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W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 06/1291680.0006/1393700.1906/1490700.5406/1591720.2306/1691700.0106/1793710.0006/1893740.05 Rainfall to 06/18/2018 21.83 Same period last year 17.16 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B8 Courthouse Report....A6Crime Blotter.........A6Hardee Living.........B5Obituaries............A4Puzzles...............B6Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast.......B7 H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, June 21, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 30 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Want A Job That HasEverybody Talking? B1 Drug DealerGets Prison B1 City Commission Seats Up For Grabs Cookout Invites Crowd HHS Answers Math Problem Test Scores Climb Across District No New Candidates Yet For County Offices FAULTY FOUNTAIN PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The fountain at Heritage Park – the centerpiece of the city-maintained DowntownWauchula destination – has gone dry. A regular play spot for youngsters seeking abreak from the afternoon heat, the decorative water feature went dry last week. Cityofficials have been mum on the reason behind the fountain’s shutdown. Calls andemails to City Hall this week were not returned. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate Interest has been light from potential candidates to fill twopositions on the Wauchula CityCommission. “It has been slow,” said Holly Smith, city clerk. Russell Graylin Smith, who currently serves as commis sioner for District 2, was theonly resident to submit qualifi cation paperwork as of lateTuesday afternoon. The other seat up for election — District 4 — is currentlyheld by Ken Lambert. Lambert, who continues to receive treatment for a braintumor, had not filed paperworkas of press time. The qualifying period, which opened at noon on Monday,will formally close tomorrow(Friday) at noon. If Commissioner Smith is formally qualified, he will re turn to his seat unopposed ifanother candidate does notthrow a hat into the ring. The commissioner found himself at the center of contro versy last September after hewas arrested, in Zolfo Springs,on a misdemeanor domestic vi olence charge. Charging docu ments listed his official addressas Zolfo Springs. The charges,however, were abandoned afterSmith successfully completed acourt diversion program. The City Commission opted not to review the confusionSee CITY A2 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate No new candidates have surfaced yet as the officialqualifying period for county wide elections nears its end. The week-long filing period opened on Monday at noon atthe Supervisor of ElectionsOffice and closes tomorrow(Friday) at noon. Anyone wishing to make a run for one of two openCounty Commission seats orone of three School Boardslots can still do so by filling out some simple forms, takingan oath, and forking oversome cash. Potential candidates must report to the Supervisor ofElections Office at 311 N.Sixth Ave. in Wauchula, insidethe Curtis Ezelle GovernmentComplex, to complete the nec essary paperwork. Pre-announced candidates, who used the voter-petitionmethod to get their namesplaced on the ballot rather thanpay the hefty qualifying fees,had all completed the officialprocess by late Tuesday after noon, the Elections Officesaid. Those candidates are in cumbent Sue Birge, Noey Flo res and Ralph Arce for CountyCommission District 2; in cumbent Russell Melendy forCounty Commission District4; incumbent Paul Samuels forSchool Board District 1; in cumbent Garry McWhorterfor School Board District 4;and Mark Gilliard for SchoolBoard District 5. County judge candidates who completed the qualifyingprocess by the earlier judicialdeadline were Kenneth Evers,David Horton and James Pyle. So far, only the openings for County Commission District 2and the county judgeship willhead to voters to decide. Theother positions do not haveenough candidates to make a race. If no one completes the pa perwork and pays the fee byFriday noon, County Commis sioner Melendy and SchoolBoard members Samuels andMcWhorter and newcomerGilliard will be handed a four-year term without a vote. County commissioners are paid $32,545 a year. The qual ifying fee is $1,302.See COUNTY A2 By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern A local group is working hard to treat 2018 Hardee Highgraduates and their families toa fun cookout this Saturday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is hosting the cook out, which will run from noonto 4 p.m. at Magnolia ManorPark. This is their first time organ izing an event of this scope,and committee members arehoping a large number of grad uates will attend. The grads arewelcome to bring their fami lies, too. Committee members will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs and serving chips. There also will be beverages pro vided. The cookout is a come-andgo sort of event, but don’t feellike you need to rush off assoon as you are done eating.The committee is planning funactivities for the afternoon as well. And there will be tents cov ering the tables and chairs, soguests will be protected fromthe sun or rain. There should beenough seats for everyone, butyou’re welcome to bring yourown lawn chairs if you want to. See COOKOUT A2 SUPER SNAKE COURTESY PHOTO A brave Lorie Ayers of Wauchula reaches out a tentative hand as she barely grazes this albino python, one ofthe stars of the Reptile Discovery program last week at the Hardee County Public Library. Handler BruceShwedick introduced reptiles large and small from around the world, crocodile and tortoise to chameleon andcorn snake. The obvious winner in size was this photogenic guy, named “Banana Boy” and sporting bright yel low markings. Check the Save The Date calendar on A2 for more library happenings. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate Three years ago, the num bers were not looking great forHardee Senior High School. The school saw only 20 per cent of its students pass thestate-mandated end-of-courseassessment in algebra in 2016— one of the lowest pass ratesin the entire state. Students made modest gains in 2017, with the pass rate in creasing to 27 percent but stilldramatically lagging behindstudent achievement across theSunshine State. Climbing though it was, the high school’s percentage ofstudents passing the exam wastrailing the state average bymore than 30 points. School leaders, though, have found a solution to the problem of student mathematical suc cess. According to statistics pub lished late last week by the Florida Department of Educa tion, Hardee Senior HighSchool bested the state averagefor 2018, with 57 percent of thestudents tested successfully passing the annual spring as sessment. “We are all excited,” said Bob Shayman, superintendentof schools. “It is one of the biggest gains in the state.” Of the 187 ninth graders tested this year, 57 percent passed. In 2017, the school tested See HHSA3 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Student achievement rates showed significant improve ments here this year, accordingto statistics released late lastweek by the Florida Depart ment of Education. “The results were very good,” said Bob Shayman, su perintendent of schools. Hardee County students showed significant gains in both the language arts andmath components of the annualFlorida State Assessment. Hardee Senior High School showed significant gains in lan guage arts as 43 percent ofninth graders passed the exam.Last year, only 27 percent ofthose tested passed. The school also saw signifi cant gains in mathematics, with57 percent of freshmen passingthe algebra assessment. Last year, only 24 percent of the stu dents tested passed. Hardee Junior High School showed gains across the boardin language arts, with 42 per cent of sixth graders, 39 per cent of seventh graders, and 44percent of eighth graders pass ing. In 2017, by comparison,37 percent of sixth graders, 30percent of seventh graders, and38 percent of eight graderspassed. The school also had acrossthe-board gains in mathemat ics: 46 percent of sixth graders(41 in 2017), 47 percent of sev enth graders (42 percent in2017), and 40 percent of eighthgraders (37 percent in 2017)passed the assessment. Wauchula Elementary School posted to most signifi cant gains of the five elemen tary schools. In the fifth grade,53 percent of students passed the language arts component –up from 39 percent in 2017.Fifth graders also improved inmath as 62 percent passed theassessment — an increase from52 percent in 2017. Zolfo Springs Elementary School was the only other ele mentary to post 10-point gainson the number of students pass ing, as the number of fifthgraders passing language artsjumped from 38 percent in 2017 to 55 percent this year. Districtwide, 57 percent of students in third grade, 50 per cent of students in fourth grade,and 51 percent of students infifth grade passed the language arts test. In the elementary math as sessment, 68 percent of thirdgraders, 64 percent of fourthgraders, and 65 percent of fifthgraders passed the exam across See SCORESA2


A2 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018 Herald-Advocate HARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE 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. 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 The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coveragewill be closed onWednesday, July 4in celebration of Independence DayBecause of this, ALL deadlines will be earlier:Political Ads Friday, June 29, 2 p.m. Classified Ads Monday, July 2, noon Display Ads Monday, July 2, noon Hardee Living Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m. Schools Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m. Sports Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m. General News Friday, June 29, 5 p.m.The newspaper will be printed and available for sale the afternoon of Tuesday, July 3 6:14-28dhJUNE 21 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. Sixth Ave., Wauchula/10 am 21 Movie Time, Lady & The Tramp/HC Public Library/1 pm 22 Dog Days of Spring/ Bowling Green Childcare Center/ 9:30 am 22 Class for Seniors/ Identity Theft Prevention/Hardee Help Center/713 E Bay St, Wauchula/ 10 am 22 Cooking with Danni, Veggie Sushi Rolls/HC Public Library/2 pm 23 Class of 2018 Cookout/Magnolia Manor Park/ Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula/Noon 24 Vacation Bible School Begins/First Baptist Church, Bowling Green/6 pm 25 Craft Day, Wind Chimes/HC Public Library/2 pm 26 K-5 Summer Programs/HC Public Library/ 10 am 26 Movie Time Jumanji/HC Public Library/1 pm 27 Stories @ the Depot/ Bowling Green Train Depot/201 E. Main St., Bowling Green/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 K-5 Summer Programs/HC Public Library/ 10 am 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 am 5 Movie Time, Secret Life of Pets/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/1 pm 6 Cooking with Danni, Mini Pizza/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/2 pm 10 K-5 Summer Programs/HC Public Library/ 10 am 10 Movie Time/ Captain Underpants/HC Public Library/1 pm 11 Stories @ the Depot/ Bowling Green Train Depot/10 am 12 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 12 Movie Time/ Smurfs the Lost Village/ HC Public Library/ 1 pm 13 Rock painting/HC Public Library/1 pmSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to which all interested persons are in vited: Springs Coast Management Committee: Discussion will in clude the framework for management plans, approval of BMAP Nutrient Management Strategy & Management Actions and other water quality drivers. DATE/TIME: Wed., July 11, 2018; 1:30 p.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Brooksville Office, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)4231476 (FL only) or (352)7967211. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves every aspect of the Districts functions, including access to and participation in the Districts programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districts Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or email ADA If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact:; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x 4605 (Ad Order EXE0626) 6:21c Kellys ColumnBy JimThe price of gasoline in Wauchula on Tuesday was $2.649 a gallon for regular unleaded. It has come down some recently and looks like it will not reach $3 a gallon as feared. I poured out three inches of rainfall from our Wauchula gauge on Tuesday afternoon. Don't ask how many days it was for. A 34-year-old Lakeland man and his girlfriend, 40, went kayaking after midnight Sunday on Scott Lake with no lifejackets. The kayak took on water and capsized. The young man drowned. Authorities said alcohol was involved, reported the Lakeland Ledger. Brenda O'Quinn in a June 19 letter to the editor to the Ledger wrote, "I'm confused." She cited conflicting reports from "They" about how many vitamin C pills to take, peppermint being good for the stomach, baking soda good for the stomach, carbonated drinks good for the stomach, stretching before exercise, riding a bicycle away from or toward traffic, plucking or not plucking eyebrows, weighing yourself once a week or once a day, drinking cold or room temperature water after exercise, removing or keeping ear wax as is, and whether crossword puzzles and Sudoku help memory skills. The list could go on and on what so-called experts of the day are recommending about health. We are constantly learning as we go through life. Today's mail to "W. Kelly" (deceased since 1984) wants him to join the Sierra Club. Why not, for the sake of journalism and unbiased thinking. Among other things the Sierra Club helped create the National Park Service in 1916, blocked proposed major dams in Yellowstone National Park in 1920, helped create Redwood Na tional Park in 1968, encouraged the creation of the Environmen tal Protection Agency in 1970, helped Congress pass the Endangered Species Act in 1973 to protect rare plants and ani mals, promoted passage of the National Forest Management Act in 1976, campaigned for the Alaska Lands Act in 1980 adding 103 million acres of national parks, wildlife refuges and wilder ness acres, wins drive to prevent exploration and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1991, its Beyond Coal Campaign in 2014 retired the nation's 178th coal-burning power plant, in 2013 supported the U.S. Department of the Interior pro tecting 11 million acres of the Western Arctic Reserve from oil and gas drilling, helped stop the Keystone Xl Pipeline in 2015, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017. The Sierra Club has been rated one of the Top 15 most in fluential brands in Washington, D.C. Its goal is to protect the en vironment, wildlife and wildlands. President Richard Nixon 47 years ago signed into law the Environmental Protection Act, noting "clean air, clean water and open spaces should once again be the birthright of every American. The Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council are not happy with some of President Trump's policies and his appointment of Scott Pruitt to direct the EPA. They are unhappy with pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement (effective November 2020), reducing research and funds for the green energy movement, promoting coal as an en ergy resource, reducing the budget of the EPA, saying Pruitt is cozy with oil, gas and mining industry executives, weakening proposed fuel economy standards for cars and trucks for 2022 through 2025, and opening federal lands for possible oil and gas exploration. The Sierra Club does not like open pit mining in cluding phosphate mining. Wanting clean air, clean water and a safe and nice environ ment are necessary and worthy goals or rights. In our nation's history there have been gross abuses and damage to them. Some would go too far in either direction. The devil is always in the details. Thank goodness for industry and environmental advo cates like the Sierra Club. surrounding the commis sioners place of residence. Wauchula city commissioners must live within the Wauchula municipal limits. The District 4 seat if no qualified candidate steps for ward will be filled by ap pointment by the City Commission. Commissioners in Wauchula are elected to four year terms. Compensation is $5,160 annually, according to City Clerk Smith. Commissioners also receive coverage under the citys em ployee insurance plan, she said. The City Commission race will be decided Aug. 28 during the primary election. Residents interested in qual ifying for the race must appear in person at the office of the city clerk, 126 S. Seventh Ave., during the qualification period. Information packets are available from Smith in ad vance of the qualification period. For information, call Smith at 773-3535. CITY Continued From A1 The cookout will take place in the park at 915 Chamberlain Blvd. in Wauchula. To get there from U.S. 17, head east on Will Duke Road, which is south of the Hardee County Centre shopping plaza. After youve crossed over Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, youll circle through a residential area until you see the park on your left. This cookout will be a com munity celebration. The Mar tin Luther King Jr. Committee wants it to be an event that includes all graduates and pro motes a spirit of equality. Committee member Diane Smith said organizers want people to come together as a county. The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee meets once a month or more, and welcomes members of the community to their meetings. They encour age anyone to come and partic ipate. If you have questions about the cookout or the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, you can contact any of the committee members: Michelle Brown, Sergio Castillo, Daryle Cook, Juan Coronado, Kim berly Coronado, Renae Jack son, Brenda Joyce Hines, LaQuinda Holley, Jamaal Johnson, Rose McDonald, Alfred Morris, Sherry Morris, Linda Roberson, Diane Smith and LaTicia Wilkinson. the district. District administrators hail the success in part on in creased and improved training methods for teachers. We have been teaching the teachers, said Todd Durden, deputy superintendent. We are teaching the teachers to identify the state standards and to find new ways to pass that information on to students. Another factor contributing to success, officials say, is higher rates of teacher reten tion and certification. We are retaining more qualified and highly effective certified teachers, said Kristin Rivas, associate director of elementary curriculum. The School District purged more than a dozen educators from its teacher pool at the end of the 2017-18 academic year who had not received certifica tion. Added Shayman, There is a reason the certification is re quired by the state. SCORES Continued From A1 COUNTY Continued From A1 School Board members re ceive $27,656 annually. The fee is $1,106. Traditionally in Hardee County, potential candidates all have used the petition method to avoid paying the filing fees. But on at least two occasions, a last-minute candi date has produced the cash and entered the election fray. By Friday noon, the ballot will be set. The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28. COOKOUT Continued From A1 NEED HELP TO QUIT? CALL THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE1 (800) 662 4357 HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP! Ease a dependent childs way through the court system. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leave message.) The Herald-Advocate Our family serving your family since 1941.


