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W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 03/2087600.2103/2170450.0103/2271410.0003/2376360.0003/2482390.0003/2583480.0003/2685510.00 Rainfall to 03/19/2018 3.47 Same period last year 4.49 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds...........B10 Courthouse Report.....B2Crime Blotter.........A7Entertainment.........A4 Hardee Living.........A8Obituaries............A6Puzzles..............A13Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast.......B5Wildcat Scratches.....B12 SEE IT BEFORE IT’S GONE Passion Play In Final Year Here Governor Approves EDA Board Shakeup COURTESY IMAGE The play portrays the ministry of Jesus, from pre-birth to Second Coming. Bacon By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A 45-year-old Wauchula man has been handed a 20-yearsplit sentence for possessingand sharing child pornography. Randall James Bacon, of 615 E. Summit St., will serve fiveof those years in Florida StatePrison and the remaining 15years on supervised probationwith electronic monitoring. Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle imposed the penalty onThursday of last week inHardee Circuit Court. The judge also ordered Bacon designated as a sexualoffender, a classification thatwill remain with him for life. Ezelle granted Bacon credit for the 329 days he already hasserved in the Hardee CountyJail since his April 2017 arrest.He also agreed to a possibleearly termination of Bacon’sprobation if he successfullycompletes 10 years of it. Fines, fees and court costs of $2,257 were assessed. The sentence the judge passed down was the result of plea negotiations between theState Attorney’s Office and theOffice of the Public Defender. Bacon agreed to change his plea from “not guilty” to “nocontest” on Feb. 1. In ex change, the state dropped allbut seven of the criminalcounts against him. He had faced those and 77 more counts at the time of hisarrest. Det. David Drake of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Officehad booked Bacon into theHardee County Jail on April 26 on 84 counts of possession ofchild pornography. Eighty ofthose counts were third-degreefelonies while four were raisedto the level of second-degreefelonies. Bond to gain his release while awaiting trial was set at$84,000. According to arrest affidavits filed by Drake, the allegationsagainst Bacon stemmed from apair of reports received by theNational Center for Missing &Exploited Children from the in ternet website Chatstep. The two reports were months apart. Both alerts alleged someone uploaded an image of a prepu bescent girl in a sexually sug gestive pose, Sheriff’s Officespokesman Capt. Eddie Davissaid at the time. The first report indicated an IP (internet protocol) addressregistered to Florida Sales &Rentals, a business located onU.S. 17 outside BowlingGreen. The second gave an IPaddress matching up toSee PORNA2 By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The 31-year run of “The Story of Jesus” is coming to anend. After this upcoming Easter weekend, there will be onlythree more weekends to see thefinal performances of this localaward-winning passion play. The production is held at the Hardee County Cattleman’sArena, adjacent to the Agri-Civic Center at Stenstrom andAltman roads in Wauchula. Itwill continue on Friday andSaturday nights through April21. Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for children, $23 for seniorcitizens and groups of 25 ormore, and $15 for end sections.They can be purchased at thePower & Light Productions of fice, 3365 U.S. 17 N. in Bowl ing Green, almost across fromthe college; by mail to P.O.Box 97,Wauchula, FL 33873;or online at storyofjesus.com There is an additional $1.50service charge per online ticket. The Rev. Mike Graham, pro ducer and director of the mas sive undertaking, hasexperienced all the ups anddowns in 31 years of organiz ing cast, crews, set-up andtake-down volunteers, andeverything else that goes intopresenting the three-hourdrama. “I encourage people to come. There are a lot of good seatsavailable. We’re going to go ina different direction now. Theplay is as good as it’s everbeen. Last Saturday night wasvery special, one of the bestperformances since the ‘80s,really terrific” said Graham. In 2012, he felt led to add a “Pictures of Freedom” pre-show that begins at 7 p.m. It isa patriotic commemoration ofall those who have servedAmerica from its beginning inJamestown up to the modernera, including the Revolution ary War through the currentmid-East crises. From 15 minutes of still-life enactments, it segues into a pa rade of military vehicles, be ginning with horses, to a WorldWar II truck, one from the Ko rean War and a modernHumvee. At the end, 20 or soveterans from the audience joinin riding in the final segmentSee PLAYA2 By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The five Hardee County commissioners will have ma jority control of millions ofphosphate severance taxmoney every year now that anamendment to the EconomicDevelopment Authority boardwas signed into law by Gov.Rick Scott. The amendment to Senate Bill 3110, sponsored by Rep. Ben Albritton of Wauchula, re moves eight of the nine previ ous board members andreplaces them immediatelywith the current county com missioners and representativesof the municipalities ofWauchula, Zolfo Springs andBowling Green, which eachget one seat at the table. Donna Doubleday, CEO of the Heartland WorkforceBoard, is the lone surviving board member to make itthrough the drastic makeover. Previously, the independent board dispersed its funds asgrants to individuals seekingincentives for job creation andeconomic growth in thecounty. Originally the EDA was comprised of representativesfrom the Florida Departmentof Community Affairs, Enter prise Florida, the Florida Phos phate Council, the HardeeCounty Chamber of Com merce, Hardee County FarmBureau and four at-large mem bers appointed by the CountyCommission. Now, it is expected the board made up of the variousgovernments will use the fundsfor their own infrastructureneeds for potential futuregrowth instead of granting thefunds to businesses looking to open or expand in the county. The County Commission will have complete controlover every decision this newboard makes if the commis sioners vote together, withtheir five votes being able toapprove or veto anything theother four members try to ac complish. The changes are a complete reversal of then-state Sen. J.D.Alexander’s idea when he pro posed the initial legislation: tokeep the money out of the di rect control of the CountyCommission. The money, which is col lected annually on each ton ofphosphate mined in HardeeCounty, used to go into statecoffers and was being spent onthings such as beach restora tion along the coast and otherprojects completely unrelatedto Hardee County. At the urging of local lead ers at the time, Alexanderagreed to propose legislationthat redirected some of themoney back to Hardee County,typically nearly $4 million per year, to bolster the local econ omy and fill the void oncemining activity has concludedand all the jobs associated with the industry are lost. Current county officials first publicly floated the idea ofchanging the makeup of the board in October while meet ing with Albritton and Sen.Denise Grimsley during theirannual legislative delegation meeting. Both said they were amenable to changing the bill at the time. Albritton filed the bill dur ing the beginning of this leg islative session in January and it was signed into law Friday. The changes are a complete reversal ofthen-state Sen. J.D. Alexander’s planwhen he proposed the initial legislation: tokeep the money out of the direct controlof the County Commission. Now, the fivecommissioners could wield the majorityvote, approving or vetoing anything theother four members try to accomplish. H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, March 29, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 18 • 2 Sectionswww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax The Devil WentDown In Wauchula B8 Students WantSafer Schools A5 Child Porn Nets 20-Year Sentence

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A2 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018 Herald-Advocate HARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE JOANM. 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 EditorTHE115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Ads@TheHeraldAdvocate.com Publisher@TheHeraldAdvocate.com Sports@TheHeraldAdvocate.com 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 29 Fitness in the Park/ Strong/Heritage Park/5:30 pm APRIL 2 Wauchula City Commission Workshop/225 E. Main Street, Wauchula/5 pm 2 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 4-7 Bensen Days/ Wauchula Municipal Airport/1202 Maurice Sonny Clavel Road/ Wauchula/8 am 4 Quit Tobacco/ HC Health Dept/ 115 KD Revell Rd., Wauchula/9:30 am 5 Range Cattle Research & Education Center/ Field Day/3401 Experiment Station, Ona/8 am 5 Hardee & Peace River Soil & Water Conservation Districts Joint Meeting/507 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/9 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 17 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 16 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 19 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 23 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 26 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 29 Gardening Workshop/ Extension Service/ 5:30 pm 30 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm MAY 4 SendMeMissions RunWalk/6 pm 15 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 19 Financial Fitness Class/Hardee Help Center/10 am 20 Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pm 21-22 Wildcat Golf Tourney/The Bluffs/ 8 am 21 Story of Jesus/ 7:30 pmSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE Kellys ColumnBy JimSeveral homes in northwestern Wauchula will be painted for free on Saturday, April 7, and sponsored by Main Street Wauchula and the city's Community Redevelopment Agency. The price for regular unleaded gasoline in Wauchula on Tuesday had jumped to $2.59 a gallon, a recent hike of about 15 cents. On Saturday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m. John Gillespie will cel ebrate his 90th birthday at the First Baptist Church of Wauchula. Served will be his favorite meal--homemade spaghetti with gar lic bread, salad and dessert. RSVP by April 5 to 773-5717 or aofm2016@gmail.com. This celebration is also a fundraiser for Alpha and Omega Ministries founded by John and his wife Lorraine. They operate the Hannah's House shelter for abused women and children, a counseling center and 17 apartments. This is a worthwhile min istry, and gifts are tax-deductible. Bill Lambert, Hardee County economic development direc tor for the past 11 years, hopes the old Florida Hospital Wauchula building can be utilized as an assisted living or rehabilitation center. He hopes the old Winn-Dixie building can be utilized soon, along with the old Mo-Bo building. Both of these buildings are north of Wauchula on the east side of U.S.17. Alan Jay Chevrolet/Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep is in the midst of a major remodeling of their store on U.S. 17 South. They are promoting a remodeling sale. No one asked but my favorites in the NCAA men's Final Four are Kansas, where my mother once lived, and Loyola Chicago, a Catholic school that features a special cheerleader, a nun named Sister Jean, age 98. She also has a best-selling bob blehead. On the women's side, I like UConn, head coached by Geno Auriemma. Florida Hospital Heartland will sponsor a sporting clays shoot on Friday, May 4, at Quail Creek Plantation in Okee chobee. The Natural Resources Defense Council is saying wide spread use of "neonic" insecticides is killing a lot of honey bees. The council reports one-third of the nation's honeybee colonies have collapsed over the past year. Honey bee colonies in the U.S. from 1970 to 2017 have fallen from 4 million to 2.5 million. Bees are needed to pollinate 70 out of 100 major crops, in cluding apples, blueberries, watermelons, zucchini squash, var ious flowers, and other vegetable and fruits. AARP reports the average lifespan in America in 2016 was 81.1 years for women and 76.1 for men. AARP reports walking is good for treating high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, insomnia, and Type 2 diabetes. AARP recently reported the benefits of owning a pet. Writers Nancy Dunham and Andrea Cwieka recommended these dogs as follows: Good with cats are English setter, golden retriever, poodle, Bichon Frise and Bernese mountain dog. Good exercise companions are border collie, Brittany, Ger man shorthaired pointer, Dalmatian and American Staffordshire terrier. Good for apartments are greyhound, pug, French Bull dog, Shih Tzu, and Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Good for allergic owners are Portuguese water dog, Bichon Frise, standard schnauzer, Maltese and Bedlington terrier. Good with grandkids are beagle, Labrador retriever, Golden retriever, bulldog, and Newfoundland. Good for protection are Akita, Doberman pinscher, giant schnauzer, German shepherd, and Rhodesian ridgeback. Paul McCartney, 75, one of the original Beatles, has been vegetarian for 40 years. He leads the Meat Free Monday cam paign, asking people to skip meat once a week to "help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources, and improve their health." McCartney said he feels healthy and still has the energy to do three-hour shows. Sandhill cranes are up to four-feet high. Most are migratory and breed in the northern U.S. and Canada and migrate to the southern U.S. and northern South America, reports National Ge ographic. I believe some live in Florida year-round. The sandhill crane logo has been adopted by the city of Wauchula and the local Chamber of Commerce. The official state bird of Florida is the mockingbird. Sister Jean Bacons Wauchula home. The Acer Aspire laptop allegedly involved in the offenses is owned by Florida Sales & Rental. It had been assigned to employee Bacon, Drake noted in his reports. Search warrants were issued and then served on Bacons residence and on the laptop computer itself. Bacon reportedly admitted to Drake that he was the only user of the laptop, and that he had possession of it for a year to a year and a half. A forensic exam of the hard drive revealed multiple images of children, Drake alleged in his reports. The children, some possibly as young as toddlers, were pos ing nude or in their underwear, the detective charged. Some of the images involved sexual conduct while others did not, he added. Drake went on to allege that in four photographs, unclothed prepubescent girls were bound with ropes or tape, with tape over their mouths. Some im ages allegedly depicted chil dren in sexual acts, the detective said. Capt. Davis said Bacon admitted to a pornography addiction, receiving and sharing images on the online service Chatstep. Further, the captain noted, Bacon said that he had been struggling with that addic tion. PORN Continued From A1 PLAY Continued From A1 of the tribute to freedom and the veterans who make it pos sible. Following a few minutes of stage changes, the 250-foot panoramic set becomes full of biblical scenes from Jerusalem, the temple, palace, Bethlehem and other places of biblical accuracy, which earned the play the 2011 Sumner National Award, the highest in outdoor theater. With over 100 animals, in cluding oxen, dogs, sheep, doves and pigeons and, of course, horses for the Roman soldiers to ride, the set comes alive with well over 200 volun teers from over 35 churches, all re-enacting authentic stages in the life of Jesus, from before His birth through His death, resurrection and triumphant Second Coming. All scenes are interpreted for the deaf and hearing-impaired. There is a 25-minute inter mission midway through the presentation, allowing guests to stretch, move around and use the restrooms. There are also food trucks and souvenir stands available adjacent to the arena. We have a lot of teenagers and young people and folks in their 60s, but lifestyles are changing. The middle-agers are too busy and are not coming out to volunteer, explained Graham. We used to have up to 50 volunteers coming out to help transform the arena after the County Fair closes. Now, were down to about 10 or 12, and its getting harder and harder. Plus many of the costumes and scenery are so old, its almost impossible to keep patching them and we dont have the money for new sets and cos tumes, continued Graham. Watch news for what well be doing next, concluded the plays originator and director. FLORAL PLATTER Spring brings flowers, and lately designers are using more floral prints than usual for fabrics and designs. But a picture of a plant as a decoration on dinnerware is an old idea going back to at least the 1600s. In 1761, an Encyclopedia of Dan ish Flowers (Flora Danica) was commissioned by King Fred erik V of Denmark. Thousands of hand-colored illustrations from engraved copper plates were made that accurately showed the wild flowers and plants. It was not completed until 1874, but some of the drawings were used to decorate a banquet service in 1790. The first Flora Danica dinner set of 1,802 pieces was made for King Christian VII to give as a gift to Empress Catherine II of Russia. It is said it was to make up for not helping the Russians in their war with Sweden. Catherine the Great died before the set was finished, so it stayed in Denmark. The remaining 1,530 pieces be long to Queen Margethe II, and some have been used for spe cial occasions. You can still buy new dishes from the Royal Copenhagen factory or old ones at antiques shops and auctions. It is said to be the only 18th-century set that is still being made. Each piece has a single plant pic tured as the decoration. Dishes can be ordered with the pre ferred plant. A Flora Danica platter recently sold for almost $1,000. It was decorated with "Verbascum Thapsiforme Beuspidatum Shad." We call it a mullein or velvet plant. The tall yellow flowers are used in herbal medicine. Today there are more than 300 varieties of mullein, and more are being propagated to get more flowers, shorter flower stalks and other changes. If you own a Flora Danica piece, be very careful. Even a tiny chip in the notched edge can lower the price by half or more. *** Q: I bought a Belleek creamer and sugar bowl decorated with a yellow ribbon and bow back in the 1960s. The marks has a circle "R" over a harp and the words "Belleek, Ireland" and "Deanta in Eirinn, Reg. No. 0857." The sugar bowl has a green mark and the creamer a black mark. Why are the marks different colors? A: The black mark with the words Deanta in Eirinn was used from 1926 to 1946. The green mark that is the same, except for the color, was used from 1946 to 1955. A sugar and creamer pair usually have the same marks since they were bought at the same time. Belleek made some patterns for many years, and you may have a replacement for a broken piece. *** TIP: Your cellphone's camera is a magnifying glass. Focus on the marking you want to read and go in for a close-up. It is great for ceramics or prints, but a little difficult for metal because of glare. No need for a ruler and a magnifier anymore. Now you can go to a show with a dollar bill (a 6inch ruler) and a phone. For more collecting news, tips and resources, visit www.Kovels.com(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Kovels Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim KovelThis 20th-century Flora Danica porcelain platter is 18 1/2 inches by 14 1/4 inches. It features a tall, yellow mullein flower. The dish is fully marked on the bottom with factory marks and the impressed number 3520. It sold for $984 in a Skinner Inc. auction in Massa chusetts. Most languages change dramatically over time. If we in modern America were to try to read, say, "Beowulf" (which was written in Old English), only those who have spent time studying the language would be able to make out more than a word or two here and there. If you're from Ice land, however, this isn't the case; the written language there has remained virtually unchanged for more than 1,000 years. Modern Ice landers have no trouble read ing sagas that were written in the 10th century. At some point in your life you've probably gotten your hands gooey with papiermache, whether you were making crafts yourself or help ing your kids. You may not have realized, though, that the term "papier-mache" means "chewed-up paper" in French. You might be surprised to learn that there are people who study how air quality, humid ity, the hardness of the water and pollution affect people's hair. According to these re searchers, the worst American cities for your tresses are Cor pus Christi, Texas; Olympia, Washington; and Pittsburgh.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver At The Herald-Advocate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarification, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. Corrections

