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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, March 15, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 16 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Youth Vendors ToShowcase At Park A3 JV WildcatsSwing To Win B1 W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 03/0679400.0503/0775640.0603/0865420.0003/0973350.0003/1076380.12 03/1182590.00 03/1271670.01 Rainfall to 03/12/2018 3.24 Same period last year 3.51 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds...........B10 Courthouse Report.....B2Crime Blotter.........A7Entertainment.........B4 Hardee Living.........A8Information Roundup..A8Obituaries............A4Puzzles..............A13Save The Date.........A2School Lunch Menus...A4Solunar Forecast.......B5 COURTESY PHOTO A delegation from the Wauchula Police Department and the City of Wauchula pose for a picture with theCommission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation after the department was re-certified as an ‘Excelsior’department. Cream Of The Cops By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Wauchula’s men and women in blue have earned an other badge of honor. The Wauchula Police Department (WPD) was awarded its second ‘Excelsior Recognition’ late lastmonth by the Commission for Florida Law EnforcementAccreditation. “The Excelsior Recognition rating is the Commis sion’s highest form of recognition for continued excel lence in the field of law enforcement accreditation,” saidJohn Eason, Wauchula’s chief of police. The only accredited law enforcement agency in Hardee County, WPD first earned the distinction in 1999and has passed the reassessment process ever since. Assessments, according to Eason, are conducted every three years. In order to qualify for the ‘Excelsior’ distinction, law enforcement agencies must demonstrate “a commitmentto accreditation” by completing five cycles of reaccredi tation – a process that takes approximately 17 years. Wauchula earned its first ‘Excelsior” award in Feb ruary 2015. With its most recent review process, the department was reviewed along with 28 other agencies vying for theprestigious distinction. “The Wauchula Police Department has a solid com mitment to the accreditation process,” said Marie M.Reese, team leader for the assessment team that reviewedthe department. “It was apparent that every member ofthe agency is supportive of this endeavor and is driven toprovide excellent, professional and dedicated service tothe City and its community.” There are 365 law enforcement agencies in the Sun shine State. Of those, only 165 – roughly 45 percent – participate in the voluntary accreditation process. Fewer than 10 percent of participating agencies earn an “Excelsior” rating. “This is a well-deserved honor for our police depart ment,” said Olivia Minshew, assistant city manager. The accreditation process is intense.Members of the assessment team – law enforcement officers all – spend multiple days combing throughrecords and conducting interviews and onsite inspectionof departments and agencies applying for accreditation. Reese, a member of the Naples Police Department, headed the team that inspected WPD during site visitsDec. 5-7. Other members of the team included CharlotteJohnson of the Oviedo Police Department andInvestigator Jennifer Ruland of the Bureau of Fire See COPSA2 PHOTO COURTESY FLORIDA FORESTRY SERVICE A line of Florida Forestry Service bulldozers plows a fire break around a recent brushfire. Residents are urged to stay vigilant to fire risk as conditions are favorable for brush fire outbreaks. Fire Risk High During Dry Season By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Fire risk continues this week.Despite heavy winds on Monday, some people insistedon burning, resulting in twofires for the Hardee CountyFire-Rescue Department staffto handle. Residents are urged to use caution in burning garbage orgrass clippings because of thewind and risk of a fire gettingout of control. Last Thursday, a fire weather watch was issued for the dayfor Hardee and surroundingcounties because of the higherwinds and humidity. “Outdoor burning is not rec ommended,” the weatherwatch said. Fire-Rescue Chief Joseph Walker, who is also publicsafety director, urged cautionwhile stressing the county wasnot under a burn ban. “This is not a Hardee County burn ban,” Walker said. “Pleasebe observant to dangerous fireconditions and don’t hesitate tocall 911 should you feel it’swarranted. Together, we canmake a safer Hardee County.” Despite such warnings, the local fire department has re sponded to nine brush fires inthe last week, including the twoon windy Monday, and one il legal burn. The drought index was at 482 on Tuesday morning, cer tainly not in the critical zone. “We are issuing authoriza tions today to certified pileburners, those with training,”reports the Myakka Fire Dis trict, which covers Manatee,Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSotoand Hardee counties. “Restrictions change daily, depending on the weather,” theMyakka report said. The Fire Watch notice last week said, that “when windsSee FIRE A3 Schools Offer$982,944 InTeacher RaisesBy TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The latest salary offer from The School Board of HardeeCounty to teachers is notenough for union negotiatorsrepresenting local educators. Jim Demchak, lead negotia tor for the Hardee EducationAssociation/United, verballyrejected a $982,944 raise pack age during a bargaining sessionheld March 1. “We cannot take (the offer) to ratification,” Demchak said.“We stand with our offer on thetable.” Negotiators from The School District of Hardee County of fered teachers a raise packagevalued – according to docu ments provided by The District– at $982,944. The offer included an in crease in starting performancepay by $963 to bring the firstyear educator salary for a first year teacher to $39,000. Demchak said the higher starting pay is not enough toentice recent college graduatesto migrate to Hardee County for work. “We still don’t believe $39,000 is enough to attractquality teachers,” Demchak said. Deputy Superintendent Todd Durden, a member of the nego tiating team, said the offerstretches an already thin budgetthat is being balanced byspending down current fund balance. “We are actually spending See RAISESA2 School SearchNets Arrest OfProbationerBy JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The high school lockdown was brief: it was over by 9 a.m. It was just enough time for the Hardee County Drug TaskForce to do its work. According records released by the Hardee County Sheriff’sOffice, members of the HardeeCounty Drug Task Force, ac companied by a deputy withhis K-9 partner went to theHardee Senior High School lastThursday morning. The half dozen drug force of ficers and School Resource Of ficer Alice Simandl circulatedaround campus. Other campus officials in volved included Principal Dr.Michele Polk, Assistant Princi pal Ron Herron, Athlete Direc tor Travis Tubbs and assistantMelanie Henderson, DeanBrian Kemp and other staff, Chad Douglas, Greg Guzman, Cliff Lunn and Mary Sue Mad dox. Indication of drug activity was limited to one room, wherethe K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs in a backpack. “A search of that backpack yielded a prescription pill bot tle with small trace amounts ofa green leafy substance in the bottom,” deputies noted in of ficial reports. The owner of the backpack denied the presence of drugs, continued the report. However, a prescription bot tle in the backpack tested posi tive for marijuana—TCH, continued the report. “The substance immediately tested positive for the presence of THC,” it was noted. The teen was released to his parent. He was issued a notice See SEARCH A2


A2 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018 Herald-Advocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE JOAN M. SEAMAN Sports Editor Emeritus TOM STAIK Sports Editor NOEY DeSANTIAGO Production Manager DARLENE WILLIAMS Assistant Production Manager DEADLINES: Hardee Living — Thursday 5 p.m. School News & Photos — Thursday 5 p.m. Sports — Thursday 5 p.m. (Weekend Events, Monday Noon) General News — Monday 5 p.m. Ads — Tuesday Noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County — 6 months, $21 • 1 year, $39 • 2 years, $75 Florida — 6 months, $25 • 1 year, $46 • 2 years, $87 Out of State — 6 months, $29 • 1 year, $52 • 2 years, $100 Online — 1 month, $5 • 6 months, $19 • 1 year, $37 • 2 years, $70 LETTERS: The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. MICHAEL R. KELLY Co-Publisher and Editor JAMES R. KELLY Co-Publisher CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor THE 115 S. Seventh Ave. • P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 Phone: (863) 773-3255 • Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by the HeraldAdvocate Publishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780). “Postmaster,” send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. COPS Continued From A1 RAISES Continued From A1 and Arson Investigations. Vehicle inspections, inter views with staff, a labor inten sive review of departmentrecords, and even an inspectionof the department’s communi cation system (which is man aged by the Hardee CountySheriff’s Office) were includedin the review. Additionally, the department was required to provide morethan 1,100 separate “proofs” todocument compliance with lawenforcement standards. The reviews were near per fect. The department, in fact, was found to be in 100 percentcompliance with all mandatorypolicies and the review teamfound no need for correctiveaction. Lt. Matthew Whatley, assis tant chief, oversaw the accred itation process for the depart ment. Feedback from the commu nity is also part of the reviewprocess. The accreditation team re ceived seven letters in supportof the police department. “All were very complimen tary and consider the WPD avery professional, courteousagency, who go out of theirway to help the elderly in thecommunity, and work wellwith their collaborative part ners in education activities byparticipating in emergencymanagement drills,” Reesenoted. The only negative feedback came from an “anonymousblogger” who reportedly“asked that the team perusetheir website.” The site was reviewed but was deemed of “no merit” tothe review. “Team Leader Reese found the allegations on the site tohave no merit or bearing on theagency’s standard compli ance,” it was noted in theteam’s final report. The department received specific citation and praise forits annual “Shop With A Cop”outreach program that assistschildren and their families dur ing the holiday season.“We were very pleased,” Easonsaid. Chief Eason went on to add that he “wished to thank all ofthe men and women of theWauchula Police Departmentfor their hard-work and dedica tion as well as City leadershipfor their continued supportwhich is what makes this sucha great agency.” more than we are taking in,”Durden said. “We still have positions that we are short,” Durden added.“Maintenance. Transportation.Food service. Administration. We still have people that awearing multiple hats.” The current offer from The School Board includes retroac tive pay to July 1, 2017. The union is only asking for retroactive pay to the mid-pointof the school year. The union’s current proposal – presented last month -wouldcost approximately $620,000 inthe current fiscal year. Duringa full year, the proposal wouldcost approximately $1.2 mil lion. The School Board last Thursday (March 8) held an other in a continuing series of executive sessions to discussthe ongoing contract spat. The executive sessions are exempted from the SunshineLaw. Bargaining sessions between labor unions and governmentnegotiating teams are, how ever, subject to the SunshineLaw and are open to the publicand subject to meeting noticerequirements. to appear on charges of posses sion of marijuana and posses sion of drug paraphernalia –both misdemeanors. Florida’s Sunshine Law ex empts the identities of juve niles charged with mis-demeanors from public disclo sure. The teen was further charged with violation of probation in afelony level case. Details about the existing probation were not immedi ately available. A court date has not been set. SEARCH Continued From A1 Kelly’s Column By Jim A favorite quote of the late Joe L. Davis Sr. of Wauchula was by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge: "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Tal ent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful menwith talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost aproverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated fail ures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." –––––– William Feather once said, "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." The father of H. Jackson Brown Jr. said, "In the confronta tion between the steam and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance." Winston Churchill said in a speech, "Never, never, never give up." H.E. Jansen said, "The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee." Source: "A Father's Book of Wisdom," compiled by H. Jackson Brown Jr., published in 1988. Thirty years later thesesayings are still timely. –––––– Seven to nine homes in northeastern Wauchula have been tapped for 2018 Paint The Town sponsored by the City's Com munity Redevelopment Agency and Main Street Wauchula,headed up by Jessica Newman. This is the sixth year. To date 32 homes have been painted by 626 volunteers who slapped on 539 gallons of paint. –––––– Some info from Environmental Nutrition, a newsletter of Food, Nutrition and Health: Get most of your sugar and calories from fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. One of the best ways to prevent or lower high blood pres sure (the silent killer) is to lower your salt intake (no more than2,300 milligrams per day). In most cases the extraordinary healing power you need is in food, not pills. People over 60 looking for good sources of protein should eat, among other foods, tuna, chicken and cottage cheese. Potassium, a mineral found in fruits, vegetables, beans and dairy products, can sweep excess sodium out of you system andlower blood pressure. Enjoy lima beans, plain yogurt, bananas,sweet potatoes, grapefruit, mushrooms or prunes. Foods that help prevent memory loss include blueberries, strawberries and other berries. Broccoli can help prevent cancer. Dried beans can help pre vent colon cancer. Foods that can cut the risk of heart disease include apples, onions, grapes, garlic, cherries, and citrus. The easiest way to avoid diabetes is to drink water--several glasses a day. Nuts, carrots and greens help protect your eyesight as you age. Prunes can help fight osteoporosis.To help your skin from harmful UV rays and sunburn eat tomatoes, watermelon, red bell peppers, tea, onions, apples andsoy foods. Losing 10 percent of your body weight can reduce the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes up to 58 percent. Let's all try to stay healthy and enjoy this nice Florida weather. MARCH 15 –HC Commission Meeting/BOCC Office/412 W. Orange St., Room 103, Wauchula/6 pm 16 –Movies in the Park/ Heritage Park/6 pm 17 –Heirlooms & Originals Student Business Fair/Heritage Park/9 am 19 –Open Mic Night/ Heritage Park/6 pm 20 –EDA Meeting/BOCC Office/412 W. Orange St., Room 103, Wauchula/8:30 am 20 –Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/713 E Bay St, Wauchula/Noon 20 –Fitness in the Park/Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 21 –IDA/EDC Meeting/ BOCC Office/ 412 W. Orange St., Room 103, Wauchula/8:30 am 22 –HC School Board Meeting/230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula/5 pm 23 –Leadership Luau/ Leadership Hardee/Wauchula Train Depot/6 pm 23 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 24 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 27 –Fitness in the Park/Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 27 – Z.S. Town Commission Meeting/6 pm APRIL 2 –Wauchula City Commission Workshop/5 pm 4-7 –Bensen Days/ Wauchula Municipal Airport/8 am 6 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 7 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 13 –B.G. Commission Meeting/6 pm 12 –HC School Board Meeting/5 pm 12 –Wauchula City Commission Regular Meeting/ 6 pm 13 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 14 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 19 –Financial Fitness Class/Hardee Help Center/10 am 20 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 21-22 –Wildcat Golf Tourney/The Bluffs/ 8 am 21 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 24 – Z.S. Town Commission Meeting/6 pm 24 –Health –Safety Expo/ Civic Center/10 am 26 –HC School Board Meeting/5 pm 29 – Gardening Workshop/ Extension Service/5:30 pm Save The Date will keep resi dents informed of upcomingcommunity happenings. Tohave your non-profit meetingor event posted for free, as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE Have an entry for Save TheDate? See contact info below. Courthouse Report A real estate transaction in the Courthouse Report in the March 8 edition incorrectly listed Amy S. Crews as aco-trustee. Crews is in fact the sole trustee. We apologizefor the error. ——— At The Herald-Advocate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printedan error in fact, please call to report it. We will review theinformation, and if we find it needs correction or clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. Corrections THREE-CAR SMASHUP PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle smash-up that occurredTuesday morning on S.R. 64 near the intersection of Hollandtown Road. HardeeCounty Fire Rescue responded to the accident, and at least one patient was flownfrom the scene by medical helicopter. The accident involved a SUV and two trucks– one of which came to rest in a nearby pasture. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Officeprovided traffic control until the accident could be cleared. As of press time, troop ers had not released any information concerning the accident. How Low Will Some People Go? Report Exploitation of the Elderly 1 (800) 96 Abuse 1 (800) 962 2873 DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother has stage 4 cancer.She just went to a dermatol ogist, who performed Mohssurgery on her nose. I amBEYOND upset by this un ethical behavior. The countryis already deeply in debt, andMedicare is paying for this?Unconscionable! Not to men tion the pain and suffering ofmy mother, who is now atrisk of a secondary infection.I was sickened by the entireordeal. —J.B. ANSWER: I agree with you completely that often patientswith terminal diseases receiveunnecessary care. There havebeen studies clearly document ing this. However, the studiesdon't answer why, in a particu lar case, a physician performedthese treatments, which addonly pain, anxiety and expense.I suppose it is possible that themotivation is simple greed;however, I still have enoughfaith in my colleagues that Ithink that is a very unusual rea son; I think it's far more likelythat a specialist just doesn't seethe big picture. There's an oldexpression that when all youhave is a hammer, the wholeworld looks like a nail, and Ithink some specialists see aproblem and fix it without real izing that the problem they arefixing isn't likely to ever causesymptoms. For example, primary-care doctors order unnecessarytests, especially screening tests.I see mammograms ordered forwomen with advanced colon orovarian cancer who are in pal liative care, and this makes nosense. I have heard some physi cians mention that insurancecompanies monitor the fre quency of "quality indicators,"such as mammograms, whichaffect their ratings and reim bursement. That's an exampleof a well-meaning system mo tivating wrong behavior. I should emphasize that not all care for terminal patients isuseless. If the goal is to im prove quality of life or reducesuffering, then I am all for it,after a consideration of thecosts (pain and inconvenienceas well as dollar costs). DEAR DR. ROACH: I have heard of yeast infec tions, but I don't know whatcauses them. How do they af fect the body, and what canbe done to get rid of them? —C.R. ANSWER: Certain yeasts, but especially the Candidaspecies, are found on our skin,mucus membranes and GItract. They normally live inbalance with the 100 trillion orso bacteria we carry around.However, yeast can cause dis ease that ranges from fairlymild, like thrush of the mouth or vagina, to life-threatening,like a blood-borne, widely dis seminated invasive infection. Candida infection of mucusmembranes is usually causedby changes in our bacteria, es pecially after the use of antibi otics. The antibiotics kill thebacteria they are supposed to(hopefully), but they also maykill the healthy bacteria that as sist us in digestion (leading todiarrhea or worse), and this al lows the other bacteria andyeast to grow. Some people with genetic faults in their immune systemare predisposed to chronic can dida infections. These are un common but can be severe, andmay require treatment by spe cialists, such as infectious dis ease doctors and immun-ologists. The life-threatening yeast in fections generally happen inpeople with severe illness andwith poor immune systemfunction.Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual let ters, but will incorporate themin the column whenever possi ble. Readers may email ques tions to To view andorder health pamphlets,, or writeto Good Health, 628 VirginiaDrive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. To Your


March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 GRAPHIC COURTESY FLORIDA FORESTRY SERVICE A map published Tuesday by the Florida Forestry Serv ice shows the fire risk for Hardee County remains‘high.’ are 15 mph with higher gusts,humidity is 25 percent orhigher, the likelihood is thatany fires could spread rapidly.Under such conditions, burningis not recommended.” While Hardee County has been spared the widespreadoutbreak of brush fires experi enced by surrounding counties,the danger is hitting close tohome. Crews with the Florida For est Service battled a wildfire inPolk County right near thecounty line. Just after 5 p.m. on Monday, FFS Lakeland reported unitswere headed to the wildfirenear Mills Road and FortGreen in the Fort Meade area,near Bowling Green. Fire officials initially re ported 40 acres were burning inthe area. As evening settled in – and crews continued to work –smoky conditions forced theclosure of Fort Green Road. During that same time pe riod, local fire crews respondedto two separate fires. The first was reported at 5:23 p.m. on Boyd Cowart Road.The second was reported at11:52 p.m. on S.R. 62. FIRE Continued From A1 3:15c ‘Heirlooms & Originals’ To Feature Youth Entrepreneurs Student entrepreneurs will take center stage this Saturday(March 17) at the monthly‘Heirlooms & Originals’ from9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at HeritagePark in downtown Wauchula. In addition to the customary collection of antiques and artsand crafts vendors, the Main Street Wauchula-sponsoredevent will showcase the busi ness acumen of local youthfrom across Hardee County. Student fair booths include: artwork, jewelry, gourmetdesserts, bath salts and otherbeauty products, slime, hairbeads, and wizard wands in spired by a popular novel se ries. “The future of Hardee County is looking bright withso many business mindedyouth,” said Krystin Chapman,a spokesman for Main StreetWauchula. While supporting the stu dent business fair, deal-hunt ing guests can also shopbooths of fresh produce, an tiques, hand crafted jewelry,and woodworking. In addition, The Heart of Hardee 4-H club will be sell ing plants just in time for theonset of the Spring plantingseason. “‘Heirlooms & Originals’ is the perfect mix of farmer’smarket and craft fair,” Chap man added. The downtown bazaar is held on the third Saturday ofevery month, from Octoberthrough March. Vendors set upin Heritage Park of downtownWauchula from rom 9 a.m. 1p.m. “You will not want to miss this last Heirloom & Originalsof the season,” Chapmanadded. For information contact Main Street Wauchula at 863-767-0330, visit www.main or search Main Street Wauchula on so cial media. Yeshua Zuniga will be selling wizard wands inspired bya popular novel series at Saturday’s final ‘Heirlooms & Originals’ of the season in Heritage Park. COURTESY PHOTOS Stress balls, created by local youth Yeshua Zuniga, willbe available at this Saturday’s downtown bazaar at Her itage Park. The jewelry is one of a variety of goods available at ‘Heirlooms & Originals’. The Heart of Hardee 4-H Club will be selling plants just in time for Spring. ‘Heirlooms & Originals’ will feature fresh produce. C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g T T h h i i s s D D a a y y : : • Everything You Think Is Wrong Day • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day • Companies That Care Day • International Day Against Police Brutality • National Peanut Lovers Day • Oranges and Lemons Day • True Confessions Day • World Consumer Rights Day


