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W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 07/1094730.00 07/1193730.01 07/1292720.2607/1393720.0007/1494720.0007/1594710.8307/1695740.49 Rainfall to 07/16/2018 29.15 Same period last year 22.98 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B6 Courthouse Report.....B2Crime Blotter..........B2Entertainment........B10 Hardee Living.........A5Obituaries............A4Puzzles...............B4Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast.......A8 H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, July 19, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 34 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Gamers: ThisPlace Is For You B1 DTF Nabs AllegedNarcotics Dealers A3 RIP-ROARING RODEO PHOTO BY KATHY ANN GREGG It's the third weekend in July, and that means it's ranch rodeo time! The Hardee County Cattlemen's Associationis holding its annual ranch rodeo at the arena located at the corner of Stenstrom and Altman roads in Wauchula.Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, with the action starting at 7. Admission is $10 for adults, withchildren 10 and under admitted free. Come on out and watch 10 teams each night battle it out for a chance togo to the State Finals, including locals on the Roman III Ranch, Rafter Bar H, Arcadia Stockyards, Fly-By-Nightand Rockin RB teams. The events are team sorting, roping and branding, trailer loading, double muggin' andranch bronc riding. There'll be plenty of wild cowboy action, fun for the whole family, and good eats providedby the Hardee FFA. Shown above is last year's winner in the roping and branding event, Bit Cattle & Horses,which will be here again this weekend. 18-Year-Old Slain In Shooting County OKs26,853-AcreMosaic Mine Mine Mitigation Fee Set At $50M Woman Sues Florida Hospital Says Employee Caused Broken Hip By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A woman whose left hip was broken while recovering fromsurgery on her right hip is suingFlorida Hospital. The civil action, filed last week in Hardee Circuit Court,names Adventist Health Sys tem/Sunbelt, doing business asFlorida Hospital HeartlandMedical Center and by exten sion Florida Hospital WauchulaThe Therapy Center, as defen dant. Bringing suit is Irene J. Miller of Wauchula. She and her attorneys, Chris Limberopoulos and GeorgannaFrantzis of The Florida LawGroup in Tampa, are seekingunstated damages in excess ofthe $15,000 minimum for in clusion on the Circuit Courtdocket. They have asked for a trial by jury. Adventist Health System has 20 days to review the claim andfile its initial response with theCircuit Court. The five-page complaint states that Miller, 84, was ad mitted to Florida HospitalWauchula on Jan. 18, 2017, forrehabilitation of her right hipfollowing a surgical procedureto stabilize a fracture. She was receiving in-patient treatment through The TherapyCenter, the document goes onto say. Miller, it notes, was using a walker to stand in the hallwayoutside her room on Jan. 23,2017, while waiting for aworker to bring a wheelchair totake her to a physical therapysession. The lawsuit then alleges that an unnamed employee came upbehind Miller and struck her inthe back of the legs with the wheelchair, causing her to lose her balance and fall to the floor. She landed on her left hip, the suit asserts. As a result, Miller sustained fractures of the left femur andfibula, requiring further hipsurgery, the complaint alleges. Lawyers for Miller claim Adventist Health System/Sun belt “knew or should haveknown” that an 84-year-oldwoman recovering from hipsurgery would “seriously injureherself” if allowed to fall; thatwhile recovering she was “es pecially prone” to falling andfurther injury; and that it wasnecessary to “exercise due careand diligence” to avoid actionswhich could cause a fall. Further, they allege the hos pital’s employees or agentsshould have warned the womanthey were approaching frombehind with a wheelchair andshould have assisted her intoSee HOSPITAL A2 By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee County Commission and Mosaic representatives have tentatively agreed to a minimum of $50 million in economic mitigation for the 26,853-acre Ona Mine approved last week. Russell Schweiss of Mosaic told commissioners after the lengthy negotiations that the proposal will be submitted to Mo saic’s Board of Directors, which will have to sign off on the deal before it is finalized. In addition to guaranteed payments of $2 million annually for 25 years, the county will receive payments tied to “stripping mar gins,” which is an industry-wide metric that measures the prof itability of the phosphate industry in any given year. If the stripping margin materialized as presented, it would pro vide an additional $37.4 million for economic development, bringing the total compensation to $87.4 million. Last month during the first of two meetings, Schweiss pre sented a proposal for $35 million of guaranteed payments with an estimated total value of $70.7 million after the stripping mar gin adjustment was added. During that meeting, Commissioner Mike Thompson led the board by asking for $2 million per year in guaranteed payments. At last week’s meeting, Schweiss returned with a proposal of $1.8 million per year in guaranteed payments, with a loweredstripping-margin multiplier that would produce an estimated $25.2 million in additional payments. The mitigation amount being offered was based off of the 13,630 acres that have constrained development pote ntial after mining, which includes 7,466 acres of clay settling areas and6,164 acres of conservation easements, and not the entire See FEE A2 Ceja By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate After two days of hearings, the Hardee County Board ofCounty Commissioners and thePlanning & Zoning Board ap proved a Mining Major SpecialException permit for Mosaic’s26,853-acre Ona Mine. Most of the mine boundary is west of County Road 663,known as Fort Green/OnaRoad, and north of State Road64 up to the Manatee Countyline. Some limited mining willoccur south of SR 64 and westof Ona, and also along Van dolah Road. After reclamation is com plete, a 390-acre lake will becreated west of the WauchulaMunicipal Airport, on the southside of Vandolah Road. If the permit is not chal lenged, the company expects tobegin mining operations in theupland areas of the site towardthe end of this year. The permit allows Mosaic to mine or disturb 22,854 acres,while 3,999 acres deemed ashigh-quality wetlands or lyingwithin the 25-year floodplainof Horse Creek will be set aside in conservation ease ments. After mining is completed, a total of 7,466 acres will be leftin clay-settling areas and a totalof 6,164 acres will be placed in permanent conservation ease ments. Mining will occur on 3,871 acres of wetlands on the prop erty, and 5,738 acres of wet lands will be recreated during the reclamation process. Mosaic will not be allowed to begin mining in the wetland areas until it receives the re quired permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mosaic expects to recover 178 million tons of phosphaterock over the 25 years of active See MINEA2 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate An 18-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday night whileon the front porch of his homewith his girlfriend. Eddie Grant, an upcoming 12th grader at Hardee SeniorHigh School, suffered multiplegunshot wounds and died atLakeland Regional MedicalCenter, where he had beenflown by medical helicopter,Capt. Brett Dowden of theBowling Green Police Depart ment said. His alleged assailant fled the scene firing gunshots into theair as he drove away, witnessesand police said. “This tragic shooting has devastated a family, it has dev astated our officers, we allknow him, and it has devas tated this entire community,”the captain said. “And all overa trivial thing that didn’t evenmatter.” Grant was shot following a fight over a cell phone, he said. Local, state and nationwide manhunts are actively search ing for the alleged killer. Dowden identified the sus pect as Gabriel Arenas Ceja, 25years of age. Ceja is 5’6” talland weighs 160 pounds. He hasbrown hair and brown eyes. Dowden additionally de scribed Ceja as “armed and ex tremely dangerous.” Ceja, who had been released from Florida State Prison onJan. 19, 2017, after servingtime for battery, had been liv ing in Hardee County under theassumed name of AngelRamirez, Dowden said. While he has family in the area, “he just kind of comesand goes,” Dowden said of hismost recent location. At one time, the suspect was residing at 816 Pleasant Way,next door to Grant’s home at820 Pleasant Way. Both are inthe area called “The Villa,” butofficially named The AzaleaApartments. It was shortly before 8:30 on Friday night when Ceja pulledinto the driveway at 816 Pleas ant Way in his maroon 2007Ford Fusion. Though he nolonger resided there, he wascoming to visit his children, ac cording to police. “The victim was outside his residence, and the two beganarguing,” Dowden said. “It’ssketchy what they were argu ing about, but it may have beenover a cell phone.” Dowden said the disagreement See SHOOTINGA3


A2 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018 At The Herald-Advocate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarification, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. Corrections 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.JULY 19 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 20 Class for Seniors/ Senior Services/ Hardee Help Center/713 E Bay St, Wauchula/10 am 20 Cooking with Danni, Fish in a River/ HC Public Library/ 2 pm 21 Back to School Backpack Bash/ First Baptist Church of Bowling Green/ 4531 U.S. 17 N./ 10 am 23 Class, Improving Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors/HC Extension Office/ 507 Civic Center Dr, Wauchula/9 am 23 Craft Day, Yarn Monsters/HC Public Library/2 pm 25 Stories @ The Depot/ Bowling Green Train Depot/201 E. Main St., Bowling Green/10 am 26 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am AUGUST 8 Back to School Free Food & Fun/Oak Grove Baptist Church Wauchula/ 6 pm 10 Wildcat Tailgate Party/Main Street Wauchula Inc./6 pm 10 Scout Club/Main Street Wauchula/ 6 pm 16 Hardee County Candidate Forum/ Hilltop Elementary Auditorium/6 pm 17 Class for Seniors/ Medicare Basics/Hardee Help Center/10 am 21 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 25 HC Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament SEPTEMBER 4 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 11 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 18 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 18 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 25 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm OCTOBER 16 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon NOVEMBER 17 Hoofin If Off Main/ Main Street Wauchula/8 am 20 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 22 Community Thanksgiving Meal/ First United Methodist Church of Wauchula/11 am 24 Brunch in the Park/ Main Street Wauchula/8 amSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE Kellys ColumnBy JimLester Elbertson of Bowling Green is recovering from burns he sustained in a brush pile fire in the Popash area on July 1. He is a long-time employee of Florida Fertilizer and will be return ing to work soon. He thought he was dousing the pile with diesel fuel (slow burning) but the container had gasoline (highly flammable) in stead. Fortunately his wife was with him at the time the gasoline fumes ignited. She took him to Florida Hospital Wauchula, and he was quickly airlifted to Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton with burns on his arms, hands and face. He received skin grafts (taken from his thighs) which were applied to his arms and face. Lester was released from the hospital on Friday. I have often bought bags of fertilizer from him through the years from the Florida Fertilizer warehouse south of Wauchula. Quite a few people have had burn experiences from gasoline or camping fuel when lighting charcoal for grilling, including myself. Once is always enough. Use charcoal lighter fluid (slow burning) instead. Severe burns can be fatal. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for being two games above .500 at the All-Star break. Until recently they were four or five games under .500 with no chance of a wildcard berth. Now there is faint hope. Congratulations to Bryce Harper of the host Washington Na tionals for winning the All-Star Homerun Derby Monday night. As an extra bonus for the memory bank his pitcher was his father Ron. Congratulations to Khao Hlee Lor for being in the Take Stock In Children (TSIC) program at South Florida State College and receiving a bachelor's degree in education and a master's de gree in special education and then accepting a fourth grade teach ing position at Zolfo Elementary School (an A-school this year) to help students with disabilities. Her mentor was JoAnn Mc Cray. Under the TSIC program students have earned 27 master's, 100 bachelor's, 88 associate's and 25 vocational degrees at SFSC. TSIC has graduated 438 students. To make a tax-deductible do nation to TSIC send a check payable to SFSC Foundation, TSIC, Hotel Jacaranda, 13 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825, or call 863-784-7343. Two of my sons, Michael and Jonathan, recently went salt waster fishing with some friends and had success. Son Jeremy went with a friend and got a limit of scallops. While they were recreating, I was home mowing the yard and pulling weeds. That can be fun too. Bob Parker, 104, of Sarasota was buried Saturday. My wife Jean and I went to his funeral service and BBQ luncheon. He was a plumber and long-time hunter, a very interesting and hu morous guy. Got to know him and his son Robert Jr. at the Avon Park Air Force Range. Caring People Recovery Center this September 1 will mark 25 years of helping people, reported founder Johnny Parker. The center is located at 5207 Doyle Parker Ave. in Bowling Green. The phone number is 375-3377. Doyle Parker was Johnny's father. Johnny's son Mark Parker runs the center. Many years ago he was delivered from addiction "by the grace of God." The center has a lawn care service to bring in some added revenue but is looking for added source of funds besides client fees and donations, such as a plant nursery. There are about 13 clients---men and women---learning to overcome life-controlling problems in this faith-based ministry. There is room for another 17 to 18 clients. Mark believes addiction is often a mental disorder. The Di agnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, for in stance, lists alcohol addiction as a disease. This is generally accepted by healthcare professionals in the U.S. Unfortunately, Mark says, our judicial system "continues to view addiction and substance abuse as not a validating reason for departure or a mitigating circumstance with drug charges in court. This basically says that addiction cannot be used as a men tal disorder under our current criminal punishment code. "So until the law changes the U.S. will continue to be No. 1 for incarcerated individuals around the world, and also No. 1 in juvenile incarceration, instead of getting them help with their ad diction or other mental health issues. These problems speak vol umes to my heart about the country I live in." The center's needs include prayer, clients, donations for op erating expenses, a guitar, gym equipment, refrigerators, wash ers, dryers, a commercial LP gas oven, building materials, tools and scholarships. 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 Hank, Leroy and Pearl under which the undersigned is engaged or will engage in business at: 246 Georgetown Loop in the City of Wauchula, Florida 33873. That the party/parties interested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: Katherine Beiersdorf. Dated at Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida 33873. Person authorizing publication: Katherine Beiersdorf. Dated: July 13, 2018 7:19p that chair. The civil action faults Ad ventist Health for allegedly failing to adequately train and/or monitor its workers. Miller endured additional hip surgery following the fall, the lawsuit states. It contends she suffered added pain and disability and sustained monetary losses for medical care and treatment. In seeking damages, it also asks the court to award costs associated with the filing of the civil action. HOSPITAL Continued From A1 the countys proposal to Mosaics Board of Directors for approval. Thompson said he appreciated Mosaics good-faith efforts, and was prepared to move forward. The money will be split between three funds: a general economic development fund; an in frastructure fund available to local governments for projects; and a workforce development endowment that would be managed by the Hardee Education Foundation. The foundation will develop rules to manage the endowment, with a proposed minimum bal ance of $8 million, as a forgivable loan pro gram to encourage local residents to obtain four-year degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics or to master a skilled trade, then return to Hardee County to work. The agreement also grants Hardee County a market-price purchase option for 90 acres sur rounding the county landfill for future expansion and a lease agreement with the Industrial Development Authority, for the amount of the annual property taxes, on land across from Mo saics North Pasture office to potentially locate a solar farm. Schweiss said Mosaic will continue to work with Economic Development Director Bill Lambert to provide some strategic divesti tures of formerly mined land and make it available for sale to businesses looking to lo cate in Hardee County. Mosaic is required to address the elements of economic development demonstrating how each mining operation and reclamation plan maximize and achieve economic development and diversity in the Countys Comprehensive Land Use Plan as part of the mining permitting process. 26,853-acre mine being considered. Schweiss said the $4,919 per acre amount offered as mitigation was based on four com parable recent land sales of rural parcels rang ing in size from 10 to 20 acres in the county. With three commissioners being in the real estate business, they challenged the land value figures Schweiss used as the base for the agree ment. Commissioner Rick Knight said he felt sev eral comparable sales would have a higher value than what was presented. Commissioner Sue Birge said she recently sold a 15-acre parcel off Polk Road for $8,250 an acre. Thompson added he was disappointed with the counter-proposal presented by Mosaic after the initial meeting. He said he wanted to look at more comparable sales to come up with a higher amount per acre. Knight agreed, and said a higher amount per acre would raise the base payments signifi cantly. Schweiss said he felt the value of the land being mitigated would be appraised lower than many of the comparative sales that would be used. Birge and Thompson both said they would like to see $2 million per year as base payments and a two multiplier used for the stripping mar gin adjustment instead of the proposed 1.5 mul tiplier offered by Mosaic. Schweiss asked for a recess so he could call Mosaics corporate officials to discuss the deal. After returning, he said there were chal lenges looking at the various comparable sales offered by commissioners that had features such as wells and other improvements versus raw land. He did receive permission, however, to take FEE Continued From A1 bert said Mosaic owning or having mineral rights to such a large portion of the county nearly 30 percent was a con cern to him for the future of the county. Lambert also said his decision came down to property rights. We have criteria in place to govern this, he said. We need to change our development rules if we dont like it. Commissioner Mike Thompson, who grew up in the Lake Dale area which is cur rently being mined, said it hurt his heart to see whats happen ing to the land now. He acknowledged the land was sold to the mines, and many people over the years have done well selling land to be mined. The best thing we can do is hold their feet to the fire dur ing reclamation, he said. Commissioner Sue Birge said she does not like flying over the county and seeing whats happening as a result of mining, but feels previous commissions decided long ago mining would occur here. The train left the station years ago, she said. Chairman Russell Melendy said he listened to numerous citizens objecting to mining and the effects that go along with it. He concluded that Mosaic complies with all county regulations regarding mining. Planning & Zoning Board members Ralph Arce and Roger Conley objected to four clay-settling areas being lo cated adjacent to CR 663 and limiting the future develop ment potential along that cor ridor. Conley also did not like the entire area being permitted at one time and tying the hands of future boards for the next 30 years. Arce echoed those com ments, and said he could not justify ruining the future of the county. He made a motion to rec ommend denying the application, but it died for a lack of a second. Arce later voted against the motion to recommend ap proval, which passed the Planning & Zoning Board by a 3-1 vote. A total of 16 citizens ad dressed the board during the meeting and spoke out against mining, citing concerns over water quality, destruction of the natural landscape and what Hardee Countys future will look like after mining is complete. After listening to nearly 10 hours of testimony given by Mosaic representatives and county staff and the concerns of citizens, commissioners voted unanimously to approve the permit. mining on the site, with an additional six years granted in the permit to complete recla mation. No mining activity will occur within the 25-year flood plain of Horse Creek and West Horse Creek, which run through the property. Mining will occur on a onemile portion of Brushy Creek north of SR 64 and in Oak Creek and Hickory Creek. The creeks will be rerouted during active mining and recreated during reclamation. Mosaic was granted an al ternative setback of 50 feet from property lines instead of the 1,250-foot setback re quired by Rural Center designations along portions of CR 663, Vandolah Road and Ona. The Planning & Zoning Board had recommended upholding the previously imposed setback for any Rural Center, but the County Com mission did not follow its recommendation in approving the decreased setback. Mining will not be allowed within 500 feet of any permanent structure, regardless of where the property line is lo cated. Commissioners expressed concerns over some of the neg ative aspects of phosphate mining and the effects to the natural landscape. Commissioner Colon LamMINE Continued From A1 DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I deliver packages on a long route around town every day. It seems that we've been inun dated with warnings over the past few years about the dan gers of leaving pets inside the car on a hot day while their owners go shopping or run er rands. And yet, almost every day of the summer, I am call ing emergency services or asking store managers to page customers because I see pets panting behind rolled-up car windows. Please, please remind pet owners to leave their pets at home when they're running errands! Concerned Delivery Driver DEAR DRIVER: I ab solutely agree, and I thank you for insisting on this reminder! Even on a day that doesn't seem too hot say, 78 degrees F the interior of a car can heat to well over 110 degrees within five minutes. Now that we're in the hottest part of the year, that interior temperature climbs faster and higher and can reach 120 degrees easily. No pet can withstand such suffocating heat for long. For short trips to the store or to run errands, leave your pet at home. If they must come with you (such as during long road trips), they should be left with an adult, and the air condition ing needs to be turned on. Of course, a planned outing with your dog is a lot of fun just about any time. But always be mindful of the heat. Bring water for your dog to drink. Head home if your dog is panting heavily and not very active. And do not leave your pet in the car.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Paws CornerBy Sam Mazzotta There are 24 different dialects of English in the US.