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ABOUT... School News The Herald-Advocate en courages submissions fromHardee County schools.Photos and write-upsshould be of recent events,and must include first andlast names for both stu dents and teachers. Identifyphotos front to back, left toright. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Thursday.Please include the nameand phone number of acontact person. Qualifyingitems will be published asspace allows. March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Teacher recruitment is hit ting a fevered pace as theHardee County School Districtmoves forward with the cance lation of more than two dozeninstructor contracts. The latest batch of contracts coming to an end with the finalbell of this school year was ap proved last Thursday by theSchool Board. Hardee Junior High School bore the brunt of the cancella tions, with nine teacher con tracts failing to be renewed. “We want to give school ad ministrators the ability to en sure they are able to fill theirclassrooms with the most qual ified teachers,” said Bob Shay man, superintendent ofschools. Also canceled were six tem porary teacher contracts, fourfor paraprofessionals atHardee Senior High Schooland two instructional slots as sociated with federal pro grams. The first round of cancella tions was approved by theSchool Board at its meetingMarch 8. Those focused onHardee Senior High and in cluded eight teachers on regu lar contract and two ontemporary contract. Human resources director George Kelly said reviewingteacher performance, includ ing certification and creden tials, is a routine process. “Many of the teachers in questions had not successfullypassed teacher certification orcourse-specific certification,”Kelly said. Although contract renewals were not offered to the 25 im pacted educators, it does notmean they will not be in theclassroom when students re turn on Aug. 10 for the firstday of the 2018-19 academicyear. “Some of them could be re hired on a new contract,”Kelly said. District officials are striking a fevered pace to recruit edu cators. A delegation from Hardee County that included Shay man, Deputy SuperintendentTodd Durden and SchoolBoard member ThomasTrevino attended the GreatFlorida Teach In at Orlandoduring spring break. The delegation interviewed 24 candidates and met with 50more. “We went out and got them,” Durden said. “We didnot wait for them to come tous.” Shayman said the effort was a “great success.” The list of teacher positions being advertised on the dis trict’s job board is growing. The junior high currently has listings for 10 teachers, notcounting paraprofessionals. Hardee High is in a similar position, with 10 teaching list ings. Shayman said the recruit ment team is being split intotwo squads as it begins a re cruitment drive out of state. “We are going to fill every position,” the superintendentadded. Recruiting Upped As 2 Dozen Teacher Contracts Canceled By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate A Hardee County teacher suspended following her ar rest on drug charges at a 2016political rally returned thisweek to the classroom. Jessica Collum was rein stated Monday following the17-month suspension. A former eighth-grade teacher at Hardee Junior HighSchool, Collum entered into acourt-sanctioned pretrial drugdiversion program after beingarrested at a Tampa rally forthen-presidential candidateDonald Trump on charges ofpossession of methampheta mine, possession of alprazo lam and possession of drugparaphernalia. Collum successfully com pleted the one-year programearlier this year, according toonline court files at the Hills borough County Clerk ofCourts website. As part of aplea agreement, the chargeswere then dropped. Hardee Deputy Schools Su perintendent Todd Durdensaid the decision to place Col lum back in the classroomwas made after the FloridaDepartment of Educationopted not to take punitive ac tion against her teaching li cense. “Since the state didn’t take action, our hands were tiedwith what we could and couldnot do,” Durden said. Collum, a 22-year veteran of the Hardee County SchoolDistrict, has been assigned toPioneer Career Academy forthe remainder of the schoolyear. Durden said the slot at Pio neer Career Academy is tem porary. “This was the only open po sition without removing an other teacher from aclassroom in the middle of theyear,” Durden said. “(PioneerCareer Academy) was theonly position we could put herin at the time.” Suspended Teacher Returns To Classroom Ag Company Buying IDA Building property, with the IDA holdinga second mortgage on its$500,000 note. Executive Director Bill Lambert said the purchaseprice of $1.75 million repre sents what the IDA has in thebuilding after buying it for$750,000 and renovating thebuilding last year. Lambert acknowledged the second mortgage position“might not be worth the paperit’s printed on,” but felt com fortable recommending thesale to the board consideringthe large investment the firm ismaking. Lambert said Hardee Fresh will have several million dol lars of lighting and infrastruc ture costs in the building. At the January IDA meet ing, Peters said the companyexpects to invest around $6.5million in the project andhopes to harvest up to 200,000heads of lettuce and other leafy greens every month. He expects the venture will employ 25 people once it is inproduction. Peters has previously said if the venture is successful, thecompany will build additionalgrow houses on the property. The building will be kept at a constant temperature be tween 70 and 72 degrees andmaintain an 80 percent humid ity level, he said. Peters said most of the let tuce consumed in Florida andalong the east coast of theUnited States is grown in Cal ifornia and shipped across thecountry. He hopes to sell the organic greens to Publix and WholeFoods. The facility initially was a vegetable packing house be fore being used to manufactureportable buildings. It had sat idle for years before the IDA purchased it in 2015. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Industrial Development Authority agreed to sell abuilding it purchased in 2015to a hydroponic vegetable op eration the board has beencourting since 2016. Natural Resources Capital Management has agreed topurchase the 35,000-square-foot building and nine acres at1340 U.S. 17 N., just south ofthe Walmart plaza, for $1.75million. There will be a cashpayment of $1.25 million andfinancing for $500,000. Halton Peters told the board the company, called HardeeFresh LLC, has agreed to fi nancing terms with FarmCredit and needs to purchasethe building to put it up as col lateral for the loan, along with“substantial cash and securi ties.” Farm Credit will be the pri mary mortgage holder on the By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate In what is likely a last-ditch effort to avoid impasse, bar gaining teams in the ongoingcontract spat over pay forHardee County’s teachers arescheduled to meet again onTuesday. “We are still negotiating at this point,” said Todd Durden,deputy superintendent ofschools. Seven weeks are all that re main if the two sides are tocome to an agreement beforethe final school bell of the yearon May 24. “We are getting closer and closer to the end of the schoolyear, and closer to what couldbe impasse,” said Bob Shay man, superintendent of schools. The School Board met in a closed-door executive sessionto discuss the ongoing contractdispute on Monday. The board has remained largely mum as its bargainingteam has battled with one fromthe Hardee Education Associa tion/United over teacher paysince the start of the academicyear. The trend was broken last Thursday when ThomasTrevino used his board-mem ber comment time at the end ofa board meeting to reflect onschool finances. “It takes an enormous amount of money to run aschool district, and when youare spending more than thestate gives you it gets evenharder,” Trevino said. HEA/U continues to main tain the district should fund teacher salaries by spendingdown the existing fund bal ances. It has yet to provide asuggestion as to where salarymoney will come from whenthose fund balances are ex hausted. The union’s request for ap proximately $1.2 million in an nual raises would completelyexhaust existing fund balancewithin five years, according todistrict Finance Director GregHarrelson. Earlier this month, the union was presented with an annualraise offer worth more than$900,000. “That is not worthtaking to the members,” saidJim Demchak, chief negotiatorfor the union. The negotiations on Tuesday are scheduled for 4 p.m. in thedistrict’s training center. Negotiations On Verge Of Impasse Celebrate Spring With Australian Lamb Come spring, I love cooking and serving Australian grass-fed lamb, especially the shankportions for dinner. I fell inlove with braised lamb shanksyears ago at the now-closedKate Mantilini's restaurant inBeverly Hills, California. Lamb shanks can be served in many ways — as the mainmeat course with the braisingsauce over a starch, picked offthe bone and used as a fillingfor Greek-style gyros, mixedwith barbeque sauce andplaced on a toasted bun, com bined with salsa and served ina taco shell, or used incasseroles, stews and soups. The shank is the cut of lamb taken from the lower section ofthe animal's legs and can befrom the front legs (fore shank)or the back legs (hind shank).The fore shank may includepart of the shoulder, as well aspart of the leg, while the hindshank will include only part ofthe rear leg. For detailed infor mation about various cuts ofAustralian lamb go towww.trueaussiebeefandlamb Lamb shanks have a paperthin membrane covering thatshould be removed. They alsohave a thin layer of fat, but areleaner than the sirloin part of alamb. Once the shank has beenproperly prepared, seasonedand braised in the oven or sim mered for eight hours in aslow-cooker, it practicallymelts off the bone! You can make this delicious recipe ahead of time and warmup the shanks right before serv ing. I've also included a recipefor Lemon and Baby SpinachFettuccini, which is the perfectspring side dish. The warmpasta and tender spinach soakup the flavorful braising liquid,and the lemon complementsthe shanks beautifully. Servewith a loaf of crusty garlicbread, and you'll welcomespring with gusto! BRAISED LAMB SHANKS 3 tablespoons vegetable oil4 lamb shanks (about 14ounces each), trimmed1 tablespoon plus 1/2 tea spoon kosher salt1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper,divided1 yellow onion, quartered1 large carrot, cut into 2-inchpieces4 garlic cloves, smashed1 tablespoon red wine vine gar1/2 cup grape juice2 tablespoons Worcestershiresauce1 (14.5-ounce) can crushedtomatoes1/4 teaspoon ground cloves ornutmeg1/4 teaspoon sugar1 1/2 cups chicken broth1/4 cup Parmesan cheese,grated1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1. Heat oven to 300 F.2. Heat oil in a large roast ing pan over medium-highheat. Season lamb with 1 table spoon salt and 1 teaspoon pep per. Brown lamb in hot oil, 5 to7 minutes on each side. Re move from pan. Add onion,carrot and garlic cloves. Cookuntil slightly softened, 5 to 6minutes. 3. Add vinegar, grape juice and Worcestershire sauce; cook2 minutes, stirring and scrapingbottom of pan. Stir in tomatoes,cloves, sugar and broth; cook 2minutes. Return lamb to pan;bring to a boil. Place parch ment paper directly on lamb;cover pan tightly with alu minum foil. 4. Bake in oven for 3 1/2 hours. Remove foil, and bakeuntil the meat falls off the boneor when a meat thermometerinserted in thickest portion reg isters 200 F, about 30 moreminutes, turning halfwaythrough. 5. Transfer lamb to a platter; cover loosely with the foil.Strain cooking liquid into amedium saucepan; discardsolids. Add the remaining 1/2teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoonpepper, and cook overmedium-high until reduced toabout 3 cups, about 5 to 7 min utes. Spoon 1 cup sauce overlamb, and serve with remainingbraising sauce. Sprinkle withParmesan cheese and choppedparsley. 6. Serve over Lemon and Baby Spinach Fettuccini (seerecipe below), rice, polenta ormashed potatoes. LEMON AND BABY SPINACH FETTUCCINI Heavily salt the boiling water when making the pastaand reserve 1/2 cup of thestarchy liquid to create a sauce.Fettuccini pasta, cooked, hot3 quarts cooked (1-1/2pounds dry)3 quarts fresh baby spinach 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemonjuice2 tablespoons lemon zest1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground blackpepper1/4 teaspoon red pepperflakes1/2 cup warm pasta cookingliquid1/2 cup Parmesan cheese,grated 1. In a bowl, toss together hot fettuccini, spinach, oil,lemon juice and lemon zest,salt, and black and red pepperuntil mixed. Add the cookingliquid, a few tablespoons at atime, as needed to loosen mix ture. Sprinkle with half of theParmesan cheese. 2. Divide the LemonSpinach Fettuccini among 4rimmed plates. Top with thelamb shank, the braising liquidand sprinkle with the remain ing Parmesan cheese and pars ley, if desired. Serves 4.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 www.divapro.com 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 Happy Easter Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage The On This Day:• In 1638 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Luther ans)• In 1795 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as pi anist in Vienna• In 1799 New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state Up To $3,000 Reward! Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477

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A4 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE VACATE ALLEYWAY TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDThe Zolfo Springs Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 9, at 6:00 P.M. or soon thereafter in the Town Commission Chambers at 3210 US Highway 17 S, Zolfo Springs, Florida to consider the item listed below. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO THE VACATING OF AN UNNAMED RIGHT-OF-WAY BETWEEN LOTS 2 8, and LOTS 11 13, OF THE WILLIAMS AND CHILDS ADDITION TO ZOLFO SPRINGS PLAT AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY RUNNING OVER PROPERTY IDENTIFIED AS PARCEL ID 27-34-25-0750-00004-0002 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A CIRCLE K STORE; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE TO POTENTIALLY INTERESTED PERSONS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND UTILITIES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The public hearing will be held on the date and time noted above. The meeting will be held in the Town Commission Chambers at 3210 US Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Florida. Any interested persons who feel they are affected by this change are encouraged to attend the public hearing and be heard. At said hearing any per son, his Agent or Attorney, may appear and be heard. Any person(s) wishing to view relevant information in advance of the public hearing may view said documents at the Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210 US Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Florida, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), anyone who needs a special accommodation for this meeting should contact the Town Clerks Office at (863) 735-0405 ext. 222 at least 48 hours in advance of this meeting. 3:29cO O v v e e r r 4 4 0 0 y y e e a a r r s s o o f f C C o o m m b b i i n n e e d d E E x x p p e e r r i i e e n n c c e e F F a a s s t t E E l l e e c c t t r r o o n n i i c c F F i i l l i i n n g gMonday Friday 9:30am 6pm1 12 20 0 W W. O Or ra an ng ge e S St tr re ee et t W Wa au uc ch hu ul la a(next to Great Florida Insurance)7 77 73 3-2 22 20 00 0 Se Habla Espaol Irma Garcia863-606-8846 BRING IN THIS AD FOR$15.00 OFF 3:1-29p Danielle, Deborah & Irma LLOYDHALLinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 www.directchevy.com 3:29c Q: I'm a huge fan of the CW and all of its fun shows. Can you tell me what they have planned for the future? Ginger F., via email A: The CW has lots of stuff on the docket for the upcoming pilot season, including a Ben Stiller project called "In the Dark." It centers on the story of a flawed and irreverent blind woman who is the only "wit ness" to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer. Another series on the way is "Spencer," about a rising highschool football player from South Central LA who's re cruited to play for Beverly Hills High. The story is in spired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. Another is "Skinny Dip," based on the Carl Hiaasen novel of the same name, which follows a woman who, after her husband tries to kill her on their second wedding anniversary, teams up with an ex-cop to get revenge on her cheating spouse. Still another new CW offer ing is "Playing Dead," a dramedy about a dysfunctional father and son whose lives are turned upside down when the wife/ mother who abandoned them 15 years earlier wants them to help her fake her own death. And finally, "The End of the World as We Know It" tells the tale of a prison spaceship, carrying the universe's dead liest aliens, that crashes in Southern California, and the two women who are recruited to help hunt down the escaped criminals. The series is based on the Iva-Marie Palmer book of the same name. *** Q: I know you've been writing a lot lately about older TV series that are mak ing a comeback, and I'd like to know if my favorite childhood show, "Clarissa Ex plains It All," might make the list. Caty R. in Florida A: It was only a matter of time until "Clarissa" joined Team Reboot. Nickelodeon is in talks with series star Melissa Joan Hart about reinventing the show for today's youths (and quite a few nostalgic adults, I'm sure), and it looks like it's going to happen. Melissa would return as Clarissa Dar ling, who would now be the mother of the family. "Clarissa" creator, executive producer and writer Mitchell Kriegman also has been con tacted about returning to the se ries. *** Q: I love Connie Britton and her new series "9-1-1." Can you tell me if it will be back for another season? Natalie D., via email A: The Fox drama about first responders has been re-Celebrity ExtraBy Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Last Men in Aleppo" (NR) Feras Fayyad's poignant documentary mixes devasta tion with the last vestiges of hope in a war-torn wasteland. The White Helmets are the men of the Syrian Civil De fense, unarmed volunteers who rush in when bombs re duce their cities to rubble. They're the difference between life and death for a staggering number of victims that they pull from the wreckage. The film follows three of these men founders Khaled, Subhi and Mahmoud through the dangerous land scape of Aleppo, the decisions that keep them there, and how the remaining citizens fam ilies, children manage the anxiety of living from moment to moment. It's a gripping look into a life of heroes and hu mans. "The Last Movie Star" (R) Burt Reynolds stars as Vic Edwards, a financially unsta ble, has-been legend who is minorly duped into accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award in person at what turns out to be, basically, a Nashville bar. In response, he diverts his young driver Lil (Ariel Winter) on a tour through Knoxville, where he was born and raised before the flood of celebrity and its after math. Chevy Chase guest stars briefly as Reynolds' ... I mean Edwards', Hollywood best bud. This movie is confusing. It mixes real-life Burt Reynolds references and the fantasy actor Vic Edwards. The relationship between Vic and Lil, which I am guessing is supposed to be significant, was uninteresting. "Roxanne Roxanne" (NR) The Duchess of Dis, Rox anne Shante, was the break through female rapper who preceded today's Cardi B and Nicki Minaj by decades, claw ing her way to the top of the New York rap battle scene in the early 1980s. She finally finds the respect she deserves in her very own biopic, streaming exclusively on Net flix. Shante (played by amaz ing newcomer Chante Adams) was barely out of middle school when she was vaulted to notoriety. This film shows the personal adversity of Shante's life, the struggle alongside the swagger. Nia Long is raw as her alcoholic mother, and Mahershala Ali plays the much older, abusive boyfriend who would father her first child. "Acts of Violence" (R) Detective James Avery (Bruce Willis) has been trying to pin an unpinnable crime king whose goons snatch a pretty girl at her bachelorette party. When the police offer no real recourse, the girl's brothers military trained Declan (Cole Hauser, notably), Brandon (Shawn Ashmore) and Roman (Ashton Holmes) pick up where the detective is unable to move ahead. This is a case of truth in advertising: a lot of bullets, brooding and vengeance. Is it winning Academy Awards? No. Is it do-able for a pizza and movie night? Absolutely, especially because Bruce Willis plays a stymied, underdog cop. TV New Releases "The Outer Limits" Season 1 "The Americans" Season 5 "The Brokenwood Myster ies" Series 4 "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood: It's a Beautiful Day Collection"(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Couch TheaterDVD PreviewsBy Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of March 26. Meryl Streep is the epitome of the modern-day movie star. That was evident from the way so many people at the Oscars focused on her. She's had 21 Oscar nominations and three wins. In the early days of tele vision, movie stars didn't do TV, but Meryl will not pass up a good role. She'll play Alexander Skarsgard's mother in season two of HBO's "Big Little Lies," which was con ceived as a one-time, sevenepisode series. The success of the show and the two Emmy wins, for Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard, prompted a second season, with seven episodes. Skarsgard is on fire. His Netflix film "Mute," with Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux, recently became available for streaming. His next Netflix film, "Hold the Dark," with Riley Keough (Elvis Presley's granddaughter), becomes available June 1. Also in the works are the thriller "The Hummingbird Project," with Jesse Eisenberg and Salma Hayek, which began filming in Quebec in November for the atrical release; "The After math," with Keira Knightly, is awaiting distribution; and the comedy "Flarsky," with Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron, is set for a February 2019 release. *** Justin Theroux, who re cently split from wife Jennifer Aniston also is busy. His film "The Spy Who Dumped Me," produced and directed by Ron Howard with partner Brian Glazier, stars Theroux with Mila Kunis and SNL's Kate McKinnon, due Aug. 3. He's currently making "On the Basis of Sex," a biographical drama about Ruth Bader Gins burg, with Felicity Jones (as Ginsburg), Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates and Sam Water ston, also opening Aug. 3. Meanwhile, his soon-to-be ex, Jennifer Aniston, is producing and starring in a new TV series with Reese Witherspoon. "Three Billboards" best-ac tress Oscar winner Frances McDormand is represented in the Wes Anderson animated film "Isle of Dogs," which opened March 23. You won't see her, but you can't mistake that voice. *** Guillermo Del Toro, a dou ble-Oscar winner for best di rector and best picture for "The Shape of Water," hasn't an nounced his next project, but he's one of the producers of the sequel to his 2013 hit "Pacific Rim," which starred Charlie Hunnam and was produced, di rected and co-written by Del Toro (at a cost of $190 million with a $411 million gross). The sequel, "Pacific Rim Upris ing," stars "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi" alum John Boyega (who also is one of the producers) and Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. It opened March 23 and is expected to bring in a bigger box office than the original, thanks to Boyega's "star" power and Del Toro's Oscars. Del Toro is more concerned now with the shape of the box office than "The Shape of Water"!(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. HollywoodBy Tony Rizzo Top 10 Movies Inside 1. Black Panther (PG-13) Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan 2. Tomb Raider (PG-13) Alicia Vikander, Dominic West 3. I Can Only Imagine (PG) J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose 4. A Wrinkle in Time (PG) Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey 5. Love, Simon (PG-13) Nick Robinson, Jennifer Gar ner 6. Game Night (R) Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams 7. Peter Rabbit (PG) animated 8. The Strangers: Prey at Night (R) Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison 9. Red Sparrow (R) Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton 10. Death Wish (R) Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. newed for a 13-episode season two, with high season-one rat ings paving the way for more episodes of the exciting if somewhat unrealistic series. "9-1-1" also stars Peter Krause and the always-wonderful An gela Bassett, and I have to admit, the show is pretty addic tive, in a high-adrenaline, fan tastic sort of way. Write to Cindy at King Fea tures Weekly Service, 628 Vir ginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803; or e-mail her at let ters@cindyelavsky.com.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. BROILED BROWN-SUGAR BANANAS A sweet, satisfying dessert with just four basic ingredi ents. Ready to serve in just 10 minutes 4 ripe medium bananas, unpeeled 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon lower-fat mar garine 1/8 teaspoon ground cinna mon 1. Heat broiler. Cut each unpeeled banana lengthwise almost in half, being careful not to cut all the way through and leaving 1 inch uncut at banana end. 2. In cup, with fork, blend together remaining ingredi ents. Place bananas, cut side up, on rack in broiling pan. Spoon brown-sugar mixture into split bananas. 3. Place pan in broiler at closest position to source of heat; broil bananas 5 minutes or until browned. Serve bananas in skins, and use spoon to scoop out fruit. Makes 4 servings. Each serving: About 150 calories, 2g total fat (1g satu rated), 20mg sodium, 34g total carbohydrate. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at www.goodhousekeeping.com/r ecipes/.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping THERE IS HELPSUICIDE HOTLINE1 (800) 627 5906Suicide Is Preventable

