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W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 03/1371350.0003/1469330.0003/1574300.0003/1680300.0003/1783420.0003/1886470.0003/1985580.01 Rainfall to 03/19/2018 3.25 Same period last year 4.49 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research CenterA4 I NDEX Classifieds............B8 Courthouse Report.... A11 Crime Blotter......... A11 Entertainment.......A10Hardee Living.........B3Information Roundup..B4Obituaries............A4Puzzles.............. B11 Save The Date.........A2School Lunch Menus...A9Solunar Forecast.......A8 Armed Officers Now At Every School Expo Offers Health & Safety Tips Learn How Much Space You Get At A Hurricane Shelter Tax Cuts Coming COURTESY PHOTO North Wauchula Elementary School welcomed its first full-time school resource of ficer on Monday. Shown on campus are (from left) Assistant Principal Tamara Tay lor-Camilo, Dep. James Adler and Principal Jessica Gray. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate All Hardee County students returning from Spring Break onMonday noticed an increasedpresence of local law enforce ment officers after the FloridaLegislature took steps to makeschools safer. Sheriff Arnold Lanier told Hardee County commissionerslast week all schools in thecounty would now have anarmed deputy present duringschool hours, compared to onlyfour of the seven schools pre viously. “We will have a deputy at every school on Monday,”Lanier told The Herald-Advo cate last week. The Legislature recently passed the Marjory StonemanDouglas High School PublicSafety Act and Gov. Rick Scottsigned the bill, aimed at mak ing significant reforms to keep schools safer. Hardee County’s legislative delegation was split in its sup port of the measure. Rep. BenAlbritton (R-Wauchula) votedin favor of the Act in theFlorida House. Sen. DeniseGrimsley (R-Lake Placid)voted against the measure inthe Florida Senate. “We need more concern for human life in this society, andthat can’t be legislated,” Grim sley told The Herald-Advocatefollowing the Senate vote. Lanier said the new law, which will go into effect for thenext school year beginning inAugust, will require eachschool to have a certified school resource officer on cam pus at all times. Previously the Sheriff’s Of fice had two SROs stationed atboth Hardee Senior HighSchool and Hardee Junior High School. Beginning Monday, Lanier assigned deputies to BowlingGreen Elementary, ZolfoSprings Elementary and North See OFFICERSA2 OPENING NIGHT COURTESY PHOTO The 2018 running of the famed passion play “The Story of Jesus” opens tomorrow (Friday) night – just in time for the upcoming Christian observance of Palm Sunday. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays through April21, with times at 7 p.m. for a patriotic pre-show and 7:30 for the play. Tickets are $18 for children, $25 for adultsand $23 for seniors, and can be purchased online at or by calling 375-4031. The highly ac claimed production includes more than 100 animals and 200 actors in a 250-foot set. The scene above showsJesus making his triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey as jubilant followers lay palm frondsalong His path. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate A student-led protest is set for this Saturday in Bowling Green in support of the national “March For Our Lives”movement demanding gun control in the United States. JaKevis Brown, a senior at Hardee Senior High School, is organizing the local demonstration. The effort here is a “sibling” event to the March For Our Lives rally set for Saturday in Washington, D.C. It was or ganized in response to the Feb. 14 school shooting thatclaimed the lives of 17 students and teachers at MarjoryStoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The sibling march – one of 828 registered worldwide – is designed to allow students unable to attend the Washingtonrally to still participate in the movement. Brown, inspired to join the grassroots movement against U.S. gun violence, sought out additional information on themovement’s website, “They are having marches all over the U.S. They had a few marches in Tampa and in Polk County, but there were nonein Hardee, Highlands or DeSoto counties,” Brown said. Plans to organize and transport local students to a nearby event quickly fell apart. “We originally thought we would geta bus to Tampa, but that didn’t work out,” Brown said. A $5,000 grant from the national March For Our Lives See MARCHA2 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate With many residents still ir ritated by the lingering effectsof Hurricane Irma’s ire, thefifth annual Health, Safety &Hurricane Expo offers themtips on making the upcominghurricane season a little easierto bear. The Hardee County AgriCivic Center plays host to thisdisaster planning expositionfrom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sat urday. “The focus will be on the im portance of taking actions be fore a major disaster to ensureyou can recover successfullyand thrive after a storm,” saidJill Newman, director ofHardee County Emergency Management. The event is free and open to the entire community. Held in cooperation with Hardee County EmergencyManagement and the HealthCare Task Force, this year’sevent is being organized byEmergency Management Pro gram Manager Jerri Kaplan. The Florida Division of Emergency Management, Na tional Weather Service, Ameri can Red Cross, FloridaDepartment of Health, CentralFlorida Healthcare, and theFlorida Fish & Wildlife Con servation Commission aresome of the 34 exhibitorsscheduled to attend. Hardee County Fire Rescue and the Hardee County Sher iff’s Office are also set to bethere. “They will be displaying their equipment for people totour,” Newman said. Heartland Crime Stoppers will be on hand to provide in formation on reporting crimi nal activity, remaininganonymous, and the cash re ward program. Another exhibit will come from Peace River Electric Co operative. “PRECO will have an inter active display to demonstratethe dangers of live lines,” Ka plan said. “It is really an awe some demonstration.” Two displays will also be set up inside to show residentshow much space is available in both a special-needs and a stan dard evacuation shelter. “That way they can see how much space they are truly allot ted,” Kaplan said. Retired Seniors & Volunteer Program – a senior programsponsored by South FloridaState College – will be a first-time guest at the event and willbe providing information on“bucket disaster kits.” Concessions will be avail able from the Hardee SeniorHigh School Air Force JROTC. The Agri-Civic Center is lo cated at the intersection of Alt man and Stenstrom roads inWauchula. For more information, con tact Hardee County EmergencyManagement at 773-6373. By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate New tax cuts will help local individuals, families, busi nesses and agricultural inter ests. When Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the 2018-19 state budget on Friday, he cementedtax cuts made by the Legisla ture earlier in the year. A companion legislative bill also puts an amendment on theballot this fall to limit the abil ity of the Legislature to raisetaxes and fees. If 60 percent ofFlorida voters agree, the Houseand Senate will be required tohave a two-thirds majority,rather than the current simplemajority (51 percent), to raiseany fee or tax. Tax cuts for the fiscal year starting July 1 will save somemoney for Hardee Countians.(The state and schools are on aJuly 1-June 30 fiscal year,while counties and cities havean Oct. 1-Sept. 30 fiscal year).Most notable are as follows: Families A pair of sales-tax holidays is estimated to save Florida tax payers about $38.5 million,says a press release from theGovernor’s Office. Usually the first week or weekend in August, there is aback-to-school reprieve onsales taxes on clothing, schoolsupplies and many other re lated items. At the end of May or the first week of June, there is aone-week disaster prepared ness sales-tax holiday for gen erators, batteries and otherhurricane/disaster supplies.See CUTS A2 H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, March 22, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 17 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax From Picking OrangesTo Picking Teeth A3 Did You See TheseOver The Weekend? B3


A2 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 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. MARCH 22 –Lunch & Learn/HC Chamber of Commerce/Historic Train Depot/135 E. Main St., Wauchula/Noon 22 –HC School Board Meeting/230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula/5 pm 22 –Fitness in the Park/ Insanity/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 23 –HC Public Library/ How To Use Kindle–iPad/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/10:30 am 23 –Leadership Luau/ Leadership Hardee/Historic Train Depot/135 E. Main St., Wauchula/6 pm 23 –Story of Jesus/HC Cattleman's Arena/507 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/7:30 pm 24 –Health –Safety Expo/ HC Agri-Civic Center/515 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/10 am 24 –Story of Jesus/HC Cattleman's Arena/507 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/7:30 pm 26 –HC Public Library/ Adult Coloring/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/10 am 26 –Fitness in the Park/Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 27 – ZS Town Commission Meeting/104 W. Fifth Street, Zolfo Springs/6 pm 28 –HC Public Library/ Knitting &Crocheting/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/10 am 29 –Fitness in the Park/ Strong/Heritage Park/5:30 pm APRIL 2 –Wauchula City Commission Workshop/5 pm 2 –Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 4-7 –Bensen Days/ Wauchula Municipal Airport/8 am 4 – Quit Tobacco/ HC Health Dept/9:30 am 5 –Range Cattle Research & Education Center/Field Day/3401 Experiment Station, Ona/8 am 5 –Fitness in the Park/ Strong/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 6 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 7 – Golf Tourney/YMCA/ 7 am 7 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 9 –Wauchula City Commission Regular Meeting/ 6 pm 9 –Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 10 –B.G. Commission Meeting/6 pm 12 –HC School Board Meeting/5 pm 12 –Fitness in the Park/ Strong/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 13 –Story of Jesus/ 7:30 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 Kelly’s Column By Jim Winter Haven High School girls' basketball coach Johnnie Lawson has been named the 2018 Florida Dairy Farmers coachof the year. His Blue Devils recently won their third straight statetitle. He is fond of saying it is fine to dream about accomplishing big things in life but adds, "You can't dream without work." –––––– You don't have to be big and tall to be successful in life.Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, 27, one of the smallest players in Major League Baseball, last year led his teamto a World Series title and was named American League MostValuable Player. He recently signed a seven-year contract with the Astros for $163.5 million. –––––– No one asked but I predict the Elite Eight in the NCAA's men's basketball tournament will include Kentucky, Loyola-Chicago, Gonzaga, Michigan, Villanova, Texas Tech, Kansasand Duke. –––––– Obadiah Franklin, "The Man In Red With The Cross," will speak Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 25,at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Faith Temple Ministries Churchof God at 701 N. 7th Ave. in Wauchula, announced pastor Wen dell Smith. Obadiah brings a powerful Christian message. On Sunday, April 1, the 10:30 church service will include worship, special music, drama, illustrated sermon, meal afterservice, egg hunt for children, and a food box for every familyin attendance. –––––– Unleaded regular gasoline on Tuesday in Hardee County was $2.44 a gallon. –––––– The weather forecasters predicted rain on Tuesday in Hardee but none had fallen as of this writing at 3 p.m. Tuesday. –––––– Most of our family went camping and turkey hunting over the weekend at the Avon Park Bombing Range. There was plentyto eat and good campfires. I am almost too modest to admit that the only gobbler brought to camp fell at 22 paces from a blast from my newBrowning 12-gauge shotgun. Yelps and clucks from an ancient corn cob pipe with a cedar striker against a small oval slate brought a pair of jakes withinrange. Lesson learned enroute home: don't stop roadside to take a picture and back up 10 feet to get a better camera angle on adragline close to the road near Bowling Green. This can resultin a jackknife that can damage truck and popup camper. PHOTOS BY JEAN KELLY Successful hunter, turkey and pickup truck. Camp dogs included Sam, owned by Michael andChelsea Kelly. Jonathan Kelly and wife Ashley enjoy downtime. Sandhill Crane parents with baby at Bombing Range. EXPO STORY A story in last week’s edition on the upcomingHealth, Safety & HurricaneExpo listed an incorrectphone number for moreinformation. The correctnumber is 773-6373. TheHerald-Advocate apolo gizes for that error. A storyon this week’s Front Page,however, gives further de tails on the event. ——— At The Herald-Advo cate, we want accuracy tobe a given, not just ourgoal. If you believe wehave printed an error infact, please call to reportit. We will review the infor mation, and if we find itneeds correction or clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor CynthiaKrahl at 773-3255. Corrections OFFICERS Continued From A1 Wauchula Elementary. Wauchula Elementary School already has an SRO oncampus, from the WauchulaPolice Department. The sheriff told commis sioners that for the remainderof the current school year,deputies will pick up extrashifts to cover the schools untilhe can get additional SROstrained over the summer. He expects a budget impact of around $64,000 in overtimepay to finish the remainder ofthis school year and an addi tional $48,000 to cover the be ginning of the next school yearuntil the county’s new budgetyear begins on Oct. 1. Hiring three additional fulltime SROs next year will costapproximately $300,000 annu ally, the sheriff said. Currently the Sheriff’s Of fice pays 60 percent of the of ficer’s salary and the HardeeCounty School Board con tributes 40 percent, Lanieradded. The state Legislature has approved $400 million infunding to cover costs associ ated with making schools safer and with providing additionalofficers. Lanier said at this time it has not been determined howthat funding will be distributedor how much of it each countywill receive. School officials are reacting positively to the added pres ence of lawmen. North Wauchula Elemen tary, one of the schools whichhad been lacking a permanentlawman prior to Spring Break,took to social media on Mon day to thank local leaders fortheir commitment to schoolsafety. “The NWES Administration and Staff are feeling extrathankful and secure today!Thanks to the commitment ofSheriff Arnold Lanier and Su perintendent Bob Shayman toour student and staff's safety,we have a full-time officer oncampus for the remainder ofthis school year,” the Facebookpost stated. The post included a picture of Dep. James Adler with As sistant Principal Tamara Tay lor-Camilo and PrincipalJessica Gray. Paul Samuels, chairman of the Hardee County SchoolBoard, said he is pleased withthe addition of the new law of ficers at local schools. “I appreciate the support and coordination betweenSheriff Arnold Lanier and Su perintendent Bob Shayman inplacing SROs at each school inthe district,” Samuels said.“Safety of our students is al ways top priority.” Shayman said it is too early to tell how much the law en forcement mandate will impactthis school district in the up coming year. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School PublicSafety Act includes $97 mil lion in additional safe-schoolfunding that typically supportsschool resource officers. Leaders in the state capitol, however, have yet to providean analysis of how those fundswill be distributed among thestate’s 67 counties. “We don’t have all the infor mation we need,” Shaymansaid.Staff writer Tom Staik con tributed to this report. organization came with thecaveat that the funds could onlybe used to stage local demon strations and could not be usedto travel to other events, Brownnoted. The funding is part of a grant system organized by EverytownFor Gun Safety, a nonprofit or ganized founded, and largelyfunded, by New York CityMayor Michael Bloomberg toadvocate for gun control andagainst gun violence. The Bowling Green event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon,will offer snacks and water tomarchers. Free T-shirts for thefirst 50 marchers are also avail able. Additionally, the rally will be staffed by trained medical pro fessionals. Ashja Camel, also a senior at Hardee High, is organizing themedical services to assist anymarchers who may need med ical aid. The medical staff, according to Brown, were required as astipulation of the grant. More than 100 local partici pants have registered online toattend the event, according toBrown. Registration can be com pleted online by visiting theMarch For Our Lives website.Information on and registrationfor the Bowling Green rally canbe found by going to the “FindAn Event” section and enteringa local zip code. Brown said interest for Satur day’s event is being driven bysocial media. “Social media is playing a big part,” Brown said. MARCH Continued From A1 CUTS Continued From A1 Another tax reduction signed into law is the lower ing of the state-mandatedlocal-effort portion of eachschool district’s property taxrate. This affects both familiesand businesses that pay prop erty taxes. The final break is in traffic citation fines, allowing a per son to attend driver improve ment school to earn areduction in the amount. Agriculture There are two main tax cuts that are expected to savefarmers millions of dollars. One is a sales-tax exemp tion package on agriculturalmaterials. There is a sales-taxexemption on non-residentialfarm building materials andanother on agricultural fenc ing. Both are expected to helpfarmers recover from damagesfrom Hurricane Irma. Another tax benefit is the reduction of property tax as sessments on citrus and pro cessing and packing plantsand on processing equipmentslowed due to citrus greeningor the hurricane. Business Four tax cuts are expected to save dollars for Floridabusinesses. Commercial tax rates are being reduced by one tenth ofa percent, from 5.8 to 5.7 per cent. Business taxes are exempt for businesses owned by vet erans and their spouses, non-remarried surviving spousesof veterans, spouses of certainactive-duty military servicemembers and low-income per sons who engage in a busi ness, profession oroccupation. There is an increase in cor porate income tax credits forvoluntary Brownfield clean-ups or community contribu tion credits. Business owners will also get the same cut in schoollocal-effort property taxes asfamilies will get. Up To $3,000 Reward! Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477 or