ABOUT...Hardee LivingHardee Living prints your news on people, clubs and organizations, including meeting summaries, births, childrens and senior citi zens birthdays, engage ments, weddings, silver or gold anniversaries, church events and military assign ments. Forms are available at our office. For engage ments and weddings, a photo should be included. Publication is free of charge. Coverage of wed dings over three months old will be limited to a photo and brief announcement. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday. Herald-AdvocateHARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGETHE Free Subscription WinnerPenny SmithBy JENNIFER M cCONKEYHerald-Advocate InternA young man from Bowling Green is about to embark on nine months of service as a missionary to Catholic youths around the nation. Zachary Coronado, 21, will be serving with National Evan gelization Team Ministries. His younger sister, Grace Coronado, recently returned from serving with N.E.T. Min istries. When Zachary went with Grace to Minnesota, which is where team members receive training, he got a glimpse of what the ministry is. Since then, hes been inter ested in serving with it as well. Each year, N.E.T. Ministries accepts 175 Catholics ages 1828 to serve within the United States encouraging Catholic youths in their faith. Zachary applied and was approved for the 2018-19 year, and is ex cited to get started on Aug. 16. My dream has always been to go out into the world and spread the love and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ to teens and young adults, Zachary says. However, he needs to raise a total of $6,000 to cover his expenses while hes serving with N.E.T. Ministries. Hes currently about halfway to that goal. His family is hoping to help him get much closer to his goal by holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Bowling Green Train Depot. They will be holding a donations-only car wash and a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grace is looking forward to seeing their community rally to support Zachary like it did for her. Zachary is a graduate of Hardee High School, and he has attended South Florida State College. He attends St. Michael Catholic Church in Wauchula, where he enjoys helping with church functions, teaching sixth-grade catechism, and cleaning the church grounds. His mother, Olivia Coronado, says that if he isnt at home, you can always find him at church doing something. Anyone who would like to donate to help cover Zacharys ministry expenses outside the fundraiser, you can leave them in a sealed envelope at the Bowling Green Police Department addressed to Zacharys father, Sgt. Edward Coronado. The Train Depot where the fundraiser will take place is at 201 E. Main St. in Bowling Green.Saturday Fundraiser To Aid 9-Month Mission COURTESY PHOTOZachary Coronado, a Bowling Green native, will be serving with N.E.T. Ministries for nine months. A fundraiser to help cover his living expenses will be held this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bowling Green Train Depot.By JENNIFER M cCONKEYHerald-Advocate InternA fundraiser is being held to aid a local man diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrigs disease. Tim Cowart, 59, is a native of Wauchula. He is married to Sylina Cowart and has two adult children, Tim and Samantha, and several grand children. His family owns and runs the Triangle Body Shop in Wauchula, but he cant work any more because of his disease. ALS causes the brain and spinal cord to gradually lose control of muscle movements, making physical movement including speak ing and breathing difficult or impossible. When he was still physically able, Cowart enjoyed fishing and participated in many tour naments. He also enjoyed bowling at Bowl of Fun Lanes, where hes made friends. And those friends want to help him. So they decided to put on a fundraiser. Bowl of Fun Lanes is selling $5 tickets for a drawing that will be held on Friday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. There will be a grand prize and second-place winner. The grand-prize winner will receive 15 per cent of the overall sales, and the second-place winner will receive 10 percent. All of the re maining sales money will go straight to the Cowart family. If all of the tickets are purchased, the total sales will be $10,000, meaning the Cowart fam ily would receive $7,500. Tracy Powell, who is a junior coach and Bowl of Fun friend, asks community members to please remember that locals help locals. She says, In this county, most of us stick to gether in the community. Tim and his family have been a part of our community all their lives and are the type of people who would help others at a moments notice. If you want to buy tickets or have any questions, you can go to Bowl of Fun Lanes during business hours or call Powell at 773-7181. If you want to come to the alley to buy your tickets, its closed this week but will be back to nor mal hours starting Monday. And if youd like to help sell the tickets, you can sign out a pack of 20 tickets. Before the drawing, you will need to turn in the money you made and any tickets you werent able to sell. Youre also welcome to donate outside the fundraiser. Just bring your donation to Bowl of Fun, where you can get a receipt. All of your donation will go to the Cowart family. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can call Bowl of Fun Lanes at 773-6391. It is located at 943 S. Sixth Ave. in Wauchula. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon day-Saturday.Bowlers Hold Fundraiser To Help Friend With ALS July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 Hancheys Carpets You dont need to come to us . We come to you!!! Est. 1968 Jimmy HancheyWe Carry: Carpet Vinyl Plank Wood . all at GREAT Reduced Prices!863-781-4027 MobileWe Move Furniture Serving the ENTIRE Heartland AreaLow Prices Quality Workmanship Free Estimates We Install What We Sell soc7:19cBy CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-AdvocateA surveillance operation has culminated with the arrests of two suspected narcotics deal ers, according to the Hardee County Sheriffs Office. Taken into custody shortly after noon last Thursday was Neil Wesley Anderson, 38, of 910 Alabama St., Wauchula. He was booked into the Hardee County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of nar cotics equipment. And jailed just after mid night Friday was Damiah Nicole Hostetler, 38, also of the Alabama Street address. She faces charges of traffick ing in methamphetamine, maintaining a structure for the sale of drugs, and possession of narcotics equipment. Hostetler posted a $1,500 bond within 12 hours to gain her release pending trial. An derson, however, remained in custody as of Tuesday, accord ing to jail records. Drug Task Force reports indicate the residence at 910 Alabama St. had been under watch for suspected narcotics dealing. When Anderson drove away from the house on Thursday around noon, a DTF detective followed him, ultimately conducting a traffic stop in a store parking lot after allegedly ob serving Anderson speeding. Anderson declined a request to search his Chevrolet Mal ibu, but a drug-sniffing K9 alerted on the vehicle and a subsequent search did occur, a DTF report stated. Detectives allegedly found a zippered pouch containing small pieces of crystal in the cars center console and a spoon, both reportedly testing positive for methampheta mine. A pocketknife Anderson carried also tested positive for meth, the DTF alleged. Two large stacks of cash in varying denominations consistent with street-level narcotics transactions were discovered in Andersons front pants pockets, detectives said. The cash amounted to $2,900. Drug Task Force members were able to obtain a search warrant later that day for An dersons Alabama Street home, which he shares with his girlfriend, Hostetler. Detectives raided the resi dence around 9 p.m. Hostetler allegedly told offi cers searching the house that there was an 8 ball 3.5 grams of meth in a bedroom safe, along with two firearms which belonged to her. A second safe, she said, held a glass bong. A plastic bag holding sus pected methamphetamine and two guns, one with a filed serial number, were seized and entered into evidence, along with numerous other items. The Sheriffs Office said a final check on the meth weighed in at a total of 16.6 grams, above the 14-gram minimum needed to trigger the more-serious trafficking charge. Anderson and Hostetler both are set to be arraigned on their drug charges in Hardee Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 31, at 8:30 a.m. The Public Defenders Of fice is representing each of the suspects. Anderson HostetlerSurveillance, Raid End In Alleged Dealers ArrestsThe community turned out, he continued. They essentially lined up to talk with our officers. Witnesses are coming forward and saying, yeah, this is what I saw. They are stepping up. The investiga tion into the shooting remains open and active, he said. Eddie has a twin sister; shes devastated. He has a mama; shes devastated. He has a family, and they are all devastated. They all have been unjustly, tragically harmed by this guy, and we want him in custody. Dowden said the suspect is known for creat ing false identities. His propensity is to use fake names, fake Facebook ac counts, to assume other identities, he said, adding, which, in part, is why its important to catch him as soon as we can. The Bowling Green Police Department is asking for the publics help in locating Ceja. Anyone with any information at all, or having any communication with him, is encouraged to contact us through Central Dispatch at 773-4144, which is open and active 24 hours a day, Dow escalated into a physical fight. The victim obtained the upper hand, the captain said, which prompted Ceja to dis engage. The suspect went back to his vehicle and obtained some thing out of it, he described. Then, the captain alleged, he fired a gun at Grant multiple times. After shooting Grant, who was at the front door of his home, Ceja allegedly turned the gun on the girlfriend and said, If you say anything, Ill kill you, too. Basically, he was instructing her not to talk to police, Dowden said. Ceja, he said, turned around, went back to his vehicle and got in it. As he exited the area, he held the pistol out the window and started firing into the air. He fired two shots, the captain alleged. The first call came in to the 911 emergency line at 8:31 p.m. Two officers responded immediately, as did Hardee County Fire-Rescue. First Aid attempts were made, and a medical helicopter landing area was staged at Pyatt Park. Grant was flown to Lakeland. He expired there, Dowden said. The District 10 Medical Examiners Office in Lakeland said the 18-year-old was hit three or four times by bullets striking him in the upper arm, shoulder and chest cavity. Dowden said the shooting and the teens death have stricken the community. This was a typical Friday evening in the apartment complex, he began. It was still dusk, people were outside. Kids and families were outside on the front porch. Thirty to 40 people saw the shooting; he committed a public act. Dowden went on to note, Oftentimes we encounter people who dont want to get involved, but in this commu nity, they said no, this is wrong, this is unacceptable in our community and were not going to have this. SHOOTING Continued From A1 den said. He is armed and extremely dangerous, he added. We all pray he gets found soon and doesnt hurt anybody else. Were also concerned for the law enforcement commu nity as, at this point, he has nothing to lose, Dowden con cluded. A memorial service for Grant will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel at Main Street and Florida Avenue in Wauchula. COURTESY PHOTO Eddie Grant Up To $3,000 Reward!Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips:1(800) 226 8477 For the first time in more than 20 years, state waters off Pasco County will be open to bay scallop harvest for 10 days starting tomorrow. This season runs July 20-29. The region includes all state waters south of the Hernando Pasco county line and north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in northern Pinellas County, and includes all waters of the An clote River. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Chairman Bo Rivard said, Scalloping with your friends and family is classic Florida fun in the sun." Limits are two gallons whole bay scallops in shell or one pint of bay scallop meat per person, with a maximum of 10 gallons of scallops in shell or half-gallon of meat per vessel. Scallops may be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. Scallops must be landed within areas that are open to harvest and may not be possessed on waters outside of areas that are open to harvest. Scallops may not be possessed on waters south of the Anclote Key Lighthouse. Pasco County had been closed to scalloping since 1994.Pasco Now Open To Scalloping


