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The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 374 Sections, 48 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, August 14, 2014 B ACK -T O -S CHOOL S PECIAL I NSIDE Wife’s Murder For Hire . Story 2A County Budget Has $1 Million Error . Story 7A A DECADE FROM DISASTER Hurricane Charley Devastated Hardee County On Aug. 13, 2004 FILE PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON Downed power lines, bent poles and tree limbs, even whole trees, blocking streets were common scenes all over the county after Hurricane Charley hit Hardee County on Aug. 13, 2004. Note fence at left at entry to the old Hardee Junior High School is so stuffed with wind-driven debris it looks like a brick wall. See additional scenes formt he hurricane days and today inside. WHEREARE WENOW?Did AnythingHappen WithFEMA PlanFor Recovery? Union,HCSBSettle Woman Wins State Honor VIVID MEMORIES Coach Recalls The ‘2004 HurriCats’ WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 08/0694720.1908/0793720.0008/0891710.0908/0991710.0308/1092730.0008/1192720.00 08/1291700.02 TOTAL Rainfall to 08/12/2014 31.61 Same period last year 25.84 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....4ACourthouse Report.......4CCrime Blotter.................5CEntertainment...............6C Hardee Living................2BInformation Roundup...4AObituaries......................4APuzzles..........................6CSolunar Forecast..........3C By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Damage which totaled mil lions actually began long beforeHurricane Charley hit HardeeCounty. Although the 2004 fall hurri cane trio took the biggest toll, itwas the cumulative effectswhich finished off most of the residents, businesses and publicstructures around the county. Hurricane Charley hit on the eve of Aug. 13 with 140-150mph winds. It was followed byhurricanes Frances on Sept. 5and Jeanne on Sept. 26. The lat ter two were more in the 100-110 mph range but broughtheavy rains to already saturatedground and buildings which hadlost roofs in the heavy winds ofthat first hurricane. But, it all began on June 22, 2003, when the county issued adeclaration of emergency due toweekend floods. Following onthe heels of 11.39 inches of rainin one week, weekend rains of5.17 inches on Saturday and 2.9inches that Sunday forced clo sure of many roads in hard-hitwestern Hardee County. ThePeace River was nearly two feetover the flood stage of 16 feet.Charlie Creek went from itsnine-foot level to 16 feet. When assessments were com pleted, estimated damages underthe federal disaster declarationexceeded $1.8 million. The woes continued in June 2004 when the no-name stormsbrought tornadoes, severe thun derstorms, drenching rains caus ing flash flooding, and poweroutages from toppled trees de void of soil to keep them steady.Those storms added more dam age, an immediate estimate notavailable. Hurricane Charley entered the picture barely two months later. Once expected to go up the See DISASTER 6A By JOAN SEAMAN Of The Herald-Advocate With the blessing of the union and School Board, the 2014-15employee contracts should be inplace by Friday. Members of the Hardee Edu cation Association/United casttheir votes at the HEA/U officeon Carlton Street in Wauchulabetween 11:30 a.m. and 5:30p.m. this Wednesday. TheSchool Board meeting to vote onthe tentative contract is today(Thursday) at 5 p.m. at its boardroom at 230 S. Florida Ave.,Wauchula. As HEA/U President Heather Lane noted in her memo tounion members, “If employeesratify the contracts and theSchool Board does, it will be theearliest settlement of negotia tions for new contracts be-tweenHEA/U and the board in nearlyeveryone’s memories. “Both teams worked hard and collaboratively to come up withtentative agreements that bestmet and balanced the interests ofstudents, community, the board,the administration, HEA/U andthe employees its represents.Both teams recommend voting‘Yes’ on the question of ratifica tion,” she said. The contracts will be for three school years, and are limited toreopening them for only one ortwo items per year. First changes were simply se mantics: working days will nowbe work days; SchoolSee UNION 2A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Yes, a lot has happened since Hurricane Charley on Aug. 13,2004. The four-laning of U.S. 17 is in its final stages, the HardeeCommerce Park is up and run ning well, all school facilitieshave been repaired and somehad renovations since 2004,there’s new housing available,higher education has been ex panded for four-year degreesand many other goals have beenaccomplished. That devastating hurricane of 2004 was preceded by the no-name storms of June 2003 andJune 2004 and was followed byhurricanes Frances and Jeanne,leaving Hardee County reelingunder the repeated blows. The Federal Emergency Man agement Agency came to thecounty and provided funding forcleanup and some recovery. But,it also sponsored an eight-weekprocess involving hundreds ofresidents, business owners andcommunity leaders to develop a“Long-Term Recovery Plan,”which was finally issued in De cember 2004. Reviewing the 31 mostwanted projects, it is clear thatmany of them have or are beingaccomplished. A few have notyet been done and some willnever happen. Projects were divided into high-value essential projects,moderate-value need but ex-pected to take longer, and com munity-interest projects worthyof pursuing as time and fundsallow. Let’s look at a few: Telecommunications The mandate was to develop a plan to provide broadband,wireless technologies and enableresidents, schools andbusinesses to compete withinthe global marketplace. ThatSee WHERE 7A 2004 HURRICATS Aug. 13, 2004, was a day that 50 Wildcat football players and11 coaches will remember forthe rest of our lives. I remember addressing the team on Aug. 12 about the up coming “possibility” of a storm.“Gather up loose items in theyard, fill coolers with ice, andget gas and water. Make sureyou have signed the playerphone number sheet, and I willgive you a call when it is allover. We need to get ready forImmokalee.” Well, Immokalee never made the trip up from South Florida.Instead, a 120+ mph hurricane showed up at our field. We were a team of individuals at that point. Coaches discussedevery day how “individual” wewere. I remember having manyconversations with staff aboutthe real struggle anticipated inthe upcoming season to justhave a winning season. Wewere coming off of two unde feated regular seasons and dis trict championships: 2002, 11-2;2003, 10-1. Our community ex pected us to have another win ning season. Our team was veryyoung and I was not sure theyunderstood what success was. Then, Charley came to town … I remember looking at a locker room missing part of itsroof, a football stadium with alight pole busting through the re-served section, a blue puntblocking landing mat in the topof an oak tree, and a beautifulgreen football field pepperedwith shingles and roofing tacks. We went to practice quickly after the storm. We held twopractices a day. Not to make upfor lost days, but to make surethat most of our players wouldget to practice at least once thatday. The other time was spentwith family working on roofs orhelping a neighbor. I remember hearing the sound of generators humming over thesound of players calling out for mations. That struggle, thatfight, every day just to show up,was felt by every one of us. Wewere a bunch of individuals withdifferent goals before Aug. 13.On Aug. 14, we all had the samegoal: Get our families safe, andplay football again. We did exactly that. Each player, down to the last man, understood his role. Wepracticed every day that year ata condemned Wildcat Stadiumand watched it being rebuilt.Our team didn’t need to be re built; it was solidified by astorm. We played every game that year on the road. See MEMORIES 8A Petteway By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A local woman has received a statewide honor in recognitionof her work in support of thebeef industry. Wendy Petteway was named Outstanding CattleWoman of2014 at the recent Florida Cat tleWomen’s convention held inMarco Island. She is the first Hardee Count ian to earn that award. Petteway is co-owner of Pet teway Citrus & Cattle, a wide-ranging enterprise which raisespurebred Angus bulls for sale,maintains a herd of Angus cattle, operates a citrus nursery andowns and services citrus groves. Her daily responsibilities span from office duties to workingcows to tending young citrus. She does it all from a fifthgeneration, 100-year-old ranchin Popash with husband Roy andson Ramon Roy. Petteway’s path to state recog nition has been equally chal lenging and honed with the samehard work and dedication. “Wendy has a love for the beef industry that goes back toher youth, and she has enjoyedgiving back to the youth of thisindustry in many ways,” Florida CattleWomen Inc. said. As a 4-H leader for 13 years, she and her husband put on fit ting, showing and nutrition clin ics for this area’s youngstersalong with assisting in prospectshows. She participates in theYouth Field Day each year at theOna Research Station, and hasserved as a judge for FloridaBeef and Farm Bureau contests. In an earlier first for Hardee County, she was selected asFlorida CattleWomen Inc. pres ident in 2011. In that role, sheestablished three new scholar ships for ag and veterinary studSee STATE HONOR 8A

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2A The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMANSports Editor115 S. Seventh Ave.P.O. Box 338Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON Production Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-AdvocatePublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), “Postmaster,” send addresschanges to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: Schools – Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living – Thursday 5 p.m. General News – Monday 5 p.m. Ads – Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months – $21; 1 yr. – $39; 2 yrs. – $75 Florida 6 months – $25; 1 yr. – $46; 2 yrs. – $87 Out of State 6 months – $29; 1 yr. – $52; 2 yrs.– $100 LETTERS:The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public in terest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed andinclude a daytime phone number.SUBMISSIONS:Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should betyped, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subjectto editing. Kelly’s Column By Jim Aug. 13 is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley, which slammed Hardee County hard followed by Hurricane Frances Sept.5 and Hurricane Jeanne Sept. 26. Thus Hardee was hit by three hur ricanes in 2004. Hurricane Donna struck Hardee in 1960. That was the last one until 2004. I know of no one anxious for another. In case we do get another one, damage can be minimized by having oak trees trimmed, roofs secured, and air-conditioning unitson ground level secured to slabs instead of on roofs. Charley damaged our business building because of an unse cured AC unit on the roof. A falling oak limb punctured the roof onour house. Cities and power companies should have a preventive mainte nance program current on tree trimming near electric lines. In a fewyears trees can grow limbs over power lines. –––––– In St. Lucie County, Digital Domain Media Group received state and county money promising to open an information studiothere and a film school in West Palm Beach, creating 500 jobs. Thecompany filed for bankruptcy in 2012, shutting down and laying off280 employees. The state has filed a lawsuit trying to reclaim $20 million in seed money, saying the company misrepresented its debt problems.The company also received $62 million in funding from St. Lucieand Palm Beach counties, reported the Lakeland Ledger recently. –––––– A new historical fiction novel entitled “Florida Gold” has been written by Robert Allen Morris. It is a story about one man’s incred ible success in the birth and growth of the Florida orange juice in dustry against overwhelming odds, reports Morris, a Florida nativewith over 30 years experience in the citrus industry. He will have a book signing at Florida Southern College in Lakeland on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. –––––– Peter Jaret recently wrote for AARP that one in three cancers canbe prevented by eating right, keeping a healthy weight and exercis ing. Among the foods and drinks he recommends to fight against cancer are tea, coffee, curry, tomatoes, dark and leafy greens, redgrapes, whole grains, apples, nuts, beans, lentils, garlic, onions, milk and broccoli. Tony Gangelosi, a retired New York City police officer and Hardee County real estate salesman, used to advise young men toeat a lot of broccoli if they wanted their wives to bear them sons. –––––– Holly St. Lifer recently wrote for AARP 7 ways to reduce the risk of diabetes: give up soda, move after meals, eat more good fatsuch as fish and olive oil, don’t sit for long periods of time, bulk upwith strength training, eat slowly and in smaller po rtions, and reduce stress. She wrote that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. –––––– The U.S. national debt is bout $17.6 trillion, but fortunately in terest rates on that debt remain low, making it more affordable plusthe nation’s economy is growing. USA Today last year ran a chart of the debt under presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. For the last five years of the Clinton presidency the national debt rose form $5.1 trillion to less that $6 trillion. In eight yearsunder Bush the debt rose to $10 trillion. President Obama inheriteda serious recession and in his 5 1/2 years the debt has reached $17.6trillion. The U.S. government is able to print more money, unlike local and state governments which are generally required to pass balancedbudgets, often with borrowed money. Wonder what the debt will beby 2020? –––––– Dan Shetterly of Lakeland recently wrote in the Lakeland Ledgerthat IQ (intelligence) is the main culprit in economic inequality. “Ifyou got that, then you can overcome almost any other disadvantageyou have in life. “Someone born poor but smart will out-compete someone born rich but stupid most every time. A general intelligence, that personwho is a jack-of-all-trades but master of none, will always do wellin life.” Shetterly said a person also needs luck or intuition. Other fac tors are personality, looks, a strong back, family support and schoolin achieving success. “Most people get rich by turning wage incomeinto investment income.” Exceptional people invented computers,cars and other things. –––––– UF research has proven that panthers are killing some calves in southwest Florida. It is estimated at one time Florida had over 1,300 panthers. In the 1880s the state offered $5 for panther scalps. In the 1990s thepopulation dwindled into the 20s, but the state brought in westerncougars to stop the inbreeding and the population has grown to 100to 180 panthers, wrote Jason Dearen of the Associated Press. Cattle are expensive, and the landowners want restit ution for calves killed by panthers. Panthers hide their prey, and exact calflosses are impossible to document. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv ice is considering a program to pay ranchers for preserving acres ofpanther habitat. The panther project over the last 20 years has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Is it really that important to build up thepanther population in Florida. 8:14-28c Related Personnel (SRPs) are now Educational Support Pro fessionals (ESPs) and will beunder the newly coined ESPMaster Contract; and the teachercontract is now the TeachersMaster Contract. Verbiage aside, there are only a few changes to the contracts’provisions. Newly hired teachers will begin at $35,500. If they come with experience, an additional $250 will be addedfor each year of prior successfulteaching experience, up to a 20-year limit. So, a beginningteacher in the Hardee SchoolSystem could start at anywherefrom $35,500 to $40,350. Current teachers who were on the “grandfathered” salaryschedule will be placed at theclosest step and formula of basesalary $35,500 plus $250 peryear of experience. Other teachers are on a Per formance Pay Salary Sched-uleof annual contracts, which in cludes a formula of increases,$800 if the overall rating isHighly Effective, $600 if theoverall rating is Effective. Thereis no additional salary for any one rated less than Effective. Teachers who meet certain conditions shall get additionalsalary increases already noted inthe Teachers Master Con-tract,including those teaching in crit ical shortage areas. Teachers ofhigher-level math, Algebra I atthe junior high, Algebra II, Ad vanced Math, Pre-Calculus, Cal culus, Phy-sics, Anatomy andPhysiology and Forensic Sci ence will get a $125 supplementper class per semester. Similarly, intensive reading teachers at the high school, jun ior high or Pioneer Career Acad emy will receive these supplements, as well as thosewho teach any Advanced Place ment or Dual Enrollment class.Those who write 25 or more In dividual Education Plans for stu dents will get an annual paysupplement of $200. In no case shall supplements be more than $20,000. A joint evaluation committee will monitor and make recom mendations for procedures forevaluating teachers and ESPs. All eligible ESPs will advance one step on their respectivesalary wage scale. Each step willbe increased by one percent.Every ESP and teacher will re ceive a one-time signing bonus. The second major area of clar ification under the new contractsis insurance. For new employ ees, there is a 60-day waiting pe riod for pre-existing conditionsunder the Affordable Care Actlimit. New employees can chose be tween Health Savings AccountA or B. Current employees maycontinue on the traditionalhealth insurance plan. TheSchool Board will pay 100 per cent of the single-user plan pre miums for vision care and dentalinsurance. Other changes in the insur ance plan specify premiums andcoverage under Plan A, Plan Bor the traditional plan for indi viduals, spouses and children. An insurance review commit tee made up of two union mem bers, two members appointed bythe schools superintendent andone School Board member willoversee the district insuranceplan and make recommenda tions for any changes to it.UNIONContinued From 1A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A man who allegedly gave a “hit man” a down payment tokill his wife has been jailed fol lowing information stemmingfrom Bowling Green police. “It’s very troubling and dis turbing,” Capt. Brett Dowden ofthe Bowling Green Police De partment said of the se-quenceof events leading to the arrest. Vincent Abraham Madhavath, 43, of Winter Haven, wasarrested at 11 a.m. on Wednes-day of last week by agents withthe Florida Department of LawEnforcement during a meetingin Fort Meade. Madhavath, they allege, had just given an undercover officer$5,000 as the down payment onwhat was to be a total of $15,000 to kill his wife. It was his third meeting with the “hit man” in a two-monthperiod. A plan was devised, call ing for a home invasion at Mad havath’s house, where he was tobe assaulted but his wife wouldend up killed. After handing over the $5,000 and leaving the meeting, officersmoved in and Mad-havath wasarrested. He currently is being held in the Polk County Jail on chargesof attempt, solicitation or con spiracy to commit murder andpossession of a firearm duringthe commission of a felony. In a court hearing last Thursday, a circuit judge denied himany bond. Bowling Green’s Dowden ex plained that Madhavath is theformer owner of Sellers Marketin that city. He said his department be came aware of Madhavath’s in terest in finding someone to killhis wife “back in May.” Bowling Green police investi gated the tip they had received, determining if it was of any sub stance. Believing the allegationhad merit, city police contactedthe Florida Depart-ment of LawEnforcement. Dowden said it was apparent the case would cross countylines and jurisdictions. Agents from the FDLE Lake land and Sebring field officesworked the case, as did deputieswith the Polk County Sheriff’sOffice. “This was a very serious, trou bling allegation,” Dowden said. “We are very concerned for the safety and well-being of thecitizens in our community and inother communities, and we allwill cooperate to protect them,”he said. Man Accused Of Hiring Someone To Kill Wife Madhavath The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage n rn Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A NEW PERSPECTIVE Elect GarryMcWhorterSCHOOL BOARD DISTICT 4 Together Let’s strive for perfection rather than settling for what’s merely acceptable. Andwork together to help each other be our BEST for HARDEE COUNTY 8:14p POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY GARRY MCWHORTER FOR SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4 Serving you for 33 years at Ace Hardware –– I will serve you well at School. for By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate There are still a few weeks of summer left, but summer vaca tion is over. By Monday, school buses will be cleaned, fueled up andready to pick up students for thefirst day of school. Yet there is still time for stu dents to go out and have fun ona “school night.” Main StreetWauchula is hosting the annualBack-to-School Tailgate Partytomorrow (Friday), where allHardee Countians can go andenjoy a family night out. Different types of vendors will be located on Main Streetselling food and other items.Non-profit organizations willhave booths laid out with infor mation, while other booths willhave information about theschools. As it is an election year, some of the political candidates will be at Heritage Park introducingthemselves to members of thecommunity. While parents are speaking with candidates, kids can takepart in some of the games goingon that night. Or they can justjump until they can’t jump any more on the inflatables. Throughout this party, live music will be heard throughoutthe park from Crush. In be-tween breaks, performances canbe seen from Hardee Countycheerleaders. The cheerleaderscome from Pop Warner, HardeeJunior High and the junior var sity and varsity girls fromHardee Senior High. As always in these types of events, some of the downtownarea businesses will remain opena little while longer than normal.Some will also have back-to-school specials going on. Another important thing to do for kids before they go back to school is have their eyeschecked. Parents can also getthis out of the way, as SevignyAssociates Eye Care is offeringfree vision screening tests to stu dents at Java Caf, thanks to thesponsorship of the Wau-chulaLion’s Club. Jessica Newman, director of Main Street Wauchula Inc., says,“This event is always a favorite.The Tailgate is a perfect place todecompress and get excited forthe coming school year.” Those not attending this event should keep in mind that WestMain Street will be closed to ve hicles from Eighth Avenue toU.S. 17. East Main Street willalso be closed from U.S. 17 toFifth Avenue. The Back-to-School Tailgate Party will begin Friday at 6 p.m.and end at 9 p.m. Annual Back-To-School Tailgate Party This Friday By VIVIAN HARTZELLSpecial To The Herald-Advocate Hurricane season began June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. TheFlorida Department of Health inHardee County encouragesFloridians and visitors to keeptheir health concerns in mind asthey prepare to have a healthyand safe season. "Now is the time to prepare your family for hurricane sea son,” said state Surgeon Generaland Secretary of Health Dr. JohnArmstrong. "Prior to a disaster,create an emergency plan foryour family and pets, identify lo cations of special needs sheltersand prepare an emergency sup ply kit with First Aid, healthymeals and water.” Before a disaster happens, build an emergency supply kitthat includes healthy, nonperish able foods and supplies thatmeet your family's and pet'shealth and medical needs. Talk with your health-care provider and pharmacist aboutreceiving emergency medicationsupplies. Under a federally-de clared emergency, you can getan extra 30-day supply with noprice increase, even for recentlyfilled prescriptions. Other items to include in your emergency supply kit are: G*,?0=,?70,>?:902,77:9 per person per day for a mini mum of three days. G0,7?3D1::/>7460.,990/ vegetables, fruits and nuts. Storeat least a three-day supply offoods that require no refrigera tion, preparation or cooking, andlittle or no water. G%=0>.=4;?4:980/4.,?4:9> and required equipment/supplieslike syringes, coolants, alcoholwipes, etc. G4=>?4/64?G7,>>0>30,=492,4/>,9/ medical devices with extra bat teries. G';0.4,74?08>1:=-,-40>,9/ the elderly. G&,/4:-,??0=D:;0=,?0/,9/ NOAA weather radio. G,>3,>-,96>,9/("> may not be open or available forextended periods. Make your hurricane survival list and purchase a few extracanned goods or items fromyour list each time you go to thestore to spread out the expenseover time. Place your items on ahurricane shelf or in an emer gency box. This will help ensureyou have adequate supplies in.,>0:1,>?:=8&:?,?0D:@=>@; plies and you will be preparedeach year. If you or someone in your family requires daily medical as sistance like routine nursingcare, help with medication, oxy gen therapy or electricity forlife-supporting medical equip ment, be sure to pre-register fora special needs shelter. Contactthe Hardee County EmergencyManagement at 773-6373 tolearn more about special-needsshelters and to pre-register. For more suggestions on med ical-related items to include inyour emergency supply kit, andfor tips on how to prepare for anemergency, get a copy of theFlorida Department of HealthEmergency Prepared-ness Guideat www.floridahealth.gov.Vivian Hartzell is a prepared ness planner with the FloridaDepartment of Health in Har-dee County. HARDEE HEALTH It’s Hurricane Season;Don’t Be Complacent Hartzell By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Byron Stickle, 57, of Wauchula passed away July 31at Hardee Manor. Since the age of 18 months he had contended with a rare ge netic condition called neurofi bromatosis, which causestumors to form on the nervesanywhere in the body at anytime. He lived with his mother Frances Crews Stickle, 90, at327 Diana Ave. Years ago Stickle stopped having the tumors removed be cause several would grow backin their place. He was a pleasant, nice man who once worked for a powercompany in Texas and climbedpower poles. Most of his lifewas in Hardee County. His family lived in Marshall, Texas, from 1976 to 1989. Afterlater being unable to work, helived on a modest Social Secu rity check. His father Joe Stickle in Texas bought Byron a good used carfor his Hardee High Schoolgraduation in 1975. He wouldnot accept the gift until his fathercame by to visit his mother, whowas living in Wauchula. Thecouple had divorced. By that time Joe Stickle had overcome an alcohol problem,and the couple remarried inearly 1976. They were first mar ried in 1956. Frances’ first husband was Olin Crews. They were marriedin 1946 and had four children.Olin was a bartender inWauchula but had the willpowerto quit drinking. “Olin was 40,and I was 22 when we married.He died of leukemia in 1954 atDr. Miles Collier’s hospital inWauchula. Frances has now lost both husbands and three children todeath. Her son Elton Cowartwas a Wauchula policemen. Hedied of a heart attack in Alabamaat age 57. Son Harvey Cowart, 15, /=:B90/,?&:.6!,6049%4: neer Park while fishing. His luregot caught in some water hy acinths and he waded out to re trieve the lure, stepping into a30-foot deep hole and gettingtangled in the hyacinths. Frances loved being a wife and mother. She loves all hergrandchildren and great-grand children, “my babies.” She en joys making dresses for dolls.She has arthritis, diabetes andpinched nerves in her back. Herfavorite colors are red and pur ple. She is not able to cook much but still drives her car. NeighborEthelene King often cookschicken for her. Other neighborsare extremely helpful and kindto her. Son Byron was at Hardee Manor for three months. He gotgood care there. His mother vis ited him every day but one andsometimes twice a day. Frances loves her dog, an affen pinscher/cocker spanielmix. The dog is also having toadjust to life without Byron. Frances is getting by on a modest Social Security checkand a small food stamp allot ment. Her house is paid for. The home in Wauchula used ?:-0:B90/-D&:20==009?was purchased from Lawrence,9/",=2,=0?&:-0=?> :0'?4.670B:=60/1:=& for about 25 years and died ofcancer in early 1991. Byron “love the Lord and helped other people.” He alsoworked for a hospital in Texasfor years and as a youth at TheHerald-Advocate. He was a li censed pentecostal minister.Byron’s son has invited hisgrandmother to live with hisfamily when she is ready.Frances’ father was Finis Crews,a farmer who grew strawberriesand oranges. He ran a commu nity canning plant in Popash. Byron Stickle Was A Good Man COURTESY PHOTOS Frances Crews Stickle lives in Wauchula. Byron Stickle, her son, passed away July 31. The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage ;! r6,8);#%7',7/%r rr www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 10 HOURS A MONTH! That’s all it takes to speak73*24%',-/("2/716))462&)%7%4(-%1(-6)0 773-2505 *2**-')71%66)1()(3/)%5)/)%8)0)55%+) RE-ELECT 2/%(3%-(*24%1(%33428)(&:%7/%07)/521%46-5%1*24',22/2%4(-56 School Board District 1 Paul G.Samuels 8:14p

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4A The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 Obituaries ROGER DOUGLAS Roger Douglas, age 61, of Wauchula, passed away Thurs-day, Aug. 7, 2014. He was born July 18, 1953, in Lakeland. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home LOIS C. RAMSEY Lois C. Ramsey, 79, died Sat urday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Athens,Ga. Born May 25, 1935, in Durham, N.C., she was a longtimeresident of Fort Meade. She wasa homemaker and member ofCornerstone Church, FortMeade, where she was the leadchoreographer for the churchdance team. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Ram-sey Sr. Survivors include her three sons, Oscar A. Bennett and wifeAngelika, David E. Bennett andwife Aida and Thomas S. Ram sey Jr. and wife Tonya, all ofFort Meade; four daughters,Debbie Brown Allison and hus band Daryl of Morriston, LoisJohnson and husband Merle andTootie Gammons and husbandJoe, all of Fort Meade and CathyKennedy and husband Stanleyof Winder, Ga.; 19 grandchil dren and several great-grand children andgreat-great-grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 12, between 6 and 8 p.m., atHancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. Funeral Services wereWednesday, Aug. 13, at 10:30a.m., at Cornerstone Church ofGod, Fort Meade, with PastorJohn Arrowood officiating. In-terment followed in EvergreenCemetery, Fort Meade. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. In Memory EVELYN MCCLINTOCK Evelyn McClintock, age 85, of Wauchula, passed awayWednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, inLakeland. She was born Aug.14, 1928, in Wauchula. Eve-lyn was raised in HardeeCounty till she was 15 yearsold and then got married andtraveled with her first hus band, working with the circus.She later settled in theChicago area to raise her fam ily working as a RegisteredNurse, and in 2008 returned toher childhood hometown inHardee County. Evelyn enjoyed fishing, reading and loved to bake. Shewas a member of the FirstBaptist Church of BowlingGreen. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, WilliamMcClintock; sons, EdwardLeon Wood, Ronald FrankWood and James Milton Mc Clintock. Evelyn is survived by two sons, Daniel Smoot-Wood andwife Patricia of Hanover, Md.and Donald Bruce Wood ofBig Springs, Texas; onebrother, Joe Durance of Arca dia; three sisters, Ethel Earnestand husband Donald of ZolfoSprings, Lillian Pennington ofSarasota and Sara Hamilton ofFort Myers; 10 grandchildrenand 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014,at the First Baptist Church ofBowling Green. Services wereat 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9,2014, at the First BaptistChurch of Bowling Green.Burial was at 2 p.m., Sunday,Aug. 10, 2014, at Meadow-lawn Memorial GardensCemetery in New Port Richey. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula 10 HOURS A MONTH! That’s all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be aGuardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave message.) A A N N T T O O N N I I O O G G U U A A J J A A R R D D O O Antonio Guajardo, 57, of Bowling Green, passed awaySunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Bar tow Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1956, in Mission, Texas, he came toHardee County in 1965. An-tonio was a laborer with C.F.Industries and a member of St.Michael Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Bowling Green;one son, Antonio Guajardo Jr.of Bowling Green; two daugh ters, Mary Ramirez and Es merelda Guajardo of BowlingGreen; four brothers, JuanGuajardo of Austin, Texas,Jesus Guajardo of Lakeland,Reynaldo Guajardo of WinterHaven and Martin Guajardo ofLakeland; eight sisters, MariaGuadalupe Salinas ofPalmview, Texas, Jesusita Tor res of Mission, Texas, BeatriceAlcantar of Pharr, Texas, Es merlinda Garcia of BowlingGreen, Andrea Guajardo ofWodleaf, N.C., Maria Dalia-Valdez of Wauchula, SylviaSanchez of Bowling Greenand Virginia Guajardo ofStatesville, N.C.; and 11grandchildren. Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Robarts Gar den Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.Funeral Services are Thurs day, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at St.Michael Catholic Church withFr. Juan Carlos Sack officiat ing. Interment is in WauchulaCemetery.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving MemoryATTENTION 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 E E L L R R Y Y H H E E A A R R N N S S J J R R . Elry Hearns Jr., 73, of Zolfo Springs, passed away Wednes day, Aug. 6, 2014, at SarasotaMemorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 8, 1940, in Marianna, Elry, or “Rabbit” ashe was affectionately known,was a lifelong resident ofHardee County. Elry was theowner of Hearns Auto Detailin Zolfo Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elry and RubyLee Hearns. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee Hearns of NewHaven, Conn., three sons,Christopher Hearns and wifeTiffany of Zolfo Springs andRonnie Hearns and Martel-lous Hearns of Arcadia; twodaughters, Erica Hearns ofConnecticut and DutchessHearns of Arcadia; four broth ers, the Rev. Ernest LeeHearns of Zolfo Springs, JoeAllen Hearns of Marianna,William “Billy” Hearns ofTampa and the Rev. EdwardHearns of Tennessee; four sis ters, Louise Taplin and EmmaJean McKnight of Avon Parkand Rose Simon and JessieMae Hatchet of Wauchula;and a host of grandchildren,including Jason Christopherand Xander Riley Hearns, Sh eryl Lynn Grice and Bran-donRay Driggers.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory 8:14c G G U U A A D D A A L L U U P P E E G G O O N N Z Z A A L L E E Z Z Guadalupe Gonzalez, 69, of Wauchula, passed awayWednesday, July 30, 2014, atFlorida Hospital in Sebring. Born on Oct. 18, 1944, in Mexico, he came to Wauchulafrom Texas in 1959 and was amigrant worker. Survivors include one son, Guadalupe Gonzalez Jr. ofTexas; one daughter, LindaGonzalez of Texas; two broth ers, Hermilo Gonzalez ofZolfo Springs and Jose LuisEspinosa of Arcadia; sevensisters, Felicita Ureste of Win ter Haven, Janie Gonzalez andConcha Espin-osa of SouthCarolina, Betty Espinosa ofNorth Carolina, GenevaRivera of Zolfo Springs, Con nie Zambrano of Oklahomaand Sara Rodri-guez ofImmokalee; and many grand children and great-grandchil dren. Funeral Services were Sat urday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Ro barts Garden Chapel at 11 a.m.Visitation was one hour prior,with Feliciano Cordova offici ating.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory Hardee County’s Funeral Home for over 80 years! Offering Affordable Funeral Services, Cremation Services and Cemetery Markers! Locally Owned & Operated by Licensed Funeral Directors r..;510+4,5690(4<'9$4'10*(490(4 Floyd O. Rice, Jr, LFD Location Manager (./15(951/(<+4,56,r,.. Officer Manager Ginger L. Rice 70(4$.r551&,$6(5(14*(",.510<1%%;4190<.$4-($4510<+$4.(5,. ./$0 1%(46(,0(<$&37(.;0($8(.. Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services #(45$./(551 53((5;#$6&+6.$;; 88810*(3$:43$':&1/8:14-28c In Memory "r# SMITH Robert Wayne Smith, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, inStuart. Born on Aug. 31, 1939, in Fort Meade, he was a long time resident of MartinCounty. He wasa U.S. AirForce veteranand worked forFirst NationalBank and American Bank formany years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Louisand Minnie Lee MartinSmith; son, William RobertSmith; sisters, Vera MaeSmith, Verna Lee Rhoden andEthel Lorette Smith; andbrothers, Clifford LouisSmith Sr., William RaymondSmith and John MarvinSmith. Survivors include his son, Tyler Smith of Indiantown;one daughter, Lisa Turley andhusband Joe of Orlando; onebrother, Clarence MelburnSmith and wife Edith MaeBelle of Fort Meade; and onesister, Evelyn Marie Atana soff of Grafton, W. Va. Memorial Services will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at11 a.m., at Hancock FuneralHome, 945 E. Broadway, FortMeade. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. J J . W W . B B R R A A C C E E W W E E L L L L J.W. Bracewell, 87, of Bowling Green, passed awayThursday, Aug. 7, 2014, atSomers Hospice House in Se bring. Born April 19, 1927, in Chipley, he came to BowlingGreen from Pinellas County42 years ago. J.W. was raisedon a farm and worked in con struction for 40 years. He wasa Baptist. Survivors include wife, Nancy Bracewell of BowlingGreen; son, Alan Ray Brace-well of Pasco County; step-son, Steve Arnold ofBron-son; sister, Bessie Pea cock of Fort Meade; grand children, Aaron and KellyArnold; uncles, Francis Unichand David Mitton of AvonPark; and niece, Mary JanePeacock of Fort Meade. Graveside Services and in terment were Sunday, Aug. 10,2014, at 3 p.m., at PaynesCreek Cemetery with the Rev.John Arrowood officiating.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory Motorists AreGetting BreakAt The Pump Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in thesoutheastern United States. Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular un leaded dropped 26 cents inFlorida, 25 cents in Georgia, and24 cents in Tennessee. "Prices are falling at about a half-cent a day and aren't show-ing signs of slowing down," saidMark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA— The Auto Club Group. "It'sunusual to see prices steadily de cline in the late summer months,but increases in domestic oilsupply are helping to offset fluc tuations in demand during thebusy summer travel season." The price of oil made minimal declines Friday, falling only 23cents last week, compared to the$4.21 discount the week before. The price for a barrel of WTI settled at $97.65 on theNYMEX. INFORMATION Roundup Get Help To Buy A Home First-time home buyers with low or moderate incomemay be eligible for help withdown payment and othercosts. To find out more, check out the website www.hardee-county.net, call 863-773-6349or visit the Hardee CountyCommunity Develop-ment of fice in Courthouse Annex I,Room 201, 412 W. OrangeSt., Wauchula. Train To Help The Red Cross Anyone interested in sup porting the American RedCross can learn how to helpthe community by attendingan informational session andsee what free training isavailable around your sched ule. Tour the Hardee County Emergency Operations Cen-ter, 404 W. Orange St., Wau-chula on Tuesday from 5:30to 7:30 p.m. Light refresh ments will be served. Formore information, contactMelissa Ingrisano@red cross.org or call her at 941-379-9300. Free Seminar On Joint Pain A free presentation about the latest treatments for jointpain will be the Health Con nection Lecture at a meetingtoday (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m.at Conference Room 1,Florida Hospital HeartlandMedical Center, Sun ‘n LakesBlvd., Sebring. Dr. J. C. Alvarez, an ortho pedic surgeon with theFlorida Joint & Spine Institutewill be the speaker. To regis ter, call the Florida HospitalHelpline at 863-402-3627. COMMUNITY Calendar THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Hardee County School Board, regular meeting,Board Room, 230 S. FloridaAve., Wauchula, 5 p.m. MONDAY, AUG. 18 Zolfo Springs Town Commission, monthly meet ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 21 Hardee County Commission, monthly eveningmeeting, Room 102, Court-house Annex I, 412 W. Or ange St., Wauchula, 6 p.m. The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District (SWFWMD)announces the following publicmeeting to which all interestedpersons are invited:Central Florida Water Initiative(CFWI) Steering Committeemeeting to discuss the CFWIprocess and provide guidanceto the technical teams. All orpart of this meeting may be con ducted by means of communi cations media technology inorder to permit maximum partic ,2$5,101)17(30,0*1$3'members DATE/TIME: Friday, August 29,2014 9:30 a.m.PLACE: Toho Water Authority,951 Martin Luther King Blvd.,Kissimmee, FL 34741A copy of the agenda may be ob tained by contacting: CFWI-Water.com; 1(800)423-1476 (FLonly) or (352)796-7211.For more information, you maycontact: Lori.manuel@watermat ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only)or (352)796-7211, x4606 (AdOrder EXE0338) 8:14c

