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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, September 6, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 41 • 2 93¢ Plus 7¢ Sales Tax Wildcats BreakStreaks’ Streak B1 Former Athletes GetOrange & Blue Salute B1 OTTERLY EXCITING COURTESY PHOTO This female otter is taking a break after a niceswim. Two otters currently call the WildlifeRefuge home. See story and more pictureson A6. School Board To Discuss IDA Offer COURTESY PHOTO The Duette community school will be inducted Saturday into the National Register of Historic Places. Ceremony, Dinner To Honor Historic Duette School The Duette community school will be the site of a ded ication ceremony Saturday(Sept. 15) as it is officially rec ognized as part of the NationalRegister of Historic Places. The ceremony, sponsored by the Duette Community Associ ation, will include a spaghettidinner from 4-6 p.m. The dedication ceremony is slated for 5 p.m. when Mana teee County Clerk of Court An gelina Colonneso will reveal aplaque commemorating the siteas a historical site. “After lots of work we have gotten the retired school build ing into the National HistoricRegistry,” said Betty Glass burn, member of the DuetteCommunity Association. The education complex dates to 1930 when three schools –Albritton, Bunker Hill, andDuette – combined in theDuette community to form asingle school. The school was built on land donated by Roux Crate Mill.Construction utilized lumberdonated by the same company. The school ran several years as a “Strawberry School”which meant it ran from Aprilto December so the studentscould be home to help on thestrawberry farm. The school adopted a more traditional school schedule in1959. Duette ran as an elementary school until 2016 when theManatee County School Boardchose to close the school due tolagging attendance. In 2016 the Duette Commu nity Association was formed totry to preserve the building andsite. The group filed an appli cation to include the school inthe National Historical Regis ter. “Through getting into the Register it would assure thecommunity the site would al ways be there if it was properlymaintained,” Glassburn said. The Manatee County School Board, Manatee County Build ing Department, and ManateeBoard of County Commission ers lent support to the effort,and on May 24 of this year theFlorida Historical Commissionmet and voted the site into the state register and agreed to sub mit it to the National Register.On July 30 the site was se lected for induction into theNational Historical Register. The Duette community has created a school museum in theformer library room and dis played several antique items inthe auditorium. An open houseis held the second Saturday ofeach month from 8 a.m. untilnoon. Landscaping at the site was donated by Mosaic. For information call Glass burn at 941-742-8110. Idle Mines South Pasture Mine Closure ‘Temporary’ As Mosaic Sees Stiffer Overseas Competition By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Mosaic is idling its South Pasture Mine fa cility in Fort Green and relocating the entire158-person workforce until market conditionsimprove. All employees will be offered positions at various Mosaic facilities in Florida althoughmany employees will be required to switch po sitions or work for different wages. Heather Nedley, the local public affairs man ager for Mosaic, said the move is “temporary”but could not say if or when the mine would re sume normal operations. Currently three draglines are operating at the South Pasture Mine. Plans are to shut down two of the machines while continuing to operate the third draglinewith all its ore being pumped to the Four Cor ners Mine for processing. The float plant in Fort Green will not be op erated during the closure. Nedley said the closure was related to the Plant City chemical plant being shut down inDecember, stating “our mines are currentlySee MINEA2 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The School Board of Hardee County will be briefed on apossible land swap with theHardee County Industrial De velopment Authority (IDA)during a closed-door sessionlater this month. “It is time we move the dis cussion out of my office,” said Superintendent Bob Shayman. “We are going to talk to theBoard.” Administrators with The School District of HardeeCounty have resumed meetingswith IDA Chairman Bill Lam bert over a possible land swapof the now shuttered CareSyncbuilding in exchange for thedistrict’s current offices on U.S. 17. Earlier this month, Shayman reported that the talks hadstalled after he spent severalweeks attempting to contactLambert by phone with no suc cess. In a previous statement to The Herald-Advocate, the su perintendent said he was gladthe complex had not been toured by district staff becausehe did not “want to get theirhopes up.” Shayman clarified that state ment on Friday, saying thatLambert had provided himselfand other senior administratorsa tour of the complex. The WauchulaGhost, an on line community activist, criti cized Shayman’s previous statement last week on his so cial media platform andclaimed the walkthrough hadoccurred on June 27. Shayman’s original state ment was made Aug. 13. The superintendent said he continues to be concerned overthe costs associated with anypotential land swap. “We are not going to dis place money from the class room or teachers for that,” Shayman said. Roofing inspections, electri cal inspections, and an air qual ity analysis are a few of themany examinations the districtwould have to provide for thebuilding before the SchoolBoard could legally consider a See OFFERA2 Scout Leader Gets Split Sentence In Molestation Ferguson By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate A scout leader has been handed a five-year split sen tence after molesting a boywhile on a troop camping andcanoeing trip here. Patrick Raymond Ferguson, 20, of 5961 67th Ave. N., Pinel las Park, originally wascharged with lewd battery on achild 12 to 15 years of age, asecond-degree felony, butagreed to plead guilty to a re duced charge of child abuse, athird-degree felony. The plea agreement between the prosecution and the defenserecommended no prison timefor Ferguson and spared thevictim from testifying in a jurytrial. In accepting the defendant’s new plea, Circuit Judge MarcusJ. Ezelle imposed a three-way split sentence amounting tofive years of confinement or supervision. Ezelle ordered Ferguson re manded into custody to beginserving a jail sentence of 364 days. Following that term, Fer guson is to serve one year onhouse arrest. After that, he will spend three more years on su pervised probation.See SENTENCEA2 W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 08/2892720.0008/2989691.3608/3089710.0308/3189720.2909/0191740.0009/0290730.2109/0384730.34 Rainfall to 09/03/2018 41.26 Same period last year 36.70 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B2 Courthouse Report.....B4Crime Blotter.........A8Entertainment.........A9 Hardee Living........A10Information Roundup.A10Obituaries............A4Puzzles.............. B11 Save The Date.........A2School Lunch Menus.. A11 Solunar Forecast.......A3


A2 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 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-Advocate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarification, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. CorrectionsSEPTEMBER 6 Storytime/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 6 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 11 Cry Out America Prayer Rally/Faith Temple Ministries Church of God/ 701 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula/noon 11 Money Smart for Families/Hardee Help Center/ 713 E. Bay St, Wauchula/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 am 4 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 4 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 10 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 11 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 11 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 15 Open Mic Night/ Heritage Park/6 pm 16 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 17 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 18 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 18 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 24 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 25 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 25 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 27 Community Fall Festival/Main Street Wauchula/4 pmSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATEOFFER Continued From A1 producing phosphate rock in excess of what is being utilized at our manufacturing facili ties. The idling is temporary as the South Pasture mine plays a critical role in the long term fu ture of our phosphates busi ness, she said. Nedley said Mosaics recla mation and operations teams are working through plans to determine what reclamation activities will take place during the closure. We are committed to meet ing our reclamation obliga tions, she said. In the near term, we plan to utilize some of the stockpiled sand tailings and overburden materials to further the reclamation work. Mosaics application for the proposed Ona Mine, which joins the South Pasture mine and received local approval in July, included a pipeline route that would allow the company to send matrix mined in Hardee County to the Four Corners fa cility, potentially eliminating the need for the Fort Green float plant. Last December, Mosaic CEO Joc ORourke announced the closure of the Plant City fa cility during the companys third-quarter earnings release. Plant City is the highestcost facility amongst our Florida operations, and it re quires a disproportionate amount of sustaining capital each year, he said when an nouncing the news. Last year, Nedley did not expect the South Pasture oper ations to be affected by the Plant City closure, stating the rock from that facility would either be trucked or railed to other Mosaic processing plants. All previous employees of the mine will begin at their new facilities on Monday after the mothballing preparation has been completed. Mosaic will consider re opening both facilities in the future if demand increases. Globally there is an over supply of phosphate fertilizer products as China, Saudi Arabia and Morocco have all re cently increased production. trade, Shayman said. We are not diverting money for that, the superintendent said. The superintendent said the IDA is waiting for school officials to make the next move. They are waiting for us to make an offer, Shayman said. Shayman stressed that there is no critical need for the Dis trict to find a new home. For us to move to that building or any building is not a high priority for us, Shayman said. It would be nice, but we are just fine where we are. Shayman plans to ask the School Board at their meeting tonight (Thursday) at 5 p.m. to set an executive session for Thursday, Sept. 27. MINE Continued From A1 The judge also ordered him into a sex offender treatment program. Once released, he may not work anywhere chil dren regularly congregate. Further, Ezelle prohibited the defendant from having any contact with his victim, and in structed him to write a letter of apology to the boy. Ferguson may not possess or view any pornography, and must abide by a curfew keep ing him at home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., Ezelle added. The judge assessed $520 in court costs, $250 to the Public Defenders Office, $150 to the Hardee County Sheriffs Office to reimburse investigative ex penses, $300 to the State Attor neys Office for the cost of prosecution, and $938 to the state Child Advocacy Trust Fund. According to a report filed by Det. David Drake of the HCSO, the incident occurred in April of 2016 as Ferguson, then 18, was serving as a Boy Scouts of America leader. His victim was 13. The Boy Scouts troop, from Pinellas County, traveled to Hardee County to go camping and canoeing, paddling from Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs south to Gardner. The boy told investigators that Ferguson asked him to play cards inside his tent with him while the others played a different game outside. The boy agreed. The scout said that after sev eral games of cards, Ferguson asked him for a sexual favor. The boy refused. But, he told authorities, Fer guson persisted, making him feel pressured and unsure of himself. He said he was scared to say no and was afraid Ferguson would think he was not cool. The boy performed the act, Drake said. The boys mother later learned of the incident, and participated in a controlled telephone call with Ferguson arranged and monitored by the Pinellas County Sheriffs Of fice. In it, Ferguson admitted the 13-year-old engaged in sex ual conduct with him. He said the incident in the tent was the only time. As the crime occurred in Hardee County, Pinellas au thorities alerted the Sheriffs Office here, which conducted an investigation and arrested Ferguson. SENTENCE Continued From A1ROBBYELLIOTTinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 9:6c Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy Barber Hwy. 66 East P.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL Kellys ColumnBy JimUM and FSU lost their opening college football games at home against strong teams (LSU and Va. Tech). Perhaps they should have opened their season against weaker teams like UF did. The Hardee High Wildcats appear to be a fourth quarter team, never giving up and fighting to the last second. This trait resulted in a 29-28 OT win Friday at home against a strong Sebring team. This Friday Hardee will host Avon Park and will be favored despite two straight losses to the Red Devils. On Nov. 6 Hardee County will elect its first Hispanic to the Board of County Commissioners--Republican Noey Flores or Democrat Ralph Arce. Flores in last week's Republican primary election defeated incumbent Sue Birge, the county's first woman elected to the County Commission (eight years ago). The hurricane season is here. By the law of averages Hardee County should be hurricane-free in 2018 and the next few years. Regular unleaded gasoline was $2.74 a gallon on Tuesday in Wauchula. Carter's Meats, a relatively new company in south Wauchula, recently closed. The Hardee Athletic Foundation on Friday, Sept. 21, will install Jackie See and John Terrell into the Hall of Fame at a 6 p.m. dinner at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center. See Tanya Royal for tickets. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for improving their record to 11 games over .500 as of Monday, after a 1-8 season start. Andrew McCutchen of Fort Meade is now playing right field for the New York Yankees. The Gerald and Dorothy Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Big Sandy, Texas, includes these foods as a MIND Diet for better brain aging: Whole grains, green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, berries, fish, poultry, beans, nuts, olive oil, and a daily glass of wine. Limit your intake of butter/margarine, cheese, pastries/sweets, fast/fried food, and red/processed meats. The MIND Diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet pattern and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Tuffs also reports colorectal cancer is the fourth most com mon cancer diagnosed in the U.S., with 140,000 cases forecast for 2018. Processed meats are associated with higher risk, and high fiber diets associated with lower risk. There is a strong link between diet and colorectal cancer. Diets with the lowest risk include tea, coffee, dark yellow vegetables, dark greens, and leafy vegetables. This diet is also consistent with lower risk of heart disease and other chronic dis orders. Diets with the highest potential of this disease include processed meat, red meat, organ meat, and refined grains, and sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages. These foods promote in flammation in the gastro-intestinal tract. Tufts experts say exercising regularly and a healthy diet are important for optimal health. Exercise maintains our muscles and respiratory capacity, and together they help us achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and lower risk for chronic dis eases associated with aging. HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 9:6c As I said last week I'm not a political person, but I do have my own thoughts and views about what is going on in this wonderful country of ours. I want my grandchildren to be able to grow up in an environment where they have the freedom to choose what they do with their lives. I want to see the teachers in our colleges start teaching the things they need to make a decent living for their families. I would like for them to know the complete history of our country because one day they will be in charge of running it. How are they going to be prepared to run a country if the liberal professors aren't teaching them about the Constitution, democracy, and the jobs of government? We have an election coming up in November. If we don't get behind our chosen candidate and do all we can to get him or her elected to office, it could mean disaster for our state and country. If you don't vote, you have only yourself to blame. You have plenty of time to study the candidates and where they stand on the issues. On a different note, now that school has started, I am miss ing the grands coming to visit on the weekends. During the sum mer Jodi let them stay for days on end. We stayed up late and after going to bed we would laugh and talk until one of us fell asleep, then we would sleep late the next morning. I would make smiley-face pancakes and hot chocolate for breakfast, and then it was usually yard time. They helped do it all, from pulling weeds to planting seeds and bulbs--from raking and mowing to carrying what they had raked to the burn pile. I can remember doing the same things with their mom and her sisters. I have been blessed to still have the energy and health to be able to do these things with them, and they are a blessing to me, as is all my family. God Bless. Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-4533589. Peavys PonderingsBy Jonell PeavySugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas 1. GEOGRAPHY: Which of the Great Lakes reaches the farthest north and west? 2. LITERATURE: Which English poet wrote and illus trated "Songs of Innocence and of Experience"? 3. MOVIES: Who played the female lead in the 1942 film "Casablanca"? 4. 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September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate A two-vehicle crash involv ing a school transport van senta 72-year-old man to the hos pital on Friday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol has not completed its investi gation into the accident thatoccurred mid-morning Aug.31. “The official report is not completed,” said Lt. GregBueno, spokesman for theFHP. The accident involved a 2005 Chevrolet van owned byThe School District of Hardee County and a 2005 Chevrolettruck. The driver of the truck, 72year-old James LewisChancey, was stabilized at thescene by Hardee County FireRescue before being flown toan unknown hospital by med ical helicopter for additionaltreatment. The driver of the van, Irma Raya Mendoza, 68, was re portedly uninjured. Olivia Salas, a passenger in the van, was also uninjured. “They were shaken but are doing OK,” said Superintend ent Bob Shayman. Mendoza and Salas work the district’s migrant outreach pro gram, according to the super intendent. There were no children in the school van. “We were really fortunate,” Shayman said. “They are usu ally transporting students.” The FHP did not release a cause of the crash. The force of the impact ripped the front bumper fromthe van. The truck came to rest over turned in a nearby pasture. The crash remains under in vestigation. Van Involved In Friday Accident COURTESY PHOTOS A van used to transport students in Hardee County’s migrant education program was involved in a smash-up Aug. 31. A 2005 Chevrolet truck came to rest in a field after colliding with a van owned by the School District of Hardee County. V OTE D AVID H ORTON F OR H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE Thank You For Your Support. Looking Forward To A Positive Change November 6 The Only Candidate Board Certified By The Florida Bar Paid for by David Horton, non partisan, candidate for Hardee County Judge 9:6c By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A man who used a local auto dealership as a meeting placefor drug sales won’t be drivinganywhere for the next fiveyears. Charles Andrew Manley, 48, of 1161 Downing Cir.,Wauchula, struck a deal pre ceding what was supposed tobe a pre-trial hearing in HardeeCircuit Court and instead wassentenced on two of the sixcounts originally filed againsthim. In plea negotiations, Assis tant State Attorney HannahPotter agreed not to prosecutetwo counts of possession ofmethamphetamine with intentto sell and two counts posses sion of drug paraphernalia inexchange for Manley’s “nocontest” plea to two counts ofthe reduced charge of sale ofmeth. At his Jan. 3 arrest, the charge lodged twice by theHardee County Sheriff’s Of fice Drug Task Force was saleof methamphetamine within1,000 feet of a church. Theproximity to a church boostedthe offense to a first-degreefelony. The reduced charge dropped the location near a church,leaving Manley to plea to twocounts of the less severe saleof methamphetamine, a sec ond-degree felony. In accepting the plea agree ment, Circuit Judge Marcus J.Ezelle adjudicated Manleyguilty and sentenced him tospend four years in FloridaState Prison. Further, the judge ordered Manley to pay $1,040 in courtcosts, $300 for reimbursementto the Sheriff’s Office for in vestigative expenses, $600 tothe State Attorney’s Office forthe cost of prosecution, $200in Florida Department of LawEnforcement lab fees, and$350 to the Public Defender’sOffice – for a total of costs,fines and fees of $2,490. Ezelle also imposed a oneyear suspension on Manley’sdriver’s license, as is custom ary in narcotics-related cases. Manley’s prison term fol lows two drugs sales in 2016,one on Dec. 19 and the otheron Dec. 23, detectives with theDrug Task Force said in theirarrest reports. They alleged that Manley sold drugs during daylighthours using a busy business asa meeting place. Intelligence information gathered by the detectives ul timately led to two controlledtransactions arranged by andmonitored by the Drug TaskForce. Both buys utilized the aid of a confidential informant, DrugTask Force reports said. In the Dec. 19, 2016, inci dent, the informant was able topurchase 0.7 grams of methfrom Manley for $30, reportssaid. On the second occasion, on Dec. 23, Manley sold $100worth of meth to the confiden tial informant. Field and lab tests of the crystalline substance sold byManley came back positive formethamphetamine. Warrantsfor Manley’s arrest were laterissued. Drug Dealer Gets 4 Years Manley O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. 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Housing will be available to the workers that cannot rea sonably return home after each workday. Transportation and subsistence ex penses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract iscompleted, if appropriate. Workers should apply for the position at their localState Workforce Agency, Job order number NC10863656. cl9:6c A-1 SAFARI GLASS 300 N. Florida Ave. • Wauchula 863-773-3434 Now offering AUTO WINDOW TINTING in the Hardee County area. Let us help you beat the summer heat. Call for a FREEquote. 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A4 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula, Fl. 33873 (863) 773-6400 8:2tfc parents, Norwood Brooksand Alberta Brooks; and sis ter, Donna Conerly. She is survived by her loving husband, David El bertson; daughters, TanyaAyers, of Wauchula, andTrinity Garner (Russell), ofWauchula; sisters, Joan Wal dron (Jerry), of Wauchula,and Cindy Todd (Johnny), ofBowling Green; as well asgrandchildren, Jacob Willis,Sydney Willis, Lindsey Gar ner, Jayce Garner, and Victo ria Willis. A memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8,2018, at 10:30 a.m., atSouthside Baptist Church.Pastor Scott Waldren will beofficiating.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory N N O O R R M M A A J J E E A A N N E E L L B B E E R R T T S S O O N N Norma Jean Elbertson 62, of Wauchula, passed awaySunday Aug. 26, 2018, at herhome, surrounded by herloving family. She was born Nov. 8, 1955 in Wauchula, and wasa lifelong resident of HardeeCounty. Norma was Baptistby faith. She worked helpingothers at Heartland WorkForce. Norma enjoyed gar dening, canning, cookingand spending time with fam ily. She was a member ofRelay for Life. She was preceded by her 9:6c In Loving Memory J J B B R R U U C C E E S S I I F F F F J. Bruce Siff, 89, of Zolfo Springs, passed away onSunday, Sept. 2, 2018. He was born in Bradford, Pa., on Aug. 31, 1929. J.Bruce was a resident ofHardee County for 12 years.He was employed by theUnited States Communica tions Department, as an elec trical engineer. He proudlyserved in the U.S. Army andwas a veteranof WWII. Hewas also amember of theMasonic Lodge, in Stuartand Wauchula, past memberof the Wauchula Rotary, vol unteer with the GED pro gram, Guardian Ad Litem, amember of the VFW andAmerican Legion, and hevolunteered in the Cutting-Edge Ministries ofWauchula. He is survived by his wife, Jolanta Mallon (Siff),of Zolfo Springs; daughter,Joni S. Schwager (Gary), ofPittsburgh, Pa.; and grand daughter, Emily. Services will be held in Washington, DC.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home ROBERT JOSEPH ‘BOB’ MERADA Robert Joseph “Bob” Mer ada, 82, of St. Petersburg diedafter a long battle with cancerand heart disease. He was born on Nov. 9, 1935, in Miami, to the lateMinnie Lee (Hopson) andJohn H. Merada. He worked asa pharmacist after earning abachelor degree in microbiol ogy from San Diego State Uni versity and a bachelor degreefrom Southern College ofPharmacy. He was a memberof the Alafia River Frontiers man State Rendezvous and theElks Lodge #1224. He served in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 4 BiologicalSciences Assis tant during theCuban MissileCrisis, qualifiedas a sharpshooter with rifles,expert with pistols, and was onthe Fifth Army Pistol Team. He is survived by wife of 58 years, Katherine “Kitty” (Her bermann) Merada; children,Michael (Carol), John(Denise), Donna Frederick(Richard), Paul (Judy); andgrandchildren, Trevor, Quin ton, Kayleigh, Barbara (Fred erick) Philpot (Harris), RickFrederick, and Susan Mc Queen. A visitation will be held Fri day, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. untilthe service at 10 a.m., Ander son McQueen Funeral Home,7820 38th Avenue North, St.Petersburg, Florida 33710. Inlieu of flowers, donations to besent to Hospice. Arrangements were by An derson McQueen FuneralHome, St. Petersburg. member and secretary ofWauchula Masonic Lodge#17, served on the SelectiveService Board during Presi dent Richard Nixon’s term,past president of HardeeCounty Cattleman’s Associ ation (twice), and state direc tor of Florida Cattleman’sAssociation for seven years.He was also a member ofSons of the Confederate Vet erans as well as a member ofthe American Legion Post#2, Hardee County FarmBureau. He was a member ofthe founding board of direc tors of Hardee County FarmBureau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion andMae Della Platt; as well asthree brothers and four sis ters. He is survived by his lov ing wife, Arlene “Pud” Platt,of Zolfo Springs; son, JohnByrd Platt (Jan), of ZolfoSprings; daughter, KarenSatur (Dave), of JensenBeach; five grandchildren;nine great-grandchildren; aswell as numerous nieces andnephews. A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018,from 6-9 p.m., in the RobartsGarden Chapel. Funeralservices will be Friday, Sept.7, 2018, at 11 a.m. in thesanctuary of First BaptistWauchula. Interment atZolfo Baptist Cemetery. TheRev. Trent Swanson, DuckSmith, and Jack White willbe officiating services. Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory J J O O H H N N P P E E R R S S H H I I N N G G P P L L A A T T T T John Pershing Platt, 98, of Wauchula, went to be withhis Lord and Savior on Sat urday Sept. 1, 2018. John was born Nov. 28, 1919, to Marion Byrd Plattand Mae Della Hodges, inMelbourne. He was a resi dent of Hardee County since1937 coming from Mel bourne. John was a memberof First Baptist Church ofZolfo Springs, where heserved as a church deaconand taught the same SundaySchool class from 1980-2008. John was self-employed and founder of Grass ValleyRanch. He was a lifelongcattle producer and was wit ness to fever tick dipping,screw worm eradication, andthe brucellosis testing pro gram. He proudly served in themilitary asPetty Officer Second Classin the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a past member of the Soil & Water Conserva tion Board for 32 years, amember of Farm ServiceAgency Committee for nineyears, chairman of AgriCivic Center Building Com mittee and Rodeo ArenaBuilding Committee, past CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a regular quarterly Police Pension Meeting Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:45pm, or as soonthereafter as it reasonably can be held. 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 Com mission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decisionmade by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceed ings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he mayneed 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 individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in volves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiringreasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act orSection 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULAS/Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 9:6c CITRUSY SHRIMPSTUFFED AVOCADOS This South American fare fuses Chinese, Japanese andLatin cuisine. 1 small shallot, finely chopped1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons orange juice1 pound cooked shelled shrimp, chopped1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 serrano chile, thinly sliced 2 ripe avocados, halved, pits removedCilantro, for garnishSweet potato chips, for serv ing 1. In small bowl, whisk shal lot, mayonnaise, sour cream,lime juice, orange juice and3/4 teaspoon salt.2. In large bowl, toss shrimp,tomatoes, chile and half ofdressing. Refrigerate 20 min utes or up to 2 hours. 3. To serve, spoon into avo cado halves and drizzle withremaining dressing. Garnishwith cilantro and serve withsweet potato chips. Makes four servings.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping Obituaries FISH TACOS Ready-to-use ingredients, such as shredded cabbage mixand bottled salsa, help you getthis heart-healthy, Mexican-style meal on the table in just15 minutes.2 limes4 cups (half 16-ounce bag)shredded cabbage mix forcoleslaw1/2 cup reduced-fat sourcream1 tablespoon olive oil1 1/4 pounds tilapia fillets1/4 teaspoon ground chipotlechili pepper8 corn tortillas1 cup salsa 1. From limes, grate 2 tea spoons peel and squeeze 1/4cup juice. 2. In large bowl, combine coleslaw mix and lime juice;set aside. In small bowl, stirlime peel into sour cream; setaside. 3. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-high until hot. Onsheet of waxed paper, sprinkletilapia fillets with chipotlechili pepper and 1/4 teaspoonsalt to season both sides. Addfish to skillet and cook 5 to 6minutes or until it turns opaquethroughout, turning over once.Meanwhile, warm tortillas. 4. To serve, cut fillets into 8 pieces. Place 2 pieces tilapia ineach tortilla; top with slaw,lime sour cream and salsa.Serves 4.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping How Low Will Some People Go? Report Exploitation of the Elderly 1 (800) 96 Abuse 1 (800) 962 2873 1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament orneither? 2. By Roman reckoning, about what time of day didJesus meet the woman at thewell at Samaria? Sunrise,Noon, Sunset, Midnight 3. In addition to the butler, which other servant of Pharaohwas imprisoned along withJoseph? Baker, Tentmaker,Workman, Seamstress 4. What archangel argued with the devil in a dispute overthe body of Moses? Abaddon,Michael, Gabriel, Chephirah 5. From Proverbs 6, a who rish woman reduces a man to apiece of ...? Dust, Stone, Hell,Bread 6. As mentioned 12 times in the Bible (KJV), what is a hys sop? Bird, Beggar, Plant, Robe ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Noon; 3) Baker; 4) Michael; 5)Bread; 6) PlantSharpen your understandingof scripture with Wilson'sCasey's latest book, "Test YourBible Knowledge," now avail able in bookstores and online. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage PRINTERS • PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) 773-3255 The • Floridians who have a dri ver’s license or identification card can enter up to two con tacts into the Emergency Con tact Information (ECI) database.


