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W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 03/2781560.0003/2883510.0003/2987580.0003/3086570.0003/3176680.0004/0188610.0204/0290630.01 Rainfall to 04/02/2018 3.50 Same period last year 4.52 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds...........B10 Courthouse Report....A8Crime Blotter..........B8Hardee Living........A10Obituaries............A4Puzzles...............B4Save The Date.........A2School Lunch Menus..A10Solunar Forecast.......A9 SPRING FLING COURTESY PHOTO Wauchula Elementary third graders (from left) Milli Villafuerte-Herrejon and Laynee Hines enjoy the outdoorsand old-fashioned games along with other students at the school who achieved their recent reading goals. Tosee more of the fun activities at the Accelerated Reader reward party, see A12. COURTESY PHOTO Tammy Pearson of Bowling Green spotted this funnelcloud west of County Road 664 on Sunday at about7:30 p.m. The cloudy evening included a few rain storms, but no tornadoes touched down. Reports fromthe far northwest end of the county noted an inch ofrain in some areas. FUNNEL FORMATION Weather Station Coming? $1.9M DealNow HeadsTo Teachers By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Keeping tabs on the local weather may soon be a littleeasier. The Wauchula City Commis sion is contemplating an agree ment that will allow for theinstallation of an automatedweather station at theWauchula Municipal Airport. City commissioners on Mon day will consider adoption of aresolution authorizing a jointparticipation agreement withthe Florida Department ofTransportation for the installa tion of the weather station. The Automated Weather Ob serving System II – or AWOS-II – will the first of its kind atthe aviation complex. “It measure and reports cer tified weather parameters at theairport for pilots and otherusers,” said Olivia Minshew,assistant city manager. The data collected will be certified and will include windspeed and direction, wind gust,variable wind direction, tem perature, dewpoint, and visibil ity ratings. The project’s estimated $250,000 cost is expected to befully funded by the FDOT inthe upcoming fiscal year. Construction, added Min shew, is likely to begin in2019-20 and be a joint projectbetween the FDOT and FederalAviation Administration. The project will include the installation of a concrete foun dation that will serve as a plat form for instrumentation andan elevated support for wind-monitoring equipment. Data from the weather sta tion will be sent through tele phone or fiber optic cable to theFAA’s weather monitoring net work, Minshew explained. Reports will be available to the public by calling a predes ignated telephone number orSee STATION A2 By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate A deal offering $1.9 million in raises spread over twoyears is on its way to a ratifi cation vote by HardeeCounty’s teachers. The latest offer from the School Board came Tuesdayafternoon as negotiators forthe Hardee County SchoolDistrict and the Hardee Edu cation Association/Unitedmet for a bargaining sessionat the School Board TrainingRoom. More than a dozen teachers — the largest contingent todate — attended the session,the latest in a year-long battleover salaries for HardeeCounty’s more than 350 edu cators. “We think we are putting on the table a proposal thattouched all of the concerns wehave heard in the process,”said George Kelly, human re sources director and chief ne gotiator for the school district. Following a brief caucus, the union’s negotiating teamannounced its unanimoussupport of the offer. “We voted unanimously to bring this to a ratification vote,” said Jim Demchak,lead negotiator for the union. The proposed raises would be spread over a two-year pe riod. If approved, the starting teacher salary would rise to$39,894 this year. Beginningwith the 2018-19 academicyear, the starting teachersalary would increase to$41,000. For grandfathered employ ees, starting base pay wouldincrease to $39,894 this yearand $41,000 in 2018-19. Current base starting pay is $38,037. Demchak said he hopes a ratification vote of the union’smembers can be scheduledwithin the next two weeks. The only obstacle, the union official said, would bescheduling the vote aroundschool testing schedules. Grandfathered employees would move forward onesalary level this year and anadditional salary level nextyear if the proposal is ap proved. The offer does not include bonuses. Non-grandfathered teachers See DEALA3 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee County is being sued for unspecified damages as theresult of an early 2017 trafficcrash which claimed the livesof two people and seriously in jured six others. Plaintiff in the civil action filed last week in Hardee Cir cuit Court is Meredith Johnsonof Sarasota. Named as defen dant is Hardee County. Bringing the complaint for the plaintiff is Charles S. Spin ner Jr., of Spinner Law Firm inWesley Chapel. The four-page document al leges the county failed totimely and properly maintain a“Stop” sign at the intersectionof Steve Roberts Special andClifton Bryan Road. Two vehicles collided there on Jan. 13, 2017, at about 4 inthe afternoon, killing Wauchularesidents Eduardo Cruz Her nandez, 33, and ApolinariaHernandez Bautista, 55, theFlorida Highway Patrol re ported at the time. A third occupant of their 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, Ce celia Ortiz Ramirez, 34, ofWauchula, was seriously in jured. Hernandez had been driving northbound on Clifton BryanRoad, the FHP said. He drovethrough its intersection withSteve Roberts Special, strikinga 2013 Ford F150 headed east bound on that road, crash in vestigator Tpr. David Alexan der and homicide investigatorCpl. Louis Smith said in a re port. The “Stop” sign on Clifton Bryan Road had been “pushedin a northeasterly direction fol lowing an earlier hit-and-runcrash,” the FHP investigatorssaid. Johnson was a passenger in the Ford F150 Hernandez struck. The FHP said the Ford was being driven by Matthew John son, then 44, of Sarasota. Oc cupants included MeredithJohnson, then 38, and childrenSeth, 9, Rider, 7, and Caleb, 7. In the written complaint for damages, Spinner also assertsthat on the date of the crash, See LAWSUITA2 By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The 45th annual Bensen Days gyrocopter fly-in is al ready underway at WauchulaMunicipal Airport. The official Bensen Days ro torcraft event began onWednesday with the arrival ofthe majority of gyroplane own ers, the setup by food vendorsand other activities. It contin ues through Saturday. The fly-in is billed as a “must go, must see, worldclass” event, and includes pow ered parachutes and other non-rotorcraft as well ashelicopters. The public is invited. Cost is $5 per person. The airport isfive miles west of Wauchulaoff Vandolah Road at 1202Maurice “Sonny” Clavel Road. Visitors can take introduc tory rides or lessons on the one-or two-seater gyroplanes, somewith open and some withclosed cockpits. This year’s event will also include gyroplane flight in structors and gyroplane-desig nated pilot examiners, makingthe sport safer with proper training and licensing. Many ofthe instructors have been at theairport for more than a week,with scheduled events for earlyenthusiasts. Gyrocopters, or gyroplanes, are a propeller-driven aircraft,which use a non-powered rotorfor lift instead of wind. Theydo not spin or stall like fixed-wing aircraft, allowing the pilotto stay in control even if the en gine quits. They usually fly at about 1,000 feet or lower. They canreach speeds up to 65 miles perhour, although usually moreoften just glide over the coun tryside. They can stay up in theair for up to three hours. During the fly-in, there will be no flying over the camping areas and pilots must stay atleast 500 feet from people, an imals, cars or buildings. “Gyrocopter” is the name first used by Igor Bensen, whois considered the father of themodern gyroplane, or autogyroas now designated by the Fed eral Aviation Administration.In the 1950s, Bensen used post-war surplus engines to create agyrocopter the average mancould construct with hand toolsfor a low-cost, safe flying ma chine to use as a hobby. Over the years there have been many upgrades, and thereare many makes and models. Bensen, the fly-in’s name sake, visited the Wauchula Mu nicipal Airport for this eventSee FLY-IN A2 H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, April 5, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 19 • 2 Sectionswww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax 18 Medals AfootFor Sole Crushers B1 Wauchula’s DowntownNeeds Your Vote! A9 Lawsuit Claims County At Fault 2017 Crash Killed 2, Injured 6

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A2 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 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. 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. CorrectionsAPRIL 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/HC Cattleman's Arena/ 507 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/ 7:30 pm 7 Golf Tourney/HC Family YMCA/ 610 W Orange St, Wauchula/7 am 7 Story of Jesus/HC Cattleman's Arena/ 507 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/ 7:30 pm 9 Wauchula City Commission Regular Meeting/ 225 E. Main Street, Wauchula/6 pm 9 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 10 B.G. Commission Meeting/104 E. Main St., Bowling Green/6 pm 12 HC School Board Meeting/230 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula/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 21 Mr. Hardee High/ Wauchula Auditorium//7 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 14 Bacculareate/First Baptist Church/ 7:30 pm 15 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 19 Graduation/ Cattlemans Arena/ 9 am 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 JimThe Masters Golf Tournament is coming up this week in Georgia, and it will be more interesting in 2018 since Tiger Woods is competing. It is the first of four golf majors. Jack Nicklaus won 18 in his career, and Woods has won 14. He will probably never catch up to the Golden Bear. At one time it looked like he might. No one asked but since "America's Pastor" Rev. Billy Gra ham recently passed away could his son Rev. Franklin Graham be considered as the nation's new pastor? Congratulations to Notre Dame and Villanova for winning the NCAA's women's and men's basketball championships this year. It is now time to focus on baseball and fishing while look ing forward to fall football. Football addicts can get temporary fixes by the NFL draft and college and high school spring practice. Mancini Packing Company in Zolfo Springs has about 70 employees. The company specializes in peppers--blanched, roasted and fried, reports president and CEO Rick Mancini. Congratulations to Florida tourism for attracting an esti mated 116.5 million visitors in 2017, an increase of 3.6 percent over the 112.4 million visitors in 2016, according to Gov. Rick Scott. Tourism drives sales tax revenue and accounts for 1.4 million jobs among Florida's workforce of 10.15 million, said Scott. Hurricane Irma was estimated to have cost the state 1.8 million visitors and $1.5 billion in visitor spending in 2017. Visit Florida said in 2017 the state had 102.3 million do mestic visitors, 10.7 million from overseas, and 3.5 million from Canada, wrote Jim Turner of News Service of Florida. Florida's top 18 airports in 2017 recorded traffic of 87.2 mil lion passengers, up 4.1 percent over 2016, said Scott. Here are some community services offered by Alpha & Omega Ministries of Wauchula: Hannah's House Domestic Violence Shelter, giving food, shelter and counseling to women and children who are facing adversity in their lives. Hope Chest, not only a thrift store but a way to learn valu able vocational skills. Hannah's House Complex, 17 apartments for homeless women and children. Community Counseling Center, counseling for both the abused and abuser as well as community needs for anger management, parenting, and domestic violence counseling for sur vivors and abusers. Overcomers for addictions. The office location is 113 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula. Lorraine Gillespie, husband John and daughter Karen run the ministries. John's 90th birthday party is Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Wauchula. AARP has started a Living to 100 Project. Some early com ments include: 1. "There's a 20-year spread in the U.S. between the county with the longest life expectancy and the county with the shortest life expectancy," says Joseph Bieleman, Institute for Health Met rics and Evaluation. 2. "The longer you live, the healthier you have been," said Thomas Peris, M.D., Boston University School of Medicine. 3. "You may be genetically predisposed to breast cancer or heart disease. You are not genetically predisposed to poverty," Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute. 4. "What limits human longevity--our biology, our behav iors, our systems or our environment?" Jonathan Stevens, AARP senior vice president, Thought Leadership. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. President Donald Trump have declared a state and national emergency about increases in opioid overdoses and deaths. In 2016 there were 5,725 deaths in Florida from opioids, ac cording to a Florida Medical Examiners report. Florida Farm Bureau reports celery is composed of 94 per cent water, and you can eat the stalks, leaves and seeds. Celery is grown in the Florida Everglades region, the peak months being January through March. I ruined my first vegetable beef stew effort by chopping up a whole plant (minus the roots). Much too strong on the celery flavor. tuning into a pre-assigned radio frequency. The project has been in cluded in the citys capital improvement plan for the airport. At the request of the Airport Advisory Board, the weather station project was green-lit for a higher priority. This project is a definite upgrade to our airport and should be well received by the users of the airport, Minshew said. STATION Continued From A1 several times, the last in about 1990. He died in 2000. A world record was set at Bensen Days in 1998 by Denver physician Bill Clem, who specializes in high-altitude res cues. Later certified as a world record, he climbed to 24,463 feet here in his open-cockpit rotorcraft. Most rotorcraft pilots come to the Wauchula event to promote education and safety, enjoy the camaraderie among pilots and vendors, exchange ideas and information, and share their hobby with the pub lic. There are some workshops and daily briefings on weather conditions and other topics. On Saturday, after early flying, most gyroplanes are on display in the main aircraft tiedown area until the mid-day contests, which include a precision landing skill test and an egg drop on a human target, usually the club president. Also included in the day are a manufacturers showcase and other specialty flying exhibi tions or demonstrations. The event ends with a Satur day evening closing banquet and awards presentation. The event, which began in the early 1970s, took place in various Florida locations be fore the Sunstate Wing & Rotor Club began sponsoring the annual event here, close to the April 1 birthday of Igor Bensen. In its 45th year here, the Wauchula Airport location was chosen because of its rural set ting, low-cost fueling station and welcoming airport lounge. Next year, even more up grades likely will be done at the local airport, possibly in cluding a weather station. The nearest airport with a weather station has been at Bartow. FLY-IN Continued From A1 the traffic control device at that intersection had been knocked down and/or was in disre pair. The lawsuit goes on to contend, plaintiff thereby sustained serious bodily injuries, due to the careless and negligent manner in which the aforesaid intersection of County Road 636 and Clifton Bryan Road and its traffic control device were maintained. The document says both roadways are within Hardee Countys system of roads and bridges, and that as such the county had an obligation to inspect, maintain and repair the intersections Stop sign. Further, it claims the county negligently caused, or allowed to exist, a hazardous condition and negligently failed to warn drivers of the danger. The lawsuit alleges the county was aware or should have been aware of the condition of the intersection. As a result, Spinner says his client has en dured bodily injuries resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity to enjoy life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, and aggravation of a pre-existing in jury. Johnsons injuries are either permanent or continuing in nature, the civil action states. She will suffer losses in the future, it asserts. Spinner has asked for a jury trial to seek a judgment against the county for general dam ages and for such other and further relief. LAWSUIT Continued From A1 1. Florida State's Mike Martin entered the 2018 col lege baseball season second on the career wins list for a head coach. Who is No. 1? 2. When Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers led the National League with 104 stolen bases in 1962, the run ner-up was a teammate. Who was it? 3. Who holds the Big Ten football championship game record for most passing yards? 4. Name the last NBA center to have a triple-double in which he scored 50 or more points? 5. Bill Stewart was the first American-born NHL coach to win a Stanley Cup (1938). Who was the second to do it? 6. Who was the first AsianAmerican to win an Olympic medal? 7. Between 2001 and 2010, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson combined to win six of the 10 Masters golf tournaments. Name two of the other four winners. ANSWERS 1. Augie Garrido (Cal State-Fullerton, Texas), with 1,975 wins. 2. Willie Davis, with 32 stolen bases. 3. Trace McSorley of Penn State, with 384 yards in 2016. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in 1975. 5. Pittsburgh's Bob John son, in 1991. 6. Platform diver Sammy Lee, who won gold in 1948 and 1952. 7. Mike Weir (2003), Zach Johnson (2007), Trevor Im melman (2008) and Angel Cabrera (2009).(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek Q: When will CBS sire the next season of "Elemen tary"? We've been waiting for quite a while. I really enjoy your articles each week. Dennis G., via email A: The sixth season of the procedural crime drama, which is based on the characters and cases in the canon of "Sherlock Holmes," is set to premiere on Monday, April 30, at 10 p.m. ET. And here's some more good news: CBS ordered eight additional episodes for this sea son, bringing the episode count up to 21 (although that is down from its normal 24). Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill all are set to return, with Desmond Har rington joining the cast as a series regular. Hopefully we'll find out what is going on with Sherlock after last season's cliffhanger of his MRI to find out why he's been experiencing memory loss and hallucina tions. CBS also announced that the third season of "Code Black" will premiere on Wednesday, May 2, at 10 p.m. ET. The medical thriller follows firstyear residents and their col leagues at Angels Memorial Hospital. Marcia Gay Harden leads an ensemble cast that also includes Boris Kodjoe, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, William Allen Young, Emily Tyra, Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Alyn Lind, Moon Bloodgood, Luis Guzman and Rob Lowe. *** Q: I remember you fea tured an interview with Catherine Bell late last year, and she said that the next sea son of "Good Witch" would be coming up in the spring. Can you tell me if Hallmark has issued a release date yet? Kelli G., West Palm Beach, Florida A: The network recently an nounced that the season four premiere of "Good Witch" will be Sunday, April 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT), marking the 10th an niversary of the network's most popular movie franchise. It began with "The Good Witch" in 2008, the first of seven highly successful movies that led to the launch of the primetime series, which routinely ap pears in the top-five shows on ad-supported cable on an in credibly competitive Sunday night. In season four, Cassie Nightingale (played by Cather ine) and Sam (James Denton) are newly engaged and slowly work on wedding plans while helping their kids, Grace (Bailee Madison) and Nick (Rhys Bond), mend their friendship. Grace's senior year of high school finds her uncer tain about plans for college, bringing a bittersweet lesson about life and love. As Cassie and Sam's wedding day ap proaches, Cassie conjures up a magical day in the way that only she can. *** Q: One of my favorite books in recent years is "Lit tle Fires Everywhere." Is it true it's being made into a movie? Vivian F., via email A: The bestselling novel by Celeste Ng is being adapted not as a movie, but rather as a limited series (much like "Big Little Lies"). Hulu landed the series after a huge bidding war, with Reese Witherspoon and Kerrie Washington on board as producers and stars of the series. 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.Celebrity ExtraBy Cindy Elavsky Up To $3,000 Reward!Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips:1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477orheartlandcrimestoppers.com The average human blinks their eyes 6,250,000 times a year.

