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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 364 Sections, 36 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, August 7, 2014 V OTER ’ S I NFORMATION G UIDE I NSIDE Local Fighter World Champ . Story 1B Alleged Meth Dealer Jailed . Story 3A Ethics Commission Dismisses Complaints Clears Birge, Albritton, Grant WreckTakesTeen Who’sGivingWhat?Candidates ShowCampaign Donors Early Voting Opens Monday WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 07/3092740.0107/3192710.0108/0192720.0008/0294730.00 08/0394750.00 08/0488741.11 08/0588740.15 TOTAL Rainfall to 08/05/2014 31.28 Same period last year 25.54 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....3ACourthouse Report.......7CCrime Blotter.................5CEntertainment...............6C Hardee Living................2BInformation Roundup...4AObituaries......................4APuzzles..........................6CSolunar Forecast..........3C PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY The newly painted Wildcat Stadium is nearly ready for the 2014 foo tball season, for which practices began last Friday. The varsity Wildcats hope to repea t as district cham pions. They will not be at home until the Sept. 12 game against Sebri ng. That gives work ers time to complete the press box and the orange-and-blue striping whic h offsets this fresh white paint. WILDCAT WHITE Do You Have A Hurricane Charley Memory? Tell Us! We’ll print it next week as we reflect on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley. Send 250 words or less to Deadline: Midnight Sunday By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Florida Ethics Commission has dismissed complaintsagainst three elected officialsover their involvement in thetechnology startup companyLifeSync, which received $2.6million from the Industrial De velopment Authority beforebeing acquired by ContinuumLabs. County Commissioner Sue Birge, state Rep. Ben Albrittonof Wauchula and state Rep.James Grant of Tampa all hadallegations dismissed last weekdue to a lack of legal groundsthat the politicians misused their positions for personal gain orvoted on issues while having aconflict of interest. All three complaints were filed by Henry Kuhlman of FortGreen. Birge faced accusations she misused her position to engagein a course of conduct to benefitherself and her son, and that shevoted on matters that affectedher son’s private gain, stated thereport issued by the FloridaCommission on Ethics last week. Her son was one of the initial hires made by Continuum Labs. In the complaint, Kuhlman alleged Birge had voting con flicts when she appointed mem bers to the IDA board and participated in a meeting to en sure economic developmentfunds went to the LifeSync/Con tinu-um project. The Ethics Commission de cided “there is no probablecause to believe the Respondent(Birge), as a member and chairof the Board of County Com-missioners of Hardee County,violated Section 112.313,See DISMISSED 7A HARDEE COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE PHOTO The teenage driver of this 2007 Saturn sedan did not survive this earlymorning wreck on Sunday. By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate A single-vehicle crash on Sunday resulted in the death ofa teenager. Travis J. Waters, 17, of Wauchula, died at the scene of theaccident after the vehicle he wasdriving hit two trees. His passen ger, Jacob Ellis Avart, 20, ofLake Placid, was airlifted to thehospital, where he was treatedand later released. The wreck happened during the early-morning hours on Mar tin Luther King Jr. Avenue nearBay Street. According to theWauchula Police Depart-ment,the call came in at 2:12 a.m. andby 2:15 a.m., Ofc. PabloBermudez III was at the scene. Bermudez arrived to find a gold 2007 Saturn four-doorsedan pinned between two largeoak trees. Upon investigation, police determined the vehicle wasgoing at an estimated 70 milesper hour as it traveled north onMLK Avenue. The posted speedis 25 miles per hour. Chief of Police John Eason said that for an unknown reasonthe car left the roadway andtraveled about 50 feet beforestriking the oak trees. He saidthere was extensive damage tothe sedan’s front, including theengine being pushed toward thepassenger compartment, causingthe left front tire and axle to beseparated from the vehicle. Waters was pronounced dead on-site by members of HardeeCounty Fire-Rescue, and wasthen transported to the MedicalSee WRECK 2A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate This election year holds the record for both the most and theleast money ever spent inHardee County political cam paigns. The most? To date, $10,173.The least? Zero.And campaign treasury re ports on file at the Supervisor ofElections Office in Wauchulashow a wide range of spendingin between. The reports, prepared by each candidate’s campaign treasurer,show how much money hasbeen raised by the campaign,how much has been spent, andwho has given to the cause. Thelatest statements were due at theElections Office last Friday, andreflect finances through JulySee DONORS 7A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee County voters can start completing their ballots onMonday morning. Early voting for the Aug. 26 Primary Election is over the nexttwo weeks. A Voter’s Guide withinformation on the local candi dates appears elsewhere in thisissue. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11-16 andagain on Aug. 18-23 at the Su pervisor of Elections Office inHardee County CourthouseAnnex II, at the intersection ofU.S. 17 South and Oak Street inWauchula. For the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 26, voters mustgo to their assigned precinct,which will be open from 7 7 p.m. If there are questions on this, call the Elections Officeat 773-6061. Many of the Primary Election candidates are Republicans,meaning the Republican ballotwill be longer than that of theDemocrat or Independent voter. For the Democratic guberna torial race, the choice is betweenformer governor Charlie Cristand opponent Nan H. Rich,while Republicans can choosebetween incumbent Gov. RickScott and two challengers, Eliz abeth Cuevas-Neunder andYinka Abosede Adeshina. Democrats have a choice also for state attorney general, be-tween George Sheldon andPerry E. Thursday. All parties can vote in the 10th Judicial Circuit JudgeSee EARLY VOTING 2A


2A The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 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. By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate DNA evidence left behind at the scene has put a home burglarin prison. James Christopher Brown, 35, of 25 N. Mays St., Plant City,was sentenced to eight years inFlorida State Prison for breakinginto a Hardee County home andstealing guns and other itemswhile inside. In imposing the penalty, Cir cuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle al lowed Brown credit for the 442days he already served in theHardee County Jail since his ar rest. He assessed $1,395 in fines,fees and court costs. In accordance with a plea agreement worked out betweendefense lawyer Gil Colon Jr. andAssistant State Attorney DavidWard, the judge found Brownguilty of burglary of a structurewhile armed with a firearm andgrand theft. A third count, grand theft of a firearm, was dropped by the prosecution in exchange forBrown’s change of plea from“not guilty.” It was blood droplets that landed Brown behind bars. According to Maj. Randy Dey of the Hardee County Sheriff’sOffice, a Hardee Senior HighSchool student arrived homefrom school on Aug. 23, 2012,to find the side door of his homekicked in. Inside, he described, drawers had been opened and removedfrom their cabinetry, their con tents then dumped out on thefloor. Dey said items stolen from the house included a loaded Smith& Wesson .38-Special, hencethe burglary while armedcharge. Also stolen were an unloaded Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun,two Case pocketknives, threeNintendo Wii controllers, 10video games and some costumejewelry. While the homeowner was cleaning up the mess the thiefleft behind, she found severalsmall drops of blood on thebathroom floor as she moved acabinet to clean. She called toreport her find. Dey said the deputy collect ing the evidence noted the bloodappeared to be fresh, having co agulated within hours of its dis covery. The blood evidence was sub mitted to the Florida Depart-ment of Law Enforcement’scrime lab, the major said. Re sults obtained several weekslater showed the swabs takenfrom the bathroom floor testedpositive for blood and revealedcomplete DNA profiles, headded. Dey said the DNA profile was put into the Combined DNAIndex System (CODIS), and amatch came back for Brown, afelon. A complaint affidavit was filed with the State Attorney’sOffice, and a warrant was issuedfor Brown’s arrest. He was booked into the Hardee County Jail on Jan. 28,2013, records show, and re mained there until his sentenc ing in Circuit Court. He hassince been transferred into thecustody of the state Departmentof Corrections to begin servinghis prison term. Burglar Gets 8 Years In Prison Brown 8:7c Kelly’s Column By Jim Look out! The herd of elephants is growing. The herds of don keys are going down, but they are still ahead of the elephants. The Hardee County Supervisor of Elections office on Tuesday reported our country has 10,939 registered voters, including 4,980Democrats, 4,331 Republicans, and 1,628 no-party voters. Almost one year ago, on Aug. 14, 2013, Hardee had 11,259 reg istered voters, consisting of 5,514 Democrats, 4,149 Republicans,and 1,596 others. Overall, the total voters declined by 320. Elephants grew by 182, donkeys declined by 534, and others grew by 32. I can remember years ago when the Republicans were elated to reach the 1,000 mark. Allen French was a local GOP leader. JoeMancini was a local GOP leader. Nancy Craft, local Democratic Party chair a few years ago, has switched to the GOP (Grand Old Party). The primary election voting will be Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7 to 7. Early voting will be Monday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 23,form 8:30 to 5, announced Supervisor of Election Jeff Ussery. –––––– Larry Pelton, county veterans service officer, has done an ex cellent job of remodeling the loca office, located at 307 North 6thAve. in Wauchula, next to the elections office. The veterans serviceoffice is open Tuesday and Thursday form 8 to 5. –––––– The directors of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce will meet Aug. 19, announced chamber president Steven Southwell. Ex ecutive director Casey Dickson resigned about two months ago. Former leaders of the local chamber have included Grace Em merton, Nancy Craft, Mary Lord English, Ted Hite, Jewel PeeplesHarper, and Janet Hendry. The chamber last month requested $10,000 from the Hardee County Commission. The request was tentatively not approved. Thechamber has also requested $149,260 for operating expenses fromthe Hardee Economic Development Agency which will be consid ered in September. This funding is from Mosaic and designed to cre ate new jobs. –––––– BioNitrogen stock in the past couple of years has ranged form 4 cents to 44 cents, and early this week was trading at 4.8 cents ashare. It will go up if the company is successful in their proposedprojects in Hendry and Taylor counties and in Louisiana. Their pro posed project in Hardee County of building a plant to make nitrogenfertilizer appears dead. –––––– In 1985 Loran Cogburn, Jeff Maddox and Arnold Lanier of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office rented an airplane to look for mar ijuana plants, since the county’s plane was in the shop. The rented airplane developed a throttle problem and was headed down. Pilot Jeff Maddox originally planned to land on HobbRoad but could not and brought the plane into two orange trees. Itthen hit a ditch and flipped, the tail missing a 72,000-volt power lineby about three feet. The plane slid across Doc Coil Road. The sheriffat the time was Doyle Bryan. Loran Cogburn, 61, today has neck problems from the crashlanding. Bryan succeeded N.H. Murdock, who served as sheriff 16years. Bryan was sheriff 12 years. Jeff Maddox lost the sheriff’s raceto Ricky Dick who served 4 years and was defeated by Cogburnwho served 12 years. Arnold Lanier, 60, is the current sheriff, havingserved 6 years. Cogburn is interested in history and wishes the school system would offer a course in local history/politics. –––––– The Florida Ethics Commission last week found no wrongdoing in Henry Kuhlman’s ethics complaint against State Rep. Ben Albrit ton, State Rep. James Grant and Hardee County Commissioner SueBirge. The commission ruled there was no probable cause that Ben or his brother Joe Albritton benefited personally from the controversialLifeSync economic development project. Joe was on the county eco nomic development board for awhile. –––––– The 20th annual Florida Hospital Heartland Foundation Gala on Nov. 13 will feature the singing group Temptations. OtisWilliams, a founding member, has been with the group since 1961.Mike Rouse and Nell McCauley are the co-chairs of the event,which will be held over four days. The gala dinner and entertainment will be held at South Florida State College in Avon Park on Nov. 13. The golf tournament will beheld Nov. 14. The 5k run/walk and 10k will be held Nov. 16. Concerttickets are now on sale. The SFSC auditorium will seat 1,400. TheTemptations’ most famous song is “My Girl.” Proceeds from the Gala will go toward the planned Florida Hos pital Wauchula renovation, nursing education, and the Lake Placidfitness center renovation. Recently over $200,000 was raised for the new FHWauchula mammography unit named after Linda Adler. Since November 2013there have been 244 mammograms performed there in the continu ing fight against breast cancer. –––––– Florida Gov. Rick Scott has recently signed a bill that sets up a three-year program to help pay the cost of driver’s education, autoinsurance and licenses for eligible foster children. The Departmentof Children and Families will administer the $800,000 program.Only two percent of the state’s foster children had a driver’s licensebecause they did not have parents to put them on their auto insur ance. This bill was spearheaded by State Rep. Ben Albritton of Wauchula and State Sen. Nancy Detert. –––––– Nearly 42 million U.S. households grew herbs, vegetables or fruits in 2012, reported a recent AARP magazine. Food gardeninghas overtaken flower gardening as America’s favorite horticulturalpursuit. Harden Media Group founder Susan McCoy says this is the most vegetable gardening activity in the U.S. since the victory gar dens of the 1940s. This is an increase of 17 percent over 2008. Rea sons for the growth include the recent recession, cheaper produceand health concerns. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A new school year is about to start. Why not make a cleanbreak with the past? For those who have gotten a new computer, tablet, iPad oriPhone, there’s a proper way todispose of the old ones. Print-ers, scanners and other elec-tronics should go the same way. Gather them up and take them to the Household Haz-ardousWaste Day collection on Satur day at the Hardee County Land fill between 8 a.m. and noon. To reach the landfill from Wauchula, go east on MainStreet about two miles. Turnnorth onto Airport Road and fol low it until the pavement ends.Then turn left into the entranceto the landfill at 685 AirportRoad. There’s a lot of other things to collect which could create un healthy problems if left alongthe roadside or placed in theusual garbage. There are thingswhich leak chemicals into thegroundwater or landfill drainwaters, creating untold prob lems. So, clean out the cabinets and closets and box up any haz ardous materials. There are spray cans or aerosols, boxes and bottles, bleachand cleansers, light bulbs andmore. Each household can bring up to 60 pounds of hazardous wastefor free. If you don’t have thatmuch, stop by and see if yourelderly neighbor needs help todispose of some old batteries orfluorescent light bulbs and addthem to your pile. Check the house or garage for disposable hazardous waste.But, don’t bring gas cylinders, ammunition, explosives, or ra dioactive, biohazardous or infec tious waste. Look in the garage for pesti cides, herbicides and insecti cides which have outlasted theirusefulness. There could be oldpool chemicals, petroleum,transmission fluids or antifreezeno longer good. Used oil and oldbatteries can also be taken careof properly at the landfill. Old oilor paint-stained rags can become combustible easily.Take them along, with any paintand wood stains, preservativesand turpentine. In the kitchen and bathroom are old cleansers, anything witha chemical base which needssafe removal. It could be pol ishes, bleaches or other cleaningmaterials. While you’re at it, collect those old bottles, newspapers,plastaic, cardboard, aluminum,metal and glass for recycling.There’s recycling binds at thelandfill for them. Putting them inthe trash means they can take 10to 30 years to decompose. Recy cling is a better idea. Businesses which generate less than 220 pounds of haz ardous waste per month are al lowed to bring it to thecollection day, too, but will haveto pay current contract prices. Businesses that generate more than 220 pound but less than2,200 pounds of hazardouswaste per month are not allowedto bring their waste for disposalon Saturday, but can call forpickup at their place of business,again at current contract prices. For more information about what you can and cannot bringto Hazardous Waste Day, callthe landfill at 773-5089. Free Haz-Waste Disposal Saturday Examiner’s Office in Lakeland. Avart was airlifted by med ical helicopter to Lakeland Re gional Medical Center withnon-life threatening injuries. Hehas since been released from thehospital. According to the police re port, neither of the young menwas wearing a seatbelt. Initially Waters’ identity was unclear as he had no identifica tion on him and none was foundinside the Saturn. During the in vestigation it was discovered thepassenger, Avart, was the regis tered owner of the car. Eason noted in the initial in vestigation that speed was a con tributing factor in the crash, pending further investigation byhomicide investigator Cpl.Robert Spencer. An autopsy was scheduled Monday to determine if a med ical emergency could havecaused the accident. A toxicol ogy test, which is standard, alsowill be conducted. Results willtake a minimum of 90 days. Meanwhile, the investigation will continue with a physical in spection of the vehicle by a cer tified mechanic to see if the carhad any defects, Eason said. In vestigators will also speak toany eyewitnesses. Waters becomes the 10th per son to die on Hardee Countyroads this year.WRECKContinued From 1A races. However, for Circuit Judge Group 2, no vote isneeded. Candidate ChristineThorn-ton has withdrawn, leav ing Michelle Pincket as the au tomatic winner. In Group 16,the choice is between TaylorDavidson and Larry Helms. Democrats, Republicans and Independents can vote in theSchool Board races, which arenon-partisan. And in the case ofPrecincts 4, 6 and 10, those whoare municipal voters also canvote for Wauchula CommissionSeat 6, a choice between incum bent John Freeman and chal lenger Sherri ThorntonAlbrit-ton. School Board choices are in District 1, where incumbentPaul Samuels faces off withchallenger Andrew Smith, andin District 4, where incumbentJan Platt is opposed by EugeniaLarsen and Garry McWhorter. Republicans can vote for County Commissioner in Dis-trict 2 and District 4, where Re publican opponents vie to seewho will advance to the GeneralElection on Nov. 4 against Dem ocratic candidates. In District 2, incumbent Sue Birge is opposed by Daniel Gra ham and Judy Wilson, with De mocrat Steven AnthonyPlummer waiting for his GeneralElection opponent. In District 4, incumbent Grady Johnson goes head-to-head with Russell Melendy tosee who faces Democratic oppo nent Allen Ellison in November.EARLY VOTINGContinued From 1A YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!CNancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255


August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate What began as a search for a man named in a child-supportwarrant ended last week with thearrests of two others on drugcharges. Expecting to find him at an apartment on La Playa Drive,sheriff’s deputies went there justbefore 8 p.m. last Wednesday,but apartment renter JamieSamantha Hrabal told them hewas not there and invited the of ficers inside to look. Maj. Randy Dey alleged that as a detective walked down ahallway, he smelled the strongodor of marijuana. Inside a bed room off the hallway, JoshuaGlenn Luke was standing besidea desk. Asked where the marijuana was, Luke reportedly pointed tothe desk. Five small pieces of mari juana and rolled foil as com monly used to smokemethamphetamine were on thedesktop, Dey charged. When Hrabal entered the room, she was asked if therewere any more drugs inside it,the major said. She allegedlyreached into a desk drawer andpulled out some foil with methresidue on it. Both Hrabal and Luke said the items belonged to them, andboth said they were addicted tomethamphetamine and mari juana, Dey alleged. A further search of the resi dence allegedly revealed a smallwhite jewelry box containingfour Vicodin pills and twoXanax pills. Another smallwhite oval item, however, wasdescribed as a TicTac breathmint. Dey said Hrabal’s two young children, ages 4 and 7, sleep inthat same room, yet the narcoticpills were within their reach. The pills, he further alleged,could be mistaken by a child ascandy or a mint. Both Hrabal, 28, of 798 La Playa Dr., Wauchula, and Luke,18, of 5590 Dallas McClellanRoad, Zolfo Springs, were ar rested. Each was charged withpossession of a controlled sub stance without a prescription, afelony, and possession of lessthan 20 grams of marijuana andpossession of narcotics equip ment, both misdemeanors. Hrabal additionally was charged with cruelty toward achild/act which could result ininjury. Hrabal posted a $2,000 bond to gain her release pending triallast Thursday at 3:07 p.m. Luke posted a $2,000 bond on Friday at 10:24 a.m. Meanwhile, the original sub ject of the search, Marcel LouisMelton, 30, was arrested Tues day on the child support warrantand four drug charges. He re mains in the Hardee County Jail,currently without bond. HCSO: Kids Could Reach Drugs Luke Hrabal By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A lawsuit which has been under appeal for nearly a yearwas decided recently. With the simple word “Affirmed,” the Second DistrictCourt of Appeal in Lakelandsaid that Hardee County madethe correct decision in HardeeCounty Professional Firefight-ers Local 3471 vs. HardeeCounty. The two-year old case in volved former firefighter/-para medic Danny Cole, who asterminated on Feb. 16, 2012, forincomplete patient care reports,violation of professional con duct and insubordination. The matter initially went through the normal arbitrationprocedure as did that of his twinbrother, David Cole, who hadalso been terminated. The arbi trator recommended that DavidCole be reinstated with retroac tive pay, which occurred on Dec.14, 2012. However, in upholding the grievance of Danny Cole, the ar bitrator went a step further incommenting what he felt wasthe more appropriate punish ment. That violated the seven-page grievance procedureoutlined in the union contract,which specifies that the arbitra tor “shall not substitute his judg ment for that of the county as tothe type of disciplinary actiontaken by the county.” Following advice of the county’s labor attorneys Allen,Norton and Blue, the county’spersonnel director filed suitunder Florida Statutes 125-74outlining the county manager’sresponsibility to employ and su pervise employees and “to sus pend, discharge or remove anyemployee under county jur-is diction, any area under theBoard of County Commission-ers.” A lawsuit on the arbitration appeal went before the HardeeCircuit Court on May 1, 2013.Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelledelayed his decision until May 13 to fully study the applicablelaw and arguments of attorneysfor the union and the county. His ruling in favor of the county vacated the arbitrationaward. In his decision, Ezellenoted that the arbitrator’s find ings of fact and conclusion thatdisciplinary sanction was justi fied is accepted, but “his author ity does not extend to thefashioning of a remedy, otherthan to confirm or reject theCounty Manager’s disciplinaryaction(s)… not even to elect adisciplinary action consideredbut not imposed by the CountyManger.” The union appealed that deci sion to the Second District Courton July 16, 2013. During thenext year, both attorney Mark W.Floyd of the Lake Worth firmMierzwa & Associ-ates for theunion and Brian Kohl of Allen,Norton and Blue of Tampa forthe county filed briefs with theappeals court. The court made its decision on May 2, but its mandate an nouncing that decision was notfiled until July 22, after the timeframe for it to be appealed to ahigher court had elasped. A lot has happened at the Hardee Fire-Rescue Depart-ment since the initial action inearly 2012. Then Fire Chief Mike Choate resigned in February 2012. For mer Medical Director Dr. EdwinPigman, who had re-turned fromservice in Afghan-istan, was re instated. More recently, James Stillwagon was named the new chiefin October 2013. In February thecounty acquired a used 75-footladder truck with a 500-gallontank. In May, plans began for a$1 million permanent Fire-Res cue building at the west end ofPyatt Park in Bowling Green. Itwould re-place the “temporary”Federal Emergency Manage ment Ag-ency (FEMA) trailer. And, Dale R. Deleacaes accepted a position as deputy chiefa couple of weeks ago (see re lated article). Appeal Court UpholdsCounty Lawsuit Decision By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate Methamphetamine, ammuni tion and narcotics equipmentwere seized by the HardeeCounty Drug Task Force lastweek in the raid of a BowlingGreen home. Sheriff’s Maj. Randy Dey, a spokesman for the Drug TaskForce, said a search warrant forthe mobile home at 321 TorreyRoad was obtained following al leged drug sales at that location. And it allegedly revealed 3.6 grams of methamphetamine, ac cording to Dey. The occupant of the residence, Ramiro Ramirez Jr., 40, was ar rested. Ramirez was charged with four counts of sale of metham phetamine, one count possessionof a controlled substance with out a prescription, four countspossession of ammunition by aconvicted felon, three countspossession of narcotics equip ment two counts use of a two-way communications de-vice inthe commission of a crime. He remained in custody at the Hardee County Jail as of lateTuesday in lieu of $84,500bond. Dey said detectives entered the double-wide mobile home,which has been divided into twoseparate living areas, late in theafternoon last Thursday. Ramirez occupies one side ofthe residence, Dey explained,and his mother the other side. Ramirez reportedly admitted to detectives that he smokesmethamphetamine and mari juana, and that they might findnarcotics paraphernalia in hisside of the home. Dey saidRamirez told the officers therewas a marijuana pipe in his bed room. The major alleged the searchers found even more. Ramirez’ bedroom contained two water bongs testing positivefor meth, a digital scale withmeth residue, a can full of thecut corners of plastic bags, twostraws and a bag corner withmeth residue, a handgun maga zine holding a 9mm round andone 12-gauge shotgun shell, Deycharged. Further, a tackle box on the floor of the bedroom containedanother round of ammo, thistime .22-caliber, and a plastic-bag corner with 3.6 grams ofmeth. There also was a glasssmoking pipe, he said. Dey said Ramirez denied any knowledge of the methampheta mine found in his bedroom. He went on to note that Ramirez had four closed-circuitvideo surveillance cameras at tached to his residence, withmonitors in his bedroom,kitchen and living room. They provided a 360-degree view ofthe property, Dey said. Additionally, Ramirez, a con victed felon, is not permitted tohave any firearms or ammuni tion in his possession. Ramirez was booked into the county jail on the 14 criminalcounts at 7:23 p.m. last Thurs day. Man Charged With 14 Drug & Other Charges Ramirez Jr. COMMUNITY Calendar THURSDAY, AUG. 7 Hardee County Commission, regular meeting,Room 102, CourthouseAnnex I, 412 W. Orange St.,Wauchula, 8:30 a.m. MONDAY, AUG. 11 Wauchula City Commission, regular meeting, CityHall, 225 E. Main St.,Wauchula, 6 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 12 Tobacco Free Partnership, regular meeting, Har-dee County HealthDepart-ment auditorium, 115K.D. Revell Rd., Wauchula,noon. Bowling Green City Commission, regular meet ing, City Hall, 104 E. MainSt., Bowling Green, 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting,Board Room, 230 S. 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For well qualified lessees. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate School Board/union negotia tions will wait until after thestart of school. That’s not very far off, as the teachers and Educational Ser-vice Professionals (ESPs), for merly called School RelatedPersonnel, report to work nextweek. Students begin their fallsession on Aug. 18. Most of the details of negoti ations for the 2014-15 schoolyear, which began July 1, havebeen hammered out between theSchool Board negotiating teamof George Kelly, Marie Dasherand Bob Shayman and theHardee Education Assoc-ia tion/United union team ofHeather Lane, Angela Sporn-raft, Selden Spencer, Juan Coro nado Sr. and Florida Ed-ucationAssociation representative RichFrankhouser. There are only two issues still on the board. One is insurancecoverage, with the School Boardopting to provide hospitaliza tion, health and life insurancebasic coverage and em-ployeeschoosing from a variety of de ductibles, maximum out-of-pocket expenses and subsidies.There will also be a health sav ings account of the employeeschoosing. The 45 new teachers which will begin their Hardee careersnext week have to wait 60 days before pre-existing conditionsmay be covered under theSchool Board insurance plans.A graph provided by the SchoolBoard team notes proposed cov erage would be $134,332 for the45 new employees and $928,411for the current staff. The second issue in the negotiations in wording for the griev ance procedure is an employeefeels he has unfairly been termi nated, or not had his contract re newed. It’s a bit complicated forthe existing em-ployee and newemployees, who may have hadgood ratings during their proba tionary period and the balance ofthat school year. There is no provision for grievance if an employee hasbeen terminated for just cause. Official evaluations are under review of a Teach PerformanceAppraisal System, which sets upa joint evaluation committeewith an equal number of unionmembers and administrators ap pointed by the Superinten-dentof Schools. Each is ap-pointedto a two-year term on the com mittee. Salary issues seem to have been resolved. Teacher salariesbegin at $35,000 and grow bysteps, each about $750, for eachyear of employment. There arealso cost of living supplementsannually and extra supplementsfor teachers in critical shortageareas. School Contract Talks Delayed


