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Herald-AdvocateHARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE Thursday, August 23, 2018 THE 118th Year No. 39 2 Sections www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com93Plus 7 Sales Tax City Garbage Pickup Changes A3Friday Night Football: Fort Meade MinersB1 WEATHERDATE HIGH LOW RAIN 08/14 94 72 0.00 08/15 91 72 0.31 08/16 91 72 0.03 08/17 93 74 0.00 08/18 95 73 0.00 08/19 95 73 0.01 08/20 91 73 0.03Rainfall to 08/20/2018 37.49 Same period last year 29.97 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEXClassifieds . . . . . .B13 Courthouse Report . .B11 Crime Blotter . . . . .B11 Hardee Living . . . .A12 Information Roundup .A2 Obituaries . . . . . .A5 Puzzles . . . . . . . .A4 Save The Date . . . . .A2 School Lunch Menus .A12 Solunar Forecast . . . .B5 DEFACING PROPERTY?COURTESY PHOTODont worry, mom and dad! We are just learning how to write our letters. Our kindergarten teacher, Kara Flo res at North Wauchula Elementary, taught us that writ ing on furniture is only OK in her classroom. BATTLEGROUNDPrimary Election TuesdayBats Swarm SchoolBy CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Primary Election, beginning the process to determine who will be a county commissioner and who will be a county judge and a host of other offices is next week. Meanwhile, Early Voting continues in the Hardee County Public Library. The last day to cast a ballot there is this Satur day. You can do so from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. After that, registered De mocrats, Republicans and Inde pendents will have to wait a couple days and then head to their polling places on Tuesday. The countys 12 precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day. Heres what to expect on your ballot: Democrats Voters who are registered members of the Democratic Party have seven contests on their ballot. First is Representative in Congress for District 17. De mocrats will choose who they want as their nominee to face the Republican nominee in the battle for the U.S. House seat, April Freeman or Bill Pollard. Then, seven Democrats are running to become the states next Governor. One will face off against the Republican nominee come November. Choices are Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, Philip Levine, Alex Lundy Lundmark or John Wetherbee. The nominee for the new Attorney General will be either of Sean Shaw or Ryan Torrens. Commissioner of Agriculture offers three choices on the Democratic side: Nicole Nikki Fried, Jeffrey Duane Porter and Roy David Walker. Regional contests are for two new circuit judges for the 10th Judicial Circuit. Group 10 con tenders are Lee Cohen, Melissa Gravitt and Keith P. Merritt. Group 11 hopefuls are Dana Y. Moore and Stephen Paul Pincket. Finally, the first local race for Democrats to mark is the one for County Judge. Three are seeking this post, Ken Evers, David Horton and James F. Pyle. Republicans Republicans have 10 races listed on their Primary Election ballot, but will vote only on nine. Any votes Republicans may cast for State Representative District 56 will not be counted, as write-in candidate David Joseph Patzer dropped out, vaulting the contest to the Nov. 6 ballot instead. First up for Republican will be the contest to become their nominee for U.S. Senator, with the winner taking on the De mocrat in the General Election. This battle is between Roque Rocky De La Fuente and Rick Scott. For Representative in Con gress for District 17, registered Republicans will nominate See ELECTION A2Colony Closes CourtroomsBy MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateA colony of bats taking up residency in the Hardee County Courthouse attic has caused jury trials for August to be canceled and two courtrooms closed until the mammals can be relocated and the guano they left behind removed. The bats, which appear to have been living in an attic above the porch on the north side of the courthouse for some time, caused an overpowering smell to be car ried into the upstairs courtrooms by the air-conditioning system. County staff then began investigating the noxiousS S e e e e C C O O L L O O N N Y Y A A 1 1 4 4 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateHordes of bats estimated at more than 1,500 strong have taken up residence in downtown Wauchula, prompting public safety concerns as droppings from the fly ing rodents continue to pile up. Those concerns prompted officials to evacuate the third floor of the Hardee County Courthouse after the smell of guano bat droppings became over whelming. I was headed into court and when I walked upstairs the smell was over whelming, said local attorney Ken Evers. It was like walking into a cat ladys house filled with urine and dirty lit ter boxes. A smaller infestation of flying rodents was discovered earlier this month at North Wauchula Elementary School. Superintendent of Schools Bob Shay man said a trio of the winged scavengers was discovered by staff during the first week of August. Our custodian came in on a Saturday and gathered them up and got them out of the school, Shayman said. The superintendent said the infestation was the first at any school in years. That, however, was not the last bats the school would see. Hundreds of the hairy creatures were spotted this past Saturday night, swarm ing around 8 oclock from the schools front portico at the parent pickup entrance. Deputy Superintendent Todd Durden has become the school districts resident batman. I have learned more about bats than I ever intended to in the past couple of days, Durden said. Durden, Facilities Director Rob Krahl and a team of maintenance workers and custodians descended on the school on Sunday to find the impromptu cave of the flying rodents and cordon it from the rest of the school. The main cave the crews deter mined was the T shaped portico at the schools main entrance, where the bats had found a narrow gap between flashing and the roof near the northwest corner of the structure.S S e e e e B B A A T T S S A A 1 1 4 4


A2 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 Herald-Advocate HARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE TOM STAIK Sports Editor NOEY DeSANTIAGO Production Manager DARLENE WILLIAMS Assistant Production Manager DEADLINES: Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. School News & Photos Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Thursday 5 p.m. (Weekend Events, Monday Noon) General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday Noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months, $21 1 year, $39 2 years, $75 Florida 6 months, $25 1 year, $46 2 years, $87 Out of State 6 months, $29 1 year, $52 2 years, $100 Online 1 month, $5 6 months, $19 1 year, $37 2 years, $70 LETTERS: The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. MICHAEL R. KELLY Co-Publisher and Editor JAMES R. KELLY Co-Publisher CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing EditorTHE115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by the HeraldAdvocate Publishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780). Postmaster, send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. At The Herald-Advo cate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. CorrectionsAUGUST 23 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 23 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/4 pm 24 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/6:30 pm 25 HC Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament/River Green Golf Course/ 47 W. Lake Damon, Avon Park/7 am 27 Zombicide: Black Plague Campaign/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/4 pm 28 One-Shot RolePlaying Game/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/4 pm 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 30 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/4 pm 31 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/6:30 pm 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 am 27 Storytime, HC Public Library/10 am 27 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am OCTOBER 3 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 ROBBYELLIOTTinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 8:23c Kellys ColumnBy JimLast Friday night in a Kickoff Classic the Hardee High foot ball team came from behind twice in the fourth quarter to defeat the feisty Port Charlotte Pirates 20-16 at Wildcat Stadium. This Friday at 7:30 the Wildcats open the regular season at Fort Meade. The Miners will be looking for revenge from the 2016 game when they led most of the game, only to lose 12-9 on the game's last play on a short off-tackle run by Parker Carlton. This game set the stage for district titles in 2016 (and 2017) in the head coaching debut of Hardee head coach Brian Kemp. Parker Carlton's last second plunge behind good blocking was one of the most important and dramatic touchdowns in Wildcat history, reversing a losing streak to the Miners, a game that often sets the tone for the season. He is the great-greatgrandson of Florida Gov. Doyle E. Carlton Sr. The lineage includes Doyle E. Carlton Jr., Doyle Carlton III, and dad Dale Carlton. I have followed Hardee Wildcat football for about 60 years. Last Friday's performance by Randy McLeod in the fourth quarter was one of the most amazing performances in decades, worth the price of admission in itself. McLeod ran right, cut up field and ran 61 yards for a go-ahead Hardee TD with about four minutes left. Then the Pirates stunned the Wildcat defense and home crowd with a long TD pass to retake the lead. Then, in a great play call, Hardee quarterback James Pearson lofted a short pass over two defenders to McLeod who ran over 60 yards for the winning score with about two minutes left. Then the Pirates mounted a drive and McLeod, at defensive end, made a third down tackle behind the line of scrimmage. A Pirate receiver dropped a fourth down pass which would have been a first down, and the Cats ran out the clock. I have seen players take over a game but never seen one player score two back-to-back late long touchdowns plus a defensive play to help his team win. This "practice game" was played like a regular sea son game by both sides. There is one local race plus two Circuit Judge races on all ballots on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Running for Hardee County Judge are Ken Evers, David Horton and James F. Pyle. The winner will succeed retiring Judge Jeff McKibben. All three candidates say they are the best qualified. There will be a runoff Nov. 6 if no one wins a majority of votes cast. The Democrats and Republicans will have expanded ballots on Aug. 28, including races for U.S. Congress, governor, attor ney general and commissioner of agriculture. Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis are the best known Re publicans running for governor. Putnam is well known here, and DeSantis had been endorsed by President Trump. Hardee native Denise Grimsley is running for the Republican nomination for commissioner of agriculture but faces strong competition from Baxter Troutman, Matt Calwell and Mike Mc Calister. An interesting local Republican race for county commission is between incumbent Sue Birge and Noey Flores. The winner will face Democrat Ralph Arce in November. Duane Gardner, who will soon be a Bowling Green com missioner, plans to soon open Tasty Vape, a vapor lounge in Wauchula north of Superior OK Tire Store. Hardee County has never had a vapor lounge, where patrons smoke a flavored liquid that contains zero, three or six percent nicotene. 18 temporary farmworkers needed for common field labor in tobacco, sweet potatoes, cotton, corn, soy, peanuts, hemp and other diversified crops in Martin County, North Car olina, for Edmondson AG LLC., with work beginning on or about 10/01/2018 and ending on or about 12/01/2018. The job offered is for an experienced farmworker and requires minimum 1 month verifiable work experience in the crop activities listed. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.46 per hour, and piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract pe riod. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools, supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible legally to work in the United States. Applicants should report or send resumes to NCWorks Career Center Martin County, 407 East Blvd., Williamston, NC 27892, (252) 7927816 or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order #NC10909337. EOE. H-300-18217-671622. cl8:23c Roundup Church Holds Benefit DinnerFort Green Baptist Church is hosting a chicken and dumplings dinner followed by a concert this Sat urday to raise money to assist the Tracy Powell family with medical expenses. The dinner costs $7 per person and is available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The concert, including the Gulf State Quartet and church members, begins at 6 and will include an offering collection. The church is lo cated at 2875 Baptist Church Road.ZS Commission Meetings ReturnThe Zolfo Springs Town Commission meeting this coming Tuesday will be held at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, located at 3210 Main St. Members of the community are welcome to attend. This will be the first regular commission meeting at Town Hall since renova tions were completed. During the renovations, meetings were held at the Pioneer Park Recreation Building.By JENNIFER M cCONKEYHerald-Advocate InternIf youre interested in run ning for Zolfo Springs Town Commission, today (Thursday) is your last chance to qualify. The seats up for election are Seat 1, currently held by Rod Cannon, and Seat 3, currently held by Virginia Irby. As of Tuesday afternoon, they were the only two who had submitted their qualifying packets. One other person had picked a packet up, but hadnt returned it. Qualifying to run is easy. Just get a packet from Town Clerk Amanda Wallace at the Fire Department/Utilities Building at 104 Fifth St., fill it out, and return it by 5 p.m. today. Potential candidates need to be at least 18 years old, regis tered voters, and permanent residents of Zolfo Springs for six months or longer. Seats 1 and 3 will be voted on during the Oct. 29 municipal election unless there is only one person running per seat. If that happens, the election will be called off and the incumbents will be automati cally re-elected. Commissioner terms last four years. This will be the last com missioner election for three years, which is when the other commissioners terms end. Those commissioners are Mayor Dierdre DiDi White, Sara Schofield and Guadalupe Lupe DeLeon. For more information about running for office, call 7350405. Qualifying For 2 ZS Seats EndingGas Price Trickles DownwardThe average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon of gas than he did this time last year. However, gas prices are declining across most of the United States. Gas prices in Florida de clined for the ninth consecu tive day on Sunday. The state average of $2.77 per gallon is four cents less than a week ago and one cent less than a month ago. Florida motorists are still paying 52 cents more than this time last year. The national average on Sunday was $2.84 per gallon, a discount of two cents from the week before. "Prices declined last week after crude inventories grew and gasoline supplies re mained stable despite strong demand," said Mark Jenkins of AAA/The Auto Club Group. "Although demand was higher than the week before, it remains below most of July. Summer driving season is winding down, yet many Americans will take one final road trip during Labor Day weekend. That sudden jump in gasoline demand, could cause one final bump in prices at the pump." ELECTIONS Continued From A1 either of three candidates to take on the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House, Bill Akins, Julio Gonzalez or Greg Steube. Eight are battling to become this partys nominee for Gov ernor: Don Baldauf, Ron DeSantis, Timothy M. Devine, Bob Langford, John Joseph Mercadante, Bruce Nathan, Adam H. Putnam and Bob White. For the next Attorney Gen eral Republican nominee, Ash ley Moody or Frank White. Republicans have four contenders for Commissioner of Agriculture nominee: Matt Caldwell, Denise Grimsley, Mike McCalister and Baxter Troutman. Next on the ballot is the State Representative race that will not be voted. Or, if you do mark your card, it will not count. Wait until November to make your selection. Republicans will settle a battle for Hardee County Commission District 2 nomi nee, incumbent Sue Birge or challenger Noey Adam Flores. Bringing up the end of the Republican ballot are the cir cuit and county judicial races noted above and below. Nonpartisan Those registered voters who are neither Democrat nor Republican have the shortest ballot of them all. Their votes for national and state races will not be taken until the General Election in November. For now, there are two regional races and one local contest. For Circuit Judge, 10th Judi cial Circuit, Group 10, there are three hopefuls. One must get the majority of all votes cast among all Democrats, Re publicans and Others, or there will be a runoff on the Novem ber ballot. Vying for the robe are Lee Cohen, Melissa Gravitt and Keith P. Merritt. And for Circuit Judge Group 11, there are but two con tenders, so one will emerge the winner, Dana Y. Moore or Stephen Paul Pincket. On the local side, County Judge candidates are Ken Evers, David Horton and James F. Pyle. If one does not receive a majority of all ballots cast, there will be a runoff on Nov. 6. SUMMER SQUASH WITH HERBS Fresh mint, oregano and lemon accent tender summer squash. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 small zucchini (about 6 ounces each), cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces 3 small yellow summer squashes (about 6 ounces each), cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/2-inchthick pieces 1 garlic clove, crushed with garlic press 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel Fresh oregano sprigs for gar nish 1. In a nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is golden, stirring fre quently. 2. Increase heat to mediumhigh. Add zucchini, yellow squash, garlic, chopped oregano, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon mint; cook 10 min utes or until vegetables are tender and golden, stirring often. 3. 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August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 Ken Sanders (863)781-0153 • 26.3 Acs Ranch in Sweetwater a “Purty son of a buck”. $241,960.00 • 36 Acs HWY 17 Road frontage suitable for farming. $242,000.00 • 198 Acs with phosphate lakes North of Bowling Green. $693,000.00 • Fantastic 4 BR/2BA Home on 40 Acs in Lemon grove area. $490,000.00 • Must see beautiful 3BR/2BA newer home S of HWY 62. $292,000.00 • 80 Acs SW Hardee County, road frontage and good hunting. $600,000.00 • Price Reduced $22,000.00 Now $20,000.00 Lot on HWY 64 in Zolfo Springs. • Beautiful 16 Acs with house, pool, barns and flowing creek located in Bowling Green. $425,000.00 cl8:23c By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Garbagemen are going the way of the Dodo. The city of Wauchula is poised to enter the technologi cal age this week with the lim ited introduction of anautomatic garbage collectionsystem for residential cus tomers. “We are really excited about this,” said Olivia Minshew, as sistant city manager. The system utilizes a stateof-the-art sanitation truckequipped with a robotic armthat lifts specially designedgarbage bins and unloads therefuse into the truck’s trashhopper. Limited Pickups Begin The first pickups utilizing the new system are scheduledfor this coming Tuesday. “We will start in the north west section of the city initiallyas a test area, then go citywidewith it,” Minshew said. The “test area” includes ad dresses located north of WestMain Street and west of U.S.17. Brown colored bins – each marked with the city’s logo –began hitting the streets onWednesday. The 96-gallonwheeled bins are also individ ually numbered so they can beregistered to a specific home. “They should hold between 5-6 bags of garbage, whichshould be sufficient for a typi cal family,” Minshew said. Any garbage placed beside or on top of the cans will notbe collected. “All garbage must be placed in the can for pickup,” Min shew said. “The lid must befully closed. Cans that areoverflowing or garbage that isplaced outside of the cans willnot be picked up.” Park It/Point It/Space It Placement of the rolling bins is critical to the success of theautomated system. Bins should be parked just off the road or at the end ofdriveways. The canisters should be pointed with the lid opening facing the street. Each bin haswhite arrows on the lid. Thosearrows should be pointed to ward the road. “If the lid is pointing the wrong way, the garbage won’tempty correctly,” said WardGrimes, who is helping orches trate the bin roll-out. Spacing around the bins is also key. The lift arm on thetruck requires four feet ofclearance on either side of thebin. Homeowners should avoidplacing the bins near trees,shrubs, parked vehicles ormailboxes. Residents need to also be aware of overhead utility lines. “It’s also important that cus tomers look above their can tomake sure they aren’t below anoverhead utility line,” Min shew said. “If the arm can’t get to the bin, then we can’t pick up thegarbage,” added Grimes. Roll With It Wauchulians are being urged to just “roll with it.” City officials have launched “It’s Time … Just Roll With It”– a social media and directmail campaign – to inform res idents of the changes to sanita tion collections. “It is really pretty simple. They just roll the bins out fulland roll the bins back empty.We will do the rest,” said TerryAtchley, city manager. The program is expected to be implemented citywide byOct. 1. Once-A-Week Pickup Garbage will only be picked up once a week. Tuesday pickups will be for homes located north of WestMain Street and west of U.S.17. Wednesday pickups will in clude homes south of WestMain Street and west of U.S.17. Thursday pickups will in clude all homes east of U.S.17. Yard debris removal will be on Wednesday, but cannot beleft in the new bins. Furniture removal will be on Fridays. The wheeled cans must be to the curb no later than 7 a.m. The new bins are being dis tributed – one to a home – without an additional fee andwill be replaced free of chargefor “normal wear and tear.”The Wauchula City Commis sion has yet to approve a re place fee for bins that need tobe replaced due to neglect ormisuse. Wauchula is following a one-size-fits-all approach tothe bins. “We only have one size available,” Minshew said.“The larger size accommo dates the once-a-weekpickup.” Customers willing to pay an additional pickup fee can re quest an extra bin. “Should a customer deter mine that they absolutely needa second can, for an additionaldisposal fee, they could getone,” Minshew said. City Expects Savings City leaders are hoping the $332,760.64 investment tooverhaul the sanitation systemwill help curtail rising liabilitycosts associated with operatingmanned garbage pickups. “Our long-term savings could easily reach $168,000annually,” Minshew said. As sanitation crews are gradually shifted to depart ments with lower liability, thecity’s insurance is expected todrop. Vehicle maintenancecosts are also expected to dropas trucks will be running oneless day a week. Sanitation workers represent the city’s single highest em ployee-related insurance cost. Sanitations fees are expected to remain unchanged for thenear future. However, a ratestudy of both commercial andresidential sanitation fees isplanned for the upcoming fis cal year. The city currently has 1,375 residential costumers that willbe a served under the new sys tem. Information on the new sys tem is available at city or by calling city hall at 773-3131. ROLL WITH IT Wauchula Rolls Out Automatic Garbage Pickups This Tuesday GRAPHICS COURTESY CITY OF WAUCHULA Homeowners are urged to follow some simple instruction in order to ensure their garbage containers can be picked up by Wauchula’s new automated truck. The city has been divided into three zones for once-a-week residential pickup underthe new automated system. Zone 1, all residences north of West Main Street andwest of U.S. 17, will see its first pickup on Tuesday. Zones 2 and 3 will be converted to automatic pickup at a later date. Crews prepare a load of garbage bins for delivery to city homes. The first load of containers was expected to be delivered starting Wednesday. PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK Rows of roadside garbage bins – stacked 12 high – fill the City of Wauchula’s ware house. The collections bins are marked with the city’s logo and are individually num ber for assignment to homes. Proper placement of garbage bins is key in order forWauchula’s new automated truck to be able to life thecontainer. The bin must be placed with the arrows onthe lid pointed toward the road and the bin must havefour feet of clearance from any side. HARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security cardWhen: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am – 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am –noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890Tele: 863-773-2484 Requirements: Identification When: Tuesday & Friday 10 am – noon & 1 – 3 pm First United Methodist Church of Wauchula 207 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.)When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month1:00 –3:00 pm (first come, first serve) Other Program: Bagged Lunch M, W, F 8 am –12 pm for pre-school age kids & adults.Wednesday Night Free Community Dinner:5:30 –6:30 pmHardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-0034 Requirements: Application with proof of hardshipPrograms: Emergency & Homelessness AssistanceFor more information, Contact the HardeeHelp CenterSt. Michael’s Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 am Rev. 12/19/2017 ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS If you are moving orchanging your ad dress, please let oursubscription depart ment know as soonas possible so yourservice will not bedelayed. 863-773-3255


