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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, August 9, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 37 • 2 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Lozano DefendsTitle On TV B1 Teachers Return ToTheir Classrooms Photos Inside W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 07/3189720.0108/0192740.0008/0292730.8408/0393730.2508/0493750.0708/0592740.0008/0691740.00 Rainfall to 08/06/2018 35.24 Same period last year 26.68 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B4 Courthouse Report....A4Crime Blotter.........A4Entertainment.......B10Hardee Living.........A8Information Roundup..B7Obituaries............A6Puzzles...............B9Save The Date.........A2Solunar Forecast.......B2 RV Park May Replace Golf Course WildcatTailgatePartyFriday Teen Father Gets Split Sentence Company Seeks More IDA $$$ Free Haz-Waste Disposal Saturday MOCK MAYHEM The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Tacticsteam stands on alert as “students” – bus drivers for the HardeeCounty School District – exit a bus with their hands in the air onWednesday of last week. The mock exercise, simulating a law-en forcement response to an active shooter on a school bus, was held at the bus loop of Hardee Junior High School. “Hands-on training ismuch more effective than videos or lecturing,” said TransportationDirector Rob Krahl. “I appreciate the HCSO working with us, and justhope that these skills are never needed.” See story and more photoson A3. COURTESY PHOTO Herrada By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate An attorney representing in ternet service provider RapidSystems recently sent a letter tothe Hardee County IndustrialDevelopment Authority seek ing $720,000 in “outstandingshared costs” incurred after theFlorida Rural Broadband Al liance breached its obligationswith the company and the IDA. Rapid Systems received a $2 million grant from the Eco nomic Development Authorityin 2010 after partnering withthe IDA to blanket the countywith high-speed wireless inter net capabilities. The IDA and Rapid Systems signed a Memorandum of Un derstanding with FRBA to usethe Hardee County system as a matching portion of a federal stimulus grant in 2009 thatwould provide other rural com munities in the area with a sim ilar wireless system asdeveloped here. FRBA, a non-profit organi zation formed in part by theFlorida's Heartland RegionalEconomic Development Initia tive, applied for and wasawarded $24 million throughthe American Recovery & In vestment Act of 2009. The goal was to provide wireless internet to all the ruralcounties of critical economicconcern in the Heartland regionof Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands,Okeechobee, Glades andHendry counties. IDA Executive Director Bill Lambert served on the FRBAboard as Hardee County’s rep resentative before being re moved and replaced by formercounty commissioner GradyJohnson. Terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, which wasput together hastily by all threeparties to meet the grant dead line, outlined a plan for RapidSystems to tap into bandwidthfrom the Level 3 connectionrunning through Ona and sendit via microwave signal usingthe towers located throughoutHardee to Highlands County,where it would then be dis persed to the other counties inthe region. Under the MOU, FRBA agreed to pay for the additionalcost of increasing Rapid Sys tems’s bandwidth to provideenough capacity for the othercounties. See IDA A2 By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern Now is the time of year when people are buying newschool supplies, includingcomputers, tablets and otherelectronics. But what do you do with your outdated ones? This Saturday, you can bring those old electronics alongwith many other hazardouswaste items to the HardeeCounty Sanitary Landfill to getrid of them for free. This event is for items that are dangerous to dispose ofwith regular garbage for vari ous reasons, but hoarding themin a shed isn’t the best idea ei ther. So start gathering themup, and head on over to thelandfill, which is at 685 AirportRoad in Wauchula. The free collection, avail able to Hardee County resi dents, will last from 8 a.m. until noon. You can bring up to 60 pounds of material per house hold. Items you can bring in in clude the following: Electronics like cell phones, computers, tablets and TVs, al though you can’t bring more than two TVs per household. Chemicals like household cleaners, pool and photo graphic chemicals, old paint,paint removers and woodpreservatives, stains, and polyurethanes. Fuels like old gasoline, pe troleum products and used motor oil. Vehicle supplies like auto mobile batteries, engine filters, antifreeze, and brake and trans mission fluids. And other items like garden pesticides, herbicides and See DISPOSAL A2 By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern It’s time to show your or ange-and-blue pride as thecommunity kicks off anotherschool year with a downtown tailgate party! Main Street will be closed to traffic between Seventh and Eighth avenues tomorrow (Fri day) from 6 to 9 p.m. to makeway for the eighth annual Wildcat Tailgate Party at Her itage Park. The party, hosted by Main Street Wauchula Inc. and pre sented by Mosaic, will include performances, live music, ven dors, games, free health serv ices, and opportunities to meet political candidates. The Hardee County Youth Football League cheerleaderswill be performing at 6:45p.m., and the high schoolcheerleaders and marching band will be showcased begin ning at 8. The junior high cheerleaders will also be per forming sometime during the evening. The volleyball team will get in on the action, too, with a demonstration. And performing live is mu sical duo Cory Greenway andRodger Brutus, called Prime See WILDCATA3 By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate A proposed 374-site recre ational-vehicle park receivedapproval from the HardeeCounty Planning & ZoningBoard last week and nowmoves on to the County Com mission for final hearings. William Harvey, who hopes to develop the park, told boardmembers he has a contract to purchase the 138-acre parcelfrom Bill and Marie Lambert,who owned and operated Tor rey Oaks Golf Course there fornearly three decades until clos ing it earlier this year. Harvey said he would like to get started on the first of twophases of Torrey Trails RVPark later this year and have itopen for business by the fall of2019. Harvey, who has built and operated two similar parks,said he will market the park toretired northerners, and it willbe restricted to those 55 andolder. He said during the meeting he does not plan on reopeningthe golf course and will main tain some of the previouscourse as open spaces. The RV sites will be located on the east, north and southends of the property along U.S.17 and Bostick Road. No mobile homes will be placed near the single-familyresidences of the private OaksBend subdivision, which wasbuilt through the course andbordered several holes. Noth ing in that deed-restricted com munity, however, required thesurrounding property to be maintained as a golf course. Several homeowners of Oaks Bend attended the meet ing but none expressed opposi tion to the project. Paul Samuels, the only resi dent of Oaks Bend who ad dressed the board, said his onlyconcerns were the drainageareas being kept up and the nat ural areas maintained, addinghe supports the proposed plan and appreciates the investment in the community. The RV sites are proposed to be built on what were holes oneand nine and 10 through 18.What used to be holes two through eight will be main tained as open nature space and include walking trails. The only opposition voiced during the meeting was from See RVA3 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A teenager who impregnated his girlfriend – who was and isunderage – has been handedjail time and probation inHardee Circuit Court. Ramon Jonathan Herrada, now 21, of 3004 Jack JonesRoad, Wauchula, was sen tenced to 364 days in theHardee County Jail and fiveyears of supervised probationfor the third-degree felony crime of child abuse. A second-degree felony charge of lewd battery wasdropped as the result of pleanegotiations between the pros ecution and defense. In addition to the split sen tence, Circuit Judge Marcus J.Ezelle ordered Herrada to un dergo a mental health evalua tion and to complete anyrecommended treatment. Further, the judge prohibited Herrada from any unsupervisedcontact with children under 17years of age. He is permittedcontact with his victim’smother regarding his child’smedical, educational and day care. Ezelle also assessed court fines, fees and costs in anamount totaling $1,681. Todate, Herrada has made his firstpayment of $50. Should Herrada successfully pay the monies due and abideby the terms of his probation,the court may consider an earlytermination of his probation atthe four-year mark, Ezelleadded. According to a report filed by Det. Yolanda Hernandez ofthe Hardee County Sheriff’sOffice, Herrada met the victimthrough mutual friends. Thegirl was 14 at the time, and he was 18. The two began dating, Her nandez said, but the girl keptthe relationship a secret, as sheknew her parents would not ap prove of her having a boyfriendat her age. The girl told the detective Herrada would drive over toher house in the middle of thenight, parking in the nearby or ange groves. She would sneakout of the house to go meetwith him. On occasion, the girl added, the pair would then go to Her rada’s home. One time, while the girl was See SENTENCE A2


A2 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 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. Newspaper Price Increasing To $1Beginning with the Aug. 16 issue, The Herald-Advocate will increase its single-copy price from 75 cents to $1. That amount will include all applicable sales tax. The price adjustment, which is the newspapers first since 2011, is due to a recent 30percent tariff imposed on Canadian newsprint and a 33-percent price hike in printing and manufacturing costs by The Ledger in Lakeland, which now prints The Herald-Advocate. Current and new subscribers can lock in existing subscription rates for up to an additional year by calling our office at (863) 7733255. The Herald-Advocate values each and every one of our readers. We hope you will continue to support your hometown paper, which is now in its 118th year. We are committed to continuing to bring you high-quality, award-winning journalism coverage of Hardee County and its people each and every week. Michael R. Kelly Co-Publisher & Editor AUGUST 9 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 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 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 16 Hardee County Candidate Forum/ Hilltop Elementary Auditorium/2401 US-17, Wauchula/ 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 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/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/10 am 6 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 11 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 12 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 13 Storytime, HC Public Library/10 am 13 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 18 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 18 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 19 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 20 Storytime, HC Public Library/ 10 am 20 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 25 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/6 pm 26 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 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 JimNot to brag too much but the local newspaper is working hard to provide good quality journalism for Hardee County and not "fake news." The single copy price will increase to one dollar (tax included) next week due to rising expenses and a big jump in printing costs from the Lakeland Ledger, which does an excellent job for us. The Ledger recently increased its single copy price from a dollar to two dollars weekdays and from two to three dollars on Sunday. I am proud also of our columnists, including Rilla Cooper, Henrietta Benson, Clay Smith, Jerry (Gray Wolf) Phillips, Jonell Peavy, John Szeligo, David Horton, Roxie Bentley, and Jerry Smith. Anneta Stanton Kraus writes occasional features. This is a photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, holding a recent copy of the paper (not photo shopped). It is important for informed citizens to get accurate unbiased information. At one time Hardee County had four newspapers: Florida Advocate, Hardee County Herald, Bowling Green Exponent, and Zolfo Springs Truth. Now there is one. There used to be the Fort Meade Leader, Polk County Democrat (Bartow), Frostproof News, Lake Placid Journal, Avon Park Sun, Lake Wales News, and Lake Wales Daily Highlander. Now those cities do not have a newspaper office in town but are served by regional newspapers. Regional newspapers are good, but I believe a city with a locally owned and operated newspaper is better served. ROBBYELLIOTTinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 8:9c Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy Barber Hwy. 66 East P.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FLLine Break Sends Sewage Into DitchA line break last Thursday sent approximately 1,000 gallons of sewage into a ditch near downtown Wauchula. According to reports by the Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection, the spill began around 6:30 a.m. as a broken sewer line near the intersection of North Seventh Avenue and Townsend Street began spewing raw sewage. Wauchula Assistant City Manager Olivia Minshew esti mated the total spill at less than 1,000 gallons. The seeping sewage flowed into an adjacent ditch before collecting in a nearby stormwater box culvert. The box culvert was pumped out into a sewer manhole, returning the wastewater to the appropriate collection system, Minshew noted. Wauchula Public Works crews worked through the morning before finishing re pairs around 12:30 p.m. Townsend Street from Sev enth Avenue to U.S. 17 was closed to traffic while crews made repairs. IDA Continued From A1 Rapid Systems was also going to be the last-mile provider under the MOU, which served the individual customers, in the other coun ties as part of the deal. Even though the MOU was signed by all parties, a formal contract was never executed and FRBA backed out of the deal and left Rapid Systems owing more than $500,000 for the increased bandwidth from Level 3 that it did not need. Prior to tapping into the connection in Ona, Rapid Systems was utilizing bandwidth for its Hardee County cus tomers from an internet con nection in Riverview east of Tampa. FRBA also took down Motorola radio equipment Rapid Systems was using on the poles and upgraded it to in crease the carrying capacity of the network. In response to FRBA backing out of the MOU, Rapid Systems ultimately sued the organization and some individ ual board members and other involved parties for $25 mil lion. In 2013, while the lawsuit was ongoing, the IDA began the process to transferring ownership of the poles, which were on county rights of way, over to Rapid Systems since it had fulfilled its obligations under the contract. FRBA tried to intervene and block the transfer, citing some of the equipment on the towers was theirs. Rapid Systems attorneys asked the IDA to proceed with the transfer, which the board did. Later in 2013, the IDA board agreed to reimburse Rapid Systems $127,878 for half of the costs it had incurred to date in its legal dispute with FRBA. Under terms of the agree ment, Rapid Systems would reimburse the IDA if the company prevailed in court. The IDA also voted to turn over ownership of the poles to the company, which by that point had a $93,000 UCC-1 lien placed on the equipment and poles by FRBA. Rapid Systems and FRBA reached a settlement in 2016 and all parties involved in the lawsuit signed a non-disclo sure agreement, although the lien issue was not addressed. Attorney David Whittemore of the Phelps & Dunbar law firm said the additional fund ing request stems from the companys settlement with FRBA and a recent ruling by Circuit Judge Marcus Ezelle on a tax warrant issue Rapid Systems was involved in with Hardee County Tax Collector Jackie Johnson. The additional request was never submitted to the IDA and now our client would like to finally and completely re solve the shared cost issue. Whittemores letter is also asking the IDA to formally discharge and release Rapid Systems from the promissory note it signed in connection with the original cost-sharing agreement. Rapid Systems is proposing the IDA give the company $720,000, which it will use to upgrade its network that will enhance the networks capac ity and provide better system performance. If the IDA will agree to fund these upgrades at Rapid Systemss cost, it is willing to accept the reimbursement for these improvements and forgo its claims for the remainder of the original cost-sharing monies, the letter states. As our client has outlined, those sums were approxi mately $500,000 but reim bursement of those amounts alone would not have provided for the improvements, Whittemore also said the issue regarding the UCC-1 liens remains. Even though the IDA agreed to transfer ownership of the poles to Rapid Systems, the company does not want to accept them with the lien at tached. Johnson sued Rapid Sys tems for nearly $35,000 in unpaid taxes, which was dismissed earlier this year by Judge Ezelle, due to Rapid Systems refuting ownership of the tangible property in question. This court does not make a factual and legal determination whether Rapid Systems owns the personal property at issue because the question of legal ownership is between it and the IDA, Ezelle concluded. The case still remains open at this time. The company claims it never took possession of the poles or the equipment in volved after the IDA voted to transfer ownership since the IDA could not produce a clean title after the liens were filed. Even though the IDA board has not had any discussions on this issues raised in the letter this year, IDA coordinator Sara Pelham included a $1 million allocation for Rapid Systems during last months 2019 budget workshop, with the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The letter from Whittemore, dated May 30, asked for the item to be discussed at the next available IDA meeting, which would have been June 12, but no IDA meeting was held in June. During the July meeting, Pelham only mentioned Rapid Systems as a placeholder in the upcoming budget. Lambert said last week he would soon be asking the board to allocate the money for the improvements to the net work, which could happen as soon as the next IDA meeting on Tuesday morning. FRBA, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy in 2015 without ever accomplishing any of its goals with the other counties. The $24 million in grant funds were spent and the board has since disbanded, leaving Rapid Systems and the IDA with more questions than an swers concerning how to re solve the lien issue. DISPOSAL Continued From A1 insecticides and florescent lightbulbs. You cannot bring gas cylinders, flares or ammunition, ex plosives or pyrotechnics, radioactive waste, or biohaz ards or infectious waste. If you have any regular re cyclable material, including corrugated cardboard, glass bottles, paper, and steel and aluminum cans, you can bring them with you to have them re cycled. Recycling these items is free on all business days, too, so you dont need to limit your recycling to Saturday. Businesses are not included in the free disposal, but can still bring their hazardous waste to the event if they gen erate under 220 pounds of haz ardous waste each month. The cost, which needs to be paid at the event, will be determined based on current contract prices. Company or personal checks might not be accepted, so you will need to pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, money order or cashiers check. Businesses that generate be tween 220 and 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste each month can call EQ Florida at (813) 319-3429 beforehand to arrange to have their waste picked up during at the event for a fee. If you have any questions about the event or would like more information, you can call 773-5089. 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 re view the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarifica tion, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 7733255. Corrections SENTENCE Continued From A1 still 14 and Herrada was 19, he asked her to be his, the de tective said. He then took the girl to his bedroom. The 14-year-old told author ities the two engaged in unpro tected sexual relations. She became pregnant, and nine months later gave birth to a female infant. A search warrant was ob tained and Herradas DNA was collected, proving him to be the father of the baby. Herrada was arrested and booked into the Hardee County Jail by Hernandez on March 29 of this year.