March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 CAT’S HAT COURTESY PHOTO Former kindergarten teacher Pammy Jo Roberts returned to the classroom once again to help students at ZolfoSprings Elementary School celebrate Dr. Seuss Week. Costumed as a cat and wearing a tophat, she read “TheCat in the Hat Comes Back” to children in Tammy Waters and Jessica Dickey’s kindergarten classes. Robertsalso made special treats for her appreciative audience. Easter Coloring ContestSee Pages A6-7 This Issue. soc3:22nc When Bobby Sconyers, South Florida State College dental-assisting professor, was 10 yearsold, he decided he was going to join the Armyand eventually retire from it. He did.But little did he know then that the Army would train him for a long career that he loves. “I had one of several uncles who had been in the Army. He actually owned a house and hegot a retirement check,” Sconyers said. “Ithought, ‘I want to do what he did.’ ” Sconyers’ family had moved to Wauchula from Alabama when he was 5 to pick fruit andvegetables. “We had cousins and uncles whowere doing it and making money, so we justwent where the money was,” he said. By the time Sconyers was 7, he could help work in the fields along with his parents, twobrothers and a sister. “We picked almost everygrove in Hardee County at one time or another,”he said. “We picked cucumbers and peppers.We could do that throughout the school year. “I remember we would go to school, we’d pick vegetables until dark in the cucumberfields, we’d go to the packing houses and packthose cucumbers until 10:30 or 11 p.m. Thenwe’d come home, take a shower and go to bed.Next day, we’d do it again.” The day school was out for the summer, the family would begin working in other fieldsfrom Florida to Michigan while living in mi grant camps. Sconyers graduated from Hardee Senior High School in 1977. Because he had completed all of his credits by the first semester of his senior year in highschool, he graduated early and joined the Army.Before he could head to boot camp, though, hewas required to wait six months to officially re ceive his high school diploma. In the meantime, he worked in the fields every day. Boot camp was at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Sconyers’ first duty station was the PanamaCanal Zone. Dental assisting had never been on Sconyers’ mind when he took the Armed Services Voca tional Aptitude Battery, a kind of placement testfor the Army. After receiving top results in every category of the test, Sconyers was told that he could pickwhatever job he wanted to do in the Army. Sconyers said he wanted to be a Green Beret. “They said, ‘Well, you can’t just pick GreenBeret, you have to pick a job, and then try forthat,’ ” he recalled. “ ‘You can’t just join theGreen Berets,’ ” he was told. “They gave me a list of all these jobs that re quired a high score,” he said. “and dental assist ing and dental lab technician were on the list,so I chose ‘dental.’ I randomly picked that. Ihad no idea what I was getting into.” Sconyers trained to be a dental assistant and dental lab technician at the Academy of HealthSciences at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. He ex plained that the dental-assisting program lastedsix weeks, and the dental lab-technician pro gram was another eight weeks. “I was a dental assistant and dental lab tech nician for 13 years,” Sconyers said. He went onto train as a dental hygienist, practicing at FortSam Houston for 18 months. He was then askedto teach dental assisting, dental lab technicianand dental hygiene. He did so until his retirement in 1994.In 1983, Sconyers had been stationed in Ger many, where he met his wife, Jill, who was alsoa dental assistant and dental lab technician withthe Army. The Sconyerses returned to Germanyat a later date for three years, when Jill was sta tioned as first sergeant of a dental unit inGiebelstadt. While in Germany, Bob was hiredas a dental assistant at the Wurzburg AmericanArmy Hospital dental clinic. “There were about 11 bases in the area we were responsible for,” he said. “I was hired toteach the spouses at all these bases around us tobe dental assistants. “After they were trained, they could get re ally good jobs on base taking care of soldiers,”he continued. “It meant that these families nowhad an extra check coming in, which meantthey could enjoy Europe more. Now they couldafford to do things they couldn’t afford to dobefore, and the dental clinics had the dental as sistants they needed.” In 2002, Jill was stationed in Washington State and served as first sergeant of the FortLewis Dental Activity, and Bob took a job as adental assistant at MacNeill Island CorrectionalFacility. A chance encounter at a conference inspired Sconyers to continue his education so that hecould teach in the civilian world. “A lady who ran a dental-assisting program for the Olympia Community College System was presenting a class on what to do if you wantto teach dental assisting in a college,” he said.“She said you needed a Bachelor in Arts degree,but I didn’t have mine. So I started takingclasses at night at Evergreen State College toearn my Bachelor’s Degree.” After Jill retired from the Army, the Scony erses returned to Hardee County. One day, a newspaper advertisement caught Sconyers’ attention. SFSC was looking for adental assistant instructor. He began working atthe college in 2006. “I really enjoy the way dental is one of the fastest-moving professions out there,” Sconyerssaid. “The stuff we get to work with is techno logically in the forefront, X-rays, cone-beam ra diation, a variety of dental materials, we can dodigital impressions, we use CAD CAM sys tems. All the while, you’re helping other peo ple.” Sconyers never hesitates to encourage others to go train for dental assisting. “They can cometo the program and, in one year, they learn whatthey need to get out there and have a job for ever. They can make that grow if they want.” Sconyers said that to grow in the career, a dental assistant should consider becoming aCertified Dental Assistant through the DentalAssisting National Board. “It makes you more employable,” he said. “It gives you a broad knowledge of every thing going on in dental, so you can have an in telligent conversation with a dentist. It can be abasis to other jobs, such as in insurance, wherethey like to hire dental assistants because theyalready know the vocabulary. Also sales, wherethey go to different clinics and sell whatevertheir company makes, dental materials, impres sion materials, or X-ray equipment.” And, he noted, “A dental assistant can, even tually, teach. I had a student last year who said,‘I want your job.’ I told her ‘you need a Bach elor’s Degree and you need to keep up withyour dental-assisting certification.’ ” Sconyers indicated that dental assistants can also go into dental hygiene. “I’ve had 10 or 11of my students come back and go through thedental hygiene program at SFSC,” he said. “Inever had any of them say that dental assistingwas a waste of time. They all think it was thesmartest decision they could have made be cause it allowed them to learn dental hygiene ata deeper level.” Sconyers is a man who loves his job as a teacher. “Every day, I get to teach these youngpeople and help them get a job that they canhave for the rest of their lives,” he said. “Andwhat could be better than that?” From Migrant Child To Dental Education Professor COURTESY PHOTO Professor Bobby Sconyers with dental-assisting students Petra Calderon and Jen nifer Lopez. With fears of falling victim to cyber thefts or mass shootings topping the list of crime worries among Americans, according to recent Gallup polls, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017's Safest Cities in America. To determine where Americans can feel most protected again st life’s hazards, including non-physical forms of danger, Wal letHub’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 35 key metrics. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to un employment rate to road quality. Safest CitiesLeast Safe Cities 1.) Nashua, N.H.173.) Jackson, Miss.2.) South Burlington, Vt. 174.) Baton Rouge, La. 3.) Warwick, R.I. 175.) Chattanooga, Tenn. 4.) Columbia, Md.176.) Orlando, Fla.5.) Gilbert, Ariz.177.) Little Rock, Ark.6.) Fargo, N.D.178.) Detroit, Mich.7.) Lewiston, Maine179.) Oklahoma City, Okla.8.) Plano, Texas 180.) San Bernardino, Calif. 9.) Portland, Maine181.) St. Louis, Mo. 10.) Brownsville, Texas 182.) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Safest vs. Least Safe • Corpus Christi, Texas, has the fewest hate-crime incidents per 100,000 residents, 0.31, which is 71.8 times fewer than inBoston, the city with the most at 22.25. • Yonkers, New York, has the fewest thefts per 1,000 resi dents, 13, which is 6.8 times fewer than in Salt Lake City, the city with the most at 88. • Washington has the most law-enforcement employees per 100,000 residents, 639, which is 5.7 times more than in Irvine,Calif., the city with the fewest at 113. • Aurora, Colo., has among the fewest pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents, 0.28, which is 27.2 times fewer than in Jack son, Miss., the city with the most at 7.62. • South Burlington, Vt., has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.1 percent, which is 5.2 times lower than in Detroit, the citywith the highest at 10.9 percent. • Pearl City, Hawaii, has the lowest share of uninsured popu lation, 3.8 percent, which is 9.1 times lower than in theBrownsville, Texas, registering the highest at 34.6 percent. Where Are The Safest Cities? On This Day:• In 1873 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico, celebrated as Emancipation Day• In 1882 Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisonedunder the act• In 1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water be cause of a drought• In 1914 The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline• In 1933 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal• In 1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)• In 1941 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major Americanmovie star to wear a military uniform in WorldWar II• In 1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium• In 1954 1st shopping mall opens in South field, Michigan


Obituaries In MemoryRUTH DRIGGERS MOYERuth Driggers Moye was born in Watertown, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1928, to Edward and Mary Rivers. She moved to her heavenly home on March 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. Driggers, and second husband, Herman L. Moye. Ruth enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling and loved to dance. She is survived by her daughters, Bubby (Doug) Willis, and Linda (Jerry) Gibson; granddaughter, Robin Gibson; step-granddaughter, Lori Ross; grand sons, Rick (Alyson) Crews, Michael (Stephanie) Crews, and Randall Gibson: greatgranddaughters, Cara and Cynthia Criss; step-greatgranddaughter, Thalia Gonzalez; great-grandsons, Zack and Matthew Crews; and great-great-grandson, Kenden Gibson; and many "adopted" family members. A Celebration of Life was held at Resthaven on March 18. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.comPonger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula JAMES ALLEN BIRD James Allen Bird, 90, died on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was born in Wauchula, on Aug. 24, 1927, to the late John B. and Elizabeth Hern don Bird. He served in the U.S. Navy, and later became the head super visor of the water plant at G. Pierce Wood Hospital in Arcadia, where he worked until he retired after 35 years. He lived most of his life in Arcadia, and, in 1999, moved to Port Charlotte. He was preceded in death by three wives, Winnie Martha Thompkins, Beulah Alberta Suggs, and Nell Goggins; two siblings, John Bird, and Vivian Lamb; son, Steve A. Bird; and one great-grandchild, Victor Ball. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Elam; daugh ter-in-law, Debra Bird; and four granddaughters, Casandra Melfi, Tina Ball, Shanna Walls, and Peggy Jean Amaya; and 14 great-grandchildren. A visitation was held March 17 at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home. A celebration of his life followed at the chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Rhodes officiating. Arrangements were by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Vir ginia Morales. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynne Morales, of Wauchula; daughters, Jamie Edell (Benjamin), of North Carolina; Sara Morales, of Arcadia; brothers, David Morales, of Texas, and William Morales (Roberta), of South Carolina; sister, Juanita Trowbridge (Tom), of Texas; and five grandchil dren, Ellis Hodges, Trenity Morales, Jordan Morales, Alan Edell, and Luke Edell. A visitation was held at Lake Dale Baptist Church on March 16, with a memorial service following, Pastor Albert Blum officiated the services. Expressions of comfort may be made at FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory C C A A R R L L O O S S M M O O R R A A L L E E S S Carlos Morales, 61, of Wauchula, passed away, in Sebring, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 13, 1957. He moved to Hardee County from California in 1995, and was a member of Lake Dale Baptist Church. He was employed by the Department of Transportation as a mechanic. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. In MemoryKATHY KING HEITZMANKathy King Heitzman, 69, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, and went to be with the Lord. She born and raised in Wauchula, and graduated from Hardee High School. Kathy retired as a home health aid, and was living in Bradenton, with her daughters, at the time of her pass ing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Tamra Dominy (Clinton), and Tanya Shaw (Bobby), both of Bradenton; nine grand children, Timothy (TJ), Taryn (Logan), Clay, Amanda, Ethin (Candice), Wyatt, Shield, Brook and Breena; and three greatgrandchildren, Ava, Athena and Amelia. A celebration of life was held in Bradenton on March 16 to honor her wishes of "being happy, telling funny stories about me and eating my favorite foods. Special thanks to her friends that have loved her for many years, high school and beyond. Alan Moore Funeral Home Ellenton In MemoryPEGGY BRYANT KILGOREPeggy Bryant Kilgore, 75, of Zolfo Springs, passed away on March 15, 2018. She was born on July 10, 1942, in Jefferson, Ga. Peggy enjoyed reading and fishing with her family. She was proceeded in death by three sons, Timmy Lee, Danny Kilgore, and Emory Kilgore; brother, Thomas Bryant; father, Edwin Bryant; step-father, Hugh Gosnell; and mother, Ellanae King Bryant Gos nell. Peggy is survived by her husband, Emory Kilgore, of Zolfo Springs; son, Eddie (Ovita) Kilgore, of Zolfo Springs; brothers, Leroy (Jane) Bryant, of Dallas, Ga., Jr. Hugh (Donna) Gosnell, of Temple, Ga.; sis ters, Shirley (Jim) Smith, of Lithia Springs, Ga., Sandra (Billy) Weaver, of Shady Dale, Ga.; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Visitation is today (Thurs day), March 22, from 11 a.m. 12 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Zolfo Springs. Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Dr. Trent Swanson officiating. Burial will fol low in Zolfo Springs Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.comPonger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In MemoryWILLIAM LAFAYETTE ANDERSON SR.William Lafayette Ander son Sr., 90, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Sebring. He was born Oct. 2, 1927, in Arcadia. Bill enjoyed spending time with family and going out to eat. He was a member of Floridas First Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Viola Mercer Anderson; son, Mike Anderson; brother, Charles Anderson; and sis ters, Thelma Weatherly and Lucille Anderson. Bill is survived by his loving wife, June Anderson, of Zolfo Springs; daughter, Kathy Christmas (Steve), of Zolfo Springs; sons, William L. Anderson Jr. (Gina), of Zolfo Springs, Joe Ander son, of Zephyrhills, Pat Anderson (Sherry), of Avon Park; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchil dren. Visitation will be today (Thursday), March 22, from 2-3 p.m. at Floridas First Assembly of God, with serv ice beginning at 3 p.m. Bur ial will follow at New Hope Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Fowler officiating. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.comPonger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula Thinking About Changing Your Pre-Arrangements? You Can!At Robarts Family Funeral Home we will honor your pre-arranged contract, regardless of where it was made. Just give us a call or stop by. Well be glad to answer any questions you have.View Obits at 529 West Main Street Wauchula, Florida 33873 863-773-9773 3:22c Santana Mendoza of Texas. Daughters, Sierra Mendoza of Georgia, Jasmine D. Otero of Zolfo Springs and Makalya Otero of Zolfo Springs. Brothers, Thomas Rivera Jr. (Ariana) of Zolfo Springs, Joseph Tomas Rivera (Stacy) of Avon Park, James Robert Frost of Texas and John Otero of Zolfo Springs. Sisters, Amalia Arista (Rafael) of Zolfo Springs, Geneva Duran (Martin) of Zolfo Springs and Alexis Rimes (Shawn) of Zolfo Springs. Several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Sunday, March 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Robarts Garden Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 26, 10 a.m. in the Robarts Gar den Chapel. Reverend Jim Davis will be officiating services. Interment will be at the Zolfo Baptist Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory J J U U A A N N C C . O O T T E E R R O O Juan Tuts C. Otero, 47, of Zolfo Springs passed away in Sebring on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born in Wauchula on November 4, 1970. He has been a lifelong resident of Hardee County and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Juan was former Mayor of Zolfo Springs, for mer Fire Chief of Zolfo Springs Volunteer Fire De partment. He was also a truck driver transporting cars. He is survived by his par ents Carmelo Johnny Otero and Genevia Burns of Zolfo Springs. Wife, Liz Velasco Valderrama Otero of Zolfo Springs. Sons, Timo thy Page of Kress, TX and YOGURT-MARINATED LEG OF LAMB This Easter favorite serves 12 and takes less than an hour to prepare. 2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 2 cup plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 4 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1 5to 6-pound leg of lamb, boned, butterflied and trimmed of visible fat 1. Put cumin, coriander, red pepper and allspice in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant (take care not to burn spices.) Scrape into a medium-size bowl and stir in remaining marinade ingredients until blended. 2. Put lamb in a large zip per-type food-storage bag. Add marinade, seal bag and turn to coat meat. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Remove lamb from refrigera tor 1 hour before cooking. 3. Heat broiler and broilerpan or grill. Remove lamb from marinade. Discard marinade. Grill or broil lamb 15 minutes per side for mediumrare, 20 minutes per side for well-done. 4. Let stand 5 minutes, then slice thin across the grain. TIP: Ask your butcher to bone and butterfly the lamb and remove as much fat as possible. This cut is great for a crowd because thin ends will be crisp and well-done, while the thicker parts will be pink and juicy. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at ecipes/.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping How Low Will Some People Go?Report Exploitation of the Elderly1 (800) 96 Abuse 1 (800) 962 2873 1. Is the book of Gethse mane in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What's the only book of the Bible (KJV) that mentions Christ's tomb being sealed? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. From Matthew 28, who rolled away the stone from the mouth of Jesus' tomb? Simon, An angel, Villagers, Disciples 4. When Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" came upon the risen Jesus, whom did He ask them to inform? Priests, Disciples, No One, Villagers 5. Which disciple doubted Jesus had risen unless he could see the wounds? Peter, An drew, Thomas, Thaddeus 6. From Acts 1, how long did Jesus remain after His resurrection before He ascended into heaven? Instantaneously, 1 hour, 7 days, 40 days ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Matthew; 3) An angel; 4) Disciples; 5) Thomas; 6) 40 days Comments? More Trivia? Visit 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.BIBLE TRIVIABy Wilson Casey Dont Know Where To Turn For Help? CALL THE SUICIDE HOTLINE1 (800) 627 5906 Florida got its name from explorer Ponce de Leon, who called it La Florida, or the flowery place. A4 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018


