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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, June 7, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 28 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Experiment With Summer Fun At The Public Library B12 Local Grower TalksImmigration In D.C. A10 W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 05/2986720.0005/3081732.5805/3187720.0306/0189710.0106/0291710.0006/0389720.0006/0490750.00 Rainfall to 06/04/2018 19.52 Same period last year 6.82 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B8 Courthouse Report....A5Crime Blotter.........A9Entertainment.......A10Hardee Living........B10Information Roundup.A12Obituaries............A4Puzzles...............B5Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast...... A11 Daily Rains Force Road Closures, Stall Harvest SRO Funding Talks Today U.S. 17 Crash Claims Arcadia Woman, 20 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A 20-year-old Arcadia woman was killed Friday night in a sin gle-vehicle crash on U.S. 17, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The wreck, which took the life of Fantaja Starr Ousley, oc curred south of College Lane in Zolfo Springs, according to FHPcrash investigator Cpl. James Kelly Cloud. It was 9:31 p.m., he said.Cloud and FHP homicide investigator Sgt. John Boos deter mined Ousley was driving northbound on U.S. 17 at the time. Asshe approached College Lane, her 2012 Hyundai Sonata traveledto the right and left the pavement, their report said. Ousley lost control of her vehicle on that east-side shoulder, the troopers said. The Sonata first slid into and hit a tree. It then continued its travel, overturning along the way. Finally, the Sona ta came to rest against another tree, the report stated. Ousley, the FHP said, died at the scene.She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the troopers’ re port. The crash was not alcohol-related, they added. Ousley became the fourth person to die on Hardee County roadways so far this year. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The county plan for funding school resource officers for theupcoming school year is sched uled to be discussed today(Thursday). The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners isscheduled to be briefed byCounty Manager Lex Albrittonat the 8:30 a.m. meeting on thecounty’s staffing plan for re source officers at the publicschools. The Marjory Stoneman Dou glas High School Public SafetyAct requires school districts tohave a law enforcement officeror other armed security force ateach public school. The measure is the Florida Legislature’s response to thedeadliest school shooting in thehistory of the Sunshine State,which killed 17 people – 14 students and three staff mem bers – on Feb. 14 at Parkland’sMarjory Stoneman DouglasHigh School. Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier said at a meetingin late March that he expectsthe state mandate to cost an ad ditional $300,000 annually toarm and outfit the requiredthree additional full-time re source officers. County commissioners, at that time, approved $64,000 inovertime pay to finish the cur rent school year and an addi tional $48,000 to cover theupcoming school year throughthe start of the county’s newbudget on Oct. 1. As part of the temporary so lution, deputies have beenpicking up extra shifts in orderto keep the schools covereduntil additional school resourceofficers can be trained duringthe summer months. The Hardee County School Board has tentatively budgetedto fund 40 percent of the cost of the resource officers. Superin tendent of Schools Bob Shay man hopes the county will pickup the tab for the remaining 60 percent. Time is critical for the School Board and CountyCommission to reach a firm agreement on the finances. The School Board’s fiscal year begins July 1, months ahead of the county’s. Estimates released by Talla hassee project the school dis trict will receive $479,185 inSafe in Schools funding for the2018-19 academic year as partof the appropriations packagetied to the Marjory StonemanDouglas Public Safety Act.That projected allocation issharply higher than the$131,725 in security fundingreceived for the current See FUNDING A2 PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Peace River as seen this week at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Water drawdowns by coastal communities could run the river dry upstream. PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Hardee County Road & Bridge Department crews work to repair and replace a se ries of cross-road culverts that collapsed on Airport Road in Wauchula followingtorrential rains last week. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Airport Road is open this week after being closed foremergency repairs to a dam aged culvert system over worked by recent rains. The two-lane road – the main entrance to and from theHardee County Sanitary Land fill and Hardee County AnimalControl – was closed lastThursday after a series ofcross-road culverts collapsednear a small creek. Hardee County Road & Bridge Department crewsworked throughout the day andinto the night to make repairsas local officials formulated contingency plans for deliver ing garbage pickups. According to Assistant City Manager Olivia Minshew, thecity of Wauchula was holdingan empty garbage truck in re serve to handle residential ac counts on Friday, in case itsprimary truck was unable tounload at the landfill with theroad inoperable. Commercialcustomers, however, were inthreat of having service inter rupted. The contingency planning, though, proved all for naught. County crews finished the emergency repairs later thatevening. According to the University of Florida Ona Research Cen ter, the region saw more than two weeks of nearly daily del uges that dumped 8.61 inchesof rain through this Monday. The largest one-day collec tion of rain occurred onWednesday of last week as2.58 inches fell. At least three other roads were temporarily left impassa ble due to rising waters andwashouts, according to theHardee County EmergencyOperations Center. Ramon Petteway Road was reported impassable after awashout. Two portions of Fish Branch Road were reported underwaterlast Wednesday. Motorists wereencouraged to avoid the inter section of Fish BranchSee RAINSA2 By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The fight over the fate of the waters of the Peace River isheaded to the courtroom. The city of Wauchula has joined a smattering of PolkCounty municipalities in chal lenging a decision made by theSouthwest Florida Water Man agement District to divert an additional 138 million gallonsof water per day to communi ties along the Gulf Coast. “You rush in at the last minute to get all the water? Itsounds like the ending of a badchildren's story,” said ThomasCloud, Wauchula city attorney. The controversy surrounds a May 22 decision by theSWFWMD to approve a wateruse permit for the Peace RiverManasota Regional Water Sup ply Authority that would allow258 million gallons a day ofwater to be diverted from thePeace River. The water, according to offi cial records, would be directedto the Peace River Water Treat ment Plant Facility in DeSotoCounty for treatment before being piped to feed the grow ing water needs of residents ofCharlotte, Sarasota and Mana tee counties. “It is that plant that is the center of the controversy,”Cloud said. The Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Author ity is a regional quasi-judicialbody comprised of DeSoto, Charlotte, Manatee and Sara sota counties. Hardee County was a found ing member of the water coop erative when it formed in 1982.“The next year it dropped out,”Cloud said. Official records do not pro vide insight as to why Hardeewithdrew from the partnership.See PEACEA3


A2 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018 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. Corrections 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 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.JUNE 7 Hardee County Commission Regular Meeting/ Courthouse Annex I/412 W. Orange St., Wauchula/8:30 a.m. 7 Professor DoDads Fun Lab/HC Public Library/ 315 N. Sixth Ave., Wauchula/1 p.m. 7 Scholastic Book Fair/ Hardee County Public Library/ 9 am 7 Beef Cattle Financial Outlook Program/ Hardee County Extension Office/ 507 Civic Center Dr, Wauchula/6 pm 8 Scholastic Book Fair/ Hardee County Public Library/ 9 am 11 Reptile Discovery/ HC Public Library/ 315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula//6 pm 11 Reptile Discovery/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/6 p.m. 11 Scholastic Book Fair/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 9 am 13 Stories @ the Depot/ Bowling Green Train Depot/ 201 E. Main St., Bowling Green/10 am 14 Storytime/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 a.m. 14 Movie Time, Leap/ HC Public Library/ 315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/1 pm 19 Movie Time, Wonder,/HC Public Library/1 pm 20 Stories @ the Depot/ Bowling Green Train Depot/10 am 21 Storytime, HC Public Library/10 am 21 Movie Time, Lady & The Tramp/HC Public Library/1 pm 22 Cooking with Danni, Veggie Sushi Rolls/HC Public Library/2 pm 25 Craft Day, Wind Chimes/HC Public Library/2 pm 26 Movie Time Jumanji/HC Public Library/1 pm 27 Stories @ the Depot/ Bowling Green Train Depot/10 am 27 Music @ the Library, Dylan Johnson/HC Public Library/1 pm 28 Storytime, HC Public Library/10 am 28 Movie Time Ferdinand/HC Public Library/1 pm 28 Sen. Denise Grimsley, Mobile Office Hours/Wauchula Train Depot/ 1:15 pm 29 Cooking with Danni, Mini Campfire Smores/HC Public Library/2 pm JULY 3 Movie Time, Despicable Me 3/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 1 pm 5 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 amSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE Kellys ColumnBy JimSome interesting facts about Florida from Florida Trend Magazine's 60th anniversary issue in May ... Florida's population has grown from 4.5 million in 1958 to 21.3 million in 2018. The Florida Lottery in 30 years has contributed more than $32 billion to education statewide. That includes $1.66 billion for 2016-17 and more than $1 billion for each of the past 15 years. Over $5 billion has gone since 1997 to 775,000 college students for Bright Futures Scholarships. The Florida Lottery is ranked No 3 nationally in sales and efficiency. Florida's 10 largest airports are Orlando, 44.6 million pas sengers; Miami, 44.0 million; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, 32.4 million; Tampa,19.6 million; Southwest Florida, 8.8 million; Palm Beach, 6.3 million; Jacksonville, 5.5 million; OrlandoSanford, 2.9 million; St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 2.0 million; Pensacola, 1.6 million. Florida's top deepwater ports for cruise passengers are Port Miami, 5.3 million passengers; Canaveral, 4.5 million; Ever glades, 3.8 million; Tampa Bay, 960,901; Key West, 818,866; Palm Beach, 432,585; and Jacksonville, 177,417. Florida's top deepwater ports in cargo are Tampa Bay, 38.1 million tons; Everglades, 25.2 million tons; Jacksonville, 19.7 million; Miami, 9.1 million; and Manatee, 7.8 million. In DeSoto County FPL's Wildflower Solar Energy Center is operational and can produce 74.5 mega-watts, enough to power 150,000 homes. Florida's largest cities are Jacksonville (which includes all of Duval County), 891,207; Miami, 467,872; Tampa, 373,058; Orlando, 279,789; and St. Petersburg, 264,768. Florida's largest counties are Miami-Dade, 2.74 million; Broward, 1.87 million; Palm Beach, 1.41 million; Hillsborough, 1.37 million; and Orange, 1.31 million. By race and ethnicity Florida is White-non Hispanic, 55 per cent; Hispanic, 25 percent; African-American, 17 percent; and Asian and other, 3 percent. Florida has 4.8 million registered Democrats, 4.55 Repub licans, 3.5 million with no party affiliation, and 69,000 in minor parties. The fastest growing sector is no party affiliation. Business heavyweights in Florida in 1958 included: Ed Ball, trustee of the DuPont Estate, worth $2 billion, the state's largest landowner and controlled railroads, paper mills, banks, timberlands and legislators. Arthur Vining Davis, founder of longtime developer Arvida. Was head of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), moved to Coral Gables at age 82 and invested in real estate--about 30 Florida companies from shipping to vegetable farms and hotels. Started the Baptist Hospital in Miami and at one time owned one-eighth of Miami-Dade County. Ben Hill Griffin Jr., one of the greatest citrus barons Florida has ever known. Started in the family's groves at age 5 and attended the University of Florida. The football stadium is named after him. His holdings reached 10,000 acres of citrus groves and 85,000 acres of ranch and timberland. He founded a bank and was in the state legislature 12 years. A.L. Lewis, founded Afro-American Life Insurance Company, the state's fifth largest insurance company. The son of former slaves was born in Madison and became Florida's first black millionaire. A noted philanthropist. Mackie Brothers (Elliott, Robert and Frank Jr.) of General Development and Deltona fame, sold lots for $10 down and $10 a month. Started in Key Biscayne, built Port Charlotte, platted and began developing Port St. Lucie, and developed Deltona and Marco Island. Jim Walter, a World War II veteran who could not find an affordable home until he saw an ad for an unfinished house. Bought and finished it, then resold it. Figured other vets would buy a watertight house shell and finish it themselves. Formed Jim Walter Corp. and took his company to a peak of 25,000 employees and billions in revenue. Based in Tampa. The Homes Division totaled 350,000 homes when it closed in 2009. Anthony T. Rossi, an Italian immigrant and a pioneer in flash pasteurization. Founded Tropicana and sent fresh Florida orange juice in refrigerated railroad tanker cars to the Northeast. Minute Maid, developed a large frozen concentrate busi ness featuring orange juice (FCOJ). International Minerals and Chemicals, one of a dozen companies in 1958 that mined and processed phosphate. A corporate ancestor of Mosaic which continues mining phosphate and is one of Florida's largest landowners. Florida had 11.3 million tourists in 1959 and 116 million in 2017. Florida's senior citizens will reach 20 percent of the state's population by 2020 and could be 25 percent by 2040. A Florida growth story is The Villages, which started out selling tracts of land by mail and was transformed by the late H. Gary Morse to a master-planned community for retirees. Now has 120,000 residents and continues to expand. Covers 40 square miles in three counties, has 640 holes of golf, 70 tennis courts, 182 pickleball courts, 11 softball fields, three town squares, a 1,000-seat performing arts hall, and many specialty clubs. The Villages began as a mobile home park in central Florida in the 1970s. Alexia Carrasquillo at the age of 12 has verbally committed to play softball for the University of Florida. The catcher has moved from Windemere to Georgia and is getting recruited by many other universities. Florida has 175 state parks, trails and historic sites, covering about 800,000 acres with 32.2 million visits last year. Preserva tion 2000 and Florida Forever programs have protected 2.4 million acres in the state. 2017-18 school year. But, in addition to added school resource officers, sev eral campus safety hardening projects are in the planning as well. County Commission meet ings are open to the public, and are held in Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. FUNDING Continued From A1 RAINS Continued From A1 and Glen Bowen roads and the 1600 block of Fish Branch. The Road & Bridge Department reported this Tuesday that waters had receded enough for Fish Branch Road to fully reopen. A portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Wauchula was also closed temporarily due to a washout. Another washout out was at Hyde Street. The road has since been repaired and re opened. The storm on Wednesday of last week also produced sev eral thunderstorm cells. The entire Wauchula power grid was thrown into darkness shortly after noon after a Duke Energy transmission line was damaged. Power was restored to the entire city by mid-after noon. It was a big interruption, said Terry Atchley, city man ager. It took out the whole city grid and power all the way to Avon Park. The unseasonable, persistent deluges also posed issues for local agriculture. Watermelon growers, rush ing to complete harvest before the annual drop in prices near Memorial Day, found harvesting efforts hampered by muddy fields. Loads of watermelon found themselves bogged down in the mud. Crew buses, too, were easy victims for the soggy ground. Field tractors proved largely ineffective at freeing stuck ve hicles, with growers forced to rent bulldozers to pull stuck equipment through the mud. The first half of 2018 has been significantly wetter than the previous year. Rainfall to date has been recorded at 19.52 inches. Last year, only 6.82 inches fell in that same period. To Your Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been vegan for 15 years. I avoid sugar, limit salt and have no caffeine. Recently, a pharmacist told me that I will not get proper protein unless I add fish to my diet. How ever, long ago, my doctor told me that my vegan diet was good and that I should take vitamin B-12 daily, which I have been doing. What are your thoughts on adding fish? S.N. ANSWER: I agree with your doctor. A vegan diet can be very healthy, and avoiding sugar in particular helps assure that it is. The issue of adequate protein is brought up fre quently, but most Americans consume more than twice the recommended daily allowance of protein. Plant foods have plenty of protein, and you cer tainly do not need to eat fish in order to get adequate protein. I think fish can be a healthy part of a diet, but it is not necessary. DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was admitted to the hospital several months ago with poor heart function and only 10 percent kidney function. He has been on dialysis three times a week since then. We have been inquiring for several months about his cur rent kidney function, and we cannot get an answer. We are just curious as to whether there has been any improvement. S.K. ANSWER: Dialysis is a way of replacing kidney function when the kidneys can no longer remove enough of the body's waste materials. It sounds like your husband is on hemodialysis, where the blood is run through a machine that removes excess fluid and waste products, such as creatinine and potassium, which would otherwise increase in concen tration in the blood. High potassium is life-threatening, and creatinine, though not dan gerous, is the molecule we look at most commonly to estimate kidney function. Very rarely, kidney function can return even after a pro longed time on dialysis. I have never seen a case, but one study showed two cases per thousand where dialysis could be stopped. The clue that kid ney function was returning was that urine output, which nor mally is scant while on he modialysis, had increased over time. Unfortunately, 99.8 per cent of the time, the kidney failure is permanent. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 62-year-old male, and I have been heavy for most of my life. Over the past 18 months, I have lost a great deal of weight and feel better than I have in years. My issue is where the excess has ended up: just below my belt-line. I know that so-called spot re ducing doesn't work, so I'm at a loss as to how to go about getting rid of this paunch. It's not above my belt, and it is stubborn. Any ideas? T.C. ANSWER: If you keep losing weight, odds are that stubborn fat will gradually go away. High-intensity aerobic exercise did seem to help in one study. I have had patients undergo liposuction, but that helps your appearance, not your overall health. 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 To view and order health pamphlets, visit, or write to Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.(c) 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved GRILLED BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICHES Satisfy your wing craving with this buffalo chicken sand wich. Sandwiches 1/2 cup hot sauce 1/4 cup unsalted butter 3 tablespoon ketchup 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Hamburger buns 1/2 cup ranch dressing Blue Cheese-Apple Slaw 1 cup packed shredded savoy cabbage 1 small apple 2 celery ribs 1 1/2 ounces blue cheese 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 shallot 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt Pepper 1. Heat grill to mediumhigh. 2. Combine hot sauce, butter and ketchup in a bowl; reserve 1/4 cup mixture. Add chicken to remaining mixture and toss to coat. Marinate 20 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard mari nade. 3. Grill chicken, covered, until the internal temperature reaches 165 F, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Grill buns until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread dressing on buns. 4. Serve chicken topped with Blue Cheese-Apple Slaw (directions below) and drizzled with reserved sauce between buns. 5. To make the slaw: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at ecipes/.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping It was the multitalented Brit G.K. Chesterton he was a poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and art critic who made the following sage observation: "The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums." Those who study such things say that the word "daisy" started out as "day's eye" and was shortened over the years. Similarly, "God be with you" became "goodbye" and "whole be thou" became "hello." In France in the 1700s, capital punishment was not un common, and criminals thus condemned were decapitated by the country's Chief Executioner. This position was hereditary, which posed a problem when, in 1726, the holder of that title, CharlesJean-Baptiste Sanson, suffered an early death, leaving his 7year-old son, Charles, to take up the grisly duties. It was obvious to all that a child could never wield the heavy ax required for the decapitations, so it was deemed acceptable for a helper to actually perform the executions. Only the official office-holder could put the official seal on the act, however, so the poor boy had to witness every one. 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WICKED WHEELSCOURTESY PHOTOStudents at Zolfo Springs Elementary School used their Cat Cash to enter a drawing for a bike. Isaiah Kelly was the winner of the boys bicycle from the end-of-the-year drawing. He earned his Cat Cash through good behavior and positive habits. June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 COURTESY PHOTOPioneer Career Academy recently installed two new in teractive Epson whiteboards and projectors, and al ready has seen a positive change in its students. The boards encourage active learning, and with the stu dents more engaged in lessons there have been fewer behavioral problems and referrals. PCA also has recorded a rise in lesson comprehension and grades. The school says its at-risk and Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder students have short attention spans and respond better to teaching that includes movement, colors, sounds and hands-on action, which the Epson boards provide. PCA purchased the equipment using a technology grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.TERRIFIC TECH The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to which all interested persons are in vited: Finance/Outreach and Plan ning Committee Meeting for inspector general audit re sponse. All or part of this meeting may be conducted by means of communications media technology in order to permit maximum participation of Governing Board members. DATE/TIME: Monday, June 18, 2018; 2 p.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Of fice, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL 33637 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)4231476 (FL only) or (352)7967211. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves every aspect of the Districts functions, including access to and participation in the Districts programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districts Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or email ADA If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Lori.manuel@water; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x 4606(Ad Order EXE0622) 6:7c Youre Invited!Vacation Bible SchoolLake Dale Baptist Church3102 Heard Bridge Road, WauchulaAges 3 Years Old Thru AdultBible Study Recreation Music For more information call 863-781-9442 Sunday-Thursday June 10-146 p.m. 8:30 p.m.soc6:7cLLOYDHALLinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 6:7c JAMES F. PYLEForHARDEECOUNTYJUDGEPaid for by James F. Pyle for Hardee County Judge 6:7c 26 YEARSINTHEPUBLICANDPRIVATEPRACTICEOFLAWThe Coasts Thirst Diverting water from the Peace River is not new and dates back more than 60 years to the late 1950s. Historically one water plant has provided most of the water supply for the Port Char lotte area, Cloud said. There is a plant that is actually lo cated in DeSoto County that provides very little service in DeSoto and has primarily provided water to Sarasota and Charlotte counties. That plant, according to state records, had previously been approved to divert 100 million gallons of water per day from the river for coastal customers. The actual amount of water funneled to customers from the plant is far lower. According to state records, the plant deliv ered 28.2 million gallons each day to consumers primarily along the coast. Sarasota County received 14.08 million gallons, Char lotte County received 11.66 million gallons, and the city of North Port received 1.68 mil lion gallons. Less than a million gallons, 780,000 to be exact, actually remained in DeSoto County. The 258-million-gallon di version, records indicate, would allow at least in the ory for the regional water group to supply up to 80 million gallons of water per day to coastal customers. The increased capacity would be largely contingent on the construction of the regional water providers third reser voir. Plans call for the six-mile reservoir to hold six billion gallons of water and increase total customer capacity by an other 15 million gallons per day. The authority acquired its first 80-acre reservoir hold ing 500 million gallons from the bankrupt General Develop ment Utilities in 1991. A sec ond square-mile reservoir, holding six billion gallons, began construction in 1992. DeSoto County unsuccess fully attempted to break free of the authority in the early 2000s with a request to build its own reservoir. They were developing their own water supply in 2004 and 2005 and the water manage ment district shut them down, Cloud said. They completely strong-armed DeSoto County. Cloud added, I wonder if they need all the water they say they need if they had al lowed DeSoto County to de velop the water supplies they were trying to develop. No Water For Others It remains unclear just how much impact the drawdowns in DeSoto County will impact the Peace River locally, but the possibility of the river running dry remains a major concern. Water management staff, ac cording to Cloud, appeared to raise the alarm prior to the drawdown being approved by the District Board of Gover nors. There are a lot of records out there, Cloud said as he brandished several printed pages of documents. In an eternal email in the water management district, one of the bu reau chiefs is asking whether or not the issuance would impact others from accessing the Peace River. The answer is yes, and it took four emails to get there. The Herald-Advocate ob tained the email exchange through a public records re quest. Darrin Herbst, bureau chief for the Water Use Permit Bu reau in Tampa, first raised con cerns over the permit in an April 16 email to Owen Thorn berry, a senior geologist and head of the evaluation team for water-use permits. Can you provide me some data as to how much flow from the Peace River may poten tially be available to others in each of the flow blocks based on the proposed permit appli cation operations? Herbst wrote. An exchange of several emails ensued before being di rectly answered on April 17. Potentially, there will be no water available for others in the Lower Peace with the new planned permit, wrote Yonas Ghile, a management district staffer. Added Thornberry later that day: No water will be avail able for others. River May Run Dry The Peace River running dry has been recorded as far back as the Seminole Wars. Soldiers traveling north on the river reached a point where the river dried up, and had to begin carrying their canoes, Cloud said. Thats essentially how Fort Meade was founded. The problem is this: The further upstream you go, the more likely that the river will dry up, the attorney added. Communities near the upstream portion of the river have moved quickly to oppose the action. Polk County and the cities of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow and Fort Meade have filed similar suits against the water cooperative and the state. What I really want to do is get Wauchula a seat at the table if this case ends with a settlement of the water, Cloud said. Securing A Voice The Wauchula City Com mission held its first briefing on the lawsuit at a workshop meeting Monday evening. Have we reached out to Bowling Green or Zolfo Springs? asked Mayor Keith Nadasky. We want to be sure and step cautiously and not start a political war by reaching out and asking other communities to join, Cloud answered. Commissioner Ken Lambert concurred with Clouds assess ment. Your steps are right, Lam bert said. The time is not right to create a pile-on. Water wars from inland to the coast are not new. Cloud scoffed at deeming the litigation the start of a war. Let me be clear, you guys have not declared a war, Cloud said. All you have asked for is a seat at the table. Mayor Pro Tem Neda Cobb agreed that working to secure a seat at the table was in Wauchulas best interest. This is something we need to be in volved in if we can have a seat going forward, Cobb said. Added City Manager Terry Atchley: There are too many moving parts for us not to have a seat at the table. Atchley has scheduled a for mal vote by the City Commission to continue litigation for June 11 at 6 p.m. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the city authorized by Atchley last week to meet an appeals deadline. Still, the lawsuit brings no guarantees for safeguarding Wauchulas stake in the Peace River. I cant tell you that if this is granted you wont have ade quate water in the future, and I cant tell you if it is defeated then you will have adequate water in the future, Cloud said. I have sat in some of the most interesting meetings talk ing about one of this communitys greatest resources, and that is the Peace River. It seems to me the permit puts a stake in the heart of it. PEACE Continued From A1 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 : : National Chocolate Ice Cream Day VCR Day Daniel Boone Day June Bug Day Trial Technology Day National Moonshine Day 1. When was the last time the Seattle Mariners made the playoffs? 2. Name the first pitcher to beat all 30 teams in the major leagues. 3. Against which team in 1984 did the Rams' Eric Dickerson break the NFL mark for most rushing yards in a sea son? 4. Since 1985, how many winners of the Wooden Award (most outstanding basketball player) also went on to win the NCAA men's basketball cham pionship in the same season? 5. Which two teams had the longest winning streak during the 2017-18 NHL season? 6. When was the last time before 2016 (Simone Manuel) that a U.S. woman won an Olympic swimming gold medal in the women's 100 freestyle? 7. Entering 2018, five golfers had won an NCAA championship and the U.S. amateur in the same year. Name three of them. ANSWERS 1. It was 2001. 2. Al Leiter of the New York Mets, in 2002. 3. Dickerson broke O.J. Simpson's mark of 2,003 yards against the Houston Oilers on the way to 2,105 yards overall. 4. Six Danny Manning (1988), Christian Laettner (1992), Ed O'Bannon (1995), Shane Battier (2001), Anthony Davis (2012) and Jalen Brun son (2018). 5. Nashville and Colorado each won 10 consecutive games. 6. Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer (tie), in 1984. 7. Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ryan Moore and Bryson DeCham beau. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek


Obituaries Compassion . N N o o t t e e v v e e r r y y o o n n e e c c a a n n s s a a y y t t h h e e y y ’ ’ r r e e p p a a s s s s i i o o n n a a t t e e a a b b o o u u t t t t h h e e i i r r w w o o r r k k W W e e ’ ’ r r e e n n o o t t e e v v e e r r y y o o n n e e E E v v e e r r y y d d a a y y t t h h a a t t w w e e ’ ’ r r e e a a b b l l e e t t o o h h e e l l p p a a n n o o t t h h e e r r f f a a m m i i l l y y m m a a k k e e i i t t t t h h r r o o u u g g h h a a p p a a i i n n f f u u l l l l o o s s s s i i s s o o n n e e m m o o r r e e d d a a y y w w e e ’ ’ r r e e p p r r o o u u d d t t o o b b e e i i n n o o u u r r c c h h o o s s e e n n p p r r o o f f e e s s s s i i o o n n . O O u u r r c c o o m m p p a a s s s s i i o o n n t t o o w w a a r r d d f f a a m m i i l l i i e e s s a a n n d d c c o o m m m m i i t t m m e e n n t t f f o o r r s s e e r r v v i i n n g g t t h h e e c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y i i s s t t r r u u l l y y w w h h a a t t s s e e t t s s u u s s a a p p a a r r t t . View Obits at 529 West Main Street • Wauchula, Florida 33873 • 863-773-9773 6:7c In Memory DANIEL NEWTON ‘BUCK’ DOBBINS Daniel Newton Dobbins, 72, known as “Buck” to hisfamily and friends, diedSunday, May 27, 2018, inTampa. He was born in Wauchula, on July 17, 1945,to Lillian (Billie) YvonneBrown and William E. Dob bins Jr., both deceased. Dan was raised in Wauchula by his maternalgrandparents, Sadie and BillBrown (deceased). He at tended Hardee Senior HighSchool, graduating with theclass of 1963. Dan was aVietnam era veteran, serv ing in the U.S. Navy fromAugust of 1964 to August of1968. Dan attended NavyBasic TrainingClass #409, inGreat Lakes,Ill. Dan was alifelong car en thusiast and a fan of carraces. He was a former vol unteer at the James A. HaleyVeterans’ Hospital, and amember of the Mission HillChurch of Tampa. He is survived by his companion of 20 years,Bonnie Cronier. He is alsosurvived by his sister, MaryLyda Wellons, and her fam ily, of Tennessee; hisbrother, Jay Bryan, and hisfamily, of Wauchula; and hissister, Kathy Dobbins, ofCalifornia. Dan was interred with full military honors at TheFlorida National Cemetery,Bushnell, on June 4. Veterans Funeral Care Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula, Fl. 33873 (863) 773-6400 6:7c Wauchula, Joe Lozano(Mary), of San Antonio, TX.Daniel Lozano (Sylvia) ofBowling Green; daughters,Katherine Bocanegra (Juan)of San Antonio, Texas,Anna Juarez (Emilio), ofZolfo Springs, Mary Villa(Aniceto), of Immokalee,Angie Hinojosa (Cresencio),of Zolfo Springs, LisaChavez (Santiago), ofWauchula; brother, JoeLozano (Irene), of Ken tucky; 24 grandchildren; and34 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Florida’s First Assembly ofGod on June 7 with the visi tation starting at 10 a.m. andthe service following at 11a.m. Reverend Jeff Fowler will be officiating services. Interment will be at Friendship Cemetery.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory R R A A M M O O N N L L O O Z Z A A N N O O Ramon Lozano, 79, of Hardee County, passed awayon Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born in San Anto nio, Texas, on April 21,1939. Ramon had been a res ident of Hardee County formost of his life. He workedin maintenance for theHardee County SchoolBoard He was a member ofFlorida's First Assembly ofGod. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon andSiarra Lozano; brother,Frank Lozano; and sisters,Josephina Deanda and MariaPuente. He is survived by sons, Ramon Lozano, of JO ANN ROYSTER Jo Ann Royster, 82, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, atFlorida Hospital Heartland inSebring. She was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Fort Meade, andmoved to Wauchula, in 1976,from Fort Meade. She was alifelong member of the FirstChurch of God in Fort Meade,and was the organist and pi anist of the church since shewas 13 years of age. She wasthe organist for the communitysinging group, "The LowerLighthouse," and the group ap peared on WFLA-TV Channel8, at 12:30 p.m. each Sundayafternoon in the early 1960's. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin andClara Weeks Barnett; brothers,Calvin M. Barnett Jr. andRobert Barnett; and sisters,Louise Fisher, MildredBrewer, and Janiece Rogers. She is survived by her hus band of 55 years, Gene Roys ter, of Wauchula; son, KevinEugene Royster, of Wauchula;daughters, Phyllis Ann Rite nour (Dave), of Indianapolis,Ind., Karen Sue Bowmaster(Kevin), of Cedar Rapids,Iowa; brother, James Barnett(Iona), of Bowling Green;grandchildren, Anthony Eu gene Royster, Brintley AustinRoyster, Nicholas CharlesRitenour, Michael Chad Parks,Chelsea LeeAnn Bleck, Brit tany Danielle Thomas; andgreat-granddaughter, Ellie. Visitation will be from 1011 a.m., Saturday, June 9, atthe First Church of God, 215S. Perry Ave., Fort Meade.Memorial services will followat 11 a.m. in the church sanc tuary with the Rev. Travis Ris ner officiating. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION FOR A WATER USE PERMIT BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District)has received an application for a new water use permit to withdraw water from thePeace River from Polk Regional Water Cooperative, 330 W. Church Street, DrawerAT01, Bartow, FL.Application number: 20758 Application received: May 10, 2018 Predominant use type(s): Public Supply The proposed Peace River and Land Use Transition Project includes construction ofa surface water treatment facility and associated reservoir in the vicinity of Ft. Meadethrough the development of a regional partnership to supply Polk County and incor porated municipalities with an annual average of 18 MGD of available flow from thePeace River. The Project is located in Sections 23-26, Township 31 South, Range 25East in Polk County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the Dis trict’s Tampa Service Office located at 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637 orthrough the “Application & Permit Search Tools” function on the District’s website Interested persons may inspect a copy of the appli cation and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must in clude the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date ofthis notice. If you wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity to request anadministrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request ref erencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water ManagementDistrict, Regulation Performance Management Department, 2379 Broad Street,Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the District’s website The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyonerequiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Bureau at(813)985-7481 or 1(800)836-0797: TDD only 1(800)231-6103. 6:7c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a General Em ployee Pension Meeting Monday, June 11, 2018, during the regular scheduledCity Commission Meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m.The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East MainStreet, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Com mission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decisionmade by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceed ings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he mayneed to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon thebasis of any individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves everyaspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, participation, em ployment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable ac commodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULAS/Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 6:7c 1. Is the book of Balaam in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. From Genesis 8, what was the first thing Noah didafter leaving the ark? Burnedthe ark, Built an altar, Per formed a marriage, Hiked tomountains 3. What group did John the Baptist exhort to be contentwith their pay? Priests,Zealots, Judges, Soldiers 4. From Genesis 17, who said, "Shall a child be bornunto him that is a 100 yearsold"? Adam, Abraham, Aaron,Agrippa 5. Which king of Israel had a reputation as a wild chariotdriver? Joash, Jehoash, Jehu,Jeremiah 6. Whose biblical name means "eagle"? Nehemiah,Timothy, Aquila, Miriam ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Built an altar; 3) Soldiers; 4)Abraham; 5) Jehu; 6) AquilaVisit Wilson Casey's newTrivia Fan Site at (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey Fish: The Perfect Dish for Father's Day One of my favorite types of fish to prepare for my husbandis tilapia. Tilapia is availableyear-round and can be grilled,broiled, fried, baked or steamedin the microwave. It cooks inless than 10 minutes, whichmakes it a tasty choice for a Fa ther's Day dinner. Tilapia, or "St. Peter's fish," is a living relic. There havebeen references to and draw ings of a tilapia-like speciesdating to the time of the Egypt ian pharaohs, and tilapia farm ing may predate the farming ofany other fish species. Tilapia'smild taste, adaptability and rel atively low cost have led to itsrapid ascension as one of thetop 10 seafoods consumed inthe U.S. by volume. The majority of tilapia farms are freshwater, although tilapiacan survive in brackish waterand even saltwater. According to the Seafood Choices Alliance, the mostcommonly farmed tilapiaspecies are Nile, Mozambiqueand blue. The skin color of thefish varies but is unrelated toflesh color or taste. Nile tilapia,known as nilotica or blacktilapia, has dark skin. Mozam bique tilapia, or red tilapia, hasreddish skin. Tilapia, as a plant eater, grows quite well on a grain-based diet. The use of fishmeal or oil from wild fish is there fore not required, althoughsome farmers do add a smallamount of fishmeal to theirfeed. Tilapia is available ingraded sizes of 3-5 ounces, 5-7ounces (most common) and 7-9 ounces. It tastes like thewater in which it's raised, andthe best quality tilapia has avery clean taste. You can find whole tilapia or tilapia fillets in the seafood sec tion of most grocery stores. This recipe for Buttermilk Pecan Tilapia is the perfectway to showcase this deliciousfish on Father's Day! BUTTERMILK PECAN TILAPIA 6 to 8 (6-ounce) tilapia fishfilets 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 tablespoon poultry season ing, divided1 teaspoon salt, divided1 teaspoon ground black pep per, divided1/2 tablespoon hot sauce1 1/2 cups plain or whole-wheat Panko breadcrumbsor finely crushed cornflakes 1 cup ground pecans1 tablespoon paprika1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1. Using a medium-size bowl, combine the buttermilk with egg, 1/2 tablespoon of the poultry seasoning and 1/2 tea spoon of the salt and the pepperand the hot sauce and mix well. Set the bowl aside. 2. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs or cornflakes,ground pecans, paprika, cayenne pepper and the re maining poultry seasoning, saltand pepper. Mix well. Dip thefish fillets in the buttermilkmixture, then into the seasoned crumb mixture. 3. Place 2 tablespoons of oil in a large, non-stick pan andplace over medium-high heat.Brown fillets in batches, 2 to 3at a time — do not crowd thepan. Cook 3 minutes on eachside or until fish flakes easilywhen tested with a fork. Repeat with the remaining oil and fil lets. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8. TIPS: Poultry seasoning typically contains sage, thyme,marjoram and rosemary, all of which are delicious as a sea soning for fish. The buttermilkhelps the coating to adhere to the fish. If you don't have but termilk on hand, you can make a substitute by combining 1 ta blespoon of lemon juice orvinegar with 1 cup of milk. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes be fore proceeding with the rest ofthe recipe. Cod or catfish fillets also work well in this recipe. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's au thor, culinary historian and theauthor of seven cookbooks. Hernew cookbook is "The KitchenDiva's Diabetic Cookbook."Her website is 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 permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis Death Notice JOYCE A CONERLY Joyce A. Conerly, 73, of Wauchula, passed away onTuesday, June 5, 2018 in Se bring. Viewing will be from10-11 a.m., on Friday, June 8.Services will follow at 11 the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home inWauchula with Pastor MitchLandress of Northside BaptistChurch officiating. Burial willfollow at Wauchula Cemetery. Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) 773-3255 The A4 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018 Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis


and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hot line at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general pop ulation. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Town of Zolfo Springs 2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report PWS# 6250332Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre su agua de beber. Traduzcalo o con alguien que lo entiende bien. We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to un derstand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is groundwater from the Floridan Aquifer. The water is chlorinated for disinfection. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Town Hall at 863-735-0405.We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. The Town of Zolfo Springs routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017. Data obtained before January 1, 2017, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. In 2017 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are 3 potential sources of contamination identified for this system to include underground petroleum tank(s) and a Brownfield En terprise Zone with a low to moderate susceptibility levels. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions: Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL : The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drink ing water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG : The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Action Level (AL) : The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL : The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for con trol of microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG : The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l) : one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) : one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) : measure of the radioactivity in water. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Town of Zolfo Springs is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, 6:7c Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Mark Duane Oliver, 45, Winter Haven, and Cynthia Marie Mahoney, 39, Lakeland. Deanne Leah Powers, 38, Wauchula, and Kimberly Louise Brimlow, 49, Frost proof. Maria Anselmo Gomez, 24, Wauchula, and Lizeth Leon Perez, 25, Zolfo Springs. Bobby Joe Taylor Jr., 21, Bowling Green, and Summer Fay Simone, 23, Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Wauchula State Bank vs. George White and Jacquelynn Miller, judgment. Springleaf Financial Serv ices of America Inc. vs. Kelly Yeomans, dismissed. Wauchula State Bank vs. Darrell Chambliss, dismissed. U.S. Aluminum Corp-Car olina vs. Gregory Schock d/b/a A-1 Safari Glass, judgment against Joanne Schock. Rosa Bautista vs Jacinto P. Marcos, judgment. DNF Asociates vs. Jose De Loera, voluntary dismissal. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of re cently in county court: Willliam Kenneth Drake, DUI, probation 12 months, license suspended one year, tag impound 10 days, ignition interlock one year, 50 hours community service, $1,128 fines, costs and fees. Jennie Marie Smith, affray, transferred to pretrial diversion program, return July 25. Shellie Hunt, domestic battery and resisting arrest with out violence, transferred to pretrial diversion program, return July 25. Kevin Connor Kunkel, two counts petit theft and larceny, probation six months with condition of 18 days in jail, 30 hours community service, $445 fines, costs and fees; retail theft, not prosecuted. Daniel Macias-Garcia, AKA Jose Luis Macias, do mestic batteryamended to disorderly conduct, 21 days in jail with credit for time served, release to Immigration Serv ice, $500 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. Jamie Richardson, domestic battery, transferred to pretrial diversion program, return July 25. Shayna Souza, possession of cannabis, adjudication with held, and two counts possession of drug paraphernalia, probation 12 months, $560 fines, costs and fees; posses sion of marijuana, not prose cuted. Annie Elena Torres, bat teryamended to disorderly conduct, time served, $550 fines, costs and fees. Erica Williams, domestic battery, completed pretrial di version program, not prosecuted. Manuel Antonio Formoso Sr., resisting arrest without violence and trespass in a structure/conveyance, transferred to pretrial diversion program, return June 20. Zachery Matthew Garcia, petit theft and driving while license suspended or revoked, probation 12 months, 75 hours community service, $575 fines, costs and fees. Jose Guadalupe Nunez, DUIenhanced, probation 12 months, ignition interlock six months, tag impound 10 days, license suspended six months, 50 hours community service, $1,703 fines, costs and fees; resisting arrest without vio lence, not prosecuted. Donnell Terrell Patton, do mestic battery, not prosecuted. Jason Donald Pohl, viola tion of an domestic violence injunction for protection, adju dication withheld, probation 12 months, $575 fines, costs and fees. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Crystal L. Arrellano and the state Department of Revenue vs. Floyd Wayne Abbey Jr, petition for child support. Bank of America vs. Milton Roberts, Paul R. Roberts and others, petition for mortgage foreclosure. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Anthony White vs. Madison D. Johnson, dismissed. Devan Lampley vs. Sucora Renard, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Norma Hernandez vs. Adrian Sanchez, 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 by and the recom mendation of the state pro bation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Sue Ann Rimes, failure to register or provide informa tion, petition for early termina tion of probation, probation terminated. Darius Rhyard Saldivar, tampering with evidence and sale of cannabis, motion to modify probation, probation terminated. Christopher Lamar Hodges, two counts grand theft, probation four years, anti-theft class, $1,450 restitution, $1,450 fines, costs and fees; two counts burglary of structure/conveyance, not prosecuted. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Kenneth A. and Eileen M. Lambert to Charles S. and Jes sica Conerly Newman, $60,000. Joseph L. and Lelia A. Meeks to Ian and Jessica Nuccio, $188,000. William G. and Kate Ran dall to Regional Properties Inc., $200,000. M. N. Brown to Darren S. and Nettie L. Blum, $39,500. Beverly S. McClellan as personal representative to Ronald J. and Vanessa M. Brooker, $200,000. Garland Freeman, and Justin M. and Amanda R. Welch to Brian J. and Jessica R. Haynes, $224,000. Susie Patarini to Alberto Belmares Rodriguez and Marisol C. Rodriguez, $75,000. Raul Juarez Jr. and Victor Juarez to Gilbert Lopez DeLaCruz and Marcelino Lopez Lopez, $79,900. Kathy Lee Smith, Brenda Rogala and Mark E. Waters to Roger C. and Patricia A. Wa leri, $157,000. Sonia Villorin and Josefina Meyar to Jefrey Bryant and Sheila Poole, $380,500. Sue Birge to Mary Kate Harris, $127,900. New Journey to Conrad Nu anes, $20,000. Janet L. Stevens and Elizabeth J. Albritton as co-trustees to Charles A. Jr. and Susan E. Barton, $80,000. Oakwood Construction to David and Angelita Navarro, $213,000. Thomas P. Jr. and Beverly J. Spuckler as trustees to Windmill Farms Nurseries Inc., $183,200. Camilo and Rosa Morillo to Andres Orozco Albarran and Leady Judith DeSantiago, $52,000.Hardee County School Board School Financial Report FY 2016-17Pursuant to Section 1010.215, Florida Statutes, Hardee County School Board has prepared school financial reports for fiscal year 2016-17. The school financial reports are posted at each school, at the District Office, and at the School Board web site Upon request, schools will also send a report to parents, guardians, and community members. 6:7c Notices June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5


The 2018 Rotary Freedom Flight is now a memory, butthose attending will not soonforget the experience as theHardee County Rotary Clubonce again honored war veter ans by taking them to see theirmemorials in Washington,D.C. American flags were flying high and excitement wasbuilding on Saturday, May 5,as veterans from both Hardeeand Highlands counties ar rived at First Baptist Church inWauchula to begin their week end trip to the nation’s capital. Hardee County Fire-Rescue spotlighted a U.S. flag flyingon its ladder truck and HardeeSenior High School cadetsfrom the Junior ROTC salutedveterans as they entered abreakfast and reception spon sored by the Men’s Fellowshipat the church. Meanwhile,Highlands County attendeeswere arriving under the escortof law enforcement cruisersand about 20 motorcycles. Guest speaker Col. John Gill was introduced byWauchula Police Chief JohnEason, who is also a veteran.Gill served as medical directorfor the Freedom Flight. “You are going to experi ence many emotions as youvisit your memorials in D.C.this weekend,” Gill began.“You must not question whyyour friends’, your brothers’,names are on the wall insteadof yours. There are no answersfor that in this life.” Gill, who addressed a crowd of around 150, has served inthe U.S. Army and the Na tional Guard. He is a Vietnamveteran, but also was deployedto Desert Storm and Iraq. Gillhas received many awards andmedals for his outstandingservice to this nation, whichEason noted as the club recog nized Gill for his partnershipwith Rotary. This year’s Rotary Freedom Flight included five WorldWar II, two Korean and 19 Vietnam veterans along withtheir guardians and teammembers, making a total of 56taking the overnight trip. In itseighth year, the trip was or ganized by Rotarians SueBirge, Eason and Floyd Rice. After the sendoff reception, the group boarded a bus forTampa International Airportescorted by the Wauchula Po lice Department, HardeeCounty Sheriff's Office,Hardee Fire-Rescue andAmerican Legion motorcy clists. Manatee County Fire &Rescue awaited the arrival ofthe veterans, and had flags fly ing as the caravan passedthrough their county. The veterans enjoyed an other reception at the airport,sponsored by Southwest Air lines. The plane’s pilot cameout into the terminal to thankthe veterans and pose for pic tures. The pilot recognized thevets again during the flight. Landing at Reagan National Airport, the veterans departedthe plane to people wavingflags, shaking hands andthanking them for their serv ice. Included in the mass re ception were the U.S. BorderPatrol, Rotarians from theD.C. area and passengers fromother gates waiting for depart ing flights. It's an emotionalexperience as these veteranshear the singing, clapping andhollering as if they were justcoming home. The trip includes tours of the WWII Memorial IwoJima, Korean Memorial, Lin coln and Jefferson memorials,the Air Force Memorial, theWomen’s Memorial at Arling ton and the Vietnam Wall. Thisyear also featured a stop at oneof the newest memorials, thePentagon Memorial. Staying overnight at the Doubletree Hilton right acrossfrom the Pentagon, the veter ans were able to view theCapitol from the rotatingrestaurant at the top of thehotel. Many memorials can be seen at night from this vantagepoint. The highlight of every trip is the visit to Arlington Na tional Cemetery at the Tombof the Unknown Soldier towitness the “Changing of theGuard.” Audie Murphy'sgrave, the most decorated sol dier, is also in the same area.Those who were able also gotto go on a walking tour withRice to see Kennedy’sgravesite with the eternalflame, John Glenn’s and manygenerals. There also was a tour of downtown, driving by theCapitol and other interestingbuildings, a walk to the frontof the White House for pic tures and to reflect on Ameri can heritage and history.Following that was a dinner atMaranatha Baptist Church, or ganized by the Green Belt Ro tary Club. “Much laughter mixed with tears make this a very memo rable trip for our veterans,”said Birge, one of the organiz ers. “It is the desire of the Ro tary clubs to help theseVietnam veterans start a heal ing process and possibly someclosure to the memories theyhave coming home from thewar. We think we have beensuccessful in this effort, and itis worth the hours of planningthat goes into this trip.” Each veteran is given a memory photo book, put to gether by Sandy Scott, tripphotographer. Rotary Freedom Flight takes off in May of each year.If you have served in WWII,Korea or Vietnam and are in terested in this all-expenses-paid trip to Washington,contact Rotary team leadersBirge, Eason or Rice to learnmore details and to make ap plication for the 2019 trip. Pictures and videos of this year’s Freedom Flight can beseen on the Rotary Club ofHardee County page on Face book. Freedom Flight Takes Vets To Washington COURTESY PHOTOS War veterans and Rotary members gathered for an early-morning breakfast at First Baptist Church of Wauchula as part of their sendoff for the day’s travel. At the registration table are Vietnam veterans (from left) Frank Yodonis, Jimmy Dick ens and Michael Pierson, with guardian John Barben from Avon Park. A Southwest Airlines flight brought war veterans from Hardee and Highlands coun ties to Washington, D. C. Here, the pilot discusses the flight with Col. John Gill ofWauchula. The aircraft carrying Rotary Freedom Flight war veterans was greeted with the tra ditional Fire Department Spray of Water upon arriving at Reagan National Airport. Hardee Rotary member Kramer Royal served as guardian for Highlands County Viet nam veteran Lenard Carlisle while visiting Arlington Cemetery. Spectators view the Changing of the Guard ceremonyat Arlington National Cemetery. Vietnam veteran Robert White visits the World War IIMemorial with Rotary guide Charlotte Heston. Vietnam veteran Ean Eddy with Rotary member OliviaMinshew at the White House. Hardee Countians Larry Pelton and Zee Smith at the Audie Murphy gravesite. Members of the U.S. Border Patrol welcomed Hardee County Rotary travelers (from center left) Arnold Lanier, Sue Birge, John Eason and Floyd Rice. A6 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


Freedom Flight guide Sandy Scott with veterans outside the White House. Guardian Terry Atchley with veteran Tom Petro in front of the Korean War Memo rial. Freedom Flight veterans were recognized at the airport by their current militarycounterparts. The Lincoln Memorial looms in the background as (from left) Wendell Smith, Vietnam veterans Jimmy Dickensand Al Hodge, and Tommie Parker view the World War II Memorial. Guardian Nicki Eason at the World War II Memorial withveteran Frank Yodonis. War veterans from Hardee County salute at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial. Ken Evers escorts veteran Michael Pierson at theChanging of the Guard ceremony at Arlington NationalCemetery. June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7


– 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. HOUSE OF PRAISE JOHN 3:16 3920 Murray Road • 863-582-6716 Sunday..............................10:30 a.m. ............................................6:30 p.m. Wednesday............. ............7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street • 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion.11:00 p.m.Martes Estudio Biblico.......7:00 p.m.Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.7:00 p.m.Jueves De Predicacion.......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street • 445-0290 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer...............6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. • 781-5887 Sense Sunday....................11:00 a.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Sunday Bread of Life.........3:15 p.m.2nd Sunday Communion..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. • 375-3208 Sunday..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.Wednesday..............................7 p.m.Friday......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road • 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.....9:45 a.m.Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion......5:00 p.m.Miercoles Servico..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 • 375-4032 Morning Service...............10:30 a.m.Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School.......9:30 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop • 448-2831 Martes: Oracion..................7:00 p.m.Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica...7:00 p.m.Domingo: Servicio...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. • Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School....... .............9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane • 863-245-2371 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer.................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. • 494-5622 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road • 773-3052 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Englishg Service...............11:30 a.m.General Worship Service ....1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS 615 Rainey Blvd. • 941-755-8600 Sunday Services.................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 Sun. Community Groups....9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Family Night Wednesday ...7:00 p.m. Ministry for all ages! FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA FUENTE DE VIDA Bilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges 311 Goolsby St. • 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo..............10:30 a.m.Wednesday/Mircoles........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. • 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service..10:00 a.m.Sunday Night Service.........6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth.......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. “Night in the Word”..7:00 p.m.Wed. Extreme Kids............7:00 p.m.Thursday Prayer.................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road • 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion................7:00 p.m.Jueves Clase Biblica........7:00 p.m.Viernes Servicio...............7:30 p.m.Domingo Servicio..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School.................10: 00 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos...........................6:00 p.m.Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. • 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica......................10:00 a.m. Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Lunes Oracion....................6:00 p.m.Miercoles Servicio.............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 155 Altman Road • 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center • 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. • 773-6622 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIONAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. • 773-2929 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Sunday Evening Service....6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue • 781-5887 Sense Saturday...................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” The Bread of Life...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East • 773-2101 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper...6:00 p.m.Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue • 863-657-2253 Sunday School....................9:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service.4:00 p.m.Allen Christian Endeavor...4:00 p.m.Wed. & Fri. Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m.Wednesday.........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue • 773-6947 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street • 735-0321 Sunday Schedule:Bible Study for All Ages ....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Schedule:M&M Kid’s Klub...............6:00 p.m.Youth Group.......................6:00 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Worship/Communion.....9:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road • 452-1281 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wed. Evening Prayer..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road • 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)....5:00 p.m. (Spanish).....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)................11:30 a.m.(Creole)...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo...........................9:45 a.m.Daily Mass in English........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street • 773-9068 Sabbath School...................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue • 773-4368 Sunday School.......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service.........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training..7:30 p.m.Thurs. Youth Bible Study...7:00 p.m.Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:30 p.m.Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 • Pastor 385-7867 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street • 735-1200 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union...................5:00 p.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee • 735-1544 Gospel Music....................10:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street • 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road • 832-7829 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Worship.............................11:00 a.m.Evening..............................1:00 p.m.Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 781-5887 M-F Family Services..........8:00 a.m.Sense Friday.......................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Friday Bread of Life...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586 Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Children’s Church............10:00 a.m.Wed. Youth & F.T.H...........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Deadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Avenue East Escuela Dominical............10:00 a.m.Servicio del Domingo.......11:00 a.m. ............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles.......7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday.......................10:30 a.m.Evening Service.................6:30 p.m.5th Sunday..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 735-0636 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane • 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica.............10:00 a.m.Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Pioneer Club.................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche..........7:00 p.m.Mierecoles Merienda..........6:00 p.m.Servicio..............................8:00 p.m.Sabado Liga de Jovenes.....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN Sunday church bulletins quite often reveal more than the wordsprinted on them. Other than thedate on the front of the bulletin theorder of service changes very lit tle. There seems to be three im portant words that appear in everyorder of service: Invocation, Of fering and Benediction. And inbetween those words the hymns,Scripture and special music willbe “recycled” from week to week.But there is little new or different.Even contemporary worship serv ices seem to follow the same for mat and formula week after week. Sounds boring, doesn’t it? Perhaps that’s why Psalm 96:1 explodes with a challenge: “Singto the Lord a NEW SONG!” -which literally means “NEWTHINGS!” If God is alive andwell in our lives and in ourchurches we will surely be seeingnew things and singing new songsbecause we will see Him at workin our lives and in the life of ourchurches. Prayers will be an swered and lives changed, sinnerswill be saved and His discipleswill be called to serve Him in newand different ways showing Hislove and care to those around us.We will have to rearrange theorder of service to make time forpublic praise to share what He isdoing and sing new songs becauseHe is doing new things! And then in verse two we read, “Proclaim His salvation day afterday!” When the proclamation ofHis salvation is the centerpiece ofour work and worship, we will beovercome with His joy and “singnew songs!” Visit us at: Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eA8 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, Office of Permitting and Compliance Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit No. 0490043-013-AV Draft Air Construction Permit No. 0490043-012-AC (PSD-FL-275C) Vandolah Power Company, LLC, Vandolah Power Project Hardee County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Vandolah Power Project, LLC. The applicants responsible official and mailing address are: Brian Mallory, Plant Manager. Van dolah Power Company, LLC, 2394 Vandolah Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873 Facility Location: The applicant operates the existing Vandolah Power Project, which is located in Hardee County at 2394 Vandolah Road, Wauchula, Florida. Project: The facility includes four 170-megawatt combustion turbines, used in periods of peak electric demand. The turbines are fueled almost exclusively with natural gas, though distillate fuel oil is a permitted backup fuel. In 2012, the facility performed a software change that enabled adjustments to the positioning of the inlet guide vanes, which control airflow into each turbine. In 2018, new management at the facility informed the Department that this work had been performed and requested a determination of whether an air construction permit should have been obtained. The Department determined that a permit was necessary, and the applicant applied on April 27, 2018, to the Department for an air construction permit and a revised Title V air operation permit. The project includes an after-the-fact air construction permit for the inlet guide vane software project and a clarification of the capacity of each turbine. No increase in the capacity of the turbines is requested in this project. This project redefines the capacity of the turbines to be on a 4-hour basis instead of a 1-hour basis. This project has a minimal impact on emissions from the facility. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. Applications for Title V air operation permits with Acid Rain units are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-213 and 62-214, of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The pro posed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. The Office of Permitting and Compliance in the Division of Air Resource Management is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for these proj ects. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahas see, Florida. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authoritys telephone number is 850-717-9000. Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete proj ect file includes the draft air construction permit/revision, the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft/proposed permits by visiting the following website: and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all ap propriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a final permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed draft air construction permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a Title V air operation permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of existing equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-214, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permit ting Authority will issue a final Title V air operation permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft air construction permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a significant change to the draft air construction permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the draft air construction permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is sufficient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the draft/pro posed Title V air operation permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft/proposed Title V air operation permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. A petition for administrative hearing must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the deadline. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address, any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts al leged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency ac tion, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys final action may be different from the position taken by it in this written notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air operation permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electronic copy of the required proof of publication di rectly to EPA at the following email address: Although EPAs 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPAs 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended. The final Title V air operation permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision or significant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPAs 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: mitting/florida-proposed-title-v-permits Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrators 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable speci ficity during the 30-day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 1101A, Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPAs Region 4 web site at: PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMITS6:7c Crime BlotterDuring the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY June 3, Carlos Cruz, 37, of 316 Orange St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. John Layport and charged with resisting/obstructing an officer without violence and no valid li cense. June 3, Nick Benner, 24, of 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Bandy and charged with trespassing on posted agricultural land, battery on an officer, simple assault on an officer and criminal mischiefdamage to property. June 3, John Alvin Mitchell, 25, of 1940 Morgan Rd., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged with battery. June 3, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 West and a theft on Broward Street were reported. June 2, Angela Abner, 28, of 700 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson on a charge of violation of probation. June 2, Daniel Calvillo, 20, of 693 Doc Coil Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on a charge of contempt of court. June 2, Yasem J. McKenith, 42, of 208 South St., Newark, N. J., was arrested by Sgt. Paul Johnson and charged with ag gravated battery causing bodily harm. June 2, a residential burglary on Alligator Alley and a ve hicle stolen on River Lane were reported. June 1, a residential burglar on Pine Cone Park Road, bur glary of a conveyance on Mowatt Street and a theft on CR 665 were reported. May 31, Agustine Hernandez, 20, of 930 Fernleaf Dr., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Cierra Johnson and charged with battery, depriving a victim/witness of means of communication and violation of probation. May 31, Quinton Lane Thompson, 59, of 1153 Downing Cir., Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with possession of methamphetamine. May 31, a residential burglary on Morgan Grice Road was reported. May 30, Scottie Dale Boyles, 39, of 632 Green St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep.Bryant Ovalles on a charge of contempt of court. May 30, Norma Turner, 52, of 1378 Lisa Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with simple assaultthreat to do violence. May 30, a residential burglary on SR 64 East was reported. May 29, Maria Elizabeth Murphy, 21, of 894 Doc Coil Rd., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Danny OBryan on a charge of failure to appear in court. May 29, Thomas Trevino, 22, of 612 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with resisting/obstructing an officer without violence, driving with knowledge of a suspended license and violation of probation. May 29, Acerulio Hernandez Martinez, 28, of 680 Murphy Rd., Ona, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts failure to appear in court. May 29, David Avila, 67, of 3205 SR 64 E., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson on an out-of-county war rant. May 29, Juan Carlos Vazquez, 38, of 205 Goolsby St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jim Hall and charged with DUI and no valid license. May 29, Tamon Punte, 71, of 327 E. Seventh St., E., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward on a charge of violation of probation. May 29, a vehicle stolen on Murphy Road and a theft on Fifth Street West were reported. May 28, Shameka Snell, 32, of 317 Tuskegee St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. John Layport and charged with retail theft, possession of synthetic cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. May 28, Johnathan Scarbrough, 44, of 605 Canaan Ln., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. John Layport on an out-ofcounty warrant. May 28, thefts on Post Plant Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported. WAUCHULA May 30, a residential burglary on South Seventh Avenue, burglary of a conveyance on Seminole Street and a vehicle stolen on Illinois Avenue were reported. May 29, thefts on South Fifth Avenue (U.S. 17 North) and on Indiana Avenue were reported. May 28, Miranda Marie Vasquez, 23, of 605 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Spencer and charged with battery. May 28, a theft on Orange Place was reported. BOWLING GREEN June 2, Michael Goodwin, 33, of 855 Pleasant Way, Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Breanna Locke and charged with battery. Looking to sell, rent or hire? CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINE IS TUESDAY AT NOON June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9