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April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 The Herald-Advocate2018 EASTER COLORING CONTEST WINNERS4-5 Year Olds1stPlace ~ Lily Cruce 2ndPlace ~ Cavel Myers 3rdPlace ~ Eli Samuels6-7 Year Olds1stPlace ~ Alice Walkington 2ndPlace ~ Jurnee Myers 3rdPlace ~ Violet Johnson8-10 Year Olds1stPlace ~ Kate De Santiago 2ndPlace ~ Priscilla Garcia Santiago 3rdPlace ~ Nicholas SimsWe would like to thank all our young participants in this years contest. You are all outstanding, talented young artists.4:5nc Alligators become more active and visible during spring as temperatures rise and their metabolism increases. Although serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, the state Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com mission recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is stand ing water. The alligator is a conserva tion success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are an impor tant part of Floridas wetlands, but should be regarded with caution and respect. Reduce the chances of con flicts with alligators by swimming only in designated swimming areas, and only dur ing daylight hours. Also, keep pets on a leash and well away from the waters edge. Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And, the FWC implores, never feed alligators. It is dangerous and illegal. The FWC places the highest priority on public safety, and administers a Statewide Nui sance Alligator Program to ad dress complaints concerning specific alligators. People con cerned about an alligator should call the FWCs toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) FWC-Gator (392-4286). The program uses con tracted nuisance alligator trap pers to remove alligators four feet in length or greater that are believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property.Gators More Active In Spring FISH & WILDLIFE COMMISSION PHOTO If theres water, therere alligators, the Fish & Wildlife Commission cautions. Call the hotline at (866) 392-4286 to report nuisance alligators. TOASTED TREATS COURTESY PHOTOSStudents at Wauchula Elementary School who read the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award book Framed! A Toast Mystery by James Ponti participated in a fun and challenging Book Club event. They used the Theory Of All Small Things, or T.O.A.S.T., to solve a puzzle and get to the prize! Mosaic Alters Truck Routeuntarily suspending use of the trucking route from South Pas ture to South Fort Meade. During the Mosaic annual review held in February, county commissioners unani mously approved Mosaics plan to utilize up to 268 round trips per day, a 200-truck per day increase than previously allowed, between the two fa cilities. No concerns were raised at the time by Albritton or any commissioner. Hardee County Planning & Zoning Board member Ralph Arce was the only person to question the route, and he wanted provisions put in place to not allow the trucks while school buses were traveling the same route. Schweiss said if the com pany felt the route was neces sary in the future, Mosaic would commit to coordinating with the county prior to the commencement of trucking activities between the two facilities. He said Mosaics other fa cilities in the area are only de signed to load railcars and not offload, which necessitates the need for the rock to be hauled by trucks. Ore coming from the South Pasture Mine is low quality and has higher levels of metal deposits in the rock, which re quire it to be blended with higher quality ore before going through the chemical plant, he said. Previously, all the rock coming out of the Fort Green mine was sent via rail to the Plant City chemical plant, which was closed, or idled, last year by Mosaic in a costcutting move. The Plant City facility, which Mosaic acquired when it bought out CF Industries Florida assets, was better suited to process the lowgrade rock than Mosaics other chemical plants in the area. It was also the most costly to op erate. Schweiss said some of the rock from the South Pasture Mine could end up being sent by barge to Louisiana, where it will be blended and processed with rock coming from Peru, where Mosaic has a 75-percent ownership stake in the Miski Mayo mine, which can produce 4.5 million tons annually. Nineteen local residents filed a lawsuit against the county in March opposing the increased truck traffic, which is still pending in Circuit Court. The suit claims the county failed to provide adequate public notice of the proposed change before approving it. It is unknown at this time if the parties in the suit will con tinue the challenge after Mo saic agreed to alter the route. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateMosaic Fertilizer has agreed to alter the route of up to 268 trucks per day leaving the South Pasture Mine in Fort Green after the county and cit izens raised concerns over the increased traffic at the inter section of SR 62 and U.S. 17 and the intersection of County Line Road and U.S. 17 in Bowling Green. Russell Schweiss, director of public affairs, land and re source strategies for Mosaic, wrote a letter to Hardee County Manager Lex Albrit ton on March 23 to inform him of the companys decision. Mosaic, Florida Depart ment of Transportation offi cials and county staff met on March 16 to discuss the previ ously approved route and any alternatives, according to the letter from Schweiss. Instead of transporting the beneficiated rock to the South Fort Meade Mine, Mosaic will now send the trucks west from Fort Green via SR 62 to be blended with rock at other fa cilities, such as the Four Cor ners Mine. Mosaic recognizes your concern about additional truck traffic at the intersection of SR 62 and U.S. 17 and the inter section of U.S. 17 and County Line Road, Schweiss said in the letter. In consideration of your concerns, Mosaic is vol -PHOTO BY TOM STAIKJim Demchak (left), negotiator for the Hardee Education Association/United, and George Kelly, human re sources director for the Hardee County School District, tentatively agree to contract terms now on their way to teachers for a ratification vote. would move forward one salary level this year and an additional salary level next year if the pro posal is approved. The offer does not include bonuses. Non-grandfathered teachers receiving performance pay would receive an additional $300 for each year of experi ence up to 15 years. Under that plan, the salary range for a teacher with 15 years of experience would rise to be tween $40,000 and $44,500. Performance pay will continue to be offered of $600 for qualified and $800 for highly qualified teachers. The plan also calls for the School Board to contribute an additional $70,000 next year to ensure employee costs for med ical insurance are frozen. The offer is estimated to cost $681,695 this year and $1,258,395 next year. Total cost is estimated at $1,940,090. Funding for the raises is being pulled from the school systems unreserved fund balance, which is anticipated to fall to $3,433,043 next year if the package is approved. Deputy Superintendent of Schools Todd Durden said he was pleased with Tuesdays out come. I can sleep tonight knowing we put our best offer on the table, Durden said. DEAL Continued From A1

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Obituaries WOODROW W. ‘WOODY’ HANCOCK JR Woodrow W. "Woody" Hancock Jr., 72, died in WinterHaven, on March 3, 2018,after a brief battle with pancre atic cancer. He was born Feb. 9, 1946, in Fort Meade, and lived inArizona for more than 25 yearsand returned to Florida in Jan uary. He owned and operated abarber shop in Prescott, Ariz.before retiring in 2014 He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow W.and Maxine Russell Hancock. He is survived by his sisters, Sandra Mitchell and KarenHancock; and his aunt, ValdaRobinson. Visitation will be held 2:303 p.m. today (Thursday), April5, at Hancock Funeral Home,945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.Memorial services will followin the funeral home chapel at 3p.m. with Pastor Kenny Slayofficiating. In lieu of flowers, the fam ily request that donations bemade to: Hancock CemeteryAssociation, c/o Joyce Acuff,620 N. Polk Ave., Fort Meade,FL 33841. Arrangements by Hancock Family Funeral Home. In Loving Memory K K A A T T H H R R Y Y N N V V E E R R M M E E U U L L E E N N Kathryn Vermeulen, 76, of Bowling Green, passedaway on Saturday, March31, 2018, at Hardee Manorin Wauchula. Kathryn was born in Guage, Ky., on Sept. 22,1941. She has been a resi dent of Hardee County for10 years coming from Ten nessee. She was a Christianby faith and worked for de partment stores buying furs. Kathryn was preceded in death by her father, CreedCraft. She is survived by her sons, Bradley Vermeulen, ofLebanon, Tenn., and CraigVermeulen, of Gresham,Ore.; brother, Ray Craft, ofToledo, Ohio; as well asother brothers and sistersand three grandchildren.Expressions of comfortmay be made atrobartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Memory GAY DRAKE ALBRITTON Gay Drake Albritton, 81, passed away peacefully inher sleep March 31, 2018, inCumming, Ga., surroundedby her beloved family. Gay was born in Ridge way, Ill., on June 6, 1936, toPerry and Lessie Drake.Gay and the family movedto North Ft. Myers shortlythereafter. She was the sec ond of 10 children. In 1958,she moved to BowlingGreen and married T.J.Albritton on her birthday in1959. They made theirhome in the Center Hillcommunity where theyraised their three girls. Gay drove a school bus for Hardee District Schoolsfor 20 years before she re tired to care for her husbandduring his illness. Shemoved to Alpharetta, Ga., in2009, where she lived withTemptie and Tim. She foundthe hustle and bustle of alarge town to be too muchand they all relocated toDawsonville, Ga., whereGay enjoyed country livingagain. Gay dearly loved her family. She enjoyed read ing, making jelly, fishing,caring for her chickens,cooking for her family, andkeeping up with friends onFacebook with her iPad.Her true passion, however,was gardening. Therewasn’t a flower she couldn’tcall by name. She delightedin being able to grow “north ern” flowers in her new cli mate such as daffodils,tulips, and buttercups. Intrue southern tradition, mostof her plants came from theclippings of family and friends. Having a greenthumb, she was alwaysthrilled to share her gardenwith others. Gay was preceded in death by her parents, PerryDrake and Lessie Chapin;sister, Corrine Starling; andbrothers, David Drake, Pre ston Drake, John HenryDrake, Charles Durranceand Luigi Durrance. She leaves behind three daughters, Marie Dasher(Richard), of Zolfo Springs,Temptie Knapp (Tim), ofDawsonville, Ga., and BethVanSickle (James), of Bowl ing Green; six grandchil dren; five great-grand-children; one brother,Richard Durrance, of Cali fornia; sisters, Shirley Roli son, of O’Brien, andVirginia Turner, ofBrunswick, Ga.; and numer ous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, the 7th ofApril, at Ft. Green BaptistChurch where she was still amember. Services will fol low at 4 p.m. Interment willbe at Ft. Green BaptistCemetery. In lieu of flowers, dona tions may be made to Ft.Green Baptist Church Build ing Fund, 2875 BaptistChurch Rd, Bowling Green. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory ROY CARLTON ‘R.C.’ WEEKS Roy Carlton “R.C.” Weeks, of Lake Placid,passed away on March 28,2018. He was born Nov. 28, 1932, to Roy Weeks andWilla Mae (Green) Weeks.After graduating fromHardee Senior High School,R.C. joined the U.S. AirForce where he was a staffsergeant in the Korean War.When he was dischargedfrom activeduty he camehome andbegan his ca reer as abuilder and general contrac tor in the Hardee Countyarea. R.C. married Ada Merle Collins in 1960. The couplehad two children, JedWeeks, of Wauchula, andKrista Weeks Peterson, of Tampa. R.C. has gone to heaven to be with the Lord, hismother, father, and brothers,Hoyt Weeks and J.W.Weeks, and many lifelongfriends and relatives. R.C. was an active mem ber of Faith Baptist Churchin Lake Placid. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ada Merle; son,Jed and daughter-in-law,Robin (Clenney) Weeks, ofWauchula; daughter, Kristaand son-in-law, Bob Peter son, of Tampa; and sister-in-law, Zola Collins Truitt. In his later years, R.C. was renamed “Pop” by hisfour granddaughters, Leahand Audra Weeks, ofWauchula, and Lauren andAlexandra Peterson, ofTampa. Pop was a wonderful hus band, father, and grandfa ther. When he wasn’t soilinghis granddaughters, he en joyed fishing, shooting, rid ing his motorcycle, andbarbequing with friends andfamily. Visitation and service was held Good Friday at FirstBaptist Church of Wauchulaon March 30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations bemade to Good ShepherdHospice, Sebring, or FloridaSheriff’s Boys Ranch, LiveOak. Arrangements were by cremation. Because We Care... Superior Service Guaranteed Lowest Cost After all, we are a family just like yours. We know what it feels like to lose someone you love. View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 West Main Street Wauchula, Florida33873 863-773-9773 4:5c ABOUT... Obituaries Obituaries are published free of charge by The Her ald-Advocate as a public service, but must be submittedthrough a funeral home. A one-column photo of the de ceased may be added for $15. Obituaries contain the name, age, place of residence, date of death, occupation, memberships, immediate sur vivors and funeral arrangements. The list of survivors mayinclude the names of a spouse, parents, siblings, childrenand chlildren’s spouses and grandchildren, and the num ber of great-grandchildren. If there are no immediate sur vivors, consideration of other relationships may be given. Funeral homes can submit obituaries to obits@the heraldadvocate.com. Protect The Vulnerable Report Elder Abuse or Neglect 1 (800) 962 2873 The great Clarence Jordan founded Koinonia Farms inAmericus, Georgia, in theage of segregation. Hedreamed of a Biblical com munity that was racial inte grated, a common purse wasshared, and the only thingthat mattered was being achild of God through JesusChrist. Dozens of peoplecame to work on the farm.Some stayed their wholelives; others stayed a season. One young family came, full of zeal for Jesus andcommitment to a radicallifestyle change. They em braced living in community,simple living, and lovingdeeply. Luther said, “Our right eousness can be more dan gerous than our sin.” When we give up a lifestyle, whenwe sacrifice, an unholy pridecan creep in to fill the vacantspace in our souls. The young father was talk ing with Clarence one day.Rather humbly, he toldClarence he was learning todepend on God because hehad chosen poverty.Clarence, with the same wis dom Jesus showed the richyoung ruler, challenged him. Clarence said, “You are not poor. You have chosen to setaside your wealth for a sea son. That’s a good thing. Butyou are not truly poor. If yourchild were stricken with arare disease, you would callyour parents. They would flydown immediately on theirprivate jet. They would takeyour child to finest doctors,the best hospitals. Theywould spare no expense tosave the life of their grand child. The poor have no oneto call.” It is easy to imagine the poor are lazy. We hear storiesof people fighting their wayout of poverty, and we imag ine everyone could fight theirway out if they just tried hardenough. Most of us, however, have never stood on the other side of the poverty divide. We donot know what it is like to seeno vision for another future.We do not understand thepower of temptations to dullreality. Think about how hard real ity can be for people whohave resources. Imagine howmuch harder it is for peoplewith nothing. It’s easy to fool ourselves. We can believe we’ve knownhard times. I remember myuncles and aunts discussingthe Great Depression. Theytalked about being poor. The truth was, they had lit tle cash. But they had aranch. They raised their ownfood. They were not poor atall; they were struggling. There’s a difference. We’ve all struggled. To bepoor is to not just lackmoney; it is to lack hope. Before you judge the poor, remember you do not under stand. Jesus said, “Judge not,lest you be judged.” Then re member Jesus also said,“Whoever does for the leastof these my brothers, does forme.” Jesus looked at the rich and the poor, and he said, “Thepoor are my people.” Totruly serve Jesus is to loveand serve the poor, and to doit without condemnation. As Jesus does, he leaves us with an uncomfortablechoice: Do you want to feelsuperior? Do you want to beable to call someone whentrouble comes? Or do youwant to be where Jesus is? Who Can You Call? 1. Is the book of Samaria in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. When he had a vision, who said, "Not so, Lord; for Ihave never eaten any thing thatis common or unclean"?Adam, Reuben, Samson, Peter 3. From Acts 7, who was the first person martyred forhis belief in Jesus Christ?Apollos, John the Baptist,Jehu, Stephen 4. What is the fourth book of the Old Testament (KJV)?Deuteronomy, Numbers,Leviticus, Joshua 5. Besides Jonah, what other prophet ministered inNineveh? Nathan, Paul,Nahum, Philip 6. From 1 Kings 11, what was the number of wives ofKing Solomon? 3, 50, 100,700 ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Peter; 3) Stephen; 4) Numbers;5) Nahum; 6) 700Comments? More Trivia? Visitwww.TriviaGuy.com (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey Here's hoping everyone had a blessed Easter and that the true meaning of Easter was remembered by everyone in everyhome. Our little ones don't know that Easter is about the resur rection of Christ so it is up to the older generation to teach themthat it is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we receiveon a daily basis. My family gathered at my youngest daughter's for Easter. This is the first time ever that i didn't fix any food to bring.When I asked my daughter what she wanted me to bring shesaid, "Just bring yourself." There were nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, my childrenand friends of ours with their children. The kids all look forward to the egg hunt every year and spending time running and playing, and just being togetheragain. The adults get to visit and catch up on the things hap pening in their everyday lives. Families need times like this toget together and renew family ties. Some of the great nieces don't know me very well, but I think all children can feel love when it is shown to them. Ihope to have them spend lots of time with me this summer.Their mothers spent many days and nights at our home whenthey were small, and my children are still very close to theircousins. As you all know, I'm a strong advocate for family and fam ily ties, and I think you should do all you can to stay connectedto those you don't see too often. Pick up the phone and makethat call just to let them know you are thinking of them. Invitethem to come visit or maybe you can visit them. You don't haveto wait for a holiday to roll around to visit or call, but it doesseem like more people gather at holidays than they do at othertimes. I am also strong on friendships. I cherish the friendship I have with my best friend. We have been friends since our chil dren were very small. I went to school with her husband, andour husbands were friends. We are older now and both have lost our husbands, but the bond of friendship we share will be with us through eternity.We are BFFs (best friends forever).Editor’s Note: Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can bereached at 863-453-3589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas HAM AND CHEESE CHOWDER If you still have a little left over ham from Easter, here isa delicious and hearty soup tofinish it off.4 1/2 cups shredded loose-packed frozen potatoes1/2 cup finely choppedonion2 cups chopped cabbage2 cups water1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) diced97 percent fat-free ham 1 (12-fluid-ounce) can Car nation Evaporated Fat-FreeMilk3/4 cup cubed VelveetaLight processed cheese 1. In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, onion, cab bage and water. Stir in ham.Cover and cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes oruntil vegetables are tender. 2. Add evaporated milk and Velveeta Light. Mix wellto combine. Continue sim mering for 5 to 6 minutes oruntil mixture is heatedthrough and cheese is melted,stirring often. Serves 6. TIP: Raw shredded pota toes, rinsed and patted dry,may be used in place offrozen potatoes. • Each serving: 179 calo ries, 3g fat, 16g protein, 22gcarbs, 645mg sodium, 264mgcalcium, 2g fiber; DiabeticExchanges: 1 1/2 Meat, 1Starch, 1/2 Fat Free Milk, 1/2Vegetable; Carb Choices: 11/2. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made Fast And Healthy By Healthy Exchanges A4 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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Our caring staff are working hard to plan for the future needs of Hardee County residents! During our construction we would like to offer a s s p p e e c c i i a a l l d d i i s s c c o o u u n n t t for our Prearranged Funeral Plans. Call our friendly staff for details. Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services205 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula PongerKaysGrady.com863-773-6400 4:5c Obituaries In Memory BETTY ANN CREWS Betty Ann Crews, 70, of Zolfo Springs, went to bewith the Lord, on March 25,2018, at Sebring. She was born in Hon olulu, Hawaii, on June 15,1947. She came to ZolfoSprings from Waukegan,Ill., in 1999. She retiredafter 35 years from AbbottLaboratories. She marriedGene on May 7, 1966, andthe couple were married for51 years. She was a memberof the Florida’s First Assem bly of God of Wauchula andwas a devoted Christian. Betty was as beautiful in side as she was on the out side, with a heart as big as amountain. She was preceded in death by her mother, BetsyAyako Hutcherson. She is survived by her husband, Cread GeneCrews, of Zolfo Springs;son, Jeff Crews, of HotSprings, Ark.; daughter,Tammy Peters (Bud), ofGurnee, Ill.; father, HenryHutcherson, of Union, S.C.,three sisters-in-law, DeannaArmstrong (J.W.), of Holla day, Tenn., Hope Harris (thelate Lester), of Wauchula,and Donna Skipper (Ray),of Wauchula; and numerousnieces and nephews on bothsides of the family, scatteredfrom Florida to Hawaii. A memorial service will be held today (Thursday)April 5, 2018, at 2 p.m., atFlorida’s First Assembly ofGod of Wauchula on FloridaAvenue. Jeff Fowler will of ficiate. SHARON LAMB ROBERTS Sharon Lamb Roberts, 56, died Thursday, March 29,2018, at St. Joseph's Hospitalin Riverview. She was born Aug. 29, 1961, in Tampa, and was alongtime resident of FortMeade. She retired after a 29year tenure from the PolkCounty School Board and wasa member of the First BaptistChurch of Fort Meade. She was preceded in death by her father, RichardLawrence Lamb Jr.; and step-father, Arnold Rivers. She is survived by her hus band, Wayne "Boo-Boo"Roberts, Fort Meade; sons,Derek Childress (Falon), ofBartow, Trent Childress, ofWauchula, and Wade Roberts,of Canton, Ga; mother, De lena Springfield, of LakePlacid; sisters, Sonya Ras mussen, of Wauchula, andLana Mislevy, of Sebring; andgrandchildren, Clayton Chil dress, Brayden Childress,Evan Childress, Kinley Chil dress, and Kohlbie Childress. Visitation was April 2 at Hancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. Funeral services wereApril 3, at the CornerstoneChurch of God, Fort Meade.Interment followed in Ever green Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the fam ily requests donations be madeto: Hope Project International,P.O. Box 1241, Highland City,FL 33846 or www.hopepro jectintl.com. Arrangements byHancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. MARY ANN HINES Mary Ann Hines, 79, of Wauchula, died April 1, 2018,at Lakeland Regional Hospital. Born in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 18, 1938, she came toWauchula from Houston. Shewas a social worker at G.Pierce Wood. She was a mem ber of Bayside CommunityChurch. She was preceded in death by husband, Willie Hines;daughter, Gwendolyn DarleneHines; granddaughter, ConnieHarris; grandsons, Billy Red den and Scott Lane; brothers,W.C. Royal and T.J. Royal;mother, Cynthia Royal; and fa ther, Willie Royal. She is survived by daugh ters, Brenda Joyce Hines andMary Lee Harris; sons, JohnnyRay Harris, Willie GeorgeHarris, Freddie Lee Harris(Doris), and Archie JamesHines; brother, Nathan Royal;and grandchildren, JerryBrowdy, Michael McMillian,Shauntee Hines, MichaelHines, Darrel Hines, DeShawnMcMillian, LaShawn McMil lian, Jermaine Harris, TarvarisHarris, Joshua McMillian,Tanagela Holley, NikkieHines, Erica Holley, JohnnyRay Harris Jr, Emprise Hines,Santresa Harris, Artrice Hines,Anwaun Hines, and a host ofgreat-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 4-6 p.m. at BaysideCommunity Church, 1615Rainey Blvd., Wauchula. Serv ice will be Saturday, April 7, at11 a.m. at First ChristianChurch, 1121 Louisiana St.,Wauchula. Internment will beat Magnolia Manor Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home Bartow Don’t Let An Eating Disorder Take Over Your Life E ATING D ISORDERS H ELPLINE 1-888-344-8837 or 1-800-931-2237 ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS If you are movingor changing youraddress, pleaselet our subscrip tion departmentknow as soon aspossible so yourservice will not bedelayed. 