Obituaries In Memory DONALD ‘DON’ EDWARD ROBBINS SR. Donald “Don” Edward Robbins Sr., 58, of PinellasPark, passed away on Tues day, March 6, 2018, in St.Petersburg with family byhis side. He was born Aug. 18, 1959, in St. Petersburg. Donenjoyed bow hunting, fish ing, photography, canoeing,going to concerts and spend ing time with his family. Hewas a life-long biker andloved to ride his HarleyDavidson “Blue”. He was preceded in death by his father, Reveice“John” Robbins Sr.; mother,Barbara E. Rice; son,Michael Robbins; anddaughter, Chanelle Robbins. Don is survived by his wife, Marie Robbins, ofPinellas Park; son, Donald (Angela) Robbins Jr., ofSanta Rosa Beach; daughter,Jill Robbins, of St Peters burg; grandson, JeremyRobbins; granddaughters,Brittni Mendoza and NikkiWillmontt; great-grandchil dren, Isabella Mendoza, Ar naldo Mendoza Jr., andCarter Mendoza; brother,Reveice “John” (Ann) Rob bins Jr., of Arcadia; sisters,Diana Lynch, of Arcadia,Barbara Dubose, of Arcadia,Trudy (Byron) Williams, ofAshville, N.C.; Valerie Bon nett, of Arcadia; brother,Floyd (Ginger) Rice Jr., ofWauchula; dear friend, PattyRoxby; his first wife, CathyWalker; and numerousnieces and nephews. Visitation and service were Monday, March 12 atMemorial Park FuneralHome Chapel, St. Peters burg. Entombment was inMemorial Park Mausoleumwith Pastor Stephen Darleyofficiating. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Loving Memory D D I I A A N N E E ‘ ‘ G G I I G G I I ’ ’ G G R R E E U U B B E E L L Diane “Gigi” Greubel, 85, of Bowling Green, died onTuesday, March 6, 2018, ather home. Born Dec. 18, 1932, in Carmi, Ill., Gigi moved toHardee County from LakeWales, in 1987. She was amember of First ChristianChurch and had been em ployed as a medical techni cian. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otheland Faye Brown. Gigi is survived by her children, Steve Greubel(Jennifer), of Winter Haven,Jane Long (Junior), of ZolfoSprings, Karen Wheeler(James), of Holliday, Texas,Lynn Shumard (Steve), ofWauchula, Larry Greubel(Jamie), of Wauchula, andSherrie Greubel, ofAsheville, N.C.; 10 grand children, Derek, Julia, Matt,Robby, Robyn, Christian,Andrew, Vreen, Elizabeth,and Wendy; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 9 at FirstBaptist Church of Wauchulawith Pastor Scott Tharp offi ciating. Burial followed atWauchula Cemetery. Visita tion was Thursday, March 8.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home BILLIE C. ‘BILL’ PRATHER Billie C. "Bill" Prather, 81, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018,at Good Shepherd Hospice inAuburndale. He was born April 8, 1936, in Canal Point, and was a long time resident of Fort Meade.He retired from the City ofFort Meade gas departmentafter a long tenure of nearly 50years. He was amember of Cal vary MissionaryBaptist Churchin Fort Meade, and a U.S.Army Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years,Dorothy Prather; brothers,Wayne Upshaw and AlfordUpshaw; and sister, CassieBrown. He is survived by his daughters, Bridgett Davis(Alvie), of Lakeland, LisaRogers, of Lake Helen, CarolJohnson, of Lake City, LindaGargus (Dennis), of BowlingGreen; sisters, Joyce Drawdy(Dennis), of Center Hill, LindaAdams (Barry), of Bushnell;and grandchildren, Dawn,Heather, Ashley, Nate, Noah,and Kaitlyn. Visitation was Friday, March 9, at Hancock FuneralHome, Fort Meade. Funeralservices were Saturday, March10, at the Calvary MissionaryBaptist Church, Fort Meade.Interment was in EvergreenCemetery with military hon ors. Arrangements were by Hancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. PAULINE LORRAINE HAWES Pauline Lorraine Hawes, 84, died Thursday, March 1,2018, at her home in FortMeade. She was born Oct. 9, 1933, in Marlborough, Mass., and re cently moved to Fort Meade in2014 from Boca Raton, whereshe retired as a librarian fromFlorida Atlantic University.She was also a registerednurse, and a member of St. An drews Catholic Church inDeerfield Beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan F. HawesSr. She is survived by her sons, Alan F. Hawes Jr., of WarnerRobbins, Ga., Robert Hawes,of St. Cloud, David Hawes, ofBoca Raton, Steve Hawes(Renee), of Fort Meade; sixgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements made by Hancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. WANDA LEE DAY Wanda Lee Day, 71, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, inFort Meade. She was born Feb. 3, 1947, in Plant City, and was a long time resident of Fort Meade.She was a member of First As sembly of God in Fort Meade,and a 1965 graduate of FortMeade High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel M. Dayand Illa Frances Day, and hersister, Marie Day Walker. She is survived by her brother, Fred Day, of Ten nessee. Interment was held in Ever green Cemetery, Fort Meade,and memorial services will beannounced at a later date. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. 3:15c Preplan Today for the sake of your loved ones Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 773-6400 529 WESTMAINSTREET• WAUCHULA, FLORIDA33873 • 863-773-9773“They were wonderful.”We hear kind words consistently. We’re proud that people feel comfortable enough with us to openly tell us how much they appreciate what we did for them. In fact, it’s this appreciation that drives us to offer the very best in comfort, compassion and service. View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com3:15c ABOUT... Obituaries Obituaries are published free of charge by The Herald-Advocate as a public service, but must besubmitted through a funeral home. A one-columnphoto of the deceased may be added for $15. Obituaries contain the name, age, place of resi dence, date of death, occupation, memberships, im mediate survivors and funeral arrangements. Thelist of survivors may include the names of a spouse,parents, siblings, children and chlildren’s spousesand grandchildren, and the number of great-grand children. If there are no immediate survivors, con sideration of other relationships may be given. Funeral homes can submit obituaries to 1. Is the book of Mark in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. What kind of physical problem did Timothy have ofwhich Paul advised a littlewine? Back, Stomach, Head,Legs 3. From Proverbs 22, "A good name is rather to be cho sen than great ..."? Riches,Witness, Corruption, Love 4. What is the Hebrew word that's usually translated as"blessing"? Brocho, Chosson,Chumash, Ducket 5. From Acts 8, who bap tized the Ethiopian eunuch?Isaiah, James, Philip, Paul 6. How old was Abraham when he died? 75, 175, 202,256 ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Stomach; 3) Riches; 4) Bro cho, 5) Philip; 6) 175Visit Wilson Casey's newTrivia Fan Site at (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. BIBLE TRIVIA By Wilson Casey PERFUME LAMP In the unsanitary world of the 18th and 19th century, badsmells were everywhere. Therewas no garbage pickup, no in door flushing toilets and no re frigeration to keep food fromspoiling. In the 1800s, a speciallamp was used to remove thestrong odors in hospitals andmortuaries. It was a catalyticlamp that burned an alcohol-based fuel. A cotton wickburned for a few minutes toheat a stone. After the flamewas out, the heated stoneturned odors into carbon diox ide and water. In 1897, a Frenchman im proved the lamp by adding per fume to the fuel to make ascented room. Many lampswere made in figural shapessuitable for a living room orbedroom. Today, perfumelamps heat with electricity. Thebest 20th-century perfumelamps were made by Frenchmakers Robj, Aladin or Etling.A perfume lamp shaped like anArt Deco chorus girl sold at aSkinner auction in Boston sev eral years ago for $1,968. The10-inch lamp was marked"Meu Bach Aladin." *** Q: Vintage sofas are much lower priced than new ones. Ilike Victorian sofas withcurved backs, but don't wantto learn my bargain sofa hasa problem I can't fix. A: If you want a 19th-cen tury sofa, you should buy froma knowledgeable dealer. So lit tle of the frame shows that it isdifficult to tell a 19th-centurysofa from an early 20th-centuryone. We once told the boss at ahouse sale that we would paythe asking price for a sofa if wecould slit the back upholsteryto be sure the frame was old.The marks from old tools saidit was old, and we bought it. Smell any old upholstered furniture. Often, the smell willnot leave. Decide if the uphol stery is a color and conditionyou want to live with. Re-up holstering furniture is very ex pensive. Sit on the sofa to besure it is comfortable. Some seats are low, bumpy, too nar row or much harder than mostmodern pieces. Some of thatcan be fixed with decorativepillows. Be sure you can get itin your van or car. If you want to use it in a basement or sec ond-floor room, the stairs mayhave too low a ceiling or a turn that makes it impossible to take it inside. But if all looks OK,you will have a sturdy bargain. CURRENT PRICES Jewelry box, embossed flow ers and leaves, silver plate, vel vet lined, marked DS, 1960s, 5 x 3 1/2 inches, $15. Game, bingo cage, wire, round spinning ball dispenser,handle, ball slide, stand, 73wooden bingo balls, 1960s, 12 x 14 inches, $75. Chatty Cathy doll, vinyl head, hard plastic body, blondehair and blue eyes, c. 1962, 20 inches, $200. TIP: You can use an old iron cooking utensil. The finish onthe iron will not be damaged ifyou wash the item properlyafter using it. Don't let it get rusty. For more collecting news, tipsand resources, visit (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. KOVELS Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel This chorus girl lamp in a top hatand red dress was made in the ArtDeco style of the 1920s. It sold forover twice the estimate at $1,968. DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I had animals all my life untilmy wife and dog died sevenyears ago. I got a cat twoyears ago when a neighbormoved. Last year, anotherneighbor gave us her cat afterhaving a baby. The two cats— both fixed females — gotalong fine from start. What'scurious is, one jumps up onmy bed every night and walksup to my face. When I put myhand out to pat her, she startslicking my arm, wrist toelbow, with her sandpapertongue! Seems she is checkingthat I have not deserted her!Do I taste that good? What'sso tempting about my arm? —Dr. William H., Central Falls, Rhode Island DEAR DR. WILLIAM: You may taste pretty good toyour cat, but I think you're onthe right track when you sayshe seems to be checking thatyou have not deserted her. Many experts believe that catsgroom their housemates —both felines and humans — asa way of showing they acceptyou as family, that they trustyou and that they are caring foryou. Sometimes excessive licking is a sign that a cat wants moreattention. It can also be a signof anxiety or stress. However,that seems unlikely since yourcat does this routinely andseems calm. So the only question that re mains is: Does it annoy you? Ifso, try gently redirecting the catfrom your arm, maybe to snug gle against your shoulder. If it'sreally annoying or she doesn'tstop after a few redirects, get upand walk away for a few min utes. She may eventually getthe message.Send your pet care tips, ques tions or comments to (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Paws Corner By Sam Mazzotta MONDAY Breakfast: cereal, donuts, chorizo, egg & cheese taco,juice, fruit and milk Lunch: cherry blossom chicken (k-5), PB&J (k-12),cheese sticks (k-12), popcornchicken (6-12), pan pizza (6-12), broccoli, sweet potatowedges, garden salad (6-12),ham & cheese salad, fruit andmilk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal, poptarts, biscuit & sausage, juice, fruitand milk Lunch: fried chicken (k-12), PB&J (k-12), nachos w/meat &cheese sauce (k-12), pizza (6-12), spicy chicken sandwich(6-12), garden salad (k-12),pinto beans, tuna salad, fruitand milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal, yogurt parfait, pizza, juice, fruit andmilk Lunch: chicken tender wrap (k-12), PB&J (k-12), pizza (k-12), chicken sandwich (6-12),pan pizza (6-12), green beans,fajita chicken salad, cucum bers, garden salad, (6-12), fruitand milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal, zucchini bread, chicken biscuit, juice,fruit and milk Lunch: chicken alfredo (k12), chicken salad, PB&J (k-12), feistada pizza (k-12),cheeseburger (6-12), spicychicken sandwich (6-12), car rot sticks, corn, garden salad(6-12), fruit and milk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal, poptart, eggs w/cheese & bacon, fruit Lunch: chicken nuggets (k12), yogurt, muffin platter,PB&J (k-12), quesadilla (k-12),pan pizza (6-12), french fries,cole slaw, fruit and milk School Menu Think Someone Needs Help? 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March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 HARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTIRES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security cardWhen: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am – 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am –noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890Tele: 863-773-2484 Requirements: Identification When: Tuesday & Friday 10 am – noon & 1 – 3 pm First United Methodist Church of Wauchula 207 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.)When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month1:00 –3:00 pm (first come, first serve) Other Program: Bagged Lunch M, W, F 8 am –12 pm for pre-school age kids & adults.Wednesday Night Free Community Dinner:5:30 –6:30 pmHardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-0034 Requirements: Application with proof of hardshipPrograms: Emergency & Homelessness AssistanceFor more information, Contact the HardeeHelp CenterSt. Michael’s Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 am Rev. 12/19/20177 IRISH SODA BREAD A rich and tender rustic Irish quick bread -the ideal dinnercompanion for corned beef.1/4 cup sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda4 cups plus 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour6 tablespoons cold mar garine or butter1 cup golden or dark seedlessraisins1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease large cookie sheet. 2. In large bowl, combine sugar, baking powder, salt,baking soda and 4 cups flour.With pastry blender or 2knives used scissor-fashion,cut in margarine or butter untilmixture resembles coarsecrumbs. With spoon, stir inraisins, then buttermilk justuntil evenly moistened. 3. With floured hand, gently knead dough in bowl a fewtimes until dough forms a ball(do not overmix, or bread willbe tough). Place dough oncookie sheet; shape into a 7-inch round loaf (dough will notbe smooth). 4. Sprinkle loaf with re maining 1/2 teaspoon flour.With sharp knife, cut 4-inch-long cross, about 1/4-inchdeep, on top of loaf. Bake loaf1 hour or until toothpick in serted in center comes outclean. Cool on wire rack.Makes 1 loaf, or 12 servings. • Each serving: About 275 calories, 6g total fat (1g satu rated), 6g protein, 49g carbo hydrates, 2g fiber, 1mgcholesterol, 485mg sodium.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE 8-inch square cheesecloth12 parsley stems2 garlic cloves, crushed withside of chef's knife2 bay leaves1 tablespoon black pepper corns1 corned beef brisket, flat(thin) cut (3 1/2 to 4 pounds)1 1/2 pounds small red pota toes, unpeeled and each cutinto 1 1/2-inch chunks1 pound carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces1 small head green cabbage(about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into8 wedges 1. In cheesecloth, wrap parsley, garlic, bay leaves andpeppercorns; tie with stringand place in bottom of 5 1/2to 6-quart slow cooker. Addcorned beef; top with potatoesand carrots. Pour in enoughwater to cover meat. Placecabbage on top. Cover slowcooker with lid and cook onlow setting 10 to 12 hours oruntil beef is very tender. 2. To serve, thinly slice corned beef across the grain;transfer to warm large platterwith vegetables. Makes 8main-dish servings. • Each serving: About 440 calories, 25g total fat (8g satu rated), 27g protein, 28g carbo hydrates, 6g fiber, 125 mgcholesterol, 1,480 mg sodium.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping 1. Who was the first singer to release "Just One Look" andwhen? 2. What group had a hit with "Don't You Care"? 3. Who had the 1967 hit with "Sweet Soul Music"? 4. Which Slade song got complaints after it was playedon a children's TV show? 5. Name the song that con tains this lyric: "It hurts to seethe man that I've become, Toknow I'll never see the morn ing sunshine on the land." ANSWERS 1. Doris Troy, in 1963. She also was the song's co-writer.(If you haven't heard this orig inal version, hunt it down on line. It's how it was meant to sound.) 2. The Buckinghams, in 1967. It spent 14 weeks on thecharts. 3. Arthur Conley. Despite his U.S. success, Conleymoved to the Netherlands. In1980, he changed his name toLee Roberts. 4. "Gypsy Roadhog," in 1977. The song was about acocaine dealer. 5. "Indiana Wants Me," by R. Dean Taylor, in 1970. Thesong tells the story of a man onthe run from the police, withpolice sirens playing in the background. For airplay, those sirens were taken out, as toomany drivers thought it wasreal. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Flash Back By Chris Richcreek ANYTIME SOUP This soup is one you can start in the morning and leaveon the stove all day long forlunch, afternoon snack or aquick dinner after coming infrom a cold March day.16 ounces skinned and boneduncooked chicken breast, cutinto 36 pieces3 cups shredded green cab bage1 1/2 cups chopped celery1 cup chopped carrots5 cups diced fresh tomatoes1 minced garlic clove2 tablespoons chopped freshparsley2 (14-ounce) cans SwansonLower Sodium Fat FreeChicken Broth1 teaspoon dried thyme (op tional)1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons lemon juice or2 tablespoons apple cidervinegar In a large soup pot, combine uncooked chicken, cabbage,celery, carrots, tomatoes, gar lic, parsley, chicken broth,thyme, black pepper andlemon juice or vinegar. Bringmixture to a boil. Lower heatand simmer for one hour.Makes 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings. TIP: Lean beef roast and beef broth can be used in placeof chicken breast and chickenbroth. • Each serving equals: 114 calories, 2g fat, 15g protein, 9gcarbs, 98mg sodium, 48mgcalcium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Ex changes: 2 Meat, 2 Vegetable; Carb Choices: 1 1/2. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY! By Healthy Exchanges AIMING TO ACE IT! COURTESY PHOTO Ashley Wheeler and her fourth grade class at Wauchula Elementary School made a circle map to keep reviewingall the things they will need to know to score a 10 on the Florida Standards Assessment Writing Test. • Business Cards • Stationery • Postcards • Labels • Picker’s Tickets & Cards • Flyers • Invoices • Invitations • Business Forms • Announcements • Letterheads • Envelopes • Calendars • Magnetic Signs ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION! Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS P.O. 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AVID Students Tour Full Sail University COURTESY PHOTOS Hardee Junior High SchoolÂ’s seventh grade AVID students toured Full Sail University Tuesday, Feb. 20. Locatedin Winter Park, Full Sail's degree programs are designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and tech nology. The students were presented an overview of the degrees offered as they toured through the studiosand learning spaces. AVID is the acronym for the Advancement Via Individualized Determination program avail able at the junior high and senior high. Yadira Rojas, Yuridia Rojas, and Sonia Hernandez at Full Sail University in front of movie film sets. Seventh grade AVID students Ashley Magana and Miah Velazquez. During the tour, the students learned about music and recording. Students were immersed in various aspects of the recording industry. Students visited a green room during the tour at Full Sail. AVID students touring a virtual lab at Full Sail University. 3:15c A6 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