August 9, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 Other requirements: Recent TABE test, transcripts from high school, GED or college and proof of residency. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. This is a Career Pathways program. For additional information contact FSC at 863-993-1333 or visit us at and Click on Applications C C N N A A C C L L A A S S S S E E S S Classes will be August 16, 2018 — November 8, 2018 Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00pm 9:00pm Clinical Days Will Vary 8:2,9c DIVISION, HARDEECOUNTY FLORIDA, ASPER PLAT THEREOFRECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 1.ANY PERSON CLAIMINGAN INTEREST IN THESURPLUS FROM THESALE, IF ANY, OTHERTHAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THEDATE OF THE LIS PEN DENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYSAFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH ADISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDERTO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRO ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2016-CA-000204 Specialized Loan Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs.Unknown Heirs, Devisees,Grantees, Assignees, Creditorsand Lienors of Audrey McCallBollinger a/k/a Audrey M.Bollinger, and All Other Persons Claiming by andThrough, Under, Against TheNamed Defendant (s); Unknown Parties in Possession#1, If living, and all UnknownParties claiming by, through,under and against the abovenamed Defendant(s) who arenot known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Partiesmay claim an interest asSpouse, Heirs, Devisees,Grantees, or Other Claimants;Unknown Parties in Possession#2, If living, and all UnknownParties claiming by, through,under and against the abovenamed Defendant(s) who arenot known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Partiesmay claim an interest asSpouse, Heirs, Devisees,Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order reschedulingforeclosure sale or Final Judg ment, entered in Civil Case No.25-2016-CA-000204 of the Cir cuit Court of the 10th JudicialCircuit in and for HardeeCounty, Florida, wherein Spe cialized Loan Servicing LLC,Plaintiff and Unknown Heirs, De visees, Grantees, Assignees,Creditors and Lienors of AudreyMcCall Bollinger a/k/a AudreyM. Bollinger, and All Other Per sons Claiming by and Through,Under, Against The Named De fendant (s) are defendant(s), I,Clerk of Court, Victoria L.Rogers, will sell to the highestand best bidder for cashHARDEE COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET,2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDEOF ROOM 202, WAUCHULA,FLORIDA, 33873 AT 11:00 A.M.on August 22, 2018, the follow ing described property as setforth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 12 TO 17, INCLU SIVE, BLOCK 10,WAUCHULA HILLS SUB CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THEPROVISION OF CERTAIN AS SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACTTHE COURT ADMINISTRATION,(863)-534-4488 WITHIN 2WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOUARE HEARING OR VOICE IM PAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAYSERVICE 1-800-955-8770. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 8:9,16c ______________________________ Notices By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate A student on a school bus – with a gun. This possible doomsday scenario played out onWednesday of last week atHardee Junior High School. “They learned a lot,” said Bob Shayman, superintendent.“I certainly did.” The mock-exercise led by the Hardee County Sheriff’sOffice was part of a week-long training session for theschool district’s bus driversand transportation staff. The afternoon exercise in the bus loop of the junior highallowed participants to experi ence how law enforcementwould respond to an activeshooter on a school bus. “We have got to be prepared for anything,” said SheriffArnold Lanier. Leading the exercise were members of the Sheriff’s Of fice Special Weapons AndTactics team – all in full tacti cal gear. Lt. Mat Tinsley ledthe training operation for theSWAT team. The district’s 36 bus drivers and six bus tutors served as“students” in the exercise and– after being briefed by SWATteam members – practicedevacuating the bus, their handshigh in the air, as the lawmensecured the scene. The training – one of sev eral planned exercises for thecoming year – was well re ceived. “We would like to do more of any of the scenarios that wemight need to be on top of.The bus was one we thoughtof last year,” Lanier said.“They were very pleased withit and our SWAT team was,too. I think it was a good ex perience for all of us.” “We want to stay on top of any potential issues that mayconfront us,” the county’s topcop added. School administration and law enforcement officials areexpected to meet today(Thursday) to introduce theteam of lawmen assigned toprotect students and staff asschool resource officers. “We want everybody to get to know each other and knowwhat to expect,” Lanier said. Hardee County, according to a report Tuesday by theFlorida Department of Educa tion, is one of three counties inthe state to have all positions– for teachers and drivers –filled before the start ofschool. The first school bus will roll out of the bus depot at 5:30a.m. on Friday. “We are ready,” Shayman said. Training For The Worst COURTESY PHOTOS Bus drivers pose as “students” as the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT teamconducts a mock active-shooter drill on a school bus last week in the bus loop at Hardee Junior High School. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team briefs school transportation staff in the most effective way to respond if shots are fired on a school bus. WILDCAT Continued From A1 There will be two free health services available at the event.The Wauchula Lion’s Club andSevigny & Associates Eye Carewill be giving free eye screen ings, and Bay Street Medicalwill be giving free Ankle-Brachial Index (blood flow)testing. If you want to meet some po litical candidates before theelection, you’re in luck. Thefollowing candidates plan to at tend: Noey A. Flores, runningfor Hardee County Commis sion District 2; Steve Pincket,running for 10th Judicial Cir cuit Judge, Group 11; and JimPyle, Ken Evers and DavidHorton, all running for HardeeCounty judge. This year’s Wildcat Tailgate Party sponsors are Mosaic,Elect David Horton for HardeeCounty Judge, Sevigny & As sociates Eye Care, Alan Jay Au tomotive Network and BayStreet Medical. Country. Suncoast Credit Unionis sponsoring the live music. But don’t get so busy watch ing performances that you for get about the vendors! Restaurants and stores in the area are staying open late forthe event, and there will be sev eral food and merchandise ven dors set up as well. Of course, there will be plenty of fun for kids as well,including bounce houses andgames. Family games like corn hole and checkers will also beavailable. And every 15 min utes there will be an organizedtailgate game, like “blow medown,” where kids need toknock over plastic cups withballoons. For the kids who finished at least half of the DowntownWauchula Scout Club adven tures, a prize awaits at the MainStreet Wauchula booth. Justmake sure to bring yourbadges! RV Continued From A1 fice visits over the project. Hesaid concerns centered on traf fic, visual aspects of the park,water runoff and the lack ofneed for another RV park. Miller said the proposal was consistent with all county reg ulations and he recommendedthe board approve the specialexception and site develop ment plan, which it did with a4-0 vote. Bill Ludlam, who managesTorrey Oaks RV & Golf Re sort, which borders the prop erty on two sides. He expressedconcerns over Bostick Roadbeing able to accommodate theadditional traffic associatedwith building the park. Todd Miller, planning/de velopment director for thecounty, said staff received sev eral emails, phone calls and of COURTESY PHOTO Eager for the first day of school are (from left) TannerTyson, Emma Tyson and Veronica Hernandez, whocannot wait to show their North Wauchula ElementarySchool pride by wearing their new spirit shirts. READY & WAITING • It was 18th-century French writer Sebastien Nico las de Chamfort who made thefollowing sage observation:"Conscience is a dog that doesnot stop us from passing butthat we cannot prevent frombarking." • You might be surprised to learn that famed British authorAldous Huxley, best-knownfor his dystopian novel "BraveNew World," was a consultanton Disney's 1951 animatedfilm version of "Alice in Won derland." • If you bring to mind an image of John Lennon, morelikely than not you'll see himin your mind's eye wearing apair of round spectacles. 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Strange But True By Samantha Weaver Up To $3,000 Reward! Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477 • Florida has the most nesting bald eagles outside of Alaska.


A4 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2018 Crime BlotterSheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests dur ing the past week. All suspects or defendants are presumed innocent of the charges against them. COUNTY Aug. 5, Shane Thomas Gay, 22, of 821 W. Stuart St., Bar tow, was taken into custody on an out-of-county warrant by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Ofc. S. Karr. Aug. 5, a vehicle was reported stolen on the 200 block of River Road. Aug. 4, Michelle Carman Olivar, 25, of 1284 N. Holland town Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged with failure to appear. Aug. 4, Maria Suarez, 48, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell and charged with tres passing. Aug. 4, a theft was reported on the 2000 block of Alamo Avenue. Aug. 3, Irvin Martinez, 29, of 284 Griffin Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bryant Ovalles and charged with trespass ing and fraud/false ID. Aug. 3, Santiago Lopez, 31, General Delivery, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with disorderly intoxication, fraud/false ID, failure to appear, and two out-of-county warrants. Aug. 3, criminal mischief was reported on the 3900 block of Edison Avenue and the 200 block of Third Street East. Aug. 3, a theft was reported on the 700 block of Second Street West. Aug. 2 Josie Medrano, 27, of 306 Peace Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Brian LaFlam and charged with grand theft. Aug. 2, Alfredo Perada, 26, of 432 Fifth St. E., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Lyle Hart and charged with pro bation violation. Aug. 2 Curt Richardson, 32, of 880 Griffin Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. John Layport and charged with probation violation. Aug. 2, Tony Lynn Elliott, 26, of 134 Southland Ct, Avon Park, was taken into custody on an out-of-county warrant by Dep. Brian LaFlam. Aug. 2, a theft was reported on the 500 block of Fairfax Drive. Aug. 2, vehicles were reported stolen on the 100 block of East Broward Street and the 100 block of Bill Woods Road. Aug. 1, John Kenneth McBride, 38, of 5015 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Danny OBryan and charged with probation violation. Aug. 1, a business was burglarized on the 3500 block of Mancini Place. Aug. 1 a residence was burglarized on the 500 block of State Road 64 West. Aug. 1, thefts were reported on the 1100 block of Blue Jay Road and the 1800 block of U.S. 17 North. July 31 Craig Russell Carpenter, 27, of 1840 McClellan Road, Frostproof, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with two counts of fraud. July 31, Quinton Stone, 18, of 764 Polk Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with dealing in stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. July 31, thefts were reported on the 100 block of East Broward Street and the 500 block of State Road 64 West. July 30, Billy Joe Wright, 29, of 510 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cierra Johnson and charged with posses sion of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment, trespassing in a structure or conveyance, and four counts of fail ure to appear. WAUCHULA Aug. 5 Rogelio Lopez, 32, of 613 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with battery. Aug. 4 Victoria Palma, 19, of 1161 Downing Circle, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with possession of synthetic cannabis and possession of nar cotics equipment. Aug. 3, Levonte Cashion Kerr, 21, of 2749 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Cohen and charged with possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and possession of narcotics equipment. Aug. 3, a business was burglarized on the 1000 block of South Ninth Avenue. Aug. 2, a theft was reported on the 100 block of Indiana Av enue. Aug. 1, a residence was burglarized on the 500 block of East Oak Street. Aug. 1, criminal mischief was reported on the 500 block of East Oak Street. July 31, Daniel Dewayne Noblett, 53, of 116 Hilton Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Cohen and charged with trespassing in a structure or conveyance. July 31, thefts were reported on the 100 block of South Sev enth Avenue and the 400 block of Walton Avenue. July 30, a theft was reported on the 1100 block of South Sixth Avenue. BOWLING GREEN Aug. 1, Joel Calvillo, 25, of 5121 Martin Luther King Dr., Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with battery and two counts of probation violation. Aug. 1, a theft was reported on the 4600 block of Church Avenue. July 30, Samantha D. Minor, 37, of 5017 Willow Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Sean Guthas and charged with failure to appear. Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li cense was issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Robert Bryan Jhett See, 19, of Wauchula, and Andrea Ryan McVay, 18, of Wauchula. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Capital One Bank vs. Je reme R. Bridges, voluntary dismissal. Discover Bank vs. Joseph A. Vessels, default final judgment for $6,685.22. Midland Funding vs. Aurelia Carrizales, final order dis missing case and approving settlement. Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Kaitlynn Benton and John C. Vandiver, final judg ment for $2,537.30. Asset Acceptance vs. Odelia R. Ybarra, final judg ment for garnishment of $3,064.45. Bank of America vs. Mari lyn L. Pierre-Paul, default final judgment for $3,732.61. Asset Acceptance vs. Jeannette M. Sharp, final judgment for garnishment of $3,850.22. Sentencing data for criminal traffic, misdemeanor and felony court cases will return to this weekly Courthouse Report within the next 1-2 weeks as reporting arrange ments are finalized. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the Circuit Court: Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Joe Carlos and Maria Elena Arce, mortgage foreclosure. David J. Romero and the Florida Department of Rev enue vs. Gerardo Abagail Matos, petition for child sup port. Victoria Deeson and FDOR vs. David Wayne Murphy, petition for child support. Federated Capital Corp. vs. Earl Tyson, domestication of foreign judgment. Tella D. Driskell and Thomas R. Driskell, petition for divorce. Wauchula State Bank vs. Oaknoil Inc., James A. Melton and Jesse Cole Long, contracts and indebtedness. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Janice Asiason Ellison and Ralph Williams III, amended final judgment for divorce. Karrie Soto vs. Juan Gonza lez, final judgment of injunc tion for protection. Ada M. Ayers vs. Lyndel L. Ayers, final judgment of in junction for protection. Sherry D. Hollimon and Eu gene Hollimon Jr., final judg ment of divorce. Anabel Vargas vs. Tomas Hernandez, order for child support modification. Jessica Lynn Banda and Pedro Banda, final judgment for divorce. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: John P. and Candace W. Bozeman to Eileen M. Blair, for $160,000. FBI Homes to J. Dimas Orta-Martinez and Joaquina Gonzalez de Orta, for $65,000. David A. Beyer and Misty D. Mitchell to 21st Mortgage Corp., for $89,500. NoticesCITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency (the Board) will hold a public meeting Monday, August 13, 2018 immediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The complete agenda can be viewed at 126 S. 7th Avenue or The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the Board hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Boards functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Amer icans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Keith Nadaskay Chairman Community Redevelopment Agency ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 8:9cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular sched uled meeting Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it rea sonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 8:9cHardee County Education Foundation, Inc. Request for Proposals Endowment Investment ServicesPursuant to the Mosaic Land Development Agreement, $8 million of economic mitigation payments will be dedicated to a permanent endowment trust to pro vide educational opportunities to Hardee County residents. The funds to es tablish and grow the endowment must be held in trust administered by the Hardee County Education Foundation (Foundation), under the direction of a Chartered Financial Analyst. The principal amount for this endowment trust shall be maintained at $8 million. Once the endowment trust is fully funded at $8 million, earnings from the endowment such as interest and dividends can be used to fund a forgivable student loan program. The Foundation desires to earn at least 5% or 6% annually from the endowment. The Hardee County Education Foundation will receive sealed proposals for endowment investment services. Desired proposal components and addi tional information are listed at Seven (7) copies of proposals shall be submitted to the Hardee County Education Foundation at 1009 N. 6th Avenue or P.O. Box 1678, Wauchula, FL 33873. The proposals will be publicly opened at 2:00 PM on September 7, 2018. Proposals shall be sealed and plainly marked as follows: ProposalHCEF Endowment Investment Services 2:00 PM September 7, 2018 The Foundation reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received and to waive any minor inconsistencies and to request additional information from proposers. Unsealed proposals such as faxes and emails will not be ac cepted. Finalists may be required to make an oral presentation in September 2018 to the Foundations endowment committee and/or the Foundation Board. While the presentation may permit further clarification of the proposal, the written proposal should stand on its own merit. The Foundation will post endowment investment advisor selection(s) at 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 and at the web site: Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed by Section 120.53(5), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Calli Ward Hardee County Education Foundation President 8:9,16cPUBLIC NOTICE The City of Bowling Green election qualifying period for Commission Seats 1, 2, & 3 will open August 13, 2018 at 8:00am and will run until August 17, 2018 at 4:00pm for a November 13, 2018 election. Qualifying fee is $10.00 plus a $30.00 Election Assessment. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, registered voters and residents of the City of Bowling Green for the past 6 months. Candidates must qualify at the City of Bowling Green administrative office, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida during the above stated hours. Any questions regarding the election may be directed to the office of the City Clerk at 863-375-2255. M. Carmen Silva City Clerk 8:2,9c 10 HOURS A MONTH!Thats all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.773-2505(If office unattended, please leave message.)