4A The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate It’s almost time to pack those school lunches and send the kidsback to school. But before classes begin, chil dren must be well-prepared withall their school supplies. Unfor tunately, not all students can getthe necessary supplies beforeschool begins. And that is where the 11th an nual Community & SchoolAwareness Back to SchoolEvent comes into play. This event, started by Katrina Blandin, was created tohelp all students within the com munity be ready to start off theschool year right. She says she has seen so many children go without, andthinks it’s important for everykid to have the proper schoolsupplies in order to get a goodeducation. Although there areother similar events in town,Blandin says not everyone isable to get into town to attendthose events. Blandin says getting these supplies to the students doesn’tonly benefit them, but also helpsteachers because they then don’thave to worry about also provid ing materials for their students.She says some teachers evengive her lists of suggested mate rials that students are likely toneed during the year. Throughout the 11 years, this event has grown and Blandinsays that at one point they hadenough supplies to be able tohand out to about 370 students. During this back-to-school event, school supplies won’t be the only thing offered. Impor-tant school-related informationfor parents can also be found.Some of the information avail able will be about lunches, teenpregnancy and much more. Anotary will also be on thegrounds. Those attending will get a chance to meet School Boardmembers, County Commissioncandidates and other county of ficials who will be in attendanceto support the event. Although the event is on Sat urday, school supply donationscan still be made up to the day of the event. To get the suppliesto Blandin, she can be reached at(863) 245-7423. Students must be present to receive their supplies. All stu dents between kindergarten andeighth grade must have a parentaccompanying them, but sup plies are available for those inhigh school as well. The event will take place at Magnolia Manor Park on Cham berlain Boulevard on Saturdayfrom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. AllHardee County students are wel come to attend. Magnolia Manor Park Site Of Back-To-School Event Victoria L. Rogers, Hardee County Clerk of Courts, recentlyearned a state certification. Rogers completed 240 hours of initial New Clerk training toearn the Florida Court Clerks &Comptrollers’ Clerks Certifi-cation. Clerks are required to have 240 hours of training for the ini tial certification. After the initialcertification, clerks are requiredto attend 36 additional hours peryear to maintain their certifica tion. “The clerk’s job spans a wide range of duties, including budg eting and managing the county’smoney, an area that is very fa miliar to me,” said Rogers. “Iwas fortunate to take trainingand make acquaintances withthose that have experience indiffering areas of the Clerk’s Of fice. “The training has and will help me in the future to make thebest decisions in serving the cit izens of Hardee County,” sheadded. Rogers began her New Clerk training following her electionas Hardee County Clerk of theCircuit Court in 2012. The training includes six 40hour weeks of training com prised of a well-roundedcurriculum helping to prepareclerks to perform their duties.Topics included technology, fi nance, administration, rec-ords,courts and other clerk-related material. A wide variety of expe rienced speakers and presenterswas provided during the exten sive training. Rogers has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in accounting and hadserved in the Clerk’s Office asaccounting manager since 2007.Prior to that, she worked in sev eral Certified Public Accountantfirms in the Wauchula area. The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, established in1969, is a statewide, non-profitmember association. The associ ation provides education and ac creditation for clerks of the courtand comptrollers, informationand technical assistance to localgovernments. Rogers Earns Certification Rogers N N A A N N C C Y Y R R A A N N K K I I N N C C A A M M P P B B E E L L L L Nancy Rankin Campbell, 66, of Wauchula, passed awaySunday Aug. 3, 2014, at home. Born on Jan. 2, 1948, in Manassas, Va., she came toHardee County over 35 yearsago. Nancy worked at Wal-Mart as an area manager. Survivors include one son, Adam Hash and wife Shan-non of Punta Gorda; and threegrandchildren, Kaitlin Vic-toria Hash, Devanee Hash andJohn David Deluca. Memorial Services will be on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at3 p.m. at Robarts GardenChapel.Expressions of comfort maybe made at Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory Obituaries In Memory MARY E. COX Mary E. Cox, 91, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4,2014, into the loving arms ofGod. She was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Chickasaw County, Miss.,to Kirby and Marie Wise.Once married, she lived inBaldwyn, Miss., Winder, Ga.,Kissimmee and Wauchula.Early in her life she was ahousewife and then became asuccessful coowner/man ager of J.W. Earnest Depart ment Store in Wauchula untilshe retired. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev.Jimmy R. Cox, her parents,three brothers and one sister. She is survived by daugh ter, Linda See (Jim); sonMark Cox (Melody); daugh ter, Dixie Edwards (Paul); andher sister, Yvonne Myatt. Alsosurviving her are sevengrandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary (affectionately called "Muva") was anchored by herfaith in God and her love forfamily and friends alike. An other one of her nicknames byher loved ones was "the rock"because of her mental tough ness, loyalty, devotion and al ways being able to rely on herno matter the situation or cir cumstance. She was a womanof few words but when shespoke, her counsel and advicewere true and of a great value. Later in life she loved to work in her yard and walk forexercise. Mary Cox was awonderful, devoted, selflessand giving mother and grand mother and she will bemissed. Donations can be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’sAssociation 1-800-272-3900and/or to Shearer-RichardsonMemorial Nursing Home(662)447-5463. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday,Aug. 9, followed by a Memo rial Service at 11 a.m. at TheFirst Christian Church ofWauchula located at 1121Louisiana St., Wau-chula. B B Y Y R R O O N N J J . S S T T I I C C K K L L E E Byron J. Stickle, 57, of Wauchula, passed awayThursday, July 31, 2014, atHardee Manor. Born May 9, 1957, in Wauchula, he was a lifelongresident of Hardee County.Byron had been a maintenanceworker and was of the Pente costal faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph B. Stickleand half-brothers, Elton O.Cowart and Harvey L. Cow art. Survivors include his mother, Frances C. Stickle ofWauchula; one son, ClaytonWade Stickle and wife Jen nifer of Bartow; one brother,Burton C. Stickle and wifeNita of San Antonio, Texas;one half-brother, Harmon E.Cowart and wife Laura ofArkansas; one sister, ElizabethA. Black of Brad-enton; twograndchildren, Payton Lynnand Makenzie Rose Stickle;and several nieces andnephews.Expressions of comfort maybe made at Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving MemoryL L E E O O N N A A R R D D P P E E R R R R Y Y T T A A Y Y L L O O R R J J R R . Leonard Perry Taylor Jr., 88, of Wauchula, passed awayFriday, Aug. 1, 2014, at hishome. Born on Feb. 28, 1926, in Lakeland, he came to HardeeCounty in 1936. Leonard wasa rancher andmerchant andserved in theArmy Air Forcefrom 1944 to1946. He attended First UnitedMethodist Church ofWauchula and graduated fromGeorgia Military College in1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Perryand Verna Ratliff Taylor; anddaughter, Donna AdelaideTaylor Fairchild. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joanne CarltonTaylor of Wauchula; onedaughter, Catharine T. Woodsand husband Prentis ofWauchula; three grandchil dren, Amanda Nicole Waddleand husband Brian, Clay D.Hartzog Jr. and wife Kim andLeonard L. Hartzog; andseven great-grandchildren. Graveside Services and burial were at 11 a.m., Tues day, Aug. 5, 2014, atWauchula Cemetery. The Rev.Danielle Upton officiated andMilitary Honors were pro vided by the American LegionPost #2. In lieu of flowers, the fam ily requests donations be madeto Good Shepherd Hospice,1110 Hammock Rd., Sebring,FL 33870, or to the charity ofone’s choice.Expressions of comfort maybe made at Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory In Memory MARGARITO CARRERA Margarito Carrera, age 70, of Wauchula, passed awayWednesday, July 23, 2014, inSebring. He was born June 10,1944, in Aguatibia de Pen jarmo, Mexico, and moved toHardee County in 1991 fromCalifornia. Margarito enjoyedplanting and landscaping andwas of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Con suelo Carrera and two broth ers, Ruben and Ben-jamin. Margarito is survived by his beloved wife, Maria Car-reraof Wauchula; two sons, JoseCarrera and wife Amanda ofWauchula and Jesus Carreraof Wauchula; two daughters,Ruth Sandoval and husbandAndres of California and Leti cia Padilla and husbandEmanuel of Wauchula; fourbrothers, Jose Luis Carrera ofMexico, Gerardo Carrera ofCalifor-nia, Carlos Carrera ofOcala and Juan Carrera ofBowling Green; one sister,Lucia Garcia of Mexico; eightgrandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mass was held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, in theChapel of Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home in Wauchula.Private burial followed atWauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula INFORMATION Roundup Church Offers Fun And Prayer Night A “Back To School Prayer Night” at Florida First As-sembly of God next Wed-nesday from 6 to 8 p.m. willfeature fun time for the chil dren as families gather to re ceive a time of blessing onthe county and its families.The first 150 children regis tered will receive a fullystocked back pack. There will be bounce houses, music, free haircuts,face painting, a puppet show,free food and door prizes foreveryone as the church at1397 S. Florida Ave., Wau-chula, gathers for a time ofprayer for the families,schools and faculty. Help Kids To Get School Supplies Everyone can help children be prepared by donatingschool supplies for Big Broth ers/Big Sisters of the SunCoast. Supplies needed aretwo-pocket folders, glue,crayons, notebooks, mark ers, pencils, pens, scissors,rulers, construction paper,calculators and similar items. Anyone bringing three or more of these to the Dunkin’Donuts, 1042 S. Sixth Ave.(U.S. 17 South), Wauchulathrough Friday, Aug. 15, willreceive a free hot or iced cof fee and a donut. 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August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate A man with 22 years of expe rience in firefighting has joinedHardee Fire-Rescue as its newdeputy fire chief. Dale R. Deleacaes, a 47-year old from Fort Myers, comes toHardee County with a variety ofexperience which began in1992. He and his wife are mov ing here. They are the parents ofthree adult children, a son andpair of daughters. Hardee Fire Chief James Still wagon was thrilled to have somehelp, especially since he was re cently named as Hardee CountyPublic Services director. “Now, I can devote more time there. It’s a blessing to haveDale aboard. He has 22 yearsgood experience and bringssome good, fresh ideas. Being ofsimilar age, I believe we’ll make a great team,” said Still-wagon. He said it was a lengthy process to “finally find the rightfit for the department and thecommunity. His mindset of ser vant leadership, public servicecomes first, is on the samewavelength as mine. He hit the ground running about threeweeks ago. He’s very supportiveof my direction and I’m ecstaticto have him aboard,” concludedStillwagon. Deleacaes and his family moved to the Fort Myers areafrom New Jersey when he wasfour years old. He started in thefire service as a volunteer in1992 in a department that was acombination of volunteer andpaid staff. After three years,there was an opening and he be came a full-time employee. In 1998 he was hired by the independent San Carlos Parkdistrict of South Fort Myers,where he remained until his re cent resignation. For the past 12years he has also been theelected fired commissioner forthe South Trail area of FortMyers. He is in his final year onthat board and is retiring from it. Deputy Fire Chief Chosen D D e e l l e e a a c c a a e e s s Apply online today at Email resumes to Desoto Memorial Hospital 900 N Robert Ave Arcadia, FL 34266 FX: 863-494-8400 Visit Us Online for Hospital Wide Career Opportunites H H O O S S P P I I T T A A L L DMH is seeking Registered Nurses for the following positions:95(2'$6.$0($,"$(, – 71, ** 9'$0 .7 0#( "$' !: 719:6.(,301$07(&'219$#30& 71 ,#(&'219;1:(&'219(&'2-31$3.$04(1-09--*:-+$$ *2'Other Career Opportunities at DMH Include:9--0#(, 2-0 1$ &$+$,2: 719:$,2$0-0 +(*7$ *2''71("( %%("$6.0$%$00$# 9.$$"''$0 .(12:-+$$ *2'9, **$1.(0 2-07'$0 .(126. 0$%$00$#cl8:7c 8:7c Munchkin & MeConsignment Shopnr4)6&9 "5$)5-"The Sign Shop & Moren4)6&9 "5$)5-"Across from Burger King Hwy. 17 South G G R R A A N N D D R R E E O O P P E E N N I I N N G G 1-"r" S S c c h h o o o o l l S S h h i i r r t t s s S S o o l l d d H H e e r r e e ! Come See Our New Locations Sales M EET I NG T H E C H A LL E NG ES F AC I NG T H E I SS U ES Momentum and Growth?ORGridlock and Finger-Pointing Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican f or Hardee County Commissioner District Two 17-30-3,27-++(11(-,$0 + !1-*32$*7"-++(22$#2-%-"31(,&-,5'-5$ 0$ 1 .$-.*$ ,#5' 25$" ,!$#-20312-30"-3,27$+.*-7$$1-30!0#1 ,# **5'0$5-0)(,&1-' 0#2-"0$ 2$ !$22$05 7-%*(%$#-/3$12(-, ,##-1$$)2'$ 2032'0 2'$02' ,03+-0 0$& 0#(,& **"-3,27+ 22$01 #-,;2!$*($4$(,%(,&$0.-(,2(,&(21-*4$1,-2'(,& 1)%-07-3013..-022-'$*.31)$$.2'$+-+$,23+Change is not easy ,#(2#-$1,;2"-+$% 122#-$1 "-+$5(2' Perseverance, Cooperation, Patience and Honesty Team work is the key to our success. r. Sue Birge Re-Elect You Decide! County Commissioner District 2 r.0-%6%02"/%11206&%#80)/2&&."/020..*33*0/&2*48 0' "5$)5-"*34 I have been a local realtor for the past 10 years and have enjoyed the "5$)5-""2&"'024)&-"348&"23 I would appreciate the chance to continue to represent you in the "5$)5-"*480..*33*0/ Early Voting August 11 23 Primary Election August 26 See You At The Polls FOR WAUCHULA CITY COMMISSION DISTRICT 6 ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS If you are moving orchanging your address,please let our subscrip tion department know assoon as possible so yourservice will not bedelayed. 863-773-3255 ABOUT ... Hardee Living 0#$$(4(,&.0(,217-30 ,$51-,.$-.*$"*3!1 ,#-0& ,(8 2(-,1(,"*3#(,&+$$2(,&13++ 0($1!(02'1"'(*#0$,;1 ,#1$,(-0"(2( 8$,1;!(02'# 71$,& &$ +$,215$##(,&11(*4$0-0&-*#$, ,,(4$01 0($1"'30"'$4$,21 ,#+(*(2 07 11(&, +$,21 -0+1 0$ 4 (* !*$ 2-30 -%%("$-0$,& &$+$,21 ,#5$##(,&1 .'-2-1'-3*#!$(,"*3#$# 3!*(" 2(-,(1%0$$-% "' 0&$-4$0 &$-%5$# #(,&1-4$02'0$$+-,2'1-*#5(**!$*(+(2$#2.'-2,#!0($% ,,-3,"$+$,2 $ #*(,$(1n.+-, '301# 7


6A The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS A project last week repositioned the F84 jet at the newly landscaped Ameri can Legion memorial site at U.S. 17 and Palmetto Street in Wauchula. Straps are attached (upper picture) as a crane prepares to raise the U.S. Air Force plane which once flew in Korea to its new position. It was obtained by the late Commander Ralph Rickels of the Wauchula Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron. Maintained by the adjacent Wa uchula American Legion Post #2, the vintage plane is now at a 13-degree banking (lower photo). The military f lags have been put in place. The pedestal is still to be re-painted, the plane pressure washed and a few other cosmetics com pleted before its dedication in November or December. TAKING OFF PHOTO BY MARLENE HYDE Always remember that big shots are well known for t heir cheap shots. –––––– When we’re young we live on love, but when we’re old we live on pills. –––––– My philosophy is don’t trust nobody until you catch ‘em being honest. But still keep an eye on ‘em cause it just might be a big act,because in today’s world that’s just what it is, an act. –––––– Indeed, friends may come and go, but enemies can last a life time. –––––– My good old neighbor Uncle Ben will turn 101 years old Tues day, and he’s worried to death because he has been drawing foodstamps for most of his first 100 years, but when he turns to the startof his second 100 years the government might cancel his food stampcard by saying he’s double dipping. –––––– I knew right away that she was falling out of love with me when she started hiding her pocketbook. It hurst. It really does. –––––– Never, I say never put off until tomorrow what you could put off for a week. –––––– Some of you remember the good old days of nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Some of you weren’t born yet, but those were thegolden years. Children’s stores would start out with “once upon atime” and they would end with “and they all live happily ever after.”For example, the Three Bears indeed had a few minor problems theyhad to work out but they did and they lived happily ever after. butlet us spin forward into today’s world with the hustle and bustle ofour times with the world spinning out of control and take anotherlook at the story of the Three Bears. The story will most likely startout with once upon a bumpy time and Momma and Poppa Bear havejust gone through a nasty divorce because of Poppa Bear’s alcoholproblems, cocaine and other female bears and they are now in a bit ter court battle over custody of Little Bear.Truman A. Thomas, 77, is an Avon Park resident with many friendsand associates in Hardee County. He is the father of Sherry Whiteof Wauchula, and is a retired salesman and former r adio disc jockey whose morning show topped the Nielsen Ratings. A self-described“little boy captive in an old man’s body,” he can be reached at 453-3589 or by writing 1098 Memorial Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. Jokes & Philosophies With A Little Dab Of Common Sense By Truman A. 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The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District (SWFWMD)announces the following publicmeeting to which all interestedpersons are invited:Southern Water Use CautionArea (SWUCA) Most ImpactedArea (MIA) Stakeholder Work group Meeting. Discus-sion isfocused on how to meet theminimum level set for the UpperFloridan aquifer to reduce therate of saltwater intrusion. All orpart of this meeting may be con ducted by means of communi cations media technology inorder to permit maximum partic ipation of Governing Boardmembers.DATE/TIME: Monday, August 18,2014; 10 a.m.PLACE: Sarasota Service Office,6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL34240Pursuant to the provision of theAmericans with Disabilities Act,any person requiring reasonableaccommodations to participate inthis workshop/meeting is asked toadvise the agency at least 5 daysbefore the workshop/meeting bycontacting SWFWMD's HumanResources Bureau Chief, 2379Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476(FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only)1-800-231-6103; or email to ADA any person decides to appealany decision made by theBoard/Committee with respect toany matter considered at thismeeting or hearing, he/she willneed to ensure that a verbatimrecord of the proceeding is made,which record includes the testi mony and evidence from whichthe appeal is to be issued. For more information, you maycontact: SWUCA.Recovery@-wa; 1(800)423-1476(FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4422(Ad Order EXE0334) 8:7c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a regular qu arterly Police Pension Meeting Monday, August, 11, 2014 at 5:45pm, or as soo n thereafter as it rea sonably can be held. 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 Keith Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 8:7c Continuum Lab Review Proceeds most exactly nine months afterthe board voted to begin theprocess last Decem-ber. What started out as an audit, then changed to an “agreed uponprocedure” and then changed toan “examination” should beready for the IDA’s review at its September meeting, a represen tative from the accounting firmtold the board at its July meet ing. Trisha Floyd, who is repre senting CliftonLarsonAllen outof Lakeland, said so far the re view to date has totaled $25,000and she expects it to take an ad ditional $10,000 to complete thework. Floyd said she is waiting on additional information fromContinuum Labs, which she saidhas been hard to get at times, be fore she can finish the work. The firm is looking at a selec tion of 25 percent of the draw re quests the company made to theboard for reimbursement. Theseven draw requests representabout 42 percent of the $7.25million in grant money the com pany has received since October2011. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The financial review of Con tinuum Labs to validate its drawrequests, expenses and compli ance with its contract with theIndustrial Develop-ment Au thority should be completed al


