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The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 12 3 S ections, 28 Pages 70 P lus 5 Sales Tax Thursday, February 20, 2014 SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT THEHERALD ADVOCATE .COM Tough Enough T o Be Mr. HHS? . Story 5A Pay Wauchula B ills Online! . Story 3A Victim Restitution Not Paid M anley Sentencing Hearing Canceled FINR Files Appeal Want To Quit Chew, Dip? St ate Offers Free Nicotine Patches, Gum WEATHER D ATE HIGH LOW RAIN 02/1280490.83 0 2/1365430.01 02/1467350.00 02/1571400.00 02/1675350.00 02/1781410.00 02/1883460.00 TOTAL Rainfall to 02/18/2014 4.71 Sa me period last year 1.14 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX C lassifieds.....................6B Community Calendar....3A Courthouse Report.......4C Crime Blotter.................8C Entertainment...............7C Hardee Living................2B Information Roundup...3A Obituaries......................4A Puzzles.....................8A,7C School Lunch Menus...3C Solunar Forecast..........8B PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO T he newly crowned 2014 Miss Hardee County, Rayna Parks. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The 2014 Junior Miss Hardee County, Taylor Bone. By CYNTHIA KRAHLO)]TJ 73 0 Td [( btnbfrSentencing of a Wauchula businessman accused of stealing over a half-million dollars from his clients was canceled late last week after he failed to reimburse his victims in time. Michael Douglas Manley, 54, a former accountant and Economic Development Council of ficer, had pleaded guilty to two of the 23 charges against him in a Dec. 20 plea hearing in Hardee Circuit Court. In that hearing, Circuit Judge John K. Stargel noted Manleys negotiated plea agreement was contingent upon reimburse ments to his victims for the missing money. He ordered Manley to pay nearly $600,000 before his sentencing date. Stargel then set sentencing for Friday, Feb. 14, and said if Man ley did not repay the victims in time, the plea agreement would not stand. Those payments never were made. Court records show that on Thursday, a day before the sentencing hearing was to take place, Manleys attorney, James R. Rusty Franklin, filed a motion to withdraw the plea agreement. The State Attorneys Office did not oppose that motion. Stargel granted the motion to withdraw the plea agreement, and set a new pre-trial hearing for Tuesday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m. Chief Assistant State Attorney Brian Haas said this Tues day that the prosecutor in the case, Assistant State Attorney Lori Winstead, was notified that the restitution had not been made. Therefore, Haas noted, the plea deal would be voided. Haas said Manleys bond and its conditions remain unchanged with this latest develop ment. Manleys Dec. 20 change of plea to guilty from not guilty was all part of extensive See VICTIM 3A By JOAN SEAMANO)]TJ 73 0 Td [( btnbfrA $38 million lawsuit against Hardee County, which last month had been dismissed, is now being appealed. The 2013 lawsuit against the county by the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation was dismissed by the Hardee Circuit Court on Jan. 27. FINR filed an appeal last Wednesday, sending it to the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal for its review. FINR, a specialized care facil ity at 1962 Vandolah Road (about six miles west of Wauchula) for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries from illness or accident, has alleged that allowing phosphate mining within 150 feet of its property line is injurious to its residents. It says the dust, excessive noise, vibration and other aspects of mining activities are detrimental to patients with the combination of disabilities they are recuperating from. FINR alleges that the countys reduction of the quarter-mile, or 1,350-foot, setback granted the medical facility as part of its inclusion in a 2007 Rural Center designation violated the expec tations when that setback was granted. In a 2012 resolution, the Hardee County Commission changed those setbacks to a min imum of 150 feet on FINRs west and north property lines and 207 feet on the east property line. Summation FINR provides long-term care with medical, vocational, re training and behavioral health care for adults and children who were injured in swimming, See FINR2A Through With Chew Week s tarted this Sunday. The Florida Department of Healths Tobacco-Free Florida campaign hopes to raise awareness about the serious health consequences of smokeless to bacco products, like chew and dip. While smoking rates have declined, smokeless tobacco use has remained steady among Floridas youth over the past decade a very troubling fact for health-care professionals. The state notes most smoke less tobacco users, especially teens, underestimate the serious risks, which include: oral cancers pancreatic cancer esophageal cancer heart disease stroke reproductive health issues addiction The state offers free quit s ervices that can double a to bacco users chances of quitting for good. By calling the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-Can-Now, resi dents can receive free nicotine replacement therapy, like the patch or a combination of the patch and nicotine gum. Flor-id ians are encouraged to visit to baccofreeflorida.com for more information. By MARIA TRUJILLOO)]TJ 73 0 Td [( btnbfrHigh-heeled shoes, flawless makeup and glamorous gowns. These three things are a sure sign that the 73rd annual Hardee County Fair has begun and its pageants are in full s wing. Every year, the first pageant to take place is for Miss Hardee County. The stage at the AgriCivic Center was decorated to represent this years theme, Out of this World. On Saturday, junior Rayna Parks was chosen as 2014 Miss Hardee County. Then on Mon day, eighth-grader Taylor Bone was crowned Junior Miss 2014. Two more pageants are scheduled this week. Lil Miss will be tomorrow (Friday) at 7:30 and the Prince & Princess Pageant will be Saturday at 4 p.m., both take place in the AgriCivic Center. The Kindergarten Pageant took place on Sunday and Tyler Pace was crowned. More information and pictures on this and other pageants can be found in next weeks issue. Miss Hardee County Before starting the Miss Hardee pageant, last years royals were introduced as was the 2014 Cattlemens Sweetheart, Emily Hughes. She is the daugh ter of Darin and Misty Hughes. Judging consisted of poise, personality, sense of humor and the ability to carry on a conversation during the interview portion as well as their overall appearance during casual wear, sponsorship introduction and in their evening gowns. Throughout the night Reyna K irkland, Josh Faulk and Rachel Burton, all students at Hardee Senior High, sang songs to en tertain the crowd. Before the announcement of the nights winners, the 2013 Miss Hardee County took her final walk. Arissa Camel, daugh ter of Shauntee Hines and Javohn Camel, is a senior at HHS. She was recently accepted to Florida State University and will pursue her education in business and marketing this summer. The 2014 Miss Hardee County is Rayna Lee Parks. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Chris and Donna Parks. Rayna is a varsity cheerleader and a junior varsity soccer player. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Alpha Zeta Pi, Lionettes, Future Farmers of America, Oak Grove Baptist Church youth group, has been a Science fair participant for several years and captain of the first-ever girls Pop Warner Flag Football team. Rayna also serves as a life guard for the county during the summer, is a Science, Tech-nology, Engineering & Mathematics scholar, was a regional and state science fair finalist her freshman and sophomore years and even attended the interna tional science fair her freshman year. Miss Hardee County was also a junior class Homecoming s weetheart candidate and has re mained in the top 10 in her class for all three years of high school. Rayna is applying to the Univer sity of Florida, where she hopes to get her doctor of philosophy in microbiology and cell re search. In the future she would like to one day write a novel and travel the world. First Runner-up and Miss Photogenic is Emily Gwen Aiyana Albritton, 16, daughter of Jerry and Machele Albritton. She was awarded the Most Valuable Player on the varsity volleyball team, where she is also captain. Emily plans to graduate in 2015 and then go to college through a volleyball scholarship. She would like to s tudy graphic and interior design or become a sign language interpreter for deaf children in the court system. Second Runner-up and Miss Internet Photogenic is Danielle Marie Smith, 17, daughter of Dan and Linda Smith. She is an honor-roll student and has re ceived the presidential award and the citizenship award. After graduating high school, Danielle plans to attend a university and earn her degree in agricul tural business and return to Hardee to use her degree to benefit her familys ranch. Third Runner-up is Milli Lynne Jones, 17, daughter of See COUNTY FAIR2A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMAN S ports Editor 115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON P roduction Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-Advocate P ublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), Postmaster, send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: S chools Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: H ardee County 6 months $21; 1 yr. $39; 2 yrs. $75 Florida 6 months $25; 1 yr. $46; 2 yrs. $87 Out of State 6 months $29; 1 yr. $52; 2 yrs. $100 LETTERS: T he Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. SUBMISSIONS: Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subject to editing. Kellys Column B y Jim The first annual Lydias House Bike-A-Thon will be held Saturda y, March 15, at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. The 10-mile bike ride will begin at 10 a.m. The 10-person team which finishes the course and raises the most money will receive a 2-day, 2-night cruise to the Bahamas. Sponsorship per rider is a minimum of $100. Unsponsored riders will pay a $25 registration fee. Sherry White of Sherry White Ministries said the goals of the bike-a-thon are to put central air-conditioning at Lydias House, located at 406 E. Bay Street in Wauchula, and to pay off its $44,000 mortgage. For more information cal 773-0523 or go by the office at 313 W. Main St. in Wauchula. Donations are tax-deductible. Lydias House helps women at no charge and does not receive governmental funding, being Bible-based. There are seven women there, with room for 12. The livestock auction begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the 73rd annual Hardee County Fair. The Rhett Walker Band will present a live concert Friday night at 7. The Little Miss Pageant will begin at 7:30. On Saturday will be a Mexican Band at 4 p.m., Prince and Princess Pageant at 4 p.m., and a Mexican Rodeo at 7 p.m. Parking proceeds are for Hardee High School Project Graduation. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Ma king up the 2014 Miss Hardee County Court are (from left) Catherine Jackson, Miss Congeniality; Milli Jones, third runner-up; Emily Albritton, first runner-up and Miss Photogenic; Rayna Parks, Miss Hardee County; Danielle Smith, second runner-up and Miss Internet Photogenic; and Dana Terrell, fourth runner-up. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Ma king up the 2014 Junior Miss Hardee County Court are (from left) Brianna Waters, Miss Photogenic; Emily Patarini, fourth runner-up; Avery Bunch, second runner-up; Taylor Bone, Junior Miss and essay winner; Shelby Gibson, first runner-up, Miss Internet Photogenic and Miss Congeniality; and Brooke Shaw, third runner-up. FINRContinued From 1A vehicle and other accidents as w ell as falls, strokes and other brain-injury events. On its nearly 900-acre prop erty are a 25-bed hospital, pediatric center and rehabilitation therapy for various physical, emotional and mental overlays of unique patients from all over the state, nation and world. FINRs 2007 plans to increase the hospital to 200 beds and add more residential cabins, a 200-room hotel, commercial development and multi-family units were delayed by worsening economic conditions nation wide. In 2012, the county granted CF Industries a reduction of the Rural Center setback as part of the companys application for a Major Special Exception, to include 657 acres within the quarter-mile setback previously granted under the Rural Center designation. FINR filed suit against the county under the state Bert Harris Act, which protects landown ers from government decisions which affect an individuals property and its values. The Circuit Court ruled on Jan. 27 that the Harris Act, State Statute 70.001, was not applicable because FINR did not own the property for which a setback reduction was granted. The court said it would take the limited ap plication of the Harris Act and not the more expansive adjacent property application FINR re quested. FINR contends the statute protects the person who owns the real property at issue. FINR says that means any property inordinately burdened by governmental action has a Bert Harris Act remedy. It says an appraisal shows the value of its property dropped from $41.9 million to $3.9 million because of the countys action, and it wants the county to reimburse it for the $38.3 million loss of value to its property. It says it can no longer pro ceed with plans to expand. CF said during its earlier hear i ngs on the Major Special Ex ception that it would voluntarily limit mining to within 520 feet of CR 663 (Ona-Fort Green Road), to eliminate interference with planned industrial develop ment north of the Vandolah Power Plant. FINR says that will not help the institute in its plans to pro vide a hotel and gas station exiting on CR 663, or within its property for the hospital expansion and new residential facili ties. Robert and Sara Jones of W auchula and Blue Kempfer of Melbourne. She has remained in the top five in her class and has competed and placed at the Florida State Science & Engi neering Fair for the past four years. Milli hopes to graduate high school at the top of her class and then go to the University of Florida and major in premed. After obtaining her bachelors degree, she will pursue a PhD in medical science. Fourth Runner-up is Dana Belle Terrell, 17, daughter of Dane and Charlotte Terrell. She has been on the Deans List at South Florida State College while being enrolled in Advanced Placement classes at HHS. Dana plans to graduate Magna Cum Laude from HHS and then graduate from the University of Florida with her bach elor degree in audiology and a minor in sign language. She then hopes to transfer to New York University and earn her master of audiology, then travel abroad to help hearing-impaired chil dren. Miss Congeniality is Catherine DaNieva Jackson, 17, daughter of Brenda Joyce Hendry. She is an honor student and is enrolled in Dual Enroll ment classes at SFSC. After high school, Catherine plans on at tending the Univer-sity of Central Florida and get her degree in political science. After that, she would like to transfer to the Uni versity of Virginia Law in the hopes of one day becoming a prosecuting attorney with the state of Florida. Other contestants were Makayla Danielle Chancey, daughter of Lee and Chrysta Chancey; Allison Claire Farr, daughter of Scott and Julie Farr; Caryssa Lynn Johnson, daughter of Christopher and Cherie Lynn Johnson; Elizabeth Geor-geanne Paris, daughter of Michael Paris and Amy Carlton Paris; and Meagan Shivers, daughter of John and Sandra Shivers. Junior Miss On Monday night, the Junior Miss Pageant took place at the center. There to cheer on the contestants and to help crown them were some of the winners from last years pageant, includ i ng 2013 Miss Internet Photo genic Taylor Graham and Miss Photogenic and Miss Congenial ity Kendall Winter. Judging for this pageant is similar to that of Miss Hardee County. During the evening, the crowd was treated to HHS stu dent Kristian Judah singing and dancers from Baileys Dance Academy. Also helping the girls throughout the night during the formal-wear segment were eighth graders Tanner Carlton and Mason Block. Before giving away this years crown Faith Hayes, 2013 Junior Miss, took her final walk. She is the daughter of Kacey and Justin Hayes and is a ninthgrade student at HHS where she is involved in many activities. The 2014 Junior Miss Hardee County and essay contest winner is Taylor Lynn Bone. She is the daughter of Travis Bone of Fort Meade and Cindy Whitney of Wauchula. Her essay had to con form to the Florida Comprehensive Assess-ment Test writing rules. Taylor is captain of the Hardee Junior High cheerlead ing squad, member of National Honor Society, PEARLS, FFA and First Baptist Church of Wauchula. She likes to dance at Baileys Dance Academy, spend time with friends, go to the beach and play the piano. After graduating from HHS, Taylor plans to go to the University of Florida and be come either a dentist or a pediatrician. First Runner-up, Miss Inter net Photogenic and Miss Conge niality is Shelby Lynn Gibson. She is the daughter of Tim and Janeen Gibson of Wauchula. After graduating from HHS she plans to pursue a degree in business from West-ern Carolina University. Second Runner-up is Avery Catherine Bunch. She is the daughter of Adam and Keli Bunch of Wauchula. Upon graduating high school, Avery hopes to attend the University of Florida and cheer for the Gators and become a veterinarian. Third Runner-up is Brooke McKenzie Shaw. She is the daughter of Sherri and John Shaw of Wauchula. Her future plans include attending The Jull iard School of Performing Arts in New York City and pursuing a career as a professional choreographer. Fourth Runner-up is Emily Elizabeth Patarini. She is the daughter of Val and Karla Patarini of Wauchula. After graduating high school, Emily plans on attending nursing school and be coming a Registered Nurse. Miss Photogenic is Brianna Lee Waters. She is the daughter of Dustyn and Tammy Waters of Bowling Green. Briannas plans include graduating high school and then attending college to earn her degree in elementary education and also pursue her dream of becoming a model. Other contestants are Alyssa Katlyn Barber, daughter of Allen and Kim Barber; Brid-gette McKenzie Conley, daughter of Greg and Dana Conley; Julissa Nicole Flores, daughter of Noey and Jennifer Flores; Joley Brooke Pleger, daughter of Jonathan Pleger and Kim-berly and Daniel Canary; Lili-anna P once, daughter of Anna and Enrique Ponce; and Hannah Michelle Revell, daughter of Michael Revell and Rachael Revell. There are still a few days left for the fair to be in town. Tonight (Thursday) the livestock auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tomorrow (Friday) Rhett Walker Band, All Things New will perform live in the arena and Julie Bulloch and Amanda Masek will be guest speakers. To pur chase tickets to the event go to hardeecountyfair.org. The Lil Miss Pageant will take place tomorrow in the AgriCivic Center at 7:30 p.m. There is also free admission from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the purchase of a $20 armband. Saturday is the final day for the fair. The Prince & Princess Pagent will take place at 4 p.m. in the AgriCivic Center while a Mexican band plays in the arena, also at 4. A Jaripeo will then take place at 7 p.m. in the arena. HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION Th e Hardee County Commission will hold its regular evening session today (Thursday), beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hard eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at that link anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items discussed during the meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public hearings. Proclamation of 125th anniversary of Florida public health and Helene Conner Mancini as Public Health Hero, 6:05 p.m. Presentation of proposed Bowling Green Community Redevelopment Agency, 6:15 p.m. Request for bronze historic marker at courthouse and nomination as a National Historic Register candidate, 6:30 p.m. Rejection of paving material bid, 6:45 p.m. Award bid for Active Shooter Exercise under Emergency Management Department, 7 p.m. Proposed commission security station plan, 7:15 p.m. Reappointment of Callie Ward to Parks & Recreation Board. This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish to plan to attend. On The Agenda COURTHOUSE REPORT T he Courthouse Report last week inadvertently re peated several old en-tries. They were from 2012, not 2014. All were property transfers which had occurred in 2012. They included transfers of property from Florence Gobble to Ella Mae Williams and Paul J. Bosard; Ramiro Ruelas and Jorge A. Garcia to Juan M. Godinez; Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Resort to Michael W. and Sherry L. Mailhot and Amy Hallaran; and Paul E. Davis Jr. to Ricarda Baus-tistaHernandez. At The Herald-Advocate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarification, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. C ORRECTIONS & L ARIFICATIONS Continued From 1A

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocateComputer friendly residents may now go online to pay their Wauchula utility bills. At the Feb. 10 meeting, Finance Department assistant Jes sica Turner updated the Wauchula City Commission on the utility billing services al ready in place and coming in the future. Turner said 55 people have signed up in the three weeks since online billing became available. There were 28 since the first of February, she said. There is a lot of cross training going on and payments can now be made at one of the two available desks in the lobby of the city administrative building at 126 S. Seventh Ave. They can also be mailed in, put in the drop box on the police parking lot south of the building or paid by automatic withdrawal from a bank account. To pay online, go to www.cityofwauchula.com, using Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit cards. That informa tion will be stored, so it doesnt have to be repeated each time. Each transaction costs $1.25 for the credit card processing. There will eventually be a phone payment access to the website. Sometime there may also be the ability to use debit cards. The online side allows free access to check account infor mation, payment history, and a lot more. It will also list garbage collection changes for holidays Eventually, the site will graph electricity and water use pay ments for the previous 12 months and graph consumption of them for two years. This will help people plan ahead and may at some time allow a resident to levelize payments for the year. Some people do this already but paying ahead in low use months and building a credit toward heavy usage months. It may also be able to tell a room-by-room usage around your home, which room uses the most air conditioning/heat, etc. Soon, people will be able to opt out of paper billings, if they so choose. Every utility customer has a utility agreement and cannot block out calls from the city. This becomes important as the city transitions from hand delivery on late collection and cutoff notices. While the city wants to be cooperative with someone truly in need, there are 350 or more utility customers who are late making payments, get cutoff and want immediate restoration of utilities. As of March 1, two phone calls will be made. Recorded in both Spanish and English with recordings of the date and time of the calls, there will be one call about overdue payment and a final call advising of cutoff. There will be no excuse for any one to get utiiities cut off. People have nearly a full month to pay their bills and the bills are for the previous months service. Commissioner Ken Lambert agreed and noted that there can sometimes be an extreme hard ship but the commission would rely on staff to handle those graciously. There is a difference in habitual offenders, he said. Wauchula Bills Now On Line Dear Residents of Hardee County: I am a Hardee County resi dent. I have grandkids and greatgrandkids here. It is because of my concern for them that I find myself writing this letter. I have great-grandkids in the Hardee County school system. I am in disbelief that the Board of County Commissioners would vote to approve to change the zoning ordinance next to the School Board of Hardee County property that includes Hilltop Elementary and Hardee Junior High School. The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority owns acreage next to the school that is currently an orange grove. Officials want to remove the trees and create an Industrial Park. With the proposed zoning change the following industries could potentially be next to the school chemical plants, slaughter houses, incinerators, fertilizer manufacturing, explo sives plants, waste processors, refineries and many other dan gerous businesses. The current zoning does not allow these type of companies. The Commerce Park that al ready exists near the school does not allow these types of companies. Why would anyone ap prove the potential threat of chemical spills, noxious gas clouds, fertilizer plant explo sions, and carcinogen contami nations so close to a school? Citizens need to speak up. De mand this land only be used for commercial and light manufac turing (just like the Com-merce Park). Once rezoned, property rights are granted that cannot be taken away easily. Call your commissioners and come to the meeting on Thursday, Feb.6 at 8:30 am at 412 W. Orange St. Room 103. It is your opportunity to voice your con cerns. Sincerely, Virginia Brown Wauchula Editors Note: The proposed zoning change by the Industrial Development Authority for the Hardee County Commerce Park expansion does not allow a potentially hazardous business to locate there. Any dangerous or incompatible use with the sur rounding properties must go before the Planning and Zoning Board and the County Commission and be granted a Major Special Exception before being permitted to locate in the park. The current park and the pro posed expansion are both zoned as Commercial/Industrial Business Center and the rules gov erning what can and cannot be located there are the same for both. Letter To The Editor Proposed IndustrialPark Too Close To Two Schools This week, Im turning the column over to Firefighter/Paramedic James Simpson, who is also the president of Local Union 3471 Hardee County Fire-Rescue. When you hear the word union, what comes to mind? Why does the word incite such mixed or negative feelings? Media, politi cians and lawyers have spun them into something they really are not. Did you know that unions have been around since the birth of our great country? That's right, many years ago our forefathers im migrated to this country in hopes for a brighter future for their fam ilies. The harsh reality they were met with was far different. The truth was that many of the jobs available had very meager wages, miserable working conditions, no benefits, very long work days, and no compensation for overtime. Now imagine your wife and/or children having to work in these same conditions. It wasn't long before people spoke up and wanted more rights. Hence, the birth of American labor unions. Early labor unions were formed and typically dissolved once work conditions were improved. Over time, labor unions were needed again and again to improve conditions and wages so they re mained in place permanently. In order for the overall work conditions and wages to improve, the employer and the labor union would meet to bargain, or negotiate, over work conditions. Both sides would come together and agree on items of concern. So, just like a marriage union between two people, its very much a give-and-take situation. Today, most aspects in the work environment are incorporated into contracts for bargaining and negotiating, which means the union agreement is also placed into a contract. A union contract is a lengthy document that incorporates this agreement between the employer and labor union. Are you thinking why would this be? Remember the give-and-take situation? In the future both sides can meet and bargain again if they feel that changes are needed in the contract. Before meeting at the big table for negotiations both sides have to prepare. Preparing can mean countless hours researching factual information to present at the meeting in hopes of gaining common knowledge and understanding between both sides. Researching can mean hours staring at a computer screen or even making phone calls. The facts are brought to each other at the table for discussion and possibly ratification of a contract. However, it may lead to more fact-finding and more meetings between both sides. One detail both sides should remember: This all should not be for the benefit of one side or the other, but for both of them just like an agreement in a marriage. So the next time you are watching TV or reading the newspaper and see that the local union wants this or that, think about the process, the marriage between the county and firefighters, and that usually there is always giving on both sides to reach a mutual agree ment so both sides can take back whats most important to them just like our forefathers did years ago at the beginning of this great nation. The FiresideBy James StillwagonHardee County Fire-Rescue Chief INFORMATIONRoundup Church Offers Food BankNew Zion Baptist church, 202 Sidney Roberts Road, Ona, will be hosting food bank on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. or as long as supplies last. This is open to residents of New Zion, Ona, Lily and Limestone communities.Affordable Care ExplainedLicensed representative Angela Hendry will be avail able at the Hardee County Library, Courthouse Annex II, 315 N. Sixth Ave. (intersec tion of U .S. 17 and Oak St.), Wauchula, next Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. She is a certified Marketwer questions of set appoint ment for enrollment in the Affordable Healthcare pro gram. For more information, e-mail her at angela.hendry @hrhn.org. or call 863-4526530, Ext. 303.Relay For Life Raises FundsThe Heartland Pharmacy Relay For Life team is using vouchers for the Wauchula Pizza Hut. Every Monday and Wednesday for four weeks if a person uses the word Relay to order inhouse, take out, or oneline, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Heartland team.Men Begin Softball SeasonThere will be a planning meeting on Monday evening for the Mens Church Softball League. Coaches, players and oth ers can come to the Softball Complex off Altman Road just north of the high school at 6:30 p.m. For more informa tion, call Carl Coleman at 781-1964. Senior Boys Deadline TuesdayAll senior boys who want to participate in the Mr. HHS contest have until 8 a.m. Tuesday to do so. Applications can be obtained in the front office or library. The contest includes shooting and cross-fit chal lenges on March 15 and an evening program on March 29. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation.Healing Class Held ThursdaysAn adults-only class on inner healing is being held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at 770 Alton Carlton Road, Wauchula. Books are $10. For more information, call Sherry White at 773-0523. VICTIMContinued From 1A negotiations between Franklin and Winstead. Ultimately, Manley agreed to plead to charges of grand theft of $100,000 or more and of $20,000 or more. In exchange for that plea, the state agreed not to prosecute 21 other counts and to recommend a prison sentence of five years. Manley could have faced a max imum penalty of 60 years in prison. Manley was ordered to pay $380,762.96 to Evelyn Bailey; $118,988.42 to the Underwood Trust; $59,494.21 to Ester Albritton; and $35,696.53 to the Arthur Womack Family Trust. Added to that was a $39,195 reimbursement to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for its investigative ex penses. Those payments were to be made as part of the plea agree ment and before his sentencing date. Stargel cautioned Manley on Dec. 20 that if full restitution was not made in time, he could face up to 60 years in prison. COMMUNITYCalendar THURSDAY, FEB. 20 Hardee County Health Department, Open House 115 K.D. Revell Road (off U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, 24:30 p.m. Hardee County Commission, regular evening meeting, Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 6 p.m.THURSDAY, FEB. 2 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting, Board Room, 230 S. Florida Ave.,Wauchula, 5 p.m. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Governing Board Recreation Ad Hoc Committee: Evaluate how SWFWMD is using public lands for recreation. All or part of this meeting may be conducted by means of communications media technology in order to permit maximum participation of Committee members. DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 5, 2014; 9:30 a.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL 33637 Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMD's Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 7967211, ext. 4703 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator @swfwmd.state.fl.us A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Water-Matters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. For more information, you may contact: carmen.sanders@watermatters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211,x4477 (Ad Order EXE307) 2:20c Class of 2014 PresentsMr HHS 2014Come Cheer On Your Favorite Guy9 am Shooting Challenge Hosted by Hardee County Sheriffs Department at the shooting range on Airport Road 2 pm Cross-Fit-Challenge at Wildcat Stadium Hosted by Battleheart Fitness(These scores wll be factored into the total score) The Crowning of Mr HHS 2014Come out and see these young men compete in: Any Senior Boy May Enter before February 25Contact Andrea Dunlap @ 735-1314 ext. 204 or mr.hhs.2014@gmail.comAll Proceeds Benefit the Senior Class 2:20c Pet Care Center CHECK OUT OUR PET VET VACCINATION PRICESDog & Cat Packs Start At $ $4 45 5(with Heartworm Test $ $5 55 5) )Kitten & Puppy Packs $ $3 36 6Save Money On Your Favorite Heartworm And Flea Products Such As: Revolution, Heartguard, Comfortis & FrontlineWe Accept All Major Credit Cards 2:20c The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com It pays to advertise 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

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4A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 Obituaries INA CLAIRE BURNS Ina Claire Burns, 84, died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Lakeland. Born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Fort Meade, she has been a longtime resident of Lakeland. She at tended First Baptist Church of Lakeland, enjoyed playing the piano, singing and working in her flower garden. She is preceded in death by her parents, John D. and Violet Acree Walker. Survivors include her two daughters, Rise Murawski of Akron, Ohio and Nancy Sutter of McKinney, Texas; and one grandson, Michael Murawski. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Watson Cemetery, Fort Meade Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. In Memory JEF FERY CARLTON LOTT Jeffery Carlton Lott, age 72, of Wauchula, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Hardee Manor. He was born June 29, 1941, in Bartow. Jeffery was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Lott and Eloise Whitehurst. He is survived by his halfbrother, Jess Driskell of Wauchula. Services were Graveside at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Wauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory H AZEL L. NICHOLSON Hazel L. Nicholson, 77, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Mrs. Nicholson was born in Nocatee on Dec. 17, 1936, and moved to Bowling Green from Fort Myers 55 years ago. She was the owner and operator of Hazel's Flowers and Gift Shop in Bowling Green for over 40 years. Mrs. Nicholson attended North Fort Myers High School and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Nicholson and three brothers, Solon Hingson, Earl Hingson and Elbert Hingson. Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her son, Rickey N. Nichol son and wife Adelina of Bowling Green; one daughter, Tammy N. Pearson and hus band Conrad of Bowling Green; three brothers, Eugene Hingson of Moorehaven, Wilburn Hing-son and William Hingson, both of North Fort Myers; one sister, Margaret Raul-erson of North Fort Myers; four grandchil dren, Genise Altman, Nicole Crews, Holly Pridgen and Kaitlin Pridgen; and six greatgrandchildren, Lucas Altman, Mikey Crews, Colton Crews, Presley Gil-liard, A.J. Naronjo and Jasper Altman. Visitation was between 1 and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade. Funeral Services followed in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Willie Gilliard officiating. Interment immediately followed in Bowling Green Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home Fort Meade Affordable Funerals, Cremation & Head Stones Ponger-Kays-Grady F uneral Homes & Cremation Services (863) 773-6400 w ww.PongerKaysGrady.com We offer a wide variety of Cemetery Monuments, Headstones, and Grave Markers. We also offer Headstone Cleaning and Leveling. Locally Owned and Operated by Licensed Funeral Directors Allyson Ponger Karnes, LFD / Owner / FDIC Edward R. Ponger, LFD / Owner Floyd O. Rice, Jr., LFD Delmos L. Newsome, LFD Christi A. Gill, LFD 2:13-27c 2:20c 2:13,20p PHOTO BY JIM KELLY D orothy Moss loves her 9-week-old puppy named Little Ronnie, a chihuahua. She uses a motorized chair to get around and loves living at Chatham Pointe in Wauchula. I used to cook Wednesday night dinners at First Baptist Church of Wauchula. There were four of us ladies who cooked there. Chatham Pointe is a very nice place to live. We are like a big family. Mitch really looks out for us. Chatham Pointe is located north of Stenstrom Road across from the Wauchula Cemetery. PUPPY LOVE Funeral Notice JA MES JIM OWEN YOUMANS James Jim Owen Youmans, 70, of Wauchula, died on, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wauchula, 1570 W. Main St., Wauchula, where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Words To L ive By A Daily Thought T HURSDAY The human heart is most dec eitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is! But I know! I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motive. I give to all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.J)600()-400( btn frF F R R I I D D A A Y Y Why do you look at the s peck of sawdust in your brothers eye and fail to no tice the plank in your own? You fraud! Take the plank out of your eye first and then you can see clearly enough to remove your brothers speck of dust.M)-400( b fMS S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y Trust God from the bottom ofy !" y #$%out everything on your own. Listen for Gods voice in everything you do, every -w y % &"' (!who will keep you on track.P))600(*+ bn, fMS S U U N N D D A A Y Y But each of you must be q uick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to be angry. A man may think he is religious but if he has no control over his tongue, he is deceiving$ h #that mans religion is futile.J)600(+ bt* fr / 0 0 O O N N D D A A Y Y You must not spread false s tories against other people, and you must not do anything that would put your neighbors life (reputation) in danger. You must not hate your fellow citizen in your heart.)-400()L1+ tb, fr23T T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y Therefore, since we have b een justified (made right with God) through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.RP4+ b fr53W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 7 $' w --8 9 ' s !' & h d : # ; & w$ --listen to me and answer me. Ic -&$ hd < = # Lord in awe and do not sin%$!' &$ hd +> ?bn? f / All verses are excerpted fromT@A BCDF GHIDAK NOQSV OHWX Q YZ A [ SA \[ HCW ] N ^_ V T@A ^ A [[Y XA ] N`aSV `Ab aAWe tf\ F SA \[ HCW ] N` GV `Ab WX-DH [ @ GHIDA ] N`lSV `Ab lW t A \ W Yt HCW Y D SA \[ HCW ] N` g TVNew Living Translation (RSV)iAjH [ Ak m tY Wk Y\ k SA \[ HCW ] N n^_ V n @HDDH o[ ^ CkA \ W WXe DH [ @ ] Y Wk NT g GV T@A g HjHWXBible. T T H H O O M M A A S S E E . H H A A R R R R E E L L L L Thomas E. Harrell, 72, of Z olfo Springs, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at home, Born on Nov. 6, 1941, in Rochelle, Ga., he came to Zolfo Springs from Bradenton in 2003. Thomas was superintendent for The Stellar Group of Jacksonville and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, R. J. Harrell and sister, Nell Gilford. Survivors include his wife, Janice Harrell of Zolfo Springs; three sons, Michael Harrell (Kim) of Bradenton, Bruce Harrell (Susan) of Balm and Randy Harrell of Balm; one daughter, Jamie Howell (Lance) of Myakka; one brother, Wayne Harrell of Bradenton; three sisters, Willie Berry of Palmetto, Elaine Burchett of Cary, N.C. and Eula Busby (Tex) of Ark.; five grandsons, three grand daughters and two greatgrandsons. Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel. Funeral Services were Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Davis and the Rev. Gary Byram officiating. Interment followed at New Zion Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Loving Memory In Memory D ONALD LEE BUTLER SR. Donald Lee Butler Sr., 74, of Rydal, Ga., passed away Tues day, Feb. 11, 2014, at his home. Donald was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Arcadia, DeSoto County. He moved to Wauchula at age 18, where he worked at NAPA Auto Parts for 27 years and then bought his own garage. Donald was on the Hardee County School Board for more than four years and served in the Army National Guard for six years. Donald was also a mem ber of Waleska First Baptist Church in Waleska, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Myrtie Butler; a brother, Richard Butler; and a step-daughter, Janda Sanchez. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jo (Daugherty) Butler; a daughter, Ezetta Bentham (Stuart) of Goldsboro, N.C.; two sons, Donald Lee Butler Jr., (Christy) of Chuluota and Rance Butler of Rydal, Ga.; one son-in-law, Max Sanchez; 10 grandchil dren, Lauren Landeg of Cardiff, South Wales, Natalie Bahr (Mike) of Hudson, Danny Summers of Wauchula, Fran-cesca Sanchez of Or lando, Dakota-Jo Sanchez of Sara-sota, Curtis Bentham of Salt Lake City, Utah, Megan Bentham of Fay-etteville, N.C., Ashley Bent-ham of Colorado, and Dalton Butler and Riley Butler, both of Chu luota; four great-grandchil dren; and six sisters, Virginia Goodson of Labelle, Marjorie Harrison (Jimmie) of Wauchula, Joyce Pettis (Jack) of Plant City, Eugenia Hawkins of Greens-ville, S.C., Nancy Young (Danny) of San ford and Sandra Shanahan (Dave) of Del Rio, Tenn. Private Graveside Services were held at Oakhill Cemetery in Cartersville, Ga. Memorial Services took place at Waleska First Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the hospice of your choice. Sosebee Funeral Home Canton, Ga In Memory JO ANNE TAYLOR Joanne Taylor, 77, passed peacefully on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Tidewell Care Center in Lakewood Ranch. She was born in 1936 in Seville, Ohio. Joanne and husband, Charles, moved to Holmes Beach in 1965 and owned Island Rental Service for 21 years. Once retired, Joanne and Charles traveled throughout the United States until his death in 1998. Joanne, having relocated to Zolfo Springs, met Thom-as Muir and over the 15 years they were together enjoyed traveling many places around the USA, the Caribbean and over 22 countries around the world. Joanne loved to read, quilt and especially make handi work items for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joanne is survived by her significant other, Thomas Muir of Zolfo Springs; her two daughters, Tina (Taylor) Wood and Linda Taylor; three grandchildren, Danielle (Wood) McRoberts, Chris-topher Wood and Charlie Taylor Gianiotes; two great-grand children, Aaden and Annabelle, all of Bradenton; and her two brothers, Gale Norton and Clair Norton Jr. In accordance with Joannes wishes, there will be no services and her ashes will be scattered in the mountains of North Carolina where she and Tom shared their summers. In her memory, donations can be made to Tide-well Hospice, Sarasota. Manasota Memorial Park & Funeral Home Bradenton