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Obituaries Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula, Fl. 33873 (863) 773-6400 8:2tfc OBITUARY POLICY The Herald-Advocate publishes obituaries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the informationwhich may be included in a free obituary are available atlocal funeral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include additional information and rememberances. All obituaries, however, must be submitted by a funeral home. No personal submissions will be accepted. Funeral homes can submit obituaries to obits@the August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 We are Hardee County’s ONLY LOCALLY OWNED and OPE TED funeral home. We offer superior care and services, combined with the lowest prices guaranteed. “Thank you for the honor & privilege of serving you.” View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 West Main Street • Wauchula, Florida33873 863-773-9773 8:23c In Memory DANIEL J. BLOOR Daniel J. Bloor Sr., 74, of Hardee County, passed awayon Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018,peacefully at his home. He was born on Feb. 25, 1944, in Junction City, Ore. He lived in Hardee County for 21 years. He wasretired but had worked forthe state as a mechanic andwelder. He is survived by his wife, Linda; three sons,Daniel Jr., Kevin Dreyer(Lori), of La Grande, Ore.,and Justin Bloor (Roni), ofLake Panasoffkee; daughter,Jami Santos (Tim McCann),of Zolfo Springs; sisters,Elaine Bloor, Laura Fraker,Sherrie (David) Belding,Mary Long, Terri McCann; brothers, Don Bloor. EddieBloor (Eva), Billy Bloor,and Bobbie Bloor; grand children, Susan Strickland(Bradley), Kristina Santos,Maggie and Justina Bloor,Levi, Ben and Amy Dreyer,Daniel and LeaAnna Santos;and great-grandchildren,Ayrica, Mariya, Ayden, Lu ciano, Kortez, Love, and nu merous other great-grandchildren. He will be cremated by Ponger-Kays-Grady FuneralHome and Cremation Serv ices. All who knew Dan are in vited to come to New VisionWorship Center, 2915School House Rd., ZolfoSprings, on Saturday, Aug.25, 2018, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flower please send donations to NewVision Worship Center. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula In Memory DONALD ‘DON’ LEWIS BRUMMETT SR. Donald “Don” Lewis Brummett Sr., 86, passedaway on Tuesday, Aug. 21,2018, at his home in Bowl ing Green. He was born on Nov. 9, 1931, in Unicoi, Tenn. Donmoved to Hardee County onChristmas day in 1956. Heenjoyed fishing and hunting.Don was a member of theMasons and a proud U.S.Army Rangerwho proudlyserved hiscountry in theKorean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hasco andMary Brummett; step-mother, Eula Brummett;brothers, Lester Brummettand Kyle Farrell; and sistersRoxie Jones and Carolyn Williams. Don is survived by his wife, Sylvia Brummett, ofBowling Green; son, DonaldLewis Brummett Jr., and hiswife, Cindy, of Okeechobee;daughter, Donna Mueller,and her husband, Joe, ofGainesville; brothers; GeraldBrummett, Alan Brummett,and Joe Farrell; sisters, GailFarrell and Patricia Thorn hill; and five grandchildren,Joseph Michael Mueller,Alyson Marie Mueller, Mar cella Lynn Mueller, GarrettLewis Brummett, and KatieCheyanne Brummett. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018,from 10-11 a.m., with serv ices following at 11 a.m., atThe First Baptist Church ofBowling Green with PastorScott Tharp officiating. Bur ial will follow in BowlingGreen Cemetery with Mili tary Honors. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION JUDGE: MARCUS J. EZELLE CASE NO.: 252018CP000028 IN RE: ESTATE OFGERALD J. PLOURDE, Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of GERALD J. PLOURDE,Deceased, File No.252018CP000028, is pending inthe Circuit Court for HardeeCounty, Florida, Probate Divi sion, the address of which is P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula,Florida 33873. The names andaddresses of the Personal Rep resentative and the PersonalRepresentative's attorney areset forth below.ALL INTERESTED PERSONSARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this no tice is served who have objec tions that challenge the validityof the Will, the qualifications ofthe Personal Representative,venue, or jurisdiction of thiscourt are required to file theirobjections with this CourtWITHIN THE LATER OF THREEMONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYSAFTER THE DATE OF SERVICEOF A COPY OF THIS NOTICEON THEM. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claimsor demands against Decedent'sestate on whom a copy of thisnotice is served within threemonths after the date of the firstpublication of this notice mustfile their claims with this CourtWITHIN THE LATER OF THREEMONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYSAFTER THE DATE OF SERVICEOF A COPY OF THIS NOTICEON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and persons havingclaims or demands against theDecedent's estate must file theirclaims with this Court WITHINTHREE MONTHS AFTER THEDATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS ANDOBJECTIONS NOT SO FILEDWILL BE FOREVER BARRED.The date of the first publicationof this Notice is August 23rd,2018.PAUL BENNETT SEUSY, P.A.Attorney for PersonalRepresentativeMailing Address:P.O. Box 230, Arcadia, FL 34265Physical Address:7 North Roberts Avenue,Arcadia, FL 34266863-491-7285 Office888-430-5940 FacsimilePaul Bennett Seusy, EsquireFlorida Bar No. 0690252Timothy J. PlourdePersonal Representative257 Shady HollowCasselberry FL 32707 8:23,30c ______________________________ Notices Cucumbers, Make Way for Summer Squash I vividly remember when I first fell in love with summersquash. My newly plantedkitchen garden was full of alltypes of herbs, tomatoes, pep pers and long, vibrant greensquash vines containing beau tiful, edible yellow flowers.The bell-shaped blossoms pre ceded an abundant crop ofsummer squash. We had somuch squash that I quicklylearned several delicious waysto prepare it. Summer squash are mem bers of the gourd family and in clude zucchini, cocozelle,yellow squash (crooked andstraight) and pattypan, alsocalled scalloped and scallopini.Summer squash is availableyear-round, but is best in thewarm months. The squashshould be harvested when therind is tender and the flesh issweet. To select the perfectsummer squash at the grocerystore, look for ones that aremedium-sized, with shiny, un blemished, slightly tenderrinds. The larger ones may befibrous with hard rinds andseeds, while the smaller onesmay not have developed muchflavor. Summer squash is very frag ile and should be handled withcare, as small punctures anddrops of water will lead todecay. They should be stored inthe vegetable bin of the refrig erator, unwashed and in a per forated plastic bag for no morethan 3-5 days. Wash the squashimmediately before cooking. Squash can be frozen, but itwill be soft, making it moresuitable for dishes likecasseroles where crispness isn'timportant. To prepare squashfor freezing, cut off both ends,and either cut it into cubes orslices. Blanch it for 2 minutesin hot water. You also canfreeze grated summer squash. Summer squash is low in calo ries, but the nutrients are in thepeel, so never peel summersquash. Squash is a goodsource of vitamin C, magne sium, vitamin A, dietary fiber,potassium, copper, folate,phosphorus, omega-3 fattyacids, vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-6, calcium, zinc, niacin andprotein. Squash is deliciously versa tile and can be prepared incasseroles, as croquettes, stir-fried, stuffed, baked, boiled orpickled, as outlined in this de licious recipe for Spicy Sum mer Squash RefrigeratorPickles or used as a "noodle" inmy Summer Squash NoodleSalad. Move over, cucumbers! Summer squash is in season! SPICY SUMMER SQUASH REFRIGERATOR PICKLES 9 sprigs fresh cilantro3 large cloves garlic, peeledand halved3 teaspoons mixed pepper corns1 1/2 teaspoons corianderseeds3 teaspoons crushed red pep per flakes1 1/2 pounds yellow squashand/or zucchini, sliced intothin rounds.1/3 cup thinly sliced sweetonion1 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar1 1/4 cup water2 teaspoons kosher salt2 1/2 tablespoons honey oragave syrup 1. In a large glass bowl that holds about 2 quarts, add the cilantro, garlic, peppercorns,coriander, red pepper flakes,zucchini and onion. Set aside. 2. In a small, non-corrosive saucepan over medium-highheat, bring vinegar, water, saltand honey to a boil. Pour hotmixture over contents in theglass bowl, pressing down onthe vegetables so that brinecovers them completely. Let itcool on the counter to roomtemperature. 3. Transfer the squash pick les and the rest of the ingredi ents into a 2-quart glass jarwith a tight-fitting lid. Coverand refrigerate for at least 4hours, or 2 days for maximumflavor. Keeps in refrigerator for2 months. Makes 6 cups. SUMMER SQUASH NOODLE SALAD This preparation for squash is a delicious change from agreen salad. It keeps well in therefrigerator and holds up to thesummer heat for backyardgatherings or picnics.For the vinaigrette:1/4 cup fresh lime juice3 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon honey or agavesyrup1 tablespoon apple cidervinegar3 tablespoons extra virginolive oil 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pep per 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper For the salad:3 medium-sized, yellow sum mer squash or green zucchini or a combination of both, 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 large tomato, cored and diced 1/2 purple onion, thinly sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen and thawed) 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzobeans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pep per 1. Rinse unpeeled squash or zucchini. Julienne using aknife, cut into strips using a Y-shaped peeler or into noodles using a spiralizer. 2. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl until well-com bined. Set aside. 3. In a large bowl, mix to gether the squash, bell pepper,tomato, onion, celery, corn,garbanzo beans, basil, parsley,salt and pepper. Drizzle the squash mixture with the vinai grette and toss together to coat.Cover and refrigerate to allow flavors to meld. Mix again be fore serving. Serves 6 to 8. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's au thor, culinary historian and theauthor of seven cookbooks. Hernew cookbook is "The KitchenDiva's Diabetic Cookbook."Her website is To see how-to videos,recipes and much, much more,Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Face book. Recipes may not bereprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis Kitchen Diva By Angela Shelf Medearis 1. Is the book of Lamenta tions in the Old or New Testa ment or neither? 2. From 1 Kings 3, who asked God, "Who is able tojudge this thy so great a peo ple"? Israelites, Elijah, Abra ham, Solomon 3. Who used the excuse, "My family is poor, and I amthe least in my father's house"?Aaron, David, Gideon, Jer oboam 4. From Exodus 2, who married the shepherd girl Zip porah? Samson, Daniel, Joel,Moses 5. Who was the mother of Ishmael? Tabitha, Hagar, Ruth,Mary 6. What was the homeland of Job? Thyatira, Ur, Corinth,Uz ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Solomon; 3) Gideon; 4)Moses; 5) Hagar; 6) Uz"Test Your Bible Knowledge,"a new book with 1,206 multi ple-choice questions by WilsonCasey, is now available instores and online. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey 1. What group wrote and released the 1979 song"Tragedy"? 2. Which duo released "Rainy Days and Mondays"? 3. Name the artist who cowrote and released "YouOught to Be with Me." 4. Who released "Runaway Child, Running Wild"? 5. Name the song that con tains this lyric: "Some peoplego around the world for love,But they may never find whatthey dream of." ANSWERS 1. The Bee Gees. The song went to No. 1 in the U.K. andthen did the same a month laterin the U.S. 2. The Carpenters, in 1971. The song was penned by thenunknowns Paul Williams andRoger Nichols, who went on towrite hits for many artists. 3. Al Green, in 1972, from his "Call Me" album. The songtopped the R&B chart and soldover a million copies. 4. The Temptations, in 1969. The song describes ayoung boy, alone and fright ened on the streets, and tellsthe boy to go home. 5. "What You Won't Do for Love," by Bobby Caldwell, in1978. Caldwell's record com pany went out of its way tohide the fact that he was ablue-eyed soul singer and re leased the record to R&B sta tions. The secret came out,however, when Caldwellstarted performing in public. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. 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A6 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 8:23p 8:23p NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District is propos ing to amend the followingrule(s): 40D-3.037, F.A.C. Rules, Publi cations and Agreements Incor porated by ReferenceThe purpose and effect of thisamendment is to update the Ap plication for a Water Well Con tractor’s License to conform tosection 373.323(3)(b)(1), F.S.,as amended in 2016.The Notice of Proposed Rule making appeared in the FloridaAdministrative Register, Vol. 44,No. 160, onAugust 16, 2018. A copy of theproposed rule can be viewed onthe District’s website at posed-rule-amendments.Pursuant to the provisions of theAmericans with Disabilities Act,any person requiring special ac commodations to participate inthis workshop/meeting is askedto advise the agency at least 5days before the workshop/meet ing by contacting: SWFWMDHuman Resources Office Chief,(352) 796-7211, ext. 4703; 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.4703; or toADACoordinator@WaterMat If you are hearing orspeech impaired, please con tact the agency using theFlorida Relay Service,1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or1(800)955-8770 (Voice).IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21DAYS OF THE DATE OF THISNOTICE, A HEARING WILL BESCHEDULED AND AN NOUNCED IN THE FAR.THE PERSON TO BE CON TACTED REGARDING THEPROPOSED RULES AND TOOBTAIN A COPY IS: James B.Fussell, Jr., Staff Attorney,SWFWMD, 7601 U.S. 301 North,Tampa, FL 33637, (813)985-7481, Ext. 2139 (J2018015-3). 8:23c First Football Friday Fun Zolfo Springs Elementary COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS LOTS OF LOCKS COURTESY PHOTOS Students in Chantelle Garcia’s first-grade class at North Wauchula Elementary par ticipated in a challenging breakout session in which they had to work in teams todecipher clues so that they could unlock the cases to solve a mystery. Did any ofthe studious sleuths succeed? You betcha! Are You Concerned Your Child Is Going Down The Wrong Path? DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE PREVENTION HELPLINE 1-866-757-0634