September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMITFlorida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, Office of Permitting and Compliance Draft Air Permit No. 0490340-019-AC Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., Midulla Generating Station Hardee County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SECI). The applicants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. James Frauen, VP, Technical Services and Development, Seminole Elec tric Cooperative, Inc., 16313 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida 33618. Facility Location: SECI operates the existing Midulla Generating Station (MGS), which is in Hardee County at 6697 North County Road 663, Bowling Green, Florida. Project: SECI is requesting authorization to replace hardware components and implement design improvements within the two existing Siemens 501FD2 combined-cycle combustion turbines at MGS during two upcoming main tenance outages. One outage is scheduled to take place in November-December 2018 while the other outage scheduled to take place in Fall 2019. The improved combustion turbine hardware components and design im provements will also support a future performance upgrade to the combustion turbines, which will offer improved efficiency and an increase in power output. A further permitting action will be required to authorize increasing the power output, i.e., a performance upgrade, to these units. No increase in pollutant emissions are expected to result from this project. Consequently, a review under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program in Rule 62214.400 of the Florida Administrative Code is not required. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this proj ect is the Office of Permitting and Compliance in the Department of Environmental Protections Division of Air Re source Management. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authoritys phone number is 850-717-9000. Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site by entering the draft permit number: Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all applicable provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an admin istrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a pe riod of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Per mitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. A petition for administrative hearing must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the deadline. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys action is based must contain the fol lowing information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification num ber, if known; (b) The name, address, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifi cation of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. 9:6c 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 10th day of October, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless the back taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collectors Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale, contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873). The holder of the following tax certificate has filed the certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.: 529 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2016 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Annie Pace Lee Description of Property: Parcel ID Number: 10-34-25-0843-00001-0007 LOTS 7 & 8 HARLEM HEIGHTS 185P366 197P10 200725009686-FJ 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 October 10, 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: 252018TD023XXXX Date: 09/04/2018 Ad No.: 19:6-27c NOTICEThe following individuals have unclaimed monies at the Hardee County Sheriff's Office. Any monies not claimed by October 5, 2018 will be turned over to the Board of County Commissioners, to be placed in the Fine and Forfeiture Budget. This is Pursuant to Florida State Statute 116.21. Persons claiming such funds need to come to the Hardee County Sheriff's Office, with photo identification; Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Almaraz, Osvaldo $435.00 Beck, Andrew $277.95 Delacruz, Reinaldo $18.17 Garcia, Mark $34.76 Garcia, Leonardo $35.00 Gist, Taylor $35.00 Green, Gregory $20.00 Huerta-Casillas, Marco $38.75 Johnston, Joseph $4.06 Lopez, Jose $15.45 Lopez-Rendon, Guillermo $25.25 Matteson, John $59.78 McManus, Michael $105.00 Moore, Dustin $13.25 Nix, Rebekah $186.35 Perada, Antonio $70.56 Prestridge, Amy $3.44 Rodriguez, Steven $179.25 Rugama, Samir $221.00 Santiago-Guman, Olegario $103.96 Tomlinson, Justin $5.00 Vasquez, Alfredo $34.55 Velasco, Juan $81.38 Velasquez, Ruben $69.11 Ybarra, Michael $23.10 8:30,9:6cWe always spent Christmas with Granny in Kissimmee, Florida. Easter, we always spent with Mammas brother and sister in Okeechobee. And for some reason, we always spent Labor Day at cousin Jacks place on Lake Lotela in Avon Park. Everybody would bring some food, and Jack would pull whoever wanted to ski. He was the only person I knew who had an inboard motor on his boat. In those days, riding in a boat was a big deal. It was something that gave you status on the pre-school playground. One year my cousin Ross (Hendry) brought his boat. Compared to Jacks, it was a sorry excuse for a boat. Nothing more than a souped up john-boat, it had a tiny Evinrude outboard motor that looked and sounded like an electric mixer. Still, Ross spent the day riding kids around in his boat. We didnt care about the size. We were thrilled. It got to be late in the day, and Mamma said wed be leaving soon. My sister and brother begged Ross to take them for one more ride. There is nothing like the per sistence of children to wear you down. Mamma said yes, and off they went. I was told to play in the shallow water and not drown. I couldnt have been more than 4, but I remember looking at the boat as it left the dock, with my brother Steve and sister Clemie Jo sticking their tongues out at me. Sometimes, it is sheer torture to be the youngest. Ross knew how to make the ride exciting. Hed open the throttle on that glorified mixer and jump the wake left by Jacks ski boat. The kids would experi ence a micro-second of no gravity and squeal in delight. Hed cut the boat sharp and make everyone hold on for dear life. This is what we called fun before peo ple thought you had to go to Disney World and pay hundreds of dollars to laugh and scream. The old folks hollered at Ross to head in. Ross decided to give the kids one more thrill. He turned the boat sharply left and cut back across his own wake. The boat dipped toward the water, the kids slid, and then the unthinkable hap pened. Ross mistimed his recovery. The turn was too sharp, and the boat flipped. I still remember it. A second before, I could see Clemie Jo and Steves heads; the next second, all I saw was the upside hull of Rosss boat. Then Rosss head bobbed up. The old folks on shore were hollering. What we couldnt see was that Steve and Clemie Jo had surfaced on the other side of the boat. Jack saw what happened, carefully maneu vered his boat closer, and pulled everyone on board. It all happened so fast, Mamma didnt even have time to cry. But I did. I started bawling, with tears the size of thunderstorm rain drops. Naturally everyone thought I was upset about my brother and sister. I remember Aunt Iris saying, Son, stop crying, its all right. See, everybody is safe. I blurted out through my tears, with my lip poked out, Its not fair! I want to be in the boat when it turns over! Clemie Jo and Steve always get to have fun! Too many of us who follow Jesus pout because it looks like everyone else is hav ing fun, even when their lives turn upside down. We fail to fully embrace the path of Jesus because were afraid the best life is out there, living dangerously, oblivious. I think Jesus would say to us, Stop pouting. Ive saved you for a better life. The greater joy is life with me. And if you are in the middle of the lake and your adventure boat has turned over, I have good news for you. Jesus has come for you. His hand is stretched out, ready to pull you to the safety of his grace, to the future he has for you. Stop pouting. Start following. An over turned boat in the middle of the lake is not Gods plan for you. Hardee County native Clay Smith is lead pastor at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. He and his brother and sister still own the family ranch in the Lemon Grove community east of Wauchula. You can follow him at Labor Day the Boat Turned Over Crop UpdateSeptember 4, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 2, 2018. Precipitation estimates ranged from 0.1 inches in multiple locations to 8.5 inches in Seminole (Pinellas County). The average mean temperature ranged from 78.5F in Jasper (Hamilton County) to 85.0F in Key West (Monroe County). Citrus: Daily temperatures were average in the citrus grow ing region, with afternoons in the high 80s to low 90s all week. Lake Wales (Polk County) had one day reaching 93F. Arcadia (Desoto County) reached 92F. Most areas had ample rainfall for the week. Rainfall totals across the citrus belt were between one half of an inch to just over three inches. According to the August 30, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire citrus region remained drought free. Favorable conditions persisted across the citrus growing re gion. Caretakers maintained normal spray schedules while also conducting general grove maintenance. Also noticed was push ing of dead trees and taking care of young replants. Fieldworkers reported early oranges approaching tennis ball size and grape fruit as large as baseballs. Livestock and Pastures: Pastures were growing quite nicely, and cattle had plenty of feed. However, low-lying areas in many counties were flooded from the recent rains. Cattle con dition remained mostly good. Field Crops: Hay was cut when conditions were dry enough. Regular rains delayed the peanut harvest in several counties. Sugarcane continued to thrive. In preparation for the upcoming sugarcane harvest, growers began doing routine equipment maintenance. Healing Takes TimeEATINGDISORDERHELPLINE1-888-344-8837