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A The Florida Department of H ealth in Hardee County is celebrating 125 years of public health during 2014 with educa tional and commemorative events. The local celebration begins today (Thursday) with an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hardee County Health Depart ment, 115 K.D. Revell Road, off U.S. 17 North in Wauchula. The public is welcome. Historical displays of public health in Hardee County will be available along with guided walks on the fitness trail to en courage physical activity. Local public health hero Helene Conne r Mancini, the first Health Unit nurse in 1947, will be honored at the open house. Later, the Hardee County Commission will read a proclamation at its evening meeting recognizing 125 years of public health in this community. The state Legislature created the State Board of Health on Feb. 20, 1889, in response to a yellow fever epidemic in Jack sonville. Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became the first public health officer. Yellow fever in Florida was eradicated in 1905. Floridas dramatic growth w as made possible through pub lic health efforts that controlled disease and improved environ mental health, said Dr. John Armstrong, state surgeon gen eral and secretary of health. Just as Dr. Porter and col leagues saved Floridians from yellow fever over a century ago, we are committed to solving the top public health threat to Florida families now: weight challenge, he added. The year-long celebration of 125 years of Florida Public Health was launched in Key West on Feb. 3, where Arm strong joined Porters greatgre at granddaughter in a cere monial wreath laying at Porters gravesite. Throughout 2014, the department will offer educational and health information opportuni ties. The department invites Floridas residents and visitors to join in recognizing 125 years of protecting, promoting and im proving the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Health Dept. Open House Today In Other Action The Hardee County Commission al so approved the following items during its two-hour meet ing on Feb. 6. All members were present. partment of Transportation for design, construction and inspection during resurfacing of West Main Street, Wauchula, from Ohio Avenue to U.S. 17. The $750,000 project will include ad dressing drainage concerns in the business district and, hopefully, reduce stormwater overflow to Orange Street. The drainage re pairs will belong to the city when completed. adding 3.98 acres to the 16,006acre CF Hardee Phosphate Com plex. Of that, 3.2 acres of upland will be mined and .78-acre forested upland will be added to the Horse Creek floodplain and not be disturbed. Shujwana Lamy and Alan Lang to the newly formed Citizen Advisory Task Force. missions 24-page 2014 Rules of Procedure, which are available at the countys website, www.hard eecounty.net. sion of 13.0 acres of a 48.0-acre parent parcel. The minor subdi vision meets road frontage and other requirements. a crisis stabilization unit and $18,052.68 for Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) equipment. The monies come from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund from confiscated monies. 2011 write-off of Emergency Medical Services. Instead of $282,680.20 as previously ap proved, it is $220,685.29, a de crease of $61,991.94. assets, servers and computers each nearly 15 years old and no longer useable. gency Management agreement adding $27,000 allotted by the state for training, supplies, and workshop exercises. It brings the total state funding to $44,750. Birge is now chairperson of the Heartland Crimestoppers. She reported people in Polk and Highlands counties are using the tip-line and receiving its awards more than residents of Hardee County. Johnson report on the pending broadband lawsuit in which he is involved. He apologized to the 14 other counties involved in the broadband group which is being sued and said the lawsuit is being paid by that groups attorney and his own two attorneys. We will get to the bottom of this and it will all come out in the court room, he said. The Hardee County taxpayers are not footing the bill for this, he emphasized. They only paid the first $1,800 and none since, he explained. evenings joint meeting with the Planning & Zoning Board for the Mosaic annual review. Donald Chancey of the P& Z Board said that board doesnt want to hold to the three-minute limit for comments and felt since mining affects all members of the community, anyone should be al lowed to speak as long as necessary to make their point, as long as they kept to the topic at hand. The next County Commission meeting will be the evening meet ing on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and will also be in Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate All Hardee High senior young men have until Tuesday to sign up for a new contest serving as tion. Eight fellows have already en listed, but more are welcome. This competition, in its first year, will include several events before the final scores are tallied and Mr. HHS is named. There are two events on March 15, a 9 a.m. shooting challenge at the Sheriffs Office Shooting Range and a 2 p.m. cross-fit challenge at Wildcat Stadium. On March 29, there is an e vening event. Each gentleman will highlight his personality, appearance, academic and ex tracurricular accomplishments, personal interests and future plans during sequences in casual wear, a speech in related cloth ing, and professional wear. Speech-appropriate clothing could be camouflage for hunt ing, gym clothes for weightlifting, cowboy gear for rodeos, etc. The speech can be serious or hu morous. The winning Mr. HHS will re ceive a crown, gift card and scholarship. There will be first through fourth runners-up. There also w ill be an online Mr. Photogenic and a judges choice of Mr. Photogenic and Mr. Con-ge niality. A Peoples Choice Award will be based on money raised in their bags at the back of the room during the evening event. Top competitors in the shooting and cross-fit challenges will be awarded as well. Parents, friends and others are encouraged to support these new One way is to place an advertisement in the Mr. HHS evening progam. Ads are $25, $50 or $100, depending on the size. Ads must be placed by M arch 11. For information, contact Andrea Dunlap at 735-1314, extension 204, or at mr.hhs.-2014@gmail.com. People can also purchase a video of the evening event for $25. Admission for the evening will be $5, with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. There is a $5 charge to attend both events on March 15. A portion of each purchase will go to provide an alcoholand drug-free, fun night for Hardee Senior High Schools graduating Class of 2014. Enter Contest To Become Mr. HHS _______________________________ I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NO: 14-CP-03 IN RE: ESTATE OF HORACE VERNON ALLRED, Deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate o f HORACE VERNON ALLRED, deceased, File Number 14-CP-03, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the per sonal representative, venue, or ju risdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publica tion of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 20, 2014. Personal Representative: Fleeta Wheeler 1905 West Immokalee Drive Immokalee, Florida 34142 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kenneth K. Thompson, Esquire 1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1 Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936 (239) 369-5664 phone (239) 369-8763 fax FLA. BAR NO. 344044 E-Mail: Ken@KenThompson-LawOffice.com 2:20,27c ____________________________________ _______________________________ I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2007-CA-000559 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Francis A. Whaley; Jennifer L. Whaley; John Doe and Jane Doe Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENp ursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2013, entered in Case No. 25-2007-CA-000559 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, N.A. is the Plaintiff and Francis A. Whaley; Jennifer L. Whaley; John Doe and Jane Doe are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the 2nd floor hallway. out side Room 202, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, be ginning at 11:00 AM on the 5 day of March, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SOUTH 18 ACRES OF WEST 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST AND RUN TO THE EAST LINE OF PAVED ROAD FOR A POINT OF BEGIN NING; THENCE RUN EAST, 208.75 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 208.75 FEET: THENCE WEST 208.75 TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID ROAD; THENCE NORTH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNIG, ALL LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 17 day of February, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of said Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or serv ice of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in ad vance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possi ble. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 2:20,27c _______________________________ OBITUARY POLICY The Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the information which may be included in a free obituary are available at local funeral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional information and remembrances. All obituaries, however, must be submitted by a funeral home. No personal submissions will be accepted. Dear Editor: I have some good news here at Hernando Correctional Insti tution. My best friend Claudia Mancillas has just found out this last She has only been in school for one year here. She came with managed to get a 2750 on her scores. She quit school in the ninth year. She turned 32 on Jan. 28 and graduated on Jan. 31. Not only has Claudia man aged to get her diploma she has become one of the most support ive people I know. She reminds me not to ever give up on a dream. I need to let you understand one thing about our friendship. Before she came here last year we were enemies. The first time she came to prison was my fault, and I regret it. The day Claudia came here, I walked up to her and said Claudia, Please forgive me and Im sorry I am not that same person. And she said, I forgive you. Dont ever do it again! She forgave me, and in return s he has allowed me to forgive myself. She always greets me her family. She is an amazing person. I do not think she will ever return to prison. Her soul is everyday for that change. It ra diates through her everyday actions. She doesnt preach change to no one. She shows it through her everyday actions. She does not even understand how much of a role model she is to me and everyone else. She has shown me unconditional friendship, and I know I have that from her for life. I just wanted to let Hardee County know the accomplish ments she has made. Claudia Mancillas is a Hardee County resident for her whole life of 32 years. Thank you, Vicki Adcox Hernando Correctional Institution Brooksville Letter To The Editor Hardee Native Earns G.E.D. At Hernando Correctional In Other Action The Hardee County School B oard approved the following items during its 18-minute meeting last Thursday. Board mem ber Mildred Smith was absent. The items were: the Florida School Boards Association, at a cost of $10,760. Chairman Thomas Trevino said what the board members are able to bring back to Hardee County, thanks to all of the train ing they receive from FSBA, is very valuable. Hardee County Cattlemens As sociation for the Cattlemens Arena complex. This item passed with a 3-1 vote. Member Paul Samuels said he does not think the board should have to pay to use the arena for graduation ceremonies. The complex will be used June 4-7. The rent for these days totals $1,200, not including addi tional electric and water charges. There is also a refundable repair and maintenance deposit of $500, which will be returned at the end of the lease if the areas are properly cleaned and any damage repaired. Hardee County School Board Policy Manual. During the last meeting, the members decided to review all of the policies to see if any revisions needed to be made. None of the members felt any changes needed to be made to Chapter One. gym by Youth Basketball of America for basketball practices. The gym will be used from Feb. 20 through June 30. and Wauchula elementary schools, the parking area in front of Wildcat Stadium, the field behind the old junior high gym and the recreation complex by Hardee County Youth Sports for baseball practice. The fields will be used from Feb. 14 to Aug. 1. the outside basketball court at the old junior high by Higher for a four-on-four basketball tournament. The areas will be used on March 15 from noon to 6 p.m. $25,000, including 7,478 gallons of diesel at $3.60 for transportation vehicles for a total of $26,966, and classroom libraries for Hardee Junior High totaling $37,050. Pearce from Hardee Senior High. Haedo as junior varsity softball coach at $2,069, Isaac David Leimeister as JV boys soccer coach for $2,069 and Roy Alex Myrie as assistant track coach for $1,999. Kyle Long, Elizabel Miguel, Laren Chester and Heather St. John. Also, coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday is the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in writing for fourth, eighth and 10th grades. The next School Board meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room at 230 S. Florida Ave. in Wauchula. Pet Of The Week Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neu te ring of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill. This is a male Pit Bull. He is white and tan with a short coat and a docked tail. His adoption fee it $45. TUSCAN POTATO SOUP It aly has many more dishes to offer than just spaghetti and pizza. This delectable soup is a prime example! 8 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin or turkey breast 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 2 cups diced unpeeled raw potatoes 1/4 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 (14.5-ounce) can reduced-fat chicken broth 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk pow der 1 cup water 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1. In a large saucepan sprayed with olive-oil-flavored cooking spray, brown meat. Stir in Italian seasoning and sage. A dd potatoes and onion. Mix well to combine. Continue cook ing for 6 to 8 minutes or until onions are tender. 2. In a covered jar, combine flour and chicken broth. Shake well to blend. Pour broth mix ture into meat mixture. Add undrained stewed tomatoes. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 3. In a small bowl, combine dry milk powder, water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir milk mixture into meat mixture. Con tinue simmering for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes 4 (1 1/2 cups each) servings. calories, 5g fat, 18g protein, 32g carb., 589mg sodium, 3g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Meat, 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat-Free Milk. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made F AST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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6A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 Each year, some 500,000 w omen die of cardiovascular disease. That is more than the total number of women killed by all forms of cancer, including breast cancer, combined. Nearly one out of two women will eventually die from heart disease or stroke. Yet, many women are unaware of the many ways they can protect their hearts. As February is American Heart Month, it is a good time to take a look at your lifestyle to determine what you can do now to keep your heart healthy in the future. Incorporating simple steps into your life, such as a healthy diet and regular exer cise, can help reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. Dont Smoke Y our chance of having a heart attack doubles if you smoke as few as 1-4 cigarettes per day and increases six-fold if you are a heavy smoker. If you stop smok ing, your risk of heart attack drops by 50 percent within one year. After five years, your risk approaches that of nonsmokers. Regular exposure to smoke from someone elses cigarettes is also bad for your heart and lungs. If you live with someone who smokes, encourage him to quit. Be Physically Active Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exer cise, such as brisk walking, on most, and preferably all, days of the week. In several studies of middlea ged and older women, those who walked briskly for at least two to three hours per week or burned an equivalent amount of energy through more vigor ous exercise cut their risk of coronary heart disease by 30-40 percent. Exercise doesnt need to involve a structured workout session at the gym; incorporating several short bouts of activity into your daily routine (walks during lunch or coffee breaks or using the stairs) may be suffi cient to obtain the recommended amount of activity. The use of a pedometer may also en-courage daily activity. Aim for 10,000 steps per day. Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet Inc lude a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat or non-fat dairy products, fish, nuts, and other sources of protein low in saturated fat, such as poultry and lean meats. Maintain Healthy Body Weight Aim for a waist circumference of less than 35 inches. To measure your waist circumference, hold a tape measure at the level of your navel and circle your torso with it. Be sure to measure below, not at, the narrowest part of your abdomen. Losing just 5-10 percent of your body weight favorably af fects cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and other risk fac tors for heart disease. February Is Heart Health Month H eart Disease Is The No. 1 Killer Of Women Collecting Q: I have a copy of "The Young People's Church of the Air Hymn Book," com piled and autographed by Percy B. Crawford. It was published in 1932. Could you tell what it is worth and where I might sell it? Jane, Lititz, Pa. A: Percy B. Crawford was a Canadian who immigrated to the United States during the early decades of the past century. He was an evangelist and fundamen talist preacher, and was one of the first to discover the power of early radio. In 1931, while a seminarian at Westminster The ological Seminary, he started a youth-oriented radio program at a Philadelphia station. It may hit a sour note with you, but his songbook, even autographed, is worth at best only about $15 or $20. My suggestion is to show it to used book dealers in your area to see if there is any interest. Q: I have a Bible that was given to my mother when she and her family immigrated to America from Austria. It is dated 1914 and was from the New York Bible Society. Does it have any value? Margaret, Sioux Falls, S.D. A: Verily I say unto you, not really. Only Bibles crafted before about 1700 are of interest to most collectors. Your Bible has value, but only of the sentimental kind. Cherish it as a family heirloom and not for possible resale. Q: I worked as a volunteer in the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign of 1980. I have a Jimmy Carter T-shirt that I got at the time that is in almost new condition. Any value? Steve, Spring Branch, Texas A: ccording to "Warman's Political Collectibles: Identification & Price Guide" by Dr. Enoch L. Nappen and published by Krause Books, your T-shirt is worth in the $15-$20 range. Q: My grandmother re ceived a beaver coat for her birthday in 1930. What is the coat worth, if anything? Lindy, East Barre, Vt. A: There are several excellent vintage clothing stores in Ver mont. One of the better ones is Morning Glorious Vintage Clothing in Brattleboro. Contact is MorningGloriousVintage.com, and 802-534-0127. You might contact this shop for a profes sional opinion about the value of your coat. 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 Highlands Hammock State P ark is holding its first Know Your Neighborhood event this Saturday. The Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-ser vation Commission, the Department of Environmental Protections South District Re gional Office and others are partnering with the park to provide information and handson educational activities for families and children. The greater Heartland Community is invited to attend this highly interactive event between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to climb into a real Florida Forest Service helicopter or have an upclose look at brush trucks and fire equipment dating back to the 1940s. Youngsters can gear up and hit the lights, deploy a fire hose and meet Smokey Bear. There will be information concerning fire management, environmental permitting, hunti ng laws, fishing regulations, creating wildlife-friendly back yards and much more. Safety is sues such as firewise homes and black bear/human conflicts will be addressed. Dont miss this most unique event to know your neighbor hood, meet those who keep you safe, and learn about volunteer opportunities. The first 200 cars will receive a free goody bag from the Florida Forest Service. This event is free with a paid park entry fee of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people per car) or $4 for single occupancy. Enjoy a picnic or a trail walk and come back for this months Music in the Park Concert fea turing the California Toe Jam Band from 7 to 9 pm. Park entry fees are good all day. Visitors may leave and return by show ing their receipts. Concert admission is $5 per person with accompanied children 12 years and under free of charge. Hammock Hosts I ts Neighbors UFC 170Rousey vs. McMannThis Saturday, February 22 Live! 10pm from Las Vegas, NevadaEvery Wednesday50 Wings(minimum of 6) With Purchase Of Drink Every Thursday Night8pm CloseKaraoke & DJingwithDJ Adam Newman Beer! Food! FunPool Table Competition-Style Darts Cornhole Digital JunkboxSaturday, March 8 Canelo vs. Angulo Saturday, April 12 Pacquiao vs. Bradley UPCOMING E VENTS Now Serving Ribye Steak!soc2:20& Grille 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007Hours: Mon. Sat. 11am 9pmBar Open Until 1am Closed Sundays By JOAN SEAMAN O f The Herald-Advocate It took a lot of work to spend the $31 million in expenditures for Hardee County in the 201213 fiscal year. Janice Williamson, director of management and budget, pre sented the report on county fi nances and activities from Oct. 1, 1012 through Sept. 30, 2013 at the Feb. 6 meeting of the Hardee County Commis-sion. On hand were the various department leaders who made everything work for that 12month year. Each was acknowledged as Williamson reached that department in the 54-page report, which is available on the countys website, www.hard eecounty.net. It starts with an introduction of the five commissioners. Sue Birge, District 2; and Grady Johnson, whose terms began in 2010, are up for re-election this year if they choose to run. Colon Lambert, District 1; Rick Knight, District 3; and Mike Thompson, District 5, began their terms in 2012 and continue in office through 2016. Next is a county directory, with phone numbers for all 36 departments, the four other elected officials (Sheriff, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections) and others who serve county residents, such as the State Attorney and Public Defender offices. On pages 8-9 of the report is a service matrix listing the main tasks of each department and their offices. There is a message from County Manager Lex Albritton to fellow citizens, of the re ports intent to inform citizens of the accomplishments of county government, especially capital projects done and those to be completed in the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2013. I am amazed at how much county staff has been able to accomplish with the limited re sources available. But I am proud to say that most of the credit for doing so is due to your dedicated county staff and their willingness to work together by accepting additional responsibil ities, new tasks and greater workloads to maintain these lev els of service and even increase the level of service to the citi zens of Hardee County, said Albritton. He notes that commissioners have been conservative in adopt ing the annual budgets and refers to the county website for the adopted budget for the cur rent fiscal year 2013-14. For the past fiscal year, rev enues totaled $32,016,967.49. As usual, the county holds back five percent to carry it until ad valorem (property) taxes and as sessments, and other revenue for the new fiscal year begins to come in. There is also some carryover of grant revenue for ongoing projects. Thus, the county expenditures for the past fiscal year were only $31,807,356.58. The largest amounts of money went for public safety, with transportation and general government also getting large chunks and others taking a smaller portion of the annual budget. Departments Williamson and her staff man age audits, prepare proposed budgets, get accurate assessment lists to the right people, and keep track of county assets from bui ldings to roads to equipment to everything in between. Jack Logan and his staff at purchasing make sure the county receives the best good and services at the best prices, whether in advertising for bids, evaluating them and making recom mendations to the commission, managing inventory and pur chases or ordering fuel. Jane Long and staff are in charge of human resources and also Pioneer Park Days. The tasks from interviewing prospective employees to preparing bi-weekly payrolls, setting up hearings for discipline ap-peals and grievances and job classifications. In Information Technology Services Joe Felice works closely with Bryan McCall in Geographic Information Services to ensure the wireless con nectivity, mapping and computer access for information all departments need is up to date and available. There are several units under public safety. Jill Newman maintains detailed disaster plans for all shelters and facilities for handicapped individuals, plans and assists when hazardous inci dents occur, and keeps track of all addresses when there is a house or business added to them. Teresa Carver and staff wear dual hats, one handling the animal control department and pet shelter which is housed at the county landfill. That group handled 1,001 complaints and im pounded 1,155 dogs and cats last year as well as quarantining 28 when people were bitten. There were 137 warnings and 50 citations issued last year. Chief Jim Stillwagon and a host of Fire-Rescue folks re sponded to 4,001 calls in the last fiscal year. Some were false alarms, some good intentions and 1,982 were medical care, ac cidents or fires. Around the clock, there are five firefight ers/paramedics at Station 1 in Wauchula, five at Station 2 in Zolfo Springs and two in Bowling Green ready to respond to emergency needs. There is also work on prevention, with com mercial inspections and review of construction and site develop ment plans to ensure safety for occupants. Theres folks constantly working on the countys infra structures. Carver also manages the Class 1 Sanitary Landfill, and maintains records to show all state and federal requirements and licenses are met. Besides the details of landfill management, there is processing of scrap metals, waste tires, wood and yard trash, electronics and recyclables. The landfill duties included over 18,000 tons of waste han dled, 157 tons of car and truck tires, and 32.72 tons of haz ardous waste collected, including 128.94 tons of electronics shrink wrapped and sold, and 12.6 tons of other recyclables handed at the Hardee Disposal outlet. County Engineer Ken Wheeler and staff at the Road & Bridge Department handle the problems of 331.84 miles of paved and 168.20 miles of un paved roads, 69 bridges, numerous drainage culverts and fall ditches. They picked 194.29 tons of bulk waste left roadside and replaced many street/road s igns in the sign shop. The Facilities department under director Danny Weeks, formerly called Building & Grounds, is responsible for new construction and renovation of all county buildings and the 1,500 acres of public property. That varies from the 40 animals and 1,200 feet of boardwalk at the animal refuge as well as all the other Pioneer Park buildings, and the 1,200-acre Hardee Lakes Park which has four fishing lakes and docks, hiking, horseback, biking and handi capped trails, picnic pavilions, RV camping, restrooms and water lines to keep maintained. Park Winter and staff handle the countys water and waste water at Vandolah and Wauchula Hills and the community infrastructures around them. Community Services under Janet Gilliard and staff do so much to improve lives and neighborhoods through a host of housing renovation and home ownership programs, mosquito control, and grants for replacement or down payment on homes. In conjunction with that is Kevin Denny and staff working in growth management. This in cludes anything from flood in surance maps, borrow pit and mining ordinances, site develop ment and construction plans, zoning and land uses and the 10year water supply plan. John Schmidt and his staff in Building and Code Enforcement stay busy. Last year, the four employees handled 1,519 walk-ins, 3,229 phone calls and 741 building permits. There overseeing of contractor licensing, permitting and inspections. There were 671 code enforcement complains handled. The Insurance Office issued improved ratings due to the groups efforts to protect the life, health, safety and property of county residents. The rating went from 4 overall to 3 for residential con struction and two for commer cial construction, lowering homeowners insurance rates. West Palmer and staff work on water quality sampling, mon itoring reviews, dam in-spec tions and other aspects of mining and reclamation. Theres even smaller units. Pattie Lang and staff circulated 45,056 items during 51,462 visits to the Hardee County Library. That included 95 programs for 3,073 children including 139 summer reading hours. The County Extension office oversees eight 4-H club, the sub stance and pregnancy prevention programs and many others and works with the Soil & Water Conservation office in providing information on wildlife habitat, agriculture and family consumer services. Pete Zelyk and staff at the County Probation office had 168 new cases last year. They issued 58 warrants for failure to com ply with probation rules, col lected $53,000 in probation fees and $57,652 in court-ordered fines and fees, and supervised 2,284 hours of community service. Finally, Larry Pelton provides service for the countys veterans at his newly renovated offices at Courthouse Annex II at U.S. 17 and Oak Street in Wauchula. County Busy In 2012-13 1. LANGUAGE: What does the word "glabrous" mean? 2. MUSIC: Which folk music group recorded the original theme song to "Gilligan's Is land"? 3. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does the character of Titania appear? 4. GOVERNMENT: What are the five rights guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? 5. GEOGRAPHY: Mexico is divided into how many states? 6. ENTERTAINMENT: What was the title of Elvis Presley's first movie? 7. MEDICAL: How is dengue fever transmitted? 8. HISTORY: Which World War II general earned the nick name "The Desert Fox"? 9. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: Where does the phrase "eat, drink and be merry" come from? 10. INVENTIONS: Who invented the bathyscaphe, used for underwater exploration? ANSWERS 1. Hairless or smooth 2. The Wellingtons 3. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 4. Speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly and the right to petition government for re dress of grievances. 5. 31 states and one federal district 6. "Love Me Tender" 7. Mosquitoes 8. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 9. Ecclesiastes 8:15 10. Auguste Piccard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TRIVIA T EST By Fifi Rodriguez Pump P rices Go Up Gulf Coast refinery mainte nance began last week, and gas prices already reflect increases. Southeast pump prices jumped as a whole last week and the nation's average for a gallon of regular gas climbed seven cents from a week ago. Refinery maintenance, the fuel blend switch and increased spring demand have already put upward pressure on prices at the pump. During maintenance season, refineries will reduce production output as they switch to the more expensive summer blend fuel. The summer blend fuel costs more because of required additives by the Environmental Protection Agency to help cut emissions. Motorists shouldnt be sur prised if gas prices continue inching up this week, said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. Last year, prices peaked at $3.79 at the end of February and slowly dropped through April. This year, February prices are expected to remain well below year-ago levels. A barrel of oil settled Friday at $100.30 on the NYMEX, less than $1 more than the week prior. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gaso line is $3.35, seven cents more than last week. Florida's average of $3.39 rose seven cents from last week. YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A KINDERGARTEN A Rom an Flores Karolina GonzalezSanchez Carmen Jimenez Dakoda McQuaig Makaelah Sanchez Gabriela Torres Jevon Valadez Jeremiah Hines Michael Avila-Victoria Isabella Miners Marleny AmbrizAbrego Santiago Alamia, Jr. Jenny Cabrera Raul Cruz-Jose Gisel Maldonado Berenice Morales Kymorrah Thomas Santino Alamia Elio Flores Gauge Gardella Juan Guitierrez-Robles Jennifer LopezGonzalez Caden Lumley Anthony Marin Maryah McCoy Miguel Rodriguez JaSyiah Singleton Julio Tavares Ian Vidaurri A/B Julius Rosales Lidia Valencia Yolanda VelascoLopez Diego Luna Jeremy Montalvo Jose Taveres Alejandro Rodriguez Kara Gilmore Rachel Reynolds Jazmin Leon-Cornejo Natalie Rodriguez Julio Velasco-Lopez Azana Benavides Rebecca Curry Ernesto Garduno, Jr. Amariah Garza Elvis Jose-Garcia Beyonce Juarez Nathaniel Pena Liliana Tamayo FIRST GRADE A Marshal Chang A/B Jessica Bautista-Lopez German CovarrubiasValencia Zander Cranford Alexis Escamilla Emmanuel Felix Megan Knarr Cecilia Lara Nathania Lopez Brenda Lopez-Ramos Jesus Nava-Godinez Crystal Ramirez Jazmin Reyes-Ochoa Francisco Arreola Taylor Carpenter Brianna Doyle Giselle Esquivel Romeo Flores Alyssa Hines Jacey Juarez Sebastian LunaMoreno Ethne Martinez Carlos Rubio Dallas Rodriguez David Gomez-Lopez Enrique Hernandez Hugo Rodriguez-Paz Ezmeralda Alamia Tonya Fields Jeremiah Hodges Caitlin Knarr Nulcie Lara Courben Murphy Noah Prine Tyasia Spurlock Ethan Thompson SECOND GRADE A John Browning Daniel Castro Kayla Gilmore Natalia DelunaCamacho Jada Altieri Austin Fennell Jillian Sanchez A/B Antonio Cabrera Liliana Centeno Mya Grace Yasmine Lopez Maria Mendez Adrian Salas Alejandra Pulido Gustavo Solis Dustin Jackson Estrellita DeJesusMartinez Nayely GarciaSaucedo Destiny Justiss Ezequiel Lopez Angelia Arce Devin Johnston Ramiro Mata Osiel Molina-Lozano Alvin Sanchez Charity Thompson Delores Walton Jeremiah Alcantar Aileen Arreola Aurelio Cabrera Natalia Calvillo-Rivera Jasmine Castillo Khris Estrada Leonard Frame Liliana Hernandez Gavyn Hunt Joale Jefferson Troy Martinez Phoenix Romeo Mkenzy Stewart Carrie Tawes Mikayla Johnston THIRD GRADE A Ciara DeBoom Angielita Casso Viviana Hernandez Lana Krell Yadira Sanchez Lydia Valadez Jared Fowler Kelsey Gomez David McQuaig A/B Cyclaliz Avila-Perez Abisai Castaneda Amy Farias Uziel Martinez Baily Mendoza Carolina Navarro-Solis Rebecca Silvan Arely TavaresEscamilla Chloe Wilkins Antonia Banda Alli Gutierrez Jovan Pena Jassmine Maldonado Karime Rodriguez Nadiah Belmarez Luisa DeLaRosa Domingo Flores Bernabe Gallardo Vincente Gardner Chris Hansen Hailey Lee Cristiah Lopez Ashley MaganaNavarrete Vanessa Padilla-Lucatero Brody Waters Caleb Ybarra Nyla Ayala-Banda Kyleigh Revell FOUTH GRADE A Caden Dunlap Gabriela Arana A/B Cynthia Macedo John McBride Alfredo ReyesSanchez Alexi Rodriguez Jaden Rodriguez Joshlynn Sanchez Yaridalia Solis Sylvia Crosby Natalia Garcia Ariel Gutierrez Litzy Abrego-Ambriz Julian Molina-Lozano Nevaeh Arguelles Jennifer ChavezMunoz Eric Felix Cayden Johnson Erick Ontiveros Raquel Martinez Trace Sockalosky KeVarreis White Scarlett Covarrubias Elijah Albritton Destiny Badillo Anissa Castillo Oliver Mendoza Isaias Munoz Kimberly Rodriguez FIFTH GRADE A Adrian Sanchez Marc Alcantar Eliana Browning Kaylee Gibson Griselda Vasquez Kimberly Walton A/B Gabriel Arguellas Carlos Hernandez Itzel MaganaNavarrete Adela Velasco-Lopez Irvin Campos Cesar "Omar" Rosales Katelynn Bolin Haley Dickey Monica HernandezRuiz Adan Molina Alexandra Solis Joaquin Tavares Jackson Casso Jaycee DeBoom Jose Hernandez Valerio Hernandez Bryan Huerta Giovanni Lopez Michael Nunez Mikel Picazo Jacqueline RodriguezSuarez Faith Thompson Tyler Surrency Garrett Tawes Vincente Jaimes Faith Thompson POWELL A/B Jayden DanielsJohnson Jaylen DanielsJohnson Juan Lagui John Lumley Dominic Martinez HONOR R OLL Bowling Green Elementary Second Quarter Dr. Hodges Inducted Into Florida A griculture Hall Of Fame Feb. 11 By JIM KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate Dr. Elver Hodges of Wauchula was one of four men in ducted into the Florida Agri-culture Hall of Fame on Tues-day, Feb. 11, at the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The Hall of Fame was estab lished in 1980 to honor those who have made a big contribu tion to Florida agriculture and those who served as a mentor to young people. There are now 148 members in the hall. Dr. Hodges, 101, has his photo and biographical informa tion shown below. Scottie James Butler was one of the four inducted Feb. 11. He was a general counsel for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation and spent over 40 years advocat ing for agriculture. He worked on a wide range of legal issues, from property rights to the environment, trying to protect Florida farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of rural l ife. He managed the day-to-day operations of FFBF and its staff of 150 employees. He was born in Albany, Ga., and grew up in Winter Haven and Lake Wales. He earned a bachelors degree in agricultural economics in 1965 and a law degree in 1969, both from the University of Florida. He and his wife Sue live in Gainesville. Dr. Robert Bruce Christmas of Cottondale was an agent with the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service and was known for his research in poultry science and his work as an educator. Most of his career was being director of Floridas Poultry Evaluation Center in Chipley. He earned three de grees from UF, in 1955, 1959, and 1972. He was an extension agent seven years in Orange County. He and his wife Ann have a family farm in Cotton dale. Dallas Barton Townsend for 39 years worked as an agent w ith the UF Cooperative Ex-ten sion Service, beginning in Col lier County. He was agricultural agent and director of the Hendry County Extension Office for 24 years. He helped establish the UF Field Labor-atory and the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, helping beef cattle, citrus, sugarcane and veg etable production. Townsend earned bachelors and masters degrees in animal science from UF in 1960 and 1977. He and his wife Doris live in Felda. About 30 friends, associates and family members of Dr. Hodges went to the Hall of Fame installation dinner. About 600 attended the dinner. State Rep. Seth McKeel of Lakeland was the emcee. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam presented the four 2014 inductees. Florida is celebrating 500 years of agriculture. Pages From The Past From The Herald-Advocate O f Thursday, Feb. 17, 1983 Front-Page Headlines: B.G. Patrolman Charged In Theft Of Police Riot Gun Negotiations Begun With Landfill Bidder Study Shows Power Plant Saves Money Pioneer Park Days Starts In Two Weeks Major strengths included job know ledge, technical skills, Areas listed for improvement were delegation of responsibil ity, interpersonal communica tion with the public and his relationship with the public. Commissioners also were asked to give additional com ments regarding their opinion of his overall job performance. Birge said after talking to other commissioners from around the state she feels Albritton is an asset to the county. His overall knowledge and experience on policy and proce dures as well as his management skills serve us well in Hardee County, she wrote. Knight did not add comments to his evaluation but did list Albrittons strengths as dedica tion, integrity and leadership. He did not list any weaknesses. Lambert did not fill out the comment portion of the evaluation or list Albrittons strengths or weaknesses. Thompson, elected a little more than one year ago, wrote he has not been in office long enough to fairly evaluate Albritton. He said he felt the evalua tion was too broad and he was basing his comments on his personal experiences and evalua tions and not on others opinions. T hompson wrote Albritton has treated him with respect and answered all his questions in a timely manner while being very accessible. The highest praise that I can give Mr. Albritton is that he has surrounded himself with an outstanding staff of people who are knowledgeable and always available, Thompson wrote. I believe that is the mark of a good leader. He acknowledged some in the community are very critical of Albritton and that his job attracts some of it. I cannot say whether some of it (criticism) is not deserved, Thompson wrote. I can say that I have been welltreated and somewhat impressed in the past year. Johnson gave Albritton a zero in every category but did pro vide an attached comment and two e-mails he wrote last year to attorney Evers regarding the broadband project. In reviewing many instances since 2004 of failing to place Hardee Countys best interest first and foremost I believe that a federal grand jury is needed, he wrote. I support and call for the immediate termination of Mr. Albritton as the county man ager. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate County Manager Lex Albritton received above-average ratings from four of the five county commissioners evaluating his job performance, while one called for his immediate termi nation. Commissioner Grady Johnson called for Albrittons termina tion after assigning a zero in all 18 categories of the evaluation, which asked commissioners to score him on a scale of 1-10 based on his professional skills, interactive skills, relationship with commissioners and administrative skills. Commissioners Sue Birge, Mike Thompson, Colon Lambert and Rick Knight assigned scores of 7-10 in all categories, with the majority being either an 8 or 9. County Attorney Ken Evers then averaged the scores in each category to provide an overall rating. Once compiled, Albritton received either a 6 or 7 in each category due to the zeroes as signed by Johnson bringing down the overall average by about a point. Commissioners were also asked to list Albrittons areas of strength and places that needed improvement. Overall Rating Positive F or County Manager One Commissioner Calls For His Termination

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8A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 PHOTOBY MICHAEL KELLY T he unusually snowy winter in the Atlanta area became too much for a former Hardee County woman to stand so she loaded up her two boys for a quick retreat. Samantha Brown-Parks, daughter of Sandra Brown and Roy Brown of Wauchula, now lives in Atlanta and is a family doctor and professor at Emory University. Brown-Parks said when school was canceled she loaded up her two sons, 4-year-old Rex and 8-year-old George, and headed to Wauchula for a few days. She stopped by The Herald-Advocate last week for a quick tour to learn how the newspaper is produced. Brown-Parks and her husband, who is also a doctor and had to stay back for work, own property in Hardee County and could move here in the future. WINTER REFUGE COURTESY PHOTO Ha rdee Junior High School band students recently traveled to Avon Park to participate in the middle-school Heartland Honor Band. They combined with students from other Heartland-area districts, rehearsing for 12 hours in two days and then performing a con cert at the South Florida State College auditorium. Pictured (first row, from left) are Kasie Powell, Mary Young and Nubia Gomez; (second row) Sophia Diakomihalis, Jose Aleman, Anthony Loredo, Gabriela Montoya and Shauna Norwood; (third row) Rachel St. Fort, Garrett Norris, Juan Medina and Lawrence Matos. HEARTLAND HONOR BAND Q : My mother-in-law was visiting over the holidays and kept saying she could smell a mouse. I looked all over but couldn't see or smell anything. Was she just being paranoid? Jim in Worcester, Mass. A: Believe it or not, it is possible to smell that a mouse is present in your home. Field mice, for example, build nests in the walls near an entry point. The nests give off a unique musty smell, caused in part by bits of fur padding the nest and urine (mice dribble urine con stantly). Mice also are small and sneaky, usually coming out only at night when the family is asleep and the sound level in the house is low. They travel under cover as much as possible, either along the inside of the walls or the back of cabinets and behind counter top items. How do they get into the house in the first place? According to Terminix, mice can squeeze through a crack that a pencil will fit through (sightly larger than 1/4 inch in diameter). Rats can get through a quarter-sized open ing. So small openings in the foundation of a house are com mon entry points. Openings around pipes or cables are prime spots as well. Mice also might climb in through the attic, ex ploiting openings around soffit vents or damaged sections of the roof or eaves. To find out if you have a rodent infestation, head for the kitchen and food-storage areas (like the basement and pantry). Pick a lower-level shelf and re move all the items, then inspect the back of the shelf, with a flashlight if need be. Look for telltale mouse droppings (they look like black rice grains). You also might see an unusual amount of spilled grains (rice, oatmeal, etc.) or crumbs, and you might detect a faint musty odor. Inspect the food containers you just took out. Cardboard boxes with gnawed corners indicate mice have attempted to get into them (they often will be chewed through, with their contents spilling out). Plastic bags also will be compromised, and mice can even gnaw through the plastic tops of metal coffee cans. Next, check the attic and crawlspace areas. Use a flash light to look for droppings along the support beams, and inspect insulation for damage caused by burrowing rodents. If you don't find evidence of mice or other rodents in the house, don't assume there is no infestation, particularly if you notice a musty smell. Schedule an inspection by a pest-control service to confirm whether or not you have an infestation. HOME TIP: Leaf piles, un turned mulch, junk piles and stacked firewood are tempting shelters for all kinds of rodents. Locate them several feet from your house, garage or shed, and remove junk piles as soon as pos sible. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta Pet Of The Week Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neu te ring of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill. This is a female mix. She is black and white with a short coat and a long tail. Her adoption fee is $45. TOP Of Th e Charts as of Sept. 30, 2013 Top 10 Pop Singles T his Week Last Week 1. Katy Perry No. 1 "Dark Horse" 2. Beyonce feat. Jay Z No. 13 "Drunk in Love" 3. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha No. 2 "Timber" 4. Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz No. 6 "Talk Dirty" 5. One Republic No. 3 "Counting Stars" 6. Passenger No. 7 "Let Her Go" 7. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera No. 4 "Say Something" 8. Pharrell Williams No. 11 "Happy" 9. Lorde No. 9 "Royals" 10. Lorde No. 8 "Team" Top 10 Albums 1. Soundtrack No. 1 "Frozen" 2. Various Artists No. 2 "Grammy 2014 Nominees" 3. Lorde No. 5 "Pure Hero ine" 4. Of Mice and Men new entry "Restoring Force" 5. Beyonce No. 4 "Beyonce" 6. Casting Crowns new entry "Thrive" 7. Bruno Mars No. 18 "Un orthodox Jukebox" 8. Imagine Dragons No. 11 "Night Visions" 9. Katy Perry No. 9 "Prism" 10. Daft Punk No. 39 "Ran dom Access Memories" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Luke Bryan No. 1 "Drink a Beer" 2. David Nail No. 2 "What ever She's Got" 3. Cole Swindell No. 3 "Chillin' It" 4. Hunter Hayes No. 23 "In visible" 5. Jason Aldean No. 4 "When She Says Baby" 6. Eric Paslay No. 6 "Friday Night" 7. Lady Antebellum No. 7 "Compass" 8. Florida Georgia Line No. 5 "Stay" 9. Brantley Gilbert No. 9 "Bottoms Up" 10. Kacey Musgraves No. 26 "Follow Your Arrow" Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR G UARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused and neglected children across Hardee County, is seeking volunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent children who are involved in court proceedings. Guardians must be at least 21 years old and undergo background checks and a certification process. For more information about the program, call Dawn Shinskey 863-534-4597 or email Dawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.gov.

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 20, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Hardee track & field got its season going in a big way last week in a two-day event against DeSoto and Avon Park. This week, the teams go to the Sebring Kick Start Meet today (Thursday) and to North Port to morrow. Next weeks only meet is Thursday at Lake Placid. The meets against DeSoto and Avon Park were at two venues. Last Tuesday, the girls and boys squads went to Arcadia for running events with Hardee win ning both 4x800 relays. On Thursday, the teams came to Hardee, where Avon Park par ticipated only in the running events. Hardee won the girls events; Hardee had 73 points, DeSoto 69 and Avon Park 37. The boys won 103, to DeSotos 79 and Avon Park 15 (in limited action). On Tuesday, the girls 4x800 relay had only two Hardee teams. Angel Mancillas, Cristal Huerta, Ashley Ayala and Crystal Avila came in at 12:40, ahead of Madeleine Zamora, Ana Galvez, Araceli Ramos and Is abel Abel at 13:05. In the boys 4x800 there were three Hardee teams, and one each for Desoto and Avon Park. The Hardee A team of Tyler Helms, Brandon Beatty, Leonel Rodriguez and Tristen Lanier finished first in 9:20, just ahead of the DeSoto team at 9:29. Hardee Bs DeVonte Greer, Tyler Smith, Marc Salazar and Adam Ramirez came in at 10:18, with Hardee Cs Will Roberts, Marco Ehrenkaufer, Dustin Smith and Jesse Santoyo fourth at 10:47 and the Avon Park team fifth. Other running events were different. Wildcat Kevin Borjas was first (18.23) and Nelson Bethea second (22.20)in the 110 hurdles. Erica DeEoera was sec ond (21.58) and Savannah Miller third (22.20) in the girls 110 hurdles. In the 100 dash, Hardees Lousha St. Louis placed fourth in 14:65 and for the boys Johnny Luna was third in 11:91. For the Lady Cats, placing first in the 1,600 or mile run was Maria Munoz in 6:08, with Brenda Miramontes and Julie Lopez tied for fourth in 7:40. For the boys, Gustavo Toledo was second in 5:10 and and Alexis Chavez third in 5:33. Hardee boys were first in the 4x200 with Cavaris Snell, Sherry Lee, John Snell and Chauncey Rivers. For the girls, St. Louis, Shelby Dees, An-ne tude Delhomme and Jacque-line Perez placed second in 2:13. Litzy Vargas was second in the girls 400 in a time of 1:18.6, while Tristen Lanier was second in 53 seconds and Santoyo fourth in 58.38 in the boys 400. In the 300, it was Erica DeLo era third in 1:04.98 and Miller fourth in 1:08.8. For the boys, it was Bethea second in 47:07. Hardee girls took first in the 4x100 after Avon Park disqualified. For Hardee, it was St. Louis, Delhomme, Dees and Ana Toledo in 1:04. For the boys, it was Sahmaud Blandin, Adrian Briones, Cory Rich and L una second in 46:57. Beatty was first in the boys 800 in 2:20, with Roberts fourth. For the girls Zamora placed second in 3:07 with Mancillas fourth at 3:12. There was no girls 200. For the boys Alexander Shields was third in 24:83 and Blandin fourth in 25:34. In the long 3,200, Munoz was first in 13:34, with Avila second at 14:25, Ramos third in15:32 and Ayala fourth in 15:53. Times werent available for the boys race but Helms placed second, Gustavo Villalva third and Chavez fourth. Finally, in the 4x400 Hardees A team of Zamora, Man cillas, Abel and Perez was first in 5:29, barely ahead of Erica DeLoera, Galvez, Deisy Piedad and Berenice Roblero in 5:41. For the boys Greer, Briones, Beatty and Lanier placed first in 3:57.9. Turning to the field events at Wildcat Stadium shows more Hardee success in the competi tion between Hardee and DeSoto. Avon Park didnt take part in this action. Hardee won the pole vault. For the girls, it was Huerta first at 6-0, Zamora second at 6-0 (on the number of tries) and Avila third at 5-6. Borjas was first for the boys at 10-7, with Rodrigo Rodriguez second at 10-0, Adam Ramirez third at 7-6 and Roberts fourth at 6-6. In the discus Roberto Torres was first, Bethea second, Julian Galvez third and Netza Garza fourth. Maribel DeLoera was second for the girls, with Abel fourth. Greer was first in the high jumps, followed by Helms third, and Dustin and Tyler Smith tied for fourth. Brooklyn Graham placed second for the girls. In the triple jump, Erica De Loera was second. Lanier was second for the boys and Helms was third. Bethea won the boys shot put, with William McClelland sec ond, Torres third and William Murphy fourth. Miller was third and Maribel DeLoera fourth for the girls. In the long jump, St. Louis was fourth for the girls and Blandin third for the boys. Other girls on the team are Kayla Albritton, Kristen Bur kett, Merislene Cimeus, Brooke Faulk, Amberly Franks, Cynthis Hernandez, Juliss Ortiz, Fer nanda Ramos,Nancy Sanchez, Allison Smith, Karen Suarez and Anahi Velasco. Other boys not getting in this meet are Thomas Atchley, Levi Boyette, Jarret Carlton, Braddock Collom, Isis Garza, David Gibson, Ryan Ham, Daniel Kalinuk, Jaquavious Kimbrough, Vaughn Kirkland, Eric Klein, Jimmy Lane, Eduardo Lopez, Santo Lopez, Levi Lovett, DeShaundre McMillan, Devon Mendoza, Tristan Montgomery, Jose Padilla, Ezequiel Perez, Ryan Ramirez, Simon Rojas, Johnny Saldivar, Jacob Servin, Larrett Smith, Timmy Steedley, Agustin Toledo and Jose Zuniga. Track Wins Over DeSoto, Avon Park HWY SUPER MATTCoin LaundryLarge Washers & DryersUp To 125 lbs. 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Accord $2,000 Down $199 Month 2:20c PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLOGirls on this years track team are (in alphabetical order) Isabel Abel, Kayla Albritton, Crystal Avila, Ashley Ayala, Kristen Burkett, Merislene Cimeus, Shelby Dees, Annetude Delhomme, Erica DeLoera, Maribel DeLoera, Brooke Faulk, Amberly Franks, Ana Galvez, Brooklyn Graham, Cynthia Hernandez, Cristal Huerta, Julie Lopez, Angel Mancillas, DeeDee Metayer, Savannah Miller, Brenda Miramontes, Maria Munoz, Julissa Ortiz, Jacqueline Perez, Deisy Piedad, Araceli Ramos, Fernanda Ramos, Berenice Roblero, Nancy Sanchez, Allison Smith, Karen Suarez, Lousha St. Louis, Ana Toledo, Litsy Vargas, Anahi Velasco and Madeleine Zamora. PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLOThe 2014 boys track team includes (in alphabetical order) Thomas Atchley, Brandon Beatty, Nelson Bethea, Sahmaud Blandin, Kevin Borjas, Levi Boyette, Adrian Briones, Jarret Carlton, Alexis Chavez, Braddock Collom, Marco Ehrenkaufer, Julian Galvez, Netza Garcia, Isis Garza, David Gibson, DeVonte Greer, Ryan Ham, Tyler Helms, Andres Hernandez, Daniel Kalinuk, Jaquavious Kimbrough, Vaughn Kirkland, Eric Klein, Jimmy Lane, Tristen Lanier, Sherry Lee, Eduardo Lopez, Santos Lopez, Levi Lovett, Johnny Luna, William McClelland, DeShaundre McMillian, Devon Men doza, Tristan Montgomery, William Murphy, Jose Padilla, Ezequiel Perez, Adam Ramirez, Ryan Ramirez, Cory Rich, Chauncey Rivers, Will Roberts, Leonel Rodriguez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Simon Rojas, Marc Salazar, Johnny Saldivar, Jesse Santoyo, Jacob Servin, Alexander Shields, Dustin Smith, Larrett Smith, Tyler Smith, Cavaris Snell, John Snell, Timmy Steedley, Agustin Toledo, Gustavo Toledo, Roberto Torres, Gustavo Villalva and Jose Zuniga.

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2B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 Hardee Living The home of Gloria and Joe D avis Jr. was the setting for The Wednesday Musicales annual Music in the Home program on Jan. 8. Holiday decorations added to the festive occasion, as well as the refreshments provided by Davis, Vice President Merilyn Strickland, Florida Federation of Music Clubs Vice President Bess Stallings, Mitzi Grice and Vicky Pate. After the welcome by President Jim Stallings, the over 50 in attendance sang God of Our Fathers, accompanied by Ben Norris on trumpet and Carol Myer at the piano. After guests were recognized and welcomed, the Musicale vice president read an appropriate selection from Little Women. Bess Stallings was program director and shared with much appreciation the fact that those present were introduced to music by others, perhaps a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend, etc. She shared how the days trumpet player was grandson of Margaret Stringer, who taught piano through the years and was not only a past president of the Wauchula club but also the Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland. Today, his son plays the trumpet as well. Five-year-old Lizzie Durrance chose to play Indian Song and Dance, while her 7year-old sister, Kate, played Long, Long Ago and Little Playmates. They share a rich musical heritage with both sides of their families. Georgeanne Paris, 17, played the guitar as she sang Jesus Paid it All. Bess Stallings re minded those present that Georgeannes paternal greatgrandmother was an active member of the Musicale for many years. After a trumpet solo of All Creatures of Our God and King, the clubs vice president introduced sisters Emily and Chloe Strickland, who sang Blessed Redeemer. The club president proudly in troduced eight new members, sharing a little biographical sketch on each, then presenting them with their club yearbook for 2013-14. They are: Vicky Pate, Gloria Pennington, Mitzi Grice, Barbara Walker, Candace Preston and daughter Sylvia, a nd Jennifer Sheffield and daughter Emily. Plans were discussed for the trip to see Etta May in per formance at South Florida Com munity College. Twenty-five tickets had been purchased in November in anticipation of the field trip and lunch. The club also planned its annual Sweet heart Luncheon. Anyone interested in attend ing any of the clubs programs may call the president at 7733594 or Past President Jill Southwell at 773-6899. Program Spotlights Music In The Home COURTESY PHOTOS Geo rgeanne Paris, 17, sang to an appreciative audience. B en Norris (left) plays the trumpet as he accomplanies members and guests at the Davis home for the first meeting of 2014. Presenting the annual Music in the Home program are (back, from left ) Emily and Chloe Strickland, Georgeanne Paris and Ben Norris, with Durrance sisters Mary Grace, 2, Lizzie, 5, and Kate, 7. New members with (rear) President Jim Stallings are (middle, from left) B arbara Walker, Vicky Pate, Mitzi Grice, Candance Preston, Gloria Pennington and Jennifer Sheffield; (front) Sylvia Preston and Emily Sheffield. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The City of Wauchula is pleased to announce Sandy Chestnut as the 2013 Employee of the Year! Sandy has been employed with the City of Wauchula since 1994, as the Lab Technician and the Administrative Secretary for the Water Treatment Plant/Wastewater Treatment Plant. We are very proud that Sandy is part of the City of Wauchulas team. 2:20c REGISTER NOW!Cheer $ $1 12 20 0 F ootball $ $6 60 0 Cheer President Football Commissioner For more information call Annette Zunigaat 863-781-0859 or James Crews at 863-559-4774 HARDEE soc2:13,20p Football & Cheer Sign UpSa t. February 22 9am 1pmY)-500( New President Elias Richardson863-990-6546 Sbtnf rt $ S~~~~~~~~~ Sbtnf t $ S(These prices are for 100 pieces) ~~~~~~~~~A !" G!# %!&' N( )*+*, (N -./012343 C C a a l l l l T T o o d d a a y y ! 0 0 -2 22 22 26 60 07 7 5678 9:;<:= SILVERSILVERSILVER soc2:20c Silver & Gold are moving up!I IT T S S B BA AR RG GI IN N T TI IM ME E! Fort Green News By R illa Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! I a m so thankful I live in Florida rather than in the cold Northern states, and it gets too cold here sometimes. Most everybody has seen the trees covered with yellow blossoms and no leaves. Well, Sharon Adams has a pinkishlavender one that is unbeliev ably beautiful. The only thing I have ever seen that compares is a peach orchard all in full bloom. I have only seen that once in my life, but those beautiful memories live with you, I did not know that Cody Cowart had a brother, Wayne. When my daughter was in high school, one of her friends was Kathy Cowart and her dad was Wayne. Small world. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of Hazel Nicholson. She made her homegoing last Saturday, and will be missed. She has touched so many lives with her beautiful flower arrangements. I was asked what kind of surgery did Joe Fields have but it was his dad, Jimmy, who is re covering from surgery. Sorry about that, Joe. Also, Jimmy told me he has another surgery to look forward to, but is not very happy about the prospects since it will be on his ticker. The Lord has blessed me by letting my yard have wild petunias. Every year I have to pull them up from throughout the lawn and plant them along the walkways. Quite often I have pulled up the plants and given them to friends, but they do not seem to grow anywhere except Fort Green! Mary Lois Crawley is also blessed with them. They are pretty and I always say thank you Lord! To me this is quite unusual but my guava tree is still producing fruit. There is not enough to do anything with, but there will be about 15 to 20 guavas in various stages of growth on the tree. I saw Lucy Crawford at the fair and she said she had put her guavas in the freezer for cobbler, and could not believe my tree ei ther! The other morning when I was walking two reddish-brown shoats crossed the road in front of me. The Florida wild hogs are so fat from the oranges and are not the typical skinny piney w oods rooters that one sees in Georgia. The REA gave calendars to everyone who attended the re cent meeting at College Hill. I always like their calendar be cause they have the moon signs for planting and best fishing days! Of course, most fisher men say any day fishing is a good day! Our spring revival will begin in two weeks. Time is really fly ing this year. Also, there will be a brotherhood prayer breakfast on March 9 beginning at 8. Jane Kennedy is recovering from some recent skin cancer surgery. I was also told Gayle Weeks will have a heart cath on Monday. Betty Walker always needs prayer as she wishes she could get well enough to attend church. The Reddick family was added to our prayer list last Sunday. Gloria Dupree is in ICU in Manatee Memorial. Please pray for all of these. Betty Waters was well enough to attend the Miss Hardee County contest last Saturday night. Congratula-tions to all the beautiful young ladies. Of course, all of us from Fort Green were pulling for Makayla Chancey, one of our members. The family was happy when Shermans great niece, Emily Albritton, was the first runnerup. I really liked Danielle Smiths answer best to the final question about whether or not a woman would be a good presi dent. When the pageant was over, we all, Joyce Coker, Faye Chancey, Betty Waters, Karson Goodwyn and I, rushed to get strawberry shortcake from the 4H booth. Betty Waters is looking for ward to attending the Friday night fifth-grade beauties as her granddaughter, Karson Goodwyn, is one of the contestants. When younger, my grand daughter, Kaylee, wanted to win one of the big purple rosettes in the arts and crafts. She finally did! She had a wooden bookshelf that spelled the word love. Stop by the 4-H booth and look at all the lovely things the 4-H youth enter. Pray for one another and our nation. Jacob Molina C elebrates His 7th Birthday Jacob Molina turned 7 years old on Friday, Jan. 31. He marked the occasion with a birthday celebration with family. He is the son of Pablo Molina and Sofia Rosales of Wauchula. Jacob

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Coggins Jr., Don Elwell, Greg James, Frank Johnson, Gary Mullings and Justin Troller. In 2013, Heartland Crime Stoppers received 2,053 tips which resulted in 209 arrests and solved 173 unsolved crimes. A total of $70,585 in rewards was approved. The value of recov ered property and seized illegal drugs for 2013 was $338,068. Heartland Crime Stoppers is dedicated to making Hardee, Polk and Highlands counties s afer places to live, work and play by offering a way for concerned citizens to leave anony mous tips on criminals and criminal activity. These tips are forwarded to law enforcement agencies for investigation. If a tip results in an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs, the tipster is eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Heartland Crime Stoppers will never ask for the tipsters name, use Caller ID, or record conversations or computer ad dresses. It is 100 percent anonymous! Crime Stoppers Installs Officers