Obituaries In Memory MARY KATHERINE ‘CAT’ BROWN GANN Mary Katherine “Cat” Brown Gann, 86, went to bewith the Lord on Tuesday,March 6, 2018. She was born on Nov. 7, 1931, to her late parents,George Marvin and Mar garet Lou Brown. Mary was born and raised in Arcadia, and moved toGeorgia later in life. She alsolived in Gainsville for sev eral years. She moved hometo Arcadia in August 1997and for the last 20 years shehas lived at Oak View Mo bile Park. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church andwas baptized on May 10,1998. She loved to cook, which she was great at. She alsoloved gardening, games, flowers, Sunday dinner withfamily, children, animals andChristmas. Mary was feistyand full of life. Mary is survived by: son, Joe Morgan Durrance Jr.(Waiva), of Zolfo Springs;daughter, Sharon Kaye Dur rance Netteton (Charlie), ofJonesboro, Ga.; grandson,Ryan Attaway; and manynieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lois,Mildred, Marvin, Dewilton,Billy, and Jody; and son,Michael Dale “Mikie” Dur rance. We would like to give a special thank you to her sis ter-in-law, Ruth Brown;niece, Betty Bishop; great-niece, Lauria Ann Gause andher husband Michael, forhelping to care for her theselast years. Graveside service was March 9 at Joshua CreekCemetery. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Arcadia ing, God fearing woman thatloved God and her family.She truly was our familyMatriarch and well deserv ing of the title. Mother Sallie was pre ceded in death by her sons,James McCray, Bobby Mc Cray, and Clarence McCray;brothers, Joseph Lewis,Henry James Lewis, andJohnny Lewis; sisters, OraBen Watson, Evelyn LewisRecall, and Annie PearlLewis; and granddaughter,Dawn McCray. She leaves to cherish her precious memories onebrother, Eugene Lewis Sr.;two sisters, Bernice Whiteand Juanita Lewis Grantley;two sons, Freddie McCray(Jean), and Jerry McCray;three daughters, Betty Avery(James), Dorothy Mills, andMalinda Peterson; 20 grand children; 44 great-grandchil dren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces, nephews, cousinsand friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24,at the Progressive Mission ary Baptist Church inWauchula at 2 p.m. Visita tion will be at the churchfrom 1 p.m. until servicetime. Interment will be atMagnolia Manor Cemetery.Pastor Freddie McCray willofficiate.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory S S A A L L L L I I E E M M A A E E M M c c C C R R A A Y Y J J O O H H N N S S O O N N Sallie Mae McCray-John son was born on May9,1920, in Ashford, Ala., tothe late Joseph Lewis Sr. andBessie Mae Lewis. She wasthe eldest of ten children. She peacefully departed from this life on March 14,2018, at Good ShepherdHospice in Lakeland, withloved ones at her bedside.She was 97. Mother Sallie was a member of the Church ofChrist where she attendedfaithfully until her decline inhealth. She was a “PrayerWarrior” and a devotedChristian. She also lovedsinging, one of her favoritesongs was (Jesus Will FixIt). Mother Sallie married at a young age to the love of herlife, James McCray Sr., andto this union came eight chil dren. She resided in OakGrove, for 20 years, until thepassing of her husband(James) in 1964. MotherSallie later moved toWauchula where she metand married John H. John son, who was called to bewith the Lord in 1985. Mother Sallie was a lov 3:22cWe offer a wide variety of granite, bronze memorials and gravesite granite curbing.Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula(863) Fort Meade, Florida 205 N. 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MCCRAY, et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: VERA LOUISE MCCRAYA/K/A VERA MCCRAY A/K/AVERA L. MCCRAYLast Known Address: 4814 Epps AvenueBowling Green, FL 33834Current Address: UnknownANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, AND AGAINST THEHEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWNPARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS.Last Known Address: UnknownCurrent Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgageon the following property inHardee County, Florida: LOTS THIRTY-FOUR (34)AND THIRTY-FIVE (35),BLOCK I, MT. ZION SUB DIVISION OF CITY OFBOWLING GREEN,FLORIDA, PUBLICRECORDS OF HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A 4814 EPPS AVE,BOWLING GREEN, FL33834 has been filed against you andyou are required to serve a copyof your written defenses within30 days after the first publica tion, if any, on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff’s attorney, whose ad dress is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623, and file the originalwith this Court either beforeApril 20, 2018 service on Plain tiff’s attorney, or immediatelythereafter; otherwise, a defaultwill be entered against you forthe relief demanded in the Com plaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 16 dayof March, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Dis abilities ActIf you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accommo dation in order to participate inthis proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to theprovision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of theCourt Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) workingdays of your receipt of this (No tice of Action); if you are hearingor voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Serv ice 711. 3:22,29c __________________________________ ______________________________ 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 VIRGINIABELCHER, DECEASED, THEUNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI TORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST VIRGINIAN. BELCHER a/k/a VIRGINIABELCHER; and all unknown nat ural persons if alive, and if deador not known to be alive or dead,their several and respective un known spouses, heirs, devisees,grantees and creditors, or otherparties claiming by, through, orunder those unknown naturalpersons; and the several and re spective unknown assigns, suc cessors in interest, trustees orany other person claiming by,through, under, or against anycorporation or other legal entitynamed as the Defendant; and allclaimants, persons, or parties,natural or corporate, or whoseexact legal status is unknown, AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CONCERN. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure of the fol lowing described real propertyin Hardee County, Florida: Lot 45, PEACE RIVERHEIGHTS UNIT NO. 2, ac cording to the map or platthereof as recorded in PlatBook 3, Page 43, PublicRecords of HardeeCounty, Florida.Parcel Id: 15-34-25-0836-00001-0045Commonly known as: 790Chamberlain Blvd.,Wauchula, FL 33873 has been filed against you byPlaintiff, WAUCHULA STATEBANK, a Florida Banking Corpo ration, and you are required toserve a copy of your written de fenses, if any, on Brandon S.Craig, Esquire, ABLES & CRAIG,P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 551 S. Com merce Avenue, Sebring, FL33870, service@heartlandflori, on or before April13, 2018, and file the originalwith the clerk of this court eitherbefore service on Plaintiff’s at torney or immediately thereafter;otherwise a default will be en tered against you for the reliefdemanded in the complaint. DATED ON THIS March 12, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk Circuit Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk 3:15,22c __________________________________ Notices HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. • Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 3:22c EASTER BUNNY When did the Easter bunny be come part of the tradition of thereligious Easter holiday? Easterbegan to be observed hundredsof years ago to commemorate therising of Christ from the dead,and it has gradually become as sociated with the themes of therenewal of life in nature andflowers. It was not until about the18th century that the Easter eggbecame part of the celebration. The egg has long been a sym bol of eternal life, and decoratingand hunting for eggs became partof the symbolism of the holiday.As years passed, cardboard andpapier-mache eggs were used,then real eggshells with the liquidegg blown out through a smallhole. Other countries used sugareggs and wooden eggs. All eggswere decorated. Soon there wereEaster egg hunts and Easter eggrolls, but still no Easter bunny. During the early 18th century, Pennsylvania Germans sug gested that, in spring, the EasterBunny would hide eggs or per haps put them in an upside-downhat that was left out overnight.That custom soon grew to a bas ket to be filled with eggs, candyand fake green grass. By the 20thcentury, there were stuffed-toyEaster bunnies, porcelain fig urines of bunnies and a Germanbusiness making papiermacheand cardboard Easter bunnycandy containers, which weresold in the U.S. and filled withcandy. By the 1920s, there were tin or glass candy containersshaped like bunnies and otherEaster symbols and, of course,toys. Holiday collecting is becom ing more popular. Easter itemsinclude religious pictures andmemorabilia, baskets, bunnies,chicks, ducks, nut cups, placecards, postcards and store adver tising. Prices have gone downand up since 1980. *** Q: My childhood teddy bear is, I am told, a Steiff and valuable. What determines theprice? A: Some Steiff teddy bears sell for thousands of dollars, butmany things influence the price.A real Steiff should have a buttonin the ear that says Steiff. Thehigh-priced bears are old andhave mohair fabric in a rarecolor. White, lavender, black orred is best. Older bears arestuffed with straw, kapok, excel sior or sawdust, not polyester.Any nylon or plastic part sug gests a newer bear, worth a lower KOVELS Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel price. Very large and very smallbears are expensive. "Well-loved" (tattered) bears used to beOK, but now collectors want toys in almost perfect condition. TIP: Doors from a garage should have inside locks. Get astrong door. We know someonewho came home to find a burglarhad used an ax to "open" the door. For more collecting news, tipsand resources, visit (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5


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O O r r a a n n g g e e S S t t r r e e e e t t • • W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a(next to Great Florida Insurance)7 7 7 7 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 Se Habla Espaol • Irma Garcia863-606-8846 BRING IN THIS AD FOR$15.00 OFF 3:1-29p Danielle, Deborah & Irma New vials, beakers, test tubes and sinks. More space.These are just some of the features of new laboratoriesthat will open at the annualField Day on April 5 at theUniversity of Florida Instituteof Food & Agricultural Sci ences’ Range Cattle Research& Education Center in Ona. “These spaces greatly ad vance our efforts to modernizeour research laboratory andgraduate-student training facil ities,” said John Arthington, di rector of the Range CattleREC. Labs for assistant professors Raoul Boughton and PhilipeMoriel will support their re search programs in rangelandwildlife ecology and animalsciences, respectively, Arthing ton said. The new facilities — total ing 2,544 square feet — also include an instrumentationroom shared by all faculty, agraduate-student office and astudent collaboration room,Arthington said. The Field Day runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before officials cut the rib bon to open the new labs, sev eral key people will deliverremarks, starting at 9:30 a.m.They are: • Arthington, director of the Ona Range Cattle Research &Education Center. • Elaine Turner, dean of the UF/IFAS College of Agricul tural & Life Sciences. • Ken Griner, president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Asso ciation. • Chris Prevatt, state spe cialized extension agent, willtalk about the beef cattle mar ket outlook. • Moriel, who will talk about nutrition of beef females. • Boughton, who will talk about Florida calf losses. After the speeches, visitors will enjoy a steak lunch, andthen they can tour beef en hancement projects: • Brent Sellers, professor of agronomy and a weed special ist, will give an update onsmutgrass management. • Joao Vendramini, associ ate professor of animal sci ences, will talk aboutwarm-season perennial grassestablishment. • Maria Silveira, associate professor of soil and water sci ences, will talk about land ap plication of biosolids tobahiagrass pastures. To attend, register by April 2 at or call 735-1314. The registration feeis $15. The Range Cattle Research & Education Center is at 3401Experiment Station, Ona. Register Now For Field Day DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is 53, and three years agohe had three stents put in dueto clogged arteries. His cardi ologist put him on Lipitor at80 mg. I don't know if this isnecessary. I worry that itmight do more harm thangood. —J.K. ANSWER: In people with blockages in the arteries in theirhearts, there is really no doubtthat medications like atorvas tatin (Lipitor), a statin drug, re duce the risk of heart attack.Although they can have side ef fects, for most people the bene fit far outweighs the risks. It's important to recall that even a powerful medication likea statin can't optimally treatpeople if they don't treat them selves right. Years ago, I had apatient who was doing wellafter his bypass surgery andwas taking a statin with goodresults. Walking through thehospital cafeteria, I saw himeating a triple cheeseburger(why the cafeteria even soldsuch a thing is a separate ques tion), and he sheepishly arguedthat he was taking his statin. Astatin can't beat a triple cheese burger. Good cardiac health requires a good diet of mostly plants,with whole grains, nuts, fruitsand fish included for peoplewho choose to. Exercise is theother important part of the treat ment, and just plain walking isnearly as good as any exercise.Medication, though of benefit,is just a small part of a healthylifestyle and preventing heartdisease, which, although ratesare decreasing, is still the lead ing cause of death in industrial ized countries. READERS: Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer. Thebooklet on clogged heart arter ies explains why they happenand what can be done to preventclogging. Readers can obtain acopy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 101W, 628 Virginia Drive,Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose acheck or money order (no cash)for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada withthe recipient's printed name andaddress. Please allow fourweeks for delivery. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old male. I have re ally been shedding the hair onmy arms and legs. Is this nor mal for a man of my age? Ihave been taking hy drocodone and simvastatin,along with the usual vitaminsupplements. Could the med ications or supplements that Iam taking have anything todo with my hair loss? Could itbe my diet, or is it just oldage? —R.C. ANSWER: Hair loss on the arms and legs is less commonthan on the scalp. Hormonalchanges (especially thyroid andtestosterone) and medicationscan be the culprit. A myriad ofskin diseases can do it, but these usually have visible skinchanges associated. Chronic swelling (edema) of the extrem ities might be the cause. Simvastatin has rarely been associated with hair loss. How ever, when I see hair loss on thelower extremities, I worryabout peripheral artery disease, which is very common and un derdiagnosed. Being on simvas tatin suggests that you have hadhigh cholesterol, which is a riskfactor for PAD. Having hairloss on both arms and legs, however, makes me more con cerned about a systemic cause.Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual let ters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possi ble. Readers may email ques tions to To view andorder health pamphlets,, or write toGood Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. To Your A8 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate A Wauchula man was criti cally injured last week in athree-vehicle crash on EastMain Street. Gary McNabb, 65, suffered severe injuries in the Tuesdaywreck, according to reportslater released by the FloridaHighway Patrol. A photo cap tion in last week’s edition didnot identify the victim. McNabb was stabilized at the scene by Hardee CountyFire Rescue before beingtransported to Lakeland Re gional Medical Center bymedical helicopter, the FHPsaid. According to FHP Tpr. M. Abromaitis, the accident oc curred at 7:52 a.m. on EastMain Street near the intersec tion of Hollandtown Road. The trooper noted Robert M. Beavers, 78, of Wauchula, wasattempting to turn right ontoEast Main Street from SouthHollandtown Road at the time. Beavers, his “vision ob structed due to the sun,” didnot see the 2002 Ford F250driven by Rickey Driskell, 42,of Zolfo Springs, that wastraveling westbound on EastMain Street. According to the report, the 2006 Toyota Tacoma driven byBeavers collided with the leftside of Driskell’s truck. The force of the impact sent Driskell’s vehicle into a clock wise spin. While still in a spin, the truck collided with the left sideof McNabb’s 2018 ChevroletEquinox. Diskell’s truck then traveled off the road and onto the north ern shoulder before it crashedinto a fence and came to rest ina field. McNabb’s vehicle came to final rest facing east on EastMain Street. Beavers was able to guide his truck onto the north shoul der following the accident. Neither Beavers nor Driskell were injured. All three drivers were wear ing seatbelts, according to thereport. Beavers was cited with dis regarding a stop sign. Wauchula Man Critically Injured In East Main Wreck PHOTO BY TOM STAIK A three-vehicle smashup on East Main Street critically injured a Wauchula man lastweek. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee Senior High School’s A-Team has a datewith state. The Hardee Academic Team – A-Team, for short – is sched uled to travel to Orlando nextmonth to participate in the an nual state tournament hostedby Disney. Mounting costs, though, have forced team sponsors tothink outside the box in orderto raise funds for the team ofWildcat academic elite to at tend the brain bowl. The “Hardee Marketplace” is the solution to the funding equation. The Hardee Marketplace will be held this Saturday from8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parkinglot of the Hardee CountySchool Board offices, locatedat 1009 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17)in Wauchula. Varsity coach Brittany Dun lap and junior varsity coachStephanie Carte are the braintrust behind the project. “We wanted to find a way to raise funds that would alsobenefit the community,” Dun lap said. The bazaar will feature a va riety of youth-centric boothsfrom clubs, sports teams and other programs at Hardee Sen ior High School. Local com munity clubs and businesseshave also been asked to partic ipate. “The event is open to every one, so please make sure tocome out and support all of ourlocal clubs, businesses andcommunity contributors,”Carte added. Booth reservations are $30 for a 10’x10’ space. Electricitycan be provided for an addi tional $10 fee. For information contact Carte at scarte@hardee. or Dunlap at bdun ‘Hardee Marketplace’ To Raise Funds For A-Team If YouSeeSomethingSaySomething Report Suspicious Activity 1 (855) Fla Safe 1(855)3527233


MONDAY Breakfast: cereal, donuts, french toast sticks, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: hot dog (k-5), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pinwheel (k12), chicken sandwich (6-12), pan pizza (6-12), baked beans, cucumber slices, garden salad (6-12), ham & cheese salad, fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal, poptarts, biscuit & sausage, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: pizza (k-12), PB&J (k-12), turkey pot roast (k-12), cheeseburger (6-12), spicy chicken sandwich (6-12), car rots, green beans, garden salad (6-12), tuna salad, fruit and milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal, yogurt parfait, pizza, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), PB&J (k-12), beef/bean burrito (k-12), pan pizza (6-12), broccoli, mashed potatoes, garden salad (6-12), fajita chicken salad, fruit and milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal, bread, chicken biscuit, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: pasta (k-12), PB&J (k-12), pizza (k-12), chicken salad, chicken nuggets (6-12), spicy chicken sandwich (6-12), garden salad, corn, garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal, yogurt, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: chicken sandwich (k-12), yogurt, muffin platter, PB&J (k-12), pizza (6-12), pan pizza (6-12), celery, french fries, fruit and milkBy TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateMore than a half million dol lars in projects earmarked for Hardee County did not survive the stroke of Gov. Rick Scotts veto pen. Scott last Friday in signing the Sunshine States $88.7 bil lion budget into law used his line-item veto authority to strip $64 million from the final ap propriation tally. Two Hardee County-specific projects were included in the cuts. The larger of the two cut ap propriations would have benefited the Hardee County Agricultural Training/Confer ence Center. The Florida Legislature had included $500,000 in its proposed budget for the project. Also cut was funding for re habilitation of the auditorium at Wauchulas Historic City Hall. Legislators had included $150,000 for the project. The city of Wauchula is get ting used to seeing Scott wield his veto power to remove fund ing for that project. This is the third year it has been vetoed, said Olivia Min shew, assistant city manager. Wauchulas appropriations request to legislators totaled $1.6 million. Funds would have been used to repair and renovate the fa cility for code compliance. Renovation is needed to provide a safe facility for residents, visitors, the business community and surrounding communities to use for per formances, concerts, statewide programs and events, Minshew noted. Code improvements would have included installing dis abilities-compliant bathrooms. Improvements to the parking lot, roof repairs, window re placements, ceiling repairs, en hancement of lighting, sound, curtain systems and backstage room configuration were also planned, Minshew noted. The tally of vetoed local ap propriation is $650,000.$650,000 In Local Projects Get VetoThe Hardee County Family YMCA will launch a Volun tary Prekindergarten program in the fall which will include wrap-around care for afterschool hours. The YMCA is known na tionally for their childcare pro grams. We are thrilled to bring VPK to Hardee County, said Jamie Howell, senior program director for childcare at the Hardee County Branch. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. The new YMCA VPK pro gram has been accepted by the Early Learning Coalition. Florida was one of the first states in the country to offer free prekindergarten to all 4year-olds. Children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year to be eligible. If their fourth birthday falls Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 in a calendar year, parents can postpone enrolling their child in VPK that year and wait until the following year when their child is 5. The YMCA recognizes that successful youth development requires a holistic approach fo cused on achieving certain lan guage, social-emotional, physical, and cognitive mile stones, added Howell. The Y early learning programs put caring people in the childrens lives to nurture them along their journey to adulthood so that they can become active, thriving and contributing members of society. To sign up for the VPK program, contact Howell at 773-6445 or email County YMCA To Start VPK Program Crop Update School MenuMarch 19, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. Precipitation esti mates ranged from no rain in multiple locations to 1.7 inches in Tallahassee (Leon County). The average mean temperature ranged from 51.1F in Jasper (Hamilton County) to 69.8F in Key West (Monroe County). Citrus: Temperatures were slightly cooler than normal dur ing the beginning of the week, warming to well above average over the weekend. All areas had highs in the 80s at least one day. Several monitored stations across the citrus region reached 86F. Most counties had less than two tenths of an inch of rainfall for the week, far below historical averages. Haines City (Polk County) had the most rainfall at 0.42 inches. According to the March 15, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, dryness and drought expanded in some areas receiving relatively small rainfall totals. The large dry area in the northeastern and central portion of the citrus region covers all of Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Bre vard counties. It also extends partially into many surrounding counties. In the southern citrus area, the dry conditions com pletely cover Lee, Hendry, and Collier counties. Manatee and Hillsborough counties in the western area have a small portion showing abnormally dry conditions. Grove operations included some hedging and topping, and fertilizing. Irrigation was seen running on most days. Canals and ditches are low due to the lack of rainfall over the past several weeks. Citrus trees are between full and open bloom to bloom beginning to fall off the trees. Valencia orange harvest is in full swing. Although the majority of oranges are going to the processed plant, some are spot picking for the fresh market on the later variety fruit. Tangerine harvest is slowing down. Mandarin harvest included Royal and Honey tangerines, and Tangos. Red and White grapefruit harvest is also continuing to slow down significantly. Fruits and Vegetables: Some producers in Dixie County replanted watermelon due to frost damage. Cabbage harvesting was reported in Flagler and Putnam Counties. A wide range of crops came to market, including beans, boniato, cabbage, celery, herbs, leafy greens, malanga, radish, squash, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Livestock and Pastures: Multiple counties in the Panhandle and north Florida received frost which slowed or damaged greening pastures. Some spring calf crop were seen grazing in St. Lucie County. Livestock producers continued to feed supple ments and supply water. Field Crops: Producers were able to harvest some sileage and hay this week in Jackson County. Corn is being planted and cropland was being prepared for other plantings where condi tions allow in Washington County. Corn was also planted in Gilchrist County this week. Potatoes were killed back from frost in Suwannee County. Sugarcane harvest continued in Glades and Hendry counties. Business Cards Stationery Postcards Labels Pickers Tickets & Cards Flyers Invoices Invitations Business Forms Announcements Letterheads Envelopes Calendars Magnetic SignsALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION! Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERSP.O. BOX 338 WAUCHULA, FL 33873Telephone (863) 773-3255Quality printing services at competitive prices!TheDEAR PAW'S CORNER: I wanted to write and tell you about "Riley," a little dog we fostered. He came to us after being rescued from a terrible living situation, and he had spent a long time getting medical treatment at the local shelter before being cleared to stay with a family. Riley was emaciated when he was rescued. He was missing one eye from an attack by another dog. As a mixedbreed toy terrier, he had spe cific health needs that weren't met, and by the time he reached the shelter had severe kidney disease and di minished neurological func tion. The vet told us that we would likely be his last fam ily. Because his heart and kidneys were damaged, along with other issues, he was not expected to live more than six months. Knowing this, we were determined to make his final days as com fortable and loved as possi ble. We have another rescue, a fierce little mutt named "Zu-Zu," who became Riley's little sister and pro tector, cuddling next to him in his doggie bed. Despite the abuse he suf fered, Riley was an incredi bly loving dog. Under our care and with Zu-Zu at his side, his health improved. He lived with us for just over two years before finally pass ing away last week. We were thrilled to foster Riley and just wanted the world to know about him. Please tell your readers, if they have the means, to con sider fostering rescued pets to prepare them for eventual adoption. Tracey L., Gloucester, Massachusetts DEAR TRACEY: Riley in deed sounds like a wonderful dog, and I'm glad he found his way to you. Thank you for sharing his story. Send your pet care tips, ques tions or comments to 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta It was famed Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius who made the following sage ob servation: "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a per spective, not the truth." The United States isn't the only country that has an accolade to recognize excellence in the film industry. Here the awards are known as the Os cars, but other nations have their own names: In Canada they're known as Genies, in France they're Cesars, in Russia they're called Nikas, in Mexico they're Golden Ariels, in Spain they're known as Goyas, and in the United Kingdom they're called BAF TAs (formerly the Orange British Academy Film Awards). Here's a disturbing statis tic for parents: If your child is like the average American youth, between the ages of 5 and 15 they will see approxi mately 13,500 people killed on television. A chicken, a sheep and a duck get in the basket of a hot air balloon. No, that's not the first line of a joke; they really were passengers on a hot air balloon the very first pas sengers in that type of con veyance, as a matter of fact. Those who study such things say that fully one-third of all your brainpower is used for vision. *** Thought for the Day: "I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't." W. Somerset Maugham (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.STRANGE BUT TRUEBy Samantha Weaver A Safe PlaceFL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE1 (800) 500-1119End The Abuse! March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9 The Herald-AdvocateOnline Or In PrintCall (863) 773-3255 for more information.