Crime BlotterDuring the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol lowing arrests: COUNTY March 11 Eric Christian Guyer, 48, of 10297 Village Pkwy., St. Lucie, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J. Ostermeyer and charged with two counts DUI with property damage. March 11, Susan Leshaune Rau, 55, of 105 Industrial St., Auburndale, was arrested by Dep. Donny Eversole and charged with battery. March 11 thefts at two locations on U.S. 17 North were re ported. March 10 Theresa Lee Rodriguez, 41, of 205 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward on a charge of with holding support of children. March 10, a theft on Maude Road was reported. March 9 Jose L. Martinez, 28, of 3222 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles and charged with selling methamphetamine, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. March 7, Travis Bryan Revell, 41, of 4850 Freeman Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. March 7, a theft on Williams Avenue was reported. March 6, William Warren Griffin, 25, of 2973 Center Hill Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with contempt of courtviolation of an injunction for protection. At the jail, he was detained on an out-of-county war rant. March 6, Stacie Leigh Jason, 37, of 1413 W. Sixth St., Palmetto, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on two counts of fail ure to appear in court. March 6, Juan Ramon Maldonado, 41, of HWY 70, Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of violation of probation. March 6 James Allen Blum, 47, of 3122 Heard Bridge Road, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with posses sion of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapherna lia. March 6, Brittany Nicole Farabee, 28, of 700 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. March 6 Abram McCumber, 31, of 5018 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with aggravated fleeing to elude an officer after a crash, resisting/ob structing an officer without violence and a traffic offense. March 6 Pablo Lopez, 47, of 2188 Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Bandy on a charge of withholding support of children. March 6, criminal mischief on Chamberlain Boulevard and on South Road was reported. March 5 Austin Todd Nellis, 19, of 815 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Danny OBryan and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. March 5 Marcelo Hernandez, 25, of 140 McKween Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, cruelty toward children that could result in injury and kidnappingfalse im prisonment of a child under 13. March 5, Marco Antonio Huerta, 29, of 828 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward on a charge of with holding support of children. WAUCHULA March 11 a stolen vehicle on South Sixth Avenue (U. S. 17 South) was reported. March 10 Juan Francisco Badillo, 46, of 801 N. Hendry Ave., Fort Meade, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with DUI and refusal to submit to DUI testing. March 10 Travis Scott Gibson, 40, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Emmanuel Vazquez and charged with trespassing on structure/conveyance. March 9 Tiko Severe, 56, of 1551 Washington St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Emmanuel Vazquez and charged with battery, simple assaultthreat to do violence and resist ing/obstructing an officer without violence. March 9, a theft on Carlton Street was reported. March 7, Keith Darin Seay, 51, of 110 Mockingbird Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Bryanna Lott and charged with willfully attempting to defraud, possession of marijuana, pos session of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. March 7 a theft on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. March 6, Theresa Bennett, 48, of 2774 Briar Patch Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Pablo Bermudez and charged with willfully defrauding or attempting to defraud. March 6, a theft on LaPlaya Drive was reported. BOWLING GREEN March 9, burglary of a conveyance was reported.STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMITThe Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit, Permit No. FL0035271 (PA File No. FL0035271-008-IW1S/NR) to Mosaic Fertilizer L.L.C., [mailing address: 13830 Circa Crossing Dr., Lithia, Florida 33547] for the operation of its North Pasture Mine Facility. Active mining operations at the facility ceased in 1993. Current operations associated with Mosaics North Pasture Mine include equipment warehouse, office space, inactive clay settling area (CSA) N-1, and a stormwater management system. CSA N-1 is used to store and clarify stormwater runoff before discharging through Outfall D-003. Outfall D-003 will serve as the sole discharge point. The discharge will flow into a ditch and thence through the receiving floodplain wetlands into Payne Creek and thence to the Peace River. The expected discharge from this site will be based on excess water received in the stormwater management system. The facility is located at 6209 N. County Road 663, Bowling Green, in Hardee County Florida 33834 and geograph ically at: Latitude: 27 37' 50.89" N Longitude: 81 56' 51.32" W The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's Division of Water Resource Management, Phosphate Management Program, 13051 N Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 336370926, at phone number (813)470-5913. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hear ing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The pro cedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department in writing for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, any e-mail address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner, if the petitioner is not represented by an attorney or a qualified representative; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Department's decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department's proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The agree ment must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settle ment. As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time lim itations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain avail able for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes. 3:15c Notices______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018CA000099 WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida state banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA N. BELCHER a/k/a VIRGINIA BELCHER, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA N. BELCHER a/k/a VIRGINIA BELCHER, DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST VIRGINIA N. BELCHER a/k/a VIRGINIA BELCHER; and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be alive or dead, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and re spective unknown assigns, suc cessors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation or other legal entity named as the Defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CONCERN. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure of the following described real property in Hardee County, Florida: Lot 45, PEACE RIVER HEIGHTS UNIT NO. 2, ac cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 43, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. Parcel Id: 15-34-25-083600001-0045 Commonly known as: 790 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, FL 33873 has been filed against you by Plaintiff, WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida Banking Corpo ration, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Brandon S. Craig, Esquire, ABLES & CRAIG, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 551 S. Com merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, service@heartlandflori, on or before April 13, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs at torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED ON THIS March 12, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk Circuit Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk3:15,22c __________________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 252018CP000022 IN RE: ESTATE OF MAYBELLE A. HARVEY AKA MAYBELLE ANNETTE HARVEY, Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of MAYBELLE A. HARVEY AKA MAYBELLE ANNETTE HAR VEY, deceased, whose date of death was FEBRUARY 19, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for HARDEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 17 W. MAIN ST., WAUCHULA, FL 33873. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attor ney 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 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 decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is MARCH 15, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: ABLES & CRAIG, P.A. 551 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 Email: BRANDON S. CRAIG Florida Bar No.: 0085800 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III Florida Bar No.: 178379 Personal Representative: BRANDON S. CRAIG 551 S. COMMERCE AVE. 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–H ARDEE L IVING – Bobby Hanchey Retires From Wauchula State Bank Feb. 28 PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY From left are Wauchula State Bank President DonnaMcKown, who has worked at the bank for 35 years, andBobby Hanchey, who retired Feb. 28 after a 48-year ca reer that included president and board vice chairman.From left are Board Vice Chairman Bill Crews, Donna McKown and Bobby Hanchey.In background is a portrait of bank founder J.W. Crews. Bill is one of J.W.'s threesons (Denny, Mike and Bill). Denny became a doctor, Mike an attorney, and Bill abanker. The bank was founded in 1929. Jake Crews is board chairman and CEO. From left are Eric Schullstrom, Chris Hanchey, Cari Schullstrom, Penny Hanchey, Bobby Hanchey, Katie Hanchey, Bobby Hanchey, and Jimmy Hanchey. From left are Bobby Hanchey and his former neighbors Jerry Brush and Sandra Brush Brown. Bobby Hanchey displayed part of his Indian artifacts collection at his retirement re ception Feb. 21 at the bank. THANK YOU ! The 70's Reunion Committee thanks all groups and individuals that made our reunion a SUCCESS! It was a great time reconnecting with the past. Many memories were shared and relived. We are looking forward to doing it again in the future. soc3:15c HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY fromN N i i c c h h o o l l a a s s ’ ’ F F a a m m i i l l y y R R e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t tJoin us for the best corned beef & cabbage in town!Plus many other specials. 6 6 1 1 5 5 H H w w y y . 1 1 7 7 N N o o r r t t h h • • W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a • • 7 7 7 7 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 Tuesday – Saturday 7 am –9pm Sunday 7 am –8pm soc3:15c I Can Help! Neck pain • Back pain Headaches • hip pain Sciatica / leg Shoulder / arm / wrist pain Muscle pain Arthritis Chronic or Acute pain Auto injuries 863-473-4732 Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted Hours: Monday Friday • 8:30 am 6:00 pm Saturday and earlier or later appointments always available by request. Dr. Maria Carlton, DC Carlton Care Chiropractic C C h h i i r r o o p p r r a a c c t t i i c c • • L L a a s s e e r r • • M M u u s s c c u u l l a a r r T T h h e e r r a a p p y y • • D D i i g g i i t t a a l l X X R R a a y y 105 South 9th Avenue • Wauchula, FL 33873 (Corner of Main & 9th Avenue) soc3:15c Roundup Free Help For Doing Taxes An Internal Revenue-cer tified Tax-Aide worker willbe at the Hardee County Li brary on Mondays from 2 to6 pm., mainly for those over60. All applicants mustbring a photo ID, Social Se curity cards for all familymembers, and proof of allfamily income, and, ifneeded, proof that all indi viduals in the home haverequired medical insur ance. For more information, contact Patricia Bridewell,Tax-Aide local coordinator,at 863-257-5287. GET HELP NOW! SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE 1 (800) 662 4357 A8 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


H ARDEE L IVING The mystery theatre that was put on at our clubhouse was a huge success in every way except attendance. Lots of laughs and entertainment had all who attended very pleased. Gayla McKinney did all she could to promote it and her ef forts were very much appreci ated. This years fundraising pie auction was a huge success. A good crowd was entertained by auctioneer Bruce Miller. It started out slowly but came on like gangbusters as bidders kept bumping up the price of the pies. Many pies went for over $100. Two apple pies sold for $260. The bidder was Jan Hanson who is still shak ing his head as to how it all happened. There were many new bid ders this year and that was very encouraging. A total of $1940.50 was raised for the Activity Committee. The three high bidders were Ellie Miller, Joanne Warner and Jan Han son. Bob and Jane Hunt kept bidding up the pies all after noon. Even Art Zacharias, who bought his first pie, remarked that it was hard to quit bid ding once you start! Lots of good fun! On Monday, March 5, The Arcadia Concert Band put on a great performance here at Brookside. This annual ap pearance is gaining in popular ity as evidenced by the attendance. The old-time fa vorites were enjoyed by all, and there was a lot of clapping and foot stomping to the music. Our annual Brookside Pic nic at Charlie Creek was an other successful event. Really too many folks to thank but you just cant help but men tioning Mike Buuck who kept everyone busy with a variety of chores, and he did it on one foot! It just might have been all-time attendance record. My apology for our article not being in the last issue. It falls under hap pens! Meet the Hatfields! Virgle and his wife Doris have been in our park since 2000. What is intriguing about Virgle is that he is a direct descendant of the original Hatfields! So if you want the real scoop of the Hatfield McCoy squabble, just talk to Virgle. Here is a guy who came from the humblest of begin nings. He left home at 15 to find work in Michigan after living in Tennessee. He fi nanced his trip by growing a crop of tobacco that paid for his bus ticket to a better life. He persisted and finally got a job at General Motors after the guy got tired of turning him down because of his age. He worked at G.M. until his retirement as a skilled plumber. Did I mention that he did not tell his parents he was leaving until after he got to Michigan? So when Virgle and Doris recently had a daughter, granddaughter, grandson-inlaw and three great-grandsons visit here at Brookside, I could not resist taking a picture! And oh yes, granddaughter Nicole and her husband Tate are ex pecting a girl after three boys. COURTESY PHOTOS Mystery Theatre cast. Pictured are Ellie Miller, Joanne Warner and Jan Han son, who were the three high bidders in the fund raising pie auction. Picnic at Charlie Creek. The Hatfields. Brookside Bluff NewsBy Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 Sunday, March 18, 2018Lake Dale Baptist Church3102 Heard Bridge Road, WauchulaSunday School 9:45AMWorship 11:00AM Dinner On The Ground Following WorshipFor information call (863) 781-9442 Guest Preacher: Rev. Scott Waldronsoc3:15c A Celebration Of Life Service forJanet Lou SpearSunday March 18, 2018 3pmAt The Ranch4046 County Rd. 665 Ona, FL. 33865Old fashion BBQ dinner will follow, you may bring a side dish if you wish. Janet Lou SpearJuly 28, 1929 Jan. 11, 2018 soc3:15cHappy birthday to all who have birthdays in March. Be Safe: Its Hardee Schools Spring Break March 12-16. Correction: the first Black Jr. Miss Class of 2004 of Hardee County was Ciera White. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends during the passing of Lurena Burns Blandin, age 79 on Feb. 28. Graveside visitation was last Saturday at 1 p.m. with serv ices at Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Robert Harrison was funeralized at the House of God Church in Arcadia on Sat urday, Feb. 24. It was largely attended by ministers, friends and family of the South FL Progressive Baptist Associa tion. Sympathy to the family of Hattie Mae Brown, 72, who passed on Feb. 24. Visitation was Friday 5 to 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Church. Services were Saturday at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church. The 80th birthday celebra tion service honoring Annie Mae Wilcher will be this Sat urday 3 to 6 p.m. at Ft. Meade Community Center and on Sunday worship service at St. John A.M.E. Church in Bowling Green, where she will be honored with a reception in the dining room. Easter program rehearsal for the youth at Greater M.P.B. Church is under the direction of Michelle Brown and Nikki Rivers. All are welcome. Re hearsals are Mondays and Thursdays 4 to 5 p.m. The South FL State Con vention will be March 18-23 at Innisbrook Church in Palm Harbor. The annual Womens Day celebration will be at Greater Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church on March 24 at 3:30 p.m. The special guest speaker is Overseer Dolly Cook and the True Miracle Church of Arcadia. 4-City NewsBy Henrietta Benson 448-6737 What were Hardee Countians thinking and talking about in the 1960s, or maybe the s? Each issue, we will revisit that corresponding week and year in a decade past, using old copies of The Florida Advo cate, the Hardee County Her ald, or The Herald-Advocate. This week, the decade of The 40sMarch 12, 1948 Theatrical: Construction of Wauchulas new theatre is nearing completion as its first showing is scheduled for April 6. At an approximate cost of $100,000, the theatre will seat 854 people and will be a model for future theatres that will be built throughout South Florida. Everything within the theatre will be new, making it one of the citys beauty spots. Owner of the theatre and future locations is Floyds Theatre Enter prises. Earnest Easter: This ad is selling womens flower hats for the Easter holiday. J.W. Earnest & Co., known as South Central Floridas Shop ping Center, offers $10 deals for straw hats, special for the spring occasion. March On: Hardee High Schools marching band is going to Fort Myers to com pete in the District Two State Band Contest. This group of musicians is less than a year old and is already recognized as one of the outstanding Junior Bands in the state. There will be over 900 musicians competing for eligibility to go to the State Festival in St. Petersburg in April. Julliard Jewel: A Pennsylva nia native and student from Julliard School will be coming to Wauchula. On March 18, Miss Mildred Young will per form at the First Methodist Church, along with radio singer-philosopher, Richard Maxwell. Also joining them is Margot Power, winner of the CBS program, Talent Scout, hosted by Arthur Godfrey. Miss Young was a member of the USO concert division and a guest soloist with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Decades Resthaven would like to give a huge Thank You to all who so graciously donated to us during the live stock sale at this years Hardee County Fair. We appreciate your ongoing support and dedication. Thank You soc3:15c Submit A Tip Save A LifeNATIONALHUMANTRAFFICKINGHOTLINE1-888-373-7888orText Help or Info to 233733 March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9


H ARDEE L IVING CRYSTAL LAKE VILLAGEOpen HouseMarch 16, 17 & 18 10 a.m. 2 p.m.237 Maxwell Dr. Wauchula soc3:15p Elsa V. GonzalezIncome Tax Service & Notary Authorized e-filer404 Wisconsin Ave. Wauchula 863-781-3631 23 Years of Experience23 aos de experiencia soc3:8,15p Nifty Nifty Tammy Sue Is 50! Happy Birthday Love, Mom soc3:15pGreetings from Fort Green! The big old pine tree on CR663 in front of the old Cooper home place finally gave up the ghost. It looked like lightning hit it but then again the pine beetles can do a fast number. Steve McAbee now owns the place and it looks like he had to have it cut down. I met Shirley and Jeremy Braddock last week and she was telling me about a recent mission trip to South Korea. Thirty hours on an airplane is not my cup of tea. I also must confess I would be afraid to go to any foreign nation. I am sure it was as beautiful as she said and they learned quite a bit about the culture. She told me Charlotte Braddock cele brated her 90th birthday last Saturday, the 10th. Happy birthday wishes to her even though belated. Joyce Coker will celebrate this week on the 15th. I did not know Bailey Pier storff could sing! She has a ter rific talent. Lee Chanceys band was making a little music and she joined in on the vo cals. I understand Brother Randy Perry is going to NY for sur gery at the Columbia Univer sity Hospital. He will repeat the surgery that was performed before but the surgeon is giv ing him a 98% chance of success this time. Please pray for him on March 14, the scheduled surgery date. Susie Aldermans daughter, Amy Alderman Dubberly, was burned badly and has second and third degree burns. She is in the hospital but I did not un derstand where. Her mother was raised in Fort Green. Also, other relatives of the McQuaig family, William and Joey Tay lor, are still recovering from their severe burns when the four-wheeler exploded and caught fire. They say a burn is one of the worst type of accidents so they are in need of prayer. Geraldine Floyd was not able to attend church last Sunday as she is suffering from an infection. Please pray for her. It is still a beautiful time of the year. The yellow trees have quit blooming but there is a lavender one that is in full bloom and just as beautiful. My neighbor, Faye Chancey, has beautiful azaleas blooming in her yard. I used to have big bushes around an oak tree but they all died several years ago. The amaryllis are all blooming and so is the wisteria. If you cant find something pretty to see you are in trouble! Erma and David King were Wednesday night visitors last week. Franks grandfather and Edith Bassett were born in the same town in West Virginia. That is how they got to know our church. Matthew Brown is visiting from Tenn. One of his girls was in Sunday School and she said it was lots warmer here than her home because when they left home it was snowing. Everyone was glad to see Matthew and children. Dont forget there will be dinner at church next Sunday immediately after the a.m. service. A big baked potato with all the trimmings, a salad and a drink for $7. This is a youth fund raiser. The Memorial for Brave Noah will be at 2 p.m. on the 24th. Dinner will be served at 12 before the service. It was cold last week. I walked Rascal one day and had his coat on and normally we walk south of the house toward the bridge and then pass the house going north to my neighbors home. That cold day when we reached the house he just turned in and was ready to get in where it was warm. Dogs are smarter than we sometimes give them credit for. We had a vesting preacher and Sunday night he men tioned that by the year 2050 Muslins in America will be so plentiful they can vote anyone they want into the presidency and money will not have any value. That is a scary thought when you stop and think how old your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be in 2050. Pray for each other, our nation and our president. Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Hardee County Emergency Management and Health Care Task Force would like to invite everyone in the community to the fifth annual Health, Safety and Hurricane Expo. The free event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center at Stenstrom and Altman roads west of Wauchula. Its a day you wont want to miss, with activities for adults and children, educational dis plays, tips from experts, safety demonstrations and emer gency vehicle displays. The days focus will be on the importance of taking ac tion before a major disaster to ensure you can recover sucesssfully and thrive after a storm. For more information please call 863-773-9390.Emergency Care Expo Planned Recently I had my friends R. J. Fink and Bob Ink mentioned at a Wauchula Lions Club meet ing. It was met with laughter as Ink & Fink was repeated several times during the meet ing. Not to be overlooked was the fact that these two guys spent a whole day driving a tractor and shuttling folks at Pioneer Park Days. They were so much appreciated. The annual Memorial Serv ice was held on February 22nd. Many thanks to Paul and Kathy Bennett who put it all together. This is how we re member our deceased neigh bors of the past year. God bless all the families who suffered their loss this year. Again our choir played a big part in this service. Have you noticed our park entrance is a bee hive of activ ity as construction continues on Hwy 17 and the long awaited wall is in the process of being built. It has been the place to be for many of our residents who are out front daily watching the progress and of course offering some pointers. It is hard to believe that we are into March already. Com ing up this month are the PRECO Picnic, Charlie Creek Brookside Picnic, the park art show and of course the steak dinner. Check the newsletter for any further information. I recently had the privilege of talking to Anh Nguyen who is an exchange student from Viet Nam. This high school senior student is in her second year attending school in the U.S. and she plans on attend ing a university here in the States. Her sponsors are Michael and Jennifer Nienhuis who are the grandchildren of Gary Bredeweg. This charm ing young lady is an all A stu dent and loved by all her teachers. Jennifer was quick to point out what a great guest Anh is and how much her own little daughter Amelia loves her. That was easy to see as we sat at Gary and Lills house. And yes, her English is out standing. Finally, anyone who knows Mike Buuck always wondered what it would take to to get this guy to slow down. Now we know! Complicated foot sur gery! Now if he will just listen to the doctor and how about Deb, his wife who has the job of keeping him down That is not a job I would want. A big thank you to Wendy Sinclair for taking on the task of the monthly newsletter. I for one, still like my informa tion in print.Brookside Bluff NewsBy Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 Held out from last week. COURTESY PHOTOS Lill, Jennifer, Anh, Gary and little Amelia. R.J. Fink and Bob Ink. COURTESY PHOTO At its previous meeting, Wauchula Garden Club members were excited to learn of the upcoming bi-annual plant sale at the Avon Park Correctional Institution on the first Saturday of May. Ofc. Tommy Sauls, featured speaker from ACPI, is seen with Garden Club president Emma Lou Whitehurst. He explained that the horticultural program began in 1963 with the purpose of providing inmates training to help them find jobs upon release. Inmates selected for the program learn to work as part of a team and attend classes to learn about types of plants, soils, fertilizers and pesticides. In addition the program allows them to gain experience in horticultural prac tices, earning certifications which will allow them to work in a Florida nursery. Garden clubs around central Florida are proud to support this program. The next meeting of the Wauchula club will be Wednesday, March 21, at the Garden Center Building, 131, N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula. Jeannette Perrine will introduce guest speaker, Master Gardener Joyce Butsch, who will talk about succulents. LEARNING TO PLANT It was French poet, jour nalist and novelist Anatole France who made the follow ing sage observation: "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." If you're planning a trip to North Carolina in June, try to make it to the small town of Spivey's Corner for the annual Hollerin' Contest. If you'd like to participate but are worried about straining your vocal cords, you can always enter the conch-blowing contest instead of one of the ones that involves actual yelling. You might be surprised to learn that famed British author Aldous Huxley, best-known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," was a consultant on Disney's 1951 animated film version of "Alice in Won derland." After the vows have been said in a traditional Korean wedding, the groom formally introduces his new wife to his parents. The bride's father-inlaw then pelts the bride with red dates, which is supposed to ensure fertility. Jazz musician Glenn Miller was the recipient of the first gold record ever awarded, for the big-band hit "Chattanooga Choo-Choo." You might be surprised at some of the seemingly innocu ous things that arouse passions in a group of people. Take the venerable 1960s television show "Mr. Ed," for example. Evidently an evangelist named Jim Brown took issue with the show's theme song, claiming that when played backward, the tune contains the message "the source is Satan" and "someone sang this song for Satan." His preaching on the subject was so persuasive that members of a church in Ironton, Ohio, made a bonfire of recordings of the song.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.STRANGEBUT TRUEBy Samantha Weaver There are castles and even lighthouses that are less expensive than NYC apartments. About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts. A10 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