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4B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 This week in history, as re searched from the archival pages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Her ald and The Herald-Ad-vocate . 75 YEARS AGO Florida school revenue declined $1,795,000 during the last school year, according to a sum mary of county reports re-leased today by State Superin-tendent Colin English. At the weekly luncheon of the Lions Club, upon recommendation of the Scout Com-mittee, Morris Page was made Scout master for the local troop. A tourist passing through the city on last Sunday afternoon had the misfortune to lose his trailer on Main street. The auto going West was not traveling fast when the accident occurred; it broke lose in front of the office of F.L. Revell and skidded into the side walk. Fortunately there were no cars parked on the street and no dam age was done. Many hundreds of Wauchula people will attend the First Baptist church on the night of Feb. 25 at eight oclock to see the new and beautiful picture of the Life of Christ; and the Pas sion Play, depicting the story of Jesus, from the Nativity to the Ascension, which is based upon, and patterned after the world-famous Freiburg and Oberammer gua Passion Plays of Europe, and which was actually filmed in Europe, the Holy Land, and Egypt, at a tremendous cost. 50 YEARS AGO The Hardee Wildcats, battling for a tie for second place in the tight Southwest Florida Confer ence race, knocked off Haines City, 71-61, Tuesday night in Haines City to run their confer ence record to 8-5. Larry Smith, formerly associate editor of The Leaksville (N.C.) News, has been named editor of The Herald-Advocate, Publisher W.J. Kelly announced this week. Smith, 24, assumed his new duties Monday. Twenty-three Hardee County school children will save shoe leather as a result of action last week by the county School Board. The board agreed to reroute a bus in the Fort Green area by one-half mile to reduce the childrens walking distance. Hardee County commission ers Thursday morning accepted a bid of $4,170 from Ratliff Insurance Agency of Wauchula for Workmans Compensation in surance for the county. The bid from Aetna Insurance Co. in cludes coverage while Sheriff Odell Carltons private plane is used on official business. 25 YEARS AGO Seven persons, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested Friday as they allegedly tried to buy drugs in a neighborhood south of Wauchula, sheriffs authorities said. The dealer, how ever, was an undercover police officer and his alleged cus tomers were taken into custody. Mandatory water use restric tions went into effect Monday in Hardee County despite rains expected for later in the week. The regulations, effectively banning daytime lawn sprinkling, apply to nine counties within the Southwest Florida Water Man agement District. Preparing for the district play offs which begin today (Thurs day), the Hardee varsity boys basketball team combined mo mentum and perseverance to beat the DeSoto varsity squad on Monday in Arcadia 68-61, 10 YEARS AGO A shooting that played out on U.S. 17 in Polk County has left two Hardee County men dead in a murder-suicide. A Zolfo Springs teen was sent to state prison on Monday after being convicted of lewd activity with a child and labeled a sexual predator. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Feb. 11 for the Best Western Heritage Inn & Suites, the first name-brand hotel in Hardee Countys history. A 16-year-old Wauchula youth is focused on preparing himself for the 2004 AAU na tional gymnastics competition. Joey Gicker, a Hardee High School sophomore, spends late afternoons and weekends prac ticing and participating in vari ous qualifiers to improve his skills, hoping to not only make the cut, but excel at Amateur Athletic Union meets. Way Back WhenQ: I am so into the CW show "Reign," and I wondered about the actress who plays Clarissa. Can you tell me what else she has been in? Mary Ellen F., via email A: Toronto native Katie Boland, 26, has been professionally acting since she was 9 years old, and is known for her roles on "The Zack Files," "Terminal City," "The Master" and a ton of other stuff. Right now at hulu.com, you can catch Katie in the 11-part Web series "Long Story Short," which she wrote and stars in, and co-created and co-pro duced (with her mother, Gail Harvey, who also directs the series). I asked Katie how the whole idea for the Web series came about, and she told me: "My mom and I were interested in Web content, and she came to me and asked me if I had any ideas for a Web series. I had written some personal es says on what I call 'The Summer I Lost My Mind.' That was the material I used for 'Long Story Short.' "We shot the series in my childhood home, where my mom still lives. All the crewmembers were around my age, so it's a very young and excited crew. We would just shoot all day, and take a break for lunch. It was the most fun I've ever had being creative. It was an amazing experience, and I'm really excited to do it again [for season two]." Q: Several years ago, there was a TV program similar to "The Bachelor." It was about an all-American boy from Texas who went abroad to find love. He met a girl named Linda, who eventually moved to Texas to surprise him. It was a nice ending to the story. Do you have info on this program and/or whatever happened to them? Joyce M., via email A: The show you're thinking of is "The Next Joe Millionaire" a follow-up to surprise hit "Joe Millionaire" which aired on Fox in 2003. Rodeo-cowboy David Smith of Midland, Texas, went to Italy to find "true love" by masquerading as a million aire to a group of European women who were unaware of the show's actual premise. At the end of the season, David and Linda Kasdova rode off into the sunset together, only to break up a short time later. Q: A while back I heard about a new reality series called "Nashville Confidential," which was to be about the wives of prominent Nashville husbands (singers, songwriters, businessmen, etc.). However, I haven't seen anything about it since. Doreen D., via email A: TNT is on track with its Nashville-based reality series; however, the name has changed to "Private Lives of Nashville Wives." The series is set in and around the capital of the highstakes country-music business, and will follow a group of ac complished, opinionated and driven women as they deal with professional challenges, family issues and social relationships. The cast of wives includes Erika Page White (wife of country singer Bryan White), Sarah Davidson (wife of songwriter Dallas Davidson) and Cassie Chapman (wife of Christianmusic artist Gary Chapman). The series premieres Monday, Feb. 24, at 10/9c. Q: Now that Rob Lowe is gone from "Parks and Rec," what's he got coming next? Paul F., The Villages, Fla. A: Rob may have left "Parks and Rec," but he's staying with NBC. He's been tapped to star in a new pilot, a single-camera comedy called "The Pro," which centers around a golf and tennis club. Rob stars as Ben Bertrahm, a former doubles champion who is reunited with his ex-partner Bobby Welch (the hilarious Rob Riggle) after a public feud that left them both floundering in life. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. CelebrityExtraBy Cindy Elavsky DEAR PAW'S CORNER: Recently, an elderly relative was moved to a full-time care facility because she was unable to care for herself or her two dogs. We gladly took in "Sadie" and "Tasha," both small, mixed-breed adult dogs. I think they're very under weight, though their skin just hangs off of them. What is the best way to help them gain weight quickly? Jerry S., via e-mail DEAR JERRY: First, take them to the veterinarian for a complete checkup. While they may very well be underweight, make sure this is the case, as some dog breeds have somewhat loose skin. The vet also can determine their approximate age, check for any underlying med ical conditions and test for spe cific nutritional deficiencies. From there, work with the vet to put together the best diet for the dogs. It likely will include a mix of dry and wet dog foods, in specific amounts, for a certain number of feedings each day. I would not be surprised if they need to be given a nutritional supplement. The vet may be able to sell these to you, or recom mend where to buy them. And, if needed, they may be given medication. It's very important that they take any prescribed medi cines as directed. If Sadie and Tasha do not have up-to-date vaccination records, the vet will give them the vacci nations they need. While healthy dogs generally need to return to the vet just once per year, Sadie and Tasha likely will need to be seen more fre quently so the vet can monitor their weight gain and health, and adjust their diet if needed. I commend you for becoming Sadie and Tasha's new family it sounds like they will be well cared for. Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta Stephanie Gugle Computer TechPhone (863) 781-9720s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com soc2:20c INHOMESERVICE Priscellas Fabulous TouchSalon/Barber Shop Mon. Fri. 9am 6pm Sat. 9am 12pm(863) 285-6300 302 N. Charleston Ave., Fort Meade, FL Tanning Available soc2:20cLost Male Chihuahua. Tan w/white around neck and on the tip of his tail. Went missing Fri. 2/14 off East Main St. Wauchula near post office. If you have any info please C CA AL LL L 8 86 63 3-2 22 24 4-5 58 89 92 2 soc2:20p L L O O S S T T D D O O G G R R O O A A D D Y Y REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN $100 Dont Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102or email kuleanaadventures@gmail.compeaceriveradventures.com soc2:20c FitnessOn ThePeaceSat., February 22 Peace River Paddle Sports and Kuleana Adventures will be teaming up with Karen Mirlenbrink C.S.C.S., PMA-CPT to create an exciting day of fitness. The day will begin at 10:00am at Thousand Trails campground in Wauchula, FL with some Pilates and yoga on the Peace River. We will be using stand up paddle boards (SUP), but dont worry. Karen will also do some land based exercises for those who would prefer to not get their feet wet. After a good workout, we will head over to the historic Wauchula train depot for lunch. We will end the day with a short paddle down the Peace River.Pricing for this event is $60, which includes the pilates/ yoga classes, lunch, and SUP, kayak, or canoe rental. Email us for more details. Space is limited, so sign up soon!!kuleanaadventures@gmail.comTwo Of The Most Amazing Bible Study Sites And Morevisitwww.amazingfacts.orgorwww.amazingdiscoveries.org soc2:20-5:29p If Nostradamus would have written anything close to this!Consider Testimonies Volumn 9 beginning on Page 11 by E.G. WhiteM M u u s s t t R R e e a a d d s s : : D D e e s s i i r r e e o o f f A A g g e e s s & & T T h h e e G G r r e e a a t t C C o o n n t t r r o o v v e e r r s s y y Download entire E.G.W. App. from the E.G. White Estate soc2:20-5:29p Garcias Edward Garcia, owner (863)781-9221 soc2:20,27pM M o o b b i i l l e e D D e e t t a a i i l l i i n n g g Wash & Vac Car $25 SUVs $30 Wash & Vac, Degrease & Shine Interior Car $85 SUVs $125Clean Headlights $10 D D r r y y w w a a l l l l , L L L L C CPressure Washing Home Repair Handyman Services Tile Lawn Care B Be en ne ef fi it t ForHardee County Ministerial AssociationAndHardee Help Center T T i i c c k k e e t t s s $ $ 7 7 Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Roll & Ice TeaSponsored By Wauchula Moose#1487 Dine InorPick Up p.m.3p.m. soc2:13,20 New Zion Baptist Churchwill be having aFood BankForNew Zion, Ona, Lily & Limestone CommunitiesWhile Supplies Last! soc2:20c Elsa V. GonzalezIncome Tax Service & Notary Authorized e-filer 19 Years of Experience19 aos de experiencia863-781-3631elsavg@embarqmail.com soc2:13-3:13p RememberingCharles E. Revell with love,John C. Revell soc2:20p On His 80thBirthday February 13th

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B mile run in her age group, finish i ng in 7:50. She got bronze in the 800-meter in 3:52 and also ran the 400-meter. Seasoned runner Miracle Thompson, 12, broke the 2013 12-year-olds record in the 55 meters. There was among more than a half dozen girls, and the only one from Florida, breaking last years record. She ran it in 8:07 to place seventh. She took gold in the 400-meter in 1:07 and also ran 28.8 for fourth place n the 200-meter. Three other girls also participated in events. Savannah Conerly, 8, placed fourth in the mile run with a time of 6:41 and also ran 4:17 in the 800-meter and 2:17 in the 400-meter. Tatianna Mier, 13, placed fourth in the mile run in her age division in a time of 6:46. She was also fifth in the 800-meter in 2:50 and ran the strenuous 3,000-meter in 13:56. Majavia Thompson, 11, ran the 55 meters in 9:18, the 400 in 1:22 and the 200-meter in 34.39. Boys Z achary Durastanti, 13, might have won the gold in the 3,000meter, but lost a shoe in the first lap and settled for the silver in a time of 12:17. (He earned a place in any coachs heart with that performance, commented Coach Carpenter). Durastanti also ran the mile in 5:37 and the 800-meter in 2:35. Brothers Marco, 12, and Ricardo Rico (10) Martinez both took silver medals in their age group in the shot put. Marcus tossed his 22 feet, nine inches, while Ricardos distance was 17 feet, nine inches. Marco also ran the 55-meter in 9:64 and the 400-meter in 1:29, while Ri cardo went 9:84 in the 55 meter and 39.30 in the 200-meter. Scott Meeks, 13, took bronze in the 3,000-meters in 12:23, on the heels of Durastanti. He also ran the mile in 5:48 and 800 me ters in 3:01. Brinson Bun Conerly, 11, ran the mile in 6:54 and 800meter in 3:12. Jamal Holley, also 11, also ran the mile in 6:54, and ran the 800-meter in 3:07 and 400-meter in 1:15. There were a pair of 10-yearolds. James Cruz, ran the 55 meter event in 9:57 and the 400mete4r in 1:40. Darrell Hines ran the 800-meter in 3:48, the 400-meter in 1:30 and 200meter in 40.73. Zander Durastanti, 9, ran the mile in 6:42, the 800-meter in 3:09 and the 400-meter in 1:26. Finally, there were a pair of boys in the 7-8 division. Cameron White ran the 55 me ters in 11:46, the 400-meter in 1:52 and the 200-meter in 46.30, while Chase Bryant ran the 800meter in 3:23, the 400-meter in 1:46 and the 200-meter in 43.20. Local Track Gets Gold By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The local Mark Anthony Track Club claimed three gold, four silver and a pair of bronze medals from the first major track and field events of the season. Eleven boys and a half dozen girls went with Coach James Carpenter, parents and friends to the huge Jimmy Carnes Invita tional at the University of Florida field in Gainesville on Jan. 18. With 11 medals, and some good times, the youngsters are working on decreasing their times and distances for the Trail blazers Invitational March 22 at Armwood High School in Tampa. Girls All the gold medals went to the girls. Adriana Mier, 11, took the gold in the 800-meter run in 2:59. She also won silver in the mile run in 6:22 and participated in the 400-meter run. Hailey Bryant, 9, won the COURTESY PHOTOS C oach James Carpenter congratulates brothers Ricardo Rico, 10, (center) and Marco ,12, Martinez on their silver medals in their age group shot put events. There were 17 local youth making the trip to Gainesville to compete with others from all over the nation and several other countries; (front row, from left) Justin Cruz, Marco Martinez, Brin Conerly, Jamal Holley, Chase Bryant, Zander Durastanti, Savannah Conerly, Camron White, Hailey Bryant and Darrell Hines; (back) Rico Martinez, Miracle Thompson, Makjavia Thompson, Adrianna Mier, Tatiana Mier, Zack Durastanti and Scot tie Meeks. Dear Editor: T hank you for the warm re ception extended to me at the re cent meeting on February 6, 2014 regarding phosphate min ing. The grave problem regarding phosphate mining and its envi ronmental and ecological degradation is present and is ongoing. Our agricultural her itage and legacy is at risk. Those who attended the meeting, Mosaic, Board of County Commission and Planning and Zoning Board shape our destiny. The reclamation lands are now unsustainable for agricul ture with the new mix of alien soils and pastures that are not s ustainable for profitable cattle production. The phosphate industry has a unique opportunity and obliga tion to work with the citizens to reclaim our inheritance. I look forward to the opportunity to visit the reclaimed sites as portrayed on billboards and television ads. Dr. Barbara C. Carlton Wauchula Editors Note: This letter was sent to County Commissioners and members of the Planning and Zoning Board. Letter To The Editor Reclaimed Lands Not G ood For Agriculture Is Now a Proud Dealer of F Fi in na an nc ci in ng g A Av va ai il la ab bl le e ( ( o o r r v v i i s s i i t t u u s s a a t t 2 2 6 6 7 7 7 7 U U S S H H w w y y 1 1 7 7 N N B B o o w w l l i i n n g g G G r r e e e e n n , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 3 3 4 4 M M o o n n . 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6B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 AgricultureMobile Homes Ap pliancesNotices AutomobilePersonal Boats Pets FurniturePlants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help WantedRecreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServices MiscellaneousWanted MotorcyclesYard Sales The Classifieds 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: (863) 773-2128 R EALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JO E L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL REALTOR C ommercial lot (zoned C-2) in side Wauchula City Limits. $14,000 PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! 9 ac grove on Main Street East, 4 well, micro-jet irrigation. $60,000! 1.3 ac commercial lot w/3,766SF restaurant & drivethru has 130+ ft frontage on N&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000! 3/2 home in Wauchula close to business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! PRICE REDUCED! 37 acs w/3 250 well has perimeter fencing & dble paved rd frontage. NOW $90,000! Karen ONeal (863) 781-7633 REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 JIMMY EDENFIELD...........448-2821 MONICA REAS..............781-0888 DAVID ROYAL.....................781-3490 HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl2:20c 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian D r in Wauchula. $75,000! PRICE REDUCED! 200 ac excellent pasture for hunting deer & turkey. Will divide! NOW $2,950/ac! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! 5 acs. w/mature trees in Desoto Co. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 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! See more listings at w ww.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS 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% improved pasture with flowing creek. Joins Highlands Hammock State Park. Beautiful high and dry homesite. 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 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark Lambert Realtor Cell: 863-832-0401 Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl2:20c Over $35,000,000 in sales for Hardee and Highlands County area in 2013. And 21 Realtors at your service for all of your real estate needs. ERA Real Estate offices located world wide! Realtors NOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc. ****REDUCED**** WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA Home with central air & heat, c orner lot across from the court house, totally remodeled with fresh paint, new windows and new fencing. Property is zoned commercial and would make a great location for Professional office. REDUCED TO $116,900 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 REAL ESTATE AGENTS!!!cl2:20c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net WAUCHULA Building Lot! 2.03 Acres on Kazen Rd. Jus t minutes from Wauchula. REDUCED TO $24,900 WE CAN ALSO BUILD TO SUIT! WAUCHULA 1.25 Acre residential lot at the dead end Lots of trees for privacy Culvert Priced at $12,900 WAUCHULA Wooded vacant lot! 2.75 +/acres on St Rd 64 West, great residential building lot with lots of big oaks. Priced to sell at $29,900 Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc. 863-767-0313 Office 8 63-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning Arrestor Serving Hardee County Since 1994 11:7tfc EC13002737 24 Hour Emergency Service Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcCALLCarols Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 M MA AI IN NT TE EN N A AN NC CE E W W O OR RK KE ER R I II I P P a a y y R R a a t t e e : : $ $ 2 2 1 1 , 4 4 3 3 4 4 . 1 1 2 2 ( ( $ $ 1 1 0 0 . 3 3 0 0 / / h h r r . ) ) $ $ 2 2 9 9 , 5 5 4 4 7 7 . 1 1 8 8 ( ( $ $ 1 1 4 4 . 2 2 1 1 / / h h r r . ) ) W)-1000( b t)-1000( nf r\004 )-1000(ment. Applicants must have some knowledge of the gen eral maintenance trades. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. M M u u s s t t h h a a v v e e a a H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l D D i i p p l l o o m m a a o o r r G G E E D D . A A V V a a l l i i d d F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C l l a a s s s s B B C C o o m m m m e e r r c c i i a a l l D D r r i i v v e e r r s s L L i i c c e e n n s s e e i i s s r r e e q q u u i i r r e e d d . Complete job description and Application forms posted on County website @ www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit applications to the Hardee County Human Resources Department @ 205 Hanchey Road,W)-1000(b\026 b !"##$ %&Benefits including State Retirement. cl2:20c% E %! '(') COORDINATOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE Fu ll-time, year-round position responsible for coordinating and teaching Criminal Justice Academy classes and continuing work force education courses for criminal justice personnel. Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) required; Masters de gree preferred. Five (5) years of law enforcement, corrections, or other related experience required. Experience teaching Criminal Justice courses is preferred. Current F.D.L.E. instructional certification including at least two high liability areas required. Starting salary range: $50,000-$55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, health*life insurance, and vaca -t+,* .+012345367pplication deadline: February 24, 2014. Please visit our website to apply online.8:8; <8 => ?@A=B =;;?88C?@A=B DGGDHIA>8I cl2:13,20cKMM NOPQTUXXOYO Z[\]OAvon Park, FL 33825 ^QQ_`aaPbPcd\eQO[]\OfOgc^ieYOdcUj HELP WANTED T ELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS Full Time $24,356 00 klm noprmm suvwxy zlmp{||}~ ||{m {~ xo{w oplications for full time Telecommunication Spe have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test, pass a typing test and work shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned by 4 p.m., March 10, Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are neces-~opy o mx cl2:20,27c School Crossing Guard Wanted Par t Time $10.00 Hour The Hardee County Sheriffs office is taking applications )-2000( b )-1000( $ & !cessary. Must be 18 or older, possess a valid Florida driv ers license, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts. You must have never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor and pass a background inves tigation. Applications may be obtained and returned at the sheriffs office, 900 E. Summit St. Wauchula, FL by 4:00 p.m., February 24, 2014. Help Wanted cl2:13,20c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1998 D ODGE STRATUS 4 DR SILVER VIN:1B3EJ46X5WN161634 10:00 A.M., MARCH 3, 2014 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl2:20c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1997 F ORD EXPLORER 4 DR GREEN VIN:1FMDU32X5VUC68703 10:00 A.M., MARCH 10, 2014 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl2:20c The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com LOOKING FOR 20 to 400 acres p asture. Our efforts save you work and worry. Leave message. 863494-5991. 2:20-3:20p N OW PURCHASING citrus fruit for the 2014 season for Chapman Fruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863781-4133. 1:9-5:29p C LEAN, FERTILIZED Hemarthria hay for sale, $30 per roll. Call 863781-0104 or 863-559-7545. 11:14-4:10p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing citrus fruit for the 2013/14 season and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384. 7:8tfc 1997 DODGE CONVERSION Van, au tomatic 3.9 V6, $1,500 OBO. 375-3877, 781-2837. 2:13,20p Automotive Agriculture MAIN STREET PUB and Grille will b e accepting applications for ex perienced servers Monday through Thursday. Apply in per son at 222 W. Main Street, Wauchula. 2:20c ST AFF ASSISTANT, Hardee Cam pus (PT). Application deadline: 3/4/14. Please visit http://sfsc.in terviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EX/EO/VETERANS PREF. 2:20,27c DR IVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus. Great pay. Consistent freight, great miles on this Regional ac count. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507. 1:30-2:20c Help Wanted INTERACTIVE CAREGIVING is w hat separates COMFORT KEEPERS from other caregivers. Our focus is on engaging the mind, body, and safety of our clients. CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion positions are available in the Hardee County area. Flexible, full-time or part-time. Learn more about a rewarding career enrich ing the lives of others with COMFORT KEEPERS. Apply online: ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call 863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Most offices independently owned and operated. 11:7-2:27c 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME. H ouse completely remodeled in 2007/2008. 2200 sq.ft. House located at 4706 Church Ave., Bowling Green. Owner financing, $140,000; $10,000 down, 4% inter est to qualified buyers. Credit check required. Contact Charles A. Thompson, 772-633-7027. 1:30-2:27p Houses FOUND: Prescription glasses in K nollwood. Call to claim, 863-3811295. 2:20nc ELITE MOBILITY power chair, like n ew, holds up to 300 lbs., $300; end tables, cherry color, $30, 7734219. 2:20p 2 SEMI TRAILERS WITH LIGHTS used for storage 48 $1,000, 40 $500. 2 halves of a trailer can have but MUST move! Car trailer with electric wench, $800. 1995 motor home, $5,000, 59,000 miles. Ready for the road. 10 aluminum boat, $200. Closed in truck bed for 1 1/2 ton truck, $500. 863-2458659. 2:13-3:13p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a p et or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh Pets Miscellaneous Lost/Found NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2000 O LDSMOBILE ALERO 4DR DK BL VIN:1G3NL12E7YC403317 10:00 A.M., MARCH 12, 2014 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl2:20c

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The Classifieds F ebruary 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B NEWLY LISTED LOG CABIN LOCATED IN F ORT MEADE!! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home has a great rustic charm of a country home in the city. Wood laminate floors, wood burning fireplace, metal roof and an open porch in back. Priced at $49,900 NEWLY LISTED!!!This 3 bedroom, 2 bath ho me has a lot of space with plenty to spare, kitchen is huge with a moveable island. This home is in the very back of Sunset Park a peaceful neighborhood. Priced at $95,000 PR ICED REDUCED!! HOME LOCATED IN FORT MEADE!!This 3 bedroom, 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 family entertaining. Priced at $52,500 to $47,500 MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath concrete block home. Nice Family style home! Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 PERFECT HOME FOR YOU!! This 2 bedr oom, 1 bath frame home is located in urban Wauchula. Not far from Main Street. This home includes 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 VE RY NICE MOBILE HOME!! This 2005 2 bedroom 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 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 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 GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie Mae Properties PRICE REDUCED!!!! VILLA LOCATED IN SE B 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 $49,900 I NVESTMENT 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 GREAT STARTER HOME!! This 3 bedroom, 2 b ath modular home is located in Bowling Green, FL. Has large yard, metal roof and front porch. Carport with storage room. Priced at $34,900. PRISTINE MOBILE HOME!!This 3 BR, 1 1/2 B ath, 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 redone. Certainly a must see! Priced at $49,000. GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO PEACE R IVER!! 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 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 PEACEFUL FAMILY HOME! This 3 bed room, 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 A REAL BARGAIN!!3 BR-2B mobile home w ith 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!! cl2:20c Hardee Car CompanyWauchula Hills773-2088 Billy Hill Owner I N B USINESS F OR O VER 25 Y EARS !M M O ON ND DA AY Y S S A AT TU UR RD DA AY Y 9 9 A AM M 7 7 P PM M S SU UN ND DA AY Y 1 1P PM M 6 6P PM M cl2:6c Ford Pick-Up Utility Truck $2,200 CASH 3/4 Ton F-250 $1,350 CASH Chrysler Concord $1,088 CASH Lincoln Towncar $2,200 CASH Red Mustang Convertable $1,350 CASH 2001 Buick LeSabre $1,850 CASH 2002 Chrysler M300 $1,850 CASH 2001 PT Cruiser $1,650 CASH$ $TAX TIME SALE$ $CASH ONLY $ $ cl2:20c Family Owned & OperatedServing Central Florida For Over 20 Years $50 Off Any Job $500 or More Licensed & Insured CCC 1325523NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER 2:13,20p 863-453-5565 61.30 Acres Good property for farming with a w ell. Close to town. AVON PARK ESTATES! Bath Home on 1 acre Asking $152,000 BRIARWOOD Subdivision. One of a kind! 3 porch 2 car garage $299,000! COMMERCIAL BUILDING 4,600 sf on over 1 acre in town. Full kitchen with commercial appliances. Listed $99,500 ... MAKE AN OFFER! Frontage on North & Southbound Hwy 17! LOT Zoned C-2 City water and sewer available. $86,500 MINI WAREHOUSES 19 u nits Great invest ment! $155,000 Large commercial building, 1 block from Hwy 17! Frontage on 2 roads with parking. $149,000 33 acre pasture with scattered trees. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately. $299,000 10.96 ac building site. Scattered trees & well. Manatee County $192,500 GREAT LOCATION! 3 BR, 2 BA frame home built in 2000. Large corner lot with fruit trees. $115,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Jim See 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 cl2:20c 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10am 6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am 7pmCD H Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! NO C cl2:6tfc REVELL A UTO S ALES After Hours Call: 863-245-0383 orSandra Miller 863-781-4577Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDSA A l l l l h h i i c c l l s s 5 5 A A W W k k! cl2:20tfc ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 r equires 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 F arm, 2949 Center Hill Road, Bowling Green. Broccoli, cauli flower, cabbage ready now. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 2:13-3:13p 10AC GROVE, mostly earlies, e lectric pump, irrigation, Central Florida Ranch & Grove Realty, 863-781-0551. 2:13,20p 2 4 ACRES, 167 Golden Oaks Rd., Zolfo Springs, $90,000. 863-6080842. 2:6-3:20p 6 0 ACRES, Dallas McClellan Rd., Zolfo Springs, $299,000, 863-6080842. 2:6-3:20p Real Estate Produce Pets ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, s everal sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291. 2:20c 2 3, 4, 5, 10 BEDROOM Houses, no deposit, $400 monthly up, city and country, 863-773-6616. 2:27-3:6p 2 BR, 1 BATH MOBILE HOME $500 month, $300 security de posit. Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Teresa, 863-781-9084, Bill 863-781-4460. 1:9tfc *R ENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bedrooms. Cheaper than paying rent. Close to schools and hospital. Lot rent $300. Se habla espanol. 863698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc Rentals ATTENTION! The Federal Fair H ousing Act prohibits advertising any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status includes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh RENT FREE 2000+ S.F., renovate, t axes, maintenance, licensed bar; $1,500/mo restaurant, 863-7736616. 1:30-2:27p LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to care f or your loved one? I am a CNA with CPR Certification, with references. Give me a call 863-2612926. 2:20-3:20p N EED YOUR HOME OR business cleaned? Call Premium Commer cial and Residential Cleaning Service at 863-245-4648. Best rates in town.2:13-3:13p Services Rentals, Commercial U nlimited income potential. Call 863-832-4943 for more info. 1:30-2:27p ALC OHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** N EED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc T HE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescription eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh I S ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh AT TENTION! State Statutes 4891 19 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the contractors li cence number. tfc-dh NOW OPEN: Charlie Creek Cur iosity Shoppe, 1235 Blue Jay Rd., Wauchula. 1:30-2:27p SAT URDAY, 8-? 208 Park Drive. Lots of new things. 2:20p Yard Sales FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 9? 106 Golden Oaks Road, Zolfo Springs. Everything must be sold from house, barn, and garage. Tools, appliances, furnishings, electronics, kitchen, clothing and cattle. Thousand of items. 2:20p B ARN SALE, Saturday, 8-2, 1968 Ramon Pettaway, Zolfo. Thanks to everyone who came out. More items to sell. Off Hwy 64 East, follow signs. 2:20p

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8B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 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 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! COUNTRY LIVING! 4B/2Bth home on 2.06 acres; central A/C, built in 1988, carpet and vinyl floors. $165,000 GATED, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY! 3 lots total 1.03 acres @ $48,000 or buy individual lot, listed @ $16,000 5.23 acres in eastern Hardee County; wooded property on main road. $35,000 INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! 20 Acres with 19.5 acre cit rus grove, Earlies and Hamlins; 30 amp pump on timer; 6 inch well; house located on property has potential rental income of $850 per month. $425,000 GREAT BUY on this 3B/2Bth well maintained home close to hospital and school. $119,900 Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 SEMINOLE HEIGHTS 3 VACANT LOTS. $21,000 FANTASTIC HOMESITE on this 30 Acre tract! 70% pasture, re mainder wooded; secluded and fenced. $170,000 Income opportunity! 5 homes in Ft. Meade; can be purchased sep arately or as one unit. Call Colon for more details. 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. NEW: Commercial Property Hwy 17 across from Walmart, great road frontage, 3.19 acres. $695,000. 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. 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! SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker cl2:20c HillsAuto World3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 30 Day WarrantyMotor & TransmissionNOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES 2 2 4 4 H H o o u u r r T T o o w w i i n n g g S S e e r r v v i i c c e e L L o o w w e e s s t t P P o o s s s s i i b b l l e e R R a a t t e e s s F F a a s s t t a a n n d d R R e e l l i i a a b b l l e e7 78 81 1-3 30 09 90 0 o or r 7 78 81 1-3 30 09 91 1 cl2:20c Jimmy SandraBuy Here! Pay Here!1996 VOLKSWAGON JETTA$500 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer2002 CHEVY MALIBU$895 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer2002 FORD MUSTANG$995 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer1998 NISSAN QUEST$695 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer2004 FORD FREESTAR SEAutomatic, Air, All The Toys $995 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer N Ne ew w & & U Us se ed d T Ti ir r e es sWE HAVE OVER 1,000 NEW & USED TIRES IN STOCK ANY SIZE, MAKE & MODEL1 18 8 & & 1 19 9 T TI IR RE ES S A AS S L LO OW W A AS S$ $2 26 69 95 5F 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 7 77 73 3-0 07 77 77 7OR7 77 73 3-0 07 72 27 7116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart) BILLYBOBSTIREScl2:20cEqual Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809TDD 800-955-8771 $99 Move In Special through Feb. 28th 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 cl2:6-27c 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 MONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT Staton Auto SalesLarge Selection of Cars to Choose From Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 30 Day Guarantee on Motor & Transmission Onlycl2:13tfc Se Habla Espanol THE BEST DEALFROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, theres no better place to shop for your next car. NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.773-4478 Insured 30+ years experience Free Estimates Complete cl2:20c954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc Hearns Auto Cleaning Service Car Wash and Wax Carpet and Seat Cleaning Buff Compounding Headliners Replaced Vinyl Top Motor Cleaningcl2:20c Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66 Zolfo Springs(863) 735-1495 Home: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo Springs Mobile: (941) 456-6507cl4:19tfc GILLINC. 2/20/2014 Rise: 7:00 AM Set: 6:21 PM 11 hrs. 21 mins. Rise: 11:41 PM Set: 10:13 AM Overhead: 4:31 AM Underfoot: 4:56 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 71% percent waning 71% Waning Gibbous 4:31 AM 6:31 AM 4:56 PM 6:56 PM 10:13 AM-11:13 AM 11:41 PM-12:41 AM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/21/2014 Rise: 6:59 AM Set: 6:22 PM 11 hrs. 23 mins. Rise: --:-Set: 10:57 AM Overhead: 5:21 AM Underfoot: 5:47 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 61% percent waning 61% Waning Gibbous 5:21 AM 7:21 AM 5:47 PM 7:47 PM --:---:-10:57 AM-11:57 AM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -5 2/22/2014 Rise: 6:58 AM Set: 6:23 PM 11 hrs. 25 mins. Rise: 12:39 AM Set: 11:46 AM Overhead: 6:14 AM Underfoot: 6:42 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% percent last 50% Last Quarter 6:14 AM 8:14 AM 6:42 PM 8:42 PM 12:39 AM -1:39 AM 11:46 AM-12:46 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/23/2014 Rise: 6:57 AM Set: 6:23 PM 11 hrs. 26 mins. Rise: 1:39 AM Set: 12:40 PM Overhead: 7:10 AM Underfoot: 7:39 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 39% percent waning 39% Waning Crescent 7:10 AM 9:10 AM 7:39 PM 9:39 PM 1:39 AM 2:39 AM 12:40 PM 1:40 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -5 2/24/2014 Rise: 6:56 AM Set: 6:24 PM 11 hrs. 28 mins. Rise: 2:37 AM Set: 1:39 PM Overhead: 8:09 AM Underfoot: 8:38 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 28% percent waning 28% Waning Crescent 8:09 AM -10:09 AM 8:38 PM 10:38 PM 2:37 AM 3:37 AM 1:39 PM 2:39 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/25/2014 Rise: 6:55 AM Set: 6:25 PM 11 hrs. 30 mins. Rise: 3:34 AM Set: 2:42 PM Overhead: 9:08 AM Underfoot: 9:38 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 18% percent waning 18% Waning Crescent 9:08 AM -11:08 AM 9:38 PM 11:38 PM 3:34 AM 4:34 AM 2:42 PM 3:42 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -5 2/26/2014 Rise: 6:54 AM Set: 6:25 PM 11 hrs. 31 mins. Rise: 4:27 AM Set: 3:48 PM Overhead:10:07 AM Underfoot:10:36 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 10% percent waning 10% Waning Crescent 10:07 AM-12:07 PM 10:36 PM-12:36 AM 4:27 AM 5:27 AM 3:48 PM 4:48 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/27/2014 Rise: 6:53 AM Set: 6:26 PM 11 hrs. 33 mins. Rise: 5:18 AM Set: 4:55 PM Overhead: 11:05 AM Underfoot:11:33 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 4% percent waning 4% Waning Crescent 11:05 AM 1:05 PM 11:33 PM 1:33 AM 5:18 AM 6:18 AM 4:55 PM 5:55 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better UTC: -5 Solunar Forecast The Classifieds SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH HAM On a wintry day, nothing satisfies more than an old-fash ioned favorite like split pea soup. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turnips if using, carrots, celery and onion; cook, stirring frequently, until carrots are tender-crisp, about 10 minutes. Add split peas, ham hocks, water, bay leaf, salt and allspice; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes. 2. Discard bay leaf. Transfer ham hocks to cutting board; discard skin and bones. Finely chop meat. Return meat to soup. Heat through. Makes 11 cups, or 6 main-dish servings. calories, 21g protein, 52g carbo hydrate, 7g total fat (1g satu rated), 3mg cholesterol, 1,174 mg sodium. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/.(c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping

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Hardee ASAPP Held Dinner Jan. 30 PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Ha rdee High School Junior ROTC Color Guard participated in a community awareness dinner on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center. The dinner was sponsored by the Hardee Alliance Against Drug Abuse and Pregnancy Prevention (ASAPP). From left are Aaron Harrison, a Hardee High School ninth grader; Sue Birge, chairperson of Heartland Crime Stoppers; Shawna Lambert; and Colon Lambert, president of ASAPP. The Lamberts stressed the importance of not using drugs and alcohol and the importance of having good parents and role models in your life. They said 70 percent of Hardee teens do not use alcohol, 88 percent do not use tobacco, 89 percent do not use marijuana, and 97 percent do not use prescription drugs. Accent the positive and own the upside. Austin Judah played the guitar as entertainment. G uest speaker Patrick Grady of Wahoo near Bushnell encouraged people to avoid risky behavior and said everyone makes mistakes but learn from making them. Choices determine a persons life. Choose friends wisely. Be good role models and have friends you trust. February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The 2014 boys weightlifting team is raring to go. The boys started their season last week. Results were unavailable at press time for the dual meet on Feb. 10. The next meet is today (Thursday) at Sebring. There are two meets in March and one in early April before the sectional qualifying meet on April 8 at Avon Park High School. The state meet is April 25 in Kissimmee. Hardee is in Class 1A, District 8, along with Avon Park, Bradenton Bayshore, Sarasota Booker, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, DeSoto, LaBelle, Lake Placid, Lemon Bay and Bradenton Southeast. There are over two dozen fellows on this seasons weightlifting team. Among them are seni or standout Keyon Brown, who finished sixth at state last year. Others who excelled last year were James Greene, Joshua Almaraz and Omar Santiago and Tyler Bragg. Others on the 2014 squad are Nelson Bethea, Levi Boyette, Jarrett Carlton, Parker Carlton, Alex Clarke, Noah Coronado, Zach Coronado, Sammy Garcia, D avid Gibson, Jose Gonzales and Derrick Graham. Also Keith Guillory, Daniel Kalinuk, Eric Klein, Hector Lopez, Blaiaine Molitor, Florentino Pascual, Caesar Ramirez, Jeremy Reyna, Joseph Sigala, Jonathan Tucker, Kevin White and Richard Yang. Weightlifters Get Started 2 014 Weightlifting Feb. 10Avon ParkAway4:30 p.m. 20SebringAway4:30 p.m. Mar. 11 SebringAway4 p.m. 15 FrostproofAway9 a.m. Apr. 1BartowAway3:30 p.m. 8SectionalsAway3:30 p.m. 25 State Meet Away7 a.m. 1. Name the last Big Ten ba seball team before Indiana in 2013 to reach the College World Series. 2. Who was the last starting pitcher before Detroit's Max Scherzer in 2013 to start a sea son 11-0? 3. Name the two running backs who rushed for back-toback 1,000-yard seasons for the Miami Dolphins. 4. In 2013, Liberty became the second men's basketball team to get a spot in the NCAA Tournament despite losing 20 games. Who was the first? 5. Three NHL goaltenders scored a goal during the 1990s. Name two of them. 6. Eight drivers have made NASCAR's "Chase for the Cup" at least seven times during its first 10 years (2004-13). Name five of them. 7. Entering 2013, how many female tennis players had won at least 10 Grand Slam singles ti tles? ANSWERS 1. Michigan, in 1984. 2. Toronto's Roger Clemens, in 1997. 3. Larry Csonka (1971-73) and Ricky Williams (2002-03). 4. Coppin State, in 2008. 5. Chris Osgood (Detroit), Martin Brodeur (New Jersey) and Damian Rhodes (Ottawa). 6. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Har vick. 7. Seven Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, Helen Wills Moody, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Qu iz By Chris Richcreek 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 Request a complementary consultation! Call 863-314-8600 Laser Nail Fungus Treatment ki lls the fungus that lived in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment. 10:18tfc * *Est. Mortgage Rate 4.25% Principle and Interest Only 2:20,27c 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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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11 B 2:20,27c PROJECTGRADUATION 2014 4-PERSON, 18-HOLESCRAMBLETORREY OAKSGOLFCOURSE767-0302ENTRYFEEIS$60 PERPLAYER(Includes lunch, 18 holes with cart)R RE EG GI IS ST TR RA AT TI IO ON N D DE EA AD DL LI IN NE E I IS S S SA AT TU UR RD DA AY Y, M MA AR RC CH H 1 1 SPONSORED BY 8:00 A.M. SHOTGUN START $ CASH PRIZES $1st Place $ 300 2ndPlace $ 200 3rdPlace $ 100 RAFFLE PRIZES50/50 DrawingG Go ol ld d S Sp po on ns so or r $ $1 1, ,0 00 00 0 S Si il lv ve er r S Sp po on ns so or r $ $5 50 00 0 H Ho ol le e S Sp po on ns so or r $ $1 10 00 0 2:20c T To o S Si ig gn n U Up p C Ca al ll l M Mi ic ch ha ae el l K Ke el ll ly y a at t 8 86 63 3-7 78 81 1-9 96 62 28 8 o or r D De er rr re en n B Br ry ya an n a at t 8 86 63 3-7 78 81 1-4 43 36 64 4 5TH ANNUAL HARDEE ATHLETIC FOUNDATION POKER TOURNAMENT SATURDAY MARCH pm TORREY OAKS GOLF COURSE EN TRY FEE $ 75 1 ST PLACE ............ $ 500 2 ND PLACE ............ $ 300 3 RD PLACE ............ $ 200 R E FRESHMENTS AND D RINKS P ROVIDED A LL PROCEEDS GO TO HARDEE COUNTY ATHLETICS Spring sports are all going strong. Be fore saying goodbye to winter sports, congratulations to senior Steve Metayer who has been named to the FACA (Florida Athletic Coaches Association) basketball All-Star team and will play in the annual All-Star game. Girls softball started well with a split in preseason games and victories in the first two regular season games against district opponents. We didnt get last weeks scores because of the school holiday on Monday, but well catch up next week. Boys varsity baseball started with play in a pair of preseason tournaments in Fort Meade and Avon Park The scores are not on game-changer so far this season and were hoping to catch up with the scorebook shortly. JV baseball had a rough start with cancellation of its opening game and a lopsided loss at Avon Park. They boys are young but ex pected to get on top of things shortly. The tennis girls started with a trio of victories. We didnt get scores from last week from either the boys or girls. Boys weightlifting got going last week and has a meet at Sebring today (Thursday). Hopefully, we can get those results shortly. Track boys and girls both won in their two-day event against the DeSoto Bulldogs. Avon Park participated in the running events only. Finally, junior high volleyball starts Mar. 6 at home against Avon Park. There are games at 5:30 and 6:30. Again, we hope to have ros ters soon. In community sports, we hear that youth baseball and softball have begun. We will try to get rosters and information as best we can. Theres a Mens Church Softball League meeting on Monday at 6:30 at the softball complex off Altman Road north of the high school. Team captains and coaches should attend and others are wel come. For more information, contact Carl Coleman at 781-1964 In boxing, there a Rampage Rumble Saturday in Sebring with a 10-bout night at the Highlands Today Center, formerly the Highlands County Fair Convention Center. On the undercard is local Ruben Ozuna in a 134-pound bout against Luis Rodriguez. Future events of Battering Ram Fight Promotions include professional boxing, mixed martial arts and kickboxing in different ven ues in Highlands, Polk, Hardee, DeSoto, Charlotte and Sarasota counties. Check their website for more information. In pro wrestling, there is an April 5 matchup at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center between local Eddie White and semi-retired WW Wrestling star Rick Flair for Whites Florida heavyweight title. Tickets can be obtained at several local outlets closer to the event or by calling White at 863-781-3904. Information from school and community athletic events is always welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at out website, sports@theheraldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column. Please note that the deadline for weekday sports events is 5 p.m. Thursdays. For events which happen after that time, sports news is due by noon Mondays in order to have any chance of getting in that weeks paper, and is always on a space available basis. Sports Update B y Joan Seaman Pioneer Creek RV News By A ndie McCosco CHAPEL But ch and Becky DeGroff and Ron and Mickey White wel comed 206 to chapel. Wayne in troduced six people coming to chapel the first time this season. Devotions were led by Joanne Armour. She used a jar filled with beans to signify Time. We need to seek first the Lord and spend time reading our Bibles. The choir sang Sing Unto the Lord, directed by Sandy F eeser and accompanied by Sara Heller on the violin and Cheryl Conkle on the piano. The Womens Trio sang Great is the Lord. Pastor David spoke using 1Kings 18:32. Throughout the Bible God is represented with the symbol of fire. An example is, Ahab and Jezebel who wor shiped Baal. Altars to God were torn down. It was a dark hour of t ime in the land. The prophet Elijah challenged all the people. They prayed to their god Baal and he was no help to them. Elijah rebuked Ahab, rebuilt the altar with 12 stones repre senting the 12 tribes of the land, made a sacrifice and soaked the altar three times. He prayed to God for three days. From the heavens fire rained down on the sacrifice. All fell down on their knees and knew that God was over all in the land of Israel. We have to have faith in God. Seek Him and believe. SCOREBOARD Horseshoes: After battling to a 16 to 16 tie in the previous two meetings, Reflections finally broke the stalemate with a 17 to 15 win over Pioneer Creek in a match played at Pioneers home courts. The match was not de cided until the last battle of the day, which saw Reflec-tions winning 21 to 17. Re-flections also won the 50/50 monies. Score was kept by Marilyn Achard. Bowling: Jim Noble had both high game and high score for the men. For the women, Arlene Seabright won high game and Terry Stamm had high score. SPOTLIGHT Bob a nd Pat Feurborn are from Leland, Ill. They met through Bobs college room mate in 1964. This is a second marriage, and they have been married 9years and have a total of eight children and 23 grandchildren between them. Bob has been retired three times! He now farms and re stores antique farm equipment. Pat is retired from State Farm Insurance. He likes doing stained glass and woodworking. She does Swedish weaving, quilting and carving. They learned of our park through a farmer friend back home. He had been down to the pioneer days and brought back a brochure. They have been coming to the park for five years. Their claim to fame is that they are on what their neighbors call the Ponderosa lot, so they have a Black Angus statue in their front yard along with other animals. Bob has been a beekeeper since he was 14, and has had a beekeeping business. He now makes blackberry and elderberry preserves and jams. Pat makes blackberry pies. They both enjoy volunteering in the park and are a wonderful addition. Dear Editor: I a m writing this letter so that some old misconceptions can be laid to rest. Recently I and my family had to put our mother in a healthcare facility. We researched and spoke with many people before making the decision to put Mom at Hardee Manor Health-care Center here in Wauchula. After visiting there at different days, nights, and odd days we spoke to the residents themselves and the staff. We were im pressed by what we saw and heard. We noticed that the staff has a lot to do. Even when extremely busy they listen to and respond to their clients. Mother has been t here a month now and has settled in really well. This is not the old Hardee Manor that we heard so much about, Im pleased to say. Upper management goes out of the way to answer questions and respond to the situations put before them. From nurses and staff to activities, floor crew to laundry, rehab to meal time, each person who works there shows so much care and con cern. I take pleasure in saying I sup port the Hardee Manor Health care Center. Mary Cole Wauchula Letter To The Editor AROUND THE PARK It is amazing how our calendar is just full of things to do here at the Oasis. We had a great time at the "Super Bowl Bash." The buffet tables were just full of delicious finger foods, and with people to enjoy. Ice cream social was deco rated by Mike and Carol Yaw. Two prizes were given out, Carolyn and J.R. Renick and Eddie Philips. Those having birthdays were Wayne Barnes, Shirley Hyde and Garry Marr. An-niver sary was Lucy and Leo-nard Starr. Baking the cakes were me and Winnie DeWitt, Emma West, Arlene Huiet, Carol Yaw, Kathy Gaylog and Jenny John son. Our Bible study was well-attended on Tuesday morning at 10, taught by Connie Swanson. The study was on prayer and what God has to say about praying. Connie did an excellent job in presenting this to us. We had 16 in attendance. BINGO Thursday, the 23rd, Mary Young won the 50/50, the cover all was split with Sheri Perry, Merle Early and D. Malekovic, and the jar was split by Karen Lovell and Kathy Slagle. Six merchant certificates were given out. Jan. 30, Norma Reid won the 50/50 and coverall went to Eddie Philips. Seven merchant certificates were given out to ot hers who said bingo! Feb. 3, Debbie Smith went home with the 50/50, and Eddie Philips again won the coverall. Cherie Perry took the jar. POKENO Jan. 29, six were playing and Joyce Longueuil bagged, and the rest won some, except Au drey Semler, who was the big loser. On Friday, the 31st, Joyce Lingueuil and Connie Akelian bagged. Feb. 3, Shirley Hyde took all the girls pennies and ran home. CHURCH SERVICE Sunday, Feb. 2, the Bluegrass group sang many special songs as well as great congregation singing. Pastor Swanson preached from Psalm 19, on "Heaven and the firmament on Earth." We had 36 in attendance. WII BOWLING We had 10 bowlers. Mike Yaw took all honors with a high game of 248 and high average of 223. SHUFFLEBOARD Jan. 28 saw Winnie DeWitt beating out Richard Lovell for the championship. Feb. 4, there were 12 players. Ann Day won all her games. HORSESHOES They're sure gearing up for the tournament coming up soon! May God be with you and yours. Oasis RV News By G eorgianna Mills