6:21-7:5c Take Stock in Children men tors and their 31 student-schol ars who just graduated fromhigh schools in Hardee, DeS oto and Highlands countieswere honored recently at SouthFlorida State College. The graduates from Hardee Senior High School were Gra ciela Silvan-Macedo, YisselleMier, Nubia Gomez, ShaunaNorwood, Alicia Ruiz, AlexPaulino, Jose Aleman and Gar briela Montoya. Norwood also was recog nized as a Take Stock Leader ship 4 Life Fellowship winner,receiving a $40,000 scholar ship to college. She graduatedfrom Hardee High in Decem ber 2017 and earned her Asso ciate in Arts degree fromSFSC this May. Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that pro vides children with a mentorand a two-plus-two collegescholarship, two years at astate or community collegeand two years at a state univer sity in Florida. Take Stockstaff also help the student ob tain financial assistance forhousing, transportation andother expenses. In return, the student signs a contract to earn at least a gradeof C in every class, graduatefrom high school with good at tendance records, maintaingood behavior in school, andhave no involvement with lawenforcement or drugs. The SFSC Foundation serves as the lead agency forthe program, which has gradu ated 438 students since its es tablishment in 1996. “This ceremony is a tribute to the Take Stock mentors,”said Jamie Bateman, who heads up the SFSC Founda tion. “You’ve dedicated yourtime, energy and love intomaking sure students are onthe right path to what theyhave and will achieve.” “Our volunteer mentors are the heart of this program,” saidIrene Castanon, student serv ices coordinator for TakeStock in Children. “They givethe very best of themselves bysharing their experiences andknowledge. It is one of the rea sons our students are success ful, and we cannot thank themenough for their time, effortand dedication.” Bateman recounted the stu dents’ achievements. “The av erage grade-point average forthe 31 graduates was 3.75,”she said. “The highest studentGPA was 4.85.” Bateman said, collectively, the students earned $198,183in college scholarships. Theyalso gained 820 hours of col lege credit toward their under graduate degrees byparticipating in SFSC’s dualenrollment program. Graduates each approached the stage to introduce them selves to the audience, men tion their mentor’s name, andnote what college they wouldattend and what they willstudy. “Truly, time has flown by,” Castanon said. “Five yearsago, we were signing up the Class of 2018 and gettingready to provide them withmentors, a college successcoach, and the start of manycollege readiness workshops. “Now, they have all success fully completed our TakeStock in Children require ments and are ready to furthertheir education,” she contin ued. “It has been an honor tooversee this class and see themgrow to become the youngwomen and men they are today.” Take Stock mentors typi cally meet with their assignedstudents each week during theschool year, offering encour agement and advice. A TakeStock college success coachprovides support and guidanceto the mentor and the mentee. To become a Take Stock mentor, contact Castanon at(863) 784-7343 or by emailingIrene.Castanon@south You, Too, Could Be A Mentor To A Student COURTESY PHOTO Hardee County Take Stock mentor Richard Daggett (left) with his mentee, Jose Aleman. 6:21c June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 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 Hanchey’s Carpets You don’t need to come to us . We come to you!!! Est. 1968 Jimmy HancheyWe Carry: Carpet Vinyl Plank Wood . all at GREAT Reduced Prices!863-781-4027 Mobile We Move Furniture Serving the ENTIREHeartland Area Low Prices • Quality Workmanship • Free Estimates We Install What We Sell 6:21c SINKING FEELING PHOTO BY TOM STAIK West Main Street is sinking, again. Above, a Wauchula Police Department cruiserpasses over a depression beneath the asphalt which has been spreading for weeksunder West Main Street. This is not the first time a noticeable dip has been reportedin the stretch of road between U.S. 17 and South Seventh Avenue. Last year, city ofWauchula work crews repaired a depression beneath the road caused by waterleaking from underground storm-water pipes. The cause of the current depressionremains unclear. Officials at City Hall did not immediately return a request for com ment on Tuesday. HHS Continued From A1 307 ninth graders and sawonly 24 percent pass. By com parison, in 2016 — the firstyear the assessment was used– 20 percent of the 279 fresh men passed. Not just are more students passing, but they are also earn ing higher grades. In both 2016 and 2017, the average student score was 477points. This year, studentsearned an average of 494points. “We are all pleased that everyone's hard work paidoff,” said Dr. Michele Polk,principal of Hardee High. The solution to solving the problem of lagging studentsuccess, according to schoolofficials, followed a multi-tiered approach. Properly educating educa tors, Polk said, was one ofmany approaches. Mathematics teachers were provided peer-to-peer feed back and training from outsideconsults from the D2D Con sulting Group. The year-longtraining allowed algebra (andgeometry) instructors “to in crease the rigor and expecta tion within those mathcourses,” Polk said. The school also restructured its approach to scheduling thecourse load for incomingfreshmen. Students receiving a rating of achievement level one — the lowest tier — on their end-of-year eighth-grade math as sessment were routed into aredesigned curriculum asfreshmen. Those lower-performing students now face immersionin algebra over two years —taking Algebra 1-A as fresh men and Algebra 1-B as soph omores — and providing moretime to master the requiredmathematic principles. The third prong of the school’s response involved theimplementation of a new pro gram — Agile Minds. Approved by the Hardee County School Board lastsummer, the Agile Minds cur riculum was used to target in coming freshmen who scoredat achievement levels two orthree on their eighth-grademath assessment. “It was money very well spent,” Shayman said. The results are striking.The state average for stu dents passing Algebra 1 inninth grade this spring is 46percent. Hardee ninth graders aver aged 57 percent — 11 pointshigher. DeSoto County High School had only 22 percent of its stu dents pass — the second low est results in the entire state —and neighboring HighlandsCounty saw only 39 percent ofninth graders pass. • The best age to learn a language at is 7 years old, but it’s never too late to pick up another language! Don’t Let An Eating Disorder Control You E ATING D ISORDER H ELPLINE 1-888-344-8837 or 1-800-931-2237 • One study found that noise in the office also correlated to in creased stress hormone levels and a lower willingness to en gage with others.


Obituaries Honesty Makes A Difference Now more than ever, you need fair, trustworthy service.Making final arrangements for a loved one isnt easy. Thats why compassion goes into everything we do. We are prepared to arrange any special requests you might have. Traditional Services Cremation Services Prearrangement Planning View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 WESTMAINSTREETWAUCHULA, FLORIDA33873863-773-97736:21c In Loving Memory W W I I L L L L I I A A M M F F R R A A N N C C I I S S J J O O H H N N S S O O N N William Francis Johnson, 76, of Hardee County, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. He was born in Staton Island, N.Y., on Feb. 11, 1942. William had been a resident of Hardee County for 10 years coming from New Jer sey. He worked as a lineman for General Motor. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Helen Johnson; son, Darren Johnson; daughter, Dawn Johnson; and brother, Vin cent Johnson. He is survived by daughter, Desirae Johnson, of North Fort Myers; brothers, Albert Johnson, of Connecti cut, Eric Johnson, and Robert Johnson; sister, Michelle Soucy, of New York; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expressions of comfort may be made at FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In MemoryKENNETH R. WINGATEKenneth R. Wingate, 74, of Winter Garden, was invited home by his Lord on Sunday, June 17, 2018, after a long-time battle with leukemia. He died peace fully in his home surrounded by all his beloved family. Ken was born June 14, 1944, in Zolfo Springs, to Reuben A. (Ray) and Jewel G. Wingate, who will wel come him into heaven. He is survived by his wife, Bonny L. Wingate; daughters, Lisa (Russ) Ward and Sharon (Bill) Lowe; and grandchildren, Michael Wingate, Alex Ward and Kaitlin Ward. He was also survived by his sister, Loretta Parrish; and brother, Don (Carole) Wingate. Ken and Bonny were married April 19, 1967, in Hallstead, Pennsylvania, and lived their life in Ocoee and Winter Garden. They cele brated their 50th anniversary in the home of Don and Ca role Wingate surrounded by many who spoke of his kind ness and generosity and how much he had changed their lives with his wisdom and example. Ken served West Orange Church of Christ as a Dea con from January 1994 to September 1997; and as a Shepherd from September 1997 to December 2016 when his health forced him to step down. However, he continued to teach and influ ence others to the end of his days. Ken did not know it at the time, but his great blunder around age 17 set up his life career. At the advice of an older cousin, he drove Dads car into the creek at a point that was quite deep, sinking the car to the top of the roof. Dad made Ken spend the en tire summer taking the 1956 Plymouth apart piece by piece, marking every piece, cleaning every piece and then putting the entire car back together in running order. That summer, the only way to talk with Ken was going into the barnyard while he worked. He did it and the car ran for years. After leaving college, he and a friend opened his first auto repair shop in Wauchula, around 1964. He moved to Orlando, and worked at several jobs in the tire industry from 1968-74 (Goodyear, Uniroyal Tire, Pan American and Radial Tire Center). In 1974, he opened Muf fler Man & Wholesale Tire Company on West Colonial Drive in Pine Hills. That venture was so successful that he opened a garage in Longwood and Wingate Au tomotive Supply Company in Pine Hills. Over the years, Ken formed partnership with his brother, Don Wingate and they invested in other ven tures with one being Run-ABout Auto Mart in Ocoee. It is good to know that the mistakes of youth can be the reward of adulthood. In 1984, Ken also formed a partnership with his par ents, brother Don and sister Loretta Parrish in two companies: Lakendon, Inc. and Wingate Rentals. Through those, they bought and de veloped various commercial properties in Ocoee, Longwood, Port Orange, Wauchula and Orlando. Ken has been retired from his ventures for the past few years due to his health is sues. Outside of work and family, Ken loved fishing, travel, playing cards, shooting hoops and attending Magic games. But, his real interest was in study of the Bible which he did for hours on end. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice or to West Orange Church of Christ. Ken never wanted attention to be on him but al ways wanted it for others, so to honor him will be to honor that he loved. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on June 22, 1018, at West Orange Church of Christ, 1450 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787 (phone 307-6562770). This will be followed by a big celebration of his life in Odom Hall. Dinner will be provided so please come with your favorite Ken Story and a big appetite. He is paying for everything and wants all his friends and loved ones to rejoice with him one last time before we all meet again. Arrangements were by cremation. In Loving Memory L L U U I I S S V V A A S S Q Q U U E E Z Z J J R R . Luis Vasquez Jr., 85, of Hardee County, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was born Pharr, Texas, on Aug. 25, 1932. Luis had been a resident of Hardee County most of his life. He worked as a laborer in the citrus industry. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Damiana Vasquez. He is survived by his son, Raul Vasquez, of Ona; daughters, Maria E. Limon, of Ona; Maria L. Limon, of Ona; brothers, Jose Vasquez, of Texas, and Lupe Vasquez, of Texas; sisters, Martina Oraz, of Bradenton, Christina Vasquez, of Texas, and Lele Dela Cruz, of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A visitation was held Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10 a.m., in Robarts Gar den Chapel. Funeral services will be at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Wednes day June 20, 2018, at 12 p.m. Interment will follow services at Wauchula Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home Death NoticeLOIS EDNA TOMLINSON Lois Edna Tomlinson, 97, of Wauchula, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Sebring. She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Polk County, and was a life long resident of Hardee County. Services are pending at this time. Please contact Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home for further information or check their website, for the complete obituary. ROBERT LEE BOB GREEN Robert Lee "Bob" Green, 62, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring. He was born in Hialeah, and was a resident of Fort Meade for many years, where he was one of the owners of B&E Automotive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman L. and Mildred Jones Green. He is survived by his brothers, Jim Green (Susan), of Tallahassee, and Ron Green (Shawna), of Bartow; sisters, Sandra Brink (Ed), and Sue Parrish (Ernie), all of Fort Meade. Memorial services were June 16, in the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Parrish and the Rev. Chuck Pemberton officiated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arne son Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. (Tommy), of Bowling Green; brothers, Tito Garay (Josephina), of Avon Park, Joe Garay (Joannie), of Avon Park, Jimmy Salazar (Audrey), of Lake City, and Jessie Garay, of Rome, Ga.; sisters, Margarita Solano, of Zolfo Springs, Viola Arce (Ralph), of Bowling Green, Mary Wilson, of Lake City, and Jeannie Aguilar (Ernesto), of Zolfo Springs; grandchildren, Carlos Gar cia, Jason Garcia, Logan Garcia, Kaitlyn Garcia, Aru ana Trammel, Kayla Garay, Ryan Spears, Joshua Garay, and Stephen Garay; and great-grandchildren, Jaelyn Spears and Oden Negrete. A memorial service was held at Faith Temple Church of God, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bishop Wendell Smith officiated. Expressions of comfort may be made at FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory C C A A R R L L O O S S G G A A R R A A Y Y Carlos Garay, 71, of Hardee County, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 9, 1946. Carlos had been a resident of Hardee County since 1950 coming from San Antonio, Texas. He worked as a truck driver for McDonald Con struction. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Maria Garay; a son, Michael Garay; and brothers, Louis Garay and Victor Garay. He is survived by his daughter, Allison Garcia Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services205 N. 9th Ave. Wauchula, Fl. 33873(863) 6:21c Protect The Vulnerable Report Elder Abuse or Neglect1 (800) 962 2873 Notices______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252016CA000471 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. CARL R. DANIELS, et al, Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 6, 2018, and entered in Case No. 252016CA000471 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein CARL R. DANIEL; BRENDA DANIELS A/K/A BRENDA D. DANIELS and SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, the Defendants. Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Hardee County, Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Hardee County Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street, Second Floor Hallway, Outside Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 at 11:00 AM on 27 day of June, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 61 FEET OF THE WEST 122.7 FEET OF LOTS 8, 9 AND 10, IN BLOCK "C" OF MILLER AND CASON ADDITION TO CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2-107, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SUR PLUS. If the sale is set aside, the Purchaser may be entitled to only a return of the sale deposit less any applicable fees and costs and shall have no further re course against the Mortgagor, Mortgagee or the Mortgagees Attorney. DATED at Hardee County, Florida, this 7 day of June, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk "In accordance with the Ameri cans With Disabilities Act, per sons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administra tive Office of the Court, Hardee County, 417 West Main Street, Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873, Telephone (863) 773-4174, via Florida Relay Service".6:14,21c______________________________1. Is the book of Galatians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Mosaic law, what would happen to the person who cursed his father or mother? Imprisonment, Out cast, 10 lashings, Death 3. In Genesis 14:3, what lake is called the Salt Sea? Galilee, Lake Pison, Dead Sea, Euphrates 4. From Daniel 2, who had a dream about a statue com posed of different materials? Jezebel, Daniel, Rezin, Neb uchadnezzar 5. In Acts 7, who said, "Lord, lay not this sin to their charge"? Philip, Stephen, Luke, David 6. Whose biblical name means "salvation"? Jude, Ahaz, Hosea, Ruth ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Death; 3) Dead Sea; 4) Neb uchadnezzar; 5) Stephen; 6) Hosea Visit Wilson Casey's new Trivia Fan Site at 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Bible TriviaBy Wilson Casey OBITUARY POLICYThe Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the information which may be included in a free obituary are avail able at local funeral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional infor mation and remember ances. All obituaries, how ever, must be submitted by a funeral home. 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6:21c COURTESY PHOTO A Wauchula homeowner loves growing sunflowers.The couple noticed one flower was missing. It did nottake long to discover the thief. This squirrel was in thefork of a large oak tree eating seeds from the flower.Gray cat squirrels are notorious opportunistic feedersand skilled at helping themselves at bird feeders. FLOWER POWER M icrowave instruc tions: "...for fourminutes. Be careful. Tray and contents may be hot."No kidding. Sign on highway: "Bridge may freeze in cold weather." Iwould have thought only hotweather would freeze. On cigarettes: "California has found cigarettes could cause cancer." Would they be safe in other states? My doctor's office called. "It's past time for your annual physical." They called in May, but my appointment is now mid-August. Why were they so urgent? Need money? My insurancedoes not pay that well. Florida has adopted Kentucky's road words "Pass" and "Don't Pass" where they already have yellow lines. –––––– I see where the big store has claimed another Winn-Dixie. This one took just under five years. Robersdale, Ala., has had aWinn-Dixie 31 years. It closed the doors two weeks ago, 26 em ployees without jobs. Bay Minette, Ala., lost its Winn-Dixie last year, and Fairhope lost its largest food store (Publix) last year also. Thebig store took less than five years there also. That has been the story of Mom and Pop stores for m any years. Now the larger ones are folding, but the clothing side ofthe big store will not sell my size clothes. A few years ago (late 1990s) I could buy my clothes there, but K-Mart and Penny's lost their footing. Now they will notstock any sizes over 46 (some still have a few 48s), but life goeson for the big store as long as they can keep buying from the lowwage producers of China. Can Bi-Lo hang on to the Winn-Dixie in Wauchula? SaveA-Lot could not survive there, and Grocery Outlet will not try.Winn-Dixie is long gone from Pensacola's Blue Angels Parkway.Grocery Outlet still sells more meats than any big store, but theywill not put in two stores. The average mark-up is around six percent or was during my 27 years in the retail food stores. (Even all that I worked inhave since filed bankruptcy. Winn-Dixie, Pantry Pri de, National Tea, and Jitney Jungle). Your grandchildren may have no choice. –––––– I have not been to Orlando or Kissimmee since 2004. It just makes me sick to know how beautiful those two cities were untilWalt Disney died. They have grown without any apparent planning until Or lando has swallowed up the beauty that once was in the 1960sor even '70s. To me it is just vulgar, congested, trashy and with out any thoughts of retaining the old charm these two cities oncehad. No historical value exists. Every day they keep trying to de stroy anything of beauty. I never plan to go back to see the de struction developers have caused. I once loved to walk the beach south of St. Augustine with a white metal detector. There were thousands of dollars worthof gold washed up after a storm. Most of us never told the stateof our findings. As long as a pawn broker gave a reasonableprice, I could care less where he sold it. We saw how the state treated the treasure hunters on the big boats. i did not want any partof it. A couple of us did get aboat and try, but the beach paidoff better. Still does I hear, butthe old guys are being watchedtoo closely. At my age I would not like to tangle with a bunch ofmoney-hungry politicians who would take our hard-earned treasure without lifting a finger towork for it. One of my old friends, younger than me, is still sifting beach sand. Good luck. –––––– Several years ago I lived in Tennessee, and I met an employee of L & N Railroad. His job,sitting in a tower building a train, switching carsin and out. My wife and I made jewelry. One day I told him what I wanted to do. He made it okay withthe R.R. police (it's illegal to trespass on The request was to braid four strands of wire (2 outside cop per, 1 each bronze and aluminum), then place it on the track (tiedwith a fishing line to prevent too many wheels over it). As thetrain started to move, the wire was placed on the t rack (using Scotch tape to hold it in place). When one wheel ran over it, I would pull it out of the tracks, trim the ends and form a bracelet. This was great until AmTracktook over. Several styles could be formed this way with different find ings. As Seen From This Side By Jerry “Gray Wolf” Phillips Wauchula 6:21p Salute To Summer July 9 13 25% Off NEW Subscriptions to the The Herald-Advocate 6:21-7:5dh R OBBY E LLIOTT invites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at 205 N. Charleston • Fort Meade 1-800-673-9512 • 6:21c NOTICE The HARDEE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE will hold a MEETING on THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018, 3:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter in the County Commissioners’ Board Room Courthouse Annex, Rm. 102, 412 W. Orange St. Wauchula, FL 6:21c June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5


Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li cense was issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Kelly Lyn Knight, 39, Wauchula, and William Bolton Hernandez, 37, Wauchula. The following civil actions and small claims were disposed of recently by the county judge: Bank of America vs. Haley Parks, voluntary dismissal. Capital One Bank vs. Di anna Benavides, default judgment for $6,019.10. Joe Vance vs. Antonio Per ada and Kassandra Camarillo, voluntary dismissal. Charles Knight III vs. Charles Knight II, voluntary dismissal. Avion Palms Homeowners Association vs. William Alvin Goodwin, voluntary dismissal. Bank of America vs. Iraida P. Milian, voluntary dismissal. The following misde meanor cases were disposed of recently in County Court: There was no misdemeanor court as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the Circuit Court: NF LLC vs. AN, petition for injunctive relief. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank vs. Jonathan Mark and Stephanie S. Parker, foreclosure. Fabiola Perada vs. Florida Hospital Wauchula, medical malpractice (case closed same day). The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Mario Lopez Sr. vs. Mario Lopez Jr., injunction for pro tection. Nicole Rae Caley and Frank Alan Caley, dismissal of in junction for protection. Jocelyn Saez and Vasem McKenith, injunction for protection. Valerie Hernandez and Francisco Granadero Jr., dis missal of injunction for protec tion. Priscilla Torres and the state Department of Revenue vs. Juan Daniel Gonzalez, child support modification. Meko Wakeley and Martha Bowerbank, dismissal of in junction for protection. Investment Retrievers vs. Jesus Juarez doing business as The Pros Auto Repair, final judgment for $23,209.82. Linn Whisman and Shellie L. Hunt, dismissal of injunc tion for protection. Tiffany Ann Clanton and the DOR vs. Santos Contreras III, child support. Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Wanda Faye King, dismissal of foreclosure. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of last week by the circuit judge: There was no felony court as it was trial week. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Freedom Reph to Pedro Gallegos Jr. and Pedro Galle gos Sr., $80,000. Lawrence A. Roberts Jr. to Doug and Sherrie Battey, $11,000. Diane D. Roberts to Jenny Repetosky Ullrich and John Joseph Repetosky, $16,667. David M. Downing and Karen D. Porter to Jenny Repetosky Ullrich and John Joseph Repetosky, $33,334. Roger M. Harrison II to James Harold Davis, $137,000. Hector Jr. and Priscilla Silva to Higher Development, $38,000. T&B Turf to George and Deborah Doane, $38,000. Ryan Balestreri, Melissa Owens, Cynthia Poling, Peggy Kirk Hall and Laura Ramsey to Devin J. Schaefer, $22,500. Skylar Rae Clark to Lazaro Valencia, $110,000. Cread Gene Crews to Cread Gene Crews and Jeffery Wayne Crews, $24,000. Alfonso Valdovinos to Mauro Paz Velasco and Ger erdo Rojas-Paz, $130,000. James Stanley Webb to Jacqueline Delgado and Jorge Armando Perez Montiel, $45,000. QC DeSoto Grove Ventures to Horse Creek Cattle Co., $164,500. Central Mobile Homes to Michael David and Kelly Louise Purser, $69,900. Crime BlotterSheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests dur ing the past week. All suspects are presumed innocent of the charges against them. COUNTY June 17, a theft was reported on the 1400 block of U.S. 17 North. June 17, a fight occurred in the 3600 block of U.S. 17 South. June 17, a break-in was reported at a residence in the 1200 block of Mockingbird Road. June 17, criminal mischief was reported on the 400 block of Lee Street. June 16, Dallas Eugene Moses, 53, of 603 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was arrested on a probation violation charge by Dep. Mitchell Johnson. June 15, Vincente Zamora, 24, of 613 Saunders St., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Manuel Zuniga and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, petit theft and possession of narcotic equipment. June 15, Maria Esperanza Villegas, 48, of 3456 Palmetto St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jennifer Soria on a tres passing charge. June 15, residential burglaries were reported in the 2200 block of Morgan Road and the 2000 block of Alamo Avenue. June 14, Allison Allen-Hunter, 22, of 5064 Lily Church Road, Ona, was arrested and charged with battery by Dep. Ryan Abbott. June 14 Steve Ellis Hodges, 24, of 5165 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Bowling Green, was arrested on a probation viola tion charge by Det. Lyle Hart. June 13, Erika Rashida Lee, 40, of 676 Snell St., Wauchula, was jailed by Dep. Bryant Ovalles on an out-of-county warrant. June 13, Timothy Gregg Mushrush, 53, of 2010 Alamo Ave., Wauchula, was arrested on charges of battery and resisting an officer without force by Dep. Cierra Johnson. June 13, Keith Livon Brown, 38, of 4829 First St., Bowling Green, was jailed by Dep. Joseph Austin on a contempt of court charge. June 13, criminal mischief was reported in the 300 block of Old Dixie Highway. June 12, Sydney Lynn York, 21, of 3635 Riveria Cir., Bonita Springs, and Cassidy Rainer York, 19, of 20831 Tanglewood Lane, Estero, were both arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and each was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of mar ijuana, possession of narcotic equipment and possession of drugs without a prescription. June 12, Sarah Anderson, 54, General Delivery/Homeless, was jailed by the Drug Task Force on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic equipment and pos session of less than 20 grams of marijuana. June 12 a theft was reported in the 4000 block of Denver Avenue. June 12 a fight broke out on the 1400 block of U.S. 17 North. June 11 Maria Suarez, 48, of 3456 Palmetto St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested and charged with trespassing by Dep. Christopher Bandy. June 11 thefts were reported in the 2900 block of Oak Hill Park and in the 3000 block of Edwards Peace Drive. WAUCHULA June 17, Jesus Francisco Guerrero-Chavez, 18, of 1224 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Em manuel Vazquez on driving under the influence charges. June 17 Jerry Jason Nichols, 20, of 442 Cypress St., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Spencer and charged with sale of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment. June 16, Thomas Alvarado, 23, of 4521 South Ave., Bowl ing Green, was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge by Ofc. Emmanuel Vasquez and a resisting an officer without force charge by Sgt. Thomas Fort. June 15, a burglary was reported at a home in the 400 block of South First Avenue. June 13, a residential break-in was reported in the 400 block of South First Avenue. June 12 Candice Danielle Dubose, 26, of 1040 Makowski Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Fort on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of narcotic equipment and violation of probation. She also was wanted on an out-of-county warrant. June 12, a vehicle was reported stolen off the 600 block of East Bay Street. June 11, a theft was reported in the 1100 block of East Main Street. BOWLING GREEN June 17 Amye Marie Gause, 43, of 219 Cracker Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Breanna Locke and charged with battery. June 16 Madison Rucker, 19, of 5017 Willow Ave., Bowl ing Green, was jailed on a simple assault charge by Ofc. Breanna Locke. June 14 a fight was reported on the 5000 block of Willow Avenue. June 13, Pedro Efrain Hernandez, 18, of 2960 Oak Hill Park, Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on an ag gravated battery charge. June 13, a theft was reported on the 5200 block of U.S. 17 North. June 12 a theft was reported on the 4600 block of West Palm Drive. June 11 a burglary was reported at a residence in the 500 block of Bertha Fulse Street. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY AUTHORITYS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR UTILITY OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE The 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 28, 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 6:21cPUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS COMMISSION MEETING LOCATION CHANGEDue to the Town Hall Renovations Project the Town of Zolfo Springs will hold their monthly Commission Meeting at the Recreation Build ing located at Pioneer Park, 2828 Pioneer Blvd, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The monthly meeting for June will be held on June 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM. 6:21cHARDEE COUNTY NOTICE OF WORKSHOPA workshop will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. with the Hardee County School Board to discuss funding of School Resource Officers. The workshop will be held in the County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida. For more information, please call the County Managers Office at 863/773-9430. Russell A. Melendy, Chairman 6:21cPUBLIC NOTICEThe Board of County Commissioners Will hold a public hearing on July 05, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafterIn the County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 West Or ange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873 to consider the adoption of the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 18-05 AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A SIX(6) CENT LOCAL OPTIONAL FUEL TAX UPON EVERY NET GALLON OF MOTOR FUEL AND DIESEL FUEL SOLD IN HARDEE COUNTY AND TAXED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 206.41, 206.87 AND SECTION 336.025 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING THAT THE IMPOSITION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE FOR A PERIOD OF TEN (10) YEARS, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2019; PROVIDING DISTRIBU TION PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT AS SET FORTH IN 336.025, FLORIDA STATUTES BETWEEN HARDEE COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED THEREIN REPRESENTING A MAJORITY OF THE IN CORPORATED AREA POPULATION WITHIN THE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. This is a disabled-accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners Office at least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing. This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105 Copies of this Ordinance are available for public inspection during regular office hours at 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone 863/7739430 Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell A. Melendy, Chairman 6:21cNOTICE OF MEETING FLORIDA UTILITY DEBT SECURITIZATION AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Florida Utility Debt Securitization Authority ("FUDSA") announces its Board Meeting to which all interested persons are invited. FUDSA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Sections 163.01 and 163.09, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Lee County, Florida; Collier County, Florida; and the Florida Governmental Utility Authority June 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lee County Attorney's Office, 2115 Second Street, 6th Floor, Conference Room 621, Fort Myers, FL 33901. At this meeting, the FUDSA board members (the "FUDSA Board") will address general organizational and operating issues of FUDSA. If a person decides to appeal any de cision made by the FUDSA Board with respect to any matter considered at the meet ing, 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 ap peal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FUDSA Board at (407) 629-6900, at least three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FUDSA Board at (407) 629-6900. 6:21c NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the provisions of the Fictitious Name Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as amended, intends to register with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, the fictitious name of J Bar K Ranch under which the undersigned is engaged or will engage in business at: 2113 St Rd. 62 in the City of Bowling Green, Florida 33834. That the party/parties interested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: Frances I. Paris. Dated at Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida 33873. Person authorizing publication: Frances I. Paris. Dated: June 13, 2018 6:21p Notices A6 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018


