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The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 22 3 S ections, 32 Pages 70 P lus 5 Sales Tax Thursday, May 1, 2014 SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT THEHERALD ADVOCATE .COM Boys, Girls D istrict Champs . Stories 1B,1C Commerce Park E xpects Expansion . Story 11A Task Force: 30+ Pounds Of Meth Sold L anier Gets 15 Years Teacher Rating System Flawed Savor The Flavor Of Mexico New Downtown Festival Spans 2 Days Community Gathers To Observe National Day Of Prayer Today WEATHER D ATE HIGH LOW RAIN 04/2382530.00 0 4/2488560.00 04/2587570.00 04/2690550.00 04/2792650.00 04/2893640.00 04/2989680.17 TOTAL Rainfall to 04/29/2014 9.61 Sa me period last year 5.48 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX C lassifieds.....................6B Community Calendar....3A Courthouse Report.......8C Crime Blotter.................7C Entertainment...............5C Hardee Living................2B Information Roundup...5A Obituaries.....................4A Puzzles..........................5C School Lunch Menus..12B Solunar Forecast..........4B BROADWAY MUSICAL COUR TESY PHOTO Hardee Senior High Schools Wildcat Thespian Society will be performing the Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof in three shows this weekend. The play debuts tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m., with a Saturday curtain also at 7. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2. All performances are at the HHS auditorium, 830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Tickets are $5 at the door. Here, the talented cast and crew run through one of the scenes in rehearsal Monday. Kessler Kirkland Mendez Lanier B y CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate A Hardee County man reportedly has admitted to selling at least 30 pounds of metham phetamine within the past year. Federal agents have whisked away Jefferson Lee Kirkland, 67, of Zolfo Springs, and his alleged supplier, Jerry Mendez, 48, of Bowling Green. Both are in custody of the Drug Enforcement Administrations High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA, Task Force. They are being held in the Pinellas County Jail. Also arrested as the result of a search warrant served by the Hardee County Sheriffs Office is Elizabeth Jim Kessler, 56, who resided with Kirkland in a mobile home in the Golden Oaks community south of Zolfo Springs. Kirkland and Mendez each are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in a criminal com plaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. Kessler faces local charges of possession of methampheta mine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and two counts possession of narcotic equipment. The amounts allegedly involved in the bust are stagger ing. It generally takes dealing in 14 grams of methamphetamine to provoke the more-serious trafficking charge. Trafficking in 28 grams or more often sparks federal charges. In this instance, Kirkland is accused of selling one full pound of the narcotic to a confidential source for $17,000. A pound equals about 453 grams. Further, Kirkland allegedly told investigators that he sells three pounds or more of the narcotic per month. Maj. Randy Dey of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office said details of this massive trafficking operation unraveled over a period of time. He noted that several months ago, Sheriff Arnold Lanier as signed a Hardee County Sher iffs Office detective over to the DEA HIDTA Task Force, which covers a 16-county area, including Hardee. It allows our local Drug Task Force to work with the DEA and for each of us to contribute to the other, Dey explained. Obviously, he added, the federal government has a bigger war chest to fight against drugs than we do. Dey said that the DEA was See METH 2A By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate Less than six months after his arrest on a capital-felony charge, the sheriffs brother has pleaded to a lesser crime and has been sentenced in Hardee Circuit Court. Dennis Milton Lanier, 62, of 6659 Lanier Road, Zolfo Springs, was handed a 30-year split sentence this week by Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle. Fifteen years will be spent be hind bars in Florida State Prison. Then, Lanier will serve 15 years on supervised sexual-offender probation. Further, Ezelle or dered Lanier permanently desig nated as a sexual offender. Lanier had been arrested on Nov. 6 by the Hardee County Sheriffs Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was charged with sexual battery on a child under 12, a capital felony, and lewd mo lestation, a second-degree felony. His attorney, Lawrence Shearer of Lakeland, entered into plea negotiations with the See LANIER 2A By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate Viva Mexico! And all the food that comes from there. As May 5 is approaching the Cinco de Mayo holiday Peace River Explorations Inc. has created a new event, the Savor the Flavor Mexican Food Festival. This festival is a way for the corporation to raise money in order to continue to promote tourism in Hardee County. It will start tomorrow (Friday) at Heritage Park at 6 and run through 10 p.m. It will then resume on Saturday at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. It is a food fest, therefore there will be lots of food. Forget about that microwavable burrito or those tacos made out of a ha rd yellow shell. The festival will have all types of real Mexican cuisine such as tacos, enchiladas, tamales, tortas, tostadas and much much more! The food will be so good that it will be almost impossible to stop. In fact, some might not have to. There will be a churroeating contest tomorrow (Friday). Want to know what the prize is? Enter the contest and you might find out! And for those 21 and over attending, theres nothing better to wash down that yummy food than some ice-cold beer. A beer garden will be stationed on Main Street that will have several brands, including Bud Light and Modelo. Music is also a big part of the M exican culture, especially Mariachi singing their rancheras. The Mariachi Invasor de Mexico will make their way down from Tampa to perform live tomorrow and maybe get a few people dancing. On Saturday, dancers from St. Michael Church will show off their best dance moves and celebrate the end of the festival. Also on Saturday, the Latin radio station La Zeta 105.3 will be broadcasting from the festi val. Although the festival mostly focuses on food, there will be a fun activity kids can participate in. Kids will be able to make a piata, decorate it and then See MEXICO2A By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Just how do you tell if a teacher is a good or bad one? That conundrum has gotten a whole lot more confusing with the release of the state VAM scores for teachers, non-instructional personnel and administra tors all over the state. Based largely on the state test scores from the previous two years, the Value-Added-Model rates school staff, oftentimes with surprising results. Statewide, even teachers who earned Teacher Of The Year acclaim were rated as satisfactory or even needing improvement, rather than the highly effective or effective one might expect. Locally, over half of the Hardee High School teachers rated needs improvement. Hardee Schools Superintendent David Durastanti is among the many objecting to the VAM ratings. Weve had concerns from the very beginning about VAM. It is a flawed formula tied to a flawed assessment. The State Board of Education has enacted 38 changes in the past two years. The ever-changing nature of the school grading formula and its resulting outcomes are a disserv ice to our students, teachers and community, said Durastanti. An overview of the state eval uation data shows some districts may have expressed their disapproval with skewed numbers. For instance, Baker County rated most of its staff as highly effective. Its counts rated 78.3 pe rcent of classroom teachers (246 out of 329); 90.9 percent of non-classroom in-structional personnel (30 of 33); and 13 of 15 administrators as highly effective. Hardee raters, on the other hand, were more realistic and followed the given guidelines in assessing those highly effective. There were 8.6 percent of teach ers (31 of 359), 18.5 percent of non-instructional personnel (5 of 29) and four of 16 administra tors listed as highly effective. Rating VAM says its rating accounts for every child and has a for mula to account for students with problems, those receiving free lunch, with many absences, with attitude or behavior problems making learning difficult for them and others in their classrooms. The VAM ratings are done by a combination of grades of students and a host of observational and objective information about teachers and staff. For classroom teachers, the evaluation is based 50 percent on scores of students in a teachers classroom, showing gains from year to year. If a teacher had students with high scores on the FCAT one year and the same the next year, the lack of improvement could count against her. If, however, a teacher had students score a 3 or 4 on tests one year and some went to a 4 or 5 that would See TEACHER 11A By MARIA TRUJILLO Of The Herald-Advocate The National Day of Prayer is here once again. This day is held annually on the first Thursday of May, and encourages people of all reli gions and faith to come together and pray. It has been celebrated since 1952, when it was signed into law by then-president Harry S. Truman. It will be observed here at noon today (Thursday) at Heritage Park on Main Street in downtown Wauchula. Prayer will continue until 1 p.m. According to the National Day of Prayer website, The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to en courage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. Prayers are encouraged for the government, military, media, business, education, church and family. Several members of the local community are scheduled to say a prayer on a specific topic. Starting off the event will be Pastor Wendell G. Smith, coordinator of the Hardee National Day of Prayer and pastor of Faith Temple Church of God, with the welcome and opening prayer. The American Legion Post will present the Honor Guard and the Pledge of Allegiance. David Radford, worship leader of New Hope Baptist Church, will then perform a special song. W auchula City Manager Terry Atchley will pray for the cities, Hardee County Com-mis sioner Sue Birge will pray for Hardee County and Pastor Billy Newell of Faith Assembly of God, Bowling Green, will pray for the state of Florida. Praying for churches and revival will be Pastor Jeff Fowler of F loridas First As-sembly and Mark Cintron of Amazing Grace Church. Sheriff Arnold Lanier of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office will then pray for the armed forces and law enforcement. Pastor Harold Davis of See PRAYER DAY 2A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 The Herald-Advocate H ardee Countys Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMAN S ports Editor 115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON P roduction Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-Advocate P ublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), Postmaster, send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: S chools Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: H ardee County 6 months $21; 1 yr. $39; 2 yrs. $75 Florida 6 months $25; 1 yr. $46; 2 yrs. $87 Out of State 6 months $29; 1 yr. $52; 2 yrs. $100 LETTERS: T he Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. SUBMISSIONS: Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subject to editing. Kellys Column B y Jim The Wauchula Moose Lodge, located on East Main Street past P eace River, has over 200 members and is looking for more. Annual dues are $45 for men and $20 for women. There is karaoke and home-cooked suppers, usually for $7 and open to the public, every Friday night. There are often 25 to 30 singers. The lodge is open seven days a week beginning at noon. In the winter there are even more activities including bingo. There is a big room for rent for special occasions. Jimmy Richardson, 74, is the new local Moose governor. Tony Perry is the administrator. Jimmy is excited about the Moose Lodge. He can be reached at 863-245-6619. He had triple bypass heart surgery in 1991 and 2011. The local Moose Lodge sometimes has barbecue fundraisers for folks in need. Congratulations to the Hardee High School girls softball team and boys baseball team. Both won district championships this season. The Florida Lions Eye Bank in Miami for the 2012-13 year served over 6,500 people. Lions International does a good job helping people with vision issues. The local Lions Club meets on Thurs day noon at Java Cafe in Wauchula. We recently saw a good movie entitled Draft Day with Keven Costner and Jennifer Garner about the NFL draft. The closet theatre to Bowling Green is in Winter Haven. State Rep. Ben Albritton of Wauchula stays with his family year-round. During the legislative session the family lives in Tallahassee. Lakeland Ledger political writer Bill Rufty wrote in March that most legislative families do not do this. Ben and his wife Missy, who has a masters degree in elementary education and taught at Bowling Green Elementary, home school their children, Rebecca, 16, Joshua, 12, and Ryan, 9. They are involved in youth sports and other activities while in Tallahassee. Albritton, 45, is completing his second two-year term and plans to seek re-election. He is a Republican. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has done a good job of spotlighting bullying after a 12-year-old Lakeland girl committed suicide in September following months of bullying from some classmates. Leanne Italie of The Associated Press recently reported 29 percent of American mothers did not work outside the home in 2012, compared with 26 percent in 2000. The high cost of child care is listed as one factor. Most stay-at-home moms had working hus bands. Gloria Solis of the Wauchula Family YMCA reports over 400 student athletes attend monthly Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings at the Hardee Junior High campus. The YMCA has a big soccer program, including a special needs league, and has handed out over 10 Bibles to coaches. Mosaic plans a $225 million expansion to its New Wales fertilizer plant in Mulberry, reports Kyle Kennedy of the Lakeland Ledger. This is to increase the production of the MicroEssentials product of granules containing nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and zinc. This product volume has increased four-fold since 2009 and helps increase yield for farmers. The current Florida orange crop estimate by the USDA is 110 million boxes. The original estimate for the 2013-14 season was 125 million boxes. The current estimate for Florida grapefruit is 16 million boxes. A familiar quotation The power to tax is the power to destroy is attributed to Daniel Webster (1782-1852) and John Marshall in the U.S. Supreme Court case of McCulloch v. Maryland in 1819. Webster, arguing the case, said, An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy. Chief Justice Marshall in his decision said, That the power of taxing it (the bank) by the States may be exercised so as to destory it, is too obvious to be denied and That the power to tax involves the power to destroy ... It would not hurt that taxing authorities be reminded of this quote when setting budgets and tax rates. Last year Hardee County had 114,000 acres enrolled with the states Best Management Practices, reported Matt Warren. The Florida Farm Bureau in 2001 created the CARES program (County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship). The Hardee Farm Bureau under President David Royal last year honored the first four Hardee County agricultural operations for CARES recognition: Melear Dairies, Tom Watkins and Thomas Watkins; Rocking Bar W. Ranch, Wayne Collier; Grass Valley Ranch, John and Pershing Platt; and Oak Creek Farms, which grows blueberries and citrus and raises cattle. Oak Creek has a surface water reservoir. President Barack Obama has recommended raising the national minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Floridas minimum wage is $7.93 an hour. T he U.S. Congressional Budget Office has estimated increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would result in a real income gain of $5 billion for those below the poverty line and lift 900,000 people out of poverty, reports Janell Hendren, National Affairs Coordinator for Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau, however, feels the proposed wage would harm rural areas and nationally cause 500,000 workers to lose their jobs and thousands more would have their hours reduced. In Florida may workers could lose many of their public assistance benefits such as Medicaid healthcare, SNAP benefits and HUD housing allowance. Farm Bureau says small businesses in rural communities would be hardest hit, while larger firms in cities could more easily manage the higher costs, wrote Hendren. She adds, Overall, when accounting for real income losses due to higher consumer prices and lost work hours, the net benefit to American workers is only about $2 billion across 159 million wageearners, or $12 per worker per year for those who keep their jobs. Truman Thomas, 78, of Avon Park writes a weekly Jokes and Philosophies column for this weekly newspaper. He used to be a highly rated morning host (6 to 9) on radio stations WAPR. Over 20 fans once signed a letter saying Thomas is a true example of genius in the communications profession. Truman is a cer tain individual equipped with a special understanding of what people would like to hear. He is a truly remarkable individual. One of the signers was Turkey Thomas. The signer said he was WAPRs No. 1 DJ. A Sebring doctor recently wrote Thomas a letter, saying Once again, it was a pleasure to see you in the office and have our discussions regarding your interpretation of the world as we know it. You have a unique and delightful ability to observe, synthesize and create novel variables. You need to consider writing a collection of your thoughts, stories, songs, experiences and observations. By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Lady Wildcat softball team continues post-sea son play on Friday. The Lady Cats will travel to Bradenton to take on the Bayshore Lady Bruins in a 7 p.m. Region 3 championship game. District 10 champion Bayshore won the district 9-10 re gional semi-final game against St. Pete Lakewood 3-1 on Tues day night to win the right to host Fridays game. Hardee earned the entry to the regional final by its 1-0 win over District 12 champion Cape Coral in a Tuesday game played under threatening skies. The rains came within minutes of the ga me ending. District 11 champion Hardee is no stranger to tight games, winning three-out-of-four onerun games and ending one in a tie. Hardee and Cape Coral combined for seven three up, three down innings in the defensive struggle highlighted by good pitching. Lady Wildcat senior ace Karlee Henderson recorded a pair of strikeouts while allowing five hits, two by the lone Lady Seahawk senior Mallory Guerrero. Seahawk soph Mc-Kinzi Buss had no strikeouts, but allowed only three hits, two of them accounting for the only score of the game. Cape Coral opened with a Bus s hit to right field, but she was cut down by Hardee catcher Deuberry moments later on an attempted steal. That heads-up play set the tone. Although Guerrero also singled, back-to-back pop-ups ended the first inning. Hardee also opened the home half of the first with a single by Hannah Carlton, who advanced on an Addison Aubry sacrifice bunt and a Morgan Walters groundout, but was left at third. The scoreless game continued to the bottom of the fourth, when senior Aubry dropped a shot in short left field, just out of the reach of the shortstop. A passed ball put Aubry at second and she went to third on a Walters fly to right field. W ith two down, Kendall Gough singled to left to bring Aubry home with what turned out to be the only score of the game. Cape Coral tried some sev enth-inning heroics. Junior Cheyenne Krolczyk singled to left center. Henderson struck out the next batter, Carly Vilardi. Soph Danielle Smith hit a hot shot to third, which went off the glove for an error, putting two aboard. When Allison Slaughter hit to the pitcher, she threw to third to get the lead runner out. With two down, Ashley Wagner slapped a shot to second, where the runner from first was out by a half step, ending the game in a thrilling fashion. Girls In Regional Final Friday COURTESY PHOTO L ocal and federal authorities say at least 30 pounds of methamphetamine have been sold out of this mobile home in the Golden Oaks community south of Zolfo Springs in the past year. METHContinued From 1AMEXICOContinued From 1APRAYER DAYContinued From 1ALANIERContinued From 1A working on an arrest in a county s outh of Hardee, and during interviews there information im plicating Kirkland in large drugs sales surfaced. In working on that tip, the DEA Task Force was able to monitor an alleged March 25 meeting between a confidential source and Kirkland at Kirklands residence at 159 Golden O aks Road. In it, Kirkland allegedly agreed to sell one pound of methamphetamine for $17,000, but said he could not do so until a couple days later, March 27. That alleged transaction was monitored by the DEA Task Force and Hardee County sheriffs detectives, Dey said. O nce inside Kirklands home, the confidential source was given a brown paper bag. He then returned to the operations staging area, where officers found the bag held a one-gallon Ziploc-style plastic bag with one pound of meth. Officers then proceeded to Kirklands residence, a U.S. District Court complaint described. Kirkland, it said, came out his front door to meet them, carrying a pair of binoculars. The locally obtained search warrant reportedly revealed methamphetamine and mari juana in items belonging to Kirklands girlfriend, Kessler, along with pills, foil and a roach clip. Another 5-1/2 ounces of meth allegedly was found in Kirk lands closet, the DEA charged. Kirkland stated he has a long history of selling methamphetamine, the DEA Task Force said, adding, He stated in the past eight to 12 months, he has steadily sold three pounds or more per month. Kirkland allegedly told agents he has sold at least 30 pounds over that same period of time. He also implicated three others are selling methampheta mine for him, the federal complaint alleges. The source of his supply was named as Jerry Mendez, of 5290 Epps Ave. Kirkland said Mendez charges him $1,062 per ounce, and that he in turn sells the drug for $1,150 per ounce, according to the federal com plaint. Kirkland placed a monitored call to Mendez and arranged another purchase, the DEA al leged. Agents went to Mendez home, using a search warrant obtained by the Hardee County Sheriffs Office to seize one pound of methamphetamine found in a freezer in the homes kitchen. Kirkland and Mendez were released to federal custody, and will appear in U.S. District Court. Kessler remains in Hardee Circuit Court. break it! H owever, it is a two-day process: On Friday the piata will be created out of crepe paper. The piata can then be decorated the next day at the park or can be taken home to decorate later, as it takes a while for the paper to dry. On Satur day, once the piatas are dry, judges will then go around and choose which one is the most creative and give that child a prize. Not all can be winners, but there is still much fun to be had when breaking the piata open and having tons of candy come spilling out. Peace River Explorations Inc. is excited to bring Savor the Fla vor Mexican Food Festival to Wauchula with the support of Mancini Foods, and urges everyone to come join in the fun and try a different type of cui sine. Emanuel Baptist Church will pray for families, and Superin tendent of Schools David Durastanti will pray for public schools. Praying for the media will be Pastor Delois Williams of Crossroads End Time Ministries Church, and businessman Lavon Cobb will pray for businesses. Lindsey Naranjo, worship leader of Florida First Assembly, will then perform a special song. Afterward, Pastor Scott Tharp of the First Baptist Church of Bowl ing Green will pray for America. Pastor Rod Cannon of New Vision Worship will then pray for Israel. In the end, Pastor Jim Davis, president of the Hardee County Ministerial Association and pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church, will offer closing remarks and a prayer. State Attorneys Office, resulti ng in Laniers plea on Tuesday afternoon to the lesser charge of attempted sexual battery on a child under 12. The second count was dropped. Lanier, who was moved from the Hardee County Jail to the Polk County Jail several months ago, will soon be transferred to state custody to begin serving his sentence. It is a very traumatic event for the victim as well as all the family, Sheriff Arnold Lanier said early Wednesday morning. My heart and prayers go out to the victim. Allegations that Dennis Lanier engaged in sexual activity with a 5-year-old girl several years ago came to light on Oct. 30. The girl, now 13, and her mother were at the DeSoto County Health Department at the time, sheriffs Maj. Randy Dey said. The child was receiving treatment for an ailment, and told the nurse and her mother that she had been molested on several occasions when she was about 5 years old. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office was alerted, Dey said, but quickly determined the alleged crimes would have occurred in Hardee County. In turn, the Hardee County Sheriffs Office was notified. Det. David Drake, lead sex crimes investigator here, was as s igned to the case, Dey said. In an interview, the 13-year-old said Dennis Lanier had molested her on at least four occasions. Following that interview, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was contacted, Dey said. We needed an outside agency to come in and work hand-in-hand with our detective, we needed to show there would be no bias in this investigation, he explained. Dey noted he had informed Sheriff Arnold Lanier of the allegations against his brother on the day they were first heard, on Wednesday, Oct. 30. He asked me to work this case as I would any other case, to work it however it needed to be worked, the major said. The FDLEs lead sex crimes investigator, Special Agent Al Danna, was brought in on the case on Friday, Nov. 1, Dey said. Dennis Lanier was taken into custody on Nov. 6. Our job as law enforcement is to protect everyone, Sheriff Lanier said Wednesday. It is very important for us to especially protect our children, and parents have a moral obligation to do the same. As originally stated, I in structed my staff to handle this case as all cases, without prejudice. The case was handled well and the criminal justice system worked, he concluded.

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PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO V arsity Choir members include (front row, from left) Meagan Shivers, Karina Cisneros, Berenice Arana, Rachel Burton, Meagan Araujo, Irene Ruiz and Caitlin Dufresne; (middle) Cassidy Powell, Aubrey Rigney, Lexie Peters, Gerardo RojasPaz, Adriana Hernandez, Emily Rhodes, Kate Thomas and Courtney Alexander; (back) Adriana Aguilar, Faith Hodges, Kimber Deeson, Blake Holton, Brieyice Molitar, Jakob Cash, William Murphy and Reyna Kirkland. Not pictured is Josh Faulk. Shown (front row, from left) are Haylee Williams, Summer Xiong, Josh Alma raz, Nang Lor, Deanna Sanchez and Crystal Gonzalez; (second row) McKenzie Blair, Karina Cisneros, Mia Mondragon, Vaughn Kirkland, Tai Lewis, Rosemica Alinca and Vanessa Gonzalez; (third row) Brook Fones, Logan Gunnoe, Rachel Durough, Kristen Burkett, Jacob Neuhofer, Kevin Borjas, Sa'myia Williams and Jocelyne Guitierrez; (fourth row) Alexis Melendez, Esmeralda Arana, Sierria Perez, Zoey Whiteside, Filistin Louis Michel, David Gibson, Jordan Evers, Aundrea Pace and Senida Garcia; and (fifth row) Annavell Retana, Kayla Albritton, Dashawna Goad, Zachary Neuhofer, Nelson Bethea, Emily Johnson, Victoria McGhin and Margarita Alamia. Not pictured are Caroline Durrance, Amber Franks, Dana Terrell and Danai Shreeves. 1417 Swank Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 cl5:1-29c COMMUNITY C alendar THURSDAY, MAY 1 Hardee County Commission, regular morning meeting, temporary location Hardee County School Board meeting room, 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 8:30 a.m. MONDAY, MAY 5 Wauchula City Com-mis sion, monthly workshop, City Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 5 p.m. TUESDAY, MAY 6 Hardee County Republican Executive Committee meeting, Pauls Kitchen, 116 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula, 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 8 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting, Board Room, 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m. Pictured (front row) are Cyanne Rivera, Ray Tyson, McKenzie Garcia, Lily Strickland, Berenice Roblero, Jazmin Garcia, Danielle Zuniga and Tacita Barrera; (second row) Mary Sinclair, Sha yla Albritton, Esmeralda Deloera, Leah Chavez, Rachel Burton, Jennifer Hinerman, Carmen Delgado and Kaley Shepard; (third row) Logan Cunningham, Kristian Judah, Destiny Alderman, Jenna Flores, Steven Crews, Deisy Pe idad, Elizabeth Juarez, Briana Arce and Breanna Darley; (fourth row) Kara Durden, Grace Coronado, Mariah Garcia, Isabel Abel, Wyatt Maddox, Brinkley Yeomans, Carleigh Coleman, Kayleen Prestridge, Destiny Snyder and McKenzie Malon e. Not pictured are Haylee Albritton and Brittany O'Bryan. May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A By MARIA TRUJILLO O f The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Senior High School Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert next week. The chorus, under the direction of David Radford, will perform for the public on Thurs-day, May 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the school auditorium at 830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Packed with familiar favorites, the show will feature such songs as You Cant Stop the Beat from the movie Hairspray, All-American Girls: A Medley of Carrie Underwood Hits, Katy Perrys Roar, an a capella version of Build Me Up Buttercup, Michael Bubls version of Home and the Jour ney hit Dont Stop Believin. Also included are a medley of hits from Disneys Frozen and a medley from the musical Grease. The choirs will also share songs from their contest For the Beauty of the Earth and And t he Night Shall Be Filled with Music along with other tradi tional songs like the spiritual Plenty Good Room and the American folk song The Craw dad Song. Add to those the traditional Latin piece called Non Nobis, Domine, which translates Not unto us, O Lord, but to Your name give the glory, and a traditional Zulu folk song called Aya Ngena, which translates They go in, they come out, they are confused, they are fright ened. The choirs will conclude the concert with their traditional closing song entitled Friends to honor the graduating seniors. Featured will be soloists, the Hardee Senior High Concert Chorus, Girls Chorus and the Varsity Chorus. Admission to the concert will be $2 per person, and will be collected at the door. The money collected will help cover the cost of the concert. Spring Concert M ay 8 5:1c Frankies773-5665 116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-3 Now AcceptingHAIR SALON5:1c HC REPUBLICAN P ARTYPol. adv. paid for and approved by HC Rep. PartySome Florida state colleges now offer degrees for $10,000 so theyre affordable for Florida families. 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4A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Obituaries Funeral Notice JI MMY BO MORRIS Jimmy Bo Morris, 66, of Wauchula, died in Lakeland on Monday, April 28, 2014. Memo rial Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Funeral Notice S ILVESTRA B. JUAREZ Silvestra B. Juarez, 88, of Wauchula, died on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wauchula. Interment is in Wauchula Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. In Memory R ALPH RAY KOLESIAK Ralph Ray Kolesiak, age 83, of Wauchula (Crystal Lake Village), passed away Thurs day, April 24, 2014, in Sara sota. He was born July 10, 1930, in South Bend, Texas. Ralph hon orably served our county in the U.S. Army. He later worked and retired from General Electric. Ralph was preceded in death by his longtime friend Joseph Brimmerle in 2006. He is survived by a host of friends at Crystal Lake Village that will miss him deeply. Services will be at a later date at Bay Pines Veterans Cemetery in St. Petersburg with Military Honors. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula J J U U D D Y Y L L E E E E M M A A R R T T I I N N E E Z Z Judy Lee Martinez, 71, of W auchula, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Wauchula. Born on Jan. 15, 1943, in Strafford, Mo., she came to Hardee County from Missouri in 1973. Judy was the owner of Triangle Auto Salvage & Car Lot and was a member of Victory Praise Center in Bowling Green. Survivors include her hus band, Angelo Martinez Sr.; 10 sons, Jose and Raul Martinez of Puerto Rico, Danny Lum ley of Bowling Green, Charles Lumley of Missouri, Jessie Martinez of Florida, Mark Lumley, Luis Martinez, Ra heem Clark, and Antonio Villafuerte, all of Wauchula and Dale Newton of Avon Park; six daughters, Teddie Newton, Toni Dunston, Elvira Mar tinez, and Julia Villa-fuerte, all of Wauchula, Amalia Martinez Sandoval of Avon Park and Josephine Martinez of Brandon; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Robarts Garden Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services are Thursday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel. Inter ment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA WAUCHULA In Loving Memory In Memory BA RBARA A. FORT Barbara A. Fort, age 92, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Arcadia. Barbara was born August 5, 1921, in Roanoke, Va., mov ing to Charlotte County from Vinton, Va., as a small child. She was a graduate of Char lotte High School, Class of 1939. She retired from the DeSoto County School system after 36 years of faithful service as a bus driver and cafeteria worker. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and traveling with her family. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden. Barbara was preceded in death by Jeff Fort, her beloved husband of 63 years; her parents, Albert and Maria Donaldson Hurst; and three brothers, Donald Hurst, Ronald Hurst and Charles Hurst. Survivors are her son, Charles Fort of Fort Ogden; daughter Ethel (James J.R.) Keene of Fort Ogden; two sisters, Betty Jean (Dave) Yates of California, and Virginia Jenkins of Tampa; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchil dren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 3 to 5 p.m. from the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral serv ices were at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Fort Ogden First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Earnest officiating. Burial following in the Fort Ogden Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Arcadia In Other A ction The Hardee County Commission appr oved the following items in its more than three-hour regular meeting last Thursday evening: Permit for Efriam and Dolores Carrillo to temporarily locate a second mobile home on their three-acre property at 4212 Nurs ery Road. fireworks to the Hardee County Builders Association, and ap proved the use of Pioneer Park for the Independence Day cele bration to be held on July 5. medical director Dr. Edwin Pigman for the period of April 15, 2014, through April 14, 2015. gineer Ken Wheeler to postpone the purchase of a budgeted crew year 2014-15, and purchase a used wheel-mount asphalt paver ELAINE MARIE C ONNELL Elaine Marie Connell, 71, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, in Tampa. Born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., she had been a resident Tampa for many years. She was the daughter of Roy Olney Connell, and Evelyn Stokes and Marion Stokes, who resided in Fort Meade for many years. She was a retired paralegal and of the Christian faith. She is survived by her son, Dan Connell and daughter, Amy Connell, both of Tampa; brother, Mike Stokes of Knox-ville, Tenn; sister, Linda Powers of Fairfax, Va.; and one grandchild, Joel Connell. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Hancock Funeral Home in Fort Meade, where services were at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Taylor officiating. Inter-ment followed in Homeland Cemetery. Arrangements made by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. KINDERGARTEN A drian Castillo Alexandra Jackson Alyssa Cruz Alyssa Eures Andres Garcia Angel-Marie Cardenas Ariana Rodriguez Ashleigh Deleon Austin Hilliard Ben Perez Brian Oliver Carolina Perez-Cruz Chloie Harris Christopher Nieves Christos Diakomihalis Colton Cruz Daisy Sustaita Danielle Lazo Daveigh Belflower Eliza Thomas Ellie Schontag Emma Jane Johnson Emma Pelham Enalia Virgile Fatima Zamora Gaige Cartwright Garrett Kersey Haleigh'Ana Campell Irvonna Pace Ivy Pazzaglia Jaden Hernandez Jalanah Carlton Jay Southwell Jaydon Fletcher Jaymie Chancey Jissele Rivera Joana Arana Julia Vendramini Kaitlyn Schierling Kavien Cook Lilia Ramos Lyric Blanden Lyric Rickett Maddisson Cowart Madelyn Nadaskay Manuel Avalos Mark McCumber Marleigh Souther Marti Edenfield Mary Hyder Melani Moreno Melissa Vendramini Millie Figueroa Nathaniel Prentice Nicholas LeConte Noemi Izlas Olivero Castillo Peyton Peterson Rihanna Frederick Riley Klein Ryan Rivas Saydee Herrera Shantasia Capron Stephanie Benning Taylor McCants Tyler Pace Ulrick Virgile Wintz Faison Wyatt Beattie Yair Casa Ramos FIRST GRADE Aaron Desantiago Addi Duncan Aliah Maldonado Alizae Blas Alize Sullivan Angela Oliva Ashton Bass Aubree Carnley Ava Roberts Benjamin Trevino Braxton Rucker Caleb Nadaskay Carmelo Ruiz-Cardoza Caroline Sharp Carrie Taylor Cearra Medeiros Chloe Burnett Chris Cook Cody Reider Cody Reynolds Eli Hayes Elizabeth Arana Emily Miranda Erick Velasco Cruz Felix AntonioHernandez Hagen Bryan Ivan Ponce Jaci Hall Jeralth RamosPalacios Jordyn Hodges Jorge Ramirez Jorren Bryan Joyceline Navarro Julian DeSantiago Juslin Griffin Kayl Caraway Kayleigh Harris Keyani Taylor Kristen Arce Laina Canary Lennox Ullrich Liliana Arana-Sierra Lincoln Lamboy Luis Ramirez Madi Braddock Maria EspinozaRamos Micah Thompson Micayla Gillispie Natalie AraujoGonzalez Obeth Rangel Raymond Norris Sam Palmer Shaun Cherry Shawn Rimes Shawn Stickland Valarie Deleon Weston Trott William Cornell Yadhira MirandaCortez SECOND GRADE Abigail Maldonado Aimee Jimenez Alexandra Herrera Angel Garcia Bailey Tinsley Belen Gomez Ben Rewis BJ Johnson Cameron White Carson MontsDeOca Casen Smith Charlie Smehyl Christian Avalos Damian Aleman Drew Thomas Eduardo Miranda Gavin Evers Gisele Garcia Iris Sustaita Isaiah Clark Jayce Garner Jaymee Lang Johany Rojas Jorge Miranda Kellon Lindsey Kody Giles Lisa Fimbres Lucy Chavez Madison Hilliard Mady Tyson Mason Carlton Mia Taylor Nohemi Lugo Raylan harris Rieken Rickett Savannah McCall Savannah Wilson Seela Albritton Summer Cartwright Tristan Noble-Hall Yahir Lopez Zach Carlton Zionah Graham THIRD GRADE Abby Ellis Alberto Sierra Alvaro DeSantiago Amy Fimbres Andrew Bergens Blake Rucker Boone Pazzaglia Carolina PaulinoMendieta Christina Leconte Corey Hill Dean Clark Deysi Salazar Diana Jaimes Drew Beattie Eli Duncan Elias Rivera Emmie Alexy Eudelia Ramirez Flor Ruiz Gavin Sharp Hannah Poucher Jelacio Zamora Jensey Hays Joshua Block Kimberly Reas Lacee Ayers Leah Judah Maddie Jane Schraeder Madi Hall Marlen Rosas Martin Cardoza Monica Youte Myia Lamy Nathan Hughes Rilya Battle Roel Duran Juarez Roman Hubbell Roza Poucher Salud VillafuerteHerrejon Savy Conerly Soriah Guiterrez Taylor Hays Trey Jackson Warren Cornell Wyatt Rowland FOURTH GRADE Abby Burnett Addyson Smith Adolfo Velasco-Perez Adrianna Mier Alisbeth MonroyMendoza Alyson Schultz Andrew Lee Andrew St. Fort Angel Medina Ariana Sanchez Ashlyn Willis Baleigh Herrera Briana Weatherford Brinson Conerly Carlie Knight Cason Gough Christopher Nickerson Clay Hancock Cody Vina Dalton Johnson Derek Camilo Eric Olivas Faith Davis Gabriela Perez Greysen Weeks Haven Rimes Hunter Poucher Jaime Villa Jayden Hays Johana Ortiz-Diaz Katie Henderson Kenneth Richardson Khloe Smith Macy Tyson Maria Moreno Marissa Deloera Mirella SanchezReyes Mirella Torres Rigoberto Lopez Samantha Castillo Samuel Calvillo Sean Souther Serena Thompson Shanteya Frederick Sierra Helvey Sylvia Preston Tori Durden Treasure Camel YaYoua Vang FIFTH GRADE Abby Duke Alma Sanchez-Reyes Brittany Lopez-Perez Caleb Block Cali Nguyen Carson Terrell Christian Montanez Cole Hines Da'Myah Carlton Eboni Lamy Emma McGuckin Haven Gray Hunter Harris Isabel Vargas Jace Bryan Karson Goodwyn Laynee Henry Lindsey Garner Logan Nihart Lucy Stone Michelle Patterson Monika Poucher Morgan Hellein Owen Schraeder Riley Justiss Sailor Ullrich Star Parker Taylor Sanders Vicky Lopez HONOR R OLL Wauchula Elementary Third Quarter Why Pre-Plan? Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services (863) 773-6400 w ww.PongerKaysGrady.com Peace of Mind Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress. Personal Choice Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Preplanning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned. Lower Costs When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense. 4:24-5:15c 5:1c In Memory G EORGE W. DEEN George W. Deen, 84, of Port Charlotte, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. George was born in Brooksville on May 19, 1929. He lived most of his life in Wauchula, Arcadia and Port Charlotte. He was currently a member of the Berean Baptist Church in Port Charlotte and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church in Arcadia. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Deen, formerly of Arcadia, on July 11, 2007. George is survived by his wife, Yvonne B. Deen, of Port Charlotte; his daughter, Diane Deen Newell (Jeffery) of Hobe Sound; his four grand children, Melissa Burns (Daniel) of Port Charlotte, Michael E. Deen II of Largo, Melinda Deen Garner (Zachary) of Largo and Rachel N. Newell of Hobe Sound; and great-grandson, Robbie Farmer of Port Charlotte. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Berean Baptist Church of Port Char lotte. In lieu of flowers, con tributions can be made to the Berean Baptist Church, 17377 Godwin Ave., Port Charlotte FL 33948. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Arcadia A group of first grade stu d ents was touring our Gar dens. One of them tripped, fell and skinned his knee. We carefully cleaned it and band aged it. Glad that he didnt cry, I complimented him by saying, You are a brave boy. You didnt cry. Im not gonna cry, the boy answered. Im gonna sue. He loved us even when we did not love Him. And there is no one in the world that He loves more than you. Some of us swerve to the left and some of us swing to the right. But most of us are centered self centered. When things go wrong, we stew, and sometimes we stew long enough that we want to sue or try to figure out a way to get even or think of some type of revenge. It is the love of gold that makes some people bitter, but it is the love of God that always makes people better. Where have you placed your love? Visit us at: www.SowerMinistries.org

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A By JIM KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate Bowling Green native Dwight Murphy of Ellenton feels like he has lived in the best of times. His father Reuben Murphy bought Dr. Pyatts old house on Chester Street and the whole city block in Bowling Green for $1,000 in 1946. Their water and electric bill ran about $2.50 a month. His father was a straw berry farmer and in the summer worked for the county or the state. Growing up as a boy, Murphy could board the train from Bowling Green to Wauchula for a nickel or a dime in the morning and go back home in the afternoon. Children swam at the pool at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. They went up and down Sand Mountain in Fort Meade. Murphy grew up to 6 foot, 5 inches. He liked girls and cars. He and other boys would take a 2 by 4-foot apple box, a piece of tin and some tar and make a small one-person canoe and float down Peace River. We rode bikes everywhere. He graduated from Hardee High School in 1958. His father would buy a new Ford pickup for $1,200 and could trade it in the next year for a new model for $200. His parents, who lost their money in the Great Depression when the banks closed, kept their money in cigar boxes, the bills rolled up and stood on end. His grandmother was Aunt Jill Roberts, who one day in the 1930s went into the Bowling Green Post Office and passed by a polite man. Later that day the man, John Dil-linger, robbed the Post Office. H is Uncle Isbon Murphy lived in Oklawaha in Marion County near Ma Barker and her boys when they had a shootout with federal authorities. Murphy has lived in Bowling Green, Arcadia and Sarasota, where he bought a home for $70,000 and sold it 37 years later for $325,000. He cleared lots, dug ponds, hauled fill dirt and built home pads. The first dump truck I bought cost $63,000 and the last truck $150,000. He also drove a truck for Winn-Dixie for years. I went broke four times in the construction business. Much of his earthwork, from 1977 to 2003, was done in the Lakewood Ranch area in Manatee County and other big subdivisions. In 1998 he underwent five-by pass heart surgery, and a friend ran his business for several m onths at no charge. Murphy keeps up with his for mer Hardee County friends who include Donald and Carla Gibbs, Bobby and Trudy Buckley, and Sonny Coker. He was married to Martha Sams for 40 years. They raised two daughters. He has lived with diabetes for 40 years and takes insulin shots several times a day. His weight has dropped from 280 to 240. A favorite hobby nowadays is singing karaoke. He likes to sing old country songs from Hank Williams Sr., Hank Thompson and Lefty Frizell. Dwight Murphy has enjoyed his life. He loved growing up in Hardee County. His advice to young people: Pay attention to what is around you, and choose your friends wisely. PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Ha rdee County native Dwight Murphy with his girlfriend Sherradean (Sherry) Hall Hancock Dwight Murphy Loved G rowing Up In Hardee INFORMATION R oundup Run Raises Mi ssion Funds The third annual SendMeMissions 5K Run/Walk will be on Friday, May 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. To sign up, or check the race route, contact www.sendmemissions. com. Funds To Help Cancer Victim Plan ahead to participate in a variety of activities on May 31 to raise money to help 25year-old Kylen Chancey, who is battling brain cancer. There will be chicken din ners, a poker run, turkey shoot, dunk tank, corn hole tourney and 50-50. To find out more, call the Moose Lodge at 773-3820. Everyone is asked to contribute in some way to these events. Get In On Health Fair There will be a community health fair on Thursday, May 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wauchula Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2205 S. 11th Ave. (across from the YMCA), Wauchula. There will be door prizes, and a variety of health care providers providing blood pressure screenings, blood testing for $10 for those who have fasted and other tests available. For information, contact sara.rosenblaum@ahss.org. Veterans Go To Washington The free annual honor flight for World War II and Korean veterans to visit Washington, D. C. will be on May 24 and leave from Fort Myers. Escorted by a Rotarian, veterans will see their memorials, Arlington Cemetery and more. To apply, call Honor Flight Coordinator Sue Birge at 863-781-3536 or any Rotarian. Q: I read about Rainbow Rowell's "Eleanor & Park" in your column a while back, and now I hear it's going to be a movie. I'm so happy to hear this, because I loved the book. Will she be writing the screenplay for the movie as well? Staci R., via email A: Rainbow has been tapped to write the screenplay for her first movie, and she's thrilled for the opportunity. I asked Rainbow how it all came about, and who she sees in the parts of Eleanor and Park. "I'd been talking to DreamWorks for a few months about it. I was nervous at first be cause the book is so much in my control, and a film is an entirely different organism. But I kept thinking about how wonderful it would be to see Park and Eleanor on that screen. The studio and producer Carla Hacken seem really dedicated to bringing the book to life. I'm excited." As for who should play the teenage sweethearts, Rainbow is up for anything. "I don't have anyone in mind. It's hard to imagine established actors in the roles, because there just aren't that many starring roles for a chubby redhead and a 16-yearold Korean boy, which makes it all the more exciting." Q: Thank you for the up date on Sharon Lawrence. She's been one of my favorite actresses since "NYPD Blue." Will she be in a series on a regular basis anytime soon? 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Multi-Cultural Day H ardee Senior High School 6A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 T he Office of Hardee County Emergency Management has scheduled a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) meeting on May 07, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., located at the Hardee County Health Department, Auditorium Room, 115 K.D. Revell Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. The purpose of a local mitigation strategy is to reduce the human, environmental, and economic costs of disasters. Mitigation is any action taken to permanently reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and their property from the effects of disasters. The goal of the LMS meeting will be to identify specific steps to be taken to reduce the impacts of various natural hazards, the timing of those steps, potential funding sources, their priority within the community, and the entities responsible for implementing each of them. Please come participate in this informative and important public meeting. For more information, please call the Emergency Management Office at 863/773-6373. 5:1c 4:3-3:26,2015c

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COURTESY PHOTOS C ool Cats for the third nine weeks of the school year were recently named at Zolfo Springs Elementary. The students were chosen because they showed several great traits, including having good citizenship. Kindergarten Cool Cats are (front, from left) Sheryl Grice, Bianca Rubinos, Jacquelin Paniagua, Adela Manriquez, Mareli Ponce and Tania Garrido; (back) Jayden Albritton, Cesar Jaramillo, Josey Ryder, Rivers Dickey, Luis Ramirez and Daniel Aguilar. ZSE Names Students Who Earned Cool Cat Status First graders who cooperated well with others and received the Cool Cat Award are (front) Aracely Molina-Navarro, Jeremias Serrano, Elisabet Hernandez-Garcia, Gabriel Carranza, Makayla DeLeon, Luis Hernandez and Emily Villalva-Moreno; (back) Bailey Wells, Kenny Mendieta-Arvizu, Chloe Svendsen, Noemi Madrigal, Janelle Garcia, Gabriella Deanda and Luz Leon-Perez. ZSE second graders who used their time effectively earned the title of Cool Cat. These students are (front) Jelene Avila, Cayley Franks, Damian Olmos and Nevaeh Apolinar; (back) Jalisa Banda, Chelsi Garcia, Kaitlyn Gallardo and Nabor Salazar-Barbosa. Cool Cats in third grade who assumed responsibility grade are (front) Gaoyoua Vue, Stephanie McMillan, Heath Hendry, Isai Venegas, Jennifer DeSantiago, Marisa Alvarez and Laurence Johnson; (back) Manuel Alberto-DeLaRosa, Rodney Smith, Jessenia Duran, Eduardo Ramirez-Ramos and Esteban Rios. Fourth graders with good citizenship during the third nine weeks and named as Cool Cats are (front) Miguel Aldama, Marisa Mendieta, Denis Mendieta, Diana Lopez, Lorena Martinez-Bautista and Sadie Rivera; (back) Humberto Aguirre, Chloe Dean, Jesus Apolinar, Teresa Zuniga and Thomas Bryant. ZSE fifth graders showing good qualities were (front) Omar Guevara, Rosalba SalazarBarbosa, Adrian Camili, Cesar Ramirez and Emily Thompson; (back) Brianna Franks, Jeremy Myers, Sydney Justesen and Pablo Molina-Rosales. May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A Community Health Fair T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y M M a a y y 8 8 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m 1 1 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 a a m m Wauchula Seventh-day Aventist Church 205 South 11 th (Near the YMCA) Questions? Please contact: Sara Rosenbaum Florida Hospitals CREATION Health Community Specialist (863) 386-6476 or sara.rosenbaum@ahss.org 5:1p