3:22 Q: Hands down, my fa vorite new show is "TheGood Doctor." Please tell methat it has been renewed foranother season! —Patti T., via email A: ABC's breakout fresh man medical drama has indeedbeen renewed. As you know,the show centers on Dr. ShaunMurphy (expertly played byFreddie Highmore), a first-yearsurgical resident at ChastainMedical Center in San Jose,California. Shaun has autismand savant syndrome, whichserves to help him see solutionsthat his colleagues sometimescan't when tough medical casescross their paths. According tothe numbers, "The Good Doc tor" is ABC's most-watchednew series in 13 years, and itsaudience holds steady eachweek. Earlier this season, Fred die received a Golden Globenomination for his work as theunique doctor. The series,which airs Monday nights at10/9c, also stars RichardSchiff, Antonia Thomas,Nicholas Gonzalez, ChukuModu, Beau Garrett, HillHarper and Tamlyn Tomita. *** Q: I remember there had been talk of a "Sopranos"movie before James Gan dolfini passed away a fewyears ago, in order to let usknow how everyone is doingafter that shocking series fi nale. Are there any plans toresurrect that idea? —Jonathan F., Trenton, NJ A: Because of James' death back in 2013, the possibility ofa "Sopranos" where-are-they-now movie is pretty much nil;however, series creator DavidChase recently announced thatthere is a movie prequel in theworks. Warner Bros. recentlyannounced that Chase andLawrence Konner (a writer for"The Sopranos" and "Board walk Empire") have alreadywritten a script, tentatively ti tled "The Many Saints ofNewark." According to TheNew York Times, the story willtake place in Newark duringthe 1960s and revolve aroundthe city's race riots, which pit ted the Italian and African-American communities againsteach other during the "LongHot Summer of 1967." *** READERS: Let's talk re boots (again)! In the past fewweeks, I've been mentioningolder series that have gainednew life. Now you can add Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13) — A hypochondriac weakling, ajock, a social media princessand an awkward nerd girl servedetention in a dingy basementand passthe timeby beinginadver tentlysuckedinto avideogame,embody ing the players. They must re cover the eye of the jaguar,returning Jumanji to peace, ordie trying. The Rock, KevinHart, Jack Black and KarenGillan star as the adult avatarsin the game, joined by NickJonas about midway through.Each of them takes a turnkilling it as a teen trapped in anadult's body. It's funny, charm ing and highly recommended.Rating alert: There are some"bathroom"-related referencesthat may require explanation toyounger kids. "Small Town Crime" (R) — This snappy crime thriller bybrother directors Eshom andIan Nelms stars John Hawkesas Mike Kendal — a washed-up ex-cop, prototypically alco holic and delightfullyunapologetic — who happensupon the dead body of a youngwoman in the field on the sideof the road. He might need acouple of cold ones in themorning to get things moving,but he's all heart, and though acop he ain't, he "assigns" him self to the investigation. Team ing up with the dead girl'sgrandfather (Robert Forster),he leads the way through anunsavory and lovable cast ofcharacters, inadvertently put ting his adoptive sister (OctaviaSpencer) and her husband (An thony Anderson) in jeopardyalong the way. "Pitch Perfect 3" (R) — The Barden Bellas are back for onelast a capella-adventure in"Pitch Perfect 3," the final filmin the series. Despite being the reigning mouth-music champi ons, Beca (Anna Kendrick),Chloe (Brittany Snow), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) andthe rest ofthe girl gangfind no gloryin the post-college world. Des perate for a chance to re capture the good old days,Aubrey (Anna Camp) offers areunion opportunity: competefor a chance to open on a USOtour. If you loved the first one,and really liked the second,you'll probably like this one too. "Downsizing" (R) — In a world of overpopulation and limited resources, here's a solu tion: get shrunk. Matt Damonstars as Paul, a normal-Joe kindof guy who, along with wifeAudrey (Kristen Wiig), decideto chuck it all, allow scientiststo shrink them down to 5inches tall and live big in a community of fellow downsiz ers. Audrey decides at the lastminute not to go through withit, and we are left with the ho-hum goings-on of Paul, hisfriends Dave and Dusan(played by Jason Sudeikis andChristoph Waltz, respectively)and love interest Ngoc LanTran (Hong Chau). The film launches into a social commen tary that has nothing to do withbeing tiny, and despite all thestar power, the story ends upbeing too small to retain much interest. NEW TV RELEASES "Archer" The Complete Sea son 8: Dreamland "Lou Grant" The Complete 5th and Final Season "When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Homecoming" (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVD Previews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of March 19. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are joining forces forQuentin Tarantino's ninth film,"Once Upon a Time in Holly wood." Tarantino spent fiveyears writing the script aboutHollywood in 1969, and sincehe is one of the ultimate filmbuffs, who better than Taran tino? The film has DiCaprioplaying a former Western starand Pitt as his longtime stunt man. Leo's cowboy lives nextdoor to Sharon Tate, who wasmurdered, with her friends, byThe Manson Family. MargotRobbie, Oscar nominated for"I, Tonya," is set to playSharon Tate. Tarantino workedwith Pitt in "Inglorious Bas terds" (2009) and with Di Caprio in "Django Unchained"(2012). *** Chris Hemsworth may put his "Thor" hammer down, fora while, to take on aliens in thespin-off of "Men in Black"(which won't have eitherTommy Lee Jones or WillSmith). It's set for a June 2019release. "Saturday Night Live" alum and "Bridesmaids" (2011) starKristen Wiig will do battlewith Diana Prince (aka "Won der Woman") in the sequel ofthe blockbuster 2017 film,which grossed $821 million. "Black Panther" is set to pass"Wonder Woman" at the boxoffice any day now, and hit the$1 billion mark shortly there after. *** When "The Bad Seed" hit movie theaters in 1956, itearned three Oscar actingnominations, for Nancy Kelly,Eileen Heckart and youngPatty McCormack. It was re made as a TV film in 1985with Lynn Redgrave andDavid Carradine, but wasn't acritical or ratings hit. Lifetimeplanned to remake it in 2015,but it was postponed ... untilnow. Rob Lowe will star, produce and direct for Lifetime and hascast Mckenna Grace in the titlerole as the murderous child. McKenna has a recurring rolein "Designated Survivor" (asKiefer Sutherland's daughter),is in Netflix's "Fuller House"and will star in its upcomingremake of "The Haunting ofHill House." "Hill House" wasfilmed as "The Haunting" in1963 with Julie Harris andClaire Bloom, and in 1999with Liam Neeson and Cather ine Zeta-Jones. Patty McCor mack, long associated with theoriginal "Bad Seed," will playthe psychiatrist who treats herin this one. *** Six-time Oscar-nominee Shirley MacLaine, who wonan Oscar for "Terms of En dearment" (1983), is truly oneof the last movie stars left onthe planet. She'll play an elfnamed Polly, the childhoodnanny of Noelle, the daughterof Santa Claus, played byAnna Kendrick, in Disney's"Noelle." "SNL" alum BillHader plays her brother, andJulie Hagerty plays Mrs.Claus. Michael Gross of"Family Ties" will portray theElder Elf. It's set to open inNovember 2019. MacLaine,who has written several booksabout past lives, probablynever thought she'd be an elf inthis one! (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Black Panther (PG-13) Chadwick Boseman, MichaelB. Jordan 2. A Wrinkle in Time (PG) Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey 3. The Strangers: Prey at Night (R) Christina Hendricks,Bailee Madison 4. Red Sparrow (R) Jen nifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton 5. Game Night (R) Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams 6. Peter Rabbit (PG) ani mated 7. Death Wish (R) Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio 8. Annihilation (R) Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh 9. The Hurricane Heist (PG-13) Toby Kebbell, Mag gie Grace 10. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) DwayneJohnson, Karen Gillan (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. "Roswell" to list of revived se ries. The CW has given a pilotorder to revisit the fantasy/aliendrama series, which, like theoriginal series, is based on theMelinda Metz book "RoswellHigh," with this go-round hav ing an immigration twist. The CW gave this descrip tion: "After reluctantly return ing to her tourist-traphometown of Roswell, NewMexico, the daughter of undoc umented immigrants discoversa shocking truth about herteenage crush who is now a po lice officer: He's an alien whohas kept his unearthly abilitieshidden his entire life. She pro tects his secret as the two re connect and begin toinvestigate his origins, butwhen a violent attack and long-standing government cover-uppoint to a greater alien presenceon Earth, the politics of fearand hatred threaten to exposehim and destroy their deepen ing romance." (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. HARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES 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 Do You Suspect A Child Is Being Hurt? CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453 A10 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018


Crime BlotterDuring the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Mar. 18, Jose Guadalupe Nunez, 36, of 200 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles and charged with DUI and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. Mar. 18, criminal mischief on Fourth Street East, and vehi cles stolen on Griffin Road and on Maxwell Drive were reported. Mar. 17, Isaac Demont Smith, 42, of 539 Majestic Garden Ct., Winter Haven, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with DUI and habitual driving while license suspended. Mar. 17, burglary of a conveyance on Lake Branch Road and a theft on Old Bradenton Road were reported. Mar. 16, Mark Elsberry, 22, of 1315 Club Ln., Lorida, was arrested by Cpl. Chris Albritton on a charge of violation of pro bation. Mar. 16, David Arthur Blackney, 51, of 102 Golden Oaks Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on two counts of violation of probation. Mar. 16, Zachery Matthew Garcia, 25, of 2140 Stansfield Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles and charged with larcenypetit theft and driving with knowledge of a suspended license. Mar. 16, thefts on U.S. 17 North and a theft on Lake Branch Road were reported. Mar. 15, James Kyle Oakley, 32, of 1398 Wilkerson Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. At the jail, he was detained on a pair of out-of-county warrants and a violation of probation charge. Mar. 15, Ramon Salazar Jr., 41, of 202 Forsythe St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 15, Clenton Preston Judah, 35, of 5929 Sixth St. E., Bradenton, was arrested by Dep. Chris Bandy on three counts of violation of probation. Mar. 15, a residential burglary on River Lane and a fight on North Nursery Road were reported. Mar. 14, Sergio Felipe Troncoso-Aguirre, 20, of 1521 Starlight Cove, Tarpon Springs, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with possession of methamphetamine, posses sion of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mar. 14, Amanda Valdez, 28, of 3150 U.S. 17 North, Bowl ing Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with battery. Mar. 14, Garry Day, 50, of 1605 E. County Line Rd., Bowl ing Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and smug gling contraband into a detention facility. Mar. 14, a residential burglary on Colin Poucher Road and a theft on Magnolia Boulevard were reported. Mar. 13, Francisco Granadero, 22, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Todd Souther on a charge of failure to appear in court. Mar. 13, Lee Edward Woods, 24, and Briana Jo Hardy, 24, both of 405 E. Main St., Wauchula, were arrested by DTF and each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Woods was also charged with possession of synthetic cannabis and violation of probation. Hardy was also charged with possession of marijuana and a traffic violation. Mar. 13, Daniel Calvillo, 20, of 693 Doc Coil Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mar. 13, Timothy Gregg Mushrush, 52, of 2010 Alamo Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Manuel Zuniga and charged with simple assaultthreat to do violence. Mar.13, a fight on Merle Langford Road, and vehicles stolen at Country Club Drive and at U.S. 17 north were reported. Mar. 12, Troy Van Jackson, 55, of 5012 Chester Ave., Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin on a charge of violation of probation. WAUCHULA Mar. 14, Richard Craig Zelie, 53, of 965-19th St. SW, Vero Beach, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with DUI. Mar. 12, Luis Banda, 32, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Fort and charged with two counts possession of methamphetamine, two counts possession of drug paraphernalia and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. BOWLING GREEN Mar. 14, a residential burglary on Central Avenue was reported. Mar. 13, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported. Mar. 12, Eric Daronne McClain, 33, of 661 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with trespass on property other than a structure. Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage licenses were issued recently in the office of the county court: Christopher James Ward, 26, Zolfo Springs, and Monica Gail Medrano, 25, Wauchula. Matthew Adam Wright, 31, Wauchula, and Cassidy Michelle Lane, 20, Bowling Green. Heriberto Salvador Jacobo, 30, Wauchula, and Miriam Lopez Perez, 28, Wauchula. Juan Lopez Lopez, 33, Bar tow, and Celerina Hernandez Ramirez, 31, Bartow. Travis Allen Britt, 24, Avon Park, and Brooke Suzanne Conley, 22, Wauchula. Sergio Resendiz Quintanar, 26, Wauchula, and Maria Nicolasa Moreno Diaz, 38, Wauchula. Dan Evan Krell, 46, Bowling Green, and Dana Ann Bais den, 46, Wauchula. Daniel Raymond Green, 54, Wauchula, and Robin Morgan Reddy, 55, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of re cently in county court: Azalea Apartments vs. Christy Flores, voluntary dis missal. Discover Bank vs. Bradley R. Strickland, default judg ment. Jefferson Capital Systems vs. April Marie McCumber, voluntary dismissal. There was no criminal traffic or misdemeanor court as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the of fice of the circuit court: Bank of America vs. Juan C. Plata, Araceli Plata and others, petition to foreclose mortgage. Robert Edward Curry and Kathleen Curry, divorce. Wauchula State Bank vs. Estate of Virginia Belcher and others, petition to foreclose mortgage Rafael Lopez and Iveth Arana-Gonzalez, divorce. Elizabeth Ann Allen and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Andrew Michael Rupert, petition to enforce administrative child support order. Keith Mushrush vs. Timo thy Mushrush, petition for injunction for protection. Michael A. Goodwin and DOR vs. Leslie Nicole Woods, petition to enforce administra tive child support order. Sarah Elizabeth Schelts and DOR vs. Andrew Rorrer, peti tion for child support. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Misti Richardson vs. Heath Reschke, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Takeesha Nashell Coon and DOR vs. Derek D. Daniels, order. Cailin Ervin vs. Eric McClain, dismissal of injunction for protection. Leavie Joseph Owens II and Brianna Duke Owens, order. Nikki Lynn Roberts Sum mers and Daniel K. Summers, divorce. Terry Coney vs. state De partment of Corrections (DOC), inmate petition denied. David Pierre vs. DOC, in mate petition denied. James P. Leslie vs. Hardee Correctional Institution, in mate petition denied. Thomas OBrien vs. Florida Commission on Offender Review, inmate petition denied. Jerry Lewis Jones vs. DOC, inmate petition denied. Ronnie Jones vs. HCI, in mate petition denied. Will Ferrell as trustee vs. Dale Sexton, Sunstate Roofing and Repair and Winston Tilley, judgment against Winston Tilley. Monty English and Christina English, order. Jamie Rewis vs. Ashley Adams, order. Child support contempt orders were entered in the following cases: Aurora Alamia Garza and DOR vs. Seledonio Lozano. Malinda Lynn Flores and DOR vs. Joseph William Blair. Tina Renee Grice and DOR vs. Scottie Dale Boyles. Rita Sweatt and DOR vs. Robert Preston Bivens. Jeannie Elizabeth Adkins Myrie and DOR vs. Isaac D. Smith. Carlos Segura Aleman and DOR vs. Wendy Renee Toledo. Sylvia Jeanette Walton and DOR vs. Isaac D. Smith. There was no felony crim inal court as it was trial week. The following case was settled. James Sambrano, aggra vated assault with a deadly weaponamended to im proper exhibition of a danger ous weapon, 31 days in jail with credit for time served, $1,270 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Mosaic Fertilizer to state Department of Environmental Protectionconservation easement, $35,000. DY/Stevens to James Palmer, Laura Lee Summons and Picnic Block Holding, $2.225 million. Manuel T. and Belia G. De larosa to Jose M. Garcia, $18,500. Rajue R. Dammar to Rajue R. Dammar, Patrick A. Dammar and Darrux L. Dammar, $76,700. Maria L. Ordehi to Robert E. Woods, $67,500. Michael P. Patton to Red Stag Capital, $10,000. John G. and Karen D. Yan ity to Tavita Leah Carrizales, $10,000. Elizabeth Gonzalez and Jayce Reyna to Crystal Her nandez, $135,000.______________________________ FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW 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 has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to re quest a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, 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 you to Revoke said certification pur suant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: February 22, 2018 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -s-Ashley Balck, Division Representative3:1-22c __________________________________PUBLIC NOTICEYou are hereby notified of the followingTemporary Road Closure in Hardee CountyParnell Road (CR 671) at Bridge north of North Hammock Road April 2, 2018 July 1, 2018Questions regarding the aforementioned road closure may be directed to the Hardee County Road & Bridge Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL, tel. (863) 773-3272. 3:22,29c Notices NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDPursuant to F.S. 197.512 Victoria L. Rogers Hardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Tax Deed File: 252017TD023XXXX Date: 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 the 4th day on April, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless the back taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collectors 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, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873). The holder of the following tax certificate has filed the 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 was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.: 259 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2014 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: TC 10U LLC Parcel ID Number: 27-33-25-0000-42320-0000 Description of Property: 20 AC MINERAL RIGHTS E1/2 OF NW1/4 OF NE1/4 27 33S 25E 272P521 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 redeemed according 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 Clerk3:1-22c The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to which all interested persons are in vited: Northern Region Cooperative Funding Initiative Public Meet ing: Governing Board members will discuss, evaluate and prioritize fiscal year 2019 re quests for project funding in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion and Sumter counties of SWFWMD. All or part of this meeting may be conducted by means of communications media technology in order to permit maximum participation of Governing Board members. DATE/TIME: Friday, April 6, 2018; 10 a.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Brooksville Office, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)4231476 (FL only) or (352)7967211. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves every aspect of the Districts functions, including access to and participation in the Districts programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districts Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or email ADA If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Lori.manuel@water; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4606 (Ad Order EXE0612) 3:15c______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. : 252018DR000069 Jerry Lee King, Petitioner, and Jennifer Lynn Corbin, Respondent _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Jennifer Lynn Corbin 10521 Fincher Road Waleska, GA 30183 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of mar riage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jerry Lee King whose address is 220 Strickland Street on or before March 30, 2018, and file the orig inal with the clerk of this Court at Hardee County Clerk of Courts, 417 W. Main St., Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief de manded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: N/A. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic dis closure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of plead ings. Dated: February 23, 2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Edwina Cumbee Deputy Clerk3:1-22p______________________________ ______________________________ 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. SEBRING, FL 338703:15,22c______________________________ March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11


