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The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 13 4 S ections, 52 Pages 70 P lus 5 Sales Tax Thursday, February 27, 2014 SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT THEHERALD ADVOCATE .COM Pioneer Park D ays Under Way Special Section Inside! Hunters: Bag L imit To Rise . Story 5A Commission Adds Metal Detectors C C i i i i c c e e a a d d e e r r i i l l l l e e d d n n S S a a r r a a s s o o t t a a 2014 Hardee County Fair Concludes PHOTO BY KAYLA ELMORE 2 014 Kindergarten Princess Tyler Pace. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO 2 014 Princess & Prince Mady Tyson and Josiah Lozano. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO 2 014 Lil Miss Hardee County Darla Joe Harned. COURTESY PHOTOS Y oure promised a wicked good time by Hardee Senior High Schools Class of 2014 if you attend one of the three upcoming performances of The Wicked Witch of the Old West. Getting into character (above, from left) are Kevin Borjas as the Tin Can Man, Emily Hughes as Coyote and Savannah Miller as the Wicked Witch. Showtime is 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, all at the HHS Auditorium, 830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Admission is $3, and door prizes include a 32-inch flat-screen television, a Kindle Fire and gift certificates. SENIOR PLAY WEATHER D ATE HIGH LOW RAIN 02/1985490.00 0 2/2086540.00 02/2184620.00 02/2284630.04 02/2385650.00 02/2482600.00 02/2583600.00 TOTAL Rainfall to 02/25/2014 4.75 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...............12B Entertainment...............7C Hardee Living................2B Obituaries......................4A Puzzles..........................7C School Lunch Menus...9B Solunar Forecast..........1C By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The new owner of Sweetbay Supermarkets has agreed to sell its Wauchula location to Rowes IGA, changing its previously an nounced plans to rebrand the store as a Winn-Dixie. Bi-Lo Holding LLC, the par ent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery-store chains, originally entered into an agreement to acquire all Sweetbay stores in May of 2013. Bi-Lo Holding and the Del haize Group have now an nounced they received ap-proval from the Federal Trade Com mission to proceed with the transaction. Bi-Lo Holding will acquire all of the stores in the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reids supermarket chains from Del haize. Bi-Lo Holdings then agreed to divest of the 12 Delhaize America stores in Florida, Geor gia and South Carolina. This will include the Sweetbay stores in Arcadia, Lake Placid See By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate Hardee County commission ers voted to add increased security screening for anyone wishing to attend the public meetings. Citizens and meeting participants will now have to walk through a metal detector to check for weapons before being allowed to enter the board room. If m etal is detected, a deputy with a handheld wand will fur ther check the individual for any potential weapons before allowing that person into the meeting. Pocketknives of any size will not be permitted in the room. During breaks, or if a person leaves the room for any reason, people will have to pass back through the device before re t urning to the meeting. The portable walk-through metal detector is expected to cost approximately $6,500. County Manager Lex Al-britton said State Statues re-quire the Sheriffs Office to provide security at commission meetings and to act as its sergeant of arms. The metal detector will require an additional deputy, who w ill staff the station at all times during the meeting. Albritton said he surveyed 44 other counties and found a wide range of security measures in place across the state. Three counties surveyed said they do not even have a deputy at all meetings, while four larger counties have a full gauntlet of security measures in place. H illsborough County and three others have a deputy in place, an armed security officer, metal detectors, a wand, X-ray machine, a bulletproof dais, a panic button, a private entrance for board members and limited entry points into the board room. The new security measure here passed by a 4-1 vote, with Grady Johnson opposing the i dea. I think we are going too far and there has to be a simpler way, Johnson said. Mike Thompson said he is See DETECTORS 3A By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate A local banker and commu nity advocate was killed early Sunday in Sarasota County as an outing with friends turned tragic. Donald Hugh Donnie Canary, 35, of Wauchula, suc cumbed at the hands of an employee of the night spot where the group had gathered, the Sarasota County Sheriffs Office said. Charged in his death is Brad Thomas Stanford, 32, of Bradenton. Stanford was booked into the Sarasota County Jail at 6:02 a.m. on Sunday. He is charged with negligent manslaughter, a sec ond-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in Florida State Prison. He remains in custody in lieu of bond pending trial. Sarasota sheriffs detectives noted their investigation into the incident is ongoing. Canary was senior executive vice president of commercial lending at Wauchula State Bank, having earned a Bachelors Degree in business and finance at the University of Florida. He was a 1996 graduate of Hardee Senior High School, and a member of the varsity Wildcat football team which went on to claim the state runner-up title in 1995. Canarys love of sports and community carried him onto the field as an adult as well, coaching youth soccer and tee-ball. He also was instrumental in the con struction of the Burton Building at the Leon Sharp Youth Center, a Kiwanis Club project in con junction with the YMCA. In fact, Canary was a current director and a past president of See CIVIC LEADER 3A Canary By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate And its over. The 73rd annual Hardee County Fair has concluded. And now, there are several new winners and newly crowned royals. However, the fair isnt just about the pageants. There were also rabbit, poultry, swine and steer shows. On Monday, Feb. 17, the rabbit show was held and Will Cornell received Best of Show for his Havana. The next day, Jor dan Miller earned Best of Show for his Bantam in the poultry show. The swine show also was held on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Taking home Grand Champion Swine was Heidi Smith. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the steer show was held and Dillon Boze man earned Grand Cham-pion Steer. The last two days of the fair included the secondand fifthgrade pageants, while the kinde rgarten pageant took place on Sunday, Feb. 16, all in the AgriCivic Center. Crowned were Kindergarten Princess Tyler Pace, Prince Josiah Lozano and Princess Mady Tyson, and Lil Miss Darla Joe Harned. Kindergarten Princess The youngest pageant con testants competed to win the princess crown earlier in the fair week. Entertainment for the night was provided by Tip Toes Dance Studio. Before crowning this years pri ncess, the 2013 Kindergarten Princess, Ava Roberts made her final appearance. She is the daughter of Paul and Julia Roberts. In the end, Addison Tyler Pace became Kindergarten Princess and Miss Internet Photogenic. She is the daughter of Andrew and Melissa Pace and is in Kristen Rivas class at Wauchula Elementary, where her favorite subject is physical education. Tyler says her favorite song is Someday by Taylor Swift and she loves to eat Frosted MiniW heats. Tyler also loves riding her scooter, her pink fourwheeler, gymnastics and playing with her little sister, Charlee Anne. Her court includes Miss Photogenic Daveigh Belflower. She is the daughter of Jay and Susan nah Belflower and is in Missy Carltons class at WES. Miss Personality is Brittany Ray Baker. She is the daughter of Justin Baker and Jon Baker and is in Karen Doyles class at North Wauchula Elementary. See COUNTY FAIR2A Sweetbay To Become Rowes IGA

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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 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. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO At the end of the Prince & Princess Pageant, all but one of this years royalty came together as the official 2014 Royal Court. The latest to be crowned were (front, from left) Princess First Runner-up Carli Mushrush, Princess Mady Tyson, Prince Josiah Lozano and Prince Runner-up B.J. Johnson; (back) Lil Miss Darla Joe Harned, Junior Miss Taylor Bone, Cattlemens Sweetheart Emily Hughes, and Miss Hardee County Rayna Parks. Missing is Kindergarten Princess Tyler Pace. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO T he 2014 Lil Miss Court includes (from left) Third Runner-up and Miss Photogenic Sailor Ullrich, First Runner-up Star ling Parker, Lil Miss Darla Joe Harned, Second Runner-up Lucy Stone, and Fourth Runner-up and Miss Congeniality Ebony Lamy.COUNTY FAIRContinued From 1A Coloring Contest winner is J aden Leigh Hernandez. She is the daughter of Jessica and Willie Gilliard and Jason Her nandez and is in Kristen Rivas class at WES. Other contestants are Kierstin Alday, Zani Browdy, HaleighAna Campbell, Laryn Christian, Callie Howell, Emma Jane Johnson, Elizabeth Johnston, Danielle Nicole Lazo, Jor dyn Rylee Lozano, Isabella Lorraine Muse, Sara Navarro, Emma Grace Pelham, Mareli Ponce, Kaylee Reyna, Kylie Rickett, Kaitlyn Schierling and Eliza Thomas. Prince & Princess For the Prince & Princess Pageant, a boy and girl from each second-grade classroom in the county were chosen to repre sent their respective rooms. Dur ing breaks in the program, David and Beth Radford and Faith Hodges sang to the con testants and audience. Also in attendance were the 2004 Prince & Princess, Eric Klein and Farrah Muntz, who are now seniors at Hardee Senior High. Making their final appearance as 2013 Prince & Princess were Martin Isaias McClen-ithan and Mariah Annaliese Carrizales. Martin is the son of Tammy Mc Clenithan and Mariah is the daughter of Jonah and Aurelia Carrizales. The 2014 Prince is Josiah Lee Lozano. He is the son of Yogy and April Lozano and is in Lois Reddings class at NWES. Of his teacher, Josiah says she is nice, smart and fun to be around. He likes to visit Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, watch favorite movie Wild Hogs, and eat macaroni and cheese. He also likes to fish, play football, go to church and watch Duck Dy nasty. Josiah is proud of his athletic ability and enjoys helping others learn at school. He plans on becoming a police officer when he is older. The 2014 Princess and Internet Most Photogenic is Madalyn Cate Tyson. She is the daughter of Doyle and Jill Tyson and is in Nicole Spencers class at WES. Of her teacher, Mady says she is very nice and helps her under stand what she should know. She enjoys gymnastics, cheerleading and softball and is involved at her church. Mady says her best place to visit is the Florida Keys, My Girl is her favorite movie and she enjoys eating Shepherds pie. She says she is proudest of making good grades and being able to do a back handspring. At school, Mady enjoys science and read ing and wants to become an or thodontist so she can work when she wants to and make lots of money. Their court includes Prince Runner-up Bryson James Johnson and Princess Runner-up Carli Jade Mushrush. B.J. is the son of Steve and Andrea John son and is in Nicole Spencers class at WES. Carli is the daugh ter of Eric Mushrush and Liberty Lozano and is in Lois Reddings class at NWES. Most Photogenic is Ashton Izayah White and Cailyn Marie Frost. Ashton is the son of Leah Henry and Kevis White and is in Mary Nell Paces class at WES. Cailyn is the daughter of Phillip a nd Candice Riddle and Chris and Lauren Frost and is in Kari Gickers class at Zolfo Springs Elementary. Internet Most Photogenic is Luke Michael Roberts. He is the son of Wendy Battles and Bruce Roberts and is in Jessica Gor dons class at NWES. Other contestants from NWES are Jacob Ryan Duncan, Tyler Mathew Framer, Logan Michelle Garcia, Paige Rikki Justice, Adam Roland Boxley McCauley, Camryn Marie Ro driguez and Yazmin Aliza Smith. From WES are Mia Nicole Cabrera, Mason Carlton, Belen Ariana Gomez, Princess Abagail Guerrero, Tristan Lee Hall and Kadence Kaye Harris. From ZSE are Jeremiah Luis Cabrera, Bradley Allan Framer, Pablo Alejandro Jaramillo, Lane Edward Pippin, Sandivel Montes Reyes, Johnny Mixon Trammel III and Cambrya Jade Welsh. From Bowling Green Elementary are Jada Nicole Altieri, Gavyn Rhea Hunt, Mikayla Lyann Johnston, Alejandra Isidra Pulido, Alvin Antonio Michael Sanchez and Kendal Brooke Spiller. From Hilltop Elementary are Ivan Anselmo, Valeria DeLoera, Careli Mendez, Dionisio Ramirez and Jesus Torres. Lil Miss Taking center stage on Friday were fifth-grade girls wanting to become Lil Miss. Tip Toes Dance Studio was the entertainment for the night. The outgoing Lil Miss was Savannah Valletutti. She is the daughter of David and Denise Valletutti. 2014 Lil Miss Hardee County is Darla Joe Harned. She is the daughter of Shane and Logan Harned and is in Jean nette Mirandas class at WES. Joe likes to do many activities, including hanging out with friends, playing with her sib lings, snow skiing, camping, and fishing and hunting with her dad. She also likes to rodeo and barrel race. In fact, Joe was awarded the 2011 Overall Youth Rodeo Champion, 2012 Goat Tying Champion and the 2012 Sunshine Barrel Racing Association Youth 1D Cham-pion. She is an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Wauchula. Her favorite subject is spelling, she likes to listen to Luke Bryan and her favorite show is Good Luck Charlie. When she is older, Joe wants to come back to Hardee and be an elementary school teacher. Her court includes First Runner-up Starling Parker. She is the daughter of Mark and Stephanie Parker and is in Kristie Bentons class at WES. One day, Star would like to become a lawyer. Second Runner-up Lucy Stone is the daughter of Arti and Carrie Sue Edenfield and the late Daniel Stone and is in Lindsey Smiths class at WES. Lucy hopes to become a professional horse trainer and rider. Third Runner-up and Miss Photogenic Sailor Bay Ullrich is the daughter of Max and Krista Ullrich and is in Kristie Ben tons class at WES. Sailors dream is to be a news broad caster for CNN or a fashion designer. Fourth Runner-up and Miss Congeniality Ebony Lamy is the daughter of Shujwana and Terry Lamy and is in Lindsey Smiths class at WES. Ebony hopes to become a chemical engineer. Other contestants are Katelyn Bolin, Chloe Boyette, Alexis Paige Crews, Abby Duke, Karson Goodwyn, Chey-anne Longoria, Emma Mc-Guckin, Michelle Patterson, Marley Ureste, Shaydan Ward and Madison White. SWEETBAYContinued From 1A Dunnellon along with Wauchula. The deal is expected to be completed on March 29, subject to final approval by the FTC after the close of a 30-day public comment period. Rowes IGA is a member of the Independent Grocers As-sociation, which was established in 1926 to ensure that the local family-owned grocery store re mained strong in the face of growing competition from chain stores. Rowes IGA currently oper ates several stores in the Jack sonville area. Rowes IGA will provide each Sweetbay employee the opportunity to interview for con tinued employment, the acquisi tion announcement stated. The Wauchula store is located in the Hardee County Center on U.S. 17 South. Winter storms responsible for fl ight cancellations and haz ardous roads over the past month and a half can also be blamed for the rise in gas prices. The freezing weather bol stered demand for heating fuels like natural gas and propane, which are derived from crude oil and used to heat homes in the northeastern United States. The spike in demand for these fuels tightened supplies, placing up ward pressure on the price of oil. Crude oil rose for the sixth consecutive week, settling Friday at $102.20 on the NYMEX $1.90 more than the week prior. U.S. prices increased for the 16th consecutive day Sunday, reaching the highest level this ye ar. Average prices rose for the sixth consecutive day in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. "Despite the recent jump in pump prices, Southeast gas prices are more than 40 cents less than they were this time last year, said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. Even with the severe winter and seasonal refin ery maintenance, it doesn't look like gas prices will spike to yearago levels." The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.41, six cents more than last week. Florida's average of $3.45 also rose six cents from last week. Prices At The P ump Heating Up 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 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A PHOTO BY KAYLA ELMORE T he 2014 Kindergarten Court includes (from left) Coloring Contest winner Jaden Hernandez, Miss Personality Brittany Baker, Kindergarten Princess and Miss Internet Photogenic Tyler Pace, and Miss Photogenic Daveigh Belflower. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO T he 2014 Prince & Princess Court is made up of (from left) Internet Most Photogenic Luke Roberts, Most Photogenic Cailyn Frost, Runner-up Carli Mushrush, Princess and Internet Most Photogenic Mady Tyson, Prince Josiah Lozano, Runner-up B.J. Johnson, and Most Photogenic Ashton White. COURTESY PHOTO Helen e Conner Mancini, 92, was nominated as a Public Health Hero by the Hardee County Commission last week to mark the 125th anniversary of the Florida Department of Health, which was established in 1889 after a yellow fever epidemic. Mancini, shown accepting the nomina tion with husband Frank, was the first Registered Nurse in Hardee County and started the Department of Health here in 1947. The couple, now married for 47 years, met when she went to the Mancini Packing Co. in Zolfo Springs to give required vaccines and health certificates to the workers. She also traveled to the schools and vaccinated many children in Hardee County over the years. Mancini retired after 32 years in 1979. HEALTH HERO NOMINEE Kellys Column B y Jim The Hardee High School baseball varsity team is off to a 6-0 s tart this season under veteran head coach Steve Rewis. The winter of 2014 has been unusually mild, with no severe freezes. There is an excess of hay since a lot of pasture grass is still green. The annual Pioneer Park Days is underway now through Sunday at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. There is plenty of food, entertainment, old engines, and flea market vendors. Parking and admission is a bargain. The event is sponsored by the Hardee County Commission. There is something for everyone at PPD. Steve Spinks, retired from the phosphate industry, is a new city commissioner in Bowling Green. He was the only candidate to replace city commissioner Randy Mink who resigned due to health reasons. Mink was also a former mayor and did a fine job for the city, helping the city recover from the 2004 hurricanes. Major League Baseball teams are in spring training in Florida and Arizona. The Detroit Tigers train in Lakeland. The Tampa Bay Rays train in Port Charlotte. Spring turkey season begins Saturday, March 15, in this area of Florida. A special youth hunt is the weekend before. The price of unleaded regular gasoline on Tuesday in Wauchula was $3.31 a gallon. The Florida boys basketball Final 4 in eight classifications is underway through Saturday at the Lakeland Civic Center. This is Florida high school basketball at the elite level. Bartow High School is in the Final 4 for the fourth time in six years. Lake Wales won a state title two years ago. Hardee High has never been to the Final 4. The Wildcat girls team was winless this season, and the boys team only won a couple of games. Former Hardee High head boys coach Bob Fittro, when asked, said community support and a strong youth program are important in building a program. Fittro and the late Dunning Terrell were excellent head coaches for HHS basketball and came close to fielding a Final 4 team. Fittros team featuring Zeke Mowatt and Lawrence Thompson, who won football scholarships to FSU and Miami respectively, was an elite team in the state, barely losing to Bartow in the playoffs. The Florida Gators mens basketball team this week is rated No. 1 in the nation with a 25-2 record. Plants and trees blooming in Hardee this week include azaleas, oranges, peaches, tabebuia, cherry, and mango. Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley as president of the recent Hardee County Fair said the 2014 fair had a great year. Atchley is one of 18 city of Wauchula employees participating in a Biggest Loser (of weight) campaign. He has lost 30 pounds in 10 weeks and has a goal of losing 10 more pounds. Eating healthy and regular exercise will cut down on health care claims, as well as other benefits. COMMUNITY C alendar THURSDAY, FEB. 27 Hardee County School Bo ard, rescheduled regular meeting, Board Room, 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 3 p.m. MONDAY, MAR. 3 Wauchula City Commissi on, monthly workshop, City Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 5 p.m. TUESDAY, MAR. 4 Hardee County Tobacco F ree Coalition meeting, Hardee County Health De partment, 115 K.D. Revell Road (off U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, 4 p.m. THURSDAY, MAR. 6 Hardee County Commi ssion, regular morning meeting, Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 8:30 a.m. Florida Crop Update Week Ending: February 23, 2014 W eather Summary: According to Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN), Carrabelle (Franklin County) received the most rain with 4.02 inches. Maximum temperatures ranged from the upper 70s to the 80s, with the highest temperature in Immokalee (Collier County) and Belle Glade (Palm Beach County) at 88 de grees. The lowest temperatures in the State ranged from 31 degrees in Lecanto (Citrus County) to 58 degrees in Fort Lauder-dale (Broward County). Field Crops: Farmers in Washington and Gadsden counties were preparing ground for peanut and corn planting. Sugarcane har vest is in the last five weeks of the harvest season. Fruit and Vegetables: Gadsden farmers were laying plastic for tomatoes. Strawberries were still being harvested in Bradford County. Harvesting of cabbage continued in Flagler and Putnam counties and planting of potatoes continued. Vegetables and fruits marketed in the State included beets, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes, herbs, and a variety of specialty items. Citrus: Rain was widespread but generally light in the citrus area this week. Putnam Hall (Putnam County) recorded the most precipitation with 2.5 inches. Clewiston (Hendry County), Palmdale (Glades County), North Port (Sarasota County), and Arcadia (DeSoto County) recorded the least with no rainfall recorded. Day-time temperatures reached the mid 80s throughout the citrus growing area last week. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated Febru ary18, 2014, no drought exists within the citrus growing area. Field workers reported small sizes on all varieties. Some growers are noticing various sizes in the same blocks, from slightly larger than golf ball size to larger than baseball size on oranges. Grove activity included harvesting on mostly early oranges and grapefruit, hedging and topping after harvest, care for new trees, and pulling out declining or dead trees. Blooms have been noted in several of the more southern areas of the citrus growing region, signaling the beginning of next years crop. Growers in the Indian River area are experimenting with tenting young trees to eradicate or control the psyllid population that is causing greening. Other methods are being used or tested to keep unaffected trees from getting the Huanglongbing, (HLB, Citrus Greening) virus. Fifteen of nineteen processing plants were open this season. Al most all packing houses had opened and were shipping fruit. Livestock and Pastures: Warm weather in the Panhandle helped improve winter grazing and started to green up pastures in the south. The cattle condition for the State was good but the pasture condition was mostly fair. Cattlemen were feeding hay across the State. T uchman who made the following sage observation: "War is the unfolding of miscalculations." learn that a polar bear's skin is black and its fur is colorless. The transparent strands are so dense, though, that the fur takes on the color of the light around it. scholar, you've probably never heard of the novel "Cup of Gold." It was American author John Steinbeck's first novel, and it was a flop. He was issued a $250 advance to write the book, and the sales didn't even make that much money for the pub lishing house. Of course, early failure was no indication of talent; Steinbeck continued writing and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Stewart once dated actor Sir An thony Hopkins. After seeing "The Silence of the Lambs," though, Stewart broke it off. She just couldn't get past the image of him as Hannibal Lecter. as lifeless places, but that's not true. In addition to the polar creatures that live on and around these sheets of ice, there is one that actually lives in the ice. Though they're only found in glaciers in certain areas of North America, the ice worm actually spends its entire life within the ice. In fact, the worms are so well-adjusted to the cold that when they are exposed to tem peratures even slightly above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, they will liquefy. phone were introduced to North America at the same time, at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Thought for the Day: "Progress always involves risk. keep your foot on first." -Frederick Wilcox (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha WeaverDETECTORSContinued From 1ACIVIC LEADERContinued From 1A not in love with the idea, but feels it is necessary after a recent event in the community involv ing guns. He said he also talked with Sheriff Arnold Lanier, and Lanier would like the board to do something. Once the metal detectors ar rive, county staff will build two retractable walls to block off a walkway and force everyone entering the board room to pass through the detector. The work will be done in conjunction with the remodeling of the dais to accommodate the larger Industrial Develop-ment Authority, which uses the same room for its meetings and has 13 members. The IDA has budgeted up to $15,000 and will cover the cost of redesigning the dais. Work on the dais and building the retractable walls is expected to take approximately five weeks to complete, Albrit-ton said. During construction, Albritton said the commission would use the Hardee County School Board meeting room until the renovations are complete. the Wauchula Kiwanis Club. He also was past president and di rector of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce. According to the Sarasota County Sheriffs Office, he and his wife, Lauren, and their friends were at the Cheetah Lounge when the incident began shortly after the midnight hour. Donnie Canary and two of the friends exchanged words with the establishments em-ployees over what they felt was a disrespectful act by the defendant, Brad Stanford, toward a wait ress, Det. Tony Colonna said. In defending the woman, a verbal altercation began. It turned physical, the detective added. Colonna alleged Stanford, a floor host, grabbed Canary in a choke hold and took him to the ground. Canary, he said, tried to lift up off the floor as another employee held him down. Colonna alleged Stanford continued to apply his choke hold, telling other employees and Canarys friends that he would not release his hold on Canary until sheriffs deputies were on scene. The choke hold was released upon the arrival of law enforcement, but Canary had stopped breathing by this point, Colonna charged. Cardiopul-monary re suscitation was begun by his wife and by officers, but with no success. Canary was pronounced dead at the scene. Colonna said Stanford was transported to the Sheriffs Of fice in Sarasota for a formal in terview. He was read his rights under the Miranda Warning, then declined to speak to detectives and asked for a lawyer. The detective alleged Stanfords failure to release the choke hold even after the altercation had deescalated constituted a criminal act of manslaughter. Services for Canary are at 4 p.m. today (Thursday) at New Hope Baptist Church in Popash. An annual college scholarship is being established in Canarys name, and donations to that memorial may be made at Wauchula State Bank. Canary leaves his wife of 13 years and two young children, Laina, 7, and Bryan, 4.

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4A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 COURTESY PHOTO Mem bers of the 2014 girls tennis team are (front, from left) Sylvia Martinez, Genesis Torres, Cameron Burnett, Katie Smith, Cheyenne Pohl and Abby Clark; (back) Susana Oceguera, Selena Macias, Josie Hancock, Emily Bennett, Caroline Durrance, Claudia Klein and Madison Burnett. By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate A trio of girls from the girls tennis team made it to the finals of the Heartland Conference Invitational Tournament last weekend. Senior Caroline Durrance, junior Madison Burnett and freshman Abby Clark went through the opposition to the final round of the two-day event. Overall, Hardee placed third. Sebring, who hosted it, won the girls tourney, followed by Lake Placid, Hardee, Okee-chobee and Avon Park. The tourney play was good news for the Lady Wildcats who had difficulty in their prior two matches, dropping from 3-0 to 3-2 overall. On Feb. 10, the girls went to Sebring and got a foretaste of what they would see in the Heartland matches. Sebring won 8-1. Burnett had the lone singles victory in a three-set marathon against Amanda Castelli in a 76, 6-3, 6-3 come-from-behind w in. Durrance won the first set 3-6 but dropped the next two in her loss to Micaela Devane. Similarly, Cheynne Pohl lost a tough first set 7-6, came back to win 2-6 and lost the third set 75. Hardee lost both proset dou bles. Hardee split sets in three of four singles matches but could only pull off one win. The doubles teams need work. Hardee fought hard. We are looking forward to our re-match, said Coach Dennis Aubry. After cancellation of the Feb. 13 match against Fort Meade, Hardee next had to face topflight Bartow on its courts. The Lady Jackets swept Hardee 8-0, with Hardee only getting nine points. We didnt have our number one player, Susana Oceguera, so all players had to play up one position. Our girls played well against a very strong Bartow team, commented Aubry. Hardee hopes to get back on t rack in three matches this week. They girls were at Tenoroc on Monday and went o Frostproof on Tuesday. They host Lake Wales today (Thurs-day) at 4:30 p.m. on the Wauchula city courts off West Oak Street. Next week, the girls go to DeSoto on Monday, and greet Avon Park on Tuesday and Sebring on Thursday. Other girls on the squad are Katie Smith, Selena Macias, Emily Bennett, Sylvia Martinez, Claudia Kline, Josie Hancock, Cameran Burnett and Genesis Torres. Hardee boys scores have been unavailable. The team includes seniors Jake Neuhoffer and Zack Neuhoffer, the only returnees from last years squad. Others are Wyatt Mont-gomery, Roby Paris, Colton Albritton, Jordan Jones, Francisco Salgado, Cha Lor, Richard Yang, Boone Paris and Conner Crawford. Tennis Girls Going Up Hill S ANDRA JOY HOWARD Sandra Joy Howard, 73, of Wauchula, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Florida Hospital-Wauchula. Born on Aug. 19, 1940, in Arcadia, she was a lifelong resident of Hardee County. Sandra had worked at the G. Pierce Wood Hospital as an aide and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Seth Howard and Pawnee Collier; son, Steven Broome; brother, Richard Howard; and sister, Patricia Huerta. Survivors include two sons, Billy G. Broome Jr., of Wauchula and David Pavolini and wife Diane of Pass Christian, Miss.; two daughters, Pa tricia Patti Havens and husband James of Fort Hood, Texas and Pamela Broadnax and husband Brett of Lake land; one sister, Shirley Platt of Arcadia; eight grandchil dren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Robarts Gar den Chapel from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. Graveside Service at Friendship Cemetery, Zolfo Springs. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Memory A NDREW STEWART FAULKNER Andrew Stewart Faulkner, age 48, of Wauchula, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home. He was born July 31, 1964, in Sanford. Andy was the owner of Florida Business Equipment and enjoyed water skiing, fish ing and camping at Green Swamp in Ocala National For est. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Andrea Faulkner; his parents, Virginia Bishop and Donald Mack Faulkner Sr.; and one sister, Roberta Faith Bishop Black. Andy is survived by one daughter, Amanda Faith Faulkner of Sanford; two brothers, Donald Faulkner Jr., and wife Renee of Wauchula and Ronald Bubba Faulkner and wife Tammy of Sweetwater; two step-sisters, Robin Keller of Longwood and Heidi Keller of Longwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held pri vately. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory JA MES "JIM" OWEN YOUMANS James "Jim" Owen Youmans, age 70, of Wauchula, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Tampa. He was born in Wauchula on March 29, 1943. Jim was a respected (retired) educator and coach for Hardee Senior High, as well as a longtime businessman in Hardee County, having oper ated two locations of his family business Youmans Groc-ery in Wauchula for many years. An avid sportsman since high-school who excelled at baseball and golf during his lifetime, Jim spent his retire ment enjoying the Florida out doors and could often be found fishing with life-long friends at the fishing camp they shared in Chokoloskee. He also enjoyed working in his wood-shop and loved help ing friends and neighbors with building projects. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Ruth Youmans; and one sister, Dolores Gore. A much loved patriarch for his large extended family, Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Diana Youmans of Wauchula; one son Michael "Kerry" Youmans, of New York City; one sister, Doris Ann Wolfe-Foland of Lakeland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was a graduate of Florida Southern University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 21, at First Baptist Church of Wauchula, with Marcus Shackelford officiat ing. Burial was private in Wauchula Cemetery. The family has asked that memorial remembrances be directed to the Hardee Education Foundation or the Hardee Athletic Foundation. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory JU AN C. GARZA Juan C. Garza, age 54, of Wauchula, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in North Carolina. He was born Jan. 17, 1960, in Texas and moved to Hardee County in 1969. Juan was a member of St. Michaels Parish. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing golf and was a hard worker. Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Servando and Maria Cruz Garza; one brother, Jose A. Garza; and two sisters, Maria Alicia Garza and Cristina Garza. He is survived by two sons, Servando Garza of North Carolina and Juan Garza Jr. of Bartow; one daughter, Amanda Garza of Bartow; six broth ers, Paublo (Connie) Rosas of Wauchula, Jesus (Lupe) Garza of Nashville, Ga., Enrique (Elva) Garza of Zolfo Springs, Salvador (Elizabeth) Garza of Adrian, Mich., Santos (Ra mona) Garza of Nashville, Ga. and Raul Garza of Amarillo, Texas; five sisters, Magdalena (Antonio) DeLeon of Bowling Green, Linda Reyna of Wauchula, Juanita Hughes of Brandon, Maria (Mark) Benton of Lakeland and Ernestina Garza of Arcadia; three grandchildren and nu merous nieces and nephews. Services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the Chapel of Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home with Pastor Deloris Williams offici ating. Burial will follow at Wauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula D D O O N N A A L L D D D D O O N N N N I I E E H H U U G G H H C C A A N N A A R R Y Y Donald Donnie Hugh Ca na ry, of Wauchula, lost his life on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Donnie, 35-years-old, was born in Homestead on March 18, 1978. After graduating as a proud Wildcat from Hardee Senior High, he earned his bachelors degree in business and finance from the University of Florida. Donnie was the Senior Vice President at Wauchula State Bank. An active member within the Hardee County community, Donnie participated in Kiwa nis, touching many lives. Donnie was a loving, devoted husband and father. He is survived by Lauren English Canary, his wife of 13 years; and his two beautiful children, daughter Laina, 7, and son Bryan, 4, of Wauchula. He was the adored son of Diane Justiss and Jamie Justiss, both of Wauchula; the treasured grandson of Bryan Gene and Virginia Ingram of Wauchula; and the dedicated brother of Daniel and Kim berly Canary of Wau-chula and Gene and Megan Justiss of Bowling Green. He was the beloved son-in-law of Dana and Idania English of Wauchula; and the cherished brother-in-law to Ray and Kristen Rivas, also of Wauchula. He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Donnie was a man of integrity, known for his infec tious smile and contagious laugh; he warmed the hearts of many and will be forever missed. I thank my God in all my remembrance of youPhilippians 1:3. A memorial service will be held at New Hope Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. All are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering at the Canary home directly following the service. In lieu of flowers, an annual college scholarship has been established in Donnies memory. Please contact Wauchula State Bank for more information. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Loving Memory Obituaries The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave. www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 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 In Loving Memory

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A FWC Will Boost Daily Bag Limit The Florida Fish & Wildlife Cons ervation Commission at its meeting Feb. 12 in Tampa modified fall hunting season dates in parts of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties and increased the daily bag limit of wild turkeys on private lands statewide. These rule amendments take effect in the fall, with the start of the 2014-15 hunting season. Curre ntly, the boundary line between hunting zones A and C is State Road 70, which runs west to east from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, just above Lake Okeechobee. Hunting seasons and dates in Zone A, below SR 70, come in earlier and end earlier than they do in Zone C, which lies above the line. Hunters had noted, and recent biological surveys have con firmed, that deer living below the zonal line in the counties of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach have a breeding period that occurs later than that of most of the deer in Hunting Zone A. These deer actually have a breeding period more in line with deer living north of the line in Zone C. The breeding period, also known as the rut, is the time of year when bucks actively pur sue female deer, which more often leads bucks to venture out during daylight hours, giving hunters a better chance at seeing and harvesting one. It is because of this that a number of local hunters asked the FWC to move the boundary line between hunting zones A and C, so that all or parts of these counties would instead be included in Hunting Zone C, which has the later hunting season dates that better align with when the rut occurs in these areas. T he new boundary line between hunting zones A and C will begin at the Gulf and run east through Charlotte Harbor and up the Peace River until it intersects with SR70. The boundary line then becomes SR 70, continuing east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okee chobee. The line then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, then turns east and follows County Road 880 and runs just a few miles be fore continuing east on U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Boule vard until it reaches the Atlantic. This new line separating hunt ing zones A and C only affects the fall hunting seasons for deer and turkey. Spring turkey season dates will remain unaffected and will continue as they have been. In other words, spring turkey season below SR 70 will con tinue to open the first Saturday in March, while above SR 70 in the rest of the state, the season will continue to open the third Saturday of March. In the rule amendment regarding the increased daily bag limit for turkeys, the daily har vest limit per hunter will in crease from one bearded turkey or gobbler per day to two on pri vate lands. This is a statewide change and will affect both the fall and spring turkey hunting seasons. Only the daily bag limit will increase; the season limit for turkeys will remain at two birds. That means hunters may still only take a total of two turkeys during the fall (all fall seasons combined) and another two during the spring season, but what changes is that hunters will have the option and flexibility of getting their season limit of two birds in a single day. How-ever, on wildlife management areas, the daily bag limit on turkeys will remain at one bird. Both the rule modifying the boundary line between hunting zones A and C and the one in creasing the daily bag limit for turkeys on private lands will not go into effect until the 2014-15 hunting season, which starts in early August. Obituaries In Memory D ORIS GOUGH RHYAN Doris Gough Rhyan was born July 5, 1915 in Dale County, Ala., and went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was married to Horace Gough on June 4, 1933, and celebrated 51 years of mar riage. During those years of living in the country, three children were born: Dolores Gough Rutledge, Marshall Thomas Gough (deceased 2014) and Terry L. Gough. Horace and Doris were very active in New Zion Baptist Church. Doris served 20 years with the Womens Mis-sionary Union and was also a longtime member of the Womens Club and Garden Club. Doris was known as Meme by her family and throughout the county. She had a true love of people and always enjoyed being around friends and family. Meme was a tireless worker with a ser vants heart, always pre-par ing delicious meals, working in the fields and doing whatever else needed to be done. When phosphate began moving to move into the county, Horace and Doris sold their homestead and moved to Dansby Road. Horace died in 1984, and sometime later, Doris married a former high school beau, Pat Rhyan. Doris and Pat enjoyed many won derful years together, until Pat died in 2001. She became Mrs. Doris Rhyan and became an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church till the end of her life. On July 5, 2013, most of Doris family gathered at Pioneer Restaurant to celebrate her 98th birthday. Though Doris is gone, she leaves behind a loving family of many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Horace Gough, Pat Rhyan and son, Marshall Gough. She is survived by daugh ter, Dolores Rutledge and husband Harry; son, Terry Gough and wife Norma Jean; sister, May Frank Himrod; brother, Alex Marsh and wife Pat; and Naomi Pearson and husband Walt. She is also sur vived by grandchildren, Lawrence Rutledge and wife Laura, Debbie McGee, Sherry Gough, Alex Gough, Marsha Fields and Jamie Gough; great-grandchildren, Wade McCorquodale, Matthew McGee and wife Jennifer, Jacob McGee, Jordan Gibbs, Lauren Rutledge, Kaley Rutledge, Tanner Gough, Mason Gough and Kendall Gough and Makayla Mc-Leod; and great-great-grandchild, Dustin McCorquodale. To her family, Meme will always be remembered as the strong rock who kept them to gether by hosting numerous family events, constantly making phone calls to check in, and by faithfully praying for her loved ones throughout her life. The celebration of Doris life was held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, where all her family and close friends came to celebrate and re-member Memes wonderful, long life. I I n n M M e e m m o o r r y y HELEN WEIS N ICHOLSON Helen Weis Nicholson, 98, of Wauchula, died peacefully at home after a short illness on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Mrs. Nicholson was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Staunton, Ill., and lived most of her life in Hardee County where she was part owner of Nicholson Supply Company in Bowling Green and Wauchula. She was a member of the Senior Ladies' Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, where she was an active member for over 70 years. Mrs. Nicholson was preceded in death by her hus band, Woodrow W. Nichol-son; one brother, John E. Weis; and sister, Henrietta W. Cochran. She is survived by her son, Charles Nicholson and his wife Penny of Wauchula; and a daughter, Mary Ann Sanders and her husband Charles of Bowling Green. She delighted in her four grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter; Rich-ard and Judi Nicholson and children Sarah and Daniel of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; David and Ann Nicholson and children Jacob, Jeremy and Rachel of Lithia; Steven and Amy Nicholson and children Vusi and Micah of Cape Town, South Africa; Jennifer Sanders of Herndon, Va.; and Jessie Sanders Brooks and Michael of Coral Springs. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Interment was held at the Bowling Green Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Visitation was held in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green at 10:15 a.m., and a Memorial Service followed at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Tharp officiating. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Nicholson requested dona tions to support the ministry of her grandson who does mission work in Cape Town, South Africa. Donations may be mailed to the First Baptist Church, 4531 North U.S. Hwy. 17, Bowling Green, FL 33834 with preferenced for Steven Nicholson written on the memo line. Condolences may be sent to the family at hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade In Memory A LBERT BYRON NEWBERRY Albert Byron Newberry, age 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Sebring. Mr. Newberry was born in Medulla to James Albert and Eva Mae (Hicks) Newberry. He was the owner/operator of Cyclone Pump and Welding of Avon Park, Director of Peace River Electric for 23 years and Director of Florida Electric in Tallahassee for 15 years. He was also a member and music director of New Life Baptist Church in Fort Meade for many years, attended schools in Medulla and Mulberry, loved to fish and hunt and worked in the Phosphate Mines as a Welder. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and had been a resident of Ft. Meade since 1970, coming from Lakland. Mr. Newberry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie B. Newberry; two sis ters, JoAnn Still (Tom) of Lakeland and Teresa Bridges (Cecil) of Lakeland; three brothers, Van Newberry (Judy) of Winter Haven, Von Newberry (Joy) of Lakeland and Frank Newberry (Rita) of Lakeland; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Newberry was pre ceded in death by his parents; sons, Steven and Jamie Newberry; brothers, Joe, Leslie and Gilbert Newberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, from 1 to 2 p.m. with Funeral Services beginning at 2 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park with the Rev. Joe Parrish and Missionary Robert Heath of ficiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice: 1110 Hammock Rd., Sebring, Florida 33870. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park 1. In 2013, Baltimore's Chris D avis became the second player in major-league history to have at least 26 home runs and 23 doubles in the first 72 games of the season. Who was the first? 2. How many times did Roger Clemens lead the American League in wins for a season despite pitching for a team with a losing record? 3. Which college football team has won the most Fiesta Bowls? 4. Five players have won the NBA's regular-season MVP Award at least four times. Name four of them. 5. Which four NHL teams have combined to win the past five Stanley Cups? 6. In 2013, Tim Cahill set a record for fastest goal in Major League Soccer history (eight seconds). Who held the previous mark? 7. Name five of the previous eight WBA world heavyweight boxing champions before Mike Tyson won the title in 1987. ANSWERS 1. Lou Gehrig, in 1927. 2. Twice 1987 (Boston) and 1997 (Toronto). 3. Penn State, with six victories. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. 5. Chicago (twice), Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. 6. Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal in 11 seconds in 2003. 7. John Tate, Mike Weaver, Michael Dokes, Gerrie Coetzee, Greg Page, Tony Tubbs, Tim Witherspoon and James (Bonecrusher) Smith. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Qu iz By Chris Richcreek ORANGES WITH CARAMEL S erve as a light and elegant fi nale to a rich meal. When the caramel-drizzled orange rounds are refrigerated, the caramel melts into a luscious golden syrup. 6 large navel oranges 2 tablespoons brandy (op tional) 1 cup sugar 1. From oranges, with veg etable peeler, remove 6 strips (3 inches by 3/4 inch each) peel. Cut strips lengthwise into sliv ers. 2. Cut remaining peel and white pith from oranges. Slice oranges into 1/4-inch-thick rounds and place on deep platter, overlapping slices slightly. S prinkle with brandy, if desired, and orange peel. 3. In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, cook sugar over medium heat, stirring to dissolve any lumps, until sugar has melted and turned deep amber. Drizzle caramel over orange slices. Cover and refrigerate until caramel melts, about 2 hours. Makes 6 servings. calories, 2g protein, 53g carbohydrate, 0g total fat (0 g satu rated), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg 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 By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate In a couple of pre-season tour neys and the first game of the season, the Hardee Wildcat nine are a perfect six-for-six. Next up are back-to-back games today (Thursday) and tomorrow, taking on Lake Wales at home today and traveling to Lemon Bay tomorrow for the first district encounter of the sea son. There is a double-header at home on Saturday, against Berkeley Prep, the varsity squads clashing at 1 p.m. and the JVs at 4. There are a pair of home games next week, playing against Class 5A, District 11 DeSoto on Tuesday and Frostproof on Thursday. The following week brings a visit to Frostproof on March 13 and a home tilt against the final district rival, Sebring, on March 14. Hardee 9, Ridge Community 2 In the first preseason tourna ment at Fort Meade, Hardee opened on Feb. 6 against Ridge Community, nailing a 9-2 vic tory. Kris Johnson, Keith Choate and Garrett Albritton handled mound duties. The Bolts got the first score of the game in the second inning, when a single, walk and another singled plated the first tally. Hardee got on the board with at trio of tallies in the top of the third stanza. Cody Spencer walked and advanced on a bunt sacrifice by Seth Mcgee. Hayden Lindsey was safe on an error and Kramer Royal beat out a dropped third strike. With a walk by Luke Palmer and hit by Tyler Hewitt, Hardee took a 3-1 lead. Neither team scored in the fourth or fifth innings. Hardee added three more runs in the top of the fifth frame.Lindsey and Royal hit back to back singles and moved along on a Kris Johnson sacrifice to fly to right field. Palmer walked and Hewett smacked another singled. It was a 6-1 game when Ridge failed to score in the home half of the inning. Hardee picked up its final three scores in the top of the sixth. Spencer walked again. With one away, Lindsey drew a walk and Royal singled. Spencer scored on a balk and the other two runners moved up 90 feet. Again, Palmer walked and Hewett singled, his third hit of the game. Ridge picked up another score in the bottom of the sixth, on a double and single. Neither team s cored in the seventh and Hardee had a 9-2 victory. Hardee 3, Lakeland 2 Hardee was the home team in this second game of the Fort Made Preseason Classic. Spencer, McGee and Albritton held the Dreadnaughts nearly scoreless. The Cats scored all their runs in the home half of the first. After a one, two, three top of the inning. Llindsey opened with a single and moved along on a Royal sacrifice to left field. Johnson singled. With two down, Hewett tripled and rode home on a passed ball to join his running mates in the dug out. The defensive game rocked along until the top of the sixth, when Lakeland was able to push two runs across the plate after a pair of walks coupled with a sin gle. Hardee got two outs and left a runner stranded in the seventh inning for the 3-2 win. Hardee 9, LaBelle 1 The Wildcats started the Early Bird Tournament in Avon Park on Feb. 10 with a 9-1 win over LaBelle, with Tanor Durden and Choate on the mound. The Cowboys got their only score in the home half of the fourth on a single, stolen base and wild pitch. Hardee responded by sending 12 men to the plate in the top of the fifth. Chevy Dolcater was safe on the shortstops error and went to second on a Jake Bolin bunt sacrifice. Spencer doubled and Luke Winter singled. Lindsey was safe on an error at first and Royal kept the action going with a single. With two away, Palmer was safe on an error and Hewett drew a walk. When Dolcater came to bat for the second time in the inning and singled, the sixth run had scored. Bolin was hit by a pitch, but the bases were left loaded. It was 6-1. The Cowboys were not able to get any other action going. Hardee, meanwhile, padded its score with a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh. Lind sey smacked a solo homer in the sixth. Dolcater and Spencer both came home in the seventh, aided by an error on a Wyatt Maddox hit, making the final score 9-1. Hardee 2, Lake Placid 1 The Wildcats had a couple of practice days before their Feb. 13 encounter with Lake Placid. Again, Hardee was the home team with Johnson going the distance in the defensive game. The Dragons stranded a run ner in the top of the first. Hardee got on the board, when Lindsey was safe on an error, advanced on another error and raced home under the tag on a passed ball. Lake Placid knotted the game at 1-all in the top of the fourth on a combination of errors and a hit. Hardee put the game away with a sixth-inning rally. Royal and Johnson both doubled, with Royal racing home on the Johnson hit to deep center field.. When Lake Placid batters went down in order in the top of the seventh, Hardee had its fourth win in as many games. Hardee 7, Avon Park 4 Hardee had won its way into the Feb. 14 tournament game against the home team Red Dev i ls. Spencer and Albritton combined for the 7-4 win in a game in which Hardee was the visiting team. The Cats immediately got on the board. With one down, Royal drew a walk and Johnson singled to center. Hewett was safe on a two-RBI hit which brought both teammates home. A Dolcater walk left two aboard. It was three up, three down for Avon Park in the bottom of the first. Lindsey picked up another score for Hardee in the top of the second, with a double, coming home on back-to-back hits by Royal and Johnson. When the Red Devils stranded a runner in the home half of the second, Hardee had a 3-0 edge. That became 5-0 when Dulcater and Spencer crossed home plate with help from a Bolin sin gle. Again, it was a three-batter inning for Avon Park. Neither team scored in the fourth. In the fifth, Dolcater took advantage of a pair of errors to get to third. He and Bolin, who was safe on another error, advanced on a balk, Dolcater com ing home. A single by Winter brought Bolin home to make it a 7-0 game. That was all the scoring for Hardee. Avon Park got one run in the home half of the fifth on a double, walk and single. The Red Devils added three more in a seventh-inning rally which fell short. Walks and errors gave them the scores and made it a more interesting final score of 74. Hardee 10, Fort Meade 1 Hardee its regular season going with the first game on its own field last Friday, taking a 10-1 win from northern rival Fort Meade. Spencer and Albritton combined for the win. The Miners got their only run in the top of the third. On a double and RBI sacrifice. Hardee had started scoring from the opening gate. Lindsey and Royal both walked and Lindsey raced home on a Johnson single. Hardee padded the scored in the second inning. Bolin, Winter and Dustin Goodwyn all walked to load the bases. With two down, Royal slashed a threeRBI double to the centerfield fence. He was out stretching for home on a Johnson hit. Hardee led 4-0. Palmer, Spencer and Bolin were stranded in the third in ning. In the fourth, Hardee plated three more runners. Lind sey started it with a single and moved on with help from a Royal fielders choice. Johnson picked up an RBI single. Palmer was safe on an error and Spencer and Dolcater both singled. The last were stranded, along with Bolin, who had walked before a pair of strikeouts ended the ef fort. Hardee was 7-1. The final trio of tallies came in the home half of the sixth. Spencer walked, Dolcater sin gled, Bolin doubled and Winter walked. He was out going to second, Spencer came home on the Bolin hit, Dolcater on a passed ball and Bolin on an error on a Lindsey hit. That made the final score 10-1 when Fort Meade failed to score in the top of the seventh. Wildcat Baseball Bounds Off O BITUARY 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.