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FILE PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON Long lines of utility trucks went foot by foot removing dow ned limbs and trees and restoring power lines. People came from all over, willing to lend a hand to put Hardee County back to normal.A crew from Georgia were among those who came to help Hardee recover. There were distribution points where people could get emergency supplies of water and other essentials. National Guard staff and volunteers helped people find and load what they needed. When the 140-150 mph winds stilled, all that was left for some folk s was a pile of debris and a long clearing/rebuilding project. The fire tower at Pioneer Park was blown down and has not been resto red or replaced. Some mobile homes and RVs were still standing, relatively untouched; o thers were blown in pieces around the neighborhood.This homeowner lost some roofing and an entire wing of the house p arted company with the rest of it. This house was cut in half by a huge oak tree which was uprooted and dropped on it. Random Hurricane Charley ScenesAugust 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A

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6A The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 Wauchula Plaza on U.S. 17 South was gutted by the 140-150 mph w inds of Hurricane Charley. Today, the plaza has been restored to a normal shopping plaza appearance. The Benny Hash Plumbing building and storage building behind it on U.S. 17 South were blown apart. Although Hash has moved his business farther south on the highway, the restored buildi ngs stand strong and ready for employees. rrnrrrnrrnr The packing house at the Farmer’s Market was a pile of rubble when Hurrican e Charley passed through the county. Today, it waits for next crew to sort and grade fresh produce.DISASTERContinued From 1A west coast of Florida, the Cate gory 5 storm instead turned in atCharlotte Harbor and proceededup the Peace River in a path oftotal destruction later termedmuch worse than the effects ofHurricane Donna in 1960. Over 1,400 homes, three out of four, were badly damaged ordestroyed by the first major hur ricane to hit Hardee County in40 years. A survey of the 7,550residential units in the countyshowed 75 percent, about 5,600,were damaged. This included 897 single-fam ily homes destroyed or heavilydamaged. An additional 2,845 ofthe 5,010 single-family homesin the county needed repair orreplacement. When it came to mobile homes, there were 522 de-stroyed or with major damageand another 1,900 or so needingsome repair. Most of HardeeCounty was dubbed “Blueville,”for the plastic tarps coveringthose roofs that could be re paired. Initially, there were no esti mates on the citrus, cattle, horti culture and other agriculturaldamages. Help poured in from all over the state and nation. Truckloadsof supplies came from as faraway as Tennessee. Power com panies from several states andother areas of Florida stood in arow on many roads and streetsas trees were removed fromdowned lines and power lineswere replaced. It would be weeks before res idents in the outlying areas ofthe county had electricity re stored. Law enforcement officers came from all over, eventuallymore than 270 from Dade andDuval counties and lots ofplaces in between. They set up acommand center at the StateFarmers Market with trailers andequipment visiting officersbrought with them. Just when it seemed some sense of normality would return— most people had electricity,debris was being cleared, therestart of school was scheduledand people could get gasolineagain — Category 4 HurricaneFrances loomed on the horizon. Hurricane Charley passed through in one evening and wasgone, leaving behind its legacy.In contrast, Frances spent threedays deluging the county, clos ing over 50 roads, including por tions of U.S. 17 and state roads66, 64 and 62. Fire-Rescue boats were sent to rescue people cut off by thefloodwaters. The Peace River,placid at under 16 feet, climbedto an all-time high of 22.5 feet.Charlie Creek was up to 16.84feet, Payne Creek was up to 18feet and Horse Creek peaked at23 feet. When Hurricane Ivan bypassed Hardee County, residentsbreathed a sigh of relief. That didn’t last long.Hurricane Jeanne only visited for 24 hours but added evenmore damage. “HurricaneJeanne had the intensity ofCharley, the wind and rain ofFrances, but the worst damagewas in the amount of water,”said then Emergency Manage-ment Director Bill Muhlfeld. Eight inches of rain in short order closed 11 roads, put 15more under water and damageda pair of bridges. The U.S. Army Corps of En gineers, along with hosts of vol unteers, covered over 1,000roofs before Hurricane Jeanne,but had to return to redo many ofthem after that final storm of2004. The effects of the unusual storm season lasted for months. A major one, which con cerned residents, was the cham pionship Wildcat football team. Coming off a trio of district champion seasons, Wildcat foot ball Coach Derren Bryan and hisplayers faced some hard timeswhen a light pole fell into thestadium seating, tearing weldsloose. The field house was alsobadly damaged. It would take afew months and over $700,000to repair all the damages. Sincethat time, there have been morerenovations, with one currentlyunderway to refurbish the sta dium with new paint and designand an upgraded press box. Meanwhile, the Wildcat foot ball team played the entire 2004season on the road, and won all10 games and another districtchampionship, also improvingthe team’s regular season winstreak to 32 games. That proba bly did more to bring the com munity together and improvemorale than any other happen ing. Churches from Limestone to Zolfo Springs to Wauchula hadsteeples torn off, windows gut ted and interiors damaged. Allhave recovered. Debris cleanup seemed a never-ending challenge. Land-fill fees were waived even ascrews there had to repair theirown buildings. From nine to 15crews were out daily collectingmounds of trees, limbs, branchesand shrubs torn apart by the re peated hurricanes. After a time it became diffi cult to tell what was storm-re lated debris, such as shingles orother roofing blown off a build ing, soaked carpet or brokenglass removed immediately afterthe storms. A halt was called todebris pickup after Oct. 18. A final count of debris man agement costs in March 2005just for vegetative, stumps, con struction and demolition, andother debris totaled over $7.6million, most of it reimbursedby the Federal Emergency Man agement Agency. Contractors demolishing and rebuilding a home or businesswere responsible for the properdisposal of roofing, metal,block, wood, and other recon struction debris. Total damages on public buildings were extensive. In the county, there was exten sive damage to the courthouseand both annexes, the Agri-Civic Center Complex and Cat tlemen’s Arena, Pioneer Park,the Sheriff’s Complex,Resthaven, and the list went onand on. Add to that, roads and bridges and many other facilities. Eachwas covered by a FEMA workorder, which was written, re scinded and rewritten for dam ages from each new hurricane.Eventually, it would climb tomillions of dollars. Wauchula’s list was equally long. The Garden Center wasbeyond repair and was moved tothe old Ausley Memorial Li brary building at Eighth and Pal metto. The Oak Street andRiverside parks had damages, asdid Historic Wauchula City Hall,in which the seating had to beremoved while extensive floorrepairs were done. In Bowling Green, the Public Works barn was destroyed andhas been replaced by a metalbarn and six-vehicle open stor age area. A FEMA trailer usedby the Fire Department at ZolfoSprings was obtained as a PublicWorks office. In Zolfo Springs, wastewater plant damages resulted in a dis aster management area and newwastewater plant. A specialgrant allowed the town to re place six homes for residents. The biggest school damage was at Bowling Green Elemen tary School, which lost a dozenclassrooms. They have sincebeen replaced with a new two-story building. For these and other changes from the 2004 hurricanes, seethe related story on the FEMArecovery plan. The Herald-AdvocateHardee County’s Hometown CoveragernQuality printing services at competitive prices! Attention: Local Churches & & D D o o n n ’ ’ t t s s e e e e y y o o u u r r c c h h u u r r c c h h o o n n T T h h e e H H e e r r a a l l d d A A d d v v o o c c a a t t e e w w e e e e k k l l y y c c h h u u r r c c h h d d i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ? ? & & W W r r o o n n g g a a d d d d r r e e s s s s , p p h h o o n n e e n n u u m m b b e e r r o o r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e t t i i m m e e s s ? ? P P l l e e a a s s e e c c a a l l l l T T r r a a y y c c e e a a t t 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 7 7 3 3 3 3 2 2 5 5 5 5

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7A has been accomplished. Since late 2010, Hardee County has broadband high-speed Internet service availableto everyone in the more than 600square miles of the county. A plan to coordinate with the Florida Rural Broadband Al-liance to utilize a $22 millionfederal grant to expand suchservice to 15 other rural Floridacounties has fallen apart and isstill under litigation. Commerce Park One of the mandates was to enhance long-term economicdevelopment by expediting theopening of the Hardee Com-merce Park to create jobs, attractnew employers and foster part nerships between businesses. The 160-acre site three miles from downtown Wauchula andin the vicinity of South FloridaState College was deemed anasset. According to an Economic Impact Statement completed byJohn Scott Dailey and staff atthe University of South Florida,a six-year study of the economiceffects of the Commerce Parkshows it opened in 2005 as thecounty was designated a RuralArea of Critical Economic Con cern. The study said the direct and indirect effects of the IndustrialDevelopment Authority’s proj ect at the Commerce Park was$161.3 million, with 133 perma nent jobs and 181 indirect andinduced jobs affecting 392workers for construction, pur chase of materials, transporta tion, their housing needs, theirpurchase of groceries, gas andother materials and contributingto sales-tax revenue. Present park tenants include Scosta, Pacer Marine, HowardFertilizer, KeyPlex, Nutrapure(originally called Organix),PFMan and, in the process,Florikan. Affordable Housing The mandate was to create housing and repair the estimated500 homes lost to the hurricanesand develop a wide range ofhousing options. The Best Western Hotel had been completed in 2004 shortlybefore the onslaught of the threehurricanes. A massive reconstruction/renovation of housing utilizedfederal and state allocations,grants and other housing to re store the majority of those dam aged during the hurricanes. Forest Glade and River Chase had been completed and to this,over the next few years, wereadded Chatham Point on Sten strom Road, Valencia Gardenson Fifth Avenue (U.S. 17 North)at the south end of Wauchula,Country Walk off MaxwellRoad, The Palms on MartinLuther King Jr. Avenue, CountryManor off SR 62 and the farm worker housing off SR 66 inZolfo Springs. In Wauchula, there was a se ries of duplexes and triplexesadded on South Eighth Avenueand on Bell Street. Higher Education The mandate was to provide dual-enrollment for high schooland college, vocational and agri cultural training, workforce de velopment and expansion of theeducational choices available toresidents. High school students regu larly can take advantage of Ad vanced Placement and DualEnrollment classes, enablingmany to start their post-highschool careers well on their wayto their goals. The high school offers con struction, auto mechanics, agri cultural and other undergraduateprograms. South Florida StateCollege on U.S. 17 South ofBowling Green, in conjunctionwith the main campus in AvonPark, offers a variety of practicaloneand two-year programs andnow offers four-year degrees aswell. Residents can get advanced education to be an electricallineman, paramedic or emer gency medical technician, long-distance truck driver,cosmetologist, nurse and manyother specialties. Highways The mandate was to expedite the construction schedule ofU.S. 17, critically needed to in crease mobility for people andfreight from Charlotte Countynorth through Hardee County. Upgrading U.S. 17 from a pair of two 12-foot lanes to four 12-foot lanes with medians andfive-foot paved shoulders isnearly complete. Work is underway to com plete it within a couple of yearsas right-of-way acquisition andengineering on the final two por tions continues. The last portion of Sweetwater to the DeSotoCounty line and the realignmentthrough Zolfo Springs may becompleted by 2017. Plans for a new east-west cor ridor to pass through HardeeCounty have stalled. Parks The mandate was to develop new open space and park facili ties with improved ramps, rest rooms, lighting, picnic tablesand parking. Hardee Lakes Park had offi cially opened in early 2004 forbank and boat fishing, hikingand other primitive activities. Bylast month, the park had 62 RVcamping sites and is now openseven days a week. There are many smaller parks and recreational activities avail able for residents and visitors.Peace River Park east ofWauchula offers primitivecamping and nature hikes, andthere are several canoe-launch ing opportunities along PeaceRiver. Unfortunately, in Oak Street Park at the tennis courts, thedowntown Heritage Park, Mag nolia Manor and others, rest room availability is limitedbecause of repeated vandalismand theft. These are unlockedwhen there are specific sched uled community activities atthese parks. Heritage The mandate was to create tourism opportunities. One of the biggest assets has been renovation and reconstruc tion at the historic WauchulaTrain Depot, where there is nowan art gallery, gift shop and vis itor information center. It pro vides tourists with informationon fossil hunting, bird watching,biking and other activities. There is a similar plan being considered for the restoredBowling Green depot. Upgrade Public Safety The mandate was to create and improve countywide publicsafety for emergency medicaland fire services, 911 communi cation and law enforcement op eration. Communication is now han dled through the Hardee CountySheriff’s Office E-911 system,with dual coordination with mu nicipal and county law enforce ment as well as all fire or rescueservices. The main Hardee County Fire-Rescue station in Wau-chula is renovated and fullystaffed with newly hired FireChief James Stillwagon andDeputy Chief Dale Deleacaes. The Zolfo Springs station, which was completely de-stroyed in the hurricanes, wasreopened as a combined policeand fire station. The Sheriff’sOffice now provides patrol andresponse through that outstation. In Bowling Green, since the station there was destroyed bythe hurricanes, Fire-Rescue con tinues its two-man operation outof the “temporary” FEMA trailerat Pyatt Park, but plans are un derway to construct a new sta tion there. Finished Business Each of the communities has done significant upgrades totheir water/wastewater systems.In the county, Vandolah andWauchula Hills Wastewaterplants operate and the Wau-chula Hills system has includedreplacement and water/sewersystems to residents negativelyaffected by nitrate infiltration. Wildcat Stadium and other athletic facilities have not onlybeen repaired but improved. Thenew Wildcat Den at the juniorhigh campus provides opportu nities for youth football playersand cheerleaders. The Cattlemen’s Arena, as well as the rest of the Agri-CivicCenter Complex, was rebuiltand amenities added. Resthaven, the community adult living facility/retirementhome east of Wauchula, wasclosed for over six months forrepairs and air quality issues butreopened and continues to servearea residents. The Nickerson-Ullrich build ing at Pioneer Park, which wasflattened by the storms, has beenrebuilt, along with repairs to thenearby Wildlife Refuge andother park buildings. One plan,only in the consideration stages,is to replace the old pool areawith a water slide or similar ac tivity for children. Unfinished Business Tentative plans for a regional cargo airport fell apart with thenational economic crises of thepast few years. While Florida Hospital has become one of the best, nation ally recognized community hos pitals for its excellent care, plansto build a new facility at itsproperty off REA Road easthave been put on the backburner.WHEREContinued From 1A The OK Tire Store on U.S. 17 North lost its roof and was filled with s cattered debris. Today, the refurbished building is ready for customers. The Subway Sandwich Shop at U.S. 17 and Stenstrom Road was torn apart by the hurricane. It later moved north to the Wal-Mart Plaza and has been replaced by the modern Dunkin’ Donuts and nearby water dispenser. County Commission Pulls Proposed Raises spending by about $250,000. Cutting the raises out of the budget will save the county$282,000 next year. The re-mainder of the cuts will comefrom contingency funds andfund balances. Previously the budget had a five percent contingency leveland an 11 percent fund balance,both of which were on the lowend of recommended levels. Pulling money out of reserves and moving it into op-eratingexpenses for next year will re sult in just under a nine percentfund balance and only 2.5 per cent in contingency funds. Commissioners could only cut expenses to balance thebudget instead of raising taxesbecause the TRIM tax noticeshad already been mailed out and the proposed mileage rate of8.8991 can only be lowered atthis point. Commissioner Mike Thompson said he was hoping to lowerthe mileage rate but was out ofideas of where the budget couldbe cut at this point. Chairman Rick Knight com mended the staff for making thenecessary cuts to balance thebudget. He said he wanted togive employees the 2 percentraise but felt it had to be takenout of the proposed budget tooffset the decreased revenue. The 2014-15 budget, for the fiscal year which begins Oct. 1,must first pass two public hear ings in September before it isadopted. The proposed budget is at $48 million versus the currentbudget of $51.8 million. Most ofthe reduction is because thecounty does not expect to re ceive as many grants in the com ing year. Taxable values werealso down 3.5 percent on aver age across the county. Commissioners are proposing using the roll back rate for AdValorem or property taxes,which will assess a 4 percenthigher mileage rate to offset thedecrease in taxable values butwill collect the same amount ofrevenue. Commissioners Sue Birge and Grady Johnson did not at tend the workshop last Wednes day. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate In an effort to make up for nearly $1 million from a budg eting error and unexpectedshortfall in cash carry forwards,the Hardee County Commissionhas decided to pull the proposedtwo percent raises for all em ployees to help balance thebudget. A $500,000 contribution from the mining fund was countedtwice and $250,000 in expectedrevenue from the sale of a towereasement — which has been puton hold temporarily — havebeen pulled out of the proposed2014-15 budget and must be off set with reduced spending. Various changes made during the fourth days of budget work shops in July also increased Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com The Herald-AdvocateHardee County’s Hometown Coveragen"$&##r r nnwww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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8A The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 1.,$(!,,+ 1--$)(!+0 1),-+ 1!&, 1$%!+2,$%!-, 1$%!+2,+ 1&0!+, 1(/)$!, 1.,$(!,,)+', 1(/$--$)(, 1r(().(!'!(-, 1!--!+#! 1(/!&)*!, 1&!( +, 1"(!-$ $"(, ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION! T he Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage r0r rr !&!*#)(! n Quality printing services at competitive prices! YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!CNancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels At The Herald Advocate 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com MEMORIESContinued From 1A Our team went undefeated, 10-0 regular season and DistrictChamps for the third year in arow. As far as I know, no otherfootball team in the state ofFlorida has ever played, andwon, every game at an oppo nent’s field before. That year I witnessed a storm that caused chaos, fear and de struction to a community, schooland football team. In the end, itwas that same storm that createda bond between “individuals”who came together for a com mon purpose and were moresuccessful than anyone couldhave imagined. I will never forget those young men, coaches and com munity members that made the“Impossible,” “Possible.” —Derren BryanHead Coach, 2000-06Hardee Senior High School THAT 9/11 FEELING On Sept. 11, 2001, I was walking in the back door towork at The Herald-Advocate.During Charley, we were inWyoming. We were watching the storm’s progress on Internet radar. Therewas that same helpless, sickfeeling. We were watching the radar blur going up U.S. 17, knowingthe instant of "impact" — andwondering what was still there! Worrying. Praying for friends, families. Guilt feelings forbeing safe away. Returning to Avion Palms in Bowling Green, there was rela tively minor damage to our lot,more to others’. Now in Polk City, above Lakeland, the memories are dim,but I watch Internet radar withthe same knots in my stomacheach time there is a system com ing. —Karen “K.B.” BarrettMt. Olive ShoresPolk City A DOVE’S LONGING 2004 was quite a year of un welcome events in my life, withfinding out I had cancer, mess ing up my knee then, to top itoff, Charley came through. With God’s help and many prayers, I survived all of themand have come to appreciate lifeand all my surroundings moreeach day. When Charley began to blow, my son was with me in thehouse and, remembering Donnaback when I was just a boy, Itold my son that he was about towitness something that he willnever want to see again, little re alizing that Charley would makeDonna look like a summerbreeze. As I looked out the kitchen window at the tin on the polebarn flapping like a sheet on aclothesline, then disappearinginto the air as it came loose, Ilooked down on the ground tosee a dove hunkered down asclose to the ground as it could,all the time turning its body likea wind vane pointing into the di rection the wind was comingfrom. I watched it for some time, and it never even ruffled afeather as it kept turning towardthe wind, showing no panic as itendured for survival. That dove’s longing for sur vival is one thing I will neverforget about Charley. —Robert M. Crews Sr.Wauchula POWERLESS! Charley was originally pre dicted to hit Tampa, so my in-laws left their condo onBay-shore Boulevard to come tothe safety of Hardee County. So, instead of missing it, they ended up in the middle of it! My least fond memory was that our electricity was out for12 nights! In August, no less! Ibelieve we were the last to getpower back in the county. My husband, Charlie, spent a week using our loader to clearthe roads and driveways ofneighbors out here on Sweet-water Road. Lastly, we had three hurri canes that year, back to back.Charley, the name of my hus band; Jeanne, the name of mymother-in-law; and Frances, thename of my biological mother.Thank God there was no MaryJane! —Mary Jane MathenySweetwaterSTATE HONORContinued From 1A ies, funding them with a highlypopular sporting clays shootfundraiser. She also travels the state speaking for and preparing sam ples at Florida Beef Councilevents. She promotes beef andits nutritional value at theFlorida State Fair. Petteway’s travels also often land her in Tallahassee, whereshe lobbies for the beef industry.In fact, she also participated in aFlorida League of Women Vot ers trail ride, spending a week end with urban women onhorseback, riding through pas turelands, swamps and bayheadsand teaching them about conser vation policies and the indus try’s care of its cattle. “The women left the trail ride with a better understanding ofour industry,” Florida Cattle Women Inc. said, adding, “andfound out that some of theirideas about our industry andwhat we do were based on mis information.” The organization noted Petteway’s efforts at lobbying andeducation “helps us to have ourmany urban dwellers in Floridainformed about potentially dam aging initiatives to our industry,and to vote against them.” She and her family were named Florida Angus Associ-ation Family of the Year in 2004. And Petteway herself, once Rookie of the Year for theFlorida CattleWomen, is nowrecognized as the top cattle woman in the state. Collecting Q: I have the comic "Death of Superman"and wonder how muchit might be worth. —Robert, Kitty Hawk, N.C. A: "Death of Super man," or Superman No.75, was issued in 1993by DC Comics in sev eral formats. If the oneyou have is still sealed in a blackplastic bag, it is worth about $16.Other editions include platinum($50), regular first press run ($8)and other editions ($4-$6). Withcomics, condition is paramount.Prices might vary a little depend ing on dealer and region. Q: I have a New York Yan kees reserved seat ticket stubfor Lou Gehrig's farewellspeech on July 4, 1939. Is thereany value? —Robert, Palm Coast, Fla. A: That historic day, 60,000 tickets were sold. One of thosetickets signed by Gehrig will beauctioned in Cleveland and is ex pected to fetch $100,000. To de termine the value of your ticket,you might want to contact Her itage Auction, one of the largestauction houses specializing insports memorabilia. The contactinformation is Heritage Auc tions, 3500 Maple Ave., 17thFloor, Dallas, TX 75219, and214-528-3500. Q: I have several old calen dar plates from the 1970s. Onepromoted our country's 200thyear. Are they worth keeping? —MaryAnne, Broken Arrow, Okla. A: Only you can deter mine if your plates areworth keeping. Mostcalendar plates from the1960s and '70s that Ihave seen in shops andat antique malls havebeen priced in the $10 to$25 range. There are al ways exceptions. World War II-era patriotic plates seem to be especially col lectible and are priced accord ingly. A "Win the War" designfrom about 1943 recently soldfor $75. Q: I have a print of Claude Monet's "Woman SeatedUnder the Willows" from theDale Collection at the NationalGallery of Art. It is lovely, butI doubt that it has much valueexcept in the beauty. --Dorothy, Warrick, R.I. A: Your print likely was origi nally sold in the gift shop at theNational Gallery of Art in Wash ington. It would have limitedvalue to a collector, but my ad vice is to keep and enjoy it. Thebeauty of Monet's artwork is, atleast in my opinion, truly price less.Write to Larry Cox in care ofKFWS, P.O. Box 536475, Or lando, FL 32853-6475, or sende-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large 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 CoxQ: The basement of the early-1900s home we recentlypurchased has sturdy stonewalls and a concrete floor.There are no apparent waterproblems. But there are a lotmore creepy-crawlies than I'dlike, including spiders, beetles,ants and these horrible alien-looking things my husbandsays are centipedes. Short offumigating the entire house,how can I get rid of thesepests? —Claudia H., Worcester, Mass. A: Ah, the ecology of the older basement. The alien-lookingcentipedes also are known ashouse centipedes, and while theydo look like something out of anightmare, they are voraciouseaters of other bugs like beetlesand spiders. Still, you don't want to find any of those pests lurking undera pile of laundry. Ants, housecentipedes and spiders all cansting or bite. The first thing you'll want to do is find where many of thesepests are entering the basement.Even if the walls and floor arestructurally sound and appeardry, very small cracks or holesmay have developed over theyears. Ants are the easiest totrack: Find one of their trails, orcreate a trail by placing a smallamount of crumbs in a pile on anotherwise clean floor. The trailwill typically lead back to theperimeter of the basement wherethe floor and wall meet. Markeach entry spot with tape orchalk. Next, test how bad the house centipede or beetle populationmay be, by setting down stickytraps in the areas you last sawthese pests. Even if you justcatch one, it will confirm theirpresence. A pest-control professional can do the most thorough job ofeliminating these creatures, oryou can find bug sprays specificto these pests at home-improve ment stores. But if you don'twant them coming back, you'llneed to close up entry points andreduce the amount of moisture. The basement may seem dry, but the appearance of house cen tipedes often signals a moistureproblem. Have a contractor spe cializing in basements evaluatethe floor and walls to find out ifwater is seeping in. Small cracksand gaps need to be sealed usingcorrect mortar or cement patch ing material to allow for expan sion and contraction. Meantime, look around the outside foundation of the housefor potential water and bug mag nets, like piles of leaves or oldmulch, drain spouts that arepouring water directly down intothe foundation rather than beingextended out several feet away,or firewood stacked against thewall. These issues can be dealtwith quickly and easily and canreduce both bug and water is sues. HOME TIP: Store boxes and place dirty laundry containers onplatforms or shelves that keepthem off the ground in areas thatcentipedes and spiders frequent. Send your questions or home tipsto ask@thisisahammer.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. This Is A Hammer By Samantha Mazzotta Back in my school days my teacher said I was a born writer, but if I did become a writer nobody’s ever been born who would beable to read it. –––––– I reckon the reason my cousin Zeek wants to be a heart doctor is because he figures everybody’s got one. –––––– I ask is it intensive care or expensive care? You be the judge. I have my opinion. –––––– This young lady has two boyfriends named John. The one she is breaking up with she is now writing him a Dear John letter, butthe new boyfriend’s letter she begins with John Dear, and she’s notreferring to a John Dear tractor either. –––––– Revenge does have its moments, but that’s just about it. –––––– Imagine, if you will, putting shingles on the roof of a steep, cone-shaped castle 300 feet from the ground way down there below. –––––– After we became engaged, we immediately signed a pre -nuptial agreement together to call off the wedding. We were both delighted. –––––– The reason I never live in the past is because I cannot remember all of them names. It’s been a long time now. –––––– By chance have you folks out there in paperville ever ran into a used electric chair, maybe at a flea market or something like that? –––––– I’ll say one thing for my boy Junior. He never got on drugs but one time. Trouble is he has never got off ‘em. –––––– The next time that I become ill, rather than go to a hospital, I think I’ll just sign myself into a local funeral home in hopes of aspeedy recovery. –––––– May honesty and integrity forever stand as giant bo ulders in the pathway of the ungodly.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 ra dio 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. Thomas