A word to the wise: Al ways have an assistant on jobs like this. However, Brownie was a hard task master. He forgot where he was a lot of the time, and you could not help knowing he was the boss. Someone suggested moving the dead bodies out to some other facilities, but with Brownie being one of them who could you ask? Father Brown, Brownie's oldest brother, at 116 is in no shape to make these decisions along with his long list of other duties. No one was prepared for Brownie to go at 115. He was just always there, somewhere, when he wasn't lost. Father Brown's wife Louise, or was it Effie? Well anyway, she said she saw Brownie just standing in the corner. She thought it was three days ago, like maybe he was lost or forgot to turn around. Burial will be at Angel's Rest. I forgot what day and time---but you can call. I don't know who will answer now. Brownie's wife Mable passed at 108 four years ago. It is with a heavy heart I have to report the passing. Oh! I've already said that. Brownie always said I was so fickled. Whatever that meant. Did I tell you he was 115, very active for his age, president of the Lions Club here 27 years until the county closed the zoo and sold the lions. Wonder where Brownie's gone now? He ain't in his casket. Lost again I guess. Reporting by this old one, Jerry (Gray Wolf) Phillips. Discovered what yogurt must re ally be ... sug arless ice cream that's melted. At least I just tried some left-over ice cream, and it made me think of yogurt just as I threw it out. Haven't run across anything that makes me think of spinach or broccoli. It may be just me, but it seems that these ambulances run faster coming off the mountain than going up them. I think I'll stay on the bottom. I want a good running start. Why does time back up when you sleep the hardest. It feels like two hours but the clock says 15 minutes. Where do all these stupid things come from? My brain, am I this demented? Why would a guy want to go to jail? A bologna sandwich tastes best when fresh. I'll pack some. Obituary: It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of an old friend here at Longwood Home For The Elderly. John Jacob Alowishes Samson Richard Brown, i.e. Brownie to his friends. His passing was totally unexpected, not prepared for. He has never missed a day's work here for 88 years. Already he is being missed. Plumbing is now backing up in one wing of our Ladies of Charity and dining hall area, as well as Mister Bob's Barber Shop and Massage Parlor. What with prune juice at an all-time high for four months in a row, Brownie is really being missed. Great LocationWith Hwy. 17 Frontage!1,500 sq. ft.With interior office area and outside back canopy. $640.80 monthlyCall 863-773-3839 Perfect for a small business, mechanics shop, auto detail shop, storage, or many other uses. 3:15,22c 3:15cDear Editor: Relationships take a lot of work and understanding by both partners. It might seem old-fashioned, but counseling before marriage is a good idea, especially with the high percentage of di vorces. Whether it be a mar riage of very young people, first-time marriage, or people who have been divorced, counseling could be time well spent before making a serious commitment. As humans, we have behaviors which can be positive or negative motives and desires. We probably want to be with the one we love without really knowing if we are compatible. One day we might find our selves in a marriage that is not working. It is sad but true that with so many broken homes today, it is usually the children who suffer more than the divorced couple. And with unhappy couples who stay together for the sake of the children, living condi tions in homes may be worse for the families, leaving the children dysfunctional. Children experience di vorced parents who may be hostile, leaving them without good role models unless par ents are careful about broken relationships. Love is not enough when personalities clash in marriage. There is an old saying that "opposites attract," but that is not something to depend on. A lasting marriage means to understand and support the other partner, leaving each other satisfied. Everyone usually begins with their best foot forward, but after the first and second year begins to settle in to taking the other partner for granted. Being in the wedding busi ness for nearly 14 years, experiencing my own marriages, and learning from family and friends, I know that marriage takes constant work on the part of both partners. Good relationships are important if people want marriages to last and be successful. Here we go with human nature we tend to be selfish, want what we want, and expect the other person to make us happy. I've heard in many wedding services for others, when preachers and priests have said "The number one cause of sep aration and divorce is taking each other for granted," If it is money problems or other disagreements, those things can be worked out, but if partners take each other for granted, a spouse will proba bly end up quite unhappy. Love, understanding, and caring are like a circle ... like a wedding ring. When these things are given and complete the circle, then love, under standing, and caring will go around and back to each partner. What goes around, comes around. Part of human nature in cludes "expecting too much" and "setting comparisons too high." Just because the hus band down the street showers his wife with candy and flowers, it might make you think that your marriage is falling short. It's not wise to compare other marriages to your own marriage. All partners are not the same. Expecting too much may not be realistic; instead, focus on the good traits of your partner. Human nature can cause many of us to wonder about al ternatives. Thinking about al ternatives can lead to divorce court. We tend to wonder if "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence," even though there are many good things to work on in our present pasture. If we get divorced can we find a better partner? If we get divorced will we feel happier? I once read a book titled "The Marriage Hearse" about tak ing your same faults into the next marriage instead of put ting life into the marriage you have now. Some people have better relationships because they have personalities for better rela tionships than others. If a per son is disagreeable, suspicious, or selfish, then that person is less likely to have a good mar riage. This is when counseling pays off. If a person loses a spouse and remarried, it will be im portant not to compare expectations from the last marriage to the new one. When some couples divorce after 20 years of marriage, it is usually be cause problems were there that were never resolved. The most successful mar riages are when partners don't take each other for granted and are always responsive to the needs and desires of their mates. Marriage doesn't mean tak ing. Marriage means giving to each other to find happiness. Carol Cowing Winter HavenLetter To The Editor Lasting Relationships Take A Lot of Work As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula We are already well into March, boy where has the time gone? March, is a busy time for Relay For Life Hardee. We just finished up with our annual booth at Pioneer Park Days. Boy, Ralph Arce can make some good ribs and the pulled pork cooked by Kevin Daniels was awesome as well. We would like to thank those who came out and supported us again this year. Relay team members will be out at PRECO's annual meet ing on Saturday, March 17th, 9am noon. It sure is a lot of fun. There is many activities and food vendors. If you are a PRECO customer you know all the great prizes you can win. Come out and see us there. I know you will have a great time. Coming up JRROTC relay team will be selling raffle tick ets for a gorgeous afghan with a breast cancer ribbon and Relay For Life logo on it. I will takes pictures as soon as we more information. There will be other fundraisers coming up. We are working on doing a pulled pork dinner soon and will be taking orders for them, be on the lookout for upcom ing info. Our next meeting is Thursday, March 22 at 6 pm at the Bobcat Den at Wauchula Ele mentary. Come see what we are planning for Relay this year. If you need more info please feel free to contact myself or Ralph. We had some wigs donated to the Relay For Life Hardee if you know of someone in need of one please let me know. Thank you Mrs. JoAnne for thinking of us. Don't forget if you have any questions about the American Cancer Society please feel free to call 1-800-227-2345. For any questions that you may have please feel free to contact myself Trayce Daniels 863-832-1197 or Ralph Arce 863-781-1470. We will do our best to answer them.Whats In Store For March It is income tax time! If you are receiving a refund this year, here are some smart uses for your money. 1) Get caught up on any bills you be behind on. Miss ing payments often result in fees or penalties, whether it is a utility bill or credit card. 2) Pay extra or pay down any outstanding credit card debt. The average interest on a credit card is typically higher than average investment re turns, including the stock mar ket. Therefore, it may be faster to build wealth by decreasing debt than by simply putting the money into a savings account. 3) Invest the money for yours or your childrens fu tures. If you have children that you would like to help with college, then placing this money into a college savings account is a great investment in your children. If they do not have an account set up, this is a great time to consider doing so with money that you did not expect. 4) Purchase something that you need. Whether this is a part for your car or something you need for your home, think about this option. Using this refund to buy something you need may allow you to later use your regular income to buy something you want. But re member to always take care of your needs before your wants! 5) Purchase something that the whole family wants. Assuming you dont need to do any of the above, buy some thing the entire family would like to have. Consider using it to take a mini-vacation, even if just for a day to spend some quality time with loved ones. This is something we often feel we cannot afford to do with just our regular cash flows so this may be an incentive to invest in your family. Remember, your best bet is to put some of your tax refund toward financial security by paying off debt, planning for the year ahead and setting aside money for long-term goals. Contact the Hardee Help Center at 863-773-0034 for more information on enrolling in a Financial Fitness class offered at that location, 713 E. Bay St., Wauchula. Plan now to make smart uses for your money! Carolyn Hendry Wyatt holds a Masters Degree in family and consumer science education. She has 30 years of experience in this field, and served for 22 years as a county agent for the University of Floridas Insti tute of Food & Agricultural Sciences Hardee County Ex tension Office.Tax Refunds: How Should I Spend My Money? O O v v e e r r 4 4 0 0 y y e e a a r r s s o o f f C C o o m m b b i i n n e e d d E E x x p p e e r r i i e e n n c c e e F F a a s s t t E E l l e e c c t t r r o o n n i i c c F F i i l l i i n n g gMonday Friday 9:30am 6pm1 12 20 0 W W. 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ZSE Names Its Third Quarter Cool Cats COURTESY PHOTOS The littlest Cool Cats are from the kindergarten (first row, from left to right)CarterPlumley, Mya Lee, Benjamin Lamboy, Sinai Thompson, Connor Slemons and Este fany Herrera-Reyes; (back) Alondra Pina-Tellez, Joshua Trevino, Nevaeh Hernandez,Pamela Tinoco and Ryan Fairfield. Serving as Cool Cats from the first grade are (first row, left to right) Max Sanchez,Jayden Kilpatrick, Alexsandra Ramos, Lola Ledezma, Jose Fabian-Ramirez, EmmaGarcia and Aaron Diaz; (back) Mariyah Villa, Melody Solorio, Leilani Tinoco, Jack Nord, Keilly Cruz-Najera and Naomi Mora-Aldama. Second-grade Cool Cats are (from left, front row), Albert Paniagua, Ryder Thomas,Payton May, Payton Lambert and Harrison Webb; (back) Kahmarie Gamble, RylanThomas, Allie Spencer and Marco Garcia-Santoya. Taking third quarter Cool Cats for the third grade are (front row, left to right) AllisonNerio, Julissa Flores, Joseph Vallejo, Cesar Sanchez and Suliyana Carrion-Martinez;(back) Alissa Gicker, Maria Villa, Jeremiah Naranjo and Felicia Hart; missing Hayden Lor. Cool Cats from the fourth grade are (first row, from left) Layla Harvey, Mareli Ponce,Carmelina Baquiax, Kaylee Reyna and Jonathan Reyes; (second row) ChristopherWolfe, Brian Fuentes, Allison Valdes, Jaymie Chancey and Oscar Montes-Reyes. Named fifth grade Cool Cats are (front, left to right) Austin Chapman, KatherineRichardson, Yazmin Sanchez, Manuel Mora-Aldama and Tahsin Iqbal; (back) Cameron Smith, Lily Lambert, Samara Meade, Sara Teuton and Gisselle Sustaita. Third grader Tanner Zuckwas also a Cool Cat. Heartland Pharmacy “We put our into our service” DON’T LET YOUR INSURANCE CHOOSE YOUR PHARMACY, CALL US! We take all Rx Insurance including Medicare Part D, Tricare, Express Scripts, Medco, CVS Caremark, Medicaid, & Many More. Free Delivery • Fast & Friendly Service Certified Mastectomy Fitter Certified Diabetic Shoes Fitter Medical Equipment & Supplies 116 Heartland Way • Wauchula • (863) 767-8920 Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm • Saturday 9 am to 1 pm3:15c Ingrown Toenail?Feet Hurt?Get care for all your foot problems Call Dale Anderson, DPM at 863-314-8600 for an appointment in Wauchula No Insurance Necessary Hablamos espaol Sebring Podiatry Center6801 US 27 North, Suite D3Sebring, FL 33870863-314-8600 Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available! Dr. Dale C. Anderson Podiatric Physician & Surgeon 3:15c R OBBY E LLIOTT invites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at 205 N. Charleston • Fort Meade 1-800-673-9512 • 3:15c A12 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


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Herald-AdvocateThursday, March 15, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate With a 16-5 win over the Red Devils at home last Friday(March 8), the Wildcats im proved to 4-1 on the season. Hardee jumped out to a quick 3-0 by the end of thefirst inning. The Devils battled back in the top of the second inning totake a 4-3 lead. A three-run effort in the bot tom of the inning, though,would pull Hardee back intothe lead. The effort began asOscar DeLeon scored follow ing a ground ball to secondbase off the bat of Coy Goughto tie the game 4-4. Hardeepulled ahead as C. Gough andCaleb Block scored followinga line drive to left field off thebat of Trenton Roberson. The Wildcats added four more runs in the bottom of thethird inning. Vicente Cabreraand Palmer Klein scored fol lowing a line drive to left fieldoff the bat of Gage Gough. G.Gough and Deleon scored inthe next at bat as C. Goughknocked a line drive to center field, bringing the score to 10-4. The Red Devils scored their final run of the game in the topof the fourth to cut the Hardeelead to 10-5. Hardee answered with a run of its own in the bottom of theinning as Blake Tinsleycrossed home after tagging upafter Cabrera knocked a fly outto center field to extend theWildcat lead to 11-5. A five run explosion by the Wildcats in the bottom of thesixth inning sealed the 16-5win. Tinsley got the effortstarted as he crossed home fol lowing a ground ball to secondbase off the bat of Klein. Cabr era scored following a groundball off the bat of DeLeon. G.Gough knocked a fly ball –reaching on an error – that al lowed Klein to score. A fly ballto center field off the bat ofBlock allowed G. Gough toscore the final run. Hardee recorded 16 runs and 10 hits in 26 at-bats during theouting. G. Gough and DeLeonrecorded three runs, Tinsley,Klein, and Cabrera had two runs, and Block recorded onerun. Klein and G. Gough eachhad two hits, Roberson, Tins ley, DeLeon, Block, Cabrera,and C. Gough each had onehit. Pitching duties were shared by Roberson, Weston Roberts,G. Gough, and Tinsley. Roberson threw 26 pitches in two innings on the moundas he allowed no hits or runs.Roberts threw 27 pitches inone inning and allowed onerun and no hits. G. Goughpitched one inning, threw 25pitches, and allowed no hitsand one run. Tinsley pitchedone inning and threw 35pitches as he allowed two hitsand three runs. With the win, the junior var sity squad improved to 4-1 onthe season. Hardee defeated the Fort Meade Miners 20-8 on March1, defeated McKeel Academy9-8 on Feb. 23, and outlastedLake Gibson 8-2 on Feb. 19.The only loss of the seasoncame in a 4-11 defeat at thehands of George Jenkins onFeb. 20. JV BASEBALL Hardee Wildcats Improve To 4-1 COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Trenton Roberson pitching for the Wildcats. Caleb Block takes his turn at bat. Blake Tinsley batting for the Wildcats. Coy Gough fields the ball for Hardee. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats dropped a heartbreaker last Thursday(March 8) as they were de feated 1-0 by the Lady Sailorsof Sarasota High School. Sarasota scored in the bot tom of the second inning to goup 1-0. The squads battled to a draw through the next four innings,before the Sarasota pitchingshut down Hardee with threestrikeouts in the top of the sev enth inning to close the game. Alayna Carranco held the mound for six full innings forHardee. She threw 67 pitches,allowed five hits, and one run. Hardee had two hits during the game off the bats of AshleePatterson and Carranco. The Sailor mound struck out 16 Hardee batters. Hardee Blanks Tenoroc, 15-0 The Lady Wildcats defeated the Tenoroc (Lakeland) HighSchool Lady Titans in a 15-0game held March 7. The scoring go going in the bottom of the first inning asMallory Gough crossed homeplate following a ground ballto center field off the bat ofPatterson. Patterson scoredlater in the inning, bringing thescore to 2-0, following aground ball off the bat of Car ranco. Hardee added six more runs in the bottom of the second.Makayla Benavidez scoredfollowing a fly ball to rightfield off the bat of Jackson. Ahard ground ball to center fieldoff the bat of Carranco sentGough across home plate. Pat terson added another run as she scored on the throw. Jack son scored on a fly ball to leftfield off the bat of AlexisMcBride. Cannaco added an other run following a sacrificefly to center field off the bat ofDeborah Figueroa. The finalrun of the inning came fromMcBride after a fly ball to rightfield off the bat of Sarah Carl ton to bring the score to 8-0. The Lady Wildcats secured the win after a seven run effortin the bottom of the third thatinvoked the mercy rule. Goughgot the scoring started as sheadvanced on an error duringJackson’s at bat. Jackson even tually knocked a hard groundball to left field that sent Pat terson across home plate. Aground ball to center field offthe bat of Carranco allowedJackson to score. Carrancowould later score on a passedball during an at bat by AmariDeLeon. Stephanie Derringer scored on a passed ball duringan at bat by Benavidez. Thefinal two runs of the game,bringing the score to 15-0,came from Carlton andDeLeon who advanced follow ing a line drive to center fieldoff the bat of Gough. Hardee recorded 15 runs and 14 hits during 24 at bats duringthe outing. Gough and Patter son each had three runs, Jack son and Carranco had two runseach, and McBride, Derringer,Carlton, DeLeon, and Be navidez each had one run.Gough and Jackson each hadthree hits, Patterson, Carranco,and Carlton each had two hits,and McBride and Benavidezeach had one hit. Benavidez held the mound for the Wildcats all three in nings and allowed one hit andno runs while throwing 37pitches. She struck out fourbatters. VARSITY SOFTBALL Sarasota Sailors Best Lady Wildcats COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Alexis McBride and Coach Caitlynn Bliss after McBridehit a double. Pitcher Makayla Benavidez and catcher Destinee Jack son having a meeting. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Wildcats suffered a powerful sting last Thursday(March 8) as they travelledto Bartow. The Yellow Jackets of Bartow High School de feated the boys in orangeand blue from Hardee SeniorHigh School in a 1-7 matchin varsity boy’s tennis ac tion. “Hardee lost 1-7 but played well against a strongBartow team,” said DennisAubry, head coach. The setback follows a pair of victories for the Wildcats. Hardee defeated the visit ing Lakeland High SchoolDreadnaughts 7-0 on March5. “Hardee won 7-0 and played very well, fightingout every point,” Aubry said. The next day, the Wildcats downed the Miners of FortMeade High School on theroad during a “closelyfought” 6-1 match.“Three matches both oppo nents split sets and had toplay a 10 point tie-breaker todetermine the winner,”Aubry said.The Fort Meade match is ex pected to have a “huge im pact” on seating for districtcompetition, Aubry said. VARSITY BOYS TENNIS Bartow Bests Hardee, 1-7


Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriages were issued recently in theoffice of the county court: Jerry Walter Bray, 22, Bowling Green, and DesareaSherice Newcomb, 25, Bowl ing Green. Cody William Gullatt, 28, Wauchula, and Alexis NicoleGilliard, 24, Wauchula. Perfecto Morales Gutierrez, 32, Bowling Green, and Au rora Lopez Velasco, 32, Bowl ing Green. Alexses Palacios Sanchez, 24, Wauchula, and Liliana In iquez, 23, Bowling Green. The following small claims cases were disposed ofrecently in county court: Naples HMA d/b/a Physi cians Regional Medical Cen ter—Collier vs. Dale Roberts,stipulated settlement ap proved, voluntary dismissal. Midland Funding vs. Omar Morales, voluntary dismissal. Portfolio Recovery Associ ates vs. Rafael Arce Jr., judg ment with stay of execution. Suncoast Credit Union vs. Juanita Murphy, Donald H.Murphy, judgment againstJuanita Murphy. Midland Funding vs. Lorena Martinez, voluntarydismissal. Portfolio Recovery Associ ates vs. Stephone D. Carlton,voluntary dismissal. Sabrina Irvin vs. Sainte Helen Mitial, voluntary dis missal. The following misde meanor cases were disposedof recently in county court: Charles Kevin Franklin, taking wildlife on roads orrights-of-way and illegal tak ing or possession of deer orwild turkey, completed pretrialdiversion program, not prose cuted. Saul Hernandez-Moreno, trespass, transferred to pretrialdiversion program, return Apr.18. Michael Allen King, pos session of drug paraphernalia,adjudication withheld, $465fines, costs and fees; posses sion of cannabis, not prose cuted. Ricardo Martinez, disor derly intoxication, $550 fines,costs and fees. Edin Morales-Vasquez, trespass on property other thanstructure/conveyance, trans ferred to pretrial diversion pro gram, return Apr. 18. Daniel Dewayne Noblett, disorderly intoxication, 31days in jail with credit for timeserved, $500 fines, costs andfees. Rosario Castillo Ponce, petit theft, transferred to pre trial diversion program, returnApr. 18. Daniel Verdugo, trespass, transferred to pretrial diversionprogram, return Apr. 18. Jaterrica Robinson, resist ing/obstructing an officerwithout violence, completedpretrial diversion program, not prosecuted. Arnesto Briseno, domestic battery, not prosecuted. Macey Leu Jorden Cald well, possession of drug para phernalia, probation 12months, 25 hours communityservice, $490 fines, costs andfees placed on lien; possessionof marijuana, not prosecuted. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the of fice of the circuit court: Pamela Garner and the state Department of Revenue(DOR) vs. Steve Richard Ben ning, petition for child support. Crystal G. Phillips vs. Misty D. Phillips, petition for injunc tion for protection. Tealisha Owens-Coronado and Joshua Coronado, divorce. Henry Kuhlman and others vs. Hardee County, writ of cer tari (petition to take case to ap pellate court Hardee CircuitCourt). Cynthia L. Martinez and DOR vs. Eradio G. Cerna Jr.,petition for administrativechild support order. Patty R. Fliss and DOR vs. Barry D. Stewart, petition toregister child support orderfrom West Virginia. Selene Finance vs. Randall S. Crews, Stacey A. Crewsand others, petition for foreclo sure of mortgage. Norah H. Suarez and DOR vs. Jorge Paniagua-Guzman,petition for administrativechild support order. Fabiola Gonzales and DOR vs. Misael Lauriano DeLa-Cruz, petition for administra tive child support order. Stephanie Lashawn Thomas and DOR vs. Shimarr DeffunJackson, petition to enforceadministrative child supportorder. Angellino Perez Lopez vs. Cassandra Delatorre, SamuelDelatorre, damages—negli gence. TBF Financial vs. Lloyd Lynn Cooper, damages—con tracts and indebtedness. Maria Del Carmen Silva and Raul Zamora, divorce. Jesse Adam Cuddeback and Erin Cuddeback, divorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed downrecently by the circuit courtjudge: Otis Blandin vs. Adleenia Marinore, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Magdelena Santiago vs. Carlos Ramirez Dominguez,dismissal of injunction for pro tection. Jessica Banda vs. Pedro Banda Jr., dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Elsa Valdez Garcia vs. Jorge E. Perez, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Katiana Pesquero Hinerman and Jonathan Hinerman, di vorce. Amanda Gayle Crawford and James Bruce Crawford Jr.,voluntary dismissal. Diana Maria Weems Moran and Aaron Scott Moran, order. Elizabeth J. DeLeon and Jose Luis DeLeon Jr., divorce. Cassandra Coney vs. WalMart Stores Inc., dismissed. Ethedred Kelly vs. state De partment of Corrections(DOC), case closed. Jorge L. Niebla vs. DOC, petition dismissed, caseclosed. There was no felony crim inal court recently due to thejudge’s absence. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 ormore were filed recently inthe office of the clerk ofcourt: Zolfo Storage to Colon Lambert, $50,000. Rebecca W. Nuccio to Colon Lambert, $50,000. Marily May Mundy to Avel R. and Oneida B. Juarez,$265,000. Raymond E. Kinney, Jerry Kinney, Sara Kinney andSusan Parsons to W. L. Beck ham and William and Kim berly Furrow, $25,000. Catherine L. Bennett as trustee to Richard G. Hestersand Annette M. Hesters astrustees, $80,000. Hardee Circuit Court to TC12, tax deed, $20,000. Alvin E. Oakley to Isidro Medrano, $14,000. Fausto A. and Lidianette Molinares to Coty Skinner,$310,000. Haysar Ahmad and Rafik Ahmad Abdelhalim to ReynaGloria Leon Pene and Se lestino Hernandez DeJesus,$40,000. Khaldon F. Ottallach to Bowling Green Florida Com munity RedevelopmentAgency, $20,000. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Pursuant to F.S. 197.512Victoria L. RogersHardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court andComptrollerTax Deed File: 252017TD023XXXXDate: 02/20/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL INTEREST. The property will be sold at a public auction on the4th day on April, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless theback taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale,contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, im mediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749,Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 259YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2014NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: TC 10U LLCParcel ID Number: 27-33-25-0000-42320-0000Description of Property: 20 AC MINERAL RIGHTSE1/2 OF NW1/4 OF NE1/427 33S 25E272P521 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on April 4, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk 3:1-22c Notices Notices NOTICE The Hardee County Board of County Commissionersare accepting applications for persons interested inserving on the Parks & Recreation Board, Planning &Zoning Board, and the Library Advisory Board. Formore information regarding these boards please con tact Sandy Meeks in the County Manager’s Office at863-773-9430, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103,Wauchula, FL 33873. Applications are available on the county’s or at the County Manager’s Of fice, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula,Florida. Russell Melendy, Chairman 3:15c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. : 252018DR000069 Jerry Lee King,Petitioner,andJennifer Lynn Corbin,Respondent_____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:Jennifer Lynn Corbin 10521 Fincher RoadWaleska, GA 30183 YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an action for dissolution of mar riage has been filed against youand that you are required toserve a copy of your written de fenses, if any, to it on Jerry LeeKing whose address is 220Strickland Street on or beforeMarch 30, 2018, and file the orig inal with the clerk of this Courtat Hardee County Clerk ofCourts, 417 W. Main St., Room202, Wauchula, FL 33873 beforeservice on Petitioner or immedi ately thereafter. If you fail to doso, a default may be enteredagainst you for the relief de manded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following realor personal property should bedivided: N/A. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of theCircuit Court’s office. You mayreview these documents uponrequest. You must keep the Clerk of Circuit Court’s office notified ofyour current address. (You mayfile Designation of Current Mail ing and E-Mail Address, FloridaSupreme Court Approved Fam ily Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will bemailed to the address on recordat the clerk’s office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic dis closure of documents and infor mation. Failure to comply canresult in sanctions, includingdismissal or striking of plead ings.Dated: February 23, 2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Edwina Cumbee Deputy Clerk 3:1-22p ______________________________ NOTICE OF MEETING The Hardee County Economic Development Authority (Independent Board) will meet on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission Cham bers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula,Florida. For more information call the County Man ager’s office at 863/773-9430.This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per son needing to make special arrangements should con tact the County Commissioner’s office at leastforty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.This notice is published in compliance with FloridaStatutes 286.0105.Interested parties may appear at the public meeting andbe heard. If a person decides to appeal any decisionmade by the members, with respect to any matter con sidered at such meeting or hearing, he will need arecord of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of theproceeding is made, which record includes the testi mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to bebased.Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager 3:15c NOTICE EXECUTIVE SESSION HARDEE SCHOOL BOARD The Superintendent of Schools has called anExecutive Session of the Hardee County SchoolBoard for Monday, March 19, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.The session will be held in the School BoardMeeting Room located at 230 South Florida Av enue, Wauchula, Florida. The purpose of thesession is for collective bargaining, and isclosed to the public. 3:15c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252016CA000488 CAMILO MORILLO and ROSAMORILLO, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs.MANUEL A. FORMOSO ANDMANUEL FORMOSO; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERKOF COURTS FOR HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA; STATE OFFLORIDA; HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA; and CITY ELECTRICSUPPLY COMPANY, a Floridacorporation, Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur suant to Final Default Judgmentand Summary Final Judgment ofForeclosure and for Attorney’sFees and Costs entered by the Court on February 26, 2018, inthe above-styled cause, I willsell to the highest and best bid der for cash on the second floorhallway outside of room 202 ofthe Hardee County Courthouselocated at 417 West Main Street,Wauchula, Florida, on the 21 dayof March, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.,the following-described prop erty: The E of SW of Block 16, LESS the North 55.0feet thereof, of the Origi nal Survey of the Town ofWauchula, in Section 3,Township 34 South,Range 25 East, accordingto the map or platthereof, recorded in PlatBook 1, page 29, of thepublic records of HardeeCounty, Florida. DATED this 26 day of February,2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of Courts Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 3:8,15c ______________________________ 3:15c It Doesn’t Just Happen To Women RAPE CRISIS LINE 1 (888) 956 7273 B2 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