August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A DONORSContinued From 1A 25. They show a campaign spend ing battle being waged betweenCounty Commission District 2incumbent Sue Birge and chal lenger Judy Wilson, with Birgehaving the most money at herdisposal. The third candidate inthat race, Daniel Graham, has alight war chest and has yet tofully open it. Holding the spending record, for now, is Russell Melendy inthe County Commission Dis-trict 4 race. He has spent morethan four times as much as in cumbent Grady Johnson. Healso has three times more moneyavailable to him. While the County Commis sion candidates duke it out onthe battlefield, School Boardcandidates report frugal, if any,campaign spending – barelyenough for a financial fray. Eventhe incumbents are keeping theirhands in their pockets as theymanage their campaigns. But the only candidate who has no money for the campaigntrail, and hasn’t spent any, isDistrict 4 challenger EugeniaLarsen. Incumbent Jan Platt so far has put about $100 into her re-elec tion bid. Her other opponent,Garry McWhorter, has spentnearly $400 in his attempt to un seat Platt. For District 1, challenger An drew Smith shows the higheramount of spending to try tosway votes, about two times thatof incumbent Paul Samuels. As early voting begins and Primary Election day drawsnearer, however, war chests mayoverflow and spill their mone tary contents as candidates try towin over voters. For now, the campaigns and their donors are as follows:Sue Birge— Treasurer: SelfContributions: $8,800Expenditures: $6,738Donors: Alan Jay Ford, corporation, Sebring, $500. Cooper’s Wayside Flowers, corporation, Wauchula, $250. RGC Heartland Properties LLC, Wauchula, $500 Earl & Diana Smith, individ uals, Bowling Green, $100 Joe H. Jones, individual, Bowling Green, $50 John O’Neal, individual, Wauchula, $50 David Singletary, corporation, $250 GRS Consulting, individual, Wellington, $500 Monica Reas, individual, Wauchula, $100 Dennis Ford, individual, Lakeland, $100 Charles Grimsley, individual, Zolfo Springs, $500 Zee Smith, individual, Wauchula, $100 Norm Nickerson, individual, Wauchula, $100 Jim See Jr., individual, Wauchula, $100 Melony Bell, individual, Fort Meade, $100 Barbara Carlton, individual, Wauchula, $500 Acreage Consultants, busi ness, Wauchula, $200 Lavon Cobb, individual, Wauchula, $100 John & Beth Gill, individuals, Wauchula, $100 Denise Grimsley, unspecified, Tallahassee, $500 Frank Mancini, individual, Wauchula, $200 Carl Simmons, individual, Wauchula, $150 Clayton & Faye Evers, indi viduals, Wauchula, $100 Carl Saunders, individual, Wauchula, $100 Lory Durrance, individual, Ona, $500 Edwin C. Pigman, individual, Avon Park, $1,000 Darlene Pigman, individual, Avon Park, $1,000 Doris Lambert, individual, Wauchula, $100 Denise Grimsley, senator, $500 Self, open account, loan, $100 Judy J.Wilson – Treasurer: Pamela M. Belflower Contributions: $4,620Expenditures: $4,327Donors:John Gibney, individual, Wauchula, $50. Virginia Brown, individual, Wauchula, $100 Rhonda Cole, individual, Wauchula, $100 Michael Smeal, individual, Lake Wales, $50 Donald Samuels, individual, Bowling Green, $200 Frank Kirkland, individual, Bowling Green, $100 Bruce Douglas, individual, Port Charlotte, $50 Bobby Douglas, individual, Port Charlotte, $50 Carl Weis, individual, Wauchula, $50 Rebecca Stephens, individual, Bowling Green, $300 Janie Arnold, individual, Bowling Green, $160 Jack Strickland, individual, Wauchula, $100 Pam Lovett, individual, Wauchula, $50 John Terrell, individual, Wauchula, $100 Horst Witschonke, individual, Ona, $300 Charles Cannon, individual, Wauchula, $500 F.L. Revell, individual, Wauchula, $100 Robert Cole, individual, Wauchula, $500 Virginia Brown, individual, Wauchula, $100 Jack Smith, individual, Zolfo Springs, $100 Henry Kuhlman, individual, Bowling Green, $500 Joe L. Davis Sr., individual, Wauchula, $200 William Lovett, individual, Wauchula, $40 Ross Hendry, individual, Wauchula, $50 Susan Hendry, individual, Wauchula, $50 Wendell Cotton, individual, $10 June Pewterbaugh, individual, Arcadia, $10 Jim Platt, individual, Wauchula, $50 Melissa Platt, individual, Wauchula, $50 Self, open account, loan, $600 Daniel A. Graham— Treasurer: Jean GrahamContributions: $500Expenditures: $359.32Donors:Self, account loan, $300Self, open account, loan, $200 Grady Johnson— Treasurer: Patricia JohnsonContributions: $4,350Expenditures: $2,511Donors: William Kirkland, individual, Bowling Green, $100 Jack & Carlynne Smith, indi viduals, Zolfo Springs, $300 John Terrell, individual, Wauchula, $100 John Roy Gough, individual, Wauchula, $500 Linda Clark, individual, Wauchula, $500 Gloria Harrod, individual, Zolfo Springs, $300 Horst & Maria Witschonke, individuals, Ona, $300 Virginia Brown, individual, Wauchula, $250 Robert & Rhonda Cole, indi viduals, Wauchula, $500 Charles H. Cannon, individ ual, Wauchula, $500 Self, open account, loan, $1,000Russell A. Melendy— Treasurer: SelfContributions: $12,400Expenditures: $10,173Donors:Gayle Palmer, individual, Bowling Green, $200 Cooper’s Wayside Flowers, business, Wauchula, $250 Carl Simmons, individual, Wauchula, $500 Doris Lambert, individual, Wauchula, $100 David Singletary, individual, Wauchula, $500 Ben Hill Griffin, business, Frostproof, $500 Stephen Hendrix, individual, Bartow, $50 Felicity Hendrix, individual, Bartow, $50 Stephen Hendrix, individual, Bartow, $50 Lilyann Hendrix, individual, Bartow, $50 Doyle Carlton III, individual, Wauchula, $500 Farr Groves LLC, business, Wauchula, $250 Walter S. Farr, business, Wauchula, $250 Hardee Petroleum Co., busi ness, Wauchula, $250 Minor L. Bryant, individual, Bowling Green, $100 Lloyd McGee, individual, Ar cadia, $50 Dallas Gross, individual, Lake Placid, $50 Taylor Chiszar, individual, Lake Placid, $50 Debra H. Carlton, individual, Wauchula, $500 Ronald C. Jansen Jr., individ ual, Sarasota, $500 Nicole B. Drake, individual, Bowling Green, $100 Myles Albritton, individual, Bowling Green, $50 Anitia Albritton, individual, Bowling Green, $50 Matt Scott, individual, Wauchula, $50 Charles R. Stevens Jr., indi vidual, Zolfo Springs, $250 C&B Cattle, business, Wauchula, $250 Brian Alexy, individual, Wauchula, $50 Kim Alexy, individual, Wauchula, $50 Charles Adams III, individual, Ona, $50 Clinton Wright, individual, Ona, $50 Chapman Fruit Co., business, Wauchula, $500 Charles S. Cullens, individual, Sebring, $200 Jerry Melendy Jr., individual, Sebring, $500 John O’Neal, individual, Wauchula, $50 Thomas Trevino, individual, Wauchula, $100 James See, individual, Wauchula, $200 Charles Grimsley, individual, Zolfo Springs, $500 RGC Heartland Properties, business, Wauchula, $500 Claude Saunders, individual, Wauchula, $100 Stanley Pelham, individual, Wauchula, $250 Jerry Melendy Jr., individual, Sebring, $500 Barbara Carlton, individual, Wauchula, $500 Joe L. Davis Jr., individual, Wauchula, $250 Joe L. Davis Sr., individual, Wauchula, $250Paul Samuels— Treasurer: Jamie M. DavisContributions: $1,100Expenditures: $581Donors:Self, in-kind, postage, $68Self, in-kind, postage, $34 Self, loan, $1,000Self, open account, loan, $100 Andrew Smith— Treasurer: Stephanie SmithContributions: $1,250Expenditures: $1,224Donors:Self, loan, $250Self, open account, loan, $1,000Janice Platt— Treasurer: Jaime Platt Carnley Contributions: $700Expenditures: $103Donors:John B. and Jan Platt, selfloan, $200 John B. and Jan Platt, selfloan, $500Eugenia Larsen— Treasurer: SelfContributions: 0Expenditures: 0Donors:None Garry McWhorter— Treasurer: SelfContributions: $550Expenditures: $387Donors:Ace Vision Hardware, $500Larry Son, business, Wauchula, $50DISMISSEDContinued From 1A ness venture,” the report dis missing the complaint stated. It went on to conclude “there is no probable cause to believethe Respondent violated Section112.3134(2) by voting on a mat ter that inured his, his brother’s,and/or his business associate’sspecial private gain.” Albritton said Tuesday after noon he was relieved by the rul ing but not surprised. “From the beginning I knew I had not done anything unethi cal,” he said. He said it is now time for the county to pull together and con tinue to focus on creating jobs. Albritton said he has no ill will toward Kuhlman for filingthe complaint against him, and itwill not affect his focus to helpthe community by gettingneeded resources here while hecontinues his service in the Leg islature. The accusations against Grant were dismissed under the samefindings as Albritton’s. Grant was quoted by The Tampa Tribune as saying he“welcomed the investigation andfully expected the finding.” “Nobody did anything but for the benefit of Hardee Countyand for health care as a whole,”he said. Kuhlman said the odds are against the complainants whenfiling ethics violations inFlorida, except in specific viola tions of direct voting conflictsand public money going to apublic official. He said his complaints against Birge, Albritton andGrant are hard to prove, but hefeels ethical violations did occurregardless of the ruling. Kuhlman said he also has pending ethics complaintsagainst County CommissionerRick Knight, IDA Executive Di rector Bill Lambert, former IDAmembers Joe Albritton and RickJustice and current IDA mem bers Jim See and Lory Durrance. Florida Statutes, by engaging in a course of conduct to benefitherself and her son.” It also cleared Birge of violat ing Section 112.3134 of theFlorida Statutes by voting onmatters that resulted in her orher son’s special gain, and dis missed the complaint. Birge said Monday she was relieved the questions surround ing her have been brought to aclose. “Citizens in Hardee County can know that an independentset of eyes looked at the com plaint and found no basis for it,”she said. “I want us to move forward together to get back to the busi ness of improving this commu nity,” Birge concluded. Albritton and Grant faced the same accusations over their in volvement in LifeSync and vot ing to lower the phosphateseverance tax in 2012. Kuhlman alleged the state representatives misused theirpublic positions to influence theIDA to fund a grant award fortheir personal business venture. Grant was the CEO of Life Sync and Albritton had an agree ment to potentially own part ofthe company, but never executedthe contract and said he hasnever received any money fromthe company. Since the grant money came from Mosaic as part of an agree ment when the South FortMeade Mine extension wasawarded, the legislators alsofaced a voting conflict allegationas both had voted to lower theseverance tax phosphate compa nies pay in 2012. “There is no probable cause to believe the Respondent(Albritton), as a member of theFlorida House of Represen-tatives, violated Section112.313(6), Florida Statutes, byusing his public position to ben efit a company that funded agrant award to his personal busi 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 YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!CNancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 CITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redeve lopment Agency (the Board) will hold the regular scheduled meeting Monday, August 11, 2014 immediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 S. 7th Avenue or 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 Board hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re spect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will ne ed a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbati m record of the proceed ing is made, which record includes the testimony and eviden ce upon which the appeal is to be based. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual ’s disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board’s f unctions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its p rograms or activities. Any one 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/Keith NadaskayChairmanCommunity Redevelopment Agency ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 8:7c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a General Emp loyee Pen sion Meeting Monday August 11, 2014, during the regu lar scheduled City Commission Meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m. 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 Keith Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 8:7c NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public meet ing and public hearing to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and anInterlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Hend ry County, Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, Lee County, Florida; an d Marion County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be hel d at 1:00 p.m. on September 18, 2014 at West Pasco Government Center Commission Chambers locat ed at 7530 Little Road New Port Richey, Florida 34654. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the water and wastewater systems of Aqua Unified Utility System (former Aqua Utili ties) and the FGUA General Fund annual operating budget. All customers of the FGUA, aff ected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an op portunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital imp rovement programs and to file written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides t o appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, suc h person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing speci al accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least two business days prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA 8:7,14c


8A The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 soc8:7c PFMan, LLC Invites the community to our Open House rr nn We look forward to showing you our factory, state of the art milling machines and robotics Refreshments to be served. CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled meeting Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:00pm, or as soon there after as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue o r The meeting 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 Keith Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 8:7c 8:7c 8:7tfc SERVING HARDEE COUNTY 5 YEARS Screen Repair and Pressure Washing #&(!%##&% #&(!%+)##&%) #&(!%+!####&%)nr .+(!*!!(##&% .&&# $!##!,(.&$'#*&,(&+%&&#") .&$'#*!%&&,(&+%&&#+''#!) Don’t Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102or email 8:7c Also...The Perseids Meteor Shower period will be takingplace so we may see some nice shooting stars! $25 Friday, August 8thF F U U L L L L M M O O O O N N P P A A D D D D L L E EBoat Rental & Shuttle Service r n Meet at: Main Street Grille & Pub Downtown Wauchula @ 7 pm for dinner & intros *Weather Permitting COURTESY PHOTOS This summer’s challenge atthe public library was tohave the children of HardeeCounty read more than1,000 books from the li brary’s shelves. Localyoungsters met that chal lenge! Shown above arethe girls who helped putthe total over the 1,000mark, (from left) LeahJudah, Tara and ClaraNicholson, and Elyon Cao.Meanwhile, Obed Gon-zalez, a fourth grader whoattends Wauchula Elemen-tary School, is the first childto complete all 15 SunshineState Young ReadersAward Books. He is pic tured below. READING GOAL-GETTERS!


B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, August 7, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Learning just two days before his fight that it would be a titleshot just gave Bowling Greenboxer Daniel Lozano that muchmore incentive. Lozano ended the scheduled 10-round Friday night bout withan eighth-round TKO and se cured the World Boxing Organ ization interim Latino SuperFlyweight title. What that belt means is that Lozano is just a step away frombeing the flyweight world cham pion. If the Latino world cham pion Omar Andres Narvaez, 38,of Buenos Aires, Argentina,fails for any reason to fulfill thetitle obligations he won May 17,Lozano would automatically be come the WBO world cham pion. Lozano, just 24, hopes he will have a title shot against Narvaez,who carries a 42-1-2, 20 KOsrecord. But, with a record of 12-1, 9 KOs and just returning tothe ring after a bit of a layoff fol lowing his spring loss toMatthew “Mighty” Villanueva,Lozano realizes he will probablyhave a couple of tune-up boutsbefore a title shot. The Bowling Green boxer, nicknamed “El Alacran,” re-cently signed a two-year con tract with All-Star Promotions,which guarantees him at least three bouts a year. That beganwith the Friday night shotagainst Antonio “El Tostado”Garcia (13-2, 6 KOs,) who hadpreviously lost to Narvaez. Tentative pairings are against Johnathan Vidal, (19-1) whoalso fought, but lost to Garcia,the boxer Lozano beat on Fridaynight. Whoever is his opponentwill have to face Lozano on Oct.3 in another fight at the A LaCarte Pavilion in Tampa, alsotelevised live on Boxeo Telemu ndo. In an interview on Monday, Lozano was upbeat about hisFriday night win. He describedit as a tough fight but felt he hadcarried the first seven rounds.He landed a right hook in thethird round but after a body shotat the beltline, Garcia went to hisknees claiming a low blow.When he got up he hit Lozanowith an overhead right whichstunned him for a few seconds. Recovering, Lozano contin ued the body work and jab andalmost dropped Garcia in thefourth round. Wearing his oppo nent down with hard body shots,Lozano was looking to hit on hisleft hook, but Garcia kept him atbay. So, Lozano went to the over hand right and dropped Garciafor the first time early in theeighth round. When he got up,he elected to go toe-to-toe against Lozano, who thencaught him with two righthooks, dropping him again andagain before the referee stoppedthe bout at the 2:12 mark inround eight. Another Hardee County boxer was also successful on Fridaynight. Toribio “Tori” Ramirez(2-1) bounced back from hisMarch loss to Bryan Resto totake on Cesar Cisneros (4-6-2)in a four-round bout. Ramirez recently began train ing at the St. Petersburg Gymunder Dan Birmingham, two-time trainer of the year who ledKeith “One Time” Thurman tothe Interim WBO Welterweightchampionship. The Wauchula boxer felt he used his boxing ability and skillsto negate those of Cisneros, whousually boxes at lightweight(135 pounds) to take this 126-pound featherweight bout.Ramirez was not intimidated bythe larger, stronger Cisneros thathe had to counter most of thefight. When it was over, it was ap parent Ramirez had the fasterhands and boxing ability to carrythe fight. Judges gave him the40-36, 39-27, 40-36 unanimousdecision. Ramirez also returns to the A La Carte Pavilion on Oct. 3 foranother bout. His opponent hasnot yet been named. Lozano Claims World Title COURTESY PHOTO The referee raises the hand of Bowling Green boxer Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano af ter his TKO win on Friday night. His father, and trainer, Daniel Lozano to his right shares the victorious moment. 8:7c C CITIZENS for ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY and SERVICE of Hardee, INC ENDORSE GRADY JOHNSON FOR RE-ELECTION COUNTY COMMISSION DIST IV and JUDY WILSON FOR COUNTY COMMISSION DIST 2 These two seats are of utmost importance to set our county on the right path. Please help us put ethics and integrity back on the Board of County Commission. Pd Pol Adv pd for and approved by CATS of Hardee, INC., Pam Belfower, treasurer. HERE’S THE BEEF, FROMFlorida Statute 125.74(1) (County Administrator; Powers and Dut ies) ( ( a a ) ) Administer a a n n d d c c a a r r r r y y o o u u t t t t h h e e d d i i r r e e c c t t i i v v e e s s a a n n d d p p o o l l i i c c i i e e s s o o f f t t h h e e b b o o a a r r d d o o f f c c o o u u n n t t y y c c o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n e e r r s s a a n n d d e e n n f f o o r r c c e e a a l l l l o o r r d d e e r r s s , r r e e s s o o l l u u t t i i o o n n s s , o o r r d d i i n n a a n n c c e e s s , a a n n d d r r e e g g u u l l a a t t i i o o n n s s o o f f t t h h e e b b o o a a r r d d t t o o a a s s s s u u r r e e t t h h a a t t t t h h e e y y a a r r e e f f a a i i t t h h f f u u l l l l y y e e x x e e c c u u t t e e d d . 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T T h h e e r r e e i i s s h h a a r r d d e e v v i i d d e e n n c c e e t t h h a a t t o o u u r r c c u u r r r r e e n n t t C C o o u u n n t t y y M M a a n n a a g g e e r r i i s s n n o o t t h h e e l l d d a a c c c c o o u u n n t t a a b b l l e e t t o o t t h h e e s s e e s s t t a a t t u u t t o o r r y y d d u u t t i i e e s s b b y y t t h h e e m m a a j j o o r r i i t t y y o o f f t t h h e e B B o o a a r r d d o o f f C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n e e r r s s . A A s s y y o o u u r r C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n e e r r , I I a a m m c c e e r r t t a a i i n n t t h h a a t t a a s s o o l l u u t t i i o o n n w w i i l l l l o o n n l l y y c c o o m m e e w w i i t t h h n n e e w w l l e e a a d d e e r r s s h h i i p p i i n n m m a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t a a n n d d l l e e g g a a l l c c o o u u n n s s e e l l . T T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y M M a a n n a a g g e e r r a a n n d d t t h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y A A t t t t o o r r n n e e y y h h a a v v e e t t h h e e s s t t a a t t u u t t o o r r y y d d u u t t y y t t o o k k e e e e p p t t h h e e b b o o a a r r d d f f u u l l l l y y i i n n f f o o r r m m e e d d o o f f t t h h e e f f a a c c t t s s a a n n d d l l e e g g a a l l i i t t y y o o f f a a l l l l m m a a t t t t e e r r s s t t h h a a t t c c o o m m e e b b e e f f o o r r e e t t h h e e m m . C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n e e r r s s a a r r e e e e l l e e c c t t e e d d t t o o b b e e s s t t e e w w a a r r d d s s o o f f y y o o u u r r t t a a x x d d o o l l l l a a r r s s . T T h h a a t t t t a a s s k k i i s s a a l l l l b b u u t t i i m m p p o o s s s s i i b b l l e e d d u u e e t t o o m m i i s s i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n , t t o o o o l l i i t t t t l l e e i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n , o o r r n n o o i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n . C C o o n n t t i i n n u u i i n n g g t t o o a a l l l l o o w w t t h h e e c c u u r r r r e e n n t t b b o o a a r r d d t t o o r r e e m m a a i i n n “ “ i i n n t t h h e e d d a a r r k k ” ” i i s s n n o o t t a a v v i i a a b b l l e e o o p p t t i i o o n n . T T h h o o s s e e o o v v e e r r l l o o o o k k e e d d , i i g g n n o o r r e e d d , f f o o r r g g o o t t t t e e n n , s s h h e e l l v v e e d d o o r r b b u u r r i i e e d d i i s s s s u u e e s s w w i i l l l l n n e e v v e e r r b b e e b b r r o o u u g g h h t t t t o o l l i i g g h h t t a a n n d d p p u u t t t t o o r r e e s s t t . 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2B The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 —Hardee Living— COURTESY PHOTO Pastor Danielle Upton with her childhood pastor, JohnPowers, and baby Ian. Danielle Upton, the pastor of five years at First United Meth-odist Church of Wauchula, hasbeen commissioned as a provi sional elder. The commissioning ceremony took place on June 13 during thedenomination’s annual confer ence in Lakeland. Upton was among a number of other individuals fromthroughout Florida being li censed, commissioned or or dained. In order to achieve this step in the ordination process, Uptonhad to submit extensive paper work and undergo a number ofinterviews both at the districtand conference levels.“This wasquite the task, however the ex perience truly allowed me togrow in my relationship withChrist and in my ability to betterserve the church,” she says. During the service, the confer ence celebrated by sharing in atime of worship, hearing a spo ken word, and recognizing eachof the candidates. “One piecethat was most impactful,” Uptonshared, “was being around myfellow colleagues as we wor shiped together. ‘It will be my joy to say, Your will Your way!’As we sang those words I wasinspired like never before for thefuture of the United MethodistChurch and the Kingdom ofGod.” Another important element of the service was the supportUpton received from her family,mentors and church congre gants. She says she was humbled to celebrate this time with the sup port pastor, the Rev. ChristyHolden; the district superintend ent, the Rev. Rini Hernandez;and her childhood pastor, theRev. John Powers. These men tors were influential in her suc cess as she moved towardanswering God’s call on her life. Upton offered special grati tude to the many individualsfrom First United MethodistChurch of Wauchula who cameto support her in Lakeland. The Methodist Church has been encouraging to Uptonthroughout the process of ordi nation, and she says she couldn’tbe more grateful for her churchfamily in Wauchula. “You all area blessing in my life!” Upton de clares. Methodists Commission Upton As Provisional Elder COURTESY PHOTO Two $5,000 scholarships were given in the memory ofRichard L. "Dick" Spader, former American Angus Associ ation executive vice president, at the 2014 National JuniorAngus Show Awards Ceremony on July 11 in Indianapolis,Ind. Pictured (from left) are Destiny McCauley of BowlingGreen, recipient; Sheri Spader, presenting; and EvanWoodbury of Quenemo, Kansas, recipient. Since 1998, theAngus Foundation has awarded more than $2.1 million inundergraduate and graduate scholarships to Angusyouth. SCHOLARSHIP WINNER COURTESY PHOTO Rick Justice was the winner of the Project Graduation2014 rifle raffle. He won this Bushmaster AR15 when hisname was drawn at Benchcrest Shooters in Zolfo Springs.The drawing took place June 6, prior to Hardee SeniorHigh School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 7.The raffle brought in more than $3,000 to add to themoney already raised throughout the 2013-14 schoolyear. Using it, Project Graduation was able to treat theSenior Class to an evening at Wet'n Wild in Orlando, viachartered buses. Each senior also received a cash prizeand a monogrammed beach towel for participating inProject Graduation 2014. RIFLEMAN! VOTE August 26!!Political advertisment paid for & approved by Russell Melendy, Republican, for Hardee County Commission, District 4 8:7p PAUL’SSMALLENGINEREPAIR 829 BOSTICKRD1OWLINGGREENRoad Runs Beside Torrey Oak Golf Course1.3 miles off Hwy 17773-44008:7c Don’t wait two weeks to get your mower fixed.We will have it back to you quickly!Some cases, same day!Come see us for our fast & friendly services! 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August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B Sailfish hold a special place in many hearts. Whether a Florida resident or visitor has admired a replica ofthe beautiful fish while waitingfor a fresh-caught meal at a localrestaurant or felt his blood pumpas one leapt into the air on theother end of a fishing line, thefish known for its tall “sail-like”dorsal fin is a Florida icon. Though you can find the highly migratory species inwarm offshore waters aroundthe globe, sailfish are so abun dant off the coast of Florida andso popular with people, it wasmade the state’s official saltwa ter fish in 1975. Between its aesthetic beauty and its penchant for fighting,sailfish are a recreational fa vorite. Like bonefish or tarpon, two of Florida’s other iconic fishes,the sailfish has a higher value asa recreational catch-and-releasespecies than it does as a com mercial food fish. The meat istough and is rarely eaten unlesssmoked. I sat down with co-worker Justin Lerner, a biologist andsailfish fan, to find out a littlemore about the appeal of fishingfor sailfish. “It’s very exciting fishing, es pecially when using a kite,”Lerner said, describing a fishingmethod where an actual kite isused to dangle bait at the top ofthe water, enticing the sailfish totake the bait right before youreyes. “It is avery fast,very acro batic fishwith a lot ofenergy.” Lerner caught hisfirst sailfish in 2000 on an off shore charter trip and was in stantly hooked! (My apologiesfor the pun.) While they are typically caught in water 80to 240-feetdeep, sailfish, unlike other bill fish, can be found in fairly shal low water and, though notcommon, have even been caughtoff piers in South Florida and inthe northern Gulf of Mexiconear Panama City. Look for color changes in the water, Lerner said, and fishalong them. When the watergoes from an inshore green to adeep blue, you are in the rightspot. Sailfish can be caught in every region of Florida, but theyare more abundant in SouthFlorida in the colder months, from October through March.“Cold fronts drive bait south,and fish run an interception,”Lerner said. In areas of North Florida and the Panhandle, such as Panama City, they aremore abun dant duringthe summerand fallmonths.There is a recreational bag limit of onebillfish per person. Billfish in cludes blue marlin, white mar lin, roundscale spearfish andsailfish. This means you cancatch and keep one only billfishspecies per person, per day.There is no daily bag limit infederal waters for sailfish. While technique varies, one of the most popular ways tocatch them is by kite fishingwith live bait, usually goggleeyes or blue runners. Other pop ular techniques are slow trollingwith live ballyhoo, or trollingwith hookless bait and teasersand casting to fish as they ap pear in the trolling spread. Otherpopular live baits are threadfinherring and pilchards. Hooked a sailfish?Once you get your fish to the boat, use caution. The long andpointed bill can be dangerouswhen attempting to unhook thefish. Lerner suggests holding thefish in the water by the bill whileunhooking. Another option iscutting the line as close to thefish as possible. When release is your inten tion, leave the fish in the waterat all times. Removing large fishfrom the water can cause inter nal damage to the fish and de crease its chances of survival. Inall federal waters off Florida, asailfish must remain in the waterif you intend to release it. While the species fights hard, it can tire and may need to be re vived if you plan on releasingthe fish. Use the appropriatetackle to shorten the amount oftime it takes to bring your catchto your vessel. You can revive asailfish by pointing its head intothe current or pulling the fishthrough the current while theboat is moving slowly. Thispushes water over the gills. While most sailfish are caught and then released, if youplan on keeping yours, the sail fish caught in state or federalwaters must be larger than 63inches when measured from theend of the lower jaw to wherethe tail splits, also known as thefork. All sailfish and other billfish caught in state and federal wa ters that are taken to shore orlanded must be reported toNOAA Fisheries within 24hours by calling (800) 894-5528or visiting the HMS permitswebsite at and selecting “Land ing Reports.”Learn more about billfish, in cluding sailfish, by and click ing on “Saltwater,” “Rec-reational Regulations” and“Highly Migratory Species.”This column hopes to help recre ational anglers understand com plex saltwater regulations andlearn more about saltwater fish ing opportunities. Alan Peirce isavailable to answer questions byphone or e-mail anytime. Con tact the Fish & Wildlife Com mis-sion’s Regulatory Outreachsubsection at (850) 487-0554 ore-mail Alan.Peirce@MyFWC.-com. Sailfish: State’s Saltwater Icon COURTESY PHOTO The high-energy sailfish is a recreational fisherman’s favorite. It was named the state’s official saltwater fish in 1975. The Florida State Fair Authority has announced its elec tion of officers for the 2014-15Board of Directors. The new slate of officers includes Linda Syfrett of Okee-chobee, re-elected as treasurer;John T. “Jack” Vogel of San An tonio, elected secretary; andRobert M. Thomas of Thono-tosassa, re-elected as vice chair man. Doyle E. Carlton III of Wauchula was re-elected aschairman of the board. Elections for officers are held annually, and the Fair Author ity’s 19 board members serve afour-year term. “I am very honored to have been re-elected and to be able toreturn as chair,” says Carlton.“The Fair Authority has manygreat things in store this year.” Newly appointed to the board this year is youth member Vic toria Harris of Plant City. Vic toria is state secretary for theFlorida Future Farmers of Amer ica, and will hold a non-votingposition. As the state fairground’s gov erning body, the Florida StateFair Authority operates underthe direction of the Florida De partment of Agriculture & Con sumer Services and the Board ofDirectors. It is committed to agriculture, education and community serv ice with a focus on new oppor tunities. It operates strictly fromrevenues generated from the an nual State Fair and other eventsthroughout the year; it does notreceive any public monies or an nual tax appropriations. Carlton Re-Elected As State Fair Chairman Daniel A.GrahamforHardee County CommissionDistrict 2 $!! $" $n # Qualifications: r!# "n #!!# NO BIG SIGNS NO BIG ADS Only A BIG DESIRETo Serve Hardee County Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Daniel Graham, Republican for Hardee county Commissioner District Two "!##!!#