A6 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern Workers wading through water up to their chests toreach the animals in their care– that was the scene at theHardee County WildlifeRefuge last year after Hurri cane Irma brought severeflooding. Now, nearly a year later, the center is almost finished withrepairs, according to the its di rector, Carmen Soles. A part was replaced on the refuge’s cooler last week, soanimal food can finally bestored there again. For almosta year, all animal food thatneeded refrigeration was keptin several refrigeratorsthroughout Pioneer Park. Other major damages from Irma were undermined andbroken fences caused by flood ing and downed trees. Therefuge also lost a lot of inter pretive signs that provided in formation about the differentanimals. Everything at the refuge was built at flood-stage level,Soles says, but the floodingcaused by Irma came higherthan that. The refuge is near the back of Pioneer Park in ZolfoSprings, and the nearby PeaceRiver made it a bad place to beduring the hurricane last Sep tember. After the storm, the cougars were boarded in SeminoleCounty at the Wildlife Rescue& Rehabilitation facility. The owls went to stay with a veterinarian in Safety Harborbecause the high water levelswere causing them too muchstress. Workers decided thestress of moving to a new loca tion would be less than thestress of staying in a floodedrefuge. One fox was killed by Irma and an alligator died as an in direct result of the storm. Because of damaged fenc ing, the gator got out of its en closure and was keeping theworkers from getting to theother animals. Workers wereunable to catch the gator. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission de cided the needs of the manyoutweighed the needs of thefew, and euthanized the gator so workers could reach theother animals to provide careand food. The damaged cages have since been reconstructed andthe boardwalk repaired. However, some of the en closure repairs are temporary,and permanent fixes still needto occur. Signs also need to bereplaced along the boardwalk. Soles eventually hopes to replace some of the lost treesas well. But the damages don’t mean the refuge is still closed. Come And See! Visitors can go on the boardwalk through the refugebetween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. onTuesdays and Thursdays-Sun days. Admission is free for chil dren 5 and under, $2.14 forages 6-12, and $4.28 for every one 13 and older. Yearly passesare also available, for $16.05for an individual and $32.10for a family (two adults andfour children). All the refuge’s prices in clude tax. Make sure to bring either cash or a check and ID; therefuge does not currently takecredit cards. Soles says workers try to be available to walk with visitorsand talk about the animals, butit isn’t always possible sincesomeone has to stay in thefront office. Summer is the slowest time of year, but the refuge still hasabout 200 visitors a week, ac cording to Soles. It’s also the time of year when the animals are less ac tive because of the heat. Manyof the animals are older andwant to rest during the hot partof the day. When school is in session, the refuge also welcomes stu dents for field trips. Third graders from all the Hardee County elementaryschools visit each year for the“Outdoor Classroom” pro gram. Students from DeSoto,Highlands and Polk countiesalso visit the refuge. “(The Wildlife Refuge) is a hidden gem for HardeeCounty,” says Soles. She says members of the community should be very proud of it. A Safe Haven All of the animal residents at the refuge are non-releasablefor varying reasons. Many were hand-raised by humans and wouldn’t knowhow to care for and protectthemselves in the wild. Missy, the cougar, is in this category. She was rescued andbrought to the refuge after herowner died. And although none of the animals were caught in thewild, some were rescued fromthe wild after being injured ororphaned. Bumper, the buck deer, for example, was hit by a vehicle.He was hurt so badly that hewas originally brought to therefuge to be free food for thecougars. But he was still alive when he arrived, Soles says, so theworkers cared for him and herecovered. He’s well enoughnow to live safely with theother deer at the refuge, butstill has some mental issuesfrom the accident. Miracle, an appropriatelynamed raccoon who used tolive at the refuge, also arrivedafter being rescued. When he was a baby, he and his mother were intentionallyburned in a tar cooker. Al though his mother did not sur vive the ordeal, Miracle wassaved and brought to therefuge, where he lived out hislife. The refuge’s male otter, sometimes called “Mister,”was another rescue. The Sheriff’s Office found him alone in the road when hewas a baby, so they broughthim to Peace River and tried torelease him. Mister didn’t want to stay by the river, though. Since hewasn’t weaned yet, theWildlife Refuge took him inand hand-raised him. Unlike many zoos or other similar places, the WildlifeRefuge doesn’t train the ani mals to show off for visitors. Soles explains that many of the animals are older, and therefuge should be a restful placefor them to live. Enrichment activities, like scavenging for food, are avail able for the animals, but noneof them are forced to partici pate. Unique Ways To Help Although the refuge can’t accept volunteer help becauseof liability concerns, there areways members of the commu nity can and do help out. Soles says the refuge can al ways use donations. Whilemoney is an obvious thing, it’snot the only option. People can bring food for the animals, like bags of applesor jars of jam. These can beused for enrichment activities. Soles says Boy and Girl Scouts have even made toysand natural birdfeeders to do nate, which any member of thecommunity is welcome to do,too. To find out what foods and enrichment items you can do nate, either call the refuge’snew phone number, 473-4892,or stop by the front office topick up a list. You can also contact the refuge, get updates and see pic tures by visiting its Facebookpage. To get to the refuge, just go to Pioneer Park at the corner ofU.S. 17 and State Road 64 inZolfo Springs and follow thesigns; the refuge is near theback — far west side — of thepark behind the Nickerson/Ull rich building. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY The entrance building for the Hardee County Wildlife Refuge is at the west end of Pioneer Park. Through the gate is a boardwalk that winds around the animal enclo sures so you can safely see the animals up close. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY When you arrive at the refuge, come to the window topay admission. Remember to bring cash or a check, as credit cards cannot be accepted. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY The boardwalk has been repaired since the damagefrom Hurricane Irma. Some signs are still missing, but workers try to be available to explain the different ani mals to visitors whenever possible. COURTESY PHOTO Rue is one of the hand-raised deer that live at theWildlife Refuge. Because she was hand-raised, sheisn’t afraid of people like deer that grow up in the wild. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Bumper, one of the residents at the Hardee CountyWildlife Refuge, was nursed back to health after beinghit by a vehicle. He can’t go back to the wild becausethe accident left him with some mental-health issues,but he’s adjusted to his new home well. COURTESY PHOTO Prince is one of the bobcats living there. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Two of the deer, named Fancy and Rue, look up at the boardwalk from their enclo sure. They, like most of the animals at the refuge, are native to Florida. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY The otter enclosure includes a glass wall so visitors can watch the otters swim. Above, the male shows off his swimming skills for Director Carmen Soles. Wildlife Refuge Recovering A Year After Storm


COURTESY PHOTO Candy, the bear, strolls around one of the refuge’s nat ural-habitat enclosures. COURTESY PHOTO Gretel, named after the story “Hansel and Gretel,” is acoyote you can come see up close. COURTESY PHOTO Vernon, a cougar, doesn’t like to stand still to get hispicture taken. He wants to come play with his human friend, Director Carmen Soles, through the fence in stead. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Vernon, the cougar, looks like an oversized-housecat as he bathes himself in the shade. COURTESY PHOTO Monkey, one of the raccoons, enjoys visitors and rest ing in a hammock. COURTESY PHOTO Mo is one of the emus you can see at the WildlifeRefuge. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Emus love to stay clean, says Director Carmen Soles,and one of the ways they do so is by walking throughsprinklers. COURTESY PHOTO The refuge currently has one alligator in its care. Theother had to be euthanized after Hurricane Irma lastSeptember. COURTESY PHOTO The Wildlife Refuge is home to a family of great hornedowls. Pictured here are Owl Pacino and Cruella. Theirbaby also lives at the refuge, but will be released into the wild when it is older. COURTESY PHOTO M.J., an African spur-thighed tortoises, sticks hertongue out while enjoying a nice snack of fresh grass. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY These giraffes might be made of metal, but they add tothe fun and friendly feel of the Hardee County WildlifeRefuge. One of the refuge’s visitors donated the gi raffes and a scorpion sculpture several years ago. PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Visitors can purchase T-shirts at the Wildlife Refuge. September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7


A8 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 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 Sept. 2 Bobby Dewayne Ackley, 27, of 930 Evergreen Drive, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with two counts of probation violation. Sept. 2, criminal mischief was reported on the 800 block of River Road. Sept. 2, a residence was burglarized on the 2200 block of Morgan Road. Sept. 2, a dangerous shooting was reported near the corner of SR 64 and Colin Poucher Road. Sept. 1 Kristen Davina Duran, 26, of 367 Eason Drive, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs, making a false report, and probation violation. Sept. 1, a vehicle was stolen from the 3300 block of U.S. 17. Sept. 1 a conveyance was burglarized on the 1000 block of Makowski Road. Sept. 1 a residence was burglarized on the 400 block of Lee Street. Sept. 1, a dangerous shooting was reported near the corner of Old Bradenton Road and Osprey Lane. Aug. 31, Jessica Linda Tamayo, 35, of 231 Franklin St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Jim Hall and charged with contempt of court and resisting an officer without violence. Aug. 31, Samantha Siara Carrion, 27, of 3489 Marion St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Alex Hipple and charged with three counts of fraud. Aug. 31, a theft was reported on the 200 block of Hanchey Road. Aug. 30, Josie Medrano, 27, of 306 Peace Drive, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Donny Eversole and charged with contempt of court, possession of marijuana, and possession of narcotics equipment. Aug. 30, Maria Esperanza Villegas, 48, of general delivery, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Dan Arnold and charged with trespassing in a structure or conveyance. Aug. 30 Edgardo Luis Ortiz Perez, 22, 320 S. First St., Haines City, was arrested by Dep. Edilberto Soto and charged with possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and pos session of narcotics equipment. Aug. 30, a theft was reported on the 1000 block of Makowski Road. Aug. 29 Brad Elliot Rimes, 36, of 1547 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with simple assault and probation violation. Aug. 29, thefts were reported on the 2900 block of Center Hill Road and the 1500 block of Lisa Drive. Aug. 28, Gertrude Fleurantin, 22, of 2400 Hunter St., Fort Myers, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous and charged with probation violation. Aug. 28, thefts were reported near the corner of Sandpiper Drive and Wild Turkey Lane and on the 100 block of Carlton Street. Aug. 28, criminal mischief was reported on the 2400 block of Begonia Drive. Aug. 28, a residence was burglarized on the 1000 block of Magnolia Lane. Aug. 27, Daren Twiddy, 24, of 2588 Garza Road, Zolfo Springs, and Anjel Gonzalez, 45, of 843 Third St. E., Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Cpl. Brian LaFlam and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotics equipment. Twiddy was also charged with resisting an officer without violence and carrying a concealed weapon. Aug. 27 James Waylon Fortner, 48, of 14202 Blue Gil Lane, Hudson, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with withholding child support. Aug. 27, Sabrina Storme Rohrback, 24, of 1000 N. 25th St., Tampa, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with probation violation. Aug. 27 a residence was burglarized on the 400 block of Owen Roberts Road. WAUCHULA Sept. 2 a dangerous shooting was reported on the 1100 block of Downing Circle. Sept. 1, Ileana Faison, 39, of 3508 Merle Langford Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Spencer and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs. Sept. 1, Nathaniel Hunter Albritton, 20, of 4602 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Lt. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, and possession of narcotics equipment. Aug. 31, a vehicle was stolen from the 400 block of South 10th Avenue. Aug. 31 a residence was burglarized on the 200 block of Short Street. Aug. 31, a theft was reported on the 1000 block of Briar wood Drive. Aug. 30 Kyle David Morris, 22, of 806 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Spencer and charged with burglary and grand theft. Aug. 30 a theft was reported on the 400 block of Heard Bridge Road. Aug. 29, a theft was reported on the 100 block of Hogan Street. Aug. 28 thefts were reported on the 700 block of West Main Street and the 1000 block of South Sixth Avenue. Aug. 27, Delmiro Garcia, 33, of 3306 Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson and charged with an out-of-county warrant. Aug. 27 a theft was reported on the 700 block of West Main Street. BOWLING GREEN Aug. 31, a theft was reported on the 500 block of Lake Branch Road. Aug. 28, a theft was reported on the 4400 block of Church Avenue. Aug. 27, a business was burglarized on the 800 block of Pleasant Way.PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE REQUEST FOR VARIANCEAll interested persons are hereby notified that Guillermina and Fidel Apolinar of Wauchula, Florida, are requesting a variance from the required 80 ft. minimum lot width at 505 N 8th Avenue in order to construct a Duplex. The property is legally described as: Lots 15 and 16 of Block 17, Packers Addition to the City of Wauchula, Florida, also described as Lots 15 and 16 of Highlands Place, a resubdivision of Block 17, Packers Addition, Wauchula, Florida, as per plat book recorded in Plat Book 1, page 2-121, public records if Hardee County, Florida. Parcel No. 04-34-25-0350-00017-0015 The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula FL 33873. Any interested person(s) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, em ployment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable ac commodation 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 9:6c NoticesWAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe Board of Directors of the Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency (the Board) will hold a public meeting Monday, September 10, 2018 immediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The complete agenda can be viewed at 126 S. 7th Avenue or The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the Board hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Boards functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Amer icans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Keith Nadaskay Chairman Community Redevelopment Agency ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 9:6cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular sched uled meeting Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 9:6cHARDEE COUNTY EDC/IDANOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGE The Hardee County Economic Development Council/ Industrial Development Authority regular September meeting will be moved from September 11 to Septem ber 13, 2018. During this meeting the budget for the up coming 2018-2019 fiscal year will be adopted. The meeting will begin at 8:30am and will be held at the Board of County Commission Chambers, located at 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, 33873. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per son needing to make special arrangements should con tact the Economic Development Office (773-3030) at least forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting. Gene Davis, CHAIR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 9:6cNOTICE TO CONTRACTORSFlorida Department of Transportation ProjectBids will be received by the District One Office until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 for the fol lowing Proposals: E1R88 BDI Median Bullnose Painting in Desoto and Hardee Counties. Budget Amount: $45,000.00 Z1065-R0 Pre-Event Traffic Signal Repair DistrictWide. Complete letting advertisement information for this proj ect is available on our website at trict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 8:30,9:6c