By NEIL SIMPSON For The Herald-Advocate Richard Beaulieu, a snow bird who winters in BrooksideBluffs at Zolfo Springs, trav elled to Sebring to compete inTanglewood's 6th annual Win ter Classic Pickleball Tourna ment. Pickleballers are rated on a scale from 2.5 (beginner) to 5.0 (master). Beaulieu plays at the 4.0 level and partnered withMelissa Eichmeyer-Shaffer, ofPunta Gorda, to take bronze inthe mixed doubles 60-69-year-old bracket. On the second day of the event, he was back in Sebring,partnered with Peter Riley,of Punta Gorda, to take silver in a hard fought final againsttwo of Tanglewood's finestplayers in the men's 60-69 agegroup. Beaulieu played tennis when he was young then con tinued with racquetball andsquash. As with a huge number of seniors, he has found his gamein pickleball. Local Snowbird Medals At 6th Annual Winter Classic COURTESY PHOTOS Richard Beaulieu steps in to make a dink shot (a soft short shot that just clears thenet) as his partner Peter Riley looks on. Beaulieu smashes his return in men's doubles pickleball action in Sebring. Silver medals went to (from left) Peter Riley, Punta Gorda, and Richard Beaulieu,of Zolfo Springs. Gold medalists were Mike March and Grant McLaughlin of Se bring. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats are on a three-game win streak follow ing a decisive victory over acoastal powerhouse squad lastweek. The Hardee Senior High School junior varsity softballsquad sunk the Lady Sailors ofSarasota High School, 11-3,last Thursday (March 8) asthey improved to 3-1-1 on theseason. Hardee jumped to an early lead in the top of the first in ning when Chloe Martinezcrossed home plate followinga groundout off the bat of An abel Ramos. The Sailors tied it up, 1-1, in the bottom of the inning. Lyndsey Welch scored on a passed ball in the top of thesecond as the Lady Wildcatsregained the lead, going up 2-1. Hardee added four more runs in the top of the third in ning. Martinez crossed homeafter Trinity Herr singled witha ground ball to left field.Ramos scored on a wild pitchin the next at bat. Herr scoredin the next at bat as AnahiCano singled with a fly ball toleft field. Moreno would even tually score after LyndseyWelch was walked with basesloaded to bring the score to 6-1. The Sailors answered the rally with a single run to cutthe lead to 6-2. A five-run rally in the top of the fourth continued to pushHardee ahead. Jarisa Lindseyscored on a passed ball to getthe rally started. Martinezscored following a ground outto first base off the bat ofMoreno. Herr scored in thenext at-bat as she crossedhome on a wild pitch. Canowas driven home following aline drive to right field off thebat of Welch. Yasmin Ramirezscored the final run of the rallyon a ground ball off the batDenali Briones, bringing thescore to 11-2. The final run of the four-in ning match came in the bottomof the inning from Sarasota tobring the final score to 11-3. Hardee had 11 runs and six hits in 19 at bats. Martinez had three runs, Herr had two runs, and Ramos,Moreno, Cano, Ramirez,Welch, and Lindsey each hadone run. Herr and Welch eachhad two hits, and Canorecorded one hit. Briones held the mound all four innings, threw 64 pitches,allowed seven hits, and threeruns. Hardee Bests Panthers, 14-1 The Lady Wildcats bested the Lady Panthers from Mul berry High School in a 14-1match on March 2. Hardee jumped to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the firstinning as Ramos scored on afly ball to left field off the batof Welch. The Lady Wildcats added four more runs in the top of thesecond inning. Briones scoredfollowing a ground ball off thebat of Lndsey to get thingsstarted. Lindsey and Isabel De larosa scored on a hard groundball off the bat of Herr. Thefinal run of the inning camefrom Herr who crossed homeplate after a line drive to sec ond off the bat of Moreno tobring the score to 5-0. Hardee added five more runs in the top of the third.Ramirez and Azaria Riversscored on a single to left fieldoff the bat of Cano. Canoscored in the next at bat fol lowing a ground ball off thebat of Ramos. Ramos reachedhome following an error by thefirst baseman as Welch stoodat the plate. Herr scored on thesame error, bringing the scoreto 10-0. Michelle Patterson knocked a single fly ball to right fieldthat allowed Rivers to crosshome. With the ball in play,Moreno scored on the throw.Patterson would eventuallyscore following a double byRamirez. The final Hardee runcame from Ramirez off aground ball by Kiara Coron ado that brought the score to14-0. Mulberry’s sole run came in the bottom of the fourth, bring ing the score to 14-1. Hardee had 14 runs and 14 hits in 35 at bats during theouting. Ramos, Herr, Rivers, and Ramirez each had two runs. Cano, Moreno, Patterson,Briones, Delarosa, and Lind sey each had one run. Morenohad three hits,, Herr, Ramirez,and Briones had two hits, andCano, Ramos, Welch, Patter son, and Coronado had one hit. Briones and Martinez shared pitching duties. Brionesthrew 38 pitches and allowedone hit in three innings. Mar tinez threw 38 pitches in twoinnings and allowed two hitsand one run. Lady Cats No Hit ‘Dawgs, 14-0 The Lady Wildcats blanked the DeSoto County HighSchool Lady Bulldogs on Feb.23 in a 14-0 outing. Hardee had 14 runs and eight hits in 22 at bats. Mar tinez, Cano, Herr, Moreno,Wilson, and Patterson eachhad two runs, and Ramirez andLindsey each had one run.Wilson had three hits, Herrhad two hits, and Briones,Rivers, and Lindsey each hadon hit. Martinez held the mound all five innings. She threw 59pitches and allowed no hits orruns in what was recorded asthe squad’s first no-hitter ofthe season. George Jenkins Bests Hardee, 11-1 In the opening game of the season, Hardee was bested 11-1 by George Jenkins (Lake land) High School during agame held Feb. 16. JV SOFTBALL Hardee Sinks Lady Sailors COURTESY PHOTO The 2018 Hardee Senior High JV softball team are (front, from left) Azaria Rivers, Anahi Cano, Chloe Martinez,Kiara Coronado, Yazmin Ramirez, Anabel Ramos, Isabel Delarosa and Lucia Galavez; (back) Michelle Patterson,Taleia Moreno, Lyndsey Welch, Jarisa Lindsey, Kyra Wilson, Madi McGhee, Trinity Herr, Chastady Flores andDenali Briones. BALLER BASH PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Mallory Gough was feted with a party late last monthin the library of Hardee Senior High School in recogni tion of signing a commitment to play softball forWarner University. Gough (at right) is pictured abovewith Caitlyn Bliss, head coach of the Lady Wildcat var sity softball squad. 1. Since 2000, two majorleague starting pitchers havewon a regular-season MVPAward. Name them. 2. The Cleveland Indians set a record in a game in 2016for most pitchers combiningfor a shutout. How many didthey use? 3. Who was the last running back for the Titans franchisebefore DeMarco Murray in2016 to throw a touchdownpass and run for a touchdownin the same game? 4. When was the last time all four No. 1 seeds in men'sbasketball made it to the FinalFour of the NCAA Tourna ment? 5. Who was the last NHL player before Tampa Bay'sNikita Kucherov in 2017 tostart a season by scoring inseven consecutive games? 6. Who was the first U.S. male to win a World Cupdownhill skiing race? 7. Golfer Phil Mickelson set a record in 2017 for mostcareer victories (26) in thePresidents Cup. Who had heldthe mark? ANSWERS 1. Justin Verlander in 2011, and Clayton Kershaw in 2014. 2. Nine pitchers.3. Earl Campbell in 1980, when the franchise was inHouston. 4. It was 2008 (Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA andMemphis). 5. Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux, in 1992. 6. Bill Johnson, in 1984.7. Tiger Woods, with 24 wins. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek Make The Winning Score! 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B4 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018 Q: Can you tell me what is going on with the new"Charmed" series? —Cassie T., via email A: Well, all three Halliwell sisters finally have been cast inThe CW's "Charmed" reboot.The first iteration of this witchyseries ran for eightseasons from 1998-2006 and starredAlyssa Milano,Holly Marie Combs,Shannen Doughertyand Rose McGowan(who came aboardfor seasons fourthrough eight afterShannen's character was killedoff at the end of season three).This time around we haveMadeleine Mantock (portray ing Macy), Melonie Diaz (Mel)and Sarah Jeffery (Madison)playing the supernatural sisterswho discover they are witchesafter the death of their mother. According to character de scriptions provided by TheCW: Macy is a geneticist whois described as practical, drivenand brilliant, and she's com pletely shocked by the discov ery that she's a witch. Mel is alesbian and an outspoken ac tivist who loses her way afterher mother's death. And Madi son is a bubbly college fresh man whose new life as a witchconflicts with her goal of beinga sorority girl. The pilot of the series is currently in pre production, so there's noword yet on when or if itwill air. *** Q: I loved the TV series based on Char laine Harris' "Mid night, Texas" books. Will it be back for an other season? —Valentine F., via Facebook A: You can bet that NBC re newed the previous summer'sNo. 1 broadcast drama for an other season. For those unfa miliar with the series, it'sdirected by Niels Arden Oplev,the visionary director of "Mr.Robot," and based on the hitbook series from author Char laine Harris ("True Blood").The story takes place in a re mote Texas town where no oneis who they seem. From vam pires and witches to psychicsand hit men, "Midnight" is amysterious safe haven for thosewho are different. As the townmembers fight off outside pres sures, they all band togetherand form a strong and unlikelyfamily. *** READERS: There have been some release-datechanges for a few big moviesdue out this spring. "Avengers:Infinity War" has moved up itsrelease date from May 4 toApril 27. Upon hearing that Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Ferdinand" (PG) — Ferdi nand (voiced unironically byformer cage fighter John Cena)is a gentle-natured bull withtender tendencies that don'tquite lend them selves to bullfight ing. Tragicallyorphaned when hewas young, Ferdi nand runs away andfinds refuge on aflorist's farm (heloves flowers!). Butan accidental ram page gets him sentback to the bull fighting farm where he wasborn, and so begins his struggleto return home. With the help ofa would-be trainer and goatLupe (Kate McKinnon), a pas sel of hedgehogs (there's a backstory; stay through the credits)and fellow bulls Bones (An thony Anderson), Guapo (Pey ton Manning) and Valiente(Bobby Cannavale), Ferdinandfinds the strength to be vulner able. It's an endearing storywith a sweet, positive messagefor all ages: Be yourself. "The Shape of Water" (R) — One part "Beauty and theBeast," one part "Creature fromthe Black Lagoon," and 100percent distinctive, Guillermodel Toro's Oscar-winning BestFilm of 2017 involves a clean ing crew, a secret governmentlaboratory and a mysterious un derwater creature. SallyHawkins plays Elisa, a mutemember of the two-person jan itorial staff (Octavia Spencer isthe other, with enough com mentary for both) in a highlyclassified research facility.While cleaning, Elisa meets andforms a relationship with anamphibious being held underlock and key. The patina of theCold War on the science-exper iment setting manages to beboth lush and clinical, and thestory, while being fairly "outthere," is all empathy and heart. "The Disaster Artist" (R) — In 2003, writer and directorTommy Wiseau made "TheRoom," a love story of sorts,absolute trash and sometimesreferred to as "The CitizenKane of Bad Movies." It was a total flop atthe time, buthas sincecarved aniche as acomedywith a cultfollowing.This is themovie aboutthe making of that movie. James Franco directsand stars as Wiseau. In acting classes, he meets fellow thes pian Greg Sistero (DaveFranco); Wiseau's passion and zest (and instability) meet Sis tero's seemingly bottomlesscash drawer (and affability), and a partnership is born. Ab solutely brimming withcameos, it even has some side-by-side comparisons with theoriginal film that will have you in tears. "I, Tonya" (R) — The incred ibly mostly true and absolutely in-your-face story of ground breaking figure skater and no torious Olympic bad sport Tonya Harding (Margot Rob bie). From her unabashedly redneck upbringing and disas trously offensive mother(played in high glory by Allison Janney) to her allegedly abu sive, estranged husband JeffGillooly (Stan Sebastian) and the scandalous clubbing of fel low skater Nancy Kerrigan. It'sa dark comedy as well-executed as a Harding triple axel. NEW TV RELEASES "The New Adventures of Old Christine" The Complete First Season "Kendra on Top" Season 6 "Fear the Walking Dead" The Complete 3rd Season "Major Crimes" The Com plete Series (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVD Previews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Feb. 5. Don't mess with Meryl Streep! When Harvey Wein stein's attorneys, trying to gethim off of racketeeringcharges, quoted her as saying,"He has always been respect ful to me," she shot back,"Harvey Weinstein's attorneys'use of my statement — that hewas not sexually aggressive orphysically abusive in our busi ness relationship — as evi dence he was not abusive withmany OTHER women is pa thetic and explosive!" Sheadded, "The criminal actionshe is accused of conducting onthe bodies of these women arehis responsibility, and if thereis any justice left in the sys tems, he will pay for them." P.S. The Weinstein Com pany is currently up for sale. *** Netflix is resurrecting more old shows. It will launch a re boot of the classic sci-fi series"Lost in Space" (1965-1968)on April 13. A screener has al ready sent it to the Interna tional Space Station for theastronauts to watch. The seriestakes place 30 years into thefuture, when colonization inspace is a reality. Starring asJohn Robinson (played by Guy Williams in the 1960s) will beToby Stephens, Pierce Bros nan's 007 villain in "Die An other Day" (2002) and alsoStarz "Black Sails" series. Hiswife, Maureen, will be playedby Molly Parker (of "House ofCards") and Will Robinson(Billy Mumy) now will beplayed by 12-year-oldChicago-born Max Jenkins.Dr. Zackary Smith (JonathanHarris) has undergone a gen der change and will be playedby Parker Posey, best knownfor the Woody Allen films "Ir rational Man" (2015) and"Cafe Society" (2016). Not content to be "spaced out," Netflix also is reviving"Sabrina the Teenage Witch,"with Kiernan Shipka(Sally Draper in"Mad Men") as Sab rina (played byMelissa Joan Hartfrom 1996-2003).Her aunts will be Mi randa Otto (Eowyn inthe second and third"Lord of the Rings"films), taking overfor Beth Broderick as ZeldaSpellman, and Lucy Davis(Etta Candy in "WonderWoman,") handling Caroline Rhea's role of Hilda Spellman. *** Even though CBS has Tom Selleck in the hit series "BlueBloods," the network is intentin revisiting his days asThomas Magnum in "Mag num, P.I. (1980-88). For thepilot to sell the series, it hascast Jay Hernandez in Sell eck's star-making role. Her nandez starred in "Hostel"(2005) and the 2007 sequel,and most recently was in "Sui cide Squad" (as Chato San tana/El Diablo) and "BadMom's Christmas," with MilaKunis, Kristen Bell and SusanSarandon. Finally, billionaire Bill Gates has filmed an appear ance in "The BigBang Theory" thatwill air later thismonth. In the show,Penny hosts Gates ather work, and theguys do everythingthey can to meethim. Gates' last sit com appearance wasin "Fraser" in 200l. How can anyone survive withonly two sitcom appearancesin 17 years? (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Black Panther (PG-13) Chadwick Boseman, MichaelB. Jordan 2. Red Sparrow (R) Jen nifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton 3. Death Wish (R) Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio 4. Game Night (R) Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams 5. Peter Rabbit (PG) ani mated 6. Annihilation (R) Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh 7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) Dwayne John son, Karen Gillan 8. Fifty Shades Freed (R) Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dor nan 9. The Greatest Showman (PG) Hugh Jackman, MichelleWilliams 10. Every Day (PG-13) An gourie Rice, Justice Smith (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. news, Warner Bros. bumpedthe release date of the Rock'slatest sure-to-be-blockbuster"Rampage," which is based onthe popular video game of thesame name, from April 20 toApril 13. This will give themovie a full two weeks to try toget its box-office numbers upbefore "Avengers" comes totake away most of its audience. Amy Schumer also posted on Instagram that her newmovie, "I Feel Pretty," willopen a week earlier, on April20, instead of April 27, so asnot to have to compete with the"Avengers" audience. Amyjokingly wrote, "I forgot I hada thing. 'I Feel Pretty' will nowcome out April 20 to avoid anyAvenging!! So exciting!" Write to Cindy at King Fea tures Weekly Service, 628 Vir ginia Drive, Orlando, FL32803; or e-mail her at let (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. 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March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 L LOYD H ALL invites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at 205 N. Charleston • Fort Meade 1-800-673-9512 • 3:15c ______________________________ FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OFLAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner, vs.RICHARD A. WORLEY, Case #40921 & 41004, Respondent _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RICHARD A. WORLEY, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint hasbeen filed against you seekingto revoke your CORRECTIONALCertificate in accordance withSection 943.1395, F.S., and anyrules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a writ ten copy of your intent to re quest a hearing pursuant toSection 120.57, F.S. upon DeanRegister, Director, Criminal Jus tice Professionalism Program,Florida Department of Law En forcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tal lahassee, Florida 32302-1489,on or before April 22, 2018. Fail ure to do so will result in a de fault being entered against youto Revoke said certification pur suant to Section 120.60, F.S.,and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C.Dated: February 22, 2018 Dean Register, ProfessionalismDirectorFLORIDA DEPARTMENT OFLAW ENFORCEMENTBy: -s-Ashley Balck, DivisionRepresentative 3:1-22c __________________________________ 25 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in tobacco, sweet potatoes,and other diversified crops in Johnston County, North Carolina, for Michael D. Tart withwork beginning on or about 05/05/2018 and ending on or about 11/30/2018. The job of fered is for an experienced farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work ex perience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will bepaid is $11.46 per hour and piece rate may be offered depending on crop activity. Work ers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of em ployment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker.Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their perma nent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will beprovided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to work ers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must providedocumentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants shouldreport or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center – Johnston County, 8998 US 70 Busi ness Hwy West Suite 100, Clayton, NC 27520, (919) 553-0953, or the nearest local officeof their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10825752. EOE. 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As the focus turns toward long-term recovery from Hur ricane Irma, survivors havemany resources available fromnonprofits and governmentagencies to assist with unmetneeds. Twenty-six Long Term Re covery Groups across the state,supported by a wide variety ofnonprofits and FEMA Volun tary Agency Liaisons, arehelping Irma survivors con nect with those resources. The VALs support the effort by participating in meetingsbetween volunteer groups andcommunities and by providingtechnical support and sugges tions on how best to coordinatetheir current recovery effortslocally. They also assist withtheir recovery strategy by pro viding best practices from Na tional Voluntary OrganizationsActive in Disaster, FloridaVOAD and Volunteer Florida. Some of the nonprofit groups supporting long-termrecovery are FL Baptist Disas ter Relief, American RedCross, Catholic Charities,Habitat for Humanity, UnitedMethodist FL Conference,Jewish Community Services,Lutheran Social Services,Presbyterian Disaster Assis tance, St. Vincent De Paul,United Way and the Salvation Army. Housing and homelessorganizations, foundations andfood banks also assist in long-term recovery efforts. These volunteerand faithbased, civic service and com munity organizations, alongwith disability service, supportand advocacy organizationscomprise LTRGs. They helptake care of unmet disaster-re lated needs of people who mayneed more time and resourcesto recover. Hurricane Irma survivors with unmet needs may for as sistance from LTRGs in theircommunity. Specialists from several federal agencies also offer sup port by working with localgroups to help build strongerand safer communities betterprepared to face disasters. The agencies involved, led by FEMA, are working to: • Return businesses, in cluding agriculture, to ahealthy state and develop neweconomic opportunities; • Restore and improve health and social service net works; • Rebuild and support af fordable and accessible hous ing, including ruraldevelopment; • Restore and improve re silience of infrastructure sys tems; • Protect natural and cul tural resources and historicproperties; and • Help plan for safer and more resilient communities. Federal agencies include the Department of Commerce,Department of AgricultureFarm Service Agency andRural Development, Depart ment of Health and HumanServices, Department of Hous ing and Urban Development,Army Corps of Engineers, De partment of Interior andFEMA. For disaster recovery infor mation, visit IrmaFL or follow @FE MARegion4 on Twitter and onFEMA’s Facebook page. Long-term Help Remains After Hurricane Irma Maybe, theywould be bet ter off if theywent to achurch withother peoplelike them.“Birds of afeather sticktogether, youknow.” This is not what Jesus had in mind for his church. He never intended his body to be onlyfor the people that fit in. The invitation is clear:“Whosoever will come, let him take freely ofthe water of life.” “Whosoever” is Jesus’sheart. “Whosoever” requires courage; it re quires intentionality; it requires empathy; it re quires mindfulness. Most churches deny they put up barriers. Every church I have ever been part of or con sulted with, assured me, “We are a friendlychurch.” The reality is, they were friendly topeople they already knew. It takes energy tomeet new people and to make new friends.Some churches just won’t spend the energy.Some churches just don’t have the heart. There is an easy fix to this: See everyone the way Jesus sees them. Give your best effortat understanding their needs. Invite them tocome to church with you. Speak to strangers atchurch before you engage your “circle.” Despite the decline in church attendance, I am convinced people are hungry to beknown, loved and accepted. Will you listen tothe taps on the windows and welcome in peo ple who need to know church is a place ofgrace?Hardee County native Clay Smith is lead pas tor at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter,S.C. He and his brother and sister still own thefamily ranch in the Lemon Grove communityeast of Wauchula. You can follow him at un O utsidemy of fice window islarge crepemyrtle. A car dinal has takenup residencein that tree.Whenever I gointo my office,I turn the light on, which apparently wakes thecardinal. After about five minutes, the cardinalflies up to my window ledge and begins topeck at it. Then, he will turn, fly off, do a U-turn, and fly straight into the glass. I think he doesn’tlike me disturbing his rest. I understand. I don’tlike people turning on the light when I’m try ing to sleep either. I can’t figure out what the cardinal wants. Does he want me to turn off the light so he canget back to sleep? Does he want me to not talkso loud? Does he want me to open the windowand let him into the warmth of the building?Sometimes I look at him and say, “I’m sorry, Idon’t speak bird.” My feathered friend is disrupting. I’ll have a meeting in my office. We’ll be at very seriousmoment. Then we hear, “THUNK.” The birdhas flown into the window again. Or I will be talking to someone about a very serious issue in her family. She is crying,and I need to offer words of pastoral comfort.Then I heard, “TAP, TAP, TAP, TAP.” Thetears stop and whoever is in my office says,“What was that?” I respond, “Just our versionof ‘Angry Birds. Please continue.’” There are people outside the church who run into our windows. They tap at our windowsills. We aren’t sure what they want. They canbe annoying. Sometimes, we’re not even surewe should let them into church. Maybe, wethink, they simply aren’t church people. Directions By Clay Smith Hardee County Native CARDINAL AT MY WINDOW … Motorists visiting the gas pump today will find pricesthat are cheaper than a weekago. Florida gas prices de clined 4 cents last week. Thestate average of $2.50 is 15cents less than a month ago,but 22 cents more than thistime last year. The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are inWest Palm Beach-Boca Raton($2.63), Naples ($2.60), andMiami ($2.57). The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are inPunta Gorda ($2.42), Jack sonville ($2.42), and Mel bourne-Titusville ($2.44). "Gasoline should slide a few cents more this week,based on last week's decline inwholesale prices," said MarkJenkins, spokesman, AAA -The Auto Club Group. "Pump prices are sliding right nowbecause crude and gasolineoutput have remained strong.However, gas prices are stillforecast to rise 20 cents in thecoming months, as demandclimbs and refineries switch tosummer blend gasoline." Gasoline has averaged the highest price for the month ofMarch in four years. On average, motorists are paying $3 more for a full tankcompared to this time lastyear. Crude oil is $14 per barrelmore than last year; prevent ing a plunge at the pump. Crude oil prices closed at $62.04 per barrel an increaseof 79 cents from the week be fore. Gasoline futures finished the week down 3 cents fromMonday's closing price. Gas Prices Are Lower Homemade Microwave Meals Are Time-Saver I've found that using my mi crowave oven saves hours oftime and keeps my kitchenclean and cool. The history ofthe microwave oven goes backto 1946, when Dr. PercySpencer, an electronics geniusand war hero, was touring oneof the labs at the RaytheonCompany. It was testing a vac uum tube called a magnetron,the power tube that drives aradar set. As Dr. Percy stood infront of the "radar box," acandy bar in his pocket melted. Dr. Percy tried other experi ments with food, includingusing popcorn kernels. He de signed a metal box around themagnetron with microwavepower. Engineers developedand refined the idea, and thefirst commercial microwaveoven hit the market in 1947.However, original responsewas negative, and it wasn'tuntil 1975 that a microwaveoven was created for homekitchens. I encourage you to read the instruction book that came withyour microwave oven. It's theeasiest way to discover all itsfeatures and how to use them.My microwave has all of theusual funchtion, but I espe cially love the warming ovenfeature. It cycles on and off sothat I can hold dinner for myhusband when he's runninglate, or keep a casserole dishwarm during the holidays. You can use your microwave to prepare everything from ap petizers to desserts. It's also en ergy efficient, so it won't heatup your kitchen. And it helps toretain more nutrients in yourfoods during cooking. In somecases, a microwave is the bestway to cook a dish, especiallyones with vegetables, becausethey'll have better taste and tex ture. When cooking on any power level other than HIGH, theoven cooks by cycling poweron and off, so the energy has achance to move through thefood without overcooking it.HIGH is usually reserved forcooking, while MEDIUM andLOW power are generally usedto soften, melt and defrostfoods. Carefully follow therecipe when using your mi crowave, and you'll have beau tifully cooked meals everytime. This recipe for Quick Stuffed Bell Peppers is easy to assem ble and cooks in minutes. Itfreezes well, so double therecipe, and when you'repressed for time you'll have ahomemade meal in just min utes! QUICK STUFFED BELL PEPPERS 8 bell peppers, tops removedand cut into a small dice,white membrane and seedsremoved and discarded1 cup shredded MontereyJack cheese, divided1 pound lean ground beef orturkey5 crackers, crushed into finecrumbs1 Eggland's Best egg, slightlybeaten1 (3 ounce) package dehy drated onion soup mix1 tablespoon steak sauce1 teaspoon Worcestershiresauce1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepperTomato Sauce Topping:8 ounces tomato sauce2 tablespoons salsa1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons brown sugar 1. Using a large bowl, gen tly mix together the diced pep per tops, 1/2 cup of cheese,ground meat, crackers, egg,soup mix, steak sauce, Worces tershire sauce, salt and blackpepper. 2. Stuff the prepared pep pers with the ground meat mix ture, and stand them upright ina lightly greased 12-by-8-by-2-inch baking dish. 3. Combine the tomato sauce, salsa, salt, pepper andbrown sugar. Mix well andpour over peppers. 4. Cover tightly with mi crowave-safe plastic wrap; foldback small edge for steam toescape. Microwave on HIGH12 to 15 minutes, until the fill ing is hot and pepper is almosttender. Let stand 6 to 8 min utes. Sprinkle peppers with theremaining cheese. Serve with aside of rice and a salad.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's au thor, culinary historian and theauthor of seven cookbooks. Hernew cookbook is "The KitchenDiva's Diabetic Cookbook."Her website To see how-to videos, recipes and much,much more, Like Angela ShelfMedearis, The Kitchen Diva!on Facebook. Recipes may notbe reprinted without permis sion from Angela ShelfMedearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis 10 HOURS A MONTH! That’s all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave message.)