863-773-3255 DEAR PAW'S CORNER: A few months ago, I movedacross the country for a tem porary contract job. I didn'twant to uproot my two dogs,"Skip" and "Trace," and myex-girlfriend was happy tocare for them. Since then, thejob has become permanent,and I plan to fly my dogshere. I'm worried aboutsending them in the cargohold of an aircraft, however.Is there any way to ensurethey won't be stressed out? —Carl in San Diego DEAR CARL: It is possible to acclimate your pets, some what, to the stresses of travel— whether by car or airplane.You'll need to enlist your ex tohelp prepare them for the trip,and if possible, be on the sameflight to their new home so youcan greet them as soon asthey're offloaded, further mini mizing that stress. Acclimating Skip and Trace to travel starts with gettingthem accustomed to the sturdytravel crates each of themneeds to be in. Put nonslippadding on the floor of eachcrate, along with lightweightbedding, a chew toy, water anda piece of clothing with yourscent on it. Have them go into their crates on command, giv ing a treat when they do. Next, place their crates in the car and drive around, so theyget used to being in the crateswhile in motion. Finally, add a louder noise element to the ac climation: Take the car through an automatic car wash, whoseair dryers sound much like a jet engine. Give lots of treats and posi tive encouragement during these sessions, which should be repeated at least a couple oftimes a week leading up to the big trip home. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Paw’s Corner By Sam Mazzotta April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 A Celebration for the Greatest Generation My parents, Howard and An geline Shelf, celebrate 66 yearsof marriage in a few weeks.Dad served in the Air Force for26 years. He became an award-winning recruiter and held therank of Chief Master Sargent,something that very fewAfrican-Americans achievedduring that time. He was de ployed to Greenland; GooseBay, Labrador; Thailand; Viet nam and numerous bases in theU.S., with my mom, four chil dren and a slobbery dog. His absences meant that my mother had to be the rock ofour family. Now that I'm anadult, I marvel at the way shealways managed to create abeautiful home wherever wewere stationed, shower us allwith love and attention, pursueher artistic side through art,sewing and interior design, andcook delicious meals anddesserts on my dad's militarysalary. When we got older and the time for my dad to retire wasdrawing near, my mother wentback to work so they couldsave the money to buy a house.My dad went to night school tobecome a real estate agent.Later, my mother also wentback to school to become an in terior designer. Together, my parents built a highly successful real estatebusiness. My dad used histraining as an Air Force re cruiter to acquire customersand sell numerous homes. Mymother designed the interiors,created beautiful window cov erings and assisted the newhomeowners with their furni ture purchases. My parents were born, grew up, married and created a fam ily and careers during a timewhen African-Americans werestill struggling for the right tovote, barred from working, liv ing, shopping and eating wherethey wanted to, and were strug gling to be treated with thesame respect and dignity as anyother citizen. Against all odds,they preserved and raised theirchildren to do the same. My three siblings all are mu sically or artistically gifted andwork as real estate brokers andhomebuilders. I love interiordesign, decorating homes andplanning events. I also becamea newspaper columnist, a chil dren's and cookbook authorand a chef. More importantly,I've become the family histo rian through my books andnewspaper articles like thisone. Considering that both my parents are in their late 80s,their health, even with some re cent difficult challenges, isfairly good. This upcoming66th wedding anniversary is aspecial one, not just because ofthe time they've been married,but because by the grace ofGod, we are still together as afamily. That by itself is a mira cle, a blessing and a tribute tothe hard work and determina tion of two members of thegreatest generation. One of my parents' favorite dinners features steak and po tatoes, so in their honor, I'msharing my recipes for GreatSteak and Roasted Potatoeswith Rosemary and Garlic.Happy Anniversary, Mom andDad! We love you! GREAT STEAK 2 ribeye or New York stripsteaks (1 to 1 1/2 inches thick)1 teaspoon Kosher salt1 teaspoon ground black pep per 1. Heat oven to 200 F to 250 F. 2. Place steaks on a rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Sea son steaks with salt and pepper.If possible, leave steaks in therefrigerator overnight to dryout the exterior. 3. Roast the steaks in the oven: for rare steaks, bake 2025 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer reads 120 F; for medium, bake 25-30 min utes to reach 130 F; for medium-well, bake 30-35 min utes to reach 140 F; for welldone, bake steak 35-40 minutes to reach 150 F. 4. Next brown and sear the cooked steaks. Three minutesbefore the steaks come out ofthe oven, add a tablespoon ofvegetable oil or other high-temp-friendly oil to a heavyskillet, then set it to preheat on high on your largest burner. 5. When the oil is hot, add the steaks and a tablespoon ofbutter. Sear steaks, swirling andlifting occasionally, untilthey're nicely browned on thefirst side, about 45 seconds.Flip the steaks and brown the second side, for another 45 sec onds. Hold the steaks sideways to sear the edges. Serve imme diately. Serves 2. ROASTED POTATOES WITH DIJON AND ROSEMARY 2 pounds small red potatoes,washed, halved or quartered if large2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425 F. 2. Place the potatoes, olive oil, mustard, rosemary, garlic,salt and pepper in a large bowland toss to combine. Place thepotatoes, cut side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. 3. Roast for 10 minutes. Flip potatoes over. Continue cook ing until browned and tender,about 10 to 12 minutes more. Serves 4 to 6. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's au thor, culinary historian and theauthor of seven cookbooks. Hernew cookbook is "The KitchenDiva's Diabetic Cookbook."Her website is www.diva-pro.com. To see how-to videos,recipes and much, much more,Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Face book. 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Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Emilio Agustine Naranjo, 22, Wauchula, and Erika Vic toria Kinard, 28, Wauchula. Jeffery Allen Baker, 42, Wauchula, and Laura Alder man, 36, Bowling Green. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: W. S. Badcock vs. Robert Murphy, judgment. W. S. Badcock vs. Sylvia Martinez, judgment. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of re cently by the county judge: Christopher Hernandez, DUI, 180 days in jail with credit for time served and con current with felony sentence, license suspended one year, DUI school, $1,178 fines, costs and fees placed on lien; refusal to sign citation, not prosecuted. Jose Lopez, disorderly in toxication, time served, $550 fines, costs and fees. Tiffany Marie Dianne Nikel, domestic battery and re sisting/obstructing arrest with out violence, transferred to pretrial disposition program, return May 2. Ricky Dale Richards, tres pass on property other than structure/conveyance, trans ferred to pretrial diversion pro gram, return June 6. Regino Ruben Sandoval, re sisting/obstructing arrest with out violence, transferred to pretrial diversion program, return June 6. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Jana Thorpe vs. Universal Property & Casualty Co., dam agescontracts and indebtedness. TC 12 vs, Dennis W. Robin son and Sheryl Rory-Hudson, petition to foreclose mortgage. Americredit Financial Serv ices vs. Genovena Flores, Victorian Flores, damages contract and indebtedness. Valerie Hernandez and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Francisco Granadero, petition for admin istrative child support order. Letarsha Nicole Camel and DOR vs. Charles Gaston Bryan Jr., petition for adminis trative child support order. William G. Bergens vs. Bet tina Farrell, damagesauto negligence. Judy Grissom vs. Paul Everett Fulton, petition for in junction for protection. Meredith Johnson vs. Rus sell Melendy, Jimmy Patronis and Willie Nabong, dam agesnegligence, commercial liability. Sandra Rivera and DOR vs. Jose Antonio Bermudez, peti tion to register child support order from Connecticut. Reina Ann Medrano and DOR vs. Josie Marie Medrano, petition for child support. Keleen Herring and Reshod Herring, divorce. Maria E. Garcia vs. estate of Delfino Garcia and Louella J. Pich and others, petition to clarify property title. Geico General Insurance Co. vs. Kevin Wayne Pate and Kody Wayne Pate, damages auto negligence. Jessica Bandy and Pedro Bandy Jr., divorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Amy K. Montsdeoca vs. Sean P. Keleher and Kerry Sue Shontag, voluntary dismissal. Donna Lee Gallimore and Eloy Gallimore, divorce. Rosalina Montes Saenz and Evaristo Nieto Olvera, di vorce. 21st Mortgage Corp. vs. Es tate of Ivory G. Fischer and others, order. Clara Marie Clax and Oneco Briseno, divorce. B.B. Hobbs Company vs. Henderson Farms and Scott B. Henderson, order. Maria Guadalupe Zuniga and Efrain Fuentes Damian, divorce. Emily Griffin vs. William Griffin, dismissal of injunction for protection. Debra Driver vs. James Driver, dismissal of injunction for protection. Hope Alane Poucher Skin ner and Coty Skinner, divorce. Crystal Lynn Edbanks Arellano and Sergio ArellanoCortina, divorce. Adalberto Lopez and Kim berly Ann Lopez, divorce. Jennifer Roberson Otero and Timothy Otero, order on child support contempt. Seedway vs. Severt & Sons Produce Inc., Michael Severt and Daniel Severt, judgment. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Fan nie Mae Flanders and others, voluntary dismissal. Karissa Lashawn Rivers and DOR vs. Darius Lamar Pitts, order. Homer Carpenter vs. Martha Bowerbank, dismissal of injunction for protection. Mako Wakeley vs. Martha Bowerbank, injunction for protection. Tiffany Verrell vs. Kyle McNutt, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of recently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adju dicated guilty unless noted otherwise. When adjudication is withheld, it is pending successful completion of pro bation. Sentences are pur suant to an investigative report by and the recom mendation of the state pro bation office and also sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Maudia Charnelle Smith, petition to modify probation, fines, costs and fees converted to community service hours. Tonia Lea Christie, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, one year drug offender probation on each count, 50 hours community service, $1,370 fines, costs and fees; possession of methamphetamine, not prose cuted. Troy Coleman Dickey, violation of community control house arrest (original charge possession of methampheta mine), community control re voked, Florida State Prison two years with credit for 114 days served, $350 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, costs and fees and placed on lien. Christopher Hernandez, violation of probation (original charge battery by person de tained in jail or detention), pro bation revoked, Florida State Prison 20 months with credit for 128 days served, $450 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, costs and fees and placed on lien. Katrina Lea Hewitt, posses sion of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to drug pretrial diversion program, return April 24. Maria Del Carmen LopezDelgado, domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, not prosecuted. Orion McArthur Myrick, possession of cannabis, pos session of synthetic cannabi noids, cathinones or synthetic phenethylamines and posses sion of drug paraphernalia, transferred to drug pretrial diversion program, return April 17. Ashley Lana Noles, viola tion of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine), probation re voked, drug offender community controlhouse ar rest two years, $350 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Daniel Salazar, possession of cannabis, possession of al prazolam and possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to drug pretrial diversion program, return April 17. Sergio Melendez, violation of probation (original charge aggravated battery with a deadly weapon), resume pro bation with condition of 30 days in jail with credit for time served and anger management class, $350 fees and costs added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Jamie Pantoja, violation of probation (original charge lewd battery), probation modified to additional year to in clude 180 days in jail with credit for time served, and electronic monitoring. $100 fee added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Sky Ma Lee and Sheng Moua to James C. and Karen L. Wellman, $75,000. Burrus Enterprises to Roberto Cavillo Estrada, $100,000. William L. Jr. and Regina M. Anderson to Chad W. and Nicole Anderson, $240,000. Carolyn J. Flores Scheel to Johnny Alvin Huron, $92,000. Jerry and Darnelda Williams to Virginia I. and Dale L. Weese, $43,000. Wendell and Annette Cole to Equity Trust Co. as custo dian, $132,300. Maria Rojas Del Carmen DeLeon to Jose Daniel Rojas, $23,200. Geraldine Riggs as trustee to Higher Development, $13,000. James R. Childs to Betty M. McGrath, $62,500. R. Kent and Cynthia B. Lilly to Lake Branch LLC, $292,000. John E. Jr. and Kayla M. Vawter to Richard L. and Kelsey K. Whidden, $26,000. JMJ Citrus to Ger Vang and Sue V. Vang, $121,900. Ashtoa Property Group to Thomas Dale and Jean Olean Larrison, $75,000. Albert J. and Doris I. Rey nen as trustees to Brenda L. Wells as trustee, $60,000. Cheryl D. White to Dermis C. and Erika Lois Seville Wood, $125,000. NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTNotice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the application for a Water Use Permit to serve Agricultural activities. The total authorized withdrawal is 42,300 GPD, Peak Month is 317,900 GPD, and Maximum is 1,728,000 GPD. The project is located in Hardee County Section(s) 33 Township 35 South, Range 26 East. The permit applicant is Roy and Wendy H. Petteway whose address is 2150 Ramon Petteway Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 The Permit No. is 20013275.001 The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Mon day through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, 7601 Highwav 301, North Tampa, Florida 336376759 .NOTICE OF RIGHTSAny person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this matter may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the District's action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts dis puted by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice. Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District in this matter have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regarding the District's action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing. 4:5cTown of Zolfo Springs, Florida First Public Hearing NoticeThe Town of Zolfo Springs is considering applying to the Florida Department of Eco nomic Opportunity for a FFY 2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Town is eligible to apply for up to $700,000 in the neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization and housing rehabilitation categories and up to $1.5 million in the economic development category. Construction activities funded through the CDBG Program must meet one of the following National Objectives: 1. Provide benefit to lowand moderate-income persons; 2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; or 3. Meet a need of recent origin having a particular urgency. The types of activities that CDBG funds may be used for include constructing stormwa ter ponds, paving roads and sidewalks, installing sewer and water lines, building a community center or park, making improvements to a sewage treatment plant, and rehabilitating low-income homes. Additional information regarding the range of activities that could be funded will be provided at the public hearing. In developing a CDBG application, the Town of Zolfo Springs must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of the activities. In addition, the Town of Zolfo Springs is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and community development needs will be held at Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210 US High way 17 S., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For infor mation concerning the public hearing contact Linda Roberson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 162, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890-0162 or by phone at (863) 735-0405. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meet ing and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecom munication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handi capped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. A Fair Housing Workshop designed for the general public, property owners, housing professionals, and local elected officials will be conducted immediately after the public hearing on the same date and at the same location. THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION AND SUPPORTS THE EMPLOYMENT OF SECTION 3 & W/MBE PERSONS. 4:5c NoticesCITY OF BOWLING GREEN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLICIn accordance with FS. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of Bowling Green CRA has developed the annual report/budget of its activities. The Annual Report of income and operating expenses for fiscal year 2016-2017 has been filed with the City of Bowl ing Green City Clerk. The report is available for inspection during normal business hours in the office of the Clerk, located at 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, FL 33834, phone number 863-375-2255, or by visiting www.bowlinggreenfl.org. Robert S. Fite Jr., Chairperson Jerry Conerly, Coordinator City of Bowling Green Community Redevelopment Agency 104 E. Main Street Bowling Green, FL 33834 863-375-2255 4:5c______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018CA000137 MARIA GARCIA, Plaintiff, v. The ESTATE OF DELFINO GARCIA, deceased the unknown heirs of DELFINO GARCIA, LOUELLA JEAN PICH, the unknown heirs of LOUELLA JEAN PICH, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Delfino Garcia and unknown heirs of Delfino Garcia and Louella Jean Pich and unknown heirs of Louella Jean Pich YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Reformation of Deed related to the following property in Hardee County, Florida: Lot 30, Block I, Charlie Creek Mobile Estates, ac cording to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 37, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida, Together with a 1973 SKYLI mobile home ID#01611817G/Title # 5263626 (the Subject Property) has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on J. STEVEN SOUTHWELL, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1748, Wauchula, Florida, 33873, on or before the 4th day of May, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; other wise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the 29th day of March, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, As Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk4:5,12c __________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICERequest for ProposalsCareerSource Heartland, 5901 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 1, Sebring, Florida 33870, a 501(c)3 organization, is soliciting proposals from qualified entities to provide a proposal for Temporary Staffing Services in response to Work Experience Training. Pro posers meeting the require ments identified in the RFP may submit a proposal. Deadline for proposals is 3 p.m. on May 4, 2018. Please see the entire procurement timetable in the RFP on the CareerSource Heartland website at www.ca reersourceheartland.com Please direct questions/com ments regarding the RFP to Kelly Knight at kknight@career sourceheartland.com 4:5c A8 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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Bullies, take note: Director Wes Craven reportedly named the character Freddy Krueger, from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" horror films, after a kid who had bullied him in school. Though coffee has been around for about 700 years, in stant coffee was invented just over 100 years ago, in 1906. By George Washington. Of course, it wasn't that George Washington. The man who made coffee more convenient and, many would say, less flavorful was from Belgium. Those who study such things claim that there are roughly 5 million bubbles in a single glass of champagne. That factoid begs the question: How do you count the bubbles in a glass of champagne? The next time you're plan ning a European vacation, make time to visit the coast of the Netherlands, where you can stay in one of the world's most unusual hotels. Along the banks of the Wadden Sea you'll find Harlingen Harbour Crane, an actual derrick that was once used to haul timber. These days it holds aloft luxurious sleeping quarters designed for only one party at a time. If you need a change of scenery, just head to the control room to swing the crane around until you find a view that strikes your fancy. Talk about a serious typo: In 2008, the Chilean mint is sued thousands of copies of a coin with the country's name spelled "Chiie" instead of "Chile." *** Thought for the Day: "It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not." Jean de la Bruyere(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver 4/5/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:13 AM Set: 7:47 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 34 mins. Moon Data Rise: --:-Set: 10:53 AM Overhead: 5:24 AM Underfoot: 5:49 PM Moon Phase 74% Waning Gibbous Major Times 5:24 AM 7:24 AM 5:49 PM 7:49 PM Minor Times --:---:-10:53 AM 11:53 AM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -44/6/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:12 AM Set: 7:47 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 35 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:44 AM Set: 11:38 AM Overhead: 6:13 AM Underfoot: 6:37 PM Moon Phase 65% Waning Gibbous Major Times 6:13 AM 8:13 AM 6:37 PM 8:37 PM Minor Times 12:44 AM 1:44 AM 11:38 AM 12:38 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 4/7/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:11 AM Set: 7:48 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 37 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:35 AM Set: 12:25 PM Overhead: 7:01 AM Underfoot: 7:25 PM Moon Phase 56% Waning Gibbous Major Times 7:01 AM 9:01 AM 7:25 PM 9:25 PM Minor Times 1:35 AM 2:35 AM 12:25 PM 1:25 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -44/8/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:10 AM Set: 7:48 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 38 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:22 AM Set: 1:15 PM Overhead: 7:49 AM Underfoot: 8:13 PM Moon Phase 50% Last Quarter Major Times 7:49 AM 9:49 AM 8:13 PM 10:13 PM Minor Times 2:22 AM 3:22 AM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -4 4/9/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:09 AM Set: 7:49 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 40 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:07 AM Set: 2:06 PM Overhead: 8:37 AM Underfoot: 9:00 PM Moon Phase 37% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:37 AM 10:37 AM 9:00 PM 11:00 PM Minor Times 3:07 AM 4:07 AM 2:06 PM 3:06 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -44/10/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:08 AM Set: 7:49 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 41 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:50 AM Set: 2:58 PM Overhead: 9:24 AM Underfoot: 9:47 PM Moon Phase 28% Waning Crescent Major Times 9:24 AM 11:24 AM 9:47 PM 11:47 PM Minor Times 3:50 AM 4:50 AM 2:58 PM 3:58 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 4/11/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:06 AM Set: 7:50 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 44 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:30 AM Set: 3:52 PM Overhead: 10:10 AM Underfoot: 10:33 PM Moon Phase 20% Waning Crescent Major Times 10:10 AM 12:10 PM 10:33 PM 12:33 AM Minor Times 4:30 AM 5:30 AM 3:52 PM 4:52 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -44/12/2018Sun Data Rise: 7:05 AM Set: 7:50 PM Day Length 12 hrs. 45 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:08 AM Set: 4:47 PM Overhead: 10:56 AM Underfoot: 11:19 PM Moon Phase 13% Waning Crescent Major Times 10:56 AM 12:56 PM 11:19 PM 1:19 AM Minor Times 5:08 AM 6:08 AM 4:47 PM 5:47 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar ForecastProvided courtesy of solunarforecast.com