August 9, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 7:26-8:9c 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 CollectorÂ’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 REGAL RETURN COURTESY PHOTOS A buffet of fruit salad and breakfast tacos greeted faculty and staff members ofNorth Wauchula Elementary as they returned to the school last week. The meal wasprovided and served by members of Bayside Community Church. School workersalso enjoyed meeting new staff members, catching up with their teammates andreceiving the new staff shirts which reflect the royal schoolwide theme. AVID FOR A.V.I.D. COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elementary School recently spent a full day on professional train ing for A.V.I.D. Elementary Critical Reading Strategies and Costa's Levels of Think ing for Increased Student Inquiry. NWES is the first elementary school in the districtto implement the Advancement Via Individual Determination program. The missionof A.V.I.D. is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for collegereadiness and success in a global society.


Obituaries OBITUARY POLICY The Herald-Advo cate publishes obitu aries free of charge asa public service.Forms showing the in formation which maybe included in a freeobituary are availableat local funeral homesor at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional in formation and remem berances. All obituaries, how ever, must be submit ted by a funeral home.No personal submis sions will be accepted. Funeral homes can submit obituaries toobits @theheraldad Kenneth Padgett. Melinda is survived by her son, Michael Spracklen(wife Marsha), of Chipley;daughter, Melany Milby(husband Mike), ofWauchula; sister, BarbMoreau (husband Larry), ofMattoon, Ill.; grandchildren,Ashley Milby-Nava (hus band Chris), ChristinaMilby-Gray (husbandJustin), Danielle Milby-Min grino (husband Pablo),Denise Spracklen, ElizabethSpracklen-Brown (husbandDustin); and great-grand children, Lilly Gray, LeviGray, Fisher Lee Brown,Aiden Brown. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018,at 11 a.m., at First ChristianChurch of Wauchula. Rev erend Tom Hartman offici ated services. Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory M M E E L L I I N N D D A A A A N N N N S S P P R R A A C C K K L L E E N N Melinda Ann Spracklen, of Hardee County, passedaway Tuesday, July 31,2018, at Florida Hospital ofWauchula, at the age of 68. Melinda was born in Shelbyville, Ill., on Oct. 6,1949. She had been a HardeeCounty resident since 1995,coming from Decatur, Ill.Melinda was employed as aBuilding and Zoning CodeEnforcement Officer byHardee County. She was amember of the First Chris tian Church of Wauchula. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervilleand Dorothy Padgett; lovinghusband of 47 years, PaulSpracklen; and a brother, ing wife of 47 years, KarenDykes; his sons, Michael“Mike” Dykes, of Lakeland,Ronnie Lee Redding Jr., ofWauchula, and Johnny Red ding, of Polk City; daughtersSherry Dykes, of Wauchula,and Tonya Owens, of Man chester, Tenn.; brothers,Bobby Joe Redding (wifeIrene), of Soperton, Ga., andRobert Wesley Redding III(wife Nancy), of Wauchula;sister Jeanette Redding Gib son (husband Jerry), ofBradenton; as well as ninegrandchildren and sevengreat-grandchildren. A visitation was held at Oak Grove Baptist Churchon Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at9:30 a.m. Funeral servicesfollowed starting at 10:30a.m. Pastor Jerry Smith offi ciated services. Intermentwas at the Oak Grove Ceme tery.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory R R O O N N N N I I E E L L E E E E R R E E D D D D I I N N G G Ronnie Lee Redding, 71, of Polk City, passed away onSunday, July 29, 2018. He was born in Wauchula, on Sept. 19, 1946. Ronniehad been a resident ofHardee County for most ofhis life. He worked for“Duck Smith” as a ranchforeman. He was a memberof the OakGrove BaptistChurch. Heproudly servedin the UnitedStates Army. He was preceded in death by his brother, Elmo Red ding; and his sister, GailRedding Deuberry. He is survived by his lov In Loving Memory T T A A M M I I E E K K A A Y Y D D E E A A S S E E Tamie Kay Dease, 59, of Bowling Green, formerly ofPalmetto, died at ManateeMemorial Hospital, on Aug.1, 2018. She was born in Polk County, on March 14, 1959,and had lived in HardeeCounty most of her life. Shehad worked for the U.S.Government as a secretary. Survivors include her daughter, Regina Ward, ofBowling Green; and twograndchildren, DestineeJackson and Myron RefoureIII.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Memory PEGGIE BRIGHTWELL Peggie Brightwell, 82, passed away on Sunday,Aug. 5, 2018, in Lakeland. Born Dec. 3, 1935, in Tyner, Tenn., she was thedaughter of the late GeorgeH. and Dorothy Liner. Mrs. Brightwell was a member of Scott Lake Bap tist Church in Lakeland andworked as a loan officer inthe banking industry in theWauchula area for manyyears. Along with her parents, Mrs. Brightwell was pre ceded in death by her hus band, Robert Brightwell;and her son, Terry Chaney. She is survived by her son, Timothy Chaney(Peggy), of Wauchula; herstep-sons, Jeffrey Bright well (Eileen), of Riverview,and Scott Brightwell (Debi),of Lakeland; and her sib lings, Susan Hunt (Robert),of Lakeland, Jackie Lindsey(Lee), of Lakeland, SharonMoore (Bobby), of Frost proof, and George H. LinerJr. (Sharon), of Lakeland.She also leaves behind hergrandchildren, Corey(Cayla), Matthew, Lucas,Kara (Michael), Robbie(Cassandra); and six great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 10at 11 a.m. at Lakeland Me morial Gardens, 2125 U.S.98 South in Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, memo rials may be made to ScottLake Baptist Church, c/o theMinistry for the Home bound. Condolences at whidden Whidden-McClean Funeral Home Bartow 529 WESTMAINSTREET• WAUCHULA, FLORIDA33873 • 863-773-9773“They were wonderful.”We hear kind words consistently. We’re proud that people feel comfortable enough with us to openly tell us how much they appreciate what we did for them. In fact, it’s this appreciation that drives us to offer the very best in comfort, compassion and service. View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com8:9c In Memory DIANA DAVIS YOUMANS Diana Davis Youmans, 67, of Wauchula, passedaway Aug. 5, 2018, inTampa. She was born Feb. 27, 1951, in Haines City, whereshe grew up and attendedhigh school. She met herhusband, Jim Youmans, andmoved to Wauchula in 1969.Diana first served the com munity as a teacher but spentmost of her professional lifeworking in the Phosphate In dustry, often working along side her former students.Diana spent 25 years withthe industry before retiringfrom Mosaic last year. Diana was a respected and beloved leader whosecommitment to her commu nity created a meaningfuland lasting impact. Her wel coming smile and tirelesswork ethic was often at thecenter of events for the nu merous organizations shechampioned throughout herlife. She was a cheerleading and majorette coach, a sci ence teacher, served on theboard of the CloverleafFoundation of HardeeCounty, Hardee EducationFoundation Board, Friendsof the Parks, and was afounding member of the li brary board of Hardee County. Diana made sure there were cookies with Santa atthe Library. She nevermissed a Wildcat TailgateParty, made sure her fairbooth was the best, and re mained a staunch supporterof 4-H in Hardee and acrossthe region. Diana also loved the many dogs who called hermom, the symphony, goodwine, travel and adventureswith her dear friends andson, Kerry. Diana was a graduate of Warner Southern College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim“Jimmy” Youmans; and fa ther, Charles Davis. Diana is survived by her loving son, Michael "Kerry"Youmans, of New York City;mother, Norma Ruppel, ofWauchula; sister, CheriePolley, of Indiana; and nu merous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. with servicesfollowing at 4 p.m. on Fri day, Aug. 10, 2018, at FirstBaptist Church of Wauchula.Burial will be private inWauchula Cemetery. The family has asked that memorial remembrances inDiana’s name be directed tothe Hardee Education Foun dation or the CloverleafFoundation of HardeeCounty. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula They Deserve Better! ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE 1 (800) 962 2873 1. Is the book of Abram in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. According to Acts 25, what title belonged toAgrippa? King, Queen, Saint,Apostle 3. Who asked God, "Who am I, that I should go untoPharaoh"? Moses, Eve,Samuel, Abraham 4. From Acts 13, who was called, "A man after mine ownheart"? Gideon, David,Matthew, James 5. Who is the only person known to have wrestled withan angel? Ruth, Esther, Jacob,Joshua 6. From Genesis 1:20, on what day did God create thebirds? 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) King; 3) Moses; 4) David; 5)Jacob; 6) 5thSharpen your understandingof scripture with Wilson'sCasey's latest book, "Test YourBible Knowledge," now avail able in bookstores and online. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018CA000065 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OFWAUCHULA, a National Banking Association organizedunder the laws of the UnitedStates of America, Plaintiff, vs.JOE A. BROWN; STEPHANIEJOHNSON; CAPITAL ONEBANK (USA) NA; AND MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TOCITIBANK USA, N.A.; Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOE A. BROWN, AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN OR TO THE PROP ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for mortgage foreclosureof the following described realproperty in Hardee County,Florida, is pending in the CircuitCourt in and for Hardee County,Florida: Lots 19 and 20, Block F,Charlie Creek MobileHome Estates, as per platthereof recorded in PlatBook 3, page 37, publicrecords of Hardee County,Florida.Together with 2008 WA VERLY CREST double-wide mobile home, I.D.Nos. FLFL770A33706-WC31 andFLFL770B33706-WC31.Parcel I.D. No.: 31-33-27-0860-0000F-0019 has been filed against you bythe Plaintiff, FIRST NATIONALBANK OF WAUCHULA, a Na tional Banking Association or ganized under the laws of theUnited States of America, andyou are required to serve a copyof your written defenses, if any,on Kenneth B. Evers, Peti tioner’s Attorney, whose ad dress is Post Office Drawer1308, Wauchula, Florida 33873-1308, on or before thirty (30)days from the date of the firstpublication of this Notice andfile the original with the Clerk ofthis Court either before serviceon Plaintiffs’ attorney or immedi ately thereafter; otherwise a De fault will be entered against youfor the relief demanded in theComplaint. DATED on July 31, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 8:9,16c __________________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18-CA-007069 In re: Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors ofCARESYNC, INC., Assignor, To:JOSEPH J. LUZINSKI, Assignee. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO: CREDITORS AND OTHERINTERESTED PARTIES: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on July 23, 2018, a petition com mencing an assignment for thebenefit of creditors pursuant tochapter 727, Florida Statutes,made by CareSync, Inc., as signor, with principal place ofbusiness at 14055 RiveredgeDrive, #600, Tampa, Florida33637, to Joseph J. Luzinski, as signee, whose address is 500West Cypress Creek Road, Suite400, Fort Lauderdale, Florida33309, was filed. YOU ARE HEREBY further no tified that in order to receive anydividend in this proceeding youmust file a proof of claim withthe assignee or the assignee'sattorney on or before November20, 2018.STEPHANIE C. LIEBRHYS P. LEONARDTRENAM, KEMKER, SCHARF, BARKIN, FRYE, O’NEILL & MULLIS, P.A. PO Box 1102Tampa, FL 33601-1102Tel: (813) 223-7474 Proposed Attorneys for the Assignee, Joseph J. 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OBITUARY POLICY The Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the infor mation which may be included in a free obituary areavailable at local funeral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional information and rememberances. All obituaries, however, must be submitted by a fu neral home. No personal submissions will be accepted. Funeral homes can submit obituaries to obits@the In Memory MARY JO CRAWFORD UNDERWOOD Mary Jo Crawford Under wood, 89, passed away Fri day, Aug. 3, 2018, atLakeland Regional Health,in Lakeland. Mrs. Underwood was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Lake land, and was a resident ofMulberry for many years.She was retired from thePolk County School Boardas a school bus driver forover 30 years, and was amember of the Southside Baptist Church in Mulberry. Mrs. Underwood was pre ceded in death by her hus band, Ira Crawford; son,Randall Ira Crawford; andher brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Retha CrawfordMartin (and husband Terry),of Bowling Green; son,Ronald Crawford, of Bowl ing Green; daughter-in-law,Joy Crawford, of Thomson,Ga.; grandchildren, MichelleCrawford Broxton, HopeCrawford Thigpen, RicCrawford; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.8, 2018, at Hancock FuneralHome, 945 E. Broadway,Fort Meade. Funeral serv ices will be held at 1:30p.m., today (Thursday), Aug.9, 2018, from the PaynesCreek Primitive BaptistChurch with interment fol lowing in the Paynes CreekPrimitive Baptist ChurchCemetery. Hancock Funeral Home Fort Meade 863-285-8171 In Memory VIRGINIA ‘GINGER’ LEE GOUGH Virginia Lee passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, atFlorida Hospital inWauchula. She had lived inWauchula with her husbandof 49 years, John RoyGough. Moving to Hardee county in 1970 with their first child,Jennifer Lee Gough, she alsoraised and is survived bytwins, Jessica Gough Cool(husband Doug and grand son Cade Cool), of Sebring,and J.R Gough, (wife Amieand two grandsons, Gageand Cason Gough), who livein Hardee county. Virginia Lee Crossman, better known as Ginger Leewas born in Miami onMarch 19, 1942, the onlydaughter of Earl R and A.Virginia (McKinstry) Cross man, who both precede herin death. She also has three broth ers, Earl (Migdalia) Cross man, Clifton Crossman,Larry (Sue) Crossman; and asister-in-law, Karen GoughDrake. Ginger Lee had threenephews, Trey, Chris, andPaladin; and five nieces,Mandy, Bria, Bonnie,Stephanie and Dana, allfrom Florida. Ginger Lee was raised in Pahokee until the family re-located to Plantation, whereshe graduated high school in 1960. She attended FloridaState University but left towork as the Ft. Lauderdaleexhibit hostess at theWorld’s Fair in New YorkCity in 1964. Ginger Leecontinued working in Man hattan, both at Macy’s andJC Penny’s departmentstores as a display designerand clothing buyer. Upon returning home to work in her family’s sweetcorn business, she met JohnRoy Gough who was a sales man calling on her father.The couple married on May30, 1969, first moving toWinter Haven and then set tling in Hardee county,where she was a homemakerand involved in several civicorganizations such asHARC, Jr. Women’s ClubArt Show, Hardee CountyFair Board, and in schools asa parent and mentor. Visitation will be held for Ginger Lee Gough at FirstBaptist Church of Wauchulaon Saturday Aug. 11 begin ning at 10:00 a.m., with aservice to follow and thenfuneral procession to NewZion Baptist Church in Onafor burial. The Goughs and the New Zion church family want toinvite everyone to stay andenjoy food and fellowshipon the grounds after that. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donationscan be made to Florida Bap tist Children’s Home inhonor of Ginger Lee Gough. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula, Fl. 33873 (863) 773-6400 8:2tfc In Loving Memory V V A A L L E E R R I I E E A A N N N N T T H H O O M M A A S S Valerie Ann Thomas, of Sarasota County, passedaway on Friday Aug. 3,2018, at Sarasota MemorialHospital, at the age of 35. Valerie was born in Sayre, Pa. She was a resident ofSarasota County for most ofher life. She was a laborerfor Damet Home Restora tion, of Northport. Valerie is survived by her father, Scott Thomas, of At talla, Ala.; mother, DebraGoble (Mark Zielenski), ofOwego, N.Y.; brothers,Steven Thomas (Erica), ofWauchula; Greg Goble, ofOwega, N.Y.; Joshua Goble,of Owego, N.Y; as well asmany nieces and nephews.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Memory TAMMY C. ‘T.T.’ EVERY Tammy C. "T.T." Every, 52, passed away Saturday,Aug. 4, 2018. Tammy was born Sept. 9, 1965, in Bartow. She gradu ated from Fort Meade HighSchool class of 1984. Shewas a legal secretary for theState Attorney's Office. Shewas of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Mark Every, ofFort Meade; son, AustinHelms; step-son, MichaelJohn Edwards; mother,Norma Jean Heberling; sis ter, Deborah Barnhill;grandson, Garrett Edwards;and three nieces, MaceyBarnhill, Dani-Lynn Barn hill, and Delaney Barnhill. Family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 11,2018, from 10-11 a.m., atFirst Baptist Church ofBowling Green. Memorialservice will be held Satur day, Aug. 11, 2018, at 11a.m. at First Baptist Church,4531 US 17 in BowlingGreen. Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuner Whidden-McClean Funeral Home Bartow CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018, 5:30 PM Please take notice that the City of Wauchula Planning & Zoning Board will hold publichearings on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Wauchula Commis sion Chambers at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida to hear the follow ing items: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; AMENDING THEFUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE 2030 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OFTHE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWNAS "AMENDMENT 18-1ESR"; SPECIFICALLY, AMENDING THE FUTURELAND USE ELEMENT TO ADD A NEW FUTURE LAND USE CATEGORY TI TLED HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL; AND TRANSMITTING SAID AMEND MENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR AN EF FECTIVE DATE. AND ORDINANCE NO. 2018-08 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FORAN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHEN SIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SPECIFICALLYCHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM LOW DEN SITY RESIDENTIAL (LDR) TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (HDR) FOR AP PROXIMATELY 7.8 ACRES OWNED BY JOHN CHRISTIAN ROBERSONLOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF 8THAVENUE SOUTH AND MELANDY STREET (PARCEL NUMBER 09-34-25-0000-06380-0000), A PARCEL OF LAND IDENTIFIED IN EXHIBIT “A”HEREOF; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. EXHIBIT A Copies of the proposed amendments are available for inspection and review with theCity Clerk from between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.Comments may also be submitted in writing to the City Clerk prior to or during themeeting.Persons are advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Plan ning and Zoning Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hear ing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, heor she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, at hisor her own expense and effort, which record includes the testimony and evidenceupon which the appeal is to be based perSection 286.0105, Florida Statutes.Pursuant to the provisions of the Americanswith Disabilities Act, any person requiringspecial accommodations to participate inthis meeting is asked to advise the Clerk’sOffice at least 48 hours before the hearingby contacting (863) 773-3535. 8:9c Obituaries In Memory Legacy of ETHEL M. EARNEST Born to Bruce M. and Sally Connor Morris onMarch 24, 1937, and went toHeaven on Aug. 1, 2018,after a brief hospital stay. Mrs. Earnest is survived by her husband of 41 years,Donald M. Earnest, of Zolfo Springs. Mrs. Earnest leaves five loving daughters, Wilma A.Rhodes (John) and Lillian E.Mason (Mike), of Jack sonville, Janie M. Pate(Mark), of Ft. Myers, GloriaL. Lowery (Mark), of Sara sota, and Donna Conover(Joe), of Lehigh Acres. Mrs. Earnest is also sur vived by her sister, LillianAlderman; her step-brother,Joe Durrance; her brother-in-law, Walter Earnest; andher sister-in-law, MarcellaEarnest. Mrs. Earnest has 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren along withmany nieces and nephews,all whom she loved verydearly. Mrs. Earnest was a seam stress who worked fromhome for over 35 years andassisted with the decor in theRingling Mansion in Sara sota. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a dona tion be made to the GardnerBaptist Church, 8638 U. S.Highway 17 S., ZolfoSprings, Florida 33890. Mrs. Earnest’s Memorial Service will be held at theGardner Baptist Church onSaturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at11 a.m. with a meal to fol low. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula Notices August 9, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 Save Your Lungs Save Your $$$ CALL 1 (877) U Can Now For A Personal “Quit Coach” From Tobacco-Free Florida


