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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, July 26, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 35 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Television StarTouches Young Life A6 Scouting ForSummer Fun? B1 W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 07/1791750.1507/1889750.0107/1988750.0207/2089750.0007/2187760.0307/2291770.0207/2391690.02 Rainfall to 07/23/2018 29.40 Same period last year 23.93 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B8 Courthouse Report....A4Crime Blotter.........A4Entertainment.........B6Hardee Living........B10Information Roundup.B10Obituaries............A5Puzzles.............. A11 Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast.......A9 Peace River To Reach Flood Stage LotteryWinnerGrabsPrize CrashClaimsWomanJane Long, 62,Of Zolfo Springs HOUSE FIRE PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Fire swept through an unoccupied house on Hanchey Road at the intersection of Lisa Drive in Wauchula onWednesday of last week. Hardee County Fire-Rescue received the initial call at 7:37 a.m. in what became an all-unit response. According to fire officials on scene, the structure was believed to be unoccupied. Records withthe Hardee County Property Appraiser’s Office list the owner as Roy Brown. The 10-acre parcel includes a two-bedroom home built in 1928, a shed and a pole barn. The Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire Department in AvonPark provided mutual-aid coverage for Hardee County while local crews worked the blaze. Hardee County Fire-Rescue did not respond to requests for information concerning the blaze as of press time Tuesday. PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Rising waters at Wauchula’s Crews Riverside Park have already swallowed much of the boat ramp as the torrentscontinue to threaten the nearby park structures. By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Peace River is expected to enter flood stage late tonight(Thursday) as torrential sum mer rains continue across theregion. The National Weather Serv ice issued the flood warning onTuesday afternoon. “The main concern will be additional rainfall compound ing ongoing river flooding is sues,” said Jill Newman,director of the Hardee CountyEmergency Operations Center.“If you live in an area that isprone to flooding from PeaceRiver, pay close attention to theforecast and prepare.” Hardee County, as with the rest of Central Florida, hasbeen experiencing higher thanaverage rainfall levels. Heavy rainfall potential through today (Thursday)prompted officials to issueheavy rain warnings beginninglast Friday. According to weather state ments issued by Newman, por tions of Hardee County wereexpected to see upward of threeinches of rain by today. “An active pattern continues with multiple rounds ofSee FLOOD A2 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A 63-year-old Wauchula man is the latest local winner ofa Florida Lottery jackpot, thestate announced late last week. Aniceto Estrada Carrillo won the top prize in the LuckyMoney drawing held on Tues day night of last week, lotteryofficials said. The prize was $550,000.As with all jackpot winners, Carrillo was given the choiceof receiving his winnings in 25annual payments or in a one-time cash payout. Carrillo chose to collect all of his money at once, receivinga lump-sum payment totaling$397,852, the Florida Lotterysaid. Carrillo had purchased his winning ticket at the WauchulaFood Store at 501 N. FloridaAve. in Wauchula, officialssaid. The market will receive abonus commission of $1,000for selling the jackpot ticket,they added. Unlike previous Hardee County winners, Carrillo hadnot purchased a scratch-offgame ticket but was playing thenumber-match game calledLucky Money. Lucky Money jackpots start at $500,000, with winningSee LOTTERYA2 By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate A veteran county department head who resigned to pursue mission work was fatality in jured in a traffic crash last week. Though serving as personnel director for Hardee County fordecades, Susan J. “Jane” Longwas likely best known to localresidents and area visitors as the director of the annual Pio neer Park Days festival. And she became known among the people of Ecuadorand other locales as the caringface and loving hands of the people who follow Jesus. Long, 62, of Zolfo Springs, died early Friday as a result ofa three-vehicle collision theday before on Steve RobertsSpecial at its intersection withMerle Langford Road in rural Zolfo Springs. The wreck occurred on See CRASH A2 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate The man suspected of shoot ing and killing a teenage boyearlier this month was behindbars fewer than five days later. Gabriel Arenas Ceja, 25, who gave authorities an ad dress of 816 Pleasant Way,Bowling Green, was capturedin Tift County, Ga., on Wednes day of last week by the U.S.Marshals Service, authoritiessaid. He had been on the lam since fleeing the Friday, July 13,shooting scene at the AzaleaApartments in his maroon 2007Ford Fusion, firing his pistolinto the air as he drove off, ac cording to Bowling Green Po lice Department Capt. BrettDowden. Now he awaits extradition back to Florida. Dowden said Ceja will be charged with second-degreehomicide with a firearm, pos session of a firearm by a con victed felon, aggravated assaultwith a firearm, and tamperingwith a witness. The felony counts stem from the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Eddie Grant and the allegedthreat to Eddie’s girlfriend asthe two teens stood on the frontporch of Eddie’s home at 820Pleasant Way. Dowden said BGPD Chief John Scheel received a call atabout 11 a.m. on Wednesday of last week notifying him that thefugitive had been located andarrested, and was sitting in theTift County Jail. “The federals did a great job in locating him quickly,” Dow den said. “I can’t reveal how hewas found; they have the abil ity to do some pretty amazingthings. We’re grateful for theirassistance.” Dowden said after receiving word of Ceja’s capture, he andScheel immediately mobilized, driving up to Georgia to inter view the suspect. The trip to theTift County Jail, he said, tooksomewhere around five hours. “We spoke with him,” the captain said, adding, “We areconfident, after reviewing thetotality of the circumstancesand witness statements, that wehave a good case that supportsthe charges he is being chargedwith.” The shooting, which took See MURDERA2 Ceja Feds Capture Fleeing Murder Suspect


A2 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018 Herald-Advocate HARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE TOM STAIK Sports Editor NOEY DeSANTIAGO Production Manager DARLENE WILLIAMS Assistant Production Manager DEADLINES: Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. School News & Photos Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Thursday 5 p.m. (Weekend Events, Monday Noon) General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday Noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months, $21 1 year, $39 2 years, $75 Florida 6 months, $25 1 year, $46 2 years, $87 Out of State 6 months, $29 1 year, $52 2 years, $100 Online 1 month, $5 6 months, $19 1 year, $37 2 years, $70 LETTERS: The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. MICHAEL R. KELLY Co-Publisher and Editor JAMES R. KELLY Co-Publisher CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing EditorTHE115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by the HeraldAdvocate Publishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780). Postmaster, send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. At The Herald-Advo cate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. CorrectionsJULY 26 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 26 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am AUGUST 1 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 2 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 2 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 8 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 8 Back to School Free Food & Fun/Oak Grove Baptist Church/4350 W Main St, Wauchula/ 6 pm 9 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 9 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 10 Wildcat Tailgate Party/Main Street Wauchula Inc./6 pm 10 Scout Club/Main Street Wauchula Inc./6 pm 15 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 16 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 16 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 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 22 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 23 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 23 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 25 HC Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament 29 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 30 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 30 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am SEPTEMBER 4 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 5 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 6 Storytime, HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 amSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE Kellys ColumnBy JimThere has been plenty of rainy and warm weather lately as Hardee County passes the mid-point of another Florida sum mer. Carter's Meats and Produce at 1040 U.S. 17 Southbound at Wauchula Plaza has been open since March 2017. The own ers are Hardee County native Howard Pearson and his wife Kelly who reside in Sebring. They also have weekday lunch specials priced at $4.50 or $5.50 which includes the drink. Entrees can include seafood salad, hamburgers, soup, chicken and dumplings, etc. It is good to support local busi nesses. Our newspaper this week will begin having the column "Thinking Out Loud" written by former long-time weekly newspaper publisher S.L. Frisbie IV of Bartow. He is past pres ident of Florida Press Association and a member of the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame. S.L. has recently turned 77. This month marks my 50th year working at The HeraldAdvocate, with former experience with The Miami Herald, Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star-Banner. It was a tough ca reer choice between journalism, education and wildlife/forestry. Fortunately I am able to be connected to those fields in some manner. The price of regular unleaded gasoline this week in Hardee County was $2.669 a gallon. The amount of rainfall this year has been about 30 inches at Ona, seven inches above normal. There are flood warnings for Peace River. The Tampa Bay Rays continue to field a spunky, hustling, hard-working Major League Baseball team at the Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg, a 75-minute drive from Wauchula Ashton Coker, 17, an Oveido High School student and son/grandson of the Shackelford and Coker families, has won championships in wakeboarding, a sport in which you are pulled behind a boat. His parents are Keith and Lucy (Shackelford) Coker who grew up in Hardee County. Ashton would love to earn a living by wakeboarding. His grandparents are Charles and Peggy Shackelford and Larry and Carol Coker, all of Wauchula. Physician's assistant John Gill of Pioneer Medical Center spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday at the Java Cafe about healthcare. He is president of the National Association of Rural Health. Healthcare is a continually evolving practice, with many more changes to come, based on technology, eco nomics, patient needs, government, and insurance. It is somewhat amazing the Rays, a small market team with attendance and value near or at the bottom of MLB, play com petitively with the MLB's wealthiest and most storied franchise, the New York Yankees. The Yankees have won 27 World Series championships be tween 1923 and 2009. The Rays have yet to win one. The Yan kees were established in 1901 in Baltimore and moved to New York City in 1903. Some of the past Yankee stars are Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Don Larsen, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Mariano Rivera, Bill Dickey, Joe Dimag gio, Lefty Gomez, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter, Toni Lazzeri, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, Enos Slaugh ter, Dave Winfield, Home Run Baker, and Moose Skowron. Yankee Hall of Fame managers have included Miller Hug gins, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel and Joe Torre. Hall of Fame broadcasters have included Mel Allen, Red Barber, Jerry Cole man, Curt Gowdy, Russ Hodges, and Joe Garagiola. Major League Baseball appears to be on the upswing, while the National Football League brand has been damaged this past year by the National Anthem (of all things, whether players must stand or some can sit or kneel to promote social agendas). The anthem issue still has not been resolved. And a new professional football league will start up soon, with Steve Spurrier as head coach of the Orlando team. It used to be a given that all NFL players would stand up during the playing of the National Anthem. Sadly, not so anymore. Moose Lodge Raising Funds For Burn VictimBy JENNIFER M cCONKEYHerald-Advocate InternA barbecue dinner and raf fle event is being hosted by the Wauchula Moose Lodge to raise money for Lester Elbertson and his family. Elbertson was injured while burning a brush pile on July 1. He mistakenly used a highly flammable fuel instead of a slow-burning one, and suf fered burns on his face, hands and arms, requiring hospital ization and skin grafts. To help raise money for him, the Moose Lodge is selling tickets for barbecue chicken or pork plates. Each plate will come with two sides. Tickets can be purchased for $8 each by visiting the lodge. You can pick up your plate at the lodge this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. During that time, the lodge will also be raffling off several items. Anyone who wants to donate items for the raffle can do so by bringing them to the lodge. The Wauchula Moose Lodge is located at 117 King Road in Wauchula. MURDER Continued From A1 LOTTERY Continued From A1 place outdoors at dusk in the heavily populated apartment complex, was witnessed by 3040 people, Dowden said at the time. Witnesses described the two, Ceja and Grant, as em broiled in a fistfight and al leged Ceja broke away and went to his vehicle to retrieve a gun. Initial attempts to find the suspect were hampered by his use of an alias and his apparent lack of a permanent residence. He had been living under the name of Angel Ramirez, Dow den alleged. He had the capability to blend into the background and escape justice, the captain said of Cejas trail of aliases and false social media accounts. Meanwhile, officers worked non-stop to find the alleged shooter. We did everything we could do to capture this guy; he has to answer for his actions, Dowden said. One of our officers located his mother, and thats when we obtained a correct identifica tion, Dowden explained. Local, state and federal author ities aided in the search. Dowden declined to com ment on the Tift County inter view with the suspect. He noted that he and Scheel turned around and drove back to Florida immediately after ward, though, arriving home at around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. Ceja, he said, will be re turned to face justice. The suspect is currently being held in Georgia in the Tift County Jail under a de tainer from Florida. If Ceja waives extradition, he will be returned here. If he does not waive extradition, ex tradition hearings will be held. Bottom line, he will be re turned to face our charges, Dowden concluded. The Tift County Sheriffs Office provided limited bookin information on the suspect, noting he is 5 tall and weighs 190 pounds. He is being held without bond in Cell C7, Bed 1. His booking photo was provided upon request. numbers being drawn every Tuesday and Friday night and the results broadcast on televi sion. Players pick four numbers from 1 to 47 and one Lucky Ball number from 1 to 17 to win. Prizes are awarded for vari ous matching combinations, from just the Lucky Ball num ber to two of four numbers on up to the full jackpot cash prize. Players claim their smaller winnings from each Tuesday and Friday draw, but if no one matched all four numbers plus the Lucky Ball number, the jackpot rolls over until it reaches $2 million. Players can select their own numbers on a playslip for $1 per play, or can opt for the lot tery machine to randomly gen erate the numbers, an option called Quick Pick. Carrillo chose to utilize Quick Pick on his playslip. Odds of taking home the Lucky Money grand prize are one in just more than three mil lion. Carrillo collected his win nings at Florida Lottery head quarters in Tallahassee on Friday. He could not be reached for comment. CRASH Continued From A1 FLOOD Continued From A1 Thursday at 9:32 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. According to a report filed by crash investigator Tpr. J. Deravil, the smashup was caused by a vehicle running a Stop sign. Deravil said Matthew Dale Crabtree, 28, of North Port, was driving a 2014 Ford E250 van north on Merle Langford Road when he failed to stop at the intersection with Steve Roberts Special. A 2014 Dodge Ram pickup traveling eastbound on Steve Roberts Special and driven by Logan R. Nickerson, 30, of Se bring, struck the left side of the van, the trooper said. Following impact, the van traveled off onto the north shoulder of Steve Roberts Spe cial, hit a barbed-wire fence and overturned onto its roof. The pickup truck began ro tating in a counterclockwise di rection and into the path of Longs oncoming 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, Deravil said. Long had been driving her truck westbound on Steve Roberts Special at the time. The trooper said the front of Longs pickup collided with the right side of Nickersons truck. Both trucks came to a final rest on the roadway. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts, the FHP re ported. Crabtree, Deravil said, was charged with disregarding a Stop sign. Both Crabtree and Nickerson sustained minor injuries in the crash, according to Deravil. Nickerson was transported to Florida Hospital Wauchula for treatment. Long, however, was criti cally injured. She was flown by medical helicopter to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries. She became the fifth fatality for Hardee County roadways so far this year. Long was employed by Hardee County in October of 1987, beginning as a full-time accounting clerk in the Road & Bridge Department and ad vancing to personnel supervisor in April of 1993. She served as director of the countys annual Pioneer Park Days event in Zolfo Springs for 22 years. She retired on July 17, 2015. Long leaves behind husband Reuben Long Jr., known as Junior, daughter Julia Roberts and son Matthew Greubel along with their spouses and a number of other family members. She had six grandchildren. Visitation and funeral serv ices were Wednesday at the church she was a member of for 30 years, First Baptist Church of Bowling Green. thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, Newman said. Showers will move onshore from the Gulf (of Mexico) and continue to shift east and inland. Heavy rains not uncom mon in the summer months are rarer in the absence of trop ical systems. It is important to note that this heavy rainfall potential is not associated with any tropical system or development, New man said. According to monitoring reports, the Peace River at the Zolfo Springs monitoring sta tion registered at 12.2 feet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. According to projections, the river is expected to hit flood stage of 16 feet sometime late today and into the early morning hours on Friday. The river is expected to crest at 16.8 feet in the late evening hours. The flood waters are ex pected to recede to below flood stage 16 feet sometime Sunday. This weekends flood is ex pected to be on a far smaller scale than the raging torrents that washed across the region during Hurricane Irma last September. Peace River rose to 23.85 feet in a matter of hours, flooding homes and recreational vehicles along the river. Flooding at Pioneer Park devastated the Hardee County Wildlife Refuge, forcing an emergency evacuation of drowning ani mals. By comparison, this is ap proximately seven feet less than Irma, Newman said. SUSAN'S HEALTHY SALAD Here is that go-to salad for this summer's big family gath erings. It is delicious, serves many, is good for everyone and they won't even know it. 1 cup Kraft fat-free mayonnaise 1/2 cup Splenda Granular 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli 1 1/2 cups chopped celery 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1 1/2 cups red grapes, halved 1 1/2 cups white grapes, halved 1 cup white seedless raisins 2 tablespoons slivered al monds 1/4 cup Oscar Mayer or Hormel Real Bacon Bits 1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, Splenda and vinegar. Add broccoli, celery, water chestnuts, grapes, raisins and almonds. Mix gently to combine. Stir in bacon bits. 2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Serves 12. Each serving equals: 130 calories, 2g fat, 2g protein, 26g carbs, 255mg sodium, 28mg calcium, 2g fiber; Dia betic Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Vegetable; Carb Choices: 2.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Comfort Foods Made Fast And HealthyBy Healthy Exchanges From 2012 to 2014, crashes increased 41 percent and traffic citations increased 68 percent because motorists didnt follow the Move Over law. ABOUT...Letters To The EditorThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public in terest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste and include the writers full name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday to be considered for that weeks edition. Submissions should be typed or legibly written. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Herald-Ad vocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax to (863) 773-0657. As adults, only the female sea turtles ever come ashore.