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COURTESY PHOTO Bowling Green Mayor Sam Fite with event organizer JaKevis Brown. Demonstrators fill the streets as the March For Our Lives rally steps off through Bowling Green on Saturday. PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO Students, many wearing March For Our Lives t-shirts, took to the streets of BowlingGreen for a mile-long protest calling for better gun control. From elementary age students to parents and civic leaders, the March For Our Livesrally Saturday in Bowling Green had diverse supporters. The mile-long march through Bowling Green on Saturday saw the streets filled with protestors. Even walking alone, this protestor’s support of theMarch For Our Lives movement remained clear. Young demonstrators took a break to decorate bags foran egg hunt at Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally atBowling Green. Youngsters scramble to get their pick of the best eggs during an egg hunt for elementary age students in volved in the rally. Helping to organize the local rally were (from left) LaylaSantoya, JaKevis Brown and Ashja Camel. The race was fast and furious as elementary age young sters search for eggs during a hunt Saturday at the March For Our Lives rally in Bowling Green. COURTESY PHOTO Ashja Camel, assistant organizer of the local March For Our Lives observance, and lead organizer JaKevis Brown read the names of the 17 students and faculty mem bers who died in Parkland school shooting on Feb. 14 as balloons are released in their memory. ‘March For Our Lives’ Hits Stride, Plans Forum By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Demonstrators took to the streets of Bowling Green onSaturday in a show of supportof the “March For Our Lives”movement for gun regulation. Organizer JaKevis Brown, a senior at Hardee Senior HighSchool, estimated turnout atwell over 75 protestors. “It was phenomenal,” Brown said. “It turned out waybetter than I expected.” The effort was a “sibling” march of the national MarchFor Our Lives rally Saturdayin Washington, D.C., whichwas organized in response tothe Feb. 14 school shootingthat claimed the lives of 17students and teachers at Mar jory Stoneman Douglas HighSchool in Parkland. The sibling march – one of more than 1,000 registeredworldwide – was designed toallow students unable to attendthe Washington rally to stillparticipate in the movement. Brown said the event re ceived support from both stu dents and adults alike. “We had a lot of kids and a lot adults,” Brown said. “Iwould say there was half andhalf.” The rally began at 10 a.m. with light breakfast snacks fol lowing remarks from commu nity leaders, includingBowling Green Mayor SamFite, on the grounds of NewLife Power Outreach Center. Demonstrators took to the streets around 10:30 for a one-mile march from PalmettoStreet to Chester Avenue toBertha Fulse Street before end ing on Martin Luther KingDrive. Organizers included a com munity egg hunt at 11:30 toprovide an activity for elemen tary-age students in atten dance. Lunch was also served.Brown said the event was well received by those in atten dance. “We received more than $200 in donations to continueour work,” Brown said. Youth protestors will again hit the streets on Saturday toparticipate in Bowling Green’sannual Easter Parade. “This weekend we have been invited to march in theBowling Green Easter Pa rade,” Brown said. “Pinellesand Polk March For Our Liveshave committed to send stu dents.” Organizers are in the process of making plans to host a town hall forum to dis cuss school safety and gun reg ulation. Brown said tentativeplans are in place to host theforum at New Life Power Out reach on April 7. Brown said Tuesday he has begun talks to have Congress man Tom Rooney as a featuredguest. “I have been speaking with Congressman Tom Rooney,”Brown said. “We are trying toget him down here.” A time for the forum has yet to be determined. The forum, Brown said, will be the last official project forthe local March For Ourgroup. According to Brown, mem bers are planning to throwtheir support behind PolkCounty’s Students Against La tent Terror program. S.A.L.T. is another studentrun organization formed in thewake of the Marjory StonemanDouglas High School shoot ing. The group, now only inPolk County, encourages stu dents to “take an active role inpolitics, especially with re spect to gun violence reduc tion.” “We will start the transition after the town hall,” Brownsaid. March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5

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Obituaries FRANKLIN N. JOHNSON Franklin N. Johnson, 75, died Thursday, March 22,2018, in Wauchula. He was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Ray, Ga., and has been a res ident of Fort Meade for manyyears. He was a diesel me chanic and the owner of FrankJohnson's Truck Repair inHomeland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neubern andLiddie Mae Graham Johnson,and sisters, Annie Mae Dobbsand Doris Hawkins. He is survived by his son, Franklin Keith Johnson(Rose), of Fort Meade; formerwife, Mary Jane Johnson, ofLakeland; brother, Sammy LeeJohnson, of Lakeland; and sis ters, Louise Thomas andShirley Carter, both of Alma,Ga. Visitation was March 24, at Hancock Funeral Home. Fu neral services followed fromthe graveside in EvergreenCemetery, Fort Meade. Arrangements were by Hancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. In Loving Memory F F E E L L I I X X J J O O A A Q Q U U I I N N G G O O N N Z Z A A L L E E Z Z Felix Joaquin Gonzalez, 67, of Zolfo Springs, died onMarch 20, 2018. Born in Havana, Cuba, on Aug. 16, 1950, he moved toHardee County from Miamifive years ago. He was self-employed in the boatyardand boat transport industries. Survivors include his companion, Amalia Dorado,of Zolfo Springs; his son,David Gonzalez, of Miami,and many cousins.Expressions of comfortmay be made atrobartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory F F E E R R N N A A M M A A E E G G R R I I C C E E C C R R O O S S S S O O N N Ferna Mae Grice Crosson, 83, of ZolfoSprings, died on March 23,2018, at Resthaven. Born on Feb. 9, 1935, in Bowling Green, she movedto Hardee County fromLakeland in 2013. She wasa Baptist, and worked as a li censed practical nurse. She was preceded in death by her former hus band, Harry P. Crosson; son,Ernest Paul Crosson; andbrother, William Ray Grice. Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Crosson, ofOcala, and Bonnie Mul vahill, of Lakeland; two sis ters, Shirleene Wilkins, ofSebring, and Wilma Tomlin son, of Winter Haven; fourgrandchildren, MellissaDushane, Michael Crosson,Benjaman Uhl, and RebeccaCarroll; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial was held at PaynesCreek Cemetery on March28. Elder Buddy Judah offi ciated. In lieu of flowers, memo rials may be made toResthaven or Paynes CreekBaptist Church.Expressions of comfortmay be made atrobartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home sembly of God in Vermil lion, South Dakota. Doris was preceded in death by a sister, BurnellLamb. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law,Gayle and Louis Creps, ofVermillion, S.D.; four grand children, Angela Swedlundand D. J. Stelle, both of Cre ston, Iowa, Nathan Creps, ofRuskin, and Stephen Creps,of Kansas City; and fivegreat-grandchildren,Autumn Barnett, Jordan,Dane, and Chloe Swedlund,and Michael Creps. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31,at Robarts Garden Chapel.Visitation will be at 2 p.m.until service time. Intermentis at New Hope Cemetery.Expressions of comfortmay be made atrobartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory D D O O R R I I S S M M A A H H O O N N M M O O U U L L T T O O N N Doris Mahon-Moulton, 92, of Sun City Center, diedon Sunday, March 25, 2018,at Cypress Creek AssistedLiving in Sun City Center. Doris was born in Dothan, Ala., on April 28,1925. She moved to SunCity Center from Vermillion,S.D., in March 2005. Sheresided in Hardee Countyfrom 1963 until 1985. Shewas a homemaker and amember of Lighthouse Min istries Church in Jamestown,Tenn. She also attended the As In Memory GORDON ‘GORDIE’ LAVAN HAGGARD Gordon “Gordie” Lavan Haggard, 94, passed awaypeacefully on Friday, March23, 2018, in Wauchula. He was born on Sept. 6, 1923, to the late Roy Hag gard and Hazel (Greene)Haggard, in Parsons, Kan.,where he attended LabetteCounty High School, gradu ating in 1942. He enlisted in the US Navy in April 1943, andserved as a ma chinist mate2nd class on amobile am phibious repair base, over hauling diesel engines andrepairing P T Boats amongother LST landing crafts.Before he sailed home inApril of 1946, he helped setup the damaged Navy Re pair Base at Subic Bay nearOlongapue Harbor. He wasvery proud of his time in theNavy during World War II. Gordon married Louise Cobb on Feb. 1, 1947, andthey raised their son, DavidHaggard, and daughter,Karen Haggard, in Oswego,Kan., were they owned theDeming Mansion and man aged a hotel and a restaurant. Gordon and Louise loved to travel the states in theirRV and made many friendsthroughout their travels."Gordie" as many of hisfriends called him, was anextremely charming, endear ing and truly wonderful per son whom all that met felthonored to be his friend. He is survived by his four grandchildren, Claudina Mc Culloch, of Chico, Calif.,Matt Haggard, of GroverBeach, Calif., Neil Haggard,of Bethlehem, Conn., andErin Fonville, of Wenatchee,Wash.; five great-grandchil dren, Cody Main, JamesHaggard, Ben Haggard,Afton Fonville, and MorganFonville; his nephew TonySpencer; and two nieces,Cheryl Jinks and AnneWeaver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; son,David Haggard; daughter,Karen Haggard; as well ashis sisters, Carmen Spencerand Donna Grose. As he always said to his family and friends he was"very blessed to get this farin life”. Our family is for ever thankful for the friend ships and support fromeveryone at the SKP parkand the compassion and carethat the hospice nurses atVITAS Healthcare and thestaff at the Hardee ManorHealthcare Center inWauchula provided to ourbeloved grandfather. A Celebration of Life will be held at the New HopeBaptist Church in Wauchulatoday (Thursday), March 29,at 9 a.m. and A Celebrationof Life will be held at theFirst United MethodistChurch in Oswego, Kan., onSaturday, April 21 at 1:30p.m. ICS Cremation P P o o n n g g e e r r K K a a y y s s G G r r a a d d y yFuneral Homes & Cremation Services205 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula PongerKaysGrady.com 3:29c 3:29c A6 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018 STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING In England, the term "pud ding" refers to many kinds ofdesserts. This pudding is amoist cake with a stickybroiled-on brown-sugar top ping.1 cup dates, chopped and pit ted1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup sugar10 tablespoon (1 1/4 sticks)margarine, softened1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup heavy creamWhipped cream 1. Grease 13-inch by 9-inch broiler-safe baking pan. Inmedium bowl, combine dates,baking soda and 1 1/2 cupsboiling water; let stand 15minutes. 2. Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, with mixer atmedium speed, beat sugar and6 tablespoons margarine or butter until creamy. Add eggand vanilla; beat until blended.At low speed, beat in flour andbaking powder. Add date mix ture and beat until combined(batter will be very thin). 3. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake 30 minutes or untilgolden and toothpick insertedin center comes out clean. 4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar,heavy cream and remaining 4tablespoons margarine or but ter to boiling over mediumheat; boil 1 minute. Set aside. 5. Turn oven control to broil. Spread brown-sugarmixture evenly over top of hotdessert. Place pan in broiler atclosest position to source of heat; broil until bubbly, about 30 seconds. 6. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Serve warm withwhipped cream if you like.Makes 12 servings.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipes/. (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping 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 ABOUT... Obituaries Obituaries are published free of charge as a publicservice, but must be submit ted through a funeral home.A one-column photo of thedeceased may be added for$15. Obituaries contain the name, age, place of resi dence, date of death, occu pation, memberships,immediate survivors and fu neral arrangements. The listof survivors may include thenames of a spouse, par ents, siblings, children andchlildren’s spouses andgrandchildren, and thenumber of great-grandchil dren. If there are no imme diate survivors, consid-eration of other relation ships may be given. Funeral homes can sub mit obituaries to obits@theheraldadvocate.com. If YouSeeSomethingSaySomething Report Suspicious Activity 1 (855) Fla Safe 1(855)3527233

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Crime BlotterDuring the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Mar. 25, Lee Esther Williams, 50, of 1624 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 25, Eric Alberto Monroy Ortiz, 28, of 312 Ohio St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. John Layport and charged with lewd battery of a person age 12 to 15 and a traffic charge. Mar. 25, Stacey Santellan, 34, of 135 McEwen Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward on a charge of vio lation of probation. Mar. 25, Melinda Sue Seay, 37, of 127 S. Second St., Haines City, was arrested by Dep. Donny Eversole on a charge of withholding support of children. Mar. 25, a residential burglary on Hancock Road, and thefts on Daniel Drive and Peterson Street were reported. Mar. 24, Arthur D. Carpenter, 68, of 520 South Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with battery and resisting/obstructing an officer without vio lence, Mar. 24, Isaac Garza, 23, of 5011 Mason-Dixon Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Bandy and charged with burglary with assault or battery and criminal mis chiefdamage to property. Mar. 24, Juan Daniel Gonzalez, 39, of Lost Acres Rd., Wauchula Hills, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on two counts of failure to appear in court. Mar. 24, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North, and thefts at Lake Branch Road and at U.S. 17 North were reported. Mar. 23, Gertrude Fleurantin, 21, of 2400 Hunter St., Fort Myers, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 23, Jennifer Gwen Flores, 41, of 1842 Dishong Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens on a charge of failure to appear in court. Mar. 23, James Lewis Martin, 25, of 1071 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on two counts of violation of probation. Mar. 23, thefts on Vermillion Street and on Sparrow Road were reported. Mar. 22, David Jennings, 31, of 3430 King Dr., Sebring, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with grand theft of a vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mar. 22, Marc Anthony Vasquez, 27, of 558 Shaw Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana and pos session of drug paraphernalia. At the jail, Sgt. Danny OBryan detained Vasquez on an out-of-county warrant. Mar. 22, Shane Jacob Sears, 19, General Delivery, Sebring, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens on an out-of-county warrant. Mar. 22, Joel Calvillo, 25, of 5121 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of contempt of court. Mar. 22, a vehicle was reported stolen on U.S. 17 North. Mar. 21, Crystal Marie Escobedo, 27, of 305 Yetter Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 21, Annie Elena Torres, 41, of 665 Hyde St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with disorderly intoxication and making false E-911 calls. At the jail, Dep. Steve Ahrens detained her on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 21, Brandy Kay Isom, 30, of 111 D St., Frostproof, was arrested by Cpl. Chris Albritton on two counts of violation of probation. Mar. 21, Philip Wayne Kersey, 29, of 3498 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, escape and two counts of violation of probation. Mar. 21, Daniel Macias, 49, of 3115 Magnolia St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with lar cenypetit theft. Mar. 21, residential burglaries on Paradise Street and on Oak Meadow Lane, burglary of a conveyance on Makowski Road, a vehicle stolen on Makowski Road, criminal mischief on Cedar Street, and theft on U .S. 17 North were reported. Mar. 20, Daniel Callvillo, 20, of 693 Doc Coil Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on a charge of contempt of court. Mar. 20, Rosanna Sanchez, 35, of 708 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of failure to appear in court. Mar. 20, Alexander Guadalupe Caballero, 31, of 319 N. 11th Ave., Arcadia, was arrested by Cpl. Daniel Arnold on a charge of withholding support of children. Mar. 20, vehicles stolen on Heard Bridge Road and on Kendal Lane, a tag stolen on U S. 17 South, and thefts on Brant wood Drive and on South Road were reported. Mar. 19, Jermaine Cunningham, 30, of 2210 E. Gibbons St., Bartow, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of withholding support of children. Mar. 19, Joshua Jeremiah Jackson, 41, of 307-56th St. E., Bradenton, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 19, Daniela Martinez, 25, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris Albritton and charged with contempt of courtviolation of an injunction for protection. Mar. 19, Kourtney Tawana Thompson, 30, of 813 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on a charge of contempt of court. Mar. 19, a residential burglary on Chamberlain Boulevard, criminal mischief on Manley Road and a theft on Cardinal Road were reported. WAUCHULA Mar. 25, Omar Alexander Lazo, 28, of 615 W. County Line Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson and charged with possession of synthetic cannabis, possession of New Legend drugs, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting/obstructing an officer without violence, smuggling contraband into a detention facility, failure to obey a police officer by fleeing, violation of probation and a traffic offense. Mar. 25, criminal mischief on Hanchey Road was reported. Mar. 22, a theft on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. Mar. 21, William Carlton Alexander, 45, of 1624 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Kaleigh Anderson and charged with larcenypetit theft. Mar. 21, a vehicle stolen on North Eighth Avenue, and thefts on Orange Place and on East Bay Street were reported. Mar. 20, a fight on Palmetto Street was reported. Mar. 19, thefts on South Seventh Avenue, South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) and on Louisiana Street were reported. BOWLING GREEN Mar. 24, Santos Luna, 40, General Delivery, Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with contempt of courtviolation of an injunction for protection. Mar. 22, burglary of a conveyance on Sellers Street was re ported. Mar. 21, a vehicle stolen on East Main Street and a theft on Orange Street were reported. Mar. 20, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported. Mar. 19, criminal mischief on Main Street and a theft on Maple Avenue were reported.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCEPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2018-02 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 9th day of April 2018, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE 2018-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $ 300,000 SOLID WASTE SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2018 TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF PURCHASING A GARBAGE TRUCK; PLEDGING A LIEN ON THE NET REV ENUES OF THE SOLID WASTE SYSTEM TO SECURE THE PAYMENT THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE HOLDERS OF SUCH BONDS; PROVIDING CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, em ployment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 3:29cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular sched uled workshop Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in volves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 3:29c Notices______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 252018CA000119 SOUTH FT. MEADE LAND MANAGEMENT, INC., a Florida corporation Plaintiff, vs. IDOB, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, and its officers, directors, stockholders, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against it, Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE DEFENDANTS: IDOB, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, and its officers, directors, stockholders, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against it. Unknown address YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you to quiet title on the following described property in Hardee County, Florida: Parcel ID No. 15-34-240000-00160-0000 Tract B-12, IDO, INC., CITRUS GROVES, more par ticularly described as: Begin at the NW corner of said Section 15, Township 34 South, Range 24 East, Hardee County, Florida, and run thence S. 89'41" E. and along the North line of said Section 15, 73.91 feet; thence S.0'30"W, 1679.95 feet to the P.O.B.; thence continue same line, 385.0 feet; thence S. 89'32" E, 86.00 feet; thence S. 0'30" W, 55.00 feet; thence S. 89'32" E, 744.0 feet; thence N 0'30" E, 385.0 feet; thence N 89'32" W, 682.0 feet; thence N 0'30" E, 55.0 feet; thence N 89'32"W, 148.0 feet P.O.B. Subject to a 10 ft. road and mainte nance easement along East side. AND Commence at NW corner of Section 15, Township 34 South, Range 24 East, Hardee County, Florida, and run thence S. 89'41" E, and along the North line of said Section 15 a distance of 73.91 feet; thence S. 0'30" W, 2064.95 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence con tinue S 0'30" W, 55.00 feet; thence S 89'32" E, 86.00 feet; thence N 0'30" E, 55.00 feet; thence N. 89'32" W, 86.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of John W. H. Burton, P.A., Post Of fice Drawer 1729, Wauchula, FL 33873-1729, on or before the 27 day of April, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immedi ately thereafter, or a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the com plaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 21 day of March, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of Courts By Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 3:29-4:19c __________________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 25-2018-CA-000011 MADISON REVOLVING TRUST 2017, Plaintiff, vs. VERA LOUISE MCCRAY A/K/A VERA MCCRAY A/K/A VERA L. MCCRAY, et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: VERA LOUISE MCCRAY A/K/A VERA MCCRAY A/K/A VERA L. MCCRAY Last Known Address: 4814 Epps Avenue Bowling Green, FL 33834 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hardee County, Florida: LOTS THIRTY-FOUR (34) AND THIRTY-FIVE (35), BLOCK I, MT. ZION SUB DIVISION OF CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4814 EPPS AVE, BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publica tion, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose ad dress is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before April 20, 2018 service on Plain tiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 16 day of March, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accommo dation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 5344690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (Notice of Action); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.3:22,29c __________________________________ March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 The unknown soul who made the following sage ob servation must have been a keen observer of events: "A politician can appear to have his nose to the grindstone while straddling a fence and keeping both ears to the ground." Swedish chemist and en gineer Alfred Nobel, famed in ventor of dynamite and originator of the Nobel Prizes, could speak five languages flu ently by the time he was 17 years old. Those who study such things say that fully one-third of all your brainpower is used for vision. *** Thought for the Day: "Jobs are like going to church: It's nice once or twice a year to sing along and eat something and all that, but unless you really believe there's something holy going on, it gets to be a drag going in every single week." Thomas Michael Disch(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver

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–H ARDEE L IVING – 4 4 5 5 t t h h A A n n n n u u a a l l B B e e n n s s e e n n D D a a y y s s Wauchula Municipal Airport E E n n t t r r y y F F e e e e P P e e r r P P e e r r s s o o n n F F o o r r W W a a l l k k i i n n s s Saturday’s Events *Short Landing Contest *Egg Drop Contest *Manufacturers’ Showcase *Various Special Exhibitions www.bensendays.us.com $ $ 5 5 soc3:29c Heartland Gold 1102 South 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873 S S p p r r i i n n g g I I n n t t o o S S u u m m m m e e r r Storewide Sale 10% up to 60% OFF Diamonds and Gold Monday, April 9 — Saturday, April 14 Hours: Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Sat. 9am 2pm 863-773-4466 In store purchases only. 60% discount on select items. soc3:29,4:5c COURTESY PHOTO Family and friends gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of Lorine Dees on Jan.21. The celebration started with a reception at the home of Ron and Linda Perkins.It continued as the "Green Family" took a four-day cruise to Cozemel, Mexico, with27 family members attending, coming from as far as Seattle, Wash., and Tuscon,Ariz. Lorine was married to the late Theo Dees. They had five children: Elaine DeesFlanagan of Lizella, Ga.; Stanley Dees of Rotonda; Grady Dees of Tuscon; LeslieDees of Port Charlotte; and Keith Dees of Wakulla Beach. She is the oldest of ninechildren born to the late Jesse and Mildred Green of Wauchula and is one of the"Green Sisters" (above, with the celebrant at far left), who all live in Hardee Countywithin a four-mile radius, attend church together and have lunch together everySunday. The "Green Sisters" are Lorine Dees, Iris Gilliard, Lillie Crane, Linda Perkinsand Sue Birge. 90 TH BIRTHDAY PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Dawn Shinskey, child advocate recruiter for the Guardian ad Litem Program in the10th Judicial Circuit, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 14, atthe Java Cafe. "Abused children need advocates. Children are removed from abu sive homes and placed in the child welfare system on a daily basis. Guardian adLitem are people like you, trained to advocate for a child's best interests in court."There are about 30 children in Hardee County who need help, and Hardee has fiveGuardian ad Litem volunteers, said Shinskey. Advocating for an abused or neg lected child gives that child a voice and a chance for a better life. If interested inbecoming a volunteer, contact her at 863-534-4597, 863-899-7881 orDawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.go v. The 10th District includes Hardee, Polk and Highlands counties. HELPING CHILDREN I Can Help! Neck pain • Back pain Headaches • hip pain Sciatica / leg Shoulder / arm / wrist pain Muscle pain Arthritis Chronic or Acute pain Auto injuries 863-473-4732 Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted Hours: Monday Friday • 8:30 am 6:00 pm Saturday and earlier or later appointments always available by request. Dr. Maria Carlton, DC Carlton Care Chiropractic C C h h i i r r o o p p r r a a c c t t i i c c • • L L a a s s e e r r • • M M u u s s c c u u l l a a r r T T h h e e r r a a p p y y • • D D i i g g i i t t a a l l X X R R a a y y 105 South 9th Avenue • Wauchula, FL 33873 (Corner of Main & 9th Avenue) www.CarltonCareChiropractic.com soc3:29c The First United Methodist Church of Wauchula at 207 N. Seventh Ave., is holding sev eral events for Holy Week,starting with today (Thursday)in the Maundy Thursday Com munion and Foot WashingService at 7 p .m. The Good Friday Service will be at the Zolfo SpringsFirst United Church, 3402Suwannee St., beginning with the 6:30 p.m. Organ Precludeand Tenebrae (Candle) Serviceat 7. On Easter Sunday, there will be a Sunrise Service at 7:30a.m. at Heritage Park in down town Wauchula, followed by apancake breakfast and EasterEgg Hunt at the church at 9.The Easter Cantata is at 9:45and morning service begins at10:55. –––––– Oak Grove Baptist Church 4350 W. Main St., Wauchula,is hosting several Easter serv ices. On Good Friday, March 30, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., parish ioners can come at any timeand partake of The Lord’sTable “In Remembrance ofMe” and a time of meditation. On Saturday at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 10:45 a.m.,“The Easter Story” a musicaldrama of the Resurrection,will be presented by the com bined choirs, soloists anddrama team directed by Rev.Tim Davis, minister of musicand worship. Sunday School and evening worship is cancelled on EasterSunday. –––––– New Zion Baptist Church at 202 Sidney Roberts Road,Ona, will hold several serviceson Easter Sunday. The day willbegin with Sunrise Service at7 a.m. and continue with Sun day School at 9 and worshipservice at 10. There will be noevening service. –––––– The deadline for Church Newssubmissions is Thursday at 5for the next edition. Church News Don’t Be Left Out! HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM A8 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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–H ARDEE L IVING – soc3:29c PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Bowling Green city employee Roy Briseno stands in a new city park on Lake BranchRoad at the proposed commerce park. The other Bowling Green city parks are Har rington/Liston and Pyatt parks. A fourth park is planned across from the City Hall. NEW CITY PARK PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Seven to nine homes in northeastern Wauchula will be painted for free Saturday,April 7, by volunteers. This is the sixth year of the project sponsored by the City ofWauchula Community Redevelopment Agency and Main Street Wauchula headedby Jessica Newman. To date the program has painted 32 homes with 626 volunteersusing 539 gallons of paint. Volunteers get donuts, pizza and a T-shirt. She spokeMarch 13 to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club. From left are James Braddock, the city'sdirector of support services and internal auditing; Jessica Newman; Noey Flores,Kiwanis president; and Kyle Long, city community development coordinator. PAINT THE TOWN PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Wendy Proctor, major gift officer, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday,March 20, at Mater'z Steak House about Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis. The freecamp fosters a spirit of joy by creating a fee, safe and medically sound camp envi ronment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.This is one of many camps in the U.S. and other countries that are part of Serious Fun Camp founded by Paul Newman, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and others. CampBoggy Creek welcomes children with the following conditions: Arthritis/rheumatic,immune deficiency, severe asthma/airways and assisted ventilation, gastrointestinaldisease, cancer, kidney, craniofacial, transplants, diabetes (family retreat week ends), hemophilia/bleeding disorders, spina bifida, epilepsy, sickle cell, and heart.The 232-acre camp serves children 7-16 who have been diagnosed with chronic orlife-threatening conditions. Call 352-483-4126 or go to campboggycreek.org These camps have doctors and nurses, and children are grouped by medical conditions.From left are Wendy Proctor and Sheila Federico. The camps are funded by dona tions. CAMP BOGGY CREEK PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Jeff Miller, senior accountant, and CPA Matt Reichel of Hackney, Ames and Co.spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 21, at the Java Cafe aboutthe recent tax law passed by Congress. There are income tax deductions for mostAmericans, a lower corporate tax rate and many other changes, including estatetaxes. From left are Matt Reichel, Jeff Miller and Vickie Rogers. NEW TAX LAW CHANGES soc3:29c March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9

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–H ARDEE L IVING – soc3:29c soc3:29c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Lee Mikell, chief operating officer of First National Bank of Wauchula, spoke to theWauchula Kiwanis Club on March 6 at Mater'z Steak House. His topic was globalanalysis of cyber security. "Everyone and every business needs to be diligent toprotect your information and data against cyber attacks," said Mikell, a certifiedinformation security manager. From left are Noey Flores, Kiwanis president andbank assistant vice president, and Lee Mikell. CYBER SECURITY PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Florida Farm Bureau District Field Representative Andy Neuhofer spoke to theWauchula Kiwanis Club on Feb. 20 at Mater'z Steak House. The Hardee County FarmBureau has about 1,100 members. The local Young Farmers and Ranchers hasabout 15 members. Farm Bureau focuses on ensuring the future of family farms,locally grown food and the rural community. Farm Bureau is an advocate to pro mote private enterprise, private property rights and incentive-based regulation."Preserving family farms and agriculture in our state is critical to the economy ofFlorida and our nation for today and tomorrow." Florida Farm Bureau was foundedin the Great Depression of the early 1930s by a group of citrus growers and offersa unified voice for all of Florida agriculture. From left are Roy Petteway, R. Roy Pet teway, Andy Neuhofer and Sam Fite. FARM BUREAU REPORT PHOTO BY JIM KELLY On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Wauchula Kiwanis Club heard a report on economic de velopment in Hardee County. In 2008 the Mosaic agreement provided for $42 mil lion over 10 years to the county and has been amended to $43.2 million over 11years. Since 2010 some $30 million has been received. Investments have gone forcounty/city infrastructure, business facilities, grants to businesses, recruitment withincentives, agriculture test plot, and EDA matching grants. In 2016 19 varieties to taling 1,200 olive trees were planted on five acres at the Hardee Commerce Park.Seven varieties and 180 pomegranate trees were planted. Over 900 hops plantswere set out for the craft brewing industry. The IDA is also experimenting with oilbean plants called Pongamia Pinnata. The combined efforts to date have createdan estimated 450 jobs. From left are club president Noey Flores economic devel opment coordinator; Sarah Pelham; and economic development office managerKristi Schierling. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT This coming weekend will be celebrating His resurrec tion, “Let’s Celebrate HisDeath, Burial and Resurrec tion.” Bowling Green City-Wide Mission will host a Good Fri day service at 7 p.m. at theGreater Macedonia PBChurch, Elder E. Reed, pastor. No school on Good Friday for Hardee County schools. The Bowling Green CityWide Mission’s fourth annualEaster Parade will be Saturday,leaving from St. John AMEChurch at 5 p.m. and ending atGreater MPB Church. If youwill be participating in the pa rade, please be at St. JohnAME Church between 4 and4:30 p.m. to line up. Also, there will be a Cele bration Service immediatelyfollowing the parade at GreaterMPB Church. St. Paul MB Church, the Rev. E. Hollimon, pastor, willhost the Sunrise Easter Serviceat 6 in Zolfo Springs. Churchesin Wauchula, Zolfo, etc. willbe in attendance. All are wel come. Breakfast will beserved. Sunday’s Sunrise Service will begin at 6 at Greater MPBChurch, too. It is at 607 Pal metto St. in Bowling Green.Breakfast will be served. “And the Lord said unto the servant, go out into the high ways and hedges and compelthem to come in, that my housemay be filled,” Luke14:23. St. Mark Baptist Church, Pastor Howard Clark, of PuntaGorda, will be rendering the 3p.m. service Sunday as part ofSt. Paul MB Church’s annualPastor Anniversary Celebra tion for Pastor E. Hollimon inZolfo Springs. The Senior Women Mission Ministry of Beulah MBChurch, the Rev. Dr. LewisShepherd, pastor, of FortMeade, celebrated its day ofservice theme “ChristianWomen Working Together inUnity and Love,” Ephesians 4:4-5. Sis. Renae Jackson ofProgressive MB Church,Wauchula, served as emcee.Guest speaker was Sis. MazieLawson of St. Mary MBChurch, the Rev. Dr. F. Law son of St. Mary M.B. Church,and the Rev. Dr. F. Lawson Jr.,pastor of Parrish. The Zolfo Springs Masonic Lodge No. 223 and GeraldineChapter No. 110 Order of theEastern Star of Wauchula willhost the annual children andyouth Easter egg hunt. It willbe Saturday at the MagnoliaPark on Chamberlain Boule vard. The New Mt. Zion AME Church, the Rev. Willie Hayes,pastor, Easter program will beat the 11 a.m. service for theyouth. St. John AME Church, the Rev. S. Bain, pastor, will cele brate its 111th Church An niversary on Sunday, April 8.All are welcome. The South Central Florida Baptist Association Inc., theRev. Dr. Jerry B. Alexander,moderator, and Sis. JewellWoodall, general secretary,will be at its Florida GeneralBaptist Convention AnnualSession April 2-6 in Jack sonville. The fish fry for the Mc Cray-Johnson family was Fri day afternoon at theirresidence in Wauchula. The family of James King Fish Fry was Friday at the Ma sonic Hall on M.L. KingBoulevard. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of FrankJohnson, who passed onThursday. Happy belated birthday to Girlene McWhorter on her81st birthday on March 10.She was surprised by her chil dren with a fish dinner, familygathering with friends, and anenjoyable time. Night of Praise will be April 7 at 6 at New True MiracleChurch Headquarters. Theservice will be convening at Jerusalem Church of God inChrist, Pastor M. Barnes. TrueMiracle Church of the LivingGod Inc. overseer Dolly M.Cook, pastor, will be in wor ship. All welcome. Pastor’s 19th annual An niversary Celebration wasMarch 16-18, honoring PastorElder Thelma Guice. Theme:“A Pastor Illustrating HolyLiving Through Precept andExample,” Titus 2:7, 1Corinthians 11:1. All serviceswere at the House of GodChurch of the Living God inArcadia. Bishop Rebecca W. Fletcher, chief overseer;Bishop Willie Walker, statebishop; and Elder WilliamGuice, assistant pastor. Elder Thelma Guice at tended and graduated fromSmith-Brown. Worked at G.Pierce Wood Hospital in dif ferent capacities, attendedSouth Florida Community College, graduated with an AA Degree in human services,worked 33 years for the De partment of Children & Fami lies. She received a BS Degreefrom the University of SouthFlorida. Friday evening speaker was Exhorter Bernadette Guice.The Progressive Male Choruswas in attendance with musicselection. Saturday at 7 p.m.guest speaker was the Rev.Jaccarie Simons of LifeChanging Experience BaptistChurch of Port Charlotte. Sun day at 4 p.m., presiding wasElder Georgia Lemon, HOGCof St. Petersburg. SpeakerElder Tracy Davis, HOGC ofApopka. Dinner was served in the Elder Evelyn Jones FellowshipHall. Elder Guice is married toElder William Guice. Theyhave eight children and 19grandchildren. Tomorrow is Good Friday. As you know, this is the holi day where Christians com memorate the crucifixion ofJesus Christ at Calvary. 4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 A10 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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soc3:29c House of Praise 3920 Murray Rd. Bowling Green Easter Service and Egg Hunt April 1 at 10:30 am See you there! soc3:29p Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!There is so much beauty this time of the year and it isjust fitting at the beginning towish everyone a HappyEaster. Remember the reason for the season. We had a goodmessage at church last Sun day, Palm Sunday. In just ashort week how thingschanged so long ago. There was a memorial serv ice last Saturday at Fort GreenBaptist for Brave Noah. Bravewas a Choctaw Indian andfull-blooded. The flowers thatSusan Williamson fixed werethe most beautiful and mostfitting I have ever seen. It wasthree sticks which looked likea teepee with the flowers inthe middle along with feath ers. Really a terrific job. Bravewill be missed. They hadmoved from Hardee County toBradenton. Brother Steve is home again but Tara stayed in Texaswaiting to celebrate theirgranddaughter’s birthday. Shewill be home before too long,and no grandparent can blameher for staying a little longer! The sanctuary has been decorated by the ABC girlsagain. This time they havebeautiful Easter lilies for themain flower. They always doa terrific job. This coming Saturday there will be an Easter egg hunt atFort Green from 10 a.m. untilnoon. Usually they have a hotdog lunch for the children. Allthey need to bring is their bas kets to put their eggs in. Hope to see you there. Everyone was reminded to bring yard flowers for thecross outside of the church onEaster Sunday. This is a tradi tion at Fort Green. Barbara Brannan enjoyed having her sister, Cindy, visitand attend church with her lastSunday. Also visitors wereDavid and Amanda Hortonwith their little daughter. Sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of RuthDriggers Moye. I used to visitwith her when I went toResthaven, and also used tosee her when we were fishingat Arbuckle. I would have at tended the Celebration of Lifeif I had known. Roy Wineguard said he went to school with KathyKing, another name in theobituaries. He was at the fu neral last Saturday and wassaddened by the loss of aclassmate. Cindy Williams is in the Sarasota hospital. R.C. Weeks,who lives in Lake Placid, isnot doing well. I heard NormNickerson is battling Parkin son’s. Kenny Lambert andJudy Miller are still in need ofprayer. We have a nephew suf fering from Parkinson’s but atthe present has it under con trol, although there is no cure.Jan Platt is still in the Lake land hospital. Norman Hunt isexpecting additional surgeryduring the first week of April.Please pray for all of these. Andrew Casey was at church last Sunday, and noth ing makes Barbara or Tim happier than to have himhome for a visit even though itis always too short. There was an advertisement on the television the other dayand for a brief moment itshowed girls double jump rop ing. I doubt anyone can dothat anymore even thoughwhen I was in grammar schoolit was a standard activity at re cess. Also, jump board wasanother activity until the prin cipal outlawed it for fear ofsomeone breaking a leg. Theboys played marbles, and Idoubt any of the youth oftoday can even shoot marbles!Times sure have changed as itis a computer world. I have not heard if the march in Bowling Green wasa success or not. Sam Fite saidthe young man in charge wasnot totally into gun control.The guns do not shoot anyone,but the person holding it. Ipersonally think it is wrongthat a young person can gointo the military at 18 and pos sibly younger but it is notlegal for that same young per son to buy a gun until 21. If they would enforce the laws already on the books theywould not need new ones. I either read or saw on tele vision that the mayor of NewYork is sending the money toput on the rallies, and thennow heard that Oprah is alsopromoting them with hermoney! Oh well, can’t change the world. Please pray for one another and our nation. Things got a lot livelier on Brookside Way this week be cause Dar Willette has her foursisters visiting here from Min nesota and Wisconsin. Notonly are they here now, butthey will be here for twoweeks. Puts a smile on myface because I’m a dad to fivedaughters and of course my wife Dee. Please pray for Bob! As time gets closer for me to head north, my plans are towrite the Brookside News ar ticle through the month ofApril and then once a monthuntil I return in December. Inthe months I am gone I willget my information from TerriGodin and of course Linda Hutson. But, if any of you full-time folks have something ofinterest, please feel free to callme. I am writing this articleon Friday, March 23 but to morrow is the “Steak Dinner.” As overwhelming as the project is at times, it bringsgreat joy to watch my friendsand neighbors dig in and dothe all the work this project re quires. That makes it fun!Thanks to all! Pictured at the pool are Troy Stegner and daughterLilly. It has been perfect poolweather. This week we are writing about a lady who is an all time“Citizen of the Year” candi date. It is hard to think of any one else who is always therewhen she is needed. MeetDolly Gray! Dolly has been inour park since the year 2000 and leads the Monday morn ing coffee session. I personally marvel at the job she does each and everyMonday morning. It is not aneasy job of controlling arowdy bunch of seniors, get ting all the park informationout and ending it in a timelyfashion. Besides her leadership roles, it is rare that she is notat a park function. She is a reg ular at the pool most morn ings, a fixture at the ladiesluncheons, is a line dancer, at tends plays and in general isanywhere she is needed. Shealso joins a group of ladies fora mid day cocktail. I joinedthis charming lady at JoyceSchmitzer’s house and wasimpressed with her positiveoutlook and giving heart.Thank you Dolly! COURTESY PHOTOS Troy Stegner and daugher Lilly. Dolly Gray. Dar Willette with her four sisters who are visiting fromMinnesota and Wisconsin. Brookside Bluff News By Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HVAC MECHANICAL AND CONTROL SERVICES HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES Sealed bids will be received by The School Board ofHardee County, at the school board office, 1009 North6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873 until 2:00 p.m. onMay 7, 2018, at which time all bids shall be publiclyopened for providing mechanical HVAC Mechanicaland Control Services which shall include preventative,predictive and repair services in accordance with thespecifications to Hardee County School District facili ties. Locations included are: Hardee Senior High,Wauchula Elementary School and Cafeteria, Curricu lum/Board Room Building, North Wauchula Elementary,Zolfo Springs Elementary, Hilltop Elementary/HardeeJunior High and Bowling Green Elementary.Each Bid must be accompanied by a certified check orbid bond in the amount of not less than 5% of the basebid guaranteeing that the successful bidder will executeand furnish the Owner a performance and paymentbond as per the specifications for 100% of the contractprice within ten (10) days after acceptance of the bid bythe Board. Bidder must be a licensed Florida Contrac tor (“Contractor”) unless otherwise set forth in these biddocuments.Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on April 16, 2018 at 2:00P.M. at the Hardee County Educational Facilities,1015 SR 66, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. Bid specifica tions, will be presented during this meeting. All bidding contractors shall attend the pre-bid confer ence in order to have a valid bid proposal consideredfor this project. Bid Proposals from Contractors not inattendance of the mandatory pre-bid conference will beconsidered unresponsive.Each bid shall be submitted to the Office of the Super intendent of Schools, Hardee County School Board,P.O. Box 1678, Wauchula, FL 33873. Bids shall beSealed and plainly marked as follows: BID – HVAC Services2:00 P.M. May 7, 2018 The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bidsreceived and to waive any and all irregularities in regardthereto.Bid tabulations with recommended awards shall beposted for review by interested parties at the HardeeCounty School Board office and their web site:www.hardee.k12.fl.us. Failure to file a protest within thetime prescribed by Section 120.53(5), Florida Statutes,shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter120, Florida Statutes.Bob ShaymanSuperintendent of Schools 3:29c –H ARDEE L IVING – Thirty-two Hardee High School graduates of the Classof '65 and their guests reunitedon March 10. The reunion celebration was held at the pavilion at PioneerPark in Zolfo Springs, directlybehind the old Zolfo Springsswimming pool, which onweekends in summers in the‘60s drew large crowds fromcommunities all around. The classmates shared spe cial memories of their schooldays and times spent at thepool. The celebration began at 11 a.m. and lasted until late after noon. Graduates brought cov ered dishes and Pete Marovichprovided and barbecuedchicken for everyone to enjoy. Dottie Lambert Vasquez, who lives in Alaska, planned afamily visit to Florida in con junction with the reunion. Oth ers traveled from Tallahassee,Vero Beach, St. Petersburg,Clearwater and Fort Myers toattend this event. Many in thisclass still live in HardeeCounty. The Class of '65 celebrated its 50th anniversary at thehome of Carl and DebbieScheipsmeier in 2015 and, thanks to the communicationand organizational skills ofDonna Scott, has reunited atthe pavilion one Saturday inMarch every year since. Several have indicated they wish to continue this event each year. A date has not been confirmed, but early March2019 is projected. The classmates and their guests also meet for lunch the first Tuesday of each month at Pioneer Restaurant in ZolfoSprings. For more information, email Donna Scott at donna.scott. scbc@gmail.com HHS Class Of 1965 Holds Annual Reunion Celebration COURTESY PHOTO Members of the Hardee High School Class of 1965 at their annual reunion earlierthis month are (front row, from left) Chip Ballard, Donna Burnett Whittington, DianeDeters Chancey, Dottie Lambert Vaszquez, Sue Carlton, Bobby Terrell, Carol KnightStone and Pete Marovich; (second row) Ron Walker, Joan Ward Radford and BrendaKnight Roberts; (third row) Charlie Scott, Robert Roberts, Bess Allen Stallings andGeorge "Shack" Blanton: (fourth row) Ben Hart, Donna Colding Scott, Emmy LouBanks Whitehurst and Jeri Brown Flowers; (fifth row) Ronnie Wilson, CarlScheipsmeier, Earl Lindsey, Doyle Carlton, Dwayne Shiver and Class of ’66 memberGeorge McGee; (sixth row) Phillip Bumby, Pat Albritton, Sue Parker Martin and DianKnight Driskell; (back row) Charles Searcy and Joe Carlton. Not pictured: Pat Boree McAllister and Gayle Keene Story. THINKSOMEONENEEDSHELP? 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A12 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018 P P R R E E C C O O P P I I C C N N I I C C COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Peace River Electric Cooperative hosted its 78th annualmembership meeting on Saturday, March 17, with resi dents from the cooperative’s 10-county service area turn ing out in droves to partake in the sunshine along withsnacks from salty to sweet, hot dogs piled high with trim mings, a variety of information helpful to daily living, freegiveaway items, cooperative business updates and a num ber of door prizes. Live entertainment included The McMil lans, the Manatee River Bluegrass Band and TommyBrandt. It was a fun day and way to keep up with the mat ters which effect PRECO members.