4-City NewsBy Henrietta Benson 448-6737 A8 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2018H ARDEE L IVING 80TH BIRTHDAY COURTESY PHOTOOn Saturday, July 14, Donald Earl Albritton of Bowling Green celebrated his 80th birthday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Donald Earl is flanked by his friend Jack Carlton, 93, a retired long distance truck driver who lives in Bowling Green, grandchildren Brooke Johnston, 11, Andrew Johnston, 9, and Wauchula friend Chad Jones, a well-known Hardee Wildcat and Florida Gator sports fan. 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 soc8:9c Carlton Care ChiropracticC Ch hi ir ro op pr ra ac ct ti ic c L La as se er r M Mu us sc cu ul la ar r T Th he er ra ap py y D Di ig gi it ta al l X X-R Ra ay 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 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSESAre you interested in learning Sign Lan guage? Classes may be available in Hardee County if enough people are interested. Contact Nancy Weems at 863-781-1639 to register for classes or more information, (nominal fee for classes). soc8:9pGreetings from Fort Green! Dwayne Willis preached at Fort Green last Sunday morning and night. I like his preaching as it reminds me of Scott Roper. He used to live in Hardee County but now lives in North Car olina. One time when we were on vacation, Mary and Earl Bargeron went with us to hear him preach. He and wife were sure surprised when we came in, but one time before he was holding a revival near a campground we were at and we surprised him again. He questioned what was wrong with our churches as so many are about empty at night. Elaine Abbott called me the other day and said we should be proud of Fort Green. We still have church on Sunday night and Wednesday night. So many of the big churches no longer have these services. She said the cause was the devil had the schools, as no prayer was allowed now, and was working on the churches. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Ginger Lee Gough. She made her final journey over the weekend after making a great fight with that horrible big C word. Please pray for this family. In last weeks paper was the obit for Sue Raley and I did not recognize her photo. We were friends years ago and I did not know she was the roommate of Gertrude Shumard out at Resthaven. The few times I visited with Mrs. Shumard I didnt even recognize Sue. Sympa thy is extended to her family. Resthaven is a great country atmosphere for the elderly to spend some of their final years. I hope the county never decides to close it down and relocate to the old hospital. There it would be a cold atmosphere, and no one could sit on the front porch and rock away their troubles or reminisce about the good old days. Two important dates for Fort Green Church. On Aug. 18, there will be a wedding shower for Terri Miller at 3 p.m. This is an unusual time for showers at our church but mark your calen dars that it is at 3 on the 18th. Another important date is the benefit for Tracy Powell. I knew the names would be out in no time. It will be Aug. 25 beginning at 4:30 for supper or dinner, whatever you call it, in the fellowship hall. The meal time is until 5:30. so the ladies can get the kitchen cleaned for the Gulf State Quartet beginning at 6. The menu is chicken and dumplings, green beans, roll, drink and peach cobbler. You can dine in or take out. Hope to see you there. Sherry Smith told us in Sunday School that without the help of the church and friends, they could not have made it during her husbands three years off work. Most disability plans do not kick in for six months. That is the reason for the benefit for Tracy and wife Elizabeth. There will be some special music from some of the church members also. We have a new family in the community who has bought the old Scooter and Stephanie Reid place. Their last name is Harvey and we are hoping to meet him and family at church some time when his church does not have services. Sam Rawls is recovering nicely from his sur gery and is still in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. It was reported last Wednesday night that Ken Miller had surgery, Jim Hughes is ill and Patsy Hughes has a benign tumor they are watching. Mary Samuels has a special doctor appointment in Tampa and Lynda Abbott is still recovering at home as is Helen Albritton. Please pray for these. My grandson, T.K. Hogenauer, thinks his eye has healed but will not return to the specialist until Sept. 10. We are praising the Lord for this healing. We have beautiful decorations at church, sunflowers in a rustic bucket and sunflowers in croker-sack wreaths. The proper word for cro ker sacks means burlap but all my childhood they were called croker sacks and we used them for sack races. Alice Faye and her ABC girls do such a good job on decorating. Our church is blessed they began here. It is great to see the teachers getting ready to return to school. We usually think of students getting new school clothes but most of the teachers do also! I can remember those fun days, but my mama made most of my clothes and they were called homemade back then but now they are handmade and very desirous! Dont forget the Primary voting is Aug. 28. Most of you, I think, are probably like me and have never heard of ham and dumplings. I had never, but Faye and Chrysta Chancey were talking about how good they were. Her daugh ter was going to visit a cousin in Atlanta who had a hankering for some of the good old meals that Granny Jeanette Chancey used to cook and they turned out just as good as usual. You boil ham and take off the bone and then proceed like you do with chicken and dumplings. I am going to try some one day! Angie and Donovan have returned to church after missing for a great vacation. Its always good to see someone when they have missed for a couple of weeks! Please pray for our nation and each other. Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Happy birthday to all Au gust birthdays. The community meeting concerning the Bowling Green Memorial Garden Cemeterys care will be Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at New Life Power Outreach Fellowship Hall. Shirley Tucker returned last Saturday after a weeks visit with son Jock Brown and fam ily in New York. Please remember the sick: Nick Jones, Charlie Robinson, Charlie Rivers, Walter Daniels, Dwain Lain, Alene Hagins, Jessie Earl Belcher and Cheryle Davis. Jace Greene celebrated his second birthday Thursday to a doctor visit, a visit with his aunt and family, and back in Bowling Green and Wauchula enjoyed ice cream and cake. Deepest sympathy to the Dease Family in the passing of Tamie Kay Dease of Bowling Green on Aug. 1. She had been a resident in Hardee County most of her life, age 59. Ms. Tamie was born March 14, 1959. Progressive MB Churchs Fifth Sunday Union Meeting convened in Nichols at Amy Chapel MB Church. Deepest sympathy to the Laster Family in the homegoing of their sister, Dixie Laster Laughlin, born Sept. 23, 1938, in Fort Myers to the late Jessie Lee Laster and Lillie Mae Laster. Dixie was a professional cosmetologist in Miami serv ing the community around Liberty City, past Eastern Star and served as worthy matron. She was a foster parent for over 20 years. Passed July 27. Visitation was Friday in Lakeland at Oldham Funeral Home. Service was Saturday. Inter ment at Magnolia Manor Cemetery in Wauchula. The Rev. Alex Harper delivered the eulogy during the service held at New Mt. Zion AME Church, Wauchula. Annual Mens Day at St. John AME Church is Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. All are welcome. Progressive MB Church of Wauchula, the Rev. Arthur Powell, pastor, will render the 3 p.m. service on Aug. 19 in Arcadia at Friendship MB church, the Rev Lewis C. Anderson Jr., pastor. Fling-Fling Tea hosted by Progressive MB Church will convene Saturday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Garden Club in Wauchula. Brookside Bluff NewsBy Jerry Smith 517-930-1524 I think anyone who has had a freezer has found something in it that was totally forgotten! And so to the credit of Paula Nicholson and her crew, they created Freezer Food Friday. The social event was enjoyed by everyone left in our park who attended. The picture sent to me by Terri Godin was indeed proof that life goes on in Brookside, even during the summer months. But all events have their side stories. Here is one for this event. Seems like Gary Godin fi nally got the good set of knives that he wanted for his work in the kitchen. He felt he just had to have them to get things done in a timely fashion. But getting ready for Freezer Food Fri day, he found out the hard way why it pays to be extra careful with a sharp knife. He actually had a required trip to the Emergency Room for a nasty cut on his finger. On top of the embarrassment of that, his friends greeted him with a variety of jokes. After all, what are friends for? Yes, he is healing nicely. Thank You! The following article was submitted by my wife Dee... A big thank you goes to all of you who contributed to the back pack/school supply project. $130.00 was collected which was used to purchase school supplies and then do nated to the Hardee County Help Center located in Wauchula. Our sewing group purchased Back Packs which were also donated to the project. A huge shout out to Jackie Vanderhorst and Charleen Let terman who shopped for the supplies and then delivered them to the Help Center. This year plans are coming together for a Mitten Tree at Christmas time. Hardee Help Center is most grateful for any and all donations in their quest to serve the residents of Hardee County. Brookside residents can always be counted on to participate in these types of worthwhile projects, That is one reason why I love to live here. The pictured shows what was purchased and donated to the Help Center. COURTESY PHOTOPictured from left to right are Sue and Jay Shillito and Kathy and Paul Bennett. Supplies donated to Hardee Help Center. The Chamber of Commerce in Hardee County and in Fort Meade have teamed up to host their first Scramble for Com merce Alumni Showdown Golf Tournament. This event will be held on the Saturday following the Hardee Wildcats vs. the Fort Meade Miners high-school football game. It is hoped to become an annual event. The winner of this golf match will earn bragging rights and the privilege of housing a trophy in their community for the year. This will be the biggest tricounty tournament of 2018. The tournament includes a catered lunch, beverages and entertainment. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a merchandise raffle. There will be $1,000 in cash prizes among first, second and third places. And there will be many fun and challenging competitions along the way. The Scramble for Commerce will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River Green Golf Course in Avon Park. To register, contact Jessica Turner at 773-6967 or direc Now For Hardee, Fort Meade Golf Scramble 1. MOVIES: Who directed the movie "La Dolce Vita"? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the famous Olduvai Gorge located? 3. MYTHOLOGY: Tyr was a Norse god of what? 4. MUSIC: What pop group sang "Love Shack"? 5. PRESIDENTS: How old was Theodore Roosevelt when he was inaugurated? 6. SCIENCE: In what century was Isaac Newton born? 7. HISTORY: When was the last year the Dodgers played in Brooklyn? 8. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: What is the symbol of the zodiac sign Scorpio? 9. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek prefix "speleo" mean? ANSWERS 1. Fededrico Fellini 2. Tanzania 3. War 4. The B-52s 5. 42 6. 17th century 7. 1957 8. Scorpion 9. 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–H ARDEE L IVING – Wauchula Methodist Church Hosted Dr. Elver Hodges’ 106th Birthday PHOTOS BY SANDY SCOTT D oc with his birthday cake on July 29. Doc Hodges with daughters Kathy, Margaret and Lucy. Doc and Bill Hodge. Doc and Charles Cannon. Jean Burton and Roxie Bentley. Bess and James Stallings. Doc with members of the Wednesday Musicale. Doc and Dr. Sylvia Collins. Doc with B.J. Norris. Doc with Fay and Bud Evers. Doc with Florence Heath and Edgar Davis. Doc with Jeraldine Crews. Bill Crews, Edgar Davis and Gayle Palmer. Edgar Davis, Duck Smith, B.J. Norris and Bill Crews.