August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a Special Meeting Monday August 27, 2018 at 5:30pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held and any other business that may come before the Commission. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in volves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 8:23cNOTICENotice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has re ceived Environmental Resource permit application number 770101 from Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula, Inc., PO Box 9200, Sebring, Florida 33871. Application received: August 16, 2018. Proposed activity: commercial. Project name: Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula, renovation of an existing automobile deal ership facility. Building a new sales and service facility and additional parking lot. Project size: 4.3 acres Location: Section(s) 33, Township 33 South, Range 25 East, in Hardee County. Out standing Florida Water: no. Aquatic preserve: no. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at SWFWMD, 4601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of intended agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regulation Performance Management De partment, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the Districts website at The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Performance Management Department at (352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-1476, TDD only 1(800)231-6103. 8:23c ______________________________ N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252018CA000218 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY ROBERTS, et al., Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI CIARIES, DEVISEES, AS SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY ROBERTS Last Known Address: 3065 MAGNOLIA ST, ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890 PAUL R. ROBERTS Last Known Address: 4803 OAK CIR, SEBRING, FL 33870 8814 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY ROBERTS Last Known Address: 3065 MAGNOLIA ST, ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mort gage on the following described property: LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF HARDEE IN THE STATE OF FL PARCEL 1: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 6, BLOCK 14, WILLIAMS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, LESS THE SOUTHERLY 110 FEET THEREOF, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PARCEL 2: LOT 3 AND THE EAST 100 FEET TO LOT 6, BLOCK 14, WILLIAMS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 on or before Sept. 21, 2018, a date at least thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the (Please publish in THE HERALD ADVO CATE) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiff's attor ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a dis ability who needs assistance 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) 9558770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the court house as possible. Please be prepared to explain your func tional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 20 day of Au gust, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk8:23,30c __________________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 252018CP000081 IN RE: ESTATE OF WALTER MARVIN SMITH, DECEASED _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Es tate of Walter Marvin Smith, de ceased, whose date of death was July 10, 2018, is pending Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is Post Office Box 1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives Attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claim with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publica tion of this notice is August 16, 2018. DATED this 8th day of August, 2018. J. STEVEN SOUTHWELL, II 502 West Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 (863)773-4449 Phone Florida Bar # 869791 Attorney for Petitioners F.L Revell, Jr. Co-Petitioner Oneita Revell Co-Petitioner8:16,23c______________________________ Notices ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 252018CP000079 IN RE: ESTATE OF THE ESTATE OF MIN HAU WANG, Decedent. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Min Hau Wang, deceased, whose date of death was De cember 1, 2007, is pending in circuit court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress being 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. The names and address of the per sonal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims WITHIN THE LAT TER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE UPON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.703 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE SHALL BE FOREEVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABAOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS TIME-BARRED. The date of First Publication is August 16, 2018. Earl M. Johnson, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar Number 006040 Email: Post Office Box 40091 Jacksonville, FL 32203 904.356.5252 (telephone) 904.394.3288 (facsimile) Attorney for De Wei Han8:16,23c______________________________ Stump The SwamiBy John Szeligo Noles, Gators To Go 9-3 Well football fans, it is time to take a look at the ACC and SEC as we head into play for 2018. Will the Noles and Gators challenge in their respective conferences or will they just be competitive? The Noles and Gators both will enter the season with new coaches as well. What impact will the changes have on the teams? Both FSUs Willie Taggart and UFs Dan Mullen are proven coaches. Long-term success is probable. However, in the transition year look for improvement and some setbacks. Lets face it: Neither team looks to win their conference in 2018. Alabama and Georgia should dominate the SEC. Clemson is the clear power in the ACC with Miami in the mix. So, let us break down the year for each team from Florida and see what we can reasonably expect in the upcoming season. Florida Gators Sept. 1 Charleston Southern Tune up game and easy opener. UF 45 Charleston Southern 10 Sept. 8 Kentucky Not basketball. Easy win for the Gators. UF 33 Kentucky 13 Sept. 15 Colorado State Last game was a loss to Mar shall in a bowl. UF 41 Colorado State 14 Sept. 22 @ Tennessee Gators survive first road test. UF 31 Tennessee 24 Sept. 29 @ Mississippi State Bad homecoming for Mullen. Mississippi State 27 UF 21 Oct. 6 LSU Good that it is at home. UF 30 LSU 23 Oct. 13 @ Vanderbilt It is still just Vandy. UF 38 Vanderbilt 13 Oct. 27 Georgia Dawgs are the Kings of SEC East. Georgia 33 Florida 20 Nov. 3 Missouri Close win in the Swamp. UF 23 Missouri 20 Nov. 10 South Carolina Improved but Muschamp on sidelines. UF 31 South Carolina 24 Nov. 17 Idaho Easy game to get any injured players rested. UF 48 Idaho 13 Nov. 24 @ FSU Heartbreak at Doak. FSU 34 UF 31 Overall 9-3 Florida State Sept. 3 Virginia Tech Taggart opens successfully. FSU 31 Virginia Tech 27 Sept. 8 Samford Bobby Bowdens Alma Mater. FSU 56 Samford 13 Sept. 15 @ Syracuse Shouldnt be a problem. FSU 38 Syracuse 17 Sept. 22 Northern Illinois Patsy from the MAC. FSU 54 NIU 10 Sept. 29 @ Louisville Cards no trouble this year. FSU 38 Louisville 13 Oct. 6 @ Miami Nole heartbreak, Wide-Right? Miami 35 FSU 30 Oct. 20 Wake Forest Rebound win. FSU 44 Wake Forest 7 Oct. 27 Clemson Bad day for the Noles. Clemson 35 FSU 16 Nov. 3 @ North Carolina State Noles escape a real scare. FSU 34 North Carolina State 31 Nov. 10 @ Notre Dame You dont win at South Bend. Notre Dame 31 FSU 24 Nov. 17 Boston College Tough home win. FSU 24 Boston College 13 Nov. 14 Florida Thrilling win over UF. FSU 34 UF 31 Overall 9-3 The Other Florida Team The other Florida team, Miami, should go undefeated and face Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. The Canes only have three real football games all season. LSU in the opener, host FSU and a trap game at Virginia Tech are the only chal lenges. Canes should finish in the Top 10 in 2018. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateA new wave of telephone scammers targeted the city of Wauchula last week in an at tempt to bilk electric cus tomers. The fraudsters reportedly began their telephonic at tempts last Thursday. We have received several reports from customers today that have been contacted by unknown persons who are identifying themselves as representatives of the city of Wauchula Utility Depart ment, the city noted in an alert to customers last Thurs day morning. According to city officials, the scam artists reportedly advised customers their accounts were past due and if pay ment was not made within -60 minutes their power would be disconnected. The callers were also report edly altering their caller iden tification number. The phone calls even appear to be coming from the city of Wauchula office phone, the city noted. Utility officials are urging any customers to be wary of any collection calls. If you have any type of contact with these persons, do not provide them with any information and do not make any payment as they are not representatives of the city of Wauchula, it was noted. If you are in doubt, immediately hang up and contact customer service. It is also suggested that customers both residential and commercial ask to see photo identification of any person who claims to be a representative of the city that might come to their home or business. If in doubt, call law en forcement immediately, it was cautioned. Customers with any concerns or questions regarding their city of Wauchula account can call City Hall at 773-3131. Scammers Target City CustomersFlorida citrus growers now have an updated resource to help them keep groves produc tive despite the ever-present threat of Huanglongbing, the bacterial malady also known as HLB or citrus greening disease. Experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences have just completed a 180-page techni cal handbook, "Florida Citrus Production Guide 2018-2019." It debuted at the 2018 Citrus Expo in North Fort Myers late last week. The guide covers all aspects of grove establishment and management in Floridas cur rent growing environment, said Lauren Diepenbrock, an assistant professor of entomol ogy with the UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center in Lake Alfred. "HLB has imposed many changes on citrus production, and our goal was to gather all of the most important current information into one place," said Diepenbrock, one of three editors who coordinated the ef forts of 42 contributing authors who wrote, revised and up dated material for the 2018-19 guide. In addition to sections on grove establishment, nutrition, irrigation, pests and diseases, the guide features two new chapters this year, concerning cold protection and the Citrus Under Protective Screen sys tem used to grow high-value fruit for the fresh market. Diepenbrock notes that the guide also covers the new federally mandated Worker Pro tection Standards, which took full effect in January 2018. "Employers need to make sure they're in compliance, so we included material on that topic," she said. The editorial team hopes to receive feedback from growers about the new edition so that they can make improvements for the 2019-20 guide, ex pected next summer. A digital edition of the guide is available free of charge at the UF/IFAS Citrus Extension website.UF Launches New Citrus-Grower Guide C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g T T h h i i s s D D a a y y : : International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition Buttered Corn Day European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism Hug Your Sweetheart Day National Spongecake Day Ride the Wind Day Valentino Day Unless your car is amphibious, its probably best to slow down on wet roads.


A8 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 VOTEFORMYDADDY! David Horton for Hardee County Judge The RIGHT experience for Hardee Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Horton, nonpartisan candidate for Hardee County Judge. 8:23p ABOUT ME:Hardee County GraduateA.S. in Business AdministrationMember of First BaptistChurchGraduate of the Florida School of BankingBroker/Owner of Flores & Flores, Inc. Real Estate Broker ageExperienced Bank Loan OfficerWauchula Lions Club since1999, 2x PresidentWauchula Kiwanis Club since2012, Current PresidentServed on Hardee CountyParks and Recreation Commit tee, Current Chairman To the residents of Hardee County,I am a life-long resident ofHardee County and gradu ated as a Wildcat. I havecontinued my professionalcareer as a lender and realestate broker here locally. Ihave enjoyed helping fami lies purchase their homes,which is one of your largest investments. You trusted me with such a large decision,so now I am asking for yoursupport as your next HardeeCounty Commissioner forDistrict 2. I want to serve asyour voice for the future ofour county. I hope to bring afresh face with fresh ideas,to provide a better future forthe generations to come. Myparents have instilled con servative values and in tegrity, and as a Christian Ihave learned to think of oth ers before myself. Please VOTE for Noey A. Flores, a name that you can trust. Sincerely, NOEY A. FLORES FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 ON AUGUST 28 EARLY VOTING BEGINS AUG. 16 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Noey A. Flores, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District 28:23p WHERE IN THE WORLD? COURTESY PHOTO The children in Mary Idsardi’s second-grade class at North Wauchula ElementarySchool participated in a Geography Mystery Skype. They used Skype to see andspeak with a class whose state is on the Atlantic Ocean, on the Gulf of Mexico andin the Southeast. UNPACKED COURTESY PHOTO Ready to unload and distribute a cart full of backpacks at Bowling Green Elemen tary are (from left) Carey Crawford, Jonna Wolfe and Ginny Clancey. First UnitedMethodist Church donated these along with a variety of school supplies to helpkids start the new academic year off right. SUMMER STANDOUTS These North Wauchula Elementary School students committed to continued learn ing during summer vacation by tackling an I-Ready Summer Chal lenge. The su perstars completed five online reading and five online math lessons. The megastars completed 10 online reading and 10 online math lessons over the sum mer. Rewards included a variety of fun light-up prizes, because their future is so“bright.” COURTESY PHOTO


8:23c By GEORGEANNE PARISFor The Herald-Advocate Five students from Hardee Senior High School joined fel low STEM scholars from sur rounding counties at a Science,Technology, Engineering andMath camp at Florida GulfCoast University in FortMyers July 8-13. They were Zack Durastanti, Mariela Badillo, DaisyBadillo, Jace Bryan and EboniLamy. The camp was organized by the Heartland Education Con sortium, whose website ex plains they include DeSoto,Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High lands and Okeechobee coun ties. An excerpt from theConsortium’s mission explainsthey are a service organizationencouraging collaboration,sharing, and the development of programs supporting educa tional goals. Hardee County students were accompanied by AmyParis, who will begin her firstyear as a high school scienceteacher in August. Paris hastaught in the Hardee CountySchool District most of her ca reer. As a teacher at NorthWauchula Elementary School,Paris taught math and science. Paris explains the students had the opportunity to listen toprofessors, participate in groupprojects and experience sum mer fun throughout the week.They arrived July 8 where theymet other students attendingthe camp and got their firsttaste of college life. According to the camp’s schedule, lessons and activitiescovered a wide range of topics.Monday was spent on aspectsof software engineering andincluded a panel discussion.Other topics throughout theweek included environmentalengineering, bio-engineeringand civil engineering. Paris got to witness how stu dents used everyday objects totake a hands-on approach toapply the topics covered byprofessors. Bio-engineeringday’s activity was spent build ing a tool to stimulate a surgi cal device. The final day’s task was presented as a challenge to de liver a secret new instrumentfrom a fourth-floor window tostudents below. In reality,these amateur engineersworked hard to protect a water balloon on its trip to the side walk crew below. The waterballoon had to safely get into abox full of pins and needles.Paris reports all groups exe cuted the job successfully. A HHS senior in the fall, Zack Durastanti attended thecamp. When asked to describehis favorite aspect of the week,he said, “I would have to saythe complexity of the chal lenges.” He added, “Theywere very rigorous and, re quired heavy thinking. Its al ways fun to challenge yourbrain.” When students weren’t learning and working on proj ects with professors, they wereenjoying making fun summermemories. Spending time atthe pool on campus, watchingmovies in an on-campus the ater, and taking an outing to alocal minor league baseballgame. FGCU’s campus alsooffered paddle-boarding andkayaking along the beach. Paris says every day there were experts in admissions andfinancial aid speaking to stu dents. She said, “They did agood job encouraging studentsto seek higher education.” Sheadded their camp contact wasa college student double ma joring in civil and environmen tal engineering, somethingParis said many students neverrealized was a possibility forcollege students. Paris says, “Students re turned home with a new appre ciation and understanding ofall the facets of engineering.” 5 Hardee Students Visit FGCU for STEM Camp COURTESY PHOTO HHS student Zachary Durastanti and his teammatessuccessfully complete a structural engineering chal lenge to support five reams of paper using only drink ing straws and masking tape. August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9 DON’T DROWN! COURTESY PHOTO These students in Amy Franks' class at North Wauchula Elementary are intent on"saving Fred the Worm" from potential doom. Fred does not swim. Saving him fromdrowning is a team-building activity for the kids. Crop Update August 20, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 5.9 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 19, 2018. Precipitation esti mates ranged from trace amounts of rain in multiple locations to5.7 inches in Naples (Collier County). The average mean tem perature ranged from 78.9F in Ft. Pierce (St. Lucie County) to86.9F in Key West (Monroe County). Citrus: Temperatures remained seasonably warm in the cit rus growing region, with highs in the low to mid 90’s. Plant City (Hillsborough County) hit 96F, while Clermont (Lake County)reported a high of 95F. Last week continued to be drier across the peninsula, with variable amounts of rainfall being reportedin the citrus growing counties. The heaviest rainfall was in Ke nansville (Osceola County) at 2.55 inches, while Lakeland (PolkCounty) recorded the least with 0.25 inches. According to theAugust 16, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire citrus regionremained drought free. Favorable conditions persisted across the citrus growing re gion. Caretakers maintained normal spray schedules, while alsoherbiciding, mowing, and conducting general grove mainte nance. Fruit was sizing nicely in most areas, with fieldworkersreporting oranges about tennis ball size and grapefruit almost aslarge as softballs. Irrigation was reported in some areas that re ceived lower rainfall amounts. Tree condition remained good inwell cared for groves. Fruits and Vegetables: Vegetable growers continued to prepare land for fall vegetables and early plantings were under way. Some producers continued operating pumps to remove ex cess water from fields. Crops harvested included avocado, bittermelon, boniato, malanga, and okra. Livestock and Pastures: Excess rainfall in Taylor County negatively impacted. Many pastures could be seen with standingwater in low lying spots. beginning to have an Both cattle andpastures remained in good to excellent condition across the state. Field Crops: Hay and silage were cut when conditions were dry enough in Jackson, Levy, Polk, and Suwannee counties.Rain events hampered or delayed hay cutting in Lafayette andWashington counties. Corn harvesting was underway in Jacksonand Suwannee counties. Growers in Dixie and Jackson countiesexpressed concern about soil saturation ruining portions of thepeanut crop. Sugarcane continued to thrive.


A10 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 8:23c O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. Palmetto Open: 7 days (Yellow bldg. behind old carwash) NEW MACHINES • CLEAN • A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-0173 2:8tfc Notices ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 252018CA000250 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUST COMPANY, ASTRUSTEE FOR NOVASTARMORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST,SERIES 2007-2, NOVASTARHOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-RIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs.MELVIN J ALDERMAN A/K/AMELVIN J ALDERMAN SR. Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERSWHO MAY CLAIM AN INTERESTIN THE ESTATE OF BETTY WA TERS, DECEASED, whose residence is unknown ifhe/she/they be living; and ifhe/she/they be dead, the un known defendants who may bespouses, heirs, devisees,grantees, assignees, lienors,creditors, trustees, and all par ties claiming an interest by,through, under or against theDefendants, who are not knownto be dead or alive, and all par ties having or claiming to haveany right, title or interest in theproperty described in the mort gage being foreclosed herein.YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIEDthat an action to foreclose amortgage on the following prop erty: LOTS 1, 3 AND 5, BLOCK29 AND THE EAST 10 FEET OF THE PLATTEDALLEY LYING ADJACENTTO AND PARALLEL WITHLOTS 1, 3 AND 5, BLOCK29, TOWN OF FORTGREEN, AS SHOWN ONPLAT THEREOFRECORDED IN PLATBOOK 1, PAGES 2-13 AND2-14, PUBLIC RECORDSOF HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA.THE S 1/2 OF STEWARTSTREET LYING NORTHOF LOT 1 AND THAT PARTOF THE S 1/2 OF STEW ART STREET LYINGNORTH OF THE EAST 10FEET OF THE ALLEYLYING ADJACENT TOAND PARALLEL WITHLOTS 1, 3 AND 5, ALL INBLOCK 29, TOWN OFFORT GREEN, AS SHOWNON PLAT THEREOFRECORDED IN PLATBOOK 1, PAGES 2-13 AND2-14, HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you andyou are required to serve a copyof your written defenses, if any,to it on counsel for Plaintiff,whose address is 6409 Con gress Ave., Suite 100, BocaRaton, Florida 33487 on or be fore Setember 14, 2018/(30 daysfrom Date of First Publication ofthis Notice) and file the originalwith the clerk of this court eitherbefore service on Plaintiff's at torney or immediately thereafter;otherwise a default will be en tered against you for the reliefdemanded in the complaint orpetition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the sealof this Court at Hardee County,Florida, this 13th day of August,2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: J. Wingo DEPUTY CLERK 8:16,23c __________________________________ By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate An inmate being treated at the local hospital tried to wresthis way out of custody, theHardee County Sheriff’s Of fice alleged. Dennis Rosado, 39, of 3153 Edwards Peace Dr., Wauchula,had found himself incarceratedthe night before, after al legedly arguing with and grab bing his former girlfriend, areport filed by Dep. CierraJohnson said. The woman, who said the two had been living togetheruntil she “put him out of thehome,” called authorities tosay Rosado had come home,initiated an argument in yard,and grabbed her when she triedto go inside. She sustained scratches on her hand and arm, the deputycharged. Rosado was taken into cus tody, but fought his trip to theHardee County Jail, the reportwent on to indicate. While in the back seat of the patrol car, Rosado allegedlyslipped his handcuffed hands from behind his back to underhis feet and to the front of hisbody. Then, Johnson de scribed, he began pulling onthe window bars and demand ing to be let out of the vehicle. Further, she charged, Rosado turned around in theseat and rammed the back win dow with his head. Johnson said she stopped the vehicle and, with the assis tance of Det. Lyle Hart, tried torestrain Rosado from harminghimself or damaging the vehi cle. He allegedly fought the of ficers, trying to pull away andrefusing to follow orders. He was Tased before being successfully restrained andtransported to jail. But the following day, ac cording to a report filed byHart, Rosado allegedly at tempted to flee from a trans port officer while being takenback to the jail following amedical visit to Florida Hospi tal Wauchula. Rosado, he alleged, pushed the officer from the vehicle’sdoor area and managed to getas far as the rear quarter panel before the officer regainedcontrol of him. In all, Rosado faces charges of battery and resisting an of ficer without violence in theincident on Tuesday of lastweek; and escape, battery onan officer, and resisting an of ficer without violence from thehis alleged actions on Wednes day of last week. Hardee County Jail Inmate Accused Of Escape Attempt Rosado By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate Every parent’s dream – a college student looking for ajob to help pay tuition – turnedinto a small nightmare for onelocal family. The Hardee County Sher iff’s Office has reported a newscam, which replicates a col lege’s in-house email domainin an attempt to trick studentsinto sending money for a job. In a case handled by Dep. Cierra Johnson, a Wauchulastudent of Florida Gulf CoastUniversity was contacted viawhat appeared to be the col lege’s email board and told aposition was available. The email came from “Abby Lewis” at am lewis6194@ the deputy noted. The girl, who said the school often sends out informationalemails to students looking for local job opportunities, saidshe applied for the job. Soon,she received a phone call fromthe alleged company sayingthe job was hers and giving herinstructions for her employ ment. She would need to buy four Apple iTunes cards, she wastold. The girl did so.Then, according to John son’s report, the “company”asked her to send photographsof the backs of the cards sothat the barcodes could be re trieved. Again, the girl did as in structed. But, she told the deputy, after that, she was no longerable to get in contact with thecompany, by phone or email. Johnson said the student also gave the company her per sonal bank account informa tion. The account was overdrawn by $200 for the iTunes cardsand $15 for an overdraft fee. And, it won’t be reimbursed by the bank, the deputy noted,as the girl had physically pur chased the cards herself. The bank account has been closed. And a lesson learned, and shared with others. Scam Targets College Kids Don’t Be Left Out! HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM


Hardee County School Board Annual Report 2017-2018Florida Statute 1008.25(8) requires that each district school board must annually report to the parent of each student the progress of the student toward achieving state and district expectations for proficiency in English Language Arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. The district school board must report to the parent the students results on each statewide, standardized assessment. The evaluation of each stu dents progress must be based upon the students classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments, and other relevant information. Progress reporting must be provided to the parent in writing in a format adopted by the district school board.Elementary It is the principal's responsibility to determine the promotion of a student based upon information from the faculty, administrative staff, and other information which may be available. The decision will be based upon, but not limited to, the factors outlined below: The ability to apply academic skills in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as indicated on the Pupil Report Card for the appropriate elementary grade The students specific level of performance relating to the Florida Standards in English Language Arts, and Mathematics or the specific levels of performance on statewide assessments, as deter mined by the Florida Commissioner of Education. (F.S. 1008.25) It is the intent of the Legislature that each students progression from one grade to another be determined, in part, upon satisfactory performance in English Language Arts, Social studies, Science, and Mathematics; that district school board policies facilitate student achievement; that each student and his or her parent be informed of that students academic progress; and that students have access to educational options that provide academically challenging coursework or accelerated instruction. Good cause exemptions for grade 3 students are limited to the following: The district school board may only exempt students from mandatory retention, as provided in paragraph (5)(b), for good cause. A student who is promoted to grade 4 with a good cause exemption shall be provided intensive reading instruction and intervention that include specialized diagnostic information and specific reading strategies to meet the needs of each student so promoted. The school district shall assist schools and teachers with the implementation of reading strategies for students promoted with a good cause exemption which research has shown to be successful in improving reading among students who have reading difficulties. Good cause exemptions are limited to the following: 1. Limited English proficient students who have had less than 2 years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages program based on the initial date of entry into a school in the United States. 2. Students with disabilities whose individual education plan indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program is not appropriate, consistent with the requirements of s. 1008.212. 3. Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an alternative standardized reading or English Language Arts assessment approved by the State Board of Education. 4. A student who demonstrates through a student portfolio that he or she is performing at least at Level 2 on the statewide, standardized English Language Arts assessment. 5. Students with disabilities who take the statewide, standardized English Language Arts assessment and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received intensive instruction in reading or English Language Arts for more than 2 years but still demonstrates a deficiency and was previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3. 6. Students who have received intensive reading intervention for 2 or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 for a total of 2 years. A student may not be retained more than once in grade 3. 7. Students who have received intensive remediation in reading or English Language Arts for 2 or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 for a total of 2 years. Intensive instruction for students so promoted must include an altered instructional day that includes specialized diagnostic information and specific reading strategies for each student. The district school board shall assist schools and teachers to implement reading strategies that research has shown to be successful in improving reading among low-performing readers.[Section 1008.25(6)(b)6, F.S.] Junior High School General requirements for middle grades promotion. In order for a student to be promoted to high school from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the student must successfully complete the following courses: Three middle grades or higher courses in English Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science; and One course in career and education planning (1003.4156 F.S.). High School Promotion/Grade Classification High School, 9-12. To be classified as a high school FRESHMAN, a student must have been assigned to the ninth grade by his/her Junior High School principal. Zero Grade Progression For the first three years a student is in high school, the student will advance from one grade level designation to the next based upon completion of a school year of attendance. This will be known as the zero progression plan, whereby a student begins high school as a freshman, the second year of high school attendance will carry a designation of sophomore, the third year of high school attendance will carry the designation of junior. The student will then remain at the junior designation until the student has met the grade level clas sification to be a senior, as indicated in the Student Progression Plan for the appropriate graduating class. This policy will be effective as of 2010 provided that the student has participated in the required state assessment for grades nine and ten. To be classified as a SENIOR, a student must have earned a total of seventeen (17) credits. Senior status privileges will be dependent upon the students possibility of graduating during that school year. Any student who has been denied credit in a class for attendance purposes will receive an F as a final grade. Should a student achieve a sufficient number of credits at mid-year, his/her class standing will not change until the beginning of the next school year unless his/her status is affected in regard to graduation or FCAT testing. Maximum Age If a student cannot graduate before he/she reaches the age of twenty, he/she must enroll in the adult education GED program to finish his/her education, unless the Superintendent approves an exception because of extenuating circumstances. 8:23c Grade Number Percentage Exemption Code Number Grade Number Percentage K 49 11.3% 1 0 3 174 42.8% 1 16 4.0% 2 5 4 214 49.5% 2 11 2.5% 3 25 5 204 48.7% 3 10 2.3% 4 0 6 231 57.9% 4 1 <1% 5 10 7 249 61.8% 5 1 <1% 6 0 8 213 56.2% 6 4 1% 7 3 9 197 57.4% 7 6 1.5% 10 226 64.2% 8 2 <1% 9 0 0 10 0 0 Retentions 3rd Grade Good Cause Promotions Grade 3-10 Performing at Level 1 & 2 on FSA ELA 2017-18 Data for Hardee District Schools As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula Just a reminder of how my ancestors, the savages, were treated. You can own a coat, a suit, a car or boat and a million other things. You cannot own your house. Even if you pay cash it will never by yours. Just don't pay the taxes for five years, and it will be owned by your government for less than $800. Back up! Who sold it to them? No one. It was stolen. Since its creation God gave us dominion over this land and all the animals that live on it. The Norwegian adventurer never tried to steal any part of it. He stopped off near Manhattan and replenished his food and fresh water from the native farmers (called savages 400 years later) and hunters. There is no federal holiday for him. There is for Columbus who never set foot on this soil. The white Europeans came and fought each other over land not theirs. Their kings and queens gave land grants to land they had never seen or bought. Then these countries---England, France and Spain--pushed and killed their way west to steal all from the natives they called savages because they did not wor ship like the whites did. Today these Europeans still posses the land but have no kings and have dozens of religions or ways of worship. They are not called savages. If you are caught with stolen property, by your law, what they do with it is without any compensation to you. By your own laws, you are compelled to give it back! That's your law! Should it be mine, too? Enough of the Indian inside of me. Looking back to January 1977 when my father was placed beside my mother and her par ents, that was not a funeral but a celebration of life, and my Dad continues to live on. Born in 1894, decorated in the "war to end all wars" in 1917 with his right kneecap being blown off, he had every right to be an angry veteran, but that is not our style. Wounded 300 yards from a Red Cross station (their version of a MASH Unit) that would not take him in for treatment, then carried most of the 17 miles to Paris on the back of his captain and being charged $1 for a pack of cigarettes. He did not rely on self-pity. His philosophy was don't get angry when done wrong. Just bypass them and continue on a good path. He taught us to laugh through adversity. It makes you feel better and messes with the heads of those who tried to put you down. During the Depression my siblings did not go hungry, though they recall nights when Mom and Dad said they weren't hungry, go ahead and eat. Working always, some on crutches, some with a cane, but we always got by. Moneywise I don't know if we were rich or poor, but mentally and spiritually we were millionaires. Oh, no, things were never perfect. Mom and Dad were as opposite as night and day. Mom never had anything good to say at first. It was always bad. In all my life I heard Dad swear one time, and he immediately apolo gized and asked forgiveness. I never heard him say anything evil of anyone. Mom held the purse strings, but Dad always had a way to keep money enough in his pocket if we needed anything. (One of my brothers said if something cost $10, he would tell Mom $15. I heard her tell him one time to bring the receipt. He replied we operate 50/50, and when he paid it he threw the receipt in the garbage. I suppose he still lives in me. I never keep receipts. It has cost me a few times, but I still don't. Like Dad, I will give my last dime to someone in need. I came into this world broke. I'll leave it that way also. In the roughest of times Dad held everything together, but Mom gave all the property to my oldest brother. In eight years he lost it all. It had been in the Phillips name since the 1790s. Dad lives on. I see it in each one of us. There are three of us left, 94, 90 and 82. This era is coming to a close. Boys will be boys! My grandmother was a charter member of Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church. No piano, no electricity (or oil lights). Instead of 7-shape music we use now, they sang using 4-shape music, and if three preachers were there, all spoke which means 2 or 3 o'clock getting out. Kids get bored and restless. My brothers and sister went out side to sit in our old '32 Essex automobile. It started off in the shade, but the sun had started putting out a lot of heat so the boys were going to move the car into the shade. They forgot a few very important items. The car was facing uphill, and that thing was made of U.S. steel, half as heavy as a small tank. The boys were going to push. Sis was to steer. Neither was successful. Bracy took it out of gear, and it began rolling backward to a gully. The car hit a young tree two feet lower than it was. It appeared the car was not hurt, but the same can't be said for Bracy and Ewart when Dad got them home. More boys will be boys! In the 1940s a lot of people rode wagons or buggies to church and tied them up where they would be shaded. The month before, the boys put our car's rear end into a tree. They did not mess with the car this time, but being bored was still the prime interest of three rambunctious boys. What would they do for two hours? Just then Ewart's friend came out bored. It didn't take long for four boys to think of something. All those wagons and buggies had a wheel wrench in a box under the seat. The owner would hear a wheel start squeaking. He would take the wheel wrench, loosen the nut almost off, then pack wheel grease on the axle and re-tighten the wheel nut. Greasing a wheel is not what the boys planned. They loosened one nut. They did not see what did happen, but at school the next day they heard that Mr. So-and-So had an accident on the way home from church. BUYING VEGETABLES Expert Tip: When it comes to picking out vegetables, a good rule of thumb is that they feel heavy for their size and are moist (but not wet or sticky). Because vegetables are largely composed of water, this applies to all vegetables even those as little and light as mushrooms. As their moisture evaporates, vegetables become lighter and drier, losing flavor, weight and succulence. If you're surprised at how light something is when you pick it up, you may well be holding a vegetable with a hollow center or dryish flesh. Deborah Madison, cookbook author For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at ecipes/.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11


–H ARDEE L IVING – PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Hardee Property Appraiser Kathy Crawford spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club onTuesday, Aug. 14, at Java Cafe about State Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2 thatwill be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Amendment 1 will allow a third homestead exemption(up to $25,000) if your assessed value is between $100,000 and $125,000 (does notinclude school millage) and would take effect in 2019 if approved. Crawford saidthe County Commission has 1,218 affected homes with a potential tax decrease of$218,000 (which would be made up by the Florida Legislature since Hardee is aneconomically challenged county). The cities, however, would not be re-compen sated by the state, with Wauchula (97 affected homes) losing $10,000 in tax rev enue, Bowling Green (26 homes) losing $3,000, and Zolfo Springs (18 affectedhomes) losing $2,000 in tax revenue if the measure is approved state-wide. Amend ment 2, if approved, would make permanent the cap of 10 percent on annual non-homestead parcel assessment increases set to expire on Jan. 1, 2019. The capdoes not apply to school district taxes. Non-homestead parcels include secondhomes, rental apartments, commercial property and vacant land. From left areKathy Crawford, Sara Lopez and club president Noey Flores. AMENDMENTS 1 & 2 PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Georgeann Singletary, tobacco prevention specialist with Tobacco Free Hardee,spoke to the Wauchula Lions Club on Thursday, Aug. 16, at Java Cafe. She said alot of people are using e-cigarettes, including young children. She said liquid nico tine is considered a pesticide poison and can be dangerous to humans. In Novem ber 2006 Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment to establish atobacco education and prevention program using a percentage of the state's to bacco settlement fund. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventabledeath and disease. In Florida about 32,300 adults die annually from smoking. Smok ing causes premature death and $8.6 billion in medical costs in Florida each year.The adult smoking rate was 21 percent in 2006 and fell to 15.8 percent by 20015.The youth smoking rate decreased from 10.6 percent in 2006 to 3 percent in 2016.Since 2007 about 188,000 Floridians have successfully quit tobacco with one ofTFF's free tools and services. The local health department is located at 115 K.D.Revell Rd. in Wauchula. From left are new Lions Club member Marcus Conerly,Georgeann Singletary and club president David Horton. TOBACCO FREE HARDEE PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Hardee High School head coach Brian Kemp spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Java Cafe. The 2003 HHS graduate enters his third year as head coach here. The first two years resulted in district championships and losses in thefirst round of the state playoffs. Kemp expects the 2018 wildcats to be his best team.There are 16 seniors among the varsity's 39 players. A key strength is the offensiveline. James Pearson is the quarterback, a transfer from Sebring. Pearson has astrong throwing arm. Randy McLeod and Matt Tyson are key players. The Cats havea good kicking game. Last year's team finished 7-4, including an 8-7 upset loss toBradenton Bayshore. Ticket prices have been raised from $5 to $6. The regular sea son opens Friday at Fort Meade. Kemp said the team has three good runningbacks, including DeSoto transfer Ellis Hodges. From left are club vice presidentKyle Long, Brian Kemp and Michael Kelly. Last Friday in the Kickoff Classics Hardeedefeated Port Charlotte 20-16 and the Miners trounced Celebration. WILDCAT FOOTBALL REPORT What were Hardee Countiansthinking and talking about inthe 1960s, or maybe the ‘30s?Each issue, we will revisit thatcorresponding week and yearin a decade past, using oldcopies of The Florida Advo cate, the Hardee County Her ald or The Herald-Advocate.This week, the decade of … The ‘50s Aug. 22, 1958 Fresh Fish: The Hardee County Elks Lodge held itsfirst Fishathon at Rock Lake,where over 180 kids partici pated in the event. Getting theprize for the smallest fish wasa one-ounce perch caught byCharles Long. Holding the fishis Bobby Morris while Longhelps Merle Choate hold uphis fish, a three-pound, six-ounce bass, the largest onecaught. –––––– Moonshine: A second moonshine still has been con fiscated within the last month by law enforcement. The 560-gallon still was located in aswamp near Payne’s Creekand had apparently not beenused in a month, noted SheriffOdell Carlton. He added that ithad been taken apart and hid den for safekeeping but theowners were nowhere to befound. –––––– Runaway: A 15-year-old Wauchula boy has been turnedover to juvenile authoritiesafter being apprehended at hissister’s home. The boy hadtaken his brother-in-law’s carand run a stop sign, goingabout 70 miles per hour forthree miles, leading law offi cers on a wild chase. The boythen pulled over on the side ofa narrow dirt road and aban doned the car, taking to thewoods on foot. –––––– Wash Day: This new 1958 Maytag washing machine canbe found at Reif Hardware andbe delivered for only $6.95.“Only Maytag is guaranteedrustproof … made possible bynew process zinc-treated cabi nets.” This new and exclusiveedition comes with a lint filteragitator. Call 3-6331 to pur chase your Maytag washernow. –––––– Jeepers! Grimsley Motors is advertising some of the best vehicles around. “A test drivewill prove why ‘Jeep’ vehicles will do your jobs better!”Models include forward con trol Jeep trucks, universalJeeps and Jeep utility wagons.Grimsley also encourages cus tomers to tune in to “Maver ick” on channels 9 and 38,Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Decades MONDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, Wildcat Scone,french toast sticks, fruit andmilk Lunch: hot dog (k-12), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pin wheel (k-12), cheeseburger (6-12), pan pizza (6-12), bakedbeans (k-12), cucumber slices,ham & cheese salad, gardensalad (6-12), fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, eggs w/cheese &bacon, pancake balls, juice,fruit and milk Lunch: cheese pizza (k-12), PB&J (k-12), turkey sub (k-12),chicken sandwich (6-12), spicychicken sandwich (6-12), car rot sticks (k-12), mashed pota toes (k-12), tuna salad w/eggs,garden salad (6-12), fruit andmilk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, omelet, bananabread, fruit and milk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), PB&J (k-12), beef/beanburrito (k-12), Swan’s FrenchBread pizza, fajita chickensalad, broccoli, green beans (k-12), garden salad (6-12), fruitand milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, donut holes, chickenbiscuit, fruit and milk Lunch: pasta w/meat sauce (k-12), PB&J (k-12), cobb chicken salad, stuff crust pizza(k-5), Big Daddy pizza (6-12),chicken nuggets (6-12), buf falo chicken chunks (6-12),celery (k-12), garden salad (k-12), corn (k-12), fruit and milk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, breakfast tornado,pumpkin bread, fruit and milk Lunch: yogurt, muffin plat ter, chicken sandwich (k-12),PB&J (k-12), chicken & cheesetaquito (k-12), calzone cheese (6-12), french fries (k-12), coleslaw (k-12), fruit and milk School Menu Stacy Neff Westbrook and Steven Lee Medrano, both ofWauchula, announce their en gagement and upcoming mar riage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Henry and DonnaNeff of Fort Meade. She is a1998 graduate of Fort MeadeMiddle-Senior High School,and is currently employed atFirst National Bank of Wauchula. The prospective groom is the son of Alfred Medrano andBetty Wilson of Wauchula. Heis a 2007 graduate of HardeeSenior High School, and isemployed at American Con struction & Engineering. Plans are being finalized for a Saturday, Sept. 15, weddingceremony at Hardee LakesPark. Stacy Neff To Become The Bride Of Steven Medrano COURTESY PHOTO Steven Medrano and Stacy Neff COURTESY PHOTOS Bishop Mark Anthony Hemm (above) of House ofPraise in Bowling Green has been attending classes atKingdom Life University in St. Petersburg for the pasttwo years, and will be graduating on Sept. 2. Dr. JerryBrandt of the university will be at the church to performthe graduation ceremony, presenting Hemm with a de gree in biblical studies, and the Sunday morning serv ice. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will follow.The public is welcome to attend. House of Praise is lo cated at 3920 Murray Road. GRADUATION SERVICE Don’t Be Left Out! HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM A12 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018


Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 –H ARDEE L IVING – Greetings from Fort Green!First item of importance is the benefit this Saturday at Fort Green Baptist Church forTracy and Elizabeth Powell. There is a meal ofchicken and dumplings with all the trimmingsfrom 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a donation of $7, fol lowed by a concert at 6 by Gulf State Quartet.I hear Lee Chancey’s band will be also playing,plus some of the church members singing. Alove offering will be accepted. Tracy is havingproblems with his “ticker,” which is a very im portant part of our bodies. Hope to see youthere. Second important thing, Sunday was Faye Chancey’s birthday and the date the papercomes out is my daughter, Avie Eures’, adop tion birthday! I know her actual birthday is im portant, but the day we drove to Lakeland topick her up at the Children Home Society ofFlorida is the most memorable to me. I am sothankful we were approved to receive her! Mike Roberts is still filling in at Fort Green while we search for a pastor. If you have notheard him in some time, come out and join usat any of the Sunday services. I saw John Roy Gough last Friday night at the Pioneer Restaurant and he said his daugh ter, Jessica, was in Mayo in Jacksonville on theliver transplant list, along with another prob lem. Please remember her in special prayer. Also at the restaurant were the usual Friday night crowd: Pat Gugle, Kay Patarini, JackieLong, and Lucy Crawford was visiting them.Greg and Shuree Rawls said they were prettyregular Friday nights along with Mitzi Griceand Bob. We only go when Sherman gets theurge for whole catfish! It was good to see Pat at Sunday School. She will celebrate her birthday on Friday, and al ready has several dates planned to celebrate. Itold her to take Tylenol Arthritis and kick herheels up! She does remarkably well. They announced at church last Sunday morning the Sheltons will be at Fort Green onSunday, Sept. 2, during the 11 o’clock service.Please try and attend. We have quite a lot on our prayer list: Tina Owens cannot drive anymore and that puts theend on her attending church. Ken Oden ishome, but has no energy. Sherry Fleming isback in the hospital. Gloria Dupree is still inthe hospital in Wauchula receiving therapy.Sam Rawls is out of the hospital and will gettherapy at home. John Terrell, I believe, is stillin the hospital. I stopped in to see him on Fri day but he was out but would be back beforethe day was over. Mary Samuels is still inHardee Manor. Diane Lamb is still sick. Persh ing Platt is in the Wauchula hospital. Pleasepray for all of these. An interesting bit of information about Per shing: Most young couples sit close togetherwhen they are dating or for a year or two aftergetting married, but few sit close together their entire married life. Pershing and Pudd do, andthat is possibly one of the reasons they cele brated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug.15. They were in the hospital and the staffbrought them a bouquet of flowers with a“Happy Anniversary” balloon. I think they area couple to be admired! Randy and Mary Perry are doing well. He will preach Saturday and Sunday at theWimauma sing on Labor Day weekend. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Rose Mary and Joe Gicker on the death of her niece.She was in a bad car accident. Terri Miller had a big shower last Saturday and received oodles of nice gifts, includingsome Pioneer Woman items. I had never heardof “Pioneer Woman,” so you can see how farbehind I am. I was told it is a great televisionshow on cable, which we discontinued sometime back. We get plenty of Western movies onregular television with an outside antenna. My giant guava tree is trying to give up the ghost. I don’t know if guavas get a disease likethe avocados did or not. Many a person hascome to the house to pick guavas. ChristineMurdock and Martha Williams were regularsevery year, and Connie Coker came and thenwhen Christine was not able, she picked themfor her mother. Good memories. Now I am in the process making jam. We have a tree in the grove that produces real largeguavas and they seem to be as good as my oldstandby. The way I got my tree was NellieLocke, sister-in-law of Don Watson, had plentyand gave it to me. I did not like anything butcobbler, and threw all the insides with the peel ings in the yard and they produced the deli cious guavas. I have never liked to eat them butlike the results when you cook. That was the same way I got my delicious avocado tree. I had tried rooting in a glass ofwater with toothpicks in it and never was ableto get a tree. I just threw a seed in the yard and,amazing, got the best fruit you had ever eaten.But it got hit by the bug and bit the dust twoyears ago. We wanted it to live so bad, therewas a man in Fort Meade that was giving themshots but they did not help my tree, and after$500 I did not have the money to keep trying! My daughter’s cousin, Brenda, actually Allen’s first cousin, made her a coconut cakelast week and we were the recipients of a cou-ple of pieces. It looked like the kind Sherman’smama always made for him. Good eating andmore good memories. We had a special duet at church last Sunday night. Gracelyn and Colby Harrison sang“Jesus Loves Me” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Lit tle Star.” They are the adorable children ofAshlee and Jamie Harrison and grandchildrenof Connie and Bud Abbott, who were in atten dance. Please remember to pray for each other and our nation. Happy belated birthday “95” to Grandma Bertha Mar tin, which was Sunday, Aug.12. She celebrated with all herchildren. Deepest sympathy to the family of Quinton Brown, whopassed on Friday while in thehospital in Virginia. Prayers toIrene B. Bailey and family inBowling Green. Wednesday evening the 15th, the Bowling GreenCemetery meeting was at theNew Life Deliverance PowerOutreach Fellowship Building.Election of officers are: JarvisRobinson, president; NikkiRivers, secretary; MichelleBrown, treasurer; and JaKevisBrown, media. Board mem bers are: Chester Grove MBChurch, Shirley B. Tucker;Greater MPB Church, BarbaraBarnes; St. John AME Church,Linda Roberson; and New LifeOP Outreach Ministries,Shuwanda Lemaine. Next meeting will be Sept. 10. All are welcome. The careand upkeep are very important.We care where your loved oneremains. Your help is needed.The board will meet on Sept.7. Don’t forget to go vote at your assigned precinct on theday of the Primary Election. Ifyou missed the early time tovote or vote by mail balloting,please remember to go vote onTuesday anytime from 7 7 p.m. Early Voting is now through this Saturday at the HardeeCounty Public Library. Charlie Benson was in the hospital last week at LakelandRegional Medical Center. Heis now at home recovering. It’s football time again! The Hardee varsity football teamwon the game last Fridayevening, the Wildcats vs. PortCharlotte High School Pirates.Hardee won 20-16. Theevening started off hot, sunshining down, but later it wasgreat; no rain at the game. Hardee Varsity Wildcat Football has an away non-con ference game to meet the FortMeade Miners tomorrow (Fri day) at 7:30 p.m. All roadslead to Fort Meade and EmoryC. Lamb Stadium at Frank S.Battle Field, 700 EdgewoodDr. N. This will be Fort Meade’s opening to its regular seasonthis Friday against the HardeeWildcats. Fort Meade won big,56-24, over Celebration in apre-season Kickoff Classic atEmory Lamb Stadium. Congratulations and best wishes to Terri Miller and yourupcoming husband on yourblessed day. Best wishes toboth of you. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Eugene Hol limon, pastor, rendered serv ices in Arcadia last Fridayevening during Pastor MichaelRedmon Sr.’s third annual an niversary of Shiloh MBChurch. 4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 8:23c Heartland Pharmacy “We put our into our service” DON’T LET YOUR INSURANCE CHOOSE YOUR PHARMACY, CALL US! We take all Rx Insurance including Medicare Part D, Tricare, Express Scripts, Medco, CVS Caremark, Medicaid, & Many More. Free Delivery • Fast & Friendly Service Certified Mastectomy Fitter Certified Diabetic Shoes Fitter Medical Equipment & Supplies 116 Heartland Way • Wauchula • (863) 767-8920 Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm • Saturday 9 am to 1 pm8:23c Bowling Green City Man ager Jerry Conerly on Tuesday,Aug. 14, presented to the CityCommission a letter of retire ment, effective May 29, 2019,or earlier if a new city manageris hired. Conerly, who lives in Wauchula and is a formerWauchula City Council andcity administrator, said he hasenjoyed being city manager forthe past six years and hasstayed longer than he plannedbecause of various projects un derway. Commissioner Shirley Tucker told Conerly "thankyou" for his service. "The cityis looking great, doing great,but I understand families comefirst." Mayor Sam Fite told The Herald-Advocate Tuesday,“We were surprised, and wewould like to thank Jerry forhis service and filling theneeds of the city as the citymanager. We wish him well inhis retirement and best wishesto him and Vickie as she retiresnext year as well.” Below is his letter to com missioners of his planned re tirement:"Commissioners: "When I came to work for the City of Bowling Green sixyears ago, I thought that mywork here would be finished inthree years. Although accom plishing my initial goals tooklonger than expected, the mainreason that three years haveturned into six is that I love myjob and the people I work with.To be able to say that I love myjob is truly a blessing fromGod and I thank Commis sioner Durastanti for makingthat phone call that brought mehere. "I have previously given thought to when I might de cide to leave Bowling Greenbut, with so many projectsgoing on and being planned, adefinite time was never clearto me. Now it is. My son andhis family will be moving toCharlotte, North Carolina nextsummer and Vickie and I willneed more flexibility in ourschedules to allow us to travelmore. For that reason, I've de cided to submit my resignationas City Manager effective May29, 2019 or whenever a newCity Manager is hired,whichever occurs first. "I want to thank each of you and my previous City Com missioners for being so posi tive thinking and supportive ofmy plans and projects for theCity. Serving the City ofBowling Green has been veryrewarding for me because Icame here to help revitalizeBowling Green and together,we have done that. If you, asthe leadership of the City, don'tlose your vision of progress, great things are ahead for theCity of Bowling Green and I,along with each of you, willtake pride in your progress. "One more thing; your em ployees in every departmentare hardworking, dedicated,and work together as a team.Your City Clerk, Chief of Po lice, Public Works, and Physi cal Environment Supervisorsare exceptional in both theirskill levels and work ethicsand they, as well as all of theother employees, should begreatly appreciated. "Working for the City of Bowling Green has been aprivilege for me and I thankyou for allowing me to be apart of your transformation." SincerelyJerry Conerly Bowling Green City Manager Jerry Conerly To Retire In '19 Jerry Conerly Don’t Be Left Out! 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A14 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 8:23p 1. LITERATURE: In Shakespeare's "Macbeth," whoorders the deaths of Lady Mc Duff and her children? 2. GAMES: How much does it cost to land on the In come Tax square in the gameof Monopoly? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the official language of An gola? 4. LANGUAGE: What is the professional name of a per son who makes arrows for aliving? 5. MYTHOLOGY: What is a gorgon? ANSWERS 1. Macbeth2. $200 or 10 percent of your worth 3. Portuguese (it was a colony of Portugal) 4. A fletcher5. Gorgons have hair made of serpents and can turn any one who looks at them tostone. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez bats were not anything to play with,” he said. No live bats have been found inside the courthouse, and the situation seems to havebeen confined to the attic. A professional consulting firm will take var ious air-quality samples on the third floor of thecourthouse and in the attic. McKibben said he is concerned about histo plasmosis, which is an infection caused bybreathing in spores of a fungus often found inbird and bat droppings. It is most commonlytransmitted when these spores become airborne,often during cleanup or demolition projects. The consulting firm will also instruct county staff how to properly clean up the mess the batsleft behind. McKibben said it will take five to eight days to have the air culture samples returned to de termine if the air quality is at a safe level to re sume normal operations. “Judge Ezelle and I will not put anyone’s health at risk by using the third floor until airquality is safe,” he said. The county also built a bat house and in stalled it south of the courthouse hoping themammals will use it as their new home. McKibben said if any dead bats are found in the area, they should not be picked up withouta glove and should be immediately buried orthrown away. Bats are also a known carrier of rabies. odor and found the bats living in the attic. Citing health concerns to courthouse staff and the public, County Judge Jeff McKibbenand Circuit Judge Marcus Ezelle decided toclose the entire third floor of the building untilthe issue can be resolved. McKibben said county staff has sealed all apparent access points into the attic and in stalled a one-way portal to allow any bats thatremain an opportunity to get out. In the meantime, McKibben said court pro ceedings are being held in the County Commis sion Chambers, and the hearing room at theHardee County Jail is also being utilized whenpossible. The judges have moved their offices from the third floor of the courthouse to the secondfloor, which is occupied by the Clerk of CourtsOffice. McKibben said he has received “marvelous cooperation” from the Clerk’s Office, withVicki Rogers offering the use of her private of fice to make confidential phone calls. “The bailiffs have also come up with a great plan to keep us operational and the county hastaken all appropriate steps to handle the situa tion,” he said. McKibben said he was first made aware of the infectious nature of bats when he wentthrough “jungle school” while in the CanalZone with the Army. “The Army convinced me COLONY Continued From A1 BATS Continued From A1 the portico’s ventilation con nected, unimpeded, with theventilation system serving theschool’s offices and class rooms. Corrective work was not easy. Crews took turns in the claustrophobic confines of theventilation space – little largerthan a typical attic crawlspace– as they hastily worked toerect a barrier wall to cut themain bat cave from the rest ofthe school. “It was not pretty work,” Durden said. As maintenance crews worked on the new wall, cus todians teams worked to disin fect as much of the impactedarea as possible. Parents and teachers re turned to school on Monday tofind yellow Caution tape pre venting access to the porticoarea. One-lane of the drop-offloop was also closed as asafety buffer from the portico. Staff and students, however, have been largely unaffectedby the infestation. “It has been a rather unique start (to the year),” said Prin cipal Jessica Gray. “Fortu nately, our guests have tuckedthemselves away, and are outof sight by the time studentsare arriving. They depart foran evening meal at dusk, afterstudent hours. Only our early-bird and night-owl staff mem bers have had any sightings.” School district officials are looking at additional options atmitigating the flying rodents. Durden, however, said he is reluctant to endorse placingbat boxes on school campuses. “I don’t think we should be encouraging the bats to beanywhere around students,” hesaid. The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners hasmoved forward with the instal lation of a wooden bat cave.The box – about half the sizeof an office desk – is perchedatop a pole. While officials wait for the results of their labors to be re alized, they may be waiting along time for an answer to whydowntown Wauchula even be came such an attractive get away for the hoards thissummer. City officials, however, note no known infestations in anymunicipal buildings, accord ing to Assistant City ManagerOlivia Minshew. Bats, known to eat hundreds of insects per night, often in habit trees with cavities orpeeling bark, palm trees, Span ish moss, and caves. Much of the county’s weaker trees were felled lastsummer during HurricaneIrma, a storm that also signifi cantly thinned the once abun dant collection of Spanishmoss. Natural habitats, too, con tinue to be uprooted as miningoperations continue to expand. Whether it was the wrath of Mother Nature or the spread ofhuman intervention or somecombination of the two thatsent the flying rodents on theprowl might never be fully de termined. While Hardee County lacks natural caves, Wauchula’saging buildings are a modern-day substitute. Mitigating the influx of bats – a protected species of mam mal in the Sunshine State – hasbeen hampered by regulationsdesigned to protect thewinged-creatures during amating season that runs April15-Aug. 15. According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife ConservationCommission, the regulationsare intended to protect new born bats – known as pups –until they are able to fly andare fully weaned from theirmothers. Crews were back at the school on Monday to continuemitigating the campus with theinstallation of “bat exclusion”devices recommended by thestate. The devices, according to Durden, allow the bats to leavebut not return to the roost. Crews are also working to install additional flashing tocover gaps in the school’s sof fits and to seal and caulk anycracks. “Hopefully we can be done by Wednesday,” Durden said. The school district, accord ing to Krahl, is awaiting in voices for materials beforereleasing a cost estimate on thecleanup and mitigation efforts. Krahl said the unwelcomed roosters have been an interest ing challenge to tackle. “I’ve had snakes, rats, squir rels and even raccoons, butthese are my first bats,” Krahlsaid. “It has been a learningexperience.” “All they need is a space the width of your thumb,” Durdensaid. A smaller cohort of the winged creatures of the nightopted for a more scenic perch– the hollowed-out letters ofthe school’s “North WauchulaElementary” sign affixed tothe front of the structure. The bat infestation proved a major concern for school offi cials Bat droppings can spread a fungus that causes histoplas mosis – an infection of thelungs caused by breathing infungus spores. The flying ro dents are also known carriersof rabies. Though the Hardee County Health Department has not re ported any confirmed cases ofrabies-laden bats, neighboringPolk County is reporting anoutbreak. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Ani mal Control Section, the onlytwo reports of rabies this yearhave both involved bats. Themost recent report was of arabid bat in Winter Haven onJuly 9. The only other casewas reported May 31 in Lake land. Additionally, portions of South Florida were placedunder a rabies alert over theweekend after a rabid bat wasfound in Palm Beach County. “We knew we needed to iso late the problem,” Durdensaid. Fears continued to rise at the school when crews discovered PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The hollow lettering at the entrance of North Wauchula Elementary School has be come a convenient roost for a pesky pack of bats. The flying rodents need only aspace the width of a thumb to serve as an entranceway. PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Maintenance crews with the School District of Hardee County have been workingto protect North Wauchula Elementary School from an infestation of hundreds ofbats that have taken up residence at the school’s entrance portico. Crews workedthroughout the weekend to build a wall inside the portico attic to prevent the flyingrodents from spreading into ventilation space above the offices and classrooms.They also began the installation of metal flashing to help prevent bats from contin uing to infiltrate the attic. Officials hoped to have the school fully sealed by today(Thursday). PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY County staff built and erected this bat house after dis covering a colony of bats living in the attic of theCounty Courthouse earlier this month. They are hopingthe flying mammals will use it as their new residencenow that access to the attic was sealed off.


Herald-AdvocateThursday, August 23, 2018 B THE Wildcats Whip Pirates Fort Meade Awaits first play of the drive was re covered by Sam Louis and theWildcats took over at the PortCharlotte 7-yard line. Hardee was unable to covert the turnover into atouchdown and settled for an other field goal by Duarte totake a 6-0 lead with 2:07 leftin the opening quarter. Port Charlotte got its of fense rolling on the ensuingdrive, going 65-yards on nineplays for a touchdown on atwo-yard run off the left end. After the PAT kick, Port Charlotte led 7-6 with 11:44left in the first half. Jean St. Louis ripped off a 14-yard run to start the nextdrive before Hardee wasforced to punt. Port Charlotte took over and kicked a 35-yard fieldgoal to go up 10-6 with 5:23left in the second quarter. Hardee was unable to put a scoring drive together and thePirates missed a 56-yard fieldgoal attempt as time expired inthe first half. The Pirates looked to ex tend their lead to start the thirdquarter when Shemar Fleuris sant got open behind the de fense and looked to score a55-yard touchdown but cor nerback Myron Refourechased him down and strippedthe ball at the goal line, whichthen bounced out of the backof the end zone for a touch back. Hardee picked up two first downs before Pearson was in tercepted and Port Charlottetook over at its 36. Both team traded punts on their next two possessions be fore Hardee missed a 40-yardfield goal. Freshman defensive back KeÂ’Variss White interceptedLogan RodgerÂ’s deep passdown the sideline and Hardeetook over at its 25-yard linewith 11:07 left in the game. Hardee once again had trouble getting a drive startedand had to punt back to the Pi rates. The Wildcat defense sacked Rodgers on a third-down passattempt and forced a punt. Hardee took over at its 37yard line with just more thansix minutes left in the gameand McLeod began his domi nation. He took a pitch around the right end before cutting and turning up field, splitting de fenders and racing 61 yardsfor a touchdown. DuarteÂ’s PAT was good and Hardee led 13-10 with 4:57left. The lead didnÂ’t last long as Port Charlotte pulled off apitch-pass play that caught thedefense off guard and resultedin a 67-yard touchdown pass,putting the Pirates up 16-13with 4:40 left. Hardee took over at its 20yard line and on the secondplay Pearson threw a screenpass to McLeod, who madeseveral defenders miss a tacklebefore turning on the jets andrunning 67 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. After the PAT, Hardee led 20-16 with just more than fourminutes to go. Port Charlotte picked up a first down before a droppedpass on fourth-down sealedthe game by giving Hardee theball back with 1:40 left to go. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcats used a fourth-quarter rally to beat thevisiting Port Charlotte Pirates20-16 Friday night in the pre season Kickoff Classic. Regular season play begins this week as Hardee travelsnorth to take on the rival FortMeade Miners, which beatCelebration 56-24 on Fridaynight. Kickoff is set for 7:30 and Hardee is carrying a two-gamewinning streak over the Min ers into the game after losingfour in a row. Hardee jumped out to an early lead over Port Charlottebefore needing two longtouchdowns by RandyMcLeod to seal the victory. The WildcatÂ’s Griffin Clark recovered an errant pitch at thePort Charlotte 10-yard line onthe Pirates first offensive playof the game. A holding penalty backed the Wildcats up and forced a32-yard field goal attempt,with kicker Leo Duarte com ing in and splitting the up rights to put Hardee up 3-0with 8:25 left in the first quar ter. HardeeÂ’s defense, which forced four turnovers duringthe game, held the Pirates to aquick three-and-out andHardee took over at its 38-yard line after the punt. Quarterback James Pearson found Dylan Davis open for afirst down before the drivestalled and Hardee was forcedto punt. A bad snap on the PirateÂ’s PHOTOS BY NOEY DESANTIAGO Quarterback James Pearson tries to pass as a defender tries to bring him down. HARDEE PORT CHARLOTTE PASSING COMPLETIONS,ATTEMPTS AND INTERCEPTIONS12-23-19-24-1 PASSING YARDS134198RUSHING ATTEMPTS/YARDS32-18434-134TOTAL YARDS318332TURNOVERS14FIRST DOWNS1013PENALTIES, LOST YARDAGE8-7511-110SCORING BY QUARTER: Hardee6001420 Port Charlotte0100616 Game Statistics Kicker Leo Duarte connects on a field goal attempt. Dylan Davis was HardeeÂ’s leading receiver with four catches for 26 yards against Port Charlotte. Randy McLeod sacks quarterback Logan Rodgers. Hardee running back Randy McLeod had a 61-yard touchdown run and a 67-yard screen pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter Friday night.