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Born in Avon Park Bowling Green Elementary Fourth grade ELA This is my first year teaching. I have substituted, volunteered, and interned for 5 years. High School Diploma — Hardee Senior High Bachelor’s in Elementary Education • South Florida State College Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love going to amusement parks and concerts. I became a teacher because when you’re a child, you look up to grownups that inspire you. You want to be exactly like them when you grow up. My inspiration was my kindergarten teacher. That was my initial purpose of pursuing a career in teaching. That stayed with me my entire life. I wanted to help children reach their full potential just as my teachers helped me reach mine. My most rewarding moment as a teacher has been witnessing the “light bulb” turn on a student’s face when a certain lesson they have been struggling on. Something most people don’t know about me: I lived in South Carolina for the majority of my childhood. Born in Richlands, Virginia North Wauchula Elementary Second grade • 42 years teaching experience High School Diploma — Central High, Blountville, Tennessee A.A. Degree — South Florida Community College • B.S. Degree — Florida Southern College I am married to Timothy Alan Chaney and have two children, Kara Leigh Pretty, 36, and Lucas Alan Chaney, 28. Hobbies/Interests: I love to spend time with my four grandchildren! Why I became a teacher: My mother was a teacher in Virginia and my love of school began at an early age. Even in elementary school, I helped my teachers with other students and my desire to teach never changed. I have always wanted children to be successful and hoped that I had helped them on that path. Most rewarding moment(s) as a teacher: I think my favorite moments are when I see former students all grown up with their families and at their jobs. I tell myself that maybe they will remember a little part of the things we shared in a year’s time when I felt like they were part mine. I have always spoken of my students as my children and sometimes I have been asked, “How many children do you have?” One of my former principals told me that I couldn’t teach them everything in one year, but I just keep trying. Something most people don’t know about me: When I was in elementary school, I attended seven different elementary schools. Born in Arcadia Zolfo Springs Elementary Fifth grade reading • 3 years teaching experience High School Diploma — Hardee Senior High Bachelor’s in History — Florida Gulf Coast University I am married to Justin Christianson and have one child, Kieran Christianson, 3. Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, writing, spending time in the mountains at our family cabin, going to historical sites/museums, and traveling. I became a teacher because I grew up with family members in the school system and had many teachers that had made an impact on my life. Even though I went through college working towards a history degree, I realized that I love the process of learning and my favorite jobs were the ones where I spent time around children. I decided t o work towards a teaching certificate, and this was the best decision that I could have made. I come into work everyday loving what I do and am able to teach at a school that feels like a family. My most rewarding moment as a teacher is when I see my students begin to make connections when they are reading. I love seeing their expressions when they make an important connection to the story, and how excited they are that they were able to understand it. Something most people don’t know about me: I recently just completed a cross country road trip to British Columbia in Canada. I drove six thousand miles this summer with a toddler in the car. Born in Winter Haven Hardee Senior High Business teacher, grades 9-12; Career and Technology Education I spent the first 10 years as a teacher at Hardee Junior High teaching Introduction to Computer courses. I am currently in my 3rd year at Hardee Senior High Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat! I am a proud graduate of Hardee Senior High School, Class of 2001. Associate of Arts, Polk Community College • Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Florida Gulf Coast University I’ve been married 13 years to my high school sweetheart, Ryan Hayes. Our son, Eli, is 10 years old and our daughter, Ella Ray, is 6. Hobbies/Interests: I’m totally a saltwater junkie! I love fishing with my family and spending as much time on the water as possible. Top it off with lunch at a good restaurant, and that’s pretty much heaven on Earth to me. I became a teacher because I have always loved children. All the way through my school years, I was a nanny and babysat every chance I could. As I grew up and graduated from college, I wanted to turn my love for young people into a career. Mrs. Mae Robinson gave me my first opportunity in the classroom, and with that I began an overwhelming year that would turn into a true passion. Most rewarding moment(s) as a teacher: When I see a student successful in the workplace, on a return from the military, or as a student in college working to carry out their career dreams, the feeling of pride that I have for them is overcoming. Being given the privilege of seeing them shape their lives as they enter adulthood is such a priceless joy that I feel so fortunate to be a part of. Something most people don’t know about me: I have wracked my brain, but I honestly can’t think of a single thing. I’m pretty much an open book. Meet Our Teachers Hardee County School District Janet Guido Peggy Robinson Chaney Regina Ussery Ashleigh Hayes Born in Clewiston Hilltop Elementary First grade • 8 years teaching experience High School Diploma — Mulberry Senior High, Mulberry Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education — University of South Florida I am married to Pedro Gallegos Jr. and have two children, Shaila Gallegos, 4, and Giselle Gallegos, 1. Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, writing, gardening, stargazing and spending quality time with my family. It was working with at-risk youth that I realized my true calling was to be a teacher. Through all the trials and tribulations I came to realize that I truly made a difference in their lives. Quite honestly, they made a difference in mine. It was a challenge, but in the end it was very rewarding. To this day, many have found me and thanked me for pushing them to do their very best. Most rewarding moment(s) as a teacher: Each year around April-May, I look for their astonished faces after they achieve their goals and overcome their fears of not knowing how to read, count, and calculate numbers. Those are the moments I take in and in return I feel a sense of pride that I was a part of that. Something most people don’t know about me: I once visited the mummies of Guanajuato and saw the smallest mummy in the world. Cristina Gallegos 3:29c A14 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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Herald-AdvocateThursday, March 29, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee County Sole Crushers took 14 first place ti tles at the Florida Youth Invi tational at Lake Minneola onMarch 10. “The team came home with 33 medals and several personalbests,” noted coach ReganDavenport. Shanah Virgile took first place in the 800m with a timeof 3:04 in the 7-8 age division. Ava Roberts claimed first place titles with a time of10:31 in the 1500m run and indiscuss in the 11-12 division. Yadira Sanchez claimed first in the 1500m with a time of6:12 in the 13-13 division. In the 15-16 division, Adri ana Mier was first in the1500m with a time of 5:15. Tatianna Mier was first in the 1500m with a time of 5:33,the 800m with a time of 2:47,and the 400m with a time of1:11 in the 17-18 division. Rey Mier was first in the discus with a distance of 49’1”in the 11-12 division. William Miramontes was first in the 1500 m with a timeof 5:23 and the 800m with atime of 2:39 in the 13-14 divi sion. Also in the boy’s 13-14 divi sion, the relay time of Mira montes, Jacob Duncan, ZanderDurastanti, and LeonardFrame took first in the4x400m. Zackary Durastanti took first in the 1500m with a timeof 4:43 and the 800m with atime of 2:11 in the 17-18 divi sion. Earning MVP awards were: Rey Mier, Darius Yang,Amelia Roberts, TatiannaMier, Cameron White, andWilliam Miramontes. Thecheer award was presented toSaige Ward. Individual Results Girls 5-6 Long Jump: 2nd, Amelia Roberts, 6’7”; 8th, Is abella Mier, 4’9”. Girls 5-6 100m: 7th, Amelia Roberts, 20.96; 12th, IsabellaMier, 22.46. Girls 5-6 200m: 5th, Amelia Roberts, 47.48; 17th, IsabellaMier, 56.87. Girls 7-8 400m: 13th, Jaz zlyn Porter, 1:36. Girls 7-8 200m: 21st, Jaz zlyn Porter, 43.21. Girls 7-8 Long Jump: 7th, Shanah Virgile, 7’9”; 8th, Jaz zlyn Porter, 6’8”. Girls 7-8 1500m: 2nd, Shanah Virgile, 6:17. Girls 7-8 800m: 1st, Shanah Virgile, 3:04. Girls 9-10 400m: 4th, Lily beth Baker, 1:23; 10th,Amariya Dobson, 1:23. Girls 9-10 200m: 11th, Amariya Dobson, 35.45; 12th,Lilybeth Baker, 36.14. Girls 9-10 Long Jump: 5th, Amariya Dobson, 8’9”. Girls 9-10 800m: 3rd, Lily beth Baker, 3:18. Girls 11-12 1500m: 1st, Ava Roberts, 10:31. Girls 11-12 Discus: 1st, Ava Roberts.; 2nd, Enaila Virgile. Girls 11-12 Shot Put: 5th, Ava Roberts; 7th, Enaila Vir gile. Girls 11-12 400m: 17th, Enaila Virgile, 1:27. Girls 13-14 1500m: 1st, Yadira Sanchez, 6:12. Girls 13-14 800m: 3rd, Yadira Sanchez, 3:02; 5th,Mikayla Virgile, 3:12; 9th,Saige Ward, 3:42. Girls 13-14 400m: 9th, Yadira Sanchez, 1:15; 14th,Mikayla Virgile, 1:18. Girls 13-14 200m: 14th, Mikayla Virgile, 33.40. Girls 13-14 Shot Put: 5th, Saige Ward. Girls 13-14 Discus: 4th, Saige Ward, 29’1”. Girls 15-16 1500m: 1st, Adrianna Mier, 5:33. Girls 15-16 800m: 2nd, Adrianna Mier, 2:35. Girls 15-16 400m: 4th, Adrianna Mier, 1:05. Girls 17-18 1500m: 1st, Ta tianna Mier, 5:33. Girls 17-18 800m: 1st, Ta tianna Mier, 2:47. Girls 17-18 400m: 1st, Ta tianna Mier, 1:11. Boys 7-8 100m: 42nd, Tony Virgile, 18.70. Boys 7-8 200m: 23rd, Tony Virgile, 40.19. Boys 7-8 400m: 21st, Tony Virgile, 1:39. Boys 9-10 1500m: 2nd, Nolan Roberts, 6:05; 4th,Joshua White, 6:17. Boys 9-10 800m: 3rd, Nolan Roberts, 3:07; 5th, JoshuaWhite, 3:21. Boys 9-10 Long Jump: 5th, Nolan Roberts, 8’9”; 6th,Joshua White, 8’4”. Boys 9-10 Shot Put: 6th, Jor dan Greene, 14’7”. Boys 9-10 200m: 18th, Jor dan Greene, 43.64. Boys 9-10 400m: 18th, Jor dan Greene, 1:45. Boys 11-12 Shot Put: 2nd, Rey Mier, 25’10”. Boys 11-12 Discus: 1st, Rey Mier, 49’1”. Boys 11-12 200m: 15th, Lane Pippen, 33.48; 20th, ReyMier, 36.64. Boys 11-12 100m: 6th, Joshua Porter, 13.82. Boys 11-12 400m: 8th, Joshua Porter, 1:10; 12th, LanePippen, 1:12. Boys 11-12 Long Jump: 4th, Joshua Porter, 13’6”. Boys 11-12 800m: 3rd, Cameron White, 3:00; 4th,Lane Pippen, 3:00. Boys 11-12 1500m: 2nd, Austin Ulm, 5:33; 5th,Cameron White, 5:59. Boys 11-12 Turbo Javelin: 3rd, Cameron White, 50’5”. Boys 13-14 100m Hurdles: 3rd, Leonard Frame, 26.58. Boys 13-14 400m: 8th, William Miramontes, 1:08;22nd, Leonard Frame, 1:18;23rd, Darius Yang, 1:30. Boys 13-14 200m: 21st, Leonard Frame, 34.40. Boys 13-14 4x400m Relay: 1st, Leonard Frame, ZanderDurastanti, Jacob Duncan,William Miramontes. Boys 13-14 1500m: 1st, William Miramontes, 5:23;5th, Zander Durastanti, 5:37;6th, Jacob Duncan, 5:53. Boys 13-14 800m: 1st, William Miramontes, 2:39;2nd, Zander Durastanti, 2:42;9th, Jacob Duncan, 3:03. Boys 13-14 Long Jump: 12th, Jacob Duncan, 9’4”. Boys 13-14 Shot Put: 6th, Darius Yang, 19’2”. Boys 13-14 Discus: 6th, Darius Yang, 49’6”. Boys 17-18 1500m: 1st, Za ckary Durastanti, 4:43. Boys 17-18 800m: 1st, Za ckary Durastanti, 2:11. Boys 17-18 400m: 3rd, Za ckary Durastanti, 58.59. Sole Crushers Take 14 Titles Amelia Roberts took second in the long jump in her age division. The relay team of Leonard Frame, Zander Durastanti, Jacob Duncan, and WilliamMiramontes took first place honors in the 4x400m relay in the 13-14 age division. COURTESY PHOTO The runners dash from the starting line during an event at the Florida Youth Invitational earlier this month at Lake Minneola. Ava Roberts took first place in the 11-12 age division inthe 1500m. Leonard Frame took third place in the 100m hurdles inthe 13-14 age division. Adrianna and Tatianna Mier were both impressive in the 1500m. Joshua White took fourth place in the 1500m in the 9-10 age division. Enaila Virgile took seventh in the shotput in the 11-12 age division.