VOTE HORTON — AUGUST 28 F OR H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE THE ONLY CANDIDATE BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE FLORIDA BAR Works and Lives in Hardee County Has the Trial and Courtroom experience Judges need Former School Teacher Wants To Serve Hardee County Only Board Certified Lawyer in Hardee County Community Involvement: Wauchula Lions Club President Take Stock In Children Mentor at HHS Cutting Edge Ministries Volunteer First United Methodist Church Feed My Sheep Food Bank Wauchula Rotary Club SendMeMissions Hardee County Habitat For Humanity Board Member Only 7% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified in any field. Florida Bar Board Certified lawyers have been evaluated by ability and experience in their practice fields and professionalism within the legal community. Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Horton, nonpartisan candidate for Hardee County Judge. 8:9p Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer A10 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2018 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate City leaders are searching for a solution following a runof permitting delays that haveplagued a series of projectsbacked by the Wauchula Com munity RedevelopmentAgency. “I am concerned with the ongoing theme of what seemsan extended length of time toget things approved,” saidCommissioner Ken Lambert. The Wauchula City Com mission was briefed Mondayevening during a workshop onpermitting delays that haveforced construction delays ontwo Wauchula CRA-backedprojects. Utilitech and Hardee Devel opment Inc. appeared beforethe commission to defend re quests for contract extensions. The problem, representa tives said, stems from delaysin getting permits approvedthrough the Hardee CountyBuilding Department. “Plans are sitting in Build ing & Zoning,” said KirkThompson, of Utilitech. “Ourcontractors is ready to go … Atthis point we are just waitingfor the county to say here isyour permit, and when they dowe are moving.” Hardee Development’s Juan Curci also cited permitting de lays: “From the time we got CRA approval it took more than ayear to get approval to startbuilding,” Curci said. “We stilldon’t have the permits com pleted.” Hardee Development is working to develop a propertyat 206 Palmetto St., labeled byofficials as “Palmetto 8,” intoa blend of commercial and res idential apartment space. TheWauchula CRA is administer ing the subsidized buildingproject with a $150,000 invest ment from the city and a$200,000 investment by theHardee County Industrial De velopment Authority. The funding agreement was approved in February of 2017. Utilitech is receiving $66,250 directly from theWauchula CRA for the renova tion of the company’s secondfloor and the painting of theexterior of the building. The funding agreement was approved in March of 2018. According to Kirkland, the plans have languished in theBuilding Department for thepast “month and a half.” Curci said his Palmetto 8 project has received permitsfor the apartments, but has yetto receive permits on the 8,000square feet of commercialspace — including a 2,000-square-foot dental office — inthe scope of work. “We have permits for the residential area, but the per mits for the commercial areaare still in the process. Theywere misplaced somehow,”Curci said. Commissioners struggled to find clarity in the causes of thedelays. “When there is confusion that occurs, if you submitsomething, is there a proactiv ity of the Building Departmentto let you know if there are problems?” asked Lambert. “No,” answered Curci. “In my experience they said theywould contact by mail orphone call, and they haven't.” Mayor Keith Nadaskay ad vocated the city take a moreproactive role in monitoringprogress from the county’spermitting department. “Weneed standing updates on theagenda,” Nadaskay said. Commissioner Gary Smith said it seems the Building De partment was to blame for thedelays. “The problem seems tobe the Building Departmentand them not able to get per mits,” Smith said. “It is a conundrum to say the least,” added Lambert. Lambert added that delays seem to be industry-wide. “Growth is hard to come by here. Contractors buildinghouses will tell you it takes along time to get things done,”Lambert said. “I think we needto learn more. “ Curci estimates construction will be completed in 4-6months once permits are re ceived. Thompson said work — once permits are in hand —can be completed in 90 days. According to CRA Director Jessica Newman, the city willlikely see another request forextension in September. “In preparation, next month you will have Cobb,” Newmansaid. Cobb is building anapartment complex adjoiningHeritage Park. The City Commission will vote on the extension requeststhis coming Monday at 6 p.m. Permitting Delays Plague Wauchula CRA Projects LESSON PREP COURTESY PHOTO Teachers at Zolfo Springs Elementary School have been working hard getting theirclassrooms and the campus ready for a new set of students. Final preparations arebeing taken now, as classes start tomorrow (Friday). By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Schools taxes are going down. The School Board of Hardee County voted 4-0 lastweek to decrease its propertytax assessment to 6.319 mills. A property valued at $100,000 will be assessedroughly $631.90 for 2018-19.That same property wouldhave been assessed $660.90under the current year’s 6.609mill school tax. The decision to lower the tax was not decided locally. Instead, the cut was handed down by the Florida Depart ment of Education throughwhat is called a “requiredlocal effort” tax rate that is setannually in Tallahassee forschool funding and handeddown to counties to pass. The cut in the required local effort represented a 6.6 per cent decrease as .29 millswere wiped from schools taxes. The cut in taxes is expected to at least be partially offsetby a 3.2 percent increasein Hardee County’s tangibleproperty values, whichrose by $52,429,047 to$1,679,162,976 this year. The school district’s .749 mill discretionary operatingtax and 1.5 mill capital outlaytax remain unchanged. The 6.319 millage will help fund a projected $62,245,218budget for the Hardee CountySchool District this year. The budget, also approved Monday by a 4-0 vote, in cludes $29,104,076 in directinstructional costs and$2,038,245 for special build ing projects. Construction projects in clude replacing two originalair handlers at Hardee SeniorHigh School, renovating theauditorium at the high school,replacing water mains at ZolfoSprings Elementary, renova tions to the commons block atHardee Junior High, repairs tothe office at Wauchula Ele mentary, and renovations tothe media center at NorthWauchula Elementary. Capital purchases will in clude two school buses, awork van, a sport utility vehi cle, and a lift truck. “It is great to see us moving forward,” said Paul Samuels,board chair. “It is great to seethese projects moving towardsfruition for the benefit of thedistrict.” Monday’s public hearings to set the tax and budget lastedsix minutes and, like previousbudget sessions, drew no com ment from the public. Vice Chairman Garry McWhorter and board mem bers Thomas Trevino and Mil dred Smith did not commentoutside of making motionssupporting the action. Board member Teresa Crawford was absent. School Taxes Going Down On This Day:• In 1803 1st horses arrive in Hawaii • In 1848 US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president• In 1930 Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes


Herald-AdvocateThursday, August 9, 2018 B THE By TOM STAIK Of The Herald-Advocate The Wildcats are back in the water. Several dozen hopefuls looking to join Hardee SeniorHigh School varsity swim anddive team returned to the poollast week for morning condi tioning drills. Coach Tracy Pate, who led the Lady Wildcats to a districtchampionship in 2017, returnsto the pool deck to head thesquad. “We’re growing and that is very good,” said Pate on Mon day as she drilled the Wildcatsin an early morning workout. So far, the Wildcats have a net gain in student-athletes onthe squad. “We lost six seniors but so far we have gained 10 swim mers so we are doing well,”Pate said. Swimmers set an impressive conditioning pace through thesummer season, with a contin gent of athletes traveling toFort Myers earlier this summerfor an intensive training. Morgan Dickey, Morgan Hellein, Balleigh Terrell, OrenCrawford, Hugh Pate, JordanSperry, Lahna Christian,Rachel Shaw, Riley Justiss, andAbby Duke traveled to FloridaGulf Coast University (FGCU)where they participated in theEagle Swim Camp undercoach Dave Rollins of theFGCU swim and dive team. The swimmers put some of that training to good use withyoga sessions. “One of the things they ex perienced at the camp wasyoga,” Pate said. “They wereso impressed that elite swim mers were training with yogathat they brought it back here.” The yoga exercises are ath lete-led and are being inte grated into the cool-downroutines following pool time. “It is really bringing the team together,” Pate said. The Wildcats will also be playing with a notable additionto the squad. Zach Durastanti, a senior, will be joining the squad. Durastanti, a standout on both the cross country andtrack teams, hasn’t swam forthe Wildcats since his fresh men year. “He will be a great addition to our boys team,” said Pate,who has helped Durastantitrain for the swimming as atriathlete. The Wildcats will open their season on the road on Aug. 27with a four-way meet hostedby Sebring High School. Thesquad will travel to WinterHaven’s Rowdy Gaines poolon Aug. 29 for a four-waymeet. Hardee will travel toLake Wales High School onSept. 4 for a three-way meet,and again travel to Sebring onSept. 8 for the Blackman Invi tational. The first home meet of the season will Sept. 11 as theWildcats host a three-way meetwith Bartow and Sebring. The squad will travel to a meet at Florida Southern onSept. 15, a two way meet atLake Placid High School on Sept. 17, and to a four-waymeet at Avon Park High Schoolon Sept. 25. Hardee will host the two-day Hardee Invitation on Sept. 28-29. Diving contests will beSept. 28 and swimming com petition will be Sept. 29. The Wildcats will again be at home for senior night on Oct.8 as Hardee hosts Lake Walesand Avon Park. The squad will travel to Port Charlotte on Oct. 8, and returnto the Hardee pool on Oct. 16to host Lake Placid. The finalscheduled meet of the season isat Winter Haven at the RowdyGaines pool in a three-waymeet with FrostproofMiddle/Senior High and LakeWales. PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK The Wildcats are back in the water this week training for the start of the season later this month. Swimmers use paddle boards to help train. Three Lady Wildcats make their way down the lane in an early morning practice. Swimmers take a breather after finishing laps. Swimmers learned yoga techniques during a conditioning camp this summer. The Wildcats were so impressed with the technique students are now taking turns lead ing the squad through yoga routines following pool time. The Wildcat swim and dive team has added yoga to its practice routine. TELEVISED BOUT COURTESY PHOTO WBO Latin Bantamweight champion Daniel ‘Alacran’ Lozano defends his titleagainst Ricardo ‘Hindu’ Espinoza in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds this Friday(Aug. 10) in the ballroom at Brian Glazer JCC. Lozano, of Bowling Green, is cur rently ranked #4 WBO and will be making his 11th appearance on the BoxeoTELEMUNDO Ford series. In his last fight he defeated Ricardo ‘Meserito’ Ro driguez to improve his record to 15-4-11 KO’s and winning the vacant WBO Latintitle in the process. Espinoza of Tijuana, Mexico on the other hand has won 10fights in a row and boosts a record of 20-2-17 KO’s. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.with the first bell at 8 p.m.. Tickets are already on sale by calling (813) 758-4800and also at the Brian Glazer JCC the night of event. Telemundo Network willtelevise the main event live at 11:35 p.m.