Obituaries Faithfully Serving Families For Over A Century. We Thank You For Giving Us The Privilege To Serve You. 7:19c Offering the Very Best in Comfort, Compassion and Service 529 West Main Street • Wauchula, Florida 33873 863-773-9773 View Obits at Funeral & Cremation Services Monument Sales Ponger-Kays-Grady Located on the corner of Palmetto and 9th Avenue, Wauchula (863) 773-6400 7:19c by his parents, Red Smithand Susie Scott Smith; lov ing wife, Anna Smith; andson, Daniel Smith. Walter is survived by his daughters, Doriene Brum mett (Kevin), of BowlingGreen, and Virginia Neu(Larry), of Lakeland; grand children, James Terrell,Jamie Terrell Goodwin, andDee Brummett; great-grandchildren, Payton Ter rell, Angel Terrell, KylieTerrell, Ian Terrell, KaydenWelts, Kristian Welts, andAria Welts. A memorial service will be held today (Thursday),July 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. atRobarts Garden Chapel. In Lieu of flowers, the family is asking for dona tions.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory W W A A L L T T E E R R M M A A R R V V I I N N S S M M I I T T H H Walter Marvin Smith, of Bowling Green, passedaway on Tuesday, July 10,2018, at his home. He was born in Plant City, on Jan. 25, 1925. He was aresident of Hardee Countyfor most of his life. Walterwas a member of VictoryPraise Center in BowlingGreen. He was self-em ployed, working in heatingand air-condi tioning. Heproudly servedhis country inthe United States Army. He was preceded in death In Memory KAREN LEE BURRUS Karen Lee Burrus, 81, of Sebring, formally ofWauchula, went home to bewith her Lord on Wednesdayafternoon at the Florida Hos pital Heartland MedicalCenter in Sebring. Karen was the daughter of Ruth (Lingafelter) andVictor Cresswell, who wasborn on June 20, 1937, inMoline, Illinois. A longtimeresident of Florida, Karenwas a school teacher in boththe Hardee and HighlandsCounty School Systemwhere she retired with manyyears of service. She enjoyed sharing new ideas with her students andhelping learn new subjects.Karen enjoyed her music,playing the clarinet, singingin the church choir, any mu sical event that she could bea part of and shopping forthat best deal at Chico’s. She loved to be with her family and friends whenevershe could especially hergrandchildren and great-grandchildren. Karen is survived by her loving husband of 60 plusyears, Chuck; children,Mark Burrus, Robyn Norris(Ben), Susan Prestridge(John), Chris Burrus(Daleace), and Kathy Mc Cray (Tim); grandchildren, Christie Fitz-Patrick (Dan),Matt Burrus, Courtney Kahn(Daniel), Kara Devore(Clark), Garrett Norris,Brandon Prestridge(Melissa), Brooke Prestridge(fianc Phil Nguyen),Amanda and Nicholas Bur rus, Ashley Floyd (Matt),and Zachary McCray (fiancHope McMahan); great-grandchildren, Ryan andHayley Floyd; brothers; Vic tor Cresswell and BradCresswell (Jenny); niece;Brenda Cresswell; andnephew; Elliot Cresswell. A service to celebrate Karen’s life was held at 11a.m. on Saturday, July 14,2018, at the church whereshe was a member, FirstPresbyterian Church LakePlacid, 118 N. Oak Avenue,Lake Placid, with Rev. DrewSeverance officiating. A visitation for family and friends was one hourprior to service time. Immediately after the fu neral service, lunch wasserved during a time of fel lowship. Burial followed atthe Oak Hill Cemetery. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visit ing www.scottfuneralser Arrangements were en trusted with the Scott Fu neral Home 504 W. InterlakeBlvd., Lake Placid, FL 863-465-4134. Scott Funeral Home Lake Placid In Loving Memory E E D D D D I I E E D D A A I I Q Q U U A A N N G G R R A A N N T T Eddie Daiquan Grant, of Bowling Green, passedaway on Friday, July 13,2018, at his home. He was born in Sarasota on Nov. 12, 1999. He was aresident of Hardee Countyfor most of his life. Eddiewas a senior at Hardee HighSchool He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Lane. He is survived by his mother Edith Grant, ofBowling Green; stepfather.Roy L. Watson, of ZolfoSprings; twin sister, EdithDeloris Grant, of BowlingGreen; Sarah Safford, ofWauchula; aunt, Betty Pace,of Fort Meade; uncles,Charles Felder, of Lakeland,and William Felder, of Arca dia; nephew, TJ. Butler; sev eral nieces, nephews, andcousins; and his girlfriend,Serra, of Zolfo Springs. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21,2018, from 5-8 p.m., at Ro barts Garden Chapel. Offici ating the service will bePastor Deloris Williams andthe Rev. Jim Davis.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home How L O Will Some People Go? Report Exploitation of the Elderly 1 (800) 96 Abuse 1(800) 962 2873 OBITUARY POLICY The Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the infor mation which may be included in a free obituary areavailable at local funeral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional information and rememberances. All obituaries, however, must be submitted by a fu neral home. No personal submissions will be accepted. Funeral homes can submit obituaries to obits@the 1. Is the book of Haggai in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. What is the middle chap ter of the New Testament(KJV)? Romans 13, Galatians2, Ephesians 5, Titus 1 3. At Joppa there was a cer tain disciple named Tabitha,whose name was translated as...? Ruth, Dorcas, Sarah, Es ther 4. What young man went to sleep and fell out of a windowwhile listening to Paul speak?Eutychus, Goliath, Peter,Stephen 5. From John 12, which dis ciple stole from the treasury?Thomas, Judas, James, John 6. Who took the place of Judas as one of the apostles?Malachi, Matthias, Joel, Paul ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Ro mans 13; 3) Dorcas; 4) Euty chus; 5) Judas; 6) MatthiasComments? More Trivia? (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey THERE IS HELP! Spouse Abuse Crisis Line 1 (800) 500-1119 SHRIMP AND SCALLOP KABOBS One word of advice: Don't soak the shellfish in the soyand rice vinegar mixture. Thevinegar will firm and "cook"the flesh.1 pound large shrimp,shelled and deveined, leavingtail part of shell on, if youlike12 ounces large sea scallops3 tablespoons soy sauce3 tablespoons seasoned ricevinegar1 tablespoon Asian sesameoil2 tablespoons grated, peeledfresh ginger2 cloves garlic, crushed withgarlic press1 tablespoon brown sugar1 bunch green onions, cut ondiagonal into 3-inch pieces12 cherry tomatoes6 long metal skewers 1. Prepare grill. Pull off and discard tough crescent-shapedmuscle from each scallop. Pat shrimp and scallops dry withpaper towels. 2. In large bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil,ginger, garlic and brown sugar.Add shrimp and scallops, toss ing to coat. 3. Alternately thread shrimp, scallops, green-onionpieces and cherry tomatoesonto skewers. 4. Grill over medium heat, turning skewers occasionallyand brushing shrimp and scal lops with any remaining soy-sauce mixture during first halfof cooking, until shrimp andscallops are just opaquethroughout, 6 to 8 minutes.Serves 6. • Each serving: 168 calo ries, 4g total fat (1g saturated),9g total carbohydrate, 23g pro tein, 112mg cholesterol,851mg sodium.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping ITALIAN CHICKEN TOMATO TOSS Got leftover cooked chicken and need a quick supper?Here's one the whole familywill enjoy that takes only min utes to prepare.1 (15-ounce) can diced toma toes, undrained1 1/2 cups cooked spaghetti,rinsed and drained1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed1 full cup diced cookedchicken1 teaspoon Italian seasoning1/4 cup Kraft Reduced FatParmesan Style Grated Top ping 1. In a large skillet sprayed with olive oil-flavored cookingspray, combine undrainedtomatoes, spaghetti and peas.Stir in chicken and Italian sea soning. Cook over mediumheat for 6 to 8 minutes or untilmixture is heated through, stir ring often. 2. When serving, top each serving with 1 tablespoonParmesan cheese. Makes 4 (1cup) servings. TIPS: 1) One cup broken, uncooked spaghetti usuallycooks to about 1 1/2 cups. 2)Thaw peas by rinsing in acolander under hot water forone minute. 3) If you don'thave leftovers, purchase achunk of cooked chickenbreast from your local deli. • Each serving equals: 187 calories, 3g fat, 18g protein,22g carbs, 253mg sodium,69mg calcium, 2g fiber; Dia betic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Meat, 11/2 Starch, 1/2 Vegetable; CarbChoices: 1 1/2. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made Fast And Healthy By Healthy Exchanges GRILLING TIP: KABOBS Foods that are cooked to gether on the same skewershould heat quickly and takethe same amount of time tocook. Foods with differentcooking times, like vegetablesand meat, should be grilled onseparate skewers. Also, be sureto leave a little space betweenpieces on the skewer so thefood cooks evenly. If you like metal skewers, buy twisted or square ones, notround — the food will twirl onthe skewers less and cookmore evenly. If you're usingwooden or bamboo skewers,shape isn't a factor. But soakthem in water for at least 15minutes before using so theydon't burn. Just pat dry beforeputting food on them. (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping Crop Update July 16, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.6 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 15, 2018. Precipitation estimates ranged from no rain in several locations to 4.93 inches in Sebring(Highlands County) and Davie (Broward County). The averagemean temperature ranged from 80.4F in Inverness (CitrusCounty) to 87.3F in Key West (Monroe County). Citrus: Warmer-than-normal temperatures spread across the citrus producing region all week. Highs were in the low to mid90s in all areas. Clermont (Lake County) reached 97F. Lake Placid (Highlands County) and Auburndale (Polk County) both reached 96F. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms brought var ious amounts of precipitation to citrus producing cou nties. In the southern area, Sebring (Highlands County) recorded the greatestamount of rainfall at 4.93 inches, while in the central area, themost rainfall was in Frostproof (Polk County) at 2.30 inches.The eastern portion of the citrus region had the least rainfall forthe week. Canals and ditches were low in areas that had ex tremely hot weather and little rainfall. According to the July 12, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire citrus region remaineddrought free. Citrus fieldworkers continued with spray programs on days with permissible weather. Caretakers applied summer oils andtreated for greening. Most mowed and took care of younghealthy trees bearing fruit for next season’s crop. Growers irri gated on a regular basis. The fruit and trees looked good, show ing signs of growth and new leaves on the trees. Fruits and Vegetables: Crops harvested included avocado, bitter melon, boniato, malanga, mango, okra, and watermelon. Livestock and Pastures: In the southeastern portion of the state, the decline in daily rain led to decreased surplus soil mois ture and improved pasture quality. In the northern h alf of the state, frequent rains continued to prevent low-lying areas fromdrying, making it difficult for producers to tend to their fields.Cattle condition improved, compared to the previous week. Cat tle producers began to send their calves to market. Field Crops: Hay and silage harvest was underway in sev eral counties when breaks in the rain allowed. Field corn harvestbegan in Dixie and Okeechobee counties. Producers harvestedtobacco in Lafayette County. Sugarcane and rice continued t o do well. A4 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018


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Box 338,Wauchula, FL 33873.Fax to (863) 773-0657. –H ARDEE L IVING – soc7:19,26c Carlton Care ChiropracticC C h h i i r r o o p p r r a a c c t t i i c c • • L L a a s s e e r r M M u u s s c c u u l l a a r r T T h h e e r r a a p p y y • • D D i i g g i i t t a a l l X X R R a a y yI Can Help!Medicare & Most Insurance AcceptedCall Today To Schedule Your Appointment863-473-4732105 South 9th Av. • Wauchula, FL 33873 Dr. Maria Carlton, DCsoc7:19tfcTim and Sylina Cowart of Wauchula announce the en gagement and approachingmarriage of their daughter,Samantha Cowart, to ThomasJoshua “T.J.” Bergens, the sonof Tommy and Kellie Bergensof Zolfo Springs. The bride-to-be is a resident of Orlando. She is a 2010graduate of Hardee SeniorHigh School and a 2014 grad uate of the University of Cen tral Florida with a Bachelor’sDegree in elementary educa tion. She is currently em ployed at Orlo Vista Elemen tary School in Orlando. The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Hardee Sen ior High School and a 2016graduate of the University ofCentral Florida with a Bache lor’s Degree in computer engi neering. He resides in Orlando,and is currently employedthere with Guidepoint Secu rity. The couple are finalizing plans for a Saturday, July 28,wedding ceremony in LakeWales. Samantha Cowart Engaged To Marry T.J. Bergens COURTESY PHOTO Samantha Cowart and T.J. Bergens A local rodeo royal is shop ping for a bigger crown. Aubrey Stark of Ona has traveled to Rock Springs, Wyo.,to compete at the National HighSchool Rodeo Association Fi nals that run through Saturday. The daughter of Jace and Dawn Stark, Aubrey wascrowned Miss Florida HighSchool Rodeo Queen lastmonth at the State Finals inOkeechobee. Aubrey and her family ar rived in Wyoming last week forthe national competition held atWestern Wyoming CommunityCollege. “There are 47 contestants from across the United Statesand event contestants from asfar away as Canada and Aus tralia,” said her mother. Contestants are judged in seven categories: interview, ap pearance, modeling, speech,impromptu question, horse manship, and knowledge of theFHSRA code book. “The knowledge test is the hard one,” Dawn Stark said.“It’s a thick book.” The competition began last Friday with orientation, an in terview with judges, a writtentest on the rule book, and horse manship trials. It continued Saturday with dress and western wear model ing and presenting a two-minute speech. The weekendchallenges ended on Sundaywith an introductory speechand impromptu questions. “Then comes the waiting,” her mother said. Contestants will wait to Sat urday for the new rodeo queento be crowned. In the meantime, the hope fuls put their riding skills to thetest as they parade in the open ing ceremonies for daily rodeoevents held this week. Homegrown Rodeo Royalty Competes For National Crown COURTESY PHOTO Jace and Dawn Stark have joined their daughter,Aubrey (center), in Wyoming as she competes thisweek in the National High School Rodeo AssociationFinals. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Climmie Carter Batts, 77, of Wauchula Hills severalyears ago weighed 318 pounds and now weighs 140pounds. She started losing the 178 pounds when herhusband Eugene Batts died June 25, 2015. They weremarried June 4,1959, and have two children, CeciliaAnn and Christopher Eugene. Through her grandfatherRobert Franklin Carter she is distantly related to formerU.S. President Jimmy Carter. "I did a lot of walking andwatched my food intake. I do good and feel good. I nolonger need my wheelchair or walker or canes." Oneof her favorite meals is a Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl.This photo was taken last week when she came by TheHerald-Advocate. 318-178=140 POUNDS Don’t Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Donald Earl Albritton of Bowling Green celebrated his 80th birthday Saturday at theFellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. In one photo he is flanked by his wife Judy,daughter-in-law Tonya Albritton, son Mike Albritton, and brother Benny Albritton ofWauchula (seated at right). In second photo Donald Earl is flanked by friend JackCarlton, 93, grandchildren Brooke Johnston, 11, Andrew Johnston, 9, and friendChad Jones. He is retired after 35 years with the phosphate industry where he roseto purchasing manager. The companies included Gardinier, Cargill and for a shorttime Mosaic. He started as a laborer. Previously he ran a Bowling Green fertilizercompany, a business owned by his father, Josh Albritton. CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY STATE HONOR COURTESY PHOTO The Florida Chamber Foundation hosted the Commissioner's Business RecognitionAwards during its annual Learners to Earners Workforce Summit in Tampa in June.School districts were able to nominate and honor businesses that “go above andbeyond” for their community. The Hardee County School District recognized Mid Florida Credit Union for its “outstanding dedication” to the county’s schools. Notedwas the credit union’s Gift of Reading program, where employees volunteer asguest readers at schools then provide free copies of the book; monetary awards of$5,000 and $2,500, respectively, to the Teacher and Educational Support Personof the Year; participation in career fairs; presentations on banking, credit, budgetingand saving; and serving as notaries for opening events. Pictured with the award are(from left) school district representative Melanie Henderson, MidFlorida regionalmanager Vanessa Hernandez, Hardee branch manager Patty Valerio, and stateCommissioner of Education Pam Stewart.


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Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Eddie Grant, who was murdered last Friday and he was just standing on his front porch. He was going into the senior year at Hardee High this August. My mama always said it was the hardest when you lost a child, but to have one leave this way has got to be extra bad. Sympathy is also extended to the family of Tim Casey on the home-going of his sister. The memorial service will be this Saturday at Southern Funeral Care, 10510 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Visitation will be 10 to 11:30, fol lowed by the funeral memorial at 11:30. I believe this is the last of Tims brothers and sisters. From experience I know it is hard when all of a sudden you realize no one knows how your life was when you were a child. Mary Samuels is still in Hardee Manor for therapy. Tracy Powell is slowly recovering and was at Sunday School last Sunday but did not feel like staying for church. Geraldine Floyd is a little under the weather. B.J. Haney is also a little on the sick side, and they announced at church that Diane Autry was sick. Gloria Dupree is in the Sebring hospital. Please pray for these. The memorial service for Donald Bargerons brother was last Saturday. Donald said Ron Cornums brother preached the services. There is a new church sign at the corner of State Road 62 and Baptist Church Road. If you remember, the old one was knocked over in a car accident. Everyone was happy to see the brother and father of Paul Adams. His brother lives in Texas and was visiting his dad and wanted to come on down here. Mr. Adams had his arm in a cast as he had fallen and broke his wrist. Everyone was also glad to see Tina Owens as she has been absent for several weeks. Her grandson, Walter Owens, was doing the driving and we were happy to see him again. So many people are doing away with their land telephone lines and getting cell phones that all the church family is asked to let me know if that is their case and also if they got a new ad dress. This way we can keep an accurate record of church members. I was pleased at last business meeting to learn that Tammy Calhoun had asked for her letter, and the church was in Alabama. You lose track of people and like to know they are alive and well! It was a very nice article about my neigh bors, the Crawleys, in last weeks paper. Mary Lois said their daughter, Michele, kept asking her dad if he had got a paper. She had put the article about 60 years later in the paper and they were not aware until they read the paper! Mary Lois also said she wondered why Michele was asking about Brother Tinys whole name. It was a good article, and I told Mary Lois their grandson, Blake, is the spitting image of Leonard. Good neighbors, and it is also a bless ing from the good Lord that a couple can live to be old enough to celebrate 60 years. e would have been a senior this coming year There is a big solar energy plant going up just close to the Hardee County line but it is in Polk County, past the electric companies on County Road 663. I believe DeSoto County also has a solar plant. Seems like I remember that then-president Obama came down when it first opened. Does anyone else remember that? If you didnt read Gray Wolfs column in last weeks paper, get it out of the trash and read it. He said Charlotte County and the others could ask any Gulf War vet how to make fresh water out of salt and they could tell you. He went on to say, they should do that instead of wanting to use Peace River. He always writes an interesting column. The voting books close July 30, so if you have not registered to vote you will be out of luck for the Primary Election. This is our one freedom; no one can tell you how to vote! Please pray for each other and our nation. Family Time was Saturday, July 7, at Progressive MB Church in Wauchula for the offspring of the late Pearlie Louis-Hicks, her sister First Lady Judy Daniels-Carpenter of Miami and brother Walter Henry Daniels of Wauchula. The day opened with a continental breakfast. Prayer by Michael McCray of Pennsyl vania, occasion by Pam Speights of Virginia and Tim McCray of Enterprise, Ala., Judy Carpenter of Miami. Group Musical Moment of two selections. Words to the Wise by Nick Jones, and family slideshow by Kathy Mc Cray and Tim McCray. Dinner was enjoyed. Fifth Sunday is on July 29 at 11 a.m. Family Unity Day worship will be at Greater MP Church in Bowling Green. Please bring your covered dish. The Grays of Maryland are visiting in Bowling Green with their family, Maxine Martin and others. Benny Brown of Phoenix, Ariz., is visiting with the Browns and others in Bowling Green. Walter H. Daniels was in Florida Hospital in Sebring, and now is back at Hardee Manor Healthcare Center. Essential Truth Ministries, Pastor Richard W. Sams of Bartow, will have its annual Church Anniversary Celebration Service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Rev. M.B. Bradley. Yall Gather Family Fun Day Celebration was Saturday July 7, at the Liston/Harring ton/Lunsford Park and the Barnes Resident-Chester Grove MB dining room. Outof-town guests were from Al abama, St. Petersburg, New York, Tampa, Lakeland, Bar tow, Arcadia and North Car olina. Wednesday evening, July 11, Bowling Green had a meeting at 6 at the New Life Outreach Ministries on Palmetto Street. Business was the Bowl ing Green Memorial Garden Cemetery and the care and cut ting of grass. We all have love ones buried, its important to maintain care and upkeep. Next meeting will be Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at New Life Power Outreach Multipurpose Building, 725 Palmetto St., Bowling Green. Pass the word. Pray for the sick: Linda Lane, Derrick Daniels of Wauchula, Charlie Robinson, Walter Daniels and all the shut-ins. Deepest sympathy to the family of Walter Smitty Smith of Bowling Green in his home-going. Generation family members and friends of the late Ruby and Paul White Sr. had a gathering on Saturday, July 7, at the residence of Shelia and Jack Brown and children. Greater MPB Church of Bowling Green will be hosting its pastors First Pastoral An niversary beginning this Sun day at 3 p.m. Guests, Elder Anthony Brown and Church of Lakeland. Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., guests will be Elder Issac Thomas and St. Mary PB Church of Punta Gorda; Aug. 2 at 7, Bishop Hall and Over seer Dolly Cook, BAM Inter national Ministries and True Miracle of Arcadia; Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m., guests Elder Ben jamin Curry and Greater Salem PB Church of Tampa; Aug. 5 at 3 p.m., Elder I. Lane and Zion Hill PB Church of Lakeland; and on Aug. 12 at 3, Elder Henry Lewis and Greater St. Luke PB Church of Palmetto. All are welcome. Battlefield of the Mind Womens Conference is July 26-28 at Greater Works Ministries, 2110 Oakhurst Dr., Winter Haven, Pastor Debra Halman, host. Thursday 7 p.m. guest speaker, Pastor Sharon Riley; Friday at 7, Dr. Ane Mercer; Saturday at 6 p.m., all-white attire, Our Father Event at Lake Eva in Haines City. Tickets are $50 per per son. Robert and sister Jocelyn Benson of Fort Meade visited last week in Bowling Green with grandmother Chiquita Daniels and family. Summer Splash-Bash is Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bowling Green Pyatt Park, 408 W. Main St. Fun games for the kids. Hosted by Trance/Formers, Nick Jones. Deepest sympathy to the family of Karen Burrus on her home-going. Echo Ministries is hosting a Back to School Backpack Bash at First Baptist Church, 4531 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall. Backpacks and school supplies will be given out. Free meals for school-age kids and teens at Summer Break Spot through July 31, Monday-Thursday. Lunch at Chester Grove MB Church, also a snack at 3 p.m. Lunch at Azalea Apartments, 121 Pleas ant St., Bowling Green, and Wauchula at First Baptist Church on MLK Avenue. 4-City NewsBy Henrietta Benson 448-6737 You probably won't be surprised to learn that it was Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: "A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it." Ever wonder why blue jeans are blue? When they were first designed by Levi Strauss, the people most likely to wear them were those who did a great deal of manual labor. Strauss rightly assumed the work was likely to be dirty, so he dyed his new trousers in digo to help hide stains. Statistics on sporting events show that 17 of the 20 sporting events with the most attendees every year are NASCAR races. Before horror author Stephen King became famous for novels such as "Carrie," "The Stand" and "The Shin ing," he wrote four novels and 60 short stories that failed to be accepted for publication. Historians report that Napoleon Bonaparte, when he wasn't busy conquering, en joyed ice skating. Do animals grieve their own? Perhaps so at least, some animals. When an ele phant dies, other elephants in the herd will cover the body with leaves and branches and often will stay with it for days. You may be surprised to learn that a Boeing 747 jet is longer from wingtip to wingtip than the distance of the Wright Brothers' first airplane flight. If you're enjoying summer picnics, you might want to keep in mind the fact that there are 1,500 known species of fleas and 9,500 known species of ants. Then again, that might be a factoid you'd rather forget. *** Thought for the Day: "Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him." H.L. Mencken(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver Dont Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM VOTER REGISTRATION OR CHANGESJuly 30, 2018 is the last day to register to vote or make any necessary changes you may need to make before the Primary Election. The Supervisor of Elections will be set up at Winn-Dixie (1133 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula) on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Supervisor of Elections office will remain open during this time for any additional assistance. soc7:19c A6 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018