September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9 8:16-9:27c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTYWHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVELEGAL INTEREST.The property will be sold at a public auction on the10th day of October, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless theback taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale,contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, im mediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749,Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 586 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Guillermo Garciaand Maria Elena GarciaDescription of Property:Parcel ID Number: 03-34-25-0480-00005-0007 COM AT SE COR OF LOT 5 BLK 4RUN N 284 FT FOR POB N 50 FTW 101.20 FT S 50 FT E 101.10FT TO POB LESS R/WWAUCHULA VILLAS SUBD451P53 464P574 533P69 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on October 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk Pursuant to F.S. 197.512Victoria L. RogersHardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court andComptrollerTax Deed File: 252018TD033XXXXDate: 09/04/2018Ad No.: 1 9:6-27c The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District(SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to whichall interested persons are in vited:Governing Board PlanningWorkshop: Governing Boardmembers will conduct a work shop to review the District’sFY2020 Business Plan andbudget. All or part of thismeeting may be conducted bymeans of communicationsmedia technology in order topermit maximum participationof Governing Board members.DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Sept. 25,2018; 1 p.mPLACE: District Tampa Office,7601 Highway 301 North,Tampa, FL, 33637A copy of the agenda may beobtained by contacting: Water – Boards, Meetings& Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211.The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District (District)does not discriminate on thebasis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves everyaspect of the District’s functions,including access to and partici pation in the District’s programsand activities. Anyone requiringreasonable accommodation asprovided for in the Americanswith Disabilities Act should con tact the District’s Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379Broad St., Brooksville, FL34604-6899; telephone (352)796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FLonly), ext. 4703; or email ADA you are hearing or speech im paired, please contact theagency using the Florida RelayService, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD)or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).If any person decides to appealany decision made by theBoard/Committee with respectto any matter considered at thismeeting or hearing, he/she willneed to ensure that a verbatimrecord of the proceeding ismade, which record includesthe testimony and evidencefrom which the appeal is to beissued. For more information, you maycontact: Lori.manuel@water; 1(800)423-1476 (FLonly) or (352)796-7211, x4606(Ad Order EXE636) 9:6c Q: What was the name of the Disney or Nickelodeonshow that Bella Thorne wason when she was younger?How old is she now? —T.J., via email A: Bella Thorne was born Oct. 8, 1997, inPembroke Pines,Florida, and startedout as a child star.She had a recurringrole on the HBOdrama "Big Love"before landing herown hit Disney se ries, "Shake It Up."Her most recentstarring role was the Freeformnetwork series "Famous inLove," which unfortunatelywas canceled after two seasons. The good news is you can catch Thorne in the upcomingLifetime movie "Conrad &Michelle: If Words CouldKill," about the tragic real-lifestory of teen Conrad Roy(played by Austin P. McKen zie), who took his own lifeafter his friend Michelle Carter (played by Thorne) urged himto do it. Carter was foundguilty of involuntarymanslaughter in 2017. "Conrad & Michelle" will premiere Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.EST/PST. Lifetime plans to provide several sui cide prevention re sources to viewersduring the broadcast. *** Q. I was taken aback re cently when mytwo young childrenasked me if singer Justin Bieber has ever been in jail. I know he'shad his share of trouble overthe years, but has he everbeen arrested? —Andrea G. in Texas. A: Like many young stars who achieve rapid success andare well compensated for it,pop superstar Justin Bieberdoes have a mugshot. Depend ing on how old your kids areand how truthful you want tobe about his history, you cantell them Bieber was arrested in2014 in Miami while drag rac ing a Lamborghini. Bieber re portedly became belligerentwith the police officer, whosmelled alcohol on his breathand slapped the cuffs on him. It would be a few years be fore we would stop hearing sto ries about Bieber being in somekind of scuffle or verbal alter cation. Now, in 2018, he'sfound religion and proposed toInstagram model Hailey Bald win, leaving the flashing lightsand sirens in the distance. *** Q. I heard that there is a third movie since the original"The Conjuring" came out afew years ago. Somehow Imissed the second one. Whendoes the new one premiere? Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky PICKS OF THE WEEK "Won't You Be My Neighbor" (PG-13) — As its subject is therevolutionary but soft-spokenicon of kindness Fred Rogers,it's no surprise that directorMorgan Neville's "Won't YouBe My Neighbor" 1) is thehighest-grossing biographicaldocumentary of all time, and 2)left zero dry eyesin my viewingaudience (theDVD reallyshould come fit ted with a travelpack of tissues).Through 31 sea sons of "Mr.Rogers' Neighborhood" cover ing a gamut of difficult issues— race, death, family structure,violence, disability and more— we came to know a manwho modeled empathy, hope,acceptance and, without fail,love for all of us, big and small.This moving portrait is adeeper look into a life of a manwhose values are worth emu lating and who set an exampleworth striving for. "Adrift" (PG-13) — Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin starin a tale of disaster, resilienceand romance set (literally) onthe high seas. Tami Oldham(Woodley) and Richard Sharp(Claflin) meet and fall in lovein Tahiti, then are booked tosail a yacht from Tahiti to SanDiego. Into their path, a cate gory 5 hurricane develops,which they miraculously sur vive. Since Sharp is physicallyincapacitated, against all oddsand adrift in the middle ofnowhere, Oldham must pull ittogether and save them both.It's inspirational, yes, but also ahorrible nightmare and onemore reason that I do not likesailing -especially consider ing this Dramamine drama isbased on a true story! "Hereditary" (R) — In his directorial debut, Ari Aster de livers a disconcerting and terri fying story of the burden of fa milial legacy. Annie (in a luminously deranged perform ance by Toni Collette) has justlost her distant, secretive mother. Her mental state al ready degrading, she joins anemotional support group whereshe meets a fellow mourner, Joan (Ann Dowd), who in troduces her tothe world of theoccult. Annie andher family(Gabriel Byrne,Alex Wolff and a creepily discon nected daughter played by Milly Shapiro) experience a se ries of terrifying occurrences that unravel them -immola tion or decapitation, anyone? This film is genuinely unnerv ing and is built for serious deep-horror fans. "Ghost Stories" (NR) — This lovely little British horroranthology stars Andy Nymanas Professor Goodman, host of a ghost-story-debunking televi sion program. He receives atriptych of case files, meant to effectively scare him supernat ural. The mysteries in questioninvolve: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) at an aban doned women's asylum; ayoung man (Alex Lawther)who possibly ran over the devilin the middle of the woods; anda city businessman (MartinFreeman) haunted by his latewife and their demon child.Scary, yes, and funny too. "Thebrain sees what it wants to see," says the professor. I see deli ciously dark, creepy fun. NEW TV RELEASES "Adventure Time" The Final Seasons "Bull" Season 2"Hawaii Five-0""Superstore" Season 3 (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Feb. 5. Cherilyn Sarkisian began her career in 1965 at the age of19 with a No. 1 hit record, "IGot You Babe," as part of themusical duo Sonny andCher. Fast-forward 53years, and a 72-year-old Cher is hotter thanever. She's headliningLas Vegas, at The ParkTheater in The MGMHotel (Oct. 31 to Nov.17). Cher has addedABBA songs, includ ing "Dancing Queen,""Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,""Mamma Mia," "Fernando,""The Winner Takes It All,""Chiquitita," "Waterloo,""S.O.S." and "One of Us," intoher live shows, and has a newalbum dropping Sept. 28 withABBA songs. Cher has been nominated for two Oscars — for "Silkwood"(1984) and "Moonstruck"(1988), for which she won —seven Emmys (one win), sixGolden Globes (three wins),eight Grammys (one win), sixPeople's Choice Awards (onewin) and now she'll receiveThe Kennedy Center Honorson Dec. 2 (broadcast Dec. 26on CBS). Since Cher has wonan Emmy, an Oscar and aGrammy, she only needs a Tony Award to become amember of the elite EGOTclub of entertainers who'vewon all four awards. She'll get the chance to earn her Tony Award withthe opening of "TheCher Show" Sept. 3 onBroadway. To recap, at72, she's got a hitmovie, ("Mamma Mia:Here We Go Again"), aVegas residency, a newalbum and a Broadway show! *** Get ready for two classic horror remakes. Sept. 14 willbring the remake of "Preda tor," starring Boyd Holbrook("Milk," "Gone Girl," "Logan"and the TV hit, "The Hatfieldsand the McCoys"), Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn andSterling K. Brown, followedOct. 19 by the 11th installmentof "Halloween," with JamieLee Curtis, Will Patton, JudyGreer and Nick Castle. *** While still on remakes, ac tion director Roland Em merich, who helmed"Independence Day" (1996)and the sequel "ID: Resur gence" (2016), "Godzilla"(1998), "The Patriot" (2000), "The Day After Tomorrow"(2004) and "White HouseDown" (2013), among others,is remaking the 1976 epic warfilm "Midway," which starredHenry Fonda, Charlton Hes ton, Glenn Ford, RobertMitchum, Cliff Robertson,James Coburn, Robert Wagnerand Tom Selleck. Emmerichhas cast Aaron Eckhart, Den nis Quaid, Nick Jonas, LukeEvans, Woody Harrelson,Mandy Moore and PatrickWilson. Despite its $100 mil lion budget, this sounds morelike the cast of a TV moviethan an epic war film! Even though Nick Jonas was in the box-office hit "Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle" ($962million gross) and the upcom ing "Chaos Walking," with"Spider-Man" Tom Hollandand "Star Wars'" Daisy Ridley,it doesn't give him enoughscreen cred to be the youngstar of an epic war movie.After all, he's not even "Mid way" in his career! (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Crazy Rich Asians (PG13) Constance Wu, HenryGolding 2. The Meg (PG-13) Jason Statham, Bingbing Li 3. The Happiness Murders (R) Melissa McCarthy, Eliza beth Banks 4. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (PG-13) Tom Cruise,Henry Cavill 5. Mile 22 (R) Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan 6. Christopher Robin (PG) Ewan McGregor, HayleyAtwell 7. Alpha (PG-13) Kodi Smit-McPhee, NatassiaMalthe 8. BlacKkKlansman (R) John David Washington,Adam Driver 9. Slender Man (PG-13) Joey King, Julia GoldaniTelles 10. A-X-L (PG) Becky G, Thomas Jane (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. J.P. A. "The Nun" is in theaters now, having premiered Sept. 7,and is based on a creepy char acter from "The Conjuring 2."Think of it as a spin-off insteadof a sequel, though, much likethe movie "Annabelle" becameits own entity after first appear ing in "The Conjuring." "The Nun" stars Bonnie Aarons as the titular charactercurrently terrifying audiences,as well as Taissa Farmiga("American Horror Story") andLili Bordan. You also can seeBordan in the biographical film"Curtiz," which is aboutMichael Curtiz, who directedthe classic film "Casablanca."In addition to acting, Bordan isa certified autism movementtherapist through the nonprofitorganization Guidance Autism. Write to Dana at King FeaturesWeekly Service, 628 VirginiaDrive, Orlando, FL 32803; ore-mail her at NewCelebrityEx (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Notices


A10 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018–H ARDEE L IVING – Vacation Is Over! Rested & Ready to serve you! Re-Opening Friday, Sept. 7 Regular Hours: Sunday 7am 8pm; Closed Monday; Tuesday Saturday 7am 9pm N N i i c c h h o o l l a a s s ’ ’ Family Restaurant STEAK & SEAFOOD SOUP & SALAD BAR 6 6 1 1 5 5 H H w w y y . 1 1 7 7 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 7 7 7 7 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Y Y e e s s !We’reBack! soc9:6c soc9:6,13c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Dr. Joy Jackson, director of the Hardee County Health Department, spoke to theHardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Java Cafe. She said in healthoutcomes Hardee County ranks No. 33 among Florida's 67 counties. Violent crimerates, low birth weights of babies, and HIV rates in Hardee are going down in recentyears, she said. Hardee is higher than the state average in percentage of adultswith diabetes, in poor-to-fair health, smoking, obesity and children considered liv ing in poverty. In 2016 the Hardee High School graduation rate was 60 percent,compared with a statewide average of 78 percent. From left are club president LeeMikell, Dr. Joy Jackson who lives in Lakeland, and Sue Birge. The club has a RotaryFreedom Flights Poker Run planned for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,starting at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs or VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park. The finalstop and dinner will be at Pioneer Park. All modes of transportation are welcome. COUNTY HEALTH REPORT PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Raul Boughton of the Range Cattle Station south of Ona spoke to the Wauchula Ki wanis Club on Tuesday, Aug. 21, about ranches and wildlife, which is his specialty.This is part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.Boughton, a native of Australia, said coyotes are considered an invasive species.To thrive wildlife needs a variety of habitat, including improved pasture and nativewoodlands, palmettos and wetlands. Prescribed burning or wildfires caused bylightning are important to wildlife. He will speak again to the club on Tuesday, Sept.25. From left are club vice president Kyle Long, Dr. Raul Boughton, acting stationdirector Dr. Brent Sellers, and club president Noey Flores. WILDLIFE REPORT Dear Editor: The teller of True Stories is visiting you again. At the request of a number of friends I went to see mydoctor to find out if I had anybroken bones. After he examined me he came to the conclusion I hadno broken bones, just a num ber of bruises. The bruiseswere mainly on my left side. This fall occurred about 4 or 4:30 in the morning on Sun day, Aug. 26, 2018. I was in ahurry to go to the restroom. Imade it, but not to relieve my self because my left leg said ithad other demands. It threwme for a loop. I landed front side forward across the short step to myshower. I landed on that stepon my left side at the waist.That made a huge bruise, ahuge bruise on the top of myleft hand, below my left sideon my breast (above andbelow), and toward the back. I have a few bruises here and there on my left leg. I'mOK, just too mean and ugly toget rid of me. I just want to thank some friends for coming to see aboutme when I didn't get to churchSunday morning. They knowif I'm able I am in my favoritepew---the back of theMethodist Church after I makea joyful noise in the choir sit ting with Jean Burton. When church was over pulled pork with all kinds ofdishes provided by the congre gation was served. Bless their sweet, concerned HEARTS, here came JeanBurton, Carol Brush. (rightnow this ancient memory partof my head has stopped oper ating) to serve me dinner. Ididn't grow up calling it lunch.That's for the birds. Thanks to all of you. The Old Story Teller,Roxie BentleyWauchula Letter To The Editor Roxie Bentley ThankfulFor Her Church, Friends Roundup HHS Hosts Parent Nights Hardee Senior High School is holding parentnights to provide guidancefor parents of high schoolstudents. Each parent nightwill be from 6 to 7 p.m. inthe media center. The dates are as follows: freshman parent night,today (Thursday); seniorparent night, Sept. 18; jun ior parent night, Sept. 24;sophomore parent night,Oct. 23. The school will alsohost Free Application forFederal Student Aid, orFAFSA, Help Nights at 6p.m. each night from Oct.1-3 and a Senior FinancialAid Night/Follow-up FAFSANight at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15. To Your Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old female. I had aleft-breast lumpectomy (withsome lymph nodes removed)about 15 years ago, leavingme with a much heavier rightbreast. I don't know whetherthis plays an important rolewith my problem. Since the surgery, I have had a problem controllingunderarm odor. I do not useany aluminum-based prod ucts. I have tried vinegar,milk of magnesia and a de odorant made from milk ofmagnesia. Within a matter ofjust a few hours, I noticequite an odor, particularly inmy right armpit, which getsworse as the day goes on. I donot perspire profusely, but dodevelop some underarmmoisture. Can you think of any rea son this is happening, or anyremedy that might work forme? I would appreciate yourcomments. —D.M.M. ANSWER: I would start by trying a non-antiperspirant de odorant. These are not alu minum-based and work wellfor most people. If the deodorant doesn't work, you should consider an other old-fashioned remedythat you haven't tried: bakingsoda. It changes the pH of the armpit and helps to keep it dry,and both of those things helpget rid of odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacteria that live on our skin;the sweat itself is odorless.Thus, if you get rid of the bac teria, you can get rid of theodor. I have prescribed topicalantibiotics on occasion. Somepeople have told me that an al cohol-based hand-sanitizinggel helps. It might be that itdries out the skin and also killsbacteria. I would be cautiousabout overusing this as a solu tion. The underarm is a sensi tive area that can get irritated.I'd be happy to hear from read ers about other solutions forthis common problem, and Iwill report back on the mostsuccessful methods. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have severe halitosis. I havehad my sinuses, teeth andgums checked to see if theyare the cause of the odor, butthe dentist and ENT foundnothing. I was referred by myprimary doctor to a G.I. spe cialist, who found I had asliding hiatal hernia, whichwas causing acid reflux. Herecommended surgery topush the stomach back intoits normal position below thediaphragm. I decided to passon the surgery. He recom mended taking over-the-counter medications such asNexium, but after severaldays my lower back startedto hurt, so I stopped takingthem. I am reconsidering thesurgery and was wondering if this is a good idea. Is it possi ble that the hernia has noth ing to do with the halitosis? —E.H. ANSWER: Experts believe that 90 percent of the time, hal itosis comes from the mouth.What your gastroenterologist issuggesting as the cause of thehalitosis is plausible. I foundseveral anecdotal cases wheresurgery cured the halitosis.However, it's not only possible that the hiatal hernia has noth ing to do with the halitosis, Ithink it is unlikely that it does. Since surgery would not other wise be recommended for a sliding hiatal hernia, I can't rec ommend surgery.Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual let ters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possi ble. Readers may email ques tions to To view andorder health pamphlets,, or writeto Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. (c) 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Don’t Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Don’t Know Where To Turn For Help? CALL THE CRISIS LINE 1 (800) 500-1119