– CHURCHSCHEDULE– APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange Street • 773-1017 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape Street Sunday Morn. Worship .......8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Night Chidren & Youth ................4:30 p.m. Adult Class.........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 3950 Aurora Avenue • 375-2864 Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. • 375-2231 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ...............6:30 p.m. Wednesday.........................7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE POWER OUTREACH CHURCH 725 Palmetto Street Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Empowerment Class............................7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1 st Sunday.....................5:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy.17 N • 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study.........................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Children’s Church............10:45 a.m.Evening Worship ....... .........6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Youth (7th-12th grade).......6:00 p.m.Adult Discipleship Train. ...6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 4-3rd grade) 6:30 p.m. BOLD (4th-6th grade)........6:30 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2875 Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening.................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH 140 E. Main Street • 836-273-7576 Sunday Morning Worship .10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. GATEWAY CHURCH (formerly Faith Assemly of God) 4937 Hwy. 17 N. • 375-4000 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ...........7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto Street • 375-3226 Church School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Service.................7:00 p.m.Wed. Bible Study/Prayer....7:00 p.m.Communion-2nd Sun. Eve.6:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 4315 Chester Avenue • 773-4089 Misa (Espanol) Sunday......7:00 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAISE JOHN 3:16 3920 Murray Road • 863-582-6716 Sunday..............................10:30 a.m. ............................................6:30 p.m. Wednesday............. ............7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street • 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion.11:00 p.m.Martes Estudio Biblico.......7:00 p.m.Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.7:00 p.m.Jueves De Predicacion.......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street • 445-0290 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer...............6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. • 781-5887 Sense Sunday....................11:00 a.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Sunday Bread of Life.........3:15 p.m.2nd Sunday Communion..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. • 375-3208 Sunday..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.Wednesday..............................7 p.m.Friday......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road • 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.....9:45 a.m.Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion......5:00 p.m.Miercoles Servico..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 • 375-4032 Morning Service...............10:30 a.m.Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School.......9:30 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop • 448-2831 Martes: Oracion..................7:00 p.m.Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica...7:00 p.m.Domingo: Servicio...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. • Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School....... .............9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane • 863-245-2371 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer.................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. • 494-5622 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road • 773-3052 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Englishg Service...............11:30 a.m.General Worship Service ....1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS 615 Rainey Blvd. • 941-755-8600 Sunday Services.................8:15 a.m. ....................10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Fusion (6th 8th grade)..................... ................Duing all Sunday Services Wednesday Epic (9th 12th grade)... ............................................6:30 p.m. CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service... .......10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group................7:00 p.m.Youth Cell Group...............7:00 p.m.Children’s Cell Group........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Rd. 64 East • 773-3447 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wesnesday Children’s Ministry......... ............................................5:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship ...........6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 240 Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. • 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting.............9:00 a.m.Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Priesthood.........................11:00 a.m. ELEVATE COMMUNITY CHURCH 529 West Main Street (Robarts Funeral Home Chapel) Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. Weekly Life Groups ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 908 Martin Luther King Ave 773-0160 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:30 a.m.Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath7:30 p.m.Friday (Holy Ghost Night).7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Avenue • 773-2105 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper.............6:15 p.m.Wed. Youth Fellowship ......7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Avenue • 773-3800 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Children’s Chuch..............10:40 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main Street • 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages......9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4)..................5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting6:00 p.m.NEST Backyard (PK-Grade 4)..................6:30 p.m. Club 56..............................6:00 p.m.Youth Group (Grades 7-12)6:00 p.m.Church Orchestra..............5:15 p.m.Adult Choir.......................6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. • 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Open..... ................ .................................9:00-10:20 a.m. Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade...........10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast.......................10:30 a.m.Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)..........................10:30 a.m. Worship Service...............10:30 a.m.W EDNESDAY : Generations Caf Opens.................... ....................................5:15-6:15p.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th grade..............5:45 p.m.Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade.........6:30-7:30 p.m.Adutl Bible Studies....6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Avenue 773-6556 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................4:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Avenue • 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship.........9:15 a.m.Sunday School............. .......9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner...5:30 p.m.Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming. ............................................6:30 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 Sun. Community Groups....9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Family Night Wednesday ...7:00 p.m. Ministry for all ages! FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA FUENTE DE VIDA Bilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges 311 Goolsby St. • 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo..............10:30 a.m.Wednesday/Mircoles........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. • 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service..10:00 a.m.Sunday Night Service.........6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth.......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. “Night in the Word”..7:00 p.m.Wed. Extreme Kids............7:00 p.m.Thursday Prayer.................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road • 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion................7:00 p.m.Jueves Clase Biblica........7:00 p.m.Viernes Servicio...............7:30 p.m.Domingo Servicio..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School.................10: 00 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos...........................6:00 p.m.Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. • 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica......................10:00 a.m. Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Lunes Oracion....................6:00 p.m.Miercoles Servicio.............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 155 Altman Road • 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center • 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. • 773-6622 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIONAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. • 773-2929 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Sunday Evening Service....6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue • 781-5887 Sense Saturday...................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” The Bread of Life...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East • 773-2101 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper...6:00 p.m.Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue • 863-657-2253 Sunday School....................9:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service.4:00 p.m.Allen Christian Endeavor...4:00 p.m.Wed. & Fri. Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m.Wednesday.........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue • 773-6947 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street • 735-0321 Sunday Schedule:Bible Study for All Ages ....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Schedule:M&M Kid’s Klub...............6:00 p.m.Youth Group.......................6:00 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Worship/Communion.....9:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road • 452-1281 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wed. Evening Prayer..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road • 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)....5:00 p.m. (Spanish).....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)................11:30 a.m.(Creole)...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo...........................9:45 a.m.Daily Mass in English........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street • 773-9068 Sabbath School...................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue • 773-4368 Sunday School.......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service.........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training..7:30 p.m.Thurs. Youth Bible Study...7:00 p.m.Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:30 p.m.Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 • Pastor 385-7867 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street • 735-1200 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union...................5:00 p.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee • 735-1544 Gospel Music....................10:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street • 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road • 832-7829 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Worship.............................11:00 a.m.Evening..............................1:00 p.m.Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 781-5887 M-F Family Services..........8:00 a.m.Sense Friday.......................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Friday Bread of Life...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586 Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Children’s Church............10:00 a.m.Wed. Youth & F.T.H...........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Deadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Avenue East Escuela Dominical............10:00 a.m.Servicio del Domingo.......11:00 a.m. ............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles.......7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday.......................10:30 a.m.Evening Service.................6:30 p.m.5th Sunday..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 735-0636 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane • 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica.............10:00 a.m.Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Pioneer Club.................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche..........7:00 p.m.Mierecoles Merienda..........6:00 p.m.Servicio..............................8:00 p.m.Sabado Liga de Jovenes.....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN A youth pastor and his “Win One Now” team were passing outtracts and talking to a group ofyoung people in New York oneSaturday evening. A gang leaderwent up to him and shouted, “I’msick and tired of you people talk ing about love. I’ve never seenlove so if you’ve got it let me seeit!” How many others want to see “it?” We talk about love, singabout love, preach about love butthe world is still trying to find outwhat love looks like. Someoneonce said they wanted to see “lovewith skin on it.” And that’s whatGod’s love is all about. He did not speak of an empty, greedy love but a love that passes all humanunderstanding. The Psalmist said that “The Lord has made His salvation known.” By God’s faithfulness to protect and provide for the well-being of the Children of Israel“He made His salvation knownand revealed His righteousness tothe nations.” He made His salva tion known by His faithfulnessand the fulfillment of Hiscovenant with His children. Thatwas then. This is now. Years ago God sent His only begotten Son to be bornin a manger, live a sinless life, dieon a cross and then be resurrectedfrom a borrowed tomb. Onceagain He made “His salvationknown.” This is His love that wecan see: it is “love with skin onit.” If the world cannot see this love, we who are His disciples have only ourselves to blame. All around us are people waiting andwanting to see “love with skin onit. Visit us at: Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eB2 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018


Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq 8:23p Players of the Week Fort Meade #9 Randy McLeod Offense #1 Jean Youte Defense #12 Damian Rodriguez Special Teams #58 Evan Webster Lineman #56 Jesus Lopez Wildcat WILDCAT VARSITY CHEERLEADERS PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Cheering on the Wildcats are varsity cheerleaders (front, from left)Daisy Badillo, Claire Carlton (Captain), Jas min Pantoja, Mariela Badillo, Aubrey Stark, Shelby Zeigler and Savannah Giddens; (middle) Hailey McLeod,Madison Warnock, Darby Sanders, Hannah Brown, Makayla Wilson (Captain), Isabella Adams, Nadaezya Perryand Analisa Camel; (back) Elizabeth McBride, Kate Melendy, Sophie Allen, Taylor Watkins, Michaela Klein andMadi McGee. JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADING SQUAD PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Showing their spirit for the Wildcats are junior varsity cheerleaders (front, from left) Morgan Hellein (Co-Captain,Star Parker (Captain), Lexi Crews (Co-Captain), and Katelynn Bolin (Co-Captain); (second row) Karina Valadez,Lauren Gainous, McKenzie Banda, Raquel Martinez and Treasure Camel; (third row) Kaylie Grice, JordynSouthall, Faith Davis, Adeline Adams, Breahna Roberson and Zaria Davila; (fourth row) Ariyana Leger, MacyTyson, Ashlyn Willis, Abby Burnett and Anna Melendy. 1. In 2017, Chris Sale be came the first Boston Red Soxpitcher to strike out 10 or morebatters in 12 games before theAll-Star break. Which Bostonpitcher did it in 11 games? 2. For six consecutive years (1926-31), Babe Ruth led theAmerican League in homeruns. Who broke the streak in1932? 3. Who holds the NCAA football record for most careerreceiving yards? 4. New Orleans' Anthony Davis set a record in 2017 byscoring 52 points in an NBAAll-Star Game. Who had held the mark? 5. The Toronto Maple Leafs last reached the StanleyCup Finals in 1967. Howmany times since then havethey made the conference fi nals? 6. In 2018, Carli Lloyd be came the sixth Americanwoman to score 100 interna tional soccer goals. Name twoof the first five. 7. Which trainer holds the record for the most wins at theKentucky Derby? ANSWERS 1. Pedro Martinez, in 1999. 2. Philadelphia's Jimmie Foxx, with 58. Ruth hit 41home runs that season. 3. Corey Davis of Western Michigan, with 5,278 yards(2013-16). 4. Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain had 42 points inthe All-Star Game in 1962. 5. Four times (1993, '94, '99 and 2002). 6. Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly,Michelle Akers and TiffenyMilbrett. 7. Ben Jones, with six wins. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek • It was American author, journalist and psychoanalysisresearcher Judith Viorst whomade the following sage ob servation: "Infatuation is whenyou think that he's as sexy asRobert Redford, as smart asHenry Kissinger, as noble asRalph Nader, as funny asWoody Allen, and as athleticas Jimmy Connors. Love iswhen you realize he's as sexyas Woody Allen, as smart asJimmy Connors, as funny asRalph Nader, as athletic asHenry Kissinger and nothinglike Robert Redford — butyou'll take him anyway." • Records show that during the last seven months of ElvisPresley's life, he had 5,300 dif ferent medications prescribedfor him. • Those who study such things say that Labor Day isAmericans' third most favoriteholiday, ranking only afterChristmas/Hanukkah and Me morial Day. Also, a quarter ofAmericans are expected totravel out of town over the hol iday weekend, with the mostpopular destinations being New York City, Los Angeles,Las Vegas, Orlando andChicago. • In the TV show "Charlie's Angels," it was a requirementthat each of the stars had eightdifferent outfits for eachepisode. • The country of South Africa has a grand total of 11official languages. • Now that fall is approach ing, here are a couple of inter esting tidbits for parents: In theUnited States, the average K-12 student has $688 in back-to-school expenses. For theaverage college student, thatgoes up to $970. • You may be surprised to learn that the first Caesar saladwas actually created in Ti juana, Mexico. • For reasons that aren't quite clear, in Sweden, it's ille gal to train a seal to balance aball on the tip of its nose. *** Thought for the Day: "The most dangerous strategy is tojump a chasm in two leaps." —Benjamin Disraeli (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver If YouSeeSomethingSaySomething Report Suspicious Activity 1 (855) Fla Safe 1(855)3527233 August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3


B4 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 8:23p 2006 8:23p GAME TIME COURTESY PHOTO After a long week filled to the brim with learning at North Wauchula ElementarySchool, children in teacher Katelyn Reader's classroom enjoyed some friendly com petition. The students played Candyland with Reader and Chutes & Ladders withparaprofessional Sylvia Reyna (above). PICK A PRIZE COURTESY PHOTO Students at North Wauchula Elementary School actually look forward to hearingtheir names being called over the intercom by Assistant Principal Tamara Taylor!Throughout the week, students earn P.A.W.S. (Positive Attitudes Will Succeed) tick ets for good deeds, which they then place into the castle box for a chance to bedrawn for a prize. Treasures await in an overflowing chest for the lucky winners. LUCKY LUNCH COURTESY PHOTO Mosaic South Fort Meade Mine welcomed back the staff of Bowling Green Elemen tary with a tasty and fun luncheon. The staff is all smiles enjoying a generous spreadof pizzas, wings and salads. HARDY CITRUS VARIETIES COURTESY PHOTO As growers decide how to use U.S. Department of Agri culture funding to recover from damages caused byHurricane Irma – and as they cope with the lingering impact of citrus greening – University of Florida re searchers are suggesting varieties for them to replant.Producers can grow varieties that show tolerance togreening, including Sugar Belle or Orie Lee Late, saidFred Gmitter (above), a horticultural sciences profes sor with the UF Institute of Food & Agricultural Sci ences. Growers also can plant the UF/IFAS-bred “UFR”rootstocks, which seem to make trees more tolerant togreening, especially when they’re combined with scionvarieties like the OLLs and Sugar Belle, he said. “In dustry is catching on,” Gmitter said. “Nearly one mil lion OLLs have been propagated by licensed nurseries,and there are also several hundred thousand UF/IFASrootstocks out there, too.” Jonelle Peavy colm You don't realize the impact not having a vehicle can have on your everyday life. My car broke down about the middle ofJune. I have been without a way to get to my doctor app oint ments, go to the store or anywhere else unless I call someone totake me. My son's truck broke down before my car did, so he is in the same predicament. My daughter works out of town so I haveto take her to work and go get her after work in order to use hercar. Trouble is, no one knows what is wrong with my car. I'mopen for any suggestions. I'm usually busy about this time making guava jelly. Buddy's tree was loaded down with guavas, but I was not ableto get as many as I wanted since we both were without t rans portation. He gave them to anyone who would come get themand still a lot were lost from falling on the ground. Guavas aren't the only things falling. I have a hickory nut tree whose limbs hang down over my front porch. You can hearthem hitting the porch if there is a slight breeze. Every morningthe porch is covered with hulls where the squirrels sit on thelimbs over my front door and feast on the hickory nuts whilechattering at the babies (cats) who are watching them from theback of the couch. It's hard to get bored when you have all the creatures to en tertain you. The blue jays try to run the red birds away from thefeed I put out and the squirrels fuss at the babies. The coonscome right up to the front door at night looking for food. Between the animals and doing all the yard work I can either choose to sit and relax or spend the day working in the yard. Inever run out of things to do because at my age I never getcaught up.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 Eating Disorders Are Not A Phase E ATING D ISORDERS H ELPLINE 1-888-344-8837