Q: While I love all of these Marvel movies that are com ing out, it got me to thinkingabout one of my favoriteRobert Downey Jr. roles,which is Sherlock Holmes.Will he make another ofthose movies? —Bryan H., via email A: I have good news for you: Robert Downey Jr. (Sher lock Holmes) and Jude Law(Dr. Watson) have signed on toco-star in a third installment ofthe "Sherlock Holmes" series.As of this writing, director GuyRitchie is not yet attached, butI'm hoping that status changessoon. His snappy and smart di recting style really could beconsidered the third star of theprevious two films. The story isbeing written by Chris Bran cato (co-creator of "Narcos")and is scheduled for a Christ mas Day 2020 release. As moreinformation becomes available— such as storylines and otherco-stars — I'll be sure to leteveryone know. *** Q: Over Memorial Day weekend, I binge-watched"Everything Sucks!" on Net flix, and I am hooked. Whenwill it be back for a new sea son? —Ryder W., via Facebook A: Tragically, Netflix opted not to renew the wonderfullynostalgic series that centeredon a group of high school mis fits and outcasts in the smalltown of Boring, Oregon. Asidefrom having a kick-ass sound track with all your '90s fa vorites — including artistssuch as Sebadoh, Ride, Space hog and Tori Amos — it had afun and relatable story of firstloves, first experiences andfirst triumphs. As with all cultfavorites, there is a #SaveEv erythingSucks campaign on allsocial-media platforms, so youcan get involved and get yourvoice heard to try to revive itfrom the bowels of the one-sea son wonders. This is one of a few shows canceled this yearthat I wholeheartedly agreeneeds a second chance. *** Q: I need more "Poldark"! Can you give meany info about when or if it'llbe coming back? —Jennie T., Defiance, Ohio A: The Aidan Turner-star ring period drama,which finished air ing its third seasonthis past August, willbe back for a fourthAND fifth season,according to PBS. The fourth season is set to debut thisfall on Masterpieceon PBS, drawing onWinston Graham's sixth andseventh "Poldark" series books:"The Four Swans" and "TheAngry Tide." For the fifth sea son, expect a jump of 10 years,with the action centering on thestoryline of the eighth book,"The Stranger from the Sea." Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "A Wrinkle in Time" (PG-13) — A brilliant scientist (ChrisPine) hasfound thekey to inter dimensionaltravel, butgoes miss ing mid-ex periment,leaving hissmart andtough youngdaughterMeg (StormReid) adrift. Meg's precociousbrother Charles Wallace (DericMcCabe) makes contact with acharming trio of celestial men tors — Mrs. Whatsit (ReeseWitherspoon), Mrs. Who(Mindy Kaling) and Mrs.Which (Oprah Winfrey) —who inform the kids that theirdad is imprisoned by an evilforce known as The It that isthreatening the entire universe.Meg, Charles Wallace and theMrs.'s are joined by Meg'sschool crush on a journey thatwill test the limits of belief andlove in order to rescue their fa ther. "Death Wish" (R) — An unassuming emergency-roomdoctor (Bruce Willis) goesberserker when his home is at tacked, his wife killed and hisdaughter put into a coma. Po lice incompetence enrages thegood doctor, who sets out tomake things right with his ownbrand of justice. It's not toolong before his antics getcaught on viral video, and he'sdubbed "The Grim Reaper." Acautionary tale for criminals,he works his way through thelist of lowlifes who have donehis family wrong. It's not deepon story intricacies so much asit's an excuse for creative pay back scenarios. In the end, the1974 Charles Bronson originalwas better, but for a Fridaynight shoot-'em-up, BruceWillis still delivers. "Gringo" (R) — David Oyelowo portrays Harold, a pharmaceutical company rep resentative, Nash Edgerton'scomedic crime story set inMexico. He's on a business trip to a crimeridden citydealing as astraightarrow withcriminals and is mis taken for thecompanypresident and there fore subject to repeated kidnapping attempts. Some how, he muddles his waythrough it all — or maybe he'sthe one setting this clockworkcaper in motion. The problemis, the parts of this machine aretoo intricate to figure out, andthe many-layered storylines(the hijinks of Harold's slick bosses, played by Joel Edger ton and Charlize Theron; a pairof happy-go-lucky drug mules,played by Amanda Seyfriedand Harry Treadaway; a cartelthat can't shoot straight) don't make it any easier. "Thoroughbreds" (R) — De pravity, thy name is a pair ofupper-crust soulless teen girls. Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a ro bust ball of feelings smoothed out by a penchant for plagia rism and a vain, cruel stepfa ther. Amanda (Olivia Cooke) isan empty shell who euthanized her own horse and must pre tend to have feelings in order to operate from day to day. Some how these unlikely partnersbond over a shared disdain forLily's stepdad, whom theyhatch a plot to kill. They recruita local drug dealer (AntonYelchin) for the task, but soonfind out that crossing the linefrom killer instinct to killer is complicated. NEW TV RELEASES "South Park" Season 21"The Last Ship" Season 4"PJ Masks Saves the Sum mer" "Avatar: The Last Airbender" The Complete Series (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Feb. 5. If "It" scared you good and you want more ... well, braceyourself, because the 2017film, which grossed $700 mil lion, will scare you again as"It: Chapter Two." An all-starcast headed by Jessica Chas tain, James McAvoy and BillHader will portray the tor mented kids as adults (with theoriginal kids returning aswell). Bill Skarsgard repriseshis role as Pennywise. Chas tain is currently filming"Woman Walks Ahead," inwhich she plays a widow whopaints a portrait of Chief Sit ting Bull (Michael Greyeyes).It opens June 29 and also stars"Three Billboards" Oscar-win ner Sam Rockwell. *** Get ready for more gender switching. Last year producersrecast "Ghostbusters" with anall-female cast and grossed$229 million against a $144million cost. Now the $70 mil lion "Ocean's 8" opens June 8with Sandra Bullock, CateBlanchett, Anne Hathaway,Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulsonand Helena Bonham Carter.Meanwhile, Oscar-winnerHathaway and Rebel Wilson are embodying Steve Martin and Michael Caine's roles in"The Hustle," a female rebootof "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"(1988). *** Now that "Black Panther" is out on DVD, it's doubtful itwill still be in theaters. "Pan ther" has settled into the No. 9spot of the all-time top-gross ing box-office films, passing"Frozen," "The Last Jedi" and"Harry Potter & theDeadly Hallows: Part2." However,"Avengers: InfinityWar" has sailed pastthem, as well as"Avengers: The Ageof Ultron" (No. 8),"Furious 7" (No. 7),"Marvels: TheAvengers" (No. 6) and"Jurassic World" (No.5), and into the No. 4berth, moving fast and threat ening No. 3 "The Force Awak ens" and the big boys,"Titanic" (No. 2) and "Avatar"(No. 1). It looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum.We used to support films like"Gone With the Wind" (1939),"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)and "Casablanca" (1942), to name three of my favorites,but when you look over theabove list, it's all fantasy andsuperheroes. Is reality so badthat we need to escape it withpure fantasy? *** Emily Blunt, on fire with "A Quiet Place" (which hasgrossed more than $275 mil lion), will hit again at Christ mas with "Mary PoppinsReturns," and is currently shooting Disney's"Jungle Fantasy,"with Dwayne John son, Jack Whitehalland Paul Giamatti.Her "Quiet Place"husband and co-star, John Krasin ski, also is red hot,landing the titlerole in the Amazon series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan," with Oscar-winnerTimothy Hutton and PeterFonda. Its first eight episodeshaven't even begun airing (thathappens Aug. 1), but the seriesalready has been renewed foreight episodes of season 2. Asbusy as Blunt and Krasinskiare, you can be sure they'd killfor a Quiet Place! (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) Alden Ehrenreich,Woody Harrelson 2. Deadpool 2 (R) Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds 3. Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr.,Chris Hemsworth 4. Book Club (PG-13) Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda 5. Life of the Party (PG-13) Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Ja cobs 6. Breaking In (PG-13) Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke 7. Show Dogs (PG) Alan Cumming, Natasha Lyonne 8. Overboard (PG-13) Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez 9. A Quiet Place (PG-13) Emily Blunt, John Krasinski 10. RGB (PG) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. The fifth season also is ex pected to be the final season. According to script writer Debbie Horsfield, season fouris "very much Cornwall-based,but there are so many charac ters and flavors, and one ofthose flavors is London. …There are whole sequenceswhere we go to London, and that's a really excit ing new flavor to it.We will meet realcharacters, like(Prime Minister)William Pitt and(anti-slavery advo cate) WilliamWilberforce. Thereare some wonderful, affirming storylines and some utterly tragic onescoming up."Write to Cindy at King Fea tures Weekly Service, 628 Vir ginia Drive, Orlando, FL32803; or e-mail her at let (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern A Hardee County agribusinessman recently visitedWashington, D.C., to talkabout immigration reformwith politicians. Steve Johnson, a farmer and fourth-generation citrusgrower, is concerned abouthow immigration policies areaffecting farmers, describingthe current system as “bro ken.” Johnson wanted to visit the congressmen in person be cause he feels such face-to-face meetings make adifference. He added that“they need to hear from thepeople that elect them.” While in Washington, John son and his 12-year-old son,B.J., met with representatives Francis Rooney, Tom Rooneyand Ted Yoho and senatorsBill Nelson and Marco Rubio. Johnson believes that it’s dangerous to leave the immi gration system the way it is.He says, “We need workers toharvest crops, and without awork program we will con tinue to see higher food costsand farmers struggling to stayin business.” The Florida Farm Bureau says that the number of U.S.citizens willing to do thephysically demanding workthat farmers need is decreas ing. While immigrant workers are more likely to do the work,the current H-2A program iscosting farmers a lot ofmoney. H-2A temporary guestworkers are entitled to a min imum wage of $11.29, John son said, in addition to the em ployer providing housing,transportation, visa costs andother miscellaneous expenses. If farmers aren’t able to find a more affordable solu tion, Johnson says, “Foodcould become our biggest se curity problem.” Although he can’t tell yet what changes, if any, this tripmade, Johnson is hopeful. “I live in the same house I grew up in,” he says. Hehopes his three children be come the family’s fifth gener ation of citrus growers. Johnson recommends peo ple join their local Farm Bu reau. He says these bureausare working to help farmers,and there are many benefits tojoining. Local Farmer Visits D.C. To Discuss Immigration Reform COURTESY PHOTO Steve Johnson and son B.J. met with Tom Rooney (center) on their recent trip toWashington, D.C. A10 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018 PRECISION CUTS COURTESY PHOTO Master barbers Gonzalo Hernandez and Guillermo "Memo" Garcia of Hair Estilistasin Arcadia volunteered their time at Pioneer Career Academy in Zolfo Springs onMay 21 to reward students for their hard work this year with stylish precision hair cuts. Shown here, Hernandez (on left) sharpens the cut on student Ruben Gutierrezwhile Garcia (on right) works with student Aaron Vue. On This Day:• In 1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass, State of Kentucky • In 1839 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed • In 1864 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by the Repub lican Party• In 1912 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane • In 1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants• In 1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995


We would like to thank all of our participants, sponsors, and volunteers for making the 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk & 2nd Kids Fun Run a huge success! We raised over $19,000 for local and global mission projects. First Baptist Church Wauchula First Christian Church New Hope Baptist Church Event SponsorFlorida Hospital Wauchula Platinum Sponsors Gold SponsorsATP Logistics Debbie and Doyle Carlton III The Matred Carlton Olliff Foundation First Baptist Church of Bowling Green George Wadsworth Insurance, LLC Lambert Realty Company, Inc. Mosaic Oak Grove Baptist Church State Farm Insurance Veg-King Vision Ace Hardware Wauchula Abstract Silver SponsorsAlane Academy Albritton Insurance Services, LLC Ben Albritton Jr. Family Altman Chiropractic, P.A. Anytime Fitness Brady-Brook, Inc. Branches of Life Photography Ron & Lori Bromley Dr. Maria Carlton, DC Dr. Barbara Carlton Conley Grove Service DRM Photography Farr Groves & Cattle First National Bank of Wauchula First United Methodist Church of Wauchula Gourley Plastering, Inc. Hardee Ranch Supply H4 Site Development Heartland Gold, Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates Bobby & Susan Krause Patterson Welding Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home Robarts Family Funeral Home, Inc. Paul, Jamie & Eli Samuels Sevigny & Associates Eye Care South Florida State College Sun Fresh Farms, Inc. Ullrich's Water Conditioning Services, Inc. Wauchula State Bank Wauchula Lions Club Bronze SponsorsAlan Jay Automotive Network Amazing Grace Tea House Ashbrook Realty Lynn & Jodi Barlow Countryside Growers, Inc. Flatwoods Cattle Florida Fence Post Co., Inc Giovanni's Main Street Kitchen Heartland Events, LLC Immanuel Baptist Church Java Caf Jazzercise Joe & Caroline Mackay Safeguard Security, Inc. United Spark Fitness Vandolah Power Company WAUC AM13506:7c FITniche Hardee County BoCC Main Street Wauchula YMCA Publix Sears Off the Wall Adventures & Outfitters La Paleteria City of Wauchula Police Department City of Wauchula Public Works Results & Photos at: A Special Thanks To: June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11 6/7/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:20 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 49 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:15 AM Set: 2:13 PM Overhead: 8:13 AM Underfoot: 8:35 PM Moon Phase 41% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:13 AM 10:13 AM 8:35 PM 10:35 PM Minor Times 2:15 AM 3:15 AM 2:13 PM 3:13 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -46/8/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:21 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 50 mins. Moon Data Rise: 2:50 AM Set: 3:09 PM Overhead: 8:58 AM Underfoot: 9:21 PM Moon Phase 31% Waning Crescent Major Times 8:58 AM 10:58 AM 9:21 PM 11:21 PM Minor Times 2:50 AM 3:50 AM 3:09 PM 4:09 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average+ Time Zone UTC: -4 6/9/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:21 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 50 mins. Moon Data Rise: 3:27 AM Set: 4:06 PM Overhead: 9:45 AM Underfoot: 10:09 PM Moon Phase 22% Waning Crescent Major Times 9:45 AM 11:45 AM 10:09 PM 12:09 AM Minor Times 3:27 AM 4:27 AM 4:06 PM 5:06 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -46/10/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:22 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 51 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:05 AM Set: 5:07 PM Overhead: 10:34 AM Underfoot: 11:00 PM Moon Phase 13% Waning Crescent Major Times 10:34 AM 12:34 PM 11:00 PM 1:00 AM Minor Times 4:05 AM 5:05 AM 5:07 PM 6:07 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 6/11/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:22 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 51 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:46 AM Set: 6:10 PM Overhead: 11:26 AM Underfoot: 2:00 AM Moon Phase 7% Waning Crescent Major Times 2:00 AM 4:00 AM 11:26 AM 1:26 PM Minor Times 4:46 AM 5:46 AM 6:10 PM 7:10 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -46/12/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:22 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 51 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:33 AM Set: 7:16 PM Overhead: 12:23 PM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase 2% Waning Crescent Major Times --:---:-12:23 PM 2:23 PM Minor Times 5:33 AM 6:33 AM 7:16 PM 8:16 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -4 6/13/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:23 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 52 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:24 AM Set: 8:22 PM Overhead: 1:23 PM Underfoot: 12:52 AM Moon Phase 0% NEW MOON Major Times 12:52 AM 2:52 AM 1:23 PM 3:23 PM Minor Times 6:24 AM 7:24 AM 8:22 PM 9:22 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -46/14/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:31 AM Set: 8:23 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 52 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:22 AM Set: 9:27 PM Overhead: 2:25 PM Underfoot: 1:54 AM Moon Phase 1% Waxing Crescent Major Times 1:54 AM 3:54 AM 2:25 PM 4:25 PM Minor Times 7:22 AM 8:22 AM 9:27 PM 10:27 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Better++ Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar ForecastProvided courtesy of Crop UpdateJune 4, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 3, 2018. Precipitation estimates ranged from 0.1 inches in Garden Key (Monroe County) to 8.6 inches in Jacksonville (Duval County). The average mean temperature ranged from 75.7F in Naples (Collier County) to 82.1F in Punta Gorda (Charlotte County). Citrus: Weather continued to be positive for the citrus growing region. Daily high temperatures were in the mid 80s to low 90s, while nighttime lows were mostly in the low 70s. Rain fall associated with subtropical storm Alberto resulted in the re moval of abnormal dryness from the whole state of Florida. Rainfall totals in citrus producing counties were between one and seven inches. The central and western areas received the most rainfall. In the central area, Lakeland (Polk County) had 6.94 inches of rainfall, and in the western area, Wauchula (Hardee County) had 5.06 inches. According to the May 31, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire citrus region remained drought free. Valencia harvest is relatively over for the season. Growers are concentrating on next years crop. Fruit is holding well and progressing well on the citrus trees. Oranges are golf-ball size and larger. Grapefruit are about as large as tennis balls. Irrigation has been cut back some because of rainfall on several days. Spraying picked up toward the end of the week. Caretakers and grove owners are putting down herbicides, summer oils, and fer tilizers. They are taking care of young trees, cleaning ditches, and performing general grove maintenance. Fruits and Vegetables: With the spring vegetable season wrapping up, many vegetable growers were cleaning up and fal lowing fields or planting cover crops in prepartion for the fall planting season. Crops planted included bitter melon, boniato, malanga, and okra. Crops harvested included bitter melon, bo niato, malanga, mango, sweet corn, and watermelons. Livestock and Pastures: Due to an abundance of rain in northern counties, pastures were overly saturated, making conditions difficult for cattle. In southern counties, pasture condi tions improved dramatically with the onset of the rainy season. Cattle condition remained unchanged, despite changes in weather and pasture conditions. Field Crops: Daily rains in the Panhandle made fields too muddy for fieldwork, thus delaying row crop planting. The pro longed wet conditions will likely result in replanting of some row crop acres. Over half of the potato harvest is complete in Flagler and Putnam counties. Sugarcane is doing well with the hot, wet conditions.Red Snapper Season Opens On MondayThe recreational red snapper season starts Monday in Gulf state and federal waters, and will remain open through July 20. This year and next year are unique compared to previous years in that Floridas Gulf recreational red snapper season applies to harvest from both state and federal waters. Anglers fishing from private recreational boats will need a recreational saltwater fishing license and will need to have Gulf Reef Fish Angler on their license to target red snapper or other certain reef fish. You can get this printed on a license at no cost at GoOutdoors or by visiting any location you can purchase a license. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with the Snook & Gamefish Foundation on a new smartphone app specifi cally for voluntary reporting of red snapper catch information. This app will be available soon on your phones app store by searching for iAngler Gulf Red Snapper. Using the app is important because it will help FWC test real-time data col lection. Becoming a sports star is the dream of many young peo ple, so you might think that someone who is signed to a professional baseball contract has it made. You'd be wrong, though: Only 1 out of every 10 athletes who sign such a con tract ever becomes a majorleague ballplayer. The shortest song in the world is "You Suffer," recorded in 1986 by the British band Napalm Death. It lasts precisely 1.316 seconds.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver On This Day:In 1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem In 1862 General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint In 1862 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade In 1916 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes In 1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience. 10 HOURS A MONTH!Thats all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leave message.)


6:7c O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. Palmetto Open: 7 days (Yellow bldg. behind old carwash) NEW MACHINES • CLEAN • A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-0173 2:8tfc RETIREMENT CELEBRATION COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elemen tary School ended the ac ademic year on May 25with a celebration ofPeggy Chaney and her 43years of service to the stu dents of Hardee County.Faculty and staff mem bers feted the retiringChaney with a “LadybugLuncheon.” Chaney (mid dle photo), it was noted,loves ladybugs and timespent with her grandchil dren. Mosaic Four Cor ners Mine provided thefood, along with picnicblankets for all the staffmembers. PHIL DOME ERA ENDS PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Phil Rasmussen retiredFriday, May 25, after 14years as physical educa tion teacher at BowlingGreen Elementary School.The PE building in theabove photo was con structed in 2004 and wasnamed in Rasmussen'shonor in 2008 by then-principal David Duras tanti. From left areAssistant Principal StuartDurastanti, Phil Ras mussen and retiring Prin cipal Kathy Clark. In photo(right) Phil Rasmussenand his wife Sonya standby BGE logo which fea tures a panther and themotto "Achieving Excel lence. Aquatic habitat restoration efforts began Monday on LakeIstokpoga. Thousands of aquatic plants will be transplanted to help re store this popular shallow-water bass fishing lake inHighlands County, the FloridaFish & Wildlife ConservationCommission said. About 30,000 jointed spikerush plants will beplanted along the lake's west ern and northern shorelines.These native aquatic plantswill serve as a valuable foodsource and habitat for manyfish and wildlife species, in cluding the Everglade snailkite, an endangered species.The plants also will enhancethe chances that anglers will be able to catch largemouth bass,crappie and panfish on LakeIstokpoga. Later this month, the FWC will initiate another effort tohelp restore the lake’s habitat,involving re-vegetation of eelgrass, a native submergedplant. The eel grass will beprotected by well-markedmetal cages that prevent itfrom being eaten during itsfirst year of growth. Once it is established, the eel grass will provide a foodsource for a variety of wildlife,including waterfowl, wadingbirds, turtles, larger species offish and apple snails. It has theadditional benefits of provid ing structure for wildlife, in cluding small fish. Popular Fishing Spot Under Restoration SNICKER BARS After trying this recipe you'll wish you had found itsooner. Be sure to post it to therefrigerator; you'll want toenjoy it all summer long. 1/4 cup Peter Pan or Skippyreduced-fat peanut butter3/4 cup (3 ounces) GrapeNuts1 cup Cool Whip Lite1 (4-serving) package Jell-Osugar-free instant chocolatepudding mix2 cups sugar-free and fat-free vanilla ice cream, slightly thawed In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, Grape Nuts,Cool Whip Lite and dry pud ding mix. Add ice cream. Mix well to combine. Pour mixtureinto a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan andfreeze. Cut into 8 servings. Each serving equals: 156 calories, 4g fat, 5g protein, 25gcarbs, 233mg sodium, 63mgcalcium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Ex changes: 1 1/2 Starch; CarbChoices: 1 1/2. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made Fast And Healthy By Healthy Exchanges Roundup Surplus Food Given To Needy U.S. Department of Agri culture surplus foods will bedistributed to the needy inthe community this Satur day at New JerusalemChurch of God, 1514 Lin coln St., Wauchula. Food will be given out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eligi bility forms will be availableon site. Anyone with ques tions should call (863) 781-0982. Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) 773-3255 The A12 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


Herald-AdvocateThursday, June 7, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Sole Crushers claimed 30 medals after trav eling Saturday (June 2) to In dian Rocks Christian School inLargo to compete in the Ama teur Athletic Union (AAU)district meet. The local delegation com peted in a field of hundreds ofyoung contestants. Zackary Durastanti, Rey Mier, and Caleb Nadasky werenamed the squad’s most valu able players at the meet. Durastanti, who ran a per sonal best in the 1500 meter,won gold with a time of4:29.72. He also won gold inthe 3000 meter. “Caleb also ran extremelywell,” said coach Regan Dav enport. Nadasky won second in the 80 meter hurdles with a per sonal record, was first in the1500 meter with a personalrecord, and claimed second inthe 3000 meter. R. Mier also claimed three personals bests in the outingand won first place in the dis cus and shot put competitions. Most valuable players for the ladies were Tatiana Mierand Mikayla Metayer. T. Mier won the 3000 meter run and was second in both the1500 meter and 800 meterevents. Metayer recorded personal bests in the 200 meter hurdles,and the 200 and 400 meterdashes. The squad will next see ac tion June 21-24 at Sebastian inthe AAU Regional meet. Individual Results: Girls 7-8 1500M: 2nd, Shanah Virgile, 6:24.75. Girls 7-8 800M: 3rd, Shanah Virgile, 3:13.04. Girls 7-8 Long Jump: 10th, Shanah Virgile, 8-85. Girls 9-10 1500M: 7th, Madelyn Nadasky, 6:46.77 Girls 9-10 800M: 5th, Madelyn Nadasky, 3:18.60. Girls 9-10 400M: 2nd, Amariya Dobson, 1:21.61. Girls 9-19 200M: 7th, Amariya Dobson, 34.29. Girls 9-10 Long Jump: 4th, Amariya Dobson, 10-575 Girls 11-12 1500M: 1st, Ava Roberts, 10:30.64. Girls 11-12 Shot Put: 8th, Ava Roberts, 18-85; and 9th,Enalia Virgile, 18-8. Girls 11-12 Discus: 2nd, Enalia Virgile, 43-4; and 4th,Ava Roberts, 36-10. Girls 11-12 400M: 11th, Enalia Virgile, 1:33.21. Girls 13-14 200M Hurdles: 1st, Mikayla Metayer, 38.27. Girls 13-14 400M: 9th, Mikayla Metayer, 1:13.33. Girls 13-14 200M: 13th, Mikayla Metayer, 32.83. Girls 13-14 800M: 6th, Mikayla Metayer, 3:07.53; and7th, Saige Ward, 3:41.32. Girls 13-14 Shot Put: 7th, Saige Ward, 17-2. Girls 13-14 Shot Put: 7th, Saige Ward, 35-4. Girls 15-16 1500M: 2nd, Adrianna Mier, 5:23.75. Girls 15-16 800M: 2nd, Adrianna Mier, 2:41:51. Girls 15-16 400M: 7th, Adrianna Mier, 1:03.32. Girls 17-18 3000M: 1st, Ta tiana Mier, 12:00.08. Girls 17-18 1500M: 2nd, Tatiana Mier, 5:36.23. Girls 17-18 800M: 2nd, Ta tiana Mier, 2:47.41. Boys 7-8 400M: 25th, Tony Virgile, 1:33.39. Boys 7-8 100M: 38th, Tony Virgile, 18.71. Boys 7-8 200M: 36th, Tony Virgile, 42.20. Boys 9-10 1500M: 1st, Nolan Roberts, 5:58.09; 2nd,Joshua White, 6:45.31. Boys 9-10 800M: 2nd, Nolan Roberts, 3:04.33; 4th,Joshua White, 3:12.90. Boys 9-10 Long Jump: 6th, Joshua White, 8-6. Boys 11-12 1500M: 1st, Caleb Nadasky, 5:49.44; 2nd,Austin Ulm, 5:59.39; 5th,Cameron White, 6:18.13. Boys 11-12 3000M: 2nd, Caleb Nadasky, 12:35.02; 3rd,Austin Ulm, 12:49.63; 6th,Cameron White, 13:00.00. Boys 11-12 800M: 4th, Austin Ulm, 2:59.52. Boys 11-12 200M: 23rd, Rey Mier, 34.30. Boys 11-12 Shot Put: 1st, Rey Mier, 29-95 Boys 11-12 Discus: 1st, Rey Mier, 67-01. Boys 11-12 Turbo Jay: 3rd, Cameron White, 45-10. Boys 11-12 80M Hurdles: 2nd, Caleb Nadasky, 17.45. Boys 13-14 200M Hurdles: 1st, Leonard Frame, 37.71. Boys 13-14 3000M: 2nd, Jacob Duncan, 12:16.88; 3rd,Leonard Frame, 13:03.83. Boys 13-14 1500M: 2nd, Jacob Duncan, 5:41.33; 3rd,Leonard Frame, 6:12.77. Boys 13-14 800M: 2nd, Jacob Duncan, 2:49.81. Boys 13-14 Long Jump: 5th, Jacob Duncan, 10-85. Boys 17-18 3000M: 1st, Za ckary Durastanti, 10:26.67. Boys 17-18 1500M: 1st, Za ckary Durastanti, 4:29.72. COURTESY PHOTOS Amariya Dobson took fourth place in the long jump. Caleb Nadasky was second in the 80 meter hurdles. Ava Roberts took first place in the 1500 meter racewalk. Tatiana Mier took first in the 3000 meter run. The Hardee Sole Crushers pose for a picture with coach Regan Davenport (far right) following Saturday’s district meet. Mikayla Metayer (right) took first in the 200 meter hurdles. Zack Durastanti (1) took first place in the 3000 meter and 1500 meter events.


CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular sched uled meeting Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it rea sonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, em ployment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 6:7cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a regular quarterly Police Pension Meeting Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:45pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in volves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 6:7cNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITYS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR UTILITY OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND CUSTOMER SERVICEThe Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a meeting of the FGUA Evaluation Committee regarding the RFQ for Utility Operations, Maintenance and Cus tomer Service. All interested persons are invited to attend. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, Polk County, Florida, Lee County, Florida and Marion County, Florida. The FGUAs RFQ Evaluation Committee meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. local time on June 18, 2018 at Central Floridas Tourism and Sports Marketing, 2701 Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, Florida 33823. The purpose of the FGUAs RFQ Evaluation Committee meeting is to evaluate pro posals submitted to the FGUA in response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Utility Operations, Maintenance and Customer Service. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should con tact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least three (3) business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482. FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITY 6:7cBy TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateHardee dominated the lanes at a four-way meet Saturday at the Highlands County YMCA pool in Sebring. The junior Wildcat swim mers from the Hardee Swim Association took 13 first place finishes as they racked up 634.5 total points to take first place over Lake Placid Aquatics (560), Highlands Hurri canes Swim Team (555.5), and Avon Park Club Swim (300). Addison Landress claimed first in the 25 yard backstroke (girls 1-6) with a time of 47.59. In the girls 9-10 division, Khale Dickey took first in the 25 yard butterfly with a time of 20.21. Laina Canary took first in the 50 yard freestyle (girls 1112) with a time of 32.74. In the girls 13-14 division, Lahna Christian took first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 29.41 and first in 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:09:59; and Morgan Dickey was first in the 50 yard butter fly with a time of 35.12 and the 100 yard IM with a time of 1:20.22. Rylan Smith was first in the 25 yard backstroke (boys 1-6) with a time of 45.09. In the boys 9-10 division, Peyton Peterson was first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 42.26 and first in the 25 yard freestyle with a time of 17.86; and Jayden Burch was first in the 25 yard backstroke with a time of 25.60 and first in the 25 yard butterfly with a time of 22.75. Andrew Reschke was first in the 50 yard breaststroke (boys 13-14) with a time of 40.59. Jayden Burch, Peyton Peter son, Khale Dickey, and Saydee Herrera were first in the 100 yard medley relay with a time of 1:35.92. Morgan Hellein, Lahna Christian, Renell Herrera, and Oren Crawford won the 200 yard mixed freestyle relay with a time of 1:55.61. Christian Lahna, Emery Smith, Morgan Dickey, and Morgan Hellein won the 200 yard mixed medley relay with a time of 2:23.15. Individual Results: Girls 1-6 25Y Freestyle: 2nd, Addison Landress, 35.79; and 4th, Tiana Battey, 39.82. Girls 1-6 25Y Backstroke: 1st, Addison Landress, 47.59; and 2nd, Tiana Battey, 1:16.25. Girls 7-8 25Y Freestyle: 7th, Julianna Palacios, 48.81. Girls 7-8 25Y Backstroke: 4th, Julianna Palacios, 1:16.99. Girls 9-10 25Y Freestyle: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 16:59; 10th, Saydee Herrera, 22.24, 13h, Laryn Christian, 27.07; and 14th, Emma Tyson, 36.25. Girls 9-10 50Y Freestyle: 6th, Saydee Herrera, 46.54. Girls 9-10 25Y Backstroke: 7th, Emma Tyson, 38.73; and 8th, Laryn Christian, 51.34. Girls 9-10 25Y Breaststroke: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 25.23. Girls 9-10 25Y Butterfly: 1st, Khale Dickey, 20.21. Girls 9-10 100Y IM: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 1:45.77. Girls 11-12 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Laina Canary, 32.74; 4th, Micayla Gillispie, 40.14; and 8th, Eva Palacios, 44.68. Girls 11-12 100Y Freestyle: 2nd, Laina Canary, 1:24.78. Girls 11-12 50Y Backstroke: 2nd, Laina Canary, 43.11; 4th, Micayla Gillispie, 50.61; and 5th, Eva Palacios, 52.56. Girls 11-12 50Y Breast stroke: 2nd, Eva Palacios, 51.27; 4th, Laina Canary, 53.24; and 6th, Micayla Gillispie, 1:02.44. Girls 11-12 100Y IM: 3rd, Micayla Gillispie, 1:49. 13. Girls 13-14 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Lahna Christian, 29.41; 2nd, Morgan Dickey, 29.81; 5th, Emma Hays, 33.02; 6th, Tayler Kiella, 36.97; 7th, Lana Krell, 42.96; and 8th, Maddi son Justiss, 52.09. Girls 13-14 100Y Freestyle: 1st, Lahna Christian, 1:09.59; and 2nd, Morgan Dickey, 1:10.45. Girls 13-14 50Y Backstroke: 2nd, Lahna Christian, 37.34; 5th, Tayler Kiella, 47.29; and 7th, Maddison Justiss, 1:01.17. Girls 13-14 50Y Breast stroke: 3rd, Emma Hays, 47.87. Girls 13-14 50Y Butterfly: 1st, Morgan Dickey, 35.12; 3rd, Emma Hays, 41.99; and 4th, Tayler Kiella, 43.49. Girls 13-14 100Y IM: 1st, Morgan Dickey, 1:20.22; and 2nd, Lahna Christian, 1:20.92. Girls 15-18 50Y Freestyle: 2nd, Morgan Hellein, 28.91; 3rd, Renell Herrera, 29.24; 7th, Abby Duke, 33.50; and 9th, Jordan Sperry, 35.24. Girls 15-18 100Y Freestyle: 2nd, Morgan Hellein, 1:05.06; 4th, Renell Herrera, 1:08.57; 5th, Abby Duke, 1:13.64; 9th, Riley Justiss, 1:19.15; and 11th, Hallie Poucher, 1:31.94. Girls 15-18 50Y Backstroke: 2nd, Renell Herrera, 36.01; and 3rd, Abby Duke, 39.12. Girls 15-18 50Y Breast stroke: 3rd, Justiss Riley, 44.84; 5th, Abby Duke, 47.02; and 6th, Jordan Sperry, 54.71. Girls 15-18 50Y Butterfly: 3rd, Morgan Hellein, 37.53. Girls 15-18 100Y IM: 4th, Morgan Hellein, 1:21.22; and 5th, Riley Justiss, 1:29.26. Boys 1-6 25Y Freestyle: 2nd, Rylan Smith, 40.93; and 3rd, Brycen Holton, 43.11. Boys 1-6 25Y Backstroke: 1st, Rylan Smith, 45.09; and 2nd, Brycen Holton, 53.39. Boys 9-10 25Y Freestyle: 1st, Peyton Peterson, 17.86; 3rd, Jayden Burch, 19.20; 6th, Ciron Moreland, 23.97; and 8th, Levi Landress 34.05. Boys 9-10 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Peyton Peterson, 42.26; 2nd, Jayden Burch, 42.43; and 7th, Ciron Moreland, 53.48. Boys 9-10 25Y Backstroke: 1st, Jayden Burch, 25.60; and 3rd, Ciron, Moreland, 26.45. Boys 9-10 25Y Breaststroke: 2nd, Peyton Peterson, 27.45; and 4th, Levi Landress, 42.08. Boys 9-10 25Y Butterfly: 1st, Jayden Burch, 22.75. Boys 11-12 50Y Freestyle: 3rd, Braddock Dickey, 36.37; 5th, Josiah Burch, 37.31; 9th, Jake Hays, 42.32; and 10th, Noah Landress, 44.02. Boys 11-12 100Y Freestyle: 4th, Braddock Dickey, 1:26.28; and 5th, Josiah Burch, 1:28.60. Boys 11-12 50Y Backstroke: 2nd, Braddock Dickey, 45.78; 4th, Josiah Burch, 48.15; and 6th, Noah Landress, 1:01.78. Boys 11-12 50Y Breast stroke: 3rd, Jake Hays, 50.58; and 7th, Noah Landress, 1:06.09. Boys 11-12 50Y Butterfly: 2nd, Josiah Burch, 51.13. Boys 11-12 100Y IM: 2nd, Braddock Dickey, 1:48.32. Boys 13-14 50Y Freestyle: 6th, Brendan Holton, 56.13. Boys 13-14 100Y Freestyle: 2nd, Andrew Reschke, 1:06.09. Boys 13-14 50Y Backstroke: 4th, Brendan Holton, 1:05.15. Boys 13-14 50Y Breast stroke: 1st, Andrew Reschke, 40.59. Boys 13-14 50Y Butterfly: 2nd, Andrew Reschke, 35.34. Boys 13-14 100Y IM: 2nd, Andrew Reschke, 1:18.89. Boys 15-18 50Y Freestyle: 4th, Oren Crawford, 26.27; 5th, Cole Wilson, 27.02; and 9th, Emery Smith, 35.58. Boys 15-18 100Y Freestyle: 2nd, Oren Crawford, 58.59; 3rd, Cole Wilson, 1:02.67; and 8th, Emery Smith, 1:29.32. Boys 15-18 50Y Backstroke: 4th, Cole Wilson, 39.38. Boys 15-18 50Y Breast stroke: 2nd, Emery Smith, 43.40. Boys 15-18 50Y Butterfly: 4th, Oren Crawford, 32.43. Mixed 1-10 100Y Freestyle Relay: 4th, HSA (Saydee Her rera, Emma Tyson, Jayden Burch, and Khale Dickey), 1:39.80; and 6th, HSA (Ciron Moreland, Laryn Christian, Zavier Juarez, and Levi Lan dress), 1:44.24. Mixed 1-10 100Y Medley Relay: 1st, HSA (Jayden Burch, Peyton Peterson, Khale Dickey, and Saydee Herrera, 1:35.92. Mixed 11&U 200Y Freestyle Relay: 1st, HSA (Morgan Hellein, Lahna Christian, Renell Herrera, and Oren Crawford), 1:55.61; 2nd, HSA (Morgan Dickey, Emma Hays, Abby Duke, and Cole Wilson), 2:02.27; 9th, HSA (Jordan Sperry, Emery Smith, Hallie Poucher, and Riley Justiss), 2:27.88; 11th, HSA (Laina Ca nary, Jake Hays, Tayler Kiella, and Braddock Dickey), 2:33.82; 13th, HSA (Josiah Burch, Eva Palacios, Noah Landress, and Micayla Gillispie), 2:49.60; and 15th, HSA (Maddison Justiss, Brendan Holton, Lana Krell, and Andrew Reschke), 3:00.37. Mixed 11&U 200Y Medley Relay: 1st, HSA (Lahna Christian, Emery Smith, Morgan Dickey, and Morgan Hellein), 2:23.15; 2nd, HSA (Renell Herrera, Abby Duke, Andrew Reschke, and Oren Crawford), 2:23.84; 8th, HSA (Cole Wil son, Emma Hays, Jordan Sperry, and Riley Justiss), 2:48.28; and 11th, HSA (Tayler Kiella, Jake Hays, Braddock Dickey, and Laina Canary). SUMMER SWIMHardee Wins 4-Way Meet 6:7c For me, I can't think of anything more precious than our children. Just watching them at play or at sleep after a hard day of play brings joy to my heart. They are at a time in their lives they may never see again----a life of carefree days spent just en joying their childhood. Not all children are so fortunate. There are many without the necessities they need just to survive. If I had the means to take care of them my home would probably be overflowing with those children. I was fortunate to be able to go see a dance recital at the col lege here in Avon Park a few nights ago. My daughter works in the office of Dr. Ekici. Ezra, his wife, gave Jean (my daughter) tickets to the recital, and I was delighted to be able to see their little daughter Derin perform in multiple dance programs. It was a joy to watch the little ones, some who looked to be only 3, 4 or 5 years old. They were adorable from the youngest to the old est. Watching them perform their many dance forms made for a very enjoyable evening for me. Thank you Ezra for the tickets. It's always been said "You save the best for last." The last dance featured the dads dressed as Superman doing a dance rou tine with their daughters. If you could have seen those dads prancing around on stage in their Superman suits you would have felt only pride for these dads who had probably worked all day at their jobs. I think Dr. Akici came straight from the hospital to dance in the recital with his daughter. I call that being a SUPER DAD. Editors Note: Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-453-3589. Peavys PonderingsBy Jonell PeavySugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas Dear Editor: Some changes were made in the way I taught ... after teaching second grade for numerous years, I got very interested in working with those children who were having difficulty with their grade-level materi als. This is the real reason I started working in Special Education and studying on my own with Mrs. Marilyn Mizell's help. She observed how I worked individually with each child. I had a few children coming to me from the first grade for short periods of time. The teachers of second and third grades did the same thing. Teachers in the fourth through the eighth grades began sending me some of their students. I asked these students what sort of problems they were having in their classroom. They did not like the stories they were reading, "the stories weren't very interesting." I began checking lists of readers for the older pupils and fund some stories that inter ested me. That has been so long ago. I can't remember the names of the stories, but I or dered them. They were a HIT with my classes. I wish I could remember the names of those books. I was approached by one of the girls I worked with who saw me at the Post Office and asked my about those books. She told me her son or brother was having difficulty with reading. She thought if she could get her hands on one of those books it would help him. You can imagine how that made me feel. "On Cloud 9!" Roxie Bentley WauchulaLetter To The Editor Students Wanted Stories They Were Interested InThe summer driving season is in full swing, and opened with the most expensive gas prices in four years. Fortunately, however, those prices at the pump are begin ning to trickle lower. The national average price on Sunday of $2.95 per gallon was two cents less than last week. Meanwhile, gas prices in Florida declined four cents last week. Still, the state average of $2.87 is 14 cents more than a month ago and 49 cents more than this time last year. The discount at the pump is being driven by strong de clines in the price of oil, which influences about half the price of gasoline. Crude oil prices hit sevenweek lows last week as the dollar gained strength and the U.S. oil rig count reached the highest level since March 2015. These factors compounded the downward pres sure on crude initiated when Russia and Saudi Arabia re vealed interest in raising crude output. The price of oil sank to $65.81 on Friday, after reaching a four-year high of $72.24 per barrel just two weeks ago. "Gas prices could drop 1015 cents, based on recent oil price declines," said Mark Jenkins of AAA/The Auto Club Group. "The discount will not happen overnight, because it usually takes a couple weeks for shifts like this to play out at the pump, he added. However, any downward potential would be wiped out if futures prices suddenly bounce higher."Pump Prices Trickle Downward B2 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


By ANNETA STANTON KRAUS Special To The Herald-Advocate The blow dryers were running at top speed as excitement mounted. Items of clothing wereexchanged. Make-up, shoes and shampoo wereshared. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 was a glorious day for a graduation. The sun was shining. The airwas a mite crisp. A slight fog was lifting as mygirls drove down U.S. 27 in the early morning. Their destination was Florida International University in Miami. The occasion wasRachael’s graduation in International Studiesand International Security. Spirits were high as Rachael, her mother Melinda, Karen her Aunt from Vermont, andher Vermont cousins Kaitlyn and Megancaught up on the news from one another. Rachael joked that I would do most anything to get out of sitting through hours of gradua tion. I had injured my leg and was unable to at tend. The plan was to pick me up on the way home in Moore Haven where my able caring“special fellow” Russell Henderson, was takingvery good care of me. (We will talk about thislater in another article.) The sugar cane fields were being fired, har vested, and stalks hauled off to trains carryingthem to a plant in the distance. Some fieldswere in the process of being re-planted with ei ther more cane or a cover crop to let the landrest from growing cane. Being raised in the Northeast, the girls were fascinated with the Florida scenery as theyscanned the land and water for wildlife. Seeinga gator would be a real thrill! Little did they know how “up close and per sonal” they would get to the flora and fauna! Graduation was at ten o’clock. They arrived on time. This was quite a feat for five youngwomen! FIU has awarded 220,000 degrees to stu dents from 130 countries. The university holdsindividual graduations for their ten colleges.Rachael graduated from the College of Inter national Studies and Public Affairs. The university had this graduation thing down to a perfect science. The event went offwithout a hitch and was blessedly short. The revelers trooped over to a delicious lunch at a special Cuban Restaurant in Miamibefore they started on their return trip. I was anxiously waiting for them at Russell’s lovely home. But life doesn’t always follow the plan you laid out. And some major life lessons have tobe experienced. They can’t be taught in thehalls of college. They will test you in everyway you can imagine. And so it would be thisday... Just south of Clewiston the car in front of the girls suddenly veered off the road for no ap parent reason, over corrected and tumbleddown an embankment ending upside down andsubmerged in a full canal of murky water. Thetwo passengers were trapped inside. One heroic young man from a pick-up had come to a quick stop on U.S. 27 as had thegirls. He was racing down to the water callingfor someone to follow. There was no hesitation. All of the girls in their graduation finery rushed straight into theunknown black water to help rescue the twowomen inside the car. The doors and windows were closed and locked. Water from the four-foot deep canalwas rushing into the car, rapidly filling it to thetop. Kaitlyn and Megan ran up the embankment to call 911 and to look for anything they coulduse to crack a window or open a door. Theyfound a simple hard plastic tool (part of a safetykit I had given all my family as Christmasstocking stuffers). By this time there were dozens of gawkers taking cell phone pictures from the road, butfew made the decision to enter the water —some out of fear, and some simply because theydidn’t know how to swim. The young man along with a couple others who finally joined him were able to force adoor open with the plastic tool. He, the menand Rachael dragged one unconscious womanout of the submerged car. The girls and menpulled her out of the water and up the bank. Karen, a nurse practitioner with 25 years ex perience, started Chest Percussion CPR on thatwoman with Melinda assisting while the otherrescuers began to extricate the remainingwoman. By this time the EMTs, troopers, and a fire department truck arrived. They called for a hel icopter to transport the second woman to thehospital. Karen was not successful with chest percus sions so she resorted to mouth-to-mouth resus citation knowing the risk to her own health.She was devastated. To make matters worse, an EMT actually berated her for doing so. The girls wereshocked at his callous scolding to Karen.Where was he the last 20 minutes when Karenwas pushing the woman’s chest to no avail?Didn’t this woman deserve every effort to live?Would you make the same choice? One bystander got a shotgun out of his truck in case a gator came to see what was going onor a snake wriggled over. A Spanish fellow apologized for not going into the canal to help because he said he couldnot swim. Other than these two the rest of the “by standers” remained “bystanders.” Sadly, regardless of all of the efforts on their behalf, neither of the women survived. Of my girls only Karen had ever seen a per son pass from this life to the next. When the girls arrived in Moore Haven they were exhausted, dirty and wet. The joyful daywas no more. They were pensive and de pressed. Karen was very upset that with all her train ing and skills she had not been able to save thewoman she attended. We cleaned up the crew as best we could and treated a nasty scrape and bruise on Rachael’sleg before the girls and I headed back to my home in Lake Placid. Time is a good healer. In a few days the girls bounced back but will never be able to erasethat traumatic experience from their memorybank. An article about the crash was in the Clewis ton News dated May 3. The article identifiedthe two women as being from Belle Glade. Thedriver was only 20 years of age. An infant car seat was found in the car but thankfully no child. The child who previouslyoccupied that car seat is now motherless. The71-year-old passenger could have been a closerelative of the child. When one lives in Florida with all of our creeks, streams, canals, ponds, lakes, andoceans we should all carry safety kits, espe cially the escape tool. Place in the FRONT seatof our vehicles. None of us really knows what we would do if we were confronted with a traumatic situa tion like this one. Am I one who would notwant to get involved? Would I stay on the bankto protect my own well-being?” Would I trustin God to protect me and dive into the water tohelp an at-risk person? If I am ever tested, God, grant me wisdom. God, grant me courage. A Joyous Graduation, Then An Auto Tragedy U.S. 27 and canal near Clewiston was location of tragedy. COURTESY PHOTOS From left are Kaitlyn Skalla, Karen Skalla, Rachael Schroeder, Melinda Schroeder,and Megan Skalla. From left are Kaitlyn Skalla, Rachael Schroeder and Megan Skalla. 6:7c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 252018CA000109 NEW PENN FINANCIAL, LLCD/B/A SHELLPOINT MORT-GAGE SERVICING, Plaintiff vs.YIN PING WANG, et al., Defendants _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YINPING WANG36221 E LAKE RDPALM HARBOR, FL 34665UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YINPING WANG316 MEMORIAL DRSEBRING, FL 33870UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YINPING WANG4924 FELECITY WAYPALM HARBOR, FL 34685UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YINPING WANG4927 FELECITY WAYPALM HARBOR, FL 34685UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YINPING WANG349112 THOMASVILLE RDTALLAHASSEE, FL 32309AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under,or against the aforesaid Defen dant(s).YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIEDthat an action to foreclose amortgage on the following de scribed property located inHardee County, Florida: LOT 36 OF BLOCK A OFKNOLLWOOD SUBDIVI SION, A SUBDIVISION INTHE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OFSECTION 9, TOWNSHIP34 SOUTH, RANGE 25EAST, AS RECORDED INPLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 32,PUBLIC RECORDS OFHARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you, andyou are required to serve a copyof your written defenses, if any,to this action, on GreenspoonMarder, LLP, Default Depart ment, Attorneys for Plaintiff,whose address is Trade CentreSouth, Suite 700, 100 West Cy press Creek Road, Fort Laud erdale, FL 33309, and file theoriginal with the Clerk within 30days after the first publication ofthis notice in THE HERALD AD VOCATE, on or before July 6,2018; otherwise a default and ajudgment may be enteredagainst you for the relief de manded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this31st day of May. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of said Court By: J. Wingo As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Ameri cans with Disabilities Act, per sons needing a reasonableaccommodation to participate inthis proceeding should, no laterthan seven (7) days prior, con tact the Clerk of the Court's dis ability coordinator at Office ofthe Court Administrator, (863)534-4686. If hearing or voice im paired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. 6:7,14c __________________________________ Notices June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3


(A) microbios contaminantes, tales como virus y bacterias, que pueden provenir de plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuales, sistemas spticos, las operaciones de ganadera y fauna. (B) contaminantes inorgnicos, tales como sales y metales, que pueden ocurrir naturalmente o como resultado de pluvial, industrial o de alcantarillado, produccin de petrleo y gas, minera y agricultura. (C) pesticidas y herbicidas, que pueden deberse a una variedad de fuentes como la agricultura, pluvial y usos residenciales. (D) orgnicos contaminantes qumicos, incluyendo productos qumicos orgnicos sintticos y voltiles, que son subproductos de procesos industriales y la produccin de petrleo y tambin pueden provenir de gasolineras, pluvial y sistemas spticos. (E) contaminantes radioactivos, que puede ser que ocurren naturalmente o ser el resultado de la produccin de petrleo y gas y la minera. Con el fin de asegurar que agua es segura para beber, la EPA prescribe normas que limitan la cantidad de ciertos contaminantes en el agua proveda por los sistemas pblicos de agua. Las regulaciones de la Food and Drug Administration (FDA) establecen lmites de contaminantes en el agua embotellada, que debe proporcionar la misma proteccin para la salud pblica. Agua potable, incluyendo el agua embotellada, puede razonablemente esperarse que con tienen al menos pequeas cantidades de algunos contaminantes. La presencia de contaminantes no necesariamente indica que el agua supone un riesgo para la salud. Puede obtener ms informacin acerca de contaminantes y riesgos a la salud llamando a lnea de agua potable segura de la Agencia de proteccin ambiental al 1-800-426-4791. Ciudad de Zolfo Springs Informe de calidad de agua potable anual 2017 PWS# 6250332Este informe contiene informacin muy importante sobre su agua de beber. Tradzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entiende bien. Estamos contentos de presentar a usted este ao, el Informe Anual de la Calidad de Agua Potable. Este informe est diseada para informarle sobre la calidad del agua y los servicios que ofrecemos a usted cada da. Nuestro objetivo constante es proporcionar un entorno seguro y fiable de suministro de agua potable. Queremos que entienda los esfuerzos que hacemos para mejorar continuamente los procesos de depuracin de agua y proteger nuestros recursos hdricos. Estamos comprometidos a garantizar la calidad de su agua. Nuestra fuente de agua es agua subterrnea Acufero de la parentela. El agua sea tratada con cloro para la desinfec cin. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre este informe o sobre su utilidad de agua, pngase en contacto con Ayuntamiento en 863-735-0405. Por ello, animamos a nuestros clientes a estar informados sobre su empresa de agua. La ciudad de Zolfo Springs rutinariamente los conta minantes en el agua potable de acuerdo con las leyes estatales y federales, las normas y los reglamentos. Salvo que se indique lo contrario, este informe se basa en los resultados de la vigilancia para el perodo del 1 de enero al 31 de diciembre de 2012. Los datos obtenidos antes del 1 de enero de 2012, y presentados en este informe son de las ms recientes pruebas real izadas de conformidad con la legislacin, las normas y reglamentos. En el cuadro que figura a continuacin, puede encontrar trminos desconocidos y abreviaturas. Para que le ayude a entender mejor estos trminos hemos preparado las siguientes defini ciones: Nivel mximo del contaminante o MCL: El nivel ms alto de un contaminante que es permitido en el agua potable. MCLs se establezca cerca posible a los MCLG'S usando la mejor tec nologa de tratamiento disponible. Meta del Nivel Mximo de contaminante o MCLG: El nivel de un contaminante en el agua potable por debajo del cual no hay ningn riesgo conocido o esperado a la salud. MNMC permiten contar con un margen de seguridad. Nivel de Accin (AL): La concentracin de un contaminante que, si se supera, desencadena tratamiento u otros requisitos que un sistema de agua debe seguir. Desinfectante residual mximo nivel o MRDL: El nivel ms alto Para la clorina, el nivel detectado es el promedio anual de los promedios mensuales de todas las muestras recogido Si est presente, los niveles elevados de plomo pueden causar problemas graves de salud, especialmente para las mujeres embarazadas y nios pequeos. El plomo en el agua potable es principalmente de materiales y componentes asociados con las lneas de servicio y plomera casera. Zolfo Springs es responsable de la provisin de agua potable de alta calidad, pero no puede controlar la variedad de materiales utilizados en componentes de tuberas. Cuando el agua ha sentado por varias horas, puede minimizar el potencial de exposicin al plomo vol cando su grifo durante 30 segundos a 2 minutos antes de usar el agua para beber o cocinar. Si usted est preocupado por plomo en el agua, puede tener su prueba de agua. Informacin sobre el plomo en agua potable, mtodos de prueba y pasos que puede tomar para minimizar la exposicin est disponible de la lnea directa de agua potable segura o en Las fuentes de agua potable (agua del grifo y agua embotellada) incluyen ros, lagos, arroyos, estanques, embalses, manantiales y pozos. Como el agua viaja sobre la superficie de la tierra o a travs del suelo, disuelve minerales de origen natural y, en algunos casos, material radioac tivo y puede recoger sustancias resultantes de la presencia de animales o de la actividad hu mana Los contaminantes que pueden estar presentes en las fuentes de agua incluyen: 6:7c Inorganic Contaminants Wayne Collier helped us work cows after my father had died. I was 4 years-old, riding my one-eyed Shetland pony, gathering up cows. I felt so big. Even a 4-year-old on a Shetland pony can move a cow. Then I rode up too close to the herd and Wayne hollered at me, Son, dont ride up on them cows. Theyll scatter. It was the first time I remember anyone call ing me son. Son is what older men in my neck of the woods called young boys when they needed to correct them, but not be harsh with them. Since my father died, I didnt hear son too often. Wayne that day gave me a word of affectionate correction when he called me son. Ill never forget it. My cousin Tiny Durrance grew up with my Dad. His home in Chattanooga was halfway be tween Florida and Kentucky, where I went to school. Half-adozen times I stopped and spent the night. Tiny would start to tell stories about my Daddy. He would tell about the time Daddy overturned the truck with 15 men on back, when Daddy knocked out a mans eye in a juke joint across the county line, and when Daddys mare beat his cousin Floyds colt in horse race one Sunday after church. Tiny gave me memories of my Daddy I didnt have. He gave me stories I needed to hear, stories I stored up in my soul, to pass on to my children. Ill never forget those stories. Doing graduate work at seminary was like living in a war zone. The competition was fierce, the expectations high. You never knew when a stray verse of Hebrew would be lobbed at you in class. Halfway through my Ph.D. studies, I realized I did not have a scholars temperament. I really didnt care how many variations of conjunctions there were in the book of 1 Chronicles. I decided to finish my degree anyway, but it was like giving birth to a watermelon. My supervisor, Dr. Marvin Tate, was patient beyond belief with my missed deadlines and immature conclusions. After I left school and came to pastor Alice Drive, I sent a weekly newsletter to Dr. Tate (we mailed them in those days before the inter net). One day my assistant told me a Dr. Tate was on line one and asked if I wanted to speak to him. I immediately broke into a cold sweat. Had I failed to turn in a paper? Were they re voking my degree? Dr. Tate came on the line and told me a col umn I had written about women in ministry was the best summation of the issue he had ever read. He asked permission to use it with his Sunday School Class. Then he asked if I ever considered being a full-time writer. In that mo ment I received an affirmation I never dreamed of. A simple phone call healed many of the scars I incurred during Ph.D. wars. Ill never forget his call. One day I felt this strange prompting to write a thank-you note to John Ortberg. Johns books have grown my soul through the years. He introduced me to Dallas Willard, who in turn challenged me to go deeper in my walk with Jesus. I met John once in a conference in the bathroom. Its an odd place to meet a hero. We didnt shake hands. John had added so much to my life, I felt the need to say thanks. I wrote a note, sent it to his church, and felt like I had done what God wanted me to do. A few weeks later, I received a note back from John. It simply said, Thank you, Clay. Your note encouraged me. Apprecia tively, John. It must have taken him 10 seconds to write. I keep in my desk drawer to this day. Ill never forget that note. Each of these men influenced my life. In their circle of influence, they reached out and com municated something positive. Their words and stories helped my soul. There are people in your circle of influence. They need encouragement. They need some thing positive. They need your response. You are a person of influence, and your words and stories matter. You may think your influence doesnt matter. You are wrong. It matters a lot. There are peo ple in your circle who need your blessing. Bless them. They will never forget it. A Word To Your Circle Iwas born in a city of asphalt, but God in His wisdom took me out of that city life to a farm on south Georgia when I was 3. I learned at an early age that if you plant your seed in fertile land it will grow and prosper. As the years passed I found myself walking on concrete in place of good fertile dirt. The same goes with my life, but instead of rich dirt I plant prayers. Sometimes the fruit is not what I prayed for, but He sent it much like or anges and tomatoes pulled green but at the right time for the consumers' harvest. You may be a city slicker, but you are close enough to think like a farmer. Plant your life in fertile soil. Let God pro duce your harvest. There was a time when you took all you had and started a company. Eventually you were referred to as the COO. You had a son who grew up and learned the business rapidly. You found your son was ready to take charge of a very large operation, so you turned all decisions over to him. Technically you became blind to the operation. All was left in your son's hands. He has the last word. Thus Jesus said, "No one comes to the Father but by Me." You must be born again, put away the old life and fol low Him. God cannot see your sin, Christ's blood covers them all. Only by Him can you be saved. Is your work fun? Is your life also fun? I sit each morning and watch the squirrels at play, or is it work? As they go about the task of supplying their stash for a later date they make it into fun and play. Oh, they have stress. Large birds would make a meal of them, but they do not dwell on the stress. They really enjoy their work and make it a part of their everyday life. They don't punch a time clock. It is a continual blend of their work and play. If you love your job pro viding for the needs of you and your family it becomes fun and less stressful. That's what Johnny found when he was accepted for a job. The H.R. person never commented on his stutter. After she had finished putting his records together he asked why she had not noticed his speech impairment. She replied that speech and performance did not fit to gether. She had hired several mute employees. This one act on her part set him on the right foot for a happy and long employment. Catfish on ice ... three rivers come together at Chatta hoochee, Fla. Flint River starts near Atlanta and passes Bainbridge, Ga., a few miles east of Chattahoochee. Chatta hoochee River splits Georgia and Alabama west of At lanta. These two come to gether at Chatta hoochee and combine to form the Apalachicola River and on into the Gulf of Mexico. Five miles either way from the junction seems to be catfish heaven. Until the TVA put in the dam, noodling was a great "redneck" sport. I have seen a 53-pound catfish brought up. Johnny won the prize on his very first try at noodling. This got into his blood. He was under water every chance he got. A wetsuit became nec essary as cold weather came so Johnny invested in a suit and snorkel equipment. Late after noon seemed the best time to fish. One cold day Johnny de cided to go down the Apalachicola and his boat sank, leaving him out all night with 'teens and 20s. When we found him he was very cold, but he kept all the fish. That's when Cindy put her foot down on his fishing trips alone. He argued that he knew how to survive, but she stood pat. She told him she wanted him home warm more than his fish on ice. As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula B4 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018 Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) 6:7c INHOMESERVICE