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12B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014back By KAYLEE HOGENAUER Sp ecial To The Herald-Advocate For this interview I have selected my grandmother. Rilla Cooper was born in Valdosta, Ga., on June the 30th of 1937. She had two brothers, Don and Shellie. When she was my age, her favorite thing to do was going to the picture show because they did not get to go very often. It only cost 50 cents to get in back then; when she was even younger it was nine cents. In high school she played basketball. Basketball was very different back then compared to now. For girls, that is. They could only play on half-court. Also, only the forward could shoot baskets, and the guard tried to prevent the opposing teams forward from scoring a point. Everybody loved to go to school back then. This was the place where you saw your friends; otherwise you saw them at church. If you didnt go to school then you would be working out in the field with your parents. That is why every kid was overjoyed to go to school! Girls were not allowed to wear jeans and a T-shirt to school like we do now. They had to wear dresses, skirts, sweaters and bobby socks. Back then kids only had 11 grades of school; her brother was the first class to have 12 grades. In school they had Bible reading, The Lords Prayer, and the flag salute in homeroom. Every Friday they had Chapel, which was kind of like church but at school. Quite often after school, kids would go to the local drugstore to have a vanilla Coke and hang out and have fun. On a typical weekend, she and her family cleaned house and washed clothes; back then you had to hang them on the clothesline outside because they did not have a dryer. In the winter, quite often our clothes would freeze. At Age 8, She Worked I n The Tobacco Fields She and her brothers were taught w hat was right and what was wrong, and they knew to obey. So, kids would not disobey because they didnt want to know what the consequences were if they did. Her family went to church every Sunday morning, then they took a ride to the local ice cream shop following Sunday dinner. Schroyers Ice Cream Shop was owned by the parents of Sonny Schroyer, who played Enis in the TV show Dukes of Hazzard. Sonny was born and raised in Valdosta, Ga. Families did not have quite as much money as we do now. So, often they had the same thing for supper every night. When they had special meals, her absolute favorite was roast beef with carrots and potatoes surrounding the meat. For dessert she loved pound cake or cookies with canned peaches. She lived in the country, and at the age of 8, all of the family worked in tobacco fields. When she was about 13 she worked in a clothing store. It was nice when ladies liked what I picked out for them. Later she worked in a dime store; she sold records and while she was doing that, she played all the popular songs all day. Next, she worked at Dairy Queen and made 60 cents an hour. Every time the minute hand went forward around the clock, she had made a penny. She worked at the Dairy Queen until she began at Southern Bell Telephone Co. during her senior year. She never quit a job until she had another one to go to. 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 TimeNOTICE OF CITY OF WAUCHULA CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING 225 E MAIN ST., SUITE 105 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 5:30 P.M. OLD CASES 13-087-LKelley L Denny 712 W Main Street N EW CASES 14-007-LLarry & Catherine Reynolds 1074 Downing Circle F INE/LIEN / LIEN FORGIVENESS 09-146-LJose Rodriguez & Geneieve Valdiviez405 Tulane Avenue 1 1-019-MNyet Vui & Chen Lip Wong 415 Heard Bridge Road Any interested person(s) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Special Magistrate with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made. 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) 773-3535. 2:20c O pportunity for a Public Hearing NOTICE The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing notice to the public that will offer the opportunity for a public hearing regarding proposed changes to US 17, which is also known as State Road 35, in the Town of Zolfo Springs, Florida. US 17 (SR 35) will relocate one block east along the abandoned railroad corridor and Oak Street. If the change is adopted, the Town of Zolfo Springs will own this section of US 17 (SR 35) and rename it Main Street. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. People wanting to comment on this subject should respond in writing to FDOTs project manager listed below by March 6, 2014. 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Biscuits were served with guava jelly and strawberry/rhubarb jelly from Jane Klein and wildflower honey from Peace River Bees, along with orange pound cake and lemon/cranberry pound cake. From left are Jessica Prescott, executive director of Peace River Explorations, and Jim See. From left are Casey Dickson, executive director of the Hardee County Chamb er of Com merce; Olivia Minshew, Wauchula assistant city manager; and Jessica Prescott. Chamber Of Commerce Hosted Breakfast Bar

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 20, 2014 PAGE ONE By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate A Hardee County teen has been chosen to become a queen. Destiny McCauley, 18, was c rowned Florida Angus Queen by the Florida Angus Association. The Bowling Green resi dent is the daughter of Timothy a nd Nell McCauley. She will immediately begin her royal duties at the Florida State Fair. Destiny has rapidly been moving up; this past spring she was named Junior Angus Queen and last year was crowned Angus Princess. However, she says being a cattle queen is different from the average beauty pageant. You have to go to work. Working in the ring, helping to move cows, handing out ribbons, assisting kids in the ring, Destiny notes. Becoming Florida Angus Queen is only one of the many recent achievements she has. Destinys bull, Avatar, was named Floridas Premier Angus Bull for the second year in a row by the Florida Cattlemen Association. Her steer, Fireball, was given the title of Grand Champion at the South Nation-als held in Perry, Ga., last summer. She also had the Grand Champion cow/calf pair and Grand Champion Bull at both the South Florida State Fair and Florida State Fair; Senior Show manship and Grand Champion Heifer at the South Florida Fair; Grand Champion Bull, Grand Champion Heifer, Grand Cham pion cow/calf pair and Show manship at the Greater Jacksonville Fair. Her 7-year-old brother, Adam, looks to Destiny for lead ership and guidance and because of that, he was able to earn showmanship titles at the last two Angus shows he attended. Destiny also keeps busy with other activities. She is the historian for Future Farmers of America; 4-H Club president, Club Lucky Clovers; District 10 president in 4-H; national reporter and editor for Scoops Publications; and is a in the spring, where she will pur s ue a double-major in agricul tural communications and in business. Destiny says, I would like to work for a breed association one day. mester away from graduating from South Florida State College with an Associate of Arts degree, thanks to Advanced Placement courses. Destiny then plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University member of the Key Club and N ational Honor Society. She is set to graduate in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2014. After graduating from Hardee Senior High School, Destiny also will be just one seLocal Teen Crowned Florida Angus Queen COURTESY PHOTO D estiny McCauley of Bowling Green wears the crown and sash of the state angus title. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY St ephanie Nelson of Teaneck, N.J., on Thursday, Feb. 5, demonstrated against U.S. Pres ident Barack Obama at the entrance of the Wauchula Post Office. She is a paid em ployee of the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee, which has been campaigning for the presidents impeachment since February 2010, when the president took away funding for NASA, the nations space program. LaRouche also opposes the presidents health care plan and several other aspects of his administration, including Fast and Furious, the Ben Ghazi terrorist attack on the American embassy in Libya, and the state of the union addresses. She was signing up people to memberships for $25 annually, $50 if receiving regular newsletters. Nelson urges those who support impeach ment to contact their congressmen and urge Congress to restore the Glass-Steagall economic act of 1933. A website is larouchepac.com. ANTI-OBAMA DEMONSTRATION 2:13c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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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 Oak St. 863-832-9808 S unday 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. The sure way to miss succ ess is to miss the opportunity, and every problem is an opportunity. 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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aarons Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) Bob Duncan Owner/Pharmacist, Carin Duncan Bralts Pharmacist, Red Camp Pharmacist, Erik Alvarado Tech Front Techs: Sofia Sanchez, Pauline Ochoa, Brian Delp Pharmacist, Sue Labato and Julian Garcia DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm2:20-3:6c WE NOW OFFER UPS SERVICESHeartland Pharmacy Accepts Packages To Ship Via UPS PIZZA HUT Fundraiser Join us every Monday & Wednesday thru March 12 as we join with Pizza Hut to raise money for Relay For Life. Use Promo Code Relay when ordering on-line or mention Relay for Life when paying in person. Help Us Find A CURE! HARDEE COUNTY N OTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING EDC/IDA The Hardee County Economic Development Council/ Industrial Development Authority will hold a special meet ing at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26th at the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the Economic Development Office (773-3030) at least forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting. Vanessa Hernandez, CHAIR EDC/IDA HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 2:20c Gene Davis S ales Manager Stop in and see why we will not be undersold! Selling 14 brands of different new vehicles is just the beginning. 1031 U.S. Highway 17 N. W auchula, Florida 33873 (863) 781-1947 www. 2:20c MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Poptart, Whole Grain Waffles, Apple Slices, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Condi-ments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Strawberries, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Mac & Chesse, Personal Pep peroni Pizza, Vegetable Blend, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Lemon & Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B reakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Roll, Turkey Tacos, Yogurt Par fait w/Fruit, Garden Salad, Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Condi ments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Hamburger on Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cu cumber Slices w/Dip, Broccoli, Apple, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: C heerios, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Blue berry Glazed Pancakes, Cinna mon Glazed Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Chicken Fajita Wrap, Cookie, Hamburger Gravy, Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Whole Grain Waffles, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Spaghetti, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Strawberries, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Deli Combo Sub, Personal Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetable Blend, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Lemon & Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B reakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Roll, Turkey Tacos, Yogurt Par fait w/Fruit, Garden Salad, Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Condi ments and Milk JUNIOR HIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Whats For L unch? THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Hamburger on Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cu cumber Slices w/Dip, Broccoli, Apple, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: C heerios, Turkey Sausage Pizza, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Glazed Pancakes, Cinnamon Glazed Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Chicken Fajita Wrap, Cookie, Hamburger Gravy, Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Poptart, Whole Grain Waffles, Apple Slices, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Tuna Salad w/Bread Bowl, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Pear, Condi ments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Taco Salad, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetable Blend, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Lemon & Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Yourt Parfait w/Fruit, Banana, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B reakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Super Donut, Buttery Toast, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Salad w/Breadstick, Cheeseburger on Bun, Oven Fried Chicken, Roll, Turkey Tacos, Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Orange, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Baked Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger on Bun, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Chef Salad w/Turkey, Roll, Hamburger on Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cucumber Slices w/Dip, Broccoli, Apple, Fruit Punch, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: C heerios, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Whole Grain Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Fajita Wrap, Cookie, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Hamburger Gravy, Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Cheese Sticks w/Dip, Mini Cheeseburger, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Apple Slices, Peaches, Condiments and Milk Individual menus are subject to change. SENIOR HIGH 1. LANGUAGE: What does the word "glabrous" mean? 2. MUSIC: Which folk music group recorded the original theme song to "Gilligan's Is land"? 3. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does the character of Titania appear? 4. GOVERNMENT: What are the five rights guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? 5. GEOGRAPHY: Mexico is divided into how many states? 6. ENTERTAINMENT: What was the title of Elvis Presley's first movie? 7. MEDICAL: How is dengue fever transmitted? 8. HISTORY: Which World War II general earned the nick name "The Desert Fox"? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where does the phrase "eat, drink and be merry" come from? 10. INVENTIONS: Who invented the bathyscaphe, used for underwater exploration? ANSWERS 1. Hairless or smooth 2. The Wellingtons 3. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 4. Speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly and the right to petition government for re dress of grievances. 5. 31 states and one federal district 6. "Love Me Tender" 7. Mosquitoes 8. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 9. Ecclesiastes 8:15 10. Auguste Piccard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TRIVIA T EST By Fifi Rodriguez BIBLE T RIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Sinai in the Old or New Testament or nei ther? 2. In Exodus 32, who con fessed the building of the golden calf to God? Abraham, Moses, Noah, Aaron 3. On what mountain did Elijah challenge the prophets of Baal? Zion, Horeb, Pisgah, Carmel 4. From 1 Corinthians 13:13, what is the greatest of virtues? Faith, Hope, Charity, Forgiveness 5. What king of Gerar took Sarah from Abraham? Agag, Abimelech, Abijam, Ahab 6. Who owned the field where Ruth gleaned? Boaz, Bildad, Bartholomew, Benja-min ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Moses; 3) Carmel; 4) Charity; 5) Abimelech; 6) Boaz More Trivia? Visit www.Trivi aGuy.com (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. HEARTLAND PHARMACY DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For s ome reason, I have gotten into the habit of checking my pulse when I walk or when I sit. While I watch TV, my pulse is about 100. Isn't that way too fast? C.K. ANSWER: Pulse and heart beat are one and the same. When the heart ejects blood, a pressure pulse is created in the all the body's arteries. You can feel the pulse beat in the neck, the ankle or the thumb side of the wrist. A normal pulse rate (heartbeat) is 60 to 100 times a minute. Your 100 is normal, but at the high end of normal. Since you have no symptoms, you don't have to rush to see a doctor. But at your next exam, mention your high pulse rate. The doctor can judge if condi tions that lead to a fast heartbeat need to be investigated. An over active thyroid gland and anemia are two such conditions. The booklet on heartbeat irreg ularities explains the heart's many rhythm problems. Atrial fibrillation is the chief one. You do not have it. Readers can ob tain a copy by writing: Dr. Dono hue No. 107W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. En close a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I do hope you will be able to reply to my question. It is something that quite upsets me. My granddaughter had a tattoo put on her arm from shoulder to elbow. Why she ever did this is be yond me. She is to be married next September. She is trying to cover the tattoo with makeup so it won't be seen. Is it possible to have it removed? Do plastic surgeons take these things off? C.G. ANSWER: People mulling over the wisdom of a tattoo should consider it like they would a diamond -something that lasts forever. It could make them pause. Yes, tattoos can be removed with lasers. Treatment is expensive, time-consuming and sometimes cannot get rid of all traces of the tattoo. It depends on the pigment used, but lasers do a pretty good job. Work is under way for the development of pigments that are more readily erased. Plastic surgeons, dermatolo gists and other doctors are adept at removing tattoos. Older treatments, still used from time to time, include cut ting out the skin (done with small tattoos) or abrading the tattoo, similar to abrading acne scars. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can I do to get rid of a carbuncle? I have had it for four months. M.G. ANSWER: Carbuncles are huge boils that pene trate more deeply than do boils. They have to be opened and drained of the pus within them. Antibi otics generally are pre scribed, too. Often, the antibiotic chosen has to be one that's effective against MRSA (methicillinresistant Staph aureus, pronounced "mersa"). MRSA is one of the new supergerms that are touched only by a few, rarely prescribed antibiotics. Carbun cles are found most often on the neck, back, thighs and buttocks. You must have a doctor treat them. You're not going to meet with success on your own. 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) 2014 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 D Do on n t t F Fo or rg ge et t W We e N No ow w H Ha av ve e N No on n E Et th ha an no ol l R Re ec cr re ea at ti io on na al l G Ga as s! !! !! For dependable hometown service, Hardee Countys only locally owned & operated bulk fuel distributor for over 22 years! Open Mon. Fri. 7:00 a m 5:00 pm 863-773-9466 156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 2:20c The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoverageTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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4C The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC14-017 JEFFREY BAIR, Petitioner and ROXANA ECKER-aRZUZA, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO:ROXANA ECKER-aRZUZA 512 West 122nd Tampa, Florida 33612 YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jeffrey Bair whose ad dress is 26 Redwood Trail, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 on or before March 14, 2014, and file the orig inal with the clerk of this Court at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 before service on Petitioner or immediately there after. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the peti tion. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 29, 2014 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: A.R. GONZALES Deputy Clerk2:6-27p_______________________________ _______________________________ 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 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 im mediately 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 Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 24, 2014 VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: CONNIE COKER Deputy Clerk1:30-2:20p_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 252013GA000094 252013GA000095 IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF JOSE LUIS DEANDA JUAREZ ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR THE PROPOSED GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR CHILD TO: ANGELA JUAREZ-ORTEGA Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ramona DeAnda, Petitioner, c/o Stacey H. McNelis, Es quire of Colon & McNelis, P.A. whose address is Post Office Box 130, Bartow, FL 33830-0130 and Victoria Erica DeAnda, Petitioner, c/o Nathaniel White, Esquire whose address is 515 E Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830 on or before thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, at P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873 before service on Petitioner or immedi ately 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 the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12,285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: February 7, 2014 VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Edwina Murphy Deputy Clerk2:13-3:6c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000474 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. LURENA BLANDIN A/K/A LURINA BLANDIN, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mort gage Foreclosure dated February 03, 2014 and entered in Case No. 25-2012-CA-000474 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE County, Florida wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and LURENA BLANDIN A/K/A LURINA BLANDIN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATE OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at 11:00 AM, on the 5th day of March, 2014, the follow ing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 3 AND 4, LESS THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 16, MAGNOLIA MANOR, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 514 WILL DUKES ROAD, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HANDand the seal of this Court on February 10, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Amer icans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to partici pate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett & Frap pier, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa, Florida 33606, tele phone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.2:20,27c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2013-CA-000469 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA A. HARRELSON A/K/A CHRISTINA AUREA HARRELSON, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mort gage Foreclosure dated February 03, 2014 and entered in Case No. 25-2013-CA-000469 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.is Plaintiff and CHRISTINA A. HARRELSON A/K/A CHRISTINA AUREA HAR RELSON; FLORIDA HOUSING FI NANCE CORPORATION, A PUBLIC CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at 11:00 AM, on the 5th day of March, 2014, the follow ing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, FRACTIONAL LOT 9, AND ALL OF LOTS 10 TO 12 INCLUSIVE IN BLOCK 36 OF THE TOWN OF LIMESTONE, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1. A/K/A 5015 PRESCOTT AV ENUE, 5150 CR 663 SOUTH, ONA, FL 338658791 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HANDand the seal of this Court on February 10, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Amer icans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to partici pate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett & Frap pier, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa, Florida 33606, tele phone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.2:20,27c_______________________________2nd Public Hearing NoticeHardee County BCC is applying to the FL Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low income persons. Hardee County will utilize the $750,000 grant for Housing Rehabilitation of single-family, owner-occupied dwellings to remove both safety/health hazards. Applicants must not exceed the LMI levels as established by HUD. A min imum of 9 owner-occupied housing units will be completed for a construction cost projection of $630,750. Activity Budget LMI Housing Rehabilitation$630,750100% Temporary Relocation$ 6,750100% Administration $112,500 N/A Hardee County plans to minimize temporary relocation costs to the homeowner during construction with program funds to help provide storage units on site. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the app. will be held at Community Develop., 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 201, Wauchula, Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. A draft copy of the app. will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the app. will be made available at Community Develop. Mon. Fri., from 8-5 no more than 3 days after February 28, 2014. The app. will be submitted to DEO on or before March, 12, 2014. To obtain additional information concerning the app. & the public hearing, contact Shelly Massey @ 863-773-6349. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person, non-English speaking person & any others who may require assistance to attend the public hearing should contact Massey @ 773-6349 at least 2 calendar days prior to the meeting. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) contact Massey @ 773-6349 or the FL Relay at 711. Pursuant to Sec. 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the app. The disclosures will be made available by Community Development & DEO for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on & after the date of submission of the app. & shall continue to be available for a minimum period of 5 years. 1.) Other government (Federal, State & local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit or any other form of direct/indirect benefit by source & amount; 2.) The identities & pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors or consultants involved in the app. for assistance or in the planning/development of the project or activity; 3.) The identities & pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4.) For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners or others listed in 2 or 3 above which are corporations or other entities, the identification & pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder or other official of the entity; 5.) The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds & the amount provided; & 6.) The expected uses of all funds by activity & amount. 2:20c Women: Learn To Fish!Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! seminar March 8-9. This event is hosted by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-ser vation Commission through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, and will be at the Mat lacha Community Center, 4577 Pine Island Road NW, in Mat lacha, which is near Fort Myers. Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible an gling. During the two-day hands-on event, FWC educators will demonstrate ethical angler habits, such as safe hook removal, release techniques, fish venting and more. Local fishing guides will provide instruction on fishing techniques and methods. Cant make this one? Two more Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! events are scheduled for this spring, including one in Dania Beach, April 11-13, and one in Stuart, May 16-18. To learn more, visit ladiesletsgofishing.com, call (954) 475-9068 or e-mail info@ladiesletsgofishing.com. Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Claude Lee Kersey, 37, Wauchula, and Jo Ann Lopez, 52, Wauchula. Jack A. Hudnall, 52, Zolfo Springs, and Leda May Woodward, 48, Zolfo Springs. Ronald Christian Prentice, 37, Wauchula, and Rebecca Lee Rodriguez, 47, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Anthony Grider vs. Kristen Yeomans, judgment for tenant eviction. Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Thomas Garza, default judg ment. CACH LLC vs. Stacy Costas, judgment. Valencia Gardens Apartments vs. Irma Garduna, judgment of eviction vacated, stipulated agreement approved. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recently in county court: Donna Jean Granadero, pos session of marijuana, not prosecuted. Lee Shannon Harris, domes tic battery, not prosecuted. Jason Leon Enriquez, resist ing an officer without violence, five months in jail, $425 fines, costs and fees. Cynthia Carol Howell, tres passing in an occupied struc ture/conveyance, 90 days in jail, $575 fines, costs and fees. Ramiro Jimenez, possession of drug paraphernalia, 10 days in jai. $475 fines, costs and fees. Jesus Leon-Rodriguez, domestic battery, 14 days in jail, $777 fines, costs and fees. Juan Carlos Mendez, battery, not prosecuted. Melissa Denise Stringer, possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to felony court. Joe Roman Valdez, possession of drug paraphernalia, 90 days in jail, $425 fines, costs and fees. John Andrew Whidden, domestic battery, transferred to pretrial intervention program (PTI), return April 2; domestic assault, not prosecuted. Ciana Elmeus, domestic bat tery, transferred to PTI, return March 5; battery, not prose cuted. Ronald Edward Beck, trespass on structure/conveyance, transferred to PTI, return Feb. 26. Jason Alan Davidson, retail theft, transferred to PTI, return March 19. Sylvestre Sandoval Soto, domestic battery, transferred to PTI, return April 2. Florencia Avila, battery, transferred to PTI, return April 2. Kyle Schrank, trespass on school grounds, transferred to PTI, return April 3. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Ryan Moore and Kevin Moore vs. Gage Harbarugh and Wendy Stewart, petition for in junction for protection. Mary Griffin vs. Eddie White, petition for injunction for protection. First National Bank of Omaha vs. Joseph A. Brennick, damages contract indebted ness. Jessica Gonzales vs. Eloisa Alvarez, petition for injunction for protection. Jessica Gonzales vs. Mindy Lee, petition for injunction for protection. Olivia P. Blas and Jaime Blas, divorce. Jessica Lynn Adams and Teddy Ray Adams, divorce. Alma V. White and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Roy Gonzales, petition for child support. Cathy Diane Lazorko and DOR vs. Raymond L. Lazorko, petition for administrative child support order. Millie Johnson vs. Cleofas Juan Leyva, petition for injunction for protection. Gerald Spurgin, Richard O. Wiggins and Brittany Wiggins vs. State Farm Mutual Auto-mo bile Insurance Inc. and Darren Lite Townsend, damages auto negligence. Michael Harris vs. Aaron Leavins et al, petition to review inmate situation. Miranda L. Young and DOR vs. Michael Kevin Smith, peti tion for child support. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Teresa Michelle Bailey and James Earl Bailey, divorce. Wauchula State Bank vs. Alfred Warren and Pamela D. Poucher, judgment. State Department of Transportation vs. Roger and Kay M. Bowers et al, order of taking under eminent domain. Loretta Cephus vs. Jamey Vance et al, voluntary dismissal. Kristine Lee Datema and DOR vs. David Gene Savage, order. Neff Rental vs. Southland Grading and Paving Inc. and Justin L. Hayes, judgment. Kaytonya Perry vs. Gregory Perry, dismissal of injunction for protection. Megan Juarez vs. Ray Rivera, injunction for protection. Ashleigh Logan Harned Lovett and William Everett, order on child support contempt enforcement. Trenda Wiggins vs. Richard Coates, dismissal of injunction for protection. Robin Michelle Knarr and DOR vs. Daniel Roy Knarr, order on child support contempt. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of recently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adjudicated guilty unless noted oth erwise. When adjudication is withheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation. Sentences are pursuant to an investigative report by and the recommendation of the state probation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Oscar Cisneros, violation of probation (original charges two counts possession of metham phetamine and carrying a con cealed weapon), new probation five years, $360 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Calvin Lavon McLeod, sell ing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church/school/etc, possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church/school etc. with intent to sell, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of school/church etc. with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church/school etc. with intent to sell and possession of a structure for traffic/sale or manufacturing controlled substances, 11 years Florida State Prison with credit for 510 days served, $1,945 fines, costs and fees; trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in hy drocodone, trafficking in oxycodone, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted. James Christopher Brown, burglary of a dwelling while armed with a firearm and grand theft, eight years Florida State Prison with credit for 442 days served, $1,395 fines, costs and fees; grand theft of a firearm, not prosecuted. Jason Leon Rodriguez, violation of probation (original charges reckless driving and resisting an officer without vio lence), probation revoked, five months in jail with credit for 68 days served, $100 fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Tammy Jo Friel, two counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a daycare with intent to sell, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park and possession of a struc ture for trafficking/sale or man ufacture of controlled substances, 10 years Florida State Prison with credit for 270 days served, $1,275 fines, costs and fees; possession of methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone, four counts possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a daycare, two counts unlawful use of a two-way communication device, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park within intent to sell and possession of a place where controlled substances are illegally kept or sold, not prosecuted. Shane A. Mizrahi, use of a computer to seduce a child, two years Florida State Prison with credit for 86 days served, followed by probation 30 months, designated sexual offender, $950 fines, costs or fees. Debbie Faye Thompson, grand theft and uttering a forged instrument, 180 days in jail with credit for 105 days served, fol lowed by probation five years, $1,205 fines, costs and fees. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: James A. and Ima L. Petty to Steven L. and Robyn R. With ers, $58,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as trustee to Staton Inc., $47,400. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Frances M. Thomas Jr. et al, certificate of title to Wells Fargo Bank, $25,300. Bank of America vs. Heather Lane et al, certificate of title to Bank of America, $25,100. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Estate of Magdalene Glover Lackey et al, certificate of title to Wells Fargo Bank, $75,000. Schwartz Hardee Properties to DY/Stevens LLC, $30,300. Jeff J. and Jan F. McKibben to Felix C. Naranjo Sr., $135,000. First National Bank of Wauchula to Tyrone Roman and Sheila Roman, certificate of title to First National Bank, $26,200. Wauchula Real Estate Inc. to Tulsi Investments, $475,000. Leonora A. Melenday to Andres Gustatino Garcia-Hernan dez and Juana Salazar-Reyes, $50,000. Wauchula State Bank to Robert J. Sr. and Marilyn J. Cor bett, $16,600. Laren S. Chester to Dale Peery and Agnes Peery, $60,000. The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoverageTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C CITY OF WAUCHULA C OMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2nd Public Hearing Notice The City of Wauchula intends to apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Fiscal Year 2013 Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Revitalization Grant of up to $700,000. Unmet needs (alternates with low bids on the base work) may be considered with available funds including upgrading the water mains to 8 PVC in the same CDBG eligible area. The City of Wauchula will not cause displacement of any persons as a result of this project. A public hearing to allow for public comment on the application will be held at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 105, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM. A copy of the proposed application will be made available no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2014. All interested parties may view the proposed application during regular business hours at the City Administration Building, 126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873. For information concerning the public hearing or the proposed CDBG application contact Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Assistant City Manager, (863) 773-9193. The public hearing is being 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 meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting 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 this meeting should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting. Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the application. The City of Wauchula and DEO will make the disclosures available for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five years. 1.Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2.The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3.The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4.For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6.The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. All persons wishing to be heard please take notice and govern yourself accordingly. You are further advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision with respect to any mat ter considered at these proceedings, 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 proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 2:20c N OTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the following ordinance. ORDINANCE NO. 2013-05 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO PEOPLES GAS SYSTEM, A DIVISION OF TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, A NON-EX CLUSIVE NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT TO USE THE PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AND PRESCRIBING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH SAID FRANCHISE MAY BE EXERCISED; MAKING FINDINGS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVER ABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at Regular Commission Meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during regular work ing hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe cial accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Clerks Office at least 48 hours before the hearing by contacting (863) 735-0405 Fax (863) 735-1684 Attest: Amanda Gibson, Town Clerk Juan Otero, Mayor 2:20c I I n n a a J J i i f f f f y y I'm a Southern girl, so corn m uffins and cornbread are a big part of a complete meal around our house. I have a wonderful recipe for cornbread from "scratch" when I have time to make it, usually on weekends. On weekdays, I reach for my trusty blue box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. Jiffy mixes are produced by the Chelsea Milling Company, operated by a family whose roots in the flour milling business date back to the early 1800s. "We have been milling flour here in Chelsea for over 120 years," says company president Howdy S. Holmes. His grandmother, Mabel White Holmes, developed and introduced the company's first prepared baking-mix product, Jiffy Baking Mix, in the spring of 1930. It now offers a variety of Jiffy mixes from muffins, brown ies, cakes and frostings to pizza, pie crusts and their best-selling corn muffin mix. The company is built on a sim ple recipe offer customers the highest-quality ingredients at the best price possible. "I think our consumers appreciate what we do, and that's to offer value," says Holmes. Thanks to Chelsea Milling Company's success, Holmes says he's reluctant to mess with the business model. "Everyone's always in a hurry to change things," says Holmes. "If something works, recognize you shouldn't change it. You need to polish the system or the Kitchen Div a By Angela Medearis process from time to time, but if it works, leave it alone." Chelsea Milling Company is a complete manufacturer. The en tire operation is located in Chelsea, Mich., and its product is shipped out to all 50 states, as well as some foreign countries through the U.S. military. "Anytime you outsource something, there's a profit number that doesn't get calculated. So we make our own boxes; we store our own wheat; we mill our own flour; we do our own packaging; we do our own mixing; we do our own logistics," says Holmes. Thanks to its in-house manu facturing, Holmes says Chelsea Milling is able to save money and pass on those savings to the customer. The one area where Holmes isn't afraid to spend, however, is on his employees, who he says deserve to be paid well. "We expect a lot from our employees. We compensate them fairly, and we expect them to participate," says Holmes. "Life is not a spectator sport, so you need to get in the game." You can "get in the game" using this iconic corn muffin mix in this delicious recipe for South west Stew with Corn Dumplings. SOUTHWEST STEW WITH CORN DUMPLINGS Stew: 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, turkey or chicken 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 can (28 ounces) Rotel diced tomatoes with peppers (mild or hot) 1/2 can (15.2 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained; or 1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed, corn kernels Corn Dumplings: 1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 1/2 can (15.2 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained; or 1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 1. For the stew: Brown ground beef, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Drain off any excess fat. Stir in tomato paste and brown sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with green peppers, and the corn, and simmer for 10 minutes. 2. For the dumplings: Com bine muffin mix, corn, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in egg and milk, and mix until blended. Drop by table spoon on the bubbling stew. Cover and simmer 15-20 min utes. Makes 6 servings. (For more recipes, visit www.jiffymix.com) Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is "The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook." Her web site is www.divapro.com. To see how-to 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) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis m ade the following sage observation: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." one should never remove one's wedding ring. However, one superstition holds that doing so is perfectly acceptable -as long as the ring is being used to ward off a witch. about the fact that upon the death of British novelist, poet and essayist D.H. Lawrence, the author's body was cremated. What is unusual is that, at Lawrence's request, his ashes were mixed into the plaster used to build the D.H. Lawrence Ranch in Questa, N.M. if you live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Iowa, you might want to keep in mind your state's tax policy. If you're buying a pumpkin to carve into a jack-o'lantern, you'll need to pay tax on the gourd. Pumpkins used for food purposes, however, are subject to no such tax. who had spent their honeymoon in Malaysia encountered diffi culty on the return flight home. It seems that the groom felt the bride was taking too long in the airport restroom, so he boarded the flight back to Saudi Arabia before she did. When he allowed the plane to leave without her, she insisted on an immediate divorce. joyed a happy hour out with friends, you might want to consider the virtually unknown adjective "gambrinous," which means "to be content and happy due to a stomach full of beer." Thought for the Day: "My ad vice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher." Socrates (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver MID-WINTER WORKOUT STI LL GOING STRONG I'm actually working out on a daily basis this winter. Unlike prior winters, where I could always find an excuse to avoid going to the gym it's cold, it's snowing, it takes too long to get there and back I've finally figured out how to get around my own faulty reasoning. A few months ago I wrote about purchasing a small manual treadmill, hoping that this would finally do the trick for me. I've put the treadmill in the living room (it leans up next to the wall when not in use), along with a selection of hand weights on the end table next to the lamp. And it works. While it's not a full gym workout, it's still a bit of exercise. I can watch the television while I walk, and have even used the seniors walking work out CD while on the treadmill because the music is good. The small hand weights have been useful, but I'm ready to upgrade to slightly heavier ones. H int: Start with light weights, or you might get discouraged and not use them at all. The wrist and ankle weights have been used only a few times, as they can cause joint pain if put on the wrong place. For the wrist weights, it lessens the stress on joints if used farther up the arm, say halfway to the elbow. And ankle weights need a lot of padding underneath, but still won't stay in place if walking. They do work for seated leg raises, however. So, there's my mid-winter workout report. How are you doing with your workout resolu tions? They say that if you can keep something going for 21 days, it can become routine. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. S ENIOR N EWS L INE by Matilda Charles WINTER VEGETABLE SALAD H ere, winter's bounty makes a terrific salad. 3 cups small cauliflower flowerets 3 cups small broccoli flowerets 2 carrots, peeled, cut length wise into quarters, then crosswise into 1-inch pieces (1 1/4 cups) 6 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup classic French vinai grette 1. In 5-quart saucepot, heat 3 quarts water to boiling over high heat. Add cauliflower and cook until tender-crisp, about 4 min utes. With slotted spoon, transfer to large bowl. Add broccoli, car rots and green beans to saucepot a nd cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain, add to cauliflower. 2. Add dressing to vegetables and toss to coat. Cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend fla vors or up to 24 hours. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Makes 6 accompaniment serv ings. calories, 4g protein, 11g carbo hydrate, 13g total fat (2g satu rated), 0mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping

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8C The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE 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. CARL TON, 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 5THday of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28thday 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. 197.5121:30-2:20c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE 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.: 1209 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 02-36-25-0000-00930-0000 Description of Property: 5 AC (TRACT 9) COM NW COR OF SEC RUN S 00 DEG 40M 56S W 1485.17 FT N 84 DEG 35M 58S E 180 FT N 63 DEG 04M 37S E 128.72 FT N 43 DEG 08M 10S E 236.90 FT FOR POB N 22 DEG 27M 25S E 150 FT S 32 DEG 34M 23S E 923.96 FT S 07 DEG 05M 47S E 133.38 FT S 67 DEG 04M 425 W 227.73 FT S 59 DEG 55M 11S W 50.21 FT N 19 DEG 44M 25S W 941.55 FT TO POB 2 36S 25E 430P380 469P461 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: VINCENT J. HONC, AS TRUSTEE 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 19THday of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29thday 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.: 252013TD061XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5122:6-27c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE 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 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 5THday of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28thday 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. 197.5121:30-2:20c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK C/O BRIDGE TAX, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is sued 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.: 970 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 27-34-25-0730-00018-0010 Description of Property: S 20 FT OF LOT 9 & LOTS 10 & 11 BLK 18 R & S RE-SUB OF R & S ADD LOCATED IN SEC 26 TWN 34S RNG 25E 636P547 724P1094 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: ADNAUD LOUIS AND JOYCE RENEE LOUIS 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 19THday of March, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 30thday 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.: 252013TD063XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5122:6-27c Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Feb. 16, Jose Luis Mata, 48, of Griffin Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with disorderly intoxication. Feb. 16, LaCresha Denise Carlton, 20, of 635 S. Fifth Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel anad charged with fraud swindling an innkeeper and resisting arrest without violence. At the jail, Sgt. Mark McCoy detained her on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 16, Scott Colin Fields, 38, of 1842 Dishong Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas and charged with trespassing failure to leave property upon request. Feb. 16, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported. Feb. 15, a residential burglary on Mowatt Street was reported. Feb. 14, Ernesto DeSantiago, 29, of 4621 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on two counts of vi olation of probation. Feb. 14, Rafael Junior Juarez, 37, of 1060 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz on an out-ofcounty warrant. Feb. 14, Benjamin Marvion Myers, 63, of 3218 Hart Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Trp. William Roberts and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries. Feb. 14, Sergio Reyes Leon, 27, of 4502 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Martinez on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 14, thefts on Lily Church Road and on Mockingbird Road were reported. Feb. 13, Jenny Poblano, 28, of 818 Hudson St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 13, Valeria Cristina Gallegos, 25, of 1378 Lisa Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 13, a residential burglary on Ratliff Road and criminal mischief on Third Street East were reported. Feb. 12, Kristine George, 19, of 2951 Redbird Lane, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 12, David James Mendoza, 28, of 516 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Martinez and charged with larceny petit theft. Feb. 12, thefts at Wilbur C. King Boulevard, Merle Langford Road, U.D. 17 North and Snell Street were reported. Feb. 11, Vickie Ann Valdez, 33, of 411 Louisiana St., Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 11, Armando Hinojosa, 36, and Heather Marie Pavolini, 24, both of 979 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, were arrested, each on charges of violation of probation. Feb. 11, thefts on Makowski Road and on Lincoln Street were reported. Feb. 10, Jessica Eileen Oliveras, 37, of 10142 Granite Bay Dr., Orlando, was arrested by Dep. Kim Peiffer on a charge of contempt of court. Feb. 10, Greg Achord Spivey, 77, of 2346 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily hard. Feb. 10, a tag stolen on Pine Avenue, criminal mischief on Polk Road and a theft on Snell Street were reported. WAUCHULA Feb. 16, a theft on Diana Avenue was reported. Feb. 14, Quinton Carlton, 21, of 730 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. Feb. 11, a fight on Eason Drive was reported. BOWLING GREEN Feb. 12, a residential burglary on West Jones Street was re ported. Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com



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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 123 Sections, 28 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, February 20, 2014 S UBSCRIBE O NLINE A T T HE H ERALD A DVOCATE COM Tough Enough To Be Mr. HHS? . Story 5A Pay Wauchula Bills Online! . Story 3A Victim Restitution Not Paid Manley Sentencing Hearing Canceled FINRFilesAppeal Want To Quit Chew, Dip? State Offers Free Nicotine Patches, Gum WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 02/1280490.8302/1365430.0102/1467350.0002/1571400.00 02/1675350.00 02/1781410.00 02/1883460.00 TOTAL Rainfall to 02/18/2014 4.71 Same period last year 1.14 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....3ACourthouse Report.......4CCrime Blotter.................8CEntertainment...............7C Hardee Living................2BInformation Roundup...3AObituaries......................4APuzzles.....................8A,7CSchool Lunch Menus...3CSolunar Forecast..........8B PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The newly crowned 2014 Miss Hardee County, Rayna Parks. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The 2014 Junior Miss Hardee County, Taylor Bone. By CYNTHIA KRAHLOnrSentencing of a Wauchula businessman accused of stealingover a half-million dollars fromhis clients was canceled late lastweek after he failed to reimbursehis victims in time. Michael Douglas Manley, 54, a former accountant and Eco-nomic Development Council of ficer, had pleaded guilty to two of the 23 charges against him ina Dec. 20 plea hearing in HardeeCircuit Court. In that hearing, Circuit Judge John K. Stargel noted Manley’snegotiated plea agreement wascontingent upon reimburse ments to his victims for themissing money. He ordered Manley to pay nearly $600,000before his sentencing date. Stargel then set sentencing for Friday, Feb. 14, and said if Man ley did not repay the victims intime, the plea agreement wouldnot stand. Those payments never were made. Court records show that on Thursday, a day before the sen tencing hearing was to takeplace, Manley’s attorney, JamesR. “Rusty” Franklin, filed a mo tion to withdraw the plea agree ment. The State Attorney’s Office did not oppose that motion. Stargel granted the motion to withdraw the plea agreement,and set a new pre-trial hearingfor Tuesday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m. Chief Assistant State Attorney Brian Haas said this Tues day that the prosecutor in thecase, Assistant State AttorneyLori Winstead, was notified that the restitution had not beenmade. Therefore, Haas noted,the plea deal would be voided. Haas said Manley’s bond and its conditions remain un-changed with this latest develop ment. Manley’s Dec. 20 change of plea to “guilty” from “notguilty” was all part of extensive See VICTIM 3A By JOAN SEAMANOnrA $38 million lawsuit against Hardee County, which lastmonth had been dismissed, isnow being appealed. The 2013 lawsuit against the county by the Florida Institutefor Neurologic Rehabilitationwas dismissed by the HardeeCircuit Court on Jan. 27. FINRfiled an appeal last Wednesday,sending it to the Florida 2ndDistrict Court of Appeal for itsreview. FINR, a specialized care facil ity at 1962 Vandolah Road(about six miles west of Wauch-ula) for people who have suf fered traumatic brain injuriesfrom illness or accident, has al leged that allowing phosphatemining within 150 feet of itsproperty line is injurious to itsresidents. It says the dust, excessive noise, vibration and other as-pects of mining activities aredetrimental to patients with thecombination of disabilities theyare recuperating from. FINR alleges that the county’s reduction of the quarter-mile, or1,350-foot, setback granted themedical facility as part of its in clusion in a 2007 Rural Centerdesignation violated the expec tations when that setback wasgranted. In a 2012 resolution, the Hardee County Commissionchanged those setbacks to a min imum of 150 feet on FINR’swest and north property linesand 207 feet on the east propertyline. Summation FINR provides long-term care with medical, vocational, re training and behavioral healthcare for adults and children whowere injured in swimming,See FINR2A “Through With Chew Week” started this Sunday. The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco-Free Floridacampaign hopes to raise aware ness about the serious healthconsequences of smokeless to bacco products, like chew anddip. While smoking rates havedeclined, smokeless tobacco usehas remained steady amongFlorida’s youth over the past decade — a very troubling fact for health-care professionals. The state notes most smoke less tobacco users, especiallyteens, underestimate the seriousrisks, which include: —oral cancers—pancreatic cancer—esophageal cancer—heart disease—stroke—reproductive health issues—addiction The state offers free “quit” services that can double a to bacco user’s chances of quittingfor good. By calling the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-Can-Now, resi dents can receive free nicotinereplacement therapy, like thepatch or a combination of thepatch and nicotine gum. Flor-id ians are encouraged to visit to baccofreeflorida.com for moreinformation. By MARIA TRUJILLOOnrHigh-heeled shoes, flawless makeup and glamorous gowns. These three things are a sure sign that the 73rd annualHardee County Fair has begun and its pageants are in fullswing. Every year, the first pageant to take place is for Miss HardeeCounty. The stage at the Agri-Civic Center was decorated torepresent this year’s theme, “Outof this World.” On Saturday, junior Rayna Parks was chosen as 2014 MissHardee County. Then on Mon day, eighth-grader Taylor Bonewas crowned Junior Miss 2014. Two more pageants are scheduled this week. Lil’ Misswill be tomorrow (Friday) at7:30 and the Prince & PrincessPageant will be Saturday at 4p.m., both take place in the Agri-Civic Center. The Kindergarten Pageant took place on Sunday and TylerPace was crowned. More infor mation and pictures on this andother pageants can be found innext week’s issue.Miss Hardee County Before starting the Miss Hardee pageant, last year’s roy als were introduced as was the2014 Cattlemen’s Sweetheart,Emily Hughes. She is the daugh ter of Darin and Misty Hughes. Judging consisted of poise, personality, sense of humor andthe ability to carry on a conver sation during the interview por tion as well as their overallappearance during casual wear,sponsorship introduction and intheir evening gowns. Throughout the night Reyna Kirkland, Josh Faulk and RachelBurton, all students at HardeeSenior High, sang songs to en tertain the crowd. Before the announcement of the night’s winners, the 2013Miss Hardee County took herfinal walk. Arissa Camel, daugh ter of Shauntee Hines andJavohn Camel, is a senior atHHS. She was recently acceptedto Florida State University andwill pursue her education inbusiness and marketing thissummer. The 2014 Miss Hardee County is Rayna Lee Parks. Sheis the 16-year-old daughter ofChris and Donna Parks. Raynais a varsity cheerleader and ajunior varsity soccer player. Sheis a member of the NationalHonor Society, Alpha Zeta Pi,Lionettes, Future Farmers ofAmerica, Oak Grove BaptistChurch youth group, has been aScience fair participant for sev eral years and captain of thefirst-ever girls Pop Warner FlagFootball team. Rayna also serves as a life guard for the county during thesummer, is a Science, Tech-nol ogy, Engineering & Mathemat-ics scholar, was a regional andstate science fair finalist herfreshman and sophomore yearsand even attended the interna tional science fair her freshmanyear. Miss Hardee County was also a junior class Homecomingsweetheart candidate and has re mained in the top 10 in her classfor all three years of high school.Rayna is applying to the Univer sity of Florida, where she hopesto get her doctor of philosophyin microbiology and cell re search. In the future she wouldlike to one day write a novel andtravel the world. First Runner-up and Miss Photogenic is Emily GwenAiyana Albritton, 16, daughterof Jerry and Machele Albritton.She was awarded the “MostValuable Player” on the varsityvolleyball team, where she isalso captain. Emily plans tograduate in 2015 and then go tocollege through a volleyball scholarship. She would like tostudy graphic and interior de-sign or become a sign languageinterpreter for deaf children inthe court system. Second Runner-up and Miss Internet Photogenic is DanielleMarie Smith, 17, daughter ofDan and Linda Smith. She is anhonor-roll student and has re ceived the presidential awardand the citizenship award. Aftergraduating high school, Dani-elle plans to attend a universityand earn her degree in agricul tural business and return toHardee to use her degree to ben efit her family’s ranch. Third Runner-up is Milli Lynne Jones, 17, daughter ofSee COUNTY FAIR2A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMANSports Editor115 S. Seventh Ave.P.O. Box 338Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON Production Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-AdvocatePublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), “Postmaster,” send addresschanges to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: Schools – Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living – Thursday 5 p.m. General News – Monday 5 p.m. Ads – Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months – $21; 1 yr. – $39; 2 yrs. – $75 Florida 6 months – $25; 1 yr. – $46; 2 yrs. – $87 Out of State 6 months – $29; 1 yr. – $52; 2 yrs.– $100 LETTERS:The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public in terest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed andinclude a daytime phone number.SUBMISSIONS:Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should betyped, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subjectto editing. Kelly’s Column By Jim The first annual Lydia’s House Bike-A-Thon will be held Sat urday, March 15, at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. The 10-mile bikeride will begin at 10 a.m. The 10-person team which finishes thecourse and raises the most money will receive a 2-day, 2-night cruiseto the Bahamas. Sponsorship per rider is a minimum of $100. Unsponsored rid ers will pay a $25 registration fee. Sherry White of Sherry White Ministries said the goals of the bike-a-thon are to put central air-conditioning at Lydia’s House, lo cated at 406 E. Bay Street in Wauchula, and to pay off its $44,000mortgage. For more information cal 773-0523 or go by the office at313 W. Main St. in Wauchula. Donations are tax-deductible. Lydia’s House helps women at no charge and does not receive governmental funding, being Bible-based. There are seven womenthere, with room for 12. ——— The livestock auction begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the 73rd annual Hardee County Fair. The Rhett Walker Band will present a live concert Friday night at 7. The Little Miss Pageant will begin at 7:30. On Saturday will be a Mexican Band at 4 p.m., Prince and Princess Pageant at 4 p.m., and a Mexican Rodeo at 7 p.m. Parking proceeds are for Hardee High School Project Gradua tion. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Making up the 2014 Miss Hardee County Court are (from left) Catherine Jackson, Miss Congeniality; Milli Jones, third runner-up; Emily Albritton, first runner-up and Miss Photogenic; R ayna Parks, Miss Hardee County; Danielle Smith, second runner-up and Miss Internet Photogenic; and Dana Terrell, fourt h runner-up. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Making up the 2014 Junior Miss Hardee County Court are (from left) Brianna Waters, Miss Photogenic; Emily Patarini, fourth runner-up; Avery Bunch, second runner-up; Taylor Bone, Junior Miss and essay winner; Shelby Gibson, first runner-up, Miss Internet Photogenic and Miss Congeniality; and Brooke Shaw, third runner-up. FINRContinued From 1A vehicle and other accidents aswell as falls, strokes and otherbrain-injury events. On its nearly 900-acre prop erty are a 25-bed hospital, pedi atric center and rehabilitationtherapy for various physical,emotional and mental overlaysof unique patients from all overthe state, nation and world. FINR’s 2007 plans to increase the hospital to 200 bedsand add more residential cabins,a 200-room hotel, commercialdevelopment and multi-familyunits were delayed by worseningeconomic conditions nation wide. In 2012, the county granted CF Industries a reduction of theRural Center setback as part ofthe company’s application for aMajor Special Exception, to in clude 657 acres within the quar ter-mile setback previouslygranted under the Rural Centerdesignation. FINR filed suit against the county under the state Bert Har ris Act, which protects landown ers from government decisionswhich affect an individual’sproperty and its values. The Circuit Court ruled on Jan. 27 that the Harris Act, StateStatute 70.001, was not applica ble because FINR did not ownthe property for which a setbackreduction was granted. The courtsaid it would take the limited ap plication of the Harris Act andnot the more expansive adjacentproperty application FINR re quested. FINR contends the statute protects the person who ownsthe “real property at issue.” FINR says that means any property inordinately burdenedby governmental action has aBert Harris Act remedy. It saysan appraisal shows the value ofits property dropped from $41.9million to $3.9 million becauseof the county’s action, and itwants the county to reimburse itfor the $38.3 million loss ofvalue to its property. It says it can no longer pro ceed with plans to expand. CF said during its earlier hear ings on the Major Special Ex ception that it would voluntarilylimit mining to within 520 feetof CR 663 (Ona-Fort GreenRoad), to eliminate interferencewith planned industrial develop ment north of the VandolahPower Plant. FINR says that will not help the institute in its plans to pro vide a hotel and gas station exit ing on CR 663, or within itsproperty for the hospital expan sion and new residential facili ties. Robert and Sara Jones ofWauchula and Blue Kempfer ofMelbourne. She has remained inthe top five in her class and hascompeted and placed at theFlorida State Science & Engi neering Fair for the past fouryears. Milli hopes to graduatehigh school at the top of herclass and then go to the Univer sity of Florida and major inpremed. After obtaining herbachelor’s degree, she will pur sue a PhD in medical science. Fourth Runner-up is Dana Belle Terrell, 17, daughter ofDane and Charlotte Terrell. Shehas been on the Dean’s List atSouth Florida State Collegewhile being enrolled in Ad-vanced Placement classes atHHS. Dana plans to graduateMagna Cum Laude from HHSand then graduate from the Uni versity of Florida with her bach elor degree in audiology and aminor in sign language. She thenhopes to transfer to New YorkUniversity and earn her masterof audiology, then travel abroadto help hearing-impaired chil dren. Miss Congeniality is Cather ine Da’Nieva Jackson, 17,daughter of Brenda JoyceHendry. She is an honor studentand is enrolled in Dual Enroll ment classes at SFSC. After highschool, Catherine plans on at tending the Univer-sity of Cen tral Florida and get her degree inpolitical science. After that, shewould like to transfer to the Uni versity of Virginia Law in thehopes of one day becoming aprosecuting attorney with thestate of Florida. Other contestants were Makayla Danielle Chancey,daughter of Lee and ChrystaChancey; Allison Claire Farr,daughter of Scott and Julie Farr;Caryssa Lynn Johnson, daughterof Christopher and Cherie LynnJohnson; Elizabeth Geor-geanneParis, daughter of Michael Parisand Amy Carlton Paris; andMeagan Shivers, daughter ofJohn and Sandra Shivers.Junior Miss On Monday night, the Junior Miss Pageant took place at thecenter. There to cheer on thecontestants and to help crownthem were some of the winner’s from last year’s pageant, includ ing 2013 Miss Internet Photo genic Taylor Graham and MissPhotogenic and Miss Congenial ity Kendall Winter. Judging for this pageant is similar to that of Miss HardeeCounty. During the evening, thecrowd was treated to HHS stu dent Kristian Judah singing anddancers from Bailey’s DanceAcademy. Also helping the girlsthroughout the night during theformal-wear segment wereeighth graders Tanner Carltonand Mason Block. Before giving away this year’s crown Faith Hayes, 2013Junior Miss, took her final walk.She is the daughter of Kacey andJustin Hayes and is a ninth-grade student at HHS where sheis involved in many activities. The 2014 Junior Miss Hardee County and essay contest winneris Taylor Lynn Bone. She is thedaughter of Travis Bone of FortMeade and Cindy Whitney ofWauchula. Her essay had to con form to the Florida Comprehen sive Assess-ment Test writingrules. Taylor is captain of theHardee Junior High cheerlead ing squad, member of NationalHonor Society, PEARLS, FFAand First Baptist Church ofWauchula. She likes to dance at Bailey’s Dance Academy, spend timewith friends, go to the beach andplay the piano. After graduatingfrom HHS, Taylor plans to go tothe University of Florida and be come either a dentist or a pedia trician. First Runner-up, Miss Inter net Photogenic and Miss Conge niality is Shelby Lynn Gibson.She is the daughter of Tim andJaneen Gibson of Wauchula.After graduating from HHS sheplans to pursue a degree in busi ness from West-ern CarolinaUniversity. Second Runner-up is Avery Catherine Bunch. She is thedaughter of Adam and KeliBunch of Wauchula. Upon grad uating high school, Avery hopesto attend the University ofFlorida and cheer for the Gatorsand become a veterinarian. Third Runner-up is Brooke McKenzie Shaw. She is thedaughter of Sherri and JohnShaw of Wauchula. Her future plans include attending The Jul liard School of Performing Artsin New York City and pursuinga career as a professional chore ographer. Fourth Runner-up is Emily Elizabeth Patarini. She is thedaughter of Val and Karla Pata-rini of Wauchula. After graduat ing high school, Emily plans onattending nursing school and be coming a Registered Nurse. Miss Photogenic is Brianna Lee Waters. She is the daughterof Dustyn and Tammy Waters ofBowling Green. Brianna’s plansinclude graduating high schooland then attending college toearn her degree in elementaryeducation and also pursue herdream of becoming a model. Other contestants are Alyssa Katlyn Barber, daughter of Allenand Kim Barber; Brid-getteMcKenzie Conley, daughter ofGreg and Dana Conley; JulissaNicole Flores, daughter of Noeyand Jennifer Flores; JoleyBrooke Pleger, daughter ofJonathan Pleger and Kim-berly and Daniel Canary; Lili-annaPonce, daughter of Anna andEnrique Ponce; and HannahMichelle Revell, daughter ofMichael Revell and RachaelRevell. There are still a few days left for the fair to be in town.Tonight (Thursday) the livestockauction will begin at 7 p.m. To morrow (Friday) Rhett WalkerBand, All Things New will per form live in the arena and JulieBulloch and Amanda Masekwill be guest speakers. To pur chase tickets to the event go tohardeecountyfair.org. The Lil’ Miss Pageant will take place tomorrow in the Agri-Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Thereis also free admission from 9p.m. to 1 a.m. with the purchaseof a $20 armband. Saturday isthe final day for the fair. ThePrince & Princess Pagent willtake place at 4 p.m. in the Agri-Civic Center while a Mexicanband plays in the arena, also at4. A Jaripeo will then take placeat 7 p.m. in the arena. HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular evening session today (Thursday), beginning at 6 p.m. in Room102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. Themeeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hard eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of thecourthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at that link anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items discussedduring the meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topicsthat may be of public interest. Times are approximate except foradvertised public hearings. —Proclamation of 125th anniversary of Florida public health and Helene Conner Mancini as “Public Health Hero,” 6:05 p.m. —Presentation of proposed Bowling Green Community Rede velopment Agency, 6:15 p.m. —Request for bronze historic marker at courthouse and nomi nation as a National Historic Register candidate, 6:30 p.m. —Rejection of paving material bid, 6:45 p.m.—Award bid for Active Shooter Exercise under Emergency Management Department, 7 p.m. —Proposed commission security station plan, 7:15 p.m.—Reappointment of Callie Ward to Parks & Recreation Board.This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those whomay wish to plan to attend. On The Agenda COURTHOUSE REPORT The Courthouse Report last week inadvertently re peated several old en-tries.They were from 2012, not2014. All were propertytransfers which had oc-curred in 2012. They included transfers of property from FlorenceGobble to Ella Mae Wil-liams and Paul J. Bosard;Ramiro Ruelas and Jorge A.Garcia to Juan M. Godinez;Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Re sort to Michael W. andSherry L. Mailhot and AmyHallaran; and Paul E. DavisJr. to Ricarda Baus-tista-Hernandez. ——— At The Herald-Advocate, we want accuracy to be agiven, not just our goal. Ifyou believe we have printedan error in fact, please callto report it. We will reviewthe information, and if wefind it needs correction orclarification, we will do sohere. To make a report, call Managing Editor CynthiaKrahl at 773-3255. C ORRECTIONS & LARIFICATIONS Continued From 1A