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Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriages licenses were issued recentlyin the office of the countycourt: Guilebaldo Ramirez Sebas tian, 27, Bowling Green, andRufina Edifed MendozaMorales, 26, Bowling Green. Trevor A. Valery, 39, Bowl ing Green, and Yoshina A.Cumberbatch-Godet, 38,North Port. The following small claims cases were disposed of re cently by the county judge: Highlands Regional Med ical Center vs. Brandon A.Wright, judgment. The Palms Apartments vs. Eursika V. Owens, judgment ofeviction. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanorcases were disposed of re cently in county court: Adan Hernandez Molina, DUI—enhanced, license sus pended six months, tag im pounded 10 days, ignitioninterlock six months, $1,603fines, costs and fees. Jose Antonio Paniagua, vio lation of probation (originalcharged DUI and leaving thescene of an accident), proba tion reinstated with 12 com munity service hours per week. Paul Ureste, violation of probation (original charge DUIand refusal to submit to DUItest), probation reinstated witheight community service hoursper week. Derek Dempsey Alday, vio lation of an injunction for pro tection, not prosecuted. Sara Chavira, battery, trans ferred to pretrial diversion pro gram, return May2. Prsemyslaw Richard Lelewer, domestic battery, notprosecuted. Santos Luna, violation of an injunction for protection, 31days in jail with credit for timeserved, $495 fines, costs andfees. Jose Luis Mata, disorderly intoxication, $500 fines, costsand fees. Maria Elizabeth Murphy, making harassing telephonecalls, transferred to pretrial di version program, return Apr.25. Corey Patsourakia, posses sion of drug paraphernalia, ad judication withheld, $465fines, costs and fees; posses sion of cannabis, not prose cuted. Herbert Battles, domestic battery, completed pretrial di version program, not prose cuted. Rebecca Lolene Bragg, bat tery, completed pretrial diver sion program, not prosecuted. David Moh, domestic bat tery, completed pretrial diver sion program, not prosecuted. Elizabeth Tavira, domestic battery, completed pretrial di version program, not prose cuted. William Alexander Carlton, petit theft, 31 days in jail withcredit for time served, $575fines, costs and fees. Nathan Ray Deanda, resist ing/obstructing an officer with out violence, dismissed. Christopher Lewis Mack, criminal mischief, 59 days injail with credit for time served,$250 restitution and $575fines, costs and fees placed onlien. Helmiro Andrew Garcia, petit theft, 30 days in jail withcredit for time served, $775fines, costs and fees placed onlien. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the of fice of the circuit court: HSBC Bank vs. Zelda L. Shine and others, petition toforeclose mortgage. Carl Petz vs. Shane Baker and the state Department ofCorrections (DOC), petition toreview inmate situation. New Penn Financial vs. Yin Ping Wang and others, petitionto foreclose mortgage. Cheltzey Makala Vang and Mark Peng Vang, divorce. Luis Flores Castrejon and Aida Gaspar, divorce. Tiffany Verrell vs. Kyle Javan McNutt, petition for in junction for protection. Roberto Martinez Jr. and Michelle Lee Martinez, di vorce. Jaime Platt vs. American In tegrity Insurance Co., dam ages—contracts andindebtedness. Chiquita Bridette Robinson and Willie James Robinson, di vorce. Mako Wakeley vs. Martha Jane Bowerbank, petition forinjunction for protection. Homer Lee Carpenter vs. Martha Jane Bowerbank, peti tion for injunction for protec tion. South Fort Meade Land Management vs. IDOB Inc.,petition to clarify land title. Tonya Richardson vs. Gilbert Carrion Jr., petition forinjunction for protection. Lacresha Denise Carlton and the state Department ofRevenue (DOR) vs. CharlesEdward Bratto Simmons, peti tion for administrative childsupport order. All Medical Personnel vs. Diego Fallon d/b/a Bay StreetMedical, damages—contractsand indebtedness. Loranza Alamia and George Alamia, divorce. Amanda Brees and Ova Lee Fields Jr., divorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit courtjudge: Cristie Leann Anderson and DOR vs. Clinton ArteviousAnderson, modification ofchild support. Samantha Diane Minor Hodges and ChristopherHodges, divorce. Heather Elizabeth Sconyers and DOR vs. Amanda JeanBenner, child support order. Michelle Harper and DOR vs. Carlo Harper II, order. Marlene Janel Parker and DOR vs. Joshua Lopez, order. Charline Mae Hubbard and DOR vs. Richard EdwardHart, child support order. Olivia Galvan Castaneda and DOR vs. Alfredo Cas taneda, amended child supportorder. Elizabeth J. DeLeon and Jose Luis DeLeon Jr., stipu lated order on child support. Sandra Elizabeth Flores and DOR vs. Asuncion Leon,amended order of child sup port contempt. Jodi Griffin and DOR vs. Manuel Martinez, order onchild support contempt. Maria J. Leija Valadez and Mario Y. Valadez, order. Rosa Arturo vs. Florida De partment of Corrections(DOC), inmate petition trans ferred to Leon County. Clement John Schipper and Emily Stygler Schipper, di vorce. Mark Roberts and Lorraine Ann Roberts, divorce. Leroy C. Reed vs. DOC, in mate petition dismissed. Jacqueline Faulk vs. Angel Simmons, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Solomon Roberts vs. DOC, inmate petition denied. Archie Hines vs. State of Florida, inmate petition de nied. Nunhems USA Inc. vs. Sev ert & Sons Produce Inc., de fault judgment. Michael Grider vs. DOC, inmate petition denied. Keith Lamont Peters vs. Hardee Correction Institution,inmate petition denied. Robert Hinnerman vs. DOC, inmate petition denied. The following felony crim inal cases were disposed ofrecently by the circuit judge.Defendants have been adju dicated guilty unless notedotherwise. When adjudica tion is withheld, it is pendingsuccessful completion of pro bation. Sentences are pur suant to an investigativereport and the recommenda tion of the state probation of fice and also state sentencingguidelines. Final discretion isleft to the judge. Clemente Delarosa, posses sion of cannabis and twocounts possession of drugparaphernalia, transferred todrug pretrial diversion pro gram. Helmiro Garcia, fleeing or attempting to elude an office,and violation of probation(original charges two countssale of methamphetaminewithin 1,000 feet of a church),probation revoked, FloridaState Prison, 72 months withcredit for time served, $1,270fines, costs and fees placed onlien. Carter Coleman Rucker, possession of cocaine and pos session of drug paraphernalia,transferred to drug pretrial di version program, return Apr. 3. Matthew Webb, violation of probation (original charge flee ing to elude an officer), drugoffender probation modified toinclude 100 hours communityservice, $100 fee added to out standing fines, costs and fees. Catalina Almaraz-Ruiz, child abuse—amended to con tributing to the delinquency ofa minor, 90 days in jail withcredit for time served, $1,270fines, costs and fees placed onlien; aggravated assault with adeadly weapon, not prose cuted. Randall James Bacon, three counts possession of childpornography and four countsenhanced child pornography,designated sexual offender,Florida State Prison five years,plus probation 15 years withelectronic monitoring, $2,079fines, costs and fees placed onlien; 77 counts possession ofpornography, not prosecuted. Christopher Lewis Mack, battery on a law enforcementofficer, resisting/obstructing an 3:29c 2018 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida unless otherwise noted BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSRegular meetings first Thurs. at 8:30 a.m. & third Thurs. at 6:00 p.m.MONTH OF April–05th at 8:30 a.m. and 19th at 6:00 p.m.Planning Session –No Planning Session ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY “INDEPENDENT BOARD” MONTH OF April– No meeting scheduled.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH.Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.MONTH OF April–10th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD – meets first Thursday night ofeach month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF April– 05th CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARDMeets on the second Monday night of each month at 6 :00 p.m. in Building Department Conference Roo m, 401 West Main Street MONTH OF April–09th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARDMeets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF April– 02nd LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARDFriends of Library meets on first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.at Library in Annex II MONTH OF April – 03rd HOUSING AUTHORITYMeets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive Wauchula MONTH OF April – No meeting scheduledHARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARDUsually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.MONTH OF April – 17th This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needingto make special arrangements should contact the County Commis sioner’s office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meet ing.This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. Ifa person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, withrespect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/shewill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for s uch purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedingis made, which record includes the testimony and evidence uponwhich the appeal is to be based. 3:29nc PUBLIC NOTICE The Office of Hardee County Emergency Managementhas scheduled a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) meet ing on April 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., located at theHardee Emergency Operations Center, 404 West Or ange Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.The purpose of a local mitigation strategy is to reducethe human, environmental, and economic costs of dis asters. Mitigation is any action taken to permanently re duce or eliminate long-term risks to people and theirproperty from the effects of disasters.The goal of the LMS meeting will be to identify specificsteps to be taken to reduce the impacts of various nat ural hazards, the timing of those steps, potential fundingsources, their priority within the community, and the en tities responsible for implementing each of them. Please come participate in this informative and impor tant public meeting.For more information, please call the Emergency Man agement Office at 863-773-6373. 3:29,4:5c PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified of the following Temporary Road Closure in Hardee County Parnell Road (CR 671) at Bridge north of North Hammock Road April 2, 2018 – July 1, 2018 Questions 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 NOTICE OF PROPOSEDRULE: The Southwest Florida Water Management District isproposing to amend the follow ing rule(s): 40D-1.660 Publications, Formsand Agreements Incorporatedby ReferenceThe purpose of this rulemakingis to incorporate the amendedEnvironmental Resource PermitApplicant’s Handbook Volume IIby reference. The amendmentsto Volume II of the Handbookwere necessary to provideminor corrections in citationsand wording and to clarify cer tain provisions.The Notice of Proposed Rule making appeared in the FloridaAdministrative Register, Vol. 44,No. 55, onMarch 20, 2018. A copy of theproposed rule can be viewed onthe District’s website athttp://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/rules/proposed/.Pursuant to the provisions of theAmericans with Disabilities Act,any person requiring special ac commodations to provide com ments on this rulemaking isasked to contact SWFWMDHuman Resources Director,(352) 796-7211, ext. 4703; 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.4703; or ADACoordinator@Wa terMatters.org. If you are hear ing or speech impaired, pleasecontact the agency using theFlorida Relay Service,1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or1(800)955-8770 (Voice).IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21DAYS OF THE DATE OF THISNOTICE, A HEARING WILL BESCHEDULED AND AN NOUNCED IN THE FAR.THE PERSON TO BE CON TACTED REGARDING THEPROPOSED RULES AND TOOBTAIN A COPY IS: Adrienne E.Vining, SWFWMD, 7601 High way 301 North, Tampa, FL33637-6759, (813) 985-7481,ext. 4657; email adrienne.vin ing@swfwmd.state.fl.us (OGC#2014024). 3:29c The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District(SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to whichall interested persons are in vited:Environmental Advisory Com mittee will tour the RockPonds Ecosystem RestorationProject to learn about thelargest coastal habitat restora tion project done in TampaBay.DATE/TIME: Tuesday, April 10,2018; 1:30 p.m.PLACE: 4480 County LineRoad, Ruskin, FL 34221A copy of the agenda may beobtained by contacting: Water Matters.org – Boards, Meetings& Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211.The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District (District)does not discriminate on thebasis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves everyaspect of the District’s functions,including access to and partici pation in the District’s programsand activities. Anyone requiringreasonable accommodation asprovided for in the Americanswith Disabilities Act should con tact the District’s Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379Broad St., Brooksville, FL34604-6899; telephone (352)796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FLonly), ext. 4703; or email ADA Coordinator@WaterMatters.org.If you are hearing or speech im paired, please contact theagency using the Florida RelayService, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD)or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).If any person decides to appealany decision made by theBoard/Committee with respectto any matter considered at thismeeting or hearing, he/she willneed to ensure that a verbatimrecord of the proceeding ismade, which record includesthe testimony and evidencefrom which the appeal is to beissued. For more information, you maycontact: Kelly.schwegel@wa termatters.org; 1(800)423-1476(FL only) or (352)796-7211,x4605 (Ad Order EXE0613) 3:29c Notices officer with violence, and vio lation of probation (originalcharge burglary of structure),probation revoked, FloridaState Prison two years, $1,672fines, costs and fees placed onlien. Johnnie Meza Jr., violation of probation (original chargespossession of methampheta mine, burglary of a con veyance and grand theft auto),probation revoked, drug of fender community control—house arrest with condition ofinpatient drug treatment, $150fees added to outstandingfines, costs and fees. Kaycha Rivera, neglect of child, neglect of child causinggreat bodily harm and carryinga concealed weapon, FloridaState Prison 90 months withcredit for time served, $1,871fines, costs and fees placed onlien. Francisco Salas, violation of probation (original chargefelony driving while licensesuspended), probation termi nated unsuccessfully. Clifton Thomas, violation of probation (original chargegrand theft), probation modi fied to include 30 days in jailand an additional year of pro bation, $350 fees and costsadded to outstanding fines,costs and fees. Ronaldo Tomas, burglary with assault/battery and bat tery, released to Immigration. Raul Trevino, possession of methamphetamine and posses sion of drug paraphernalia, notprosecuted. Crystal Rene Williams, pub lic assistance fraud, not prose cuted. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 ormore were filed recently inthe office of the clerk ofcourt: Colin Jame Montieth to Pablo Blanco and AlielkisMendez, (two parcels),$20,000. Fronie N. Roe as trustee to Randall M. and Cindy S.Hand, $108,200. Iva L. Norris to Randall M. and Cindy S. Hand, $108,200. Charles B. Edwards as trustee to Randall M. andCindy S. Hand, $108,200. Nancy L. Davis to Chelsea Meyan Reid, $156,000. Round Orange to Heath and Jessica Prescott, $200,000. Robert E. and Penny P. Hanchey to Moriah FaithHodge, $550,000. BHRGU Avon Properties Inc. to Alan E. McEwen Jr.,$238,960. Iris Jean Barnett to Franklin D. and Nadine Albritton,$70,000 B2 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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– 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 Mybayside.church 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 www.flfirstag.org 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 www.ogbcwauchula.org 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 Lo, there was a great earth quake, for the angel of the Lorddescended from heaven, and cameand rolled away the stone and satupon it; his appearance was aslightening and his clothes were aswhite as snow. For fear of him, theguards trembled and became asdead men. And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid I knowthat you seek Jesus of Nazarethwho was crucified. He is risen. Heis not here. Why seek the livingamong the dead? Remember howHe spoke to you while He wasstill in Galilee, saying, ‘The Sonof Man must be delivered up intothe hands of sinful man and becrucified and on the third day riseagain.’ Come now and see thatplace where He lay. (Then they re membered His words.)” “Go quickly and tell His disci ples and Peter that He is risenfrom the dead, and lo, He goes be fore you into Galilee. There, youwill see Him as He told you.” Some went away with fear and trembling and said nothing be cause they were afraid. Otherswent away quickly with fear andgreat joy and ran to tell the disci ples. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop e Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS 115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com The B4 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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3:22,29c March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 SNAPPING TURTLE PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY This large alligator snap ping turtle was on exhibitat the Florida State Fair inTampa on Feb. 15 at theFlorida Fish and WildlifeConservation Commis sion exhibit. These turtleslive in rivers from theSuwannee River in Floridato eastern Texas. Malescan weigh up to 200pounds and have a 30-inch shell length. In 2014the FWC staff indentifiedtwo species--Suwanneeand Apalachicola. Theseturtles sometimes lay onriver bottoms for pro longed periods with theirmouth open. At the end oftheir tongue is a wormlikeappendage which canlure a small fish into theirjaws which then snapshut. Top photo showsthe turtle lying on bottomof tank, and second photoshows the turtle on hindlegs getting air. soc3:22,29c Come Camp With Us Come for the day or stay for the night $2 9 9 +tax for a family up to 6. Come and go all year for less than $50 per month. Thousand Trails 2555 US Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs • 863-735-8888 3:29c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY This plaque at the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame atthe Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa honors Dr.Elver Hodges, 105, of Wauchula. He was inducted in2014 after a long career in agriculture, many years asan agronomist at the University of Florida Cattle Re search and Education Center in Ona. He helped cat tlemen to use rotational grazing and plant improvedgrasses such as Pangola digitgrass, Pensacola bahiaand stargrass. He will turn 106 on his next birthdayAug. 2. DR. HODGES PLAQUE 3/29/2018Sun DataRise: 7:21 AMSet: 7:43 PMDay Length12 hrs. 22 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:06 PMSet: 6:15 AMOverhead: --:--Underfoot: 12:09 PMMoon Phase96% Waxing GibbousMajor Times--:---:--12:09 PM 2:09 PMMinor Times6:15 AM 7:15 AM6:06 PM 7:06 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -43/30/2018Sun DataRise: 7:20 AMSet: 7:44 PMDay Length12 hrs. 24 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:07 PMSet: 6:56 AMOverhead: 12:34 AMUnderfoot: 1:00 PMMoon Phase99% Waxing GibbousMajor Times12:34 AM 2:34 AM1:00 PM 3:00 PMMinor Times6:56 AM 7:56 AM7:07 PM 8:07 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBestTime ZoneUTC: -4 3/31/2018Sun DataRise: 7:19 AMSet: 7:44 PMDay Length12 hrs. 25 mins.Moon DataRise: 8:06 PMSet: 7:35 AMOverhead: 1:24 AMUnderfoot: 1:49 PMMoon Phase100% FULL MOONMajor Times1:24 AM 3:24 AM1:49 PM 3:49 PMMinor Times7:35 AM 8:35 AM8:06 PM 9:06 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBestTime ZoneUTC: -44/1/2018Sun DataRise: 7:17 AMSet: 7:45 PMDay Length12 hrs. 28 mins.Moon DataRise: 9:04 PMSet: 8:13 AMOverhead: 2:13 AMUnderfoot: 2:37 PMMoon Phase98% Waning GibbousMajor Times2:13 AM 4:13 AM2:37 PM 4:37 PMMinor Times8:13 AM 9:13 AM9:04 PM 10:04 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetter++Time ZoneUTC: -4 4/2/2018Sun DataRise: 7:16 AMSet: 7:45 PMDay Length12 hrs. 29 mins.Moon DataRise: 10:01 PMSet: 8:51 AMOverhead: 3:01 AMUnderfoot: 3:25 PMMoon Phase95% Waning GibbousMajor Times3:01 AM 5:01 AM3:25 PM 5:25 PMMinor Times8:51 AM 9:51 AM10:01 PM 11:01 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -44/3/2018Sun DataRise: 7:15 AMSet: 7:46 PMDay Length12 hrs. 31 mins.Moon DataRise: 10:57 PMSet: 9:30 AMOverhead: 3:49 AMUnderfoot: 4:12 PMMoon Phase89% Waning GibbousMajor Times3:49 AM 5:49 AM4:12 PM 6:12 PMMinor Times9:30 AM 10:30 AM10:57 PM 11:57 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 4/4/2018Sun DataRise: 7:14 AMSet: 7:46 PMDay Length12 hrs. 32 mins.Moon DataRise: 11:52 PMSet: 10:10 AMOverhead: 4:36 AMUnderfoot: 5:00 PMMoon Phase82% Waning GibbousMajor Times4:36 AM 6:36 AM5:00 PM 7:00 PMMinor Times10:10 AM 11:10 AM11:52 PM 12:52 AMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -44/5/2018Sun DataRise: 7:13 AMSet: 7:47 PMDay Length12 hrs. 34 mins.Moon DataRise: --:--Set: 10:53 AMOverhead: 5:24 AMUnderfoot: 5:49 PMMoon Phase74% Waning GibbousMajor Times5:24 AM 7:24 AM5:49 PM 7:49 PMMinor Times--:---:--10:53 AM 11:53 AMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 Solunar Forecast Provided courtesy of solunarforecast.com Do you ever wish youcould turnback timewhen life wasso much sim pler? When my kids weresmall I didn't have to worryabout the things parents todayhave to worry about. We livedout in the country, and theyplayed outside most of thetime. One of their favorite things to do was ride theirbikes. I often rode with them.We would ride for the sheerjoy of being outside in thefresh air and sunshine and justdoing things together. I didn't have to buy ex pensive toys for them becausethey knew how to entertainthemselves. They had softballsand bats, volleyball and net, abasketball, football, and dollsand tea sets. They also had plenty of books to read, and they stillenjoy reading now that theyare senior citizens themselves. They didn't have a cell phoneuntil they were old enough towork and buy it for them selves. I call this the electronic era because so much of today'slifestyle depends upon com puters for keeping appoint ments, looking for answers tothings you are unfamiliar with,and just for everydaylifestyles. I put learning games on my tablet for the great-grand kids and word games for my self. I also teach them the samethings I taught my own chil dren as they were growing up. The younger children amaze me at what they can do on a cellphone ortablet. Some times I feellike my 5-year-oldgreat-grand daughtercould teach me a few things. I don't watch a lot of tele vision, but I do like to watchthe game shows featuringyoung people, some as youngas 2 or 3 years old. I don'tknow if kids today are justsmarter or if they are being ex posed to an array of learningtools at an earlier age. I think that is fine as long as we also teach them the basicthings they need to know suchas kindness, respect for others,helping others, love for ourSavior and others, and how tobe an all-around good person.Editor’s Note: Jonell Peavylives in Avon Park and can bereached at 863-453-3589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas • Recycling an aluminum can help to save a great deal of en ergy, in fact, enough to run your home television for about threehours! 1. Is the book of Psalms in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. From Song of Solomon 1:15, what kind of eyes doesthe beloved say the Shulamitehas? Kind, Red of the demon,Doves, Blue of the sea 3. Used as both a greeting and farewell, what's the He brew word for "peace"? Shass,Simcha, Shabbat, Shalom 4. In Matthew 6, what did Jesus say not to use when wepray? Loud curses, Impurethoughts, Vain repetitions,Wandering shifts 5. As found in Esther 1, King Ahasuerus lived in whatcity? Ur, Shushan, Antioch,Tarsus ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Doves; 3) Shalom; 4) Vain rep etitions; 5) ShushanVisit Wilson Casey's newTrivia Fan Site at www.pa treon.com/triviaguy. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

