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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, May 17, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 25 • 3 Sectionswww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax New 4-H DirectorComes To Hardee A5 Get Early Look AtWildcats Tonight B3 W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 05/0889600.0005/0990570.0005/1085590.04 05/1191580.00 05/1283680.0005/1381620.5305/1477693.04 Rainfall to 05/14/2018 10.88 Same period last year 6.06 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds...........B10 Courthouse Report....B13Crime Blotter........A13Entertainment.........A5 Hardee Living.........A8Information Roundup. A11 Obituaries............A4Puzzles...............B7Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast.......B5 FINAL 4 1 More Joins Race For County Commission District 2 THE CLASS OF 2018 PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO The hopes, dreams and successes of the community’s future leaderswill be celebrated with “Pomp and Circumstance” as the ladies andgentlemen of the Class of 2018 graduate to a new chapter in life thisweekend. Hardee Senior High School is scheduled to hold com mencement on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cattleman’s Arena at theHardee County Fairgrounds. According to Dr. Michelle Polk, princi pal, there were 298 seniors expected to receive diplomas as of Tues day morning. The seniors (above) took time last Friday to don capsand gowns for a class photo inside Wildcat Gymnasium. Those plan ning to attend the graduation ceremony should prepare for inclementweather. The National Weather Service in Ruskin reports there is a70 percent chance of rain, with “showers and thunderstorms likely”after 8 a.m. in Wauchula on Saturday. Though the arena is covered,parking and socializing could be a soggy challenge. Rivera Mom Gets 7-1/2 Years In Baby’s Death By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate The mother of a 15-monthold baby who died at the handsof her boyfriend has been sen tenced to seven years and sixmonths in Florida State Prison. Kaycha Lynn Rivera, now 27, formerly of 310 W.Townsend St., Wauchula, wastransferred from the HardeeCounty Jail to state Departmentof Corrections custody lastweek. She is currently being held at the Florida Women’sReception Center in Ocala. The boyfriend, Hector Tavera Jaimes, now 28, wassentenced in 2016 to 10 yearsin prison in the baby’s death.He is currently serving his timein the Franklin Correctional In stitution Work Camp in Carra belle, DOC records said. The case had been plodding through the court system for 4-1/2 years. It was on Nov. 5, 2013, that Rivera took her baby boy, 15-month-old Joel Jordan Chavez,to the Emergency Room atFlorida Hospital Wauchula atabout 7 o’clock in the morning.Joel was not breathing. “He was unresponsive. His color had changed. The nursingstaff described his color asbluish-gray,” Wauchula PoliceChief John Eason said at thetime. Attempts to resuscitate the baby failed. Then, “due to the nature and amount of injuries observed(on the child) by the ER staff,”police were called in. Easonimmediately began an investi gation. The chief said an autopsy was conducted on the baby thatsame day. “This exam revealed numer ous severe injuries to (Joel’s)body,” Eason said. He addedthat the Medical Examiner’sOffice determined the cause of death as “homicide by headtrauma.” The ensuing investigation re vealed that two families residedin the Townsend Street house:Rivera, her three children andboyfriend Jaimes; and a hus band and wife along with theirthree children. A second Rivera child, a 21/2-year-old boy, “exhibitedsimilar injuries” and was hos pitalized for treatment.See MOMA2 COURTESY PHOTO The Lady Wildcats softball squad after beating arch-rival DeSoto County High School last Friday in Arcadiato win the Class 5A Region 3 title and earning a second consecutive appearance in the Florida High SchoolAthletic Association’s Softball Tournament Final Four. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats have set their sights on history – again. For the second consecutive year, the ladies in orange and blue from Hardee Senior High School have earneda slot in the Florida High School Athletic Associat ion’s Softball Tournament Final Four. The squad is scheduled to face Coral Springs Charter — the defending three-time state champions — on Sat urday in a 1:35 p.m. game at Vero Beach’s HistoricDodgertown. A win will propel Hardee into the Class 5A state championship game on Sunday at 12:35 p.m. If the Wildcats (20-12) survive Coral Springs (28-2), they will face the winner of the simultaneous Saturdaymatch-up between West Nassau (22-6) and KeystoneHeights (20-10). Hardee’s hopes for a state title were dashed last sea son in the opening round of the Final Four as they suf fered a devastating 9-5 loss to Eustis High School. Admission is $9 per day if purchased in advance – at fhsaa.org – or $12 per day at the gate. Parking is $10 for cars and $25 for fan buses. Only cash is accepted, See FINALA2 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate One hundred eighteen signa tures. That’s all it will take, as long as they are locally registeredvoters, to get your name placedon the ballot to run for publicoffice in Hardee County thiselection year. If you are still considering taking an active role in deci sion-making and serving thepublic – and collecting a goodsized paycheck for doing so –time is running out, though. The deadline for submitting voter signatures is this comingMonday, according to Elec tions Supervisor Diane Smith.After that, getting on the ballotwon’t be free; it will cost a per centage of the salary associatedwith the office you are seeking. Those figures are $32,545 for a County Commissionmember and $27,656 for aSchool Board member, putting their qualifying fees at $1,100and up. Opting to collect signatures to get on the ballot this week isRalph Arce, newly announcedcandidate for County Commis sion District 2. That seat is currently held by Sue Birge, and already has an other named contender, NoeyFlores. The addition of Arcemakes it a three-way fray. The only other county com missioner facing the end of his term is Russell Melendy ofDistrict 4. He has no opponentsas yet. If none surface by theend of the official qualifyingperiod next month, he will au tomatically win four moreyears on the dais. The School Board has three open seats, districts 1, 4 and 5. District 1 incumbent Paul Samuels has but one challengerso far, Melony Cureton. Garry McWhorter, the in cumbent for District 4, remains unchallenged to date. And District 5’s incumbent, Thomas Trevino, is not seekinganother term. Vying for his slotare political newcomers MarkGilliard and Mindy Castillo. But all of the above can change overnight. Forms, called “petitions,” for registered voters to sign inorder to get a name placed onthe ballot are available at theElections Office at 311 N.Sixth Ave. in Wauchula, inside the Curtis Ezelle GovernmentComplex at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Oak Street. Collecting signatures is easy, as registered voters do nothave to promise to vote foryou, or even support you, butmerely have to agree to thedemocratic process of havingcandidates to choose from on a ballot. And, if you miss that chance, you can always pay the quali fying fee come June 18-22.

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ABOUT...Letters To The EditorThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of pub lic interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste and include the writers full name, ad dress and daytime tele phone number for verification. Letters must be re ceived by 5 p.m. on Monday to be consid ered for that weeks edition. Submissions should be typed or legibly written. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax to (863) 773-0657. A2 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 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-Advo cate, 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 clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. CorrectionsMAY 17 Knitting & Crochet/ HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 17 Storytime/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 17 Eating Smart Classes/ Department of Health/145 K.D. Revell Road, Wauchula/10 am 19 Graduation/HC Cattleman's Arena/507 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula/9 am 23 Adult Coloring/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/10 am 24 Knitting & Crochet/ HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 24 Storytime/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 24 Lunch & Learn/ HC Chamber of Commerce/Historic Train Depot/135 E. Main St., Wauchula/ Noon 24 Sen. Denise Grimsley Mobile Office Hour/Wauchula Train Depot/ 1:15-2:15 p.m 24 Hometown Happy Hour/Main Street Wauchula Inc./Main Street/5 pm 24 Fitness in the Park/ Yoga/Heritage Park/5:30 pm 24 ZS Town Commission Meeting/104 W. Fifth Street, Zolfo Springs/6 pm 25 How To Use Your Device/HC Public Library/10:30 am 26 HC School Board Meeting/5 pm 30 Adult Coloring/HC Public Library/ 10 am 31 Knitting & Crochet/ HC Public Library/10 am 31 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am JULY 13 Scout Club/Main Street Wauchula I nc./6 pm AUGUST 10 Wildcat Tailgate Party/Main Street Wauchula Inc./6 pm 25 HC Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament DECEMBER 1 HC Chamber of Commerce Christmas ParadeSave 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 Your event could appear here. For free! See submission instructions below. Have an entry for Save The Date? See contact info below. How can you get your event posted on this community calendar? Check out the instruc tions at the end of this column. Hosting a community-wide non-profit event? List it here! Its free and its easy. See in structions below. Hosting a community-wide non-profit event? List it here! Its free and its easy. See in structions below. By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-AdvocateAt least three Hardee County residents wont be having fries with that anymore at a local fast-food restaurant. The trio, a teenage girl and two men, were banned from the McDonalds outlet on U.S. 17 South in Wauchula follow ing a large-scale fight there early Sunday morning. Reports indicate that Wauchula police were dis patched to the restaurant at 907 S. Sixth Ave. at 3:15 a.m. There was a fight in progress, involving 20 people, a caller had said. Prior to the first unit arriving less than two minutes later, an update from the dispatch center advised officers that all parties involved in the melee were headed toward their vehicles and leaving the property. As Wauchula police Sgt. Thomas Fort pulled into the McDonalds parking lot, he met up with the restaurants manager, who was standing outside and pointing to a vehi cle that had just driven away. Fort followed. The vehicle was stopped as it turned into the nearby Wauchula Garden Apartments complex off Makowski Road, reports said. Meanwhile, Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson had spoken with the eaterys manager and deter mined that she wanted any combatants police could find to be barred from the property indefinitely. Forms were signed on the trio Fort stopped, a 17-year-old girl and two men ages 20 and 21, all of Wauchula. Each was advised that if ever found on the McDonalds property in the future, an arrest for trespassing would occur. Further, their identities and trespass orders were entered in law enforcement computers.Fight Serves Up 3 Barred From Eatery Kellys ColumnBy JimOn Tuesday the price for unleaded regular gasoline in Hardee County had jumped to $2.759 a gallon, up 11 cents from a week ago. On Tuesday we poured out 3.5 inches of water from the Bowling Green rain gauge and 5.0 inches from the one in Wauchula. The Range Cattle station south of Ona reported 3.0 inches of rain on Tuesday and a half-inch on Monday. This area of Florida averages 50 to 52 inches of rainfall an nually. Congratulations to the Hardee High School girls' softball team for a fifth straight district championship and a second straight trip to the Final Four this weekend. That is an amazing run. Don't recall a HHS team winning a state championship, except in horseshoes around 1959 (Buddy Williams and Roy Wine gard). The football team played for the state championship three times. HHS senior Alexis Benjamin-Graham this year won a state championship in the shot put. The local watermelon season is underway. Prices to the grower started at around 25 or 26 cents a pound two weeks ago and were 23 to 24 cents a pound on Tuesday, said grower Jimmy Parker, who reported about two inches of rainfall at his field near Bowling Green the past couple of days. He plans to start harvesting later this week but noted con tinued rains are not good for picking melons. The fields can get too wet for the trucks and converted buses. My 12 Crimson Sweet watermelon plants are off to a late start and about ready to bloom. Michael, Jonathan and I went saltwater fishing near Pine Is land Saturday and caught four keeper trout, two mackerel, jacks, ladyfish and catfish. It was a good afternoon on the water, with lunch and dinner at Waffle House. Forbes reports the five most valuable Major League Baseball franchises are the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox. George Steinbrenner led a group to buy the Yankees in 1973 for $8.8 million ($52 million in today's dollars), and the franchise is now worth $4 billion. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for being the least valuable MLB franchise at $900 million (worth $451 million five years ago). The next least valuable franchises, in order (ranging from $1.0 billion to $1.15 billion), are the Miami Mar lins, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins. The average MLB franchise is worth $1.6 bil lion, up 7 percent from a year ago, and has revenues of $315 mil lion, up 4.7 percent from last year. The Top 10 MLB player earnings this year from baseball contracts are slugger Mike Trout, Angels, $33.3 million; pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, $33 million; pitcher David Price, Red Sox, $30 million; slugger Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, $30 mil lion; slugger Yoenis Cespedes, Mets, $29 million; pitcher Justin Verlander, Astros, $28 million; slugger Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, $25 million; slugger Albert Pujols, Angels, $27 million; pitcher Felix Hernandez, Mariners, $26.9 million; and Joey Votto, Reds, $25 million. Local civic club history was made this month as all three civic clubs are meeting at the same restaurant. The Kiwanis, Ro tary and Lions Clubs have weekly noon luncheon meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. Below is the No. 1 smoothie, according to Scott Pressly, chairman and chief strategic officer of Tropical Smoothie Cafe based in Atlanta. He graduated from University of Florida in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He opened a small smoothie stand on a beach in the Florida panhandle in 1993. Today Tropical is a fast-casual restaurant chain serving smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The franchise has over 600 locations in 42 states and celebrated its 20th anniver sary in 2017. The mission is to inspire a healthier lifestyle by of fering an alternative to conventional fast food--with a bit of tropical fun. His UF degree and training as a chemical engineer "has been invaluable for instilling a pragmatic, methodical approach to an alyzing and understanding how things work. Despite the repu tation as nerdy, engineers approach the world creatively, looking for innovation and efficiencies in a sensible, practical manner that results in reliable, predictable outcomes." Pressly loves to coach and motivate individuals to do their best and achieve their true potential, whether it is all-star softball, boys' basketball or the Tropical Smoothie Cafe team. The high light of his UF memories was his internship one semester at the Technische Universitat in Muncich, Germany as a cultural ex change student that sparked a lifelong love of travel, reports the Florida Gator magazine. He initially chose a job for security and money but was not happy and then decided to follow his heart and passion in everything he did going forward. If he had to eat only one Tropical Smoothie item for the rest of his life, he chose the Detox Island Green Smoothie--spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana and fresh ginger. FINAL Continued From A1 MOM Continued From A1 and proceeds benefit the Treasure Coast Sports Commission. Games will be streamed online by The High School Sports Network at nfhsnetwork.com. Mother Nature has been less than cooperative as planners headed into this tournament week. The Class 5A Final Four scheduled originally to begin on Friday morning was pushed back by the FHSAA as weather forecasters called for severe weather through Friday in the Treasure Coast area. We appreciate the understanding and flexi bility of our member schools and fans for sup porting this change, noted FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn in a statement to media. Our goal is to give the student-athletes a fan tastic championship experience they will re member for a lifetime. We are confident that this amended schedule will ensure a positive atmos phere for a great championship event. The delay, though, is a damper for the teams graduating seniors: Mallory Gough, Marisa Ro driguez, Deborah Figueroa, Makayla Be navidez, Destinee Jackson, Alexis McBride and Alayna Carranco. Hardee Highs annual commencement exer cise is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday. With a roughly two-hour drive 104 miles from Wauchula to Vero Beach, there is a small window that would allow the seniors to participate in both events. It remains undecided if all of the seven sen iors will make the trip. We will be meeting the girls in the coming days to discuss some options, said Travis Tubbs, athletic director. Rivera was charged with neg lect of child causing great bod ily harm and neglect of child. A Hardee County Grand Jury on Jan. 31, 2014, handed up a first-degree murder indictment on Jaimes, who later pleaded to lesser charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect of child. At her recent sentencing in Hardee Circuit Court, Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle granted Rivera credit for the time she already served in the Hardee County Jail while awaiting final disposition of her case. He also assessed $4,912 in fines and court costs. Riveras release date has been set at Oct. 15, 2024. Jaimes is scheduled for Aug. 12, 2023, Department of Cor rections records show. DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My toy poodle "Scraps" loves to run around in our big back yard. He never tries to get past the fence, so I usually leave him out while I clean house or handle other tasks. A few days ago, however, as I was calling Scraps inside, my next-door neighbor told me off for leav ing him out there for hours. I don't see anything wrong with him being out in our back yard. What's your take? Miffed in Ocala, Florida DEAR MIFFED: Your neighbor may simply have been worried for Scraps' welfare. If the weather was hot, did you put out water for him to drink while he was outside? Could the neighbor see it? You also should consider dan gers we don't think about when we're outside. Scraps is a toy poodle, so is small and light. He may not be interested in escap ing under the fence, but he may look kind of tasty to a bird of prey. In some suburban neigh borhoods, coyotes roam through backyards, and Scraps wouldn't stand a chance against such a predator. At the very least, make sure Scraps has a shaded area to rest in when he's outside, and has plenty of water to drink. Check on him every 15 to 30 minutes. And bring him in after one to two hours -don't leave him out side for long stretches, or all day. You can let him out again after a couple of hours' rest in doors, again for just an hour or two. More importantly, give him more one-on-one attention. He may love being outside, but Scraps would adore playing fetch with you or reviewing basic commands like sit, stay and lie down. Send your pet care tips, ques tions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Paws CornerBy Sam Mazzotta 1. How many No. 1 hit singles did the Small Faces have over the years? 2. What happened to the song "Cheater"? 3. Did Roxy Music ever have a No. 1 hit? 4. Who originally released "No Milk Today"? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: "Once you told me long ago, To the prom with me you'd go, Now you've changed your mind, it seems, Someone else will hold my dreams." ANSWERS 1. Two. One in the U.K. ("All or Nothing") and one in Canada ("Itchycoo Park.") 2. Michael Jackson cowrote the song for his seventh album in 1987, but it was yanked for reasons unknown. Eventually, in 2004, it was put on the "Ultimate Collection" album. 3. Yes, once, with "Jealous Guy" in 1981. Roxy Music did net two No. 2s, however, "Dance Away" (1979) and "Love Is the Drug" (1975). 4. Herman's Hermits, 1967. Back in the day, milkmen de livered to the house. The song talks about delivering less because the lover has moved out. 5. "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation," by Marty Robbin, in 1957. Robbins said he wrote the song in about 20 minutes while riding in a car and passing a school where students were all dressed up for their prom.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Flash BackBy Chris Richcreek REPORT ABUSECHILD ABUSE HOTLINE1-800-422-4453

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5:17c By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Wauchula is on its way to becoming a sunshine city. The city of Wauchula has inked a deal to join a conglom erate of municipalities fromacross the state in backing oneof the state’s largest solar en ergy projects. Neda Cobb, mayor pro tem of Wauchula, represented thecity at the May 4 signing cere mony at Cocoa, where shejoined leaders of 11 other citiesfrom across the state in pledg ing support for the 223.5-megawatt solar power plant. “By working together, Florida municipal electric util ities can collectively buildlarger, more efficient solar in stallations that will lower thecost of solar energy so we canprovide affordable, emissions-free electricity to our cus tomers,” said Cobb. “We arepleased to be a part of thisproject and are looking for ward to the next project mile stone.” The signing documents were formally presented toWauchula Mayor KeithNadaskay at a workshop meet ing last week by City ManagerTerry Atchley. The project, according to city officials, is expected tosave the city millions over thenext 15-20 years. Wauchula faces no upfront costs during the constructionphase of the Florida MunicipalSolar Project. Instead, cities agreed to pur chase a fixed amount ofmegawatt energy from theplant. Wauchula contracted forfive megawatts of energy –roughly the equivalent energyneeded to power 1,000 homes. The purchase of bulk solar power offers Wauchula the op portunity to cut down on itspurchase of power from its dis tributor – currently FloridaPower & Light – during peak-use periods when prices are attheir highest. Peak electrical use in the city rises in the afternoon be fore tapering off as the sunsets. Solar power productionpeaks during that same period.“It is a win for the city,” Atch ley said. Residents, though, should not expect to see a drop in theirmonthly bills. Savings gener ated from the solar initiativewill likely offset growingpower costs. “This is a long-term proj ect,” said Commissioner KenLambert. “It is planning for thefuture.” Plans for the Florida Munic ipal Solar Project call for threesolar farms expected to gener ate 74.5 megawatts each. Thethree farms will include morethan 900,000 solar panels to beinstalled in sites in Osceolaand Orange counties. The sitesspan more than 1,200 acres. Panels will be racked and in clude a computerized suntracking system to align thepanels for maximum exposure. Permitting is expected to last 18 months and construc tion is expected to begin byearly 2020, with the solarfarms generating power byJune 30, 2020. The Florida Municipal Power Agency and NextEraFlorida Renewables LLC willconstruct and manage the site. Wauchula Joins Solar Project COURTESY PHOTOS Neda Cobb, mayor pro tem of the city of Wauchula, af fixes her name to a solar panel during a signing cere mony for the 12-city partnership to build a223.5-megawatt solar plant to serve regional powerneeds. Represents from 12 cities from across the state came together earlier this monthto enter a partnership to build a massive solar power plant. The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) an nounced Monday that it intends to move its cor porate headquarters, including seniorexecutives and related functions, to Hillsbor ough County. Current headquarters are in Minnesota. Details of the move, including timing, the exact location of the corporate office and thenumber of employees to be relocated, remainunder consideration. The move is expected to yield several bene fits: • Closer proximity and better access to Mosaic Fertilizantes. The company’s recentacquisition of Vale Fertilizantes doubled thesize of its workforce, significantly increasedits presence in Brazil, and reinforced the im portance of keeping Americas-based busi ness units more closely connected tocorporate teams; • A continued focus on the potash business with little impact on accessibility for leadersand team members; • Opportunities to amplify Mosaic’s pres ence in Central Florida and engage moreclosely with communities where the com pany operates, and • Significant long-term cost savings. “Mosaic is among the largest employers and most significant corporate economic drivers inCentral Florida,” said President and CEO Joc O’Rourke. “We believe locating our corporate office there will give us opportunities to am plify Mosaic’s presence and engage moreclosely with communities where we operate. “With the cost savings we expect to achieve and the closer proximity to our Mosaic Fertil izantes business in Brazil, this move will driveimproved efficiency and good value,” he said. The move will allow Mosaic to reconsider its U.S. office footprint, including its spaces inPlymouth, Minn., as well as its FishHawk and Highland Oaks locations in Florida. As a resultof the company’s transformation over the past several years, excess capacity exists at those lo cations. “We will execute this move with as little dis ruption as possible and with sensitivity to ouremployees’ personal situations,” O’Rourkesaid. “Mosaic is fortunate to have a deeply tal ented workforce, and we fully intend to main tain that competitive advantage.” Mosaic Company To Move Headquarters To Florida 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. 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Obituaries In Loving Memory E E D D N N A A K K A A T T H H R R I I N N E E K K A A T T I I E E T T E E R R R R E E L L L L Edna Kathrine Katie Terrell, 97, of Hardee County, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Sweet water, on Jan. 15, 1924. Katie was a lifelong resident of Hardee County. She worked in her home as a homemaker caring for her family and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John M. Holt and Sally Holt; husband, Grover Terrell; brother, H.A. Jake Holt; and sister, Gladys Miller. She is survived by her son, Bob M. Terrell (Cathy), of Sebring; Daughters, Linda Terrell, of Wauchula, and Patricia Faye Colbert, of Lakeland; as well as many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery today (Thursday), May 17, at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Davis will be officiating. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com.Robarts FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory J J A A C C Q Q U U E E L L I I N N E E C C . H H E E N N D D R R Y Y Jacqueline C. Hendry, 86, of Hardee County, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice House in Arcadia. Jacqueline was born in Hardee County on Jan. 9, 1932. She was a lifelong res ident of Hardee County. She worked as a secretary for G. Pierce Woods Hospital in Arcadia. Jacqueline was a member of Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter James Craft and Mattie Coker Craft; husband, Olin Hendry; son, Michael Hendry; and brothers, James Craft and Gene Craft. Jacqueline is survived by her son, James Hendry, of Ona; daughter, Lisa Gough, of Ona; brother, John Craft, of Ft. Myers; grandchildren Delos Gough (Michelle), and Delmas Gough; and great-grandchildren, Caleb Gough and Jordan Gough. Graveside services were held at New Zion on Wednesday, May 16. Marcus Shackleford officiated. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com.Robarts FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home LUIS LOPEZ Luis Lopez, 66, formerly of Hardee County, died Friday, May 4, 2018, at Weslaco, Texas. He was born Sept. 2, 1951. and was a resident of Donna, Texas. He is survived by wife, Bertha Lopez; sons, Luis (Sandy) Lopez Jr., Julio (Va lerie) Lopez, and Sergio (Lisa) Lopez; daughter, Norma Rivera; brothers, Ruben Mares and Frank Lopez; sisters, Victoria Gonzalez, Sylvia Torres, Rosa Lopez, Janie Futch, Diana Sanchez, and Delia Valdez; grandchildren, Julio Lopez Jr., Ashly Lopez, Bri anna Lopez, Courtney Lopez, Jayeth Lopez, Ily Lopez, Fran cisco Hernandez Jr., Clarissa Hernandez, Julian Hernandez, Isaac Hernandez, and Damian Hernandez. Visitation was Tuesday, May 8 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel, Donna, Texas. Internment was at Highland Memorial Park, Weslaco, Texas. Arrangements were by Hawkins Funeral Home. In Loving Memory D D E E B B R R A A K K A A Y Y B B O O Y Y L L E E S S Debra Kay Boyles, 37, of Wauchula, died on May 13, 2018, in Sebring. She was born in Berrien Springs, Mich., on Oct. 6, 1980, and had lived in Hardee and Highlands Counties most of her life. She was a healthcare care giver. Debra is survived by her mother, Deeda Boyles, of Sebring; daughter, Alexis Pacheco, of Wauchula; brother, Scottie Boyles, of Wauchula; and sisters, Melissa McDaniel of Wilsonville, Ala., and Jenny Lowry, of Oneonta, Ala. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com.Robarts FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home Thinking About Changing Your Pre-Arrangements? You Can!At Robarts Family Funeral Home we will honor your pre-arranged contract, regardless of where it was made. Just give us a call or stop by. Well be glad to answer any questions you have.View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com 529 West Main Street Wauchula, Florida 33873 863-773-9773 5:17c Plan Ahead Pre-planning can be a celebration of life.Contact us to arrange a pre-need consultation and take away the burden of making stressful decisions when the time arises. Its never too early. Funeral Homes & Cremation ServicesFor Peace of Mind Preplan Today!(863) 773-6400 www.PongerKaysGrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady205 N. 9th Ave. Wauchula, FL. 5:17c NOTICE OF ADOPTION CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDANotice is given that the City of Bowling Green, Florida, at the regular City Commission meeting held May 8, 2018, adopted the following Ordinance closing and vacating an undeveloped 15-foot-wide Alley Right-of-Way. The alley right-of-way to be closed and vacated is shown in the map below. ORDINANCE 2018-04 AN ORDINANCE VACATING AND CLOSING AN UNDEVELOPED ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS THAT PLATTED ALLEY RUNNING N & S THROUGH BLOCK 4, ORIGINAL SURVEY TOWN OF BOWLING GREEN, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGES 1-30(B) AND 1-31(B), ALSO IN PLAT BAR A-3 AND A-4 RESPECTIVELY, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 5:17cHARDEE COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICEThe Hardee County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinances Nos. 02-17 and 04-01, which authorize a financial hardship exemption to the solid waste disposal and fire rescue portions of the special assess ment fees. Property owners qualifying for this exemption will receive a refund or a credit in the amount of the current tax years approved nonad valorem taxes toward the special assessment fees for solid waste dis posal and fire rescue assessment fees. If you are interested in applying for this exemption, or if you have any questions pertaining to this issue, please contact Bonnie Heggie at the Office of Management and Budget at 863/773-3199. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2018.Russell Melendy, Chair Board of County Commissioners Hardee County, Florida 5:3-24c BOURBON-MARINATED STEAK A sweetly spiced marinade adds flavor and tenderness to classic grilled flank steak. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 2 flank steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds each), well trimmed* 1. Prepare marinade: In jumbo self-sealing plastic bag (2 gallons), mix 1 cup water with all ingredients except steaks. 2. Add steaks, turning to coat. Seal bag, pressing out excess air. Place bag in shallow glass baking dish and refriger ate at least 4 hours or overnight, turning bag occa sionally. 3. Remove steaks from marinade. Discard marinade. Place steaks on grill over medium heat, and cook 15 to 20 minutes for medium-rare or until of desired doneness, turn ing once. (Or, preheat broiler and place steaks on rack in broiling pan. Broil steaks at closest position to source of heat 15 to 20 minutes for medium-rare.) 4. Transfer steaks to warm large platter, let stand 10 minutes for easier slicing. To serve, cut into thin slices. Makes 12 servings. Or, use 2 beef top round steaks, about 1 1/2 inches thick (about 1 1/2 pounds each). Follow recipe for flank steaks, but grill or broil 25 to 30 minutes for medium-rare or until of desired doneness. Each serving: About 215 calories, 9g total fat (4g satu rated), 47mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 4g carbohy drate, 27g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at www.goodhousekeeping.com/r ecipes/.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping SWEET POTATO SIDE It's grilling season, and if you're looking for a new side dish to go with pork or ham, look no further. 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, undrained 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise 1/4 cup no-fat sour cream 3 cups diced cooked sweet potatoes 1 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup seedless raisins 1. In a large bowl, combine undrained pineapple, mayon naise and sour cream. Add sweet potatoes, celery, walnuts and raisins. Mix gently to combine. 2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings. TIP: To plump up raisins without "cooking," place in a glass measuring cup and mi crowave on HIGH for 20 seconds.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Comfort Foods Made Fast And HealthyBy Healthy Exchanges A4 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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And can you re fresh my memory of what it'scalled and where I can see it? —Paul T., via Facebook A: You are refer ring to "StartUp," adrama series onCrackle (which is afree online stream ing network, forthose unfamiliarwith it). It follows"the emergence ofGenCoin, a brilliantyet controversialtech idea centeredon digital currency— an idea that gets incubatedon the wrong side of the tracksby three strangers who don'tnecessarily fit the mold of 'techentrepreneurs.'" The show has been renewed for a 10-episode third season,which should premiere thisSeptember. Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and chief digital officer at SonyPictures Television Networks,said in a statement: "Thanks to (series creator) BenKetai for his visionand to our stellar en semble cast. ... Weare excited to con tinue the story inseason three, and ex pect that Ben andcompany will takeus on another enter taining and wildride." *** Q: Can you tell me what Jeremy Sisto is up to? I lovedhim way back when in"Clueless" and have been fol lowing his career since. Thelatest show I can rememberseeing him in regularly is"Law and Order." Does hehave another show on thehorizon? —Janet Y., via email A: Jeremy has a new show premiering this fall on CBScalled "F.B.I.," which exploresthe inner workings of the NewYork office of the Federal Bu reau of Investigation. The se ries comes from Dick Wolf, theman behind "Law and Order.""F.B.I" was immediatelypicked up for a full season (Imean, who can blame CBS?Mr. Wolf has the proceduralmagic touch). Missy Peregrymand Zeeko Zaki also star. *** Q: I am finally caught up on FX's dark comedy"You're the Worst." Will itbe back for another season? —Ginger F., Tulsa, Oklahoma A: "You're the Worst" has been renewed for a fifth andfinal season, which should pre Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Black Panther" (PG-13) — Chadwick Boseman isT'Challa, a young man comehome to take hisplace as king ofa hidden, tech nologically richand mesmeriz ing nation, onlyto face chal lenges to boththe crown andthe safety of hiscountry -andthe world be yond. This maybe the best filmof the past year,with the bestsoundtrack in agood long while, thanks to thegenius of musician KendrickLamar. Add a rich tapestry oflocation, exceptional characterdevelopment and a ripe, charis matic villain in Michael B. Jor dan's Erik Killmonger, thisnext chapter in the Marvel Cin ematic Universe will have youchanting "Wakanda Forever!" "Submergence" (NR) — Based on the novel of the samename, "Submergence" exploresthe depths of light and dark ina dreamy and philosophicallove story. James McAvoyplays James Moore, an SASoperative who poses as a waterexpert in order to surveil So mali terrorists. Alicia Vikanderis Danielle Flanders, anoceanic scientist set to explorethe bottom of the sea. The twomeet at a swanky resort and fallswiftly in love, but their timetogether is cut short by the im mediacy of their missions.Moore is captured by the So malis and held in a dark, dankjail cell. Flanders is literallysubmerged under the weight ofthe ocean above her. Bothtrapped, they reminisce andponder deep thoughts. "10x10" (R) — Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly star in a tightpsychological thriller, a gameof cat and mouse that beginswhen Lewis (Evans) abducts the seeminglystraight-lacedCathy (Reilly) from an Atlanta parking lot. Hebrings her home and im prisons her in a10 by 10 cellmade with padded con crete walls, from which dis covery or es cape areimpossible. He doesn't want sex and he doesn't want money.His demand? A story, and onethat only Cathy can tell. It's nospoiler that Cathy is not whatshe seems, and neither, too, isLewis. The pace of the movie is well-done by first-time fea ture director Suzi Ewing, but itmay have pushed past the pointof plot twist tolerance by the end."Samson" (PG-13) — A war rior chosen by God to be his"hand of living vengeance,"Samson (Taylor James) issuper-strong and basically thebe-all and end-all of bad dudes(but, you know, a good guy, aleader of his people). WhenKing Balek (Billy Zane, ohhow the mighty have fallen)hears the stories, he's totallyjealous and sends his sneaky monster of a son Rallah (Jack son Rathbone) out to quell thethreat. Underhanded as ever, Rallah enlists a smarmy seduc tress, Delilah (Caitlin Leahy),to cut off (the hair of) thisthreat to the kingdom. You'veheard this tale in Sundayschool, and this movie couldappeal to some who have fondmemories of that time. But it'snot the epic legend it could be. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of May 14. Ryan Gosling has chosen his next film. While "La LaLand" (2016) grossed $446million, his follow-up filmsdidn't do so well. "Song toSong" (2017), with MichaelFassbender, Natalie Portmanand Rooney Mara, tanked;and "Blade Runner 2049"made only $260 million (onHarrison Ford's draw), barelycovering expenses. Goslingnext will play astronaut NeilArmstrong from 1961 to his1969 mission to land on themoon. "First Man" co-starsKyle Chandler and opens Oct.12. *** When "Murphy Brown" re turns to CBS next season, itwill reunite the cast for thefirst time. Candice Bergen(Murphy Brown), now 71, hasmade 13 films, including "Sex& the City" (2008), "TheWomen" (2008) and "Bride Wars" (2009), and co-starredin the ABC series "BostonLegal" (2005-2008). Shestarred with Reese Wither spoon in "Home Again"(2017) and is top billed in"Book Club," with Oscar win ners Jane Fonda, DianeKeaton and Mary Steenbur gen, opening May 18. Faith Ford (Corky Sher wood), now 53, made sixfilms, most notably "The Paci fier" (2005), with Vin Dieseland Lauren Graham; and theTV series "Hope & Faith"(2003-2006), with Kelly Ripa.Grant Shaud (Miles Silver berg), now 57, made six films,including "The Crow: Salva tion" (2000), with KristenDunst and "Ugly Betty's" EricMabius. Joe Regalbuto (FrankFontana), now 68, did a bunchof episodic TV, including fiveepisodes of "Side Order ofLife" (2007). Charles Kim brough (Jim Dial), now 81,also did a lot of episodic TV,plus "The Wedding Planner"(2001), with Jennifer Lopezand Matthew McConaughey. It'll be interesting to see how they explain the cast's ad vanced age and the missingEldin Bernecky (Robert Pas torelli, who died of a mor phine overdose in 2004) andbartender Phil (Pat Corley,who died in 2006 from heartfailure). Hopefully, "MurphyBrown" isn't old news. *** Because Debbie Reynolds' movie memorabilia auctionwas such a success (earningan estimated $20 million),Liza Minnelli is having anauction of more than 2,000items associated with her andher mother, Judy Garland.Among her treasures are theRuby Slippers she wore whenshe wed Jack Haley, Jr. (theson of Garland's "Tinman,"Jack Haley), the costume shewore for "Mein Herr" in herOscar-winning "Cabaret" role,love letters from her mother(including one with her lip stick-kiss print) and rare pho tos of her taken by superstarphotographers Andy Warhol,Richard Avedon and AnnieLeibovitz. Why sell her treasures? Part of the proceeds will help fundsinger Michael Feinstein'sGreat American SongbookFoundation. The June auction,in Calabasas, California, willbe handled by the same peoplewho helped Debbie Reynoldsauction become a success. Ifthere's one thing Liza knows,it's that "Money Makes theWorld Go 'Round." (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr.,Chris Hemsworth 2. Overboard (PG-13) Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez 3. A Quiet Place (PG-13) Emily Blunt, John Krasinski 4. I Feel Pretty (PG-13) Amy Schumer, MichelleWilliams 5. Rampage (PG-13) Dwayne Johnson, NaomieHarris 6. Tully (R) Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis 7. Black Panther (PG-13) Chadwick Boseman, MichaelB. Jordan 8. Truth or Dare (PG-13) Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey 9. Super Troopers 2 (R) Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffer nan 10. Blockers (R) Leslie Mann, John Cena (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. miere this fall. Hopefully we'llfind out if Gretchen and Jimmycan finally make it work, or ifthey'll sabotage their happi ness, again, and each end upalone. With this comedy-drama, it's hard to know whichway the winds will blow, butI'm rooting for the dysfunc tional couple. *** Q: Can you tell me what John Walsh has been doing?I used to religiously watch"America's Most Wanted,"and I wondered if he was stillout there, helping to catchcriminals. —Jack W., via email A: ou can catch John next on Investigation Discovery in"In Pursuit With John Walsh."Slated to premiere in the firstquarter of 2019, this real-timeinvestigation series showcasestime-sensitive, unsolved casesin desperate need of attention,mobilizing ID's audience to ac tively engage in the pursuit ofjustice. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern Hardee County has a new 4-H youth development agent,and he’s ready to get pluggedinto the community. ose H. Zayas, 44, comes to Hardee County after workingin Puerto Rico as an extensionagent, where he worked withmore than 200 4-H members.He’s hoping to use his back ground to help make 4-H inHardee County a more posi tive educational experience. The Extension Office will be hosting an open house withlight refreshments nextWednesday, May 23, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. where peoplecan meet Zayas and discuss 4-H programs with him. The of fice is at 507 Civic Center Dr.in Wauchula. With a Master’s Degree in Project Management, a Bach elor’s Degree in Animal Sci ence and 21 years of experi ence as an agronomist and pestcontrol specialist, Zayas isready to start making a change. Zayas says one of his main goals is to help the youth in 4-H become responsible, pro ductive, law-abiding adults.He volunteers, and encourages4-H members to do the same. He also wants to help mi nority groups, particularly His panic families, in thecommunity. Zayas says hewants to do this by providingopportunities for youth thatwill benefit their families, andby helping youth find and pre pare for good career paths. Zayas, who is from Puerto Rico, is fluent in Spanish. Hisfamily consists of his wife,Monica Torres, and three sons,ages 11, 9 and 4. Even though he’s only been at the job since April 9, Zayasis already hard at work. He’s considering starting two new clubs for youth, onewith an environmental focusand one with a food safety focus. And he says he’s trying to find grants that will help 4-H leaders teach more effec tively. If you would like to get in volved in helping 4-H youth,Zayas says there is a need forvolunteers. There are severalways you can volunteer, andanyone who is interested iswelcome to contact Zayas. If you’d like to meet Zayas outside the open house, youcan contact him by calling773-2164, emailing j .zayas bermudez@ufl.edu or visiting the local University of FloridaInstitute of Food & Agricul tural Sciences Extension Of fice. New 4-H Agent Working For Youth COURTESY PHOTO Jose Zayas with 4-H members in Puerto Rico. • It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who made the follow ing sage observation: "All arelunatics, but he who can ana lyze his delusion is called aphilosopher." • You might be surprised to learn that in January 2004, theFood and Drug Administrationapproved the use of maggotsas a medical device for clean ing wounds. • If you see a group of flamingoes together in oneplace, it might be handy to know that the appropriate col lective noun is a "flamboy ance." • The instruments used by professional flute players areusually made from preciousmetals -either sterling silver,14-carat gold or platinum. *** Thought for the Day: "It is an ironic habit of human be ings to run faster when wehave lost our way." —Rollo May (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5

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This coyote hunt occurred at Horse Creek in Hardee County.Two years ago when coyotes killed two of her calves at Troublesome Creek south west of Wauchula, Dr. Carlton hired the hunters who shot five coyotes. Coyotes area nationwide problem for landowners, she said. She had tried to trap them withoutsuccess. DEPUTY DUTIES COURTESY PHOTO The Deputies for a Day at Zolfo Springs Elementary learned a little bit about publicsafety as Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Dep. Jennifer Soria read the book “OfficerBuckle and Gloria,” by Peggy Rathmann. They learned an officer’s duty is to protectand serve. RUNNING FOR CONGRESS PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Dr. Julio Gonzalez, an orthopedic surgeon from Venice, is running for U.S. Con gress as a Republican, seeking to succeed Rep. Tom Rooney who is not seekingre-election in order to spend more time with his family. He spoke to the Hardee Re publican Executive Committee on Tuesday, May 1, at the Riverview Heights Mis sionary Baptist Church. The public was invited. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, anattorney, and a conservative author and constitutionalist. Gonzalez is a state rep resentative representing Sarasota County. He graduated from University of MiamiSchool of Medicine and Stetson University College of Law. He and his wife Dr. GinaArabitg live in Venice and have two daughters. He supports health care reform, se curing U.S. borders, defending Second Amendment rights, supporting the militaryand veterans, and fighting for religious liberties. From left are Rev. Wendell Smith;church pastor Jim Harris; Ann Schwartz, secretary; Dr.Julio Gonzalez; David Duras tanti; local GOP Chair Sue Birge; and Patti Clark, state committeewoman. No one lived in the old Dur rance home place. The two-story house sat empty most ofmy childhood and teen-ageyears. What had once beenhome to a family was home torats and snakes. The house wasa hazard. The surviving grandson Juddy owned the place. He de cided to burn it down (youcould do such things in thosedays). Mildred, married to aDurrance descendant, askedme to go over with her to seeif anything was left in thehouse worth saving. The house had been emptied of all furniture years before.But strewn on the floor wereold papers, bills, and books. Itwas debris left from decades ofa family living and farmingand making this house a home. In an upstairs bedroom I found a Bible. It laid on top ofa pile of papers. I picked it upand opened to the flyleaf. Writ ten there was the name “SamDurrance.” Sam was a country preacher legend where I come from. Hedied before I was born, but Iheard the stories. Once,preaching at Fort Green, he gotso excited he ran on the tops ofthe slat-backed pews from thefront of the open-air tabernacleto the back and then ran up thecenter aisle, never missing abeat (church was more excit ing back then). Not content with just preaching, Sam was a CountyCommissioner and a friend ofpolitical powers. He had other colorful traits I won’t mention. Now, here was his Bible, in an empty house, about to beburned. If I left the Bible, itwould burn up. I picked theBible up, gave it to Mildred,and told her if she didn’t wantit, I would be honored to haveit. Just then, Juddy drove up.We showed him our find andasked him if he wanted it (hop ing he would say no). But hesaid yes and took the Biblewith him. I never saw it again. A few days later, Juddy burned the house. We saw thesmoke four miles away at ourplace. When we passed by afew days later, we saw still-smoking ruins. The house wasgone, everything good takenout of it. Jesus told a story about a demon who left a man, tryingto find a better place. Afterwandering around for a while,he failed to find a new soulthat would welcome him. So,he went back to his old home.He found the soul clean, butempty. The demon went outand found seven other spiritseviler than itself, and the eightof them moved into the emptysoul. Jesus finished the storyby saying the man was worseoff than he was before (Matthew 12:43-45). Jesus is teaching us that it is not enough to get rid of evil inour lives. This is why most ofus fail in our battle againstevil. We falsely believe if wehave enough willpower, wecan stop doing wrong. We suc ceed for a little while, until evilcomes back with a greaterforce, and wrecks our soulsagain. We’ve got to fill up oursouls with something else,something more powerful thanevil. We must fill our soulswith Jesus. I think about the old Dur rance place, empty all thoseyears. But there was some thing eternal there, a Bible,God’s word which endures for ever. When the Bible was re moved, the only thing really todo with that old wreck of ahouse was to burn it down. If Jesus is not occupying your life, evil will move in. Itwill shove out everything eter nal, until finally your soul islike an empty house, only fitfor snakes and rats and burn ing. That’s not what God wantsfor you. He wants to give youeternal life and make your soulhis home, his beautiful home. Is your soul empty? Or full of Jesus? The Empty House Crop Update May 14, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.3 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 13, 2018. Precipitation estimatesranged from no rain in multiple locations to 4.5 in ches in Or lando (Orange County). The average mean temperature rangedfrom 68.5 F in Jasper (Hamilton County) to 80.8 F in Marathon(Monroe County). Citrus: Temperatures were about average in the citrus growing region. Most daytime highs were in the mid to high 80s.Labelle (Hendry County) had one day that reached 93 F. WinterHaven (Polk County) had one day reaching 92 F. Scattered precipitation brought between less than a tenth of an inch and almost two inches of rainfall to much of the citrusgrowing region. In the northern area, Clermont (Lake County)had 1.87 inches of rainfall. In the southern area, Arcadia (DesotoCounty) had 1.32 inches of rainfall. According to the May 10,2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, the complete southwestern regionof the citrus belt was in moderate or severe drought. The IndianRiver District, northern citrus area, portions of Orange and Bre vard counties, and all of Osceola County were in moderatedrought. Several of the remaining citrus producing counties wereabnormally dry. Valencia harvest was winding down quickly. Processing plants were planning on finishing by the end of May. Packing houses continued to pack fresh Valencia oranges all week. Next season’s fruit is progressing well. Trees are holding an abundance of fruit from a good bloom earlier this year. Oranges,on average, are as large as golf-ball size. Grapefruit are slightlylarger. Irrigation is running regularly. Grove owners are sprayingnutritionals and treating groves for psyllids. Some caretakers aremowing and applying herbicides. Fruits and Vegetables: Crops planted included bitter melon, boniato, malanga, and okra. Crops harvested includedbeans, cucumber, eggplant, malanga, peppers, squash, sweetcorn, and tomatoes. Livestock and Pastures: In several northern counties, pas tures halted growth and a substantial declined in quality over thepast several weeks. Hot, dry weather delayed the application offertilizers on pasture acres and ended cool-season forages thatwere previously hanging on. Hay feeding resumed on many op erations. Conversely, in central and south counties, slow steadyrain rapidly greened up pastures. Field Crops: In the Panhandle, dry conditions prevented peanut and cotton planting on some operations. The condition of irrigated crops was good. Sugarcane harvest continued inGlades and Hendry counties with an extended harvest expecteddue to delays earlier in the season. Hay cutting was underway inJackson County. 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5:10-24c 5:10-24cBowling Green OKs $4.72 Million For New Sewer Plant By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, May8, voted unanimously to ap prove the low bid of Poole &Kent Contractors to build anew sewage treatment plant forthe city. The old plant was builtin 1970. Poole & Kent's bid of $5.128 million was negotiateddown to $4.726 million withthe elimination of a redundantbasin, explained project engi neer Roger L. Homann. The other bidders for the new wastewater treatmentplant were Vogel Brothers,$5.269 million; TLC Diversi fied, $5.397 million; and PWCJoint Venture, $5.437 million. The engineering firm is Pen noni of Winter Haven. Thebids came in higher than thecity expected. The Florida De partment of EnvironmentalProtection will need to approvethe awarded bid, said the engi neer. Construction can begin in mid-year and be completed inlate 2019. The cost will be cov ered by an 80 percent federalgrant through the state revolv ing fund and a 20-year federalloan at zero percent interest.The loan is also through the state revolving loan fund, saidHomann. The new plant will be built adjacent to the current plant inthe southeast part of the citywest off Lake Branch Road. Mayor Fite said the bud geted $50,000 for a HardeeCounty permit for the newplant needs to be negotiateddownward or eliminated ifpossible. The commission voted 4-1 to accept the low bid of$71,797 by Cobb Constructionfor building repairs followingHurricane Irma damage. Theother bid was $135,480 fromE.O. Koch Construction. Vot ing no was commissionerShirley Tucker. She did notgive a reason for her dissentingvote. The project manager isengineer Kelly Cranford of thePennoni engineering firm inWinter Haven. The project includes repairs to City Hall, the old traindepot, the public records andbath house building at 501West Jones St., and variouscity buildings at 590 LakeBranch Road. Mayor Fite toldcity staff to keep an eye onchange orders if there are any. N'Kose Jones, founder and president of Trance/Formers,said the second annual Educa tional Awards Banquet will beheld at the First Baptist ChurchFellowship Hall Saturday, June2, at 4 p.m. Jones was also given ap proval to use Pyatt Park andHarrington/Liston Park for twoupcoming events. The commission voted unanimously to close an alleynorth of Jones Street and eastof the old railroad bed on be half of Howard Bolin who isgoing to build duplex apart ments on his property. Thealley has never been used bythe public. The commission also gave permission to the HardeeCounty Library to use the oldtrain depot for reading andstory-telling to children at 10a.m. on June 13, 20, 27 andJuly 11, 18, 25, all on Wednes days. The purpose is to im prove reading skills, saidlibrary director Dee Shack elford. The commission gave a desk clock and certificate to PoliceChief John Scheel for his 20years of service to the city.They individually praised himas well, including city clerkCarman Silva, city attorneyGerald Buhr and city managerJerry Conerly. At the April 10 regular monthly meeting, the commis sion approved a master agree ment with the Pennoniengineering firm. Commissioners approved April as Child Abuse Preven tion Month. Edward Coronado and his son Zachary were given ap proval to use the old traindepot to help raise money forNET Ministries. Vice Mayor Steve Spinks was approved to represent thecity on the Hardee CountyEconomic Development Au thority. City Manager Jerry Conerly said the new playground at theCentanino Public Park needs toremain public recreation for 25years according to a state grantfor the project. An ethics training workshop was set for April 24 in ZolfoSprings. Mayor Fite said property be hind Wauchula State Bank hasbeen turned over to the city tobe used for public housing tar geting seniors and veterans. Leslie Long said she hopes to come up with a plan for af fordable housing and not justfor seniors and veterans. Chiquita Robinson thanked the city for participating in theEaster Parade. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Shown here are the Bowling Green City Commission and Police Chief John Scheel who was honored with aclock for his 20 years of service to the city. All the commissioners praised his leadership in running an effectivepolice department. From left are Steve Spinks, Mayor Sam Fite, Chief Scheel, Shirley Tucker, David Durastantiand Cliff Lunn. I hope all you mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day and that it continues all year long. We mothers know it's not about the gifts, the flowers, and being taken out to eat. It's all aboutspending time with our loved ones and them showing they careabout us. But, I do have to admit, the gifts and flowers are awelcome addition to Mother's Day. I received an orchid for Mother's Day along with other gifts, but of all the flowers I have received through the years, it is myfirst orchid. I have no idea how to care for it other than the di-rections that came with it. It says to set it in several inches ofwater once a week for five minutes. That is pretty simple, but Iwill have to do more research about caring for it. Several people have made claims saying they are responsi ble for starting mother's Day. Anna Jarvis was one of those peo ple. She started campaigning for a nationwide observance ofMother's Day in honor of her late mother who was a communityhealth advocate. It was her way to keep her mother's memoryalive, and it was supposed to honor only one mother and thatwas her mother. She hated and was very dismayed over the commercialism of Mother's Day and before her death in 1948 she admitted sheregretted ever starting the holiday known today as M other's Day. It was in 1914 that Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation which designated the second Sunday in May as a national holi day to honor all mothers. Anna Jarvis also started the tradition of wearing a carnation on Mother's Day, a white one if your mother has passed and a colored one if your mother is still living. Let's make every day a Mother's Day, because mothers everywhere are pretty special people.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 Florida farmers and ranchers are reminded that the windowis closing on the opportunity toparticipate in the 2017 Censusof Agriculture. “NASS is grateful for the re sponse from producers to date,but it is important that the oth ers who received a Censusquestionnaire join their neigh bors, colleagues, friends andfamily in being part of theCensus count,” said Floridastatistician Mark Hudson ofthe U.S. Department of Agri culture’s National AgriculturalStatistics Service. “If you produced and sold $1,000 or more of agriculturalproduct in 2017, or normallywould have produced and soldthat much, we need to hearfrom you,” said Hudson. “Ifyou’re a landowner who leasesyour land to a producer, weneed to hear from you. “If you received a census but do not fit this definition ofa farm, please write your statuson the form and send it back,”he added. Hudson noted that NASS has already begun to follow upwith producers who have notyet completed the question naire. “We sent the questionnaire to many potential farmers andranchers who may not be fa miliar with it,” he said. The Census of Agriculture is the only comprehensive sourceof Florida county-level data.Florida agriculture haschanged since 2012, and this isthe opportunity to quantify thatchange. Florida producers can re spond to the 2017 Census ofAgriculture online at ag counts.usda.gov or by mail. The same law – Title 7 USC 2204(g) Public Law 105-113 –that requires response also re quires NASS to keep all infor mation confidential, to use thedata only for statistical pur poses, and to only publish inaggregate form to prevent dis closing the identity of any in dividual producer or farmoperation. NASS will release Census results in February 2019. For more information about the 2017 Census of Agricul ture or for assistance with thequestionnaire, visit agcensus. usda.gov or call (888) 4247828. Farmers & Ranchers: Fill Out Census Form • The Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the “immortal jelly fish,” can transform itself back into a polyp—its earliest stageof life—to begin its life cycle all over again. This could be the key to immortality! May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7

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–H ARDEE L IVING – Carlton Care Chiropractic Chiropractic • Laser • Muscular Therapy • Digital X-Ray I Can Help! Neck pain Back pain Headaches Sciatica / leg hip pain Shoulder / arm / wrist pain Muscle pain Arthritis Chronic or Acute pain Auto injuries Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted Monday Friday 8:30 am 6:00 pm Saturday and earlier or later appointments always available by request. 863-473-4732 105 South 9th Avenue • (Corner of Main & 9th Avenue) • Wauchula www.CarltonCareChiropractic.com soc5:17c Picture Life Without Pain Dr. Maria Carlton, DC Valerie Shayman, Hardee High School Class of 2004, re ceived her Ph.D. in LeadershipStudies on May 12 at GonzagaUniversity in Spokane, Wash. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “Traumatized byTrauma: The Impact of Vicar ious Trauma on Higher Educa tion Threat AssessmentProfessionals.” Prior to attending Gonzaga University, Shayman earnedher Bachelor of Science inCommunications from theUniversity of North Florida,and her Master’s Degree inHigher Education Administra tion from Virginia Tech Uni versity. Previous employment posi tions held were as the assistantdirector of residence life atBirmingham-Southern Collegein Birmingham, Ala., and casemanager/ student advisor atGonzaga University. Currently, she is employed by Catholic Charities of Spokane as the program direc tor for “Rising Strong,” a fam ily-centered drug treatmentand housing program provid ing support for families withchildren at risk of entering fos ter care due to parental strug gles with substance abuse Dr. Shayman is the daughter of Bob and Linda Shayman ofWauchula. Valerie Shayman Earns Doctorate In Leadership Shayman Katarina Elizabeth “Kat” Porth of Ona and Kevin Hay den Sanders of Wauchula an nounce their engagement andapproaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Uwe Porth andKris Porth of Agawam, Mass.She is a graduate of WestfieldState University, holding aBachelor of Arts degree. She iscurrently employed as floormanager of the Ace Hardware store in Arcadia. The prospective groom is the son of Ken and CookieSanders of Wauchula. He is agraduate of Florida SouthernCollege with a Bachelor ofScience degree. He is em ployed as an ag advisor forWedgworth’s Inc. The couple will exchange marriage vows this Saturdayon Little Gasparilla Island inEnglewood. Kat Porth To Become The Bride Of Kevin Sanders COURTESY PHOTO Kevin Sanders and Kat Porth Register NowFor Church’sGolf Tourney Florida's First Assembly of God in Wauchula is hosting agolf tournament early nextmonth as a missionsfundraiser. The tournament, which is open to all golfers, will be held on Saturday, June 9, at Bartow Golf Course, 190 S. IdlewoodAve. Sign-in begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30. Proceeds from the event will help support a missions trip toEcuador. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 1. Register on line at flfirstag.org/missions New Zion Baptist Church will be hosting its 152thHomecoming on Sunday, May27. Services will begin at 10a.m. The guest speaker will beMike Roberts. Lunch will follow the serv ices. All former members andfriends are welcome to attend.The church is at 202 SidneyRoberts Road, Ona. –––––– The deadline for Church Newssubmissions is Thursday at 5for the next edition. Church News Allison Smith, a 2015 grad uate of Hardee High School,graduates from Stetson Uni versity this month after earn ing a Bachelor of Arts inDigital Arts in only threeyears. She is the daughter of Jeanne Myrie and Isaac Smith,and granddaughter of Nancyand Gene Craft of Sweetwaterand the late Theresa Kirklandof Zolfo Springs. She started her journey by winning the Stetson Presiden tial Scholarship with her aca demic accomplishments inhigh school, which affordedher a fully paid college tuitionto one of the most prestigiouscolleges in the state. Founded in 1883 with the vision of preparing studentsfor a life of significance, Stet son University stayed true tothat vision during Allison’stime there. Previously, Allison worked at The Herald-Advocate as ajournalist/photojournalist,winning a third-place awardfrom the Florida Press Associ ation for one of her 2015 arti cles. She also has worked,since her junior year at HHS,as a content writer and web ed itor for local businesses alongwith creating graphics andlogos for companies and non-profit organizations. And in her senior year at Stetson, her Senior Project inher field of study, digital arts,was featured at the StetsonHand-Arts Center. It was thenawarded the prestigious EthanGreen Award, which recog nizes a student for significantachievement in the preparationand presentation of a seniorproject. For hers, Allison created a clothing line named “CosmicCollective.” It was designed asfollows: “A retro space-themed clothing line whose aims are topush forward ideals of racial,sexual, and gender inclusivityand promote self-acceptanceby portraying representationsof modern people and culturethrough a combination of textand digital illustrations. Thesedesigns for assorted apparelwere created in Adobe Photo shop and Illustrator. They ap proach modern culture in adifferent yet familiar setting,outer space. In this way, thebrand utilizes space as anequalizer. “Here, social constructs are irrelevant, and prejudices canbe left on Earth. This environ ment helps Cosmic Collec tive’s designs convey positiveand inclusive representationsof humanity and culturethroughout the cosmos. Through these designs and thebrand’s ideals, Cosmic Collec tive strives to provide qualityapparel and appealing retro-fu turistic imagery to its cus tomers” Her project was described as “ambitious in scope,” “exe cuted flawlessly” and “detailedin every sense to create a prod uct that was immediately readyto create a profit. This clothingline could be placed in anymall as a popup store for im mediate sale.” Allison’s plans for the future are to take the summer off towork on freelance design, il lustrate a children’s book, de sign a gaming app for phones,and finalize plans to expand“Cosmic Collective.” She is also working on a larger art collection which willinclude multiple graphic artpieces as well as a sculpturalpiece to add to her portfolio. Allison would like to thank her mom for always believingin her and being her cheer leader, for the many pizzas shesent to her apartment duringlate-night study groups, andfor supporting her dreams nomatter how crazy they maysound to others; GrandmaNancy for always being therefor her and making trips toStetson to see her; and last butdefinitely not least, Linda Shayman for helping make herrealize her dreams by support ing her, encouraging her, em bracing her perfect amount of"weird" and helping her getinto Stetson. Mrs. Shaymanwent above and beyond as hermentor, confidant, and sound ing board. She shares in thisgreat accomplishment with Al lison and her family. One of Allison’s favorite sayings is very fitting follow ing her graduation from Stet son: “I think I’m quite readyfor another adventure,” —Bilbo Baggins. Allison Smith Graduates From Stetson University Smith Summer Membership May 1st through October 31st 2018 One Time Fee $49.99 + + tax *Plus cart fee per round. NOW OPEN 8am-5pm • Sunday-Saturday The Bluffs Golf Course 8037 U.S. Hwy 17 S. • Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 For Tee Times (863) 993-4310 soc5:10,17c COURTESY PHOTO One of the gems of nearby Highlands Hammock StatePark is the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. ThisSaturday, docents will be offering tours throughout theday in conjunction with International Museum Day.Two special programs also are scheduled. Former parkranger and museum curator Darrel Smith will reflecton the life of a CCC recruit in his living history presen tation, "The Best of Times, Worst of Times." CCC Mu seum Curator David Schmidt will present a program onCharles R. Knight, the great American wildlife artistwho became internationally famous for his paintingsof ancient Earth. Children who participate in a CCC“History Detective Scavenger Hunt” will receive a freepair of beginner binoculars. Programs begin at 10 a.m.,and are free. Call the Ranger Station at 386-6094 formore information. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicleapply. The park is located at 5931 Hammock Road inSebring. MUSEUM TOURS Greater MPB Church, Elder E. Reed, pastor, this Sunday at11 a.m. will render service inNichols at Mt. Carmel Primi tive Baptist Church, Elder J.D.Holbrooke, pastor. Bowling Green Community Unity Sunday School will beheld at Chester Grove MBChurch, the Rev. TimothyLancaster, pastor, at 9:30 a.m. The Saturday, May 26, Prayer Breakfast will conveneat St. John AME Church,Elder S. Bains, pastor. It’s time for Summer Break. Students’ last day is May 24. Happy 26th wedding an niversary to Pastor Richardand First Lady Pamela on theirday. Jimmy Dimock, Jackie Smith, Liam M. Greene, DustiTaylor, Genevie Valdivier,JoAnn McCray, Vernon K.Greene and Leonard McGillwill celebrate their birthdaysin May. On the sick list are Ronnie Rivers, G.L. Ryals, CortezHodges, Natasha Peterson andMother T. Reddick. The Mother’s Day celebra tion was a highly enjoyableday on Sunday for mothers, bygoing to church service withyour mothers, out to dinner asa family outing and receivinggifts to show your love tomama. As part of the Mother’s Day celebration at Greater MPBChurch, all mothers received apink bag from Elder Reed.Gift cards to: the PastorMother, mother Linda Reed;mother Betty Snelling, theOldest Mother; ElizabethGreene received the youngestmother; special blessings toEvangelist Power. All mothers at Chester Grove MB Church received agift bag on Sunday morning.What a great blessing! Themorning message was deliv ered by Sister Shirley B.Tucker in celebration ofMother’s Day: “The Role of aMother, Hannah.” Mt. Gilboa MB Church, Bartow, will be honoring itspastor, Timothy J. Stephens II,with a First Anniversary Cele bration this Sunday. Ollie B. Daniels, daughter Kimberly and son McKenzieof Miami, Vivian Jackson,daughter and grandchildren,Colette Greene, myself, Vin cent T. Brown of Cocoa,Mardrivon B. Daniels of Jack sonville and Cotrina JohnsonGary (Torrance) of FortMeade attended the Celebra tion of Life for Deacon An drew Ames III on SaturdayMay 12, at Bountiful Bless ings Church of God in Se bring. Pastor Alencia Wilsonofficiated. He worked many jobs: De partment of Agriculture, aHighlands County deputysheriff, a group home managerand a delivery driver andschool crossing guard. Music selection by the Community Choir, prayer bythe Rev. Learia Franklin,Scripture Old Testament bythe Rev. R.E. Ancrum andNew Testament by the Rev.Michael Rue Sr., favorite songby Adrian D. Toney Jr., as aneighbor to Len Moore readby Sis. Lauretta Stephens,friend by Sylvester Lewis,church member Sis L.Stephens, sermonic hymn byDeacon Wellington Clarke Jr.,and the Rev. Dr. Joseph B.Stephens, eulogy. Sylvester Lewis, Michael Jackson, Dennis Davis, StuartReed, Ronnie Lippett andTony Pittman were honorarypallbearers. Tevin Toney,Perry Jackson, Beni Toney,LaVaar Scott, Joshua Jacksonand Larry Scott were activepallbearers. Flower attendantswere the Class of 1972, familyand friends. Interment inPinecrest Cemetery, repass atBountiful Blessings. City-Wide Mission will convene Monday, May 28, at5 p.m. at Greater MPB Churchin Bowling Green. Pray for each other and our nation. 4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE 1 (800) 962 2873 A8 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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–H ARDEE L IVING – Wauchula Wednesday Musicale Held International Music Event PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Tim Davis played "Trumpet Tune and Air" by Henry Pu celli on the organ at First United Methodist Church ofWauchula on Monday, May 7. The country of origin isEngland. Carlos Cortes sang "Eros Todo Ponderosa" by DaniloMontero, an offering from Cuba. For more informationon the Wauchula Wednesday Musicale and its activi ties, call 773-6251 or 773-3553. David Radford sang this song from Germany, "Morgen grus" by Franz Schubert. Libby Bradley played piano for the German song "Mor gengrus." About 45 people attended the WauchulaWednesday Musicale event. Jeraldine Crews played this song from France, "Clairde Lune" by Claude Debussy. Allyson Johnson and Aubree Carnley, accompanied byGinny Clancy, sang this song from Austria, "Edelweiss"by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Allyson is the daughterof Stevie and Amy Johnson, and Aubree is the daughterof Jesse and Melanie Carnley. From left are Arnell Waldron, who showed flags repre senting the various countries; Dr. Sylvia Collins, presi dent of the Wednesday Musicale; and Margaret Blanco,the emcee. The WWM gives scholarships to Hardee High School music students every year. Ginny Clancy sang a song from Italy entitled "Nel corpiu non mi sento" by Giovanni Paisiello. Vinicius Nunes de Gouvea sang a song from Brazil, "O Menino da Porteira" by Vieiro & Raimundo. Zhulin Xue sang the song "Con Tou Zai Lai" from China. Reyna Rivera sang this song from Mexico, "Como LaFlor" by Selena Quintanilla-Perez. Dot Bell played the organ for a medley of hymns fromEngland. Tim Davis accompany her. May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9

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–H ARDEE L IVING – soc5:17c PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY These seniors at Hardee High School were members of the Key Club, sponsoredby the Wauchula Kiwanis Club. From left are Aisha Javarez, past webmaster whoplans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University; Marbel Rodriguez, past editor goingto Florida State University; Alexis Neel, past vice president going to Florida GulfCoast; and Miguel Ruiz who will attend Michigan State University. The Key Clubhas 96 members and performed 4,000 community service hours this past schoolyear. The Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides mem bers with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.Core values are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness. HHS KEY CLUB SENIORS soc5:3-17cDon't Miss This! "Great Controversy" Bible Series Wednesdays • 6:30 p.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Church 440 Carlton Street, Wauchula soc5:17-6:7p PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY From left are school advisor Filomena Atchley and new officers of the Hardee HighSchool Key Club: Elizabeth Camarillo, editor/webmaster; J.C. Thomas, treasurer;Savannah Valletutti, president; Haven Gray, lieutenant governor; Jacob Lee, secre tary; and Jordan Sperry, vice president. NEW HHS KEY CLUB OFFICERS PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Cindy Garren, executive director of the South Florida State College Center for Per forming Arts, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 2, at Java Cafe.She announced the performers for the coming year at the Alan Jay Wildstein Centerin Avon Park which will include Las Vegas' Wayne Newton and gospel singer SandiPatty. From left are Zee Smith, Cindy Garren, and club president Olivia Minshew. SFSC PERFORMING ARTS Dear Editor: I recently told a friend that am going to carry a supply ofbelts in my car. "When I see aguy walking down the streetwith his pants down around hiships, I will throw him a belt."She just laughed. It was a joke, but actually there are so many young menwalking around like this thatthe thought of handing outbelts crossed my mind. Is wearing pants too low on the torso just a fad? I don'tthink so. It appears that thestyle is here to stay, at leastuntil a future generationchanges to something else.Meanwhile, we'll have to putup with the lower pants whichrepresents the fashion of Hip-Hop and the Rap Movement. The Hip-Hop and rappers began with African Americans,and the groups perform verywell with the music, includingenergetic dance movements,and twisting and spinning incircles on the floor. The dance craze carried over when entire groups perform ina synchronized manner withdancers taking turns in the cen ter of the group with specialmoves. I can't understand the fast lyrics of the songs. It's notbeautiful sounding musicwhich I am accustomed to.Perhaps it sounds as foreign tome as the Beatles sounded tomy parents. Due to marketing in this na tion geared toward a widerange of consumers, white males began to copy the blackperformers who seemed suc cessful and broke loose withthe music, dance, and clothesof Hip Hop and Rap. Not only were musical groups formed, but their fanstook notice of the way to dresswith large jewelry, long shirts,and baggy pants low on theirhips. Of course this style ofdress is limited to males be cause if females wore pants solow exposing underwear, theywould probably be arrested. Music has gone from Big Bands and Swing, to Jazz,Rock 'N Roll, Rhythm andBlues, Country, Disco, Rock,Hard Rock, and now Rap.Dress styles have changed.What was once "in" is now"out." Is Hip-Hop and Rap here to stay, or will it only be hereuntil the next generation be gins something else? My guess is that rappers have a firm hold in the musicindustry and on the youth oftoday. I think it will be aroundfor quite awhile. Kids searchfor identity, and it's easy toadapt a style as a feeling of be longing and self-worth. Rap is a culture involved with the use of profane lan guage and rebellion in music.Perhaps some kids like Rapbecause their parents don't.Truth remains that marketingis padding pockets, and somekids are addicted to Rapmusic. Carol Cowing Winter Haven Letter To The Editor Is Hip-Hop and RapMusic Here To Stay? HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP! Ease a dependent child’s way through the court system. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave message.) Class Of 1968Searching ForMissing Members Hardee High School’s Class of 1968 is holding a 50-yearclass reunion on Saturday,May 26, at the historicWauchula Train Depot. Organizers have been un able to contact the followingclassmates and would appreci ate help in locating them: Carl Allen, John Beach, Kathy Brown Becker, TimCampbell, Susie Dennis,Clyde Dotson, Leslie Halter,Barbara Hines, Leonard Jack son, Kappy Jinwright, RobertJones, Betty Joyce Lampley,David Martin, Steve May,Billy McLain, David Polk, JoeQuackenbush and JerryWeiner. Contact a class member, Sandra at 863-781-0971 oremail sharbarugh@hotmail. com with any information. A10 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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H ARDEE L IVING 5:17c Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! I hope everyone had a good Mothers Day. We did, as it started off with a good breakfast at church. Joe and Dollene Fields prepared scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage patties, potatoes and pancakes. For drink there was coffee, orange juice and tea. Joe said Danny Weeks, his boss and a very good boss, cooks lots of big meals. He told Joe the best pancake mix to get, and he sure led him in the right direction. After a good sermon, we went to town to have dinner and picked up sister-in-law Avis Sasser to join Sherman and me, and we met Avie, Allen and Kaylee at the restau rant. To top the day off, my grandchildren and one great called from Washington State. After all this excitement, I col lapsed on the couch for an af ternoon nap! Mark your calendars and come to Fort Green this coming Sunday as it will be Brother Steves last day at our church. We will have a cov ered-dish dinner following the a.m. service. It is still up in the air whether there will be an evening service. Brother Steve and Tara plan to load up the rented truck and head out Monday as soon as it is loaded, and all able men are urged to come and lend them a hand. I had been noticing coming into Wauchula there were two pretty brick columns with nothing else. I wondered why, but the other day saw the com pleted project. There is a beau tiful sign advising where you are! One last thing to get on your calendar is the Gulf State Quartet Homecoming at Fort Green on Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Simple Faith will also be singing that night. If you like Southern gospel music make sure and come as it will be good! Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of Betty Pace. I did not know her until a group of ladies from our church went to Hardee Manor and sang and had a brief devotion for the residents. Mrs. Pace always sat up near the front, and I introduced myself and she told me who she was and we visited. This happened on two occasions, and the last time was near Easter so I took her a little rabbit to sit in the window and the sun would make it dance. I had just gotten to know her, but know her family will really miss her as will I the next time we go to Hardee Manor. Sympathy is also extended to the family of Dr. Palmer. There was a large crowd at his services. He really did a lot for Hardee County and estab lished lots to help the youth. He was a good doctor and a good boss. I was privileged to work for him after Charlie and worked until his retirement. It was a perfect job. I worked two days a week from 9 to 2, which made you more organ ized with your work at home. I will surely miss him and I know many more will miss him. He was really missed when he quit his practice, as it is hard to find another doctor and they are never like your old one. I was talking to Mr. Gill and he said he ran the Boston Marathon once when Dr. Palmer was, and later on they were in a medical confer ence and Dr. Palmer remem bered the specific occasion. I did not know that Mr. Gill ran races until that day. Please pray for these families. Congratulations to Jimmy and Savanah Sasser on the birth of their baby girl. The proud grandparents are Beth and Dennis. Since Beth broke her ankle she will not be able to walk around and hold that new little one, but I feel sure she will have them bringing her and Beth will be holding her in her lap! We had quite a few listed on the prayer list Wednesday night. Among them were Punk Albritton, home from the hos pital, Don Tollison who had outpatient surgery, Amy Franks with back spasms, and Daniel Duke. It was also re ported Joyce Coker had been sick for three weeks. Cindy Williamson is still in the hos pital. Please remember these in prayer. Kenny Lambert looks good as does Judy Miller but we need never let up on our prayers for complete recovery. Kari Nobel, one of the bee people, called and had been sick with pneumonia but they did not put her in the hospital, just antibiotics at home. They have already gone to the pleasant North. This time of the year it is pleasant but it sure can get cold in the winter. I was just notified that Katie Terrell passed away during the night and she was in no pain, just passed peacefully in her sleep. I was privileged to go junking with her and Kitty Oden on several occasions, and she acted younger than me. She did not want any help nor did she want me to call her Mrs. Katie, just first name! She was quite a lady. Our sym pathy is with her family. My yard is beautiful with the trumpet lilies in full bloom and three gardenia bushes in full bloom. The crepe myrtle are just beginning to bloom. God does bless our little piece of ground. I saw Geraldine Floyd in Walmart and she turned an other year older on Thursday and had a rose azalea in her buggy. I went and got two! I bought one in a flea market in Albany, Ga., over 25 years ago and have been trying to get Sherman to air lay because I didnt want it to die. Im so thankful I saw her because I had just walked by them and didnt even register what they were! Please pray for one another and our nation. PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY The Wauchula Kiwanis Club has agreed to sponsor the Key Club at Sebring High School since Highlands County does not have a Kiwanis Club any more. From left are Noah Roth, past lieutenant governor, service and membership recruitment; Jovi ous Joseph, editor/historian; and Wauchula Kiwanis Club President Noey Flores. Roth and Joseph are members of the Sebring High School Key Club. SEBRING HIGH KEY CLUB Roundup Comment On TransportationThe Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Or ganization is seeking com ments from the public on the draft Transportation Improvement Program. Com ments can be made through June 7. The plan outlines the roadways, bridges, transit, aviation, rail, trail/bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and landscaping projects that are scheduled and funded for the next five years in Hardee, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee counties. Find the improvement plan at heartlandregion altpo.org or at county or city administration offices and public libraries throughout the region. The draft also can be viewed and dis cussed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 24 at the Hardee County Public Li brary on U.S. 17 in Wauchula. What were Hardee Countians thinking and talking about in the 1960s, or maybe the s? Each issue, we will revisit that corresponding week and year in a decade past, using old copies of The Florida Advo cate, the Hardee County Her ald or The Herald-Advocate. This week, the decade of The sMay 14, 1948 Cast Your Vote: The citrus grower, cattleman and farmer must prosper if our economy is to remain sound ... I shall co operate fully to provide a wholesome atmosphere in which agriculture may grow and develop. Vote for Dan McCarty for all Floridas next governor in the second pri mary. Can You See? The Wauchula Lions Club hosted Telebinoc ular representative Dan Con roy at its recent meeting. This same machine is used to test the vision of recruits in the air schools and will be installed in Hardee County from time to time to inspect the vision of students. Conroys presenta tion noted the machine has located eye defects that can be corrected without the aid of glasses. It will be available to the community for two weeks and free of charge when used. Dollar Days: Men, get your attire for great prices! Fremacs is advertising $1 deals on Friday, Saturday and Monday. For just $1, you can buy three athletic shirts, two Tshirts, four pairs of socks or six handkerchiefs. Other items on sale for $1 are sport shirts, sport hats, belts, ties, boys slacks, swim trunks and play shorts. Silver Deal: Lester-Reif Hardware is giving customers an opportunity to receive a quality set of Wm. A. Rogers silverware from New York. All you have to do is save your Lester-Reif business cards and mail the required number, which is listed on the back of the card and in the catalog, to the New York office. The com pany will then send you the sil verware. Decades Dear Editor: The Beer Facts ... Is there any difference be tween a can of beer and a can of cola? Many of our young adults see no significant differ ence. Alcohol is a product that has directly, or indirectly, nega tively impacted every American: loss of life, loss of marriage, broken family, ad dictions, etc. Often we are not aware of the 132 billion dollars paid by taxpayers to clean up after tragic accidents. Alcohol is a sedative; in the brain, it slows the ability to think and move, and it impairs judg ment. Alcohol contributes to the death of around 88,000 Americans every year. Many Americans have looked into a casket of a loved one killed by alcohol. How can anyone look in the faces of the loved ones sur rounding these 88,000 victims and say, We need more alcohol? How can a young mother with three children whose hus band has just been killed by a drunk be persuaded that, We need more alcohol? These 88,000 victims represent some of the most tragic and horrific accidents. How can anyone discount the signif icance of these unnecessary tragedies and then push for more alcohol? How can anyone deny that more alcohol means more heartache and more death? How can anyone not care? Many promoters of alcohol are motivated by money. How tragic when money is valued more than life, marriage, and harmony in our society! The enemy of our soul and the enemies of our nation ap plaud more alcohol. It makes their goal much easier. Pro moters of alcohol ignore the facts because they can never justify the deaths of 88,000 Americans every year. A beer and a cola are essentially the same only if life has no God-given value. Virgil Ullom, D.D.S. Babson Park Letter To The Editor The Difference Between A Can Of Soda And Can Of Beer ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 252018CP000044 IN RE: ESTATE OF GORDON L. HAGGARD, Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of GORDON L. HAGGARD, deceased, File Number 252018CP000044, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Divi sion, the address of which is P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The names and addresses of the personal repre sentative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui dated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 10, 2018. MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 2557 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 V. (863) 385-5188 F. (863) 471-1111 Florida Bar No. 620610 service@keiberlaw.com michael@keiberlaw.com NEIL A. HAGGARD5:10,17c______________________________ Notices May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11

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BGE Calculates Its ‘Math Bash’ Winners For 2018 COURTESY PHOTOS Bowling Green Elementary recently held its annual Math Bash competition. Takinghome the trophies at the kindergarten level were (from left) first place, David Guer reto; second place, Benjamin Lopez; and third place, Wesley Wright. First graders showing a knack for numbers were (from left) Anahi Arana Arzate, first place; Brody Matthews, second; and Luis Gutierrez, third place. Making a name for themselves with numbers were second graders (from left) HectorMartinez, first; Brian Velasco Bautista, second; and William Lopez Careces, thirdplace. Students in Stacy Powell’s class who showed top math skills were (from left) first place, Deonte Lee; second Carlos Chagoya; and third place, Francisco Arevalo. Fourth graders who mastered the mathematical quizzing were (from left) Beyonce Juarez, first place; Miguel Rodriquez, second; and David Molina, third. Adept at math questions for the third grade were (from left) first, Jesse Nunez; sec ond, Caidyn Sanchez; and third place, Franchesca Hernandez Figueroa.Fifth-grade mathematicians included (from left) first place, Marcelino Rios; secondplace, David Gomez Lopez; and third place, Fermin Velasco Martinez. JAMES F. PYLE For H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE 26 Years of Civil & Criminal Trial Experience 15 Years as Special Magistrate No Donations Accepted No Favors Accepted pyle4hardee.com facebook.com/Pyle4HardeeJudge Paid for by James F. Pyle for Hardee County Judge 5:17p A TTENTION : Hardee County Disposal Customers: Due to the M EMORIAL D AY holiday on Monday, May 28 th there will be no service on this day. Garbage collection will resume on the next scheduled pick up day, Thursday, May 31 st REMINDER TO ALL CUSTOMERS: All garbage should be out by 7am each morning, as route pick-up times are subject to change due to holidays, weather and other circumstances. ALL CUSTOMERSplease be advised that if you have CANS LARGER THAN 32 GALLONS, ALL WASTE MUST BE CONTAINED IN GARBAGE BAGS as our helpers can not lift these larger size cans. THANK YOU in advance for your cooperation and consideration for the safety of our employees. Monday-Friday • 8:00am-5:00pm 5:17,24cA12 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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Crime BlotterDuring the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY May 12, Belinda Ann Belmares, 43, of 211 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Todd Souther on a charge of vi olation of probation. May 12, Annarosa Garcia, 24, of 1431 Appaloosa Ln., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous and charged with battery and cruelty toward a child without great bodily harm. May 12, Jamie Richardson, 18, of 2207 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous and charged with battery. May 12, William Warren Griffin, 25, of 2973 Center Hill Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Jennifer Soria and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended/revoked license. May 12, Christopher Hodges, 33, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Todd Souther on four counts of failure to appear in court. May 12, criminal mischief on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) and on Steve Roberts Special, aand a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported. May 11, Bradford Wayne Dickey, 37, of 1816 Clint Ln., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles on an out-ofcounty warrant. May 11, Brandy Rebecca Herrin, 37, of 684 Snell St., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward on a charge of vio lation of probation. May 11, a residential burglary on Alderman Road and bur glary of a conveyance on North CR 663 were reported. May 10, Jeremy Edwards, 34, of 908 N. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with larcenytheft. May 10, Krystal Hortencia Mendoza, 31, of 1757 Cactus Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens on three counts of violation of probation. May 10, a theft on U. S. 17 North was reported. May 9, Daniel Macias-Garcia, 25, of 105 Fox St., Ona, was arrested by Dep. John Layport and charged with battery. May 9, Kody Pate, 22, of 1613 E. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. May 9, Demetrius Stewart, 37, of 8304 Mulberry St., Tampa, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with criminal mischiefdamage to property and improper exhibition of a weapon. May 9, Misty Marie Agan, 34, of 6220 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. May 9, Doril Renrick Williams, 28, of 805 W. County Line Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on a charge of violation of probation. May 8, Nicole Jean Anderson, 22, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin on two counts of failure to appear in court. May 8, Cecil Winthrop Crews, 78, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens on a charge of failure to appear in court. May 8, a residential burglary on Lake Branch Road, a tag stolen on John Holt Road, and thefts at Pierce Road, Fairfax Drive and Sunset Drive were reported. May 7, a theft on Mowatt Street was reported. WAUCHULA May 13, a fight on South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. May 12, a residential burglary on West Palmetto Street and a tag stolen on Green Street were reported. May 11, a theft on South Sixth Avenue was reported. May 10, Matthew David Frederick, 26, of 12032 Shadow Ridge Blvd., Hudson, was arrested by Ofc. Emmanuel Vazquez and charged with two counts possession of drugs without a prescription, possession of marijuana, possession of drug parapher nalia and DUI. May 9, a residential burglary on North Seventh Avenue was reported. May 8, a residential burglary on East Main Street was re ported. BOWLING GREEN May 8, a theft on Grove Street was reported. 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Unless the amounts set opposite each name below are paid before the 31st day of May, 2018, warrants will issue thereon direct ing levy upon and seizure of the tangible property of the taxpayer for unpaid taxes, penalties and additional costs. Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comTHE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF RULE REVISION or MODIFICATION May 17, 2018RULE NO. 5.64 SUBJECT: HOMELESS STUDENTS Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy to ensure that homeless students are afforded the same free appropriate education as provided to other students. Citation of Legal Authority: Federal Register: s.722(g)(1)(F)(iii), s.722(g)(1)(J)(ii), S.722(g)(1)(F), s.722(g)(5)(A)(i, ii), s.722(g)(5)(B), s.722(g)(5)(D), s.722(g)(3)(I)(ii), s.722(g)(3)(A), s.722(g)(3)(B)(i) s.722(g)(3)(B)(ii), s.722(g)(1)(H)(v), s.722(g)(1)(I), s.722(g)(3)(A)(i)(II), s.722(g)(1)(F)(iii), s.722(g)(1)(K), s.722(g)(3)(D), s.722(g)(3)(E) Preliminary Text: A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS: Bob Shayman, Superintendent of Schools Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide safeguards that protect homeless students from discrimination on the basis of their homelessness by adoption of recommendation from the Superintendent of Schools. Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule revisions or modifications of the above rules will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100 except for the cost of printing and distributions. Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on June 12, 2018. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and dated to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re quest, in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify, Bob Shayman, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section 120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 5:17c Notices______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 252018DR000164 Angella Louis-Jeune, Petitioner, and Bethel Louis-Jeune, Respondent _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Bethel Louis-Jeune 1548 Lincoln Street Wauchula, FL YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of mar riage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Angella LouisJeune whose address is 1548 Lincoln Street, Wauchula, FL on or before May 25, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main St., Room 202 Wauchula, FL 33873 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief de manded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic dis closure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of plead ings. Dated: April 23, 2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk4:26-5:17p______________________________Dear Editor: This was back in about 1947. That has been a very long time ago. I have not been able to find any pictures of the school as it was back then, about 71 years ago. There has been a lot of development since my beginning days at the elementary school since I started my teaching days. Some of the building programs started before I left my teaching position at Zolfo Springs Elementary and taught one year at Wauchula Elemen tary. The reason I left Zolfo Elementary was I did not care for the man who was hired to be principal after the teacher walkout. When the next year came of teaching, I received a position at Wauchula Elementary, under Dr. Reeves working in the area of special education which I had been doing in Zolfo Springs Elementary. There were some teachers who were aggravated with me because I left and came to Wauchula Elementary. They really had no idea why I left. The next principal for Zolfo tried to get me to come back, but I had already committed myself. (I had nothing against Mr. Jack Iiames. I think he was a very good person and would have gotten along very well with him.) I feel it would not have been right for me to leave Dr. Reeves since I had already committed to him. I got along fine with all the teachers at Wauchula Elementary. I had known all of them for some time because we had grade group meetings every few months to discuss pro grams, materials, how we managed this or that, etc. Dr. Reeves knew that I was going to be in Wauchula Ele mentary because I had com mitted myself to a new program for the next year and would be getting more money. It was a state program. This is all for this time. I'll keep you in suspense. Don't give up on me. Roxie Bentley WauchulaLetter To The Editor Bentley's Impressions Of The Zolfo Springs Elementary School (Physical Building) As I Remember It May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A13

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5:17c SCIENCE FAIR COURTESY PHOTOS Grand champions of the 2018 Science Fair at Zolfo Springs Elementary who wereawarded certificates for their “Best In Show” projects were (from left) Chase Bryant,Shyleah Dunlap and Gairyn Thornton. Ribbon winners were (from left) secondplace, Odalys Ruiz; first place, Gracyn Thomas; and third place, Gavin Prescott. BOUNTIFUL BASKETS COURTESY PHOTO Bowling Green Elementary teachers Courtney Durham (left) and Carey Crawfordwere the lucky winners of the Teacher Appreciation Week baskets donated byWauchula State Bank and MidFlorida Credit Union. Durham teaches fourth grade,and received many classroom supplies and materials from Wauchula State Bank.Crawford won the MidFlorida basket containing personal pampering items for thishard-working counselor! All week long, BGE’s teachers were treated to food, good ies and pleasant surprises. GET YOUR GOAT! COURTESY PHOTO Kindergartners in Blaire Thornton’s classroom at Zolfo Springs Elementary wrappedup their farm week unit with a visit from twin baby goats. The students had fun learn ing about the goats while petting and playing with them. A14 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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Herald-AdvocateThursday, May 17, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate More than cross-county bragging rights were on theline Friday night as the LadyCats headed into Arcadia witha showdown with the LadyBulldog pack. At stake: the Class 5A Re gion 3 title. At stake: a trip to Vero Beach’s Historic Dodgertownfor the Florida High SchoolAthletic Association’s(FHSAA) 2018 SoftballChampionship Final Four. At stake: another shot at his tory. The ladies of orange and blue rose the occasion. The Lady Wildcats of the varsity softball squad fromHardee Senior High Schoolscratched their way to a 3-0victory – and a consecutive re gional title – over DeSotoCounty High School. The Lady Wildcat (20-12) jumped on the board in the topof the third inning after SarahCarlton singled on a fly ball tosecond base that allowedAlexis McBride to cross homeplate giving Hardee a 1-0 lead. The score remained un changed until the top of thefifth inning when McBride andAshlee Patterson scored fol lowing a fly ball to right fieldoff the bat of Carlton to bringthe score to 5-0. Alayna Carranco, holding the mound for the Wildcats,held the Bulldogs through theend of the seventh inning. Carranco allowed only two hits as she struck out four Bull dog batters while throwing 69pitches to earn the win. The Lady Wildcats had three runs and eight hits in the effort. McBride had two runs and Patterson recorded one run. McBride had three hits, Carlton had two hits, and Car ranco, Amari DeLeon, andStephanie Derringer eachrecorded one hit. The win marked the second consecutive Regional Champi onship win over (and at) DeS oto (12-12-1) for the Wildcats. The Lady Cats emerged with a come-from-behind 5-4victory over the Lady Bulldogsduring the 2017 regional title game before going on to beeliminated by Eustis HighSchool in a 9-5 loss in theopening round of the FinalFour in Vero Beach. Hardee next challenge is to attempt to survive a show down with the squad fromCoral Springs Charter (28-2) –the three-time defending Class5A champion. The Wildcats are scheduled to take the field at 1:35 p.m. onSaturday (May 19) at HistoricDodgertown in Vero. Admission is $9 per day if purchased in advance(www.fhsaa.org) or $12 perday at the gate. Parking is $10for cars and $25 for fan buses.Only cash is accepted and pro ceeds benefit the TreasureCoast Sports Commission. Games will be streamed on line by The High SchoolSports Network at www.nfh snetwork.com If the Wildcats survive Cape Coral, they will face the win ner of the simultaneous match-up between West Nassau andKeystone Heights. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday (May20) at 12:35 p.m. Hardee Dominates McKeel In Regional Semifinal The Lady Wildcats ad vanced to last Friday’s re gional title game following a16-1 win over Lakeland’s Mc Keel Academy on Tuesday(May 8) in the Class 5A Re gional 3 semifinal. Despite the lopsided score, it was the ladies from McKeelthat scored first as they took a1-0 lead in the top of the firstinning. The tide turned dramatically in favor of Hardee in the bot tom of the first as the ladies inorange and blue managedseven runs to take a 7-1 lead. Patterson was the first to score following a fly ball offthe bat of Carlton. DestineeJackson and Carlton were nextto score following a fly ball offthe bat of Amari DeLeon.McBride and DeLeon addedtwo more runs following a flyball to third base off the bat ofPatterson. The final two runsof the inning came after a fly ball to center field off the batof Carlton that allowedMcBride and Makayla Be navidez to cross home plateand advance the score to 7-1. The Wildcats continued to add to their tally in the bottomof the third. A double off thebat of Jackson allowed Carltonto score. Jackson and TrinityHerr both scored two batterslater when Mallory Goughdoubled with a line drive toleft field to bring the score to10-1. Hardee sealed the 16-1 win with six runs in the bottom ofthe fourth inning. The scoring effort got off to a bang with a leadoff homerfrom Derringer. A line drive toright field off the bat of Jack son allowed Patterson andCarlton to score. Jackson wasnext to cross home plate fol lowing a ground ball to leftfield off the bat of DeLeon.The final two runs of the gamecame from Gough and DeLeonafter a fly ball off the bat of Lady Cats Take Regional Title COURTESY PHOTOS BY SENIDA GARCIA Makayla Benavidez robs DeSoto of their hard hit ball. Pitcher Alayna Carranco’s first strike out of the game. Sarah Carlton makes the catch. The Lady Wildcats have a meeting with the coaching staff during the match with McKeel. The Wildcats slid past McKeel for the fourth time this season to advance to the re gional title game. Herr. Hardee had 16 runs and 14 hits in 28 at bats during the ef fort. Carlton and Jackson each had three runs; Patterson andDeLeon each had two runs; andCarranco, Gough, Herr,McBride, Derringer, and Be navidez each had one run. Patterson and Jackson each had three hits; Carlton had twohits; and Carranco, Gough,DeLeon, Lillian Salazar,McBride, and Derringer eachhad one hit. Carranco held the mound through all four innings as shethrew 42 pitches, allowed fourhits and one run, and struck outone batter. The game marked the fourth of the season for the LadyWildcats over McKeel. Hardeebeat McKeel in both regularseason match-ups before goingon to defeat the Lakelandsquad 10-0 in the Class 5A Dis trict 10 Championship on April27. 1. Who was the first player to hit his 499th and 500th ca reer home runs in the samegame? 2. Name the player who led the American League in bothdoubles and triples in 1970.Hint: He played for the Min nesota Twins. 3. Who was the last run ning back before Matt Dayesin 2016 to rush for at least1,000 yards in a season forNorth Carolina State? 4. Which was the last NBA team before Golden State in 2016 to have 47 assists in agame? 5. Who was the first Amer ican woman inducted into theHockey Hall of Fame? 6. Name the last woman before Evgenia Medvedeva in2017 to win back-to-backworld figure skating singles ti tles. 7. Entering 2018, when was the last U.S. Open play offs for men's golf? ANSWERS: 1. Albert Pujols did it with the Angels in 2014. 2. Cesar Tovar had 36 dou bles and 13 triples that season. 3. T.A. McLendon, in 2002. 4. The Phoenix Suns, in 1991. 5. Cammi Granato, who was captain of the U.S.women's hockey team thatwon Olympic gold in 1998. 6. Michelle Kwan, in 200001. 7. It was 2008, when Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek

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ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE 2018-2019 AVISO DE SOLICITUD DE OPCIN ESCOLARAtencin: Todos Los Padres de los Nios de la Escuela Primaria Ventana de aplicacin de eleccin: Mayo 1-31Las solicitudes de OPCIN ahora se pueden obtener en lnea en www.hardee.k12.fl.us en la seccin de Servicios Acadmicos Estudiantiles bajo Departamentos. Tambin se pueden obtener y devolver a la Oficina de School Board ubicada en 1007 N. 6th Ave. O la Oficina de Servicios Acadmicos para Estu diantes ubicada en 230 S. Florida Ave. LOS ESTUDIANTES QUE FUERON APROBADOS PARA EL AO ESCOLAR 2017-2018 NO TENDRN QUE COMPLETAR UNA SOLICITUD PARA EL AO ESCOLAR 2018-2019.Para los propsitos de la continuidad de la Opcin educativa, un estudiante que transfiere puede permanecer en la escuela escogida por el padre hasta que el estudiante complete el nivel ms alto de grado en la escuela. Las solicitudes NO sern requeridas anualmente en el ao de aprobacin inicial en la escuela. Los padres de los nuevos inscritos en el distrito, para incluir a los estudiantes de kinder o estudiantes que no participaron en el proceso de inscripcin de eleccin en 2016-2017, debern completar una so licitud si desea que su hijo / a asista a una escuela fuera de la escuela asignada Zona para el ao 20182019. Tenga en cuenta que el transporte es responsabilidad de los padres. Las Solicitudes de Opcin no se aprueban por orden de llegada, pero se aprobarn segn el espacio disponible y otros criterios establecidos. Por favor, pngase en contacto con Servicios Acadmicos Estudiantiles al 767-0662 Si podemos ser de cualquier otra ayuda. Todas las solicitudes de Opcin de escuela deben ser Oficina de Servicios Acadmicos Estudiantiles Antes del 31 de mayo de 2018 @ 4:30 pm 5:17cHARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS 2018-2019 SCHOOL CHOICE ANNOUNCEMENTAttention: All Parents of Elementary School Age Children Choice Application window: May 1-31, 2018CHOICE applications are now available online at www.hardee.k12.fl.us in the Student Academic Serv ices section under Departments. They can also be obtained and returned to the School Board Office lo cated at 1007 N. 6th Ave. or the Student Academic Services Office located at 230 S. Florida Ave. STUDENTS WHO WERE APPROVED FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, WILL NOT NEED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.For purposes of continuity of educational choice, a student who transfers may remain at the school chosen by the parent until the student completes the highest grade level at the school. Applications will NOT be required on an annual basis upon the initial approval year at the school. Parents of new enrollees to the district, to include kindergarten students, or students who did not participate in the choice enrollment process in 2017-2018 will need to complete an application if you would like your child or children to attend a school outside your assigned school zone for the 2018-2019 year. Please note that transportation is the parents responsibility. These choice application requests are not approved on a first-come-first-serve basis, but will be approved according to space available and other established criteria. Please contact Student Academic Services at 767-0662 if we can be of any further assistance. All school choice applications must be turned in to the office of Student Academic Services by May 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm 5:17cI knew I was going to write about the draft and for a couple weeks, I imagined that the title for this draft column would be, "At least they didn't draft an other kicker". After all, the last couple Bucss drafts didn't really make sense (see 2016 Bucs draft). I wasn't hoping for too much. In 2017 the Bucs gave up more yards while on defense than any other team in the NFL. An average of 260.6 passing yards were given up to opposing quarterbacks. Due to that poor perform ance last year, and a losing record, the Bucs were sched uled to pick 7th in the NFL Draft. Thankfully, I'm glad to say I was wrong. This year, the Tampa Bay front office did an impressive job handling the NFL draft. Not great, but impressive. And as Bucs' fans, we can live with impressive. Draft Results: Round 1 (#12 overall from Buffalo) Vita Vea, defen sive tackle from Washington; Round 2 (#38 overall) Ronald Jones II, running back from USC; Round 2 (#53 overall from Buffalo) M.J. Stewart, corner back from North Car olina; Round 2 (#63 overall) Carlton Davis, corner back from Auburndale; Round 3 (#94 overall from Minnesota), Alex Cappa, guard from Humboldt State; Round 4 (#117 overall), Jordan Whitehead, safety from Pittsburgh; and Round 5 (#144 overall), Justin Watson, wide receiver from Pennsylvania. Just a couple quick observations. At pick seven, the best over all defensive player (Bradley Chubb) had already been drafted by Denver, so the Bucs traded with Buffalo. This meant that Buffalo took the 7th overall pick and the Bucs re ceived two additional second round picks and the 12th over all pick from the Bills. That was a solid move by the front office. It gave the Bucs more op portunity to find quality players in the first couple rounds. And, for a change, I'm really excited about the first two picks. At #12 the Bucs chose Vita Vea. When I first saw this, I was mad. My immediate reaction was, "A nose guard? Seri ously? Can we please draft a decent safety or cornerback? This is a pass-first league." Then, after all of my imme diate complaining subsided I watched the videos of this kid. And I watched the video footage again. Vea is an absolute beast. At 6'4" 347 pounds Vea can literally throw smaller offen sive linemen out of the way. This kid was double teamed all the time. He's a monster. Vea is the same height as all-pro teammate Gerald McCoy and about 50lbs heavier. And if McCoy is usually double teamed by opposing offensive lines, how are the Bucs' opponents going to handle both of those two defensive tackles? They can't. I don't think the offensive lines can double team both of them. At least, not without sac rificing coverage on the edge. Also, with this kid's talent, he may end up being the replacement for McCoy if McCoy retires in the next couple years. Vea is going to be fun to watch and he should make an immediate impact for the Bucs' defense. At #38 the Bucs drafted Ronald Jones II from USC. This kid is fast and I think the Bucs were lucky to see him fall to the second round. Jones suffered a hamstring injury at the Combine and that may have factored into his slip in the draft. Ronald Jones is an allaround running back that can play all three downs. Meaning, unlike the recently departed Doug Martin, Jones can catch and block in passing situa tions. Does that mean HC Koetter will actually keep the same running back on the field for an entire possession? That remains to be seen. Last year, the Bucs continuously rotated between Martin, Peyton Barber, Chris Sims and Jacquiz Rodgers and it seemed like the running backs had a hard time getting a feel for the game flow because they were con stantly shuffled on and off the field. I'm interested to see how the Bucs are going to use this kid. hopefully, as a true three down back. As of today, the Bucs have a decent offensive line, resigned tight end Cameron Brate and a developing 2nd year and former first round draft pick tight end O.J. Howard. Howard and Brate both block well enough. If Jones is as good as his college highlight reel suggests, it would make a lot of sense, maybe too much sense, to line up in a two tight end set, and just forget about slot wide receiver Adam Humphries. Hear me out. Line up Brate and Howard on either side of the line (or the same side) with wide receivers Mike Evans and Desean Jackson. The Bucs could easily call multiple runs, passes or play actions out of that formation with solid offensive players on the field. I'm pretty happy with this pick. The Bucss ground game hasn't been too dependable during the Doug Martin era. A solid run game should make it easier on quarterback Jameis Winston. In fact, Jones has been compared to Jamaal Charles, one of the NFL's best rushers of recent memory. My only real head scratcher was the selection at #94 of offensive lineman Alex Cappa from Humbolt State. "Where's that," you ask? I didn't know either. I Googled it. Humbolt is a small Division 2 school in northern California. So, not only did we draft an unknown commodity in round 3, but we used up multiple picks to do so. The Bucs traded an extra pick to Min nesota to move up and select a lineman that basically no one outside of NFL scouts has heard about. When asked about the selection, the Bucs front office basically said: "trust us." We'll see. I'm not saying we shouldn't have drafted him, but maybe not traded up in the third round? Hopefully, I'm wrong. All in all, this was an im pressive job by the Bucs's front office. Will it translate into more wins this year? Only time will tell. But, the Bucs have done a solid job with free agency and the draft this offseason. Tampa Conducts Impressive Draft J erry O'Neal Phillips Jr., D.O.B. 630-1962, D.O.D. 5-62018. It is with much sadness I announce the passing of my son Jerry Jr., 55, who passed from this life Sunday, May 6, approx 5 p.m. CST. God spared his suffering. He knew of the cancer three weeks and passed quietly at home three hours out of the hospital. Let your prayers be for those we love who are still with us in the grips of cancer. May they survive or pass qui etly as did my son. Parents are not supposed to be burying our children. Only God knows my departure sched ule. Boy, I love politics. I learned that 13, yeah 13, people are shooting for the title of mayor in Nashville, Tenn. The pay must be great. Should I call them the Dirty Dozen? That title has al ready been used, so I will just call them the Losing Dozen. There can be only one winner and 12 losers. Zolfo Springs may be the home plate for the buzzard, but I have watched three for two weeks circling over the same spot in Manchester, Tenn. Maybe they are looking for other real estate so look out Florida, you may be losing your state bird. (Editor's Note: Florida's state bird is the mockingbird.) I always seem to find humor at a funeral. A friend passed on, and his wife and ex were both there. After a couple of days viewing, his ex said he just don't look right. He always had a cigarette either in his mouth or behind his ear. She walked over and placed a Marlboro on his ear. His wife said the most she saw of him was a Bud Light in one hand or the other. The family were all in and out, nobody paying much at tention until his mother looked at the casket. His right hand was just above the opening and holding a half-empty Bud Light. He was buried with both. From sand piles to dirt piles ... the only place Johnny and I had to play was a sandy yard or road. Morning, noon or night we were always dirty from bare heads to our shoeless feet. When it rained it was mud but not for long. Sand soaks up rain almost as fast as it gets wet. Years went by. Boys grew into young men, and we went our separate ways. Somehow Johnny could not shake the dirt off. For a long time he had a trucking business, dump trucks hauling dirt. Then he sold out. Next was a shrimp boat fiasco, a total in the hole failure. Then a machine shop. Still get ting dirty each day. I suppose he is the one who kept Lava Soap in business. When he retired it became hard to find Lava Soap in any store. But that is the way when you live close to the earth, you get dirty. Off and gone ... I took my cap off and realized something. Since I am only part Indian I saw why I cannot wear a Mohawk hairdo. No hair on top. Maybe a white pigtail could be arranged if God allows me enough time to let it grow out. That's about all I can muster now. I am amazed that the alligator hunter from Houma, La., never gets his braid caught in that airboat engine or even a gator's jaw leaning off that boat. I had to let mine grow for three years just to be a Mall Santa, then it decided to go off on its own like musicians often do. It never came back home. My hair is like my children, all scattered with the wind, and turning gray. Never too old to learn. I learned two things this week. Alabama and Georgia have one thing in common. They both hate Auburn. FSU and UF also have one thing in common. They hate Alabama. Laying all things aside I wish you would stop picking on Vanderbilt. Vandy is not sup posed to be football players. They turn out sur geons, and who wants a surgeon with a broken arm? As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchulaNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThere will be a meeting of theHARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSto consider a Proposed Change to the Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC South Fort Meade Mine Hardee County Proposed reclassification and addition of 222.3 acresMosaic Fertilizer, LLC onThursday, June 7, 2018 at 8:35 A.M.or as soon thereafter at Hardee County Board of County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida Copies of the documents relating to this report are avail able for public inspection during regular office hours at the office of the Hardee County Mining Coordinator, 220 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering recommendations from the Plan ning/Zoning Board and decision of the Board of County Commissioners, the Boards shall rely solely on testi mony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should con tact the County Managers Office at least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing. Russell Melendy, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 5:17c B2 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The title of the annual Wild cat Invitational has beenclaimed by Michael Claman. The annual event is a fundraiser for Hardee SeniorHigh School athletic programs. Timothy Chandler finished second and Heath Prescott fin ished third overall. In the first flight, Jett Dexter Jr. took first, George Heineclaimed second, and JeffGaddy finished third. Matt Moye was first in the second flight, Justin Bromleywas second, and Gregg Moyefinished third. In the third flight, John Hamilton finished in the firstplace slot, Spencer Decker fin ished the day in second, andTom Fay claimed the thirdplace title. In the fourth flight, Jerry Albritton was first, Luis Ve cerra was second, and JoseCamillo was third. Mark Toledo was first in the fifth flight, Travis Tubbs wassecond, and Paul Samuels fin ished the day third overall. SENIOR GOLF Michael Claman Wins Wildcat Invitational COURTESY PHOTOS Michael Claman claimed the annual title at the WildcatInvitational – a fundraiser for high school athletics. Heath Prescott, Timothy Chandler, and Michael Claman were the championship flight. Jeff Gaddy, Jett Dexter, and George Heine played in the first flight. Matt Moye and Gregg Moye played in the third flight. Travis Tubbs and Paul Samuels played in the fifth flight. Jose Camillo, Jerry Albritton, and Luis Vecerra played in the fourth flight. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The summer youth golf season will tee off Saturday(May 18) with the SertomaAdult—Child Kickoff Clas sic. The shotgun start event will hit the links at 8:30 a.m. at Turtle Run Golf Course atSun ‘N Lake Golf Club in Se bring. Cost for the two-person modified scramble is $75 perteam and covers golf, cart,range balls, lunch, andawards for one adult and onechild. Payment can be made the day of the event. For registration email ser tomajrtour@gmail.com or call the Sun ‘N Lake GolfShop at 863-385-4830, ext. 1. The Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club is located at 5223 Sun ‘NLake Blvd., Sebring. YOUTH GOLF Sertoma Kickoff Classic Set For Saturday 5:17c Make The Winning Score! SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENT, MONDAY AT NOON) Spring Football Game Thursday spring. “The players have had a great attitude,” he said. “Theyhave given great effort everyday during practice.” Kemp said having close to 20 practices in a row before agame is not easy to do, and heis proud of the way the teamhas handled it. During the Orange and Blue game last week, he saidthe defense played really well,often outplaying the offense. He added the offense did do some good things, which iscontinuing to improve afterhaving some transfers addedto the backfield and a youngerbut talented receiving corps inthe mix. The most important thing, he said, is so far the team has made it through spring with out any injuries, which hehopes will continue leadinginto the summer strength andconditioning program. Kemp plans on playing most of his first-team playersduring the first game and willuse the second game to get alook at some of the youngerplayers during game condi tions. He only expects to dress around 35 players for thegame so he expects everyoneto see plenty of action. Kemp said several players were out this spring for vari ous reasons, but he expects tohave several back for thesummer and overall numbersto increase heading into thefall. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate After nearly four weeks of practices, the 2018 HardeeWildcats will finally take thefield tonight (Thursday) in anabbreviated three-team con test at Wildcat Stadium. The first game, which will kick off at 6:30, will be be tween Hardee and CardinalMooney of Sarasota. Each contest will only be a half of a normal game. The second game will be between Cardinal Mooneyand Avon Park, before theWildcats come back onto thefield and face the Red Devilsin the finally. Head Coach Brian Kemp has been very pleased withwhat he has seen so far this FILE PHOTOS The Wildcats are back in action tonight for a three-way scrimmage at Wildcat Sta dium. The boys in orange and blue are heading back to the gridiron tonight (Thursday) at Wildcat Stadium. May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3