July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 Voters Guide Special Section August 16, 2018 Edition Political Ad Deadline For This Section Thursday –August 2 H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE THE 7:26dh WHO IS BY FAR THE MOST EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY JUDGE? 7:26p By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Three local elementary schools may open their doorswithout a school resource offi cer. Bowling Green Elementary, Zolfo Springs Elementary andNorth Wauchula Elementarymay lose protection from afull-time law enforcement of ficer stationed on the cam puses as The School Board ofHardee County and the HardeeCounty Board of CountyCommissioners struggle toreach a funding deal for thelawmen. As funding talks continue, school officials are movingforward with a plan to replacethe SROs at the schools withschool security officers. The School Board, meeting in regular session last Thurs day, approved an update to thejob description manual thatdetailed requirements for aschool resource officer. “What we have done is have a Plan B,” said Todd Durden,deputy superintendent. The proposal prompted a rare outbreak of discussionfrom the dais as board mem bers questioned the yet-to-bedeclared additional costs. “I am concerned with the higher risk this will have ourinsurance go up,” said Garry McWhorter. Chairman Paul Samuels and board member ThomasTrevino also asked for assur ances that administration in tended to utilize retiredlawmen to fill the posts. “We are going to use retired officers?” queried Trevino. “I know for sure Mr. (Bob) Shayman has talked with threeretired deputies,” answeredDurden. Shayman, on vacation, was not in attendance. Also absent were board members Mildred Smith andTeresa Crawford. Durden said talks were ex pected to continue this weekwith the Hardee County Sher iff’s Office to reach a compro mise that would allowdeputies to return to all localcampuses. Funding agreements are in place to continue to providedeputies at Hardee SeniorHigh School, Hardee JuniorHigh School and Hilltop Ele mentary. The Wauchula Po lice Department is alsoplanning to continue to pro vide an SRO at Wauchula Ele mentary School, and hasbudgeted to provide a secondtrained resource officer as abackup for the school. Durden said officials are also working to continue to “discuss options” with theBowling Green Police Depart ment about heightened patrolsat BGE. “The Police Department is very close to the school,” Dur den said. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School PublicSafety Act — a law approvedin the wake of the Feb. 14shooting rampage at a Park land high school — requiresall school districts in the Sun shine State to protect schoolswith an armed security force. Sheriff Arnold Lanier esti mates the annual cost, includ ing equipment, to staff thethree elementary schools witha deputy at $300,000. Estimates released by Talla hassee project the district toreceive $479,185 in Safe inSchools funding for the 2018-19 academic year as part of theappropriations package tied tothe new Public Safety Act. The projected allocation is sharply higher than the$131,725 in security fundingreceived for the current 2017-18 school year. “What people don’t realize is that why we received$130,000 in previous years isthat we spent considerablymore than that,” Trevino said. The Safe In Schools funding is also intended to fund secu rity upgrades on campus to“harden” facilities with im proved fencing, interior lock ing doors, and better electronicmonitoring. The School Board has tenta tively budgeted more than$50,000 of the Safe-In-Schools funding for hardeningprojects, but the number of re quired projects may rise. Law enforcement and school administration are set ting a frantic pace to completecampus security inspections inorder to formalize a final re port due in Tallahassee onWednesday of next week. The School Board has de clared a closed-door executivesession for Monday to discuss“school safety and security.” Still, Durden said school and law enforcement officialsare making progress in comingto terms on a funding plan forofficers. The current offer from the sheriff, Durden said, has comein at $200,000 for staffing ofthe three elementary schoolswith deputies. “It’s quite a bit lower than it was,” Durden said. The current offer does not include providing vehicles. “The sheriff has offered us a way to purchase his surplusvehicles,” the deputy superin tendent said. 3 Schools May Get Security Officers Instead Of SROs By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A Wauchula man was seri ously injured Sunday while al legedly attempting to flee lawenforcement officers in Arca dia, the Florida Highway Pa trol said. Justin Allen Wagner, 21, lost control of the motorcycle hewas driving and crashed at5:14 p.m., the FHP said. The wreck occurred on North Arcadia Avenue at theintersection of West VirginiaStreet. According to a report filed by FHP Sgt. J. Moore, Wagnerwas traveling southbound onNorth Arcadia Avenue at thetime. The trooper’s reportstated Wagner was fleeingfrom DeSoto County Sheriff’sOffice deputies. Wagner’s 2003 Yamaha FZ1 motorbike crossed the pave ment and ran off the roadwayonto the eastside grass shoul der, Moore said. There, Wagner lost control and the motorcycle over turned, the sergeant said. Wagner was ejected from the bike, which went on to col lide with a Stop sign, accord ing to the FHP report. Moore said Wagner tumbled across West Virginia Street,and came to a rest in a nearbyyard. He confirmed that Wag ner was wearing a helmet. Wagner was flown by med ical helicopter to Sarasota Me morial Hospital with seriousinjuries, the report said. The FHP has charged him with driving while license sus pended, third or more offense;failing to have a driver’s li cense motorcycle endorse ment; and careless driving. The DeSoto County Sher iff’s Office did not respond bypress time to a request for thecause of the deputies’ pursuitof Wagner. Motorcycle Crash Injures Local Man A three-hour pesticide li cense review and testing classwill be held Friday, Aug. 10, inWauchula. The class will review the materials contained in the testto obtain a Private Applicatorpesticide license. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon. The test isscheduled for 1 p.m. Three continuing education units, two core and one private,are offered to individuals whohave a current pesticide licenseand will be renewing using CEUs. A registration fee of $55 per person is charged to cover thecost of study manuals, core andprivate, and refreshments. Toattend the class for only CEUs,the registration fee is $5. To attend the class to obtain CEUs or to take the test, callthe Hardee County ExtensionService Office at 773-2164 topre-register prior to nextWednesday, Aug. 1. The class will be held at the Extension Service Office, 507Civic Center Dr. Extension Office Offers Pesticide Class ABOUT... Letters ToThe Editor The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the edi tor on matters of public in terest. Letters should bebrief, and must be written ingood taste and include thewriter’s full name, addressand daytime telephonenumber for verification. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday to beconsidered for that week’sedition. Submissions shouldbe typed or legibly written.Send letters to: Letters tothe Editor, The Herald-Ad vocate, P.O. Box 338,Wauchula, FL 33873. Faxto (863) 773-0657. Florida has 760 species ofwildlife that exist nowhereelse in the world. With July and August ranking among the most popular months to move to a new area, and about 80 percent of the U.S. popula tion choosing life in urban areas, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s Best Big Cities To Live In. To take the guesswork out of finding the right city for urban dwellers, WalletHub evaluated the 62 largest U.S. cities in termsof 56 key metrics. The data set ranges from quality of the publicschool system to job opportunities to median annual propertytaxes. Best Big Cities To Live In 1.) Seattle, Wash. 11.) Minneapolis, Minn. 2.) Virginia Beach, Va. 12.) Denver, Colo. 3.) Austin, Texas13.) Las Vegas, Nev.4.) San Francisco, Calif.14.) Raleigh, N.C.5.) San Diego, Calif. 15.) Mesa, Ariz. 6.) Honolulu, Hawaii16.) Tampa, Fla.7.) Portland, Ore.17.) Pittsburgh, Pa.8.) San Jose, Calif.18.) Washington, D.C.9.) Colorado Springs, Colo.19.) Omaha, Neb.10.) New York, N.Y. 20.) Charlotte, N.C. 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Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage licenses were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Of fice: Cruz Carranza DeRo driguez, 55, of Wauchula, and Raul Ibarra Mejia, 47, of Wauchula. Ashley Nicole Milby, 28, of Arcadia, and John Christo pher Nava, 31, of Zolfo Springs. Magdalena Cambray Al varez, 21, of Wauchula, and Osiel Antonio Lazaro Aguirre, 26, of Wauchula. Amber Lynn Kelly, 25, of Wauchula, and Dieuletan Louis Jeune Jr., 29, of Wauchula. Christy Lynne Tipton, 50, of Ona, James Edward Mc Cafferty Sr., 30, of Fort Meade. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Self-Managed Properties vs. Robenson Caudio, final judgment for tenant eviction. MSW Capital vs. Anita Goad, voluntary dismissal. Stenstrom Road Senior Vil lage Associates vs. Carlos and Alexis Esquivel, voluntary dismissal. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the of fice of the Circuit Court: Shayna Williams vs. Ray mond Oscar Garcia, child sup port. William McClenithan and Robin Lynn Chrisman, peti tion for divorce. Victoria Laverne Deeson vs. David Wayne Murphy, child support. Maria Cleto vs. American Traditions Insurance, com plaint for contract indebted ness. Jessica Ann Gonzalez and Jorge Gonzalez, petition for divorce. Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Co. vs. Elton Richey, Starr Richey and Car men M. Whitehurst et al, fore closure. Ariana Michelle Trammell and Ty Lane Trammell, peti tion for divorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Javier Estrada and Florida Department of Revenue vs. Maria Estrada, final order on petition for child support modification. Candido Huitron and Jes sica Tamayo, petition for in junction for protection. Candace S. ONeal and Kevin M. Watson, amended order granting motion for civil contempt enforcement. Linda P. Lee and David M. Lee, final judgment of di vorce. Lisa Schrader and Ralph Schrader, order on motion for civil contempt enforcement. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Karen L. Archie as personal representative of the estate of Robert L. Hambrick to Bret C. and Cheryl Albritton Pier storff, for $190,500. Alejandro and Maribel Mondragon to Vicente Garcia, for $44,000. Ken V. and Davica L. Sukhwa to James Sidney Cook, for $285,000. Donald T. Davis and Don ald T. Davis Family Limited Partnership to The Diehl Fam ily Limited Partnership, for $5,047,400. Mildred C. Smith and Rachel C. Medley to Jesse S. Carter, for $160,000. Janet Hendry to Dane and Yvette Hendry, for $60,000. Rachel C. Medley to Jesse S. Carter, for $70,000. James Roy Hughes to Matthew Louis and Mary Ann Stiling, for $17,800. 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 29th 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.: 1315 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cunningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel ID Number: 27-34-27-0000-52500-0000 409 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL W OF RD LESS SE1/4 PART OF 9185 ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATE OR228P790 27 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 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 Victoria L. Rogers Hardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Tax Deed File: 252018TD010XXXX Date: 07/23/2018 Ad No.: 17:26-8:16c 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 Crime BlotterSheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the fol lowing incidents and made the following arrests during the past week. All suspects or defendants are presumed innocent of the charges against them. COUNTY July 22, Jesus Jessie Tenorio, 41, of 403 Fourth St. E., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, depriving a victim or witness of communication, and battery. July 22, a fight occurred in the 100 block of Erler Road. July 22, a theft was reported on the 3000 block of Edwards Peace Drive. July 21, Lucindo Hernandez, 35, of 2936 Redbird Lane, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with battery. July 21, Daniel Juarez, 31, of 161 E. Broward St., Bowling Green, was jailed on a grand theft auto charge by Dep. Bryant Ovalles. July 21, Adrienne Alvarado, 29, of 415 Manatee St., Bowling Green, was taken into custody by Dep. Bryant Ovalles on a capias for failure to appear in court. July 21, criminal mischief was reported in the 2500 block of U.S. 17 South. July 21, a vehicle on the 1900 block of Mel Bryan Road was burglarized. July 20, Tyler Benoit, 24, of 622 Memorial Dr., Sebring, was jailed by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a capias for failure to appear in court. July 20, Betty Richardson, 44, of 401 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous on a probation violation charge. July 19, Ashley Lana Noles, 33, of 1640 Fish Hatchery Road E., Lakeland, was booked into the jail by Sgt. Mary Money on a probation violation charge. July 19, Daniel Juarez, 31, of 160 Poucher Road, Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment, pos session of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled drug. July 19, a break-in occurred at a residence on the 200 block of Park Drive. July 18, Jessica Hurst, 38, of 2114 Bishop St., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens and charged with withholding support from children. July 18, Kasie Simone Hicks, 25, of 314 E. Palmetto St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens on a probation vi olation charge. July 18, a theft occurred in the 2500 block of U.S. 17 South. July 18, animal cruelty was reported on the 1400 block of U.S. 17 North. July 18, Alajundro Brown, 21, of 4642 Freeman Ave., Bowling Green, was taken into custody by Dep. Steve Ahrens on two counts of violation of probation. July 18, a burglary occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Finch Drive. July 17, Kenneth Franklin High, 48, of 3012 S. Hwy. 17, Sebring, was jailed by Sgt. Danny OBryan on a contempt of court charge. July 17, a break-in was reported at a residence on the 3700 block of College Hill Road. July 17, a vehicle on the 500 block of South Road was bur glarized. July 17, Tyshun Kareem Daniels, 32, of 744 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with three counts of probation violation. July 17, a theft occurred in the 1700 block of North Florida Avenue. July 17, dangerous shooting was reported in the 800 block of Chamberlain Boulevard. July 16, a theft occurred in the 3100 block of Edwards Peace Drive. WAUCHULA July 22, James Franklin Ryder, 38, of 205 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. George Carlisle and charged with violation of probation and three counts of criminal mischief. July 20, Travis John Downey, 39, of 1164 Downing Cir., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Fort on charges of flee ing to elude police, driving while license suspended, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment, pos session of a weapon by a convicted felon, improper exhibition of a weapon or firearm, and armed trespassing. Dep. Mitchell Johnson of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office added a charge of withholding support from children following Downeys book ing in the county jail. July 20, Morgan Lee Palon, 18, of 11250 S.W. Cedar Ave., Arcadia, was jailed by Det. Pablo Bermudez on charges of pos session of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment, perjury in an official proceeding, and making a false call on 911. July 20, Taylor Audrey Szuba, 20, of 6308 Gewant Blvd., Punta Gorda, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Fort and charged with perjury in an official proceeding. July 20, a vehicle was reported stolen off Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Bay Street. July 19, Julian Venegas Montoya, 40, of 616 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and armed trespassing by Ofc. Amy Drake. July 19, two homes on the 600 block of East Bay Street were burglarized. July 19, a theft was reported in the 700 block of East Townsend Street. July 18, thefts were reported in the 100 block of South Sev enth Avenue and in the 100 block of North First Avenue. July 17, Rodrigo Delarosa-Rodriguez, 26, of 35100 SR 64 Camp 2t Road, Myakka City, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson on charges of having no valid drivers license, attaching a tag not assigned, possession of cocaine and possession of nar cotics equipment. July 17, a theft occurred in the 300 block of Southerland Street. July 17, Lee Ann Elizabeth Clarke, 61, of 112 N. First Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson and charged with two counts of battery. July 17, a break-in was reported at a residence on the 500 block of 11th Avenue. July 16, a vehicle on the 300 block of South 11th Avenue was burglarized. BOWLING GREEN July 19, Belinda Ann Balderas, 43, of 211 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was taken into custody by Ofc. Estella Islas on a pro bation violation charge. July 19, criminal mischief occurred on the 400 block of Sellers Street. 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 29th 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.: 1313 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cunningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel ID Number: 21-34-27-9000-50050-0000 500 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL N OF SR636 PART OF 9185 ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATE OR228P790 21 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 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 Victoria L. Rogers Hardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Tax Deed File: 252018TD009XXXX Date: 07/23/2018 Ad No.: 17:26-8:16c Notices GET HELP NOW!SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE1 (800) 662 4357 A4 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


We are Hardee Countys ONLY LOCALLY OWNED and OPE TED funeral home.We offer superior care and services, combined with the lowest prices guaranteed.Thank you for the honor & privilege of serving you. View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 West Main Street Wauchula, Florida33873 863-773-9773 7:26c Obituaries JOSEPH JOE DWIGHT SANDERS Joseph Joe Dwight Sanders, 74, of Wimauma, died Monday, July 16, 2018, at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Elba, Ala., on Aug. 26, 1943, he came to Balm, Fla., from Alabama in 1960. He worked as a citrus crew leader for 35 years with stints at Gardiner/Maran Groves and Clark Groves. He was a member of Alafia Baptist Church in Lithia. He was preceded in death by his parents; and nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by sons, Terry (Emma) Sanders, of Wimauma, and Gary (Tammy) Sanders, of Fort Meade; daughters, Lynn Sanders, of Gibsonton, Carmen (Steve) Bedenbaugh, of Riverview, and Billie Joe (Kenneth) John son, of Elba, Ala.; 20 grand children; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, James Sanders, of Troy, Ala.; and sis ter, Judy Marler, of Arcadia. Visitation was July 20 at Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City. Funeral services were July 21 at Alafia Baptist Church, Lithia. In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to Alafia Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City. In MemorySUE WINTER RALEYSue Winter Raley, 86, of Wauchula, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Resthaven of Hardee. She was born on March 12, 1932, in Birmingham, Ala. Sue was a member of Eastern Star and worked for many years in their family business, Curry Raley Fu neral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Vera Roberts Winter; her brother, Clyde Sonny Winter; and son-in-law, Ronnie W. Gill. Sue is survived by daugh ters, Renee Gill, of Burney, Calif., Ralene Graham (and her husband H.E. Binky Jr.), of Wauchula; son, Lee Raley (and his wife Vi viana), of California; grandchildren, Courtney and Mixon Trammell, Binky and Michelle Graham, Cheston and Chrissy Graham, and Alice Raley; great-grand children, Blake, Hunter, Cooper, Rosalind, Win, Emmett Graham, Bo and Riley Trammell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Resthaven of Hardee with Pastor Chris Bishop officiating. In lieu of flowers the fam ily has asked for donations to be made to Resthaven of Hardee. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.comPonger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula PAULINE POLLY THOMPSONPauline Polly Thomp son, 88, died at her home in Oviedo on Sunday, July 15, 2018. She was born in Elberta, Ala., to Hiram and Ella Par due. She and her husband raised their children in Michi gan and moved to Florida in 1978. She retired from H.O.P.E. of Hardee where she worked as a companion and later as the food site manager. She was preceded in death by parents, Hiram and Ella Pardue; husband of 36 years, James Jim Thompson; daughter, Charlotte Kingdon (Thompson); sisters, Barbara Thompson, Ruth White, and Nora Parnell; and her grand son, Adam Thompson. She is survived by her son, James Thompson (Michelle), of Westhampton, New York; daughter, Cindy Baker, of Winter Park; son, Rex Thompson (Joan), of Or lando; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; brother, Kelly Pardue; and sisters, Viola Steadham, Leola Paschal, Mae Pardue, Julia Chaffin, Janis Parker, and Linda Pardue. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 28, at The Real Life Community Church, 3365 US 17, Bowling Green. She will be laid to rest at the Bowling Green Cemetery. National Cremation and Burial Society In MemoryKENNETH EUGENE GENE CONERLYKenneth Eugene Gene Conerly, 79, of Sebring, for merly of Wauchula, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Sebring. He was born on June 8, 1939, in Akron, Ohio. Ken neth was a member of the Florida Cattlemans Associa tion and attended New Zion Baptist Church. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Clara Roth Conerly. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Carolyn Stephens Conerly, of Sebring; son, Ken Conerly and his wife, Si mone, of Deltona; daughters, Joy Waters and her husband, Rob, of Minneapolis, Minn., Amber Rickert and her hus band, Adam, of Sarasota; brother, Jimmy Conerly and his wife, Susan, of Cape Carteret, N.C.; and grand children, Kenneth and his wife Sarah, Morgan, Griffin, Thomas, Taylor, Katherine, and Lilah. Burial will be private in New Zion Baptist Cemetery in Ona. A public service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at New Zion Baptist Church in Ona with Pastor Stephen Darley officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Mainte nance Fund, 202 Sidney Roberts Road, Ona, FL 33865. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.comPonger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula husband, Reuben Long Jr., of Zolfo Springs; daughter, Julia Roberts (Paul), of Zolfo Springs; son, Matthew Greubel (Charissa), of Wauchula; brothers, Steve Greubel (Jennifer), of Win ter Haven, and Larry Greubel (Jamie), of Wauchula; sisters, Lynn Shumard (Steve), of Wauchula, Karen Wheeler (James), of Holiday, Texas, and Sherrie Greubel, of Ashville, North Carolina; and six grandchildren, Seth and Makayla Mullins, Ara lyn Greubel, Ava, Nolan, and Amelia Roberts. Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 10 a.m. 12 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Bowling Green. The funeral service was at 12 p.m. (noon) with Pastor Scott Tharp and Pastor Jay Cook officiating. Interment was at Bowling Green Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory S S U U S S A A N N J J A A N N E E L L O O N N G G Susan Jane Long, of Zolfo Springs, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center at the age of 62. Jane was born in Evans ville, Ind., on Nov. 27, 1955. She had been a Hardee County resident for 38 years, coming from Lake Wales. Jane had been employed as the Human Resources Di rector for Hardee County. She was a 30 year member of the First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, serving in various capacities, includ ing Sunday school teacher, nursery director, and on committees. She also participated in several mission trips to share the gospel. Jane is survived by her In MemorySAMUEL DAVIS DAVE HALLSamuel Davis Dave Hall, 64, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 21, 1954, in Plant City, to the late Wilson and Earline Hall. He graduated from Hardee County High School and South Florida Community College. Dave worked more than 40 years in the phosphate industry as a machinist and an industrial mechanic. He retired from Mid-State Industrial Mainte nance on June 1, 2018. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially in the Florida Panhandle or in the mountains of Murphy, N.C. He loved spending time with his family and reading books about old Florida. He had an unforgettable sense of humor and was a loving hus band, father, and brother. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Hall; daughter, Kelli Lozano and son-in-law, Osias; son, Brent Hall and daughter-inlaw, Amy; sister, Alice Rivera and brother-in-law, Joe; sister, Jeni (Lora) Adamson and brother-inlaw, Jim; as well as many nieces, nephews, and ex tended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Earline Hall; and brother, Angus Hall. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Shepherd Road Presbyterian Church, 1217 Shepherd Road, Lakeland, FL 33811. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that dona tions may go to Shepherd Road Presbyterian Churchs building fund, 1217 Shepherd Road, Lakeland, FL 33811 or to ones favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel Lakeland PLAN AHEADTake the time to think about and record your end of life desires. Let your family clearly know your wishes. Its inevitable. Eliminate stress for your loved ones.Why do all these things?It just makes sense. Your family deserves peace-of-mind. Request a personal appointment today and start the process of preplanning.Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services404 W. Palmetto St., Wauchula, Florida 33873(863) 7:26c OBITUARY POLICYThe Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the infor mation which may be included in a free obituary are available 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 Protect The Vulnerable Report Elder Abuse or Neglect1 (800) 962 2873 1. Is the book of Haman in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 21, Abra ham banished Hagar and whom else to the desert? Laish, Haman, Ishmael, Laban 3. By reasonable number ing which commandment is, "Thou shalt not kill"? 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th 4. Samson was put into prison as a political enemy of ...? Romans, Israelites, Philistines, Assyrians 5. From Matthew 17, whom did Jesus send fishing to find tax money? Andrew, Peter, Paul, Thomas 6. After her first husband died, who did Ruth marry? Isaiah, Ahab, Boaz, Jehu ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Ishmael; 3) 6th; 4) Philistines; 5) Peter; 6) Boaz Sharpen your understanding of scripture with Wilson's Casey's latest book, "Test Your Bible Knowledge," now available in bookstores and online.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Bible TriviaBy Wilson Casey GRILLED SOUTHWESTERN PASTA SALADHere's a hearty summer salad made with grilled steak, fresh vegetables and multi grain pasta, with just the right amount of cumin, fresh cilantro and lime juice. 8 ounces multigrain or whole-wheat penne 8 ounces lean boneless sirloin steak 1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin, salt and pepper 3 medium poblano chile pep pers, halved and seeded 1 ear fresh corn, husked 1 medium sweet onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick Nonstick spray 2 large ripe tomatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water as pack age directs. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain again. Transfer to a large serving bowl. 2. Heat outdoor grill. Rub steak with 1/4 teaspoon each of the cumin, salt and pepper. Coat steak, peppers, corn and onion with nonstick spray. 3. Grill steak 4 to 6 min utes, turning once, for medium-rare. Remove to cut ting board; let stand 5 minutes. Grill peppers, corn and onion 8 to 10 minutes, turning as needed until lightly charred and tender. 4. Cut peppers and onion into bite-size pieces and cut corn off cob; add to bowl with pasta. Slice steak thinly against the grain and add to bowl. 5. Add remaining cumin, salt and pepper and remaining ingredients to bowl; toss to mix and coat. Serves 4. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at ecipes/.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping The Road To Recovery Starts Here Substance Abuse Hotline1 (800) 662 4357 Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERS 115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comThe July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5