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InfoAboundsAtHealth,Safety&HurricaneExpo PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO Hardee County’s annual Health, Safety & Hurricane Expo was held at the Agri-CivicCenter this past Saturday. It drew exhibits from near and far, including this popularstop for the curious, a display showing the tools and electronics used by bombsquads. Hardee County Fire Rescue offered a variety of information spanning health and safety issues. A coloring booklet for children noted “Firefighters Are My Friends.” Attendees gather at an interactive electrical safety dis play provided by Peace River Electric Cooperative. Hurricane tracking maps were a popular handout forthe public, along with weather safety pamphlets forboth children and adults. The Florida Department of Health/Hardee answered questions on everything from babies to rabies. Safety was at the forefront of the Wauchula Police De partment exhibit, where children’s bicycle helmetswere available for free. Tri-County Human Services provided a wealth of infor mation on how to seek help for all sorts of addictions. A “Drug Identification Guide” at the Drug Free Hardee table showed attendees how to spot and identify cer tain drugs and the items used in their consumption. Helpful information targeted all age groups. Here, sen iors learned there is free expert help available whilewading through the complexities of Medicare. SendMeMissions, a top responder in natural disasters,was ready to explain the work the organization doesand why it does it. Volunteers were welcomed to climbaboard. Health topics of concern were addressed at the Florida Hospital Wauchula exhibit. Among the outdoor exhibits was the Hardee CountySheriff’s Office mobile Special Weapons & Tactics unit a K-9 corps. Law enforcement, public safety and health care agen cies were on hand to answer questions and to offer de tailed information on the services they provide. Should you ever have to leave your home during a dis aster, this American Red Cross exhibit showed youwant to bring to and expect at an evacuation shelter. B6 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 3:29cBy TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateAn extramarital affair that blossomed at a Hardee County church has ended with a Highlands County voyeurism charge. Eladio Reyes, 44, of 1905 Nassau Road, Avon Park, was arrested Friday by the High lands County Sheriffs Office on a single charge of video voyeurism, a third-degree felony considered a sex of fense. According to arrest records, the investigation began after the alleged victim contacted law enforcement to report that she had been involved in an extramarital affair and had been secretly video recorded during a sexual encounter. She reportedly told authorities she and her husband met Reyes and his wife through a mutual church they attend in Hardee County. The church was not identi fied by name in official re ports. The 36-year-old Hardee County resident said she and Reyes became close, and this eventually grew into a sexual relationship between the two that involved approximately four sexual encounters, the Highlands County investigator wrote in an affidavit. Reyes, according to reports, allegedly threatened to expose the relationship to the victims husband and church should the relationship end. The victim was reportedly unaware a sexual encounter had been video recorded until she was contacted by Reyess wife. Reyes wife, according to re ports, had been living in Texas caring for her son during the time of the affair, and became suspicious her husband might be cheating due to some be havioral changes he had ex hibited. When the suspects wife returned to Florida, she report edly searched their home and discovered a 45-minute video recording of Reyes having sex with the victim, the affidavit said. Investigators, after reviewing the tape, noted that Reyes took steps to conceal the pres ence and location of the video camera. At the beginning of the video, E. Reyes positions the video camera on a dresser clearly in front of the bed, noted Highlands Dep. Alexandra Brock in her report. How ever, I noted it appears E. Reyes uses bits of clothing to conceal the camera lens. A piece of this clothing is actually visible in the video footage, as it partially covers the far right side of the lens. The video allegedly cap tured Reyes placing and concealing the camera. Three minutes later, according to the report, he returned with the victim. After the completion of the sexual encounter, Reyes reportedly escorted the victim from the room and quickly doubles back and turns the video recording off. Reyes was booked into the Highlands County Jail last Fri day and was released later that day after he posted a $1,000 bond. Church Affair Results In A Voyeurism Charge Reyes 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 28, 1958 Spring Chill: The first few days of spring brought sweater weather to Hardee County this year. The second day of spring was a very chilly 39 degrees, but by Tuesday the temperature climbed to a warm and perfect 78 degrees. This month has also been very wet, total ing 8.13 inches of rain with five more days to go. Save Yourself: A Wauchula State Bank advertisement en courages high school students to open savings accounts. Even teens who dont yet know what kind of career they want are encouraged to save every dollar they possibly can. A college education is an in vestment in yourself for per sonal development, a bigger job, and a better America, says the ad. Over And Oak: An argument that had erupted between the city of Wauchula and a citizen has been resolved. The prop erty of Mrs. O.F. Wells con tained a large oak tree the city had planned to remove for installing a new sidewalk. After city attorney Hoyt Carlton and Councilman Roy Grimsley went over property and acreage rights, the decision was made to leave the tree alone. Set Of Keys: Hardee High School has gained two new Key Club officers, President Dennis Melton and Treasurer Jack Strickland. Pictured (from left) are Albert Lane, reelected secretary; Melton; Strickland; and Charles Nicholson, re-elected vice president. Cinderella Story: This weeks Kiddies Corner story is about a merchant and his four daughters. He promised one of his daughters to a prince who was to be a guest at the dinner table. The prince met all but one daughter because she was helping in the kitchen. This daughter would later wel come him into the home after he got lost going back to the castle. The prince was not recognized by the other three daughters and they turned him away. Willa, the daughter who was always willing to help oth ers, was taken back to the castle as Prince Pauls bride. Decades JELLO SHERBET This dessert will give you an A-plus with your kids as a refreshing after-school snack. 1 (4-serving) package Jell-O sugar-free gelatin (any fla vor) 1 cup Splenda Granular 2 1/4 cups boiling water 2/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder 2 1/4 cups cold water 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1. In a large bowl, combine dry gelatin, Splenda and boiling water. Mix well to dissolve gelatin. In a medium bowl, combine dry milk powder and cold water. Stir in lemonade concentrate and almond ex tract. Add milk mixture to gelatin mixture. Mix well to combine. 2. Cover and freeze to a heavy mush stage, about 4 hours. Whip on HIGH with an electric mixer until fluffy. Recover and refreeze for about 1 hour. Makes 8 (1 cup) serv ings. Each serving equals: 72 calories, 0g fat, 2g protein, 16g carbs, 32mg sodium, 77mg calcium, 0g fiber; Diabetic Ex changes: 1 Starch; Carb Choices: 1.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Comfort Foods Made Fast And HealthyBy Healthy Exchanges When you are a new be liever and you read Jesuss words, Ask and it will be given; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you, it sounds like magic. Ask for what I want? Answers given whenever I seek? Closed doors opening? This is Jesuss invitation to pray boldly. So, you do. You ask for your husband to change. You want God to an swer why someone you love got cancer. You knock on a closed door, knowing that God will so convict your Dad, that he will pick up the phone and call you after a three-year silence. You wait for your husband to change. And you wait. And wait. The turmoil in your heart about why a good person suffers doesnt go away. Your Dads number never shows up on your phone. Then you are left with deep unease. Did Jesus not keep his promise? Did you not have enough faith? Did Jesus lie? Bible scholars and preach ers handle Jesuss promise in two ways. First, they try to ex plain Jesuss words are not what they seem to be. They try to limit the scope of the promise or draw in other scripture that seems to teach us to limit our asking. The outcome of this teaching is timid prayer, anemic prayer, prayer that doesnt move a grain of sand, much less a mountain. The second way preachers explain Jesuss words is to claim this as a faith promise. We are to ask, seek, and knock and God will give. Preachers thunder, You have not, be cause you ask not! Then they get in their Mercedes and go home. If God is not giving you the sweet life, it is because you dont ask, or you dont ask in faith. The outcome of this teaching is foolish asking and foolish thinking. Name it and claim it turns God into a heavenly Amazon Prime, de livering blessings to our door. What did Jesus mean? When my daughter Sarah was 2, she asked me to go by Sonic and get some ice cream. I told her no. She asked again. I said no again. She paused, thought and then said, Daddy, Jesus wants you to get me some ice cream. I wonder where she learned that? Sarah did not get ice cream that day. I wasnt being cruel. I was being wise. She needed a nap and the sugar in the ice cream would wind her up for hours. When I told Sarah no she thought I was the cruelest Dad in the world. Ive told this story before as an example of our heavenly Father knowing our needs bet ter than we know our own. Thats still true. Its only re cently, however, that I realize how much Sarah trusted me. She knew her father loved her (and loves her still). Even at 2, she knew I was the source of good gifts. So when she wanted ice cream, she asked her father. She trusted me enough to ask. I think this is what Jesus is teaching us. Trust your Heav enly Father to ask, seek and knock. Trust him with raw desires of your heart. Dont try to edit your prayer to make it perfect or acceptable. But remember asking is the first step of prayer. It starts a conversation. Asking means listening for God to speak back to you and tell you, you dont need ice cream, you need a nap. It means trusting him enough to lie down and take the nap. Ask boldly. Trust boldly. Trust your heavenly Father enough to ask. Now, I need to decide if I need ice cream or a nap. Trust God Enough to Ask