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– CHURCHSCHEDULE– APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange Street • 773-1017 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape Street Sunday Morn. Worship .......8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Night Chidren & Youth ................4:30 p.m. Adult Class.........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 3950 Aurora Avenue • 375-2864 Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. • 375-2231 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ...............6:30 p.m. Wednesday.........................7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE POWER OUTREACH CHURCH 725 Palmetto Street Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Empowerment Class............................7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday.....................5:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy.17 N • 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study.........................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Children’s Church............10:45 a.m.Evening Worship ....... .........6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Youth (7th-12th grade).......6:00 p.m.Adult Discipleship Train. ...6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 4-3rd grade) 6:30 p.m. BOLD (4th-6th grade)........6:30 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2875 Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening.................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH 140 E. Main Street • 836-273-7576 Sunday Morning Worship .10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. GATEWAY CHURCH (formerly Faith Assemly of God) 4937 Hwy. 17 N. • 375-4000 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ...........7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto Street • 375-3226 Church School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Service.................7:00 p.m.Wed. Bible Study/Prayer....7:00 p.m.Communion-2nd Sun. Eve.6:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 4315 Chester Avenue • 773-4089 Misa (Espanol) Sunday......7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street • 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion.11:00 p.m.Martes Estudio Biblico.......7:00 p.m.Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.7:00 p.m.Jueves De Predicacion.......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street • 445-0290 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer........... ....6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. • 781-5887 Sense Sunday....................11:00 a.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Sunday Bread of Life.........3:15 p.m.2nd Sunday Communion..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. • 375-3208 Sunday..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.Wednesday..............................7 p.m.Friday......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road • 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.....9:45 a.m.Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion......5:00 p.m.Miercoles Servico..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 • 375-4032 Morning Service...............10:30 a.m.Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School.......9:30 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop • 448-2831 Martes: Oracion..................7:00 p.m.Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica...7:00 p.m.Domingo: Servicio...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. • Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane • 863-245-2371 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer.................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. • 494-5622 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road • 773-3052 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Englishg Service...............11:30 a.m.General Worship Service ....1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS 615 Rainey Blvd. • 941-755-8600 Mybayside.church Sunday Services.................8:15 a.m. ....................10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Fusion (6th 8th grade)..................... ................Duing all Sunday Services Wednesday Epic (9th 12th grade)... ............................................6:30 p.m. CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service..........10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group................7:00 p.m.Youth Cell Group...............7:00 p.m.Children’s Cell Group........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Rd. 64 East • 773-3447 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ....... .......11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wesnesday Children’s Ministry......... ............................................5:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship ...........6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 240 Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. • 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting.............9:00 a.m.Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Priesthood.........................11:00 a.m. ELEVATE COMMUNITY CHURCH 529 West Main Street (Robarts Funeral Home Chapel) Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. Weekly Life Groups ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 908 Martin Luther King Ave 773-0160 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:30 a.m.Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath7:30 p.m.Friday (Holy Ghost Night).7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Avenue • 773-2105 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper.............6:15 p.m.Wed. Youth Fellowship ......7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Avenue • 773-3800 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Children’s Chuch..............10:40 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main Street • 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages......9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4)..................5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting6:00 p.m.NEST Backyard (PK-Grade 4)..................6:30 p.m. Club 56..............................6:00 p.m.Youth Group (Grades 7-12)6:00 p.m.Church Orchestra..............5:15 p.m.Adult Choir.......................6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. • 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Open..... ................ .................................9:00-10:20 a.m. Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade...........10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast.......................10:30 a.m.Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)..........................10:30 a.m. Worship Service...............10:30 a.m.W EDNESDAY : Generations Caf Opens.................... ....................................5:15-6:15p.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th grade..............5:45 p.m.Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade.........6:30-7:30 p.m.Adutl Bible Studies....6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Avenue 773-6556 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................4:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Avenue • 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship.........9:15 a.m.Sunday School............. .......9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner...6:00 p.m.Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming. ............................................7:00 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 www.flfirstag.org Sun. Community Groups....9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Family Night Wednesday ...7:00 p.m. Ministry for all ages! FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA FUENTE DE VIDA Bilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges 311 Goolsby St. • 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo..............10:30 a.m.Wednesday/Mircoles........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. • 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service..10:00 a.m.Sunday Night Service.........6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth.......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. “Night in the Word”..7:00 p.m.Wed. Extreme Kids............7:00 p.m.Thursday Prayer.................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road • 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion................7:00 p.m.Jueves Clase Biblica........7:00 p.m.Viernes Servicio...............7:30 p.m.Domingo Servicio..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School.................10: 00 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos...........................6:00 p.m.Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. • 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica......................10:00 a.m. Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Lunes Oracion....................6:00 p.m.Miercoles Servicio.............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 155 Altman Road • 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center • 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. • 773-6622 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIONAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. • 773-2929 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Sunday Evening Service....6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue • 781-5887 Sense Saturday...................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” The Bread of Life...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East • 773-2101 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper...6:00 p.m.Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue • 863-657-2253 Sunday School....................9:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service.4:00 p.m.Allen Christian Endeavor...4:00 p.m.Wed. & Fri. Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m.Wednesday.........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue • 773-6947 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street • 735-0321 www.ogbcwauchula.org Sunday Schedule:Bible Study for All Ages ....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Schedule:M&M Kid’s Klub...............6:00 p.m.Youth Group.......................6:00 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Worship/Communion.....9:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road • 452-1281 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wed. Evening Prayer..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road • 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)....5:00 p.m. (Spanish).....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)................11:30 a.m.(Creole)...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo...........................9:45 a.m.Daily Mass in English........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street • 773-9068 Sabbath School...................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue • 773-4368 Sunday School.......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service.........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training..7:30 p.m.Thurs. Youth Bible Study...7:00 p.m.Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:30 p.m.Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 • Pastor 385-7867 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street • 735-1200 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union...................5:00 p.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee • 735-1544 Gospel Music....................10:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street • 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road • 832-7829 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Worship.............................11:00 a.m.Evening..............................1:00 p.m.Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 781-5887 M-F Family Services..........8:00 a.m.Sense Friday.......................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Friday Bread of Life...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586 Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Children’s Church............10:00 a.m.Wed. Youth & F.T.H...........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Deadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Avenue East Escuela Dominical............10:00 a.m.Servicio del Domingo.......11:00 a.m. ............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles.......7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday.......................10:30 a.m.Evening Service.................6:30 p.m.5th Sunday..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 735-0636 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane • 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica.............10:00 a.m.Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Pioneer Club.................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche..........7:00 p.m.Mierecoles Merienda..........6:00 p.m.Servicio..............................8:00 p.m.Sabado Liga de Jovenes.....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN Everyone seems to worship someone or something for one reason or another. Early in life we realize that we need help to sur vive and cannot make it on ourown. Initially it is a parent or aparent-substitute that is there tohelp us. Then, as we get older andbecome more independent, webegin to realize that there areother sources to meet our needs.We begin to look to them for whatthey can do for us or perhaps giveto us in exchange for our alle giance or respect. We think thatthey will bring us something weneed. It’s only natural. The question is not whether or not we worship but what orwhom we worship. It can be fameor fortune, power or prestige, aperson or a philosophy someoneor something that we believe isgreater than ourselves and willbring us peace and happiness, joyand satisfaction. It is someone orsomething that we believe is supe rior to us and we are willing tosurrender and submit ourselves toit. But, really, it only reveals ourlostness and our need for Some one Who is above us, beyond us -yet cares for us. The Psalmist invites us to, “Come, let us worship and bowdown, let us kneel before the Lordour Maker.” He wants us to recog nize the superiority and suffi ciency of God our Creator. Oncewe acknowledged God as ourCreator we immediately recog nize Him as the source of all thatwe have or ever will have. Wor ship becomes God-centered andnot man or thing centered. Wor ship results in turning our livesover to God and recognizing Hisgrace and sovereignty as we bowbefore Him in awe. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eB4 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAYThe School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects previously advertised for the 2017 to 2018 school year. New projects to be funded: MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR Sr. Highunderground drainage system North Wauchula Elementaryunderground water supply and drainage systems All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on May 21, 2018 at 5:05 P.M., in the School Board meeting room located at 230 South Florida Av enue, Wauchula, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting. 5:17cPUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS COMMISSION MEETING LOCATION CHANGEDue to the Town Hall Renovations Project the Town of Zolfo Springs will hold their monthly Commission Meet ing at the Recreation Building located at Pioneer Park, 2828 Pioneer Blvd, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The monthly meeting for May will be held on May 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM. 5:17c Ingrown Toenail?Feet Hurt?Get care for all your foot problems Call Dale Anderson, DPM at 863-314-8600 for an appointment in WauchulaNo Insurance Necessary Hablamos espaol Sebring Podiatry Center6801 US 27 North, Suite D3 Sebring, FL 33870863-314-8600 Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available! Dr. Dale C. AndersonPodiatric Physician & Surgeon5:17c "BED POST" DOLL Dolls have been favored toys for centuries. Long before there were manufactured china, metal or plastic-headed dolls, there were wooden, rag and even dried-apple heads. And often, where there was no available doll material, folk-art dolls were made with leather and beads, silk stockings, felt, carved stone and fur, knit socks, clothes pins, wishbones, corn cobs, acorns and pinecones even old broom sticks. A 2016 doll auction sold a German carved wooden folkart doll, made in about 1850 from a hollow wooden tube and other wood pieces, for $1,600. It is 20 inches tall and is decorated with a painted geo metric design. There are no arms or legs, but the paint suggests a bunting blanket used on babies. The auction catalog called it the "bed post doll" because the head looked like the top of a bed post and was, per haps, made from a recycled bedpost. The original painted finish, age, size and originality all added to the value. *** Q: I'd like to know some thing about F. Winkles & Co. pottery. Is it old or valuable? A: F. Winkle & Co. made earthenware at the Colonial Pottery in Stoke, Staffordshire, England, from 1890 to 1931. Ridgways took over F. Winkle & Co. in 1931. The Colonial Pottery became Whieldon San itary Potteries Ltd., later a subsidiary of Doulton Co. The factory was torn down in about 2000. Pottery by F. Winkle & Co. is selling for low prices. Dinner plates sell for $10-$25, bread and butter plates for $9, a fruit dish for $15. Serving dishes sell for higher prices. *** Q: We have an old castiron stove that reads "Wooddale Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. Louisville, KY" on the front. It belongs to my mom and we want to sell it, but we need to know an asking range. A: Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Co. was estab lished in 1840 by William Burke Belknap. Belknap made stoves, hot plates, dutch ovens, skillets and waffle irons. The company name became Belk nap, Inc., in 1968. It closed in 1985. Some stoves with the same mark as yours sell for $250-$300. CURRENT PRICES Store sign, Ice Cream 5 Cents, ice cream-cone shaped, impressed lettering, copper, c. 1920, 14 x 6 inches, $160. Charm bracelet, Bakelite, three hot dogs on buns, 4 footballs, 4 beer bottles, chain, 7 inches, $370. Toy sand shovel, Mickey and Minnie on beach, Disneyana, tin lithograph, wood handle, Ohio Art, 1930s, 6 x 7 x 21 inches, $595. Needlework, embroidered silk textile, classical scene with servant pouring water, c. 1810, 21 x 17 inches, $800. Tip: If possible, hang an oil painting on an inside wall away from direct sunlight. Keep up with changes in the collectibles world. Send for a FREE sample issue of our 12page, color-illustrated monthly newsletter, "Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles," filled with prices, news, information and photos, plus major sale reports and opinions about the world of collecting. It's a must for all collectors. Write Kovels, P.O. Box 292758, Kettering, OH 45429-8758, or call 800-8299158.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Kovels Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel The pink, red and green stripes probably represent a blanket wrapped around this wooden folk art doll. The 20-inch-doll sold for $1,600 at a Theriault's doll auc tion in Maryland. 