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Also treating Headaches Siatica • Leg /Hip Pain Shoulder/Arm/Wrist Pain Muscle Pain and Arthritis Chronic or Acute Painsoc4:5c Photo by Jim Kelly Leanna Himrod, communications manager for the Florida Department of Citrusbased in Bartow, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Mater'zSteak House. Her job is marketing orange juice to increase sales. A motto forFlorida citrus is "There is Amazing Inside." This includes taste, Vitamin C, potas sium, folate, and no added sugar. The marketing target audience is "MillennialMoms" (mothers born between 1980 and 1995 – ages 23 to 38) through digital cam paigns. Marketing timelines include the cold and flu seasons and National OJ Daywhich is May 4. Leanna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Himrod of Wauchula.She is a University of Florida graduate and former executive director of Peace RiverValley Citrus Growers Association. Her father and brother Aaron own Himrod CitrusNursery with locations in Hardee and Highlands counties. From left are Roy Pette way, Leanna Himrod and Kyle Long, community development coordinator for theCity of Wauchula. CITRUS REPORT COURTESY PHOTO The Florida College System has named six South Florida State College students tothe 2018 All-Florida Academic Team. Formally recognized at an awards ceremonyon Friday in Tampa will be Danny Sustaita of Hardee County along with Austin Beck,Anthony Burnett, Zachary Geitner, Erika Weaver-Coleman and Kevin Webb. Theyjoin 135 of their peers from the 28-member Florida College System in being namedto the academic team. In nominating students for the All-Florida Academic Team,colleges consider participation in academic honors programs, membership in andawards from collegiate societies, and academic enrichment gained from intern ships and special projects. Pictured (from left) are Sustaita, Burnett, Webb, Beck,Weaver-Coleman and Geitner. ALL-FLORIDA A-TEAM The Wednesday Musicale met March 27 at the HardeeCounty School Board officeson South Florida Avenue inWauchula. Members and guests were treated to an afternoon of blue grass music with the GospelJubilee, who represent themusic program at First BaptistChurch of Wauchula. DebbieCarlton introduced membersand musical selections. A special treat was having Carlton’s mother, Leola Hansel, “play the egg” in therythmn section. The audience learned that the music played earlier,“Seminole Wind,” was inhonor of Hansel and her sister,Okeechobee, who is called“Chobee. “ Toddler Chobee and her in fant sister survived the 1926disaster caused by a stormsurge break in the Lake Okee chobee dike. The family rodeon their house roof for 36hours. Leola is 88 years old and her sister is 92. George Wilson presided in the absence of the president,Sylvia Collins. He remindedmembers and guests that theWednesday, April 11, meetingat 4 p.m. in the South FloridaAvenue location will featuremusic by students interested inmusic or dance who are apply ing for a Wednesday Musicalescholarship. The public is in vited. For more information, call the president at 773-6251. Wednesday Musicale Hosts Gospel Jubilee COURTESY PHOTO The meeting room was filled with gospel and bluegrass recently as the Gospel Ju bilee played for the Wednesday Musicale. The next meeting will feature perform ances by scholarship applicants. Brookside Bluff News By Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 The long-awaited art show has come and gone. If you at tended, I am sure you were notdisappointed. Showing their latest cre ations were Ron and GingerVore, Bobbi Fortner, Laura Swisher, Kathy Welch, MargoBeiter, Joanne McDaniel andVerna Petrosky. Ron Vore wasquick to point out that some ofthe above were very talentedbeginners. And how aboutRon, who was the only maleshowing his artistic ability. While the above mentioned folks are not the only talentedindividuals in our park, theycertainly put on a great displayof art. Our park history has alot of twists and turns fromstart to present. In an earlierissue we did the story of ourPark start up and the evalua tion of our common groundsor meadows. But the recent story of what happened with Highway 17just might top them all. It tooka concerted effort by our resi dents and the unwavering lead ership of Flo Harris to achievethe final outcome. So with Flo’s help, here is what happened. Since Flo is nolonger a Brookside resident, Icaught up with her while she ishere visiting Fred and DonnaDecker. So here goes: Threemeetings held by the highwaydepartment and area politi cians showed them just how united Brookside Bluff resi dents were. Our problem was that the plan was to divide our parkwith southbound and north bound 17. The northboundwould have gone right downthe railroad bed just feet fromthe back row of housing. Aftermany fruitless meetings withthe highway department andthe area politicians, MaryJones suggested to Flo thatsince federal dollars were in volved, maybe she should con tact the federal D.O.T.! A meeting eventually took place in Bartow between thefederal D.O.T. and park mem bers Flo Harris, Ron Vore andJason Laman from the golfcourse. That meeting was theturning point as they werepromised by a federal officialthat splitting the park was notgoing to happen! In spite of a lot of local re sentment, the road is currentlybeing completed on our westside. Make no mistake thatwithout Flo’s relentless letters,her perseverance, the help ofJoan Kennedy and her hus band Walt, it would not havehappened! COURTESY PHOTOS Flo Harris MONDAY Breakfast: cereal, donuts, french toast sticks, juice, fruitand milk Lunch: hot dog (k-5), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pinwheel (k-12), chicken sandwich (6-12),pan pizza (6-12), baked beans,cucumbers, garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal, poptarts, biscuit & sausage, juice, fruitand milk Lunch: cheese pizza (k-12), tuna salad, PB&J (k-12), turkeypot roast w/rice (k-12),cheeseburger (6-12), spicychicken sandwich (6-12), car rots, green beans, gardensalad (6-12), fruit and milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal, yogurt parfait, pizza, juice, fruit andmilk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), fajita chicken salad, PB&J(k-12), beef/bean burrito (k-12), pan pizza (6-12), broccoli,mashed potatoes, gardensalad (6-12), fruit and milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal, bread, chicken biscuit, juice, fruit andmilk Lunch: pasta (k-12), chicken salad, PB&J (k-12),pizza (k-12), chicken nuggets(6-12), spicy chicken sandwich(6-12), garden salad, corn,garden salad (6-12), fruit andmilk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal, yogurt, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: chicken sandwich (k-12), yogurt, muffin platter,PB&J (k-12), pizza (6-12), panpizza (6-12), celery, frenchfries, fruit and milk School Menu 1. Is the book of Samaria in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. When he had a vision, who said, "Not so, Lord; for Ihave never eaten any thing thatis common or unclean"? Adam,Reuben, Samson, Peter 3. From Acts 7, who was the first person martyred for his be lief in Jesus Christ? Apollos,John the Baptist, Jehu, Stephen 4. What is the fourth book of the Old Testament (KJV)?Deuteronomy, Numbers, Leviticus, Joshua 5. Besides Jonah, what other prophet ministered in Nineveh?Nathan, Paul, Nahum, Philip ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Peter; 3) Stephen; 4) Numbers;5) NahumComments? More Trivia? Visitwww.TriviaGuy.com (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey A10 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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ABOUT... Hardee Living Hardee Living prints your news on people, clubs andorganizations, includingmeeting summaries, births,children’s and senior citi zens’ birthdays, engage ments, weddings, silver orgold anniversaries, churchevents and military assign ments. Forms are available at our office. For engage ments and weddings, aphoto should be included. Publication is free of charge. Coverage of wed dings over three months oldwill be limited to a photoand brief announcement. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday. –H ARDEE L IVING – 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 Deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Ann Hines,who passed away on Sunday.Doris and Freddie Hines ofJacksonville were among fam ily and friends who visited herlast week at Lakeland Re gional Medical Center beforeher passing. Deepest sympathy is ex tended to the family of MarySue Clemons, who passedSunday, March 25, in PortCharlotte. Services were Sat urday, March 31, at FreedomFellowship Christian Min istries Church in Arcadia. Shiloh MB Church in Arca dia observed Good Friday forthe community with a noonfree fish dinner, and at 6 p.m.“The Seven Last Sayings ofChrist.” Dennis Robinson was in the Lakeland hospital for threedays. St. John Baptist Church in Bartow hosted its First LadyBrunch. Guest speaker wasFirst Lady Downing of Lake land. Services for Franklin John son were Saturday, March 24,at Hancock Funeral Home,with burial in EvergreenCemetery in Fort Meade. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Rosie L.Young, who passed Sunday,March 25. Viewing was Fridayat Peaceful Believers and serv ice was Saturday, March 31, atCornerstone Church in FortMeade. She was born Nov. 25,1942, in Roy, Ga. Alvin McDonald and others of Fayetteville, N.C., wereweekend visitors in FortMeade for his aunt RosieYoung’s funeral. The McDonalds and other relatives and friends enjoyed Saturday, March 24, with an84th birthday dinner celebra tion honoring their father,Chauncey McDonald Sr., atthe Fort Meade CommunityCenter. First Lady Lynn Clark was the guest speaker Sunday,March 25, at New InspirationChurch of God by Faith inWauchula. The youth group for the Easter program had a sleep over at Greater MPB Churchon Thursday night in BowlingGreen. An Easter egg hunt was en joyed by children at Rent Kingon Saturday afternoon, withfood and refreshments. The Good Friday service, “Let’s Celebrate His Death,Burial and Resurrection” (John19:38, 20:9), was Fridayevening. The City-Wide Mis sion was in charge. Hostchurch was Greater Macedo nia PB Church, Elder Em manuel Reed, host pastor. Prayer offered by Mother N. Lindsey, selections, and thespeaker, Bro. Leonard McGillwith “A Rumor of Hope.” Pas tor Gilley’s message was “Vic torious Hope,” the choirrendered the song “I’ll RiseAgain” and last speaker wasSis. Renae Jackson with“Hope Through the Resurrec tion.” Invitation to Jesus, Pas tor Timothy Lancaster, andremarks by Mother Barnes. Renew Church of Lakeland, Pastor Fred Ervin, hosted itsLadies Spring Brunch on Sat urday. Theme was “All ThingsNew.” Master of ceremonieswas evangelist Margaret Flem ing, First Lady Daisy Ervingave the welcome, Sa’TonyaBrascom introduced the guestspeaker, her mother. Solo was “Moving For ward” by Regina Davis, thespoken word, Evangelist MaryDilworth of Tampa. The wordcame from Isaiah 43:19.Brunch was enjoyed, as wellas a time winning door prizes.In attendance was Jackie Gra ham, also from Bowling Greenwere Carolyn Fulse, VanThomas, Chiquita Robinson,Van Thomas, Henrietta Ben son, Colette Greene, Mary A.Tucker and Gloria J. Brown. St. John MB Church’s Easter Revival convenedWednesday-Friday, March 21-23, in Bartow. Guest speakerwas the Rev. Dr. Troy Adamsof St. Petersburg. Charlie Benson of Bartow and Robert and Jocelyn Ben son of Fort Meade were Thurs day visitors with grandmotherChiquita Robinson and family. Community-wide Easter egg hunt hosted by First Bap tist Church in Bowling Greenwas Saturday morning, with afree spaghetti lunch at noon. An Easter craft was at the Children’s Sunday School De partment on Sunday morningat First Baptist Church. The 2018 Spring Revival convened March 25-27 at St.Paul AME Church in FortMeade, the Rev. Rubin E. An crum, pastor. Scripture wasDeuteronomy 28:1-6; theme,“Receive Your Better.” Eachevening Scripture was by theClass of ’84; first eveningservice at 5, the message deliv ered by Pastor Wayne Howard;offering by Class of ‘76. Pastor Howard is originally from Fort Meade, graduatedfrom Fort Meade High School,was a scholarship recipient toMississippi Valley State Uni versity and is a U.S. Navy vet eran. He is married to NatalieHoward for 29-1/2 years, andis the father of six children. Heattended Logos Christian Col lege in preparation for min istry. In 2010 he founded theRock Christian FellowshipChurch in Jacksonville, wherehe is well thought of amonghis congregation. Remember the sick and shut-in, keep them in prayer. Pray for our nation and troops. 4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 Greetings from Fort Green!What a wonderful day we had at church on Easter Sun day! The choir did a superb jobon the special music, and thengetting to see friends who nolonger attend our church buthave moved away. We were sothankful they came home forEaster. The little girls of Courtney and Danielle were adorable intheir cute dresses. They are thegranddaughters of Leigh AnnRawls Nicholson. Of course,great-grandparents are Samand Arden Rawls, and theysure acted just as proud asmost grands do! Ashely Harrison’s little lady and son were as cute as usual.Then Randi’s little boy, or Ishould say baby boy, had onthe cutest little suit andGrandma Beth had on a top tomatch! I remember those dayswhen we wore matchingdresses. There were too many visi tors to mention, but more cutelittle ones among them werethe Alexander children. Andthere quite a few of the olderyoung ladies who weredressed in their new finery andsure looked pretty, as did somemamas! Our church was fulland they even had to bring inchairs, which is always great. After church services differ ent families gathered in frontof the cross, which is deco rated with flowers the mem bers bring. It is amazing howbeautiful it always turns out. We were all shocked when Brother Steve told us thatDoris Thornton had called himand let him know that GayAlbritton had passed. Shelived in Dawsonville with hermiddle daughter, Temptie. I have just found out the services will be at Fort GreenBaptist on this Saturday, withvisitation from 2:30 to 4 andthe funeral services at 4. Burial will be in the Fort Green Bap tist Cemetery. There will be ameal immediately after. Den nis Sasser had been in touchwith Marie and called to let meknow this information. Gaywill be missed. I knew herthrough her girls, Beth, theyoungest, was the same age asmy daughter, and all were in 4-H when I was the leader. Our sincere sympathy is also extended to the family ofR.C. Weeks. It was a beautifulservice, with his two childrentalking about the life of theirfather; something that I do notbelieve I could have done. Itsure made it more personableand very interesting. R.C. willbe missed. My daddy passed away when he was 62. Had he liveduntil March 28, 2018, hewould have turned 100! Iguess girls always rememberthe important dates, even whenthe loved ones have gone on. Tyler Smith lost his truck when it caught fire recently. Idon’t remember if he had a flattire and pulled off the road torepair it and the hot truckcaught the dry grass on fire ornot. But, it completely de stroyed his truck. Last Wednesday night they added some new ones to ourprayer list. Debra Rogers is inthe hospital for rehab, DestinyFields was scheduled for sur gery Wednesday, Randy Perryalso was scheduled for addi tional surgery on the 4th, andof course the ones we are usu ally praying for such as KenLambert, Judy Miller andWanda Shoffner. Please prayfor all of these. We were all delighted to see Judy Miller in church Sunday.She says she just has no en ergy. We will be honoring the high school graduates on Sun day, April 29, in the a.m. serv ice, and immediately after the service will have dinner in thefellowship hall. If you have aloved one graduating makesure to make plans to attendchurch on the 29th. The youth are sponsoring a rib fest on the 21st of thismonth as a fundraiser. Themeal will cost $40 and will feed four people. You need to get a ticket from any of theyouth. Carolyn Skipper certainly has a beautiful new home, andit is decorated so tastefully. Ibelieve she said her diningtable will seat 10 so they canall sit down together, and ifthere is not enough room, thereis a counter with stools and allin one big open room. Every thing is just beautiful. I have heard great reports on “The Story of Jesus” this year, how it is better than ever. The props are so pretty andlook freshly painted. It couldbe, since this is the last year inHardee County, they are allgoing the extra mile to make itmore special than ever before. The swim team really out did themselves this year. They all looked sharp in their firstever letter jackets. Two of the girls attend our church, AbbyDuke and Aubry Bragg. We had our traditional Easter dinner at our home butgranddaughter Kaylee did notfeel like coming over as heroral surgery is still causing hersevere pain. We did not hunteggs for the first time I can re member in over 50 years! Avis Sasser, Avie and Allen joinedSherman and me for dinner. It does not seem possible, but Sherman and I celebrated20 years of marriage thisWednesday. Please pray for one another and our nation. I was proud when I heard President Trump wishing everyone a greatEaster and remembering thereason. Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Dear Editor: Apparently there are some recent comments on local anti-growth social media pages in dicating that I am receiving thebenefit of two homestead ex emptions. I want to assure the public that I am only receiving thebenefit of one exemption, andI am in 100 percent compli ance with the law. Any concerns to this matter may be addressed by contact ing the Hardee County Prop erty Appraiser’s office directly. As always, thank you Hardee County for your trustin me. Sue Birge,Hardee County Commissioner, District II Letter To The Editor Commissioner Responds ToAccusations On Social Media Cutting Edge Ministries was out and about in the communityThursday evening, March 15,lending a helping hand to mi grant families. They were at the Migrant & English Language LearnersParent Program, and were dis tributing backpacks, foodboxes and snacks. According to migrant advo cate Monalisa Farias, an attor ney was on site to giveinformation about immigrationand a representative fromSouth Florida State College was on hand to offer informa tion about different programsavailable through the college. The youth team of Faith Temple Ministries joined Cut ting Edge Ministries and PastorWendell Smith in assisting di rector Teresa Hall and coordi nator Luisa Villegas of theprogram. The Migrant & ELL Parent Program is a federal programof the Hardee County SchoolBoard, and operates out of theold junior-high library on SouthFlorida Avenue in Wauchula. Ministry Assists With Evening’s Migrant Program INDOOR MOVING SALE See under YARD SALES in the classified ads. 1550 Kazen Road Wauchula soc4:5c 1. MEASUREMENTS: How much is a dram in U.S.measurements? 2. ASTRONOMY: What kind of star is our sun? 3. LITERATURE: What children's book features thecharacters Tigger, Eeyore andPiglet? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the island nation of CapeVerde located? 5. MATH: What is M di vided by L in Roman numer als? 6. MOVIES: Who was the lead actor in the 1968 movie"Planet of the Apes"? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: What is the call sign of the hel icopter that carries the presi dent? 8. RELIGION: How many candles does aHanukkah menorah have? ANSWERS 1. One-eighth fluid ounce2. Yellow dwarf3. "Winnie-the-Pooh"4. Off the western coast of north Africa 5. XX (1,000 divided by 50) 6. Charlton Heston7. Marine One8. Nine (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11