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8A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Well, theres more congratulations due all over the place. H ardee softball and baseball have made it an even half dozen district championships for Wildcat athletics this year. It started with football, cross country and girls golf in the fall and added another trio this spring, girls track, and now girls softball a nd boys baseball. Baseball was the last, but not the least as 16-year Head Coach Steve Rewis has a stellar, senior-laden team, which had a 22-4 record after Hardee won over Lemon Bay 9-4 in the District 11 championship game last Friday night. Hardee continued into the regional quarterfinal playoffs by host ing District 12 runner-up Cape Coral on Wednesday of this week. A win there would place them in the May 6 regional semi-final against Wednesdays winner of the Lemon Bay-Mariner matchup. Winning May 6 leads to the regional championship game against the winner of the district 9-10 semifinal round. The boys two state semi-final and final games are May 21-22 in J etBlue Stadium in Fort Myers. Meanwhile, the Hardee softball girls claimed their District 11 championship back on Apr. 15 at Englewood against Lemon Bay, the district top seed by virtue of winning the coin toss when the Wildcats and Manta Rays finished the season with identical district records. Hardee went on to win the regional quarterfinal game 10-3 last Thursday night at home against the District 12 runner-up Lely Trojans. Hardee played this Tuesday at home against Mariner, the District 12 champion, who barely got past Lemon Bay 12-10 in the first round. A win Tuesday night would have Hardee in the regional championship this Friday night. Since the district 9-10 first round finished with the District 10 winner and runner-up both vanquishing their District 9 opponents, pitting District 10 runner-up St. Pete Lake wood in a rematch against District 10 champion Bayshore. If, per chance, Lakewood won Tuesday night, Hardee would host Lake wood on Friday night. If Bayshore won, Hardee goes to Bayshore on Friday night. The girls state finals are May 9-10 in Vero Beach. Seniors Joshua Almaraz, Keyon Brown and James Greene finished up the season, and their Wildcat weightlifting careers at the state finals in Kissimmee last Friday. Congratulations to them for making it to state and representing Hardee there. Tennis is over for this season. Boys coach Nicole Aubry notes that junior Jordan Jones, in his first year in the sport, played at num ber three singles and won against everyone in the district in his division. Junior Roby Paris, also in his first year, finished second in the district at number 5 singles. And, freshman Boone Paris teamed with Jones to play in the number one doubles. Boone and Roby often stepped up and replaced seniors Zach and Jacob Neuhofer when their dual enrollment evening classes kept them off the court. Coming up is the annual United Methodist mens golf tournament on May 17. All monies raised go to missionary Frank Zajicek. The tourney will be at the Torrey Oaks course and includes a fourperson scramble. To sign up call Torrey Oaks at 767-0302, Charles Cannon at 245-6323, Bob Norris at 735-0418 or Jack Soles at 7736025. Practice begins Monday on spring football drills. The spring game is May 23 at home against Port Charlotte. Spring community sports continue, youth softball and baseball about to wrap up and go to district and state competition. Well keep you advised as we get more information. Mens Church Softball continues with several teams alternating for the lead. The Womens Church League and Mens Community League may start up about the time school ends. There will be a summer basketball. See the flyer/ad in this weeks paper. Looking ahead, the fall swim program will have new coaches, Tracy Pate and Tammy Pohl. The volleyball girls will also be under new leadership with Amy Monts DeOca and Stephanie Mier. Call any of them for more information. Golf coaches Val Patarini for the boys and Byron Jarnagin for the girls will be back in their usual places, as will cross countrys Don Trew and the varsity and JV football coaches. Information from school and community athletic events is always welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at sports@the hearaldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column. Please note that the deadlines for weekday or upcoming events is 5 p.m. Thursdays. For events, which happen after this time, sports news is due by noon Mondays in order to have any chance of getting in that weeks paper, and is always on a space available basis. Sports Update B y Joan Seaman In honor of the Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run was recently held from the old junior high campus to Heritage Park on Main Street in downtown Wauchula. The top picture shows all who participated in the run, including law enforcement officers, corrections officers and members of the Sunrise Community. All made it to the finish line and were able to enjoy a luncheon under the sun. The bottom pictures show the corrections officers who ran with the flame to the finish line and one of Sunrises clients, Becky Campbell. SPECIAL OLYMPICS COURTESY PHOTO PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO 5:1c C ITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com T he 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. 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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9A KINDERGARTEN E Rom an Flores Karolina Gonzales Sanchez Carmen Jimenez Dakota McQuaig Makaelah Sanchez Gabriela Torres Jevon Valadez Jeremiah Hines Diego Luna Jeremy Montalvo Michael Avila-Victoria Alejandro Rodriguez Isabella Miners Raul Cruz-Jose Gisel Maldonado Marco Solis-Salas Elio Flores Juan Gutierrez-Robles Anthony Marin Miguel Rodriguez Julio Tavares Jennifer LopezGonzales Maryah McCoy Natalie Rodriguez JaSyiah Singleton Azaria Benavides Elivis Jose Garcia Beyonce Juarez Liliana Tamayo Marleny AbregoAmbriz E/S Lidia Valencia Yolanda VelascoLopez Gabriel Murray Jose Tavares Xavier Rodriguez Dilverto LopezGutierrez Andrea Rodriguez Santiago Alamia Jr. Brailyn Albritton Jenny Cabrera Kymorrah Thompson Junior Salazar-Ordonez Santino Alamia Gauge Gardella Julio Velasco-Lopez Jazmine Leon-Cornejo Ernesto Garduno Jr. Nathaniel Pena Rebecca Curry FIRST GRADE A Crystal Ramirez Marshall Chang A/B Chyna Brown Zander Cranford Alexis Escamilla Emmanuel Felix Meagan Knarr Nathania Lopez Jessica Bautista-Lopez German CovarrubiasValen Horacio Mendoza Jazmin Reyes-Ochoa Brenda Lopez-Romas Jose Molina-Lopez Francisco Arreola Giselle Esquivel Romeo Flores Delanie Gonzales Cesar HernandezFlores Alyssa Hines Jacey Juarez Sebastian LunaMoreno Ethne Martinez Carlos Rubio Milagros CavarrubiasValen Efren Hernandez-Jose Enrigue Hernadez David Lopez Hugo Rodriguez-Paz Ezmeralda Alamia Tony Fields Caitlin Knarr Noah Prine Tyasia Spurlock Ethan Thompson SECOND GRADE A John Browning Kayla Gilmore Maya Grace Natalia DeLunaCamacho Devin Jackson Charity Thonmpson Delores Walton Jeremianh Alcantar Jada Altieri Austin Fennell Phoenix Romeo A/B Adrian Salas Gustavo Solis Brizeida Lino Yasime Lopez Maria Mendez George Alamia Dustin Albritton Estrellita DeJesusMartinez Nayely GarciaSaucedo Greg "Bryan" Glisson Destiny Justiss Ezequiel Lopez Christopher Selph Antanesha Singleton Owen Broadwater Mikayla Johnston Ramiro Mata Osiel Molina-Lozano Cesar Ramirez Alvin Sanchez Aileen Arreola Aurelio Cabrera Natalia Calvillo-Rivera Jamine Castillo Leonard Frame Liliana Hernandez Ivan HurtadoDominguez Troy Martinez Jullian Sanchez Mkenzy Stewart Carrie Tawes THIRD GRADE A Antonia Banda Ciara DeBoom Angielita Casso Domingo Flores Hailey Lee Ashley MaganaNavarrete Vanessa PadillaLucatero Yadira Sanchez Lydia Valadez Nyla Ayala Banda Kelsey Gomez A/B Baily Mendoza-Acuna Rebecca Silvan Cyclaliz Avila Perez Amy Farias Ancelmo MacedoBanda Carolina Navarro-Solis Jose Tapia-Gutierrez Arely TavaresEscamilla Diego BautistaLuviano Alli Gitierrez Jassmine MaldonadoOropeza Jovan Pena Karime Rodriguez Luisa DelaRosa Vincente Gardner Chris Hansen Vivana Hernandez Lana Krell Cristian Lopez Brody Waters Caleb Ybarra David McQuaig Kyleigh Revell Jared Fowler Ana Hernandez Paige Danner FOUTH GRADE A Gabriela Arana Elijah Albritton A/B Hezekiah Austin Natalia Garcia Ariel Gutierrez Litzy Abrego-Ambirz Nevaeh Arguelles Jennifer ChavezMunoz Scarlett CovarrubiasValercia Eric Felix Cayden Johnson Raquel Martinez Ivan Molina Julian Molina-Lozono Erick Ontiveros Trace Sockalosky Ke'Varreis White Destiny Badillo Yesenia Chianos Juan Garza Oliver Mendoza Jacqueline Rodriguez FIFTH GRADE A Irvin Campos Eliana Browning Kaylee Gibson Jacqueline RodriguezSuarez Griselda Vasquez A/B Itzel MaganaNavarrete Deontoe McDonald Veronica Sanchez Adela Velasco-Lopez Jennifer AlmeydaOntiveras Kaylee BautistaLuviano Liliana Mata Omar Maya Cesar "Omar" Rosales Majavia Thompson Katelynn Bolin Monica HernandezRuiz Vincente Jaimes Adan Molina Adrian Sanchez Alexandra Solis Joaquin Tavares Marc Alcantar Jackson Casso Jose Hernandez Valerio Hernandez Bryan Huerta Giovanni Lopez Michael Nunez Garrett Tawes Kimberly Walton MRS. POWELL A/B Dominic Martinez Jayden Daniels Johnson Jaylen DanielsJohnson John Lumley Juan Lagui HONOR R OLL Bowling Green Elementary Third Quarter KINDERGARTEN E Z ani Browdy Jordin Campbell Kylee Cisneros Daniel Clarke Diego Cleto Rivers Dickey Alma Guevara Jayden Gutierrez Callie Howell William JimenezAlpuche Lilly Johnson Jacquelin Paniagua Lori Paniagua Eric Ramos Haley Ramos Jonathan Reyes Kaylee Reyna Mikaela Rodriguez Lesley RodriguezNajera Odalys Ruiz-Vasquez Josey Ryder Jodi Salas Larrissa Storts Emily Thomas KINDERGARTEN E/S Jayden Albritton Kierstin Alday Andy Byers Jaslene Cabrera Mariah Coronado Joseph Factor Nathan Fenton Nathaniel Fenton Tania Garrido Keilani Hernandez Lanie Howell Cesar Jaramillo Luis Martinez-Valle Adrienne Mendoza Karla Perez-Herrera Mareli Ponce Luis Ramirez Paloma TavaresMancera Arley Zamora FIRST GRADE A Cayden Albritton Dorian Alvarado Cameron Blake Chase Bryant Russell Bryant Chasity Campbell Jack Clarke Bianey ContrerasRamirez Douglas Daane Shyleah Dunlap Trista Gilliard Tahsin Iqbal Aiden Lazarre Brianna Leon Corey McCullough Kenny MendietaArvizu Aracely MolinaNavarro Gavin Prescott Angel RomeroVazquez Neil Russell Yazmin Sanchez Gracyn Thomas Gavin Tubbs Bryan Vera A/B Jennifer AlvarezArmenta Daniela Cortes Gabriella Deanda Timmothy English Jonathan Gallardo David Gay Makayla Hardin Elisabet HernandezGarcia Anessa Herrera Holley Justice Kaylee Keller Wilber Kirkland Alexa Mendez-Galvan Jacob Molina-Rosales Manuel Mora-Aldama Jayme Ortiz-Ortiz Jesus Perez Alan Rodriguez-Najera Ryan Selph Jeremias Serrano Mason Skitka Gisselle Sustaita Emily Tish Nevaeh Torres Isidro Villagran Emily Villalva-Moreno Bailey Wells SECOND GRADE A Savannah Blasingain Hailey Bryant Olivia Coble Alejandro Cortes Angelita Equite-Zarate Cayley Franks Cailyn Frost Kale Henderson Enrique Mayo Damian Olmos Ruby Valdez SECOND GRADE A/B Cassidy Albritton Jesse Albritton Zunnie Anselmo Nevaeh Apolinar Jelene Avila Mariesol Aviles Jalisa Banda Joseph Bryant Omar CarranzaAlvarez Eduardo Castillo Judd Cole Drake Crow Jaqueline FactorValdez Alora Garcia-Gonzales Ryan Gutierrez Caden Harjo Kathryn Hays Pablo Jaramillo Kylee Johnson Ruben Longoria Yocheved Martinez Lane Pippin Santos Plata Paiton Raulerson Yureidy RobleroFlores Amaryllis Rodriguez Lucia Rodriguez Shelby Ryder Nabor Salazar-Barbosa Wilmer SargentoSantiago Camden Svendsen Rene Tapia Dylan Thomas Antonio Tinoco Johnny "Bo" Trammell Gaozong Vue Lane Warren Cambrya Welsh Mia Wilkins THIRD GRADE A Jaqueline Jurado Aiden Thomas THIRD GRADE A/B Jennifer DeSantiago Morgan Dunlap Danual Duval Nicholas Epitacio Crystal GonzalezLopez Hunter Graham Angel Hernandez David HernandezGarcia Braxton Holt Tayler Kiella Rose Kirkland Briana Molina Alexa Mondragon John Nord Mario Ponce Arianna Rodriguez Julia Simmons Isai Venegas Billy Willis Santos ZunigaHernandez FOURTH GRADE A Adeline Adams McKenzie Banda Lauren Gainous Denis Mendieta Marisa Mendieta Elicarmen SargentoSantiago FOURTH GRADE A/B Miguel Aldama Rodrigo Gutierrez Lorena MartinezBautista Itzel Mendez Valeria Montanez Adolfo MoralesHerrera Ryan Newman Brianna O'Bryan Mollie O'Bryan Gabriela Paniagua Jessica Patino Catherine Perez Chyanne Raulerson Sadie Rivera Adriana Rodriguez Joaquin Rojo Marissa Valdez Mattie Wells Jacob Wood FIFTH GRADE A Colton Block Justin Cole Alexis Crews Nabiha Iqbal FIFTH GRADE A/B Erica Blasingain Billy Block Kaitlynn Brandeberry Vicente Cabrera Adrian Camili Angie Ceron Jake Cole Daniel ContrerasRamirez Oscar DeLeon Jessica Estrada Alan Felipe-Zuniga Brianna Franks Jaza Lynn Garza Nevaeh Gonzales Blake Graham Anthony Griffis Trinity Her Karina Hernandez Robert Lee Cheyanne Longoria David Mendez Tomy Molina-Navarro Pablo Molina-Rosales Raquel Montanez Jeremy Myers Janna Neel Cesar Ramirez C'Mya Rawls Diana Rodriguez Rosalba SalazarBarbosa Abbigail Shonk Faith Thompson Yacquelin Villalva HONOR R OLL Zolfo Springs Elementary Third Quarter HELLO DOLLY SNACK BARS I w as always partial to the famous Hello Dolly Bars back in the '70s. 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10A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 By KATHY ANN GREGG Sp ecial To The Herald-Advocate The Arcadia Youth Rodeo As sociation held its 2013-14 Finals on Saturday, April 12, followed by an awards banquet that evening, and several Hardee County youth took home buck les, saddles and other awards. The rodeo season began back in September, with a total of six rodeos prior to the finals. A se ries of points from 10 to 1 are awarded in each event and each division, with 10 going to the winner, nine to second place, and so on down to the 10th place, which receives one point. The points are then totaled each month for each competitor, and after the sixth rodeo, the top 10 places in each event, and each division, then compete in the finals. The divisions are Tots (age 8 and under), Juniors (ages 9-14) and Seniors (15-18). In addition to event winners, the top cowboy and cowgirl (in each division) is awarded a trophy saddle for the All-Around Championship, and second place is awarded an engraved breast-collar for Reserve AllAround. It was an exciting day! S everal of the event winners had to be determined by a tiebreaker at the finals. Others won by a fraction of a point. And some of the All-Around races were so close that they were won (or lost) at the finals. But none of that phased the young cowboys and cowgirls from Hardee County! The roughstock events, where the contestants receive a score rather than a time, include the mutton bustin, calf and steer riding, and junior and senior bullriding, along with bareback and saddle bronc riding. Senior Richard Faulkner of Bowling Green took the buckle in the bull riding, even though he was injured in late December and has been unable to ride since then. Still, he managed to keep a lead of one-half point to win the shiny buckle. The other roughstock contestant from here was Cody Vina of Ona. He took the buckles for both the steer riding and the timed event of double mugging (which is the younger version of tie-down roping). The youth completes everything except the flanking of the calf, which is done by an adult who runs up to t he roped calf from the side of the arena. And Cody competed in one of the days tie-breakers to win this event. Seniors Jake Bolin took home the buckle for his division in chute doggin and Loni Damboise won the buckle for goat tying in her division. Loni competed in another tie-breaker of the day to win her buckle. Her competition is well-known for quick runs in this event, but Loni gave a textbook-perfect run to win. And she placed fifth in the team roping (heeler). Then came the saddle presentations. And once again, Hardee County cowboys shone brightly. The Tots All-Around winner was Cayden Newsome. He won the buckle in the double mug ging, and placed second in all of his other events, being goattying, barrel racing, breakaway roping and pole bending. Next up was the Juniors Division, where the All-Around saddle winner was Dawson Cantu. Dawson is no stranger to win ning roping events. One must compete in a minimum of three events to qualify for AllAround, and Dawson won the buckle in tie-down roping and t he team roping (header), and placed second in chute dogging, and fourth in breakaway roping. The Seniors All-Around sad dle came back to Hardee County, also, with Pat Carlton. He won the buckle in the tiedown roping, and placed second in both breakaway roping and steer wrestling (a new event this year at the American Youth Rodeo Association), and fourth in the team roping (header). This division was the closest, with Pat and cousin Jake Bolin in a tight race with Josh Keese of Okeechobee all season long. The Roman III Ranch donated an extra saddle, so the names of all the event winners were put in a hat, and Doyle Carlton III presented the saddle to the name drawn, Britta Strain of Broward County. Other local sponsors were the Cantu family of Peace River Bees, Javier Vina and partner Eric Garcia of Hypoint Mechanical, and JTF Performance Horses (being Jimmy and Tamme Miller Fussell, who have been a team sponsor since the inception of the AYRA in March of 2008). Rodeo Youth Round Up Awards COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG R ichard Faulkner shows off his belt buckle for winning the Seniors bullriding event. Jake Bolin smiles as he holds his belt buckle for winning t he Seniors chute-doggin' event. Winner of the Juniors All-Around Cowboy Championship t rophy saddle Dawson Cantu (second from right) poses with saddle sponsors Scott and Matt Martell of MTM Agribusiness and Reserve All-Around winner Amery Bass. Loni Damboise poses with Aldyn Ashton for the Seniors g oat-tying awards. These two cowgirls had a tie-breaker to determine the buckle winner, which was Loni with a textbook-perfect run. Cody Vina shows off his belt buckle for winning the Juni ors double mugging. His other buckle was for winning the steer-riding competition Tots All-Around Cowboy Champion Cayden Newsome p oses with his trophy saddle, together with Reserve AllAround winner Carson Watson, LeeAnn Lipe of Allen Plumbing (the saddle sponsor) and his mom and dad, Christy and Clay Newsome. Pat Carlton (at right), the Seniors All-Around Cowboy C hampion, poses with Reserve All-Around winner Josh Keese of Okeechobee. By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate A trio of Hardee seniors fin ished their high school weightlifting careers at the state meet. The trio, Keyon Brown, James Greene and Joshua Al maraz, participated with dozens of others at the state champi onships at the Kissim-mee Civic Center last Friday. The competition was among the stiffest it has ever been. Brown, who placed sixth at the state meet in 2013, had to settle for 12th this year. The University of Georgia football signee faced unprecedented lifters, with Dennis Williams of Warren Christian School of South Daytona winning a 790 t otal. Greene, lifting at 238, came in 11th with a 600 total, tied with Anthony Yurick of Bushnell/South Sumter and Malachi McClean of Lake Placid. Green had a higher clean & jerk than McClean and higher bench than Yurick. The winner, Jared Makatura of Interlake had the highest total in all classes with his 805, better by 140 pounds than anyone else in his division. Almaraz finished his 138pound division in 12th place. Best of the day in that division was Anthony Marinol of Lemon Bay, who had a 625 total. Weightlifters Bow Out Q : My mother's house has an old wooden swing on the front porch that we enjoyed as kids. But it doesn't look very safe anymore the wood seems to be rotting, the paint has mostly peeled off, and it doesn't swing straight. Is it worth convincing her to re place it? David H., via email A: That depends on a couple of factors, besides convincing your mom to let you replace it. One, is there enough interest among the family to continue to have a porch swing? And two, is the porch structurally sound enough to safely put up a new swing? The reason I ask is that older homes, while probably pretty sturdy, may have developed hidden problems structurally. Porches usually are built outside any load-bearing points and so don't present a threat to the house it self, but they are sometimes built with less-durable materials and therefore deteriorate faster. There's nothing more embarrass ing than putting up a sturdy, heavy porch swing only to have to anchor bolts tear out of a rotting beam, dumping out the swing's occupants. Have a construction profes sional who specializes in outside attachments like decks and porches inspect and evaluate the condition of the porch. Tell him your plans to replace the swing and ask about the best places from which to anchor it. Another option: If the porch doesn't check out, or if you or your mom simply don't want a swing on the porch, try a free standing swing in the yard. Again, look for a sturdy, durable model with good supports that will stand up to outdoor weather for several years. HOME TIP: Want to paint a wooden porch swing? Be sure to use exterior grade paint or paint specially formulated for outdoor porches. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused and neglected children across Hardee County, is seeking volunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent children who are involved in court proceedings. Guardians must be at least 21 years old and undergo background checks and a certification process. For more information about the program, call Dawn Shinskey 863-534-4597 or email Dawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.gov. Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald A dvocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11 A YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 w ww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com son said the tail was wagging the dog i n this case and the property should have been rezoned sev eral years ago when it was purchased. County Planner Kevin Denny then rebutted some of Forgeys comments. He said there is at least a 1,000-foot wetland buffer between the park and the schools. No representative from the school system has expressed any support or opposition to the project during the rezoning process. Commission Chairman Rick Knight said at the beginning of the meeting that he talked to Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti and School Board Chairman Thomas Tre-vino about the application but did not disclose details of the conversations. Resident Hank Kuhlman said the applicant must prove there will be no negative impacts to neighboring properties and felt heavy industries might endanger neighbors. Don Chancey, a member of the Planning and Zoning Board, said the county does not always monitor a building when its changes tenants and uses. He said a recent IDA spec building was permitted but it never came back before his board once a tenant and building use was determined for approval. He complained of hav ing to spend more than $200 to get copies of documents and emails regarding the application. Chancey said many of the ap plications submitted by the IDA are not thoroughly filled out and the uses for a building or property are sometimes left blank. He went on to say buildings could be up to 40-feet high and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If that was 30 feet behind my house, I would have a problem with it, he said. Denny said he does not have the right to waive charges for Planning and Zoning board members and said the board would have to vote to allow him to do that. Commissioner Johnson said that was something the board needed to address. County Attorney Ken Evers then corrected a few erroneous statements previously made by Kuhlman concerning what can go into the park. Evers also said he does not consider Keyplex, Howard Fertilizer and the proposed Florikan building, all of which are in the park, to be considered fertilizer plants since they do not manu facture the products there. Chancey said both the Hardee County Fire Department and the county building official con sider the businesses a fertilizer plant. Terrell then read a recent Bradenton Herald article which said Florikan would be moving i ts production facility to Hardee County from Sarasota while leaving their front office employees in Lakewood Ranch. Frank Kirkland said back up alarms from heavy equipment are very loud and high pitched and could bother residents late at night. Benny Hash encouraged both sides to get together and come to a consensus. Nancy Craft said the issue needs more planning and input and the commissioners acted as if their minds were already made up. Mike Prescott, an IDA member, addressed Johnsons comment of the tail wagging the dog in this case. He said three to four commis sioners usually attend every IDA meeting. If we are doing something wrong, then tell us about it, he said. Lets not fight and have personal conflicts with one an other. Johnson said the IDA has never voted to have changes in building use go before the Planning and Zoning for approval. We shouldnt have to address things after the fact, Johnson said. Commissioner Sue Birge, who said she lives less than a quarter-mile from the park, said the county is in need of a diversified economy with the declining citrus industry. She said she would not ever vote from something that would be harmful to residents. IDA Executive Director Bill Lambert said he believes the IDA does follow the rules. There is a deeper problem here, Lambert said. I feel it is the ability to create gainful employment in Hardee Coun-ty. Thompson then made a mo tion to approve the application and Colon Lambert made the second. Thompson said he has heard a lot of concern for the people around the park and the schools. He said he currently has one daughter attending the Junior High and next year will have two there. He said safeguards are in place to keep a potentially dangerous business from locat ing there. Thompson said he felt in the past a few mistakes have been made in the Commerce Park and he has addressed them privately and feels the issues will be re solved. Colon Lambert said his job as a commissioner is to operate in the best interest of the majority of the people. I dont think this will degrade any of the sur rounding properties, he said. He also said he thinks there are some conflicts among those that gave testimony regarding the application. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee County Commission voted 4-1 to approve the Industrial Development Authoritys application to expand the Hardee County Commerce Park after nearly two hours of discus sion last Thursday night. The Planning and Zoning Board previously voted 3-2 to recommend denying the request while the county staff report rec ommended approving the zon ing change. Commissioner Grady Johnson was the lone vote against the 104-acre expansion which will come back before the board on May 15 for final approval. Each commissioner voted the same way in January when the application originally came be fore them, but the meeting was not properly noticed under Florida law, which voided the action taken. The entire process had to start again. The requested change would rezone a total of four parcels from F-R (Farm Residential) and R-3 (Multiple Family Hous ing) to C/IBC (Commer-cial/Industrial Business Center.) The C/IBC zoning is unique to the existing 129-acre Hardee County Commerce Park, which borders the expansion on the north end. Opponents of the zoning change did not think the end uses would be compatible with the surrounding area, which includes homes and Hilltop Ele mentary and Hardee Junior High School. Max Forgey, a planner from Lee County, was the first to address the board. Forgey said he was representing John Terrell, who owns property adjacent to the planned expansion. He said surrounding property owners and neighbors are not opposed to development but they want to ensure it is compat ible with their way of life and the existing land uses in the area. Forgey said the application was too open-ended to industrial and commercial uses and does not meet the countys requirements. Commissioner Mike Thompson, who previously served on the Planning and Zoning Board, said most all of the potential uses for the property would still have to come back before the board for approval, even if it is rezoned as C/IBC. Under the C/IBC zoning, only manufacturing, wholesale sales, equipment rentals/sales, a county building, fire station, sheriffs station, post office or a private club could be built on the property without additional ap proval from the Planning and Zoning Board and the commission. Forgey said agriculture and residential uses are very close to the property along with the schools. Commissioner Grady JohnCommerce Park Expansion Re ceives First Approval ABOUT ... Ha rdee Living Hardee Living prints your news on people, clubs and organizations, including meeting summaries, births, childrens and senior citi zens birthdays, engage ments, weddings, silver or golden anniversaries, church events and military assign ments. Forms are available at our office. 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Florida Georgia Line No. 19 "Here's to the Good Times" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Luke Bryan No. 3 "Play It Again" 2. Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan No. 1 "This Is How We Roll" 3. Brantley Gilbert No. 2 "Bottoms Up" 4. Eric Church No. 5 "Give Me Back My Hometown" 5. Jerrod Niemann No. 4 "Drink to That All Night" 6. Miranda Lambert No. 12 "Automatic" 7. Rascal Flatts No. 10 "Rewind" 8. Thomas Rhett No. 9 "Get Me Some of That" 9. Keith Urban No. 8 "Cop Car" 10. Blake Shelton No. 6 "Doin' What She Likes" Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TOP Of Th e Charts as of Sept. 30, 2013 BROADWAY MUSICAL COUR TESY PHOTO Hardee Senior High Schools Wildcat Thespian Society will be performing the Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof in three shows this weekend. The play debuts tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m., with a Saturday curtain also at 7. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2. All performances are at the HHS auditorium, 830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Tickets are $5 at the door. Here, the talented cast and crew run through one of the scenes in rehearsal Monday. show improvement and a higher ra ting for that teacher. In addition to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) score ratings, teachers are evaluated on visits to the classroom throughout the year by the teacher or principal. In addition, attendance at faculty meetings, monitoring other teachers, working with parents and co-workers, additional professional development and other data are used in compiling half of a teachers evaluation. Similar to a students A, B, C grades, there are number cutoffs for rating highly effective, effec tive, needs improvement and un satisfactory. For teachers in generic classes such as physical education, media specialists, guidance counselors and others without a specific classroom, evaluation by the principal or assistant prin cipal is based 50 percent on the schools overall FCAT rating, and again half by observational and objective data. Non-support staff who daily come in contact with students, whether lunchroom workers, secretaries, custodians, bus driv ers or paraprofessionals are also evaluated, using the schools overall FCAT score and other data as described. On administrative staff, the principal evaluates the assistant principal and deans in a similar fashion. The deputy director evaluates the principals. Hardee Scores Highly effective scores were hard to come by under the state guidelines and varied from school to school, depending on the numbers in each school. At Hilltop Elementary, it was 6.9 percent (2) highly effective and 93.1 percent (27) effective, with none listed as needing improvement or unsatisfactory. At Hardee Senior High, it was 13.3 percent (11) highly effective, 85.5 percent (71) effective a nd 1.2 percent (1) needing improvement. Another 2.4 (2) percent were not evaluated. For Hardee Junior High, it was 6.4 percent (5) highly effec tive, 37.2 percent (29) effective, 53.8 percent (42) needs im provement, and 2.6 percent (2) the under three-year develop ment status. Bowling Green Elementary has 8.8 percent (3) highly effective and 91.2 percent (31) effective. Zolfo Springs had 2.4 percent (1) highly effective and 97.6 percent (41) as effective. Wauchula Elementary had 19 percent (12) highly effective, 76.26 percent (48) effective and 4.8 percent (3) in the develop ment stage. North Wauchula Elementary had 4.7 percent (2) highly effective, 93.0 percent (40) effective and 2.3 percent (1)in the development phase Changes Coming This is the final year of FCAT testing, as schools turn to the Common Core Standards. Already, some students are having end of the semester exams and test in individual sub jects, particularly in science and mathematics, as required by the new Florida Standards testing. There have been challenges to the requirements of the class size reduction law and other ways of ensuring student achievement are being consid ered, such as increasing avail able resources for students. Finally, there is consideration of each district choosing its own textbooks, albeit from a list of possibilities supplies by the state Department of Education. Some feel that would be an unfunded mandate as local teacher com mittees would have to be ap pointed, and paid, to recommend the choice of textbooks. TEACHERContinued From 1A Building Pe rmits The following permits were appl ied for or issued by the Hardee County Building De-partment during the weeks of April 13-26. Listings include the name of the owner or contractor, the address for the project, the type of work to be done, and the cost in volved. Only projects valued at $1,000 or more are listed. ISSUED William P. Brown, U.S. 17, al teration rehabilitation, $363,000. Drew D. Shock, Main Street, exterior door, $1,500. Mark Edward Gose, Van Sim mons Road, kitchen, $100,000. James M. Cobb, West Main Street, roofing, $5,600. Elizabeth A. Lee, Boyd Cowart Road, alteration, $4,900. Daniel S. Hines, Oaks Bend, alteration, $3,600. Kenneth Edwards, SKP Way, new construction, $27,588. Richard Daggett, Georgetown Loop, bathroom addition, $10,000. Kenneth R. Long, Altman Road, mechanical, $3,925. Kenneth R. Long, Fussell Road, mechanical, $3,350. Kenneth R. Long, Spruce Street, mechanical, $3,650. Kenneth R. Long, Hawaiian Drive, mechanical, $7,300. Mark S. Moye, 11th Avenue, mechanical, $6,000. Kenneth R. Long, Altman Road, mechanical, $4,725. Richie Evans, Downing Cir cle, roofing, $6,300. Gabriel Valdez, Banana Street, roofing, $2,600. Joshua W. Campbell, Dena Circle, roofing, $7,913. Andrew M. Hernan, Oaks Bend, alteration, $35,050. James Teschner, Long Road, pool, $26,000. William Anderson, Heard Bridge Road, windows and doors, $35,480. Virgile, Riverside Drive, windows, $3,000. Metayer, Will Duke Road, windows, $3,440. Boysie Ramdial, Golf Boulevard, windows, $3,698. Homer ONeal, First Avenue, shed, $5,300. David W. Allen, Oak Street, signs, $10,000. Citrus growers are invited to j oin the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association for a Spring Grower Roundtable next week. The program, which includes a luncheon, will be held at the Turner Exhibition Hall, 2250 N.E. Roan St. in Arcadia, on Thursday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The topic will be Tax Implications from Obama Care for Growers. Drastic changes to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the Affordable Health Care Act have created confusion for agricultural em ployers. This meeting will help them understand the requirements for full-time and part-time employe es. It will also delve into the tax consequences to prepare for in relation to this new federal legislation UBS Financial/Thornhill Group is the sponsoring the event. Conley Thornill will be joined by Steve Hamic and Erica Scheipsmeier of Hamic, Jones, Hamic & Sturwold as keynote speakers. Growers are urged to not only educate themselves but their office staff, especially bookkeep ers or anyone responsible for financials and/or tax prepara tion. For more information, con tact Katie Marks at (863) 494-0061 or e-mail oj@prvc itrus.org. Grower Roundtable S et For Next Week

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12A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Collecting Q : At a recent church rummage sale, I found a W.C. Field's cookie jar marked "McCoy." I paid $50 for it and feel I got quite a bargain. Phyllis, Pueblo, Colo. A: Your cookie jar was produced by McCoy in 1972 and generally re tails in the $200 to $250 range, according to "McCoy Pottery: Identification and Price Guide" by Mark F. Moran. Many of the McCoy cookie jars have increased in value in recent years as collectors have become more and more interested in them. For example, the "Liberty Bell" cookie jar, which often sold for about $25 only five or six years ago, now sells for about $100. Q: I was a great fan of Hoot Gibson, the Western movie star of the 1930s and '40s. I have two of his comics, No. 1 and No. 3WW, both issued by Fox Features Syndicate. Are they worth keeping? Rob, Roswell, N.M. A: I contacted several comicbook dealers, and they seem to agree that your comics probably are worth about $300 each. They were issued in about 1950. An excellent reference is "The Standard Guide to Golden Age Comics" by Alex G. Malloy and Stuart W. Wells III, and published by Krause Books. This guide serves up 900 covers of Golden Age comics from 19381956, along with nearly 50,000 up-to-date values. It is easy to use and highly recom mended, especially if you have a stack of older comics stashed under your bed or in a closet. Q: I still have several books from when I was a child. They are "Fred Flintstone Bewildered Baby-Sitter with Peb bles," "The Flintstones and Dino" and "Hildy's Hide away." Although I have no plans to sell them, I am nevertheless curious about how much they are currently worth. Susan, Mitchell, S.D. A: I found your three books referenced in "Warman's Chil dren's Books" by Steve Santi and published by Krause Books. The first Flintstone book was pub lished in 1963 and is valued at $16; the second featuring Dino was issued in 1961 and is worth about the same amount. "Hildy's Hideaway" also is from 1961 and listed for $10. As with most collectibles, condition is extremely important. Children's books with missing or marked pages are worth much less. Write to Larry Cox in care of KFWS, P.O. Box 536475, Or lando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol. com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox cannot personally answer all reader questions, nor do appraisals. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox OVERNIGHT SAVORY FRENCH TOAST This year, serve Mom French toast the savory kind! Bread coated in eggs and crusted in Gruyere rests overnight so you can both sleep in the next morning. 6 large eggs 2 cups milk 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1/4 cup snipped chives, plus additional for garnish 1 loaf (9 ounces) French bread (preferably day-old), cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 6 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded 1. Grease shallow 1 1/2-quart ceramic baking dish. In medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, Dijon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 tea spoon freshly ground black pep per until well-blended. Stir in chives. 2. Arrange half of bread in bottom of prepared baking dish, overlapping slices to fit. Pour half of egg mixture over bread and sprinkle with two-thirds of Gruyere. Cover with remaining bre ad, overlapping slices. Pour remaining egg mixture over bread; gently press down to help bread absorb egg mixture. Sprinkle with remaining onethird Gruyere. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until puffed and golden, and tip of knife inserted in center comes out clean, covering top during last 15 minutes if browning too quickly. Let stand 10 minutes to set custard before serving. Sprinkle with snipped chives. Makes 8 main-dish servings. Shopping Tip: Look for discounted day-old French bread in your market or bakery. calories, 20g total fat (11g saturated), 214mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 20g total carbs, 1g dietary fiber, 22g protein. 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 SHAYLA ALBRITTON Sp ecial To The Herald-Advocate My interview is with Claude Powell. Q: When were you born? A: March 22, 1943. Q: Where were you born? A: Arcadia, Florida, but grew up in Vandolah. Q: As a child, what were your responsibilities? A: Keep the yard mowed, cut firewood, work in the garden, feed the animals. Q: How far were you allowed to go in school? A: Tenth grade. Q: When you finished school, what did you do? A: Joined the Navy at 17. Q: What was the greatest challenge you have had to overcome? Q: How did you overcome that challenge? A: Didnt overcome it, so went into the Navy. Q: Who was the greatest influence in your life? Why? Kids Today Are Given E verything They Want A: His grandfather, Bass Coker. His gra ndfather raised him and was like a father to him. Q: Did you have a favorite teacher in school? Why? A: Mrs. Saunders. She always had a good a ttitude and helped him with work. Q: What are some major changes in the world you have seen? A: Parents have spoiled their kids. They have given their kids everything they want. Back In Time is the result of a class assignment given to ninth graders at H ardee Senior High School. Each student is asked to interview an older person. Selected interviews are published here as an encouragement to the students and for the enjoyment of our readers. Back Back In In Time Time COURTESY PHOTO C laude Powell in his Navy days during the 1960s. The Herald-Advocate will soon be publishing our Annual Graduation Keepsake Edition honoring all Hardee High School graduating seniors. Place an ad in this keepsake edition personally congratulating your senior on his/her accomplishments, with either a recent photo or one from his/her past, or both. ATTENTION PARENTS OF 2014 HARDEE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ADS START AS LOW AS $33 The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, May 1, 2014 PAGE ONE B y JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee girls softball team continued regional playoffs this week. The Lady Cats won their re gional quarterfinal game 10-3 last Thursday against the Dis trict 12 runner-up Lely Trojans. That pitted the District 11 champion Wildcats in a Tuesday night regional semi-final game at home against the Dis trict 12 champion Cape Coral Lady Seahawks, which barely beat District 11 runner-up Lemon Bay 12-10. A win Tuesday night could put the Lady Wildcats in possible position to host the regional final on Friday night. That will depend on who wins in that regional semi-final involving districts 9 and 10. In the first round of their playoffs, winner 9 Tampa Robinson lost 13-3 to runner-up 10 St. Pete Lakewood, and winner 10 Bayshore won 15-0 over runner-up 9 Tampa Middleton. That pitted District 10 rivals St. Pete Lakewood and Bayshore in a battle on Tuesday night. If runner-up Lakewood won that one, Hardee would get to host the regional final on Friday. If Bayshore wins, Hardee would have to travel to Bayshore for the re gional final. The state finals are May 910in Vero Beach. First-year Lady Wildcat Coach Caitlyn Bliss was ecstatic about the quarterfinal win last Thursday. We came out and played our game. It doesnt mat ter whos pitching, our bats are going. We have confidence in all our batters, from top to bottom of the lineup and reserves. Theyve grown as a team and matured, she commented. Some of these girls have been playing together since they won the Dixie Ponytails regional tournament in Sebring on June 21, 2009. Pictured among the stars that day were Kimberly Derringer, Jakaysha Lindsey, Kendall Gough and Karlee Hen derson, all members of this years District 11 championship game. Hardee 10, Lely 3 The game began with soph Sara Welch singing the national anthem while the Hardee ROTC Honor Guard presented the colors. Senior Karlee Henderson started for Hardee against Lely, a Collier County school of about 1,500 students just on the south side of Alligator Alley. Fifthyear coach Jess Dueslers team went 15-12, 6-2 in district play this season. The Lady Trojans includes three seniors and a bunch of underclassmen, similar to Hardee with a senior trio and underclassmen. Henderson opened against Trojan soph Vany Palacios, who fouled off three pitches and went a full count before hitting one down the third-base line. Hardee shortstop Hannah Carl-ton got to it and held the runner to a single. Junior Navia Pen-rod hit to left field and put two runners on base. Senior Woman Palacios, who was at bat when the first two runners began a double steal. While Hardee was occu pied with the runner going to second, Vany Palacios rounded third and headed for home, but alert first sacker Alex Ullrich whipped the ball to catcher Makayla Deuberry for the out. The ball went back out to sec ond, but sailed into right field, allowing Penrod to come around and slide in home under the tag. Nursing a 1-0 lead, the Lady Trojans were denied further scoring. Woman Palacious was out 6-3 Soph Amy Palacios was also out third to first, limiting Lely to just the one score. Lely soph Becca Gates was on the mound as Hardee came to bat in the home half of the first inning and quickly went down in order on a fly-ball, ground-out, walk and fielders choice. Freshman April Alvarado walked to get Lely going in the top of the second frame. Freshman Sivan Palacios struck out and soph Shaina Davis flied to right field. Jakaysha Lindsey made a nice running catch for the out. Senior Cassidy Penzo grounded out to end the Lely ac tion. Hardee bats got going in the home half of the second, send ing 10 batters to the plate and bringing five home. Third sacker Kendall Gough put one up the middle off the pitchers glove and beat the throw from the shortstop to first. Deuberry used a full count before striking out. Kim Derringer hit a shot to the hole and, by the time the shortstop got to it, both runners were safe. Ullrich put a hit over third base, scoring Gough to tie the game 1-1. Derringer went to third and Ullrich to second on the overthrow. When junior Caryssa Johnson dropped a shot just inside the first-base line, it scored both teammates and she ended up on second base. Back to the top of the lineup for Carlton for a hit up the middle. Senior designated hitter Ad dison Aubry singled to short centerfield to score Johnson and put Carlton at third. Carlton came in on a passed ball. Morgan Walters kept it going, with a fielders choice, which took Aubry off the base paths. An error on a Henderson dribbler left her and Walters aboard when the inning ended, but Hardee had a 5-1 advantage. A determined Lely team wasnt ready to quit. With one down, Vany Palacios singled to right field and just barely beat the throw to first base. With two down, Woman Palacious launched a shot over the centerfield fence for two RBIs to make it a 5-3 game. A grounder was the third out. Hardee got going with another four runs in the bottom of the third. Deuberry stroked a hard shot, but right at the shortstop for an out. Derringer got one over the first sacker for a single. Ullrich singled to right but was out at first as Derringer raced to third base. Johnson smacked one to deep short to score Derringer and be safe at first. Carlton took a six-pitch walk. When Aubry tripled to centerfield, it brought Johnson and Carlton home. A Walters double scored Aubry. Walters was stranded when the third out occurred. It was 9-3. Lely left a runner on board in the fifth and sixth innings. When the lights went out in the top of the sixth inning, there was a half hour break before play resumed. Hardee batters went down one, two, three in the fourth and picked up the Lady Wildcats final score in the fifth. Ullrich scored on a hit to left center, fol lowed by a Johnson sacrifice, and back-to-back passed balls. When the Lady Trojan batters were retired in order in the top of the seventh, Hardee had the 10-3 win. Girls In Regional Action Regional Qu arterfinals State C hampionship State C hampion Regional Se mifinals Regional Fi nals State Se mifinals The Hardee County Chamber of Com merce is putting a new twist on its annual golf tourna ment. On Friday, May 2, golf teams will be driving into the night and challenging their skills under the stars. However, Drive into the Night is so much more than a golf tournament, it is an entire event! Bogies & Stogies, the nights so cial hour, kicks off at 6:30 p.m at Torrey Oaks Club House, and will include drinks and appetizers for golfers and their spouses. At 7 p.m., registration for the golf tournament will begin and tee off is at 8. E ach golfer will receive three glow-in-the-dark balls, with extras available for purchase. The course will be glowing from neon socks that will be placed on the hole flags and glow sticks that will litter the course. The Chambers golf tourna ment is known for its raffle prizes, and once again golfers will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win some great gifts. For only $75 per golfer you will have the most unique golfing experience. Registration is available online at www.hard eecc.com or can be done at the H ardee County Chamber office located at 107 E. Main St., Wauchula. If you have any ques tions, please call us at 7736967, said Chamber Director Casey Dickson. We are very excited for our very first night golf tournament. With Bogies & Stogies kicking off the night it is going to be more like an event than just a golf tournament. We are excited for golfers to bring their spouses and spend the evening with friends, eating, drinking and golfing! she added. Drive Into The Night N ot Normal Golf Tourney By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate Although this school year isnt over, next year is already planned. The Hardee County School Board adopted the 2014-15 calendar at its meeting last Thurs day. Accordingly, school will start on Aug. 18. Thats the day stu dents must report. The teachers and staff will be working from Aug. 11-16 getting ready for the influx of students. Theres ample holidays built into the school year, which runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The first holiday of the new school year for summer staff and students is July 4. And, shortly a fter the school year starts, theres a break for the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 2. Theres an early release day on Oct. 10 for Homecoming. Thats it until the Thanksgiving week break, Nov. 24-28. Theres a long break for the Christmas/New Years, begin ning with early release on Fri day, Dec. 19 and continuing all the way to Jan. 2. Spring holidays are abundant. Theres Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 19, followed by Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 16. Finally, theres the weeklong spring break of Mar. 16-20. Wrapping up the year, theres an undesignated holiday on Frida y, April 3 and Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. Students finish up the school year on June 3, with faculty staying through June 5. Perhaps more for parents than students, there are several other significant dates on the 2014-15 school calendar. Progress report dates are set for Sept. 17, Nov. 19, Feb. 18 and Apr. 29. The first quarter ends Oct. 21, sec ond quarter on Jan. 14, third on Mar. 30 and fourth on June 3. Report cards are issued on Oct. 30, Jan. 26, Apr. 9 and June 5. Thats the next school year in a nutshell, giving parents and students time to plan ahead. Calendar Sets Aug. 18 T o Start New Year Raji Sonni, MD, FAAPMarcela Jativa, MD, FAAP Denise Mueller-Barker, ARNP Megan Ramirez, ARNP 10:24c Monday Friday 8:30 am 5:00 pm1125 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula (Tractor Supply Complex)Please Call 863-767-1616 For Appointment This office will be closed on Saturdays as of May 1st until November 1st. In case your sick child needs to see a physician, our Sebring office is open from 8:30 to Noon for your convenience. Please call 863-382-0770. 5:1c 5:1c