3:22c Egg-actly Right for Easter During the Easter season, hard-cooked eggs act as a cre ative canvas for children andadults to decorate. Using natu ral food dyes to color eggs be came popular during medievaltimes. English kings distributedhundreds of decorated, gold-leaf eggs during Easter. Russ ian Czar Alexander took thisholiday custom to high artwhen he commissioned the fa mous Faberge eggs as a gift forhis wife, the Empress Maria,from goldsmith Peter CarlFaberge. For the perfect, hard-cooked eggs for your Easter holiday,follow the directions below.Happy Easter! PERFECT EASTER EGGS 1. Bring eggs to room tem perature. 2. Place eggs in room tem perature water in a large pot. 3. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a low boil for 12 min utes. 4. Quickly chill the eggs in ice-cold water. 5. To decorate successfully, the eggs must be completelycool and dry. 6. Hard-cooked eggs should be kept refrigerated and usedwithin one week. NOTE: The greenish color around the yolk of hard-cookedeggs is a natural result of sulfurand iron reacting at the surfaceof the yolk. It may occur wheneggs are cooked too long or attoo high a temperature, orwhen there is a high amount ofiron in the cooking water. Al though the color may be unap pealing, the eggs are stillwholesome and nutritious, andtheir flavor is unaffected. Greenish yolks can best be avoided by using the propercooking time and temperature(avoid intense boiling), and byrapidly cooling the cookedeggs. Occasionally, scrambledeggs can develop a greenishtint if they are overcooked attoo high a temperature or lefttoo long in a metal pan. DECORATING TIPS: 1. Use crayons to gently color a design on the hard-cooked Easter eggs. If youwant to dye the crayon-deco rated eggs, the crayon wax willresist the dye and the designwill show through. 2. You also can decorate the eggs with craft supplies, but tons, sequins, glitter, beads, rib bons and pieces of felt orstickers. Use white or craft glueto attach the materials. 3. To make your own dye: Combine 1/2 to 1 tablespoon offood coloring with 2 teaspoonsof white distilled vinegar in alarge cup or deep bowl. Youcan experiment by mixing thefood coloring to create a vari ety of hues. Add water until thecup or bowl is half full. 4. Gently place the eggs into the dying liquid in the cup orbowl using a soup spoon toavoid cracking the shell. Thelonger the eggs are left in thedye, the darker the color willbecome. 5. When the egg is the de sired color, remove it from thedye, pat it dry with a papertowel and place it back into theegg carton or on an egg-holder.Refrigerate until ready to use.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 is To see how-to videos,recipes and much, much more,Like Angela Shelf Medearis,The Kitchen Diva! on Face book. Recipes may not bereprinted without permissionfrom Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis A12 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018 PREPARATORY PARADE COURTESY PHOTOS Kindergartners throughthird graders at WauchulaElementary School re cently joined with teach ers and staff to line thehallways in a show of ex citement and encourage ment as a parade of fourthand fifth graders passedby. Signs and shouts of fered support to the olderstudents, who would soonbe taking the state writingtest. Everyone cheered,held posters and high-fived the soon-to-be testtakers as they passed, toshow that they believed inthem and knew theywould do well on theexam.


Herald-AdvocateThursday, March 22, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats faced stiff competition this weekendas they traveled to Jack sonville for the two-day Oak leaf Tournament ofChampions. Facing seven of the top prep softball programs in the Sun shine State, the ladies in or ange and blue were sweptfrom the tourney with threesuccessive losses. Ponte Vedra Bests ‘Cats, 13-4 The Lady Wildcats dropped a 13-4 match against the LadySharks of Ponte Vedra HighSchool on Friday afternoon(March 16) in the tourna ment’s opening round. Ponte Vedra went up 1-0 in the top of the first inning. The Lady Sharks added to the lead with a 7-run rally inthe top of the fourth inning totake an 8-0 lead. The Lady Cats got on the board in the bottom of thefourth inning. Ashlee Patter son stole third during an at-batby Destinee Jackson. Pattersoneventually crossed home platewhen Jackson grounded out tothe shortstop, cutting the PonteVarde lead to 8-1. The Lady Sharks added four more runs, to go up 12-1, inthe top of the fifth. Hardee, though, continued to battle as they added twomore runs in the bottom of theinning. Alexis McBride scoredfollowing a hard ground balloff the bat of Amari DeLeon.DeLeon eventually scored fol lowing a ground ball off thebat of Marisa Rodriguez as theLady Cats cut the Ponte Vardelead to 12-3. Another run by Ponte Varde advanced their lead to 13-3 inthe top of the sixth. Hardee added its final run in the bottom of the sixth as Jack son crossed home following aground out off the bat of Car ranco, bringing the final scoreto 13-4. The Lady Wildcats recorded four runs and five hits in theeffort. Patterson, Jackson,McBride, and DeLeon eachrecorded runs. McBride hadtwo hits, and Patterson, Jack son, and DeLeon each had onehit. Stephanie Derringer and Makayla Benavidez sharedpitching duties for Hardee.Derringer pitched five inningsas she threw 91 pitches and al lowed eight hits and eightruns. Beanvidez pitched oneinning as she threw 29 pitchesand allowed three hits and fiveruns. Trinity Christian Blasts ‘Cats, 5-2 The Lady Wildcats surren dered an early tie as they werebested 5-2 by Trinity Christian(Jacksonville) Academy in amatch Saturday morning. Trinity took an early lead as they went up 1-0 in the top ofthe first. Hardee tied the game, 1-1, in the bottom of the first in ning when Jackson scored ona triple line drive to right fieldoff the bat of Carranco. Trinity had back-to-back 2run efforts in the top of thethird and fourth innings to goup 5-1. Hardee’s final run came in the bottom of the seventh in ning when Lillian Salazarcrossed home plate on a dou ble line drive to left field offthe bat of DeLeon. There,though, the Lady Cats ran outof steam as they closed thegame down 5-2. The Lady Wildcats had two runs and nine hits in the effort.Salazar and Jackson eachrecorded runs. Mallory Goughand DeLeon each had two hits,and Patterson, DeborahFigueroa, Carranco, andSalazar each recorded a hit. Carranco and Benavidez shared pitching duties. Car ranco pitched nearly seven fullinnings as she tossed 97pitches, allowed 11 hits andfive runs, and struck out threebatters. Benavidez threw ninepitches. Lakewood Ranch Best Hardee, 11-1 Hardee fared little better in the second game of Saturday’sdouble header as the LadyWildcats were bested 11-1 bythe Mustangs of LakewoodRanch (Bradenton) HighSchool. The Lady Wildcats managed their sole run of the outing inthe top of the fifth inning. Der ringer scored on an error bythe catcher prior to Benavidezgrounding out as they cut theMustang lead to 3-1. Hardee’s momentum ceased and the Mustangs ran awaywith eight unanswered runs toseize the 11-1 victory. The Lady Wildcats recorded one run and two hits. Der ringer is credited with the solerun. Salazar and Derringerrecorded the only hits. Carranco held the mound the entire game for the Wild cats as she tossed 92 pitchesand allowed 15 hits and 11runs. COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Makayla Benavidez putting down the tag at home plate against the Ponte Vedra Sharks. Stephanie Derringer hitting a triple against Lakewood Ranch. Alayna Carranco on the mound for Hardee. Amari DeLeon at second base making the play for the Lady Wildcats. Sarah Carlton putting down the tag on Jacksonville’s Trinity Christian Academy. VARSITY SOFTBALL Lady Cats Struggle At Tourney COURTESY PHOTO The 2018 Hardee High School varsity girls softball team are (front, from left) Amari DeLeon, Makayla Benavidez,Ashlee Patterson, Deborah Figueroa, Lillian Salazar and Stephanie Derringer; (back) Marisa Rodriguez, AlexisMcBride, Alayna Carranco, Sarah Carlton, Mallory Gough and Destinee Jackson.


– 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 Everyone feels anxious at one time or another. It is a normal partof life. It is our body’s way oftelling us that something might bewrong that we might be facingsome potential danger or are feel ing symptoms of an illness. If wehad no feelings of anxiety, wemight put ourselves in all kinds ofdanger that could end up in disas ter. Anxiety for the Christian how ever can be more. It may be an“early warning system” that Godhas put in our hearts, through theHoly Spirit, to get our attention tolet us know that something maybe going wrong in our walk withHim and He wants us to makethings right with Him. God has many ways to use anx iety to get our attention. He maytrouble our hearts when we readHis word, listen to a hymn, hear asermon, speak with Him in prayer,see a picture of His children suf fering or when we are having aconversation with a friend. HisSpirit is always at work in ourhearts and it is good to be troubledwith anxiety that comes fromGod. The writer of Psalm 94 was having a huge problem with anxi ety. He must have been deeplytroubled by many things that wereoverwhelming him and seeminglybeyond his control. Note hiswords: “When anxiety was greatwithin me” not simply a minorincident, but something very, verytroubling. Then note what happened: Your “consolation” or perhaps betterunderstood as “comfort” –“brought joy to my soul.” It is like Jesus saying, “Let not Your heart be troubled. Believe in me. This ismy plan for You. Trust Me.” Visit us at: Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eB2 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018


–H ARDEE L IVING – KARLEY M. WHITE U.S. Air Force Airman Kar ley M. White recently gradu ated from basic militarytraining at Joint Base San An tonio-Lackland, San Antonio,Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week programthat included training in mili tary discipline and studies, AirForce core values, physical fit ness, and basic warfare princi ples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four creditstoward an associate in appliedscience degree through theCommunity College of the AirForce. White is the sister of Kailah White of Wauchula, Fla., andniece of Cindy and GeorgeWhite of Gilbert, Ariz. She is a 2016 graduate of Hardee Senior High School,Wauchula. Military News Easter Coloring ContestSee Pages A6-7 This Issue. soc3:22nc COURTESY PHOTOS A colorful quartet wasspied in the sky over ZolfoSprings on Saturday. Thehot-air balloon rides wereall part of an earlierfundraiser by the HardeeCounty Education Foun dation. With tickets to takeoff in hand, the ridersboarded the baskets at Pi oneer Park for their aerialadventure. Pilot MichaelGillispie spotted the bal loonists from his lofty van tage point (bottomphoto), and noted FederalAviation Administrationregulations require pilotsto stay 500 feet away, buthe prefers to give balloon ists “a wider berth, sothey don’t get nervous.” Inall, it was a fun event forthe riders and those luckyenough to see them be fore their landing onMerle Langford Road. HIGH-FLYING FUNDRAISER Brookside Trivia:1. What Brookside resident was a long time police officerand a member of the F.B.I.? 2. Who was a one time member of the Mounted Po lice? 3. Who was a long time Clown with the Shriners alongwith her husband? 4. Who is a husband -wife combination who both retiredfrom the military? 5. Who raced trotter horses? 6. Who actually has his own orange grove? And the answers are: 1. Jim Withers; 2. George Derr; 3.Jeanie Kiergaard; 4. Bruce and Ellie Miller; 5. ArtSwisher; 6. Roy Roberts. Each time I write an article it usually leads to another. So here is one suggested by Terri Godin. When it comes to being multi-talented, Alycia Kinneyis a lady in a class of her own. Her late husband Bill once told me that if you want some thing fixed, don’t ask me butsee Alycia, she can fix any thing. So through the years, she has proven that over and overagain. She has laid a variety offlooring, made cabinets, anddid her own electrical work inher house. She even stated atone time there was nothingthat she or her sister JeanneBremer could not do. Lately Alycia has concen trated on her artistic ability andonce again she is proving justhow amazing she can be. The painting of the pea cocks speaks for itself. Creating his own story in the Herald Advocate Newspa per was Richard Beaulieu. Hemedaled in the mixed doubleswith a bronze and then a silverin a Pickle Ball final in Se bring. This sport has taken ourland over by storm! Congratu lations Richard! Worth mentioning: A recent visitor to our park approachedme an said that we have thebest “Hall” around. Just an other example of how Brook side stands out. Check it out — the wall is up and I must say it is reallysomething to see. Impressiveindeed! COURTESY PHOTOS Alycia Kinney and Jeanne Bremer are pictured with some of their outstanding art. Jane Hunt and Jeanie Kiergaard at the finished wall. Brookside Bluff News By Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 Hanchey’s Carpets You don’t need to come to us . We come to you!!! Est. 1968 Jimmy HancheyWe Carry: Carpet Vinyl Plank Wood . all at GREAT Reduced Prices!863-781-4027 Mobile We Move Furniture Serving the ENTIREHeartland Area Low Prices • Quality Workmanship • Free Estimates We Install What We Sell soc3:15c Pet Of The Week Adoption hours are Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sat urdays 10 a.m. to noon. Appointments are available by calling 773-2320. Visit the Hardee County Animal Control website Barnaby is an adult male, brindle-and-white Pit BullTerrier mix. He loves taking walks and playing withhis toys. His adoption fee is $45. March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3