B2 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2018 Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq8:9p 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 12th day of September, 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) 773-9144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To re ceive 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.: 1317 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cun ningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel ID Number: 33-34-27-0000-50050-0000 600 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL LESS NE1/4 OF NW1/4 PART OF 9185 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 September 12, 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: 252018TD012XXXX Date: 08/06/2018 Ad No.: 18:9-30c NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public meeting and public hearing to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; Hendry County, Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, Lee County, Florida and Marion County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 20, 2018 at Pasco County Utilities Administration Building located at 19420 Central Blvd, Land O Lakes, Florida 34637. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the Unified-Aqua Utility System and the FGUA General Fund annual operating budget. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to file written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least two business days prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA. 8:9,16c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 252017CA000013 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2007-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OPT1, Plaintiff, vs. JERILYN STAMPS A/K/A JERILYN E. STAMPSMARIBONA A/K/A JERILYN E. STAMPS A/K/A J E. STAMPS, et al. Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 20, 2018, and entered in 252017CA000013 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2007OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CER TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OPT1 is the Plaintiff and JERILYN STAMPS A/K/A JERILYN E. STAMPS-MARIBONA A/K/A JERILYN E. STAMPS A/K/A J E. STAMPS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JERILYN STAMPS A/K/A JERILYN E. STAMPS-MARI BONA A/K/A JERILYN E. STAMPS A/K/A J E. STAMPS are the Defendant(s). Victoria L. Rogers as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the 2nd Floor Hallway, Outside of Room 202 417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, at 11:00 AM, on August 22, 2018, the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 42 HAMMOCK ES TATES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE EAST 1/8 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 36 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 27 EAST; THENCE S 89 55' 58" E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SEC TION 36 FOR A DIS TANCE OF 1108.95 FEET; THENCE S 0 08' 02" W AND PARALLEL WITH EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 3620.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON TINUE S 0 08' 02" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 362.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 55' 58" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 553.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 36; THENCE N 0 08' 02" E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 362.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 55' 58" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 553.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE WEST 25.00 FEET FOR ROAD EASEMENT, HARDEE COUNTY FLORIDA (SOMETIMES RE FERRED TO PARCEL 53 OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF HAMMOCK ESTATES) PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4085 RACCOON RD, ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890 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. Dated this 1 day of August, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, As Clerk of the Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILI TIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs as sistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service.8:9,16c______________________________ Notices 8/9/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:54 AM Set: 8:10 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 16 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:47 AM Set: 6:50 PM Overhead: 11:50 AM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase 5% Waning Crescent Major Times --:---:-11:50 AM 1:50 PM Minor Times 4:47 AM 5:47 AM 6:50 PM 7:50 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -48/10/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:55 AM Set: 8:09 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 14 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:54 AM Set: 7:47 PM Overhead: 12:53 PM Underfoot: 12:22 AM Moon Phase 1% Waning Crescent Major Times 12:22 AM 2:22 AM 12:53 PM 2:53 PM Minor Times 5:54 AM 6:54 AM 7:47 PM 8:47 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -4 8/11/2018Sun Data Rise: 6:55 AM Set: 8:08 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 13 mins. 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Moon Data Rise: 12:18 PM Set: --:-Overhead: 6:14 PM Underfoot: 5:50 AM Moon Phase 33% Waxing Crescent Major Times 5:50 AM 7:50 AM 6:14 PM 8:14 PM Minor Times --:---:-12:18 PM 1:18 PM Prediction Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar ForecastProvided courtesy of When I was a young man, I took my girlfriend at the time to the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida. Before Kissimmee became the home of Mickey Mouses empire, it was a cowtown. The Silver Spurs is the most prestigious rodeo in Florida. My father, my grandfather, and my Uncle Pete have all been the overall champion of the rodeo. When I went to the rodeo that day, my father had been dead for 30 years. A whole new generation of cowboys were roping calves, riding broncos and bulls, and wrestling steers. For me, however, being in the arena brought out a wistful longing: I wish I could have seen my fa ther rodeo. My father picked up the nick-name King Kong in high school. It was about the time when the first King Kong movie came out in 1933. Bigger than most of his football teammates, it was a natural nickname. When he started rodeoing, most of his friends simply called him Kong. My uncle Pete was probably the best in the family as an allaround cowboy, but from the stories Ive heard over the years Daddy was at his best in steer wrestling and bull-riding. Steer wrestling involves jump ing from your galloping horse, grabbing a steer by the horns, and wrestling him to the ground. Daddy set the record time in Florida of throwing a steer in 1.8 seconds. The current world record is 2.4 seconds. Daddy was in a class by himself. Bull-riding means getting on the back of a bull in a tight chute, getting a firm grip and a far-away look, hollering to open the gate, and then staying on the back of the bull for eight seconds. Judges score you on the difficulty of the ride. If you think it sounds hard, you should try it (and no, bullriding machines in country bars are no match for the real thing). Maybe it was Daddys size, but he had a knack for staying on and scoring high. My father died when I was 18 months old, so I have no memories of him, just stories and pictures. In the stands at the Silver Spurs Rodeo, I admit I felt again the old emptiness, wishing just I had seen him just once throwing a steer or riding a bull. Bull-riding is usually the last event in a rodeo, because it is the most exciting and most dangerous of rodeo events. That day, three or four riders had come out of the chute and been thrown off in the first three seconds. It looked like no cowboy would make his ride. Keep in mind I am sitting with my girlfriend in the covered stands with about 10,000 people. An old Florida cracker cowboy was seated next me, his wife on the other side of him. I greeted him when I sat down, but he wasnt much for conversation. After the fifth rider had been thrown off, this old Florida cracker cowboy turned to his wife and said, Darlin, a lot of these boys are pretty good, but nobody was ever as good as ol Kong Smith. My stomach did a flip. I grabbed the mans arm. He pulled back as he turned to see who had a hold of him. For a moment, I thought he was reaching for his gun (there was no concealed-carry law in those days). We made eye con tact, and I blurted out, Kong Smith was my daddy. The man went white as a sheet, almost like he had seen a ghost. He gave me the once over, and then drawled, From the looks of you son, you must be. Ill bet youre the youngest. I forgot your name. You were just a yearling when your Daddy died. I wish I remembered the mans name. He told me about Daddy, about rodeoing with him, working cows with him, and having some high times together (he obviously didnt want to go into details with his wife listening in). For that moment, the emptiness was filled. I received another small piece of my father, another few stories to add to my soul. That Florida cracker cowboy gave me a gift that day: he made me proud to be the son of the man I dont remember. The Apostle Paul talks about Jesus redeeming us so God the Father can adopt as sons. To be adopted as the son or daughter of God means more than going to heaven; it means we can be proud of our Father in heaven, who gives us grace, who guides our lives, and who helps us live in confidence. It is not our reputation that matters; we hold the reputation of our Father in Heaven. Are you proud that you are a child of your Father in Heaven? Are you living in the confidence of being his son, his daughter? I remember walking out of the arena after the rodeo was over that day. I held myself a little taller. There was a touch more confidence in my stride. That day I remembered I was the son of Kong. His reputa tion rested on me. Every day, walk a little taller. Every day, put more confidence in your stride. If you follow Jesus, your Heav enly Fathers reputation rests on you. Hardee County native Clay Smith is lead pastor at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. He and his brother and sister still own the family ranch in the Lemon Grove community east of Wauchula. You can follow him at To Be The Son Of Kong ABOUT...School NewsThe Herald-Advocate encourages submissions from Hardee County schools. Photos and write-ups should be of recent events, and must include first and last names for both stu dents and teachers. Identify photos front to back, left to right. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Thursday. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person. Qualifying items will be published as space allows.


August 9, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3 8:9c I-4 Rivalry To Be Highlight Of AAC Season Well football fans, the next conference up is the American Athletic Conference. It consists of 12 schools formed from teamsthat once competed in Conference-USA, Mid-American, Big 12,Big East, and independent Navy. The Florida connections to this conference are University of Central Florida (UCF) and University of South Florida (USF).The I-4 Rivalry is one of the best in the conference. The 2017game was epic between the Knights and Bulls. The 2018 seasonsbegs the question: ‘Can either duplicate the great seasons theyhad in 2017?’ The UCF Knights finished the 2017 season unbeaten with a bowl win over Auburn. The Knights faithful declared themselves“National Champions”. Did they have a case? I believe they did. Is the system rigged in favor of Power 5 teams? Of course it is. UCF got a lot of ridicule for their bombastic campaign for the self-declared title. Some applauded their efforts for speakingout though. They are not the first to be snubbed. Marshall fin ished 13-0 in 1999 ranked 10th. Florida State, who finished 12-0 but played in the National Championship Game, had beatenClemson by three points at Clemson. So, did Marshall. Only a16 team playoff will answer the question. How will 2018 play out for the AAC? Can UCF repeat? Can USF replace their quarterback? Will Memphis be as strong? Can Navy continue to dominate the ground game? Let’s take a look at the teams for this season. AAC East Division 2018 1. UCF — It all starts at quarterback and the Knights have a great one returning in McKenzie Milton. He threw for over4,000 yards and rushed for 600 more in 2017. He has skilled re ceivers again to throw to. The offensive line returns formerHardee Wildcat, Luke Palmer, wearing number 70 for the Knights. The schedule has UCF playing at FAU, Memphis and USF. Those appear to be the tough games. The out of conferencegames with North Carolina, Pitt and South Carolina State are allwinnable. Prediction: 11-1 2. USF — The Bulls must replace quarterback Quinton Flowers who accounted for nearly 4000 yards of offense in 2017along with both of their top rushers. The Bulls do have a transfer quarterback coming in from Arizona State along with two solid quarterbacks who battled in the spring. Overall, the Bulls dohave some of the conference’s best units at offensive line, de fensive backs, defensive line and wide receivers. All are ranked in the Top 4 of the 12 teams. The schedule has UCF at home without of conference games with Georgia Tech and Illinois. Predic tion: 8-4 3. Temple — Remember the days when the Owls gave away free tickets in the Philly Convenience Stores to bolster their1,000 to 2,000 fan crowds? That led them to being kicked out ofthe Big East. Since then, they have improved and should finishthird this year in the East Division. Prediction : 7-5 4. Cincinnati — Bearcats have dropped off in recent years. The once proud program will struggle again in 2018. A decent defense and quarterback play should provide a few wins though.Prediction: 4-8 5. UConn — Is it time for Girls basketball? Football season in Stoors has seen its better days. There was a brief time in theBig East when the Huskies actually went to bowl games. Fourin a row from 2007 to 2010. Their last bowl appearance was inSt. Petersburg in 2015, a 16-10 loss to Marshall. This seasondoesn’t look promising. Prediction: 1-11 6. East Carolina — Pirates’s program once plundered op ponents under Steve Logan but has fallen on hard times of late.Scottie Montgomery is the coach on the hot seat in AAC. Pre diction: 2-10 ACC West Division 2018 1. Memphis — Tigers must replace a quarterback and wide receiver that lit it up in 2017. They have the replacements but will depend on a strong run game until it develops. The Tigers do host Houston and UCF. Prediction : 9-3 2. Houston — A team on the upward swing especially on defense where Kendal Briles is now the defensive coordinator. He adds three Power 5 transfer players to the starting lineup in2018. Prediction : 9-3 3. Navy — Middies welcome Malcolm Perry to the quar terback spot. They will do what they always do. Run the ball andrun the ball and amass 500 yards a game. Middies get Memphisat home but must go to UCF. Prediction: 8-4 4. Tulane — Willie Fritz is bringing back the Green Wave. Quarterback Jonathan Banks could emerge as one of the confer ence best in 2018. He has the skill players to help also. The de fense needs to improve. Prediction: 6-6 5. SMU — Sonny Dykes is back at the helm of the Mus tangs. He will bring a high-octane offense with a solid defense.Prediction: 6-6 6. Tulsa — Golden Hurricane is looking to improve on their 2-9 campaign in 2017. The defense was porous last year. Their strength will be the offensive line and run game. Prediction : 4-8 Stump The Swami By John Szeligo POUNDED PASTURES AERIAL PHOTOS BY MICHAEL GILLISPIE Pounding rains have pelted area pastures, submerging grasses and stranding cattle. Here, pilot Michael Gillispieprovides birds-eye views of the State Road 66 and Charlie Creek bridges area, taken this past weekend. Thesoutheast portion of the county has received frequent and steady hard rains, resulting in many flooded pas tures. SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENTS, MONDAY AT NOON)


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CLASSIFICATIONS:Agriculture Mobile Homes Appliances Notices Automobile Personal Boats Pets Furniture Plants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help Wanted Recreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, CommercialLost & Found Services Miscellaneous Wanted Motorcycles Yard Sales 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 1+ ac lot w/100 ft on Lake Francis in Lake Placid$140,000 Custom 3/2 CB home in Torrey Oaks$176,500 36 ac on US 17 zoned Ag$242,000 26 ac on Sweetwater Rd w/pond$241,960 4/3 CB home on 1st Ave in Wauchula$169,000 3/2 home off SR 62 on 2.5 ac, outbuildings$299,000 Pool home, horse barn, creek on 16 ac$425,000 Residential corner lot .6 ac on SR 64$22,000 198 ac hunting, fishing, grazing$3,500/ac Residential lot on Lake Byrd in Avon Park$50,000 9.71 ac, fencing, well in Wauchula$120,000 .5 ac lot in Briarwood Sub in Wauchula$29,000 5 ac Deer Run in Zolfo Springs$25,000 2/1 mobile home in Avon Park$30,500 4.37 ac comm/res w/double rd frontage in Avon Park$54,900 SANDY LARRISON, Broker/Owner212 W Main Street, Wauchula 33873 863-767-0565 office/863-832-0130 cellwww.AshbrookRealty.comJohn Freeman 863-781-4084 Rhoda McCoy-Niesz 863-245-0753 Brook Larrison 863-832-0565 Donna Steffens 863-781-3627 Jennifer Hoke 813-215-2915 James Stallings 863-412-4379 Ken Sanders 863-781-0153 cl8:9c Triangle Auto SalvageOpen 8-6 7 days a weekAngelo MartinezOwner/Operator863-832-0994 3373 John Holt Rd Ona, Fl 33865 735-2600 cl8:9p YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. 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Performing and organizing department O&M. Water & WW FL operator licenses, or for UOII/SUO can obtain both B or higher within one year. See complete descriptions @ with applications to: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Filled as needed and based on qualifications. EOE-F/M/V cl8:9cHARDEECARCOMPANY(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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2007 CHEV VIN: 1G1ZT58N17F111636 8:00 A.M., AUG 20, 2018 CLIFFS WRECKER SERVICE 1071 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL cl8:9c DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able, 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p MULTI LOCATION MANAGER for Arcadia, Wauchula, & Se bring $30,000/year generous 401K, paid vacation after 6 months, company van. One working weekend per month. Forward resume to 8:9tfc Busy medical office seeking a Medical Assistant or LPN immediately in our Wauchula office. Must be willing to travel to Arcadia when needed. Bilingual preferred. Please email resume to 8:9,16c 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 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 JOHNNY IS LOST!!! Brown Jenny Donkey from Pasofino Drive, Wauchula. 863-588-5768 8:9p 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 I WILL PAY cash for junk cars 863-781-4570 8:9-9:6p Miscellaneous Lost/Found Help Wanted PROFORM ZT-6 TREADMILL, great shape, $160. New model Breville Juicer with DVDs, $60. New external frame backpack, 2man dome tent, & mats. $60. 863-245-4134 8:9p 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that personal property belonging to Helen J. Henderson will be sold to the public pursuant to a warehouseman lien. Storage located at 603 N. 9th Avenue, August 18, 2018 at 9:00AM. 8:2,9c ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh Pets Notices Mobile Homes Miscellaneous 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 FOR LEASE, 4BR, 2B home, Ft. Green, 863-272-2932. 8:9p 2 BEDROOM HOUSE large lot $200/week no deposit. 863-4450915 or 863-773-6616. 8:9-9:6p HOUSES STORES RESTAURANTS $200 weekly, No Deposit, 863-773-6616, 863-4450915. 7:26-8:23p 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 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 Rentals Pets NEW LISTING! AVON PARK lot! Cor ner lot with over half acre. $9,500 NEW LISTING! 7.5 ac with a 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath mobile home. Great location close to town. New flooring, insulation, a/c & metal roof. $179,500 NEW LISTING! 10 ac pasture just east of Zolfo Springs Nice trees. Perfect for livestock or homesite. Asking $89,000 BACK ON THE MARKET! 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 5.43 ac vacant land in town on Florida Avenue South. Zoned C-1. $320,000 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. 1.19 ac metal warehouse with an office. 9,600 total square feet. Zoned A-1. Has a shallow well. $130,000 15+ acres with 2 mobile homes in Ft. Green Zoned Commercial. Call for de tails. 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338 James V. See, Jr., Broker Karen ONealRealtor 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 cl8:9c (863) Hometown Professional Real Estate! cl8:9cROSE ABBOTT863-781-0846 roseabbott@ hotmail.comFOR MORE PROPERTIES, SEE OUR WEBSITE @WWW.HEARTLANDRE.NET MIKEY COLDING863-781-1698 MColding@ ATTENTION FISHING ENTHUSIASTS A nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home near Lake Istokpoga with many great features. Open kitchen, large master bedroom and bath with garden, jet tub, closed in back porch, whole house generator, and new roof. A great area for country living. Asking price $129,000. CHARLEY FLESHER (863) 781-2867 cnflesherii@ 3 CITRUS GROVES AVAILABLE 16 acres of abandoned grove, 8 in well with Deutz power unit. Asking price $105,000. 29 acres citrus grove with oak & native trees on border. Asking price $180,000. 69 acres working citrus grove with 40X60 pole barn and (2) 12 wells with diesel power units. Asking price $420,000. HOME ON 1+ ACRE Cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with country feel yet close to town. Home has fresh paint, new tile kitchen countertops & stainless appliances. Asking price $87,500.