4B The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 AGAPE, Cutting Edge Ministries Give Free Food To 287 Families The AGAPE Food Bank of Catholic Charities of CentralFlorida, part of Florida Associa tion of Food Banks and FeedingAmerica, partnered with CuttingEdge Ministries to give food outto 287 families on Wednesday,July 23 in Zolfo Springs. Therewere 41 volunteers from variousgroups, organizations and chur-ches who helped with this Mo bile Pantry effort. The food products given out included ham, turkey, roast beef and assorted luncheon meats, aswell as potatoes, green leafyveggies, cantaloupe, avocados,small salad bowls, fruit cups orsliced watermelon, varioussnacks, crackers, breads, rolls,and desserts. Bishop Wendell G. Smith, pastor of Faith Temple Churchof God, is the director of CuttingEdge Ministries, which givesout food every Tuesday and Fri day from 10 to 3 at 3059 ElmStreet in Zolfo Springs. PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech Phone (863) 781-9720 soc8:7c I N H OME S ERVICE ~Thank You~ The family of Robert “Bob” Byrd would like to thank everyone whocalled, sent donations, flowers,food, or came by to visit. We would especially like to thank Dr. Medalle, Good ShepardHospice, Oak Grove BaptistChurch, Ponger-Kays Grady FuneralHome and all the wonderful people who went above and be-yond to make our loss less painful. There was such an outpouring of love and help in our communityand we are very proud to callHardee home. soc8:7p Call today for a free estimate!%%'(.&$'(.'$(863-414-8333 8:7-21cLicensed & Insured %""-,$&')-$"" !-'' HWY%*).n'%(('%# %"(()*'$) SUPER MATTCoin LaundryLarge Washers & DryersUp To 125 lbs. WashersSPECIAL/ESPECIALMONDAY-FRIDAY6AM-6PM$N NO O R R M M A A L L/ / N NO O R R M M A A L L E E N N T T E ES SP P E E C C I I A A L L/ / E ES S P P E E C C I I A A L L$ $2 25 5 0 0D DO O U UB BL L E E/ / D DO OB BL L E E$ $ 2 2 $ $4 4 0 0 0 0M MA A X X/ / M MA A X X I I$ $2 2 $ $6 60 0 0 0L LA A R RG GE E/ / R R A A N N D D E E$ $3 3 $ $7 7 0 0 0 0S SU U P P E E R R/ / R R A A N N D D E E$ $3 3 5:19tfc nrr 4:3-3:26,2015c !#" Please join us as we induct George Heine, Jr. and Don Herndon Saturday, the twenty-third of August two thousand fourteen at six-thirty in the evening Wauchula Elementary School’s Bobcat Den 400 South Florida Ave. Wauchula, Florida rr 204 N 6th Avenue, Wauchula 863-773-4101 Limited Seating Available Individual Tickets for dinner and ceremony ($50 each) Table Sponsorship ($500) Event Sponsorship ($1000) Hardee Athletic Foundation’s 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony soc7:31,8:7c Know What’s Coming? Read The Great Controversy by E.G. WhiteDownload a free copy of The Great Controversy. Available in both audio and visual or write to The Great Controversy P.O. Box 2385, Wauchula, FL 33873 8:7-21p


August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B 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 transportation committee of the Florida Citrus Commis-sion has under study at this timea proposed resolution whichwould designate the Growers &Shippers League of Florida as anagent of the commission in han dling any transportation ratematters which may arise in thefuture. This committee, headedby Harry D. Ulmer, is expectedto make its report to the com mission in the near future. ––––– Appointment by Secretary Wallace of three farmers to as sist in carrying out the tenantpurchase program of the FarmSecurity Administration inHardee county was announcedtoday by Ross V. Swartsel,county FSA supervisor. ––––– With a full schedule of games played during the week, the citydiamond ball race remainedclose and exciting with SteffensGrocery holding the lead by aslight margin. During the weekthe standing may be shifted allthe way from top to bottom ac cording to which teams win. TheLions, leaders during the firsthalf, find themselves at presentat the bottom of the list in leaguestanding. 50 YEARS AGO The mammoth being exca vated on Hickey Branch proba bly roamed this section ofFlorida from 10,000 to 50,000years ago. ––––– Victor Irby, temporary chair man of the Hardee County ParkCommittee, announced that sev eral freight-car loads of gravelhad arrived Wednesday for usein constructing a parking lot atthe county park on Peace River. ––––– Fourteen German students and their American hosts willvisit Wauchula Wednesday, Aug.12, for a firsthand look at orangegroves and a citrus processingplant. 2 5 YEARS AGO Health officials here issued a Hepatitis A alert Monday afterseven cases of the disease werereported in July. Hepatitis A is ahighly contagious disease. Sofar, the Health Department hasbeen unable to pinpoint the ori gin of the illness. ––––– The state Department of Envi ronmental Regulation has filed alawsuit against Bowling GreenEnterprises Inc. charging that ef fluent from its tomato canningplant is polluting the PeaceRiver. ––––– A civil action seeking a re straining order prohibiting theWauchula City Council fromvoting to abolish its Police De partment has been filed inHardee Circuit Court. The law suit was brought by plaintiffsDonald Bissette and FloydAlbritton and names each of thecouncil’s seven members as de fendants. ––––– The Hardee County Commission, under pressure from thestate Legislature, attemptedwithout warning to slash expen ditures for 1990 by eliminatingAdvanced Life Support servicesfrom the Fire-Rescue budget. 10 YEARS AGO A small spill at a local chemi cal distribution company wasquickly and quietly handled.Hardee County Fire-Rescuecrew and Emergency Manage-ment Director Bill Muhlfeld re sponded to the call shortly after8:30 a.m. last Thursday, Aug. 5. ––––– Batten down the hatches, Charley is heading here. Trop-ical Storm Alex turned into ahurricane and brushed the NorthCarolina coast. Tropical StormBonnie is currently churning inthe Gulf Of Mexico and headingfor landfall on the Florida Pan handle this afternoon (Thurs day). ––––– A proposed ordinance would prohibit people from panhan dling here. The Wauchula CityCouncil unanimously endorsedfirst reading Monday night on anordinance to restrict aggressivepanhandling within the city lim its. Way Back When Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!It is unbelievable that the summer is over and school isstarting, which means Christ-mas is just around the corner.When I worked at PCA, GeorgeKelly said the older we get thefaster time passes because weare nearer to the end of life onthis earth! He has the degreethat lets him know things likethis! I am proud to get older. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of LouiseNewman as she made her finaljourney last week. She wasblessed with I know of at leastthree sons. They used to live inour area. Years ago one night, acouple of her sons visited withus and I don’t know how theconversation got on snakes butthey said cottonmouths weremore dangerous than rattlers be cause they would come afteryou. Mr. Schultz was consid ered the snake man in FortGreen but the Newman boyssure did know a lot about them. Several years ago I was visit ing in Tennessee and every dayat 4 o’clock a terrible noisewould take place in the yard.They said it was some type ofcricket. Well, the other day wehad the noise in our yard. Youcan’t see anything that is makingit but it is annoying. Tom and Sharon Lynn were at church last Sunday morning andhe got to feeling bad. They rodewith John and Essie Deer, andJohn told them just to take hiscar and go on home. He wouldget a ride. Tom is anticipatingseveral different procedures thismonth. We surely hope they turnout OK but he sure needs prayer. If you have missed Tina Owens when you were at thenorth Winn-Dixie, it is becauseshe fell and hurt her shoulder.She is an amazing person andworked at Winn-Dixie, I be-lieve, 50 years and is still goingstrong! Our deepest sympathy is ex tended to the Waters family inthe untimely death of T.J. the son of Travis, who is theson of Donnie Waters. He wasonly 17 and was killed in a carwreck. It was great to see Jane Kennedy back at church but shehas lost weight. I saw JackieSee the other day and he wasvery thin. He said he had beensick and had lost 30 pounds, butwas well and feeling better.That is the wrong way to loseweight. Sherman is anticipating sur gery this week. Earl Bargeronwas going to have cataract sur gery also this week. We have decided to just let the coons have our grapes. I believethe only way you could elimi nate them would be if you had agood yard dog. All the “things”we tried have not worked. Thesquirrels are eating the avocadosbefore they ripen and we had topick the mangoes while theywere green to get any of them.The only thing I can say is wehave some well-fed wild ani mals! Mike Braxton had a nice watermelon patch, and he said itwas the first one he didn’t haveany problem with the coons. Heattributed the success toGrayson Braddock’s twohounds. Our Back-to-School Bash was a success. I believe we gave outover 100 backpacks filled withschool supplies. We had a nicelunch of corn dogs, cookies,chips and canned drinks. One of the cookies was called “Ding-Dong.” They were good,and I had never heard of them.Tara McGaughey said they hadbeen around a long time as hermama used to put them in theirschool lunches. Believe it or not,Walmart had them. I had to goto town after the “bash” andmade it a point to get a box. Ihaven’t read the label, but theyprobably aren’t good for you. Avie and Allen Eures and Kaylee Hogenauer have re-turned home after a couple ofweeks at Anna Maria Beach.There are about five familiesthat go and stay in the same re sort. Avie said they and theRosenberg family had beendoing this over 20 years! Pray for one another and our nation. Q: The last time I saw the gorgeous and talented Kather ine LaNasa was in the NBCnighttime drama "Deception."I just loved her character ofAdriana. Can you tell mewhen/where I can see heragain? —Jennifer G., via email A: The lovely lady LaNasa currently is co-starring in thenew USA drama "Satisfaction,"which also stars Matt Passmoreand Stephanie Szostak, and airsThursdays at 10/9c. Katherineplays Adriana, the hard-edged,high-end madam who lures un happy husband and father NeilTruman (Matt Passmore) into be coming one ofher male es corts. Whilesome had theirdoubts as toher taking onthis role, sheknew it wasone she could hone and make herown. She recently told me: "It was definitely really outside the box,so I liked that about it. I knewhow the part read, but I had thisfeeling that I could really dosomething different with it. It'salways nice when you take it ina different direction, and theysay, 'Yes!' When (writer/execu tive producer) Sean (Jablonski)saw my take, he told me he justknew that I was the person. "The same thing happened with Sophia (Bowers, "Decep tion"). It's fun in these serialsoaps to have a character likeAdriana or Sophia, but I thinkthat the writers want there to besomething not pushy about them. I seem to be able to manipulate most of these characters in thatway. I always feel like I take anod from the Barbara Stanwycksof the world. I felt like those ladies really knew how to do it.They were complicated, strongand dark characters in the fore front, and it was a lot of fun. I'vebeen lucky to get to play thosetypes of characters in these pastfew series." Q: Can you tell me what Naomi Watts has coming up?She is always such a joy towatch. —Nathan H., Fresno, Calif.A: The versatile and awardwinning actress recently startedwork in a prominent role in "In surgent" and "Allegiant," moviestwo and three of the "Divergent"trilogy. Naomi plays Evelyn,mother of Four and leader of aninsurgent rebel group, the Fac tionless. She'll also give viewersmore of a glimpse into the back ground of her son, Four (playedby Theo James), the restrainedand self-contained Dauntlessleader. Shooting began this sum mer in Atlanta, and is scheduledfor a March 20, 2015 premieredate. Q: Is "Boardwalk Empire" returning for another season? —Gord, Mission, British Columbia A: The Emmy Award-winning HBO drama will return for itsfifth and final season on Sept. 7.This eight-episode season takesplace during the depths of theDepression in 1931, whereinEnoch "Nucky" Thompson(played by Steve Buscemi) re calls his Atlantic City roots andplots a post-Prohibition future.Says series creator Terence Win ter: "We look forward to bringingit to a powerful and exciting con clusion."Write to Cindy at King FeaturesWeekly Service, P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. 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6B The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 —The Classifieds— ABOUT ... ClassifiedsDEADLINE.... Tuesday noon RATES.......... Minimum of $4.50 for 10 words. Each addi tional word is .25 cents. Ads in all capitals are.35 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a line.Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra. BILLING........ Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS: AgricultureMobile HomesAppliancesNoticesAutomobilePersonalBoatsPetsFurniturePlants/ProduceGunsReal EstateHelp WantedRecreational HousesRentalsLivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServicesMiscellaneousWantedMotorcyclesYard Sales DIESEL INJECTION repairs,pumps, turbo, injectors, removeand install available, 863-3810538.8:7pTAKING FUTURE ORDERS for 4x5rolls of fertilized Bermuda, Bahai,and Hermarthria hay. Squarebales also available upon request.Contact Patty for more information 863-245-7656. 7:10-8:7p 10 FOOT JOHN BOAT, $400; 3 HPMercury, $300 OBO; 863-7819960, 863-773-3039. 8:1-8:15p MEDICAL OFFICE NEEDS FT per son to work front and back office.Must have prior medical experi ence, strong organizational skills,attention to details and work wellwith others. Competitive salaryand benefits. Send resume to 117West Bay Street, Wauchula or fax to 863-773-2916. 8:7,14cDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!Great Pay! Consistent freight,great miles on this Regional Ac count. Werner Enterprises 1-855517-2507.7:24-8:14c Help Wanted Boats Agriculture Help Wanted MECHANIC: SKILLED IN 2 cycleengines to loaders proficient inhydraulic, electrical, diagnostic,managerial and communicationskills. FT generous salary andbenefits experienced only .Email resume wendy@fishbranchtree No phone calls. 8:7p WE ARE LOOKING for a WoodYard Manager, responsible for su pervising the intake and maintain ing records of existing inventoryof timber. Ideal candidate wouldlive locally and have experienceoperating heavy equipment(preferably knuckle boom loaderand front end loaders). Mechani cally minded, good organizationaland math skills and ability to takedirection with the flexibility tomake changes to our system asneeded. Availability for extrahours and weekend hours on oc casion. CDL is a plus, but not re quired. Please contact to send a re sume or set up an appointment. 8:7c AUTO REPAIR FACILITY hiringHVAC and driveability technician.Paid holidays and vacation, M-F, 863-491-8500 Arcadia. 7:31-8:28pINTERACTIVE 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 or call863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Mostoffices independently owned and operated. 3:6tfc CONSTITUTION AVENUE 3/2 con crete block, $73,000. Downing Cir cle 3/2 mobile home, double wide,$33,000. Sally Place 3/1 1 N 2 concrete block, $34,000. 863-412-8932, 941627-2769. 7:31-8:7cDOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME inBowling Green with 4 bedrooms,1.5 baths with extra lot next doorwith well and septic where secondhome could be put. $28,000, 863224-4790. 7:31-8:7p YOUNG MALE DONKEY, call 863773-0718 or 863-832-0833. 8:7p LAVENDER, YELLOW, WHITE,wedding decorations, fully deco rated arch, candles, bows, etc. $75, 863-2465-9035.8:7p Miscellaneous Livestock Houses Miscellaneous STORAGE WARS Cabinet Shop -complete with tools, saws, wood -everything you need, too numer ous to mention. What A Deal!$10,000 OBO for all contents.863-735-1289, 863-832-9993. 7:31-8:22p FREE DOG! Are you kind/patientw/time to play? I am a pretty,sweet, loving, gentle & quiet shorthaired red female 28 lbs, 7 mo. old& need a caring home. I play wellw/kids/dogs, I learned commands,leash trained, house broken &need a fenced yard, had ropeburns from last home. I’d be agreat companion for retired folks/family. I was rescued, spayed &vaccinated. Call 863 773-3956. 8:7nc Pets Staton Auto Sales Large Selection of Cars to Choose Fromrrrr Bill Staton Theresa Hamilton863-781-4460 863-781-9084 !" 30 Day Guarantee on Motor & Transmission Only cl2:13tfc Se Habla Espanol THE BEST DEAL FROM ANY ANGLE No matter how you look at it, there’s no better place to shop for your next car. NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS Family Owned & Operated“Serving Central Florida For Over 20 Years”Owner Robert Spurlock FREE ESTIMATES $50 Off Any Job $500 or More Licensed & Insured C CC 1325523 NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER cl3:13tfc 863-453-5565 ECnK1H cl8:7c LA M B E RTREALTY INC. 105 West Summit Street Wauchula, FL 33873 LOVELY HOME AND 20 ACRES – situated on20 acres of native Florida this property is a mustsee for quiet country living at its best! 3B/2.5Bthhome built in 2002; 4899 square feet, amenitiesgalore, in ground caged pool, one acre pondwith dock. Call Colon to make an appointment.$980,000PRICE REDUCED! EXCELLENT BUILDINGLOCATION close to town, pond on property.$95,000PERFECT EQUESTRIAN ESTATE! 118 Acresof pasture land, fenced and cross fenced;5B/2Bth home, 2290 square ft., 6 stall barn, stor age sheds, hunting camp, ponds and scatteringof huge oaks. $1,475,000COMMERCIAL 5.6+Acres, 746 feet highwayfrontage; spacious 4B/3Bth residence located onproperty. Call today to see.PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE previouslyused as medical facility; 15,471 sq.ft., blk/brick,carpet and vinyl floors; easy access. 30 Acre Tract! Pasture and woods, secluded andfenced. $170,000STRATEGICALLY LOCATED COMMER CIAL 3.19 Ac. Hwy. 17 across from Walmart;4B/3Bth main house with caged, in ground pooland 2 apartments; ideal for small shopping cen ter or multi-tenant park. $695,000 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., BrokerKENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! 20 Acreswith 19.5 acre citrus grove, Earlies and Hamlins;30 amp pump on timer; 6 inch well; house lo cated on property has potential rental income of$850 per month. $425,000Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame withmetal roof home located in Bowling Green.$50,000 343.9 ACRE GROVE! Located in Lorida, FL;61 ACRES VALENCIAS, deep well, large barnwith concrete floor, 1.4 miles CSX Railroadfrontage; remaining acreage pastureland.$2,500,000.STORAGE SHEDS – 2 metal buildings; 20x14and 59x24; easy access, close to downtownWauchula. $35,000150+ Acres with approximately 1 mile of riverfrontage. $7,500 per acreLovely trees on this exclusive subdivision lot; un derground utilities and convenient location.$30,000Commercial building located downtownWauchula, 840 sq. ft. $65,000Single wide M/H, 3B/2Bth, central A/C, fur nished. $45,000 Doris Lambert G.R.I, Broker Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a Lead Automotive Mechanic for our Wauchula Office Our team-oriented company is growing and frankly we need the help.We aren’t willing to settle for second best. The candidates m ust ASE certified and have a minimum of five years of experience as a mec hanic dealing with heavy duty trucks and equipment. Must be able to work on a schedule and be able to meet deadlines.Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. has so much to offer and wework hard to be your employer of choice. If you are interested in t he position listed below, please pick up an application at any of our district offices, or download an application from our website We are looking to hire right away, so don’t hesitateto apply. If you have any questions regarding the positions, sal ary or benefits, please contact Barry Terrell at (863) 767-4691 or by email at Positions Automotive Mechanic Central District (Wauchula) Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement "Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibitsdiscrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabi lities who require alternative means for communication of programinformation (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4 691. To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooper ative, Inc, Manager of Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, MethenyRoad or by telephone at (863) 767-4691. PRECO is an equal opport u nity provider and employer.Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selec ted candidates are subject to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment. cl8:7c nNOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1US HWY17 S KBOWLINGGREENnrrrn Sandra Jimmy 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! rnorn rrnncl3:13tfc