H ARDEE L IVING Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! This weather is unbeliev able, cold, then hot and back again. It does no good to complain but guess it is just human nature. It is probably another just old saying from Georgia but Ive always heard that our blood is thinner than the ones who live up north and that is why we feel the cold so much! Even with the temperatures getting down to 32 last week, the flowers do not seem to be hurt and are blooming just as pretty. Now that 32 degrees was what the television showed as I did not check a thermometer but took their word! We were Ellenton visitors a couple of weeks ago and while eating in a restaurant there were quite a few ladies with white sandals on and it was still February. I was raised that you did not wear white shoes until Easter and then no longer wore them after Labor Day. How the styles change! I enjoyed attending the PRECO event last Saturday and actually won a prize. I sat with Jack and Doris who sometimes attend our church and they won a prize and a few numbers later they called my number. I guess I was lucky sitting with them. They usually win something. Some people are luckier than others. There was also a girl from the City of Wauchula advertising the things to do in our big city and I asked her why did they have the Antiques and Heirlooms on the same day as PRECO. I hated the fact they were both on the same day as you had to decide which to attend and she explained it that they always had things on the third Satur day of a month. Her explanation made me feel a little bet ter. I had a lovely letter from Carol Wood wanting to know when the Fort Green Cook books would be ready and I asked at church this a.m. and Carmen Durrance, the person in charge, said hopefully by the first of May. It is always great to hear from Carol. Colin Cooper stopped by last week and visited Sherman for a while. Colin lives in Hon duras and has cows on the property in front of our home. I think he enjoys sitting on our porch and looking at his money on the hoof! Maybe everyone saw Kenny Lambert on TV last week. His doctor was also on telling how he used robotics to remove the brain tumor. Ken said four hours after the sur gery he was able to do the Gator Chomp at his alma mater. He gets up every morning, leaves at 4 and drives to Tampa for his 7 a.m. appointments and then is usually home by 9 a.m. This is pretty remarkable. Jane Kennedy said it was to hit the traffic right on I-75 is why he gets the early appointment. We all just need to keep praying for Ken and everyone should know Prayer is the Key and it is what changes things. It was nice to see something positive about Hardee County on the TV instead of what sometimes they want to film! I saw Janie Pearson the other day and she said Clark was cancer free and it was prayer and please keep praying. Nancy McQuaig gave us an update on her relatives who were burned in accidents. Amy is out of the hospital and the doctor does not think she will have any scaring on her face. Joey Taylor is out of the hospi tal but his dad, William, is still in as he is anticipating three more surgeries. Geraldine Floyd said Tim Cowart was not doing well and his wife, Selena and the men workers were keeping the shop running. Jan Platt is in need of prayer as is Robert Deason. Geneva Durans brother had a stroke. Please pray for all of these. Kaylee Hogenauer had sur gery on her leg. She is sup posed to stay off of it so has not worked for a few days. She normally works a busy schedule and also attends college full time. It was reported that Randy Perry is much better and the surgery was a success in NY but he will need additional when he gets back to Atlanta. Weve just gotta keep pray ing! Geraldine Floyd said she enjoyed supper out last Satur day with her son and family at Mannys in Winter Haven. I saw Vickie Hall and she said she had a birthday and turned 55 and received lots of cards with money in them! She had a lovely day and then her husband took her out for supper. It is bad when a church is without a pastor but Dry Prairie Baptist needs a pastor. Please remember this church in prayer. Next Sunday is Palm Sun day and Fort Green Baptist is having high attendance day. If you dont normally come to church, make a special effort and come so we can set a new record. Please pray for each other and our nation. Thanks to Mother Nature for the rain last Monday on the first day of Spring Break. I had planned to week the flower pots, but instead got some needed rest. Deepest sympathy to Pastor Howard Clark and wife Lynn due to the passing of his mother in Jamaica. They left Wednesday via airline from Orlando to make final arrange ments. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mother Sally McCray, who passed on Tuesday evening in Lakeland. The tutoring sessions on Wednesday are open to anyone in need with their school homework. Please contact Trance/Formers Inc. organiza tion 850-207-2802 NKosi Jones. Tutoring sessions are held on Wednesday at the Annex, 702 W. Grape St., Bowling Green. Greater Macedonia Primi tive Baptist Church, 607 Pal metto St., Elder Emanuel Reed, Pastor, of Bowling Green. Will hold its annual Womens Day celebration on Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Overseer Dolly Cook and the True Miracle Church of Arca dia. Progressive M.B. Church male chorus held in-service on Friday evening in Arcadia with the House of God Church Keith Dominion during tis Pastor Anniversary celebra tion. Spring Break Road Trip; it was safe and enjoyable last Friday afternoon when we (Chiquita Robinson, Colette Greene and myself) picked up Alexus Green and Liam Green of Lakeland. Traffic on I-75 southbound was lined about 15 miles long; going north was very good. We stopped outside of Tallahassee. My, My, it was cold-cold at 50 degrees and colder in Marianna. We en joyed the country sights, vis ited Saturday in Malone, close to the Alabama state line, so we visited in Dothan, Ala. It was a great trip. Happy birthday to all with March birthdays. College Greene and I were last Friday visitors in Bartow with cousin Stanley Davis at the Bartow Care Center. Mt. Pleasant P. B. Church of Fort Meade celebrated its an nual Pastor Anniversary March 11-19 for their pastors third year of service. Bowling Green city-wide Mission Auxiliary will meet March 26 at Chester Grove M.B. Church, Rev. T. Lan caster, pastor. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of James King, who passed on March 16 after being ill for some time. Kimberly and Juan Coronado Jr. enjoyed the day at Univer sal Studio. Pray for the sick, shut-in, in the hospital, healthcare and those in correctional facilities. Prayers for Mary Ann Hines, who is in Sebring Hospital. Our craft fair, bake sale and luncheon sponsored by the Craft Club was a great success this year. We have 27 vendors selling their crafts. The lunch, which was made by the Craft Club, was a pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, bag of chips, fruit cup and a drink. The winners of the raffle were Joan Hutchison who won the blan ket, Ev McNeil won the wine basket and Allen Bower won the gift certificate to a restaurant. Next years Craft Fair will be March 4, 2019. The next dance will be our Farewell Dance for this season and music will be provided by Doinit Rite. Please come out and enjoy the music before we all start heading home. April 1 will see the first Easter Dinner in our Rec Hall. Please sign up in the Activities Room if you are coming. The Shuffleboard Banquet was held Tuesday, March 13, with David Behymer and his group doing an excellent job. The winners for women were 3rd, Sharon Potter; 2nd, Lor raine Howerter; and, 3rd, Heather Lemke. The winners for the men were 3rd, Richard Cyr; 2nd, Ray Baker; and 1st, Joerg Gorgas.Crystal Lake RV NewsBy Joyce Taylor Roundup USDA Free Foods Given On FridayFree U.S Department of Agriculture foods will be distributed on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Church of God, 1514 Lincoln St., Wauchula. For more information on eligibility for the food giveaway, contact Juanita Wright at 863-781-0982. soc3:22c Reality RanchCowboy Church1980 SR 66 Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Pastor Randy Johnson Sunday, March 25 Church Starts at 11AM Show Starts at 1PM Bull & Bronc Series Last In The Series6 Buckle Presentations to the Champions(From Peewee to Professionals) Steers and Calves Included Concessions on Grounds Free Admission For More Information call Rickie Ames 863-990-0880 or Kathy Boyd 863-445-0922 soc3:22c 4-City NewsBy Henrietta Benson 448-6737 The Greater Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church will host its annual Womens Day Celebration this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Overseer Dolly Cook will be the featured speaker. Also in attendance will be True Miracle Church of Arcadia. Greater Macedonia Primi tive Baptist Church is located at 607 Palmetto Road, Bowl ing Green. Victory Praise Center will be holding an entirely free community outreach event this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. There will be free food, yard-sale-type goods for the taking, singing and preaching, Pastor Dessie Combs noted. The church is at 132 E. Main St. in Bowling Green. The deadline for Church News submissions is Thursday at 5 for the next edition. Church News 1. U.S. STATES: Which is the only U.S. state that begins with the letter "p"? 2. HISTORY: Who was the last man to walk on the moon? 3. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: The average person speaks how many words in a day? 4. MOVIES: In the movie "The Wizard of Oz," what did the Tin Man want from the wizard? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a guanaco? 6. BIBLE: In the Old Testament, who was Abraham's first wife? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What two states border Lake Tahoe? 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first U.S. presi dent to declare war? ANSWERS 1. Pennsylvania 2. Eugene Cernan 3. 7,000 to 20,000 words 4. A heart 5. A camelid native to South America 6. Sarah 7. Nevada and California 8. James Madison(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.TRIVIA TESTBy Fifi Rodriguez B4 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018


H ARDEE L IVING On behalf of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Wauchula, Florida we want to express our fullness of gratitude to each person or organization that came out and participated in the 2018 weekend events the parade, the celebration service and the breakfast breakout sessions. Also, the fun day at the park. We also want to thank the ones who do nated food and/or monetary support. God bless you all. Thank you again, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee soc3:22p soc3:22,29c 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 sMarch 25, 1938 Veggie Variety: The Wauchula Farmers State Mar ket handled 4,934 packages of vegetables for the week of March 23. There were 260 boxes of strawberries, 2,503 boxes of cucumbers, 564 boxes of pepper, 314 white squash, 729 yellow squash, 562 beans, and two fordhook limas. A package of cucumbers varied from $3 to $3.80 in fan cies while peppers were 50 to 65 cents each. Favored Flowers: The Wauchula Garden Club has de cided on April 6 and 7 for its annual flower show. Artistic arrangements of flowers will be judged according to whether they are potted or cut. The prize list contains various items, such as fertilizer, gas, groceries, cosmetics, and a case of bottled Coca-Cola. Chevy Chasers: Supply and demand of used vehicles at the Cosey Chevrolet Co. on North Sixth Avenue has resulted in a need for more stock. If you bring in your used car or truck, in good condition of course, the business will give you a trade-in offer for a brand new 1938 Chevrolet. Form Fixers: This adver tisement from The Herald lets potential customers know they can have their business forms printed there. The phone number for immediate service is 246. Everyday Prices: B&B Cash Grocery & Market is advertising special deals, including toilet tissue at 3 for 10 cents, five-cent salt, five-cent flats of sardines, 20 pounds of flour for 65 cents, five pounds of sugar for 10 cents and two tomatoes for 15 cents. Decades Dear Editor: Easter is Real. Easter is real because Christ is real. I know He is real because He changed my life. He forgave my pride and self-cen teredness. He helped me focus on loving God and loving others as Christ loves me. By forgiving others the way I want God to forgive me, I am able to love them; and I don't have to harbor the poison of bitterness, self-pity, and ani mosity. Forgiveness would prevent much of the violence in our country and around the world. I also know Christ is real be cause my wife has been able to live with me 56 years. Many agree that she is worthy of an award. She routinely rises in the morning, reads the Bible, and prays. I can see the reality of Christ in her daily life. God wants marriages and families to thrive. Everyone needs to know about the true meaning of Easter and about a God who loves us so much that He died and arose to give us a door to heaven. (John 3:16) When Christ was arrested, the disciples deserted Him rather than risk their lives. However, following Christ's excruciating death and then His bodily resurrection, the disciples were absolutely convinced that Christ's claims were authentic. They were ready to give their lives to tell others about the love of God. Our nation has historically honored Christ and many biblical truths. When we have done so, we have been blessed and we have often blessed other nations. When we have violated His principles, we have experienced heartache and havoc. God loves each of us from the moment of conception. See Psalm 139:13-16. Christ paid the highest price to redeem us, and this love gives us the op portunity to be with Him eter nally or to reject Him. Virgil Ullom, D.D.S. Babson Park, FLLetter To The Editor Easter Is Real Because Jesus Christ Is RealDear Editor: My first year of obtaining a job... I really didn't know how to go about looking for a job. The only work I knew anything about was farm work. If you have been reading my stories, you know the only thing I knew how to do was helping my mother to do housework---cleaning the house, helping to take care of my brothers and sisters, cooking making up beds, washing clothes, etc. Also calling up hogs to slop them, cutting firewood for the wood stove, the fireplace, hoe ing the dry land rice, picking beans, tomatoes, cutting okra, etc., keeping the water buckets full and the reservoir on the wood stove full. These kinds of things don't really prepare you to go out looking for a job in the "big wide world of opportunities." My Mother took me to an el ementary school in Auburn dale to see about a teaching job. I was turned down be cause I did not have a college degree. I wanted a job that I could do so I could help put "grits and bacon" on the table. My mother brought me to Wauchula to the Courthouse to see about a teaching job in Hardee County. She did the talking to the school superin tendent, Mr. Blackmon. He hired me to teach in the elementary school in Zolfo Springs. I did not get to see Mr. Sapp at that time because he was attending classes at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Mama helped me find a room across from the park in Zolfo Springs with an 80-yearold lady. I got along fine if I would bake her a pound cake and leave out the vanilla extract. She sat right there in the kitchen to be sure I didn't put any vanilla in the cake. She was a "good old Bap tist." I went to church with her. (In my early years of a child living in Homestead, Fla., we went to the Methodist Church.) The Baptist preacher and wife were also new teachers at the Zolfo Springs Elementary School. That was helpful for me, too. I joined in all the activities of the church--Sunday School, choir, and the Deacons met and voted to let me take communion with them. My first year of teaching was a huge "eye-opener" for me. Miss Ruth Southerland was the elementary supervisor. When she saw the children who had been selected for me, she almost had a "conniption." I had been given 18 second graders and 25 third graders. She called Mr. Sapp in and told him that would not do. The third graders were placed elsewhere, leaving me with the second graders for the rest of the year. I had to rely on the teachers who had many years experi ence to help me. It was such an experience for an inexperi enced person such as me. I was very grateful for all the help I received from the experiences of the teachers and Miss Ruth Southerland. That first year of my teaching I will not ever forget. Each year after that I think I got better, but there were times when I still needed their experience. My advice from one who has been there----remember those who have had the experience of so many years of teaching and so many changes in the ways of doing things. We still have loads of ways of improving. I started when I was 20 years old, three years of col lege at Florida Southern Col lege in Lakeland, finally graduated there in 1952 with a B.S. degree. I have also earned my masters degree from Western Car olina University in Cullowhee, N.C. Roxie Bentley WauchulaLetter To The Editor Roxie Bentley Remembers Her First Teaching JobDear Editor: The buzzards are circling. There are at least 60 of them, and it reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. There has been a fish kill in a lake close to where I live in Winter Haven, although this can occur in other lakes in other counties in Florida. The shore of the small body of water is filled with dead fish, large and small ones, many kinds of fish while a multitude of buzzards circle high in the sky and then land on their feast. Its natures way to have scav engers clean up the environment. When I first moved to Wauchula, I heard the word is an Indian name meaning buz zard roost, and I noticed an abundance of the large, black birds in the area. The interesting thing about buzzards, a bird of prey like vultures, is they lack a lot of feathers on top of their heads so they can pick inside a fresh or decaying carcass. It is interesting how nature is designed. After talking to Eric Johnson of Florida Fish and Wildlife I learned that the situation is being inspected and a water sample will be tested at a lab for the amount of oxygen con tent. Situations do occur in nature, and lab results are helpful to prove if lack of oxygen killed the fish. Johnson said that a fish kill with so many fish usually will result in 24 to 48 hours. It is alarming to see that many dead fish all at one time. Johnson said with that these warmer winter months there can be an increase in algae bloom which takes the oxygen out of the water. With the lack of rain now, in a dry season there has been no added vol ume of fresh water to lakes. Further investigation may lead to discover if any run-off from peoples properties may have sickened the fish. Also, I noticed some new construction work with excavation of land area consisting of thick woods. Yes, I love nature so now I wonder if trees with bird nests were knocked down as this is the nesting season with the building of nests. Ive seen many birds flying with twigs in their beaks. Now I wonder if the con struction company pulled the proper permits concerning wildlife protection? Were tor toise holes and fox dens plowed over? Ive seen foxes, raccoons, armadillos, and pos sums go through my neighbor hood, heading for that woods which is no longer there! But, thats another story. The fact remains that I think wildlife has a lot more trouble living with mankind than mankind has living with wildlife. The large, white pelican is one of the first to nest in the state of Florida. By March flocks of pelicans can be sighted flying across the state with the young pelicans, to show them directions to lakes and where to feed. It was not a surprise to me when I saw a flock of these beautiful birds in the middle of the lake that had the fish kill perhaps an easy feast. Nature (God) didnt forget about the pelicans. Although they glisten with white feathers on top, the underneath of their wings are black. It allows them to cast dark shadows over fish, confuse the prey, and then sweep the fish into their pouch. Meanwhile, the buzzards are back again to clean up the edge of the lake while Florida fish and Wildlife investigate. Carol Cowing Winter HavenLetter To The Editor Fish Kill In Lake Keeps Buzzards BusyThe Wauchula Childcare Center has earned a Breastfeed ing Friendly Child-Care Center designation, the Florida De partment of Health in Hardee County announced on Monday. Breastfeeding is an essential key to an infants growth and development, and mothers who breastfeed have lasting health benefits as well, the agency noted. For working mothers, however, the choice to continue breastfeeding can be very diffi cult. Providing a breastfeeding friendly atmosphere at childcare centers or homes can en courage moms to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school, said Dr. Joy Jackson, director of the DOH in Hardee County. The childcare center plays a critical role in supporting the success of breastfeeding mothers, and we will continue to work to re move barriers to breastfeeding here in Hardee. DOH-Hardee is working with community partners to help ease this process for moth ers and babies, and to empower child-care centers to be a sup port to mothers and babies. Centers receiving this designation have trained their staff regarding breastfeeding and breastmilk, written a breast feeding policy, and taken other steps to make their facility friendly to breastfeeding moth ers. A facility that is breastfeed ing friendly: Provides an atmosphere that welcomes and promotes breastfeeding as a normal method of feeding infants. Helps mothers continue to breastfeed when they return to work or school. Makes breastfeeding re sources available to parents. Feeds infants on cue and coordinates feeding times with the parent's schedule. Medical experts agree that infants should be breastfed ex clusively for the first six months, and continue with it for at least their first year of life. For more information about the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care designation, visit the website at or call the Florida Department of Health in Hardee County at 773-4161. Local Child-Care Center RecognizedOPEN24 HOURS526 N. 6th Ave(Across from Nicholas Restaurant)112 W. PalmettoOpen: 7 days(Yellow bldg. behind old carwash)NEW MACHINES CLEAN A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-01732:8tfc The deadline is fast ap proaching for local graduating seniors who wish to apply for the annual Wednesday Musi cale scholarship. To qualify, high-school seniors must complete and submit an application by April 2. Students will then be re quired to audition before the Wednesday Musicale on April 11 at 4 p.m. at the meeting room of the Hardee County School Board, 230 S. Florida Ave. Auditions include one musi cal selection, either vocal, in strumental or dance. Students are not required to be pursuing a degree in music in order to apply, however extra consideration is given to students who are. For an application, or further information, contact James Stallings at (863) 412-4379 or Ray Gill at (863) 773-3553.Deadline Approaching For Musicale Scholarship March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5