5/17/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:37 AM Set: 8:10 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 33 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:39 AM Set: 10:41 PM Overhead: 3:40 PM Underfoot: 3:10 AM Moon Phase 7% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:10 AM 5:10 AM 3:40 PM 5:40 PM Minor Times 8:39 AM 9:39 AM 10:41 PM 11:41 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -45/18/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:36 AM Set: 8:10 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 34 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:39 AM Set: 11:42 PM Overhead: 4:42 PM Underfoot: 4:11 AM Moon Phase 14% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:11 AM 6:11 AM 4:42 PM 6:42 PM Minor Times 9:39 AM 10:39 AM 11:42 PM 12:42 AM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/19/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:36 AM Set: 8:11 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 35 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:41 AM Set: --:-Overhead: 5:42 PM Underfoot: 5:12 AM Moon Phase 23% Waxing Crescent Major Times 5:12 AM 7:12 AM 5:42 PM 7:42 PM Minor Times --:---:-10:41 AM 11:41 AM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/20/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:35 AM Set: 8:11 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 36 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:45 AM Set: 12:38 AM Overhead: 6:40 PM Underfoot: 6:11 AM Moon Phase 33% Waxing Crescent Major Times 6:11 AM 8:11 AM 6:40 PM 8:40 PM Minor Times 12:38 AM 1:38 AM 11:45 AM 12:45 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/21/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:35 AM Set: 8:12 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 37 mins. Moon Data Rise: 12:49 PM Set: 1:29 AM Overhead: 7:35 PM Underfoot: 7:08 AM Moon Phase 44% Waxing Crescent Major Times 7:08 AM 9:08 AM 7:35 PM 9:35 PM Minor Times 1:29 AM 2:29 AM 12:49 PM 1:49 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -45/22/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:34 AM Set: 8:12 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 38 mins. Moon Data Rise: 1:51 PM Set: 2:14 AM Overhead: 8:27 PM Underfoot: 8:01 AM Moon Phase 50% First Quarter Major Times 8:01 AM 10:01 AM 8:27 PM 10:27 PM Minor Times 2:14 AM 3:14 AM 1:51 PM 2:51 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 5/23/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:34 AM Set: 8:13 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 39 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:50 PM Set: 2:55 AM Overhead: 9:16 PM Underfoot: 8:52 AM Moon Phase 66% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 8:52 AM 10:52 AM 9:16 PM 11:16 PM Minor Times 2:55 AM 3:55 AM 2:50 PM 3:50 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -45/24/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:34 AM Set: 8:14 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 40 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:49 PM Set: 3:34 AM Overhead: 10:03 PM Underfoot: 9:40 AM Moon Phase 76% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 9:40 AM 11:40 AM 10:03 PM 12:03 AM Minor Times 3:34 AM 4:34 AM 3:49 PM 4:49 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar ForecastProvided courtesy of solunarforecast.com To Your Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: You have written many articles about high blood pressure, but I want to know about low blood pressure. What is nor mal? What is low, and what is dangerously low? I have a heart issue for which I take medication. I want to know if my blood pressure is too low. Anon. ANSWER: Among young adults, only 5 percent of men will have a blood pressure below 110/60 or so, and for young women, it's 90/46. Blood pressure tends to go up with age, so low blood pressure numbers are higher for older adults. For people with healthy hearts, the only time we worry about low blood pressure is if there are symptoms, and the most common symptoms are lightheadedness and fainting. In people with congestive heart failure, low blood pressure usu ally is not concerning in itself, but because it might indicate that the heart is getting weaker. However, many of the medica tions used for CHF reduce blood pressure, which can even limit the amount of medication that can be used. In people with blockages in their arteries, too low a blood pressure can cause inadequate blood flow to parts of the heart and cause angina symptoms. The blood pressure is dan gerously low when a disease process is causing the low blood pressure. In extreme cases, low blood pressure is one of the most dangerous signs of shock. But in general, for healthy people, low blood pressures are not worrisome. DR. ROACH WRITES: I have received more letters about hearing loss than I would have believed possible. Most of the advice was consistent, so let me review what both pro fessionals and people who have been through the process of getting hearing aids have ad vised. First, have realistic expectations about what a hearing aid can do. It does not make your hearing what it was 50 years ago. Loud noises can be painfully overamplified. Second, find someone who really knows what he or she is doing. The people whose technicians spent a lot of time teaching, discussing the differ ent options and adjusting them after purchase were the most satisfied. (The adjustment pe riod can take weeks.) A referral from a satisfied friend could be a good place to start. Several professionals recommended that your audiologist be certi fied by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Third, be prepared to spend some money. Good hearing aids are expensive. More ex pensive doesn't always mean better, but most of my readers felt that the money they spent on hearing aids was well worth it. I'm sure there are some great ones, and some not as great. Many veterans wrote me to tell me about their (mostly) good experiences at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Fourth, try many models. Some people prefer in-the-ear, some over-the-ear. Because it takes a long time to get used to them, you need to wear them pretty much constantly. Both your ears and your brain need time to adjust, so be patient. Finally, several people and one chapter president wrote to me about the Hearing Loss Association of America (www.hearingloss.org) and the benefit they gained from visiting their local chapter and shar ing their experiences. Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual let ters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email ques tions to ToYourGoodHealth @med.cornell.edu. To view and order health pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.(c) 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Up To $3,000 Reward!Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips:1(800) 226 8477orheartlandcrimestoppers.com May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5

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5:17c MAD SCIENTIST COURTESY PHOTOS It was lab coats andlaughter as Zolfo SpringsElementary students andtheir families experiencedan evening of scientificdemonstrations duringthe school’s ScienceNight. The top photoshows Payton May watch ing closely as the experi ment begins. In themiddle photo, BrodiePrescott fills a beaker justas scientists do. The bot tom photo shows the stu dents’ reactions as themad scientist creates acloud of excitement! Both Florida orange and grapefruit production dippedslightly in the latest forecastreleased Thursday, May 10,by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. The USDA’s May report es timates Florida orange produc tion for 2017-18 at 44.95million boxes, a 50,000 boxdecrease from last month.Florida grapefruit productionwas also reduced by 50,000boxes, to 3.95 million boxes.The reductions were in Naveloranges and white grapefruit,according to the USDA. “With everything Florida Citrus growers have gonethrough this year, we considertoday’s forecast to be rela tively stable and not unex pected,” said Shannon Shepp,executive director of theFlorida Department of Citrus.“This is an industry choosingto remain optimistic about thefuture. And part of that opti mism comes from the supportwe’ve received from policymakers, industry and con sumers.” Hurricane Irma had a devas tating impact on the Floridacitrus industry. Florida grow ers reported 30 to 70 percentcrop loss after HurricaneIrma’s landfall on September10, with the southwest regionof the state receiving the mostdamage. The hurricane up rooted trees and left manygroves sitting in standingwater for up to three weeks,potentially damaging the rootsystems and impacting future seasons’ growth. In October, the Florida De partment of Agriculture andConsumer Services announcedthat Florida citrus sustainedmore than $760 million indamages due to HurricaneIrma. The U.S. Senate andHouse of Representativespassed federal disaster recov ery relief as part of a largerspending bill in February. InApril, the USDA announced itwill begin implementing disas ter payments of up to $2.36billion in response to 2017hurricanes and wildfires. Prior to Hurricane Irma, Florida was expected to pro duce about 75 million boxes oforanges this season, accordingto private estimates.About the Florida Department of CitrusThe Florida Department ofCitrus is an executive agencyof Florida governmentcharged with the marketing,research and regulation of theFlorida citrus industry. Its ac tivities are funded by a taxpaid by growers on each boxof citrus that moves throughcommercial channels. The in-dustry employs 45,000 people,provides an annual economicimpact of $8.6 billion to thestate, and contributes hun dreds of millions of dollars intax revenues that help supportFlorida’s schools, roads andhealth care services. For moreinformation about the FloridaDepartment of Citrus, pleasevisit FloridaCitrus.org. USDA: ‘17-18 FloridaOrange Crop EstimatedAt 44.95 Million Boxes Thousands of quota hunt opportunities are offered eachyear by the Florida Fish &Wildlife Conservation Com mission. Hunters may choose to apply for fall quota hunts fordeer and wild hogs. There alsoare special hunts for families,youth, people with disabilities,bowhunters and those huntingwith muzzleloaders. A quota is the maximum number of hunters allowed ona particular wildlife manage ment area. The FWC sets quo tas based on an area’s size,habitat, game populations andregulations. There are several types of quota permits, most of whichare issued by random drawing,and the Phase I application pe riod for these fall quota huntsis May 15–June 15. I’m talking about archery, muzzleloading gun, generalgun, wild hog, youth, family,track vehicle, airboat and mo bility-impaired quota hunt per mits. You may apply for each of the above hunt types, and thereis no fee to do so but unless ex empt, you must have an up-to-date $26 management areapermit. The FWC offers youth deer hunts on Camp BlandingWMA in Clay County and onAndrews WMA in LevyCounty for children betweenthe ages of 8 and 15. Apply fora youth quota hunt permit –160 kids will get this opportu nity. During these hunts onlythe youngsters may hunt, andthey, along with their adult su pervisors, are the only peopleallowed on the area. There will be family quota hunts on 30 WMAs and, ifdrawn, the permit requires oneadult take one or two youthshunting. The adult may nothunt without taking along ayoungster. Hunters certified by the FWC as mobility-impairedmay apply for Mobility-im paired Quota Permits thatallow exclusive access to gen eral gun hunts on 10 of thestate’s public hunting areas. Apply anytime from now to June 15 at GoOutdoors Florida.com or have a license agent or tax collector’s officeapply for you. To find out if you’ve been selected, log onto your cus tomer account at that sameweb address after 10 a.m. onJune 19. Special Opportunity Another great option is ap plying for special-opportunityfall hunt permits. Since 1997, the FWC has offered these unique fall-sea son hunts for deer, wild hogand released quail on somewell-managed public huntinglands. These extraordinary hunts offer large tracts of land withan abundance of game and lowhunting pressure. All deerhunts allow you to take onlymature bucks with at least oneantler having four or morepoints, one inch or longer.Wild hogs also are legal totake during the deer hunts, andthere is no size or bag limit onhogs. Special-opportunity deer and wild hog hunts take placein Central Florida on FortDrum, Lake Panasoffkee,Triple N Ranch and GreenSwamp West Unit WMAs. There is one seven-day gen eral gun deer and hog hunt onthe 20,858-acre Fort DrumWMA in Indian River County.The hunt costs $50, if you getdrawn. Lake Panasoffkee, in Sumter County, has eight four-day archery hunts for deer andhog on 8,676 acres. The per mits are $100 for each hunt. There are two seven-day general gun deer and hog hunts at Triple N Ranch inOsceola County. The permitcosts $175 for each of the twohunt dates. Pasco County’s Green Swamp West Unit, where thestate’s highest-scoring deer onrecord was taken, has twoarchery hunts for deer andhogs on its 34,335 acres. Thereare also three general gunhunts for deer and hogs. Allare four-day hunts costing$100. The FWC also has releasedquail hunts on the Carr Unit ofBlackwater WMA in SantaRosa County. With thesehunts, you must bring and re lease your own pen-raisedquail. These are seven-day(Saturday through Friday)hunts that run 16 consecutiveweeks. There’s just one permit available for each week, and ifyou’re lucky enough to drawone, you and up to three ofyour friends will have the en tire 250 acres to yourselves.The permit costs $100 for eachweek. Special-opportunity hunt permits are transferable bysimply giving the permit to an other person. If you’d like to take part in one or more of these hunts,you may apply now throughmidnight of June 15. You can apply for as many special-opportunity hunts anddates as you like to increaseyour chances of being se lected, but you must includethe $5 nonrefundable applica tion fee for each one. Huntersare limited to drawing onlyone permit per hunt area,though. Special-opportunity results are available in rounds. If youdon’t claim your permit bypaying for it in full by theclaim deadline for each round,you forfeit it, and it’ll be avail able to the next customer wait ing in line in the next round. Whether it’s a gator permit you want, or a fall quota, spe cial-opportunity or refuge huntthat you’re after – or all of theabove – don’t forget to applyin May! Now’s The Time To Apply For Quota, Special Hunts HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. • Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 5:17c B6 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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5:3-17c KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Wauchula Elementary School recentlyheld its annual Kindergarten Roundup towelcome the newest Bobcats for the2018-19 school year. Fifth-grade studentsserved as ambassadors and helped getthe new kindergarten students to each ac tivity. It was an exciting time as studentsmet the aWESome kindergarten teachersat WES, had fun in the photo booth, andtook home a bag full of goodies! 1. INVENTION: When was the nylon-bristle tooth brush invented? 2. HISTORY: By what other name was the Frenchmilitary leader Joan of Arcknown? 3. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: What color is the fa mous Hope Diamond? 4. U.S. STATES: What is the capital of Kansas? 5. TELEVISION: What was the theme song to the1970s cop show "Baretta"? 6. BIBLE: Who are the only two angels to be directlynamed in the Bible? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the name of the main moun tain range where Mount Ever est is located? 8. MEDICAL: What area of the body is affected by bur sitis? 9. LANGUAGE: What is an elision? 10. ENTERTAINERS: For what crime was actress SophiaLoren jailed in 1982? ANSWERS 1. 1938, by Dupont2. The Maid of Orleans3. Blue4. Topeka 5. "Keep Your Eye on theSparrow" 6. Michael and Gabriel7. The Himalayas8. The joints9. Omission of a sound or syllable 10. Tax evasion (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. Is the book of Damascus in the Old or New Testamentor neither? 2. From 2 Samuel 14, who was the best-looking man inIsrael during King David'sreign? Joel, Samuel, David,Absalom 3. To whom did Naaman the Syrian ask forgivenessafter worshipping the godRimmon? Saul, Christ, Elisha,Darius 4. From John 3, who was a Pharisee and ruler among theJews? Zacchaeus, Nicodemus,Judas, Peter 5. Who was known as the "Supplanter"? Aaron, Moses,Jacob, Hosea 6. What was the name of David's first wife? Rachel,Priscilla, Michal, Ruth ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Absalom; 3) Elisha; 4)Nicodemus; 5) Jacob; 6)Michal (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey STEAK SECRETS Steaks that are at least 3/4inch to 1-inch thick won't dryout easily during grilling. Trimoff excess fat and slash the fatedges at 1-inch intervals toprevent curling. Turn your steak with tongs once, halfway through cooking(don't use a fork — it willpierce the meat and let the nat ural juices escape). Many fac tors can influence cookingtime — including the weather(especially wind) when you'reusing charcoal — so test for doneness by cutting into thethickest part of the steak andchecking its color. Let steak stand for a few minutes before serving. Thisallows the meat juices, whichhave been driven to the centerof the meat by the heat, to re turn to the surface, resulting injuicier meat.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipes/. (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping B8 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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5:17c RIBBON WINNERS COURTESY PHOTOS Recognized for their projects and experiments at Zolfo Springs Elementary School’sannual Science Fair were these blue, red and white ribbon winners. Poster boardsdescribed the theories they tested, from start to ribbon-earning finish, as they ex plored such topics as the environment and natural resources to chemistry and tech nology. Salad for Supper A bowl filled with a cold salad with flavorful ingredientsare a "hot" menu item this year!There are several ways to in corporate the numerous vari eties of spring vegetables,superfoods, grains and cheesesinto a "super" salad by usingsimple preparation methods.Here are a few tips to make asalad that will appeal to eventhe pickiest eater: Make it colorful! Skip the iceberg and opt for spinach,kale or another dark leafygreen. Dark leafy greens sup ply a tremendous amount ofnutrients, including vitamin A,vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, cal cium and fiber. Add color withsome carrots, red bell peppers,tomatoes, blanched asparagus,beets or any other vegetable,and you get additional nutrientscritical for maintaining eye sight, bone health and digestivehealth. Salad isn't just for vegetables anymore! Try adding in cooked grains such as brown rice,quinoa and barley to add nutri tious texture, and fruits like ap ples, citrus segments, grapes,strawberries or blueberries toyour plate of colorful vegeta bles. Like many vegetables,fruits contain antioxidants thatcan help protect against certainforms of cancer and reduce lev els of LDL, or bad cholesterol.Try to limit or avoid driedfruits, such as dried cranberriesor blueberries. These oftenhave added sugars that can upthe calorie content of yoursalad. Add a healthy crunch! A few toasted walnuts or almonds,spicy baked garbanzo beansand pickled vegetables are agreat addition to any salad. Add some protein! Protein takes longer to digest, so itkeeps us full longer. Proteinalso is needed for healthy mus cles. Eggs, lean meat, beansand cheese (in limited quanti ties) are easy ways to add pro tein. Find a healthier dressing that works for you! There now are quite a variety of lightdressings and vinaigrettes tochoose from. Vinegar-baseddressings typically have less fatand calories than creamy dress ings. Oil and vinegar is ahealthy choice in limitedamounts — the healthy fatfrom the oil helps your body toabsorb some of the vitaminsfrom the salad. Creating a healthy salad can be a simple way to satisfy rec ommendations for fruit andvegetable intake. It's also awonderful way to use leftovercooked meats, vegetables andgrains. Don't be afraid to useyour grocery deli section selec tions for sliced vegetables androasted deli meats to make adelicious meal in record time. SPRING SALAD BOWL For the Salad Dressing:3 tablespoons fresh lemonjuice2 tablespoons unseasonedrice vinegar or sherry vine gar1 teaspoon sugar, stevia,agave or honey1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 cup olive oil Using a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vine gar, sugar, mustard, salt, pepperand garlic powder. Drizzle inthe olive oil while whisking until the mixture is well-com bined. Dressing will keep up tothree days in a jar or containerwith a tight-fitting lid. Whisktogether or shake the dressingto re-combine the ingredients.Makes about 1/3 cup.For the Salad Bowl:9 cups mixed tender greens(such as mizuna, tatsoi,arugula, dandelion greensand/or sorrel)3 cups Romaine hearts, orkale leaves cut into bite-sizepieces2 apples (Gala, Fuji or othersweet, crisp apples) or 2pears (Green Anjou orBartlett) sliced thinly orchopped into bite-sizedpieces, 1 large orange, peeledand segmented, or 3/4 cup ofberries 1/2 cup cooked brown rice,quinoa, barley or any otherwhole, cooked grain6 ounces deli sliced roastturkey, roast chicken breastor roast beef, cut into bite-size pieces, or cooked leftoverpoultry or beef cut into bite-size pieces1 large Haas avocado, peeled,seeded and cut into bite-sizechunks1/2 cup slivered almonds orwalnut halves, toasted 1. Using a large bowl, add the mixed greens, Romaine orkale. Pour 3/4 of the saladdressing over the greens andtoss together to coat the leaves,about 1 minute. 2. Add the fruit and grains, meat and the remaining saladdressing; toss together untilcombined. Sprinkle the avo cado and nuts on the top of thesalad. Serves 6. TIP: This salad can be sepa rated into containers to pack forlunch or a quick to-go meal.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's au thor, culinary historian and theauthor of seven cookbooks. Hernew cookbook is "The KitchenDiva's Diabetic Cookbook."Her website is www.diva-pro.com. To see how-to videos,recipes and much, much more,Like Angela Shelf Medearis,The Kitchen Diva! on Face book. Recipes may not bereprinted without permissionfrom Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis 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 : : • Pack Rat Day • National Cherry Cobbler Day • National Walnut Day • National Mushroom Hunting Day • Hummus Day May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9

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The successful applicant must have knowl edge of occupational safety hazards and necessary precautionary measures and must possess the ability to learn methods of testing, performing simple repairs, and operating water and wastewater system related chemical, mechanical and/or electrical equipment. Ap plicant must possess a valid Florida drivers license and High School diploma or equivalent. This position will remain open until filled. All interested applicants must apply at CareerSource Heartland located at 324 Sixth Avenue North, Wauchula, FL 33873. No applications will be accepted at the City Hall. The City of Bowl ing Green is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. cl5:17,24c HELP WANTEDPOLICE OFFICERCITY OF BOWLING GREENThe City of Bowling Green is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. The successful applicant must possess a current Florida certification and fulfill the hir ing prerequisites as set forth by the department, which includes a thorough background investigation and drug screening. The position will remain open until filled. To obtain an application, please contact Captain Brett Dowden or Chief John Scheel at (863)375-2255 or you may obtain one in person at 104 E. Main St. The police department offers competitive pay and benefits and an active, challenging work environment. The City of Bowling Green is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. cl5:17,24c COORDINATOR, ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SUCCESS (HARDEE CAMPUS)Full-time, grant-funded position responsible for the academic and student success of the participants in the Re-Engineering Our Future project, including pre-collegiate services, recruiting, academic/career advising. Bachelor's degree and one year of work experience required. Experience in teaching, advising, or recruiting desirable. 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Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for application and other detailed requirements.SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION cl5:17-31c 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132 4/3 CB home on 1st Ave in Wauchula$179,000 3/2 CB home in Torrey Oaks$178,500 Pool home, horse barn, creek on 16 ac$425,000 2/1 CB home on Turner Ave in Wauchula$99,000 20 ac Hollandtown Rd, 2 wells$160,000 Residential corner lot .6 ac on SR 64$22,000 198 ac hunting, fishing, grazing$3,500/ac 150 ac, well, triple rd frontage$1,500,000 Residential lot on Lake Byrd in Avon Park$50,000 5 ac Oak Hill Ranch Rd, well, septic$39,500 .5 ac lot in Briarwood Sub in Wauchula$29,000 5 ac Deer Run in Zolfo Springs$25,000 SANDY LARRISON, Broker/Owner212 W Main Street, Wauchula 33873 863-767-0565 office/863-832-0130 cellwww.AshbrookRealty.com John Freeman 863-781-4084 Rhoda McCoy-Niesz 863-245-0753 Brook Larrison 863-832-0565 Donna Steffens 863-781-3627 Jennifer Hoke 813-215-2915 James Stallings 863-412-4379 Ken Sanders 863-781-0153 Kevin Sanders 863-368-1926. cl5:17c REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3After Hours Call:Travis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-45775220 Hwy 17N Bowling Green(across from BP)Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS cl5:17tfc $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF FA An ny y V Ve eh hi ic cl le e I In n S St to oc ck k! !M Mu us st t P Pr re es se en nt t C Co ou up po on n( (o on ne e c co ou up po on n p pe er r c cu us st to om me er r) ) $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF F $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF FFrank Vasquez Realty Inc. (863) 781-4133 Frank Vasquez, BrokerRESIDENTIAL 109 North Bridle Path, Arcadia 2BR 1B Large corner lot, concrete block, central heat and air. $80,000 3BR 2B Newly built home on corner lot, 793 West County Line Rd. Bowling Green $134,000 UNDER CONTRACT 411 4th St. West, Zolfo Springs 3BR 1B block, central air on 1 acre. $77,500 UNDER CONTRACT 628 Terrell Rd., Wauchula Lg. 4BR 214B 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 $89,000ACREAGE 5 acres on Ratliff Rd. cleared and ready for home site. $40,000. UNDER CONTRACT Frank Vasquez Realty, Inc. for more listings 116 Carlton St. Suite A Wauchula, FL 33873 SALESASSOCIATES Miguel A. Santana 863-245-1758 Nancy Craft 863-832-0370cl5:17c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2002 YAMAHA VIN: JYASA17A52A007335 8:00 A.M., JUNE 1, 2018 CLIFFS WRECKER SERVICE1071 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL cl5:17c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE1997 CHEV VIN: 2GCEK19R2V1238225 8:00 A.M., MAY 28, 2018 CLIFFS WRECKER SERVICE1071 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL cl5:17cHARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52-$18.64/hr. Equipment Operator/Spotter (FL "A" CDL Air Brake, Tanker, and Hazardous Materials*)$11.72 $16.15/hr. Job descriptions @ www.hardeecounty.net, w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl5:17c 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 cl6:21tfcFREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfc HOMEINSPECTIONS Inspections For The Heartland And Beyond863-990-4019www.waynecollierinspections.com collwayne4019@gmail.comLic# HI5099 NACHI 11120910 cl5:3tfc CASH REWARD!Lost 2 male silver Labradors75-85 lbs eachPlease call 863-781-5278 863-581-1329 cl5:17p A-1 SAFARI GLASS 300 N. Florida Ave. Wauchula863-773-3434Now offering AUTO WINDOW TINTING in the Hardee County area. Let us help you beat the summer heat. Call for a FREE quote.For All Your Glass NeedsCommercial Residential AutoLicense # SCC131151430 Insuredcl5:17c DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able. 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p INTERNATIONAL 8300, 300 Big Cam Cummins, runs great, good field truck. $10,000 OBO. Mike, 863-832-2078. 5:10-6:7p LOCAL NURSERY W holesaler looking for experienced gooseneck or 5th-wheel drivers for pickups and deliveries throughout Central Florida. Candidate must have valid, clean drivers license. Part-time and permanent part-time positions available. Please send all pertinent information to P.O. Box 785, Wauchula, FL 33873. 5:10-6:7p BIKE REPAIR, 10-3 Thursday. Heaven Sent. Send resume jenny@newfocus.org. 5:3-31c Help Wanted Automotive Agriculture MAINTENANCE FOR RV PARK, apply in person at Pioneer Creek RV Resort, 138 East Broward St., Bowling Green, FL. 863-3754343. 5:10-6:7p HIRING! LABORERS 18 or Older. M-F, 8-5, Mill Production Manager, mechanic skills re quired. 863-735-1361, Florida Fence Post Company, 5251 SR64, Ona. 5:10-31c LEARN TO DRIVE A TRUCK! Get your Commercial Driver's Li cense today at South Florida State College. Scholarships available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033. 3:1-9:20p MECHANIC NEEDED. MUST have own tools. Apply in person at BG Small Engine, 4702 US Hwy. 17 N., BG. 12:21tfc FOUR YEAR OLD Black Angus Charla bull, $950. Call 863-7811884. 5:17,24p Livestock Help Wanted CASH REWARD! LOST 2 male Silver Labradors 75-85 pounds each. Please call 863-781-5278 or 863-581-1329. 5:17p LOST: GERMAN SHEPARD, Oct. Ona area. Ansers to Scout, 863-832-1792. 5:17-6:14p HAVE YOU LOST A PET? Con tact animal control in Bowling Green at 863-375-2255 to see if we have your cat or dog. We also have pets for adoption. 4:16dh/tfc 31 CUT WEEDEATER riding mower, new battery, new belt, good tires, $200. 863-832-2097. 5:17p JET3 POWERCHAIR, Like new with new batteries, never used outside, barley used at all. $700 cash. 863-473-1259. 5:10-6:7p HARDEE COUNTY QUOTA Liquor License for Sale 3PS/4COP Quota Liquor License for sale in Hardee County, FL. No liens or debt. No transfer fee. Financing is available. Rare opportunity! Only one available in the county! Contact 813-3749287 if interested. 4:26-5:24p Miscellaneous Lost/Found ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 5:17c 2 RESTAURANTS, SALVAGE yard, beer tavern, storefronts, pasture, 863-773-6616, 863-4450915 4:26-5:24p 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, large yard, $200 weekly. 863-7736616, 863-445-0915. 4:19-5:17p Rentals PetsNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2006 INFINITY VIN: JNKCV51E76M506592 8:00 A.M. MAY 31, 2018 ROBERTSTOWING377 Old Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green, FL 33834 cl5:17c B10 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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Michelle Williamson Broker Michelle@thewilliamsongrouprealty.com Everything We Touch Turns To $old West Grape Street, Bowling Green, FL 33834 JUST REDUCED ... SELLER IS MOTIVATED. NICE BUILDING LOT in Bowling Green, Florida. City utilities are available. 1007 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266863-494-9009thewilliamsongrouprealty.com 614 Coolidge Ave NE, Lake Placid, FL 33852 DREAMER'S PARADISE! This 5.5 acre parcel is cleared and ready for your dream home. You will love that you can live in the country but only be minutes from town and shopping. This property is zoned for all of your agricultural needs, so bring your animals, plant your garden/farm, live off the land and even farm to table. The property does have paved road frontage and the owner is motivated to sell. Perfect place at the Perfect Price!cl5:17c 1625 Kazen Road, Wauchula, FL 33873 DREAMER'S PARADISE! This 5.5 acre parcel is cleared and ready for your dream home. You will love that you can live in the country but only be minutes from town and shopping. This property is zoned for all of your agricultural needs, so bring your animals, plant your garden/farm, live off the land and even farm to table. The property does have paved road frontage and the owner is motivated to sell. Perfect place at the Perfect Price! Brandi Long Real Estate Agent 863-990-7256 Brandi@thewilliamsongrouprealty.com Erica Bautista Sales Associate 863-244-1957 Erica@thewilliamsongrouprealty.com $6,250 $10,000 $65,000 102 Carlton Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE HEART OF HARDEE COUNTY! This property has excellent signage and sits just feet away from the extremely busy Highway 17! Ideal for professional, retail, industrial or service business. This building could possibly hold up to 4 businesses. Whether you are looking for an investment property or a place to operate your own business, you won't find a better site for the price $149,000 Dusty Albritton1.19 ac metal warehouse with an office. 9,600 total square feet. Zoned A-1. Shallow well. $130,000 MAKE AN OFFER! VERY MOTI VATED SELLER! 40 acres Presently used for farming & has a well. $360,000 RV space for sale at Torrey Oaks Golf & RV Many improvements made. Located next to golf course. $64,900 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 Large 4,800+ sf Commercial building Close to the McDonalds intersection in Wauchula Asking $125,000 15 acres with 2 mobile homes Located in Ft Green Asking $800,000 5.43 ac vacant land in town on Florida Avenue South. Zoned C-1. $320,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., BrokerRealtor Associates Rick Knight ............... (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton ........... (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley ............. (863) 781-9664 Justin Smith ................ (863-781-3432 John ONeal ............... (863) 381-2535 Karen ONeal........... (863) 781-7633 cl5:17c Lacey Webb863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 Do you have the best coverage for your home?We have over 15 companies to offer you the right coverage for your home and lifestyle.cl5:17c T HE C LASSIFIEDS 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 Rentals I, JOE, WILL PICKUP for FREE old stoves, refrigerators, mi crowaves, freezers, lawn mow ers and other metals. Call 863-245-9898. 5:17,24p MOWING SERVICE & P ressure washing. Perseverance Property Services. 863-781-0593. 5:3-31p CANCER SURVIVOR MEETING Wednesday at the new hospital. Go through maintenance. For more information call Billy 239821-4184. 4:12tfcdh Services 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 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 WANTED A FULL-BLOODED Doberman Pinscher 2123 years old, female. 863-832-3318. 5:3-31p ANGIES ATTIC THRIFT Store, 136 East Main Street, Bowling Green. Tuesday Friday, 10-5, Saturday, 9-3. Clothes, baby items, knick knacks, much more. Donations welcome. 863-7819148, 863-781-4447. 5:10-6:7p SATURDAY, 8 am 1 pm, Gate way Church, 4937 US Hwy. 17 N., Bowling Green. All kinds of stuff! Come check us out! 5:17p Yard Sales Wanted Services Advantage Realty #1 Marcus Steven Lambert P.A. "Mark"Realtor Broker Associate 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872 Cell: 863-832-0401 Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 1-863-386-1112 Email: mark33862@gmail.com Listings: www.advantagehighlands.com Rentals: www.advantagehighlands.net cl5:10tfc Land Specialist Agricultural Commercial Residential Sales 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 cl5:25tfcPERMITTING CONTRACTOR LICENSING TECHNICIANPAY RATE: $24,369.88 ($11.72/hr.) $33,594.15 ($16.15/hr.)Wanted for the Hardee County Building & Code En forcement Department. Ability to assist both contractors and property owners in the completion of forms for con struction permitting. Require knowledge and skill in computer operation. Must have a High School Diploma or GED Complete job description and Application forms posted on County website @ www.hardeecounty.net Applications accepted in the Human Resources Department at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL. Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled. EOE F/M/V cl5:3-24c Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra Jimmy ROBERTS cl5:10-31cLight Medium Heavy TowingLow Boy ServicesLOCKOUTS TIRE CHANGES LICENSED AND INSUREDROBERTS TOWING375-4068 or 781-8195 24 Hours LEAD INSTRUCTOR, ENGINEERING PROGRAMYear-round, grant-funded faculty assignment to provide leadership and assist in the coordination of SFSCs Engineering program. Expected start date July 1, 2018 (negotiable). Master's degree or higher in a mechanical or electrical engineering program, or other directly related field required. Minimum of one (1) year of hands-on experience in application of microcontrollers and programmable logic devices in electromechanical industrial/manufacturing processes required. Anticipated starting salary range: With a Master's degree-$51,883-$56,970; Doctorate $57,882$63,557, plus a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave. Application review begins: June 3, 2018. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for application and other detailed requirements.SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION cl5:10,17c 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132 Great Location For FOR RENT 111 E. Main Street, Wauchula Office Space Retail Store Approx. 954 sq. ft.For Information ContactStephen Southwell, PA 863-773-4449cl2:8tfc You might be surprised to learn that in January 2004, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of maggots as a medical device for cleaning wounds. Presidential security was not always as formidable as it is today. In 1913, former President Theodore Roosevelt was walking down a Milwaukee street, heading to a speech he was scheduled to give. A man named John Schrank pulled out a gun and shot toward Roosevelt, who staggered but did not fall. There was no blood evident, and Roosevelt, who was campaigning for a second term, insisted on delivering his speech. When he pulled from a coat pocket the 100 pages on which his speech was written, he saw a bullet hole through the sheets of paper. Still determined to carry on, he gave his speech before going to the hospital, where it was discovered that the bullet had penetrated four inches into his body. After the perpetrator was arrested, it became evi dent that Schrank was insane; he claimed that President William McKinley had re vealed to him in a dream that Roosevelt was responsible for McKinley's assassination. Schrank spent the next 32 years in an insane asylum.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11

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BGE Kids Spell Success COURTESY PHOTOS Bowling Green Elementary recently held its annual spelling bee competition. Win ners were presented with certificates and trophies. Kindergarten’s top spellers were(from left) first place, Tristan Fleurimond; second place, Bella Medina; and thirdplace, Iliana Belmarez. First graders who spelled their way to a win were (from left) first place, KarynaGomez; second place, Brody Matthews; and third place, Anahi Rojo. Super spellers for the second grade were Abygail Adams, first place; Amara Es quivel, second place; and Fabiola Gutierrez Robles, third place. Successful spellers in Stacy Powell’s class were (from left) first place, Deonte Lee;second place, Francisco Arevalo; and third place, Helmiro Garcia. Third graders showing excellent mastery of the words were (from left) Andrea Ro driquez, first place; Caiden Bridges, second place; and Leslie Alvarenga Rodriquez,third place. Successfully completing the challenge in the fifth grade were (from left) first place,Alessandra Hernandez Figueroa; second place, Elaney Stewart; and third place,Alexis Escamilla. Fourth-grade wordsmiths were (from left) first place, Nicholas Sims; second place,Karolina Gonzalez; and third place, Uziel Velasco Martinez. 5:17,24c Heartland Pharmacy “We put our into our service” DON’T LET YOUR INSURANCE CHOOSE YOUR PHARMACY, CALL US! We take all Rx Insurance including Medicare Part D, Tricare, Express Scripts, Medco, CVS Caremark, Medicaid, & Many More. Free Delivery • Fast & Friendly Service Certified Mastectomy Fitter Certified Diabetic Shoes Fitter Medical Equipment & Supplies 116 Heartland Way • Wauchula • (863) 767-8920 Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm • Saturday 9 am to 1 pm5:17c Go To The Head Of The Class!SCHOOL NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM • Wherever you go in Florida, you’re never more than 60miles from the beach. Go relax! B12 The Herald-Advocate, May 17, 2018

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PUBLIC NOTICESTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT REVISIONThe Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of a permit revision [NPDES Permit No. FL0036412; PA File No. FL0036412-035-IWB/MR] authorizing the transfer of newly permitted property (about 5,477 acres) which was previously associated with the planned Ona Mine in western Hardee County, to the Mosaic Fertilizer, L.L.C. (Mosaic) Four Corners Mine [mailing address: 13830 Circa Crossing Drive, Lithia, FL 335473953]. Matrix and associated mine water will be transferred across Mosaics Wingate and Fort Green properties to the Four Corners beneficiation plant for processing. The Four Corners Mine is located at 11200 State Road 37 S, Bradley in Hillsborough County, Florida and geograph ically at: Latitude: 27 38 45.9647 N Longitude: 82 05 13.9165 W The application and permit revision 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 of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management, Phosphate Management Program, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926. Please phone (813) 470-5913 for an appointment. The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or all parties reach a written agreement on mediation as an alternative remedy under section 120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request enlargement of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Coun sel before the end of the time-period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, any person who has asked the Depart ment for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request for enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following in formation: (a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any; the Department permit identification number and the county in which the subject matter or activity is located; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department action; (c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Department action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department action; (f) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which entitle the petitioner to relief; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wants the Department to take. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Departments final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time lim itations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the ex ecution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain avail able for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition (or request for mediation) is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of a petition (or request for mediation), this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. Any party to the order has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. 5:17c Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT There were no marriage licenses filed last week. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge. Chatham Pointe vs. Donna M. Nichols, voluntary dis missal. Crystal Eubanks vs. Sergio Arellano, voluntary dismissal. W.S. Badcock Corp. vs. Manuel Herrera and Margaret Herrara, voluntary dismissal. W.S. Badcock Corp. vs. Marie Moralez, voluntary dismissal. W. S. Badcock Corp. vs. Matthew Stadie, voluntary dis missal. Triest Ag Group Inc. vs. Central Florida Produce and others, default judgment. Suncoast Credit Union vs. Linda Griffith, judgment. Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. Travis Bashore, Donovan Richardson and Chipolte Mex ican Grill Inc., judgment of continued garnishment. TD Bank vs. Alicia Mace dos, voluntary dismissal. Duarte Cabral vs. PF Man and others, voluntary dis missal. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of re cently in county court. Gloria Ann Shrum, DUI, probation 12 months, license suspended six months, tag impound 10 days, ignition inter lock six months, 50 hours community service, $1,593 fines, costs and fees. Brandon Isaah Medrano, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, transferred to pretrial di version program, return June 20. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Citrus Harvesting Inc. vs. Sewell Farms, damagescon tracts and indebtedness. Janice Williams and Ralph Williams, divorce. Fai Yang, Mao Yang vs. Foremost Insurance Co., damagescontracts and indebtedness. Victoria L. Rogers as Cir cuit Court Clerk vs. Capital One Bank and Asset Interve nion Inc., petition for inter pleader. Kayla Adcox and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Andrew Dale Hra bal, petition for child support administrative order. Adelina Aguilar and DOR vs. Angela Marina Newman, petition for child support ad ministrative order. Jude M. Williams vs. Julie L. Jones and the state Department of Corrections, inmate petition for review. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Ralph R. Hunt and Donna Hunt, judgment. Carlonica Brown vs. Cierra Lee, injunction for protection. Karissa Rivers vs. Harold Wesley, dismissal of injunction for protection. Claude Poirier vs. Frank Calderone, Alexander Calderon and Anthony Calderone, dismissal of Alexander Calderone as defen dant. Amanda Lynn Terrell and DOR vs. Michael Cruz, amended child support con tempt order. Maria E. Garcia vs. Delfino Garcia estate, Louella Jean Pich and unknown heirs, judg ment. Hugh Kunselman with Non-Capital Prisoner of Florida 10th, and Rainey and Jose Aquilio Noguera vs. Of fice of Gov. Rick Scott and others, petition dismissed, case closed. Mario Lopez vs. Melinda S. Seay and DOR, child support terminated. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Jesus L. Brito and others, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. Investment Retrievers Inc. vs. Jesus Juarez d/b/a The Pros Auto Repair, consent judg ment. Robert P. Bivens vs. Mi randa Black, order. Highlands Regional Med ical Center vs. Edward Pilk ington, judgment. Donald Perry vs. Hardee Correctional Institution officers and others, inmate peti tion dismissed. Country Manor Associates (3 cases) vs. Kathy Crawford, Property Appraiser of Hardee County and others, stipulated dismissal. Valencia Garden Apart ments (3 cases) vs. Kathy Crawford, Property Appraiser of Hardee County and others, stipulated dismissal. Ashleigh Logan Harned and Dennis Shane Harned, di vorce. Winfield Solutions vs. Ground Level Inc. and Christopher Cornell, voluntary dismissal. Janise Lopez vs. Aldofo J. Alcocer, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Rosa Moreno vs. Lucia Velasco, dismissal of injunction 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 and the recommenda tion of the state probation of fice and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Caitlin Corson, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, transferred to county misde meanor court on May 30. Chad Daniel Richardson, uttering a forged check, proba tion two years, anti-theft class, $125 restitution, $1,344 fines, costs and fees; petit theft, time served. John Paul Chapa, aggra vated battery with a deadly weapon/great bodily harm amended to battery, probation 12 months, anger management class, 25 hours community service, $1,734 fines, costs and fees; aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, not prosecuted. Sheena Kay Holbrook, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia, Florida State Prison 14 months, 364 days in jail, concurrent with Polk County sentence, license suspended one year, $1,370 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. Shellie Hunt, domestic battery, depriving victim/witness of communication and resisting arrest without violence, transferred to county misde meanor court on May 30. Jazmine Elizabeth Juarez, possession of a controlled sub stance without a valid pre scription, possession of dangerous drugs/keeping a shop or vehicle for drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license sus pended, transferred to county misdemeanor court on May 30. Shauna Justiss, violation of probation (original charge pos session of methamphetamine), probation modified to add 30 days in jail and an additional year of probation, license sus pended one year, substance abuse evaluation, $300 fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Heath Barkley Sanchez, ag gravated battery causing bod ily harm, criminal mischief damage to property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, transferred to county misdemeanor court on May 30. Christian Wabaniakee, possession of synthetic cannabi noids, cathinones or synthetic phenethylamines, transferred to drug pretrial intervention program, return June 5. James Russell Ward, bur glary of unoccupied con veyance and larceny petit theft, transferred to county misdemeanor court on May 30. Lee Esther Williams, violation of probation (original charge failure of sex offender to properly register), probation terminated unsuccessfully, outstanding fines, fees and costs placed on lien. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Blondean Ward to James B. and Carol W. Braxton, $120,000. Mason M. and Donna S. Bowman to Rush and Victoria McKee, $25,000. Engracia Martinez De Diaz to Engracia Martinez De Diaz and Rigoberto Diaz, $23,900. Bungalow Series F Reo to Juan Curci, $50,000. Teodulo Estrada and Maria del Carmen Belmares to Damian and Angela A. Ro driguez, $55.000. Colon Lambert to PMA FIDU Inc. as trustee, $80,000. W. James Kelly to Windmill Farms Nurseries Inc., $650,000. Florida Conference Association of Seventh Day Adven tists to Melinda Hernandez and Bethel International Ministries Heartland Inc., $95,000. Robert Lee Davidson, Steven Douglas Davidson and Scott Michael Davidson to Robert L. and Joyce F. Davidson, $58,000. Boyd Hyder to William Van Nghia Lan and Julie Thi Tron, $45,000. Dustin M. Rowland to William Van Nghia Lan and Julie Thi Tron, $45,000. Hardee County Industrial Development Authority to Hardee Fresh, $1,250 million. Nancy Redmond to Benny Ray and Susan Marie Boone, $17,000.141 temporary farm-workers needed to hand harvest blackberries, apples, strawberries, peaches, blackberry pruning and pull weeds/chop. In Lawndale and Lincolnton, Cleveland and Lincoln County, NC. For Florida Orange Gold LLC. work will be beginning on or about 06/05/2018 and ending on or about 11/26/2018. this job offer is for farm labor. This Job offer is for an experience farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract pe riod. workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Workers may be required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing applicants should report or send resumes to NC works career center @ 404 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28150 @ (704)480-5414, or the nearest local office of their state workforce agency. In reference of job order number NC 10865853. Prior to contacting the employer. EoE H-300-18124-627712 cl5:17c Dont Know Where To Turn For Help? CALL THE SUICIDE HOTLINE1 (800) 627 5906 May 17, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B13

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