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NWES Students Receive The Annual Manik Award COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elementary School recently recognized students for outstandingcitizenship, service, scholarship and leadership via the Heartland Pediatrics ManikAward. Each teacher selected a classroom winner, then an overall grade-level win ner was selected. Classroom winners received a certificate and medal and overallwinners received a plaque, certificate and gift card. The overall kindergarten winnerwas (front) Jillian Keen. Class winners were (back, from left) Ruby Sierra, KevinKight, Jenaro Gomez, Christian Godinez and Olivia Snead. Winning overall for the first grade was (front) Cheyenne Nicalek. Earning the awardin their classrooms were (from left) Jose Gomez, Colton Murphy, Erianna Severe and Jadyn Young. The second grader who earned the overall title was (front) Catarina Johnson. Othersecond-grade winners were (from left) Elijah Juarez, Sam Boyett, Darius Hudsonand Diego Santiago. Third-grade overall winner was Jaclyn Brown (not pictured). Other third-grade hon orees were (from left) Emma Tyson, David Howell, Joshua Hedgecock and Isabella Badillo. The overall fourth-grade winner was (front) Katelyn Loza. Also receiving the awardwere class winners (back, from left) Luis Flores-Perez, Abel Vasquez-Bartolon, Bri anna Torres, Natalie Hipolito-Hernandez, Kaitlyn Hedgecock and Genaro Botello. For the fifth grade, Jacqueline Flores (front) was the grade-level winner. The class winners were (back, from left) Anabel Chavez, Cody Rieder and Adrian Chavez. Positively Awesome Workers in kindergarten were (front, from left) Ahliviah Williams, Eli Valdez, Jenaro Gomez, Omari Hilliard and David Sanchez-Leal; not pictured, An gela Herrada. First graders were (middle) Brayla Birge, Carlos Fernandez, CesarRodriguez, Arion Patterson and Fidel Barbosa. Second graders were (back) TimmyWhaley, Jayden Massey, Axhsli Lopez-Chavez, Giselle Lopez and Jessie Torres; not pictured, Shelby Albritton. Earning recognition for their hard work in the third grade were (front, from left)Ja’meson Bell, Emilio Perez, Cameron Soto, Sydnie Martinez and Jordan Valdez.Fourth-grade winners were (middle) Denim Lozano, Lindsey Darty, Luciana Santos-Campos and Yuridia Pena-Barrios; not pictured, Luis Bruno. Fifth graders were(back) Ana Cuate, Jasiel Ramirez, Thomas Flores and Wendy Rodriguez. Setting a good example in the third grade were (front, from left) Carla Flores-Diaz,Luis Rocha (fourth grade), Nathaniel Fenton, Madi Baker, Antonio Galan, AdrianAustin Gonzalez, Cheyenne Barringer, Raelee Deemer, Rubi Molina, Levi Bowes,Sammi Ton-Cambray, Elaina Santoyo and Rebecca Lemus; not pictured, GabrielRoberts. Fourth graders were (middle row) Jonathan Alvarez, Kaitlyn Hedgecock,Adrienne Valdez, Giselle Estrada, Rodrigo Hipilito-Vargas, Adrian Adame, EnriqueCuellar-Rocha, Kiara Juarez, Brianna Torres, Gabriela Perez, Melina Bowes, JimmyRuiz-Santos and Vanessa Gutierrez. Fifth-grade honorees were (back) Valeria Mier, Will Whaley, Anabel Chavez, Alvita Herrera-Perez, Renato Delacruz-Margarit, Este fani Ramos-Perez, Jayro Cambray-Alvarez, Crystal Ramirez, Kortni Bryant, Adrian Chavez, John Wallace and Enier Duran; not pictured, Yaneli Chantes-Torres. COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elementary School recently held its fourth-quarter Cool Cats cer emony. Kindergartners earning the title for their good citizenship were (front, fromleft) Bentlee Lopez, Mason Justiss, Sawyer Tollison, Skylar Thompson, AlexanderPaulino-Perez, Jazmine Torkey, Cezar Zamora, Jacob Powers, Steve Mendoza andRosemary Hernandez; not pictured, Lilly Harris and Juan Daniel Gonzalez. First-grade Cool Cats were (middle) Emmalyn Chester, Dayton Merchant, Jordan Orta,Gabriel Santoya, Alex Santiago, Daysi Guererro, Angie Alvarez, Sophia Ramon, Ed ward Gomez and Hector Galarza. Second graders were (back) Hannah Whidden,Diego Santiago, Sherlyn Rojas, Shianne Murphy, Genesis Granados, William Rojas-Velasco, Osmar Torres, Darius Hudson, Selena Medeiros and Brooklyn Smith. NWES Presents ‘Cool Cat’ & P.A.W. Award Winners B6 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


Total Pounds Donated To The HHC: 2,715 On behalf of the Hardee Help Center and Hardee Co. Ministerial Association we would like to thank each and every person that gave of their time and resources to help make the 2018 NALC “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive a huge success! soc6:7c STAMP OUT HUNGER COURTESY PHOTOS The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers joined tohelp “Stamp Out Hunger in America” during the 26th annual food drive on May 12.Local residents answered the call, setting out bags of non-perishables for collec tion. The Hardee Help Center, a ministry of the Hardee County Ministerial Associ ation, was one of the recipients of the food, along with several other local foodpantries. It received 2,036 pounds through the Wauchula Post Office and 476pounds from the Bowling Green Post Office. An additional 203 pounds weredropped off at the center, bringing the total to 2,715 pounds. Twenty-seven volun teers donated more than 45 hours to the center, handling and sorting food items.Contributing to the drive’s success were the Wauchula and Bowling Green post of fices, Chapman Fruit Co., Mosaic, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Heartland Associationof Realtors, Wauchula State Bank, Duke Energy, Farm Share, WAUC 1310 Radio andThe Herald-Advocate. R EMEMBER T HAT S PECIAL M OMENT Photos of graduating seniors on stage receiving their diplomas are now available for purchase. Get a CD with the graduation diploma photo of your senior. $10 plus tax (Cash or check — No credit cards please) Use the CD to make as many copies of the photo you may need. (Mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) Place your order today at The Herald-Advocate office 115 S. 7th Ave., Wauchula • 773-3255 5:24-6:28nc R OBBY E LLIOTT invites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at 205 N. Charleston • Fort Meade 1-800-673-9512 • 6:7c Come Camp With Us No RV • No Tent • No Problem W E H AVE CABINS!! Thousand Trails 2555 US Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs • 863-735-8888 6:7c June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 MILLIONAIRE MAYHEM COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Students at Wauchula Elementary School who read one million words or moreduring the academic year were treated to a "Millionaire's Luncheon" on Thurs day, May 17. They were served a meal catered by Giovanni's Main Street Kitchenalong with entertainment by Mrs. Right and Mrs. Wrong, also known as ClaireCornell and Tito Terrell. There were some antics for the camera as well.


Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra JimmyT HE C LASSIFIEDS ABOUT ... ClassifiedsDEADLINE ....Tuesday noon RATES ..........Minimum of $5.00 for up to 10 words. Each additional word is 25. Ads in all capitals are 35 per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $5 extra. BILLING ........Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS:Agriculture Mobile Homes Appliances Notices Automobile Personal Boats Pets Furniture Plants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help Wanted Recreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, CommercialLost & Found Services Miscellaneous Wanted Motorcycles Yard Sales Michelle Williamson Broker Everything We Touch Turns To $old 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 614 Coolidge Ave NE, Lake Placid, FL 33852 BUILDER AND INVESTOR ALERT!!! Great cleared building lot in the beautiful area of Placid Lakes. This lot is a wonderful home-site and is only a few steps from all the gorgeous lakes in Lake Placid. Call today because at this price, this lot will not last long.cl6:7c 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 Erica Bautista Sales Associate 863-244-1957 $6,250 $10,000 $65,000 THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809 TDD 800-955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity Employer & Provider Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts. Rental rates starting at $537 plus utilities Rental Office Hours cl6:7-28c Monday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM HARDEECARCOMPANY(Across From First National Bank) B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e773-6667 cl5:25tfc BACK ON THE MARKET! 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 6,000+ SF metal building. Located on southbound US Hwy 17. Corner lot with paved parking. Asking $275,000 Two 4.7+ ac parcels located in Lorida. One includes a 30x50 building and water holes. Call John Oneal for more infor mation. 5.43 ac vacant land in town on Florida Avenue South. Zoned C-1. $320,000 1.19 ac metal warehouse with an office. 9,600 total square feet. Zoned A-1. Has a shallow well. $130,000 15+ acres with 2 mobile homes in Ft. Green Zoned Commercial. Call for de tails. 40 acres Presently used for farming & has a well. $360,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338 James V. See, Jr., Broker Jim SeeRealtor 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 cl6:7cGENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANICPAY RATE: $28,128.45 ($13.52/hr.) $38,775.38 ($18.64/hr.)Wanted for the Hardee County Facilities Department. Responsible for general and specialized tasks in the construction, renovation, modification, installation and repair of buildings, equipment, apparatus and facilities. This is skilled maintenance and construction work in various trades. Two (2) years experience in building/repair in one or more trades. Must have a High School Diploma or GED. May be required to possess a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's license. Complete job description and Application forms posted on County website @ Applica tions accepted in the Human Resources Department @ 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOEF/M/V. cl6:7cNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 4D Black VIN: 2D4FV48T15H605670 9:00 AM, JUNE 20, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl6:7c 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 HIRING TRUCK DRIVERS, CDL Class A, laborers 18 or older. M-F, 8-5, mill production man ager, mechanic skills required. 863-735-1361, Florida Fence Post Company, 5251 SR64, Ona. 6:7tfc 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 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 MECHANIC NEEDED. MUST have own tools. Apply in person at BG Small Engine, 4702 US Hwy. 17 N., BG. 12:21tfc Help Wanted Automotive Agriculture 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 FREE PIGS AND PIGLETS, 5039 Parnell Rd., ZS, 812-2328621. 6:7nc 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 WANTED GOOD CONDITION upright Tiger piano, 863-7352507 or 863-781-4105. 6:7,14p JET3 POWERCHAIR, Like new with new batteries, never used outside, barley used at all. $700 cash. 863-473-1259. 5:10-6:7p Miscellaneous Lost/Found Livestock Help Wanted 2012 YAMAHA V-STAR 1300, 25,000 miles, $5,500. Call 863832-0073. 5:31p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh Pets Motorcycles COMMERCIAL, BEER STORE, dance hall, offices, restaurants, store front, houses, junk yard, 863-773-6616, 863-445-0915. 6:7-7:5p ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 6:7c ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertis ing any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status in cludes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh I WILL CUT SMALL YARDS, 863245-9898. 6:7p CANCER SURVIVOR MEETING Wednesday at the new hospital. Go through maintenance. For more information call Billy 239821-4184. 4:12tfcdh Services Rentals 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 F FREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfc Want to sell, rent or hire?CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINE IS TUESDAY AT NOON Female tarantulas can live longer than 30 years in the wild. Even in captivity, theyve been known to live past 20 years of age.Bryan Land Services LLCExcavating Grading Land Clearing863-263-8250Ona, FL cl6:7-28p B8 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


16 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor apple picking in Hen derson County, North Carolina, for Coston Farm LLC with work beginning on or about 08/04/2018 and ending on or about 11/09/2018. The job offered is for an ex perienced farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour and piece rates may be offered. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Hous ing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Ap plicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Cen ter Henderson County, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731, (828) 6941755, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency and reference job order #NC10880819. EOE. H-300-18143-460505. cl6:7cDaniel Harvesting, Inc. is hiring 50 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest watermelon crops in Berrien County, GA for a temporary period starting on 06/16/2018 and ending on 07/01/2018. Two (2) months verifiable experience harvesting watermelons is required. The wages offered are the highest of $10.95/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job re quires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Drug testing and background checks will occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole discretion of the employer. Workers must be able to lift 70lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot rea sonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: GA2186591099. cl6:7c 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: Listings: Rentals: cl5:10tfc Land Specialist Agricultural Commercial Residential Sales YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions TERRYMIKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfc Lacey Webb863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 cl6:7c call 863-773-4101. REGISTRARResponsible for the operation and supervision of the Admis sions, Registration, and Records Office. Master's degree and five or more years of recent employment experience in a post-secondary educational institution required. Experience working with student records, registration, and computer systems required. Experience with Ellucian Banner software strongly preferred. Experience in the development and design of computer systems as related to Student Services functions helpful. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Application review begins: June 30, 2018. Please visit for applica tion and other detailed requirements.SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION cl5:31,6:7c 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132 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 Services 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 SATURDAY, 9-?, 7th/Bay, Wauchula. Pre-made scrap books, scrapbooking supplies. $5 Paparazzi jewelry and misc items. 6:7p HUGE CHURCH YARD SALE Lots of goods for everyone. Saturday, 8-?, 511 W. Palmetto St., Wauchula. 6:7p SATURDAY, 8-? $1 or less, lots 25. 1621 Dena Circle, Golfview. 6:7p LATEST DELIVERY OF Furniture is great. Check it out, especially mirrors, pictures, dining tables, etc. Hannahs Hope Chest. Open M, T, Th, F, 9-4, 226 West Main St. 6:7-28c Yard Sales Services 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 Yard Sales MULTI-FAMILY, FRIDAY, Satur day, 8-3, 1997 Merle Langford, Zolfo. 6:7p Yard Sales THECLASSIFIEDS ROBERTS Light Medium Heavy TowingLow Boy ServicesLOCKOUTS TIRE CHANGES LICENSED AND INSUREDROBERTS TOWING375-4068 or 781-8195 24 Hourscl6:7-28c June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9SUBSCRIPTIONS MAKE EXCELLENT GIFTS Do You Have A Friend or Family Member With ABirthday or Anniversary Child In College or The Military Surprise Them With a Gift Subscription to The Herald-Advocate A Little Touch of Home Delivered Every Week Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Avenue Post Office Box 338 Wauchula, Florida 33873(863) 773-3255 863-773-0657 Fax www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comTheDear Editor: One of my oldest and dear est friends was in a tragic car accident and lost the front por tion of her brain. Her good sense of humor lets her say, "It was part of my brain that I never used anyway." I'm just thankful to have my friend Nancy still alive and doing well. There is always hope, and I'm sure that prayers are heard and answered by God. I re member praying night and day for 13 days until Nancy woke up from the coma. Sure, the devil tried to distract me and had me thinking about funeral flowers, until I realized that I needed to keep positive faith. Forget the negative! Almost two weeks later after surgery Nancy opened her eyes and found herself in the trauma center in Baltimore, Md. I was in Wauchula still praying. I lived next door to Nancy and her family. We met when I was 4 and she was 2 years old. We are more like sisters than friends. To this day we still visit and talk on the phone. Doctors gave Nancy zero hope to survive because the front of her skull was broken when the front of her car and the steering wheel shoved into her head. Her 5-year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat, and the seat belt cut into her liver. Both mother and child were in surgeries on different floors of the hospital. The accident was horrific when an oncoming car slid sideways out of its lane and into the path of Nancy's car. Her car went through the center of the other vehicle, split ting it completely in half with one half of it flipping to the right, while the other side flew to the left of the highway. The oncoming car braked too quickly and slid in front of Nancy. The driver of the other car, here from Russia only six months, was ejected from the car and died in a parking lot. Doctors in the Baltimore trauma center called a special ist surgeon in Texas to see Nancy's injury, and he flew there immediately. She had been revived in the helicopter and also twice during surgery. She lost brain tissue out of her nose and head. Doctors closed her skull due to procedure but did not expect her to live. They prepared her family of the news, not knowing that God had other plans. She had been an elementary school teacher and also in structed other teachers about lesson planning. Along with family and friends, there was a multitude of school staff praying for Nancy's recovery. Doctors who stood firm on medical experience admitted that Nancy's case was a true miracle because medically she should not have survived. The doctors were amazed. Nancy spent the next two years in recovery rehabilitation before going home. She has a plate in her head to protect her brain where there is missing skull bone. She has some short-term memory loss but remembers all her family and friends. Her husband and daughter are a great help to her. She misses her teaching career and doesn't drive or cook. She spends time with her church group. She is celebrating 25 years "without all her brains." Thanks to God she survived, but she says, "I still don't like dogs." Carol Cowing Winter HavenLetter To The Editor Auto Accident Victim Survives Brain InjuryHARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security card When: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834 Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Tele: 863-773-2484 Requirements: Identification When: Tuesday & Friday 10 am noon & 1 3 pm First United Methodist Church of Wauchula 207 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.) When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 1:00 3:00 pm (first come, first serve) Other Program: Bagged Lunch M, W, F 8 am 12 pm for pre-school age kids & adults. Wednesday Night Free Community Dinner: 5:30 6:30 pm Hardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-0034 Requirements: Application with proof of hardship Programs: Emergency & Homelessness Assistance For more information, Contact the Hardee Help Center St. Michaels Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 8:00 amRev. 12/19/2017 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 sJune 10, 1938 High Tech: Contact the Hardee County Herald to inquire about our special plan for obtaining a portable type writer. You can get a brandnew Remington Streamline Portable for just 10 cents a day, plus a free basic practical Home Typing course. Type writer features include a mar gin release, back spacer, automatic ribbon reverse, and an exclusive self-starter paragraph key. High Fashion: J.W. Earnest Department Store is celebrat ing its 32nd anniversary, and has become the talk of the community with its sales. Specials include sheets for 89 cents, fabric prints for 15 cents per yard and Bemberg sheers for 79 cents a yard at a $1 value. Mens attire includes suits for $14.95 and $15.95 and shoes for $9.75. Womens attire includes cotton print dresses for $1.69, sandals, straps, pumps and ties for $1.49 and girls Oxford shoes for $1.74. Higher Power: If you like old-time religion and listening to old-fashioned preaching, you are encouraged to attend the Durrance evangelistic tent revival meetings next week. Located at the corner of Main Street and Eighth Avenue South, the meetings began last Sunday night and will con tinue all throughout next week. If you attend another church, you are encouraged to attend its regular meetings and come to the tent revival during the week. Decades Protect The Vulnerable Report Elder Abuse or Neglect1 (800) 962 2873