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Bowling Green City-Wide Mission 4th Annual Easter Parade PHOTOS BY DARREN DANIELS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS GOAL GETTERS Courtesy Photos • Montage By DARLENE WILLIAMS Reading takes you places, and for theseWauchula Elementary School students, ittook them to a party for their hard work.The students had met their AcceleratedReader goals for the third nine-week grad ing period, and were rewarded with freetime outside, lots of games and food! Ac celerated Reader is a program where stu dents read books and take quizzes on thecontent they have read in order to increasetheir comprehension and vocabulary and tomake them overall better readers. A12 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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Herald-AdvocateThursday, April 5, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Sole Crushers are setting a fast pace to suc cess. The track and field squad traveled to Jefferson HighSchool in Tampa on March 24and earned 18 medals as theycompeted against hundreds ofathletes. Nolan Roberts, 9, was the team’s standout performance. Roberts ran the 1500m in 5:49.46 – better than any otherplayer on the team. He bested his closest com petitor by 0.2 seconds. “Nolan ran an extremely smart and tactical race. He re mained in second placethroughout the race, camearound off of turn four, turnedon the jets, and leaned at theend for the win,” said coachRegan Durastanti. Roberts also had a second place finish in the 800m with atine of 2:54.49 — finishingone second out of first place. Caleb Nadasky, Mikayla Metayer, and Saige Ward alsoreceived MVP honors. Individual Results: Girls 5 & U 50m: 13th, Is abella Mier, 12.25. Girls 5 & U 100M: 11th, Is abella Mier, 23.40. Girls 5 & U Long Jump: 14th, Isabella Mier, 1.81m. Girls 6 1500m: 1st, Amelia Roberts, 8:07. Girls 6 800m: 1st, Amelia Roberts, 4:09.59. Girls 6 Long Jump: 5th, Amelia Roberts, 2.03m. Girls 7-8 1500m: 1st, Shanah Virgile, 6:24.52. Girls 7-8 800m: 2nd, Shanah Virgile, 3:08.19. Girls 7-8 200m: 7th, Shanah Virgile, 35.66. Girls 9-10 1500m: 3rd, Madelyn Nadasky, 6:41.06. Girls 9-10 800m: 11th, Madelyn Nadasky, 3:28.48. Girls 9-10 400m: 9th, Amariya Dobson, 1:19.52;28th, Madelyn Nadasky,1:32.39. Girls 9-10 200m: 22nd, Amariya Dobson, 34.61. Girls 9-10 Long Jump: 15th, Amariya Dobson, 2.63m. Girls 11-12 1500m: 2nd, Ava Roberts, 10:03.33. Girls 11-12 Shot Put: 14th, Ava Roberts, 5.38m; 15th,Enalia Virgile, 5.24m. Girls 11-12 Discus: 4th, Enalia Virgile, 12.33m; 5th,Ava Roberts, 10.56m. Girls 11-12 400m: 48th, Enalia Virgile, 1:31.17. Girls 13-14 200m Hurdles: 3rd, Mikayla Metayer, 38.83. Girls 13-14 400m: 26th, Yadira Sanchez, 1:16.40;32nd, Mikayla Metayer,1:18.99; 40th, Saige Ward,1:32.77. Girls 13-14 200m: 40th, Mikayla Metayer, 35.36. Girls 13-14 800m: 7th, Yadira Sanchez, 2:57.43; 8th, Mikayla Metayer, 2:57.94. Girls 13-14 1500m: 7th, Yadira Sanchez, 6:13.19. Girls 13-14 Shot Put: 14th, Yadira Sanchez, 6.08m; 15th,Saige Ward, 5.00m. Girls 13-14 Discus: 5th, Saige Ward, 10.61m. Girls 15-16 1500m: 1st, Adrianna Mier, 5:29.96. Girls 15-16 800m: 3rd, Adrianna Mier, 2:31.92. Girls 15-16 400m: 3rd, Adrianna Mier, 1:05.30. Boys 7-8 400m: 36th, Tony Virgile, 1:39.34. Boys 7-8 100m: 60th, Tony Virgile, 18.87. Boys 7-8 200m: 52nd, Tony Virgile, 40.15. Boys 9-10 400m: 36th, Jor dan Greene, 1:53.81. Boys 9-10 200m: 59th, Jor dan Greene, 44.77. Boys 9-10 Shot Put: 3rd, Jordan Greene, 5.65m. Boys 9-10 1500m: 1st, Nolan Roberts, 5:49.46; 5th,Joshua White, 6:32.25. Boys 9-10 800m: 2nd, Nolan Roberts, 2:54.49. Boys 9-10 Long Jump: 23rd, Nolan Roberts, 2.29m. Boys 11-12 1500m: 5th, Austin Ulm, 5:50.04; 7th,Caleb Nadasky, 5:50.82; 11th,Cameron White, 6:06.49. Boys 11-12 3000m: 4th, Austin Ulm, 12:42.38; 5th,Caleb Nadasky, 12:53.11. Boys 11-12 800m: 8th, Austin Ulm, 2:56.90; 13th,Lane Pippin, 3:03.8; 15th, Henry McCallum, 3:19.50. Boys 11-12 200m: 59th, Lane Pippin, 32.95; 65th, ReyMier, 35.65. Boys 11-12 Shot Put: 3rd, Rey Mier, 7.60m. Boys 11-12 Discus: 4th, Rey Mier, 13.17m. Boys 11-12 80m Hurdles: 2nd, Caleb Nadasky, 18.97. Boys 11-12 400m: 22nd, Lane Pippin, 1:12; 38th, HenryMcCallum, 1:23.38. Boys 11-12 Long Jump: 22nd, Henry McCallum,3.19m. Boys 13-14 200m Hurdles: 4th, Leonard Frame, 38.27. Boys 13-14 200m: 37th, Leonard Frame, 34.27; 39th,Darius Yang, 40.03. Boys 13-14 1500m: 8th, William Miramontes, 5:40.30;10th, Zander Durastanti,5:46.00. Boys 13-14 800m: 4th, William Miramontes, 2:39.21;6th, Zander Durastanti,2:41.77. Boys 13-14 400m: 17th, William Miramontes, 1:07.37;25th, Leonard Frame, 1:22.69;28th, Darius Yang, 1:37.50. Boys 13-14 3000m: 8th, Zander Durastanti, 12:23.55. Boys 13-14 Shot Put: 13th, Darius Yang, 13.68. Boys 13-14 Discus: 19th, Darius Yang, 4.57m. Boys 4x400m Relay: 1st, Austin Ulm, Leonard Frame,William Miramontes, ZanderDurastanti, 5:08. COURTESY PHOTOS Enalia Virgile placed fourth in the discus in the 9-10 di vision. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate Alexis Benjamin-Graham rose to the top of the pack as she out-threw her closest com petitor by two feet to take first place in thePre-State Track and Field Tournament. The prestigious meet, hosted by the Uni versity of North Florida, was held March 24at Jacksonville. “Alexis Graham had a big meet for the shot put in North Florida, winning the event at aprestigious meet,” said coach Rob Beatty. Benjamin-Graham took first in the shot put with a distance of 41-00.50. The second place finisher, from Colonial High School, had a distance of 38-05.00. Benjamin-Graham, a senior at Hardee Sen ior High School, also competed in the discuscompetition where she garnered a 15th placefinish with a distance of 90-09.00. Sixty-eight teams from across the Sunshine State competed in the tournament. Also joining Benjamin-Graham on the trip were freshman Ebony Lami and junior Mir acle Thompson who “also performed well atthe large meet,” Beatty noted. Thompson recorded two top 20 finishes. The first came in the triple jump where shefinished 15th with a distance of 32-09.75.The second came in the 100m dash where shefinished 19th overall with a time of 13.04. Thompson also competed in the 200m where she finished 25th with a time of 27.51. Lami competed in the long jump, 300m hurdles, and 200m. Individual Results: 100m: 19th, Miracle Thompson, 13.04. 200m: 25th, Miracle Thompson, 27.51; and 76th, Ebony Lami, 29.98. 300m Hurdles: 34th, Ebony Lami, 53.88. Long Jump: 22nd, Ebony Lami, 14-09.50. Triple Jump: 15th, Miracle Thompson, 3209.75. Discus: 15th, Alexis Benjamin-Graham, 90-09.00. Shot Put: 1st, Alexis Benjamin-Graham, 41-00.50. VARSITY TRACK & FIELD Lady Cat Takes First In Pre-State Tourney Darius Yang in the discus competition in the 13-14 division. Adrianna Mier (6) took first place in the 1500m. Saige Ward makes a throw in the shot put competition. Amelia Roberts (15) took first place in the 1500m and the 800m races.

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By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Lady Wildcats domi nated the competition at the Wildcat Invitational held March 26 in Sebring. That was not a typo. The Wildcat Invitational Hardee Senior High Schools home track and field event of the year was held at Sebring High Schools Firemens Field sports complex. The move was brought on by Mother Nature. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, the Wild cat Invitational was cancelled (along with all other Wildcat sporting events scheduled that day) in advance of a swath of severe thunderstorms that swept through the region that afternoon. With the Wildcats sched uled to play a three-way meet at Sebring on March 26, head coach Rob Beatty jumped into action to see if the Wildcat In vitational could be salvaged. We were scheduled to run a small meet at Sebring, with 3 teams, but since some of those were coming to our Invi tational, I asked if the rest of the teams could come to Se bring to make up the meet, and we hosted the meet but at Se bring, Beatty said. The Sebring Blue Streaks served as co-host for the event. The Lady Wildcats were un fazed by the change-up as they slaughtered the competition as they racked up 236.5 points to take the team title. DeSoto County High School was the second place squad with only 95 points. Seven schools competed in the meet. The ladies of orange and blue fame claimed eight first place finishes. Alexis Benjamin-Graham led the way for Lady Cats as she fell just short of another school record. Leading the way for the girls with great throws was Alexis Graham, who already holds our shot put record, Beatty said. Today she just missed getting the discus team record by inches. Benjamin-Graham took first in discus with a distance of 111-06.25 and first in shot put with a distance of 41-02.00. Miracle Thompson was also a solid leader. Miracle Thompson had big wins in the 100m and 200m and the triple jump, Beatty noted. Thompson was first in the 100m with a time of 13.11, first in the 200m with a time of 26.98, and first in the triple jump with a distance of 3107.50. Daisy Badillo also im pressed as she secured a first place finish in pole vault with a height of 4-11.75. Also finishing in first was the Lady Wildcat 4x400m relay team of Ebony Lami, Jessica Pascual, Kaitlynn Brandeberry, and Nubia Gomez. The team won with a team of 4:43.40. The girls scored a ton of points in the meet, Beatty added. Hardees boys turned in a solid second place effort with 109 total points as the finished behind the first place Blue Streaks with 133.5. The boys team did not have many first place finishes, but did have a lot of athletes score a lot of points to pull off the second overall team place, Beatty said. The Wildcatss only first place finish came in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:49.98. Relay team members were James Pearson, Colen Oakes, Dalton Kiella, and Ivan Rodriguez. Individual Results: Girls 100m: 1st, Miracle Thomson, 13.11; 9th, Acheline Delhomme, 14.46; and 21st, Stephanie Louis, 15.58. Girls 200m: 1st, Miracle Thompson, 26.98; 7th, Ebony Lami, 29.69; 11th, Jessica Pas cual, 30.67; and 23rd, Marisela Duran, 39.52. Girls 400m: 3rd, Jessica Pascual, 1:08.65; 4th, Javia Thompson, 1:08.97; 7th, Nubia Gomez, 1:11.47; and 11th, Rola Hijaz, 1:16.95. Girls 800m: 5th, Ingrid Mendoza, 2:58.26; 6th, Yen nifer Nunez, 3:00.58; and 11th, Jaqueline Galarza, 3:06.23. Girls 1600m: 7th, Laura Ramos, 6:58.84; 8th, Jaqueline Galarza, 6:59.99; and 9th, Kareli Plata, 7:16.62. Girls 3200m: 2nd, Amy Gutierrez, 15:29.54; 3rd, Laura Ramos, 15:34.13; and 4th, Kareli Plata, 15:37.00. Girls 100m Hurdles: 2nd, Mercades Cisneros, 18.95; 4th, Jennifer Lopez, 19.40; and 5th, Kaitlynn Brandeberry, 20.01. Girls 300m Hurdles: 1st, Ebony Lami, 51.63; 3rd, Jen nifer Lopez, 56.72; 5th, Kait lynn Brandeberry, 57.00; and 10th, Mercades Cisneros, 1:01.45. Girls 4x100m Relay: 2nd, Hardee, 53.43. Girls 4x400m Relay: 1st, Hardee (Ebony Lami, Jessica Pascual, Kaitlynn Brande berry, and Nubia Gomez), 4:43.40. Girls 4x800m Relay: 2nd, Hardee, 11:49.91. Girls High Jump: 4th, Kaitlynn Brandeberry, 4-06.00. Girls Long Jump: 3rd, Ebony Lami, 14-06.00; 4th, Javia Thompson, 14-03-25; 5th, Jalynn Thompson, 1403.25; and 9th, Jesula Charles, 13-08.50. Girls Triple Jump: 1st, Miracle Thompson, 31-07.50; 2nd, Jesula Charles, 28-11.75; 3rd, Jennifer Lopez, 28-02.25; and 6th, Mercades Cisneros, 26-03.00. Girls Pole Vault: 1st, Daisy Badillo, 4-11.75; 2nd, Sophie Allen, 4-11.75; 4th, Nubia Gomez, 4-11.75; and 8th, Mariella Badillo, 4-06.00. Girls Discus: 1st, Alexis Benjamin-Graham, 111-06.25; 2nd, Dristen Newcomb, 8007.75; and 9th, Katie Camacho, 46-07.00. Girls Shot Put: 1st, Alexis Benjamin-Graham, 41-02.00; 3rd, Brilyance Augustus, 2603.00; 5th, Dristen Newcomb, 24-07.00; and 10th, Lilliana Ramos, 20-07.00. Boys 100m: 14th, Noah Tor res, 12.44; 18th, Israel Lopez, 12.89; 19th, Elias Ramirez, 13.90; and 20th, Angel Conejo, 13.94. Boys 200m: 11th, Dalton Kiella, 24.78; and 17th, Israel Lopez, 26.60. Boys 400m: 3rd, James Pearson, 53.90; 5th, Dalton Kiella, 55.40; and 20th, Man Rivera, 1:02.60. Boys 800m: 3rd, Zack Durastanti, 2:16.86; 5th, Ivan Rodriguez, 2:20.38; 10th, Noah Torres, 2:24.12; and 11th, Miguel Velasco, 2:24.53. Boys 1600m: 2nd, Zack Durastanti, 5:00.94; 4th, Roberto Gutierrez, 5:14.26; 11th, Jaime Chagoya, 5:40.33; and 14th, Miguel Velasco, 5:54.40. Boys 3200m: 3rd, Roberto Gutierrez, 11:40.48. Boys 110m Hurdles: 3rd, Samuel Louis, 17.77; 4th, Aaron Cook, 17.96; 5th, Colen Oakes, 18.69; and 14th, Adrian Alvarez, 23.34. Boys 300m Hurdles: 3rx, Colen Oakes, 43.93; 5th, Samuel Louis, 48.53; and 6th, Aaron Cook, 48.80. Boys 4x400m Relay: 1st, Hardee (James Pearson, Colen Oakes, Dalton Kiella, and Ivan Rodriguez), 3:49.98. Boys 4x800m Relay: 2nd, Hardee, 9:37.89. Boys High Jump: 9th, Samuel Louis, 5-02.00. Boys Long Jump: 13th, Josh Ward, 16-10.25; 15th, Cody Helms, 16-03.00; 16th, Myron Refoure, 15-07.00; and 17th, Terrence White, 15-03.75. Boys Triple Jump: 12th, Ter rence White, 32-11.25; and 13th, Aaron Cook, 32-05.00. Boys Pole Vault: 2nd, Oscar DeJesus, 8-05.00; 10th, Zack Durastanti, 6-11.75; 12th, Roberto Gutierrez, 6-06.00; and 14th, Noah Torres, 600.00. Boys Discus: 2nd, Collin Barton, 115-03.75; 4th, Tyler Steedley, 108-10.75; 7th, Mar cus Sambrano, 99-10.00; and 11th, Mike Trevino, 93-05.25. Boys Shot Put: 8th, Dustin Willis, 36-06.00; 11th, Marcus Sambrano, 35-01.00; 13th, Ariel Whiters, 31-06.50; and 16th, Adrian Alvarez, 2909.00. VARSITY TRACK & FIELD Lady Cats Win Wildcat InvitationalCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular sched uled meeting Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or www.cityofwauchula.com The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the 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 involves 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. 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The game remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when North Port took a 2-0 lead. Hardee cut the Bobcat lead to one run in the bottom of the third when Dawson Hanchey scored on a wild pitch during an at bat by Matt Tyson, bringing the score to 2-1. Two more runs from North Port in the top of the fourth inning brought the score to 4-1. A homer by Tyson with a line drive to center field in the bottom of the sixth inning cut the Wildcat deficit to 4-2. The North Port run came in the top of the seventh inning, bringing the score to 5-2. Hardee had two runs and six hits in 26 at bats during the outing. Tyson and Hanchey each recorded runs. Adrian DeLeon and Hanchey each had two hits, and Mason Block and Tyson each had one hit. The Wildcat mound was shared by DeLeon and Quintin Lindsey. DeLeon threw 66 pitches in four innings and allowed six hits and four runs. Lindsey pitched three innings as he threw 54 pitches, struck out three batters, and allowed three hits and one run. Sebring Downs Hardee, 10-2 The Blue Streaks of Sebring High School de feated the Wildcats 10-2 in a game held March 27. Hardees only runs came in the top of the first inning. Mason Block crossed home play after Matt Tyson singled on a ground ball to left field. Quintin Lindsey scored following a ground out to the shortstop off the bat of Logan Cartwright. Hardee had two runs and three hits in 26 at bats. Block, Tyson, and Griffin Clark each had hits. Runs were recorded by Block and Lind sey. Pitching duties were shared by Ivan Badillo, Weston Schrader, and Hanchey. Schrader pitched three innings, threw 63 pitches, struck out one batter, and allowed four hits and three runs. Badillo pitched a little over one inning, threw 48 pitches, and allowed five hits and seven runs. Hanchey threw 15 pitches in one inning as he struck out two batters and allowed one hit. Devils Down Wildcats, 13-3 The Red Devils of Avon Park High School defeated Hardee 13-3 in a match held March 23. Hardees three runs came in the top of the first inning. A double off a line drive to right field off the bat of Tyson allowed Lindsey to cross home plate. Block scored following a ground out to the shortstop by DeLeon. The final Wildcat run came from Tyson who scored following a fielders choice from a ground ball off the bat of Badillo. The Wildcats had three runs and two hits in 19 at bats. Block and Tyson each had one hit. Lindsey, Block, and Tyson each were credited with runs. Pitching duties were shared by DeLeon, Kaleb Floyd, and Lindsey. DeLeon lobbed 59 pitches in three innings as he struck out two batters and allowed six hits and six runs. Floyd threw 27 pitches and allowed two hits and six runs. Lindsey threw 20 pitches in two innings as he struck out two batters and allowed two hits and one run. Hardee Outlasts Tenoroc, 6-5 The Wildcats emerged victorious in a 6-5 battle with the Titans of Tenoroc High School on March 20. The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Tenoroc took a 3-0 lead. Hardee responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning. Cade Alexy knocked a fly out to left field that allowed DeLeon to score after tagging up that cut the Tenoroc lead to 3-1. The Wildcats tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Tyson and Floyd both scored after DeLeon singled on a life drive to left field to bring the score to 3-3. Hardee finally took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a pair of runs. Block knocked a ground ball that allowed Gunner Leonard to score. With bases loaded, Tyson was walked allowing Dylan Davis to score, giving the Wildcats a 5-3 lead. The Titans tied the game 5-5 in the top of the seventh. Hardee was unable to capitalize in the bottom of the seventh inning and the game went into extra innings. Hardee held the Titans in the top of the in ning and eventually won the game with a run from Block in the bottom of the eighth following a line drive to left field off the bat of Floyd. Hardee had six runs and nine hits in 34 at bats. Runs were recorded by Block, Tyson, Floyd, DeLeon, Leonard, and Davis. Lindsey and Floyd had two hits, and Tyson, DeLeon, Cartwright, Alexy, and Davis had one hit each. The Wildcat mound was shared by Badillo, Schrader, and DeLeon. Badillo threw 67 pitches in a little over three innings as he struck out seven batters and allowed five hits and four runs. Schrader threw 45 pitches in a little over three innings as he struck out four batters and allowed two runs and two hits. DeLeon threw 18 pitches over one inning and struck out three batters. VARSITY BASEBALL North Port Overpowers Hardee, 5-2 B2 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats strug gled to find a win as they ex ited the 2018 Bartow Home ofChampions Tournament with a1-3 record. The two-day softball tour ney was held March 30-31 atBartow and hosted by the Yel low Jackets of Bartow HighSchool. The ladies in orange and blue from Hardee Senior HighSchool earned their only winin the closing round of thetournament as they blasted theMulberry High School LadyPanthers in a 19-3 match Sat urday afternoon. Hardee went up 1-0 in the top of the first inning follow ing a sacrifice bunt by AlaynaCarranco that allowed AshleePatterson to score. The Wildcats continued to push forward with the top ofthe second inning. StephanieDerringer homered on a flyball to center field during thefirst at-bat of the inning. Lil lian Salazar scored on thethrow after Marissa Rodriguezsingled on a fly ball to secondbase. A sacrifice fly to centerfield off the bat of Sarah Carl ton allowed Rodriguez to crosshome plate. Jackson singledwith a hard ground ball to leftfield in the next at-bat that al lowed Makayla Benavidez toscore. Patterson scored next asshe capitalized on a passed ballwhile Jackson batted. Jacksonwould eventually score afterDerringer singled on a linedrive to center field. The finalrun on the inning came fromMallory Gough as she clearedhome plate after a line drive tocenter field off the bat ofSalazar, bringing the score to9-0. Hardee added another run, going up 10-0, in the top of thethird inning. Jackson scored onthe throw after Carranco sin gled on a fly ball to left field. The Wildcat scoring effort in the top of the fourth inningopened with a two-run homeroff the bat of Carranco thatsent Jackson home. Goughscored next as she capitalizedon an error by the catcher.Alexis McBride crossed homeplate after a ground ball off thebat of Rodriguez. Salazarscored in the next at-bat afterBenavidez doubled on a flyball to left field. Rodriguez andBenavidez both scored afterPatterson knocked a fly ball tocenter field. A sacrifice fly toleft field by Jackson allowedPatterson to score. The final Wildcat run, bringing the scoreto 19-0, came from Carltonafter Carranco singled on aline drive to center field. Hardee gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning, be fore the game closed with aWildcat win, 19-3. The Wildcats had 19 runs and 21 hits in 35 at bats duringthe outing. Patterson and Jack son each had three runs, Car ranco, Gough, Salazar,Rodriguez, and Benavidezeach had two runs, and Carl ton, Derringer, and McBrideeach had one run. Patterson,Jackson, and Carranco eachhad three hits, Gough, Der ringer, Salazar, and Benavidezeach had two hits, and Carlton,McBride, and Rodriguez eachhad one hit. Carranco held the mound for Hardee through all five inningsand allowed four hits and threeruns. She lobbed 58 pitchesand struck out four batters. Fort Myers Bests Hardee, 15-8 Fort Myers High School bested the Wildcats, 15-8, inthe opening round of the tour nament on Friday afternoon(March 30). Down 9-0, the Wildcats fi nally got on the board in thebottom of the fourth inning.Patterson scored after a tripleon a fly ball to right field offthe bat of Jackson. Jacksontagged home following a two-run homer off the bat of Car ranco that cut the deficit to 9-3. Down 10-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, athree-run homer kept the Wild cats in the game. Jacksonhomered on a line drive to cen ter field that allowed AmariDeLeon and Patterson to alsocross home plate, bringing thescore to 10-6. Hardee was down 15-6 as it entered the bottom of the sev enth. A double on a fly ball tocenter field off the bat of Jack son allowed DeLeon and Pat terson to score. The effort,though, ended there as theWildcats fell 15-8. Carranco held the mound for the Wildcats through all seveninnings as she lobbed 88pitches. She struck out onebatter and allowed 21 hits and15 runs. Hardee had eight runs and 11 hits in 30 at bats. Pattersonhad three runs, Jackson andDeLeon had two runs, andCarranco had one run. Jacksonand Patterson had three hits,DeLeon had two hits, andGough, Carranco, and Carlton each had one hit. Auburndale Beats Hardee, 12-7 Auburndale High School de feated the Lady Wildcats, 12-7, in the second round of thetournament on Friday night. Down 2-0 heading into the top of the third inning, theWildcats battled back to takethe lead. A double on a hardground ball to left field off thebat of Jackson allowed Patter son and Carlton to score. Jack son eventually scored on awild pitch before Gough dou bled on a fly ball to center fieldthat allowed McBride to scoreand giving Hardee a 4-2 lead. The lead, though, was short lived as Auburndale scoredfour runs of its own in the bot tom of the inning to retake thelead, 6-4. A fly ball off the bat of Gough to the shortstop in thetop of the fifth inning allowedJackson to score, bringing theWildcats within one run, 5-6. Down 12-6 heading into the top of the seventh, a two-runrally by the Wildcats fell short.A double line drive to rightfield off the bat of Derringerallowed Jackson and Gough toscore. Back-to-back outs in thenext two at bats closed thegame with a 12-7 loss forHardee. Derringer and Carranco shared duties on the mound.Derringer pitched four innings,tossed 70 pitches, and allowedfive hits and seven runs. Car ranco pitched a little over oneinning, threw 24 pitches, andallowed four hits and five runs. Hardee had seven runs and nine hits in 30 at bats duringthe game. Jackson had threeruns, and Patterson, Carlton,McBride, and Gough each hadone run. Gough and Derringereach had two hits, and Patter son, Carlton, Jackson, Be navidez, and DeLeon each hadone run. Highlands Beat Lady Cats, 6-3 The Lake Wales High School Highlanders bested theLady Cats in Saturday morn ing’s open round of the tourna ment in a 6-3 defeat. The game remained score less until the bottom of the sec ond inning when Lake Waleswent up 1-0. A sacrifice fly ball to center field off the bat of Jackson inthe top of the third inning al lowed Hardee to tie things upas Patterson crossed homeplate. The game remained tied 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth in ning when a five-run High lander rally pushed LakeWales back into the lead 6-1. Carranco scored on a passed ball as DeLeon held the platein the top of the sixth inning asHardee cut the Highlander leadto 6-2. A run by Patterson in the top of the seventh following a linedrive to right field off the batof Jackson was the final run ofthe game with Lake Wales onthe winning end of a 6-3 score. Derringer held the mound through six innings for theWildcats. She struck out twobatters as she threw 92 pitchesand allowed six run and sixhits. Hardee recorded three runs and seven hits in 28 at bats.Patterson had two runs andCarranco had one run. Car ranco and Salazar each hadtwo hits, and Patterson, Jack son, and Benavidez each hadone hit. The Lady Wildcats dropped to 9-11 for the season follow ing the tournament. VARSITY SOFTBALL Lady Cats Struggle At Bartow Tourney COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Alexis McBride hitting a double for the Lady Wildcats. Destinee Jackson behind the plate for Hardee. Sarah Carlton fields the ball for the Wildcats. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Wildcats were vaulted to victory at the JJ Corbett Invitation Track Meet on March 24at Bartow High School with a trio of high fly ing performances from the boys in orange andblue. Noah Torres, a junior at Hardee Senior High School, paved the way for the squad as he gar nered a first place nod in the pole vault afterclearing the bar with a height of 8-11.75. Known more for his prowess on the track, junior Zack Durastanti earned a solid secondplace in the event with a height of 8-06.00. Also finishing in the top five was junior Oscar DeJesus who claimed fourth place hon ors with a height of 7-11.75. Hardee faced competition from 18 other schools during the meet as the Wildcats rackedup 46 top 10 finishes. Individual Results: Girls 100m: 15th, Jesula Charles, 14.63; 20th, Acheline Delhomme, 14.93; and 22nd,Jalynn Thompson, 14.96. Girls 200m: 15th, Marisela Duran, 31.44; and 21st, Maria Gutierrez, 33.94. Girls 400m: 6th, Jessica Pascual, 1:08.95; and 8th, Javia Thompson, 1:09.74. Girls 800m: 9th, Ingrid Mendoza, 2:55.04; 11th, Yennifer Nunez, 2:59.37; and 15th, Jaque line Galarza, 3:09.75. Girls 1600m: 5th, Jaqueline Galarza, 7:00.34; and 9th, Amy Gutierrez, 7:08.61. Girls 3200m: 7th, Kareli Plata, 15:45.37; and 8th, Laura Ramos, 16:06.69. Girls 100m Hurdles: 6th, Mercades Cis neros, 19.15; and 9th, Veronica Molina, 21.67. Girls 300m Hurdles: 5th, Kaitlynn Brande berry, 56.76; 6th, Jennifer Lopez, 58.25; and8th, Mercades Cisneros, 59.50. Girls 4x400m Relay: 4th, Hardee, 4:45.89. Girls 4x800m Relay: 3rd, Hardee, 11:46.77. Girls High Jump: 5th, Kaitlynn Brandeberry, 4-04.25. Girls Long Jump: 5th, Jalynn Thompson, 1311.00; 8th, Javia Thompson, 13-05.75; and13th, Acheline Delhomme, 9-10.50. Girls Triple Jump: 4th, Jennifer Lopez, 2702.75; 5th, Jesula Charles, 26-06.50; and 6th,Mercades Cisneros, 26-00.25. Girls Pole Vault: 3rd, Sophie Allen, 7-05.75; 4th, Mariela Badillo, 6-06.00; and 6th, NubiaGomez, 6-00.00. Girls Discus: 5th, Dristen Newcomb, 7210.00; 14th, Katie Camacho, 55-05.25; and22nd, Maria Deloera, 45-03.75. Girls Shot Put: 10th, Brilyance Augustus, 25-03.25; 15th, Dristen Newcomb, 24-01.00;and 21st, Lilliana Ramos, 19-07.75. Boys 100m: 17th, Noah Torres, 12.64; 18th, Israel Lopez, 12.82; and 22nd, Carlos Lopez,13.49. Boys 200m: 20th, Israel Lopez, 26.86; and 22nd, Dalton Kiella, 28.02. Boys 400m: 10th, James Pearson, 56.34; and 18th, Dalton Kiella, 59.99. Boys 800m: 5th, Ivan Rodriguez, 2:23.93; and 10th, Miguel Velasco, 2:27.13. Boys 1600m: 7th, Roberto Gutierrez, 5:21.71; and 13th, Jaime Chagoya, 5:39.74. Boys 3200m: 2nd, Zack Durastanti, 11:04.12; 5th, Roberto Gutierrez, 11:41.92; and 9th, ScottMeeks, 14:44.28. Boys 110m Hurdles: 5th, Samuel Louis, 18.07; 6th, Aaron Cook, 18.08; and 10th, ColenOakes, 21.44. Boys 300m Hurdles: 7th, Samuel Louis, 48.15; and 11th, Aaron Cook, 49.70. Boys 4x100m Relay: 5th, Hardee, 49.37. Boys 4x800m Relay: 3rd, Hardee, 9:13.08. Boys High Jump: 5th, Samuel Louis, 504.25; and 7th, Myron Refoure, 5-00.25. Boys Long Jump: 6th, Myron Refoure, 1704.75; and 14th, Josh Ward, 15-05.00. Boys Triple Jump: 5th, Terrence White, 3209.00; 6th, Aaron Cook, 32-05.75; and 7th,Carlos Lopez, 30-03.75. Boys Pole Vault: 1st, Noah Torres, 8-11.75; 2nd, Zack Durastanti, 8-06.00; and 4th, OscarDeJesus, 7-11.75. Boys Discus: 7th, Tyler Steedley, 112-02.50; 8th, Colin Barton, 110-02.75; and 10th, MarcusSambrano, 106-07.50. Boys Shot Put: 5th, Marcus Sambrano, 3411.25; and 13th, Mike Trevino, 30-06.25. VARSITY TRACK & FIELD Wildcats Vault To Victory By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The ladies in orange and blue from Hardee Senior HighSchool fell 3-1 in a matchMarch 28 against Normal WestHigh School. The game remained score less until the top of the thirdinning when Hardee jumpedon the board. Sarah Carltonsingled on a fly ball to rightfield that allowed DestineeJackson to score and giving theWildcats a 1-0 lead. With a three-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning,Normal West took the lead andthe final points of the 3-1 game. Hardee had one run and seven hits in 31 at bats duringthe outing. Jackson was cred ited with the sole run. Hitswere recorded by Ashlee Pat terson, Mallory Gough, Jack son, Stephanie Derringer,Carlton, Makayla Benavidez,and Amari DeLeon. Pitching duties were shared by Alayna Carranco and Der ringer. Carranco held themound for five innings as shethrew 59 pitches, struck outthree batters, and allowed sixhits and three runs. Derringerheld the mound for one inning,threw 18 pitches, struck outtwo batters, and allowed no runs or hits. VARSITY SOFTBALL Wildcats Fall In 3-1 Game HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. • Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 4:5c 4:5c Make The Winning Score! SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENT, MONDAY AT NOON) April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3

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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT REVISIONThe Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit revision Permit No. FL0040177; PA File No. FL0040177-032-IW1S/RA] for the construction of three (3) additional outfalls designated D006, D-007, and D-008 at Mosaic Fertilizer L.L.C.s (Mosaic) South Pasture Mine (Facility) [mailing address: 13830 Circa Crossing Drive, Lithia, Florida 33547-3953]. These outfalls will reroute and distribute the existing discharge from existing Outfalls D-004 and D-005 through all five outfalls. This revision incorporates the results of a Level II, Water Quality Based Effluent Limitation study (WQBEL) in the permit, which would be effective upon final issuance of the revised permit. The WQBEL Plan of Study was previously approved by the Department on September 14, 2015.The results of the WQBEL study was submitted in a final report on October 18, 2017. Additional clarifying information regarding the report was submitted by the permittee subsequently, with the last additional information being received on February 15, 2018. The Facility currently discharges treated excess process wastewater, stormwa ter runoff, groundwater inflow and reclaimed domestic wastewater from its mining and beneficiation activities through existing Outfalls D-004 and D-005 via Payne Creek then to the Peace River, Class III Freshwaters of the State. Construction of the additional outfalls will reroute and distribute the existing discharges from existing Outfalls D-004 and D-005 through all five outfalls, thereby effectively maintaining the same discharge from the mine site as prior to the permit revision. The facility is located at 2220 Mine View Road, Bowling Green, Hardee County Florida 33834 and geographically at Latitude: 27 35' 9.5" N Longitude: 81 56' 27.5" W Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's draft permit revision or may submit a writ ten request for a public meeting to Mr. Vishwas S. Sathe, Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management, Phosphate Management Program by electronic mail at DWRMIW.PM@dep.state.fl.us or by U.S. mail at 13051 N Telecom Parkway, Suite 101,Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department's Division of Water Resource Management, Phosphate Management Office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number; the applicant's name and address; the Department permit file number; and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department's action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. How ever, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department's proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Department's final action may be dif ferent from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's Division of Water Resource Management, Phosphate Management Program Office, 13051 N Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, at phone number (813) 470-5913. 4:5c**OFFICIAL**NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTIONI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HARDEE County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Senator: District 26 State Representative: District 56 Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 27 and 28 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Hardee Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 **OFICIAL**AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALESYo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti fico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HARDEE, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Senador Estatal: distrito 26 Representante Estatal: distrito 56 Juez del Circuito, 10. Circuito Judicial: grupos 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 27 y 28 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Hardee: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 4:5c 4:5cHARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security card When: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834 Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Tele: 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 33873 Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.) When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 1:00 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 pm Hardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-0034 Requirements: Application with proof of hardship Programs: Emergency & Homelessness Assistance For more information, Contact the Hardee Help Center St. Michaels Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 8:00 amRev. 12/19/20177 Back in the hospital again. Western song? Best laid plans of men seldom follow the path you planned. Today (March 7) was to be a doctor appointment, then on to Tennessee. But it is three to four days in the hospital in Fairhope, Ala., for an infection where I underwent surgery in March 2015. My dogs weren't happy nor am I. I am tired of hospitals, labs, needles and uncomfortable beds, but not tired of beau tiful nurses. I thought the doctor gave me an antibiotic to make this infection grow large enough for him to see. It did. Now three times the size when he first saw it in December 2017. Midnight and Thursday starts off with more tests and X-rays. I came in already the $6 million man and still adding to it; $5,549.93 was added 10/17. Did you ever cook a roast that regardless what you did it was too tough to cut? Johnny prides himself as being somewhat of a comedian/butcher back when you went to the meat counter and told him what cut of meat you wanted and how big. Miss those days. Now you take what they throw at you cut from some dis tant city and shipped to your fa vorite box store. Well, Johnny (being a fish erman) had the honor of cutting a five-pound roast for the champion fisherman who hap pened to be a lady just before a fishing tournament in Florida. The following day she re turned with the roast bearing several cut marks but still intact. She asked Johnny what happened? She could not cut it with the best knife she had. First thing Johnny wanted to know--how did she cook it? After about 25 minutes of ex plaining he stopped her and said, "No, what I want to know is how did you cook it, gas or electric?" She said in the oven of my electric stove. He said that's the problem, I cut it for gas. As she started to walk off with the roast, Johnny stopped her and gave her another roast. Has anyone (other than Bob Graham) got a cow trough full of fish? I stopped in 1969, but now I have a ball of cord the size of a softball, 200 hooks and steel leaders. Now I am too crippled up to walk, especially beside a slick river bank. They tell me it is illegal to fish from the bridge. I can't outrun the warden now, but I've been thinking maybe a crossbow (illegal, too). If I shot one end of the line over Duck River and tied it to a bush I could still dangle 10 to 12 hooks under the bridge. I just don't have a way to stop boat traffic. Everything I want to do is either illegal, immoral or fattening. They can't get blood out of a turnip, but they can put my turnip in jail. Boy, I miss fish ing! It's only been 49 years. What do they call this, the twilight of my years? I thought it was my eyes getting weaker. But you know I trust my judgment, and my judgment tells me to stay away from slippery rocks and slopes, twigs that may trip me, and from over persuasive women. However I draw the line on certain issues. While my vehicle was bro ken down on Walmart's lot a panhandler (complete with his sign begging money) told me you don't need to live in the truck. You can come stay with me and my roomey. I said no thanks. If I share a place with someone else it will be a female. It doesn't have to be a ro mantic thing, but I'd rather have a bathroom full of hanging ladies' clothes than one piled with boxers and sweaty socks. I heard the story of a small town that bought a motorcycle to add to traffic control. Slight problemthey had no one who had every ridden a motorcycle before. The chief kept asking who would take the cycle. Finally one of the newest officers said he would try, thinking it would be easy to learn with a few days' practice. Ten minutes into his first shift a car passed him doing 90 mph just as the call came about a shooting and bank robbery. The get-away car fit the description of the Corvette that just passed. He gave pursuit, reaching 95 mph. The Vette kept increasing distance. Other officers passed him so fast he thought the motorcy cle had stalled. He stepped off to find it had not. He resumed his duties 90 days later on four wheels. As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula In Other ActionZS Town CommissionThe Zolfo Springs Town com mission considered the following items during its 20-minute meeting on Tuesday, March 27. Commissioners Didi White, Sara Schofield, Virginia Irby, Rod Cannon and Guadalupe DeLeon were present. proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse Preven tion Month. approved merit pay for staff that did extra work during and after Hurricane Irma and Pioneer Park Days. They did an outstanding job. They cooperate together so great, said Irby. We thank Linda (Rober sontown manager) and the girls for all they do. They go above and beyond, said Mayor White. accepted Cannons report as liaison to the Central Florida Ridge League of Cities about its monumental meeting last month. He presented a flyer about the Lake Alfred Ridge League of Cities Aloha dinner on April 12. approved the Kirk Curtis Mundy Hunnicutt (KCMH) firm for architectural design services for the planned Town Hall improvements, which in cludes new air conditioning, in terior finishes, resurfacing the parking lot and landscaping for a total of $35,742. The firm will also oversee Marmer Construction $146,190 reroofing project as well. A revised annual budget was attached to include the new work and other public work done recently. A list of work orders shows turning water on and off as tenants moved in or out, replaced a downed stop sign, caught dogs at large and a dead raccoon re moved. Other work done by public work staff included roofing over the Plant Lift Station and Digester at the wastewater plant, cleaned, moving and weedeating at various loca tions, trimming trees and hauling brush at several locations, and waterline repairs. accepted the police report for February, including 28 information requests, three tick ets, and eight offenses handled, with one aggravated battery domestic violence, two battery complaints, one residential bur glary, one trespassing. The next meeting of the Zolfo Springs Town Commission will be Tuesday, April 24. Town Attorney Gerald Buhr will present an ethics class from 1 to 5 p.m. and the regular monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. Both will be at the Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17, Zolfo Springs. Its not too early to register for the summer and fall terms at South Florida State College. Students may register now for summer-term classes, which will begin Monday, May 7, or for fall classes, which start Fri day, Aug. 17. The SFSC Welcome Center on the Highlands Campus in Avon Park accepts walk-in registrations Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Stu dents can also register at the Hardee Campus in Bowling Green. Returning students can register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central. New students can apply for admission to the college by clicking the Apply Now but ton at the top of SFSCs home page at southflorida.edu The SFSC class schedules are posted there as well. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For more information about financial assistance and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office at (863) 784-7134. For further information about registration, call the Hardee Campus at 773-3081.Register Now For Summer, Fall At SFSC April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy Barber Hwy. 66 East P.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL Someone Will Listen RUNAWAY HOTLINE1-800-621-4000

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WES Recognizes Its ‘Top Cats’ For The 3rd Quarter COURTESY PHOTOS Wauchula Elementary School Bobcats, faculty, families and friends gathered on Fri day, March 23, for the third nine-week grading period’s Top Cat Awards Ceremony.This award is one of the most prestigious at the school, and everyone was excitedto recognize the students who earned the coveted award. Kindergartners with goodbehavior were (front row, from left) Daisylu Monroy-Mendoza, Trenton Duke, VictoriaFrederick, Tatiana Vargas-Molina, Corwin Walkington, Londyn Sampson, Uriel Pi chon, Sarai Ibarra-Mendez and Jade Poblano; (back) Justice Davis, Andrew Justiss,Rolland Rivas, Aniyah Anderson, Alissabeth Alexander, Mariah Capron, ColtinAdams, Ian Townsel, Brian Perez-Roblero and Jace Carte. Not pictured: AngelicaLeon-Santiago, Emma Rotton, Aleigh Montoya and Brayan Vargas. First graders showing self-control were (front, from left) Oshari Bradley, MaleekNieves, Alan Paniagua-Zamora, Alyriah Jackson, Juan Morales-Ayala, Akeem Frazier,Angelina Trevino, Annyhi Capron and Gleybis Garcia; (back row) Alexander Harrak,Hagan Medrano, Bryan Hernandez, Aaron Paniagua-Zamora, Logan Crider, Uriel Gonzalez, Taylor Johnson and Morgan Peterson. Exhibiting a cooperative attitude in the second grade were (from front left) YaneliCarbajal-Cambray, Priscila Iracheta-Torres, Gabriel Montoya, Rogelio Flores, NatalieHines, Makayla Mullins, Rylan McCarthy, Eleonor Piedad, Paulino Rodriguez, Mauri cio Flores and Jasmin Garcia; (back) Cash Naranjo, Jasmin Baker, Crews Gaskins,William Hines, Thomas Watkins, Adrian Daniel, Oracio Duran, Alayna Leal, BillyEvans, Gabriela Gonzalez and Omar Sanchez. Not pictured: Luis Badillo. Earning medals for working well with and being considerate of others were thirdgraders (from front left) Kira Capron, Itzel Diaz, Leana Garcia, Diego Jaimes,Chelsea Martinez and Diana Sanchez; (middle) Damion Shoffner, Tyson Davis,Brady Johnson, Garrett Miller, Seth Mullins and Austin Bergens; (back) MargaritaMoreno, Travion Blandin, Aaron Braddock, Caleb Hughes and Holler Patterson. Not pictured: Brandon Wisniewski and Jose Hernandez. Assuming responsibility and leading by example were fifth graders (from front left)Gabriel Salgado-Alvarez, Alize Sullivan, Elida Vargas, Liliana Arana and AaliyahBruno-Perez; (middle row) Addi Duncan, Miguel Aviles, Ashton Bass, Hector Patinoand Ramiyah Castillo; (back row) Alexccis Jackson, Micah Thompson, Sugar Blas, Angelina Rodriguez and Felix Rubinos. Not pictured: Gabriela Reyes. Fourth graders who used their time effectively were (front row, from left) Riley Klein,Gracie Pelham, Ulrick Virgile, Soraya Cardoza, Marti Edenfield and Vicki Rodriguez;(middle) Colton Cruz, Alyssa Gonzales, Alexandra Jackson, Landon Wood, ChristosDiakomihalis and Kavien Cook; (back) Aly'cia Rios, Anthony Brinkmann, Ariana Ro driguez, Amier Sanders, Isai Lugo and Isabella Muse. Not pictured: Haleigh'AnaCampell and Malachi Roberson. Sevigny Associates Eye Care Is Proud To Welcome Nikki Davis Wauchula Office Manager A native of Highlands County, I have worked in the Ophthalmic fieldfor over 14 years. I have worked sideby side with opthalmologists andoptometrists. I’m excited to becomemore involved with our HardeeCounty family. In my spare time, like many of you, I love the All American sport ofBaseball and enjoy the outdoor life. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. SEVIGNY ASSOCIATES EYE CARE 735 North 6th Ave., Wauchula • 863-259-3777 4:5c 74 temporary farm-workers needed for transplanting sweet potatoes, and gen eral farm labor in Loxley, Baldwin County, AL 36551 for 5 G Harvesting LLC.work will be beginning on or about 04/20/2018 and ending on or about06/02/2018. this job offer is for farm labor. the minimum offered wage rate thatworkers will be paid is $10.95 per hour or piece rate may be offered dependingon the crop activity. workers must commit to work the entire contract period.workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with thefirst day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools are pro vided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers whocannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work ing day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer uponcompletion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruitedoutside the area of intended employment. applicants should report or send re sumes to Career Center system @ 201 Faulkner dr. Bay Minette, AL 36507 @(251)937-4161. In reference of job order number AL 2371977. Prior to contactingthe employer. EOE H-300-18064-735890 cl4:5c 99 temporary farm-workers needed for hand harvesting blueberries, and generalfarm labor in Weeki Wachie and Inverness, FL. for 5 G Harvesting LLC. work willbe beginning on or about 04/03/2018 and ending on or about 05/15/2018. thisjob offer is for farm labor. the minimum offered wage rate that workers will bepaid is $11.29 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop ac tivity. workers must commit to work the entire contract period. workers are guar anteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the workerarrives at the place of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to theworker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportationand subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% ofthe work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of in tended employment. applicants should report or send resumes to Career SourceCenter @ 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606@ (352)200-3020. In ref erence of job order number FL 10659830. Prior to contacting the employer. EOEH-300-18051-827090 cl4:5,12c C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g T T h h i i s s D D a a y y : : • Go for Broke Day • National Dandelion Day • National Caramel Day • National Deep Dish Pizza Day • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day • National Read a Road Map Day • National Burrito Day • National Alcohol Screening Day • Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day• Bell Bottoms Day • First Contact Day B6 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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Pupils Test Their Theories At NWES Science Fair COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elementary School recently held a Science Fair for fourth gradersand for fifth graders. The young scientists presented their theories and study resultsto judges from Mosaic, who scored the projects. Earning first-place honors andblue ribbons were (from left, shown with school staff and judges) Sara Navarro, LiliTamayo, Juan Godinez, Alana Wyckoff, Luis Bautista-Tomas and Seann Solis. Fifth graders who achieved first-place status in the NWES Science Fair are picturedwith their blue ribbons along with congratulatory school and Mosaic staff members.Earning the recognition were (from left) Natalie Quintana, Gabriel Arana and Adrian Chavez. Not pictured: Yesenia Saldana-Angel. Winning green ribbons and second-place certificates in the NWES Scie nce Fair were (from left) Laryn Christian, Melina Bowes, Jaycee Cobb, Adrienne Valdez, JordanMiller and Jimmy Ruiz-Santos. They are shown with representatives from Mosaicwho served as judges. Attaining second-place honors in the NWES Science Fair were (from left, shownwith school and Mosaic staff) Anabele Chavez, Marissa Garza, Mackenzie Zavala, Rene Reyes and Cody Reider. Earning third-place recognition for their science projects were (from left, along withschool and Mosaic staff) Gilberto Santiago, Jakob Goodwyn, Aaliyah Howell, Michael King and Joshua Vue. Young scientists receiving third-place recognition were (from left, shown withschool and Mosaic staff) Yuridia Pena-Barrios, Natalie Hipolito, John Pierre, CarlosBenitez, Shelby Spain, Chloe Sanders, Jose Hernandez-Cordero and AustinMarinelarena. Wauchula 735 N. 6th Ave. Arcadia 2442 NE Hwy 70 Sebring 363 US Hwy 27S Lake Placid 27 US Hwy 27S Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 24 Hour Emergency Care Available www.7eEye.com 4:5c 863-259-3777 • Single Vision plastic lenses $49• Frames $30• Buy one get one 1/2 OFF O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. Palmetto Open: 7 days (Yellow bldg. behind old carwash) NEW MACHINES • CLEAN • A/C 2 LOCATIONS www.supermattlaundries.com 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-0173 2:8tfc • Florida is losing 19 acres of natural habitat per hour. Since 1950, developers have drained 54% of Florida’s wetlands. April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 REPORT ABUSE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453