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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, August 14, 2014 PAGE ONE COURTESY PHOTO White ribbons hold the hard-earned pins of new dental assistants ( from left) Erika Sulli van, Ashley Norton, Carmen Molina and Itsel Miranda. Seven graduates of South Florida State College’s DentalAssisting program were honoredin a traditional pinning cere mony on July 17 in the SFSCUniversity Center Auditorium,Highlands Camp-us. The graduates were Ashley Norton of Ona, Itsel Miranda ofWauchula and Lavette Cole-man, Temikia Jones, PatriciaLopez, Carmen Molina andErika Sullivan. Keynote speaker Dr. Marc Sander, a local dentist, compli mented the students on theircommitment to the field of den tistry and expressed how proudhe is of the graduates. “The impact that you all can have as a dental assistant goesfar beyond chair-side assistingand sterilization,” Sander said.“Few professions can improvenot only the physical health ofpatients, but can emotionallyand psychologically change apatient’s life for the better. Notonly will you be helping to re store a patient’s dental health,but you will be helping to give your patients new-found self-confidence.” During the ceremony, gradu ates accepted their dental assist ing pins from Dr. DeborahMilliken, chair of SFSC’s dentaleducation program. Bob Scony ers, dental education instructor,then delivered the dental-assist ing oath to the graduates. “Dental assisting is an excit ing and ever-changing field,”Milliken said. “With all the newproducts and techniques comingout of dental research, it takes awell-trained assistant to be readyto adapt and prepared to workwith new materials and tech niques that the dentists want touse. One of our primary goalsfor our students is to learn howto modify proven techniques tonew situations.” “This year’s dental assisting students had a great year,” in structor Sconyers said. “Every student in the dentalassisting program passed the Or thodontic Expanded DutiesCompetency exam and will re ceive certification. Also, the prospects for employment thisyear are great. This is the firstyear that we have more jobsbeing offered than students totake them.” SFSC offers an 11-month oc cupational certificate program indental assisting. Upon complet ing the program successfully,graduates can become CertifiedDental Assistants by passing theDental Assisting National Boardexam and can qualify for Ex panded Functions Dental Assist ing Certification as well asOrthodontic Assistant Certifica tion. SFSC also offers a two-year Associate in Science degree pro gram in dental hygiene. Uponcompleting SFSC’s dental hy giene program, graduates be come dental hygienists bypassing the National Dental Hy giene Board examination andthe Florida State Clinical Licen sure examination. New Dental Assistants ‘Pinned’ At Ceremony Twelve graduates of South Florida State College’s Associ-ate in Science degree in Rad-iography program were honoredin a traditional pinning cere mony on July 23 in the Univer sity Center Auditorium on themain campus in Avon Park. The graduates were Ashley Hughes and Paulino Sergio ofHardee County and Courdey At more, Sabrina Keckler, Ye-seniaAlvarez, Carie McGarity,Heather Bass, Lizbeth Marin,Caliandra Figueiredo, Alex Tor res, Kristin Johnson and BeatrizVargas. Manuel Colon, a 2010 gradu ate of SFSC’s radiography pro gram and a certified radiologictechnologist and clinical in-structor at Florida HospitalHeartland, was the keynotespeaker. He shared his pride in completing his degree at SFSCand commended the graduateson their accomplishment. During the ceremony, gradu ates accepted their radiographypins from Rebecca Sroda, deanof health sciences programs atSFSC. “We are very proud of the12 students honored at the pin ning ceremony,” Sroda said.“They worked and studied veryhard, persevered during times ofadversity, and truly earned theright to wear their professionalpins. “After jumping over the last hurdle of passing the AmericanRegistry of Radiologic Tech-nologists certifying exam, theywill have achieved their goal ofjoining the ranks of the highlyemployable health-care force,”she said. Special awards were pre sented by Junior Gray, directorof radiography at SFSC, to Sab rina Keckler for Academic Ex cellence and Lizbeth Marin forClinical Excellence. “All of the program’s gradu ates displayed excellence in alltechnical areas, placed great em phasis on cooperation, and per formed all tasks withconfidence,” Gray added. SFSC offers a two-year Asso ciate in Science degree programin radiography. Grad-uates canbecome certified radiologictechnologists by passing theAmerican Registry of Radio logic Technologists na-tionalcertification examination. For more information about SFSC’s radiography program,contact Gray at (863) 784-7347or junior.gray@southflorida.-edu. Pinning Ceremony Honors Radiography Graduates COURTESY PHOTO Twelve graduates officially became radiologic technologists by acc epting their radiog raphy pins in a July 23 ceremony. Shown (from front left) are Sabrina Keckler, Courdey Atmore, Paulino Sergio, Carie McGarity and Lizbeth Marin; (back) Ashley Hug hes, Beat riz Vargas, Alexandra Torres, Heather Bass, Caliandra Figueiredo, Kristin J ohnson and Yesenia Alvarez. 8:14c 2014 Honda Civic$159*per month for 36 months2014 Honda Accord$199*per month for 36 months2014 Honda CRV$209*per month for 36 monthsRobert L. Shiver Jr.Sales Manager(863) 508-2400 x8430 HOT LEASE OFFERS 863-508-24006395 Cypress Gardens Blvd. ~ Winter HavenJavier Cruz(863) 651-6696 Se Habla Espaol!! 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For well qualified lessees. The best deals under the sun are happening SOLD SOLDSOLD SOLDSOLD Selected Year & Model, Limited Warranty Registration for South Florida State College’s 2014 fallterm continues through Aug. 21. Classes for the regular 16week session will meet Aug. 22through Dec. 17, classes for thefirst eight-week flex session willbe Aug. 22 through Oct. 17, andclasses for the second eight-week flex session are Oct. 20-Dec. 17. New students may apply for admission to the college byclicking the “Apply Now” but ton at the top of the college’swebsite at www.southflorida.-edu. They may also visit theWelcome Center at the High-lands Campus or stop in at theHardee or DeSoto campuses orLake Placid Center. Returning students may regis ter and pay for classes throughthe college portal, Panther Cen tral. The SFSC fall 2014 Sched ule of Classes also is availableonline. SFSC offers two-year Associate Degree programs and num-erous occupational trainingprograms for people who wishto enhance their employabilityskills through shorter courses ofstudy. The college also is launching its Bachelor of Science in Ele mentary Education and Bache lor of Science in Nursing degreeprograms as well as a bioenergyprogram. Financial aid is available to those who are qualified. Formore information about finan cial assistance and scholarships,contact the Financial Aid Officeat (863) 784-7134. For furtherinformation about registration,call the Hardee Campus at 773-3081. Register Now For SFSC Fall Term Don’t Be Shy, Join In On The Adventure!FOR RESERVATIONSCall Trey 863-832-2102or email kuleanaadventures@gmail.compeaceriveradventures.com We are here for your next great adventure.Check us out in the latest edition of“ H H e e a a r r t t l l a a n n d d L L i i v v i i n n g g ”Magazine soc8:14c

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2B The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 —Hardee Living— Taylor Barlow and Christa Earls Christa Earls of Wauchula, has announced plans for hermarriage to Taylor Barlow ofWauchula. The bride-elect is the daughter of D. R. and Shannon Masten ofLake Placid. She is a 2013 grad uate of Trauss Vo-cational Tech nical School. The prospective goom, the son of Bubba and Cindy Barlowof Wauchula, is a 2011 HardeeHigh graduate. The couple are parents of Grace Lynn Barlow, born April4, 2014. Plans are being made for an Oct. 25 wedding at LuptorsBoggy Bottom Ranch in PlantCity. Christa Earls To Wed Taylor Barlow Adapting to life in Hardee County shouldn’t be too difficultfor newly arrived EmilyYoshikawa, a native of Aurora,Colo. She has lived in six statesas her family of eight has movedaround the United States. But this is a special 18-month assignment in Florida, and hermission is very important to her.She is serving in the newlyformed Wauchula Branch of TheChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with her companion,Danielle Lauricella. Danielle Lauricella, is from Agua Dulce, Calif., a town a lotlike Wauchula. She is the fifth of seven kids, and she used tolike to run in the back trails ofher hometown. Now, however, she doesn’t have time to run, as she is work ing with the Hispanic congrega tion, using her newly honedsecond language, Spanish. "Ilove being able to communicatewith a wider range of people.Spanish is a beautiful language.The gospel of Jesus Christ is foreveryone, and I love being ableto share that with the Hispaniccommunity." Sister Lauricella goes on to say, “It's hard to leave every thing behind for 18 months, but we do it because we know themessage we share is true. Ithelps strengthen faith in Christ,it helps us have stronger familyties and, ultimately, it bringspeace and happiness into ourpersonal lives." Back home, Sister Yoshikawa was very involved in wrestlingand was a competitive golfer.Third of six kids, she loves to trynew things, including trying tolearn Spanish to accomplishwork in a bilingual congrega tion. "Despite the language barri ers, there's an unmistakable feel ing of peace and love within the walls of church, which is Godspeaking through us through thelanguage of the spirit,” she says.“It is amazing to see everyonecome together with diversebackgrounds and allow Heav enly Father to speak to them allindividually this way. “We work with a bilingual congregation. It's challenging,but we work together in unity.We walk a lot around town. Ifyou ever see us, feel free to stopand say, ‘Hi,’ and ask us ques tions! We are here to help andinvite people to come and see!” LDS Wauchula Branch Welcomes Missionaries COURTESY PHOTO Danielle Lauricella and Emily Yoshikawa are Spanish-speaking missionaries assigned to Wauchula for 18months. Edward L. “Lee” and Annie Farmer of Bowling Green cele brated their 62nd wedding an niversary with a family trip tothe famed honeymoon destina tion of Niagara Falls. The couple were wed on June 3, 1952. Lee Farmer said of the trip, “If you have never been there, youare missing a great wonder ofthe world! You can spend a lotof time there for there’s a lot tosee.” Farmer noted the falls have moved seven miles “since theyhave been keeping up with it.” The Farmers viewed Niagara Falls from both sides, travelinginto Canada, where they alsovisited Montreal and stayed in alodge. “We toured Quebec, and it was wonderful,” Farmer said. The Farmers said most people there spoke French, but can con verse in English as well. Roadsigns are in French, and themoney exchanges at a rate of 92cents to the U.S. dollar. They enjoyed cool weather, and attending church were theservice was translated into Eng lish. In all, the trip with one of their sons and daughters-in-law was agrand anniversary celebration. Lee Farmer is 83 and Annie Farmer is 78. All of their chil dren have given them fourgrandchildren and six great-grandchildren. BG Couple Celebrates 62nd Wedding Anniversary COURTESY PHOTO Lee and Annie Farmer on their anniversary travels to NewYork and Canada. 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Currently doing a summer fel lowship with the National Aero nautics and SpaceAdministration in Langley, Va., in September Thomas will beginhis graduate work at StanfordUniversity, a private researchand teaching institution in Stan ford, Calif. Underwood ElectGarryMcWhorterSCHOOL BOARD DIST. 4 nnn nr nn NEW PERSPECTIVE ( B B r r i i d d a a l l R R e e g g i i s s t t r r y y S EPTEMBER 13, 2014 Smokee Barker & Randall Whaley S EPTEMBER 20, 2014 Ashley Norton & Austin Tish O CTOBER 4, 2014 Olivia Webb & Kyle Parrish Blake Farrer & Josh Rickett O CTOBER 18, 2014 Emily Adams & Josh Oldham O CTOBER 25, 2014 Christa Earls & Taylor Barlow N OVEMBER 1, 2014 Amanda Hays & Robbie Jones N OVEMBER 8, 2014 Courtney Norris & Daniel Kahn N OVEMBER 22, 2014 Courtney Nicholson & Holden Nickerson Gifts Since 1970 !/0!(+03 !1"'1)! 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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B New Arrivals ONE BLUE, NO PINK Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Kintner, Zolfo Springs, an eight-pound,15-ounce son, Joshua BarrettKintner, born June 14, 2014,Florida Hospital, Sebring, Mrs.Kintner is the former CrystalMagee. Maternal grandparentsare David and Wanda McGee ofZolfo Springs. Paternal grand parents are Chuck Kintner ofWinter Haven and MarciaHulsey of Fort Meade. Paternalgreat-grandmother is Joan Fen nell of Auburndale. ——— Birth announcements will bepublished free of charge withinthree months of the date of birth.A photo of the infant—as a new born only—may be added at nocost. Any other photo of the babywill cost $15. Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!There was so much talk on television about the big fullmoon that I’m sure you all wentto your porches last Sundaynight to enjoy the sight. I couldnot really tell much difference! It is always great to see Gary and Ginny Oden at church.They are truly a remarkable cou ple. My sincere sympathy is extended to the family of MaryCox. Mary made her final jour ney last week. We attended theFirst Christian Church whenJimmy was the pastor. Theywere our “young married”teachers and we spent many anight at someone’s home aroundthe old piano singing or playinggames after a delicious meal.They were just a part of myyoung adult life and good mem ories. My sincere sympathy is also extended to the family of AdamHash. His Mother made herfinal journey and she will bemissed. And the last sympathy is ex tended to the TJ Waters family.His life was snuffed out to earlyand I truly feel for his parentsand family. His services wereheld at Fort Green Baptist andthe church was full. There werea lot of teenagers there and itwas a sad time for them. My granddaughter, Kaylee Hogenauer, turned 15 on Aug. 4and she was down at the driver’slicense getting her beginner’s li cense that afternoon. Probablynext August she will be just asprompt wanting the “real thing.” Sherman is recuperating from his surgery. He said this wasworse than his cancer surgery. Last Thursday, Tom, Rita and Melissa Plummer stopped tospend the night at the Sasserhome. They had been to Disneyand wanted to visit with theirWauchula family on the wayhome to Miami. Todd Silver-man, Rita’s dad, came up fromMiami to have supper with usall. We had a full table of over10 relatives and it was very goodto see them. I had not seen Ritain at least 12 years and possiblymore. If you are fortunateenough to have family, you needto spend as much time with themas possible. Sandy Hash brought us some home-made delicious chickennoodle soup last week and deli cious banana bread. I can go bythe same recipe that Sandy usesand my banana bread does nottaste like hers. She is a goodfriend and good cook. When Iknow of someone who is underthe weather, I just usually thinkwhat I will do for them and endup doing nothing! Sandy and I worked together at Gardinier Big River. MyMama always said after you gotout of school you made yourfriends at work or at church andas usual, “Mama is right!” Happy birthday wishes go to Ashlee Harrison this week asshe and my Mama shared thesame date, Aug. 12. I don’tknow if other people rememberthe dates that were always im portant to you when they comearound like I do or not. Courtney Alexander said she would be going to college soon. I am sure this is an exciting timefor her. I’ve been told thatyoung people face many trials atcollege even though it is a funtime in their lives. Tina Owens is still out sick and is taking rehabilitation. EarlBargeron had cataract surgerylast week and is anticipating theother eye this week. All wentwell for him. He and Mary en joyed going to the Gulf State Quartet sing last Saturday withCharles and Lynda Abbott. Earlis getting where it is hard forhim to see at night and he hesi tates to venture into other cities.He can see well enough aroundhere to go places at night. Ofcourse, the singing was goodand they said the pastor of thatchurch was on fire for the Lord. Walter Olliff is still under the weather and I understand he en joys company on the days hedoes not get treatments. There are plenty of comments on whether the U.S. did right inbringing the Ebola patients hereor not. I just think the disease isa sign of the times, all the pesti lence and diseases we can antic ipate. Please pray for one another and our nation. COURTESY PHOTO Mosaic Company recently donated $100,000 to The American Red Cross to support its “Prepare Florida” campaign. “Prepare Florida” is a statewide campa ign that will mobilize communities to be better prepared in the face of dis aster. Pictured from left are: Richard Ghent, Mosaic public affairs; Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida’s W est Coast Region Amer ican Red Cross; Bo Davis, Mosaic Sr. vice president of phosphate operations; Martha Monfried, Mosaic vice president public affairs -phosphates; Ann Mari e Welty, American Red Cross major gifts officer and Diana Youmans, Mosaic ma nager of public affairs. MOSAIC DONATES TO RED CROSS JAN PLATT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4 EDUCATION AND SAFETY RE-ELECT Pol. Adv. paid for and approved by Janice M (Jan) Platt for Hardee County School Board, District 4 8:14p The education of every student and the job of every employee is very important to our school disctrict. The vote of every member in our community is very important to our county. Exercise your privilege to VOTEon Tues, August 26 for Jan Platt YOUR School Board Member, District 4 Be confident that my decisions will continue to be based on the best interests of our Children, our School District and our County. ordinary people amazing thingsWauchula Lions Club Sevigny Associate Eye Care,with the assistance of theWauchula Lions Club, willprovide free eye exams from6 pm to 8 pm in the Java Cafmeeting room. Vision screeningcan help with the earlydetection of vision problems.These comprehensive eyeexams will be provided on afirst come first served basis. soc8:14c Annual Back to School FREE Eye Screenings Friday, August 15 6 pm 8 pm during the Back-To-School Tailgate Party 8:14p “I am eager to bring mygreat work ethic, positive attitude andclear communicationsto the commission.” rn In Rehabilitation Counseling soc8:14p !! %n at Main Street Pub r$$$!& #

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4B The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 Cornelius Adds Master’s Degree Miranda Dawn Cornelius has created an exciting future in re cently completing her master’sdegree. The 2007 Hardee Senior High graduate, the daughter of Jeffand Beverly Cornelius ofWauchula, will enter the fall se mester at the Rochester Instituteof Technology in Rochester,N.Y. to participate in an inter preting apprenticeship. She received her master’s in American Sign Language/En-glish Interpreting on Aug. 1from the University of NorthFlorida in Jacksonville in a grad uation ceremony attended by herfamily and friends at the NorthFlorida Arena. She had previously earned her bachelor’s in communicationssciences and disorders interpret ing training in 2010 from theUniversity of South Florida inTampa. She immediately began freelance interpreting and be came a collegiate professor atDaytona State College in Day tona Beach. While working toward her master’s degree, she was alsoemployed as a sign language in terpreter at Universal Studios forits yearly concert series. Cornelius 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 Most of the delay in the pay ment of “Jobless” benefits is dueto a lack of Social Security ac count numbers on the wage re ports of employers, according toFred B. Bradshaw, director ofthe State Unemployment Com-pensation Division. ––––– Final details of a suggested 1939-40 advertising program onFlorida’s fresh citrus fruits arebeing worked out this week byArthur Kudner, Inc., advertisingagency of the Florida citruscommission, in preparation for ameeting next Tuesday, Aug. 22,at which the agency will pres ents its proposals for the firsttime. ––––– Considerable uncertainly rel ative to the WPA and certifica tion seems to exist in the publicmind so that a statement fromClayton C. Codrington, welfarecommissioner, seems necessaryin order that the people ofFlorida can be appraised of thefacts. 50 YEARS AGO Wayne Gibson 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gibson of FortMeade, was killed instantlyMonday afternoon in a tractoraccident in a grove owned byAlbert Carlton, west ofWauchula ––––– Wauchula’s Explorer Scouts voted last week to give their pre historic mammoth fossil to theSmithsonian Institution in returnfor a fiberglass casting of the an imal. ––––– Airman First Class Grady W. Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs.George W. Daniels of ruralWauchula, has graduated fromthe technical training course forU.S. Air Force dental laboratoryspecialists at Gunter AFB. Ala. 25 YEARS AGO The Wauchula City Council Monday night discussed thecontroversial issue of closingdown the city police departmentand buying law enforcementservice from the county sheriff’soffice. ––––– The Hardee County Com-mis sion on Thursday approvedTuesday, Oct. 24, for a country wide referendum for a one-centsales tax for 15 years to be usedto build a new county jail. ––––– The Hardee County Com-mis sion by a 3-2 vote Thursday ap proved partial rezoning to allowa new shopping center to bebuilt north of Wauchula. 10 YEARS AGO Noon Thursday was the first sign of Hurricane Charley. Tor nadoes were reported touchingground in the southeast sectionof Hardee County, followingalong the Highlands Ridge andup U.S. 17. ––––– As soon as Charley blew out of Hardee County, helpers cameflooding in. Help has come toHardee County in many forms.Local residents and county andmunicipal employees have out done themselves in nearly inround-the-clock service. ––––– Hurricane Charley severely damaged the Hardee County cit rus industry, in some grovesknocking off 50 to 80 or 90 per cent of the green oranges. Inmany groves along the hurri cane’s path up to 50 percent ofthe trees were damaged. ––––– Hardee cattleman J.A. Clark said Monday the Hardee cattleindustry sustained miles ofdowned fences from fallen treesfrom Hurricane Charley. Way Back When 8:14c NOT A DEPOSITNOT FDIC INSUREDNOT GUARANTEED BY THE BANK NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY MAY GO DOWN I N VALUE A Hardee Countian is among three finalists selected forFlorida Farm Bureau's 2014Achievement in AgricultureAward. Local Corey Lambert will compete against Trevor Bass ofAlachua County and Doug andDeAnne Carter of SuwanneeCounty for the top statewidehonor. The Achievement in Agri-cul ture award recognizes membersof Florida Farm Bureau's YoungFarmers & Ranchers programwho excel in their involvementin agriculture, leadership abili ties, and in-volvement in FarmBureau and other civic and serv ice organizations. Applicants are between the ages of 18-35 and apply as indi viduals or as couples. "We are proud to recognize the young farmers and ranchers who go above and beyond inmaking a positive impact onFlorida agriculture,” said FloridaFarm Bureau President JohnHoblick. The Achievement in Agri-cul ture award finalists will preparea 120-minute presentation toshowcase their operation duringFlorida Farm Bureau’s 2014 An nual Meeting at Sawgrass Mar riott Resort in Ponte VedraBeach on Oct. 29-31. The winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting,and will receive a brand new2015 Chevrolet Silverado cour tesy of Southern Farm BureauLife Insurance. The recipientwill also receive an all-ex penses-paid trip to the 2015 na tional Annual Meeting set forJan. 11-14, 2015, in San Diegoto represent Florida in the na tional competition. Corey Lambert A Finalist For Ag Achievement Award Thursday8:30 pm –CloseKaraokewith B Food Fun""*" #&&"!&)n$&%*"$!"*n&'!"( & & G G r r i i l l l l e e nr863-773-2007O Op pe e n ns s a at t 1 1 1 1 a am m T Tu ue es s d da a y y – –S S a at t u u r r d da a y yC Cl l o o e e S S n n a a y y & & M Mo on n a a y y Wednesday4 pm –Close50¢ WingsTuesdayKIDS EAT FREE FRIDAY7 C C o o r r n n h h o o l l e e T T o o u u r r n n a a m m e e n n t t'!$!$)!'%&" $D D J J A A d d a a m m N N e e w w m m a a n n$ $2 2 5 5 1 1 s s t t P P l l a a c c e e P P r r i i z z e e SaturdayOpen Mic Jam9 n r nLadies Night S Comedy Open Mic(Sign-up early)S CrushUPCOMINGE soc8:14c YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!CNancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels At The Herald Advocate 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B Dear Editor: There is theory and there is re ality. Phosphate mines ownabout a third of Hardee County.They regularly buy more pro ductive farm land to be mined.National Public Radio playscheery promos for Mosaic Corpin return for donations. Sara sota’s Marie Selby Gardens fea ture Mosaic as a prominentsponsor. According to Mosaic’s CEO, they feed the world and leavethe strip-mined land better thanthey found it. This is theory. In my county, Humpty Dumpty fell from the top of ahuge dragline (one of five or six)that digs up pastures and orangegroves down to 70 feet. About25 percent of my county is railedto chemical plants in other coun ties (the fertilizer plants are nothard to find — look for toxicgypsum stacks resemblingsuper-sized white landfills). What is left is pumped as a slurry of clay, sand and un known chemical reagents backinto square-mile holes calledslime pits. Despite claims ofmaking land better than natu rally formed over 70 millionyears, smiling billboards areabout all mining has to show for100+ years of plunder. In 2010 Hardee County offi cials changed over 7,000 acresof mined land from agriculturalto heavy industrial land-use. They also put mining overlayson private property making themtargets for strip mining. Officialswith mining conflicts have triedrepeatedly to open regionalgarbage dumps and stick stinkerindustries on mined land. The question is simple, if bill boards of smiling faces canoeingdown streams on mined-out Mo saic land are reality and promossponsored by NPR and MarieSelby are reality, why the greateffort to stinkerize rural HardeeCounty? Humpty Dumpty fell into a slime pit. All the king’s horsesand all the king’s men could notput Humpty Dumpty back to gether again. Now that is reality. Hank KuhlmanFort Green Editor’s Note: Mining is goingto be a fact of life in HardeeCounty for the next severaldecades. The companies pur chased the land for phosphatemining and to produce fertilizerto help grow crops to feed agrowing world. The HardeeCounty Commission about 20years ago or more decided nochemical plants would be per mitted in the county. In 1975 thestate passed mandatory recla mation after mining. The olddays of strip mining withoutreclamation are over. Today, be fore mining begins on a largeparcel of land, a reclamationplan is in place, approved by the County Commission. There arestate and federal guidelines tomeet. The phosphate industryen-gages biologists, botanistsand environmental engineers inthis reclamation process. Mo saic says finding the ideal bal ance between the needs ofglobal agriculture and Florida’seco-systems is good businessand essential to our quality oflife. The state requires 80 per cent of mined area to be coveredby desirable vegetation withinthree years. Mosaic’s goal is 100percent vegetation within twoyears. Reclaimed mining landuses include uplands, agricul ture such as sod, ornamentals,citrus and cattle pasture, scrubhabitat, wildlife corridors, cre ating wetlands and stream flows,land and lakes for recreation,housing developments, golfcourses and parks. Mining isoften 70 feet deep, and this al ters the natural shallow watersystem. Mining companies oftenhold back some rainfall to use inthe mining process to reducedeep well water pumping whichlessens the natural rain runoff.Modern mining often stores thetopsoil and muck layers fromwetlands to assist and improvereclamation. Gopher tortoisesmust be saved and relocatedduring mining. Clay settlingareas no longer take decades toreclaim but can be dewatered inyears. There are 16 public parksin west central Florida on for merly mined land: Balm BoyetteScrub Preserve Mountain BikeTrail in Lithia, Christina Park inLakeland, Curtis Peterson Parkin Lakeland, Dover District Park in Dover, Eward MedardPark in Plant City, HillsboroughCounty Fairgrounds in Dover,Loyce E. Harpe Park in Mul berry, Mary Holland Park inBartow, Mosaic Fish Manage ment Area in Fort Meade, Mo saic Peace River Park inBartow, Saddle Creek Park inLakeland, Sanlan Ranch Camp ground in Lakeland, AlafiaRiver State Park in Lithia, the1,260-acres Hardee Lakes Parkwest of Bowling Green, the8,329-acre Tenoroc Fish Man agement Area east of Lakeland,and the Bunker Hill CommunityPark in Duette. Mining isn’tpretty. The county and the stateneed to do a good job of moni toring mining and reclamation,I believe Mosaic is interested inprofits and in being a goodneighbor. It is in Mosaic’s bestinterests to reclaim its land so ithas valuable uses. The old daysof some mining companies beingobsessed only with the bottomline are over. Henry Kuhlman isa recently retired UPS airlinepilot and captain who built anice retirement home nearHardee Lakes and does not want heavy industry in his area. Healso has a home on the OuterBanks in North Carolina. He hasbeen critical of most local eco nomic development decisionsbut is not against all develop ment. He is a strong supporter ofthe environment. He says hestands for Justice, Truth, Hon esty, Integrity and Skepticism.His home is in “beautiful FortGreen, home of many fifth gen eration residents who enjoy anice, quiet rural life.” Capt.Kuhlman is against such proj ects as fertilizer, garbage andentry level jobs. He is againstfunding start-up companies butfavors expanding companieswith a good track record. “Sur rounding counties have broughtin some good companies, likeAmazon, companies you wouldnot mind in your back yard.”The county needs good jobs tohelp make up for the loss of op portunities on land mined forphosphate, he says. A lot of landdevoted to parks does not pro vide many good jobs, he adds.Kuhlman also believes Hardeeneeds a larger, stronger miningdepartment not funded by min ing fees that will keep phosphatecompanies on their toes. Hedoes not think state or federalagencies can do a strong job ofmonitoring mining in Hardee.That responsibility rests with thecounty. 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Price reduced to $199,500Church building! 5,011 sf building. Large parkingarea with street on 3 sides. $275,000Commercial building Over 4,800 sf located just offHighway 17 Southbound. $149,000MAIN STREET! 2 story building. Completely re modeled and upgraded. $250,000MAKE AN OFFER! 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath cedarhome. Large detached garage. MANY UP GRADES! $179,500 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 %55824IE4=8=6 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Realtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 cl8:14c Shane Conley 735-01883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGSMon. –Wed. 10am –6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am –7pmCLOSEDTHURSDAY& SUNDAYDANHILL Hill’s Auto WorldB BU U Y YH HE E R R E E! P PA A Y YH HE E R R E E! NOINTERESTORINANCECHARGES cl2:6tfc

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogssold in Florida be at least 8 weeksold, have an official health certifi cate, have necessary shots and be free of parasites. tfc-dh PERFECT LOCATION for homeAND business! 600 Sq ft commer cial Bldg AND nice 3BR, 2 B Mo bile Home with screen room onHwy 62, close to Hwy 17. Sepa rate central air/heat units for each.$800/mo for both + utilities +$800 security deposit. Call 863773-3839 today!8:14,21c2 BEDROOM, 1 BA, country set ting, 863-781-3536. 8:14c2 BEDROOM HOUSE, BowlingGreen, $550 month, $200 security deposit, 863-773-6667. 8:14c2-3-7 BEDROOM HOUSES, ware houses, stores, cantina/bar, rent/own 863-773-6616. 7:24-8:21p Rentals Pets Rentals Rentals 1/1 55+ Gated community, $700.Everything included, 863-2456812. 8:14,21p3 BEDROOM HOUSE built 2008large yard, $850 plus, 863-8321984.8:14-9:11p2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, cen tral, no pets, $550 plus $400, 863773-4855.8:14-9:11p2 1/2 BEDROOM, 1 Bath house inBG. 111 Cliet Ave. $600 monthly,$400 deposit. Teresa 863-7819084, Bill 863-781-4460. 8:14cATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertisingany preference or limitation basedon race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make sucha preference or limitation. Familialstatus includes children under 18living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh Services *RENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bed rooms. Cheaper than paying rent.Close to schools and hospital. Lotrent $300. Se habla espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc ROGER DARTY’S LAWN & TreeService. Low rates. Call 863-7351444. 8:14,21pALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave.,Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICH’S PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUBcollects NOT broken prescriptioneyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave.tfc-dhDO YOU HAVE a problem withdrugs? Narcotics Anonymousmeets Monday and Thursdaynight 7:00 p.m. at First UnitedMethodist Church, at the corner ofPalmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh Services IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymousin Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B andHardee County Ordinance 87-09Section 10 Paragraph D require allads for any construction-relatedservice to carry the contractor’s li cence number.tfc-dh I AM LOOKING for a rent to own orlease option to buy call 863-7811165 or 863-781-7859. 7:24,31p FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY 8-? 1433Dena Circle, Wauchula. 863-4454273.8:14pSATURDAY, 8-NOON, 3912 Dixi ana Drive, BG. 8:14pFRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?, 827South 10th Avenue, Wauchula. 8:14p SATURDAY, 7-?, 1730 GriffinRoad, Wauchula. Something for everyone.8:14p Yard Sales Wanted Home & Insurance Inspections 863-990-4019 Bowling Green, FL collwayne4019@gmail.com Lic# HI5099 cl8:14c J.9>4%9C971C9?>J?DA(?9>CJ)??65AC96931C9?>—The Classifieds— 116 REA Rd. Wauchula(across from Wal-Mart)7 7 7 7 3 3 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7O7 7 7 7 3 3 0 0 7 7 2 2 7 7 Fast, Quality Servicenrr–BILLYBOB’STIRES cl8:14c B BE E A A T T T T H H E E S S U U M M M M E E R R T T I I M M E E H H E E A A T T! !H H A A V V E E Y Y O O U U R R A A I I R R C C O O N N D D I I T T I I O O N N E E R RC C H H E E C C K K E E D D& & S SE E R R V V I I C C E E D D REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 8 6 6 3 3 3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 1 1 1 1 3 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o o u u r r s s C C a a l l l l : : Travis Revell 'Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-4577n%&'!% "!##"!Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS 12:19tfc $ $5 5 0 0 0 0 O O F F F FA A n n y y V V e e h h i i c c l l e e I I n n S S t t o o c c k k ! M M u u s s t t P P r r e e s s e e n n t t C C o o u u p p o o n n ( ( o o n n e e c c o o u u p p o o n n p p e e r r c c u u s s t t o o m m e e r r ) ) $ $5 5 0 0 0 0 O O F F F F $ $5 5 0 0 0 0 O O F F F F %?E5!>*@5391@CB Rental Office Hours %?>41H – A941H rr%Lrr(% cl8:7-28c Equal Housing Opportunity Employer & ProviderTHE PALMS r$1(<1H1A9E5.1D38D<1 THE PALMS r$1(<1H1A9E5.1D38D<1 nr +rrnn Farm Workers Welcomed H H E E L L P P W W A A N N T T E E D D C C O O N N T T R R O O L L R R O O O O M M O O P P E E R R A A T T O O R R $ $ 2 2 2 2 , 5 5 0 0 5 5 The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is taking ap plications for a Control Room Operator. You mustbe at least 19 years of age, have a high schooldiploma or equivalent, never been convicted ofa felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fin gerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts. Ap plications may be obtained and returned at theSheriff’s Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL,by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014. If otherarrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304ext. 211. EOE 8:14,21c H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y : : Beautiful Gated Country Home on 10 acres. 3 bed room, 3 bath plus extra large rooms. 3286 sq. ft. liv ing. 2 large wells. Fenced with horse barn and stalls.2.7 miles east of Wauchula. Reinforced concreteblock, metal roof, Pecky Cypress, large deck, manymore extras. Excellent condition. Only $279,000. CallMark @ 863-832-0401.800 acres +Gentlemen's Ranch. All new buildingswith 3 homes, barn, 8 horse stalls, and tack room.New fencing. Small lake with creek frontage. 370acres of Hermathia, 70 acres in Jiggs grasses. 65%+improved pastures. Good road access and could beused for farming. Also good hunting for deer, turkey,hogs and other wild game. H H i i g g h h l l a a n n d d s s C C o o u u n n t t y y : : 28.35 acres on Lake Grassy. 1116 ft. lake frontage.2388 ft. of frontage on Hwy 29. Mostly cleared andfenced. Beautiful rolling property. Asking $225,000.2.02 acres with three beautiful homes on LakeGrassy. 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 Onthe Corner of Payne Rd. and Lake Josephine Dr..Currently used for an exotic game ranch along withnative game. Exotic game can be purchased withsale of property. All property is high fenced. Veryhigh demand area for quality homes. Call me for in formation!Po o l l k k C C o o u u n n t t y y : : 211 +acres on Pool Branch Rd.. 50% improvedpasture currently used for cattle with small lake.Good fishing and hunting deer, turkey, wild hogsand other wildlife. Great recreational or get away,Priced to sell at $3,200 per acre. Owner says sell!Make an offer! R R O O E E R R T T I I E E S S F F O O R R S S A A L L E E Advantage Realty743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872 Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 863-386-1112 (A9E1C51>4?>6945>C91<$9BC9>7B1>4*1<5B-!*!+,*+w w w w w w . a a d d v v a a n n t t a a g g e e h h i i g g h h l l a a n n d d s s . c c o o m m%1A;$1=25AC)51%19>*CA55C1BCMF5<<=93A?n:5C9AA971C9?>rrrK13B6A?>CB(5135)9E5A9> 321A>F5<C@1BCDA5=1:5BC93<9E5?1;BF@<5>CH?6455ACDA;5Hrrr()!),K13B6A?>CB*)>51A(?@1B8A51C6?A8?=5B9C5?A17A93D549>4DBCA91 FHrrr)8?=5 1=<9>7A?E5?>rK13B@?<521A>B9>n7A?D>4@??<1>4 1369B8@?>4 $499,000 Jessica Prescott (941) 737-6502 )$+')**'!+*+) ',)* #&&0*&)*nr#)&'N&$n"**!()*'++nnr#-!&*&)*n%'&!)*nr-!)'0$nr .0*',+ ., ,$$ cl8:14c 8?=59>.1D38D<135BB1A51FB854B121A>6?AH?DABC?A175>554Brrr)$1;5"D>58?=52?1C4?3;K655C?6$1;5"D>56A?>C175rrr()!),)8?=5?> 1F1991>A9>.1D38D<1rrr?==5A391<54n9> B945.1D38D<19CH$9=9CBrrrK133?==5A391<C4A9E5nC8AD81Br6C6A?>C175?>&*2?D>4 FHrrr H HA A R R D D E E E EC CA A R RC CO O M M P P A A N N Y Y (Across From First National Bank) 773-6667 B B u u y y H H e e r r e e P P a a y y H H e e r r e e New InventoryStop By Today! cl8:14c NEW HOURS Monday –Thursday 10AM –7PM Friday –Saturday 10AM –7:30PM Closed On SundayBilly Hill Owner )'*'++)$+') 1<<9A53Cnnr %5=25A?6C85AH1>+51= )%/)$+0($,* 1032 BLUE JAY ROAD VILLAGE AT CHARLIE CREEK $39,900. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home with Hot Tub, Open Porch, Screened Porch AND Motor Home Slab With Power and Septic Hook-Up! No Park Fees! MLS#231034 1<<%5?A%?A5!>6?A=1C9?>'>+85B5 1A455?D>CH(A?@5AC95B cl8:14c Bill & Cyndee Bryan, Realtors809 US 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-381-4092 & 863-381-6574 RE/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUS RE/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAX RE/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MA RE/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUSL+E/MAXREALTYPLUS 2928 OAK HILL PARK $59,800. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home With Large 1 Car Carport and Open Patio! No Park Fees! Conventional Frame Construction! No Need To Evacuate During Storms! MLS#228100

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8B The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014The Classifieds GILLIARDFILLDIRTINC.Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs cl8:2tfc 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 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 Well maintained 2BR/2B 2003 CB home in Wauchula, metal roof, fireplace, privacy fenced yard. $117,500 Quaint two-story 4BR/2B home in Wauchula, workshop, fenced yard. $55,000 Former daycare site in the heart of Wauchula offers numerous upgrades, fenced yard. $113,000 This 2.76 ac parcel has 697 ft of frontage on SR 64, mature trees; ideal homesite. $29,900 TIP OF THE DAY: Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago. This is a great time to buy!JOHN FREEMAN Associate SANDY LARRISON, Broker (863) 832-0130 cell cl8:14c 30 Day WarrantyMotor & TransmissionNOINTEREST ORFINANCECHARGES3 37 75 5-4 44 44 41 1US HWY17 S BOWLINGGREEN Sandra Jimmy Hills Auto WorldB BU UY YH HE ER RE E! P PA A Y YH HE ER RE E! or cl3:13tfc Serving Central Florida For Over 20 YearsOwner Robert Spurlock FREE ESTIMATES $50 Off Any Job $500 or More Licensed & Insured CCC 1325523NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER cl3:13tfc 863-453-5565 LA M B E RTREALTY INC. Ken Lambert Broker NEW LISTING! 10 Acres including an active blueberry farm, 4,000-5,000 lbs. annual harvest! Excellent and desirable location. $135,000. Owner financing available. Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with metal roof home located in Bowling Green. $50,000 343.9 ACRE GROVE! Located in Lorida, FL; 61 ACRES VALENCIAS, deep well, large barn with concrete floor, 1.4 miles CSX Railroad frontage; remaining acreage pastureland. $2,500,000. Single wide M/H, 3B/2Bth, central A/C, fur nished. $45,000 STORAGE SHEDS 2 metal buildings; 20x14 and 59x24; easy access, close to downtown Wauchula. $35,000 PRICE REDUCED! EXCELLENT BUILDING LOCATION close to town, pond on property. $95,000 PERFECT EQUESTRIAN ESTATE! 118 Acres of pasture land, fenced and cross fenced; 5B/2Bth home, 2290 square ft., 6 stall barn, stor age sheds, hunting camp, ponds and scattering of huge oaks. $1,475,000 30 Acre Tract! Pasture and woods, secluded and fenced. $170,000 Lovely trees on this exclusive subdivision lot; un derground utilities and convenient location. $30,000 STRATEGICALLY LOCATED COMMER CIAL 3.19 Ac. Hwy. 17 across from Walmart; 4B/3Bth main house with caged, in ground pool and 2 apartments; ideal for small shopping center or multi-tenant park. $695,000 LOVELY HOME AND 20 ACRES situated on 20 acres of native Florida this property is a must see for quiet country living at its best! 3B/2.5Bth home built in 2002; 4899 square feet, amenities galore, in ground caged pool, one acre pond with dock. Call Colon to make an appointment. $980,000 INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! 20 Acres with 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. $425,000 COMMERCIAL 5.6+Acres, 746 feet highway frontage; spacious 4B/3Bth residence located on property. Call today to see. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE previously used as medical facility; 15,471 sq.ft., blk/brick, carpet and vinyl floors; easy access. 150+ Acres with approximately 1 mile of river frontage. $7,500 per acre Commercial building located downtown Wauchula, 840 sq. ft. $65,000 cl8:14c SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, BrokerDelois Johnson Associate 781-2360 Steve Johnson Associate 781-0518 Beverly Allen Associate 863-448-6610 Sue Birge Associate 781-3536 Colon Lambert Associate 781-1103 5-MINUTE DAILY RUN?! Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incor porate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.SENIORNEWSLINEby Matilda CharlesATTENTION SUBSCRIBERSIf you are moving or changing your address, please let our subscrip tion department know as soon as possible so your service will not be delayed. 863-773-3255 SHIELDS HANDYMAN SERVICES (863) 448-7888 or (863) 245-4551shieldshandyman@gmail.com www.facebook.com/shieldshandyman cl8:14cQuality Work at Resonable Rates Locally OwnedWilliam Shields Owner D/B/A You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell the vehicle described below As Is to the highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations. 2002 Olds 4Dr Id# 1G3NK52F12C198605 Contact Shannon for details at Wauchula State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL.8:14,21c MOVIES: PSYCHOLOGY: MUSIC: GEOGRAPHY: ANIMALS: MEDICINE: U.S. PRESIDENTS: CARS: GAMES: FOOD AND DRINK: ANSWERS TRIVIA TESTBy Fifi Rodriguez ANSWERS Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek cl8:14c CITY OF WAUCHULAAccepting applications for a WWTP/WTP Operator II position. Offers competitive wages, and an excellent benefits package. High School Diploma or GED equivalency is re quired. Must be in possession of valid Florida Driver Li cense. Must have knowledge of treatment plant operations, policies, procedures and methods. Class C Wastewater and Class C Water Operators Certificate re quired. Job description is available upon request. Apply at Wauchula Administrative Complex at 126 S 7th Ave., Wauchula. The City of Wauchula complies with EEO, ADAAA & Veterans Preference. The City of Wauchula is a Drug Free Workplace. Closing date August, 18th 2014 @5:00 pm. INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE, ELECTRIhttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863784-7132. EA/EO/VETERANS 8:14,21c TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN Application Deadline: 8/20/14. viewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. 8:14c Help Wanted

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B 8:14p Florida Crop Update Week Ending: August 10, 2014 High Temperatures, Scattered Rainfall Weather Summary: According to Florida’s Automated Weather Network (FAWN), rainfall ranged from no rain to 3.8inches this past week. Umatilla (Lake County) received the mostrain with 3.8 inches, followed by Lake Alfred (Polk County) with 3.42 inches. Per the U.S. Drought Monitor, Florida was 82 percentdrought free this past week. The highest temperature was 96 degreesat six locations in the State. The lowest temperature in the State was69 degrees at three locations in the State. Field Crops: There was an average of 6.4 days suitable for field work that was down slightly from 6.5 days the previous week. Haycontinued to be cut in the Panhandle, north, and central Florida asweather permitted. Army worms caused damage in hay, pastures,soybeans, and peanuts. Peanut pegging was behind the previous yearbut ahead of the 5-year average. Peanut condition was mostly goodfor the State. Corn and corn silage harvesting continued in the Pan handle, north, and central Florida. Citrus: Rainfall in the citrus producing area this past wee k was widespread and generally heavy. All stations received some precip itation. Eighteen stations received more than an inch and ten re ceived more than two inches. Umatilla (Lake County) received themost at 3.80 inches, followed by Lake Alfred (Polk County) with3.42 inches. Citra (Marion County) recorded the least with 0.06inches of precipitation recorded. Daytime high temperatures werewarm, reaching the low to mid 90s in all citrus producing counties.As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated Aug 5, 2014, the en tire citrus producing region in Florida remains drought free. Next season’s crop is progressing well. Growers and caretakers are applying summer oils, fertilizing, irrigating, and in some casesresetting new trees. Fruit and Vegetables: Bradford County farmers were harvest ing okra and southern peas (black-eyed, pink-eye, purple hull).Farmers in southwest Florida had a wet week, with scattered show ers most days. They continued preparing land for fall planting andbegan to lay plastic. Fruits and vegetables being planted in Miami-Dade County included okra, boniato; harvested included okra, bo niato, bitter melon, and malanga. Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the cattle and pasture con dition was mostly good. Pastures in the Panhandle suffered due todamage by army worms. Pastures throughout the State have receivedsignificant rain and were generally in good condition. In southwestFlorida, water levels were beginning to rise in ponds, wetlands, andstanding water was evident in low lying areas. The Squeezin’s By LeAnna Himrod Peace River Valley Citrus Growers COMBATING THE NEGATIVITY It is very disheartening to me to see how the main stream media portrays the Florida citrus industry to the everyday public. To the average person, it might seem as though Florida is no longer going to have a citrus industry. I can tell you, that while timesare tough right now, Florida will always have a citrus industry andhere is how I know why. Reason #1 is the passion of its people. Our growers are not going to let it dissipate. I interact with our citrus growers on a daily basisand I can assure you that they are not giving up. The majority ofthem are the ones spearheading the research and discovering man agement practices that are aiding in their production. PRVC GA’s membership remains at the highest it has ever been and our membersare as active on the issues as ever. Florida Citrus Mutual’s annual citrus conference hosted over 700 attendees, setting a new record of industry members in attendance.The people of our industry are not going anywhere and I am still afirm believer that a cure for citrus greening is going to come fromone of our growers, because our growers are some of the most in telligent people and they know better than anyone how to grow cit rus. While the industry might be different in the future, it is still going to be intact. Growing citrus has indeed become more difficult thesedays and it has truly turned into a farming operation. The days ofjust spraying a few times a year and turning the pumps on and offare gone. There is strong evidence that the future of our indus try might con sist of a large combination of growing and management techniques,such as the use of greening-tolerant rootstocks, psyllid control, anti-microbials, heat therapy, soil and water quality management, hedg ing and topping techniques, etc. Our growers will find a way tosuccessfully grow citrus in an era that is continuously plagued withpest and disease. Our industry not only counts on our growers to grow orange trees, but it involves making sure every family continues to put a cartonof Florida orange juice in their refrigerator. There has been quite abit of recent media coverage about negative health benefits fromdrinking orange juice and declining orange juice sales. The Florida Department of Citrus is working hard to combat these reports with their newly developed marketing and public relationscampaigns. “Florida Orange Juice: There’s Amazing Inside” and“The Amazing 6: Flavor, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folic Acid, Hes peridin, and No Sugar Added” will be used to promote Florida or ange juice sales in retail markets and through FDOC promotional events. Florida orange juice is not only a staple of our state, but itis part of our American culture. As Floridians, it is important thatdespite recent negativity, that we continue to believe in our growersand keep on drinking Florida orange juice! HOT FRUIT SALAD A few turns on the grill trans form fresh fruit into a sumptu ous finale.1/2 cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves,loosely packed, thinly sliced 1 medium pineapple, cutlengthwise into 6 wedges, withleaves attached 2 large bananas, each cut diag onally into thirds 3 medium plums, each cut inhalf 2 medium nectarines orpeaches, each cut into quar ters 1. In cup, stir together honey, lemon juice and 1 tablespoonmint leaves. 2. With tongs, place all fruit pieces on grill over mediumheat. Grill fruit 10 to 15 minutes,until browned and tender, turn ing fruit occasionally. Brushfruit with some honey mixtureduring last 3 minutes of cook ing. 3. To serve, arrange grilled fruit on large platter; drizzlewith any remaining honey mix ture. Sprinkle grilled fruit withremaining mint. Serves 6. J027B4AE8=61>DCr calories, 1g total fat (0g satu rated), 0mg cholesterol, 5mgsodium, 55g total carbs, 0g di etary fiber, 2g protein.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping PEACH-STRAWBERRY PUDDING SNACKS Who needs candy bars when something this refreshing iswaiting in the fridge?!1 (4-serving) package Jell-Osugar-free strawberry gelatin1 1/2 cups boiling water3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt1 cup (2 medium) peeled anddiced fresh peaches In a medium bowl, combine dry gelatin and boiling water.Add yogurt. Mix well using awire whisk. Evenly divide dicedpeaches into 4 dessert dishes.Spoon gelatin mixture evenlyover peaches. Refrigerate untilset, about 2 hours. Makes 4 serv ings. J027B4AE8=64@D0;B calories, 0g fat, 3g protein, 8gcarb., 39mg sodium, 1g Fiber;Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges 2014’s Best & Worst For Fun As summer increases public use of parks, it points out how much natural and/or recreational spaces contribute to better communitycohesion, property values and public health. Consequently, WalletHub, the personal finance social media net work, took an in-depth look at 2014's Best & Worst Cities for Recre ation. Three of the best are in Florida.WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports andculture. It used 24 key metrics to explore a number of factors —from the cost of movie tickets and parkland acreage to the afford ability of food prices and spending on parks per resident — that con tribute to the overall quality of each city’s offerings. Best Cities For Recreation Worst Cities For Recreation 1 Cincinnati, Ohio 91 Irving, Texas 2 Orlando, Fla.92 Fresno, Calif.3 Omaha, Neb. 93 San Antonio, Texas 4 Minneapolis, Minn. 94 Houston, Texas 5 Tampa, Fla.95 Jersey City, N.J.6 St. Petersburg, Fla.96 Charlotte, N.C.7 St. Louis, Mo.97 Fremont, Calif.8 Boise, Idaho 98 Chula Vista, Calif. 9 Buffalo, N.Y. 99 Laredo, Texas 10 Sacramento, Calif.100 Newark, N.J. Key Stats J%038B>=.8Bn70BC8<4B<>A4?0A:?;0H6A>D=3B per capita than Laredo, Texas. J+74?4A24=C064>5?>?D;0C8>=F8C7F0;:01;4?0A:0224BB is 3.6 times higher in San Francisco than in Charlotte, N.C. J 80;407;070BC8<4B;4BB?0A:;0=30B0?4A24=C064>5C74 city area) than Anchorage, Alaska. J.0B78=6C>=nnB?4=3BC8<4B<>A4>=?0A:B per capita than Detroit. J=0748<0;85n70BC8<4B<>A42>5544B7>?B per capita than Laredo, Texas. J*2>CCB30;4A8In70BrC8<4B<>A4A40CCA02C8>=B per capita than Chesapeake, Va. J>F;8=68BnC8<4B2740?4A8=D550;>&n/n than in New York City.

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10B The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 Pages From The Past From The Herald-AdvocateOf Thursday, Aug. 15, 1968 Front-Page Headlines: County Hospital Ready In 1969, Chairman Says School Officials Seek To Buy City Land For Road Hardee School Board Fills About 50 Positions Third Rabid Coon Found In Hardee DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past eight months, I havehad a twitch in the inside of myright ear. I can hear it twitch ing, and I can feel it. It seemsto get worse when I talk on thephone (it's my phone ear), butsometimes I wake up with ittwitching. It feels like when your eye twitches, only it's inside myear. I could liken the move ment to a snapping of fingers.It's more a vibration than acrunch. I do hear a soundwhen it happens, similar towhen you get water pluggingup your ear. So it plugs/un plugs with each twitch. I have gone to my general practitioner for help. He re ferred me to an ear specialist.They did a hearing test, whichI passed with flying colors.Other than that, they didn'thave any solution to my prob lem. It is very bothersome andseems to be getting worse. Ithink it may be stress-related,but I don't know what to do tomake it stop. Can you helpme? —P.C. ANSWER: This sounds like a spasm of one of the muscles thatcontrol the tension of theeardrum, the tensor tympani andstapedius muscles. These mus cles protect our ears, to some ex tent, from loud noises. Just like you can have a spasm or twitchin your eye muscles — or indeedany muscle — these musclescause a unique sound sensationin the ear when they repeatedlytwitch with high frequency. Theplugging/unplugging sensation islikely the Eustachian tube, whichcontrols the pressure in the ear,opening and closing. The bad news is that I don't know of anything to make itstop. The good news is that itwon't affect your hearing. Veryrarely, it can be a sign of a nerveor muscle disease, but it is likelya normal phenomenon that manypeople have but few notice andarticulate it as well as you have. DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother, 88 years old, recentlyswitched her medicine for hy pertension from timed release,which she has been taking for10 years, to one that is nottimed release, because thetimed release was too expen sive. I'm worried. Has shecompromised her health bydoing this? Her cardiologistgave her the go-ahead. — J.R. ANSWER: In my opinion, timed-release versions for highblood pressure are preferable tonon-timed-release because thelevel of the medication in theblood can go up and down to a greater degree with the regular-release formulation. However, itdoes depend on the medication,and her cardiologist knows morethan I do about her particular sit uation. DEAR DR. ROACH: Be cause of my knee replacement,I am recommended to havefour amoxicillin 500-mg tabletsbefore a dental procedure. Iam concerned about taking2,000 mg every time. Is it toomuch? —C.C.H. ANSWER: Amoxicillin is a very safe medication, and a sin gle dose of 2,000 mg is standardfor people who require treatmentto prevent infection. The majorconcern is allergy, so anyonewith a documented history of re action to penicillin-like drugsshould get an alternate medica tion.Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual letters,but will incorporate them in thecolumn whenever possible.Readers may email questions toToYourGoodHealth@med.cor nell.edu. To view and orderhealth pamphlets, visit www.rb mamall.com, or write to P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. To Your PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Bowling Green will open the qualifying period for two Comm ission Seats. On August 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and closing August 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for the September 30, 2014 election. Qualifying fee is $10.00 plus a $30.00 elec tion assessment fee. Candidates may qualify at City Hall, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Gree n, Florida during normal business hours.Pamela NorthupCity Clerk 8:14c 8:14 8:7tfc SERVING HARDEE COUNTY 5 YEARS Screen Repair and Pressure Washing #&(!%##&% #&(!%+)##&%) #&(!%+!####&%)nr .+(!*!!(##&% .&&# $!##!,(.&$'#*&,(&+%&&#") .&$'#*!%&&,(&+%&&#+''#!)

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11B If you hunt in Zone D, this year there are several majorchanges to fall hunting regula tions that you need to knowabout. And, if your hunting spotwas in the northern portion ofZone A, you might be hunting inZone C now. If you hunt in southern Mana tee County, Sarasota County,southwest DeSoto County, westCharlotte County, southeastOkeechobee County, south St.Lucie County, Martin County ornorth Palm Beach County, younow have later fall hunting sea son dates than what you’re usedto, because the boundary line be tween the two zones has beenadjusted. The boundary line used to be State Road 70, but hunters hadnoted, and recent biological sur veys have confirmed, that deerliving in the above-mentionedareas have a breeding period thatoccurs later than that of most ofthe deer in Zone A. These deeractually have a breeding periodmore in line with deer living inZone C. It is because of this that a number of local hunters askedthe Florida Fish & Wildlife Con servation Commission to movethe boundary line, so that all orparts of these counties would in stead be included in Zone C,which has the later hunting sea son dates that better align withwhen the rut occurs in theseareas. The new boundary line be tween hunting zones A and C be gins at the Gulf of Mexico andruns northeast through CharlotteHarbor and up the Peace Riveruntil it intersects with SR 70.The line then follows SR 70,running east until it meets U.S.441 north of Lake Okeechobee.It then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around theeastern shore of Lake Okee chobee. The line then turns offU.S. 441 and onto SR 80 andruns just a few miles beforeturning east and followingCounty Road 880, running just afew miles before joining back upwith U.S. 98/441/SR 80/South ern Boulevard until it reachesthe Atlantic Ocean. This new line separating hunt ing zones A and C affects onlythe fall hunting seasons.Spring turkey season dates re main unaffected and will con tinue as they have been. In otherwords, spring turkey seasonsouth of SR 70 will continue toopen the first Saturday inMarch, while north of SR 70 inthe rest of the state, the seasonwill continue to open the thirdSaturday of March. The daily bag limit for turkeys during the spring and fall hunt ing seasons has been increasedto two on private lands. How ever, you may still take only oneturkey per day on wildlife man agement areas, and in HolmesCounty, the daily and seasonlimits remain one turkey duringthe spring, with no fall season.In the rest of the state, the falland spring season bag limitshave not changed and are stilltwo. If you hunt in the Panhandle in Zone D, that zone has nowbeen divided into two deer man agement units, each with its ownunique set of antler regulationsand antlerless deer harvest days. This new change is part of a larger, statewide project aimedat managing deer on a morelocal level and providinghunters, landowners and otherstakeholders a greater say indeer management. As a result of this outreach process and ideas provided, theFWC passed rules for both pub lic and private lands in both ofthe newly created Deer Manage ment Units in Zone D, with In terstate 10 being the dividingline between the two DMUs.North of I-10 is DMU-D2, andsouth of I-10 isDMU-D1. The new regulationsrequire thatbucks har vested north of I-10 in DMU-D2must have antlers with at leastthree points on one side or havean antler with a main beamlength of at least 10 inches. South of I-10 in DMU-D1, the minimum antler requirement isnow two points on one side. Theantler regulations in each DMUare intended to protect most 1-1/2-year-old bucks from beingshot, while allowing the harvestof most 2-1/2-year-old and olderbucks. Since antler developmentis different within the units, dif ferent antler regulations wereneeded to accomplish this goal. However, youth (15 and younger) are exempt from thesenew antler requirements in bothDMUs, and they may continueto harvest bucks that have anantler that is at least five incheslong. This was important tohunters who indicated theywanted to encourage youth tohunt. These new antler regula tions and youth exemption applyto both private lands andwildlife management areaswithin Zone D. There are also changes to the antlerless deer season (“doedays”) on private lands withinZone D. In DMU-D2 (north of I-10), antlerless deer season is now eight days distributed acrossfour weekends. These weekendsare the Saturday-Sunday afterThanksgiving, the first weekendof muzzleloading gun season,the third weekend of general gunseason and the weekend afterChristmas. In DMU-D1 (south of I-10), theantlerless sea son is nowfour days con sisting of two popular holiday weekends – theweekend after Thanksgiving andthe one after Christmas. The purpose of modifying the antlerless deer season is tospread out the hunting opportu nity, so that more hunters couldparticipate without reducingdeer populations. There are differences in the current deer density between thetwo DMUs, and that is whythere are fewer days to takeantlerless deer south of I-10.These changes will be moni tored to measure any impactsthey may have on the deer har vest and hunter satisfactionwithin each DMU. The FWC’s Deer Management Program has been workingwith the public in zones A, Band C to get preferences forDMUs within these huntingzones. Be on the lookout forproposals as a result, and youmay keep up with any proposedchanges at MyFWC.com/Deer.Tony Young is the media rela tions coordinator for the FWC’sDivision of Hunting and GameManagement. You can reach himwith questions about hunting atTony.Young@MyFWC.-com. Hunting Zones Change This Fall DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My border collie mix, "Rex,"was difficult to housetrainwhen he was a puppy, butthings smoothed out for sev eral years. Now suddenly he'spooping all over the houseagain. I scold him, he looksashamed and whines, but thenit happens again. How do a re train an old, stubborn dog? —Clark in Kansas City DEAR CLARK: Take Rex straight to the vet. When an adultdog that had no issues withhousetraining for several yearssuddenly develops issues, it's nota problem of stubbornness.Something else is going on. Incontinence is a somewhat common problem in senior dogs,as they develop various physicalproblems with bladder, kidneysor muscles. In adult dogs thathaven't reached their expectedsenior age, eliminating in thehouse can signal an infection orother disease. In both cases, petsneed to be evaluated by a veteri narian. Working out an appropriate treatment may take additionaltesting and, depending on Rex'sdiagnosis, a bit of time to workout the right medications to give,if any. You'll also need to accom modate his problem, hopefullyon a temporary basis, by settingup disposable pee pads appropri ate to his size in each room hefrequents. A side anecdote: When my mother's aging German shepherdbecame incontinent, she rolledout spare carpet strips whereverhe walked or rested. These shecould clean or dispose of whenhe had an accident. Train Rex to use the pads sim ilar to his original housetrainingoutdoors. It's important to keep up his routine as much as possible:Take him for his walks at thesame time as usual and feed himat the same time (unless other wise directed by the vet).Send your questions or com ments to ask@pawscorner.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Paw s Corner By Sam Mazzotta VOTING IS A PRIVILEDGE AND A RESPONSIBILITY Be An Informed Voter – And Vote Sue Birge Dan Graham Judy Wilson Grady Johnson For County Commission District 2For School Board District 1For School Board District 4 For School Board District 4 For School Board District 1 For County Commission District 2 For County Commission District 2 For County Commission District 4 For County Commission District 4 For City of Wauchula Seat 6 For City of Wauchula Seat 6 John Freeman Sherri Albritton 8:14,21p In the August 26, 2014 Primary Election Paul Samuels Andrew Smith Eugenia Larsen Jan Platt Chet Huddleston, Chairman 781-1514Pol. adv. paid for and approved by HC Rep. Party Russell Melendy The Hardee County Republican Party Supports These Local Candidates Top 10 Pop Singles This Week Last Week 1. MAGIC! No. 1 "Rude"2. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX No. 2 "Fancy" 3. Sam Smith No. 3 "Stay With Me" 4. Nico & Vinz No. 5 "Am I Wrong?" 5. Ariana Grande feat. 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12B The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 By ALONZO HERNANDEZSpecial To The Herald-Advocate Q: What is your full name?A: Vincent Roger Simonetti. Q: When were you born?A: January 27, 1929.Q: Where were you born?A: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Q: What was your first car?A: A 1934 Ford two-door sedan.Q: How did you get around town?A: In a streetcar, that is like a train.Q: Were there any electronics as you were growing up, and what werethey? A: A cash register and a radio.Q: Where did you live as a child?A: In a single-family home in Minneapolis. Q: Was your family wealthy?A: No, it was a middle-class family.Q: Where did you learn how to drive and at what age did you learn? A: His father taught him at the age of 15. Q: Were you ever bullied at school?A: He never was bullied at school.Q: At what age did you get your license? A: At the age of 15.Q: Did you go to college, and what college did you attend? A: Yes, and he went to St. Thomas H E R ODE A S TREETCAR T O G ET A ROUND T OWN College. Q: What was your first job and how much did you get paid? A: General labor at the University of Minnesota, and he got paid 60 cents anhour. Q: Did you like going to school and why or why not? A: Yes, he had a great time and had lots of friends. Q: What career job did you have?A: He had an ad-ministrativeposition ata nationalcompany.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 For 25-year-old singer-song writer Tori Harris, attending aBaptist university was the bestthing that ever happened to herCatholic faith. Though Harris grew up at tending Catholic schools andseeing her parents as models ofthe faith, she acknowledged dur ing a recent interview that col lege forced her to confront therationality of her belief in God.She found that the worldviewpresented by Christianity in gen eral — and Catholicism in par ticular — seemed the mosttruthful and consistent. Harris recalled, “Going into a Baptist environment, there’ssuch a historical conflict andfriction between the two faithidentities. It was a time in mylife where I was being asked re ally hard questions, and had totake ownership and step up. “And it was a boon to my friends, too. The discussions thatwe had were really fruitful,though we don’t all agree theo logically on which expression ofChristianity that we identifywith. My closest friends areSouthern Baptists, so there’sdefinitely disagreement there.But at the same time, we’venever had more respect for eachother. And there’s a great loveand devotion on both sides forthe pursuit of truth.” Harris has chosen to pursue and share that truth through amusic career that takes heraround the country to speak andperform at LifeTeen camps, parish conferences and colleges.Her latest album, “SweetDolor,” is now reaching audi ences with messages of faith,hope and healing. Though the words “sweet” and“dolor”(transla tion: suf fering)mayseem in compatible at first, Harris notedthat they’ve been vital to herown growth as a person and anartist. By facing her fears andcarrying her cross, she’s learnedto trust God with everything,which can make the sufferingshe experiences on the road totransformation seem “redemp tive and sweet.” Still, there were certain expe riences in which it was a strug gle to find anything redemptive:specifically, the death of herfriend, Melanie, due to cancer.After Harris received the devas tating news, she cried out toGod, demanding consolation.The results made their way intoher song “Fields of Gold.” Harris said, “The image that I got, that consoled my heart, wasChrist in the Eucharist, Christ atHis throne in Heaven — thisknowledge that wherever Christis in the Eucharist, so are all theSeraphim that surround thethrone, so are all the angels inHeaven, and so are all the saintsof the past and the present —meaning, so was my friend Melanie. “So in this song, ‘Fields of Gold,’ I’m talking about being atMass, closing my eyes in prayer,and knowing in a spiritual sense, that there weare, in theBook of Rev elation.We’re danc ing in thisfield of bar ley, we’re feasting on the hiddenmanna which is the Eucharist.We’re around the throne of God.The song is talking about how,even in death, we’re still notseparated from those that welove because Heaven does exist.It’s something that we … canexperience in the Mass,” shesaid. The song “King of Kings” builds on that idea because itwas inspired by the part of theMass where everyone sings“Holy, Holy, Holy.” Harris ex plained, “That’s what Scripturesays the angels are singingaround the throne of Heaven. Sothat’s the point where, everytime I’m at Mass, I feel mostunited to the communion ofsaints.” Winning souls for that com munion of saints, especiallyamong teens, remains a goal thatHarris seeks to accomplishthrough her music. For a free copy of “PracticingPatience,” write: The Chris-to phers, 5 Hanover Square, NewYork, NY 10004; or e-mail:mail@christophers.org. On Being Catholic At A Baptist University … ATTENTION ALL POLITICAL CANDIDATES A friendly reminder from the City of Wauchula allcampaign signs are limited to six (6) square feet insize and must be placed on private property.Please make sure that your signs are not locatedwithin any city right-of-way. Signs placed in theright-of-way are subject to removal. All politcalsigns must be removed within ten (10) workingdays after the election or referendum to which thesign relates is over. Any questions you can refer to www.cityofwauchula.com Land Use Development Code, Article 4.04.05 Section (D) 8:14c 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 Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republ ican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two R R e e l l e e c c t t : : S S u u e e B B i i r r g g e e A#!!! !!A!" &"!A !"$#!A$&#"&$$"A"$!# # $" A A b b o o u u t t m m e e : : !;+8++4/8-+ '/9+*/4'9:8/):.8/9:/'4environment with a family of nine, (parents +99+'4*/2*8+*8++4='9:';-.:+'82?/4life the importance of a good work ethic. 85=/4-;6/4'2'8-+,'3/2?3'1+9?5;a survivor. 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C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, August 14, 2014 PAGE ONE By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate There’s just a couple of weeks left in the regular season for the2014 Men’s Community Soft ball League. Teams were able to get games in last week despite the after noon and evening showers. Lit tle has changed in the standings.Mosaic continues undefeated at11-0 and Gilliard Fill Dirt is in astrong second place with a 10-1record. Behind them are III Ranches, R&G Labs/New Era, PeaceRiver Electric Cooperative Inc.(PRECo), Barbaro Calves Draft ing, Bayside Community,Hardee Motor Co. and the Dis ciples. In the 6:45 game on Field 4 last Tuesday, Mosaic downedHardee Motor 23-8. Jason Johnson paced Mosaic with four trips to home plate.Austin Helms, Michael Carteand Jerry Albritton joined inwith three runs apiece. DominicAllen, Will and Silverio Gambohad twin tallies for HardeeMotor, with Jose Lucho andMike Davila adding solo scores. In the Field 4 game at 8:15, III Ranches won 16-6 over Bay side. Kyle Cobb, Seth McGee, Jake Bolin, Chris Johnson and KalebSaunders had dual scores andFred Hodges, Lincoln Saunders,Will Tyson, Mark McGee,Bobby Caraway and Tyler Alder added solo tallies for IIIRanches.Willie Gilliard, Dalton,Travis Simpson, Sam Rivera,Daniel Garcia and JermaineKing scored for Bayside. Meanwhile, on Field 3, Gilliard and Barbaro werelocked in a battle in the earlygame, with Gilliard coming outon top 22-18. Brent Gilliard topped his team with four trips around the basepaths. Maria Tamayo, RubenRivas, Tim Murphy and L.P.each added three scores. EliasRivera had the heavy bat forBarbaro with five hits and fivetrips to home plate. Ricky Wig gins and Roy Rodriguez eachadded three runs. In the Field 3 nightcap, PRECo nipped R&G/New Era10-8. Kyle Long circled the bases three times for PRECo. Leadoffbatter Brian Alexy added tworuns. Yogi Mendoza and KodyPorter each had twin tallies forR&G, with Brandon Holton,Mikey Retana, Vally Vasales andColton Mills adding a runapiece. Last Thursday, Barbaro out lasted Hardee Motor 26-25 inthe opening game on Field 3. Rivera and Rodriguez were each four-score batters for Bar baro. Brandon Franks and Wig gins added three scores apiece.Gambo, Lalo, Will, Allen,Lucho and Lee Criswell were allthree-hit batters for Hardee Motor. In the Field 3 late game, III Ranches won 35-19 overPRECo. Alden and Caraway were five-hit batters for III Ranches.Hodges had four trips to homeplate. Jamie Holcomb and Longled PRECo with a trio of talliesapiece while Brian Alexy, VentCrawford, Brian Pohl and VanCrawford chipped in with twoapiece. Over on Field 4, Gilliard won the 6:45 game over Bayside 25-11. Lamar Gilliard paced his team with five scores, while JessieRivera had four runs and CodyGullatt, Brent Gilliard and BrekMcClenithan each added threemore. Jesus Rodriguez and Dal ton each had three runs for Bay side, with Andrew Hinojosa,Travis Simpson, EmmanuelRivera, Greg Juarez and Jeremyadding a run each. In the 8:15 game on field 4, R&G/New Era won 17-10 overthe Disciples. Jeremy Mendoza, Josh Rick ett, Yogi Mendoza, Will, HowieMatthews and Matt Grugle eachcrossed home plate twice forR&G, while Porter, Holten, Re tana, Valsales and Mills addedsolo scores. For the Disciples, itwas Rich Taylor, Eli Herrera andRicky with twin tallies andAaron Briones, Keith Simpson,Michael Dixon and Brandonwith solo scores. Men’s Softball Continues Play By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate As the season winds down, the 2014 Women’s Church Soft ball League is ready to start itssingle-elimination post-seasontourney. Although it didn’t play last week, Reality Ranch has domi nated play all season and is stillundefeated. New Hope Baptist, which had been in second place, split itsgames last week and is at 4-2,along with Wauchula FirstMethodist, which was also idlelast week. Behind the top quartet are San Alfonso Chapel, First ChristianChurch and Florida First Assem bly. New Hope was in a doubleheader last week. In the openinggame last Tuesday night, NewHope lost to San Alfonso 24-4. San Alfonso opened with five runs and added 10 more in thethird inning, three in the fourthand a final half dozen in the fifthinning. Kourtney Hen-dersonhad the heavy stick with fourhits and four runs. Lori Hender son added three runs. For New Hope, it was Taylor Storey with a first-inning tallyand Tammy Norris, Kaylee Bar beree and Kim Benavidez withruns in the fourth inning. New Hope bounced back to win the Tuesday nightcap 26-6over First Assembly. Leadoff batter Joy Gilliard circled the bases four times forNew Hope. Melanie Hender-son, Morgan Norris, KrystinChapman and Kaylee Barbereeeach chipped in with triple tal lies. Senida Garcia and Brooke each crossed home plate trice forFirst Assembly, with AprilLozano and Caylah Cokeradding a run apiece. The only game last Thursday night was a barn-burner mara-thon, with First Christian cav-or ting past First Assembly 46-38. Amber Franks, Penny McGuire and Brooke Tyson eachput a half dozen runs on theboard for First Christian. SarahLeimeister and Selle Benavidezadded five runs apiece. First Assembly countered with five runs by Ally Simpsonand four apiece by RachelCoker, Lozano, Melinda Nick-erson, Gemi Saunders and Gar cia. 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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 8)5/-!:8--:A Sunday Service .................... 12:00 p.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH r%8)7-!:8--: Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .................... 8:00 a.m. Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd4:00 p.m. Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ...... 6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE %! n;868)<-5;-Anr Morning Worship ................ 10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday .......... 6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD %-9:86=)8,!:8--:An Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday............................ 7:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH n)34-::6!:8--: Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday...................... 5:00 p.m. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN %! M )15%-9:-5:8)3 Sunday AM Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting ............ 7:00 p.m. FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD =?An Sunday School .. .................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:40 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service .............. 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 6=315/8--5 n=?Ann S UNDAY : Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. % EDNESDAY : Discipleship Training Youth & Adult .................. 6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 3-5th grade) .. 6:30 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 0;8+0!:8--:An Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study .................. 6:00 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH rn)7:19:0;8+0 6), Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper .............. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday B ible Study ........ 7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH )34-::6!:8--:An Church School ...................... 9:30 a.m. Morning Service ............ ...... 11:00 a.m. Evening Service .................... 7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ...... 7:00 p.m. Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. .. 6:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION n0-9:-8<-5;-Ar Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........ 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO n1>1)5)!:8--:An Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m. Martes Estudio Biblico .......... 7:00 p.m. Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .... 7:00 p.m. Jueves De Predicacion .......... 7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 86=)8,!:8--:An Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m "!"!"# :19/)0 ,n Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Disciples Training .................. 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time ........ 7:00 p.m. %! r!)33?3<,Arnrr Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Bread of Life .......... 12:15 p.m. 2nd Sunday Communion .... 11:00 a.m. PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA ;88)? 6),Ann Domingos Escuela Dom. ...... 9:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion .......... 11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion ........ 5:00 p.m. Miercoles Servico .................. 6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH n#!=?An Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning .. 6:30 p.m. !"# n%8)5/-!:8--: Sunday Church School .......... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER r)15!:8--: Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. .................. 7:00 p.m. Kidz Club. .............................. 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS ),/-8667Arr Martes: Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m. Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica ...... 7:00 p.m. Domingo: Servicio .............. 10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH rr-?9:65-<-A14-9:65rnn Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. %("!"# !1,5-? 6*-8:9 6), n Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. 6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH -)8)5-Ar Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ... ............. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH n13?0;8+0 ,An Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids ................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 769:631+ 6),An Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Englishg Service .................. 11:30 a.m. General Worship Service ...... 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS n )15-?3<,Ar ===*)?91,-+644;51:?68/ Sunday Services .................... 9:15 a.m. ........................................ & 11:15 a.m. Fusion (6th 8th grade) ........................ .................... Duing all Sunday Services Wednesday Epic (9th 12th grade) ...... .............................................. 6:30 p.m. "%! Celebration Service .............. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group ..... ............. 7:00 p.m. Youth Cell Group .................. 7:00 p.m. Children’s Cell Group .......... 7:00 p.m. Call for locations FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH rrn!:):6),)9:A Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wesnesday Children’s Ministry ............ .............................................. 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship .............. 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST %133;26), Sunday Morning Worship ...... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Class .............. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ...... 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Class ........ 7:00 p.m. Men’s Leadership & Training Class 2nd Sunday of Month ............ 4:00 p.m. # !#! !" "" '!"! )5+0-? ,An Sacrament Meeting ................ 9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m. Priesthood............................ 11:00 a.m. ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY r)8:15;:0-815/-5,156),Ar Sunday School .................. .. 10:00 a.m. Worship................................ 11:00 a.m. Evening.................................. 1:00 p.m. Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m. %! !;59-:81<-Arnrr M-F Family Services ............ 8:00 a.m. Friday Bread of Life ............ 11:15 a.m. % % ONA %## %## %## Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL — Weekly Services — Printed as a Public Service byT nWaar nDeadline: Ta NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER6 !"#$%Chur c&'()')'* + %$ c&'()') 6Morning Worship ................ 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church ................ 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............ 7:00 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship .................. 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship .................. 7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA' 5 )) -Avenue East Escuela Dominical .............. 10:00 a.m. Servicio del Domingo .......... 11:00 a.m. .............................................. 7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles .......... 7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCHP + ."" Park 2nd Sunday .......................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP2 ( 5/20 + "!"$!-i Z i 1,+ 3 !. 47 66 ) 6 &(c) 5 ( 5 'c)Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m. STPAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH& 6 c 6 8 47 5 c ( c&'(9 6 & 6Sunday School . ................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..................... 11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service .............. 7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 S */552/5:8,(4,>n Domingo, Misa en Espano .. 10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSIONc&'()9 2 'Escuela Dominica . ........ 10:00 a.m. Servicio................................ 11:00 a.m. Pioneer Club .......................... 6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche ............ 7:00 p.m. Mierecoles Merienda ............ 6:00 p.m. Servicio.................................. 8:00 p.m. Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........ 5:00 p.m. Come Worship With Us 2C T nrAugust 14, 2014 Hardee County’s Hometown CoveragernQuality printing services at competitive prices! 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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C HancheysCarpet Est. 1968 We stand behind our merchandise 100%! We are still Hardee Countys #1Beware of Deals that sound too good . If it sounds too good to be true . it probably is!! WE INSTALL WHAT WE SELLFull-timecarpet, vinyl and wood flooring center!Need Samples?orVisit our showroom at 1185 Hwy. 64W, Zolfo Springs8:14c 863-781-4027Jimmy HancheyWe Carry: Carpet: Mohawk & Beaulieu All Makes of Vinyl Plank Flooring Roll Vinyl All Brands of Wood Flooring . all at GREAT Reduced Prices! 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 PricesFootball $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 z z a a n n n n e e S S t t a a g g g g a a t t 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 7 7 3 3 3 3 1 1 8 8 1 1 e e x x . 2 2 7 7 4 4 o o r r 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 8 8 1 1 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 o o r r sstagg@hardee.k12.fl.us Ticket Pick-Up Times and LocationsHardee 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 ElectGarry McWhorterforSCHOOL BOARD DIST. 4 Together We Can Make A Difference 8:14pPol. adv. paid for and approved by Garry McWhorter for School Board District 4 Stop by and see why so many from Hardee County buy from me. Gene DavisSales Manager 1031 U.S. Highway 17 N. Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 781-1947 www. 8:14c 8/14/2014Sun 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% per cent 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 PM-11:59 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -48/15/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:58 AM Set: 8:05 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 07 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:42 PM Set: 12:06 PM Overhead: 5:31 AM Underfoot: 5:57 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 69% per cent waning 69% Waning Gibbous Major Times 5:31 AM 7:31 AM 5:57 PM 7:57 PM Minor Times 12:06 PM 1:06 PM 11:42 PM-12:42 AM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 8/16/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:58 AM Set: 8:04 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 06 mins. Moon Data Rise: --:-Set: 1:05 PM Overhead: 6:23 AM Underfoot: 6:48 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 59% per cent waning 59% Waning Gibbous Major Times 6:23 AM 8:23 AM 6:48 PM 8:48 PM Minor Times --:---:-1:05 PM 2:05 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -48/17/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:59 AM Set: 8:03 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 04 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:26 AM Set: 2:02 PM Overhead: 7:14 AM Underfoot: 7:39 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 50% per cent last 50% Last Quarter Major Times 7:14 AM 9:14 AM 7:39 PM 9:39 PM Minor Times 12:26 AM -1:26 AM 2:02 PM 3:02 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 8/18/2014Sun Data Rise: 6:59 AM Set: 8:02 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 03 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:12 AM Set: 2:56 PM Overhead: 8:04 AM Underfoot: 8:29 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 38% per cent waning 38% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:04 AM 10:04 AM 8:29 PM 10:29 PM Minor Times 1:12 AM 2:12 AM 2:56 PM 3:56 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -48/19/2014Sun Data Rise: 7:00 AM Set: 8:01 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 01 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:59 AM Set: 3:47 PM Overhead: 8:54 AM Underfoot: 9:19 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 29% per cent waning 29% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:54 AM -10:54 AM 9:19 PM 11:19 PM Minor Times 1:59 AM 2:59 AM 3:47 PM 4:47 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 8/20/2014Sun Data Rise: 7:00 AM Set: 8:00 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 00 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:48 AM Set: 4:34 PM Overhead: 9:43 AM Underfoot:10:07 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 21% percent waning 21% Waning Crescent Major Times 9:43 AM 11:43 AM 10:07 PM-12:07 AM Minor Times 2:48 AM 3:48 AM 4:34 PM 5:34 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -48/21/2014Sun Data Rise: 7:01 AM Set: 7:59 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 58 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:39 AM Set: 5:19 PM Overhead: 10:31 AM Underfoot:10:54 PM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 13% percent waning 13% Waning Crescent Major Times 10:31 AM-12:31 PM 10:54 PM-12:54 AM Minor Times 3:39 AM 4:39 AM 5:19 PM 6:19 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar Forecast The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting a Gulf of Mexico red snapper workshop Aug. 11 in St. Petersburg for recreational stakeholders. The purpose is to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper. The workshop will also explore po tential future approaches to managing this fishery in an ef fort to ensure optimal access for Floridas resident and visiting anglers. Anglers who would like to share their ideas and help im prove management are encour aged to attend. The meeting is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, third-floor conference room, 100 Eighth Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg. Red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida are managed by the FWC in state waters (from shore to nine nautical miles) and by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council in federal waters (be-yond nine nautical miles). These snapper are largely har vested in federal waters, but also occur and are harvested recre ationally in state waters off Northwest Florida. Because of management constraints, the federal season has consistently been shortened for several years in a row, even though the recreational quota, or total poundage of fish that could be caught by anglers, has in creased and the red snapper pop ulation has improved. This years federal season was the shortest yet, at nine days. Floridas state season was 52 days. The FWC is seeking input from recreational anglers about how to better manage recre ational harvest of this species at the state and federal level while continuing to rebuild the fishery. Several management options are being considered. Options include sector separation, which entails dividing the federal recreational red snapper quota into separate private-angler and for-hire quotas; an individual fishing quota program for feder ally permitted charter and head boats, similar to the existing pro gram for commercial vessels, which allots a specific portion of fish to individual vessels; and regional management, in which the recreational fishery in fed eral waters could be managed on a state-by-state basis. These workshops offer members of the public an opportunity to share their expectations for the red snapper fishery and their ideas on potential management options for state and federal waters. Call (850) 487-0554 or e-mail Marine@MyFWC.com for more information. FWC Hosts Public Workshop On Snapper Peace Rivers Explorations is combining work on a visitors guide and planning for an Aug. 28 Open House. Jessica Prescott, executive director for PRE, which is located at the historic Wauchula Train Depot, announced late last week that the tourism group has re ceived a grant, will be kicking off new hours of operation and is busy with much more plan ning. The Train Depot houses an art gallery, gift shop and visitor information center operated by PRE and volunteers. PRE seeks to promote Hardee County and the Peace River through education, advertising and events. The open-house event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 will feature an old-fashioned soda shot theme, complete with free handmake shakes and malts served from the vintage Bee-sons Drug Store counter that is on display at the Depot. VISIT Florida, the states of ficial source for travel planning, has awarded a 2 cultural, her itage, rural and nature marketing grant to PRE for the 2014-15 fis cal year which began July 1. We were pleased that VISIT Florida selected us from among a large number of grant appli cants during their most competitive grant cycle to date, said Prescott. The purpose of these grants is to help non-profit entities and local governments stretch their tourism marketing dollars in an effort to expand cultural, her itage, rural and nature tourism activities in Florida, said Will Seccombe, president and CEO of VISIT Florida. These funds will be used to produce a comprehensive Hardee County Visitors Guide and help us better position and mar ket Hardee County and the Peace River as a desirable destination, explained Prescott. The work has begun by sur veying and photographing Hardee County businesses to be included in the visitors guide. PRE seeks to promote the county and Peace River through education, advertising and events, including a variety of classes. Check out the facebook page, email peaceriverexplo rations@gmail.com or call Prescott at 863-767-9999 for more information. Depot Gets Tourism Grant 8:14c

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4C The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 252014CA000175 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING THROUGH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, F/K/A FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, A/K/A RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, Plaintiff, vs. MAXIMINO MACEDO; EUNICE A. REYNA; and MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 28, 2014, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of her duly author ized deputies, will sell the prop erty situated in HARDEE County, Florida, described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST COR NER OF BLOCK 17, HIGH LAND PLACE, A RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 17, OF PACKER'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 121, PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF DES OTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HARDEE COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2121, NOW KNOWN AS PLAT BAR A-40, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 17, 69.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 01'38" WEST 150.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOTS 13 AND 14 OF SAID BLOCK 17; THENCE SOUTH AND ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 69.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 17; THENCE NORTH 89 01'38" EAST AND ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on August 27, 2014, in the second floor hallway outside Room 202, of the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assess ments for the real property de scribed above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion 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 ADA Coordinator, Court Administration Office, Polk County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad way Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on August 6, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Drawer 1749 Wauchula, FL 33873 BY: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 8:14,21c_______________________________ _______________________________ 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 Ditech.com; 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 TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252014CA000207 KENNETH W. VALENTINE AND KATHRYN A. VALENTINE, Plaintiff, vs. AUGUSTINE C. GARCIA, CHRISTINA H. GARCIA, and VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERK OF COURTS FOR HARDEE COUNTY, 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 28, 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 27 day of August, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the following-de scribed property: W-1/2 OF SW-1/4 OF NW1/4 AND N-1/2 OF NE-1/4 OF SW-1/4 OF NW-1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. DATED this 30 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk8:14,21c_______________________________ _______________________________ 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 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: burtonpa@strato.net Florida Bar Number: 06501378:7,14c_______________________________ The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Joshua Coleman AllenHunter, 23, of Wauchula, and Brooke Nicole Tyson, 19, of Wauchula. Christian Knight Salazar, 21, of Wauchula, and Indica M. Turner, 22, of Milwaukee, Wis. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Sterling Jewelers Inc. d/b/a Kay Jewelers vs. Jacob Lowe, voluntary dismissal. Cavalry Postfolio Services as assignee vs. Alvardo Lemus and Maria Rivera, judgment. Sarah Juarez vs. Delphino Garcia, Maria Garcia et al, voluntary dismissal. Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Melissa Smith, volun tary dismissal. Capital One Bank vs. Donald E. Tatum, order. Sheri Judah vs. Keith Reed, judgment for tenant eviction. The following misdemeanor cases were disposed of recently in county court: Jose Rubio Gonzalez, public consumption of an alcoholic beverage, 60 days in jail, $475 fines, costs and fees; petit theft, 30 days in jail (consecutive to first charge), $425 fines, costs and fees. Joshua James Alderman, pos session of marijuana and posses sion of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return Jan. 21. Jamaine Brown, domestic assault, transferred to pretrial in tervention program, return Sept. 3. John Gregory Conover, petit theft, transferred to pretrial in tervention program, return Oct. 1. Christopher Lee English, bat tery and criminal mischief, not prosecuted. Scott Colin Fields, trespass on property other than a struc ture/conveyance, probation six months, $425 fines, costs and fees; trespass on property other than a structure/conveyance (second charge), not prosecuted. Osles Lazarre, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation (original charges re sisting an officer without vio lence and driving while license suspended), probation revoked, 180 days in jail, $665 fines, costs and fees added to outstand ing fines, costs and fees and placed on lien. Brandon Scott Norris, possession of marijuana and posses sion of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial interven tion program, return Oct. 22. Tashiekea Mariahya Talio Barnes, giving false identifica tion to a law enforcement offi cer, completed pretrial intervention program, not pros ecuted. Billy Dale Roberts, trespass on property other than a struc ture/conveyance and taking wildlife on roads or rights-ofway, completed pretrial inter vention program, not prosecuted. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Wells Fargo Financial System vs. Maria Irma Benavides, Oscar Benavides Jr. and Adriana B. Sambrano, petition for mortgage foreclosure. Joanne S. Buckhanan vs. Cynthia Scott and Steven D. Schontag, damages business contracts. Fay Nell Witmer, Evelyn Fra zier and Brenda N. Mendes vs. Hardee Manor Healthcare Center, request extension on filing for damages medical mal practice. Bank of America vs. Virgilio Avilez Cruz and Lendy De-San tiago, petition for mortgage fore closure. Mario Y. Valadez vs. Maria Juana Valadez, petition for in junction for protection. Marie E. Levine and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Juan Reyna, petition to register California child support order. Kortnie Shannon Rayburn and DOR vs. Damien Richard, petition for child support. Mark Alan Bostick and Theresa D. Bostick, divorce. Florida Department of Transportation vs. Bankers Insurance Co., damages contract indebtedness. Doris G. Freeman vs. Circle K Stores Inc., damages negligence. The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee vs. Antonio Zu niga et al, petition for mortgage foreclosure. Anthony Todd Revels and Teresa Rose Revels, divorce. Michael A. Resendez and DOR vs. Tara Denise Gordon, petition for child support. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Mindy Lee vs. Jessica Gonzales, dismissal of injunction for protection. Jenella Jones vs. Ciana El rieus, dismissal of injunction for protection. Maria Rivera vs. Rene Rivera, injunction for protec tion. Lowndes Co. Department of Children and Families and Florida DOR vs. Virginia Garza, voluntary dismissal. Minerva A. Santos and DOR vs. Hector Cardena, child sup port order. Kenneth W. Valentine and Kathryn A. Valentine vs. Augus tine C. Garcia, Christina H. Gar cia et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. Suntrust Bank Inc. vs. Vanessa A. Miller et al, foreclosure sale cancelled, judgment vacated, case dismissed. Loni Larimer vs. Johnathan Braddock, voluntary dismissal. Loretta Cephus vs. Jamey Vance, Laura Vance, Krissa Valentine and Gator Heating & Air-Refrigeration Ice Machines judgment for Gator Heating & Air-Refrigeration Ice Machines. Alicia Macedo and DOR vs. Arturo Lazaro Farias, order on child support contempt. MCM Capital Partners as trustee vs. Kathleen J. Whaley et al, voluntary dismissal. Bank of America vs. William Albritton, Kristen A. Albritton et al, voluntary dismissal. Angel Jaimes and Silvia Villa Jaimes, divorce. Maria Baker Juarez-Perez and Freddie Juarez, divorce. Jennifer K. Wilson and DOR vs. Christopher J. Albritton, order set aside. Eva M. Gonzales and DOR vs. Enrique Gonzales Jr., order on child support contempt. Irene Jones and DOR vs. Oliver Lacy Everett, modifica tion of child support. Geraldine Pollock and DOR vs. Jessica Prince Valdez, order on child support contempt. Anthony Lee Fontana Jr. and Jaclyn Leslie Fontana, divorce. Margarita Zamorano and Jaime Zamorano, divorce. Erika Lakesha Holley and DOR vs. Alexander Jackson Jr., order on child support contempt. Sara M. Garza Otero and Juan C. Otero, divorce. Amber Emily Josie Carrion and DOR vs. Victor Hugo Lopez, child support order. Kimberly Bell vs. Tyrone Ivory, injunction for protection. Court-ordered certificates of child support delinquency were filed recently in the office of the circuit court clerk in the following cases: Sherina Taylor vs. Dan M. Lumley. Jennifer R. Gaona vs. Enrique Garza III. Vida P. Ligon vs. Robin D. Ligon. April R. Weems vs. Matthew A. DeWolfe. Dawn E. Pelham vs. Troy L. Pelham. Megan C. Washington vs. Demetrise L. Washington. Maria Hernandez vs. Crecensio Valazquez Sr. Teneka M. Webster vs. Willie L. Dunlap III. Beatriz Penaloza vs. Em manuel James. Nikki M. Rivers vs. Darius Hudson. Linda F. McMillan vs. Michael R. McMillan. Kandyce W. Cunningham vs. Ronnie Rivers Jr. Cynthia A. Aguilar vs. Antonio S. Ornelas. Melinda L. Flores vs. Joseph w. Blair. Susan H. Stephens vs. Guy L. Outten. Kristen R. Welch vs. Jessie Aguilar Jr. Shermaine Baker vs. Christina Rodriguez. Rosemene St. Fort vs. Christopher B. Dorsey. James D. Gay vs. Dawn E. Pelham. Barbara A. Allen vs. Myron L. Refoure Jr. Magali Almanza vs. Juan G. Tapia. Jessie Reyna vs. Melanie M. Smith. Tehyndra S. Whitley vs. Charles McGhee. Ethel L. Wilson vs. Calvin R. Evans. Daisy E. Escoto vs. Felipe M. Herrera. Geraldine Pollock vs. Herman A. Thompson Jr. 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. Martin Jaimes, battery by a person detained in jail or a de tention facility, probation three years, $1,256 fines, costs and fees. Pete DeLuna, public assis tance fraud, adjudication with held, probation five years, $950 fines, costs and fees. Carl Dean King, possession of methamphetamine and pos session of drug paraphernalia, probation three years, $1,531 fines, costs and fees. Edward Delmer Thompson, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug para phernalia, transferred to drug pretrial intervention program. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Gerald M. Revell to South Fort Meade Land Management Inc., $420,000. America South Realty Corp. to Eliazar Reyes, $22,000. Wayne Driggers as personal representative to Vernon K. Alfred, $60,000. Tax Deed to Charlie Creek Trust No. 156, $20,500. Farr Groves to Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Inc., $62,000. Martha S. Gentry and Harry L. Orwig to Mosiac Fertilizer, $525,000. Carl Simmons to Mosaic Fer tilizer, $748,000. Kenneth E. and Josephine T. Thompson to Kalob and Amber McVay, $50,000. Sebring Car Wash Inc. to Chapman and Patrick General Partnership, $140,000. _______________________________ 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_______________________________

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriff’s deputies and city police of ficers investigated the following incidents and made the follow ing arrests: COUNTY Aug. 10, Marina Lucero Villafranca, 18, of 1922 Stansfield Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged withbattery. Aug. 10, a vehicle stolen on John Holt Road and thefts on Mar tin Luther King Jr. Avenue and on U.S. 17 North were reported. Aug. 9, Gilbert Carmona, 22, of 1211 SR 64 W., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with battery, crim inal mischief — damage to property, burglary with assault or batteryand violation of probation. Aug. 9, a tag stolen on Reynolds Avenue was reported. Aug. 8, a residential burglary on Deerwood Drive, and thefts on East Main Street, Fourth Street West and Riverside Drive werereported. Aug. 7, Jermaine Edward Adams, 31, of 802 Heather Noel Court, Brandon, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a chargeof withholding support of children. Aug. 7, Robert Aulthora Gallegos, 25, of 803 Pleasant Way, Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a chargeof failure to appear in court. Aug. 7, Ronald Kilpatrick, 34, of 202 Walton Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with pos session of methamphetamine. Aug. 7, Michael Edward McCoy, 41, of 720 Avon St., Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession ofmethamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drugparaphernalia. Aug. 7, Lacy Kay McCoy, 36, of 4677 Starke Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession ofmethamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Aug. 7, thefts on Seventh Street West and on Murphy Road were reported. Aug. 6, Kari Lynn Richardson, 45, of 124 W. Grapefruit St., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of fail ure to appear in court. Aug. 6, Conzuelo Valdviez, 35, of 1300 East Ave., Carrizo Springs, Texas, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on two countsof failure to appear in court. Aug. 6, criminal mischief on Lake Branch Road, and thefts on Rigdon Road, Heard Bridge Road, Finch Drive and River Road werereported. Aug. 5, Marcel Louis Melton, 30, of 694 Honeysuckle St., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession ofmethamphetamine, two counts possession of New Legend drugs,possession of drug paraphernalia and withholding support of chil dren. Aug. 5, Malaycia Rivers, 21, of 510 South Road, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphet amine, two counts possession of New Legend drugs and possessionof drug paraphernalia. Aug. 5, Mamoun Ghasoub Abdel Halim, 37, of 1526 Dena Cir cle, Wauchula, was arrested by the state Division of Alcohol and To bacco Enforcement and charged with dispensing prescription drugswithout a prescription and possession of drugs with intent to sellwithout a prescription. Aug. 5, Richard Wayne Gonzales, 53, of 4810 Sally Blvd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Probation Ofc., David Potter andcharged with violation of probation. Aug. 5, Gabriel Lopez Ledezma, 20, of 4715 Bryan Ave., Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with violationof probation Aug. 5. a residential burglary on SR 62, and thefts on Tall Oaks Trail and on U.S. 17 North were reported. Aug. 4, Nathaniel Keith Toothman, 23, of 6024 Sherman Ter., Sebring, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Aug. 4, Wendall Kinard, 27, of 316 E. Palmetto St., Wau-chula, was arrested by Dep. Alice Simandl and charged with contempt ofcourt. Aug. 4, thefts on Riverside Drive, Shaw Road, Georgetown Loop, Edison Avenue, Oak Street and on Raccoon Road were re ported. WAUCHULA Aug. 10, a robbery/holdup on West Oak Street was reported. Aug. 9, Dora Margarita Jacobo-Prieto, 61, of 5712 Seventh Street East, Bradenton, was arrested by Ofc. Frank Yodonis. Aug. 9, a theft on North Ninth Avenue was reported. Aug. 8, Omar Rosario, 29, of 214 E. Main St., Avon Park, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with larceny. Aug. 8, thefts on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) and on North Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) were reported. Aug. 7, criminal mischief on North Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. Aug. 6, thefts on South Sixth Avenue (U. S. 17 South) and on West Palmetto Street were reported. Aug. 5, Casey James Simmons, 31, of 3858 Creek Road, Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Sgt. Justin Wyatt and charged with un armed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and criminal mischief —damage to property. Aug. 5, residential burglaries on La Playa Drive and South Sev enth Avenue and thefts on Louisiana Street and on Orange Placewere reported. Aug. 4, a theft on South 11th Avenue was reported. BOWLING GREEN Aug. 10, criminal mischief at West Banana Street was reported. Aug. 9, Waylon Coe Chester, 21, of 5008 Chester Ave., Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged withpossession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernaliaand violation of probation. Aug. 8, Juan Francisco Mendoza, 27, of 4521 South Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on an out-of-county warrant. Aug. 7, a residential burglary on East Banana Street was reported. Aug. 6, criminal mischief on West Palm Drive and a theft on West Jones Street was reported. 8:14c 4:3-3:26,2015c www.midstategaragedoorsandservice.com Call today for a free estimate!3356<4*2*56B5:3.;A@n calories, 3g total fat (1g satu rated), 5mg cholesterol, 815mgsodium, 38g total carbs, 4g di etary fiber, 9g protein.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping CURB APPEAL AWARDWINNERFrom the curb to the door ... Taking pride in a beautiful W auchulaPresented By the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopm ent AgencyNominations are open to commercial and residential properties Make your nomination by visiting www.cityofwauchula/forms or call (863) 767 -0330. 8:14c AUGUST2014 121 S. 7th Avenue

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August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C LifeLinks ... By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt Extension Agent Breakfast — Still Kids’ Most Important Meal of the Day Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It fuels your child with enough energy to learn and play. Encouraging goodbreakfast eating habits early in life provides good nutrition for theshort haul and good eating habits for a lifetime. However, if you’re like many of today’s parents, mornings are hectic — getting yourself and your children dressed and ready forthe day and taking care of morning chores often mean little or notime for breakfast for the family. What can you do? The best laid plans . With a little planning the night before, you can be sure that your kids begin the next day with the best nu trition start possible. Before bed, put out plates, bowls, utensils, ce real boxes, and bagels or bread. In the morning add a serving of fruit,such as bananas or peaches, and low-fat milk to the cereal or popthe bread in the toaster and add a spread of margarine or preserves.You have a quick and nutritiously balanced breakfast! But don’t forget yourself and your own breakfast! You, too, will have a better, more nutritious day if you sit down and eat breakfastwith your children. It can be an enjoyable start to the day. However,if you find yourself running out of time for breakfast, at least graba granola bar and a box of juice or milk for your own burst of en ergy! Tips for those who skip breakfast . If you have a breakfast skipper in your home, try instilling new habits by offering quick andnutritious choices, like a granola bar and juice, yogurt with freshfruit, or even a slice of pizza left over from last night’s dinner witha glass of juice. A balanced and healthful breakfast can include twoservings from the bread, cereal, rice, and pasta group, a serving fromthe fruit group, and a serving from the milk, yogurt, and cheesegroup of the MyPlate food guidance system. Breakfast provides the “get up and go” . Breakfast is im portant because it provides a major part of a child’s daily energysupply. Children who eat breakfast are better nourished than thosewho skip breakfast. Also, children who eat breakfast are more likelyto meet their daily need for certain essential vitamins and mineralsthan breakfast skippers. Healthy, nutritious breakfast choices can include cereal, toast, bagels, or English muffins. Children who eat breakf ast consisting of a bowl of ready-to-eat sweetened cereal, skim milk, and a glassof juice start their day the low-fat way and meet some of their ironand B-vitamin requirements for the day. Pancakes, waffles, or a veg gie omelet served with a glass of juice and milk is also nutritiousfare, providing a good balance of protein, vitamins, and minerals tobegin the day. The calories supplied by breakfast provide children with energy to get through the morning until snack or lunch time. Studies showthat children who eat breakfast: J#40A=14CC4AJA4<>A40;4AC0=30CC4=C8E4JA4<>A4;8:4;HC>?0AC828?0C48=02C8E8C84Bn (Source: Fact Sheet from American Dietetic Association, 1995) For more information about healthy eating, contact the Hardee County Extension Office at 863-773-2164. J=4FB?0?4AA4?>AC4A>=24 asked General Charles deGaulle, leader of the Free FrenchForces during World War II andlater president of the FrenchFifth Republic, if he was happy.De Gaulle replied, "What do youtake me for, an idiot?" J 5H>DA4;8:40<8;;8>=>C74A Americans, you admit to drink ing Coke for breakfast. J+74=4GCC8<4H>DA4?;0= ning a trip to Indiana, keep inmind that in that state it is illegalC>C0;:1478=30?4AB>=B102:>Aengage in "spiteful gossiping." J CB144=2;08<43C70C prodigy William James Sidishad the highest IQ ever recorded(though any record of the testhas been lost). At the age of 18months, he was reading TheNew York Times; by the time hewas 8, he had taught himself#0C8=A44:A4=27)DBB80=German, Hebrew, Turkish andArmenian and had invented hisown language he called Vender good. At the age of 11 he be came the youngest person toenroll in Harvard University,and when he was 12 he lecturedthe Harvard Mathematical Clubon four-dimensional bodies. Hegraduated cum laude at 16. J 5H>DF0=C43C>28A2;4C74 equator with one-dollar bills, itwould take 257,588,120 ofthem. J =0<060I8=420;;43 +74#8C4A0AH864BC<034C74following prediction: "The ordi =0AH7>AB4;4BB20AA80648B0Cpresent a luxury for the wealthy,and although its price will prob ably fall in the future, it willnever, of course, come into ascommon use as the bicycle." J45>A470A;C>=4BC>=14 came a famous actor, he earned20B71HB4AE8=60B0=0AC8BCBmodel — and posed in the nude. *** Thought for the Day: "When choosing between two evils, I0;F0HB;8:4C>CAHC74>=4 E4never tried before." —MaeWest (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. STRANGEBUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver D D e e e e p p P P u u r r p p l l e e Of all the berries of summer, blackberries are the ones that ar rive early and stay late into theseason. In warm climates, thisstrikingly beautiful fruit beginsproducing in late spring, and ifthe weather is not too hot, willcontinue throughout the summer. 5H>DE46A>F=C8A43>5BCA0F 14AA84B0=320=C58=35A4B7A0B? berries or blueberries at themarket, there most likely willstill be baskets of blackberries. Many of us, with other choices of summer fruit, might pass overblackberries. Maybe you remem ber a blackberry with a tart, sug arless taste. This unfortunate14AAHB8=4>5C74<>BCdelicious and healthy treats thatsummer could possibly bring us. +>30HB50A<4AB:=>F9DBC how to keep their plants happyand producing sweet, tart fruit. Blackberries, like blueberries and raspberries, are a super food.They are rich in vitamin C andfiber, but their most desirablehealthy trait comes from theirdark-blue color, which is linkedto high antioxidant levels. An tioxidants are considered a natu ral deterrent to many cancers andother diseases, and there is a longlist of wonderful heath effects as sociated with eating fresh black berries regularly. In summer, depending on your part of the country, there aremany pick-your-own farms. Thisis a fun way to get the tastiestfruit. When selecting blackber ries, look for ones that have aplump, dark color. Rememberthe brand or farm that gives youyour first delicious berries, be cause you likely can depend onit throughout the season. Blackberries are highly perish KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis & Gina Harlow able. When you get them home,unpack them and look for anythat might have mold, and dis card them. Then store the berries,unwashed, in a single layer on aplate or in another container, andplace it in the refrigerator. Theblackberries should keep for upto a week. You can use blackberries in both sweet and savory dishes.My recipes for Grilled CheeseSandwiches with Blackberry-Basil Spread and my Blackberryand Spinach Salad are the perfectway to showcase the sweet per fection of blackberries. GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES WITH BLACKBERRY-BASIL SPREAD 12 ounces fresh blackberries12-15 fresh basil leaves,chopped1 loaf multigrain bread, Italianciabatta, sourdough or aFrench boule, cut into 8 thickslices2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons butter or mayon naise3-4 ounces Kraft Deli DeluxeAmerican Singles3-4 ounces of Fontina cheese,sliced 1. In a large, deep bowl, gently mash the blackberries with a po tato masher or a fork, and stir inthe chopped basil. Heat an elec tric griddle or large, heavy non-stick or cast-iron skillet overmedium-low heat for at least 5minutes. 2. Brush 4 slices of the bread with half of the olive oil and thebutter or mayonnaise. On the re maining 4 slices of bread, placea single slice each of the Ameri can and the Fontina cheese. Topwith a few spoonfuls of smashedblackberries. Place the oiled and buttered slices of the bread ontop of the blackberries and pressthe slices together gently. 3. Carefully turn the sand wiches over so that the oiled andbuttered side is in contact withthe bottom of the griddle or skil let. Carefully brush the top ofsandwiches with the remainingoil and butter. Turn heat down tomedium low, and let each sidecook for about 4-5 minutes to letthe cheeses melt and the breadtoast. Remove from the heat andserve immediately. Makes 4sandwiches. BLACKBERRY AND SPINACH SALAD 2 cups baby spinach leaves1/4 cup blackberries3 strawberries, sliced1-2 thin slices of red onion3 ounces chunk light tunapacked in oil1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil2 heaping teaspoons of grainymustard1 tablespoon lemon juice orrice wine vinegar1/2 teaspoon sugar, honey oragave syrup1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon freshly groundblack pepper1 teaspoon torn, basil or mintleaves plus more for garnish Place spinach, blackberries, strawberries, red onion and tunain a bowl. In a small bowl or a jarwith a lid, mix extra-virgin oliveoil and grainy mustard together.Add lemon juice or rice winevinegar, sugar, honey or agavesyrup, salt and pepper and thebasil or mint leaves and mix welluntil emulsified. Dress salad andgarnish with more whole herbleaves if desired.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's author,culinary historian and author ofseven cookbooks. Her new cook book is "The Kitchen Diva's Di abetic Cookbook." Her websiteis www.divapro.com. To see how-to videos, recipes and much,much more, Like Angela ShelfMedearis, The Kitchen Diva! onFacebook and go to Hulu.com.Read Gina Harlow's blog aboutfood and gardening atwww.peachesandprosciutto.com.Recipes may not be reprintedwithout permission from AngelaShelf Medearis. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its int ent to issue a Formal De termination of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Other Surface Wate rs (File No. FD25-0310468-001) to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC c/o Bill Brammell, for a 4197.46-acre tract located in Sections 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 2 9, Township 34 South, Range 23 West, Hardee County. The project area is bounded by privately owned lands, in im proved pasture and natural rangeland, agricultural fields, minor parcels of rural residential and associated land uses, and natural areas. The Department's file on this matter is avail able for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00a. m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmen tal Protection, Min ing and Mitigation Program, Mail Station 3577, Room 648, Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.Persons whose substantial interests are affected by the above prop osed agency action have a right pursuant to Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, to petition for an administrative determination (hearing) on the proposed action. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department's Offi ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, within 21 days of pub lication of this notice. A copy of the petition must also be mailed at th e time of filing to the formal determination petitioner at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an admin istrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S.The petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name and address, and tele phone number of each petitioner, the petitioner's name and address the Department's File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A s tatement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department's action or proposed action ; (c) A state ment of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Department's action or proposed action; (d) A statement of material facts disputed by petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Depart ment's action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or st atutes petitioner con tends require reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating prec isely the action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Department's action or propose d action. If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency ac tion. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affe cted by any decision of the Department with regard to the formal determination have the right to peti tion to become a party to the proceeding. The petition must conform to the requi rements specified above and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication of this Notice in the Office of General Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure to petition with in the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to request a hearing under Section 120.57, F.S., and to participate as a party to this proceedi ng. Any subsequent in tervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed pursuant to Rule 28-5.207, F.A.C. 8:14c SOLICITATION OF BIDS Sealed 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 d esignee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accep ted. Hardee County is proposing to sell the parcel of land at 1412 Fri endship 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 t he SW of the NW of the SW of Section 6, Township 35 South, Range 26 East, AND su bject to right of way for county road on West boundary of above-described property.Subject to real estate taxes and special assessments, if any, f or the year 2014 and subsequent years.Bids must be in an enclosed within a sealed envelope with t he words “Sealed Bid – Pro posed Land Sale in Hardee County, Florida” and the Bidder’s 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 th e Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.Frederick M. Knight, ChairmanHardee County Board of County Commissioners 8:7,14c NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a publi c meeting and public hearing to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA i s a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida St atutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; DeSoto County, Flori da; Hendry County, Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, Lee Count y, Florida; and Marion County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 18, 2014 at West Pasco Government Center Commission Chambers located 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 t he water and wastewater systems of Aqua Unified Utility System (former Aqua Util ities) and the FGUA General Fund annual operating budget. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, sh all have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital im provement programs and to file written comments with the FGUA. If a person decid es to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the h earing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a ve rbatim 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 s pecial accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact th e Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least two business days prior to the date of th e hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877 ) 552-FGUA. 8:7,14c

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8C The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014 Wauchula News By Jan Wilkins 773-0618 As the teachers and staffs at our different schools finish theirfirst week and the parents andtheir students prepare for theopening of the 2014-15 schoolyear on Mon., the 18th, pleasekeep in mind that the traffic willincrease in the morning and af ternoon hours and how im-por tant it is to be alert. Alsoremember to slow down in allthe school zones and to watchfor buses that will be loadingand unloading their preciouscargo, our children. I am the youngest of three children, with my two brothers,Bob and Irvin (Brooks) Kuehl,having several years in age dif ference from me. Irvin, now de ceased, was twenty-one yearsolder than me, while Bob is sixyears older. The two of themhave given me three nephews -Lynn, Rob, and Mick. Needlessto say, I am proud of each ofthem. Irvin, Lynn’s father, worked for many years with the BoyScouts of America in their staffoffice in California. He has beenmy mentor in the area of writ ing, as he wrote gardening andspecial interest columns fornewspapers in the Oakland andSan Francisco area. Lynn gave me the honor of being an aunt at the age of eight.Because Irvin, worked for manyyears with the B.S. of A., it wasonly natural that Lynn would be come an Eagle Scout in his ear lier years. Becoming an adult, hedeveloped an interest in books,just like his father and hismother, Arrell, who, also de ceased, was a school teacher. Lynn and his wife, Cheryl Kline, are celebrating a mostunique anniversary on the 23rdof this month, the 10th year oftheir bookstore in Oakland,Calif. It is called BerkshireBooks. The bookstore’s name comes from the University ofCalifor-nia at Berkley whereCheryl worked for many yearsin the school president’s office.(An offside, Cheryl has alsowritten several books). Need-less to say, I am one proud aunt.For a business to last this lengthof time in our present economytakes stamina and much hardwork. Just a short note about Rob and Mick also. Rob has what Ideem an unusual job — that ofdelivering hot meals to all thedifferent schools in the Val-paraiso, Ind. school district,while Mick and wife, Crista, areboth teachers in the surroundingarea. One more thought about fam ily and I will move on. My fa ther, Wes Kuehl, and my uncle,Clifford Pierce, worked as cus todians at Lake County schools.Bob’s wife, Janice (AKA-Jinx),was a tutor at the local schoolsuntil her retirement a few yearsago. So you see, being involvedwith the local schools comesnaturally. It has become a familytradition. I often tell the stu dents, while volunteering that “Iam a wanna be teacher.” My grandson, Christopher Wilkins, and his fiance, Zyke ria Dawkins were able to take abreak from work in Sebring tocome for the day to visit familyin the area. Chris always is ahelp to me when he is here. Thethree of us were able to travel tomy son, Samuel Jeremiah’swreck site and replace the flagand flowers, and to go on to theFort Green cemetery to do the same there on Samuel’s and myhusband’s, Jack, Sr.’s gravesitesand to place a rose in honor ofwhat would have been our 56thwedding anniversary on thetwelfth. From there we drove to Bowl ing Green to visit my youngestson, James and his family forjust a few minutes. He was inthe yard with his dogs, somewhich were just tiny pups a fewweeks ago, but have grown con siderably. James bought what is known as an Olde English Bull Doggeseveral years ago. This is Chief,who is at least eighty pounds.The one with the real story,though, is Charlie. Ten years agoafter Hurricane Charlie hadpassed through, James and hiswife, Gretchen found a tinywhite bulldog puppy on theCounty Line Road North nearwhere they live. They took himhome and tried to locate thefamily to which he belonged. Itturned out that the storm hadpicked his little body up anddropped him about three milesfrom his home. During the timethey were trying to find the own ers, the family became attachedand made arrangements to pur chase him. The sad part is thatthis breed occasionally has agene deficiency which left Char lie deaf. Over the last 10 yearshe and the family have devel oped special ways of communi cation, and he is much loved. After Chris, Zykeria and I left James’ home, we headed backtoward Wauchula. The furtherwe came the heavier the rain storm became, causing evensemi-tractor trailers to pull offU.S. 17. I believe I pulled off atleast four or five times betweenTorrey and the REA Road.Every time we thought it safe to move on, another onslaughtwould pour down. From thestoplight to Riverview every thing began to go over and calmdown — at last! I checked my rain gauge and here on the hill in RiverviewHeights we received four inches,with a bit more forecast on thelighter side within the nextweek. At least we can be happythat Bertha decided to take an other route. The Football National Leagues began programminglast Thursday, the 7th, so now allof you die-hard fans can watchyour favorite teams. As far aspro-football goes, I really don’thave a favorite. My favoritefootball is at the high school (ofcourse, our Wildcats) and somecollege level games. Monday, the 11th was the be ginning of early voting for ourlocal elections. Be sure to makeyour vote count because manybelieve, this election is one ofthe most important ones in re cent years. Heartfelt wishes go to the family of young Travis Waters.May those of us who also havelost family members in similarsituations at an early age be ofcomfort to you and your family.Most of all, may the Lord bringpeace and many loving memo ries to you at this time. Last week I wrote about the Sunshine Sunday school classand how much they have cometo mean to me. On Thursday, the7th, several of my classmatesput their special love into actionwhen they went to visit PatShackleford as she has been a bitunder the weather. Since it wasalso Pat’s birthday last week,Charlene Nubern, Helen Lather,Freda Robinson, Annie Smith,Jackie Barker and Mary Jane Albritton took strawberries andcake for dessert to celebrate withher. The ladies spent time in fel lowship and letting Pat knowthey cared. It was good to see that Freda Robinson had made it back fromher vacation and that and Shan nyn Robertson, after severalweeks of being unable to attendany worship services, was alsoback. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs really put on athree game show for their fanslast weekend with the Rays tak ing the first two games and aftera twelve inning battle the Cubswere able to keep the Rays froma total walk-off. With two of myfavorite teams in battle it was amost interesting series. As I say “So long for now” to Michael Hill, the Hardee SeniorHigh School Brigade’s formerband master as he moves on toteach at Kathleen ElementarySchool in Lakeland and to go onto earn his next educational de gree, may I say, “Welcome” toour new band master, LindsayCarlson. Amanda Abbott requests that anyone interested in participat ing in the new Women’s BibleStudy -“Nehemiah: A Love ThatNever Lets Go”, which willhave two classes each week andwill begin on Sunday, Aug. 17thand on Wed., Aug 29th at NewHope Baptist Church, pleasecontact her at (863) 245-5139. Birthday greetings this week go to Allison Farr, Sheena New man and Brannon New-man. Special wishes go to my brother-in-law and his wife asthey celebrate their fiftieth wed ding anniversary. Congratula-tions — James Henry and FayeWilkins. Until next time, God bless! C CITIZENS for ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY and SERVICE of Hardee, INC Last week, we told you about our group and that we have endorsed two can didates for County Commission. CATS asks you to consider the following: We Support Commissioner Grady Johnson He began the quest for accountability in 2010. However, the i ssues concerning management, legal counsel, finances, disaster spending and budgeting still persist. His numerous motions "died for lack of a second" so, no discussion, no vote and no accountability /transparency by our BOCC! However Commissioner Johnson’s persistence in promoting accountability exposed a numb er of questionable acts. For example: After years of denial the County Manager admitted to improperly d iverting over $1 million in insurance disaster funds. Serious questions still remain about these funds as well as an additional $3 million in repairs to Rest Haven and the Civic Center! H Commissioner Johnson was one of several voices exposing the technolog y project wherein 3 state elected officials were awarded over $ 2.6 million dollars for a business that d id not exist, with a cumulative total of $7.25 million promised. H Commissioner Johnson traveled to Tallahassee to speak before the Joi nt Legislative Audit Committee regarding the Auditor’s Report findings on the IDA, the EDA and th e BOCC. Out of the 12 findings, 10 were concerning the IDA. H Commissioner Johnson has long advocated that a conflict of interest exists with Attorney Ken Evers acting as attorney for the BOCC, the IDA, the EDA and the EDC. When ask ed by Senator Ring of the legislative audit committee about the conflict, Evers again denied a conflict e xists. Senator Ring appeared shocked and stated to Mr. Evers “what do you do, you’re negotiating with yourself?” Challenger Russell Melendy H As the Vice Chairman of the IDA, he voted to deny a true audit as well as a forensic audit of $7.25 million, half of which he voted to hand out. This same $7.25 million, which includes the $2.6 million, is currently under State Attorney Investigation. H Pictured on the front page of The Herald Advocate paper, 11/13/0 8, representing the Melendy family is Russell Melendy. The City of Wauchula had just purchased the Coker Fuel building, using $375,000 of CRA public funds. This building was later condemned and demolished an d is now a parking lot. H After serving 17 months on the IDA board, he resigned to attemp t to take the commission seat currently held by Commissioner Johnson. We Support Judy Wilson She has a plan as well as the necessary commitment to fully carry out Florida Statute 125.01, County Commissioners Powers and Duties, which in part, says; “mak e investigations of county affairs". Her PLAN calls for accountability as well as transparent ethical behavior of your BOC C. Sue Birge's voting record In part: H Voted for a GAG order to quell discussion of disaster fund spen ding and personnelissues by all citizens. H Voted to “ “ S S h h e e l l v v e e ” ” discussion of the Auditor's Report that dictated twelve material findings to be addressed That report still sits on the “ “ s s h h e e l l f f ” ” today! H Voted to single out one IDA member denying a BOCC evaluation of the entire IDA board. We are certain that Grady Johnson will continue with his proven due diligence on the behalf of Hardee County. Judy Wilson has a Plan. She will challenge with fortitude all efforts to def y actions that would deny accountability involving county business. Accountability and transparency for Hardee County are possibl e. But only with elected officials who will fight for us .Vote for and Re-elect Grady Johnson County Commission District 4 and Vote for and Elect Judy Wilson For County Commission District 2The CATS records custodian can be reached at 832-0664 fo r more information on any documentation. Paid political ad paid for and approved by CATS of Hardee, Inc. 8:14p Q: I had been watching this new show on the CW networkcalled "Seed," and I reallyliked it. Now I can't find it any where. Can you tell me whathappened to it? —George S., via email A: The Canadian comedy (to which the CW bought the rights)is about a 30-something ne'er-do-well — and previous spermdonor — who becomes ac quainted with the offspring henever knew he had. It didn't doso well in the ratings and wascanceled after two shows. TheCW has not said whether it plansto air the remaining episodes inany form (either online or viaDVD or Video On Demand). This truly is a shame for American audiences, because"Seed" really is a delightfulshow. Hmmm ... maybe TBScould pick it up? In Canada,"Seed" has aired a full first sea son and already has been re newed for a second, so theepisodes are out there if you areinterested in continuing to watch. I recently interviewed series star Adam Korson, who is one ofthe nicest people you could evermeet. In Adam's words: "This isa show forthose whowant a half-hour tolaugh andescape fromyour every day life.You'regoing to watch it, and you'regoing to relate to it. I rememberas a kid I would tune into 'Sein feld' because I knew for that half-hour, I was going to be laughingand be taken on a crazy journey.I think that's good television, andthat's what our show is." Q: I've loved Portia de Rossi ever since "AllyMcBeal," and especially in"Arrested Development," butI haven't seen her in anythinglately. What can I see her innext? —Kellie Y., Bowling Green, Ohio A: The gorgeous and talented actress — and wife of Ellen De Generes — will be hitting thesmall screen this fall when sheappears in a multi-episode arc ofthe hit ABC political drama"Scandal." And what better wayto announce your next projectthan by your wife "accidentally"letting it slip on Twitter? Ellenrecently announced to her mil lions of Twitter followers: "Soannoying when people brag onTwitter, and that's why I'm nottweeting that Portia just signedon to do a top-secret arc on Scan dal. Oops." "Scandal" returns forits fourth season on Sept. 25 at9/8c. (Note the time change fromlast season.) Q: Will my favorite show, "Fargo," be back for anotherseason? —Paul R., via email A: You betcha! FX has renewedthe critically acclaimed drama —which is based on the Coenbrothers' hit movie of the samename — for a second season, es pecially after it racked up 18Emmy nominations! Season two,which will consist of 10episodes, most likely will air infall 2015, although no specificdate has been set. Write to Cindy at King FeaturesWeekly Service, P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her atletters@cindyelavsky.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky

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By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate In movies, the bully is always por trayed as an older boy who towersover the wimpy younger kid andsteals his lunch money. By the end, the wimpy kid turns into a hero and the bully is now re formed. But this is real life, and bullying has become a much bigger issue andtopic of discussion. Today, bulliesdon’t only come out in the schoolhallways, now they also exist onlineand even on cellphones. Technology has advanced signifi cantly in the last few years and greatthings have come from it. But it’sonly natural that with the good,comes the bad. Technology hasmade it easier for bullies to tormentsomeone without having to look herin the face. Before, bullies would have an au dience of a few dozen people, de pending on where they would harassa student at school. Now, on socialmedia, that audience can grow to afew hundred depending on howmany Twitter followers the bullyhas. In order to keep up with the everchanging technological world, thelocal school district must also stayinformed on what students are doingonline. This means they have to con tinue to look at their policies and up date them, one of which is the policyagainst bullying. The policy, which also includes cyberbullying and harassment,states that the board believes “allstudents and employees are entitledto a safe, equitable and harassment-free school experience.” It then goes on to better define bullying. Bullying is referred to as system atically and continuously inflicting physical or psychological harm toone or more students or employees.It may involve but does not limit toteasing, social exclusion, threats, in timidation, stalking, physical vio lence, theft, sexual, religious orracial/ethnic harassment, public orprivate humiliation and destructionof property. Cyberbullying can be done “through the use of technology ofany electronic communication.” The policy was updated to say that bullying will not be toleratedduring any school-related or spon sored educational activity hosted bythe school district or on any schoolbus. It also prohibits bullyingthrough the use of any computer,data, software or computer networkassociated with the district. The policy further states that bul lying of any student or school em ployee is also prohibited when thebully uses data, computer softwareor technology that is not associated,owned or located within the schooldistrict. If bullying of any kind does occur, a report must be made to theschool’s administration, which isthen responsible for creating a re port on the incident. All district fac ulty and staff are also required tomake a written report of any allega tions of bullying. A thorough investigation by the administrator or another designatedperson will then begin within twoschool days of receiving the com plaint. Interviews with the victim,the accused and any witnesses willbe conducted separately, in private,and will be documented. The victimand the accused will at no time beinterviewed together. Some of the facts the investigator will seek include a description of theincident, how often the incidencesoccurred, the identity and number of fied when an act of bullying has oc curred. During the investigation, the in vestigator may take any action nec essary to keep the victim safer.Within 10 days of the complaintbeing filed, a written decision must be made regarding the investigation. To see the full anti-bullying pol icy, go to the district website atHardee.k12.fl.us. Anonymous re-ports of bullying can also be madeby filling out a report on the districtsite. people who also bullied and/or ha rassed the victim, and whether theconduct adversely affected the stu dent’s education. The Florida Department of Edu cation requires that parents of boththe accused and the victim be noti Adults: Take Action Against Bullying W ELCOME B ACK S TUDENTS & T EACHERS Of Hardee County 863-773-9466 156 Will Duke Road Wauchula, FL 33873 Hardee Wildcats! bts To All Students & School Personnel ... Good Luck andHave a Successful Year! 402 West Main Street Wauchulabts bts 2 The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014

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From The Superintendent . .As the 2014-15 school year for Florida public schools begins, Hardee County schools are ready to welcome back students, teachers, and support staff. Over the summer, principals, assistant principals, teachers, support staff and district admi n istrators diligently planned and prepared for a new and more productive school year. Many teachers, as well as administrators, have been involved in professional development work shops and other trainings to help better meet the needs of our students. As we begin the new year, we say goodbye to our ever-faithful retirees. They helped make Hardee County schools the best in the Heartland. Fortu nately, new dedicated employees are here to perpetuate academic excel lence. I am extremely proud of our Hardee County School District’s achievements in 2014. The positive achievements are a test ament to the hard work and dedication of our teachers, students, parents, faculties, sup port staff, administrators, churches, civic organizations, business partners, and School Board. Hardee County School District surpassed the state in numerous areas. Hardee County elementary schools beat the state in third-grade reading and third, fourthand fifth-grade math FCAT. Third-, fourthand fifth-grade reading and math were also thehighest scores in the entire Heartland. Hardee Junior High eighth graders beat the state on the Al gebra 1 End of Course Exam. The eighth graders were also tied for third best in the state. HardeeSenior High 12th graders beat the state on the geometry End of Course Exam. Hardee County schools continue to outperform other Heartland counties. All three of DeSoto County Elementary Schools earned Fs. Bowling Green, Hilltop and Wauchula Elementary rankedin the top 36 percent in the Heartland. Hilltop Elementary had the highest poi nt total in the Heartland! The Hardee County School District’s mission statement is: “Building learning partnerships with home, school, and community to ensure personal and academic excellence.” This statement is our clear vision for the success of Hardee schools. My priority goal is to continue the learning andachievement gains our students have achieved and to narrow the achievement gap between the low est-achieving students and the highest-achieving students in a safe and orderly learning environment.As a result, graduation rates are increasing. We are working to prepare our students for readiness in life after high school in an everchanging society and economy. Our objective is to graduate students ready for college or other post secondary training, careers and life after high school in an increasingly competitive global society.Students have nine opportunities to earn industry c ertifications, with eight academies at Hardee Sen ior High and one academy at Hardee Junior High. The School Board members and staff of Hardee County School District continue our com mitment to excellence as we all face new beginnings. Parents and members of the community are invited to join us by volunteering in the schools and becoming involved in partnerships to support our students. Schools need the help of parents andcommunity members to be successful. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we havewell managed the challenges brought about by new regulations and financial constraints brought onby these troubled economic times. I very much appreciate the support and dedication of the citizens of Hardee County. We all want the best and will strive to provide the best for our children. We anxiously await our new beginning and look forward to an outstanding school year! Go Wildcats! God Bless,David D. Durastanti bts By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate The district is ready for i-Ready.i-Ready is a reading and math program that was purchased forevery elementary school in the dis trict. It is a computer-based programthat will help students focus on thenew Florida Standards, and also pre pare them for the Florida StandardsAssessments in language arts andmathematics. i-Ready uses advanced technol ogy to provide a customized evalu ation of each child based on theresponses given. It will also trackeach student’s growth and perform ance consistently and continuouslythroughout his elementary career,starting in kindergarten. Once each lesson is completed and students are assessed, easy-to-read reports will be provided forteachers. The reports contain de tailed information about how eachchild is doing in each area. As soon as teachers have pin pointed what each student’s needsare, they will then be able to find abetter way to help a struggling child by offering more instruction in acertain area. Or if a student is doingvery well in an area, they will thenbe able to push him a little further. The reports are also used to help district and school leaders allocateresources and support teachers toprovide more effective instructionfor students. The results can give ad ministrators “a clear indication ofoverall performance and the extentof intervention needed in the dis trict,” says the i-Ready website. Being able to see the results im mediately also allows for quick andeffective course corrections. These lessons are designed to not only help students succeed but toalso keep them engaged and havingfun while learning. Some of theskills taught in the lessons use char acters and real-world scenarios. At home, parents can help their children with reading and math bysimply downloading an app. Thereare two i-Ready apps that can bedownloaded, called “World’s WorstPet” and “Door 24.” Both apps arefree. Are You Ready For i-Ready? There’s An App For That! Come show us your Wildcat Spirit before the game. Get a FREE hot dog for kids 12 and under with a purchase of a sandwich. That Sub Shop bts r#',*,1n -!-+,"*%.(,

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WES: Building A Strong Foundation By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Grades are up at Wauchula Ele mentary, but administrators arelooking for even better grades thisyear. Principal Sonja Bennett is proud that the school was able to boost itsgrade from a C to a B this year, andis now focusing on the school’sweak points to bring that grade upeven higher. “We demonstrated an increase in six out of the eight cells graded.Math learning gains and math low est quartile are the two areas wherewe saw a decrease from the previ ous year,” said Bennett. Some areas students increased in were writing performance, whichwent up 13 points to 65 percent, andreading gains, where the lower quar tile went up 12 points to 68 percent. Students aren’t the only ones try ing to bring those grades up. Teach ers from first through fifth gradeswill attend two-day workshops con cerning the Florida Standards. Some of the things teachers will review during the workshops in clude getting ready for what they will encounter on the new tests, con tent limits and what they shouldfocus on and overall clarifying theFlorida Standards for the teachers. Teachers will also receive iReady training, which is a programall elementary schools in the districtwill use this year. This online pro gram helps identify the areas wherestudents need a little more help.After pinpointing the area, teachersknow what to work on to bring thatstudent to the right level. Bennett says this year the school will be increasing rigor in the struc ture. She wants to build a strongfoundation for students before theymove on. Bennett says she and As sistant Principal Jessica Gray willgo to classrooms throughout theyear and observe, making sure allstudents stay focused on the newstandards. WES also bought workbooks that go along with i-Ready. Bennett saysshe hopes to blend the two programsto have a more cohesive and com plete remediation program. Working on i-Ready on the com puter will also ready students fortaking other tests online. This year fifth graders will take the newFlorida Standards Assessments Eng lish Language Arts on the computer. By the 2017-18 school year, math and reading FSA tests for all gradelevels from third through 11th gradewill be taken on the computer. To be able to better prepare stu dents for the upcoming changes,Bennett asks that parents make surestudents are in school and on timeevery day, and that they aren’tsigned out early. Bennett urges parents to encour age their children to think positivelyabout school and to support theschool. She also asks that parents seta time every day to do homework orread with their child, and to set ex pectations at home. Bennett hopes to purchase an other lab and to have more studentand teacher iPads soon. New teachers at WES this year are Shana Bassett in kindergarten,Chelsea Bond in first grade, DenaPatterson for second grade, LeighSouther in fourth grade, KirbiDeaton in fifth grade and JamieRewis as a para-media specialist. Open house is tomorrow (Friday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wauchula Elementary Supply List BOOK BAGS Rolling book bags are NOT to be used in Kindergarten or First Grade. Itis not necessary to use these bags in lower grades. Our younger studentsdo not take home books that are too heavy for a backpack. Also, rollingbackpacks are difficult to store in the classroom and they are a hazardthat can cause tripping. Please refrain from purchasing the rolling bookbags for your younger child. KINDERGARTEN E 1 Box of pencils (no mechanical pencils, please) E6?/=>3-5= E 1 Package of My First Pencils E+<1/,9>>6/=9016?/ E 1 Pair of scissors (Fiskars are the best!) E3126312>/< E 1 Pencil box (large, double-decker, or a soft lunchbox work great!) E 2 Boxes of crayons, 16 colors (twist-ups are great!) E 1 Towel, blanket or mat for rest time E+>:385/<+=/<= E 1 Refill pack of baby wipes E#<37+=3D/)3:69-,+1= Optional items: E Covered pencil sharpener E +13-7+<5/<= E Pencil pouch with 3 holes E969/<= E 1 Pair of blunt-tipped scissors E9>>6/9067/3-5=E#+-5=90,+,CA3:/=E 2 Composition notebooks (Not Spiral) E#+-5=90,+,CA3:/= E9B901+6698=3D/)3:69-,+1=E&7+66:/8-36,9BE9B90;?+<>=3D/)3:69-,+1=Er#+-5=-+:/<+=/<=NOTE: First grade classrooms are sharing communities. Please send in these supplies to be dispersed in our classrooms as needed throughout theyear. SECOND GRADE E 2 Large pink erasers E#+3<90=>?./8>=-3==9<= E 1 Pack cap erasers E#+-5=9016?/=>3-5= E 1 Box Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils E 1 Pack of wide-ruled notebook paper E9B/=90:/8-36= E 2 Plastic folders with 3 prongs E6?/,9>>6/ E 1 Pack of highlighters E#/8-36,9B9<:9?-2 E 1 Ruler (inch and centimeters) non-bendable E 1 Pack of baby wipes or Lysol/Clorox wipes E6+===3D/2+8.=+83>3D/2:?7:E+-5:+-5 Optional Items: E +<5/<=+8.9<-969<:/8-36=9:>398+6E3<6=,<381381+6698=3D/)3:69-,+1=E9C=,<38138;?+<>=3D/)3:69-,+1= THIRD GRADE E 2—12 Pack of pencils E+<1/:/8-36:9?-2 E 500 sheets wide-ruled loose leaf notebook paper E 1” 3 ring binder with pockets E969/<=E&>3-5C89>/= E Crayons E&-3==9<=E9698+7/ G$?+<>=3D/)3:69-,+1=E+8.=+83>3D/8+7/!)G+6698=3D/)3:69-,+1= FOURTH GRADE E 6 packs of pencils#2 E969/<+8C-9693-5=9<16?/,9>>6/=E Ruler (standard and metric ruled) E&-3==9<= E 5 Three-prong/2 pocket folders (red, blue, orange, yellow, green) E#+-5=699=/6/+0A3.//,995:+:/,9BE+=>8+7/G&+8.A3-2=3D/)3:69-,+1=E+=>8+7/#G$?+<>=3D/)3:69-,+1=E+=>8+7/$)G+6698=3D/)3:69-,+1= FIFTH GRADE E#/8-36=E<+=/<=E9693-5= E#+-5=699=/6/+0A3.//,995:+:/3>89>/= E Multi-colored highlighters EI38./< E+=>8+7/ F$?+<>=3D/)3:69-,+1=E<+C98=E+=>8+7/!)F+6698=3D/)3:69-,+1=E 5 Three-prong/2 pocket folders (red, blue, orange, yellow, green) PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Teachers at Wauchula Elementary School are already getting classro oms ready to receive stu dents. New fourth-grade teacher Leigh Souther (left) sits with Principal Sonja Bennett during a break from organizing her new classroom. 4 The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014

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By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Bowling Green Elementary is waiting to have kids back in theclassrooms. Students are in for a change this year as new reading and math pro grams are now in place. Not to men tion they have to prepare for thenew tests replacing FCAT 2.0 thisyear. To help with the new Florida Standards, the program i-Ready waspurchased. Although this readingand math program is computer-based, BGE has purchased work books that go along with theprogram for second through fifthgrades. Workbooks have also been pur chased for kindergarten throughfifth graders for the series Go Math!Updates for Everglades math havebeen made for second through fifthgrade and Stars and Cars for readinghas also seen adjustments. Other updates at BGE involve computers. Now, each class has atleast six student stations and will beequipped with Windows 7. Programs such as Saxon Phonics, Think Central, Math Facts in aFlash and Renaissance Reading andMath have proven to work at BGE and will continue to be a part of theschool’s curriculum. According to Principal Kathy Clark, “Teachers, staff and studentsworked very hard to make impres sive gains in the areas of readingand math.” Although BGE remaineda C school, there was an increase of75 points from the previous schoolyear. Clark attributes these gains to a dedicated staff that is constantlymaking adjustments to boost theschool’s performance. “I am hon ored to work with such an amazingfaculty and staff,” she said. One of the things done to help kids in reading was restructure theAccelerated Reader program. Acommittee set a school-wide goalfor students to read 25 millionwords for the year. Not only didthey meet that goal, students readmore than double that amount. Theyset the bar at 53 million words read. To celebrate this grand achieve ment and students who met the ARchallenge, prizes and rewards weregiven to the hardworking readers.One of the rewards was watchingthe administrators and some teach ers eat chocolate-covered grasshop pers. The committee has created a new goal, 60 million words. Clark says she can’t wait to see what the stu dents will want the staff to do nextyear. One area which Clark says the school will have to focus on is im plementing the Florida Standardsand making sure all children get theproper education they deserve. Asthe curriculum used to teach thesestandards is demanding, thirdthrough fifth grades will departmen talize for the upcoming year. This will help teachers focus on one area at a time and will give themmore flexibility in covering all thematerial. BGE does not want any students to fall behind, therefore it will con tinue to hold after-school programsfor students who need extra help inreading and math. Clark asks that parents be in volved with their children’s educa tion and have material around thehouse for them to read. She sayskids mimic their parents, and thatparents should read as well as ex plain books and other printed mate rial to them. This year there were two new hires, Hannah Spinks for secondgrade and Carey Crawford will be come the guidance counselor. Open house is tomorrow (Friday) from 1 to 3 p.m. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Principal Kathy Clark proudly stands in front of the school’s d ata wall, which is located in the newer building at Bowling Green El ementary. This wall shows graphs and reports on the progressstudents at BGE have made over time. Bowling Green Elementary Supply List KINDERGARTEN @ 2 packages of pencils (plain yellow or orange) @&3)8&3.9.?*7 @ 1 pair blunt end scissors @1&7,*5.30*7&8*78 @ 4 boxes of 8 or 16 count Crayola crayons @r47,1:*89.(08 @ 1 supply box (not Zipper case) @.718Bn'4=6:&79%.514('&,8 @ 1 backpack (large enough to hold a notebook @&7,*94<*1 @ Boys – 1 box gallon Ziploc bags @n5&(0=542&70*78 @ 1 composition notebook FIRST GRADE @ 1 box of 16 crayons @'4=*84+5*3(.18342*(-&3.(&1 @ 1 pair blunt tip scissors @n5&(04+,1:*89.(08@n8:551>'4= @ 1 pack cap erasers @n(42548.9.43'440@n'&(05&(0 @ 1 pack Expo markers @&3)8&3.9.?*7 SECOND GRADE @5&(084+5*3(.18342*(-&3.(&1@!(.88478'1:39@+41)*785743,8<.9-54(0*98@n5&(05*3(.1945*7&8*78@ 1 box Crayola crayons (24) @(42548.9.43'4408 @ 2 packs loose-leaf paper (wide ruled) @-.,-1.,-9*78 @.718Bn'4=6:&79%.514('&,8@&3)8&3.9.?*7@1:*89.(08@4>8Bn'4=,&1143%.514('&,8@n5&(0=542&70*78 THIRD GRADE @5&(04+5*3(.18342*(-&3.(&1@4147*)5*3(.18@ 5 plastic pocket folders (red, yellow, blue, green, orange) @ 2 packs loose-leaf paper (wide ruled) @n5&(05*3(.1945*7&8*78 @1:399.58(.88478@85.7&1349*'440@&3)8&3.9.?*7@.718Bn'4=6:&79%.514('&,8@4>8Bn'4=,&1143%.514('&,8@ Highlighters (1 yellow) @n5&(0=542&70*78@n'4=(7&>438 @ 1 composition notebook @n5&(0,1:*89.(08 FOURTH GRADE @ 5 folders (3 prongs with 2 pockets) (red, yellow, blue, green, orange) @ 2 packs loose-leaf paper (wide ruled) @n5&(0(4147*)5*3(.18 @n5&(04+5*3(.18342*(-&3.(&1@n5&(04+=542&70*78@ Hand sanitizer @n8:'/*(9349*'440@.,-1.,-9*78r5&(0 @ 1 pack pencil top erasers FIFTH GRADE @ Pencils (no mechanical) @n5&.7'1:399.58(.88478@.,-1.,-9*78 @ 4 folders (3 prongs with 2 pockets) (1-red, 1-blue, 1-yellow, 1-green) @ Crayons or colored pencils (no markers) @1&7,*5.30*7&8*78 @ 2 packs loose leaf paper (wide ruled) @n85.7&1349*'440 @ Hand sanitizer @nD7.3,'.3)*7 @ 2 composition notebooks @n5&(0=542&70*78 BGE: 60 Million Words & More Grasshoppers? bts August 14, 2014, The HeraldAdvocate 5

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North Wauchula Elementary Supply List KINDERGARTEN < 2 packs of crayons (16 or 24) <."--*4,"34$*44034#-6/55*1 #*/%&38*5)10$,&543*/(4"/%1-"45*$'30/5$07&3<13*."3:83*5*/(+063/"-4$0.104*5*0/#00,4<1-"45*$'0-%&3410$,&54<-"3(&1*/,&3"4&34=/053"11&3,&&1&34$-&"37*&83*/(#*/%&3$-&"3'30/51"$,&5<"$,1"$,/030--*/(#"$,1"$,4
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By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate With new tests in place for all students this year, North WauchulaElementary will be working hard toget its students ready. Principal Tracey Nix says the biggest change this year is the writ ing style for fourth and fifthgraders. Before students wereasked to do creative prompts, nowthere are more elements to the test. Now with all students following the new Florida Standards, Nix is looking at the standards, takingthem apart and trying to figure out aplan to best help the students dowell on the tests. She feels confident students will be able to handle these new assess ments, as she says the language artsportion is similar to what studentshave been doing for the CommonCore Standards. Nix says every year the focus be comes narrower, however they areall looking to have each child be onthe level he is supposed to be on. As a whole, the school is on the rightpath. NWE managed to boost itsgrade from a D to a C. Something that may also help in boosting that score a little higher isi-Ready. Nix was actually looking atthis program last year in the hopesthe school would implement it soon.Now that all the elementary schoolsin the district have, Nix is lookingforward to getting the kids started aswell. She says every child from kinder garten through fifth grade will havethe opportunity to work on the com puter-based program. This particularprogram was designed to helpteachers pinpoint students’ weak nesses so they can then focus onthose areas and work harder onthem. This year, Nix hopes to have an art club meet once a month and islooking toward maybe starting arunning club in the morning beforeschool. She is also looking forwardto getting a new playground, as theschool won a Mosaic grant. Thesetup for the new play area shouldstart in mid-September. A few ways Nix says parents can help their children is by showingthey are interested in what theirchild is doing. She urges parents totalk with the teachers and supportthem. She also asks that parents tellkids what they expect of them andto also read together. NWE had to say goodbye to one retiree, Vickie Conerly, who was theliteracy coach. New staff at the school includes Megan Poreda and Chantelle Garciafor first grade, Kate Schafheimer forsecond grade, Kristifer Harden forthird grade, Beth Brock for fourthgrade, Laura Kramer in fifth grade,Karen Hale as an exceptional stu dent education teacher, AmandaOutley as a paraprofessional andKrystin Chapman as the new guid ance counselor. Open house is tomorrow (Friday) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO When asked about her favorite place in the school, PrincipalTracey Nix picked out a little garden near her office. She en joys going out to the peaceful spot to think and occasionally join some students who also appreciate the peace and quiet. NWE: Confident Pupils Can Meet New Standards www.WauchulaStateBank.com 863-773-4151 Welcome Back To School Benny HashBuilding ContractorHash Plumbing608 S. 6th Ave. Wauchula773-9294Have A Great Year! F REE S OFT D RINK with Meal Purchase for Students & Teachers Must Bring Coupon (No Photo Copies) nrrr 767-5300 ITALIAN RESTAURANT bts Central Pump and Irrigation, Inc. Computer Designed Irrigation Systems Pumps and Irrigation Supplies RON HENDERSON 2318 E. Main St. Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 773-6259 bts August 14, 2014, The HeraldAdvocate 7

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Sports Program Boasts Wide Variety By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Do you prefer a team sport or to compete as an individual? Of the more than two dozen sports in the Hardee County SchoolSystem, there’s some for those wholike the camaraderie of group sportsand some for those who like to excelas individuals, such as tennis orswimming. Hardee claimed a half-dozen high school district championships lastseason as well as the sixth HeartlandConference Championship in foot ball and first in junior high softball. The high school variety starts with football, volleyball, golf, crosscountry, and swimming and divingin the fall. It ends with softball,baseball, tennis, boys weightlifting,and track and field in the spring. In between are boys and girls soc cer, boys and girls basketball andgirls weightlifting. At the juniorhigh, it is football and girls softballin the fall, basketball for both girlsand boys in the winter and girls vol leyball in the spring when the boysbegin play in their various baseballleagues. Each of the sports has its own two-year level of competition, basedon the school population in 2012and number of schools competing inthat sport. Most of the Hardee highschool sports are in Class 5A, thesame as last season, although socceris in 3A, cross country, swimmingand golf are in 2A and weightliftingis in 1A. Fall football starts early, with the varsity playing in the Kickoff Clas sic at Auburndale as Coach BuddyMartin gets another season under way. JV football under Head CoachRod Smith is right behind with itsfirst opponent, Mulberry, on Aug.28 on its own turf. Other fall sports schedules are not yet available, but include a blend ofnew and old coaches. StephanieMier and Amy Monts De Oca willhead up girls volleyball, and TracyPate and Tammy Pohl will take overboys and girls swimming. Don Trewwill handle cross country, while Byron Jarnagin and Val Patarini willdo the same with girls and boysgolf, respectively. There currently are no known coaching changes in basketball, soc cer or girls weightlifting in the win ter sports season, nor in baseball,softball, boys weightlifting, tennisor track and field in the spring. Melissa Carlton and her staff, and Mark Carlton and his staff hope torepeat as champions in the juniorhigh fall sports, and girls volleyballhopes to start its dynasty soon. bts www.jazzercise.com Jazzercise Heartland bts HardeeCounty Disposal Plastic/Glass Aluminum/Metal Cardboard/Newspaper bts 8 The HeraldAdvocate, August 14, 2014

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ZSE: Planning For An Engaging Year Ahead By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate This will be an engaging year for Zolfo Springs Elementary. The staff at ZSE is motivated to get all students engaged in class room activities and focused onlearning. This year, teachers will gothrough two days of Kagan training.Kagan strategies are meant to helpengage students in active learning. Principal Melanie Henderson says “when students are engagedthey pay attention, they’re moti vated, they learn more and the learn ing sticks. Engaged students alsoexperience much more academicsuccess and are less likely to ‘fall through the cracks.’ ” The school’s goal this year is for all students to experience academicgreatness. Teachers will help pro mote having “students with aca demic greatness” by wearing“SWAG” shirts during open house. Another way Henderson hopes to keep the focus on learning is by con tinuing with positive behavior sup port (PBS). She says this programhas been highly effective in decreas ing the amount of office referrals. PBS is done by teachers encour aging positive behavior and evenhanding out “Cat Cash” to studentswho exhibit it. Teachers are urged tonot just reprimand students who dis play negative behavior, but toreteach positive behaviors and ac tions. Henderson says the ultimategoal is for teachers to spend theirtime engaging students in academ ics rather than constantly correctingmisbehavior. This year, all students will have to be engaged in learning in order tobe prepared for the new FloridaStandards Assessment. All of theteachers at ZSE have been given thelink to take the FSA practice tests.Many have already taken the tests inorder to get a glimpse at what theirstudents will be doing in the spring. Henderson said she has also taken the assessments and foundthem to be challenging, but says stu dents will be able to handle it. To prepare students, i-Ready will be a useful tool. Workbooks that goalong with the computer-based pro gram, have been purchased forkindergarten through fifth grade. i-Ready apps will also be used forreading and math. ZSE has continued to increase the amount of computers in class rooms. Every room has four to sixwork stations, and promethean in teractive boards have been installedin all but one of the firstthroughfifth-grade classrooms. Also, threeclassrooms in the school areequipped with an iPad for every stu dent. Students will now get 40 more minutes of computer lab time tomake sure they are receivingenough time in remedial and supple mental instruction. Although Henderson is disap pointed ZSE again received a Dgrade, she is proud and excited thatthe score increased by 39 pointsfrom the previous year. ZSE actu ally had enough points to receive aC, but did not make enoughprogress in the lowest quartile forstudents in math. This is an auto matic one letter-grade penalty. Henderson said, “Students and teachers worked extremely hard andare to be commended on their greatachievements. We at ZSE see thattrend continuing for the upcomingyear.” Teaching can also be done at home. Henderson asks parents tospend time reading with their chil dren every day. She also asks thatparents show their support for theschool. Changes in staff have been made at ZSE, starting with the retirementof first-grade teacher Cathy Tish. Seven other teachers were put in adifferent grade level or group. New teachers include Samantha Berry and Erica Durrance, fourthgrade; Debra Hussey and Regina Ussery, fifth grade; and JeanetteLunn, reading remediation. There isstill one slot to be filled. Open house will be tomorrow (Friday) from 1 to 3 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary Supply List *NO rolling backpacks *NO mechanical pencils *NO pencil sharpeners *NO trapper keepers Please label all of your child’s supplies with his/her name. KINDERGARTEN @ 12 pencils (sharpened) @5&.74+8(.88478'1:39*3)*)431> @'4=4+n(7&>438B49<.89&'1*(7&>438@'.,5.30*7&8*78@ 6 big glue sticks—No glue bottles @ Small plastic school box – No zippers Please see teacher for other supplies needed FIRST GRADE @ 1 backpack @8:551>'4=@n51&89.(89:)*39+41)*78 @ 1 box of crayons and colored pencils @n'.,,1:*89.(08 @ 1 pair of scissors @n(42548.9.43'4408@n'.,*7&8*78 @ 24 pencils #2 @'4991*4+*72$@)7>*7&8*2&70*78 @ Boys —1 box of gallon-size Ziploc bags @ Girls— 1 box of quart-size Ziploc bags SECOND GRADE Please bring theses supplies to Open House@ 1 box Crayola crayons (24 count) @8-&75*3*)5*3(.18 @ 1 pair of Fiskars scissors for kids (pointed tip) @ 4 plastic pocket folders with prongs (pockets on bottom) 1—red, 1—yellow, 1—blue, 1—green @5*3(.1'4=+478947&,* @ Girls—gallon Ziploc bags @4>8B6:&79%.514('&,8 @ 1 ruler with inches and centimeters clearly marked @'&(05&(0 @'4991*4+*72$@-.,-1.,-9*7&3>(4147@,1:*89.(08@ 2 large pink erasers @n85.7&1'4:3)349*'4408 @ 1 pack of index cards @5&(04+89.(0>349*8 THIRD GRADE @ 2 glue sticks @nn5*3(.18@*3(.1'&, @ 2 pocket folders with prongs (1 blue, 1 green) @ 2 packs of cap erasers @85.7&1'4:3)349*'440 @ Boys—1 box gallon-size Ziploc bags @'4=4+n(7&>438 @ Girls—1 box quart-size Ziploc bags @5&.74+8(.88478 @n5&(08<.)*7:1*)349*'4405&5*7 FOURTH GRADE @ 2 packs of yellow #2 pencils @nD7.3,'.3)*7 @ 3 folders with prongs and pockets @n,1:*89.(08 @ 3 spiral bound notebooks @1.5'4&7) @ 3 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper @5&.74+8(.88478 @ Crayons, colored pencils, or markers @5&(04+(&5*7&8*78 @ Boys—quart Ziploc bags @.718B,&1143%.514('&,8 FIFTH GRADE @ 3 plastic folders with prongs and pockets @1.5'4&7) @ Continuous supply of yellow #2 pencils @5&.74+8(.88478 @ Colored markers or colored pencils @7>*7&8*72&70*78 @ Pencil box @n,1:*89.(08@'4991*4+*72$ @ 2 packs lined notebook paper @'4=4+,&11438.?*%.514('&,8 @ 3 spiral bound notebooks @5&(04+89.(0>349*8 PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Principal Melanie Henderson is putting the finishing touches on new books that have come in to the Zolfo Springs Elementary li brary. These new books are for the Accelerated Reader program. C C a a t t ’ ’ s s O O n n M M a a i i n n 117 East Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 Ph: (863)773-6565 catsonmain.com nr rrn rrn bts Good Luck! Go Cats!Stephanie Gugle Computer TechIn Home Service Phone (863) 781-9720s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com bts August 14, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9