August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH Is Pleased To Offer A One Semester Class to Our Community. " B B i i b b l l e e A A n n a a l l y y s s i i s s " A A n n O O v v e e r r v v i i e e w w o o f f T T h h e e B B i i b b l l e e A A n n d d I I t t s s M M a a j j o o r r T T h h e e m m e e s s . Begins Thurs., Aug. 30, 6-8:30 p.m. Riverview Heights Fellowship Hall 1321 SR 636 East Wauchula Registration Sun., Aug. 26, 1 p.m. at the church. $50 Audit Fee Instructor Jim Harris You may audit the class for no credit or take it for credit. This is an extension class of Emmaus Baptist College. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU IN CLASS! soc8:23c 8/23/2018Sun DataRise: 7:02 AMSet: 7:57 PMDay Length12 hrs. 55 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:20 PMSet: 4:26 AMOverhead: --:--Underfoot: 11:25 AMMoon Phase93% Waxing GibbousMajor Times--:---:--11:25 AM 1:25 PMMinor Times4:26 AM 5:26 AM6:20 PM 7:20 PMPredictionHunting or FishingGoodTime ZoneUTC: -48/24/2018Sun DataRise: 7:02 AMSet: 7:56 PMDay Length12 hrs. 54 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:02 PMSet: 5:18 AMOverhead: --:--Underfoot: 12:12 PMMoon Phase97% Waxing GibbousMajor Times--:---:--12:12 PM 2:12 PMMinor Times5:18 AM 6:18 AM7:02 PM 8:02 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -4 8/25/2018Sun DataRise: 7:03 AMSet: 7:55 PMDay Length12 hrs. 52 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:41 PMSet: 6:10 AMOverhead: 12:36 AMUnderfoot: 12:58 PMMoon Phase99% Waxing GibbousMajor Times12:36 AM 2:36 AM12:58 PM 2:58 PMMinor Times6:10 AM 7:10 AM7:41 PM 8:41 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBestTime ZoneUTC: -48/26/2018Sun DataRise: 7:03 AMSet: 7:54 PMDay Length12 hrs. 51 mins.Moon DataRise: 8:17 PMSet: 7:03 AMOverhead: 1:21 AMUnderfoot: 1:43 PMMoon Phase100% FULL MOONMajor Times1:21 AM 3:21 AM1:43 PM 3:43 PMMinor Times7:03 AM 8:03 AM8:17 PM 9:17 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBestTime ZoneUTC: -4 8/27/2018Sun DataRise: 7:03 AMSet: 7:53 PMDay Length12 hrs. 50 mins.Moon DataRise: 8:53 PMSet: 7:56 AMOverhead: 2:06 AMUnderfoot: 2:28 PMMoon Phase99% Waning GibbousMajor Times2:06 AM 4:06 AM2:28 PM 4:28 PMMinor Times7:56 AM 8:56 AM8:53 PM 9:53 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetter++++Time ZoneUTC: -48/28/2018Sun DataRise: 7:04 AMSet: 7:52 PMDay Length12 hrs. 48 mins.Moon DataRise: 9:27 PMSet: 8:49 AMOverhead: 2:50 AMUnderfoot: 3:12 PMMoon Phase96% Waning GibbousMajor Times2:50 AM 4:50 AM3:12 PM 5:12 PMMinor Times8:49 AM 9:49 AM9:27 PM 10:27 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -4 8/29/2018Sun DataRise: 7:04 AMSet: 7:51 PMDay Length12 hrs. 47 mins.Moon DataRise: 10:02 PMSet: 9:43 AMOverhead: 3:34 AMUnderfoot: 3:56 PMMoon Phase91% Waning GibbousMajor Times3:34 AM 5:34 AM3:56 PM 5:56 PMMinor Times9:43 AM 10:43 AM10:02 PM 11:02 PMPredictionHunting or FishingGoodTime ZoneUTC: -48/30/2018Sun DataRise: 7:05 AMSet: 7:50 PMDay Length12 hrs. 45 mins.Moon DataRise: 10:37 PMSet: 10:38 AMOverhead: 4:18 AMUnderfoot: 4:41 PMMoon Phase84% Waning GibbousMajor Times4:18 AM 6:18 AM4:41 PM 6:41 PMMinor Times10:38 AM 11:38 AM10:37 PM 11:37 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 Solunar Forecast Provided courtesy of “Hey Clay, you really ought to meet my friend Gina. Shegoes to the same seminary youdo,” Marcus Dodson told meabout his friend, and I thought,“Why not?” So, I call her, wemeet for breakfast, and 32years of marriage later she isstill the most interesting per son I’ve ever met. The powerof an invitation. “Hey Clay, you should re ally go to Pre-school retreat,it’s great.” I’m a freshmanstarting college. Rich Lloydtells me I should go to thisPre-school thing. Sounds likesomething involving 4-year-olds. I go anyway. It is amaz ing. I hear preaching like I’venever heard before, I worshiplike I have never worshipedbefore, I meet friends that willchange my life, and my rela tionship with God goes to awhole new level. I even climba mountain for the first time –at night, holding a girl’s hand.The power of an invitation. “Hey Clay, let’s borrow your Dad’s boat and go skiingthis afternoon.” My cousinRonnie couldn’t water-ski.Neither could I. We took theboat to the lake in Avon Parkthat afternoon and burned atank of gas learning to ski. Bythe time the sun was goingdown, we were skiing wellenough to invite girls to gowith us the next Sunday after noon, which was the wholepoint of learning to ski. Thepower of an invitation. “Hey Clay, would you preach for First Baptist Se bring Sunday?” I’m 22 yearsold. The pastor at First BaptistSebring has just resigned.They were desperate, obvi ously. I accept the invitation.On that Sunday, the largecrowd, the great choir, and thebeautiful glass sanctuary mademe sound better than I was.The Pulpit Committee of Southside Baptist Church wasin the congregation that day.They felt led to take a chanceon a young, single man fromtheir hometown. I was calledas their pastor three weekslater. The power of an invita tion. “Hey Peter, Andrew, James, and John, follow me!” Jesusinvites four men to leave theirfishing nets and go on the ad venture of a lifetime. Theyspend three years with the Sonof God (impressive intern ship), see him crucified andresurrected, do miracles them selves, and travel all aroundthe Roman world, a long wayfrom being fisherman inGalilee. The power of an invi tation. “Hey everybody, come and meet the man who told meeverything I’ve ever done. Ithink this man could be theleader we’ve all looked for ourentire lives.” A Samaritanwoman, a five-time loser atmarriage, shacked up with aman in town who won’t marryher, invites her town to comeout to the well to meet a Jew ish rabbi. They are so im pressed they beg him to stay.He does. They believe becauseof what they hear themselves.A whole town changed. Thepower of an invitation. “Hey, Matthew, stop wast ing your life getting rich on agovernment contract. Followme.” Matthew leaves his taxcollection station to followJesus, throws a big party forall his friends, and starts mem orizing all the things Jesus says and does. Later he writeshis account, the Gospel ofMatthew. The power of an in vitation. “Hey Paul, stop fighting me and join me.” Paul is blindedby the light of Jesus on theDamascus road. He acceptsthe invitation, flips sides,starts to preach the GoodNews, and pushes the Jesusmovement out beyond its Jew ish comfort zone. The powerof an invitation. Somehow Jesus followers have lost this. We’ve become“Field of Dreams” people:“Build it and they will come.”Not anymore. People don’tcome just because churchdoors are open at eleven o’ clock Sunday. But there ispower in an invitation. A sim ple ask: “Hey, how aboutcoming to church with me thisSunday. I’ll take you to lunchafterwards.” What’s theworst that could happen?Someone tells you “no.” Bigdeal. Banks, potential first-dates, your boss, and your 2-year old tell you “no” all thetime. They might say “yes.” They might meet Jesus. Theirlives might change. The sim ple power of an invitation. Who do you need to invite? Hardee County native ClaySmith is lead pastor at AliceDrive Baptist Church inSumter, S.C. He and hisbrother and sister still own thefamily ranch in the LemonGrove community east ofWauchula. You can follow himat The Power Of An Invitation FOLK-ART CUPBOARD Most Americans in the 17th and early 18th centuries hadvery small houses with noclothes closets and little storagespace. Storage consisted ofbuilt-in corners, shelf units andchests, often located undereaves or stairs. Odd-shapedcupboards were made to fit intothe space. They did not use thewall as part of the cabinet. Apiece was made so it could bemoved. Folk-art cupboards ofall kinds made before Victoriantimes are popular with collec tors. The most efficient cup board is made from square orrectangular sections. The sim ple panel door framed by fournarrow boards is preferred.Even the sides are made fromrectangular panels. In 2016, Garth's Auctions of Ohio sold an "under-the-stairs"cupboard. It was made of pineand painted a mustard colorfinish. The three doors in thefront are made with appliedmolding to match the panels onthe side. The inside has a redwash. The color and conditionmade this cabinet a popularauction item. Even thoughthere was no maker's identity, itsold for $1,140, several timesestimate. An oddly shapedpiece like this often sells for alow price. *** Q: I have a 1969 Polaroid camera. Is it worth anythingto a collector? A: Polaroid was founded in 1937. The first Polaroid Landcameras were sold in 1948.They were named after EdwinLand, who invented the instantcamera and demonstrated it in1947. The name "Land" wasn't used on Polaroid cameras afterEdwin Land retired in 1982. Film and batteries for old Po laroid cameras can be boughton Amazon and other sites. APolaroid 350 model, which wasmade from 1969 to 1971, inperfect condition, sells online for about $50 to $75. *** Q: Could my silver clown pin with enamel decorationreally be made by Tiffany &Co.? That is what it says onthe back, and I saw a similarpin in an auction ad recently. A: Yes. Tiffany & Co. made a series of pins as part of theGene Moore Circus groupabout 1990. The juggling clown with polka-dot pants re cently sold for $976 at a NewYork auction. They have come down in price since 2000. CURRENT PRICES Needle threader, magnifier and spool holder, wooden base, magnifying glass on curvedmetal arm, 1916, 4 x 2 inches, $50. Compass, Girl Scout, silver plated nickel, round beveledglass top, fob, US Gauge Co., c. 1935, 1 1/2 inches, $95. Saltshaker, Wemyss, Plump Porker, figural pig, posie de sign, white with pink cloverblooms, leaves, sleepy eyes, 3 x 5 inches, $120. Pin and clip-on earrings, cherries jubilee, dangling cher ries, red bakelite, green cellu loid leaves, red chain, 1940s, 5 x 3 inches, $230.*** TIP: Some types of fumes can damage paper. Don't storeyour collection near thekitchen, garage, barbecue pit or freshly painted areas. For more collecting news, tipsand resources, visit (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Kovels Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel Folk-art furniture with the origi nal paint sells for much morethan a repainted, stripped or evenunpainted piece. This cupboardwith original yellow on the out side and red on the inside brought$1,140 at auction, far more thanthe $250 to $400 estimate. Dear Editor: Roxie Bentley's story today is about when she was aboutsix years old. We lived in Homestead, Florida in a very small com munity. There were about fourhouses side-by-side with smallempty lots between them. Anarea after those was a spaceabout large enough to build acouple more houses, then ahouse that was larger where afamily of about three boys andtwo or three girls lived. On the lot across from where we lived was a manwho lived with his mother and2 daughters. The man's wifehad passed away. On further down the road, across from the house wherethe largest family lived, was where we called the "ice man"lived. We lived about a third ofa mile from the highway goingnorth and south. Across from the highway was a rock pit that stayed fullof water where we liked to goto wade to cool off in the sum mer time. On the west side of the high way, across from the rock pit,was a BIG house that wasmade of rocks. It was fascinat ing to all of us children. The man who built the house built if for his "intendedbride," which never happened— so the story was told. The man who owned the house had a "police" dog. Oneday my Daddy and my oldestbrother walked by the house.That "police" dog came run ning fiercely out to them. Itscared my brother. Daddy pulled out his sharp knife ready to use it on the dogas he came running out atthem. The man yelled to thedog to come back to the house.He apologized to my Daddy. The man also had a monkey in a cage in the back of thehouse. One of my Mama'sbrothers used to ride his bicy cle up to our house, get me rid ing on the crossbar, and takeme to see the monkey and feedit peanuts. I enjoyed that. That's all for this time, so enjoy your parched peanuts.Don't eat too many, says storyteller Roxie Bentley. Roxie Bentley Wauchula Letter To The Editor Roxie Bentley Recalls Memories of Childhood Up To $3,000 Reward! Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477 or


V OTE D AVID HORTON F OR H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE — AUGUST 28 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 Hardee High School 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. 8:23p Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer Opening Day Hardee Senior High School COURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS SERIOUSLY 6 COURTESY PHOTO The first graders in Maggie Santana’s classroom atNorth Wauchula Elementary already know and canshow that there are many ways to make the numbersix. B6 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018


August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 8:16-9:27cATTENTION:Hardee County Disposal Customers:Due to the holiday on Monday, Sept. 3rdthere will be no service on this day. Garbage collection will resume on the next scheduled pick up day,Thursday, Sept. 6th. REMINDER TO ALL CUSTOMERS: All garbage should be out by 7am each morning, as route pick-up times are subject to change due to holidays, weather and other circumstances. ALL CUSTOMERS please be advised that if you have CANS LARGER THAN 32 GALLONS, ALL WASTE MUST BE CONTAINED IN GARBAGE BAGS as our helpers can not lift these larger size cans. THANK YOU in advance for your cooperation and consideration for the safety of our employees.Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 8:23,30c Floridas flatwood soils in the Bone Valley region are known to be rich in phosphorus. Livestock production has been important to Floridas agricultural landscape since its colo nization. With the constant findings shed by university research, we now understand the im portant role that mineral supplementation can play in the viability of livestock operations. There are some elements that are not so abundant in our soils and forages, thus our need to add these to our livestock rations. It gets more complicated than this, since each live stock species has different nutrient require ments, and every animal, depending on its weight and metabolic demands, will have spe cific mineral demands that will have to be met. This article will discuss the functions of these elements and will provide you with essen tial resources that you can utilize in developing a feeding plan for your herd or flock of sheep, goats, or cattle. Mineral functions can be grouped into cate gories: Structural Minerals minerals forming structural components of tissue in the animals. For example, zinc contributes to the molecular stability of cell walls. Physiological functions minerals that, once ingested, end up in bodily fluids and act as elec trolytes (salts) that maintain hydration, acidity and interact with cells to exchange fluids and waste. Catalyzers the largest group. It refers to minerals acting as metalloenzymes (shaping proteins which have effect on tissues) involved in enzymatic reactions and hormone pathways. The Essentials Calcium and Phosphorus major compo nents for the formation of skeletal tissues. These two elements are stored in skeletal tissue, and deficiencies will cause the mobilization of these as well as further weakening of bones, decrease in weight gain and feed efficiency. For lactating animals, deficiency can cause milk fever and nervous disorders. Optimum Ca:P ratio should be 1.5:1 to 2:1. Magnesium involved in enzyme and nerv ous functions and carbohydrate (sugar) break down and utilization. Magnesium deficiency is rare and only seen in situations when potassium levels are extremely high, since potassium can inhibit magnesium absorption in forages and animals. Mineral blocks can be used in our area to supplement Mg. Potassium heavily involved in the balanc ing of pH and osmotic pressure in the body. Well fertilized grass contains adequate amounts of potassium in leaf tissues. Supplementation with K is rarely needed in livestock herds in Florida. In stockpiled forages grazed during winter or in weathered hay, K levels may be low. Sulfur Sulfur is necessary for the fabrica tion of methionine and cysteine, essential amino acids that make up many proteins. Sulfur deficiency in Florida is rare. In our region, sulfur levels are in excess, which can interfere with copper, causing issues in copper absorption. Too much sul fur can result in brain lesions known as polioencephalomalacia (PME), a condition that can hap pen when livestock are fed unbal anced rations based on distillers grains. Trace Minerals Trace minerals are metal ions present in min imal amounts in biological systems which are required for optimal activity. Trace minerals, as other minerals, are necessary to complete spe cific bodily functions, thus need to be provided in livestock rations depending on geographical conditions as well as metabolic demand of your herd. Copper it serves the body by being involved in animal energy production and immu nity. Adequate Cu levels are essential to the production of white blood cells and the devel opment of antibodies. Lower than normal levels of this mineral can impair fetal development, increase incidence of scours, gastrointestinal ul cers after birth and respiratory problems in newborn calves. Sheep have a lower tolerance to copper. Goats have similar tolerance to cattle, while horses have a greater tolerance to this mineral compared to cattle. This is paramount in selecting the correct mineral supplement for your herd or flock. Zinc and Manganese these two minerals are important to maintain the integrity of the ep ithelial tissue (skin cells). Zinc is heavily in volved in immune functions of white blood cells, antioxidant enzyme production, creation of proteins, and cell interactions with their en vironment. Selenium this is deficient in Florida soils. Deficiency causes white muscle disease (simi lar to muscular dystrophy) in newborn calves. Inadequate levels of this mineral can also cause weak calves at birth and increase their suscep tibility to calfhood diseases. Selenium defi ciency can also increase rates of retained placentas and poor reproductive performance. Cobalt this is essential for the synthesis of vitamin B-12 by rumen bacteria. Deficiency of this element can manifest itself as loss of ap petite as well as stunting. Forages in Florida usually have adequate levels of this element, but mineral mixes will typically provide 10 ppm of cobalt to ensure no deficiencies. Highgrain diets require more cobalt than foragebased diets, and cobalt should always be included in the mineral mix when feeding grain-based diets. Mineral Sources Sourcing the correct mineral supplement for mula for your livestock operation is extremely important. Major sources are limestone (Ca), dicalcium phosphate (Ca and P), monosodium phosphate (Na and P), rock salt (Na, and Cl), magnesium oxide (Mg) and potassium chloride (K). You can obtain trace minerals in inorganic forms and organic complexes. Organic com plexes are minerals bound to proteins, which have shown to have added benefits in stress sit uation. Livestock nutrient requirement tables are needed to understand the demands of specific groups of animals depending on their nutri tional needs: Beef cattle: dp31wQ Lactating dairy cattle, table 1: Sheep and goats: Remember Always consult a veterinarian or animal nu tritionist before formulating your own feed ra tion. You can also test your ration to ensure you are meeting the needs of your herd or flock. There are multiple testing laboratories that pro vide this service. UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County is here to help answer these or any other ag-related questions. Contact us at 773-2164 for assistance. Minerals Are Essential To Animals Nutritional Needs By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateThe picture was not local: a silhouette of a hand holding a gun. The threat was not specific: No one come to school to morrow. Yet, the collection of pixels had a very real impact on Hardee County schools last week. The incident began to unfold last Thursday around 9:05 p.m. when the Hardee County Sher iffs Office began receiving re ports of a threat against a school that was circulating through a photo-messaging ap plication that is commonly used by many teenagers. The Sheriffs Office itself took to social media to declare the facts of its investigation and to reassure parents, faculty and students. Be assured our agency is investigating the post to our fullest. At this time we believe this to be a prank, the HCSO noted in its official statement at 11:01 p.m. Schools opened unevent fully last Friday with an in creased law enforcement presence. Rumors began to run ram pant shortly after 8 a.m., though, when an ambulance was called to Hardee Senior High School. Sheriff Arnold Lanier per sonally called local media about the ambulances arrival and to ask with help in spreading factual information about the incident. The ambulance had nothing to do with yester days threat, Lanier said. There was a student who passed out and that is why the ambulance is at the high school. Less than an hour later at 9:29 a.m. the Sheriffs Office published a second notice to announce the digital message was not a local threat. After a thorough investigation, we have determined that there is no threat to any school within Hardee County, the Sheriffs Office reported. The original picture did not origi nate here and is currently cir culating throughout many school districts in Florida. The posts 12-hour lifespan that saw a community going from peace to worry to peace seems to be an endemic element of an age that depends more and more on social media platforms where posts, true or not, are shared with friends instantly with the click of a button. Pausing before sharing, law enforcement officials say, helps eliminate the spread of such fake information. Speak with your children about social media and tell them if they see something that is potentially harmful to alert the parents and law enforce ment before sending it out to their friends, the sheriff noted. According to the Sheriffs Office, deputies also fielded calls from parents concerning a post on a different social media site that had been deleted. The picture in question was seen at the same time as the concerning photo. According to the sheriff, the post was investigated nationally in March of this year. It made a resur gence because a single share five months later caused a wave of others to follow suit. Still, the countys top cop says he remains committed to taking any threat seriously. The Hardee County Sher iffs Office will always take every threat seriously and in vestigate it to its fullest, Lanier said. We are deter mined to maintain peace and safety throughout our county, especially our schools.Spread Of Dated, Non-Local Images Causes ConcernsDEAR PAW'S CORNER: Help! My 6-year-old cat, "Misti," has a serious weight problem, and the vet erinarian said she needs to drop several pounds. The vet told me to feed her less, but Misti cries constantly around feeding time and won't let up until I put more food into her bowl. What else can I do? Are there weight-loss supplements for cats? Helen T., via email DEAR HELEN: Helping your cat lose weight can be a struggle, but we all know that getting Misti down to a health ier weight will improve her quality of life. There are several supple ments and cat foods formu lated specifically for cats that say they help with weight con trol. One supplement, L-Car nitine, may be helpful, but consult Misti's vet first for the proper amount to give her. A calorie-restricted diet is the most effective way for Misti to lose weight. However, according to veterinarian and clinical researcher Dr. Mark E. Peterson, re ducing calories alone isn't ef fective. You must increase the amount of protein that Misti gets and reduce the amount of carbohydrates. The way to do this is to replace part of her dry food with real meat (plain chicken, steamed and cooled, for example). A high-quality canned food also may help in crease protein, but read the la bels very carefully. To make the diet easier on both of you, prepare Misti's food a few days ahead, sepa rating each day's fresh and dry food into separate containers. Dole out her meals twice a day. Save a little each time and when she cries for more food, place that small amount into her bowl. That trick, plus the increased protein, will help sa tiate Misti as she adjusts to the new diet. Send your questions, tips or comments to 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Paws CornerBy Sam Mazzotta YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!! Contact Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255


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Future Plans: My future plans are to get my AA here at SFSC and go into the CoastGuard as an officer. Career within the CoastGuard is undecided. Darby Sanders Co-Captain Jersey #: 1 Position: SS/WR Parents: Inoter Youte, Lienne YouteHobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, going out with friends Future Plans: Be a basketball coach. Jean Youte B8 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9


B10 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 8:23p 8:23pThe 4-H program is all about learning by doing, andthatÂ’s exactly what happenedat two camps held this sum mer. To help youngsters learn skills and become productive,responsible citizens, 4-H of fered an arts and crafts campand an agriculture camp. The goal of 4-H, and of the camps, is to let children andteenagers learn in a safe andwelcoming environment. At arts and crafts camp, kids learned to decorate plant pots,tie-dye shirts, make keychains,weave baskets, paint on glassand make mobiles. But thatÂ’s not all they did.Arts and crafts camp also in volved outdoor activities likesoccer, nature walks, fishing,and cleaning up garbagearound the lake. Ag camp involved more field trips. The kids went to Highlands Hammock State Park to learnabout contamination, trees,water resources and insects. They also went to HardeeLakes Park to learn about fer tilizer and go canoeing. A trip to the Nickerson Dairy let the kids learn aboutcows and the milk industry.And they were able to build anincubator and talk about poul try production while they werethere. Youngsters at ag camp also visited a beehive, where theyinteracted with bees and par ticipated in a conference aboutfood safety. After the camps were over, the kids took an online surveyfrom Hardee CountyÂ’s Univer sity of Florida Institute ofFood & Agricultural SciencesExtension Office. The survey results showed that 100 percent of the kids feltaccepted by others, felt theywere in a safe environment,and wanted to have more fieldtrips. Ninety percent of themsaid they want to attend nextyear and want to learn aboutanimal production, and 88 per cent said they had fun at camp. 4-H Camps Feature Arts, Milk & Honey COURTESY PHOTOS A 4-H summer camp trip to Hardee Lakes Park included some canoeing fun. Arts-and-crafts camp participants tie-dyed shirts as oneof their projects, creating individual works of art theycan wear. Plant pots were transformed into statement pieces forany dcor using colorful and elaborate decorations. These two learned about healthy bones and teeth, and the milk industry, while at Nickerson Dairy. Kids at ag camp had the opportunity to interact withbees when the group visited a beehive. The ag camp field trip to Nickerson Dairy was just one of several popular destinations. Do You Suspect A Child Is Being Hurt? CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453