August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more infor mation. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have necessary shots and be free of parasites. tfc-dh ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 7739291. 8:7c 2/1 1017 SPARROW Wauchula, $450 monthly, 863-781-4570. 8:7p 3/2 $800 MONTHLY. No pets. Old Dixie, BG. 863-781-1296. 8:7,14p 2 BR HOUSE FOR Rent, $550 month, $200 security, 863-7736667. 8:7c 3BR, 1 BATH WITH CARPORT $600 month, 705 Grove St., Bowling Green, 863-781-4570. 8:7p Rentals Rentals2-3-7 BEDROOM HOUSES, ware houses, stores, cantina/bar, rent/own 863-773-6616. 7:24-8:21p *RENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bed rooms. Cheaper than paying rent. Close to schools and hospital. Lot rent $300. Se habla espanol. 863698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertising any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status includes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the contractors li cence number. tfc-dh Services ServicesALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescription eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh I AM LOOKING for a rent to own or lease option to buy call 863-7811165 or 863-781-7859. 7:24,31p FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY Antique estate, 714 Kohala Ave., Wauchula. 8:7dh 3 FAMILY YARD SALE, Saturday, 306 Southerland St., Wauchula. 8:7p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MOVING Sale. 9 am 6 pm. 302 5th St., East Zolfo Springs. 8:7p THURSDAY, FRIDAY, 8-3, 3184 East Main Street, Wauchula. 8:7c Yard Sales Wanted Pets The Classifieds BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 MONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels 954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT HELP WANTEDL.P.N.$35,36000The Hardee County Sheriffs Office is taking applications for a L.P.N. You must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at the Sheriffs Of fice, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014. If other arrange ments are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE cl:7:31,8:7 116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart)7 77 73 3-0 07 77 77 7OR7 77 73 3-0 07 72 27 7Mechanic On DutyFast, Quality ServiceBILLYBOBSTIRES cl8:7c B BE EA A T T T TH HE E S SU UM MM ME ER R T TI IM ME E H HE EA A T T! !H HA A V VE E Y YO OU UR R A AI IR R C CO ON ND DI IT TI IO ON NE ER RC CH HE EC CK KE ED D& & S SE ER R V VI IC CE ED D $99 Move In Special through Aug 31st Plus $1200 FREE RENT*(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts. Rental Office HoursMonday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM cl8:7-28c Equal Housing Opportunity Employer & ProviderTHE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809TDD 800-955-8771 Farm Workers Welcomed (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL REALTOR See more listings at REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS Commercial lot (zoned C-2) in side Wauchula City Limits. $14,000! 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! 4BR/3BA Lake June home, boat dock, 125 feet of Lake June frontage. $549,000 PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole barns, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000 REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153 KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502 KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 MONICA REAS....................781-0888 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl8:7c 3/2 home in Wauchula close to business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! PRICE REDUCED! 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian Dr in Wauchula. $68,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9 ac grove on Main Street East, 4 well, micro-jet irrigation. $55,000! 1.3 ac commercial lot w/3,766SF restaurant & drivethru has 130+ ft frontage on N&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000! Karen ONeal (863) 781-7633 H Ha ar rd de ee e C Co ou un nt ty y: : 800 acres +Gentlemen's Ranch. All new buildings with 3 homes, barn, 8 horse stalls, and tack room. New fencing. Small lake with creek frontage. 370 acres of Hermathia, 70 acres in Jiggs grasses. 65%+ improved pastures. Good road access and could be used for farming. Also good hunting for deer, turkey, hogs and other wild game. H Hi ig gh hl la an nd ds s C Co ou un nt ty y: : 28.35 acres on Lake Grassy. 1116 ft. lake frontage. 2388 ft. of frontage on Hwy 29. Mostly cleared and fenced. Beautiful rolling property. Asking $225,000. 2.02 acres with three beautiful homes on Lake Grassy. Great property with a great price! $975,000. This property joins the 28 acres for sale. With an other 9.29 acres available also. Call for all the de tails! 300 acres LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION On the Corner of Payne Rd. and Lake Josephine Dr.. Currently used for an exotic game ranch along with native game. Exotic game can be purchased with sale of property. All property is high fenced. Very high demand area for quality homes. Call me for information! Po ol lk k C Co ou un nt ty y: : 211 +acres on Pool Branch Rd.. 50% improved pasture currently used for cattle with small lake. Good fishing and hunting deer, turkey, wild hogs and other wildlife. Great recreational or get away, Priced to sell at $3,200 per acre. Owner says sell! Make an offer! 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 33872 Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-386-1112 Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US AT OR LambertRealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: cl8:7c Current market conditions indicate that property prices are going up. Inventory on For Sale property is down. Please contact me for a FREE evaluation of your property. H HA A R R D D E E E EC CA A R RC CO O M M P P A A N N Y Y (Across From First National Bank) 773-6667 B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e $500 CouponMust Present At Time of Purchase 8:7 NEW HOURS Monday Thursday 10AM 7PM Friday Saturday 10AM 7:30PM Closed On SundayBilly Hill Owner Heartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201 Sebring, Florida 33870(863) 382-3887 To View Available Properties Visit Our Website cl8:7c CITRUS GROVE FOR SALE 25 acres with 22 acres planted citrus. 19 acres Hamlins and 3 acres Valencias. 6 shallow wells, micro-jet irrigation, great location/close to town. For more information, call Mikey Colding @ 863-781-1698. 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—The Classifieds— 8B The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 Got a Pool Green or Clean? Need Your Pool Repaired? 5:1tfcCALLCarol’s Pool Service for weekly pool service 863-449-1806 WOW! There’s a lot of news this time.First is that Bowling Green pro boxer Daniel Lozano is the new World Boxing Organization Interim Latino Super Flyweight cham pion. The WBO set up a new format a couple of years ago, naming an Interim champion in each weight division. Daniel is in the flyweightor 115-pound division. The current Super Flyweight World Cham pion is Argentina’s Omar Andres Narvaez, age 38. If for any reason,illness, injury, retirement, Narvaez cannot compete, Daniel wouldautomatically become the world champion. Daniel, a 24-year-old who has been boxing nearly his entire life in amateur and professional levels, would like to go up against Nar vaez, but will have a couple of tune-up fights before then. His nextbout is Oct. 3, again at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, and againon Boxeo Telemundo. ––––– Another Hardee pro, Afghanistan veteran Toribio “Tori” Ramirez, also won on Friday night fights in Tampa, taking a unan imous four-round decision against an experienced boxer with fourtimes as many fights under his belt. Look for some good things fromRamirez, who also fights again on Oct. 3. ––––– It may seem like it’s still summer vacation to some students, but not to athletes, who have hit the fields, courts and gym in practicesleading up to the fall sports seasons. Take a gander at the new repainted Hardee Wildcat Stadium. It looks great, even as they are putting on the finishing touches. TheLuther Colbert Press Box is also being redone. Hardee has the opportunity to add even more district champi onships this year. Last year, there was a half dozen, in football, crosscountry and girls golf in the fall, and track and field, girls softballand boys baseball in the spring. Here’s hoping for a few more this year. We need to get the bas ketball boys and girls in on the riches too. ––––– Football is just barely the first fall sport, with the varsity Wildcats taking on the Auburndale Bloodhounds in Auburndale for the FallClassic on Aug. 22. Girls volleyball and the swimming and diving teams both get going on Monday, Aug. 25, and the JV football boys go to Mulberryon Aug. 28. ––––– We’ve just gotten the Hardee Junior High fall schedules. The football boys start on Sept. 6 by going to Hill-Gustat Middle Schoolin Sebring to play against the Golden Eagles in the search for an un precedented seventh Heartland Conference Champion-ship. The softball girls also begin at Hill-Gustat, on Sept. 18, and they are in search of their second Heartland Conference Championship. Athletic Director/Coach Mark Carlton is providing good lead ership at the Junior High. It’s great to see him healthy again. ––––– Hardee Youth Football players and cheerleaders began practices last week. The first weekend of games are on the road, but the firstSaturday home games are at Wildcat Den, the new stadium on theHardee Junior High campus. There’s a difference in the football categories this year, with more emphasis on kids playing at similar weight levels. So, divisionsoverlap. After the 5 to 7 Tiny Mites, there are the 7-9 Mighty Mites,with the more mature, heavier sevens moving up from Tiny Mites.Similarly, the junior PeeWees are for 8, 9, 10 and smaller or lighter11-year-olds. PeeWees are for 9-10,11 and older/lighter 12-year-olds. Pop Warner, the league Hardee plays in, has replaced Junior Midgets and Midgets with a unlimited category for players 11 to 14,who are 100 pounds and up. The new system allows the lighter/smaller youth to play down a level and the heavier/taller boys to move up a level from the TinyMites on up. For any questions, contact Hardee Youth League president Donna Parks at 245-1579.Information from school and community athletic events is alwayswelcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at sports@the 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 that time, the 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 Sam Albritton Electri cal Services, Inc.863-767-0313 Office 863-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning Arrestor Serving Hardee County Since 1994 cl6:19tfc EC13002737 24 Hour Emergency Service OWNER SAYS MAKE AN OFFER!! Great for aChurch, Civic Club or Restaurant! 4,600 sf build ing on 1+ acre in city limits of Wauchula. Fullcommercial kitchen. 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Is the book of Mark in the Old or New Testament or nei ther? 2. What words did Jesus use three times in resisting the temp tations of Satan? My fatherabove, God is love, It is written,Thou must repent 3. In 2 Peter 1, what were holy men moved by in regard toprophecy? Kindred spirit, HolyGhost, Sins, Love of God 4. From Judges 6, what judge threshed wheat by the wine press? Gideon, Joash, Neco,Hosea 5. Whom was Saul's daughter that married David? Jephthah,Oholah, Rahab, Michal 6. Shechem the son of ...? James, Hamor, Jacob, Onan ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) It is written; 3) Holy Ghost; 4)Gideon; 5) Michal; 6) HamorComments? More Trivia? (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. HEAD Mobile Home Sales, Inc. “Since 1978 Your Low Price Dealer” NOBODY BEATS OUR PRICE!! 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH ACTUAL SIZE: 26’-8” X 48’-0” TOTAL AREA: 1,280 SQ. 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Times are approximate except foradvertised public hearings. —Zoning, 8:35 a.m., The only item is draft amendments to parts of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan being redone to correct typo graphical errors and make them consistent with new state statutes. —Engineering agreement for Wauchula Hills Phase 3 Water/Wastewater project, 9 a.m. —Approval of one-time $60,000 housing award for a home re placement, :15 a.m. —Presentation of U.S. Fair Housing Equal Opportunity require ments, 9:30 a.m. —Budget transfer for corrective action plan for Little Charlie Creek, 10 a.m. —Addendum on West Main Street paving project, 10:15 a.m.—Adopt-A-Road litter control program resolution, 10:30 a.m.—Resolution approval reclamation at Sweetwater Borrow Pit, 10:45 a.m. —Resolution accepting reclamation for South and North Pasture mines, 11 a.m. This agenda is provided as a public service of The HeraldAdvocate and the Hardee County Commission for those whomay wish to attend. On The Agenda


August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B Pages From The Past From The Herald-AdvocateOf Thursday, Aug. 7, 1975 Front-Page Headlines: Parents Deliver Son At Home In Surprise Arrival County Tax Roll Up 6.5 Percent Sen. Stone Makes Brief Visit In Hardee County 2 Men Convicted Of Rape In preparation for Season Three of “TrophyCatch,” theFlorida Fish & Wildlife Con-ser vation Commission haslaunched a new and highly im proved website for gatheringdata on this state’s famed trophylargemouth bass and to rewardanglers for releasing them alive. TrophyCatch is an incentivebased conservation program de signed for anglers whocatch-and-release largemouthbass heavier than eight pounds.There are three different tiersand two bonus categories offer ing the opportunity to winprizes: C%0-=63-:4=* pounds) — $100 in gift cards, T-shirt, certificate and decal. C%0-%:780A4=*n pounds) — $150 in gift cards, C%;01:<+-:<1.1+)<-)6, decal. C%0-)447.)5-4=* /:-)<-:<0)6r87=6,;Dnn.1*-:/4);;57=61;1767.:-;0?)<-:1;0-:1-;Manage-ment. The new TrophyCatchFlor1,)+75?-*;1<-5)3-;1<-);A<7register and review the rules andprizing details. Anglers should:-5-5*-:<7<)3-)+)5-:))6,scale, and perhaps a tape meas ure to document the catch9=1+34A)6,;).-4A*-.7:-:-4-); ing it. People then simply upload +)<+0807<7;=8<7.1>-7:->-6)6 ">1,-7+418=8<7n in size, complete a simple formand submit. Since this is a citizen-science program, properly verified datahelps FWC biologists enhance,conserve and promote trophybass fishing. This will ultimatelybenefit anglers, fishing-relatedbusinesses and local communi ties. Corporate partners, in-clud 16/);;":7$078;1+3G;Sporting Goods, Rapala and);;16/47<016/8:7>1,-<0-rewards, in return for carefullydocumenting these catches andlive-releasing them in the samewater system where they werecaught. This program provides extremely valuable data and en courages live-release of theseolder, female bass, so they cancontinue to challenge other an glers and spawn in their homewaters. The program began in Octo *-:n)6,+76 tinues to expand,going from a total7.:-/1;<:)6<;)6,>-:1.1-,winners in Season!6-<7nr:-/1; <:)6<;)6,?166-:;<0:7=/0the first three-quarters of SeasonTwo. Sim-ilar growth is antici pated for Season Three. K.P. Clements, the TrophyCatch director, also encouragesanglers to subscribe to Tro-phy CatchFlorida on YouTube.-com)6,<7E413-F1<76)+-*773<73--8=8?1<0,->-4785-6<; The new website integrates these social media resources sothat anglers can brag about theircatches with their social net ?7:3; The FWC encourages all an /4-:;<7+0-+37=<<0-;1<-:-/1; ter to be automatically entered inthe boat drawing and be pre pared to catch-and-release large mouth bass. !6-6->-:367?;?0-67: where a trophy bass will appear,*=<+0-+316/<0-/)44-:A)6,catch records at Trophy-Catch may enhance op 87:<=61<1-;:75!3--+07*--through the Kissimmee Chain of)3-;<7)3-%)49=16<:7801-;):-*-16/+)=/0-6/74.+7=:;-876,;0):*7:<07;-4=63 ers, too. Good fishing! Anglers: Register To Win Bass Boat & Motor 8:7c NEW 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE LS Auto, Air, PW/PL Stk.#E198 $17,995 NEW 2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO LS Auto, Air, PW/PL Stk.#E169 $23,995 NEW 2014 CHEVROLET SONIC LS Auto, Air, Power Lock Stk.#E249 $15,995 NEW 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 REG CAB LS 4X4 V8, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#D1661 $27,995 NEW 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 DOUBLE CAB Auto, Air, PW/PL, Stk.#E1349 $26,995 C C O O M M E E S S E E E E T T H H E E L L A A R R G G E E S S T T S S I I L L V V E E R R A A D D O O S S E E L L E E C C T T I I O O N N I I N N T T H H E E A A R R E E A A Financing Available at Greenwood Chevrolet *All rebates and incentives assigned to dealer. APR is W.A.C. for up to 60 months. All prices are plus tax, tag and $249.90 dealer fee. Our selection of trucks, prices and customer service makes it worth the drive to Bob Elliott’s Greenwood Chevrolet! We are here to handle all your GM Service, Parts and B ody Shop needs. 8:7c Fort Meade, Florida 205 N. Charleston (863) 773-2530(863) 285-8131 OVER100 USEDCARSANDTRUCKSTOCHOOSEFROM V ISIT U S 24 H OURS A D AY A T 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD EXT CAB 4X4 V8, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#E1509A $31,995 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#5196 $15,995 2003 NISSAN XTERRA V6, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Only 51,000 Miles Stk.#6351 $8,995 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT 4X4 Leather, 3rd Seat, Dual Air, PW/PL Stk.#F1056A $21,995 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Auto, Air, PW/PL Stk.#E195A $13,995 2004 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 V6, Auto,Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#E276A $11,995 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT Auto, Air, PW/PL Tilt/Cruise Stk.#D249B $18,995 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT. CAB LT V8, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#E1258A $27,995 YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255


10B The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 FISH ATTRACTORS Have you ever been fishing and wished there was a sign saying right where the fish are? Well, fish attractors and the buoys that markthem are intended to do just that. We all know that sportfish like structure, meaning something different than just a plain sand or mud bottom area, around whichto hang out. We also know that tiny plants (phytoplankton) are thefood for many bugs that little fish like to eat, and big fish eat littlefish. When biologists plan a fish attractor, they take advantage of those two facts, but a lot more goes into the decision. Researchshows attractors may not produce more fish, but they do effectivelycongregate fish. So fish are more accessible to anglers, especiallywhen there is a lack of natural structure or there is a need to bringfish to a specific location. Translation: a better opportunity to catchfish, from small bream to trophy bass. For example, in community ponds or small fish management areas that are popular with children and families, it is often desirableto place an attractor near shore or a fishing pier to give young anglersand others without access to a boat somewhere to aim their cast. Inother instances, productive lakes may have large area s of open water, and a properly deployed and marked attractor can help provide anew “honey hole” for recreational fishermen. Before we detail how attractors are constructed, where to find them and how to fish them, let us share a legal disclaimer or two.The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has a permit from the Department of Environmental Regulation to place attrac tors in state waters. It is illegal for anyone to place materials in pub lic waterways without such a permit and, moreover, in manyinstances it can constitute littering and result in severe p enalties. Fi nally, unmarked attractors without a minimum clearance of threefeet can become a navigation hazard. Most FWC-constructed freshwater fish attractors are built from hardwood trees and branches. A suitable location is idenitified thatwill benefit anglers, and a brushpile is submerged using cinderblocks. Care is taken to keep the tops of the material at least threefeet below the surface, and a marker buoy is deployed. Hardwoodattractors are effective because the natural substrate quickly attractsalgae and stimulates the food chain. In addition, passages betweenthe branches provide hiding places for small fish to avoid predators.Ironically, branches also provide concealment points for ambushpredators like bass. Other attractors are made of plastic or concrete materials. Those are normally located away from boat paths. Their advantage is theyare longer lasting than hardwood and need to be refurbished less fre quently. Other attractors are actually bedding sites. These use oyster shell or gravel to create a desirable area for bass, bream and crappieto spawn over when the surrounding bottom is mucky. They can bevery productive for anglers, especially in spring. The net effect is a community of fish hanging out whe re anglers can find them. To fish effectively around a fish attractor, there a re several con siderations. First, use weedless lures or natural baits with strongbraided line. Second, when fishing from a boat, do not anchor tooclose; stay 50 feet or so away and cast toward the buoy. Rememberthere are branches or other material under the surface, anchoring inamongst them can pull the attractors apart, ruining their effective ness or fouling your prop. Most freshwater sport fishes in Florida will use attractors. The FWC’s Big Catch program includes 33 different species for whichanglers can be recognized. Simply take a photo of the fish and sub mit it. If the fish is longer than the Big Catch minimum length orweight (see for details), you will receive acustomized certificate and have your picture posted on the Web.There are special sizes for youths under 16 to encourage their par ticipation However, the big rewards go to TrophyCatch anglers who catch, document and release bass over eight pounds. Beginning Oct. 1, youjust need to submit a photo of your eight-pound plus bass on a scaleshowing the entire fish and its weight to additional photo showing the length of the fish on a measuringtape will help with verification, if the first photo isn’t clear. You canchoose to submit other photos such as you holding the fish, the bass’girth and release. In return, you’ll receive rewards starting with a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card and Bass King T-shirt, to go along with your cus tomized certificate and window decal. Registering on the websitemakes you eligible for a Phoenix Bass Boat drawing. Like us to get the latest updates. Find the location of FWC fish attractors online at (select freshwater, sites and forecasts and thenfish attractors). A new map ( makes it easier for an glers to find attractors and check out the video at tor. Fish Busters By Bob Wattendorf Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the ArborDay Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the non profit Arbor Day Foundationwith a $10 donation will receive10 free white flowering dog wood trees through the founda tion’s Trees for Americacampaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time forplanting in each member’s area,which falls between Oct. 15 andDec. 10. The sixto 12-inchtrees are guaranteed to grow orthey will be replaced free ofcharge. Planting instructions are en closed with each shipment oftrees. “Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with theirshowy spring flowers, scarletautumn foliage and red berriesthat attract songbirds in the win ter,” said Matt Harris chief exec utive of the Arbor DayFoundation. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive“The Tree Book,” which in cludes information about treeplanting and care, and a sub scription to “Arbor Day,” thefoundation’s bi-monthly publi cation. To receive the free white flowering dogwood trees, send a$10 membership contribution to:Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor DayFoundation, 100 Arbor Ave.,Nebraska City, NE 68410, byAug. 31 or join online at arbor Join Foundation, Get 10 Dogwoods COURTESY PHOTO White blossoms make this dogwood a stunning additionto this yard. NIACIN'S DARK SIDE When do we seniors finally reach old age? The answer de pends on who we ask, and when. Back in 2009, Pew Research did a survey, and the average an swer was at 68 years old ... un less the person being asked wasunder 30. Then "old age" struckbefore age 60, said the young sters. Those who were alreadyage 65 said old age didn't arriveuntil age 74. The result was evendisputed by sex; when all ageswere averaged, women said age70, and men said age 66. The top four answers to the question about becoming oldnetted conflicting mile markers:1) Turns 85; 2) can't live inde pendently; 3) can't drive; 4)turns 75. Here's a smile: A U.K. study done four years ago pegs the endof youth at 35 and the beginningof old age at 58. In Portugal, itwas age 29 when youth ended.(Did you feel middle aged at30?) Fast-forward to now: Similar research shows that those over 40 think "old age" starts at age80. My, how things havechanged. Seems that retirementdoesn't automatically put us inthe old age category, at least forthose who are decades youngerthan we are. Perhaps it's how we're living now that makes a difference inperceptions of age. Our parentsmight have sat back after retire ment at age 65, taken on at-home hobbies, napped in theafternoon and called it good.We're out there in the worldtraveling, being active, workingout, texting the grandkids, learn ing musical instruments, actingin local theater, volunteering,joining clubs — and often stillworking. At this point, 36 per cent of us don't think we'll retireat age 65 —maybe because wecan't?Matilda Charles regrets that shecannot personally answerreader questions, but will incor porate them into her columnwhenever possible. Send emailto (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. S ENIOR N EWS L INE by Matilda Charles JUST-RIGHT TOMATOES At the farmers' market, buy tomatoes at various stages ofripeness, so that you'll have afew to eat that day and more forthe rest of the week. If you're notplanning to serve tomatoeswithin a few days, choose onesthat are firm to the touch. To ripen, put them in a brown paper bag, placing them shoul der (stem) side up, and store atcool room temperature for a dayor two. Don't put tomatoes in thefridge — and don't stand them on their shoulders on the win dowsill. Pretty as the displaymay look, this bruises them (anddoesn't help ripening). When tomatoes are ready, you can refrigerate them for a day ortwo, but extended cold storagewill make them mushy.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping Collecting Q: I have a Liberty Bell cookie jar that ismarked with the dates1776-1976, so I assumeit was made to com memorate our coun try's bicentennial. Isthis something worthkeeping or passingalong to my great-grandchildren? —Ruth, Barre, Vt. A: I think you are probably correct that your cookie jar wasmanufactured to observe the200th anniversary of the UnitedStates. Although there are a fewcollectors of bicentennial items,it will take a little more time be fore many of the items are allthat much in demand. I havespotted plates, cups, posters and,yes, cookie jars at antiques mallsand in shops, but prices do notseem to be increasing all thatmuch. My advice is to keep yourcookie jar, since it will probablybe more valuable in the future.How much, I can't begin toguess. Q I have a three-speed Capitol phonograph that mymother purchased for me 60years ago when I was ateenager. Capitol only made afew, and mine still is in work ing order and in excellent con dition. How much is it worth? —Aileen, Howell, Mich. A: I spoke to several collec tors, and they seem to agree thatyour phonograph would sell inthe $75-$150 range. In your let ter you also listed several other items, including dishesand guitars. Let me stateagain that in this columnI do not make appraisalsand take only one ques tion at a time. Q: I have an original edition of the Stars &Stripes newspaper an nouncing the end of World War II. I would like toknow what it is worth. —Estelle, Sun City, Ariz. A: Timothy Hughes is one of the leading newspaper dealers inthis country and has bought, soldand appraised vintage publica tions for more than 30 years. Hiscontact information is P.O. Box3636, Williamsport, PA 17701;; and570-326-1045. Check out hiswebsite at www.rarenewspa Q : I have an Elks Jim Beam decanter from 1968. What doyou think it is worth? —Charlie, Hobbs, N.M. A: I found the decanter on eBay. It sold at auction for $12,which is probably close to whatit is actually worth.Write to Larry Cox in care ofKFWS, P.O. Box 536475, Or lando, FL 32853-6475, or sende-mail to Due to the large volumeof mail he receives, Mr. Cox can not personally answer all readerquestions, nor do appraisals. Donot send any materials requiringreturn mail. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Larry Cox Hardee High School Athletics 2014-15 Season Tickets R R E E S S E E R R V V E E S S E E A A T T I I N N G G , A A N N D D A A D D V V E E R R T T I I S S E E M M E E N N T T B B A A N N N N E E R R S S O O N N S S A A L L E E N N O O W W Season Tickets Super Booster (Admission to all Regular Season Hardee High School Home Sporting Events)$80.00 Football Booster (Admission to all Regular Season JV and Varsity Home Football Games)$40.00 Student Super Booster (All Students Attending Hardee County Public Schools)$40.00 Reserve Seating for Regular Season Varsity Football Games $15.00 per Seat Good Seats Available for Purchase Banner Advertisement Prices Football $600.00 Gym $300.00 Baseball Field $300.00 Softball Field $300.00 *Package Prices Available* If you have any questions or if you would like tickets delivered contactS S u u a a n n n n e e S S t t a a a a t t 1 1 1 1 e e . o o r r 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 o o r r ssta Ticket Pick-Up Times and Locations Hardee High School beginning August 11th from 8:30-3:30 Friday Night Live Back to School Tail-Gate Party on Main St. August 15th from 6:00-9:00 8:7,14c State of Florida Contractors Lic# CACO51502 State of Florida Warranty Insurance Lic#P206975 $2000OFFYOUR NEXT REPAIR Limit 1 per customer. 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August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My beautiful big mutt,"Archie," is a rescue dog whois very anxious around men.I'm not sure why, or what's inhis past to cause this. But whencompany comes over, hewhines constantly or runs be hind me to bark if a man ap proaches. How can I ease hisanxiety? —Linda in San Jose, Calif. DEAR LINDA: It's clear that Archie has some trauma in hispast, and he may never be com pletely free of his anxiety. Whatyou'll need to do is be patient andencouraging. There isn't a triedand true method to "cure" him ofthis, but you can ease his fears. First, talk with his vet about ways to reduce Archie's overallanxiety. He may suggest medica tion, either for a specific periodof time or permanently, to help.You also can try alternative med icine like Bach's Rescue Rem edy, which many owners swearby and which can be added toArchie's water bowl once a day. Next, don't overwhelm him when company comes over.Place Archie in a back room orthe kitchen, or train him to stayin place when the doorbell rings.Once everyone has settled, bringArchie in to meet each guest. Ifhe becomes stressed or won't ap proach certain people, don'tworry and don't be embarrassed.Just take him back to his saferoom or kennel cage, give himlots of praise and maybe a treat,and leave it at that. Make sure kids (and some adults!) don't chase after Archieor insist that they get to pet him.Let Archie approach new peopleon his own. As he becomes more confident and secure, he may be muchfriendlier to visitors that he's fa miliar with, such as close friends... maybe. There are no certain ties when it comes to dogs thatsuffered past abuse. Give himconsideration and time.Send your questions or com ments to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Paw s Corner By Sam Mazzotta Wauchula News By Jan Wilkins 773-0618 Another month, and already the first week has become his tory! As administrators, teachers and students prepare for theopening of the 2014-15 schoolyear, all the vacations, family re unions, beach trips and the likeare coming to an end. Meanwhile, last week the Hardee Senior High SchoolBlue Star Brigade spent thegreater part of each day in thesummer heat preparing for theupcoming football and competi tion seasons. Several pauses forwater and lunch were the onlybreaks these talented and dedi cated students took while endur ing the 90-plus temperatures. I spent last Thursday visiting my son, Joseph I, in Fort Greento see what has been accom plished on the remodeling he isdoing to his property. His citrushad become infested withGreening, so he removed all ofhis trees and has turned it into asmall pasture for cattle (twosteers, a calf and a heifer) andtwo newly acquired pygmygoats. Over the past few months, it seems like there is a menageriedeveloping, but he enjoysspending time with the animalsand also going to the Arcadia an imal auctions.While all of this isbeing done, Joseph is also redo ing the interior of his home. Bitby bit it is coming together. Up in Bowling Green, my youngest son, James I, and hiswife, Gretchen, are also in theprocess of a remodel to an olderhome that they plan to use forretirement in the years ahead. Iwent there on Thursday to spendsome time with them, too, andwas surprised at how nice thehouse and surrounding propertyis beginning to look. Like hisbrother, the task is being donestep-by-step, little-by-little, butwith a feeling of pride with eachnew accomplishment. As a member of New Hope Baptist Church, I am blessed toparticipate in the Bible studytime of the Sunshine SundaySchool class. This group of 14active ladies and our three out reach ladies has been a realblessing to me over the past twoyears. Charlene Nubern, the widow of the former church pas tor, leads us in our study timeand lovingly cares for each ofour small flock. Sunday was a special day for the church, but especially so forJonathan and Kim Benbow.They dedicated themselves andtheir young daughter, Kathryn,who was born on March 4, to beraised in a manner followingbiblical principles, with thechurch family in covenant withthem. Birthday greetings are being sent out to Susan Mannery andTommy Benbow this week. Happy birthday to each of you. David and Dorothy Suttles, as you celebrate your anniversarymay God continue to bless youin all things, and may you enjoymany more years together. Jennifer Redden stopped by for a visit Sunday evening. Itwas good to spend some timewith her, as we had not seeneach other for several months.She is currently working at thenew resort, StreamSong, whichis just north of us in PolkCounty. Prior to this she was inmanagement at our local Mc-Donald’s restaurant. As I begin to close for this time, please remember thosewho are not as blessed as you,with things like good health,food, clothing, housing and jobs.Also, as we draw closer to outelection time, we need to re member those who are runningfor office and that we willchoose the person best fitted foreach position. So many needs,so many hurts, but let us not for get all of the blessings that theLord gives us daily.Held Out From Last Week I missed writing my column last week, but am going to try toplay catchup for last week andthis week. I hope you missed mywriting as much as I missed doing it for you. Let’s get started, shall we?Tuesday, July 22, was Lane Abbott’s birthday, and from allthe good things I have been toldit was really a nice day for him.Happy late birthday, youngman! Friday, July 25, was a special day for my grandson, GregorioPerez-Taylor. He spent theweekend in Arcadia with familyand friends as he celebrated his21st birthday. Happy late birth day to you, too, Greg! For several years I have been trying to keep up with thewhereabouts of a young manwho always seems to have hisact together, and to know wherehe is headed in life. That is myyoung friend, Dalton Sconyers. He attended the College of Agriculture at Auburn Univer-sity in Alabama, and recentlyearned his Bachelor’s Degree inhorticulture. He minored in agri cultural business, with his mainconcentration in the area ofgreenhouse production. Sincegraduation Dalton has been liv ing and working in Smryna, Ga.,as an account manager for alocal landscaping firm. Dalton is the son of Dwayne and Joy Brummett and Jerry andLoraine Sconyers. His maternalgrandmother is Karen Chapmanand his paternal grandparentsare Gerald and Rita Brummett.All reside locally. His parents say if you want to drop a line or two Dalton’s way,his address is: Dalton Sconyers,3159 Nursery Road S.E., Sm ryna, GA 30082. Lavoyd and Vickie Hall re cently celebrated their 34th an niversary. Also celebrating ananniversary were Maurice andBetty Henderson. May Godbless you richly now and al ways. Pat and Shug Shackelford both celebrated birthdays. Alsocelebrating the beginning of an other year are Rowland Shack elford, Faith Hodges, MicheleRedoble, Will Abbott and DeeDee Albritton. On Wednesday, July 23, I was privileged to be a volunteer withFaith Temple Church of God’s Cutting Edge Ministries as theyjoined with the Agape FoodMinistries of Lakeland to see toit that area families in need offood supplies were fed. Twohundred fifty-seven familieswere given food that was muchneeded. Toward the end of the give away, it looked as if there wouldnot be enough to feed as manyas were still in line, but just asJesus fed the 5,000 with fivefishes and two loaves of bread,everyone was able to haveenough to care for their familiesand perhaps to share with others. Saturday, July 26, turned into a family and friend day. Startingearly in the day and continuinguntil dusk, different familymembers came by to check onme, help me, and to just visitwith me. Grandson Samuel WestWilkins and friend TommyGarza came to visit and to dosome yard work that I had notcompleted. And, coming fromLa Belle, my oldest daughter,Juanita Wilkins, and her lifemate, David Trevino, stoppedfor a short while before going onto visit David’s family. Still later, Joseph I, came to bring some fresh rabbit meat.This meat will be a real treat,since our family quit raising rab bits outside Bowling Green inthe late 1980s. I know I haven’thad any since I moved intoWauchula in 1999. Al-though hewas unable to stay long, we didhave a good visit. I have become a Tampa Bay Rays fan this baseball season.Team manager Joe Maddon, Icall the “ice man” because youcan never read what he is think ing. Longoria, Zobrist, Escobarand Molina are players that Ienjoy. Besides this, the team isdoing well. That is a lot for thisChicago-area girl to admit whenthe home teams of the Cubs andthe White Sox are so ingrainedinto us during our school years(even though that was an eonago)! 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12B The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 By LUZ ELENASpecial To The Herald-Advocate Q: When were you born?A: Jesus Calvillo was born on June 26, 1941. Q: Where were you born? Country, state, city? A: He was born in Mexico, Michoacan, Las Trojes. Q: How was your childhood?A: Mr. Calvillo’s childhood was rough, because he would work a lot forhis father. Q: Did you finish school? Name of school? What was it like? A: Jesus never went to school. He didn’t know how to write or read. Q: What did you like to do when His Pastime? Playing Pranks On His Sisters you were younger? Why? A: When he was younger, he would always like to do bad things to his sis-ters. He would prank them, scare them. Q: Was life better when you were younger than now? A: When he was younger he had a better life because he had his familywith him, and now he doesn’t. Q: Did you like the way you grew up? Why or why not? A: Jesus liked the way he grew up, because his parents taught him how towork. Q: Did you like where you grew up?A: Mr. Jesus liked where he grew up because he met the love of his life. Q: Did you like to spend time with your family when you were younger? A: He liked to spend time with his family. He would have more time withhis parents, sisters and brothers. Now,he doesn’tget to seethem any-more. Q: When you were younger, what wasyour dream job? A: Jesus never had a dream job because all he wanted to do is just work inthe fields.Back In Time is the result of a class as-signment given to ninth graders atHardee Senior High School. Each stu-dent is asked to interview an older per-son. Selected interviews are publishedhere as an encouragement to the stu-dents and for the enjoyment of our read-ers. Back Back In In Time Time Hardee County Fire-Rescue is a department that covers 640square miles of mostly ruralagricultural area from three lo cations: Bowling Green,Wauchula and Zolfo Springs. The department is comprised of one fire chief, one deputy firechief, one fire prevention offi cer, two office staff, six lieu tenants and 33firefighters/-emergency medicaltechnicians/paramedics whoserve the community 24 hours aday seven days a week. The de partment has three shifts, A, Band C, with 13 personnel onshift each 24 hours that providethis public service. We are dedicated men and women who are here for you,ready to respond at all times. Weare well-trained and are expertswithin our field of the fire serv ice and emergency medicine,and have dedicated thousands ofhours and years of training toensure you are provided with themost effective, efficient, profes sional care possible. There are two individuals that I want to highlight for you,though. When someone does anexcellent job, I feel it is neces sary to mention it. Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Campbell and Firefight-er/Paramedic Chad Reeves arethose two men. They have consistently proven their ability, knowledge,skills anddedication toyou, the res idents andvisitors ofHardeeCounty, andhave espe cially exceled within the depart ment itself by assuming theresponsibility of taking care oftheir brother and sister firefight ers and paramedics by ensuringthey are outfitted with the nec essary bunker gear and uniformsthat they need. These additional duties are normally performed within mostdepartments by staff positions insupport services, as it is a diffi cult job in managing effectively. However, as we are not likemost departments, Chris andChad have taken on the addi tional responsibilities along withtheir normal duties of respond ing to your calls for help. Theirduties of service have not suf fered, and their dedication hastaken them away from their fam ilies more than once. As their firechief, Iwould beremiss ifI did notsay agreat big “Thank You!” to them both, andto mention them in the spotlightwhich they truly deserve. Thank you, Chris and Chad, for your dedication, strong workethic and solid determination inserving your community andyour brother and sister firefight ers/EMTs and paramedics. Job well done. Kudos To 2 Of The Best! FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET r$$"#&n & Hardee County Agri-Civic Center n(4("$,2$00(4$7 3"'3* r**,$2.0-"$$#1!$,$%(25-32'$#3" 2(-,0 ,&$#$4$*-.+$, 2"-,1$04 2(-,$%%-021.*31+ ,5-2'$0/3 *(%($#$#3" 2(-, .0-&0 +1*$ 1$1$$2'$0$ 130$081 !*$-%r($*#$.0$1$,2 2(4$%-02'$#$#3"2(!*$ +-3,2 -%2(")$2"-12 rrr$01-,1.30"' 1(,&2(")$ 212--0 22$,#(,&2'(1$4$,2'$0$!5"-,1$,22-!$.'-2&0 .'$# ,#%-0 2'$.3!*(" 2(-,-%1 (#.'-2-&0 .'1(, ,5+ & 6(,$!0-"'30$ #-0 %-0 ,5-2'$0.30.-1$ 1#$2$0+(,$#!5'$r-3,# 2(-, ," HARDEE COUNTY FRIENDS OF NRA !% Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II .45 ACP 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 Drawing to be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at our Banquet at Hardee County Agri-Civic Center Buy your tickets at Cracker Trail Guns & Ammo )*#('+# #$%"&+rn Need not be present to win. Only 300 Tickets Available 8:7c 7:31,8:7c $$)*5$#,$1# 51 r3&312$.2$+!$0 .+ *-0(# -1.(2 3"'3* 0*2-,20$$2 3"'3* n