7:26p 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.: 1310 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A.Cunningham, TrusteeDescription of Property:Parcel Identification Number 16-34-27-0000-56540-0000DESCRIPTION390 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTSALL W OF RD LESS 1975.13FT THEREOF PART OF 9185ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATEOR228P790 16 34S 27ESUBJECT 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 2018 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida unless otherwise noted BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSRegular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00p.m.MONTH OF August–02nd at 8:30 a.m. and 16th at 6:00 p.m.Planning Session –No Planning SessionECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY “INDEPENDENT BOARD” MONTH OF August– No meeting scheduled.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP MENT AUTH.Meets on second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.MONTH OF August–14th PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD – meets first Thursday night ofeach month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF August– 02nd CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARDMeets on the second Monday night of each month at 6 :00 p.m. in Building Department Conference Room 401 West Main Street MONTH OF August–13th COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARDMeets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF August– 06th LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARDFriends of Library meets on first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 Library in Annex II MONTH OF August – 07th HOUSING AUTHORITYMeets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive Wauchula MONTH OF August – No meeting scheduledHARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARDUsually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.MONTH OF August – 14th – Budget Presentation This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needingto make special arrangements should contact the County Commis sioner’s office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meet ing.This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. Ifa person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, withrespect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/shewill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedingis made, which record includes the testimony and evidence uponwhich the appeal is to be based. 7:26nc Actress and producer Roma Downey may not be a memberof the heavenly host like Mon ica, the character she portrayedfor nine years on the hit TV se ries “Touched by an Angel,”but she has lived a life that isdeeply connected to God —and she continues doing herbest to serve as one of Hismessengers. That certainly holds true in her new memoir, “Box of But terflies: Discovering the Unex pected Blessings All AroundUs.” During an interview with me, Roma recalled hermother’s shocking death froma heart attack a week beforeRoma’s 11th birthday: “Noth ing could have prepared us forthe absence that her loss cre ated in our lives. It was as ifthe color had been removedand the lights had been turnedout. “My father leaned into prayer to help us cope and getus through that painful time.Of course, we had the promiseand the hope through our faiththat we would see our motheragain. But I was still just a lit tle girl, and I really missed mymom.” On the first Mother’s Day after her mom’s death, Roma developed her lifelong affec tion for butterflies. She and herfather had taken pansies to thegrave because they were oneof her mom’s favorite flowers.Suddenly, a butterfly flew byand her father suggested itcould be a sign from hermother that she was still withthem. Roma recalled, “That was sort of the beginning of thebutterfly helping create somesort of comfort. But I missedher all through my life … Idon’t think you can be too oldto feel the ache inside of losingsomeone that you love. I wrotethis book hoping it would be acomfort to someone who hasexperienced loss.” Though no one could ever replace Roma’s mother, shedid find an adoptive mother ofsorts in her “Touched by anAngel” co-star, the late DellaReese. The two hit it off immedi ately, forming a bond thatcould be called transcendent. Itwas also a bond that ultimatelyproved necessary to both ofthem. Roma said, “Della’sonly daughter passed away un expectedly while we wereworking together. Not longafter, Della took me aside andsaid, ‘You know, baby, God is so amazing. I always knewthat He brought me into yourlife because you needed amother. I didn’t realize that Hewas bringing you into my lifebecause I was going to need ababy girl. Will you be mydaughter?’ ” “Yes,” responded Roma af fectionately. “Then I am your mama,” declared Della. For 20 years, Roma says she benefited from Della’s“wisdom, love, strength andcourage,” and Della becamegodmother to Roma’s owndaughter, Reilly. But Della was a larger-thanlife personality who lovedeverybody. Roma said, “She would come on the set of ‘Touchedby an Angel,’ and we probablyhad to give at least 15, 20 min utes just for her to get aroundthe room because she huggedeverybody. It was like equalopportunity hugging, whetheryou were the star of the show,the director, the janitor, mak ing a cup of tea, she came inthe room and she said, ‘Godbless everybody in here.’ “She changed the energy in the room. She truly was anangel, one of the most remark able women I’ve ever known,”Roma said. And Roma truly was touched by an angel. For free copies of “Kind ness Counts,” write: TheChristophers, 5 HanoverSquare, New York, NY 10004;or email: ‘Touched By An Angel’ Star Touches Motherless Co-Star A6 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018 Dear Editor: Why should the church change what it preaches justbecause society changes whatit believes? The fluctuating so cial norms or mores of societyshould never affect the moralunderstanding, belief or ac tions of Christians or the min isters of the Gospel of JesusChrist. There should never be someone who proclaims to bea Christian who asks thechurch to become politicallycorrect in its pulpit or who de mands the church change itmoral discourse. It is sad and disheartening that Christians have becomemore worldly and more con cerned with political correct ness, while many of thecivilizations of the world havebecome less biblically moral.Telling someone the true pathto heaven is not hate speech orpassing judgment. Nor is itgood for humankind as awhole to lose its moral com pass. The laws of society change and meander based on the be liefs of its most wealthy or in fluential citizens. It is not forthe well-being of society as awhole but for the physical,sexual or financial profit ofthose who think they are incharge of the world. But God'slaws never change. God does not follow social norms. He has His own moralcodes and ethics that benefitevery man, woman and childwhen followed wisely, cor rectly and compassionately. If you think you are a Chris tian but you get upset that thepreachers are sounding a bitjudgmental or "politically in correct," you must realize it isyour feelings of overreachingforgiveness towards sin that isaffecting your thoughts. Wecannot forgive someone's sinanymore than we can condemnsomeone for sin. The preachers are doing their God-given job of warning or admonishing any of us whomay be on their way down avery hot rabbit hole. That'swhat they are called to do, re ally what we are all required todo out of love for our fellowhumans. So, if this is the case maybe the one who is refusing toshare the message of Jesusdoes not really care at all aboutthe lost. It is possible that theone screaming political cor rectness does not really careabout the pain and sufferingthat the lost are going through. It would be fantastic if we could love everyone "enough"that they would accept Jesus astheir Lord and Savior. But Paul advises that some may not lis ten unless scared into it, andJesus says that there are manywho will not accept the trutheven if they saw a man risefrom the dead. The most common threat I hear when an uncomfortablesubject is preached is that theoffended person will never at tend church there again. Fine,you don't have to. What really matters is if the Holy Spirit keeps showing upto the gatherings. As long asHe is showing up, it doesn'tmatter who else is there. Norma T. RomanSweetwater, FL Letter To The Editor Churches Should Not Seek To Be Politically Correct 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 The Monday at 2 p.m. Think Someone Needs Help? N ATIONAL H UMAN T RAFFICKING H OTLINE 1-888-373-7888 or Text “Help” or “Info” to 233733


7:26c O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. Palmetto Open: 7 days (Yellow bldg. behind old carwash) NEW MACHINES • CLEAN • A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-0173 2:8tfc NOTICE Notice is hereby given that, as per Chapter 116.21, Florida Statutes, the followingmonies will be paid to the Hardee County Clerk of Courts Fine & Forfeiture fund, un less claim is made on or before September 1, 2018, and same shall be declared for feited to Hardee County Clerk of Courts. MID FLORIDA TITLE PROFESSIONALS LLC $ 51.00 JESSIE GRIFFIN $ 14.75 MARY K HARRIS $ 15.00 JOHN M LAKE $ 15.00 STEPHANIE JUAREZ $ 15.00 PAUL J KNARR $ 30.00 DWAYNE L SNELLING $ 15.00 HEATHER E CRAIG ESQUIRE $ 50.00 DUSTIN N ADCOCK $ 15.00 KAYLA A SMITH $ 15.00 JOHN ANTHONY MEDRANO $ 250.00 JUAN RODRIGUEZ $ 250.00 Persons having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion of them shall filetheir written claims with the Clerk of the Court of Hardee County having custody ofsuch funds within the time specified by the notice and shall make sufficient proof tothe clerk of their ownership and upon so doing shall be entitled to receive any part ofthe moneys so claimed. 7:26c July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 South Florida State College honored 11 of its graduates in a traditional pinningceremony last week. Held on the college’s Highlands Cam pus in Avon Park, the event recognizedthose graduates who have earned theirAssociate in Science degrees in radiogra phy. Five of the graduates are Hardee County residents, including CynthiaGranados, Melissa Hernandez, Raquel“Rocki” Martinez, Jacob “Jake” Mayerand Araceli Navarro. Guest speaker at the ceremony was Sabrina Keckler, supervisor of the Imag ing Department at Florida Hospital Heart land Division. She offered words ofadvice to the graduates as they preparedto launch their careers. Alicia Black of Highlands County, class president, thanked the families andfriends in attendance for their support, en couragement and love that saw her andher classmates through the two-year pro gram. Junior Gray, director of the radiology program, reminded the graduates to“keep demonstrating compassion and professionalism to gain respect from yourpatients, superiors and colleagues.” Upon completing SFSC’s two-year AS degree in radiography, graduates canwork as certified radiologic technologistsby passing the American Registry of Ra diologic Technologists national examina tion. Radiologic technologists work in hos pitals and clinics performing diagnosticimaging examinations, such as X-rays. For information about SFSC’s radiog raphy program, contact Gray at 784-7347or SFSC Graduates Radiologic TechnologistsCOURTESY PHOTO Graduates of the radiologic technologies program at South Florida State College are (front row, from left) MelissaHernandez, Cynthia Granados and Araceli Navarro, all of Hardee County, and Heather Johnson; (middle row)Alicia Black, Rosela LaPointe, Hardee Countian Rocki Martinez and Nicole Iosue; (back row) Edna Viljean, Hardee Countian Jake Mayer and Marina Torres. Crop Update July 23, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.1 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 22, 2018. Precipitation estimatesranged from no rain in Dry Tortugas (Monroe County) to 6.3 inches in Chiefland (Levy County). The average mean temper ature ranged from 78.8F in Crescent City (Putnam County) to88.2F in Key West (Monroe County). Citrus: Generally warm conditions were found across the citrus producing region during the last week. Afternoons weremostly in the high 80s to the low 90s. Weekend temperatureswere slightly warmer with many citrus producing counties reach ing the mid 90s. The warmest temperature recorded was in AvonPark (Highlands County) at 97 degrees. Intermittent showers onseveral days were enough to produce more-than-average rainfallfor the period. Several rain stations in the northern citrus pro ducing area received over three inches for the week; many sta tions in western and central areas had at least two inches ofrainfall. According to the July 19, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor,the entire citrus region remained drought free. Field workers continued with spray programs on days with permissible weather. Caretakers applied summer oils and treatedfor greening. Also observed was fertilizing, mowing, and givingcare to resets. Irrigation was less regular in areas where it rainedseveral days during the week. The fruit and trees looked goodso far, and growers were optimistic about the upcoming crop. Fruits and Vegetables: Crops harvested included avocado, bitter melon, boniato, malanga, mango, and okra. Livestock and Pastures: In the northern half of the state, frequent rains continued to prevent low-lying areas from drying, making it difficult for producers to tend to their fields. Southerncounties had hit-or-miss rain which left some pastures in excel lent condition while others were flooded. Cattle condition de clined slightly from the previous week. 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 • Dominique Bouhours, a Frenchman who lived in the17th century, was a priest, an essayist and a grammarian. Thelove of language may havebeen closest to his heart,though; it's been reported thatthe final words he uttered on hisdeathbed were, "I am about to— or I am going to — die; ei ther expression is used." • Those who study such things say that sea slugs have25,000 teeth. • The town of Waco, Texas, has an entire museum dedicatedto the popular soda Dr Pepper.Even more surprising is the factthat it gets more than a hundredvisitors a day, on average. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver


7:26c • When driving in low visibility, you should avoid passing and changing lanes. Be patient! 7:26c A8 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018 Don't Skimp on Shrimp Shrimp is one of my favorite fresh, fast ingredients, and it'salso a healthy menu choice.Shrimp are a great source ofhigh-quality protein and arerich in health-enhancing nutri ents. Shrimp also are low in fatand calories. Research shows,and dietitians concur, that thehigh percentage of "good fats"in shrimp reduce the impact ofthe cholesterol that it contains.Maybe that's why shrimp is oneof America's favorite seafoods!When and how you will pre pare the shrimp should deter mine whether you buy it freshor frozen. Frozen shrimp offerthe longest shelf life, as theycan be kept for several weeks,whereas fresh shrimp will keeponly a day or two. Fresh shrimp should have firm bodies that are still at tached to their shells. Theyshould be free of black spots ontheir shell, since this indicatesthat the flesh has begun tobreak down. In addition, theshells should not appear yellowor gritty, as this may indicatethat sodium bisulfate or an other chemical has been usedto bleach the shells. Smell is a good indicator of freshness — good qualityshrimp have a slightly saltwa ter smell. Since a slightly "off" smell cannot be detectedthrough plastic, if you have theoption, purchase displayedshrimp as opposed to those thatare prepackaged. Once the fish monger wraps and hands youthe shrimp that you have se lected, smell them through thepaper wrapping and returnthem if they do not smell right.After purchasing shrimp orother seafood, make sure to re frigerate it as soon as possible.If the shrimp is going to ac company you during a day fullof errands, keep a cooler in thecar so it stays cold and does notspoil. The temperature of most re frigerators is slightly warmerthan ideal for storing seafood.To ensure maximum freshnessand quality, it is important touse special storage methods tocreate the optimal temperaturefor holding the shrimp. One ofthe easiest ways to do this is toplace the shrimp, which hasbeen well-wrapped, in a bakingdish filled with ice. The bakingdish and shrimp should then beplaced on the bottom shelf ofthe refrigerator, which is itscoolest area. Replenish ice oneor two times per day. Shrimpcan be refrigerated for up totwo days, although it should bepurchased as close to beingserved as possible. You can extend the shelf life of shrimp by freezing it. Wrapit well in plastic and place it inthe coldest part of the freezer,where it will keep for aboutone month. To defrost shrimp, place it in a bowl of cold water or in therefrigerator. Do not thaw theshrimp at room temperature orin a microwave since this canlead to a loss of moisture andnutrients. Shrimp can be cooked either shelled or unshelled, dependinghow you'll be using them.There are various methods toremove the shell. One way is tofirst pinch off the head and thelegs, and then, holding the tail,peel the shell off from the body.If shelling frozen shrimp, donot defrost them completely asthey will be easier to shellwhen they are still slightlyfrozen. Some people prefer to re move the shrimp's intestinesbefore cooking or eating. To doso, make a shallow incisionalong the back of the shrimpand pull out the dark vein thatruns throughout by rinsingunder cold water. This recipe for Spicy Sweet Chili Shrimp in Lettuce Cups isa perfect dish for a hot summerday! SPICY SWEET CHILI SHRIMP IN LETTUCE CUPS 1/4 cup Asian sweet chilisauce1/4 cup mayonnaise2 large cloves garlic, minced2 green onions, green partsand white parts, sliced, rootsdiscarded2 tablespoons cilantro,minced, plus more for sprin kling1 tablespoon lemon juice,plus more for sprinkling1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pep per16 jumbo shrimp (or 1 1/2 to2 pounds medium shrimp),peeled and deveined2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon Old Bay Season ing4 butter lettuce or iceberg let tuce cups 1. In a large bowl, mix to gether the chili sauce, mayon naise, garlic, green onions,cilantro, lemon juice, salt andpepper. Place the mixture in therefrigerator to chill. 2. Season the shrimp with the 1 tablespoon of the olive oiland the Old Bay Seasoning;mix well. 3. Heat the remaining table spoon of olive oil in a cast-ironor non-stick skillet. Cookshrimp for 2 minutes per side.When the shrimp are almostcooked, add in the chili saucemixture; stir to combine. 4. Sprinkle with the cilantro and lemon juice, and serve inthe lettuce cups. Serves 4.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's au thor, culinary historian and theauthor of seven cookbooks. Hernew cookbook is "The KitchenDiva's Diabetic Cookbook."Her website is To see how-to videos,recipes and much, much more,Like Angela Shelf Medearis,The Kitchen Diva! on Face book. Recipes may not bereprinted without permissionfrom Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis KitchenDiva By Angela Shelf Medearis