4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 –H ARDEE L IVING – Splash Day Southside Baptist Church 505 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula, FL Saturday • June 9 10am 1pm soc6:7c 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 soc6:7c Picture Life Without Pain Dr. Maria Carlton, DC Greater Macedonia P.B. Church, Pastor EmmanuelReed rendered the 11 a.m.worship service at Mt. CarmelP.B. Church, Elder James E.Haughbrook, Pastor, 71stchurch anniversary May 18.Theme: The Church Body andIts Many Members. Friday evening worship service at 71st anniversary at7:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel. Guestchurch were Mt. Sinai P. B.Church, Pastor Bruce Sanders,Mulberry. Sunday, 11 a.m. Welcome by Sis. Milicia Woodley; Oc casion Sis. Alicia Woodley.Bro. Isaiah Woodley gave theWords of Gratitude. PastorHaughbrook gave the wordsof encouragement. PastorReed delivered a highly wordyspiritual fill, a delicious mealwas served with great hospital ity. Sermon: “What is Your Re sponse to God.” Jasmine Mendoza was hon ored with her graduation partyat their residence last Saturdaywith family and friends, musicand food. Happy Fifth Wedding An niversary to Mr. and Mrs. JukeJulien. Mrs. Julien is formerlyKeresha Lemaine; they en joyed the weekend in MyrtleBeach, S. C. The 126th Church Annual Anniversary celebration for St.Mark M.B. Church, PastorHoward Clarke, was on Sun day, May 27 at 3 p.m. Guestchurch, Friendship M.B.Church, Rev. Louis C. Ander son of Arcadia rendered theservice. St. John A.M.E. Church, Bowling Green. Hosted its an nual prayer breakfast, theThelma L. Green LocalWomen’s Missionary Society,on Saturday, May 26 at 8:30 to11 a.m. Celebrating 20 years,theme “Christian WomenStanding in Prayer.” The annual Women’s Day Worship Celebration Serviceat St. John A.M.E. Churchwith Rev. S. Bain, pastor, willconvene on Sunday, June 10,at 11 a.m. Colors are Red andBlack. Dinner will be served,asking for covered dishes,please. All are welcome. Patti Croy and family are vacationing for a week atNorth Redington Beach. Congratulations to Elder Gracie Safford on her 25 yearsof dedicated service to theministry, for commuting over50 miles each trip, two andthree times a week. She washonored Sunday, May 27 at the11 am. worship service at True Miracle Church of the LivingGod Inc., Overseer Dolly M.Cook, Pastor, Arcadia. The Men’s Annual Day of celebration at ProgressiveM.B. Church will conveneJune 9-10. Saturday eveningwill be its musical program,beginning at 6. Guest malegroup, “Tampa Bay” in atten dance. Sunday Service will beat 11 a.m. All are welcome. Happy belated birthday to Mother Candacy Washingtonon her birthday Sunday at Mt.Olive Freewill M.B. Church,Elder Andrew Farley, Pastor. 18th wedding anniversary wishes went to Elder Michaeland Evangelist KhristianMcMillian on May 31. Chiquita Daniels was in Doctors Hospital for knee sur gery on May 29 and now is inrehab in Sarasota. Allane Brown had surgery on May 28 in Winter Haven. The annual Association/ Congress of Christian Workerswill convene June 10-16 at St.John M. B. Church, Rev.Fleming Tarver, Pastor, at1500 Pennsylvania Ave.,Clearwater. Vacation Bible School will be at Greater Macedonia P.B.Church, Elder E. Reed, 607Palmetto St., Bowling Green,June 29, 5-9 p.m. Don’t missit. Pre-School children toadults are invited to take partin this fun-filled Bible pro gram. There will be plenty ofcrafts, games, snacks and,most of all, Bible training toinspire everyone to excel ineverything you do. Theme,“Jesus, the Kingdom Builder.” Happy Birthday to all June birthdays. Pray for the sick and for our nation. South Florida State College recently recog nized its students who achieved academic ex cellence during the spring semester. Named to the President’s List for earning a semester grade-point average between 3.8 and4.0 were: Bowling Green — Vanessa Avtla-Reyes, Mckenna Cobb, Viridiana Correa Mariano,Nina Hooks, Claudia Lozano, Jenny Lopez,Dominica Lozano, Isaura Lucatero Zamora,Isaac Maldonado, Alexis McBride, Karen Pilk ington, Priscella Ramirez, Vanessa Rodriguez,Aracely Sanchez and Cassidy Wilson. Ona — Chastity Gutierrez.Wauchula — Lindsey Barwick, Jacky Bishop, Mason Block, Taylor Bone, AveryBunch, Ashja Camel, Claire Carlton, SarahCarlton, Shih-yin Chang, Rolando Chavez,James Cloud, Samantha Delatorre DeLeon, Pa tricia DeLoera, Byridiana DeSantiago, Toby El lison, Daisy Escoto, Ashleen Garland, ShelbyGibson, Rosaura Guido, Jesus Hernandez Jr.,Sheila Jean, Valeria Lopez, Kathy Marcial-Palacios, Blanca Martinez, Susana Martinez,Giselle Mendez and Adna Metayer. Also, Yisselle Mier, Ana Molina Molina, Wyatt Montgomery, Crystal Morales, KaitlinOden, Adriana Olivas, Selena Olmos, ChristianPena, Carlos Perez, Fatima Ramirez, Eric Ro driguez, Leonel Rodriguez Jr., Brenda Rosas,Aron Ruiz, Sukey Schulze, Emory Smith,Rachel St. Fort, Danny Sustaita, Erica Trevino,Anahi Velasco, Armando Velasco, Genouchy Vue, Jansen Walker, Anthony Webb, KendallWinter and Judith Zamora. Zolfo Springs — Aurelia Carrizales, Amari DeLeon, Hailee Doran, Thalia Duran, Sarai Es pinoza Alaniz, Michaela Klein, Adelina LunaMuniz, Walter McCrary, Susana Ramirez,Maribel Rodriguez, Sarai Santana, Isaiah Tor res, Matthew Tyson, Daniela Villalva, Maude Walker, Dustin Willis and Makayla Wilson. Students named to the Vice President’s List for receiving a GPA between 3.5 and 3.79 were: Bowling Green — Jose Aleman, Daisy Badillo, Rachel Dorough, Margarita Flores,Martika Garcia, Maria Gutierrez, Kimberlyn Johnson, Maixee Khang, Emily Lodini, Alexis Lopez, Arianna Perez, Kasie Powell, DaltonRichey, Devan Rimes and Kyra Wilson. Wauchula — Shayla Albritton, Alfred Es perandieu, German Arzate, Crystal Avila,Melissa Barton, Elizabeth Deleon, Diana Delo era, Stephanie Esquivel, Jenna Flores, KaraFriers, Angel Galvan, Erika Garcia, MarixaGarcia, Briana Hanchey, Michael Heine Jr.,Nubia Hernandez, Lama Hijaz, Tara Hines,Adrian Iniguez, Maricruz Jaimes-Ramos,Haley Jones, Chelsey Long and Jennifer Lopez. Also, Dennis Mejia, Rodrigo Mendieta, An nette Mondragon, Gabriela Montoya, ShaunaNorwood, Ellie Palmer, Ashlee Patterson, AlexPaulino, Jacqueline Rivera, Ruby Rivera,Cristina Rodriguez, Nancy Rodriguez, AliciaRuiz, Miguel Ruiz, Ana Saldana Angel, AdrianSantiago Lopez, Lidenia Servin, Nelsa Sigin,Shelby Spencer, Martha Valadez, Shelby Zei gler, Maria Zuniga and Jose Zuniga Jr. Zolfo Springs — Janesza Cardona, Guy Carl ton, Cody Cumbee, Yailene Del Rio, JamesHancock, Kalley Johnson, Lovely Lee, RosarioPiedad-Camacho, Fernanda Ramos, JoseRomeo-Vazquez, Noah Torres, PajehouablaiVue, Christopher Wingate, Terry Yanes and Ri cardo Zuniga Jr. SFSC Recognizes Students For Academic Excellence COURTESY PHOTOS The Special S.T.A.R.S. Recreation Club hosted its an nual May luau in Sebring, with 180 people attending.As the California Toe Jam Band pumped up the jams,beach balls went flying onto the dance floor for every one to play with while they danced. Members alsoplayed bingo for prizes. Officers were elected for thenew club year: Gwen Beavers of Sebring, president;Travis Moss of Lorida, vice president; Robert Lengyelof Avon Park, activities director; and board membersPatty Toepper of Sebring, Sue Talios of Sebring, andSarah Moore of Avon Park. Jackie DeBaros (above)and Kevin Wyche (below), both of Wauchula, show offtheir dance moves. The Sports Training And Recre ational Services program serves residents in the tri-county area of Hardee, Highlands and Polk. DANCE DELIGHTS Don't Miss This! "Great Controversy" Bible Series Wednesdays • 6:30 p.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Church 440 Carlton Street, Wauchula soc5:17-6:7p You Can Help End The Abuse CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453 Don’t Be Left Out! HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM B10 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018


Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 H ARDEE L IVING Hancheys Carpets You dont need to come to us . We come to you!!! Est. 1968 Jimmy HancheyWe Carry: Carpet Vinyl Plank Wood . all at GREAT Reduced Prices!863-781-4027 MobileWe Move Furniture Serving the ENTIRE Heartland AreaLow Prices Quality Workmanship Free Estimates We Install What We Sell soc6:7c Hi youall ... I am back, not in the park but in our Brook side Bluff News. It has been a little over a month since we left Brookside for our home in Michigan. I am actually writing this from our cabin in northern Michigan where it is unsea sonably warm. I mean mid 80s and even some 90s. Average temps are low 70s. Mean while at Brookside life goes on for the growing number of full-time residents. Terri Godin filled me in on a great Mothers Day gathering at the clubhouse. Paula Nicholson and Bonnie Derr were the hostesses but got a lot of help from Nan Whitmore who made the beautiful cakes. What was even more im pressive were the men who waited on the ladies. I had a very difficult time picking a single picture from the many that were sent to me. At any rate I was impressed at how you guys honored the Moms! Heavy rains have come early to Brookside. Daily rains usually start in June but this year they started in May and continued through throughout the month. Now that we are in the month of June, everyone keeps a constant watch on the weather reports for the possi bility of tropical storms or es pecially hurricanes. Last year, as you all remem ber, hurricane Irma ripped through our park. The result ing damage and equipment failure left our residents in a mess. In spite of the hardships, we had very few injuries if any, and no fatalities. This year, we have been assured that our park is prepared for any emergency. Hopefully, we have no similar storms this year. Still no news on the ongoing saga of the Bluffs Golf Course. As rumors swirled before I left I was assured that nothing was final. So far, no new news.Brookside Bluff NewsBy Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 COURTESY PHOTOSPaula Nicholson and Bonnie Derr hosted Mothers Day celebration. Golf course as seen from Tom and Sue Fays home. Roundup Weapons Permit Class ComingThe South Florida State College is offering a con cealed weapons permit class at its Criminal Justice Academy. It is a require ment to carry a concealed weapon in Florida. The course will include Florida Statutes, use of deadly force, carry restrictions and live-fire exercises. Everything for the course is provided in its $55 cost. The class is on June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-register for CNR 30839 at any South Florida College campus. For more information, contact the Academy at 863784-7285 or visit PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Lidenia Servin, assistant executive director of the Hardee Help Center, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club in November at the Java Cafe. From left are Rev. Dave Harper, Hardee Ministerial Association secretary and pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Zolfo Springs; Lidenia Servin; Rotary President Olivia Minshew; and Laura Calvillo, HHC case manager. The center after Hurricane Irma helped 288 Hardee families with food and water for two weeks. The value of the distributed food was $14,236. HHC helped 20 families with weatherhead and power pole replacement and temporary lodging and housing. United Way donated $10,000 toward hurricane relief in Hardee, and $2,528 was spent on restoring power. Last year's Drive Out Hunger Campaign resulted in over $11,500 donated, with over 9,000 pounds of food donated by local schools, churches and businesses. A community Thanksgiving meal was held Nov. 23 at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Wauchula. The HHC is a ministry of the Hardee County Ministerial Association, is the local service unit for the Salvation Army, and hosts the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign each December, with the funds staying in Hardee County. The HHC is a partner of United Way of Central Florida. HHC assists families when they experience a short-term un expected crisis or hardship such as recent layoff, transportation breakdown, funeral expenses, medical emergency or live on a low, fixed income. HHC offers counseling to individuals and families to take preventative measures to avoid crisis in unex pected situations through its Smart Choices Program. The center is located at 713 East Bay St. in Wauchula and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and1-2 p.m. Donations are tax-deductible. Bayside Community Church and Send Me Missions helped greatly after the hurricane. In 2016 HHC paid out $23,421 to local landlords, utility companies, pharmacies, fuel companies and motels. For more information call 773-0034. Servin now works with Top Notch Construction, and Amy Harper is the new HHC executive director. Others with the center are Calvillo, customer care coordinator Jill Vaillancourt, volunteer coordinator Kristy Tharp, and donor relations coordinator Jamie Samuels. HARDEE HELP CENTER Join the Family in Celebrating 100 Years of Life for BJ Norris Saturday June 23, 2018 At the National Guard Armory in WauchulaBJ will be receiving friends and wishes from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. Light refreshments and please, no presents. Please call 863-445-1077 for more information.soc6:7,14pGreetings from Fort Green! Unbelievable that it is al ready June, half the year is gone! Our VBS went great and I think the new hours worked out good. From what Im told all the youth especially en joyed playing after classes and lunch on Saturday. It was one of the first rain free days in some time! Brother Mike Roberts, who is preaching for a while at Fort Green, attended all the sessions. The program was Sunday night and the kids always do a good job relating what they learned during the VBS. It is always good to see them and this year I was not disappointed in the fact that Katie with her two girls was there and Kimberly with her children. It is always great to see them and their children are certainly cute. Dollene Fields was the director and did a great job. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of Muncie Chapman. She was the widow of Dr. Herb Chapman and they lived in Vero. She was a super lady and I learned lots from her when I worked with Dr. Chapman. He was one good boss and I have told his family that in the past. Muncie will be missed but she has been under the weather for some time. Hunter Davis qualified for the state bowling finals in Cocoa and the family went up after Sunday morning services. Sure hope he won his class. Patsy Hughes called me and said she was proud that she was born in Friendship in Hardee County not far from where she lives now. Ances tors settled the property back in the olden days. But she did live in Brighton for some time and that is the time Sherman enjoyed talking to her about. I dont know how to tell you where Friendship is but there is a lovely church there. I dont believe they use it all the time but quite often have funerals with the burial right in the beautiful old cemetery. I think Hardee County is a good place to live. We certainly have a lot on our prayer list. Clinton Walker is expecting back surgery as soon as the local doctor makes him an appointment with a dermatologist. Jack Eason was expecting surgery on the 6th. Sam Rawls just cannot get rid of the URI he is suffering from and coughs constantly. Geral dine Floyd fell and bruised her hip but is waiting on the doc tors appointment to see if there are any more problems. I understand that Sherry May is in the Lakeland Hospital. Joyce Justiss Conerly, Helen Albritton, and Hinton Shackelford are still in the Wauchula Hospital. Mary Samuels is in Hardee Manor and receiving therapy there. I went to see her last Friday but she had gone to the funeral of Ann Stephens as they were close friends. Randy Perry is anticipating heart surgery on June 26, a repeat of the previous surgery. The first did not work. Juan Acosta is afraid the report will confirm lung can cer. He is Carmen Durrances nephew. Of course we all need to continue to remember Kenny Lambert and our neigh bor, Punk Albritton. Crystal Stover is in ICU but I did not get which hospital. Please pray for all of these and others you may know about that we do not. Mary Lois and Leonard Crawley were recent visitors to Ponte Vedra to attend the grad uation of their grandson. It is unreal how fast grandchildren grow up! We have prayed for Wes Smith for some time and after two liver transplants and many hospital visits he has finally been released and is eagerly looking forward to returning to work. We all thank the Lord that he is finally on the road to complete recovery. So many of us, complain that oh we dont want to get up and go to work, but when you miss for this long it is a blessing to just get to go to work. All you Coopers remember the reunion is this Saturday at First Baptist in Bowling Green, from 11 to 2 with dinner served at noon. Now when I write dinner I mean the mid dle of the day. I usually have to clarify that with grandchil dren! The funeral for Willa Belle Moseley Tubbs was very good and especially the memories provided by Shirley Webb. The Bowling Green Baptist furnished dinner for the family afterwards and, as usual, they have lots of good cooks. It is great to get together but it is a shame that most of us wait until a death but not the Cooper Family as they have a reunion every year. More families should do this. My wild petunias are amazing. The beautiful color is unreal but some have grown over five feet tall! Pray for one another and our country. REWARD$40 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO RETURN OF MISSING SIGNLast seen on south bound US 17Paid for by David Horton, non partisan, candidate for Hardee County Judge soc6:7c YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Contact Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 Dont Let An Eating Disorder Control YouEATINGDISORDERHELPLINE1-888-344-8837 or 1-800-931-2237 June 7, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11


6:7c COURTESY PHOTO The final moment of the school year is marked in children’s memories each year atZolfo Springs Elementary as teachers and staff members line the bus loop to wavegoodbye to the departing students. Waves are returned by happy little hands andgrinning faces. TIMELY TRADITION School is out and it is time for fun! Join the Hardee County Public Library in kicking offsummer today (Thursday)with “The Science of Sound”with DoDad's Lab. ProfessorDo Dad and his helper,Rhythm, will be here at 1 p.m.with an array of fun and capti vating science experimentsand demonstrations. Kids will also get to partici pate in hands-on activities.There might even be someyelling involved in these activ ities. Shhhhh! Do not tell Mrs.Dee. Then on Monday at 6 p.m., Bruce Shwedick will be at thelibrary with his family of ani mals. He has presented the“Reptile Discovery Program” in locations all over the stateof Florida. Each program fea tures reptiles from North andSouth America, Africa andAsia. And, make sure you come in and sign up for our SummerReading Challenge! It began on Friday, and read ers can receive awesome tagsfor each category that theycomplete. There is even a hugeprize for those who finish thechallenge before school starts! Do not forget to grab a sum mer calendar while you arehere as well. There is anabundance of fun activitieshappening this summer. If you would like to help transform the library, contactus at 773-6438 or come see us;we’re in the Curtis EzelleGovernment Complex on U.S.17 and Oak Street inWauchula. For updates and ex citing things to come, checkout our Facebook page. Come Have Fun At The Library, Starting NOW! COURTESY PHOTOS Participate in fun experiments in Professor DoDad’s labtoday (Thursday) at the library. These colorful and fun tags can be collected by read ing books this summer. ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY FILE NO.: 252018CP000059 IN RE: ESTATE OFJERRY KENNETH MEDLOCK, deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of JERRY KENNETH MED LOCK, deceased, whose date ofdeath was January 8, 2018, ispending in the Circuit Court forHardee County, Florida, ProbateDivision, the address of which isPost Office Drawer 1749,Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. Thename and address of the Per sonal Representative and thePersonal Representative's Attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claimsor demands against decedent'sestate, on whom a copy of thisnotice is required to be servedmust file their claims with thisCourt WITHIN THE LATER OF 3MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYSAFTER THE DATE OF SERVICEOF A COPY OF THIS NOTICEON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and persons having claimsor demands against the dece dent's estate must file theirclaims with this court WITHINTHREE MONTHS AFTER THEDATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODSSET FORTH 733.702 OF THEFLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTHABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTERTHE DECEDENT'S DATE OFDEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publica tion of this Notice is June 7,2018.Attorney for PersonalRepresentative:John W. H. Burton, ofJOHN W. H. BURTON, P. A.Post Office Drawer 1729Wauchula, FL 33873-1729Telephone No.: (863) 773-3241Fax No.: (866) 591-1658Email: Florida Bar Number: 650137Personal Representative:SHARON BELLE MEDLOCK220 S. 8th AvenueWauchula, FL 33873 6:7,14c ______________________________ HARDEE COUNTY EDC/IDA NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION The Hardee County Economic Development Council/Industrial Development Authority regular meeting onJune 12, 2018 has been CANCELLED. The July meeting will still be held on its previously ad vertised date and time. Gene Davis, CHAIRECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYHARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 6:7c Notices B12 The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2018