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The three newest members of the Hardee County Schools Hall Of Fame were inductedSaturday in a ceremony at the Agri-Civic Cen ter. The catered banquet, hosted by the Hardee County Education Foundation, honoredSchools Hall of Fame recipients JeraldineCrews, Kenneth Stanton and Vida Tomlinson. Jeraldine Farr Crews A third-generation native of Wauchula, Jeral dine Farr Crews attended Wauchula ElementarySchool and graduated from Hardee Senior HighSchool, in 1954, as valedictorian. She attendedWesleyan College in Macon, Ga., and latergraduated from Auburn University with a soci ology degree and double minors in psychologyand business. In 1958, she married Bill Crews. Together they raised three children in Wauchula. Crews’ accomplishments include:• Member of First United Method Church of Wauchula since childhood; • Currently serving as pianist at First United Methodist; • Accompanist of the Heartland Chorale for 11 years; • Past member of First United Methodist Board of Trustees; • Past member of the Board of Hardee Me morial Hospital; • Past president of the Hardee County Unit of the American Cancer Society; • Founding member and past president of Main Street Wauchula; • Past president and member of the Board of Peace River Explorations; and • Past president of Wednesday Musicale. Vida Tomlinson Vida Tomlinson attended Hardee schools for her entire education, and graduated fromHardee Senior High School in 1951. She re turned to Hardee County in 1975 and was hiredby Ben Cooper to work for the Board of CountyCommissioners at the courthouse. During her 23-year career in county govern ment, she served in various positions includingsecretary, budget officer and office manager,and was a member of the Planning & ZoningBoard. She had one son, Frank Tomlinson.Tomlinson’s accomplishments include:• Southwest director for Florida Women in Government; • Past president of Peace River Business & Professional Woman’s Club; • Liaison to the Central Florida Regional Planning Council; • Member of the Hardee County Canvassing Board; • President of the Hardee County Chapter of the American Cancer Society; • Member of the Hardee County Planning & Zoning Board; • Past president and director of the Hardee Association of Retarded Citizens; • 25 years of service with Tri-County Addic tions; • Member of Hardee County Cattlewomen Association; • Secretary and treasurer of the Wauchula Woman’s Club; • Kiwanis Club member; and• Secretary of the Industrial Development Agency. Kenneth Stanton Kenneth Stanton attended Hardee schools and graduated Hardee Senior High School in1956. He graduated from the University ofFlorida with a degree in advertising design andwas a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He received hismaster’s degree from the University of SouthFlorida in 1968. In 1960, he married fellow Hardee High graduate Martha Gayle Moore. Together theyhad two sons and one daughter. Stanton’s accomplishments include:• Made 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam; • Worked for the University of South Florida from 1964-1995 as director and former dean ofthe Division of Learning Technologies; • Served as associated general manager of WUSH-TV/Film and WSFP-TV/FM in FortMyers; • Consultant to 15 educational and commu nity entities; • Recipient of Special Award for Outstand ing Service to Career Service Senate; • Selected Outstanding Administrative & Professional Staff Member, Television forLearning Award; • Member of the Boards of Directors for Friends of Temple Terrace Public Library andFriends of Hillsborough/Tampa Public Library; • Member of the Citizens Advisory Board for the City of Temple Terrace; and • Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. 3 Inducted Into Hardee Schools Hall Of Fame Jerold Knight of the Hardee Education Foundation addresses the audience at the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame Dinner. PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO The 2018 Hardee Schools Hall of Fame honorees: (from left) the late Vida A. Tom linson, represented by son Frank Tomlinson; inductee Jeraldine Crews; and in ductee Kenneth Stanton. Kenneth and Gayle Stanton with their sons at the induction ceremony. Family members of Vida Tomlinson in attendance included Frank and Denise Tomlinson with daughters Melissaand Stephanie and their families. Bill and Jeraldine Crews during the ceremony. COURTESY IMAGE The late Vida A. Tomlin son. 3:22c March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g I I n n M M a a r r c c h h : : • Irish American Month • Music in Our Schools Month • National Craft Month • National Frozen Food Month • National Irish American Heritage Month • National Nutrition Month • National Peanut Month • National Women's History Month • Red Cross Month • Social Workers Month


T HE C LASSIFIEDS ABOUT ... ClassifiedsDEADLINE ....Tuesday noon RATES ..........Minimum of $5.00 for up to 10 words. Each additional word is 25. Ads in all capitals are 35 per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $5 extra. BILLING ........Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS:Agriculture Mobile Homes Appliances Notices Automobile Personal Boats Pets Furniture Plants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help Wanted Recreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, CommercialLost & Found Services Miscellaneous Wanted Motorcycles Yard Sales Michelle Williamson Broker Everything We Touch Turns To $old W. Grape St., Bowling Green, FL 33834 Nice building lot in Bowling Green! Seller is motivated! 1007 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 614 Coolidge Ave NE, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Great cleared building lot in the beautiful area of Placid Lakes!cl3:22c 1625 Kazen Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873 5.5 acre parcel cleared and ready for your dream home! Brandi Long Real Estate Agent 863-990-7256 Erica Bautista Sales Associate 863-244-1957 $7,500 $10,000 $65,000 2982 Whippoorwill Ln, Wauchula, FL 33873 Wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 2007 home on acre! $175,000 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. cl3:15,22c NEW LISITNG 198 AC, Highway 17 North of Bowling Green, several small lakes. $792,000. PRICE REDUCED!!This spacious 4 BR / 2BA home on 5 acres close to Peace River has a large basement with plenty of room for storage. $199,000. New listing 22AC grove lo cated in Avon Park overlooking River Greens Golf course. $264,000. (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 cl3:22c 89 acs fronting Peace River & includes cabin, barn, 3 wells, & 35 ac grove. Excellent pasture & majestic live oaks w/plenty of deer & turkey. $735,000! 150 ACS Triple road frontage, excellent land and location. Close to Town. $1,500,000. 3BR/2BA home in Bowling Green sits on 1.25 acs with a barn for storage. Remodeled rooms and a plentiful yard. $90,000!! REALTOR John ONeal HARDEECARCOMPANY(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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE1996 FORD VIN: 1FMCA11U1TZB06079 8:00 A.M. April 6, 2018 CLIFFS WRECKER SERVICE1071 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL cl3:22c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2004 NISSAN VIN: 1N4BL11D74C156263 8:00 A.M. April 6, 2018DRISKELL SERVICE CENTER903 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL cl3:22c Bamboo Farmers WANTED Farmers, growers, investors One time crop purchase One time planting 80-100 years life span 6 month plant guarantee 10 year crop buy back contract $40,000 per acre @ full harvest Contact us todayIra McClelland or Debbi Fultz 863-381-2520 or 877-204-5680 ext 712 OnlyMoso email: fultzd2000@yahoo.comcl3:15-4:5pNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1996 TOYOTA AVALON XLS 4DR WHITE VIN: 4TIBF12BXTU116813 9:00 AM, APRIL 4, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl3:22cNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 1996 FORD EXPLORER SPORT 2D BLUE VIN: 1FMCU22X7TUD31237 9:00 AM, APRIL 4, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl3:22c APARTMENT FOR RENT 1 bedroom apartment Located above Java Caf on Main Street No pets or smoking. Secure entry with elevator. $650/month $650/deposit 15+ acres with 2 mobile homes in Ft. Green Zoned Commercial. Call for de tails. 40 acres Presently used for farming & has a well. $360,000 Realtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 cl3:22cBACK 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 Shane ConleyNOTICE Hardee County Sheriffs OfficeTo Whom it May Concern:You are hereby notified that the following described livestock: 1 Black Angus Cross Steer and 1 Black Brangus Cross Heifer was found in the area of Hollandtown Rd & Thoroughbred Rd., Hardee County and is now impounded at Hardee County Sheriffs Office. The amount due by reason of such impoundment is all incurred fees. The above-described livestock will, unless redeemed within 3 days from date hereof, be offered for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash.22 day of March, 2018Arnold Lanier, Sheriff Hardee County, FL cl3:22c DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able. 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! 1500 sq ft. $640.80/mo, 863-7733839. See boxed ad on this page for more info. 3:15,22c FLORIDA FERTILIZER IS hiring a warehouse employee who can operate a forklift and is com puter literate. Apply in person, 194 Will Duke Road. 3:15tfc 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 Help Wanted Commercial Business Agriculture LOOKING FOR ELECTRICIAN/ electrician helper. 941-400-4849. 3:1-3:29p MECHANIC NEEDED. MUST have own tools. Apply in person at BG Small Engine, 4702 US Hwy. 17 N., BG. 12:21tfc HELP WANTED: SERVICE Technician. Apply at Ullrichs Water Conditioning, 409 Goolsby Street, Wauchula. 10:19tfc FOR SALE BY OWNER 3/2 Riverview, Wauchula, $123,900. 786-547-6110. 3:1-29p 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 Lost/Found Houses Help Wanted 1999 TAYLOR (GUITAR), 510 CE. Excellent/New, $2,300, asking $1,250, Bud 863-735-8641. 3:22p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF William Ricker, Christy Stevens, Lisa Driskell will be sold by warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at Northside Storage at 1085 Hwy. 17 North, Wauchula, Florida at 8 am, April 10, 2018. 3:22,29p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Felix Zapata, Roberta Martinez, El morco Blount, Saul Castillo, Ed Schwartz, End Times Ministry, Aubrey Romero, Kathy Lee, Ricky Blas will be sold by warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at Bowling Green Storage, 5020 N. Hwy. 17, Bowling Green, Florida at 10 am, April 10, 2018. 3:22,29p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Marivel Garcia, Linda Ennis, Joanita Esquivel will be sold by warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at B&J Ministorage, 210 N. 3rd Ave., Wauchula, Florida at 10 am, April 10, 2018. 3:22,29p Notices Miscellaneous 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 LOT FOR SALE! 617 Saunders St., Wauchula, $5,000, 941-7372601. 3:22-4:19p 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 CANCER SURVIVOR MEETING Wednesday, April 4th and 11th at the new hospital. Must go through ER doors to get to meet ing. For more information call Billy 239-821-4184. 3:22-4:5nc Services Rentals Real Estate Pets B8 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018


T HE C LASSIFIEDS CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN PAY RATE: $26,916.02($12.94/hr.) $37,104.03($17.84/hr.)The Hardee County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a Multi-County Conservation Technician to assist with the implementation of The Florida Depart ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) adopted Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) program. This will include working with the FDACS cost share program, Implementation Assurance (IA) program and outreach efforts. The position will be based in Hardee County, but will also require travel to surrounding counties. The applicant should be team ori ented, independent and have an agricultural and/or nat ural resources background, with excellent computer and office management skills. Employment is a grant funded position and ends June, 2020. Possible renewal. Applicant will be required to perform clerical and field work. A pre-employment federal background check will be performed. Although resumes are accepted an application form must be completed and sent to: Hardee Soil and Water Conservation District 316 N 7th AVE, STE 101 Wauchula, FL 33873 Ph:863-773-9644 Complete job description and application form posted on County website @ Position is open until filled. cl3:22,29c Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl1:12tfc Sandra Jimmy FREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfc 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 Great Location For FOR RENT 111 E. Main Street, Wauchula Office Space Retail Store Approx. 954 sq. ft.For Information ContactStephen Southwell, PA 863-773-4449cl2:8tfc25 temporary farm-workers needed for Hand Harvesting oranges, and general farm labor in Wauchula, Hardee FL 33873 for Gutierrez Harvesting LLC. work will be be ginning on or about 03/10/2018 and ending on or about 12/31/2018. this job offer is for farm labor. the minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.29 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. workers must com mit 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 em ployment. 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 Career Source Heartland Hardee Career Center @ 324 N 6th Ave, Wauchula, FL 33873 @ (863)773-3474. In reference of job order number FL 10610341. Prior to contacting the employer. EoE H-300-18024-344983 cl3:22,29pLagunita Harvesting, LLC is hiring 60 farmworkers to cultivate, harvest and pack watermelons in Hardee County, FL for a temporary period from 05/05/2018 to 06/15/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching required. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All drug testing and background checks will occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole discretion of the employer. Must be able to lift 70lbs to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70 lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least threequarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal ex penses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10659826. cl3:22,29cHappy Harvest, LLC is hiring 100 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest blueberry crops in Hanover County, NC for a temporary period starting on 05/03/2018 and ending on 06/16/2018. One (1) month of work experience harvesting blueberries is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.46/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to post-hire drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 50lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: NC10826533. cl3:22pSatilla Harvesting, LLC is hiring 230 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest blueberry crops in Ware County, GA for a temporary period starting on 04/07/2018 and ending on 07/01/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $10.95/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. All drug testing and back ground checks will occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole expense and discretion of the employer. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: GA2023418808. cl3:22p247 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in blueberries, sweet potato, tobacco, squash, pepper, and pumpkins in Sampson County, North Carolina, for Fortino Ramirez Bautista dba FRB Harvesting with work beginning on or about 05/01/2018 and ending on or about 11/26/2018. The job offered is for a skilled farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 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 doc umentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Sampson County, 115 Northeast Boulevard, Clinton, NC 28328, (910) 592-5756, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10832126. EOE. H-300-18065576817. cl3:22c 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 Hardee 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 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 cl6:21tfcHARDEE COUNTY BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Custodian (FL DL) $9.62-$13.26/hr. Job descriptions@, w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl3:22c HOMEINSPECTIONS Inspections For The Heartland And collwayne4019@gmail.comLic# HI5099 NACHI 11120910 cl1:4tfc Frank Vasquez Realty Inc. (863) 781-4133 Frank Vasquez, BrokerRESIDENTIAL 3BR 2B Newly built home on corner lot, 793 West County Line Rd. Bowling Green $134,000. 411 4th St. West, Zolfo Springs 3BR 1B Block, Central Air on 1 acre. $77,500 628 Terrell Rd., Wauchula Lg. 4BR 3B Frame House on 2.14 acres Price Reduced $80,000. 4520 Fair Ave. Bowling Green 3BR 2B stucco block home $99,000 3BR 2B stucco block home on 8th Ave. Zolfo Springs. This home is beautiful inside and has all been updated. $135,000 314 Walton Ave. Wauchula 3BR 2B stucco house $89,000 Frank Vasquez Realty, Inc. for more listings 116 Carlton St. Suite A Wauchula, FL 33873 SALESASSOCIATES Miguel A. Santana 863-245-1758 Nancy Craft 863-832-0370cl3:22c MIKES LAWN CARE. Free esti mate. Call 863-735-2862 or 863245-1315. 3:22-4:19p 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 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 THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh Services 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 CRYSTAL LAKE VILLAGE Com munity Yard Sale. Saturday, March 24, 8-12. 237 Maxwell Drive, Wauchula. 3:22p MULTI-FAMILY, SATURDAY, 24th, 8-?, 854 Popash Rd. Lots of baby and toddler clothes, furniture and much more! 3:22p Yard Sales Wanted Services SATURDAY, 8-?, 818 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula. Something for everyone. 3:22p MULTI-FAMILY, SATURDAY, 8-?, 1071 U.S. Hwy. 17 North. Next to Ford dealership. Tools, horse equipment, furniture, exercise equipment, household items, collectables, books, clothing, vintage items. Vendors wel come. Cash only. No Checks. 3:22p Yard Sales SATURDAY, 8 TILL ?, 210 Bell Street, Wauchula. 3:22p 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 Yard Sales I try to keep plenty of supplies on hand to do crafts with the grandkids when they visit. I have a two-drawer file cabinet filled with paper and pens, pencils, glue, crayons, coloring books, tape, rulers, scissors, calculator, note pads, markers, stickers, books and just about anything else they might need for creating a pretend office or a school room, or wherever their imaginations may carry them. I keep seeds, bulbs, potting soil, pots, gloves, and gardening tools if they want to do some gardening. I also keep yarn, crochet needles, embroidery thread, needles and supplies they might need as I am teaching them to crochet, sew and embroider. They are at the age where they like to learn new things, and if they are given the right tools they will surprise you with what you have taught them. The learning process doesn't stop there though. For everything you teach them they are also teaching you, which shows you are never too old to learn. The granddaughters have taught me how to ask for help if I need it. They will take me places if I don't feel like driving. They will clean or mow the grass. I've learned it's all right to let them help me. The great-granddaughters have taught me patience and how to listen when they are trying to tell me something. What they are saying may not mean much to anyone else, but if they are trying to tell you something please listen. It's important to them to know what they are saying is also important to you. I taught my granddaughters to drive many years ago, and their mother was happy she didn't have to. Now the oldest greatgranddaughter has finally got to where she can see over the dash and can reach the pedals. That was my requirement before I would teach her to drive. She has had her first lesson. She did really well, and I'll soon have her driving just as I did her Mom. 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 NEED HELP TO QUIT? CALL THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE1 (800) 662 4357 March 22, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9