ATTENTION ALL LICENSED CONTRACTORS (MINORITY AND WOMEN CONTRACTORS) (BUILDERS, ELECTRICIANS, PLUMBERS, ROOFERS, ETC.) Hardee County is seeking contractors to participate in our housingprograms which include rehabilitation to single-family, owner-oc cupied homes for qualified low income residents of HardeeCounty. The homes must be located within the boundaries ofHardee County. Funded programs will include SHIP, CDBG, Dis aster Funds and others. To participate in our Housing Rehabilitation program, please con tact the Hardee County Office of Community Development, 412W. Orange St., Room 201, Wauchula, FL or call (863) 773-6349and request a contractor package for consideration to be addedonto the “contractors list”. All licensed contractor s are encour aged to participate. Previous applicants need to contact our office for updates or reapplication.In order to participate in these programs, contractors must beState licensed and meet the requirements of the Hardee CountyBuilding Department. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FAIR HOUSING / HANDICAP JURISDICTION 6:21c SALUTE TO SUMMER I I n n C C o o n n n n e e c c t t i i o o n n W W i i t t h h M M a a i i n n S S t t r r e e e e t t W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a The Herald-Advocate invites you to come by and beat the summer heat. Serving Infused Water & Homemade Cookies Monday Friday • July 9-13 Enter To Win A Free Subscription — ALSO — 25% Off Any New Subscription Located at 115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula 6:21-7:5dh It’s the standard joke among fathers of the bride: “For yourdaughter’s wedding you havetwo roles: First, when asked‘Who gives this woman to bemarried to this man,’ you re spond, ‘Her mother and I.’Second, open your wallet andsurrender all your cash andcredit cards. In the run-up tomy daughter Hannah’s wed ding, I heard a hundred varia tions of this joke. I even joined in the joking. I told people God gave a mantwo kidneys so he could sellone on the black market to pay for his daughter’s wedding. Ifhe had more than one daugh ter, there was always dialysis.I approached dads with 2-year-old girls and asked them howmuch they had saved for theirdaughter’s wedding. It was myway of sharing the panic. Weddings today can get out of hand. The old standard wasa reception in the church socialhall with wedding cake, mixednuts, mints, and lime sherbetpunch. According to a surveydone by The Knot, the averagewedding in the United Statesnow runs around $36,000. One wedding venue we contactedtold us they had not done awedding in the last 10 years forless than $50,000 (not includ ing dresses, flowers, and lodg ing). While most of my lifeI’ve tried to be above average,this was one time I wanted tobe below average – way below. Gina and I were nervous about the money, I’ll admit.We had set aside some funds,but nowhere near enough foreven a basic wedding. Wescrimped and saved, robbedPeter to pay Paul (which is notactually in the Bible). Morethan once we had the toughconversation: How much canwe afford? When a friend toldus “A wedding is like buying anew Mercedes and then driv ing it over a cliff,” we had toask ourselves, “Is this worthit?” The weekend for Hannah’s wedding finally came. In aword, it was ‘amazing.’ Dur ing the rehearsal dinner, therewere wonderful speeches af firming her and her husband-to-be. When she made herspeech about me and hermother, I cried. The weddingitself was like something out ofDisney: the sky was robin’segg blue, a gentle breeze wasblowing, the birds weresinging (literally), and Hannahwas beautiful in her weddingdress. Her groom cleaned uppretty good, too. During the minister’s prayer, I keep my eyes open (don’tjudge, I know you keep youreyes open, too) just drinking itall in. Psalm 118:24 kept run ning through my mind: “Thisis the day the LORD has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it!”The reception was magical,with good food, family,friends, and dancing. When thenight was over, I knew mydaughter knew she was lovedand treasured. It was a week end of amazing grace. The next day, as Gina and I bathed in the afterglow, Godput two powerful thoughts inmy soul. First, it was worth it. All my anxiety about the costof the wedding was totally use less. It was worth every pennyto see her happy, joyful, andloved. She is my preciouschild; why wouldn’t I want herto have a moment like this? Iknow enough of life to knowthere will be moments thatdrain her. There will be othertimes she must fight uphill bat tles. There will be days whenlife floods her. To provide herwith a gift of a special time oflove and joy – of course I wantthat for her. I decided I wouldnot be one of those dads whocomplains in perpetuity aboutthe cost of my daughter’s wed ding. Instead, I will claim thedate as a graceful day of joy. The second thought God put in my soul was the simple truthof John 3:16: “For God soloved the world, that he gavehis only begotten son thatwhosoever believes in him willnot perish but have everlastinglife.” God loves you. God treas ures you. So God paid an ab surd price for you. He gave hisonly son Jesus for you. Yoursins, the ugliness of your lifeand past, are wiped away bythe beauty of Jesus’ perfectlife, sacrifice, and resurrection.God never complains about theprice he paid for you. No wonder Paul and John refer to the collection of Jesusfollowers as “the bride ofChrist.” The Book of Revela tion describes a scene wherethe bride of Christ comesdown out of heaven as a brideadorned for her husband. Thepivotal moment in the historyof heaven is a wedding. I don’t know if this will hap pen exactly this way, but I canimagine in that moment, in thenew heaven and the new earth,when Christ and his bridecome together that our heav enly Father is keeping his eyesopen on the beauty of the mo ment. And in that moment, ourheavenly Father looks at usand says, “No regrets. You aretotally worth the price.” Totally Worth The Price Crop Update June 18, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 5.9 days suitable for fi eldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 17, 2018. Precipitation estimates ranged from trace amounts in several locations to 4.8 inches inSanford (Seminole County). The average mean temperatureranged from 76.9F in Niceville (Okaloosa County) to 84.8F inMarathon (Monroe County). Citrus: Warm weather occurred over the complete citrus re gion; the warmest maximum temperatures (2 degrees warmerthan normal) took place in Avon Park (Highlands County), av eraging 95F over the period. Mt. Plymouth (Lake County) andPlant City (Hillsborough County) maximum temperatures bothaveraged 93F for the week. Scattered rainfall fell over portionsof the citrus region. Plant City (Hillsborough County) had 3.07inches for the week. Arcadia (Desoto County) recorded 2.74inches for the week. Most other areas had less than average rain fall. According to the June 14, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire citrus region was drought free. Irrigation has been turned back on because of warmer tem peratures and less rainfall. Owners are continuing with grovemaintenance on a daily basis. Many are spraying as weat her per mits, both aerial and ground, and are fertilizing, herbiciding, andmowing. Field workers are reporting good fruit sets a nd good sizes on the new season’s crop. Oranges are golf-ball size and larger. Grapefruit are about as large as tennis balls. Fruits and Vegetables: Crops harvested included avocado, bitter melon, boniato, malanga, mango, okra, and watermelons.In preparation for the fall planting season, many vegetable grow ers continued to clean up and fallow fields or plant cover crops. Livestock and Pastures: Regular rains in several counties, coupled with lingering surplus soil moisture, caused many pas tures to remain flooded, making conditions difficult for cattle.However, in some southern counties, pasture quality was mostlygood. Weed pressure was noted in Highlands County. Statewide,cattle condition improved. Field Crops: Regular rains made cutting hay and harvesting wheat infeasible in the Panhandle. In Jackson County, earlyplanted peanuts looked excellent, but later planted peanuts wereonly fair because of the prolonged wet conditions. Field corn was in good condition in Walton County. Crops were suffering in Okaloosa County from too much soil moisture and disease.Sugarcane was doing well. 1. Who wrote and released "I Saw Linda Yesterday"? 2. Who released "Try a Lit tle Tenderness" in 1966? 3. What group released "The Way You Do the ThingsYou Do"? 4. Who released "Pieces of April"? 5. Name the song that con tains this lyric: "He couldn'tswim the raging river, 'Causethe river was too wide, Hecouldn't reach Little WhiteDove, Waiting on the otherside." ANSWERS 1. Dickey Lee, in 1963. Most of Lee's fame came inlater years when he movedover to the country charts. 2. Otis Redding. The song was written in 1932 and wasfirst released by one of the BigBands as a peppier dance tune. 3. The Temptations, in 1964. It was their first chartingsingle, going to No. 1 on theCashBox R&B chart. The songwas written by Smokey Robin son. 4. Three Dog Night, in 1972. It was written by DaveLoggins, cousin of KennyLoggins. 5. "Running Bear," by Johnny Preston in 1959. Thesong tells of two Indian loverswho couldn't be together be cause their tribes were at war.They're determined to be to gether, and drown when theymeet in the middle of the rag ing river that separates them. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Flash Back By Chris Richcreek Don’t Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM Come Camp With Us Come for the day or stay for the night $2 9 9 +tax for a family up to 6. Come and go all year for less than $50 per month. Thousand Trails 2555 US Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs • 863-735-8888 6:21c June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7


Smith Speaks At Trance/Formers Education Awards Banquet By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Trance/Formers Inc. held its second annual EducationalAwards Banquet Saturday,June 2, at the Fellowship Hallof First Baptist Church ofBowling Green. A luncheonfollowed the awards cere mony. CEO/Founder N'Kosi Jones said the goal of Trance/Form ers is "to help our childrenhave a good future. This in cludes spiritual, educational,mental and physical. "We look at the whole human being. A whole man (orwoman) is better than part of aman." Jones said as a youngster he strayed from the correct path,winding up with eight feloniesand being granted clemencyby Gov. Charlie Crist. Hecame back to Bowling Greenin 2011 and works to guidechildren in the right ways oflife. "My father had a master's degree. My grandfather be lieved in education. Get theLord on top of your education,and you can go anywhere youwant to go. I am close to ob taining my master's degree.Hard work pays off." The guest speaker was Diane Smith, Hardee Countysupervisor of elections. "I would be nothing without the Lord. I am here to encour age someone. I love youngpeople. God gave me the posi tion of supervisor of elections.I thank the voters of HardeeCounty. I am the first womanand the first black person tohave this job. "I was a migrant child. I picked apples in New York andNew Jersey, oranges inFlorida, also cucumbers,peaches, cherries and plums. Iworked in the rain and snow. Iworked for my school clothes. "Young people need to work and have responsibility. 'Helpme Lord' is a prayer. Prayersdo not have to be long. Howmany of you have prayed be fore a test? You need to study and do your homework. I wasnot always a perfect student. "Young people, make educa tion your first priority. No onecan take your education away.I have three daughters and sixgrandchildren. I was raised bya strict mother and grand mother. They taught me re spect. Beauty will only get youso far. Respect and honor yourelders. Have a good attitude.God made you who you are. "When you turn 18, your parents are not responsible foryou. Life is going to be hard.My Mom died when I was 19.Make it easy for yourself now.If you mess up, don't give up.I can do all things throughChrist who strengthens me.Your strength comes from theLord. Do not continue to godown a wrong path. You canbe doctors, lawyers, teachers,pilots. "Mom and Dad, make your children get a job if they arenot getting an education. If youlinger too long, it is harder tocome back on the right path." PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY From left are Hardee County Supervisor of Elections Diane Smith and Kyra Wilson,Hardee High School student/athlete and South Florida State College student. Kyrawon the Diane Smith Award for Adaptability. From left are Trance/Formers Inc. CEO/Founder N'Kosi Jones, Junior Daniels, Maya Carpenter, Michelle Brown,2018 HHS graduate Nakeisha Lemaine, Stacey Daniels and Michelle Jones. Nakeisha won the Trance/FormersAward for Maintainability. From left are Robert Jones, retired U.S. Navy and re tired Hillsborough County school teacher, and 2018HHS graduate JaKevis Brown, who won the Claude A.McIvery Award for Dependability. Not pictured are Ke' varreis White, who won the Theron C. Jones Award forVersatility, and his presenter, Angelica Jones whoworks at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Wash.Brown also won the Theron C. Jones Scholarship. From left are Leonard McGill, Nakeisha Lemaine and Will McPherson. Leonard andWill are 1965 graduates of Lillian R. Brown High School and presented the LillianR. Brown Class of 1965 Scholarship to Nakeisha. From left are Michelle Jones, Joann McCray, Ana Delia Saldana Angel, and RenaeJackson. Ana Delia received the Johnnie P. Louis Scholarship 6:21c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018CA000099 WAUCHULA STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs.THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA N.BELCHER a/k/a VIRGINIABELCHER, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur suant to a SUMMARY FINALJUDGMENT OF FORECLOSUREAND TAXATION OF ATTOR NEYÂ’S FEES AND COSTS datedJune 4, 2018, in the above styledcause, I will sell to the highestand best bidder for cash at theHardee County Courthouse, onthe second floor hallway outsideof Room 202, 417 West MainStreet, Wauchula, FL 33873, at11:00 A.M. on June 27, 2018,the following described propertyas set forth in said SUMMARYFINAL JUDGMENT OF FORE CLOSURE AND TAXATION OFATTORNEYÂ’S FEES ANDCOSTS, to wit: LOT 45, PEACE RIVERHEIGHTS UNIT NO. 2,ACCORDING TO THEMAP OR PLAT THEREOFAS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 43, PUB LIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA.PARCEL ID: 15-34-25-0836-00001-0045COMMONLY KNOWNAS: 790 CHAMBERLAINBLVD., WAUCHULA, FL33873 Dated this 4th day of June,2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEAMERICANS WITH DISABILI TIES ACT, if you are a personwith a disability who needs anyaccommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, youare entitled, at no cost to you, tothe provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the Officeof the Court Administrator, 255N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, atleast 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or imme diately upon receiving thisnotification if the time before thescheduled appearance is lessthan 7 days; if you are hearing orvoice impaired, call 711.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM THE SALE, IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OFTHE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYSAFTER THE SALE. 6:14,21c ______________________________ Notices A8 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018 DonÂ’t Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM


By FRITZ GILBERT I first noticed him as I was boarding the plane in Paris. His hat caught my attention. World War II Veteran It was a white cap, with bold yellow letters pro claiming his service during the Great War. I watched as we went through the boarding process and struggled to make sense of the math.“This guy’s gotta be at least 90, but he looks like he’sin his early 70’s. He was the most spry 90+ year-oldI’ve ever seen in my life. I was intrigued. “I’ve GOT to involve this guy in my One Retire ment Question Project ,” I thought. As it turns out, he DID get involved, and you’ll love his recorded answer to the One Question later inthis post. First, you need to hear his story. Trust me,you won’t regret reading about this true American Pa triot. I’ll share his recorded answer to “The Question” shortly, butfirst youneed toknow a bitabout thisman andhow wecame toknow eachother. I passed hisseat as Iworked myway downthe aisle. Ipaused, andtold him“Thanks foryour serv ice.” Several others joined me in congratulating him, and he lit uplight a schoolboy. He mentioned that he was turning92 years old this summer, and we congratulated himagain. I thought about The Veteran during the first seven hours of the flight. As we made our way across the North Atlantic, I kept my eye on him. At one point, he spent 10 min utes, knees on the seat, facing backward, talking tosomeone in the row behind him. His personality wascontagious from five rows away. He had a certain“sparkle,” and I knew I had to talk to this guy. But … “I’m on an airplane, and there are 60 folks in our section of the plane. They’d all see me if Iwalked up and struck up a conversation. Is this tooawkward?” Should I, or shouldn’t I? I should.I did. The Introduction I walked up the five Rows, kneeled down in the aisle beside his seat, and asked: “Do you mind if I askyou a question?” “Of course not,” he responded witha grin, “I’m not going anywhere.” I liked him immediately.We ended up talking for more than 20 minutes, and he gave me the highlights of his career. After we made our introductions, my new friend Don Mathews started telling stories. A Civil War Legacy Don’s grandfather John L. Mathews, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He served asa Lieutenant of a Georgia regiment and was shot threetimes during the war. He survived. After the war, he served in the Georgia State leg islature and became a well-known figure in Georgia.He was an educated man and stressed the importanceof education and “proper English,” traits which havebeen respected by his family as a lasting legacy. He had a Union bullet in his body from 1865 until his death years after the war. Even though I’m a “Yan kee From Michigan,” Don and I became friends. Don’s War Stories After telling me about his grandfather, Don livened up as he started telling stories about his 33years in the service, covering World War II, Korea,and Vietnman. I sat in the aisle, mesmerized, as hetold of his time in the military. In The Air With Enola Gay Aug 6, 1945 Don took to heart the lessons from his grandfather and was rigorous with his education. He’s very wellspoken, and with a quick wit and obvious intelligence. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Air Corp at age 17. He went to tailgunner schooland was trained as a tailgunner on the B29 (the sameas the Enola Gay). On August 6, 1945 history was made as the Enola Gay dropped the infamous bomb on Nagasaki. On thesame date, Don was flying for four hours in a B29,finishing up his tailgunner schooling. He has the flightrecords to prove it, and he mailed them to me (alongwith a treasure trove of other documents and photos)after he returned home: After Nagasaki, there was little need for tailgun ners, so at the conclusion of his training, he re-enlistedas a squadron clerk.At the urging of his First Sergeant (Melvin T. Lewis,“who, no doubt, had the most influence on my life”),he attended officer candidate school and was commis sioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1946. At 20 years old, he had already achieved the high est enlisted rank in the Army. In 1950, he attended pilot school with the hopes of becoming a bomber pilot. “I washed out of pilotschool, so I decided to become a navigator and beganworking as a navigator on the B26 bomber.” Dropping Bombs Over N Korea As a navigator on the B26 bomber, Don flew many low altitude missions over North Korea. He re calls watching the “tracer rounds” coming up fromthe anti-aircraft guns and passing between the enginesand the side of his plane. “Both the pilot and I kindaleaned into the middle of the plane on that run,” hesaid with a grin. Don flew with the 13 Bomber Squadron, more commonly known as “The Grim Reapers.” He’s hadfriends die in combat, and he’s seen many a flight notreturn home. He’s working with Washington to attempt to lo cate his friend Gene Gould, who has been MIA sincebeing shot down over North Korea on a flight pilotedby Bob Newton on March 31, 1952. If you know any one with some pull, do Don a favor and send a noteon his behalf. It’s the least we can do for Don, givenall that he’s done for this country. Working In The Pentagon In 1955, Don was assigned to the Pentagon and navigated many flights with dignitaries around theworld. He earned his Masters Degree in InternationalAffairs from George Washington University in 1967and served on the staff of the U.S. Air Force. In the‘60s, Don served as navigator on many transportflights into Vietnam. On Sept 1, 1977, Don retired as a Colonel with the U.S. Air Force, having logged over 4,500 flighthours, many during wartime. 40 Years Of Retirement After a 33 year career in the military, Don hasn’t slowed down since his retirement in 1977. He wentto work at Kroger (across the street from his retir e ment home in Florida) from 1979 – 1985, thenworked for Kimberly-Clark for over nine years. Re member that when you hear his recording below… Don still plays golf 3 times a week, and obviously (since I met him on a flight from Paris) continues totravel internationally. He’s always been energetic and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Ahorse lover since childhood, he’s spent a lot of time riding horses in the Western USA. A Veteran Receives His Honor In 2011, Don was invited to the Pentagon by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force to witness his cousin, Judith Fedder, getting pinned with her third star. In 2014, he was an honored guest on a World War II Honor Flight from Florida and toured the variouswar memorials in Washington, D.C. The One Retirement Question As you may recall from my original post in this One Retirement Question Project, I’ve been askingfolks who have had successful retirements to answerone question: I can think of no one I am more honored to have answer that question than the Patriot and my newfriend, Don Mathews. He participates today as Victim#5, and you can hear his response aboard a plane fromParis below: Don clearly lived his advice, from wrangling horses intohis 70’s, toworking forthe first 14years of hisretirement,to continu ing to playgolf 3X aweek at Age91. Wecould alllearn fromDon’s wis dom, and Iintend toapply his advice in my own retirement. Conclusion It’s not often that you get a chance to talk to a realAmerican Patriot. The Greatest Generation deserveour respect, and my intent with this post is to do ex actly that for my new friend, Don Mathews. Take the time to reach out to people, and stop to listen whenthey respond. Folks who have lived well into their80’s and 90’s have a lot to teach younger generations,and we have a lot to learn from them. If you’re lucky, some of those interactions may lead to friendships. It’s happened with Don and me, and we’ve shared numerous emails since our en counter on that plane. I’ve come to know a bit abouta World War II veteran, and I’m honored to havemade his acquaintance. Today, through the wondersof the internet, you’ve all been able to experience jus t a bit of what makes Don so special. And to think, it all started with a hat. Welcome to The Retirement Manifesto, a canvas for “Helping People Achieve A Great Retirement!” My wife and I are on a journey toward early retire ment in 2018 at the age of 55 and are sharing the les sons we’re learning along the way. We recently soldour primary home and moved into a cabin in the NorthGeorgia Mountains as part of our downsizing strategyfor retirement. Fritz Gilbert is a 55-year-old corporate commodity trading hamster by day, an aspiring philosopher by night, and a lifelong financial “hobbyist” working whois retiring in June 2018. He has had the same great wifefor 30 years and a wonderful 23-year-old daughterwho I walked down the aisle at her wedding in July2017. He says he has learned a bit along the way andhopes others can benefit from some of his experiences. Hardee Native Col. Donell Mathews Is WWII Veteran COURTESY PHOTOS Col. (Ret.) Don Mathews lives in Mel bourne. Don ‘getting his Eagles pinned on’ 1968. Enola Gay, B-29 Superfortress Bomber returning fromHiroshima Aug. 6, 1945. Touring the Korean War Memorial 2014. 1988 Grim Reaper Reunion and 1952 in Korea. The B-26 (eight 50-caliber guns in the nose). Wyoming cow wrangler. Don sent me a huge packet of his war memories afterwe met. 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Herald-AdvocateThursday, June 21, 2018 B THE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS PHOTOS BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Traffic on State Road 66 slowed to one lane last week as construction continued atan industrial site within the town of Zolfo Springs. Suburban Propane is construct ing a facility at the industrial park situated on the highway between Farrell andGarza roads. The Town Commission held public hearings in November 2015, ap proving Suburban Propane’s request for a Conditional Use permit to hold propaneon the site. The facility’s purpose is to store propane for distribution to the localarea. The site is not open to the public. Suburban Propane was previously locatednext to Jahna Concrete, which is now at the corner of SR 66 and U.S. 17, but hadto relocate for the Florida Department of Transportation’s highway expansion/relo cation project. Permits from FDOT for the driveway off of SR 66 were delayed, butthat is the work which was completed last week. Both lanes of SR 66 were flowingearly this week. LAB LAUGHS COURTESY PHOTOS Professor DoDad’s Lab made a stop at the Hardee County Public Library on June 7, amazing kids and parentsalike with interesting and fun science facts. The professor used superheroes to help explain and experimentwith optical illusions, sound, light and currents. The top photo shows some audience participation with MadelynAlbritton, the daughter of Jeffery and Meagan Albritton, and Bryson Drake, the son of David and Nicole Drake,illustrating one of the professor’s points. The bottom photo seeks to find out if water is invisible or not. Thepublic library continues with many programs for children and for adults. Consult the weekly Save The Date cal endar on A2. A new Public Safety Com munication program will beoffered in the fall as part of theCriminal Justice Academy atSouth Florida State College. The program will prepare students for a career as a pub lic safety telecommunicator,who are the first first respon ders in emergency situations. The role of a dispatcher is vital to a community, andSFSC’s program will train stu dents for civilian employmentas a dispatcher for police, fire,and emergency medical andrescue services. They will operate tele phones, radios and computerterminals to respond to emer gency and non-emergency re quests for assistance. “At SFSC, we listen to the community and heard thatthere was a need for more dis patchers throughout the re gion,” said Curtis Ivy, directorof the Criminal Justice Acad emy at SFSC. “To meet that need, we ana lyzed the programs we have inplace and the capabilities ofour experienced faculty, so weapplied and received certifica tion from the state of Florida topresent the Public Safety Com munication program,” he con tinued. “Similar to our lineman, el ementary education andmechatronics programs, webelieve that this program willfill a void in the tri-countyarea,” Ivy concluded. Throughout the intensive program, students will spendmore than 200 hours learningabout ethics and the role of thepublic safety telecommunica tor; standard operating proce dures; the dispatcher’s rela tionship to field personnel; anoverview of emergency agen cies; communications equip ment and functions; proper andcorrect telephone and dis patching procedures and tech niques; federal, state and localcommunication rules; emer gency situations and operatingprocedures; and human rela tions skills. Courses are taught by certi fied personnel and meet theeducational requirements forthe Florida Department ofHealth’s 911 Emergency Dis patcher Certification. For more information about the Public Safety Communica tion program, contact MichaelAustin, coordinator of SFSC’scriminal justice program, at(863) 784-7282 or at michael. New SFSC Class Will Fill Need For More Dispatchers COURTESY PHOTO Central Communications, the daily work environment of a dispatcher. By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A man who was caught sell ing narcotics from the back ofa stolen motorcycle now istraveling to prison. Robert James Johnston, 36, of Bowling Green, has beenhanded a split sentence inHardee Circuit Court on fourof the 16 charges originallylodged against him. Johnston, whose address at the time was 4816 ChurchAve., was arrested in June of2015 when a deputy who wasserving civil papers at a mobilehome park spotted a parkedmotorcycle with wires hangingfrom its broken ignitionswitch. A check on the bike’s tag re vealed the license plate wasstolen. The Vehicle Identifica tion Number on the motorcy cle also came back as stolen. A search of the residence Johnston had entered produceda black bag he had been carry ing, Sheriff Arnold Lanier saidat the time. The bag held methampheta mines, prescription pain killersand other pills, and narcoticsequipment, Lanier said. The meth weighed in at four grams, the opiate oxycodone atsix grams – an amount whichtriggers a trafficking charge –alprazolam coming in at 1.25grams, and a half-gram of theopiate tramadol. Johnston was arrested and booked into the HardeeCounty Jail. Now, three years later, John ston has been sentenced tothree years in Florida StatePrison followed by five yearsof drug-offender probation. Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle granted Johnston creditfor the three months and fivedays he already had served inthe Hardee County Jail beforeposting bond. In addition to the split sen tence, Ezelle imposed finesand fees totaling $5,570. Johnston was adjudicated guilty of grand theft auto, saleof methamphetamine within1,000 feet of a church, sale ofmethamphetamine within1,000 feet of a park, and saleof methamphetamine. Additional charges against him were not prosecuted aspart of a plea agreement avoid ing trial. Johnson Meth Dealer Gets 3 Years Maranatha Baptist Church will hold its annual Neighbor hood Bible Time Youth Cru sade beginning this Sundayand running through nextThursday, June 28. The eventis 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly. Young people entering grades 1 through 12 are in vited to participate. There isno charge to enroll. Two sepa rate groups will have age-ap propriate games andcompetitions, singing, andBible and mystery stories.There will be awards and prizes, and plenty of food andfun. Maranatha Baptist Church is located at 2465 OxendineRoad, off Steve Roberts Spe cial about four miles east ofZolfo Springs. Transportationwill be provided for someareas via the church bus. CallPastor Charlie Scott at (863)832-7829 for further informa tion. –––––– The deadline for Church Newssubmissions is Thursday at 5for the next edition. Church News


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING There will be TWO joint meetings of the BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS and the PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD To consider a Mining Major Special Exception application, a Master Mining and Reclamation Plan application and an Initial Mining Unit Application filed by Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC. for the Proposed Ona Mine Amendments to the existing Fort Green Southern Reserves Mine and the Fort Green and Payne Creek Mine Extension will also be considered Monday, July 9, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. and Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 3:00 P.M or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida Copies of the documents relating to these reports are available for public inspection during regular office hours at office of the Hardee CountyMining Coordinator, 220 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All inter ested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Al though minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure averbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Manager’s Officeat least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.Russell Melendy, ChairmanBoard of County Commissioners 6:21c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018DR000225 Flora Gaspar Alonso, Petitioner, andArnoldo Ruiz Martinez, Respondent, _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION Petition to determine paternityTo: Arnoldo Ruiz Martinez, 224 Morales Rd., Wauchula FL33873.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac tion for paternity has been filedagainst you and that you are re quired to serve a copy of yourwritten defenses if any to it onFlora Gaspar Alonso, whose ad dress is 1594 Old BradentonRd., Wauchula, FL 33873 on orbefore July 31, 2018, and file theoriginal with the clerk of thisCourt at Hardee Co. Clerk ofCourt P.O. Drawer 1749Wauchula, FL 33873 before serv ice on Petitioner or immediatelythereafter. If you fail to do so, adefault may be entered againstyou for the relief demanded inthe petition.Copies of all court documents inthis case, including orders, areavailable at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Court’s office. You may re view these documents uponrequest.You must keep the Clerk of Cir cuit Court’s office notified ofyour current address. (You mayfile Designation of Current Mail ing and E-Mail Address, FloridaSupreme Court Approved Fam ily Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will bemailed to the address on recordat the clerk’s office.Warning: Rule 12.285, FloridaFamily Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic dis closure of documents and infor mation. Failure to comply canresult in sanctions, includingdismissal or striking of plead ings.Dated: June 8, 2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk 6:14-7:5p __________________________________ Court Upholds Commerce Park Expansion Plan petition. He also ruled Commis sioner Rick Knight, who wasBOCC chairman at the time,properly disclosed communi cations he had with then-schools superintendent DavidDurastanti and School Boardmember Thomas Trevino priorto the meeting. The rezone changed a total of four parcels from F-R(Farm Residential) and R-3(Multiple Family Housing) toC/IBC (Commercial/IndustrialBusiness Center.) The C/IBC zoning is unique to the IDA in Hardee County.Its existing 129-acre Com merce Park, which is thenorthern border of the plannedexpansion, was the only otherparcel with that zoning classi fication. Opponents of the zoning change did not think the enduses would be compatible withthe surrounding area, whichincludes homes and HilltopElementary and Hardee JuniorHigh School to the east. Any potentially dangerous uses in the park will requireadditional review and permit ting from the Planning & Zon ing Board and the County Commission before gettingapproval. Under the C/IBC zoning, only manufacturing, whole sale sales, equipmentrentals/sales, a county build ing, fire station, sheriff station,post office or a private clubcan be built on the propertywithout any additional ap proval. Plans are to divide the prop erty into 20 lots ranging in sizefrom four to 11 acres. The IDA purchased the property in 2008 from Deweyand Judith Terrell for $1.5 mil lion to expand the original129-acre park once it was builtout. Bill Lambert, executive di rector of the IDA, said there isonly one uncommitted lot ofthe original 22-parcel park. He plans on waiting for the 30-day appeal window toclose before beginning expan sion work, which will startwith extending the road ontothe new site toward the end ofthis year or early 2019. Lambert said he was glad the issue was hopefully finallyresolved, and he is ready tomove forward with develop ing the rest of the park. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Nearly four years after a legal challenge was filed, thechief judge of the 10th JudicialCircuit has upheld the rezon ing decision of the HardeeCounty Commission to ex pand the Commerce Park. Judge Donald Jacobsen de nied the request from plaintiffJohn Terrell to void the com mission’s 4-1 vote to rezonefour parcels totaling 104 acresto expand the Hardee CountyCommerce Park, located offState Road 62. Terrell claimed the board’s decision failed to properly dis close ex-parte communica tions, the rezone request failedto meet the essential require ments of law and the Board ofCounty Commissioners andapplicant Hardee County In dustrial Development Author ity failed to introducecompetent and substantial ev idence supporting the find ings. Jacobsen found the rezon ing “was shown to be consis tent with the county’sComprehensive Plan based oncompetent, substantial evi dence,” and denied Terrell’s INVITATION TO BID FOR BUILDING DEMOLITION SERVICES Proposals for the demolition of a structure located at 4709 N. Central Ave., BowlingGreen, FL will be received by the City of Bowling Green at the Office of the City Clerk,104 E. Main St., Bowling Green, Florida 33834, until Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2:00 which time they will be opened and read aloud. Any proposals received after thedesignated closing time will be returned unopened.Five (5) copies of the proposal shall be submitted in sealed envelopes/packages ad dressed to Carmen Silva, City Clerk, City of Bowling Green, FL, and marked BUILDINGDEMOLITION SERVICES. Information for use in preparing proposals may be obtainedfrom the City of Bowling Green Website at or from the City Clerk's Office, telephone (863) 375-2255.The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive anytechnicalities or irregularities therein. The City further reserves the right to award thecontract to the bidder whose bid is considered responsive and most advantageousto the City, all factors being considered. Proposers may not withdraw their proposalfor a period of thirty (30) days from the date set for the opening thereof. 6:21c Notices SHELL-SHAPED WATCH HOLDER Shell-shaped decorative ob jects were very popular duringthe 19th century. There weretrinket boxes covered in tinyshells, counter bells made withseveral mother-of-pearl shellsput together into a container, ornautilus shells used as part ofcleverly shaped lamps that helda special light bulb. Some largeconch shells were kept wholeas decorations, often with theaddition of a cameo carved intopart of the shell. Glassmakersadapted the shell shape to theirmedium, and during the late1800s, many "shells" weremade of colored glass that wasdecorated with enamel paint orheld in elaborate metal frames. A shell-shaped cranberry glass watch holder with enam eled decorations was auctionedrecently. The almost egg-shaped glass was held in a giltmetal frame with leaves, flow ers and a bird finial. The un usual piece, probablyAmerican, sold for $708 at aConestoga auction in Pennsyl vania. It was lined with paddedfabric to protect the watch. Apocket watch kept in a holderon a table near the bed servedas a bedroom clock. *** Q: My mother gave me a small box, 6 1/2 by 3 3/4 by 11/4 inches, with five smalldolls inside. Each doll is 3 1/2inches tall. It says on the topof the box "Best Maid Quin tuplets," "No. 63077" and"Made in Japan." Is this ofany value? A: The Dionne quintuplets, Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emi lie and Marie, were born inCanada on May 28, 1934. Theywere the first quintuplets tosurvive infancy. When theywere four months old, they be came wards of the Canadiangovernment and were putunder the guardianship of Dr.Dafoe, the doctor who deliv ered them. The girls lived inthe Dafoe nursery, where theybecame a major tourist attrac tion. They returned to live withtheir family in 1943. Thou sands of special dolls and sou venirs were made picturing thequints at different ages. An nette and Cecile are still alive.The value of your dolls is about $20. CURRENT PRICES Calendar, 1941, Bensing Bros. and Denney, pin-up girl,bathing beauty, brunette inblack swimsuit, cardboardlitho, Earl Moran, 10 x 5 inches, $15. Serving dish, dachshund dog shape, 2 hot dog trays with "mustard and relish" condi ment sections, 1950s, 7 x 10 inches, set of 3, $60. Eye exam chart, wooden plaque, two-sided, black metal frame, E.B. Meyrowitz Surgi cal Instruments Co., 1935, 8 x 6 inches, $375. Patio chair, flying saucershaped, rattan sphere on ironframe, flared legs, vinyl seatcushions, Ritts Tropitan, c.1945, 30 x 28 inches, pair, $1,350. TIP: Decorators say you should think in threes. Acces sories on a table look bestwhen grouped in odd numbers. Send for a FREE sample issue of our 12-page, color-il lustrated monthly newsletter, "Kovels on Antiques and Col lectibles," filled with prices,news, information and photos,plus major sale reports andopinions about the world ofcollecting. It's a must for allcollectors. Write Kovels, P.O.Box 292758, Kettering, OH45429-8758, or call 800-8299158. For more collecting news, tipsand resources, visit (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Kovels Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel This unusual watch holder, 11inches high, sold for over $700. Ithad minor wear and unusualcolor. Motorists are getting some welcome relief from high prices at the pump. The national average price for a gallon of reg ular unleaded was $2.90 on Sunday, decliningseven cents since the Memorial Day weekend. The Florida average was $2.76."Pump prices should sink even lower this week, after wholesale gasoline prices took adive," said Mark Jenkins of AAA/The AutoClub Group. "There is now firm downwardpressure on the oil market, as it appears increas ingly likely that OPEC will agree to ease pro duction cuts. As a result, gas prices are poised for another 5to 10-cent drop." Gas prices in Florida declined five cents dur ing the past week. The price for a gallon of reg ular gasoline averaged $2.76 on Sunday. Sincepeaking at $2.92 on Memorial Day weekend,gas has dropped a total of 16 cents. The most expensive gas-price averages in the state are in Miami at $2.89, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton at $2.88, and Crestview-Fort Wal ton Beach at $2.86. The least expensive are in Punta Gorda at $2.65, Orlando at $2.66, and Tampa-St. Peters burg-Clearwater at $2.66. Gas Prices Continue To Decline B2 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018


6:21c Twenty graduates of South Florida State College’s BasicLaw Enforcement Academyand two graduates of theCrossover Academy were rec ognized last Thursday at a cer emony on the HighlandsCampus. Hardee County’s graduates were Adrian Bruno-Perez,John P. Martinez and PabloMier. Keynote speaker Dep. Jacob Riley of the Highlands CountySheriff’s Office told the newofficers, “When you get hiredand raise your right hand totake that oath many have taken before you, take it withpride. Remember, the badgesays who hired you. Yournameplate says who raisedyou. Make sure in all you do,you never disgrace either ofthem.” And, he advised, “If you find yourself down orstressed, just remember theseBible passages, Matthew 5:9and Psalms 82:3-4.” To the families of the grad uates, Riley said, “Long 12-hour shifts, holidays, missedbirthdays and the occasionalhurricane can bring stress onus as a whole. Love, support and understanding when weare not at home make this ca reer just a little less stressful.Know that they are doing thisto make a difference in yourcommunity, so that you andyour children can have a betterand safe life.” SFSC’s Basic Law Enforce ment occupational certificateprogram trains students to be come law enforcement offi cers in Florida. Bysuccessfully completing theprogram, graduates are eligi ble to take the state certifica tion examination to becomecertified law enforcement of ficers. The Correction to Law En forcement Crossover occupa tional certificate programtrains currently employed cor rections officers to becomelaw enforcement officers inFlorida. Upon successful com pletion of the program, gradu ates are eligible to take thestate certification examinationto become certified law en forcement officers. For more information about either of these programs, or call SFSC’s Criminal JusticeAcademy at (863) 784-7285. SFSC Graduates 22 Law Enforcement Officers COURTESY PHOTO Shown at the ceremony last week are (front, from left) Austin Velasquez, Darlene Young, Pablo Mier, AustinSpringer, Luke Schmidt, Marcos Santiago, Michael G. Cauley, Christopher Baty, Joaquim Mustapha, Dylan Stauband Jason Cohen; (back) Adrian Bruno-Perez, Alex Hipple, Christopher Berish, Lee R. Westman, Emily Beck, Jose A. Garcia, John P. Martinez, Manuel Resendiz, Tyler Avery, Steven Gilliard and William M. Jones. REMINDER TO ALL CUSTOMERS: All garbage should be out by 7am each morning, as route pick-up times are subject to change due to holidays, weather and other circumstances. ALL CUSTOMERSplease be advised that if you have CANS LARGER THAN 32 GALLONS, ALL WASTE MUST BE CONTAINED IN GARBAGE BAGS as our helpers can not lift these larger size cans. THANK YOU in advance for your cooperation and consideration for the safety of our employees. Monday-Friday • 8:00am-5:00pm 6:21c A TTENTION : Hardee County Disposal Customers: Due to the F OURTHOF J ULY holiday on Wednesday, July 4 th there will be no service on this day. Garbage collection will resume on the next scheduled pick up day. ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 252017CA000441 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE ANDFINANCE, INC., Plaintiff(s), vs.CARRIE H. FINE A/K/A CARRIEHELEN FINA; THE UNKNOWNSPOUSE OF CARRIE H. FINEA/K/A CARRIE HELEN FINA; Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff'sFinal Judgment of Foreclosureentered on June 4, 2018, in theabove-captioned action, theClerk of Court will sell to thehighest and best bidder for cashin the second floor hallway out side of Room 202 of the HardeeCounty Courthouse, 417 WestMain Street, Wauchula, Florida33873 in accordance with Chap ter 45, Florida Statutes on the 27day of June, 2018 at 11:00 AMon the following described prop erty as set forth in said FinalJudgment of Foreclosure ororder, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF THESOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THESOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THESOUTHWEST 1/4 OFSECTION 24, TOWNSHIP34 SOUTH, RANGE 25EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA, AND RUNWEST 127 FEET TO THEPOINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE NORTH 135FEET; THENCE WEST 69FEET; THENCE SOUTH135 FEET; THENCE EAST69 FEET TO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.AND BEGIN AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF THESOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THESOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THESOUTHWEST 1/4 OFSECTION 24, TOWNSHIP34 SOUTH, RANGE 25EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA, AND RUNWEST 196 FEET TO THEPOINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE NORTH 135FEET; THENCE WEST 80FEET; THENCE SOUTH135 FEET; THENCE EAST80 FEET TO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH THATCERTAIN 2006 MANU FACTURED HOME, I.D.NO. WHC014914GA,TITLE NO. 95622513, RPDECAL NO. 12659938 COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1011 STEVEROBERTS SPECIAL,ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL33890 Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILI TIES ACT. If you are a personwith a disability who needs anyaccommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, youare entitled, at no cost to you, tothe provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the Officeof the Court Administrator, 255N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, atleast 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or imme diately upon receiving thisnotification if the time before thescheduled appearance is lessthan 7 days; if you are hearing orvoice impaired, call 711. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 6:14,21c ______________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 25-2017-CA-000247 WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUNDSOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEEOF STANWICH MORTGAGELOAN TRUST A, Plaintiff, vs.PAUL SALINAS; LETICIA PALACIOS; THE UNITEDSTATES OF AMERICA INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE;UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; and anyunknown heirs, devisees,grantees, creditors, and otherunknown persons or unknownspouses claiming by, throughand under any of the above Defendant, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuantto an Order of Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded onJune 4, 2018 in Civil Case No.25-2017-CA-000247, of the Cir cuit Court of the TENTH JudicialCircuit in and for HardeeCounty, Florida, wherein, WILM INGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCI ETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OFSTANWICH MORTGAGE LOANTRUST A is the Plaintiff, andPAUL SALINAS; LETICIA PALA CIOS; THE UNITED STATES OFAMERICA INTERNAL REVENUESERVICE; UNKNOWN TENANT IN/K/A ISAIAH PALACIOS areDefendants.The Clerk of the Court, VictoriaL. Rogers will sell to the highestbidder for cash outside Room202 at 417 West Main Street,Wauchula, FL 33873 on June 27,2018 at 11:00 AM the followingdescribed real property as setforth in said Final Judgment, towit: LOT 6 AND 7, BLOCK 37,OF THE ORIGINAL SUR VEY TO THE CITY OFBOWLING GREEN,FLORIDA, AS PER PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 21, PUB LIC RECORDS OFHARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM THE SALE, IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OFTHE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTERTHE SALE.WITNESS my hand and the sealof the court on June 5, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Court Connie Coker Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILI TIES ACT: If you are a personwith a disability who needs anyaccommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, youare entitled, at no cost to you, tothe provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the Officeof the Court Administrator, 255N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, atleast 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or imme diately upon receiving thisnotification if the time before thescheduled appearance is lessthan 7 days; if you are hearing orvoice impaired, call 711. 6:14,21c ______________________________ Since school has been out I have kept the great-grands quite a bit. I try to limit their time in front of the TV by giving themother things to do. When they do watch TV they like to watchthe animal shows and the learning shows. They love cartoons, but the cartoons they show nowadays are nothing like the cartoons our children used to watch on Sat urday mornings. I can remember when my children were small and coming to my mother-in-law's for lunch and when I walked through thefront door hearing laughter coming from the living room. She kept the children for us while my husband and I were at work. I don't know who enjoyed the cartoons more, the kidsor my father-in-law. He would watch them even when the kidsweren't there. There is such a big difference between the cartoons of today and the ones our kids watched as they were growing up. Therewas Bugs Bunny and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duckand Porky Pig, and the Road Runner. There was Tweety Birdtrying to out-smart Sylvester the cat. We didn't have to monitor them when they were watching those cartoons, but the cartoons they show today in my opinionare not appropriate for children to watch. The movies they have on TV expose children to foul lan guage and violence, so you need to make sure the movies youwatch are family-friendly. I don't watch much TV, but when the kids are here and watch a movie I make sure it is one that the kids and I can enjoywithout worrying about what they are being exposed to. I guess I'm just being a typical parent and grandpar ent. I worry about all children and what they are exposed to on a dailybasis when they are away from their homes.Editor’s Note: Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can bereached at 863-453-3589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas Notices June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3


Hardee Natives Kale, Sue Albritton Proud of Grandson By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Brooks Wilson, 22, is 6-3 and 210 pounds. The AtlantaBraves selected him in the sev enth round of the 2018 MajorLeague Baseball Draft andproject him as a relief pitcher,perhaps playing at the MajorLeague level by 2020. He is the grandson of two Hardee County natives, KaleAlbritton and his wife SuePepper Albritton. His parentsare Mike and Tracy Wilson.All live in Lakeland. Brooks'sister Zoe made all-state infast-pitch softball and soccer.The siblings went to highschool at Lakeland Christian. Tracy has been a vice presi dent of the Marriott Corpora tion (InternationalTimesharing) for the past 20years, working for the com pany for 33 years. "Sue and I saw most of his games at Stetson these pastfour years, including awaygames. I have followed himsince he showed a lot of prom ise at age 9 or 10. The firstthree years at Stetson he was astarting pitcher and did not bat.His senior year he was the des ignated hitter and the closingrelief pitcher. As a closer hesaved 20 games out of 20 op portunities," said Kale. Wilson in 2018 had a 2.13 ERA, 68 strikeouts and 16 walks in 55 innings. He batted.307 with three homeruns and33 RBIs. Brooks won the John Olerud Award as the best two-wayplayer (hitting and pitching) inDivision 1 College Baseball. His record for the Hatters this year was 6-0. Five differ ent baseball polls had him firstteam All-American. His sign ing bonus with the AtlantaBraves was $219,100. He is now in the Rookie League for three months inDanville, Va. The Bravesmade him get a shave and cutoff his long hair. In 2018 Stetson finished with a 47-13 record and ad vanced the farthest in Stetsonhistory, winning the regionalwith a 3-0 record. Other re gional teams were OklahomaState, Hartford College andUniversity of South Florida.The regional was hosted byStetson in Deland. Wilson wasthe regional tournament MostValuable Player. The Hatters lost both games to host North Carolina in thesuper regionals as the TarHeels advanced to the CollegeWorld Series. In the second game at North Carolina the Hatters trailed 7-5 and loaded the bases withtwo out. Wilson hit the ballabout 400 feet to the centerfield wall for the final out, with the wind blowing slightly in.The drive would have been ahomerun if hit 15 yards to ei ther side, said Kale. "But,that's baseball." His "strikeout pitch" is a splitter. He also throws a sliderto go with a curve and fastballwhich can reach 93-94 mph,said Kale. As a senior at Lakeland Christian in 2014 he batted.493 and as a pitcher led PolkCounty with 104 strikeoutswith a 1.02 ERA, reported RoyFuoco of the Lakeland Ledgeron June 6. He helped lead theVikings to three straight dis trict titles. He also played bas ketball at LCS and was theteam's leading scorer. Kale, 76, played baseball and basketball at Hardee HighSchool. He is retired after 35years in real estate and as anauctioneer. His son Keith runsthe investment firm Allen &Company in Lakeland. Thecompany manages over $2 bil lion in assets, in three offices. In 1959 the HHS Wildcats won the Southwest FloridaConference at home againstDade City Pasco, 6-4. PatCounts hit a homerun in thefifth inning to tie the game 3-3. Tied at 3 in the top of theninth inning the Pirate pitcherintentionally walked DeweyTerrell to bring up third base man Kale Albritton. Wildcat head coach Dun ning Terrell, known for neverusing bad language, told Kalewhile Dewey was beingwalked, "You know, if theywalked someone to get to me,I'd be pissed off." Kale hit athree-run homer over the leftfield fence. The winning pitcher was Charles Abbott in relief forWendell Roberts. LanceLanier pitched the ninth in ning, allowing one run. The 1959 Wildcats included Marvin Metheny, Butch Cot ney, Earl Crawley, JimmyLowe, Pat Counts, LarryHiers, Jim Anderson, KaleAlbritton, Frankie Albritton,Wendell Cotton, AlonzoWhitehead, Colin Cooper, andpitchers Charles Abbott, Wen dell Roberts, Dewey Terrelland Lance Lanier. DunningTerrell, a noted basketballcoach, became head coach ofthe baseball team for 1959,succeeding Chick Pollock. Named to the All Southwest Florida Conference team werecatcher Crawley, shortstopCounts, pitcher Terrell, andoutfielders Frankie Albrittonand Wendell Cotton. Albritton Family picture taken in 2004. From left in front row are Zoe and Brooks. Inback row are parents Mike and Tracy and grandparents Sue and Kale. COURTESY PHOTOS Hardee Wildcat Kale Albritton in 1960. LUBBOCK, Texas – Brooks Wilson had the chance to take his game to the next level afterhis junior season when the Texas Rangersdrafted him in the 24th round of the 2017Major League Baseball First-Year PlayerDraft. Instead, Wilson decided to take his game to another level in a different way. Passing onplaying at the professional level for one moreyear, Wilson returned to Stetson for his seniorseason. But in doing so, there was a plan tomake him into as effective a hitter as he hadbeen a pitcher. That plan resulted in Wilson becoming not only one of the Hatters' top hitters but also oneof the top closers in college baseball. His 20saves marks only the 25th time in NCAA his tory a pitcher has recorded 20 saves in a sea son, and his efforts helped lead Stetson to thefirst Super Regional in program history. It alsomade Wilson a first-team All-American and aseventh-round selection in the 2018 draft bythe Atlanta Braves. That dedication and effort epitomize what it means to be a two-way player, and it's whyWilson is the 2018 winner of the John OlerudTwo-Way Player of the Year Award, presentedby the College Baseball Foundation. "Between his six victories and 20 saves, Brooks Wilson affected the outcome of almosthalf of Stetson's games, and that's just his im pact on the mound," said George Watson,chairman of the John Olerud Two-Way Playerof the Year Award selection committee. "But beyond the statistics, when Brooks de cided to come back for his senior year andcommitted himself to being a well-roundedplayer, that exemplifies the dedication we lookfor in a John Olerud Award winner. We arehonored to have Brooks represent this awardand look forward to what the future holds forhim." The award is named for the former Washing ton State University standout who achievedsuccess both as a first baseman and left-handedpitcher during the late 1980s and who was in ducted into the National College Baseball Hallof Fame in 2007. The award will be presentedby the College Baseball Foundation later thisyear. "It is a huge honor to be named the 2018 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year,"Wilson said. "I want to thank the College Base ball Foundation for choosing me for thisaward. There are a tremendous number of col lege players across the country who compete as every day players and pitchers each year,with their only focus on helping their team winin any way possible. "I had a lot of fun this year playing both ways, but I am most proud that I was able tohelp my team enjoy the best season in our pro gram's long history." A two-time captain for the Hatters, Wilson had a solid junior season to establish himselfas one of the nation's leading pitchers goinginto 2018. But he stepped up his game as a sen ior and brought his team along with him. He recorded just 16 at-bats as a junior but showed his offensive skills this year by hitting.299 in 53 games, racking up three home runsand 35 RBI. It was on the mound, however,where he had his biggest impact in helpinglead Stetson to the ASUN championship andits first time to host an NCAA regional atMelching Field at Conrad Park. Wilson finished his senior campaign with a 6-0 record and 2.08 ERA to go with the 20saves. In 32 appearances, he struck out 69 bat ters and walked just 19 while giving up 40 hitsin 56.1 innings. Teams hit a minuscule .193 offof Wilson. In addition to the John Olerud Award, Wil son was also named first-team All-America byPerfect Game, the National Collegiate BaseballWriters Association,, Colle giate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball Amer ica, and was named the Atlantic SunConference Player of the Year and first-teamAll-ASUN. Wilson was also selected as theMost Outstanding Player of the NCAA DelandRegional. Wilson also was named a finalist for the Sen ior CLASS Award, which honors student-ath letes in four areas – community, classroom,character and competition, and for theNCBWA's Stopper of the Year Award. Both ofthose awards will be announced this week inOmaha. For more information on the Olerud Award of the College Baseball Foundation, Past winners: 2017: Brendan McKay Louisville2016: Brendan McKay Louisville2015: Brendan McKay Louisville2014: A.J. Reed Kentucky2013: Marco Gonzales Gonzaga2012: Brian Johnson Florida2011: Danny Hultzen Virginia2010: Mike McGee Florida State Brooks Wilson Wins John Olerud Award COURTESY GRAPHIC Brooks Wilson P P o o l l i i t t i i c c a a l l D D e e a a d d l l i i n n e e f f o o r r J J u u l l y y 5 5 I I s s s s u u e e Friday • June 29 • 2 pm 6:14-28nc Come get your subscription to The Herald Advocate Serving Hardee County since 1941 Call (863) 773 3255 today! Herald-AdvocatePrinters & Publishers TheB4 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018


H ARDEE L IVING Judith Doctor, MSW, RN, will present a seminar entitled What Biblical Forgiveness Is and Is Not on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Gardner Baptist Church. The seminar describes the biblical process of forgiving from the heart, emphasizing that forgiveness does not mean reconciliation. Numerous studies prove the healing power of forgiveness, Doctor says. Identifying, nam ing and then forgiving your of fenders leads to better relationships, healing of painful memories and a lighter load on the immune system, she notes. Doctor recently published a how-to book on forgiveness, I Forgive You: How HeartBased Forgiveness Sets You Free. It provides an under standing of how the blood of Jesus enables Christians to for give even their worst offenders. Doctor says maintaining a record of wrongs and carrying grudges take a toll on physical health, emotional and mental well-being, and relationships with others. But, she adds, forgiving from the heart frees you from the past so you can move for ward in life. A Christian mentor and speaker who resides in Arca dia, Doctor has helped many people in the United States and Europe. She can be heard on her live Radio Horeb program in Europe and is the author of two books and a blog. Gardner Baptist Church is at 8660 U.S. 17 S.Gardner Baptist Church Hosts Seminar On Forgiveness Doctor COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Elver Hodges of Wauchula will be celebrating his 106th birthday on July 29, from 24 p.m. at First Untied Methodist Church fellowship Hall in Wauchula. Family and friends are hoping the community will help honor him and put the date on their calendars, said daughter Margaret Hodges Blanco. His actual birthday is Aug. 2, but the party is set for July 29. HELP CELEBRATE NO. 106 COURTESY PHOTO James Brewer of Wauchula traveled back to his home town of Double Springs, Ala., for Memorial Day to view a banner honoring his wartime military service. Placed on a pole in front of the Winston County Court House, the banner depicts Brewer during his years in the U.S. Army. Brewer served in the 82nd Air Borne Division from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War. Families of veterans can purchase the banners, and the town hangs them up every May and November, in honor of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. BANNER DAY! Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) soc6:21c INHOMESERVICEUltimate Hair & Nail Design107 S. 9th Ave.Wauchula9am to 5:30pm863-832-3300 soc6:21,28p Maranatha Baptist Church of Hardee County will host the monthly meeting of the Heartland Youth Fellowship on Friday, June 29. The program will run from 7 to 9 p.m., and is free. All area youth entering grades 7 through 12 are invited to attend. There will be lots of fun, food and fellowship followed by a challenging Bible mes sage delivered by a young Bible-college student evangel ist. Heartland Youth Fellowship is a group of several independ ent Baptist churches located in Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands and Okeechobee counties. Meetings are held monthly, typically on the last Friday, and are held at different partic ipating churches campuses. The fellowships mission is to provide Christ-honoring fel lowship and fun along with sound Bible preaching and a means of outreach to their unchurched friends. Maranatha Baptist Church is located at 2465 Oxendine Road, off Steve Roberts Special about four miles east of Zolfo Springs. Transportation will be provided for some areas via the church bus. Call Pastor Charlie Scott at (863) 832-7829 regarding transportation or further infor mation.Heartland Youth Fellowship Meeting Set For June 29Nominations for the 2018 Woman of the Year in Agri culture award are now being accepted by Florida Commis sioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. The award recognizes women in all areas of the in dustry who have made out standing contributions to Florida agriculture. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31. Nominations may be made electronically by accessing the application located on the Woman of the Year in Agricul ture page at Nominations may also be sent via mail or fax to Director of External Affairs Clay Hollis. Send completed nomina tion forms by mail to the Florida Department of Agri culture & Consumer Services, Plaza Level 10, The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800; or by fax to (850) 617-7744. More information about the Woman of the Year in Agriculture award and past award winners can be found at the above-referenced web site.Nominations Sought For Ag Woman Of The YearLocal Residents Graduate From Gulf Coast UFlorida Gulf Coast Univer sity recently graduated two students who are residents of Hardee County. Ruth Erekson of Bowling Green earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts & Sciences. Mishella Lukawski of Ona earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Lutgert Col lege of Business. Florida Gulf Coast Univer sity is located in Fort Myers and is part of the 12-campus state university system. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Col leges & Schools to award 56 different types of bachelor's, 25 different master's and three types of doctoral degrees, and 11 varying certificates. For more information, call the university at (888) 8891095 or visit its website at Greetings from Fort Green! I hope everyone had a nice Fathers Day as Sherman did. We met his son and wife and her dad in Sebring for supper. The only problem was you could not make reservations unless you had a big party and we only had five. There was an hours wait, and the sun was extremely hot and there was no room in the lobby. It was better sitting in the AC. Our church always gives a small gift to the fathers. This year our Oldest Father was James Williamson. His wife, Mabel, did not attend as she was sick but his daughter was with him. Our church had been with out a bulletin since the pastor left but finally Shaun Casey stepped up to the plate and we had a bulletin last Sunday for the first time. It was just as good as before and was great to have it. Shaun can do anything on a computer. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of Mike Miller. His brother, Ernest, attends our church with his wife. Ernest was very upset and said his brother was too young to make that final journey. Death comes when you do not expect it and everyone should know they will meet their maker someday. I saw what I considered a miracle last week. The mail lady rang the doorbell to ask me if I knew who owned the cows in the pasture in front of our home. I did, but did not know the telephone number and Sherman was mowing the Methodist Cemetery. A calf had just been born and evi dently could not stand. The buzzards had already circled and were on the ground. The mama cow would chase them away but more would come. Sherman called Colon and he got there just as I pulled into the driveway. I backed up and he climbed the fence, picked up that baby calf, she stood for a few minutes and then she and her mama started off in the pasture! Colon said he hoped they were heading for the shade trees. It was miraculous to me as the buz zards had gotten close enough to try and peck the little calf. I yelled at them and blew the horn, but they were not too afraid of me! Happy birthday wishes to my good friend, Mary Wilson. The paper date is the same as her birthday! Her daughter was and is a good friend, but I also enjoy talking with Mary. June 18 was my younger brothers birthday but he made his final journey when he was 62. He would have turned 79 if he had not passed. As I have men tioned before, you always re member your loved ones on their special day. There were a lot of sick mentioned at church last Wednesday night: Chuck Best had open heart surgery, Jack Eason did good with surgery but was getting a pacemaker on Thursday, Edith Bassett is back in the hospital after a new stent was put in her heart, Denise Erekson is not doing good and has a brain tumor now but did beat all the other cancer she fought for some time, Jessica Gill Ruiz had more ankle surgery, and my great-grandson, Gavin, had surgery. Please pray for all these and others you may know about and we do not. Everyone was glad to see Connie Coker at church last Sunday with her granddaugh ter, Addie. Addie says she loves Tennessee! Also, Jes sicas daughter was with Connie. She is staying with her grandmother, Joyce Coker, while Jessica recovers from surgery. Connie said the girls would have a play day! Congratulations to the high school swim teams. There was a photo of the ones who at tended swim camp, and I be lieve they are serious about winning medals this coming year. One of the girls, Abby Duke, attends our church. There was a good photo of the Eason family celebrating their 62nd wedding anniver sary at a local restaurant. I would never have recognized Johnny if I had met him on the street! A little older than when I last saw him and a big beard! I decided Jeff favors his mama and Johnny his dad, but they are all good friends. When we first moved to Wauchula in 1964 we lived next door to the Eason family and, of course, the boys were young then! There will be a meeting on June 28 at Hardee Lakes Park from 5:30 to 7 for people to ask questions about the forth coming Ona Mine Permit. This is called a community meet ing, but they also said they were going to advertise in the paper. If you have questions, now is the time to ask. There are plenty of ear trees growing in the ditch on Hendry Road. If anyone should want one, just dig it up, or that is my opinion! I would not think the county would care. You just have to look out for the yellow flies. They love to attack Rascal when we walk. Please pray for each other and our nation. Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Get your junk to the curb and it will disappear compliments of theCity ofBowling GreenWednesday July 11, 2018 Residential Only No Paint, Chemicals or Other Hazardous Materials 2 Tire Limit Per Address soc6:21,28c Spouse Abuse Crisis Line1 (800) 500-1119 June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5


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NOTICE TO HARDEE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS & POTENTIAL HOMEOWNERS Hardee County announces the availability of $350,000 under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program of the FL Housing Finance Corp. to provide for the County’s 2018/2019 Local Housing Assistance Plan. The Plan focuses on repairsto single-family, owner-occupied dwellings (no mobile homes), and financial assistanceto first time home buyers for homes located anywhere within the boundaries of HardeeCounty (incorporated and unincorporated). 20% of the allocation must service specialneeds individuals with priorities for developmental disabilities, such as adults requiringindependent living services that have a disabling condition, young adults formerly infoster care, a domestic violence survivor, and those receiving disability benefits. HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM The Housing Rehab program aids with repairs of single-family, owner-occupieddwellings, giving preference to special needs individuals, the elderly and/or physicallyimpaired households whose income is in the low-income range. Mobile homes are ex cluded. This is not a remodeling program The Program provides for home modifica tions and technological enhancements or devices to assist special needs individualsmaintain homeownership, to make a house accessible to physically disabled occu pants, and for the repair of problems such as, but not limited to leaking or saggingroofs, rotted siding, bad plumbing/electrical wiring, heating, doors, etc. FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Funds are also allocated to First Time Homebuyers, to aid with closing costs and downpayment, whose income is in the low to moderate income range. This assistance is forthe purchase of an existing home or towards new construction. APPLICATIONS FOR THE HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Applications are available online at OR Hardee County Community Development, 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 201, Wauchula, and will be accepted beginningJuly 23, 2018-June 30, 2019 or until funds are exhausted. For questions, please callCommunity Development at 863-773-6349. NOTE: APPLICATIONS ON FILE WILL HAVE PRIORITY OVER NEW APPLICATIONS. PRIORITY WILL CON TINUE TO BE GIVEN TO ELDERLY AND/OR PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED APPLICANTS, TO INCLUDE THOSEWITH SPECIAL NEEDS, THAT MEET THE INCOME GUIDELINES OF THE PROGRAM. 6:21c 6:21c “Hunting teaches patience while fostering one of the clos est relationships we can havewith the natural world aroundus,” said University of Floridarising sophomore HannaHodges. “Hunting also con tributes to conservation.” Hodges loves hunting for deer and turkeys with her fam ily and boyfriend, and enjoysintroducing new people tohunting and taking youth ontheir first hunting trips. How ever, that hasn’t always beenthe case for Hodges. As a young girl growing up in a family that enjoys the out doors, Hodges spent manyweekends fishing, boating,kayaking and hiking. But, sheadmits she was intimidated bysome of the elements of hunt ing. Hodges credits her father and the hunter-safety class shetook at age 10 for giving herthe knowledge and confidenceto safely develop what becameher greatest passion. “My dad first introduced me to target shooting and hunting;he was a great coach,” shesaid. “He actually introducedmy mom and brothers, too,and now hunting is a family af fair.” Growing up in a hunting family and attending hunter-safety camp had such an effecton Hodges that she is now ma joring in wildlife ecology andconservation, and hopes oneday to work in a field thatblends hunting and conserva tion. If you haven’t completed the state’s hunter-safety courserequirement, now’s a goodtime to sign up. Many of theseclasses, offered statewide, fillup fast. People born after May 31, 1975, must complete theFlorida Fish & Wildlife Con servation Commission’s classbefore they can buy the type of hunting license that allowsthem to legally hunt alone. If you’re a youngster and al ready into hunting, I suggestyou go ahead and take theclass before you turn 16. And,you can purchase your veryfirst hunting license that’sgood until your 17th birthday. Even if you were born be fore June 1, 1975, and are ex empt from having to take theclass, it’s still a good idea be cause you’ll learn so much.The FWC encourages begin ning hunters to do so. And even the most experi enced hunters will learn some thing new, too, which will helpthem become even betterhunters or mentors. You can register for a hunter-safety class by going or by contacting your nearestFWC regional office. Virtual School Florida also offers a virtual school outdoor educationcourse. This course, whichcombines hunting and boatingsafety, is free and open toFlorida residents ages 12 to 18.Participants will develop out door skills and learn about thebenefits of physical activitywhile using proper safety pro cedures for outdoor activities. By meeting all the require ments of the Outdoor Educa tion course, students willreceive their Florida BoatingSafety Education ID Card andbe eligible to obtain a FloridaHunter Safety Certificate.They’ll also earn half a creditfor high school, and meet pub lic school requirements fortaking an online course and aphysical education course. Registrations for these in structor-led courses are lim ited. Those who are interestedcan find out more at the web site listed above. Skills Day A popular option for com pleting the hunter-safety train ing is to take online trainingand a skills day. The onlinecourse is designed to help newhunters of all ages learn how tobe safe and responsiblehunters. Before you begin the online training, you’ll need to registerto attend a skills day. Skills days are led by a corps of volunteer hunter-safety instructors who giveyou the opportunity to demon strate the skills you learned inthe online course. Skills daytakes about five hours to com plete, and includes time on ashooting range. During skills days, you get hands-on training and mustdemonstrate proper firearmand tree-stand safety. In the last hour of the skills day, you’ll be given astandardized test of multiplechoice questions. You need to score 80 percent or higher tosuccessfully complete thecourse. The Last Steps After you pass the test for either course, you’ll be given atemporary hunter-safety card.You’ll receive a permanentcard in the mail about four tosix weeks after the class. Once the hunter-safety re quirement is met, you can pur chase your first Floridahunting license and be readyfor opening day. Just a couple of things for parents to remember: Thecourse is designed for ages 12to 16. If your child is youngerthan 18, you must fill out ourparental release form and pres ent it to the instructor at allcourses. Also, if your child isyounger than 16, you are re quired to accompany yourchild to all classes. Register to take a class today, ’cause the 2018-19hunting season will be here be fore we know it. Remember,safe hunting is no accident! Summer Is Best Time To Take Hunter-Safety Class 6/21/2018Sun DataRise: 6:32 AMSet: 8:25 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 2:41 PMSet: 2:13 AMOverhead: 8:49 PMUnderfoot: 8:26 AMMoon Phase63% Waxing GibbousMajor Times8:26 AM 10:26 AM8:49 PM 10:49 PMMinor Times2:13 AM 3:13 AM2:41 PM 3:41 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -46/15/2018Sun DataRise: 6:31 AMSet: 8:23 PMDay Length13 hrs. 52 mins.Moon DataRise: 8:25 AMSet: 10:27 PMOverhead: 3:28 PMUnderfoot: 2:57 AMMoon Phase5% Waxing CrescentMajor Times2:57 AM 4:57 AM3:28 PM 5:28 PMMinor Times8:25 AM 9:25 AM10:27 PM 11:27 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -4 6/16/2018Sun DataRise: 6:31 AMSet: 8:24 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 9:31 AMSet: 11:23 PMOverhead: 4:30 PMUnderfoot: 3:59 AMMoon Phase12% Waxing CrescentMajor Times3:59 AM 5:59 AM4:30 PM 6:30 PMMinor Times9:31 AM 10:31 AM11:23 PM 12:23 AMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -46/17/2018Sun DataRise: 6:31 AMSet: 8:24 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 10:37 AMSet: --:--Overhead: 5:28 PMUnderfoot: 4:59 AMMoon Phase20% Waxing CrescentMajor Times4:59 AM 6:59 AM5:28 PM 7:28 PMMinor Times--:---:--10:37 AM 11:37 AMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 6/18/2018Sun DataRise: 6:31 AMSet: 8:24 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 11:42 AMSet: 12:11 AMOverhead: 6:22 PMUnderfoot: 5:56 AMMoon Phase30% Waxing CrescentMajor Times5:56 AM 7:56 AM6:22 PM 8:22 PMMinor Times12:11 AM 1:11 AM11:42 AM 12:42 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -46/19/2018Sun DataRise: 6:31 AMSet: 8:24 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 12:44 PMSet: 12:55 AMOverhead: 7:14 PMUnderfoot: 6:48 AMMoon Phase41% Waxing CrescentMajor Times6:48 AM 8:48 AM7:14 PM 9:14 PMMinor Times12:55 AM 1:55 AM12:44 PM 1:44 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 6/20/2018Sun DataRise: 6:32 AMSet: 8:25 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 1:44 PMSet: 1:36 AMOverhead: 8:02 PMUnderfoot: 7:38 AMMoon Phase50% First QuarterMajor Times7:38 AM 9:38 AM8:02 PM 10:02 PMMinor Times1:36 AM 2:36 AM1:44 PM 2:44 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -46/21/2018Sun DataRise: 6:32 AMSet: 8:25 PMDay Length13 hrs. 53 mins.Moon DataRise: 2:41 PMSet: 2:13 AMOverhead: 8:49 PMUnderfoot: 8:26 AMMoon Phase63% Waxing GibbousMajor Times8:26 AM 10:26 AM8:49 PM 10:49 PMMinor Times2:13 AM 3:13 AM2:41 PM 3:41 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 Solunar Forecast Provided courtesy of Notices INVITATION TO BID BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Sealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County hereinafter referred to as “County”, at: Purchasing Office 205 Hanchey Road Wauchula, Florida 33873 until 2:00pm local time, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at which time they will be pub licly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDSreceived after the time specified will not be accepted. Bids will be opened in the PublicWorks Conference Room, 205 Hanchey Rd, Wauchula, Florida 33873.The BIDS shall be based on SALE OF SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY AT 309 GEORGIA STREET, WAUCHULA Bid documents may be obtained from the Hardee County Pur chasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873, or by faxing a requestto (863)773-0322. BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “SEALED BID – SALE OF SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY.” Any envelope received after the time specified will be refused and will be returned unopened to the originator.Hardee County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s), waive informalities and /or irregularities, and may postpone the award of the bid for a period of time whichshall not extend beyond thirty (30) calendar days.Russell A. Melendy, Chairman 6:21c MEETING NOTICE The Insurance Committee will meet Tuesday, July03, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the County CommissionChambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102,Wauchula, Florida.For more information, please call the Hardee CountyHuman Resource Department at 863-773-2161. Do You Suspect A Child Is Being Hurt? CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453 June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7