September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11H ARDEE L IVING As It Was In The Day Of Noah...Saturday, September 8 11:00 a.m.Presented by Blain Johnson440 Carlton Street, Wauchula Florida soc9:6pIn MemoryFLORENCE CASEY TAYLORFlorence Casey Taylor passed away at Hardee Manor on Aug. 28, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Taylor (2008); and four sisters, Bessie Horning, Viola Hiemenz, Clarabell Lewis, and Mildred Moe. Casey is survived by her three sons, Tommy Taylor and wife Marty, of Zolfo Springs, Ray mond Taylor, of Zolfo Springs, and Gator Taylor and wife Michelle, of Natchez, Miss.; one brother, Bill Horning, of Hope, Mich.; ve grandchildren, Michelle Taylor Knight, of Zolfo Springs, Carlton Taylor and wife Laura Lee, of Lakeland, Laramie Taylor, Lance Taylor, of North Carolina, and Levi Taylor, of Natchez, Miss.; seven great-grandchildren, Dalton Hewe of Wauchula, Cody Knight, Colton Knight, Coy Knight, of Zolfo Springs, Carlee Taylor, Truman Taylor, of Lakeland, and Bryson Taylor, of Jacksonville. We would like to send a special thank you to all of our family and friends for their prayers, vis its, telephone calls, cards, food, beautiful owers, concerns, and support in our great loss. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. soc9:6p Fort Green NewsBy Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green! Dont forget the date, this Saturday, for Terri Millers wedding at 4 p.m. Terri said you dont need to get there at 3:30 as there is not any special music. I went to a new physician last week and was told to quit one prescription medicine I was taking as it would cause your blood pressure to go low. I had been to three doctors and one PA since beginning to have that particular problem, and not a single one gave me this valuable information! You just have to keep search ing yourself, I guess! Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Per shing Platt. He was a good friend of my late husband, and I have always considered him and his wife good friends. Pud will be lost as they have been married 70 years! Amy Abbott is still having trouble with her ankle she broke last school year. Mary Samuels is still in Hardee Manor and Helen Albritton is supposed to be released shortly and go back to driv ing. Jessica Gough Cool was home but had to return to the hospital in Jacksonville. Hos pice is now visiting Jackie Mackey. Please continue to pray for all of these. Sherman and I went over to Manatee River State Park Sat urday afternoon to visit some friends who were camping there for the weekend. On the way home on State Road 64 he saw five or six deer feed ing beside the road and a little way down the road we both saw one. You really need to be careful when driving at night. When growing up it was the custom to put away your white shoes on Labor Day and not wear them again until the following Easter. I remember the night Gloria Henderson came out to the house all dressed up as we were going somewhere special in the Christmas season, and I do not remember where, and she had on white high heels! She exclaimed how you do like my new winter white shoes! I really figured the store just had a surplus and called them winter white but anymore anything you want to wear is the latest style! For old times sake, I did not wear white shoes to church last Sunday! Mosaic has idled the plant at Fort Green but is transfer ring the employees to other facilities. They have too much rock at the present time. Pray for the employees as it will mean new locations and new acquaintances. I personally think if every one watching Monday night football would all turn to an other channel the minute it comes on, it might get the message out that the majority of Americans want the Na tional Anthem sung at impor tant events. I heard the announcer say that the owner or coach or whoever tells the players what to do told them they would no longer have the anthem sung. Some of the players on other teams are just staying in the dressing room. They make big bucks and because of the advantages in our country they should show respect for the flag. Some school stu dents must stand but sadly others dont and what they are taught to do in school will or should follow them in life. I believe James Hill Albrit ton is still doing well after his four stents. He just felt bad and no really classic symp toms of any heart problem but luckily decided to go to the ER. The weather really felt like fall last Sunday morning. Goldenrods were blooming at the park, which always meant six weeks till cold weather and when the dog fennels bloomed it meant six weeks until frost, or those were the old timers sayings in Georgia when I grew up! Sherman doesnt seem to have the many sayings I was raised on! Everyone was glad to see Lynda and Charles Abbott back in Sunday School class last Sunday. She said she cant sit for two hours, but they both looked good. He is the teacher of the old folks class, or named Adult One! We are still searching for a pastor in Fort Green Baptist. Please pray for each other and our nation. There were so many ads on television before the primary and it seems like they are beginning already for the November election. MONDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, Wildcat scone, french toast sticks, fruit and milk Lunch: hot dog (k-12), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pin wheel (k-12), cheeseburger (612), pan pizza (6-12), baked beans, ham & cheese salad, cucumber slices, garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, eggs w/cheese & bacon on flat bread, pancake balls, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: cheese pizza (k-12), PB&J (k-12), turkey sub (k-12), chicken sandwich (6-12), spicy chicken sandwich (6-12), car rot sticks, tuna salad, tuna salad w/eggs, mashed pota toes (k-12), garden salad (612), fruit and milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, omelet, banana bread, fruit and milk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), PB&J (k-12), fajita chicken salad, beef/bean burrito (k-12), Swans French Bread pizza, broccoli, green beans, garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, donut holes, chicken biscuit, 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), buffalo chicken chunks (6-12), celery, garden salad (k-12), corn, fruit and milk FRIDAY No School School Menu 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 10th day of October, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless the back taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collectors Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale, contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873). The holder of the following tax certificate has filed the certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are: CERTIFICATE NO.: 118 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2016 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Florencio Gonzales and Maria Balboa Description of Property: Parcel ID Number: 05-33-25-0000-06530-0000 .24 AC BEG 606 FT W OF NE COR OF NE1/4 OF NE1/4 RUN W 100 FT S 105 FT E 100 FT N 105 FT TO POB 05 33S 25E 257P805 274P422 306P875 CA-G-88-480 369P214 375P90 DC-546P909 LP554P535 CA-98-449 FJ-564P343P347 566P212P213 574P280 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 October 10, 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: 252018TD031XXXX Date: 09/04/2018 Ad No.: 19:6-27c DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I recently saw a news report about something called a "pet lease." You pay for a purebred dog or cat, only to find out later that you never really owned it. What fresh hell is this? Carlos T., Pasadena, California DEAR CARLOS: It's true some stores that sell dogs, cats or other pets have been offering "pet loans" so that buyers can finance the several thousands of dollars that many of these pets cost. The catch: Some of these loans actually are leases, with much longer payment periods. According to the ASPCA, these "leases" can result in pet owners, who thought they were paying $1,500 to $3,000 for a purebred dog, shelling out more than $5,000 when all is said and done. And if the pet dies during the lease period, the buyers are expected to continue making payments! These leases are not illegal in most states, by the way. Only California and Nevada have banned this practice. However, more states are looking into pet leasing, and are taking a hard look at how sales pitches are made and whether the terms of the leases are made clear to buyers before they sign. Practices like this are just one more reason why I urge potential owners to adopt a pet from their local shelter, rather than shell out thousands of dol lars to a pet shop. A fantastic family pet is waiting for you there. If you insist on owning a specific breed, educate yourself about the breed, its care and the purchasing process. Buy only from reputable breeders who are above-board with the trans action (no loans are offered) and who care deeply about the pet's health and welfare even after the sale. Send your comments, questions or tips to 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Paws CornerBy Sam Mazzotta Notices


A12 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 9:6c Stump The Swami By John Szeligo Well football fans, the first weekend of college football is in the books. Most of the games saw the power teams empty benches against cupcakes but there were some significant matches aswell. Forest Gump would compare the first week of college foot ball to a box of chocolates: “You never know what you are gonnaget Jenny.“ That is spot on. Just ask Texas (lost to Maryland), UCLA (upset by Cincin nati), and Kansas (lost to Nicholls State) or even Penn State (OTto beat Appalachian State). There is a reason coaches always saythe week from the first game to the second is when you see themost improvement. Adjustments will be made after the filmstudy. Corrections made for the next week. How did the SEC fair in the first week? Pretty well overall one would have to say — 13 wins out of 14 games. Sure, 10 ofthose wins came over lesser teams — as expected — but OleMiss was impressive beating the Big 12’s Texas Tech as was theCrimson Tide dismantling Louisville of the ACC. LSU rollingover Miami was impressive. Only Tennessee lost this week asthey were obliterated by West Virginia 40-14. You have to love FAU. Their Alumni Association sent out an email to their base congratulating the Owls on their win over7th ranked Oklahoma. Lane Kiffin is doing an amazing job. Onlyin Boca is a 63-14 loss seen as a victory. Gator fans are optimistic after quarterback Franks had five touchdown passes. Comments on social media express emotionsof the Swamp being finally fun again. Florida should be 4-0going into Starkville for their first real test. Heisman Trophy Watch has Will Grier in the spotlight. The West Virginia quarterback started slow in the first half but fin ished with a spectacular second half. Grier was 25-of-34 for 429yards and five touchdown passes. He spread it around to 11 dif ferent receivers. Biletnikoff Candidate David Sills had sevencatches for 140 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Moun taineers. Other Tid Bits from Week One • Jim Harbaugh at Michigan is 9-9 in his last 18 games.• Keep an eye on Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver. Possible number one pick in the draft this year. He had 13 tacklesin his first game – five of them solo tackles. • UCF looks like the team to beat in the American Confer ence again. • The Big 12 could come down to the last weekend between Oklahoma and West Virginia in Morgantown. • The ACC is probably a lock for Clemson to make it back to the playoffs. • Alabama is still on top until someone knocks them off. LSU, Auburn and probably Georgia could topple the cart in theSEC down the road. Now, let’s look at this week’s Bill O’ Fare: 1. Eastern Kentucky at Marshall – Herd returns home where they have best winning record in a current stadium in foot ball. Herd offense should put up big numbers while the defenseneeds to step up before facing South Carolina and North Car olina State in successive weeks. Marshall 48 – Eastern Kentucky 23 2. Youngstown State at West Virginia – Penguins bring a solid 1-AA team to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers. WillGrier should have a field day though. He will probably be on thebench after halftime too. West Virginia 59 – Youngstown State 7 3. Georgia at South Carolina – Great game in the SEC. If the Gamecocks want to make a serious run at the SEC and be yond, they need an upset. Don’t count on one this year. Georgia41 –South Carolina 21 4. Savannah State at Miami – ‘Canes get a chance to pad their statistics in this one. Everybody schedules these. Miami68 –Savannah State 10 5. South Carolina State at UCF – Knights also have a chance to pad stats and look at some players for down the road.UCF 66 –South Carolina State 13 6. Samford at FSU – ‘Noles join the blowout fun with the others. This is Bobby Bowden’s Alma Mater. FSU 51 – Samford 13 7. Kentucky at Florida – With Franks set at quarterback, the Gators look to show the SEC they are back. Look for a pointexplosion. Florida 51 –Kentucky 20 8. Georgia Tech at USF –Bulls have a golden opportunity to take down an ACC team. Yellow Jackets are a 4 point favorite.USF 27 – Georgia Tech 24 9. UCLA at Oklahoma – Bruins could not beat Cincinnati. Now, they have to go to Norman. Sooners roll at home. Okla homa 44 –UCLA 17 10. Ole Miss at Kansas State – Wildcats opened with a win but did not impress. Ole Miss gets win number two over a Big12 school. Ole Miss 47 — Kansas State 20 11. Iowa State at Iowa – Cyclones should be improved and ready to make a move in the Big 12. Problem is the Cyclonesgot cancelled due to lightning last week while Iowa beat North ern Illinois 33-7. That lost opener will hurt. Iowa 34 – Iowa State 27 12. Penn State at Pitt – Nittany Lions had to go to OT to beat Appalachian State? Oh well, I remember once when Appybeat Michigan in the Big House. Are the Panthers a threat to theirin-state rival? Doubtful. Penn State 38 –Pitt 17 13. Southern Cal at Stanford – Bryce Love, favorite for the 2018 Heisman, runs for 29 yards on 18 carries against San DiegoState. He better have an improved week if he wants to be men tioned again. Stanford 35 –USC 27 14. Air Force at FAU – Owls return to Boca in shambles. Can they rebound against the Falcons? FAU 36 –Air Force 20 15. Clemson at Texas A&M – Tigers get a new shot at Jimbo and the SEC in one game. Look for them to make the mostof it. Clemson 38 – Texas A&M 17 16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – Can the Bucs continue their pre-season success without Winston?Saints are without Mark Ingram also. New Orleans Saints 27 –Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 17. Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles – Super Bowl matchup of two years. Slight edge to the home team. Philadel phia Eagles 31 –Atlanta Falcons 28 18. Houston Oilers at New England Patriots – Brady has some new faces to throw to but the Gronk is still there. New Eng land Patriots 34 –Houston Oilers 31 19. Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Titans withstand the heat and the Fish. Miami will be improved in the long run.Tennessee Titans 33 –Miami Dolphins 27 20. Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants – Jags defense is rated the best and they will rely on it. The ground game scoresjust enough to win. Jacksonville Jaguars 24 – New York Giants 20


Herald-AdvocateThursday, September 6, 2018 B THE the Wildcats stalled the driveand forced a punt. Sebring took over and once again drove deep into Hardeeterritory but the Wildcat’s de fense forced a turnover ondowns after the Blue Streaksfailed to convert a fourth-and-nine from the 19. Hardee took over with just less than four minutes remain ing in the half but couldn’tpick up a first down and wasforced to punt once again. A 22-yard run by Kasey Hawthorne and a 15-yardpenalty against the Wildcatsquickly put Sebring back intoHardee territory. Sebring threw for the end zone but Myron Refoure wasready and intercepted the ballfor a touchback with 2:09 leftin the second quarter. The momentum seemed to carry over into the offense asPearson connected withQuintin Lindsey for a 30-yardcompletion and a much-needed first down. Two plays later Pearson once again found Lindseyopen only this time he hadgotten behind the defendersand caught a 40-yard touch down pass. Leo Duarte came in for the PAT kick and Hardee led 7-0just before halftime. Hardee received to start the second half and couldn’t get adrive going and punted. Sebring quickly cut into Hardee’s lead when Williamsmade a spectacular run bybreaking several tackles andracing 67 yards for the touch down. After the successful PAT kick, Sebring tied the game at7-7 with 8:55 left in the third. Hardee was forced into an other quick punt and Sebringtook over at its 39. A personal foul call for a chop-block against Hardee’sdefense negated a sack andgave the Blue Streaks a firstdown before Williams foundNorris Taylor open for a 29-yard touchdown pass to makeit 14-7 after the PAT kick with5:52 left in the third. The two teams traded pos session for the next 12 min utes before Hardee took overat its 44 with just more thanfive minutes to play in thegame. Pearson ran for 13 yards and a first down to get the drive started. He then found Davis open for an 18-yard completion andanother first down. Jean St. Louis then ripped off his best run of the night,picking up 15 yards and an other first down. Four plays later, Hodges took a handoff up the middlefor a 1-yard touchdown. Duarte’s PAT tied the game at 14-14 with 1:45 left in thegame. Sebring offense quickly made the Hardee faithfulnervous by moving down tothe Hardee 23 with under 30seconds to go. Freshman cornerback Ke’ Variss White came down withan interception at the goal lineand returned it out to the 28-yard line with 10 seconds leftin the game. Hardee took a knee and the game was going to overtime. Both teams got four downs from the opposing team’s 10-yard line. Hardee went first and Hodges needed only two runsto find the end zone to putHardee up 20-14. Duarte’s PAT was good and pushed the lead to 21-14. Sebring needed three plays but Williams found the endzone on a 2-yard run. After the successful kick, Sebring had tied the game andnow it was their turn to go first on offense. Hardee’s defense forced a fourth-and-goal from the sixbut Williams was able to rollout and find Jacob Pasleyopen for a touchdown. After the kick Hardee trailed 28-21. St. Louis picked up five yards on his first carry beforerunning up the middle againand appearing to hit a wall ofBlue Streaks defenders nearthe goal line before Hardee’sline pushed the entire pile intothe end zone for the score. After calling a timeout, Hardee’s offense retook thefield and confused most of thedefense on the run-fake, asPearson was able to roll outand find Davis alone in theend zone for the game-cling ing catch. “That was a great win for the guys,” Kemp said after thegame. “We finally got overthat hump.” This week Hardee looks to avenge another loosing steakto a neighboring team as theAvon Park Red Devils cometo town carrying a two-gamewinning streak over the Wild cats. Kickoff from Wildcat Sta dium is scheduled for 7:30. Avon Park is 2-0 after beat ing Frostproof 31-25 in theopening game of the seasonand handing Desoto a 27-13defeat last week. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcats made a big stride in reestablishingthemselves as the top team inthe Heartland after beating theSebring Blue Streaks 29-28 ina double overtime game Fri day night in Wauchula. Hardee elected to go for two and the win after scoringthe second touchdown in dou ble overtime. Head Coach Brian Kemp said offensive coordinator JeffSmothers told him he had agood play and there was “nohesitation” with the call. Quarterback James Pearson faked a handoff and rolledright and found receiverDylan Davis open in the endzone. Pearson fired a perfect pass for the completion and thevictory, which came over hisformer team after he trans ferred to Hardee this springand won the starting job. Both defenses dominated the game early with the of fenses struggling to get a drivegoing. Issac Moreno and Hardee Pace teamed up to sack D.J.Williams on a third down passattempt to force the first puntof the game. Hardee took over and Pear son was also sacked whileback to pass on third downand Hardee was forced to puntback to Sebring. Jean Youte delivered a big hit on Sebring’s next driveforcing Williams to fumbleand Trenton Roberson pickedup the loose ball for the Wild cats. Hardee took over from its 44-yard line after the turnoverbut another third down sack ofPearson resulted in a quickpunt. Sebring’s offense began to find its rhythm after Williamspassed for two first downs andran for another to set up afirst-and-goal at the Hardee 7. Hardee’s defense held firmed and forced a fourthdown decision at the four. Sebring elected to go for it instead of kicking a field goaland Bo Villarreal got into thebackfield and droppedWilliams for a 1-yard loss. Ellis Hodges ripped off a 31-yard run to move the ballout towards midfield before apersonal foul penalty against Ke’Variss White comes down with a potentially game-saving interception with less than 30 seconds to go inthe game after Sebring drove into Hardee territory and was threatening to score. Dustin Willis, 70, signals it’s a game-tying touchdown run by Ellis Hodges with less than two minutes remainingin the game. Dylan Davis celebrates catching the game-winning two point conversion as a Se bring player agonizes in the defeat. Jean St. Louis holds up the football after the offensive line helped push him over the goal line for the Hardee touchdown in double overtime. PHOTOS BY NOEY DESANTIAGO Trenton Roberson recovers a fumble after Jean Youte delivered a big hit to knock the ball loose. HARDEESEBRING PASSING COMPLETIONS,ATTEMPTS AND INTERCEPTIONS11-18-08-18-2 PASSING YARDS113104RUSHING ATTEMPTS/YARDS36-11441-137TOTAL YARDS227241TURNOVERS03FIRST DOWNS812PENALTIES, LOST YARDAGE16-1407-81SCORING BY QUARTER: Hardee07077829Sebring001407728 Game Statistics