H ARDEE L IVING One thing is very clear. When we snowbirds leave Brookside Bluff, life goes on. The latest big event was the July 4th celebration. It was very well attended and organized. Looking at the pictures sent to me by Terri Godin kinda makes me home sick for Brookside Bluff and my friends there. The parade was first class, and a lot of ef fort was made to decorate the golf carts. Everyone was impressed with the program and the atten dance. There were also games of trivia and corn hole. Kudos go to George and Bonnie Derr for all their work organizing the event! The winners for the best decorated golf cart were Jan and Sandy Hanson, Judy Smith and John Staib. The weather held for the event, but as usual it rained af terwards. The dinner was led by George and Bonnie and Paula Richardson. Main food was fried chicken from Publix and also included a pot luck anchored by deviled eggs. Yum! By this time everyone has heard about the tragic loss of a dog to a hungry alligator. We all hear about the dangers of alligators, but this lesson was close to home. The dog, Benji, belonged to Emily Schipper and is really missed. The incident happened at the retaining pond on the north end across from Crocks house. Please let this painful exam ple be a lesson to all of us about the dangers of wildlife in our park. Not just alligators but snakes and even spiders for ex ample. Once again the temperatures here in Michigan have been hotter than you know what! Many times it has been hotter here than in Florida, with temps as high as 100 degrees and high humidity, too. That is just not right! Even worse is that the fishing has been terri ble. God bless you all at Brook side and the more you send me, the more articles will be in the paper. Brookside Bluff NewsBy Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 COURTESY PHOTOSJuly 4th parade. The Vores. What were Hardee Countians thinking and talking about in the 1960s, or maybe the s? Each issue, we will revisit that corresponding week and year in a decade past, using old copies of The Florida Advo cate, the Hardee County Her ald or The Herald-Advocate. This week, the decade of The sJuly 22, 1938 Swim Sessions: In addition to various summer activities, swimming has been on the minds of Hardee County citi zens. A swim institute will be held at the Zolfo Springs pool beginning Aug. 3, with empha sis on how to prevent water ac cidents. The institute will teach non-swimmers how to swim and current swimmers how to improve their capabilities. It will also teach First Aid work. Police Primary: Sheriff C.S. Dishong has resigned from his post as he advances to his new appointment as a U.S. marshal. The Hardee County Demo cratic Executive Committee has scheduled a primary election to fill his vacancy. Many names have been discussed for prospects. There will be a qualifying fee of approximately $100 and funds raised from this will be used to pay for the primary. Shoe Sale: J.W. Earnest & Co. Department Store is hav ing its mid-summer sale for ladies and girls shoes. Its most popular brands and prices are straps for $1.77, pumps for $2.47, ties for $2.97, and sandals for $3.97. Products come from Friedman-Shelby and other well-known manufactur ers. Promising Print: A printed salesman always looks and feels his best. And, if his best is worth taking notice of, youll find hes every bit as welcome as anyone you could have sent to see your prospective customer. The Hardee County Herald offers print advertisement for low costs, in addition to giving advice and experience. Treasured Tools: Wauchula Hardware & Supply Co. has an island of tools for the everyday craftsman. A treasure island of the greatest Crusader Tool values we have ever been able to offer. Tools you need at prices that will please you, displayed for your convenient, leisurely selection in an en tirely new way. Decades Dear Editor: My name is Roxie Bentley. I was the first child my parents had. The story I am writing about today is one my Mama told me about when I was almost a year and three months old. She told me I had been watching my Daddy sharpening his pocket knife which he always carried with him. He also sharpened my Mama's paring knives and butcher knives. One morning after Daddy went to work, Mama began getting the noontime meal pre pared (at our house that meal was called "din ner"). She peeled potatoes and laid her paring knife on the edge of the table and took the potatoes in a pot of water over to the stove to cook. I watched what she did with the paring knife. While her back was turned, I managed to crawl over to the table, steal the paring knife and walk over to the steps that led upstairs. About that time the lady from next door came into the kitchen, saw me with the paring knife, feeling the knife blade like I had seen my Daddy do to see if the blade was sharp. Mama said the neighbor almost had a heart attack. My Mama told her not to worry. I had seen my Daddy do the same thing that morning to see if the knife was sharp. I was handling the knife just as carefully as I had seen my Daddy had. When Daddy broke the point off his knife he did not throw it away. He gave it to me. I would sharpen the knife until I had a point on it. I have always liked knives and have always carried one. Furthermore, I still carry a knife. Roxie Bentley WauchulaLetter To The Editor Roxie Bentley Has Loved Knives Since Childhood July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 NOTICE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGThe Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting of two County Commissioners, one School Board Member, and two Citizens Members, will hold an organizational meeting on Friday, August 3, 2018, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The organizational meeting will be held in the Hardee County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The purpose of the meeting is to provide procedural and operational information con cerning the function of the Value Adjustment Board and announce the tentative hearing dates for the Value Adjustment Board. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 196.194, 286.011, and 286.0105. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. For more information, please call the Value Adjustment Board Clerk at (863)773-4174 ext. 7227. Victoria L. Rogers, Ex-Officio Clerk, Hardee County Value Adjustment Board 7:19cPUBLIC 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 Building located at Pioneer Park, 2828 Pioneer Blvd, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The monthly meeting for July will be held on July 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM. 7:19cNOTICENotice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District received an application for a modification of water use permit application number 7025 from Team Pentecost, LLC to withdraw water from wells and/or surface waters. Application received: 7/3/2018. Predominant use type: Agriculture. Quantity: 1,301,200 gpd. Location: Sections 35, 36, 31, Township: 35 Range: 22, 23 in Manatee County and Hardee County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637 or through the Application & Permit Search Tools function on the Districts website at Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written objections and comments concerning the application within 14 business days from the date of this notice. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodations under the ADA should contact the Regulation Bureau at (813) 9857481 or 1-(800) 836-0797, TDD only 1-(800) 231-6103. 7:19p I am going to tell you this story. Don't print it. It is about one of Johnny's cousins (on his Mama's side, not mine). It seems these two guys were close. They were broth ers and knew all the secrets of each other. In their early 30s one became a preacher. He was pas tor of a large church. I always prepared my taxes early, in January and as soon as my W-2s came I filed. Johnny came over one day as I was doing the paperwork and told me the story of these cousins. The brother who was not the pastor would get all his checks from his harvest, tally up their totals and take the 10 percent to his brother's church. He would put this tithe on his income tax forms. Three months later when he filed the tax form, he would go to his brother and get him to give back his tithe in cash from the church (no paper work). The church is tax-ex empt so they did not have to account for this money. As is usual, all good things come to an end. The non-preacher got drunk one night and explained to a very new friend how to beat his taxes. One trouble, this new friend (he met that night) was an agent with the IRS. The preacher had a captive congregation for five years in the federal pen in Atlanta with his brother, I sup pose, as a deacon. Johnny was having a bad day, and it was only 4 a.m. It gets cold in south Georgia in the winter, and Johnny had taken a shower, mostly air-dry ing as he went to get his under wear. The air was almost as cold as the tile he was standing on while searching for a pair not quite as smelly as the one he took off. It was then he remembered his wife Cindy had put some clothes to wash last night. Yep, there they were in the dryer but still damp. Men, you know if you put on damp shorts in January, comfort is not the word you use. Hair dryer too cold. Dryer would wake Cindy. Heavens no, don't wake mama at 4 a.m. when it's cold and the possibil ity of waking the baby. The dryer would only dry a small place at a time. Ok, what's left. One minute in the microwave. He pushed the button, turned to get a cup of coffee. It was then he got that first whiff of smoke. The shorts were not that wet. Without thinking, the door is opened, and the kitchen fills with smoke. Not much fire just yet. A quick little dance took care of the flame, but nothing stopped the fire detector. A loud wail came from the nursery and a few choice words from the master bed room. Johnny quickly decided yesterday's boxers would have to do (Febreze had not been invented yet). As Cindy headed for the nursery Johnny slammed the truck door. He thought ten hours would lessen the verbs later. All for a pair of clean box ers. How lucky (blessed) we are! God always moves on His time. He gave us Reagan at a time in history when this na tion needed him. He has given us Trump as the exact moment in history when he was needed. Neither men were reli gious Christians, but so were some of the men God used in the Bible. But they were set in place and did the work God has before them. Both Reagan and Trump were Democrats, then moved to Republican. They, like myself, have altered the things I/they once believed and said. The Democrats beginning with President Woodrow Wilson wanted people to vote and get an education. They wanted the very ignorant to have a vote (Democrat) and educated just enough to follow their given instructions but not too much as to be able to think for themselves. That still today is the aim of the NEA. Past history, if any, is limited to just a few lines in a "social studies" book, no longer called history books. Take time to read your kids' laptop and books they are being taught from. Socialist/communist ideals are being taught to your kids. (Bernie Sanders and the 28year-old are examples of the future of over half of the U.S.) Mexico has been told the southwest U.S. was stolen from them. Their plans--flood enough into that area to vote the results they want, to get it back. If the boundaries had been set (after the war) as planned it would have been much farther south. They would not have the river to swim. And last but not least, thank God for the Electoral College. This little thing is the dividing part that makes the difference between a democ racy and a republic ... 538 del egates (one for each member of the U.S. House of Represen tatives and one for each member of the U.S. Senate) keeps up equal. As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula Notices


Upcoming Elections: 2018 Election Dates Early Voting August 16th August 25th 8:30am 5pm in the Library (315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula) Primary Election Day August 28th 7am 7pm Primary Registration Bookclosing July 30th soc7:12,19c 7:19-8:2p NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTYWHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVELEGAL INTEREST.The property will be sold at a public auction on the15th day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless theback taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873). To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale,contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, im mediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749,Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 1312 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A.Cunningham, TrusteeDescription of Property:Parcel Identification Number 20-34-27-0000-50050-0000DESCRPTION:625 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTSALL LESS S 15 ACRES OFSE1/4 OF SW1/4 PART OF 9185ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATEOR 228 P 790SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk 7:12-8:2c A8 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018 An African-American fam ily, the Walls, served the Gor don family, who were white, inrural Mississippi. They workedin the field from sun-up to sun-down. They milked the cowsand cleaned the Gordons’house. No money ever changedhands. The Walls ate whatever they could catch from the creek orkill in the woods, plus scrapsfrom the Gordon’s table. For bidden to see a newspaper or tolearn how to read and write, theWalls family had no idea whatwas going in the outside world. Though the Gordon family went to church, they failed tolive by some of Jesus’ mostbasic teachings: “Love one an other as I have loved you.” Oneday Lela Walls, the mother, andher daughter Mae age 5, werecalled up to the Gordon houseto clean it. There two menraped them, though the womanof the house protested. Lelawas told if she spoke of it toher husband, he would bekilled. Lela had already witnessed brutal beatings of her husband,beatings her children saw aswell. They had seen the whipwrap around their father’sbody; they had seen the bloodflow. Once, the beating hadbeen so savage they threwthemselves on their father’sbody to take the blows them selves. Maybe you are shaking your head, thinking, “This is anawful tale of the South frombefore the Civil War.” Thisstory, however, is from rural Mississippi, from about 1945to 1962 (see People March 26, 2007). The Wall family did notknow they were free people.They were still living the livesof slaves. God never intended people to be slaves. When He createdus, He placed us in a gardenwhere we could do life withHim, meeting Him in the coolof day. We destroyed God’s in tentions when we said “Yes” tothe tempter, who dared us tobelieve that God was not lov ing, but unfair and selfish. Soour enslavement to sin began. Enslavement to sin is con cealed in a multitude of dis guises. We can be enslaved byaddictions, held by the powerof alcohol, porn, drugs, food,anger, and more. We can be enslaved by en tanglement in a relationship,dependent on another personfor our identity, losing ourknowledge of ourselves. Wecan be enslaved by our culture,which puts upon us stereotypesbecause of our race, our educa tion, and our politics. We canbe enslaved by expectations toachieve and perform that pushus to be unbalanced in ourlives, neglecting family forwork, neglecting health formoney, neglecting friendshipsfor status. Ever since the Gar den of Eden, we are prone toslavery as a shadow is prone tolight. Out of His great mercy, God saw we sold ourselves to slav ery. So, He sent Jesus, his oneand only son, to set us free.When Jesus died on the cross, He paid sin’s price. WhenJesus rose from the dead onEaster, He broke sin’s power.This is why Jesus said, “If theSon has set you free, you arefree indeed (John 8:36)!” This is the sad part: Jesus has come to set you free, but youmust choose to be free. I seepeople who claim to be Jesusfollowers who still live asslaves. Sadly, some of thesefolks seem to have no desire tobe well. Maybe they’ve lost thehunger to be free. Mae Wall, the 5-year-old girl, did not lose her hunger tobe free. The Walls and the Gor dons parted ways, and theWalls ended up in Kensington,Louisiana, serving anotherwhite family. Mae was 18. Shewas called to the white family’shouse and told to clean it. Something in her soul told her she was no longer a slave.She refused. The family threat ened to kill her. She ran away,ran away from slavery to free dom. In time, she found out all white people were not mean.She learned to read and write,married, bought a house, andadopted four children. Maefound God made her to be asoul, not a slave. God made you to be a soul, not a slave. He made you tohave relationships, freely cho sen. He gave you a body to in habit and oversee. He put inyou a mind, with the ability tothink and feel. And He put inyou a heart, a will, so youcould decide how to live yourlife. The most important thing you can decide? Will you be aslave or a soul? Will You Be A Slave Or A Soul? 7/19/2018Sun DataRise: 6:43 AMSet: 8:22 PMDay Length13 hrs. 39 mins.Moon DataRise: 1:32 PMSet: 12:50 AMOverhead: 7:33 PMUnderfoot: 7:09 AMMoon Phase50% First QuarterMajor Times7:09 AM 9:09 AM7:33 PM 9:33 PMMinor Times12:50 AM 1:50 AM1:32 PM 2:32 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -47/20/2018Sun DataRise: 6:44 AMSet: 8:22 PMDay Length13 hrs. 38 mins.Moon DataRise: 2:28 PMSet: 1:27 AMOverhead: 8:19 PMUnderfoot: 7:56 AMMoon Phase59% Waxing GibbousMajor Times7:56 AM 9:56 AM8:19 PM 10:19 PMMinor Times1:27 AM 2:27 AM2:28 PM 3:28 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 7/21/2018Sun DataRise: 6:44 AMSet: 8:22 PMDay Length13 hrs. 38 mins.Moon DataRise: 3:23 PMSet: 2:04 AMOverhead: 9:06 PMUnderfoot: 8:42 AMMoon Phase69% Waxing GibbousMajor Times8:42 AM 10:42 AM9:06 PM 11:06 PMMinor Times2:04 AM 3:04 AM3:23 PM 4:23 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverage+Time ZoneUTC: -47/22/2018Sun DataRise: 6:45 AMSet: 8:21 PMDay Length13 hrs. 36 mins.Moon DataRise: 4:17 PMSet: 2:42 AMOverhead: 9:53 PMUnderfoot: 9:29 AMMoon Phase77% Waxing GibbousMajor Times9:29 AM 11:29 AM9:53 PM 11:53 PMMinor Times2:42 AM 3:42 AM4:17 PM 5:17 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 7/23/2018Sun DataRise: 6:45 AMSet: 8:21 PMDay Length13 hrs. 36 mins.Moon DataRise: 5:11 PMSet: 3:23 AMOverhead: 10:40 PMUnderfoot: 10:16 AMMoon Phase85% Waxing GibbousMajor Times10:16 AM 12:16 PM10:40 PM 12:40 AMMinor Times3:23 AM 4:23 AM5:11 PM 6:11 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -47/24/2018Sun DataRise: 6:46 AMSet: 8:20 PMDay Length13 hrs. 34 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:02 PMSet: 4:06 AMOverhead: 11:29 PMUnderfoot: 11:04 AMMoon Phase91% Waxing GibbousMajor Times11:04 AM 1:04 PM11:29 PM 1:29 AMMinor Times4:06 AM 5:06 AM6:02 PM 7:02 PMPredictionHunting or FishingGoodTime ZoneUTC: -4 7/25/2018Sun DataRise: 6:46 AMSet: 8:20 PMDay Length13 hrs. 34 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:52 PMSet: 4:52 AMOverhead: --:--Underfoot: 11:53 AMMoon Phase96% Waxing GibbousMajor Times--:---:--11:53 AM 1:53 PMMinor Times4:52 AM 5:52 AM6:52 PM 7:52 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -47/26/2018Sun DataRise: 6:47 AMSet: 8:19 PMDay Length13 hrs. 32 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:39 PMSet: 5:41 AMOverhead: 12:17 AMUnderfoot: 12:41 PMMoon Phase99% Waxing GibbousMajor Times12:17 AM 2:17 AM12:41 PM 2:41 PMMinor Times5:41 AM 6:41 AM7:39 PM 8:39 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -4 Solunar Forecast Provided courtesy of 1. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president was theshortest? 2. HISTORY: What agreement provided for thedissolution of the former So viet Union? 3. LITERATURE: Which book in the Harry Potter serieshas a mythical creature in itstitle? 4. TELEVISION: Who played Thurston Howell III on"Gilligan's Island"? 5. FOOD & DRINK: What is the method that in volves cooking food in sealedbags, usually in water? 6. GAMES: What com pany introduced the "HotWheels" toys and games? 7. GEOGRAPHY: How many U.S. states border theGulf of Mexico? 8. SCIENCE: What ele ment makes up 47 percent ofthe Earth's crust? 9. ART: Which art move ments was painter Max Ernstassociated with? 10. ANIMAL KING DOM: What is a group of kangaroos called? ANSWERS 1. James Madison, 5 foot 42. The Belavezha Accords3. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" 4. Jim Backus5. Sous-vide6. Mattel7. Five: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama andFlorida 8. Oxygen9. Dada and Surrealism 10. A troop or mob (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez On This Day:• In 1941 Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon "The MidnightSnack" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera• In 1967 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)• In 1980 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application• In 1983 The first three-dimensional recon struction of a human head in a CT is published.• In 1984 1st female to captain a 747 across At lantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)• In 1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen as 1st school teacher to fly aboard the space shuttle• In 2015 World Health Organization puts world's Ebola death toll at 11,284


TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Town of Zolfo Springs is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization Category in the amount of $700,000 in the FFY2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentages benefit to low and moderate-income persons for which the Town is applying are: Activity No. Activity Name CDBG Funds Estimated LMI Benefit 21A Administration $ 56,000.00 N/A 21B Engineering $ 40,900.00 N/A 03J Water Line Replacement $ 393,100.00 Over 51% 03J Sewer Line Replacement $ 210,000.00 Over 51% The Town of Zolfo Springs application proposes work in four potential Service Areas. The proposed activities in clude water main and sewer line replacement activities. Service Area No. 1 encompasses proposed water main improvements between portions of SR 64 between Pear Street and Oak Street; and Oak Street between SR 64 and 2nd Street. The proposed project will replace these piping networks with new water main piping, valves, fire hydrants, and other required improvements to provide suf ficient level of service to the residents. Service Area No. 2 encompasses proposed water main improvements along Hickory Street between Fourth Street and Seventh Street. The proposed project will replace these piping networks with new water main piping, valves, fire hydrants, and other required improvements to provide sufficient level of service to the residents. Service Area No. 3 is a town-wide benefit by completing rehabilitation of the Towns main Lift Station No. 1 that re pumps all of the Towns wastewater to the treatment facility. The existing piping has deteriorated to a point where it is beginning to fail (leaking) and needs to be replaced along with other associated rehabilitation needs. Service Area No. 4 includes rehabilitation of the Towns Lift Station No. 5. The existing piping has deteriorated to a point where it is beginning to fail (leaking) and needs to be replaced along with other associated rehabilitation needs. Service Area No. 5 and 6 are Unaddressed Need areas for further water main improvements. The service areas include portions of: South Poplar Street and North Palmetto Street. The Town of Zolfo Springs does not expect that anyone will be displaced as a result of CDBG-funded activities. If any persons are displaced as a result of the planned activities, the Town of Zolfo Springs will assist them as de scribed in the Town's anti-displacement and relocation policy, which is available for review at Town Hall. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at the Granger/Recre ation Building which is the White building next to main parking lot at Pioneer Park. The address for the public hearing is 2828 Pioneer Blvd, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The public hearing will be held on July 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. A draft copy of the application will also be available for review during normal business hours at Town Hall, 3210 US Highway 17 S., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 by noon on July 20, 2018. Persons wanting to submit written comments on the application should send them to Linda Roberson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 162, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890-0162 no later than August 8, 2018. A copy of the final application will be available for review at Town Hall no later than five days before the application due date. The application will be submitted to DEO on or before the application due date. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Linda Roberson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 162, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890-0162 or by phone at (863) 735-0405. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 9558771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the application. The disclosure will be made available by the Town of Zolfo Springs and DEO for public inspection upon request. The disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of five years. 1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION. THIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS THE EMPLOYMENT OF SECTION 3 & W/MBE PERSONS. 7:19cOPEN24 HOURS526 N. 6th Ave(Across from Nicholas Restaurant)112 W. PalmettoOpen: 7 days(Yellow bldg. behind old carwash)NEW MACHINES CLEAN A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-01732:8tfc Jeff Mann is quick to say he is not a politician but a smallbusiness owner in Polk County. For 30 years, he has been the owner and president of Mann Septic Tank Service in Bartow. He decided to run for the Florida House of Representa tives after years of working be hind the scenes with Tallahassee lawmakers to re duce regulations harming small businesses. Opposing him in the Republican primary is Melody Bell. Born in 1963, Mann is a life long resident of Polk County. His family has been in Florida since the 1800s. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and later the Florida Na tional Guard. He and wife Debra have been married for 33 years and have one son, Jesse, who is 18 and a recent graduate from Bartow High School. She manages the business and bookkeeping aspect of Mann Septic Tank Service. His candidacy for House District 56 has received the en dorsement of the Florida On site Wastewater Association. Mann was a Polk County firefighter and emergency medical technician from 1983 until 1996, having trained at Polk State College, where he also studied political science. He was president of the Polk County Professional Firefighters Association from 1994 until 1996. He has worked to enhance cancer legislation for firefighters. Manns District 56 candi dacy has been endorsed by the Polk County Firefighters As sociation, the Florida Profes sional Firefighters Association and the Police Benevolent Association. He has earned an A+ rating by the NRA and is endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Of special interest to Mann has been his work with the Polk County Special Olympics, where he has coached for more than 10 years. Because his son is autis tic, he has a personal interest in helping all children develop their full potential in educa tion, sports and business. He believes strongly in vo cational education as an im portant option for all students. He is a past member of the Polk County Work Force De velopment Board and of the Board of Directors for the Department of Children and Fam ilies. He wants to bring common sense back to governing, and is dedicated to common-sense environmental and water policies ensuring the needs of a growing population while pro tecting the environment. He believes in eliminating the duplication of multiple agencies performing the same task, and will work to streamline gov ernmental agencies to better serve the people of Florida. Mann believes in enhancing the funding for citrus research to protect Floridas citrus and agricultural industries. He served as chairman of the Polk County Agricultural Advisory Committee in 2001-02. He will continue working to keep Floridas citrus and agricul tural industry a number-one priority. The candidates main con cerns for District 56 is helping to create higher-paying jobs and reducing the regulations harming small businesses. He is dedicated to ensuring the people of District 56 have opportunities to provide for their families and to seek the great American dream of owning and operating their own small businesses. As a small business owner, he has earned the endorsement of the Florida Retail Federa tion, which is the voice of Florida retailing. The Florida House District 56 seat is currently held by Ben Albritton, who is termlimited out. District 56 in cludes the area of Polk County south of County Road 540A and all of Hardee and DeSoto counties. The Primary Election is Tuesday, Aug. 28. Mann Running On Republican Ticket For House District 56Mann Dear Editor: When I was born I was the child who was not planned. Growing up I suffered from a lot of physical and mental abuse by my father and mother. I never felt "good enough" to be in my family. I was putdown constantly and was told I was worthless and a "mis take." I was never the best at sports and never got the best grades in school, and they made sure that I was aware of that. I was 19 years old. That's when I found heroin. Alcohol and cocaine were just affairs. I thought heroin was my "true love." I thought I found what I was looking for to fill that void where all the pain was. The needle was my gun, and heroin was the bullet. The enemy used this weapon and tried to take my life many times. My lifestyle and choices in life led me to more than half of my adult life in a 6x9 cell where it became normal to watch somebody get stabbed, watch people fight every day. Prison never helped me or woke me up. It turned me into a monster or a "smarter" criminal. But God had other plans. Something was always missing in my life. That something was Jesus Christ. I've been to other programs before, but God brought me home to Caring People Recovery Center. By the grace of God it was finally over. God is a God of miracles. He's restored all the relation ships I destroyed while I was in my addiction. He's given me something I've never had be fore and that is "peace." I finally have peace in my heart. He's restored me and made me new. The moment He told me to take His hand and said let's go on the journey together I knew I would never be alone again. I'm full of gratitude to Car ing People Recovery Center and to now be a part of the team of people giving back. I am blessed to be where I am today. Brandon Ford, age 29 Caring People Recovery Center Bowling Green 375-3377Letter To The Editor Young Man Overcomes Heroin Addiction, Now Helping Others You do things sometimes without thinking about it because you've done it so many times. The thing about it is that someone else had to point it out to me because I didn't notice what I had done. Do you remember me writing about potting the peace lilies and the rose cuttings? Let me tell you, every last one of them rooted and have sprouted new leaves. I don't know how the roses survived. I stripped all the leaves off, stuck the stems in the potting soil, put a glass jar over the cuttings and waited to see if it would root. I kept a close watch on them, and they all started to sprout new growth. When the new leaves were fully formed I took the jars off. The jars served as a mini green house, and they were no longer needed. Now for the shocker, someone noticed the thorns on the cuttings were pointing down instead of up. I had stuck all but two of them in the potting soil upside down. My son asked me, "Will they grow like that?" I have no an swer. All I know is they are full of new leaves. They look healthy, but it does look unusual to see the thorns pointing downward. It leads me to wonder if it makes any difference in the way you stick them in the potting soil. Oh well, I guess only time will tell. I haven't had a vegetable garden in a while. I have started clearing the weeds and grass from a former garden spot with the thought that if I start now it would be ready to plant in time for a fall garden. Getting older has its drawbacks. It takes a little longer to ac complish a task than it used to, and you get tired a little quicker. Age does have its rewards though. You can go to bed when you want to and get up when you want to, and you can pretty much do things you have to do on your own time. I guess if you weigh the drawbacks against the rewards, I'll take the rewards every time. Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-4533589. Peavys PonderingsBy Jonell PeavySugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g T T h h i i s s D D a a y y : : National Daiquiri Day Get to Know Your Customers Day National Hotdog Day Flight Attendant Safety Professionals' Day National Flitch Day National Raspberry Cake Day Stick Out Your Tongue Day New Friends Day Research suggests the hardest languages to learn are Chinese and Arabic. Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham to win a bet against his publisher who thought that he could not complete a book with only 50 words. July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9


7:19c Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq 7:19p COLORFUL CREATIONS COURTESY PHOTO As a part of a summertime “Sea Creatures” series at Heartland Events in Bowling Green, these children cameready to learn about mixed-media art from local artist Meagan Albritton. They tested their talents painting theirown renditions of a jellyfish. Showing their artwork are (front row, from left) Grady Manning, Eli Samuels, HarperManning, Addison Lanier, Robert Albritton and Madelyn Albritton; (back row) Tiara Ray, Gehrig Friers and Jo celyn Albritton with instructor Albritton. Additional art classes include “Is It a Magic Fish? Or a Mermaid,” aStingray Adventure and “Sea Turtle’s Journey.” COURTESY PHOTO Weston Trott (left) and Will Cornell both earned perfectscores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testscience exam while still fifth graders at Wauchula Ele mentary School. Weston also received a perfect scoreon the Florida Standards Assessments math test. Theboys will be headed to junior high next month. Westonis the son of Ian and Kim Trott. Will is the son of W.W.and Claire Cornell. PERFECT SCORES DRONE BUZZ COURTESY PHOTO The Range Cattle Research & Education Center in Ona recently held an informa tional program on drones. Speakers were John Rouse of the University of Florida’sOffice of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, who gave a presentation on “Safety and Com pliance Orientation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones”; and Wes Anderson, aUF wildlife ecology and conservation doctoral student, along with Vivienne Sclaterand Kevin Main, both of the Archbold Biological Station, presenting “Using Dronesfor Rangeland Monitoring.” These talks were recorded and will be available for view ing on the center’s website. Shown at the program are (from left) Rouse, Anderson,Sclater and Main. To learn about upcoming programs, join the center’s email listby messaging or calling 735-1314. FEEDER CALVES COURTESY PHOTO Chris Prevatt provided an Ona Beef Cattle & Forage Economics Highlight with hispresentation, “Marketing 2018 Feeder Calves.” The recording of his July 10 pres entation is available on the Range Cattle Research & Education Center website in the virtual classroom under “webinars.” The next Ona Highlight will be held on Aug. 14 at 11 a.m., with Jim Strickland presenting, “Con servation Easements from a Rancher's Perspective.” Strickland is vice chairman ofthe Florida Conservation Group and the owner of Blackbeard's Ranch. Those inter ested in seeing the presentation can register to watch online by webinar or call735-1314 to register to attend in person. Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) 773-3255 The A10 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTYWHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVELEGAL INTEREST.The property will be sold at a public auction on the15th day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless theback taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873). To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale,contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, im mediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749,Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 1308 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A.Cunningham, TrusteeDescription of Property:Parcel Identification Number 15-34-27-0000-53270-0000DESCRIPTION640 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTSALL OF SECTION 15 34S 27EPARK OF 9185 ACRE TRACT OR228 P 790 LESS PHOSPATESUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk 7:12-8:2c