August 9, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICH’S PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUBcollects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave.tfc-dhDO YOU HAVE a problem withdrugs? Narcotics Anonymousmeets Monday, Thursday andFriday night 7:00 p.m. at FirstUnited Methodist Church, at thecorner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula.tfc-dh Services IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B andHardee County Ordinance 87-09Section 10 Paragraph D requireall ads for any construction-re lated service to carry the con tractor’s licence number. tfc-dh Noon Tuesday Deadline for all yard sale ads. MULTI FAMILY SAT. 8-1 906 Al abama St. Wauchula clothing, shoes, household. 8:9p Yard Sales Services 6 temporary agricultural equipment operators needed for work in flue-cured tobacco,peanuts, soy, corn, and cotton in Halifax County, NC for Cotton Services, Inc., withwork beginning on or about 09/10/2018 and ending on or about 12/22/2018. The joboffered is for a skilled operator and requires minimum 3 months verifiable work expe rience operating 200+ hp farm equipment. Applicants must possess proper and cur rent driver license. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46per hour. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guar anteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker ar rives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are providedat no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot rea sonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Trans portation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50%of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of in tended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligiblelegally to work in the United States. Workers may be required to submit to randomdrug and alcohol testing. Apply for this job at NCWorks Career Center – HalifaxCounty, 116 W 3rd St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, (252) 537-4188, or the nearestlocal office of their State Workforce Agency and reference job order #NC10913377.EOE. H-300-18207-529772. cl8:9c 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: Beautiful 264 acres on Peace River and Hwy 17 joinscity water and sewer. 5 to nearly 200 acres on Johnston Rd. Owner will di vide. Great home sites, pasture or farming. 6" well. 476 acres in Polk County Hwy 60. Mostly wooded with233 acres in 16 year old pine timber. Great hunting18.5 acres on Silver Lake in Polk County. High andDry. Great home site! P P R R O O P P E E R R T T I I E E S S F F O O R R S S A A L L E E cl8:9c – T HE C LASSIFIEDS – 8:9c TEACHER TRAINING COURTESY PHOTOS The school district’s Ad vancement Via IndividualDetermination program isexpanding to includeNorth Wauchula Elemen tary this year. Teachersand administrators fromthat elementary school,Hardee Junior High andHardee Senior High at tended an A.V.I.D. Sum mer Institute in OrlandoJuly 9-11, where theylearned about developinggoals and monitoringprogress. Those attendingincluded, in top photo,(from front left) BrittanyDunlap and SuzanneStagg; (back) Sara Hall,Kim Schraeder, districtA.V.I.D. Director MeredithDurastanti and JessicaPrescott; and in bottomphoto (front, from left)Jamie Heine, JessicaGray, Tamara Taylor andBecky Clark; (back)Durastanti. In the middlephoto are (from left) Jes sica Gilliard and Duras tanti. FIRST-DAY FUN COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS It wasn’t all training, toil and trouble as ZolfoSprings Elementary teachers and staff re turned to the campus last week for a headstart on the new academic year. Here, busesare boarded as ZSE’ers head to the historicWauchula Train Depot for a luncheon eventhosted by Mosaic and filled with food, prizesand fun. Many local businesses donateditems to ensure a perfect first day for theHardee County School District’s A-ratedschool. HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED HARDEE COUNTY HELP! Ease a dependentchild’s way throughthe court system. Vol unteer to be aGuardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leavemessage.)


8:9c B6 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2018 As Seen From This Side By Jerry “Gray Wolf” Phillips Wauchula Johnny had to make a quick trip to Atlanta from Alba ny, Ga. He could almost drive it faster, but he had luck. A s eat was avail able just as he got to the airport. Luck again, win dow seat meant no one would be asking him to let them out. A quick stop at concessions for a Payday candy bar, his fa vorite. That would do, skip dinner. He was getting settled as avery large gentleman sat next to him. He had to move his laptop,a few other items and put them in front of him. A short delay at take-off. He leaned back, closed his eyes and relaxed. Ten minutes later heopened his eyes to see this gentleman eating aPayday candy bar. He looked down at his laptop,no Payday candy bar, and there was one bite leftwhen he snatched it out of the man's hand,quickly popping it into his mouth, very confi dent this guy had stolen his Payday while he took that nap. The man gave him a surprised look but said nothing. Tw enty minutes later they landed in Atlanta. His traveling companiongot up and off while he collected his things from in front of him. As he lifted his laptop a Payday candy bar slid into the seat. Glancing out the window he saw the man as he looked backshaking his head. Johnny had snatched the man's can dy right out of his hand. He hoped he'd never face him again. To his surprise, as his taxi pulled to a stop behind another at the curb, his traveling companion was getting out, going tothe same place. He took out the Payday, handing it to him while trying desparately to explain his embarrassment. They parted on goodterms and a good laugh. He just couldn't believe it. He stole thecandy right out of his mouth. –––––– I lived here after I retired 31 years ago, and having lived in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains I know what hills andvalleys are. In life one has ups and downs or hills and valleys. Seldom do you find yourself comfortable on a plateau. At my age and health I know that it could be just one more hill until I go home. I know it is just over the hill---I just knowwhich hill. So I travel with my bags packed. i know where homeis. I'm just not there yet. I wrote and published my epitaph some time ago. I am re minded of Barney, just a laid-back long-eared hound who wasfilled with love for all God created. Faithful always. He didn'ttell you each day "I love you." He told you every time he sawyou, all day long just as Jesus does. I'm not comparing Jesus with a dog. I am showing you God in one of his lower creations. He is faithful and trustworthy. Heis telling you He loves you even when you don't listen. You can see it in the new growth of grass or trees, for with out these there would be no oxygen for you to breathe. You maynot see it or even care. You may be too busy, but He is still tel ling you "I love you." –––––– In all my 82 years I have seen and heard a lot of controversy. Never would I have thought it would be the National Anthem.What possibly could the National Anthem cause to become anissue? One good thing is NFL problems and gay marriage have ab solutely no effect on my life. I don't have to deal with either.For years I have seen how useless the NFL really is. There was a time I went to great lengths to see what would not hurt someone else just over that thin line with the law. I wasoffered a sheet of paper with all the NFL teams' schedules andthe score spread of the winning team. I refused to buy it, but I remembered who was supposed to win of the first four games. Had I took their offer and investedin this sport I could have been rich. Everyone knows WWE is a great choreographed entertain ment show. True, you can get hurt. They don't wear the out landish costumes like football, but they do pick the most likelyones to make the crowds like or dislike them. Football has theirs, too, but they pay outlandish wages to use gimmicks, dolls, toys, games, videos, and TV rights to makethe owners richer. Personally I would not go to an NFL game if they paid me. I prefer wrestling or Roller Derby. It's been a busy two months for me since school has been out for the summer. I've enjoyed the great granddaughters spending part of their summer with me. There was a difference from last summer though. Instead of all three of them staying with me at the same time, they wantedto stay one at a time. It was their decision. I guess to their way of thinking they would get to do more things and go more places if they came by themselves. Guesswhat? They were right. I had more time to devote to each ofthem, and each one got to do the things she liked to do best. Miriah, the oldest who will be 12 in December, was the first to stay with me. She stayed eight days and said she is ready tocome back again. Brook, the 10-year-old, was next. She stayed 12 days and would have stayed longer but Mom said it was time to comehome. She asked Brook, "Have you moved in?" Brook replied,"Yes ma'am." Mom said, "I don't think so." Kayla, the 5-year-old, just went home Saturday. She only stayed four days, but that was a big thing for her. She usuallywon't stay anywhere unless one of her sisters stays with her. They all like to work in the yard, and I'm always giving them what I call life lessons. When Brook was here she wanted to learn to mow with my push mower. It's hard to crank and you have to take the filter off,spray it with starter fluid, put the filter back on, push the primerbutton, then pull the rope to crank it. The only thing I had to do for her was check the oil. She learned to do all that without my help, and she said mowing wasfun. I bet she won't say it's fun in a few more years. Miriah is learning to do embroidery and sewing. Kayla learned to do her straight stitches. It was her first sewing lesson,but she kept at it. By the time she left to go home she was ableto do nice, evenly spaced stitches. School starts in a few days, and I'm already missin g their company.Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-453-3589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas The Road To Recovery Starts Here Substance Abuse Hotline 1 (800) 662 4357


August 9, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 8:9,16p 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 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 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 12th day of September, 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) 773-9144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To re ceive 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.: 1316 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: James A. Cun ningham, Trustee Description of Property: Parcel ID Number: 28-34-27-0000-50050-0000 640 AC 1/32 MINERAL RIGHTS ALL OF SECTION PART OF 9185 ACRE TRACT LESS PHOSPHATE SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemed according to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on September 12, 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: 252018TD011XXXX Date: 08/06/2018 Ad No.: 18:9-30c BG Approves Gasoline Tax AgreementBy JIM KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, July 10, approved an interlocal agreement with Hardee County, the City of Wauchula and the Town of Zolfo Springs relating to the six cents local optional fuel tax. Mayor Sam Fite said the tax will yield about $25,000 a year to Bowling Green, de pending on the volume of fuel purchases. On average the tax brings in $689,909, with the county getting 86 percent; Wauchula, 7.22 percent; Bowl ing Green 3.52 percent; and Zolfo Springs, 3.26 percent. The commission agreed to rebid the demolition of the old thrift store building at 4709 Central Ave. No bids came in the last time. An oral bid was given for $9,250 from Steve Bivens a couple of months ago. Commissioners approved expediting the Dixiana Ave. paving job and approved con tinuing contracts with engi neering firms Pennoni/ Envisors and Kimley-Horn and the architectural firms of Furr and Wegman and KEMH. The city has been satisfied with those companies. Pen noni/Envisors received a city commission rating of 97 and Kimley-Horn 91.75. Furr and Wegman received an average commission score of 83.5 and KCMH 80.5. The city commission noted that long-time citizen and neighboring property owner Walter (Smitty) Smith had re cently passed away. Commissioner Shirley Tucker said some cars, espe cially late at night, seem to be violating the city's noise ordi nance. Jeff Mann, a candidate for state representative for this district, introduced himself and said he has been in the military, the fire department and has owned his own septic tank business for 30 years. He stressed the need for commu nications, home rule and civil ity. The commission honored local young man Jakevius Brown who will be attending Southeastern University in Lakeland. The commission approved a resolution honoring 50 years of municipal home rule in the Florida Constitution and com mitting to an educational ini tiative to help Floridians understand this beneficial right. Regarding home rule, Florida voters approved this in November 1968. This power has enabled each city, town and village in Florida to con sider, adopt, revise or remove its own laws without the need to seek legislative permission from the state and is the foun dation upon which every mu nicipality builds its governmental structure. The political climate within the Florida Legislature has re cently included many attacks on these (municipal home rule) powers, the resolution stated. Henry Kuhlman gave the commission an update on his mining truck lawsuit. He said the City of Bowling Green was not notified when the County Commission passed a resolu tion earlier this year that would have allowed Mosaic to bring many daily truckloads of phos phate rock from their Fort Green plant through the city to the South Fort Meade plant on east County Line Rd. Mosaic, after hearing complaints, withdrew the proposed truck route through the city. Kuhlman said the county commission resolution re mains passed and that the issue could come up again in the fu ture. "I would drop my lawsuit against the County Commis sion if they rescinded the res olution. This issue is before the chief judge of the circuit. Proper advance notice was not given by the county. This is a win for everybody." Kuhlman also presented the City Commission with an anonymous letter he received that alleged wrongdoing by the Bowling Green administration (police department excluded) and commission regarding, among other things, a $50,000 settlement payment to retiring city clerk Pam Northup in early 2016. He asked that the city staff leave the meeting so it could be discussed, but Mayor Sam Fite and City Attorney Gerald Buhr said that could not be done because of the Florida Sunshine Law. Mayor Fite instructed city commissioner Steve Spinks to get with the administration and review minutes relating to the retirement of Northup, a longtime city employee, then to give a report of his findings at the August 14 regular monthly meeting. Carmen Silva was hired as the new city clerk after Northup retired. As of June 30 the city's gen eral fund had a balance of $17,597, and the enterprise fund had a balance of $126,827. General fund expenditures were $998,875, and enterprise fund expenditures were $931,478. The general fund includes administration, police, physi cal environment, recreation and cemetery. The enterprise fund includes water, sanita tion, and sewer and included a $60,000 transfer to the general fund. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1. At the June 12 meeting the commission awarded a bid of $1.09 million the TLC Diver sified for the sewer headworks improvement and valve re placement project, recom mended by Pennoni/Envisors. Tucker Paving was awarded its bid of $154,945 for the repaving of Dixiana Ave. be tween Main St. and Doc Coil Rd. A proposed price of $9,250 by Steve Bivens to demolish and remove the old thrift store building across from City Hall was refused. Bivens last week tore down the old Mike Ford apartment building/former the ater across from City Hall. Commissioner David Durastanti commended the city staff for the growth hap pening in the city which in cludes new homes and apartments. The Methodist Church Con ference recently paid its bill of $4,000 for maintenance of the church's portion of the ceme tery. The local church, estab lished in 1880, closed several months ago and the building and property are for sale. The last reported price was $350,000, which includes a house and part of the cemetery. Roundup County Offers Credit HelpHardee Countys Com munity Development Office, 412 W. Orange St. in Wauchula, is offering free credit counseling. Call 773-6349 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.Apply For $$$ To Aid HomelessThe Heartland Coalition for the Homeless is accept ing proposals for projects that could use funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Applications are through the Heartland Homeless Continuum of Care, which includes Hardee, DeSoto, Glades, Highlands and Okee chobee counties. Apply for funding at Contact the Heartland Coalition for the Homeless at (863) 4538901 with any questions.By JENNIFER M cCONKEYHerald-Advocate InternSuncoast Federal Credit Union is partnering with North Wauchula Elementary to set up a student-run branch at the school. Students will be able to set up real savings accounts with their parents help and permis sion, then they will be able to access their accounts at school through the student-run branch. The idea is to help teach them how to handle their money well, which Suncoast says is a priority. When students master even a basic understanding of money and how it works, they gain an advantage in life, the credit union says. While NWE is the first Hardee County elementary school to get a student-run branch, they will be the 31st school in the state to partner with Suncoast in this way. Suncoast plans to partner with other Hardee County district schools to provide more stu dent-run branches someday. The exact date the studentrun branch will open hasnt been decided yet, but Suncoast is hoping it will be during early fall. Suncoast will make an announcement once the grand opening date has been decided. The branch will be open one day a week from 7 to 7:30 a.m. There will always be a Sun coast employee at the studentrun branch. And fifth-grade math teacher Becky Clark will be the school's faculty liaison, who helps communicate be tween Suncoast and NWE. Clark will recruit student staff volunteers, who will re ceive training from Clark, Sun coast Youth Outreach and Suncoast Student-Run Branch coaches. The lead coach will be Nancy Rodriguez. Student staff volunteers will help other students with de posit slips and new member applications. We are proud to bring this opportunity to students in Hardee County, Suncoast says, so they can begin to see the value and importance of saving, building the foundation of future financial stability.Student-Run Bank Starting At NWE HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 8:9c On This Day:In 1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two cen turies to complete. In 1483 Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican In 1859 Otis Tuft patents the first passenger elevator in the US In 1904 Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers


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Leitzel, president of SFSC.Shown with the donation are (from left) Randy Surber, CEO and president of FloridaHospital Heartland; Cathy Jaco, chief nursing officer and vice president of PatientCare Services for Florida Hospital Heartland; Mary von Merveldt, SFSC director ofnursing education; and Leitzel. YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Contact Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 If YouSeeSomethingSaySomething Report Suspicious Activity 1 (855) Fla Safe 1(855)3527233 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Swim Associa tion traveled to the SpaceCoast late last month for the2018 Titusville Invitational. The statewide event – held July 28-29 – marked the end ofthis summer’s travel swim sea son. Khale Dickey claimed the squad’s sole first place finishin the 9-10 50 yard breast stroke after finishing with atime of 34.65. The squad claimed 23 fin ishes in the top 10. Individual Results: Girls 50Y Free: 12th, Mor gan Hellein, 28.58; 14th,Renell Herrera, 28.62; and25th, Abby Duke, 31.80. Boys 50Y Free: 11th, Oren Crawford, 26.98; 12th, ColeWilson, 27.07; and 13th, HughPate, 27.43. Girls 11-12 50Y Back: 18th, Alexandra Herrera, 46.35. Boys 11-12 50Y Back: 11th, Braddock Dickey, 44.01. Girls 11-12 50Y Breast: 13th, Alexandra Herrera, 51.61. Girls 200Y Breast: 7th, Riley Justiss, 3:23.51. Boys 11-12 200Y Free: 7th, Braddock Dickey, 2:55.88. Girl’s 13-14 100Y Free: 7th, Morgan Dickey, 1:05.96. Girls 100Y Free: 13th, Renell Herrera, 1:05.01; 19th,Morgan Hellein, 1:07.79; and20th, Abby Duke, 1:08.41. Boy’s 100Y Free: 9th, Hugh Pate, 57.97; 10th, Oren Craw ford, 58.00; and 13th, ColeWilson, 1:00.35. Girl’s 200Y Free Relay: 5th, HSA (Renell Herrera, AbbyDuke, Morgan Dickey, andMorgan Hellein), 1:58.66. Boy’s 200Y Free Relay: 4th, HSA (Andrew Reschke, ColeWilson, Hugh Pate, and OrenCrawford), 1:46.99. Girls 9-10 50Y Fly: 3rd, Khale Dickey, 42.67. Girl’s 9-10 50Y Breast: 11th, Saydee Herrera, 1:06.41. Girl’s 9-10 100Y Free: 4th, Khale Dickey, 1:20.60; and8th, Saydee Herrera, 1:33.53. Girl’s 200Y IM: 14th, Abby Duke, 3:02.97. Girl’s 11-12 100Y Free: 13th, Alexandra Herrera,1:21.93. Boy’s 11-12 100Y Free: 9th, Braddock Dickey, 1:22.71. Girl’s 13-14 200Y Free: 5th, Morgan Dickey, 2:25.50. Girl’s 200Y Free: 19th, Renell Herrera, 2:31.95; 21st,Abby Duke, 2:36.97; 24th,Morgan Hellein, 2:43.97; and25th, Riley Justiss, 2:53.74. Boy’s 200Y Free: 5th, Oren Crawford, 2:10.06; and 7th,Cole Wilson, 2:17.46. Girl’s 100Y Back: 10th, Renell Herrera, 1:20.09; and12th, Abby Duke, 1:20.81. Boy’s 100Y Back: 4th, Hugh Pate, 1:11.44. Girl’s 200Y Medley Relay: 5th, HSA (Renell Herrera,Abby Duke, Morgan Dickey,and Morgan Hellein), 2:20.88. Girl’s 500Y Free: 6th, Mor gan Hellein, 7:08.80; and 7th,Renell Herrera, 7:09.61. Girl’s 9-10 100Y IM: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 1:27.48. Girl’s 9-10 50Y Back: 2nd, Khale Dickey, 42.40. Girl’s 9-10 50Y Free: 1st, Khale Dickey, 34.65; and 4th,Saydee Herrera, 40.33. HSA Closes Summer Swim Season COURTESY PHOTO Members of the Hardee Swim Association pose for a picture at the 2018 TitusvilleInvitational held late last month. On This Day:• In 1831 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY) • In 1910 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine • In 1944 Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention • In 1945 US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki• In 1969 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders • In 1974 Richard Nixon resigns as US President and VP Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President


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B10 The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2018 Re-Elect SUE BIRGE County Commissioner District Two “PROVEN AND EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP” Sue Birge Respects, Honors & Supports Our Veterans! Thank You Veterans! For the Past 8 Years it has been my pleasure to help coordinate and escortover 200 veterans on Honor/Rotary Freedom Flights to D.C. to see theirmemorials. One of my greatest passions is to support those men andwomen who have sacrificed for our country and our freedom. God Blessthem all! “All Gave Some — Some Gave All” Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two 8:9p Q: One of my favorite shows was "Deadwood" onHBO. Watching that and"The Sopranos" was a ritualfor me. Over the years I'veheard rumors that it's com ing back, but nothing seemsto come of it. Any news? —David F., via email A: It's finally happening! After years of speculation andfalse starts, at the TelevisionCritics Association press con ference in July, HBO program ming president Casey Bloysannounced that a "Deadwood"movie has been greenlighted. Itis scheduled to begin shootingin October, with a tentativespring 2019 release. A big fac tor for the delay was roundingup the cast at the same time tofilm the series. As Bloys ex plained: "All of these peopleworked hard to get this to gether. It's been a logisticsnightmare getting all of the castmembers' schedules together,but we are there." *** Q: Has there been any word on what is planned for"Star Wars: Episode IX"since the death of CarrieFisher? I can't see how theycan work around her death,and they definitely can't re cast such an iconic role. —Kellie D., The Villages, Florida A: Carrie passed away from cardiacarrest in December2016 at age 60, justafter she hadwrapped on "TheLast Jedi." How ever, there has beenword of aworkaround fromdirector J.J.Abrams, and he'sgoing back twomovies in the canon to make ithappen. He too knows that there is no "Star Wars" withoutGeneral Organa, aka PrincessLeia. Abrams revealed in astatement: "We desperatelyloved Carrie Fisher. Finding atruly satisfying conclusion tothe Skywalker saga without hereluded us. We have found away to honor Carrie's legacyand role as Leia in 'Episode IX'by using unseen footage weshot together in 'Episode VII'('The Force Awakens')." What that footage is and how it will play into the mythology is a tightly guarded secret, ofcourse, but J.J. didlet us know a fewdetails about"Episode IX,"which is sched uled for release inDecember 2019.Billy DeeWilliams returnsto the fold in hisrole of Lando Cal rissian; and, of course, Mark Hamill, AnthonyDaniels, Daisy Ridley, John Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "The Rider" (R) — ChineseAmerican director Chloe Zhaohelms this sweetly heartbreak ing story of a young rodeo up-and-comer who struggles tofind meaning after an injuryleaves him unable to participatein the sportthat had cometo define hisconfidence.Brady (BradyJandreau) isleft withseizures afterbeing thrownfrom a bull,and is informed that with re peated riding, they will onlyget worse. What is more mean ingful: a longer life drained ofpurpose, or a short but full ex istence doing what you love?Interestingly, the story is in spired by the lead actor's reallife, although fictionalized, andthe film is populated with peo ple, not actors: Jandreau's fa ther plays his father, and sisterplays his sister. Set in thehauntingly beautiful and bereftBadlands of South Dakota, itworks, as do its players. "Life of the Party" (PG-13) — In an attempt to prove thatit's never too late to get thatcollege degree — and a truck load of revenge — MelissaMcCarthy stars as Deanna, a40-something mom who getsblindsided by her jerk husbandafter they deliver their daughter(Mollie Gordon) to DecaturUniversity: He's divorcing her,and he's got all the money sinceshe quit college to take care ofthe kids. But the joke's on him,because she signs up to finishher final year alongside herdaughter -and gets busy livingthat co-ed life. Another Mc Carthy/Ben Falcone produc tion, it's funny, but notover-the-top funny. MayaRudolph stars as Deanna's loudand lovely best friend Chris tine, and Debby Reynolds hasa cute drop-in as the resident mean girl. "Breaking In" (PG-13) — Shaun (Gabrielle Union) is ona weekend trip to her recentlydeceased father's remote estateto close up shop and list it forsale. She is accompanied by her teendaughter andschool-ageson. Dad's place is seri ouslyswanky with serious secu rity. As it turns out, a gaggle of burglar bad guys(headed by Billy Bragg) are onthe premises to find a hiddenboatload of cash. When they kidnap the kids but don't man age to snag Shaun, she mustfight for her family usingbrains, brawn and her maternalinstincts. I have been a hugefan of Gabrielle Union eversince "Bring It On" and shedefinitely has the chops forboth action and to carry amovie. But not this one. Let's just say it's not her best show case and leave it at that. "On Chesil Beach" (R) — Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howleplay Florence and Edward, apair of newlywed virgins whoapproach their awkward firstnight as man and wife fromvastly different positions, each colored by personal experi ences and the communicationconstraints of traditionalist,upper-crust 1962 England. Thestory is told interspersed withflashbacks of their sublimecourtship and other pertinentmemories. It is based on theBooker Prize-winning novellaby Ian McEwan, who also adapted the story. NEW TV RELEASES "Get Shorty" Season 1"The Good Doctor""Riverdale" Season 2"Six" Season 2 (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Feb. 5. At last it's been confirmed, and we can tell you whatQuentin Tarantino has plannedfor Oscar-winner LeonardoDiCaprio and three-timeOscar-nominee Brad Pitt in hisfilm "Once Upon a Time inHollywood." The story isabout former Western seriescowboy Rick Dalton (Di Caprio) and his best friend andlongtime stunt double CliffBooth (Pitt), set in 1969, withthe Manson family murders asthe backdrop for the story. As a reporter covering the Hollywood scene when theManson clan murdered actressSharon Tate and her friends onCielo Drive, I remember dis cos, clubs and restaurants shut tered because celebrities werecrippled with fear. In fact,none of them left their homesfor weeks until they found outwho was behind it all. I chattedwith Sharon Tate and Jay Se bring at The Factory the nightbefore the murders and wasvisited the next week by theFBI, who wanted to knowwhat we talked about. Tarantino is pulling out all the stops to make this a bigfilm about Hollywood. He's also cast Margot Robbie, Tim othy Olyphant, Luke Perry,Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino,Emile Hirsch, Tim Roth andNicholas Hammond, (originalTV series "Spider-Man")."Once Upon a Time in Holly wood" opens Aug. 19, 2019. *** Hollywood is so fickle. Dwayne Johnsonrode "Jumanji,Welcome to theJungle" to justshort of $1 billionat the box officeand "Rampage" to$426 million, butbecause his latestrelease, "Sky scraper," came inthird its first week,behind the animated "HotelTransylvania 3" and "Ant-Manand the Wasp," with a mere$71.6 million (more than halfits cost), they think he's off hisgame. When the kids are donewatching their cartoons andsuperheroes, the rest of us willbe thrilled by "The Rock"climbing his skyscraper. He'snot worried though; he's al ready moved on to filming"Jungle Cruise" with Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti and JackWhitehall for an October 2019release. Harrison Ford must have been disappointed when "Indi ana Jones 5" was put off fortwo years, but he got over itquick by signing to drive a dogsled in the remake of JackLondon's "The Call of the Wild," which wasmost memorablymade with Oscar-winners Clark Gable(1935) and CharltonHeston (1972).Maybe playing awilderness prospec tor in the Yukon willfinally earn HarrisonFord an Oscar, as itdid for Leonardo Di Caprio in "The Revenant"(2015). Even though Clint Eastwood didn't get to direct BradleyCooper in "A Star Is Born"(which Cooper directed andstarred in himself), he'll directCooper in the crime drama"The Mule," with LaurenceFishburne and Dianne Wiest.Hopefully Bradley isn't play ing the title role! (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Inside Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o andDomhnall Gleeson all are re turning, with Richard E. Grantand Naomi Ackie joining thecast. *** Q: Do you have any "Ozark"news? —Nancy P., via email A: At long last, the slowburn, engrossing Netflix dramawill return Aug. 31 for its 10-episode second season. Andfrom the official logline of sea son two, you know this seasonis going to be filled with just asmuch nail-biting drama as thefirst: "The stakes are evenhigher than before, and theByrdes soon realize they haveto go all in before they can getout." I'm all tingly just thinkingabout what's in store for JasonBateman, Laura Linney andcompany, aren't you?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. • The Florida panther is Florida’s most endangered species and one of the world’s rarest. ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018CA000119 SOUTH FT. MEADE LANDMANAGEMENT, INC., aFlorida corporation Plaintiff, vs.IDOB, INC., a dissolved Floridacorporation, and itsofficers, directors, stockholders, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,through, under or against it, Defendants. _____________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: IDOB, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, and its offi cers, directors, stockholders,creditors, and all other partiesclaiming by, through, under oragainst it.C/O Winfried KunkelHaupetstrabe 70A 7302 Nikitsch OsterreichAustriaYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac tion has been filed against youto quiet title on the following de scribed property in HardeeCounty, Florida: Parcel ID No. 15-34-240000-00160-0000 Tract B-12, IDOB, INC.,CITRUS GROVES, moreparticularly described as: Begin at the NW corner ofsaid Section 15, Township34 South, Range 24 East,Hardee County, Florida,and run thence S.8942’41” E. and along theNorth line of said Section15, 73.91 feet; thenceS.043’30”W, 1679.95 feetto the P.O.B.; thence con tinue same line, 385.0 feet;thence S. 8938’32” E,86.00 feet; thence S.043’30” W, 55.00 feet;thence S. 8938’32’ E,744.0 feet; thence N043’30” E, 385.0 feet;thence N 8938’32” W,682.0 feet; thence N043’30” E, 55.0 feet;thence N 8938’32”W,148.0 feet P.O.B. Subjectto a 10 ft. road and mainte nance easement alongEast side.ANDCommence at NW cornerof Section 15, Township 34South, Range 24 East,Hardee County, Florida,and run thence S.8942’41” E, and along theNorth line of said Section15 a distance of 73.91 feet;thence S. 043’30” W,2064.95 feet to the Point ofBeginning; thence con tinue S 043’30” W, 55.00feet; thence S 8938’32” E,86.00 feet; thence N043’30” E, 55.00 feet;thence N. 8938’32” W,86.00 feet to the Point ofBeginning. and you are required to serve acopy of your written defenses, ifany, to JOHN W. H. BURTON ofJohn W. H. Burton, P.A., Post Of fice Drawer 1729, Wauchula, FL33873-1729, on or before the31st day of August, 2018, andfile the original with the Clerk ofthe Court either before serviceon Plaintiffs’ attorney or immedi ately thereafter, or a default willbe entered against you for therelief demanded in the com plaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 26th day ofJuly, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of Courts By: J Wingo Deputy Clerk 8:2,23c __________________________________