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Notices Crime BlotterDuring the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY Apr. 1, Juan Garcia, 53, of 3210 W. Shula Rd., Avon Park, was arrested by Dep. Ciera Johnson and charged with DUI. Apr. 1, Joseph Emerson Carroll, 28, of 1141 Morgan Grice Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. Apr. 1, vehicles stolen at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and at East Main Street and a theft on Boyd Cowart Road were reported. Mar. 31, Christopher Lee Delatorre, 43, and Jessica Harley White, 22, both of 711 E. Oak St., Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Todd Souther and Wauchula Sgt. Thomas Fort. Delatorre was charged with fleeing to elude an officer and resisting/ob structing arrest without violence. He was detained on five counts of failure to appear in court. White was charged with carrying a concealed electronic weapon and fraudgiving a false ID to an officer. She was detained on two counts of failure to appear in court. Mar. 31, fights on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and on Merle Langford Road were reported. Mar. 30, Shannon Pierce, 45, of 6965 SR 37 South, Mulberry, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 30, Danielle Getchis, 33, of 3611 CR 17 South, Se bring, was arrested by Dep. Yolanda Hernandez on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 30, Freddy Alberto Morales, 40, of 3467 Acorn Dr., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a charge of failure to appear in court and also charged with no valid license. Mar. 30, Francisco Javier Martinez, 18, of 2161 Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with manufacture of amphetamine. Mar. 30, criminal mischief on East Main Street and on West Main Street, and thefts on Mowatt Street and on Ralph Smith Road were re ported. Mar. 29, Popoca Augustin Toledo, 42, of 825 Hudson St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 29, Denis Alexis Rosado, 39, of 501 Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic offense. Mar. 29, Ramon Jonathan Herrada, 20, of 3004 Jack Jones Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Yolanda Hernandez and charged with lewd battery of a child. Mar. 29, Sergio Arellano, 45, of 1137 Sparrow Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Bandy on a charge of con tempt of court. Mar. 29, Rene Gonzalez, 40, of 239 Osprey Ln., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with battery. Mar. 29, criminal mischief on West Main Street and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported. Mar. 28, Mikey Retana, 24, of 4616 Chester Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on three counts of fail ure to appear in court. Mar. 28, Jason Donald Pohl, 41, of 3475 Himrod Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Donny Eversole and charged with contempt of courtviolation of an injunction for protection. Mar. 27, Brittany Flowers, 21, of 1223 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles and charged with larcenytheft. Mar. 27, a theft on Steve Roberts Special was reported. Mar. 26, Shauna Justiss, 25, of 787 Lake Branch Rd., Bowl ing Green, was arrested by Sgt. Danny OBryan on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 26, Randall Anton Rivers, 25, of 637 Sally Pl., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ciera Johnson and charged with aggravated fleeing to elude an officer, resisting/obstructing an officer without violence and no valid license. Mar. 26, Bradley Ryan Willis, 32, of 183 Natalie Ln., Lake land, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfieffer on a charge of violation of probation. Mar. 26, Fredrick Tyrone Graham, 41, of 1532 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson is charged with withholding support of children. WAUCHULA Apr. 1, Kaitlyn Ruedeman, 18, of 3903 Executive Cir., Plant City, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mar. 30, Delvin Andrea Smith, 43, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Bryanna Lott on charges of violation of probation and no valid license. Mar. 29, Paola Riascos, 24, of 16020 Briarcliff Ln., Fort Myers, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Spencer and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drugs without a pre scription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mar. 29, thefts on South Sixth Avenue (U. S. 17 South) and on North First Avenue were reported. Mar. 27, a theft on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. Mar. 26, Sheena Kay Holbrook, 33, of 1009 S. Sixth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Bryanna Lott and charged with selling methamphetamine, selling marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation. Mar. 26, Robert Lawrence Koff, 40, of 255 Grant St., Lake Wales, was arrested by Ofc. Bryanna Lott and charged with bat tery, possession of marijuana, criminal mischiefdamage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting/ob structing an officer without violence. Mar. 26, William Dwight Kilgore, 27, of 6014 Dallas McClellan Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Ander son and charged with fraud, misuse of temporary tag to avoid registration. At the jail, Dep. Yolanda Hernandez added charged of larcenypetit theft and passing forged/altered IDS to process regulated metals. BOWLING GREEN Mar. 31, a theft on Willow Avenue was reported. Mar. 28, Matthew Carroll, 18, of 852 Pleasant Way, Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Brett Rich and charged with dis orderly intoxication and violation of probation. Mar. 28, Christian Wabanimkee, 18, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Brett Rich and charged with disorderly intoxication and possession of synthetic cannabis. Mar. 26, Jesse D. Fowler, 20, of 620 Grove St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with larcenypetit theft, possession of synthetic cannabis and deal ing in stolen property. Mar. 26, a theft on Grove Street was reported. CITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency (the Board) will hold a public meeting Monday, April 9, 2018, im mediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The complete agenda can be viewed at 126 S. 7th Avenue or 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 Board hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board 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 includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Boards functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Amer icans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Keith Nadaskay Chairman Community Redevelopment Agency ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 4:5cPUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS TOWN COMMISSIONThe Zolfo Springs Town Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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 following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA PRO VIDING FOR AMENDING CHAPTER 240 OF THE CODE FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL TO REPLACE REFERENCES TO RESOLUTION FOR VACAT ING WITH ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERANCE AND PROVIDING FOR 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 these changes 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. 4:5cPUBLIC NOTICE The Office of Hardee County Emergency Management has scheduled a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) meeting on April 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., located at the Hardee Emergency Operations Center, 404 West Or ange Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. The purpose of a local mitigation strategy is to reduce the human, environmental, and economic costs of disasters. Mitigation is any action taken to permanently reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and their property from the effects of disasters. The goal of the LMS meeting will be to identify specific steps to be taken to reduce the impacts of various nat ural hazards, the timing of those steps, potential funding sources, 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 Management Office at 863-773-6373. 3:29,4:5c______________________________ LEGAL NOTICE Ms. Ileana Zamudio Arciniega (Rivera), mother and Jose Ri cardo Cervantes, father of the minor Yuliana Cervantes Zamudio. In the city of Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, Mr. Emmanuel Rivera, husband of Ileana Zamudio Arciniega (Rivera) is petitioning for the Adoption of the minor, in the Family Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit, Case# 2016-DR-000255. Please note that the Court has granted a period of forty-one days (41) from the date of publication of this Notice to plead your arguments before the above-named Court at 417 West Main Street, Room B, Suite 309, Wauchula, Florida 33873. In the event that these arguments are not brought before the Court within the time period allowed, the Court shall proceed by de fault against any and all prospective, interested parties. Leonardo Viota Sesin, Esq. Attorney-at-Law Miami Office: 1275 W. 47th Place, Suite 440 Hialeah, Florida 33012 Telephone: (305) 231-7767 Port Charlotte Office: 2616 Tamiami Trail, Suite 1 Port Charlotte, Florida 33952 Telephone: (941) 625-1414 Facsimile: (941) 875-9230 Email: lviota@aol.com4:5-26c ________________________________________________________________ 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 __________________________________NOTICE The Hardee County School Board will hold a workshop, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., prior to the regular 5:00 p.m. meeting. The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss CS/SB 7026 (Public Safety). The workshop will be held in the School Board Meeting Room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. 4:5c Notices NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE: The Southwest Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend the following rule(s): 40D-8.624 Guidance and Minimum Levels for Lakes The purpose of this rulemaking is to adopt revised minimum and guidance levels for Lake Damon located in Highlands County. The effect of the rule is to support the Districts water supply planning, water use permitting, and environmental re source permitting programs. The Notice of Proposed Rule making appeared in the Florida Administrative Register, Vol. 44, No. 65, on April 3, 2018. A copy of the proposed rule can be viewed on the Districts website at http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/r ules/proposed/. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special ac commodations to provide comments on this rulemaking is asked to contact SWFWMD Human Resources Director, (352) 796-7211, ext. 4703; 1800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or ADACoordinator@WaterMatters.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND AN NOUNCED IN THE FAR. THE PERSON TO BE CON TACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN A COPY IS: Doug Leeper, MFL Program Lead, SWFWMD, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604, (352) 796-7211, ext. 4272. A2017060-5 4:5c B8 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Registration for Kindergarten students will begin ac cording to the schedule below. Bowling Green Elementary School May 3, 2018 • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hilltop Elementary School May 7, 2018 • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. North Wauchula Elementary School May 9, 2018 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wauchula Elementary School May 3, 2018 • 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary School May 3, 2018 • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten students must be five years old on orbefore September 1, 2018.Parents are required to bring the followingdocuments: An original birth certificate Current physical Shot record Students who have not met the above requirementswill not be permitted to enter school in the fall. Ac cording to Florida Law, no student will be permittedto enter first grade unless he/she has completed anapproved public or private kindergarten program. 4:5-26c ESCUELAS DE CONDADO DE HARDEE REGISTRO DE KINDER Registro para estudiantes de Kinder comenzar conla fecha que aparece a continuacin. Bowling Green Elementary 3 de Mayo del 2018 5:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. Hilltop Elementary 7 de Mayo del 2018 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. North Wauchula Elementary 3 de Mayo del 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wauchula Elementary 3 de Mayo del 2018 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Zolfo Springs Elementary 3 de Mayo del 2018 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Los estudiantes de Kinder deben tener cinco aos deedad en o antes del 1 de septiembre del 2018.Los padres deben llevar los documentossiguientes: Un certificado de nacimiento original Fisico corriente Registro de vacunas No se permitir a los estudiantes que no hancumplido los requisitos anteriores a entrar a la es cuela en el otoo. Segn en acuerdo con la ley deFlorida, no se permitir ningn estudiante para entraren primer grado a menos que ha completado un pro grama aprobado de Kinder pblicos o privados. 4:5-26c Did you know the Florida Fish & Wildlife ConservationCommission (FWC) latespring and summer hog huntson several wildlife manage ment areas across the state? You don’t even need a hunt ing license to participate inthese great opportunities. Wild hogs, also called wild pigs, wild boars and feral pigs,are not native to Florida butwere introduced over 500years ago by Spanish explor ers. They can be found in all ofFlorida's 67 counties within awide variety of habitats, butprefer oak-cabbage palm ham mocks, freshwater marshes,sloughs and pine flatwoods. Wild hogs are not protected by law as a game species butare the second most popularlarge animal hunted in Florida— second only to the white-tailed deer. Wild hogs can weigh more than 150 pounds and be 5-6feet long. They eat plants and ani mals, and feed by rooting withtheir broad snouts, which candamage native habitats andground-cover vegetation. It’seasy to spot where hogs havebeen because they often leaveareas looking like plowedfields. Because of their destructive nature and prolific breeding,and because hunters wantmore hog hunting opportuni ties, the FWC has been estab lishing more hog hunts overthe past few years. This spring and summer, there will be numerous hoghunts, mostly on weekends, onseveral WMAs – two of whichkick off this month, with themajority of these hunts startingin May. Some offer still hunt ing for hogs during daylighthours, others are nighttimehog-dog hunts – and half ofthem offer both. Most of the areas are walkin and don’t require a quotapermit. All that is needed tohunt hogs on the followingareas during these listed springand summer dates is a $26.50management area permit. But before you go, be sure to go online at MyFWC.com and click on “Hunting” andthen “WMA Brochures” tocheck out the area’s regula tions brochure to find out all the specific details on the hunt,including access, allowablemethods of take, huntinghours, rules on camping andmore. Nearby areas are as follows:• Kissimmee Chain of Lakes area — Osceola andPolk counties; still and doghunting; open to year-roundhog hunting; management areapermit not required. • Chain of Lakes area Rolling Meadows Unit —Polk County; still and doghunting;open to year-round hog hunt ing; management area permitnot required. • Richloam WMA — Sumter and Lake counties, doghunting only; April 27-29. • Royce Unit – Lake Wales Ridge — Highlands County;still hunting only; May 5-6,12-13. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we’llsee ya in the woods! Go Hog Wild This Spring April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Downtown Wauchula will be abuzz with activity on Sat urday as scores of volunteerstake to the streets to give sev eral homes a facelift. A joint project between the Wauchula Community Rede velopment Agency and MainStreet Wauchula, “Paint TheTown” is now in its sixth yearof providing new coats of paintto qualifying homes within themunicipal limits of the city ofWauchula. Last year’s event saw more than 100 volunteers team to gether to provide a new paletteof color to seven homes. Nine homes are expected to be painted Saturday in thenortheast section of the city. “We had more volunteers this year and are able to addmore homes,” said Olivia Min shew, assistant city manager. More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate,noted Jessica Newsman, CRAdirector. Teams include: Wauchula Kiwanis, Hardee County Pro fessional Firefighters, City ofWauchula, New Hope BaptistChurch, 1 Peter 4:10 (FirstBaptist Church of Wauchulayouth), Mosaic, Florida Hospi tal Wauchula, First ChristianChurch, Main StreetWauchula, Wauchula CRA,Rotary Club of HardeeCounty, and Wauchula StateBank. This weekend’s work detail will bring the total number ofpainted homes to 32 since theprogram was launched in2013. Requirements for inclusion in the program are few. “It has to be occupied and it has to have a homestead ex emption,” Minshew said. Organizers strive to target a different section of theWauchula community eachyear. “We try not to go back to the same neighborhood,” Min shew said. “It is a matter ofdriving through a neighbor hood and identifying housesthat could use some paint.” The community canvassing begins about four months inadvance of paint day as volun teers from Main StreetWauchula’s Economic VitalityCommittee do a drive-around. “They look for pockets of homes that would benefit froma paint job,” Newman said. Once a neighborhood is identified for help, organizersthen contact the HardeeCounty Property Appraiser’sOffice and obtain a list ofhomesteaded properties. “If enough of the homes that were felt to be good candidatesare listed as homesteaded, thenthe neighborhood is OK’d forselection,” Newman said. Once a neighborhood is se lected, organizers then send aletter to all the homesteadedproperties to inform them ofthe program. If the homeown ers are interested in being con sidered in the paint program,they are asked to call the CRAoffice and put their name on alist. The homes are then evalu ated by the committee andranked by need for a paint job,complexity of the home (if ad ditional repairs are needed),and the volunteers available. Each home – assigned a team or group of teams – willreceive its own individualizedcolor palette. “Homeowners are able to select two colors – a mainhouse color and a trim color,”Newman said. According to Newman, crews began pressure washingthe homes this week in prepa ration for paint day. “We try to make it as easy as possible for the paint teams,”Newsman said. Teams will arrive at the homes around 8 a.m. Saturdayand be given a tub filled withsupplies and paint. Funded through the Wauchula CRA, the programis expected to cost $8,500. “Ace Hardware usually gives us a good discount,”Newman said. “Some yearswe have volunteer pressurewashers and some years wedon’t. Some years we have topurchase more repair suppliesthan others.” This year’s program in cludes a partnership with theHardee County Office ofCommunity Development andGeneral Services through itsHome Repair/ReplacementAssistance Program. “This particular home will also receive other needed re pairs through their program,”Newman said. “This was agreat partnership, and we areexcited to be able to work withanother agency to get a home owner much-needed services.” Giovanni’s Main Street Kitchen is assisting with feed ing the event’s 200 volunteers,Newman added. Newsman said the program has gone a long way to helpinginstill community pride. “This has proven to be a great program,” Newman said.“I love to drive by homes thathave participated in past yearsand see that they still lookgood. The homeowners aretaking pride in their homes,and they are helping enhancetheir neighborhood. Thatmakes the program a success.” Downtown Homes To Get New Coat Of Paint COURTESY PHOTOS More than 200 volunteers are expected to “Paint The Town” this Saturday inWauchula. Volunteers paint a home in Wauchula last year as part of the Wauchula CommunityRedevelopment Agency’s Paint the Town program. Organizers are expecting morethan 200 volunteers will take part in painting nine homes during this year’s eventon Saturday.