Herald-AdvocateThursday, July 19, 2018 B THE By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern Do you enjoy playing board games? Video games? It’s easy for someone in a rural farm com munity to feel like the odd one out for enjoyinggaming more than outdoor activities. But a local youth pastor is working hard to change that. T.J. Blankinship, who grew up loving games in a rural area, wants to create a community forpeople like him. And he’s doing just thatthrough the Sanctuary Gaming Club, which isopen to people of all ages in the community. There’s no need to sign up. Just show up and join in! Despite being held at a church, the Sanctuary Gaming Club is not a church function. One ofthe club rules is that everyone needs to be re spectful – if people want to talk about their be liefs, that’s fine, and if people don’t want to talkabout their beliefs, that’s fine as well. And foullanguage isn’t allowed out of respect to thechurch that has provided the space for the club. That space is at Riverview Heights Mission ary Baptist Church in Wauchula, where Blank inship is the youth pastor. The church, DrugFree Hardee and The BattleZone, a game storein Sebring, are partnering with this new club tohelp create a gaming community in HardeeCounty. While people are welcome to bring their own games and cards, many games are pro vided for gamers to use, including boardgames, PlayStation4 multiplayer games, androleplaying games. Gaming can be expensive,Blankinship says, so he wants it to be free whenpossible at the club. The only expenses at the club are snacks and drinks and card packs for games like Pokmonand Magic: The Gathering, since players needtheir own cards for those games. During the summer, the Sanctuary Gaming Club is open Tuesdays to Thursdays from noonto 6:30 p.m. and on Fridays from noon to 10p.m. Friday evenings also include “FridayNight Magic” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for Magic:The Gathering players. There are occasionallyspecial events on Saturdays. Due to some church events, though, the club will not be open on July 19-20 or July 31-Aug.1. Starting on Aug. 10, school-year hours will be in effect. They are Tuesdays-Thursdays from3 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3 to 10 p.m., stillincluding Friday Night Magic from 6:3 to 10. There currently is only one regular volun teer, Justin Davis, who helps with the SanctuaryGaming Club, but Blankinship says there areother people who assist when they are there andseveral of the youth from his church are goodat self-policing. There have been barely anydiscipline issues, Blankinship says. He wants the club to be an extension of the home. One of his “10 Commandments of SGC”is to “Respect your parents. We’re going to.” Parents are encouraged to tell Blankinship any rules they want their child to follow, includ ing food restrictions, and the club leaders “willhonor without compromise.” Children elementary school age and younger will need someone to come along to supervisethem. Youth who are old enough to be droppedoff – junior high and up – will need to sign inwith a parent’s phone number when they arrive. Parents who drop their kids off are urged to either send a drink or money to buy one withtheir child. If you have questions about the Sanctuary Gaming Club or are interested in volunteering,you can contact Blankinship or on social media @sgcwauch-ula Riverview Heights Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1321 E. Main St. inWauchula. GET YOUR GAME ON Local Gaming Club Welcomes All PHOTOS BY JENNIFER McCONKEY T.J. Blankinship started the Sanctuary Gaming Club for all those who love to play games. These are just a sampling of the games – board and video – available for any member of the public to come playat Sanctuary Gaming Club. Sanctuary Gaming Club is held at Riverview HeightsMissionary Baptist Church in Wauchula. The church is east of U.S. 17 on Main Street. Days and times are plen tiful. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate His is a debut more than 30 years in the making. Marcus Conerly will make his directorial debut on Fridaynight with the opening of themusical revue “Dreamers &Doers” at the Drs. ThakkarPavilion at Highlands LittleTheatre in Sebring. Conerly lends his voice to the quartet of Isaac Hernandez,Olivia Gallo and Dawn HorneSmith to bring a collection ofBroadway’s most uplifting,upbeat and inspirational songsthat span of range of genresfrom some of the Great WhiteWay’s classic and newestshows. The 41-year-old Wauchula native’s journey through songand dance in many waysseems the thing of fairy taleand whimsy. “I always knew I loved music and have been singingfor as long as I can remember,”Conerly said. “I guess I'vebeen getting attention for itsince I was about 4 or 5.” The son of Wayne and Dot tie Conerly, Marcus is theyoungest of a trio of siblingsthat include Cindy Roberts andLeslie Loughlin. It was hiding nervously be hind sister Leslie that 5-year-old Marcus made his singingdebut before a meeting of theWauchula Junior Woman’sClub. “I was supposed to be singing ‘The Candy Man’ butmostly hid behind my sister,”Conerly recalled. Earning a bachelor's degree in political science in thespring of 1999, he would landhis first professional entertain ing gig less than a month later,playing Roger in The MarkTwo Dinner Theater’s produc tion of “Grease” in Orlando. Eventually migrating from Orlando to New York City,Conerly gained notoriety withstints in “Gutter Star: The Pa perback Musical” at the NewYork Fringe Festival and sev eral cabaret showcases atDon't Tell Mama in New York. ‘Dreamers & Doers’ is Con erly’s attempt to inspire otherswith the music that has been asource of positive energy in hislife and touched his heart. “I decided on the theme of ‘Dreamers & Doers’ because Iwanted to do something posi tive,” said Conerly. “I figuredwe had enough negativity thatis fed to us every day, and Iwanted to be able to share ashow of positive Broadwaysongs that would send the au dience out with a smile ontheir faces.” The four featured vocalists are experienced actors on themain stage of Highlands LittleTheatre. Most notably, Con erly and Smith were the co-stars of last season’sproduction of the “Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat.” “Dreamers & Doers” is being presented in two actswith a 15-minute intermission. “Every song we have chosen follows the theme of positiv ity,” Conerly said. “We havechosen a mix of songs thatrange from brand new musi cals to classics and everywherein between. I think people will not be disappointed with theshow we have for them.” “Dreamers & Doers” runs this Friday and Saturday at7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at2:30 p.m. Doors open one hourprior to show times. Ticketsare $15 for adults and $8 foryouth and are available bycalling the box office at (863)382-2525 or online at high Hardee County Native Makes Directorial Debut In Sebring PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK Dawn Horne Smith and Marcus Conerly star in ‘Dream ers & Doers’ at Highlands Little Theatre. Teenage sensations Olivia Gallo and Isaac Hernandez are featured in the inspirational musical.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDWARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL INTEREST. The property will be sold at a public auction on the 15th day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless the back taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collectors Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873). To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale, contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873). The holder of the following tax certificate has filed the certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1310 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cunningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel Identification Number 16-34-27-0000-565400000 DESCRIPTION 390 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL W OF RD LESS 1975.13 FT THEREOF PART OF 9185 ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATE OR228P790 16 34S 27E SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemed according to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk 7:12-8:2c Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Of fice: Ma Dolores Ramirez Guz man, 67, of Wauchula, and Jose Rogelio DeLaRosa, 71, of Wauchula. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: James D. Hill vs. Stephanie Shelton, final judgment for $985. Pamela R. Sellers vs. An drew Rupert, voluntary dis missal. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the Circuit Court: Hallei Shayann Mushrush and Florida Department of Revenue vs. Richard Curtis Wainwright Jr., child support. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Gabino Truelove and Hollis Ann Morantes, foreclosure. Jacob Patrick Decker and Mandy Decker, petition for di vorce. Tamara D. Cook Williams and Keithrick Williams, peti tion for divorce. U.S. Bank National Association vs. Heirs of Pamela Newsome, foreclosure. Amanda Tindell Bissette and Coby Daniel Nuccio, petition for divorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Jimmy Moss vs. Lawrence Smith, injunction for protec tion against violence. GMAT Legal Title Trust vs. Tina Grice on behalf of Haley Sarah-Elizabeth Grice and as personal representative of the estate of Harry L. Grice Jr., final judgment of foreclosure. Juni Trott Baker and Justin Ray Baker, modification of visitation. Emily Yvette Caballero and William Griffin, final judg ment of divorce. Cassandra Kersey and James McCafferty, final judgment of divorce. Candace S. ONeal vs. Kevin M. Watson, order for civil contempt enforcement. Cassandra Amelia Cisneros and Jacob Rodriguez, final judgment of divorce. Maria DelCarmen Silva and Raul Zamora Velazquez, final judgment of divorce. Rafael Lopez DeJesus and Iventh Gonzalez Aranna, final judgment of divorce. Roberto Martinez and Michelle Leigh Martinez, final judgment of divorce. Bonnie Patterson-James as personal representative of the estate of Bonnie Elouise Pat terson vs. Hardee Manor Healthcare Center, dismissal. U.S. Bank National Association vs. Bobby Craig Harris, order granting substitute plain tiff of Collins Asset Group and granting deficiency judgment. Michelle Ivette Hernandez and Florida Department of Revenue vs. Matthew Geray Washington, judgment for sup port. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Kathleen Whaley, voluntary dis missal. Antonio Ornelas and FDOR vs. Rosario Ornelas, enforce ment of administrative support order. Reina Ann Medrano and FDOR vs. Josie Marie Medrano, child support order and enforcement of adminis trative support order. Elizabeth Ann Allen and FDOR vs. Andrew Michael Rupert, enforcement of admin istrative support order. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Nicolas Miranda to Bib ianna Augustina SantiagoSanchez, for $65,000. Wayne Collier to Higher Development, for $55,500. 3-C Partnership to Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula, for $525,000. Parnell & Evans Ranch to Peter W. and Kathleen B. Marovich, for $220,000. Harry Osco and Pamela Sue Northup to Robert Rehark, for $192,500. Minkslide Holding to Sonya K. Peeler, for $118,500. Darby Jones as trustee of Jessica Gill Trust to Nicholas and Leticia Cortez Miranda, for $223,000. John H. ONeal as special magistrate to Khamphay and Chanpheng Phetbounthavong, for $30,000. 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 July 15, Roy J. Carr, 23, of 1123 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with battery. July 14, Marina Lucero Villafranca, 22, of 1922 Stansfield Ave., Wauchula, was jailed on a charge of battery by Dep. Christopher Bandy. July 13, Damiah Nicole Hostetler, 38, of 910 Alabama St., Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, using a structure to sell drugs and possession of narcotics equipment. July 13, a theft was reported on the 1400 block of U.S. 17 North. July 12, Henry Jordan, 56, of 623 Jordans Labor Camp St., Ona, was jailed on charges of battery and assault with a deadly weapon by Dep. Beth Gainous. July 12, Neil Wesley Anderson, 38, of 910 Alabama St., Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of nar cotics equipment. July 12, a break-in was reported at a residence in the 2900 block of Redbird Lane. July 12, thefts occurred on the 6200 block of County Road 663 North and the 500 block of Fairfax Drive. July 11, Marcus Roberts, 39, of 5439 Tom Bryan Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged with violation of an injunction for protection, use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resisting an officer without violence and an out-of-county warrant. July 11, Amado Garcia, 28, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by the Drug Task Force on charges of violation of probation, possession of narcotics equipment, posses sion of methamphetamine, resisting an officer without violence and three counts of withholding support from children. July 11, Shimar Jackson, 28, of 515 Bon Air St., Lakeland, was taken into custody by the Drug Task Force on four capiases for failure to appear in court. July 11, Astaccia Lynette Hardesty, 32, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was jailed on a resisting an officer without violence charge by the Drug Task Force. July 11, Hector Rodriguez, 22, of 4416 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Yolanda Hernandez and charged with aggravated battery and child abuse. July 11, Bobby Lewis Thompkins, 45, of 1212 Martin Luther King Ave., Wauchula, was taken into custody on a pro bation violation charge by Det. Lyle Hart. July 11, Stacey Santellan, 34, of 135 McEwen Road, Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with violation of probation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment and child abuse. July 11, Marcelo Hernandez, 26, of 140 McEwen Road, Wauchula, was jailed by the Drug Task Force on charges of pos session of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment and child abuse. July 11, Jose Carlos Martinez, 38, of 518 Fifth St. E., Zolfo Springs, was taken into custody by the Drug Task Force on an out-of-county warrant and on a charge of withholding child sup port. July 11, Lauro Jose Ysasi, 22, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with two counts of probation violation by the Drug Task Force. July 11, a theft occurred on the 1900 block of Rigdon Road. July 10, thefts were reported in the 600 block of Sally Place and in the 4100 block of Alderman Road. July 10, a fight occurred at Mowatt Street and Will Duke Road. July 9, Felipe DaSilva, 18, of 4848 Gloucester Ct., Fort Myers, was taken into custody by Dep. Dan Arnold on four capi ases for failure to appear in court. July 9, a vehicle on the 1000 block of South Sixth Avenue was reported burglarized. WAUCHULA July 15, Abigail Ramirez, 27, and Juan Rico, 27, both of 787 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Robert Spencer and each charged with battery. July 14, Pablo Vargas Torres, 36, of 613 E. Summit St., Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influ ence of alcohol or drugs by Ofc. Estella Islas. July 13, Anita Belcher Platt, 59, of 1875 Dishong Road, Wauchula, was taken into custody by Ofc. Rene Benavidez on a probation violation charge. July 12, Shannon Shoffner, 40, of 3332 E. Main St., Wauchula, was jailed by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of methampheta mine, smuggling contraband into a correctional facility and pos session of narcotics equipment. July 11, animal cruelty was reported on the 600 block of East Oak Street. July 10, thefts occurred in the 100 block of Hogan Street and in the 200 block of Walton Avenue. July 9, Shane Dylan Shepard, 28, of 2926 Redbird Lane, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Rene Benavidez on a pro bation violation charge. July 9, Christopher Lynn King, 28, of 1066 Wild Turkey Lane, Wauchula, was jailed on a probation violation charge by Ofc. Rene Benavidez. July 9, a theft occurred in the 400 block of South 10th Av enue. BOWLING GREEN July 9, residential burglaries were reported in the 4500 block of Mason Dixon Avenue and the 4600 block of Maple Av enue.MEETING NOTICEThe Insurance Committee will meet Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Cham bers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida. For more information, please call the Hardee County Human Resource Department at 863-773-2161. 7:19c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDWARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL INTEREST. The property will be sold at a public auction on the 8th day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless the back taxes are paid. To make payment or for questions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collectors Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873). To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale, contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873). The holder of the following tax certificate has filed the certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.:10 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Ed Pressler and H.P. Pressler, Jr. Description of Property: Parcel Identification Number 13-35-23-0000-400300000 360 AC 1/16 OF 1/2 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL OF SECTION EXCEPT S1/2 OF SE1/4 & LESS THAT PART OF SW1/4 OF NE1/4 OF SE1/4 LYING E OF RD & LESS S1/2 OF SW1/4 OF NE1/4 & LESS SW1/4 OF SE1/4 OF NE1/4 & LESS SE1/4 OF SE1/4 OF NW1/4 & LESS E1/2 OF NE1/4 OF SW1/4 & LESS NW1/4 OF SE1/4 & LESS NW 1/4 OF NE1/4 OF SE1/4 & LESS THAT PART OF THE SW1/4 OF NE1/4 LYING WEST OF ROAD & LESS NW1/4 OF SW1/4 13 355 23E SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemed according to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk7:5-26c Notices NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDWARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL INTEREST. The property will be sold at a public auction on the 8th day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless the back taxes are paid. To make payment or for questions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collectors Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873). To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale, contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873). The holder of the following tax certificate has filed the certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1306 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cun ningham Trustee Description of Property: Parcel Identification Number 09-34-27-0000-525000000 600 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS PART OF 9185 ACRE TRACT IN ALL 9 34S 27E LESS NW1/4 OF NW1/4 LESS PHOSPHATE SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemed according to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk7:5-26c Are You Concerned Your Child Is Going Down The Wrong Path?DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE PREVENTION HELPLINE1-866-757-0634 B2 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018