3:15c WEÂ’VE GOT SPIRIT ... COURTESY PHOTOS Students at Zolfo SpringsElementary competed forthe coveted spirit stickand had fun playinggames with their teachersduring the recent CoolCat Assembly. QUIET WEDDING COURTESY PHOTOS Bowling Green Elemen tary School kindergartenstudents are coping withthe letter Q. They recentlyheld a wedding ceremonyjoining Mr. Q and Miss Uin making the QU sound.It seems that Mr. Q cannotmake his sound withouthis sound-mate, Miss U.So they decided to wed tohelp all people spellwords with Q having a be ginning sound. B6 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


Florida Citrus Hall Of Fame Adds 2 New Members March 9 PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY From left are John O'Neal, Florida Citrus Mutual Executive Director Mike Sparks,and Ken Sanders. O'Neal and Sanders are with Joe L. Davis Real Estate Inc. inWauchula. From left are Hill Griffin, president of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.; Hardee County nativeLeAnna Himrod, marketing, Florida Citrus Commission; and Ben Hill Griffin III, CEO and board chairman. From left are Sherry McCorkle, field representative for U.S. Congressman TomRooney; Rep. Rooney; and Miss Florida Citrus Rachel Smith, a University of Floridagraduate student in sports management from Clearwater. Attending the 2018 Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Celebration at Florida Southern Col lege in Lakeland Friday were Pat Carlton, Dr. Barbara Carlton and Carl Saunders. Bryan Hill Belcher, production manager of Davis Citrus Management, and his fatherBryan Belcher attended the citrus luncheon. L. Gene Albrigo was installed into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Dr. Albrigo isshown with his wife Clydene. They were married Aug. 25, 1959. He was honored forhis long career in citrus research, writings, teaching and traveling to various citrus-producing countries. He worked many years at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricul tural Sciences. Installed into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame was Marvin Kahn, shown with his wifeElsa. They will celebrate 64 years of marriage on Aug. 22. His parents immigrated to the U.S. from Lithuania. Kahn lives in Sebring and has worked in the citrus indus try most of his life and has been a community leader in Highlands County. His first orange grove was on 20 acres in Sebring. Shown here are several old Florida citrus labels that are now part of history. March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7


By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats domi nated a three-way meet Feb.15 as they strutted to victory atthe Dragon Track and FieldTournament at Lake Placid. The ladies earned 10 first place finishes as they rackedup 84 points to claim the title.Avon Park High School wassecond with 52.5 points andLake Placid High School wasthird with 41.5 points. The boys finished in the middle of the pack with 52points. Avon Park was firstwith 75 points and Lake Placidwas third with 51 points. Tatiana Mier led the Lady Cats in individual wins withfirst place finishes in the3200m and 1600m runs. The Lady Cats also secured first place finishes in the4x400m and 4x800m relays. Ingrid Mendoza, Yennifer Nunez, Tatiana Mier, andLaura Ramos ran the 4x400with a time of 12:11.97. Jessica Pascual, Kaitlynn Brandeberry, Ebony Lami, andJesula Charles ran the 4x800with a time of 4:52.00. First place finishes also came from Brilyance Augustusin the shot put with a distanceof 8.11m, Nubia Gomez in thepole vault with a height of1.98m; Kaitlynn Brandeberrywith a height of 1.32m in thehigh jump, Jessica Pascualwith a time of 1:07.03 in the400m dash; Miracle Thomp son took first in the triple jumpwith a distance of 8.87m; andEvoni Lamy with a time of56.00 in the 300m hurdles. The boys had three first place finishes. Colen Oakes took first in the 300m hurdles with a time of45.87 and Aaron Cook tookfirst in the 110m hurdles witha time of 18.07. Dalton Kiella, Zack Duras tanti, Jaime Chagoya, andRoberto Guiterrez claimedfirst in the 4x800m relay witha time of 9:34.53. Individual Results Girls Shot Put: 1st, Brilyance Augustus, 8.11m; 2nd, Dristen Newcomb,7.44m; 5th, Lilliana Ramos,6.56m; and 8th, Kassidy Wal lace, 5.31m. Boys Shot Put: 4th, Dustin Willis, 11.12m; 6th, MarcusSambrano, 10.33m; 7th, EvanWebster, 9.79m; and 10th,Adrian Alvarez, 9.30m. Girls Discus: 3rd, Lilliana Ramos, 16.59m; 5th, MariaDeloera, 15.06m; and 7th,Kassidy Wallace, 13.64m. Boys Discuss: 2nd, Collin Barton, 32.82m; 5th, EvanWebster, 30.90m; 7th, MarcusSambrano, 29.34m; and 9th,Tyler Steedley, 27.30m. Girls Long Jump: 2nd, Ebony Lami, 3.79m; 2nd, Ja lynn Thompson, 3.79m; 4th,Javia Thompson, 3.62m; and8th, Jesula Charles, 3.43m. Boys Long Jump: 5th, Myron Refour, 4.95m; 7th,Cody Helms, 4.75m; and 8th,Josh Ward, 4.35m. Girls Triple Jump: 1st, Mir acle Thompson, 8.87m; 2nd,Jesula Charles, 8.15m; 3rd,Jennifer Lopez, 7.98m; and6th, Prenyonna Sawyer,7.39m. Boys Triple Jump: 4th, Ter rence White, 10.26m; 5th,Aaron Cook, 10.22m; and 9th,Carlos Lopez, 8.78m. Girls Pole Vault: 1st, Nubia Gomez, 1.98m. Boys Pole Vault: 2nd, Oscar DeJesus, 2.59m; 3rd, NoahTorres, 2.43m; 3rd, ZachDurastanti, 2.43m; and 9th,Roberto Guiterrez, 1.98m. Girls High Jump: 1st, Kait lynn Brandeberry, 1.32m. Boys High Jump: 4th, Cody Helms, 1.52m. Girls 4x800m Relay: 1st, Hardee (Ingrid Mendoza, Yen nifer Nunez, Tatiana Mier, andLaura Ramos), 12:11.97. Boys 4x800m Relay: 1st, Hardee (Dalton Kiella, ZackDurastanti, Jaime Chagoya,and Roberto Guiterrez),9:34.53. Girls 100m Hurdles: 2nd, Jennifer Lopez, 19.04; 3rd,Mercades Cisneros, 19.45; 4th,Kaitlynn Brandeberry, 19.96;and 6th, Veronica Molina,21.40. Boys 110m Hurdles: 1st, Aaron Cook, 18.07; 2nd,Samuel Louis, 18.11; 3rd,Colen Oakes, 18.89; and 8th,Adrian Alvarez, 22.54. Girls 100m Dash: 7th, Adela Rojas, 16.44; and 8th,Stephanie Louis, 16.65. Boys 100m Dash: 7th, Man Rivera, 13.36; 8th, Jozie St.Louis, 13.87; and 9th, GabrielArguelles, 14.40. Girls 1600m Run: 1st, Ta tiana Mier, 6:15.73; 4th, LauraRamos, 6:50.67; and 6th, AmyGuiterrez, 7:12.70. Boys 1600m Run: 2nd, Zack Durastanti, 5:22.21; 4th,Miguel Velasco, 5:42.57; and7th, Gage Camacho, 6:54.37. Girls 4x100m Relay: 2nd, Hardee (Jesula Charles, Ache line Delhomme, JalynnThompson, and Javia Thomp son), 56.89. Boys 4x100m Relay: 2nd, Hardee (Samuel Louis, IsraelLopez, Myron Refour, andNoah Torres), 51.77. Girls 400m Dash: 1st, Jes sica Pascual, 1:07.03; 4th,Marley Ureste, 1:22.98; and5th, Ivette Gonzalez, 1:31.15. Boys 400m Dash: 3rd, Dal ton Kiella, 56.78. Girls 300m Hurdles: 1st, Eboni Lamy, 56.00; 5th, Jen nifer Lopez, 1:06.57; 6th, Mer cades Cisneros, 1:06.99; and9th, Kaitlynn Brandeberry,1:08.93. Boys 300m Hurdles: 1st, Colen Oakes, 45.87; 2nd,Aaron Cook, 49.82; and 5th,Carlos Lopez, 53.41. Girls 800m Run: 3rd, Ingrid Mendoza, 2:55.90; 5th,Galarza, 3:05.78; and 6th,Jenny Carmona, 3:26.09. Boys 800m Run: 2nd, Ivan Rojas-Bautista, 2:23.42; 6th,Miguel Velasco, 2:29.75; 7th,Man Rivera, 2:27.02; and 9th,Gage Camacho, 2:55.39. Girls 200m Dash: 6th, Adela Rojas, 35.09; 7th, StephanieLouis, 35.65; and 9th, IvetteGonzalez, 37.81. Boys 200m Dash: 6th, Angel Conejo, 29.66; and 7th,Gabriel Arguelles, 31.15. Girls 3200m Run: 1st, Ta tiana Mier, 13:17.00; 2nd,Laura Ramos, 15:05.00; 3rd,Kareli Plata, 15:29.00; and4th, Amy Guiterrez, 15:45.00. Boys 3200m Run: 2nd, Zack Durastanti, 12:01.00; 3rd,Roberto Gutieerez, 12:05.00;5th, Scott Meeks, 12:30.00;and 7th, Jaime Chagoya,12:55.37. Girls 4x400m Relay: 1st, Hardee (Jessica Pascual, Kait lynn Brandeberry, EbonyLami, and Jesula Charles),4:52.00. Boys 4x400m Relay: 3rd, Hardee (Dalton Kiella, JamesPearson, Ivan Rojas-Bautista,Colen Oakes), 3:58.72. VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD Lady Cats Take First In Tournament The 2018 Hardee Senior High boys track team are (front row, from left) Scottie Meeks, Jozie St. Louis, JamieChagoya, Mike Trevino, Colin Barton and Jacob Lee; (second row) Myron Refour Josh Ward, Marcelin Cimeus,Colen Oakes, Jacob Davidson, Angel Conejo, Carlos Lopez and Samuel Louis; (third row) Aaron Cook, Ivan Ro driguez, Paul Mares, Ivan Rojas, Man Rivera, Thomas Cardoza and Gabriel Arguelles; (fourth row) Mario Pan toja, Ra’hym Lewis, Tyler Steedley, Zack Durastani and Dustin Willis; (back row) Adrian Alvarez, Mario Gomez,Alex Hernandez, Ariel Whiters, Dalton Kiella, Noah Torres and James Pearson. COURTESY PHOTOS The 2018 Hardee Wildcat girls track team are (front row, from left) Victoria Borjas, Mariela Badillo, Daisy Badillo,Brilyance Augustus, Nubia Gomez, Marley Ureste, Jaylynn Thompson and Javia Thompson; (second row) AlexisBenjamin-Graham, Maria Gutierrez, Sophie Allen, Mercades Cisneros, Marisela Duran, Stephanie Louis, Ache line Delhomme and Jesula Charles; (third row) Ana Villa, Veronica Molina, Jennifer Lopez, Kaitlynn Brandeberry,Amy Gutierrez, Laura Ramos, Tatiana Mier, Yennifer Nunez and Ivette Gonzalez; (fourth row) Rola Hijaz, KareliPlata, Alyssa Weatherford, Layla Santoyo, Lilliana Ramos, Maria Deloera, Adela Rojas and Maria Martinez; (back)Yacqueline Villalva, Jenny Carmona, Miracle Thompson, Infiniti Randolph, Alisa Arce, Eboni Lamy and JaquelineGalarza. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The boys in orange and blue escaped the Blue Streaks of Se bring High School with a 6-5come-from-behind win onMarch 6. The Blue Streaks were the first to strike as the put up threeruns in the top of the second in ning to take a 3-0 lead. The squads battled backand-forth until the top of theseventh inning when Sebringadded a pair of runs to advanceto 5-0. Down five points, Gunner Leonard scored the first Wild cat run in the bottom of theseventh following a fly out toleft field off the bat of MasonBlock. Dylan Davis scorednext for Harddee following aline drive to left field off thebat of Matt Tyson. With basesloaded, Cade Alexy waswalked sending Quinton Lind sey across home plate. Aground ball by Ivan Badillo inthe next at-bat sent Tyson home. Isaac Moreno crossedhome plate after Kaleb Floydwas hit by a pitch to tie thegame, 5-5. The winning run was cred ited to Alexy who advancedafter Leonard was walked togive the Wildcats a 6-5 victory. Hardee recorded six runs and six hits during 28 at batsduring the outing. Lindsey,Tyson, Moreno, Alexy,Leonard, and Davis eachearned runs. Lindsey had twohits, and Tyson, Moreno,Leonard, and Davis eachrecorded one hit. Pitching duties were shared by Adrian Deleon, WestonSchraeder, and DawsonHanchey. Schraeder held themound for a little over 4 in nings and threw 78 pitches ashe allowed one hit and tworuns. Deleon pitched two in nings, threw 54 pitches, al lowed one hit, and allowedthree runs. Hanchey pitched apartial inning, threw 11 pitches,and allowed no runs or hits. VARSITY BASEBALL Wildcats Outlast Streaks, 6-5 SWIMMERS SUITED PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The Hardee Senior High School varsity girls swim team received letterman jackets last week in recognition oftheir success in the water that netted the 2017 Class 2A District 6 title. Members of the squad posed for a pic tured at the high school pool along with Coach Tracy Pate. Members included: Victoria Borjas, Aubrey Bragg,Aryanna Burch, MacKenzie Burch, Katie Camacho, Haley Canary, Cheyanne Coffee, Bridgette Conley, AbbyDuke, Rebekah Erekson, Hannah Ford, Katelyn Fuller, Rachel Garland, Morgan Hellein, Laynee Henry, RenellHerrera, Riley Justiss, and Aundera Kerth. O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. Palmetto Open: 7 days (Yellow bldg. behind old carwash) NEW MACHINES • CLEAN • A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-0173 2:8tfc B8 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


Open House Held Saturday At West Park Place In Wauchula PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY West Park Place is a renovated 1920 two-story building owned by Jim and LindaSee of Wauchula. The building is located at the southeast corner of Seventh Ave.and Main Street in Wauchula. Renters can get Internet, telephone and TV serviceon the same cable. In the past the building has been occupied by two grocerystores, two furniture stores, and most recently a Sears store. The $1.1 million project consisted of buying and converting a brick building into nine large apartments and a space for retail or office. The local Industrial Develop ment Authority and the Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency agreed to acombined $350,000 grant for the project. Shown in a kitchen are owners Jim and Linda See of Wauchula. Jim See is shown looking out from one of the second-story balconies that faceWauchula's Heritage Park. See said the exterior walls are 17 inches thick with solidbricks. He said about half of the renters work in Hardee County and formerly lived out of the county. This scene shows one of the bedrooms. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The boys in orange and blue escaped the Blue Streaks of Se bring High School with a 6-5come-from-behind win onMarch 6. The Blue Streaks were the first to strike as the put up threeruns in the top of the second in ning to take a 3-0 lead. The squads battled backand-forth until the top of theseventh inning when Sebringadded a pair of runs to advance to 5-0. Down five points, Gunner Leonard scored the first Wild cat run in the bottom of theseventh following a fly out toleft field off the bat of MasonBlock. Dylan Davis scorednext for Harddee following aline drive to left field off thebat of Matt Tyson. With basesloaded, Cade Alexy waswalked sending Quinton Lind sey across home plate. Aground ball by Ivan Badillo inthe next at-bat sent Tyson home. Isaac Moreno crossedhome plate after Kaleb Floydwas hit by a pitch to tie thegame, 5-5. The winning run was cred ited to Alexy who advancedafter Leonard was walked togive the Wildcats a 6-5 victory. Hardee recorded six runs and six hits during 28 at batsduring the outing. Lindsey,Tyson, Moreno, Alexy,Leonard, and Davis eachearned runs. Lindsey had twohits, and Tyson, Moreno, Leonard, and Davis eachrecorded one hit. Pitching duties were shared by Adrian Deleon, WestonSchraeder, and DawsonHanchey. Schraeder held themound for a little over 4 in nings and threw 78 pitches ashe allowed one hit and tworuns. Deleon pitched two in nings, threw 54 pitches, al lowed one hit, and allowedthree runs. Hanchey pitched apartial inning, threw 11 pitches,and allowed no runs or hits. VARSITY BASEBALL Wildcats Outlast Streaks, 6-5 COURTESY PHOTO The 2018 Wildcat varsity baseball team are (front, from left) Mason Block, Quintin Lindsey, Dylan Davis, WestonSchraeder, Cade Alexy, Logan Cartwright, Gunner Leonard and Adrian DeLeon; (back) Griffen Clark, KalebFloyd, Drew McGuckin, Dawson Hanchey, Ivan Badillo, Charlie Heidel. Isaac Moreno, Cain Thornton and MattTyson. LIVELY JUDGES COURTESY PHOTO The Hardee Jr. FFA from Hardee Junior High School earned a 6th place finish duringthe State FFA Middle School Livestock Judging contest at the Florida StrawberryFestival on March 9. Coached by Mark Stevenson, the team consisted of (from left):Madisyn Hines, Kara Durrance, Dean Clark, Lane Warren, Clayton Harris, and CasonGough. JUDGING CHAMPS COURTESY PHOTO The Hardee Senior FFA Livestock Judging Team took first place honors at the 2018Florida Strawberry Festival Judging Contest. Pictured are (from left) members: KippCooper, Jake Henderson, Aaron Bunch, and Dean Clark (Hardee Jr. FFA member).Members not present were Hunter Sellers, Gage Gough and Seth Durrance. Crop Update March 12, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.8 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, March 12, 2018. Precipitation esti mates ranged from no rain in multiple locations to 1.9 inches inCrestview (Okaloosa County). The average mean temperatureranged from 50.1F in Jasper (Hamilton County) to 71.1F inKey West (Monroe County). Citrus: Temperatures were about average this past week in the citrus growing region with most days in the 60s and 70s, anda couple days reaching just over 80F. Most night time lows werein the 40s and 50s. Precipitation ranged from no rainfall in sev eral counties to just less than an inch in a few counties. The mostrainfall was in Leesburg (Lake County) and Lakeland (Polk County), both at nine-tenths of an inch of rainfall. According to the March 8, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, abnormally dry con ditions cover two distinct areas in the citrus growing region. Theone in the northeastern and central portion of the citrus regioncovers all of Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Brevard counties,while the one in the Southern citrus area completely covers Lee, Hendry, and Collier counties. The western area is the only area totally unaltered by the lack of rainfall. Grove operations included heavy spraying after harvest, hedging and topping, and fertilizing. Irrigation was seen runningon most days. Canals and ditches were low because of the lackof rainfall over the past several weeks. Citrus trees were mostlyin full and open bloom. Valencia harvest gained speed. All but one processing plant was open. The final plant should open later this month. Only afew varieties of tangerines were left to be harvested. Mandarinharvest included Royal and Honey tangerines and tangelos.Grapefruit harvest continued to slow. Slightly more grapefruitwent to the processed market than the fresh market. Fruits and Vegetables: Watermelon planting continued in Osceola and Levy counties, but was delayed in many northerncounties because of fears of future frosts. Limited rainfall has many producers using irrigation. A wide range of crops came to market, including beans, blueberries, boniatos, cabbage, egg plant, green beans, herbs, leafy greens, malangas, peppers,squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and early planted watermelons. March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9


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HARDEE COUNTY BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67-$14.70/hr. Custodian (FL DL) $9.62 $13.26/hr. Complete Job descriptions@ w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl3:15c Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl1:12tfc Sandra Jimmy Advantage Realty #1 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872 Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 863-386-1112VISIT US AT www.advantagehighlands.comMark LambertLicensed cl1:11tfc Agricultural-Commercial-Residential NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2001 FORD VIN: 1FTYR14D31PB14708 8:00 A.M. March 26, 2018 CLIFFS WRECKER SERVICE1071 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL cl3:15cNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2002 CHEVY PRISM LSI 4DOOR GRAY VIN: 1Y1SK52822Z414507 9:00 AM, MARCH 29, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl3:15cFREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. 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See display ad this page. 3:15c 1ST UNITED METHODIST Church is seeking a part time worship leader. Will pay travel stipend if necessary. Email resumes by March 23 to For questions please call pastor Danielle Upton at 863-773-4267. 3:8,15c CNA POSITIONS NOW Avail able. New wage scale, sign-on bonus, caring environment, team members with 15+ years. Come join our 5 star team! Hardee Manor Healthcare Cen ter, 401 Orange Place, Wauchula. 863-773-3231. 3:8,15c LEARN TO DRIVE A TRUCK! Get your Commercial Driver's Li cense today at South Florida State College. Scholarships available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033. 3:1-9:20p LOOKING FOR ELECTRICIAN/ electrician helper. 941-400-4849. 3:1-3:29p HELP WANTED: SERVICE Technician. Apply at Ullrichs Water Conditioning, 409 Goolsby Street, Wauchula. 10:19tfc 3/3 SPLIT LEVEL, 2 Story, 3 carports, swimming pool, game room 30 x 30. 1 bedroom apartment. 3600 square feet. $285,000. 417-867-3234. 3:15c FOR SALE BY OWNER 3/2 Riverview, Wauchula, $123,900. 786-547-6110. 3:1-29p Houses Help Wanted HAVE YOU LOST A PET? Con tact animal control in Bowling Green at 863-375-2255 to see if we have your cat or dog. We also have pets for adoption. 4:16dh/tfc JAZZY ELECTRIC POWER Chair, $650 OBO. 863-781-9628. 3:8-15nc ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 3:15c 4/1 HOUSE FOR RENT, 802 Red ding St., Zolfo Springs. $750, 1st, last and security deposit. 863-781-0702. 3:15c 20 x 30 LARGE STORAGE Unit. Holds entire house of furniture, or Vehicle, or Boat. Call 863-7733839. 3:15,22c Rentals Pets Miscellaneous Lost/Found NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2003 FORD VIN: 1FTRF18W63NB06013 8:00 A.M. March 26, 2018 CLIFFS WRECKER SERVICE1071 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL cl3:15cHARDEECARCOMPANY(Across From First National Bank) B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e773-6667 cl5:25tfc ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertis ing any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status in cludes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh CONTACT TRACY FOR ALL your $5 jewelry needs, 863-773-7181, /149498. 3:15-4:12p BUY, SELL, OR FUNDRAISER Avon has it all. Call Pam Mer chant, your local Avon lady. 863245-7000. 3:15-4:12p NEED PART-TIME WORK, I am a responsible person. Call 863512-8686. 3:8,15p VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE Care offers a bereavement walkin support group for those that have experienced the loss of a love one. Beginning 9/2/16 every Friday at 1 p.m. in the VITAS office, 113 W. Main Street, Wauchula, 863-583-7100. 8:18tfc-dh ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fel lowship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc Services Rentals B10 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


Dusty AlbrittonAPARTMENT FOR RENT 1 bedroom apartment Located above Java Caf on Main Street No pets or smoking. Secure entry with elevator. $700/month $700/deposit MAKE AN OFFER! VERY MOTI VATED SELLER! 40 acres Presently used for farming & has a well. $360,000 15 acres with 2 mobile homes Located in Ft Green Asking $800,000 Realtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 cl3:15cBACK ON THE MARKET! 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 RV space for sale at Torrey Oaks Golf & RV Many improvements made. Located next to golf course. $64,900 Large 4,800+ sf Commercial building Close to the McDonalds intersection in Wauchula Asking $125,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338 James V. See, Jr., Broker PRICE Reduction for quick sale!! 3 BR / 2BA home with master bedroom suite on 5 acres close to Peace River has a large basement with plenty of room for storage. $199,000. 2 ac commercial lot w/office & garage buildings fronts Hwy 17 & 2 side streets. $145,000! 36 ac with 8 well and micro jet irrigation. $6,250 per AC! (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEALSee more listings at www.joeldavis.comREAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153 KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502 KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 MONICA REAS....................781-0888 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490 BRANDI MALDONADO......... 414-3349 BRITTANY NICKERSON THURLOW..............446-2735HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl3:15c 198 AC Hardee County, hunting, fishing, and cattle grazing. Not far from town with plenty of road frontage. $4,000.00 per AC 9 acs w/dbl paved rd frontage. HWY 64 W and West Main ST Hardee County. $250,000! Lot located on beautiful Lake Byrd in Highlands County. $50,000.00 Brittany Nickerson Thurlow (863) 446-2735 REALTOR80 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor hand-harvesting onions and melons, in Candler and Tattnall Counties, GA, for ORea & Sons Harvesting & Hauling, Inc. with work beginning on or about 04/07/2018 and ending on or about 07/11/2018. The job offered is for an experienced farmworker and requires minimum 3 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $10.95 per hour, and piece rate may be offered depending on crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to GA DOL, 148 Andrew Young Intl Blvd. suite 450, Atlanta GA, 30303, (404) 232-3500, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #GA2029873343. EOE. H-300-18051-420132. cl3:15c95 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in cucumbers, tobacco, sweet potatoes, and other diversified crops in Sampson and Johnston Counties, North Carolina, for Filiberto Perez with work beginning on or about 04/07/2018 and ending on or about 11/30/2018. The job offered is for a skilled farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum of fered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour, and piece rate may be offered. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guar anteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot rea sonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of in tended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Sampson County, 115 North Blvd. Clinton, NC 28328 (910) 592-5756, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10819819. EOE. H-300-18045-942987. cl3:15cHardee Countys largest automobile dealer is looking to fill the following positions:Sales ProfessionalsNO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We will train the right people. Great benefits and more! Sign on bonus after 90 days. Stop by the dealership at 1405 U.S. Hwy 17 S. in Wauchula.DRESS FOR IMMEDIATE INTERVIEW. EOE/DFWP Chevrolet / Chrysler Jeep / Dodge / RamIs EXPLODING with new sales! cl10:5tfc REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o ou u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-45775220 Hwy 17N Bowling Green (across from BP)Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS cl1:4tfc HOMEINSPECTIONS Inspections For The Heartland And collwayne4019@gmail.comLic# HI5099 NACHI 11120910 cl1:4tfc CNA's Positions Now Available New Wage Scale Sign On Bonus Caring Environment Team Members With 15+ Years Come Join Our 5 StarTeam! 401 Orange Place Wauchula, Florida 33873(863) cl3:8,15c Lacey Webb863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 cl3:15c Shopping around for car insurance? Don't.Let your local independent agent shop for you, and find the coverage you need. YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions TERRYMIKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfc T HE C LASSIFIEDS 36 temporary Christmas tree workers needed in Mitchell, and Yancey Counties, North Carolina, and Johnson City, Tennessee for Tehandon Contractors with work beginning on or about 04/01/2018 and ending on or about 12/05/2018. The job of fered is for an experienced Christmas tree workers and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour in N.C. and $11.19 per hour in T.N. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent res idence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be pro vided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Mitchell County, 200 Maryland Dr., PO Box 827, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 7661195, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10818719. EOE. H-300-18044-920722. cl3:15c THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Thursday and Friday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the con tractors licence number. tfc-dh NEED 3/4 ACRE POND dug, in exchange for free fill, 305-5622051. 2:22-3:22p Wanted Services INDOOR MOVING SALE! Every Wednesday Saturday (2/213/31), 9 am 6 pm. No early birds! 4544 Seminole Trail, Wauchula, 33873. Questions? 954-658-6870. 2:22-3:22p THURSDAY, 7 am ? Corner of Hwy. 17 N. and Jones St., BG. 3:15p HUGE 2 FAMILY Friday and Saturday, 607 Saunders St., Wauchula. 3:15dh MULTI FAMILY, SATURDAY, 8-? 1656 Dena Circle, Golf View. 3:15p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-? 208 Park Drive, Wauchula. 3:15p 2 FAMILIES SATURDAY, 8 am 2 pm, 906 W. Alabama St., Wauchula. 3:15p HUGE 4 FAMILY, Friday and Saturday, 8-?, 1401 Dena Circle, Golf View. Motorcycle, adult and children clothing, furniture, and lots of misc. 3:15p SATURDAY, 10 am 2 pm, Bowling Green Storage, east side of US Hwy. 17. 3:15p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?, Got To Go! 1315 Painter Road, Wauchula. Collectibles, an tiques, nice professional clothes. Dealers welcome. CHEAP! 3:15p Yard SalesGreat Location For FOR RENT 111 E. Main Street, Wauchula Office Space Retail Store Approx. 954 sq. ft.For Information ContactStephen Southwell, PA 863-773-4449cl2:8tfc7 temporary farm-workers needed for field farm labor to conduct daily tasks on the farm from, chop weeds, operating farming equipment, digging ditches and repairing farm equipment. In Riceboro, Liberty County and Lumber City, Telfair County Georgia for Ro drigo GutierrezTapia, dba 5 G Harvesting LLC. work will be beginning on or about 03/19/2018 and ending on or about 12/15/2018. this job offer is for farm labor and requires 3-month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed above. the minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $10.95 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. workers must commit to work the entire contract period. workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. applicants should report or send resumes to GA Department of Labor, Workforce Solutions Division -Ag Services 148 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Ste 450. Atlanta, GA 30303-1751 at (404) 232-3500. In reference of job order number 2044001728. Prior to contacting the employer. EoE H-300-18026-880039 cl3:15c 1. MYTHOLOGY: What was a harpy in Greek mythology? 2. GAMES: How many railroad spaces are on a Monopoly board? 3. LITERATURE: Which American novelist wrote the book "White Fang"? 4. U.S. STATES: What is the capital of Maryland? 5. MOVIES: What was the shortest title for a Best Pic ture Oscar winning movie? 6. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which 19th-century president died from cirrhosis of liver? 7. ANATOMY: What does the Greek adjective "otic" refer to in the human body? 8. GEOGRAPHY: How many countries and principalities are neighbors of France? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a young hen called? ANSWERS 1. A half-woman, half-bird that represented storm winds 2. Four 3. Jack London 4. Annapolis 5. "Gigi" 6. Franklin Pierce 7. The ear 8. Eight. Belgium, Luxem bourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain 9. A pullet(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.TRIVIA TESTBy Fifi Rodriguez As we were growing up our parents always taught us to always be there for each other, to help each other, and to help oth ers in whatever way we could. There were six of us children, three brothers, two sisters and myself, me being the oldest. My youngest sister and the middle brother passed on to be with our Mom and Dad in heaven. My sister and one brother live in Frostproof, and I am in Avon Park. The youngest brother lives in a small town several hours' drive north of us. We don't get to see each other often because neither of us wants to drive in the traffic now that we are older. His two daughters were going to see him Sunday and asked my sister, my brother and myself to go with them. He had not seen one of the daughters and my brother in several years, and when we all showed up together it brought tears to his eyes. We spent the day just catching up and enjoying being together as a family. There are so many out there who don't have a place to call home. For each of them there is a reason for them being home less. For some it is lack of finances, for others it is just circumstances beyond their control, and for others it is bad choices. Our parents taught us as we were growing up to look upon these individuals with compassion and to try to help them if they are trying to help themselves. So many times these individuals are looked upon with scorn, and it seems when they are down, there are those who instead of offering a helping hand choose to do nothing. When our family gets together for holiday dinner and we know of someone who doesn't have anywhere to go, we invite them to share our holiday meal with us. It's not much, but for someone with nowhere else to go it means you care. I guess just having a loving family who cares about each other and gets together to help each other made me think about those who don't have anyone to care about them. It breaks my heart for those in that situation. Please take a moment to help those that you can help and pray for those you can't. Editors Note: Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-453-3589. Peavys PonderingsBy Jonell PeavySugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas March 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11


87 Highlands Tourists Visit Hardee Horticultural Sites PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY On Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 a busload of Highlands County residents toured five HardeeCounty horticultural sites. The tours were organized by the Highlands County Ex tension Service headed by Highlands horticultural agent David Austin. This cabinin the Sweetwater area of Hardee is at Sweetwater Park owned by the Wilbur Robert son family. This kneeling Marine next to an American flag wascommissioned by Hardee cattleman and watermelongrower Wilbur Robertson, a former Marine. This creek at Sweetwater Park is called Sand Gully. Young watermelon plants being grown by the Robert son family. A newly planted watermelon field has windbreaks to protect melons and plants frombeing damaged by sand and strong winds. The two tours brought 87 visitors who paid $70 each. Justin Hartt is shown grilling ribeye steaks for Highlands County agri-tourists visiting Hardee County on Feb. 22. He is a Highlands County rancher. Horticulture tourists eating lunch at Sweetwater park hosted by Wilbur Robertson.They visited Windmill Farms, Green Sea Farms (pomegranates), Robertsons Melons,Cantu Apiaries, and Fish Branch Tree Farm. Robertson stands by a 275 Case International Har vester tractor. Robertson examines some Valencia oranges and bloom in his grove. Come Camp With Us No RV • No Tent • No Problem W E H AVE CABINS!! Thousand Trails 2555 US Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs • 863-735-8888 3:15c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 25-2018-CP-000019 IN RE: ESTATE OFANTONIO RODRIGUEZ Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of Antonio Rodriguez, de ceased, whose date of deathwas October 9, 2017, is pendingin the Circuit Court for HardeeCounty, Florida, Probate Divi sion, the address of which is 417West Main Street, Wauchula,Florida 33873. The names andaddresses of the personal repre sentative and the personal rep resentative's attorney are setforth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claimsor demands against decedent'sestate on whom a copy of thisnotice is required to be servedmust file their claims with thiscourt ON OR BEFORE THELATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTERTHE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30DAYS AFTER THE DATE OFSERVICE OF A COPY OF THISNOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons havingclaims or demands againstdecedent's estate must file theirclaims with this court WITHIN 3MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODSSET FORTH IN FLORIDASTATUTES SECTION 733.702WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTHABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTERTHE DECEDENT'S DATE OFDEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 8, 2018.Attorney for PersonalRepresentative:Logan Elliott, AttorneyFlorida Bar Number: 86459Elliott Law, P.A.5105 Manatee Avenue West,Suite 15ABradenton, FL 34209Telephone: (941) 792-0173Fax: (941) 240-2165E-Mail:logan@elliottelderlaw.comPersonal Representative:Robert M. Elliott5105 Manatee Avenue WestSuite 15Bradenton, Florida 34209 3:8,15c ______________________________ Notices Don’t Let An Eating Disorder Take Over Your Life E ATING D ISORDERS H ELPLINE 1-888-344-8837 B12 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018


– CHURCHSCHEDULE– APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange Street • 773-1017 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape Street Sunday Morn. Worship .......8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Night Chidren & Youth ................4:30 p.m. Adult Class.........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 3950 Aurora Avenue • 375-2864 Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. • 375-2231 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ...............6:30 p.m. Wednesday.........................7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE POWER OUTREACH CHURCH 725 Palmetto Street Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Empowerment Class............................7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday.....................5:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy.17 N • 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study.........................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Children’s Church............10:45 a.m.Evening Worship ....... .........6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Youth (7th-12th grade).......6:00 p.m.Adult Discipleship Train. ...6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 4-3rd grade) 6:30 p.m. BOLD (4th-6th grade)........6:30 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2875 Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening.................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH 140 E. Main Street • 836-273-7576 Sunday Morning Worship .10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. GATEWAY CHURCH (formerly Faith Assemly of God) 4937 Hwy. 17 N. • 375-4000 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ...........7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto Street • 375-3226 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 4315 Chester Avenue • 773-4089 Misa (Espanol) Sunday......7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street • 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion.11:00 p.m.Martes Estudio Biblico.......7:00 p.m.Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.7:00 p.m.Jueves De Predicacion.......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street • 445-0290 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer........... ....6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. • 781-5887 Sense Sunday....................11:00 a.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Sunday Bread of Life.........3:15 p.m.2nd Sunday Communion..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. • 375-3208 Sunday..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.Wednesday..............................7 p.m.Friday......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road • 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.....9:45 a.m.Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion......5:00 p.m.Miercoles Servico..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 • 375-4032 Morning Service...............10:30 a.m.Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School.......9:30 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop • 448-2831 Martes: Oracion..................7:00 p.m.Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica...7:00 p.m.Domingo: Servicio...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. • Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane • 863-245-2371 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer.................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. • 494-5622 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road • 773-3052 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 615 Rainey Blvd. • 941-755-8600 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 FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service..........10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group................7:00 p.m.Youth Cell Group...............7:00 p.m.Children’s Cell Group........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Rd. 64 East • 773-3447 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 240 Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. • 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting.............9:00 a.m.Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Priesthood.........................11:00 a.m. ELEVATE COMMUNITY CHURCH 529 West Main Street (Robarts Funeral Home Chapel) Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. Weekly Life Groups ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 908 Martin Luther King Ave 773-0160 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:30 a.m.Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath7:30 p.m.Friday (Holy Ghost Night).7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Avenue • 773-2105 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper.............6:15 p.m.Wed. Youth Fellowship ......7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Avenue • 773-3800 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Children’s Chuch..............10:40 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main Street • 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages......9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4)..................5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting6:00 p.m.NEST Backyard (PK-Grade 4)..................6:30 p.m. Club 56..............................6:00 p.m.Youth Group (Grades 7-12)6:00 p.m.Church Orchestra..............5:15 p.m.Adult Choir.......................6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. • 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Open..... ................ .................................9:00-10:20 a.m. Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade...........10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast.......................10:30 a.m.Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)..........................10:30 a.m. Worship Service...............10:30 a.m.W EDNESDAY : Generations Caf Opens.................... ....................................5:15-6:15p.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th grade..............5:45 p.m.Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade.........6:30-7:30 p.m.Adutl Bible Studies....6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Avenue 773-6556 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................4:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Avenue • 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship.........9:15 a.m.Sunday School............. .......9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner...6:00 p.m.Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming. ............................................7:00 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 Sun. Community Groups....9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Family Night Wednesday ...7:00 p.m. Ministry for all ages! FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA FUENTE DE VIDA Bilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges 311 Goolsby St. • 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo..............10:30 a.m.Wednesday/Mircoles........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. • 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service..10:00 a.m.Sunday Night Service.........6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth.......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. “Night in the Word”..7:00 p.m.Wed. Extreme Kids............7:00 p.m.Thursday Prayer.................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road • 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion................7:00 p.m.Jueves Clase Biblica........7:00 p.m.Viernes Servicio...............7:30 p.m.Domingo Servicio..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School.................10: 00 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos...........................6:00 p.m.Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. • 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica......................10:00 a.m. Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Lunes Oracion....................6:00 p.m.Miercoles Servicio.............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 155 Altman Road • 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center • 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. • 773-6622 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIONAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. • 773-2929 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Sunday Evening Service....6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue • 781-5887 Sense Saturday...................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” The Bread of Life...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East • 773-2101 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper...6:00 p.m.Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue • 863-657-2253 Sunday School....................9:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service.4:00 p.m.Allen Christian Endeavor...4:00 p.m.Wed. & Fri. Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m.Wednesday.........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue • 773-6947 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street • 735-0321 Sunday Schedule:Bible Study for All Ages ....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Schedule:M&M Kid’s Klub...............6:00 p.m.Youth Group.......................6:00 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Worship/Communion.....9:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road • 452-1281 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wed. Evening Prayer..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road • 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)....5:00 p.m. (Spanish).....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)................11:30 a.m.(Creole)...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo...........................9:45 a.m.Daily Mass in English........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street • 773-9068 Sabbath School...................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue • 773-4368 Sunday School.......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service.........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training..7:30 p.m.Thurs. Youth Bible Study...7:00 p.m.Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:30 p.m.Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 • Pastor 385-7867 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street • 735-1200 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union...................5:00 p.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee • 735-1544 Gospel Music....................10:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street • 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road • 832-7829 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Worship.............................11:00 a.m.Evening..............................1:00 p.m.Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 781-5887 M-F Family Services..........8:00 a.m.Sense Friday.......................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Friday Bread of Life...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586 Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Children’s Church............10:00 a.m.Wed. Youth & F.T.H...........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Deadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th 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 CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday.......................10:30 a.m.Evening Service.................6:30 p.m.5th Sunday..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 735-0636 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane • 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica.............10:00 a.m.Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Pioneer Club.................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche..........7:00 p.m.Mierecoles Merienda..........6:00 p.m.Servicio..............................8:00 p.m.Sabado Liga de Jovenes.....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN “You know, Larry,” he began in a soft voice, “I’m troubled bythe fact that all of the horriblethings I see on TV or hear over theradio when I travel don’t botherme as much as they once did.What’s happening to me?” heasked. We all wonder, at one time or another, how a group of peoplecan watch a person being beatenor robbed, or fall ill in a crowdedmall or on busy street corner, andno one responds. We see the rav ages of war, watch people die ona battlefield, see disabled veteranstrying to adjust to life with artifi cial limbs and seem to accept it as“normal” in today’s culture. Itseems as though the pain and suf fering of others matter little toanyone except the one enduringthe hardships. The Psalmist who wrote Psalm 94 was troubled by the evil in theworld. He looked around and sawpeople oppressed. He was awareof calloused leaders whose onlyconcern was for themselves. Hewas troubled by the lack of con cern for widows and children andasked, “God, if You created earsfor people to hear, and eyes for people to see, why don’t You hear the cries and see the suffering ofthose whom You created?” Dosomething God! So, has God, like us, become insensitive to the needs of peopleand the condition of the world?Does He not care about what ishappening to His creation? IndeedHe does. “He will repay them and de stroy them for their wickedness,”says the Psalmist. But until Hedoes, we are responsible to bringHis hope and healing to the suffer ing. Visit us at: Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eMarch 15, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B13


Prize drawings after the business meeting $10 electric bill credit for every registered member Peace River Electric Cooperative 78th Annual Membership Meeting 3:15c PRECO Park 220 Knight Road Wauchula, Florida Saturday, March 17th 10:00 a.m. Registration, Food, Fun & Games begin 1:00 p.m. Business Meeting Must have photo ID to register. To register for a business account, signed authorization from the company president on company letterhead is required. No smoking. No alcohol. No pets. Photos will be taken at this event for publications/social media. FREE for PRECO Members and immediate family Hot Dogs • Popcorn • Boiled Peanuts Face Painting • Snow Cones Ice Cream • Kids Play Area Caricature Artist • Cotton Candy Funnel Cakes • Soft Drinks French Fries • Exhibits Tommy Brandt Special Entertainment Tommy Brandt II The McMillans Manatee River Bluegrass Band B14 The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2018