7:19,26p 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.: 1308 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cunningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel Identification Number 15-34-27-0000-532700000 DESCRIPTION 640 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL OF SECTION 15 34S 27E PARK OF 9185 ACRE TRACT OR 228 P 790 LESS PHOSPATE 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 Clerk7:12-8:2c 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 description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1307 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cun ningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel Identification Number 10-34-27-0000-575000000 560 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL OF SECT LESS W1/2 OF NW1/4 PART OF 9198 ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATE OR 228 P 790 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 Clerk 7:5-26c July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9 PUBLIC NOTICE The Office of Hardee County Emergency Manage ment has scheduled a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) meeting on July 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., located at the Hardee Emergency Operations Center, 404 West Orange Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. The purpose of a local mitigation strategy is to re duce the human, environmental, and economic costs of disasters. Mitigation is any action taken to permanently reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and their property from the effects of disasters. The goal of the LMS meeting will be to discuss, up date, rank, and prioritize the LMS projects. Please come participate in this informative and important public meeting. For more information, please call the Emergency Management Office at 863/773-6373. 7:26cDear Editor: Several years ago I the opportunity to rent a second floor apartment in a condominium. It was located in Winter Haven beside Lake Win terset. Most every lake in Florida supports a wonderful bird population. Once settled in, I often enjoyed sitting out side on the screened-in balcony porch where I had "a bird's-eye-view" of the lake below. Large oak trees gave some shade to the water's edge, and thick grass covered the banks. During afternoons spent on the porch, al though not intentional I began to notice the many varieties of birds in and around the lake. I thought, "This lake can't be the only lake in Florida which has so many kinds of birds." I wondered how many other people are taking notice of the abundance of "our feathered friends" at lakes in their own areas? I began a journal about all the birds I identi fied at that one lake and logged 30 kinds of birds! I was astounded about all the different birds that visited the lake. The largest flock was the American white pelican, and there is no other word to describe the flock than magnificent with their crystal white feathers that created sparkling reflections on the water. Bright orange beaks were long with pouches that can expand to hold up to three gallons of water when the pelicans dive for fish. Wing spreads of American white pelicans can reach up to eight feet across, and these birds travel in flocks. They are very early to nest and as early as February will be leading their young from lake to lake across this state. Pelicans have black feathers on the underside of their wings to cast shadows and flap over fish to confuse them and make them an easy catch. The flock works together to stir up fish and then dive with open beaks to fill their pouches. As days went by I decided to use my cam corder to record many of the birds, and by using my Encyclopedia Of Florida Birds I could identify the birds on shore and in the lake. To name some of the 30 birds which I saw ... sea gulls, brown pelicans, anhingas (called snake birds) which swim under water and then come out with wings spread to dry feathers, lit tle blue and great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, white ibis, wood storks, wood ducks, hawks, sandhill cranes, sandpipers, osprey, sparrows, blue jays, black birds, flycatchers, and the list goes on. The most exciting bird I was able to view for nearly 30 minutes was an eagle perched on a high branch of a dead tree. It was absolutely beautiful and magnificent. Don't mistake an osprey for an eagle. The os prey is a common Florida bird but has a white underbelly unlike the eagle which has a dark underbelly and white head and tail. The wood stork is an interesting bird and easy to identify. It is white with black feathers underneath its wings, and its head is black with a long black beak. It has an unusual way to catch fish at the shoreline by sticking one long wing over the water to cause fish to scatter and be caught. Every wood stork uses the same method. The large white storks "which deliver babies" are in Europe. There are two kinds of Florida water birds, either in the water to catch fish or the kind which walk the shoreline to catch fish. Those with long legs walk in the water at the shore line, wading in shallow water to eat vegetation and small fish. The very tall sandhill cranes stay at the water's edge and have the loudest, most annoy ing honk. There are usually two of them as they pair for life. If you see more than two, they have their young with them for nearly two years. They are aggressive birds, and one day I saw them chase a woman walking her dog. I'm not sure who ran the fastest ... the woman or her dog! I will conclude by saying I captured the most exciting sight with my VCR recorder of a great blue heron catching a very large fish too large to swallow, I thought. I did wonder if I would have to run down stairs and perform CPR on the bird. I watched with anticipation as the heron put the fish on the grass and made sure it was dead. Then it returned the fish to the water to get it wet again. The fish was turned around sev eral times so the bird swallowed it head first. It was so large that I was sure the heron would choke. The last of my filming showed the heron with a very large neck and with a meal that would probably last him a week. It was a very good day, a great experience, and a wonderful video. Carol Cowing Winter HavenLetter To The Editor Florida Lakes Support A Multitude Of Birds 7/26/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:19 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 32 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:39 PM Set: 5:41 AM Overhead: 12:17 AM Underfoot: 12:41 PM Moon Phase 99% Waxing Gibbous Major Times 12:17 AM 2:17 AM 12:41 PM 2:41 PM Minor Times 5:41 AM 6:41 AM 7:39 PM 8:39 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -47/27/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:19 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 32 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:22 PM Set: 6:31 AM Overhead: 1:05 AM Underfoot: 1:29 PM Moon Phase 100% FULL MOON Major Times 1:05 AM 3:05 AM 1:29 PM 3:29 PM Minor Times 6:31 AM 7:31 AM 8:22 PM 9:22 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -4 7/28/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:48 AM Set: 8:18 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 30 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:03 PM Set: 7:23 AM Overhead: 1:52 AM Underfoot: 2:15 PM Moon Phase 99% Waning Gibbous Major Times 1:52 AM 3:52 AM 2:15 PM 4:15 PM Minor Times 7:23 AM 8:23 AM 9:03 PM 10:03 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Best++++ Time Zone UTC: -47/29/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:48 AM Set: 8:17 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 29 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:41 PM Set: 8:15 AM Overhead: 2:38 AM Underfoot: 3:01 PM Moon Phase 97% Waning Gibbous Major Times 2:38 AM 4:38 AM 3:01 PM 5:01 PM Minor Times 8:15 AM 9:15 AM 9:41 PM 10:41 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -4 7/30/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:49 AM Set: 8:17 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 28 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:16 PM Set: 9:07 AM Overhead: 3:23 AM Underfoot: 3:45 PM Moon Phase 93% Waning Gibbous Major Times 3:23 AM 5:23 AM 3:45 PM 5:45 PM Minor Times 9:07 AM 10:07 AM 10:16 PM 11:16 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -47/31/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:50 AM Set: 8:16 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 26 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:51 PM Set: 10:00 AM Overhead: 4:07 AM Underfoot: 4:29 PM Moon Phase 87% Waning Gibbous Major Times 4:07 AM 6:07 AM 4:29 PM 6:29 PM Minor Times 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 10:51 PM 11:51 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 8/1/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:50 AM Set: 8:16 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 26 mins. Moon Data Rise: 11:26 PM Set: 10:53 AM Overhead: 4:48 AM Underfoot: 5:13 PM Moon Phase 80% Waning Gibbous Major Times 4:48 AM 6:48 AM 5:13 PM 7:13 PM Minor Times 10:53 AM 11:53 AM 11:26 PM 12:26 AM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -48/2/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:51 AM Set: 8:15 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 24 mins. Moon Data Rise: --:-Set: 11:47 AM Overhead: 5:35 AM Underfoot: 5:57 PM Moon Phase 71% Waning Gibbous Major Times 5:35 AM 7:35 AM 5:57 PM 7:57 PM Minor Times --:---:-11:47 AM 12:47 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar ForecastProvided courtesy of On This Day: In 1775 US Continental Congress creates United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin In 1788 New York becomes 11th state to ratify US constitution In 1835 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii In 1865 Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium) In 1896 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans In 1903 1st automobile trip across the United States (San Francisco to New York) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. 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7:26c Notices ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2017-CA-000280 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Margaret A. Barringer a/k/a Margaret Barringer; Unknown Spouse of Margaret A. Barringer a/k/a Margaret Barringer; Hardee County, Florida; Erin I. Fitzpatrick; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judg ment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000280 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Associa tion, Plaintiff and Margaret A. Barringer a/k/a Margaret Bar ringer are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Victoria L. Rogers, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873 AT 11:00 A.M. on August 8, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST 25 FEET OF LOT 4 AND ALL OF LOT 3, BLOCK 5, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRO CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION, (863)-534-4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 5347777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk7:26, 8:2c______________________________By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateRelief may be coming for local citrus growers ravaged by Hurricane Irma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture began accepting applications last week for its Wildlife & Hurricane Indem nity Program. Officials from the USDA Farm Service Agency criss crossed the Heartland region earlier this month to announce details of the emergency assistance program. Hardee County was not se lected for an onsite seminar. The closest forum at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center in Sebring drew more than 800 attendees. The federal aid program al lows growers who receive 75 percent of their adjusted gross income from agriculture to be eligible for up to $900,000 from the Wildlife & Hurricane Indemnity Program, while those below the 75 percent benchmark face a $125,000 cap. Crop insurance coverage also factors into the W.H.I.P. payments. Higher coverage can gener ate higher payments, accord ing to Florida Citrus Mutual Executive Vice President Mike Sparks, who has advised members to quickly set up ap pointments for the relief. We understand there is a lot of complexity to W.H.I.P. and accompanying paper work, Sparks wrote to mem bers. But we believe this is a fair program that will provide the necessary funding to get growers back on their feet in addition to building a foundation for the industry to expand in the coming decade. The program, however, is not open only for Sunshine State growers. Recovery ef forts from hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico and from wildfires in California are also eligible. The relief package is part of a $2.36 billion agriculture package approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by Pres ident Donald Trump in Febru ary. Officials in Tallahassee have estimated $761 million in Florida citrus losses from Hurricane Irma. Agriculture officials in Tal lahassee are continuing to de velop a plan to administer $340 million in block grant funding they are slated to re ceive from the federal govern ment with an earmark from citrus growers. While plans on how to ad minister the funds have yet to be formally approved, the cur rent proposal from the Florida Division of Emergency Man agement would create an eli gibility threshold of an insured citrus growers finan cial recovery cannot exceed 85 percent of estimated losses. The cap is 65 percent of their losses for uninsured growers. Plans call for the state block grant to be used to replace damaged or destroyed trees, cover future economic losses and help pay the cost of crop insurance. One major condition: to be eligible for state funding is a grower must first apply for W.H.I.P. The relief effort comes as the states citrus industry faces one of its worst produc tions years on record. Accord ing to the final crop report by the USDA, growers produced 34.7 percent fewer oranges and half the number of grape fruits than a year ago. Hurricane Irma was only one contributing factor. Growers continue a decadelong fight against citrus greening disease. Overall production is at its lowest since the 1941-42 growing season. The USDAs final report provides some rays of hope, as Florida growers outpaced California in overall produc tion, even if only barely. California produced 44 mil lion boxes. Florida produced 44.95 million boxes, a fifth of the production rate 20 years ago. In Hardee County, growers remain optimistic on the fu ture of the local industry. I think we are in pretty good shape, said Kenny Sanders, a local grower and member of Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association. Sanders is predicting an up ward turn in local production barring any catastrophic storm. We have as good of a crop as we had last year before the hurricane, Sanders said. I am kind of excited. We had a good crop before the hurri cane blew it off. Prior to Hurricane Irma, Florida citrus was forecast to have an upshift in production. Sanders said growers are making efforts to focus on grove care to strengthen out put. I am real optimistic, Sanders said. Everybody is taking care of the groves and looks like there is a good crop. Hardee Citrus Growers Optimistic About Relief DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I read with interest the recent column where a reader put aluminum pie plates on sur faces, like the stove, where cats werent allowed. That sounds like a good solution to stopping cats from jumping onto the countertops. Our cats, when they were young, would jump 5 feet straight up to the tops of kitchen cabinets. Needless to say, this was annoying and more than a little concerning. My wife got some plastic rug runners that had knubby things on the bottom to keep the runners from moving on a carpet. She cut pieces and laid them on top of the cabi nets with the knubby side up. It took only a few times for the cats to realize the cab inet tops were not comfort able. The knubby things could not hurt the cats, but they certainly didn't feel good. Bob R., via email DEAR BOB: Thank you for the suggestion! Readers, if you try this solution, be sure to use rug runners with nylon or softer plastic nubs. Essentially, discouraging cats from jump ing onto surfaces where you dont want them requires you to put something on those sur faces that they dont like, but which wont hurt them. An unfamiliar texture will keep them from hanging around on those surfaces. High-pitched noises can send them away, such as the rattle of an aluminum pie plate. Some cat owners keep a shaker can handy -a small can with a lid, like a potato chip can, filled with pennies or other objects that make a jangling, highpitched noise when shaken. Keep in mind that these are all forms of negative reinforce ment, so try to limit their use to stopping very specific behav iors that might endanger your cat. Send your questions, comments or tips to 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Paws CornerBy Sam Mazzotta 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 : : All or Nothing Day Aunt and Uncle Day National Intern Day National Bagelfest Day National Coffee Milkshake Day National Refreshment Day National Chili Dog Day A10 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


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ABOUT... Letters ToThe Editor The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the ed itor on matters of public in-terest. Letters should bebrief, and must be writtenin good taste and includethe writer’s full name, ad dress and daytime tele phone number forverification. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday to beconsidered for that week’sedition. Submissionsshould be typed or legiblywritten. Send letters to:Letters to the Editor, TheHerald-Advocate, P.O. Box338, Wauchula, FL 33873.Fax to (863) 773-0657. 7:26p 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 NOTICE EXECUTIVE SESSION HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD The Superintendent of Schools has called an Executive Session of theSchool Board for Thursday, July 26, 2018, immediately following the reg ular meeting of the Board. The session will be held in the School BoardMeeting Room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.The purpose of the session is for school safety and security. This ses sion is closed to the public. 7:26c A12 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018 COURTESY PHOTOS “The Sound of Music” will likely be one of the most popular performances during the 2018-19 Artist Series atSouth Florida State College. Six-time Emmy-winning composer will perform in“John Tesh Big Band” during the Artist Series. Subscription ticket packages are now available for both theArtist Series and Matinee Se ries for the 2018-19 perform ance season, South FloridaState College has announced. Season-ticket packages offer big discounts on admission,and seats are available in thebest sections in the house be fore the general public sales. “The Artist Series is a bar gain and the theater is so closeto home,” said Ann Pollard, along-time Artist Series sub scriber. “We don’t have todrive to the coast and stay in ahotel when we want to see ashow. We never have to wait inline for our tickets, and wenever miss a sold-out show. “Plus, we get invited to VIP receptions and events,” sheadded. Tom Meisenheimer, another subscriber, said, “My wife, Pat,and I are season subscribersbecause the shows are terrific,with a good mix of artists andvaried performances. We likethe 15-percent discount for ad ditional tickets which allowssubscribers like us to treat ourvisiting snowbird friends to ashow. “It also feels good to make our yearly gift to support thefine arts at such a wonderfulcollege,” he said. Cindy Garren, director of cultural programs at SFSC,said, “To celebrate our 35thseason, we’ve got somethingfor everyone: celebrities, com edy, Broadway, orchestras,Christian music, and countrysuperstars. “Subscribers,” she contin ued, “can save more than $100by buying a series package.” The 10-show Artist Series includes: John Tesh, ChristmasWonderland Spectacular,Evita, The Doo Wop Project,Jon Secada, Florida Orchestra,Wayne Newton, “The Sound ofMusic,” “Legally Blonde,” andSandy Patti. All Artist Series perform ances begin at 7 p.m. in theAlan Jay Wildstein Center forthe Performing Arts. Subscription packages are $385 for gold circle tickets;$338 for silver section seating;and $298 for bronze seats.“With a bronze package, youcan see a show for less than$30, and that is the best deal inFlorida,” remarked Garren. The 10-show Matinee Se ries, which begins in January,includes: Let’s Hang On, aFrankie Valli tribute; Simonand Garfunkel Revisited; Du eling Pianos; Phil Dirt and The Dozers; Divas 3; Alter Eagles,an Eagles tribute; NashvilleLegacy with Jason Coleman;“My Mother’s Italian, My Fa ther is Jewish and I’m in Ther apy;” Violinist Doug Cameronand Family; and the Universityof Florida Concert Choir. All Matinee Series perform ances begin at 1:30 p.m. in theAlan Jay Wildstein Center forthe Performing Arts. Subscription packages are $192 for gold circle seats, $168 for silver section seating, and$141 for bronze seats. Subscriptions are available online at, by call ing the SFSC box office at(863) 784-7178 or by visitingthe box office on Monday,Wednesday or Thursday from11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thebox office is located at the AlanJay Wildstein Center for thePerforming Arts on the SFSCHighlands Campus at 600 W.College Dr. in Avon Park. Season Tickets On Sale For SFSC Shows C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g I I n n J J u u l l y y : : • Dog Days of Summer • National Blueberry Month • National Anti-Boredom Month • Unlucky Month for Weddings • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month • National Hot Dog Month • National Ice Cream Month Everyone Can Do Something N ATIONAL H UMAN T RAFFICKING H OTLINE 1-888-373-7888


Herald-AdvocateThursday, July 26, 2018 B THE Kids: Join The Downtown Wauchula Scout Club Now! Explorations rewarded with badges and fun are a big part of many kids’summer days thanks to a Main StreetWauchula Inc. initiative. The Downtown Wauchula Scout Club kicked off on Friday, July 13, butthere is still time to join in on the ac tion. Participating children are given an Explorer Guide, which they pick upfrom the Main Street Wauchula officeat 107 E. Main St. The guide has over20 activities for children to follow thatlead them to “explorer stations,” desti nations around their community. At each destination, the scout earns a badge. The initiative started last year and was a huge success. “We are very excited about the suc cess we had during our first Scout Club.The number of participants surpassedour expectations! We are alreadythrilled at how much fun participantsare having this year,” said Jessica New man, Main Street Wauchula Inc. direc tor. “Businesses that were set up as explorer stations were pleased with theextra visitors. Pictures and posts madetheir way to social media, validating thesuccess of the initiative,” she added. Many Hardee County youngsters have taken advantage of this opportu nity to learn about their community’shistory, find and explore landmarks,and experience various businesses. In addition to dozens of badges, these children will collect memoriesand experiences during the DowntownWauchula Scout Club. If your child is interested in partic ipating, visit the Main Street Wauchulaoffice. The Downtown Wauchula Scout Club will continue until Friday, Aug.10. Those who complete at least half ofthe activities will receive a special treatduring that evening’s Wildcat TailgateParty in downtown Wauchula. COURTESY PHOTOS Learn about global missions and see items from around the world at SendMeMis sions. Kids get an Explorer Guide, and earn special badges at each stop they make. Community history reveals itself at significant stops along the path of exploration. The Wauchula Police Department has interesting and helpful information to share. WAUCHULA WWII VETS PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY It’s becoming a rare occurrence to see two World War II veterans having lunchtogether nowadays. That’s what happened last Friday when two Hardee Countynatives decided to meet for lunch with family and friends at the Pioneer Restau rant in Zolfo Springs. Col. Donnell Mathews, 92, of Melbourne and longtimefriend Todd Silverman, 93, of Miami try to have lunch together a couple of timeseach year. Mathews retired from the Army Air Corps and the United States AirForce after serving for 33 years. He was a tail gunner in a Boeing B-29 Super fortress, a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber. Silverman was a Navyaviator from 1943 until 1946. He flew on 21 missions in the Pacific Theater. Fromleft are Silverman, Pioneer Restaurant owner Anna Belle Jewell and Mathews.


– 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 Whenever we go to a physi cian for care we are normallygreeted by someone who takesour “vital signs” and then asks usto describe our “symptoms” ourreason for wanting to talk with aphysician. These symptoms orvital signs are indicators earlywarning signs of a deeper or moreserious condition that describe anillness that requires some sort oftreatment. One of the gifts that we have through the grace and mercy ofGod is His love that surrounds usand His arms that protect us. “Heguards the lives of His faithful,”wrote the Psalmist, “and deliversthem from the hand of thewicked.” Our God is there to pre vent the “illnesses” caused by sinthat could destroy us who arefaithful to Him. One of the most influential saints of God was C. I. Scofield.He is the author of Scofield StudyBible no doubt one of the mostwidely used and perhaps more in fluential than any other studyBible ever published. “Shortly after my conversion,” he once wrote, “I saw a picture ofDaniel in the den of lions. Hishands were behind him and thelions were circling him. The onething I was in fear of was that Imight go back to my sins. But asI stood before that picture, a greathope and faith came into myheart. I said, ‘Why these lions areall about me my old habits andsins the God that shut the mouthsof the lions for Daniel can shutthem for me.’ And He did!” God promises that He will guard us and guide us, protect usand defend us and deliver us fromthe “hand of the wicked.” Butonly if we are faithful to Him! Visit us at: Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eB2 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


The Way Too Early Top 25 Well football fans, it is time to take a look at the college football season coming up next month. Will the Tide Roll again in 2018? Most preseason magazines think so. Georgia is still loaded and coming off with the best recruit ing class last year. Clemson is still lurking in the shadows as well with 15 re turning starters. Oklahoma is banking on Kyle Murray replacing Baker Mayfield with another title run. West Virginia will host the Sooners with Will Grier looking to lead the Mountaineers to the playoffs while winning the Heis man Trophy in November. Washington looks to be the best team out of the other coast. Wisconsin is locked and loaded to gun down any opponent in the Big 10. There is a plethora of other teams such as Auburn, Miami and Ohio State with high hopes also. All in all, it does look like another great year for college football. How will the Florida teams fair in 2018? New coaches and the unknown face the University of Florida, University of Cen tral Florida, and Florida State University. The University ofSouth Florida and University of Miami are settling in with theirsomewhat newer coaches. Florida Atlantic University andFlorida International University will also see improvement withtheir second year coaches. Florida Gators Dan Mullen may not be the most exciting new coach but he is a proven winner. Can he take the Florida Gators back to their“glory days”? More will be revealed. The Gators do have 19starters returning which leads the nation. FSU Seminoles Willie Taggart turned around Western Kentucky and U SF before going to Oregon. Given a marquee program in his ownbackyard, FSU should see a return to the top of the ACC soonerthan later. The ‘Noles return 12 starters from 2017. UCF Knights UCF replaced Scott Frost with Josh Heupel. The cupboard is not bare by a long shot for Heupel. Can the Knights repeat as“national champions”? USF, FAU, and FIU all return many starters but have sig nificant loses also. USF Bulls The USF Bulls lost their stellar quarterback and will strug gle to match the win total of 2017. Coach Charlie Strong mustdo a good job in 2018 to keep pace in the American AthleticConference. FIU Panthers Coach Butch Davis has only four defensive starters back from last year for the FIU Panthers. FAU Owls FAU head coach Lane Kiffin surprised a lot of people win ning the conference in 2017. Many publications having him re peat, but with only five offensive starters back don’t count on it.The Owls will not get out of Huntington alive when they playMarshall in October. The Way Too Early Top 25 1. Alabama — Until someone proves them otherwise, the Tide will Roll. 2. Clemson — Senior quarterback play and tradition keep them in the hunt. 3. Georgia — ‘Dawgs are still loaded and had the nation’s top recruiting class. 4. Oklahoma — If Kyle Murray comes through is the ques tion. 5. Wisconsin — Always consistent. Always control the ground game. 6. Washington — Clearly the top team in the Pac 12.7. Auburn — Don’t overlook these guys.8. Miami — A very fast defense is the key plus experience at quarterback. 9. West Virginia — Grier has the best receiving corps in football. 10. Ohio State — Solid defense and strong running game.11. Michigan State — These guys are always in the hunt.12. Penn State — Back-to-back 11-win seasons and stil l loaded. 13. Mississippi State — Mullen left a stocked cupboard.14. FSU — ‘Noles should be back in the hunt.15. Texas — Harmon has the Horns on the right track again. 16. Southern Cal — Can they repeat?17. Oregon — Ducks still have talent and can make a run.18. TCU — Horned frogs are always tough under Patter son. 19. Florida — Mullen wins at least eight games in first year.20. Virginia Tech — Should play well in the ACC and win nine games. 21. Marshall — 18 returning starters back with six straight bowl wins. 22. Notre Dame — Made improvement in 2017. Should be good in 2018. 23. Boise State — Mountain West Top team should win 10.24. Michigan — Tough schedule keeps them from being higher. 25. Texas A&M — Jimbo better earn that $75 million. 7:26p Stump The Swami By John Szeligo Make The Winning Score!SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENTS, MONDAY AT NOON) Do You Suspect A Child Is Being Hurt? CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453 I have family in Georgia that I have not seen in years, but we keep in touch by phone and social media. My cousin Jean told us about someone she knows who is writing a book based on an uncle of ours. It won an award andwas published. The name of the book is "Gradle Bird," and the author is J.C. Sasser. My daughter ordered a book for me, and I can hardly put it down. Our uncle was quite a character. He was self-taught in everything he did. Everyone in that area knew him, and someone was always stopping by. He loved to play his guitar and sing. He wrote his own songs and even wrote one about Sand Moun tain, which used to be in Fort Meade, when he came to visit usin Florida. He loved to draw pictures and write. His house burned down with a life-time of his work that can never be replaced, but heleft everyone who knew him with a lot of memories and storiesto tell about him. He was a true dirt farmer, singer, writer, artist, and a jackof-all-trades. He was child-like yet possessed a deep southernbackground in his everyday life. He is no longer with us, but heleft his mark on everyone he came in contact with. It fills myheart with joy to know he touched so many lives through theyears. I really received a surprise a few days ago. I was invited over to my daughter's for pizza. She was like me, thinking itwas just an invite to share a pizza, when someone else walkedthrough the door. We both got the surprise of our lives. It was her daughter and my granddaughter from Texas. We didn't know she was coming so it was a total surprise. We arejust enjoying spending time with her and the grandchildren. Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-4533589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas 1. In 2017, Edinson Volquez tossed the sixth no-hitter in Miami Marlins his tory. Name three of the firstfive to do it. 2. What was the highest batting average legendary St.Louis Cardinals pitcher BobGibson had during any oneseason? 3. Name the coach of the San Diego State football teamthe first time it won 11 gamesin a season as a Division I pro gram in 1969. (Hint: He wenton to become a well-knownNFL coach.) 4. Who is the all-time blocked shots leader for theOklahoma City Thunder? 5. Carey Price set a Mon treal Canadiens franchiserecord in 2018 for most careergames in goal. Who had heldthe mark? 6. In how many decades did Richard Petty win at least oneof his seven NASCAR Cup season championships? 7. Caroline Wozniacki set a record in 2018 with the longestspan between times holding the No. 1 spot in the WTA rankings (six years). Who hadheld the mark? ANSWERS 1. Al Leiter, Kevin Brown, A.J. Burnett, Anibal Sanchezand Henderson Alvarez. 2. Gibson hit .303 in the 1970 season. 3. Don Coryell.4. Serge Ibaka, with 1,300 blocked shots (2009-16). 5. Jacques Plante was in goal for 556 games for Mon treal (1952-63). 6. Petty won it twice in the 1960s and five times in the1970s. 7. Serena Williams went five-plus years between No. 1appearances. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3


By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Hardee Swim Association (HSA) dominated the competition during a three-way meet Saturday (July 21) at the Avon Park High School pool. HSA earned 1,149.5 points as the squad swam to first place over the Highlands Hurricanes (1,074 points) and Avon Park Club Swim (947.5 points). Hardee took nine first place finishes. Khale Dickey took first in the 10-and-under 25 yard freestyle with a time of 15.37, and the 25 yard butterfly with a time of 19.62. Renell Herrera was first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 27.64, and the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:05.57. Peyton Peterson was first in the boys 10and-under with a time of 23.19. Jayden Burch was first in the boys 10-andunder 100 yard intermural with a time of 1:52.04, and the 25 yard butterfly with a time of 22.22. Renell Herrera, Morgan Dickey, Hellein Dickey, and Andrew Reschke took first in the 200 yard freestyle mixed relay with a time of 1:58.03, and Andrew Reschke, Emma Hays, Morgan Dickey, and Morgan Hellein took first in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 2:24.68. Individual Results: Girls 10-and-under 25Y Freestyle: 1st, Khale Dickey, 15.37; 5th, Saydee Herrera, 20.43; 7th, Emma Tyson, 26.87; and 9th, Tiana Battey, 31.69. Boys 10-and-under 25Y Freestyle: 2nd, Pey ton Peterson, 16.59; 3rd, Jayden Burch, 16.88; and 6th, Aaron Braddock, 28.91. Girls 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Renell Herrera, 27.64; 2nd, Morgan Hellein, 28.38; 3rd, Mor gan Dickey, 30.32; 7th, Emma Hays, 34.00; 10th, Alexandra Herrera, 35.18; 13th, Micayla Gillispie, 39.06; 14th, Eva Palacios, 44.85; and 15th, Madison Braddock, 50.46. Boys 50Y Freestyle: 3rd, Andrew Reschke, 26.86; 15th, Josiah Burch, 36.30; and 18th, Braddock Dickey, 38.21. Girls 10-and-under 25Y Breaststroke: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 22.81; 5th, Saydee Herrera, 30.78; and 6th, Emma Tyson, 36.30. Boys 10-and-under 25Y Breaststroke: 1st, Peyton Peterson, 23.19. Girls 50Y Breaststroke: 2nd, Renell Herrera, 43.57; 4th, Abby Duke, 44.28; 6th, Emma Hays, 46.56; 9th, Eva Palacios, 54.20; 10th, Alexandra Herrera, 56.27; and 11th, Micayla Gillispie, 58.66. Boys 50Y Breaststroke: 2nd, Andrew Reschke, 40.40. Girls 10-and-under 100Y IM: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 1:36.98. Boys 10-and-under 100Y IM: 1st, Jayden Burch, 1:52.04. Girls 100Y IM: 2nd, Morgan Dickey, 1:19.04; and 3rd, Morgan Hellein, 1:21.04. Boys 100Y IM: 2nd, Andrew Reschke, 1:16.57; and 9th, Braddock Dickey, 1:43.46. Mixed 10-and-under 100Y Freestyle Relay: 2nd, HSA (Peyton Peterson, Saydee Herrera, Jayden Burch, and Khale Dickey), 1:21.49. Mixed 200Y Freestyle Relay: 1st, HSA (Renell Herrera, Morgan Dickey, Morgan Hellein, and Andrew Reschke), 1:58.03; and 5th, HSA (Emma Hays, Braddock Dickey, Josiah Burch, and Abby Duke), 2:18.31. Girls 10-and-under 25Y Butterfly: 1st, Khale Dickey, 19.62. Boys 10-and-under 25Y Butterfly: 1st, Jayden Burch, 22.22. Girls 50Y Butterfly: 2nd, Morgan Dickey, 33.93; 3rd, Morgan Hellein, 37.65; 6th, Emma Hays, 42.14; and 9th, Micayla Gillispie, 53.28. Boys 50Y Butterfly: 4th, Andrew Reschke, 35.79; and 9th, Josiah Burch, 51.38. Girls 10-and-under 25Y Backstroke: 2nd, Saydee Herrera, 26.38. Boys 10-and-under 25Y Backstroke: 4th, Aaron Braddock, 40.65. Girls 50Y Backstroke: 2nd, Renell Herrera, 35.76; 3rd, Abby Duke, 36.95; 5th, Micayla Gillispie, 47.45; 6th, Alexandra Herrera, 48.36; 8th, Eva Palacios, 59.72; and 9th, Madison Braddock, 1:00.57. Boys 50Y Backstroke: 2nd, Noah Landrewss, 40.56; 4th, Josiah Burch, 43.85; and 5th, Braddock Dickey, 45.84. Girls 10-and-under 50Y Freestyle: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 37.34; and 4th, Saydee Herrera, 45.59. Boys 10-and-under 50Y Freestyle: 3rd, Peyton Peterson, 38.37. Girls 100Y Freestyle: 1st, Renell Herrera, 1:05.57; 2nd, Morgan Hellein, 1:08.09; 3rd, Abby Duke, 1:08.74; 4th, Morgan Dickey, 1:11.23; 7th, Emma Hays, 1:18.09; and 9th, Alexandra Herrera, 1:22.55. Boys 100Y Freestyle: 5th, Andrew Reschke, 1:06.43; 15th, Braddock Dickey, 1:25.55; and 16th, Josiah Burch, 1:27.09. Mixed 10-and-under 100Y Medley Relay: 3rd, HSA (Jayden Burch, Peyton Peterson, Khale Dickey, and Saydee Herrera), 2:36.55. Mixed 200Y Medley Relay: 1st, HSA (An drew Reschke, Emma Hays, Morgan Dickey, and Morgan Hellein), 2:24.68; 4th, HSA (Renell Herrera, Abby Duke, Braddock Dickey, and Micayla Gillispie), 2:44.75; and 8th, HSA (Davis Roberts, Macy Kingdon, Josiah Burch, and Hallie Poucher), 3:30.46. HARDEE SWIM ASSOCIATION Hardee Wins At AP MeetAug. 27 @ Sebring High SHS, OHS, HSH, and APHS Aug. 29 @ Rowdy Gaines (WH) WHS, SHS, HSH, and ASHS Sept. 4 @ Lake Wales LWHS, HSH, FMSH Sept. 8 @ Sebring High Blackman Invitational Sept. 11 HOME HSHS, BHS, SHS Sept. 15 @ Florida Southern Sept. 17 @ Lake Placid High LPHS, HSHS Sept. 25 @ Avon Park High APHS, LPHS, SHS, LWHS Sept. 28-29 HOME Hardee Invitational (Sept. 28 Diving, Sept. 29 Swimming) Oct. 2 HOME HSHS, LWHS, APHS (Senior Night) Oct. 8 @ Port Charlotte Oct. 16 HOME HSHS, LPHS Oct. 18 @ Rowdy Gaines (WH) FHS, LWHS, HSHS 2018 Hardee High School Swimming/Diving Schedule 7:26c INVITATION TO BIDBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS2005 HORTON MIRAGE MOBILE HOME for Sale Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Co. Commissioners, Hardee Co., hereinafter referred to as County, at: Hardee County Purchasing Dept., 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873 Until 2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted. Important instructions and specifications regarding responses to this Invitation to Bid (the ITB) are available at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873 or by email ing request to BIDS shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope MUST be marked with the words BID MOBILE HOME The general scope of work for solicitation: The success ful bidder will be responsible for disconnecting and re moving this mobile home from County property, with said work coordinated and completed in cooperation with the Public Works Dept. This removal will include re moving electrical connections and water/sewer connec tions from the mobile home. Successful bidder will also be responsible for obtaining all permits for moving this home and comply with applicable rules and laws. Bid ders are encouraged to conduct a site visit to physically see this unit before bidding, it is located at 620 W. Main Street, Bowling Green, FL 33834 Questions and inquiries should be directed to Lorie Ayers, Purchasing Director, at lorie.ayers@hard or at 863-773-5014. Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID, delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date. Russell Melendy, Chairman 7:26c It was French playwright Albert Guinon who made the following sage observation: "There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listen ing to what they are going to say themselves." You may not be surprised to learn that, according to a poll conducted by The Associated Press, Americans hate math twice as much as any other subject. A study published in 2008 showed that the price of a pain medication had an effect on its efficacy. In the study people were given placebo pills, some at the regular price and some at a discounted price. Those who paid full price for the medication reported more re lief than those who paid less. During Elizabethan times, it was customary in England for a wife to wear her wedding ring on her thumb. It seems no one can ade quately explain the reason why women tend to strike matches away from themselves, while men tend to strike them toward themselves. Thought for the Day: "It's hard to be religious when cer tain people are never inciner ated by bolts of lightning." Bill Watterson(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver I may be on a firstname basis with some of these deer. One will walk down the middle of the street and come eat under the window. She just has not begun to care for my dog Sissie. Sissie likes to chase anything with four legs. A coyote was follow ing the deer scent about 10 p.m. last night just as Sissie needed to toilet. They saw each other about the same time. The coyote was about eight feet long, nose to tail tip. Sissie put it on the move. I am sure it would be a lot different should there have been a pack. My oldest brother fits this Army saying to a "T." Airborne training is a threeweek school. First week they separate the men from the boys. Second week they sepa rate the men from the fools. Third week the fools jump. Someone said marriage is an institution. Who wants to be in an institution? Even the states closed theirs and put the mental cases on the streets and under the bridges. The story I read in an old Readers Digest fits right in. The young man had rented his first apartment and was com plaining about the high cost of living and how much taxes they were taking out. His father told him his taxes would go down if he got mar ried. His son replied, "That's like buying the airline to get free peanuts." I did it four times. It don't get cheaper and often times not too quiet and peaceful. All I have now is two small dogs, and even they have started bossing me around. I tell Sissie not to ramble around when she goes No. 1 or No. 2. I try to speed up her business and get back in the AC. Now, as soon as I enter the bathroom she barks, telling me to hurry. Even my little long-haired Foxy, usually asleep on my pil low (not the one they sell on TV) will call out if he wakes up and I'm not with him and comes looking for me. Without a wife I still have two bosses. After World War II my cousin married her high school sweetheart who had been in the Signal Corps in the Army, re laying messages to and from the front lines. He had a lot of tales he had overheard. Shortly after discharge he went to work for Bell Tele phone back a year or two when we had party-line phones. After a long stormy day climbing phone poles he had just gone to sleep when his three rings followed by two short rings woke him up, just knowing he had to go back out in the rain. Nope, it was a wrong num ber ... some kids wanting the burger joint in town. Two min utes later it rang again. He an swered, then said, "Four with cheese, hold the mustard and pickles, pick up in 30 minutes." Then he laid back down. Janie asked, "What was that?" He said, "Wrong num ber, now back to sleep." She said, "No, what was that you did?" "I took his order. He won't call back. Now back to sleep." I cannot count the times on that party line (everyone listened in) kids would call and ask if we had Prince Albert (tobacco) in a can. Yes. "Well, let him out it's stuffy in there." Then there was their fa vorite. After electricity had covered the county, the call was "Is your Frigidaire running?" Yes. "Then you better go catch it." A friend and I had bought an airboat from FWF (Florida Wildlife Federation) when they upgraded to a faster boat, and I had gone to Syracuse, N.Y., leaving the boat with him in Tallahassee (in the summer of '71 I believe it was). I got a call from his wife. She said if I wanted the boat I had better come get it. He had almost lost it carrying 25 gal lons of "shine" the night before. He had (it appeared) about a box of bandages all over him where he had driven through a huge palmetto patch to avoid the law. I enjoyed the summer, and as fall came I parked it in the rear of a four-car garage. The snow in N.Y. is usually light and powdery, and the first fall was about four inches on Fri day night. Saturday morning I saw my driveway covered, but instead of using my snow blower I started the airboat. Revving the engine twice, I cleared my en tire drive but all into the street. To clear the street I drove it out and up College Hill, clean ing the street pretty good and came back into my drive. As I came out of my garage the police chief drove up. Looking at my drive and sur rounding area, he grinned as he said what a great job I had done. Then he said, "Don't do it again." When I had turned to go up the hill, I had blown all the snow onto the Police Parking Lot at shift change. No blue and red light fixtures could be seen, just huge piles of snow with officers sweeping it off. So much for driving an air boat on city streets. As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula B4 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


7:26c NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Hardee County School Board will soon consider abudget for fiscal year 2018-19. A public hearing tomake a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will beheld on Monday, July 30, 2018, at 5:05 P.M., in theSchool Board meeting room located at 230 SouthFlorida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. 7:26c NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a measure to con tinue to impose a 1.500 mill property tax for the c apital outlay projects listed herein.This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax of 4.819 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the SchoolBoard.The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $2,417,995 to be used for the following projects:CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELINGNew fencing at Hilltop Elem.MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIRReimburse the General Fund for costs of maintenance, renovation, and re pair as permitted by Florida Statutes. Replace/ renovate air conditioning chillers, controls, air handlers andequipment (Districtwide)Replace two air handlers at Hardee Sr. HighReplace main water supply overhead at Zolfo Springs Elem.Upgrade HVAC controls at Wauchula Elem. and North Wauchula Elem. Renovate three communal bathrooms at Zolfo Springs Elem.Renovate front office at Wauchula Elem.Renovate media center at North Wauchula Elem.Renovate auditorium at Hardee Sr. HighRenovate student commons block at Hardee Sr. HighMOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASESPurchase two (2) school busesPurchase one (1) van for Information Technology Dept.Purchase one (1) sport utility vehicle for Information Technology Dept.Purchase one (1) truck including utility bed and lift for Facilities Dept.NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER AND DEVICEHARDWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE NECESSARYFOR GAINING ACCESS TO OR ENHANCING THE USE OF ELEC TRONIC AND DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT AND RE SOURCES, AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE SOFTWAREPurchase equipment, computer-related equipment, electronic learning de vices and digital classroom equipment (Districtwide)New playground equipment at Bowling Green Elem.New voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone systems as neededNew smart reach WiFi to download video at Transportation Dept.New generator and wiring at District OfficeNew storage server for Information Technology Dept.PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSUR ANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARYPLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTInsurance premiums on District facilitiesAll concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 30,2018, at 5:05 P.M., in the School Board meeting room located at 230 SouthFlorida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made atthis hearing. 7:26c My cousin Ross Hendry was working cows at my AuntOuida’s place. The humiditywas 100% and the temperaturewas about 98 degrees – a typi cal Florida summer day. It wasthe kind of day that makes acowboy pray for shade. AtAunt Ouida’s pens, there was n’t any. They stood out in themiddle of the pasture in thebrutal Florida heat. Black Angus bulls are espe cially prone to heatstroke.Bulls are bigger than cows,and their black hides draw inheat from the sunshine andhold it. Three of the Angusbulls were standing in the cor ner of a pen, laboring forbreath. Ross, a veterinarian,recognized the warning signs:the bulls needed to be cooledoff, right away. Cooling off three one-ton bulls is not the easiest thing inthe world. You can’t exactlyload them up in the truck andturn the A/C on full blast. Norcan you take them home andlet them cool off in your livingroom (“Oh give me a home,where the Angus bulls roam…”). The only way to get thebulls cool was to get them to awaterhole as soon as possible. Ross told his son Dane, who is my age, to put those bulls onthe trailer and get them to thewaterhole. Dane was about 16at the time, an age when thepre-frontal cortex (where deci sions are made) is not yet ma ture. Whoops, hollers and hotshots got the bulls moving, andDane got them on the trailer.The bulls had moved all theywanted so they did somethingunusual: they laid down in thetrailer as Dane hauled them tothe waterhole. Dane backed the trailer down to the waterhole, wentback and opened the trailergate. Under normal circum stances, the bulls would havebolted for the opening andsplashed into the waterhole.This, however, was not a nor mal day. Instead the bulls stayed in the trailer. They were still hotand panting, but at least theyhad a bit of shade. Danehollered. The bulls didn’tmove. Dane whooped. Nomovement. Dane applied thehot-shot to the bull’s backside.Even electricity didn’t movethe bulls. They just bellowedand resumed panting. Dane had been on enough vet calls with his Dad to knowthe bulls were still in danger.He knew the bulls needed toget in that water and cool off.He also could tell the bullsweren’t moving any time soon. As information was assimi lating in Dane’s brain, athought made its way to hisfrontal cortex: if the bullswouldn’t go to the water, hewould make the water come tothe bulls. With confidenceonly a 16-year-old can muster,Dane got back into the truckand backed the cattle trailerdown into the water. It’s tricky to know how deep you should back a trailer with6,000 pounds of live beef on it.Dane had to make an al lowance for the bull in theback of the trailer and the bullin the front of the trailer. Whenhe got the wheels of the trailerabout three feet under water,he felt that was sufficient. Dane got out to look and found his plan had worked:The two bulls in the back of the trailer had stood up (toavoid drowning). The bull inthe front of the trailer was stillhappily laying down, now upto his neck in water. All thebulls seemed relieved. Waterholes tend to have muddy bottoms. Aunt Ouida’s was no exception. Not onlyhad Dane sunk the bulls in thewater, he had sunk the trailertires in a foot of gooey mud.Dane, the trailer, and the bullswere stuck. In those pre-cell phone days, there was nothing to do butwait until someone came look ing for him. Sure enough, inabout 30 minutes Dane’s dadRoss and Tom, one of thehands, came riding out. Ross could see the bulls in the water and his cattle trailerburied in the mud. Hendrys’, a special offshoot of our family, have a number of unique vo cabulary words to express theirfeelings at times like these. Ross had started to access his vocabulary when Tomstopped him and said, “Ross,now stop and think. The boydid what he was told to do. You told him to get those bulls cooled off, and they are. Youdidn’t tell him they had to beout of the trailer.” Ross bit his tongue and Dane was eternally grateful toTom. It did take two tractors to haul out the truck and trailer.The bulls seemed upset to beleaving their personal pool.But the bulls lived to breed an other day. God knew the greatest clar ity comes not from a list of in structions. The greatest claritycomes from being with some one. That is why God sentJesus – to be with us. There isa great phrase in Galatians: “Ino longer live, but Christ livesin me.” When you know Jesus, he lives in you. He whispers toyou in the moment. The clarityis not from his words, but fromhis presence. Someday you may be faced with a situation and not knowexactly how to deal with it.Access Jesus inside of you.His presence, his peace, willgive you all the clarity youneed. And yes, it may mean you have to back a load of bullsinto the waterhole, even if it isnot exactly the way someoneelse would solve the problem. All The Clarity You Need 1. GEOGRAPHY: Which is the shallowest of the GreatLakes? 2. HISTORY: Which Old West gunslinger was born withthe name Henry McCarty? 3. TELEVISION: What was the name of the family caron "The Munsters"? 4. LITERATURE: How long did it take Tolstoy to writehis epic novel "War andPeace"? 5. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: Where were the first modern Olympic WinterGames held in 1924? 6. SCIENCE: What colors are mosquitos attracted to? 7. GAMES: How many pieces are in a double-six setof dominoes? 8. U.S. STATES: What is the nickname of the state ofMaryland? 9. MOVIES: Which 1978 movie is associated with thecry "toga!"? 10. MEDICAL: What is the common name for the dis ease varicella? ANSWERS 1. Erie2. Billy the Kid3. The Munster Koach4. Six years5. Chamonix, France6. Dark colors7. 288. Old Line State9. "Animal House" 10. Chickenpox (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez • Seat Belt Fact: Rear seated unbuckled passengers arethree times more likely to diein a crash than the driver orfront seat passenger. July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5


7:26-8:9c Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq 7:26p 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 the29th 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.: 1318 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A.Cunningham, TrusteeDescription of Property:Parcel ID Number: 34-34-27-0000-50050-0000 600 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTSALL LESS NW1/4 OF NW1/4PART OF 9185 ACRE TRACTLESS PHOSPHATE OR 228 P 790 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 redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on August 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk Pursuant to F.S. 197.512Victoria L. RogersHardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court andComptrollerTax Deed File: 252018TD008XXXXDate: 07/23/2018Ad No.: 1 7:26-8:16c Q: Can you tell me what's going on with my favoriteshow, "Unreal"? I heard ithas just one more season left. —Greta Y., via email A: Everyone's favorite real ity-dating-show drama is back— already! While season threejust finished its run on Lifetimeat the end of April, the show'sfourth and final season is nowstreaming in its entirety onHulu. In a move that took a lotfans by surprise, the showmoved to Hulu and is stream ing every episode of every sea son as I type this, including theeight brand-new episodes of itslast season. While fans hadheld out hope that Hulu mightrenew the series for additionalseasons, the streaming giantconfirmed in mid-July that thiswould be curtains for "Unreal,"and "Everlasting" — the datingshow within the drama — witha true-to-the-show wrap-upthat is sure to bring out thecrazy that we all know andlove. Season four of "Unreal" follows Rachel (Shiri Appleby)and Quinn (Constance Zim mer) as they return to the setof "Everlasting" for an All Stars-themed season. With for mer contestants and a new for mat, this season is poised to be even more dramatic than ever.Co-creator Sarah GertrudeShapiro and showrunner StacyRukeyser both returned for sea son four, and new cast mem bers include Franois Arnaud, Natalie Hall, Meagan Holderand Alejandro Munoz. Con stance Zimmer returns as direc tor for one episode, and ShiriAppleby directs two episodes,including the series finale. Sobuckle up, buttercups, and getyour guilty-pleasure binge on! *** Q: My roommate told me that "Casual" has been can celed! Please tell me that'snot true. —Vivian I., Seattle A: While it's true that the fan favorite and critical darling of Hulu is end ing, don't getout your tis sues just yet.The half-hourstreamingdramedy thatstars TommyDewey andMichaela Watkins has onemore season up its sleeve. Andbreaking from Hulu's normaltradition of airing one episodea week, all eight episodes ofseason four will drop on July31 for your bingeing pleasure.To recap where we left off lastseason: Alex (played byTommy) found out his room mate, Rae, is pregnant with hisbaby after their drunken one-night stand. And Val(Michaela) discovered that herdaughter, Laura (Tara LynneBarr), had decided to move toSacramento to live with hergrandmother, played by thefabulous Frances Conroy in an Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Ready Player One" (PG-13) — Almost 30 years in the fu ture, the real world has de volved into slums. Mostresidents take refuge in a com munal virtual reality experiencecalled the OASIS, a wonder land filled with unlimited pos sibility and hidden treats calledEaster Eggs. The creator of thisparadise designs a game toposthumously award control ofthe OASIS to his deservingsuccessor. Ty Sheridan plays agamer named Wade (aka Parzi val) who manages, alongside acadre of other rogue players, tocapture the leaderboard in pur suit of the prize. It's chock-a-block full of 1980s references.Although it's based on the 2010Ernest Cline novel, directorSteven Spielberg made plentyof changes for the film -allwith the author's approval, ofcourse. "Operation Red Sea" (NR) — Chinese director DanteLam's "Operation Red Sea" fol lows the heroic exploits of theJiaolong Assault Team, China'sspecial forces brigade. Somalipirates threaten a cargo ship inthe Red Sea, and with Chineselives at stake, the eight-personstrike force must swoop in andsave the day. Then, as civil wardestabilizes a country in the re gion, the force evacuates theembassy while foiling aweapons deal attempted by ter rorists. Zhang Yi plays YangRui, the team leader of Jiao long. OK, yes, this is a "Go,China!" military film, but if youget over that, you'll realize it'sjust soldiers doing their thing. "Little Pink House" (NR) — Ripped from the headlines, al though maybe not the front page, "Little Pink House" fol lows the case of Susette Kelo(Catherine Keener), an ordinaryConnecticut paramedic whosetiny slice of America — a littlepink house with a river view ina working-class area — putsher in the David position to theGoliath that is big pharma andthe statehouse. Real estatemaven Charlotte Wells (JeanneTripplehorn) pilots a plan to snap up homes for redevelop ment in a run-down area, in cluding luxury condos and anew plant for Pfizer, but Kelo isa holdout. She organizes andpetitions her case all the way tothe Supreme Court. CallumKeith Rennie supports as Kelo's boyfriend and handyman. "The Con Is On" (R) — Har riet (Uma Thurman) and Peter(Tim Roth) are just a couple ofsleek and interesting Britishcon artists who owe a viciousgangster (Maggie Q) a ton ofcash and are looking to scoretheir restitution by stealing anexpensive jewel from Peter's ex-wife. The star power is im pressive (along with Roth andThurman, there's CrispinGlover, Stephen Fry, ParkerPosey, Sofia Vergara and AliceEve), but the con is actually off,because something is just notworking: too-cool characters with off-putting moral fiber, lit eral gallons of alcohol imbibed,eye-rolling or just inconsideratecomedic riffs and none of thegood heist moments this genre is supposed to be offering. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Feb. 5. Scarlett Johansson received so much backlash for her deci sion to play transgender mas sage-parlor owner Dante "Tex"Gill in the mob thriller "Ruband Tug" that she has with drawn from the project. Scar lett is no stranger tocontroversy, after playing awhite-washed Asian characterin "Ghost in the Shell" (2017),which didn't do well at the boxoffice. Ironically, it would'vebeen for the same director of"Ghost in the Shell," RupertSanders. John Krasinski, fresh off his success producing, directingand starring in "A QuietPlace," will co-produce (andprobably direct and star) withMatt Damon in "The King ofOil," based on the bestsellingbook "The King of Oil: TheSecret Life of Mark Rich."Rich was pardoned by Presi dent Bill Clinton on Clinton'sfinal day in office. Rich died in2013 at 78. *** "Sopranos" fans rejoice! The prequel has found a director inAlan Taylor, who helmed mul tiple episodes of the originalseries as well as "Game ofThrones," "Thor: The DarkWorld" and "Terminator:Genisys." "It: Chapter Two" is in the works with Bill Hader playingthe grown-up Richie Tozier(played by Finn Wolfhard) andJames MacAvoy (as a grown-up Bill Denbrough (played by Jaeden Lieberher).Bill Skarsgard re turns as "It." Tim Allen's series "Last Man Standing(which he producedand starred in) ran forsix seasons on ABC.Now it's returning,but to Fox, not ABC.Coincidentally, 20thCentury Fox pro duces the show. However,they've lost two cast members:Molly Ephraim, who playedmiddle daughter Mandy, andFlynn Morrison, who playedgrandson Boyd. When theshow was canceled, they werereleased from their contractsand opted not to return. Theirroles will be recast. *** Jeff Goldblum is having no trouble finding film roles atage 65. In 2017 he appeared in"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" and "Thor: Ragnarok," andin 2018 was busy with a plumvoice role in Wes Anderson'sanimated film "Isle of Dogs,"with Bryan Cranston, EdwardNorton and Bill Murray. Healso has starring roles in"Hotel Artemis," with JodieFoster, Sterling K. Brown andZachary Quinto, who playsSpock in the new "Star Trek"movies. Jeff played oppositethe original Mr. Spock,Leonard Nimoy, in "Invasionof the Body Snatchers" (1978). He currently canbe seen in the $1billion wonder"Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom." Goldblum was Oscar nomi nated in 1996 for"Little Surprises,"a short live actionfilm he directed,with Julie Harris and Rod Steiger. He's beenmarried three times, once toOscar-winner Geena Davis(1987-1990), but it's his cur rent marriage to Emilie Liv ingston that has produced ason (in 2015 at 62) and adaughter (at 64). Fatherhood at62 is pure Gold(blum). (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG) ani mated 2. Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13) Paul Rudd, Evange line Lilly 3. Skyscraper (PG-13) Dwayne Johnson, NeveCampbell 4. Incredibles 2 (PG) ani mated 5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) Chris Pratt,Bryce Dallas Howard 6. The First Purge (R) Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis 7. Sorry to Bother You (R) Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson 8. Sicario: Day of the Sol dado (R) Benicio DelToro, Josh Brolin, 9. Uncle Drew (PG13) Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel How ery 10. Ocean's 8 (PG-13) San dra Bullock, Cate Blanchett (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. always wonderful and alwaysuncomfortable recurring guestrole. *** READERS: I am thrilled to report that it's finally official:"Downton Abbey" is definitelyheading to the big screen for afeature film! After reporting onthe rumors, stirrings and spec ulations for what seems likeyears, it's finally coming tofruition. The film will be writ ten by series creator Julian Fel lowes, and as of this writing,Hugh Bonneville, MichelleDockery, Dame Maggie Smith,Elizabeth McGovern, LauraCarmichael, Joanne Froggattand many more familiar facesare set to return. Production be gins later this summer. Write to Cindy at King Fea tures Weekly Service, 628 Vir ginia Drive, Orlando, FL32803; or e-mail her at let (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. B6 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