The YMCA squad came out on top of a three-way tourna ment to determine the kickballchampion of Hardee County. The inaugural tournament was held Saturday and organ ized by the Hardee CountyBranch of the Sarasota FamilyYMCA. “This was our first of many tournaments to come,” saidJonathan Joles, executive di rector of the Hardee Branch. The Hardee Branch of the YMCA issued a challenge toother organizations in thecounty to compete in a “goodole fashioned” kickball tourna ment, Joles said. Answering the challenged were two teams: First NationalBank of Wauchula and Florida Hospital Wauchula. The tournament’s first par ing was saw Florida HospitalWauchula face the squad fromthe YMCA as First NationalBank drew a bye. YMCA won the first round match and moved on to playFirst National Bank. The sec ond round saw the YMCAteach shut down the Bankersfor its second win of the day. First National Bank and Florida Hospital Wauchulafaced each other in the thirdround. The hospital squad tookthe win. The tournament round saw a rematch between Florida Hos pital Wauchula and the squadfrom the YMCA. “Florida Hospital came out strong with lots of vengeance,”said Joles. The YMCA squad managed to rally back to emerge victorsin a 3-2 match as time expiredin the bottom of the fourth in ning. “Everyone involved had an absolute blast and we are look ing forward to the next tourna ment in the late fall,” Jolessaid. Information on future tour naments will be posted on theYMCA’s Facebook page. A tournament trophy will be up for grabs in futureevents. “For the moment it is proudly positioned in the frontoffice of the YMCA,” Jolessaid. YMCA Squad Takes Win In Kickball Tournament COURTESY PHOTOS The inaugural Hardee County kickball tournament saw competition from teams from the YMCA, First National Bank of Wauchula, and Florida Hospital Wauchula. The Hardee Branch of the Sarasota Family YMCA were the champions of the kickballtournament. The squad from Florida Hospital Wauchula finished the tournament in second place. Third place honors went to the squad from First National Bank of Wauchula. 7:19c 7:19c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTYWHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVELEGAL INTEREST.The property will be sold at a public auction on the8th day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless theback taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact theHardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 773-9144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873). To receivefurther information regarding the Tax Deed Sale,contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, im mediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749,Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 1307 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cun ningham, TrusteeDescription of Property:Parcel Identification Number 10-34-27-0000-57500-0000560 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTSALL OF SECT LESS W1/2 OFNW1/4 PART OF 9198 ACRETRACT LESS PHOSPHATE OR 228 P 790SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk 7:5-26c Red Snapper Season EndsOn Friday If you haven’t made it out yet, the final day of red snap per season is tomorrow (Fri day). The season closes on Satur day for recreational anglersfishing from private vesselsand for charter captains whodo not have a federal reef fishpermit. The federal season for forhire operations with federalreef fish permits is openthrough Saturday, closing onSunday. To learn more about the 40day recreational red snapperseason in Gulf state and fed eral waters, including seasonsize and bag limits, Federal fishery managers are expected to announce anAtlantic red snapper season forfederal waters soon. Learnmore at July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3 1. Baltimore's Trey Mancini tied a record in 2016-17 by hit ting eight home runs in his first17 major-league games. Whoelse did it? 2. Pitchers Octavio Dotel and Edwin Jackson hold themajor-league mark for playingfor the most teams. Howmany? 3. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected four future Pro Foot ball Hall of Fame players inthe 1974 NFL Draft. Namethree of them. 4. In 2017, Duke tied the record for most times beingranked No. 1 in The Associ ated Press men's basketballpreseason poll. Who else hasheld the ranking nine times? 5. The Nashville Predators set a franchise record in the2017-18 season for most victo ries for a season (53). In whatseason was the previousrecord? 6. Who was the last Ameri can woman before ShalaneFlanagan in 2017 to win theNew York City Marathon? 7. The 2018 Masters fea tured the fourth consecutivegolfer to win his first major atthat event. Name three of thefour. ANSWERS 1. Toronto's Carlos Delgado (1993-94) and Colorado'sTrevor Story (2016). 2. Each has pitched for 13 teams. 3. Lynn Swann, Jack Lam bert, John Stallworth and MikeWebster. 4. North Carolina.5. The Predators won 51 games in the 2006-07 season. 6. Miki Gorman, in 1977.7. Jordan Spieth, Danny Willett, Sergio Garcia andPatrick Reed. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. 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A partnership between the city and the Wauchula Com munity RedevelopmentAgency, the proposal waspitched by City Manager TerryAtchley. “You have been very suc cessful with partnering withthe CRA and (Hardee County)IDA (Industrial DevelopmentAgency) on four different proj ects so far,” Atchley told citycommissioners. “We still havea need for in-fill housing.” Tentative plans call for the city to convert vacant lots ac quired by the city – usuallythrough foreclosures fromliens – into sites for residentialhomes. The lots and homewould then be sold to privateindividuals, returning the im proved property to the tax roll. “The city has ended up with a lot or two, and we would liketo develop a program to usethose properties for in-fillhousing,” Atchley said. “In-fill housing” is a term used to describe efforts to addresidential homes to regions ofresidential housing that stillcontain sporadic vacant lots. The pilot program will begin on a single lot in the 200 blockof West Bay Street. The property, according to Assistant City Manager OliviaMinshew, was acquired by thecity through foreclosure fol lowing unpaid code enforce ment liens. “The property owner was deceased,” Minshew said. CRA Director Jessica New man will be heading the initia tive. “We will plan to build a house on the lot for a moder ate, middle-income demo graphic,” Newman said. Newman said it is hoped the program will increase homeownership within the city byproviding “needed single-fam ily housing.” “If this first attempt is suc cessful then we will continuethe process again with other viable lots that the city cur rently owns or may come toown in the future,” Newmansaid. Officials have tentatively budgeted $180,000 in theCRA budget to support theproject. City officials are also in the process of working with theHardee County CommunityDevelopment Office to de velop potential partnership op portunities such as anagreement that gave life to thecity-led “Paint the Town” pro gram. “We were able to form a successful partnership withthem for the Paint the Townprogram and will continue towork together in an effort toenhance the funding that bothagencies have for the better ment of our community,”Newman said. If the funding remains in the CRA’s final budget that goesinto effect Oct. 1, city officialswould still have to adopt a for mal plan detailing qualifica tions for potential buyers, ahousing design, and gothrough the bid process forconstruction. Wauchula Constructs Plan To Enter The Housing Market PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The city of Wauchula is hoping to return this overgrown lot – acquired by the cityby foreclosure following code liens – to the tax roll with a new initiative through theWauchula Community Redevelopment Agency to build residences that would, in turn, be sold to private landowners. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate Big changes are in the air for the Wauchula Municipal Air port. Work is expected to begin in the coming days on a feder ally-backed multi-million-dol lar overhaul of the facility. “Mobilization starts next week,” said Olivia Minshew,assistant city manager, According to Minshew, the initial phase of the more than$2 million grant-funded proj ect will be to clear overgrowntrees and vegetation flankingthe northern and southern endsof the runways. Flight operations are ex pected to remain relatively un affected until Aug. 27, whencrews will begin reconstruc tion of the runway – a projectthat is expected to close the fa cility to flight traffic for atleast 60 days. “During this time they will be milling the runway, demo ing and installing all new elec trical along the runway,installing the new asphalt,grading and sodding shouldersof the runway and adding tem porary markings,” Minshewsaid. The facility is expected to reopen to flight traffic on Oct.25. The final phase will occur sometime in November whencrews return to install perma nent markings on the runwayafter the surface is allowed tocure for 30 days. The Wauchula Municipal Airport is financed through the city’s Airport Fund, the small est of the municipality’s enter prise accounts. The airport raises the bulk of its operating funds through thesale of aviation fuel and col lection of rental fees for onsite hangars. Rental fees are expected to generate $100,716 in the up coming year, a number that hasheld relatively steady over thepast five years. The sale of aviation fuel, however, is projected to con tinue a downward trend. Wauchula Municipal Airport sold $204,375 in fuel duringthe 2014-15 budget year butsales have been on a generaldecline ever since. Sales in the upcoming year are projected to hit only$100,000. The facility is expected to be fully operational well beforethe arrival of dozens of gyro planes for the annual Bensen Days fly-in March 26-30. The airport is also home to Harvest Aviation, a Christiannon-profit that airlifts suppliesto serve missionary activitiesin the South American countryof Belize. Airport Renovations Set To Begin FILE PHOTO Renovations at Wauchula Municipal Airport are expected to start this week as crews begin the arduous task of thinning overgrown vegetation and trees from the north and south approaches of the runway. July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5


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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. CHARLEY FLESHER (863) 781-2867 cnflesherii@ 3 CITRUS GROVES AVAILABLE 6 acres of abandoned grove, 8 in well with Deutz power unit. Asking price $105,000. 29 acres citrus grove with oak & native trees on border. Asking price $180,000. 69 acres working citrus grove with 40X60 pole barn and (2) 12 wells with diesel power units. Asking price $420,000. HOME ON 1+ ACRE Cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with country feel yet close to town. Home has fresh paint, new tile kitchen countertops & stainless appliances. Asking price $87,500. HARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $13.52-$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/Spotter (FL A CDL Air Brake, Tanker, and Hazardous Materials) $11.72 $16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr.+ ben. pkg. Job descriptions @ w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl7:12-19c YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions TERRYMIKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfcFREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfc Advantage Realty #1 Marcus Steven Lambert P.A. "Mark"Realtor Broker Associate 743 US 27 S. 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The job offered is for a skilled farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour and piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Edgecombe / Nash County, 110 Fountain Park Dr., Suite A2, Battleboro, NC 27809, (252) 977-3306, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10897407. EOE. H-30018184-266035. cl7:19c The original name for butterfly was flutterby ROTARY MOWER, 6 ft cut, 3-point hitch, good condition, $1,400, 863-832-0181. 7:12,19p DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able, 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p SECURITY-HARDEE CAMPUS (PT) Application deadline: 7/25/18. Please visit http:// for detailed position announce ment. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/ VETS PREF. 7:12,19c GENERAL FARM LABORER for local farm bilingual 813-3677190. 7:5-8:2p Help Wanted Agriculture WANTED: Experienced Leverman Maintenance Mechanic Foreman/Supervisor Electri cian Experienced Boatman Deckhand for local dredging company with several years of work with projects at Mosaic. MSHA training a plus. Must pass background/drug test. EOE/ DFW. Contact by email: 813634-2517 7:19-8:9c 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 Help Wanted MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY $12$15 hour, Ez Products, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Must have experience and use hand tools and small power tools. Work manship and quality work very important. Must have high school diploma 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 7:19-8:23p 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 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 DOUBLE-WIDE M.H. at Charlie Creek Sub. 5 BR, 3 B on 4 lots, 863-781-6441. Traila Doble M.H. en Charlie Creek Sub. 5 recama ras 3 Baos en 4 lotes. 7:19-8:16p 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 Pets Mobile Homes Lost/Found B6 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018


Michelle Williamson Broker Everything We Touch Turns To $old 559 Bost Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873 THIS BREATHTAKING 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME 2.5+/ACRES OFFERS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF CLASSIC ELEGANCE AND GRACIOUSLY APPOINTED EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE LIVING. The picturesque drive welcomes you to this secluded home with over 2500 sq ft. PROVIDING THE UTMOST IN PRIVACY and EXCLUSIVITY. 1007 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266863-494-9009thewilliamsongrouprealty.comcl7:19c 1625 Kazen Road, Wauchula, FL 33873 DREAMER'S PARADISE! This 5.5 acre parcel is cleared and ready for your dream home. You will love that you can live in the country but only be minutes from town and shopping. This property is zoned for all of your agricultural needs, so bring your animals, plant your garden/farm, live off the land and even farm to table. The property does have paved road frontage and the owner is motivated to sell. Perfect place at the Perfect Price! Brandi Long Real Estate Agent 863-990-7256 Erica Bautista Sales Associate 863-244-1957 $227,500 $65,000 4443 NW North Rd., Arcadia, FL 34266 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. SW Fletcher St., Arcadia, FL 34266 PERFECT PROPERTY IN ARCADIA FOR YOUR RANCH OR DREAM HOME. This 22 +/acres is fenced, cleared yet close to town. $219,000 207,000 Security Officersin Hardee CountyFull/Part Time $12Call 904-384-8071or apply online cl7:12-8:2c POLL WORKERS AND DEPUTIES ARE THE BACKBONE OF ELECTIONSHardee County Supervisor of Elections is looking for a few good men and women to be poll workers and deputies. Requirements Are: Over the age of 18 Registered to vote in Hardee County Capable of sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time Never been convicted of a felony Able to stoop, bend, and lift approxi mately 40 pounds (with assistance) Able to read, write, and speak English Not be a candidate on the ballot and Must attend a training session, as required per FS#102.014 (1). In Addition Deputies Must Be Able To Pass A Background Check. Contact The Hardee County Supervisor of Elections Office at 863-773-6061 as soon as possible to be put on a training class schedule. Classes are starting soon!!! POLL WORKERS AND DEPUTIES PLAY KEY ROLES IN SUCCESSFUL ELECTIONScl7:12,19c NEW LISTINGS! 19.5 Ac with 3 bed 2 bath home, huge work room, large office, double car garage, unfinished apartment over garage, barn w/ storage rooms. 15 ac grove. 3 ac ag land. 3 Deep wells. Asking $250,000 BACK ON THE MARKET! 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 6,000+ SF metal building. Located on southbound US Hwy 17. Corner lot with paved parking. Asking $275,000 Two 4.7+ ac parcels located in Lorida. One includes a 30x50 building and water holes. Call John Oneal for more infor mation. 5.43 ac vacant land in town on Florida Avenue South. Zoned C-1. $320,000 1.19 ac metal warehouse with an office. 9,600 total square feet. Zoned A-1. Has a shallow well. $130,000 15+ acres with 2 mobile homes in Ft. Green Zoned Commercial. Call for de tails. 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338 James V. See, Jr., Broker Rick KnightRealtor 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 cl7:19c T HE C LASSIFIEDS 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 3 BR/1-1/2 BA, KITCHEN, living room, family room, large lot, central air & heat, $800 monthly, $800 deposit, 407-454-3091. 7:19,26c 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 Pets ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 7:19c VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE Care offers a bereavement walkin support group for those that have experienced the loss of a love one. Beginning 9/2/16 every Friday at 1 p.m. in the VITAS office, 113 W. Main Street, Wauchula, 863-583-7100. 8:18tfc-dh ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fel lowship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh Services Rentals *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Thursday and Friday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the con tractors licence number. tfc-dh Services On This Day: In 1692 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts In 1848 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, or ganised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott In 1866 Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights In 1880 San Francisco Public Library starts lending books In 1912 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town In 1918 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Secretary of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt In 1919 Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall. In 1930 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar ex pedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica In 1940 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films In 1941 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee, Alabama) In 1950 NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard and Frank Barnes July 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7


B8 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018 Nine graduates of the dental assisting program at SouthFlorida State College, six ofthem from Hardee County,were honored last week in apinning ceremony at the Uni versity Center Auditorium. Hardee Countians receiving their pins were Petra Calderon,Soraya Castillo Diela Darceus,Jennifer Lopez, Lisset Paulinoand Taylor Tompkins. To open the ceremony, Dr. Deborah Milliken, chair woman of the college’s DentalEducation program, recited theshort poem, “We Made It,” by Ron Atchison. The poem waswritten on the first day of thenew millennium. Milliken went on to congrat ulate the dental assisting grad uates on behalf of herself andthe faculty. Keynote speaker was Dr. Stefani Allison, a dentistwhose general practice isbased in Winter Haven andprovides clinical experiencefor SFSC dental assisting stu dents. Allison spoke with grad uates on the importance oftheir role as an assistant withina dental practice. She went on to urge the graduates to find a workplacethat treats them with the re spect they deserve and thatbolsters them in their lifelonglearning. Upon completing the dental assisting program, graduatescan work as Certified DentalAssistants by passing the Den tal Assisting National Boardexamination and qualifying forthe Expanded Functions Den tal Assisting Certification aswell as Orthodontic AssistantCertification. All nine dental assisting graduates have receivedFlorida Orthodontic Certifica tion. SFSC also offers a two-year Associate in Science degreeprogram in dental hygiene.Upon completing this pro gram, graduates become dentalhygienists by passing the Na tional Dental Hygiene BoardExamination and the FloridaState Clinical Licensure Ex amination. For more information on the dental programs at SFSC, call(863) 453-6661 or visit Pinning Ceremony Honors 6 Locals COURTESY PHOTO A traditional pinning ceremony was held Thursday for dental assisting program graduates (from left) Soraya Castillo and Diela Darceus of Hardee County, Lissette Hernandez and Shalonda Jordan of Highlands County,Jennifer Lopez and Lisset Paulino of Hardee County, and Naseana Sullivan of Highlands County. Not picturedare Hardee Countians Petra Calderon and Taylor Tompkins. Gas prices are trending lower after an abrupt jump atthe pump last week. Gas prices in Florida on Sunday were eight centshigher than a week ago. Thestate average of $2.80 was 12cents less than this year's high,yet remains 66 cents morethan this time last year. Florida gas prices quickly jumped on Wednesday andThursday of last week, afterreports surfaced of seven GulfCoast refineries dealing withvarious operational issues. Some of the issues have al ready been resolved, whileothers could take weeks. Forinstance, the Motiva refinery,the largest in the country, suf fered a mechanical outage toone of its catalytic crackers.This is the most importantcomponent for converting oilto other fuels. The outage willlikely cause reduced outputfrom the plant, and may not beresolved until August. "Fortunately, fuel prices plunged on the stock marketlast week, which created ad verse pressure to the risingprices caused by refinery is sues," said Mark Jenkins ofAAA/The Auto Club. "Thissort of volatility at the pump iscommon during the summerdriving season. The three mostcommon reasons for increasesduring the summer are refin ery outages, geopolitical ten sion, and hurricanes." Also last week, oil prices plummeted nearly $4 andgasoline futures fell 10 cents.Some of those losses were re covered by Friday with gaso line finishing even with theweek before, yet oil remains$2.79 lower. The price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate set tled at $71.01 on theNYMEX; $3.14 less than thisyear's high, set two weeks be fore. The slump in futures prices was the result of growing con cerns of an international tradewar, added strength in the U.S.dollar, lower gasoline demandnumbers, and news that Libyawould resume oil exports. Refinery Issues Fuel Price Spike NOTICE OF MEETING The Hardee County Economic Development Authority (Independent Board) will meet on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida. Formore information call the County Manager’s office at863/773-9430.This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per son needing to make special arrangements should con tact the County Commissioner’s office at leastforty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.This notice is published in compliance with FloridaStatutes 286.0105.Interested parties may appear at the public meeting andbe heard. If a person decides to appeal any decisionmade by the members, with respect to any matter con sidered at such meeting or hearing, he will need arecord of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of theproceeding is made, which record includes the testi mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to bebased.Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager 7:19c • Business Cards • Stationery • Postcards • Labels • Picker’s Tickets & Cards • Flyers • Invoices • Invitations • Business Forms • Announcements • Letterheads • Envelopes • Calendars • Magnetic Signs ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION! Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS P.O. BOX 338 WAUCHULA, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255 Quality printing services at competitive prices! The HARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security cardWhen: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am – 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am –noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890Tele: 863-773-2484 Requirements: Identification When: Tuesday & Friday 10 am – noon & 1 – 3 pm First United Methodist Church of Wauchula 207 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.)When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month1:00 –3:00 pm (first come, first serve) Other Program: Bagged Lunch M, W, F 8 am –12 pm for pre-school age kids & adults.Wednesday Night Free Community Dinner:5:30 –6:30 pmHardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-0034 Requirements: Application with proof of hardshipPrograms: Emergency & Homelessness AssistanceFor more information, Contact the HardeeHelp CenterSt. Michael’s Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 am Rev. 12/19/2017 1. Who had a hit with "Run to Him," and when? 2. Which artist released the original of the R&B hit "BornUnder a Bad Sign"? 3. Name the group that re leased "I Woke Up in LoveThis Morning." 4. Who had an album titled "Abraxas" in 1970? 5. Name the song that con tains this lyric: "And you readyour Emily Dickinson, And Imy Robert Frost, And we noteour place with bookmarkersThat measure what we'velost." ANSWERS 1. Bobby Vee, in 1961, on his "Take Good Care of MyBaby" album. In 1964, LittleEva did a female version, "Run to Her." 2. Albert King, in 1967. His version landed on the Rockand Roll Hall of Fame's list of500 influential songs. 3. The Partridge Family, in 1971. The song actually wentto No. 13 on the Billboard Hot100 chart. 4. Santana. The Library of Congress put it on their Na tional Recording Registry. 5. "The Dangling Conver sation" by Simon and Gar funkel, in 1966. This beautifulsong describes a relationshipin which conversation hasfailed between two very differ ent people. Amazinglyenough, the song did not chartwell, only reaching No. 25. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Flash Back By Chris Richcreek Political Candidates! Your advertising deadline is each This will permit us to give your ad the greatest amount of attention. Please do not ask us to make an exception. We desire only to serve all candidates equally & well. Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage Monday at 2 p.m. The