C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, August 7, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Although some of the scores don’t show it, there’s some closeencounters in the 2014 Men’sCity Softball League action. By the end of last week, al though Mosaic was still the onlyundefeated team at 10-0, someof the other teams are jockeyingfor position. Each has won atleast one game and the less ex perienced squads are gettingmore and more competitive. Gilliard Fill Dirt is in second place at 8-1, with R&G Labs/-New Era at 6-3, Peace RiverElectric Cooperative Inc.(PRECo) at 6-4 and III Ranchesat 6-5. Behind them are BarbaroCalves Drafting, Bayside Com munity Church, Hardee MotorCo. and the Disciples. Action on Field 4 at 6:45 last Tuesday was a bit one-sided,with Mosaic marching past Bar baro 26-2. Dalton Hewett, Tyler Hewett, Travis McClenithan, Jerry Al-britton, Teddy Svendsen andTodd Rogers each had a trio oftallies for Mosaic. It was EliasRivera and Brandon Franks put ting runs on the board for Bar baro. In the marathon late game on Field 4, Gilliard swept pastPRECo 31-16. Brent Gilliard and Chris Knight led their team with fourtrips to home plate. MarioTamayo, Lester Hornbeck, BrekMcClenithan, Ruben Rivas and Tim Murphy added three runsapiece. Van Crawford was theonly triple-tally batter forPRECo. Brian Alexy, BillyAlexy, Kyle Long, KaylanRoyal and Jared Brooker eachadded two runs. Meanwhile, on Field 3, Hardee Motor won 24-6 overBayside in the early game. Quintin Blundell, Tequila, Sil verio Gambo, Will and LeeCriswell each scored three timesfor Hardee Motor. DominiqueAllen, Lalo Villegas and ChrisThompson added twin scores.Andrew Hinojosa was the onlytwin-tally batter for Bayside.Jermaine King, Travis Simpson,Josh Johnson and Chris Torreseach chipped in with a run. In the Field 3 game at 8:15, III Ranches won 24-4 over the Dis ciples. Seth McGee circled the bases four times for III Ranches, Lin coln Saunders, Kaleb Saunders,Chris Johnson, Jake Bolin,Bobby Caraway and Tyler Aldenchipped in with three runsapiece. Ramiro Briones, DanSmith, Johnny Huron and YogiLozano each crossed home platefor the Disciples. In the Field 3 opener last Thursday, Barbaro won 17-12over PRECo. Jeremy scored four times for Barbaro. Brandon Franks andElias Rivera added triple tallies.Billy Alexy and Royal werethree-score batters for PRECo.Long chipped in with two more. In the Field 3 closer, R&G won the 36-21 encounter withHardee Motor. Brandon Holton and Yogi Mendoza each crossed homeplate five times for R&G. JoshRickett, and Joe Adams addedfour scores apiece. For HardeeMotor, it was Jose Lucho withfour trips to home plate.Criswell and Will B. added tworuns apiece. On Field 4, Mosaic managed the Disciples for a 22-4 win inthe early game. Austin Helms was the only four-tally batter for Mosaic. Dal ton Hewett, Weston John-son,Tyler Hewett and Rogers addedthree runs apiece. Briones, DanSmith, Lalo Villegas and Valen tine Rosales scored for the Dis ciples. In the Field 4 nightcap, Gilliard downed III Ranches 22-15. Murphy was the only fourscore hitter for Gilliard. JessieRivera and Robbie Abbott addedthree runs apiece. For the IIIRanches, it was Kyle Cobb andMark McGee with a trio of tal lies apiece. Kaleb Saunders andSeth McGee added two runsapiece. Battles Loom In Men’s League By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate With only a handful of games left, Reality Ranch appears ashoo-in for the 2014 Women’sChurch Softball League seasonchampionship. Still unbeaten, Reality Ranch was at 8-0 at the end of lastweek’s action. The nearest oppo nent is New Hope Baptist,which did not play last week,remains at 3-1 and has a halfdozen games left, including oneagainst Reality Ranch. Behind them are Wauchula First Methodist, San AlfonsoChapel, Florida’s First Assem bly and First Christian. Each haswon at least one game. The post-season single-elimi nation tournament will be heldas soon as the remaining fiveevenings of play are in the bookor bypassed rain dates whichwill not affect the standings. In the opener last Tuesday, San Alfonso won 19-9 over FirstChristian. San Alfonso put all its scores in the book in the first two in nings. Maggie Olvera, Hea-therSt. John, Lori Dees, KourtneyHenderson, Honesty Martinez,Lori Henderson and BriannaOwens each came around tocross home plate twice. For First Christian, a half dozen scores came in the first in ning. Andrea Crawford and LoriCrouse each put a pair of runs onthe board and Amy Franks,Penny McGuire, Brooke Tyson,Becca Albritton and pickupplayer Shauntee Hines eachchipped in with solo scores. In the Tuesday closer, Reality Ranch won over First Christian26-9. Amber Steedley paced Reality Ranch with five trips around thebases. Christina Hadeo addedfour runs and Sami Jo Morgan,Chelsey Steedley and Joy Mor gan added three apiece. Amy Franks, Tyson and Amber Franks were twin-tallybatters for First Christian.Crouse, Albritton and Crawfordadded a run apiece. The Thursday early game was a marathon, with First Christianoutlasting First Assembly 25-24. Amy Franks and Crouse each circled the bases four times forFirst Christian. Amber Franks,McGuire, Megan Hartman andpickup player Kourtney Hender son added three runs apiece. Leadoff batter Senaida Garcia and Cassidy Powell led First As sembly with four scores apiece.Rachel Coker, Brooke, CaylahCoker and Sabrina Hernandezeach chipped in with three runs. The Thursday late game was also a thriller, with FirstMethodist nipping San Alfonso16-15. Jennifer Bryant topped First Methodist with three trips tohome plate. Jamie Rivas,Shauntee Hines, Liberty Lozanoand Kendall added twin tallies. For San Alfonso, it was Penny Strange with a trio of tallies.Henderson, St John, Dees andLucy Garcia each had twinscores. Reality Ranch Locks Women’s Title 7:31,8:7c Q: On a visit to our friend's house, my youngest son ran to ward the sliding-glass doorsleading to the back yard andwent right through the screendoor. He's fine, but I want tofix the damage. Can I do sowithout having to buy a wholenew door? —Joe T., Hartford, Conn. A: If the door frame is un damaged, you should be able toreplace the screen itself withoutpaying too much. With yourfriend, inspect the door frame forwarped or broken rollers. Makesure it's seated properly in thetrack and rolls easily back andforth. If the door sticks when it rolls, check the bottom rollers. (Gentlywiggle each side of the door; theside with more resistance mayhave a roller off the track.) Care fully lift up that side of the dooras far as it will go (usually a frac tion of an inch). Use a smallputty knife to gently push theroller wheel back down into itstrack, and test. Now, you can elect either to replace the screen and any dam aged components (if the rollersbroke or were loosened, for ex ample), or to replace the entiredoor ($50 to upward of $100).Also consider how much timeand effort you want to put intothe repair versus a replacement. For time's sake, let's go with the screen replacement. If re placement parts are available forthat specific model, get those;otherwise, a generic replacementkit with nylon screen and splineshould work fine. Purchase aspline roller as well. Remove the screen door from its tracks by lifting upward andtugging out. Lay the door flat ona clean surface with the screenside nearest you. Locate the rub ber spline around the perimeterof the screen. Using a flat screw driver, ease a section of splineout of its track and then pull theentire run out. The broken screen will come out with it. Next, roll the replacement screen out and pre-measure.Leave at least 1 inch extraaround all four sides. Use a util ity knife to cut the screen to size.With a helper holding the screenin place, use the spline roller'sconvex (ungrooved) end to pushthe new screen down into itsgroove on one side of the door.Follow up by pushing the newspline into place in the groove,pinning the screen in. Use thegrooved side of the roller to pushthe spline in tightly. Repeat the process on all four sides, working carefully aroundeach corner so that the edgesdon't tear the screen. Hold thescreen taut as you work. Once the spline is in place, carefully cut away the extralength at the end and push thenub down into the groove. Use autility knife to trim away the ex cess screen from the outer edgeof the spline groove. Put the door back into place, setting it into the top of the framefirst and then easing into its bot tom track, being careful not todamage the rollers. HOME TIP: Screens with one or two minor flaws can berepaired using needle and thread;screens with tears or large holesshould be replaced.Send your questions or home tipsto (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta Administrative Assistant Class Classes will begin August 18 Monday Friday from 8:00 am 2:30 pm CNA Classes August 25, 2014 November 21, 2014 Classes will meet 4 pm 9 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday — Clinical days will vary. 50--")//"./-",0&-"!5*2)+3(")/!0"/-"$&./-/&*)5&(&/"! '...&4".* '')*2 8:7c 5*-(*-"&)#*-(/&*) *)/ //%" (&'3"-1& "")/"-n"./%&!!")/-""/!&nrnnnnn It pays to advertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for Y Y O O U U !The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255