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Locatednext to golf course. $64,90040 acres Presently used for farming & hasa well. $360,000Large 4,800+ sf Commercial buildingClose to the McDonalds intersection inWauchula 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 Rick Knight SOLID WASTE/ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR PAY RATE: $48,254.83 ($23.20/hr.) $66,519.82 ($31.98/hr.) Hardee County Solid Waste/Animal Control Depart ment. Responsible work in construction and mainte nance of landfill facilities, use and maintenance of heavyequipment and recycling operations according toCounty policy and regulatory agency rules. Ability toplan, direct and supervise the work of staff in Landfilland Animal Control. Ability to comprehend and imple ment operational rules of the Department of Environ mental Protection, The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District and other regulatory agencies.Ability to become certified as a Landfill Operator.Knowledge of standard practices used in earthwork andin construction. Ability to deal with the public, countyemployees and officials. High School Diploma or GED,3 yrs. experience supervisory level, knowledge and ex perience in reading construction plans and specifica tions, 5 yrs. in operation and maintenance of heavyequipment and general knowledge of office practices.Overseeing the operations and enforcement of ordi nances for the Animal Control for domestic animals. Complete job description & Application posted onCounty website @ www.hardeecounty.net. Submit ap plication to Hardee County HR Department @ 205Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, P: (863)773-2161. Position is open until filled. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement.EOE-F/M/V. cl4:5c ANIMAL REFUGE KEEPER PAY RATE: $21,035.72($10.11/hr.) $28,997.97($13.94/hr.) Wanted for the Hardee County Parks & Recreation De partment. Responsible for providing food, water, shelter,and care for the animals of the zoo; Assist in Buildingand Grounds maintenance and preparing for specialevents 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 postedon 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. EOE-F/M/V. cl3:29,4:5c REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 8 6 6 3 3 3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 1 1 1 1 3 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o o u u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell •Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-45775220 Hwy 17N • Bowling Green (across from BP)Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS cl1:4tfc DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR -Pumps, turbos and injectors.Removal and instillation avail able. 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p 3 1 N 2 TON MH AC UNIT, 4” pedestal, wiring cut off box, 60amp, breaker funs great, blows ice cold, $60, 863-832-3327. 4:5p 1993 RANGER BASS Boat. Evin rude 150, $4,500 OBO, 863-7813637. 3:29,4:5p LOOKING FOR YARD worker in Zolfo, 863-735-9509. 4:5,12pLUBE TECH M-F, 8 am 5 pm.Apply in person only! Alan Jay Ford, Wauchula. 4:5cDETAILERS AND TECHNICIANSneeded at Alan JayChevrolet/Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram. Apply in person at 1405Hwy. 17 S., Wauchula. Ask for Robert Austin. 4:5,12c Help Wanted Boats Air Conditioners Agriculture EQUIPMENT OPERATOR NEED-ED to work on citrus and blue berry operation. Salarynegotiable with experience.Must be dependable.zeny82002@yahoo.com. 3:29,4:5p FULL-TIME REHAB AIDE posi tion with benefits available inWauchula and Sebring hospitalrehab department. Must be de pendable with good transporta tion and willing to workweekends and holidays. Highschool diploma or GED re quired. Must be able to do heavylifting. Can not be a nicotineuser. Drug and nicotine testingrequired. Computer skills re quired. Pay rate depending onexperience. On-th-job training.Apply in person at The TherapyCenter, 1330 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula.3:29,4:5cFLORIDA FERTILIZER IS hiring a warehouse employee who canoperate a forklift and is com puter literate. Apply in person, 194 Will Duke Road. 3:15tfcLEARN TO DRIVE A TRUCK!Get your Commercial Driver's Li cense today at South FloridaState College. Scholarshipsavailable to eligible participants. 863-784-7033. 3:1-9:20pMECHANIC NEEDED. MUSThave own tools. Apply in personat BG Small Engine, 4702 US Hwy. 17 N., BG. 12:21tfc Help Wanted HAVE YOU LOST A PET? Con tact animal control in BowlingGreen at 863-375-2255 to see ifwe have your cat or dog. Wealso have pets for adoption. 4:16dh/tfc PERSONAL PROPERTY OFDustin Calbaro, Rust Thomason,Marla McDonald, Ashley White,German Bacerra, Jay Grimsley,Troy Weiss, Rhonda Cofield,David Bailey, Bertha Cerantes,Therika Anderson, James Royal,Christina Rodriguez, ChrisWingate, Jesus Leal, Kelly Pace,Keivey Johnson, Henry White,Janise Lopez, ChristinaCrowthers, Danille Tucker,Davon Dye, Dennise Lake, willbe sold by warehouseman’s liensaid sale will be at B&J SelfStorage, 667 South 5th Ave.,Wauchula, Florida at 11:00 am, April 24, 2018.4:5,12p Notices Lost/Found FREE KITTENS, 863-245-1496 or 863-245-8120. 4:5ncADOPT A PET! If you have lost apet or are looking for a new one,the City of Wauchula invites youto come and see if you can findthe pet you’re looking for. TheWauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road.Please call 863-773-3265 for more information.tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats anddogs sold in Florida be at least8 weeks old, have an officialhealth certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites.tfc-dh BLACKBERRIES FOR SALE -Would like to sell crop and youpick. 863-735-9284 of no answer leave message. 4:5p Produce Pets B10 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018

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LOT FOR SALE! 617 Saunders St., Wauchula, $5,000, 941-7372601. 3:22-4:19p ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 4:5c 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 I, JOE, WILL PICKUP for FREE old stoves, refrigerators, mi crowave, freezers, lawn mowers and other metals. Call 863-2459898. 4:5,12p 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 CONTACT TRACY FOR ALL your $5 jewelry needs, 863-773-7181, www.paparazziaccessories.com /149498. 3:15-4:12p Services Rentals Real Estate MIKES LAWN CARE. Free esti mate. Call 863-735-2862 or 863245-1315. 3:22-4:19p BUY, SELL, OR FUNDRAISER Avon has it all. Call Pam Mer chant, your local Avon lady. 863245-7000. 3:15-4:12p VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE Care offers a bereavement walkin support group for those that have experienced the loss of a love one. Beginning 9/2/16 every Friday at 1 p.m. in the VITAS office, 113 W. Main Street, Wauchula, 863-583-7100. 8:18tfc-dh ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fel lowship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh 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 Services 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 INDOOR MOVING SALE! Large executive office desk, sofas, recliners, linens, tables, lamps, books, sheet music, holiday decorations, ladies dresses (size 8-12), shoes, inversion table for back pain, upholstered drapery cornices. Friday, 9-6, Saturday, 9-12. 15150 Kazen Rd. 4:5p 4 FAMILY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?. 4515 Chester Ave., BG. Furniture, clothes, misc. 4:5p Yard Sales Services 198 AC Hardee County, hunting, fishing, and cattle grazing. Not far from town with plenty of road frontage. $4,000.00 per AC 9 acs w/dbl paved rd frontage. HWY 64 W and West Main ST Hardee County. $250,000! 2 ac commercial lot w/office & garage buildings fronts Hwy 17 & 2 side streets. $145,000! (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 cl4:5c PRICE Reduction for quick sale!!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. House, pool, barn with horse stalls and flowing creek on 16 acs. $425,000. Lot located on beautiful Lake Byrd in Highlands County. $50,000.00 Brittany Nickerson Thurlow (863) 446-2735 REALTOR Frank Vasquez Realty Inc. (863) 781-4133 Frank Vasquez, BrokerRESIDENTIAL 3BR 2B Newly built home on corner lot, 793 West County Line Rd. Bowling Green $134,000. 411 4th St. West, Zolfo Springs 3BR 1B Block, Central Air on 1 acre. $77,500 UNDER CONTRACT 628 Terrell Rd., Wauchula Lg. 4BR 3B Frame House on 2.14 acres Price Reduced $80,000. 4520 Fair Ave. Bowling Green 3BR 2B stucco block home $99,000 3BR 2B stucco block home on 8th Ave. Zolfo Springs. This home is beautiful inside and has all been updated. $135,000 314 Walton Ave. Wauchula 3BR 2B stucco house $89,000 Frank Vasquez Realty, Inc. for more listings 116 Carlton St. Suite A Wauchula, FL 33873 SALESASSOCIATES Miguel A. Santana 863-245-1758 Nancy Craft 863-832-0370cl4:5c Advantage Realty #1 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872 Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 863-386-1112VISIT US AT www.advantagehighlands.comMark LambertLicensed Realtor863-832-0401mark33862@gmail.com cl1:11tfc Agricultural-Commercial-Residential Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl1:12tfc Sandra Jimmy FREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfcGreat Location For FOR RENT 111 E. Main Street, Wauchula Office Space Retail Store Approx. 954 sq. ft.For Information ContactStephen Southwell, PA 863-773-4449cl2:8tfc Lacey Webb863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 cl4:5c Shopping around for car insurance? Don't.Let your local independent agent shop for you, and find the coverage you need. T HE C LASSIFIEDS YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions TERRYMIKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfc HOMEINSPECTIONS Inspections For The Heartland And Beyond863-990-4019www.waynecollierinspections.com collwayne4019@gmail.comLic# HI5099 NACHI 11120910 cl1:4tfc 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 cl5:25tfc40 temporary farmworkers needed to hand-harvest blueberries in Sampson County, North Carolina, for Valentino Lopez, farm labor contractor, with work beginning on or about 4/23/2018 and ending on or about 7/01/2018 The job offered is for an experienced farmworker and requires 1 month verifiable work experience hand-har vesting blueberries. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $2.50 per 6 lb. picking bucket or $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 Sampson County, 115 Northeast Boulevard, Clinton, NC 28328, (910) 592-5756, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10825552. EOE. H-300-18067-700958. cl4:5cReyna Harvesting is hiring 26 farmworkers to harvest and pack watermelon and blue berry crops in Bowling Green and Auburndale, FL for a temporary period from 05/01/2018 to 06/01/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Drug testing and background checks may occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole expense and discretion of the employer. Must be able to lift 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 50lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10664135. cl4:5,12p2 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 cl3:29,4:5pAA Huapilla Produce, LLC is hiring 40 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest vegetable crops in Colquitt County, GA for a temporary period starting on 05/15/2018 and ending on 07/10/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $10.95/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to pre-hire drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. All drug testing and background checks will occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole cost and discretion of the employer. Workers must be able to lift 70lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. Em ployer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: GA2112402836. cl4:5c Bamboo Farmers WANTED Farmers, growers, investors One time crop purchase One time planting 80-100 years life span 6 month plant guarantee 10 year crop buy back contract $40,000 per acre @ full harvest Contact us todayIra McClelland or Debbi Fultz 863-381-2520 or 877-204-5680 ext 712 OnlyMoso email: fultzd2000@yahoo.comcl3:15-4:5pNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2005 BUICK RAINIER CXL 4D RED VIN: 5GADS13S052221206 9:00 AM, APRIL 16, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl4:5cNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2005 DODGE NEON SXT 4D GRAY VIN: 1B3ES56C35D283977 9:00 AM, APRIL 16, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl4:5cNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2004 ISUZU VIN: 4S2DM58W344311226 8:00 A.M. APRIL 20, 2018 ROBERTSTOWING377 Old Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green, FL 33834 cl4:5cNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE1989 FORD VIN: 1FTHX25G9KKB21682 8:00 A.M. APRIL 18, 2018 ROBERTSTOWING377 Old Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green, FL 33834 cl4:5c750 temporary farmworkers needed for hand harvesting blueberries in Bladen County, North Carolina, for Francisco Valadez, Jr., farm labor contractor, with work beginning on or about 05/08/2018 and ending on or about 07/24/2018. The job offered is for an experienced farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable farm work experience hand harvesting blueberries. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour and piece rates may be offered. 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 pro vided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to work ers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Bladen County, 401 Mercer Mill Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, (910) 862-3255, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency and reference job order #NC10836806. EOE. H-300-18082-771927. cl4:5c Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERSTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comThe8 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in hand-harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables in Carline County, Virginia, for Newmarket Plantation, with work beginning on or about 05/15/2018 and ending on or about 12/09/2018. The job offered is for an experienced farmworker and requires minimum 3 months verifiable prior work experience in the crop activities listed. 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. Hous ing 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. Ap plicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to 10304 Spotsylvania Ave, suite 100, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, (540) 322-5788, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency and reference job order #VA1310564. EOE. H300-18082-943433. cl4:5c413 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in blueberries, pickles, sweet potatoes and other diversified crops, in Sampson, Wayne, Bladen, Cumberland, Greene and Duplin Counties, North Carolina, for ORea & Sons Harvesting & Hauling, Inc. with work beginning on or about 05/01/2018 and ending on or about 11/26/2018. 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 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 #NC10832163. EOE. H-300-18075-284572. cl4:5c April 5, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11

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By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Wildcats defeated the Avon Park High School RedDevils on March 29 in a 11-5game in junior varsity baseballaction. The boys in orange and blue from Hardee Senior HighSchool got on the board in thetop of the first inning. CalebBlock scored on an error bythe catcher. During the same atbat, Vincente Cabrera knockeda sacrifice fly to center fieldthat allowed Coy Gough tocross home plate, bringing thescore to 2-0. After Avon Park tied the game in the bottom of the firstinning, Hardee retook the leadwhen Gage Gough singled ona hard ground ball to the short stop that allowed OscarDeLeon to score and bringingthe score to 3-2. The Devils re-tied the game in the bottom of the third. Hardee added three more runs to retake the lead in thetop of the fourth inning. Thescoring started as Palmer Kleinstole home during an at bat byBlock. Block then singled witha line drive to left field that al lowed DeLeon and TrentonRoberson to score and bring ing the score to 6-3. Five more Wildcat runs came in the top of the fifth in ning. Jace Bryan knocked aline drive to left field that al lowed Blake Tinsley to score.Bryan scored on a wild pitch during an at bat by Roberson.Roberson then doubled on aline drive to right field thatsent Klein across home plate.Kipp Cooper scored in the nextat bat after Block groundedout. The final Wildcat runcame from Roberson after aline drive to second base offthe bat of C. Gough, bringingthe score to 11-3. The Devils added two runs in the bottom of the inning asthe game closed with a 11-5Hardee win. Pitching duties for the Wild cats were shared by Roberson,Weston Roberts, and C.Gough. Roberts threw 56pitches in two innings as hestruck out four batters and al lowed three hits and runs. C.Gough struck out three battersas he threw 44 pitches in a lit tle over two innings on themound as he gave up four hitsand two runs. Robersonpitched a partial inning as hestruck out two batters as helobbed on seven pitches. Hardee had 11 runs and 12 hits in 27 at bats. Roberson,Klein, and DeLeon each hadtwo runs, and Cooper, Tinsley,Block, Bryan, and C. Gougheach had one run. Tinsley,Klein, C. Gough, and Blockeach had two hits, and Rober son, Roberts, G. Gough, andBryan each had one hit. Blue Streaks Blank Cats, 6-0 The Blue Streaks of Sebring High School defeated theWildcats 6-0 in a match heldMarch 27. Hardee had five hits and no runs in 24 at bats during theouting. Roberson, G. Gough, DeLeon, Block, and Cabreraeach had a hit. Pitching duties were shared by Roberson, Roberts, andTinsley. Tinsley pitched threeinnings as he lobbed 61 pitchesand struck out four batters andallowed four runs and fourhits. Roberts pitched two in nings, allowed two runs andtwo hits, and threw 35 pitches.Roberson lobbed 39 pitches intwo innings as he struck outfour batters and allowed nohits or runs. JV BASEBALL Hardee Wildcats Down Avon Park Red Devils, 11-5 COURTESY PHOTOS BY STACY SMITH Trenton Roberson rounding third for the Wildcats. Oscar DeLeon getting force out at home for Hardee. The Wildcats hold a strategy session on the mound. COURTESY PHOTO The 2018 Wildcat varsity baseball team are (front, from left) Colton Block, Oscar DeLeon, Caleb Block, GaugeGough, Tyler Jackson and Kipp Cooper; (back) Coach Guzman, Palmer Klein, Vincente Cabrera, Cole Wilson,Yain Matta, Trenton Robertson, Weston Roberts, Jace Bryan, Blake Tinsley, Coy Gough and Coach Summers. 4:5c YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Contact Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels At The Herald Advocate 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com COURTESY PHOTOS The Goughler family had a very successful day fishingin Charlotte Harbor Saturday. Cobia, 8, caught her firstkeeper snook. She managed to land the 33-inch fishall on her own. James, 16, was determined not to beoutdone by his little sister and a few hours later man aged his own impressive catch, a 29-inch spottedseatrout that weighed 8.5 pounds. They enjoyed theday fishing with their parents, Jimmy and Effie Gough ler, and the family managed to catch a limit of troutalong with various other fish. Snook season remainsopen thru April 30. SUCCESSFUL SIBLINGS B12 The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2018