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Wildcat Season Kicks Off Aug. 22 By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Nearly two dozen seniors will lead the Hardee Wildcats into grid iron action in 2014. The season starts with the Kickoff Classic at Auburndale on Aug. 22and continues through Nov. 7 athome against North Port. In between are a visit to Jesuit on Aug. 29 and another to Fort Meadeon Sept. 5. After a visit from Se bring on Sept. 12, and an early breakweek, the Cats go to Frostproof onSept. 26 and Booker in an unusualThursday game on Oct. 2. There’s a trio of home games, Avon Park on Oct. 10, BradentonBayshore on Oct. 17 and BradentonSoutheast on Oct. 24. The annual rivalry against DeS oto, the oldest in the state, in its 94thclash, will be in Arcadia on Thurs day, Oct. 30 before the season finaleagainst North Port at home. Hardee remains in Class 5A foot ball, for schools with a 2012 popu lation of 1,049 to 1,573. TheWildcats are in Region 4, District13, along with Bradenton Bayshore,Sarasota Booker, Bradenton South east and DeSoto. Hardee finished the 2013 season with a 9-1 record and a districtchampionship, its only loss early inthe season to Fort Meade. The Cats continued to win the re gional quarterfinal and semifinalgames before losing the regionalfinal to American Heritage, theeventual 5A state champion. Five players from the 2013 team are going on to play college ball:Keyon Brown with the Universityof Georgia; Luke Palmer at the Uni versity of Central Florida; NelsonBethea at Warner University; andTimmy Steedley and James Greeneat the Atlanta Sports Academy. Fifth-year coach Buddy Martin has an equally adept team for theupcoming season, with a couple al ready getting good looks and offersfrom colleges. While it will be junior Marco DeLeon and soph Hayden Lindseyproviding the quarterback leader ship, most of the help will comefrom the senior class. Wide receiverDerrick Graham and running backKeyonte Holley will be the go-tomen, but expect help also from re ceivers Jordan Jones, DaltonBethea, and Sahmaud Blandin andtight ends Deshawndre “Debo”McMillian and Roby Paris. Seniors looking to step up to the task are Alex Clarke, Nick Johnson,Tomas Gomez, John Snell, TylerBragg and Omar Santiago. Defensively, look for Graham, Holley, McMillian, Clarke, Santiagoand a variety of underclassmen tostop the opposition from scoring. Senior lineman expected to do their jobs offensively and defen sively are Blaiaine Molitor, Robert Torres, Jose Gonzalez, RyanRamirez, Randi Lopez, Devin Pear son, Blake Crawley, HunterBauknight and McMillian. Pulling it all together with Martin are assistants Dale Carlton, offen sive coordinator; Steve Rewis, de fensive coordinator; Travis Tubbs,receivers; Chris Cook, running backs; and Shawn Rivers, defensiveline coach. The junior varsity compiled a 5-3 record last season. Head Coach Rod Smith and assis tants Barry White, Lee Thomas,Uvaldo Sanchez and Justin Englishcontinue to prepare underclassmento become varsity-level players. The JV season usually begins the last weekend in August and contin ues to mid-October when, hope fully, a number of them will beready to join the varsity ranks. The breeding ground for success ful Wildcat football continues to bethe Hardee Junior High Cats, whichhad their fifth unbeaten season in2013, continuing a win streak nowat 35 consecutive victories. Along the way, they claimed the sixth consecutive Heartland Confer ence championship. Head Coach Mark Carlton and as sistants Jason Clark, West Palmer,Gerry Lindsey, John Sharp and Der ren Bryan make sure their playershave good basic blocking, tackling,running and catching skills to com pete at the high-school level. And, what would football be without cheerleaders? Captains Rayna Parks and Dana Terrell set the varsity tone, with fel low cheerleaders Co-CaptainMariah Edenfield, Danielle Smith,Milli Jones, Cheyanne Skinner,Amy Davila, Caryssa Johnson,Nuneya Friedman, Kayla Albritton,Emily Bennett, Ally Dotson, Mea gan McCullough, Kristian Judah,Joselyn Thompson, Jakayla Mosleyand Brooke Fones. The JV cheerleaders are Kendall Winter, Cameron “Cammy” Bur nett, Darby Farr, Faith Hays, AbbyClark, Brenna Parker, Holly Brown,Rajhay Clark, Andrea Crawford,Brianna Waters, Taylor Bone andAvery Bunch. From the staff of Ponger-Kays-Grady $$!$(%%(nrrn(! "'#"'! ""-(%$ '!(),$'r."%-!'%)!%$$' n,'%$',$'."#%(,(%#. '!()!!"" !( !$%*'!")($-%*'( ') %%"' "%-!rrr +$$ !$( '!()%& '!!'%,$ "-!"' -))!"' bts Varsity Schedule Aug. 22AuburndaleAway7:30 (Kickoff Classic) Aug. 29JesuitAway7:30Sept. 5Fort MeadeAway7:30Sept. 12SebringHome7:30 (Mosaic Night) Sept. 26Frostproof Away7:30Oct. 2**Booker*Away7:30Oct. 10Avon Park Home7:30 (Homecoming) Oct. 17Bayshore*Home7:30Oct. 24Southeast* Home7:30 (Bradenton) Oct. 30**DeSoto* Away7:30 (Battle For The Buck Carlton Trophy) Nov. 7North PortHome 7:30 (Senior Night) Junior Varsity Schedule Aug. 28MulberryAway7:00Sept. 4DeSotoAway7:00Sept. 11Fort MeadeHome7:00Sept. 18FrostproofHome7:30Sept. 25Lake PlacidAway 7:00Oct. 2SebringHome7:00Oct. 9Avon ParkAway7:00Oct. 16JesuitHome6:30 10D "&!$%%#$

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HJH: An Earlier Start To Successful Careers By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Middle schoolers in the district will have to “rise and shine” a littlesooner on the first day of school. Hardee Junior High will start classes just a few minutes earlierthis year. Principal Doug Herronsays this move was done to benefitstudents by having all classes lastthe same amount of time, thereforeincreasing the time each teacherspends with her students. The first bell of the school day will ring at 8:12 a.m., while the bellto indicate the start of first period isat 8:16 a.m. The end of the school day will be at 3 p.m., same as last year. Thismeans each of the seven class peri ods all students have will last 50minutes. These extra few minutes will hopefully help HJH continue toboost its school grade. Herron saysthat although the school isn’t at agood grade, D, it is moving in theright direction as it managed to in crease the grade from last year’s F. One way that will help students boost grades is the AdvancementVia Individual Determination(AVID) program. This is the secondyear AVID has been at HJH, andHerron says it went really well. This system was meant to help students focus on education andtheir lives after high school and col lege. AVID is intended to help in crease rigor by using inquiry-basedstrategies to engage students in whatthey are studying. The end result is for students to gain a greater understanding ofmore complex matters they willsooner or later be learning. Because the program did well, AVID will now be offered to sixthgraders. An AVID elective will betaught by Claire Thomas. Other classes added this year in clude a geometry class for eighthgraders and two new career andtechnology classes. In the career andtech classes, students will work onMicrosoft Office and can obtaintheir industry certification if theysuccessfully complete the course. Herron wants all of the students to be prepared academically tomove on to the next grade level. Hisfocus is to teach the students at theirappropriate level so they will suc cessfully complete school and thengo on to be successful in their ca reers. In order for this to happen, Her ron says he needs help from parents.He asks that parents communicatewith the school and be proactive,which he says goes for teachers aswell. He urges parents not to wait are a language arts/reading teacher,an exceptional student educationteacher for math, a sixth-grade aca demic coach and a math academiccoach. Open house for seventh graders is today (Thursday) from 1 to 3 p.m.and for eighth graders from 4 to 6p.m. For students entering sixth grade, it will be tomorrow (Friday) from 1to 3 p.m. for their child’s teacher to get intouch with them and instead ask fora conference if they see their childstruggling. Herron says kids are more apt to do what they are supposed to if theyknow there is active communicationgoing on between their parents andteachers. There were no retirees at HJH, however there are several newteachers. Ready to start the year areKim Davis in sixth-grade science,Mike Roberts in seventh-grademath, Maria Bina for seventhandeighth-grade math and KimSchraeder, Cynthia Marotti, LucyRinger, Brandie Cloud and JulieHancock in language arts/reading. Positions still needing to be filled 6 wks to 12 yearsVPK & after school care from Wauchula, North Wauchula & Hilltop Elementary863-767-8885nr bts B B a a n n q q u u e e t t R R o o o o m m & & C C a a t t e e r r i i n n g g A A v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e 2 2 0 0 2 2 W W . M M a a i i n n S S t t r r e e e e t t S S u u i i t t e e 1 1 0 0 1 1 W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 7 7 3 3 P P h h : : ( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 7 7 6 6 7 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 4 4 M M o o n n d d a a y y – – F F r r i i d d a a y y 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m t t o o 3 3 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m O O p p e e n n i i n n g g A A g g a a i i n n O O n n F F r r i i d d a a y y s s N N i i g g h h t t s s S S t t a a r r t t i i n n g g S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 2 2 t t h h Hardee Junior High Supply List > No. 2 pencils (not mechanical >n@6-2+&-2()6 > Pencil pouch that will fit in binder >3036)(4)2'-07 > Notebook divider sheets with tabs >%4)6 > Simple basic calculator (needs to have square root) Science Supplies: > Glue sticks > 90)6>$%7,%&0)1%6/)67 > Sticky notes >!'-77367>2()<'%6(7 **Meet with teachers at Open House to see if other supplies are needed nn"6-8+&(7*-7/(;r Come in while they last and get a FREE* School Bag! Stop in & register to win a FREE* <*+4 Tablet ,,+4+93nr *No Purchase Necessary. bts Auto Parts Specialists 6-%&$$ WANTS STUDENTS & TEACHERS TO HAVE A GREAT 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR K K E E M M E E N N ’ ’ S S A A U U T T O O P P A A R R T T S S , I I N N C C . n 214. am pm "(6 am 221 August 14, 2014, The HeraldAdvocate 11

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HES: Working To Stay On Top By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Hilltop Elementary School is still the best in the district. It has been an A school for the past two years in a row, and has ei ther been an A or B school since itsopening in 2007. Principal Doug Herron says the grades aren’t just because of the stu dents; they are also a product of thegreat teachers behind the students.He says the hard work and dedica tion the teachers put in is then re flected when the school grades come out. As a group, the teachers have high expectations for students. Her ron says teachers always hold thestudents to those expectations anddon’t offer them excuses to be ableto opt out of said expectations. The school’s focus this year will be to get all of the students preparedfor the new tests. He says the examhas different standards and is rigor ous, but teachers will work hardthroughout the year to get the stu dents ready by spring, which iswhen they take the new Florida Standards Assessment tests. In order to prepare the students for the year ahead, Herron asks par ents to make sure their children goto school every day and that theycome in well-rested and prepared tostart the day. There are a few new staff mem bers at HES. Mary Lynn Driskell isthe new guidance counselor,Theresa Rosenberg and AlishaEvans will teach third grade, andBlake Farrer and Joan Risner arenew second-grade teachers. Open house is tomorrow (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Principal Doug Herron loves to visit Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten s tudents. During this visit, little ones were busy learning about the letter W. Herron then expan ded on their knowledge by letting them know about the one season that begins with a W, wi nter. Save $2oo on your $1000 purchase. Present this coupon at time of purchase81*2&3:*.*40510/&252$)"3& Vision Ace Hardware225 E. Oak Street, Wauchula773-3148 bts The Sta & Families Of The Town of Zolfo Springs Welcomes All Teachers, Sta & Students Back To School! Have An Awesome Year! 2014-2015 2310 US Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 863-735-0405 bts David Singletary, Agent 305 North 6th Avenue Wauchula, FL 33873 863-773-6100 david.singletary.qydm @statefarm.com g

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HHS: Use Remind 101 To Be Informed By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Want a fast way to get informa tion from Hardee Senior High? Now you can. A relatively new text-messaging system, whichstarted during this last school year,will allow anyone with a cellphoneor e-mail to get instant messages onany important information parents,students and teachers need to know. This messaging system is known as Remind101, or Principal’s Up dates. This one-way text messagingsystem lets the principal send out in formation to those who sign up. Principal Dr. Michele Polk says it will be a good way to keep bothparents and students informed. Shealso mentioned it will be a good toolto use with teachers if there wereever an emergency situation. Anyone can sign up for these up dates, to do so just text @hardeesrto (863) 448-9811. To unsubscribe,just text unsubscribe@hardeesr.Polk says this system is only set upfor texting, therefore nothing willhappen if a call is made to this num ber. To receive e-mails instead, send an e-mail to hardeesr@mail.re mind101.com. The subject line canbe left blank. Another relatively new program that will continue at HHS is the Ad vancement Via Individual Determi nation classes, which has expandedthis year. Before, classes were only offered to ninth and 10th graders; this yearthe program will include 11thgraders. Another change is that now,all incoming freshmen and all AVIDstudents will be required to have athree-inch, three-ring binder to bebetter organized with their courses. “Teacher professional develop ment will continue to focus on theimplementation of AVID strategiesand preparing all students for col lege and career readiness,” saidPolk. Some classes have been added to HHS for the year. They include dualenrollment English, taught by LindaShayman; DE American Sign Lan guage, taught by Nancy Weems,who is also a new teacher; andforensic science. The big differencewith the DE classes is that they willbe offered at HHS instead of thelocal college. Adding these two courses at HHS will give more students the opportu nity to take more advanced courses.Polk hopes to have even more DEcourses by next year. With the new Florida Standard Assessment tests in place this year,all schools are trying to get their stu dents and teachers ready. Polk says she is “highly con cerned” about the new expectationsthe state placed for math. This year,ninth graders are required to takeand pass Algebra 1 End-of-Courseexams at the end of the year. “However, many students enter high school with deficiencies inmath … it’s a big leap for our mathteachers to take a student whoscores level 1 or 2 on the eighth-grade FCAT math test and bringthem to proficiency in Algebra 1 atthe end of their first year in highschool,” said Polk. Although students are able to re take the exam if they don’t pass thefirst time, this is not the objective.The goal is for students to pass thefirst time. In order to help students who are doing poorly in math, increased math support will be provided forincoming ninth graders who scoreda level 1 or 2 on eighth-grade FCATmath. Students who scored a 1 willget a full year of remediation sup port while students who scored a 2will receive remediation during thesecond semester. Polk hopes with the increased time spent on math, students will bemore proficient and will more likelyto pass the Algebra 1 EOC. Another new thing HHS is doing is working with the Management In formation Systems Department tostart on a few pilot technology ini tiatives. Polk is looking to the futureand knows that technology will playan even larger part in schools, and istherefore making subtle changesnow to be better prepared for whenthat day comes. Polk urges parents to talk to their children about school. She says par ents should require their children toprovide evidence of their grades ontests, progress reports, etc. and notjust take their word for it. She also says attendance is criti cal for students to be successful inhigh school, and tells parents not tobe afraid to check on their kids. Infact, she suggests parents go to theattendance office and ask for theirchildren’s attendance records tomake sure they are attending all oftheir classes. HHS has several new staff mem bers this year. James Adler willserve as the new school resource of ficer, Sandy Driskell will be a clinicnurse, Nikki Aubry and Sam Owensas English teachers, Nikki Grahamas a science teacher, KarenGustinger as a reading teacher,Mark Pryor as a social studiesteacher, Karen Albritton is a com puter lab para-professional andMark Garza and Melanie Hendersonwill be para-professionals. Positions for one science teacher and for the band director are stillopen. Open house is tomorrow (Friday) between 1 and 4 p.m. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Here, Lt. Col. Anthony Hingle (left) and Cadet Capt. Jose Sa nchez of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps talk to principal Dr. Michele Polk abou t the evaluation process members of JROTC go through. JROTC is ready to start the new school ye ar with nice clean uniforms and brand new books. Hardee Senior High Supply List All 9th grade students AND all AVID students: J One 3-inch ring binder per semester J%>C41>>:?0?4A J 7 Dividers (one for each course in your schedule) J Pencil pouch that clips into the rings of the 3-inch binder All other 10th, 11th and 12th grade students: J Supplies will be determined by individual classroom teachers Hilltop Elementary Supply List KINDERGARTEN J 2 boxes of Crayola crayons J;<4AOB6;D4BC82:B J 1 pair of Fiskars blunt tip scissors Jr1>CC;4B>5;<4AOB6;D4 J 1 bottle hand sanitizer (boys) Jr?02:B>5?4=28;B J Towel or mat (for the 1st 6 weeks) J;0A644A0B4A J 1 ” 3 ring binder with clear pocket on front J 1 container Clorox or Lysol wipes J 1 box of Ziploc quart or gallon bags (girls) FIRST GRADE J 2 boxes of 24 Crayola crayons J6;D4BC82:B=>6;8CC4A J 4 large pink-wedge pencil eraser J>>:106=>F744;B?;40B4 J Plastic supply/pencil box Jr2>B8C8>=1>>:B=>CB?8A0; J 24—plain yellow No. 2 wooden pencils J&=4?08A>5B28BB>AB J 4—3 pronged folders with pockets Optional J 1—box of Ziploc bags (quart size) JL1>G>5101HF8?4B J 1—8 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer J 1—craft item (such as glitter, pipe cleaners, buttons, ribbon, yarn, stickers, etc. to help with special projects) SECOND GRADE J Small pencil bag or box J%>r?;08=?4=28;B?02:B J 2 packs of crayons J)CD34=CB28BB>ABB<0;;J inch binder J 4 packages of WIDE-RULED notebook paper J 2 pocket folders with middle brackets (paper-solid colors) J 2 highlighters J;D4BC82:BrJ2>B8C8>=1>>: J Dry erase markers (1 pack) JAH4A0B41>0A34A0B4A J 1 pack of 4 large pink erasers J>CC;4>570=3B0=8C8I4A THIRD GRADE J 4 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper J)28BB>AB J 6 folders with pockets and prongs (1 folder must be blue) J 1 pack of 4 Expo Dry erase markers J;D4BC82:B J 5 packs of 24 #2 pencils (NO mechanical pencils!) J 5 composition notebooks J867;867C4A J 2—packs of big pink erasers J)D??;H1>G J 4 boxes of 24 crayons (NO colored pencils) FOURTH GRADE J 2—packs of pencils (NO mechanical pencils) J0=3B0=8C8I4A J 3—composition notebook JrL7867;867C4AB J 1—pack of colored pencils JL?02:B>5;8=43?0?4A J 4—pocket folders (solid color with prongs) J One pair of scissors J0?4A0B4AB FIFTH GRADE J Colored pencils (MUST) J(438=:?4=BC>6A034F8C7 J Highlighters J)28BB>ABJ,0A84CH>5'>BC C=>C4B J One 1 inch 3-ring binder J?02:B>5=>C41>>:?0?4A J Only glue sticks (No glue bottles) J'4=28;B J Pencil bag that can go inside a binder J0?4A0B4AB J 3 composition books (if possible 3 different colors) J Lanyard for student ID card J';0BC82B;44E4B5>A?0?4A J.'&<0A:4AB58=4?>8=CJ8=34A8=B4AC38E834AB *Item is available for purchase from classroom teacher August 14, 2014, The HeraldAdvocate 13

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A A l l a a n n e e A A c c a a d d e e m m y y : : T T e e a a c c h h i i n n g g 7 7 H H a a b b i i t t s s O O f f E E f f f f e e c c t t i i v v e e n n e e s s s s By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate Reading and math aren’t the only things being taught at Alane Acad emy. The only private school in Wauchula doesn’t focus just on the aca demic aspect of school, Alane alsoworks toward having students withgreat character. Alane’s founder and principal, Julie Poucher Taylor, says it is thebase of the whole school and actu ally has a direct impact on learning. Taylor says the school doesn’t re ally have discipline issues and sheattributes that to character educationand having well-behaved students.Character education is based on“The Seven Habits of Highly Effec tive People.” These include: “be proactive,” being in charge of one’s own ac tions; “begin with the end in mind,”meaning have a plan; “put firstthings first,” work first, then play;and “think win-win,” which meanseveryone can win. Also, “seek first to understand, then to be understood,” whichteaches students to listen beforespeaking; “synergize,” which meanstogether is better; “sharpen the saw,”balance feels best. Academically, Alane follows the same standards as the state but does not take many of the tests the localpublic schools do. However,Poucher says students do take astandardized test at the end of theyear. The regular curriculum consists of reading, writing, math, technol ogy, science and social studies. Theschool’s website says the “most im portant goal in regard to the readingcurriculum is to foster a love forreading in every child.” Science and social studies will “flip-flop” this year, meaning oneday students will have one subjectand the next day the other. New courses this year include a music appreciation program, a phys ical education program and now theschool will formally add weekly sci ence labs. Although this school year has yet to begin, Alane is already planningfor next year as well. Poucher saysshe is considering expanding and adding pre-kindergarten to theschool. This year the school day has ex tended its hours slightly. The schoolday now begins at 7:45 a.m. andends at 2:15 p.m. Poucher says itwas her teachers who requested theday to be longer, and thinks it willonly benefit the students. Alane Academy is accepting ap plications for students in kinder garten through fifth grade.Admission to the school is deter mined by academics, conduct, workhabits and attendance records. To apply for Alane, schedule a meeting with Poucher to receive anadmission packet or to apply for ascholarship. Meetings can be sched uled by calling 773-3192 or bygoing to alaneacademy.com. An open house for students who are already enrolled at Alane Acad emy will be today (Thursday) in theevening. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The founder and principal of Alane Academy, Julie Poucher Tay lor, stands in front of the school’s seven principles: be proac tive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then to be understood, synergiz e and sharpen the saw. bts Biking &WalkingSafely Does your child walk or bike to school? Whatever his age or level of ex perience, take the time to go overthese important safety reminderswith him: :'(+$.!("8"+$1(#$(-3'$ same direction as traffic. :'(+$!(*(-&.!$8 ++31 %%(" signs, signals and lane markings. :+6 826$ 1 !1(&'35$23.1 3 tach neon-bright flags. :$#$231( -22'.4+#42$3'$2(#$ walk if there is one; if not, walk onthe side of the road which faces traf fic. :1.22231$$32.-+86'$1$/$#$2 trians are expected, such as at cor ners and in crosswalks. :$5(2(!+$$ 1!1(&'3 -#1$ flective colors on your clothes,shoes and/or wristbands. 14 The HeraldAdvocate, August 14, 2014

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Hooray! No More FCAT! New Standards Bring New Assessmen ts By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate FCAT is no more!Well, for the most part anyway.In March, Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart an-nounced a new set of tests will begiven to students this school year toreplace FCAT 2.0. However a fewstudents will still take FCAT 2.0tests for the 2014-15 year. Students who did not pass FCAT 2.0 reading the first time it was takenwill need to retake the test and passin order to graduate. Also, FCAT 2.0science will still be administered tofifth and eighth graders. The decision to do away with most FCAT 2.0 tests was due to the“new, more rigorous standards” tohelp Florida students succeed. Ac cording to Stewart, FCAT 2.0 nolonger serves the purpose of meas uring student’s progress andachievement. These new tests are supposed to assess student’s knowledge ofFlorida Standards, “which will pre pare them for success in college, ca reers and life,” said State Board ofEducation Chairman Gary Char trand. The new assessments were made to measure every child’s progressand achievements, and have an in creased emphasis on analyticalthinking. The tests are meant toshow how much a student actuallyknows about a subject. Although there are multiplechoice questions, students will also have to create graphs, interact withsome of the test content and writeand respond in different ways thanthe traditional tests students havebeen taking. These tests, known as the Florida Standards Assessments in EnglishLanguage Arts and Mathematics,will be administered by a non-profitorganization called the American In stitutes for Research. With new tests, come new grades.After students take the test for the first time in the spring, the “requiredstandard-setting process” will takeplace during the summer. Expecta tions will then be set and a newbaseline will be in place for schoolgrading. Stewart says this baseline “will more accurately reflect student per formance on the new standards andassessments.” Some things will, for the most part, remain the same. Students who are going into the third grade for the 2014-15 year willbe expected to earn a certain score,to be determined in the spring, onthe English Language Arts assess ment in order to move on to the nextgrade. Students going into 10th grade or taking Algebra 1 will also have toearn a certain score, on their ELAtests and the Algebra 1 assessmentto meet graduation requirements.They will have the chance to retakethe tests if necessary. Gov. Rick Scott set out to have this new assessment meet eight Stewart said this new assessment was developed with “an unprece dented amount of public input.” Shegoes on to say this test gives teach ers more flexibility in the classroomto make their own decisions and tobe able to prepare students to ana lyze and think. Parents or students who want to see what the new tests will be likecan go online and take practice tests.Visit fsassessments.org, click on“Training Tests” and then click“Take the Training Test.” More in formation about the test can also befound on the above website. goals to “ensure the best outcomefor Florida students.” Some of thosegoals are that the results of thescores be prompt, there be no signif icant change in testing time, no sig nificant increase in cost for the test,and to provide appropriate accom modations for exceptional students. Monday, August 18 W W e e w w i i s s h h a a l l l l s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s a a n n d d s s t t a a f f f f a a s s a a f f e e a a n n d d e e v v e e n n t t f f u u l l y y e e a a r r ! Welcome Back 773-4136 Winners never quit and quitters never win! bts Soon school will be back in ses sion, and those bright yellow buseswill be making their rounds. Remember to give them plenty of space. But, mostly, pay attention while driving. Most drivers don’t know where every school bus stop is, and thatmoment of distraction while an-swering a cellphone or adjusting thestereo can mean the difference inplowing into the back of a schoolbus or safely stopping. Or, worse, hitting a group of chil dren boarding the bus instead of sit ting behind the wheel safelywatching them and waiting for theall-clear. Read and remember the follow ing: 8,1,/&010/"/".2&/"!1,01,when approaching a school bus withits red lights flashing and “STOP”arms extended. 8%",+)61&*"1/##& !,"0+,1 need to stop is if there is a raisedbarrier, such as a concrete divider,or at least five feet of unpaved spaceseparating the lanes of traffic — andyou are on that other side! 8,1,/&0100%,2)!")"/1+! watch for children, especially nearschools, bus stops, school buses andin school parking lots. 812001,-0 %&)!/"+0%,2)! wait in a safe place away from theroad. 8%&)!/"+0%,2)!"12$%1+,1 to engage in horseplay, running,pushing or shoving while waitingfor their school bus. 8%&)!/"+0%,2)!+"3"/4)(" hind a bus. 8,1,/&0100%,2)!0),4!,4+ around schools, and everywherewhen buses are making their rounds. 8"*"*"/1,-,+"!&!0 Ahead! Stop On Red, Kids Ahead! All the staff at Bowling Green Small Engine would like to send you the very best wishes for the new school year 2014 –2015. We would like to bless you all with success, and happiness in achieving your goals this new school year. God Bless you and welcome back Hardee County Teachers, Staff, and Students. 1! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1 1! 1! Bowling Green Small Engine, Inc. nr/0r+/('*&,%%*n1rn bts August 14, 2014, The HeraldAdvocate 15

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Safety: Schools Train For Varied Events By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate FCAT is no more!Teachers worry about what they will do that day to grab every stu dent’s attention. Today, this isn’t the only worry teachers and principals have fortheir students. The safety of schools across the country comes into question eachtime an attack on a school happens,whether it’s a shooting, stabbing oranother great act of violence. Here in Hardee County, all prin cipals have that thought in the backof their minds and have proceduresin place not only for attacks but alsofor fires and other circumstances in volving bad weather. Wauchula Elementary recently had a mock shooting take place on campus. Both of the administratorsfrom that school took part in the sce nario and were able to learn a lot. Principal Sonja Bennett says one of the major things she noted wasthat officers responding to theshooting were taking longer in iden tifying some of the teachers on cam pus because they were not wearingidentification. She says this year all teachers and staff will wear ID badges that willproperly identify them. The school itself has two lock down drill procedures a year, and allstudents practice being quiet. Ben nett says she wants to provide a safeenvironment for students and iswilling to talk to students if they dohave serious concerns about beingsafe while in school. At Zolfo Springs Elementary, to be safe and secure, but they don’twant that to be the students’ focus. The principal of Hardee Senior High, Dr. Michele Polk, says any actof violence at a school “is everyprincipal’s worst nightmare.” HHS has lockdown drills in place that involve the local Sheriff’s Of fice. She says every student willknow of proper procedures for lock down, fire and tornado drills as theEnglish classes will be in charge ofgoing over that information withthem. lockdown, tornado and fire drills arealso done every year. One thing theschool would use in case of anemergency involving the wholeschool is red and green cards. Principal Melanie Henderson says teachers are instructed to put eithera green card in the window if every one inside is OK, or a red card indi cating someone inside needs help. At North Wauchula Elementary all outside doors to the school arelocked, preventing anyone who has n’t checked in at the front officefrom going to any of the classrooms.All teachers are also instructed tokeep their keys with them at alltimes. In the past, “intruder drills” have been conducted, and PrincipalTracey Nix said the students didvery well. At Bowling Green Elementary, every visitor must sign-in and showproper identification. PrincipalKathy Clark says the school hasmonthly fire and tornado drills, andlockdown drills are in place andhave been conducted. At Hilltop Elementary and Hardee Junior High, the outsidegates of the school are locked duringschool hours. One major change thatwas done recently was the schoolchanged where the attendance de partment is. Attendance is now atthe front desk of the school, mean ing there is no reason for anyonewho doesn’t work at the school togo beyond that front desk. Principal Doug Herron says they are always looking for the schools bts New Vision Learning Center Accepting registrations Infants thru 5th Grade 2920 Schoolhouse Road Zolfo Springs A Ministry of New Vision Worship Center DCF Lic.# C10HA0516 bts Lunches and snacks provided. Paticipants of the USDA Food Program. Call 863-735-8586 !##$ nn$n r"$!! Hardee Signs Plus T’s Don’t Fear The New School Year! Make an awesome first impression with spirit wear from Hardee Signs Plus T’s. 16 The HeraldAdvocate, August 14, 2014

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Now’s The Time ToImmunize The March of Dimes urges par ents to immunize their childrenagainst infectious diseases beforethe beginning of the 2014-15 schoolyear. Influenza, pertussis (whooping cough) and measles are just a few ofthe serious vaccine-preventable dis eases that still affect children andadults in the United States today. “Immunizations are as important today as they were in the age ofpolio in the 1950s, when the Marchof Dimes funded the pioneeringwork that resulted in the vaccinethat still is used today against thisdeadly disease,” says Dr. KarenHarris, head of the Program Serv ices Committee for the March ofDimes Florida Chapter. “Back-to-school season is the time of the year when we especiallyencourage kids to get their shots toprotect their health,” she adds. Even small groups of unimmu nized people can quickly spread dis ease, Dr. Harris points out. In the U.S., both measles and whooping cough are at epidemicrates. According to the Florida Depart ment of Health, the most recentschool year (2013-14) immuniza tion status reports for all 67 Floridacounties indicate vaccination ratesof: >-2()6+%68)2n4)6')28 (State and National Goal = 95) >"):)28,+6%()rr4)6')28 (State Goal = 95; National Goal =90) ><)%630(',-0(6)2n 86.72 percent (State and NationalGoal = 90) Buckle Up!It’s The Law& It’s Wise Seatbelts and child restraint seats keep your young “cargo” protected. Here are the facts:>9'/0)947)%8&)08-7<396 vehicle’s most important safety fea ture, but it only works if you use it. >036-(%0%;6)59-6)78,)97)3* seatbelts by drivers of motor vehi cles and all children riding in a ve hicle under the age of 18. >))4',-0(6)2-28,)&%'/7)%8 at least through age 12, if possible.Front seat air bags, when deployed,can be dangerous to children. >2);0%;8%/-2+)**)'8-2%2 uary 2015 will require children 4and 5 years of age to ride in abooster seat. PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Hardee County school bus driver Lynn Roberts is happy to welcome students back to school on Monday. SEE YOU AT THE BUS STOP August 14, 2014, The HeraldAdvocate 19

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Head Coach: Buddy Martin Head Coach: Rod Smith VARSITY JR. VARSITY Aug. 22 AuburndaleAway7:30 (Kickoff Classic) Aug. 29 JesuitAway7:30 Sept. 5Fort Meade Away7:30 Sept. 12 SebringHome7:30 (Mosaic Night) Sept. 26 Frostproof Away7:30 Oct. 2** Booker*Away7:30 Oct. 10Avon Park Home7:30 (Homecoming) Oct. 17 Bayshore*Home7:30 Oct. 24 Southeast* Home7:30 (Bradenton) Oct. 30**DeSoto* Away7:30 (Battle For The Buck Carlton Trophy) Nov. 7North PortHome 7:30 (Senior Night) Aug. 28 MulberryAway7:00 Sept. 4 DeSotoAway7:00 Sept. 11Fort Meade Home7:00 Sept. 18 FrostproofHome7:30 Sept. 25Lake Placid Away 7:00 Oct. 2 SebringHome7:00 Oct. 9Avon Park Away7:00 Oct. 16 JesuitHome6:30 1405 U.S. HIGHWAY 17 S., Wauchula1031 U.S. HIGHWAY 17 N., Wauchula (," &+()&%("$'$-#&) # )&+()&%("$r'$-*$n'$ HARDEE WILDCATS(863) 773-4744 COMPLIMENTS OF District Games ** Thursday 20 The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2014