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August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C O O u u t t o o f f A A f f r r i i c c a a There are few vegetables with a more storied past and debatablereputation than okra. This slen der green pod comes from thelovely yellow flower of theseemingly impervious HibiscusEsculentus plant. While thishardy crop would flourish almostanywhere, okra is grown mainlyin the South. Those who've eatenokra love it, and when separatedfrom it, for reasons of geographyor season, miss it. Known to some as ladies' fin gers, bhindi, bamia or mostlycommonly as gumbo, which isits West African name, the okraplant is believed to have arrivedin North American with theAfrican slave trade. It's possiblethat slaver traders or the captivesthemselves stowed away seeds tobring to the New World. Okra was cherished by both slaves and slave owners. South ern agricultural journals, datingback to the mid-1800s, accountthat it was widely enjoyed andeaten frequently during thegrowing season in a variety ofpreparations. The Cajun and Creole cuisines of Louisiana resulted from aNew World fusion of foods fromthe diverse cultures of its earlysettlers. It was in Louisiana thatokra gumbo, the famous dishnamed after its key ingredient,was born. Okra was a predominant ingre dient in the regional stew of veg etables and chicken, shrimp orcrawfish. The gelatinous liquidin okra helps to thicken gumbosand soups. Slaves also used theseeds as a coffee substitute andthe leaves for medicinal pur poses. Relatively easy to grow, okra tolerates high temperature andscant water, and also is nutri tious. Okra is an excellent source KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis & Gina Harlow of dietary fiber, vitamins B-6 andC, as well as folic acid, potas sium and calcium. Okra alsocontains properties to help withdiet-related illnesses like dia betes. The gelatinous interiorfound in okra helps to slow theabsorption of sugar into theblood by forming a kind of gelcoating inside the bowels. Thisslows down the absorption offood from the gut, evening outthe peaks in blood glucose thatoccur after meals. Even with all its health bene fits and historical acclaim, okrahas been controversial from itsarrival in North America. Thereare those refuse to eat it or whothink it's a suspicious-lookingpod of slimy repute. This is be cause of the gelatinous substanceokra releases when cut. Proper selection and cooking methods will eliminate that trulyminor detail and showcase its de licious flavor. When choosingokra, it's important to look forsmall, tender pods, as thick, longpods tend to be tough. Okrashould never be sliced until im mediately before cooking. Thishelp to prevent some of its gelat inous interior from seeping out. Once you've tried this delicacy properly cooked, okra will stealyour affections, as it has for somany others who salivate at themere mention of its name. Myrecipe for Okra and Shrimp HushPuppies showcases the best qual ities of okra in a historical South ern recipe that is packed withCreole flavors. OKRA AND SHRIMP HUSH PUPPIES These hush puppies are the perfect side dish for baked,broiled or fried fish, or it makesa wonderful appetizer whenserved with a spicy dippingsauce. You can keep the fried hush puppies warm in a 225 Foven for up to 15 minutes.1 cup self-rising yellow corn meal mix1/2 cup self-rising flour1 cup medium-size rawshrimp, chopped1/4 cup finely diced onion, 1/2 cup red or green bell pep per, chopped finely1/2 cup celery, diced finely1/2 cup fresh, chopped okra orfrozen and thawed cut okra1 1/2 teaspoons Creole or OldBay seasoning1 large egg, lightly beaten1/4 cup beef broth1/2 cup carbonated waterFrying oil1 teaspoon salt 1. Stir together the cornmeal mix and flour in large bowl untilcombined. Sprinkle shrimp,onion, bell pepper, celery andokra with 1 teaspoon of the Cre ole seasoning and combine tocoat with the spices. Add theshrimp and vegetable mixture tothe cornmeal mixture. 2. In a small bowl, stir to gether the egg, broth, water andthe remaining 1/2 teaspoon Cre ole seasoning. Pour the egg mix ture into the cornmeal mixtureusing just enough to moisten thecornmeal. Let stand 5 to 7 min utes. 3. Pour oil into a Dutch oven to a depth of 4 inches; heat to350 F. Drop batter by level table spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry inbatches for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes,flipping hush puppies over andfrying for another 2 minutes onthe other side until goldenbrown. 4. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels; sprinkle with saltand serve immediately.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's author,culinary historian and author ofseven cookbooks. Her new cook book is "The Kitchen Diva's Di abetic Cookbook." Her websiteis To see how-to videos, recipes and much,much more, Like Angela ShelfMedearis, The Kitchen Diva! onFacebook and go to Gina Harlow's blog aboutfood and gardening at may not be reprintedwithout permission from AngelaShelf Medearis. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis 8/7/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:53 AM Set: 8:11 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 18 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:23 PM Set: 3:27 AM Overhead: 10:56 PM Underfoot:10:26 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 86% percent waxing 86% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 10:26 AM-12:26 PM10:56 PM-12:56 AM Minor Times 3:27 AM 4:27 AM 5:23 PM 6:23 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 8/8/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:54 AM Set: 8:10 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 16 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:19 PM Set: 4:28 AM Overhead: 11:56 PM Underfoot:11:26 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 93% percent waxing 93% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 11:26 AM 1:26 PM11:56 PM 1:56 AM Minor Times 4:28 AM 5:28 AM 6:19 PM 7:19 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -4 8/9/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:54 AM Set: 8:10 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 16 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:12 PM Set: 5:35 AM Overhead: --:-Underfoot:12:26 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 98% percent waxing 98% Waxing Gibbous Major Times --:---:-12:26 PM 2:26 PM Minor Times 5:35 AM 6:35 AM 7:12 PM 8:12 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -4 8/10/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:55 AM Set: 8:09 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 14 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:02 PM Set: 6:42 AM Overhead:12:56 AM Underfoot: 1:26 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 100% percent full 100% FULL MOON Major Times 12:56 AM -2:56 AM 1:26 PM 3:26 PM Minor Times 6:42 AM 7:42 AM 8:02 PM 9:02 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -4 8/11/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:55 AM Set: 8:08 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 13 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:49 PM Set: 7:50 AM Overhead: 1:55 AM Underfoot: 2:23 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 99% percent waning 99% Waning Gibbous Major Times 1:55 AM 3:55 AM 2:23 PM 4:23 PM Minor Times 7:50 AM 8:50 AM 8:49 PM 9:49 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better++++ Time Zone UTC: -4 8/12/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:56 AM Set: 8:07 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 11 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:33 PM Set: 8:56 AM Overhead: 2:51 AM Underfoot: 3:19 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 95% percent waning 95% Waning Gibbous Major Times 2:51 AM 4:51 AM 3:19 PM 5:19 PM Minor Times 8:56 AM 9:56 AM 9:33 PM 10:33 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -4 8/13/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:56 AM Set: 8:06 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 10 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:16 PM Set: 10:01 AM Overhead: 3:46 AM Underfoot: 4:12 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 88% percent waning 88% Waning Gibbous Major Times 3:46 AM 5:46 AM 4:12 PM 6:12 PM Minor Times 10:01 AM-11:01 AM 10:16 PM-11:16 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 8/14/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:57 AM Set: 8:05 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 08 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:59 PM Set: 11:05 AM Overhead: 4:39 AM Underfoot: 5:05 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 79% percent waning 79% Waning Gibbous Major Times 4:39 AM 6:39 AM 5:05 PM 7:05 PM Minor Times 11:05 AM-12:05 PM 10:59 PM11:59 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar Forecast *&681&3)#&=?#&9(-91& ? (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aaron’s Rental. Next to Heartland Pediatrics) Front: Sue Labato and Pauline Ochoa, Techs; Elaine Thorton, Certified Mastectomy Fitter Back: Julian Garcia, Tech; Brian Delp, Pharmacist; and Erik Alvarado, Tech. 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4C The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2013-CA-000642 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -vs.Bobby VanSickle and Brandy VanSickle, Husband and Wife; Hardee County, Florida, Through its Hurricane Housing Recovery Program; CitiFinancial Equity Services, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to order rescheduling fore closure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 25-2013CA-000642 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Associ ation, Plaintiff and Bobby Van Sickle and Brandy VanSickle, Husband and Wife are defen dant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Victoria L. Rogers, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873 AT 11:00 A.M. on August 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 4, OF BLOCK 10, OF WILLIAMS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 1 THROUGH 27A, ALSO IN PLAT BAR A-7, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION, (863)-5344488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT8:7,14c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252014CA000173 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAUCHULA, a National Banking Association organized under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff, vs. SENAIDA GONZALES, JOSE LUIS GONZALES, UNKNOWN TENANT, VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERK OF COURTS FOR HARDEE COUNTY FLORIDA, UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS, G.P., CAPITAL ONE BANK, A CORPORATION, STATE OF FLORIDA, AND TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Final Default Judgment and Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and for Attorneys Fees and Costs entered by the Court on July 21, 2014, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor Hallway Outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida on the 20 day of August, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the following-de scribed property: Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Block 2 of the resubdivi sion of the Roberts and Skipper addition to the Town of Zolfo Springs, Hardee County, Florida, being in the SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 26, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 119 and 120. DATED this 23 day of July 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Courts By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk8:7,14c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2012-CA-000002 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Successor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset-Backed Securities, Inc.. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2003-3 Plaintiff, -vs.William B. Heggie and Bonnie G. Heggie, Husband and Wife; Mary Hall; Anthony Harrell; Capital One Bank (USA), National Association f/k/a Capital One Bank; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to order rescheduling fore closure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 25-2012CA-000002 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Succes sor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Certificate holders of Bear Stearns AssetBacked Securities, Inc.. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2003-3, Plaintiff and William B. Heggie and Bonnie G. Heggie, Husband and Wife and Mary Hall and Anthony Harrell are defen dant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Victoria L. Rogers, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873 AT 11:00 A.M. on August 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 16, 17, 18 AND 19, BLOCK 4, GRAHAMS AD DITION TO THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, AC CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR PLUS 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. F YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION, (863)-5344488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770. Dated this 22 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk7:31,8:7c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 252014CA000242 FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS DEVISEES BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF BRIAN KEITH STATON; et al., Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS DEVISEES BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF BRIAN KEITH STATON Last Known Residence: Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HARDEE County, Florida: THE EAST 67.00 FEET OF LOTS 19 AND 20 AND THE EAST 67.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH 23.00 FEET OF LOT 18 OF BLOCK 11 OF THE ORIGINAL SURVEY OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ALLEY LYING ADJACENT TO LOTS 19 AND 20 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ALLEY ADJACENT TO THE EAST 67.00 FEET OF THE SOUTH 23.00 FEET OF LOT 18 OF BLOCK 11 OF THE ORIGINAL SURVEY OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ALDRIDGE | CONNORS, LLP, Plaintiffs attorney, at 1615 South Congress Ave, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445 (Phone Number: (561) 392-6391), within 30 days of the first date of publi cation of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before August 29, 2014 on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on July 23, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk7:31,8:7c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2013-CA-000577 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, -vs.John Eric Reschke a/k/a John E. Reschke, Surviving Spouse of Debra A. Reschke, Deceased; Diane Keen Grantham; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation d/b/a; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to order rescheduling fore closure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 25-2013CA-000577 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein Green Tree Servicing LLC, Plaintiff and John Eric Reschke a/k/a John E. Reschke, Surviving Spouse of Debra S. Reschke, Deceased are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Victoria L. Rogers, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash HARDEE COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873 AT 11:00 A.M. on August 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK A, OF KNOLLWOOD FIRST ADDI TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION, (863)-5344488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT8:7,14c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252014CA000105 WAUCHULA STATE BANK Plaintiff, vs. JIMMIE R. RICHARDSON, ET AL Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXA TION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated July 21, 2014, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hardee County Courthouse, on the second floor hall way outside of Room 202, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, at 11:00 A.M. on August 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS, to wit: THE S OF 70 YARDS SQUARE IN THE SW CORNER OF THE SW OF THE SW OF THE SW OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH RANGE 26 EAST. AND THE N OF 70 YARDS SQUARE IN THE SW CORNER OF THE SW OF THE SW OF THE SW OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH RANGE 26 EAST. TOGETHER WITH A 1960 STAR MOBILE HOME, CERTIFICATE OF TITLE #9819916 (VIN#SD503149), AND A 1975 FASH MOBILE HOME, CERTIFICATE OF TITLE #13840487 (VIN#002751482). PARCEL ID: 30-33-260000-03280-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1206 BOYD COWART ROAD, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 Dated this 22 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 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, to the provision of certain assistance. Please con tact 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. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.7:31,8:7c_______________________________DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical ther apy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doc tor's wishes). Then, we happened to vacation for a month in Florida, and one of the offered activities was a "stretch" workout. She insisted that she wanted to try it. After the very first time she thought she felt a little better. She went to several of the sessions, and finally asked the trainer what she could buy to keep it up at home. The trainer suggested a stretching DVD. It takes about an hour to complete, and she now does it three times a week. She plays hard tennis five days a week, hasn't complained about pain since 2010, and has n't needed any physical ther apy, either. I continue to be amazed. Certainly this kind of ther apy can't hurt anyone, since you do it only to your personal comfort levels. Perhaps you might mention this type of therapy in your column sometime. It worked miracles for us at virtually no cost. R.M. ANSWER: Spinal stenosis is caused by pressure on the nerves at the level of the spinal column. Physical therapy is one effective treatment, and one I always recommend prior to considering surgery. I thank you for taking the time to point out that gentle stretching can help, probably by opening up the spaces in be tween the vertebrae to allow the nerve more room. The booklet on back problems gives an outline of some causes of and treatments for the morecommon back maladies. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach No. 303W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. ROACH: We recently lost a dear relative to cholangiocarcinoma. He had served in the Navy in Vietnam. The probable cause of his cancer was from a parasite, a river fluke, which is common to that region. The diagnosis came way too late to save his life. How can veterans be tested or diagnosed early enough for a possible successful cure? Are there any current tests avail able? J.A.E. ANSWER: I am sorry to hear about your relative. Cholangio carcinoma is cancer of the bile duct, a rare cancer. Liver flukes are a risk factor, and so is a condition called primary sclerosing cholangitis, a condition associ ated with ulcerative colitis. The cancer is rare but highly lethal, because by the time symptoms show up, the cancer usually is advanced. Also because of its rarity, screening for the cancer in a gen eral population won't be effec tive. However, for people at high risk, such as those with PSC or a history of liver parasites, at least one study has shown that screen ing with a blood test (CA 19-9, CEA) or by endoscopy can be ef fective. It would be reasonable to speak with the expert taking care of this problem, usually a gastroenterologist, about screening. 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 To view and order health pamphlets, visit www.rb, or write to P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475.(c) 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights ReservedGood HealthBy Keith Roach, M.D.To Your _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CASE NO.: 252014CP000053 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF GEORGE J. BRUMMER, deceased. ______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE J. BRUMMER, de ceased, whose date of death was June 21, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is Post Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. The name and address of the Personal Representa tive and the Personal Representative's Attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR EVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 7, 2014. Personal Representative: GEORGE F. BRUMMER 1046 Cutlass Avenue Nanahawkin, NJ 08050 Attorney for Personal Representative: John W. H. Burton, of JOHN W. H. BURTON, P. A. Post Office Drawer 1729 Wauchula, FL 33873-1729 Telephone No.: (863) 773-3241 Fax No.: (866) 591-1658 Email: Florida Bar Number: 06501378:7,14c_______________________________ Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing WATER MANAGEMENT DIS TRICTS Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District R R U U L L E E N N O O . : : RULE TITLE 40D-8.624: Guidance and Mini mum Levels for Lakes The Southwest Florida Water Management District announces a workshop to which all persons are invited. D D A A T T E E A A N N D D T T I I M M E E : : Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm P P L L A A C C E E : : Jimmy B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618 GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Discus-sion of the proposed minimum and guid ance levels for Starvation Lake in Hillsborough County, FL. The agenda will be made available to the general public at least one week prior to the workshop online at endar.calendar.php. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Christina Uranowski, M.S., PWS, Senior En vironmental Scientist, SWFWMD, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604, (352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-1476 (FL Only) exten sion 4271. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special ac commodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: (352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-1476 (FL Only), exten sion 4702, TDD (FL Only) 1(800)231-6103 or e-mail: ADA If you are hearing or speech im paired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 or 1(800)9558770 (Voice). 8:7c 1. When was the last time a division in Major League Baseball finished a season with no teams having a losing record? 2. Who was the last majorleague rookie to win a regularseason Most Valuable Player Award? 3. Name the quarterback who holds the Tampa Bay Bucca neers record for most touchdown passes in a season. 4. Which No. 16 seed took No. 1 seed Michigan State into overtime before losing in the men's NCAA basketball tournament in 1990? 5. The New York Rangers set a regular-season franchise record in 2013-14 for most road victories. How many? 6. Who was the last back-toback pole winner at the Indianapolis 500 before Ed Carpenter (2013-14)? 7. Which is the only Grand Slam event tennis star Serena Williams has not won in consec utive years? ANSWERS 1. The National League East Division, in 2005. 2. Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki, in 2001. 3. Josh Freeman threw 27 TD passes in 2012. 4. Murray State lost to the No. 1 Spartans, 75-71, in over time in 1990. 5. Twenty-five. 6. Helio Castroneves, in 2009-10. 7. The French Open.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek


August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Aug. 3, Herman Eugene Patterson, 26, of 363 River Chase Cir cle, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with possession of cocaine, two counts possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon, unarmed burglary of a dwelling, two counts possession of methamphetamine, public order crimes violation of drug laws injuries, two counts possession of marijuana and resisting an officer without violence. Aug. 3, Alfred Bryan Faulk, 44, of 100 Collier St., St. Augustine, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and charged with battery. Aug. 2, thefts on East Main Street and on U.S. 17 North were reported. Aug. 2, Erick Estrada, 36, of 445 Calvert Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz and charged with four counts of con tempt of court violation of an injunction for protection and bat tery. Aug. 2, Samuel Rivera, 23 of 290 Old Bowling Green Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on an outof-county warrant. Aug. 1, Tyler Lee Richardson, of 880 Griffin Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Skylar Clark and charged with grand theft of a vehicle. Aug. 1, Maria Natividad Dominguez, 33, of 338 Stenstrom Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz and charged with vio lation of probation. Aug. 1, Darius Dontae McKinzie, 25, of 627 Snell St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz on a pair of out-of-county warrants. Aug. 1, Daniel Allen Jenkins, 20, of 1107 Sparrow Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Aron Thomas and charged with battery. Aug. 1, Mark Gonzalez, 22, of 2280 Merle Langford Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold on a charge of failure to appear in court. Aug. 1, a residential burglary on Snell Street, a vehicle stolen on Griffin Road, and thefts on U.S. 17 North and Gregory Lane were reported. July 31, Cody James Rawls, 23 of 1245 Broadus Williams Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with six counts of uttering forged instruments and withholding support of children. July 31, Ramiro Ramirez, 40, of 321 Torrey Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with four counts of selling methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a spec ified location, two counts misuse of a two-way communication device, possession of methamphetamine, two counts possession of a structure/vehicle for selling drugs, four counts possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon and three counts possession of drug paraphernalia. July 31, Timoteo Isabel DeJesus, 33, of 934 Shanna Lane, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with driving with knowledge of a suspended license and violation of pro bation. July 31, Nathaniel Keith Toothman, 23 of 6024 Sherman Ter., Sebring, was arrested by Dep. Alice Simandl and charged with pos session of drug paraphernalia. July 31, criminal mischief on Webb Road and on Sasser Road and a theft on Schontag Road were reported. July 30, Jose Luis Rojas, 23 ,of 310 W. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with loitering/prowling, resisting an officer without violence and violation of probation. July 30, Marty Wayne Evans, 37, of 1427 Lost Acres Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbot on two counts of violation of probation. July 30, Joshua Glenn Luke, 18, of 5590 Dallas McClellan Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. July 30, Jamie Samantha Hrabal, 28, of 798 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts possession of drugs without a pre scription, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty toward a child that could result in injury. July 30, Johnny Lee Cook, 68, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Alice Simandl and charged with trespass on property other than a structure and disorderly intoxication. July 30, a residential burglary on Golden Oaks Road was re ported. July 29, Gilbert Luna, 44, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney and charged with escape and larceny. July 29, burglary of a conveyance on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South), criminal mischief on Gregory Lane and on Third Street East, and thefts on Crewsville Road, on SR 64 West and on U.S. 17 North were reported. July 28, Dalia Flores, 38, of 247 Causey Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with battery. July 28, Adrian Arturo Enriquez, 22, of 697 Sally Place, Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. July 28, Troy Bernard Stancil, 29, of 149 Schoolhouse Rd., Lakeland, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney and charged with burglary of a dwelling/structure/conveyance and destroying/tamper ing with evidence. July 28, Danielle Cullifer, 18, of 1445 Ben Hill Friffin Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with a sexual offense on a person age 12 t0 15. July 28, a business burglary on SR 64 East, a tag stolen on River Road, criminal mischief on Fourth Street West, and thefts on Lisa Drive and on U.S. 17 North were reported. WAUCHULA Aug. 3, Luis Geradardo Rocho, 29, of 525 N. Illinois St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with bat tery. Aug. 2, a theft on North Eighth Avenue was reported. Aug. 1, Angela K. Keene, 42, of 611 Green St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith on an out-of-county warrant. Aug. 1, a residential burglary on South Fifth Avenue (U.S. 17 North) and a theft on East Bay Street were reported. July 31, a vehicle stolen on Townsend Street and a theft on North Sixth Avenue (U. S. 17 South) were reported. July 30, a residential burglary on North Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. July 28, Sidney Edward Smith, 19, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jesse Poole and charged with resisting an officer without violence. July 28, a robbery/holdup on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) and a theft on West Main Street were reported. BOWLING GREEN Aug. 2, a residential burglary on Central Street and a fight on Willow Avenue were reported. July 30, Lee Edward Taylor, 40, of 288 W. County Line Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with larceny and a traffic offense. July 28, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way was reported.NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER REGISTRATION AND NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSEPursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given to the following person(s) to show cause why they should not be disqualified as a registered voter: Noe Macedo 935 Arcadia Dr. Wauchula, FL 33873 Bradford W Dickey 1022 Blue Jay Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Melissa D Miller-Darty 812 S 8th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873The above individuals are notified to show cause why his/her name should not be removed from the voter registration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and removal of your name from the statewide voter registration system. For further information and instruction, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30 days of publication of this notice. Jeffery Ussery Supervisor of Elections Hardee CountyLa NOTA DE VOTANTE INVALIDO La MATRICULA Y la NOTA para MOSTRAR la CAUSASegn Seccin 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, la nota por la presente es dada a la persona (s) siguiente para mostrar la causa por qu ellos no deben ser descalificados como un votante registrado:Noe Macedo 935 Arcadia Dr. Wauchula, FL 33873 Bradford W Dickey 1022 Blue Jay Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Melissa D Miller-Darty 812 S 8th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa por qu su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de matrcula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro de 30 das tendr como resultado una determinacin de ineligibility por el Supervisor y la eliminacin de su nombre del sistema a todo el estado de matrcula de votante. Para la informacin y la instruccin adicionales, avise al Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 das de la publicacin de esta nota. Jeffery Ussery El Supervisor de Condado de Elecciones Hardee 8:7C2014 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 notedBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF August 07th at 8:30 a.m. & 21st at 6:00 p.m. Planning Session No Planning Session Budget Workshop 08/06/14 Primary Election 08/26/14 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT BOARD MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTH. Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. MONTH OF August th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF August 07th 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 August th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF August 07th LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF August 17th HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled. HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. MONTH OF August 15th 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. 8:7nc New Furniture For Less New Furniture For Less Support Local Economy Support Local Economy Mattress SALE Queen $229 Living Room Highpoint Furniture(across from Home Depot)3 38 82 2-0 06 60 00 0 Cash For Gold! Instant DeliveryNO HIGH PRESSURE SALESMAN! *Items may not be similar to pictures. soc8:7c 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.: 631 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 04-34-25-0350-0000I-0008 Description of Property: COM AT NE COR OF BLK I & RUN W ALONG N BDRY LINE 150 1/4 FT TO POB THEN RUN W ALONG N ERN BDRY LINE 49 FT THEN 5 TO PT EQUI DISTANCE BETWEEN THE N ERN & S ERN BDRY LINES THEN E 49 FT THEN N TO POB BLK I 258P467 262P27 290P322 DC/302P565 PMR/10/84 316P598 316P600 336P84 PMR/8-07(JRM, JR 726P572 (DCJRM,JR) 73GP1336 200725007973PET/7973(DC-JRM, JR) 200725007975-ORDER 200825003388 200825003546 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: MARVIN WILLIAMS AND TAMMY FRIEL 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 27th day of AUGUST, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 9thday of JULY, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD081XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5127:17-8:7c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HARRIET KAY WISE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said cer tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 883 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008 Parcel ID Number: 13-36-25-0850-00092-0001 Description of Property: DESCRIPTION: LOTS 2 & 3 BLK 92 LINCOLN PARK SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: TIMOTHY TALLY 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 27THday of AUGUST, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 9thday of JULY, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252014TD007XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5127:17-8:7c