B2 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018T 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 cl8:30,9:6c1+ ac lot w/100 ft on Lake Francis in Lake Placid$140,000 Custom 4/2 home on 39 ac Kelly Roberts Rd$490,000 36 ac on US 17 zoned Ag$242,000 26 ac on Sweetwater Rd w/pond$241,960 4/2 CB home on 1st Ave in Wauchula w/studio apt$169,000. Lovely 3/2 home off SR 62 on 2.5 ac, outbuildings$292,000 Pool home, horse barn, creek on 16 ac$425,000 Residential corner lot .6 ac on SR 64$20,000 198 ac hunting, fishing, grazing$3,500/ac Brick commercial building 2700 SF on US Hwy 17$320,000 Residential lot on Lake Byrd in Avon Park$50,000 9.71 ac, fencing, well in Wauchula$120,000 .5 ac lot in Briarwood Sub in Wauchula$29,000 3/1 home on 1 ac Gebhart Rd$120,000 80 ac on Roberts Rd in Ona$600,000 5 ac Deer Run in Zolfo Springs$25,000 2/1 mobile home in Avon Park$30,500 4.37 ac comm/res w/double rd frontage in Avon Park$54,900 SANDY LARRISON, Broker/Owner212 W Main Street, Wauchula 33873 863-767-0565 office/863-832-0130 cellwww.AshbrookRealty.comJohn Freeman 863-781-4084 Rhoda McCoy-Niesz 863-245-0753 Brook Larrison 863-832-0565 Donna Steffens 863-781-3627 Jennifer Hoke 813-215-2915 Ken Sanders 863-781-0153 cl9:6c YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. 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Positions includes, 100% paid Health Insurance for Em ployee Coverage. Job descriptions @, w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl9:6c Sam Albritton Electrical Services, Inc.863-773-0192 Office 863-781-0377 Mobile Residential and Commercial Wiring Electrical Inspections Electrical Preventative Maintenance Ground Testing Lightning Arrestor24 Hour Emergency ServiceServing Hardee County Since 1994EC13002737 cl8:30tfc 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 99 temporary farm-workers needed for transplanting sweet potatoes, and general farm labor in Belzoni, Humphreys County, MS 39038 for Florida Orange Gold LLC. Work will be beginning on or about 09/24/2018 and ending on or about 10/25/2018. This job offer is for farm labor. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $10.73 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools 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 re cruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants should report or send resumes to Job Win Center@ 226 N. Martin Luther King Dr. Indianola, MS 38751@ (662)887-2502. In reference of job order number MS 269360. Prior to contacting the employer. EoE H-300-18214-546766 cl9:6p36 temporary farm-workers needed for hand harvesting strawberries, squash, general labor and planting strawberries in Dover, Hillsborough County, FL 33527 for Florida Orange Gold LLC. Work will be beginning on or about 09/08/2018 and ending on or about 05/15/2019. This job offer is for farm labor. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.29 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools 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 work ers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. Applicants should report or send resumes to your local Career Center or One stop Career workforce @12902 Newsome Rd. Dover, FL 33527@ (813)703-6911. In refer ence of job order number FL10737475. Prior to contacting the employer. EoE H-300-18206-587476 cl9:6,13pStephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) cl9:6c INHOMESERVICEJohn ONeal AVON PARK lot! Corner lot with over half acre. $9,500 PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 bed room, 2.5 bath double wide mobile home on 7.5 acres close to town. Move in ready! Listed for $179,500 $174,500 10 ac pasture just east of Zolfo Springs Nice trees. Perfect for livestock or homesite. Asking $89,000 6,000+ SF metal building. Located on southbound US Hwy 17. Corner lot with paved parking. Asking $275,000 5 acres with a pond. Currently fenced & being used for cattle. $65,500 4.7+ ac parcel located in Lorida. Includes a 30x50 building, water holes, 3 wells with deisel power unit. Asking $65,000 5.43 ac vacant land in town on Florida Avenue South. Zoned C-1. $320,000 1.19 ac metal warehouse with an office. 9,600 total square feet. Zoned A-1. Has a shallow well. $130,000 15+ acres with 2 mobile homes in Ft. Green Zoned Commercial. REDUCED TO $650,000 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338 James V. See, Jr., BrokerRealtor Associates Rick Knight ............... (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton ........... (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley ............. (863) 781-9664 Justin Smith ................ (863-781-3432 John ONeal ............... (863) 381-2535 Karen ONeal............ (863) 781-7633 Brandi Maldonado............ (863) 414-3349 cl9:6c 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 DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able, 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p 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 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 HAVE YOU LOST A PET? Con tact animal control in Bowling Green at 863-375-2255 to see if we have your cat or dog. We also have pets for adoption. 4:16dh/tfc I 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 16X60 MOBILE HOME for sale 863-873-6626. Call after 7pm 9:6-10:4p Mobile Homes Miscellaneous Lost/Found 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 ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertis ing any preference or limitation based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make such a preference or limitation. Familial status in cludes children under 18 living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh Rentals Pets ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 9:6c 2 BEDROOM HOUSE large lot $200/week no deposit. 863-4450915 or 863-773-6616. 8:9-9:6p TOBYS CAR CLEANING 7 days a week 863-781-4745 or 863781-7168 9:6p I WILL CLEAN plants and mow small yards. Joe 863-245-9898. 9:6p LOCAL AVON LADY. For all your Avon needs. Call: Pam Merchant 863-245-7000. Buy. Sell. Fundraise. 9:6-10:4p 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 Services Rentals Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) The


September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3– T HE C LASSIFIEDS – IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B andHardee County Ordinance 87-09Section 10 Paragraph D requireall ads for any construction-re lated service to carry the con tractor’s licence number. tfc-dh Noon Tuesday Deadline for all yard sale ads. HUGE MOVING FRIDAY, Satur day 7-? 199 St. Road 64 E. atNew Hope Baptist. Lots of clothes, furniture. 9:6pANGIE’S ATTIC THRIFT Storehas relocated to 752 North 6thAve., Wauchula. Open Tuesdaythrough Saturday, 10 am 3 pm.Closed Sunday & Monday. 8:30-9:27p Yard Sales Services Lacey Webb 863-773-4101 204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 cl9:6c Shopping around forcar insurance? Don't.Let your local independent agent shop for you, and find the coverage you need. Advantage Realty #1 Marcus Steven Lambert P.A. "Mark" Realtor Broker Associate 743 US 27 S. • Sebring, FL 33872 Cell: 863-832-0401 • Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 1-863-386-1112 Email: Listings: Rentals: Beautiful 264 acres on Peace River and Hwy 17 joinscity water and sewer. 5 to nearly 200 acres on Johnston Rd. Owner will di vide. Great home sites, pasture or farming. 6" well. 476 acres in Polk County Hwy 60. Mostly wooded with233 acres in 16 year old pine timber. Great hunting18.5 acres on Silver Lake in Polk County. High andDry. Great home site! P P R R O O P P E E R R T T I I E E S S F F O O R R S S A A L L E E cl8:16tfc BE PREPARED COURTESY PHOTOS Zolfo Springs Elementaryhosted a back-to-schoolorientation for parentsand their children. Here,attendees (top photo) lis ten to a welcome and in formation from PrincipalTammy Pohl beforebreaking into smallergroups, where studentswere able to try out differ ent learning experiences(middle photo) and par ents and students visitedgrade-level classroomsand teachers (bottomphoto). EDUCATIONAL EXPERIMENT COURTESY PHOTO Fourth graders in Mary Ann Duncan and Laura Carter’s class at North Wauchula El ementary School are learning the scientific process in class. It will prepare for themfor the science fair to come. 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 pm9:6c VIVA VOCABULARY! COURTESY PHOTOS Teacher Mary Idsardi’ssecond-grade R.E.A.C.H.class at North WauchulaElementary School hasnever had so much funstudying vocabulary aswhen competing in teamsusing Quizlet. Successfulspellers were full ofsmiles! The acronymstands for Realizing Excel lence through the Ad vanced academicCurriculum of Hardee. Kid’s leaving the nest? Keep them in touch with their hometown happenings! Call (863) 773-3255 for a subscription today!


B4 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Of fice: Maria Magdalena Garcia Perez, 43, of Bowling Green, and Marcelino Ramirez Gon zalez, 43, of Bowling Green. Naomi Bridget Nichole Brown, 24, of Wauchula, and Paul Heath Vansickle, 39, of Wauchula. Gabriela Ornelas Garcia, 36, of Wauchula, and Angel Jaimes, 53, of Wauchula. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Saundra Madison vs. Ciana Elmeus, order of dismissal. Joseph Lance Hancusch vs. James Gibbs, order of dis missal. Sandra Miller, Revell Inc. vs. Geno Vargas, final judgment for $435. Elsa Mendoza vs. Roxanne Williams, order of dismissal. Fernando M. Gonzalez and Jose M. Gonzalez vs. Juanita Esquivel and Thomas Es quivel, order of dismissal. Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. John W. Ragan, default final judgment for $9,459.83. James D. Hill vs. Darren Youngblood, order of dis missal. Cavalry SPVI vs. Vivian Sanchez, final judgment for $2,246.57. Rose Keith vs. Amanda Parks and Doug Crogo, order of dismissal. Samuel DeLaTorre vs. Jennifer Maldonado, final judgment for $1,800. Venice HMA vs. Jonathan D. Rhoades, final judgment for $2,357.77. Samuel DeLaTorre vs. Jennifer Maldonado, final judgment for tenant eviction. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of re cently in County Court: John Kenneth McBride, violation of probation (original charge DUI), complete DUI school. Carmen Buenaventuramar cos, resisting arrest without vi olence, 12 months probation, $400 fines, costs and fees. Marina Lucero Villafranca, no valid drivers license, adjudication withheld, $550 fines, costs and fees; violation of probation, adjudication with held, probation reinstated, $75 fines, costs and fees. Heath Barkley Sanchez, battery, criminal mischief and assault, 31 days jail, $977 fines, costs and fees. Charles Andrew Manley, first count domestic battery, 90 days jail concurrent with felony case, credit time served, $977 fines, costs and fees; sec ond count domestic battery, not prosecuted. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the Circuit Court: Adelina Aguilar and the Florida Department of Rev enue vs. Jose Luis Aguilar Jr., petition to establish adminis trative child support order. Audelia Hernandez and FDOR vs. Marcos Hernandez, petition for enforcement of ad ministrative child support order. Dan Even Krell and Dana Ann Krell, petition for divorce. Habitat For Humanity Hardee County vs. Regina Lynette Ward, Travis Kil patrick, General Motors Ac ceptance Corp., Wauchula State Bank and Midland Fund ing, mortgage foreclosure. Charles Clyde Knight III and Shannon Dee Knight, petition for divorce. Letarsha Nicole Camel and FDOR vs. Charles Gaston Bryan Jr., petition for enforcement of administrative child support order. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Amy Dubberly vs. Tower Hill Prime Insurance Co., order of dismissal. Andrie James Bonney vs. Florida Department of Correc tions, order of dismissal. Chelzey Makale Nichols and Mark Vang, final judg ment of divorce. Linda Learie Rogers and Donald T. Rogers, final judg ment of divorce. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of recently by the circuit judge: There was no felony sen tencing last week. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Danny R. and Madeline B. Worsham to James Dennis Jr. and Savannah Albritton Sasser, for $123,000. Olga Florinda Ortega to Miguel Angel Rodriguez, for $29,000. Maria E. Garcia to Maria E. Garcia and Jose Pablo Garcia, for $10,700. Krause Groves to Round Orange, for $234,000. W.R. Fewox Jr. to South Fort Meade Land Manage ment, for $125,000. Phyllis H. Kersey to Rosa Angelina Bautista Cruz, for $40,000. Brandon S. Craig as per sonal representative of the Es tate of Maybelle A. Harvey to Robertson Farms, for $115,000. Parker Mason Investments to DJs Properties, for $50,000. Donald C. and Eleanor H. Tusing to DJs Properties, for $75,000. Rosemary Juarez Gicker to Ervin and Margaret Johnson, for $209,000. Jacquelyn E. Gauger to Joseph LaPlaca, for $45,000. Oakwood Construction to Rico R. and Kember Michelle Rios, for $199,900. Burton Dennis Moseley, Paula Teresa Hancock, James Albury and Dana Sikes to Pedro Granados, for $70,000. Bank of America to William Keith Davis and Candis Jahna Davis, for $40,000. Lois Pamela and Carey Dale Willis to Timothy Gajan and Terri T. Tharpe, for $225,000. As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula You are not perfect. Don't believe it? Ask your wife. She's not perfect either, but like America you both are great. We all change a little every day. That is how we find things we have said 30 years ago so stupid. We grew. We got rid of the old things that stood in the way. American has always been great, better than all others. That is why so many people continue coming here. It can be better. Join hands with your neighbor, even those who think different than you do. Together, let's make America better. Thank God for a president who will not travel around the world telling how bad America was/is, but this one reminds the world how great we have been (rebuilt Europe, both friend and foe) and showing how great we are and how much greater we will become tomorrow. Now, a slow walk to Christmas. I am a Mongrel American. I am not one of those who think that being hyphenated makes them part of two countries. Part Scot, Irish, English, maybe black (from the Irish where slave ships wrecked on the way to England). The Irish didn't like (and still don't) the English so they did n't send the slaves back into slavery. And definitely Native Amer ican (you call Indian). If I tried to hyphenate all these it would take two lines just to write my name. Thus I am a Mongrel Amer ican. Sometimes I think we must be kin to gypsies. Dad was born in mid-Florida (Bushnell). Mom was born in Miller County, Georgia and somehow migrated to Jacksonville, Florida where she and Dad met (she was 21, he 27). Their first child was born in Jacksonville, second Miami, third Dothan, Alabama, fourth Jacksonville, fifth Densmore, Florida. All this when the roads were dirt, not paved, some gravel. In 1939 I was 3. Mom always had chickens so there were five on the roof of our Essex car. Dad had worked on a dairy and had bought two calves. They rode on the rear bumper in a cage Dad made of old pallets. The Beverly Hillbillies was like watch ing realtiy TV for my siblings (except for the excess in money). Dad was severely crippled in WW I. He never complained nor did we get welfare or food stamps. There was none. Social Security netted my grandmother a total of $27 the last five years of her life. All this picture is to paint the Christmas Story at the Phillips home. Farm labor was $1 per day. After WW II took all the men with good trigger fingers, wages rose to $2 a day. Have you seen a bale of hay tied with two strands of wire? This wire is called haywire (they use string now), and it played a very important part in the Phillips' family lifestyle. Without a bed, several strands of haywire and several 1-by-3 boards about 39 to 40 inches long woven together with haywire on either side made a firm hammock padded with enough hand-made quilts for a mattress, actually quite comfortable. No money for Christmas presents resulted in drawing names to buy just one present, or making one would allow you to give two presents. From Santa we usually got one big Florida tanger ine, so sweet, and on a good year also an apple (red delicious) from the state of Washington. We kinds knew we were rich when we got both (usually the apples came from school by way of the Department of Agriculture). Just like today, those were the good ole days (for us kids. Mom and Dad, not so much). Mom was born in 1900. In 1905 she planted a small cedar three about halfway across the back yard and just inside the yard fence in front of my grandmother's general store. Over the years (45) God blessed that perfectly shaped three. My brother Stanley and I were to find a Christmas tree while Mom and Dad went to town. We had been looking for weeks already. There was none in our woods. As we made one last look without success we crossed an open field coming home. Stanley spotted THE Christmas tree. It was 39 feet to the top of our old house where Mom was born. Towering above the house was the perfect tree (about 8 feet of it). With a handsaw or bucksaw (I forget which) Stanley cut that top out of Mom's cedar tree, and with a rope we lowered it down careful not to break any limbs. By the time Mom and Dad got home we had this Christmas tree in a five-gallon bucket of sand tied securely in the living room and soaked well with water to keep it fresh. Mom was overjoyed at it sight. Dad stood back. After Christmas, while we were at school, Dad dug a hole out back, cut holes in the bucket and planted the tree with bucket. That was on Jan. 6, 1951. In 2017 I drove by the old home place. Plainly visible, that original tree is now as tall or taller than it ever was. The planted tree top has grown tall. They both still stand, reminders of our family life long ago. PUBLIC NOTICEThe Town of Zolfo Springs will hold a public meeting on September 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM at Town Hall, 3210 Main Street, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, for the sole purpose of discussing a grant application to be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program for the develop ment of Pioneer Heights Park located at 602 Second Street West, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The Public and any interested persons are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Amanda Wallace at (863) 735-0405.PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD The Zolfo Springs Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tues day, September 18, at 6:00 P.M. or soon thereafter in the Town Commission Cham bers at 3210 Main Street, Zolfo Springs, Florida to consider the item listed below. Request: the sole purpose of discussing a grant application to be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program for the development of Pioneer Heights Park located at 602 Second Street West, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The public hearing will be held on the date and time noted above. The meeting will be held in the Town Commission Chambers at 3210 Main Street, Zolfo Springs, Florida. Any interested persons who feel they are affected by these changes are encouraged to attend the public hearing and be heard. At said hearing any person, Agent or Attorney, may appear and be heard. Any person(s) wishing to view relevant information in advance of the public hearing may view said documents at the Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210 Main Street, Zolfo Springs, Florida, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), anyone who needs a special accommodation for this meeting should contact the Town Clerks Office at (863) 735-0405 ext. 222 at least 48 hours in advance of this meeting. 9:6c Notices ______________________________ Elvia P. Garcia (292698) Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C. 1035 Santa Barbara Street, 2nd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Telephone: (805) 965-3703 Fax: (805) 965-0678 Attorneys for Petitioner, ANGELINA GONZALEZ SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA FAMILY DIVISION Case No. D388882 NOTICE OF SUMMONS In re the Matter of: Petitioner: ANGELINA GONZALEZ, and Respondent: ISIDORO VELASCO ______________________________ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO ESTABLISH PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP TO: ISIDORO VELASCO, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Pe tition to Establish Parental Relationship has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Angelina Gonzalez whose address is 1035 Santa Barbara Street #7, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, on or before September 28, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of Ventura County Superior Court, Family Division, 800 South Vic toria Avenue, Ventura, California 93009, before service on Peti tioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.8:30-9:20c __________________________________CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGPLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018, 5:30 PMPlease take notice that the City of Wauchula Planning & Zoning Board will hold public hearings on Tuesday, September 17, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Wauchula Com mission Chambers at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida to hear the following items: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM LOW DEN SITY RESIDENTIAL (LDR) TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MDR) FOR APPROXIMATELY 7.8 ACRES OWNED BY JOHN CHRISTIAN ROBERSON LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF 8TH AVENUE SOUTH AND MELANDY STREET (PARCEL NUMBER 09-34-250000-06380-0000), A PARCEL OF LAND IDENTIFIED IN EXHIBIT A HEREOF; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. EXHIBIT A Copies of the proposed amendments are available for inspection and review with the City Clerk from between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the City Clerk prior to or during the meeting. Persons are advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Plan ning and Zoning Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hear ing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, at his or her own expense and effort, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Clerks Office at least 48 hours before the hearing by contacting (863) 773-3535. 9:6c


September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 9:6c several “no hitters.” He was named to the all-state American Legionbaseball team in 1949 and 1950 and wasawarded the “outstanding player” in theAmerican Legion baseball state tourna ment in 1951. He was “all conference” in high school baseball 1951 and 1952. During football season as a senior, he was named the “outstanding runningback”. He only weighed 150 pounds but was hard to stop and was one of the top fiveleading scorers in the South Florida Con ference. See began umpiring various sports in 1954 and has officiated all levels of base ball from Little League to college level andhas “umpired too many games to count.” He continues to umpire little league baseball games today at the age of 85. Terrell was born in 1939, to John and Mildred Terrell in Lake Alfred, and thefamily moved back to Wauchula when hewas in the 4th grade. He attended Hardee High School from 1954 to 1957 and was a four-year letter man in football, basketball and baseball. Terrell also ran track and lettered for three years and was captain of the footballand basketball team his senior year. He was one of the leading scorers in basketball during his junior and senioryear. Terrell also participated in student coun cil as a sophomore, junior and senior classofficer. He is a proud 1957 graduate ofHardee High. He went to the University of Florida on a football scholarship for two years. Whileat UF he met Tito Wintz Terrell, who wasfrom Miami, and on Sept. 5, 1959 theywere married. They both transferred to the University of Tampa where John received a Bachelorof Science Degree in Education. They both also attended graduate school at University of Mississippi where John re ceived his Master’s Degree in School Ad ministration and Supervision. They have three children and seven grandchildren. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Two former star Hardee Wildcat ath letes will be inducted into the HardeeCounty Athletic Foundation Hall of Fameduring a dinner reception being held Sept.21. Jackie See, 85, and John Terrell, 79, will be enshrined during the seventh annualevent being held at the Hardee CountyAgri-Civic center at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event can still be pur chased by contacting Hardee AthleticFoundation executive director TanyaRoyal at 863-781-0358 or by email Jack “Jackie” See, Sr. was born in Wauchula on April 28, 1933. He graduated from Hardee High in 1952 and married his high school sweet heart, the late Topsy Pierce, a year laterand they have two sons. He has fourgrandchildren and two great-grandchil dren. See played baseball for Hardee High School and during that time he pitched See, Terrell Being Inducted In Hardee Athletic Hall Of Fame COURTESY PHOTOS Jackie See was a dual-sport athlete for Hardee Highexcelling in both football and baseball. See, 85, remains active with sports by still umpiring lit tle league baseball games. Terrell was a four-year letterman for the Wildcats inbasketball, football and baseball and also ran track forthree years. Terrell went from staring on the athletic fields to lead ing the entire school system after being elected toserve two terms as the Hardee County Schools Super intendent. 1. Entering 2018, name the last player to have at least 70stolen bases in a season. 2. Who was the first Na tional League pitcher to save50 or more games in a season? 3. Which quarterback holds the NCAA record for mostcombined yards in a season? 4. Who was the last Mil waukee Bucks All-Star beforeGiannis Antetokounmpo in2017? 5. Name the last team before Vegas in 2018 to sweep the LosAngeles Kings in the firstround of the NHL playoffs. 6. Before Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in 2018, whenwas the last time that twoNASCAR drivers won at leastfive races each during the first17 races of the season? 7. In 2018, Roger Federer became the second-oldest maletennis player (36 years, 173days) to win a Grand Slamwhen he captured the Aus tralian Open. Who is the oldestto do it? ANSWERS 1. Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, in 2009. 2. Randy Myers had 53 saves for the Chicago Cubs in1993. 3. Texas Tech QB B.J. Symons, with 5,976 yards in2003. 4. Michael Redd, in 2004.5. Detroit did it in 2000.6. Denny Hamlin and Jim mie Johnson, in 2010. 7. Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open in 1972 at theage of 37. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek T HANK Y OU H ARDEE C OUNTY Folks, the voters have spoken, and I am nolonger a candidate for Hardee CountyJudge. Many thanks to my friends, old andnew, who supported me, as well as everyvoter who participated in the election, re gardless of how they cast their ballots.I also want to take this opportunity towholeheartedly endorse Ken Evers, and tourge my friends to support him in the gen eral election. Ken has a lengthy and di verse body of experience, and is alreadyfamiliar with the majority of the functions ofthe county court. He has campaigned withhonor and dignity, and I am convinced heis the best choice to assure the ongoingcompetence, decency and professional ism of the Hardee County bench. Thanks again, Jim Pyle 9:6p Report Child Abuse or Neglect NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-422-4453


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B8 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 9:6p Hanchey’s Carpets You don’t need to come to us . We come to you!!! Est. 1968 Jimmy HancheyWe Carry: Carpet Vinyl Plank Wood . all at GREAT Reduced Prices!863-781-4027 Mobile We Move Furniture Serving the ENTIREHeartland Area Low Prices • Quality Workmanship • Free Estimates We Install What We Sell 9:6c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 25-2018-CA-000280 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCI-ATION, Plaintiff, vs.THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OROTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMINGBY, THROUGH, UNDER, ORAGAINST THE ESTATE OFPAMELA NEWSOM, DECEASED, 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 THE ESTATE OFPAMELA NEWSOM, DECEASEDLast Known Address: UnknownCurrent 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 CLAIMANTSLast Known Address: UnknownCurrent Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgageon the following property inHardee County, Florida: SOUTH HALF OF LOT 13AND LOTS 14 TO 16 IN CLUSIVE, BLOCK 3,BOWLING GREEN RAIL ROAD SURVEY, SECTION4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A 4802 CHURCH AV ENUE, BOWLING GREEN,FL 33834 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 beforeservice on Plaintiff’s attorney, orimmediately thereafter; other wise, a default will be enteredagainst you for the relief de manded in the Complaint or pe tition. 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 25thday of August, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Dis abilities ActIf you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accommo dation in order to participate inthis proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to theprovision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of theCourt Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) workingdays of your receipt of this (de scribe notice); if you are hearingor voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Serv ice 711. 8:30,9:6c __________________________________ By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The Lady Wildcats opened the 2018 varsity swimming and dive season last Monday (Aug.27) with a decisive victory over the Lady BlueStreaks at the Sebring High School pool. “It was a great meet,” said head coach Tracy Pate. The Lady Cats bested the Lady Streaks by nearly 40 points to take the win as Lady RedDevils from Avon Park finished more than 70points behind at a distant third. The Lady Wildcats saw several individual first place finishes in the meet. Lahna Christian earned first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:20.96, and first in the100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:03.51. In the 50 yard freestyle, Renell Herrera took first with a time of 27.88. Herrera also earnedfirst in the 500 yard freestle with a time of6:35.54. Morgan Hellein earned first in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:17.15. Abby Duke earned first place in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:20.82. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Hellein, Herrera, Christian, and Hannah Ford took firstwith a time of 1:55.50. The 400 yard freestyle relay team of Hellein, Christian, Herrera, and Ford took first with atime of 4:25.77. Hardee boy’s struggled in the outing — fin ishing second between top place Sebring andlast place Avon Park — but saw several impres sive individual performances. Hugh Pate took first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:11.77 and Oren Crawford wasfirst in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of25.29. “We have lots of improvements to be made,” the coach said. “But we survived the first meet.” Individual Results: Girl’s 200Y Medley Relay: 2nd, Hardee (Abby Duke, Rachel Shaw, Hannah Ford, andMckenzie Burch), 2:25.67; and 4th, Hardee(Laynee Henry, Riley Justiss, Jordan Sperry,and Cadee Richardson), 2:37.05. Boy’s 200Y Medley Relay: 4th, Hardee (Hunter Sellers, Kein Knight, Trey Stephens,and JC Thomas), 2:08.50; and 6th, Hardee (JakeStephens, Emery Smith, Trey Canary, andJoseph Wood), 2:33.06. Girl’s 200Y Freestyle: 1st, Lahna Christian, 2:20.96; and 3rd, Mckenzie Burch, 2:43.53. Boy’s 200Y Freestyle: 1st, Hugh Pate, 2:11.77; and 5th, JC Thomas, 2:45.41. Girl’s 200Y IM: 2nd, Abby Duke, 2:57.71; and 3rd, Rachel Shaw, 3:03.29. Boy’s 200Y IM: 3rd, Zack Durastanti, 2:52.33; and 4th, Cole Wilson, 2:56.85. Girl’s 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Renell Herrera, 27.88; and 2nd, Morgan Hellein, 28.30. Boy’s 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Oren Crawford, 25.29; and 5th, Hunter Sellers, 28.18. Girl’s 1M Diving: 4th, Rachel garland, 114.30; and 5th, Katie Camacho, 90.40. Boy’s 1M Diving: 5th, Gage Camcacho, 78.65. Girl’s 100Y Butterfly: 1st, Morgan Hellein, 1:17.15; and 6th, Aubrey Bragg, 2:01.62. Boy’s 100Y Butterfly: 2nd, Oren Crawford, 1:13.00. Girl’s 100Y Freestyle: 1st, Lahna Christian, 1:03.51; and 2nd, Hannah Ford, 1:07.95. Boy’s 100Y Freestyle: 3rd, Cole Wilson, 1:00.31; and 6th, Joseph Wood, 1:23.39. Girl’s 500Y Freestyle: 1st, Renell Herrera, 6:35.54; and 4th, Mckenzie Burch, 7:32.41. Boy’s 500Y Freestyle: 2nd, Zack Durastanti, 6:32.77; and 3rd, Trey Stephens, 6:46.34. Girl’s 200Y Freestyle Relay: 1st, Hardee (Morgan Hellein, Renell Herrera, Lahna Chris tian, and Hannah Ford), 1:55.50; and 3rd,Hardee (Aryanna Burch, Macey Kingdon,Emma Hays, and Jordan Sperry), 2:08.13. Boy’s 200Y Freestyle Relay: 3rd, Hardee (Oren Crawford, Cole Wilson, Hugh Pate, andHunter Sellers), 1:48.10; and 4th, Hardee (KeinKnight, Jake Stephens, Trey Canary, and JCThomas), 1:55.96. Girl’s 100Y Backstroke: 1st, Abby Duke, 1:20.82; and 3rd, Aryanna Burch, 1:30.79. Boy’s 100Y Backstroke: 5th, Hugh Pate, 1:13.09; and 6th, Hunter Sellers, 1:26.81. Girl’s 100Y Backstroke: 3rd, Rachel Shaw, 1:31.96; and 4th, Emma Hays, 1:32.95. Boy’s 100Y Backstroke: 2nd, Kein Knight, 1:18.26; and 4th, Trey Stephens, 1:25.01. Girl’s 400Y Freestyle Relay: 1st, Hardee (Morgan Hellein, Lahna Christian, Renell Her rera, and Hannah Ford), 4:25.77; and 2nd,Hardee (Rachel Shaw, Mckenzie Burch, AbbyDuke, and Riley Justiss), 4:58.61. Boy’s 400Y Freestyle Relay: 2nd, Hardee (Trey Stephens, Oren Crawford, Hugh Pate, andCole Wilson), 3:57.10; and 5th, Hardee (TreyCanary, Zack Durastanti, Kein Knight, and JCThomas), 4:27.63. Girl’s Team Scores: 1st, Hardee, 147; 2nd, Sebring High School, 109; and 3rd, Avon ParkHigh School, 70. Boy’s Team Scores: 1st, Sebring, 149; 2nd, Hardee, 93; and 3rd, Avon Park, 86. VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING Lady Cats Sink Streaks Given the volume of bizarre communication coming fromthe White House, this one did n’t get the amount of attentionit deserved. “Truth isn’t truth!”That declaration was made by Rudy Giuliani on Meet thePress, in telling Chuck Toddwhy President Donald Trumpshouldn’t consent to being in terviewed by prosecutors in vestigating his presidency. The conversation centered on the obligation of a personbeing interviewed by law en forcement to tell the truth. Giuliani — former mayor of New York City, public speaker,and lawyer whose practice ap parently now has only oneclient — explained: “Truthisn’t truth!” This explanation might be plausible coming from a firstyear law student who flunkedPublic Speaking 101, or evena person fresh out of college inhis first job as spokesman fora local politician. But for a person who gives legal advice to the President ofthe United States, and attemptsto explain his client’s rhetoricto the people who elected himto office, the statement has to stand on its own. “Truth isn’t truth!”This comes from a White House which has coined thephrase “alternative facts” andaccuses its critics in the mediaof “fake news,” two termswhich should be in the runningfor Oxymoron of the Year.In his classic “kill the messen ger” response to criticism, thepresident has declared themedia to be “the enemy of thepeople.” What a crock. The three major networks — NBC, ABC, and CBS — havea long-recognized liberal bias(for the record, I lean towardthe conservative side of thespectrum) but do not have afixation on the White House.They still find plenty of time intheir newscasts for other issuesof the day. The top two secondary net works — CNN and Fox — arepolar opposites of each other, one devoting its broadcasts toanti-Trump stories, the otherequally committed to defend ing Trump at every turn. The press — a term which I reserve for those in the mediawho create their products withink on paper (and increasinglywith electronic technology) —spans the entire political spec trum. As an industry, wehardly speak with a singlevoice. But we deal, as best we are able, in the truth. And to us, truth is truth. S. L. Frisbie is retired. Heholds a degree in government,and covered city, county, andschool agencies in Bartow,Fort Meade, Lake Wales, and Tallahassee for 50 years. This has given him the outlook:“I’m a reporter; I get lied tofor a living.” He says it with out bitterness; it goes with theterritory. A mystery is solved: Truth isn’t truth!” The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) has temporar ily made snook and redfishcatch-and-release only fromthe northernmost point ofAnna Maria Island in ManateeCounty to Gordon Pass in Col lier County. The action was taken through an Executive Order inresponse to the naturally-oc curring red tide bloom insouthwest Florida and is in ef fect until the next FWC Com mission meeting, which startsSept. 26. “I support Executive Direc tor Eric Sutton’s decision toimplement the ExecutiveOrder as we continue to man age this world-class fishery forfuture generations,” said FWCChairman Bo Rivard. “We willcontinue working with ourpartners and will evaluate nextsteps at our Commission meet ing the end of September.” Sutton has spent significant time in the areas most im pacted by naturally-occurringred tide. He and staff will con tinue to work with local com munities and partners as theFWC manages this issue to en sure recovery of the fisheries. “We’ve seen the devastation to the redfish and snook popu lations in southwest Florida,and we support the catch-and-release initiative taken byFWC,” said Brian Gorski, Ex ecutive Director of CoastalConservation AssociationFlorida. “In working with theFWC on this initiative, we’veheard support from membersand guides throughout the statewho also understand the needfor such a change, to ensurethat generations to come canenjoy the thrill of catching oneof these iconic species.” The FWC thanks Governor Rick Scott for his continualleadership and proactive re sponse during this time. FWCstaff will continue workingwith partners moving forward,including local governmentsand stakeholders. Regulations outside of those counties remain unchanged,including the Sept. 1 snookseason opening that occurs inother Gulf and Atlantic statewaters. For more information, visit and click on "About," then "ExecutiveOrders". FWC: Snook, Redfish Catch & Release Only In Red Tide Zone CHINESE TWINS Once long ago in China there was a pair of immortal twins,one bringing harmony and theother union, according to thelegends. So, artists made fig urines showing the twin broth ers, who were called "He-He."They often were pictured andgiven to brides, because it wasthought they brought a happymarriage. A recent auction hada 5-3/8-inch figurine of He-Hewearing green-and-black,flower-decorated robes. It iseasy to recognize the brothers;one carries a lotus flower, andthe other carries a box. Theauction figurine also had thetraditional unglazed base. Thetwin boys modeled together asa group was estimated at $800to $1,200, but no one bid highenough. Perhaps the bidders did not know the figures wouldlead to a happy marriage. *** Q: I have an opportunity to acquire two vintage spermwhale teeth authenticated asover 250 years old. They areuncarved. They are treasuredcollectibles and will not besold. Can I import them? A: Sperm whales are pro tected by the EndangeredSpecies Act and the MarineMammal Protection Act of1972. Whales' teeth are a hardform of ivory. According to theU.S. Fish & Wildlife Servicewebsite, it is illegal to importwhale ivory (whale teeth), oritems made from whale ivory,except by special permit. Yourwhale teeth are not decorated(scrimshawed), so all of thelaws may not apply, but youshould check with the U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service beforeimporting them. Breaking thelaw can result in heavy fines orjail time. *** Q: I have a "1969" Po laroid camera. Is it worthanything to 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'tused on Polaroid cameras after Edwin 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. CURRENT PRICES Tablecloth, cotton, red and white checkered pattern, scrolland leaf design with fringededge, early 1900s, 88 x 56 inches, $75. Honey box, pressed glass with etched honeybees andbeehives, dome lid, finial andsplay feet, Indiana Glass Co., c. 1910, 4 x 6 inches, $150. Ashtray, oval, hammered iron, molded catfish center andwavy rim, c. 1900, 7 x 5 inches, $330. School dental chart, pulldown poster depicting teethand natural human dentition,paper on linen, Hagemann, 1960s, 67 x 47 inches, $525. TIP: Handle gemstone jew elry carefully. Opals crack eas ily, and soaking them in waterto prevent cracking may domore harm than good. Somestones, like pink beryl, willfade if left in bright sun for a long time. For more collecting news, tipsand resources, visit (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Kovels Antiques & Collecting By Terry & Kim Kovel These twin boys, according toChinese legend, will bring ahappy marriage to the owner. Butthey must wait for another sale,because this time there was no bidhigh enough to buy the twins. • Florida has the third-largest population of wild birds inthe U.S.