3:22,29c This year's free agency has only been open for about aweek but it has already beencrazy. Big names have been cut, traded and signed. Meanwhile, the Bucs' front office twiddles their collectivethumbs. At least, it seems thatway when it comes to signingdecent players from outsidethe Bucs' organization. The Bucs have more than $70 million in cap space. But,will they spend it wisely? Bucs’ Signings • Wide Receiver Mike Evans – The Bucs resigned Evans last week as he was setto become a free agent. Evansbecame the second highestpaid wide receiver in the NFLwith a brand new 5-year $82.5million contract. $55 million isconsidered guaranteed. That'sa lot of money for the guy wholed the team in drops and start ing fights with opposing cor nerbacks. He probably shouldset some aside for future fines.I would say he led the team insuspensions, but that dubioushonor goes to Doug Martin. • Tight End Cameron Brate – Another signing to keep an offensive player.Here, the Bucs signed Brate toa 6-year $41 million contractwith $16 million guaranteed.Unlike Evans, I'd say Brate isa good move for the Bucs.Brate was signed from Har vard, he's a good presence inthe locker room and a hardworker. Brate is third in touch downs for all tight ends since2016. • Defensive Back Brent Grimes – A one year, $10 mil lion contract. Grimes couldn'tdecide whether to retire andthe Bucs need all the help theycan get on defense. Eh. I'drather we sign Tyrann Mathieua.k.a "The honey badger." • Running Back Peyton Barber – Bucs retained Barber for only $630,000. That's dirtcheap. He's aiming to be thelead running back this year. Itseems like Barver could havesigned for more. Fun fact, Bar ber suffers from dyslexia.However, he's taught himselfhow to read and puts in theextra work to learn the play book. He refuses to see hisdyslexia as a disability. My guess he's betting on winningthe starting job, racking upover 1,000 yards and then ask ing for a bigger payday. • Defensive Tackle Beau Allen — Fresh from winning a super bowl with the Philadel phia Eagles, Allen signed a 3-year deal with the Bucs. Nonumbers on the contract justyet, but try these numbers out.Allen is 6-3, 327 pounds. I'msure team captain GeraldMcCoy will enjoy having thehelp. This is probably the bestsigning yet. • Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein – Free agent from Chicago, I'd look for him to bein the rotation for the defen sive line, but probably not aweek to week starter until hestands out in practice. He's adepth pick. • Kicker Chandler Catan zaro – Another year, another questionable kicker decision. Ireally don't understand why itseems to be so difficult to getand keep decent place kickers.Catanzaro is coming from theJets...warning sign, right? Be fore his year stint with the Jetshe played three years with theCardinals. Well, at least wedidn't waste any draft picks onkickers this year...yet. Bucs’ Cuts • Running Back Doug Mar tin – The muscle hamster is out after five years. Twoweeks after being cut, Martinsigned with the Raiders. • Defensive Tackle Chris Baker – Cut after one year. His release saves the Bucs around$4 million and change. • Kicker Nick Folk – Cut after a disappointing year. Wehad to replace him half waythrough the year with a kickerwho had his own psychic. Yea.For real. Around The League Kirk Cousins landed a mon ster deal in Minnesota for $84million. That's just insane. I'mnot sure how Cousins is that much better than the threeserviceable quarterbacks theVikings had on the roster, butthe Vikings just went all in onCaptain Kirk. Drew Brees resigned with the Saints for $50 million forjust more years at quarterback. Case Keenum was released by the Vikings. Until last year,he was virtually a back-up.Then, he managed to lead theVikings to the playoffs.Keenum signed with JohnElway and the Broncos.Keenum was successful lastyear with the Vikings due tothe offensive scheme. TheVikings utilized an offensebuilt off a west coast scheme.Meaning, most of the playswere short, quick passes. TheBroncos will need to adjusttheir offensive scheme to fitthe strengths of Keenum. He'sno Peyton Manning. Mike Glennon – One year removed from Bucs, Glennonis on the move again. Thistime, he travels to the Cardi nals where he will sit behindSam Bradford...until Bradfordgets hurt again. There's nodoubt that Glennon will get achance to start again whenBradford gets hurt, but he'llhave difficulty in a divisionwith the Rams and revamped49ers. Teddy Bridgewater After losing the Cousins sweep stakes and the consolationprize that is Keenum, the Jetsscooped up Bridgewater. Hehasn't played in what seemslike years, but he has a lot ofpotential. Slow Start For Bucs In Free Agency By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate A tag-team effort from the mound March 14 secured theWildcats a no-hitter against theDeSoto County High SchoolBulldogs. The Hardee Senior High School varsity baseball squaddefeated the Bulldogs 15-4 inthe outing. Kaleb Floyd and Quintin Lindsey shared claim to theno-hitter. Floyd held the mound for three full innings as he lobbed69 pitches, struck out threebatters, and allowed no hitsand three runs. Lindsey held the more one full inning and tossed 29pitches as he allowed no hitsand one run. The Wildcats got on the board in the top of the secondinning. The scoring effortstarted when Cade Alexycrossed home following a linedrive to right field off the batof Dylan Davis. With basesloaded, Adrian DeLeon scoredas Lindsey was walked. Gun ner Leonard and Davis sailedhome in the next at-bat asMason Block doubled on aline-drive to center field. Thefinal run of the finning, thatput the ‘Cats ahead 5-0, came from Lindsey who scored on aground out off the bat of MattTyson. Hardee added five more runs in the top of the third in ning to go up 10-0. LoganCartwright got things going ashe crossed home plate follow ing a line drive to left field offthe bat of Leonard. DeLeonscored in the next at bat fol lowing a ground ball to leftfield from Davis. A triple offthe bat of Tyson allowedLeonard, Davis, and Lindseyto score. Another five Wildcat runs followed in the top of thefourth inning. Alexy and DeLeon both scored on a linedrive to left field off the bat ofCharlie Heidol. A double on aline drive to center field fromBlock allowed Leonard andHeidol to score. The final runof the inning came from Blockas he scored off a ground ballto left field off the bat ofTyson, advancing the score to15-0. DeSoto’s four runs – in the bottom of the fourth and fifthinnings – followed a series oferrors and walks cut the Wild cat win to 15-4. Hardee recorded 15 runs and 13 hits in 28 at bats in theeffort. DeLeon and Leonardhad three runs, Lindsey, Alexy,and Davis had two runs, andBlock, Cartwright, and Heidolhad one run rach. Block hadthree hits, Tyson, DeLeon,Davis, and Leonard had twohits, and Alexy and Cartwrighthad one hit each. Wildcats Fall To Madison County, 6-3 The Wildcats were bested by the squad from MadisonCounty High School in a 6-3outing held March 13. Hardee recorded three runs and four hits in 25 at-bats dur ing the game. Floyd, Leonard, and Lind sey each recorded runs. Hits came from Block, Dawson Hanchey, Lindsey,and Tyson. Pitching duties were shared by Ivan Badillo and WestonSchrader. Badillo pitched threeinnings and allowed three hitsand four runs. Schraderpitched four innings and al lowed four hits and two runswhile striking out one batter. Okeechobee Bests Hardee, 6-4 Despite taking an early 2-0 lead, the Wildcats were bested6-4 by the Brahmans of Okee chobee High School in an out ing March 12. Hardee struck first in the top of the second inning whenCartwright knocked a groundball that allowed Alexy tocross home plate. Cartwrighteventually scored following abunt by Badillo to bring thescore to 2-0. Okeechobee pulled ahead following a 3-run rally in thebottom of the second to take a3-2 lead. The Brahamns continued to pull ahead in the bottom of thethird inning as they advancedtheir lead to 4-2. The Wildcats began to battle back in the top of the fifth in ning as Block doubled on aground ball to left field that al lowed Floyd to score and cut ting the Okeechobee lead to4-3. Okeechobee pulled further ahead in the bottom of the fifthas they added two more runs togo up 6-3. A final push from the Wild cats in the seventh inning,though, fell short. A triple flyball to left field off the bat ofFloyd allowed Lindsey toscore, cutting the Brahmanlead to 6-4. Leonard advancedto first after being walked inthe next at-bat. Leonard andLindsey were both leftstranded as the next two Wild cats hit the three out mark toclose the game. Hardee recorded four runs and eight hits in 29 at bats dur ing the outing. Lindsey, Floyd,Alexy, and Cartwright eachrecorded runs. Block had threehits, Floyd and Cartwright hadtwo hits, and Griffin Clark hadone hit. Pitching duties were shared by DeLeon and Lindsey.DeLeon pitched seven inningsand allowed eight hits and sixruns. Lindsey threw one in ning and allowed no hits or runs. McKeel Downs Hardee, 5-4 Hardee dropped a district match 5-4 to McKeel (Lake land) Academy on March 9. McKeel jumped out to an early lead as it went up 1-0 inthe bottom of the first inning. Hardee tied things up in the top of the second inning asAlexy crossed home plate fol lowing a line drive to secondbase off the bat of Floyd. McKeel pulled ahead 4-1 in the bottom of the third inningfollowing a 3-run rally. Battling back, the Wildcats tied the game 4-4 in the top ofthe fourth inning following a3-run rally of its own. Thescoring effort started as Floydcrossed home following a linedrive to center field off the batof Lindsey. Leonard crossedhome next as Tyson waswalked with bases loaded.Lindsey was credited with thetying run as Isaac Moreno waswalked. McKeel’s game winning run came in the bottom of the fifthinning as they secured the 5-4game. Hardee had four runs and eight hits in 31 at-bats in theeffort. Lindsey, Alexy, Floyd,and Leonard each recordedruns. Floyd and Tyson eachhad two hits, and Lindsey,Block, Alexy, and Davis eachrecorded hits. Pitching duties were shared by Floyd, Moreno, and Lind sey. Moreno pitched three in nings, threw 62 pitches, andallowed three hits and threeruns as he struck out three bat ters. Floyd threw 29 pitches intwo innings and allowed fourhits and two runs, and struckout one batter. Lindsey threw16 pitches in one inning,struck out one batter, and al lowed no hits or runs. VARSITY BASEBALL ‘Cats Claim No-Hitter Against ‘Dawgs 1. In 2017, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Ker shaw made his seventh con secutive Opening Day start,tying a franchise record. Whoelse did it? 2. Who has led the Ameri can League in runs scored themost times? 3. Clemson's Deshaun Wat son set an ACC record in 2016by throwing for 580 yards in agame. Who had held therecord? 4. How many consecutive double-double seasons ofpoints and rebounds did SanAntonio Spurs great Tim Dun can have to start his NBA ca reer? 5. Who was the last Ed monton Oilers player beforeConnor McDavid in 2017 towin the Hart Memorial Trophyas the NHL regular-seasonMVP? 6. How many consecutive years did Dale Earnhardt NASCAR's Most PopularDriver Award? 7. Name the last time be fore 2017 that four Americanwomen made up the semifinalsof tennis' U.S. Open? ANSWERS 1. Don Sutton (1972-78).2. Babe Ruth, eight times (1919, '20, '21, '23, '24, '26, '27and '28). 3. Stephen Morris of Miami, Fla., threw for 566yards in a game in 2012. 4. Thirteen seasons (the 1997-98 season through the2009-10 season). 5. Mark Messier, in 1990.6. Fifteen years.7. It was 1981 (Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, MartinaNavratilova and Barbara Pot ter). (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek Make The Winning Score!SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENTS, MONDAY AT NOON) On This Day:• In 1630 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston) • In 1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on American colonists, organized by Prime Minister George Grenville• In 1790 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington• In 1794 Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other coun tries• In 1841 Cornstarch patented by Orlando Jones • In 1861 1st US nursing school chartered • In 1871 William Holden of North Carolina becomes 1st governor re moved by impeachment• In 1872 Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employ ment B10 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018


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I got my first pair of contacts in the seventh grade. They were (and still are) the oldfashioned rigid plastic kind. The optometrist emphasized to me over and over, These must be kept clean. Have you ever seen a 12-year-old boy keep anything clean? After a few months of wearing my contacts (and not following doctors orders), I woke one night with an excruciating pain in both eyes. It felt like someone had ground up glass and poured it under my eyelids. I was in agony. As bad as my eyes felt closed, the pain increased a dozen fold if I opened my eyes. I toughed it out until six the next morning. I kept my eyes closed, felt my way down the hall, woke my mom, and told her what was happening. She made a call to Dr. Sera, a family friend, who agreed to see me as soon as the office opened. I kept my eyes closed as Mom fixed breakfast and had the strange sensation of trying to find my way to the eggs on my plate without seeing them. Mom had to lead to me to the car and then out of the car to the doctors office. Dr. Sera put me in a dark room, pried open my eyes, put some dye in them (which increased the pain!) and told me to relax. Why do doctors tell you to relax when they have know ingly just increased the pain? He examined my eyes with his special lenses and rendered the verdict: I had a corneal abrasion. Lack of cleaning my con tacts caused dirt to accumulate. The contacts had gouged a trench in both eyes. I was given some drops and told to keep my eyes shut for the next 24 hours. To be blind means you cant see (thank you Captain Obvi ous!). My brothers tried to trip me as I felt my way to the bath room. I was the object of lots of jokes at dinner. Mostly, I was bored because I could not watch TV or read. I couldnt go where I wanted to go. People have scratches on their souls. Sometimes they are wounds from history, or even wounds they absorbed from their parents and grandparents. The scratches cause blindness. In our pain, we close our eyes to realities that cause us to think uncomfortable, painful thoughts. In our blindness, we stumble into prejudice, bigotry, self-righteousness, and self-ag grandizement. No one is born a racist; there is a wound in the past that scratches a soul and causes blindness. Our blindness as a culture keeps us from going where we want to go. Whats sad to me is the number of Jesus followers who stay blind. This is not what Jesus wants for any of us. The foretelling of his birth included this line: Rise and shine, behold your light has come! Jesus said, I have come to give sight to the blind and I am the light of the world. Part of Jesuss invitation of grace to you is leave your blind ness to your blindness. Let him heal the wounds of your soul. Let him set you free from the limits of your past. Ill never forget what it felt like after 24 hours to open my eyes again. There was no pain. To paraphrase a classic 60s song, I could see clearly now, the pain had gone. I kept my contacts clean from then on. Isnt it time for you to let Jesus touch your blindness that you are blind to? Isnt it time for you to let his light shine on the wounds of your soul? Isnt time for your wounds and your blindness to be healed? He sees you and sees the you he wants you to be. Hardee County native Clay Smith is lead pastor at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. He and his brother and sis ter still own the family ranch in the Lemon Grove community east of Wauchula. You can follow him at 3:22cGas prices are on the rise once again, after declining for nearly two weeks. Florida gas prices declined early last week, then rose a total of 4 cents on Thursday and Friday. Sunday's state average of $2.53 is 4 cents less than a month ago, yet remains 26 cents more than this time last year. The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.65), Naples ($2.59), and Miami ($2.58). The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Punta Gorda ($2.48), Jack sonville ($2.49), and Mel bourne-Titusville ($2.50). "There are a few of factors that gave gas prices a boost, but this time it wasn't crude oil," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. "Gasoline supplies took a sharp dip last week, as exports rose and re fineries began to switch from summer to winter blend gasoline. In addition, demand in the southeast especially in Florida is strong, as Ameri cans hit the road for spring break. "We also noticed strong gains in wholesale gasoline prices last week, which should signal additional increases at the pump this week," Jenkins continued. Wholesale gasoline prices climbed 10-15 cents Wednesday-Friday. Based on current wholesale levels, prices at the pump could climb another nickel. Meanwhile, crude oil prices hovered around the $60-$62 per barrel range, where they have remained for the past two weeks. Gasoline futures rose 5 cents last week. Gas Prices Rise 4 Cents As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula I am not a Republican even though I have voted nationally for the Republican ticket. Do I agree with all of it? No. My wife and I don't agree al ways. I am a Libertarian. The U.S. Constitution is my only platform. I would follow it to the letter, just as I would the Constitution James Madison saw in practice six years before designing this one. That Constitution was/is over a thousand years old, the five civilized nations (white men called them), The Iroquoian Na tion. No Democrat can say that. They believe and practice spend ing other people's money, not their own, even to get elected. Barney was restless. Something was about to happen. The late evening sun was dancing shadows across his pillow. Something he usually enjoyed ... sudden spells of absolute calm would make this even more of a mystery. There was a gate across the lane leading back to where Curtis had lived. Dad came out and closed the gate. My brother Stanley, Jennie and I were standing on the porch wondering what had Barney in such a tither. Dad had gotten maybe 30 feet from the gate when things started. In late August in south Georgia dust devils (waterspouts over water) and sudden electrical storms can appear from nowhere. Lightning struck the field's metal wire fence about one-quar ter mile across our field. The crash of thunder shook our house, and a ball of fire the size of a softball traveled the fence across an L-shape to the gate latch Dad had just been holding, then jumped across the yard striking the corner of our house leaving a scorch mark and disappeared. All this within seconds. Then we thought of Dad and Bar ney. Dad was OK. Barney was another story. When the lightning struck, Barney went through the screen door. No, he did not open it. He went through the screen and under my bed three rooms away. It was several days before he trusted his pillow again. Not long he was back to his old laid back way of demanding things he wanted. It amazes me how much a dog can say without uttering one sound. Johnny was often talking about Big Amos until one day I asked who was Big Amos. He laughed and said, "I thought everyone knew Big Amos McClurk." It is well known Johnny did not always walk on the right side of the street. In his wild days, when he was having to praise his few friends at the local watering hole, he said this guy was just standing there, and he asked what did he need. He said it took him by surprise when he replied, "I just want you jerks to clear out about ten feet of this bar. I'm coming in." The bouncer heard him, stepped up and asked who he was. He said, "I'm the guy who just said give me ten feet of this bar." The bouncer said, "I don't" and before he got "I don't think so" this guy wasn't in front of him. He was clearing the bar himself, and in walked or better yet waddled in nine "little people." They jumped up, stood on the bar stools to better reach the booze, and proudly announced, "Big Amos just entered your bar." An already overloaded patron asked, "Which one?" The smallest retorted, "All of us, and we will take on any foolish enough to try" when another fellow hollered out, "Don't give him a drink. He ain't going to be here long enough to drink it." Johnny said he was lucky just to get out, and he wasn't trying to fight. A couple of them came flying past him about four feet off the floor and right back they went. He said in about 10 minutes all left standing was Big Amos McClurk---all 10 of him. It was learned after their repeat performance for three months they were pro wrestlers hired by the bar owner to pro mote his wrestling show in the hall next door. That Friday night feature was greco, and it prospered for over 20 years until the death of the promoter. Johnny said it seemed they all went with him. Little remains today except a statue in front of the now McClurk Museum. No one ever owned up to who placed the statue one time on the center line of Main Street. Where were you then? Where are you now? Were you at the Flag Pole or over at the school steps? Did you recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Do you know the words now? Did you fold the flag? Did you laugh at those nerds? Does the first sound of our National Anthem stir chill bumps on your skin? Do you care? Do you know what each fold of the flag represents? Again, do you care? Do you respect the flag of your country? If not, then go to the one you can! DirectionsBy Clay SmithHardee County NativeBLIND Unless your car is amphibious, its probably best to slow down on wet roads. Not much larger than a phone booth, Carrabelle, Florida is home to the worlds smallest police station. B12 The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2018