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2B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Hardee Living COURTESY PHOTOS O ne dozen pianists per formed at The Wednesday Musicale on April 9 for its annual all-piano program, directed by Jeraldine Crews. Players (above, from left) were Arden Rawls, Paul Clark, Judy Miller, Emily Sheffield, Louise Gantt, Diane Clark Ash, Colton Albritton, Dot Bell, Crews, Carol Myer and Judye Mercer. Kayla Albritton (middle photo), sister to Colton, also per formed. In the bottom photo, Miller and Clark play a duet. On May 14, the club will welcome seven gradu ating seniors who will audition for a scholarship. G uests are invited to the 4 p.m. meeting at the Wauchula Womans Club building at Seventh and P almetto, which will be pre ceded by an ice-cream social at 3:30. PIANISTS ENTERTAIN 1ST LT. ROBIN CREWS Robi n Crews was graduated from Commissioned Officer Training as a first lieutenant on April 4 at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Crews will work in the Medical Service Corps. Her first assignment will be flight commander for the Resource Management Office of the 22nd Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base. She and husband Vince Noble have made their home in Wichita, Kansas. Crews is a 2000 graduate of Hardee Senior High School, and earned a Masters Degree before entering the U.S. Air Force. She is the daughter of Robert Crews Sr. and Gaila and Roger Adams. Military N ews COURTESY PHOTO Mem bers and guests of the Wauchula Womans Club heard an informative presentation from Rita Rodriguez of South Florida State Colleges farmworker program during the clubs April meeting. She is pictured (at right) with Ka trina Blandin, education chairwoman, who also works with SFSC. Election of officers also was held, and their installation will be tomorrow (Friday) at noon at the clubhouse, at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Palmetto Street. GUEST SPEAKER Griffin Clark N ew Member Of Angus Association Griffin Clark of Wauchula is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of t he national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in pro grams conducted by the National Junior Angus Association a nd take part in associationsponsored shows and other na tional and regional events. The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed as sociation in the world, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members. One practice per week (Monday or Tuesday) No practice or games the weeks of June 28 & July 5 Registration at New Hardee Junior High Gymnasium Friday May 16 @ 3:30-7pm Skills & Assessment Drills at New Hardee Junior High Gymnasium Saturday May 17 starting times below Age 5/6 9am Age 7/8 10am Age 9/10 11am Ag e 11/12 1pm Age 13/14(girls) 2pm Age 13/14(boys) 3pm (must be no younger than 5 and no older than 14 on June 1, 2014) Registration Form H ardee Hoops Developmental Leagues Saturday Games June 14 August 9 It is MANDATORY that your child be at registration on May 16th & at Skills & Assessment Drills on May 17th. You must have a copy of your childs birth certificate and insurance card when you register. Cost $40 CASH ONLY. PLEASE CLIP & BRING THIS FORM WITH YOU TO REGISTRATION soc5 :1c 4050 U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 11 am 9 pm Mondays All You Can Eat S paghetti & Salad Bar $ 5 99 Wednesdays BBQ Meatloaf S andwich Platter (includes 2 Sides, Salad Bar & Drink) $ 6 99 Tuesdays 9 Cuban w /Black Beans & Rice $ 5 99 Daily Between 2 pm & 6 pm S oft Serve 99 Buy One Get One FREE Ice Cream Sundaes (originally $ 1 89) Buy One Get One FREE soc5:1c May S PECIALS N Ni ig gh ht t R Ra ac ce e Friday, May 9 7:00p.m.Race starts at Hardee County Courthouse & will finish at Missions on Main All proceeds will go to support home & foreign missions. Register o nline at: www.sendmemissions5k.com or on race day from 5:30 pm 6:30 pm soc5:1c S S u u p p e e r r B B u u f f f f e e t t & & L L o o u u n n g g e e A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n & & C C h h i i n n e e s s e e C C u u i i s s i i n n e e Open 7 Days a Week 11am 10pm(South Bound Hwy. 17) 773-3015 soc5:01c www.jazzercise.com J azzercise Heartland MAY is FREE (with registration and paid joining fee) soc5:1c S Se ee ei in ng g r re es su ul lt ts s o on n o ot th he er rs s? ? W Wh hy y n no ot t Y YO OU U! !May is National Fitness & Moms Month DONT BE LEFT BEHIND!!! The Great Controversy b y E.G. White Download a free copy of The Great Controversy Available in both audio and visual 5:1-29p It pays to a dvertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for O OU U! !The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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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 The following Hardee County schools are scheduled to open for the summer term on Mon day, May 1: Popash, Tor-rey, College Hill, Center Hill, Tura, Castalia, Limestone, Pine Dale and Limestone Negro school. Schools scheduled to open on Monday, May 15, are the Bowling Green Junior High and Fort Green school. W.A. Lapinski, local agent for the Atlantic Coast Line, an nounces that the winter train service will be discontinued beginning with the southbound train scheduled to arrive in Wauchula at 4:46 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, and the last north bound train which is at present scheduled to arrive here at 12:09 on Sunday, May 7. An excellent beginning for the local entry in the Orange Belt league. Two victories over the Fort Meade team makes a pleas ing sight in the official standing column. An advertisement titled The Record Facts That Concern You reads: One income thats increased mightily since 1932! Floridas Income From Beer Taxes in 1938 $1,361,213.13. Beer helps even those who do not drink it! To the tune of a mil lion dollars a day nation-wide, beer tax revenue reaches back into every community, to help pay for relief, for public works, for e ducation and to lift a burden that would otherwise rest directly on the taxpayers. 50 YEARS AGO The city of Wauchula has been cited as having the bestoperated trickling filter sewer age treatment plant serving under 5,000 population in the state. A huge pelvic bone of a pre historic mammoth was uncov ered last week by fossil-hunting members of Wauchulas Explorer Post 410. But the good fortune was somewhat damp ened by heavy rains which threatened to wash away the treasure. Lowering of the water level during the recent drought had exposed a tip of the bone buried in the bank of the Peace River not far from Wauchula. Excavation began Saturday. The digging went on all day and was completed Sunday afternoon. William E. Albritton, chief boatswains mate, USCG, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Albrit ton of Route 1, Bowling Green, is serving on the staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Receiving Center in Cape May, N.J. The services of Dr. Harold Henderson, veterinarian, will be available to dog owners of the Zolfo Springs community this afternoon (Friday) for the inoculation of their pets. After this date, strict enforcement of the citys dog ordinance will be maintained, according to a legal notice published by the Town Council. 25 YEARS AGO T he Hardee High girls soft ball team won the Class 2-A District 12 title last Friday afternoon, winning 9-4 over Sebring at the Altman Road field. Ray Combs came to The Herald-Advocate to see what could be done about some of the oaks on East Main Street being cut back so severely. He said his neighbor, Mrs. Ruthy Cuthriell, was particularly upset about what had been done to the two big oaks in front of her house. The side facing the street and nearest to the power line had been completely cut back, giv ing the impression the oaks are leaning toward her house. Leslie Conerly has been named to the Deans List at Stet son University for the fall se mester. Leslie is the daughter of Mavis Best and Wayne Conerly of Wauchula. After about three years of waiting for final approval and the go ahead from the state, Diana Durrance, manager at the Wauchula State Farmers Market, reported last week that one of the original buildings was torn down. 10 YEARS AGO Looking for the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce? What about Main Street Wauchula? The two community organizations are now located at City Hall, using their familiar phone numbers. A man whose military career has taken him to foreign coun tries and into meetings with the joint chiefs has been honored by the Hardee County School District. Last week at the Senior Awards Banquet held at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center, 80year-old Col. William K. Moran Jr. was inducted into the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame. After 31years of dedicated service, Hardee County FireRescue Capt. Billy Wingate re tired on March 31. He was honored at Station 1 in Wauchula with a retirement dinner. Two local youths claimed championship belts in bouts on Saturday. Daniel Lozano and Ruben Ozuna both won state Police Athletic League titles in fists in Boca Raton. Way Back When Fort Green News By R illa Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! W ell, summer is here and it is already warm! Relay For Life doesnt have the participation it once did, and this is a shame with the number of people in Hardee County who have had cancer. Gloria Dur rance gave a very good talk and encouraged anyone with some thing different going on in their body to get it checked out. They always say early detection is the road to recovery. Suzanne and Miles Judah sponsor the reception for the survivors, and it is always a delicious supper. I was talking to Carol Knight and said usually I saw Suzanne or Miles to thank them. She told me Kathryn Melendy had a problem with a hip and Suzanne and Lynda Gayle w ere staying with their mother some of the time and having caregivers helping also. Sure hope Kathryn has a speedy re covery. The Ken Weiss auction usu ally has some useful and pretty things to whet the desires, but we were outbid on everything we thought we couldnt live without. Im sure there is some astro logical reason, but I noticed last week when I walked Rascal all the ant beds along the edge of the road were in a half-moon shape. Usually they are round and I thought they were really strange. Do your best and beg the county not to turn your dirt road into a shell road. I had a flat tire from the shells and when com plaining was told that Chrysta Chancey had also had one. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to Tom and Sharon Lynn and family on the home going of their son, Billy Porter. He made his final journey last Monday. The Moye reunion will be this Saturday. Alice Faye said peo ple start gathering around 10:30. Alice and Ronnie are set up to entertain. They have a building especially for that, and old pictures line the walls along with plenty of other artifacts. On Easter Sunday Joy Spencer was leaving church and somehow she and Barbara Casey collided on the concrete walkway. Barbaras knees were pretty sore but Joy had to go to the ER and the verdict was a sprained knee. She was at church this Sunday with her leg in a long walking splint and on crutches. It is pretty painful. Maxine Albritton spent a short time, including Easter, with her daughter in Alabama. She is back home but sick with pneu monia. Roy has a brother who lives in Avon Park and still grinds cane and makes syrup. We got Roy to get us a couple of bottles and were planning on syrup and biscuits for a meal but did not have any frozen biscuits. Probably most others are like me and dont make biscuits from scratch anymore. We have be come a nation of soft and lazy people! You can bet as soon as I go to town, I will get frozen bi scuits and then have a feast. It is hard to get good cane syrup, The old saying, you can tell if you live in a small town when you call someone on the tele phone and dial the wrong number but you know the people who answer the phone. That used to be true with the Phil Glorius and Newt Murdock numbers. I was guilty of dialing a wrong number but still would enjoy talking to whom-ever! Well, this week we received two Herald-Advocates in the mail. When you get your paper in the mail you usually receive it Thursday. The extra paper put in our box accidentally was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Murray. Mrs. Murray is Sher mans first cousin, so do we live in a small town or not? Of course I put the paper back in the box Friday and they proba bly did not receive it until Monday; by that time they had probably already bought one! Geraldine Floyd told me her granddaughter, Samantha Cowart, will graduate Friday from college in Orlando. Congratulations to her and best wishes on stepping into the job world. Fort Green Baptist will have homecoming this Sunday. Church will begin at 10:30 and there will not be Sunday School classes or a p.m. service. Every one is invited to attend and stay for dinner. Pray for one another and our nation. This course is being presented by Joseph DeRenzis of JD Financ ial Solutions & Insurance Group, Inc. Joseph is an authorized Richness of Life course presenter. Courses provided to presenters by the Richness of Life Institute are for educational purposes only. JD Financial Solutions & Insurance Group, Inc. and Richess of Life Institute are not affiliated entities. soc5:1c More up to date than t omorrows newspaper The Great Controversy by E.G. WhiteDownload a free copy of The Great Controversy. Available in both audio and visual. soc4:3-5:29p LOST DOG B OXER $50 REWARD L ost Fri. April 18 on Hwy 64 in Zolfo Springs near Blue Berry Farm. If found please call 863-458-6322 Stephanie Gugle Co mputer Tech Phone (863) 781-9720 s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com cl5:1c IN HOME SERVICE May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B

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4B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old male. In my younger years, I participated vigorously in sports. As a re sult, I ended up with a degenerated joint in the big toe of my right foot. Forty years ago, the doctors gave me an artificial joint. Prior to the joint instal lation, I was in severe pain. After the procedure, I had no pain or problems of any kind with the joint. My oldest daughter has a bad joint in her big toe that gives her a lot of pain, plus problems walking. Her doctors tell her that they will not re place that joint anymore. In stead they propose to fuse the joint. She would be off her feet for six weeks, and she would have to undergo eight weeks of intensive therapy and learn to walk differently. What's miss ing here? Why would they not do the procedure for her, when my procedure was so success ful? A.E.C. ANSWER: First off, not everyone with a "bad joint" in the big toe usually a bunion needs surgery. Many people get relief from conservative measures, such as shoe modifica tion, orthotics, night splinting and stretching. However, if pain or difficulty walking persists despite conservative measures, then referral to a foot surgeon is appropriate. There are more than 150 sur geries described for treatment of bunion deformities. Joint re placement (arthroplasty) is still being done, but a 2005 trial com paring a fusion procedure (arthrodesis) to joint replacement found arthrodesis to have supe rior pain control. Other studies have found the two procedures to have very similar outcomes. While I am glad you had such a good outcome, one has to be very careful when comparing one's own treatment with someone else's. There may be subtle differences between you and the other person that you aren't aware of. Or, as may be in this case, surgery techniques may have changed over time. The arthritis booklet discusses joint problems like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach No. 301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipi ent's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for de livery. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 72, and for the past few weeks I have been fighting a case of hives. The dermatologist has taken me off nearly all meds, as a biopsy shows I have a chemical allergy. The itching is severe. Is there anything other than triamcinolone cream that can calm things down? The hives are large, most of them flat, and most ringed with red. The only meds I take are for diabetes and a thyroid condition, and I've taken them for ages. F.L. ANSWER: I am surprised you aren't taking an antihista mine, like Benadryl or a pre scription equivalent. However, the real issue here is why are you having hives? There are many causes, and the biopsy report, while consistent with chemical allergy, might not be definitive. If the hives last more than six weeks, normally you'd get a series of blood tests, with perhaps some additional followup testing if necessary. Some times the cause is never found. Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cor nell.edu. To view and order health pamphlets, visit www.rb mamall.com, or write to P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. (c) 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. To Your Photos by Jim Kelly Ha rdee County brothers Michael, Jonathan and Jeremy Kelly each recently killed a wild turkey gobbler on private land in the Heartland area. They are the sons of Jim and Jean Kelly of Bowling Green. Michael is employed with The Herald-Advocate, Jonathan is a pharmacy student at University of Florida, and Jeremy is a banker at Wells Fargo branch bank across from University of South Florida in Tampa. GOBBLER SUCCESS Words To L ive By A Daily Thought T HURSDAY Man is a mere phantom as h e comes and goes to and fro. He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. But now, O Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in You.P)-200( bt nfrF F R R I I D D A A Y Y N ble expression of the invisible God. He existed before cre ation began, for it was through Him that everything was made, whether spiritual or material, real or unseen. Through Him, and for Him, also were created power, do minion, ownership and au thority.C)-200()800()]TJ 291 0 Td [(b nP S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y Nebuchadnezzer wrote to t he nations, I want you all to know about the miraculous signs and wonders the Most High God has performed for me. How great are His signs, how powerful His wonders! His kingdom will last forever, His rule through all genera tions." # $ % b n &' S S U U N N D D A A Y Y Be careful not to make a s how of your religion before men; if you do, no reward awaits you in your Fathers house in heaven. Your good deeds must be in secret, and your heavenly Fa ther, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. MM(#) *$ n! + M M O O N N D D A A Y Y Think before you speak, and b e careful what you say to God. God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so say only a few words to God.! EE # )-200()]TJ 98 1 Td [(M# )-15200(nCrT T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y It is God Himself who has m ade us what we are and given us new lives from -./ 0.1 -1He planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.! 2(# )-200()]TJ 146 1 Td (% 3 n '&+ W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y Men do not despise a thief if h e steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment, whoever does so destroys himself.P45 # 46)-14200( 3* % nfrI 788verses are excerpted fromT9: ;< 8 = >?@ 8 :B FGHIJ G?KL H OQ : R I: VR ?
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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B M M o o t t h h e e r r ' s s D D a a y y t t h h e e H H e e a a l l t t h h y y W W a a y y Mother's Day is a wonderful t ime to celebrate mothers and mothers-to-be. It's also a good time for women who want to become pregnant to focus on a plan for a healthy future. To have a healthy baby, you should prac tice good nutrition before, during and after pregnancy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in clude recommendations that can help women consume adequate nutrients, limit possible toxins and be physically active. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant: food high in heme-iron (such as meats) and iron-rich plant foods such as spinach) or iron-fortified foods. To help increase the ab sorption of iron from plants and iron-fortified foods, pair them with ones high in vitamin C. defects, consume 400 mcg (mi crograms) of folic acid daily from fortified foods or supple ments, in addition to eating foods naturally occurring form of vitamin B-9, found in food, while folic acid is synthetically pro duced. As with most vitamins, the natural form is preferred, and better for absorption. It is re quired for numerous body functions, including DNA synthesis and repair, cell division and cell growth. A deficiency of vitamin B-9 can lead to anemia in adults, and slower development in children. high levels of mercury. Include fish or shellfish that is low in Kitchen Div a By Angela Medearis mercury, such as shrimp, light and catfish. beverages. Pregnant women: defects, consume 600 mcg per day of vitamin B9 from fortified foods or supplements, in addition to consuming foods that natu rally contain folate. Vitamin B-9 is especially important for proper fetal development. complications are present, do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, dominal trauma. high levels of mercury. Include fish or shellfish that is low in mercury. beverages. raw sprouts. have been reheated to steaming hot. Breastfeeding women: moderate weight reduction is safe and does not compromise weight gain for your nursing infant. negatively affect the mother's ability to breastfeed successfully. high levels of mercury. Seafood such as shrimp, light canned are low in mercury. Have a happy and healthy Mother's Day! (Additional information adapted from Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture.) BABY BUMP SALAD This delicious salad features mixed greens with avocados and dressing foods that are high in vitamin B9, a water-soluble B vi tamin with many rich, natural sources and especially important for women of childbearing age and pregnant women. 4 cups of mixed greens (spinach, romaine and arugula) 2 large avocados, peeled and sliced 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup whole-wheat croutons Toss ingredients together in a large bowl. Drizzle with Orange For the Orange Juice Dressing: 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons white or dark balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper fitting cover, combine the orange honey, salt and pepper. Cover 2. To store, refrigerate for up serving. 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. Soc5:1c YOURFRIENDINTHECARBUSINESSFOROVER17 YEARS 863-508-2400For Secure Credit Approval 5:1c Se Habla Espaol!! Tenemos Sobre 350 Vehiculos Nuevos y Usados!!Llame hoy a Javier Cruz al 863-651-6696. Pagamos el mejor precio por su intercambio. Over 350 New & Preowned Vehicles Cars As Low As $2,000 $ We will pay top dollar for your trade $ Robert L. Shiver Jr.Sales Manager(863) 508-2400 x8430 Javier Cruz(863) 651-6696 SIMPLY THE BEST DEALS Buy, Lease or Trade, We Give You More For Your Money!*Rates and payments vary per model and term. Does not include tax, tag, title or dealer fee. Dont Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102or email kuleanaadventures@gmail.compeaceriveradventures.comsoc5:1cGator Bite SUP* Race*Stand Up Paddle a a t tu ur r d da a M Ma a 4 4Practice & nstr uctions @ 8 am a ac ce e t ta ar r t ts s @ @ 1 11 1 a am m Help us put life-saving AEDs in every police car!Hardee Lakes Park F F r r i id da a y y , M Ma a y y 9 9 M M O O O O N N L L I I G G H H T T P P A A D D D D L L E E$25 $10 Shuttle Sign Up at: kuleanaadventures@gmail.com

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6B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 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 NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit for t he 2014 season for Chapman Fruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863781-4133. 1:9-5:29p L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing citrus fruit for the 2013/14 season and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384. 7:8tfc F REE CLEAN FILL DIRTcan load. Call 863-781-7684. 4:10-5:8p INTERACTIVE CAREGIVING is w hat separates COMFORT KEEPERS from other caregivers. Our focus is on engaging the mind, body, and safety of our clients. CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion positions are available in the Hardee County area. Flexible, full-time or part-time. Learn more about a rewarding career enrich ing the lives of others with COMFORT KEEPERS. Apply online: ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call 863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Most offices independently owned and operated. 3:6tfc Help Wanted Agriculture BARTENDERS NEEDED, 863-7358887. 5:1,8c DR IVERS: $5,000 Sign-on Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent freight, great miles on this Regional Ac count. Werner Enterprises 1-855517-2507. 4:24-5:15c HOUSE FOR SALE3 BR, 1 Bath, b reezeway and Florida room, some appliances, 2 car carport, large metal garage and workshop area. .68 acre of land. $45,000 OBO. In Bowling Green, contact Jim Nichols, 4420 Bryan Ave., Bowling Geen. 5:1,8p 3 BR, 1 B, $46,000 OBO, extra large lot, storage bldg., shade tree, 863-412-8932. Carols Realty. 5:1c GOATS FOR SALE, 863-773-6945. 5:1p Livestock Houses Help Wanted REWARD FOR a set of keys with p ictures atttached. Lost at the north Winn Dixie. If found please call 863-735-0705. 5:1,8p UTILITY POLES for sale. All sizes. 863-245-8659. 5:1-29p C OCA COLA Collectibles, NASCAR, Olympics, Super Bowl, Bears, etc. Call 863-245-6619. 5:1p 2 001 KAWASAKI VN1500-L2 Vulcan Nomad Fi, $3,375, 863-773-2478. 4:24-5:22p 2/3 MH WITH LOT. 3015 Vermillion C ourt, Zolfo. 863-781-5201. 4:17-5:8p Mobile Homes Miscellaneous Lost/Found 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 AT TENTION! 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 PEAS! Center Hill Farm, 2949 Cen t er Hill Road. Black-eyes ready now. Zippers and conks coming soon. Large sweet onions ready too. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 5:1c Produce Pets AUTO COLLISION REPAIR INSTRUCTOR Fu ll-time faculty position to teach Auto Collision Repair and related courses at the Desoto Campus, starting August, 2014. Vocational certificate (or equivalent) in Auto Body/Auto Collision Repair required. Minimum 2 years related experience required. Competitive salary plus benefits. Application review will begin May 22, 2014. Visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for a de tailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION cl4:24,5:1c600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132 http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com HELP WANTED Po lice Officer The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications for full time police officer position. The successful applicant must possess current Florida certification and fulfill the hiring prerequisites as set forth by the department, which in cludes a thorough background investigation and drug screening. The position will remain open until filled. To obtain an application, please contact Captain Brett Dowden or Chief John Scheel at (863) 375-2255 or you may obtain one in person at 104 E. Main St. The police department offers competitive pay and benefits and an active, challenging work environment. The city of Bowling Green is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. cl5:1,8c H Ha ar rd de ee e C Co ou un nt ty y: : Grand old home on the National Historic Registry. Could be a show place! Three other homes on property. Possibly Bed and Breakfast and income producing. 5 acres in a great location! Zoned R3. Only $199,000. Call now!!! P PR R O OP PE ER R T TI IE ES S F FO OR R S SA AL LE E Advantage Realty743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark Lambert Realtor Cell: 863-832-0401 Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl5:1c Over $35,000,000 in sales for Hardee and Highlands County area in 2013. And 21 Realtors at your service for all of your real estate needs. ERA Real Estate offices located world wide! cl4:10-5:1p 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. Wed. 10am 6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am 7pmCLOSEDTHURSDAY& SUNDAYD AN H ILL 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 (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 Commercial lot (zoned C-2) in s ide Wauchula City Limits. $14,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! 3/2 home in Wauchula close to business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian Dr in Wauchula. $75,000! 5 acs. w/mature trees in Desoto John ONeal REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 MONICA REAS....................781-0888 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490 HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl5:1c Co. Homesite or farm. Owner fi n ance. $35,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole bars, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000! 89 acs fronts Peace River & includes cabin, barn, 3 wells, & 35 ac grove. Excellent pasture & majestic live oaks w/plenty of deer & turkey. $735,000! 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! H H A A R R D D E E E E C C A A R R C C O O M M P P A A N N Y YYOUR #1 CAR DEALER (Across From First National Bank) 773-6667 Billy Hill OwnerMonday Saturday 9AM7PMSunday 1PM6PM Come See Us For Great Deals cl5:1c W W o o a a u uy y r r P P a ay y r r O On n a a t t M Mo od d V V h hi ic c $500 CouponMust Present At Time of Purchase HELP WANTED F INANCE/HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR The Hardee County Sheriffs Office is taking applications for a Finance/Human Resources Director. Applicants must possess a degree in Finance/Accounting. Must have knowledge and experience in all aspects of payroll, purchasing and general ledger. Must have knowledge and experience in human resources benefits coordination. Experience in governmental accounting and public sector human resources is preferred. Applicants must successfully complete the personnel selection process set forth by the Sheriffs Of fice. Applications may be obtained and re turned at the Sheriffs Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00 p.m. May 16, 2004. cl5:1,8c cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062C ALL B ILLY H ILLAT HELP WANTED Established local agri-business needs experienced, cons cientious, detail oriented person with computer knowl edge to work with customer accounts and billing. Mon-Fri, 40 hours, benefits offered. We are a drug free workplace. We will consider and respond to all applications. Send resume to Box 338 C/O Herald Advocate, P O Box 338, Wauchula, Fl 33873 Attn: Trayce 4:24,5:2c HELP WANTED Helpers for store renovation. Must b e able to stand of long periods of time, lift up to 45 lbs., and show up every day. 50 people needed immediately! Weekly pay + benefits + 40 hrs. a week. 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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B T he Classifieds UNITED COUNTRY Wolf Lake Real ty 4 bedrooms, 13.5 acres, barn, pond. Call Jim Watson, Broker Associate, 863-465-1549. 5:1-29p ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, s everal sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291. 5:1c C OMPLETELY REMODELED MH, rent or lease, 3BR/2BA with fire place, in country, $750 monthly, 863-773-0331, leave message. 4:24-5:1p T HREE BEDROOM TWO BATH large yard, $800 plus Deposit, Call 863-832-1984. 4:10-5:8p *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 Rentals Real Estate FOR RENT One bedroom apart me nts for women and children with a courtyard in a protective en vironment. Electric is included with the rent. Hannahs House Complex, 863-773-5717 ext. 2. 4:24-5:1c N ICE, CLEAN, SMALL furnished efficiency apartment. AC/Heat, utilities included. $500 per month. Damage deposit and references required. 863-832-0676 or 863773-9793. 5:1p 3 BR/1B MOBILE HOME in Charlie Creek on Hwy. 64, $600 month, $300 sec. Teresa 863-781-9084, Bill 863-781-4460. 4:24tfc EAGLE LAWNCARE. No contracts. Mo wing, weedeating, tree trim ming, 863-832-3246, 863-3998967. 4:24-5:22p H ARDEE ROOFING, owner Richie Evans, License #CCC1326969, 863-773-0377. 3:6-5:8p 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 Services Rentals THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB c ollects NOT broken prescription eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh I S ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh AT TENTION! State Statutes 4891 19 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the contractors li cence number. tfc-dh NEED A CAREGIVER? I have ref erences, 863-773-0421. 5:1p HANNAHS HOPE CHEST, 226 We st Main Street. Open 9-5, some new and used items, including beautiful professional church Hammond organ, also several desks. We also pick up furniture donations, 863-773-5717 ext. 4. 4:24,5:1c Yard Sales Wanted Services SATURDAY, 8-? 1121 Louisiana St reet. Help send non church kids to camp. Massive yard sale.5:1p MU LTI FAMILY MOVING Sale, Thursday, Friday, 8-?. Saturday, 811. 1037 Magnolia Lane, Knollwood, Wauchula. Washer, dryer, microwave, lamps, chairs, Christmas decorations, roll-away bed, entertainment center, clothes, household. 5:1p F RIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 8 am ?, 1206 Boyd Cowart Rd., out back. Tools, toys, collectible glassware, cast iron heaters, model cars/trucks, going on daily, for more information call 863-2456619. 5:1p SAT URDAY, 8 am, 1472 Maude Rd. Wauchula. 3 families clearing out to make space. Lots of items including Aeropostale & Hollister clothing, office desks, bikes, TV stand, dishes, even some new items, too much to mention. Everything has to go! Sale will be in the barn so rain or shine we will be there! 5:1p MU LTI-FAMILY, Friday, Saturday. 3307 Highway 17 North (Red Bu liding). Furniture, clothes, misc. 5:1p F RIDAY, SATURDAY, Family Yard Sale, 8 am-1 pm. 992 Old Bradenton Rd., Wauchula. 5:1p SAT URDAY, 8 am ? 747 Popash Rd., Wauchula. Everything must go. OBOs. 5:1p SAT URDAY, MAY 3, 8-12, Charlie Creek MH Park, SR. 64.5:1p MI SSION TRIP Fundraiser, Friday, Saturday, 8 am ? New Hope Baptist, at the Rec Center, 1999 Hwy. 64, Popash. 5:1p Yard Sales 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. 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Briarwood is the most desirable neigh borhood in Wauchula. 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 fire place, metal roof and an open porch in back. Priced at $39,900 PRICED REDUCED!!! PERFECT HOME FOR YOU!! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath frame home is located in urban Wauchula. Not far from Main Street. This home includes a 2 car carport, from and back porch, and an upstairs loft for a possible 3rd bedroom. Great op portunity for a starter home or investment for rental. Priced at $42,000 to $38,000. NEWLY LISTED!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Wauchula, FL within walking distance to Main Street. Includes back screened porch, 2 car carport and fenced back yard. Priced at $69,900. NATURAL LAND!!! Nice wooded 2.25 acres in Fort Green FL. Out in the country a get away from the city life. Owner financing available. Priced at $25,000 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 fam ily entertaining. Priced at $42,750 VERY NICE MOBILE HOME!! This 2005 2 bedroom 1.5 bath mobile home is move in ready with furniture. Perfect for a newly cou ple or someone looking to escape the cold weather up north. Priced at $70,000 GO TO: HomePath.com for More Fannie Mae Properties NEWLY LISTED!! Come by and see this charming 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home at the right price. Priced at $40,000 NEWLY LISTED!!!! 3 bedroom, 2 bath large home, 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 LAKELAND DEAL!!! Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home with one car garage. Freshly painted interior new stove in stalled. Sliding glass doors go out to a brand new deck and in an enclosed back yard with privacy fence. Home located in South Lake land, close to shopping malls and local dining. Priced at $173,500 GREAT BUY!!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home 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. PROPERTY!! Two 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. PRISTINE MOBLIE HOME!! This 3 BR, 1 Bath has a kitchen/dining, LR, 12/30 Addition W/ 3rd BR. Wonderful play area or great room, 2 car carport, screened porch and large work/ storage/ play room. Totally re done. Certainly a must see! Priced at $49,000. GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO PEACE RIVER!! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath concrete block home located just outside of town. Upgrade in kitchen with new counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Priced at $125,000 A REAL BARGAIN!! 3 BR2B mobile home with lots amenities. In ground screened swimming poolgreat 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 cl5:1c 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 cl3:13tfc 863-453-5565 New Listing! 10 ac & 2 bedroom, 2 bath home 7 1/ 2 ac in grove. $195,000 $165,000 garage $299,000! tow n. Listed $99,500 ... 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8B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014The Classifieds W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.773-4478 Insured 30+ years experience Free Estimates Complete Tree Servicecl5:1c954 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 GILLIARDFILLDIRTINC.Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs cl8:2tfc BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 MONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc.863-767-0313 Office 863-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning ArrestorServing Hardee County Since 19945:1tfc EC13002737 24 Hour Emergency Service Frank VasquezRealty Inc. Frank Vasquez, Lic. Real Estate Broker 863.781.4133 cl5:1c ROSE ABBOTT, REALTOR Member of the Bryan Team VACANT LAND $154,000 $149,900 RESIDENTIAL Acres Detached 3 Car Garage $175,000 $149,000 Call Me For More Information On These c;5:1c Bill & Cyndee Bryan, Realtors809 US 27 South, Sebring, FL 38370863-381-4092 & 863-381-6574 REMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUS REMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUS REMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUS REMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUSEMAXREALTYLUS Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce DanielsThe Herald Advocate FILMCOFLORIDAINDUSTRIALLANDMAINTENANCECO.CLEAN SWEEPRANDYCREWS863-781-2479 ONE CALL DOES IT ALL Serving Central Florida Coast to Coast cl5:1-22p Flores & Flores, Inc. (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.net at $86,000Noey A. Flores Broker (863) 781-4585 RealtorsNOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873WESHARETHESAMEMLSWITHHIGHLANDSCOUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours Noey A. Flores, Broker 863-781-4585 Associate863-781-2955 Michael D. Boyett, Sales Associate 863-781-2827 Jason Johnson, SalesAssociate 863-781-3734 cl5:1c REVELLAUTOSALES After Hours Call:863-245-0383 orSandra Miller 863-781-4577WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDSA A l l l l V V e e h h i i c c l l e e s s$ $6 65 5 A A W W e ee ek k! cl2:20tfc cl5:1c Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66 Zolfo Springs(863) 735-1495 CITYTIRE& SERVICE (Intersection of Hwy 66 & US 17)cl5:1c 8 86 63 3-8 83 35 5-0 04 40 08 8 8 86 63 3-4 47 73 3-3 32 26 61 1 L Lo ow we es st t R Ra at te e i in n T To ow wn nCall Or Stop By For An AppointmentF FR RE EE E A Al li ig gn nm me en nt t C Ch he ec c k kIf adjustments needed shop rates apply. Parts not included. We Now Have Prism LaserAlignment Machine O O n n l l y y O O n n e e i i n n H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y LA M B E RTREALTY INC.105 West Summit Street Wauchula, FL 33873Bus. (863) 773-0007 Fax: (863) 773-0038 cl5:1c

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11 B COURTESY PHOTOS J ubilant Wildcats celebrate winning district championship. We are located at Formerly Dr. Girouxs Office Monday Disclaimer: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Kevin J. Krause, DMDNow Accepting New Patients Free Consultations Sedation Available Free Second Opinion We Will Work With Most Dental Insurance 5:1c 5:1c 773-0618 Here we are one-third of the w ay through this year and it feels as though it has just begun! Those of you who are consid ered senior citizens, like myself, can remember when it seemed like time stood still and was going nowhere. Then poof! here we are wondering where time has gone! Much has happened this past week, so I will try to bring you up to date and then move ahead for a few more days. The annual Relay For Life was held last weekend. Our local American Cancer Society always does a great job sponsor ing this event. Cancer awareness and cancer research have moved so much more forward since my husband, Jack Sr., and my brother, Irvin, both became victims of this dreaded disease that takes so many forms. So many more are survivors now than several years ago! Con-gratulations to each one of you! Last Sunday, New Hope Baptist Church held its quarterly worship time in song. What a great time we had! There was a trumpet solo, a violin duet, vocal solos and duets and solos, as well as other featured musicians and vocal groups praising the Lord through the wonderful ecclesiastical music that He has provided through the years. Hymn time followed and com pleted the worship service with a closing prayer and fellowship. Yesterday (Wednesday), Den nis and Kay Crews and Micah and Sylvia Hendrickson cele brated their wedding an-niver saries. Congratulations to both couples. Birthday greetings this week are sent to Candace Bozeman, Tim Chaney, Brian Larimer Jr., Barbara Bailey, Pauline Hendrickson and Wilbur Robertson. May each of you have the best birthday and the best year that lies ahead. As time is getting close for the next mission trip to Nica-ragua, those participating will be holding a yard sale at the recreation center on the New Hope church grounds, just off State Road 64 out of Zolfo Springs, this Friday and Sat-urday. The funds from the sale will provide muchneeded supplies, to be taken or purchased there, to aid the families and churches in the area surrounding Grenada. On our prayer list are those with immediate needs, other needs, unspoken needs and our military, as well as those serving our nation at the federal, state and local levels. Each one of us usually has a list that sometimes looks like our Christmas wish list. Let us remember that God knows our needs before we ask, and that He will answer yes, no or wait awhile. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope, Jeremiah 29:11. My family stands in the need of prayer this week, as do so many others. I always tell those of my family to try to find 10 blessings they have received each day. Some days become harder than others, but if a person really looks, they will find blessings beyond counting. As we think of prayer, today (Thursday) is recognized across our nation as a National Day of Prayer. Heritage Park on Main Street in Wauchula will be the location of our prayer and dedication ceremony at noon. Hope to see you there. As I close for this time, I am remembering my son, Samuel Jeremiah, who died in a vehicular accident five years ago on May 3. I miss him, but I know God used my childs death for His Glory. I am thankful that his two friends, Misael Gomez and Quintin Blundell, who were with Sam that morning, have gone on with their lives and are still considered my dear friends. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me, Psalm23:4.

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12B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 MONDAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, French Toast, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Mac & Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetables, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Salsa, Lemon & Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B rown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken w WGR Roll, Turkey Tacos, Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit, Garden Salad, Salsa, Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Whats For L unch? Grape Juice, Condiments and Mi lk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w Spinach & Breadstick, Hamburger on WGR Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cucumber Slices w/ Dip, Steamed Broccoli, Apples, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Professional Day, No School MON DAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, French Toast, Turkey Sausage, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Deli Combo Sub, Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetables, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Salsa, Lemon & Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Condiments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: B rown Sugar CinJUNIOR HIGH namon Poptart, Golden Gra h ams, Super Donut, Graham Crackers, Strawberry Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken w WGR Roll, Turkey Tacos, Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit, Garden Salad, Salsa, Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, Grape Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w Spinach & Breadstick, Hamburger on WGR Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cucumber Slices w/ Dip, Steamed Broccoli, Apples, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Professional Day, No School MON DAY Breakfast: A pple Jacks, French Toast, Turkey Sausage, Strawberry Poptart, Apple Slices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Tuna Salad w/ Bread Bowl, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: T rix, Chicken & Biscuit, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, SENIOR HIGH Taco Salad w/ Tortilla Chips, Sp icy Chicken Sandwich, Pep peroni Pizza, Vegetables, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Salsa, Lemon & Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat, Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit, Condiments 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, Cheeseburger on WGR Bun, Oven Fried Chicken w/ WGR Roll, Turkey Tacos, Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Salsa, Black Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Orange, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Fros ted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit, Orange Juice, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: Baked Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger on WGR Bun, Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w/ Spinach & Breadstick, Chef Salad w/ Turkey, Spinach, & Roll, Hamburger on WGR Bun, Turkey Pot Roast, Cucumber Slices & Dip, Steamed Broccoli, Apples, Fruit Punch, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Professional Day, No School I ndividual menus are subject to change. (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aarons Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 1:00pm5:1c We are very excited to introduce QR Codes on our labels and receipts as a new service to our patients. The code is prescription specific and will link you to information about your personal medication. In addition you will be able to enroll yourself to receive free reminder calls, emails or text messages when its time to take your medications or set up reminders for when its time to refill your prescriptions. This is a free service from Heartland Pharmacy for all of our patients. Using a smart-phone app try scanning the sample QR Code below for a demon stration. Note: If you do not have a smart-phone, contact the pharmacy to learn if you might be able to access this information in some other way. HeartlandPharmacy In Other Action The Hardee County School B oard also approved the following items during its meeting last Thursday. There were several presentations, followed by the 10-minute regular meeting. Board member Jan Platt was ab sent. reviewed and applauded the Take Stock in children achievers, which included five junior high students and 10th grader Joselyn Thompson who received a spe cial Ronald McDonald scholar ship. several high school students participating in STEM scholarship workshops and activities. Since the three-year grant for it is ending, an Alpha Beta Pi club will continue such activities, includ ing mentoring junior high stu dents, on a limited basis. of the Florida governor, visiting Hilltop Elementary School on Tuesday and read to students. grades to chapters three and four of the School Board Policy Manual. On a question of substitutes performing the same duties as the teachers they replace, it was clarified that preschool duty teachers generally cover for one another in planned absences. Ad justments will also be made to the wording about the sick leave bank. $82,393 of E.O. Koch Construction for renovations to the Wildcat Stadium press box, for work which will begin after the May 23 Spring football game. The balance of the Mosaic Founda tion grant and matching monies will be used for track renovations to be completed before the fall. meeting to June 10 because of the annual summer conference June 11-13. fects on FCAT testing because of problems with the state computers. The balance of the items were on the consent agenda, which was approved on a single vote of the four members present. They in cluded: Alternative Behavioral Concepts Inc. contract on interventions for students with disabilities. River cleanup in cooperation with Mosaic, with 15 students and 15 Mosaic employees working to remove litter from the river. School Board meeting room for an Industrial Development Au Council meeting on May 13. amendment to piggy back with the city of Port St. Lucie for a contract with Glover Oil for 7,475 gallons of diesel fuel at $3.79 a gallon for the transportation department. five old pieces of computer equipment (2000-2003) with a value of $15,510.87. summary reports. Golia Ford, Ella Dirkson and Lu anna are retiring. Gloria is re turning from leave and April Clark and Maxine Robertson are going on leave, and approved substitutes, Vickie Trammel is a substitute teacher, Janet Waite paraprofessional, Courtney Nicholson as media clerk, Carlos Cortes, custodian and Paige Farr is the office. Cassandra Mendez will serve as a short-term teacher for Susan Braxton for the rest of the school year. Asela Calves will be secretary in the high school front office. The next School Board meeting is Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in the board meeting room at 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula. 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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, May 1, 2014 PAGE ONE B y JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcats sealed the District 11 championship by building on the four-run lead they took in the third inning. The Cats went on to win 9-4 against district rival Lemon Bay in a Friday night battle of homers. Wildcat junior Cody Spencer blasted a three-RBI one to get Hardee on top in the third inning and senior Brandon Cutting countered with a pair of homers in the fourth and seventh innings for Lemon Bay. With the win, Hardee earned the right to host the first round of regional playoffs on Wednesday evening, taking on Cape Coral, which lost to Mariner in their District 12 championship game. A win Wednesday night would have Hardee hosting the May 6 regional semi-final round against the winner of the Mariner-Lemon Bay game. A win there could propel Hardee into the Region 3 final on May 13 against the district 9-10 semifinal winner. Hardee celebrated its 22 vic tory for 2014. Carrying the best record (22-4) in his 16-year career, Head Coach Steve Rewis was, of course, elated. Its awe some. It couldnt happen to a greater group of kids, many of whom have been together all four years, said the rather wet Rewis, who had been the victim of the traditional water jug dowsing after the district trophy presentation. Rewis said the last district championship was in 1991. He predicted a battle Wednesday in facing Cape Coral, a team which has been highly ranked all season, but was just upset in the district finals. Getting back to the Wildcat win, Rewis said, Neither team hurt itself defensively. We just swung the bats better and got meaningful hits. Getting a fourrun lead really took the pressure off and made it easier to play. Kris (Johnson) picked up his ninth win. He is the Florida Ath letic Coaches Assocation (FACA) Player of the year, summed up Rewis. Asked about his 9-0 record, Johnson gave credit to his teammates and the 13 hits they had. We were really swinging the bats, said the stellar senior. Hardee 9, Lemon Bay 4 The Manta Rays, or just Rays as their shirts say, came in with a 12-12 (4-2) record, getting into the district championship game with an 11-6 win over Sebring. Leadoff batter, freshman Shane Shifflet singled to left field, but was stranded when Johnson struck out Jaryd Clay and Ryan Conroy and got Cutting to fly to center field. Hardee got into the district playoffs with a 21-4 (5-1) record, beating DeSoto 5-3 in the district semi-finals. The Cats faced junior ace Alec Bigness and went down on a pair of strikeouts and a ground-out in the top of the first. A Rays pop-up to the short stop was followed by a Trey Fields single to deep short which he beat to start inning two. Bigness flied to short right field and it was handled by second baseman Hayden Lindsey. Fields was cut down by catcher Kramer Royal on an attempted steal. Lindsey opened the home half of the second with a hit to the left field fence and pulled up with a double. Luke Palmer drew a walk and both runners advanced on a bunt sacrifice by David Chevy Dolcater. A walk by Tyler Hewett loaded the bases and a double play off the bat of Wyatt Maddox ended the Hardee effort with two left. Senior Ben Breedveld smacked a shot to short center field and Wildcat senior Dustin Goodwyn came racing in and slid under it for the catch. Johnson struck out Cole Nelson and Shifflet flied to left, with Hewett handling the catch. The Wildcats had a big third inning. Jake Bolin hit a hard shot over the outstretched left fielders glove for a double to get it going. Johnson sent one down the third-base line to put runners on the corners. Royal hit one to left field to score Bolin and put runners at first and second for the homer Spencer hit over the left field fence., making it a 4-0 game. Lindsey lined out to the shortstop, Palmer struck out and Decater singled to right field before a Hewett hit to left was caught for the third out. In the top of the fourth, Clay was grazed by a pitch. With one down, Cutting took a 1-0 pitch over the center field fence to make it a 4-2 game. Zack Pellio cotti was out 2-3 on a dropped third strike and Fields flied to left. Hardee quickly regrouped and put up a three-spot to take a 7-2 lead in the home half of the fourth. Designated player Maddox started drew a walk and sen ior classmate Armonda Al-amia went in to pinch run. A Bolin bunt sacrifice put Alamia at second and he went to third on a Johnson hit to right field. With runners on the corners, Royal dropped a shot in a vacant spot in right field to score Alamia. Johnson went to third and Royal went to second on the overthrow. A Spencer fly to left field brought Johnson home. Lindsey drew a walk and Palmer dropped one between the left fielder and diving shortstop to score Royal before a fly-out ended the effort. The 7-2 game held until the bottom of the sixth. Lemon Bay was three up, three down in the fifth and sixth and Hardee left the bases loaded with pinch run ner Seth McGee, Bolin and Royal in the fifth. In the sixth, Hardee added a pair of insurance scores. Lindsey singled to left field and Palmer doubled to deep left cen ter to put runners at second and third. Dolcater added a singled to left to score Lindsey and put Palmer at third. Palmer scored on a passed ball. Luke Winter was safe on a deep hit to short which was bob bled. He and Dolcater advanced on a McGee fly. Bolin was safe when his shot went off the second basemans leg. Hardee left the bases loaded when a pop-up ended the inning. Lemon Bay wouldnt quit. In the top of the seventh, Cutting led off with a solo homer. Chris tian Kunkle was hit by a pitch. Fields singled to left. A high bounce on a Bigness hit to the shortstop scored Kunkle and left two aboard. A bobbled Breed veld hit to third loaded the bases. Nelson struck out. When Nelson grounded to third, Dolcater quickly stepped on the base and threw home for the double play to end the game and the Wildcats began to celebrate. Wildcats District Champions PHOTO BY ROBERT EHRENKAUFER T he Wildcat baseball team gathers at home plate in the third inning to celebrate the three-RBI homer of junior Cody Spencer (22) as he arrives at home plate. Kris Johnson (12) and Kramer Royal (8) crossed home plate before Spencer. The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com All services are free of charge. 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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. 375-4000 Sunday School......................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship................10:40 a.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 908 Martin Luther King Ave 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, May 1, 2014 The sure way to miss succ ess is to miss the opportunity, and every problem is an opportunity. One day a railroad clerk received a box of watches to be delivered to a store. Because of a mistake, the watches were rejected. What shall I do? asked the clerk. You can have them for a few bucks apiece, said the distributor. Sears drew some pictures, sent them to his friends, and they bought the watches. He ordered more, and enlarged his catalog. Today the company is known as Sears. Got a problem? Look to the Lord. The Bible says, If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of Godand it shall be given him. Visit us at: TheSower.com