September 6, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTYWHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVELEGAL INTEREST.The property will be sold at a public auction on the10th day of October, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unless theback taxes are paid. To make payment or for ques tions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 7739144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To receive further information regarding the Tax Deed Sale,contact the Hardee County Clerk of the Courts, im mediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O. Drawer 1749,Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 107 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2014NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Guadalupe M.Ramirez EstateDescription of Property:Parcel ID Number: 04-33-25-0060-00003-0001 LOTS 1 & 2 BLK 3A O JONES ADD431P245P246 433P267 495P743496P58 DC-602P290 (RR)200825005652/DC-RR SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on October 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk Pursuant to F.S. 197.512Victoria L. RogersHardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court andComptrollerTax Deed File: 252018TD036XXXXDate: 09/04/2018Ad No.: 1 9:6-27c CITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a General Em ployee Pension Meeting Monday, September 10, 2018, during the regular sched uled City Commission Meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m. 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 Com mission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decisionmade by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceed ings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he mayneed 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 individual’s disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in volves every aspect of the Commission’s functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiringreasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act orSection 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULAS/Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr.Mayor ATTESTS/Holly SmithCity Clerk 9:6c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 25-2016-CA-000306 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v.JESUS L BRITO; UNKNOWNSPOUSE OF JESUS L. BRITO;UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgmentof Foreclosure entered on May7, 2018, and the Order Resched uling Foreclosure Sale enteredon August 24, 2018, in thiscause, in the Circuit Court ofHardee County, Florida, theclerk shall sell the property situ ated in Hardee County, Florida,described as: N 1/3 OF THE N OF THE NE OF THE SE OF THE NE OF SEC TION 30, TOWNSHIP 33SOUTH, RANGE 26EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA.A/K/A 1533 N HOLLAND TOWN ROAD,WAUCHULA, FL 33873-4413 at public sale, to the highest andbest bidder, for cash, in the sec ond floor hallway outside Room202 of the Hardee County Court house, 417 W. Main Street,Wauchula, FL 33873, on Sep tember 12, 2018 beginning at11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after thesale, you must file a claim withthe clerk no later than 60 daysafter the sale. If you fail to file aclaim you will not be entitled toany remaining funds. Dated this 24th day of August, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accomo dation in order to participate inthis proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to theprovision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of theCourt Administrator, 255 N.Broadway Avenue, Bartow,Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, atleast 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or imme diately upon receiving thisnotification if the time before thescheduled appearance is lessthan 7 days; if you are hearing orvoice impaired, call 711. 8:30,9:6c ______________________________ Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq 9:6p Bowling Green Plans To Raise Sewer, Water, Garbage Rates By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Monday nightin a workshop session re viewed the proposed new citybudget effective Oct. 1 andagreed to raise basicsewer/water/garbage monthlyrates from $88.05 a month to$94.07, an increase of 6.83percent. The basic home rate isbased on using 6,000 gallonsof water. The Florida Rural Water As sociation (FRWA) had recom mended a new monthly rate of$110.52. The commissionagreed to adopt two FRWAasset management and fiscalsustainability plans--one fordrinking water and the otherwastewater--as recommendedby city manager Jerry Conerlyand presented by LaureenBusacca of FRWA. The commission intends to keep the millage rate the sameas last year, 7.25. The city has accepted a Florida Department of Envi ronmental Regulation drinkingwater loan/grant for$1,733,400 to improve thewater system and quality. TheFDEP has granted (forgiven)80 percent of the loan amount($1,546,320). In March 2019the city will begin repaymentof the remaining $386,500. The FRWA recommends the city spend about $85,000 overthe next two to five years to re pair, replace or upgrade its 100fire hydrants and 71 hydrant valves. This includes 13 hy drants in excellent condition,53 in average condition, 13 inpoor condition, 6 in very poorcondition, and 15 in failed/un serviceable condition. Fourneed immediate replacement,including one by the school,two that cannot be opened, andone hit by a car and leaningover 45 degrees. Hydrantvalves are in good, averageand excellent condition. FRWA reported the city needs to spend $102,500 overthe next five years on watervalves. Of the 108 valves 5 arein excellent condition, 4 ingood condition, 63 in averagecondition, 7 rated poor, 8 verypoor, 16 in failed or unservice able condition, and 5 un known/unfound. The city currently has a CDBG loan to replace 38valves in the system. The city has a population of 2,930 and has grown 0.6 per cent since 2000, reportedFRWA. Median resident age is30.1 years, and per capita in come in 2016 was $12,162and median household incomewas $32,434. The city's wastewater sys tem, reported FRWA, has 229 manholes and 216 were lo cated. These include 29 in pooror very poor condition, 95 inaverage condition, 69 in goodcondition, 23 unknown/inac cessible (behind a locked gatefor example) condition, and 13that were not located. Six verypoor and 11 poor conditionmanholes (17 total) need im mediate repair/rehabilitation.About 30 manholes werefound to be potential sourcesof storm water inflow due totheir locations. The estimatedcost for each inflow shield is$150. The structural rehabilitation of the 17 manholes (based onaverage 8-foot depth and 4-foot diameter) is $1,600 to$4,000 each. Some 103 of theaverage and good manholesshowed signs of significantcorrosion in the upper section(chimney), and 22 of theseshowed severe corrosion of thelid and area around the lid. The estimated cost of repair ing these 22 manholes is$3,000 to $5,000 and shouldbe done within the next 11years. The wastewater system has four lift stations, rated in goodto poor condition. The Pine Ave. lift station's wetand dry wells were in poorcondition and need rehab/cleaning/coating. The wet welllining is chipped/missing inplaces, piping has severe cor rosion in wet and dry well, andmoderate grease in the wetwell. One pump is out of serv ice and needs to be replacedASAP. The Dixiana lift station dry well is in poor condition andneeds to be cleaned andcoated, and the valve box pip ing is showing severe corro sion. Both pumps installed in2016 are in good condition.The wet walls are in fair con dition, but there is severe hy drogen sulfide gas corrosionon the pipes and mild-moder ate grease buildup. The Myrick Ave. lift station wet well showed signs of cor rosion and needs to be cleanedand assessed for coating. Se vere corrosion on wet pipingwas observed. The valve box was in fair condition. In summary Pine, Dixiana and Myrick Ave. lift stationwet wells should be thor oughly cleaned annually at aminimum, more frequently ifneeded. Grease, sand, debrisand floatables build up and canlead to excessive impellerwear and potential pump fail ure. The dry wells should beexamined at the same time tocheck for flooding and pipingcondition. The estimated costis $500 for each lift station or$2,000 annually for the fourstations. The three lift stations all showed a considerable amountof rust on the piping andvalves in the wet well. Thevalves are being replacedusing a CDBG loan. Lift sta tion replacement should beginin 2020 beginning with theworst one done first. The esti mated cost is $5,000 each, atotal of $15,000. The city has accepted four loans for wastewater treatmentplant upgrades totaling$1,950,493, for construction,effluent line and headworks,reported FRWA. The wastewater treatment facility will cost $4,726,343,helped by a grant of$3,487,600. Engineering willcost $328,000, aided by a grantof $262,400. The effluent linewill cost $1,029,000, aided bya grant of $771,750. Engineer ing is $82,000, aided by agrant of $61,500. Headworkswill cost $845,500, aided by agrant of $502,100. Engineer ing is $25,000. FRWA reported total waste water treatment construction,effluent line, headworks andengineering costs of$7,035,843 with total grants of$5,085,350, leaving a loanamount to the city of$1,950,493. The current wastewater treatment system was built in1970. PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY This new house is being built just south of the city cemetery on Freeman Ave. byTop Notch Construction Company. These duplex apartment buildings are among five (10 apartments) being built atChurch Ave. and Jones St. by owner Howard Bolin. Two other duplexes are beingbuilt elsewhere in the city by another owner. • It was beloved American humorist Will Rogers who madethe following sage observation:"Everything is funny as long asit's happening to somebodyelse." • If you have spent a great deal of time in the Scottish high lands, you might be familiarwith the term "sgiomlaireachd."Evidently, the habit of droppingin at mealtimes is commonenough there to require a wordto describe it. • How would you like to brush your teeth with salt, chalkor ground brick? The first toothpowders used with toothbrusheswere made of just such materi als. • Ever wonder why maga zine publisher Hugh Hefnerchose a rabbit as the symbol ofhis Playboy magazine? Evi dently, when the mogul was asmall boy, one of his treasuredpossessions was a blanket withbunnies all over it. • Those who study such things say that Italians drink, onaverage, 26 gallons of wine every year. • The English word "veg etable" comes from the Latinword "vegetare," which means"to invigorate." *** Thought for the Day: "I di vide my officers into fourgroups. There are clever, dili gent, stupid and lazy officers.Usually two characteristics arecombined. Some are clever anddiligent — their place is theGeneral Staff. The next lot arestupid and lazy — they make up90 percent of every army andare suited to routine duties. Any one who is both clever and lazyis qualified for the highest lead ership duties, because he pos sesses the intellectual clarity andthe composure necessary fordifficult decisions. One must be ware of anyone who is stupidand diligent -he must not beentrusted with any responsibilitybecause he will always causeonly mischief." —Kurt Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver Notices NEED HELP TO QUIT? CALL THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE 1 (800) 662 4357


B10 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 9:6c By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee’s cross country squad showed “significantprogress” as they traveled toLake Region High School onSaturday (Sept. 1) to competeagainst 35 schools at theGeorge Whitmire Classic. “The girl’s team made some significant progress since lastweek, with Adrianna Mier fin ishing 18th for a medal andsister Tatiana just missing medals at 21st,” said headcoach Rob Beatty. “Bothlooked much improved overlast week, as did others.” The Lady Wildcat squad fin ished seventh overall with sev eral impressive performances. “Katie Brandeberry was probably the biggest mover,and newcomer Jesalin Areollapleasantly surprised us in herfirst CC race. We had to holdout Ingrid Mendoza with an in jury. Kareli finished solidly,” Beatty said. Hardee’s boy’s continued to struggle to find their footingthis week. “Zack Durastanti was off his game this week, and the boyswho ran varsity last week kindof held steady,” Beatty said. The squad was also ham pered with the sidelining oftwo players due to expired pa perwork. “With two varsity boys held out due to letting their paper work lapse, I moved up two JVrunners, and those two —Devin Rimesand and MikeTrevino — ran big PR’s.Hopefully we’ll have our pa perwork issues worked out andbe at full strength next Satur day.” Individual Results: Girl’s Varsity: 18th, Adri anna Mier, 22:07.60; 21st, Ta tiana Mier, 22:33.20; 47th,Kaitlynn Brandeberry,25:10.50; 77th, Laura Ramos,27:12.00; 88th, Kareli Plata,28:01.30; 103rd, JessalinArreola, 29:18.80; 128th,Daniella Villalva, 32:58.90;and 133rd, Acheline Del homme, 35:43.60. Boy’s Varsity: 47th, Zack Durastanti, 19:36.30; 131st,Noah Torres, 23:15.10; 139th,Scott Meeks, 23:35.30; 147th,Dalton Kiella, 23:48.20;185th, Devan Rimes,31:30.40; and 187th, MikeTrevino, 33:25.40. Boy’s Team: 22nd, Hardee, 591. Girl’s Team: 7th, Hardee, 210. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY Wildcats Attend Regional Meet With several starters sidelined, the Wildcats struggledto find their footing on Saturday. COURTESY PHOTOS Adrianna Mier finished 18th for a medal and sister Ta tiana Mier just missed a medal as she finished 21st asthey led the effort for the Lady Wildcats. Zack Durastanti was theleader for the Wildcats. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Lightning stayed away long enough for the Hardee SeniorHigh School swim team to sur vive a four-way meet at RowdyGaines Pool in Winter Havenlast Saturday. “We had lots of rain,” said head coach Tracy Pate. Luckily, as a competition that involves lots of water, the Wild cats were prepared to get wet. The Lady Wildcats turned in a solid performance as theyglided to a second place finishafter being outswam by thehosting Winter Haven HighSchool squad. The ladies had one first place finish — in the 100 yard back stroke — with a time of1:17.71. Hardee’s boys finished third overall after Sebring edged pastthe squad to take second. The squad earned three first place finishes: the 200 yard in termural, the 50 yard freestyle,and the 200 yard freestyle. “We had a great meet,” Pate said. The hosting school did not provide the team or The Her ald-Advocate with detailedevent results. Official results –with the exception of the divingcompetition – did not includeplayer names and only listedschool, result, and time byevent. Individual Results Girls: Girl’s Medley Relay: 3rd, Hardee, 2:14.09; and 4th,Hardee, 2:38.57. Girl’s 200Y Freestyle: 2nd, Hardee, 2:35.43; and 3rd,Hardee, 2:41.14. Girl’s 200Y IM: 4th, Hardee, 2:55.17; and 5th, Hardee,3:03.76. Girl’s 50Y Freestyle: 2nd, Hardee, 28.04; and 3rd,Hardee, 28.31. Girl’s Diving: 5th, Rachel Garland, 115.35. Girl’s 100Y Fly: 4th, Hardee, 1:22.67; and 7th, Hardee,2:01.53. Girl’s 100Y Free: 3rd, Hardee, 1:04.67; and 5th,Hardee, 1:06.87. Girl’s 500Y Free: 3rd, Hardee, 7:03.95; 4th, Hardee,7:31.40. Girl’s 200Y Freestyle Relay: 3rd, Hardee, 2:07.20; and 4th,Hardee, 2:14.81. Girl’s 100Y Backstroke: 1st, Hardee, 1:17.71; and 6th,Hardee, 1:37.66. Girl’s 100Y Breaststroke: 3rd, Hardee, 1:31.20; and 5th,Hardee, 1:36.07. Girl’s 400Y Freestyle Relay: 2nd, Hardee, 4:26.27; and 3rd,Hardee, 4:50.37. Girl’s Team Scores: 1st, Win ter Haven, 347; 2nd, Hardee,273; 3rd, Sebring, 202; and 4th,AHS, 78. Boy’s Medley Relay: 4th, Hardee, 2:03.93; and 5th,Hardee, 2:28.59. Boy’s 200Y Freestyle: 1st, Hardee, 2:15.94; and 4th,Hardee, 2:26.59. Boy’s 200Y IM: 1st, Hardee, 2:54.31; and 4th, Hardee,2:44.40. Boy’s 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Hardee, 24.69; and 2nd,Hardee, 25.10. Boy’s Diving: 5th, Gage Ca macho, 78.10. Boy’s 100Y Fly: 6th, Hardee, 1:18.07; and 7th, 2:28.52. Boy’s 100Y Freestyle: 3rd, Hardee, 58.33; and 6th, Hardee,1:06.10. Boy’s 500Y Freestyle: 3rd, Hardee, 6:35.77; and 4th,Hardee, 6:36.75. Boy’s 200Y Freestyle Relay: 4th, Hardee, 1:59.43; 6th,Hardee, 1:14.01; and 7th,Hardee, 2:20.31. Boy’s 100Y Backstroke: 4th, Hardee, 1:26.13; and 7th,Hardee, 2:20.31. Boy’s 100Y Breaststroke: 5th, Hardee, 1:19.26; and 7th,Hardee, 1:40.87. Boy’s 400Y Freestyle Relay: 2nd, Hardee, 3:57.89; and 6th,Hardee, 5:18.12. Boy’s Team Results: 1st, Winter Haven, 319; 2nd, Se bring, 274; 3rd, Hardee, 245;and 4th, AHS, 64. EDITOR’S NOTE: Winter Haven High School did notprovide Hardee’s swim teamnor The Herald-Advocate withcomplete results. Meet results,listed by event, included onlyschool name, placement, andtimes. VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING ‘Cats Survive Rain-soaked Meet COURTESY PHOTOS Hardee’s swim team got wet in – and out – of the poolduring their trip last week to Winter Haven as steadyrains drenched the area. Luckily lightning stayed awaylong enough for swimmers to complete the meet. Members of the Lady Wildcat swim team pose for a pic ture during a trip to Winter Haven for a four-way meetlast week. The squad finished second overall. Hardee’sboys finished third. Players of the Week Sebring #6 Dylan Davis Offense #2 Sam Louis Defense #17 Leo Duarte Special Teams #54 Bo Villarreal Lineman #13 Myron Refoure Wildcat


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B12 The Herald-Advocate, September 6, 2018 Reality Ranch Hosts Summer Open Rodeos PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG Ty Harris shows off his ranch bronc-riding skills at theReality Ranch open rodeos this summer. Jesse Johnson gave ranch bronc-riding a try at theopen rodeos sponsored by Reality Ranch and his fa ther, Pastor Randy Johnson. Cayden Newsome competed in youth breakaway rop ing — which he won in July — tie-down roping andteam roping. He is shown here in the tie-down calf rop ing event. Pat Carlton in the classic dismount position during thetie-down calf roping event at the August open rodeo. Charles W. "Trae" Adams III throws his rope to catchthe calf in the tie-down roping event. Jobe Johns dismounts during the tie-down calf ropingevent in August. He won this event in the July open rodeo. Team ropers Luke Cantu, the header (on the right), andJobe Johns, the heeler. Heeler Justin Peebles comes in to close the deal. Thehead catch had already been made by his team-roping partner, Luke Cantu. Tanner Congleton, who has recently returned to bull riding, during the August open rodeo. Older brother Tyler Congleton had a bull in the Augustopen rodeo that was a "spinner." He won the OpenBulls event that month with a score of 69. Parker Carlton competed in the ranch bronc riding event during the summer rodeos. Corey Fussell has a rank bronc during this ride in theJuly open rodeo. He also competed in the tie-down roping event. Sid Crews rides one of the paint broncs provided byFive Star Rodeo at the summer rodeos held at RealityRanch in Zolfo Springs.