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Melendy, ChairmanBoard of County Commissioners 7:26c July 26, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7To Your Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: In 1976, I had a mole on myright calf about the size of apencil eraser. A biopsyshowed it to be melanoma,and they thought they had re moved all of the cancer, butthey did another surgery tobe sure that I was cancer-free. I am a natural redheadand never sunbathed or useda tanning bed. It has been 38years, and I am still cancer-free. I get a skin check frommy dermatologist every sixmonths. At the time of my diagno sis, my family doctor saidthat if the melanoma spreadsinside the body, "the ballgame is over." Is that stilltrue? I know melanoma canbe deadly. —W.K. ANSWER: Melanoma is the most commonly lethal skincancer. Although there havebeen some exciting new devel opments in treating advancedmelanoma, the survival rate forstage IV melanoma, where thecancer has spread to internalorgans, is only 15 percent to 20percent at five years. Fortunately, the survival rate for melanoma caught early, atstage I, is greater than 90 per cent, which is why it's so im portant to know the ABCDE'sof melanoma recognition: A: Asymmetry — one half looks different from the otherhalf; B: Border — the border in a melanoma is often irregular,not a near-circle; C: Color — melanomas usually are not a uniform color,like most benign lesions. Someareas are light brown, othersbrown-black, others red orpale; D: Diameter — greater than 6 millimeters, the eraser on astandard pencil; E: Enlargement or Evolu tion — any change in color, shape, size or symptoms (in cluding bleeding). Any of these should prompt a visit to your regular doctor ora dermatologist. As an internist,these are the features I look for,and I have a very low thresholdfor sending suspicious lesionsto my colleagues in dermatol ogy. *** DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is 40 years old. After a re cent stress test, he ended upwith five stents in his arteries,and also was diagnosed withdiabetes. His doctor orderedhim not to go back to workfor three or four weeks, buthe went back after threedays. He told the doctor thathe would be more stressed ifhe stayed home. His job ismostly sitting down. Since he didn't follow the advice, how will this affect his health? —V.B. ANSWER: We don't nor mally have people stay homefor long periods of time afterplacement of stents, so I wassurprised to hear that he was"ordered" (I almost never"order," only recommend,more or less strongly) to stay home. My experience is that after receiving life-changing diag noses, such as diabetes or coro nary artery disease, it's best tokeep some habits, such as work, the same and change oth ers. For your son, I am sure hewill be recommended a properdiet for diabetes and exerciseappropriate for a person with anew diagnosis of heart disease.Surgery to relieve the nervecompression is successful in some cases.Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual let ters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possi ble. Readers may email ques tions to To view andorder health pamphlets,, or writeto Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved EYE SPY AERIAL PHOTO BY MICHAEL GILLISPIE The classic road-trip time killing and filling game of “I Spy” takes on new meaningfor a pilot out on an early-morning flight over Hardee County. Here, pilot and pho tographer Michael Gillispie comes across an accident at Seven-Mile Point east ofWauchula. Though a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser can be spotted on scene, ap parently the motoring mishap did not meet the FHP’s “minimum standards for apress release,” as no reports were available by press time. CHINESE PORCELAIN Chinese porcelains are among the hardest for an aver age collector to identify anddate. They have been made forcenturies, and it is considered atribute — not an attempt to foola customer — to copy a pieceperfectly, including the originalmark. Unfortunately, todaythere also are some who delib erately make and sell excellentcopies of antiques. The pic tured vase is named "FiveBoys." It is a piece of "famillerose" porcelain and has a six-character mark on the bottom.The boys are climbing or standing on the vase. One has aruyi scepter; the others arehelping each other to the top.The famille rose decorationcould be several hundred yearsold or new. The color andclever three-dimensional fig ures helped the vase sell for$1,476, its decorative value. Ifit were 300 years old, it wouldsell for much more. *** Q: My Rookwood mug is old, dated 1884. It is coveredwith line drawings of whatlook like comic book figures.The name Cranch is in blockletters, and the usual Rook wood marks also are on thebottom. It is yellowish-whitewith black lines. Who isCranch? A: E.P. Cranch was a lawyer in Cincinnati who also wasworking for the Rookwoodpottery from its beginning, aswell as a poet, a storyteller andan artist. Cranch used thewords and often humorous pic tures of activities described inballads and folklore. He re membered a ballad sung to himby Noah Webster's nephew 50years earlier and wrote it downand illustrated it. Cranch seemsbest-known for his Rookwoodpieces decorated with theUncle Remus stories. His artappears on beer mugs, pitchers,jugs, plates, bottles and vases,most made in the 1880s. Al though they are very differentin style than most early Rook wood, with colored glazes and realistic decorations of flowersor perhaps Indian portraits,Cranch's work sells quickly. A6 3/4-inch-high Cranch jugsold recently for $1,610. It wasdecorated with scenes and thewords of the poem "Three WiseMen of Gotham Went to Sea ina Bowl." CURRENT PRICES Toy bubble pipe, figural bowl, "Popeye" head, smokinga pipe, sailor hat, curved stem,white plastic and paint, 1950, 6inches, $20. Advertising sack, "American Lady Self-Rising Flour,"Amelia Earhart profile, matand frame, c. 1935, 24 x 17inches, $165. Cigar humidor, mahogany, doghouse shape, roof liftsopen, brass hinges, 20 com partment cigar storage, bunfeet, 1800s, 8 x 10 inches,$280. Gossip bench, mahogany, upholstered, sleigh-back chairwith telephone table, carvedlyre design, splay legs, c. 1945,32 x 37 inches, $520. TIP: You can wash an iron pot by hand with dish deter gent. When iron pans were firstused, soap was made with lyeand it washed the seasoning offthe pan. Re-season with a fewdrops of vegetable oil, thenwipe again. For more collecting news, tipsand resources, visit (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Kovels Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel An examination of the bottom ofthe vase may show some clues tothe age. Many modern copies ofold vases have glazed, rather thanunglazed, foot rims. This modernvase is worth almost $1,500 justbecause it is so attractive andclever.


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Applications may be obtained and returned by 4 p.m., August 3, 2018, at the Sheriffs Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. Applications are available for download at If other arrangements are necessary, call 863-7730304 ext. 211. EOE cl7:26c S S C C H H O O O O L L B B U U S S M M E E C C H H A A N N I I C C W W A A N N T T E E D D CONTACT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 1277 W. MAIN ST. WAUCHULA, FL 33873 (863) 773-4754Monday Thursday 6:30 am 4:30 pm cl7:19,26c Frank Vasquez Realty Inc. (863) 781-4133 Frank Vasquez, BrokerRESIDENTIAL 3BR 1B 920 South 10th Ave., nice corner lot on Carlton St. $105,000 109 North Bridle Path, Arcadia 2BR 1B Large corner lot, concrete block, central heat and air. $89,000 628 Terrell Rd., Wauchula Lg. 4BR 214B frame house on 2.14 acres Price Reduced $80,000 4520 Fair Ave. Bowling Green 3BR 2B stucco block home $99,000 314 Walton Ave. Wauchula 3BR 2B stucco house $89,000 Frank Vasquez Realty, Inc. for more listings 116 Carlton St. Suite A Wauchula, FL 33873 SALESASSOCIATES Miguel A. Santana 863-245-1758 Nancy Craft 863-832-0370cl6:14c HARDEECARCOMPANY(Across From First National Bank) B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e773-6667 cl5:25tfc HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 cl7:26c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 2001 Chevy Impala LS 4D Maroon VIN: 2G1WH55K819360093 9:00 AM, AUGUST 6, 2018 HILLS TOWING, INC. 4205 US HWY 17 N. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834 cl7:26cKen Sanders(863)781-0153 80 Acs SW Hardee County, Road frontage and good hunting. $600,000. 36 Acs HWY 17 Road frontage suitable for farming. $242,000. 198 Acs North of Bowling Green. $693,000. Beautiful 16 Acs, house and pool with barns and flowing creek located in Bowling Green. $425,000. Must see beautiful 3BR/2BA newer home S of HWY 62. $299,000. Nice lot on HWY 64 in Zolfo Springs. $22,000. cl7:26c FREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfc Advantage Realty #1 Marcus Steven Lambert P.A. "Mark"Realtor Broker Associate 743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872 Cell: 863-832-0401 Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 1-863-386-1112 Email: Listings: Rentals: cl5:10tfc Land Specialist Agricultural Commercial Residential Sales YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions TERRYMIKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfcBryan Land Services LLCExcavating Grading Land Clearing863-263-8250Ona, FL cl7:12-8:2p DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able, 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK is seeking 3 people to work PT from Aug. 2018 June 2019; 29 hrs/wk; $15.67/hr. No benefits. Valid FL drivers license req. 2 for exotic plant removal; 1 for tractor operator/prescribed burn prep. State job application avail. at Ranger Station. Return by close of business Aug. 3. 863-386-6094. 7:26,8:2p 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 Help Wanted Agriculture 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 GENERAL FARM LABORER for local farm bilingual 813-3677190. 7:5-8:2p 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 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 Lost/Found Help Wanted 12 X 30 TANK FOR fish, turtles, etc. with light and motor, $50, 863-245-1177. 7:26p LAWN MOWER, CRAFTSMAN, 21 self-propelled, good condi tion, $30, 863-245-1177. 7:26p 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 ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh Pets Mobile Homes Miscellaneous HOUSES STORES RESTAURANTS $200 weekly, No Deposit, 863-773-6616, 863-4450915. 7:26-8:23p 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 HOME CARE FOR ELDERLY; Dr. appontments, shopping, er rands, companionship, 863-8326643. 7:26p I, JOE, WILL PICKUP for FREE old stoves, refrigerators, mi crowaves, freezers, lawn mow ers and other metals. Call 863-245-9898. 7:26p I WILL CLEAN plants and mow small yards. Joe 863-245-9898. 7:26p 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 Services RentalsBOOKKEEPING SERVICES30 Years ExperienceAffordable Pricing863-832-6643References On Requestbookkeepingplusmore cl7:26p B8 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


THECLASSIFIEDS REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3Hours: 9am-6pm Monday-SaturdayTravis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-45775220 Hwy 17N Bowling Green(across from BP)Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS cl7:26tfc Summer ClearanceDown Payments As Low as $500 down *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Thursday and Friday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh Services ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the con tractors licence number. tfc-dh I AM WANTING TO FIND agricul tural security employment with a house furnished. Orin Tomlin son, P.O. Box 46, Loughman, FL 33856-0046. Phone 863-4245831. 7:26-8:2p Wanted Services FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am ?, 843 4th St. E., Zolfo Springs. 7:26p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am ?, 713 Oak Forest Drive, Wauchula. Everything must go! 7:26p SATURDAY, 8 am 3 pm, 3466 S. Hickory Street, Zolfo Springs. 7:26p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?, 3416 S. Hickory Street, Zolfo Springs, FL. 7:26p Yard Sales 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.comcl7:26c 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 Commercial Business: We know your BUSINESS means everything to you. Its also important to us. As an owner of a growing business, you face tough challenges every day. Make sure your business is adequately pro tected today and tomorrow with our commercial business products including, general liability-com mercial auto-workers compensation-small group health insurance. Call us today for a free policy review and quote. 863-773-4101 Stephanie Tyler863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 cl7:26c Justin Smith NEW LISTING! 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 NEW LISTING! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath house in Riverview Subdivision. Great starter or retirement home close to town & Peace River. Asking $95,000. NEW LISTING! Very spacious 4 Bed room, 3 Bath home in Wauchula. Up grades throughout with a beautiful yard. $209,000 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., BrokerRealtor Associates Rick Knight ............... (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton ........... (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley ............. (863) 781-9664 Justin Smith ................ (863-781-3432 John ONeal ............... (863) 381-2535 Karen ONeal............ (863) 781-7633 Brandi Maldonado............ (863) 414-3349 cl7:26c Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra Jimmy A couple of touching stories made headlines in America a few weeks ago. One involved Americas most famous ... uh ... exotic dancer, whose name is more famous than, say, any member of the presidents cabinet. For all the publicity the story got, there is still some de bate over who was the touchor and who was the touchee. The other involved the assis tant manager of a Tallahassee area sporting goods store, whose touching behavior is further proof that no good deed goes unpunished. Okay, I know youll follow this treatise to find out what I have to say about Stormy Daniels and our boys (and girls) in blue. So lets start with the saga of Dean Crouch, assistant man ager of an Academy Sports store near Tallahassee, as re ported by the Tallahassee Democrat. Alerted to the theft of a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition occurring at the store, Crouch grabbed the alleged thief, thwarting the theft and leading to the arrest of Jason White. Police said that in addition to his theft from Academy Sports, White had stolen two pistols from a Tallahassee pawn shop earlier the same day. His reward for stopping the theft of a firearm and ammo from his employer? Crouch was fired. The company said he vio lated a company policy by placing (his) hands on a customer. My prediction: Crouch will end up back in a managerial position in retailing, with his former employer or another company. He is the good guy in this tale. Okay, shift focus to the Sirens Gentlemens Club in Columbus, Ohio. Stormy Daniels, Americas stripper laureate, made an appearance at the venue, a per formance witnessed by an unspecified number of Colum bus police vice squad mem bers, both male and female, who were on hand for the occasion. Multiple news accounts re port that Stormy and three members of the vice squad made contact with each other on stage in a manner that their spouses are unlikely to dismiss as just part of the job. There is some debate over who initiated this playful dis play of affection, which may explain why multiple vice cops were assigned to witness the violation. Stormy was taken to the slammer. Her lawyer alleged that the charges were, to coin a phrase, trumped up. A few hours later, the prosecutor dismissed the charges, because one element of proof is that the violator must make regular appearances at this establishment. Stormy was the guest du jour, not a regular performer. If thats not putting out the welcome mat for a guest, I dont know what is. My prediction: this story, though of no consequence to the future of the republic, is too good to go away. S. L. Frisbie is retired. He spent three years as a police reporter at the Tallahassee De mocrat while attending FSU. He never covered a story about a store manager being fired for stopping a theft, or a porn star being arrested for in teraction with vice squad officers, whom he numbered among his friends. He did cover the infancy of the Amer ican Civil Rights Movement.Bad Girl, Good Guy: Touching Stories Gas Prices Trickling LowerGas prices declined for the ninth consecutive day on Sunday. Floridas price at the pumps dropped five cents during the past week. The average was $2.75 per gallon. Still, Sunday's state average came in 3.5 cents more than a month ago and 55 cents more than this time last year. The national average de clined four cents during the past week. Sunday's average of $2.84 per gallon is two cents less than a month ago, yet remains 56 cents more than last year. "Oil prices averaged $3-$5 less than the previous three weeks, allowing gas prices to lose value," said Mark Jenkins of AAA/The Auto Club Group. "Although prices are lower, there is still volatility at the pump as gasoline demand remains high during the sum mer driving season and global supply concerns persist." Market prices were mixed last week due to higher oil production and supplies versus lower gasoline stocks in the face of strong demand. The latest supply report from the Energy Information Administration showed U.S. crude production finally reached the much-anticipated 11 million barrels-a-day mark. Conversely, gasoline stocks dropped as demand ramped up. 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–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, DCsoc7:19tfc COURTESY PHOTOS All hands were on deck last week as Oak Grove Baptist Church hosted a daily average of 60 children for its Va cation Bible School. With the theme “Shipwrecked: Jesus Rescues,” the children enjoyed a nautical setting forspiritual study and charitable competition. In all, they raised $755.33 for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homeand collected 175 rolls of paper towels for the Hardee Help Center and 330 bars of soap for the ChristmasShoebox project. The winners, accumulating 36,726 points, were the kindergartners. A sampling of shipmatesis shown above. Below (left) is Amy Harper, executive director of the Hardee Help Center, with the paper-toweldonation. Below (right) are (from left) Hank Baker, student minister; Susan Smith, Samaritan’s Purse ChristmasShoebox Sisters leader; and the Rev. Jim Davis, pastor at Oak Grove. GET ON BOARD! PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Brent Sellers, professor and associate center director for the UF/IFAS Range CattleResearch and Education Center at 3401 Experiment Station in Ona, spoke to theWauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 3, at the Java Cafe. He specializes in pas ture and rangeland weeds research. The mission is to provide science-based in formation to address the challenges affecting owners and managers ofgrazinglands. The vision is to be the worldwide leader in research and educationimpacting tropical and subtropical grazinglands. Other officials there include JohnArthington, professor and center director; Raoul Boughton, assistant professor,wildlife, ecology and conservation; Philipe Moriel, assistant professor, beef cattlemanagement; Chris Prevatt, regional specialized agent II, beef cattle and forageeconomics; Maria Silveira, associate professor, soil and water science; and JoaoVendramini, associate professor, forage management. In photo from left are RoyPetteway, James Braddock, Brent Sellers and club president Noey Flores. RANGE CATTLE STATION COURTESY PHOTOS July 26, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the mar riage of Bess Allen to James Stallings. The couple metin January 1965 at Stetson University in DeLand, wherethey were both students and eventual graduates. A na tive of Hardee County, she is the daughter of the lateReynolds and Eleanor Beeson Allen, and he is the sonof the late Dr. J. Earl and Ruth Stallings. Dr. Stallingsperformed the wedding ceremony with the assistanceof the Rev. Felts Dent, pastor at that time of the FirstBaptist Church of Wauchula. The couple returned tolive in Hardee County in 1977, where they currently re side. Their children are Jay Stallings and wife Lisa ofLas Vegas, Nev., and Meredith Beeson Stallings Bolin ski and husband Brandon, who have given them threegrandchildren: Madeline Eleanor, Thomas Cohen andEden Claire, all of Atlanta, Ga. The couple are celebrat ing with year-long travels revisiting old memories andmaking new ones. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY Roundup Surplus Food Given To Needy U.S. Department of Agri culture surplus food will bedistributed to the needy ofthe community this Satur day at New JerusalemChurch of God, 1514 Lin coln St., Wauchula. Food will be given out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aone-page eligibility form willbe available on site for allnew applicants. For furtherinformation, call JuanitaWright at 781-0982. Hardee EOC Hosts Meeting Hardee County Emer gency Management has scheduled a Local Mitiga tion Strategy meeting fortoday (Thursday) at 1:30p.m. The purpose of thesession is to discuss, up date and prioritize projectsto reduce the human, envi ronmental and economiccosts of disasters. The meeting is open to the public. It will be held atthe Hardee County Emer gency Operations Center,404 W. Orange St. inWauchula. BBQ Fundraiser This Saturday Tickets for a fundraiser to benefit a local burn victimare now on sale at theWauchula Moose Lodge for $8. Several items will be raf fled off during thefundraiser as well. You can pick up your plate of barbecue chickenor pork plus two sides thisSaturday from 1 to 5 p.m. atthe Moose Lodge, 117 KingRoad in Wauchula. There Is More To You Than An Eating Disorder EATINGDISORDERHELPLINE 1-888-344-8837 or 1-800-931-2237 ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS If you are moving orchanging your address,please let our subscrip tion department knowas soon as possible soyour service will not bedelayed. 863-773-3255 B10 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018