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C As long as there is breath, there is odor. Yes, the good doctor had two sons. You could tell his favorite by his name. Their names were Adnoid and Hemorrhoid. I like to say there are two sides to every story. That is why they need to judge in the middle. It never took a brain to wag a tongue. By chance do you remember those poetic words spoken by the poet of all times, a one William Shakespeare, when he said parting is such sweet sorrow. But the way I see it, it depends on who is doing the leaving. Now take my mother-in-law Harpoon for in stance. If she is the one doing the leaving, it would be very sweet for my part, and the sorrow would be that she had not left sooner. Stress is the bridegroom to a heart attack and a stroke. In school I was kicked off the football team when they found out I was older than the coach. Why did the dumb shark break up with the beautiful mer maid? Because he said he could not trust her anymore, because he smelled something fishy. For the mermaids part, she said she did not care that they had broken up because, as she put it, she heard he was a loan shark anyway. I have always wondered why everybody thinks that I al ways have to smile for them to take a pretty picture of me. It just dont make sense, now does it? Have you every noticed that the one who lets the cat out of the bag, almost without fail, it is never his cat that he has released. And if the truth be known, he most likely has let quite a few cats out of the bag before. What I like about the law is they will go that extra mile for you. My I remind you I have not always been a successful flop. You are about as slick as a funeral home pickpocket. The problem with a quick decision is it can leave a lot to be worked out later. What could I say concerneing my relationship with my grandkids? I would have to say it is the most fun I have ever had being used. Concerning law and order, law with no order is no law at all. What I ask is a tender heart? It is one that has been beaten, pulverized and stomped into submission by some brute who never quite understood the dynamics of a do-gooder. The other night my little Sugar Possum told me she was having a severe pain in her neck area and what kind of a doctor should she get to check her excrutiating pain? I said Sugar Possum, like myself and you too and realizing our late age, perhaps you should seek out an archeologist before he seeks out both of us. Severe pain is non-negotiable. Truman A. Thomas, 77, is an Avon Park resident with many friends and associates in Hardee County. He is the father of Sherry White of Wauchula, and is a retired salesman and former radio disc jockey whose morning show topped the Nielsen Ratings. A self-described little boy captive in an old mans body, he can be reached at 4533589 or by writing 1098 Memorial Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. Jokes & PhilosophiesWith A Little Dab Of Common SenseBy Truman A. Thomas Stop by and see why so many from Hardee County buy from me. Gene DavisSales Manager 1031 U.S. Highway 17 N. Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 781-1947 www. 5:1c By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocatePast the halfway mark in the 2014 Mens Church Softball League season, its about as close a race as anyone could want. At the end of last week, Apos tolic Lighthouse had a slim lead at 6-2, with Bowling Green Bap tist and Real Life Ministries actually statistically higher, each at 5-2, and San Alfonso Chapel at 5-3. Behind them are First Christian Church, Floridas First Assem-bly and St. Michael Catholic. The teams were able to get all the games in last week without interference from the weather. On Field 3 on April 22, Real Life ran past St. Michael 21-2. Ches Graham and Lewis Mar tin each scored three times for Real Life, with Jason Johnson, Ram Briones, Shawn Palma, Zach Deuberry and Todd Rogers adding twin scores. Kyle and Lee were the only St. Michaels batters to get all the way home. On Field 4, in the early game, First Christian won 18-3 over First Assembly. Travis McClenithan and Eric Malloy were triple-tally batters for First Christian. Yogy Lozano, Taylor and David scored for First Assembly. In the Field 4 nightcap, Apostolic outlasted San Al-fonso 2220. Kyle Long circled the bases five times for Apostolic. Robert Martinez added four runs. Je remy Mendoza crossed home plate four times for San Alfonso. Brent Gilliard and pickup player Sammy Cisneros each added three scores. Last Thursday, St. Michael upset Apostolic 31-21 in the only Field 3 game. Sammy Cisneros put five runs on the board for St. Michael. Jesus Lucho An-selmo and Tequila each added four scores. Ruben Naranjo came home four times for Apostolic, while Jesse Reyes and Long added three runs apiece. Meanwhile, on Field 4, in the 6:45 p.m. game, First Christian upended Bowling Green 20-12. Eddie Hernandez and Randy Benton were each three-score batters for First Christian, while Mikey Retana, Joe Adams, Josh and Cole Choate had two runs apiece for Bowling Green. In the 8:15 game on Field 4, San Alfonso downed First As sembly 22-7. Leadoff batter Raul Garcia circled the bases four times for San Alfonso, with Dale Roberts, Pierre Lazarre, Ralph Arace and Keith Choate adding three runs apiece. Jeremy A. was the only twin-tally hitter for First Assem bly, with five other players getting a run apiece. Church League Tightens Racec HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONRegistration for Kindergarten students will begin according to the schedule below. Students can also be registered throughout the day beginning Friday, May 9, 2014. Bowling Green Elementary SchoolMay 8, 20145:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Hilltop Elementary School May 5, 20145:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. North Wauchula Elementary SchoolMay 8, 20145:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Wauchula Elementary SchoolMay 8, 20145:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary SchoolMay 8 20145:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. Parents are required to bring the following documents: An original birth certificate Current physical Shot record Students who have not met the above requirements will not be permitted to enter school in the fall. According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted to enter first grade unless he/she has completed an approved public or private kindergarten program. Escuelas de Condado de Hardee Registro de KinderRegistro para estudiantes de Kinder comenzar con la fecha que aparece a continuacin. Los estudiantes tambin pueden ser registrados durante todo el da comenzando el Viernes, 9, de mayo de 2014.Bowling Green Elementary School8 de mayo de 20145:30 p.m. 6:30p.m. Hilltop Elementary School 5 de mayo de 20145:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. North Wauchula Elementary School8 de mayo de 20145:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Wauchula Elementary School 8 de mayo de 20145:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary School8 de mayo de 20145:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.Los estudiantes de Kinder deben tener cinco aos de edad en o antes del 1 de septiembre de 2014. Los padres deben llevar los documentos siguientes: un certificado de nacimiento original fisico corriente registro de vacunas No se permitir a los estudiantes que no han cumplido los requisitos anteriores a entrar a la escuela en el otoo. Segn en acuerdo con la ley de Florida, no se permitir ningn estudiante para entrar en primer grado a menos que ha completado un programa aprobado de Kinder pblicos o privados.4:17-5:8c Florida Crop Update Week Ending: April 27, 2014 Dry Week Welcomed by Panhandle Farmers Weather Summary: According to Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN), the State received very little rain this past week. The most rain was received in Jay (Santa Rosa County) at 0.04 of an inch. Maximum temperatures ranged from 76 to 93 de grees. The lowest temperatures in the State ranged from 32 degrees in Citra (Marion County) to 64 degrees in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County). Field Crop: Field corn, peanuts, and cotton were being planted in Jackson and Walton counties. Some fields are still saturated and farmers are hoping to start planting this week. Farmers in north Florida, Dixie County, continued planting field corn and peanuts. Fruit and Vegetables: Watermelon planting was finished in Dixie County while in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties watermelon harvest increased. Bradford County farmers continued to harvest strawberries. Crops being planted in MiamiDade County were boniato, malanga, okra, and Asian vegetables. Miami-Dade County farmers were harvesting boniato, Chinese veg etables, eggplant, green beans, yellow squash, malanga, okra, toma toes, and zucchini. Vegetables and fruits coming to market in the southwest were beets, blueberries, cantaloupe, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, lettuce, peppers, snap beans, squash, tomatoes, wa termelons, and specialty items. Citrus: Only two stations in the citrus region received rainfall this past week. Apopka (Orange County) and Pierson (Volusia County) both received 0.02 inches. Daytime temperatures were warm, reaching the upper 80s to lower 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated April 15, 2014, no drought exists within the citrus growing area. Due to the heat, greening, and chemical spraying, some defoliation has been observed in trees in the southern counties. The bloom is over and small pea size fruit is apparent in most areas. Some growers are re porting a good fruit set for next seasons crop. Owners are pushing dead or declining blocks and replanting in several areas across the citrus region. Hedging and topping has been steady and many growers have completed or are finishing up for this time of year. Processing plants are primarily running Valencia or anges with a few running grapefruit. Several packinghouses have finished for the season; some have transitioned to gift fruit packing only. Livestock and Pastures: Pastures remain wet in the Panhandle for another week. Orange and Seminole county farmers were still feeding hay which is unusual for this time of year. Pasco County harvested early Bermuda grass hay. The cattle condition for the State was primarily good but the pasture condition was mostly fair.

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4C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My golden retriever mix, "Benny," seems to be drinking a lot more water lately. Every time we're near a water dish or a running tap he is lapping water like crazy. This doesn't seem normal, even though the weather is now much warmer. What could be wrong? Lane Y., Columbia, Md. DEAR LANE: While it could just be excess thirst due to the hot weather, anytime you feel something is not right with your pet, you should act on that feeling. I recommend taking Benny in to see the veterinarian as soon as possible. A number of health issues can cause excessive water drinking among dogs and cats. I'm not going to speculate about Benny's health, because he could be just fine. Diseases like diabetes can make pets thirsty, as can emer gencies like bloat (which can occur in dogs that eat too much at once, and must be dealt with immediately by a veterinarian). A number of other conditions can cause excessive thirst, too. The vet will check for any immediate causes of concern, and may do blood tests to determine if anything systemic is going on. If Benny seems OK, he will tell you to keep monitoring his water intake. You may want to keep a journal carry around a small notebook or use your smartphone's note-taking app to jot down the time and place that Benny takes a drink and how long he drinks. You also might want to note any changes in Benny's coat, his behavior (overly excited or lethargic), or even if everything seems normal. If Benny's excessive drinking continues or worsens, his overall condition worsens or if you still just don't feel right about how things are going, contact the vet again to continue testing and monitoring him. Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: D D e e d d i i c c a a t t i i o o n n o o f f t t h h e e c c o o m m p p l l e e t t i i o o n n o o f f P P h h a a s s e e 1 1 T T e e r r r r a a C C e e i i a a E E c c o o s s y y s s t t e e m m R R e e s s t t o o r r a a t t i i o o n n P P r r o o j j e e c c t t i i n n M M a a n n a a t t e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y . A A l l l l a a c c t t i i v v i i t t i i e e s s w w i i l l l l t t a a k k e e p p l l a a c c e e o o u u t t s s i i d d e e . A A g g u u i i d d e e d d t t o o u u r r w w i i l l l l b b e e a a v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e i i m m m m e e d d i i a a t t e e l l y y f f o o l l l l o o w w i i n n g g t t h h e e d d e e d d i i c c a a t t i i o o n n . O O n n e e o o r r m m o o r r e e G G o o v v e e r r n n i i n n g g B B o o a a r r d d m m e e m m b b e e r r s s m m a a y y a a t t t t e e n n d d . DATE/TIME: Monday, May 12, 2014; 10:30 a.m. PLACE: 302 Terra Ceia Rd., Terra Ceia, FL 34221 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 ADACoordi-nator@swfwmd.state.fl.us For more information, you may contact: tara.poulton@watermatters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x6530 (Ad Order EXE0321) 5:1c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: J J o o i i n n t t I I n n d d u u s s t t r r i i a a l l a a n n d d P P u u b b l l i i c c S S u u p p p p l l y y A A d d v v i i s s o o r r y y C C o o m m m m i i t t t t e e e e t t o o u u r r o o f f T T a a m m p p a a B B a a y y W W a a t t e e r r s s D D e e s s a a l l i i n n a a t t i i o o n n P P l l a a n n t t . O O n n e e o o r r m m o o r r e e G G o o v v e e r r n n i i n n g g B B o o a a r r d d m m e e m m b b e e r r s s m m a a y y a a t t t t e e n n d d . DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 13, 2014; 1:30 p.m. PLACE: Tampa Bay Water Desali nation Plant, 13041 Wyandotte Rd., Gibsonton, FL 33534 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 ADACoordi-nator@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 EXE0322) 5:1c 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.: 86 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 04-33-25-0000-07820-0000 Description of Property: .40 AC COM SW COR OF N1/2 OF NW1/4 OF SE1/4 RUN S 89 DEG 58M 50S E 180 FT N 00 DEG 00M 00S E 126.25 FT N 90 DEG 80M 00S E 150 FT FOR POB RUN S 81 DEG 41M 08S E 135.75 FT N 01 DEG 41M 195 E 142.63 FT MOL (121.52 FT DEED) S 85 DEG 17 M 09S W 139.01 FT MOL (118.92 FT DEED) S 00 DEG 00M 21S E 111.51 FT TO POB 04 33S 25E 552P117 P/A-569P825 569P826 572P849 614P1354(RMDR) P/A-646 P474 DC-(DK)699P583 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: LUNA K. PRESTWOOD 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 21STday of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 7THday of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD066XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5124:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PNC C/O TC TAMPA 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was as sessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 505 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 30-33-25-0100-00001-0001 Description of Property: LOT 1 JOHNSON ESTATES PB74P1 564P855 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: LEE M. JOHNS AND CAROL M. JOHNS 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 28THday of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14thday of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD070XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5124:24-5:15c 2014 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 May 01st at 8:30 a.m. and 15th at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session 05/09/14 at 8:30 a.m. ****PLEASE NOTE BOARDROOM UNDER RENOVATIONS-MAY 1st MEETING TO BE HELD IN SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF May th Utilities Conf. Room Commerce Park PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF May 01st 230 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE 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 May 12th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF May 15th (Special Meeting) HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF May 20th at 5:30 p.m. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 5:1nc 5/1/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:01 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 14 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:39 AM Set: 10:26 PM Overhead: 3:33 PM Underfoot: 3:08 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 6% percent waxing 6% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:08 AM 5:08 AM 3:33 PM 5:33 PM Minor Times 8:39 AM 9:39 AM 10:26 PM-11:26 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -45/2/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:01 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 14 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:28 AM Set: 11:17 PM Overhead: 4:24 PM Underfoot: 3:59 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 12% percent waxing 12% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:59 AM 5:59 AM 4:24 PM 6:24 PM Minor Times 9:28 AM -10:28 AM 11:17 PM-12:17 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/3/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:46 AM Set: 8:02 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 16 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:18 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:13 PM Underfoot: 4:48 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 19% percent waxing 19% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:48 AM 6:48 AM 5:13 PM 7:13 PM Minor Times --:---:-10:18 AM-11:18 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/4/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:45 AM Set: 8:02 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 17 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:10 AM Set: 12:03 AM Overhead: 6:01 PM Underfoot: 5:37 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 27% percent waxing 27% Waxing Crescent Major Times 5:37 AM 7:37 AM 6:01 PM 8:01 PM Minor Times 12:03 AM -1:03 AM 11:10 AM-12:10 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/5/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:44 AM Set: 8:03 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 19 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:01 PM Set: 12:47 AM Overhead: 6:47 PM Underfoot: 6:24 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 36% percent waxing 36% Waxing Crescent Major Times 6:24 AM 8:24 AM 6:47 PM 8:47 PM Minor Times 12:47 AM -1:47 AM 12:01 PM 1:01 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/6/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:44 AM Set: 8:03 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 19 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:53 PM Set: 1:27 AM Overhead: 7:31 PM Underfoot: 7:09 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% percent first 50% First Quarter Major Times 7:09 AM 9:09 AM 7:31 PM 9:31 PM Minor Times 1:27 AM 2:27 AM 12:53 PM 1:53 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/7/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:43 AM Set: 8:04 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 21 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:44 PM Set: 2:04 AM Overhead: 8:15 PM Underfoot: 7:53 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 55% percent waxing 55% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 7:53 AM 9:53 AM 8:15 PM 10:15 PM Minor Times 2:04 AM 3:04 AM 1:44 PM 2:44 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/8/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:42 AM Set: 8:05 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 23 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:35 PM Set: 2:40 AM Overhead: 8:58 PM Underfoot: 8:37 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 64% percent waxing 64% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 8:37 AM -10:37 AM 8:58 PM 10:58 PM Minor Times 2:40 AM 3:40 AM 2:35 PM 3:35 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar Forecast HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular morning meeting at its rescheduled location, the Hardee County School Board meeting room, 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, today (Thursday) at 8:30 a.m. The meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hardeeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at that link anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items discussed during the meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public hearings. Proclamations of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day May 9 and National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day May 7, 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Waiver of Open Container Rule for Cielito Lindo for Mothers Day Celebration, 8:50 a.m. Cattle grazing lease in exchange for parking access, 9 a.m. Department of Transportation agreement on signal mainte nance, 9:15 a.m. Fertilizer plants land development code interpretation, 9:30 a.m. Determine if cause exists to remove Horst Witchonke from the IDA, 10 a.m. This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish to plan to attend. On The Agenda Dear Editor: I just want to bring to the at tention of your readers that in the April 3rd 2014 edition of The Herald-Advocate, buried in conspicuously in the final pages of the C section, was a notice from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. This notice announces the receipt of an application from Mosaic Com-pany to mine almost 19,000 acres in Hardee County, known as The Ona Mine. It will extend current mining activities from the former holdings of CF Industries (Hardee County complex) south of Fort Green all the way to State Road 64 and beyond As the notice says: Wetlands and other sur face waters proposed to be im pacted are associated with Horse Creek, West Fork of Horse Creek, Brushy Creek, Oak Creek and Hickory Creek, Trou blesome Creek and the Myakka River. Mining activities are scheduled to continue for 40 years or more. The mine plan includes a beneficiation (separation) plant to be built west of Ona and more than 5,000 acres of clay waste disposal on the mine site itself, plus an additional 2,000 acres of waste disposal in existing CSAs. The notice fails to mention that concerned parties are al lowed 15 days to prepare comments and objections on the application (a document of more than 1,000 pages) or that there is a copy of the application avail able on FDEP website. Here is a link for those readers who wish to see what lays in store: ftp://ftp.dep.state.fl.us/pub/out going/Mining%20&%20Mitigation%20Program/Mosaic%20O na%20Mine/ This is essentially the same mine that was proposed 12 years ago when the Hardee County Board of Commission-ers still had a little backbone and was re sisting the prospect of the wholesale destruction of so much native land and vital water resources, not to mention the disposal of chemical agents and petroleum products products (known as reagents) into the environment and water table... In my files I recently found an old 2003 clipping from The Her ald-Advocate. It says: Preliminary discussions of amending the countys mining ordinance show County commissioners fa voring a no clay policy. Mr. Bill Lambert, then chairman, is quoted as saying. When you weigh the effects of clay to the economic benefit of it, its highly questionable. Plus there are reagents which are possibly (sic) toxic. (There is no doubt about the toxicity of fuel oil, kerosene and radioactive iso topes) This is highly compro mising of Hardee Countys future. Its difficult to get the public and the press to under stand that. This is not like red Georgia clay. This is dragon dump. Its nasty stuff. The article goes on to say that mining staff wanted direction on 1) clay/reagents; 2) financial responsibility; 3) public health, safety nd welfare radiation; and 4) reclamation success cri teria. And, Before the next hour was over, all five commissioners had expressed concerns with the volume of clay settling ponds from mining operations in Hardee county and nearby areas. So, what has happened in Hardee County over the past decade? Is our current county commission concerned about the highly controversial and in deed dangerous aspects of phos phate strip mining on the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, or about the destruction of vast areas of the county that can never be returned to their former state of diversity and agricultural productivity? Or are they completely dazzled by the bar rage of newspaper and other media ads that Mosaic produces which assure us of their concerns and promises about our natural resources. To inform yourselves of the negative impacts of phosphate mining on west central Florida, visit our website at www.pro tectpeaceriver. You can link to our email and receive updated information of phosphate min ing developments and determine for yourself how this will affect your future in Hardee County. Dennis Mader Executive Director People for Protecting Peace River, Inc. (3PR) Letter To The Editor Proposed Ona Mine Would Create Lots of Clay Waste

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T T O O P P F F I I V V E E M M O O V V I I E E S S 1. Captain America: The Winter Sol dier (PG-13) Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson 2. Rio 2 (G) animated 3. Heaven Is for Real (PG) Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly 4. Transcendence (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall 5. A Haunted House 2 (R) Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C

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6C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Dear Editor: Public opinions polls show that local government is most trusted by citizens because it is closest to the people, where in dividuals have an opportunity to shape policy that impacts their daily lives. Instead of trashing local government, we should treasure its commitment to public engagement and the public good. The U.S. Senate doesn't pause its floor debates for public commentary. Neither do the Florida House or Senate. Those demo cratic institutions do their work and leave the public comment to committee meetings, news chan nels, talk radio and coffee shops. In contrast, local governments across Florida readily provide citizens with an opportunity to share their perspective on a wide range of issues. We saw that at work here in Tallahassee as citizens added ideas to help make the Cascades Park project better. Unfortunately, as we have seen in the Tallahassee City Commission chambers, too often the time set aside for constructive public comment about agenda items degenerates into a destructive forum, with a few perpetually dissatisfied individuals launching off-topic per sonal attacks and spreading rumors about elected officials. Criticizing leaders is as old as our republic. But as former U.S. House Speaker Sam Rayburn from Texas famously noted, Any jackass can kick a barn down. It takes a real carpenter to build one. Instead of adding ideas to build up our communities, some habitually misuse the public comment opportunity to tear down their cities and their elected leaders. No one thinks twice if the Speaker of the House turns off a representatives microphone during debate if the member strays from the subject at hand. The same goes for the presiding officer in any government pro ceeding. Yes, the First Amendment does protect free speech, including speech some may find objectionable. But free speech must be responsible speech; there are limits to what a person can say. You cant go on the radio and say anything you want on the publically owned airwaves. The 7-second delay exists for just this reason. What often happens if a caller to a talk radio show begins abusing his opportunity to speak? The host or producer hangs up the phone and moves on to the next caller. Free speech doesnt include the privilege to say or publish things you know are false about another person. Thats why newspapers traditionally among the strongest defenders of the First Amendment have rules readers must follow in order to use their pages or website to access the public. Still, it seems these days that anyone can say just about any thing about an elected official. The new policy at Tallahassee City Hall does not stop that. Tallahassee isnt alone. Cities across the state are facing this issue and are taking steps to maintain decorum without sti fling citizen feedback. This is not a discussion about limiting criticism. This is about some who want to turn their few minutes at the bully pulpit into bullying-style personal attacks on elected leaders, when these meeting are supposed to be about conducting the business of city government. It surely is out of order to allow an audience to yell, boo or make personal attacks when a citizen or an elected official is trying to speak. Under Roberts Rules of Order, remarks must be courteous in language and de portment avoid all personali ties, never allude to others by name or to motives. Using this rule as a guide, it is proper for the city to take reasonable steps to ensure that its meetings are conducted properly. For too long, the discussion of important public issues has often resembled a free-for-all hosted by World Wrestling Entertain ment instead of a dialogue to benefit the taxpayers of our communities. Its time someone took a positive step forward to improve our discourse, prevent the hijacking of meetings to promote personal vendettas, and ensure that our leaders are tackling the public business in front of them. Mike Sittig, Executive Director Florida League of Cities Tallahassee Letter To The Editor Conduct City Business With Order, Civility _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000348 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. JACKIE L. DEAN; JIMMY O. DEAN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME 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; RALPH HENRY PFLUGH; MONICA JEAN PFLUGH Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 31, 2014, entered in Civil Case no. 25-2010-CA-000348 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 7 day of May, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd Floor Hallway, outside Room 202 of the Hardee County Court house, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, in accor dance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SUNSET HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORD ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1984 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN CM36016600A AND CM36016600B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, ot the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Admin istrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 5344686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at WAUCHULA, Florida this 7th day of April, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERK Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk4:24,5:1,c_______________________________ BLOOD ORANGE MI MOSAS What goes best with brunch? Cocktails, of course! This festive and fruity drink calls for blood orange juice and Prosecco. Add a slice of fresh blood orange to the rim to sweeten up the presentation. 2 cups fresh blood orange juice, well-chilled 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine, well-chilled Fresh blood orange slices for garnish 1. Into each of 8 champagne flutes or tall juice glasses, pour 1/4 cup juice. Top off each glass with some Prosecco and, if you like, attach a slice of blood or ange to rim of each glass. Serves 8. calories, 1g protein. 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 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 252014CP000010 IN RE: the Estate of ELAINE C. TERRELL, Deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (TESTATE) The administration of the estate of ELAINE C. TERRELL, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, file number 252014-CP000010. The estate is testate; the date of the Will and any Codicils being June 8, 1999. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyerclient privilege in s. 90.5021 ap plies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal repre sentative. All interested persons on whom a copy of the Notice of Administra tion is served who challenges the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the Court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOR EVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a peti tion for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: STEVEN E. MCALLISTER 2436 NE 60th Court Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 270441 200 NE Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863-763-8600) Colin@CCameronLaw.com4:17-5:8c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000485-CAAX-MX EVERBANK Plaintiff, vs. ELLA MAE EDWARDS, et al. Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pur suant to a Final Summary Judg ment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HARDEE County, Florida, described as: Lots 5 and 23, ORANGE GROVE ESTATES, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35, of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. Property Address: 682 Baker St. Wauchula, FL 33873 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by elec tronic sale at ON THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE ROOM 202, IN THE HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873, beginning at 11:00 am on May 7, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 16 day of April, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Connie Coker 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.4:24,5:1c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252014DR000104 ANTHONY FONTANTA JR, Petitioner, and JACLYN LESLIE FONTANA, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO:JACLYN LESLIE FONTANA 3921 S. Picciola Road Fruitland Pk., FL 34731 YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Anthony Fontanta Jr., whose address is 212 Riverside Dr., Wauchula, FL 33873 on or be fore May 30, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main St., Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief 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: April 25, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk5:1-22p REMEMBER: GREEN TEA, COFFEE AND EXERCISE It might be possible to en hance your cognitive functions and your muscles at the same time. All you'll need is a thermos of green tea or coffee to carry with you to the gym. Swiss researchers have dis covered that green-tea extract helps working memory, and they have the results to prove it. For the study, they had male vol unteers drink a soft drink that had green-tea extract in it, and then do memory tasks. What they discovered in MRIs taken afterward is that the tea extract caused "increased connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain." The results of the memory tasks improved as well. The possibilities for the future are that green tea could be used in treatment of de mentia. If green tea isn't a drink you enjoy, try coffee in your ther mos. Researchers at Johns Hopkins discovered that caffeine is a memory enhancer, too, and works for at least a whole day, 24 hours. In the lab, researchers provided placebos (they contain nothing) or actual caffeine tablets (equal to a cup or two of coffee) before having partici pants review images. A day later they were tested on their mem ory of images, some of which they'd seen the day before. Re searchers found a "deeper level" of memory retention than in pre vious studies where the caffeine was given first and were there fore able to call the caffeine a memory enhancer. Add in exercise, and you have an additional way to keep your brain healthy. Researchers studied women between the ages of 70 and 80 and learned that aero bic exercise increased the size of the brain in the hippocampus, the area involving memory and learning, or at the very least, the exercise slowed any shrinking of that area. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incor porate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. SENIORNEWSLINEby Matilda Charles

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police offi cers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Apr. 27, Daniel Lee Fennell, 54, of 208 Riverside Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged with battery. Apr. 27, Tedd Rodriguez Pringle, 49, of 250 Maxwell Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged with DUI. Apr. 27, residential burglaries on Manuel Road and on Oak Meadow Lane, criminal mischief on Sally Boulevard, and thefts on Tall Oaks Trail, Everett Whidden Road and Washington Street were reported. Apr. 26, Joshua James Alderman, 27, of 3731 N. 60 East, Lake Wales, was arrested by Dep. John McLeod on an out-of-county war rant. Apr. 26, a robbery/holdup on David Court and a theft on Keeton Road were reported. Apr. 25, a fight on Chamberlain Boulevard, criminal mischief on Kerlew Drive, and thefts on East Main Street, Blue Jay Road and Fish Branch Road were reported. Apr. 24, Carrie Lauren Crews, 22, of 1449 Dena Circle, Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of violation of probation. Apr. 24, Lorenzo Villegas, 53, of 330 Third St. E., Zolfo Springs, and Marcos Escalante, 33, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and each charged with tres passing failure to leave property upon request. Apr. 24, Rosalina Anna Formoso, 24, of 719 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with battery. A pr. 24, a residential burglary on Old Bradenton Road, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 West, and thefts on U.S. 17 North and Palmetto Street were reported. Apr. 23, Armando Hinojosa, 36, of 979 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge of failure to appear in court. Apr. 23, Jakkare Marcela Thompson, 28, of 3525 Poplar St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of violation of probation. Apr. 23, Justin Reed Woods, 18, of 855 Pierce Road, Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Apr. 23, Donald Gregory Harrison, 49, of 1866 Rigdon Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with battery. Apr. 23, William Scott Decker, 26, of 1745 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with trespassing upon an occupied structure/conveyance. Apr. 23, a residential burglary on Bagwell Drive, a robbery/holdup on Golf Boulevard, a fight on Academy Drive, and thefts on two locations on U. S. 17 North were reported. Apr. 22, Roberto Jimenez, 48, of 6720-18th Ave. E., Bradenton, was arrested by Sgt. Mark McCoy and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Apr. 22, Oscar Ramirez Villalobos, 46, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on two counts of contempt of court. Apr. 22, Stephanie Lynell Richardson, 34, of 526 SR 62, Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on a charge of violation of probation. Apr. 22, Bobby Lewis Thompkins, 41, of 1212 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a specified lo cation, two counts sale of methamphetamine, criminal use of a twoway communication device and two counts possession of drug paraphernalia. Apr. 22, Kyle Travis Robertson, 24, of 7461 SW Oak Creek Rd., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas and charged with two counts unarmed burglary of structure/conveyance, larceny grand theft damage, larceny and sale/dealing in stolen property. Apr. 22, a vehicle stolen on Boyd Cowart Road, criminal mischief on Harris Road, and thefts on Shanna Lane, Brookside Way, HIrst Road, East Main Street and Riverside Drive were reported. Apr. 21, Ansencion Dimas Vasquez, 24, of 1134 Marie Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with DUI and two counts DUI with property damage. Apr. 21, Christopher Lee Delatorre, 39, of 203 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. Apr. 21, a residential burglary on Park Drive, a tag stolen on Marion Street, criminal mischief on Schontag Road, and thefts on Stansfield Road, Sasser Road, Pool Road, Whooping Crane Lane, Steve Roberts Special and Ralph Smith Road were reported. WAUCHULA Apr. 27, Clenton Preston Judah, 31, of 158 Oak Meadow Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Apr. 27, criminal mischief on Walton Avenue was reported. Apr. 26, a residential burglary on North Ninth Avenue and burglary of a conveyance on Pennsylvania Avenue were reported. Apr. 24, thefts on East Townsend Street, and two locations on Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) were reported. Apr. 22, a vehicle stolen on Orange Street was reported. Apr. 21, a residential burglary on South Ninth Avenue was reported. BOWLING GREEN Apr. 27, criminal mischief on Sally Boulevard and a vehicle stolen on Lake Branch Road were reported. Apr. 25, Consuelo Valdiviez, 35, of 4312 Dixiana Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on an out-of-county warrant. Apr. 25, a vehicle stolen on Pleasant Way was reported. NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PNC C/O TC TAMPA 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1097 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 31-33-26-0000-02520-0000 Description of Property: .94 AC BEG AT SW COR OF NW1/4 OF NW1/4 OF SW1/4 & RUN N 70 FT TO POB N 170 FT E 240 FT S 170 FT W 240 FT TO POB 31 33S 26E WD-697P842 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: BENITA VALDEZ AND MARIA V GUERRERO 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 28 TH day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14 th day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD069XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:24-5:15c NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK, AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC, the holder of the following cer tificate 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.: 1340 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 20-34-26-0000-03140-0000 Description of Property: .50 AC BEG AT SW COR OF W1/2 OF SW1/4 OF SW1/4 THEN RUN N 900 FT TO POB THEN E 147.50 FT N 147.50 FT W 147.50 S 147.50 FT TO POB 20 34S 26E 35P651 3P226 472P119 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: STEVE JERNIGAN AND JEAN JERNIGAN 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 28 TH day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14 th day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD068XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:24-5:15c NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST COM PANY CUSTODIAN F/B/O VANCE LAURA IRA the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 155 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006 Parcel ID Number: 05-33-25-0090-0000I-0005 Description of Property: LOTS 5 TO 7 INC BLK I MT ZION SUBD 05 33S 25E 368P727 541P331 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: TRUSTEES OF SHAWS TEMPLE FIRST BORN CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD 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 21 ST day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 7 TH day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD065XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10U, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 604 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 01-34-25-0000-02810-0000 Description of Property: 6 AC E1/2 OF NW1/4 OF NW1/4 OF SW1/4 & W 66 FT OF N 660 FT OF E1/2 OF NW1/4 OF SW1/4 01 34S 25E PRO-77-56 339P17 RMDR-P G OLSON 392P171 PMR-5/05 681P189P192P194 692P1401 200925001712,1713,1714,8408 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: GMG ENTERPRISES, INC. 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 21 st day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 2 nd day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD015XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10U, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 274 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 09-33-25-0810-00011-0021 Description of Property: LOTS 21 TO 28 INC BLK 11 09 33S 25E BOWLING GREEN SENTER SUBD 143P399 399P750 PO-D/C-696P1489 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF PAUL OLSON 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 21 ST day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3 RD day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD052XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION F OR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK, AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC, the holder of the following cer tificate 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.: 846 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 Parcel ID Number: 10-34-25-0840-0000C-0010 Description of Property: LOTS 10 & 11 BLK C SUBURBAN ACRES 273P465 300P310 328P790 LP-697P948 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: MARGRENE LAMPLEY 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 28 TH day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14 th day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD067XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:24-5:15c

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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT Th e following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Mario Antonio Hilario-Salgado, 32, Zolfo Springs, and Deisy Araceli Fabian Flora, 29, Zolfo Springs. Alton Augusta Kilpatrick, 52, Bowling Green, and Stacey Lyniris Salsbery, 36, Bowling Green. Adrian Lamar Barringer, 23, Wauchula, and Courtney Marie Gunnoe, 21, Wauchula. Byron Dewey Waters, 45, Wauchula, and Naomi Ann Waters, 32, Arcadia. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Capital One Bank vs. James Smith, judgment. Capital One Bank vs. Melanie Smith, stipulated settle ment approved, case dismissed. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recently in county court: Stephanie Carrion, retail theft, transferred to pretrial in tervention program, return Oct. 22. Clenton Preston Judah, criminal mischief damage to property, not prosecuted. Edward Lee Livar, loitering and prowling, 45 days in jail, $450 fines, costs and fees. Ricardo Davila Perada, viola tion of city noise ordinance, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return July 23. Travis Carson Quinn, retail theft, adjudication withheld, proba tion six months, $425 fines, costs and fees. Lee Edward Woods, resisting an officer without violence, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return July 23; possession of alcohol under 21, not prosecuted. David James Mendoza Jr., petit theft, transferred to pretrial intervention program, return June 25. Harold Keith Reed, confine ment of animals without suffi cient food/water/exercise, probation six months, $475 fines, costs and fees, 25 hours community service. James Bell Jr., domestic battery, transferred to pretrial intervention program, return Oct. 22. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Charles Bargman vs. Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), petition to review in mate situation. First National Bank of Wauchula vs. Senaida Gonzales and Jose Luis Gonzales et al, pe tition for mortgage foreclosure. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) vs. Maximo Macedo, Eunice Macedo et al, petition for mortgage foreclosure. Lake Wales Hospital Corp. vs. Arlan Kyle Clanton, dam ages contracts and indebtedness. Tiffany Rogers and Tier William Rogers, divorce. The following decision on c ivil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Patience Lopez vs. Richard Balanger, injunction for protection. Amanda Clair vs. Christoher Lee Woods Sr., dismissal of tem porary injunction for protection. Heather Pappas vs. Paul Sullivan, injunction for protection. Ramanda Burns vs. Bobby Thompkins, injunction for pro tection. Cornelius Woods vs. Florida Parole Commission, inmate appeal denied. Tammy Renee Wilcox and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Ralph Williams III, child support and arrears suspended. Sandra L. Hammonds as guardian vs. Diversicare Health care Services Inc. et al, order. Vickie Ann Valdez Alamia and DOR vs. Daniel Juarez, modification of child support. Donna Lynn Medeiros and DOR vs. Peter Norbert Morawietz Jr., child support suspended. Susan A. Hill and DOR vs. Shalice M. Hill, child support order. Everbank vs. Ella Mae Ed wards et al, judgment. Judy A. Vanderhoff Cisneros and DOR vs. James W. Fortner, voluntary dismissal. Sara Ybarra Valdez vs. Gilbert Carrion III, dismissal of injunction for protection. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of recently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adjudicated guilty unless noted oth e rwise. When adjudication is withheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation. Sentences are pursuant to an investigative report by and the recommendation of the state probation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Norman Rivers, resisting ar rest without violence, 364 days in jail, $1,250 fines, costs and fees; dealing in stolen property, petit theft, trespassing on a structure/conveyance, resisting arrest without violence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts violation of pretrial release, not prose cuted. Caleb Tamayo, use of a computer to seduce a child, 24 months Florida State Prison with credit for 296 days, followed by probation 30 months, $1,400 fines, costs and fees. Diego Jay Acevedo, uttering a forged check, grand theft, petit theft and attaching a tag not assigned, probation three years, $1,506 fines, costs and fees, 100 hours community service; two counts forgery and uttering a forged check, not prosecuted. Joe Arthur Byers, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation 12 months, $1,182 fines, costs and fees, 50 hours community service; possession of metham phetamine, not prosecuted. Jose Castillo-Vasquez, crimina l mischief and damage to bank bills/notes, nine months in jail with credit for 71 days, $1,195 fines, costs and fees; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief dam age to property, not prosecuted. Britini Danielle Gamble, violation of probation (original charge grand theft), resume probation, $250 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Ebandro Garcia, possession of drug paraphernalia, six months in jail with credit for 60 days, $1,220 fines, costs and fees; possession of methamphet amine, not prosecuted. Jose Alberto Garcia, resisting arrest without violence, $625 fines, costs and fees; possession of methamphetamine and pos session of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial interven tion program. Fausto Perez-Moralez, resisting an officer with violence and giving a false ID to law enforcement, 11 months in jail with credit for 70 days, $1,395 fines, costs and fees. Anthony Frank Sibrava, violation of community control (original charge criminal mis chief), probation revoked, $250 costs and fees added to outstand ing fines, costs and fees. Vonda Kay Thompson, neglect of child, adjudication withheld, probation three years, $1,106 fines, costs and fees; pur chase of marijuana, possession of m arijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial intervention program. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: FBI Homes Inc. to Jose and Sandra Valerio, $65,000. Nancy J. Jackson to Juan J. Martinez-Romero, $29,000. First National Bank of Wauchula to FBI Homes, $70,000. Teresa M. Bush to Harry Kiser, $32,000. Miguel Angel Velazquez and Joan Marie Velazquez-Manzano to Nestora Lorenzo Manuel, $10,000. John D. and Wendy S. Mayer to Flat Woods Native Inc., $150,000. Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) to Douglas and Sherie M. Battey, $31,800. Dorothy M. Grimsley to Andrea Ashley Ameres, $95,000. Renato G. and Gloria Maria Giumaraes to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $101,000. Lois L. Dandridge and Vicky Bumby to Humberto Garcia and Bessie L. Baker, $59,900. James B. Platt to Luis Her nandez Lopez and Marcos Hernandez Lopez, $19,500. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, CITY COMMISSION, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M. OR AS SOON THEREAFTER, AT CITY HALL, 104 EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GR EEN, FLORIDA TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING: APPR OVAL OF THE FINDING OF NECESSITY STUDY: IDENTIFIED BY RESOLUTION TITLE AS FOLLOWS: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BOWLING G REEN, FLORIDA; SAID RESOLUTION BEING SUPPORTED BY DATA AND ANALYSIS; FINDING THE EXISTENCE BLIGHTED AREAS IN BOWLING GREEN, FINDING THE NEED FOR A COMMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 163, PART III, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE CITY COMMISSION MAKING A LEGISLATIVE FINDING THAT CONDITIONS IN BOWLING GREEN MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA DESCRIBED IN SECTION 163.340 (8), FLORIDA STATUTES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF FECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION CAN BE OBTAINED AT CITY HALL, 104 EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM AND 4:00 PM. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK ON THIS ORDINANCE MAY ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING AND BE HEARD. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), ANYONE WHO NEEDS A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 375-2255 AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. 5:1c 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 2014-07 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 12th day of May 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE 2014-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, RELATING TO SIM U LATED GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS; PROVIDING FOR A PURPOSE AND ADOPTING FINDINGS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; EXTENDING A TEMPO RARY MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR, THE PROCESSING, ISSUANCE OR APPROVAL OF ANY ZONING CLEARANCE, REZONING, PERMIT, SPECIAL EXCEPTION, SITE PLAN OR ANY OTHER OFFICIAL ACTION OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA PERMITTING OR HAVING THE EFFECT OF PERMITTING THE CONSTRUCTION AND/OR OPERATION OF NEW SIMULATED GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS; PROVIDING FOR EXISTING BUSINESSES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Com mission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 5:1c N OTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN AMENDED WATER AND WASTEWATER IMPACT FEE RATE SCHEDULE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 163.31801, Florida Statutes, that the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, will hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering the adoption of a proposed ordinance to amend certain utility rates, fees, and charges, as more specifically set forth below: ORDINANCE 2014-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; MODIFYING SECT ION 22-98, CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA (CODE); REPEALING SECTION 22-99 OF THE CODE; PROVIDING FIND INGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. at the City of Wauchula City Hall, 222 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The City Commission hearing will be held on June 9, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 126 S. 7th Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. BE ADVISED if any person or persons wish to appeal a decision of the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, made at the above-advertised meeting, record of the proceedings will be needed by such person or persons and a verbatim record may also be necessary. PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY. Dated this 28th day of April, 2014 CITY COMMISSION CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA KEITH NADASKAY, JR., MAYOR 5:1c C ITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com T he 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 5:1c H ARDEE COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinances Nos. 0217 and 04-01, which authorize a financial hardship exemption to the solid waste disposal and fire rescue portions of the special assessment fees. Property owners qualifying for this exemption will receive a refund or a credit in the amount of the current tax years approved non-ad valorem taxes toward the special assessment fees for solid waste disposal and fire rescue assessment fees. If you are interested in applying for this exemption, or if you have any questions pertaining to this issue, please contact the Office of Management and Budget at 863/7733199. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2014. Rick Knight, Chair Board of County Commissioners Hardee County, Florida 5:1-5:29c