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August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Roy Rodriguez, 51, Wauchula, and Linda Kay Nellis, 42, Wauchula. Jorge Luis Rodriguez-Garcia, 30, Wauchula, and Tina Marie Garcia, 41, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Amanda L. Roberts, stipulated settlement approved, case dismissed. Valencia Gardens Apartments vs. Nora Lopez, Theodore Wheeler and Ernest Wheeler Jr., judgment of eviction. Discover Bank vs. Juan Gonzales Castanon, stipulated settlement approved, case dismissed. Jennifer Bailley vs. K. D. Hill, dismissed for lack of progress. Shirley Roberts vs. Cash For Gold Kevin Brooks, dis missed for lack of progress. Valencia Gardens Apartments vs. Lauren Ball, voluntary dismissal. Country Manor Apartments vs. Kymberlie Johnson, stipu lated settlement approved, case dismissed. Country Manor Apartments vs. Juan Gonzalez et al, judg ment of eviction. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recently in county court: Juan Carrillo, assault and trespass on property other than structure/conveyance, trans ferred to pretrial intervention program, return Sept. 17. Jose Angel Garza, resisting arrest without violence, 90 days in jail, $525 fines, costs and fees; domestic battery, not pros ecuted. Tracy Ann Sanders, domestic battery, 20 days in jail, $777 fines, costs and fees. Khamchah Saythavyinthiraj, battery, not prosecuted. Joshua Friedman, possession of drug paraphernalia, 45 days in jail, $475 fines, costs and fees. Luciano Lara, petit theft, 180 days in jail, $475 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. Kevin Eugene Richardson, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, adjudication with held, and battery, probation 12 months, $1,102 fines, costs and fees; open house party, criminal mischief and trespass on prop erty other than structure/con veyance, not prosecuted. William Decker, trespass in an occupied structure, probation 12 months, $425 fines, costs and fees. Rene Rivera, battery, com pleted pretrial intervention pro gram, not prosecuted. Anahi Solis, retail theft, com pleted pretrial intervention pro gram, not prosecuted. Christopher Lee Eures, viola tion of probation (original charges possession of marijuana and possession of drug para phernalia), probation revoked, 120 days in jail, outstanding $525 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Annie B. Small and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Calvin L. Greer, petition for child support. Krystle Massey and Dusty Lee Massey, divorce. Clifford Bowling vs. M.L. Parsons, Glenn Morris and Tim othy C. Cannon, petition to re cover property. The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee vs. Glenda L. Smith et al, petition for mort gage foreclosure. Virginia Eures and Matthew Paul Eures, divorce. Kimberly Bell vs. Tyrone Ivery, petition for injunction for protection. Tiffany Wilson and DOR vs. Steven Ryan Bolin, petition for administrative child support order. Dakar Tyler vs. Paul Inc., Rambaldo D. Gonzalez, Zelisha Burgess et al, damages auto negligence. Michael King vs. Melissa Summerville, petition for injunction for protection. Ciana Elmeus vs. Romilia Elmeus, petition for injunction for protection. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Ally Financial Inc. vs. Timothy E. Wells, judgment. Maria Vallejo vs. Brittany Baker, injunction for protection. Meredith Wolfe vs. Donald Wolfe, injunction for protection. Oscar Benavides vs. Sergio Benavides, dismissal of tempo rary injunction for protection. Kimberly Darty vs. Roger Darty, dismissal of temporary injunction for protection. First National Bank of Wauchula vs. Senaida Gonzales, Jose Gonzales et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee vs. William B. and Bonnie G. Heggie et al, judg ment of mortgage foreclosure. Maria Nancy Sanchez and Marco Antonio Sanchez, divorce. Melissa L. Nickell and John Nickell, divorce. Wauchula State Bank vs. Jim mie R. Richardson, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. Jean Robert Fleurimond and Charitable Paul, divorce. Roy G. Martin and Vicki Adcox Martin, divorce. Ramiro Trevino and Kelly Vang, order. Kristen N. Whiteside vs. Joseph C. Long III and the state Department of Revenue, order. Daisy Lee Zambrano and DOR vs. Ruddie Lee Lopez, child support order. Vanessa Rae Albritton and DOR vs. Devin Derome Walker, child support order. Brenda Hines and DOR vs. Bennie James Wiley Jr., order on child support contempt. Brandy Leigh Murphy and DOR vs. Michael Jerome Youngblood, order on child sup port contempt. Danuyel Herrin and DOR vs. Shannon M. Veitch, order on child support contempt. Candice Marie Toothman and DOR vs. Jeffrey Dee Capuria, child support order. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of re cently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adjudicated guilty unless noted oth erwise. When adjudication is withheld, it is pending success ful completion of probation. Sentences are pursuant to an investigative report by and the recommendation of the state probation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Diego Jay Acevedo, violation of probation (original charges grand theft, uttering a forged check and petit theft), probation revoked, 364 days in jail with credit for 125 days served, fol lowed by probation four years, $550 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Gilbert Carmona III, domes tic battery, adjudication with held, probation one year, $1,484 fines, costs and fees. Waylon Coe Chester, possession of methamphetamine, adju dication withheld, probation three years, $1,206 fines, costs and fees. Melissa Davenport, posses sion of methamphetamine, pos session of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, probation three years, $1,356 fines, costs and fees; possession of drug paraphernalia (second charge), not prosecuted. Aaron Matthew Fuston, possession of marijuana, adjudica tion withheld, probation 12 months, $1,332 fines, costs and fees; manufacture of marijuana, not prosecuted. Heriberto Garcia, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of methamphetamine, posses sion of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended, 90 days in jail with credit for 38 days served, probation four years, $1,743 fines, costs and fees. Sonia D. Gonzales, child pro bation, adjudication withheld, probation four years, $1,219 fines, costs and fees; cruelty toward a child, not prosecuted. Nikki Lynn Guilford, possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial intervention program. Christopher Hernandez, assault and resisting arrest without violence, 24 months Florida State Prison with credit for 128 days served, $1,345 fines, costs and fees placed on lien; battery on a law enforcement officer, not prosecuted; violation of pro bation (original charge battery on law enforcement officer), probation revoked, 24 months Florida State Prison (concur rent), $300 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Joseph Bryant Herrin, viola tion of probation (original charge grand theft), probation revoked, 30 days in jail with credit for 14 days served, proba tion four years, $300 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Andrew Reyna, possession of methamphetamine and posses sion of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial interven tion program. Melquiades Vargas Torres, felony leaving the scene of an accident with injury, adjudica tion withheld, and felony driving without a license, probation two years, $1,319.50 fines, costs and fees; leaving the scene of an accident with in-juries, not pros ecuted. Dorothy Jessica Unzueta, violation of probation (original charges possession of metham phetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia), probation revoked, eight months in jail with credit for 52 days served, $1,245 costs and fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Pete Arthur Byers, dealing in stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and posses sion of drug paraphernalia, 18 months Florida State Prison with credit for 117 days served, $1,445 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. Curtis Bell, petition for early termination of probation (original charges two counts child abuse), petition denied. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the circuit court clerk in the following cases: Antelmo Bautista to Ignacio Rodriguez and Maria G. Rodriguez, $13,000. William and Kristin Albritton to Casimiro Jaime Castillo Jr., $57,200. Iris Lynn Lessley to Triple-M Equipment Inc., $61,500. Kathleen J. Whaley to Jane B. Trimble, $40,000. Higher Development to Israel and Magaly Ramirez, $98,000. HEIRLOOM BLT SALAD A summertime twist on the classic BLT, this salad delivers the same great tastes in a differ ent form. 1 lemon 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives 8 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 slices good-quality white bread, well-toasted 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 head (about 8 ounces) Bibb or Boston lettuce, leaves separated 3 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1. From lemon, into small bowl, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 teaspoons juice. Whisk in buttermilk, mayon naise, chives and 1/4 teaspoon salt. 2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon on medium 9 to 14 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring occasionally. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper-towellined plate. 3. Cut each slice bread into 4 triangles; transfer to medium bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons bacon fat, tossing to coat. Discard remaining bacon fat. 4. To same skillet, add vinegar and sugar. Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves and mix ture is slightly reduced, stirring constantly. Return bacon to skil let, tossing and stirring to coat. Remove from heat. 5. Arrange lettuce on serving platter. Top with bread and tomatoes. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve salad with dressing. Serves 4. calories, 18g total fat (6g satu rated), 30mg cholesterol, 775mg sodium, 19g total carbs, 2g di etary fiber, 11g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at cipefinder/.(c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good HousekeepingSOLICITATION OF BIDSSealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, hereinafter referred to as County, at: Hardee County Purchasing Office 205 Hanchey Road Wauchula, FL 33873 (863)773-5014 until Monday, Monday, October 8, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time at which time they will be publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted. Hardee County is proposing to sell the parcel of land at 1412 Friendship Lane in unincorporated Hardee County, Florida, designated as follows: Legal Description: N of SW of NW of the SW of Section 6, Township 35 South, Range 26 East, Hardee County, Florida. Subject to an easement retained by Guy Polk and assigns for ingress, egress, the supply and maintenance of utilities, ditches and drainage in the following-described property: The North thirty (30) feet of the SW of the NW of the SW of Section 6, Township 35 South, Range 26 East, AND subject to right of way for county road on West boundary of above-described property. Subject to real estate taxes and special assessments, if any, for the year 2014 and subsequent years. Bids must be in an enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words Sealed Bid Pro posed Land Sale in Hardee County, Florida and the Bidders name and address clearly shown on the outside thereof. Bids must be received in the office of the Purchasing Director not later than the time set forth for bid opening. The COUNTY will not be responsible for any lost or late arriving bids sent via the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery services. Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date. Frederick M. Knight, Chairman Hardee County Board of County Commissioners 8:7,14cNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGA public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the following ordinance. ORDINANCE 2014-02 The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at Regular Commission Meeting on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe cial accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Clerks Office at least 48 hours before the hearing by contacting (863) 735-0405 Fax (863) 735-1684 Attest: Amanda Gibson, Town Clerk Juan Otero, Mayor AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A PROGRAM OF REGULATION RIGHTS OF WAY IN THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS; PROVIDING FOR PROHIBITIONS; PROVIDING FOR PERMITING; PROVIDING FOR ENSURING FINANCIAL RE SPONSIBILITY OF PERMITTEES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVED DATE.8:7c EARLY VOTING Early voting for the August 26, 2014 Primary Election will begin, Monday August 11, 2014 in the Supervisor of Elections office at 311 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL. Voting hours will be from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday ending August 23, 2014Jeffery Ussery Supervisor of ElectionsTEMPRANO VOTANDOVotar temprano para el el 26 de agosto de 2014 la Eleccin Primaria comenzar, el lunes el 11 de agosto de 2014 en el Supervisor de la oficina de Elecciones en 311 N. Avda sexta., Wauchula, FLUIDO. Las horas electorales sern de 8:30 DE LA MAANA a 5:00 DE LA TARDE. El lunes por finalizar de sbado el 23 de agosto de 2014.Jeffery Ussery El Supervisor de Elecciones 8:7c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HARRIET KAY WISE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said cer tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1433 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008 Parcel ID Number: 13-36-25-0850-00092-00A1 Description of Property: DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 BLK 92 LINCOLN PARK SUBD SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF C.T. RATLIFF AND J.W. POSEY 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 27THday of AUGUST, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 9thday of JULY, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252014TD006XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5127:17-8:7c ABOUT ...Letters To The EditorThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste and include the writers full name, address and daytime telephone number for verifi cation. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday to be considered for that weeks edition. Submissions should be typed or legibly written. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax letters to (863) 773-0657.


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HARDEE COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION AUG. 26, 2014 ——— Early Voting Dates: Aug. 1123 Supplement to The Herald-Advocate, Thursday, August 7, 2014


Candidates for elected office in Hardee County are requiredby the state Commission onEthics to file full and public dis closures of their financial inter ests. Form 6, on file at the local Supervisor of Elections Office,shows where or what candi dates get their incomes from,what businesses they havestakes in and where their finan cial ties lie. The disclosure form also requires candidates to give theirnet worth, and to list assets andliabilities in excess of $1,000.Net worth is the difference between all assets owned andall debts owed, not just thoserequired to be itemized on theform. Candidates may list only their proportionate share of an assetor liability, if held jointly with aspouse or if shared with part ners. Income sources, too, must be reported if the amount receivedtotaled over $1,000 in a year. Todo so, candidates may either fillout a sworn statement or pro vide a copy of their most-recentincome tax return. If the taxreturn is used, the state requirescandidates to provide the fulldocument, including all itsschedules and attachments. Businesses the candidates own or maintain a share in alsomust be listed. The state requires the Financial Disclosure Form in order toreveal how candidates maketheir money and what business es they may be a party to and/orbenefit from; it’s an ethical pro tection to keep elected officialsfrom using their positions forpersonal gain or to reward fam ily members or friends andbusiness associates. Figures are rounded to the nearest dollar. The values ofhousehold goods and personaleffects are intentionally omittedhere, but are available on theforms. Keep that in mind asyou review the reports, as itmay explain a net worth whichis not supported by the assetsand liabilities published in thisreport. Finally, errors in a candidate's math or in understanding howto fill out the form, if any, arenot corrected here, but insteadare shown as submitted to thestate. COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2 Sue Birge— Net Worth: $971,969Assets: 2010 Jaguar, $22,000; Branch Lane resi dence, $140,000; Branch Lanerentals, Gebhart Road land,$88,000; half-interest StateRoad 62 grove and half interestGebhart Road, $80,000; Lydia’sHouse promissory note,$44,000; Wauchula State Bank,$62,000; investments and annu ities, Allianz, AG Loan Fund,ING, $146,500; IRAs and SEPplans, SunLife Annuity, GriffinAmerican, Bank America,Franklin Income Fund,$371,969. Liabilities: Wauchula State Bank, line of credit, $2,500. Income (Statement): Board of County Commissioners,$31,000; Lambert Realty,Wauchula, undetermined; Social Security, $18,000; rentals,$12,000. Secondary Income Sources: Birge & Cobb Grove.Judy J. Wilson— Net Worth: $64,844Assets: Half-interest Garden Drive residence, $42,000; 10acres mineral rights, HardeeCounty, $1,000; Wauchula StateBank, $3,000. Liabilities: Wauchula State Bank, mortgage, $25,000. Income (Statement): Social Security, $8,172; Prudential,$3,672.Daniel A. Graham— Net Worth: $208,000Assets: Vehicles and boat, $20,000; household furniture,$10,000; TV, etc., $1,000; otherstuff, $1,000. Liabilities: None.Income (Statement): DeSoto Home Health Care, Sebring,$56,000. Secondary Income Sources: Florida Hospital, Sebring;rental house, Sarasota. Business Interests: DeSoto Home Health Care, medicalequipment sales, stock holder. COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4 Grady Johnson— Net Worth: $1.3 millionAssets: Merle Langford Road homestead, $250,000; 5.23acres, $70,200; 72.59 acres,$198,300; 73.65 acres,$199,550; Bailes Road,$37,000; State Road 66,$200,000; Merle LangfordRoad, $140,000; Two FeathersCattle & Horse Ranch,$194,500; Suncoast SchoolsCredit Union, First NationalBank of Wauchula, $105,600;life insurance, $14,000. Liabilities: Wells Fargo, $180,300. Income (Statement): Florida Department of FinancialServices, Tallahassee, $58,600;Two Feathers Cattle, ZolfoSprings, $59,300; HardeeBoard of Commissioners,$24,097.Russell Melendy— Net Worth: $1 millionAssets: Bank of America, $15,838; Scholar Edge collegefund, $26,520; Fidelity 529Plan, $17,395; 2007 Chrysler van, $2,500; 26-foot boat,$85,000; tandem-axle trailer,$4,000; half-interest gooseneckcow trailer, $2,500; Bailes Roadresidence, $146,853; 24-footcamper, $2,500; OppenheimerSmall & Mid Cap, $63,353;Alger Mid Cap GrowthInstitutional, $64,557; T. RowePrice International Growth &Income, $55,066; InvescoInternational Growth, $59,559;Roth IRA, Cash Liquid AssetsMLK Wealth Management,$4,560; half-interest RAMLands of Central Florida LLC,$208,922; half-interest BlueKey Enterprises, $114,158;12.5-percent interest GrassValley Ranch, $500,000; CokerFuel shares, $3,808; SebringGas System shares, $9,333;Heartland National Bankshares, $14,000. Liabilities: Green Tree, $170,967; Bank of America,$46,117; Wauchula State Bank,half, $31,337; Grimsley GrovesInc., half, $137,700. Income (Statement): Coker Fuel, Wauchula, $58,000;Sebring Gas System, Sebring,$6,600; coin-operated laundry,Zolfo Springs, $1,495. Business Interests: Coker Fuel Inc., Wauchula, propanegas, partner; Sebring GasSystem Inc., Sebring, naturalgas utility, partner; RAM Landsof Central Florida LLC,Wauchula, commercial realestate, partner; Blue KeyEnterprises Inc., Sebring, com mercial vehicles, partner; GrassValley Ranch Inc., ZolfoSprings, cattle operation, part ner. SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1 Paul Samuels— Net Worth: $822,778Assets: Oaks Bend residence, $157,000; Wauchula StateBank, $3,371; MidFloridaCredit Union, $24,065; 401(k),Vanguard, $342,832; 2012Chevrolet, $29,000; life insur ance, Mosaic Fertilizer,$478,000; life insurance,School Board, $25,000; lifeinsurance, Nationwide Insur-ance, $10,000; life insurance,Farm Bureau, $2,100; invest ment plan, Florida RetirementSystem, $12,823. Liabilities: MidFlorida Credit Union, $249,731; MidFloridaCredit Union, $25,073; Bank ofAmerica, $1,609. Income (Statement): Mosaic Fertilizer, Plymouth, Minn.,$92,577; Hardee CountySchool Board, $25,078.Andrew Smith— Net Worth: $115,500Assets: Oaks Bend residence, half, $112,500; 2010 Suburban,half, $16,500; bank accounts,$5,300. Liabilities: MidFlorida Federal Credit Union, mortgage,$42,000; Suncoast FederalCredit Union, auto loan,$32,000. Income (Statement): Hardee County Fire-Rescue, Wauchula,$33,000; Smith Automotive,Wauchula, $30,000. Business Interests: Smith Automotive, Wauchula, carsales. SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4 Janice Platt— Net Worth: $225,000Assets: Orange Street, Wauchula, lot and building,$125,000; cattle, $15,000. Liabilities: Wauchula State Bank, $40,000; SuncoastSchools Credit Union $77,000.Income (Statement): HardeeCounty School Board, $20,000.Secondary Income Sources:John and Jan Platt, ArcadiaStockyards, cattle sales; Jan’scustomers, Hardee County, cus tomer services/retail.Eugenia Larsen— Net Worth: $115,654Assets: Sweetwater Road res idence, $140,000; Walgreen’sretirement profit sharing plan,$11,152; bank accounts,$3,304. Liabilities: Wauchula State Bank, $65,526; GTEFCU,$14,366; Capital One, $7,410.Income (Statement): SpouseVA, U.S. Treasury, Washington,D.C., $3,018; spouse SocialSecurity, U.S. Treasury,Washington, D.C., $1,634.Garry McWhorter— Net Worth: $40,000Assets: None listed other than household goods and personaleffects. Liabilities: Seacoast Bank, Arcadia, $35,000. Income (Statement): Vision Ace Hardware, Wauchula,$28,000. Candidates File Financial Disclosures Political advertisment paid for & approved by Russell Melendy, Republican, for Hardee County Commission, District 4 Meet Our Dad He’s a loving,caring, honest,hardworkingfamily man whowas raised inHardee Countyand will raise hisboys in HardeeCounty. He is a member of First Baptist Wauchulawhere he volunteers in the nursery(The Nest). He is a local firefighter andpart owner of Smith Automotive, ourfamily business. Pol. Ad. Paid for and Approved by Andrew B. Smith, Non Partisan, for School Board District 1 Elect Andrew B. Smith It’s time for a new generation of leaders to step up. RE-ELECT Pol. ad. paid for and approved by Paul G. Samuels Non Partisan for School Board Dist. 1 School Board District 1 Paul G.Samuels 2 D Voters’ Guide The Herald-Advocate, August 7, 2014


By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate There are 14 candidates who want to be selected to serve infive seats in upcoming elections. There are five vying for the non-partisan Hardee CountySchool Board positions, sevenseeking Hardee County Com-mission slots and two competingfor a city of Wauchula seat. Early voting runs Aug. 11-16 and Aug. 18-23, from 8:30 5 p.m. Monday through Sat urday at the Supervisor of Elec tions Office in Hardee CountyCourthouse Annex II, at the in tersection of U.S. 17 South andOak Street in Wau-chula. The Primary Election on Aug. 26 will be at a person’s assignedprecinct. If there are questions,call the Elections Office at 773-6061. There has been a change in registered voters in the lastmonth. From June 23 to July 21,there were 20 more voters regis tered, but also changes in partyaffiliation. With many of the Primary Election candidates running onthe Republican ballot, there hasbeen an increase in those regis tering as Republicans from4,113 to 4,245. That translatedinto a loss for Democrats, from5,156 down to 5,042. Those reg istered as Independents changedfrom 1,631 to 1,633. The deadline for registering to vote or to switch parties for thePrimary Election ended July 28. SCHOOL BOARD Incumbent Thomas Trevino will return to his District 5 seatwithout the need for an election,as no one registered to opposehim. School Board races are nonpartisan. In School Board District 1, in cumbent Paul Samuels faces thechallenge of Andrew Smith. In School Board District 4, in cumbent Jan Platt will face off with Eugenia Larsen and GarryMcWhorter. If none receives a50-percent-plus-one majority,the two candidates with thehighest number of votes willsquare off in the General Elec tion on Nov. 4. COUNTY COMMISSION There are two seats up for grabs this time. Each has a Dem ocratic candidate in the wingswaiting to see who will be hisopponent for the General Elec tion on Nov. 4. For Commission District 2, Republican incumbent SueBirge is opposed by RepublicansDaniel Graham and Judy Wil son. Democrat Steven An-thonyPlummer II is sitting by to takeon the Republican victor in No vember. The Commission District 4 race has only two Republicancandidates, one of which will goon to face Democrat Allen Elli son in the General Election. Inthe Primary Election, incumbentGrady Johnson is opposed byRussell Melendy. WAUCHULA Three of four incumbents were returned to the WauchulaCity Commission without op-position when the qualifying pe riod for potential candidates ended on June 20. Neda Cobb, Seat 1; Russell Graylin Smith, Seat 2; and KenLambert, Seat 4, will continueon the commission for anotherfour years. Seat 6 incumbent John D. Freeman, however, faces com petition from Sherri ThorntonAlbritton. This election is citywide, meaning municipal voters inWauchula’s precincts 4, 6 and 10will have the additional dutyduring the Primary Election ofcasting their ballots for theirSeat 6 choice in the city elec tions. READY, SET, RUN! Primary Holds County, City Races August 7, 2014, The Herald-Advocate Voters’ Guide 3D Wauchula Ballot Puts Freeman Vs. Albritton By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate There is only one race on the ballot for the city of Wauchulaelection this year. When the qualifying period ended June 20, only one of thefour incumbents drew any op-position. John D. Freeman facesa challenge from neighborSherri Thornton Albritton forSeat 6. Neda Cobb, of Seat 1; Russell Graylin Smith, Seat 2; andKen Lambert, Seat 4, were re turned to office without compe tition. Whoever wins Seat 6 will join them and the other membersof the Wauchula City Commis sion, Keith Nadaskay, GarySmith and Dr. Peter Preston, atthe September meetings. John D. Freeman Freeman has served four years on the Wauchula Com-missionand is its current mayor pro tem. The 49-year-old Oak Forest Drive resident has lived in thearea for 44 years and been alocal real-estate sales associatefor the past 10 years, now withAshbrook Reality on West MainStreet. He says he is running again to better serve the people ofWauchula. “I will strive to domy best to make this a greatplace to live, always putting theneed of the city first.” Freeman says the strength of the city “is most definitely theteam the city currently has em ployed. It’s awesome to workwith. Mr. Atchley (city managerTerry Atchley) has done a greatjob since he has been here. Themorale of em-ployees is sogood. Everyone has a teamworkeffort, continuity is excellent.” He noted that there are no particular weaknesses in localgovernment. “I can’t necessarily say there are any. It’s a goodcommission, experienced andknowledgeable, with a good at torney, also experienced andknowledgeable.” Freeman said there are some programs going on currently thathe would like to see finished up.“Everything is for the benefit ofthe people, to make it better,safer. We are making progresswith the CRA (Community Re development Agency), parkingis available and it’s makingWauchula downtown stronger.” He said he wants to continue working with the Economic De velopment Authority and Indus trial Development Au-thority inbringing in more business.“We’re working with local busi ness in an incubator program,and some businesses need aboost until the economy picksup,” he explained. As far as budgeting problems, “Like everyone else, we aretightening our belt. I see im provement. It starts at the bot tom and ripples up. For the littleguy, the potential may takeyears. There are not as manyforeclosures now. We will havea long budget process later thismonth,” Freeman said in an in terview in mid-July. He concluded, “I desire to do everything I can to meet theneeds of the city and its people.I have dedicated the past fouryears to the improvement andquality of life for the citizens ofWauchula. “I’m proud to be in a country where you can vote and askeveryone to make their votecount. Thank you for allowingme to represent your concerns,and I look forward to serving thenext four years. I will continueto be your voice!” said Freeman. Sherri Thornton Albritton Albritton, a 52-year-old Hawaiian Drive resident, said shewants to “pay it forward.” “Because Hardee County has been a blessing to me in theroles I have, I would like to payforward by serving in the role ofcity commissioner,” she said. “Ihave a proven record of leader ship, and I believe that leader ship is leadership, wherever; ittransfers easily from schoolbusiness to city business.” A graduate of Southeastern University who also earned mas ter’s and doctoral degrees,Albritton began her career as aHardee Junior High math teacher. In her 30 years with theHardee County school system,she was a teacher for 13 years,assistant principal at WauchulaElementary, principal at NorthWauchula Elementary and nowwears dual hats as director ofstudent academic services anddirector of federal programs. Albritton feels the strength of Wauchula is its close-knit com munity that supports families,businesses and the school com munity. She does not see spe cific weaknesses in citygovernment, but is running “be cause I want to contribute and Ithink every organization or com munity can get better.” She feels because she excels in problem-solving and deci sion-making, spending moneywisely and common sense, that“all these will help me make thebest decisions for the commu nity. During these economictimes there are always budgetconstraints, but you can be as sured that any decisions forspending tax dollars will bedone while thinking about returnon investments.” Albritton currently manages an annual budget of over $4 mil lion and manages a staff of morethan 60 people, experienceswhich will help her in oversee ing the Wauchula budgeting.“Those who know me wellwould tell you that I not only be lieve in living within my means,but believe that governmentshould as well.” She said she had no specific priorities in serving the commu nity, but “I will approach everydecision with what is best for thecity of Wauchula.” She concluded, “I have a strong moral compass and asense of fairness and impartial ity which will guide me. I wouldbe honored to serve the commu nity and would never take a votefor granted.” By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Three people want to be the next County Commission Dis-trict 4 representative. While Republicans incumbent Grady Johnson and challengerRussell Melendy square off inthe Primary Election, DemocratAllen Ellison stands by ready totake on the winner in the Gen eral Election on Nov. 4. Grady Johnson Johnson, of Merle Langford Road, wants to continue in of fice because, “As county com missioner, my goal is ac-count ability, truth and transparency inlocal government and we have aways to go on that.” As the current District 4 com missioner, Johnson said, “Thebiggest problem we’ve got, andit’s been proven repeatedly, isthe weakness of the Board ofCounty Commissioners to do itsstatutory duty. “Because of the failure of them to do their statutory duty,there is no strength in county government. The strength of the county is its people, who are fantastic. We’ve got a greatcounty staff” continued John-son. Asked about how to address the problems he sees, Johnsonsaid he has addressed them,from State Attorney Jerry Hill tothe Governor’s Office. “I’veasked the Governor’s Office andMr. Hill’s office to call a federalgrand jury to look at the issue ofcorruption within HardeeCounty, based on federal monieswhich are a part of it,” explainedJohnson. Just completing annual budget workshops, Johnson said,“We’re addressing a budget onproposed figures and not actualexpenditures. Based on my 30years’ experience, in order to ad dress any budget, you start withactual expenditures from theyear before, October throughJune. It gives you real figuresand an oversight on where youcan cut, not proposed figureswith no backup (information). Iasked for certain figures and Iactually got them. You need ac tual figures to move,” he com mented. Johnson said he has appreci ated voters’ support, and asksthat they continue to considerhim in this election. “As yourcounty commissioner, my goalon your behalf has been ac countability, truth and trans parency of your localgovernment. It is your money,your county, your county’s fu ture. Ask questions and demandanswers,” says Johnson, who in vites people to call him at (863)781-3905 for more information. Russell Melendy Melendy said he is running for commissioner because “Ilove Hardee County and thepeople here. I believe Hardee County has a bright future and Iwant to do my part to help. “This is where I attend church. I am a native, a fifth-generation Hardee Countian. Iwas in Sebring for a while, but Imoved back. This is where I op erate our 70-year-old business,started in Hardee County by mygreat-grandfather, Hollis Coker.I have a vested interest in the fu ture of Hardee County and Iwant to help,” said Melendy. He notes “the people of Hardee County and our agricul tural heritage are the county’sstrengths. Its weakness is a lackof diversification or industry tokeep people here. There is dis sension. I will conduct myself ina manner of teamwork and co operation.” While he did not have any specific budgeting or personnelissues to discuss, Melendy said,“There’s always room for im-provement. I believe in ac-countability and transparency.There’s always a new way tolook at something and try to im prove it.” Melendy said one of his prior ities is to restore a sense of com munity, a sense of pride in beingin Hardee County. “Our (thecommission) image is some thing that needs to im-prove. Ithink local government shouldencourage or assist its residents.I strongly believe in proper com munication and attitude (in localgovernment).” He concluded, “I feel I’m best suited for this job because of myChristian beliefs, my moral andethical standards, my work ex perience and work ethic. I havea great attitude and will workhard for the county. I believe ina proper attitude and team work.” On Republican Ballots Only Johnson & Melendy In A Faceoff Grady Johnson Sr. Candidate Profile Years In Office: 4 Occupation: I(/<163@334/BB:3 Education: I$/>:3A756)16==:IFB331BB=03BB3@B634CBC@3=4/@233=C