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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 $65,000 RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN ARCADIA--THIS PROPERTY IS ZONED R-3 AND IS READY FOR DEVELOPMENT. PEACE, TRANQUILITY, JUST A WEEKEND GET-A-WAY OR FULL TIME RETREAT--WHATEVER YOUR DREAMS DESIRE, YOU WILL FIND IT HERE. This 20 acre property in Arcadia is gorgeous and is like your own picturesque private nature preserve with its oak hammocks and private drive as you enter your place of paradise. The two cabins each have 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. PERFECT PROPERTY IN ARCADIA FOR YOUR RANCH OR DREAM HOME. This 22 +/acres is fenced, cleared yet close to town. $49,000 $219,000 207,000 Dusty AlbrittonBACK 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., BrokerRealtor Associates Rick Knight ............... (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton ........... (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley ............. (863) 781-9664 Justin Smith ................ (863-781-3432 John Oneal ............... (863) 381-2535 Karen Oneal............ (863) 781-7633 cl6:21c 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 injuriesMedicare & Most Insurance Accepted Monday Friday 8:30 am 6:00 pmSaturday and earlier or later appointments always available by request.863-473-4732105 South 9th Avenue (Corner of Main & 9th Avenue) cl6:21cPicture Life Without PainDr. Maria Carlton, DCHARDEECARCOMPANY(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 cl5:25tfcGENERAL 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 FloridaClass 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. cl6:21,28c Stephanie Tyler863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 Do you have under 50 employees? Do you know what type of health insurance options are available? Call me today to discuss your business needs for Small Group Health Insurance. Stephanie Tyler @ 863-773-4101.cl6:21c Bryan Land Services LLCExcavating Grading Land Clearing863-263-8250Ona, FL cl6:7-28p DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able. 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p BEN HILL GRIFFIN, INC.Peace River Ranch Has an immediate opening for a ranch hand. Ideal candidate must be able to oper ate a tractor with multiple attach ments. Mowing, disking, planting various fields as well as operating other types of heavy farm equipment. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. To apply please call 863-635-2251 and ask for the H.R dept. or come in person to the H.R. dept. at 700 S. Scenic Hwy Frostproof. Please do not attempt to apply at Ranch. We offer great benefits and salary. EOE 6:21c FRONT END RECEPTIONIST part to full time front desk, an swer phone, file, busy office, lots of paper work. Fax Resume to 863-773-6193. 6:21,28c Help Wanted Agriculture SOUTH FLORIDA STATE College STAFF ASSISTANT II, HARDEE CAMPUS (PT) Typical work schedule: Monday Thursday, 4-9:30 p.m. Applica tion deadline: 7/22/18. For re quirements and to apply visit m. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VET ERANS PREF. 6:21-7:19c MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY MonFri 8:30am to 5:00pm. Must have experience and use hand tools and small power tools. Work manship and quality work very important. Must have high school dipoloma or equivalent and have a valid drivers license. Speak, read and write in English. Some phone technical support. Call Diane 863-767-0155 for appointment 6:21-7:19p LOOKING FOR CERTIFIED CNA & CPR instructors. Need by August 1st. 863-529-9783. 6:14-7:12p Help Wanted GENERAL OFFICE & CLERICAL worker, 40 hrs week, $8.50 hr., customer service is a priority, and this position is the first point of contact for visitors. Call Pio neer Creek RV Resort to set up an interview, 863-375-4343. 6:14-7:19c 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 LEARN TO DRIVE A TRUCK! Get your Commercial Driver's Li cense today at South Florida State College. Scholarships available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033. 3:1-9:20p Help Wanted 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 FREE ONE $10 PACKAGE of home and garden growing prod uct. Pick up at Hills Auto World in Bowling Green or Zolfo Springs at 3647 Main Street in Zolfo Springs. No strings at tached. 6:21p 2012 YAMMAHA V-STAR 1300, 25,000 miles, $5,500. Call 863832-0073. 6:21p EXTREMLEY RARE OPPORTU NITY Buy a 25% ownership of highly secret formula to a home and garden product for $50,000.00 with prompt returns within days. Request details by calling me at 863-445-1638. You will be greatly and most pleas antly surprised! 6:21p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Graylin Smith, Linda Ennis, Mar vel Garcia will be sold by warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at B&J Mini-Storage, 210 N. 3rd Ave., Wauchula, Florida at 10 am, July 10, 2018. 6:14,21p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Ed Schwarts, Raquel Reyna, Mar lane McDonald, Evette Cisneros, Esmerelda Hernandez will be sold by warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at B&J SelfStorage, 667 S. 5th Ave., Wauchula, Florida at 11 am, July 10, 2018. 6:14,21p Notices Motorcycles Miscellaneous Lost/Found Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERSTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comThe B8 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018


T HE C LASSIFIEDS Del Sur Harvesting, LLC is hiring 20 farmworkers to harvest tomatoes in Henderson County, NC for a temporary period starting on 06/12/2018 and ending on 07/04/2018. One (1) month of experience harvesting tomatoes is required. The wages offered are $11.46/hr. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, lifting and reaching. Job continues in all types of weather. Workers must be able to lift 70lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least threequarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and 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: NC10852135. cl6:21p99 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor harvesting watermelons in Dorchester County, MD, and Sussex County, DE for Jose M. Gracia Harvesting, Inc. (H-2ALC) with work beginning on or about 07/15/2018 and ending on or about 09/15/2018. The job offered is for a skilled farmworker and requires minimum 3 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $12.05 per hour. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Hous ing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Ap plicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to Dorchester Career Center, 627-A Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613, (410) 901-4250, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #MD831168. EOE. H-300-18143-122342. cl6:21c (863) Hometown Professional Real Estate! cl6:21cROSE ABBOTT863-781-0846 roseabbott@ hotmail.comFOR MORE PROPERTIES, SEE OUR WEBSITE @WWW.HEARTLANDRE.NET MIKEY COLDING863-781-1698 MColding@ BEAUTIFUL HOME ON LAKE BYRD IN AVON PARK Lake Byrd is a beautiful setting for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that has been completely renovated. Located in rear of home are a 14X14 workshop & a RV carport that will store your boat or RV. Enjoy the sunsets from the newly built dock. Asking prince $264,900. HOME ON 20 ACRES 3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home with metal roof on 20 acres that is cross-fenced and only minutes to town. Dont delay! Asking price $225,000 UNDER CONTRACT IN 3 DAYS 2 bedroom, 1 bath starter home on 1+ acre, great location and includes upgrades! Asking price $87,500 CHARLEY FLESHER (863) 781-2867 cnflesherii@ 3,552 SQ FT BUILDING ON 5 ACRES Zoned A1 this prior church with apt can be re-zoned to single family. 35 ton ac units, mature oaks, 4 inch well and road frontage on 2 sides. Asking price $160,000. MIKEY HAS BUYERS FOR GROVES CALL MIKEY TODAY! 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 Cleaning Fairy Experienced References Reasonable Rates Residential Commercial Nothing To Big or Small Serving Hardee and Highlands Billy Jo Vickery 863-832-4774 cl6:14,21p SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTORFull-time (10-month) faculty position to teach Sociology courses. Starting date TBD. Master's degree in Sociology or a Master's degree with a concentration in Sociology (18 graduate semester hours). Doctorate preferred. Post-secondary teaching and distance learning experience strongly preferred. Starting salary range: Master's degree$42,388-$47,475; Master's +30 $44,109-$49,402; Doctorate-$47,289-$52,964. Application review begins July 10, 2018. Please visit for application and other detailed requirements.SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION cl6:14,21c 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132THE 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 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 Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra Jimmy S S C C H H O O O O L L B B U U S S M M E E C C H H A A N N I I C C W W A A N N T T E E D D CONTACT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 1277 W. MAIN ST. WAUCHULA, FL 33873 (863) 773-4754Monday Thursday 6:30 am 4:30 pm cl6:14,21c 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 ROBERTS Light Medium Heavy TowingLow Boy ServicesLOCKOUTS TIRE CHANGES LICENSED AND INSUREDROBERTS TOWING375-4068 or 781-8195 24 Hourscl6:7-28c PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Diane Radandt, Justin New some, Annie Torres, Roberta Martinez, Junior Kilpatrick, Mar lene McDonald will be sold by warehousemans lien. Said sale will be at Bowling Green Stor age, 2030 N. Hwy. 17, Bowling Green, Florida at 9 am, July 10, 2018. 6:14,21p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh Pets Notices FOR SALE: 2310 sq. ft., 111-113 building on North 7th Ave., Wauchula. Can be used as one office/store or three, 863-7735717 or 863-781-1105. 6:14-7:5c ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 6:21c COMMERCIAL, BEER STORE, dance hall, offices, restaurants, store front, houses, junk yard, 863-773-6616, 863-445-0915. 6:7-7:5p ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertis ing any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status in cludes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh Rentals Real Estate I WILL CUT small yards. Joe 863-245-9898. 6:21p I, JOE, WILL PICKUP for FREE old stoves, refrigerators, mi crowaves, freezers, lawn mow ers and other metals. Call 863-245-9898. 6:21p COMPLETE LAWN & TREE Serv ice. James Moore, 786-6629104. 6:14-7:5nc 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 Services DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Thursday and Friday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the con tractors licence number. tfc-dh MOVING SALE Saturday 8-? 1563 Dena Circle, Wauchula. 6:21p THURSDAY, FRIDAY 8-3 two family 1843 Stansfield Ave., Wauchula Hills. 6:21p 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 ServicesNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2017 BEAT VIN: L9NTEACB4H101877 8:00 A.M. July 5, 2018 ROBERTSTOWING377 Old Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green, FL 33834 cl6:21c Class Deadline Tues @ Noon Salute To SummerJuly 9 13 25% Off NEW Subscriptions to theThe Herald-Advocate6:21-7:5dhMaintenance Manager Needed Knowledge of building codes and safety regulations Healthcare experience desirable Responsible for general repairs (i.e. water heaters, generators, kitchen equipment, electrical and plumbing) Come Join Our Team! 401 Orange Place Wauchula, Florida 33873(863) cl6:21,28c June 21, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9


6:21c Ingrown Toenail?Feet Hurt?Get care for all your foot problems Call Dale Anderson, DPM at 863-314-8600 for an appointment in Wauchula No Insurance Necessary Hablamos espaol Sebring Podiatry Center6801 US 27 North, Suite D3Sebring, FL 33870863-314-8600 Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available! Dr. Dale C. Anderson Podiatric Physician & Surgeon 6:21c L LOYD H ALL invites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at 205 N. Charleston • Fort Meade 1-800-673-9512 • 6:21c JAMES F. PYLE For H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE Paid for by James F. Pyle for Hardee County Judge 6:21p 26 Y EARSOF C IVILAND C RIMINAL T RIAL E XPERIENCE Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL RODEO QUEEN COURTESY PHOTO Aubrey Stark, daughter of Jace and Dawn Stark of Ona, was crowned Miss FloridaHigh School Rodeo Queen on Saturday, June 9, at the Florida High School RodeoAssociation State Finals in Okeechobee. The Rodeo Queen competition took placeThursday, June 7. Contestants were judged in seven categories: interview, appear ance, modeling, speech, impromptu question, horsemanship, and knowledge ofthe FHSRA rule book. The contestants also participated in the Grand Entry cere monies all three nights of the State Finals and sold tickets for the Senior ClassFundraiser. Upon being crowned, Aubrey and her horse, Tomato, presented theAmerican flag for the “Star-Spangled Banner.” She then led the winners of eachevent around the arena. Aubrey will now go on to compete at the National HighSchool Rodeo Association Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 13-21. She will becompeting in the same seven categories against queens of the other 50 states andprovinces of Australia, Canada and Mexico. BIG BASS! COURTESY PHOTOS Experienced anglers Adrian Echols (left) and Syl Sims (right) recently caught thestate’s first two Hall of Fame largemouth bass on Lake Istokpoga. Echols’ catchweighed 13 pounds, 14 ounces, and Sims’ weighed 13 pounds, 4 ounces. Lake Is tokpoga is five miles northeast of Lake Placid in Highlands County and boasts qual ity fishing for panfish, largemouth bass and many other game-fish species. Sincethe state TrophyCatch program was launched in 2012, there have been 430 pro gram-approved largemouth bass weighing 8 pounds or heavier caught on the lake.TrophyCatch Hall of Fame anglers receive Bass Pro Shops gift cards, Spiderwiremerchandise, a custom fiberglass replica mount by New Wave Taxidermy, anEnigma fishing rod, and a plaque commemorating their catch. The state programrewards the catch, documentation and release of largemouth bass weighing 8pounds or heavier in Florida. In order to be eligible for prizes, anglers are requiredto submit photos or videos of their catch to BUILDING FRENZY PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Hardee County schools are abuzz with activity as crews franticly work to completeseveral building projects before students return to classrooms in August. One ofthe largest projects is occurring in the north end of the county, where contractorshave begun a $100,000 replacement of the cafeteria roof at Bowling Green Elemen tary. According to Facilities Director Rob Krahl, summer rains last week delayedthe initial delivery of needed supplies. The sun was back shining on Friday as crewsused a crane to lift pallets of construction material to workers waiting on the roof. 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 : : • The First Day of Summer • Atheist Solidarity Day • Cuckoo Warning Day • National Daylight Appreciation Day • International Day of Yoga • International Surfing Day • Go Skateboarding Day • National Seashell Day • National Selfie Day • Recess at Work Day • World Humanist Day • World Handshake Day • World Giraffe Day • The Longest Day • World Music Day • World Peace and Prayer Day Report Suspicious Behavior N ATIONAL H UMAN T RAFFICKING H OTLINE 1-888-373-7888 Strictly Confidential 24/7 Hotline B10 The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2018