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By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The JV Wildcats are 1-1 or 2our-of-4, depending how you look at it. The young Cats had the first game of the season against Se bring and lost to Avon Park. In the second week, they won 7-4 over Lake Wales and had a game against Fort Meade cancelled. The junior Wildcats host district rival Lemon Bay tomorrow (Friday) and play as part of a double-header at home on Satur day, when Berkeley Prep comes to Wildcat Field. The varsity squads play at 1 p.m. and the JVs about 4 p.m. Next week, the JV goes to dis trict rival Desoto on Tuesday and to Frostproof on Thursday. The following week, is a pair of home games. At 6 p.m. Mar. 10 against Sebring and at 6:30 p.m. on Mar. 13 against Frostproof. A fter getting a late start with the cancellation against Sebring, Hardee hosted Avon Park on Feb. 13. Highlights of the 161 loss include a Marco DeLeon triple which left him at third, and hits by Russell Weems and Aaron Harrison. Seth McGee was on the mound for the Feb. 17 home game against Lake Wales. He struck out the first two junior Highlanders, allowed a hit and left that runner aboard with a fly-out to end the Lake wales ef forts. Hardee got on the board first. Deleon opened with a hit to left center. With one away, McGee doubled to right to score DeLeon. With two down, Brandon Franks doubled to center to score McGee. Hardee had a 2-0 advantage. Another Highlander was s tranded in the top of the second and Hardee batters were retired in order. In the third inning, Lake Wales tied the game with a pair of scores on a single, double and sacrifice. Hardee batters were dispatched quickly. McGee had a trio of strikeouts to start the fourth inning. Hardee forged back in front with four runs. Weems doubled to right and advanced on an Austin Vickers hit to left. When Andy Manley singled, Weems was out coming home, but on the next play David Badillo doubled to left to score Vickers and Manley. Badillo crossed home on a Deleon hit and he scored on a Carlos Camacho doubled to right center. When the dust settled, Hardee led 6-2. Neither team was able to score in the fifth. In the sixth, Lake Wales plated a pair of runne rs on a single and homer. Hardee responded with its final tally of the game in the home half of the sixth. Ryan Moore was hit by a pitch and raced home ahead of a Keith Choate triple to deep center field. Lake Wales had one final atbat and was able to get only one score on a combination of hits and walks, leaving two runners on base when the game ended in a Hardee 7-4 win. Coaches Travis Tubbs and Jacob Benavides have a young squad. Only DeLeon, Weems, McGee, Moore, Manley, Dalton Tubbs, Ethan Cord and Adam Salas are sophs. Franks, Harrison, Badillo, Vickers, Camacho, Keith Choate, Kyle Choate, Isaac Flores and Wyatt Zeigler are frosh. JV Split First Games 6A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY T his father and son from Wauchula are shown making cow whips at the recent Florida State Fair in Tampa at Cracker Country, depicting life in Florida in the 1800s. George Altman (white hat) is making a cow whip out of buckskin that sells for about $20 a foot. He also makes and repairs saddles at his shop at 2196 West Main Street in Wauchula. His son Justin Simon (dark hat) is making a cow whip out of nylon and kangaroo hide which sells for $10 to $11 a foot. Simon is manager of Smiths Southern Arms in Wauchula. MAKING COW WHIPS PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY At the recent Florida State Fair in Tampa, Buddy Mills of Okeechobee showed people visiting Cracker Country how to trim, cut and cook swamp cabbage, the heart of Floridas official state tree, the sabal palm. He cooked several batches a day in a cast iron pot over a wood fire, like Floridians did in the 1980s. He uses salt, pepper and salt pork for seasoning. Mills said swamp cabbage is very nutritious, containing vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium, and potassium. SWAMP CABBAGE The Peace River Valley Citrus G rowers Association will host its annual meeting today (Thurs day) at the Turner Center in Arcadia. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with an orange juice reception, followed by dinner pre pared by the Lakewood Ranch FFA club. Comedian Leanne Morgan will be supplying the entertain ment for the night. This mother of three, living in rural Appalachia, has been featured on ABCs The View, the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and Nick at Nights Funniest Moms. She continues to per form in comedy clubs, performing arts centers, and theatres all over the United States and is currently set to develop a sitcom with Warner Brothers and ABC. Morgans style of comedy combines her Southern charm and hilarious storytelling about her own life into an act that keeps you coming back for more. People are always accusing her of spying on them be cause she seems to be living the same life that they do. The fact that everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit even a mong the strangest of audi ences. The meeting will also feature a video message from Congressman Tom Rooney dis cussing the importance of the citrus industry to the states economy and the much-needed research money recently pro vided to fight Greening. This years event is courtesy of Platinum Sponsors Bayer Crop Science, Yara North Amer ica, Farm Credit of Florida, Peace River Citrus Products, Mosaic, C.W. Har-rison Inc. and Tropicana as well as a host of other sponsors. The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association represents commercial citrus growers in Hardee, DeSoto, Manatee, Char lotte and Sara-sota counties. The association has approxi mately 250 grower members and 150 associate members. All commercial citrus growers or citrus-related businesses are invited to attend. To make a reservation, call (863) 494-0061 or (863) 773-2644 or e-mail oj@prvcitrus.org. Citrus Growers M eet Tonight _______________________________ I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 252012-CA-000002 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Successor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset-Backed Securities, Inc., Assett-Backed Certificates, Series 2003-3 Plaintiff, vs. William B. Heggie and Bonnie G. Heggie, Husband and Wife and Mary Hall and Anthony Harrell; et al. Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY TO: Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors, and Trustees of Christine Harrell, Deceased, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN UNTIL GUARDIAN AD LITEM IS AP POINTED. Residence unknown, if liv ing, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforementioned un-known Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown De-fendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. 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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A PHOTO BY KAYLA ELMORE C utting the ribbon at the Town Centers newly refurbished lot are (front, from left) city commissioners Peter Preston and Neda Cobb, Mayor Keith Nadaskay, Commissioner Gary Smith, engineer Bo Conerly and Community Redevelopment Agency Coordinator Jessica Newman; (back) Commissioner John Freeman, City Manager Terry Atchley and Commissioner Ken Lambert. Concrete poured, lines drawn, fl owers planted and the ribbon has been cut! The Wauchula city commis sioners gathered at the Town Center parking lot along U.S. 17 and Main Street for a brief rib bon-cutting ceremony com memorating the completion of the downtown parking lot project on Monday, Feb. 10. The Community Redevelopment Agency led the parking lot project, which included the renovation of three downtown lots and the addition of one new lot. The Community Redevelopment Agency is charged with eliminating slum and blight in Wauchula, said Jessica Newm an, CRA coordinator. The renovated parking lots have brought a fresh breath to our downtown, and the parking lots now look like they belong with the quality of our downtown retail stores, businesses and restaurants. The parking lot project included the renovation of the parking lot adjacent to the his toric train depot and S&S Irriga tion, the Town Center parking lot, the lot adjacent to the Ma sonic Lodge, and the parking lots behind Heritage Park and Giovannis Main Street Kitchen. Main Street Wauchula Inc. of fered $5 discount coupons for bus inesses to utilize in an effort to mitigate any loss of business due to ongoing construction. We got a huge response be cause of the coupons. People who had never visited the shop came in for the first time, said That Sub Shop owner Amy Hines. The parking lot project required a community effort from business owners to the city com missioners, and stemmed from community input at public meet ings during the redevelopment plan update process in 2010. The ribbon-cutting commemorated all of those efforts. Parking Lots Complete! By JIM KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 25, voted unanimously to apply for a $700,000 federal grant to improve the sewage treatment plant. If the grant is approved, the federal funds would flow through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said grants coordinator Fred Fox of St. Augustine. The project would include a grit removal system, a new mechanically cleaned screen and channel, influent lift station improvements, associated yard piping and electrical work of $604,000, plus $40,000 for en gineering and $56,000 for ad ministration. At the Feb. 11 regular monthly meeting, the city commission saw Steve Spinks, 54, retired from CF Industries, in stalled by city attorney Gerald Buhr as a new city commis sioner, replacing Randy Mink who resigned due to health reasons. Spinks grew up in the Lake Dale community and has lived in Bowling Green 15 years. He was the only candidate for the post. No election was needed. The commission accepted a lone bid of $1,050 for the 1992 28 by 44-foot mobile home on t he Phillips property recently purchased by the city. Daniel Hershman of West Palm Beach will remove the mobile home from the site, which is just south of the city sewer plant property. City Manager Jerry Conerly said the city will save $1,900 on its water treatment permit. City commissioner Richard Barone wants recycling bins in the city. Conerly announced Family Dollar Store is no longer inter ested in building a store in Bowling Green. The city has not heard back on i ts offer of $150,000 to purchase the old Bowling Green Inn under certain conditions from owner Gary Delatorre. A city-wide clean-up day will be held Wednesday, April 2. Junk and up to two tires can be placed curbside and will be re moved by the city at no charge to property owners. The junk can include furniture, TVs and appliances. No paint, chemicals or other hazardous materials are allowed. Police Chief John Scheel re ported the new city patrol car has been delivered. Bowling Green To Have Clean-up Day April 2 PHOTO BY JIM KELLY St eve Spinks (right) is sworn in as a city commissioner in Bowling Green on Feb. 11 by city attorney Gerald Buhr. By DOMINIQUE MURPHY Sp ecial To The Herald-Advocate The person I interviewed was Mike Schofield. Q: What was your favorite thing to do in your free time when you were my age? Why? A: When I was your age, my favorite thing to do in my free time was to mainly hang with my friends and play baseball or play pinball machines. Q: What was your first job when you were my age? How much did you get paid? A: My first job was a paper boy. Getting paid just varied on how many customers I had, but it ranged from $40-$100 a month. Q: Did you go into a type of service when you were younger? If so, what and what age and why? A: I went into the Army at 17 years old, and I went because I wouldnt behave and I needed discipline. Q: When you went to school, what was your favorite subject in school and why? A: My favorite subjects were math and history. Q: What was the type of fashion when you were my age? A: The type of fashion was khakis, corduroy. Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in Baltimore, Md., on July 16, 1949. Q: Did you have a coming of age experience? A: My coming of age experience was when I went into the United States of America Army. Q: What was it like to date when you were my age? A: You had to be home at a certain time. Q: What were your favorite things to do with your friends when you were my age? A: Play pinball and play baseball, because that was really all we could do. Q: What were your parents like (strict, not strict)? A: Strict, because you had curfews and certain places you couldnt go and certain things you couldnt do. Q: What kind of music did you listen to when you were my age? Why? A: The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan. They were the thing back then. Q: If you could go back to when you were younger, to when would you go and why? A: If I could go back to when I was younger, I would go back to 1966, when I was 17, because that was when my favorite baseball team won the World SePinball Machines Were A Favorite Pastime ries. Q : Did you play any sports when you were younger? A: Yes, I played baseball, football and I bowled. Q: If you had to get around to places, how did you do it? A: By bus, because I didnt have a vehicle, unless someone who had a car came and picked us up. Q: What kind of activities did you do to bond with your family? A: Nothing much that I can think of. Q: What was your favorite food to eat when you were my age? A: Fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, and liver Q: When you were my age what was your favorite movie to watch? A: Zorro, Tarzan and Western movies were my favorite. Q: When you went to school, how did you get to school and home? How far was the school from your house? A: In third through ninth grades, I walked to school. For 10th and 11th grades, I rode the bus. For 12th, I walked to school. For third to sixth grades, school was like 12 blocks away from my house, in sixth through ninth it was three blocks away, and in 10th and 11th grades it was 20 miles away from my house. It took an hour to get home. For 12th, it was three blocks away. Q: When you went into the Army, what did you think at first of what you were getting yourself into? A: I knew I was getting myself the discipline I needed, and I knew I was going to finally understand to be put into my place. I got what I was looking for when I went. Q: Do you have anything else to add that you would like? A: When I was in the Army, I had to deal with kids your age. I had to be their mommy and daddy, and take care of them and tuck then in at night and make sure they didnt get into any trouble. Also, my life when I was younger wasnt as easy as you teenagers and kids have it. We had to work and do stuff, but you guys get it easy; you get stuff handed to you while we had to work for what we wanted or needed. 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 TimeR R o o a a s s t t U U p p a a F F e e a a s s t t o o f f F F l l a a v v o o r r s s Roasting meats and vegetables i s one of the oldest cooking tech niques in human history. The ear liest form of cooking was probably the direct heat method placing raw meat into an open fire. Roasting via indirect heat was probably an accident. Raw meat was left near the fire, cooking the side closest to the heat. Eventually, somebody thought of putting the meat on a stick, and turning it so that all of the sides cooked evenly and spit-roasting was born. The earliest ovens were made of earth and clay and were found in Central Europe. An earth oven is one of the key indicators of human civilization. It is one of the most common artifacts ar chaeologist look for at an anthro pological dig. Typically, a pit was dug into the ground and then heated, usually by rocks or smoldering de bris. The food was wrapped in leaves and set on top of the heat source, then covered with earth. Cooking times are usually long, as the food is cooked by slow roasting. This type of earth oven has been used by many cultures. In pre-dynastic Egypt, each mudbrick house had an oven. The ce ramic oven is built of clay or another ceramic material, and takes different forms depending on the culture. It is one of the earliest forms of our modern ovens. In India, it is referred to as a "tandoor." Ovens were used to cook food and to make bricks. Brick is another ceramic material and was used to make ovens popular in Italy. With no need for spits or constantly turning the food over a fire, oven roasting was born. High-heat roasting concen trates the flavor of meats and Kitchen Div a By Angela Medearis vegetables and brings out their natural sweetness. Best of all, it can be done year-round on the grill in good weather and in the oven during cold weather. There's no comparison be tween roasted and steamed vegetables. Roasted veggies have browning, carmelization and crisp edges and texture, which adds to their flavor. Roasted veg etables also add wonderful fla vors to dishes without a lot of fat and calories. Roasting garlic, po tatoes and carrots can work won ders as fat substitutes in recipes for mashed vegetables, sauces, cream soups and casseroles. You can spread six cloves of roasted garlic over a slice of bread as you would butter. This recipe for Oven Roasted Vegetable Hash is the perfect way to roast up a feast of flavors using your favorite seasonal veg etables! OVEN ROASTED VEGETABLE HASH You can prepare all the vegeta bles up to 4 hours ahead, except the onions, which will become bitter. Don't overcrowd the pan or the food will steam, not roast. 3 to 3-1/2 pounds root vegeta bles, in any combination* 2 cups broccoli or cauliflower florets 2 medium yellow onions, peeled 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, rendered bacon or pancetta fat or brown butter, or a mixture of the oils 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon ground black pep per 1 teaspoon honey or sugar 1 tablespoon salt 4 ounces aged goat cheese 1. Preheat oven to 450 F. 2. Peel the root vegetables. Cut celery root into 1-inch-thick slices, then cut each slice into 1/4to 1/3-inch thick strips; cut crosswise to make 1/4to 1/3inch dice. If any of the other veg etables are thicker than 1-1/2 inches in diameter, cut them lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into 1/4to 1/3-inchthick slices. Cut the onions into eights through the root ends, leaving the wedges intact. 3. Line a heavy-rimmed baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Place the oil into a large bowl. Mix the oil with the poultry seasoning, pepper, sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of the salt. Place the onions into the oil and toss to coat. Lay the onion wedges cutside down in one corner of the pan. 4. Place the rest of the vegeta bles into the bowl and mix with remaining oil until well-coated. Scatter the root vegetables over the rest of the pan. Sprinkle the vegetables with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of the salt. 5. Roast, turning the vegeta bles every 15 minutes or so with a spatula, until tender and golden, about 45 minutes. The cooked hash can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Warm in a nonstick skillet over moderate heat before serving. To Prep Ahead: Mix the vegetables with the seasoned oil, and cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside at room temperature. Proceed with the instructions for roasting the vegetables. Makes 4 to 6 servings. *Root vegetables include parsnips, carrots, celery root, parsley root, turnips, white or sweet potatoes, acorn or butter nut squash, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans and garlic. (Additional information pro vided by Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, www.WebMD.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

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8A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocateHardee girls track took the healthiest share of points in a quad-meet in Sebring on Thursday, while the Wildcats placed second. Coach Rob Beatty was overall pleased with the performances and noted that most athletes only ran two events as they had an other one on Friday at the huge North Port Invita-tional which includes more than 30 teams from around the state and outof-state. Results from that meet were unavailable at press time. This week, Hardee travels to Lake Placid today (Thursday). The next is a tri-meet at Sarasota Out-Of-Door Academy on March 4 and another at Avon Park on March 6. Girls At Sebring, the girls track competition was fairly evenly match. Hardee won with 81.17 points, with Sebring close at 79.83, Moore Haven at 59.50 and DeSoto at 36.50. Hardee was able to collect points with placement in many events. First place points came from underclassmen Maria Munoz and Madeleine Zamora. Munoz won the 1,600 or mile run in 6:10.12 with teammate Crystal Avila close behind for secondplace points at 6:32.41, just ahead of Lady Streak Kaylyn Cooper at 6:43.44. Crystal Huerta and Anahi Velasco were also among the nine runners in this race. Munoz and Avila also went one-two in the 3,200 or twomile run. Munoz crossed the fin ish line at 13:44.00 and Avila at 14:35.40. Araceli Ramos placed fourth with a time of 15:35.50, just 10 second behind Christian Pules of Sebring. Zamora won the 800-yard run in 2.57.18, beating Sebrings Katie Stoll, who was in at 2:59.72. Angel Mancillas, Ashley Ayala and Brenda Miramontes claimed third, fourth and fifth placed of the 13 runners. Lousha St. Louis placed third in the 100-yard dash and fourth in the 200. She was nine seconds off the second-place pace in the 100 and 31 seconds off third place in the 200. Annetude Delhomme and Ana Toledo were also among 11 runners in the 100 and Delhomme, Toledo and Jacqueline Perez were among 14 in the 200. Ana Galvez placed fourth in the 400-yard dash, with Perez fifth, Litsy Vargas sixth and Julie Lopez ninth of the dozen girls in that race. In the 100-yard hurdles, it was Erica DeLoera third, cutting 45 seconds off her seeded time. Deiunide Dee Dee Metayer placed fourth, Brook-lyn Graham fifth and Savannah Miller sixth, DeLoera was also third in the 300 hurdles, with Miller close behind for fourth place. Hardee girls relays were third in the 4x100 and 4x400 and sec ond in the 4x800, adding impor tant points. Turning to field events, Hardees only first place was in the high jump, where Graham was first of the five girls who finished. In the pole vault, it was Avila tied for second place with Shannon Bloomsa of Sebring and sharing points. Huerta placed fourth, and Galvez and Zamora tied for fifth place. Metayer was eighth, Delhomme 10th and St. Louis 11th among the 16 girls in the long jump. Erica DeLoera, the only Hardee girl in the triple jump, placed third. Allison Smith was second in the shot put, her 29-06.00, just six inches off the winner from Moore Haven. Isabel Abel, Maribel DeLoera, Miller and Nancy Sanchez were also among the 19 girls in the shot put. Smith picked up fourth-place points in the discus, with Maribel DeLoera seventh, and Abel, Juliss Ortiz and Sanchez also participating. Other girls on the 2014 squad are Kayla Albritton, Kristen Burkett, Merislene Cimeus, Shelby Dees, Brooke Faulk, Amberly Franks, Cynthia Hernandez, Deisy Piedad, Fernanda Ramos, Berenice Roblero and Karen Suarez. Boys Sebring dominated the boys performances in its own meet, compiling 113 poionts, to 53 for Hardee, 48 for DeSoto and 45 for Moore Haven. Seniors had the best performances. Tristen Lanier places second in the 400-yard dash, his 53.96 close behind a Moore Haven runners 53.43. Dustin Smith was firth and Sherry Lee ninth in that event. Lanier was also third in the triple jump, with classmate Tyler Helms fifth, Adrian Briones eight, Brandon Beatty ninth and Marco Ehrenkaufer 13th. Jesse Santoyo placed second just ahead of Alex Chavez in third place in the 800-yard run. Marc Salazar was fifth. Nelson Bethea placed second in the 110 hurdles. He also placed third in the shot put and was fourth in the 300 hurdles. Roberto Torres was fifth and Julian Galvez tied for 11th in the shot put. Leonel Rodriguez placed a strong second in the pole vault, with Adam Ramirez, Salazar and Will Roberts also in competition. Gustavo Toledo was third in the 3,200-yard run, with a time of 11.25:60. Gultavo Villalva, Leonel Rodriguez and Adam Ramirez was all in that long run. Tyler Smith placed fourth in the 1,600-yard, with Helms, Gillalva, Ehrenkaufr and Roberts also involved. Hardee won the 4x800 relay, placed second in the 4x400 and was third in the 4x100. Others involved in various events were Cory Rich, Cavaris Snell, John Snell, Johnny Luna, Sahmud Blandin, Chauncey Rivers, Alexander Shields, Jarret Carlton, Dustin Smith, Levi Lovett, DeVonte Greer, De Shaundre Debo McMillan, Jaquavious Kimbrough, Adrian Briones, Andres Hernandez, Devin Mendoza, Timmy Steedley, William Murphy and Netza Garcia. Other boys on this years squad are Thomas Atchley, Kevin Borjas, Braddock Collom, Isis Garza, David Gibson, Ryan Ham, Vaughn Kirkland, Eric Klein, Jimmy Lane, Ed uardo Lopez, Santos Lopez, William McClelland, Jose Padilla, Ezequiel Perc, Ryan Ramirez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Simon Rojas, Jesse Santoyo, Jacob Servin, Larrett Smith, Agustin Toledo and Jose Zuniga. Track Girls Win At Sebring; Boys Second AROUND THE PARK Charles and Emma West left for home, as Emma needs to have some surgery. Please keep her in your prayers and send a card. Welcome back home, Barb! So glad your surgery went well. Our "Men's Treat" saw a full house and everyone enjoying the wonderful dishes that the men prepared, giving the women a day without cooking. Our men know how to cook and make desserts. Yum! Following the dinner, a great time was had at the auction vying for the best gift. Ray Tuttle always puts the fun in raising the "bid." The setting-up crew was Chuck Cline, Leonard Starr and Mike Yaw. Tuesday Bible Study had 11 attending. Connie spoke on "Be of Good Cheer." SUNDAY SERVICE The Rev. Trent Swanson spoke on "How Strong is Our Faith?" The Bluegrass Band opened the service with Trent playing the guitar and singing "Washed in the Blood." Lew Mothersbaugh played the mandolin, Ray Moore played "How Great Thou Art" on the fiddle. Les Day played the banjo. Marie Buntley sang "Take Me in Your Life Boat" and Richard Buntley played the guitar. Connie Swanson and Jeff Riggs sang "He'll Be Coming Down From Glory," written by Warren Pennie. Nancy Pennie played the base and Will Pennie the dobro. Ray and Jo Moore along with family have arrived home safely. BINGO Feb. 13 saw 39 players. Six merchant certificates were given out. Estelle Wheeler won the 50/50 and Edie Philips went home with the jackpot. Feb. 17, Nora Tipton went home with the 50/50, seven mer chant certificates were given players who yelled "bingo! Marie Buntley finally won the cover all. BREAKFAST With Lucy and Leonard Starr and Charles and Kathy Gaylog cooking, nobody goes home hungry. Their grits, eggs, pan cakes, sausage gravy, biscuits and sausages are delicious. SHUFFLEBOARD There were 11 shufflers with six people shooting for the big win. Dowayne Parks came through to be the champion, winning all of his games. Feb. 18, we had 16 turn out. Ed Moore did his best to outdo Nancy Pennie and Carol Yaw, but they became the champions. POKENO With five players this week, Joyce Longueuil went home with more pennies than she came with. That means she was the biggest winner. Feb. 17, we had five players and it was Audrey Semler who ran away with the most pennies. Feb. 19, we had seven play ers. Now, you can talk about the pennies, but when these girls get going on bagging those pennies, it's tense! Joyce Longueuil went running home with the biggest pot yet. She was afraid she might lose them. HORSESHOES Monday will be the tourna ment for the horseshoe players. It is tense; there will be many wanting to win the "trophy" that Mary Ellen and Tom Hopkins are proud to give each year. WII BOWLING Frank Huiet took the honors with a high game of 265 and high average of 238. There were seven players vying for high score. Oasis RV NewsBy Georgianna Mills HOT FUDGE PUDDING CAKE For all you chocolate lovers who want a warm, oozy, chocolate anything NOW this is for you! 6 tablespoons reduced-fat biscuit baking mix Sugar substitute to equal 1/2 cup sugar, suitable for baking 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons chopped wal nuts 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1 tablespoon no-fat sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup hot water 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 2 (12-ounce) custard cups with butter-flavored cooking spray. 2. In a medium bowl, combine baking mix, sugar substi tute to equal 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa and baking powder. Stir in walnuts. Add milk, sour cream and vanilla ex tract. Mix well to combine. Evenly spoon batter into pre pared custard cups. 3. In same bowl, combine hot water, remaining sugar substi tute to equal 1/4 cup, and re maining 1 tablespoon cocoa. Pour about 1/4 cup of cocoa mixture over the top of each cake. Place custard cups on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Place custard cups on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 2 servings. calories, 6g fat, 5g protein, 28g carb., 347mg sodium, 2gm fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Fat.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY!By Healthy Exchanges DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the best way to get rid of tonsil stones, besides stick ing my finger down my throat as far as I can and trying to dislodge the smelly things? More importantly, what is the way to prevent tonsil stones? I never had them until a year or so ago. S.M. ANSWER: Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are the not uncommon (one study reported them in 7 percent of young adults) but seldom discussed clusters of calcified material that lodge in the tonsils. Your tonsils, those ovalshaped swellings on the sides of the back of your throat, are im portant for the cells of the im mune system. Tonsilloliths form in the crypts (deep valleys) of the tonsil, and sometimes are visible as white or yellow spots when looking in the mirror. They become bothersome if they are large enough to cause discomfort or difficulty swallow ing, but often they are noticed because of their unpleasant odor. Tonsilloliths often spontaneously come out of the tonsils; they usu ally are described as waxy or hard, with a peculiar odor. I don't recommend sticking your finger in the back of your throat. The gag reflex can be very strong, and the tonsils have a very good blood supply, so damaging them can be very bloody. Some authorities recommend removal using the tongue attachment of a Waterpik (or similar device), but I have had general success with saltwater gargles. Very large or recurrent tonsilloliths are an indication for a visit to the ENT doctor. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My blood count showed that my hemoglo bin is too high. Everything else is normal. My doctor says the hemoglo bin is high because I smoke. The doctor is on me, every time I see him, to stop smoking. I want to, but I haven't been able to. Is he putting me on with another scare tactic? S.C. ANSWER: Hemoglobin is the stuff inside red blood cells that grabs onto oxygen as the blood cells pass through the lungs. Determining a person's hemoglobin is a surrogate for determining the number of red blood cells. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke prevents the attach ment of oxygen to the red blood cell. The body senses an oxygen deficit. It ups the production of red blood cells to compensate. The hemoglobin count rises. Your doctor is telling you the truth. Now you've got two doc tors harping on you. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to see if the medi cine I get in the United States is the same that I get from India. I took Evista by Eli Lilly, who says there is no generic; however, my supplier from India says there is a generic. A.O. ANSWER: India has no patent protection of medications, so many In dian companies make ver sions of U.S. pharmacologic drugs at greatly re duced cost. Some of the companies are exceedingly reputable, and the drugs are identical. How ever, you don't have the guarantee of purity that comes with government regulation of phar maceuticals in the United States and Canada. While I understand wanting to save money on an ex pensive medication, you're tak ing a risk. 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. DonohueTo Your _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 252014CP000005 IN RE: ESTATE OF KAREN JEAN MONG, Deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KAREN JEAN MONG, deceased, whose date of death was November 22, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HARDEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against dece dents estate must file their claims with this courtWITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2014. Personal Representative: DELORA ANNETTE FORD 5202 NE 14th Terrace Pompano Beach, Florida 33064 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com2:27,3:6c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CASE NO.: 252014CP000006 IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ANN COBB, deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JO ANN COBB, de-ceased, whose date of death was August 10, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this no tice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 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 courtWITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR EVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2014. Personal Representative: FRANKIE N. KELLEY 3028 Mineola Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801-2865 Attorney for Personal Representative: John W. H Burton, of JOHN W. H BURTON, P.A. Post Office Drawer 1729 Wauchula, FL 33873-1729 Telephone No.: (863) 773-3241 Fax No.: (866) 591-1658 Email: burtonpa@strato.net Florida Bar No: 06501372:27c_______________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRCK 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.: 18 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 13-36-23-0100-00001-0004 Description of Property: LOT 4 CORRIVEAU SUBD 549P61 PB-B3P1 588P656 656P488 678P1101 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: NADIA RAMPHAL-RUPAN 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 2NDday of APRIL, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 25thday of FEBRUARY, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER,Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD051XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5122:27-3:20c NOTICE School Board Meeting to be held at 3:00 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hardee County School Board will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m., due to meeting a quorum of members. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room, located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. 2:27c

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 27, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate A pair of senior Hardee weightlifters have, so far, been successful in their goals to get to the state competition on April 25. Keyon Brown, who placed sixth at state last season, is joined by another returnee Joshua Almaraz in attempting to keep advancing in the 2014 weightlifting season. Almaraz lifts in the 154pound class and won at the Feb. 10 Avon Park meet with a 465 total, 240 in the bench press and 225 in the clean & jerk. At Se bring on Feb. 20, he upped his total to 480 with 255 in the bench and 225 in the clean & jerk. Brown, in the heavyweight di vision this season, set his best in the Avon Park meet with a 620 total, 315 in the bench and 305 in the clean & jerk. At Sebring, he upped the bench to 325 and settled for 285 in the clean & jerk for a 610 total. Omar Santiago won at Avon Park with a 450 total in the 169pound division. He had 255 in t he bench and 195 in the clean & jerk. Although he improved to a 455 total at Sebring, it was only good enough for second place against the tough opposition. Three other lifters won at the Avon Park meet. Senior James Greene won the 238-pound class with a 515 total, 275 in the bench and 240 in the clean & jerk. Tyler Bragg won at 183 pounds with a 365 total, 180 in the bench and 185 in the clean & Jerk. And, Jonathan Tucker won in the 238-pound class with a 370 total, with 215 in the bench and 155 in the clean & jerk. Others on the weightlifting squad are Dalton Forrester, Levi Boyette, Alex Clarke, Parker Calton, Hector Lopez, Ryan Ramirez, Jeremy Reyna, Nick Johnson, Kevin White, Jarret Carlton, Daniel Kalinuck, Richard Yang, Jose Gonzales, Tomas Gomez, Blaiaine Molitor, German Figueroa, Noah Coronado and Blake Crawley. Weightlifting Duo Unbeaten COURTESY PHOTOS A large group of fellows is out for the 2014 Hardee boys weightlifting squad; kneeling (left to right) are Dalton Forrester, Levi Boyette, Alex Clarke, Joshua Amaraz, Parker Carlton, Hector Lopez and Omar Santiago; (middle row) Ryan Ramirez, Jeremy Reyna, Nick Johnson, Kevin White, Jarret Carlton, Daniel Kalinuck, Richard Yang and Jose Gonzales; (back row) Coach Uvaldo Sanchez, Tomas Gomez, James Greene, Coach Chris Cook, Keyon Brown, Blaiaine Molitor, German Figueroa, Head Coach Buddy Martin, Noah Coronado, Blake Crawley and Coach Shawn Rivers; missing are Jonathan Tucker and Tyler Bragg. Pioneer Creek RV News By Re ggie DeSmet and Andie McCosco CHAPEL T im and Annella Aurand and Kent and Joyce Aurand welcomed 177 people to chapel on Sunday. Wayne welcomed one couple new to chapel this year. Devotions were led by Two nia Edwards, followed by the anthem Till the Storm Passes By. A solo was sung by Bob Conkle, directed by Ardeth Johns and accompanied on the piano by Cheryl Conkle. There was special music played by the dulcimer group. Pastor David spoke from Matthew 5:16, where we as Christians are called to be the salt of the earth and we need to be the light of the world. In this pa ssage is also found the Ser mon on the Mount, telling us how we are supposed to live. Christians have had an impact on the world through the years. There needs to be a thirst for Christ. As Christians, we need to let people see Jesus in us. Like salt, we can lose our flavor and our influence in the world. We must have contact with people and let God use us as He sees fit. We dont have to be famous or successful; we just need to have an effect on our little cor ner of the world. SCOREBOARD Horseshoes: Pioneer pitchers got off to a fast start in a match he ld at home over a talented Craigs team. Pioneers A players staked the B players to an early 9-7 lead, and the Bs built on that lead with a 10-6 half of their own to make the final score 19-13. Bowling: For the men, Ron Bellis had high game of 224 and a high series of 588. For the women, Terry Stamm had a high game of 142 and a high series of 400. Both Ron Faris and Frank Feeser had 5-10 splits. SPOTLIGHT Ed and Alice Basso are from Ascutney, Vt. He was born in Baltimore, Vt., and she was born in Cavendish, Vt. They met through a neighbor of Eds in Baltimore. They have one daughter, one son, a grand daughter and a great-grand da ughter. Ed has had an RV since 1956 and he is happiest when he is tooling down the road. Alice used to do crafts. They have been in Pioneer Creek for 26 years, living on the same lot. Ed retired as an electrician and garage mechanic. Alice retired as a nurses aide. They are both over 93 years old and their claim to fame is that as of October 2013, they have been married for 74 years. When I talked with them, Ed had on a shirt that Alice had made over 50 years ago with the original buttons still on. It still looked brand new! They have many stories to tell of their time here in the park, and are an asset to the park. Robert L. Shiver Jr. Sales Manager (863) 508-2400 x8430 YOURFRIENDINTHECARBUSINESSFOROVER17 YEARS 863-508-2400 Over 350 New&Used Vehicles To Choose From Lease Payments As Low As F inancing As Low As 0.9% Fit $149 Civic $159 CR-V $219 Odyssey $269 Pilot $289 Vehicle shown for illustration purposes only. S ame vehicle may not be available. For Secure Credit Approval Se Habla Espaol *Payments based on 36 month lease term. Does not include tax, tag, title or dealer fee. Accord $2,000 Down $199 Month 2:27c The Florida Highway Patrol re cently graduated 95 new troopers from its Training Acad emy, marking the first time in the patrols 75-year history that two recruit classes trained and graduated simultaneously. The graduates join the more than 1,800 troopers who patrol the states roads each day to pro vide protection and assistance to Florida residents and visitors. One member from each of the graduating classes has been as signed to Hardee County, the pa trol said. From the 126th Recruit Class, LaTonya Nedd will be stationed in Wauchula for Troop F. For the 127th Recruit Class, Ricardo Castillo has been given that assignment. Today we welcome 95 new members to the Florida Highway Patrol family, said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, at the Jan. 30 ceremony. As we mark our 75th Anniversary of the patrol, these new troopers represent the agencys future and will carry on FHPs traditions and dedication to pub l ic safety in the years to come, he said. For 75 years the Florida Highway Patrol has worked to build a reputation as one of the best state law enforcement agen cies in our country, said Attorney General Pam Bondi, the keynote speaker at the gradua tion ceremony. I am honored to be a part of this historic day and to welcome these 95 troopers who will build on FHPs legacy of providing public safety and assistance to the millions of residents and visitors who travel Floridas highways every day. Members of the 126th and 127th basic recruit classes went through twenty-three weeks of intense physical training and ac ademic study covering topics such as human relations, law, firearms, defensive tactics, vehi cle operations and First Aid. While at the academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, in cluding blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities. 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Hardee Living 2B Th e Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 The Church Of JoyZOLFOSPRINGS Pastor Young Laster F rom Spirit Life Worship Center in Lakeland, FL, son of the late Deacon Jessie Laster & Pastor Lillie Mae Laster of Zolfo Springs, will be preaching at the Church of Joy in Zolfo Springs for E.L. Hearns Pastor Appreciation All are welcome to come out and enjoy this powerful man of God! soc2:27p BIBLE T RIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Rebekah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who ran from the tent door to meet an appearance of the Lord in the plains of Mamre? Jacob, Abraham, Ho-sea, Adam 3. From 2 Kings 24:17, what was the original name of Zedekiah? Eutychus, Mattaniah, Cain, Ethbaal 4. What king had the prophet Uriah killed with a sword for op posing him? Mesha, Jehoia-kim, Darius, Sihon 5. Obed, the son of Ruth and Boaz, became the grandfather of whom? Solomon, Jesse, Elimelech, David 6. From what mountain did Moses see the promised land? Nebo, Moriah, Gilboa, Ararat ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Abraham; 3) Mattaniah; 4) Je hoiakim; 5) David; 6) Nebo Comments? More Trivia? Visit www.TriviaGuy.com (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. New A rrivals ONE PINK, ONE BLUE Robe rt and Courtney Murphy of Wauchula, twins, a daughter and a son, Kimberly Joann and Jonathan Wyatt, born Feb. 18, 2014, at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring, weighing five pounds eight ounces and six pounds eight ounces, respec tively. Mrs. Murphy is the for mer Courtney Packard. Mater-nal great-grandparents are Curtis and Sheirly Jackson of Avon Park. Paternal grandpar ents are Mickey and Wanda Murphy. Birth announcements will be published free of charge within three months of the date of birth. A photo of the infantas a newborn onlymay be added at no cost. Any other photo of the baby will cost $15. His Will It is often asked, why people continue doing something over again, even after deciding to stop doing whatever it is that they dont want to do? We must know that being repeatedly defeated in our effort to rid ourself of an unwanted habit is a symptom of an unsurrendered 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 peoples lives by causing them to think that they are living life their way or just doing their own thing. We must also understand that it is Satan that uses our feelings to guide the will. Christ desires us to live by faith guided by Scriptural reason. Feelings must follow the action of the will rather than being the mo tivation for it. If you desire the joyful experience of true freedom tell Jesus that you are taking your will from Satans control and you are 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 soc2:27c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY T he Hardee Help Center (HHC) had the privilege of speaking to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Panda Restaurant. The HHC, located at 713 East Bay Street in Wauchula, is currently in the process of adding a new program called SMART Choices. The program is for both adults and children and focuses on how to make smart choices with money to help avoid a financial crisis. Opportunities like the Financial Man agement Class, held once a month, is offered to not only clients but anyone interested in learning more about budgeting and managing their money. Sharing with civic groups, such as the Kiwanis Club, is important because our community needs to understand the large impact they have on those in need just by giving small amounts of time, resources and funds. It isnt about large numbers; its all about that one person who overcomes their crisis because of the assistance, resources and love the HHC is able to provide, says Executive Director Jamie Samuels. If you would like more information about how you can be involved in the ministry or attending a Financial Management Class at the Hardee Help Center, please contact them at 863-773-0034. From left are Jamie Samuels, Sam Fite and club president Lizette Ortega. HARDEE HELP CENTER PHOTO BY JIM KELLY P eyton Sullivan, soccer director for the local YMCA and Hardee High School soccer trainer, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Panda Restaurant. Soccer is for everyone. It is not a cultural sport. The YMCA has 262 boys, girls and adults out for soccer in Hardee County. The ages are 3 to adults. The Kiwanis Club donated $2,000 on Feb. 11 to the YMCA soccer program. Our goal is to give Hardee County another major sport and be affordable. Hardee has nearly 40 soccer teams. Sponsorships are $100 for field, $300 for team, and $500 for league. From left are club vice president Nell McCauley, Peyton Sullivan, Florida Angus Queen Destiny (Dusty) McCauley, and club president Lizette Ortega. YMCA SOCCER REPORT Elsa V. GonzalezIncome Tax Service & Notary Authorized e-filer 19 Years of Experience19 aos de experiencia863-781-3631 soc2:13-3:13p Garcias Edward Garcia, owner (863)781-9221 soc2:20,27p M 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 W ash & Vac, Degrease & Shine Interior Car $85 SUVs $125 Clean 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 Two Of The Most Amazing B ible Study Sites And More visit www.amazingfacts.org or www.amazingdiscoveries.org soc2:20-5:29p

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Orange Street(next to Great Florida Insurance)7 77 73 3-2 22 20 00 0 2:27c Danielle & Deborah 773-9684106 N N. 6 6t th hA Av ve e. W Wa au uc ch hu ul la a www.kellysmagnoliatree.com soc2:27c Twelve South Florida State Col lege students were among the top winners in events testing their knowledge of accounting, finance and management during the Phi Beta Lambda District IV Leadership Conference & Competition held at Saint Leo Uni versity on Jan. 25. Students representing SFSC included Michael Nyhan, Michael Gergen, Martile Blackman, Kylee Martin, Alex Mor ris, Deidre Shankle, Clark Zelyk, Austin Mock, Courtney Cloud, Kerry Mushrush, Adri anna Torres and Catherine Steiner. The competition focused on a wide range of business-related tests, including subjects ranging from economics and business decision-making to publicspeaking and marketing. SFSCs Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed in 22 different event categories of business-related topics and placed in the top five in all 22 events. SFSC had a combined total of 31 top-five finishes, including eight firstplace finishes and nine secondplace finishes. SFSC nearly swept the cate gory of management concepts by placing in four of the top-five positions and earning three of the top-five finishes in macro economics. The annual conference and competition attracted nearly 100 business students from District IV, the largest district in Florida, a nd included State College of Florida, Saint Leo University, Pasco Hernando State College, Saint Leo University, Edison College and the University of South Florida. Phi Beta Lambda is the postsecondary division of the na tional Future Business Leaders of America. Through state-based competition at the spring state leadership conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer. SFSC District IV Conference & Competition results were as follows: Michael Nyhan first place, Management Concepts; first place, Human Resource Management; second place, Business Law; second place, Contemporary Sports Issues; and third place, Justice Administration. Michael Gergen first place, Sports Management and Mar keting; first place, Man-agement Analysis and Decision Making (team); first place, Hospitality Management (team); and second place, Management Concepts. Martile Blackman first place, Management Analysis and Decision Making (team); first place, Hospitality Management (team); third place, Man agement Concepts; and third pl ace, Project Manage-ment. Kylee Martin first place, Economic Analysis and De-ci sion Making (team); fifth place, Macroeconomics; fifth place, Microeconomics; and fifth place, Impromptu Speak-ing. Alex Morris first place, Economic Analysis and De-ci sion Making (team); and fourth place, Macroeconomics. Deidre Shankle first place, Computer Concepts; second place, Cyber Security; and fourth place, Retail Management. Clark Zelyk first place, Hospitality Management (team); fourth place, Business Communication; and fifth place, Man agement Concepts. Austin Mock first place, Strategic Analysis and Decision Making. Courtney Cloud second place, Statistical Analysis; sec ond place, Macroeconomics; third place, Accounting Principles; and fifth place, Inter-national Business. Kerry Mushrush second place, Marketing Concepts; second place, Justice Admin-istra tion; and third place, Human Resource Management. Catherine Steiner second place, Retail Management; and third place, Marketing Concepts. SFSC Phi Beta Lambda Members S hine At District-Level Competition COURTESY PHOTO./010 2302 4677080 19:;0<91 =7240; >< 9/0 96= ?>@0 6? 277 AA ;>193>49 46B=09>9>6<1C Barbara Carlton is planning to e nd her 20-year career with the Peace River Valley Citrus Grow ers Association, setting June 1 as her departure date. Carlton notes she will miss working for such a great group of people, stating, "It has been my honor to serve the outstanding individuals that make PRVCGA such a dynamic or ganization. I will dearly miss everyone and being a part of an organization focused keenly on the well-being of local citrus growers. Being a part of this membership has provided me with so many personal high lights to hold dear." Carlton is the second execu tive director of PRVCGA, taking the helm in 1994. Cal Cobb, the first executive director, left the association after six months to return home to New York State. Carlton had left a 10-year career at Farm Credit of Southwest Florida to accept this new challenge. She credits her time there for giving her a strong founda tional knowledge of the mem be rs and their businesses, multitasking and organizational skills and a belief in notable customer service. There is no substitute for a personal relationship, even in todays high-tech world, she notes. I have been blessed with many. Plans are under way to ease the transition and the board is actively engaged in assuring her departure is seamless. Carlton has been working with the board for the past year planning her exit, leaving the leadership time to make necessary plans. In response, the 2013 and 2014 Board of Directors have made significant strides in assuring the association is prepared for this new chapter. They are currently finalizing the future planning process, started with appointment of a Long Range Planning Com-mit tee, which met at the end of last year. They were charged with looking at all aspects of the ass ociation, and the transition process to recommend the proper path for the association in the coming years. Committee members were charged to consider nothing sacred as they examined the association structure, set future goals and made recommendations on achieving those goals. The Long Range Planning Committee recommendations are cur rently being examined by the board and a final strategic plan will be adopted. An Executive Director Search Committee has created a job description, prioritizing the duties of the new executive director, and will be accepting resumes through March, with an antici pated start date in mid-May. More information about the position can be found on the association website and applications can be sent to prcitrus-applica tions@gmail.com. Carlton Announces Retirement

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4B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 Fort Green News By R illa Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! W e have had too much tragedy for our small town this week. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the families of Jimmy Yeomans, Donnie Canary, and Helen Nicholson, all who made their final journeys this past week. Also sympathy is extended to Dr. and Mrs. Dwayne Wyatt on the death of their daughter-in-law, who lived in Atlanta. There is much sickness that I am aware of and more that you may know about. Please con tinue to pray for Gloria Dupree who is still in Manatee Me-morial, Donald Deal, Betty and Clint Walker, Sharon Adams, Doug Heron, Henry Kepler, Joy Spencer and her Mother and David Spencers Mother, who is in the nursing home in Bartow, Byron Newberry, Trudy Hendry, Lavoyd Hall, and Suzanne Gay who fell down the steps get ting ready for church last Sun day morning. Sherman is scheduled for more kidney stone surgery this week. Gary and Ginny Oden were at church as was Betty Waters. They are remarkable. On a happier note, congratu lations to Dr. Hodges. I finally know someone who was elected to the Agriculture Hall of Fame. He and daughter were at the fair several nights but one night in particular Margaret took a pic ture of my granddaughters best of show bookcase. They wanted me in the photo since Kaylee was not available and Lauren Ganious was walking by and so I got her to be in the picture. Congratulations to Brianna Waters on being selected as the most photogenic in the recent Junior Miss contest. Of course all of us at Fort Green thought she should have won as to us she was the most beautiful and she is one of ours. Sherman felt too bad to stay for the contest so I caught a ride home with Faye Davis and her crew! I rode to the fifth grade con test with Karson Goodwyns grandmother, Betty Waters known as Nana and Faye Chancey and Joyce Coker. We all cheered and rang the cow bells for Karson and Abby Duke, both which, we at Fort Green think, should have won something as they were the most beautiful to us. I did see Cheryl and Neil Bone and congratulated t hem on their granddaughter winning the Jr. Miss. Grandpar ents are always there to encourage their offspring. I have never been to so many pageants in one week! The fair was lots of fun and I can understand why Jacque Weeks takes off the entire week. I saw her practically every night. Daughter, Eliza-beth was one of the dancers during the entertain ment for some of the pageants and daughter Danielle showed the 4-H steer and did a good job. I worked at the 4-H booth on Monday from 9 to 5 and had a good time. Faye and Randy Davis were there when Sherman and I arrived. Danny Weeks was there instructing us on all the different new items we had for sale. When the strawberries arrived Mary Samuels, Faye and I washed and got ready for George Wil-son to cut up. Kaylee Hog-enauer helped with this task and when everything was ready to serve we all sat down and breathed a sigh of relief. The fun began when the customers arrived. I still say, George Wil-son can make the prettiest banana split and Mary Samuels the prettiest strawberry shortcake! The rest of us, Donald Samuels, Brother Steve and Tara McGaughey and I waited on the counter and prepared the other items as requests came in with Sherman manning the pulled pork, beans and cole slaw plates. We always have a great time followed by sore feet. Fair week is a great time to see people you dont normally see. Bryant and Marnet Waters were busy as grandchildren participated in various functions. Grandson Kyle had a swine and won a blue ribbon. Hunter Davis and Kaylee Hogenauer were the only Fort Green youth to be in the swine show and sale and both received blue ribbons and good prices for their animals. We appreciate CF who bought Hunters and Alan Jay Ford who bought Kaylees. Dustyn, Tammy, Brianna and Brody Waters enjoyed a week end at Disney recently. They were celebrating birthdays of both youth but this is one place you do not need a reason to visit when you are young! Please pray for our nation and each other. This week in history, as re s earched from the archival pages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Herald and The Herald-Ad-vocate . 75 YEARS AGO Much interest is being shown in the Kiwanis Tennis Tournament to be staged beginning Tuesday of next week. Some 30 entrants have already registered and 20 more are expected by the time the contest begins. Wauchula cagers took two out of three games from Winter Haven basketball teams on the local court Tuesday night. The Wildcat Girls won their contest by the close score of 14 to 12, with the Wildcat B squad con quering the visitor B team by the score of 14 to 4. Walter Windell says, Pay no attention to blokes who make fun of you for waving the Amer ican Flag. Time to worry is when there is no American Flag to wave. There is plenty of food for thought in that advice. That Hardee County is receiving a substantial cash income from the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) was re vealed in figures released here today from state headquarters of the State Welfare Board. During the period from July 1, 1937, when the Board was inducted into office, through December 1938, the end of the last calendar year, Hardee County CCC en rollees received an aggregate sum of $37,260. 50 YEARS AGO A process using radioactive Carbon 14 to estimate the age of a Mastodon bone won the overall first-place award last week in Hardee Countys 1964 Science Fair. The exhibit was entered by James Kendrick, a high school junior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kendrick of Wauchula. Two films on cancer, for all women of Hardee County, will be shown at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Bowling Green Baptist Church fellowship hall. Dr. Barbara Carlton of Wauchula will be present to answer questions and lead a discussion. Army Warrant Officer Charles C. Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Nicholson of Wauchula, has been assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division of Korea. A Dunn, N.C., man is in Palmetto Clinic receiving treatment for injuries he received in a se que nce of events Saturday which (1) his tractor-trailer over turned and (2) the ambulance taking him to the clinic collided with two cars in Wauchula. 25 YEARS AGO March winds blew early last week and with that came a spell of cold weather that hit hard in Florida and left an impact on Hardee County growers and farmers. One report after another confirms the loss of crops and some harm to citrus. Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. and TECO Energy Inc. agreed Friday to pursue a power supply contract involving a new power plant in northwestern Hardee County. During the 1980s Floridas population has grown from 9.7 million to 12.4 million, an in crease of over 27 percent. Dur ing that period Hardee Countys population has grown by 9.2 percent, which was the third slowest growth rate among Floridas 67 counties. The Kiwanis Key Club has been invited to be the guest of the U.S. Marines at a special program when they visit Washington this summer. 10 YEARS AGO Hannah Potter was crowned Miss Hardee County and Natalie Green as Junior Miss in the opening days of the Hardee County Fair. A 19-year-old Iraqi war vet eran is safely home. Private First Class Sarah Olliff received a standing ovation twice during last weeks County Commission meeting as she told a bit of her experiences and showed a video of activities of the 101 Airbornes service in Iraq. Something new is coming to Main Street. Vickie Judah Swin dling and Lisa Smith Ennis, both 1982 Hardee High graduates, reminisced a bit as they planned to open The Coffee Club at Park Place, the former Cranford building adjacent to the Main Street Heritage Park at the inter section of Seventh Avenue. Ending his 25-year career with a deployment to Iraq, a local sergeant plans his retire ment. Staff Sgt. James Carpenter is within sight of the end of his long military career. The 1978 Hardee High School graduate officially retires later this spring. Way Back When BACK IN THE DAY Back in the day or Back when I was your age phrases, not unfamiliar to many, which can bring to mind memories both fond and terrifying, relating truths and perceptions of truth relative to the individual remembering. As a firefighter, my back in the day began in 1974 when I be came a volunteer with the El Jobean Gulf Cove Volunteer Fire Department. Yes, I was 11 years old, did not fight fire yet but I did get to ride the fire trucks and make sure the other volunteers had what they needed on the fire. We all did our part, helped our community and shared the bond of brotherhood. I remember my first structure fire I went to in 1977. I was 14. It was 4:30 a.m. when the siren went off, you know the type, the old air-raid siren on the roof. It was a school day, but when I heard the siren I shot out of bed and asked Mom and Dad if I could go. Mom said, No, go back to bed, you have school today. I asked Dad, Go ahead, son. Be careful. From Dads go, I went, and I never rode my 10-speed bike any faster. I arrived at the station just as the second truck was getting ready to pull out. I jumped on the tail-board and went to the fire. I remember seeing the glow in the sky ahead of us and black smoke, knowing we had a real worker, and thought my heart would burst out of my chest. The fire was an apartment that was built above the local watering hole across the road from the Forestry Tower. The apartment was destroyed, as was most of the watering hole, but it survived. The other volunteers had placed my helmet, rubber coat, and 3/4 pull-up boots on the truck, and when we arrived I put my gear on. The other volunteers were putting out the fire and I did my job by making sure they had refreshments and other necessities. When the fire was out, I was allowed to walk through and see the devastation and help with the mopping up by extinguishing any hot spots of fire with the !-inch booster hose. How it started is a mystery to me but, as always, rumors run rampant and that can be come the new truth if allowed to take root. Suffice it to say it was suspicious. Moving into today, as fire chief of Hardee County Fire-Rescue and reflecting upon not only my back-in-the-day stories but hearing those of the men and women of HCFR, I can enjoy and relate to them, knowing that many of these men and women began their careers as volunteers, just as I did Back in the day. The Fireside B y James Stillwagon Hardee County Fire-Rescue Chief If Nostradamus would have written a nything close to this! Consider Testimonies Volumn 9 beginning on Page 11 by E.G. White Must Reads: Desire of Ages & The Great Controversy Download entire E.G.W. App. from the E.G. White Estate soc2:20-5:29p soc2:27c Come Try Our Newly Expanded Menu w/More Delicious Items!Every Wednesday50 Wings(minimum of 6) After 4pm With Purchase Of Drink Every Thursday Night 8pm CloseKaraoke & DJingwithDJ Adam Newman Beer! Food! FunPool Table Competition-Style Darts Cornhole Digital Junkbox UPCOMINGEVENTS soc2:27& Grille 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007Hours: Mon. 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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B EXERCISE PAYS OFF H ave you noticed that your muscles seem to get weaker as you get older? It's thought that starting at age 40, we lose about 1 percent of muscle mass each year. Multiple studies have questioned whether that muscle loss is true aging or whether it's from disuse. One particular study com pared "master athletes" (recre ational athletes who seriously exercised four to five times a week) who were 40 to 80 years old. Researchers measured leg strength, muscle mass and fat content of their muscles. They even took MRI scans of cross sections of the muscles of those at various ages who exercised versus those who didn't. They discovered that the loss of muscle mass and strength was not due to aging alone. Senior athletes had almost as much leg muscle as the younger athletes. There was little fat in the mus cles of senior athletes. There was little loss of strength. Which means there's hope for the rest of us. Here's my theory, after viewing the photos: We might not get back all the muscles and s trength we had when we were very active and younger, but we can get back some of it, even if we've been sedentary for years. At the very least we can maintain what we have and avoid fur ther loss of strength. Here's what we get with regular exercise: muscles and legs can hold us up, keeping us strong and agile. Without that strength, we're more likely to suffer from falls and broken bones. bones, which gives them strength. can continue to do things for ourselves; we keep our inde pendence. Ask about classes at your local senior center. Even yoga or tai chi would be a good place to start. 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 By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee JV girls softball team added a pair of games in the last two weeks. The girls played on successive Fridays, Feb. 14 and Feb 21, both home games. This weeks only game is to morrow (Friday) at district rival Lemon Bay. Next week, it is Monday at Frostproof, Tuesday home for DeSoto and Friday home for Sebring. Hardee started well against Spotting the junior Lady Tigers a first-inning run while leaving the bases loaded, Hardee put a three-spot on the board. Jac-que line McGhee opened with a hit to center field and advanced on an Arianna Ramos sacrifice. Tara McNabb singled to right center to score McGhee. Walks to Tiffany Flores and Kourtney Henderson kept the action going. On a Michaela Vil larreal fielders choice McNabb was out coming home, but Alyssa Tatum brought two runners home on her hit to left field. It was 3-1. the top of the second to narrow the deficit to 3-2 and Hardee stranded a runner. In the third in seven runs on a combination of hits and a walk to take the lead for good. H ardee batters went The junior Lady Tigers added a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Hardee got a pair of scores in the fifth inning. McGhee singled to left field and moved along on a Ramos sacrifice. When Flores smacked a hit to right field, McGhee skipped home. Flores raced across home on a Henderson hit, making the final score 12-5. It was a defensive game against Lake Wales on Feb. 21. The junior Lady Highlanders scored one run in the top of the first on a pair of errors. Hardee left runners stranded until the fifth inning, when McGhee singled to left and Julia Figueroa followed with a shot nearly to the fence. Tatum and Flores shoved Mc Ghee home. There was no further scoring until the seventh inning when Lake Wales plated a pair of runners on several hits. Hardee came up just short. Figueroa sin gled to left and rode around the bases on hits by Gabby Allen and Henderson, who were both stranded, leaving Hardee on the short side of the 3-2 score. JV Girls On The Move Dear Editor: A nybody who thinks Obama is working for the people of this country should read Obamas America, Unmaking The American Dream, by Dinesh D Souza. The author has done a lot of research on the Obama fam ilys way of thinking and his policies on the U.S. since taking office. His policy is to make the U.S. a third world country. He has stopped the proposed Keystone pipeline, stopped most new oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, then gave money (through the Export-Import Bank) to Mexico to do drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He awarded a big helicopter contract to a foreign country while a U.S. contractor lost out. The Export-Import Bank gave big money to India to buy airlines. He has cut back on our missile defense system and not built up our ground forces. H e has assisted the Muslim brotherhood many, many times. He spent way more money as president than our other presi dents. His wife spends millions on travel and vacations at our expense. He opposes everything to cut our national debt. He has caused inflation with his moneyeasing policies, and now he wants more money from taxpay ers while controlling your health issues down the nth degree. Obama is not fit to be presi dent of anything, let alone the U.S.A. He is not working for our country or its people and should be removed from office as soon as possible. He is a disaster for our country. William Bartlett Zolfo Springs Letter To The Editor President Obama Is Not G ood For Future Of U.S. soc 2:27p Hawaii an Call to make your appointment now! Re opening 767-1888 GOSPELSING soc2:27cwith Spirit Wind Trio VICTORY PRAISE CENTER Refreshments TheService SAVE THE DATECrystal Lake Village Craft Fair & Bake Sale L uncheon Starts at 11 am Everyone Welcome soc2:27p Rea ding Instruction Specialist Your Child Will Learn to Read! Free Evaluation Internationally Acclaimed Method Children, Teens & Adults soc2:27c 2:27c N OTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING There will be a meeting of the HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS to consider a Proposed Change to the Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC South Fort Meade Mine Hardee County or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida Copies of the documents relating to this report are avail able for public inspection during regular office hours at the office of the Hardee County Mining Coordinator, 110 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board and decision of the Board of County Commissioners, the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Managers Office at least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing. Rick Knight, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 2:27c Stop by and see why so many from Hardee County buy from me. Gene Davis S ales Manager 2:27c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or w ww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT retary of State of the State of ested in said business enter Ptnr.. 2:27p The Southwest Florida Water Man agement District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Advisory Committee. This meet Board members may attend. DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: 14576 Blackjack Road, Dover FL 33527 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. For more information, you may contact: Cindy.Taylor@watermat ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211,x4150(Ad Order EXE308). 2:27c NOW PURCHASING CITRUS FRUIT Frank Vasquez C itrus Broker E st. 1956 2:27c PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO P layers on the 2014 JV softball squad are (front, from left to right) Alyssa Tatum, Michaela Villareal, Julia Figueroa, Tiffany Flores, Vanessa Ortiz, Ariana Ramos and Mara Goodwyn; (back row) Jacqueline McGhee, Kourtney Henderson, Shayna Harned, Gabby Allen, Ana Erekson, Tara McNabb and Diana DeSantiago.

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6B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 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: AgricultureMobile Homes AppliancesNotices AutomobilePersonal Boats Pets FurniturePlants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help WantedRecreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServices MiscellaneousWanted MotorcyclesYard Sales DIESEL INJECTION repairs, p umps, turbo, injectors, remove and install available, 863-3810538. 2:27p Agriculture 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 CNA, BILINGUAL, apply in person al ong with resume at Bowling Green Medical Center, 302 West Main Street, 375-2214. 2:27-3:27c C NAS & HHAS-A LIfe At Home Home Health Care has expanded services to Hardee County. Call 941-747-9922 for more informa tion. Resumes may be faxed to 941-747-9944 or emailed to work @alifeatomehhc.com. www.alifeHelp Wanted Agriculture athomehhc.com.2:27,3:6p APPLI CATIONS NOWbeing ac cepted for Immediate opening Experience Auto Body Technician. Experience only. I-Car preferred, but not necessary. Alan Jay Chevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep of Wauchula, 1405 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula, FL 33873, (863) 7736913, Beth Jones. 2:27c DR IVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus. Great pay. Consistent freight, great miles on this Regional ac count. 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Contact Charles A. Thompson, 772-633-7027. 1:30-2:27p 2009 GOLF CART $2,350 cash, 781-1062. 2:27c Miscellaneous Houses Help Wanted NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1998 FORD 1 FMYU24E0WUC49257 2005 FORD 1FMFU1859LA20723 LEINOR: DRISKELL SERVICE CENTER, 903 HWY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873. Each of you are hereby notified that the above named leinor claims a lien of the above described vehicles for labor, storage and services performed. The leins claimed by the above leinor are sub ject to enforcement pursuant to FL. Statute 713.78. DRISKELL SERVICE CENTER commencing at 8:00 a.m. on March 21, 2014. 2:27,3:6c cl2:27c 900 N Robert Avenue, Arcadia FL 34266 Registered Nurses Full Time AM and PM Shifts for Expe rienced RNs in: Med/Surg OB L&D and Nursery ICU Night House Supervisor Email Resumes to: ckendrick@dmh.org Cl inical Support Opportunities FT Social Worker Home Health and Hospital Based FT Days Medical Technologist Experienced PT Registered Pharmacy Tech Experienced PT RAC Coordinator Per Diem Phlebotomist Lab Experience Per Diem Respiratory Therapist OB Experience Per Diem Radiology Tech CT Experience Per Diem Ultrasound Tech OB Experience Hospital Wide Career Opportunities! 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 L A M B E R T REALTY INC.105 West Summit Street Wauchula, FL 33873Bus. 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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, remainder 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 cl2:27c S POTLIGHT Nice 2B/1Bth home on large lot in Wauchula, plenty of space for 3rd bedroom. Lifetime roof, double paned windows, 24x26 workshop/garage. Close to shopping and restaurants. $60,000. 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 6 9 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 7O)Tj /TT12 7.5 Tf 1.8263 0 0 1 181.234 138.354 Tm (7 77 7 -0 07 72 27 7116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart) B ILLY B OBS TIREScl2:27c 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 Es panol THE BEST DEALFROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, t heres no better place to shop for your next car. NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS 954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent G reat 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 HELP WANTED T ELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS Full Time $24,356 00 The Hardee County Sheriffs Office is taking applications for full time Telecommunication Spe cialists. You must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test, pass a typing test and work shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned by 4 p.m., March 10, 2014, at the Sheriffs Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE cl2:20,27c

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The Classifieds F ebruary 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B 2 SEMI TRAILERS WITH LIGHTS u sed 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 PARK MODEL 12x35 with 8x25 s creened room, new 10x12 stor age shed. Little Charlie Creek RV Park, lot 270. 814-226-9697. 2:27-3:27p 1999 SUZUKI Marauder 800cc, 1 1,000 miles. Great bike. $2,000 OBO. 863-832-3136. 2:27p 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 Pets Motorcycles Mobile Homes Miscellaneous 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 STRAWBERRIES!!! For sale, $10 f lat. 620 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. Call Jose Flores 863-832-4603. 2:27-3:6p ST RAWBERRIES! Center Hill Farm, 2949 Center Hill Road, Bowling Green. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage ready now. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 2:13-3:13p 24 ACRES, 167 Golden Oaks Rd., Zo lfo 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 2002 TRAVEL SUPREME 5th w heel, 36, 3 slides, new A/C, generator, $15,000, 517-230-5118. 2:27-3:13p NICE LARGE 1 BR Apartment, 507 H igh St., Wauchula. $450 month. 863-781-9129.2:27-3:27p 2 /1 MOBILE HOME in Wauchula. $500 month, $300 security. Teresa 863-781-9084, Bill 863-781-4460. 2:27tfc 3 /2 HOME, 501 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula, $600 deposit, $700 month, 863-773-6998. 2:27c 2 3, 4, 5, 10 BEDROOM Houses, no deposit, $400 monthly up, city and country, 863-773-6616. 2:27-3:6p *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 AT TENTION! 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 EAGLE LAWN CARE, no con t racts, mowing, weeding, tree trimming, 863-399-8967. 2:27-3:37p LOOK ING FOR SOMEONE to care for your loved one? I am a CNA with CPR Certification, with references. Give me a call 863-2612926. 2:20-3:20p Services Rentals, Commercial Rentals Recreational NEED YOUR HOME OR business c leaned? Call Premium Commer cial and Residential Cleaning Service at 863-245-4648. Best rates in town.2:13-3:13p Unlimited 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 Services ATTENTION! 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 Yard Sales Services SATURDAY, 8 AM 4 PM, Davis Ranch Rd., Zolfo Springs. 2:27p OR ANGE BLOSSOM PARK-WIDE Sales, Friday, Saturday, 9-12, 2829 17 N., BG. Food, clothes, appli ances, furniture, misc. 2:27p F RIDAY, SATURDAY, 2150 Eagle Drive, off Heard Bridge. Little of everything. 2:27p F RIDAY, SATURDAY, 7:30-?, 701 South Florida Ave. Little bit of everything. 2:27p SAT URDAY, 9 am ?, 307 River side Dr., Wauchula. 2:27p Yard Sales HELP WANTED L .P.N. $35,360 00 The Hardee County Sheriffs Office is taking applications for a L.P.N. You must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at the Sheriffs Of fice, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014. If other arrange ments are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10am 6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am 7pmCLOSEDTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDAN HILL Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! NO INTERESTOR FINANCE CHARGES cl2:6tfc 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 PRICE REDUCED!!!! This 3 bedroom 1 bath ho me is perfect for a new family. Plumbing and electric has been totally updated, 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 $65,000 N EWLY LISTED LOG CABIN LOCATED IN FORT 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 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 HANDYMAN SPECIAL!! This 3 bedroom, 1 b athroom home is a handyman special and would be great for a first time homeowner or someone looking to invest. Home is very conveniently located close to schools, shopping, parks and other activities. Home has great potential, come by and see it today! Priced at $30,000 A FAMILY HOME!This 3 bedroom, 2 bath b rick home is on a quiet no traffic road outside of city limits. Large oaks in yard, out buildings, and alarm system. Priced at $159,900 GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie Mae Properties NEWLY LISTED!!!! 3 bedroom, 2 bath large ho me, has a storage shed, double carport and large bonus room. The property does include the vacant lot next to the home. Priced at $173,000 NEWLY LISTED!! 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile ho me. It is in excellent shape has a great floor plan, has a 12x15 shed, gazebo, w/sit ting area, and a concrete slab driveway for two and 3 cars. Priced at $65,500 INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 9 .55 acres used to be a nursery. Has very large metal building and a mobile home that could be used for storage. With some TLC property can be up and running again. Priced at $67,999 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 MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath conc rete block home. Nice Family style home! Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 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 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!! cl2:27c cl2 :27,3:6c 10.96 ac building site. Scattered trees & w ell. Fenced for cows. Manatee County $192,500 3 Br 2 Ba cedar sided home in Wauchula Large detached garage, wrap around porch $179,500 4,600 sf building on over 1 acre of land in town. Full kitchen with commercial appliances. Possible uses include church, service club or restaurant. REDUCED to $99,500 33 Acres 2 BR 2 BA mobile home. Partially wooded with creek branch. 2 wells, greenhouse, 2 tractors & various equipment. $230,000 Commercial property! 1.5 ac just North of Bowling Green in Polk County. Highway 17 frontage. Price reduced to $199,500 Church building! C orner of Florida Ave & Orange St, Wauchula 5,011 sf building. Large parking area with street on 3 sides. $275,000 Mini-warehouse 19 units that are all rented. $155,000. Call for details. Commercial building Over 4,800 sf located just off Highway 17 Southbound. Frontage on 2 roads with parking. Great opportunity for your business. $149,000 Own a piece of MAIN STREET! 2 story building on the corner of Main and 7th Avenue. Completely remodeled and upgraded. $250,000 Highway 17 frontage! LOT Zoned C-2 City water and sewer available. $86,500 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Dusty Albritton 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 cl2:27c Family Owned & OperatedServing Central Florida For Over 20 YearsOwner Robert Spurlock FREE ESTIMATES $50 Off Any Job $500 or More Licensed & Insured CCC 1325523NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER 2:27p 863-453-5565

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8B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 The Classifieds BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 MONDAY SATURDAY 8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels 197 ac pasture on Johnston Road. $1,000,000 38.5 ac on the Peace River, 2BR/2B mobile home, barn. $377,000 25 ac in Gardner, 3 wells, septic, electric. $150,000 14 ac in Fort Green. $84,000 13 ac on SR 66, fenced, pond. $123,500 Several 5-10 ac tracts, ranging between $25,000-$80,000 2.5 ac homesite in Ona. $38,500 2 ac commercial site in Arcadia. $64,500 TIP OF THE DAY: Ashbrook Realty proudly supports the Hardee County Fair. Congratulations to all the contestants and exhibitors! JOHN FREEMAN (863) 781-4084 Associate SANDY LARRISON, Broker (863) 832-0130 cell cl2:27c Lamar Gilliard H ome: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo Springs Mobile: (941) 456-6507 cl4:19tfc GILLIARDFILL DIRT INC. Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or w ww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALL BILLY HILLAT 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 V V e e h h i i c c l l e e s s $ $6 65 5 A A W W e ee ek k! cl2:20tfc Heartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201 Sebring, Florida 33870(863) 382-3887 M Colding@HeartlandRE.net www.HeartlandRE.net cl2:27c MULTI-FAMILY HOME ON 10 ACRES Built in 2001, located in Hardee County and close to town. $298,000 Call the Lovetts for more information Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? cl11:7tfcC Carols Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 H ARDEE C AR C OMPANY (Across From First National Bank) 773-6667 B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e W W e e W W o on n t t B Be e U Un nd de er r s so ol ld d M)200( A 7PP 6 PAlsoBilly & Janices RentalsHouses & ApartmentsBowling Green Flea Market We Appreciate Our Customers And Have Been In Business For Over 25 YearsAnd Looking Forward To 25 More! cl2:27c Equal Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider THE PALMS (863) 773-3809 TD D 800-955-8771 $99 Move In Special through Feb. 28th Plus $1200 FREE RENT (*O ne year lease @$100/mo reduction) Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts. Rental Office Hours M onday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM cl2:6-27c98 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor hand-harvesting blueberries near Wauchula, Florida, for Rodrigo Gutierrez-Tapia, Farm Labor Con tractor, with work beginning on or about 03/10/2014 and ending on or about 05/15/2014. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $10.26 per hour or piece rate of $0.70 per pound. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and sub sistence will be provided by the employer upon comple tion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Workers may be required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. Applicants should report or send resumes to CareerSource Heartland, 324 6th Ave. N., Wauchula, FL 33873, (863) 773-3474, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order number #FL9845187. Job service agents should contact Steven Aggelis, FL DEO Alien Labor Certification, at (850) 921-3339. EOE. H-300-14012-406259. cl2:27,3:6c 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. culture business. North and South bound exposure. 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 P Po ol lk k C Co ou un nt ty y: : P P P P 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 cl2:27c in sales for Hardee and ERA Real Estate offices located world wide! (863) 773-2128 R EALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JO E L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL REALTOR See more listings at w ww.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS 89 acs fronts Peace River & inc ludes cabin, barn, 3 wells, & 35 ac grove. Excellent pasture & majestic live oaks w/plenty of deer & turkey. $735,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 5 acs. w/mature trees in Desoto Co. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! PRICE REDUCED! 200 ac excellent pasture for hunting deer $2,950/ac! 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian PRICE REDUCED! 37 acs Jessica Prescott (841) 737-6502 REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 JIMMY EDENFIELD...........448-2821 MONICA REAS..............781-0888 DAVID ROYAL.....................781-3490 cl2:27c w/3 250 well has perimeter fe ncing & dble paved rd business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! 1.3 ac commercial lot w/3,766SF restaurant & drivethru has 130+ ft frontage on N&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000! 9 ac grove on Main Street East, 4 well, micro-jet irrigation. $60,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. Commercial lot (zoned C-2) in $14,000 Realtors NOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 Flores & Flores, Inc. ****MAKE AN OFFER**** mi um location. Large screened patio, large fenced-in backyard, corner lot, central air & heat. This home is well maintained and available for $125,000 WE SHARE THE SAME MLSW ITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours !!!LOOKING FOR LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENTS!!!cl2:27c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net w ith central air & heat. Big open hallway, lots of storage space, front and back porch, metal roof and pasture fenced-in for cattle or horses. Property sits on a dead-end county maintained road. Offered at $135,000 private neighborhood with no through traffic. 2 Car garage, open floor-plan, utility room, and french doors to backyard. Offered at $99,900.00

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BGE Presents Proud Panther Award Winners COUR TESY PHOTOS Bowling Green Elementary recently held an honors breakfast to celebrate the winners of the Proud Panther award for the second nine weeks of the school year. Kindergarteners with their certificates are (front, from left) Jasyiah Singleton, Natalie Rodriguez, Azaria Benavides and Elvis Jose-Garcia; (back) Makaelah Sanchez, Alejandro Rodriguez, Michael Avila-Victoria, Rachel Reynolds and Jenny Cabrera. Missing is Lidia Valencia. Students in second grade earning the Proud Panther award are (front) Alvin Sanchez, Mkenzy Stewart, Liliana Hernandez and Luizandro Rodriguez-Paz; (back) Bryan Glisson, Daniel Castro, Yasmine Lopez and Charity Thompson. Absent is Destiny Justiss. BGE third graders receiving their award certificates are (front) Vanessa Padilla-Lucatero, Yadira Sanchez, Rafael Reyes-Miranda and Jennifer Hernandez-Garcia; (back) Karime Rodriguez, Christian Gonzalez, Kelsey Gomez and Kyleigh Revell. Proud Panthers in first grade are (front) Jeremiah Hodges, Tyasia Spurlock, Brenda Lopez-Ramos and Omar Moralez; (back) Zachary Hunt, Jessica Bautista-Lopez, Elaney Stewart, Dallas Rodriguez, Milagros Covarrubias-Vales and Alyssa Hines. Fourth-grade recipients of the Proud Panther award are (front) Simeon Blas, Elijah Albrit ton, Anissa Castillo and Juan Lagui; (back) John McBride, Yaridalia Solis, Raquel Martinez and Eric Felix. Missing is Sylvia Crosby. BGE fifth graders earning the title Proud Panther are (front) Adan Molina, Monica Hernandez-Ruiz, Veronica Sanchez and Erik Leon-Lopez; (back) Jose Hernandez, Eliana Browning, Majavia Thompson and Denise Moralez. February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, Fluffy French Toast. Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Rib Patty on WGR Bun, Savory Oven Roasted Chicken & Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Fresh Broccoli and Dip, Home-style Baked Beans, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Bite Meal, Mini Cheeseburgers, PB Jamwich, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Seasoned Sweet Yellow Corn, Red Delicious Apples, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B rown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Nachos w/Meat & Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza, Yo gurt Parfait w/Fruit, Garden Fresh Side Salad, Salsa, Steamed Normandy Blended Vegetables, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Grape Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chef Salad w Turkey, Spinach & Roll, Chicken Que sadilla, Sloppy Joe on WG Bun, Roasted Potatoes, Salsa, Lemon and Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: C heerios, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Pancakes & Sausge on a Stick, Fruit Cock tail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Turkey & Gravy with Roll, Bean Burrito, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Salsa, Steamed Spinach, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Whats For L unch? MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, Fluffy French Toast. Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Rib Patty on WGR Bun, Savory Oven Roasted Chicken & Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Fresh Broccoli and Dip, Home-style Baked Beans, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Bite Meal, Mini Cheeseburgers, PB Jamwich, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Seasoned Sweet Yellow Corn, Red Delicious Apples, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B rown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Nachos w/Meat & Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza, Yo gurt Parfait w/Fruit, Garden Fresh Side Salad, Salsa, Steamed Normandy Blended Vegetables, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Grape Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chef Salad w Turkey, Spinach & Roll, Chicken Que sadilla, Sloppy Joe on WG Bun, Roasted Potatoes, Celery Sticks and dip, Salsa, Lemon and Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: C heerios, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Pancakes & Sausge on a Stick, Fruit Cock tail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Turkey & Gravy with Roll, Bean Burrito, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Salsa, Steamed Spinach, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk JUNIOR HIGH MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, French Toast. Turkey Sausage, Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Rib Patty on WGR Bun, Savory Oven Roasted Chicken & Roll, Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Tuna Salad w/Bread Bowl, Fresh Broccoli and Dip, Homestyle Baked Beans, Fruit Cup, Fresh Bartlett Pear, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Chicken Bite Meal, Mini Cheeseburgers, Taco Salad w/Tortilla Chips, PB Jamwich, Cheese Stick, WGR Chips, Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Seasoned Sweet Yellow Corn, Banana, Grape Juice, Condi-ments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B reakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Grahams, Super Donut, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken, Cheese & Spinach Chef Salad w/Breadstick, Mini Cheese-burg ers, Nachos w/Meat & Cheese, Cheese Pizza, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Garden Fresh Side Salad, Salsa, Steamed Normandy Blended Vegetables, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Florida Or anges, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Orange Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Chef Salad w Turkey, Spinach & Roll, Chicken Que sadilla, Sloppy Joe on WG Bun, Roasted Potatoes, Celery Sticks and Dip, Salsa, Lemon and Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Granny Smith Apples, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: C heerios, Blueberry Pancakes & Sausge on a Stick, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/Spinach & Breadstick, Turkey & Gravy with Roll, Bean Burrito, WGR Cheese Sticks & Marinara, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Salsa, Steamed Spinach, Apple Slices, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Condiments and Milk SENIOR HIGH

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County Fair Exhibits Photos & Montage By KAYLA ELMORE 10B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014

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12B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 R idding Home of Mice When they find evidence of mice in the house droppings, gnawed food containers or dis turbed attic insulation many homeowners will contact a pestcontrol professional. This is a wise choice if they can't locate where mice are entering the house or where they're nesting, because exterminators can help pinpoint those locations. From there on things get decidedly DIY, even with a pest-control service. First, you'll need to decide on the type of trap to deploy. Most are lethal or injurious to the mouse if you're opposed to killing, few options are available other than to live trap and relo cate the mouse. The exterminator may recommend a number of op tions, including the familiar "snap" trap, open glue traps or an enclosed glue trap, in combina tion with a rodent poison. He or she may recommend a sloweracting poison that mice bring back to the nest with bait or on their paws or fur the poison levels build up until the mouse dies, along with any other mice that have eaten the bait or licked the affected mouse. What to use depends on differ ent factors. Traps and poisons cannot be put into areas of the house where pets or small chil dren can access them. Enclosed traps (sort of like larger roach motels, where the mouse sneaks inside and gets stuck on a glue pad) are somewhat safer but don't always work well. The traps need to be placed near suspected nesting areas, but not too close, as mice will figure out the game quickly. And their location and bait need to be changed frequently, about once per week. Place traps or poison in out-ofreach areas where you have found evidence of mice infesta tion, such as the tops of kitchen cabinets, well inside or behind lower cabinets, and attics or crawlspaces that cannot be ac cessed by pets. Try different baits in different locations, such as peanut butter, pieces of bread or yeast rolls, or meat. If the mouse doesn't take the first bait, look at the food packages the mouse has gnawed into and use a bit of that food as bait. Meantime, remove any accessible sources of food. Throw away any packages that have been gnawed open. Undamaged food products that are packaged in cardboard or paper should be repackaged in sturdy plastic or metal containers. Thoroughly clean the cabinets, pantry and other storage areas to remove spilled food, crumbs and mouse droppings. This will allow you to see any new drop pings so you can figure out where the mice most often roam. The lack of food also will drive the mice toward the bait and traps. Once a mouse is caught, re move it immediately and clean the spot with an ammonia-based cleaner, like Windex, to remove much of the mouse's scent and prevent alarming other mice. Bait and place a new trap a few feet away from the old location. HOME TIP: When using a snap trap, try putting the bait inside a small piece of pantyhose before attaching to the trap: the mouse may catch its teeth in the nylon, delaying it long enough for the trap to snap. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police offi cers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Feb. 23, Abel Aguilar, 27, of 1423 Last Acres Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with DUI. Feb. 23, Rafael Bautista, 19, of 803 Lake Branch Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Brian LaFlam and charged with battery. Feb. 23, Adalberto Lopez, 19, of 2317 Falcon Lane, Wau-chula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with possession of alcohol under age 21. Feb. 23, thefts on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Oak Meadow Lane were reported. Feb. 22, Maria Nativad Dominguez, 33, of 349 River Chase Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with larceny petit theft. Feb. 22, Lisa Ann Qualls, 32, of 122 Allman St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with battery. Feb. 22, Anthony Deamaro Briseno, 21, of 1150 Gause Ave., Bartow, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with larceny petit theft. Feb. 22, Pedro Luis Bonet, 49, of 915 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with battery. Feb. 22, a residential burglary on Tom Bryan Road, and thefts on two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported. Feb. 21, a residential burglary on North Ed Wells Road and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South were reported. Feb. 20, Roksana Sultana, 51, of 3452 Suwannee St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with distribution of schedule IIII synthetic narcotics, gambling/owning or manufacturing of slot machines and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 19, Joseph Thomas Martinez, 26, of 1048 Sally Blvd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 19, Patrick Keith Thomas, 43, of 5017 Dixiana Dr., Bowl ing Green, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 19, a robbery/holdup on Will Duke Road and a theft on Marion Street were reported. Feb. 18, Pedro Vidal Pesquera, 30, of 311 Turner Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on two counts of violation of probation. Feb. 18, Teresa Rodriguez, 37, of 4655 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 18, a residential burglary on Stansfield Avenue, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 East, and thefts on Sabal Palm Drive, Honeysuckle Street and Erler Road were reported. Feb. 17, Christopher Brent Saldivar, 36, of 228 S. Bailey Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas on a charge of withholding child support. Feb. 17, Roberto Althuro Gallegos, 25, of 803 Pleasant Way, Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of failure to appear in court. Feb. 17, Jessie Lamar Keeton, 22, of 977 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged battery and violation of probation. Feb. 17, Jessica Lynn Hays, 22, of 3892 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged with battery and two counts cruelty toward child that could result in injury. Feb. 17, Aaron Markeeia Cook, 33, of 405 Bertha Fulse St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with ha bitual driving without a license and violation of probation. Feb. 17, residential burglaries on South First Avenue and Tom Bryan Road and a theft on Pignut Street were reported. WAUCHULA Feb. 23, a tag stolen on North Second Street was reported. Feb. 22, Jose Fidencio Garza, 41, of 2599 Garza Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jesse Poole and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, fraud giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 22, Brian Gary-Demas Sambrano, 25, of 607 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with possession of methamphetamine, battery, smuggling contraband into a detention facility and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 21, Gerardo Santiago, 29, of 100 Lang Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jesse Pool and charged with DUI, DUI with property damage and no valid license. Feb. 20, a business block on East Main Street was reported. Feb. 19, Marty Wayne Evans, 37, of 1427 Lost Acres Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with battery. Feb. 18, Patrick Lenord Williamson, 48, of 711 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with battery and battery on a person age 65 or older. Feb. 18, Damien Richard, 24, of 635 S. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery. Feb. 18, thefts on Walton Avenue and on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) were reported. Feb. 17, a residential burglary on South First Avenue was re ported. BOWLING GREEN Feb. 17, Michael Stephen Martinez, 22, of 517 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jeremy Mendoza and charged with possession of methamphetamine. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2014-04(formerly Ordinance 2013-14) will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of March 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; MODIFYING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 22 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA (THE CODE); MODIFYING RATES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS RE LATED TO THE CITYS ELECTRIC UTILITY; MODIFYING THE CITYS FRANCHISE REGULATIONS; AMENDING OR CREATING SECTIONS 22-1, 22-3, 22-5, 22-15, 2216, 22-17, 22-18, 22-20, 22-21, 22-23, 22-24, 22-25, 22-27, 22-32, 22-33, 22-34, 2235, 22-111, 22-112, 22-113, 22-118, 22-121, 22-122, 22-123, AND 22-124, CODE OF ORDINANCES; MODIFYING ELECTRIC USER RATES; MODIFYING THE TARIFF AND AUTHORIZING ITS FILING WITH THE FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 2:27c N OTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2014-02 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of March 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 3 OF THE WAUCHULA CITY CODE; AMENDING SECTIONS 3-2 THROUGH 3-12 OF THE WAUCHULA CITY CODE TO DESIGNATE THE HOURS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT TO BE SOLD, SERVED, DISPENSED, CONSUMED OR PERMITTED TO BE SERVED OR CONSUMED; ESTABLISHING CLOSING PROCEDURES; ESTABLISHING ZONES WHERE SALES ARE NOT PERMITTED; PROVIDING FOR INSPECTION OF RECORDS AND PREMISES; REPEALING PRIOR INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 2:27c C ITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 2:27c C ITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In accordance with S. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of Wauchula CRA has developed the annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year. The Annual Report and a complete financial statement setting forth assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of fiscal year 2013 has been filed with the City of Wauchula City Clerk, and is available for inspection during business hours in the office of the Clerk, located at 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, phone number 863-773-3131. In addition, the report is available for inspection during business hours in the office of the CRA, located at 107 E. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, phone number 863-767-0330 or by visiting www.cityofwauchula.com. Keith Nadaskay, Chairperson Jessica Newman, Coordinator City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency 107 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 863-767-0330 2:27c The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 27, 2014 PAGE ONE PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY T he Gospel Jubilee of the First Baptist Church of Wauchula performed at Cracker Country recently at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. One photo shows lead singer David Spencer with a mandolin. Another photo shows Cass White with an upright bass fiddle. In the group photo in front row from left are Mary Beth Bryant, Donna Alexy, Judy Terrell, June Potter and Cass White. In back row are David Spencer, Debbie Carlton and James Walker. FBC GOSPEL JUBILEE 2/27/2014 S un Data Rise: 6:53 AM Set: 6:26 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 33 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:18 AM Set: 4:55 PM Overhead: 11:05 AM Underfoot:11:33 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 4% percent waning 4% Waning Crescent Major Times 11:05 AM 1:05 PM 11:33 PM 1:33 AM Minor Times 5:18 AM 6:18 AM 4:55 PM 5:55 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 2/28/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:52 AM Set: 6:27 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 35 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:04 AM Set: 6:01 PM Overhead: 12:01 PM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 1% percent waning 1% Waning Crescent Major Times --:---:-12:01 PM 2:01 PM Minor Times 6:04 AM 7:04 AM 6:01 PM 7:01 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -5 3/1/2014 S un Data Rise: 6:51 AM Set: 6:27 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 36 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:49 AM Set: 7:06 PM Overhead: 12:56 PM Underfoot:12:29 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 0% percent new 0% NEW MOON Major Times 12:29 AM -2:29 AM 12:56 PM 2:56 PM Minor Times 6:49 AM 7:49 AM 7:06 PM 8:06 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing SEASONS BEST Time Zone UTC: -5 3/2/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:50 AM Set: 6:28 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 38 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:32 AM Set: 8:09 PM Overhead: 1:46 PM Underfoot: 1:23 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 3% percent waxing 3% Waxing Crescent Major Times 1:23 AM 3:23 AM 1:46 PM 3:46 PM Minor Times 7:32 AM 8:32 AM 8:09 PM 9:09 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better++ Time Zone UTC: -5 3/3/2014 S un Data Rise: 6:49 AM Set: 6:28 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 39 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:14 AM Set: 9:11 PM Overhead: 2:41 PM Underfoot: 2:15 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 8% percent waxing 8% Waxing Crescent Major Times 2:15 AM 4:15 AM 2:41 PM 4:41 PM Minor Times 8:14 AM 9:14 AM 9:11 PM 10:11 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -5 3/4/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:48 AM Set: 6:29 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 41 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:56 AM Set: 10:11 PM Overhead: 3:32 PM Underfoot: 3:07 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 14% percent waxing 14% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:07 AM 5:07 AM 3:32 PM 5:32 PM Minor Times 8:56 AM 9:56 AM 10:11 PM -11:11 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 3/5/2014 S un Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 6:30 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 43 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:39 AM Set: 11:09 PM Overhead: 4:23 PM Underfoot: 3:58 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 23% percent waxing 23% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:58 AM 5:58 AM 4:23 PM 6:23 PM Minor Times 9:39 AM -10:39 AM 11:09 PM-12:09 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 3/6/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:46 AM Set: 6:30 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 44 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:23 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:13 PM Underfoot: 4:48 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 32% percent waxing 32% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:48 AM 6:48 AM 5:13 PM 7:13 PM Minor Times --:---:-10:23 AM-11:23 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 Solunar Forecast 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! 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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE U NITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange St. 773-1017 Sunday Meet & Greet..........10:15 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Service....................12:00 p.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeting........6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape St. 375-3353 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship....................8:00 a.m. Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd4:00 p.m. Tues. Prayer/Bible Study......6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 17 South Morning Worship................10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday..........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. 375-2231 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday............................7:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH 725 Palmetto St. 375-3304 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study......7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday......................5:00 p.m. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Main & W. Centra. Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening....................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..... .......7:00 p.m. FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Disciples Train & Choirs......5:30 p.m. Evening Worship..................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy. 17 N 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study............................9: 30 a.m. Morning Worship................10:45 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Discipleship Training Y outh & Adult..................6:00 p.m. TeamKID (ages 3-5th grade) ..6:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grape & Church Streets 375-2340 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study..................6:00 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION Misa (Espanol) Sunday........7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana St. 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion....11:00 p.m. Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m. Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m. Jueves De Predicacion..........7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward St. 445-0290 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..................7:00 p.m MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto St. Church School......................9:30 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Service............... .....7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer......7:00 p.m. Communion-2nd Sun. Eve...6:00 p.m. MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m. OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL PRAISE CENTER E. Broward St. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Sunday Service......................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.......9:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion........5:00 p.m. Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 S outh US Hwy 17 Morning Service..................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning..6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange St. 375-2911 Sunday Church School..........9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study........6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main St. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship...................7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop 448-2831 Martes: Oracion....................7:00 p.m. Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica......7:00 p.m. Domingo: Servicio..............10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer.............. ..6:00 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane 773-2540 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday AWANA for Kids..............6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Englishg Service..................11:30 a.m. General Worship Service......1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. CELEBRATION CHURCH Rainey Blvd. 863-781-1624 hardee.celebration.org Sunday Morning Service....11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Service....5:30 p.m. Childcare provided at all services CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group..................7:00 p.m. Youth Cell Group..................7:00 p.m. Childrens Cell Group..........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship.................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship..............6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 201 S. Florida Ave. Sunday Bible Study..............9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service......10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Class........7:00 p.m. Mens Leadership & Training Class 2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Martin Luther King Blvd. 767-0199 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Priesthood............................11:00 a.m. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS (SPANISH) 615 Rainey Blvd. 257-3950 Sunday Bible Study............10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica ..........................10:00 a.m. Servicio................................11:00 a.m. Lunes Oracion......................6:00 p.m. Miercoles Servicio................7:00 p.m. EL REMANENTE I GLECIA CRISTIANA 318 W. Main St.. Martes Oracion......................7:00 p.m. Jueves Servicio......................7:30 p.m. Viernes Servicio....................7:30 p.m. Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m. ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Service..................11:30 a.m. Evening Service....................7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath..7:30 p.m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship..................11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper................6:15 p.m. Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship..................10:20 a.m. Childrens Chuch................10:40 a.m. Evening Service....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main St. 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages........9: 45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Sr. Adult Bible Study..........10: 00 a.m. Childrens Chiors (PK-Grade 4)....................5:30 p.m. PRAISE 57Jr High Chior..5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting..6:00 p.m. Kids On Missions (PK-Grade 4)....................6:00 p.m. Club 56................................6:00 p.m. Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m. Family Life Ministry & Discipleship..................6:00 p.m. Church Orchestra..................6:00 p.m. Adult Choir..........................7:00 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Opens........9:30 a.m. K ids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast..........................10:45 a.m. Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)............................10:45 a.m. Worship Service..................10:45 a.m. W EDNESDAY : Check-In begins for N ursery-5thgrade..................6:15 p.m. Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto St. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Ave. 773-6556 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ Bible Study........................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study......7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship............9:15 a.m. Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship....10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner......6:00 p.m. Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming.... ..............................................7:00 p.m. FLORIDAS FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386. Sunday School......................9:00 a.m. Morning Worship................10:00 a.m. Wed. Family Night................7:00 p.m. Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church FLORIDA GOSPEL 511 W. Palmetto 223-5126 Sunday Morning Worship. ...11:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship..............7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158 Morning Service..................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH 1262 W. Main St. 767-6500 Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Worship................................10:30 a.m. Wed. Night Dinner................6:00 p.m. Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl. Crossroads & Lighthouse Min.................7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 W. MAIN STREET WAUCHULA, FL Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study........6:30 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA Old Bradenton Road 767-1010 IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Rd. Sunday School....................10: 00 a.m. Evening Service....................6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)................................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service........7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA F UENTE DE VIDA 501 N. 9 th Ave. Martes..................................7: 30 p.m. Jueves....................................7:30 p.m. Domingo..............................10:30 a.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA de Dios 511 W. Palmetto St. Domingos..............................6:00 p.m. Miercoles...............................7:00 p.m. JEHOVAHS WITNESSES ENGLISH 155 Altman Road 1131 Sunday Service......................2:00 p.m. JEHOVAHS WITNESSES SPANISH Sunday Service....................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL Friday Evening......................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIOAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main St. 773-0065 Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 W. Palmetto St. 773-2929 Sunday Service....................10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Road 64 East Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service... .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service......6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Activities (All Ages)..........................7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNING CHURCH Georgia & 9th Avenue 781-5887 Sunday Worship..................11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Communion....11:00 a.m. Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m. T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday....7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m. Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service....4:00 p.m. Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main St. 735-0321 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Communion....................10:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship........ ........10:00 a.m. Bible Study..........................11:15 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Worship Service..................11:00 a.m. Wed. Evening Prayer............7:00 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 North US Hwy 17 Morning Service..................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning..6:30 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344 Radio Program WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY 1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Service....................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. ST. ANNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418 Sunday..................................9:30 a.m. Holy Days............................................ ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)... ...5:00 p.m. (Spanish)......7:00 p.m. Sunday(English)....................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)..................11:30 a.m. (Creole)......................1:30 p.m. Catecismo..............................9:45 a.m. Daily Mass in English..........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927 Sabbath School.....................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Tues. Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 S 10th Ave. 773-4368 Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship..............7:30 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:30 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train....................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:15 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training....7:30 p.m. Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m. Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 210 Anderson Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Church...................... ............10:00 a.m. Youth Service........................6:00 p.m. Evening Service....................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship..................7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER (Full Gospel) 501 N. 9th Ave. Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study..................7:00 p.m. Mens Fri. Prayer..................7:00 p.m. COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH Gardner Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657 Sunday School............ ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................6:30 p.m. EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS CHURCH INC Corner of 6th and Hickory Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Wednesday............................7:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th St. 735-1200 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship................11:00 a.m. Training Union......................5:00 p.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544 Gospel Music......................10:30 a.m. Worship Service..................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study........7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship..........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH South Hwy. 17 494-5456 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship.............. ..11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m. LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 O ak St. 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship....................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study........6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Rd. (863) 832-9292 Sunday School....................10:00 a.m. Worship................................11:00 a.m. Evening..................................1:00 p.m. Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 7358586 Morning Worship................10:00 a.m. Childrens Church................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Youth & F.T.H.............7:00 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship..................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship..................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship..................7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Ave. E. Escuela Dominical..............10:00 a.m. Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m. ..............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles..........7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday ..........................10:30 a.m. Evening Service....................6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday............................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east of Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service....................11:00 a.m. ST. PAULS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636 Sunday School . ................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship......................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service..............7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane Domingo, Misa en Espano..10:00 a.m. Catecismo............................11:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica . ........10:00 a.m. Servicio................................11:00 a.m. Pioneer Club..........................6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche............7:00 p.m. Mierecoles Merienda............6:00 p.m. Servicio..................................8:00 p.m. Sabado Liga de Jovenes........5:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy Barber H wy. 66 East P.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL S chedule of Weekly Services ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service b y The Herald-Advocate Wauchula, Florida Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m. 2C The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 Four-year-old Mary liked the story, The Three Little Pigs. She begged her father to read it to her every night. One day he taped the story and when she asked him to read it to her he said, Dear, please turn on the tape recorder. I made a recording especially for you. But, she protested, it cant hug me. When someone wraps their arms around us we feel safe and loved, wanted and important. Love has eyes to see the misery of others, ears to hear the cries of others, feet that hurry to help others, hands that can lift the burdens of others and a heart to feel the pain of others. The Bible urges, Dear Friends, let us practice loving each other, for love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God, and that they are getting to know Him better.Visit us at: www.SowerMinistries.org

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Q: Can you tell me if Army W ives will be back on Life time? I loved that show. Cheryl, Boise, Idaho A: "Army Wives" was not renewed after seven successful and record-breaking seasons on Life time. For all of us who need some sort of closure, Lifetime has come through with a twohour special, "Army Wives: A Final Salute," which premieres Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The retrospective pro vides a look back at the program with members of the cast and production team as they come to gether for a final, heartfelt goodbye to "Army Wives." The special features interviews with original cast members, including Wendy Davis, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson, who reunite to offer exclu sive insight into the show and their characters. Q: Can you tell me what happened to "Golden Boy"? I never saw a finale episode for it. Is it gone for good? Diane B., via email A: "Golden Boy" which aired on CBS for one season followed the meteoric rise of Walter Clark, an ambitious cop who became the youngest police commissioner in New York City's history. The show starred Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro and Bonnie Somerville, and was very well received with glowing reviews from critics and audiences alike. However, the show fell victim to the old "mediocre ratings" syn drome, and was canceled after its freshman season. Q: I was glad to read in your column that "Game of Thrones" is returning to HBO on April 6. Does that mean sea son 3 will be out on DVD soon? Doug C., via email A: Season three of the adventure-fantasy series was released Feb. 18 on DVD. So now you can now catch up on what you've been missing, just in time for season four. But keep all spoil ers, including "The Red Wed ding," close to the vest. READERS: I've discovered a wonderful new book series, and I want to share it with you. New author Em Barrett has written "Leaving Green Island" and "The Almosts," which follow three 20-something girlfriends as they navigate the present day trying to find the right job, the right boyfriend and the right life. We also get a glimpse into the past to see how they got where they are today. I tell you, I could n't put these books down, and now, five of my readers won't be able to either. I am giving away five sets of these books in e-book form (if you don't have an ereader, you can still read them on your computer). Simply send an email to letters@cindyelavsky. com and tell me to enter you in the book giveaway contest, or send a letter to: Cindy Elavsky, King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Deadline is April 30, 2014. 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. Celebrity Ex tra By Cindy Elavsky In Other Action The Wauchula City Commission al so discussed the following items during the 2-hour, 20minute meeting on Feb. 10. All members were present except Russell Smith. named the Paige Waters home at 708 E. Palmetto Street for the curb appeal award for February. applauded Sandy Chesnut as the 2013 Employee of the year. noted Commissioner Neda Cobb had completed the Florida League of Cities municipal officer training. approved second reading of Ordinance 2014-01 re-estab lishing the Code Enforcement Board and Magistrate System for enforcement and first reading of Ordinance 2014-02 updating the alcohol beverage laws. held a Fair Housing public workshop and reviewed stan dards. People cannot be discriminated in the sale or rental, finance or brokerage in housing because of race, color, sex, religion, origin, familial status or handicap. There must be a sys tem to document all complaints, which are to be sent to the fed eral Housing and Urban Devel opment (HUD) Southeast office, Five Points Plaza, 40 Marietta St., 16th Floor, Atlanta, Ga. 30303-2806. recessed and met as the pension board and reconvened as a commission to approve pen sion board amendments, adver tising for a pension board attorney and invoices from Gray Robinson. declared the city grove as surplus preparing it for sale, and also declared a list of 10 pieces of equipment, generators, vehicles, mowers, etc. as surplus. approved purchase of a truck for the utility department and the financing arrangements for purchase of three police ve hicles, which should be received within 90 days. recessed and met as a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board and recon vened as a commission to approve the CRA actions, including awarding best bid of Redding Lawn Care for the CRA and city landscaping projects, which will relieve the parks and grounds staff for other duties. It was announced that Paint The Town for this year is May 10, the Slice of Life historical event will be March 29, the city will work with the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority on development of the incubator project in the old Scottys Building on U.S. 17 South, and work on historic markers and historical photo panel boards to put in windows of vacant downtown buildings is under way. announced Peace River Parks Walk n Talk tours will be on Feb. 26 and March 8, both be ginning at 9 a.m. with Kayton Nedza as tour guide. The next commission workshop will be March 3 at 5 p.m. and regular meeting at on March 10 at 6 p.m. Both will be held in commission chambers in Historic City Hall, 225 E. Main St., 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. 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4C The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 _______________________________ IN 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 of 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.com2:20,27c ____________________________________ _______________________________ 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 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, 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 pursuant to a Summary Final Judg ment 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 BEGINNING; 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_______________________________ _______________________________ 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_______________________________TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGPLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014, 6:00 PM The Town of Zolfo Springs Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing regarding the following amendment to the Town of Zolfo Springs Comprehensive Plan. AN AMENDMENT TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; SPECIFICALLY, AMENDING THE ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT AND UP DATING THE 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN. The Town of Zolfo Springs Planning and Zoning Board will consider these proposed amendments on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible. The hearing shall be held at the Zolfo Springs Town Hall Commission Chambers, 3210 US Highway 17; Zolfo Springs, Florida. At the meeting interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. The hearing may be continued by the Planning and Zoning Board under appropriate circumstances. Copies of the proposed amendments are available for inspection and review with the Town Clerk from between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk prior to or during the meeting. Persons are advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, at his or her own expense and effort, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. 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. 2:27cCollectingQ: I have an origi nal Boston Herald newspaper published Nov. 23, 1963, report ing the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas. What is this newspa per worth? I have been told it belongs in a mu seum. Edward, Nashua, N.H. A: Your newspaper is, per haps, worth about $25. It is not rare or all that collectible. The fact that it is a Boston paper makes it a little more interesting, but doesn't elevate it in value all that much. The newspapers of the JFK assassination that collec tors scramble for are the ones that were published in Dallas during the day before and the ac tual date of the event. Keep in mind that hundreds of millions of newspapers were published about this tragic event, and most sell in shops and at antiques malls generally in the $15 to $25 range. As I often state in this column, there are always ex ceptions. Q: I have a collection of signed and designer jewelry, including pieces by Napier, Marvello, Kramer, Judy Lee, Worthington Money and Sarah Coventry. Can you provide me with the name of someone who can help me de termine values and perhaps buy these items? Charlotte, Okeechobee, Fla. A: Costume and designer jewelry have increased in value during the past decade or so. There are several excellent references, includ ing "Warman's Jewelry: Identification & Price Guide" by Christie Romero, and "Warman's Vintage Jewelry: Identi fication & Price Guide" by Leigh Leshner, both published by Krause Books. These guides are filled with images in full color with descriptions and values for more than 2,000 pieces of both vintage and costume jewelry. Janet Gaynor has bought and sold vintage and costume jew elry for more than three decades. She is knowledgeable and can help you. Her contact is P.O. Box 35038, Tucson, AZ 85740; and 520-615-1544. Q: I am sending you a pic ture of a flour shaker that I think is at least 40 years old. Is it worth keeping? Alice, Rio Rancho, N.M. A: What you have is a Jeannette Jadite Ring flour shaker that is quite collectible and worth about $75 in good condition. Collectors should be cautious buying this line, however, since reproductions have flooded the marketplace. 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 per sonally answer all reader questions. Do not send any ma terials requiring return mail.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Daniel Gagne, 51 Sherrington, Quebec, Canada, and Guylaine Boudreault, 53, Sherring-ton, Quebec, Canada. Robert Logan Barker, 39, of Wauchula, and Yvonne Elaine Adams, 38, Wauchula. Dale Eugene Roberts, 34, Wauchula, and Angela Diane Delaney, 33, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently in county court. American South Realty Corp. vs. Brenda Sandoval, judgment for tenant eviction. Country Manor Apartments vs. Jesus Anaya et al, judgment for tenant eviction. Midland Funding vs. Herman Smith, order approving stipulated settlement and dis missing case. There was no misdemeanor court as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Yaminah Salaam vs. Willie Harris, petition for injunction for protection. Frank D. Greeson vs. the state Department of Corrections (DOC), petition to review in mate situation. Timothy Cowart vs. Tommy Parker (two cases), petition for injunction for protection Jose Gutierrez vs. Argie Ramoa, petition for injunction for protection. Juventino Munoz-Perez vs. Jose Castillo-Vasquez, petition for injunction for protection. Amanda Clair vs. Chris-to pher Woods, petition for injunction for protection. Alicia D. Ross and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Dale Richard Hettech, peti tion for administrative child sup port order. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Beatrice M. Juarez and DOR vs. Juan Manuel Juarez IV, order. Severiano E. Rivera and Sara Alicia Prieto Riveria, amended order. David Howell and Eunice Howell vs. Ashley Howell Hines, order. Tiffany N. Keeton and Jessie Keeton Jr., divorce. Shane P. Grantham and Kristen Kay McNeil Grantham, stip ulated judgment. Shaila Rahman Hossain and Ramel M. Hossain, order. Andrea Rosales and DOR vs. Frankie Reyna, order on child support contempt. Rosa Marie Rodriguez and DOR vs. Frankie Reyna, order on child support contempt. Rebecca Villegas and DOR vs. Frankie Reyna, order on child support contempt. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Christina Aurea Harrelson et al, judgment of mortgage foreclo sure. James B. Nutter & Co. vs. Lurena Blandin et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Deonna C. Brantley et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. Sylvia Sanchez and DOR vs. Michael Paul Sanchez, order on child support contempt. Norma Lopez and DOR vs. Ernest Wayne Wheeler, order on child support contempt. Theresa Denise Bostick and DOR vs. Mark Alan Bostick, order on child support contempt. Topeika White and DOR vs. Cedric David Williams, order on child support contempt. Amanda Kae Sunday and DOR vs. Homer Curtis Kirk, order on child support contempt. Amanda Alcantar and DOR vs. David Ochoa, order on child support contempt. Letitia Ann Bostick Crews vs. Mark Alan Bostick, order on child support contempt. Jose Gutierrez vs. Argie Ramos, petition for injunction for protection denied. Hugh Kunselman and Florida prisoners vs. Governor Rick Scott, petition of Jan. 13, 2014 denied. There was no felony crimi nal court last week because it was trial week. The following cases were settled. Armando Hinojosa, violation of probation (original charge possession of drug parapherna lia), probation revoked, 364 days in jail, $300 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, fees and costs. Heather Pavolini, violation of probation (original charges two counts possession of drug paraphernalia), probation re-voked, 364 days in jail, $300 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, fees and costs. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Mirtha V. Ponce-Calderon to Edward Rios and Elisavet C. Rios $47,000. Lee Tapager to Rich Holtzee and Allen Zoellick, $30,000 Lealon H. Childs to Kenneth E. and Josephine M. Thompson, $29,000. Donald H. and Rose M. Sum mers to Robert S. Wil-liams, $60,000.

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C 2:20,27c 2:27c Dear Editor: T o: Fifth Generation Residents of Hardee County ... A few thoughts: Ancient Egypt coalesced 5,000 years ago. One of the greatest civilizations. Their achievements included quarry ing, surveying and construction techniques that facilitated the building of monumental pyra mids, temples, and obelisks; a system of mathematics, a practi cal and effective system of med icine, irrigation systems and agricultural production tech niques, the first known ships, glass technology, new forms of literature, and the earliest known peace treaty. Egypt today is in trouble. A car bomb blew up less that two miles from the pyramids yesterday. The population of Cairo is almost eight million (almost a NYC). When I was there on the eve of 9/11, slums abutted the pyra mids. Tourists do not visit Egypt today. When tourists visited Egypt, it was to marvel at the accomplishments of their an cestors, not what their de-scen dants did to their legacy. Barely a week goes by that someone in Hardee County does not proclaim which generation they came from. Ms. Monica Reas started her re-marks from the BOCC podium recently with Im a __ generation Hardee Countian. Repre-sentative Ben Albritton began his Letter to the Editor dodging his complicity in the bankrupt LifeSync grant by saying, Im a __ generation ... Mrs. Krystin Chapman, in her rebuttal to my letter to the editor titled, A Better Way For the IDA, wrote, Im a ___ generation ... Heck, the Florida Secre tary of Agriculture Adam Putnam at Streamsong made the same claim. H onestly, if I were a fifth gen eration descendant living in Hardee County today, I would not brag about it. I also would not expect that distinction to garner extra points when it comes to getting jobs and board appointments. It does, but it shouldnt. The economic demographics of our county are pathetic. Mrs. Krystin Chapman warns about listening to out siders from Chicago and Miami because they do not know what is best for HC. Because they are not fifth genera tion? As Hardee County slides down the economic ladder, we live with the results of nepotism and cronyism from insiders that stay inside by keeping outsiders out. Folks, it is literally that sim ple. A losers bet, to say the least, but keeping a tight circle of cronies in public positions gives them first dibs on up to $10 million per year in public slush money for anything they cook up. How about a non-evaluated, USDA inspected com mercial kitchen incubator in an ol d hardware store that employs their friends and relatives with public money? No denying, the accomplish ments of the first generations are spectacular. A Land Remembered, by Patrick Smith tells of what was given so their children would have a better life in central Florida. He also wrote about the plight of migrant workers (Angel City) who also sacri ficed for the bounties now being spent by the fifth generation. Lets not forget, the ancestors were also outsiders. They were not dependent on public welfare (crony derived jobs and assis tance). They used all available information from other emi grants to build the legacy that is now being dismantled one bite at a time. Not until the cycle of tired, unimaginative and scared isolationists from ___ generation welcome newcomers with a world of talent and experience, will this county stand a chance. Henry Kuhlman Fort Green Letter To The Editor County Would Benefit F rom Fresh Perspective Do Big Dogs Equal Stronger Economy? Is our growing preference for larger dog breeds a sign that the economy is recovering? According to the American Kennel Club, that's a possibility. Owning bigger breeds an economic indicator of sorts have been on the rise during the past five years, said Lisa Peterson, an AKC representative. As the economy has improved, people are turning back to the big dogs they love, which cost more to feed and care for than the smaller breeds that saw a rise in popularity in 2007 and 2008. That's an odd statement to make, considering the most popular large dogs have never been out of the AKC's annual top 10 breeds. The Labrador Retriever has held the No. 1 spot for 23 years, and the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever consis tently make the top five. The Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier are the only small breeds to consistently break into the top 10. It raises questions about what the AKC thinks of dog owners. What were we doing when we were supposedly out of love with big dogs six years ago? What about owners who prefer smaller dogs? While financial problems are often cited as a reason for owners to neglect or abandon their dogs, the size of the dog isn't the biggest cause. Smaller breeds can cost just as much or more to care for, and I've met many own ers who would gladly go hungry to make sure their pet has food. Owners have many reasons for choosing the pet they bring into the family. Economic concerns are an important consideration, but responsible owners consider a lot of factors, such as the breed, its size, potential behavioral or health issues, apartment or homeowner association rules, and local pet ordinances. It's irresponsible of the AKC to correlate breed size with growth or dampening of the economy and smacks of bias by the organization. Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Paw s Corner By Sam Mazzotta MUSICAL ENTERTAINERS PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY L eon Jacobs Jr. of Lawrenceville, Ga., is a star performer on the keyboard for the Dennis Lee Show at the annual Florida State Fair in Tampa. They also perform at the annual Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Singer Dennis Lee of Clearwater and Memphis, Tenn., is shown singing with Alex Knight, 20, and her twin sister, Katie Knight. They live in Palm Beach Gardens with their mother Kristen Knight. The girls were born at 30 weeks and are living with cerebral palsy. Alex, wearing a necklace, weighed 3 pounds, 2 ounces at birth, and Katie weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER REGISTRATION AND NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSEPursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given to the following person(s) to show cause why they should not be disqualified as a registered voter: Thayson L Quinn 3368 Jack Jones Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Scottie Dale Boyles 404 N 7th Ave Apt A Wauchula, FL 33873 Tomeka C Cozart 1525 US Highway 17 North Bowling Green, FL 33834 The above individuals are notified to show cause why his/her name should not be removed from the voter registration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and removal of your name from the statewide voter registration system. For further information and instruction, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30 days of publication of this notice. Jeffery Ussery Supervisor of Elections Hardee County La NOTA DE VOTANTE INVALIDO La MATRICULA Y la NOTA para MOSTRAR la CAUSA Segn Seccin 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, la nota por la presente es dada a la persona (s) siguiente para mostrar la causa por qu ellos no deben ser descalificados como un votante registrado: Thayson L Quinn 3368 Jack Jones Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Scottie Dale Boyles 404 N 7th Ave Apt A Wauchula, FL 33873 Tomeka C Cozart 1525 US Highway 17 North Bowling Green, FL 33834 encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa por qu su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de matrcula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro de 30 das tendr como resultado una determinacin de ineligibility por el Supervisor y la eliminacin de su nombre del sistema a todo el estado de matrcula de votante. Para la informacin y la instruccin adicionales, avise al Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 das de la publicacin de esta nota. Jeffery Ussery El Supervisor de Condado de Elecciones Hardee 2:27c2014 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDSMeetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida unless otherwise noted BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF March 06th at 8:30 a.m. and 20th at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session 02/14/14 at 8:30 a.m. FAC Legislative Day 03/27/14 Tallahassee Commissioners going up on 03/25/14 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF March th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF March 06th CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street MONTH OF March 10th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF March 03rd LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled. HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF March 18th at 5:30 p.m. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter con sidered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap peal is to be based. 2:27nc 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 Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 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 NOTICE VACANCIES ON ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AGENCYThe Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for persons interested in serving on the Hardee County Enterprise Zone Development Agency. The Agency shall consist of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 13 members, and shall contain at least one member from the local financial or insurance entities, the business operating within the nominated area, residents living in the nominated area, non-profit community based organizations operating within the nominated area, the local workforce board, the local code enforce ment agency and the local law enforcement agency. Applications are available on the countys website www.hardeecounty.net or at the County Managers Office, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. For more information, please call 863/773-9430. Rick Knight, Chair 2:27c Dear Editor: The tree. One morning I awoke around 3 a.m. I took my dog MJ out for his walk. The yard seemed to be lit up well enough to see where you were going. The big tree in my back yard caught my eyes. It was almost bare. You could see right through the tree. It did not look as big, without all the leaves on it. As I was thinking upon this tree, this thought came to me. This tree has been through at least three hurricanes, yet it still stands. The tree has roots (God) that are strong and wellgrounded. The tree itself repre sents Jesus. All the branches that spring out in every direction they are we, the Christians. The leaves that fall are like the word of God. The roots of the tree are grounded and well nourished. They supply life to the tree, which in turn bare the leaves and possibly fruit. Even when changes (seasons) come, it still lives on. Sometimes it may look dead, but it is not. When the leaves fall, the wind (Holy Spirit) blows them everywhere. We are the branches that stretch out in every direction (the world). Everything in life should re flect Christ. We have Gods word and the Holy Spirit with us. He supplies all our needs. God is life. Our life is in God. We Christians are called to go forth into this world, showing others Christ as our example. The Holy Spirit enables us to reach the lost. We can be like the tree, re flecting Christ, the Holy Spirit and God. Just a thought, keeping God and His word in my heart, grounded. His word brings forth life. When well-nourished we grow. Stretch forth and grow, spread the life of Christ. Let the Holy Spirit give you direction. Yours in Christ Jesus, Sheila Miller Wauchula Letter To The Editor An Old Tree Reminds Her Of Life With God If we cannot talk with reason, then there is really no reason to talk at all, now is there? The following three words can be used to define a most miser able life. Lets say that we have money and it really does not matter how much in this illustration. So we POSSESS the money, but in time we become OBSESSED with it, which leads us to preoccupy intensely or abnormally, and this leads us to become DEPRESSED, which could give us a very miserable life. But the eye of this storm is greed. Remember that old military saying, the rules of engagement? Well, I also believe it must apply to marital engagements as well. So let us throw this into the pot. I am sure you have heard that all things are fair in love an war. Right? So with everything considered here, saying the rules of engagements and what it means, we have just dug up a world war one and two. Excuse me please. I am getting out of Dodge. We have got this new heater which has two separate switches. With switch 1, turn it on and you have got heat around the clock. I mean good and hot, the kind of heat that would have Old Man Winter leaving your house with icicles dripping off of him. But now switch 2 has absolutely no heat. However, you will see a log laying inside the heater with red embers and make-believe flames. How ever, with this scene you will feel warm anyway but you are not. It is all your imagination, so I call it my physicological heater. Some say that money talks, but all I know is when I take money along with me to buy something, I always have to do the interpreta tions for it. My Pa always told me to never kick a dog when he is down, but I asked if he is too sorry to get up, what do I do then? Did you know that one stroke of the tongue can cause you more damage than the hoofbeats of a thousand horses rumbling through the dark of night. What is an excuse? It is just what it is, used most times to pass the blame on somebody else or something else. However, believe me when I tell you they pile up quickly with those we pass them out to. Excuses are the generator that gets some people through life. And by the way, just in case you did not know, there is no one who col lects them. I am ready. I am prepared. I deserve it. I have earned myself a big slice of the good life. Every time I see Democratic Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi on TV, she leaves me confused. However, I would suggest to everyone concerned, please keep a whip of any size out of her hands. I sometimes think hard people suffer from a soft brain. Jokes & PhilosophiesBy Truman A. Thomas

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Donna Patterson of Wauchula is t he grand-prize winner of The Herald-Advocates 14th annual Pioneer Park Days Cover-Art Contest. Though this is the first time Patterson has entered our Cover-Art Contest, it is not the first time a drawing of hers is on our cover. Prior to the start of this annual contest, Pattersons work appeared on our cover a couple years in a row. Welcome home, Donna! Patterson is an art teacher at Wauchula Elementary School, a po sition she has enjoyed for 19 years. I love teaching those kids, she says. I love seeing the faces, the eyes of those children if you put an A on their artwork. Though her teaching career did not begin until her own children started graduating from high school, her love of art intensified immedi ately after her own graduation. Patterson explains she never took art classes in school, but enrolled in the Ringling School of Art after high school. Soon, she met and married husband Laron. Four sons followed: Jerry, now in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Keith, of Wauchula; Brian, of Bradenton; and Daniel, of Wauchula. After son Jerry graduated from high school, Patterson returned to classes, earning a Bachelors De gree in Art Education and, later, a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She decided to enter this years c ontest after experimenting with black-and-white art. I had been playing with pen and ink some, and I just wanted to try it and see what I could do. The contest was kind of the catalyst to get me back into it. H er inspiration came from an activity as simple as cleaning out a desk drawer. I found the pictures of the old truck that Laron took a couple years ago, so that truck was my inspiration. Her model was missing s ome important features, but she filled in the gaps and created that old farm truck out by the cabin we are enjoying now on our cover. Patterson says she was pleas antly surprised to learn her drawing be came the judges overall favorite. Congratulations, Donna Patter son! Cynthia Krahl Managing Editor Rebekah Erekson W ins Claim To The Back Cover Eleven-year-old Rebekah Erek sons drawing has won the honor of appearing on the back cover of this years Pioneer Park Days special section. Judges cited the variety and detail of her work. Theres a lot of art on this page! judge William Bruce Smith said. The details are the best. I enjoyed the use of multi-sub jects, our artist judge declared. It covers the gambit of Pioneer Park Days. And judge Jane Long noted, This artist put in a lot of time and effort. She was impressed by the knowledge of Hardee County as Cucumber Capital and loved the pigtails and the detail on the horse. Rebekah is the daughter of Denise and Ronny Erekson of Bowling Green. She is a home-schooled fifth grader who plays softball, raises rabbits along with her sisters and is in the 4-H Club. Rebekah likes to draw, just as older sister Abigail does. Congratulations, Rebekah, and see you at Pioneer Park Days! And The Winners Are A total of 15 adults and seven children entered The Herald-Advocates 14th annual Pioneer Park Days Cover-Art Contest. Our three judges William Bruce Smith, chief judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit; Jane Long, director of Pioneer Park Days; and an art afi cionado who wishes to remain anonymous labored longer over this years entries than in any year past. They marveled over the talent displayed by each and every artist who entered, and noted a half-dozen or more drawings were equally matched. Final selections were an arduous task. For the second year in a row, a tie was declared in the Adult Division, this time for second-place honors. Regrettably, in the Childrens Division, judges disqualified three entries for Contest Rules violations. In the end, final tabulations gave the prizes to: ADULTS First Place, $100 Donna Patterson, Wauchula Second Place, $50 Myrna Miller, Wauchula Second Place, $50 Janice Nicholson, Bowling Green Third Place, $25 Amanda Wilson, Bowling Green CHILDREN First Place, $25 Rebekah Erekson, Bowling Green Second Place, $15 Renell Herrera, Bowling Green Third Place, $10 Lyria Hrabal, Wauchula In addition to the cash prizes, Pioneer Park Days Director Jane Long, in representing Hardee County, has awarded all of these talented children with two free five-day passes to this years event. She noted the range of ages in these young artists and said they are all winners. She hopes they are inspired to continue their artwork. We, and the judges, thank all of you for your beautiful work. It is our privilege to publish all the winning entries here in this section for all of our readers to enjoy! PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON Artist Donna Patterson with her first-place drawing. Meet Cover-Art Contest Winner Donna Patterson! T T h h e e H H e e r r a a l l d d A A d d v v o o c c a a t t e e p p r r o o u u d d l l y y p p r r e e s s e e n n t t s s e e x x c c e e r r p p t t s s f f r r o o m m t t h h e e b b o o o o k k H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y : : I I t t s s H H e e r r i i t t a a g g e e a a n n d d P P e e o o p p l l e e b b y y t t h h e e l l a a t t e e S S p p e e s s s s a a r r d d S S t t o o n n e e o o f f W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a i i n n t t h h i i s s P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s s s p p e e c c i i a a l l s s e e c c t t i i o o n n . Staff from the Zolfo Springs Post Office will be at the Cracker T rail Post Office during Pioneer Park Days. Visit it anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday or from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday. 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Page 3 Welcome To Pioneer Park Days 2014 4 6th Annual Festival By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Theres a combination of the new and the old for visitors to Pioneer Park Days 2014. The new includes lots of childrens activities, several new entertainers and a variety of yesteryear handcrafts. The old includes favorites in the entertainment pavilion, antique cars, tractors and other equipment of olden times, the food vendors and flywheel exhibitors. Nestled at the corner of U.S. 17 and SR 64 in Zolfo Springs, Pioneer Park is a 100-acre county facility, which takes a week each year to celebrate history. This year it is Feb. 26-March 2. Cost is $2 daily or $5 for a weekly pass. There will be no shuttle bus this year as it wasnt used often enough. Instead, there will be parking in the county lot south of the west entrance to the park. There will also be some parking inside between the pavilion and kids area, and motorcycle parking in the main lot off the double drive. Parking is $5. Much of the fun will center around the west side of the park. Just inside the west entrance will be a childrens area with a barrel train, pony rides, a bounce house and other activities. The slides and swings are in the usual play area over by the Peace River bank. When they need a break, they can step across the lot to the Wildlife Refuge and stroll along the 100foot boardwalk while viewing bobcats, deer, bears and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Cost is $4.28 for adults, $2.14 for ages 6 to 12 and children under 5 free. Just past the refuge is the entertainment pavilion, with all kinds of music and fun from noon to 9 p.m. daily. (See entertainment story elsewhere in this issue.) A tram, or people-mover, will Moving on to the west, there are several hundred flea market booths offering all kinds of interesting items, including fruits and homemade preserves, toys, clothing and T-shirts, and a variety of craft items. Come and spend a day or two. Theres plenty to see and do and time to sit and enjoy the entertainment while tired feet and feelings are rejuvenated. Whether youre interested in a look back into local history or a view of the country a hundred years ago, the Cracker Trail Museum in Pioneer Park displays over 4,500 artifacts and oddities for you to peruse. Museum Curator Judith George adds that there will be demonstrations of handcrafts from pioneer days, including using the loom, spinning wheel, walking wheel, and soap-making. There also will be a Native American volunteer creating jewelry and folks practicing quilt-making. Author/artist Patricia Stebelton, creator of inspirational fiction in every genre from suspense to romance, will be on hand on Friday. Pioneer Village, the buildings that include the Hart Cabin, Bryant Blacksmith Shop, the Cracker Trail Post Office, the Smokehouse and the old Outhouse, will be open for folks to tour. Mike McIntire will be the blacksmith on duty once again at the blacksmith shop, and mail will be sent from the Post Office during Pioneer Park Days thanks to the staff from the Zolfo Springs Post Office. A large area of the museum is dedicated to military history, with pictures and information on Hardee Countians who have served this nation. Uniforms and insignias, articles and artifacts all help folks appreciate the sacrifice military men and women make to keep freedom alive. Bringing Hardee, Florida and U.S. history together for folks to see and experience at the museum brings an important sense of community and both uniqueness and similarities. Dont miss Pioneer Park Days, and stop by the museum where admission is free during the fiveday event. Call (863) 735-0119 for information, to rent park buildings, or to ask about donating items to the museum. To learn more, visit its website at hardeecounty.net/crackertrailmuse um or its Facebook page at facebook.com/crackertrail museum. See you at the park! take folks from one end to the other in the huge park. At the extreme east end is Pioneer Village, centered around the museum with more than 3,500 artifacts. Museum fees are waived this week. Mike McIntyre will again be at the C.A. Bryant Blacksmith Shop and Wendell Smith will be at the Hart Cabin explaining life in the time of his grandfather. There will be a larger antique car show just south of the 1914 Baldwin wood-burning locomo tive, and the Cracker Trail Post Office will be open on Friday and Saturday to let people get a special 2014 Pioneer Park cancellation stamp. The Florida Frontiersmen will set up camp in the village area, with clothing and cooking of the Confederate era. Crafts demonstrations include a woman crocheting afghans, a spinning wheel, walking wheel and loom, soap making, a Native American beading clothing and many others. Between the west and east activity centers, theres lots more. In between, there are rows and rows of exhibitions of model steam and gas engines, antique tools, tractors and farm equipment. Most of the exhibitors are friendly and glad for folks to stop by and chat with them. Next, situated nearly in the middle of the park are a couple of rows of concession stands, featuring the best of local breakfast, lunch and snack items as well as soft drinks or coffee. There are tables to sit and rest awhile. There are nearby restrooms and a First Aid Station at the end of the concessioners Easy Street. PPD Double J Restaurant 767-0771 Have Fun at Pioneer Park Days! Cracker Trail Museum: F un For Free During PPD PPD Visit The Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park!

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Page 4 N N a a t t i i v v e e I I n n d d i i a a n n s s A A n n d d A A r r m m y y B B e e g g i i n n T T o o C C l l a a s s h h Excerpt 1 from Chapter One, Indians, Trading Posts and Forts. When Florida was transferred by Spain to the United States in 1821, the territory was no longer the domain of the Timucuan, Tocobega, Calusa, Ais, Apalachee, and Tequesta tribes the Spanish had found in the sixteenth century. Various causes, primarily war, diseases, slave raiding, and migration, had decimated them, and into Florida in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries from present-day Alabama had come the Upper Creeks and Seminoles. In S outh Florida, except for the 1767-founded settlements at Big Hammock in today's Hernando County, they came as seasonal hunters, with parties dispersing from now Plant City, variously to the Myakka range or east to the fords on Talakchopco hatchee (River of the Long Peas, also known as Peas Creek and Peace River), or thence to the Caloosahatchee River region. Wars initiated the flight of Seminoles to their settlements on the Peace River. First the Patriot War of 1812-14 forced many from A lachua to flee. Then in March 1814 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama, General Andrew Jackson and his Lower Creeks and Cherokees allies defeated the Red Sticks Creeks (Upper Creeks), resulting in an exodus of over 1,000 to Florida. General Jackson followed up his victory soon after in the First Seminole War of 1817-18 by quickly subduing the Indians. In April 1818, Peter McQueen (Talmuches Hadjo), the Red Stick chief, and Oponay, the Ockmulgee Creek chief, eluded capture and found haven in South Florida. Oponay settled near Lake Hancock, while McQueen located at Talakchopco in the vicinity of now Bartow and Homeland. After the deaths of Peter McQueen and Oponay in the early 1820s, their settlements were inhabited by other Indians. Many of McQueen's Tallahassee moved north to the Big Hammock. Seminoles, among whom were young Billy Bowlegs (Holata Micco) and his mother Buckra Woman, were at Talakchopco by early 1822. Seminoles, including Bowlegs, later moved to now Bowlegs Creek. Several hundred Indians were settled in this Peace River area by the mid-1830s. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. COURTESY IMAGE An 1839 map depicting the Pease Creek area, by Capt. John McKay and Lt. J.E. Blake. Come Out and Enjoy the46thAnnualPIONEER P ARK DAYS PPD Open Mon. ~ Fri. 7:00 am ~ 5:00 pm863-773-9466156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 22February 26ththruMarch 2nd P h: 863-735-1361 Enjoy Pioneer Park Days Feb.26-Mar.2 Florida Fence Post Co., Inc. The Post Prefered by Florida Cattlemen PPD Fence Post Bar n Poles Lumber Field Fence Barbed Wire Gates Landscape Mulch After enjoying a day at P ioneer Park Days F F e e b b . 2 2 6 6 M M a a r r . 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Stop By C harlottes Webb Pub 863-735-8887 Good for a Free DRAFT or S ODA Only During P IONEER P ARK D AYS Feb. 26 March 2, 2014 PPD (Just 5 min. on east SR 64)

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Page 5 First Settlers Arrive In Peace River Valley Excerpt 2 from Chapter One, Indians, Trading Posts and Forts. In 1843, after the Second Seminole War (1835-42), there remained in Florida only about 300 Indians confined on reservations south and east of the peace river. Some 120-130 Seminoles (Muskogees), under Billy Bowlegs (Holata Micco), then lived near Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River. Residing near Lake Istokpoga were about 100 Mikasukies (early spelling), headed by Sam Jones (Arpeika), and some Creeks and Tallahassees, under Halpatter Tustenuggee. In 1843 General William J. Worth, U.S. Army commander in Florida, to facilitate trade with the Indians, named Thomas P. Kennedy as Indian trader of the store at Fort Brooke (Tampa). In 1845 Kennedy opened an Indian trading post at Charlotte Harbor. The hurricane of September 1848 badly damaged the buildings of the trading post; whereupon, Kennedy and his new partner, John Darling, sought and were granted permission to relocate at a fork of Hatse Lotka (now Paynes Creek) and Peas Creek (Peace River, near now Bowling Green), 48 miles east southeast of Tampa and 51 miles by the route. In April 1849, Capt. George S. Payne, a 32-year-old former sailor and native of Cornwall, Connecticut, was clerk of the Charlotte Harbor store. He had grown to love Florida for its climate, access to the sea and natural beauty. While at Charlotte Harbor, he had met many Indians who had come in to trade a nd had become well acquainted with Billy Bowlegs, chief of the Seminoles now on the Caloosahatchee River, and Sam Jones, chief of the Mikasukies at Lake Istokpoga. Although the Indians only numbered several hundred, he believed there were 1,000 and feared they were uneasy and might break out from their reservations and sweep the country to the banks of the Suwannee. He, nevertheless, did not consider himself in any immediate danger. Payne, having been notified by his employers to relocate, loaded the trade goods onto canoes and began the ascent up the river. He observed: "We came up the river 80 miles & from the fact that it had never before been traveled by white men the journey, excepting rains, was rather interesting...lots of game in the live oak hammocks on the banks & plenty of fish in the s tream..." The completed store was a large log building, with upper and lower floors of pit-saw lumber and chimney and floor to the kitchen. Payne soon developed a plentiful trade with the Indians, who, for such items as melons, potatoes, venison, deerskins, bearskins and beeswax, were offered a variety of merchandise. Five tiers of shelves on two sides of the 22-foot-square store room contained a wide assortment of goods inclFirst Settlers Arrive In Peace River Valleyuding rifles, powder, lead, flints, knives, brass kettles, tinware, domestic goods, tobacco, beads, blankets, red broadcloth, Indian shawls and handkerchiefs, a saddle, spurs, bridles and bits, looking glasses, files, tools, hoes, hatchets, grindstones, c ombs, binding, salt and whiskey. To assist him Payne by June had hired Dempsey Whidden. Then on July 3, William McCullough, and his wife, Nancy, sister of Dempsey, were engaged, respectively, as clerk and cook/housekeeper. With the couple was their seven-month old daughter, Elisabeth Frances McCullough. James W. Whidden and Mary Altman Whidden, Dempsey and Nancy's parents, lived six miles north of the post where by March 1849 they had become the first white settlers of the Peace River Valley. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. COURTESY IMAGES A scene similar to what the first settlers saw on the Peace River at what is now Bowling Green. Early inhabitants Nancy Whidden McCullough (1830-1908) and William McCullough (1821-1890). S&SIrrigation & Farmers Supply Enjoy The 2014 Pioneer Park Days! 127 N. George Burris Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873863-773-6255 PPD PPD P Pi io on ne ee er r R Re es st ta au ur ra an nt t HOME COOKING F AMILY ATMOSPHERE S Se ee e Y Yo ou u D Du u r ri i n ng g P Pi io on ne ee er r P Pa ar rk k D Da a y y s s !

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Page 6 Indians Attack Trading Post! Excerpt 3 from Chapter One, Indians, Trading Posts and Forts. On July 17, two parties of Indians came to the post. At about noon, Echo Emathla Chopco, known as Chipco, a Tallahassee chief re-nowned for his hostility to whites, and three women came to the store. After selling their goods, consisting of venison, sweet potatoes, skins, beeswax and melons, of which the latter Payne purchased only part as he did not think the melons would sell in New York to advantage, Chipco stated that he would return a pony he had recently purchased as not being such as he had ordered. Appearing friendlier than usual, they lingered for several hours before leaving. Then about thirty minutes before sunset, four other Indians, carrying only their rifles and acting in a bolder than normal manner,arrived. After telling Payne they had a large pack of skins on the east side of Peas Creek and wanted his boat to get them across, Payne replied that after supper he would assist them in getting them over, but he refused their request to sleep in the store. Payne and Whidden, to early twilight, stayed outside where they talked with the Indians until called in for supper; whereupon, they left the Indians, smoking their pipes. Unexpectedly, the Indians reacte d violently. As Payne, Whidden and the McCulloughs began to eat, the Indians shot into the door, thereby killing Payne and Whidden and wounding William McCullough in his left shoulder. The McCulloughs fled but were pursued by three Indians who fired upon them, wounding both William and Nancy, William in the right thigh and Nancy near the knee. Hiding until dark, they evaded their foes and, after much hardship, on July 20 arrived some twentyfive miles away at the Alafia home of William J. "Jockey" Whidden where the McCulloughs found the family of James W. and Mary Whidden, Nancy's parents, who had fled their homestead after four Indians had on July 19 shot into the Whidden home and wounded a son. As at the store, the Indians were observed to be sober. On July 20, a report was brought into the Fort Brooke (Tampa) garrison of the attack on the Whidden family, and Lt. Gibbon with four men was sent to investigate. Returning the next morning, he reported that at Jockey Whidden's homestead he had received confirmation not only of the attack on the Whidden family, but also from William McCullough of the trading post assault. Lt. John S. Garland, with a detachment of twenty-five men, w as dispatched to the trading post, which they reached on July 23. Upon returning on July 25, Lt. Garland reported that he had found the trading house with its out buildings burned to the ground and a nearby small bridge partially destroyed. They had found and buried the burned bodies of Payne and Whidden. Tracks were seen going to and from the store to the river, as if the Indians had engaged in bearing off the goods, but a barrel of whiskey, found near the house, had been untouched. Whidden's camp had been left undisturbed, with the exception of a small sum of money taken. The tragic news, combined with an express that arrived on July 22 from the commander at Fort Marion in St. Augustine to Major W. W. Morris at Fort Brooke that the Indians on July 12 at the Indian River settlement had killed one man and wounded another, seemed to confirm the settlers' fears of an Indian outbreak. Still Morris and other officers were disposed to doubt the Indians were determined on another war, and instead focused on the marauders as an outlaw band. Rumors, however, spread like wildfire, and war seemed imminent. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. (863) 773-3112 PPD Computer Chips(more MPG, more power)Custom Truck AccessoriesWe Do Tires andComputerized Alignments! Bills Muffler & Br ake Service, Inc. Come see us for all your trailer hitch & exhaust needs Have a Great Time At Pioneer Park Days! Dont Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102peaceriveradventures.com Enjoy Your Time AtPioneer Park Days! PPD Guns, Ammo, Gunsmithing, Hunting Supplies Shawn SmithOwner Email: Website: smithsouthernarms.com 610A N. 6th Ave W auchula 863-767-8890 PPD Pet Care CenterO Of ff fe er ri in ng g 3 3 F FR RE EE E S Sp pa ay y/ /N Ne eu ut te er r A A M Mo on nt th h T Th hi is s I In nc cl lu ud de es s: :Cardiac Respiratory Monitoring Nail Trim / Ear Cleaning Courtesy CHECK OUT OUR PET VET VACCINATION PRICES Dog & Cat Packs Start At (with Heartworm Test $ $5 55 5) ) Kitten & Puppy Packs 6 6 We Accept All Major Credit Cards PPD

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By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The selection is as varied as it comes. Visitors to Pioneer Park Days 2014 can pick the times they want to just sit and listen to some of the best bluegrass, gospel, country and variety available. There are the regulars, who have been coming for years, and several new groups to entertain listeners. And, dont miss the youngsters of Bailey Dance Academy when they perform on Saturday at 11 a.m. All the other days, music ranges from noon to 9 p.m. The entertainment kicked off at noon Wednesday with John Sum meral bringing his unique blend of country and gospel music. Hell be on again at noon and 4 p.m. on Friday. Other individuals and duets will take their turns. Ron & Sharon Fraz ier come from Indiana with their country gospel, Richard Kiser presents his special finger-picking guitar style, while Bakey & Betty (Paul Scavarda and wife Teresa) perform jazz and orchestral music with a flair. Then, theres the Porchdogs, guitarist Andy Burr and accordionist Greg Tollion, specialists in cajun and zydeco music and the CunningHams, an Okeechobee group featur ing unusual instruments such as the dobro, mandolin and pedal steel as well as banjo and guitar in a blend of ragtime, old country and blue grass. Mercy Seat provides country gospel vocals with lighthearted accompaniment. Again, there is a variety of groups to enjoy. The Little Roy and Lizzy show brings legendary Lewis family blue grass gospel with stories, acting and m any instruments. Highway 41 South comes from the Gulf Coast with flat picking, mandolin and vocal harmony. The Generations Bluegrass Band is traditional blue grass from the Rogers family and Ryan Clark. Enjoy the band Anastazia from upstate New York, a family of 10 on t heir winter tour down the Florida coast, with kids ages 3-16 playing all kinds of instruments. The South ern Express Bluegrass Band comes from Polk County with acoustic gui tar, fiddle and other instruments in a vocal, musical blend sure to enter tain. Rounding out the program are the M elody Makers, Noah Carter, Indiana Grass Roots, Spencer & spencer and Gospel Jubilee. Come, take a seat, and stay a spell in the Nickerson-Ullrich Pavil ion to enjoy the variety offered for Pioneer Park 2014. Music As Varied As The Number Of Notes! PPD 2014!! We are banking on you to have a great time at Pioneer Park Days 2014406 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula 773-4136 RJ PPD P P a a g g e e 7 7

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Excerpt 4 from Chapter One, Indi ans Trading Posts and Forts. An express rider along his entire route from Tampa to Palatka, terrified the settlers with a bogus report that 100 warriors had appeared in force at Peas Creek and forced the detachment under Lt. Garland to retreat. By July 24, Capt. John C. Casey, the Indian agent, had concluded that Kennedy and Darling and their associate Micajah Brown, who also was Hillsborough County's state senator, were anxious for war. Darling, by July 28, had surmised that the same marauding party had not perpetrated the two attacks, and the store assault was composed of a large number of Indians due in part t o the distant between the two points and the quantity of goods removed from the store. He was convinced that at the last green corn dance in the latter part of June the Indians had determined to make war. That they had not proffered satisfaction for the crimes, he concluded proved the aggressions had the sanction of the Indian nation and to secure the murderers a military force sufficient to whip the whole Indian nation would be required. Col. Jesse Carter of Tampa, who had accompanied Lt. Garland to the burned store, related that at the at tack on Peas Creek the Indians had obtained twelve new rifles, two or three kegs of powder, and nearly Troops Arrive On The Scene one hundred pounds of lead and was convinced war had commenced. The frontiersmen of Hillsborough County were panic-stricken. Aban doning their homes, they assembled their families in block houses while the men organized to scout and look after their crops and cattle. Joining the exodus was the Peace River Valley's other pioneer settlers, the Rigdon Brown family, near now Bartow. Their reaction mirrored the pioneers of the east coast where from the Miami River to north of Palatka many settlements and crops were deserted as they fled to the nearest towns although, except at In dian River, not an Indian track had been seen. An overwhelming military buildup to rally the settlers began. Governor William D. Moseley by August 3 called into service two companies of mounted volunteers (175 men) to occupy the line be tween Smyrna and Tampa in posts of 20 to 25 men. On August 10, Capt. Dell's company of mounted state militia from Newnansville arrived at Tampa and was followed the next day by Capt. Fisher's mounted company from Tallahassee. Additionally, by August 14, five companies of federal troops near Florida were ordered to Indian River and Peas Creek; also, the 7th In fantry from Jefferson barracks in Missouri was dispatched to Tampa Bay. From Pensacola on August 17, the steamship Alabama with companies A, C, F, L and M of the 4th Artillery docked at Tampa, and on August 24 General David E. Twiggs and staff arrived, with General Twiggs assuming command of the army in Florida on August 25. On September 13, the steamer Anglo Saxon arrived with five companies of the 7th Infantry. Meanwhile the Indians had initiated peace overtures. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. Recycle D rop Off Center Open Mon.-Fri. 8-5 PPD H H a a v v e e a a G G r r e e a a t t T T i i m m e e a a t t H H a a v v e e a a G G r r e e a a t t T T i i m m e e a a t t P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 ! P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 ! HardeeCounty Disposal O ffice: 863-773-6079 P P a a g g e e 8 8 Authentic M exican & American Food Family Owned & Operated Since 1968 Zolfo Springs ( 863) 735-0677 Take-Outs AvailableS)100( bbtnbb Cfr )100(rf Wr )-900(f bbtbb F S bbtbb PPD A Ac ca ap pu ul lc co o C Ca af fe e P Pe ea ac ce e R Ri iv ve er r B Be ee es s S Sk ki in nC Ca ar re eHope to Bee seeing you at Pioneer Park Days Feb. 26 March 2, 2014!735-1679 www.peaceriverbees.com PPD W e Service All Brands Of G G o o l l f f C C a a r r t t s s & & L L a a n n u u i i p p m m e e n n t t We Also Sell Golf Carts P AUL SSMALL ENGINE REPAIR E En nj jo oy y T Th he e 2 20 01 14 4P Pi io on ne ee er r P Pa ar rk k D Da ay ys s! C ALL F OR O UR S PECIALS773-4400829 BOSTICKRDOWLINGGREENRoad Runs Beside Torrey Oak Golf Course( !" #$ PPD NicholasFamily RestaurantHave Fun at Pioneer Park Days! PPD 615 North Hwy 17 Wauchula773-2333Sunday 7am 8pm; Closed Monday; Tuesday Saturday 7am 9pm & & G Gr r i il ll le e 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007H Ho ou ur rs s: : M Mo on n. S Sa at t. 1 11 1a am m 9 9p pm mB Ba ar r O Op pe en n U Un nt ti il l 1 1a am m C Cl lo os se ed d S Su un nd da ay ys s Wednesdays W W n n s sAfter 4 pm Minimum of 6w%&')*+ ,-'/0123Thursdays a a a a e ewith DJ Adam Newman e e n n R R b be ey ye e e ea a Stop By After Pioneer Park Days! PPD

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Excerpt 5 from Chapter One, Indi ans Trading Posts and Forts. On August 19, Philippi Bermudez had returned to his rancho at the south end of Sarasota Bay to find fastened to his door a white flag made of feathers and the token of Billy Bowlegs. Bermudez made the necessary marks, signifying the time he had found the flag and his intention to return on the full moon. Notified, Capt. Casey made plans to accompany him, and Major W. W. Morris countermanded an order for the troops to move into the country for the protection of the settlements as the move might tend to alarm the Indians and endanger the safety of Capt. Casey. Capt. Casey soon met with en voys of Billy Bowlegs. On the evening of September 3, while an chored off Sarasota, he was hailed by three Indians on shore, one of whom waved a white flag. Landing, he arranged an interview with them for S eptember 4 when the trio re layed that they had been sent by Billy Bowlegs, who regretted the murders and that if Casey would meet, he would be able to settle the difficulties to the entire satisfaction of the white people. Furthermore they stated that Sam Jones had sent a runner to Bowlegs with the news and urged active measures to preserve peace. The murders, without the sanc tion or knowledge of any chief, they continued, were committed by five young Seminoles of Sam Jones' band, who were residing on the Kissimmee River, one of whom was an outlaw, and desired to make war for the purpose of saving himself from the Indian law. After the first murder, Assunwah, assistant to Billy Bowlegs, had been dispatched to arrest them, but reached the store the day after the killings there. Chitto-Hajo, sense ke eper (counselor) for the Bowlegs band, then overtook and appre hended the marauders, who were enroute for the settlements after fail ing to recruit others. Casey on an unrelated matter from June 30 to July 21 had been on a trip to Charlotte Harbor but had been unable to establish contact with Billy Bowlegs. He belatedly learned that he had left one day before the chiefs had arrived. A council at the old trading store at Charlotte Harbor was arranged for September 18. General Twiggs and Capt. Casey on September 18 met with Billy Bowlegs and thirty-seven of his sub-chiefs and warriors. Bowlegs agreed to surrender in forty-five days the five murderers, who were watched at their town on the Kissimmee. Various reasons were offered for the delay in turning over the fugitives, including the inun dated country made travel difficult, having few ponies left, and that the fugitives had to be seized by strat egy and surprise, for they were desperate and armed. Further negotiations, however, led to an agreement of thirty days for turning over the five. The next day they were joined by a Mikasuki subchief who strongly pledged his people to the same action that Bowlegs had promised. On October 17, General Twiggs and party returned via steamer to Charlotte Harbor to find that Billy Bowlegs, Sam Jones and some sixty warriors had been waiting for nine days. The next day Billy Bowlegs surrendered three of the assailants, Pahay Hajo, Yahola Hajo, and Kotsa Elec Hajo. The hand of a fourth, Hiathle-mathla, killed in the attempt to capture him, was presented as proof of his death. They promised to catch the fifth, Sah-tai-yee, who had eluded cap ture. Prominently missing was Echo Emathla Chopco, who, the trio later confessed to Capt. Casey, had joined in the pursuit and fired at the fleeing McCulloughs. When Billy Bowlegs turned over the prisoners, he expected them to be immediately executed and told General Twiggs that he had brought his young men that "they might see how sternly he executed them." After commending them on their actions, General Twiggs strongly urged emigration, to which if they would consent he would allow them to take the prisoners with them. Billy Bowlegs agreed to propose emigration to his people, but many of them declared on the spot they would rather die than go to Arkansas. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. Billy Bowlegs Turns Over The Murderers COURTESY IMAGE Chief Billy Bowlegs. Kids ActivitiesFriday, Saturday & SundayHampster Water Bubbles PPD 46th Annual Pioneer Park DaysWednesday, February 26 Sunday, March 2(Corner of State Road 64 & Highway 17)See You At Pioneer Park Days! Ad Compliments of: New Look. New Attitude. Experience the Difference! PPD NOEYA. FLORESBROKER(863) 773-3337 www.floresrealty.net PPD Flores & Flores, Inc.Realtors Welcomes You To The 2014 P ioneer Park Days 228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula P P a a g g e e 9 9

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Excerpt 6 from Chapter One, Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts. The decreasing likelihood of hos tilities had earlier on October 1 led Governor Thomas Brown to order the discharge of the state volunteers, but the federal buildup continued. With about 1,700 troops in his command, General Twiggs turned his at tention to a defensive cordon of forts and military roads. By November 26, 1849, he had completed an impressive line of for tifications, which included Fort Hamer on the Manatee River, Fort Chokonikla, Fort Crawford, Fort Meade, Fort Myakka (midway be tween Fort Crawford and Fort Chokonikla), Fort Fraser on Peas Creek, Fort Gardner, Fort Gatlin (Orlando), Fort Pierce and Fort Dal las at Key Biscayne. Of the forts, two, Fort Chokonikla and Fort Myakka, were lo cated in present-day Hardee County. Albert DeVane chronicled the es t ablishment of Fort Myakka as November 16, 1849 just below the spot where the east prong of ChillockoHatchee Creek (Horse Creek) and the west prong of the same creek join, within 300 to 400 yards of present New Zion Baptist Church. A bridge had been erected across Peas Creek at Fort Chokonikla and a road from the head of the Manatee River to Fort Gardner on the Kissimmee was being constructed. In January 1850, General Twiggs, with the establishing of Fort Clinch and Fort Arbuckle, had secured the country with a chain of posts, roads and bridges. General Twiggs had assigned Major William W. Morris to establish and command a post at Chokonikla (meaning burnt house), while Capt. Casey was to there have his Indian agency with "an ambulance a horse & a comfortable domi cile." Arriving there on October 25, M orris and Casey had found a de tachment under Major Gabriel Rains, who had, with Lt. George G. Meade, been scouting a new road from Tampa to the river. Rains had already repaired the bridge over Paynes Creek, the for m er Hatse Lotka renamed for the slain Capt. George S. Payne. Morris and Casey chose a site one-half mile north of the ruins of the trading post in the forks of Paynes Creek and Peas Creek where Fort Chokonikla was established on O ctober 26, 1849. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. Sponsored by the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners PROMOTING INDUSTRY IN HARDEE COUNTY District 1 Colon Lambert District 2 Sue Birge District 3 Rick Knight District 4 Grady Johnson District 5 Mike Thompson County Manager Lexton Albritton PPD HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WELCOME TO T he 46th Annual PIONEER PARK DAYS2014 Wed. Feb. 26 Sun. Mar. 2 Located atthe intersection of S R 64 (Florida Cracker Trail) and U.S. 17 Fort Chokonikla Is Established Bay LaundryandCleaners 773-6707 2 05 E. Bay St., Wauchula Margie Griffin, Owner Monday Friday 7:30am 5:30 pm Enjoy P ioneer Park Days PPD 773-4101 Have A Great Time At Pioneer Park Days!204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula PPDP P a a g g e e 1 1 4 4Enjoy Great Food At Pioneer Park Days!

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Excerpt 7 from Chapter One, Indi ans Trading Posts and Forts. The New Orleans Daily Picayune of January 3, 1850 regaled its readers with this Fort Chokonikla dis patch, dated December 10, 1849, written probably by Major William W. Mackall: F lorida Luxuries The following extract of a letter from an officer of the U.S. Army in Florida, to a friend in this city, written with the prospect of making himself and wife comfortable in a log cabin, twelve by fifteen feet in t he clear, shows in glowing terms something of the luxuries and comforts to be enjoyed in that climate. I will here give you a list of our vegetables for dinner yesterday (Sunday) and which were procured by (unreadable) and myself after 8 o' clock in the morning to wit: fish, partridges, squirrels, curlew and ducks, of which enough to last two messes of three portions each for three days, were caught and killed between 10 o'clock a.m. and 3 p.m., and we have not yet got into the good hunting grounds or fishing waters! There is a place not far from here (say 20 or 30 miles) where, it is said, the ducks are so fat they can not dive, but that while they attempt it, their heads under the water and their tails sticking out, you may grab their legs, and thus bag as many as you wish! I give you this story as it was related to me, and you understand distinctly that I am not at all re sponsible for it. But one thing is certain, this is a great country, and our surgeon, who is an Irishman, has come to the conclusion that a man, commencing without any ready cash, starts with a capital of $1,250 a year ($1,000 in climate and $250 in pine knots). We won't want any chimney to our cabin, but only a pine knot fire in front. The luxuries of the soil and climate will be our food and rai ment. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. COURTESY IMAGE The 1850s map shows the entire Tampa Bay area and the numerous inland forts to keep settlers safe. Life In Florida Is Full Of Luxuries 735-0200 Zolfo Springs Office www.wauchulastatebank.com PPD O Ou ur r Z Zo ol lf f o o S Sp pr r i in ng gs s S S t t a af f f f W W e el lc co om me es s Y Y o ou u T T o o Pictured from Left to right: Marisol Benavides Senior Teller, Michelle Sconyers Personal Service Representative, and Courtney Parks Teller Not Pictured: Lisa Brubaker Teller, and Marilyn Walker Personal Banker/Branch Operations Supervisor PPD PPD JI M SEE REALTY, INC. REALTORS JAMES V. S EE, JR. President Phone: (863) 773-0060 E-Mail: jim@jimseerealty.com Pioneer Park Days February 26 March 2, 2014 P P a a g g e e 1 1 5 5

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P LANT C ITY H OUSINGLLCWELCOMES YOU TO PIONEERPARKDAYS2014$ $5 55 5, ,5 50 00 04 Bedroom / 2 BathDelivered & Setup with A/C, Steps, & SkirtingS SP PE EC CI IA AL L F FI IN NA AN NC CI IN NG G A AV VA AI IL LA AB BL LE E! !Info@jachomes.com8 81 13 3-7 70 07 7-8 88 88 88 8PPD 209 South Excerpt 8 from Chapter One, Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts. Fort Chokonikla served as a site for Indians to meet and negotiate with agents advocating emigration or as a stopover point before ventur ing to the locales of the remaining tribes. On November 14, an 11-man del egation of Seminoles, Tallahassees and Mikasukis, headed by Halleck Tustenuggee with two mixed-blood interpreters brought from Arkansas, were escorted by General Twiggs to the fort to try to open communica tions with Billy Bowlegs or Sam Jones. On November 20, two runners from Billy Bowlegs came in, and on November 22 the delegation left to contact the other Indians. After they returned, the agents, beginning Dec ember 15, held a council with the Arkansas envoys and eight or 10 Florida Indians who had come into Fort Chokonikla. The talks resulted in a formal invitation to the Westerners to visit their brethren in Seminole country. This was a breakthrough, as previ ously the Florida Indians had threat ened to kill the delegates if they ventured such an action. On January 21, 1850, in council with Billy Bowlegs, six subchiefs of the Seminoles and Mikasukis, and a delegate from the Tallahassees, General Twiggs obtained an agreement from them to remove to the West. The momentum for emigration moved forward. On February 12, 1850, Capt. Casey returned to the Ca loosahatchee where he met Billy Bowlegs and some 25 other Indians, all of whom agreed to emigrate and began making preparations by col l ecting their cattle and hogs for sale. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, publ ished in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. Indians Agree To Move West M Mo o n nd da ay y F F r r i i d da ay y 7 7: : 0 00 0 a am m t to o 3 3: : 0 00 0 p pm m F Fr ri id d a a y y N Ni ig gh ht ts s 5 5 : :3 3 0 0 p p m m t to o 9 9 : :0 0 0 0 p p m m PPD R A R PPD P P a a g g e e 1 1 6 6

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Come Out & Enjoy The 46th AnnualPioneer Park Days Wednesday, February 26 t hru Sunday, March 2 Have A Fun & Enjoyable Time Hardee County Sheriff A rnold Lanier & Hardee County Sheriffs Office Staff PPD PPD Excerpt 9 from Chapter One, Indi ans Trading Posts and Forts. With emigration seeming evi dent, General Twiggs on April 15, 1850, initiated an accelerated reduc tion in forces already begun. He advised that two companies be stationed at Charlotte Harbor, one at Fort Hamer, one at Fort Chokonikla, one at Fort Meade, and probably one or two at Indian River. H e also recommended the depot at Fort Brooke be broken up as it was "entirely useless from its great distance from the Indians," with Fort Hamer on the Manatee to assume its duties. Fort Myakka, 17-1/4 miles from Fort Chokonikla, about a quartermile from where the road crosses Horse Creek (called Chillico by the S eminoles), just below where the east and west forks come together, on the site of the present New Zion Baptist Church, had previously been closed on March 22. Others fol lowed, but not Fort Brooke. By the end of June 1850, locally only Fort Meade and Fort Chokonikla remained. Attention was directed to the Seminoles under Billy Bowlegs, liv ing in the vicinity of the Caloosa hatchee River. Bowlegs, however, lost trust in the Army after he learned that Holahteelmathloochee and Is-haiah-taikee were among those aboard the (westward steamer) Fashion. No longer trusting the Army and fearing he would be seized, Bowlegs in early March hastily moved off toward the Big Cypress. He sent messages that while de siring peace and promising to surrender any offenders, he would not emigrate, nor so induce his people, but would settle for a smaller reservation. On May 10, General Twiggs and Billy Bowlegs met, but Bowlegs refused to alter his position, and the irate general returned to Tampa. When President Zachary Taylor in a meeting with General Twiggs ex pressed a willingness to allow Billy Bowlegs and his people, subject to good behavior, to remain in Florida, it appeared the government policy of emigration had been put to rest. Then, within a week on July 9, 1850, President Taylor died, and his successor, Millard Fillmore, soon reverted to the old order of forced removal. F ort Chokonikla was abandoned on July 18, 1850, and its men marched to Fort Meade. It had though served its purpose as a site for negotiations. Read more of the late Spessard St ones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. Will Billy Bowlegs Be Forced To Leave? Auto Parts Specialists 306 N. 6th AVE. W AUCHULA, FL 33873 PHONE (863) 773-3218 FAX (863) 773-5006 VISIT Pioneer Park Days 2014 WE MAKE HYDRAULIC HOSES KEMENS AUTO PARTS, INC. PPD The BluffsGolf Course Fully Stocked Pro-Shop & Driving Range 18 H ole Par 72 Championship Course 8037 Hwy. 17 S., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 To Reserve A Tee Time Call (863) 993-4310 Golf HammockCountry Club Clubhouse, Pro-Shop & Restaurant 18 H ole Par 72 Championship Course 2222 Golf Hammock Dr., Sebring, FL 33872 To Reserve A Tee Time Call (863) 382-2151 PPD Page 20

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PPDLocated Across From Burger King On 6th Ave South, Wauchula Dont Fill Your Next Prescription Anywhere Until You Checked Prices with Wauchula Pharmacy ~ SERVICES WE OFFER ~ Making Healthcare More Affordable Storts Taxes & Bookkeeping, Inc.Enjoy The 46thYear OfPioneerPark Days120 W. Orange Street ~ Wauchula773-2200 (863) 445-0577 Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc. 24 HOURES Welcome To Zolfo SpringsHome Of Pioneer Park DaysOFFICE: (863) 735-0405 FAX: (863) 735-1684P.O. BOX162 3210 U.S. HWY. 17 S. ZOLFOSPRINGS, FL 33890 PPD Stephanie GugleComputer Tech Phone (863) 781-9720 I N HOME SERVICE E EN N J J O O Y Y Excerpt 10 from Chapter One, Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts. Although generally less, at its peak 223 men, including a regimen tal band, were garrisoned at the fort. Malaria and fever were a continuing problem, and on one occasion, 153 of the 166 troops at the fort were sick, on detached duty, or under arrest. Dr. Jonathan Letter man, assistant surgeon, U.S. Army, on July 1 had recommended to Fort "Chokhonikla" commander Bvt. Major Wyse: In consequence of the (prevailing) sickness existing among the troops ... caused by malarious exhalations ... chiefly in the form of intermittent and remittent fevers ... there are but few of these men capa ble of performing duty requiring much exertion or exposure. Company M 4th Arty. number ing on the 1st ultimo 50 men has presented 62 cases of sickness. During the month of June ... on an average, each man has been sick once, and one fourth of the company twice during the past month. From the situation of this Post, surrounded on three sides by a marsh now but partially under water, it is my opinion that these fevers will increase with the progress of the season and terminate in congestive and severe Remittent fevers and that the troops stationed here will be unfitted for active duty. I would therefore recommend that this Post be abandoned, at least for the present, unless there be an urgent necessity for its occupation. Army Abandons Fort Chokonikla With peace seemingly assured, the settlers gradually returned to their homesteads to find to their amazement that their houses were intact and their livestock needed only to be rounded up. One more major violent episode threatened the peace. In Marion County on August 6, 1850, Daniel Hubbard, an 8-year-old boy, disappeared. Jacob Summerlin, a cattleman of Itchepuckesassa (Plant City), and others undertook an intensive search, but were unable to find the boy. Capt. Casey again contacted Billy Bow-legs, and demanded the murderers. Read more of the late Spessard Stones sold-out book, Hardee County: Its Heritage and People, published in 2007, at the Hardee County Public Library. P P a a g g e e 2 2 2 2

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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 134 Sections, 52 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, February 27, 2014 S UBSCRIBE O NLINE A T T HE H ERALD A DVOCATE COM Pioneer Park Days Under Way Special Section Inside! Hunters: Bag Limit To Rise . Story 5A Commission Adds Metal Detectors C C i i i i c c e e a a d d e e r r i i l l l l e e d d n n S S a a r r a a s s o o t t a a 2014 Hardee County Fair Concludes PHOTO BY KAYLA ELMORE 2014 Kindergarten PrincessTyler Pace. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO 2014 Princess & Prince Mady Tyson andJosiah Lozano. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO 2014 Lil’ Miss Hardee County DarlaJoe Harned. COURTESY PHOTOS You’re promised a wicked good time by Hardee Senior High School’s Class of 2014 if you attend one of the three up coming performances of “The Wicked Witch of the Old West.” Getti ng into character (above, from left) are Kevin Borjas as the Tin Can Man, Emily Hughes as Coyote and Savannah Miller as the Wicked Witch. Showtime is 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, all at the HHS Auditorium, 830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Admission is $3, and door prizes include a 32-inch flat-screen television, a Kindle Fire and gift certificates. SENIOR PLAY WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 02/1985490.0002/2086540.0002/2184620.0002/2284630.04 02/2385650.00 02/2482600.00 02/2583600.00 TOTAL Rainfall to 02/25/2014 4.75 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...............12BEntertainment...............7C Hardee Living................2BObituaries......................4APuzzles..........................7CSchool Lunch Menus...9BSolunar Forecast..........1C By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The new owner of Sweetbay Supermarkets has agreed to sellits Wauchula location to Rowe’sIGA, changing its previously an nounced plans to rebrand thestore as a Winn-Dixie. Bi-Lo Holding LLC, the par ent company of the Bi-Lo andWinn-Dixie grocery-storechains, originally entered into anagreement to acquire all Sweet bay stores in May of 2013. Bi-Lo Holding and the Del haize Group have now an nounced they received ap-provalfrom the Federal Trade Com mission to proceed with thetransaction. Bi-Lo Holding willacquire all of the stores in theSweetbay, Harveys and Reid’ssupermarket chains from Del haize. Bi-Lo Holdings then agreed to divest of the 12 DelhaizeAmerica stores in Florida, Geor gia and South Carolina. Thiswill include the Sweetbay storesin Arcadia, Lake Placid See By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee County commission ers voted to add increased secu rity screening for anyonewishing to attend the publicmeetings. Citizens and meeting partici pants will now have to walkthrough a metal detector tocheck for weapons before being allowed to enter the board room. If metal is detected, a deputy with a handheld wand will fur ther check the individual for anypotential weapons before allow ing that person into the meeting. Pocketknives of any size will not be permitted in the room. During breaks, or if a person leaves the room for any reason,people will have to pass back through the device before re turning to the meeting. The portable walk-through metal detector is expected tocost approximately $6,500. County Manager Lex Al-brit ton said State Statues re-quirethe Sheriff’s Office to providesecurity at commission meetingsand to act as its sergeant of arms. The metal detector will require an additional deputy, whowill staff the station at all timesduring the meeting. Albritton said he surveyed 44 other counties and found a widerange of security measures inplace across the state. Threecounties surveyed said they donot even have a deputy at allmeetings, while four largercounties have a full gauntlet of security measures in place. Hillsborough County and three others have a deputy inplace, an armed security officer,metal detectors, a wand, X-raymachine, a bulletproof dais, apanic button, a private entrancefor board members and limitedentry points into the board room. The new security measure here passed by a 4-1 vote, with Grady Johnson opposing theidea. “I think we are going too far and there has to be a simplerway,” Johnson said. Mike Thompson said he is See DETECTORS 3A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A local banker and commu nity advocate was killed earlySunday in Sarasota County as anouting with friends turned tragic. Donald Hugh “Donnie” Ca nary, 35, of Wauchula, suc cumbed at the hands of anemployee of the night spotwhere the group had gathered,the Sarasota County Sheriff’sOffice said. Charged in his death is Brad Thomas Stanford, 32, ofBradenton. Stanford was booked into the Sarasota County Jail at 6:02 a.m.on Sunday. He is charged withnegligent manslaughter, a sec ond-degree felony punishable byup to 15 years in Florida StatePrison. He remains in custody in lieu of bond pending trial. Sarasota sheriff’s detectives noted their investigation into theincident is ongoing. Canary was senior executive vice president of commerciallending at Wauchula State Bank,having earned a Bachelor’s De gree in business and finance atthe University of Florida. He was a 1996 graduate of Hardee Senior High School, anda member of the varsity Wildcatfootball team which went on toclaim the state runner-up title in1995. Canary’s love of sports and community carried him onto thefield as an adult as well, coach ing youth soccer and tee-ball. Healso was instrumental in the con struction of the Burton Buildingat the Leon Sharp Youth Center,a Kiwanis Club project in con junction with the YMCA. In fact, Canary was a current director and a past president ofSee CIVIC LEADER 3A Canary By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate And it’s over.The 73rd annual Hardee County Fair has concluded. Andnow, there are several new win ners and newly crowned royals.However, the fair isn’t just aboutthe pageants. There were alsorabbit, poultry, swine and steershows. On Monday, Feb. 17, the rab bit show was held and Will Cor nell received Best of Show forhis Havana. The next day, Jor dan Miller earned Best of Showfor his Bantam in the poultryshow. The swine show also was held on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Tak-ing home Grand ChampionSwine was Heidi Smith. OnWednesday, Feb. 19, the steershow was held and Dillon Boze man earned Grand Cham-pionSteer. The last two days of the fair included the secondand fifthgrade pageants, while the kin-dergarten pageant took place onSunday, Feb. 16, all in the Agri-Civic Center. Crowned were Kindergarten Princess Tyler Pace, PrinceJosiah Lozano and PrincessMady Tyson, and Lil’ MissDarla Joe Harned. Kindergarten Princess The youngest pageant con testants competed to win theprincess crown earlier in the fairweek. Entertainment for thenight was provided by Tip ToesDance Studio. Before crowning this year’s princess, the 2013 KindergartenPrincess, Ava Roberts made herfinal appearance. She is thedaughter of Paul and JuliaRoberts. In the end, Addison Tyler Pace became KindergartenPrincess and Miss Internet Pho togenic. She is the daughter ofAndrew and Melissa Pace and isin Kristen Rivas’ class atWauchula Elementary, whereher favorite subject is physicaleducation. Tyler says her favorite song is “Someday” by Taylor Swift and she loves to eat Frosted Mini-Wheats. Tyler also loves ridingher scooter, her pink four-wheeler, gymnastics and playingwith her little sister, CharleeAnne. Her court includes Miss Pho togenic Daveigh Belflower. Sheis the daughter of Jay and Susan nah Belflower and is in MissyCarlton’s class at WES. Miss Personality is Brittany Ray Baker. She is the daughterof Justin Baker and Jon Bakerand is in Karen Doyle’s class atNorth Wauchula Elementary.See COUNTY FAIR2A SweetbayTo BecomeRowe’s IGA

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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 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. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO At the end of the Prince & Princess Pageant, all but one of this y ear’s royalty came together as the official 2014 Royal Court. The latest to be crowned were (front, from left) Princess First Runner-up Carli Mushrush, Princess Mady Tyson, Prince Josiah Lozano and Prince Runner-up B.J. Johnson; (bac k) Lil’ Miss Darla Joe Harned, Junior Miss Taylor Bone, Cattlemen’s Sweetheart Emily Hughes, and Miss Hardee County Rayna Parks. Missing is Kindergarten Princess Tyler Pace. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The 2014 Lil’ Miss Court includes (from left) Third Runner-up and Miss Photogenic Sailor Ullrich, First Runner-up Star ling Parker, Lil’ Miss Darla Joe Harned, Second Runner-up Lucy Stone, an d Fourth Runner-up and Miss Congeniality Ebony Lamy.COUNTY FAIRContinued From 1A Coloring Contest winner is Jaden Leigh Hernandez. She isthe daughter of Jessica andWillie Gilliard and Jason Her nandez and is in Kristen Rivas’class at WES. Other contestants are Kierstin Alday, Zani Browdy, Ha-leigh’Ana Campbell, LarynChristian, Callie Howell, EmmaJane Johnson, Elizabeth Johns-ton, Danielle Nicole Lazo, Jor dyn Rylee Lozano, IsabellaLorraine Muse, Sara Navarro,Emma Grace Pelham, MareliPonce, Kaylee Reyna, KylieRickett, Kaitlyn Schierling andEliza Thomas. Prince & Princess For the Prince & Princess Pageant, a boy and girl fromeach second-grade classroom inthe county were chosen to repre sent their respective rooms. Dur ing breaks in the program,David and Beth Radford andFaith Hodges sang to the con testants and audience. Also in attendance were the 2004 Prince & Princess, EricKlein and Farrah Muntz, whoare now seniors at Hardee Sen ior High. Making their final appearance as 2013 Prince & Princess wereMartin Isaias McClen-ithan andMariah Annaliese Carrizales.Martin is the son of Tammy Mc Clenithan and Mariah is thedaughter of Jonah and AureliaCarrizales. The 2014 Prince is Josiah Lee Lozano. He is the son of Yogyand April Lozano and is in LoisRedding’s class at NWES. Ofhis teacher, Josiah says she isnice, smart and fun to be around. He likes to visit Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, watch favoritemovie “Wild Hogs,” and eatmacaroni and cheese. He alsolikes to fish, play football, go tochurch and watch “Duck Dy nasty.” Josiah is proud of hisathletic ability and enjoys help ing others learn at school. Heplans on becoming a police offi cer when he is older. The 2014 Princess and Inter net Most Photogenic is MadalynCate Tyson. She is the daughterof Doyle and Jill Tyson and is inNicole Spencer’s class at WES.Of her teacher, Mady says she isvery nice and helps her under stand what she should know. She enjoys gymnastics, cheerleading and softball and isinvolved at her church. Madysays her best place to visit is theFlorida Keys, “My Girl” is herfavorite movie and she enjoyseating Shepherd’s pie. She saysshe is proudest of making goodgrades and being able to do aback handspring. At school,Mady enjoys science and read ing and wants to become “an or thodontist so she can work whenshe wants to and make lots ofmoney.” Their court includes Prince Runner-up Bryson James John son and Princess Runner-upCarli Jade Mushrush. B.J. is theson of Steve and Andrea John son and is in Nicole Spencer’sclass at WES. Carli is the daugh ter of Eric Mushrush and LibertyLozano and is in Lois Redding’sclass at NWES. Most Photogenic is Ashton Izayah White and Cailyn MarieFrost. Ashton is the son of LeahHenry and Kevis White and is inMary Nell Pace’s class at WES. Cailyn is the daughter of Phillipand Candice Riddle and Chrisand Lauren Frost and is in KariGicker’s class at Zolfo SpringsElementary. Internet Most Photogenic is Luke Michael Roberts. He is theson of Wendy Battles and BruceRoberts and is in Jessica Gor don’s class at NWES. Other contestants from NWES are Jacob Ryan Duncan,Tyler Mathew Framer, LoganMichelle Garcia, Paige RikkiJustice, Adam Roland BoxleyMcCauley, Camryn Marie Ro driguez and Yazmin AlizaSmith. From WES are Mia Nicole Cabrera, Mason Carlton, BelenAriana Gomez, Princess AbagailGuerrero, Tristan Lee Hall andKadence Kaye Harris. From ZSE are Jeremiah Luis Cabrera, Bradley Allan Framer,Pablo Alejandro Jaramillo, LaneEdward Pippin, SandivelMontes Reyes, Johnny MixonTrammel III and Cambrya JadeWelsh. From Bowling Green Elementary are Jada Nicole Altieri,Gavyn Rhea Hunt, MikaylaLyann Johnston, AlejandraIsidra Pulido, Alvin AntonioMichael Sanchez and KendalBrooke Spiller. From Hilltop Elementary are Ivan Anselmo, Valeria De-Loera, Careli Mendez, DionisioRamirez and Jesus Torres. Lil’ Miss Taking center stage on Friday were fifth-grade girls wanting tobecome Lil’ Miss. Tip ToesDance Studio was the entertain ment for the night. The outgoing Lil’ Miss was Savannah Valletutti. She is thedaughter of David and DeniseValletutti. 2014 Lil’ Miss Hardee County is Darla Joe Harned. Sheis the daughter of Shane andLogan Harned and is in Jean nette Miranda’s class at WES.Joe likes to do many activities,including hanging out withfriends, playing with her sib lings, snow skiing, camping, andfishing and hunting with herdad. She also likes to rodeo and barrel race. In fact, Joe wasawarded the 2011 Overall YouthRodeo Champion, 2012 GoatTying Champion and the 2012Sunshine Barrel Racing Associ ation Youth 1D Cham-pion. Sheis an active member of FaithPresbyterian Church ofWauchula. Her favorite subjectis spelling, she likes to listen toLuke Bryan and her favoriteshow is “Good Luck Charlie.”When she is older, Joe wants tocome back to Hardee and be anelementary school teacher. Her court includes First Run ner-up Starling Parker. She is thedaughter of Mark and StephanieParker and is in Kristie Benton’sclass at WES. One day, Starwould like to become a lawyer. Second Runner-up Lucy Stone is the daughter of Arti andCarrie Sue Edenfield and thelate Daniel Stone and is in Lind sey Smith’s class at WES. Lucyhopes to become a professionalhorse trainer and rider. Third Runner-up and Miss Photogenic Sailor Bay Ullrich isthe daughter of Max and KristaUllrich and is in Kristie Ben ton’s class at WES. Sailor’sdream is to be a news broad caster for CNN or a fashion de signer. Fourth Runner-up and Miss Congeniality Ebony Lamy is thedaughter of Shujwana and TerryLamy and is in Lindsey Smith’sclass at WES. Ebony hopes tobecome a chemical engineer. Other contestants are Katelyn Bolin, Chloe Boyette,Alexis Paige Crews, Abby Duke,Karson Goodwyn, Chey-anneLongoria, Emma Mc-Guckin,Michelle Patterson, Marley Ure ste, Shaydan Ward and MadisonWhite. SWEETBAYContinued From 1A Dunnellon along with Wauchula. The deal is expected to be completed on March 29, subjectto final approval by the FTCafter the close of a 30-day publiccomment period. Rowe’s IGA is a member of the Independent Grocers As-so ciation, which was establishedin 1926 to ensure that the localfamily-owned grocery store re mained strong in the face ofgrowing competition from chainstores. Rowe’s IGA currently oper ates several stores in the Jack sonville area. Rowe’s IGA will provide each Sweetbay employee theopportunity to interview for con tinued employment, the acquisi tion announcement stated. The Wauchula store is located in the Hardee County Center onU.S. 17 South. Winter storms responsible for flight cancellations and haz ardous roads over the pastmonth and a half can also beblamed for the rise in gas prices. The freezing weather bol stered demand for heating fuelslike natural gas and propane,which are derived from crude oiland used to heat homes in thenortheastern United States. Thespike in demand for these fuelstightened supplies, placing up ward pressure on the price of oil. Crude oil rose for the sixth consecutive week, settling Fri-day at $102.20 on the NYMEX— $1.90 more than the weekprior. U.S. prices increased for the 16th consecutive day Sunday, reaching the highest level thisyear. Average prices rose for thesixth consecutive day in Florida,Georgia and Tennessee. "Despite the recent jump in pump prices, Southeast gasprices are more than 40 centsless than they were this time lastyear,” said Mark Jenkins,spokesman, AAA — The AutoClub Group. “Even with the se vere winter and seasonal refin ery maintenance, it doesn't looklike gas prices will spike to year-ago levels." The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas-oline is $3.41, six cents morethan last week. Florida's averageof $3.45 also rose six cents fromlast week. Prices At The Pump Heating Up 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.) The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage *r

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A PHOTO BY KAYLA ELMORE The 2014 Kindergarten Court includes (from left) Coloring Contest w inner Jaden Hernandez, Miss Personality Brittany Baker, Kindergarten Princess and Miss Internet Photogenic Tyler Pace, and Miss Photogenic Daveigh Belflower. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The 2014 Prince & Princess Court is made up of (from left) Int ernet Most Photogenic Luke Roberts, Most Photogenic Cailyn Frost, Runner-up Carli Mushrush, Princess and Internet Most Photogenic Mady Tyson, Prince Josiah Lozano, Runner-up B.J. Johnson, and Most Photogenic Ashton White. COURTESY PHOTO Helene Conner Mancini, 92, was nominated as a PublicHealth Hero by the Hardee County Commission last weekto mark the 125th anniversary of the Florida Departmentof Health, which was established in 1889 after a yellowfever epidemic. Mancini, shown accepting the nomina tion with husband Frank, was the first Registered Nursein Hardee County and started the Department of Healthhere in 1947. The couple, now married for 47 years, metwhen she went to the Mancini Packing Co. in ZolfoSprings to give required vaccines and health certificatesto the workers. She also traveled to the schools and vac cinated many children in Hardee County over the years.Mancini retired after 32 years in 1979. HEALTH HERO NOMINEE Kelly’s Column By Jim The Hardee High School baseball varsity team is off to a 6-0 start this season under veteran head coach Steve Rewis. ——— The winter of 2014 has been unusually mild, with no severe freezes. There is an excess of hay since a lot of pasture grass is stil l green. ——— The annual Pioneer Park Days is underway now through Sun day at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. There is plenty of food, enter tainment, old engines, and flea market vendors. Parking and admission is a bargain. The event is sponsored by the Hardee County Commission. There is something for everyoneat PPD. ——— Steve Spinks, retired from the phosphate industry, is a new city commissioner in Bowling Green. He was the only candidate to re place city commissioner Randy Mink who resigned due to healthreasons. Mink was also a former mayor and did a fine job for thecity, helping the city recover from the 2004 hurricanes. ——— Major League Baseball teams are in spring training in Florida and Arizona. The Detroit Tigers train in Lakeland. The Tampa BayRays train in Port Charlotte. ——— Spring turkey season begins Saturday, March 15, in this area of Florida. A special youth hunt is the weekend before. ——— The price of unleaded regular gasoline on Tuesday in Wauchula was $3.31 a gallon. ——— The Florida boys’ basketball Final 4 in eight classifications is underway through Saturday at the Lakeland Civic Center. This isFlorida high school basketball at the elite level. Bartow High Schoolis in the Final 4 for the fourth time in six years. Lake Wales won astate title two years ago. Hardee High has never been to the Final 4. The Wildcat girls’ team was winless this season, and the boys’ team only won a coupleof games. Former Hardee High head boys coach Bob Fittro, whenasked, said community support and a strong youth program are im portant in building a program. Fittro and the late Dunning Terrell were excellent head coaches for HHS basketball and came close to fielding a Final 4 team. Fit tro’s team featuring Zeke Mowatt and Lawrence Thompson, whowon football scholarships to FSU and Miami respectively, was anelite team in the state, barely losing to Bartow in the playoffs. ——— The Florida Gators men’s basketball team this week is rated N o. 1 in the nation with a 25-2 record. ——— Plants and trees blooming in Hardee this week include azaleas, oranges, peaches, tabebuia, cherry, and mango. ——— Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley as president of the recent Hardee County Fair said the 2014 fair had a great year. Atchley is one of 18 city of Wauchula employees participating in a Biggest Loser (of weight) campaign. He has lost 30 pounds in10 weeks and has a goal of losing 10 more pounds. Eating healthy and regular exercise will cut down on health care claims, as well as other benefits. COMMUNITY Calendar THURSDAY, FEB. 27 Hardee County School Board, rescheduled regularmeeting, Board Room, 230S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 3p.m. MONDAY, MAR. 3 Wauchula City Commission, monthly workshop, CityHall, 225 E. Main St.,Wauchula, 5 p.m. TUESDAY, MAR. 4 Hardee County Tobacco Free Coalition meeting,Hardee County Health De partment, 115 K.D. RevellRoad (off U.S. 17 North),Wauchula, 4 p.m. THURSDAY, MAR. 6 Hardee County Commission, regular morningmeeting, Room 102, Court-house Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 8:30a.m. Florida Crop Update Week Ending: February 23, 2014 Weather Summary: According to Florida’s Automated Weather Network (FAWN), Carrabelle (Franklin County) receivedthe most rain with 4.02 inches. Maximum temperature s ranged from the upper 70s to the 80s, with the highest temperature in Immokalee (Collier County) and Belle Glade (Palm Beach County) at 88 de grees. The lowest temperatures in the State ranged from 31 degreesin Lecanto (Citrus County) to 58 degrees in Fort Lauder-dale(Broward County). Field Crops: Farmers in Washington and Gadsden counties were preparing ground for peanut and corn planting. Sugarcane har vest is in the last five weeks of the harvest season. Fruit and Vegetables: Gadsden farmers were laying plastic for tomatoes. Strawberries were still being harvested in BradfordCounty. Harvesting of cabbage continued in Flagler and Putnamcounties and planting of potatoes continued. Vegetables and fruitsmarketed in the State included beets, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers,squash, tomatoes, herbs, and a variety of specialty items.Citrus: Rain was widespread but generally light in the citrus area this week. Putnam Hall (Putnam County) recorded the most precip itation with 2.5 inches. Clewiston (Hendry County), Palmdale(Glades County), North Port (Sarasota County), and Arcadia (DeS oto County) recorded the least with no rainfall recorded. Day-timetemperatures reached the mid 80s throughout the citrus growing arealast week. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated Febru ary18, 2014, no drought exists within the citrus growing area. Field workers reported small sizes on all varieties. Some grow ers are noticing various sizes in the same blocks, from slightly largerthan golf ball size to larger than baseball size on oranges. Grove ac tivity included harvesting on mostly early oranges and grapefruit, hedging and topping after harvest, care for new trees, and pullingout declining or dead trees. Blooms have been noted in several ofthe more southern areas of the citrus growing region, signaling thebeginning of next year’s crop. Growers in the Indian River area areexperimenting with tenting young trees to eradicate or control thepsyllid population that is causing greening. Other methods are being used or tested to keep unaffected trees from getting the Huanglongbing, (HLB, Citrus Greening) virus. Fifteen of nineteen processing plants were open this season. Al most all packing houses had opened and were shipping fruit. Livestock and Pastures: Warm weather in the Panhandle helped improve winter grazing and started to green up pastures inthe south. The cattle condition for the State was good but the pasturecondition was mostly fair. Cattlemen were feeding hay across theState. HAD.@56@A
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4A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 COURTESY PHOTO Members of the 2014 girls tennis team are (front, from left) Sylvia Mart inez, Genesis Torres, Cameron Burnett, Katie Smith, Cheyenne Pohl and Abby Clark; (back) Susana Oceguera, Selena Macia s, Josie Hancock, Emily Bennett, Car oline Durrance, Claudia Klein and Madison Burnett. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A trio of girls from the girls tennis team made it to the finalsof the Heartland Conference In vitational Tournament lastweekend. Senior Caroline Durrance, junior Madison Burnett andfreshman Abby Clark wentthrough the opposition to thefinal round of the two-day event.Overall, Hardee placed third.Sebring, who hosted it, won thegirls tourney, followed by LakePlacid, Hardee, Okee-chobeeand Avon Park. The tourney play was good news for the Lady Wildcats whohad difficulty in their prior twomatches, dropping from 3-0 to3-2 overall. On Feb. 10, the girls went to Sebring and got a foretaste ofwhat they would see in theHeartland matches. Sebring won8-1. Burnett had the lone singlesvictory in a three-set marathonagainst Amanda Castelli in a 76, 6-3, 6-3 come-from-behindwin. Durrance won the first set3-6 but dropped the next two inher loss to Micaela Devane.Similarly, Cheynne Pohl lost atough first set 7-6, came back towin 2-6 and lost the third set 7-5. Hardee lost both proset dou bles. “Hardee split sets in three of four singles matches but couldonly pull off one win. The dou bles teams need work. Hardeefought hard. We are looking for ward to our re-match,” saidCoach Dennis Aubry. After cancellation of the Feb. 13 match against Fort Meade,Hardee next had to face top-flight Bartow on its courts. TheLady Jackets swept Hardee 8-0,with Hardee only getting ninepoints. “We didn’t have our number one player, Susana Oceguera, soall players had to play up oneposition. Our girls played wellagainst a very strong Bartowteam,” commented Aubry. Hardee hopes to get back on track in three matches this week.They girls were at Tenoroc onMonday and went o Frostproofon Tuesday. They host LakeWales today (Thurs-day) at 4:30p.m. on the Wauchula city courtsoff West Oak Street. Next week, the girls go to DeSoto on Monday, and greetAvon Park on Tuesday and Se bring on Thursday. Other girls on the squad are Katie Smith, Selena Macias,Emily Bennett, Sylvia Mar-tinez, Claudia Kline, Josie Han cock, Cameran Burnett andGenesis Torres. Hardee boys scores have been unavailable. The team includesseniors Jake Neuhoffer and ZackNeuhoffer, the only returneesfrom last year’s squad. Othersare Wyatt Mont-gomery, RobyParis, Colton Albritton, JordanJones, Francisco Salgado, ChaLor, Richard Yang, Boone Parisand Conner Crawford. Tennis Girls Going Up Hill SANDRA JOY HOWARD Sandra Joy Howard, 73, of Wauchula, passed away,Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, atFlorida Hospital-Wauchula. Born on Aug. 19, 1940, in Arcadia, she was a lifelongresident of Hardee County.Sandra had worked at the G.Pierce Wood Hospital as anaide and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Seth Howardand Pawnee Collier; son,Steven Broome; brother,Richard Howard; and sister,Patricia Huerta. Survivors include two sons, Billy G. Broome Jr., ofWauchula and David Pavoliniand wife Diane of Pass Chris tian, Miss.; two daughters, Pa tricia “Patti” Havens andhusband James of Fort Hood,Texas and Pamela Broadnaxand husband Brett of Lake land; one sister, Shirley Plattof Arcadia; eight grandchil dren, 11 great-grandchildren,and several nieces andnephews. Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Robarts Gar den Chapel from 10 to 11a.m., followed by an 11:30a.m. Graveside Service atFriendship Cemetery, ZolfoSprings.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Memory ANDREW STEWART FAULKNER Andrew Stewart Faulkner, age 48, of Wauchula, passedaway Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014,at his home. He was born July31, 1964, in Sanford. Andy was the owner of Florida Business Equipmentand enjoyed water skiing, fish ing and camping at GreenSwamp in Ocala National For est. He was preceded in death by one daughter, AndreaFaulkner; his parents, Vir-ginia Bishop and DonaldMack Faulkner Sr.; and onesister, Roberta Faith BishopBlack. Andy is survived by one daughter, Amanda FaithFaulkner of Sanford; twobrothers, Donald Faulkner Jr.,and wife Renee of Wauchulaand Ronald “Bubba” Faulk-ner and wife Tammy ofSweetwater; two step-sisters,Robin Keller of Longwoodand Heidi Keller of Long-wood; and numerous niecesand nephews. Services will be held pri vately. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory JAMES "JIM" OWEN YOUMANS James "Jim" Owen Youmans, age 70, of Wauchula,passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18,2014, in Tampa. He was bornin Wauchula on March 29,1943. Jim was a respected (retired) educator and coach forHardee Senior High, as well asa longtime businessman inHardee County, having oper ated two locations of his fam ily business YoumansGroc-ery in Wauchula formany years. An avid sportsman since high-school who excelled atbaseball and golf during hislifetime, Jim spent his retire ment enjoying the Florida out doors and could often befound fishing with life-longfriends at the fishing campthey shared in Chokoloskee.He also enjoyed working inhis wood-shop and loved help ing friends and neighbors withbuilding projects. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. andRuth Youmans; and one sister,Dolores Gore. A much loved patriarch for his large extended family, Jimis survived by his wife ofnearly 45 years, Diana You-mans of Wauchula; one sonMichael "Kerry" Youmans, ofNew York City; one sister,Doris Ann Wolfe-Foland ofLakeland; and numerousnieces and nephews. Jim was a graduate of Florida Southern University,where he was a member of theSigma Chi Fraternity. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 21, at First BaptistChurch of Wauchula, withMarcus Shackelford officiat ing. Burial was private inWauchula Cemetery. The family has asked that memorial remembrances bedirected to the Hardee Edu-cation Foundation or theHardee Athletic Foundation. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory JUAN C. GARZA Juan C. Garza, age 54, of Wauchula, passed awayWednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, inNorth Carolina. He was bornJan. 17, 1960, in Texas andmoved to Hardee County in1969. Juan was a member ofSt. Michaels Parish. He en-joyed riding motorcycles,playing golf and was a hardworker. Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Servando andMaria Cruz Garza; onebrother, Jose A. Garza; andtwo sisters, Maria AliciaGarza and Cristina Garza. He is survived by two sons, Servando Garza of North Car olina and Juan Garza Jr. ofBartow; one daughter, Aman-da Garza of Bartow; six broth ers, Paublo (Connie) Rosas ofWauchula, Jesus (Lupe) Garzaof Nashville, Ga., Enrique(Elva) Garza of Zolfo Springs,Salvador (Elizabeth) Garza ofAdrian, Mich., Santos (Ra mona) Garza of Nashville, Ga.and Raul Garza of Amarillo,Texas; five sisters, Magdale-na (Antonio) DeLeon ofBowling Green, Linda Reynaof Wauchula, Juanita Hughesof Brandon, Maria (Mark)Benton of Lakeland andErnestina Garza of Arcadia;three grandchildren and nu merous nieces and nephews. Services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, inthe Chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home withPastor Deloris Williams offici ating. Burial will follow atWauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula D D O O N N A A L L D D “ “ D D O O N N N N I I E E ” ” H H U U G G H H C C A A N N A A R R Y Y Donald “Donnie” Hugh Ca nary, of Wauchula, lost his lifeon Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Donnie, 35-years-old, was born in Homestead on March18, 1978. After graduating asa proud Wildcat from HardeeSenior High, he earned hisbachelor’s degree in businessand finance from the Univer-sity of Florida. Donnie was theSenior Vice President atWauchula State Bank. An ac tive member within theHardee County community,Donnie participated in Kiwa nis, touching many lives. Donnie was a loving, devoted husband and father. Heis survived by Lauren EnglishCanary, his wife of 13 years;and his two beautiful child-ren, daughter Laina, 7, and sonBryan, 4, of Wauchula. Hewas the adored son of DianeJustiss and Jamie Justiss, bothof Wauchula; the treasuredgrandson of Bryan “Gene”and Virginia Ingram ofWauchula; and the dedicatedbrother of Daniel and Kim berly Canary of Wau-chulaand Gene and Megan Justissof Bowling Green. He was thebeloved son-in-law of Danaand Idania English ofWauchula; and the cherishedbrother-in-law to Ray andKristen Rivas, also of Wau-chula. He leaves behind manyaunts, uncles, cousins, niecesand nephews. Donnie was a man of in tegrity, known for his infec tious smile and contagiouslaugh; he warmed the hearts ofmany and will be forevermissed. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you”Phil-ippians 1:3. A memorial service will be held at New Hope BaptistChurch on Thursday, Feb. 27,at 4 p.m. All are invited to at tend a celebration of life gath ering at the Canary homedirectly following the service. In lieu of flowers, an annual college scholarship has beenestablished in Donnie’s mem ory. Please contact WauchulaState Bank for more informa tion.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory Obituaries The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage F . 115 S. 7th Ave. +#+$r !$!(#'&!rnn www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 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 In Loving Memory

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A FWC Will Boost Daily Bag Limit The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission at itsmeeting Feb. 12 in Tampa mod ified fall hunting season dates inparts of Sarasota, St. Lucie,Martin and Palm Beach countiesand increased the daily bag limitof wild turkeys on private landsstatewide. These rule amendments take effect in the fall, with the start of the 2014-15 hunting season. Currently, the boundary line between hunting zones A and Cis State Road 70, which runswest to east from the Gulf ofMexico to the Atlantic Ocean,just above Lake Okeechobee.Hunting seasons and dates inZone A, below SR 70, come inearlier and end earlier than theydo in Zone C, which lies abovethe line. Hunters had noted, and recent biological surveys have con firmed, that deer living belowthe zonal line in the counties ofSarasota, St. Lucie, Martin andPalm Beach have a breeding pe riod that occurs later than that ofmost of the deer in HuntingZone A. These deer actuallyhave a breeding period more inline with deer living north of theline in Zone C. The breeding period, also known as “the rut,” is the timeof year when bucks actively pur sue female deer, which moreoften leads bucks to venture outduring daylight hours, givinghunters a better chance at seeingand harvesting one. It is because of this that a number of local hunters askedthe FWC to move the boundaryline between hunting zones Aand C, so that all or parts ofthese counties would instead beincluded in Hunting Zone C,which has the later hunting sea son dates that better align withwhen the rut occurs in these areas. The new boundary line between hunting zones A and Cwill begin at the Gulf and runeast through Charlotte Harborand up the Peace River until itintersects with SR70. Theboundary line then becomes SR70, continuing east until it meetsU.S. 441 north of Lake Okee chobee. The line then followsU.S. 441 south, where it pro ceeds around the eastern shoreof Lake Okeechobee, then turnseast and follows County Road880 and runs just a few miles be fore continuing east on U.S.98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Boule vard until it reaches the Atlantic. This new line separating hunt ing zones A and C only affectsthe fall hunting seasons for deerand turkey. Spring turkey seasondates will remain unaffected andwill continue as they have been.In other words, spring turkeyseason below SR 70 will con tinue to open the first Saturdayin March, while above SR 70 inthe rest of the state, the seasonwill continue to open the thirdSaturday of March. In the rule amendment regarding the increased daily baglimit for turkeys, the daily har vest limit per hunter will in crease from one bearded turkeyor gobbler per day to two on pri vate lands. This is a statewidechange and will affect both thefall and spring turkey huntingseasons. Only the daily bag limitwill increase; the season limitfor turkeys will remain at twobirds. That means hunters may still only take a total of two turkeysduring the fall (all fall seasonscombined) and another two dur ing the spring season, but whatchanges is that hunters will havethe option and flexibility of get ting their season limit of twobirds in a single day. How-ever,on wildlife management areas,the daily bag limit on turkeyswill remain at one bird. Both the rule modifying the boundary line between huntingzones A and C and the one in creasing the daily bag limit forturkeys on private lands will notgo into effect until the 2014-15hunting season, which starts inearly August. Obituaries In Memory DORIS GOUGH RHYAN Doris Gough Rhyan was born July 5, 1915 in DaleCounty, Ala., and went hometo be with her beloved Lordand Savior Jesus Christ onWednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was married to Horace Gough on June 4, 1933, andcelebrated 51 years of mar riage. During those years ofliving in the country, threechildren were born: DoloresGough Rutledge, MarshallThomas Gough (deceased2014) and Terry L. Gough.Horace and Doris were veryactive in New Zion BaptistChurch. Doris served 20 yearswith the Women’s Mis-sion ary Union and was also alongtime member of theWomen’s Club and GardenClub. Doris was known as “Meme” by her family andthroughout the county. Shehad a true love of people andalways enjoyed being aroundfriends and family. Meme wasa tireless worker with a ser vant’s heart, always pre-par ing delicious meals, workingin the fields and doing what ever else needed to be done. When phosphate began moving to move into thecounty, Horace and Doris soldtheir homestead and moved toDansby Road. Horace died in1984, and sometime later,Doris married a former highschool beau, Pat Rhyan. Dorisand Pat enjoyed many won derful years together, until Patdied in 2001. She became Mrs. Doris Rhyan and became an activemember of Oak Grove Bap-tist Church till the end of herlife. On July 5, 2013, most ofDoris’ family gathered at Pio neer Restaurant to celebrateher 98th birthday. ThoughDoris is gone, she leaves be hind a loving family of manychildren, grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Horace Gough, Pat Rhyanand son, Marshall Gough. She is survived by daugh ter, Dolores Rutledge andhusband Harry; son, TerryGough and wife Norma Jean;sister, May Frank Himrod;brother, Alex Marsh and wifePat; and Naomi Pearson andhusband Walt. She is also sur vived by grandchildren,Lawrence Rutledge and wifeLaura, Debbie McGee, Sher-ry Gough, Alex Gough, Mar-sha Fields and Jamie Gough;great-grandchildren, WadeMcCorquodale, MatthewMcGee and wife Jennifer,Jacob McGee, Jordan Gibbs,Lauren Rutledge, Kaley Rut ledge, Tanner Gough, MasonGough and Kendall Goughand Makayla Mc-Leod; andgreat-great-grandchild,Dustin McCorquodale. To her family, Meme will always be remembered as thestrong rock who kept them to gether by hosting numerousfamily events, constantlymaking phone calls to checkin, and by faithfully prayingfor her loved ones throughouther life. The celebration of Doris’ life was held on Saturday,Feb. 22, 2014, at Oak GroveBaptist Church, where all herfamily and close friends cameto celebrate and re-memberMeme’s wonderful, long life. I I n n M M e e m m o o r r y y HELEN WEIS NICHOLSON Helen Weis Nicholson, 98, of Wauchula, died peacefullyat home after a short illnesson Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Mrs. Nicholson was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Staunton,Ill., and lived most of her lifein Hardee County where shewas part owner of NicholsonSupply Company in BowlingGreen and Wauchula. Shewas a member of the SeniorLadies' Sunday School classat First Baptist Church ofBowling Green, where shewas an active member forover 70 years. Mrs. Nicholson was pre ceded in death by her hus band, Woodrow W.Nichol-son; one brother, JohnE. Weis; and sister, HenriettaW. Cochran. She is survived by her son, Charles Nicholson and hiswife Penny of Wauchula; anda daughter, Mary AnnSanders and her husbandCharles of Bowling Green.She delighted in her fourgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter;Rich-ard and Judi Nicholsonand children Sarah and Danielof Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;David and Ann Nicholson andchildren Jacob, Jeremy andRachel of Lithia; Steven andAmy Nicholson and childrenVusi and Micah of CapeTown, South Africa; JenniferSanders of Herndon, Va.; andJessie Sanders Brooks andMichael of Coral Springs. Sheis also survived by severalnieces and nephews and theirfamilies. Interment was held at the Bowling Green Cemetery at 9a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.Visitation was held in thesanctuary of First BaptistChurch, Bowling Green at10:15 a.m., and a MemorialService followed at 11 a.m.with the Rev. Scott Tharp of-ficiating. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Nicholson requested dona tions to support the ministryof her grandson who doesmission work in Cape Town,South Africa. Donations maybe mailed to the First BaptistChurch, 4531 North U.S.Hwy. 17, Bowling Green, FL33834 with preferenced forSteven Nicholson written onthe memo line. Condolences may be sent to the family at hancockfh.com. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade In Memory ALBERT BYRON NEWBERRY Albert Byron Newberry, age 81, passed away Mon-day, Feb. 24, 2014, in Se-bring. Mr. Newberry was born in Medulla to James Albert andEva Mae (Hicks) Newberry.He was the owner/operator ofCyclone Pump and Weldingof Avon Park, Director ofPeace River Electric for 23years and Director of FloridaElectric in Tallahassee for 15years. He was also a memberand music director of NewLife Baptist Church in FortMeade for many years, at-tended schools in Medullaand Mulberry, loved to fishand hunt and worked in thePhosphate Mines as a Weld-er. He served in the UnitedStates Armyduring theKorean Warand had beena resident ofFt. Meade since 1970, comingfrom Lakland. Mr. Newberry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mar jorie B. Newberry; two sis ters, JoAnn Still (Tom) ofLakeland and Teresa Bridges(Cecil) of Lakeland; threebrothers, Van Newberry(Judy) of Winter Haven, VonNewberry (Joy) of Lakelandand Frank Newberry (Rita) ofLakeland; and many niecesand nephews. Mr. Newberry was pre ceded in death by his parents;sons, Steven and Jamie New berry; brothers, Joe, Leslieand Gilbert Newberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014,from 1 to 2 p.m. with FuneralServices beginning at 2 p.m.at the Stephenson-Nelson Fu neral Home in Avon Parkwith the Rev. Joe Parrish andMissionary Robert Heath of ficiating. Burial will follow inBougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shep-herd Hospice: 1110 Ham-mock Rd., Sebring, Florida33870. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park 1. In 2013, Baltimore's Chris Davis became the second playerin major-league history to haveat least 26 home runs and 23doubles in the first 72 games ofthe season. Who was the first? 2. How many times did Roger Clemens lead the Ameri-can League in wins for a seasondespite pitching for a team witha losing record? 3. Which college football team has won the most FiestaBowls? 4. Five players have won the NBA's regular-season MVPAward at least four times. Namefour of them. 5. Which four NHL teams have combined to win the pastfive Stanley Cups? 6. In 2013, Tim Cahill set a record for fastest goal in MajorLeague Soccer history (eightseconds). Who held the previousmark? 7. Name five of the previous eight WBA world heavyweightboxing champions before MikeTyson won the title in 1987. ANSWERS 1. Lou Gehrig, in 1927.2. Twice — 1987 (Boston) and 1997 (Toronto). 3. Penn State, with six victo ries. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBronJames, Michael Jordan and BillRussell. 5. Chicago (twice), Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. 6. Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal in 11 seconds in2003. 7. John Tate, Mike Weaver, Michael Dokes, Gerrie Coetzee,Greg Page, Tony Tubbs, TimWitherspoon and James(Bonecrusher) Smith. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek ORANGES WITH CARAMEL Serve as a light and elegant fi nale to a rich meal. When thecaramel-drizzled orange roundsare refrigerated, the caramelmelts into a luscious goldensyrup.6 large navel oranges2 tablespoons brandy (op tional)1 cup sugar 1. From oranges, with veg etable peeler, remove 6 strips (3inches by 3/4 inch each) peel.Cut strips lengthwise into sliv ers. 2. Cut remaining peel and white pith from oranges. Sliceoranges into 1/4-inch-thickrounds and place on deep platter, overlapping slices slightly.Sprinkle with brandy, if desired,and orange peel. 3. In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, cook sugar over medium heat,stirring to dissolve any lumps,until sugar has melted andturned deep amber. Drizzlecaramel over orange slices.Cover and refrigerate untilcaramel melts, about 2 hours.Makes 6 servings. H.05@2?C6;4/
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By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The JV Wildcats are 1-1 or 2our-of-4, depending how youlook at it. The young Cats had the first game of the season against Se bring and lost to Avon Park. Inthe second week, they won 7-4over Lake Wales and had a gameagainst Fort Meade cancelled. The junior Wildcats host dis trict rival Lemon Bay tomorrow(Friday) and play as part of adouble-header at home on Satur day, when Berkeley Prep comesto Wildcat Field. The varsitysquads play at 1 p.m. and theJVs about 4 p.m. Next week, the JV goes to dis trict rival Desoto on Tuesdayand to Frostproof on Thursday.The following week, is a pair ofhome games. At 6 p.m. Mar. 10against Sebring and at 6:30 p.m. on Mar. 13 against Frostproof. After getting a late start with the cancellation against Se-bring, Hardee hosted Avon Parkon Feb. 13. Highlights of the 16-1 loss include a Marco DeLeontriple which left him at third, andhits by Russell Weems andAaron Harrison. Seth McGee was on the mound for the Feb. 17 homegame against Lake Wales. Hestruck out the first two juniorHighlanders, allowed a hit andleft that runner aboard with afly-out to end the Lake wales ef forts. Hardee got on the board first. Deleon opened with a hit to leftcenter. With one away, McGeedoubled to right to scoreDeLeon. With two down, Bran don Franks doubled to center toscore McGee. Hardee had a 2-0advantage. Another Highlander was stranded in the top of the secondand Hardee batters were retiredin order. In the third inning,Lake Wales tied the game with apair of scores on a single, doubleand sacrifice. Hardee batterswere dispatched quickly. McGee had a trio of strikeouts to start the fourth inning. Hardeeforged back in front with fourruns. Weems doubled to rightand advanced on an AustinVickers hit to left. When AndyManley singled, Weems was outcoming home, but on the nextplay David Badillo doubled toleft to score Vickers and Manley.Badillo crossed home on aDeleon hit and he scored on aCarlos Camacho doubled toright center. When the dust set tled, Hardee led 6-2. Neither team was able to score in the fifth. In the sixth, Lake Wales plated a pair of run ners on a single and homer.Hardee responded with its finaltally of the game in the homehalf of the sixth. Ryan Moorewas hit by a pitch and racedhome ahead of a Keith Choatetriple to deep center field. Lake Wales had one final atbat and was able to get only onescore on a combination of hitsand walks, leaving two runnerson base when the game ended ina Hardee 7-4 win. Coaches Travis Tubbs and Jacob Benavides have a youngsquad. Only DeLeon, Weems,McGee, Moore, Manley, DaltonTubbs, Ethan Cord and AdamSalas are sophs. Franks, Har-rison, Badillo, Vickers, Ca-macho, Keith Choate, KyleChoate, Isaac Flores and WyattZeigler are frosh. JV Split First Games 6A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY This father and son from Wauchula are shown making cow whips a t the recent Florida State Fair in Tampa at Cracker Country, depicting life in Florida in the 1800s. George Altman ( white hat) is making a cow whip out of buckskin that sells for about $20 a foot. He also makes and repairs saddles at his shop at 2196 West Main Street in Wauchula. His son Justin Simon (dark hat) is making a cow whip out of nylon and kangaroo hide which sells for $10 to $11 a foot. Simon is manager of Smith’s Southern Arms in Wauchula. MAKING COW WHIPS PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY At the recent Florida State Fair in Tampa, Buddy Mills of Okeechobee s howed people visiting Cracker Country how to trim, cut and cook swamp cabbage, the heart of Florida’s official state tree, the sabal palm. He cooked several batches a day in a cast iron pot over a wood fire, like Floridi ans did in the 1980s. He uses salt, pepper and salt pork for seasoning. Mills said swamp cabbage is very nutritious, c ontaining vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium, and potassium. SWAMP CABBAGE The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association will hostits annual meeting today (Thurs day) at the Turner Center in Ar cadia. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with an orange juice recep tion, followed by dinner pre pared by the Lakewood RanchFFA club. Comedian Leanne Morgan will be supplying the entertain ment for the night. This motherof three, living in rural Ap-palachia, has been featured onABC’s “The View,” the LasVegas Comedy Festival andNick at Night’s “FunniestMoms.” She continues to per form in comedy clubs, perform ing arts centers, and theatres allover the United States and iscurrently set to develop a sitcomwith Warner Brothers and ABC. Morgan’s style of comedy combines her Southern charmand hilarious storytelling abouther own life into an act thatkeeps you coming back formore. People are always accus ing her of spying on them be cause she seems to be living thesame life that they do. The factthat everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit evenamong the strangest of audi ences. The meeting will also feature a video message from Con-gressman Tom Rooney dis cussing the importance of thecitrus industry to the state’seconomy and the much-neededresearch money recently pro vided to fight Greening. This year’s event is courtesy of “Platinum Sponsors” BayerCrop Science, Yara North Amer ica, Farm Credit of Florida,Peace River Citrus Products,Mosaic, C.W. Har-rison Inc. andTropicana as well as a host ofother sponsors. The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association representscommercial citrus growers inHardee, DeSoto, Manatee, Char lotte and Sara-sota counties.The association has approxi mately 250 grower membersand 150 associate members. All commercial citrus growers or citrus-related businesses areinvited to attend. To make areservation, call (863) 494-0061or (863) 773-2644 or e-mailoj@prvcitrus.org. Citrus Growers Meet Tonight _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 252012-CA-000002 The Bank of New York Mellonf/k/a The Bank of New York, asSuccessor Trustee to JPMorganChase Bank, as Trustee for Cer-tificateholders of Bear StearnsAsset-Backed Securities, Inc.,Assett-Backed Certificates, Se-ries 2003-3 Plaintiff, vs.William B. Heggie and Bonnie G.Heggie, Husband and Wife andMary Hall and Anthony Harrell; etal. Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS PROPERTY TO: Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors,Lienors, and Trustees of ChristineHarrell, Deceased, and All OtherPersons Claiming by andThrough, Under, Against TheNamed Defendant(s); CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN UNTILGUARDIAN AD LITEM IS AP POINTED. Residence unknown, if liv ing, including any un-known spouse of the saidDefendants, if either hasremarried and if either orboth of said Defendantsare dead, their respectiveunknown heirs, devisees,grantees, assignees, cred itors, lienors, and trustees,and all other personsclaiming by, through,under or against the namedDefendant(s); and theaforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of theaforementioned un-knownDefendants and such of theaforementioned unknownDe-fendants as may be in fants, incompetents or oth erwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been com menced to foreclose a mortgageon the following real property,lying and being and situated inHardee County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOTS 16, 17, 18 AND 19,BLOCK 4, GRAHAMS AD DITION TO THE CITY OFBOWLING GREEN, AC CORDING TO THE MAP ORPLAT THEREOF, ASRECORDED IN PLATBOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THEPUBLIC RECORDS OFHARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. more commonly known as 415East Banana Street, BowlingGreen, FL 33834. This action has been filed against you and you are requiredto serve a copy of your written de fense, if any, upon SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attor neys for Plaintiff, whose addressis 4630 Woodland CorporateBlvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614,within thirty (30) days after thefirst publication of this notice andfile the original with the clerk ofthis Court either before service onPlaintiff’s attorney or immediatelythere after; otherwise a default willbe entered against you for the re lief demanded in the Complaint. 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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A PHOTO BY KAYLA ELMORE Cutting the ribbon at the Town Center’s newly refurbished lot are (fro nt, from left) city commissioners Peter Preston and Neda Cobb, Mayor Keith Nadaskay, C ommissioner Gary Smith, engineer Bo Conerly and Community Redevelopment Agency Co ordinator Jessica Newman; (back) Commissioner John Freeman, City Manager Terry Atchley and Commissioner Ken Lambert. Concrete poured, lines drawn, flowers planted and the ribbonhas been cut! The Wauchula city commis sioners gathered at the TownCenter parking lot along U.S. 17and Main Street for a brief rib bon-cutting ceremony com memorating the completion ofthe downtown parking lot proj ect on Monday, Feb. 10. The Community Redevelopment Agency led the parking lotproject, which included the ren ovation of three downtown lotsand the addition of one new lot. “The Community Redevelopment Agency is charged witheliminating slum and blight in Wauchula,” said Jessica New-man, CRA coordinator. “Therenovated parking lots havebrought a fresh breath to ourdowntown, and the parking lotsnow look like they belong withthe quality of our downtown re tail stores, businesses andrestaurants.” The parking lot project included the renovation of theparking lot adjacent to the his toric train depot and S&S Irriga tion, the Town Center parkinglot, the lot adjacent to the Ma sonic Lodge, and the parkinglots behind Heritage Park andGiovanni’s Main Street Kitchen. Main Street Wauchula Inc. of fered $5 discount coupons forbusinesses to utilize in an effortto mitigate any loss of businessdue to ongoing construction.“We got a huge response be cause of the coupons. Peoplewho had never visited the shopcame in for the first time,” saidThat Sub Shop owner AmyHines. The parking lot project required a community effort frombusiness owners to the city com missioners, and stemmed fromcommunity input at public meet ings during the redevelopmentplan update process in 2010. The ribbon-cutting commem orated all of those efforts. Parking Lots Complete! By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, Feb.25, voted unanimously to applyfor a $700,000 federal grant toimprove the sewage treatmentplant. If the grant is approved, the federal funds would flowthrough the Florida Departmentof Economic Opportunity, saidgrants coordinator Fred Fox ofSt. Augustine. The project would include a grit removal system, a new me chanically cleaned screen andchannel, influent lift station im provements, associated yardpiping and electrical work of$604,000, plus $40,000 for en gineering and $56,000 for ad ministration. At the Feb. 11 regular monthly meeting, the city com mission saw Steve Spinks, 54,retired from CF Industries, in stalled by city attorney GeraldBuhr as a new city commis sioner, replacing Randy Minkwho resigned due to health rea sons. Spinks grew up in theLake Dale community and haslived in Bowling Green 15years. He was the only candidatefor the post. No election wasneeded. The commission accepted a lone bid of $1,050 for the 1992 28 by 44-foot mobile home onthe Phillips property recentlypurchased by the city. DanielHershman of West Palm Beachwill remove the mobile homefrom the site, which is just southof the city sewer plant property. City Manager Jerry Conerly said the city will save $1,900 onits water treatment permit. City commissioner Richard Barone wants recycling bins inthe city. Conerly announced Family Dollar Store is no longer inter ested in building a store inBowling Green. The city has not heard back on its offer of $150,000 to purchasethe old Bowling Green Innunder certain conditions fromowner Gary Delatorre. A city-wide clean-up day will be held Wednesday, April 2.Junk and up to two tires can beplaced curbside and will be re moved by the city at no chargeto property owners. The junkcan include furniture, TVs andappliances. No paint, chemicalsor other hazardous materials areallowed. Police Chief John Scheel re ported the new city patrol carhas been delivered. Bowling Green To Have Clean-up Day April 2 PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Steve Spinks (right) is sworn in as a city commissioner inBowling Green on Feb. 11 by city attorney Gerald Buhr. By DOMINIQUE MURPHYSpecial To The Herald-Advocate The person I interviewed was Mike Schofield. Q: What was your favorite thing to do in your free time when you weremy age? Why? A: When I was your age, my favorite thing to do in my free time was tomainly hang with my friends and playbaseball or play pinball machines. Q: What was your first job when you were my age? How much did youget paid? A: My first job was a paper boy. Getting paid just varied on how many cus-tomers I had, but it ranged from$40-$100 a month. Q: Did you go into a type of service when you were younger? If so, whatand what age and why? A: I went into the Army at 17 years old, and I went because I wouldn’t be-have and I needed discipline. Q: When you went to school, what was your favorite subject in schooland why? A: My favorite subjects were math and history. Q: What was the type of fashion when you were my age? A: The type of fashion was khakis, corduroy. Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in Baltimore, Md., on July 16, 1949. Q: Did you have a “coming of age” experience? A: My coming of age experience was when I went into the United States ofAmerica Army. Q: What was it like to date when you were my age? A: You had to be home at a certain time. Q: What were your favorite things to do with your friends when youwere my age? A: Play pinball and play baseball, because that was really all we could do. Q: What were your parents like (strict, not strict)? A: Strict, because you had curfews and certain places you couldn’t go andcertain things you couldn’t do. Q: What kind of music did you listen to when you were my age? Why? A: The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan. They werethe thing back then. Q: If you could go back to when you were younger, to when would yougo and why? A: If I could go back to when I was younger, I would go back to 1966, whenI was 17, because that was when my fa-vorite baseball team won the World SePinball Machines Were A Favorite Pastime ries. Q: Did you play any sports when you were younger? A: Yes, I played baseball, football and I bowled. Q: If you had to get around to places, how did you do it? A: By bus, because I didn’t have a vehicle, unless someone who had a carcame and picked us up. Q: What kind of activities did you do to bondwith yourfamily? A: Nothing muchthat I can think of. Q: What was your favorite food to eat when you were my age? A: Fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, and liver Q: When you were my age what was your favorite movie to watch? A: “Zorro,” “Tarzan” and Western movies were my favorite. Q: When you went to school, how did you get to school and home? Howfar was the school from your house? A: In third through ninth grades, I walked to school. For 10th and 11thgrades, I rode the bus. For 12th, Iwalked to school. For third to sixthgrades, school was like 12 blocks awayfrom my house, in sixth through ninth itwas three blocks away, and in 10th and11th grades it was 20 miles away frommy house. It took an hour to get home.For 12th, it was three blocks away. Q: When you went into the Army, what did you think at first of whatyou were getting yourself into? A: I knew I was getting myself the discipline I needed, and I knew I wasgoing to finally understand to be putinto my place. I got what I was lookingfor when I went. Q: Do you have anything else to add that you would like? A: When I was in the Army, I had to deal with kids your age. I had to be theirmommy and daddy, and take care ofthem and tuck then in at night and makesure they didn’t get into any trouble.Also, my life when I was youngerwasn’t as easy as you teenagers and kidshave it. We had to work and do stuff, butyou guys get it easy; you get stuffhanded to you while we had to work forwhat we wanted or needed.Back In Time is the result of a class as-signment given to ninth graders atHardee Senior High School. Each stu-dent is asked to interview an older per-son. Selected interviews are publishedhere as an encouragement to the stu-dents and for the enjoyment of our read-ers. Back Back In In Time TimeR R o o a a s s t t U U p p a a F F e e a a s s t t o o f f F F l l a a v v o o r r s s Roasting meats and vegetables is one of the oldest cooking tech niques in human history. The ear liest form of cooking wasprobably the direct heat method— placing raw meat into an openfire. Roasting via indirect heatwas probably an accident. Rawmeat was left near the fire, cook ing the side closest to the heat.Eventually, somebody thought ofputting the meat on a stick, andturning it so that all of the sidescooked evenly — and spit-roast ing was born. The earliest ovens were made of earth and clay and were foundin Central Europe. An earth ovenis one of the key indicators ofhuman civilization. It is one ofthe most common artifacts ar chaeologist look for at an anthro pological dig. Typically, a pit was dug into the ground and then heated, usu ally by rocks or smoldering de bris. The food was wrapped inleaves and set on top of the heatsource, then covered with earth.Cooking times are usually long,as the food is cooked by slowroasting. This type of earth ovenhas been used by many cultures.In pre-dynastic Egypt, each mud-brick house had an oven. The ce ramic oven is built of clay oranother ceramic material, andtakes different forms dependingon the culture. It is one of theearliest forms of our modernovens. In India, it is referred toas a "tandoor." Ovens were usedto cook food and to make bricks.Brick is another ceramic materialand was used to make ovenspopular in Italy. With no need forspits or constantly turning thefood over a fire, oven roastingwas born. High-heat roasting concen trates the flavor of meats and KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis vegetables and brings out theirnatural sweetness. Best of all, itcan be done year-round — on thegrill in good weather and in theoven during cold weather. There's no comparison be tween roasted and steamed veg etables. Roasted veggies havebrowning, carmelization andcrisp edges and texture, whichadds to their flavor. Roasted veg etables also add wonderful fla vors to dishes without a lot of fatand calories. Roasting garlic, po tatoes and carrots can work won ders as fat substitutes in recipesfor mashed vegetables, sauces,cream soups and casseroles. Youcan spread six cloves of roastedgarlic over a slice of bread as youwould butter. This recipe for Oven Roasted Vegetable Hash is the perfectway to roast up a feast of flavorsusing your favorite seasonal veg etables! OVEN ROASTED VEGETABLE HASH You can prepare all the vegeta bles up to 4 hours ahead, exceptthe onions, which will becomebitter. Don't overcrowd the panor the food will steam, not roast.3 to 3-1/2 pounds root vegeta bles, in any combination*2 cups broccoli or cauliflowerflorets2 medium yellow onions,peeled3 tablespoons extra-virginolive oil, rendered bacon orpancetta fat or brown butter,or a mixture of the oils1 tablespoon poultry seasoning1 teaspoon ground black pep per1 teaspoon honey or sugar 1 tablespoon salt4 ounces aged goat cheese 1. Preheat oven to 450 F. 2. Peel the root vegetables. Cut celery root into 1-inch-thickslices, then cut each slice into1/4to 1/3-inch thick strips; cutcrosswise to make 1/4to 1/3-inch dice. If any of the other veg etables are thicker than 1-1/2inches in diameter, cut themlengthwise in half, then cutcrosswise into 1/4to 1/3-inch-thick slices. Cut the onions intoeights through the root ends,leaving the wedges intact. 3. Line a heavy-rimmed bak ing pan with foil or parchmentpaper. Place the oil into a largebowl. Mix the oil with the poul try seasoning, pepper, sugar and1/2 tablespoon of the salt. Placethe onions into the oil and toss tocoat. Lay the onion wedges cut-side down in one corner of thepan. 4. Place the rest of the vegeta bles into the bowl and mix withremaining oil until well-coated.Scatter the root vegetables overthe rest of the pan. Sprinkle thevegetables with the remaining1/2 tablespoon of the salt. 5. Roast, turning the vegeta bles every 15 minutes or so witha spatula, until tender andgolden, about 45 minutes. Thecooked hash can be stored, cov ered, in the refrigerator for up to3 days. Warm in a nonstick skil let over moderate heat beforeserving. To Prep Ahead: Mix the veg etables with the seasoned oil, andcover the bowl tightly with plas tic wrap. Set aside at room tem perature. Proceed with theinstructions for roasting the veg etables. Makes 4 to 6 servings. *Root vegetables include parsnips, carrots, celery root,parsley root, turnips, white orsweet potatoes, acorn or butter nut squash, Brussels sprouts, as paragus, green beans and garlic.(Additional information pro vided by Elaine Magee, MPH,RD, www.WebMD.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

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8A The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocateHardee girls track took the healthiest share of points in a quad-meet in Sebring on Thursday, while the Wildcats placed second. Coach Rob Beatty was overall pleased with the performances and noted that most athletes only ran two events as they had an other one on Friday at the huge North Port Invita-tional which includes more than 30 teams from around the state and outof-state. Results from that meet were unavailable at press time. This week, Hardee travels to Lake Placid today (Thursday). The next is a tri-meet at Sarasota Out-Of-Door Academy on March 4 and another at Avon Park on March 6. Girls At Sebring, the girls track competition was fairly evenly match. Hardee won with 81.17 points, with Sebring close at 79.83, Moore Haven at 59.50 and DeSoto at 36.50. Hardee was able to collect points with placement in many events. First place points came from underclassmen Maria Munoz and Madeleine Zamora. Munoz won the 1,600 or mile run in 6:10.12 with teammate Crystal Avila close behind for secondplace points at 6:32.41, just ahead of Lady Streak Kaylyn Cooper at 6:43.44. Crystal Huerta and Anahi Velasco were also among the nine runners in this race. Munoz and Avila also went one-two in the 3,200 or twomile run. Munoz crossed the fin ish line at 13:44.00 and Avila at 14:35.40. Araceli Ramos placed fourth with a time of 15:35.50, just 10 second behind Christian Pules of Sebring. Zamora won the 800-yard run in 2.57.18, beating Sebrings Katie Stoll, who was in at 2:59.72. Angel Mancillas, Ashley Ayala and Brenda Miramontes claimed third, fourth and fifth placed of the 13 runners. Lousha St. Louis placed third in the 100-yard dash and fourth in the 200. She was nine seconds off the second-place pace in the 100 and 31 seconds off third place in the 200. Annetude Delhomme and Ana Toledo were also among 11 runners in the 100 and Delhomme, Toledo and Jacqueline Perez were among 14 in the 200. Ana Galvez placed fourth in the 400-yard dash, with Perez fifth, Litsy Vargas sixth and Julie Lopez ninth of the dozen girls in that race. In the 100-yard hurdles, it was Erica DeLoera third, cutting 45 seconds off her seeded time. Deiunide Dee Dee Metayer placed fourth, Brook-lyn Graham fifth and Savannah Miller sixth, DeLoera was also third in the 300 hurdles, with Miller close behind for fourth place. Hardee girls relays were third in the 4x100 and 4x400 and sec ond in the 4x800, adding impor tant points. Turning to field events, Hardees only first place was in the high jump, where Graham was first of the five girls who finished. In the pole vault, it was Avila tied for second place with Shannon Bloomsa of Sebring and sharing points. Huerta placed fourth, and Galvez and Zamora tied for fifth place. Metayer was eighth, Delhomme 10th and St. Louis 11th among the 16 girls in the long jump. Erica DeLoera, the only Hardee girl in the triple jump, placed third. Allison Smith was second in the shot put, her 29-06.00, just six inches off the winner from Moore Haven. Isabel Abel, Maribel DeLoera, Miller and Nancy Sanchez were also among the 19 girls in the shot put. Smith picked up fourth-place points in the discus, with Maribel DeLoera seventh, and Abel, Juliss Ortiz and Sanchez also participating. Other girls on the 2014 squad are Kayla Albritton, Kristen Burkett, Merislene Cimeus, Shelby Dees, Brooke Faulk, Amberly Franks, Cynthia Hernandez, Deisy Piedad, Fernanda Ramos, Berenice Roblero and Karen Suarez. Boys Sebring dominated the boys performances in its own meet, compiling 113 poionts, to 53 for Hardee, 48 for DeSoto and 45 for Moore Haven. Seniors had the best performances. Tristen Lanier places second in the 400-yard dash, his 53.96 close behind a Moore Haven runners 53.43. Dustin Smith was firth and Sherry Lee ninth in that event. Lanier was also third in the triple jump, with classmate Tyler Helms fifth, Adrian Briones eight, Brandon Beatty ninth and Marco Ehrenkaufer 13th. Jesse Santoyo placed second just ahead of Alex Chavez in third place in the 800-yard run. Marc Salazar was fifth. Nelson Bethea placed second in the 110 hurdles. He also placed third in the shot put and was fourth in the 300 hurdles. Roberto Torres was fifth and Julian Galvez tied for 11th in the shot put. Leonel Rodriguez placed a strong second in the pole vault, with Adam Ramirez, Salazar and Will Roberts also in competition. Gustavo Toledo was third in the 3,200-yard run, with a time of 11.25:60. Gultavo Villalva, Leonel Rodriguez and Adam Ramirez was all in that long run. Tyler Smith placed fourth in the 1,600-yard, with Helms, Gillalva, Ehrenkaufr and Roberts also involved. Hardee won the 4x800 relay, placed second in the 4x400 and was third in the 4x100. Others involved in various events were Cory Rich, Cavaris Snell, John Snell, Johnny Luna, Sahmud Blandin, Chauncey Rivers, Alexander Shields, Jarret Carlton, Dustin Smith, Levi Lovett, DeVonte Greer, De Shaundre Debo McMillan, Jaquavious Kimbrough, Adrian Briones, Andres Hernandez, Devin Mendoza, Timmy Steedley, William Murphy and Netza Garcia. Other boys on this years squad are Thomas Atchley, Kevin Borjas, Braddock Collom, Isis Garza, David Gibson, Ryan Ham, Vaughn Kirkland, Eric Klein, Jimmy Lane, Ed uardo Lopez, Santos Lopez, William McClelland, Jose Padilla, Ezequiel Perc, Ryan Ramirez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Simon Rojas, Jesse Santoyo, Jacob Servin, Larrett Smith, Agustin Toledo and Jose Zuniga. Track Girls Win At Sebring; Boys Second AROUND THE PARK Charles and Emma West left for home, as Emma needs to have some surgery. Please keep her in your prayers and send a card. Welcome back home, Barb! So glad your surgery went well. Our "Men's Treat" saw a full house and everyone enjoying the wonderful dishes that the men prepared, giving the women a day without cooking. Our men know how to cook and make desserts. Yum! Following the dinner, a great time was had at the auction vying for the best gift. Ray Tuttle always puts the fun in raising the "bid." The setting-up crew was Chuck Cline, Leonard Starr and Mike Yaw. Tuesday Bible Study had 11 attending. Connie spoke on "Be of Good Cheer." SUNDAY SERVICE The Rev. Trent Swanson spoke on "How Strong is Our Faith?" The Bluegrass Band opened the service with Trent playing the guitar and singing "Washed in the Blood." Lew Mothersbaugh played the mandolin, Ray Moore played "How Great Thou Art" on the fiddle. Les Day played the banjo. Marie Buntley sang "Take Me in Your Life Boat" and Richard Buntley played the guitar. Connie Swanson and Jeff Riggs sang "He'll Be Coming Down From Glory," written by Warren Pennie. Nancy Pennie played the base and Will Pennie the dobro. Ray and Jo Moore along with family have arrived home safely. BINGO Feb. 13 saw 39 players. Six merchant certificates were given out. Estelle Wheeler won the 50/50 and Edie Philips went home with the jackpot. Feb. 17, Nora Tipton went home with the 50/50, seven mer chant certificates were given players who yelled "bingo! Marie Buntley finally won the cover all. BREAKFAST With Lucy and Leonard Starr and Charles and Kathy Gaylog cooking, nobody goes home hungry. Their grits, eggs, pan cakes, sausage gravy, biscuits and sausages are delicious. SHUFFLEBOARD There were 11 shufflers with six people shooting for the big win. Dowayne Parks came through to be the champion, winning all of his games. Feb. 18, we had 16 turn out. Ed Moore did his best to outdo Nancy Pennie and Carol Yaw, but they became the champions. POKENO With five players this week, Joyce Longueuil went home with more pennies than she came with. That means she was the biggest winner. Feb. 17, we had five players and it was Audrey Semler who ran away with the most pennies. Feb. 19, we had seven play ers. Now, you can talk about the pennies, but when these girls get going on bagging those pennies, it's tense! Joyce Longueuil went running home with the biggest pot yet. She was afraid she might lose them. HORSESHOES Monday will be the tourna ment for the horseshoe players. It is tense; there will be many wanting to win the "trophy" that Mary Ellen and Tom Hopkins are proud to give each year. WII BOWLING Frank Huiet took the honors with a high game of 265 and high average of 238. There were seven players vying for high score. Oasis RV NewsBy Georgianna Mills HOT FUDGE PUDDING CAKE For all you chocolate lovers who want a warm, oozy, chocolate anything NOW this is for you! 6 tablespoons reduced-fat biscuit baking mix Sugar substitute to equal 1/2 cup sugar, suitable for baking 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons chopped wal nuts 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1 tablespoon no-fat sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup hot water 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 2 (12-ounce) custard cups with butter-flavored cooking spray. 2. In a medium bowl, combine baking mix, sugar substi tute to equal 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa and baking powder. Stir in walnuts. Add milk, sour cream and vanilla ex tract. Mix well to combine. Evenly spoon batter into pre pared custard cups. 3. In same bowl, combine hot water, remaining sugar substi tute to equal 1/4 cup, and re maining 1 tablespoon cocoa. Pour about 1/4 cup of cocoa mixture over the top of each cake. Place custard cups on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Place custard cups on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 2 servings. calories, 6g fat, 5g protein, 28g carb., 347mg sodium, 2gm fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Fat.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY!By Healthy Exchanges DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the best way to get rid of tonsil stones, besides stick ing my finger down my throat as far as I can and trying to dislodge the smelly things? More importantly, what is the way to prevent tonsil stones? I never had them until a year or so ago. S.M. ANSWER: Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are the not uncommon (one study reported them in 7 percent of young adults) but seldom discussed clusters of calcified material that lodge in the tonsils. Your tonsils, those ovalshaped swellings on the sides of the back of your throat, are im portant for the cells of the im mune system. Tonsilloliths form in the crypts (deep valleys) of the tonsil, and sometimes are visible as white or yellow spots when looking in the mirror. They become bothersome if they are large enough to cause discomfort or difficulty swallow ing, but often they are noticed because of their unpleasant odor. Tonsilloliths often spontaneously come out of the tonsils; they usu ally are described as waxy or hard, with a peculiar odor. I don't recommend sticking your finger in the back of your throat. The gag reflex can be very strong, and the tonsils have a very good blood supply, so damaging them can be very bloody. Some authorities recommend removal using the tongue attachment of a Waterpik (or similar device), but I have had general success with saltwater gargles. Very large or recurrent tonsilloliths are an indication for a visit to the ENT doctor. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My blood count showed that my hemoglo bin is too high. Everything else is normal. My doctor says the hemoglo bin is high because I smoke. The doctor is on me, every time I see him, to stop smoking. I want to, but I haven't been able to. Is he putting me on with another scare tactic? S.C. ANSWER: Hemoglobin is the stuff inside red blood cells that grabs onto oxygen as the blood cells pass through the lungs. Determining a person's hemoglobin is a surrogate for determining the number of red blood cells. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke prevents the attach ment of oxygen to the red blood cell. The body senses an oxygen deficit. It ups the production of red blood cells to compensate. The hemoglobin count rises. Your doctor is telling you the truth. Now you've got two doc tors harping on you. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to see if the medi cine I get in the United States is the same that I get from India. I took Evista by Eli Lilly, who says there is no generic; however, my supplier from India says there is a generic. A.O. ANSWER: India has no patent protection of medications, so many In dian companies make ver sions of U.S. pharmacologic drugs at greatly re duced cost. Some of the companies are exceedingly reputable, and the drugs are identical. How ever, you don't have the guarantee of purity that comes with government regulation of phar maceuticals in the United States and Canada. While I understand wanting to save money on an ex pensive medication, you're tak ing a risk. 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. DonohueTo Your _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 252014CP000005 IN RE: ESTATE OF KAREN JEAN MONG, Deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KAREN JEAN MONG, deceased, whose date of death was November 22, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HARDEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against dece dents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2014. Personal Representative: DELORA ANNETTE FORD 5202 NE 14th Terrace Pompano Beach, Florida 33064 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com2:27,3:6c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CASE NO.: 252014CP000006 IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ANN COBB, deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JO ANN COBB, de-ceased whose date of death was August 10, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this no tice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 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 NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR EVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2014. Personal Representative: FRANKIE N. KELLEY 3028 Mineola Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801-2865 Attorney for Personal Representative: John W. H Burton, of JOHN W. H BURTON, P.A. Post Office Drawer 1729 Wauchula, FL 33873-1729 Telephone No.: (863) 773-3241 Fax No.: (866) 591-1658 Email: burtonpa@strato.net Florida Bar No: 06501372:27c_______________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRCK 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.: 18 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 13-36-23-0100-00001-0004 Description of Property: LOT 4 CORRIVEAU SUBD 549P61 PB-B3P1 588P656 656P488 678P1101 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: NADIA RAMPHAL-RUPAN 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 2NDday of APRIL, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 25thday of FEBRUARY, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD051XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5122:27-3:20c NOTICE School Board Meeting to be held at 3:00 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hardee County School Board will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m., due to meeting a quorum of members. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room, located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. 2:27c

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 27, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A pair of senior Hardee weightlifters have, so far, beensuccessful in their goals to get tothe state competition on April25. Keyon Brown, who placed sixth at state last season, isjoined by another returneeJoshua Almaraz in attempting tokeep advancing in the 2014weightlifting season. Almaraz lifts in the 154pound class and won at the Feb.10 Avon Park meet with a 465total, 240 in the bench press and225 in the clean & jerk. At Se bring on Feb. 20, he upped histotal to 480 with 255 in thebench and 225 in the clean &jerk. Brown, in the heavyweight di vision this season, set his best inthe Avon Park meet with a 620total, 315 in the bench and 305in the clean & jerk. At Sebring,he upped the bench to 325 andsettled for 285 in the clean &jerk for a 610 total. Omar Santiago won at Avon Park with a 450 total in the 169pound division. He had 255 inthe bench and 195 in the clean &jerk. Although he improved to a455 total at Sebring, it was onlygood enough for second placeagainst the tough opposition. Three other lifters won at the Avon Park meet. Senior JamesGreene won the 238-pound classwith a 515 total, 275 in thebench and 240 in the clean &jerk. Tyler Bragg won at 183 pounds with a 365 total, 180 inthe bench and 185 in the clean &Jerk. And, Jonathan Tucker won in the 238-pound class with a 370total, with 215 in the bench and155 in the clean & jerk. Others on the weightlifting squad are Dalton Forrester, LeviBoyette, Alex Clarke, ParkerCalton, Hector Lopez, RyanRamirez, Jeremy Reyna, NickJohnson, Kevin White, JarretCarlton, Daniel Kalinuck,Richard Yang, Jose Gonzales,Tomas Gomez, Blaiaine Mol-itor, German Figueroa, NoahCoronado and Blake Crawley. Weightlifting Duo Unbeaten COURTESY PHOTOS A large group of fellows is out for the 2014 Hardee boys weightliftin g squad; kneeling (left to right) are Dalton For rester, Levi Boyette, Alex Clarke, Joshua Amaraz, Parker Carlton, Hector Lo pez and Omar Santiago; (middle row) Ryan Ramirez, Jeremy Reyna, Nick Johnson, Kevin White, Jarret Carlton, Dani el Kalinuck, Richard Yang and Jose Gonzales; (back row) Coach Uvaldo Sanchez, Tomas Gomez, James Greene, Coach Chri s Cook, Keyon Brown, Blaiaine Molitor, German Figueroa, Head Coach Buddy Martin, Noah Coronado, Blake Cra wley and Coach Shawn Rivers; missing are Jonathan Tucker and Tyler Bragg. Pioneer Creek RV News By Reggie DeSmet and Andie McCosco CHAPEL Tim and Annella Aurand and Kent and Joyce Aurand wel comed 177 people to chapel onSunday. Wayne welcomed onecouple new to chapel this year. Devotions were led by Two nia Edwards, followed by theanthem “Till the Storm PassesBy. A solo was sung by BobConkle, directed by ArdethJohns and accompanied on thepiano by Cheryl Conkle. Therewas special music played by thedulcimer group. Pastor David spoke from Matthew 5:16, where we asChristians are called to be thesalt of the earth and we need to be the light of the world. In thispassage is also found the Ser mon on the Mount, telling ushow we are supposed to live.Christians have had an impacton the world through the years. There needs to be a thirst for Christ. As Christians, we needto let people see Jesus in us.Like salt, we can lose our flavorand our influence in the world.We must have contact with peo ple and let God use us as He seesfit. We don’t have to be famousor successful; we just need tohave an effect on our little cor ner of the world. SCOREBOARD Horseshoes: Pioneer pitchers got off to a fast start in a matchheld at home over a talentedCraig’s team. Pioneer’s A play ers staked the B players to anearly 9-7 lead, and the B’s builton that lead with a 10-6 half oftheir own to make the final score19-13. Bowling: For the men, Ron Bellis had high game of 224 anda high series of 588. For thewomen, Terry Stamm had a highgame of 142 and a high series of400. Both Ron Faris and FrankFeeser had 5-10 splits. SPOTLIGHT Ed and Alice Basso are from Ascutney, Vt. He was born inBaltimore, Vt., and she was bornin Cavendish, Vt. They metthrough a neighbor of Ed’s inBaltimore. They have onedaughter, one son, a grand daughter and a great-grand daughter. Ed has had an RV since 1956 and he is happiest when he is“tooling” down the road. Aliceused to do crafts. They havebeen in Pioneer Creek for 26years, living on the same lot.Ed retired as an electrician andgarage mechanic. Alice retiredas a nurse’s aide. They are both over 93 years old and their claim to fame isthat as of October 2013, theyhave been married for 74 years.When I talked with them, Edhad on a shirt that Alice hadmade over 50 years ago with theoriginal buttons still on. It stilllooked brand new! They have many stories to tell of their time here in the park,and are an asset to the park. Robert L. Shiver Jr. Sales Manager (863) 508-2400 x8430 YOURFRIENDINTHECARBUSINESSFOROVER17 YEARS 863-508-2400 r Over 350 New&Used Vehicles To Choose From Lease Payments As Low As Financing As Low As 0.9% Fit $149 Civic $159 CR-V $219 Odyssey $269 Pilot $289 Vehicle shown for illustration purposes only. Same vehicle may not be available. For Secure Credit Approval nr Se Habla Espaol *Payments based on 36 month lease term. Does not include tax, tag, title or dealer fee. Accord $2,000 Down $199 Month 2:27c The Florida Highway Patrol recently graduated 95 newtroopers from its Training Acad emy, marking the first time inthe patrol’s 75-year history thattwo recruit classes trained andgraduated simultaneously. The graduates join the more than 1,800 troopers who patrolthe state’s roads each day to pro vide protection and assistance toFlorida residents and visitors. One member from each of the graduating classes has been as signed to Hardee County, the pa trol said. From the 126th Recruit Class, LaTonya Nedd will be stationedin Wauchula for Troop F. For the127th Recruit Class, RicardoCastillo has been given that as signment. “Today we welcome 95 new members to the Florida High-way Patrol family,” said Col.David Brierton, director of theFlorida Highway Patrol, at theJan. 30 ceremony. “As we mark our 75th Anniversary of the patrol, these newtroopers represent the agency’sfuture and will carry on FHP’s traditions and dedication to pub lic safety in the years to come,”he said. “For 75 years the Florida Highway Patrol has worked tobuild a reputation as one of thebest state law enforcement agen cies in our country,” said Attor ney General Pam Bondi, thekeynote speaker at the gradua tion ceremony. “I am honored tobe a part of this historic day andto welcome these 95 trooperswho will build on FHP’s legacyof providing public safety andassistance to the millions of res idents and visitors who travelFlorida’s highways every day.” Members of the 126th and 127th basic recruit classes wentthrough twenty-three weeks ofintense physical training and ac ademic study covering topicssuch as human relations, law,firearms, defensive tactics, vehi cle operations and First Aid. While at the academy, recruits also participated in severalcommunity service activities, in cluding blood drives and volun teering to help those living withdevelopmental disabilities. FHP Puts 2 New Troopers Here &"'(%$,%&( n,***! rectchevy.com R OBBY E LLIOTT !$)!('"" !'&!$'$$! %&' (%%#' !#( 2:27c New Furniture For Less New Furniture For Less Support Local Economy Support Local Economy Mattress SALE$&r" "r'*'*%6#"-++) /*".60-'+. Living Room Highpoint Furniturenr(across from Home Depot)3 3 8 8 2 2 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 Cash For Gold! Instant Delivery NO HIGH PRESSURE SALESMAN! *Items may not be similar to pictures. 2:27c 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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—Hardee Living— 2B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 The Church Of JoyZOLFOSPRINGS Pastor Young Laster From Spirit Life Worship Center in Lakeland, FL, son of the late Deacon Jessie Laster & Pastor Lillie Mae Laster of Zolfo Springs, will be preaching at the Church of Joy in Zolfo Springs for E.L. Hearns Pastor Appreciation &,-&)&,n-$! All are welcome to come out and enjoy this powerful man of God! soc2:27p BIBLE TRIVIA By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Rebekah in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. Who ran from the tent door to meet an appearance of theLord in the plains of Mamre?Jacob, Abraham, Ho-sea, Adam 3. From 2 Kings 24:17, what was the original name ofZedekiah? Eutychus, Mattani-ah, Cain, Ethbaal 4. What king had the prophet Uriah killed with a sword for op posing him? Mesha, Jehoia-kim,Darius, Sihon 5. Obed, the son of Ruth and Boaz, became the grandfather ofwhom? Solomon, Jesse, Elim elech, David 6. From what mountain did Moses see the promised land?Nebo, Moriah, Gilboa, Ararat ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Abraham; 3) Mattaniah; 4) Je hoiakim; 5) David; 6) NeboComments? More Trivia? Visitwww.TriviaGuy.com (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. New Arrivals ONE PINK, ONE BLUE Robert and Courtney Murphy of Wauchula, twins, a daughterand a son, Kimberly Joann andJonathan Wyatt, born Feb. 18,2014, at Florida Hospital Heart-land in Sebring, weighing fivepounds eight ounces and sixpounds eight ounces, respec tively. Mrs. Murphy is the for mer Courtney Packard.Mater-nal great-grandparentsare Curtis and Sheirly Jacksonof Avon Park. Paternal grandpar ents are Mickey and WandaMurphy. ——— Birth announcements will bepublished free of charge withinthree months of the date of birth.A photo of the infant—as a new born only—may be added at nocost. Any other photo of the babywill cost $15. His Will – #()& It is often asked, why people continue doing something over again, even after deciding to stop doing whatever it is that the y don’t want to do? We must know that being repeatedly defeated in ou r ef fort to rid ourself of an unwanted habit is a symptom of an u nsurren 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 peo ples lives by causing them to think that they are living l ife their way or “just doing their own thing.” We must also unders tand that it is Satan that uses our “feelings” to guide the will. Christ desires us to live by faith guided by “Scriptu ral reason.” Feelings must “follow” the action of the will rather than bein g 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. &(#&&r (),)' r ()'" !( r#+n )) n soc2:20,27p soc2:27c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY The Hardee Help Center (HHC) had the privilege of speaking to the Wauchula Kiwan is Club on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Panda Restaurant. The HHC, loca ted at 713 East Bay Street in Wauchula, is currently in the process of adding a new prog ram called SMART Choices. The program is for both adults and children and focuses on how to make smart choices with money to help avoid a financial crisis. Opportuni ties like the Financial Man agement Class, held once a month, is offered to not only clients b ut anyone interested in learning more about budgeting and managing their money. “Sha ring with civic groups, such as the Kiwanis Club, is important because our com munity needs to un derstand the large impact they have on those in need just by giving s mall amounts of time, resources and funds. It isn’t about large numbers; it’s all about that one person who overcomes their crisis because of the assistance, resources and love the HHC is able to provide,” says Executive Director Jamie Samuels. If you would like more infor mation about how you can be involved in the ministry or attendi ng a Financial Manage ment Class at the Hardee Help Center, please contact them at 863-773-003 4. From left are Jamie Samuels, Sam Fite and club president Lizette Ortega. HARDEE HELP CENTER PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Peyton Sullivan, soccer director for the local YMCA and Hardee High School so ccer trainer, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Panda Restau rant. “Soccer is for everyone. It is not a cultural sport. The YMCA ha s 262 boys, girls and adults out for soccer in Hardee County. The ages are 3 to ad ults.” The Kiwanis Club donated $2,000 on Feb. 11 to the YMCA soccer program. “Our goa l is to give Hardee County another major sport and be affordable. Hardee has nearly 40 so ccer teams. Sponsorships are $100 for field, $300 for team, and $500 for lea gue.” From left are club vice president Nell McCauley, Peyton Sullivan, Florida Angus Queen Destiny (Dusty) McCauley, and club president Lizette Ortega. YMCA SOCCER REPORT Elsa V. 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SFSC’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed in 22 differentevent categories of business-re lated topics and placed in the topfive in all 22 events. SFSC hada combined total of 31 top-fivefinishes, including eight first-place finishes and nine second-place finishes. SFSC nearly swept the cate gory of management conceptsby placing in four of the top-fivepositions and earning three ofthe top-five finishes in macro economics. The annual conference and competition attracted nearly 100business students from District IV, the largest district in Florida,and included State College ofFlorida, Saint Leo University,Pasco Hernando State College,Saint Leo University, EdisonCollege and the University ofSouth Florida. Phi Beta Lambda is the postsecondary division of the na tional Future Business Leadersof America. Through state-basedcompetition at the spring stateleadership conferences, studentscompete in events testing theirbusiness knowledge and skills.Top state winners then are eligi ble to compete for honors at theNational Leadership Confer-ence each summer. SFSC District IV Conference & Competition results were asfollows: Michael Nyhan — first place, Management Concepts; firstplace, Human Resource Man-agement; second place, Bus-iness Law; second place,Contemporary Sports Issues;and third place, Justice Admin-istration. Michael Gergen — first place, Sports Management and Mar keting; first place, Man-agementAnalysis and Decision Making(team); first place, HospitalityManagement (team); and secondplace, Management Concepts. Martile Blackman — first place, Management Analysisand Decision Making (team);first place, Hospitality Manage-ment (team); third place, Man agement Concepts; and thirdplace, Project Manage-ment. Kylee Martin — first place, Economic Analysis and De-ci sion Making (team); fifth place,Macroeconomics; fifth place,Microeconomics; and fifthplace, Impromptu Speak-ing. Alex Morris — first place, Economic Analysis and De-ci sion Making (team); and fourthplace, Macroeconomics. Deidre Shankle — first place, Computer Concepts; secondplace, Cyber Security; andfourth place, Retail Manage-ment. Clark Zelyk — first place, Hospitality Management (team);fourth place, Business Commu nication; and fifth place, Man agement Concepts. Austin Mock — first place, Strategic Analysis and DecisionMaking. Courtney Cloud — second place, Statistical Analysis; sec ond place, Macroeconomics;third place, Accounting Prin-ciples; and fifth place, Inter-na tional Business. Kerry Mushrush — second place, Marketing Concepts; sec ond place, Justice Admin-istra tion; and third place, HumanResource Management. Catherine Steiner — second place, Retail Management; andthird place, Marketing Con-cepts. SFSC Phi Beta Lambda Members Shine At District-Level Competition COURTESY PHOTO./010 2302 4677080 19:;0<91 =7240; >< 9/0 96= ?>@0 6? 277 AA ;>193>49 46B=09>9>6<1C Barbara Carlton is planning to end her 20-year career with thePeace River Valley Citrus Grow ers Association, setting June 1 asher departure date. Carlton notes she will miss working for such a great groupof people, stating, "It has beenmy honor to serve the outstand ing individuals that makePRVCGA such a dynamic or ganization. I will dearly misseveryone and being a part of anorganization focused keenly onthe well-being of local citrusgrowers. Being a part of thismembership has provided mewith so many personal high lights to hold dear." Carlton is the second execu tive director of PRVCGA, takingthe helm in 1994. Cal Cobb, thefirst executive director, left theassociation after six months toreturn home to New York State. Carlton had left a 10-year ca reer at Farm Credit of SouthwestFlorida to accept this new chal lenge. She credits her time therefor giving her a strong founda tional knowledge of the mem bers and their businesses, multi tasking and organizational skillsand a belief in notable customerservice. “There is no substitute for a personal relationship, even intoday’s high-tech world,” shenotes. “I have been blessed withmany.” Plans are under way to ease the transition and the board isactively engaged in assuring herdeparture is seamless. Carltonhas been working with the boardfor the past year planning herexit, leaving the leadership timeto make necessary plans. In re sponse, the 2013 and 2014Board of Directors have madesignificant strides in assuring theassociation is prepared for thisnew chapter. They are currently finalizing the future planning process,started with appointment of aLong Range Planning Com-mit tee, which met at the end of lastyear. They were charged with looking at all aspects of the as sociation, and the transitionprocess to recommend theproper path for the association inthe coming years. Committee members were charged to consider nothing sa cred as they examined the asso ciation structure, set future goalsand made recommendations onachieving those goals. TheLong Range Planning Commit tee recommendations are cur rently being examined by theboard and a final strategic planwill be adopted. An Executive Director Search Committee has created a job de scription, prioritizing the dutiesof the new executive director,and will be accepting resumesthrough March, with an antici pated start date in mid-May.More information about the po sition can be found on the asso ciation website and applicationscan be sent to prcitrus-applica tions@gmail.com. Carlton Announces Retirement

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4B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!We have had too much tragedy for our small town thisweek. Our sincere sympathy isextended to the families ofJimmy Yeomans, Donnie Ca-nary, and Helen Nicholson, allwho made their final journeysthis past week. Also sympathy isextended to Dr. and Mrs.Dwayne Wyatt on the death oftheir daughter-in-law, who livedin Atlanta. There is much sickness that I am aware of and more that youmay know about. Please con tinue to pray for Gloria Dupreewho is still in Manatee Me-mo-rial, Donald Deal, Betty andClint Walker, Sharon Adams,Doug Heron, Henry Kepler, JoySpencer and her Mother andDavid Spencer's Mother, who isin the nursing home in Bartow,Byron Newberry, Trudy Hen-dry, Lavoyd Hall, and SuzanneGay who fell down the steps get ting ready for church last Sun day morning. Sherman isscheduled for more kidney stonesurgery this week. Gary andGinny Oden were at church aswas Betty Waters. They are re-markable. On a happier note, congratu lations to Dr. Hodges. I finallyknow someone who was electedto the Agriculture Hall of Fame.He and daughter were at the fairseveral nights but one night inparticular Margaret took a pic ture of my granddaughter's bestof show bookcase. They wantedme in the photo since Kayleewas not available and LaurenGanious was walking by and soI got her to be in the picture. Congratulations to Brianna Waters on being selected as themost photogenic in the recentJunior Miss contest. Of courseall of us at Fort Green thoughtshe should have won as to us shewas the most beautiful and sheis one of ours. Sherman felt toobad to stay for the contest so Icaught a ride home with FayeDavis and her crew! I rode to the fifth grade con test with Karson Goodwyn'sgrandmother, Betty Watersknown as Nana and FayeChancey and Joyce Coker. Weall cheered and rang the cow bells for Karson and AbbyDuke, both which, we at FortGreen think, should have wonsomething as they were the mostbeautiful to us. I did see Cheryl and Neil Bone and congratulatedthem on their granddaughterwinning the Jr. Miss. Grandpar ents are always there to encour-age their offspring. I have neverbeen to so many pageants in oneweek! The fair was lots of fun and I can understand why JacqueWeeks takes off the entire week.I saw her practically every night.Daughter, Eliza-beth was one ofthe dancers during the entertain ment for some of the pageantsand daughter Danielle showedthe 4-H steer and did a good job. I worked at the 4-H booth on Monday from 9 to 5 and had agood time. Faye and RandyDavis were there when Sher-man and I arrived. Danny Weekswas there instructing us on allthe different new items we hadfor sale. When the strawberriesarrived Mary Samuels, Faye andI washed and got ready forGeorge Wil-son to cut up.Kaylee Hog-enauer helped withthis task and when everythingwas ready to serve we all satdown and breathed a sigh of re-lief. The fun began when thecustomers arrived. I still say,George Wil-son can make theprettiest banana split and MarySamuels the prettiest strawberryshortcake! The rest of us, Don-ald Samuels, Brother Steve andTara McGaughey and I waitedon the counter and prepared theother items as requests came inwith Sherman manning thepulled pork, beans and cole slawplates. We always have a greattime followed by sore feet. Fair week is a great time to see people you don't normallysee. Bryant and Marnet Waterswere busy as grandchildren par-ticipated in various functions.Grandson Kyle had a swine andwon a blue ribbon. Hunter Davisand Kaylee Hogenauer were theonly Fort Green youth to be inthe swine show and sale andboth received blue ribbons andgood prices for their animals.We appreciate CF who boughtHunter's and Alan Jay Ford whobought Kaylee's. Dustyn, Tammy, Brianna and Brody Waters enjoyed a week end at Disney recently. Theywere celebrating birthdays ofboth youth but this is one placeyou do not need a reason to visitwhen you are young! Please pray for our nation and each other. This week in history, as re searched from the archivalpages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Her-ald and The Herald-Ad-vocate. . 75 YEARS AGO Much interest is being shown in the Kiwanis Tennis Tourn-ament to be staged beginningTuesday of next week. Some 30entrants have already registeredand 20 more are expected by thetime the contest begins. Wauchula cagers took two out of three games from WinterHaven basketball teams on thelocal court Tuesday night. TheWildcat Girls won their contestby the close score of 14 to 12,with the Wildcat "B" squad con quering the visitor "B" team bythe score of 14 to 4. Walter Windell says, "Pay no attention to blokes who makefun of you for waving the Amer ican Flag. Time to worry iswhen there is no American Flagto wave." There is plenty of foodfor thought in that advice. That Hardee County is receiving a substantial cash in-come from the CCC (CivilianConservation Corps) was re vealed in figures released heretoday from state headquarters ofthe State Welfare Board. Duringthe period from July 1, 1937,when the Board was inductedinto office, through December1938, the end of the last calendaryear, Hardee County CCC en rollees received an aggregatesum of $37,260. 50 YEARS AGO A process using radioactive Carbon 14 to estimate the age ofa Mastodon bone won the over-all first-place award last week inHardee County's 1964 ScienceFair. The exhibit was entered byJames Kendrick, a high schooljunior and son of Mr. and Mrs.Howard Kendrick of Wauchula. Two films on cancer, for all women of Hardee County, willbe shown at 2 p.m. Thursday,March 5, in the Bowling GreenBaptist Church fellowship hall.Dr. Barbara Carlton of Wau-chula will be present to answerquestions and lead a discussion. Army Warrant Officer Charles C. Nicholson, son of Mr. andMrs. Woodrow W. Nicholson ofWauchula, has been assigned tothe 1st Cavalry Division ofKorea. A Dunn, N.C., man is in Palmetto Clinic receiving treatment for injuries he received in a se quence of events Saturdaywhich (1) his tractor-trailer over turned and (2) the ambulancetaking him to the clinic collidedwith two cars in Wauchula. 25 YEARS AGO March winds blew early last week and with that came a spellof cold weather that hit hard inFlorida and left an impact onHardee County growers andfarmers. One report after anotherconfirms the loss of crops andsome harm to citrus. Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. and TECO Energy Inc.agreed Friday to pursue a powersupply contract involving a newpower plant in northwesternHardee County. During the 1980s Florida's population has grown from 9.7million to 12.4 million, an in crease of over 27 percent. Dur ing that period Hardee County'spopulation has grown by 9.2percent, which was the thirdslowest growth rate amongFlorida's 67 counties. The Kiwanis Key Club has been invited to be the guest ofthe U.S. Marines at a specialprogram when they visit Wash-ington this summer. 10 YEARS AGO Hannah Potter was crowned Miss Hardee County and NatalieGreen as Junior Miss in theopening days of the HardeeCounty Fair. A 19-year-old Iraqi war vet eran is safely home. Private FirstClass Sarah Olliff received astanding ovation twice duringlast week's County Commis-sion meeting as she told a bit ofher experiences and showed avideo of activities of the 101Airborne's service in Iraq. Something new is coming to Main Street. Vickie Judah Swin dling and Lisa Smith Ennis, both1982 Hardee High graduates,reminisced a bit as they plannedto open The Coffee Club at ParkPlace, the former Cranfordbuilding adjacent to the MainStreet Heritage Park at the inter section of Seventh Avenue. Ending his 25-year career with a deployment to Iraq, alocal sergeant plans his retire ment. Staff Sgt. James Carpen-ter is within sight of the end ofhis long military career. The1978 Hardee High School grad-uate officially retires later thisspring. Way Back When BACK IN THE DAY "Back in the day" or "Back when I was your age" phrases, not unfamiliar to many, which can bring to mind memories bothfond and terrifying, relating truths and perceptions of truth relativeto the individual remembering. As a firefighter, my "back in the day" began in 1974 when I be came a volunteer with the El Jobean Gulf Cove Volunteer Fire De-partment. Yes, I was 11 years old, did not fight fire yet but I did getto ride the fire trucks and make sure the other volunteers had whatthey needed on the fire. We all did our part, helped our community and share d the bond of brotherhood. I remember my first structure fire I went to in 1977. I was 14. It was 4:30 a.m. when the siren went off, you know the type, the oldair-raid siren on the roof. It was a school day, but when I heard the siren I shot out of bed and asked Mom and Dad if I could go. Mom said, "No, go back tobed, you have school today." I asked Dad, "Go ahead, son. Be care-ful." From Dad's "go," I went, and I never rode my 10-speed bike any faster. I arrived at the station just as the second truck was gettingready to pull out. I jumped on the tail-board and went to the fire. Iremember seeing the "glow in the sky" ahead of us and black smoke,knowing we had a "real worker," and thought my heart would burstout of my chest. The fire was an apartment that was built above the local watering hole across the road from the Forestry Tower. The apartmentwas destroyed, as was most of the watering hole, but it survived. The other volunteers had placed my helmet, rubber coat, and 3/4 pull-up boots on the truck, and when we arrived I put my gearon. The other volunteers were putting out the fire and I did my job by making sure they had refreshments and other necessities. When the fire was out, I was allowed to walk through and see the devastation and help with the "mopping up" by extinguishingany hot spots of fire with the -inch booster hose. How it started is a mystery to me but, as always, rumors run rampant and that can be come the "new truth" if allowed to take root. Suffice it to say it was suspicious.Moving into today, as fire chief of Hardee County Fire-Rescue and reflecting upon not only my "back-in-the-day" stories but hear-ing those of the men and women of HCFR, I can enjoy and relate tothem, knowing that many of these men and women began their ca-reers as volunteers, just as I did Back in the day. The Fireside By James Stillwagon Hardee County Fire-Rescue Chief If Nostradamus would have written anything close to this! Consider Testimonies Volumn 9 beginning on Page 11 by E.G. White Must Reads: Desire of Ages & The Great Controversy Download entire E.G.W. App. from the E.G. White Estate soc2:20-5:29p soc2:27c Come Try Our Newly Expanded Menu w/More Delicious Items! Every Wednesday 50¢ W i n g s (minimum of 6) After 4pm With Purchase Of Drink Every Thursday Night 8pm Close K a r a o ke & D J ing with DJ Adam Newman Beer! Food! FunPool Table Competition-Style Darts Cornhole Digital Junkb ox U PCOMING E VENTS soc2:27 & G r il l e 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007 Hours: Mon. Sat 1 1 am 9pm B ar O p e n U n t il 1 am C l o s e d Su n d ay s Saturday, March 8 Canelo vs. Angulo Saturday, April 12 Pacquiao vs. Bradley Saturday, May 3 Mayweather vs. Maidana Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com www.jazzercise.com Jazzercise Heartland "Express Yourself" at Jazzercise! Burn up to 600 calories in 60 minutes. soc2:27c

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B EXERCISE PAYS OFF Have you noticed that your muscles seem to get weaker asyou get older? It's thought thatstarting at age 40, we lose about1 percent of muscle mass eachyear. Multiple studies havequestioned whether that muscleloss is true aging or whether it'sfrom disuse. One particular study com pared "master athletes" (recre ational athletes who seriouslyexercised four to five times aweek) who were 40 to 80 yearsold. Researchers measured legstrength, muscle mass and fatcontent of their muscles. Theyeven took MRI scans of crosssections of the muscles of thoseat various ages who exercisedversus those who didn't. They discovered that the loss of muscle mass and strength wasnot due to aging alone. Seniorathletes had almost as much legmuscle as the younger athletes.There was little fat in the mus cles of senior athletes. Therewas little loss of strength.Which means there's hope forthe rest of us. Here's my theory, after view ing the photos: We might not get back all the muscles andstrength we had when we werevery active and younger, but wecan get back some of it, even ifwe've been sedentary for years.At the very least we can main tain what we have and avoid fur ther loss of strength.Here's what we get with regularexercise: F$3D>4.,7>?,-474?D#@=.:=0 muscles and legs can hold us up,keeping us strong and agile.Without that strength, we'remore likely to suffer from fallsand broken bones. F,7.4@8=08,49>49:@= bones, which gives themstrength. F&071.:914/09.0*309B0 can continue to do things forourselves; we keep our inde pendence. Ask about classes at your local senior center. Even yoga ortai chi would be a good place tostart.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 By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee JV girls softball team added a pair of games inthe last two weeks. The girls played on successive Fridays, Feb. 14 and Feb 21,both home games. This week’s only game is to morrow (Friday) at district rivalLemon Bay. Next week, it isMonday at Frostproof, Tuesdayhome for DeSoto and Fridayhome for Sebring. Hardee started well against $,780??:,?3:80:90-nrSpotting the junior Lady Tigersa first-inning run while leavingthe bases loaded, Hardee put athree-spot on the board. Jac-que line McGhee opened with a hitto center field and advanced onan Arianna Ramos sacrifice.Tara McNabb singled to rightcenter to score McGhee. Walks to Tiffany Flores and Kourtney Henderson kept theaction going. On a Michaela Vil larreal fielder’s choice McNabbwas out coming home, butAlyssa Tatum brought two run ners home on her hit to left field.It was 3-1. $,780??:2:?:90=@9-,.649 the top of the second to narrowthe deficit to 3-2 and Hardeestranded a runner. In the third in 9492$,780??:-=:607::>01:=seven runs on a combination of hits and a walk to take the leadfor good. Hardee batters went/:B949:=/0=$,780??:70/ The junior Lady Tigers added a run in the fourth and two morein the fifth. Hardee got a pair ofscores in the fifth inning. Mc-Ghee singled to left field andmoved along on a Ramos sacri fice. When Flores smacked a hitto right field, McGhee skippedhome. Flores raced across homeon a Henderson hit, making thefinal score 12-5. It was a defensive game against Lake Wales on Feb. 21. The junior Lady Highlanders scored one run in the top of thefirst on a pair of errors. Hardee left runners stranded until the fifth inning, whenMcGhee singled to left and JuliaFigueroa followed with a shotnearly to the fence. Tatum andFlores shoved Mc Ghee home. There was no further scoring until the seventh inning whenLake Wales plated a pair of run ners on several hits. Hardeecame up just short. Figueroa sin gled to left and rode around thebases on hits by Gabby Allenand Henderson, who were bothstranded, leaving Hardee on theshort side of the 3-2 score. JV Girls On The Move Dear Editor: Anybody who thinks Obama is working for the people of thiscountry should read “Obama’sAmerica, Unmaking The Amer ican Dream,” by Dinesh D’ Souza. The author has done a lotof research on the Obama fam ily’s way of thinking and hispolicies on the U.S. since takingoffice. His policy is to make the U.S. a third world country. He hasstopped the proposed Keystonepipeline, stopped most new oildrilling in the Gulf of Mexico,then gave money (through theExport-Import Bank) to Mexicoto do drilling in the Gulf ofMexico. He awarded a big heli copter contract to a foreigncountry while a U.S. contractorlost out. The Export-ImportBank gave big money to India tobuy airlines. He has cut back onour missile defense system and not built up our ground forces. He has assisted the Muslim brotherhood many, many times.He spent way more money aspresident than our other presi dents. His wife spends millionson travel and vacations at ourexpense. He opposes everything?30%0;@-74.,9$,=?D;=:;:>0>to cut our national debt. He hascaused inflation with his money-easing policies, and now hewants more money from taxpay ers while controlling your healthissues down the “nth” degree. Obama is not fit to be presi dent of anything, let alone theU.S.A. He is not working for ourcountry or its people and shouldbe removed from office as soonas possible. He is a disaster forour country. William Bartlett Zolfo Springs Letter To The Editor President Obama Is NotGood For Future Of U.S. n&?3A0F*,@.3@7, 0>4/0 ,92I>&0=A4.009?0= soc 2:27p rrnnnrHawaii an Call to make your appointment now! Reopening r 767-1888 GOSPELSING rn soc2:27cwith Spirit Wind Trio VICTORY PRAISE CENTERn)16#;A7>416/9--6 Refreshments 7447>16/ TheService SAVE THE DATE Crystal Lake Village Craft Fair & Bake Sale Luncheon Starts at 11 am Everyone Welcome soc2:27p 76,)?A)9+0A)5 "7:-1;+0-449--5)6 Reading Instruction Specialist Your Child Will Learn to Read! Free Evaluation Internationally Acclaimed Method Children, Teens & Adults soc2:27c 2:27c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING There will be a meeting of the HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS to consider a Proposed Change to the Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC South Fort Meade Mine – Hardee County 7:)1+-9;141@-976 $0<9:,)?)9+0nn);! or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida Copies of the documents relating to this report are avail able for public inspection during regular office hours at theoffice of the Hardee County Mining Coordinator, 110 SouthNinth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday through Fridaybetween the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All in terested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering rec ommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board and deci sion of the Board of County Commissioners, the Boardsshall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recordedanyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the publichearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the pro ceedings is made by a court reporter.This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled personneeding to make special arrangements should contact theCounty Manager’s Office at least two (2) working day s prior to the public hearing.Rick Knight, ChairmanBoard of County Commissioners 2:27c Stop by and see why so many from Hardee County buy from me. Gene Davis Sales Manager %#1/0>)? ')<+0<4)4791,) >>>2:27c Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT 7;1+-1:0-9-*?/1=-6;0); ;0-<6,-9:1/6-,8<9:<)6;;7;0-897=1:176:7.;0-1+;1;17<:)5-+;#-+;176r4791,)#;);<;-:):)5-6,-,16;-6,:;79-/1:;-9>1;0;0-#-+retary of State of the State of4791,);0-.1+;1;17<:6)5-7.9)+-7*14-75-!)93<6,-9>01+0;0-<6,-9:1/6-,1:-6 /)/-,79>144-6/)/-16*<:1 6-::);nn1,,4-91=-16;0-1;?7.7>416/9--64791,) $0);;0-8)9;?8)9;1-:16;-9 ested in said business enter 891:-1:)9-):.7447>:$0-47?,)+09)+0)514?15 1;-,!)9;6-9:0187+7-9:05)6nn!)45-)+0)3-:4=,#<1;-'-:;!)45-)+0 );-,);')<+0<4))9,-7<6;?4791,) !-9:76)<;0791@16/8<*41+) ;176)61-4-9:05)6-6Ptnr.. );-,-*9<)9?nn 2:27p The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District (SWFWMD)announces the following publicmeeting to which all interestedpersons are invited:0)6/-7.47+);176.79;0-716;/91+<4;<9)4)6,9--66,<:;9?Advisory Committee. This meet 16/>14416+4<,-)"#!972 -+;;7<9 6-79579-7=-9616/Board members may attend.DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 13,2014 at 10:00 a.m.PLACE: 14576 Blackjack Road,Dover FL 33527Pursuant to the provision of theAmericans with Disabilities Act,any person requiring reasonableaccommodations to participate inthis workshop/meeting is asked toadvise the agency at least 5 daysbefore the workshop/meeting bycontacting SWFWMD's HumanResources Bureau Chief, 2379Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4703 or 1-800-423-1476(FL only), ext. 4703; TDD (FL only)1-800-231-6103; or email to ADA Coordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us.For more information, you maycontact: Cindy.Taylor@watermat ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only)or (352)796-7211,x4150(Ad OrderEXE308). 2:27c NOW PURCHASING CITRUS FRUIT 79;0-n 1;9<:978 Frank Vasquez Citrus Broker 3,;8,9=@4?: Est. 1956 2:27c PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Players on the 2014 JV softball squad are (front, from left to ri ght) Alyssa Tatum, Michaela Villareal, Julia Figueroa, Tiffany Flores, Vanessa Ortiz, Ariana Ramos and Mara Goodwyn; (back row) Jacqueline McGhee, Kourtney Henderson, Shayna Harned, Gabby Allen, Ana Erekson, Tara McNabb and Diana DeSanti ago.

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6B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 —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: AgricultureMobile HomesAppliancesNoticesAutomobilePersonalBoatsPetsFurniturePlants/ProduceGunsReal EstateHelp WantedRecreational HousesRentalsLivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServicesMiscellaneousWantedMotorcyclesYard Sales DIESEL INJECTION repairs,pumps, turbo, injectors, removeand install available, 863-381-0538.2:27p Agriculture 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 CNA, BILINGUAL, apply in personalong with resume at BowlingGreen Medical Center, 302 West Main Street, 375-2214. 2:27-3:27cCNA’S & HHA’S-A LIfe At Home -Home Health Care has expandedservices to Hardee County. Call941-747-9922 for more informa tion. Resume’s may be faxed to941-747-9944 or emailed to work@alifeatomehhc.com. www.alifeHelp Wanted Agriculture athomehhc.com.2:27,3:6pAPPLICATIONS NOWbeing ac cepted for Immediate opening Ex perience Auto Body Technician.Experience only. I-Car preferred,but not necessary. Alan JayChevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeepof Wauchula, 1405 Hwy. 17 South,Wauchula, FL 33873, (863) 7736913, Beth Jones. 2:27cDRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON bonus.Great pay. Consistent freight,great miles on this Regional ac count. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507. 2:27-3:20cINTERACTIVE 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 andoperated. 11:7-2:27c Help Wanted STAFF ASSISTANT, Hardee Cam pus (PT). Application deadline:3/4/14. Please visit http://sfsc.in terviewexchange.com for detailedposition posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO/VETERAN’S PREF. 2:20,27c 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 2009 GOLF CART $2,350 cash, 781-1062.2:27c Miscellaneous Houses Help Wanted NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1998 FORD 1FMYU24E0WUC49257 2005 FORD 1FMFU1859LA20723 LEINOR: DRISKELL SERVICECENTER, 903 HWY 17SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL33873.Each of you are hereby noti fied that the above namedleinor claims a lien of theabove described vehicles forlabor, storage and servicesperformed. The leins claimedby the above leinor are sub ject to enforcement pursuantto FL. Statute 713.78.DRISKELL SERVICE CENTERcommencing at 8:00 a.m. onMarch 21, 2014. 2:27,3:6c cl2:27c 900 N. Robert Avenue, Arcadia FL 34266 Registered Nurses Full Time AM and PM Shifts forExperienced RN’s in:Med/Surg OB – L&D and NurseryICUNight House Supervisor Email Resumes to: ckendrick@dmh.org 1HD?KDD5>D9?> E=1>)5C?EB35C Clinical Support Opportunities FT Social Worker Home Health and Hospital Based FT Days Medical Technologist Experienced PT Registered Pharmacy Tech – Experienced PT RAC Coordinator Per Diem Phlebotomist – Lab Experience Per Diem Respiratory Therapist – OB Experience Per Diem Radiology Tech CT Experience Per Diem Ultrasound Tech – OB Experience Hospital Wide Career Opportunities! 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 buildingyour new home! $35,000Seven (7) vacant lots in small subdivision, road frontage; variousprices ranging from $25,000 to $30,000; perfect location for build ing your new home!COUNTRY LIVING! 4B/2Bth home on 2.06 acres; centra l A/C, built in 1988, carpet and vinyl floors. $165,000GATED, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY! 3 lots total 1.03 acres@ $48,000 or buy individual lot, listed @ $16,0005.23 acres in eastern Hardee County; wooded property on mainroad. $35,000INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! 20 Acres with 19.5 acre cit rus grove, Earlies and Hamlins; 30 amp pump on timer; 6 inchwell; house located on property has potential rental income of $850per month. $425,000GREAT BUY on this 3B/2Bth well maintained home close to hos pital and school. $119,900Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof homelocated 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. $170,000Income 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 tracthas a 3B/2Bth DW Mobile Home in good condition. See today.Listed at $100,000WATERFRONT – 5 acre tract, Charlie Creek frontage, wooded.$50,000343.9 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, greatroad 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 apartmentsare presently rented; price recently reduced to $120,000.Citrus grove in Hardee County. Approximately 160 acres mixedincluding Hamlins, Queens and Valencias; 8 inch wel l runs in zones, three barns, great condition. Call us today! SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., BrokerKENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker cl2:27c SPOTLIGHT Nice 2B/1Bth home on large lot in Wauchula, plenty of space for 3rd bedroom. Lifetime roof, double paned windows, 24x26 workshop/garage. Close to shopping and restaurants. $60,000. N N e e w w & & U U s s e e d d T T i i r r e e s sWE HAVE OVER 1,000 NEW & USED TIRES IN STOCK ANY SIZE, MAKE & MODEL1 1 8 8 ” ” & & 1 1 9 9 ” ”T T I I R R E E S S A A S S L L O O W W A A S S$ $ 2 2 6 69 9 5 5F F a a s s t t Q Q u u a a l l i i t t y y S S e e r r v v i i c c e e Y Y o o u u C C a a n n D D e e p p e e n n d d O O n n2 MECHANICS ON DUTY— — B B r r a a k k e e S S e e r r v v i i c c e e A A v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e — —7 7 7 7 3 3 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7O7 7 7 7 0 0 7 7 2 2 7 7n rr–116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart) BILLYBOB’STIRES cl2:27c Staton Auto Sales Large Selection of Cars to Choose Fromn Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 !" 30 Day Guarantee on Motor & Transmission Only cl2:13tfc Se Habla Espanol THE BEST DEAL FROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, there’s no better place to shop for your next car. NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS 954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc HELP WANTED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS Full Time $24,356 00 The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is taking ap plications for full time Telecommunication Spe cialists. You must be at least 19 years of age,have 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 10,2014, at the Sheriff’s Office, 900 E. Summit St.,Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are neces sary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE cl2:20,27c

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—The Classifieds— February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B 2 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 PARK MODEL 12x35 with 8x25screened room, new 10x12 stor age shed. Little Charlie Creek RVPark, lot 270. 814-226-9697. 2:27-3:27p 1999 SUZUKI Marauder 800cc,11,000 miles. Great bike. $2,000 OBO. 863-832-3136. 2:27p 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 Pets Motorcycles Mobile Homes Miscellaneous 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 STRAWBERRIES!!! For sale, $10flat. 620 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula.Call Jose Flores 863-832-4603. 2:27-3:6p STRAWBERRIES! Center HillFarm, 2949 Center Hill Road,Bowling Green. Broccoli, cauli flower, cabbage ready now. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 2:13-3:13p 24 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 2002 TRAVEL SUPREME 5thwheel, 36’, 3 slides, new A/C, gen erator, $15,000, 517-230-5118. 2:27-3:13p NICE LARGE 1 BR Apartment, 507High St., Wauchula. $450 month. 863-781-9129.2:27-3:27p2/1 MOBILE HOME in Wauchula.$500 month, $300 security. Teresa863-781-9084, Bill 863-781-4460. 2:27tfc 3/2 HOME, 501 N. 7th Ave.,Wauchula, $600 deposit, $700 month, 863-773-6998. 2:27c2, 3, 4, 5, 10 BEDROOM H ouses, no deposit, $400 monthly up, cityand country, 863-773-6616. 2:27-3:6p *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. 7:5tfcATTENTION! 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 EAGLE LAWN CARE, no con tracts, mowing, weeding, treetrimming, 863-399-8967. 2:27-3:37p LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to carefor your loved one? I am a CNAwith CPR Certification, with refer ences. Give me a call 863-2612926.2:20-3:20p Services Rentals, Commercial Rentals Recreational NEED YOUR HOME OR businesscleaned? Call Premium Commer cial and Residential CleaningService at 863-245-4648. Best rates in town.2:13-3:13p 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 Services 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. 1:30-2:27p Yard Sales Services SATURDAY, 8 AM 4 PM, Davis Ranch Rd., Zolfo Springs. 2:27pORANGE BLOSSOM PARK-WIDESales, Friday, Saturday, 9-12, 282917 N., BG. Food, clothes, appli ances, furniture, misc. 2:27pFRIDAY, SATURDAY, 2150 EagleDrive, off Heard Bridge. Little of everything. 2:27pFRIDAY, SATURDAY, 7:30-?, 701South Florida Ave. Little bit of everything. 2:27pSATURDAY, 9 am ?, 307 River side Dr., Wauchula. 2:27p Yard Sales HELP WANTED L.P.N. $35,360 00 The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is taking ap plications for a L.P.N. You must be at least 19years of age, have a high school diploma orequivalent, never been convicted of a felony ora misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted,pass a drug test and work shifts. Applicationsmay be obtained and returned at the Sheriff’s Of fice, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014. If other arrange ments are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.EOE 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. –Wed. 10am –6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am –7pmCLOSEDTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDANHILL 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! NOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES cl2:6tfc Sam Albritton Electri cal 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 PRICE REDUCED!!!! This 3 bedroom 1 bathhome is perfect for a new family. Plumbingand electric has been totally updated,kitchen has a new stainless steel stove, roofwas replaced in 2004 and hot water heateris new. Has a very nice brick fireplace.Priced at only $65,000 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 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 HANDYMAN SPECIAL!! This 3 bedroom, 1bathroom home is a handyman special andwould be great for a first time homeowner orsomeone looking to invest. Home is veryconveniently located close to schools,shopping, parks and other activities. Homehas great potential, come by and see ittoday! Priced at $30,000 A FAMILY HOME!This 3 bedroom, 2 bathbrick home is on a quiet no traffic road out side of city limits. Large oaks in yard, out buildings, and alarm system. Priced at$159,900 GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie Mae Properties NEWLY LISTED!!!! 3 bedroom, 2 bath largehome, has a storage shed, double carportand large bonus room. The property does in clude the vacant lot next to the home. Pricedat $173,000 NEWLY LISTED!! 3 bedroom 2 bath mobilehome. It is in excellent shape has a greatfloor plan, has a 12x15 shed, gazebo, w/sit ting area, and a concrete slab driveway fortwo and 3 cars. Priced at $65,500 INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 9.55 acres used to be a nursery. Has very large metal buildingand a mobile home that could be used forstorage. With some TLC property can be upand running again. Priced at $67,999 PROPERTY!! Two lots, 55’ X 119’ and 25’ X 118’ totaling 80’ road frontage on US Hwy 17in Bowling Green, FL. Lot 10 is zoned R-2 andlot 9 is zone C-2. Both lots are sold together.Priced at $18,000 MOVE IN READY!!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath con crete block home. Nice Family style home!Yard is fenced in. Priced at $42,500 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 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, WAUCHULAn1rn 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!! cl2:27c cl2:27,3:6c 10.96 ac building site. Scattered trees &well. Fenced for cows. Manatee County$192,5003 Br 2 Ba cedar sided home in Wauchula Largedetached garage, wrap around porch $179,5004,600 sf building on over 1 acre of land in town.Full kitchen with commercial appliances. Possibleuses include church, service club or restaurant.REDUCED to $99,50033 Acres 2 BR 2 BA mobile home. Partially wooded with creek branch. 2 wells, greenhouse, 2tractors & various equipment.$230,000 Commercial property! 1.5 ac just North of Bowling Green in Polk County. Highway 17frontage. Price reduced to $199,500 Church building! Corner of Florida Ave & Orange St, Wauchula 5,011 sf building. Largeparking area with street on 3 sides. $275,000Mini-warehouse 19 units that are all rented. $155,000. Call for details. Commercial building Over 4,800 sf located just off Highway 17 Southbound. Frontage on 2roads with parking. Great opportunity for yourbusiness. $149,000 Own a piece of MAIN STREET! 2 story building on the corner of Main and 7th Avenue.Completely remodeled and upgraded. $250,000 Highway 17 frontage! LOT Zoned C-2City water and sewer available. $86,500 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 )),&(nrrn=9(1,1*nrnn www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Dusty Albritton Realtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396John H. Gross(863) 273-1017Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523 cl2:27c Family Owned & Operated“Serving Central Florida For Over 20 Years”Owner Robert Spurlock FREE ESTIMATES $50 Off Any Job $500 or More Licensed & Insured C CC 1325523 NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER 2:27p 863-453-5565

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8B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 —The Classifieds— BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions %r CEF;C86:4>22: 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 M ONDAY S ATURDAY 8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26” Wheels 197 ac pasture on Johnston Road. $1,000,00038.5 ac on the Peace River, 2BR/2B mobile home, barn. $377,00025 ac in Gardner, 3 wells, septic, electric. $150,00014 ac in Fort Green. $84,00013 ac on SR 66, fenced, pond. $123,500Several 5-10 ac tracts, ranging between $25,000-$80,0002.5 ac homesite in Ona. $38,5002 ac commercial site in Arcadia. $64,500TIP OF THE DAY: Ashbrook Realty proudlysupports the Hardee County Fair. Congratula tions to all the contestants and exhibitors! JOHN FREEMAN (863) 781-4084 Associate SANDY LARRISON, Broker (?BC'66935?GJ.1D38D<1$ rn?66935Jnr?66935 (863) 832-0130 cell FFF1B82A??;A514H1B82A??;A514J*85<< J(?>49779>7J9C38<51>9>7 Lamar GilliardHome: (863) 735-0490 Zolfo SpringsMobile: (941) 456-6507 cl4:19tfc GILLIARDFILLDIRTINC. Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT REVELLAUTOSALES67r8/6,+.*1)).8rn After Hours Call: 863-245-0383 orSandra Miller 863-781-4577Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS A A l l l l V V e e h h i i c c l l e e s s$ $ 6 6 5 5 A A W W e e e e k k !&7$&11&.37.!1&.2-+22/./3/1 cl2:20tfc Heartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201 Sebring, Florida 33870(863) 382-3887 ()%3-*$(,'nn5 MColding@HeartlandRE.net $#"% # 8%!% !/#+)65&+,&',)1/0)13+)2#+2+341$)'2+3)www.HeartlandRE.net cl2:27c MULTI-FAMILY HOME ON 10 ACRES Built in 2001, located in Hardee County and close to town. $298,000 Call the Lovett’s for more information .9<M –nnA – 7 PnP – 6 PAlsoBilly & Janice’s RentalsHouses & ApartmentsBowling Green Flea Market We Appreciate Our Customers And Have Been In Business For Over 25 YearsAnd Looking Forward To 25 More! cl2:27c Equal Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider THE PALMS r$1(<1H1A9E5.1D38D<1 (863) 773-3809 TDD 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 Hours Monday –Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM cl2:6-27c98 temporary farmworkers needed for common fieldlabor hand-harvesting blueberries near Wauchula,Florida, for Rodrigo Gutierrez-Tapia, Farm Labor Con tractor, with work beginning on or about 03/10/2014 andending on or about 05/15/2014. The minimum offeredwage rate that workers will be paid is $10.26 per houror piece rate of $0.70 per pound. Workers must committo work the entire contract period. Workers are guaran teed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning withthe first day the worker arrives at the place of employ ment. All work tools are provided at no cost to theworker. Housing will be provided to those workers whocannot reasonably return to their permanent residenceat the end of each working day. Transportation and sub sistence will be provided by the employer upon comple tion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workerswho are recruited outside the area of intended employ ment. Applicants must provide documentation that theyare eligible legally to work in the United States. Workersmay be required to submit to random drug and alcoholtesting. Applicants should report or send resumes toCareerSource Heartland, 324 6th Ave. N., Wauchula, F L 33873, (863) 773-3474, or the nearest local office of theirState Workforce Agency, and reference job order num ber #FL9845187. Job service agents should contactSteven Aggelis, FL DEO Alien Labor Certification, at(850) 921-3339. EOE. H-300-14012-406259. cl2:27,3:6c H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t ty y: : Ceilto Lindo Nearly 2 acres on Hwy 17 9200 sq. ft./A6816:43;>.A0@6;:02:@2>>2@.68382.9.>72@;> .4>6 culture business. North and South bound exposure.r116@6;:.8r.0>2?.B.68./82r.0>2?/A:1.:02;3122>.:1@A>72Er69 <>;B21<.?@A>2C6@538;C6:40>227r";6:? 6458.:1? .99;07)@.@2'.>7r2.A@63A85645.:11>E5;92 ?6@2r'>602(+G#2@?9.72.12.8H 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 on0;A:@E9.6:@.6:21>;.1r>2.@3;>.C2272:142@ .C.E;><2>9.:2:@>2?612:02r.0>2?;:#.72";?2<56:2r5;92?5;>?2/.>:1;472::28r.0>2n5645@>.6:6:4<2:122>@A>72E.:1;@52>C6818632r!:0;92<>;1A06:4r?76:4r-6886B612r(+*&r.0>2?;:#.72!?@;7<;4.n3>;:@.42>/A0782>227n3>;:@.42.:1;B2> CE3>;:@.42r(+*@J?9.72.:;332>P P o o l lk k C C o o u u n n t t y y : : r.0>2?C6@5n.0>28.72.:10>227rA>>2:@8EA?213;>0.@@82r&:296823>;9;>@$2.1206@E8696@?.:1'2.02(6B2>rG;:8E<2>.0>2r.0>2?;:<.B21)6:482@.>E(1rn.0>2?6:06@>A?n/;D2?<2>.0>2rC288?.:1n69<>;B212D02882:@<.?@A>20.:/2A?213;>06@>A?;>3.>96:4r?76:4 P P P P 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark Lambert RealtorCell: 863-832-0401=19<=1A;7=19<3?= cl2:27c &B2> HI in sales for Hardee and 6458.:1?;A:@E.>2.6:r:1(2.8@;>? .@E;A>?2>B6023;>.88;3E;A>>2.82?@.@2:221?r ERA Real Estate offices located world wide! (863) 773-2128 REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. O’NEAL REALTOR See more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS 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!4BR/3BA home & Hamlin groveon 20 acs. 2 pole bars, in-ground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000!5 acs. w/mature trees in DesotoCo. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000!PRICE REDUCED! 20 acszoned industrial on Hwy 17.$399,000!PRICE REDUCED! 200 ac ex cellent pasture for hunting deerCDA;5H.9<<49E945&'.$2,950/ac!4BR/2BA CB home on HawaiianA9>.1D38D<1rrrPRICE REDUCED! 37 acs Jessica Prescott (841) 737-6502 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.....................781-3490 ./*',+ ., ,$$ cl2:27c w/3” 250’ well has perimeterfencing & dble paved rd6A?>C175&'.rrrr8?=59>.1D38D<13@A5 mium location. Large screened patio, large fenced-in backyard, corner lot, central air & heat. This home is well maintained and available for $125,000 WESHARETHESAMEMLS WITHHIGHLANDSCOUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours $605.28r;E2@@ &,)222/(+&3) rr !!!LOOKING FOR LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENTS!!!cl2:27c (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net ., ,$* ')+*$L)%?29<5 ?=5?>13A5Bwith central air & heat. Big open hallway, lots of storage space,front and back porch, metal roof and pasture fenced-in for cattleor horses. Property sits on a dead-end county maintained road. Of fered at $135,000., ,$* ')+*$L)'!8?=59>1private neighborhood with no through traffic. 2 Car garage, openfloor-plan, utility room, and french doors to backyard. Offered at$99,900.00 %;2Er8;>2?>;72> &>.86.r8;>2?>;72>??;06.@2 $605.28r;E2@@).82???;06.@2

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BGE Presents ‘Proud Panther’ Award Winners COURTESY PHOTOS Bowling Green Elementary recently held an honor’s breakfast to celebrate the winners of the Proud Panther award for the second nine weeks of the school y ear. Kindergarten ers with their certificates are (front, from left) Jasyiah Singleton, Natalie Rodriguez, Azaria Benavides and Elvis Jose-Garcia; (back) Makaelah Sanchez, Alejandro Rodriguez, Michael Avila-Victoria, Rachel Reynolds and Jenny Cabrera. Missing is Lidia Valencia. Students in second grade earning the Proud Panther award are (front) Alvi n Sanchez, Mkenzy Stewart, Liliana Hernandez and Luizandro Rodriguez-Paz; (back) Bryan Glisson, Daniel Castro, Yasmine Lopez and Charity Thompson. Absent is Dest iny Justiss. BGE third graders receiving their award certificates are (front) Vaness a Padilla-Lucatero, Yadira Sanchez, Rafael Reyes-Miranda and Jennifer Hernandez-Garcia; ( back) Karime Rodriguez, Christian Gonzalez, Kelsey Gomez and Kyleigh Revell. Proud Panthers in first grade are (front) Jeremiah Hodges, Tyasia Spu rlock, Brenda Lopez-Ramos and Omar Moralez; (back) Zachary Hunt, Jessica Ba utista-Lopez, Elaney Stewart, Dallas Rodriguez, Milagros Covarrubias-Vales and Alyssa Hines. Fourth-grade recipients of the Proud Panther award are (front) Simeon Blas, Elijah Albrit ton, Anissa Castillo and Juan Lagui; (back) John McBride, Yaridalia Solis, Raquel Mar tinez and Eric Felix. Missing is Sylvia Crosby.BGE fifth graders earning the title Proud Panther are (front) Adan Moli na, Monica Her nandez-Ruiz, Veronica Sanchez and Erik Leon-Lopez; (back) Jo se Hernandez, Eliana Browning, Majavia Thompson and Denise Moralez. February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Fluffy French Toast. Turkey Sausage,Graham Crackers, StrawberryPoptart, Apple Slices, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Rib Patty on WGR Bun, Savory OvenRoasted Chicken & Roll, Turkey& Cheese Wrap, Fresh Broccoliand Dip, Home-style BakedBeans, Fruit Cup, Condimentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Bite Meal, Mini Cheeseburgers, PBJamwich, Wowbutter & JellySandwich, Fresh Carrot Sticksw/Dip, Seasoned Sweet YellowCorn, Red Delicious Apples,Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Brown Sugar Cin namon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Cup,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Nachos w/Meat & Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza, Yo gurt Parfait w/Fruit, GardenFresh Side Salad, Salsa,Steamed Normandy BlendedVegetables, Fruit Cocktail,Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast,Grape Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Chef Salad w Turkey, Spinach & Roll, Chicken Que sadilla, Sloppy Joe on WG Bun,Roasted Potatoes, Salsa, Lemonand Blue Raspberry FrozenTreat, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Pancakes &Sausge on a Stick, Fruit Cock tail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Turkey & Gravy withRoll, Bean Burrito, CreamyMashed Potatoes, Salsa,Steamed Spinach, Apple Slices,Condiments and Milk ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS What’s For Lunch? MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, Fluffy French Toast. Turkey Sausage,Graham Crackers, StrawberryPoptart, Apple Slices, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Rib Patty on WGR Bun, Savory OvenRoasted Chicken & Roll, Turkey& Cheese Wrap, Fresh Broccoliand Dip, Home-style BakedBeans, Fruit Cup, Condimentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Bite Meal, Mini Cheeseburgers, PBJamwich, Wowbutter & JellySandwich, Fresh Carrot Sticksw/Dip, Seasoned Sweet YellowCorn, Red Delicious Apples,Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Brown Sugar Cin namon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Cup,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Nachos w/Meat & Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza, Yo gurt Parfait w/Fruit, GardenFresh Side Salad, Salsa,Steamed Normandy BlendedVegetables, Fruit Cocktail,Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast,Grape Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Chef Salad w Turkey, Spinach & Roll, Chicken Que sadilla, Sloppy Joe on WG Bun,Roasted Potatoes, Celery Sticksand dip, Salsa, Lemon and BlueRaspberry Frozen Treat, Condi ments and Milk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Buttery Toast, Blueberry Pancakes &Sausge on a Stick, Fruit Cock tail, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Turkey & Gravy withRoll, Bean Burrito, CreamyMashed Potatoes, Salsa,Steamed Spinach, Apple Slices,Condiments and Milk JUNIOR HIGH MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, French Toast. Turkey Sausage,Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices,Condiments and Milk Lunch: BBQ Rib Patty on WGR Bun, Savory Oven RoastedChicken & Roll, Turkey & CheeseWrap, Tuna Salad w/Bread Bowl,Fresh Broccoli and Dip, Home-style Baked Beans, Fruit Cup,Fresh Bartlett Pear, Condimentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit,Apple Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Chicken Bite Meal, Mini Cheese burgers, Taco Salad w/TortillaChips, PB Jamwich, CheeseStick, WGR Chips, Wowbutter &Jelly Sandwich, Fresh CarrotSticks w/Dip, Seasoned SweetYellow Corn, Banana, GrapeJuice, Condi-ments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tart, Golden Grahams, SuperDonut, Fruit Cup, Condimentsand Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken, Cheese & Spinach Chef Saladw/Breadstick, Mini Cheese-burg ers, Nachos w/Meat & Cheese,Cheese Pizza, Yogurt Parfaitw/Fruit, Garden Fresh SideSalad, Salsa, Steamed Nor mandy Blended Vegetables,Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Florida Or anges, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Yogurt Parfaitw/Fruit, Orange Juice, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Chef Salad w Turkey,Spinach & Roll, Chicken Que sadilla, Sloppy Joe on WG Bun,Roasted Potatoes, Celery Sticksand Dip, Salsa, Lemon and BlueRaspberry Frozen Treat, GrannySmith Apples, Condiments andMilk FRIDAY Breakfast: Cheerios, Blueberry Pancakes & Sausge on aStick, Fruit Cocktail, Condi-ments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken ChefSalad w/Spinach & Breadstick,Turkey & Gravy with Roll, BeanBurrito, WGR Cheese Sticks &Marinara, Creamy Mashed Pota toes, Salsa, Steamed Spinach,Apple Slices, Yogurt Parfaitw/Fruit, Condiments and Milk SENIOR HIGH

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12B The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 Ridding Home of Mice When they find evidence of mice in the house — droppings,gnawed food containers or dis turbed attic insulation — manyhomeowners will contact a pest-control professional. This is awise choice if they can't locatewhere mice are entering thehouse or where they're nesting,because exterminators can helppinpoint those locations. Fromthere on things get decidedlyDIY, even with a pest-controlservice. First, you'll need to decide on the type of trap to deploy. Mostare lethal or injurious to themouse — if you're opposed tokilling, few options are availableother than to live trap and relo cate the mouse. The exterminatormay recommend a number of op tions, including the familiar"snap" trap, open glue traps or anenclosed glue trap, in combina tion with a rodent poison. He orshe may recommend a slower-acting poison that mice bringback to the nest with bait or ontheir paws or fur — the poisonlevels build up until the mousedies, along with any other micethat have eaten the bait or lickedthe affected mouse. What to use depends on differ ent factors. Traps and poisonscannot be put into areas of thehouse where pets or small chil dren can access them. Enclosedtraps (sort of like larger roachmotels, where the mouse sneaksinside and gets stuck on a gluepad) are somewhat safer butdon't always work well. Thetraps need to be placed near sus pected nesting areas, but not tooclose, as mice will figure out thegame quickly. And their locationand bait need to be changed fre quently, about once per week. Place traps or poison in out-ofreach areas where you havefound evidence of mice infesta tion, such as the tops of kitchencabinets, well inside or behindlower cabinets, and attics orcrawlspaces that cannot be ac cessed by pets. Try different baitsin different locations, such aspeanut butter, pieces of bread oryeast rolls, or meat. If the mousedoesn't take the first bait, look atthe food packages the mouse hasgnawed into and use a bit of thatfood as bait. Meantime, remove any acces sible sources of food. Throwaway any packages that havebeen gnawed open. Undamagedfood products that are packagedin cardboard or paper should berepackaged in sturdy plastic ormetal containers. Thoroughly clean the cabinets, pantry and other storage areas toremove spilled food, crumbs andmouse droppings. This willallow you to see any new drop pings so you can figure outwhere the mice most often roam.The lack of food also will drivethe mice toward the bait andtraps. Once a mouse is caught, re move it immediately and cleanthe spot with an ammonia-basedcleaner, like Windex, to removemuch of the mouse's scent andprevent alarming other mice.Bait and place a new trap a fewfeet away from the old location. HOME TIP: When using a snap trap, try putting the bait in side a small piece of pantyhosebefore attaching to the trap: themouse may catch its teeth in thenylon, delaying it long enoughfor the trap to snap.Send your questions or home tipsto ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriff’s deputies and city police of ficers investigated the following incidents and made the follow ing arrests: COUNTY Feb. 23, Abel Aguilar, 27, of 1423 Last Acres Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with DUI. Feb. 23, Rafael Bautista, 19, of 803 Lake Branch Rd., Bowlin g Green, was arrested by Brian LaFlam and charged with battery. Feb. 23, Adalberto Lopez, 19, of 2317 Falcon Lane, Wau-chula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with possession ofalcohol under age 21. Feb. 23, thefts on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Oak Meadow Lane were reported. Feb. 22, Maria Nativad Dominguez, 33, of 349 River Chase Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged withlarceny — petit theft. Feb. 22, Lisa Ann Qualls, 32, of 122 Allman St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with battery. Feb. 22, Anthony Deamaro Briseno, 21, of 1150 Gause Ave., Bartow, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with larceny— petit theft. Feb. 22, Pedro Luis Bonet, 49, of 915 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with battery. Feb. 22, a residential burglary on Tom Bryan Road, and thefts on two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported. Feb. 21, a residential burglary on North Ed Wells Road and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South were reported. Feb. 20, Roksana Sultana, 51, of 3452 Suwannee St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with dis tribution of schedule IIII synthetic narcotics, gambling/owning ormanufacturing of slot machines and possession of dr ug parapherna lia. Feb. 19, Joseph Thomas Martinez, 26, of 1048 Sally Blvd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge ofviolation of probation. Feb. 19, Patrick Keith Thomas, 43, of 5017 Dixiana Dr., Bowl ing Green, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. Feb. 19, a robbery/holdup on Will Duke Road and a theft on Marion Street were reported. Feb. 18, Pedro Vidal Pesquera, 30, of 311 Turner Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on two counts of vio lation of probation. Feb. 18, Teresa Rodriguez, 37, of 4655 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged with pos session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 18, a residential burglary on Stansfield Avenue, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 East, and thefts on Sabal Palm Drive, HoneysuckleStreet and Erler Road were reported. Feb. 17, Christopher Brent Saldivar, 36, of 228 S. Bailey Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas on a charge of with holding child support. Feb. 17, Roberto Althuro Gallegos, 25, of 803 Pleasant Way, Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a chargeof failure to appear in court. Feb. 17, Jessie Lamar Keeton, 22, of 977 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged batteryand violation of probation. Feb. 17, Jessica Lynn Hays, 22, of 3892 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged with bat tery and two counts cruelty toward child that could result in injury. Feb. 17, Aaron Markeeia Cook, 33, of 405 Bertha Fulse St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with ha bitual driving without a license and violation of probation. Feb. 17, residential burglaries on South First Avenue and Tom Bryan Road and a theft on Pignut Street were reported. WAUCHULA Feb. 23, a tag stolen on North Second Street was reported. Feb. 22, Jose Fidencio Garza, 41, of 2599 Garza Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jesse Poole and charged with posses sion of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, fraud — givinga false ID to a law enforcement officer and possession of drug para phernalia. Feb. 22, Brian Gary-Demas Sambrano, 25, of 607 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged withpossession of methamphetamine, battery, smuggling contraband intoa detention facility and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 21, Gerardo Santiago, 29, of 100 Lang Dr., Wauchula, wa s arrested by Ofc. Jesse Pool and charged with DUI, DUI with prop erty damage and no valid license. Feb. 20, a business block on East Main Street was reported. Feb. 19, Marty Wayne Evans, 37, of 1427 Lost Acres Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged withbattery. Feb. 18, Patrick Lenord Williamson, 48, of 711 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged withbattery and battery on a person age 65 or older. Feb. 18, Damien Richard, 24, of 635 S. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Justin Wyatt and chargedwith battery. Feb. 18, thefts on Walton Avenue and on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) were reported. Feb. 17, a residential burglary on South First Avenue was re ported. BOWLING GREEN Feb. 17, Michael Stephen Martinez, 22, of 517 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jeremy Mendoza and charged withpossession of methamphetamine. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2014-04(formerly Ordinance 2013-14) will be presented to t he City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Stre et, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of March 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from th e of fice of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Flori da 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordi nance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; MODIFYING PORTIONSOF CHAPTER 22 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,FLORIDA (THE “CODE”); MODIFYING RATES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS RE LATED TO THE CITY’S ELECTRIC UTILITY; MODIFYING THE CITY’S FRANC HISE REGULATIONS; AMENDING OR CREATING SECTIONS 22-1, 22-3, 22-5, 22-1 5, 2216, 22-17, 22-18, 22-20, 22-21, 22-23, 22-24, 22-25, 22-27, 22-32, 22-33, 22-34, 2235, 22-111, 22-112, 22-113, 22-118, 22-121, 22-122, 22-123 AND 22-124, CODE OF ORDINANCES; MODIFYING ELECTRIC USER RATES; MODIFYING THE TARIFFAND AUTHORIZING ITS FILING WITH THE FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMIS SION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the C ity Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any de cision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedin gs, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may nee d to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and ev idence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not d iscriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. Thi s non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, p articipation, employ ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring re asonable accommo dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly SmithHOLLY SMITH, City ClerkCity of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801Attorney for the City of Wauchula 2:27c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and t hereafter Ordinance Number 2014-02 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 338 73, on the 10th day of March 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the Ci ty Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is enti tled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 3 OF THE WAUCHULA CITY CODE; AMENDINGSECTIONS 3-2 THROUGH 3-12 OF THE WAUCHULA CITY CODE TO DESIGNATETHE HOURS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT TO BE SOLD, SERVED,DISPENSED, CONSUMED OR PERMITTED TO BE SERVED OR CONSUMED;ESTABLISHING CLOSING PROCEDURES; ESTABLISHING ZONES WHERE SALESARE NOT PERMITTED; PROVIDING FOR INSPECTION OF RECORDS AND PREM ISES; REPEALING PRIOR INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the p roceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may ne ed to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and ev idence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not d iscriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. Thi s non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, participation, employ ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Se ction 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly SmithHOLLY SMITH, City ClerkCity of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801Attorney for the City of Wauchula 2:27c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafte r as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the p roceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may ne ed to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and ev idence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not d iscriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. Thi s non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, participation, employ ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Se ction 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULAS/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 2:27c CITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In accordance with S. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the Cit y of Wauchula CRA has developed the annual report of its activities for t he preceding fiscal year. The Annual Report and a complete financial statement setting forth assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of fiscal year 2013 has been filed with the City of Wauchula City Clerk, and is available for inspection during b usiness hours in the office of the Clerk, located at 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, phone number 863-773-3131. In addition, the report is available for inspect ion during business hours in the office of the CRA, located at 107 E. Main Street, Wauchul a, FL 33873, phone number 863-767-0330 or by visiting www.cityofwauchula.com.Keith Nadaskay, ChairpersonJessica Newman, CoordinatorCity of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency107 E. Main StreetWauchula, FL 33873863-767-0330 2:27c The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage !#!"> $"!" Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, February 27, 2014 PAGE ONE PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY The Gospel Jubilee of theFirst Baptist Church ofWauchula performed atCracker Country recently atthe Florida State Fair inTampa. One photo showslead singer David Spencerwith a mandolin. Anotherphoto shows Cass Whitewith an upright bass fiddle.In the group photo in frontrow from left are Mary BethBryant, Donna Alexy, JudyTerrell, June Potter andCass White. In back row areDavid Spencer, DebbieCarlton and James Walker. FBC GOSPEL JUBILEE 2/27/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:53 AM Set: 6:26 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 33 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:18 AM Set: 4:55 PM Overhead: 11:05 AM Underfoot:11:33 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 4% percent waning 4% Waning Crescent Major Times 11:05 AM 1:05 PM11:33 PM 1:33 AM Minor Times 5:18 AM 6:18 AM 4:55 PM 5:55 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -5 2/28/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:52 AM Set: 6:27 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 35 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:04 AM Set: 6:01 PM Overhead: 12:01 PM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 1% percent waning 1% Waning Crescent Major Times --:---:-12:01 PM 2:01 PM Minor Times 6:04 AM 7:04 AM 6:01 PM 7:01 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -5 3/1/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:51 AM Set: 6:27 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 36 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:49 AM Set: 7:06 PM Overhead: 12:56 PM Underfoot:12:29 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 0% percent new 0% NEW MOON Major Times 12:29 AM -2:29 AM 12:56 PM 2:56 PM Minor Times 6:49 AM 7:49 AM 7:06 PM 8:06 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing SEASONS BEST Time Zone UTC: -5 3/2/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:50 AM Set: 6:28 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 38 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:32 AM Set: 8:09 PM Overhead: 1:46 PM Underfoot: 1:23 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 3% percent waxing 3% Waxing Crescent Major Times 1:23 AM 3:23 AM 1:46 PM 3:46 PM Minor Times 7:32 AM 8:32 AM 8:09 PM 9:09 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better++ Time Zone UTC: -5 3/3/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:49 AM Set: 6:28 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 39 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:14 AM Set: 9:11 PM Overhead: 2:41 PM Underfoot: 2:15 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 8% percent waxing 8% Waxing Crescent Major Times 2:15 AM 4:15 AM 2:41 PM 4:41 PM Minor Times 8:14 AM 9:14 AM 9:11 PM 10:11 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -5 3/4/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:48 AM Set: 6:29 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 41 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:56 AM Set: 10:11 PM Overhead: 3:32 PM Underfoot: 3:07 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 14% percent waxing 14% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:07 AM 5:07 AM 3:32 PM 5:32 PM Minor Times 8:56 AM 9:56 AM 10:11 PM -11:11 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 3/5/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 6:30 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 43 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:39 AM Set: 11:09 PM Overhead: 4:23 PM Underfoot: 3:58 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 23% percent waxing 23% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:58 AM 5:58 AM 4:23 PM 6:23 PM Minor Times 9:39 AM -10:39 AM 11:09 PM-12:09 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 3/6/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:46 AM Set: 6:30 PM Day Length 11 hrs. 44 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:23 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:13 PM Underfoot: 4:48 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 32% percent waxing 32% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:48 AM 6:48 AM 5:13 PM 7:13 PM Minor Times --:---:-10:23 AM-11:23 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -5 Solunar Forecast Sebring Podiatry Center3801 US 27 North, Suite D3Sebring, FL 33870863-314-8600 Dr. Dale C. Anderson Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available! 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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange St. 773-1017 Sunday Meet & Greet .......... 10:15 a.m. Sunday School .................... 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service .................... 12:00 p.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape St. 375-3353 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .................... 8:00 a.m. Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd4:00 p.m. Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ...... 6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 17 South Morning Worship ................ 10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday .......... 6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. 375-2231 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday............................ 7:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH 725 Palmetto St. 375-3304 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday...................... 5:00 p.m. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP M ain & W. Centra. Sunday AM Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting ..... ....... 7:00 p.m. FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Train & Choirs ...... 5:30 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy. 17 N 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Discipleship Training Youth & Adult .................. 6:00 p.m. TeamKID (ages 3-5th grade) .. 6:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grape & Church Streets 375-2340 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study .................. 6:00 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper .............. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday B ible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........ 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana St. 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m. Martes Estudio Biblico .......... 7:00 p.m. Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .... 7:00 p.m. Jueves De Predicacion .......... 7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward St. 445-0290 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto St. Church School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Service ............... ..... 7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ...... 7:00 p.m. Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. .. 6:00 p.m. MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Training .................. 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time ........ 7:00 p.m. OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL PRAISE CENTER E. Broward St. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service ...................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom. ...... 9:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion .......... 11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion ........ 5:00 p.m. Miercoles Servico .................. 6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 South US Hwy 17 Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning .. 6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange St. 375-2911 Sunday Church School .......... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main St. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. .................. 7:00 p.m. Kidz Club. .............................. 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop 448-2831 Martes: Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m. Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica ...... 7:00 p.m. Domingo: Servicio .............. 10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH r1C=>:91@1E581=>:91 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Training .................. 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer .............. .. 6:00 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane 773-2540 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday AWANA for Kids .............. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Englishg Service .................. 11:30 a.m. General Worship Service ...... 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CELEBRATION CHURCH Rainey Blvd. 863-781-1624 hardee.celebration.org Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Service .... 5:30 p.m. Childcare provided at all services CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service .............. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group .................. 7:00 p.m. Youth Cell Group .................. 7:00 p.m. Children’s Cell Group .......... 7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 201 S. Florida Ave. Sunday Bible Study .............. 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service ...... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday Morning Worship ...... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Class .............. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ...... 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Class ........ 7:00 p.m. Men’s Leadership & Training Class 2nd Sunday of Month ........ 4:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Martin Luther King Blvd. 767-0199 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting ................ 9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Priesthood............................ 11:00 a.m. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS (SPANISH) 615 Rainey Blvd. 257-3950 Sunday Bible Study ............ 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ........ 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica .......................... 10:00 a.m. Servicio................................ 11:00 a.m. Lunes Oracion ...................... 6:00 p.m. Miercoles Servicio ................ 7:00 p.m. EL REMANENTE IGLECIA CRISTIANA 318 W. Main St.. Martes Oracion ...................... 7:00 p.m. Jueves Servicio ...................... 7:30 p.m. Viernes Servicio .................... 7:30 p.m. Domingo Servicio ................ 10:30 a.m. ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath .. 7:30 p.m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night) .... 7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ................ 6:15 p.m. Wed. Youth Fellowship .......... 6:50 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .................. 10:20 a.m. Children’s Chuch ................ 10:40 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main St. 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages ........ 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Sr. Adult Bible Study .......... 10:00 a.m. Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4) .................... 5:30 p.m. PRAISE 57 – Jr High Chior .. 5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:00 p.m. Kids On Missions (PK-Grade 4) .................... 6:00 p.m. Club 56 ................................ 6:00 p.m. Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.Family Life Ministry & Discipleship .................. 6:00 p.m. Church Orchestra .................. 6:00 p.m. Adult Choir .......................... 7:00 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Opens........9:30 a.m.Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast .......................... 10:45 a.m. Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)............................ 10:45 a.m. Worship Service .................. 10:45 a.m. W EDNESDAY : Check-In begins for Nursery-5thgrade.................. 6:15 p.m. Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade ............ 6:30-8:00 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto St. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Ave. 773-6556 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ...... 7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship ............ 9:15 a.m. Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .... 10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner ...... 6:00 p.m. Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming .... .............................................. 7:00 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 Sunday School ...................... 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:00 a.m. Wed. Family Night ................ 7:00 p.m. Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church FLORIDA GOSPEL 511 W. Palmetto 223-5126 Sunday Morning Worship ... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158 Morning Service .................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH 1262 W. Main St. 767-6500 Coffee & Donuts .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Worship................................ 10:30 a.m. Wed. Night Dinner ................ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl. Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. ................ 7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 W. MAIN STREET WAUCHULA, FL Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA Old Bradenton Road 767-1010 IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Rd. Sunday School .................... 10: 00 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)................................ 7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ........ 7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA FUENTE DE VIDA 501 N. 9 th Ave. Martes.................................. 7: 30 p.m. Jueves.................................... 7:30 p.m. Domingo.............................. 10:30 a.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA de Dios 511 W. Palmetto St. Domingos.............................. 6:00 p.m. Miercoles...............................7:00 p.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ENGLISH 155 Altman Road 1131 Sunday Service ...................... 2:00 p.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SPANISH Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL Friday Evening ...................... 6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIOAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main St. 773-0065 Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 W. Palmetto St. 773-2929 Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Road 64 East Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service ... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper ...... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................... 7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNING CHURCH Georgia & 9th Avenue 781-5887 Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Communion .... 11:00 a.m. Bread of Life Sunday ........ 12:15 p.m. T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday .... 7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) .................. 8:00 a.m. Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service .... 4:00 p.m. Allen Christian Endeavor ...... 4:00 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main St. 735-0321 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Communion.................... 10:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ........ ........ 10:00 a.m. Bible Study .......................... 11:15 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Wed. Evening Prayer ............ 7:00 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 North US Hwy 17 Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning .. 6:30 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344 Radio Program WZZS Sundays .................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY 1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. ST. ANN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418 Sunday.................................. 9:30 a.m. Holy Days ............................................ ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English) ... ... 5:00 p.m. (Spanish)...... 7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................... 8:30 a.m. (Spanish).................. 11:30 a.m. (Creole)...................... 1:30 p.m. Catecismo.............................. 9:45 a.m. Daily Mass in English .......... 8:30 a.m. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927 Sabbath School .................... .9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Tues. Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368 Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 7:30 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:30 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................... 7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service ............ 7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:15 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Youth Bible Study ...... 7:00 p.m. Friday Night Worship ............ 7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 210 Anderson Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Church...................... ............ 10:00 a.m. Youth Service ........................ 6:00 p.m. Evening Service .................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................... 7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER (Full Gospel) 501 N. 9th Ave. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Youth & Child. Church .......... 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study .................. 7:00 p.m. Men’s Fri. Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m. COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH Gardner Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657 Sunday School ............ .......... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 6:30 p.m. EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS CHURCH INC Corner of 6th and Hickory Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday............................ 7:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th St. 735-1200 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Training Union ...................... 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544 Gospel Music ...................... 10:30 a.m. Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH #1-<%>En Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:30 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH South Hwy. 17 494-5456 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship .............. .. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................... 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Rd. (863) 832-9292 Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Worship................................ 11:00 a.m. Evening.................................. 1:00 p.m. Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 7358586 Morning Worship ................ 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church ................ 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............ 7:00 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship .................. 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Ave. E. Escuela Dominical .............. 10:00 a.m. Servicio del Domingo .......... 11:00 a.m. .............................................. 7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles .......... 7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday .......................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east of Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636 Sunday School . ................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ...................... 11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service .............. 7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane Domingo, Misa en Espano .. 10:00 a.m. Catecismo............................ 11:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica . ........ 10:00 a.m. Servicio................................ 11:00 a.m. Pioneer Club .......................... 6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche ............ 7:00 p.m. Mierecoles Merienda ............ 6:00 p.m. Servicio.................................. 8:00 p.m. Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........ 5:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL — Schedule of Weekly Services — ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Wauchula, Florida Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m. 2C The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 Four-year-old Mary liked the story, The Three LittlePigs. She begged her fatherto read it to her every night. One day he taped the story and when she askedhim to read it to her he said,“Dear, please turn on thetape recorder. I made arecording especially for you.” “But,” she protested, “it can’t hug me.” When someone wraps their arms around us we feelsafe and loved, wanted andimportant. Love has eyes to see the misery of others, ears to hearthe cries of others, feet thathurry to help others, handsthat can lift the burdens ofothers and a heart to feel thepain of others. The Bible urges, “Dear Friends, let us practice lovingeach other, for love comesfrom God and those who areloving and kind show thatthey are the children of God,and that they are getting toknow Him better.”Visit us at: www.SowerMinistries.org

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Q: Can you tell me if Army Wives will be back on Life time? I loved that show. —Cheryl, Boise, Idaho A: "Army Wives" was not re newed after seven successful andrecord-breaking seasons on Life time. For all of us who needsome sort of closure, Lifetimehas come through with a two-hour special, "Army Wives: AFinal Salute," which premieresSunday, March 16, at 9 p.m.ET/PT. The retrospective pro vides a look back at the programwith members of the cast andproduction team as they come to gether for a final, heartfelt good bye to "Army Wives." Thespecial features interviews withoriginal cast members, includingWendy Davis,Kim Delaney,Sally Press man, BrigidBrannagh,Sterling K.Brown, BrianMcNamara,Terry Serpico,Drew Fuller and Jeremy David son, who reunite to offer exclu sive insight into the show andtheir characters. Q: Can you tell me what happened to "Golden Boy"? Inever saw a finale episode forit. Is it gone for good? —Diane B., via email A: "Golden Boy" — which aired on CBS for one season —followed the meteoric rise ofWalter Clark, an ambitious copwho became the youngest policecommissioner in New YorkCity's history. The show starredTheo James, Chi McBride,Kevin Alejandro and BonnieSomerville, and was very wellreceived with glowing reviewsfrom critics and audiences alike. However, the show fell victim tothe old "mediocre ratings" syn drome, and was canceled after itsfreshman season. Q: I was glad to read in your column that "Game ofThrones" is returning to HBOon April 6. Does that mean sea son 3 will be out on DVD soon? —Doug C., via email A: Season three of the adven ture-fantasy series was releasedFeb. 18 on DVD. So now youcan now catch up on what you'vebeen missing, just in time forseason four. But keep all spoil ers, including "The Red Wed ding," close to the vest. READERS: I've discovered a wonderful new book series, andI want to share it with you. Newauthor Em Barrett has written"Leaving Green Island" and"The Almosts," which followthree 20-something girlfriends asthey navigate the present day —trying to find the right job, theright boyfriend and the right life.We also get a glimpse into thepast to see how they got wherethey are today. I tell you, I could n't put these books down, andnow, five of my readers won't beable to either. I am giving awayfive sets of these books in e-bookform (if you don't have an e-reader, you can still read them onyour computer). Simply send anemail to letters@cindyelavsky.com and tell me to enter you inthe book giveaway contest, orsend a letter to: Cindy Elavsky,King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL32853-6475. Deadline is April30, 2014.Write to Cindy at King FeaturesWeekly Service, P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her atletters@cindyelavsky.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky In Other Action The Wauchula City Commissionalso discussed the followingitems during the 2-hour, 20-minute meeting on Feb. 10. Allmembers were present exceptRussell Smith. —named the Paige Waters home at 708 E. Palmetto Streetfor the curb appeal award forFebruary. —applauded Sandy Chesnut as the 2013 Employee of theyear. —noted Commissioner Neda Cobb had completed the FloridaLeague of Cities municipal offi cer training. —approved second reading of Ordinance 2014-01 re-estab lishing the Code EnforcementBoard and Magistrate System forenforcement and first reading ofOrdinance 2014-02 updating thealcohol beverage laws. —held a Fair Housing public workshop and reviewed stan dards. People cannot be discrim inated in the sale or rental,finance or brokerage in housingbecause of race, color, sex, reli gion, origin, familial status orhandicap. There must be a sys tem to document all complaints,which are to be sent to the fed eral Housing and Urban Devel opment (HUD) Southeast office,Five Points Plaza, 40 MariettaSt., 16th Floor, Atlanta, Ga.30303-2806. —recessed and met as the pension board and reconvened asa commission to approve pen sion board amendments, adver tising for a pension boardattorney and invoices from GrayRobinson. —declared the city grove as surplus preparing it for sale, andalso declared a list of 10 piecesof equipment, generators, vehi cles, mowers, etc. as surplus. —approved purchase of a truck for the utility departmentand the financing arrangementsfor purchase of three police ve hicles, which should be receivedwithin 90 days. —recessed and met as a Community RedevelopmentAgency (CRA) board and recon vened as a commission to ap prove the CRA actions, includingawarding best bid of ReddingLawn Care for the CRA and citylandscaping projects, which willrelieve the parks and groundsstaff for other duties. It was announced that Paint The Town for this year is May10, the Slice of Life historicalevent will be March 29, the citywill work with the HardeeCounty Industrial DevelopmentAuthority on development of theincubator project in the oldScotty’s Building on U.S. 17South, and work on historicmarkers and historical photopanel boards to put in windowsof vacant downtown buildings isunder way. —announced Peace River Park’s Walk ‘n Talk tours will beon Feb. 26 and March 8, both be ginning at 9 a.m. with KaytonNedza as tour guide.The next commission workshopwill be March 3 at 5 p.m. andregular meeting at on March 10at 6 p.m. Both will be held incommission chambers in His toric City Hall, 225 E. Main St.,Wauchula. 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. 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4C The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 _______________________________ IN 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 of 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.com2:20,27c ____________________________________ _______________________________ 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 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, 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 pursuant to a Summary Final Judg ment 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 BEGINNING; 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_______________________________ _______________________________ 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_______________________________TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGPLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014, 6:00 PM The Town of Zolfo Springs Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing regarding the following amendment to the Town of Zolfo Springs Comprehensive Plan. AN AMENDMENT TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; SPECIFICALLY, AMENDING THE ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT AND UP DATING THE 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN. The Town of Zolfo Springs Planning and Zoning Board will consider these proposed amendments on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible. The hearing shall be held at the Zolfo Springs Town Hall Commission Chambers, 3210 US Highway 17; Zolfo Springs, Florida. At the meeting interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. The hearing may be continued by the Planning and Zoning Board under appropriate circumstances. Copies of the proposed amendments are available for inspection and review with the Town Clerk from between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk prior to or during the meeting. Persons are advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, at his or her own expense and effort, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. 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. 2:27cCollectingQ: I have an origi nal Boston Herald newspaper published Nov. 23, 1963, report ing the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas. What is this newspa per worth? I have been told it belongs in a mu seum. Edward, Nashua, N.H. A: Your newspaper is, per haps, worth about $25. It is not rare or all that collectible. The fact that it is a Boston paper makes it a little more interesting, but doesn't elevate it in value all that much. The newspapers of the JFK assassination that collec tors scramble for are the ones that were published in Dallas during the day before and the ac tual date of the event. Keep in mind that hundreds of millions of newspapers were published about this tragic event, and most sell in shops and at antiques malls generally in the $15 to $25 range. As I often state in this column, there are always ex ceptions. Q: I have a collection of signed and designer jewelry, including pieces by Napier, Marvello, Kramer, Judy Lee, Worthington Money and Sarah Coventry. Can you provide me with the name of someone who can help me de termine values and perhaps buy these items? Charlotte, Okeechobee, Fla. A: Costume and designer jewelry have increased in value during the past decade or so. There are several excellent references, includ ing "Warman's Jewelry: Identification & Price Guide" by Christie Romero, and "Warman's Vintage Jewelry: Identi fication & Price Guide" by Leigh Leshner, both published by Krause Books. These guides are filled with images in full color with descriptions and values for more than 2,000 pieces of both vintage and costume jewelry. Janet Gaynor has bought and sold vintage and costume jew elry for more than three decades. She is knowledgeable and can help you. Her contact is P.O. Box 35038, Tucson, AZ 85740; and 520-615-1544. Q: I am sending you a pic ture of a flour shaker that I think is at least 40 years old. Is it worth keeping? Alice, Rio Rancho, N.M. A: What you have is a Jean nette Jadite Ring flour shaker that is quite collectible and worth about $75 in good condition. Collectors should be cautious buying this line, however, since reproductions have flooded the marketplace. 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 per sonally answer all reader questions. Do not send any ma terials requiring return mail.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Daniel Gagne, 51 Sherrington, Quebec, Canada, and Guylaine Boudreault, 53, Sherring-ton, Quebec, Canada. Robert Logan Barker, 39, of Wauchula, and Yvonne Elaine Adams, 38, Wauchula. Dale Eugene Roberts, 34, Wauchula, and Angela Diane Delaney, 33, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently in county court. American South Realty Corp. vs. Brenda Sandoval, judgment for tenant eviction. Country Manor Apartments vs. Jesus Anaya et al, judgment for tenant eviction. Midland Funding vs. Herman Smith, order approving stipulated settlement and dis missing case. There was no misdemeanor court as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Yaminah Salaam vs. Willie Harris, petition for injunction for protection. Frank D. Greeson vs. the state Department of Corrections (DOC), petition to review in mate situation. Timothy Cowart vs. Tommy Parker (two cases), petition for injunction for protection Jose Gutierrez vs. Argie Ramoa, petition for injunction for protection. Juventino Munoz-Perez vs. Jose Castillo-Vasquez, petition for injunction for protection. Amanda Clair vs. Chris-to pher Woods, petition for injunction for protection. Alicia D. Ross and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Dale Richard Hettech, peti tion for administrative child sup port order. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Beatrice M. Juarez and DOR vs. Juan Manuel Juarez IV, order. Severiano E. Rivera and Sara Alicia Prieto Riveria, amended order. David Howell and Eunice Howell vs. Ashley Howell Hines, order. Tiffany N. Keeton and Jessie Keeton Jr., divorce. Shane P. Grantham and Kristen Kay McNeil Grantham, stip ulated judgment. Shaila Rahman Hossain and Ramel M. Hossain, order. Andrea Rosales and DOR vs. Frankie Reyna, order on child support contempt. Rosa Marie Rodriguez and DOR vs. Frankie Reyna, order on child support contempt. Rebecca Villegas and DOR vs. Frankie Reyna, order on child support contempt. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Christina Aurea Harrelson et al, judgment of mortgage foreclo sure. James B. Nutter & Co. vs. Lurena Blandin et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Deonna C. Brantley et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. Sylvia Sanchez and DOR vs. Michael Paul Sanchez, order on child support contempt. Norma Lopez and DOR vs. Ernest Wayne Wheeler, order on child support contempt. Theresa Denise Bostick and DOR vs. Mark Alan Bostick, order on child support contempt. Topeika White and DOR vs. Cedric David Williams, order on child support contempt. Amanda Kae Sunday and DOR vs. Homer Curtis Kirk, order on child support contempt. Amanda Alcantar and DOR vs. David Ochoa, order on child support contempt. Letitia Ann Bostick Crews vs. Mark Alan Bostick, order on child support contempt. Jose Gutierrez vs. Argie Ramos, petition for injunction for protection denied. Hugh Kunselman and Florida prisoners vs. Governor Rick Scott, petition of Jan. 13, 2014 denied. There was no felony crimi nal court last week because it was trial week. The following cases were settled. Armando Hinojosa, violation of probation (original charge possession of drug parapherna lia), probation revoked, 364 days in jail, $300 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, fees and costs. Heather Pavolini, violation of probation (original charges two counts possession of drug paraphernalia), probation re-voked, 364 days in jail, $300 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, fees and costs. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Mirtha V. Ponce-Calderon to Edward Rios and Elisavet C. Rios $47,000. Lee Tapager to Rich Holtzee and Allen Zoellick, $30,000 Lealon H. Childs to Kenneth E. and Josephine M. Thompson, $29,000. Donald H. and Rose M. Sum mers to Robert S. Wil-liams, $60,000.