– CHURCHSCHEDULE– APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange Street • 773-1017 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape Street Sunday Morn. Worship .......8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Night Chidren & Youth ................4:30 p.m. Adult Class.........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 3950 Aurora Avenue • 375-2864 Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. • 375-2231 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ...............6:30 p.m. Wednesday.........................7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE POWER OUTREACH CHURCH 725 Palmetto Street Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Empowerment Class............................7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday.....................5:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy.17 N • 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study.........................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Children’s Church............10:45 a.m.Evening Worship ....... .........6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Youth (7th-12th grade).......6:00 p.m.Adult Discipleship Train. ...6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 4-3rd grade) 6:30 p.m. BOLD (4th-6th grade)........6:30 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2875 Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening.................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH 140 E. Main Street • 836-273-7576 Sunday Morning Worship .10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. GATEWAY CHURCH (formerly Faith Assemly of God) 4937 Hwy. 17 N. • 375-4000 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ...........7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto Street • 375-3226 Church School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Service.................7:00 p.m.Wed. Bible Study/Prayer....7:00 p.m.Communion-2nd Sun. Eve.6:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 4315 Chester Avenue • 773-4089 Misa (Espanol) Sunday......7:00 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAISE JOHN 3:16 3920 Murray Road • 863-582-6716 Sunday..............................10:30 a.m. ............................................6:30 p.m. Wednesday............. ............7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street • 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion.11:00 p.m.Martes Estudio Biblico.......7:00 p.m.Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.7:00 p.m.Jueves De Predicacion.......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street • 445-0290 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer...............6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. • 781-5887 Sense Sunday....................11:00 a.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Sunday Bread of Life.........3:15 p.m.2nd Sunday Communion..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. • 375-3208 Sunday..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.Wednesday..............................7 p.m.Friday......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road • 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.....9:45 a.m.Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion......5:00 p.m.Miercoles Servico..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 • 375-4032 Morning Service...............10:30 a.m.Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School.......9:30 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop • 448-2831 Martes: Oracion..................7:00 p.m.Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica...7:00 p.m.Domingo: Servicio...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. • Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School....... .............9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane • 863-245-2371 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer.................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. • 494-5622 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road • 773-3052 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Englishg Service...............11:30 a.m.General Worship Service ....1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS 615 Rainey Blvd. • 941-755-8600 Sunday Services.................8:15 a.m. ....................10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Fusion (6th 8th grade)..................... ................Duing all Sunday Services Wednesday Epic (9th 12th grade)... ............................................6:30 p.m. CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service... .......10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group................7:00 p.m.Youth Cell Group...............7:00 p.m.Children’s Cell Group........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Rd. 64 East • 773-3447 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wesnesday Children’s Ministry......... ............................................5:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship ...........6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 240 Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. • 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting.............9:00 a.m.Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Priesthood.........................11:00 a.m. ELEVATE COMMUNITY CHURCH 529 West Main Street (Robarts Funeral Home Chapel) Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. Weekly Life Groups ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 908 Martin Luther King Ave 773-0160 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:30 a.m.Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath7:30 p.m.Friday (Holy Ghost Night).7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Avenue • 773-2105 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper.............6:15 p.m.Wed. Youth Fellowship ......7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Avenue • 773-3800 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Children’s Chuch..............10:40 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main Street • 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages......9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4)..................5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting6:00 p.m.NEST Backyard (PK-Grade 4)..................6:30 p.m. Club 56..............................6:00 p.m.Youth Group (Grades 7-12)6:00 p.m.Church Orchestra..............5:15 p.m.Adult Choir.......................6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. • 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Open..... ................ .................................9:00-10:20 a.m. Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade...........10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast.......................10:30 a.m.Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)..........................10:30 a.m. Worship Service...............10:30 a.m.W EDNESDAY : Generations Caf Opens.................... ....................................5:15-6:15p.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th grade..............5:45 p.m.Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade.........6:30-7:30 p.m.Adutl Bible Studies....6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Avenue 773-6556 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................4:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Avenue • 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship.........9:15 a.m.Sunday School............. .......9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner...6:00 p.m.Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming. ............................................7:00 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 Sun. Community Groups....9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Family Night Wednesday ...7:00 p.m. Ministry for all ages! FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA FUENTE DE VIDA Bilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges 311 Goolsby St. • 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo..............10:30 a.m.Wednesday/Mircoles........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. • 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service..10:00 a.m.Sunday Night Service.........6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth.......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. “Night in the Word”..7:00 p.m.Wed. Extreme Kids............7:00 p.m.Thursday Prayer.................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road • 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion................7:00 p.m.Jueves Clase Biblica........7:00 p.m.Viernes Servicio...............7:30 p.m.Domingo Servicio..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School.................10: 00 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos...........................6:00 p.m.Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. • 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica......................10:00 a.m. Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Lunes Oracion....................6:00 p.m.Miercoles Servicio.............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 155 Altman Road • 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center • 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. • 773-6622 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIONAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. • 773-2929 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Sunday Evening Service....6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue • 781-5887 Sense Saturday...................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” The Bread of Life...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East • 773-2101 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper...6:00 p.m.Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue • 863-657-2253 Sunday School....................9:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service.4:00 p.m.Allen Christian Endeavor...4:00 p.m.Wed. & Fri. Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m.Wednesday.........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue • 773-6947 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street • 735-0321 Sunday Schedule:Bible Study for All Ages ....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Schedule:M&M Kid’s Klub...............6:00 p.m.Youth Group.......................6:00 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Worship/Communion.....9:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road • 452-1281 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wed. Evening Prayer..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road • 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)....5:00 p.m. (Spanish).....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)................11:30 a.m.(Creole)...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo...........................9:45 a.m.Daily Mass in English........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street • 773-9068 Sabbath School...................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue • 773-4368 Sunday School.......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service.........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training..7:30 p.m.Thurs. Youth Bible Study...7:00 p.m.Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:30 p.m.Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 • Pastor 385-7867 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street • 735-1200 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union...................5:00 p.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee • 735-1544 Gospel Music....................10:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street • 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road • 832-7829 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Worship.............................11:00 a.m.Evening..............................1:00 p.m.Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 781-5887 M-F Family Services..........8:00 a.m.Sense Friday.......................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Friday Bread of Life...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586 Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Children’s Church............10:00 a.m.Wed. Youth & F.T.H...........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Deadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Avenue East Escuela Dominical............10:00 a.m.Servicio del Domingo.......11:00 a.m. ............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles.......7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday.......................10:30 a.m.Evening Service.................6:30 p.m.5th Sunday..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 735-0636 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane • 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica.............10:00 a.m.Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Pioneer Club.................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche..........7:00 p.m.Mierecoles Merienda..........6:00 p.m.Servicio..............................8:00 p.m.Sabado Liga de Jovenes.....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN “You know how much I love you, Josie more than anyone oranything in the world!” began histext message. “Can’t wait until Isee you this evening. Will be thereif I don’t go to the ball game withRob. Love, Steve.” It didn’t take Josie long to erase the message and text her friendRuth asking if they could get to gether for dinner. She had trouble understanding that kind of love.And so does God. We say onething to Him and then live a lifethat is entirely inconsistent withHis understanding of love andwhat He expects us to do if welove Him. “You who love the Lord,” said the Psalmist, “hate evil!” That is avery straight forward, simplestatement. It is one of ScripturesIf/Then challenges that God putsin our pathway. Put another waywe might ask, “If we don’t hate evil can we truly love God? And, if we hate evil, how will our livesshow those around us that we do? Loving God means that we will do whatever is necessary to alignourselves with His plan and pur pose for His world. We will work with Him to reach out to thosearound us with a heart full of Hislove to show them His grace and mercy. We will be uncomfortable if we know of someone, some where who needs something thatwe have that we can share withthem that will bring hope andhealing to their lives. People who lie abandoned in convalescent homes and childrenwho are abused through no faultof their own and individuals whocrave a smile and a hug need toknow that “we love the Lord.”They will if we reach out. Visit us at: Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eJuly 19, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9


7:19c Q: I've been watching that new private-detective showon ABC called "Take Two,"and the actor who plays thelead looks so familiar to me.Can you tell me where I mayhave seen him before? —K.T. in Minnesota A: Eddie Cibrian plays a hardscrabble detective (alsonamed Eddie) who takes underhis wing a down-and-out ac tress, Sam (played by RachelBilson of "The O.C." fame), tohelp her prepare for a movierole. If the premise seems a lit tle familiar to you, that's be cause it comes to us by way ofthe folks who brought us "Cas tle," except the roles are re versed. As for where you may have seen Eddie previously, he gothis start in the mid-'90s playingMatt Clark on "The Young andthe Restless," and since then he's starred in "Third Watch,""Rosewood," "CSI: Miami"and tons of other stuff. He's alsowell-known for being Mr.LeAnn Rimes, whom he mar ried in 2011. Before that, hewas married to "The RealHousewives of Beverly Hills"star Brandi Glanville (whom heleft for LeAnn), and togetherthey have two sons. *** Q: I read about GeorgeClooney's motorcycle acci dent in Italy recently andwondered if he's OK. Also,does he have anything newcoming up? I feel like Ihaven't seen him in a movie ina while. —Diana F., via email A: George was on his way to a film set in Sardinia on July 10when he sustained non-life-threatening injuries when hewas knocked off his motorcycleby a car that didn't yield theright of way. According to hisagent, George "was treated andreleased from an Olbia hospital.He is recovering at his homeand will be fine." He is in Sar dinia filming the new Huluminiseries "Catch-22," which isbased on Joseph Heller's bookof the same name. Another project on George's radar is the new YouTube Reddark-comedy series "On Be coming a God in CentralFlorida," which centers on thedark side of the rise of water parks in the Orlando area backin the late '80s to early '90s. Theshow, which is expected to pre miere next year, also starsKirsten Dunst, and both are ex ecutive producers on the proj ect. *** Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Rampage" (PG-13) — Down-to-earth primatologistDavis Okoye (Dwayne John son) is a special-forces soldierwho, in the course of his workwith an anti-poaching unit, dis covers and befriends a silver back gorilla named George.Overhead in an orbiting spacelab, a science experiment goeswrong, ex ploding thestation andraining bitsof genetics-twistedpathogensthat causethree veryscary ani mals to be comeimpossiblylarge andaggressive:an alligator, a wolf and ourdear, sign-language-communi cating George. Davis mustteam with a scientist (NaomieHarris) to subdue the animalsand save the population fromthe animals' rampaging. It'sloosely based on a video game,and the plot is a hot mess. Butyou get what's advertised: TheRock and a big ol' gorilla inter acting with much physicalmayhem. "I Feel Pretty" (PG-13) — Amy Schumer stars as ReneeBennett, a low-level computernerd who, like many, MANYwomen, feels the familiar lackof confidence of the over weight and under-prettied. Itdoesn't help that she maintainsthe website of a beauty brand(read that: marketer of unat tainable looks). She takes a cy cling class, bumps her head andwakes up feeling like she's asupermodel-level hottie, brim ming with confidence and lifechanges. Schumer may not bea supermodel, but she is not theposter child for the looks-dis advantaged. The message —love yourself; because no mat ter what you look like, if youact confidently, you can have it all! — gets stepped on as a re sult. "Isle of Dogs" (PG-13) — Wes Anderson's stop-motionanimated sweetheart of a filmtells the story of a boy namedAtari (Koyu Rankin) and hisdog Spots (Liev Schreiber). Anoutbreak of canine flu in Japancauses the evil mayor to send all the dogs toan island off the coast for quar antine. Ataristeals a plane to get to Trash Is land where allthe dogs arebeing held. Heis assisted in hissearch by a dognamed Chief(BryanCranston),whose pack must reunite human and canine before the mayor's goons exter minate the whole island. The list of contributors is deep in deed: Ed Norton, Scarlett Jo hannsson, Bill Murray, JeffGoldblum, Greta Gerwig and many more. "Super Troopers 2" (R) — The gang from Broken Lizardis back, after years of draggingtheir feet, with a sequel to the2002 underground hit. Thistime, Mac, Thorny, Foster,Rabbit and Farva are calledback into action to police a newly discovered bit of Amer ica off Vermont that had inad vertently been living Canadianall this time. The usual anticsensue — and none of them arefit for description in this paper(if you saw the first one, youknow what I mean, rightmeow). Although "ST2" is notas good as "ST1," if you startdrinking early, you may still enjoy the ride. NEW TV RELEASES "Pitch" The Complete Series "The Good Place" Season 2"Wayward Pines" Season 2"Sneaky Pete" Season 1 (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of July 23. "Beautiful Mind" Oscarwinner Russell Crowe willplay Roger Ailes, the late FoxTV executive who single-handedly inspired the "me too"movement with his sexual ha rassment of Fox TV employ ees, in a Showtime limitedseries. The script is based onthe book "The Loudest VoiceIn the Room" and includes asleast two U.S. presidents. Mark Wahlberg is one busy dude. In addition to "Mile 22,"with John Malkovich andRonda Rousey (opening Aug.17), and "Instant Family," withRose Byrne and "The Help"Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer(awaiting a release date), he'sjust committed to the Netflixfilm "Wonderland." It's the re boot of Robert Parker's"Spencer," which was a TV se ries with Robert Urich from1985-1988 and the basis formost of Tom Selleck's "JessieSpencer" films. It will beWahlberg's fifth collaborationwith director and former actorPeter Berg. *** Tiffany Haddish, whose work in "Girls Trip" (2017) ledto the much-talked-about ap pearance on the Oscars whenshe presented with MayaRudolph, is on fire, film-wise.She recently starred with Magic Johnson in "UncleDrew" and is upcoming withMelissa McCarthy and Eliza beth Moss in "The Kitchen"(out Sept. 20); "Night School,"with Kevin Hart (Sept. 28);and "Nobody's Fool," withWhoopi Goldberg and AmberRiley (Nov. 2). It's been a bigyear for the 38-year-old Had dish. The success of "Murder on the Orient Express" ($352 mil lion gross) has prompted direc tor Kenneth Branaugh to do aremake of "Death on the Nile,"which starred Oscar-winnerPeter Ustinev as HerculePoirot, as well as Bette Davis,Maggie Smith, Angela Lans bury and David Niven. Butfirst we'll see Disney's "Ar timus Fowl," which he pro duced and directed with DameJudi Dench and Josh Gad, duein August 2019. The Broadway smash hit "Wicked," which opened in2003 and has become the sev enth longest-running Broad way musical, will finally reachmovie screens in December2019. The "Wizard of Oz"themed musical is aboutGlinda and The Wicked Witchof the West, and Dorothypasses through for just a fewminutes. Tom Holland returns in "Spider Man: Far FromHome," with Jack Gyllenhaalas baddie "Mysterio," alongwith Marisa Tomei andMichael Keaton, out July 5,2019. Chris Pratt, who was an outof-shape comedian in "Parks& Recreation," will follow the$800 million-plus grosser"Jurassic World: Fallen King dom," with Disney's upcoming"Cowboy Ninja," based on theImage Comics comic book.Pratt became attached to theproject in 2014 and directorMichele MacLaren signed onin January. Filming finallybegan this month. From di nosaurs to ninja cowboys ...Chris is making good use ofhis "Pratt" falls! (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13) Paul Rudd, Evange line Lilly 2. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) Chris Pratt,Bryce Dallas Howard 3. Incredibles 2 (PG) ani mated 4. The First Purge (R) Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis 5. Sicario: Day of the Sol dado (R) Benicio DelToro, Josh Brolin, 6. Uncle Drew (PG13) Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel How ery 7. Ocean's 8 (PG-13) San dra Bullock, Cate Blanchett 8. Tag (R) Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms 9. Won't You be My Neigh bor (PG-13) JoanneRogers, Betty Aberlin 10. Deadpool 2 (R) Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Q: Can you tell me what's up with NBC's "Champi ons"? I love that show! —Valerie F., via email A: The Mindy Kaling-pro duced sitcom, which starredAnders Holm, Andy Favreauand J.J. Totah, has been axed bythe network after its first sea son. To me, that really is ashame because I found it to bea fun, feel-good and intelligentseries unlike anything on tele vision today. It's still beingshopped around to other net works, but as of this writing,there is no word on whether it'sbeen picked up. Maybe Huluwill sweep in and save it, likethe streaming service did withthe other brilliant Mindy Kalingseries, "The Mindy Project."Write to Cindy at King FeaturesWeekly Service, 628 VirginiaDrive, Orlando, FL 32803; ore-mail her at (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. 7:19,26p Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS 115 S. 7th Ave. • Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 773-3255 The R OBBY E LLIOTT invites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at 205 N. Charleston • Fort Meade 1-800-673-9512 • 7:19c Come Camp With Us Swimming, miniature golf & C AMPING $2 9 9 +tax (up to 6 people per night) Thousand Trails 2555 US Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs • 863-735-8888 7:19c Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) 781-9720 7:19c I N H OME S ERVICE B10 The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2018 • The Saint Johns River in northeast Florida is one of the few rivers in the world that flows north instead of south.