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocateComputer friendly residents may now go online to pay their Wauchula utility bills. At the Feb. 10 meeting, Finance Department assistant Jes sica Turner updated the Wauchula City Commission on the utility billing services al ready in place and coming in the future. Turner said 55 people have signed up in the three weeks since online billing became available. There were 28 since the first of February, she said. There is a lot of cross training going on and payments can now be made at one of the two available desks in the lobby of the city administrative building at 126 S. Seventh Ave. They can also be mailed in, put in the drop box on the police parking lot south of the building or paid by automatic withdrawal from a bank account. To pay online, go to www.cityofwauchula.com, using Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit cards. That informa tion will be stored, so it doesnt have to be repeated each time. Each transaction costs $1.25 for the credit card processing. There will eventually be a phone payment access to the website. Sometime there may also be the ability to use debit cards. The online side allows free access to check account infor mation, payment history, and a lot more. It will also list garbage collection changes for holidays Eventually, the site will graph electricity and water use pay ments for the previous 12 months and graph consumption of them for two years. This will help people plan ahead and may at some time allow a resident to levelize payments for the year. Some people do this already but paying ahead in low use months and building a credit toward heavy usage months. It may also be able to tell a room-by-room usage around your home, which room uses the most air conditioning/heat, etc. Soon, people will be able to opt out of paper billings, if they so choose. Every utility cus tomer has a utility agreement and cannot block out calls from the city. This becomes important as the city transitions from hand deliv ery on late collection and cutoff notices. While the city wants to be cooperative with someone truly in need, there are 350 or more utility customers who are late making payments, get cutoff and want immediate restoration of utilities. As of March 1, two phone calls will be made. Recorded in both Spanish and English with recordings of the date and time of the calls, there will be one call about overdue payment and a final call advising of cutoff. There will be no excuse for any one to get utiiities cut off. People have nearly a full month to pay their bills and the bills are for the previous months service. Commissioner Ken Lambert agreed and noted that there can sometimes be an extreme hard ship but the commission would rely on staff to handle those graciously. There is a difference in habitual offenders, he said. Wauchula Bills Now On Line Dear Residents of Hardee County: I am a Hardee County resi dent. I have grandkids and greatgrandkids here. It is because of my concern for them that I find myself writing this letter. I have great-grandkids in the Hardee County school system. I am in disbelief that the Board of County Commissioners would vote to approve to change the zoning ordinance next to the School Board of Hardee County property that includes Hilltop Elementary and Hardee Junior High School. The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority owns acreage next to the school that is currently an orange grove. Officials want to remove the trees and create an Industrial Park. With the proposed zoning change the following industries could potentially be next to the school chemical plants, slaughter houses, incinerators, fertilizer manufacturing, explo sives plants, waste processors, refineries and many other dan gerous businesses. The current zoning does not allow these type of companies. The Commerce Park that al ready exists near the school does not allow these types of companies. Why would anyone ap prove the potential threat of chemical spills, noxious gas clouds, fertilizer plant explo sions, and carcinogen contami nations so close to a school? Citizens need to speak up. De mand this land only be used for commercial and light manufac turing (just like the Com-merce Park). Once rezoned, property rights are granted that cannot be taken away easily. Call your commissioners and come to the meeting on Thursday, Feb.6 at 8:30 am at 412 W. Orange St. Room 103. It is your opportunity to voice your con cerns. Sincerely, Virginia Brown Wauchula Editors Note: The proposed zoning change by the Industrial Development Authority for the Hardee County Commerce Park expansion does not allow a potentially hazardous business to locate there. Any dangerous or incompatible use with the sur rounding properties must go before the Planning and Zoning Board and the County Commission and be granted a Major Special Exception before being permitted to locate in the park. The current park and the pro posed expansion are both zoned as Commercial/Industrial Business Center and the rules gov erning what can and cannot be located there are the same for both. Letter To The Editor Proposed IndustrialPark Too Close To Two Schools This week, Im turning the column over to Firefighter/Paramedic James Simpson, who is also the president of Local Union 3471 Hardee County Fire-Rescue. When you hear the word union, what comes to mind? Why does the word incite such mixed or negative feelings? Media, politi cians and lawyers have spun them into something they really are not. Did you know that unions have been around since the birth of our great country? That's right, many years ago our forefathers im migrated to this country in hopes for a brighter future for their fam ilies. The harsh reality they were met with was far different. The truth was that many of the jobs available had very meager wages, miserable working conditions, no benefits, very long work days, and no compensation for overtime. Now imagine your wife and/or children having to work in these same conditions. It wasn't long before people spoke up and wanted more rights. Hence, the birth of American labor unions. Early labor unions were formed and typically dissolved once work conditions were improved. Over time, labor unions were needed again and again to improve conditions and wages so they re mained in place permanently. In order for the overall work conditions and wages to improve, the employer and the labor union would meet to bargain, or negotiate, over work conditions. Both sides would come together and agree on items of concern. So, just like a marriage union between two people, its very much a give-and-take situation. Today, most aspects in the work environment are incorporated into contracts for bargaining and negotiating, which means the union agreement is also placed into a contract. A union contract is a lengthy document that incorporates this agreement between the employer and labor union. Are you thinking why would this be? Remember the give-and-take situation? In the future both sides can meet and bargain again if they feel that changes are needed in the contract. Before meeting at the big table for negotiations both sides have to prepare. Preparing can mean countless hours researching factual information to present at the meeting in hopes of gaining common knowledge and understanding between both sides. Researching can mean hours staring at a computer screen or even making phone calls. The facts are brought to each other at the table for discussion and possibly ratification of a contract. However, it may lead to more fact-finding and more meetings between both sides. One detail both sides should remember: This all should not be for the benefit of one side or the other, but for both of them just like an agreement in a marriage. So the next time you are watching TV or reading the newspaper and see that the local union wants this or that, think about the process, the marriage between the county and firefighters, and that usually there is always giving on both sides to reach a mutual agree ment so both sides can take back whats most important to them just like our forefathers did years ago at the beginning of this great nation. The FiresideBy James StillwagonHardee County Fire-Rescue Chief INFORMATIONRoundup Church Offers Food BankNew Zion Baptist church, 202 Sidney Roberts Road, Ona, will be hosting food bank on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. or as long as supplies last. This is open to residents of New Zion, Ona, Lily and Limestone communities.Affordable Care ExplainedLicensed representative Angela Hendry will be avail able at the Hardee County Library, Courthouse Annex II, 315 N. Sixth Ave. (intersec tion of U .S. 17 and Oak St.), Wauchula, next Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. She is a certified Marketwer questions of set appoint ment for enrollment in the Affordable Healthcare pro gram. For more information, e-mail her at angela.hendry @hrhn.org. or call 863-4526530, Ext. 303.Relay For Life Raises FundsThe Heartland Pharmacy Relay For Life team is using vouchers for the Wauchula Pizza Hut. Every Monday and Wednesday for four weeks if a person uses the word Relay to order inhouse, take out, or oneline, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Heartland team.Men Begin Softball SeasonThere will be a planning meeting on Monday evening for the Mens Church Softball League. Coaches, players and oth ers can come to the Softball Complex off Altman Road just north of the high school at 6:30 p.m. For more informa tion, call Carl Coleman at 781-1964. Senior Boys Deadline TuesdayAll senior boys who want to participate in the Mr. HHS contest have until 8 a.m. Tuesday to do so. Applications can be obtained in the front office or library. The contest includes shooting and cross-fit chal lenges on March 15 and an evening program on March 29. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation.Healing Class Held ThursdaysAn adults-only class on inner healing is being held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at 770 Alton Carlton Road, Wauchula. Books are $10. For more information, call Sherry White at 773-0523. VICTIMContinued From 1A negotiations between Franklin and Winstead. Ultimately, Manley agreed to plead to charges of grand theft of $100,000 or more and of $20,000 or more. In exchange for that plea, the state agreed not to prosecute 21 other counts and to recommend a prison sentence of five years. Manley could have faced a max imum penalty of 60 years in prison. Manley was ordered to pay $380,762.96 to Evelyn Bailey; $118,988.42 to the Underwood Trust; $59,494.21 to Ester Albritton; and $35,696.53 to the Arthur Womack Family Trust. Added to that was a $39,195 reimbursement to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for its investigative ex penses. Those payments were to be made as part of the plea agree ment and before his sentencing date. Stargel cautioned Manley on Dec. 20 that if full restitution was not made in time, he could face up to 60 years in prison. COMMUNITYCalendar THURSDAY, FEB. 20 Hardee County Health Department, Open House 115 K.D. Revell Road (off U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, 24:30 p.m. Hardee County Commission, regular evening meeting, Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 6 p.m.THURSDAY, FEB. 2 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting, Board Room, 230 S. Florida Ave.,Wauchula, 5 p.m. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Governing Board Recreation Ad Hoc Committee: Evaluate how SWFWMD is using public lands for recreation. All or part of this meeting may be conducted by means of communications media technology in order to permit maximum participation of Committee members. DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 5, 2014; 9:30 a.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL 33637 Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMD's Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 7967211, ext. 4703 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator @swfwmd.state.fl.us A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Water-Mat ters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. For more information, you may contact: carmen.sanders@watermatters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211,x4477 (Ad Order EXE307) 2:20c Class of 2014 PresentsMr HHS 2014Come Cheer On Your Favorite Guy9 am Shooting Challenge Hosted by Hardee County Sheriffs Department at the shooting range on Airport Road 2 pm Cross-Fit-Challenge at Wildcat Stadium Hosted by Battleheart Fitness(These scores wll be factored into the total score) The Crowning of Mr HHS 2014Come out and see these young men compete in: Any Senior Boy May Enter before February 25Contact Andrea Dunlap @ 735-1314 ext. 204 or mr.hhs.2014@gmail.comAll Proceeds Benefit the Senior Class 2:20c Pet Care Center CHECK OUT OUR PET VET VACCINATION PRICESDog & Cat Packs Start At $ $4 45 5(with Heartworm Test $ $5 55 5) )Kitten & Puppy Packs $ $3 36 6Save Money On Your Favorite Heartworm And Flea Products Such As: Revolution, Heartguard, Comfortis & FrontlineWe Accept All Major Credit Cards 2:20c The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com It pays to advertise 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

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4A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 Obituaries INA CLAIRE BURNS Ina Claire Burns, 84, died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Lake land. Born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Fort Meade, she has been a longtimeresident of Lakeland. She at tended First Baptist Church ofLakeland, enjoyed playing thepiano, singing and working inher flower garden. She is preceded in death by her parents, John D. and VioletAcree Walker. Survivors include her two daughters, Rise Murawski ofAkron, Ohio and Nancy Sutterof McKinney, Texas; and onegrandson, Michael Murawski. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at2 p.m. at Watson Cemetery, FortMeade Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. In Memory JEFFERY CARLTON LOTT Jeffery Carlton Lott, age 72, of Wauchula, passed awaySunday, Feb. 16, 2014, atHardee Manor. He was bornJune 29, 1941, in Bartow. Jeffery was preceded in death by his parents, RalphLott and Eloise Whitehurst. He is survived by his halfbrother, Jess Driskell of Wau-chula. Services were Graveside at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19,2014, in Wauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory HAZEL L. NICHOLSON Hazel L. Nicholson, 77, passed away at her home onSaturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Mrs. Nicholson was born in Nocatee on Dec. 17, 1936,and moved to Bowling Greenfrom Fort Myers 55 yearsago. She was the owner andoperator of Hazel's Flowersand Gift Shop in BowlingGreen for over 40 years. Mrs.Nicholson attended NorthFort Myers High School andwas of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Nich-olson and three brothers,Solon Hingson, Earl Hingsonand Elbert Hingson. Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her son, Rickey N. Nichol son and wife Adelina ofBowling Green; one daughter,Tammy N. Pearson and hus band Conrad of BowlingGreen; three brothers, EugeneHingson of Moorehaven,Wilburn Hing-son andWilliam Hingson, both ofNorth Fort Myers; one sister,Margaret Raul-erson of NorthFort Myers; four grandchil dren, Genise Altman, NicoleCrews, Holly Pridgen andKaitlin Pridgen; and six great-grandchildren, Lucas Altman,Mikey Crews, Colton Crews,Presley Gil-liard, A.J.Naronjo and Jasper Altman. Visitation was between 1 and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18,2014, at Hancock FuneralHome, 945 E. Broadway, FortMeade. Funeral Services fol lowed in the funeral homechapel with Pastor WillieGilliard officiating. Inter-ment immediately followed inBowling Green Cemetery.Condolences may be sent tothe family at hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home Fort Meade Affordable Funerals, Cremation & Head Stones Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services )#,780??:%?F),@.3@7,7:=4/, (863) 773-6400 www.PongerKaysGrady.com We offer a wide variety of Cemetery Monuments, Headstones, and Grave Markers. We also offer Headstone Cleaning and Leveling. Locally Owned and Operated by Licensed Funeral Directors Allyson Ponger Karnes, LFD / Owner / FDIC Edward R. Ponger, LFD / Owner Floyd O. Rice, Jr., LFD Delmos L. Newsome, LFD Christi A. Gill, LFD 2:13-27c 2:20c 2:13,20p PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Dorothy Moss loves her 9-week-old puppy named Littl e Ronnie, a chihuahua. She uses a motorized chair to getaround and loves living at Chatham Pointe in Wauchula.“I used to cook Wednesday night dinners at First BaptistChurch of Wauchula. There were four of us ladies whocooked there. Chatham Pointe is a very nice place to live.We are like a big family. Mitch really looks out for us.”Chatham Pointe is located north of Stenstrom Roadacross from the Wauchula Cemetery. PUPPY LOVE Funeral Notice JAMES “JIM” OWEN YOUMANS James “Jim” Owen Youmans, 70, of Wauchula, died on, Tues day, Feb. 18, 2014. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 3p.m. at First Baptist Church ofWauchula, 1570 W. Main St.,Wauchula, where funeral serv ices will be held at 3 p.m. Words To Live By A Daily ThoughtTHURSDAY The human heart is most de ceitful and desperatelywicked. Who really knowshow bad it is! But I know! I,the Lord, search all heartsand examine secret motive. Igive to all people their duerewards, according to whattheir actions deserve.JnrF F R R I I D D A A Y Y Why do you look at thespeck of sawdust in yourbrother’s eye and fail to no tice the plank in your own?… You fraud! Take the plankout of your eye first and thenyou can see clearly enoughto remove your brother’sspeck of dust.MMS S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y Trust God from the bottom ofy !" y #$%out everything on your own.Listen for God’s voice ineverything you do, every -w y % &"' (!who will keep you on track.P)*+n,MS S U U N N D D A A Y Y But each of you must bequick to listen, slow to speak,and slow to be angry. … Aman may think he is religiousbut if he has no control overhis tongue, he is deceiving$ h #that man’s religion is futile.J+* ,r / 0 0 O O N N D D A A Y Y You must not spread falsestories against other people,and you must not do any thing that would put yourneighbor’s life (reputation) indanger. … You must not hateyour fellow citizen in yourheart.)L1+, r23T T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y Therefore, since we havebeen justified (made rightwith God) through faith, wehave peace with God throughour Lord Jesus Christ.RP4+r53W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 7 $' w --8 9 ' s !' & h d : # ; & w$ --listen to me and answer me. Ic -&$ hd < = # Lord in awe and do not sin%$!' &$ hd +>?n? / All verses are excerpted fromT@A BCDF GHIDAK NOQSV OHWX Q YZ A [ SA \[ HCW ] N ^_ V T@A ^ A [[Y XA ] N`aSV `Ab aAWe tf\ F SA \[ HCW ] N` GV `Ab WX-DH [ @ GHIDA ] N`lSV `Ab lW t A \ W Yt HCW Y D SA \[ HCW ] N` g TVNew Living Translation (RSV)iAjH [ Ak m tY Wk Y\ k SA \[ HCW ] N n^_ V n @HDDH o[ ^ CkA \ W WXe DH [ @ ] Y Wk NT g GV T@A g HjHWXBible. T T H H O O M M A A S S E E . H H A A R R R R E E L L L L Thomas E. Harrell, 72, of Zolfo Springs, passed awaySaturday, Feb. 15, 2014, athome, Born on Nov. 6, 1941, in Rochelle, Ga., he came toZolfo Springs from Brad-enton in 2003. Thomas wassuperintendent for The StellarGroup of Jacksonville and wasa member of Oak Grove Bap tist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, R. J. Harrelland sister, Nell Gilford. Survivors include his wife, Janice Harrell of ZolfoSprings; three sons, MichaelHarrell (Kim) of Bradenton,Bruce Harrell (Susan) of Balmand Randy Harrell of Balm;one daughter, Jamie Howell(Lance) of Myakka; onebrother, Wayne Harrell ofBradenton; three sisters,Willie Berry of Palmetto,Elaine Burchett of Cary, N.C.and Eula Busby (Tex) of Ark.;five grandsons, three grand daughters and two great-grandsons. Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, from 5 to 7p.m. at Robarts GardenChapel. Funeral Services wereWednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30a.m. at Oak Grove BaptistChurch with the Rev. JimDavis and the Rev. GaryByram officiating. Intermentfollowed at New Zion Cem-etery.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory In Memory DONALD LEE BUTLER SR. Donald Lee Butler Sr., 74, ofRydal, Ga., passed away Tues day, Feb. 11, 2014, at hishome. Donald was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Arcadia, DeSotoCounty. He moved to Wau-chula at age 18, where heworked at NAPA Auto Partsfor 27 years and then boughthis own garage. Donald wason the Hardee County SchoolBoard for more than fouryears and served in the ArmyNationalGuard forsix years.Donald wasalso a mem ber ofWaleska First Baptist Churchin Waleska, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Myr-tie Butler; a brother, RichardButler; and a step-daughter,Janda Sanchez. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jo (Daugherty)Butler; a daughter, EzettaBentham (Stuart) of Golds-boro, N.C.; two sons, DonaldLee Butler Jr., (Christy) ofChuluota and Rance Butler ofRydal, Ga.; one son-in-law,Max Sanchez; 10 grandchil dren, Lauren Landeg ofCardiff, South Wales, NatalieBahr (Mike) of Hudson,Danny Summers of Wauchula,Fran-cesca Sanchez of Or lando, Dakota-Jo Sanchez ofSara-sota, Curtis Bentham ofSalt Lake City, Utah, MeganBentham of Fay-etteville,N.C., Ashley Bent-ham ofColorado, and Dalton Butlerand Riley Butler, both of Chu luota; four great-grandchil dren; and six sisters, VirginiaGoodson of Labelle, MarjorieHarrison (Jimmie) ofWauchula, Joyce Pettis (Jack)of Plant City, EugeniaHawkins of Greens-ville, S.C.,Nancy Young (Danny) of San ford and Sandra Shanahan(Dave) of Del Rio, Tenn. Private Graveside Services were held at Oakhill Cem-etery in Cartersville, Ga. Me morial Services took place atWaleska First Baptist Churchon Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the fam ily asks donations be made tothe American Cancer Societyor the hospice of your choice. Sosebee Funeral Home Canton, Ga In Memory JOANNE TAYLOR Joanne Taylor, 77, passed peacefully on Friday, Feb. 14,2014, at Tidewell Care Centerin Lakewood Ranch. She wasborn in 1936 in Seville, Ohio.Joanne and husband, Charles,moved to Holmes Beach in1965 and owned IslandRental Service for 21 years.Once retired, Joanne andCharles traveled throughoutthe United States until hisdeath in 1998. Joanne, having relocated to Zolfo Springs, met Thom-asMuir and over the 15 yearsthey were together enjoyedtraveling many places aroundthe USA, the Caribbean andover 22 countries around theworld. Joanne loved to read, quilt and especially make handi work items for her grandchil dren and great-grandchildren. Joanne is survived by her significant other, ThomasMuir of Zolfo Springs; hertwo daughters, Tina (Taylor)Wood and Linda Taylor; threegrandchildren, Danielle(Wood) McRoberts, Chris-to pher Wood and Charlie TaylorGianiotes; two great-grand children, Aaden andAnnabelle, all of Bradenton;and her two brothers, GaleNorton and Clair Norton Jr. In accordance with Joanne’s wishes, there will be noservices and her ashes will bescattered in the mountains ofNorth Carolina where she andTom shared their summers. Inher memory, donations can bemade to Tide-well Hospice,Sarasota. Manasota Memorial Park & Funeral Home Bradenton

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A The Florida Department of Health in Hardee County is cel ebrating 125 years of publichealth during 2014 with educa tional and commemorativeevents. The local celebration begins today (Thursday) with an openhouse from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at theHardee County Health Depart ment, 115 K.D. Revell Road, offU.S. 17 North in Wauchula. The public is welcome.Historical displays of public health in Hardee County will beavailable along with guidedwalks on the fitness trail to en courage physical activity. Local public health hero Helene Con ner Mancini, the first HealthUnit nurse in 1947, will be hon ored at the open house. Later, the Hardee County Commission will read a procla mation at its evening meetingrecognizing 125 years of publichealth in this community. The state Legislature created the State Board of Health onFeb. 20, 1889, in response to ayellow fever epidemic in Jack sonville. Dr. Joseph Yates Porterfrom Key West became the firstpublic health officer. Yellowfever in Florida was eradicatedin 1905. “Florida’s dramatic growth was made possible through pub lic health efforts that controlleddisease and improved environ mental health,” said Dr. JohnArmstrong, state surgeon gen eral and secretary of health. “Just as Dr. Porter and col leagues saved Floridians fromyellow fever over a century ago,we are committed to solving thetop public health threat toFlorida families now: weightchallenge,” he added. The year-long celebration of 125 years of Florida PublicHealth was launched in KeyWest on Feb. 3, where Arm strong joined Porter’s great-great granddaughter in a cere monial wreath laying at Porter’sgravesite. Throughout 2014, the depart ment will offer educational andhealth information opportuni ties. The department invites Florida’s residents and visitorsto join in recognizing 125 yearsof protecting, promoting and im proving the health of all peoplein Florida through integratedstate, county and community ef forts. Health Dept. Open House Today In Other Action The Hardee County Commissionalso approved the followingitems during its two-hour meet ing on Feb. 6. All members werepresent. J06A44<4=CF8C7BC0C44 partment of Transportation fordesign, construction and inspec tion during resurfacing of WestMain Street, Wauchula, fromOhio Avenue to U.S. 17. The$750,000 project will include ad dressing drainage concerns in thebusiness district and, hopefully,reduce stormwater overflow toOrange Street. The drainage re pairs will belong to the city whencompleted. J74;30?D1;82740A8=6>= adding 3.98 acres to the 16,006-acre CF Hardee Phosphate Com plex. Of that, 3.2 acres of uplandwill be mined and .78-acreforested upland will be added tothe Horse Creek floodplain andnot be disturbed. J0??>8=C43!0<4B!4A=860= Shujwana Lamy and Alan Langto the newly formed Citizen Ad visory Task Force. J38B2DBB430C;4=6C7C742>< mission’s 24-page 2014 Rules ofProcedure, which are available atthe county’s website, www.hard eecounty.net. J0DC7>A8I43<8=>ABD138E8 sion of 13.0 acres of a 48.0-acreparent parcel. The minor subdi vision meets road frontage andother requirements. J0??A>E43DB4>55>A a crisis stabilization unit and$18,052.68 for Special Weaponsand Tactics (SWAT) equipment.The monies come from the LawEnforcement Trust Fund fromconfiscated monies. J0??A>E430270=648=C74 2011 write-off of EmergencyMedical Services. Instead of$282,680.20 as previously ap proved, it is $220,685.29, a de crease of $61,991.94. J0??A>E4338B?>B0;>52>D=CH assets, servers and computerseach nearly 15 years old and nolonger useable. J0??A>E430<4=343<4A gency Management agreementadding $27,000 allotted by thestate for training, supplies, andworkshop exercises. It brings thetotal state funding to $44,750. J;40A=43><<8BB8>=4A)D4 Birge is now chairperson of theHeartland Crimestoppers. Shereported people in Polk andHighlands counties are using thetip-line and receiving its awardsmore than residents of HardeeCounty. J740A3><<8BB8>=4AA03H Johnson report on the pendingbroadband lawsuit in which he isinvolved. He apologized to the14 other counties involved in thebroadband group which is beingsued and said the lawsuit is beingpaid by that group’s attorney andhis own two attorneys. “We willget to the bottom of this and itwill all come out in the court room,” he said. “The HardeeCounty taxpayers are not footingthe bill for this,” he emphasized.They only paid the first $1,800and none since, he explained. J38B2DBB43?A>243DA45>AC74 evening’s joint meeting with thePlanning & Zoning Board for theMosaic annual review. DonaldChancey of the P& Z Board saidthat board doesn’t want to holdto the three-minute limit forcomments and felt since miningaffects all members of the com munity, anyone should be al lowed to speak as long asnecessary to make their point, aslong as they kept to the topic athand.The next County Commissionmeeting will be the evening meet ing on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and willalso be in Commission Cham bers, Room 102, CourthouseAnnex I, 412 W. Orange St.,Wauchula. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate All Hardee High senior young men have until Tuesday to signup for a new contest serving as05D=3A08B4A5>A'A>942CA03D0 tion. Eight fellows have already en listed, but more are welcome. This competition, in its first year, will include several eventsbefore the final scores are talliedand Mr. HHS is named. There are two events on March 15, a 9 a.m. shootingchallenge at the Sheriff’s OfficeShooting Range and a 2 p.m.cross-fit challenge at WildcatStadium. On March 29, there is an evening event. Each gentlemanwill highlight his personality,appearance, academic and ex tracurricular accomplishments,personal interests and futureplans during sequences in casualwear, a speech in related cloth ing, and professional wear. Speech-appropriate clothing could be camouflage for hunt ing, gym clothes for weightlift ing, cowboy gear for rodeos, etc.The speech can be serious or hu morous. The winning Mr. HHS will re ceive a crown, gift card andscholarship. There will be first through fourth runners-up. There alsowill be an online Mr. Photo-genic and a judges’ choice ofMr. Photogenic and Mr. Con-ge niality. A People’s Choice Award will be based on money raised intheir bags at the back of theroom during the evening event.Top competitors in the shootingand cross-fit challenges will beawarded as well. Parents, friends and others are encouraged to support these new'A>942CA03D0C8>=70??4=8=6BOne way is to place an adver tisement in the Mr. HHSevening progam. Ads are $25,$50 or $100, depending on the size. Ads must be placed byMarch 11. For information, contact Andrea Dunlap at 735-1314, ex-tension 204, or atmr.hhs.-2014@gmail.com. People can also purchase a video of the evening event for$25. Admission for the eveningwill be $5, with seating on afirst-come, first-seated basis.There is a $5 charge to attendboth events on March 15. A portion of each purchase will go to provide an alcohol-and drug-free, fun night forHardee Senior High School’sgraduating Class of 2014. Enter Contest To Become ‘Mr. HHS’ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NO: 14-CP-03 IN RE: ESTATE OFHORACE VERNON ALLRED, Deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of HORACE VERNON ALLRED, deceased, File Number 14-CP-03, is pending in the Circuit Court forHardee County, Florida, ProbateDivision, the address of which is417 West Main Street, Wauchula,Florida 33873. The names and ad dresses of the personal represen tative and the personalrepresentative’s attorney are setforth below.ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARENOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objectionsthat challenge the validity of thewill, the qualifications of the per sonal representative, venue, or ju risdiction of this Court arerequired to file their objectionswith this Court WITHIN THELATER OF THREE MONTHSAFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICEOR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THEDATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claimsor demands against decedent’sestate on whom a copy of this no tice is served within three monthsafter the date of the first publica tion of this notice must file theirclaims with this Court WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHSAFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICEOR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THEDATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and persons having claims ordemands against the decedent’sestate must file their claims withthis Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILEDWILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 20, 2014.Personal Representative:Fleeta Wheeler1905 West Immokalee DriveImmokalee, Florida 34142Attorney for PersonalRepresentative:Kenneth K. Thompson, Esquire1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936(239) 369-5664 phone(239) 369-8763 faxFLA. BAR NO. 344044E-Mail: Ken@KenThompson-Law-Office.com 2:20,27c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2007-CA-000559 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs.Francis A. Whaley; Jennifer L.Whaley; John Doe and Jane Doe Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to a Summary Final Judg ment of Foreclosure datedNovember 6, 2013, entered inCase No. 25-2007-CA-000559 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Ju dicial Circuit, in and for HardeeCounty, Florida, wherein Bank ofAmerica, N.A. is the Plaintiff andFrancis A. Whaley; Jennifer L.Whaley; John Doe and Jane Doeare the Defendants, that I will sellto the highest and best bidder forcash at, the 2nd floor hallway. out side Room 202, 417 West MainStreet, Wauchula, FL 33873, be ginning at 11:00 AM on the 5 dayof March, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth insaid Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NWCORNER OF SOUTH 18ACRES OF WEST 1/2 OFNE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SEC TION 8, TOWNSHIP 33SOUTH, RANGE 25 EASTAND RUN TO THE EASTLINE OF PAVED ROADFOR A POINT OF BEGIN NING; THENCE RUN EAST,208.75 FEET; THENCESOUTH 208.75 FEET:THENCE WEST 208.75 TOTHE EAST LINE OF SAIDROAD; THENCE NORTHTO THE POINT OF BEGIN NIG, ALL LYING ANDBEING IN SECTION 8,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 17 day of February, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of said Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who needs assistance in orderto participate in a program or serv ice of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office ofthe Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (FloridaRelay Service), as much in ad vance of your court appearance orvisit to the courthouse as possi ble. Please be prepared to explainyour functional limitations andsuggest an auxiliary aid or servicethat you believe will enable you toeffectively participate in the courtprogram or service. 2:20,27c _______________________________ OBITUARY POLICY The Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the information whichmay be included in a free obituary are available at local fu neral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional information and remembrances. All obituaries, however, must be submitted by a funeral home. No personal submissions will be accepted. Dear Editor: I have some good news here at Hernando Correctional Insti tution. My best friend Claudia Man cillas has just found out this lastF44:B7470B?0BB4374A She has only been in school for one year here. She came with0'>50;8CC;4>E4Ar0=3managed to get a 2750 on herscores. She quit school in theninth year. She turned 32 on Jan. 28 and graduated on Jan. 31. Not only has Claudia man aged to get her diploma she hasbecome one of the most support ive people I know. She remindsme not to ever give up on adream. I need to let you understand one thing about our friendship.Before she came here last yearwe were enemies. The first timeshe came to prison was my fault,and I regret it. The day Claudia came here, I walked up to her and said Clau dia, “Please forgive me and I’msorry — I am not that same per son.” And she said, “I forgiveyou. Don’t ever do it again!” She forgave me, and in return she has allowed me to forgivemyself. She always greets meF8C70B<8;4)74;>E4B>30=3her family. She is an amazingperson. I do not think she will ever re turn to prison. Her soul is270=6430=3B74C70=:B>3everyday for that change. It ra diates through her everyday ac tions. She doesn’t preach changeto no one. She shows it throughher everyday actions. She does not even understand how much of a role model she isto me and everyone else. Shehas shown me unconditionalfriendship, and I know I havethat from her for life. I just wanted to let Hardee County know the accomplish ments she has made. ClaudiaMancillas is a Hardee Countyresident for her whole life of 32years. Thank you,Vicki AdcoxHernando Correctional InstitutionBrooksville Letter To The Editor Hardee Native Earns G.E.D.At Hernando Correctional In Other Action The Hardee County SchoolBoard approved the followingitems during its 18-minute meet ing last Thursday. Board mem ber Mildred Smith was absent.The items were: JA4=4F8=6<4<14AB78?8= the Florida School Boards Asso ciation, at a cost of $10,760. Chairman Thomas Trevino said what the board members areable to bring back to HardeeCounty, thanks to all of the train ing they receive from FSBA, isvery valuable. J0;40B406A44<4=CF8C7C74 Hardee County Cattlemen’s As sociation for the Cattlemen’sArena complex. This item passedwith a 3-1 vote. Member PaulSamuels said he does not thinkthe board should have to pay touse the arena for graduation cer emonies. The complex will be used June 4-7. The rent for these daystotals $1,200, not including addi tional electric and water charges.There is also a refundable repairand maintenance deposit of$500, which will be returned atthe end of the lease if the areasare “properly cleaned and anydamage repaired.” JC7458ABC270?C4A>5C74 Hardee County School BoardPolicy Manual. During the lastmeeting, the members decided toreview all of the policies to see ifany revisions needed to be made.None of the members felt anychanges needed to be made toChapter One. JDB4>5C74>;39D=8>A7867 gym by Youth Basketball ofAmerica for basketball practices.The gym will be used from Feb.20 through June 30. JDB4>5?A02C824584;3B0C >F;8=6A44=%>AC7-0D27D;0and Wauchula elementaryschools, the parking area in frontof Wildcat Stadium, the field be hind the old junior high gym andthe recreation complex by Har-dee County Youth Sports forbaseball practice. The fields willbe used from Feb. 14 to Aug. 1. JDB4>5C7410B:4C10;;6H<>A the outside basketball court at theold junior high by HigherA>D=3 =C4A=0C8>=0;$8=8BCAHfor a four-on-four basketballtournament. The areas will beused on March 15 from noon to6 p.m. J?DA270B4>A34AB6A40C4AC70= $25,000, including 7,478 gallonsof diesel at $3.60 for transporta tion vehicles for a total of$26,966, and classroom librariesfor Hardee Junior High totaling$37,050. JC74A4C8A4<4=C>5;08=4 Pearce from Hardee Senior High. JBD??;4<4=CB5>A7A8BC8=0 Haedo as junior varsity softballcoach at $2,069, Isaac DavidLeimeister as JV boys soccercoach for $2,069 and Roy AlexMyrie as assistant track coach for$1,999. JBD1BC8CDC4B$460=A070< Kyle Long, Elizabel Miguel,Laren Chester and Heather St.John. Also, coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday is the FloridaComprehensive Assessment Testin writing for fourth, eighth and10th grades.The next School Board meetingwill be on Thursday, Feb. 27, at5 p.m. in the board meeting roomat 230 S. Florida Ave. inWauchula. Pet Of The Week Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neu tering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adoptingany cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel locationis 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill. This is a male Pit Bull. He is white and tan with a short coat and a docked tail. His adoption fee it $45. TUSCAN POTATO SOUP Italy has many more dishes to offer than just spaghetti andpizza. This delectable soup is aprime example!8 ounces extra-lean groundsirloin or turkey breast1 teaspoon Italian seasoning1/2 teaspoon ground sage2 cups diced unpeeled raw po tatoes1/4 cup chopped onion3 tablespoons all-purposeflour1 (14.5-ounce) can reduced-fatchicken broth1 (14.5-ounce) can stewedtomatoes, undrained2/3 cup nonfat dry milk pow der1 cup water1 teaspoon Worcestershiresauce 1. In a large saucepan sprayed with olive-oil-flavoredcooking spray, brown meat. Stir in Italian seasoning and sage.Add potatoes and onion. Mixwell to combine. Continue cook ing for 6 to 8 minutes or untilonions are tender. 2. In a covered jar, combine flour and chicken broth. Shakewell to blend. Pour broth mix ture into meat mixture. Addundrained stewed tomatoes. Mixwell to combine. Lower heat andsimmer for 10 minutes. 3. In a small bowl, combine dry milk powder, water andWorcestershire sauce. Stir milkmixture into meat mixture. Con tinue simmering for 10 minutes,stirring occasionally. Makes 4 (11/2 cups each) servings. J027B4AE8=64@D0;Br calories, 5g fat, 18g protein, 32gcarb., 589mg sodium, 3g fiber;Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Meat,1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat-FreeMilk. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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6A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 Each year, some 500,000 women die of cardiovasculardisease. That is more than thetotal number of women killed byall forms of cancer, includingbreast cancer, combined. Nearly one out of two women will eventually die from heartdisease or stroke. Yet, manywomen are unaware of the manyways they can protect theirhearts. As February is American Heart Month, it is a good time totake a look at your lifestyle todetermine what you can do nowto keep your heart healthy in thefuture. Incorporating simplesteps into your life, such as ahealthy diet and regular exer cise, can help reduce the risk forheart disease and stroke. Don't Smoke Your chance of having a heart attack doubles if you smoke asfew as 1-4 cigarettes per day andincreases six-fold if you are aheavy smoker. If you stop smok ing, your risk of heart attackdrops by 50 percent within oneyear. After five years, your riskapproaches that of nonsmokers. Regular exposure to smoke from someone else's cigarettesis also bad for your heart andlungs. If you live with someonewho smokes, encourage him toquit.Be Physically Active Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exer cise, such as brisk walking, onmost, and preferably all, days ofthe week. In several studies of middleaged and older women, thosewho walked briskly for at leasttwo to three hours per week or burned an equivalent amountof energy through more vigor ous exercise cut their risk ofcoronary heart disease by 30-40percent. Exercise doesn't need to involve a structured workout ses-sion at the gym; incorporatingseveral short bouts of activityinto your daily routine (walksduring lunch or coffee breaks orusing the stairs) may be suffi cient to obtain the recommendedamount of activity. The use of apedometer may also en-couragedaily activity. Aim for 10,000steps per day. Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or non-fat dairy products,fish, nuts, and other sources ofprotein low in saturated fat, suchas poultry and lean meats.Maintain HealthyBody Weight Aim for a waist circumference of less than 35 inches. To meas-ure your waist circumference,hold a tape measure at the levelof your navel and circle yourtorso with it. Be sure to measurebelow, not at, the narrowest partof your abdomen. Losing just 5-10 percent of your body weight favorably af fects cholesterol, blood pressure,blood sugar and other risk fac tors for heart disease. February Is Heart Health Month Heart Disease Is The No. 1 Killer Of Women Collecting Q: I have a copy of "The Young People'sChurch of the AirHymn Book," com piled and autographedby Percy B. Crawford.It was published in1932. Could you tellwhat it is worth andwhere I might sell it? Jane, Lititz, Pa. A: Percy B. Crawford was a Canadian who immigrated to theUnited States during the earlydecades of the past century. Hewas an evangelist and fundamen talist preacher, and was one ofthe first to discover the power ofearly radio. In 1931, while aseminarian at Westminster The ological Seminary, he started ayouth-oriented radio program ata Philadelphia station. It may hita sour note with you, but hissongbook, even autographed, isworth at best only about $15 or$20. My suggestion is to show itto used book dealers in your areato see if there is any interest. Q: I have a Bible that was given to my mother when sheand her family immigrated toAmerica from Austria. It isdated 1914 and was from theNew York Bible Society. Does ithave any value? Margaret, Sioux Falls, S.D. A: Verily I say unto you, not really. Only Bibles crafted beforeabout 1700 are of interest to mostcollectors. Your Bible has value,but only of the sentimental kind.Cherish it as a family heirloomand not for possible resale. Q: I worked as a volunteer in the JimmyCarter presidentialcampaign of 1980. Ihave a Jimmy CarterT-shirt that I got at thetime that is in almostnew condition. Anyvalue? Steve, Spring Branch, Texas A: ccording to "Warman's Political Collectibles: Identification& Price Guide" by Dr. Enoch L.Nappen and published by KrauseBooks, your T-shirt is worth inthe $15-$20 range. Q: My grandmother re ceived a beaver coat for herbirthday in 1930. What is thecoat worth, if anything? Lindy, East Barre, Vt. A: There are several excellent vintage clothing stores in Ver mont. One of the better ones isMorning Glorious VintageClothing in Brattleboro. Contactis MorningGloriousVintage.com,and 802-534-0127. You mightcontact this shop for a profes sional opinion about the value ofyour coat.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 Highlands Hammock State Park is holding its first "KnowYour Neighborhood" event thisSaturday. The Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-ser vation Commission, the Depart-ment of EnvironmentalProtection's South District Re gional Office and others arepartnering with the park to pro-vide information and "hands-on" educational activities forfamilies and children. The greater Heartland Community is invited to attend thishighly interactive event be-tween 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to climb into a real Florida Forest Ser-vice helicopter or have an up-close look at brush trucks andfire equipment dating back tothe 1940s. Youngsters can gearup and hit the lights, deploy afire hose and meet SmokeyBear. There will be information concerning fire management, environmental permitting, hunt-ing laws, fishing regulations,creating wildlife-friendly back yards and much more. Safety is sues such as "firewise" homesand black bear/human conflictswill be addressed. Don't miss this most unique event to "know your neighbor hood," meet those who keep yousafe, and learn about volunteeropportunities. The first 200 carswill receive a free goody bagfrom the Florida Forest Service. This event is free with a paid park entry fee of $6 per vehicle(up to eight people per car) or $4for single occupancy. Enjoy a picnic or a trail walk and come back for this month'sMusic in the Park Concert fea turing the California Toe JamBand from 7 to 9 pm. Park entryfees are good all day. Visitorsmay leave and return by show ing their receipts. Concert ad mission is $5 per person withaccompanied children 12 yearsand under free of charge. Hammock Hosts Its Neighbors' UFC 170Rousey vs. McMannThis Saturday, February 22 Live! 10pm from Las Vegas, NevadaEvery Wednesday 50¢ W i n g s(minimum of 6)With Purchase Of Drink Every Thursday Night8pm Close K a r a o ke & D J ingwithDJ Adam Newman Beer! Food! FunPool Table Competition-Style Darts Cornhole Digital Junkbox Saturday, March 8 Canelo vs. Angulo Saturday, April 12 Pacquiao vs. Bradley UPCOMINGEVENTS Now Serving Ribye Steak! soc2:20 & G r il l e 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007 Hours: Mon. Sat 1 1 am 9pm B ar Op e n U n t il 1 am C l o s e d Su n d ay s By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate It took a lot of work to spend the $31 million in expendituresfor Hardee County in the 2012-13 fiscal year. Janice Williamson, director of management and budget, pre sented the report on county fi nances and activities from Oct.1, 1012 through Sept. 30, 2013at the Feb. 6 meeting of theHardee County Commis-sion. On hand were the various department leaders who madeeverything work for that 12-month year. Each was acknowl-edged as Williamson reachedthat department in the 54-pagereport, which is available on thecounty's website, www.hard eecounty.net. It starts with an introduction of the five commissioners. SueBirge, District 2; and GradyJohnson, whose terms began in2010, are up for re-election thisyear if they choose to run. ColonLambert, District 1; RickKnight, District 3; and MikeThompson, District 5, begantheir terms in 2012 and continuein office through 2016. Next is a county directory, with phone numbers for all 36departments, the four otherelected officials (Sheriff, TaxCollector, Property Appraiserand Supervisor of Elections) andothers who serve county resi dents, such as the State Attorneyand Public Defender offices. On pages 8-9 of the report is a service matrix listing the maintasks of each department andtheir offices. There is a message from County Manager Lex Albrittonto "fellow citizens," of the re port's intent to inform citizens ofthe accomplishments of countygovernment, especially capitalprojects done and those to becompleted in the current fiscalyear, which began Oct. 1, 2013. "I am amazed at how much county staff has been able to ac-complish with the limited re sources available. But I amproud to say that most of thecredit for doing so is due to yourdedicated county staff and theirwillingness to work together byaccepting additional responsibil ities, new tasks and greaterworkloads to maintain these lev els of service and even increasethe level of service to the citi zens of Hardee County," saidAlbritton. He notes that commissioners have been conservative in adopt ing the annual budgets andrefers to the county website forthe adopted budget for the cur rent fiscal year 2013-14. For the past fiscal year, rev enues totaled $32,016,967.49.As usual, the county holds backfive percent to carry it until advalorem (property) taxes and as sessments, and other revenue forthe new fiscal year begins tocome in. There is also some car-ryover of grant revenue for on-going projects. Thus, the countyexpenditures for the past fiscalyear were only $31,807,356.58. The largest amounts of money went for public safety, withtransportation and general gov-ernment also getting largechunks and others taking asmaller portion of the annualbudget. Departments Williamson and her staff man age audits, prepare proposedbudgets, get accurate assessmentlists to the right people, and keep track of county assets frombuildings to roads to equipmentto everything in between. Jack Logan and his staff at purchasing make sure the countyreceives the best good and serv-ices at the best prices, whetherin advertising for bids, evaluat-ing them and making recom mendations to the commission,managing inventory and pur chases or ordering fuel. Jane Long and staff are in charge of human resources andalso Pioneer Park Days. Thetasks from interviewing pro-spective employees to preparingbi-weekly payrolls, setting uphearings for discipline ap-pealsand grievances and job classifi-cations. In Information Technology Services Joe Felice worksclosely with Bryan McCall inGeographic Information Ser-vices to ensure the wireless con nectivity, mapping andcomputer access for informationall departments need is up todate and available. There are several units under public safety. Jill Newmanmaintains detailed disaster plansfor all shelters and facilities forhandicapped individuals, plansand assists when hazardous inci dents occur, and keeps track ofall addresses when there is ahouse or business added tothem. Teresa Carver and staff wear dual hats, one handling the ani-mal control department and petshelter which is housed at thecounty landfill. That group han-dled 1,001 complaints and im pounded 1,155 dogs and catslast year as well as quarantining28 when people were bitten.There were 137 warnings and 50citations issued last year. Chief Jim Stillwagon and a host of Fire-Rescue folks re sponded to 4,001 calls in the lastfiscal year. Some were falsealarms, some good intentionsand 1,982 were medical care, ac cidents or fires. Around theclock, there are five firefight ers/paramedics at Station 1 inWauchula, five at Station 2 inZolfo Springs and two in Bowl-ing Green ready to respond toemergency needs. There is alsowork on prevention, with com mercial inspections and reviewof construction and site develop ment plans to ensure safety foroccupants. There's folks constantly working on the county's infra structures. Carver also managesthe Class 1 Sanitary Landfill,and maintains records to showall state and federal require ments and licenses are met. Be-sides the details of landfillmanagement, there is processingof scrap metals, waste tires,wood and yard trash, electronicsand recyclables. The landfill duties included over 18,000 tons of waste han dled, 157 tons of car and trucktires, and 32.72 tons of haz ardous waste collected, includ ing 128.94 tons of electronicsshrink wrapped and sold, and12.6 tons of other recyclableshanded at the Hardee Disposaloutlet. County Engineer Ken Wheeler and staff at the Road &Bridge Department handle theproblems of 331.84 miles ofpaved and 168.20 miles of un paved roads, 69 bridges, numer-ous drainage culverts and fallditches. They picked 194.29tons of bulk waste left roadside and replaced many street/roadsigns in the sign shop. The Facilities department under director Danny Weeks,formerly called Building &Grounds, is responsible for newconstruction and renovation ofall county buildings and the1,500 acres of public property.That varies from the 40 animalsand 1,200 feet of boardwalk atthe animal refuge as well as allthe other Pioneer Park buildings,and the 1,200-acre HardeeLakes Park which has four fish-ing lakes and docks, hiking,horseback, biking and handi capped trails, picnic pavilions,RV camping, restrooms andwater lines to keep maintained. Park Winter and staff handle the county's water and waste water at Vandolah and Wau-chula Hills and the communityinfrastructures around them. Community Services under Janet Gilliard and staff do somuch to improve lives andneighborhoods through a host ofhousing renovation and homeownership programs, mosquitocontrol, and grants for replace ment or down payment onhomes. In conjunction with that is Kevin Denny and staff workingin growth management. This in cludes anything from flood in surance maps, borrow pit andmining ordinances, site develop ment and construction plans,zoning and land uses and the 10-year water supply plan. John Schmidt and his staff in Building and Code Enforce-ment stay busy. Last year, thefour employees handled 1,519walk-ins, 3,229 phone calls and741 building permits. Thereoverseeing of contractor licens-ing, permitting and inspections.There were 671 code enforce ment complains handled. TheInsurance Office issued im-proved ratings due to the group'sefforts to protect the life, health,safety and property of countyresidents. The rating went from4 overall to 3 for residential con struction and two for commer cial construction, loweringhomeowners insurance rates. West Palmer and staff work on water quality sampling, mon itoring reviews, dam in-spec tions and other aspects ofmining and reclamation. There's even smaller units. Pattie Lang and staff circulated45,056 items during 51,462 vis-its to the Hardee County Library.That included 95 programs for3,073 children including 139summer reading hours. The County Extension office oversees eight 4-H club, the sub stance and pregnancy preventionprograms and many others andworks with the Soil & WaterConservation office in providinginformation on wildlife habitat,agriculture and family consumerservices. Pete Zelyk and staff at the County Probation office had 168new cases last year. They issued58 warrants for failure to com ply with probation rules, col lected $53,000 in probation feesand $57,652 in court-orderedfines and fees, and supervised2,284 hours of community serv-ice. Finally, Larry Pelton provides service for the county's veteransat his newly renovated offices atCourthouse Annex II at U.S. 17and Oak Street in Wauchula. County Busy In 2012-13 1. LANGUAGE: What does the word "glabrous" mean?2. MUSIC: Which folk music group recorded the originaltheme song to "Gilligan's Is land"?3. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does thecharacter of Titania appear?4. GOVERNMENT: What are the five rights guaranteed in theFirst Amendment of the U.S.Constitution?5. GEOGRAPHY: Mexico is divided into how many states?6. ENTERTAINMENT: What was the title of Elvis Presley'sfirst movie?7. MEDICAL: How is dengue fever transmitted?8. HISTORY: Which World War II general earned the nick name "The Desert Fox"?9. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: Where does the phrase "eat, drink and be merry" comefrom?10. INVENTIONS: Who in vented the bathyscaphe, used forunderwater exploration? ANSWERS 1. Hairless or smooth2. The Wellingtons3. "A Midsummer Night'sDream"4. Speech, religion, press,peaceful assembly and the rightto petition government for re dress of grievances.5. 31 states and one federal dis-trict6. "Love Me Tender"7. Mosquitoes8. German Field Marshal ErwinRommel9. Ecclesiastes 8:1510. Auguste Piccard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez PumpPricesGo Up Gulf Coast refinery mainte nance began last week, and gasprices already reflect increases. Southeast pump prices jumped as a whole last week andthe nation's average for a gallonof regular gas climbed sevencents from a week ago. Refinery maintenance, the fuel blend switch and increasedspring demand have already putupward pressure on prices at thepump. During maintenance season, refineries will reduce productionoutput as they switch to themore expensive summer blendfuel. The summer blend fuelcosts more because of requiredadditives by the EnvironmentalProtection Agency to help cutemissions. "Motorists shouldn't be sur prised if gas prices continueinching up this week," saidMark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. "Lastyear, prices peaked at $3.79 atthe end of February and slowlydropped through April. Thisyear, February prices are ex pected to remain well belowyear-ago levels." A barrel of oil settled Friday at $100.30 on the NYMEX, lessthan $1 more than the weekprior. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gaso line is $3.35, seven cents morethan last week. Florida's averageof $3.39 rose seven cents fromlast week. YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A KINDERGARTEN A Roman FloresKarolina GonzalezSanchez Carmen JimenezDakoda McQuaigMakaelah SanchezGabriela TorresJevon ValadezJeremiah HinesMichael Avila-VictoriaIsabella MinersMarleny AmbrizAbrego Santiago Alamia, Jr.Jenny CabreraRaul Cruz-JoseGisel MaldonadoBerenice MoralesKymorrah ThomasSantino AlamiaElio FloresGauge GardellaJuan Guitierrez-RoblesJennifer LopezGonzalez Caden LumleyAnthony MarinMaryah McCoyMiguel RodriguezJaSyiah SingletonJulio TavaresIan Vidaurri A/B Julius RosalesLidia ValenciaYolanda VelascoLopez Diego LunaJeremy MontalvoJose TaveresAlejandro RodriguezKara GilmoreRachel ReynoldsJazmin Leon-CornejoNatalie RodriguezJulio Velasco-LopezAzana BenavidesRebecca CurryErnesto Garduno, Jr. Amariah GarzaElvis Jose-GarciaBeyonce JuarezNathaniel PenaLiliana Tamayo FIRST GRADE A Marshal Chang A/B Jessica Bautista-LopezGerman CovarrubiasValencia Zander CranfordAlexis EscamillaEmmanuel FelixMegan Knarr Cecilia LaraNathania LopezBrenda Lopez-RamosJesus Nava-GodinezCrystal RamirezJazmin Reyes-OchoaFrancisco ArreolaTaylor CarpenterBrianna DoyleGiselle EsquivelRomeo FloresAlyssa HinesJacey JuarezSebastian LunaMoreno Ethne MartinezCarlos RubioDallas RodriguezDavid Gomez-LopezEnrique HernandezHugo Rodriguez-PazEzmeralda AlamiaTonya FieldsJeremiah HodgesCaitlin KnarrNulcie LaraCourben MurphyNoah PrineTyasia SpurlockEthan Thompson SECOND GRADE A John BrowningDaniel CastroKayla GilmoreNatalia DelunaCamacho Jada AltieriAustin FennellJillian Sanchez A/B Antonio CabreraLiliana CentenoMya GraceYasmine LopezMaria MendezAdrian SalasAlejandra PulidoGustavo SolisDustin JacksonEstrellita DeJesusMartinez Nayely GarciaSaucedo Destiny JustissEzequiel LopezAngelia ArceDevin JohnstonRamiro MataOsiel Molina-LozanoAlvin SanchezCharity ThompsonDelores WaltonJeremiah AlcantarAileen ArreolaAurelio CabreraNatalia Calvillo-RiveraJasmine Castillo Khris EstradaLeonard FrameLiliana HernandezGavyn HuntJoale JeffersonTroy MartinezPhoenix RomeoMkenzy StewartCarrie TawesMikayla Johnston THIRD GRADE A Ciara DeBoomAngielita CassoViviana HernandezLana KrellYadira SanchezLydia ValadezJared FowlerKelsey GomezDavid McQuaig A/B Cyclaliz Avila-PerezAbisai CastanedaAmy FariasUziel MartinezBaily MendozaCarolina Navarro-SolisRebecca SilvanArely TavaresEscamilla Chloe WilkinsAntonia BandaAlli GutierrezJovan PenaJassmine MaldonadoKarime RodriguezNadiah BelmarezLuisa DeLaRosaDomingo FloresBernabe GallardoVincente GardnerChris HansenHailey LeeCristiah LopezAshley MaganaNavarrete Vanessa Padilla-Lu-cateroBrody WatersCaleb YbarraNyla Ayala-BandaKyleigh Revell FOUTH GRADE A Caden DunlapGabriela Arana A/B Cynthia MacedoJohn McBrideAlfredo ReyesSanchez Alexi RodriguezJaden RodriguezJoshlynn Sanchez Yaridalia SolisSylvia CrosbyNatalia GarciaAriel GutierrezLitzy Abrego-AmbrizJulian Molina-LozanoNevaeh ArguellesJennifer ChavezMunoz Eric FelixCayden JohnsonErick OntiverosRaquel MartinezTrace SockaloskyKeVarreis WhiteScarlett CovarrubiasElijah AlbrittonDestiny BadilloAnissa CastilloOliver MendozaIsaias MunozKimberly Rodriguez FIFTH GRADE A Adrian SanchezMarc AlcantarEliana BrowningKaylee GibsonGriselda VasquezKimberly Walton A/B Gabriel ArguellasCarlos HernandezItzel MaganaNavarrete Adela Velasco-LopezIrvin CamposCesar "Omar" RosalesKatelynn BolinHaley DickeyMonica HernandezRuiz Adan MolinaAlexandra SolisJoaquin TavaresJackson CassoJaycee DeBoomJose HernandezValerio HernandezBryan HuertaGiovanni LopezMichael NunezMikel PicazoJacqueline RodriguezSuarez Faith ThompsonTyler SurrencyGarrett TawesVincente JaimesFaith Thompson POWELL A/B Jayden DanielsJohnson Jaylen DanielsJohnson Juan LaguiJohn LumleyDominic Martinez H ONOR R OLL Bowling Green Elementary Second Quarter Dr. Hodges Inducted Into Florida Agriculture Hall Of Fame Feb. 11 By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Dr. Elver Hodges of Wauchula was one of four men in ducted into the FloridaAgri-culture Hall of Fame onTues-day, Feb. 11, at the SpecialEvents Center at the FloridaState Fair in Tampa. The Hall of Fame was estab lished in 1980 to honor thosewho have made a big contribu tion to Florida agriculture andthose who served as a mentor toyoung people. There are now148 members in the hall. Dr. Hodges, 101, has his photo and biographical informa tion shown below. Scottie James Butler was one of the four inducted Feb. 11. Hewas a general counsel for theFlorida Farm Bureau Federationand spent over 40 years advocat ing for agriculture. He workedon a wide range of legal issues,from property rights to the envi ronment, trying to protectFlorida farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of rurallife. He managed the day-to-dayoperations of FFBF and its staffof 150 employees. He was bornin Albany, Ga., and grew up inWinter Haven and Lake Wales.He earned a bachelor’s degree inagricultural economics in 1965and a law degree in 1969, bothfrom the University of Florida.He and his wife Sue live inGainesville. Dr. Robert Bruce Christmas of Cottondale was an agent withthe University of Florida Coop erative Extension Service andwas known for his research inpoultry science and his work asan educator. Most of his careerwas being director of Florida’sPoultry Evaluation Center inChipley. He earned three de grees from UF, in 1955, 1959,and 1972. He was an extensionagent seven years in OrangeCounty. He and his wife Annhave a family farm in Cotton dale. Dallas Barton Townsend for 39 years worked as an agentwith the UF Cooperative Ex-ten sion Service, beginning in Col lier County. He was agriculturalagent and director of the HendryCounty Extension Office for 24years. He helped establish theUF Field Labor-atory and theSouthwest Florida Research andEducation Center, helping beefcattle, citrus, sugarcane and veg etable production. Townsendearned bachelor’s and master’sdegrees in animal science fromUF in 1960 and 1977. He andhis wife Doris live in Felda. About 30 friends, associates and family members of Dr.Hodges went to the Hall ofFame installation dinner. About600 attended the dinner. StateRep. Seth McKeel of Lakelandwas the emcee. Florida Com-missioner of Agriculture AdamPutnam presented the four 2014inductees. Florida is celebrating500 years of agriculture. Pages From The Past From The Herald-AdvocateOf Thursday, Feb. 17, 1983 Front-Page Headlines: B.G. Patrolman Charged In Theft Of Police Riot Gun Negotiations Begun With Landfill Bidder Study Shows Power Plant Saves Money Pioneer Park Days Starts In Two Weeks Major strengths included job knowledge, technical skills, Areas listed for improvement were delegation of responsibil ity, interpersonal communica tion with the public and hisrelationship with the public. Commissioners also were asked to give additional com ments regarding their opinion ofhis overall job performance. Birge said after talking to other commissioners fromaround the state she feels Al-britton is an asset to the county.“His overall knowledge and ex perience on policy and proce dures as well as his managementskills serve us well in HardeeCounty,” she wrote. Knight did not add comments to his evaluation but did listAlbritton’s strengths as dedica tion, integrity and leadership. Hedid not list any weaknesses. Lambert did not fill out the comment portion of the evalua tion or list Albritton’s strengthsor weaknesses. Thompson, elected a little more than one year ago, wrotehe has not been in office longenough to fairly evaluate Albrit ton. He said he felt the evalua tion was too broad and he wasbasing his comments on his per sonal experiences and evalua tions and not on others’ opinions. Thompson wrote Albritton has treated him with respect andanswered all his questions in atimely manner while being veryaccessible. “The highest praise that I can give Mr. Albritton is that he hassurrounded himself with an out standing staff of people who areknowledgeable and alwaysavailable,” Thompson wrote. “Ibelieve that is the mark of agood leader.” He acknowledged some in the community are very critical ofAlbritton and that his job attractssome of it. “I cannot saywhether some of it (criticism) isnot deserved,” Thompson wrote.“I can say that I have been well-treated and somewhat impressedin the past year.” Johnson gave Albritton a zero in every category but did pro vide an attached comment andtwo e-mails he wrote last year toattorney Evers regarding thebroadband project. “In reviewing many instances since 2004 of failing to placeHardee County’s best interestfirst and foremost I believe thata federal grand jury is needed,”he wrote. “I support and call forthe immediate termination ofMr. Albritton as the county man ager.” By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate County Manager Lex Albritton received above-average rat ings from four of the five countycommissioners evaluating hisjob performance, while onecalled for his immediate termi nation. Commissioner Grady Johnson called for Albritton’s termina tion after assigning a zero in all18 categories of the evaluation,which asked commissioners toscore him on a scale of 1-10based on his professional skills,interactive skills, relationshipwith commissioners and admin istrative skills. Commissioners Sue Birge, Mike Thompson, Colon Lam-bert and Rick Knight assignedscores of 7-10 in all categories,with the majority being either an8 or 9. County Attorney Ken Evers then averaged the scores in eachcategory to provide an overallrating. Once compiled, Albrittonreceived either a 6 or 7 in eachcategory due to the zeroes as signed by Johnson bringingdown the overall average byabout a point. Commissioners were also asked to list Albritton’s areas ofstrength and places that neededimprovement. Overall Rating Positive For County Manager One Commissioner Calls For His Termination

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8A The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 PHOTOBY MICHAEL KELLY The unusually snowy winter in the Atlanta area became too much for a former Hardee County woman to stand so she loaded up her two boys for a qui ck retreat. Samantha Brown-Parks, daughter of Sandra Brown and Roy Brown of Wauchula, now lives in At lanta and is a family doctor and professor at Emory University. Brown-Parks said when school was canceled she loaded up her two sons, 4-year-old Rex and 8-year-old George, and headed to Wauchula for a few days. She stopped by The Herald-Advocate last week for a quick tour to learn how the newspaper is produced. Brown-Pa rks and her husband, who is also a doctor and had to stay back for work, own p roperty in Hardee County and could move here in the future. WINTER REFUGE COURTESY PHOTO Hardee Junior High School band students recently traveled to Avon Park to pa rticipate in the middle-school Heartland Honor Band. They combined with students from other Heartland-area districts, rehearsing for 12 hours in two days and then performing a con cert at the South Florida State College auditorium. Pictured (first row, from left) are Kasie Powell, Mary Young and Nubia Gomez; (second row) Sophia Diakomiha lis, Jose Aleman, Anthony Loredo, Gabriela Montoya and Shauna Norwood; (third row) Rac hel St. Fort, Garrett Norris, Juan Medina and Lawrence Matos. HEARTLAND HONOR BAND Q: My mother-in-law was visiting over the holidays andkept saying she could smell amouse. I looked all over butcouldn't see or smell anything.Was she just being paranoid? —Jim in Worcester, Mass. A: Believe it or not, it is pos sible to smell that a mouse ispresent in your home. Fieldmice, for example, build nests inthe walls near an entry point.The nests give off a uniquemusty smell, caused in part bybits of fur padding the nest andurine (mice dribble urine con stantly). Mice also are small and sneaky, usually coming out onlyat night when the family is asleepand the sound level in the houseis low. They travel under coveras much as possible, either alongthe inside of the walls or the backof cabinets and behind counter top items. How do they get into the house in the first place? According toTerminix, mice can squeezethrough a crack that a pencil willfit through (sightly larger than1/4 inch in diameter). Rats canget through a quarter-sized open ing. So small openings in thefoundation of a house are com mon entry points. Openingsaround pipes or cables are primespots as well. Mice also mightclimb in through the attic, ex ploiting openings around soffitvents or damaged sections of theroof or eaves. To find out if you have a ro dent infestation, head for thekitchen and food-storage areas(like the basement and pantry). Pick a lower-level shelf and re move all the items, then inspectthe back of the shelf, with aflashlight if need be. Look fortelltale mouse droppings (theylook like black rice grains). Youalso might see an unusualamount of spilled grains (rice,oatmeal, etc.) or crumbs, and youmight detect a faint musty odor. Inspect the food containers you just took out. Cardboardboxes with gnawed corners indi cate mice have attempted to getinto them (they often will bechewed through, with their con tents spilling out). Plastic bagsalso will be compromised, andmice can even gnaw through theplastic tops of metal coffee cans. Next, check the attic and crawlspace areas. Use a flash light to look for droppings alongthe support beams, and inspectinsulation for damage caused byburrowing rodents. If you don't find evidence of mice or other rodents in thehouse, don't assume there is noinfestation, particularly if younotice a musty smell. Schedulean inspection by a pest-controlservice to confirm whether or notyou have an infestation. HOME TIP: Leaf piles, un turned mulch, junk piles andstacked firewood are temptingshelters for all kinds of rodents.Locate them several feet fromyour house, garage or shed, andremove junk piles as soon as pos sible.Send your questions or home tipsto ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta Pet Of The Week Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neu tering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adoptingany cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel locationis 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill. This is a female mix. She is black and white with a short coat and a long tail. Her adoption fee is $45. TOPOf TheCharts as of Sept. 30, 2013 Top 10 Pop Singles This Week Last Week 1. Katy Perry No. 1 "Dark Horse" 2. Beyonce feat. Jay Z No. 13 "Drunk in Love" 3. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha No. 2 "Timber" 4. Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz No. 6"Talk Dirty" 5. One Re public No. 3"CountingStars" 6. Passenger No. 7 "Let Her Go" 7. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera No. 4 "SaySomething" 8. Pharrell Williams No. 11 "Happy" 9. Lorde No. 9 "Royals"10. Lorde No. 8 "Team" Top 10 Albums 1. Soundtrack No. 1 "Frozen"2. Various Artists No. 2 "Grammy 2014 Nominees" 3. Lorde No. 5 "Pure Hero ine" 4. Of Mice and Men new entry "Restoring Force" 5. Beyonce No. 4 "Beyonce" 6. Casting Crowns new entry "Thrive" 7. Bruno Mars No. 18 "Un orthodox Jukebox" 8. Imagine Dragons No. 11 "Night Visions" 9. Katy Perry No. 9 "Prism"10. Daft Punk No. 39 "Ran dom Access Memories" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Luke Bryan No. 1 "Drink a Beer" 2. David Nail No. 2 "What ever She's Got" 3. Cole Swindell No. 3 "Chillin' It" 4. Hunter Hayes No. 23 "In visible" 5. Jason Aldean No. 4 "When She Says Baby" 6. Eric Paslay No. 6 "Friday Night" 7. Lady Antebellum No. 7 "Compass" 8. Florida Georgia Line No. 5 "Stay" 9. Brantley Gilbert No. 9 "Bottoms Up" 10. Kacey Musgraves No. 26 "Follow Your Arrow" Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused andneglected children across Hardee County, is seekingvolunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent childrenwho are involved in court proceedings. Guardians must beat least 21 years old and undergo background checks anda certification process. For more information about theprogram, call Dawn Shinskey 863-534-4597 or emailDawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.gov.

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 20, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee track & field got its season going in a big way lastweek in a two-day event againstDeSoto and Avon Park. This week, the teams go to the Sebring Kick Start Meet today(Thursday) and to North Port to morrow. Next week’s only meetis Thursday at Lake Placid. The meets against DeSoto and Avon Park were at two venues.Last Tuesday, the girls and boyssquads went to Arcadia for run ning events with Hardee win ning both 4x800 relays. On Thursday, the teams came to Hardee, where Avon Park par ticipated only in the runningevents. Hardee won the girlsevents; Hardee had 73 points,DeSoto 69 and Avon Park 37.The boys won 103, to DeSoto’s79 and Avon Park 15 (in limitedaction). On Tuesday, the girls 4x800 relay had only two Hardeeteams. Angel Mancillas, CristalHuerta, Ashley Ayala and Crys tal Avila came in at 12:40, aheadof Madeleine Zamora, AnaGalvez, Araceli Ramos and Is abel Abel at 13:05. In the boys 4x800 there were three Hardee teams, and oneeach for Desoto and Avon Park.The Hardee A team of TylerHelms, Brandon Beatty, LeonelRodriguez and Tristen Lanierfinished first in 9:20, just aheadof the DeSoto team at 9:29.Hardee B’s DeVonte Greer,Tyler Smith, Marc Salazar andAdam Ramirez came in at10:18, with Hardee C’s WillRoberts, Marco Ehrenkaufer,Dustin Smith and Jesse Santoyofourth at 10:47 and the AvonPark team fifth. Other running events were different. Wildcat Kevin Borjaswas first (18.23) and NelsonBethea second (22.20)in the 110hurdles. Erica DeEoera was sec ond (21.58) and SavannahMiller third (22.20) in the girls110 hurdles. In the 100 dash, Hardee’s Lousha St. Louis placed fourthin 14:65 and for the boys JohnnyLuna was third in 11:91. For the Lady Cats, placing first in the 1,600 or mile run wasMaria Munoz in 6:08, withBrenda Miramontes and JulieLopez tied for fourth in 7:40.For the boys, Gustavo Toledowas second in 5:10 and andAlexis Chavez third in 5:33. Hardee boys were first in the 4x200 with Cavaris Snell,Sherry Lee, John Snell andChauncey Rivers. For the girls,St. Louis, Shelby Dees, An-ne tude Delhomme and Jacque-linePerez placed second in 2:13. Litzy Vargas was second in the girls 400 in a time of 1:18.6,while Tristen Lanier was secondin 53 seconds and Santoyofourth in 58.38 in the boys 400. In the 300, it was Erica DeLo era third in 1:04.98 and Millerfourth in 1:08.8. For the boys, itwas Bethea second in 47:07. Hardee girls took first in the 4x100 after Avon Park disquali fied. For Hardee, it was St.Louis, Delhomme, Dees andAna Toledo in 1:04. For theboys, it was Sahmaud Blandin, Adrian Briones, Cory Rich andLuna second in 46:57. Beatty was first in the boys 800 in 2:20, with Roberts fourth.For the girls Zamora placed sec ond in 3:07 with Mancillasfourth at 3:12. There was no girls 200. For the boys Alexander Shields wasthird in 24:83 and Blandinfourth in 25:34. In the long 3,200, Munoz was first in 13:34, with Avila secondat 14:25, Ramos third in15:32and Ayala fourth in 15:53. Timesweren’t available for the boysrace but Helms placed second,Gustavo Villalva third andChavez fourth. Finally, in the 4x400 Hardee’s A team of Zamora, Man cillas, Abel and Perez was firstin 5:29, barely ahead of EricaDeLoera, Galvez, Deisy Piedadand Berenice Roblero in 5:41.For the boys Greer, Briones,Beatty and Lanier placed first in3:57.9. Turning to the field events at Wildcat Stadium shows moreHardee success in the competi tion between Hardee and De-Soto. Avon Park didn’t take partin this action. Hardee won the pole vault. For the girls, it was Huerta firstat 6-0, Zamora second at 6-0 (onthe number of tries) and Avilathird at 5-6. Borjas was first forthe boys at 10-7, with RodrigoRodriguez second at 10-0, AdamRamirez third at 7-6 and Robertsfourth at 6-6. In the discus Roberto Torres was first, Bethea second, JulianGalvez third and Netza Garzafourth. Maribel DeLoera wassecond for the girls, with Abelfourth. Greer was first in the high jumps, followed by Helms third,and Dustin and Tyler Smith tiedfor fourth. Brooklyn Grahamplaced second for the girls. In the triple jump, Erica De Loera was second. Lanier wassecond for the boys and Helmswas third. Bethea won the boys shot put, with William McClelland sec ond, Torres third and WilliamMurphy fourth. Miller was thirdand Maribel DeLoera fourth forthe girls. In the long jump, St. Louis was fourth for the girls andBlandin third for the boys. Other girls on the team are Kayla Albritton, Kristen Bur kett, Merislene Cimeus, BrookeFaulk, Amberly Franks, CynthisHernandez, Juliss Ortiz, Fer nanda Ramos,Nancy Sanchez,Allison Smith, Karen Suarezand Anahi Velasco. Other boys not getting in this meet are Thomas Atchley, LeviBoyette, Jarret Carlton, Brad-dock Collom, Isis Garza, DavidGibson, Ryan Ham, DanielKalinuk, Jaquavious Kim-brough, Vaughn Kirkland, EricKlein, Jimmy Lane, EduardoLopez, Santo Lopez, LeviLovett, DeShaundre McMillan,Devon Mendoza, Tristan Mont-gomery, Jose Padilla, EzequielPerez, Ryan Ramirez, SimonRojas, Johnny Saldivar, JacobServin, Larrett Smith, TimmySteedley, Agustin Toledo andJose Zuniga. Track Wins Over DeSoto, Avon Park HWY,0/&4!-,..$-,*'!&,).#./0-+/ SUPER MATTCoin LaundryLarge Washers & DryersUp To 125 lbs. 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Accord $2,000 Down $199 Month 2:20c PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLOGirls on this year’s track team are (in alphabetical order) Isabel Abel, Kayla Albritton, Crystal Avila, Ashley Ayala, Kristen Burkett, Merislene Cimeus, Shelby Dees, Annetude Delhomme, Erica DeLoera, Ma ribel DeLoera, Brooke Faulk, Amberly Franks, Ana Galvez, Brooklyn Graham, Cynthia Hernandez, Cristal Huerta, Julie Lopez, Angel Mancillas, DeeDee Metayer, Savannah Miller, Brenda Miramontes, Maria Munoz, Julissa Ortiz, Jacqueline Perez, Deisy Piedad, Araceli Ramos, Fernanda Ramos, Berenice Roblero, Nancy Sanchez, Allison Smith, Karen Suarez, Lousha St. Louis, Ana Toledo, Litsy Vargas, Anahi Velasco and Madeleine Zamora. PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLOThe 2014 boys track team includes (in alphabetical order) Thomas Atchley, Brandon Beatty, Nelson Bethea, Sahmaud Blandin, Kevin Borjas, Levi Boyette, Adrian Briones, Jarret Carlton, Alex is Chavez, Braddock Collom, Marco Ehrenkaufer, Julian Galvez, Netza Garcia, Isis Garza, David Gibso n, DeVonte Greer, Ryan Ham, Tyler Helms, Andres Hernandez, Daniel Kalinuk, Jaquavious Kimbrough, Vaughn Kirkland, Eri c Klein, Jimmy Lane, Tristen Lanier, Sherry Lee, Eduardo Lopez, Santos Lopez, Levi Lovett, Johnny Luna, Willia m McClelland, DeShaundre McMillian, Devon Men doza, Tristan Montgomery, William Murphy, Jose Padilla, Ezequiel P erez, Adam Ramirez, Ryan Ramirez, Cory Rich, Chauncey Rivers, Will Roberts, Leonel Rodriguez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Simon Rojas, Marc Salazar, Johnny Saldivar, Jesse Santoyo, Jacob Servin, Alexander Shields, Dustin Smith, Larrett Smi th, Tyler Smith, Cavaris Snell, John Snell, Timmy Steedley, Agustin Toledo, Gustavo Toledo, Roberto Torres, Gust avo Villalva and Jose Zuniga.

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2B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 —Hardee Living— The home of Gloria and Joe Davis Jr. was the setting for TheWednesday Musicale’s annual“Music in the Home” programon Jan. 8. Holiday decorations added to the festive occasion, as well asthe refreshments provided byDavis, Vice President MerilynStrickland, Florida Federation ofMusic Clubs Vice PresidentBess Stallings, Mitzi Grice andVicky Pate. After the welcome by Presi dent Jim Stallings, the over 50 inattendance sang “God of OurFathers,” accompanied by BenNorris on trumpet and CarolMyer at the piano. After guestswere recognized and welcomed,the Musicale vice president readan appropriate selection from“Little Women.” Bess Stallings was program director and shared with muchappreciation the fact that thosepresent were introduced tomusic by others, perhaps a par ent, grandparent, teacher, friend,etc. She shared how the day’strumpet player was grandson ofMargaret Stringer, who taughtpiano through the years and wasnot only a past president of theWauchula club but also theTuesday Music Club of Lake land. Today, his son plays thetrumpet as well. Five-year-old Lizzie Durrance chose to play “IndianSong and Dance,” while her 7-year-old sister, Kate, played“Long, Long Ago” and “LittlePlaymates.” They share a richmusical heritage with both sidesof their families. Georgeanne Paris, 17, played the guitar as she sang “JesusPaid it All.” Bess Stallings re minded those present thatGeorgeanne’s paternal great-grandmother was an activemember of the Musicale formany years. After a trumpet solo of “All Creatures of Our God andKing,” the club’s vice presidentintroduced sisters Emily andChloe Strickland, who sang“Blessed Redeemer.” The club president proudly in troduced eight new members,sharing a little biographicalsketch on each, then presentingthem with their club yearbookfor 2013-14. They are: VickyPate, Gloria Pennington, MitziGrice, Barbara Walker, Candace Preston and daughter Sylvia,and Jennifer Sheffield anddaughter Emily. Plans were discussed for the trip to see “Etta May” in per formance at South Florida Com munity College. Twenty-fivetickets had been purchased inNovember in anticipation of thefield trip and lunch. The clubalso planned its annual Sweet heart Luncheon. Anyone interested in attend ing any of the clubs programsmay call the president at 773-3594 or Past President JillSouthwell at 773-6899. Program Spotlights Music In The Home COURTESY PHOTOS G eorgeanne Paris, 17, sang to an appreciative audience. B en Norris (left) plays the trumpet as he accomplanies members and guest s at the Davis home for the first meeting of 2014. Presenting the annual “Music in the Home” program are (back, from lef t) Emily and Chloe Strickland, Georgeanne Paris and Ben Norris, with Durrance sisters Mary Grace, 2, Lizzie, 5, and Kate, 7. New members with (rear) President Jim Stallings are (middle, from left) Barbara Walker, Vicky Pate, Mitzi Grice, Candance Preston, Gloria Pennington and Jennifer Sheffield; (front) Sylvia Preston and Emily Sheffield. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The City of Wauchula is pleased to announce Sandy Chestnut as the 2013 Employee of the Year! Sandy has been employed with the C ity of Wauchula since 1994, as the Lab Technician and the Admini strative Secretary for the Water Treatment Plant/Wastewater Treatment Plant.We are very proud that Sandy is part of the City of Wauchula’s team. 2:20c REGISTERNOW!Cheer $ $ 1 1 2 2 0 0 Football $ $ 6 6 0 0 Cheer President Football Commissioner For more information call Annette Zunigaat 863-781-0859 or James Crews at 863-559-4774 HARDEE soc2:13,20p Football & Cheer Sign UpSa t. February 22 9am –1pmY "2%0+)4:"%5',5.%New President Elias Richardson863-990-6546 52)0)50')Sn r $ S~~~~~~~~~ 52)0)50')Sn $ S(These prices are for 100 pieces) ~~~~~~~~~A !" G!# %!&' 5%04-48-3'15043 N( )*+*, (N -./012343 C C a a l l l l T T o o d d a a y y ! 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 7 7 56789:;<:= SILVERSILVERSILVER soc2:20c Silver & Gold are moving up!I I T T ’ ’ S S B B A A R R G G I I N N T T I I M M E E ! Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!I am so thankful I live in Florida rather than in the coldNorthern states, and it gets toocold here sometimes. Most everybody has seen the trees covered with yellow blos soms and no leaves. Well,Sharon Adams has a pinkish-lavender one that is unbeliev ably beautiful. The only thing Ihave ever seen that compares isa peach orchard all in fullbloom. I have only seen thatonce in my life, but those beau tiful memories live with you, I did not know that Cody Cowart had a brother, Wayne.When my daughter was in highschool, one of her friends wasKathy Cowart and her dad wasWayne. Small world. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of HazelNicholson. She made her home-going last Saturday, and will bemissed. She has touched somany lives with her beautifulflower arrangements. I was asked what kind of sur gery did Joe Fields have but itwas his dad, Jimmy, who is re covering from surgery. Sorryabout that, Joe. Also, Jimmytold me he has another surgeryto look forward to, but is notvery happy about the prospectssince it will be on his “ticker.” The Lord has blessed me by letting my yard have wild petu nias. Every year I have to pullthem up from throughout thelawn and plant them along thewalkways. Quite often I havepulled up the plants and giventhem to friends, but they do notseem to grow anywhere exceptFort Green! Mary Lois Crawleyis also blessed with them. Theyare pretty and I always say thankyou Lord! To me this is quite unusual but my guava tree is still producingfruit. There is not enough to doanything with, but there will beabout 15 to 20 guavas in variousstages of growth on the tree. Isaw Lucy Crawford at the fairand she said she had put herguavas in the freezer for cobbler,and could not believe my tree ei ther! The other morning when I was walking two reddish-brownshoats crossed the road in frontof me. The Florida wild hogsare so fat from the oranges and are not the typical skinny “pineywoods rooters” that one sees inGeorgia. The REA gave calendars to everyone who attended the re cent meeting at College Hill. Ialways like their calendar be cause they have the moon signsfor planting and best fishingdays! Of course, most fisher men say any day fishing is agood day! Our spring revival will begin in two weeks. Time is really fly ing this year. Also, there will bea brotherhood prayer breakfaston March 9 beginning at 8. Jane Kennedy is recovering from some recent skin cancersurgery. I was also told GayleWeeks will have a heart cath onMonday. Betty Walker alwaysneeds prayer as she wishes shecould get well enough to attendchurch. The Reddick familywas added to our prayer list lastSunday. Gloria Dupree is inICU in Manatee Memorial.Please pray for all of these. Betty Waters was well enough to attend the Miss HardeeCounty contest last Saturdaynight. Congratula-tions to allthe beautiful young ladies. Ofcourse, all of us from Fort Greenwere pulling for MakaylaChancey, one of our members.The family was happy whenSherman’s great niece, EmilyAlbritton, was the first runner-up. I really liked DanielleSmith’s answer best to the finalquestion about whether or not awoman would be a good presi dent. When the pageant was over, we all, Joyce Coker, FayeChancey, Betty Waters, KarsonGoodwyn and I, rushed to getstrawberry shortcake from the 4-H booth. Betty Waters is looking for ward to attending the Fridaynight fifth-grade beauties as hergranddaughter, Karson Good-wyn, is one of the contestants. When younger, my grand daughter, Kaylee, wanted to winone of the big purple rosettes inthe arts and crafts. She finallydid! She had a wooden book shelf that spelled the word“love.” Stop by the 4-H boothand look at all the lovely thingsthe 4-H youth enter. Pray for one another and our nation. Jacob MolinaCelebrates His7th Birthday Jacob Molina turned 7 years old on Friday, Jan. 31. He marked the occasion with a birthday celebration with fam ily. He is the son of Pablo Molina and Sofia Rosales of Wauchula. Jacob

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B Raji Sonni, MD, FAAPMarcela Jativa, MD, FAAP Denise Mueller-Barker, ARNP Megan Ramirez, ARNP Estaremos abiertos los sbados comenzando el 2 de noviembre del 2013 horas 9 am to 12 pm. Solo para nios enfermos. Lunes Viernes 8:30 am 5:00 pm1125 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula (Complejo de Sweetbay)2:20c Por favor llama a 863-767-1616 para hacer una cita! La temporada de gripe ya esta aqui y vacunas contra la gripe es tan disponibles para nios de 6 meses a 18 aos de edad. H HA A N N C C H H E E Y Y’ ’S SC CA A R R P P E E T T S SnrCarpet Wood Laminate Vinyl C C A A L L L L F F O O R R A A A A O O I I T T M M T T D D A A Y Y O O R R I I H H T T ! o o r r c c a a l l l l ( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 7 7 7 7 3 3 4 4 7 7 9 9 2 2 H H o o u u r r s s : : M M o o n n d d a a y y t t h h r r u u F F r r i i d d a a y y 9 9 a a m m – – 4 4 p p m mWebsite: www.HancheysCarpets.com Email: HancheysCarpets@gmail.com 2:20c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY D n r r r r r r r a r a r rn rr dn "n # $ drrn rr r% r t&& n &&& '&& n &&& r r r U dn r r n r r industry is growing as more Americans live longer. Arthritis and being too heavy often causes joint problems. From left are Dr. J.C. Alvarez and registered nurs e Christene Griffin. JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY PHOTOBY JIM KELLYEr Dn ( *r ++, E *r r n W r dn ./ n ( dn r been Cat’s Corner and Cat’s Country *nhas been in business for 44 years. It was d $ r r d a (rrnRoyal Dalton (rrnTyco Br B rnCroc nVera Bradley nand# d rB ( P a n 0 rnEr Dn r # r d #d a dn $ n rn d rn rn d W n r dn r # d $ n 1r D n *r a rn r rn a n D rnr n W r #n r( (n d Dr n d r n d P r%n W r n *r a n a rn CATS ON MAIN REPORT His Will –Not Our Will It is often asked, why people continue doing something over again, even after deciding to stop doing whatever it is that they don’t want to do? We must know that being repeatedly defeated in our ef fort to rid ourself of an unwanted habit is a symptom of an unsurre n dered “will” to our Creator. If the governing nature in our power of choice is not decidedly placed in the sole possession of Jesus Christ, it remains yielded to the enemy alone. Satan is careful to conceal his real power in p eo ples lives by causing them to think that they are living life their way or “just doing their own thing.” We must also under stand that it is Satan that uses our “feelings” to guide the will. Christ desires us to live by faith guided by “Script ural reason.” Feelings must “follow” the action of the will rather than be ing the mo tivation for it. If you desire the joyful experience of true f reedom –tell Jesus that you are taking “your will” from Satan’s control and youare giving it to Him. Jesus will renew and then return it to you linked to His own. Our will, becomes His will and His will, becomes ours. Remember – continue daily – even if, for a time, the experience is comparable to plucking out an eye or cutting off a limb. soc2:20,27p PHOTO BY JIM KELLY*r ( # a $d dn 5n *ers Against Drunk Drr 2*DD3n( / "years ago at the Java Cafe. *DD rr r r d r ( rrn 9n 5 & d r rr ((r 6+ && n result of a bad choice. Use a designated driver for a night out. P lan ahead how you will get home.” Drunk driving crashes declined six years in a row before c limbing five per!cent last yn r D rr +5 *DD rrn rr r !ing. From left are John EnWauchula police r( cSue Br cMonica cand W n r ( a r r # !nancy Prevention. ROTARY HEARS MADD TALK COURTESY PHOTOr .& +" r Br r d r r 1d *r d ( d 2(3 a d r(( W r Chief of Police John Eason. Heartland Crime Stoppers is pleased to announce installednew officers for 2014 at the Jan.27 meeting of the Board of Di rectors. Sue Birge is chairwoman, Michael Weitz is vice chairman,Erica Allen is secretaryand Robert Dodd is treasurer. Birge is a Hardee County commissioner, and was chair woman of that board in 2013.She has been a member of theHeartland Crime StoppersBoard of Directors since 2011,serving as its vice chairwomanin 2013. Weitz, Allen and Dodd have all have served on the Board ofDirectors since 2011. This is Weitz’s first time as an officer,while Allen and Dodd are bothretaining their respective posi tions from 2013. The other members of the Board of Directors are MelonyBell, Michael Burgess, Larry E.Coggins Jr., Don Elwell, GregJames, Frank Johnson, GaryMullings and Justin Troller. In 2013, Heartland Crime Stoppers received 2,053 tipswhich resulted in 209 arrests andsolved 173 unsolved crimes. Atotal of $70,585 in rewards wasapproved. The value of recov ered property and seized illegaldrugs for 2013 was $338,068. Heartland Crime Stoppers is dedicated to making Hardee, Polk and Highlands countiessafer places to live, work andplay by offering a way for con cerned citizens to leave anony mous tips on criminals andcriminal activity. These tips areforwarded to law enforcementagencies for investigation. If a tip results in an arrest or the recovery of stolen propertyor the seizure of illegal drugs,the tipster is eligible for a cashreward of up to $3,000. Heartland Crime Stoppers will never ask for the tipster’sname, use Caller ID, or recordconversations or computer ad dresses. 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4B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 This week in history, as re searched from the archival pages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Her ald and The Herald-Ad-vocate . 75 YEARS AGO Florida school revenue declined $1,795,000 during the last school year, according to a sum mary of county reports re-leased today by State Superin-tendent Colin English. At the weekly luncheon of the Lions Club, upon recommendation of the Scout Com-mittee, Morris Page was made Scout master for the local troop. A tourist passing through the city on last Sunday afternoon had the misfortune to lose his trailer on Main street. The auto going West was not traveling fast when the accident occurred; it broke lose in front of the office of F.L. Revell and skidded into the side walk. Fortunately there were no cars parked on the street and no dam age was done. Many hundreds of Wauchula people will attend the First Baptist church on the night of Feb. 25 at eight oclock to see the new and beautiful picture of the Life of Christ; and the Pas sion Play, depicting the story of Jesus, from the Nativity to the Ascension, which is based upon, and patterned after the world-famous Freiburg and Oberammer gua Passion Plays of Europe, and which was actually filmed in Europe, the Holy Land, and Egypt, at a tremendous cost. 50 YEARS AGO The Hardee Wildcats, battling for a tie for second place in the tight Southwest Florida Confer ence race, knocked off Haines City, 71-61, Tuesday night in Haines City to run their confer ence record to 8-5. Larry Smith, formerly associate editor of The Leaksville (N.C.) News, has been named editor of The Herald-Advocate, Publisher W.J. Kelly announced this week. Smith, 24, assumed his new duties Monday. Twenty-three Hardee County school children will save shoe leather as a result of action last week by the county School Board. The board agreed to reroute a bus in the Fort Green area by one-half mile to reduce the childrens walking distance. Hardee County commission ers Thursday morning accepted a bid of $4,170 from Ratliff Insurance Agency of Wauchula for Workmans Compensation in surance for the county. The bid from Aetna Insurance Co. in cludes coverage while Sheriff Odell Carltons private plane is used on official business. 25 YEARS AGO Seven persons, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested Friday as they allegedly tried to buy drugs in a neighborhood south of Wauchula, sheriffs authorities said. The dealer, how ever, was an undercover police officer and his alleged cus tomers were taken into custody. Mandatory water use restric tions went into effect Monday in Hardee County despite rains expected for later in the week. The regulations, effectively banning daytime lawn sprinkling, apply to nine counties within the Southwest Florida Water Man agement District. Preparing for the district play offs which begin today (Thurs day), the Hardee varsity boys basketball team combined mo mentum and perseverance to beat the DeSoto varsity squad on Monday in Arcadia 68-61, 10 YEARS AGO A shooting that played out on U.S. 17 in Polk County has left two Hardee County men dead in a murder-suicide. A Zolfo Springs teen was sent to state prison on Monday after being convicted of lewd activity with a child and labeled a sexual predator. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Feb. 11 for the Best Western Heritage Inn & Suites, the first name-brand hotel in Hardee Countys history. A 16-year-old Wauchula youth is focused on preparing himself for the 2004 AAU na tional gymnastics competition. Joey Gicker, a Hardee High School sophomore, spends late afternoons and weekends prac ticing and participating in vari ous qualifiers to improve his skills, hoping to not only make the cut, but excel at Amateur Athletic Union meets. Way Back WhenQ: I am so into the CW show "Reign," and I wondered about the actress who plays Clarissa. Can you tell me what else she has been in? Mary Ellen F., via email A: Toronto native Katie Boland, 26, has been professionally acting since she was 9 years old, and is known for her roles on "The Zack Files," "Terminal City," "The Master" and a ton of other stuff. Right now at hulu.com, you can catch Katie in the 11-part Web series "Long Story Short," which she wrote and stars in, and co-created and co-pro duced (with her mother, Gail Harvey, who also di rects the series). I asked Katie how the whole idea for the Web series came about, and she told me: "My mom and I were interested in Web content, and she came to me and asked me if I had any ideas for a Web series. I had written some personal es says on what I call 'The Summer I Lost My Mind.' That was the material I used for 'Long Story Short.' "We shot the series in my childhood home, where my mom still lives. All the crewmembers were around my age, so it's a very young and excited crew. We would just shoot all day, and take a break for lunch. It was the most fun I've ever had being creative. It was an amazing experience, and I'm really excited to do it again [for season two]." Q: Several years ago, there was a TV program similar to "The Bachelor." It was about an all-American boy from Texas who went abroad to find love. He met a girl named Linda, who eventually moved to Texas to surprise him. It was a nice ending to the story. Do you have info on this program and/or whatever happened to them? Joyce M., via email A: The show you're thinking of is "The Next Joe Millionaire" a follow-up to surprise hit "Joe Millionaire" which aired on Fox in 2003. Rodeo-cowboy David Smith of Midland, Texas, went to Italy to find "true love" by masquerading as a million aire to a group of European women who were unaware of the show's actual premise. At the end of the season, David and Linda Kasdova rode off into the sunset together, only to break up a short time later. Q: A while back I heard about a new reality series called "Nashville Confiden tial," which was to be about the wives of prominent Nashville husbands (singers, songwriters, businessmen, etc.). However, I haven't seen anything about it since. Doreen D., via email A: TNT is on track with its Nashville-based reality series; however, the name has changed to "Private Lives of Nashville Wives." The series is set in and around the capital of the highstakes country-music business, and will follow a group of ac complished, opinionated and driven women as they deal with professional challenges, family issues and social relationships. The cast of wives includes Erika Page White (wife of country singer Bryan White), Sarah Davidson (wife of songwriter Dallas Davidson) and Cassie Chapman (wife of Christianmusic artist Gary Chapman). The series premieres Monday, Feb. 24, at 10/9c. Q: Now that Rob Lowe is gone from "Parks and Rec," what's he got coming next? Paul F., The Villages, Fla. A: Rob may have left "Parks and Rec," but he's staying with NBC. He's been tapped to star in a new pilot, a single-camera comedy called "The Pro," which centers around a golf and tennis club. Rob stars as Ben Bertrahm, a former doubles champion who is reunited with his ex-partner Bobby Welch (the hilarious Rob Riggle) after a public feud that left them both floundering in life. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. CelebrityExtraBy Cindy Elavsky DEAR PAW'S CORNER: Recently, an elderly relative was moved to a full-time care facility because she was unable to care for herself or her two dogs. We gladly took in "Sadie" and "Tasha," both small, mixed-breed adult dogs. I think they're very under weight, though their skin just hangs off of them. What is the best way to help them gain weight quickly? Jerry S., via e-mail DEAR JERRY: First, take them to the veterinarian for a complete checkup. While they may very well be underweight, make sure this is the case, as some dog breeds have somewhat loose skin. The vet also can determine their approximate age, check for any underlying med ical conditions and test for spe cific nutritional deficiencies. From there, work with the vet to put together the best diet for the dogs. It likely will include a mix of dry and wet dog foods, in specific amounts, for a certain number of feedings each day. I would not be surprised if they need to be given a nutritional supplement. The vet may be able to sell these to you, or recom mend where to buy them. And, if needed, they may be given medication. It's very important that they take any prescribed medi cines as directed. If Sadie and Tasha do not have up-to-date vaccination records, the vet will give them the vacci nations they need. While healthy dogs generally need to return to the vet just once per year, Sadie and Tasha likely will need to be seen more fre quently so the vet can monitor their weight gain and health, and adjust their diet if needed. I commend you for becoming Sadie and Tasha's new family it sounds like they will be well cared for. Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta Stephanie Gugle Computer TechPhone (863) 781-9720s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com soc2:20c INHOMESERVICE Priscellas Fabulous TouchSalon/Barber Shop Mon. Fri. 9am 6pm Sat. 9am 12pm(863) 285-6300 302 N. Charleston Ave., Fort Meade, FL Tanning Available soc2:20cLost Male Chihuahua. Tan w/white around neck and on the tip of his tail. Went missing Fri. 2/14 off East Main St. Wauchula near post office. If you have any info please C CA AL LL L 8 86 63 3-2 22 24 4-5 58 89 92 2 soc2:20p L L O O S S T T D D O O G G R R O O A A D D Y Y REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN $100 Dont Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102or email kuleanaadventures@gmail.compeaceriveradventures.com soc2:20c FitnessOn ThePeaceSat., February 22 Peace River Paddle Sports and Kuleana Adventures will be teaming up with Karen Mirlenbrink C.S.C.S., PMA-CPT to create an exciting day of fitness. The day will begin at 10:00am at Thousand Trails campground in Wauchula, FL with some Pilates and yoga on the Peace River. We will be using stand up paddle boards (SUP), but dont worry. Karen will also do some land based exercises for those who would prefer to not get their feet wet. After a good workout, we will head over to the historic Wauchula train depot for lunch. We will end the day with a short paddle down the Peace River.Pricing for this event is $60, which includes the pilates/ yoga classes, lunch, and SUP, kayak, or canoe rental. Email us for more details. Space is limited, so sign up soon!!kuleanaadventures@gmail.comTwo Of The Most Amazing Bible Study Sites And Morevisitwww.amazingfacts.orgorwww.amazingdiscoveries.org soc2:20-5:29p If Nostradamus would have written anything close to this!Consider Testimonies Volumn 9 beginning on Page 11 by E.G. WhiteM M u u s s t t R R e e a a d d s s : : D D e e s s i i r r e e o o f f A A g g e e s s & & T T h h e e G G r r e e a a t t C C o o n n t t r r o o v v e e r r s s y y Download entire E.G.W. App. from the E.G. White Estate soc2:20-5:29p Garcias Edward Garcia, owner (863)781-9221 soc2:20,27pM M o o b b i i l l e e D D e e t t a a i i l l i i n n g g Wash & Vac Car $25 SUVs $30 Wash & Vac, Degrease & Shine Interior Car $85 SUVs $125Clean Headlights $10 D D r r y y w w a a l l l l , L L L L C CPressure Washing Home Repair Handyman Services Tile Lawn Care B Be en ne ef fi it t ForHardee County Ministerial AssociationAndHardee Help Center T T i i c c k k e e t t s s $ $ 7 7 Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Roll & Ice TeaSponsored By Wauchula Moose#1487 Dine InorPick Up p.m. 3p.m. soc2:13,20 New Zion Baptist Churchwill be having aFood BankForNew Zion, Ona, Lily & Limestone CommunitiesWhile Supplies Last! soc2:20c Elsa V. GonzalezIncome Tax Service & Notary Authorized e-filer 19 Years of Experience19 aos de experiencia863-781-3631elsavg@embarqmail.com soc2:13-3:13p RememberingCharles E. Revell with love,John C. Revell soc2:20p On His 80thBirthday February 13th

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B mile run in her age group, finish ing in 7:50. She got bronze inthe 800-meter in 3:52 and alsoran the 400-meter. Seasoned runner Miracle Thompson, 12, broke the 201312-year-olds record in the 55meters. There was among morethan a half dozen girls, and theonly one from Florida, breakinglast year’s record. She ran it in8:07 to place seventh. She tookgold in the 400-meter in 1:07and also ran 28.8 for fourthplace n the 200-meter. Three other girls also partici pated in events. Savannah Con erly, 8, placed fourth in the milerun with a time of 6:41 and alsoran 4:17 in the 800-meter and2:17 in the 400-meter. Tatianna Mier, 13, placed fourth in the mile run in her agedivision in a time of 6:46. Shewas also fifth in the 800-meterin 2:50 and ran the strenuous3,000-meter in 13:56. Majavia Thompson, 11, ran the 55 meters in 9:18, the 400 in 1:22 and the 200-meter in 34.39. Boys Zachary Durastanti, 13, might have won the gold in the 3,000-meter, but lost a shoe in the firstlap and settled for the silver in atime of 12:17. (He earned aplace in any coach’s heart withthat performance, commentedCoach Carpenter). Durastantialso ran the mile in 5:37 and the800-meter in 2:35. Brothers Marco, 12, and Ri cardo “Rico” (10) Martinez bothtook silver medals in their agegroup in the shot put. Marcustossed his 22 feet, nine inches,while Ricardo’s distance was 17feet, nine inches. Marco also ranthe 55-meter in 9:64 and the400-meter in 1:29, while Ri cardo went 9:84 in the 55 meterand 39.30 in the 200-meter. Scott Meeks, 13, took bronze in the 3,000-meters in 12:23, onthe heels of Durastanti. He alsoran the mile in 5:48 and 800 me ters in 3:01. Brinson “Bun” Conerly, 11, ran the mile in 6:54 and 800-meter in 3:12. Jamal Holley, also11, also ran the mile in 6:54,and ran the 800-meter in 3:07and 400-meter in 1:15. There were a pair of 10-yearolds. James Cruz, ran the 55meter event in 9:57 and the 400-mete4r in 1:40. Darrell Hinesran the 800-meter in 3:48, the400-meter in 1:30 and 200-meter in 40.73. Zander Durastanti, 9, ran the mile in 6:42, the 800-meter in3:09 and the 400-meter in 1:26. Finally, there were a pair of boys in the 7-8 division.Cameron White ran the 55 me ters in 11:46, the 400-meter in1:52 and the 200-meter in 46.30,while Chase Bryant ran the 800-meter in 3:23, the 400-meter in1:46 and the 200-meter in 43.20. Local Track Gets Gold By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The local Mark Anthony Track Club claimed three gold,four silver and a pair of bronzemedals from the first major trackand field events of the season. Eleven boys and a half dozen girls went with Coach JamesCarpenter, parents and friends tothe huge Jimmy Carnes Invita tional at the University ofFlorida field in Gainesville onJan. 18. With 11 medals, and some good times, the youngsters areworking on decreasing theirtimes and distances for the Trail blazers Invitational March 22 atArmwood High School inTampa. Girls All the gold medals went to the girls. Adriana Mier, 11, tookthe gold in the 800-meter run in2:59. She also won silver in themile run in 6:22 and participatedin the 400-meter run. Hailey Bryant, 9, won the COURTESY PHOTOS Coach James Carpenter congratulates brothers Ricardo “Rico,” 10, (center) and Marco ,12, Martinez on their silver medals in their age group shot put events. There were 17 local youth making the trip to Gainesville to compete wit h others from all over the nation and several other countries; (front row, from left) Just in Cruz, Marco Martinez, Brin Conerly, Jamal Holley, Chase Bryant, Zander Durastanti Savannah Con erly, Camron White, Hailey Bryant and Darrell Hines; (back) Rico Marti nez, Miracle Thompson, Makjavia Thompson, Adrianna Mier, Tatiana Mier, Zack Durast anti and Scot tie Meeks. Dear Editor: Thank you for the warm re ception extended to me at the re cent meeting on February 6,2014 regarding phosphate min ing. The grave problem regarding phosphate mining and its envi ronmental and ecological de-gradation is present and isongoing. Our agricultural her itage and legacy is at risk. Thosewho attended the meeting, Mo saic, Board of County Commis sion and Planning and ZoningBoard shape our destiny. The reclamation lands are now unsustainable for agricul ture with the new mix of alien soils and pastures that are notsustainable for profitable cattleproduction. The phosphate industry has a unique opportunity and obliga tion to work with the citizens toreclaim our inheritance. I look forward to the opportu nity to visit the reclaimed sitesas portrayed on billboards andtelevision ads. Dr. Barbara C. CarltonWauchula Editor’s Note: This letter wassent to County Commissionersand members of the Planningand Zoning Board. 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6B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 AgricultureMobile HomesAppliancesNoticesAutomobilePersonalBoatsPetsFurniturePlants/ProduceGunsReal EstateHelp WantedRecreational HousesRentalsLivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServicesMiscellaneousWantedMotorcyclesYard Sales —The Classifieds— 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: (863) 773-2128 REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. O’NEAL REALTOR Commercial lot (zoned C-2) in side Wauchula City Limits.$14,000PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acsfronts SR 64 near Popash. Greatfor homesite or agriculture.NOW $80,000!9 ac grove on Main Street East,4” well, micro-jet irrigation.$60,000!1.3 ac commercial lotw/3,766SF restaurant & drive-thru has 130+ ft frontage onN&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000!3/2 home in Wauchula close tobusiness area w/3 sheds & abarn for your storage needs.$39,000!PRICE REDUCED! 37 acsw/3” 250’ well has perimeterfencing & dble paved rdfrontage. NOW $90,000! Karen O’Neal (863) 781-7633 REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153KAREN O’NEAL........... 781-7633JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 JIMMY EDENFIELD...........448-2821 MONICA REAS..............781-0888DAVID ROYAL.....................781-3490HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl2:20c 4BR/2BA CB home on HawaiianDr in Wauchula. $75,000!PRICE REDUCED! 200 ac ex cellent pasture for hunting deer& turkey. Will divide! NOW$2,950/ac!PRICE REDUCED! 20 acszoned industrial on Hwy 17.$399,000!5 acs. w/mature trees in DesotoCo. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000!4BR/3BA home & Hamlin groveon 20 acs. 2 pole bars, in-ground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000!89 acs fronts Peace River & in cludes cabin, barn, 3 wells, &35 ac grove. Excellent pasture& majestic live oaks w/plenty ofdeer & turkey. $735,000! See more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y 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 HighlandsHammock State Park. Beautiful high and dry home site. Price REDUCED! $475,500 — Lets make a deal!H H i i g g h h l l a a n n d d s s C C o o u u n n t t y y : : 5 acres in Venus excellent for hunting camp oncounty maintained road. Great for a weekend get away or permanent residence. $19,500729 acres of Prime land for possible future develop ment 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!!! Let’smake an offer! P P o o l l k k C C o o u u n n t t y y : : 451 acres on paved Singletary Rd. 31+ acres incitrus, 345+ boxes per acre. 2 wells 10" and 12",65%+improved, excellent pasture can be used forcitrus or farming. Asking $2,000,000 P P R R O O P P E E R R T T I I E E S S F F O O R R S S A A L L E E 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark Lambert RealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl2:20c Over “$35,000,000” in sales for Hardee and Highlands County area in 2013. And 21 Realtors at your service for all of your real estate needs. ERA Real Estate offices located world wide! RealtorsNOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc. ****REDUCED**** WAUCHULA – 3BR/2BA Home with central air & heat, corner lot across from the court house, totally remodeled with fresh paint, new windows and new fencing. Property is zoned commercial and would make a great location for Professional office. REDUCED TO $116,900 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 REAL ESTATE AGENTS!!!cl2:20c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net WAUCHULA Building Lot! 2.03 Acres on Kazen Rd. Ju st minutes from Wauchula. REDUCED TO $24,900 WE CAN ALSO BUILDTO SUIT!WAUCHULA – 1.25 Acre residential lot at the dead end – Lots oftrees for privacy – Culvert – Priced at $12,900WAUCHULA Wooded vacant lot! 2.75 +/acres on St Rd 64 West,great residential building lot with lots of big oaks. Priced to sell at$29,900 Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc.863-767-0313 Office 863-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning Arrestor Serving Hardee County Since 1994 11:7tfc EC13002737 24 Hour Emergency Service Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcCALLCarol’s Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 M M A A I I N N T T E E N N A A N N C C E E W W O O R R K K E E R R I I I I P P a a y y R R a a t t e e : : $ $ 2 2 1 1 , 4 4 3 3 4 4 . 1 1 2 2 ( ( $ $ 1 1 0 0 . 3 3 0 0 / / h h r r . ) ) $ $ 2 2 9 9 , 5 5 4 4 7 7 . 1 1 8 8 ( ( $ $ 1 1 4 4 . 2 2 1 1 / / h h r r . ) ) W n r ment. Applicants must have some knowledge of the gen eral maintenance trades. Ability to perform heavy manuallabor. ! M M u u s s t t h h a a v v e e a a H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l D D i i p p l l o o m m a a o o r r G G E E D D . ! A A V V a a l l i i d d F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C l l a a s s s s “ “ B B ” ” C C o o m m m m e e r r c c i i a a l l D D r r i i v v e e r r s s L L i i c c e e n n s s e e i i s s r r e e q q u u i i r r e e d d . Complete job description and Application forms postedon County website @ www.hardeecounty.net. Pleasesubmit applications to the Hardee County HumanResources Department @ 205 Hanchey Road,W !"##$ %&Benefits including State Retirement. cl2:20c% E %! '(') COORDINATOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE Full-time, year-round position responsible for coordinating andteaching Criminal Justice Academy classes and continuing work force education courses for criminal justice person nel. Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) required; Master’s de gree preferred. Five (5) years of law enforcement, corrections, orother related experience required. Experience teaching CriminalJustice courses is preferred. Current F.D.L.E. instructional certi fication including at least two high liability areas required. Startingsalary range: $50,000-$55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, health*life insurance, and vaca -t+,* .+012345367pplication deadline: February 24, 2014. Please visit our website to apply online.8:8;<8=>?@A=B=;;?88C?@A=BDGGDHIA>8I cl2:13,20cKMM NOPQTUXXOYO Z[\]OAvon Park, FL 33825 rrH,r^QQ_`aaPbPcd\eQO[]\OfOgc^ieYOdcUj HELP WANTED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS Full Time $24,356 00 klm noprmm suvwxy zlmp{||}~ ||{€m {~ xo{w‚ oƒplications for full time Telecommunication Spe 17/:7ABA-=C;CAB03/B:3/ABG3/@A=4/53have a high school diploma or equivalent, neverbeen convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, bewilling to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test, passa typing test and work shifts. Applications maybe obtained and returned by 4 p.m., March 10,n/BB63'63@744IA#44713nn'C;;7B'BWauchula, FL. If other arrangements are neces -~opy„ €o…… †‡ˆ‰ŠŠˆ‰‹ˆ‹Œ mxŽ Ž ‘‘ cl2:20,27c School Crossing Guard Wanted Part Time — $10.00 Hour The Hardee County Sheriff’s office is taking applications ’ “ ““ “ $ ” & !cessary. Must be 18 or older, possess a valid Florida driv ers license, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug te st and work shifts. You must have never been convicted ofa felony or a misdemeanor and pass a background inves tigation. Applications may be obtained and returned at the sheriffs office, 900 E. Summit St. Wauchula, FL by 4:00 p.m., February 24, 2014. Help Wanted cl2:13,20c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1998 DODGE STRATUS 4 DR SILVER VIN:1B3EJ46X5WN161634 10:00 A.M., MARCH 3, 2014 HILL’S TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl2:20c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1997 FORD EXPLORER 4 DR GREEN VIN:1FMDU32X5VUC68703 10:00 A.M., MARCH 10, 2014 HILL’S TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl2:20c The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage $&"(&'H$) '&' Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com LOOKING FOR 20 to 400 acrespasture. Our efforts save you workand worry. Leave message. 863494-5991.2:20-3:20pNOW PURCHASING citrus fruit forthe 2014 season for ChapmanFruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863781-4133. 1:9-5:29pCLEAN, FERTILIZED Hemarthriahay for sale, $30 per roll. Call 863-781-0104 or 863-559-7545. 11:14-4:10p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasingcitrus fruit for the 2013/14 seasonand beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384.7:8tfc 1997 DODGE CONVERSION Van,automatic 3.9 V6, $1,500 OBO. 375-3877, 781-2837. 2:13,20p Automotive Agriculture MAIN STREET PUB and Grille willbe accepting applications for ex perienced servers Mondaythrough Thursday. Apply in per son at 222 W. Main Street, Wauchula.2:20cSTAFF ASSISTANT, Hardee Cam pus (PT). Application deadline:3/4/14. Please visit http://sfsc.in terviewexchange.com for detailedposition posting. 863-784-7132.EX/EO/VETERAN’S PREF. 2:20,27c DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus.Great pay. Consistent freight,great miles on this Regional ac count. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507. 1:30-2:20c Help Wanted 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 enrich ing the lives of others with COM FORT KEEPERS. Apply online:ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Mostoffices independently owned and operated. 11:7-2:27c 4 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 CharlesA. Thompson, 772-633-7027. 1:30-2:27p Houses FOUND: Prescription glasses inKnollwood. Call to claim, 863-3811295.2:20nc ELITE MOBILITY power chair, likenew, holds up to 300 lbs., $300;end tables, cherry color, $30, 7734219.2:20p2 SEMI TRAILERS WITH LIGHTSused for storage 48’ $1,000, 40’$500. 2 halves of a trailer can havebut MUST move! Car trailer withelectric wench, $800. 1995 motorhome, $5,000, 59,000 miles.Ready for the road. 10’ aluminumboat, $200. Closed in truck bed for1 1/2 ton truck, $500. 863-2458659.2:13-3:13p 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 Miscellaneous Lost/Found NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 4DR DK BL VIN:1G3NL12E7YC403317 10:00 A.M., MARCH 12, 2014 HILL’S TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl2:20c

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—The Classifieds— February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B NEWLY LISTED LOG CABIN LOCATED INFORT MEADE!! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home has a great rustic charm of a country homein the city. Wood laminate floors, woodburning fireplace, metal roof and an openporch in back. Priced at $49,900 NEWLY LISTED!!!This 3 bedroom, 2 bathhome has a lot of space with plenty to spare,kitchen is huge with a moveable island. Thishome is in the very back of Sunset Park apeaceful neighborhood. Priced at $95,000 PRICED REDUCED!! HOME LOCATED INFORT MEADE!!This 3 bedroom, 2 bath CBhome in historic Ft. Meade has large familyroom, dining room, living room with woodlaminate flooring. A short drive to US Hwy17 for access to Bartow and Lakeland. Alarge back yard for family entertaining.Priced at $52,500 to $47,500 MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath con crete block home. Nice Family style home!Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 PERFECT HOME FOR YOU!! This 2 bed room, 1 bath frame home is located in urbanWauchula. Not far from Main Street. Thishome includes a 2 car carport, front andback porch, and an upstairs loft for a possi ble 3rd bedroom. Great opportunity for astarter home or investment for rental. Pricedat $42,000 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 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-2and lot 9 is zone C-2. Both lots are sold to gether. Priced at $18,000 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 GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie Mae Properties PRICE 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 $49,900 INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 9.55 acres used to be a nursery. Has very large metal buildingand a mobile home that could be used forstorage. With some TLC property can be upand running again. Priced at $67,999 GREAT STARTER HOME!! This 3 bedroom, 2bath modular home is located in BowlingGreen, FL. Has large yard, metal roof andfront porch. Carport with storage room.Priced at $34,900. PRISTINE MOBILE HOME!!This 3 BR, 1 1/2Bath, kitchen/dining, LR, 12/30 AdditionW/3rd BR. Wonderful play area or great room,2 car carport, screened porch and largework/storage/playroom. Totally redone. Cer tainly a must see! Priced at $49,000. 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 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 PEACEFUL FAMILY HOME! This 3 bed room, 2 bath brick home is on a quiet no traf fic road outside of city limits. Large oaks inyard, outbuildings, and alarm system. Pricedat $159,900 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, WAUCHULArnn6"rnnn 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!! cl2:20c Hardee Car CompanyWauchula Hills!"r#773-2088 Billy Hill Owner INBUSINESSFORO VER 25 Y EARS !M MO O N N D D A A Y Y– – S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9A A M M– – 7 7P P M MS SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1P P M M– – 6 6P P M M cl2:6c ‘92 Ford Pick-Up Utility Truck $2,200 CASH ‘95 3/4 Ton F-250 $1,350 CASH ‘96 Chrysler Concord $1,088 CASH ‘98 Lincoln Towncar $2,200 CASH ‘99 Red Mustang Convertable $1,350 CASH 2001 Buick LeSabre $1,850 CASH 2002 Chrysler M300 $1,850 CASH 2001 PT Cruiser $1,650 CASH$ $TAX TIME SALE$ $CASH ONLY $ $ cl2:20c Family Owned & Operated“Serving Central Florida For Over 20 Years” $50 Off Any Job $500 or More Licensed & Insured C CC 1325523 NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER 2:13,20p 863-453-5565 61.30 Acres Good property for farming with awell. Close to town.AVON PARK ESTATES! /.:886B Bath Home on 1 acre Asking $152,000 BRIARWOOD Subdivision. One of a kind! 3 /.:886B+<228=;//+=<30=5?:+9+:8=7.porch 2 car garage $299,000! COMMERCIAL BUILDING 4,600 sf on over 1 acre in town. Full kitchen with commercial ap pliances. Listed $99,500 ... MAKE AN OFFER!Frontage on North & Southbound Hwy 17! LOTZoned C-2 City water and sewer available.$86,500 MINI WAREHOUSES 19 units Great invest ment! $155,000Large commercial building, 1 block from Hwy 17!Frontage on 2 roads with parking. $149,00033 acre pasture with scattered trees. 11.56 ac canbe purchased separately.$299,00010.96 ac building site. Scattered trees & well.Manatee County $192,500GREAT LOCATION! 3 BR, 2 BA frame homebuilt in 2000. Large corner lot with fruit trees.$115,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 ##& "rnn52"+&+$rnrnnr www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Jim See 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 cl2:20c 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. –Wed. 10am –6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am –7pmC # #DH Hill’s Auto WorldB BU U Y YH HE E R R E E! P PA A Y YH HE E R R E E! NOC cl2:6tfc REVELLAUTOSALES45604-+/)1((/6rnnn After Hours Call: 863-245-0383 orSandra Miller 863-781-4577Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS A A l l l l h h i i c c l l s s 5 5 A A W W k k !n$5!$11$/35/1$/2.+220/0301 cl2:20tfc ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogssold in Florida be at least 8 weeksold, have an official health certifi cate, have necessary shots and be free of parasites. tfc-dh STRAWBERRIES! Center HillFarm, 2949 Center Hill Road,Bowling Green. Broccoli, cauli flower, cabbage ready now. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 2:13-3:13p 10AC GROVE, mostly earlies,electric pump, irrigation, CentralFlorida Ranch & Grove Realty, 863-781-0551. 2:13,20p24 ACRES, 167 Golden Oaks Rd.,Zolfo Springs, $90,000. 863-6080842. 2:6-3:20p60 ACRES, Dallas McClellan Rd.,Zolfo Springs, $299,000, 863-6080842.2:6-3:20p Real Estate Produce Pets ULLRICH’S STORAGE UNITS,several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291.2:20c2, 3, 4, 5, 10 BEDROOM H ouses, no deposit, $400 monthly up, cityand country, 863-773-6616. 2:27-3:6p 2 BR, 1 BATH MOBILE HOME $500 month, $300 security de posit. Charlie Creek Mobile HomePark. Teresa, 863-781-9084, Bill 863-781-4460.1:9tfc *RENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bed rooms. Cheaper than paying rent.Close to schools and hospital. Lotrent $300. Se habla espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc Rentals ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertisingany preference or limitation basedon race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make sucha preference or limitation. Familialstatus includes children under 18living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh RENT FREE 2000+ S.F., renovate,taxes, maintenance, licensed bar;$1,500/mo restaurant, 863-7736616.1:30-2:27p LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to carefor your loved one? I am a CNAwith CPR Certification, with refer ences. Give me a call 863-2612926.2:20-3:20pNEED YOUR HOME OR businesscleaned? Call Premium Commer cial and Residential CleaningService at 863-245-4648. Best rates in town.2:13-3:13p Services Rentals, Commercial K&%*('(%+()K Unlimited income potential. Call 863-832-4943 for more info. 1:30-2:27p ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave.,Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICH’S PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUBcollects NOT broken prescriptioneyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave.tfc-dhDO YOU HAVE a problem withdrugs? Narcotics Anonymousmeets Monday and Thursdaynight 7:00 p.m. at First UnitedMethodist Church, at the corner ofPalmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymousin Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B andHardee County Ordinance 87-09Section 10 Paragraph D require allads for any construction-relatedservice to carry the contractor’s li cence number.tfc-dh NOW OPEN: Charlie Creek Cu riosity Shoppe, 1235 Blue Jay Rd., Wauchula. 1:30-2:27pSATURDAY, 8-? 208 Park Drive. Lots of new things. 2:20p Yard Sales FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 9-?, 106 Golden Oaks Road, ZolfoSprings. Everything must be soldfrom house, barn, and garage.Tools, appliances, furnishings,electronics, kitchen, clothing and cattle. Thousand of items. 2:20pBARN SALE, Saturday, 8-2, 1968Ramon Pettaway, Zolfo. Thanks toeveryone who came out. Moreitems to sell. Off Hwy 64 East, fol low signs.2:20p

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8B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 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 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! COUNTRY LIVING! 4B/2Bth home on 2.06 acres; central A/C, built in 1988, carpet and vinyl floors. $165,000 GATED, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY! 3 lots total 1.03 acres @ $48,000 or buy individual lot, listed @ $16,000 5.23 acres in eastern Hardee County; wooded property on main road. $35,000 INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! 20 Acres with 19.5 acre cit rus grove, Earlies and Hamlins; 30 amp pump on timer; 6 inch well; house located on property has potential rental income of $850 per month. $425,000 GREAT BUY on this 3B/2Bth well maintained home close to hospital and school. $119,900 Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 SEMINOLE HEIGHTS 3 VACANT LOTS. $21,000 FANTASTIC HOMESITE on this 30 Acre tract! 70% pasture, re mainder wooded; secluded and fenced. $170,000 Income opportunity! 5 homes in Ft. Meade; can be purchased sep arately or as one unit. Call Colon for more details. 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. NEW: Commercial Property Hwy 17 across from Walmart, great road frontage, 3.19 acres. $695,000. 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. 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! SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker cl2:20c HillsAuto World3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 30 Day WarrantyMotor & TransmissionNOINTEREST ORFINANCECHARGES 2 2 4 4 H H o o u u r r T T o o w w i i n n g g S S e e r r v v i i c c e e L L o o w w e e s s t t P P o o s s s s i i b b l l e e R R a a t t e e s s F F a a s s t t a a n n d d R R e e l l i i a a b b l l e e7 78 81 1-3 30 09 90 0 o or r 7 78 81 1-3 30 09 91 1 cl2:20c Jimmy SandraBuy Here! Pay Here!1996 VOLKSWAGON JETTA$500 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer2002 CHEVY MALIBU$895 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer2002 FORD MUSTANG$995 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer1998 NISSAN QUEST$695 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer2004 FORD FREESTAR SEAutomatic, Air, All The Toys $995 Down Plus Sales Tax & Title Transfer N Ne ew w & & U Us se ed d T Ti ir r e es sWE HAVE OVER 1,000 NEW & USED TIRES IN STOCK ANY SIZE, MAKE & MODEL1 18 8 & & 1 19 9 T TI IR RE ES S A AS S L LO OW W A AS S$ $2 26 69 95 5F 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 7 77 73 3-0 07 77 77 7OR7 77 73 3-0 07 72 27 7116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart) BILLYBOBSTIREScl2:20cEqual Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809TDD 800-955-8771 $99 Move In Special through Feb. 28th 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 cl2:6-27c 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 MONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT Staton Auto SalesLarge Selection of Cars to Choose From Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 30 Day Guarantee on Motor & Transmission Onlycl2:13tfc Se Habla Espanol THE BEST DEALFROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, theres no better place to shop for your next car. NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.773-4478 Insured 30+ years experience Free Estimates Complete cl2:20c954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc Hearns Auto Cleaning Service Car Wash and Wax Carpet and Seat Cleaning Buff Compounding Headliners Replaced Vinyl Top Motor Cleaningcl2:20c Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66 Zolfo Springs(863) 735-1495 Home: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo Springs Mobile: (941) 456-6507cl4:19tfc GILLINC. 2/20/2014 Rise: 7:00 AM Set: 6:21 PM 11 hrs. 21 mins. Rise: 11:41 PM Set: 10:13 AM Overhead: 4:31 AM Underfoot: 4:56 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 71% per cent waning 71% Waning Gibbous 4:31 AM 6:31 AM 4:56 PM 6:56 PM 10:13 AM-11:13 AM 11:41 PM-12:41 AM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/21/2014 Rise: 6:59 AM Set: 6:22 PM 11 hrs. 23 mins. Rise: --:-Set: 10:57 AM Overhead: 5:21 AM Underfoot: 5:47 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 61% per cent waning 61% Waning Gibbous 5:21 AM 7:21 AM 5:47 PM 7:47 PM --:---:-10:57 AM-11:57 AM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -5 2/22/2014 Rise: 6:58 AM Set: 6:23 PM 11 hrs. 25 mins. Rise: 12:39 AM Set: 11:46 AM Overhead: 6:14 AM Underfoot: 6:42 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% per cent last 50% Last Quarter 6:14 AM 8:14 AM 6:42 PM 8:42 PM 12:39 AM -1:39 AM 11:46 AM-12:46 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/23/2014 Rise: 6:57 AM Set: 6:23 PM 11 hrs. 26 mins. Rise: 1:39 AM Set: 12:40 PM Overhead: 7:10 AM Underfoot: 7:39 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 39% per cent waning 39% Waning Crescent 7:10 AM 9:10 AM 7:39 PM 9:39 PM 1:39 AM 2:39 AM 12:40 PM 1:40 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -5 2/24/2014 Rise: 6:56 AM Set: 6:24 PM 11 hrs. 28 mins. Rise: 2:37 AM Set: 1:39 PM Overhead: 8:09 AM Underfoot: 8:38 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 28% per cent waning 28% Waning Crescent 8:09 AM -10:09 AM 8:38 PM 10:38 PM 2:37 AM 3:37 AM 1:39 PM 2:39 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/25/2014 Rise: 6:55 AM Set: 6:25 PM 11 hrs. 30 mins. Rise: 3:34 AM Set: 2:42 PM Overhead: 9:08 AM Underfoot: 9:38 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 18% per cent waning 18% Waning Crescent 9:08 AM -11:08 AM 9:38 PM 11:38 PM 3:34 AM 4:34 AM 2:42 PM 3:42 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -5 2/26/2014 Rise: 6:54 AM Set: 6:25 PM 11 hrs. 31 mins. Rise: 4:27 AM Set: 3:48 PM Overhead:10:07 AM Underfoot:10:36 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 10% per cent waning 10% Waning Crescent 10:07 AM-12:07 PM 10:36 PM-12:36 AM 4:27 AM 5:27 AM 3:48 PM 4:48 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average UTC: -52/27/2014 Rise: 6:53 AM Set: 6:26 PM 11 hrs. 33 mins. Rise: 5:18 AM Set: 4:55 PM Overhead: 11:05 AM Underfoot:11:33 PM Solunar Table Moon Phase is 4% percent waning 4% Waning Crescent 11:05 AM 1:05 PM 11:33 PM 1:33 AM 5:18 AM 6:18 AM 4:55 PM 5:55 PM Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better UTC: -5 Solunar Forecast The Classifieds SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH HAM On a wintry day, nothing satisfies more than an old-fash ioned favorite like split pea soup. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turnips if using, carrots, celery and onion; cook, stirring frequently, until carrots are tender-crisp, about 10 minutes. Add split peas, ham hocks, water, bay leaf, salt and allspice; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes. 2. Discard bay leaf. Transfer ham hocks to cutting board; discard skin and bones. Finely chop meat. Return meat to soup. Heat through. Makes 11 cups, or 6 main-dish servings. calories, 21g protein, 52g carbo hydrate, 7g total fat (1g satu rated), 3mg cholesterol, 1,174 mg sodium. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/re cipefinder/.(c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping

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Hardee ASAPP Held Dinner Jan. 30 PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Hardee High School Junior ROTC Color Guard participated in a commu nity awareness dinner on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Cent er. The dinner was sponsored by the Hardee Alliance Against Drug Abuse and Pregnancy Prevent ion (ASAPP). From left are Aaron Harrison, a Hardee High School ninth grader; Sue Birge, chai rperson of Heartland Crime Stoppers; Shawna Lambert; and Colon Lambert, presid ent of ASAPP. The Lamberts stressed the importance of not using drugs and alcohol and the impor tance of having good parents and role models in your life. They sa id 70 percent of Hardee teens do not use alcohol, 88 percent do not use tobacco, 89 percent do not use marijuana, and 97 percent do not use prescription drugs. “Accent the positive and own the upside.” Austin Judah played the guitar as entertainment.Guest speaker Patrick Grady of Wahoo near Bushnell en couraged people to avoid risky behavior and said every one makes mistakes but learn from making them. Choicesdetermine a person’s life. Choose friends wisely. Be goodrole models and have friends you trust. February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The 2014 boys weightlifting team is raring to go. The boys started their season last week. Results were un-available at press time for thedual meet on Feb. 10. The nextmeet is today (Thursday) at Se bring. There are two meets in March and one in early April before thesectional qualifying meet onApril 8 at Avon Park HighSchool. The state meet is April25 in Kissimmee. Hardee is in Class 1A, District 8, along with Avon Park,Bradenton Bayshore, SarasotaBooker, Sarasota CardinalMooney, DeSoto, LaBelle, LakePlacid, Lemon Bay and Braden ton Southeast. There are over two dozen fel lows on this season’s weightlift ing team. Among them are sen ior standout Keyon Brown, whofinished sixth at state last year.Others who excelled last yearwere James Greene, Joshua Al maraz and Omar Santiago andTyler Bragg. Others on the 2014 squad are Nelson Bethea, Levi Boyette,Jarrett Carlton, Parker Carlton,Alex Clarke, Noah Coronado, Zach Coronado, Sammy Garcia,David Gibson, Jose Gonzalesand Derrick Graham. Also Keith Guillory, Daniel Kalinuk, Eric Klein, HectorLopez, Blaiaine Molitor, Flo-rentino Pascual, Caesar Ra-mirez, Jeremy Reyna, JosephSigala, Jonathan Tucker, KevinWhite and Richard Yang. Weightlifters Get Started 2014 Weightlifting Feb. 10Avon ParkAway4:30 p.m. 20SebringAway4:30 p.m. Mar. 11 SebringAway4 p.m. 15 FrostproofAway9 a.m. Apr. 1BartowAway3:30 p.m. 8SectionalsAway3:30 p.m.25 State Meet Away7 a.m. 1. Name the last Big Ten baseball team before Indiana in2013 to reach the College WorldSeries. 2. Who was the last starting pitcher before Detroit's MaxScherzer in 2013 to start a sea son 11-0? 3. Name the two running backs who rushed for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for theMiami Dolphins. 4. In 2013, Liberty became the second men's basketballteam to get a spot in the NCAATournament despite losing 20games. Who was the first? 5. Three NHL goaltenders scored a goal during the 1990s.Name two of them. 6. Eight drivers have made NASCAR's "Chase for the Cup"at least seven times during itsfirst 10 years (2004-13). Namefive of them. 7. Entering 2013, how many female tennis players had won atleast 10 Grand Slam singles ti tles? ANSWERS 1. Michigan, in 1984.2. Toronto's Roger Clemens, in 1997. 3. Larry Csonka (1971-73) and Ricky Williams (2002-03). 4. Coppin State, in 2008.5. Chris Osgood (Detroit), Martin Brodeur (New Jersey)and Damian Rhodes (Ottawa). 6. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gor don, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stew art, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards,Denny Hamlin and Kevin Har vick. 7. Seven — Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, BillieJean King, Helen Wills Moody,Martina Navratilova and SerenaWilliams. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek 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 CenterRequest a complementary consultation!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. Shoes and nail polish can be wornimmediately after the treatment. 10:18tfc * Est. Mortgage Rate 4.25%Principle andInterest Only nrn%?*63>.C%.+:260 2:20,27c 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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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B 2:20,27c PROJECTGRADUATION 2014 4-PERSON, 18-HOLESCRAMBLETORREYOAKSGOLFCOURSEnr(*+$%( 0r(.&$'")!!'767-0302ENTRYFEEIS$60 PERPLAYER(Includes lunch, 18 holes with cart)R R E E G G I I S S T T R R A A T T I I O O N N D D E E A A D D L L I I N N E E I I S S S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y , M M A A R R C C H H 1 1 SPONSORED BY +,) /0)#n8:00 A.M. SHOTGUN START $ CASH PRIZES $1st Place $300 2ndPlace$200 3rdPlace$100 RAFFLE PRIZES50/50 Drawing G G o o l l d d S S p p o o n n s s o o r r $ $ 1 1 , 0 0 0 0 0 0 S S i i l l v v e e r r S S p p o o n n s s o o r r $ $ 5 5 0 0 0 0 H H o o l l e e S S p p o o n n s s o o r r $ $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 2:20c T T o o S S i i g g n n U U p p C C a a l l l l M M i i c c h h a a e e l l K K e e l l l l y y a a t t 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 8 8 1 1 9 9 6 6 2 2 8 8 o o r r D D e e r r r r e e n n B B r r y y a a n n a a t t 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 8 8 1 1 4 4 3 3 6 6 4 4 5TH ANNUAL HARDEE ATHLETIC FOUNDATION POKER TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, MARCHpm T ORREY O AKS G OLF C OURSE E NTRY F EE $ 75 1 ST P LACE ............ $ 500 2 ND P LACE ............ $ 300 3 RD P LACE ............ $ 200 R EFRESHMENTS AND D RINKS P ROVIDED A LL P ROCEEDS G O T O H ARDEE C OUNTY A THLETICS Spring sports are all going strong.Before saying “goodbye” to winter sports, congratulations to senior Steve Metayer who has been named to the FACA (FloridaAthletic Coaches Association) basketball All-Star team and will playin the annual All-Star game. ——— Girls softball started well with a split in preseason games and victories in the first two regular season games against district oppo nents. We didn’t get last week’s scores because of the school holidayon Monday, but we’ll catch up next week. Boys varsity baseball started with play in a pair o f preseason tournaments in Fort Meade and Avon Park The scores are not ongame-changer so far this season and we’re hoping to catch up withthe scorebook shortly. JV baseball had a rough start with cancellation of its opening game and a lopsided loss at Avon Park. They boys ar e young but ex pected to get on top of things shortly. The tennis girls started with a trio of victories. We didn’t get scores from last week from either the boys or girls. Boys weightlifting got going last week and has a meet at Sebring today (Thursday). Hopefully, we can get those results shortly. Track boys and girls both won in their two-day event against the DeSoto Bulldogs. Avon Park participated in the runnin g events only. Finally, junior high volleyball starts Mar. 6 at home against Avon Park. There are games at 5:30 and 6:30. Again, we hope to have ros ters soon. ——— In community sports, we hear that youth baseball and softball have begun. We will try to get rosters and information as best wecan. There’s a Men’s Church Softball League meeting on Monday at 6:30 at the softball complex off Altman Road north of the highschool. Team captains and coaches should attend and others are wel come. For more information, contact Carl Coleman at 781-1964 In boxing, there a “Rampage Rumble” Saturday in Sebring with a 10-bout night at the Highlands Today Center, formerly the High lands County Fair Convention Center. On the undercard is localRuben Ozuna in a 134-pound bout against Luis Rodriguez. Future events of Battering Ram Fight Promotions include pro fessional boxing, mixed martial arts and kickboxing in different ven ues in Highlands, Polk, Hardee, DeSoto, Charlotte and Sarasotacounties. Check their website for more information. In pro wrestling, there is an April 5 matchup at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center between local Eddie White and semi-re tired WW Wrestling star Rick Flair for White’s Florida heavyweighttitle. Tickets can be obtained at several local outlets closer to theevent or by calling White at 863-781-3904.Information from school and community athletic events is alwayswelcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at out website,sports@theheraldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column.Please note that the deadline for weekday sports events is 5 p.m.Thursdays. For events which happen after that time, sports news isdue by noon Mondays in order to have any chance of getting in thatweek’s paper, and is always on a space available basis. Sports Update By Joan Seaman Pioneer Creek RV News By Andie McCosco CHAPEL Butch and Becky DeGroff and Ron and Mickey White wel comed 206 to chapel. Wayne in troduced six people coming tochapel the first time this season.Devotions were led by JoanneArmour. She used a jar filledwith beans to signify Time. Weneed to seek first the Lord andspend time reading our Bibles. The choir sang “Sing Unto the Lord,” directed by SandyFeeser and accompanied by SaraHeller on the violin and CherylConkle on the piano. TheWomen’s Trio sang “Great is theLord.” Pastor David spoke using 1Kings 18:32. Throughout theBible God is represented withthe symbol of fire. An exampleis, Ahab and Jezebel who wor shiped Baal. Altars to God were torn down. It was a dark hour oftime in the land. The prophetElijah challenged all the people.They prayed to their god Baaland he was no help to them. Elijah rebuked Ahab, rebuilt the altar with 12 stones repre senting the 12 tribes of the land,made a sacrifice and soaked thealtar three times. He prayed toGod for three days. From theheavens fire rained down on thesacrifice. All fell down on theirknees and knew that God wasover all in the land of Israel. Wehave to have faith in God. SeekHim and believe. SCOREBOARD Horseshoes: After battling to a 16 to 16 tie in the previous twomeetings, Reflections finallybroke the stalemate with a 17 to15 win over Pioneer Creek in amatch played at Pioneer’s homecourts. The match was not de cided until the last battle of theday, which saw Reflec-tionswinning 21 to 17. Re-flectionsalso won the 50/50 monies.Score was kept by MarilynAchard. Bowling: Jim Noble had both high game and high score for themen. For the women, ArleneSeabright won high game andTerry Stamm had high score. SPOTLIGHT Bob and Pat Feurborn are from Leland, Ill. They metthrough Bob’s college room mate in 1964. This is a secondmarriage, and they have beenmarried 9years and have a total of eight children and 23grandchildren between them. Bob has been retired three times! He now farms and re stores antique farm equipment.Pat is retired from State FarmInsurance. He likes doingstained glass and woodworking.She does Swedish weaving,quilting and carving. They learned of our park through a farmer friend backhome. He had been down to thepioneer days and brought back abrochure. They have been com ing to the park for five years.Their claim to fame is that theyare on what their neighbors callthe Ponderosa lot, so they havea Black Angus statue in theirfront yard along with other ani mals. Bob has been a beekeeper since he was 14, and has had abeekeeping business. He nowmakes blackberry and elderberrypreserves and jams. Pat makesblackberry pies. They both enjoyvolunteering in the park and area wonderful addition. Dear Editor: I am writing this letter so that some old misconceptions can belaid to rest. Recently I and my family had to put our mother in a healthcarefacility. We researched andspoke with many people beforemaking the decision to put Momat Hardee Manor Health-careCenter here in Wauchula. After visiting there at different days, nights, and odd days wespoke to the residents them selves and the staff. We were im pressed by what we saw andheard. We noticed that the staff has a lot to do. Even when extremelybusy they listen to and respond to their clients. Mother has beenthere a month now and has set tled in really well. This is not the “old Hardee Manor” that we heard so muchabout, I’m pleased to say. Upper management goes out of the way to answer questionsand respond to the situations putbefore them. From nurses andstaff to activities, floor crew tolaundry, rehab to meal time,each person who works thereshows so much care and con cern. I take pleasure in saying I sup port the Hardee Manor Health care Center. Mary ColeWauchula Letter To The Editor ) !!'()!&+#)!!!$-!*$"#)$*! AROUND THE PARK It is amazing how our calen dar is just full of things to dohere at the Oasis. We had a great time at the "Super Bowl Bash." The buffettables were just full of deliciousfinger foods, and with people toenjoy. Ice cream social was deco rated by Mike and Carol Yaw.Two prizes were given out, Car olyn and J.R. Renick and EddiePhilips. Those having birthdayswere Wayne Barnes, ShirleyHyde and Garry Marr. An-niver sary was Lucy and Leo-nardStarr. Baking the cakes were meand Winnie DeWitt, EmmaWest, Arlene Huiet, Carol Yaw,Kathy Gaylog and Jenny John son. Our Bible study was well-at tended on Tuesday morning at10, taught by Connie Swanson.The study was on prayer andwhat God has to say about pray ing. Connie did an excellent jobin presenting this to us. We had16 in attendance. BINGO Thursday, the 23rd, Mary Young won the 50/50, the coverall was split with Sheri Perry,Merle Early and D. Malekovic,and the jar was split by KarenLovell and Kathy Slagle. Sixmerchant certificates were givenout. Jan. 30, Norma Reid won the 50/50 and coverall went toEddie Philips. Seven merchant certificates were given out toothers who said “bingo!” Feb. 3, Debbie Smith went home with the 50/50, and EddiePhilips again won the coverall.Cherie Perry took the jar. POKENO Jan. 29, six were playing and Joyce Longueuil bagged, andthe rest won some, except Au drey Semler, who was the bigloser. On Friday, the 31st, Joyce Lingueuil and Connie Akelianbagged. Feb. 3, Shirley Hydetook all the girls’ pennies andran home. CHURCH SERVICE Sunday, Feb. 2, the Bluegrass group sang many specialsongs as well as great congrega tion singing. Pastor Swanson preached from Psalm 19, on "Heaven andthe firmament on Earth." Wehad 36 in attendance. WII BOWLING We had 10 bowlers. Mike Yaw took all honors with a highgame of 248 and high average of223. SHUFFLEBOARD Jan. 28 saw Winnie DeWitt beating out Richard Lovell forthe championship. Feb. 4, there were 12 players. Ann Day won all her games. HORSESHOES They're sure gearing up for the tournament coming up soon! May God be with you and yours. Oasis RV News By Georgianna Mills

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12B The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014back By KAYLEE HOGENAUERSpecial To The Herald-Advocate For this interview I have selected my grandmother. Rilla Cooper was born inValdosta, Ga., on June the 30th of 1937.She had two brothers, Don and Shellie. When she was my age, her favorite thing to dowas going tothe pictureshow be-cause theydid not get to go very often. It only cost50 cents to get in back then; when shewas even younger it was nine cents. In high school she played basketball. Basketball was very different back thencompared to now. For girls, that is. Theycould only play on half-court. Also, onlythe “forward” could shoot baskets, andthe guard tried to prevent the opposingteam’s “forward” from scoring a point. Everybody loved to go to school back then. This was the place where you sawyour friends; otherwise you saw them atchurch. If you didn’t go to school thenyou would be working out in the fieldwith your parents. That is why every kidwas overjoyed to go to school! Girls were not allowed to wear jeans and a T-shirt to school like we do now.They had to wear dresses, skirts,sweaters and bobby socks. Back thenkids only had 11 grades of school; herbrother was the first class to have 12grades. In school they had Bible read-ing, The Lord’s Prayer, and the flagsalute in homeroom. Every Friday theyhad Chapel, which was kind of likechurch but at school. Quite often after school, kids would go to the local drugstore to have avanilla Coke and hang out and have fun. On a typical weekend, she and her family cleaned house and washedclothes; back then you had to hang themon the clothesline outside because theydid not have a dryer. “In the winter,quite often our clothes would freeze.” At Age 8, She Worked In The Tobacco Fields She and her brothers were taught what was right and what was wrong, andthey knew to obey. So, kids would notdisobey because they didn’t want toknow what the consequences were ifthey did. Her family went to church every Sunday morning, then they took a ride to thelocal ice cream shop following Sundaydinner. Schroyer’s Ice Cream Shop wasowned by the parents of SonnySchroyer, who played Enis in the TVshow “Dukes of Hazzard.” Sonny wasborn and raised in Valdosta, Ga. Families did not have quite as much money as we do now. So, often they hadthe same thing for supper every night.When they had special meals, her ab-solute favorite was roast beef with car-rots and potatoes surrounding the meat.For dessert she loved pound cake orcookies with canned peaches. She lived in the country, and at the age of 8, all of the family worked in to-bacco fields. When she was about 13she worked in a clothing store. “It wasnice when ladies liked what I picked outfor them.” Later she worked in a dimestore; she sold records and while shewas doing that, she played all the popu-lar songs all day. Next, she worked at Dairy Queen and made 60 cents an hour. Every time theminute hand went forward around theclock, she had made a penny. Sheworked at the Dairy Queen until shebegan at Southern Bell Telephone Co.during her senior year. She never quit ajob until she had another one to go to. Back In Time is the result of a class assignment given to ninth graders atHardee Senior High School. Each student is asked to interview an olderperson. Selected interviews are pub-lished here as an encouragement to thestudents and for the enjoyment of ourreaders. Back Back In In Time TimeNOTICE OF CITY OF WAUCHULA CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING 225 E MAIN ST., SUITE 105 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 5:30 P.M. OLD CASES 13-087-LKelley L Denny712 W Main StreetNEW CASES 14-007-LLarry & Catherine Reynolds1074 Downing CircleFINE/LIEN / LIEN FORGIVENESS 09-146-LJose Rodriguez & Geneieve Valdiviez405 Tulane Avenue11-019-MNyet Vui & Chen Lip Wong 415 Heard Bridge Road Any interested person(s) will be heard at this meeting. If an y person decides to appeal any decision made by the Special Magistrate with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.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, p articipation, 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) 773-3535. 2:20c Opportunity for a Public Hearing — NOTICE — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing notice to the public that will offer the opportunity for a public hearing regarding proposed changes to US 17, which is also known as State Road 35, in the Town of Zolfo Springs, Fl orida. US 17 (SR 35) will relocate one block east along the abandoned railroad corridor and Oak Street. If the change is adopted, the Town of Zolfo Springs will own this s ection of US 17 (SR 35) and rename it Main Street.FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, nation al origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. People wanting to comment on this subject should respond in wri ting to FDOT’s project manager listed below by March 6, 2014. If people express an int erest in this hearing, it will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Zolfo Springs Civic Center, 3210 US 17 south in Zolfo Springs. For more information, please contact: Antone Sherrard FDOT Project Manager 801 North Broadway Avenue Bartow, Florida 33830 Antone.Sherrard@dot.state.fl.us (863) 519-2304 Information about this project is also available on www.FDOTUS17projects.com. 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Biscuits were served with guava jelly and st rawberry/rhubarb jelly from Jane Klein and wildflower honey from Peace River Bees, along with ora nge pound cake and lemon/cranberry pound cake. From left are Jessica Prescott, executive director of Peace River Explorations, and Jim See. From left are Casey Dickson, executive director of the Hardee County Cham ber of Com merce; Olivia Minshew, Wauchula assistant city manager; and Jessica Prescott. Chamber Of Commerce Hosted Breakfast Bar

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 20, 2014 PAGE ONE By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate A Hardee County teen has been chosen to become a queen. Destiny McCauley, 18, was crowned Florida Angus Queenby the Florida Angus Associa-tion. The Bowling Green resi dent is the daughter of Timothyand Nell McCauley. She willimmediately begin her royal du ties at the Florida State Fair. Destiny has rapidly been moving up; this past spring shewas named Junior Angus Queenand last year was crownedAngus Princess. However, she says being a cattle queen is different from theaverage beauty pageant. “Youhave to go to work. Working inthe ring, helping to move cows,handing out ribbons, assistingkids in the ring,” Destiny notes. Becoming Florida Angus Queen is only one of the manyrecent achievements she has. Destiny’s bull, Avatar, was named Florida’s Premier AngusBull for the second year in a rowby the Florida Cattlemen Asso ciation. Her steer, Fireball, wasgiven the title of Grand Cham pion at the South Nation-als heldin Perry, Ga., last summer. She also had the Grand Champion cow/calf pair andGrand Champion Bull at boththe South Florida State Fair andFlorida State Fair; Senior Show manship and Grand ChampionHeifer at the South Florida Fair;Grand Champion Bull, GrandChampion Heifer, Grand Cham pion cow/calf pair and Show manship at the GreaterJacksonville Fair. Her 7-year-old brother, Adam, looks to Destiny for lead ership and guidance and becauseof that, he was able to earnshowmanship titles at the lasttwo Angus shows he attended. Destiny also keeps busy with other activities. She is the historian for Future Farmers of America; 4-H Clubpresident, Club Lucky Clovers;District 10 president in 4-H; na tional reporter and editor forScoops Publications; and is a in the spring, where she will pur sue a double-major in agricul tural communications and inbusiness. Destiny says, “I would like to work for a breed association oneday.” mester away from graduatingfrom South Florida State Col-lege with an Associate of Artsdegree, thanks to AdvancedPlacement courses. Destiny then plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University member of the Key Club andNational Honor Society. She is set to graduate in the top 10 percent of the Class of2014. After graduating fromHardee Senior High School,Destiny also will be just one se Local Teen Crowned Florida Angus Queen COURTESY PHOTO Destiny McCauley of Bowling Green wears the crown andsash of the state angus title. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Stephanie Nelson of Teaneck, N.J., on Thursday, Feb. 5, demonstrated against U.S. Pres ident Barack Obama at the entrance of the Wauchula Post Offic e. She is a paid em ployee of the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee, which ha s been campaigning for the president’s impeachment since February 2010, “when the president took away funding for NASA,” the nation’s space program. LaRou che also opposes the president’s health care plan and several other aspects of his administratio n, including Fast and Furious, the Ben Ghazi terrorist attack on the American embassy in Libya, and the state of the union addresses. She was signing up people to members hips for $25 annually, $50 if receiving regular newsletters. Nelson urges those who support impeach ment to contact their congressmen and urge Congress to restore the Glass -Steagall economic act of 1933. A website is larouchepac.com. ANTI-OBAMA DEMONSTRATION 2:13c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.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. The sure way to miss suc cess is to miss the opportuni ty, and every problem is anopportunity. 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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C r-)9;3)5,')@A')<+0<3) A (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aaron’s Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) Bob Duncan Owner/Pharmacist, Carin Duncan Bralts Pharmacist, Red Camp Pharmacist, Erik Alvarado Tech Front Techs: Sofia Sanchez, Pauline Ochoa, Brian Delp Pharmacist, Sue Labato and Julian Gar cia DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday .:A<=:H Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm2:20-3:6c WE NOW OFFER UPS SERVICESHeartland Pharmacy Accepts Packages To Ship Via UPS PIZZA HUT Fundraiser Join us every Monday & Wednesday thru March 12 as we join with Pizza Hut to raise money for Relay For Life. Use Promo Code “Relay” when ordering on-line or mention “Relay for Life” when paying in pe rson. Help Us Find A CURE! HARDEE COUNTY NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING EDC/IDA The Hardee County Economic Development Council/Industrial Development Authority will hold a special meet ing at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26th at theHardee County Board of County Commissioners Cham bers, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida.This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabledperson needing to make special arrangements shouldcontact the Economic Development Office (773-3030) atleast forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting.Vanessa Hernandez,CHAIREDC/IDAHARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 2:20c Gene Davis Sales Manager Stop in and see why we will not be undersold! Selling 14 brands of different new vehicles is just the beginning. 1031 U.S. Highway 17 N. Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 781-1947 www. 2:20c MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, GrahamCrackers, Buttery Toast, Straw-berry Poptart, Whole Grain Waf fles, Apple Slices, Condi-mentsand Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Wowbutter & JellySandwich, Garden Salad, GreenBeans, Fruit Cup, Condi-mentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Strawberries, AppleJuice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Mac & Chesse, Personal Pep peroni Pizza, Vegetable Blend,Celery Sticks w/Dip, Lemon &Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat,Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tart, Golden Grahams, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Cup,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Roll, Turkey Tacos, Yogurt Par fait w/Fruit, Garden Salad, BlackBeans, Fruit Cocktail, Condi ments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast,Orange Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Hamburgeron Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cu cumber Slices w/Dip, Broccoli,Apple, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, Blue berry Glazed Pancakes, Cinna mon Glazed Pancakes, FruitCocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Chicken Fajita Wrap, Cookie,Hamburger Gravy, Roll, MashedPotatoes, Carrot Sticks w/Dip,Apple Slices, Condiments andMilk MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Poptart,Whole Grain Waffles, AppleSlices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Spaghetti, Wowbutter& Jelly Sandwich, GardenSalad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup,Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Strawberries, AppleJuice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Deli Combo Sub, Personal Pep peroni Pizza, Vegetable Blend,Celery Sticks w/Dip, Lemon &Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat,Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tart, Golden Grahams, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Cup,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Roll, Turkey Tacos, Yogurt Par fait w/Fruit, Garden Salad, BlackBeans, Fruit Cocktail, Condi ments and Milk JUNIOR HIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS What’s For Lunch? THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast,Orange Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Hamburgeron Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cu cumber Slices w/Dip, Broccoli,Apple, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage Pizza, Buttery Toast,Blueberry Glazed Pancakes,Cinnamon Glazed Pancakes,Fruit Cocktail, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Chicken Fajita Wrap, Cookie,Hamburger Gravy, Roll, MashedPotatoes, Carrot Sticks w/Dip,Apple Slices, Condiments andMilk MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast,Strawberry Poptart, Whole GrainWaffles, Apple Slices, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Tuna Salad w/BreadBowl, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, GreenBeans, Fruit Cup, Pear, Condi ments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Taco Salad, Spicy ChickenSandwich, Pepperoni Pizza,Vegetable Blend, Celery Sticksw/Dip, Lemon & Blue RaspberryFrozen Treat, Yourt Parfaitw/Fruit, Banana, Condimentsand Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tart, Golden Grahams, SuperDonut, Buttery Toast, Straw-berry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Salad w/Breadstick, Cheese-burger on Bun, Oven FriedChicken, Roll, Turkey Tacos,Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad,Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Or ange, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast,Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, OrangeJuice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Baked Chicken Sand wich, Cheeseburger on Bun,Grilled Chicken Chef Saladw/Breadstick, Chef Saladw/Turkey, Roll, Hamburger onBun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cucum ber Slices w/Dip, Broccoli,Apple, Fruit Punch, Condimentsand Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Turkey Sausage, Buttery Toast, WholeGrain Pancakes, Fruit Cocktail,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Fajita Wrap, Cookie, Grilled Chicken ChefSalad w/Breadstick, HamburgerGravy, Roll, Mashed Potatoes,Cheese Sticks w/Dip, MiniCheeseburger, Carrot Sticksw/Dip, Apple Slices, Peaches,Condiments and MilkIndividual menus are subject tochange. SENIOR HIGH 1. LANGUAGE: What does the word "glabrous" mean?2. MUSIC: Which folk music group recorded the originaltheme song to "Gilligan's Is land"?3. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does thecharacter of Titania appear?4. GOVERNMENT: What are the five rights guaranteed in theFirst Amendment of the U.S.Constitution?5. GEOGRAPHY: Mexico is divided into how many states?6. ENTERTAINMENT: What was the title of Elvis Presley'sfirst movie?7. MEDICAL: How is dengue fever transmitted?8. HISTORY: Which World War II general earned the nick name "The Desert Fox"?9. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: Where does the phrase "eat, drink and be merry" comefrom?10. INVENTIONS: Who in vented the bathyscaphe, used forunderwater exploration? ANSWERS 1. Hairless or smooth2. The Wellingtons3. "A Midsummer Night'sDream"4. Speech, religion, press,peaceful assembly and the rightto petition government for re dress of grievances.5. 31 states and one federal dis trict6. "Love Me Tender"7. Mosquitoes8. German Field Marshal ErwinRommel9. Ecclesiastes 8:1510. Auguste Piccard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez BIBLE TRIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Sinai in the Old or New Testament or nei ther? 2. In Exodus 32, who con fessed the building of the goldencalf to God? Abraham, Moses,Noah, Aaron 3. On what mountain did Eli jah challenge the prophets ofBaal? Zion, Horeb, Pisgah,Carmel 4. From 1 Corinthians 13:13, what is the greatest of virtues?Faith, Hope, Charity, Forgive-ness 5. What king of Gerar took Sarah from Abraham? Agag,Abimelech, Abijam, Ahab 6. Who owned the field where Ruth gleaned? Boaz, Bil dad, Bartholomew, Benja-min ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Moses; 3) Carmel; 4) Charity; 5)Abimelech; 6) BoazMore Trivia? Visit www.Trivi aGuy.com (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. HEARTLANDPHARMACY DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For some reason, I have gotten intothe habit of checking my pulsewhen I walk or when I sit.While I watch TV, my pulse isabout 100. Isn't that way toofast? —C.K. ANSWER: Pulse and heart beat are one and the same. Whenthe heart ejects blood, a pressurepulse is created in the all thebody's arteries. You can feel thepulse beat in the neck, the ankleor the thumb side of the wrist.A normal pulse rate (heartbeat) is60 to 100 times a minute. Your100 is normal, but at the high endof normal. Since you have no symptoms, you don't have to rush to see adoctor. But at your next exam,mention your high pulse rate.The doctor can judge if condi tions that lead to a fast heartbeatneed to be investigated. An over active thyroid gland and anemiaare two such conditions. The booklet on heartbeat irreg ularities explains the heart'smany rhythm problems. Atrialfibrillation is the chief one. Youdo not have it. Readers can ob tain a copy by writing: Dr. Dono hue — No. 107W, Box 536475,Orlando, FL 32853-6475. En close a check or money order (nocash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canadawith the recipient's printed nameand address. Please allow fourweeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I do hope you will be able toreply to my question. It issomething that quite upsetsme. My granddaughter had a tattoo put on her arm fromshoulder to elbow. Why sheever did this is be yond me. She is tobe married nextSeptember. She istrying to cover thetattoo with makeupso it won't be seen.Is it possible to haveit removed? Doplastic surgeonstake these thingsoff? —C.G. ANSWER: People mulling overthe wisdom of a tattoo shouldconsider it like they would a dia mond -something that lasts for ever. It could make them pause. Yes, tattoos can be removed with lasers. Treatment is expen sive, time-consuming and some times cannot get rid of all tracesof the tattoo. It depends on thepigment used, but lasers do apretty good job. Work is underway for the development of pig ments that are more readilyerased. Plastic surgeons, dermatolo gists and other doctors are adeptat removing tattoos. Older treatments, still used from time to time, include cut ting out the skin (done with smalltattoos) or abrading the tattoo,similar to abrading acne scars. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can I do to get rid of acarbuncle? I have had it forfour months. —M.G. ANSWER: Carbuncles are huge boils that pene trate more deeply than doboils. They have to beopened and drained of thepus within them. Antibi otics generally are pre scribed, too. Often, the antibiotic chosen has to be one that's effec tive against MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus,pronounced "mersa"). MRSA isone of the new supergerms thatare touched only by a few, rarelyprescribed antibiotics. Carbun cles are found most often on theneck, back, thighs and buttocks.You must have a doctor treatthem. You're not going to meetwith success on your own. 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) 2014 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 D D o o n n ’ ’ t t F F o o r r g g e e t tW W e e N N o o w w H H a a v v e e N N o o n n E E t t h h a a n n o o l l – – R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n a a l l G G a a s s ! ! ! For dependable hometown service, Hardee County’s only locally owned & operated bulk fuel distributor for over 22 years! Open Mon. Fri. 7:00 am 5:00 pm 863-773-9466 156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 2:20c The Herald-AdvocateHardee County’s Hometown Coverage !#!"A $"!"Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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4C The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC14-017 JEFFREY BAIR, Petitioner and ROXANA ECKER-aRZUZA, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ROXANA ECKER-aRZUZA 512 West 122nd Tampa, Florida 33612 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jeffrey Bair whose ad dress is 26 Redwood Trail, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 on or before March 14, 2014, and file the orig inal with the clerk of this Court at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Se bring, FL 33870 before service on Petitioner or immediately there after. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the peti tion. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 29, 2014 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: A.R. GONZALES Deputy Clerk2:6-27p_______________________________ _______________________________ 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 Road Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that 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 im mediately 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 Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 24, 2014 VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: CONNIE COKER Deputy Clerk1:30-2:20p_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 252013GA000094 252013GA000095 IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF JOSE LUIS DEANDA JUAREZ ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR THE PROPOSED GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR CHILD TO: ANGELA JUAREZ-ORTEGA Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ramona DeAnda, Petitioner, c/o Stacey H. McNelis, Es quire of Colon & McNelis, P.A. whose address is Post Office Box 130, Bartow, FL 33830-0130 and Victoria Erica DeAnda, Petitioner, c/o Nathaniel White, Esquire whose address is 515 E Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830 on or before thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, at P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873 before service on Petitioner or immedi ately 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 the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12,285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: February 7, 2014 VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Edwina Murphy Deputy Clerk2:13-3:6c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000474 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. LURENA BLANDIN A/K/A LURINA BLANDIN, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mort gage Foreclosure dated February 03, 2014 and entered in Case No. 25-2012-CA-000474 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Cir cuit in and for HARDEE County, Florida wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and LURENA BLANDIN A/K/A LURINA BLANDIN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATE OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at 11:00 AM, on the 5th day of March, 2014, the follow ing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 3 AND 4, LESS THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 16, MAGNOLIA MANOR, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 514 WILL DUKES ROAD, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 10, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Amer icans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to partici pate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett & Frap pier, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa, Florida 33606, tele phone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.2:20,27c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2013-CA-000469 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA A. HARRELSON A/K/A CHRISTINA AUREA HARRELSON, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mort gage Foreclosure dated February 03, 2014 and entered in Case No. 25-2013-CA-000469 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Cir cuit in and for HARDEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and CHRISTINA A. HARRELSON A/K/A CHRISTINA AUREA HAR RELSON; FLORIDA HOUSING FI NANCE CORPORATION, A PUBLIC CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at 11:00 AM, on the 5th day of March, 2014, the follow ing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, FRACTIONAL LOT 9, AND ALL OF LOTS 10 TO 12 INCLUSIVE IN BLOCK 36 OF THE TOWN OF LIMESTONE, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1. A/K/A 5015 PRESCOTT AV ENUE, 5150 CR 663 SOUTH, ONA, FL 338658791 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 10, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Amer icans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to partici pate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett & Frap pier, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa, Florida 33606, tele phone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.2:20,27c_______________________________2nd Public Hearing NoticeHardee County BCC is applying to the FL Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low income persons. Hardee County will utilize the $750,000 grant for Housing Rehabilitation of single-family, owner-occupied dwellings to remove both safety/health hazards. Applicants must not exceed the LMI levels as established by HUD. A min imum of 9 owner-occupied housing units will be completed for a construction cost projection of $630,750. Activity Budget LMI Housing Rehabilitation $630,750 100% Temporary Relocation $ 6,750 100% Administration $112,500 N/A Hardee County plans to minimize temporary relocation costs to the homeowner during construction with program funds to help provide storage units on site. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the app. will be held at Community Develop., 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 201, Wauchula, Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. A draft copy of the app. will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the app. will be made available at Community Develop. Mon. Fri., from 8-5 no more than 3 days after February 28, 2014. The app. will be submitted to DEO on or before March, 12, 2014. To obtain additional information concerning the app. & the public hearing, contact Shelly Massey @ 863-773-6349. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person, non-English speaking person & any others who may require assistance to attend the public hearing should contact Massey @ 773-6349 at least 2 calendar days prior to the meeting. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) contact Massey @ 773-6349 or the FL Relay at 711. Pursuant to Sec. 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the app. The disclosures will be made available by Community Development & DEO for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on & after the date of submission of the app. & shall continue to be available for a minimum period of 5 years. 1.) Other government (Federal, State & local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit or any other form of direct/indirect benefit by source & amount; 2.) The identities & pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors or consultants involved in the app. for assistance or in the planning/development of the project or activity; 3.) The identities & pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4.) For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners or others listed in 2 or 3 above which are corporations or other entities, the identification & pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder or other official of the entity; 5.) The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds & the amount provided; & 6.) The expected uses of all funds by activity & amount. 2:20c Women: Learn To Fish!Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! seminar March 8-9. This event is hosted by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-ser vation Commission through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, and will be at the Mat lacha Community Center, 4577 Pine Island Road NW, in Mat lacha, which is near Fort Myers. Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible an gling. During the two-day hands-on event, FWC educators will demonstrate ethical angler habits, such as safe hook removal, release techniques, fish venting and more. Local fishing guides will provide instruction on fishing techniques and methods. Cant make this one? Two more Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! events are scheduled for this spring, including one in Dania Beach, April 11-13, and one in Stuart, May 16-18. To learn more, visit ladiesletsgofishing.com, call (954) 475-9068 or e-mail info@ladiesletsgofishing.com. Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Claude Lee Kersey, 37, Wauchula, and Jo Ann Lopez, 52, Wauchula. Jack A. Hudnall, 52, Zolfo Springs, and Leda May Woodward, 48, Zolfo Springs. Ronald Christian Prentice, 37, Wauchula, and Rebecca Lee Rodriguez, 47, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Anthony Grider vs. Kristen Yeomans, judgment for tenant eviction. Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Thomas Garza, default judg ment. CACH LLC vs. Stacy Costas, judgment. Valencia Gardens Apartments vs. Irma Garduna, judg ment of eviction vacated, stipulated agreement approved. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recently in county court: Donna Jean Granadero, pos session of marijuana, not prosecuted. Lee Shannon Harris, domes tic battery, not prosecuted. Jason Leon Enriquez, resist ing an officer without violence, five months in jail, $425 fines, costs and fees. Cynthia Carol Howell, tres passing in an occupied struc ture/conveyance, 90 days in jail, $575 fines, costs and fees. Ramiro Jimenez, possession of drug paraphernalia, 10 days in jai. $475 fines, costs and fees. Jesus Leon-Rodriguez, domestic battery, 14 days in jail, $777 fines, costs and fees. Juan Carlos Mendez, battery, not prosecuted. Melissa Denise Stringer, possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to felony court. Joe Roman Valdez, posses sion of drug paraphernalia, 90 days in jail, $425 fines, costs and fees. John Andrew Whidden, do mestic battery, transferred to pretrial intervention program (PTI), return April 2; domestic assault, not prosecuted. Ciana Elmeus, domestic bat tery, transferred to PTI, return March 5; battery, not prose cuted. Ronald Edward Beck, trespass on structure/conveyance, transferred to PTI, return Feb. 26. Jason Alan Davidson, retail theft, transferred to PTI, return March 19. Sylvestre Sandoval Soto, domestic battery, transferred to PTI, return April 2. Florencia Avila, battery, transferred to PTI, return April 2. Kyle Schrank, trespass on school grounds, transferred to PTI, return April 3. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Ryan Moore and Kevin Moore vs. Gage Harbarugh and Wendy Stewart, petition for in junction for protection. Mary Griffin vs. Eddie White, petition for injunction for protection. First National Bank of Omaha vs. Joseph A. Brennick, damages contract indebted ness. Jessica Gonzales vs. Eloisa Alvarez, petition for injunction for protection. Jessica Gonzales vs. Mindy Lee, petition for injunction for protection. Olivia P. Blas and Jaime Blas, divorce. Jessica Lynn Adams and Teddy Ray Adams, divorce. Alma V. White and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Roy Gonzales, petition for child support. Cathy Diane Lazorko and DOR vs. Raymond L. Lazorko, petition for administrative child support order. Millie Johnson vs. Cleofas Juan Leyva, petition for injunction for protection. Gerald Spurgin, Richard O. Wiggins and Brittany Wiggins vs. State Farm Mutual Auto-mo bile Insurance Inc. and Darren Lite Townsend, damages auto negligence. Michael Harris vs. Aaron Leavins et al, petition to review inmate situation. Miranda L. Young and DOR vs. Michael Kevin Smith, peti tion for child support. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Teresa Michelle Bailey and James Earl Bailey, divorce. Wauchula State Bank vs. Alfred Warren and Pamela D. Poucher, judgment. State Department of Transportation vs. Roger and Kay M. Bowers et al, order of taking under eminent domain. Loretta Cephus vs. Jamey Vance et al, voluntary dismissal. Kristine Lee Datema and DOR vs. David Gene Savage, order. Neff Rental vs. Southland Grading and Paving Inc. and Justin L. Hayes, judgment. Kaytonya Perry vs. Gregory Perry, dismissal of injunction for protection. Megan Juarez vs. Ray Rivera, injunction for protection. Ashleigh Logan Harned Lovett and William Everett, order on child support contempt enforcement. Trenda Wiggins vs. Richard Coates, dismissal of injunction for protection. Robin Michelle Knarr and DOR vs. Daniel Roy Knarr, order on child support contempt. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of re cently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adjudicated guilty unless noted oth erwise. When adjudication is withheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation. Sentences are pursuant to an investigative report by and the recommendation of the state probation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Oscar Cisneros, violation of probation (original charges two counts possession of metham phetamine and carrying a con cealed weapon), new probation five years, $360 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Calvin Lavon McLeod, sell ing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church/school/etc, possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church/school etc. with intent to sell, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of school/church etc. with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church/school etc. with intent to sell and possession of a structure for traffic/sale or manufacturing controlled substances, 11 years Florida State Prison with credit for 510 days served, $1,945 fines, costs and fees; trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in hy drocodone, trafficking in oxycodone, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted. James Christopher Brown, burglary of a dwelling while armed with a firearm and grand theft, eight years Florida State Prison with credit for 442 days served, $1,395 fines, costs and fees; grand theft of a firearm, not prosecuted. Jason Leon Rodriguez, violation of probation (original charges reckless driving and resisting an officer without vio lence), probation revoked, five months in jail with credit for 68 days served, $100 fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Tammy Jo Friel, two counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a daycare with intent to sell, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park and possession of a struc ture for trafficking/sale or man ufacture of controlled substances, 10 years Florida State Prison with credit for 270 days served, $1,275 fines, costs and fees; possession of methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone, four counts possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a daycare, two counts unlawful use of a two-way communication device, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park within intent to sell and possession of a place where controlled substances are illegally kept or sold, not prosecuted. Shane A. Mizrahi, use of a computer to seduce a child, two years Florida State Prison with credit for 86 days served, fol lowed by probation 30 months, designated sexual offender, $950 fines, costs or fees. Debbie Faye Thompson, grand theft and uttering a forged instrument, 180 days in jail with credit for 105 days served, fol lowed by probation five years, $1,205 fines, costs and fees. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: James A. and Ima L. Petty to Steven L. and Robyn R. With ers, $58,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as trustee to Staton Inc., $47,400. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Frances M. Thomas Jr. et al, certificate of title to Wells Fargo Bank, $25,300. Bank of America vs. Heather Lane et al, certificate of title to Bank of America, $25,100. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Estate of Magdalene Glover Lackey et al, certificate of title to Wells Fargo Bank, $75,000. Schwartz Hardee Properties to DY/Stevens LLC, $30,300. Jeff J. and Jan F. McKibben to Felix C. Naranjo Sr., $135,000. First National Bank of Wauchula to Tyrone Roman and Sheila Roman, certificate of title to First National Bank, $26,200. Wauchula Real Estate Inc. to Tulsi Investments, $475,000. Leonora A. Melenday to Andres Gustatino Garcia-Hernan dez and Juana Salazar-Reyes, $50,000. Wauchula State Bank to Robert J. Sr. and Marilyn J. Cor bett, $16,600. Laren S. Chester to Dale Peery and Agnes Peery, $60,000. The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoverageTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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February 20, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C CITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2nd Public Hearing Notice The City of Wauchula intends to apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Fiscal Year 2013 Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) Neighborhood Revitalization Grant of up to $700,000.Unmet needs (alternates with low bids on the base work) may be cons idered with available funds including upgrading the water mains to 8” PVC in the same C DBG eligible area. The City of Wauchula will not cause displacement of any persons as a result of this project. A public hearing to allow for public comment on the application will be held at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 105, on Wednesday, March 5 2014 at 5:00 PM. A copy of the proposed application will be made available no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2014. All interested parties may view the proposed application during regular business hours at the City Administration Building, 126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873. For information concerning the public hearing or the proposed CDBG applic ation contact Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Assistant City Manager, (863) 773 -9193. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped access ible location. Any persons requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually i mpaired should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535, at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-E nglish speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the m eeting 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 s pecial accommodation at this meeting should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City C lerk, (863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting.Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following dis closures will be submitted to DEO with the application. The City of Wauchula an d DEO will make the dis closures available for public inspection upon request. These d isclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall cont inue to be available for a minimum period of five years.1.Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project i n the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, c redit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2.The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, cont ractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or develop ment of the project or activity; 3.The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons wit h a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 1 0% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4.For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others list ed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identi fication and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6.The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.All persons wishing to be heard please take notice and govern yourself ac cordingly. You are further advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision with respect to any mat ter considered at these proceedings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbati m record of the proceed ings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 2:20c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the following ordinance. ORDINANCE NO. 2013-05 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO PEOPLES GAS SYSTEM, A DIVISION OFTAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, A NON-EX CLUSIVE NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT TO USE THE PUBLICRIGHTS OF WAY OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AND PRE SCRIBING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH SAID FRANCHISEMAY BE EXERCISED; MAKING FINDINGS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVER ABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at Re gular Commission Meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Commission Ch ambers at Zolfo Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its ad option into law. The or dinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during regular work ing hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meet ing with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal i s to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcript s. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Ac t, any person requiring spe cial accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Clerk’s Office at least 48 hours before the hearing by contacting (863) 735-0405 Fax (863) 735-1684 Attest: Amanda Gibson, Town Clerk Juan Otero, Mayor 2:20c I I n n a a J J i i f f f f y y I'm a Southern girl, so corn muffins and cornbread are a bigpart of a complete meal aroundour house. I have a wonderfulrecipe for cornbread from"scratch" when I have time tomake it, usually on weekends.On weekdays, I reach for mytrusty blue box of Jiffy CornMuffin Mix. Jiffy mixes are produced by the Chelsea Milling Company,operated by a family whose rootsin the flour milling business dateback to the early 1800s. "We have been milling flour here in Chelsea for over 120years," says company presidentHowdy S. Holmes. His grandmother, Mabel White Holmes, developed andintroduced the company's firstprepared baking-mix product,Jiffy Baking Mix, in the spring of1930. It now offers a variety ofJiffy mixes from muffins, brown ies, cakes and frostings to pizza,pie crusts and their best-sellingcorn muffin mix. The company is built on a sim ple recipe — offer customers thehighest-quality ingredients at thebest price possible. "I think our consumers appre ciate what we do, and that's tooffer value," says Holmes. Thanks to Chelsea Milling Company's success, Holmes sayshe's reluctant to mess with thebusiness model. "Everyone's always in a hurry to change things," says Holmes."If something works, recognizeyou shouldn't change it. Youneed to polish the system or the KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis process from time to time, but ifit works, leave it alone." Chelsea Milling Company is a complete manufacturer. The en tire operation is located inChelsea, Mich., and its product isshipped out to all 50 states, aswell as some foreign countriesthrough the U.S. military. "Anytime you outsource something, there's a profit num ber that doesn't get calculated. Sowe make our own boxes; westore our own wheat; we mill ourown flour; we do our own pack aging; we do our own mixing;we do our own logistics," saysHolmes. Thanks to its in-house manu facturing, Holmes says ChelseaMilling is able to save moneyand pass on those savings to thecustomer. The one area whereHolmes isn't afraid to spend,however, is on his employees,who he says deserve to be paidwell. "We expect a lot from our em ployees. We compensate themfairly, and we expect them toparticipate," says Holmes. "Lifeis not a spectator sport, so youneed to get in the game." You can "get in the game" using this iconic corn muffin mixin this delicious recipe for South west Stew with Corn Dumplings. SOUTHWEST STEW WITH CORN DUMPLINGS Stew:1-1/2 pounds ground beef,turkey or chicken1 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar1 can (28 ounces) Rotel dicedtomatoes with peppers (mild orhot)1/2 can (15.2 ounces) wholekernel corn, drained; or 1 cupfresh or frozen and thawed,corn kernelsCorn Dumplings:1 package Jiffy Corn MuffinMix1/2 can (15.2 oz.) whole kernelcorn, drained; or 1 cup freshor frozen and thawed1 tablespoon onion powder1 tablespoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 egg3 tablespoons milk 1. For the stew: Brown ground beef, onion, garlic, chilipowder, cumin, salt and pepper.Drain off any excess fat. Stir intomato paste and brown sugar;cook, stirring occasionally, for 5minutes. Add tomatoes withgreen peppers, and the corn, andsimmer for 10 minutes. 2. For the dumplings: Com bine muffin mix, corn, onionpowder, garlic powder, salt andpepper. Stir in egg and milk, andmix until blended. Drop by table spoon on the bubbling stew.Cover and simmer 15-20 min utes. Makes 6 servings. (For more recipes, visit www.jiffymix.com)Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's author,culinary historian and the authorof seven cookbooks. Her newcookbook is "The Kitchen Diva'sDiabetic Cookbook." Her web site is www.divapro.com. To seehow-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) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis E>A+=6,/<>38=>/38A29 made the following sage obser vation: "There are only twoways to live your life. One is asthough nothing is a miracle. Theother is as though everything isa miracle." E +8C:/9:6/,/63/@/>2+> one should never remove one'swedding ring. However, one su perstition holds that doing so isperfectly acceptable -as long asthe ring is being used to ward offa witch. E'2/2381=?<:<3=381 about the fact that upon thedeath of British novelist, poetand essayist D.H. Lawrence, theauthor's body was cremated.What is unusual is that, at Law-rence's request, his ashes weremixed into the plaster used tobuild the D.H. Lawrence Ranchin Questa, N.M. E=+669A//8+::<9+-2/= if you live in New Jersey, Penn sylvania or Iowa, you mightwant to keep in mind your state'stax policy. If you're buying apumpkin to carve into a jack-o'-lantern, you'll need to pay tax onthe gourd. Pumpkins used forfood purposes, however, aresubject to no such tax. E8+&+?.3-9?:6/ who had spent their honeymoonin Malaysia encountered diffi culty on the return flight home.It seems that the groom felt thebride was taking too long in theairport restroom, so he boardedthe flight back to Saudi Arabiabefore she did. When he allowedthe plane to leave without her,she insisted on an immediate di vorce. E'2/8/B>>37/C9?@//8 joyed a happy hour out withfriends, you might want to con sider the virtually unknown ad jective "gambrinous," whichmeans "to be content and happydue to a stomach full of beer." ——— Thought for the Day: "My ad vice to you is to get married. Ifyou find a good wife, you'll behappy; if not, you'll become aphilosopher." — Socrates (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver MID-WINTER WORKOUT STILL GOING STRONG I'm actually working out on a daily basis this winter. Unlikeprior winters, where I could al ways find an excuse to avoidgoing to the gym — it's cold, it'ssnowing, it takes too long to getthere and back — I've finallyfigured out how to get aroundmy own faulty reasoning. A few months ago I wrote about purchasing a small manualtreadmill, hoping that this wouldfinally do the trick for me. I'veput the treadmill in the livingroom (it leans up next to the wallwhen not in use), along with aselection of hand weights on theend table next to the lamp. Andit works. While it's not a fullgym workout, it's still a bit ofexercise. I can watch the televi sion while I walk, and have evenused the seniors walking work out CD while on the treadmillbecause the music is good. The small hand weights have been useful, but I'm ready to up grade to slightly heavier ones.Hint: Start with light weights, oryou might get discouraged andnot use them at all. The wrist and ankle weights have been used only a fewtimes, as they can cause jointpain if put on the wrong place.For the wrist weights, it lessensthe stress on joints if used fartherup the arm, say halfway to theelbow. And ankle weights needa lot of padding underneath, butstill won't stay in place if walk ing. They do work for seated legraises, however. So, there's my mid-winter workout report. How are youdoing with your workout resolu tions? They say that if you cankeep something going for 21days, it can become routine.Matilda Charles regrets that shecannot personally answerreader questions, but will incor porate them into her columnwhenever possible. Send emailto columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. S ENIOR N EWS L INE by Matilda Charles WINTER VEGETABLE SALAD Here, winter's bounty makes a terrific salad.3 cups small cauliflower flow erets3 cups small broccoli flowerets2 carrots, peeled, cut length wise into quarters, then cross wise into 1-inch pieces (1 1/4cups)6 ounces green beans,trimmed and cut into 1-inchpieces (1 1/2 cups)1/2 cup classic French vinai grette 1. In 5-quart saucepot, heat 3 quarts water to boiling over highheat. Add cauliflower and cookuntil tender-crisp, about 4 min utes. With slotted spoon, transferto large bowl. Add broccoli, car rots and green beans to saucepotand cook until tender-crisp,about 5 minutes. Drain, add tocauliflower. 2. Add dressing to vegetables and toss to coat. Cool to roomtemperature; cover and refriger ate at least 1 hour to blend fla vors or up to 24 hours. Servechilled or at room temperature.Makes 6 accompaniment serv ings. E+-2=/<@381,9?>nr calories, 4g protein, 11g carbo hydrate, 13g total fat (2g satu rated), 0mg cholesterol, 283mgsodium.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping

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8C The Herald-Advocate, February 20, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE 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. CARL TON, 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 5THday of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28thday 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. 197.5121:30-2:20c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE 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.: 1209 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 02-36-25-0000-00930-0000 Description of Property: 5 AC (TRACT 9) COM NW COR OF SEC RUN S 00 DEG 40M 56S W 1485.17 FT N 84 DEG 35M 58S E 180 FT N 63 DEG 04M 37S E 128.72 FT N 43 DEG 08M 10S E 236.90 FT FOR POB N 22 DEG 27M 25S E 150 FT S 32 DEG 34M 23S E 923.96 FT S 07 DEG 05M 47S E 133.38 FT S 67 DEG 04M 425 W 227.73 FT S 59 DEG 55M 11S W 50.21 FT N 19 DEG 44M 25S W 941.55 FT TO POB 2 36S 25E 430P380 469P461 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: VINCENT J. HONC, AS TRUSTEE 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 19THday of MARCH, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 29thday 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.: 252013TD061XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5122:6-27c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE 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 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 5THday of MARCH, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28thday 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. 197.5121:30-2:20c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK C/O BRIDGE TAX, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is sued 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.: 970 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 27-34-25-0730-00018-0010 Description of Property: S 20 FT OF LOT 9 & LOTS 10 & 11 BLK 18 R & S RE-SUB OF R & S ADD LOCATED IN SEC 26 TWN 34S RNG 25E 636P547 724P1094 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: ADNAUD LOUIS AND JOYCE RENEE LOUIS 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 19THday of March, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 30thday 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.: 252013TD063XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5122:6-27c Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Feb. 16, Jose Luis Mata, 48, of Griffin Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with disorderly intoxication. Feb. 16, LaCresha Denise Carlton, 20, of 635 S. Fifth Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel anad charged with fraud swindling an innkeeper and resisting ar rest without violence. At the jail, Sgt. Mark McCoy detained her on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 16, Scott Colin Fields, 38, of 1842 Dishong Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas and charged with trespassing failure to leave property upon request. Feb. 16, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported. Feb. 15, a residential burglary on Mowatt Street was reported. Feb. 14, Ernesto DeSantiago, 29, of 4621 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on two counts of vi olation of probation. Feb. 14, Rafael Junior Juarez, 37, of 1060 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz on an out-ofcounty warrant. Feb. 14, Benjamin Marvion Myers, 63, of 3218 Hart Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Trp. William Roberts and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries. Feb. 14, Sergio Reyes Leon, 27, of 4502 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Martinez on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 14, thefts on Lily Church Road and on Mockingbird Road were reported. Feb. 13, Jenny Poblano, 28, of 818 Hudson St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 13, Valeria Cristina Gallegos, 25, of 1378 Lisa Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 13, a residential burglary on Ratliff Road and criminal mischief on Third Street East were reported. Feb. 12, Kristine George, 19, of 2951 Redbird Lane, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 12, David James Mendoza, 28, of 516 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Martinez and charged with larceny petit theft. Feb. 12, thefts at Wilbur C. King Boulevard, Merle Langford Road, U.D. 17 North and Snell Street were reported. Feb. 11, Vickie Ann Valdez, 33, of 411 Louisiana St., Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 11, Armando Hinojosa, 36, and Heather Marie Pavolini, 24, both of 979 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, were arrested, each on charges of violation of probation. Feb. 11, thefts on Makowski Road and on Lincoln Street were reported. Feb. 10, Jessica Eileen Oliveras, 37, of 10142 Granite Bay Dr., Orlando, was arrested by Dep. Kim Peiffer on a charge of contempt of court. Feb. 10, Greg Achord Spivey, 77, of 2346 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily hard. Feb. 10, a tag stolen on Pine Avenue, criminal mischief on Polk Road and a theft on Snell Street were reported. WAUCHULA Feb. 16, a theft on Diana Avenue was reported. Feb. 14, Quinton Carlton, 21, of 730 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. Feb. 11, a fight on Eason Drive was reported. BOWLING GREEN Feb. 12, a residential burglary on West Jones Street was re ported. Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com