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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 223 Sections, 32 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, May 1, 2014 S UBSCRIBE O NLINE A T T HE H ERALD A DVOCATE COM Boys, Girls District Champs . Stories 1B,1C Commerce Park Expects Expansion . Story 11A Task Force: 30+ Pounds Of Meth Sold LanierGets 15Years Teacher Rating System ‘Flawed’ ‘Savor The Flavor’ Of Mexico New Downtown Festival Spans 2 Days Community Gathers To Observe National Day Of Prayer Today WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 04/2382530.0004/2488560.0004/2587570.0004/2690550.00 04/2792650.00 04/2893640.00 04/2989680.17 TOTAL Rainfall to 04/29/2014 9.61 Same period last year 5.48 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....3ACourthouse Report.......8CCrime Blotter.................7CEntertainment...............5C Hardee Living................2BInformation Roundup...5AObituaries.....................4APuzzles..........................5CSchool Lunch Menus..12BSolunar Forecast..........4B BROADWAY MUSICAL COURTESY PHOTO Hardee Senior High School’s Wildcat Thespian Society will be performing the To ny Award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in three shows this weekend. The play debuts tomorrow ( Friday) at 7 p.m., with a Saturday curtain also at 7. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2. All performances are at the HHS a uditorium, 830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Tickets are $5 at the door. Here, the talented cast and crew run through o ne of the scenes in rehearsal Monday. Kessler Kirkland Mendez Lanier By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A Hardee County man report edly has admitted to selling “atleast” 30 pounds of metham phetamine within the past year. Federal agents have whisked away Jefferson Lee Kirkland,67, of Zolfo Springs, and his al leged supplier, Jerry Mendez,48, of Bowling Green. Both are in custody of the Drug Enforcement Administra-tion’s High Intensity Drug Traf-ficking Area, or HIDTA, TaskForce. They are being held in thePinellas County Jail. Also arrested as the result of a search warrant served by theHardee County Sheriff’s Officeis Elizabeth Jim Kessler, 56,who resided with Kirkland in amobile home in the GoldenOaks community south of ZolfoSprings. Kirkland and Mendez each are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute500 grams or more of metham phetamine in a criminal com plaint filed with the U.S. DistrictCourt for the Middle District ofFlorida in Tampa. Kessler faces local charges of possession of methampheta mine, possession of less than 20grams of marijuana and two counts possession of narcoticequipment. The amounts allegedly involved in the bust are stagger ing. It generally takes dealing in 14 grams of methamphetamineto provoke the more-serioustrafficking charge. Trafficking in28 grams or more often sparksfederal charges. In this instance, Kirkland is accused of selling one fullpound of the narcotic to a confi dential source for $17,000. Apound equals about 453 grams. Further, Kirkland allegedly told investigators that he sellsthree pounds or more of the nar cotic per month. Maj. Randy Dey of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Officesaid details of this massive traf ficking operation unraveled overa period of time. He noted that several months ago, Sheriff Arnold Lanier as signed a Hardee County Sher iff’s Office detective over to theDEA HIDTA Task Force, whichcovers a 16-county area, includ ing Hardee. “It allows our local Drug Task Force to work with the DEA andfor each of us to contribute tothe other,” Dey explained. “Ob viously,” he added, “the federalgovernment has a bigger warchest to fight against drugs thanwe do.” Dey said that the DEA was See METH 2A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate Less than six months after his arrest on a capital-felony charge,the sheriff’s brother has pleadedto a lesser crime and has beensentenced in Hardee CircuitCourt. Dennis Milton Lanier, 62, of 6659 Lanier Road, ZolfoSprings, was handed a 30-yearsplit sentence this week by Cir cuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle. Fifteen years will be spent be hind bars in Florida State Prison.Then, Lanier will serve 15 yearson supervised sexual-offenderprobation. Further, Ezelle or dered Lanier permanently desig nated as a sexual offender. Lanier had been arrested on Nov. 6 by the Hardee CountySheriff’s Office and the FloridaDepartment of Law Enforce-ment. He was charged with sex ual battery on a child under 12,a capital felony, and lewd mo lestation, a second-degreefelony. His attorney, Lawrence Shearer of Lakeland, enteredinto plea negotiations with theSee LANIER 2A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Viva Mexico! And all the food that comes from there. As May 5 is approaching — the Cinco de Mayo holiday —Peace River Explorations Inc.has created a new event, the“Savor the Flavor” MexicanFood Festival. This festival is away for the corporation to raisemoney in order to continue topromote tourism in HardeeCounty. It will start tomorrow (Friday) at Heritage Park at 6 andrun through 10 p.m. It will thenresume on Saturday at 10 a.m.and end at 2 p.m. It is a food fest, therefore there will be lots of food. Forgetabout that microwavable burrito or those “tacos” made out of ahard yellow shell. The festivalwill have all types of real Mexi can cuisine such as tacos, enchi ladas, tamales, tortas, tostadasand much much more! The food will be so good that it will be almost impossible tostop. In fact, some might nothave to. There will be a churro-eating contest tomorrow (Fri-day). Want to know what theprize is? Enter the contest andyou might find out! And for those 21 and over at tending, there’s nothing better towash down that yummy foodthan some ice-cold beer. A beergarden will be stationed on MainStreet that will have severalbrands, including Bud Light andModelo. Music is also a big part of the Mexican culture, especiallyMariachi singing their ranch-eras. The Mariachi Invasor deMexico will make their waydown from Tampa to performlive tomorrow and maybe get afew people dancing. On Saturday, dancers from St. Michael Church will show offtheir best dance moves and cel ebrate the end of the festival. Also on Saturday, the Latin radio station La Zeta 105.3 willbe broadcasting from the festi val. Although the festival mostly focuses on food, there will be afun activity kids can participatein. Kids will be able to make apiata, decorate it and thenSee MEXICO2A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Just how do you tell if a teacher is a good or bad one? That conundrum has gotten a whole lot more confusing withthe release of the state VAMscores for teachers, non-instruc tional personnel and administra tors all over the state. Based largely on the state test scores from the previous twoyears, the Value-Added-Modelrates school staff, oftentimeswith surprising results. Statewide, even teachers who earned Teacher Of The Year ac claim were rated as satisfactoryor even needing improvement,rather than the highly effectiveor effective one might expect.Locally, over half of the HardeeHigh School teachers rated“needs improvement.” Hardee Schools Superintendent David Durastanti is amongthe many objecting to the VAMratings. “We’ve had concerns from the very beginning about VAM. It isa flawed formula tied to aflawed assessment. The StateBoard of Education has enacted38 changes in the past two years.The ever-changing nature of theschool grading formula and itsresulting outcomes are a disserv ice to our students, teachers andcommunity,” said Durastanti. An overview of the state eval uation data shows some districtsmay have expressed their disap proval with skewed numbers.For instance, Baker Countyrated most of its staff as highly effective. Its counts rated 78.3percent of classroom teachers(246 out of 329); 90.9 percent ofnon-classroom in-structionalpersonnel (30 of 33); and 13 of15 administrators as highly ef fective. Hardee raters, on the other hand, were more realistic andfollowed the given guidelines inassessing those highly effective.There were 8.6 percent of teach ers (31 of 359), 18.5 percent ofnon-instructional personnel (5 of29) and four of 16 administra tors listed as highly effective. Rating VAM says its rating accounts for every child and has a for mula to account for studentswith problems, those receivingfree lunch, with many absences,with attitude or behavior prob lems making learning difficultfor them and others in theirclassrooms. The VAM ratings are done by a combination of grades of stu dents and a host of observationaland objective information aboutteachers and staff. For classroom teachers, the evaluation is based 50 percenton scores of students in ateacher’s classroom, showinggains from year to year. If ateacher had students with highscores on the FCAT one yearand the same the next year, the“lack” of improvement couldcount against her. If, however, ateacher had students score a 3 or4 on tests one year and somewent to a 4 or 5 that wouldSee TEACHER 11A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate The National Day of Prayer is here once again. This day is held annually on the first Thursday of May, andencourages people of all reli gions and faith to come togetherand pray. It has been celebratedsince 1952, when it was signedinto law by then-president HarryS. Truman. It will be observed here at noon today (Thursday) at Heri-tage Park on Main Street indowntown Wauchula. Prayerwill continue until 1 p.m. According to the National Day of Prayer website, “Themission of the National Day ofPrayer Task Force is to mobilizeprayer in America and to en courage personal repentance andrighteousness in the culture.” Prayers are encouraged for the government, military, media,business, education, church andfamily. Several members of thelocal community are scheduledto say a prayer on a specifictopic. Starting off the event will be Pastor Wendell G. Smith, coor dinator of the Hardee NationalDay of Prayer and pastor ofFaith Temple Church of God,with the welcome and openingprayer. The American Legion Post will present the Honor Guardand the Pledge of Allegiance. David Radford, worship leader of New Hope BaptistChurch, will then perform a spe cial song. Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley will pray for thecities, Hardee County Com-mis sioner Sue Birge will pray forHardee County and Pastor BillyNewell of Faith Assembly ofGod, Bowling Green, will prayfor the state of Florida. Praying for churches and re vival will be Pastor Jeff Fowlerof Florida’s First As-sembly andMark Cintron of Amazing GraceChurch. Sheriff Arnold Lanier ofthe Hardee County Sheriff’s Of fice will then pray for the armedforces and law enforcement. Pastor Harold Davis of See PRAYER DAY 2A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMANSports Editor115 S. Seventh Ave.P.O. Box 338Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON Production Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-AdvocatePublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), “Postmaster,” send addresschanges to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: Schools – Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living – Thursday 5 p.m. General News – Monday 5 p.m. Ads – Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months – $21; 1 yr. – $39; 2 yrs. – $75 Florida 6 months – $25; 1 yr. – $46; 2 yrs. – $87 Out of State 6 months – $29; 1 yr. – $52; 2 yrs.– $100 LETTERS:The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public in terest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed andinclude a daytime phone number.SUBMISSIONS:Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should betyped, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subjectto editing. Kelly’s Column By Jim The Wauchula Moose Lodge, located on East Main Street past Peace River, has over 200 members and is looking for more. Annualdues are $45 for men and $20 for women. There is karaoke and home-cooked suppers, usually for $7 and open to the public, every Friday night. There are often 25 to 30singers. The lodge is open seven days a week beginning at noon. Inthe winter there are even more activities including bingo. There is abig room for rent for special occasions. Jimmy Richardson, 74, is the new local Moose governor. Tony Perry is the administrator. Jimmy is excited about the Moose Lodge. He can be reached at 863-245-6619. He had triple bypass heart surgery in 1991 and 2011.The local Moose Lodge sometimes has barbecue fundraisers forfolks in need. ——— Congratulations to the Hardee High School girls softball team and boys baseball team. Both won district championships this sea son. ——— The Florida Lions Eye Bank in Miami for the 2012-13 year served over 6,500 people. Lions International does a good job help ing people with vision issues. The local Lions Club meets on Thurs day noon at Java Cafe in Wauchula. ——— We recently saw a good movie entitled “Draft Day” with Keven Costner and Jennifer Garner about the NFL draft. The closet theatreto Bowling Green is in Winter Haven. ——— State Rep. Ben Albritton of Wauchula stays with his family year-round. During the legislative session the family lives in Talla hassee. Lakeland Ledger political writer Bill Rufty wrote in March that most legislative families do not do this. Ben and his wife Missy, whohas a master’s degree in elementary education and taught at B owling Green Elementary, home school their children, Rebecca, 16, Joshua,12, and Ryan, 9. They are involved in youth sports and other activ ities while in Tallahassee. Albritton, 45, is completing his second two-year term and plans to seek re-election. He is a Republican. ——— Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has done a good job of spot lighting bullying after a 12-year-old Lakeland girl committed suicidein September following months of bullying from some classmates. ——— Leanne Italie of The Associated Press recently reported 29 per cent of American mothers did not work outside the home in 2012,compared with 26 percent in 2000. The high cost of child care islisted as one factor. Most stay-at-home moms had working hus bands. ——— Gloria Solis of the Wauchula Family YMCA reports over 400 student athletes attend monthly Fellowship of Christian Athletesmeetings at the Hardee Junior High campus. The YMCA has a bigsoccer program, including a special needs league, and has handedout over 10 Bibles to coaches. ——— Mosaic plans a $225 million expansion to its New Wales fertil izer plant in Mulberry, reports Kyle Kennedy of the LakelandLedger. This is to increase the production of the MicroEssentialsproduct of granules containing nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur andzinc. This product volume has increased four-fold since 2009 andhelps increase yield for farmers. ——— The current Florida orange crop estimate by the USDA is 110 million boxes. The original estimate for the 2013-14 season was 125million boxes. The current estimate for Florida grapefruit is 16 mil lion boxes. ——— A familiar quotation “The power to tax is the power to destroy” is attributed to Daniel Webster (1782-1852) and John Marshall inthe U.S. Supreme Court case of McCulloch v. Maryland in 1819. Webster, arguing the case, said, “An unlimited power to tax in volves, necessarily, a power to destroy.” Chief Justice Marshall inhis decision said, “That the power of taxing it (the bank) by theStates may be exercised so as to destory it, is too obvious to be de nied” and “That the power to tax involves the power to destroy ...” It would not hurt that taxing authorities be reminded of this quote when setting budgets and tax rates. ——— Last year Hardee County had 114,000 acres enrolled with the state’s Best Management Practices, reported Matt Warren. TheFlorida Farm Bureau in 2001 created the CARES program (CountyAlliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship). The Hardee Farm Bureau under President David Royal l ast year honored the first four Hardee County agricultural operations forCARES recognition: Melear Dairies, Tom Watkins and ThomasWatkins; Rocking Bar W. Ranch, Wayne Collier; Grass ValleyRanch, John and Pershing Platt; and Oak Creek Farms, which growsblueberries and citrus and raises cattle. Oak Creek has a surfacewater reservoir. ——— President Barack Obama has recommended raising the national minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Florida’s minimum wage is $7.93 an hour. The U.S. Congressional Budget Office has estimated increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would result in a real incomegain of $5 billion for those below the poverty line and lift 900,000people out of poverty, reports Janell Hendren, National Affairs Co ordinator for Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau, however, feels the proposed wage would harm rural areas and nationally cause 500,000 workers to lose their jobsand thousands more would have their hours reduced. In Florida mayworkers could lose many of their public assistance benefits such asMedicaid healthcare, SNAP benefits and HUD housing allowance. Farm Bureau says small businesses in rural communities would be hardest hit, while larger firms in cities could more easily managethe higher costs, wrote Hendren. She adds, “Overall, when accounting for real income losses due to higher consumer prices and lost work hours, the net benefit toAmerican workers is only about $2 billion across 159 million wage-earners, or $12 per worker per year for those who keep their jobs.” ——— Truman Thomas, 78, of Avon Park writes a weekly “Jokes and Philosophies” column for this weekly newspaper. He used to be ahighly rated morning host (6 to 9) on radio stations WAPR. Over 20 fans once signed a letter saying Thomas “is a true ex ample of genius in the communications profession. Truman is a cer tain individual equipped with a special understanding of what peoplewould like to hear. He is a truly remarkable individual.” One of thesigners was Turkey Thomas. The signer said he was WAPR’s No. 1DJ. A Sebring doctor recently wrote Thomas a letter, saying “Once again, it was a pleasure to see you in the office and have our discus sions regarding your interpretation of the world as we know it. Youhave a unique and delightful ability to observe, synthesize and createnovel variables. You need to consider writing a collection of yourthoughts, stories, songs, experiences and observations.” By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Lady Wildcat softball team continues post-sea son play on Friday. The Lady Cats will travel to Bradenton to take on theBayshore Lady Bruins in a 7p.m. Region 3 championshipgame. District 10 champion Bayshore won the district 9-10 re gional semi-final game againstSt. Pete Lakewood 3-1 on Tues day night to win the right to hostFriday’s game. Hardee earned the entry to the regional final by its 1-0 win overDistrict 12 champion CapeCoral in a Tuesday game playedunder threatening skies. The rains came within minutes of thegame ending. District 11 champion Hardee is no stranger to tight games,winning three-out-of-four one-run games and ending one in atie. Hardee and Cape Coral com bined for seven three up, threedown innings in the defensivestruggle highlighted by goodpitching. Lady Wildcat senior ace Kar lee Henderson recorded a pair ofstrikeouts while allowing fivehits, two by the lone Lady Sea hawk senior Mallory Guerrero.Seahawk soph Mc-Kinzi Busshad no strikeouts, but allowedonly three hits, two of them ac counting for the only score ofthe game. Cape Coral opened with a Buss hit to right field, but shewas cut down by Hardee catcherDeuberry moments later on anattempted steal. That heads-up play set the tone. Although Guerrero alsosingled, back-to-back pop-upsended the first inning. Hardee also opened the home half of the first with a single byHannah Carlton, who advancedon an Addison Aubry sacrificebunt and a Morgan Waltersgroundout, but was left at third. The scoreless game continued to the bottom of the fourth,when senior Aubry dropped ashot in short left field, just out ofthe reach of the shortstop. Apassed ball put Aubry at secondand she went to third on a Wal ters fly to right field. With two down, Kendall Gough singled to left to bringAubry home with what turnedout to be the only score of thegame. Cape Coral tried some sev enth-inning heroics. JuniorCheyenne Krolczyk singled toleft center. Henderson struck outthe next batter, Carly Vilardi.Soph Danielle Smith hit a hotshot to third, which went off theglove for an error, putting twoaboard. When Allison Slaughterhit to the pitcher, she threw tothird to get the lead runner out. With two down, Ashley Wag ner slapped a shot to second,where the runner from first wasout by a half step, ending thegame in a thrilling fashion. Girls In Regional Final Friday COURTESY PHOTO Local and federal authorities say at least 30 pounds of methamphet amine have been sold out of this mobile home in the Golden Oaks community south of Zolfo Springs in the past year. METHContinued From 1AMEXICOContinued From 1APRAYER DAYContinued From 1ALANIERContinued From 1A working on an arrest in a county south of Hardee, and during in terviews there information im plicating Kirkland in large drugssales surfaced. In working on that tip, the DEA Task Force was able tomonitor an alleged March 25meeting between a confidentialsource and Kirkland at Kirkland’s residence at 159 GoldenOaks Road. In it, Kirkland allegedly agreed to sell one pound ofmethamphetamine for $17,000,but said he could not do so untila couple days later, March 27. That alleged transaction was monitored by the DEA TaskForce and Hardee County sher iff’s detectives, Dey said. Once inside Kirkland’s home, the confidential source wasgiven a brown paper bag. Hethen returned to the operation’sstaging area, where officersfound the bag held a one-gallonZiploc-style plastic bag with onepound of meth. Officers then proceeded to Kirkland’s residence, a U.S.District Court complaint de-scribed. Kirkland, it said, cameout his front door to meet them,carrying a pair of binoculars. The locally obtained search warrant reportedly revealedmethamphetamine and mari juana in items belonging toKirkland’s girlfriend, Kessler,along with pills, foil and a roachclip. Another 5-1/2 ounces of meth allegedly was found in Kirk land’s closet, the DEA charged. “Kirkland stated he has a long history of selling methampheta mine,” the DEA Task Force said,adding, “He stated in the pasteight to 12 months, he hassteadily sold three pounds ormore per month.” Kirkland allegedly told agents he has sold “at least” 30 poundsover that same period of time. He also implicated three oth ers are “selling methampheta mine for him,” the federalcomplaint alleges. The source of his supply was named as Jerry Mendez, of 5290Epps Ave. Kirkland saidMendez charges him $1,062 perounce, and that he in turn sellsthe drug for $1,150 per ounce,according to the federal com plaint. Kirkland placed a monitored call to Mendez and arranged an other purchase, the DEA al leged. Agents went to Mendez’ home, using a search warrantobtained by the Hardee CountySheriff’s Office to seize onepound of methamphetaminefound in a freezer in the home’skitchen. Kirkland and Mendez were released to federal custody, andwill appear in U.S. DistrictCourt. Kessler remains in Hardee Circuit Court. break it! However, it is a two-day process: On Friday the piatawill be created out of crepepaper. The piata can then bedecorated the next day at thepark or can be taken home todecorate later, as it takes a whilefor the paper to dry. On Satur day, once the piatas are dry,judges will then go around andchoose which one is the mostcreative and give that child aprize. Not all can be winners, but there is still much fun to be hadwhen breaking the piata openand having tons of candy comespilling out. Peace River Explorations Inc. is excited to bring Savor the Fla vor Mexican Food Festival toWauchula with the support ofMancini Foods, and urgeseveryone to come join in the funand try a different type of cui sine. Emanuel Baptist Church willpray for families, and Superin tendent of Schools David Duras tanti will pray for public schools. Praying for the media will be Pastor Delois Williams of Cross roads End Time MinistriesChurch, and businessman LavonCobb will pray for businesses. Lindsey Naranjo, worship leader of Florida First Assembly,will then perform a special song.Afterward, Pastor Scott Tharp ofthe First Baptist Church of Bowl ing Green will pray for America. Pastor Rod Cannon of New Vision Worship will then pray forIsrael. In the end, Pastor Jim Davis, president of the Hardee CountyMinisterial Association and pas tor at Oak Grove Baptist Church,will offer closing remarks and aprayer. State Attorney’s Office, result ing in Lanier’s plea on Tuesdayafternoon to the lesser charge ofattempted sexual battery on achild under 12. The second count was dropped. Lanier, who was moved from the Hardee County Jail to thePolk County Jail several monthsago, will soon be transferred tostate custody to begin servinghis sentence. “It is a very traumatic event for the victim as well as all thefamily,” Sheriff Arnold Laniersaid early Wednesday morning.“My heart and prayers go out tothe victim.” Allegations that Dennis Lanier engaged in sexual activitywith a 5-year-old girl severalyears ago came to light on Oct.30. The girl, now 13, and her mother were at the DeSotoCounty Health Department atthe time, sheriff’s Maj. RandyDey said. The child was receiv ing treatment for an ailment, andtold the nurse and her motherthat she had been molested onseveral occasions when she wasabout 5 years old. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office was alerted, Dey said, butquickly determined the allegedcrimes would have occurred inHardee County. In turn, theHardee County Sheriff’s Officewas notified. Det. David Drake, lead sex crimes investigator here, was as signed to the case, Dey said. Inan interview, the 13-year-oldsaid Dennis Lanier had molestedher on “at least” four occasions. Following that interview, the Florida Department of Law En forcement was contacted, Deysaid. “We needed an outsideagency to come in and workhand-in-hand with our detective,we needed to show there wouldbe no bias in this investigation,”he explained. Dey noted he had informed Sheriff Arnold Lanier of the al legations against his brother onthe day they were first heard, onWednesday, Oct. 30. “He asked me to work this case as I would any other case,to work it however it needed tobe worked,” the major said. The FDLE’s lead sex crimes investigator, Special Agent AlDanna, was brought in on thecase on Friday, Nov. 1, Dey said. Dennis Lanier was taken into custody on Nov. 6. “Our job as law enforcement is to protect everyone,” SheriffLanier said Wednesday. “It isvery important for us to espe cially protect our children, andparents have a moral obligationto do the same. “As originally stated, I in structed my staff to handle thiscase as all cases, without preju dice. The case was handled welland the criminal justice systemworked,” he concluded.

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PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO Varsity Choir members include (front row, from left) Meagan Shivers, Kari na Cisneros, Berenice Arana, Rachel Burton, Meagan Araujo, Irene Ruiz and Caitlin Dufresne; (middle) Cassidy Powell, Aubrey Rigney, Lexie Peters, Gerardo RojasPaz, Adriana Hernandez, Emily Rhodes, Kate Thomas and Courtn ey Alexander; (back) Adriana Aguilar, Faith Hodges, Kimber Deeson, Blake Holton, Brieyice Molitar, Jakob Cash, William Murphy and Reyna Kirkland. Not pictured is Josh Faulk. Shown (front row, from left) are Haylee Williams, Summer Xiong, Josh Alm araz, Nang Lor, Deanna Sanchez and Crystal Gonzalez; (second row) McKenzie Blair, Karina Cisneros, Mia Mon dragon, Vaughn Kirkland, Tai Lewis, Rosemica Alinca and Vanessa Gonzalez; (third row) Brook Fones, Logan G unnoe, Rachel Durough, Kristen Burkett, Jacob Neuhofer, Kevin Borjas, Sa'myia Williams and Jocelyne Gu itierrez; (fourth row) Alexis Melendez, Esmeralda Arana, Sierria Perez, Zoey Whiteside, Filistin Louis Michel, David Gi bson, Jordan Evers, Aundrea Pace and Senida Garcia; and (fifth row) Annavell Retana, Kayla Albritton, Dashawna Go ad, Zachary Neuhofer, Nelson Bethea, Emily Johnson, Victoria McGhin and Margarita Alamia. Not pictured are Caroline D urrance, Amber Franks, Dana Terrell and Danai Shreeves. 1417 Swank Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 cl5:1-29c COMMUNITY Calendar THURSDAY, MAY 1 Hardee County Commission, regular morningmeeting, temporary locationHardee County School Boardmeeting room, 230 S. FloridaAve., Wauchula, 8:30 a.m. MONDAY, MAY 5 Wauchula City Com-mis sion, monthly workshop, CityHall, 225 E. Main St.,Wauchula, 5 p.m. TUESDAY, MAY 6 Hardee County Republican Executive Committeemeeting, Paul's Kitchen, 116N. Seventh Ave.,Wauchula, 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 8 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting,Board Room, 230 S. FloridaAve., Wauchula, 5 p.m. Pictured (front row) are Cyanne Rivera, Ray Tyson, McKenzie Garcia Lily Strickland, Berenice Roblero, Jazmin Garcia, Danielle Zuniga and Tacita Barrera; (second row) Mary Sinclair, Sha yla Albritton, Esmeralda Deloera, Leah Chavez, Rachel Burton, Jennifer Hinerman, Carmen Delgado and Kaley Shepard; (third row) Logan Cunningham, Kristian Judah, Destiny Alderman, Jenna Flores, Steven Crews, Deisy Pe idad, Elizabeth Juarez, Briana Arce and Breanna Dar ley; (fourth row) Kara Durden, Grace Coronado, Mariah Garcia, Isabel Abel, Wyatt Maddox, Brinkley Yeomans, Carleigh Coleman, Kayleen Prestridge, Destiny Snyder and McKenzie Malon e. Not pictured are Haylee Albritton and Brittany O'Bryan. May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Senior High School Chorus will present itsannual Spring Concert nextweek. The chorus, under the direc tion of David Radford, will per-form for the public onThurs-day, May 8, beginning at6:30 p.m. The concert will beheld in the school auditorium at830 Altman Road in Wauchula. Packed with familiar favorites, the show will feature suchsongs as "You Can't Stop theBeat" from the movie "Hair-spray," "All-American Girls: AMedley of Carrie UnderwoodHits," Katy Perry's "Roar," an acapella version of "Build Me UpButtercup," Michael BublŽ'sversion of "Home" and the Jour ney hit "Don't Stop Believin'. Also included are a medley of hits from Disney's "Frozen" anda medley from the musical"Grease." The choirs will also share songs from their contest "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "Andthe Night Shall Be Filled withMusic" along with other tradi tional songs like the spiritual"Plenty Good Room" and theAmerican folk song "The Craw dad Song." Add to those the traditional Latin piece called "Non Nobis,Domine," which translates "Notunto us, O Lord, but to Yourname give the glory," and a tra-ditional Zulu folk song called"Aya Ngena," which translates"They go in, they come out, theyare confused, they are fright ened." The choirs will conclude the concert with their traditionalclosing song entitled "Friends"to honor the graduating seniors. Featured will be soloists, the Hardee Senior High ConcertChorus, Girls' Chorus and theVarsity Chorus. Admission to the concert will be $2 per person, and will becollected at the door. The moneycollected will help cover the costof the concert. Spring Concert May 8 5:1c Frankie's 773-5665 116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-3 Now Accepting H AIR S ALON 5:1c HC R EPUBLICAN P ARTY Pol. adv. paid for and approved by HC Rep. PartySome Florida state colleges now offer degrees for$10,000 so they're affordable for Florida families. Governor Scott has held the line on tuition just because tuition in Florida is low is not a reason to increase it. EDUCATION Chet Huddleston, Chairman 863-781-1514 5:1c Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? 5:1tfc C ALL Carol's Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 Thank You Hardee County for making our move a year ago a success! In our appreciation we will be offering the following: $5 00 OFF New Service Calls Must Bring In Coupon Exp. 5/15/14 LICENSE #: CSC1428999 H ASH PL U M B I N G I N C 1000 S. 6th Ave. Wauchula (Hwy 17 S. across from Bowling Alley) 773-9294 4:17-5:8c

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4A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Obituaries Funeral Notice JIMMY “BO” MORRIS Jimmy “Bo” Morris, 66, of Wauchula, died in Lakeland onMonday, April 28, 2014. Memo rial Services will be at 2 p.m.,Friday, May 2, 2014, at OakGrove Baptist Church. Funeral Notice SILVESTRA B. JUAREZ Silvestra B. Juarez, 88, of Wauchula, died on Tuesday,April 29, 2014. Funeral Serviceswill be held at 2 p.m., Friday,May 2, at the Church of JesusChrist of Latter Day Saints inWauchula. Interment is inWauchula Cemetery. There willbe no public visitation. In Memory RALPH RAY KOLESIAK Ralph Ray Kolesiak, age 83, of Wauchula (Crystal LakeVillage), passed away Thurs day, April 24, 2014, in Sara sota. He was born July 10,1930, in SouthBend, Texas. Ralph hon orably servedour county inthe U.S. Army. He laterworked and retired from Gen eral Electric. Ralph was preceded in death by his longtime friendJoseph Brimmerle in 2006. He is survived by a host of friends at Crystal Lake Vil-lage that will miss him deeply. Services will be at a later date at Bay Pines VeteransCemetery in St. Petersburgwith Military Honors. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula J J U U D D Y Y L L E E E E M M A A R R T T I I N N E E Z Z Judy Lee Martinez, 71, of Wauchula, passed away onMonday, April 28, 2014, inWauchula. Born on Jan. 15, 1943, in Strafford, Mo., she came toHardee County from Mis-souri in 1973. Judy was theowner of Triangle Auto Sal-vage & Car Lot and was amember of Victory PraiseCenter in Bowling Green. Survivors include her hus band, Angelo Martinez Sr.; 10sons, Jose and Raul Martinezof Puerto Rico, Danny Lum ley of Bowling Green, CharlesLumley of Missouri, JessieMartinez of Florida, MarkLumley, Luis Martinez, Ra heem Clark, and Antonio Vil lafuerte, all of Wauchula andDale Newton of Avon Park;six daughters, Teddie Newton,Toni Dunston, Elvira Mar tinez, and Julia Villa-fuerte, allof Wauchula, Amalia MartinezSandoval of Avon Park andJosephine Martinez of Bran don; and numerous grandchil dren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at RobartsGarden Chapel from 6 to 8p.m. Funeral Services areThursday, May 1, at 11 a.m. atRobarts Garden Chapel. Inter ment will be in Oak GroveCemetery.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory In Memory BARBARA A. FORT Barbara A. Fort, age 92, passed away Thursday, April24, 2014, in Arcadia. Barbara was born August 5, 1921, in Roanoke, Va., mov ing to Charlotte County fromVinton, Va., as a small child.She was a graduate of Char lotte High School, Class of1939. She retired from theDeSoto County School systemafter 36 years of faithful serv ice as a bus driver and cafete ria worker. Barbara enjoyedcrocheting, knitting, readingand traveling with her family.She was an active member ofFirst Baptist Church of FortOgden. Barbara was preceded in death by Jeff Fort, her be-loved husband of 63 years; herparents, Albert and MariaDonaldson Hurst; and threebrothers, Donald Hurst,Ronald Hurst and CharlesHurst. Survivors are her son, Charles Fort of Fort Ogden;daughter Ethel (James “J.R.”)Keene of Fort Ogden; two sis ters, Betty Jean (Dave) Yatesof California, and VirginiaJenkins of Tampa; five grand children; 12 great-grandchil dren; and sevengreat-great-grandchildren. Visitation was on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 3 to 5p.m. from the chapel ofPonger-Kays-Grady FuneralHome, 50 N. HillsboroughAve., Arcadia. Funeral serv ices were at 11 a.m. on Mon-day, April 28, 2014, at FortOgden First Baptist Churchwith the Rev. Wayne Earnestofficiating. Burial following inthe Fort Ogden Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Arcadia In Other Action The Hardee County Commissionapproved the following items inits more than three-hour regularmeeting last Thursday evening: G-'19<;>->E&<1/5-8(?1 Permit for Efriam and DoloresCarrillo to temporarily locate asecond mobile home on theirthree-acre property at 4212 Nurs ery Road. G-88;/-@5:3nnn@;C->0 fireworks to the Hardee CountyBuilders Association, and ap proved the use of Pioneer Parkfor the Independence Day cele bration to be held on July 5. G1D@1:05:3@41/;:@>-/@2;> medical director Dr. Edwin Pig man for the period of April 15,2014, through April 14, 2015. G->1=A1?@2>;9;A:@E: gineer Ken Wheeler to postponethe purchase of a budgeted crew/-.@>A/7nnnnA:@5825?/-8year 2014-15, and purchase aused wheel-mount asphalt pavernnn5:@45?25?/-8E1-> ELAINE MARIE CONNELL Elaine Marie Connell, 71, died on Monday, April 21, 2014,in Tampa. Born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., she hadbeen a resident Tampa for manyyears. She was the daughter ofRoy Olney Connell, and EvelynStokes and Marion Stokes, whoresided in Fort Meade for manyyears. She was a retired parale gal and of the Christian faith. She is survived by her son, Dan Connell and daughter, AmyConnell, both of Tampa; brother,Mike Stokes of Knox-ville,Tenn; sister, Linda Powers ofFairfax, Va.; and one grandchild,Joel Connell. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at theHancock Funeral Home in FortMeade, where services were at 2p.m. with the Rev. Jack Taylorofficiating. Inter-ment followedin Homeland Cemetery. Arrangements made by Han cock Funeral Home, FortMeade. 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By locking intoday's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds areset aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worryand your survivors of an unexpected expense. 4:24-5:15c --930/0/)'2#2/'37/'2r:&7#2&0/)'27/'2 -09&+%'20%#4+0/#/#)'2: '-.03'730.':r*2+34++-5:1c In Memory GEORGE W. DEEN George W. Deen, 84, of Port Charlotte, died Tuesday,April 22, 2014. George was born in Brooksville on May 19, 1929.He lived most of his life inWauchula, Arcadia and PortCharlotte. He was currently amember of the Berean BaptistChurch in Port Charlotte and aformer member of CalvaryBaptist Church in Arcadia. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Deen,formerly of Arcadia, on July11, 2007. George is survived by his wife, Yvonne B. Deen, of PortCharlotte; his daughter, DianeDeen Newell (Jeffery) ofHobe Sound; his four grand children, Melissa Burns(Daniel) of Port Charlotte,Michael E. Deen II of Largo,Melinda Deen Garner (Zach-ary) of Largo and Rachel N.Newell of Hobe Sound; andgreat-grandson, RobbieFarmer of Port Charlotte. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 26,2014, at 2 p.m. at the BereanBaptist Church of Port Char lotte. In lieu of flowers, con tributions can be made to theBerean Baptist Church, 17377Godwin Ave., Port CharlotteFL 33948. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Arcadia A group of first grade stu dents was touring our Gar dens. One of them tripped,fell and skinned his knee. Wecarefully cleaned it and band aged it. Glad that he didn’tcry, I complimented him bysaying, “You are a brave boy.You didn’t cry.” “I’m not gonna cry,” the boy answered. “I’m gonnasue.” He loved us even whenwe did not love Him. Andthere is no one in the worldthat He loves more than you. Some of us swerve to the left and some of us swing tothe right. But most of us arecentered — self centered.When things go wrong, westew, and sometimes we stewlong enough that we want tosue or try to figure out a wayto get even or think of sometype of revenge. It is the love of gold that makes some people bitter,but it is the love of God thatalways makes people better. Where have you placed your love?Visit us at: www.SowerMinistries.org

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Bowling Green native Dwight Murphy of Ellenton feels like hehas lived in the best of times. His father Reuben Murphy bought Dr. Pyatt’s old house onChester Street and the wholecity block in Bowling Green for$1,000 in 1946. Their water andelectric bill ran about $2.50 amonth. His father was a straw berry farmer and in the summerworked for the county or thestate. Growing up as a boy, Murphy could board the train fromBowling Green to Wauchula fora nickel or a dime in the morn ing and go back home in the af ternoon. Children swam at thepool at Pioneer Park in ZolfoSprings. They went up anddown Sand Mountain in FortMeade. Murphy grew up to 6 foot, 5 inches. He liked girls and cars.He and other boys would take a2 by 4-foot apple box, a piece oftin and some tar and make asmall one-person canoe andfloat down Peace River. “Werode bikes everywhere.” Hegraduated from Hardee HighSchool in 1958. His father would buy a new Ford pickup for $1,200 andcould trade it in the next year fora new model for $200. His parents, who lost their money in the Great Depressionwhen the banks closed, kepttheir money in cigar boxes, “thebills rolled up and stood onend.” His grandmother was “Aunt Jill” Roberts, who one day in the1930s went into the BowlingGreen Post Office and passed bya polite man. Later that day theman, John Dil-linger, robbed the Post Office. His Uncle Isbon Murphy lived in Oklawaha in Marion Countynear Ma Barker and her boyswhen they had a shootout withfederal authorities. Murphy has lived in Bowling Green, Arcadia and Sarasota,where he bought a home for$70,000 and sold it 37 yearslater for $325,000. He clearedlots, dug ponds, hauled fill dirtand built home pads. “The firstdump truck I bought cost$63,000 and the last truck$150,000.” He also drove atruck for Winn-Dixie for years. “I went broke four times in the construction business.”Much of his earthwork, from1977 to 2003, was done in theLakewood Ranch area in Mana tee County and other big subdi visions. In 1998 he underwent five-by pass heart surgery, and a friend ran his business for severalmonths at no charge. Murphy keeps up with his for mer Hardee County friends whoinclude Donald and Carla Gibbs,Bobby and Trudy Buckley, andSonny Coker. He was married to Martha Sams for 40 years. They raisedtwo daughters. He has lived with diabetes for 40 years and takes insulin shotsseveral times a day. His weighthas dropped from 280 to 240. A favorite hobby nowadays is singing karaoke. He likes to singold country songs from HankWilliams Sr., Hank Thompsonand Lefty Frizell. Dwight Murphy has enjoyed his life. He loved growing up inHardee County. His advice to young people: “Pay attention to what is aroundyou, and choose your friendswisely.” PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Hardee County native Dwight Murphy with his girlfriendSherradean (Sherry) Hall Hancock Dwight Murphy Loved Growing Up In Hardee INFORMATION Roundup Run Raises Mission Funds The third annual SendMeMissions 5K Run/Walk will beon Friday, May 9 from 7 to8:30 p.m. To sign up, or check the race route, contact www.-sendmemissions. com. Funds To Help Cancer Victim Plan ahead to participate in a variety of activities on May31 to raise money to help 25-year-old Kylen Chancey, whois battling brain cancer. There will be chicken din ners, a poker run, turkeyshoot, dunk tank, corn holetourney and 50-50. To findout more, call the MooseLodge at 773-3820. Every-one is asked to contribute insome way to these events. Get In On Health Fair There will be a community health fair on Thursday, May8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at theWauchula Seventh-day Ad-ventist Church at 2205 S.11th Ave. (across from theYMCA), Wauchula. There will be door prizes, and a variety of health careproviders providing bloodpressure screenings, bloodtesting for $10 for those whohave fasted and other testsavailable. For information,contact sara.rosenblaum@-ahss.org. Veterans Go To Washington The free annual honor flight for World War II and Koreanveterans to visit Washington,D. C. will be on May 24 andleave from Fort Myers. Escorted by a Rotarian, veterans will see their me-morials, Arlington Cemeteryand more. To apply, callHonor Flight Coordinator SueBirge at 863-781-3536 or anyRotarian. Q: I read about Rainbow Rowell's "Eleanor & Park" inyour column a while back, andnow I hear it's going to be amovie. I'm so happy to hearthis, because I loved the book.Will she be writing the screen play for the movie as well? —Staci R., via email A: Rainbow has been tapped to write the screenplay for herfirst movie, and she's thrilled forthe opportunity. I asked Rainbowhow it all came about, and whoshe sees in the parts of Eleanorand Park. "I'd been talking toDreamWorks for a few monthsabout it. I was nervous at first be cause the book is so much in mycontrol, and a film is an entirelydifferent organism. But I keptthinking about how wonderful itwould be to see Park and Eleanoron that screen. The studio andproducer Carla Hacken seem re ally dedicated to bringing thebook to life. I'm excited." As for who should play the teenage sweethearts, Rainbow isup for anything. "I don't haveanyone in mind. It's hard toimagine established actors in theroles, because there just aren'tthat many starring roles for achubby redhead and a 16-year-old Korean boy, which makes itall the more exciting." Q: Thank you for the up date on Sharon Lawrence.She's been one of my favoriteactresses since "NYPD Blue."Will she be in a series on a reg ular basis anytime soon? —Denise K., via email A: Amazon.com recently gave the green light to ChrisCarter's (writer/creator of "TheX-Files") latest supernaturaldrama, called "The After," whichfollows eight strangers who arethrown together by mysteriousforces and must help each other survive in a violent world thatdefies explanation. The seriesstars Sharon, as well as AldisHodge, Andrew Howard, ArielleKebbel, Jamie Kennedy, JainaLee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar andLouise Monot. You can watchthe pilot episode now on ama zon.com. No word yet on a pre miere date for the rest of theseason, but it will be later thisyear or early next. Q: I know there's a lot of source material left for manymore seasons of "Game ofThrones," so please tell methere will be more seasons ofthe HBO series. —Justin R., Albany, N.Y. 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Multi-Cultural Day Hardee Senior High School 6A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 nr The Office of Hardee County Emergency Management hasscheduled a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) meeting onMay 07, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., located at the Hardee CountyHealth Department, Auditorium Room, 115 K.D. RevellRoad, Wauchula, FL 33873.The purpose of a local mitigation strategy is to reduce thehuman, environmental, and economic costs of disaste rs. Mitigation is any action taken to permanently reduce oreliminate long-term risks to people and their property fromthe effects of disasters.The goal of the LMS meeting will be to identify specificsteps to be taken to reduce the impacts of various naturalhazards, the timing of those steps, potential fundingsources, their priority within the community, and the entitiesresponsible for implementing each of them. Please come participate in this informative and importantpublic meeting.For more information, please call the Emergency Manage ment Office at 863/773-6373. 5:1c 4:3-3:26,2015c

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COURTESY PHOTOS Cool Cats for the third nine weeks of the school year were recently named at Zolfo Springs Elementary. The students were chosen because they showed several greattraits, including having good citizenship. Kindergarten Cool Ca ts are (front, from left) Sheryl Grice, Bianca Rubinos, Jacquelin Paniagua, Adela Manriquez, Mareli Ponce and Tania Garrido; (back) Jayden Albritton, Cesar Jaramillo, Josey Ryder, Rivers Dickey, Luis Ramirez and Daniel Aguilar. ZSE Names Students Who Earned ‘Cool Cat’ Status First graders who cooperated well with others and received the Cool Cat Awa rd are (front) Aracely Molina-Navarro, Jeremias Serrano, Elisabet Hernandez-Garcia, G abriel Carranza, Makayla DeLeon, Luis Hernandez and Emily Villalva-Moreno; (bac k) Bailey Wells, Kenny Mendieta-Arvizu, Chloe Svendsen, Noemi Madrigal, Janelle Garcia,Gabriella Deanda and Luz Leon-Perez. ZSE second graders who used their time effectively earned the title of Coo l Cat. These students are (front) Jelene Avila, Cayley Franks, Damian Olmos and Nevaeh Apolinar; (back) Jalisa Banda, Chelsi Garcia, Kaitlyn Gallardo and Nabor Salazar-Barbosa. Cool Cats in third grade who assumed responsibility grade are (front ) Gaoyoua Vue, Stephanie McMillan, Heath Hendry, Isai Venegas, Jennifer DeSantiago, Marisa Alvarezand Laurence Johnson; (back) Manuel Alberto-DeLaRosa, Rodney Smith, J essenia Duran, Eduardo Ramirez-Ramos and Esteban Rios. Fourth graders with good citizenship during the third nine weeks an d named as Cool Cats are (front) Miguel Aldama, Marisa Mendieta, Denis Mendieta, Dia na Lopez, Lorena Martinez-Bautista and Sadie Rivera; (back) Humberto Aguirre, Chloe Dea n, Jesus Apolinar, Teresa Zuniga and Thomas Bryant. ZSE fifth graders showing good qualities were (front) Omar Guevara, Rosalba SalazarBarbosa, Adrian Camili, Cesar Ramirez and Emily Thompson; (ba ck) Brianna Franks, Jeremy Myers, Sydney Justesen and Pablo Molina-Rosales. May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A Community Health Fair *n ##%&"r%&"# %&$# n ##'$#$ &$n #"%*n ##$%%'$$""%!#$ *&# &$$#($% *##$$)% T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y M M a a y y 8 8 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m 1 1 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 a a m m Wauchula Seventh-day Aventist Church 205 South 11 th 3&,2&5!"2$(2*" (Near the YMCA) Questions? Please contact: Sara Rosenbaum Florida Hospital’s CREATION Health Community Specialist (863) 386-6476 or sara.rosenbaum@ahss.org 5:1p

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8A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Well, there’s more congratulations due all over the place.Hardee softball and baseball have made it an even h alf dozen district championships for Wildcat athletics this year. It started with football, cross country and girls golf in the fall and added another trio this spring, girls track, and now girls softballand boys baseball. ——— Baseball was the last, but not the least as 16-year Head Coach Steve Rewis has a stellar, senior-laden team, which had a 22-4record after Hardee won over Lemon Bay 9-4 in the District 11championship game last Friday night. Hardee continued into the regional quarterfinal playoffs by host ing District 12 runner-up Cape Coral on Wednesday of this week. Awin there would place them in the May 6 regional semi-final againstWednesday’s winner of the Lemon Bay-Mariner matchup. WinningMay 6 leads to the regional championship game against the winnerof the district 9-10 semifinal round. The boys two state semi-final and final games are May 21-22 in JetBlue Stadium in Fort Myers. ——— Meanwhile, the Hardee softball girls claimed their District 11 championship back on Apr. 15 at Englewood against Lemon Bay,the district top seed by virtue of winning the coin toss when theWildcats and Manta Rays finished the season with identical districtrecords. Hardee went on to win the regional quarterfinal game 10-3 last Thursday night at home against the District 12 runner-up Lely Tro jans. Hardee played this Tuesday at home against Mariner, the Dis trict 12 champion, who barely got past Lemon Bay 12-10 in the firstround. A win Tuesday night would have Hardee in the regional cham pionship this Friday night. Since the district 9-10 first round finishedwith the District 10 winner and runner-up both vanquishing theirDistrict 9 opponents, pitting District 10 runner-up St. Pete Lake wood in a rematch against District 10 champion Bayshore. If, perchance, Lakewood won Tuesday night, Hardee would ho st Lake wood on Friday night. If Bayshore won, Hardee goes to Bayshoreon Friday night. The girls state finals are May 9-10 in Vero Beach. ——— Seniors Joshua Almaraz, Keyon Brown and James Greene fin ished up the season, and their Wildcat weightlifting caree rs at the state finals in Kissimmee last Friday. Congratulations to t hem for making it to state and representing Hardee there. ——— Tennis is over for this season. Boys coach Nicole Aubry notes that junior Jordan Jones, in his first year in the sport, played at num ber three singles and won against everyone in the district in his di vision. Junior Roby Paris, also in his first year, finished second inthe district at number 5 singles. And, freshman Boone Paris teamedwith Jones to play in the number one doubles. Boon e and Roby often stepped up and replaced seniors Zach and Jacob Neuhoferwhen their dual enrollment evening classes kept them off the court. ——— Coming up is the annual United Methodist men’s golf tourna ment on May 17. All monies raised go to missionary Frank Zajicek.The tourney will be at the Torrey Oaks course and includes a four-person scramble. To sign up call Torrey Oaks at 767-0302, CharlesCannon at 245-6323, Bob Norris at 735-0418 or Jack Soles at 773-6025. Practice begins Monday on spring football drills. The spring game is May 23 at home against Port Charlotte. Spring community sports continue, youth softball and baseball about to wrap up and go to district and state competiti on. We’ll keep you advised as we get more information. Men’s Church Softball continues with several teams alternating for the lead. The Women’s Church League and Men’s CommunityLeague may start up about the time school ends. There will be a summer basketball. See the flyer/ad in this week’s paper. ——— Looking ahead, the fall swim program will have new coaches, Tracy Pate and Tammy Pohl. The volleyball girls will also be undernew leadership with Amy Monts DeOca and Stephanie Mier. Callany of them for more information. Golf coaches Val Patarini for the boys and Byron Jarnagin for the girls will be back in their usual places, as will cross country’sDon Trew and the varsity and JV football coaches.Information from school and community athletic events is alwayswelcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at sports@thehearaldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column.Please note that the deadlines for weekday or upcoming events is 5p.m. Thursdays. For events, which happen after this time, sportsnews is due by noon Mondays in order to have any chance of gettingin that week’s paper, and is always on a space available basis. Sports Update By Joan Seaman In honor of the Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run wa s recently held from the old junior high campus to Heritage Park on Main Street in downtown Wauchula. The top pic ture shows all who participated in the run, includ ing law enforcement officers, corrections officers and members of the Sunrise Community. All made it to the finish line and were able to enjoy a luncheon under the sun. The bottom pict ures show the corrections officers who ran with the flame to the finish line and one of Sunrise’s clients, Beck y Campbell. SPECIAL OLYMPICS COURTESY PHOTO PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO 5:1c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, May 5, 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 nee d to insure that a verba tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes th e testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not d iscriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. This non-discrim inatory policy involves every as pect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonab le accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULAS/ Richard K. 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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9A KINDERGARTEN E Roman FloresKarolina Gonzales Sanchez Carmen JimenezDakota McQuaigMakaelah SanchezGabriela TorresJevon ValadezJeremiah HinesDiego LunaJeremy MontalvoMichael Avila-VictoriaAlejandro RodriguezIsabella Miners Raul Cruz-JoseGisel MaldonadoMarco Solis-SalasElio FloresJuan Gutierrez-RoblesAnthony MarinMiguel RodriguezJulio TavaresJennifer LopezGonzales Maryah McCoyNatalie RodriguezJaSyiah SingletonAzaria BenavidesElivis Jose GarciaBeyonce JuarezLiliana TamayoMarleny AbregoAmbriz E/S Lidia ValenciaYolanda VelascoLopez Gabriel MurrayJose TavaresXavier RodriguezDilverto LopezGutierrez Andrea RodriguezSantiago Alamia Jr.Brailyn AlbrittonJenny CabreraKymorrah ThompsonJunior Salazar-OrdonezSantino AlamiaGauge GardellaJulio Velasco-LopezJazmine Leon-CornejoErnesto Garduno Jr.Nathaniel PenaRebecca Curry FIRST GRADE A Crystal RamirezMarshall Chang A/B Chyna BrownZander CranfordAlexis EscamillaEmmanuel FelixMeagan KnarrNathania Lopez Jessica Bautista-LopezGerman CovarrubiasValen Horacio MendozaJazmin Reyes-OchoaBrenda Lopez-RomasJose Molina-LopezFrancisco ArreolaGiselle EsquivelRomeo FloresDelanie GonzalesCesar HernandezFlores Alyssa HinesJacey JuarezSebastian LunaMoreno Ethne MartinezCarlos RubioMilagros CavarrubiasValen Efren Hernandez-JoseEnrigue HernadezDavid LopezHugo Rodriguez-PazEzmeralda AlamiaTony FieldsCaitlin KnarrNoah PrineTyasia SpurlockEthan Thompson SECOND GRADE A John BrowningKayla GilmoreMaya GraceNatalia DeLunaCamacho Devin JacksonCharity ThonmpsonDelores WaltonJeremianh AlcantarJada AltieriAustin FennellPhoenix Romeo A/B Adrian SalasGustavo SolisBrizeida LinoYasime LopezMaria MendezGeorge AlamiaDustin AlbrittonEstrellita DeJesusMartinez Nayely GarciaSaucedo Greg "Bryan" GlissonDestiny JustissEzequiel LopezChristopher SelphAntanesha SingletonOwen BroadwaterMikayla JohnstonRamiro MataOsiel Molina-LozanoCesar RamirezAlvin Sanchez Aileen ArreolaAurelio CabreraNatalia Calvillo-RiveraJamine CastilloLeonard FrameLiliana HernandezIvan HurtadoDominguez Troy MartinezJullian SanchezMkenzy StewartCarrie Tawes THIRD GRADE A Antonia BandaCiara DeBoomAngielita CassoDomingo FloresHailey LeeAshley MaganaNavarrete Vanessa PadillaLucatero Yadira SanchezLydia ValadezNyla Ayala BandaKelsey Gomez A/B Baily Mendoza-AcunaRebecca SilvanCyclaliz Avila PerezAmy FariasAncelmo MacedoBanda Carolina Navarro-SolisJose Tapia-GutierrezArely TavaresEscamilla Diego BautistaLuviano Alli GitierrezJassmine MaldonadoOropeza Jovan PenaKarime RodriguezLuisa DelaRosaVincente GardnerChris HansenVivana HernandezLana KrellCristian LopezBrody Waters Caleb YbarraDavid McQuaigKyleigh RevellJared FowlerAna HernandezPaige Danner FOUTH GRADE A Gabriela AranaElijah Albritton A/B Hezekiah AustinNatalia GarciaAriel Gutierrez Litzy Abrego-AmbirzNevaeh ArguellesJennifer ChavezMunoz Scarlett CovarrubiasValercia Eric FelixCayden JohnsonRaquel MartinezIvan MolinaJulian Molina-LozonoErick OntiverosTrace SockaloskyKe'Varreis WhiteDestiny BadilloYesenia ChianosJuan GarzaOliver MendozaJacqueline Rodriguez FIFTH GRADE A Irvin CamposEliana Browning Kaylee GibsonJacqueline RodriguezSuarez Griselda Vasquez A/B Itzel MaganaNavarrete Deontoe McDonaldVeronica SanchezAdela Velasco-LopezJennifer AlmeydaOntiveras Kaylee BautistaLuviano Liliana MataOmar MayaCesar "Omar" Rosales Majavia ThompsonKatelynn BolinMonica HernandezRuiz Vincente JaimesAdan MolinaAdrian SanchezAlexandra SolisJoaquin TavaresMarc AlcantarJackson CassoJose HernandezValerio HernandezBryan HuertaGiovanni LopezMichael NunezGarrett TawesKimberly Walton MRS. POWELL A/B Dominic MartinezJayden Daniels Johnson Jaylen DanielsJohnson John LumleyJuan Lagui H ONOR R OLL Bowling Green Elementary Third Quarter KINDERGARTEN E Zani BrowdyJordin CampbellKylee CisnerosDaniel ClarkeDiego CletoRivers DickeyAlma GuevaraJayden GutierrezCallie HowellWilliam JimenezAlpuche Lilly JohnsonJacquelin PaniaguaLori PaniaguaEric RamosHaley RamosJonathan ReyesKaylee ReynaMikaela RodriguezLesley RodriguezNajera Odalys Ruiz-VasquezJosey RyderJodi SalasLarrissa StortsEmily Thomas KINDERGARTEN E/S Jayden AlbrittonKierstin AldayAndy ByersJaslene CabreraMariah CoronadoJoseph FactorNathan FentonNathaniel FentonTania GarridoKeilani HernandezLanie HowellCesar JaramilloLuis Martinez-ValleAdrienne MendozaKarla Perez-HerreraMareli PonceLuis RamirezPaloma TavaresMancera Arley Zamora FIRST GRADE A Cayden AlbrittonDorian AlvaradoCameron BlakeChase BryantRussell BryantChasity CampbellJack ClarkeBianey ContrerasRamirez Douglas DaaneShyleah DunlapTrista GilliardTahsin IqbalAiden LazarreBrianna LeonCorey McCullough Kenny MendietaArvizu Aracely MolinaNavarro Gavin PrescottAngel RomeroVazquez Neil RussellYazmin SanchezGracyn ThomasGavin TubbsBryan Vera A/B Jennifer AlvarezArmenta Daniela CortesGabriella DeandaTimmothy EnglishJonathan GallardoDavid GayMakayla HardinElisabet HernandezGarcia Anessa HerreraHolley JusticeKaylee KellerWilber KirklandAlexa Mendez-GalvanJacob Molina-RosalesManuel Mora-AldamaJayme Ortiz-OrtizJesus PerezAlan Rodriguez-NajeraRyan SelphJeremias SerranoMason SkitkaGisselle SustaitaEmily TishNevaeh TorresIsidro VillagranEmily Villalva-MorenoBailey Wells SECOND GRADE A Savannah BlasingainHailey BryantOlivia CobleAlejandro CortesAngelita Equite-ZarateCayley FranksCailyn FrostKale HendersonEnrique MayoDamian OlmosRuby Valdez SECOND GRADE A/B Cassidy AlbrittonJesse AlbrittonZunnie AnselmoNevaeh ApolinarJelene AvilaMariesol AvilesJalisa BandaJoseph BryantOmar CarranzaAlvarez Eduardo Castillo Judd ColeDrake CrowJaqueline FactorValdez Alora Garcia-GonzalesRyan GutierrezCaden HarjoKathryn HaysPablo JaramilloKylee JohnsonRuben LongoriaYocheved MartinezLane PippinSantos PlataPaiton RaulersonYureidy RobleroFlores Amaryllis RodriguezLucia RodriguezShelby RyderNabor Salazar-BarbosaWilmer SargentoSantiago Camden SvendsenRene TapiaDylan ThomasAntonio TinocoJohnny "Bo" TrammellGaozong VueLane WarrenCambrya WelshMia Wilkins THIRD GRADE A Jaqueline JuradoAiden Thomas THIRD GRADE A/B Jennifer DeSantiagoMorgan DunlapDanual DuvalNicholas EpitacioCrystal GonzalezLopez Hunter GrahamAngel HernandezDavid HernandezGarcia Braxton HoltTayler KiellaRose KirklandBriana MolinaAlexa MondragonJohn NordMario PonceArianna RodriguezJulia SimmonsIsai VenegasBilly WillisSantos ZunigaHernandez FOURTH GRADE A Adeline AdamsMcKenzie BandaLauren GainousDenis MendietaMarisa Mendieta Elicarmen SargentoSantiago FOURTH GRADE A/B Miguel AldamaRodrigo GutierrezLorena MartinezBautista Itzel MendezValeria MontanezAdolfo MoralesHerrera Ryan NewmanBrianna O'BryanMollie O'BryanGabriela PaniaguaJessica PatinoCatherine PerezChyanne RaulersonSadie RiveraAdriana RodriguezJoaquin RojoMarissa ValdezMattie WellsJacob Wood FIFTH GRADE A Colton BlockJustin ColeAlexis CrewsNabiha Iqbal FIFTH GRADE A/B Erica BlasingainBilly BlockKaitlynn BrandeberryVicente CabreraAdrian CamiliAngie CeronJake ColeDaniel ContrerasRamirez Oscar DeLeonJessica EstradaAlan Felipe-ZunigaBrianna FranksJaza Lynn GarzaNevaeh GonzalesBlake GrahamAnthony GriffisTrinity HerKarina HernandezRobert LeeCheyanne LongoriaDavid MendezTomy Molina-NavarroPablo Molina-RosalesRaquel MontanezJeremy MyersJanna NeelCesar RamirezC'Mya RawlsDiana RodriguezRosalba SalazarBarbosa Abbigail ShonkFaith ThompsonYacquelin Villalva H ONOR R OLL Zolfo Springs Elementary Third Quarter HELLO DOLLY SNACK BARS I was always partial to the fa mous Hello Dolly Bars back inthe '70s. 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10A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 By KATHY ANN GREGGSpecial To The Herald-Advocate The Arcadia Youth Rodeo As sociation held its 2013-14 Finalson Saturday, April 12, followedby an awards banquet thatevening, and several HardeeCounty youth took home buck les, saddles and other awards. The rodeo season began back in September, with a total of sixrodeos prior to the finals. A se ries of points from 10 to 1 areawarded in each event and eachdivision, with 10 going to thewinner, nine to second place,and so on down to the 10thplace, which receives one point. The points are then totaled each month for each competitor,and after the sixth rodeo, the top10 places in each event, andeach division, then compete inthe finals. The divisions are Tots (age 8 and under), Juniors (ages 9-14)and Seniors (15-18). In addition to event winners, the top cowboy and cowgirl (ineach division) is awarded a tro phy saddle for the All-AroundChampionship, and secondplace is awarded an engravedbreast-collar for Reserve All-Around. It was an exciting day!Several of the event winners had to be determined by a tie-breaker at the finals. Others wonby a fraction of a point. Andsome of the All-Around raceswere so close that they werewon (or lost) at the finals. But none of that phased the young cowboys and cowgirlsfrom Hardee County! The roughstock events, where the contestants receive a scorerather than a time, include themutton bustin’, calf and steerriding, and junior and seniorbullriding, along with barebackand saddle bronc riding. Senior Richard Faulkner of Bowling Green took the bucklein the bull riding, even thoughhe was injured in late Decemberand has been unable to ride sincethen. Still, he managed to keep alead of one-half point to win theshiny buckle. The other roughstock contest ant from here was Cody Vina ofOna. He took the buckles forboth the steer riding and thetimed event of double mugging(which is the younger version oftie-down roping). The youthcompletes everything except theflanking of the calf, which is done by an adult who runs up tothe roped calf from the side ofthe arena. And Cody competedin one of the day’s tie-breakersto win this event. Seniors Jake Bolin took home the buckle for his division inchute doggin’ and Loni Dam-boise won the buckle for goattying in her division. Loni com peted in another tie-breaker ofthe day to win her buckle. Hercompetition is well-known forquick runs in this event, but Lonigave a textbook-perfect run towin. And she placed fifth in theteam roping (heeler). Then came the saddle presen tations. And once again, HardeeCounty cowboys shone brightly. The Tots All-Around winner was Cayden Newsome. He wonthe buckle in the double mug ging, and placed second in all ofhis other events, being goat-tying, barrel racing, breakawayroping and pole bending. Next up was the Juniors Divi sion, where the All-Around sad dle winner was Dawson Cantu.Dawson is no stranger to win ning roping events. One mustcompete in a minimum of threeevents to qualify for All-Around, and Dawson won the buckle in tie-down roping andthe team roping (header), andplaced second in chute dogging,and fourth in breakaway roping. The Seniors All-Around sad dle came back to HardeeCounty, also, with Pat Carlton.He won the buckle in the tie-down roping, and placed secondin both breakaway roping andsteer wrestling (a new event thisyear at the American YouthRodeo Association), and fourthin the team roping (header). Thisdivision was the closest, withPat and cousin Jake Bolin in atight race with Josh Keese ofOkeechobee all season long. The Roman III Ranch donated an extra saddle, so the names ofall the event winners were put ina hat, and Doyle Carlton III pre sented the saddle to the namedrawn, Britta Strain of BrowardCounty. Other local sponsors were the Cantu family of Peace RiverBees, Javier Vina and partnerEric Garcia of Hypoint Me-chanical, and JTF PerformanceHorses (being Jimmy andTamme Miller Fussell, whohave been a team sponsor sincethe inception of the AYRA inMarch of 2008). Rodeo Youth Round Up Awards COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG Richard Faulkner shows off his belt buckle for winning theSeniors bullriding event. Jake Bolin smiles as he holds his belt buckle for winningthe Seniors chute-doggin' event. Winner of the Juniors All-Around Cowboy Championshiptrophy saddle Dawson Cantu (second from right) poseswith saddle sponsors Scott and Matt Martell of MTMAgribusiness and Reserve All-Around winner Amery Bass. Loni Damboise poses with Aldyn Ashton for the Seniorsgoat-tying awards. These two cowgirls had a tie-breakerto determine the buckle winner, which was Loni with atextbook-perfect run. Cody Vina shows off his belt buckle for winning the Jun iors double mugging. His other buckle was for winningthe steer-riding competition Tots All-Around Cowboy Champion Cayden Newsomeposes with his trophy saddle, together with Reserve All-Around winner Carson Watson, LeeAnn Lipe of AllenPlumbing (the saddle sponsor) and his mom and dad,Christy and Clay Newsome. Pat Carlton (at right), the Seniors All-Around CowboyChampion, poses with Reserve All-Around winner JoshKeese of Okeechobee. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A trio of Hardee seniors fin ished their high school weight-lifting careers at the state meet. The trio, Keyon Brown, James Greene and Joshua Al maraz, participated with dozensof others at the state champi onships at the Kissim-mee CivicCenter last Friday. The competition was among the stiffest it has ever been. Brown, who placed sixth at the state meet in 2013, had tosettle for 12th this year. TheUniversity of Georgia footballsignee faced unprecedentedlifters, with Dennis Williams ofWarren Christian School of South Daytona winning a 790total. Greene, lifting at 238, came in 11th with a 600 total, tied withAnthony Yurick ofBushnell/South Sumter andMalachi McClean of LakePlacid. Green had a higher clean& jerk than McClean and higherbench than Yurick. The winner,Jared Makatura of Interlake hadthe highest total in all classeswith his 805, better by 140pounds than anyone else in hisdivision. Almaraz finished his 138pound division in 12th place.Best of the day in that divisionwas Anthony Marinol of LemonBay, who had a 625 total. Weightlifters Bow Out Q: My mother's house has an old wooden swing on thefront porch that we enjoyed askids. But it doesn't look verysafe anymore — the woodseems to be rotting, the painthas mostly peeled off, and itdoesn't swing straight. Is itworth convincing her to re place it? —David H., via email A: That depends on a couple of factors, besides convincingyour mom to let you replace it.One, is there enough interestamong the family to continue tohave a porch swing? And two, isthe porch structurally soundenough to safely put up a newswing? The reason I ask is that older homes, while probably prettysturdy, may have developed hid den problems structurally. Porch-es usually are built outside anyload-bearing points and so don'tpresent a threat to the house it self, but they are sometimes builtwith less-durable materials andtherefore deteriorate faster.There's nothing more embarrass ing than putting up a sturdy,heavy porch swing only to haveto anchor bolts tear out of a rot ting beam, dumping out theswing's occupants. Have a construction profes sional who specializes in outsideattachments like decks andporches inspect and evaluate thecondition of the porch. Tell himyour plans to replace the swingand ask about the best placesfrom which to anchor it. Another option: If the porch doesn't check out, or if you oryour mom simply don't want aswing on the porch, try a free standing swing in the yard.Again, look for a sturdy, durablemodel with good supports thatwill stand up to outdoor weatherfor several years. HOME TIP: Want to paint a wooden porch swing? Be sure touse exterior grade paint or paintspecially formulated for outdoorporches.Send your questions or home tipsto ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused andneglected children across Hardee County, is seekingvolunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent childrenwho are involved in court proceedings. Guardians must beat least 21 years old and undergo background checks anda certification process. For more information about theprogram, call Dawn Shinskey 863-534-4597 or emailDawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.gov. 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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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11A YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com son said the tail was wagging thedog in this case and the propertyshould have been rezoned sev eral years ago when it was pur chased. County Planner Kevin Denny then rebutted some of Forgey’scomments. He said there is atleast a 1,000-foot wetland bufferbetween the park and theschools. No representative from the school system has expressed anysupport or opposition to theproject during the rezoningprocess. Commission Chairman Rick Knight said at the beginning ofthe meeting that he talked to Su perintendent of Schools DavidDurastanti and School BoardChairman Thomas Tre-vinoabout the application but did notdisclose details of the conversa tions. Resident Hank Kuhlman said the applicant must prove therewill be no negative impacts toneighboring properties and feltheavy industries might endangerneighbors. Don Chancey, a member of the Planning and Zoning Board,said the county does not alwaysmonitor a building when itschanges tenants and uses. He said a recent IDA spec building was permitted but itnever came back before hisboard once a tenant and buildinguse was determined for ap-proval. He complained of hav ing to spend more than $200 toget copies of documents andemails regarding the application. Chancey said many of the ap plications submitted by the IDAare not thoroughly filled out andthe uses for a building or prop erty are sometimes left blank.He went on to say buildingscould be up to 40-feet high andoperate 24 hours a day, sevendays a week. “If that was 30 feet behind my house, I would have a prob lem with it,” he said. Denny said he does not have the right to waive charges forPlanning and Zoning boardmembers and said the boardwould have to vote to allow himto do that. Commissioner John son said that was something theboard needed to address. County Attorney Ken Evers then corrected a few erroneousstatements previously made byKuhlman concerning what cango into the park. Evers also said he does not consider Keyplex, Howard Fer tilizer and the proposed Florikanbuilding, all of which are in thepark, to be considered fertilizerplants since they do not manu facture the products there. Chancey said both the Hardee County Fire Department andthe county building official con sider the businesses a fertilizerplant. Terrell then read a recent Bradenton Herald article which said Florikan would be movingits production facility to HardeeCounty from Sarasota whileleaving their front office em-ployees in Lakewood Ranch. Frank Kirkland said back up alarms from heavy equipmentare very loud and high pitchedand could bother residents late atnight. Benny Hash encouraged both sides to get together and come toa consensus. Nancy Craft said the issue needs more planning and inputand the commissioners acted asif their minds were already madeup. Mike Prescott, an IDA mem ber, addressed Johnson’s com ment of the tail wagging the dogin this case. He said three to four commis sioners usually attend every IDAmeeting. “If we are doing something wrong, then tell us about it,” hesaid. “Let’s not fight and havepersonal conflicts with one an other.” Johnson said the IDA has never voted to have changes inbuilding use go before the Plan ning and Zoning for approval.“We shouldn’t have to addressthings after the fact,” Johnsonsaid. Commissioner Sue Birge, who said she lives less than aquarter-mile from the park, saidthe county is in need of a diver sified economy with the declin ing citrus industry. She said shewould not ever vote from some thing that would be harmful toresidents. IDA Executive Director Bill Lambert said he believes theIDA does follow the rules. “There is a deeper problem here,” Lambert said. “I feel it isthe ability to create gainful em ployment in Hardee Coun-ty.” Thompson then made a mo tion to approve the applicationand Colon Lambert made thesecond. Thompson said he has heard a lot of concern for the peoplearound the park and the schools.He said he currently has onedaughter attending the JuniorHigh and next year will havetwo there. He said safeguardsare in place to keep a potentiallydangerous business from locat ing there. Thompson said he felt in the past a few mistakes have beenmade in the Commerce Park andhe has addressed them privatelyand feels the issues will be re solved. Colon Lambert said his job as a commissioner is to operate inthe best interest of the majorityof the people. “I don’t think thiswill degrade any of the sur rounding properties,” he said. He also said he thinks there are some conflicts among thosethat gave testimony regardingthe application. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee County Commission voted 4-1 to approve theIndustrial Development Author ity’s application to expand theHardee County Commerce Parkafter nearly two hours of discus sion last Thursday night. The Planning and Zoning Board previously voted 3-2 torecommend denying the requestwhile the county staff report rec ommended approving the zon ing change. Commissioner Grady Johnson was the lone vote against the104-acre expansion which willcome back before the board onMay 15 for final approval. Each commissioner voted the same way in January when theapplication originally came be fore them, but the meeting wasnot properly noticed underFlorida law, which voided theaction taken. The entire processhad to start again. The requested change would rezone a total of four parcelsfrom F-R (Farm Residential)and R-3 (Multiple Family Hous ing) to C/IBC (Commer-cial/In dustrial Business Center.) The C/IBC zoning is unique to the existing 129-acre HardeeCounty Commerce Park, whichborders the expansion on thenorth end. Opponents of the zoning change did not think the enduses would be compatible withthe surrounding area, which in cludes homes and Hilltop Ele mentary and Hardee Junior HighSchool. Max Forgey, a planner from Lee County, was the first to ad dress the board. Forgey said hewas representing John Terrell,who owns property adjacent tothe planned expansion. He said surrounding property owners and neighbors are notopposed to development butthey want to ensure it is compat ible with their way of life andthe existing land uses in the area.Forgey said the application wastoo open-ended to industrial andcommercial uses and does notmeet the county’s requirements. Commissioner Mike Thompson, who previously served onthe Planning and Zoning Board,said most all of the potentialuses for the property would stillhave to come back before theboard for approval, even if it isrezoned as C/IBC. Under the C/IBC zoning, only manufacturing, wholesalesales, equipment rentals/sales, acounty building, fire station,sheriff’s station, post office or aprivate club could be built on theproperty without additional ap proval from the Planning andZoning Board and the commis sion. Forgey said agriculture and residential uses are very close tothe property along with theschools. Commissioner Grady JohnCommerce Park Expansion Receives First Approval ABOUT ... Hardee Living Hardee Living prints your news on people, clubs andorganizations, includingmeeting summaries, births,children’s and senior citi zens’ birthdays, engage ments, weddings, silver orgolden anniversaries, churchevents and military assign ments. Forms are available at our office. 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Tickets are $5 at the door. Here, the talented cast and crew run throug h one of the scenes in rehearsal Monday. show improvement and a higher rating for that teacher. In addition to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test(FCAT) score ratings, teachersare evaluated on visits to theclassroom throughout the yearby the teacher or principal. Inaddition, attendance at facultymeetings, monitoring otherteachers, working with parentsand co-workers, additional pro fessional development and otherdata are used in compiling halfof a teacher’s evaluation. Similar to a student’s A, B, C grades, there are number cutoffsfor rating highly effective, effec tive, needs improvement and un satisfactory. For teachers in generic classes such as physical education,media specialists, guidancecounselors and others without aspecific classroom, evaluationby the principal or assistant prin cipal is based 50 percent on theschool’s overall FCAT rating,and again half by observationaland objective data. Non-support staff who daily come in contact with students,whether lunchroom workers,secretaries, custodians, bus driv ers or paraprofessionals are alsoevaluated, using the school’soverall FCAT score and otherdata as described. On administrative staff, the principal evaluates the assistantprincipal and deans in a similarfashion. The deputy directorevaluates the principals. Hardee Scores Highly effective scores were hard to come by under the stateguidelines and varied fromschool to school, depending onthe numbers in each school. At Hilltop Elementary, it was 6.9 percent (2) highly effectiveand 93.1 percent (27) effective,with none listed as needing im provement or unsatisfactory. At Hardee Senior High, it was 13.3 percent (11) highly effec tive, 85.5 percent (71) effectiveand 1.2 percent (1) needing im provement. Another 2.4 (2) per cent were not evaluated. For Hardee Junior High, it was 6.4 percent (5) highly effec tive, 37.2 percent (29) effective,53.8 percent (42) needs im provement, and 2.6 percent (2)the under three-year develop ment status. Bowling Green Elementary has 8.8 percent (3) highly effec tive and 91.2 percent (31) effec tive. Zolfo Springs had 2.4 percent (1) highly effective and 97.6percent (41) as effective. Wauchula Elementary had 19 percent (12) highly effective,76.26 percent (48) effective and4.8 percent (3) in the develop ment stage. North Wauchula Elementary had 4.7 percent (2) highly effec tive, 93.0 percent (40) effectiveand 2.3 percent (1)in the devel opment phase Changes Coming This is the final year of FCAT testing, as schools turn to theCommon Core Standards. Already, some students are having end of the semesterexams and test in individual sub jects, particularly in science andmathematics, as required by thenew Florida Standards testing. There have been challenges to the requirements of the classsize reduction law and otherways of ensuring studentachievement are being consid ered, such as increasing avail able resources for students. Finally, there is consideration of each district choosing its owntextbooks, albeit from a list ofpossibilities supplies by the stateDepartment of Education. Somefeel that would be an unfundedmandate as local teacher com mittees would have to be ap pointed, and paid, to recommendthe choice of textbooks. TEACHERContinued From 1A BuildingPermits The following permits were ap plied for or issued by the HardeeCounty Building De-partmentduring the weeks of April 13-26.Listings include the name of theowner or contractor, the addressfor the project, the type of workto be done, and the cost in volved. Only projects valued at$1,000 or more are listed. ISSUED William P. Brown, U.S. 17, al teration rehabilitation, $363,000. Drew D. Shock, Main Street, exterior door, $1,500. Mark Edward Gose, Van Sim mons Road, kitchen, $100,000. James M. Cobb, West Main Street, roofing, $5,600. Elizabeth A. Lee, Boyd Cow art Road, alteration, $4,900. Daniel S. Hines, Oaks Bend, alteration, $3,600. Kenneth Edwards, SKP Way, new construction, $27,588. Richard Daggett, Georgetown Loop, bathroom addition,$10,000. Kenneth R. Long, Altman Road, mechanical, $3,925. Kenneth R. Long, Fussell Road, mechanical, $3,350. Kenneth R. Long, Spruce Street, mechanical, $3,650. Kenneth R. Long, Hawaiian Drive, mechanical, $7,300. Mark S. Moye, 11th Avenue, mechanical, $6,000. Kenneth R. Long, Altman Road, mechanical, $4,725. Richie Evans, Downing Cir cle, roofing, $6,300. Gabriel Valdez, Banana Street, roofing, $2,600. Joshua W. Campbell, Dena Circle, roofing, $7,913. Andrew M. Hernan, Oaks Bend, alteration, $35,050. James Teschner, Long Road, pool, $26,000. William Anderson, Heard Bridge Road, windows anddoors, $35,480. Virgile, Riverside Drive, win dows, $3,000. Metayer, Will Duke Road, windows, $3,440. Boysie Ramdial, Golf Boule vard, windows, $3,698. Homer O’Neal, First Avenue, shed, $5,300. David W. Allen, Oak Street, signs, $10,000. Citrus growers are invited to join the Peace River Valley Cit rus Growers Association for aSpring Grower Roundtable nextweek. The program, which includes a luncheon, will be held at theTurner Exhibition Hall, 2250N.E. Roan St. in Arcadia, onThursday, May 8, from 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The topic will be “Tax Impli cations from Obama Care forGrowers.” Drastic changes tothe American Taxpayer ReliefAct of 2012 and the AffordableHealth Care Act have createdconfusion for agricultural em ployers. This meeting will help them understand the requirements for full-time and part-time employ ees. It will also delve into the taxconsequences to prepare for inrelation to this new federal leg islation UBS Financial/Thornhill Group is the sponsoring theevent. Conley Thornill will bejoined by Steve Hamic and EricaScheipsmeier of Hamic, Jones,Hamic & Sturwold as keynotespeakers. Growers are urged to not only educate themselves but their of fice staff, especially bookkeep ers or anyone responsible forfinancials and/or tax prepara tion. For more information, con tact Katie Marks at (863)494-0061 or e-mail oj@prvc itrus.org. Grower Roundtable Set For Next Week

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12A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Collecting Q: At a recent church rummage sale,I found a W.C. Field'scookie jar marked"McCoy." I paid $50for it and feel I gotquite a bargain. —Phyllis, Pueblo, Colo. A: Your cookie jar was produced byMcCoy in 1972 and generally re tails in the $200 to $250 range,according to "McCoy Pottery:Identification and Price Guide"by Mark F. Moran. Many of theMcCoy cookie jars have in creased in value in recent yearsas collectors have become moreand more interested in them. Forexample, the "Liberty Bell"cookie jar, which often sold forabout $25 only five or six yearsago, now sells for about $100. Q: I was a great fan of Hoot Gibson, the Western moviestar of the 1930s and '40s. Ihave two of his comics, No. 1and No. 3WW, both issued byFox Features Syndicate. Arethey worth keeping? —Rob, Roswell, N.M. A: I contacted several comicbook dealers, and they seem toagree that your comics probablyare worth about $300 each. Theywere issued in about 1950. Anexcellent reference is "The Stan dard Guide to Golden AgeComics" by Alex G. Malloy andStuart W. Wells III, and pub lished by Krause Books. Thisguide serves up 900 covers ofGolden Age comics from 1938-1956, along with nearly 50,000up-to-date values. It is easy to use and highly recom mended, especially ifyou have a stack ofolder comics stashedunder your bed or in acloset. Q: I still have several books from when Iwas a child. They are "Fred Flintstone Be wildered Baby-Sitter with Peb bles," "The Flintstones andDino" and "Hildy's Hide away." Although I have noplans to sell them, I am never theless curious about howmuch they are currentlyworth. —Susan, Mitchell, S.D. A: I found your three books referenced in "Warman's Chil dren's Books" by Steve Santi andpublished by Krause Books. Thefirst Flintstone book was pub lished in 1963 and is valued at$16; the second featuring Dinowas issued in 1961 and is worthabout the same amount. "Hildy'sHideaway" also is from 1961 andlisted for $10. As with most col lectibles, condition is extremelyimportant. Children's books withmissing or marked pages areworth much less.Write to Larry Cox in care ofKFWS, P.O. Box 536475, Or lando, FL 32853-6475, or sende-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume ofmail he receives, Mr. Cox cannotpersonally answer all readerquestions, nor do appraisals. Donot send any materials requiringreturn mail. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox OVERNIGHT SAVORY FRENCH TOAST This year, serve Mom French toast — the savory kind! Breadcoated in eggs and crusted inGruyere rests overnight so youcan both sleep in the next morn ing.6 large eggs2 cups milk1 tablespoons Dijon mustardSalt and pepper1/4 cup snipped chives, plusadditional for garnish1 loaf (9 ounces) French bread(preferably day-old), cut into1/4-inch-thick slices6 ounces Gruyere cheese,shredded 1. Grease shallow 1 1/2-quart ceramic baking dish. In mediumbowl, whisk eggs, milk, Dijon,1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 tea spoon freshly ground black pep per until well-blended. Stir inchives. 2. Arrange half of bread in bottom of prepared baking dish,overlapping slices to fit. Pourhalf of egg mixture over breadand sprinkle with two-thirds of Gruyere. Cover with remainingbread, overlapping slices. Pourremaining egg mixture overbread; gently press down to helpbread absorb egg mixture.Sprinkle with remaining one-third Gruyere. Cover and refrig erate overnight. 3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or untilpuffed and golden, and tip ofknife inserted in center comesout clean, covering top duringlast 15 minutes if browning tooquickly. Let stand 10 minutes toset custard before serving.Sprinkle with snipped chives.Makes 8 main-dish servings. Shopping Tip: Look for dis counted day-old French bread inyour market or bakery. E,.3>0=A492-:@? calories, 20g total fat (11g satu rated), 214mg cholesterol,495mg sodium, 20g total carbs,1g dietary fiber, 22g protein.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping By SHAYLA ALBRITTONSpecial To The Herald-Advocate My interview is with Claude Powell.Q: When were you born?A: March 22, 1943.Q: Where were you born?A: Arcadia, Florida, but grew up in Vandolah. Q: As a child, what were your responsibilities? A: Keep the yard mowed, cut firewood, work in the garden, feed the ani-mals. Q: How far wereyou al-lowed togo in school? A: Tenth grade.Q: When you finished school, what did you do? A: Joined the Navy at 17.Q: What was the greatest challenge you have had to overcome? '.3::7B:=69274>3.7,>>nQ: How did you overcome that challenge? A: Didn’t overcome it, so went into the Navy. Q: Who was the greatest influence in your life? Why? Kids Today Are Given Everything They Want A: His grandfather, Bass Coker. His grandfather raised him and was like afather to him. Q: Did you have a favorite teacher in school? Why? A: Mrs. Saunders. She always had a good attitude and helped him with work. Q: What are some major changes in the world you have seen? A: Parents have spoiled their kids. They have given their kids everythingthey want.Back In Time is the result of a class assignment given to ninth graders atHardee Senior High School. Each stu-dent is asked to interview an older per-son. Selected interviews are publishedhere as an encouragement to the stu-dents and for the enjoyment of our read-ers. Back Back In In Time Time COURTESY PHOTO Claude Powell in his Navy days during the1960s. The Herald-Advocate will soon be publishing our Annual Graduation Keepsake Edition honoring all Hardee High School graduating seniors. Place an ad in this keepsake edition personally congratulating your senior on his/her accomplishments, with either a recent photo or one from his/her past, or both. ATTENTION PARENTS OF 2014 HARDEE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ADS START AS LOW AS $33nnn The Herald-AdvocateHardee County’s Hometown Coverage

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, May 1, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee girls softball team continued regional playoffs thisweek. The Lady Cats won their re gional quarterfinal game 10-3last Thursday against the Dis trict 12 runner-up Lely Trojans. That pitted the District 11 champion Wildcats in a Tues-day night regional semi-finalgame at home against the Dis trict 12 champion Cape CoralLady Seahawks, which barelybeat District 11 runner-upLemon Bay 12-10. A win Tuesday night could put the Lady Wildcats in possi ble position to host the regionalfinal on Friday night. That willdepend on who wins in that re gional semi-final involving dis tricts 9 and 10. In the first roundof their playoffs, winner 9Tampa Robinson lost 13-3 torunner-up 10 St. Pete Lake-wood, and winner 10 Bayshorewon 15-0 over runner-up 9Tampa Middleton. That pittedDistrict 10 rivals St. Pete Lake wood and Bayshore in a battleon Tuesday night. If runner-upLakewood won that one, Hardeewould get to host the regionalfinal on Friday. If Bayshorewins, Hardee would have totravel to Bayshore for the re gional final. The state finals are May 910in Vero Beach. First-year Lady Wildcat Coach Caitlyn Bliss was ecstaticabout the quarterfinal win lastThursday. “We came out andplayed our game. It doesn’t mat ter who’s pitching, our bats aregoing. We have confidence in allour batters, from top to bottomof the lineup and reserves.They’ve grown as a team andmatured,” she commented. Some of these girls have been playing together since they wonthe Dixie Ponytails regionaltournament in Sebring on June21, 2009. Pictured among thestars that day were KimberlyDerringer, Jakaysha Lindsey,Kendall Gough and Karlee Hen derson, all members of thisyear’s District 11 championshipgame. Hardee 10, Lely 3 The game began with soph Sara Welch singing the nationalanthem while the Hardee ROTCHonor Guard presented the col ors. Senior Karlee Henderson started for Hardee against Lely,a Collier County school of about1,500 students just on the southside of Alligator Alley. Fifth-year coach Jess Duesler’s teamwent 15-12, 6-2 in district playthis season. The Lady Trojansincludes three seniors and abunch of underclassmen, similarto Hardee with a senior trio andunderclassmen. Henderson opened against Trojan soph Vany Palacios, whofouled off three pitches and wenta full count before hitting onedown the third-base line. Hardeeshortstop Hannah Carl-ton got toit and held the runner to a single.Junior Navia Pen-rod hit to leftfield and put two runners onbase. Senior Woman Palacios,who was at bat when the firsttwo runners began a doublesteal. While Hardee was occu pied with the runner going tosecond, Vany Palacios roundedthird and headed for home, butalert first sacker Alex Ullrichwhipped the ball to catcherMakayla Deuberry for the out.The ball went back out to sec ond, but sailed into right field,allowing Penrod to come aroundand slide in home under the tag. Nursing a 1-0 lead, the Lady Trojans were denied furtherscoring. Woman Palacious wasout 6-3 Soph Amy Palacios wasalso out third to first, limitingLely to just the one score. Lely soph Becca Gates was on the mound as Hardee came tobat in the home half of the firstinning and quickly went down inorder on a fly-ball, ground-out,walk and fielder’s choice. Freshman April Alvarado walked to get Lely going in thetop of the second frame. Fresh man Sivan Palacios struck outand soph Shaina Davis flied toright field. Jakaysha Lindseymade a nice running catch forthe out. Senior Cassidy Penzogrounded out to end the Lely ac tion. Hardee bats got going in the home half of the second, send ing 10 batters to the plate andbringing five home. Third sackerKendall Gough put one up themiddle off the pitcher’s gloveand beat the throw from theshortstop to first. Deuberry useda full count before striking out.Kim Derringer hit a shot to thehole and, by the time the short stop got to it, both runners weresafe. Ullrich put a hit over third base, scoring Gough to tie thegame 1-1. Derringer went tothird and Ullrich to second onthe overthrow. When juniorCaryssa Johnson dropped a shotjust inside the first-base line, itscored both teammates and sheended up on second base. Back to the top of the lineup for Carlton for a hit up the mid dle. Senior designated hitter Ad dison Aubry singled to shortcenterfield to score Johnson andput Carlton at third. Carltoncame in on a passed ball. Morgan Walters kept it going,with a fielder’s choice, whichtook Aubry off the base paths.An error on a Henderson drib bler left her and Walters aboardwhen the inning ended, butHardee had a 5-1 advantage. A determined Lely team was n’t ready to quit. With onedown, Vany Palacios singled toright field and just barely beatthe throw to first base. With twodown, Woman Palaciouslaunched a shot over the center field fence for two RBIs to makeit a 5-3 game. A grounder wasthe third out. Hardee got going with another four runs in the bottom of thethird. Deuberry stroked a hardshot, but right at the shortstopfor an out. Derringer got oneover the first sacker for a single.Ullrich singled to right but wasout at first as Derringer raced tothird base. Johnson smacked oneto deep short to score Derringerand be safe at first. Carlton tooka six-pitch walk. When Aubrytripled to centerfield, it broughtJohnson and Carlton home. AWalters double scored Aubry.Walters was stranded when thethird out occurred. It was 9-3. Lely left a runner on board in the fifth and sixth innings. Whenthe lights went out in the top ofthe sixth inning, there was a halfhour break before play resumed. Hardee batters went down one, two, three in the fourth andpicked up the Lady Wildcat’sfinal score in the fifth. Ullrichscored on a hit to left center, fol lowed by a Johnson sacrifice,and back-to-back passed balls. When the Lady Trojan batters were retired in order in the topof the seventh, Hardee had the10-3 win. Girls In Regional Action Regional Quarterfinals State Championship State Champion Regional Semifinals Regional Finals State Semifinals The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce is putting a newtwist on its annual golf tourna ment. On Friday, May 2, golf teams will be driving into the night andchallenging their skills under thestars. However, Drive into the Night is so much more than a golftournament, it is an entire event!Bogies & Stogies, the night’s so cial hour, kicks off at 6:30 p.mat Torrey Oak’s Club House, andwill include drinks and appetiz ers for golfers and their spouses.At 7 p.m., registration for thegolf tournament will begin and tee off is at 8. Each golfer will receive three glow-in-the-dark balls, with ex tras available for purchase. Thecourse will be glowing fromneon socks that will be placedon the hole flags and glow sticksthat will litter the course. The Chamber’s golf tourna ment is known for its raffleprizes, and once again golferswill have the opportunity toenter for a chance to win somegreat gifts. “For only $75 per golfer you will have the most unique golf ing experience. Registration isavailable online at www.hard eecc.com or can be done at theHardee County Chamber officelocated at 107 E. Main St.,Wauchula. If you have any ques tions, please call us at 773-6967,” said Chamber DirectorCasey Dickson. “We are very excited for our very first night golf tournament.With Bogies & Stogies kickingoff the night it is going to bemore like an event than just agolf tournament. We are excitedfor golfers to bring their spousesand spend the evening withfriends, eating, drinking andgolfing!” she added. ‘Drive Into The Night’ Not Normal Golf Tourney By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Although this school year isn’t over, next year is alreadyplanned. The Hardee County School Board adopted the 2014-15 cal endar at its meeting last Thurs day. Accordingly, school will start on Aug. 18. That’s the day stu dents must report. The teachersand staff will be working fromAug. 11-16 getting ready for theinflux of students. There’s ample holidays built into the school year, which runsfrom July 1, 2014 through June30, 2015. The first holiday of the new school year for summer staff and students is July 4. And, shortlyafter the school year starts,there’s a break for the LaborDay holiday on Sept. 2. There’s an early release day on Oct. 10 for Homecoming.That’s it until the Thanksgivingweek break, Nov. 24-28. There’s a long break for the Christmas/New Year’s, begin ning with early release on Fri day, Dec. 19 and continuing allthe way to Jan. 2. Spring holidays are abundant. There’s Dr. Martin Luther KingJr. holiday on Jan. 19, followedby Presidents’ Day on Monday,Feb. 16. Finally, there’s theweeklong spring break of Mar.16-20. Wrapping up the year, there’s an undesignated holiday on Fri day, April 3 and Memorial Dayon Monday, May 25. Students finish up the school year on June 3, with facultystaying through June 5. Perhaps more for parents than students, there are several othersignificant dates on the 2014-15school calendar. Progress reportdates are set for Sept. 17, Nov.19, Feb. 18 and Apr. 29. Thefirst quarter ends Oct. 21, sec ond quarter on Jan. 14, third onMar. 30 and fourth on June 3. Report cards are issued on Oct. 30, Jan. 26, Apr. 9 and June5. That’s the next school year in a nutshell, giving parents andstudents time to plan ahead. Calendar Sets Aug. 18 To Start New Year Raji Sonni, MD, FAAPMarcela Jativa, MD, FAAP Denise Mueller-Barker, ARNP Megan Ramirez, ARNP 10:24c Monday Friday 8:30 am 5:00 pm1125 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula (Tractor Supply Complex) Please Call 863-767-1616 For Appointment This office will be closed on Saturdays as of May 1st until November 1st. In case your sick child needs to see a physician, our Sebring office is open from 8:30 to Noon for your convenience. Please call 863-382-0770. 5:1c 5:1c

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2B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 —Hardee Living— COURTESY PHOTOS One dozen pianists per formed at The WednesdayMusicale on April 9 for itsannual all-piano program,directed by JeraldineCrews. Players (above,from left) were ArdenRawls, Paul Clark, JudyMiller, Emily Sheffield,Louise Gantt, Diane ClarkAsh, Colton Albritton, DotBell, Crews, Carol Myerand Judye Mercer. KaylaAlbritton (middle photo),sister to Colton, also per formed. In the bottomphoto, Miller and Clark playa duet. On May 14, the clubwill welcome seven gradu ating seniors who will audi tion for a scholarship.Guests are invited to the 4p.m. meeting at theWauchula Woman’s Club building at Seventh andPalmetto, which will be pre ceded by an ice-cream so cial at 3:30. PIANISTS ENTERTAIN 1ST LT. ROBIN CREWS Robin Crews was graduated from Commissioned OfficerTraining as a first lieutenant onApril 4 at Maxwell Air ForceBase in Montgomery, Ala. Crews will work in the Med ical Service Corps. Her first as signment will be flightcommander for the ResourceManagement Office of the 22ndMedical Group at McConnellAir Force Base. She and hus band Vince Noble have madetheir home in Wichita, Kansas. Crews is a 2000 graduate of Hardee Senior High School, andearned a Master’s Degree beforeentering the U.S. Air Force. She is the daughter of Robert Crews Sr. and Gaila and RogerAdams. Military News COURTESY PHOTO Members and guests of the Wauchula Woman’s Clubheard an informative presentation from Rita Rodriguez ofSouth Florida State College’s farmworker program duringthe club’s April meeting. She is pictured (at right) with Ka trina Blandin, education chairwoman, who also works withSFSC. Election of officers also was held, and their instal lation will be tomorrow (Friday) at noon at the clubhouse,at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Palmetto Street. GUEST SPEAKER Griffin ClarkNew Member OfAngus Association Griffin Clark of Wauchula is a new junior member of theAmerican Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEOof the national organization withheadquarters in Saint Joseph,Mo. Junior members of the associ ation are eligible to register cat tle in the American AngusAssociation, participate in pro grams conducted by the National Junior Angus Associationand take part in association-sponsored shows and other na tional and regional events. The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed as sociation in the world, with over24,000 active adult and juniormembers. One practice per week (Monday or Tuesday) No practice or games the weeks of June 28 & July 5 Registration at New Hardee Junior High Gymnasium Friday May 16 @ 3:30-7pm Skills & Assessment Drills at New Hardee Junior High Gymnasium Saturday May 17 starting times below Age 5/6 – 9am Age 7/8 – 10am Age 9/10 – 11am Age 11/12 – 1pm Age 13/14(girls) – 2pm Age 13/14(bo ys) – 3pm (must be no younger than 5 and no older than 14 on June 1, 2 014) Registration Form Hardee Hoops Developmental Leagues Saturday Games June 14 — August 9 It is MANDATORY that your child be at registration on May 16th & at Skills & Assessment Drills on May 17th. You must have a copy of your child’s birth certificate and insurance card when you register. Cost $40 CASH ONLY. PLEASE CLIP & BRING THIS FORM WITH YOU TO REGISTRATION soc5:1c n4050 U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 11 am 9 pm Mondays All You Can Eat Spaghetti & Salad Bar $ 5 99 Wednesdays BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich Platter (includes 2 Sides, Salad Bar & Drink) $ 6 99 Tuesdays 9” Cuban w/Black Beans & Rice $ 5 99 Daily Between 2 pm & 6 pm Soft Serve 99¢ Buy One Get One FREE Ice Cream Sundaes (originally $ 1 89) Buy One Get One FREE soc5:1c May SPECIALS N N i i g g h h t t R R a a c c e e Friday, May 9 7:00p.m.Race starts at Hardee County Courthouse & will finish at “Missions on Main”. nn rn All proceeds will go to support home & foreign missions. Register online at: www.sendmemissions5k.com or on race day from 5:30 pm 6:30 pm soc5:1c S S u u p p e e r r B B u u f f f f e e t t & & L L o o u u n n g g e e A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n & & C C h h i i n n e e s s e e C C u u i i s s i i n n e e &#! !"!& &$'( &n &n%n" &%"! &"!r "! Open 7 Days a Week 11am 10pmn#"n"$'##(South Bound Hwy. 17)773-3015 soc5:01c www.jazzercise.com Jazzercise Heartland “MAY is FREE”(with registration and paid joining fee) soc5:1c S S e e e e i i n n g g r r e e s s u u l l t t s s o o n n o o t t h h e e r r s s? ? W W h h y y n n o o t t Y YO O U U !May is National Fitness & Mom’s Month DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!! The Great Controversy by E.G. White Download a free copy of The Great Controversy Available in both audio and visual 5:1-29p It pays to advertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for O O U U !The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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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 The following Hardee County schools are scheduled to openfor the summer term on Mon day, May 1: Popash, Tor-rey,College Hill, Center Hill, Tura,Castalia, Limestone, Pine Daleand Limestone Negro school.Schools scheduled to open onMonday, May 15, are the Bowl ing Green Junior High and FortGreen school. ——— W.A. Lapinski, local agent for the Atlantic Coast Line, an nounces that the winter trainservice will be discontinued be ginning with the southboundtrain scheduled to arrive inWauchula at 4:46 p.m. on Satur day, May 6, and the last north bound train which is at presentscheduled to arrive here at 12:09on Sunday, May 7. ——— An excellent beginning for the local entry in the Orange Beltleague. Two victories over theFort Meade team makes a pleas ing sight in the official standingcolumn. ——— An advertisement titled “The Record … Facts That ConcernYou” reads: “One income that’sincreased mightily since 1932!Florida’s Income From BeerTaxes in 1938 $1,361,213.13.Beer helps even those who donot drink it! To the tune of a mil lion dollars a day nation-wide,beer tax revenue reaches backinto every community, to help pay for relief, for public works,for education … and to lift aburden that would otherwise restdirectly on the taxpayers.” 50 YEARS AGO The city of Wauchula has been cited as having the “best-operated trickling filter sewer age treatment plant servingunder 5,000 population in thestate.” ——— A huge pelvic bone of a pre historic mammoth was uncov ered last week by fossil-huntingmembers of Wauchula’s Ex-plorer Post 410. But the goodfortune was somewhat damp ened by heavy rains whichthreatened to wash away thetreasure. Lowering of the waterlevel during the recent droughthad exposed a tip of the boneburied in the bank of the PeaceRiver not far from Wauchula.Excavation began Saturday. Thedigging went on all day and wascompleted Sunday afternoon. ——— William E. Albritton, chief boatswain’s mate, USCG, son ofMr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Albrit ton of Route 1, Bowling Green,is serving on the staff at the U.S.Coast Guard Receiving Centerin Cape May, N.J. ——— The services of Dr. Harold Henderson, veterinarian, will beavailable to dog owners of theZolfo Springs community thisafternoon (Friday) for the inoc ulation of their pets. After thisdate, strict enforcement of thecity’s dog ordinance will bemaintained, according to a legalnotice published by the TownCouncil. 25 YEARS AGO The Hardee High girls’ soft ball team won the Class 2-ADistrict 12 title last Friday after noon, winning 9-4 over Sebringat the Altman Road field. ——— Ray Combs came to The Her ald-Advocate to see what couldbe done about some of the oakson East Main Street being cutback so severely. He said hisneighbor, Mrs. Ruthy Cuthriell,was particularly upset aboutwhat had been done to the twobig oaks in front of her house.The side facing the street andnearest to the power line hadbeen completely cut back, giv ing the impression the oaks areleaning toward her house. ——— Leslie Conerly has been named to the Dean’s List at Stet son University for the fall se mester. Leslie is the daughter ofMavis Best and Wayne Conerlyof Wauchula. ——— After about three years of waiting for final approval andthe go ahead from the state,Diana Durrance, manager at theWauchula State Farmer’s Mar-ket, reported last week that oneof the original buildings was torn down. 10 YEARS AGO Looking for the Hardee County Chamber of Com-merce? What about Main StreetWauchula? The two communityorganizations are now located atCity Hall, using their familiarphone numbers. ——— A man whose military career has taken him to foreign coun tries and into meetings with thejoint chiefs has been honored bythe Hardee County School Dis trict. Last week at the SeniorAwards Banquet held at theHardee Agri-Civic Center, 80-year-old Col. William K. MoranJr. was inducted into the HardeeCounty Schools Hall of Fame. ——— After 31years of dedicated service, Hardee County Fire-Rescue Capt. Billy Wingate re tired on March 31. He washonored at Station 1 in Wau-chula with a retirement dinner. ——— Two local youths claimed championship belts in bouts onSaturday. Daniel Lozano andRuben Ozuna both won statePolice Athletic League titles infists in Boca Raton. Way Back When Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!Well, summer is here and it is already warm! Relay For Life doesn’t have the participation it once did, andthis is a shame with the numberof people in Hardee County whohave had cancer. Gloria Dur rance gave a very good talk andencouraged anyone with some thing different going on in theirbody to get it checked out. Theyalways say early detection is theroad to recovery. Suzanne and Miles Judah sponsor the reception for thesurvivors, and it is always a de licious supper. I was talking toCarol Knight and said usually Isaw Suzanne or Miles to thankthem. She told me Kathryn Me lendy had a problem with a hip and Suzanne and Lynda Gaylewere staying with their mothersome of the time and havingcaregivers helping also. Surehope Kathryn has a speedy re covery. The Ken Weiss auction usu ally has some useful and prettythings to whet the desires, butwe were outbid on everythingwe thought “we couldn’t livewithout.” I’m sure there is some astro logical reason, but I noticed lastweek when I walked Rascal allthe ant beds along the edge ofthe road were in a half-moonshape. Usually they are roundand I thought they were reallystrange. Do your best and beg the county not to turn your dirt road into a shell road. I had a flat tirefrom the shells and when com plaining was told that ChrystaChancey had also had one. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to Tom and Sharon Lynnand family on the home going oftheir son, Billy Porter. He madehis final journey last Monday. The Moye reunion will be this Saturday. Alice Faye said peo ple start gathering around 10:30.Alice and Ronnie are set up toentertain. They have a buildingespecially for that, and old pic tures line the walls along withplenty of other artifacts. On Easter Sunday Joy Spencer was leaving church andsomehow she and BarbaraCasey collided on the concretewalkway. Barbara’s knees werepretty sore but Joy had to go tothe ER and the verdict was asprained knee. She was atchurch this Sunday with her legin a long walking splint and oncrutches. It is pretty painful. Maxine Albritton spent a short time, including Easter, with herdaughter in Alabama. She isback home but sick with pneu monia. Roy has a brother wholives in Avon Park and stillgrinds cane and makes syrup.We got Roy to get us a couple ofbottles and were planning onsyrup and biscuits for a meal butdid not have any frozen biscuits.Probably most others are like meand don’t make biscuits fromscratch anymore. We have be come a nation of soft and lazypeople! You can bet as soon as I go to town, I will get frozenbiscuits and then have a feast. Itis hard to get good cane syrup, The old saying, you can tell if you live in a small town whenyou call someone on the tele phone and dial the wrong num ber but you know the peoplewho answer the phone. Thatused to be true with the PhilGlorius and Newt Murdocknumbers. I was guilty of dialinga wrong number but still wouldenjoy talking to whom-ever! Well, this week we received two Herald-Advocates in themail. When you get your paperin the mail you usually receive itThursday. The extra paper putin our box accidentally was ad dressed to Mr. and Mrs. FloydMurray. Mrs. Murray is Sher man’s first cousin, so do we livein a small town or not? Ofcourse I put the paper back inthe box Friday and they proba bly did not receive it until Mon day; by that time they hadprobably already bought one! Geraldine Floyd told me her granddaughter, Samantha Cow-art, will graduate Friday fromcollege in Orlando. Congratu-lations to her and best wishes onstepping into the job world. Fort Green Baptist will have homecoming this Sunday.Church will begin at 10:30 andthere will not be Sunday Schoolclasses or a p.m. service. Every one is invited to attend and stayfor dinner. Pray for one another and our nation. This course is being presented by Joseph DeRenzis of JD Finan cial Solutions & Insurance Group, Inc. Joseph is an authorized Ric hness of Life course presenter. Courses provided to present ers by the Richness of Life Institute are for educational purposes on ly. JD Financial Solutions & Insurance Group, Inc. and Richess of Life Institute are not affiliated entities. soc5:1c More up to date than tomorrows newspaper The Great Controversy by E.G. WhiteDownload a free copy of The Great Controversy. Available in both audio and visual. soc4:3-5:29p LOST DOG BOXER $50 REWARD Lost Fri. April 18 on Hwy 64 in Zolfo Springs near Blue Berry Farm. If found please call 863-458-6322 Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech Phone (863) 781-9720 s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com cl5:1c I N H OME S ERVICE May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B

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4B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old male. In myyounger years, I participatedvigorously in sports. As a re sult, I ended up with a degen erated joint in the big toe of myright foot. Forty years ago, thedoctors gave me an artificialjoint. Prior to the joint instal lation, I was in severe pain.After the procedure, I had nopain or problems of any kindwith the joint. My oldest daughter has a bad joint in her big toe thatgives her a lot of pain, plusproblems walking. Her doctorstell her that they will not re place that joint anymore. In stead they propose to fuse thejoint. She would be off her feetfor six weeks, and she wouldhave to undergo eight weeks ofintensive therapy and learn towalk differently. What's miss ing here? Why would they notdo the procedure for her, whenmy procedure was so success ful? —A.E.C. ANSWER: First off, not everyone with a "bad joint" inthe big toe — usually a bunion— needs surgery. Many peopleget relief from conservativemeasures, such as shoe modifica tion, orthotics, night splintingand stretching. However, if painor difficulty walking persists de spite conservative measures,then referral to a foot surgeon isappropriate. There are more than 150 sur geries described for treatment ofbunion deformities. Joint re placement (arthroplasty) is stillbeing done, but a 2005 trial com paring a fusion procedure (ar-throdesis) to joint replacementfound arthrodesis to have supe rior pain control. Other studieshave found the two procedures tohave very similar outcomes. While I am glad you had such a good outcome, one has to bevery careful when comparingone's own treatment with some one else's. There may be subtledifferences between you and theother person that you aren'taware of. Or, as may be in thiscase, surgery techniques mayhave changed over time. The arthritis booklet discusses joint problems like rheumatoidarthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus.Readers can order a copy bywriting: Dr. Roach — No. 301W,Box 536475, Orlando, FL32853-6475. Enclose a check ormoney order (no cash) for $4.75U.S./$6 Canada with the recipi ent's printed name and address.Please allow four weeks for de livery. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 72, and for the past few weeksI have been fighting a case ofhives. The dermatologist hastaken me off nearly all meds,as a biopsy shows I have achemical allergy. The itching issevere. Is there anything otherthan triamcinolone cream thatcan calm things down? Thehives are large, most of themflat, and most ringed with red.The only meds I take are fordiabetes and a thyroid condi tion, and I've taken them forages. —F.L. ANSWER: I am surprised you aren't taking an antihista mine, like Benadryl or a pre scription equivalent. However, the real issue here is why are you having hives? Thereare many causes, and the biopsyreport, while consistent withchemical allergy, might not bedefinitive. If the hives last morethan six weeks, normally you'dget a series of blood tests, withperhaps some additional follow-up testing if necessary. Some times the cause is never found.Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual letters,but will incorporate them in thecolumn whenever possible.Readers may email questions toToYourGoodHealth@med.cor nell.edu. To view and orderhealth pamphlets, visit www.rb mamall.com, or write to P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. To Your Photos by Jim Kelly Hardee County brothers Michael, Jonathan and Jeremy Kelly each recently killed a wild turkey gobbler on private land in the Heartland area. They are the sons of Jim and Jean Kelly of Bowling Green. Michael is employed with The Herald-Advocate, Jonatha n is a pharmacy student at University of Florida, and Jeremy is a bank er at Wells Fargo branch bank across from University of South Florida in Tampa. GOBBLER SUCCESS Words To Live By A Daily ThoughtTHURSDAY Man is a mere phantom ashe comes and goes to andfro. He bustles about, butonly in vain; he heaps upwealth, not knowing who willget it. But now, O Lord, whatdo I look for? My hope is inYou.PnrF F R R I I D D A A Y Y N ble expression of the invisibleGod. He existed before cre ation began, for it wasthrough Him that everythingwas made, whether spiritualor material, real or unseen.Through Him, and for Him,also were created power, do minion, ownership and au thority.CnP S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y Nebuchadnezzer wrote tothe nations, “I want you all toknow about the miraculoussigns and wonders the MostHigh God has performed forme. How great are His signs,how powerful His wonders!His kingdom will last forever,His rule through all genera tions.”" # $ % n &' S S U U N N D D A A Y Y Be careful not to make ashow of your religion beforemen; if you do, no rewardawaits you in your Father’shouse in heaven. … Yourgood deeds must be in se cret, and your heavenly Fa ther, who sees what is donein secret, will reward you. MM(#) *$ n! + M M O O N N D D A A Y Y Think before you speak, andbe careful what you say toGod. God is in heaven, andyou are on earth, so say onlya few words to God.! EE # M# nCrT T U U E E S S D D A A Y Y It is God Himself who hasmade us what we are andgiven us new lives from -./ 0.1 -1He planned that we shouldspend these lives in helpingothers.! 2(# % 3 n '&+ W W E E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y Men do not despise a thief ifhe steals to satisfy his hungerwhen he is starving. … But aman who commits adulterylacks judgment, whoeverdoes so destroys himself.P45 # 46 3* % nrI 788verses are excerpted fromT9: ;< 8 = >?@ 8 :B FGHIJ G?KL H OQ : R I: VR ?
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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B M M o o t t h h e e r r ' s s D D a a y y t t h h e e H H e e a a l l t t h h y y W W a a y y Mother's Day is a wonderful time to celebrate mothers andmothers-to-be. It's also a goodtime for women who want to be come pregnant to focus on a planfor a healthy future. To have ahealthy baby, you should prac tice good nutrition before, duringand after pregnancy. The DietaryGuidelines for Americans in clude recommendations that canhelp women consume adequatenutrients, limit possible toxinsand be physically active. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant: A58'*+7;':+/854/4:'1++': food high in heme-iron (such asmeats) and iron-rich plant foods*'81-8++42+',?<+-+:'(2+9such as spinach) or iron-fortifiedfoods. To help increase the ab sorption of iron from plants andiron-fortified foods, pair themwith ones high in vitamin C. A$5*+)8+'9+:.+8/915,(/8:. defects, consume 400 mcg (mi crograms) of folic acid dailyfrom fortified foods or supple ments, in addition to eating foods:.':)54:'/4,52':+52':+/9'naturally occurring form of vita min B-9, found in food, whilefolic acid is synthetically pro duced. As with most vitamins,the natural form is preferred, andbetter for absorption. It is re quired for numerous body func tions, including DNA synthesisand repair, cell division and cellgrowth. A deficiency of vitaminB-9 can lead to anemia in adults,and slower development in chil dren. A/3/:,/9.)549;36:/54:5 :=59+8+8)/9+*5+945: negatively affect the mother's ability to breastfeed successfully. A/3/:,/9.)549;36:/54:5 :=59+8
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6B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 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 NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit forthe 2014 season for ChapmanFruit Co. Call Frank Vasquez, 863781-4133. 1:9-5:29pL. DICKS INC. is now purchasingcitrus fruit for the 2013/14 seasonand beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 863-781-0384.7:8tfcFREE CLEAN FILL DIRTcan load. Call 863-781-7684. 4:10-5:8p INTERACTIVE CAREGIVING iswhat separates COMFORT KEEP ERS from other caregivers. Ourfocus is on engaging the mind,body, and safety of our clients.CNA, HHA and Homemaker Com panion positions are available inthe Hardee County area. Flexible,full-time or part-time. Learn moreabout a rewarding career enrich ing the lives of others with COM FORT KEEPERS. Apply online:ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Mostoffices independently owned and operated. 3:6tfc Help Wanted Agriculture BARTENDERS NEEDED, 863-7358887. 5:1,8cDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!Great Pay! Consistent freight,great miles on this Regional Ac count. Werner Enterprises 1-855517-2507.4:24-5:15c HOUSE FOR SALE3 BR, 1 Bath,breezeway and Florida room,some appliances, 2 car carport,large metal garage and workshoparea. .68 acre of land. $45,000OBO. In Bowling Green, contactJim Nichols, 4420 Bryan Ave., Bowling Geen.5:1,8p3 BR, 1 B, $46,000 OBO, extralarge lot, storage bldg., shadetree, 863-412-8932. Carol’s Realty. 5:1c GOATS FOR SALE, 863-773-6945. 5:1p Livestock Houses Help Wanted REWARD FOR a set of keys withpictures atttached. Lost at thenorth Winn Dixie. If found please call 863-735-0705. 5:1,8p UTILITY POLES for sale. All sizes. 863-245-8659.5:1-29pCOCA COLA Collectibles,NASCAR, Olympics, Super Bowl,Bears, etc. Call 863-245-6619. 5:1p 2001 KAWASAKI VN1500-L2Vulcan Nomad Fi, $3,375, 863-773-2478. 4:24-5:22p 2/3 MH WITH LOT. 3015 VermillionCourt, Zolfo. 863-781-5201. 4:17-5:8p Mobile Homes Miscellaneous Lost/Found 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-dhATTENTION! 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 PEAS! Center Hill Farm, 2949 Cen ter Hill Road. Black-eyes readynow. Zippers and conks comingsoon. Large sweet onions ready too. Call Paul 863-781-6900. 5:1c Produce Pets AUTO COLLISION REPAIR INSTRUCTOR Full-time faculty position to teach Auto Collision Repair and re lated courses at the Desoto Campus, starting August, 2014. Vo cational certificate (or equivalent) in Auto Body/Auto CollisionRepair required. Minimum 2 years related experience required.Competitive salary plus benefits. Application review will beginMay 22, 2014. Visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.c om for a de tailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION cl4:24,5:1c600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132 http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com HELP WANTED Police Officer The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications for fulltime police officer position. The successful applicant mus t possess current Florida certification and fulfill the hiringprerequisites as set forth by the department, which in cludes a thorough background investigation and drugscreening. The position will remain open until filled. To ob tain an application, please contact Captain Brett Dowdenor Chief John Scheel at (863) 375-2255 or you may obtainone in person at 104 E. Main St. The police department of fers competitive pay and benefits and an active, challeng ing work environment. The city of Bowling Green is a drugfree workplace and an equal opportunity employer. cl5:1,8c H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y : : Grand old home on the National HistoricRegistry. Could be a show place! Threeother homes on property. Possibly Bedand Breakfast and income producing. 5acres in a great location! Zoned R3. Only$199,000. Call now!!! P P R R O O P P E E R R T T I I E E S S F F O O R R S S A A L L E E Advantage Realty743 US 27 S. $Sebring, FL 33872Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-3861112Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US ATMark Lambert RealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: mark33862@gmail.com cl5:1c Over “$35,000,000” in sales for Hardee and Highlands County area in 2013. And 21 Realtors at your service for all of your real estate needs. ERA Real Estate offices located world wide! cl4:10-5:1p 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 (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 Commercial lot (zoned C-2) in side Wauchula City Limits.$14,000!PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acsfronts SR 64 near Popash. Greatfor homesite or agriculture.NOW $80,000!PRICE REDUCED! 20 acszoned industrial on Hwy 17.$399,000!3/2 home in Wauchula close tobusiness area w/3 sheds & abarn for your storage needs.$39,000!4BR/2BA CB home on HawaiianDr in Wauchula. $75,000!5 acs. w/mature trees in Desoto John O’Neal REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153KAREN O’NEAL........... 781-7633JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 MONICA REAS....................781-0888 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl5:1c Co. Homesite or farm. Owner fi nance. $35,000!4BR/3BA home & Hamlin groveon 20 acs. 2 pole bars, in-ground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000!89 acs fronts Peace River & in cludes cabin, barn, 3 wells, &35 ac grove. Excellent pasture& majestic live oaks w/plenty ofdeer & turkey. $735,000!1.3 ac commercial lotw/3,766SF restaurant & drive-thru has 130+ ft frontage onN&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000!9 ac grove on Main Street East,4” well, micro-jet irrigation.$60,000! H HA A R R D D E E E EC CA A R RC CO O M M P P A A N N Y YYOUR#1 CARDEALER (Across From First National Bank) 773-6667 Billy Hill OwnerMonday –Saturday 9AM–7PMSunday 1PM–6PM Come See Us For Great Deals cl5:1c W W o o a a u u y y r r P P a a y y r r O O n n a a t t M M o o d d V V h h i i c c $500 CouponMust Present At Time of Purchase HELP WANTED FINANCE/HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is takingapplications for a Finance/Human Re-sources Director. Applicants must possess adegree in Finance/Accounting. Must haveknowledge and experience in all aspects ofpayroll, purchasing and general ledger. Musthave knowledge and experience in humanresources benefits coordination. Experiencein governmental accounting and public sec tor human resources is preferred. Applicantsmust successfully complete the personnelselection process set forth by the Sheriff’s Of fice. Applications may be obtained and re turned at the Sheriff’s Office, 900 E. SummitSt., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00 p.m. May 16,2004. cl5:1,8c cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT HELP WANTED Established local agri-business needs experienced, con scientious, detail oriented person with computer knowl edge to work with customer accounts and billing.Mon-Fri, 40 hours, benefits offered. We are a drug freeworkplace. We will consider and respond to all applica tions. Send resume to Box 338 C/O Herald Advocate, P O Box 338, Wauchula, Fl 33873 Attn: Trayce 4:24,5:2c HELP WANTED Helpers for store renovation. Mustbe able to stand of long periods oftime, lift up to 45 lbs., and show upevery day. 50 people neededimmediately! Weekly pay + bene fits + 40 hrs. a week. 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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B —The Classifieds— UNITED COUNTRY Wolf Lake Re alty 4 bedrooms, 13.5 acres,barn, pond. Call Jim Watson, Bro ker Associate, 863-465-1549. 5:1-29p ULLRICH’S STORAGE UNITS,several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291.5:1cCOMPLETELY REMODELED MH,rent or lease, 3BR/2BA with fire place, in country, $750 monthly,863-773-0331, leave message. 4:24-5:1p THREE BEDROOM TWO BATHlarge yard, $800 plus Deposit, Call 863-832-1984. 4:10-5:8p *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 Rentals Real Estate FOR RENT One bedroom apart ments for women and childrenwith a courtyard in a protective en vironment. Electric is includedwith the rent. Hannah’s HouseComplex, 863-773-5717 ext. 2. 4:24-5:1c NICE, CLEAN, SMALL furnishedefficiency apartment. AC/Heat,utilities included. $500 per month.Damage deposit and referencesrequired. 863-832-0676 or 863773-9793. 5:1p3BR/1B MOBILE HOME in CharlieCreek on Hwy. 64, $600 month,$300 sec. Teresa 863-781-9084, Bill 863-781-4460. 4:24tfc EAGLE LAWNCARE. No contracts.Mowing, weedeating, tree trim ming, 863-832-3246, 863-3998967.4:24-5:22pHARDEE ROOFING, owner RichieEvans, License #CCC1326969, 863-773-0377.3:6-5:8pALCOHOLICS 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 Services Rentals 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-dhATTENTION! 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 NEED A CAREGIVER? I have ref erences, 863-773-0421. 5:1p HANNAH’S HOPE CHEST, 226West Main Street. Open 9-5, somenew and used items, includingbeautiful professional churchHammond organ, also severaldesks. We also pick up furnituredonations, 863-773-5717 ext. 4. 4:24,5:1c Yard Sales Wanted Services SATURDAY, 8-? 1121 LouisianaStreet. Help send non church kids to camp. Massive yard sale.5:1pMULTI FAMILY MOVING Sale,Thursday, Friday, 8-?. Saturday, 8-11. 1037 Magnolia Lane, Knoll wood, Wauchula. Washer, dryer,microwave, lamps, chairs, Christ mas decorations, roll-away bed,entertainment center, clothes, household.5:1pFRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 8am ?, 1206 Boyd Cowart Rd., out back. Tools, toys, collectibleglassware, cast iron heaters,model cars/trucks, going on daily,for more information call 863-2456619.5:1pSATURDAY, 8 am, 1472 MaudeRd. Wauchula. 3 families clearingout to make space. Lots of itemsincluding Aeropostale & Hollisterclothing, office desks, bikes, TVstand, dishes, even some newitems, too much to mention.Everything has to go! Sale will bein the barn so rain or shine we will be there!5:1pMULTI-FAMILY, Friday, Saturday.3307 Highway 17 North (Red Bu liding). 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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B COURTESY PHOTOS Jubilant Wildcats celebrate winning district championship. We are located at#(''),(( Formerly Dr. Giroux’s OfficeMonday – %+,! – n$!****(( "' #!Disclaimer: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refu se to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of an d within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee se rvice, examination or treatment. Kevin J. Krause, DMDNow Accepting New Patients Free Consultations Sedation Available Free Second Opinion We Will Work With Most Dental Insurance 5:1c 5:1c (( *& +" "& 773-0618 Here we are one-third of the way through this year and itfeels as though it has just begun!Those of you who are consid ered senior citizens, like myself,can remember when it seemedlike time stood still and wasgoing nowhere. Then —poof!— here we are wondering wheretime has gone! Much has happened this past week, so I will try to bring youup to date and then move aheadfor a few more days. The annual Relay For Life was held last weekend. Ourlocal American Cancer Societyalways does a great job sponsor ing this event. Cancer awarenessand cancer research have movedso much more forward since myhusband, Jack Sr., and mybrother, Irvin, both became vic tims of this dreaded disease thattakes so many forms. So manymore are survivors now thanseveral years ago! Con-gratula tions to each one of you! Last Sunday, New Hope Bap tist Church held its quarterlyworship time in song. What agreat time we had! There was atrumpet solo, a violin duet, vocalsolos and duets and solos, aswell as other featured musiciansand vocal groups praising theLord through the wonderful ec clesiastical music that He hasprovided through the years.Hymn time followed and com pleted the worship service witha closing prayer and fellowship. Yesterday (Wednesday), Den nis and Kay Crews and Micahand Sylvia Hendrickson cele brated their wedding an-niver saries. Congratulations to bothcouples. Birthday greetings this week are sent to Candace Bozeman,Tim Chaney, Brian Larimer Jr.,Barbara Bailey, Pauline Hen-drickson and Wilbur Robertson.May each of you have the bestbirthday and the best year thatlies ahead. As time is getting close for the next mission trip to Nica-ragua,those participating will be hold ing a yard sale at the recreationcenter on the New Hope church grounds, just off State Road 64out of Zolfo Springs, this Fridayand Sat-urday. The funds fromthe sale will provide much-needed supplies, to be taken orpurchased there, to aid the fam ilies and churches in the areasurrounding Grenada. On our prayer list are those with immediate needs, otherneeds, unspoken needs and ourmilitary, as well as those servingour nation at the federal, stateand local levels. Each one of ususually has a list that sometimeslooks like our Christmas wishlist. Let us remember that Godknows our needs before we ask,and that He will answer “yes,”“no” or “wait awhile.” “For Iknow the plans I have for you,”says the Lord. “They are plansfor good and not for disaster, togive you a future and a hope,”Jeremiah 29:11. My family stands in the need of prayer this week, as do somany others. I always tell thoseof my family to try to find 10blessings they have receivedeach day. Some days becomeharder than others, but if a per son really looks, they will findblessings beyond counting. As we think of prayer, today (Thursday) is recognized acrossour nation as a National Day ofPrayer. Heritage Park on MainStreet in Wauchula will be thelocation of our prayer and dedi cation ceremony at noon. Hopeto see you there. As I close for this time, I am remembering my son, SamuelJeremiah, who died in a vehicu lar accident five years ago onMay 3. I miss him, but I knowGod used my child’s death forHis Glory. I am thankful that histwo friends, Misael Gomez andQuintin Blundell, who werewith Sam that morning, havegone on with their lives and arestill considered my dear friends. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow ofdeath, I will fear no evil. ForThou art with me; Thy rod andThy staff, they comfort me,”Psalm23:4.

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12B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, French Toast, Turkey Sausage,Graham Crackers, StrawberryPoptart, Apple Slices, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Spaghetti w/MeatSauce, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, GreenBeans, Fruit Cup, Condimentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Mac & Cheese, PepperoniPizza, Vegetables, Celery Sticksw/Dip, Salsa, Lemon & BlueRaspberry Frozen Treat, Condi ments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Brown Sugar Cin namon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Cup,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken w WGR Roll, Turkey Tacos, YogurtParfait w/ Fruit, Garden Salad,Salsa, Black Beans, Fruit Cock tail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS What’s For Lunch? Grape Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w Spinach & Breadstick,Hamburger on WGR Bun,Turkey Pot Roast, CucumberSlices w/ Dip, Steamed Broccoli,Apples, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Professional Day, No School MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, French Toast, Turkey Sausage,Graham Crackers, StrawberryPoptart, Apple Slices, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Spaghetti w/MeatSauce, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, GreenBeans, Fruit Cup, Condimentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Buttery Toast, YogurtParfait w/Fruit, Apple Juice,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, Deli Combo Sub, PepperoniPizza, Vegetables, Celery Sticksw/Dip, Salsa, Lemon & BlueRaspberry Frozen Treat, Condi ments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Brown Sugar Cin JUNIOR HIGH namon Poptart, Golden Gra hams, Super Donut, GrahamCrackers, Strawberry Cup,Condiments and Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken w WGR Roll, Turkey Tacos, YogurtParfait w/ Fruit, Garden Salad,Salsa, Black Beans, Fruit Cock tail, Condiments and Milk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Buttery Toast,Grape Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Grilled Chicken Chef Salad w Spinach & Breadstick,Hamburger on WGR Bun,Turkey Pot Roast, CucumberSlices w/ Dip, Steamed Broccoli,Apples, Condiments and Milk FRIDAY Professional Day, No School MONDAY Breakfast: Apple Jacks, French Toast, Turkey Sausage,Strawberry Poptart, AppleSlices, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, PB Jamwich, Tuna Salad w/ BreadBowl, Wowbutter & Jelly Sand wich, Garden Salad, GreenBeans, Fruit Cup, Condimentsand Milk TUESDAY Breakfast: Trix, Chicken & Biscuit, Yogurt Parfait w/Fruit,Apple Juice, Condiments andMilk Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito, SENIOR HIGH Taco Salad w/ Tortilla Chips,Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Pep peroni Pizza, Vegetables, CelerySticks w/Dip, Salsa, Lemon &Blue Raspberry Frozen Treat,Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit, Condi ments and Milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart,Golden Grahams, Super Donut,Fruit Cup, Condiments and Milk Lunch: Breaded Chicken, Cheese, & Spinach Chef Saladw/ Breadstick, Cheeseburger onWGR Bun, Oven Fried Chickenw/ WGR Roll, Turkey Tacos,Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad,Salsa, Black Beans, Fruit Cock tail, Orange, Condiments andMilk THURSDAY Breakfast: Frosted Flakes, Sausage Biscuit, Yogurt Parfaitw/ Fruit, Orange Juice, Condi ments and Milk Lunch: Baked Chicken Sand wich, Cheeseburger on WGRBun, Grilled Chicken Chef Saladw/ Spinach & Breadstick, ChefSalad w/ Turkey, Spinach, &Roll, Hamburger on WGR Bun,Turkey Pot Roast, CucumberSlices & Dip, Steamed Broccoli,Apples, Fruit Punch, Condi ments and Milk FRIDAY Professional Day, No School Individual menus are subject tochange. # ,.' )" 12 /!%/' 2 (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aaron’s Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) DELIVERYSERVICEAVAILABLE Monday-Friday *6=896D ./," 1 9:00 am to 1:00pm5:1c We are very excited to introduce QR Codes on our label s and receipts as a new service to our patients. The code is prescription specific and will link you to information about your personal medication. In ad dition you will be able to enroll yourself to receive fr ee reminder calls, emails or text messages when it’s time to take your medicat ions or set up reminders for when it’s time to refill your prescript ions. This is a free service from Heartland Pharmacy for all of our patients. Using a smart-phone app try scanning the sample QR Code below for a demon stration. Note: If you do not have a smart-phone, contact the pharmac y to learn if you might be able to access this information in some other way. HeartlandPharmacy 3#+/.*/,&).**/,-#,0&!#4 In Other Action The Hardee County SchoolBoard also approved the follow ing items during its meeting lastThursday. There were severalpresentations, followed by the10-minute regular meeting.Board member Jan Platt was ab sent. reviewed and applauded the Take Stock in children achievers,which included five junior highstudents and 10th grader JoselynThompson who received a spe cial Ronald McDonald scholar ship. D<*@*?2-.8*7-<52-.<87 several high school students par ticipating in STEM scholarshipworkshops and activities. Sincethe three-year grant for it is end ing, an Alpha Beta Pi club willcontinue such activities, includ ing mentoring junior high stu dents, on a limited basis. D5.*;7.-=1*=77&,8==@2/. of the Florida governor, visitingHilltop Elementary School onTuesday and read to students. D*99;8?.-*6.7-6.7=<>9 grades to chapters three and fourof the School Board Policy Man ual. On a question of substitutesperforming the same duties asthe teachers they replace, it wasclarified that preschool dutyteachers generally cover for oneanother in planned absences. Ad justments will also be made tothe wording about the sick leavebank. D*99;8?.-=1.58@+2-8/ $82,393 of E.O. Koch Construc tion for renovations to the Wild cat Stadium press box, for workwhich will begin after the May23 Spring football game. Thebalance of the Mosaic Founda tion grant and matching monieswill be used for track renovationsto be completed before the fall. D,1*70.-=1.>7.n8*;meeting to June 10 because ofthe annual summer conferenceJune 11-13. D-2<,><<.-=1.7.0*=2?../ fects on FCAT testing because of problems with the state comput ers.The balance of the items were onthe consent agenda, which wasapproved on a single vote of thefour members present. They in cluded: D*n27,;.*<.27=1. Alternative Behavioral ConceptsInc. contract on interventions forstudents with disabilities. D*99;8?.-*!*Bn$.*,. River cleanup in cooperationwith Mosaic, with 15 studentsand 15 Mosaic employees work ing to remove litter from theriver. D*99;8?.-=1.><.8/=1. 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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, May 1, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcats sealed the District 11 championship bybuilding on the four-run leadthey took in the third inning. The Cats went on to win 9-4 against district rival Lemon Bayin a Friday night battle ofhomers. Wildcat junior CodySpencer blasted a three-RBI oneto get Hardee on top in the thirdinning and senior Brandon Cut ting countered with a pair ofhomers in the fourth and seventhinnings for Lemon Bay. With the win, Hardee earned the right to host the first roundof regional playoffs on Wednes-day evening, taking on CapeCoral, which lost to Mariner intheir District 12 championshipgame. A win Wednesday night would have Hardee hosting theMay 6 regional semi-final roundagainst the winner of theMariner-Lemon Bay game. Awin there could propel Hardeeinto the Region 3 final on May13 against the district 9-10 semi-final winner. Hardee celebrated its 22 vic tory for 2014. Carrying the bestrecord (22-4) in his 16-year ca reer, Head Coach Steve Rewiswas, of course, elated. “It’s awe some. It couldn’t happen to agreater group of kids, many ofwhom have been together allfour years,” said the rather wetRewis, who had been the victimof the traditional water jugdowsing after the district trophypresentation. Rewis said the last district championship was in 1991. Hepredicted a battle Wednesday infacing Cape Coral, “a teamwhich has been highly ranked allseason, but was just upset in thedistrict finals.” Getting back to the Wildcat win, Rewis said, “Neither teamhurt itself defensively. We justswung the bats better and gotmeaningful hits. Getting a four-run lead really took the pressureoff and made it easier to play.Kris (Johnson) picked up hisninth win. He is the Florida Ath letic Coaches Assocation(FACA) Player of the year,”summed up Rewis. Asked about his 9-0 record, Johnson gave credit to his team mates and the 13 hits they had.“We were really swinging thebats,” said the stellar senior. Hardee 9, Lemon Bay 4 The Manta Rays, or just Rays as their shirts say, came in witha 12-12 (4-2) record, getting intothe district championship gamewith an 11-6 win over Sebring.Leadoff batter, freshman ShaneShifflet singled to left field, butwas stranded when Johnsonstruck out Jaryd Clay and RyanConroy and got Cutting to fly tocenter field. Hardee got into the district playoffs with a 21-4 (5-1)record, beating DeSoto 5-3 inthe district semi-finals. TheCats faced junior ace Alec Big ness and went down on a pair ofstrikeouts and a ground-out inthe top of the first. A Ray’s pop-up to the short stop was followed by a TreyFields single to deep short ,which he beat to start inningtwo. Bigness flied to short rightfield and it was handled by sec ond baseman Hayden Lindsey.Fields was cut down by catcherKramer Royal on an attemptedsteal. Lindsey opened the home half of the second with a hit to the left field fence and pulled upwith a double. Luke Palmerdrew a walk and both runnersadvanced on a bunt sacrifice byDavid “Chevy” Dolcater. A walkby Tyler Hewett loaded thebases and a double play off thebat of Wyatt Maddox ended theHardee effort with two left. Senior Ben Breedveld smacked a shot to short centerfield and Wildcat senior DustinGoodwyn came racing in andslid under it for the catch. John son struck out Cole Nelson andShifflet flied to left, with Hewetthandling the catch. The Wildcats had a big third inning. Jake Bolin hit a hard shotover the outstretched leftfielder’s glove for a double toget it going. Johnson sent onedown the third-base line to putrunners on the corners. Royal hitone to left field to score Bolinand put runners at first and sec ond for the homer Spencer hitover the left field fence., makingit a 4-0 game. Lindsey lined outto the shortstop, Palmer struckout and Decater singled to rightfield before a Hewett hit to leftwas caught for the third out. In the top of the fourth, Clay was grazed by a pitch. With onedown, Cutting took a 1-0 pitchover the center field fence tomake it a 4-2 game. Zack Pellio cotti was out 2-3 on a droppedthird strike and Fields flied toleft. Hardee quickly regrouped and put up a three-spot to take a 7-2lead in the home half of thefourth. Designated player Mad-dox started drew a walk and sen ior classmate Armonda Al-amiawent in to pinch run. A Bolinbunt sacrifice put Alamia at sec ond and he went to third on aJohnson hit to right field. With runners on the corners, Royal dropped a shot in a vacantspot in right field to scoreAlamia. Johnson went to thirdand Royal went to second on theoverthrow. A Spencer fly to leftfield brought Johnson home.Lindsey drew a walk and Palmerdropped one between the leftfielder and diving shortstop toscore Royal before a fly-outended the effort. The 7-2 game held until the bottom of the sixth. Lemon Baywas three up, three down in thefifth and sixth and Hardee leftthe bases loaded with pinch run ner Seth McGee, Bolin andRoyal in the fifth. In the sixth, Hardee added a pair of insurance scores. Lind-sey singled to left field andPalmer doubled to deep left cen ter to put runners at second andthird. Dolcater added a singledto left to score Lindsey and putPalmer at third. Palmer scoredon a passed ball. Luke Winter was safe on a deep hit to short which was bob bled. He and Dolcater advancedon a McGee fly. Bolin was safewhen his shot went off the sec ond baseman’s leg. Hardee leftthe bases loaded when a pop-upended the inning. Lemon Bay wouldn’t quit. In the top of the seventh, Cuttingled off with a solo homer. Chris tian Kunkle was hit by a pitch.Fields singled to left. A highbounce on a Bigness hit to theshortstop scored Kunkle and lefttwo aboard. A bobbled Breed veld hit to third loaded the bases.Nelson struck out. When Nelson grounded to third, Dolcater quickly stepped on thebase and threw home for thedouble play to end the game andthe Wildcats began to celebrate. Wildcats District Champions PHOTO BY ROBERT EHRENKAUFER The Wildcat baseball team gathers at home plate in the third inning to celebrate the three-RBI homer of junior Cody Spencer (22) as he arrives at home plate. Kris Johnson (12) and Kramer Roy al (8) crossed home plate before Spencer. The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage r0&2#61!&1)#)#-&,+# nrr www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com All services are free of charge. 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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. 375-4000 Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:40 a.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 908 Martin Luther King Ave 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, May 1, 2014 The sure way to miss suc cess is to miss the opportuni ty, and every problem is anopportunity. 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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C As long as there is breath, there is odor. Yes, the good doctor had two sons. You could tell his favorite by his name. Their names were Adnoid and Hemorrhoid. I like to say there are two sides to every story. That is why they need to judge in the middle. It never took a brain to wag a tongue. By chance do you remember those poetic words spoken by the poet of all times, a one William Shakespeare, when he said parting is such sweet sorrow. But the way I see it, it depends on who is doing the leaving. Now take my mother-in-law Harpoon for in stance. If she is the one doing the leaving, it would be very sweet for my part, and the sorrow would be that she had not left sooner. Stress is the bridegroom to a heart attack and a stroke. In school I was kicked off the football team when they found out I was older than the coach. Why did the dumb shark break up with the beautiful mer maid? Because he said he could not trust her anymore, because he smelled something fishy. For the mermaids part, she said she did not care that they had broken up because, as she put it, she heard he was a loan shark anyway. I have always wondered why everybody thinks that I al ways have to smile for them to take a pretty picture of me. It just dont make sense, now does it? Have you every noticed that the one who lets the cat out of the bag, almost without fail, it is never his cat that he has released. And if the truth be known, he most likely has let quite a few cats out of the bag before. What I like about the law is they will go that extra mile for you. My I remind you I have not always been a successful flop. You are about as slick as a funeral home pickpocket. The problem with a quick decision is it can leave a lot to be worked out later. What could I say concerneing my relationship with my grandkids? I would have to say it is the most fun I have ever had being used. Concerning law and order, law with no order is no law at all. What I ask is a tender heart? It is one that has been beaten, pulverized and stomped into submission by some brute who never quite understood the dynamics of a do-gooder. The other night my little Sugar Possum told me she was having a severe pain in her neck area and what kind of a doctor should she get to check her excrutiating pain? I said Sugar Possum, like myself and you too and realizing our late age, perhaps you should seek out an archeologist before he seeks out both of us. Severe pain is non-negotiable. Truman A. Thomas, 77, is an Avon Park resident with many friends and associates in Hardee County. He is the father of Sherry White of Wauchula, and is a retired salesman and former radio disc jockey whose morning show topped the Nielsen Ratings. A self-described little boy captive in an old mans body, he can be reached at 4533589 or by writing 1098 Memorial Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. Jokes & PhilosophiesWith A Little Dab Of Common SenseBy Truman A. Thomas Stop by and see why so many from Hardee County buy from me. Gene DavisSales Manager 1031 U.S. Highway 17 N. Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 781-1947 www. 5:1c By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-AdvocatePast the halfway mark in the 2014 Mens Church Softball League season, its about as close a race as anyone could want. At the end of last week, Apos tolic Lighthouse had a slim lead at 6-2, with Bowling Green Bap tist and Real Life Ministries actually statistically higher, each at 5-2, and San Alfonso Chapel at 5-3. Behind them are First Christian Church, Floridas First Assem-bly and St. Michael Catholic. The teams were able to get all the games in last week without interference from the weather. On Field 3 on April 22, Real Life ran past St. Michael 21-2. Ches Graham and Lewis Mar tin each scored three times for Real Life, with Jason Johnson, Ram Briones, Shawn Palma, Zach Deuberry and Todd Rogers adding twin scores. Kyle and Lee were the only St. Michaels batters to get all the way home. On Field 4, in the early game, First Christian won 18-3 over First Assembly. Travis McClenithan and Eric Malloy were triple-tally batters for First Christian. Yogy Lozano, Taylor and David scored for First Assembly. In the Field 4 nightcap, Apos tolic outlasted San Al-fonso 2220. Kyle Long circled the bases five times for Apostolic. Robert Martinez added four runs. Je remy Mendoza crossed home plate four times for San Alfonso. Brent Gilliard and pickup player Sammy Cisneros each added three scores. Last Thursday, St. Michael upset Apostolic 31-21 in the only Field 3 game. Sammy Cisneros put five runs on the board for St. Michael. Jesus Lucho An-selmo and Tequila each added four scores. Ruben Naranjo came home four times for Apostolic, while Jesse Reyes and Long added three runs apiece. Meanwhile, on Field 4, in the 6:45 p.m. game, First Christian upended Bowling Green 20-12. Eddie Hernandez and Randy Benton were each three-score batters for First Christian, while Mikey Retana, Joe Adams, Josh and Cole Choate had two runs apiece for Bowling Green. In the 8:15 game on Field 4, San Alfonso downed First As sembly 22-7. Leadoff batter Raul Garcia circled the bases four times for San Alfonso, with Dale Roberts, Pierre Lazarre, Ralph Arace and Keith Choate adding three runs apiece. Jeremy A. was the only twin-tally hitter for First Assem bly, with five other players getting a run apiece. Church League Tightens Racec HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONRegistration for Kindergarten students will begin according to the schedule below. Students can also be registered throughout the day beginning Friday, May 9, 2014. Bowling Green Elementary School May 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Hilltop Elementary School May 5, 2014 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. North Wauchula Elementary School May 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Wauchula Elementary School May 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary School May 8 2014 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. Parents are required to bring the following documents: An original birth certificate Current physical Shot record Students who have not met the above requirements will not be permitted to enter school in the fall. According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted to enter first grade unless he/she has completed an approved public or private kindergarten program. Escuelas de Condado de Hardee Registro de KinderRegistro para estudiantes de Kinder comenzar con la fecha que aparece a continuacin. Los estudiantes tambin pueden ser registrados durante todo el da comenzando el Viernes, 9, de mayo de 2014.Bowling Green Elementary School 8 de mayo de 2014 5:30 p.m. 6:30p.m. Hilltop Elementary School 5 de mayo de 2014 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. North Wauchula Elementary School 8 de mayo de 2014 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Wauchula Elementary School 8 de mayo de 2014 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary School 8 de mayo de 2014 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.Los estudiantes de Kinder deben tener cinco aos de edad en o antes del 1 de sep tiembre de 2014. Los padres deben llevar los documentos siguientes: un certificado de nacimiento original fisico corriente registro de vacunas No se permitir a los estudiantes que no han cumplido los requisitos anteriores a entrar a la escuela en el otoo. Segn en acuerdo con la ley de Florida, no se permitir ningn estudiante para entrar en primer grado a menos que ha completado un programa aprobado de Kinder pblicos o privados.4:17-5:8c Florida Crop Update Week Ending: April 27, 2014 Dry Week Welcomed by Panhandle Farmers Weather Summary: According to Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN), the State received very little rain this past week. The most rain was received in Jay (Santa Rosa County) at 0.04 of an inch. Maximum temperatures ranged from 76 to 93 de grees. The lowest temperatures in the State ranged from 32 degrees in Citra (Marion County) to 64 degrees in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County). Field Crop: Field corn, peanuts, and cotton were being planted in Jackson and Walton counties. Some fields are still saturated and farmers are hoping to start planting this week. Farmers in north Florida, Dixie County, continued planting field corn and peanuts. Fruit and Vegetables: Watermelon planting was finished in Dixie County while in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties watermelon harvest increased. Bradford County farmers continued to harvest strawberries. Crops being planted in MiamiDade County were boniato, malanga, okra, and Asian vegetables. Miami-Dade County farmers were harvesting boniato, Chinese veg etables, eggplant, green beans, yellow squash, malanga, okra, toma toes, and zucchini. Vegetables and fruits coming to market in the southwest were beets, blueberries, cantaloupe, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, lettuce, peppers, snap beans, squash, tomatoes, wa termelons, and specialty items. Citrus: Only two stations in the citrus region received rainfall this past week. Apopka (Orange County) and Pierson (Volusia County) both received 0.02 inches. Daytime temperatures were warm, reaching the upper 80s to lower 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated April 15, 2014, no drought exists within the citrus growing area. Due to the heat, greening, and chemical spraying, some defoliation has been observed in trees in the southern counties. The bloom is over and small pea size fruit is apparent in most areas. Some growers are re porting a good fruit set for next seasons crop. Owners are pushing dead or declining blocks and replanting in several areas across the citrus region. Hedging and topping has been steady and many growers have completed or are finishing up for this time of year. Processing plants are primarily running Valencia or anges with a few running grapefruit. Several packinghouses have finished for the season; some have transitioned to gift fruit packing only. Livestock and Pastures: Pastures remain wet in the Panhandle for another week. Orange and Seminole county farmers were still feeding hay which is unusual for this time of year. Pasco County harvested early Bermuda grass hay. The cattle condition for the State was primarily good but the pasture condition was mostly fair.