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By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Wildcat mound domi nated play last Thursday(March 22) as they led theladies in orange and blue to ano-hitter over the Avon ParkRed Devils in a stunning 16-0victory on the road. The varsity softball squad from Hardee Senior HighSchool jumped to an early leadin the top of the first inningand never looked back. Mal lory Gough was the first Wild cat to cross home platefollowing a triple on a linedrive to right field by DestineeJackson. Jackson scored dur ing the next at-bat as she ad vanced home on an error bythe Avon Park centerfielder toput Hardee ahead 2-0. The Wildcats continued to push forward in the top of thesecond inning as they addedfive runs. Alexis McBridescored after a hard ground ballto third off the bat of Jackson.A triple on a fly ball to centerfield off the bat of Alayna Car ranco sent Ashlee Patterson,Gough, and Jackson acrosshome plate. The final run ofthe inning came from Carranceas she scored following a dou ble on a fly ball to right fieldoff the bat of Amari DeLeon tobring the score to 7-0. Nine runs in the top of the third inning sealed the gamefor Hardee. Marisa Rodriguezcrossed home plate on a single line drive to left field off thebat of Gough. With the ball inplay, Patterson scored on thethrow. Gough scored in thenext at-bat following a linedrive to center field off the batof Jackson. A double on a linedrive to left field off the bat ofStephanie Derringer allowedJackson to score. Derringerscored in the next at-bat fol lowing a hard ground ball tocenter field off the bat ofDeLeon. A ground ball to leftfield off the bat of McBride al lowed DeLeon to clear homeplate. Rodriguez and Pattersonwould both score following atriple off the bat of Gough ona fly ball to center field. The mercy rule was invoked at the close of the third inningwith Hardee ahead, 16-0. The Wildcat mound lobbed 36 pitches and struck out fivebatters as they shut down theDevils. Carranco held themound for two innings, lobbed23 pitches, and struck out fourbatters as she allowed no hitsor runs. Derringer pitched oneinning, lobbed 13 pitches,struck out one batter, and al lowed no hits or runs. Hardee tallied 16 runs and 17 hits in 28 at-bats. Patterson, Gough, and Jack son each had three runs;McBride and Rodriguez hadtwo runs each; and Carranco,Derringer, and DeLeon eachhad one run. Patterson, Gough,Jackson, Carranco, DeLeon, McBride, and Rodriguez eachhad two hits; and Derringer,Deborah Figueroa, andMakayla Benavidez each hadone hit. Hardee Outlasts McKeel, 9-8 Hardee emerged victorious in a cat fight March 21 as theyoutlasted the McKeel (Lake land) Academy Wildcats 9-8. McKeel jumped out with a 1-0 lead in the top of the firstinning. Hardee tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the inning whenPatterson scored on a hardground ball to center field offthe bat of Carranco. The Polk County squad pulled ahead 4-1 in the top ofthe second before holdingHardee scoreless in the bottomof the inning. McKeel continued to pull away in the top of the third in ning as they added two moreruns to go up 6-1. Hardee’sJackson was able to capitalizeon a wild pitch in the bottomof the inning to cut the McKeellead to 6-2. Holding McKeel scoreless in the top of the fourth, Hardeechipped away at the lead in thebottom of the fourth inning.Lillian Salazar knocked a dou ble on a fly ball to left fieldthat allowed DeLeon to crosshome plate to cut the McKeellead to 6-3. A Hardee rally in the bottom of the fifth inning tied thegame 6-6. Gough scored on adouble line drive to centerfield off the bat of Jackson.Scoring in the next at-bat,Jackson crossed home follow ing a triple on a fly ball to rightfield off the bat of Carranco.The tie run came from Car ranco as she scored followinga ground out off the bat ofFigueroa. McKeel rallied to retake the lead in the top of the seventhinning as they went up 8-6. A line drive to left field off the bat of Sarah Carlton in thebottom of the inning allowedDeLeon to cross home, bring ing Hardee within one point ofa tie. The game was sealedwhen Derringer and Carltonscored off a line drive to leftfield off the bat of Benavidezto give Hardee the 9-8 win. Carranco held the mound for Hardee all seven innings. Shelobbed 103 pitches, struck outthree batters, and allowed 10hits and eight runs. Hardee recorded nine runs and 14 hits in 29 at-bats duringthe outing. Jackson and DeLeon each recorded two runs; and Patter son, Gough, Carranco, Der ringer, and Carlton eachrecorded one run. Jackson, Carranco, Salazar, and Carlton each had two hits;and Patterson, Gough,DeLeon, and Derringer eachhad one hit. VARSITY SOFTBALL Wildcats No-Hit Devils Mallory Gough gets the ball and makes the out for theWildcats. COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Destinee Jackson celebrates after hitting a stand-updouble. Allayna Carranco making the throw for an out at first base. Hardee Swim Association has announced sign-up datesfor new swimmers. Registration will be held at the Hardee Senior HighSchool pool on Friday, April27 from 4-6 p.m. and on Mon day, April 30 from 5:30-6:30p.m. Previous swimmers who swam in “Lane 1” during lastsummer’s swim season, willneed to register as new swim mers. Additionally, swimmers will be tested in basic proficiency.“All swimmers will need tocome prepared to take a swimtest,” noted coach Tracy Pate. The swim test will consist of 50y freestyle, 25y backstroke,and a second 50y freestyle.Breaks are scheduled betweeneach test. Swimmers unable to pass the test will be invited to atwo-week swim clinic set forMay 1-14. Swim Association Registration In April 3:29c Crop Update March 26, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.6 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, March 25, 2018. Precipitation esti mates ranged from no rain in multiple locations to 6.3 inches inNewberry (Gilchrist County). The average mean temperatureranged from 59.3F in Jasper (Hamilton County) to 73.5F inKey West (Monroe County). Citrus: Fast-moving thunderstorms early in the week brought isolated heavy rainfall, hail, and wind to the central andnorthern citrus areas. Rainfall totals in heavily affec ted areas were between 0.5 and 1.5 inches in a 2 to 3-hour timef rame. The most rainfall recorded by any monitored station in the citrusareas during the week was in Lady Lake (Lake County) at 3.25inches. Cooler temperatures followed the storm, dropping after noon temperatures to the upper 60s and lower 70s; nighttime andmorning temperatures were in the 30s and 40s. By the weekend,temperatures had warmed back to the lower to mid-80s. Accord ing to the March 22, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, dryness anddrought continued in most of the citrus belt. A large dry area cov ered all of Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, and Brevardcounties. It also extended partially into surrounding counties. Inthe southern citrus area, the dry conditions completely coveredGlades, Hendry, Lee, and Collier counties. Manatee and Hills borough counties in the western area had small portions showingabnormally dry conditions. Grove operations included hedging, topping, and fertilizing. Irrigation ran on most days. Canals and ditches were still lowfrom a lack of rainfall. Citrus bloom was about over. Petalsbegan to fall off the trees, and the new fruit began forming fornext season’s crop. Valencia orange harvest is in full swing. All processing plants that are planning to open are up and running. The majority of the fresh fruit market is Valencia oranges. Mandarin harvest included Royal and Honey tangerines. Red and White grapefruit harvest is slowing down, an indication that the season is nearlyover. Fruits and Vegetables: In Dixie County, watermelon plant ing continued, with some fields planted for the second or thirdtime because of frost, flooding, hail, or wind dama ge. A wide range of crops came to market, including avocado, beans, boni ato, cabbage, celery, herbs, leafy greens, malanga, onions,squash, strawberries, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Livestock and Pastures: Continued dry conditions nega tively impacted pasture and cattle. A frost in northern counties further injured pastures. Livestock producers continued to feedsupplements and supply water. Field Crops: Producers in the panhandle harvested hay and baleage, planted field corn, and prepared cropland for otherplantings. 1. In 2016, Miguel Montero of the Chicago Cubs becamejust the third player to have apinch-hit grand slam in thepostseason. Name either of theother two to do it. 2. Which pitcher is the Mil waukee Brewers' franchiseleader in career strikeouts? 3. How many consecutive AFC East titles have the NewEngland Patriots won entering2018? 4. Which of these two con ferences, entering 2018, wasthe last to win an NCAA men'sbasketball championship: BigTen or Pac-12? 5. In 2017, Washington's Barry Trotz became the fifthNHL coach to reach 737 careerregular-season victories. Nametwo of the four ahead of himon the list. 6. Who was the first Asian boxer to hold a world heavy weight title in one of the fourmajor sanctioning organiza tions? 7. In 2017, Weston McKen nie became the third youngestplayer (19) to score in his U.S.men's soccer debut. Name ei ther of the two younger play ers. ANSWERS 1. Cincinnati's Mark Lewis, in 1995, and Ricky Ledee ofthe New York Yankees, in1999. 2. Yovani Gallardo, with 1,226 strikeouts. 3. Nine AFC East champi onships. 4. The Big Ten won in 2000, while the Pac-12 lastwon in 1997. 5. Scotty Bowman, Joel Quenneville, Ken Hitchcockand Al Arbour. 6. Ruslan Chagaev, who won the WBA title in 2007. 7. Juan Agudelo (age 17) in 2010, and Landon Donovan(18) in 2000. (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) B8 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Senior High School junior varsity baseballsquad vanquished the RedDevils of Avon Park on Friday(March 23) in a 16-5 rout. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottomof the inning. The feisty Avon Park squad battled back in the top of thesecond inning to take a 4-3lead. Hardee answered with three runs in the bottom of the in ning to retake the lead. TheWildcats tied things up whenOscar DeLeon crossed homeplate following a ground ballto second base off the bat ofGage Gough. A double off aline drive to left field off thebat of Trenter Roberson al lowed Hardee to retake thelead as G. Gough and CalebBlock crossed home, advanc ing the score to 6-3. The Wildcats continued to push forward in the bottom ofthe fourth inning. A double on a line drive to left field off thebat of G. Gough allowed Vi cente Cabrera and PalmerKlein to cross home plate.DeLeon and G. Gough bothscored in the next at-bat asCoy Gough doubled on a linedrive to left field to advancethe score to 10-4. Avon Park added one of its own in the top of the fourth in ning to cut the Hardee lead to10-5. Hardee answered with arun of its own in the bottom ofthe inning as Blake Tinsleyscored after tagging up follow ing a fly out to center field offthe bat of Vincente Cabrera tobring the score to 11-5. Hardee sealed the win with five more runs in the bottom ofthe sixth inning. Tinsleyscored first following a groundball to second off the bat ofKlein. A ground ball off the batof DeLeon allowed Cabrera toclear home. Klein eventuallyscored following a fly ball offthe bat of G. Gough. Blockknocked home DeLeon and G.Gough in the final play of the game on a fly ball to centerfield to move the tally to 16-5. The Wildcat mound was held by four pitchers as 113pitches were thrown. Rober son threw 26 pitches andstruck out two batters as he al lowed no hits or runs in histwo innings on the mound.Weston Roberts threw 27pitches and struck out two bat ters, allowing no hits or runsover an inning. G. Goughthrew 25 pitches, allowed onerun, and struck out one batterin an inning. Tinsley threw 35pitches, struck out two batters,and allowed two hits and threeruns in his inning on themound. The Wildcats recorded 16 runs and 10 hits in 26 at bats. G. Gough and DeLeon each had three runs; Tinsley, Klein,and Cabrera had two runseach, and Block had one run. G. Gough and Klein each had two hits; and Roberson,Tinsley, DeLeon, Block, Cabr era, and C. Gough each hadone hit. JV BASEBALL Hardee Wildcats Vanquishes Avon Park Red Devils COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Yian Matta sliding into second base. Kipp Cooper jumping on third base to ensure the out. Coy Gough pitching for the JV Wildcats. DEVILS DUSTED COURTESY PHOTO The varsity boy’s tennis team from Hardee Senior High School defeated the AvonPark Red Devils last Monday (March 12) 4-3 in a close match where three matchessplit sets and had to play a tie breaker. Hardee’s match with Lake Wales was can celled on Tuesday due to bad weather. The Wildcats placed second at the HeartlandInvitational this weekend putting four players in the finals: Isaiah Torres, RawsonAubry, Owen Schraeder, and Lane Parks. Heartland Pharmacy “We put our into our service” DON’T LET YOUR INSURANCE CHOOSE YOUR PHARMACY, CALL US! We take all Rx Insurance including Medicare Part D, Tricare, Express Scripts, Medco, CVS Caremark, Medicaid, & Many More. Free Delivery • Fast & Friendly Service Certified Mastectomy Fitter Certified Diabetic Shoes Fitter Medical Equipment & Supplies 116 Heartland Way • Wauchula • (863) 767-8920 Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm • Saturday 9 am to 1 pm3:29c SWIMMERS SUITED PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The Hardee Senior High School varsity girls swim team received letterman jackets in recognition of their successin the water that netted the 2017 Class 2A District 6 title. Members of the squad posed for a pictured at the highschool pool along with Coach Tracy Pate. Pictured are: (first row, from left) Rachel Shaw, Rachel Garland,Ariana Burch, Morgan Hellein, Cheyanne Coffee, Jessica Kunkel, Jordan Sperry, and Laynee Henry; (secondrow, from left) Abby Duke, Baleigh Terrell, Macy Kingdon, Trista Miller, Hallie Poucher, Hannah Ford, HeidiSmith, Daylin Parker, Riley Justiss, Renell Herrera and Assistant Coach Brittany Wiggins; and (third row, fromleft) Haley Canary, Cadee Richardson, Katie Camacho, Victoria Borjas, Andrea Kerth, Aubrey Bragg, JoleyPleger, and Mackenzie Burch. Not pictured: Bridget Conley, Rebekah Erekson, Katelyn Fuller, and Annie Mon dragon. 1. U.S. CITIES: Which U.S. city is popularly knownas "Beantown"? 2. MUSIC: What was the best-selling music single of alltime? 3. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, how manygraces are there? 4. TRANSPORTATION: Which major airport is knownby the three-letter code DCA? 5. TELEVISION: What are the names of the two Mup pet characters that heckle thecast from their balcony seats? 6. LITERATURE: What is the first name of AgathaChristie's detective MissMarple? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is triskaidekaphobia? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest freshwater body in Africa? 9. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: What was the strongest earthquake recorded? 10. TOYS & GAMES: What is the main ingredient ofSilly Putty? ANSWERS 1. Boston2. "Candle in the Wind" (1997, Elton John) 3. Three: Aglaia, Eu phrosyne and Thalia 4. Washington National Airport 5. Statler and Waldorf6. Jane7. Fear of the number 138. Lake Victoria9. 9.5 magnitude, near Val divia, Chile, in 1960 10. Silicone (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abusedand neglected children across Hardee County, is seek ing volunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent chil dren who are involved in court proceedings. Guardiansmust be at least 21 years old and undergo backgroundchecks and a certification process. For more informa tion about the program, call Dawn Shinskey863-534-4597 or email Dawn.Shinskey@gal.fl.gov. March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9

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Responsible for providing food, water, shelter, and care for the animals of the zoo; Assist in Building and Grounds maintenance and preparing for special events and promotional activities; maintain exhibits; in cluding cleaning, washing, & disinfecting exhibit areas. Complete forms and reports as required. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Complete job description and Application forms posted on County website @ www.hardeecounty.net Please submit application to the Human Resources Depart ment @ 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOEF/M/V. cl3:29,4:5cCONSERVATION 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 @ www.hardeecounty.net. Position is open until filled. cl3:22,29c Lagunita 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. cl3:22,29cNotice of Sale Hardee County Sheriffs OfficeTo Whom it May Concern:You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and sell at public sale to the highest bidder for cash the following described livestock: 1 Black Angus Cross Steer & 1 Black Brangus Cross 1 Black Angus Cross Steer & 1 Black Brangus Cross at 12 pm on the 4th day of April, 2018 at The Arcadia Stockyard 2719 NE Earnest St., Arca dia, FL, to satisfy a claim in the sum of $930 for all incurred fees, expenses for feeding and care and costs hereof.29 day of March, 2018 Arnold Lanier, Sheriff Hardee County, FL cl3:29cI can help you save money now.People who switched to Allstate saved money and got more protection. Dollar for dollar, nobody protects you like Allstate. So dont wait! Call me today.Lacey Webb863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873Call or stop by for a free quote. cl3:29c 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.comcl3:15-4:5p DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able. 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p 2001 DODGE CARAVAN with 104,000 miles in good running condition, $600 OBO. 863-7733373. 3:29p 1993 RANGER BASS Boat. Evinrude 150, $4,500 OBO, 863-7813637. 3:29,4:5p Boats Automotive Agriculture BIG BOY ELECTRIC Recliner, leather, reclines into a bed, $550 OBO; Indoor outdoor recliner, extra large size, $100 OBO; 863773-3373. 3:29p EQUIPMENT OPERATOR NEEDED to work on citrus and blue berry operation. Salary negotiable with experience. Must be dependable. zeny82002@yahoo.com. 3:29,4:5p FIRST UNITED METHODIST Church is seeking a part-time administrative assistant. Submit resume by Wednesday, April 4 to 207 North 7th Ave., Wauchula. Contact Pastor Danielle Upton at 863-773-4267 for any additional information. 3:29c 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 Furniture FULL-TIME REHAB AIDE posi tion with benefits available in Wauchula and Sebring hospital rehab department. Must be de pendable with good transporta tion and willing to work weekends and holidays. High school diploma or GED re quired. Must be able to do heavy lifting. Can not be a nicotine user. Drug and nicotine testing required. Computer skills re quired. Pay rate depending on experience. On-th-job training. Apply in person at The Therapy Center, 1330 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula. 3:29,4:5c 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 Houses Help Wanted HAVE YOU LOST A PET? Con tact animal control in Bowling Green at 863-375-2255 to see if we have your cat or dog. We also have pets for adoption. 4:16dh/tfc ABOVE GROUND POOL less than a year old 26 x 52 includes ladder, pump, filter and timer. You disassemble, $100, 863773-6545. 3:29p 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 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 Lost/Found B10 The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2018

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T HE C LASSIFIEDS 6 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in eggplant, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bell paper and other diversified crops in Caswell County, North Carolina, for M&M Plant Farms, Inc. with work beginning on or about 05/21/2018 and ending on or about 12/05/2018. The job offered is for an experienced farmworker and requires mini mum 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 de pending on crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Work ers 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. Trans portation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Alamance County, 2640 S. Columbine Lane, Burlington, NC 27215, (336) 570-6800, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10837427. EOE. H-300-18077-655653. cl3:29c25 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 cl3:22,29p34 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in tobacco, sweet potatoes, cotton, corn, soybeans and other diversified crops in Johnston County, North Carolina, for Kornegay Family Farms, LLC. with work beginning on or about 05/24/2018 and end ing on or about 11/28/2018. The job offered is for an experienced 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 documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Johnston County, 8998 U.S. Hwy 70 West, Suite 100, Clayton, NC 27520, (919) 553-0953, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10837434. EOE. H-300-18077169043. cl3:29c 54 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor long green cukes, bell pepper and squash in Sampson County, North Carolina, for Pope & Son, Inc. with work beginning on or about 05/17/2018 and ending on or about 10/31/2018. 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 rates may be offered depending on crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Sampson County, 115 North Blvd. Clinton, NC 28328 (910) 592-5756, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10837359. EOE. H-300-18077246970. cl3:29c 2 Temp Farmworkers needed 4/30/18 6/11/18. Workers will act as working supervisors for the purpose of loading trucks & Trailers. Workers will be in charge of super vising workers in the proper ways to load & stack produce in the shipping containers. Workers will have extensive periods of sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, repetitive movement, frequent stopping and lifting 75lbs. Must have 3 months verifiable experience operating 55+ hp farm equipment & 3 months as a packing house crew leader & affirmative verifiable job references. May random drug test at employers ex pense. Guaranteed at least 3/4 of contract hours but hours will vary according to weather and crop conditions. Hours may exceed or be less than 40 hours. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. Housing provided for non-commuting workers at no cost. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract or earlier if appropriate. $11.29/hr or current applicable AEWR. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. EOE. Worksites in Hardee Co, FL. Report or send a resume to the nearest FL Career Source Heartland office or call 850-921-3368 & ref job #FL10661163. Frey BrothersKeenes, IL cl3:29,4:5p 90 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in tobacco, sweet potatoes, cotton, corn, soybeans and other diversified crops in Sampson County, North Carolina, for Blue View, Inc. with work beginning on or about 05/20/2018 and ending on or about 11/24/2018. The job offered is for an experienced 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 or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Sampson County, 115 North Boulevard, Clinton, NC 28328, (910) 592-5756 or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10837405 EOE. H-300-18077-161764. cl3:29c115 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in flue-cured tobacco, squash, eggplant, bell pepper, cabbage, pickles, long green cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and other diversified crops in Sampson, Wayne, Lenoir, and Duplin Counties, North Carolina, Eluvia Perez, farm labor contractor, with work beginning on or about 05/05/2018 and ending on or about 11/23/2018. The job offered is for an experienced 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 per manent 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 docu mentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Duplin County, 192 Magnolia Ext, Kenansville, NC 28349, (910) 296-1478, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10832944 EOE. H-300-18073-746977. cl3:29cMay the joy of Easter fill your heart!SANDY LARRISON, Broker212 W. Main St. Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 767-0565 office (863) 832-0130 cellwww.ashbrookrealty.com cl3:29c 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 MAKE AN OFFER! VERY MOTI VATED SELLER! 40 acres Presently used for farming & has a well. $360,000 BACK ON THE MARKET! 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 15 acres with 2 mobile homes Located in Ft Green Asking $800,000 Realtor Associates Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 cl3:29cRV 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 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Jim See 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. 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! (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 cl3:29c Lovely home with barn on 4 ACS close to town. $285,000. 2 ac commercial lot w/office & garage buildings fronts Hwy 17 & 2 side streets. $145,000! House, pool, barn with horse stalls and flowing creek on 16 acs. $425,000. REALTOR Karen ONeal (863) 781-7633 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 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 Pets Notices LOT FOR SALE! 617 Saunders St., Wauchula, $5,000, 941-7372601. 3:22-4:19p 1/1 DUPLEX APARTMENT, 507 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula, $650 monthly, $600 deposit. No smoking. No pets. 863-781-0514. 3:29tfc 3/2 DUPLEX APARTMENT, 509 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula. $850 monthly, $800 deposit. No smoking. No pets. 863-781-0517. 3:29tfc 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 MIKES LAWN CARE. Free esti mate. Call 863-735-2862 or 863245-1315. 3:22-4:19p Services Rentals Real Estate 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 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, www.paparazziaccessories.com /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 THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh Services *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc 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 FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 3-FAMILY, 315 Palmetto St., Wauchula. 3:29p Yard Sales Services Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERS 115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comThe16 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in strawberries, sweet potato, squash, sweet corn, mixed vegetables and other diversified crops in Harnett County, North Carolina for Nicolas Bahema, farm labor contractor, with work beginning on or about 4/20/2018 and ending on or about 11/25/2018. The job offered is for a skilled farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable prior work experience hand harvesting vegetables. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Harnett County, 1137 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546, (910) 814-4042, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10826142. EOE. H-300-18065-799559. cl3:29c As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula Easter by Gray Wolf... I love rabbits, and I love eggs. Both well done and for break fast preferably. Neither had anything to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why so-called Christians allowed this pagan practice to become the focal point of their lives is beyond my comprehen sion. I attended a funeral at a church pastored by a friend, and he preached the best revival message I had heard in years. A day or two after the funeral I saw him again and commented on his non-fu neral message and how great it was to hear, but why at a funeral? He said it was simple. Most of the people will only be in church for a funeral or Easter. If I fail to preach God's word then I miss my chance to do what He called me to do. All the Sundays and Wednesdays I am only feeding his sheep. I attended a funeral in Fayetteville, Tenn., several years ago and heard this preacher tell so many things about the body in the box that several who knew him well were thinking we were at the wrong funeral. Easter is now the "one in the box." It has nothing to do with my risen Lord. Instead of teaching your child to find eggs, teach them in ways to find salvation in Christ, not a bunny rabbit. Barney was OK with other animals, dogs, cats, squirrels, rab bits. It didn't matter to him. All he asked of them was leave him and his alone. There would be no problem if they followed this plan of his. Our nearest neighbor had a tom cat that thought where ever he walked he was boss. He made a serious mistake when he caught Barney doing his daily trips behind the stump. He tried Barney's pillow and liked it and the piece of steak Barney was working on when he got his call. Barney came up the steps to find that 20-pound calico with his steak and bed--both taboos. It wasn't often he would move fast, but this called for drastic action. Without any warning that 20-pound cat found himself in flight. Barney had thrown him 10 to 12 feet across the porch and out into the yard and followed him. I had never seen Barney jump off the porch. Steps were very handy but when the cat hit the ground he was pushed down into the sand with Barney landing on top of him. With one ear-piercing scream he cleared that five-foot fence, taking a shortcut home. Barney, being Barney, strutted back to the steps and back to his bed and steak. We never did see that cat around our barn again. Dad said he got Barneytized. My brother thought he was a great swimmer. After all, he was an instructor in the Navy, and they sent him to this plush hotel the Navy took over during World War II. This is until Esther Williams and a couple of Olympians came down, doing two laps to his one. He said he felt like he was swim ming in syrup. While I was learning of this it reminded me of how he taught me to swim, pushed off the high dive into the alligators' pond called Wakulla Springs near Tallahassee. When you are in the alligators' home pond you learn to swim really fast. They say a gator can reach 35 mph in water. When my sister hollered "gator" I don't think much more than my ankles were get ting wet. By the time I got out there was no question about me being Caucasian. Even my freckles turned white. So if you really want to become a great swimmer or a life guard down on some beautiful beach you first have to become a great swimmer. Start off in the alligator lake. If you survive you are a great swimmer and can take on even the Great Whites off any beach and enjoy the view during Spring Break with those who did not have gators to train with. It appears the ringmaster of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is about to make his move to set the circus in order. His traitors jump up and down on him. He's okay with that but turning on his wife is going to bring retaliation out in full force. He don't talk like a politician, and he can't be expected to act like one. Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. Retaliation belongs to D.J. Trump, and he's been known to do it well. If I were wearing some of their shoes, I'd be putting my monetary fortune in a sock. They are going to need a good hiding place within the next few months. That ole saying "It's payday some day" might be just around the corner for his enemies. Remember Abe Lincoln is the only president who had members of Congress picked up by the law, given a choice of do your job or go to jail. We have another one in D.C. who just might fight those odds, too. I've seen what he has done before Washington, D.C. I want to be around to see this outcome. That circus tent is getting bigger. March 29, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11

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