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February 27, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C 2:20,27c 2:27c Dear Editor: To: Fifth Generation Residents of Hardee County ... A few thoughts:Ancient Egypt coalesced 5,000 years ago. One of thegreatest civilizations. Theirachievements included quarry ing, surveying and constructiontechniques that facilitated thebuilding of monumental pyra mids, temples, and obelisks; asystem of mathematics, a practi cal and effective system of med icine, irrigation systems andagricultural production tech niques, the first known ships,glass technology, new forms ofliterature, and the earliest knownpeace treaty. Egypt today is in trouble. A car bomb blew up less that twomiles from the pyramids yester day. The population of Cairo isalmost eight million (almost aNYC). When I was there on the eve of 9/11, slums abutted thepyramids. Tourists do not visitEgypt today. When tourists vis ited Egypt, it was to marvel atthe accomplishments of their an cestors, not what their de-scen dants did to their legacy. Barely a week goes by that someone in Hardee County doesnot proclaim which generationthey came from. Ms. MonicaReas started her re-marks fromthe BOCC podium recently with“I’m a __ generation HardeeCountian.” Repre-sentative BenAlbritton began his Letter to theEditor dodging his complicity inthe bankrupt LifeSync grant bysaying, “I’m a __ generation ...” Mrs. Krystin Chapman, in herrebuttal to my letter to the editortitled, “A Better Way For theIDA,” wrote, “I’m a ___ gener ation ... Heck, the Florida Secre tary of Agriculture AdamPutnam at Streamsong made the same claim. Honestly, if I were a fifth gen eration descendant living inHardee County today, I wouldnot brag about it. I also wouldnot expect that distinction togarner extra points when itcomes to getting jobs and boardappointments. It does, but itshouldn’t. The economic demo graphics of our county are pa thetic. Mrs. Krystin Chapmanwarns about listening to “out siders” from Chicago andMiami because they do notknow what is best for HC. Be cause they are not fifth genera tion? As Hardee County slides down the economic ladder, welive with the results of nepotismand cronyism from insiders thatstay inside by keeping outsidersout. Folks, it is literally that sim ple. A loser’s bet, to say theleast, but keeping a tight circleof cronies in public positionsgives them first dibs on up to$10 million per year in publicslush money for anything theycook up. How about a non-eval uated, USDA inspected com mercial kitchen incubator in anold hardware store that employstheir friends and relatives withpublic money? No denying, the accomplish ments of the first generations arespectacular. “A Land Remem bered,” by Patrick Smith tells ofwhat was given so their childrenwould have a better life in cen tral Florida. He also wrote aboutthe plight of migrant workers(“Angel City”) who also sacri ficed for the bounties now beingspent by the fifth generation. Let’s not forget, the ancestors were also outsiders. They werenot dependent on public welfare(crony derived jobs and assis tance). They used all availableinformation from other emi grants to build the legacy that isnow being dismantled — onebite at a time. Not until the cycle of tired, unimaginative and scared isola tionists from ___ generationwelcome newcomers with aworld of talent and experience,will this county stand a chance. Henry KuhlmanFort Green Letter To The Editor County Would BenefitFrom Fresh Perspective Do Big Dogs Equal Stronger Economy? Is our growing preference for larger dog breeds a sign that theeconomy is recovering? Accord ing to the American KennelClub, that's a possibility. “Owning bigger breeds — an economic indicator of sorts —have been on the rise during thepast five years,” said Lisa Peter son, an AKC representative. “Asthe economy has improved, peo ple are turning back to the bigdogs they love, which cost moreto feed and care for than thesmaller breeds that saw a rise inpopularity in 2007 and 2008.” That's an odd statement to make, considering the most pop ular large dogs have never beenout of the AKC's annual top 10breeds. The Labrador Retrieverhas held the No. 1 spot for 23years, and the German Shepherdand Golden Retriever consis tently make the top five. TheDachshund and the YorkshireTerrier are the only small breedsto consistently break into the top10. It raises questions about what the AKC thinks of dog owners. What were we doing when wewere supposedly out of love withbig dogs six years ago? Whatabout owners who prefer smallerdogs? While financial problems are often cited as a reason for ownersto neglect or abandon their dogs,the size of the dog isn't thebiggest cause. Smaller breedscan cost just as much or more tocare for, and I've met many own ers who would gladly go hungryto make sure their pet has food. Owners have many reasons forchoosing the pet they bring intothe family. Economic concernsare an important consideration,but responsible owners considera lot of factors, such as the breed,its size, potential behavioral orhealth issues, apartment orhomeowner association rules,and local pet ordinances. It's irresponsible of the AKC to correlate breed size with growthor dampening of the economyand smacks of bias by the organ ization.Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Paw s Corner By Sam Mazzotta MUSICAL ENTERTAINERS PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Leon Jacobs Jr. of Lawrenceville, Ga., is a star performeron the keyboard for the Dennis Lee Show at the annualFlorida State Fair in Tampa. They also perform at the an nual Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Singer Dennis Leeof Clearwater and Memphis, Tenn., is shown singing withAlex Knight, 20, and her twin sister, Katie Knight. They livein Palm Beach Gardens with their mother Kristen Knight.The girls were born at 30 weeks and are living with cere bral palsy. Alex, wearing a necklace, weighed 3 pounds,2 ounces at birth, and Katie weighed 2 pounds, 15ounces.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, February 27, 2014 NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER REGISTRATION AND NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSEPursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given to the following person(s) to show cause why they should not be disqualified as a registered voter: Thayson L Quinn 3368 Jack Jones Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Scottie Dale Boyles 404 N 7th Ave Apt A Wauchula, FL 33873 Tomeka C Cozart 1525 US Highway 17 North Bowling Green, FL 33834 The above individuals are notified to show cause why his/her name should not be removed from the voter registration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and removal of your name from the statewide voter registration system. For further information and instruction, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30 days of publication of this notice. Jeffery Ussery Supervisor of Elections Hardee County La NOTA DE VOTANTE INVALIDO La MATRICULA Y la NOTA para MOSTRAR la CAUSA Segn Seccin 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, la nota por la presente es dada a la persona (s) siguiente para mostrar la causa por qu ellos no deben ser descalificados como un votante registrado: Thayson L Quinn 3368 Jack Jones Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Scottie Dale Boyles 404 N 7th Ave Apt A Wauchula, FL 33873 Tomeka C Cozart 1525 US Highway 17 North Bowling Green, FL 33834 encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa por qu su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de matrcula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro de 30 das tendr como resultado una determinacin de ineligibility por el Supervisor y la eliminacin de su nombre del sistema a todo el estado de matrcula de votante. Para la informacin y la instruccin adicionales, avise al Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 das de la publicacin de esta nota. Jeffery Ussery El Supervisor de Condado de Elecciones Hardee 2:27c2014 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDSMeetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida unless otherwise noted BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF March 06th at 8:30 a.m. and 20th at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session 02/14/14 at 8:30 a.m. FAC Legislative Day 03/27/14 Tallahassee Commissioners going up on 03/25/14 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF March th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF March 06th CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street MONTH OF March 10th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF March 03rd LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled. HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF March 18th at 5:30 p.m. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter con sidered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap peal is to be based. 2:27nc 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 Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 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 NOTICE VACANCIES ON ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AGENCYThe Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for persons interested in serving on the Hardee County Enterprise Zone Development Agency. The Agency shall consist of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 13 members, and shall contain at least one member from the local financial or insurance entities, the business operating within the nominated area, residents living in the nominated area, non-profit community based organizations operating within the nominated area, the local workforce board, the local code enforce ment agency and the local law enforcement agency. Applications are available on the countys website www.hardeecounty.net or at the County Managers Office, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. For more information, please call 863/773-9430. Rick Knight, Chair 2:27c Dear Editor: The tree. One morning I awoke around 3 a.m. I took my dog MJ out for his walk. The yard seemed to be lit up well enough to see where you were going. The big tree in my back yard caught my eyes. It was almost bare. You could see right through the tree. It did not look as big, without all the leaves on it. As I was thinking upon this tree, this thought came to me. This tree has been through at least three hurricanes, yet it still stands. The tree has roots (God) that are strong and wellgrounded. The tree itself repre sents Jesus. All the branches that spring out in every direction they are we, the Christians. The leaves that fall are like the word of God. The roots of the tree are grounded and well nourished. They supply life to the tree, which in turn bare the leaves and possibly fruit. Even when changes (seasons) come, it still lives on. Sometimes it may look dead, but it is not. When the leaves fall, the wind (Holy Spirit) blows them everywhere. We are the branches that stretch out in every direction (the world). Everything in life should re flect Christ. We have Gods word and the Holy Spirit with us. He supplies all our needs. God is life. Our life is in God. We Christians are called to go forth into this world, showing others Christ as our example. The Holy Spirit enables us to reach the lost. We can be like the tree, re flecting Christ, the Holy Spirit and God. Just a thought, keeping God and His word in my heart, grounded. His word brings forth life. When well-nourished we grow. Stretch forth and grow, spread the life of Christ. Let the Holy Spirit give you direction. Yours in Christ Jesus, Sheila Miller Wauchula Letter To The Editor An Old Tree Reminds Her Of Life With God If we cannot talk with reason, then there is really no reason to talk at all, now is there? The following three words can be used to define a most miser able life. Lets say that we have money and it really does not matter how much in this illustration. So we POSSESS the money, but in time we become OBSESSED with it, which leads us to preoccupy intensely or abnormally, and this leads us to become DEPRESSED, which could give us a very miserable life. But the eye of this storm is greed. Remember that old military saying, the rules of engagement? Well, I also believe it must apply to marital engagements as well. So let us throw this into the pot. I am sure you have heard that all things are fair in love an war. Right? So with everything considered here, saying the rules of engagements and what it means, we have just dug up a world war one and two. Excuse me please. I am getting out of Dodge. We have got this new heater which has two separate switches. With switch 1, turn it on and you have got heat around the clock. I mean good and hot, the kind of heat that would have Old Man Winter leaving your house with icicles dripping off of him. But now switch 2 has absolutely no heat. However, you will see a log laying inside the heater with red embers and make-believe flames. How ever, with this scene you will feel warm anyway but you are not. It is all your imagination, so I call it my physicological heater. Some say that money talks, but all I know is when I take money along with me to buy something, I always have to do the interpreta tions for it. My Pa always told me to never kick a dog when he is down, but I asked if he is too sorry to get up, what do I do then? Did you know that one stroke of the tongue can cause you more damage than the hoofbeats of a thousand horses rumbling through the dark of night. What is an excuse? It is just what it is, used most times to pass the blame on somebody else or something else. However, believe me when I tell you they pile up quickly with those we pass them out to. Excuses are the generator that gets some people through life. And by the way, just in case you did not know, there is no one who col lects them. I am ready. I am prepared. I deserve it. I have earned myself a big slice of the good life. Every time I see Democratic Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi on TV, she leaves me confused. However, I would suggest to everyone concerned, please keep a whip of any size out of her hands. I sometimes think hard people suffer from a soft brain. Jokes & PhilosophiesBy Truman A. Thomas

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Donna Patterson of Wauchula is the grand-prize winner of The Her ald-Advocate’s 14th annual PioneerPark Days Cover-Art Contest. Though this is the first time Pat terson has entered our Cover-ArtContest, it is not the first time adrawing of hers is on our cover.Prior to the start of this annual con test, Patterson’s work appeared onour cover a couple years in a row. Welcome home, Donna!Patterson is an art teacher at Wauchula Elementary School, a po sition she has enjoyed for 19 years.“I love teaching those kids,” shesays. “I love seeing the faces, theeyes of those children if you put anA on their artwork.” Though her teaching career did not begin until her own childrenstarted graduating from high school,her love of art intensified immedi ately after her own graduation. Pat terson explains she never took artclasses in school, but enrolled in theRingling School of Art after highschool. Soon, she met and married hus band Laron. Four sons followed:Jerry, now in Colorado Springs,Colo.; Keith, of Wauchula; Brian, ofBradenton; and Daniel, ofWauchula. After son Jerry graduated from high school, Patterson returned toclasses, earning a Bachelor’s De gree in Art Education and, later, aMaster’s Degree in EducationalLeadership. She decided to enter this year’s contest after experimenting withblack-and-white art. “I had beenplaying with pen and ink some, andI just wanted to try it and see what Icould do. The contest was kind of the catalyst to get me back into it.” Her inspiration came from an ac tivity as simple as cleaning out adesk drawer. “I found the pictures ofthe old truck that Laron took a cou ple years ago, so that truck was my inspiration.” Her model was missingsome important features, but shefilled in the gaps and created thatold farm truck out by the cabin weare enjoying now on our cover. Patterson says she was “pleas antly surprised” to learn her drawingbecame the judges’ overall favorite. Congratulations, Donna Patter son! —Cynthia KrahlManaging Editor Rebekah EreksonWins Claim ToThe Back Cover Eleven-year-old Rebekah Erek son’s drawing has won the honor ofappearing on the back cover of thisyear’s Pioneer Park Days specialsection. Judges cited the variety and detail of her work. “There’s a lot of art on this page!” judge William Bruce Smithsaid. “The details are the best.” “I enjoyed the use of multi-sub jects,” our artist judge declared. “Itcovers the gambit of Pioneer ParkDays. And judge Jane Long noted, “This artist put in a lot of time andeffort.” She was impressed by the“knowledge of Hardee County asCucumber Capital” and “loved thepigtails and the detail on the horse.” Rebekah is the daughter of Denise and Ronny Erekson ofBowling Green. She is a home-schooled fifth grader who plays softball, raisesrabbits along with her sisters and isin the 4-H Club. Rebekah likes todraw, just as older sister Abigaildoes. Congratulations, Rebekah, and see you at Pioneer Park Days! And The Winners Are … A total of 15 adults and seven children entered The Herald-A dvocate’s 14th annual Pioneer Park Days Cover-Art Contest. Our three judges – William Bruce Smith, chief judge of the 10th Ju dicial Circuit; Jane Long, director of Pioneer Park Days; and an art afi cionado who wishes to remain anonymous – labored longer over thisyear’s entries than in any year past. They marveled over the talent displayed by each and every artist who entered, and noted a half-dozen or more drawings were equallymatched. Final selections were an arduous task. For the second year in a row, a tie was declared in the Adult Division, this time for second-place honors. Regrettably, in the Children’s Di vi sion, judges disqualified three entries for Contest Rules violations. In the end, final tabulations gave the prizes to: ADULTS First Place, $100 – Donna Patterson, Wauchula Second Place, $50 – Myrna Miller, WauchulaSecond Place, $50 – Janice Nicholson, Bowling Green Third Place, $25 – Amanda Wilson, Bowling Green CHILDREN First Place, $25 – Rebekah Erekson, Bowling GreenSecond Place, $15 – Renell Herrera, Bowling Green Third Place, $10 – Lyria Hrabal, Wauchula In addition to the cash prizes, Pioneer Park Days D irector Jane Long, in representing Hardee County, has awarded all of these talented chil dren with two free five-day passes to this year’s event. She noted therange of ages in these young artists and said they are all winners. Shehopes they are inspired to continue their artwork. We, and the judges, thank all of you for your beautiful work. It is our privilege to publish all the winning entries here in this section for all ofour readers to enjoy! PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON Artist Donna Patterson with her first-place drawing. Meet Cover-Art Contest Winner Donna Patterson! T T h h e e H H e e r r a a l l d d A A d d v v o o c c a a t t e e p p r r o o u u d d l l y y p p r r e e s s e e n n t t s s e e x x c c e e r r p p t t s s f f r r o o m m t t h h e e b b o o o o k k “ “ H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y : : I I t t s s H H e e r r i i t t a a g g e e a a n n d d P P e e o o p p l l e e ” ” b b y y t t h h e e l l a a t t e e S S p p e e s s s s a a r r d d S S t t o o n n e e o o f f W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a i i n n t t h h i i s s P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s s s p p e e c c i i a a l l s s e e c c t t i i o o n n . Staff from the Zolfo Springs Post Office will be at the Cracker Trail Post Office during Pioneer Park Days. Visit it anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday or from 10 a.m. unt il noon on Saturday. 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Page 3 Welcome To Pioneer Park Days 2014 46th Annual Festival By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate There’s a combination of the new and the old for visitors to PioneerPark Days 2014. The new includes lots of chil dren’s activities, several new enter tainers and a variety of yesteryearhandcrafts. The old includesfavorites in the entertainment pavil ion, antique cars, tractors and otherequipment of olden times, the foodvendors and flywheel exhibitors. Nestled at the corner of U.S. 17 and SR 64 in Zolfo Springs,Pioneer Park is a 100-acre countyfacility, which takes a week eachyear to celebrate history. This yearit is Feb. 26-March 2. Cost is $2daily or $5 for a weekly pass. There will be no shuttle bus this year as it wasn’t used often enough. Instead, there will be parking in the county lot south of the westentrance to the park. There will alsobe some parking inside between thepavilion and kids area, and motor cycle parking in the main lot off thedouble drive. Parking is $5. Much of the fun will center around the west side of the park.Just inside the west entrance will bea children’s area with a barrel train,pony rides, a bounce house andother activities. The slides andswings are in the usual play areaover by the Peace River bank. When they need a break, they can step across the lot to the WildlifeRefuge and stroll along the 100-foot boardwalk while viewing bob cats, deer, bears and other wild ani mals in their natural habitat. Cost is$4.28 for adults, $2.14 for ages 6 to12 and children under 5 free. Just past the refuge is the enter tainment pavilion, with all kinds ofmusic and fun from noon to 9 p.m.daily. (See entertainment story else where in this issue.) A tram, or people-mover, will Moving on to the west, there are several hundred flea market boothsoffering all kinds of interesting items, including fruits and home made preserves, toys, clothing andT-shirts, and a variety of craft items. Come and spend a day or two. There’s plenty to see and do andtime to sit and enjoy the entertain ment while tired feet and feelingsare rejuvenated. Whether you’re interested in a look back into local history or aview of the country a hundred yearsago, the Cracker Trail Museum inPioneer Park displays over 4,500artifacts and oddities for you toperuse. Museum Curator Judith George adds that there will be demonstra tions of handcrafts from pioneerdays, including using the loom,spinning wheel, walking wheel,and soap-making. There also willbe a Native American volunteercreating jewelry and folks practic ing quilt-making. Author/artist Patricia Stebelton, creator of inspirational fiction inevery genre from suspense toromance, will be on hand onFriday. Pioneer Village, the buildings that include the Hart Cabin, BryantBlacksmith Shop, the Cracker TrailPost Office, the Smokehouse andthe old Outhouse, will be open forfolks to tour. Mike McIntire will be the “blacksmith on duty” once again atthe blacksmith shop, and mail willbe sent from the Post Office duringPioneer Park Days thanks to thestaff from the Zolfo Springs PostOffice. A large area of the museum is dedicated to military history, withpictures and information on HardeeCountians who have served thisnation. Uniforms and insignias,articles and artifacts all help folksappreciate the sacrifice militarymen and women make to keep free dom alive. Bringing Hardee, Florida and U.S. history together for folks tosee and experience at the museumbrings an important sense of com munity and both uniqueness andsimilarities. Don’t miss Pioneer Park Days, and stop by the museum whereadmission is free during the five-day event. Call (863) 735-0119 for informa tion, to rent park buildings, or toask about donating items to themuseum. To learn more, visit its website at hardeecounty.net/crackertrailmuse um or its Facebook page at face book.com/crackertrail museum. See you at the park! take folks from one end to the otherin the huge park. At the extreme east end is Pioneer Village, centered aroundthe museum with more than 3,500artifacts. Museum fees are waivedthis week. Mike McIntyre willagain be at the C.A. BryantBlacksmith Shop and WendellSmith will be at the Hart Cabinexplaining life in the time of hisgrandfather. There will be a larger antique car show just south of the 1914Baldwin wood-burning locomo tive, and the Cracker Trail PostOffice will be open on Friday andSaturday to let people get a special2014 Pioneer Park cancellationstamp. The Florida Frontiersmen will set up camp in the village area, withclothing and cooking of theConfederate era. Crafts demonstra tions include a woman crochetingafghans, a spinning wheel, walkingwheel and loom, soap making, aNative American beading clothingand many others. Between the west and east activ ity centers, there’s lots more. In between, there are rows and rows of exhibitions of model steamand gas engines, antique tools, trac tors and farm equipment. Most ofthe exhibitors are friendly and gladfor folks to stop by and chat withthem. Next, situated nearly in the mid dle of the park are a couple of rowsof concession stands, featuring thebest of local breakfast, lunch andsnack items as well as soft drinks orcoffee. There are tables to sit andrest awhile. There are nearby rest rooms and a First Aid Station at theend of the concessioners’ EasyStreet. PPD DoubleJ Restaurant "$% #$r!$ 767-0771 # !#" #r % "# $!% !"$ Have Fun at Pioneer Park Days! Cracker Trail Museum: Fun For Free During PPD PPD Visit The Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park!

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Page 4 N N a a t t i i v v e e I I n n d d i i a a n n s s A A n n d d A A r r m m y y B B e e g g i i n n T T o o C C l l a a s s h h Excerpt 1 from Chapter One,“Indians, Trading Posts andForts.” When Florida was transferred by Spain to the United States in 1821,the territory was no longer thedomain of the Timucuan, Toco-bega, Calusa, Ais, Apalachee, andTequesta tribes the Spanish hadfound in the sixteenth century. Various causes, primarily war, diseases, slave raiding, and migra tion, had decimated them, and intoFlorida in the late eighteenth andearly nineteenth centuries frompresent-day Alabama had come the Upper Creeks and Seminoles. In South Florida, except for the 1767-founded settlements at BigHammock in today's HernandoCounty, they came as seasonalhunters, with parties dispersingfrom now Plant City, variously tothe Myakka range or east to thefords on Talakchopco hatchee(River of the Long Peas, alsoknown as Peas Creek and PeaceRiver), or thence to the Caloosa-hatchee River region. Wars initiated the flight of Seminoles to their settlements onthe Peace River. First the Patriot War of 1812-14 forced many fromAlachua to flee. Then in March1814 at the Battle of HorseshoeBend, Alabama, General AndrewJackson and his Lower Creeks andCherokees allies defeated the RedSticks Creeks (Upper Creeks),resulting in an exodus of over 1,000to Florida. General Jackson fol lowed up his victory soon after inthe First Seminole War of 1817-18by quickly subduing the Indians. InApril 1818, Peter McQueen (Tal-muches Hadjo), the Red Stickchief, and Oponay, the OckmulgeeCreek chief, eluded capture andfound haven in South Florida.Oponay settled near Lake Hancock,while McQueen located at Tala-kchopco in the vicinity of nowBartow and Homeland. After the deaths of Peter McQueen and Oponay in the early1820s, their settlements wereinhabited by other Indians. Manyof McQueen's Tallahassee movednorth to the Big Hammock.Seminoles, among whom wereyoung Billy Bowlegs (HolataMicco) and his mother BuckraWoman, were at Talakchopco byearly 1822. Seminoles, includingBowlegs, later moved to nowBowlegs Creek. Several hundred Indians were settled in this Peace River area bythe mid-1830s.Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. COURTESY IMAGE An 1839 map depicting the “Pease Creek” area, by Capt. J ohn McKay and Lt. J.E. Blake. Come Out and Enjoy the46thAnnualPIONEERPARKDAYS PPD Open Mon. ~ Fri. 7:00 am ~ 5:00 pm863-773-9466156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 22February 26ththruMarch 2nd !n# Ph: 863-735-1361 "rn Enjoy Pioneer Park Days Feb.26-Mar.2 Florida Fence Post Co., Inc. “The Post Prefered by Florida Cattlemen” PPD Fence PostBarn PolesLumberField FenceBarbed WireGatesLandscape Mulch After enjoying a day at Pioneer Park Days F F e e b b . 2 2 6 6 M M a a r r . 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Stop By Charlotte’s Webb Pub nrr863-735-8887 Good for a Free D RAFT or S ODA Only During P IONEER P ARK D AYS Feb. 26 March 2, 2014 PPD (Just 5 min. on east SR 64)

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Page 5 First Settlers Arrive In Peace River Valley Excerpt 2 from Chapter One,“Indians, Trading Posts andForts.” In 1843, after the Second Seminole War (1835-42), there re-mained in Florida only about 300Indians confined on reservationssouth and east of the peace river. Some 120-130 Seminoles (Muskogees), under Billy Bowlegs(Holata Micco), then lived nearLake Okeechobee and the Caloo-sahatchee River. Residing nearLake Istokpoga were about 100Mikasukies (early spelling), headedby Sam Jones (Arpeika), and someCreeks and Tallahassees, underHalpatter Tustenuggee. In 1843 General William J. Worth, U.S. Army commander inFlorida, to facilitate trade with theIndians, named Thomas P. Ken-nedy as Indian trader of the store atFort Brooke (Tampa). In 1845 Kennedy opened an Indian trading post at CharlotteHarbor. The hurricane of Septem-ber 1848 badly damaged the build ings of the trading post; where upon, Kennedy and his new part ner, John Darling, sought and weregranted permission to relocate at afork of Hatse Lotka (now PaynesCreek) and Peas Creek (PeaceRiver, near now Bowling Green),48 miles east southeast of Tampaand 51 miles by the route. In April 1849, Capt. George S. Payne, a 32-year-old former sailorand native of Cornwall, Connecti-cut, was clerk of the CharlotteHarbor store. He had grown to loveFlorida for its climate, access to thesea and natural beauty. While atCharlotte Harbor, he had met many Indians who had come in to tradeand had become well acquaintedwith Billy Bowlegs, chief of theSeminoles now on the Caloosa-hatchee River, and Sam Jones,chief of the Mikasukies at Lake Is-tokpoga. Although the Indians only num bered several hundred, he believedthere were 1,000 and feared theywere uneasy and might break outfrom their reservations and sweepthe country to the banks of the Suwannee. He, nevertheless, didnot consider himself in any imme diate danger. Payne, having been notified by his employers to relocate, loadedthe trade goods onto canoes andbegan the ascent up the river. Heobserved: "We came up the river 80miles & from the fact that it hadnever before been traveled by whitemen the journey, excepting rains,was rather interesting...lots of gamein the live oak hammocks on the banks & plenty of fish in thestream..." The completed store was a large log building, with upper and lowerfloors of pit-saw lumber and chim ney and floor to the kitchen. Paynesoon developed a plentiful tradewith the Indians, who, for suchitems as melons, potatoes, venison,deerskins, bearskins and beeswax,were offered a variety of merchan dise. Five tiers of shelves on two sides of the 22-foot-square store roomcontained a wide assortment ofgoods inclFirst Settlers ArriveIn Peace River Valleyuding rifles,powder, lead, flints, knives, brasskettles, tinware, domestic goods,tobacco, beads, blankets, redbroadcloth, Indian shawls andhandkerchiefs, a saddle, spurs, bri dles and bits, looking glasses, files, tools, hoes, hatchets, grindstones,combs, binding, salt and whiskey. To assist him Payne by June had hired Dempsey Whidden. Then onJuly 3, William McCullough, andhis wife, Nancy, sister of Dempsey,were engaged, respectively, asclerk and cook/housekeeper. Withthe couple was their seven-monthold daughter, Elisabeth FrancesMcCullough. James W. Whiddenand Mary Altman Whidden,Dempsey and Nancy's parents,lived six miles north of the postwhere by March 1849 they hadbecome the first white settlers ofthe Peace River Valley.Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. COURTESY IMAGES A scene similar to what the first settlers saw on the Peace R iver at what is now Bowling Green. Early inhabitants Nancy Whidden McCullough (1830-1908) and W illiam McCullough (1821-1890). S& SIrrigation & Farmers Supplyr !r! !n Enjoy The 2014 Pioneer Park Days! 127 N. George Burris Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873863-773-6255 PPD ./+&+ )* +$'&0'%!'()$&"*0n '&+r0,& PPD P P i i o o n n e e e e r r R R e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t t HOME COOKING FAMILY ATMOSPHERE S S e e e e Y Y o o u u D D u u r r i i n n g g P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s !

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Page 6 Indians Attack Trading Post! Excerpt 3 from Chapter One,“Indians, Trading Posts andForts.” On July 17, two parties of Indians came to the post. At aboutnoon, Echo Emathla Chopco,known as Chipco, a Tallahasseechief re-nowned for his hostility towhites, and three women came tothe store. After selling their goods, con sisting of venison, sweet potatoes,skins, beeswax and melons, ofwhich the latter Payne purchasedonly part as he did not think themelons would sell in New York toadvantage, Chipco stated that hewould return a pony he had recent ly purchased as not being such ashe had ordered. Appearing friendlier than usual, they lingered for several hoursbefore leaving. Then about thirtyminutes before sunset, four otherIndians, carrying only their riflesand acting in a bolder than normalmanner,arrived. After telling Payne they had a large pack of skins on the east sideof Peas Creek and wanted his boatto get them across, Payne repliedthat after supper he would assistthem in getting them over, but herefused their request to sleep in thestore. Payne and Whidden, to earlytwilight, stayed outside where theytalked with the Indians until calledin for supper; whereupon, they leftthe Indians, smoking their pipes. Unexpectedly, the Indians react ed violently. As Payne, Whidden and the McCulloughs began to eat, theIndians shot into the door, therebykilling Payne and Whidden andwounding William McCullough inhis left shoulder. The McCulloughsfled but were pursued by threeIndians who fired upon them,wounding both William and Nancy,William in the right thigh andNancy near the knee. Hiding until dark, they evaded their foes and, after much hardship,on July 20 arrived some twenty-five miles away at the Alafia homeof William J. "Jockey" Whiddenwhere the McCulloughs found thefamily of James W. and MaryWhidden, Nancy's parents, whohad fled their homestead after fourIndians had on July 19 shot into theWhidden home and wounded a son.As at the store, the Indians wereobserved to be sober. On July 20, a report was brought into the Fort Brooke (Tampa) garri son of the attack on the Whiddenfamily, and Lt. Gibbon with fourmen was sent to investigate.Returning the next morning, hereported that at Jockey Whidden'shomestead he had received confir mation not only of the attack on theWhidden family, but also fromWilliam McCullough of the tradingpost assault. Lt. John S. Garland, with a detachment of twenty-five men,was dispatched to the trading post,which they reached on July 23.Upon returning on July 25, Lt.Garland reported that he had foundthe trading house with its out build ings burned to the ground and anearby small bridge partiallydestroyed. They had found andburied the burned bodies of Payneand Whidden. Tracks were seen going to and from the store to the river, as if theIndians had engaged in bearing offthe goods, but a barrel of whiskey,found near the house, had beenuntouched. Whidden's camp hadbeen left undisturbed, with theexception of a small sum of moneytaken. The tragic news, combined with an express that arrived on July 22from the commander at FortMarion in St. Augustine to MajorW. W. Morris at Fort Brooke thatthe Indians on July 12 at the IndianRiver settlement had killed oneman and wounded another, seemedto confirm the settlers' fears of anIndian outbreak. Still Morris andother officers were disposed todoubt the Indians were determinedon another war, and instead focusedon the marauders as an outlawband. Rumors, however, spread like wildfire, and war seemed immi nent. Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. nrr(863) 773-3112 PPD Computer Chips(more MPG, more power)Custom Truck AccessoriesWe Do Tires andComputerized Alignments! Bill’s Muffler & Brake Service, Inc. Come see us for all your trailer hitch & exhaust needs Have a Great Time At Pioneer Park Days! Don’t Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102peaceriveradventures.com Enjoy Your Time AtPioneer Park Days! /#"& 0n&'"& 0'**"$r,&+"& 0n%("& 0"$$" +&($')* PPD Guns, Ammo, Gunsmithing, Hunting Supplies Shawn SmithOwner Email: rr Website: smithsouthernarms.com 610A N. 6th Ave 0 Wauchula 0 863-767-8890 PPD Pet Care Center!#""$n O O f f f f e e r r i i n n g g 3 3 F F R R E E E E S S p p a a y y / / N N e e u u t t e e r r A A M M o o n n t t h hT T h h i i s s I I n n c c l l u u d d e e s s : :Cardiac Respiratory Monitoring Nail Trim / Ear Cleaning Courtesy CHECK OUT OUR PET VET VACCINATION PRICES%Dog & Cat Packs Start At (with Heartworm Test $ $ 5 5 5 5 ) )%Kitten & Puppy Packs 6 6-'&/&',)-')"+ r)+.')%&$)',+* ,!* -'$,+"'&r)+ ,)n'%')+"* )'&+$"&We Accept All Major Credit Cards PPD

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By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The selection is as varied as it comes. Visitors to Pioneer Park Days 2014 can pick the times they wantto just sit and listen to some of thebest bluegrass, gospel, country andvariety available. There are the regulars, who have been coming for years, and severalnew groups to entertain listeners.And, don’t miss the youngsters ofBailey Dance Academy when theyperform on Saturday at 11 a.m. Allthe other days, music ranges fromnoon to 9 p.m. The entertainment kicked off at noon Wednesday with John Sum meral bringing his unique blend ofcountry and gospel music. He’ll beon again at noon and 4 p.m. on Fri day. Other individuals and duets will take their turns. Ron & Sharon Fra zier come from Indiana with theircountry gospel, Richard Kiser pres ents his special finger-picking guitarstyle, while Bakey & Betty (PaulScavarda and wife Teresa) performjazz and orchestral music with aflair. Then, there’s the Porchdogs, gui tarist Andy Burr and accordionistGreg Tollion, specialists in cajunand zydeco music and the Cunning-Hams, an Okeechobee group featur ing unusual instruments such as thedobro, mandolin and pedal steel aswell as banjo and guitar in a blendof ragtime, old country and blue grass. Mercy Seat provides countrygospel vocals with lighthearted ac companiment. Again, there is a variety of groups to enjoy. The Little Roy and Lizzy show brings legendary Lewis family blue grass gospel with stories, acting andmany instruments. Highway 41South comes from the Gulf Coastwith flat picking, mandolin andvocal harmony. The GenerationsBluegrass Band is traditional blue grass from the Rogers family andRyan Clark. Enjoy the band Anastazia from upstate New York, a family of 10 ontheir winter tour down the Floridacoast, with kids ages 3-16 playingall kinds of instruments. The South ern Express Bluegrass Band comesfrom Polk County with acoustic gui tar, fiddle and other instruments in avocal, musical blend sure to enter tain. Rounding out the program are the Melody Makers, Noah Carter, Indi ana Grass Roots, Spencer & spencerand Gospel Jubilee. Come, take a seat, and stay a spell in the Nickerson-Ullrich Pavil ion to enjoy the variety offered forPioneer Park 2014. Music As Varied As The Number Of Notes! PPD 2014!! We are banking on you to have a great time at Pioneer Park Days 2014406 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula773-4136 RJ PPD P P a a g g e e 7 7

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Excerpt 4 from Chapter One, “Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts.” An express rider along his entire route from Tampa to Palatka, terri fied the settlers with a bogus reportthat 100 warriors had appeared inforce at Peas Creek and forced thedetachment under Lt. Garland to re treat. By July 24, Capt. John C. Casey, the Indian agent, had concluded thatKennedy and Darlingand their associate Micajah Brown,who also was Hillsborough Coun-ty's state senator, were anxious forwar. Darling, by July 28, had surmised that the same marauding party hadnot perpetrated the two attacks, andthe store assault was composed of a large number of Indians due in partto the distant between the two pointsand the quantity of goods removedfrom the store. He was convincedthat at the last green corn dance inthe latter part of June the Indianshad determined to make war. Thatthey had not proffered satisfactionfor the crimes, he concluded provedthe aggressions had the sanction ofthe Indian nation and to secure themurderers a military force sufficientto whip the whole Indian nationwould be required. Col. Jesse Carter of Tampa, who had accompanied Lt. Garland to theburned store, related that at the at tack on Peas Creek the Indians hadobtained twelve new rifles, two orthree kegs of powder, and nearly Troops Arrive On The Scene one hundred pounds of lead and wasconvinced war had commenced. The frontiersmen of Hillsborough County were panic-stricken. Aban doning their homes, they assembledtheir families in block houses whilethe men organized to scout and lookafter their crops and cattle. Joining the exodus was the Peace River Valley's other pioneer settlers,the Rigdon Brown family, near nowBartow. Their reaction mirrored thepioneers of the east coast wherefrom the Miami River to north ofPalatka many settlements and cropswere deserted as they fled to thenearest towns although, except at In dian River, not an Indian track hadbeen seen. An overwhelming military buildup to rally the settlers began.Governor William D. Moseley byAugust 3 called into service twocompanies of mounted volunteers(175 men) to occupy the line be tween Smyrna and Tampa in posts of20 to 25 men. On August 10, Capt.Dell's company of mounted statemilitia from Newnansville arrived atTampa and was followed the nextday by Capt. Fisher's mounted com pany from Tallahassee. Additionally, by August 14, five companies of federal troops nearFlorida were ordered to Indian Riverand Peas Creek; also, the 7th In fantry from Jefferson barracks inMissouri was dispatched to TampaBay. From Pensacola on August 17,the steamship Alabama with compa nies A, C, F, L and M of the 4th Ar tillery docked at Tampa, and onAugust 24 General David E. Twiggsand staff arrived, with GeneralTwiggs assuming command of thearmy in Florida on August 25. OnSeptember 13, the steamer AngloSaxon arrived with five companiesof the 7th Infantry. Meanwhile the Indians had initi ated peace overtures. Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. Recycle Drop Off Center Open Mon.-Fri. 8-5 PPD H H a a v v e e a a G G r r e e a a t t T T i i m m e e a a t t H H a a v v e e a a G G r r e e a a t t T T i i m m e e a a t t P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 ! P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 ! HardeeCounty Disposal n#4<38*3)@%&:(-:1& Office: 863-773-6079 P P a a g g e e 8 8 Authentic Mexican & American Food Family Owned & Operated Since 1968 Zolfo Springs (863) 735-0677 Take-Outs AvailableS n Cr r Wr F S PPD A A c c a a p p u u l l c c o o C C a a f f e e P P e e a a c c e e R R i i v v e e r r B B e e e e s s S S k k i i n n C C a a r r e eHope to Bee seeing you at Pioneer Park Days Feb. 26 March 2, 2014!735-1679 www.peaceriverbees.com PPD We Service All Brands Of G G o o l l f f C C a a r r t t s s & & L L a a n n u u i i p p m m e e n n t t We Also Sell Golf Carts PAUL’SSMALLENGINEREPAIR E E n n j j o o y y T T h h e e 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4P P i i o o n n e e e e r r P P a a r r k k D D a a y y s s ! CALLFOROURSPECIALS773-4400829 BOSTICKRDnOWLINGGREENRoad Runs Beside Torrey Oak Golf Course( !" #$ PPD Nicholas’Family RestaurantHave Fun at Pioneer Park Days! PPD 615 North Hwy 17 Wauchula773-2333Sunday 7am 8pm; Closed Monday; Tuesday Saturday 7am 9pm($$"$ !()"#"#"#&* ((!#'(n (!#"r" & & G G r r i i l l l l e e 216-218-222 W. Main St. Downtown Wauchula863-773-2007H H o o u u r r s s: : M M o o n n. – –S S a a t t. 1 1 1 1 a a m m – – 9 9p p m mB B a a r r O O p p e e n n U Un n t t i i l l 1 1 a a m m C C l l o o s s e e d d S S u u n n d d a a y y s s Wednesdays W W n n s sAfter 4 pm Minimum of 6w%&')*+ ,-'/0123Thursdays a a a a e ewith DJ Adam Newman e e n n R R b b e e y y e e e e a a Stop By After Pioneer Park Days! PPD

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Excerpt 5 from Chapter One, “Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts. ” On August 19, Philippi Bermudez had returned to his rancho atthe south end of Sarasota Bay tofind fastened to his door a white flagmade of feathers and the token ofBilly Bowlegs. Bermudez made thenecessary marks, signifying the timehe had found the flag and his inten tion to return on the full moon. No tified, Capt. Casey made plans to ac-company him, and Major W. W.Morris countermanded an order forthe troops to move into the countryfor the protection of the settlementsas the move might tend to alarm theIndians and endanger the safety ofCapt. Casey. Capt. Casey soon met with en voys of Billy Bowlegs. On theevening of September 3, while an chored off Sarasota, he was hailedby three Indians on shore, one ofwhom waved a white flag. Landing, he arranged an interview with themfor September 4 when the trio re layed that they had been sent byBilly Bowlegs, who regretted themurders and that if Casey wouldmeet, he would be able to settle thedifficulties to the entire satisfactionof the white people. Furthermore they stated that Sam Jones had sent a runner to Bowlegswith the news and urged activemeasures to preserve peace. The murders, without the sanc tion or knowledge of any chief, theycontinued, were committed by fiveyoung Seminoles of Sam Jones'band, who were residing on theKissimmee River, one of whom wasan outlaw, and desired to make warfor the purpose of saving himselffrom the Indian law. After the first murder, Assunwah, assistant to Billy Bowlegs, had beendispatched to arrest them, butreached the store the day after the killings there. Chitto-Hajo, sense keeper (counselor) for the Bowlegsband, then overtook and appre hended the marauders, who wereenroute for the settlements after fail ing to recruit others. Casey on an unrelated matter from June 30 to July 21 had been ona trip to Charlotte Harbor but hadbeen unable to establish contactwith Billy Bowlegs. He belatedlylearned that he had left one day be fore the chiefs had arrived. A coun cil at the old trading store at Char-lotte Harbor was arranged for Sep tember 18. General Twiggs and Capt. Casey on September 18 met with BillyBowlegs and thirty-seven of hissub-chiefs and warriors. Bowlegsagreed to surrender in forty-fivedays the five murderers, who werewatched at their town on theKissimmee. Various reasons wereoffered for the delay in turning overthe fugitives, including the inun dated country made travel difficult,having few ponies left, and that thefugitives had to be seized by strat egy and surprise, for they were des perate and armed. Further negotiations, however, led to an agreement of thirty daysfor turning over the five. The nextday they were joined by a Mikasukisubchief who strongly pledged hispeople to the same action that Bow-legs had promised. On October 17, General Twiggs and party returned via steamer toCharlotte Harbor to find that BillyBowlegs, Sam Jones and some sixtywarriors had been waiting for ninedays. The next day Billy Bowlegssurrendered three of the assailants,Pahay Hajo, Yahola Hajo, and KotsaElec Hajo. The hand of a fourth,Hiathle-mathla, killed in the attemptto capture him, was presented asproof of his death. They promised to catch the fifth, Sah-tai-yee, who had eluded cap ture. Prominently missing was Echo Emathla Chopco, who, the trio laterconfessed to Capt. Casey, had joinedin the pursuit and fired at the fleeingMcCulloughs. When Billy Bowlegs turned over the prisoners, he expected them tobe immediately executed and toldGeneral Twiggs that he had broughthis young men that "they might seehow sternly heexecuted them." After commending them on their actions, General Twiggs stronglyurged emigration, to which if theywould consent he would allow themto take the prisoners with them.Billy Bowlegs agreed to proposeemigration to his people, but manyof them declared on the spot theywould rather die than go to Ar-kansas.Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. Billy Bowlegs Turns Over The Murderers COURTESY IMAGE Chief Billy Bowlegs. Kids ActivitiesFriday, Saturday & SundayHampster Water Bubbles n !n! n rrPPD 46th Annual Pioneer Park DaysWednesday, February 26 Sunday, March 2rn(Corner of State Road 64 & Highway 17) See You At Pioneer Park Days! Ad Compliments of:6)#/(#13#/n4&' '1,/06+1#/1'+*#+16015,,"6+1'.2#/!1,/06,"#)1#*0+%'+#06/!(#//')20#2*-#+#/,2+"6+'*)#$2%#-#+#/,2+"6'3')/##+!1*#+10 – 1-* 6')5/!1,//"#1-* '+1&#-/( 1!',!'0 nr!"# !!! r416#))rrnn +01!',"#0,1,21,*))!,*“New Look. New Attitude. Experience the Difference!” PPD NOEYA. FLORESBROKER(863) 773-3337 www.floresrealty.net PPD Flores & Flores, Inc.Realtors Welcomes You To The 2014 Pioneer Park Days 228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula P P a a g g e e 9 9

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Excerpt 6 from Chapter One, “In dians, Trading Posts and Forts.” The decreasing likelihood of hos tilities had earlier on October 1 ledGovernor Thomas Brown to orderthe discharge of the state volunteers,but the federal buildup continued.With about 1,700 troops in his com mand, General Twiggs turned his at tention to a defensive cordon offorts and military roads. By November 26, 1849, he had completed an impressive line of for tifications, which included FortHamer on the Manatee River, FortChokonikla, Fort Crawford, FortMeade, Fort Myakka (midway be tween Fort Crawford and FortChokonikla), Fort Fraser on PeasCreek, Fort Gardner, Fort Gatlin(Orlando), Fort Pierce and Fort Dal las at Key Biscayne. Of the forts, two, Fort Chokonikla and Fort Myakka, were lo cated in present-day Hardee County. Albert DeVane chronicled the es tablishment of Fort Myakka as No vember 16, 1849 just below the spotwhere the east prong of Chillocko-Hatchee Creek (Horse Creek) andthe west prong of the same creekjoin, within 300 to 400 yards ofpresent New Zion Baptist Church. A bridge had been erected across Peas Creek at Fort Chokonikla anda road from the head of the ManateeRiver to Fort Gardner on the Kis-simmee was being constructed. In January 1850, General Twiggs, with the establishing of Fort Clinchand Fort Arbuckle, had secured thecountry with a chain of posts, roadsand bridges. General Twiggs had assigned Major William W. Morris to estab lish and command a post at Cho-konikla (meaning burnt house),while Capt. Casey was to there havehis Indian agency with "an ambu lance a horse & a comfortable domi cile." Arriving there on October 25,Morris and Casey had found a de tachment under Major GabrielRains, who had, with Lt. George G.Meade, been scouting a new roadfrom Tampa to the river. Rains had already repaired the bridge over Paynes Creek, the for mer Hatse Lotka renamed for theslain Capt. George S. Payne. Morris and Casey chose a site one-half mile north of the ruins ofthe trading post in the forks ofPaynes Creek and Peas Creek where Fort Chokonikla was established onOctober 26, 1849. Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. Sponsored by the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners PROMOTING INDUSTRY IN HARDEE COUNTY District 1 Colon LambertDistrict 2 Sue BirgeDistrict 3 Rick KnightDistrict 4 Grady JohnsonDistrict 5 Mike Thompson County Manager Lexton Albritton PPD HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WELCOME TO The 46th Annual PIONEER PARK DAYS2014 Wed. Feb. 26 Sun. Mar. 2 Located atthe intersection of SR 64 (Florida Cracker Trail) and U.S. 17 Fort Chokonikla Is Established Bay LaundryandCleaners 773-6707 205 E. Bay St., Wauchula Margie Griffin, Owner Monday Friday 7:30am 5:30 pm Enjoy Pioneer Park Days PPD 773-4101 Have A Great Time At Pioneer Park Days! 204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula PPDP P a a g g e e 1 1 4 4Enjoy Great Food At Pioneer Park Days!

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Excerpt 7 from Chapter One, “Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts.” The New Orleans Daily Picayune of January 3, 1850 regaled its read ers with this Fort Chokonikla dis patch, dated December 10, 1849,written probably by Major William W. Mackall: Florida Luxuries “The following extract of a letter from an officer of the U.S. Army inFlorida, to a friend in this city, writ ten with the prospect of makinghimself and wife comfortable in a log cabin, twelve by fifteen feet inthe clear, shows in glowing termssomething of the luxuries and com forts to be enjoyed in that climate. ‘I will here give you a list of our vegetables for dinner yesterday(Sunday) and which were procured by (unreadable) and myself after 8o'clock in the morning to wit: fish,partridges, squirrels, curlew andducks, of which enough to last twomesses of three portions each forthree days, were caught and killedbetween 10 o'clock a.m. and 3 p.m.,and we have not yet got into thegood hunting grounds or fishing wa ters! ‘There is a place not far from here (say 20 or 30 miles) where, itis said, the ducks are so fat they can not dive, but that while they attemptit, their heads under the water andtheir tails sticking out, you may grabtheir legs, and thus “bag” as manyas you wish! I give you this story asit was related to me, and you under stand distinctly that I am not at allresponsible for it. ‘But one thing is certain, this is a great country, and our surgeon, whois an Irishman, has come to the con clusion that a man, commencingwithout any ready cash, starts witha capital of $1,250 a year ($1,000 inclimate and $250 in pine knots). ‘We won't want any chimney to our cabin, but only a pine knot firein front. The luxuries of the soil andclimate will be our food and rai ment.’ ”Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. COURTESY IMAGE The 1850s map shows the entire Tampa Bay area and the nume r ous inland forts to keep settlers safe. Life In Florida Is Full Of Luxuries 735-0200 Zolfo Springs Office www.wauchulastatebank.com PPD O O u u r r Z Z o o l l f f o o S S p p r r i i n n g g s s S S t t a a f f f f W W e e l l c c o o m m e e s s Y Y o o u u T T o o Pictured from Left to right: Marisol Benavides –Senior Teller, Michelle Sconyers –Personal Service Representative, and Courtney Parks –Teller Not Pictured: Lisa Brubaker –Teller, and Marilyn Walker –Personal Banker/ Branch Operations Supervisor PPD PPD JIM SEE REALTY, INC.REALTORS J AMES V. S EE J R PresidentPhone: (863) 773-0060E-Mail: jim@jimseerealty.com Pioneer Park Days February 26 March 2, 2014 P P a a g g e e 1 1 5 5

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PLANTCITYHOUSINGLLCWELCOMESYOUTOPIONEERPARKDAYS2014$ $ 5 5 5 5 , 5 5 0 0 0 04 Bedroom / 2 BathDelivered & Setup with A/C, Steps, & SkirtingS S P P E E C C I I A A L L F F I I N N A A N N C C I I N N G G A A V V A A I I L L A A B B L L E E !Info@jachomes.com8 8 1 1 3 3 7 7 0 0 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8PPD 209 South ,*)." 3').$.2 Excerpt 8 from Chapter One, “In dians, Trading Posts and Forts.” Fort Chokonikla served as a site for Indians to meet and negotiatewith agents advocating emigrationor as a stopover point before ventur ing to the locales of the remainingtribes. On November 14, an 11-man del egation of Seminoles, Tallahasseesand Mikasukis, headed by HalleckTustenuggee with two mixed-bloodinterpreters brought from Arkansas,were escorted by General Twiggs tothe fort to try to open communica tions with Billy Bowlegs or SamJones. On November 20, two runners from Billy Bowlegs came in, and onNovember 22 the delegation left tocontact the other Indians. After they returned, the agents, beginning De cember 15, held a council with theArkansas envoys and eight or 10Florida Indians who had come intoFort Chokonikla. The talks resulted in a formal in vitation to the Westerners to visittheir brethren in Seminole country.This was a breakthrough, as previ ously the Florida Indians had threat ened to kill the delegates if theyventured such an action. On January 21, 1850, in council with Billy Bowlegs, six subchiefs ofthe Seminoles and Mikasukis, and adelegate from the Tallahassees,General Twiggs obtained an agree ment from them to remove to theWest. The momentum for emigration moved forward. On February 12, 1850, Capt. Casey returned to theCaloosahatchee where he met BillyBowlegs and some 25 other Indians,all of whom agreed to emigrate and began making preparations by col lecting their cattle and hogs for sale.Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “Hardee County: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. Indians Agree To Move West M M o o n n d d a a y y F F r r i i d d a a y y 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m t t o o 3 3 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m F F r r i i d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t s s 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m t t o o 9 9 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m PPD rnrnrrr R rn A nr ))2) ,--$, -*.. )6 0$)) ,0$*2' *)$ 111%* '0$-*( r n))2&*!! $( ,)' 2 R rn 0$* 0$-, *#)6 4# $.,/-)n, + $'$-.5 /79nr3)5& /43)9!"4$)4,",/1*%"nnn ''*$&rnn9"7rnn PPD P P a a g g e e 1 1 6 6

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Come Out & Enjoy The 46th AnnualPioneer Park Days Wednesday, February 26 thru Sunday, March 2 nr nHave A Fun & Enjoyable Time Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier & Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Staff PPD PPD Excerpt 9 from Chapter One, “Indi ans, Trading Posts and Forts.” With emigration seeming evi dent, General Twiggs on April 15,1850, initiated an accelerated reduc tion in forces already begun. He advised that two companies be stationed at Charlotte Harbor,one at Fort Hamer, one at FortChokonikla, one at Fort Meade, and probably one or two at Indian River.He also recommended the depot atFort Brooke be broken up as it was"entirely useless from its great dis tance from the Indians," with FortHamer on the Manatee to assume itsduties. Fort Myakka, 17-1/4 miles from Fort Chokonikla, about a quarter-mile from where the road crosses Horse Creek (called Chillico by theSeminoles), just below where theeast and west forks come together,on the site of the present New ZionBaptist Church, had previously beenclosed on March 22. Others fol lowed, but not Fort Brooke. By the end of June 1850, locally only Fort Meade and Fort Choko-nikla remained. Attention was directed to the Seminoles under Billy Bowlegs, liv ing in the vicinity of the Caloosa hatchee River. Bowlegs, however,lost trust in the Army after helearned that Holahteelmathloocheeand Is-haiah-taikee were amongthose aboard the (westward steam-er) “Fashion.” No longer trustingthe Army and fearing he would beseized, Bowlegs in early Marchhastily moved off toward the BigCypress. He sent messages that while de siring peace and promising to sur render any offenders, he would notemigrate, nor so induce his people,but would settle for a smaller reser vation. On May 10, General Twiggs and Billy Bowlegs met, but Bowlegs re fused to alter his position, and theirate general returned to Tampa.When President Zachary Taylor in ameeting with General Twiggs ex pressed a willingness to allow BillyBowlegs and his people, subject togood behavior, to remain in Florida,it appeared the government policyof emigration had been put to rest. Then, within a week on July 9, 1850, President Taylor died, and hissuccessor, Millard Fillmore, soonreverted to the old order of forced removal. Fort Chokonikla was abandoned on July 18, 1850, and its menmarched to Fort Meade. It hadthough served its purpose as a sitefor negotiations. Read more of the late SpessardStone’s sold-out book, “HardeeCounty: Its Heritage and People,”published in 2007, at the HardeeCounty Public Library. Will Billy Bowlegs Be Forced To Leave? Auto Parts Specialists 306 N. 6th AVE.WAUCHULA, FL 33873 PHONE (863) 773-3218 FAX (863) 773-5006 V ISIT Pioneer Park Days 2014 WE MAKE HYDRAULIC HOSES KEMEN’S AUTO PARTS, INC. PPD The Bluff’sGolf Course Fully Stocked Pro-Shop & Driving Range 18 Hole Par 72 Championship Course 8037 Hwy. 17 S., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 To Reserve A Tee Time Call (863) 993-4310 Golf HammockCountry Club Clubhouse, Pro-Shop & Restaurant 18 Hole Par 72 Championship Course 2222 Golf Hammock Dr., Sebring, FL 33872 To Reserve A Tee Time Call (863) 382-2151 PPD Page 20

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