H ARDEE L IVING Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! The paper this week is dated July 26, and that was the date for my older brothers birthday. He would have turned 83, but his final journey came when he was 45. You always miss them and think more about them on birthdays, special events, etc. There is a special event coming to Fort Green Baptist but who it is for is a secret so I cant tell you all the details, but I feel sure the names will be released closer to the big event. Now, just mark your calen dar for Saturday, Aug. 25. There will be our traditional chicken-and-dumplings meal when we have a fundraiser, with green beans, roll, peach cobbler and drink, from 4:30 to 5:30 for only $7. It will be followed by the Gulf State Quartet with a gospel sing at 6. The fundraiser is for a member with severe heart problems. Sure hope to see you there! I visited Mary Samuels last week and turned out the date was her birthday! She had some beautiful purple flowers in a lovely white vase with some purple deco rations on it. There were birthday balloons and cards on the chest. Her room was very festive, and she said her husband, Donald, had just left. I was sure happy to read the article about Donald Earl Albritton turning 80 and his work record. I feel sure that nowhere but in America can a person begin a job as a laborer and end up as the purchasing manager. My younger brother was hitchhiking one time and a man picked him up and of fered him a job digging ditches, and he took it and dug the best ditches! The boss noticed, and my brothers background was in building. My dad had been a con tractor all his life and my brother was used to reading blueprints, etc. He ended up as a supervisor, running his own jobs with a big company that built hospitals and park ing garages, Seaco Construction. One of the unbelievable parts of his career, he was a high school dropout. Geraldine Floyd was proud of the photo of her granddaughter in last weeks paper, announcing her engagement. Geraldine is in our Sunday School class. Todd and Donnie Silverman were vis itors with Avis Sasser last week. Sherman and I went in town last Friday to visit with them and they left on Saturday morning. It is always good to see them. Several of us went to Tim Caseys sis ters memorial last Saturday. Alice Faye Moye and Carmen Durrance went on over to Moffitt to visit with Diane Autry. She must remain in the hospital until they complete the round of drugs. I heard at church that her daughter, Andrea Autry Brown is also suffering with cancer. Susan Harrison Cartwright broke her hip. Bruce Durrance had three heart bypasses last Saturday. Tim Cowart no longer has any appetite and does not even want any water. On a happy note, Gloria Dupree is out of ICU and doing well. Pat Walker was anticipating surgery on Monday. Joe Gickers niece was in a serious head-on collision in Alabama last week. Traci Nickels is having problems and Tracy Powell is still suffering with his heart problems. They announced that Randy and Mary Perry are on the slow road to complete re covery for Randy. Jack Eason is back in the Orlando hospital, or that was my last report. I have not heard how Toolie Roberts is doing. Bobbie Thornton is an ticipating a heart transplant on Monday. Alberta Heine had some stents but is re covering nicely. Please pray for all of these and others you may know about. Special thanks were given to Kari Brin son for helping Terri Miller with the youth lock-in on the 20th. This is always a fun job but you are worn out the next day. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Jane Long on her untimely final journey. She was very young in my book, and will be sincerely missed. I am requesting special prayer for my grandson, T.K. Hogenauer. He is in the Navy and stationed in Washington State, but the other night he and his son were playing and somehow his sons fingernail cut his eye and he is in serious condition. Our sympathy is extended to the family of Joan Dunn on the death of her nephew, Jim. Brianna Waters presented the colors at the rodeo in Wauchula last Saturday. Jay den, Ashley and Drew Keenes youngest, had never been to a rodeo and he went with Brody and had a good time. Probably better because he knew Brianna! We are getting our big old oak tree cut down. If it should have a problem and blow the way it is leaning, we would have severe damage to our home. I feel sure it is well over 200 to 300 years old, and sure hate to see it go. We are saving one limb that the swing and the fern are hanging on. I read with interest that only one can didate for judge pays property tax for Hardee County. Where does the money come from to pay the judges? The politi cal contests are heating up now and it is interesting the new names that are pop ping up. Dont forget the big birthday party this Sunday from 2 to 4 for Dr. Elver Hodges at the First Methodist Church in Wauchula. Please pray for each other and our na tion. Thanks to Chandra Rivers who sponsors the Shoe Angel Association by giving away new shoes to children. She was at First Baptist Church in Bowling Green during the Back to School Bash on Satur day. Hearts are heavy here in Bowling Green due to too much recently happening: home-going, death and sickness. Do keep in prayer: Belinda E. Crosby in Winter Haven, Charlie Robinson at Florida Hospital Wauchula, Ms. M. Shine, Walter Daniels, Jessie E. Belcher and all shut-ins. Just received the news: Please pray for Joe Jones and Bruce Durrance. Deepest sympathy to the McLeods and family in Wauchula, and to Mae Farley and family in Lakeland during the news of their dear loved one, Johnesia Jabrea Simmons, who passed away last Friday July 13, in St. Petersburg. Viewing will be this Friday, 68 p.m. Service is Saturday at 11 a.m. with Celebration of Life at the Church of Christ, 4200 Fifth Ave. S., St. Peters burg. Heartfelt sympathy to Ruben Junior Long and family in the home-going of Jane Long on Friday. Memorial service was Wednesday with a home-going celebration at First Baptist Church of Bowl ing Green. Jane will be missed dearly. The memorial balloon re lease in memory of Eddie Dai quan Grant was Friday evening. The release of bal loons was at the entrance of the Azalea Apartments, 121 Pleas ant St., Bowling Green. Me morial service was Saturday at Robarts Garden Chapel in Wauchula. Eddie would have been a senior student at Hardee Senior High School. He will be missed by family and friends. Charlie Benson of Bartow visited WednesdaySaturday with grandmother Chiquita Daniels and family. Dr. Rev. G.I. Bradley was the guest speaker at the ETM Church Anniversary on Sunday. 4-City NewsBy Henrietta Benson 448-6737 Seventh-day Adventist Church440 Carlton Street, Wauchula FloridaInvites You To HearRoy & Amy PauleyA Ministry of Music and Spoken Word Saturday Morning (Sabbath) J J u u l l y y 2 2 8 8 a a t t 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m . The Public Is Cordially Invited To Attend soc7:26p H H a a p p p p y y 5 5 0 0 t t h h A A n n n n i i v v e e r r s s a a r r y yB Be es ss s&J Ji im m soc7:26p Summer Hours7am 2pm (Closed Mondays) Serving Breakfast & Lunch Dinner Menu Returns Friday, Sept. 7 N Ni ic ch ho ol la as s F F a am mi il ly y R R e es st ta au ur r a an nt t6 61 15 5 H Hw wy y. 1 17 7 N No or r t th h W W a au uc ch hu ul la a 7 77 73 3-2 23 33 33 3 soc7:26cDear Editor: This story today is a true one but is quite different from what I have been writing. I had to go to CVS to pick up some necessary items. There were two of us females who got to the door of CVS at the same time. I told her she should go in ahead of me be cause she was "Jesus" (she was wearing a T-shirt that had "Jesus" printed on it). She went her way with a laugh, and I did the same. I got the items I needed and went on out, happy as a jaybird, got in "Goldy Locks" (my car), drove out on Bay Street, headed for the light at Highway 17, and had to sit and wait because the light was red. There was a black-colored pickup in front of me waiting for the light to change. It made a left-handed turn as if it were going to Zolfo Springs. I edged up, looking both ways even though the light was green. I was going west on Bay Street and was almost across when BAM! My car began turning to the left and stopped! I said to myself, NO! This can't be! But "by cracky" it was me. My car was not run ning. My car was dead in its tracks. A young good-looking guy jumped out of his vehicle to see if I was all right. About that time someone yelled to him to go back to his car because it was still rolling. He was so upset he forgot his car was still running. He rushed back to his car and stopped it before it could do any more damage. The young man came run ning back to me to see if I was all right. I could not roll my window down and could not open the car door. By this time there were a number of inter ested observers who wanted to help. The Wauchula Police ladies, those big red ambu lances (I called them big red trucks) were there. The police ladies, the men from the ambu lances, and all the others who had come up asked me if I was all right, if I could get out of my car. I got out of the car, held on to my chest, and I was asked if I was hurt. I said, "You want to fight?" and balled up both fists. They said, "She's OK. She's full of spunk." By this time some of the ladies took me (led me) over to the Joe L. Davis building and tried to get me to drink some water, but I did not want anything. Kenny Lambert made sure I was all right as well as a lady who was directly behind me when the calamity oc curred. There was another wreck that had happened in the same area before mine and the young man's accident. Kenny Lambert called my minister, Mrs. Daniele Upton, and told her about my acci dent. She was there in "nothing flat" and took me to Mrs. Florence Heath's and her daughter Tracey. I was with them for several hours. Finally I called Kim Reas at The Herald-Advocate and told her why I had not picked up the newspaper. They had been wondering what had happened to me because I pick up a few and deliver them to friends. I made a point after I got home from the Heaths to call those I deliver the papers to and tell the reason I was late. Kim Reas brought the papers to me so I could get the papers to my friends. I don't know what I would do if it were not for my friends. The main friend ... what a friend we have in Jesus! I hope the young man is "AOK." I'm sorry I'm not his age or he isn't my age. He was good-looking and so very con cerned about me. You folks go get your burgers from Burger King. You might see him there. This is Roxie Bentley, your True Story writer. Roxie Bentley, age 91 WauchulaLetter To The Editor Roxie Bentley Writes About Traffic Mishap ABOUT...Letters To The EditorThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the ed itor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste and include the writers full name, ad dress and daytime tele phone number for verification. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday to be considered for that weeks edition. Submissions should be typed or legibly written. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax to (863) 773-0657. 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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.: 1306 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cun ningham TrusteeDescription of Property:Parcel Identification Number 09-34-27-0000-52500-0000600 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTSPART OF 9185 ACRE TRACT INALL 9 34S 27E LESS NW1/4 OFNW1/4 LESS PHOSPHATESUBJECT 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 B12 The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2018 CDBG Second Public Hearing Notice Hardee BCC plans to apply to the FL Dept of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $750,000 in theHousing Rehabilitation category. The activities, dollar amounts & estimated percent age of benefit to low-and-moderate-income persons are: Activity Name CDBG Funding LMI Benefit Administration$112,500NAHousing Rehabilitation$630,750100%Temporary Relocation$ 6,750100% The BCC plans to rehabilitate or demolish & replace at least 11 very low, low-and-moderate-income homes within the unincorporated area s that do not meet current building code standards. BCC will accept applications for assistance from qualifiedhomeowners if grant funding is received.The BCC does not expect that anyone will be permanently displaced as a result ofCDBG-funded activities. If any persons are displaced as a result of planned activities,BCC will assist them as described in the County’s anti-displacement and relocationpolicy, which is available at Office of Community Development (OCD).A Public Hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the applicationwill be held at OCD, 412 W. Orange St., Rm 201, Wauchula, on Tuesday, July 31,2018 at 3:00 pm. A draft copy of the application will also be available for review duringnormal business hours in OCD. Persons wanting to submit written comments on theapplication should send them by email to Janet or by mail to 412 W. Orange St., Rm 201, Wauchula,FL 33873 no later than 4:00 pm on August 6, 2018.A copy of the final application will be available for review in OCD no later than August9, 2018. The application will be submitted to DEO on or before August 13, 2018. Toobtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, con tact Gilliard at (863)773-6349 or by e-mail at The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Pursuantto provisions of Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accom modations to participate in the hearing is asked to advise OCD at least three days be fore the hearing by contacting Gilliard at (863)773-6349. If you are hearing or speechimpaired, please contact OCD using the FL Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771(TDD) or1(800) 955-8770(Voice). Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend shouldcontact Gilliard at least three days prior to hearing and an interpreter will be provided. 7:26c Dear Editor: July 10 was a deplorable day for Hardee County when Com missioners unanimously ap proved another 23,000 acres tobe mined and altered forever. This was another blow to the future of the county and thecitizens who live in it. I attended the hearing which included the rezoning and per mitting of the massive Onamine, alternative setbacks, re zone of two other sections ofolder mines as well as the landdevelopment and economicdevelopment agreements … anincredibly immense agenda. The citizen turnout was meager. Was it the result ofhopelessness, fear or apathy?There were some of us fromHardee county as well as othercounties impacted by miningthat took their allotted threeminutes to raise questions thatthey felt were left unansweredby the highly polished industrypresentation. Questions about noise, dust, light, traffic, mining throughcreeks, toxic reagents, watercontamination, self-monitor ing, possible breaches, long-term health effects,devaluation of property values,etc., as much as the three min utes would allow. The County Commission laid the blame on past commis sioners who approved miningyears ago. And as Commis sioner Thompson commented,“Things change.” These weredecisions made many yearsago. THIS was a decision for the Ona mine up for rezone andpermitting NOW. Not in thepast! Not by other commis sioners! Not by the landown ers who sold their land! The land was zoned agricul ture when purchased. Com missioner Birge stated, “Thetrain left the station years ago”and that they “can’t control thetrain now!” If the commissioncan’t control the industrialplague that is spreadingthrough the county, who can? Might as well have those Mosaic suits in the commis sion chairs and call it MosaicCounty. They have their nameis on everything anyway. Theresponsibility of this permit ting rests squarely on theshoulders of CommissionerSue Birge, Colon Lambert,Russell Melendy, Rick Knightand Mike Thompson. Mining has been going on for decades in Hardee County.What are the benefits to the av erage county resident? Nowonder people are leaving thiscounty. Bill Lambert was inter viewed by the Charlotte Sunon July 22. He stated that agri cultural activity of mined landsare greatly reduced even afterreclamation and that some body needs to look at the pro ductivity of pre-mining andpost-mining lands. You would have thought this should have already been doneprior to another mass permit ting. And “Don’t wait untilmining is done and have aknee-jerk reaction and say, Oh,what have we done?” Lambert warned. Exactly, what have wedone? The only sign of strength and guts came from Ralf Arceof the Planning and ZoningBoard. He was the only one to vote against approval of the Onamine as proposed. He was con cerned about the future for theresidents and the 30-yearhands-off commitment by thecounty. He told the commis sioners that they had the powerto change things. If only they had had the courage to do so. Nancy ArmstrongOna Letter To The Editor Ona Mine Will Be Bad Long-Term For Hardee 1. Who released "I've Got to Use My Imagination," andwhen? 2. Name the artist who was first to release "It Might asWell Rain Until September." 3. Who's got electric boots and a mohair suit? 4. What band had a debut single titled "Walkin' on theSun"? 5. Name the song that con tains this lyric: "I've been inlove so many times, Thought Iknew the score, But nowyou've treated me so wrong, Ican't take anymore." ANSWERS 1. Gladys Knight & the Pips, in 1973. It's been coveredby others, including JoeCocker and Bobby Bland. 2. Songwriter Carole King, in 1962. She'd written the songfor Bobby Vee, but released itherself instead — it was herfirst success. Vee recorded itthe following year. 3. Bennie, the leader of the band Bennie and the Jets, thesong by Elton John. He didn'twant the song to be released asa single — he considered thesong "odd." 4. Smash Mouth, in 1997.5. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." The song was writtenfor the musical "Promises,Promises" in 1968. A numberof artists covered the song, in cluding Dionne Warwick,Bobby Gentry and JohnnyMathis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Flash Back By Chris Richcreek What were Hardee Countiansthinking and talking about inthe 1960s, or maybe the ’30s?Each issue, we will revisit thatcorresponding week and yearin a decade past, using oldcopies of The Florida Advo cate, the Hardee County Her ald, or The Herald-Advocate.This week, the decade of … The ‘60s July 25, 1968 Payneless Break: The col lapse of a phosphate dam re sulted in little damage asPaynes Creek rose and flowedover some roads and bridges.Discoloration of the watershowed evidence of typicalphosphate pollution, but FishCommission officials saidthere were no fish killed,which could have been causedby suffocation through cloggedgills by mud and slime. –––––– Court Budget: Hardee County commissioners met fora budget hearing as several re quests were made. One ofthose requests came from BenCoker, clerk of the board, foran increase of three-tenths of amill to remodel the old court room. The millage, in additionto remaining money from thecurrent budget and state ciga rette tax, could provide about $40,000 for remodeling and$10,000 for furnishings. –––––– Downtown Deals: “Shop downtown with your home town merchants. They’re yourneighbors and they appreciateyour business. They really do!”This advertisement providescoupons from downtownshops in Wauchula includingthree cans of Pillsbury biscuitsfor 10 cents from Crews mar ket, a $49.95 gas water heaterfrom Coker Fuel, and $2 can vas shoes from Dad & LadShop. Eaton’s DepartmentStore has a coupon, too, as doWestern Auto, The Red Apple,Rutland Radio & TV andmore. There’s also a special$26.36 sale on Poppytrailchina at R.H. Herr, Jeweler. –––––– Meat & More: The A&P grocery store has some tastydeals, especially for meat. Your choice of Heavy Western beefsuch as T-bone, sirloin, club orboneless rib for just 99 centsper pound. You can also get afive-pound package of groundbeef $1.99. Beef, chicken orturkey meat pies are 89 centsfor five eight-ounce packages. Get your choice of Grade A chicken fryers — thighs,breasts or drumsticks — for 49cents a pound. –––––– Home Savings: “Very spe cial Italian Provincial at a veryspecial price.” Jaudon’s Storesfor Homes has a new bedroomset that contains “all the im pressive details and size of fineItalian styling. Everything saysluxury except the very lowprice!” The $299 set includes atriple dresser, mirror, five-drawer chest and panel head board. A night table costsextra. Decades Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) 773-3255 The