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4C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My golden retriever mix, "Benny," seems to be drinking a lot more water lately. Every time we're near a water dish or a running tap he is lapping water like crazy. This doesn't seem normal, even though the weather is now much warmer. What could be wrong? Lane Y., Columbia, Md. DEAR LANE: While it could just be excess thirst due to the hot weather, anytime you feel something is not right with your pet, you should act on that feeling. I recommend taking Benny in to see the veterinarian as soon as possible. A number of health issues can cause excessive water drinking among dogs and cats. I'm not going to speculate about Benny's health, because he could be just fine. Diseases like diabetes can make pets thirsty, as can emer gencies like bloat (which can occur in dogs that eat too much at once, and must be dealt with immediately by a veterinarian). A number of other conditions can cause excessive thirst, too. The vet will check for any immediate causes of concern, and may do blood tests to determine if anything systemic is going on. If Benny seems OK, he will tell you to keep monitoring his water intake. You may want to keep a journal carry around a small notebook or use your smartphone's note-taking app to jot down the time and place that Benny takes a drink and how long he drinks. You also might want to note any changes in Benny's coat, his behavior (overly excited or lethargic), or even if everything seems normal. If Benny's excessive drinking continues or worsens, his overall condition worsens or if you still just don't feel right about how things are going, contact the vet again to continue testing and monitoring him. Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: D D e e d d i i c c a a t t i i o o n n o o f f t t h h e e c c o o m m p p l l e e t t i i o o n n o o f f P P h h a a s s e e 1 1 T T e e r r r r a a C C e e i i a a E E c c o o s s y y s s t t e e m m R R e e s s t t o o r r a a t t i i o o n n P P r r o o j j e e c c t t i i n n M M a a n n a a t t e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y . A A l l l l a a c c t t i i v v i i t t i i e e s s w w i i l l l l t t a a k k e e p p l l a a c c e e o o u u t t s s i i d d e e . A A g g u u i i d d e e d d t t o o u u r r w w i i l l l l b b e e a a v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e i i m m m m e e d d i i a a t t e e l l y y f f o o l l l l o o w w i i n n g g t t h h e e d d e e d d i i c c a a t t i i o o n n . O O n n e e o o r r m m o o r r e e G G o o v v e e r r n n i i n n g g B B o o a a r r d d m m e e m m b b e e r r s s m m a a y y a a t t t t e e n n d d . DATE/TIME: Monday, May 12, 2014; 10:30 a.m. PLACE: 302 Terra Ceia Rd., Terra Ceia, FL 34221 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 ADACoordi-nator@swfwmd.state.fl.us For more information, you may contact: tara.poulton@watermatters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x6530 (Ad Order EXE0321) 5:1c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: J J o o i i n n t t I I n n d d u u s s t t r r i i a a l l a a n n d d P P u u b b l l i i c c S S u u p p p p l l y y A A d d v v i i s s o o r r y y C C o o m m m m i i t t t t e e e e t t o o u u r r o o f f T T a a m m p p a a B B a a y y W W a a t t e e r r s s D D e e s s a a l l i i n n a a t t i i o o n n P P l l a a n n t t . O O n n e e o o r r m m o o r r e e G G o o v v e e r r n n i i n n g g B B o o a a r r d d m m e e m m b b e e r r s s m m a a y y a a t t t t e e n n d d . DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 13, 2014; 1:30 p.m. PLACE: Tampa Bay Water Desali nation Plant, 13041 Wyandotte Rd., Gibsonton, FL 33534 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 ADACoordi-nator@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 EXE0322) 5:1c 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.: 86 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 04-33-25-0000-07820-0000 Description of Property: .40 AC COM SW COR OF N1/2 OF NW1/4 OF SE1/4 RUN S 89 DEG 58M 50S E 180 FT N 00 DEG 00M 00S E 126.25 FT N 90 DEG 80M 00S E 150 FT FOR POB RUN S 81 DEG 41M 08S E 135.75 FT N 01 DEG 41M 195 E 142.63 FT MOL (121.52 FT DEED) S 85 DEG 17 M 09S W 139.01 FT MOL (118.92 FT DEED) S 00 DEG 00M 21S E 111.51 FT TO POB 04 33S 25E 552P117 P/A-569P825 569P826 572P849 614P1354(RMDR) P/A-646 P474 DC-(DK)699P583 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: LUNA K. PRESTWOOD 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 21STday of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 7THday of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD066XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5124:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PNC C/O TC TAMPA 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was as sessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 505 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 30-33-25-0100-00001-0001 Description of Property: LOT 1 JOHNSON ESTATES PB74P1 564P855 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: LEE M. JOHNS AND CAROL M. JOHNS 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 28THday of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14thday of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD070XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5124:24-5:15c 2014 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 May 01st at 8:30 a.m. and 15th at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session 05/09/14 at 8:30 a.m. ****PLEASE NOTE BOARDROOM UNDER RENOVATIONS-MAY 1st MEETING TO BE HELD IN SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF May th Utilities Conf. Room Commerce Park PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF May 01st 230 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE 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 May 12th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF May 15th (Special Meeting) HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF May 20th at 5:30 p.m. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 5:1nc 5/1/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:01 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 14 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:39 AM Set: 10:26 PM Overhead: 3:33 PM Underfoot: 3:08 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 6% percent waxing 6% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:08 AM 5:08 AM 3:33 PM 5:33 PM Minor Times 8:39 AM 9:39 AM 10:26 PM-11:26 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -45/2/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:01 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 14 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:28 AM Set: 11:17 PM Overhead: 4:24 PM Underfoot: 3:59 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 12% per cent waxing 12% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:59 AM 5:59 AM 4:24 PM 6:24 PM Minor Times 9:28 AM -10:28 AM 11:17 PM-12:17 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/3/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:46 AM Set: 8:02 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 16 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:18 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:13 PM Underfoot: 4:48 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 19% per cent waxing 19% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:48 AM 6:48 AM 5:13 PM 7:13 PM Minor Times --:---:-10:18 AM-11:18 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/4/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:45 AM Set: 8:02 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 17 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:10 AM Set: 12:03 AM Overhead: 6:01 PM Underfoot: 5:37 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 27% per cent waxing 27% Waxing Crescent Major Times 5:37 AM 7:37 AM 6:01 PM 8:01 PM Minor Times 12:03 AM -1:03 AM 11:10 AM-12:10 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/5/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:44 AM Set: 8:03 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 19 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:01 PM Set: 12:47 AM Overhead: 6:47 PM Underfoot: 6:24 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 36% per cent waxing 36% Waxing Crescent Major Times 6:24 AM 8:24 AM 6:47 PM 8:47 PM Minor Times 12:47 AM -1:47 AM 12:01 PM 1:01 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/6/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:44 AM Set: 8:03 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 19 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:53 PM Set: 1:27 AM Overhead: 7:31 PM Underfoot: 7:09 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% per cent first 50% First Quarter Major Times 7:09 AM 9:09 AM 7:31 PM 9:31 PM Minor Times 1:27 AM 2:27 AM 12:53 PM 1:53 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/7/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:43 AM Set: 8:04 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 21 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:44 PM Set: 2:04 AM Overhead: 8:15 PM Underfoot: 7:53 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 55% per cent waxing 55% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 7:53 AM 9:53 AM 8:15 PM 10:15 PM Minor Times 2:04 AM 3:04 AM 1:44 PM 2:44 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/8/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:42 AM Set: 8:05 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 23 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:35 PM Set: 2:40 AM Overhead: 8:58 PM Underfoot: 8:37 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 64% per cent waxing 64% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 8:37 AM -10:37 AM 8:58 PM 10:58 PM Minor Times 2:40 AM 3:40 AM 2:35 PM 3:35 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar Forecast HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular morning meeting at its rescheduled location, the Hardee County School Board meeting room, 230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, today (Thursday) at 8:30 a.m. The meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hardeeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at that link anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items discussed during the meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public hearings. Proclamations of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day May 9 and National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day May 7, 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Waiver of Open Container Rule for Cielito Lindo for Mothers Day Celebration, 8:50 a.m. Cattle grazing lease in exchange for parking access, 9 a.m. Department of Transportation agreement on signal mainte nance, 9:15 a.m. Fertilizer plants land development code interpretation, 9:30 a.m. Determine if cause exists to remove Horst Witchonke from the IDA, 10 a.m. This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish to plan to attend. On The Agenda Dear Editor: I just want to bring to the at tention of your readers that in the April 3rd 2014 edition of The Herald-Advocate, buried in conspicuously in the final pages of the C section, was a notice from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. This notice announces the receipt of an application from Mosaic Com-pany to mine almost 19,000 acres in Hardee County, known as The Ona Mine. It will extend current mining activities from the former holdings of CF Industries (Hardee County complex) south of Fort Green all the way to State Road 64 and beyond As the notice says: Wetlands and other sur face waters proposed to be im pacted are associated with Horse Creek, West Fork of Horse Creek, Brushy Creek, Oak Creek and Hickory Creek, Trou blesome Creek and the Myakka River. Mining activities are sched uled to continue for 40 years or more. The mine plan includes a beneficiation (separation) plant to be built west of Ona and more than 5,000 acres of clay waste disposal on the mine site itself, plus an additional 2,000 acres of waste disposal in existing CSAs. The notice fails to mention that concerned parties are al lowed 15 days to prepare comments and objections on the application (a document of more than 1,000 pages) or that there is a copy of the application avail able on FDEP website. Here is a link for those readers who wish to see what lays in store: ftp://ftp.dep.state.fl.us/pub/out going/Mining%20&%20Mitigation%20Program/Mosaic%20O na%20Mine/ This is essentially the same mine that was proposed 12 years ago when the Hardee County Board of Commission-ers still had a little backbone and was re sisting the prospect of the wholesale destruction of so much native land and vital water resources, not to mention the disposal of chemical agents and petroleum products products (known as reagents) into the environment and water table... In my files I recently found an old 2003 clipping from The Her ald-Advocate. It says: Preliminary discussions of amending the countys mining ordinance show County commissioners fa voring a no clay policy. Mr. Bill Lambert, then chairman, is quoted as saying. When you weigh the effects of clay to the economic benefit of it, its highly questionable. Plus there are reagents which are possibly (sic) toxic. (There is no doubt about the toxicity of fuel oil, kerosene and radioactive iso topes) This is highly compro mising of Hardee Countys future. Its difficult to get the public and the press to under stand that. This is not like red Georgia clay. This is dragon dump. Its nasty stuff. The article goes on to say that mining staff wanted direction on 1) clay/reagents; 2) financial responsibility; 3) public health, safety nd welfare radiation; and 4) reclamation success cri teria. And, Before the next hour was over, all five commissioners had expressed concerns with the volume of clay settling ponds from mining operations in Hardee county and nearby areas. So, what has happened in Hardee County over the past decade? Is our current county commission concerned about the highly controversial and in deed dangerous aspects of phos phate strip mining on the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, or about the destruction of vast areas of the county that can never be returned to their former state of diversity and agricul tural productivity? Or are they completely dazzled by the bar rage of newspaper and other media ads that Mosaic produces which assure us of their con cerns and promises about our natural resources. To inform yourselves of the negative impacts of phosphate mining on west central Florida, visit our website at www.pro tectpeaceriver. You can link to our email and receive updated information of phosphate min ing developments and determine for yourself how this will affect your future in Hardee County. Dennis Mader Executive Director People for Protecting Peace River, Inc. (3PR) Letter To The Editor Proposed Ona Mine Would Create Lots of Clay Waste

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6C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Dear Editor: Public opinions polls show that local government is most trusted by citizens because it is closest to the people, where in dividuals have an opportunity to shape policy that impacts their daily lives. Instead of trashing local government, we should treasure its commitment to public engagement and the public good. The U.S. Senate doesn't pause its floor debates for public commentary. Neither do the Florida House or Senate. Those demo cratic institutions do their work and leave the public comment to committee meetings, news chan nels, talk radio and coffee shops. In contrast, local governments across Florida readily provide citizens with an opportunity to share their perspective on a wide range of issues. We saw that at work here in Tallahassee as citizens added ideas to help make the Cascades Park project better. Unfortunately, as we have seen in the Tallahassee City Commission chambers, too often the time set aside for con structive public comment about agenda items degenerates into a destructive forum, with a few perpetually dissatisfied individuals launching off-topic per sonal attacks and spreading rumors about elected officials. Criticizing leaders is as old as our republic. But as former U.S. House Speaker Sam Rayburn from Texas famously noted, Any jackass can kick a barn down. It takes a real carpenter to build one. Instead of adding ideas to build up our communities, some habitually misuse the public comment opportunity to tear down their cities and their elected leaders. No one thinks twice if the Speaker of the House turns off a representatives microphone during debate if the member strays from the subject at hand. The same goes for the presiding officer in any government pro ceeding. Yes, the First Amendment does protect free speech, including speech some may find objectionable. But free speech must be responsible speech; there are limits to what a person can say. You cant go on the radio and say anything you want on the publically owned airwaves. The 7-second delay exists for just this reason. What often happens if a caller to a talk radio show begins abusing his opportunity to speak? The host or producer hangs up the phone and moves on to the next caller. Free speech doesnt include the privilege to say or publish things you know are false about another person. Thats why newspapers traditionally among the strongest defenders of the First Amendment have rules readers must follow in order to use their pages or website to access the public. Still, it seems these days that anyone can say just about any thing about an elected official. The new policy at Tallahassee City Hall does not stop that. Tallahassee isnt alone. Cities across the state are facing this issue and are taking steps to maintain decorum without sti fling citizen feedback. This is not a discussion about limiting criticism. This is about some who want to turn their few minutes at the bully pulpit into bullying-style personal attacks on elected leaders, when these meeting are supposed to be about conducting the business of city government. It surely is out of order to allow an audience to yell, boo or make personal attacks when a citizen or an elected official is trying to speak. Under Roberts Rules of Order, remarks must be courteous in language and de portment avoid all personali ties, never allude to others by name or to motives. Using this rule as a guide, it is proper for the city to take reasonable steps to ensure that its meetings are conducted properly. For too long, the discussion of important public issues has often resembled a free-for-all hosted by World Wrestling Entertain ment instead of a dialogue to benefit the taxpayers of our communities. Its time someone took a positive step forward to improve our discourse, prevent the hijacking of meetings to promote personal vendettas, and ensure that our leaders are tackling the public business in front of them. Mike Sittig, Executive Director Florida League of Cities Tallahassee Letter To The Editor Conduct City Business With Order, Civility _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000348 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. JACKIE L. DEAN; JIMMY O. DEAN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME 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; RALPH HENRY PFLUGH; MONICA JEAN PFLUGH Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 31, 2014, entered in Civil Case no. 25-2010-CA-000348 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 7 day of May, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd Floor Hallway, outside Room 202 of the Hardee County Court house, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, in accor dance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SUNSET HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORD ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1984 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN CM36016600A AND CM36016600B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, ot the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Admin istrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 5344686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at WAUCHULA, Florida this 7th day of April, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERK Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk4:24,5:1,c_______________________________ BLOOD ORANGE MI MOSAS What goes best with brunch? Cocktails, of course! This festive and fruity drink calls for blood orange juice and Prosecco. Add a slice of fresh blood orange to the rim to sweeten up the presentation. 2 cups fresh blood orange juice, well-chilled 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine, well-chilled Fresh blood orange slices for garnish 1. Into each of 8 champagne flutes or tall juice glasses, pour 1/4 cup juice. Top off each glass with some Prosecco and, if you like, attach a slice of blood or ange to rim of each glass. Serves 8. calories, 1g protein. 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 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 252014CP000010 IN RE: the Estate of ELAINE C. TERRELL, Deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (TESTATE) The administration of the estate of ELAINE C. TERRELL, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, file number 252014-CP000010. The estate is testate; the date of the Will and any Codicils being June 8, 1999. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyerclient privilege in s. 90.5021 ap plies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal repre sentative. All interested persons on whom a copy of the Notice of Administra tion is served who challenges the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the Court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOR EVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a peti tion for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: STEVEN E. MCALLISTER 2436 NE 60th Court Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 270441 200 NE Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863-763-8600) Colin@CCameronLaw.com4:17-5:8c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000485-CAAX-MX EVERBANK Plaintiff, vs. ELLA MAE EDWARDS, et al. Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pur suant to a Final Summary Judg ment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in HARDEE County, Florida, described as: Lots 5 and 23, ORANGE GROVE ESTATES, accord ing to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35, of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. Property Address: 682 Baker St. Wauchula, FL 33873 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by elec tronic sale at ON THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE ROOM 202, IN THE HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873, beginning at 11:00 am on May 7, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 16 day of April, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Connie Coker 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.4:24,5:1c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 252014DR000104 ANTHONY FONTANTA JR, Petitioner, and JACLYN LESLIE FONTANA, Respondent. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: JACLYN LESLIE FONTANA 3921 S. Picciola Road Fruitland Pk., FL 34731 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Anthony Fontanta Jr., whose address is 212 Riverside Dr., Wauchula, FL 33873 on or be fore May 30, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main St., Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873, before serv ice on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of 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: April 25, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk5:1-22p REMEMBER: GREEN TEA, COFFEE AND EXERCISE It might be possible to en hance your cognitive functions and your muscles at the same time. All you'll need is a thermos of green tea or coffee to carry with you to the gym. Swiss researchers have dis covered that green-tea extract helps working memory, and they have the results to prove it. For the study, they had male vol unteers drink a soft drink that had green-tea extract in it, and then do memory tasks. What they discovered in MRIs taken afterward is that the tea extract caused "increased connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain." The results of the memory tasks improved as well. The possibilities for the future are that green tea could be used in treatment of de mentia. If green tea isn't a drink you enjoy, try coffee in your ther mos. Researchers at Johns Hopkins discovered that caffeine is a memory enhancer, too, and works for at least a whole day, 24 hours. In the lab, researchers provided placebos (they contain nothing) or actual caffeine tablets (equal to a cup or two of coffee) before having partici pants review images. A day later they were tested on their mem ory of images, some of which they'd seen the day before. Re searchers found a "deeper level" of memory retention than in pre vious studies where the caffeine was given first and were there fore able to call the caffeine a memory enhancer. Add in exercise, and you have an additional way to keep your brain healthy. Researchers studied women between the ages of 70 and 80 and learned that aero bic exercise increased the size of the brain in the hippocampus, the area involving memory and learning, or at the very least, the exercise slowed any shrinking of that area. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incor porate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. SENIORNEWSLINEby Matilda Charles

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May 1, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C 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 Apr. 27, Daniel Lee Fennell, 54, of 208 Riverside Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged withbattery. Apr. 27, Tedd Rodriguez Pringle, 49, of 250 Maxwell Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged withDUI. Apr. 27, residential burglaries on Manuel Road and on Oak Meadow Lane, criminal mischief on Sally Boulevard, and thefts onTall Oaks Trail, Everett Whidden Road and Washington Street werereported. Apr. 26, Joshua James Alderman, 27, of 3731 N. 60 East, Lake Wales, was arrested by Dep. John McLeod on an out-ofcounty war rant. Apr. 26, a robbery/holdup on David Court and a theft on Keeton Road were reported. Apr. 25, a fight on Chamberlain Boulevard, criminal mischief on Kerlew Drive, and thefts on East Main Street, Blue Jay Road andFish Branch Road were reported. Apr. 24, Carrie Lauren Crews, 22, of 1449 Dena Circle, Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of vi olation of probation. Apr. 24, Lorenzo Villegas, 53, of 330 Third St. E., Zolfo Springs, and Marcos Escalante, 33, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs,were arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and each charged with tres passing — failure to leave property upon request. Apr. 24, Rosalina Anna Formoso, 24, of 719 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with battery. Apr. 24, a residential burglary on Old Bradenton Road, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 West, and thefts on U.S. 17 North andPalmetto Street were reported. Apr. 23, Armando Hinojosa, 36, of 979 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge offailure to appear in court. Apr. 23, Jakkare Marcela Thompson, 28, of 3525 Poplar St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge ofviolation of probation. Apr. 23, Justin Reed Woods, 18, of 855 Pierce Road, Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with pos session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Apr. 23, Donald Gregory Harrison, 49, of 1866 Rigdon Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged withbattery. Apr. 23, William Scott Decker, 26, of 1745 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged withtrespassing upon an occupied structure/conveyance. Apr. 23, a residential burglary on Bagwell Drive, a robbery/holdup on Golf Boulevard, a fight on Academy Drive, and thefts ontwo locations on U. S. 17 North were reported. Apr. 22, Roberto Jimenez, 48, of 6720-18th Ave. E., Bradenton, was arrested by Sgt. Mark McCoy and charged with possession ofcocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Apr. 22, Oscar Ramirez Villalobos, 46, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on two counts ofcontempt of court. Apr. 22, Stephanie Lynell Richardson, 34, of 526 SR 62, Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on a charge of vi olation of probation. Apr. 22, Bobby Lewis Thompkins, 41, of 1212 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and cha rged with two counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a specif ied lo cation, two counts sale of methamphetamine, criminal use of a two-way communication device and two counts possession of drugparaphernalia. Apr. 22, Kyle Travis Robertson, 24, of 7461 SW Oak Creek Rd., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas and charged withtwo counts unarmed burglary of structure/conveyance, larceny —grand theft damage, larceny and sale/dealing in stolen property. Apr. 22, a vehicle stolen on Boyd Cowart Road, criminal mischief on Harris Road, and thefts on Shanna Lane, Brookside Way,HIrst Road, East Main Street and Riverside Drive were reported. Apr. 21, Ansencion Dimas Vasquez, 24, of 1134 Marie Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with DUI and two counts DUI with property damage. Apr. 21, Christopher Lee Delatorre, 39, of 203 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. Apr. 21, a residential burglary on Park Drive, a tag stolen on Marion Street, criminal mischief on Schontag Road, and thefts onStansfield Road, Sasser Road, Pool Road, Whooping Crane Lane,Steve Roberts Special and Ralph Smith Road were reported. WAUCHULA Apr. 27, Clenton Preston Judah, 31, of 158 Oak Meadow Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged withpossession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapher nalia. Apr. 27, criminal mischief on Walton Avenue was reported. Apr. 26, a residential burglary on North Ninth Avenue and bur glary of a conveyance on Pennsylvania Avenue were reported. Apr. 24, thefts on East Townsend Street, and two locations on Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) were reported. Apr. 22, a vehicle stolen on Orange Street was reported. Apr. 21, a residential burglary on South Ninth Avenue was re ported. BOWLING GREEN Apr. 27, criminal mischief on Sally Boulevard and a vehicle stolen on Lake Branch Road were reported. Apr. 25, Consuelo Valdiviez, 35, of 4312 Dixiana Ave., Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on an out-of-countywarrant. Apr. 25, a vehicle stolen on Pleasant Way was reported. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PNC C/O TC TAMPA 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filedsaid certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. Thecertificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was as sessed are as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 1097 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011Parcel ID Number: 31-33-26-0000-02520-0000Description of Property: .94 AC BEG AT SW COR OF NW1/4 OF NW1/4OF SW1/4 & RUN N 70 FT TO POB N 170 FT E240 FT S 170 FT W 240 FT TO POB 31 33S 26EWD-697P842 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: BENITA VALDEZ AND MARIA V GUERREROSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 28 TH day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14 th day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD069XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:24-5:15c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK, AS C/F FLDUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following cer tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is sued thereon. The certificate number and year ofissuance, the description of the property, and thenames in which it was assessed are as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 1340 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010Parcel ID Number: 20-34-26-0000-03140-0000Description of Property: .50 AC BEG AT SW COR OF W1/2OF SW1/4 OF SW1/4 THEN RUN N900 FT TO POB THEN E 147.50 FTN 147.50 FT W 147.50 S 147.50FT TO POB20 34S 26E35P651 3P226 472P119 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: STEVE JERNIGAN ANDJEAN JERNIGANSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 28 TH day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14 th day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD068XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:24-5:15c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST COM PANY CUSTODIAN F/B/O VANCE LAURA IRA the holder of the following certificate has filed said certifi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificatenumber and year of issuance, the description of theproperty, and the names in which it was assessed areas follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 155 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006Parcel ID Number: 05-33-25-0090-0000I-0005Description of Property: LOTS 5 TO 7 INC BLK IMT ZION SUBD05 33S 25E368P727 541P331 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: TRUSTEES OF SHAW’STEMPLE FIRST BORN CHURCH OF THE LIVING GODSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 21 ST day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 7 TH day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD065XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10U, LLC, the holder of the fol lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a taxdeed to be issued thereon. The certificate number a nd year of issuance, the description of the property, andthe names in which it was assessed are as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 604 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010Parcel ID Number: 01-34-25-0000-02810-0000Description of Property: 6 AC E1/2 OF NW1/4 OF NW1/4OF SW1/4 & W 66 FT OF N 660 FTOF E1/2 OF NW1/4 OF SW1/401 34S 25EPRO-77-56 339P17 RMDR-P GOLSON 392P171 PMR-5/05681P189P192P194 692P1401200925001712,1713,1714,8408 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: GMG ENTERPRISES, INC.Said property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 21 st day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 2 nd day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD015XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK CUSTODIAN F/B/O TC 10U, LLC, the holder of the fol lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a taxdeed to be issued thereon. The certificate number a nd year of issuance, the description of the property, andthe names in which it was assessed are as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 274 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010Parcel ID Number: 09-33-25-0810-00011-0021Description of Property: LOTS 21 TO 28 INC BLK 1109 33S 25EBOWLING GREEN SENTER SUBD143P399 399P750PO-D/C-696P1489 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF PAUL OLSONSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 21 ST day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3 RD day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD052XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:10-5:1c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK, AS C/F FLDUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following cer tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is sued thereon. The certificate number and year ofissuance, the description of the property, and thenames in which it was assessed are as follows:CERTIFICATE NO.: 846 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010Parcel ID Number: 10-34-25-0840-0000C-0010Description of Property: LOTS 10 & 11 BLK CSUBURBAN ACRES273P465 300P310 328P790LP-697P948 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.Name in which assessed: MARGRENE LAMPLEYSaid property being in the County of HARDEE, Stateof Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemedaccording to law, the property described in such cer tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theHardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula,FL 33873 on the 28 TH day of MAY, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14 th day of APRIL, 2014. Victoria L. RogersClerk of Circuit CourtHardee County, FloridaAD No: 1By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy ClerkTax Deed File No.: 252013TD067XXXXPursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:24-5:15c

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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2014 Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently inthe office of the county court: Mario Antonio Hilario-Salgado, 32, Zolfo Springs, andDeisy Araceli Fabian Flora, 29,Zolfo Springs. Alton Augusta Kilpatrick, 52, Bowling Green, and StaceyLyniris Salsbery, 36, BowlingGreen. Adrian Lamar Barringer, 23, Wauchula, and Courtney MarieGunnoe, 21, Wauchula. Byron Dewey Waters, 45, Wauchula, and Naomi Ann Wa ters, 32, Arcadia. The following small claims cases were disposed of recentlyby the county judge: Capital One Bank vs. James Smith, judgment. Capital One Bank vs. Melanie Smith, stipulated settle ment approved, case dismissed. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recentlyin county court: Stephanie Carrion, retail theft, transferred to pretrial in tervention program, return Oct.22. Clenton Preston Judah, crim inal mischief — damage toproperty, not prosecuted. Edward Lee Livar, loitering and prowling, 45 days in jail,$450 fines, costs and fees. Ricardo Davila Perada, viola tion of city noise ordinance,transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return July 23. Travis Carson Quinn, retail theft, adjudication withheld,probation six months, $425fines, costs and fees. Lee Edward Woods, resisting an officer without violence,transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return July 23;possession of alcohol under 21,not prosecuted. David James Mendoza Jr., petit theft, transferred to pretrialintervention program, returnJune 25. Harold Keith Reed, confine ment of animals without suffi cient food/water/exercise,probation six months, $475fines, costs and fees, 25 hourscommunity service. James Bell Jr., domestic bat tery, transferred to pretrial inter vention program, return Oct. 22. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the officeof the circuit court: Charles Bargman vs. Florida Department of Corrections(DOC), petition to review in mate situation. First National Bank of Wauchula vs. Senaida Gonzalesand Jose Luis Gonzales et al, pe tition for mortgage foreclosure. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)vs. Maximo Macedo, EuniceMacedo et al, petition for mort gage foreclosure. Lake Wales Hospital Corp. vs. Arlan Kyle Clanton, dam ages — contracts and indebted ness. Tiffany Rogers and Tier William Rogers, divorce. The following decision on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed downrecently by the circuit courtjudge: Patience Lopez vs. Richard Balanger, injunction for protec tion. Amanda Clair vs. Christoher Lee Woods Sr., dismissal of tem porary injunction for protection. Heather Pappas vs. Paul Sul livan, injunction for protection. Ramanda Burns vs. Bobby Thompkins, injunction for pro tection. Cornelius Woods vs. Florida Parole Commission, inmate ap peal denied. Tammy Renee Wilcox and the state Department of Rev-enue (DOR) vs. Ralph WilliamsIII, child support and arrearssuspended. Sandra L. Hammonds as guardian vs. Diversicare Health care Services Inc. et al, order. Vickie Ann Valdez Alamia and DOR vs. Daniel Juarez,modification of child support. Donna Lynn Medeiros and DOR vs. Peter Norbert Moraw ietz Jr., child support suspended. Susan A. Hill and DOR vs. Shalice M. Hill, child supportorder. Everbank vs. Ella Mae Ed wards et al, judgment. Judy A. Vanderhoff Cisneros and DOR vs. James W. Fortner,voluntary dismissal. Sara Ybarra Valdez vs. Gilbert Carrion III, dismissal ofinjunction for protection. The following felony crimi nal cases were disposed of re cently by the circuit judge.Defendants have been adjudi cated guilty unless noted oth erwise. When adjudication iswithheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation.Sentences are pursuant to aninvestigative report by and therecommendation of the stateprobation office and also statesentencing guidelines. Finaldiscretion is left to the judge. Norman Rivers, resisting ar rest without violence, 364 daysin jail, $1,250 fines, costs andfees; dealing in stolen property,petit theft, trespassing on astructure/conveyance, resistingarrest without violence, posses sion of a firearm by a convictedfelon and two counts violationof pretrial release, not prose cuted. Caleb Tamayo, use of a com puter to seduce a child, 24months Florida State Prison withcredit for 296 days, followed byprobation 30 months, $1,400fines, costs and fees. Diego Jay Acevedo, uttering a forged check, grand theft, petittheft and attaching a tag not as signed, probation three years,$1,506 fines, costs and fees, 100hours community service; twocounts forgery and uttering aforged check, not prosecuted. Joe Arthur Byers, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation12 months, $1,182 fines, costsand fees, 50 hours communityservice; possession of metham phetamine, not prosecuted. Jose Castillo-Vasquez, crimi nal mischief and damage to bankbills/notes, nine months in jailwith credit for 71 days, $1,195fines, costs and fees; aggravatedassault with a deadly weaponand criminal mischief — dam age to property, not prosecuted. Britini Danielle Gamble, vio lation of probation (originalcharge grand theft), resume pro bation, $250 fees and costsadded to outstanding fines, costsand fees. Ebandro Garcia, possession of drug paraphernalia, sixmonths in jail with credit for 60days, $1,220 fines, costs andfees; possession of methamphet amine, not prosecuted. Jose Alberto Garcia, resisting arrest without violence, $625fines, costs and fees; possessionof methamphetamine and pos session of drug paraphernalia,transferred to pretrial interven tion program. Fausto Perez-Moralez, resist ing an officer with violence andgiving a false ID to law en-forcement, 11 months in jailwith credit for 70 days, $1,395fines, costs and fees. Anthony Frank Sibrava, vio lation of community control(original charge criminal mis chief), probation revoked, $250costs and fees added to outstand ing fines, costs and fees. Vonda Kay Thompson, neglect of child, adjudication with held, probation three years,$1,106 fines, costs and fees; pur chase of marijuana, possessionof marijuana and possession ofdrug paraphernalia, transferredto pretrial intervention program. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 ormore were filed recently in theoffice of the clerk of court: FBI Homes Inc. to Jose and Sandra Valerio, $65,000. Nancy J. Jackson to Juan J. Martinez-Romero, $29,000. First National Bank of Wauchula to FBI Homes,$70,000. Teresa M. Bush to Harry Kiser, $32,000. Miguel Angel Velazquez and Joan Marie Velazquez-Man-zano to Nestora Lorenzo Man-uel, $10,000. John D. and Wendy S. Mayer to Flat Woods Native Inc.,$150,000. Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) toDouglas and Sherie M. Battey,$31,800. Dorothy M. Grimsley to An drea Ashley Ameres, $95,000. Renato G. and Gloria Maria Giumaraes to Federal HomeLoan Mortgage Corp.,$101,000. Lois L. Dandridge and Vicky Bumby to Humberto Garcia andBessie L. Baker, $59,900. James B. Platt to Luis Her nandez Lopez and Marcos Her nandez Lopez, $19,500. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, CITY C OMMISSION, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M. OR AS SOON THEREAFTER, AT CITY HALL, 104 EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING G REEN, FLORIDA TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING: APPROVAL OF THE FINDING OF NECESSITY STUDY: IDENTIFIED BY RESOLUTION TITLE AS FOLLOWS: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BOWLINGGREEN, FLORIDA; SAID RESOLUTION BEING SUPPORTED BY DATA ANDANALYSIS; FINDING THE EXISTENCE BLIGHTED AREAS IN BOWLINGGREEN, FINDING THE NEED FOR A COMMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREAUNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 163, PART III, FLORIDA STATUTES,AND THE CITY COMMISSION MAKING A LEGISLATIVE FINDING THAT CON DITIONS IN BOWLING GREEN MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA DESCRIBED INSECTION 163.340 (8), FLORIDA STATUTES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF FECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION CAN BE OBTAINED AT CITY HALL, 104 EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEENTHE HOURS OF 8AM AND 4:00 PM. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK ON THIS ORDINANCE MAY ATTEND THE PUBLI C HEARING AND BE HEARD. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WIT H DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), ANYONE WHO NEEDS A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS MEETINGSHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 375-2255 AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN AD VANCE OF THE MEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. 5:1c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Num ber 2014-07 will be presented to the City Commission for adopt ion upon the second read ing at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 3387 3, on the 12th day of May 2014, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be h eld. A copy of the pro posed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Cl erk, 126 South Seventh Av enue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE 2014-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, RELATING TO SIM ULATED GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS; PROVIDING FOR A PURPOSE ANDADOPTING FINDINGS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; EXTENDING A TEMPO RARY MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR, THEPROCESSING, ISSUANCE OR APPROVAL OF ANY ZONING CLEARANCE,REZONING, PERMIT, SPECIAL EXCEPTION, SITE PLAN OR ANY OTHER OF FICIAL ACTION OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA PERMITTING OR HAVING THEEFFECT OF PERMITTING THE CONSTRUCTION AND/OR OPERATION OFNEW SIMULATED GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS; PROVIDING FOR EXIST ING BUSINESSES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any de cision made by the City Com mission with respect to any matter considered at the proceeding s, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to in sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testim ony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not d iscriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory p olicy involves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treat ment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable acc ommodation as pro vided 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 5:1c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN AMENDED WATER AND WASTEWATER IMPACT FEE RATE SCHEDULE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 163.31801, Florida Statutes that the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, will hold a public heari ng for the purpose of considering the adoption of a proposed ordinance to amend certain util ity rates, fees, and charges, as more specifically set forth below: ORDINANCE 2014-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; MODIFYING SEC-TION 22-98, CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA(“CODE”); REPEALING SECTION 22-99 OF THE CODE; PROVIDING FIND INGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PRO VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. at the City of Wauchula City Hall, 222 East Main Street, Wauch ula, Florida 33873. The City Commission hearing will be held on June 9, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter aspossible. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 126 S. 7th Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Inte rested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. BE ADVISED if any person or persons wish to appeal a decision of the Cit y Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, made at the above-advertised meetin g, record of the pro ceedings will be needed by such person or persons and a verbatim record may also benecessary.PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY.Dated this 28th day of April, 2014CITY COMMISSIONCITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDAKEITH NADASKAY, JR., MAYOR 5:1c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop Monday, May 5, 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 Comm ission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any de cision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedin gs, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verba tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not di scriminate upon the basis of any individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory pol icy involves every as pect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286 .26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULAS/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 5:1c HARDEE COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordin ances Nos. 0217 and 04-01, which authorize a financial hardship exemption to the sol id waste dis posal and fire rescue portions of the special assessment fee s. Property owners qualifying for this exemption will receive a refund or a credit in the amount of the cur rent tax year’s approved non-ad valorem taxes toward the spec ial assessment fees for solid waste disposal and fire rescue assessment fees.If you are interested in applying for this exemption, or if y ou have any questions per taining to this issue, please contact the Office of Management and Budget at 863/7733199. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2014.Rick Knight, ChairBoard of County CommissionersHardee County, Florida 5:1-5:29c