August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICETHE BOWLING GREEN CITY COMMISSION WILL HOLD A BUDGET HEARING WORKSHOP MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. CITY HALL 104 EAST MAIN STREET BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA 33834In accordance with the ADA, persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this public hearing should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 863-375-2255 no later than two business days prior to such proceedings. M. Carmen Silva City Clerk 8:23c2017-18 SHIP Annual ReportThe 2017-18 SHIP Annual Report will be avail able at or at Hardee County Community Development, 412 West Orange St, Rm 201, Wauchula / Phone 863773-6349 for public review prior to the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners meeting on September 6, 2018 when it will become final. If the public wishes to submit comments on the report they may do so in writing. The written comments shall identify the author by name, address and interest affected. 8:23c Crime BlotterSheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the fol lowing incidents and made the following arrests during the past week. All suspects or defendants are presumed innocent of the charges against them. COUNTY Aug. 19, Cameron High, 26, of 2438 Apple Blossom Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cierra Johnson and charged with domestic battery by strangulation, assault with intent to commit a felony, and battery. Aug. 19, a vehicle was reported stolen on the 3600 block of Suwannee Street. Aug. 19, a theft was reported on the 1400 block of U.S. 17 North. Aug. 19, criminal mischief was reported on the 1500 block of Louisiana Street. Aug. 18, Aaron Darius Carter, 28, of 604 Walker St., Fayet teville, N.C., was arrested by Dep. Octavio Alvarez and charged with possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and pos session of narcotics equipment. Aug. 18, Crystal Martin, 35, of 5165 Deer Run, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with battery. Aug. 18, a theft was reported on the 3400 block of State Road 64 East. Aug. 18, a conveyance was burglarized on the 1200 block of Pine Drive. Aug. 18, a dangerous shooting was reported on the 800 block of Sumner Road. Aug. 18, a residence was burglarized on the 7100 block of Cloud 9 Ranch. Aug. 17, Laverne Gamble, 45, of 1434 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with petit theft. Aug. 17, Shawn M. Murphy, 25, of 4720 Church Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens and charged with withholding child support. Aug. 17, criminal mischief was reported near the corner of Steve Roberts Special and Nursery Road. Aug. 16, thefts were reported on the 1500 block of Altman Road and the 2400 block of State Road 64 West. Aug. 16, criminal mischief was reported on the 500 block of South Road. Aug. 16, a residence was burglarized on the 600 block of Chamberlain Boulevard. Aug. 15, a theft was reported on the 700 block of County Road 665. Aug. 15, a residence was burglarized on the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Aug. 14, Marcus David Roberts, 39, of 5439 Tom Bryan Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the Drug Task Force on a charge of contempt of court. Aug. 14, Dennis Rosado, 39, of 3153 Edwards Peace Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cierra Johnson and charged with battery and resisting an officer without violence. Aug. 14, Gavino Rivera, 46, of 8545 Chinook Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austen and charged with battery and simple assault. Aug. 14, a theft was reported on the 500 block of Hancock Road. Aug. 13, Andrew Fabila, 28, of 4649 County Road 661A, Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with probation violation. Aug. 13, a theft was reported on the 500 block of State Road 64 West. Aug. 13, dangerous shooting was reported on the 4400 block of Paynes Creek Road. WAUCHULA Aug. 19, Bulmaro J. Solis, 44, of 217 Washington St., Fort Meade, was arrested by Lt. Matthew Whatley and charged with driving under the influence. Aug. 19, Juan Martin Valdez, 33, of 5199 Parnell Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Fort and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Aug. 19, a residence was burglarized on the 800 block of South 10th Avenue. Aug. 18, Porfirio Garcia, 36, of 3981 Edison Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Lt. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs. Aug. 18, Quinton Tylor Stone, 18, of 764 Polk Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and charged with burglary and larceny. Aug. 18, a conveyance was burglarized on the 100 block of South Seventh Avenue. Aug. 18, a business was burglarized on the 400 block of South Florida Avenue. Aug. 16, Jacky Lee Allen, 39, of 126 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Emmanuel Vazquez and Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with an out-of-county warrant, possession of a structure or vehicle for the production of drugs, and two counts of cruelty toward a child. Aug. 16, thefts were reported on the 200 block of North Eighth Avenue and the 400 block of Louisiana Street. Aug. 15, David Lee Roath, 32, of 126 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Emmanuel Vazquez and Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with an out-of-county warrant, resisting an officer without violence, production of drugs, posses sion of drugs, possession of narcotics equipment, and cruelty toward a child. Aug. 14, a conveyance was burglarized on the 900 block of West Palmetto Street. Aug. 14, a business was burglarized on the 500 block of South Sixth Avenue. BOWLING GREEN Aug. 17, a theft was reported on the 100 block of West Main Street. Aug. 14, a residence was burglarized on the 200 block of East Coconut Street. Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Dalila Garcia, 25, of Zolfo Springs, and Humberto Molina, 27, of Zolfo Springs. Sabrina Kae Rutland, 23, of Wauchula, and Tyler Gomez, 24, of Wauchula. Mary Theresa Schaill Myers, 38, of Fort Meade, and Jesse James Chestnut, 52, of Fort Meade. Brooke Morgan Shelton, 22, of Clayton, N.C., and Jeremy Justin Blalock, 23, of Ona. Jazmin Carrillo, 41, of Se bring, and Julio Seda, 67, of Sebring. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Capital One Bank vs. Daniel J. Bloor, voluntary dis missal. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of last week in County Court: There was no criminal traf fic or misdemeanor court as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the of fice of the Circuit Court: Nora H. Suarez and the Florida Department of Rev enue vs. Jorge Paniagua Guzman, petition for enforcement of administrative support order. Ryan Mortimor and Hiede Mortimor, petition for divorce. Maria Isabell Cervantes and Enrigue Mondragon, petition for divorce. Wauchula State Bank vs. Hardee Car Co., Billy Hill, Janice Hill, U.S. Internal Rev enue Service and FDOR, com mercial mortgage foreclosure. Wauchula State Bank vs. Billy Hill, Janice Hill, the IRS and FDOR, commercial mort gage foreclosure. Andy Esquivel and Virginia Garza Esquivel, petition for di vorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Cir cuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Wauchula Police Depart ment vs. Jesus Felix Medrano, stipulation to split seized prop erty with $2,511.50 going to each party. Elizabeth L. Thompkins Cherry and FDOR vs. Keith L. Brown, civil order of contempt for $9,822.85 in child support. The following felony crim inal cases were disposed of last week by the circuit judge: There was no felony court as it was trial week. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Noe and Rachel Navarro to Camelia Lopez Vasquez and Domingo Bartolo Lopez, for $32,000. Ivarine Smith to Eileen Blair, for $56,000. Space Coast Estate Services to Chad E. Mitchell, for $100,000. Raymon Joseph to Guillermo Garcia Gutierrez, for $50,000. Leslie Ialhelie Gonzalez to Jennifer Lopez, for $113,500. Richard M. and Joyce A. Stock and the Stock 2004 Fam ily Trust to James H. and Julie A. Meyer, for $30,000. Joe L. Davis Inc. to PAL 5/7, for $280,000.NoticeNotice is given that the owners of the real prop erty within the plat known as Manley Homeplace Subdivision intend to petition the Board of County Commissioners to vacate the plat in its entirety. 8:23,30c ______________________________ 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 of CARESYNC, INC., Assignor, To: JOSEPH J. LUZINSKI, Assignee. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO: CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on July 23, 2018, a petition commencing an assignment for the benefit of creditors pursuant to chapter 727, Florida Statutes, made by CareSync, Inc., as signor, with principal place of business at 14055 Riveredge Drive, #600, Tampa, Florida 33637, to Joseph J. Luzinski, as signee, whose address is 500 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 400, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, was filed. YOU ARE HEREBY further notified that in order to receive any dividend in this proceeding you must file a proof of claim with the assignee or the assignee's attorney on or before November 20, 2018. STEPHANIE C. LIEB RHYS P. LEONARD TRENAM, KEMKER, SCHARF, BARKIN, FRYE, ONEILL & MULLIS, P.A. PO Box 1102 Tampa, FL 33601-1102 Tel: (813) 223-7474 Proposed Attorneys for the Assignee, Joseph J. Luzinski8:2-23c __________________________________ Notices A Safe PlaceFL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE1 (800) 500-1119End The Abuse!


B12 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 SUE BIRGE County Commissioner District Two “PROVEN AND EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP” Sue Birge Respects, Honors and Supports Our Veterans 8:23p Re-Elect Hardee Republican Executive Committee Chair. Hardee County Chamber Crime Stoppers Past Chair, current board member. Vice Chair Small Rural Counties. Rotary President 3X Assist. Dist. Governor Current Director. BOCC Legislative Liaison Vice Chair FL Small Co. Coalition. Successful Realtor Lambert Realty, Inc. Former Vice-President Wauchula State Bank. M M y y F F a a m m i i l l y y M M y y L L i i f f e eT T h h e e G G r r n n S S i i s s t t e e r r s s • BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL• STRONG FAMILY TIES• DEEP CHRISTIAN VALUES• MEMBER FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMNLY AND WORSHIP TEAM • HEAVY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT • ACTIVE SUPPORTER OF OUR VETERANS About me: Sue Green Birge. Raised in a strict,Christian environment with a family ofnine, (parents Jesse and MildredGreen). I was taught early in life theimportance of a good work ethic.Growing up in a large family makesyou a survivor. We learned responsi bilities early! Three things were very important: • Work• School • Church If you wanted to prosper and do wellyou didn't miss any of them! All threeof these influences taught me to be abuilder I was expected to foster goodwill and advancement in our government, believe in our leaders and our workers and challenge eachother to do more each day. Experienced leadership and qualifications matter. Vote to Re-Elect SUE BIRGE, for your County Commissioner, District 2, on Aug. 28! ROTARY FLIGHTS Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two Our Christian heritage and this county remains a very important part of our lives. “I would really appreciate your vote” ______________________________ 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 __________________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 25-2018-CA-000301 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORT-GAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs.THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-VISEES, GRANTEES,SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-TORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTSCLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST, WANDADURRANCE A/K/A WANDADURRANCE AYCOCK, DE-CEASED, et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION To:THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE VISEES, GRANTEES, AS SIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OROTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMINGBY, THROUGH, UNDER, ORAGAINST, WANDA DURRANCEA/K/A WANDA DURRANCE AY COCK, DECEASED;Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address:UnknownANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, AND AGAINST THEHEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWNPARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OROTHER CLAIMANTS.Last Known Address: UnknownCurrent Address:UnknownYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac tion to foreclose a mortgage onthe following property in HardeeCounty, Florida: LOT 11,12 AND 13, OFBLOCK 4, WILDWOODSUBDIVISION TO TOWNOF BOWLING GREEN,HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA, AS PER PLATBOOK 2, PAGE 19. A/K/A5111 MINOR AVENUE,BOWLING GREEN, FL33834 has been filed against you andyou are required to serve a copyof your written defenses within30 days after the first publica tion, if any, on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff’s attorney, whose ad dress is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623, and file the originalwith this Court either beforeSeptember 14, 2018 service onPlaintiff’s attorney, or immedi ately thereafter; otherwise, a de fault will be entered against youfor the relief demanded in theComplaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutiveweeks in the Herald Advocate. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 7 day ofAugust, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 8:16,23c __________________________________ Notices CRAFTY CLASS COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elementary School teacher Vickie Conerly tested her second-grade students’ creativity with acrafty assignment. The youngsters were challenged to make models of 3D figures using just Play-Doh and Q-Tips. BG City Commission Gets 1 New Member By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Qualifying has ended, and the Bowling Green City Com mission will have one newmember by November or De cember. Commissioner Steve Spinks, Seat 1, and ShirleyBrown, Seat 2, did not drawany opposition and will servenew four-year terms. Duane Gardner, 48, a 22year city resident, will serve inSeat 3 since incumbent CliffLunn chose not to seek anotherterm. Gardner is retired from the Highlands County Sheriff’sOffice as a detention officerand owns a lawn service plusrental properties in Highlands. Gardner said he would like to bring a “fresh perspective to make good things better in thecity.” Next month he plans toopen Tasty Vape, a vaporlounge, in Wauchula north ofSuperior OK Tire Store. “There are four vapor lounges in Highlands County.Vaping (electronic cigarettes)is a fad with millennials.”Vapor solutions come in awide range of flavors and havea zero, three percent or six per cent nicotine content. Gardner did not want his home address published sincehe is retired from a law en forcement career. Due to no opposition there will be no city election andcommissioners will take theirnew term in office in Novem ber or December, said CityClerk Carmen Silva.


T HE C LASSIFIEDS ABOUT ... ClassifiedsDEADLINE ....Tuesday noon RATES ..........Minimum of $5.00 for up to 10 words. Each additional word is 25. Ads in all capitals are 35 per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $5 extra. BILLING ........Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS:Agriculture Mobile Homes Appliances Notices Automobile Personal Boats Pets Furniture Plants/Produce Guns Real Estate Help Wanted Recreational Houses Rentals LivestockRentals, CommercialLost & Found Services Miscellaneous Wanted Motorcycles Yard Sales Dusty AlbrittonNEW LISTING! 2 lots zoned Historical Commercial Downtown Wauchula on Palmetto Street. $49,500 AVON PARK lot! Corner lot with over half acre. $9,500 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., BrokerRealtor Associates Rick Knight ............... (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton ........... (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley ............. (863) 781-9664 Justin Smith ................ (863-781-3432 John ONeal ............... (863) 381-2535 Karen ONeal............ (863) 781-7633 Brandi Maldonado............ (863) 414-3349 cl8:23c 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 joins city 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 with 233 acres in 16 year old pine timber. Great hunting 18.5 acres on Silver Lake in Polk County. High and Dry. Great home site! P PR R O OP PE ER R T TI IE ES S F FO OR R S SA AL LE E cl8:16tfc A-1 SAFARI GLASS 300 N. Florida Ave. Wauchula863-773-3434Now offering AUTO WINDOW TINTING in the Hardee County area. Let us help you beat the summer heat. Call for a FREE quote.For All Your Glass NeedsCommercial Residential AutoLicense # SCC131151430 Insuredcl8:23c Delois JohnsonLambert Realty, Inc. 863-781-236014.75 acres, Bailes Road, Zolfo Springs 3 acre pond, all fenced, small well. $113,000 cl8:23,30c Staton Auto Sales Buy Here Pay Here1093 US Hwy 17 North, Wauchula863-781-9084MondaySaturday 8am-6pmW W I I D D E E V V A A R R I I E E T T Y Y O O F F P P R R E E O O W W N N E E D D A A U U T T O O M M O O B B I I L L E E S S $ $ 5 5 0 0 0 0 D D O O W W N N cl8:23c NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE2000 CHEV VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y2124389 8:00 A.M. Sept 4, 2018DRISKELL SERVICE CENTER 903 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL cl8:23c YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions TERRYMIKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfcHARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $13.52-$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/Spotter (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $11.72 $16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr. + ben. pkg. Courier (FL DL) $9.62 $13.26/hr. + ben. pkg. Positions include, 100% paid Health Insurance for Employee Coverage. Job descriptions @ w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl8:16,23cBryan Land Services LLCExcavating Grading Land Clearing863-263-8250Ona, FL cl8:9-30p HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 cl8:23c HARDEECARCOMPANY(Across From First National Bank) B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e773-6667 cl5:25tfc 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 FREE ESTIMATES By Hour or ContractH. KIKER Tree Surgery 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED863-453-4942 863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding3601 E. Ramsey Way Avon Park, FL 33825cl5:4tfc Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra Jimmy DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able, 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p DRIVERS, CDL-A: LOCAL, Avon Park Openings! These part-time, daytime runs are all no-touch! Excellent hourly pay! Great for those seeking supplemental weekly income. 2 yrs CDL-A exp. Call Penske Logistics: 866-9365356. 8:23,30c BIOLOGY ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS (PT) Open until filled. Please visit http://sfsc.inter for detailed position announcement. 863784-7132. EA/EO 8:16,23c SECURITY-HARDEE CAMPUS (PT) Application deadline: 9/2/18. Please visit for detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETS PREF. 8:16,23c LEARN TO DRIVE A TRUCK! Get your Commercial Driver's Li cense today at South Florida State College. Scholarships available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033. 3:1-9:20p Help Wanted Agriculture HOUSE KEEPER WANTED. Previous cleaning experience not necessary. Must be able to sweep, mop and polish, must have great customer service and the desire to exceed expecta tions. Must be at least 18 years old. Available to work MondayFriday, 8-5 pm, 1 hour lunch. Please call 863-375-4343 to schedule an interview. Pioneer Creek RV Resort. 8:16-9:6c 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 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 Help Wanted HAVE YOU LOST A PET? Con tact animal control in Bowling Green at 863-375-2255 to see if we have your cat or dog. We also have pets for adoption. 4:16dh/tfc 5 PLASTIC 5 GAL. Gas cans, $15 each or all 5 for $65; 863-7817782. 8:23p I AM SEEKING Agricultural Se curity employment with housing furnished. Orin Tomlinson, P.O. Box 46, Loughmon, Florida 33858-0046, 863-424-5831. 8:16-30p I WILL PAY cash for junk cars 863-781-4570 8:9-9:6p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh 4/1 HOUSE FOR RENT 802 Red ding St, Zolfo Springs, $750, 1st, last and security deposit, 863781-0702. To apply please pick up Renters Application at L. Cobb Construction, Inc., 401 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. 8:23c Rentals Pets Miscellaneous Lost/Found 3 BR 2 B DUPLEX house, $850 per month, $800 security. No smoking, no pets. 509 North 9th Ave., Wauchula, 863-781-0514. 8:16tfc 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 I WILL CLEAN PLANTS and mow small yards. Joe 863-245-9898. 8:23p CAREGIVER AVAILABLE, days or evenings, 863-245-9210. 8:23,30p VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE Care offers a bereavement walkin support group for those that have experienced the loss of a love one. Beginning 9/2/16 every Friday at 1 p.m. in the VITAS office, 113 W. Main Street, Wauchula, 863-583-7100. 8:18tfc-dh ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fel lowship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB collects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave. tfc-dh DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs? Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Thursday and Friday night 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10 Paragraph D require all ads for any construction-related service to carry the con tractors licence number. tfc-dh Noon Tuesday Deadline for all yard sale ads. FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am 2 pm, corner of Orange & 1st, Wauchula. Everything 50, ex cept furniture. 8:23p Yard Sales Services Rentals August 23, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B13


B14 The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2018 F F i i r r s s t t D D a a y y O O f f S S c c h h o o o o l l N N o o r r t t h h W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a E E l l e e m m e e n n t t a a r r y y COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS New School Year Begins Hilltop Elementary COURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS W W e e l l c c o o m m e e B B a a c c k k W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a E E l l e e m m e e n n t t a a r r y y S S c c h h o o o o l l COURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS