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Herald-AdvocateHARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE 118th Year No. 45 2 Sections www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com93Plus 7 Sales Tax Drugs Deal Out Prison Time A2Wildcats Squeeze Lemon BayB1 LEADER OF THE PACKPHOTO BY NOEY DESANTIAGOHe may have been tiny in stature, but Brody Newman was big in spirit as he led the varsity Wildcats onto the football field at Wildcat Stadium last Friday night to take on the visiting Lemon Bay Manta Rays. The tiny Wildcat, sporting an oversized jersey and helmet, ran onto the gridiron to great fanfare. The memorable moment was one of many items and opportunities auctioned off recently as a fundraiser for the Hardee County Education Foundation. Parents Jessica and Shannon Newman placed the winning bid. WEATHERDATE HIGH LOW RAIN 09/25 92 73 0.00 09/26 95 74 0.27 09/27 94 72 0.06 09/28 93 72 0.16 09/29 93 73 0.00 09/30 92 73 0.00 10/01 90 72 0.00Rainfall to 10/01/2018 45.17 Same period last year 47.25 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEXClassifieds . . . . . .B2 Courthouse Report . .A4 Crime Blotter . . . . .B5 Hardee Living . . . .A12 Information Roundup .A2 Obituaries . . . . . .A5 Puzzles . . . . . . .B13 Save The Date . . . . .A2 School Lunch Menus . .A3 Wildcat Scratches . . .A14 Parade Marches In Homecoming Fun Alumnus Launches Effort To Renew Historic School Feds Jail Suspect In Fatal Accident By JENNIFER M cCONKEY Herald-Advocate Intern Hardee County has been showing plenty of orange-andblue pride heading into Home coming weekend. The Hardee Family YMCA had its Color Run 5K this past Saturday, with orange and blue color powders. And during this week, Main Street Wauchula is holding a Homecoming Window Dis play competition for busi nesses. The judges, including some varsity cheerleaders, voted for their winner yesterday, but the peoples choice is still open to votes until tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. Just visit Main Street Wauchulas Facebook page and click the survey link to vote for your favorite display. The winners of the peoples choice and judges choice will be announced at the football game. Students at Hardee High School are getting into the Homecoming spirit, too, through Spirit Week themes, says Brandie Guest, Student Council sponsor and language arts teacher. So far, theyve had Major Character Monday, when they could dress up like major char acters in musicals; Toon Up Tuesday, for cartoon charac ters; and College Wednesday. Today is Throwback Thursday at the senior high, where each class has a different decade to represent. And tomorrow will be Our Float Is Fire Friday, as stu dents work to put on a show with the Homecoming Parade. Downtown Parade The parade, which is follow ing a Cats on Broadway theme, will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. There will be at least 50 en tries in the parade, including the Hardee High School and Hardee Junior High bands and nine floats. According to Guest, Floats will reflect many Broadway musicals. The parade will start behind the old junior high school and follow Main Street east to U.S. 17. It will go south on U.S. 17 for a block, then turn west and follow Orange Street back to Florida Avenue, where it will end on school property. If the parade gets rained-out, it will be postponed to Satur day at 2 p.m. and will follow Seventh Avenue from Main Street to Orange Street instead of U.S. 17. Guest says groups partici pating in the parade include Homecoming Court candi dates, the elementary schools, high school clubs, Hardee County Fair royalty, youth football, the fire department, local law enforcement, several businesses and local political and judicial candidates. Its not too late to get in on the action, but youd better hurry. You need to contact See HOMECOMING A3 Montes-Laredo By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate The driver accused of strik ing and killing a pregnant mother walking her children to the bus stop is now in federal custody. Jose Manuel Montes-Laredo, 31, of Wauchula, was sched uled for arraignment Tuesday morning before Circuit Court Judge Marcus Ezelle. His absence, however, brought the proceeding to a halt. A couple of weeks ago immigrations officials picked him up in Fort Myers, said Hannah Potter, assistant state attorney. Montes-Laredo stands ac cused of driving without a li cense causing a death and careless driving causing a death both felonies in connection See SUSPECT A2 FACEBOOK IMAGEA Facebook page has been created to gauge and gain support for renovating the historic high school building in downtown Wauchula into school district offices. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateKathy Clark is a woman on a mission. The Hardee Senior High School alumnus is spearhead ing a grassroots effort to solicit support for revitalizing the schools historic and largely vacant onetime home in the heart of Wauchula. This comes from the heart, Clark said. Its to do some thing. The community would like to see that. The fate of the former home of Hardee Senior High and, later, Hardee Junior High has become a topic of conversation in recent weeks as The School Board of Hardee County considers consolidating its district administration offices under a single roof. One option which still has no official price tag is a pos sible land swap with the Hardee County Industrial De velopment Authority that would trade the CareSync com plex for the school districts current complex of offices. Clark hopes school officials will look in their own backyard in their search for a new home. There has been talks about revitalizing the old building in the past, Clark said. People have drug their feet on it. School officials last toyed with the idea of retrofitting the historic school complex in 2014. District staff presented the School Board with a $2.5 million plan to bring the build ing up to code and create us able office space on both the first and second floors. Instead, the then-members of the School Board opted to sta bilize the building with the re placement of the roof, sealing of windows, and treatment for termites. A funding request to reno vate the complex made to the Florida Legislature during the 2015-16 session was denied. Revitalization efforts fell by the wayside as funding oppor tunities failed and estimated costs continued to mount. Clark, though, believes the building is worth an invest ment. I know there is asbestos in there, I know there is lead in there, but it can be restored, Clark said. The Hardee County commu nity seems to agree. Clarks grassroots effort took to social media on Monday morning with the launch of the Revitalize Our Old Hardee High School page on Face book. By press time on Tuesday af ternoon, the page had received 233 likes. An initial post en couraging interested alumni to attend the School Boards meeting on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. re ceived 21 comments and 13 shares. I was born and raised here. I went to high school here. I was a cheerleader here. I was in the Honor Society. I have emo tional ties there and a lot of people have emotional ties there, Clark said.

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A2 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 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 Ads@TheHeraldAdvocate.com Publisher@TheHeraldAdvocate.com Sports@TheHeraldAdvocate.com 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. CorrectionsOCTOBER 3 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/10 am 4 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 4 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 4 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/3:30 pm 5 Homecoming Parade/ Downtown Wauchula/2:30 pm 5 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/ 3:30 pm 8 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/ 3:30 pm 9 One-Shot RPG/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/ 3:30 pm 10 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 10 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/ 3:30 pm 11 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 11 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 11 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/3:30 pm 12 Medicare Enrollment Education/Hardee Help Center/10 am 12 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 15 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 15 Open Mic Night/ Heritage Park/6 pm 16 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 16 One-Shot RPG/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 17 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 17 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 18 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 18 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 18 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 3:30 pm 19 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 20 Cosplay Party & Fundraiser/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 22 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 23 One-Shot RPG/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 24 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 24 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 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. SAVETHEDATE Kellys ColumnBy JimThomas Trevino on Monday closed on buying the old Methodist Church property and parsonage in Bowling Green for $325,000.It will be used for a day care school of over 100 stu dents. Future additional uses could be rental of the church building to another congregation and a private school. There is also some good property for development. He did not buy the church's por tion of the cemetery. The building will need a new $100,000 roof and some inside repairs of water damage. There have been some fine fall decorating for Homecoming and Halloween in the city of Wauchula, including a "Keep Out" sign (not to be believed literally) on the front door of The Madi son Salon and Spa. During the recent high water levels in Peace River in Hardee County there have been some reports of snook and small tarpon being caught by fishermen. Congratulations again to the Hardee Wildcat football varsity for a 21-0 win at home over Englewood Lemon Bay, pushing our record to 5-0 with four shutouts. Hardee will host winless Bartow this Friday. The Yellow Jackets traditionally had a strong football pro gram but have not been a powerhouse in the last few years. Giovanni's is a fine Italian restaurant in Wauchula, with a wood-fired brick oven for pizzas. They have been in business for 10 years. The City of Wauchula owns the building, and Giovanni's pays $1,200 monthly rent to the city plus a sizeable electric/utility bill. Regular unleaded gasoline price in Wauchula on Tuesday was $2.719 a gallon. Jessica Newman, executive director of the Wauchula CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency), spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday at the Java Cafe. Bids will be pre sented to the Wauchula City Council on Monday night to im prove Crews Park at Peace River east of Wauchula. The five-acre park was donated to the city years ago by the families of Bill Crews and Guy Polk. The bid will include boat ramp repair, a fishing pier, park ing, dredge and fill, and a small lake. Jessica also said the city owns the 155-acre Peace River Park across the highway, and there are future plans to develop that park more. The idea is to join the two parks together to increase use of the river and the area. Peace River Park already has primitive camping and hiking trails. This is an opinion, but I do not think the School Board should acquire the old PRECo/Caresync building at U.S. 17 North to move its offices there. That lot and building should be for commercial/retail use, not governmental offices for the school system. Rev. Dave Harper, pastor of the Methodist Church in Zolfo Springs, loves to fish in fresh water and salt water with light tackle. He has been having some good luck catching shellcrackers recently in a lake near Avon Park. Hardee County is still waiting for fall weather to arrive. Re cent highs have been about 90 degrees. If Judge Brett Kavanaugh is not approved for the U.S. Supreme Court, I would like to see Florida Supreme Court Jus tice Charles Canady nominated to the nation's highest court. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for having a much improved season over last year, yet their home attendance de clined from 2017. Have the owners considered lowering ticket and concession prices? Congratulations to Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley for receiving another perfect score on his annual performance from the City Council. Roundup Surplus Food Given To NeedyU.S. Department of Agri culture surplus food will be distributed to the needy in the community this Satur day at New Jerusalem Church of God, 1514 Lin coln St., Wauchula. Food will be given out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with questions should call 781-0982.Pesticide Class For EmployersA training session cover ing the worker protection standards (WPS) informa tion required for training employees as pesticide handlers or workers will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hardee County Extension Service Office, 507 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, on Oct. 22. If you were trained under the WPS rule prior to 2017, you need to be trained under the new rule before conducting either handler or qorker training sessions. To attend this class for a WPS training certificate or four continuing education units, call the Extension Office at 773-2164 to register before Oct. 18. Registration is $10 per person.Free Class Teaches CAD & 3-D PrintingSouth Florida State College is offering a nine-hour class on using computer-aided design and 3-D printing to create cus tom products and its free. Introduction to CAD and 3D Printing will meet on Oct. 8, 10 and 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center for Ad vanced Technology on the Highlands Campus. The class will show how you can use Autodesk Inventor to create basic 3-D models, convert those models to 3-D printer files using MakerBot Print software, and combine models to form assemblies. Register for the class by calling (863) 784-7238. Space is limited to 24 participants. SFSC also offers training programs in engineering technology, mechatronics, automa tion, computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinist/ fabricator, lean manufacturing and pneumatics, hydraulics, and motors for manufacturing. To learn more, call 7847401 or visit southflorida. edu/mechatronics. with a Sept. 10 wreck. Josefina Pablo Aguirre, 26, was escorting her children to a school bus stop roughly 100 yards from their home on Old Bradenton Road when the ac cident occurred around 6:45 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Aguirre, who was pregnant, was critically injured. Her unborn child, just a month away from birth, did not survive. The mothers son and daughter both riding bicy cles were also struck by the 2001 Kia Spectra allegedly driven by Montes-Laredo. Joel Diaz Pablo, 6, was crit ically injured and has since been released from Tampa General Hospital. Anay Diaz Pablo, 8, escaped serious injury. Montes-Laredo was arrested the morning of the accident and charged in connection to the death of the unborn infant. Aguirre died Sept. 20 at Tampa General Hospital. The District 10 State Attor neys Office in Bartow has yet to charge Montes-Laredo in Aguirres death. Kaitlyn Pearson, communi cations director for the SAO, said on Tuesday morning that prosecutors are in the process of filing additional charges. Our Hardee office made a filing decision yesterday, as they received all of the final paperwork from FHP on Fri day, Pearson noted in an email to The Herald-Advo cate. Judge Ezelle, after review ing case documents, said the defendant was detained by immigration either on Sept. 11 or Sept. 12 in Fort Myers. Montes-Laredo was re leased from the Hardee County Jail hours before his immigration arrest in south Florida after County Judge Jeff McKibben set bond at $50,000 during a first appear ance hearing on Sept. 11. A native of Mexico, Montes-Laredo is being held in Immigration & Customs Enforcements Krome North center in Broward County. The case was continued to a hearing in the courtroom at the Hardee County Jail for an up date on possible extradition back to Hardee County. It was my understanding that he would be transported from Miami and we would need to coordinate, Potter said. When the Interstate Highway Act was passed, most Americans thought it was a good idea. But when construction started and people, especially in urban areas, were displaced and commu nities cut in half,some started to revolt. By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-AdvocateA woman careful enough not to sell drugs within 1,000 feet of a church or school was not careful enough not to get caught. Connie Marie Minor wont have to worry about getting too close to any of those structures any time soon. Shell be behind prison bars. Minor, 38, of 5017 Willow Ave., Bowling Green, has been sentenced to five years in Florida State Prison for a total of eight criminal offenses. She appeared in Hardee Cir cuit Court in two cases: a 2017 arrest for sale of methamphetamine, possession of meth with intent to sell, use of a two-way communications de vice in the commission of a felony, use of a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics equipment; and a 2016 arrest for possession of meth, posses sion of narcotics equipment and petit theft. Though entering a no contest plea, Circuit Judge Mar cus J. Ezelle adjudicated Minor guilty on all counts. He then imposed a prison term of five years, allowing Minor credit for the 292 days she already has served in the Hardee County Jail since her arrest. Further, he assessed $1,500 in fines, fees and court costs. Minors most serious con viction stemmed from a December 2016 drug deal with a person working as a confidential informant for the Hardee County Drug Task Force, ac cording to a report filed by sheriffs Dep. Michael Lake. In that arrangement, the informant placed a monitored phone call to Minor, who agreed to supply methamphetamine and to meet at her home. Once there, the informant watched as Minor weighed a crystalline substance in her bedroom, the report stated. From there, the two left the residence and drove around, with Minor saying she did not want to be within 1,000 feet of anything when handing over the narcotics. That cau tion comes from the fact that dealing close to schools and churches, and a few other such institutions, carries a higher penalty if caught and con victed. The report noted that Minor gave the informant the drugs, but never took the $175 pro vided to the informant to make the purchase. Still, Lake noted, she deliv ered the illicit narcotic, com mitting a crime. The meth, he added, weighed in at a total of 3.9 grams.Narcotics Dealer Gets 5-Year Prison Term SUSPECT Continued From A1 Dear Editor: Your True Story writer re members another time while in my room in Allen Spivey Hall at Florida Southern College. I was studying and my room mate wasn't with me. I don't remember where she was, but I was enjoying the nice fresh air that was free of all that smoke which was in the air when she was there. I was hard at work studying and making notes, when all of a sudden I heard the most ungodly scream. It almost scared the "peewee" out of me. I for got about my studying, rushed to the door, and opened it as wide as I could. That "gosh-awful" scream was coming from one of my friend's room which was about four doors down the hall. I ran down the hall following the sound of that scream. My friend's door was wide open. She was lying on top of her chest of drawers. My words to her were "Bessie, what in the world is wrong? Why are you on top of your chest of drawers?" She said, "There's a rat in here, and I'm scared of rats!" I told her to be quiet and I would take care of the situation. So, down the hall I went to our bathroom where brooms, mops, trash barrels, etc. were stored. I picked up a broom and went back to Bessie who was still on the chest-of-draw ers. I closed the door, found the "disturber" and killed the rat. "OK, Bessie, come down off the chest-of-drawers." She said, "Are you sure he's dead?" I picked it up by the tail and showed it to her. She thanked me, and I went off to the bath room to throw the rat in the trash. I was detained by an other friend who asked, "What are you going to do with it?" I said, "I'm going to put it in the trash where it should go." That girl said, "No, let me have it." My response was, "What do you want it for?" In her most beguiling, mischievous voice she said, "My roommate has a date tonight and won't be back until late. I'm going to place this mouse in the middle of her bed." That night I heard the most terrible scream I had ever heard! It really woke up the dorm, including the housekeeper. I stayed out of it. My roommate and I pretended we didn't know anything about it. You all sleep-tight tonight. Nighty-night! The Mischievous True Writer, Roxie BentleyLetter To The Editor Roxie Bentley Remembers A Rat In The Dorm Room Dont Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM

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Guest at bguest@hardee.k12. fl.us to sign up by 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday) to be in theparade. There’s a $15 fee toenter. Winners for the best floats will be announced at the foot ball game. The classes arebusiness, senior high schoolclubs and elementary schools. Once the parade is over, take some time to check outthe downtown businesses’Homecoming displays beforeheading over for the big game. Wildcats Vs. Yellow Jackets Make sure you’re in your seats by 7:30 p.m. so you don’tmiss any action. In addition to the game against the Bartow HighSchool Yellow Jackets, theHomecoming Court winnerswill be crowned at a ceremonyduring halftime. The candidates are:For Queen, Mercedes DeLeon, Viviana Flores,Amber McCall, Maria Pala cios and Nadae’zya Perry. For King, Joe Anthony Byers, Isaiah Torres and MikeTrevino. For Junior Sweetheart, Han nah Ford, Maria Gutierrez andTatiana Mier. For Sophomore Sweetheart, Katelynn Bolin, Desirae Cabr era and Joe Harned. And for Freshman Sweet heart, Treasure Camel, Adri anna Mier, Ariana Olmos andBriana Weatherford. Guest says there will be a 10-year reunion tailgate partyfor the Class of 2008 at thefootball game as well. If you need to give visitors directions to the football field,it’s at 300 S. Florida Ave. inWauchula. The festivities don’t end Friday night for high schoolstudents. The Masquerade The Homecoming Dance is Saturday from 8 to 11:30 p.m.The theme this year is thePhantom’s Masquerade. Guest says Drug Free Hardee will provide refresh ments for the dance, whichwill be in the high school gym nasium. Tickets for the dance are $20 and can be purchasedfrom the school’s front officeor at the dance. “Each student buying a ticket must turn in a StayClassy dress code form signedby their parent,” Guest says. With all the festivities going on, there’s plenty of opportu nity for everyone to show theirWildcat pride this week. October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO Hoping to take the crown as Homecoming Queen are candidates (from left) Mercedes DeLeon, Nadae’zya Perry,Amber McCall, Maria Palacios and Viviana Flores. Candidates for Homecoming King are (from left) Mike Trevino, Isaiah Torres andJoe Anthony Byers. Junior Class Sweetheart candidates are (from left) Maria Gutierrez, Hannah Fordand Tatiana Mier. Sophomore Class Sweetheart contestants are (from left) Desirae Cabrera, JoeHarned and Katelynn Bolin. Freshman Class Sweetheart hopefuls are (from left) Ariana Olmos, Briana Weath erford, Treasure Camel and Adrianna Mier. HOMECOMING Continued From A1 PHOTOS BY JENNIFER MCCONKEY Lisa’s Hair & Nail Salon is showing Wildcat pride by decorating for the game againstBartow High School tomorrow (Friday) night. For more pictures see A6. MONDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, Wildcat scone,french toast sticks, fruit andmilk Lunch: hot dog (k-12), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pin wheel (k-12), cheeseburger (6-12), pan pizza (6-12) bakedbeans (k-12), cucumbers, gar den salad (6-12), fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, eggs w/cheese &bacon on flat bread, pancakeballs, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: cheese pizza (k-12), PB&J (k-12), turkey sub (k-12),chicken sandwich (6-12), spicychicken sandwich (6-12), car rots (k-12), mashed potatoes(k-12), garden salad (6-12),fruit and milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, omelet, bananabread, fruit and milk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), PB&J (k-12), beef/beanburrito (k-12), Swan’s frenchbread pizza, broccoli, greenbeans, garden salad (6-12),fruit and milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, donut holes, chickenbiscuit, fruit and milk Lunch: pasta (k-12), PB&J (k-12), stuff crust pizza (k-5),Big Daddy pizza (6-12),chicken nuggets (6-12), buf falo chicken chunks (6-12),celery, garden salad (k-12),corn, fruit and milk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, pumpkin bread,fruits and milk Lunch: chicken sandwich (k-12), PB&J (k-12), chicken &cheese taquito (k-12), calzonecheese (6-12), french fries (k-12), cole slaw (k-12), fruit andmilk School Menu 1. MOVIES: Who di rected the movie "La DolceVita"? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the famous Olduvai Gorgelocated? 3. MYTHOLOGY: Tyr was a Norse god of what? 4. MUSIC: What pop group sang "Love Shack"? 5. PRESIDENTS: How old was Theodore Rooseveltwhen he was inaugurated? 6. SCIENCE: In what century was Isaac Newtonborn? ANSWERS 1. Fededrico Fellini2. Tanzania3. War4. The B-52s5. 426. 17th century (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez

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A4 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGPLANNING AND ZONING MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 5:30 PMPlease take notice that the City of Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Wauchula Commission Chambers at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida to hear the following item: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-09 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE UPDATE OF THE ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT AND 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA 2030 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS AMENDMENT 2018-01-CIE; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF THIS ORDI NANCE TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The hearing shall be held at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, FL 33873. At the meeting, interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. The hearing may be continued by the Planning and Zoning Board under appropriate circumstances. 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 Board or Commission 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 ac commodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Clerks Office at least 48 hours before the hearing by contacting (863) 773-3535. 10:4cFLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTSThe Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, a public body corporate and politic (the "Agency"), hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sec tions 163.08(2), (3) and (4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of every county in Florida, or any of the municipalities therein, subscribing to or served by the Agency's statewide provision of funding and financing to construct or pay for energy conservation and efficiency improvements, renewable energy improvements and wind resistance im provements in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively, the "Qualifying Improvements"). By law and resolution of the Agency, a property owner may apply to the Agency for funding and financing of a Qualifying Improvement. The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and are only imposed by the Agency with the prior written consent authorized by or on behalf of affected property owners who determine to obtain financing for Qualifying Improvements from the Agency. The Agency is authorized by law to fund and finance Qualifying Improvements and is required to annually collect repayment by non-ad valorem assessments. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, at the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Conference Room, 2570 W International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy which is the entirety of the State of Florida. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are on file at the office of Counterpointe Energy Solutions (FL) LLC, Third Party Administrator for the Florida PACE Funding Agency, 2600 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 163, Maitland, Florida 32751, email: gov@counterpointees.com All interested persons are invited to present oral comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments to the Board at the above address. Written comments should be received by the Agency on or before October 29, 2018. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hear ing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to partici pate in such public hearing should contact the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization at (386) 226-0422 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. By Order of the Board of Directors of Florida PACE Funding Agency on August 14, 2018 9:20-10:11cPUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRICT FACILITIES WORK PROGRAMThe Hardee County School Board will soon consider a District Facilities Work Program covering fiscal years 2018-19 through 2022-23. A public hearing to make a decision on the Work Program will be held on Thursday, October 11, at 5:05 P.M., in the School Board meeting room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. The District Facilities Work Program is available for review at the Hardee County School Board administrative offices at 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida and at www.hardee.k12.fl.us at Hardee County Schools Financial Transparency. 10:4c Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Of fice: Kaylee Grace Brummett, 26, of Wauchula, and Grayson Andrew Lambert, 26, of Wauchula. Bethany Lorine Albritton, 25, of Wauchula, and Dustin Dewayne Rimes, 37, of Wauchula. Kelly Kay Raymond, 23, of Riverview, and Kalob Michael Rickett, 24, of Wauchula. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Wauchula State Bank vs. Elizabeth Victoria Saunders, final judgment for $4,122.37. Discover Bank vs. Wang Lor, default final judgment for $9,247.28. Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. John T. Reynolds, final judg ment for $4,926.50. Auto Finance vs. Carl A. Scheipsmeier and Andrew R. Hernandez, default final judgment for $8,882.62. Rigoberto Figueroa Contr eras vs. Emilio Cruz Rivera, final default judgment for $10,350. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of last week in County Court: Mary Ann Ramirez, viola tion of probation, original charge possession/use of nar cotics equipment, 31 days jail, credit time served, probation revoked, $75 fines, costs and fees. Hector Rodriguez, violation of domestic violence injunc tion, not prosecuted. Sydney Lynn York, possession of marijuana, not prose cuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, 12 months probation, 25 hours community work, $490 fines, costs and fees. Jessica Marie Burnham, possession of marijuana, not prosecuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, adjudica tion withheld, $540 fines, costs and fees. Levon Reynolds Holloway, possession of marijuana, not prosecuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, adjudica tion withheld, $465 fines, costs and fees. Steven Michael Grilo, possession of marijuana, not pros ecuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, adjudica tion withheld, $415 fines, costs and fees. Diamond Mashawn Glaze, possession of marijuana, not prosecuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, adjudica tion withheld, $415 fines, costs and fees. Jason Anthony Bugeresta, possession of marijuana and possession/use of narcotics equipment, capias issued. Nathaniel Hunter Albritton, DUI, license suspended six months, 50 hours community work, $1,053 fines, costs and fees; possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age, not prosecuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, adju dication withheld, 12 months probation concurrent with above case, 25 hours community work, $465 fines, costs and fees. Erin Serena Ybarra, possession of marijuana, not prose cuted; possession/use of narcotics equipment, adjudica tion withheld, $465 fines, costs and fees. Robert Lawrence Koff, battery, not prosecuted; posses sion/use of narcotics equipment, possession of mar ijuana and resisting arrest without violence, 60 days jail to be served on weekends, credit time served, 12 months probation, one year license suspended, $640 fines, costs and fees, $30 restitution. Carlos Mitchel Llanos-Gar cia, violation of probation, original charges no valid dri vers license and driving with suspended license (habitual of fender), 180 days jail, credit time served, probation re voked, $150 fines, costs and fees; Juan Eliasin Rodriquez, DUI, 21 days jail, credit time served, 12 months probation, license suspended six months, 50 hours community work, DUI school, $1,103 fines, costs and fees. Mark Allen Lumley, viola tion of probation, original charges possession of mari juana and possession/use of narcotics equipment, 120 days jail, credit time served, probation revoked, $125 fines, costs and fees. Maria Esperanza Villegas, trespassing in a structure/conveyance, 27 days jail, credit time served, $500 fines, costs and fees. Richard Craig Zelie, DUI, 90 days jail, credit time served, 12 months probation, license suspended 10 years, 60 hours community work, $2,703 fines, costs and fees. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the Circuit Court: Jose F. Gonzalez and Elsa V. Gonzalez, petition for di vorce. Chassyte N. Kelley vs. Johnny Harold Hunt Jr., peti tion for child support. Florida Department of Rev enue and Elizabeth Danielle Deleon vs. Thaddeus Durant Phillips Jr., petition to estab lish administrative child sup port order. FDOR and Elizabeth Moreno vs. Rodolfo Jaimes Jr., petition to establish adminis trative child support order. FDOR and Genoveva Lopez vs. Macario Librado Santiago, petition to establish administrative child support order. Rita Martha Mickel and James Ray Roeder Jr., petition for divorce. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Dan Lumley and Stephanie Richardson, order dismissing final injunction for protection. Michelle Lee Knight and Joseph Kyle Knight, order ter minating child support. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of last week by the circuit judge: Ryan Scott Ogilvie, grand theft, capias issued. Miracle Cheeseborough, failure to redeliver lease equip ment, capias issued. Felipe C. Dasilva, posses sion of alprazolam, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession/use of narcotics equipment, entered drug pretrial intervention program. Jacky Lee Allen, possession of a structure where drugs manufactured and a minor was present and two counts of cruelty toward a child that could result in physical/mental in jury, case dismissed. Amanda Leigh Griffin, pos session/use of narcotics equip ment and possession of meth (adjudication withheld), time served, three years probation, $1,320 fines, costs and fees. Michelle Felipa Calvillo, battery on law enforcement of ficer (reduced to battery) and resisting officer with violence (reduced to resisting officer without violence), adjudica tion withheld, two consecutive years probation, 50 hours community work, letters of apology, no firearms/weapons, $1,322 fines, costs and fees. Julian Venegas Montoya, armed trespassing other than structure/conveyance and criminal mischief, four years probation, no weapons/ firearms, $1,220 fines, costs and fees, $650 restitution; in decent exposure and disorderly conduct, time served, $725 fines, costs and fees. Amado Garcia Jr., violation of probation, original charge fleeing/attempting to elude, credit time served, probation revoked, $100 fines, costs and fees; possession/use of nar cotics equipment, possession of meth and resisting arrest without violence, two years prison concurrent with above case, credit time served, li cense suspended one year, $1,420 fines, costs and fees. Joel Calvillo, violation of probation, original charges burglary of structure and bat tery on detention employee with fluids, one year and one day prison, credit time served, probation revoked, $250 fines, costs and fees; domestic bat tery, time served, $827 fines, costs and fees. Anthony Rico Alvarado, vi olation of probation, original charge possession of meth with intent to sell, two years and four months prison, credit time served, probation re voked, $100 fines, costs and fees. Moises Junior Duran, viola tion of house arrest, original charges sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of church and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, 30 days jail, credit time served, house arrest restored and mod ified, $100 fines, costs and fees. Josie Marie Medrano, petit theft, time served, $675 fines, costs and fees. Brad Elliot Rimes, violation of probation, original charge possession of meth with intent to sell, probation restored and modified, curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., 100 hours community work, $350 fines, costs and fees; domestic as sault, not prosecuted. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Aaron Drew and Lauren M. Dyess to Marlon Pendergrass and Marlon Pendergrass as trustee of Hortense Pender grass Trust, for $150,000. Sue Parker Altman, Mary Leila Holley, William R. Witt Jr., James Melvin Parker, Bar bara Witt and Robert Joseph Parker to Daniel W. Witt, for $156,000. John Bruce Roberts and John Tyler Roberts to Norma Oneida Chapa De Salazar, for $63,000. APB Property Holdings to Marie Z. and William R. Lambert Jr., for $270,000. ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 252018CA000360 Habitat for Humanity of Hardee County Inc., Plaintiff, vs. REGINA LYNETTE WARD, a/k/a REGINA LYNETTE KILPATRICK, individually and TRAVIS J. KILPATRICK individually, and GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation authorized to do business in Florida and WAUCHULA STATE BANK a Florida Banking Corporation and MIDLAND FUNDING LLC a Delaware Corporation authorized to do business in Florida and UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Travis J. Kilpatrick 463 Sellers Street Bowling Green, Florida 33834 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Mortgage Foreclosure related to the following property in Hardee County, Florida: Lot 7, Davis & Roberts Addition to Bowling Green, Hardee County, Florida, as per plat recorded in Plat Bar A-65, page 3. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on J. STEVEN SOUTHWELL, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1748, Wauchula, Florida, 33873, on or before the 2 day of November, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiff's attor ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the 1st day of October, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk10:4,11c __________________________________ Notices Up To $3,000 Reward!Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips:1(800) 226 8477orheartlandcrimestoppers.com

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 Obituaries Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services205 N. 9th Ave. Wauchula, Fl. 33873(863) 773-6400PongerKaysGrady.com 8:2tfcIn Loving Memory ofAntonio Rodriguez This year on October 9th, 2018 will be one year he earned his wings in a tragic car acci dent. Condolences to his family and close friends, who miss him and think about him each and everyday. Only a month before his 25th birthday God's plan was to receive him through the pearly white gates of heaven. Although his presence is not here physically, we know he's walking next to us every second of our lives. We truly miss you Antonio. Adrian, Bertha, Alex and Valeria 10:4p Honesty Makes A Difference Now more than ever, you need fair, trustworthy service.Making final arrangements for a loved one isnt easy. Thats why compassion goes into everything we do. We are prepared to arrange any special requests you might have. Traditional Services Cremation Services Prearrangement Planning View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 WESTMAINSTREETWAUCHULA, FLORIDA33873863-773-977310:4cMATTIE CHRIS THOMPSON Mattie Chris Thompson, 74, of Bowling Green, died Sept. 28, 2018. She was born on May 6, 1944, in Elor, Tenn., to the late General Lee Mooney and Viola Snow. She lived in Florida for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Danny, John and Robert Jay Sum merville; and sisters, Coranell Thomas and Annell Brady. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Thompson; sis ter, Billie Thomas, of Wauchula; son, Charles (Jen nifer) Thomas, of Bowling Green; daughter, Sherry (Wayne) Frey, of Wauchula; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home in Wauchula, from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. A graveside service will follow immediately after the visitation at Paynes Creek Cemetery in Bowling Green. Arrangements were by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Wauchula. In Loving Memory C C E E S S A A R R M M O O L L I I N N A A Cesar Molina, 69, passed away Sept. 27, 2018. Cesar was born Aug. 15, 1949, to Manuel and Blasa Lara. He was a resident of Hardee County since 1992 coming from Michigan. Cesar was a Catholic by faith. He worked as a crew leader harvesting Fruit. Cesar is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Blasa Molina. He is survived by wife, Gloria Molina; sisters, Alicia Gamez Ruis, of Austin, Texas, and Elvira Gamez, of Tula, Mexico; brothers, Raul Gamez, of Tula, Mexico, Raymundo Gamez, of Tula, Mexico, Jose Gamez, of Tula, Mexico, and Javier Gamez, of Monterrey, Mex ico; sons, Jose Miguel (Melissa Hudson), of Grand Rapids, Mich., Juan Jose ElPiw, of Bowling Green, Cesar Molina Jr. (Roxanne), of Orlando, amd Raul Molina (Lori), of Wauchula; as well as 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Robarts Garden Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com.Robarts FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home Maxwell, of Tennessee; two daughters, Brooklynn Kil patrick, of Lake Wales, and Jennifer Purvis, of Highland City; two grandsons, Kay den and Mason; three grand daughters, RaeLynn, Kylie, and Cora; as well as three nieces and three nephews, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Junior was an amazing fa ther, uncle, son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson and grandfather. He loved life and had an infectious smile. He could always tell a good story and make just about anybody smile and laugh. Junior never met a stranger and he had a heart of gold. He will definitely be missed. Visitation will be today (Thursday), Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m.at Robarts Chapel Wauchula. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 5, at Bayside Church in Wauchula at 4 p.m. Burial will follow Funeral Services at Bowling Green Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com.Robarts FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In Loving Memory R R O O N N A A L L D D J J U U N N I I O O R R K K I I L L P P A A T T R R I I C C K K Ronald Junior Kilpatrick, 38, was a lifelong resident of Hardee County. Junior passed away at the residence of his father Ronald, in Bowling Green, on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Mary Kilpatrick and Hazel Gibbs; grandfathers, Irold Pat Kilpatrick and Charles Spell; and son-in-law, Jamie Paw paw Purvis. He is survived by his fa ther, Ronald Kilpatrick, of Bowling Green; mother, Janet Pridgen, of Wauchula; sister, Candice Toothman, of Sebring; two brothers, Michael Wiley, of Winter Haven, and Mark Biron, of Wauchula; four sons, Christian Lowery, of Bowling Green, Ronald JJ Kil patrick III, of Lake Wales, and Jamie and Travis In Loving Memory J J A A C C K K M M E E L L V V I I N N C C L L I I F F T T O O N N Jack Melvin Clifton, 80, passed away Sept. 29, 2018. Jack was born Jan. 14, 1938, to Elmer Hugh Clifton and Mary Eulia Hall Clifton, of Ocala. He was a resident of Hardee and Highlands County for the past eight years coming from Winter Haven. Jack attended the First Christian Church of Wauchula. Jack was selfemployed as a handyman. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Clifton. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Jenny Moye (Bret), of Zolfo Springs, Sherry Richardson (David), of Zolfo Springs, and Judy Clifton (Richard Snyder), of Pennsylvania; sister, Linda Barrington, of Zolfo Springs; and grandchil dren Jaxon, Lily, and David. A visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at the First Christian Church, of Wauchula, at 1 p.m. Funeral service followed starting at 2 p.m. Mr. Tom Hartman officiated services. Interment at Wauchula Cemetery. Expressions of comfort may be made at robartsfh.com.Robarts FamilyFUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAProvided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home In MemoryKAREN A. RALEYKaren A. Raley, of Stuart, born on Jan. 4, 1942, passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. She was a loving mother that worked many years as a registered nurse in the health field, recently retiring De cember 2016. She loved to spend time with her family. Karen was an avid reader her whole life and also en joyed painting and crafts. Karen is survived by her four children, Michele Mc Candless, Diane (Derren) Bryan, Edward (Jen) Labud, and Beth (Ed) Fredere; three step-children: Renee Gill, Ralene (Binky) Graham, and Lee (Viviana) Raley; grandchildren, Sean McCandless, Christian McCandless, Jace Bryan, Jorren Bryan, Steven Revell, Dakota Fredere, Emma Fredere, Binky Gra ham, Courtney Graham Trammell, Cheston Graham, Alice Raley; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Curry Raley; parents, Ed ward S. and Ruth A. Cuthriell; and sister, Mary Lou Snider. Services were held on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the Ponger-Kays-Grady Wauchula Chapel. Visitation was at 1 p.m. followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. Inter ment followed the services by procession to New Hope Baptist Cemetery in Wauchula. Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.comPonger-Kays-GradyFuneral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula CREAMED HAM AND EGGS Here's a breakfast that will stick to your ribs long into your busy day. Or it can be one of those breakfast dishes you can have for dinner. 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Camp bell's Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup 1/3 cup Carnation nonfat dry milk powder 1/2 cup water 1 (2.5-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 teaspoon dried minced onion 1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) diced Dubuque 97 percent fat-free ham or any extra-lean ham 1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimiento, drained 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 2 English muffins, split and toasted 1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, combine mushroom soup, dry milk powder and water. Stir in mushrooms, parsley flakes and onion. Add ham and pimiento. Mix well to combine. 2. Bring mixture to a boil. Gently stir in eggs. Lower heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is heated through, stirring often. 3. For each serving, place an English muffin half on a plate and spoon a full 3/4 cup sauce over top. Serves 4. Each serving equals: 213 calories, 5g fat, 19g protein, 23g carbs, 939mg sodium, 137mg calcium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 Protein, 1 1/2 Starch.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Comfort Foods Made Fast And HealthyBy Healthy Exchanges FLOUNDER PESTO ROLL-UPS Fresh fish fillets are spread with store-bought pesto and baked with white wine and plum tomatoes for a simply satisfying meal. 4 (about 6 ounces each) flounder fillets 8 teaspoons refrigerated basil pesto 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup dry white wine 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1. Heat oven to 400 F. Place fillets, skinned side down, on work surface. Spread 2 tea spoons pesto on each fillet; sprinkle with salt. Starting at narrow end of each fillet, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Place roll-ups, seam side down, in an 8by 8-inch glass baking dish. 2. Pour wine over fillets and top with tomatoes. Cover dish and bake 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley to serve. Serves 4.(c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes FromGood Housekeeping 1. Is the book of Simon in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 1 Samuel 3, whose voice did Samuel think it was when he first heard God call ing him? Jonathan, Saul, Ahiah, Eli 3. How many chosen men of Israel did Saul take with him to the wilderness of Ziph to search for David? 12, 100, 200, 3,000 4. The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any ...? Tongue, Knife, Two-edged sword, Wit 5. From Genesis 26, where did Isaac stay when there was a famine in the land? Gerar, Endor, Sychar, Lydda 6. What insect was a plague on the Egyptians? Wasp, Lo cust, Flea, Cockroach ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Eli; 3) 3,000; 4) Two-edged sword; 5) Gerar; 6) Locust Sharpen your understanding of scripture with Wilson's Casey's latest book, "Test Your Bible Knowledge," now available in bookstores and online.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Bible TriviaBy Wilson Casey Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERSTelephone (863) 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.comThe OBITUARY POLICYThe Herald-Advo cate publishes obitu aries free of charge as a public service. Forms showing the information which may be included in a free obituary are available at local fu neral homes or at our office. Paid obituaries may include addi tional information and rememberances. All obituaries, however, must be submitted by a funeral home. No personal submissions will be accepted. Funeral homes can submit obituaries to obits @theheraldadvocate.com. They Deserve Better!ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE1 (800) 962 2873

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A6 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 Noey A.FLORES for HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION DIST. 2 ABOUT ME:Hardee County GraduateA.S. in Business AdministrationMember of First Baptist ChurchGraduate of the Florida School of BankingBroker/Owner of Flores & Flores, Inc. Real Estate Brokerage Experienced Bank Loan OfficerWauchula Lions Club since 1999, 2x PresidentWauchula Kiwanis Club since 2012, Current PresidentServed on Hardee County Parks and Recreation Committee, Current Chairma Political advertisement paid for and approved by Noey A. Flores, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District 2 Stands for: The People of Hardee County Transparency Integrity Unity Communication The Future of Generations to Come 10:4p NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant tothe provisions of the FictitiousName Act, Section 865.09,Florida Statutes, as amended,intends to register with theSecretary of State of the Stateof Florida, the fictitious nameof AMA Wauchula underwhich the undersigned is en gaged or will engage in busi ness at: 508 S. 6th Ave., in theCity of Wauchula, Florida33873. That the party/parties inter ested in said business enter prise is/are as follows: MCRHealth Services. Dated at Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida 34211. Person authorizing publica tion: Nathan Kneser. Dated: Sept. 28, 2018 10:4c NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant tothe provisions of the FictitiousName Act, Section 865.09,Florida Statutes, as amended,intends to register with theSecretary of State of the Stateof Florida, the fictitious nameof JHC Xpress under whichthe undersigned is engagedor will engage in business at:505 Third St. East in the City ofZolfo Springs, Florida 33890. That the party/parties inter ested in said business enter prise is/are as follows: JoshuaA. Hernandez. Dated at Zolfo Springs, Hardee County, Florida 33890. Person authorizing publica tion: Joshua A. Hernandez. Dated: Sept. 27, 2018 PHOTOS BY JENNIFER MCCONKEY Heritage Park on Main Street in Wauchula is decorated for the Homecoming festiv ities. Only about half of the businesses participating in the Homecoming Window DisplayContest are on Main Street. ToniÂ’s Cuts Barbershop, for example, is located onSixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South). As of Monday, there were 34 businesses participatingin the contest, so make sure you find them all before voting! There will be plenty of orange and blue along the parade route as businesses likeUtilitech Inc. display the school colors. Bayside Community Church announces its confidence in the Wildcats footballteam. Want to get a photo of yourself as a Hardee High School football player or cheer leader? Come by the Wauchula City Administration/Police Department Complex tosnap a picture using the Wildcat cutouts. By combining Wildcat orange with pumpkin orange, Madison Salon & Spa createda Hardee Halloween display. REPORT CHILD ABUSE 1-800-422-4453

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 10:4c Downtown Sebring Circle Park GENERAL ADMISSION $25VIP ADMISSION $50(Prices go up to $30/$55 after Oct.1) Tickets on Sale NOW attickets.beerfests.com/event/Sebring2018 Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq 10:4pWow, can you believe it’s October already? Relay For Life of Hardee is on the last leg of fundraisingbefore the big event on Satur day, Nov. 17. This year's relaywill be held at theUllrich/Nickerson Building atPioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.It is the big open building bythe boat ramp. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. for any survivors, care givers and anyone who wouldlike to bid at our silent or liveauctions. Starting at noon wewill have opening ceremonies,from there we will have oursurvivor lunch. While the survivors are en joying their spaghetti, saladand breadsticks, all team mem bers and friends will be play ing games and having fun. Youcan also check out the items upfor the silent and live auctionsas well. Some of our big itemswill be a utility trailer madeand donated by Patterson Welding, a four-day three-night cabin stay donated bySharon Ussery and sisters, anda piece of hand-crafted out door furniture by Tommy Tay lor like the ones at thefairgrounds. These are just a few things that we will have at the liveauction. Silent auction itemsare baskets, gift certificates, amassage, coolers and manymore items. To bid on anythingyou must be 18 or older. So, come on down and enjoy the fun and get some goodieswhile helping a great cause! Another fundraiser is com ing up much sooner, Saturday,Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hardee County library.We are selling Brown Baglunches for $5. In the lunchbag there will be a pulled porksandwich, a bag of chips and adessert. You can get your tick ets from any Relay For Lifemember or by calling me at832-1197. If you are a businessand you purchase four or more,we will bring your lunches toyou. Remember, you do not have to be on a team to come jointhe fun on the day of Relay ForLife. There are fun activitiesand contests for families toenjoy. So, save the date, Satur day, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. Hope tosee you there. Relay For Life Hosting 2 Upcoming Fundraisers Seven years ago, an obscure retired communitynewspaper publisher wrote a book in which heset forth “20 Surefire Rules for SuccessfulManagement,” nuggets of wisdom learned overa career of more than 46 years. These he modestly called “Frisbie’s Laws.”The 17th Law: “Bad news does not improve with age.” The premise: when something jumps the track, the boss needs to be notified right away. Whether it’s the breakdown of an essential piece of equipment, the loss of a major account,or a serious error by the staff, keeping the newsfrom the boss only makes things worse. Although written from a business perspec tive, the same principle applies toall venues of management, in cluding government. The debacle over an accusation of serious misconduct madeagainst Judge Brett Kavanaugh isa classic example of the kind ofchicanery that can result fromhiding “bad news” from the boss.The boss in this case is the Senatecommittee determining Kavanaugh’s fitness toserve as a Justice of the Supreme Court. It was not until the contentious Kavanaugh hearings were coming to an end in early Sep tember that Sen. Diane Feinstein, a Democratfrom California, revealed that on July 30, shehad received a letter from Christine BlaseyFord, a California college professor. In it Ford alleged that when Kavanaugh was 17 and she was 15, Kavanaugh attempted to re move her clothes at a party. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the allega tion, and 65 female classmates and three highschool girlfriends have said he was always agentleman. It is a classic “she says/he says” argument. It is unlikely that either the charge or the denialcan be proven. I will not try to suggest who istelling the truth. I have no idea. But if the charge had been disclosed before the Senate hearings began, there would havebeen ample time to investigate the allegation,and the opportunity to question Kavanaugh re garding the accusation at the hearings. The timing of Feinstein’s disclosure of the letter clearly was intended to disrupt the or derly process for examining nominees to theSupreme Court, and it has done exactly that.(Because of the deadline for submitting thiscolumn for publication, it is not possible to re port the current status of the issue, a statuswhich changes daily.) In the often tawdry arena of partisan politics, last minute “gotcha” revelations (whether trueor not) are not unusual. But the Senatorial duty to examine the fit ness of nominees to the nation’s highest courtshould be above such duplicity. Delaying disclosure of “bad news” for the purpose of disrupting the orderly process ofgovernment is reprehensible.S. L. Frisbie is retired. A limited supply of“Frisbie’s Laws” — a little more than 70 per cent of the total press run — remains unsold.Perhaps Senator Feinstein didn’t get a copy. Bad News (Still) Does Not Improve With Age The Tampa Bay Buccaneer defense, led by defensive coor dinator Mike Smith, was ab solutely destroyed in Chicagolast Sunday 48-10. Coach Dirk Koetter used the word, "horrific" and even wentas far to say "everyone shouldbe fired." Yep. He's right. And Koetter will be fired if he can't produce a winningseason this year. To have anychance of a winning season,the defense has to occasionallyshow up and play four quartersof football. And for over a year, the Bucs defense has been deadlast in yards allowed. It's time for Mike Smith to go. Adios.Bon voyage. Or, in the wordsof the president from his real ity TV days: "You're fired." The Bucs were so bad they made Bears' second-year quar terback Mitchell Trubisky looklike a pre-40 year old TomBrady. The Bucs D gave up six touchdowns through the airand only managed one sackthe whole game. Bears widereceivers were completelyopen. It’s not like the Bucs sec ondary was just missing con tested catches, the secondarywas nowhere to be found. This was a disgrace. It was embarrassing. In fact, if I were in the Glazier family, I'd have a hardtime cutting game checks for aperformance like that. It's onething to lose a close game, it’sanother for a professional teamto look like a Division III col lege team. At halftime, Jameis Winston was reinstated. He replacedRyan Fitzpatrick without mak ing that much of an impact.Winston did manage a touch down, but he wasn't that muchmore impressive than Fitz patrick. And really, until thedefense learns how to force apunt, it doesn't matter who isunder center. But, unless theBucs work out a trade for Win ston during the bye week, Iwould expect him to start inWeek 6. On defense, we have Kwon Alexander, Gerald McCoy,Lavontee David, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Vince Curry. Theproblem isn't a lack of talent.Fire Smith and start workingon down. Better Get Out The Creamsicle My Uncle Pete was an almost mythic figure among Florida cowboys, winning the Best All-Around Cowboy a record 10 times in the state.That’s a feat on par with Alabama football. Inthe 1970’s, he wrote a piece for Guideposts magazine. I want to honor him by sharing itwith you. Uncle Pete’s Story:“I had rodeoed all my life in between work ing cattle. As my wife Ida says, whenever weneeded a new refrigerator or stove, I’d ride abull. Fact is, we just about lived on our rodeowinnings until we got our livestock marketgoing in Okeechobee. By 1967 I had slackened off rodeo. When you’re 40 you have no business being in thatarena. But it just didn’t seemright to fade out. And when I sawbillboards advertising the All-State Championship Rodeo atArcadia, Fla., on the Fourth ofJuly weekend, I knew what I hadto do. Arcadia was where I won my first all-state championship at age15. Now it would be my lastrodeo, and I’d try for the championship. Thismeant entering all five events – the calf-roping,saddle-bronc and bareback-bronc riding, bull dogging and bull-riding. I hoped to win backthe entry fees and then some; we had a lot ofbills to pay. On Friday morning I loaded my horse Junior into the trailer, and we drove over to Arcadia.I got Ida and the boys situated in the stands andambled down to the chutes where the cowboyshang out. You never heard such whooping andhollering. “Hey ol’ timer, what you doing at therodeo!” But I didn’t mind. Rodeo men enjoyrazzing each other; it helps ease the tension. I drew calf-roping for my first event on Fri day. This and saddle-bronc riding are classiccowboy events, since they’re part of dailyranch work. Junior and I waited at the arena’sedge. The calf streaked into the arena, and wetook off after him. My rope floated down andJunior stiffened his legs to snap the rope tautand bring the calf down. Now I had to jumpdown and tie three of his legs together. But asJunior skidded, I saw I hadn’t roped the calfclean. Should I even get down? In my indeci sion I half fell off my horse, so I scrambledover to the calf and finished the job. I trudged back to the chutes. “What’s the matter, gramps? You’re getting clumsy in yourold age!” Right then I’d have gladly sold mytime to anyone. At lunch my sons didn’t saymuch, and Ida’s eyes showed concern. I ate mysandwich silently, thinking about the saddle-bronc I had to ride that afternoon. As I sat on that bronc in the chute, he was like a coiled steel spring. Clang! And we shotinto the arena, the bronc exploding in all direc tions. I was allowed to hang on to the buck reinwith only one hand. Whupp! We soared intothe blue. I twisted and rocked with him. CouldI hang on the 10 seconds! I did, then hit thedirt. The next day I was a little more hopeful, fig uring I might make back some of my entry feeson the saddle-bronc. I drew a mean-lookingroan with a glint in his eye. There was only arigging around his stomach and withers with aleather grip. Again, only one hand could beused. In a neck-snapping lunge we were in the arena. His head dove, and he kicked at the sun.I was flat on my back on his surging haunches,my legs flying. He whirled, twisted, tried everytrick. My free hand clutched the air for balance.Time! Well, I had stayed on him, but my rhythm and balance weren’t good. Sunday morning,Ida, the boys and I went to church as we alwaysdo, whether we’re at home or traveling therodeo circuit. I fall in a lot of areas of the Chris tian life, but attending church and tithing aretwo things I always try to do. That Sunday morning I looked up to see a missionary in the pulpit. He told about whatour denomination was doing in the Far East tohelp bring people to Christ through radio andtelevision missions. Something about what hesaid, his urging for more support, touched me.I couldn’t think of much else. As we drove back to Arcadia I touched Ida’s arm, “Honey, what would you think of us giv ing whatever I win to that mission work?” Shelooked at me, then leaned over and kissed mycheek. It was awfully hot that afternoon. And you could hear the angry bellowing of the bullsabove the noise of the crowd. I am really builttoo small for bulldogging; you need height andweight. Out in the arena the steer thundered uplike a locomotive. We wheeled up beside himon the left. I leaned over to grab his horns, andmy horse accelerated out from under me as hewas trained to do. The steer and I crashed tothe dirt. A nice quick throw, I was surprised. By late afternoon I was ready for my last event — the bull-riding. Sitting on my bull inthe chute, I could feel his hide moving. Againyou get only one rope to hold onto. The chutegate opened, and the mountain beneath meerupted. He roared and spun, twisting thatmonstrous head to hook me with his horns. Isailed through the air, hit the ground and som ersaulted up on the run to escape. But it turnedout that the eight-second whistle had blown be fore I was thrown. That was it. For me the rodeo was over. Soon the shadows stretched across the arena, and allus cowboys started packing our gear. Finallythe loudspeaker crackled, and everybody’shead jerked up. First were the runners-up. Butmy name wasn’t among them. Then, as I wasleading Junior into the trailer, I heard “Andnow, the All-Around Champion — PeteClemons of Okeechobee!” The prize was$1,500 in cash and a hand-tooled leather sad dle. An hour later we were driving home through the Florida flatlands, the boys sleeping in theback seat. Ida snuggled over against me. “Con gratulations, champ,” she said. “Honey,” I said,“you and I are the only ones who know that Ihad nothing to do with it. God surely must needthat money in a hurry.” Uncle Pete was not a perfect man by any means. But he was a man of his word. TheLord got the money. My sister Clemie Jo gotthe saddle. Uncle Pete passed away Sunday. He is a be liever, so I know he is with Jesus. I’d like tothink God let Uncle Pete see the greater prize— how many were touched by his faithfulness,his gift. That’s a prize that lasts forever.Hardee County native Clay Smith is lead pas tor at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter,S.C. He and his brother and sister still own thefamily ranch in the Lemon Grove communityeast of Wauchula. You can follow him at un likelyclay.com. Uncle Pete And One Last Rodeo In Other ActionZS Town Commission The Zolfo Springs Town Com mission considered the follow ing items during its 24-minutemeeting on Monday of lastweek. All five commissionerswere present. CommissionerSara Schofield was dismissedearly for work. —passed the final levy of ad valorem taxes, which set thetown’s millage rate at 8.5540mills, and adopted the finalbudget for the next fiscal year. —accepted the monthly sheriff’s report for August,showing 15 offenses handled,18 requests for information and23 tickets issued. —voted to request $500 from the city of San Antonio foruse of Zolfo Springs’s updated water and sewer line specifica tions. The $500 would go to ward Zolfo Springs’s cost ofpaying an engineer for the newspecifications. Because thespecifications will become pub lic record, however, the towncannot require the $500. —Town Manager Linda Roberson told the commission ers that the town is scheduledfor a site visit by CommunityBlock Development Grant rep resentatives in regard to its ap plication for funding for waterline repairs. —discussed sewer and septic options with a couple planningto build a house on MyrtleStreet, where no municipalsewer services are offered. Roberson, town attorney GeraldBuhr and Town Clerk AmandaWallace agreed to look intoprices for the options available. The couple was concerned that the town might add sewerservices to Myrtle Street in thefuture and charge them to con nect after they had made otherarrangements. Buhr, MayorDierdre “DiDi” White and Wal lace told them that scenario isvery unlikely due to the highcost of installing sewer servicesand the small number of peoplethat could be added.The next Zolfo Springs TownCommission meeting will beTuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. atTown Hall, 3210 Main St., ZolfoSprings.

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A8 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 Vote HORTONfor Hardee County Judge! The RIGHT experience trumps where a candidate grew up. A look at the real numbers and experience! Cases closed in Hardee County Court from Jan. 2017 to Nov. 2017Source: Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA)Community Involvement: Wauchula Lions Club President Take Stock In Children Mentor at Hardee High School Wauchula Rotary Club Hardee Habitat For Humanity Board Member First United Methodist Church Cutting Edge Ministries Volunteer Feed My Sheep Food Bank Horton Has The Trial & Courtroom Experience Judges Need! Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Horton, nonpartisan candidate for Hardee County Judge. 10:4p Criminal Offenses Cases 506 8.52% Extensive Criminal Experience 0 Criminal Traffic Cases5739.65%Extensive Criminal Experience 0 Civil Traffic Cases (Traffic Tickets) 4,661 78.52% Extensive Civil Traffic ( Traffic Tickets) Experience 0 Civil Cases1963.3%Extensive Civil Experience0 Total 5,936 99.99% Jury Trial Experience 52+ 0 Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer 0 Horton Evers Platform: Hardee Needs An Experienced Judge Family Law Mediators in Hardee Mental Heath Court in Hardee Teen Court in Hardee Hardee Deserves Same As Other Counties in The Circuit! PARENT-PHERNALIA! COURTESY PHOTOS North Wauchula Elemen tary School recentlyhosted its annual Title Imeeting along with a vari ety of fun activities for stu dents and their families.There were door prizes ofboard games, pizza slicesfor all, and an awe-inspir ing Super Hero Mad Sci ence presentationincluding fire. Kinder garten teacher MelissaHartley won a $500 BelkDepartment Store giftcard after former studentViolet Johnson enteredher into a contest. An other, third-grade teacherMaria Rodriguez, won a$50 gift card from Sun coast Credit Union. Therewas also a ribbon-cuttingceremony for the grandopening of the schoolÂ’sstudent-run branch of thecredit union. CHECKMATE! COURTESY PHOTO The Chess Club at North Wauchula Elementary School is off to a great start this academic year! Tables are fullas students enjoy using newly learned strategies while facing their opponents. MATH FACTS COURTESY PHOTO Students in Sharon Ussery's first-grade classroom atZolfo Springs Elementary School enjoy using iPads tofine tune their math facts. YOU ROCK! COURTESY PHOTO Zolfo Springs Elementary teachers (from left) Emily Prescott, Ashley Smith, KayleeWebb, Nicole Moreau, Michelle Hall and Kari Gicker are just a few of the teacherswho participated in this yearÂ’s Rock Your School Day. They planned especially en gaging lessons designed to inspire their students. TIED UP COURTESY PHOTO Students in Nicole SpencerÂ’s second-grade classroom at Zolfo Springs Elementarywere working in groups last week, bundling ones into tens and tens into hundredsusing craft sticks.

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9 10:4c COURTESY PHOTO Students in Sharon Ussery's first-grade class at ZolfoSprings Elementary School each have a new mouseand new headphones to use as they study challengingonline lessons. The 20 sets of computer accessorieswere made possible by donors to UsseryÂ’s recent on line Donors Choose project. ALL EARS CODE CRACKERS COURTESY PHOTO Students in Ashley SmithÂ’s class at Zolfo Springs Elementary turned sleuths onRock Your School Day. They are shown here solving math problems to crack thecode of the missing concert tickets. CRUNCH TIME! COURTESY PHOTOS In honor of Johnny Appleseed Day, first graders in Christina Duncan's and MelanieSmith's classes at Wauchula Elementary School tasted red, yellow and green ap ples, and decided which one they liked best. Then, they graphed the information.At this point, green has a strong lead. TASTY TRAINING? COURTESY PHOTO North Wauchula Elemen tary School teachers par ticipated in a day of onlinetraining for both safetyand program-focusednote taking, but not be fore starting off with abreakfast buffet providedby volunteer Tom Taylor.The focused note-takingtraining was facilitated byprofessional developmentspecialist Sara Newmanof the Advancement ViaIndividual Determinationprogram. THE WAY WEST COURTESY PHOTO Teacher Nicole Keen's fifth-grade students at North Wauchula Elementary Schoolresearched and then presented important Westward Expansion events which ulti mately led to the United States spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the PacificOcean.

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A10 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to which all interested persons are in vited: Joint Agricultural and Green Industry Advisory Committee meeting: To discuss commit tee business and the 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan. Governing Board Members may attend. All or part of this meeting may be conducted by means of communications media technology to permit maximum participation of Advisory Committee and Govern ing Board members. DATE/TIME: Monday, Oct. 15, 2018; 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Districts Tampa Office, 7601 US Highway 301 N. Tampa, FL 33637 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)4231476 (FL only) or (352)7967211. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves every aspect of the Districts functions, including access to and participation in the Districts programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districts Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or email ADA Coordinator@WaterMatters.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Kelly.Page@watermat ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4605 (Ad Order EXE0640) 10:4cINVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING 200 TON CHILLER AT NORTH WAUCHULA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSealed bids will be received by The School Board of Hardee County, at the Superintendents Office, 1009 North 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873 until 2:00 p.m. on November 5, 2018, at which time all bids shall be publicly opened for furnishing all labor and material and performing all work necessary for the Removal and Replacement of 200 Ton Chiller at North Wauchula Ele mentary School, 1120 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL. Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond and shall be written on the form of Bid Bond satisfactory to the Board or a Cashiers Check in an amount no less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the base bid as a guarantee that the Bidder shall, if awarded the con tract, enter into a written contract with the Board, satis factory in form to the Board, containing a liquidated damages clause, requiring Workers Compensation and Public Liability Insurance as required by the Board. The successful bidder shall give a Performance and Pay ment Bond satisfactory in form to the Board in the full amount of the Contract price within ten (10) days after acceptance of the bid by the Board. Bidder must be a licensed Florida Contractor (Contractor) unless other wise set forth in these bid documents. Each bid shall be submitted to the Office of the Super intendent of Schools, Hardee County School Board, P.O. Box 1678, Wauchula, FL 33873. Bids shall be Sealed and plainly marked: BID REMOVE AND REPLACE 200 TON CHILLER North Wauchula Elementary School November 5, 2018 2:00 P.M. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids received and to waive any and all irregularities in regard thereto. Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not be accepted. No bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of thirty (30) days. MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: October 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Educational Facilities Department, 1015 SR 66 Zolfo Springs, FL Telephone number (863)735-2055. Bid documents and specifications will be issued at this time. All bidding contractors shall attend the pre-bid conference in order to have a valid bid proposal considered for this project. Bid Proposals from Contractors not in attendance of the mandatory pre-bid conference will be considered unresponsive. Bid tabulations with recommended awards shall be posted for review by interested parties at the Hardee County School Board office and web site, www.hardee.k12.fl.us. Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed by Section 120.53(5), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. NEW PAYMENT PROCESS The Hardee County School District (District) shall have the option of using the Districts purchasing card (from Bank of America) to make purchases, partial payments and/or draws under the contract or purchase order. The Districts purchasing card is similar to a credit card in that there will be a small fee which the contractor will be required to pay and the contractor will receive payment directly from the card issuer rather than the District. Any and all fees related to this type of payment are the responsibility of the contractor. In no case will the District allow in creases in prices to offset credit card fees paid by the contractor or any other charges incurred by the contractor, unless specifically stated in the terms of the contract or purchase order. Payment through the District purchasing card is a method of payment, not a method of contract award. Procedural requirements for awards of contracts and orders must still be followed. Bob Shayman Superintendent of Schools 10:4cCITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency (the Board) will hold a public meeting Monday, October 8, 2018 im mediately 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 www.cityofwauchula.com 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 10:4cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular sched uled meeting Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it rea sonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or www.cityofwauchula.com. The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 10:4cBy TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateSchool leaders plan to tap into reserves to finance emer gency repairs at North Wauchula Elementary and Hardee Senior High School. The School Board on Thurs day voted to allocate $300,000 in current-year reserve funds for the replacement of a faulty air conditioning chiller at North Wauchula Elementary and an overhaul of the electri cal grid at Hardee High. Finance Director Greg Har relson said the funding request which will require a still unset public hearing will tap into the School District of Hardee Countys current-year reserves for its 1.5 mill infra structure tax. The district, according to Harrelson, has approximately $367,000 in unspent infrastruc ture funds from the currentyear assessment. If approved, those funds would dwindle to around $67,000. Unspent infrastructure funds from the 2017-18 school year totaling $177,000 and unspent infrastructure debt service funds from previous years to taling $174,000 could also be allocated in a pinch, bringing the amount of total reserves to around $414,000. The district is still operating in its first financial quarter of the school year. Facilities Director Rob Krahl called the growing repair tally this year most concern ing. "We have got a lot of aging infrastructure, Krahl said. The air conditioning failure at North Wauchula Elementary is the most recent in a string of infrastructure failures plaguing the district. Schools Superintendent Bob Shayman said the air condi tioning at the elementary failed on Aug. 31. School officials manned snow-cone machines to keep spirits high, Shayman said, as crews worked to get cool air flowing. They were able to rig some parts and get it running but we need a new chiller, Shayman said. Krahl estimates replacement costs at $200,000. We absolutely have to do that, he said. A failure before a new chiller is installed will come with its own hefty price tag. Temporary rental units cost $8,000, according to Krahl. It takes the manufacturer ap proximately 18-20 weeks to ship a chiller once ordered, Krahl added, meaning it could cost an additional $144,000 to keep the school running if the system breaks again before a replacement is ordered. Across town, Hardee Senior High School saw the failure of its power grid during the open ing week of school. Power was lost the first Friday of classes and was not able to be restored by crews from the city of Wauchula until that Sunday evening. The outage, it was deter mined, was caused by campuswide failures in the power grid. Following pointed questions from School Board member Teresa Crawford at a public meeting, school and city offi cials hammered out a costsharing plan to retrofit the electric grid at the complex, with an estimated cost of $100,000 for the school system. With only $414,000 in re serves to spare after the electri cal and air conditioning repairs, the district faces an un certain financial footing as still more critical repairs loom. An estimate is pending on the replacement of a faulty air handler at Zolfo Springs Ele mentary, Krahl said. Also on the pending list of expenses is state-mandated radon testing at all schools and failing under ground utility lines at North Wauchula. The utility repairs at North Wauchula are likely to be costly. Crews brought in to repair a water supply line and two sec tion of drain lines discovered extensive damage to an addi tional segment of pipe. They came in and lined ex isting pipe, and they scoped up to the main building about 90 feet, Krahl said. "That pipe was in such bad condition that they couldnt line it. I just hope we can get to the summer to do that job. It is all below con crete. Krahl did not provide a guesstimate on the costs, but is asking that the remaining un derground infrastructure of the school be scoped to determine any additional areas of con cern. "We have deferred mainte nance for years and it has caught up with us, and it is time to pay the piper," Krahl said. Krahl says he hopes the dis trict infrastructure funding is on the rebound. Just food for thought, when I started working here in 2004, for a number of years we lost our capital outlay to pay for the K-8 school (Hardee Junior High and Hilltop Elementary). Then the board moved the cap ital outlay to the general fund. Looking from this point for ward, we should have more capital dollars. The districts infrastructure woes come to light as the School Board continues to en tertain a possible partnership with the Hardee County Indus trial Development Authority to acquire its CareSync property on U.S. 17 as a new home for the districts offices. The School Board met for a workshop session Sept. 18 to review the feasibility of possi bly utilizing the now-vacant office complex as a centralized hub for school administration. IDA Executive Director Bill Lambert briefed school officials on the 18,000-square-foot building. Consolidating the district offices into a central location is not a novel idea. Board Chair Paul Samuels said school officials toyed with moving admin to the old high school in 2014. District staff presented the School Board with a $2.5 million plan to bring the building up to code to be efficiently used. It would essentially be a brand new build inside, Krahl said of the plan. Instead, the then members of the School Board opted to sta bilize the building with the re placement of the roof, sealing of windows, and treatment for termites. A funding request to reno vate the complex made to the Florida Legislature during the 2015-16 session was denied. At that point we put it in a holding pattern with putting any more money into the building, Samuels said. According to Lambert, the latest push for centralization came earlier this year when he approached Samuels about a possible land swap of the dis tricts current site on U.S. 17 for the CareSync complex. The conversation that Paul (Samuels) and I originally had, we felt like we would try to ex change buildings, Lambert said. Lambert, a onetime member of the School Board, said he has had an interest in strength ening education in Hardee County since first attending meetings 30 years ago in a 10x12 room on the third floor of the courthouse. We have to have a good function school board partner, Lambert added. Lambert said he has two smaller companies in need of office space that would be a good fit for the districts cur rent location. Neither are large enough to successfully utilize either the CareSync building or the also vacant former Florida Hospital or Winn-Dixie build ings. We are not here to proffer unloading something, Lam bert said. We can sell that property. If we can swap it, I guarantee you that we can sell it. Any land swap would likely involve the owner of the lowerassessed property paying the difference between the other more highly assessed property. The IDA building, according to Lambert, is assessed by the Hardee County Property Ap praiser at roughly $1.4 million. The school districts com plex, according to Finance Di rector Greg Harrelson, includes two adjoining proper ties roughly assessed at $1.1 million a $300,000 difference the district would be on the hook for. The move would also most likely involve additional costs for remodeling, technology up grades, new furniture, and in spections. CareSync, a hurricane hardened building, would provide the district access to a 50-kilo wat onsite generate and access to Peace River Electric Coop eratives Big Blue. It is tied into what is called Big Blue at PRECO. It takes about 24 to 48 hours after the storm. It takes a period of time that would come back on in the event of the storm, Lambert said. Our agreement is that it would come to a separate meter, and the fee is much higher. The district would also save $21,000 annually for the lease of two portables used at the ad ministrative complex. Lambert said he would be prepared to present alternative offers from the School Board, including leasing the CareSync building or a purchase agree ment where the IDA would accept payments over time for the sale of the building. Samuels said he does not ex pect a proposal to be presented to the School Board on a pos sible deal with the IDA until sometime in October. If infrastructure funding is completely exhausted, the School Board can authorize expenditures from the general fund. There were approximately $3 million in unrestricted re serves last week, according to Harrelson. The general fund finances operational costs such as salaries and insurance for teachers and support staff. Florida law requires school districts to maintain a threepercent reserve of their annual budget. Districts not in com pliance face sanctions by the state. School Building Fund Running Out Of Cash HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 10:4c

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11 10:4c O PEN 24 H OURS 526 N. 6th Ave (Across from Nicholas Restaurant) 112 W. Palmetto Open: 7 days (Yellow bldg. behind old carwash) NEW MACHINES • CLEAN • A/C 2 LOCATIONS www.supermattlaundries.com 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-0173 2:8tfc NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Office until11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 for the fol lowing Proposals: E1R96-R0 – Power Shearing in DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, and Highlands Counties.Budget Amount: $125,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this proj ect is available on our website athttp://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdis trict1/ : or by calling (863) 519-2559. 9:27,10:4c Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) 781-9720 s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com 10:4c I N H OME S ERVICE LIL DUMPLINGS COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS First graders in Julia Roberts, Kerry Chavis andSharon Ussery’s classes at Zolfo Springs Ele mentary School celebrated Johnny AppleseedDay with various apple activities. They sponge-painted apples using paper plates and madeapple men using apple juice, applesauce andapple candies. They also experimented with ap ples, involving some serious graphing but alsosome tasty treats. P P O O O O L L P P A A R R T T Y Y COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Fifth graders from Wauchula ElementarySchool who passed their multiplicationfacts test were rewarded with a field trip tothe Recreation Complex pool on Friday.Students were tested with flash cards ontheir multiplication facts through the 12s,and had only seconds to respond with thecorrect answer upon seeing the fact.

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A12 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018–H ARDEE L IVING – soc10:4p Go to the website at brooklynst1d.com to register and sponsor. Veronica Molina, a Hardee Senior High School graduateand first-generation student atSouth Florida State College,has been awarded a scholarshipthat will cover up to 60 credithours of her tuition. The First Generation Schol arship Program supports the ef forts of higher educationthrough scholarship fundingfor first-generation studentswho aspire to attend a Floridacollege or university. A student is considered “first generation” if neither of thestudent’s parents earned a col lege degree at the baccalaure ate level or higher. This scholarship was made available through a partnershipbetween the SFSC FoundationInc. and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. “It’s with extreme excite ment that we announce Veron ica Molina as the recipient ofour First Generation Scholar ship,” said Jamie Bateman, ex ecutive director of institutionaladvancement at SFSC. “This is the first time the SFSC Foundation was able toaward a full two-year tuitionscholarship for a deserving stu dent,” she added. “We aregrateful to our donors who sup port our college. It’s because ofthem, we’re able to matchfunds when they are offered bythe state, and grant studentslike Veronica the chance tomake her dreams come true.” Molina’s ultimate goal is to become a physical therapist.She plans to attend SFSC to complete pre-requisites and,eventually, transfer to PolkState College for the physicaltherapy program. The child of migrant work ers, Molina began working inthe fields after school and onweekends at a young age. “Working in labor motivated me to continue my educationalgoals toward a better life,” shesaid. “I choose to follow thiscareer goal because I am acompassionate person, and Ienjoy helping others. In fact,becoming a physical therapistwill allow me to assist thosewho are injured and help themrecover.” For more information about scholarship opportunities atSFSC, call (863) 784-7134 oremail finaid@southflorida.edu SFSC Foundation Awards ‘First Generation’ Grant COURTESY PHOTO Veronica Molina (center) with the college’s Jamie Bateman, executive director of institutional advancement, and Jerry Donna, director of financial aid. ADOPT A HIGHWAY COURTESY PHOTOS On Saturday September22 The Hardee County 4-H group Southern Cloversparticipated in the adopt ahighway cleanup. South ern clovers is lead by Mrs.Christy Lanier and Mrs.April McQuaig. Severalmembers of the club par ticipated in this event. Thename of the highway isDoc Coil road. Ages 14and up cleaned along theside of the highway withsupervision. For the kidsages 13 and under wewere given permission toclean up private property.There were 22 bags oftrash collected at thehighway cleanup. Wewould like to thank every one who helped with thisevent and we would liketo thank Hardee Countyfor letting us adopt a high way. — By Club Re porter, Tyler Teuton Greetings from Fort Green!I hate to type wrong infor mation in the news so I needto correct an error first thing! The little baby, Killian, I mentioned in last week’spaper is actually a 5-month-old little boy and his parentsare Michele and Robert Soto.He does have a severe and un usual disease known as“SMA,” spinal muscular atro phy. We do need to lift up thisbaby in serious prayer for acure. He was born with theproblem and it is not one thatdoctors test for at birth as it isso rare. One of the specialiststold them if they had known atbirth, there was treatment forit. Please pray for this family. Our sincere sympathy is ex tended to the family of Re becca Yake on the home-goingof her mother, Carmen Cam pano, who made her final jour ney. Also, our most sincere sym pathy is extended to the familyof Chris Thompson. Chrislived in our community andwas a member of our church,Fort Green Baptist. Visitationwill be 10-12 at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home this Sat urday. Services will beimmediately following. Burialwill be at Paynes Creek. Everyone was glad to see Uncle Bo Hendry last Sunday.With him were his daughterand grandchildren, Hunter andSkylar. My rain tree is in full bloom and is beautiful. I amtruly blessed with so manyflowers, but my neighbor,Faye Chancey, always has themost beautiful bill burgess. Iam sure they have anothername, but that is what I wastold they were when ElisabethBumby gave me several plantsyears ago. We have a tremendous long list of new people needingprayer. Mary Bargeron willhave eye surgery on the 10thof this month. Barbara Bran non’s daughter will have sur gery on Oct. 8. Last report Ihad, Tracy Powell will havesurgery on Oct. 15. RubenMcQuaig is suffering from se vere back pain. Linda Albritton is sched uled for a hospital visit on Oct.26 and that far in advance usu ally means surgery but wasnot told. Patsy Hughes had hersurgery and is now facing abattle getting cured. That iswhere prayer comes in and wemust all stay diligent in pray ing for all of these. Janie and Clark Pearson were visitors at Fort Green lastSunday morning. Theywanted to thank us for prayersin the healing of Clark. Thedoctor had told Janie no help,but the Lord knew better andtoday Clark is cancer-free. I added our names to the Do Not Call list mentioned inlast week’s paper. We get somany scam calls, one was Iwon the Publishing ClearingHouse $5000 a week for therest of my life. The man eventold me his name and his su pervisor’s name and, ofcourse, they wanted money.They kept decreasing theamount of money I wouldneed to send and finally I toldhim don’t call me any moreuntil you are driving down theroad with a bunch of redroses! Sherman also gets crazy ones! Here’s hoping being onthe Do Not Call list will help. Lee and Chrysta Chancey and Avie and Allen Eures wereamong the ones attending theclass reunion last week in PortCharlotte. I know there wereplenty of others who gatheredto celebrate, but these are theonly ones who live in ourcommunity. I was told therewere over 70 in attendanceand they all had a super time. Don’t forget the 69th an nual Hardee County Farm Bu reau meeting will be nextweek on the 11th. I personallythink everyone who lives in afarming community should bea member! Please pray for each other and especially our nation.Anyone watching the at tempted nomination of theSupreme Court justice couldsee how much hatred is in ourcountry. Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 The New Jerusalem Church of God will be selling home made sweet potato and pump kin pies to raise money for itsair-conditioning system. Thechurch is located at 1514 Lin coln St. in Wauchula. Regular and sugar-free pies are available. To order, call781-0982. Ordering deadlineis Oct. 13. Pies will be deliv ered. –––––– The deadline for Church Newssubmissions is Thursday at 5for the next edition. Church News Don’t Be Left Out!HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM On This Day:• In 1636 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted • In 1648 Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's 1st volunteer fire serv ice• In 1675 Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens patents the pocket watch• In 1927 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore (works on till 1941)

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A13H ARDEE L IVING soc10:4c 4-City NewsBy Henrietta Benson 448-6737 Greater Macedonia Primi tive Baptist Church, Elder E. Reed, 607 Palmetto St., Bowling Green, convened its 105th annual Church Anniversary Celebration weekly in Septem ber. Theme: Standing on Gods Promises. Motto: For Thus It Stands, in Luke 1:45. Community Sunday School was conducted by Superin tendent Mother Barbara Barnes. Guest churches: Chester Grove MB Church and St. John AME Church. Worship service at 11 was Power House Ministries Inter national, Pastor Terrance Flemmings of Tampa (guest church). Sister Miracle Thompson welcome, Mother Betty Snelling words of thanks. Dinner served at Chester Grove MB Church. The History of the Church, as we hear, that the Rev. Prine Fisher and his wife, Sister Hattie Fisher, purchased the land and organized Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in 1913. Rev. Fisher pastored for 16 years, after ward Rev. J.P. Ash was called as pastor along with his wife, Sister Susie Ash. Rev. Ash, led by God, built the former church building and pastored for 25 years. After Rev. Ash resigned, they moved to Sarasota in 1954. The church then called the Rev. E.J. Thomas, wife Sister Bertha Thomas. He pas tored Macedonia until his health failed him in 1963. Next the church called Rev. Byrd in 1964, and he pastored for nine years. Then, the Rev. Renza McCarter along with wife Mother Rachel McCarter of Fort Myers. At this time was the rebuilding of the church he pastored for 20 years. On July 15, 1993, the Lord and Savior called Rev. Mc Carter to rest from his work here upon this earth. On the second Sunday of January 1996, the Rev. Luis W. Sher man of St. Petersburg became the pastor, until May 26, 1996. Then on Oct. 9, 1996, Mace donia PB Church officially called Elder Bernard Wright as pastor along with his wife, Mother Jackie G. Wright. On Sept. 8, 2000, Macedonias named was changed to Greater Macedonia PB Church Inc. Elder Wright pastored there until Nov. 13, 2016, when he officially resigned. After serval interim pastors, much prayer and fasting, Greater Macedonia called now-pastor Elder Emanuel Reed. He was installed July 23, 2017. Elder Reed just ended his first-year anniver sary celebration. The church membership is increasing. Deceased members included five pastors, five dea cons, 12 mothers, 11 brothers and 20 sisters. Rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Amotes Louis Inelus, born Dec.12, 1938. Sunset: Sept. 11, 2018. Service was at New Mt. Zion AME Church, Wauchula. Louis was born in Port De Paix, Haiti, and lived in Haiti until 1981, then moved to Florida. He was a police office in Haiti for 20 years. Louis was well known in the community as a very sweet individual; he was loved by everyone that knew him. He was often seen walking, smiling and waving to people he knew and didnt know, always smiling. Order of service, Ladarius Pace and Owen Faulk Jr. and eulogy, Alexander Jackson Jr. Taijaeous Blandin, Neker Inelus, Floyd Whitley, Lee Thomas and Ladarius Pace were honorary pallbearers. Women Encouraging Women presented the glory of The Lord is Here Part II on Sept. 28, hosted by Endtime Crossroad Ministry, with Prophetess JeKalyn Carr. Guest speaker: Host Sheryl Kelly, Overseer Deloris Williams, Guest Psalmist Veronica Price. All at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center in Wauchula. Due to weather the Monday evening City Wide Mission was canceled. Deepest sympathy to Is abelle E. Fitchett and family during the loss of their loved one, Sonny Fitchett Jr., on Friday evening. He was Isabelles brother. The 2018 Fall Festival sponsored by the Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Committee will be on Satur day, Oct. 20, at the Bowling Green Depot and Centanino Park. Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Churchs fourth annual Pink Out Weekend is Saturday, Oct. 13. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Shirlyon Joyce McWhorter. Its at Polk Street Community Cen ter, 1225 Polk St., Bartow. For information contact First Lady Mae Farley at (863) 393-8071. St. John MB Church Rev. Shawn Jackson of Frostproof rendered the 3 p.m. annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 23, at St. Paul MB Church. Fifth Sunday Service at 5 was in Winter Haven at the Open Door Church of God and True Holiness, Bishop Joe Lewis, pastor. In attendance were Power House Outreach Ministries, Bishop Smith of Bowling Green. Early release is Friday at all Hardee schools. The annual Homecoming Parade is Friday at 2:30 p.m. along downtown Main Street. Then comes the 7:30 p.m. kickoff game, Hardee Wildcats vs. Bartow Yellow Jackets. George Ryals and wife Adella and a friend left Thurs day for Augusta, Ga., to visit with Michael and Chana Richardson and sons. Friday was Keyon Browns 23rd birthday celebration. Happy birthday. He is attend ing the University of Georgia. Saturday was a Family Day for the Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium in in Athens. Score was Ga. 38 and Tenn. 12. The Hardee Wildcats won the Friday night game vs. Lemon Bay Manta Rays from Englewood at Wildcat Sta dium 21-0. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Edna Ruth Smith, 72, who passed on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Michi gan. Visitation and service were Saturday at Robarts Gar den Chapel, Wauchula. Pastor Mike Graham of Real Life Church officiated. Interment was at Bowling Green Ceme tery. Mosaic provided a great night for the Wildcats Fan Appreciation Night. The welcome table had lots of spirit items: buttons, fans, bags, flags, pencils, and blue Mosaic cups with Good for One Free Drink. Happy birthday to my class mate, Gloria J. Faulk, who was honored on her day with an outing at Hallbacks in Lake land with family and friends. Delicious dinner and dancing. Please pray for the sick, shut-in, our nation, the ones that are protecting us. Remem ber those in the hospital, nurs ing centers. COURTESY PHOTO Eight students in the Honors Program at South Florida State College have been awarded the Edward K. Roberts Book Scholarship: Nicholas Fischer, Lisandro Her nandez, Cambrie Landress, Jami Mercer, Leticia Jauregui, Robert Bobby Brown, Peyton Roberts and Anthony Zepeda. Students earning the merit-based scholarship receive $250 in the form of a credit they can use for textbooks at the campus store. I am very proud of these honors students, whose commitment to excellence has earned them this book scholarship, said Dr. Charlotte Pressler, Honors Program director. In the Honors Program, I have two future pharmacists, three future engi neers (mechanical, civil, and unmanned aerial systems) and one future attorney, she noted. Shown (from left) are Pressler with students Fischer, Hernandez, Lan dress and Zepeda. Not pictured: Mercer, Jauregui, Brown and Roberts. BOOK SCHOLARSHIP PHOTO BY JIM KELLYBob Shayman, Hardee County superintendent of schools, spoke to the Hardee County Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Java Cafe. He said this year's graduation rate at Hardee High School has risen to 72.3 percent, and the goal is to keep improving. Eight percent of Hardee County adults have a four-year college degree. Test scores in Hardee schools are up. Hardee was one of only three school districts in Florida with all certified teachers at the beginning of the school year. Hardee was one of four districts in the state with a full staff of bus drivers at the start of the school year. Hardee has 232 students in home school, and those students are eligible to participate in public school activities. Shayman said he loves his job and praised students, teachers and support staff. He praised deputy school superintendent Todd Durden. Shayman said the school district worked hard to re cruit new teachers including out-ot-state trips. Hardee offers teachers a friendly and encouraging environment. Student-led prayers are common, he said. From left are Bob Shayman, Todd Durden, and Rev. Wendell Smith. GOOD SCHOOLS REPORT PHOTO BY JIM KELLYState Attorney Brian Haas spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Java Cafe. His office, which includes Hardee, Polk and Highlands coun ties, handled 41,000 cases last year, from shoplifting to first degree murder. His of fice fights for the rights of crime victims. Criminals who prey on children deserve long prison sentences, he said. His office works with kids in nuisance crimes through youth diversion designed to keep them from becoming career criminals. The elderly are targets for being ripped off by economic crimes. Watch out for text messages and emails. Be careful what information and records you throw away and use a shredder if possible. Business owners--do not let your guard down. His office handles a lot of violent crimes and drug trafficking cases. From left are incoming club president Kyle Long, Brian Haas, and local assistant state attorneys Hannah Potter, David Stamey and Eddie Flood who work at the Wauchula office. STATE ATTORNEY SPEAKS The Wednesday Musicale of Wauchula has announced its program schedule for the upcoming club year. We are especially excited about our first program this year, said Dr. Sylvia Collins, club president. Our first event will offer a good meal along with a night of entertainment and fun. The club will gather at the Panda Restaurant in Wauchula on Oct. 13 for dinner and music with Elvis. All members of the club are invited along with guests who enjoy a good time. To assure seating for that evening, call Ray Gill at 7733553 and leave a message to reserve your spot. Monthly programs begin in November and continue through May. A wide variety of music to suit every taste is on the schedule. Members are encouraged to attend and guests are always welcome. Anyone who appreciates good music will find the selections and variety appealing. The Wednesday Musicale is a member of the Florida Fed eration of Music Clubs as well as the National Federation. The club has a long-standing reputation here for excellence and variety in programs that present local talent to the com munity. One of its most important functions is the awarding of scholarships to graduating sen iors pursuing music in higher education. You may donate to the scholarship fund at every meeting or you may make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one at any time. Contact Gill at the above num ber for more information.Wednesday Musicale Kicks Off Season With Elvis Show

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Herald-AdvocateThursday, October 4, 2018 B THE By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Hardee Wildcats overcame a rusty start to the game after the bye week and three early fumbles before going on to beat Lemon Bay 21-0, improving to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in district play. Hardees defense pitched its fourth shutout in five games this season by holding the Manta Rays to just 47 yards of total offense and al lowing only four first downs. Head Coach Brian Kemp was glad to get the victory and said the team will work on cleaning up the fumbles and he wants to see his offense get off to quicker starts. He said he spoke to the team at halftime and was pleased with how the offense responded in the second half after being held scoreless the first two quarters. The defense plays with a good edge the entire game and our offense needs to work on the slow starts, he said. This week the Wildcats welcome a beaten down Bartow team as its homecoming oppo nent before three straight district games loom to determine Hardees goal of winning a thirdstraight district championship. The Yellow Jackets are 0-6 for the season and are coming off a 57-0 defeat against Lakeland on Friday night. Hardee traveled to Bar tow last year and beat them 47-0. Kemp said the team would not take Bartow lightly. He said they have some talented players and the Yellow Jackets have played some really strong teams, which he feels has contributed to their winless record. Lemon Bay received to start the game and had its best drive of the night come to an end at Hardees goal line when cornerback Myron Refoure undercut the Manta Ray receiver and intercepted the pass at returned it out to the 15. Hardee drove into Lemon Bay territory and picked up four first downs before James Pear son dropped the snap and Lemon Bay recov ered. The Manta Rays took over and had to punt after three plays. Refoure fielded the punt and broke two tack les before racing 70 yards for a touchdown but a blocking penalty negated the nifty return. After picking up one first down, Pearson was sacked on back to back plays and Hardees of fense had to punt the ball away. Lemon Bay took over at its 26 yard line when Trenton Roberson got in the backfield and caused a fumble which was recov ered by Ariel Whiters for the Wildcats at the Lemon Bay 25. The Wildcats offense had to settle for a 42yard field goal try by Damien Rodriquez which was no good. Hardees defense forced another three-andout and the offense took over with 6:30 left in the opening half at the Lemon Bay 42. Jean St. Louis ripped off first down runs of 13 and 17 yards before Hardee attempted a 28yard field goal which was missed by Rodriquez and they went to the locker room tied at zero. Hardee received to start the second half and Pearson ripped off a 30 yard run after faking a handoff to get the drive started. He then found Quintin Lindsey open for a 10-yard completion to move the chains. Ellis Hodges took the next handoff around the right end for a 25-yard touchdown run. Hardee elected to go for two and the pass at tempt from Pearson fell incomplete so Hardee led 6-0 with 9:12 left in the third quarter. Lemon Bay took over and Hardees stingy defense forced another three-and-out and the offense started at the Lemon Bay 46. Pearson dropped back and found Lindsey open in the left flat on a receiver screen play and he caught the pass and raced up field and passed all the Manta Rays defenders for a 42yard touchdown. Lindsey was Hardees leading receiver haul ing in six passes for 114 yards. Hardee went for two and scored but a holding penalty backed the offense up to the 13. The Wildcats elected to go for two again and Pearson found Issac Moreno open in the end zone to put Hardee up 14-0 with 6:32 left in the third quarter. Refoure intercepted his second pass of the game on Lemon Bays next possession but a roughing the passer penalty negated the turnover before the defense forced another punt. Hardees offense took over from its 37 and Pearson threw to Lindsey for three straight first downs before Hodges ran untouched up the middle for a 15-yard touchdown. Rodriquez made the PAT and Hardee led 210 with 11:33 left in the game. Hardee fumbled on its last two possessions of the game and the defense only allowed one first down to Lemon Bay during the fourth quarter. Kemp said the team will stick to its normal routine and will not let all the Homecoming festivities be a distraction this week. I told the players Home coming isnt for us, he said. We are the show. Peo ple come to see us play.Wildcats Win, 21-0; Homecoming Friday COURTESY PHOTOSIssac Moreno sacks the Lemon Bay quarterback. Hardees defense once again proved to tuff for the opponent in route to its four shutout in five games this sea son. Defensive back Myron Refoure undercuts the Lemon Bay receiver and positions himself for an interception. Ellis Hodges celebrates a 25-yard touchdown run. James Pearson celebrates a long first-down run. Quintin Lindsey caught a short pass along the left sideline before leaving the de fenders in his wake as he raced 42 yards for the touchdown.

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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 www.jimseerealty.com James V. See, Jr., Broker Rick KnightRealtor Associates Rick Knight ............... (863) 781-1396 Dusty Albritton ........... (863) 781-0161 Shane Conley ............. (863) 781-9664 Justin Smith ................ (863-781-3432 John ONeal ............... (863) 381-2535 Karen ONeal............ (863) 781-7633 Brandi Maldonado............ (863) 414-3349 cl10:4cLovely 3/2 home off SR 62 on 2.5 ac, outbuildings...$275,000 Custom 4/3 home on private road in Sebring$215,000 Historic 3/2 home in Fort Meade$89,900 1+ 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 4/3 CB home with studio apt$169,000 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$110,000 .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 2/1 mobile home in Avon Park$29,500 4.37 ac comm/res w/double 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 cl10:4cNOTICE OF SALE October 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Personal property in the following units will be sold to the highest bidder to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Statute 83.801 through 83.809. Contents may include household items, clothing, closed cartons, etc. The sell will take place on October 16, 2018 at Convenient Mini Storage, 5106 U.S. Highway 17 N., Bowling Green, FL. Unit 11 Eric Flores Unit 22 Joyce Andrews Unit 31 Deborah L. Waters Unit 36 Ryan Rylott Unit 41 Paul Heath Van Sickle cl9:27-10:11c REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o ou u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-45775220 Hwy 17N Bowling Green (across from BP)Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS cl9:13tfc HELP WANTEDFirst United Methodist church is seeking a part time administrative assistant. Submit resume by Monday, October 8 to 207 North 7th Avenue, Wauchula or email it to wauchulachurch@gmail.com. Contact Pastor Danielle Upton at 773-4267 for any additional information. cl9:27-10:4cHARDEECARCOMPANY(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 cl5:25tfcFREE 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 33825cl5:4tfcJ. Guerra, LLC is hiring 40 farmworkers to harvest citrus crops in Hardee, Highlands, Polk, DeSoto, Hendry, Glades, Osceola, and Charlotte Counties in FL for a temporary period starting on 11/15/2018 and ending on 06/01/2019. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stoop ing, and reaching. The worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18 to 20' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Drug testing and back ground checks may occur during the interview process. Workers must be able to lift and carry 80-100lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10790876. cl10:4,11p A-1 SAFARI GLASS 300 N. Florida Ave. Wauchula863-773-3434Now offering AUTO WINDOW TINTING in the Hardee County area. Let us help you beat the summer heat. Call for a FREE quote.For All Your Glass NeedsCommercial Residential AutoLicense # SCC131151430 Insuredcl10:4c 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 Lacey Webb863-773-4101204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, 33873 cl10:4c Shopping around for car insurance? Don't.Let your local independent agent shop for you, and find the coverage you need.Lagunita Harvesting, LLC is hiring 24 farmworkers to harvest citrus crops in Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties in FL for a temporary period starting on 10/24/2018 and ending on 05/15/2019. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. The worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18 to 20' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Drug testing and background checks may occur during the interview process. Workers must be able to lift and carry 70lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10784799. cl10:4,11p Hills Auto World Dan 735-01 883505 US HWY17 S ZOLFOSPRINGS375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra Jimmy DIESEL INJECTION REPAIR Pumps, turbos and injectors. Removal and instillation avail able, 863-381-0538. 2:8-1:17p WANTED: Experienced Leverman Maintenance Mechanic Foreman/Supervisor Electri cian Experienced Boatman Deckhand Welder for local dredging company with several years of work with projects at Mosaic. MSHA training a plus. Must pass background/drug test. EOE/ DFW. Contact by email: guy@floridadredge.com 813-634-2517 10:4-25c LONG-HAUL DRIVER needed, pay 25% of load, zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. Jose 863781-7628 or Billy 786-637-1179. 9:27,10:4p 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. 9:27-1:3p 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 SuperMatt.Lisa@outlook.com. 8:9tfc Help Wanted Agriculture FREE TO GOOD FARM: 8 week old beautiful black and white speckled rooster. I live in town and can only have hens. 863375-4797. 10:4dh FOUND: MALE CHIHUAHUA on Third Ave. between Main & Palmetto,Wauchula, 850-261-4796. 10:4nc 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 FREE TO GOOD FARM: 8 week old beautiful black and white speckled rooster. I live in town and can only have hens. 863375-4797. 10:4dh 1/2 PRICE SALE, 2 Cemetery plots, side-by-side in Wauchula Cemetery, asking $600. 863-712-8853. 9:27-10:25p 16X60 MOBILE HOME for sale 863-873-6626. Call after 7pm 9:6-10:4p Mobile Homes Miscellaneous Lost/Found Livestock 3/2 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE home $49,000 includes lot and all improvements. Ready to move in $4,000 down $462 monthly. No credit needed, owner financing. Call Paulita 863-675-8888. 9:13-10:11p 3/2 NEW DOUBLEWIDE ON lot in Charlie Creek $89,900. $4,500 down with credit score of 575 or higher. Very easy approval. Call Paulita 863-675-8888. 9:13-10:11p 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE LOCATED on a lot in Charlie Creek $5,000 down $492 monthly, no credit needed, owner financing. Call Paulita 863-675-8888. 9:13-10:11p 3/2 LARGE DOUBLEWIDE FOR only $64,900 including lot $5,000 down. $568 monthly, no credit needed. Call Paulita 863-6758888. 9:13-10:11p ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new one, the City of Wauchula invites you to come and see if you can find the pet youre looking for. The Wauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Please call 863-773-3265 for more information. tfc-dh ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogs sold in Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have an official health certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites. tfc-dh Pets Mobile Homes ULLRICHS STORAGE UNITS, several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. & Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 10:4c 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 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 Services Rentals

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3– T HE C LASSIFIEDS – THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUBcollects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave.tfc-dhDO YOU HAVE a problem withdrugs? Narcotics Anonymousmeets Monday, Thursday andFriday night 7:00 p.m. at FirstUnited Methodist Church, at thecorner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula.tfc-dhIS 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 Services Noon Tuesday Deadline for all yard sale ads. MULTI-FAMILY, FRIDAY (10/5),Saturday (10/6), 3206 SteveRoberts Special, Zolfo. Furni ture, Home Interior, dishes, bed ding, toys and lots more. 9:27,10:4p HUGE MULTI-FAMILY Saturday,7:30-?, Cobb Construction, Hwy.17, next to Burger King. Furni ture, home decor, clothing andshoes of all sizes, kids items, etc. Treasures galore!! 10:4cMOVING SALE, FRIDAY, Satur day, 8-?. Furniture, lots of items.1060 Knollwood Circle, Wauchula. 10:4pFRIDAY, SATURDAY, 301 Geor gia, Wauchula. 8-? Clothes, 82” TV, misc. 10:4pMULTI-FAMILY, Saturday, 8-12noon. 1180 Knollwood Circle.Kids, women, men clothing, crib, stroller, lots more.10:4pSATURDAY, 8-? Lots of stuff.5165 Martin Luther King, Bowl ing Green.10:4pFRIDAY ONLY 8-2. Girls, boys,ladies and mens clothes, gener ator, shelves and more. 647 Cypress St., Wauchula. 10:4p Yard Sales 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: mark33862@gmail.com Listings: www.advantagehighlands.com Rentals: www.advantagehighlands.net 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 YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 • Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26” WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions T ERRY M IKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfc CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINE IS TUESDAY AT NOON C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g I I n n O O c c t t o o b b e e r r : : • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month • American Pharmacist Month • Apple Jack Month • Breast Cancer Awareness Month • Clergy Appreciation Month • Computer Learning Month • Cookie Month • Domestic Violence Awareness Month • Eat Country Ham Month • International Drum Month • National Diabetes Month $ 10,450 Off! And No Dealer Fees! We are making room for the all new 2019 Ram trucks that are coming infrom the factory. We have 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Eco Diesel 4x4 truckswith a huge discount! If you do not need a truck come in and save morethan $6,000 off on our brand new 2018 Chrysler 300’s! We have a widevariety of new Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep vehicles. A great selectionof low mileage Certified Pre-owned local trade ins are also available. Bringin this ad and ask for Ciro Molina Jr to get a chance for more disc ounts available off any vehicle we have in stock. Wells Motor Company Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram • Avon Park 1600 US HWY 27 S Avon Park, Fl 33825 (Before South Florida State College on the right side of Hwy 27 across from Raceway Gas Station) Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mon – Fri 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Sat Closed Sunday Ciro Molina Jr. 10:4c First Baptist Children’s Academy Salary $30,000 –$40,000 Now accepting employment applications for thedirector’s position through October 26, 2018, oruntil position is filled. Applicants must demon strate leadership, supervisory, and administrativeskills to manage the academy as well as promotespiritual, emotional, physical, social, and cogni tive development of each child. Applicants mustprofess Jesus Christ as Savior and possessChristian maturity. Preferences include: Twoyears of previous Director experience; Degreewith emphasis in early childhood education/childdevelopment; experience as classroom teacherin preschool/day care. Active DCF Director’s cer tification will be considered.Candidates should apply in person or by mail to:First Baptist Church Children’s Academy, 1570West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873; or byemail to mhernandez@fbcwauchula.org For questions call (863) 773-9185. DCF License #C10HA0517 cl9:27,10:4c NOW HIRING INTELLIGENT INDUCTEES COURTESY PHOTO North Wauchula Elementary School’s Honor Society installed new officers and inducted new members into thechapter for this academic year. Qualifications for membership are based upon the four pillars of the organiza-tion: scholarship, responsibility, service and leadership. IS THERE A … COURTESY PHOTO … doctor in the house? Yes! And some teachers, a zoologist, an artist and an athlete, too! So say these firstgraders in Kim Davis' class at Wauchula Elementary School, who made and presented projects on what theywant to be when they grow up. They have big plans and are goal getters! PARENT NIGHT COURTESY PHOTO Wauchula Elementary School held its first Parent Night of the year last Thursday. While parents and guardianscame to learn about the expectations for their children's grade levels, students got to spend time playing outsidewith their friends.

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CHURCHSCHEDULE APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 310 Orange Street 773-1017 Sunday Service .................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ............7:00 p.m. CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH 708 W. Grape Street Sunday Morn. Worship .......8:00 a.m. Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study Night Chidren & Youth ................4:30 p.m. Adult Class .........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 3950 Aurora Avenue 375-2864 Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Youth Group Sunday ........6:00 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD 121 West Broward St. 375-2231 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ............... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday .........................7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE POWER OUTREACH CHURCH 725 Palmetto Street Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Empowerment Class ............................ 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship 1stSunday .....................5:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy. 17 N 375-2253 SUNDAY: Bible Study .........................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Childrens Church ............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ....... .........6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Youth (7th-12th grade) .......6:00 p.m. Adult Discipleship Train. ...6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 4-3rd grade)6:30 p.m. BOLD (4th-6th grade) ........6:30 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2875 Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening .................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH 140 E. Main Street 836-273-7576 Sunday Morning Worship .10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ............7:30 p.m. GATEWAY CHURCH(formerly Faith Assemly of God)4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4000 Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ...........7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto Street 375-3226 Church School ....................9:30 a.m. Morning Service ...............11:00 a.m. Evening Service .................7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ....7:00 p.m. Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. 6:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 4315 Chester Avenue 773-4089 Misa (Espanol) Sunday ......7:00 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAISE JOHN 3:163920 Murray Road 863-582-6716Sunday ..............................10:30 a.m. ............................................6:30 p.m. Wednesday ............. ............7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion .11:00 p.m. Martes Estudio Biblico .......7:00 p.m. Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .7:00 p.m. Jueves De Predicacion .......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street 445-0290 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .............. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ...............6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. 781-5887 Sense Sunday ....................11:00 a.m. Making Sense of the Non-Sense Sunday Bread of Life .........3:15 p.m. 2nd Sunday Communion ..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. 375-3208 Sunday ..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ..............................7 p.m. Friday ......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom. ....9:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion ......5:00 p.m. Miercoles Servico ..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 375-4032 Morning Service ...............10:30 a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School .......9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club. ..........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop 448-2831 Martes: Oracion ..................7:00 p.m. Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica ...7:00 p.m. Domingo: Servicio ...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School ....... .............9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane 863-245-2371 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer .................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road 773-3052 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Englishg Service ...............11:30 a.m. General Worship Service ....1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ............7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS 615 Rainey Blvd. 941-755-8600 Mybayside.church Sunday Services .................8:15 a.m. ....................10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Fusion (6th 8th grade) ..................... ................Duing all Sunday Services Wednesday Epic (9th 12th grade) ... ............................................6:30 p.m. CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP 773-0427 Celebration Service ... .......10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m. Youth Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m. Childrens Cell Group ........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Rd. 64 East 773-3447 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wesnesday Childrens Ministry ......... ............................................5:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship ...........6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 240 Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class ......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting .............9:00 a.m. Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Priesthood .........................11:00 a.m. ELEVATE COMMUNITY CHURCH 529 West Main Street (Robarts Funeral Home Chapel) Sunday Service .................11:00 a.m. Weekly Life Groups ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 908 Martin Luther King Ave 773-0160 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Service ...............11:30 a.m. Evening Service .................7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath 7:30 p.m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night) .7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Avenue 773-2105 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper .............6:15 p.m. Wed. Youth Fellowship ......7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Avenue 773-3800 Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Childrens Chuch ..............10:40 a.m. Evening Service .................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main Street 773-4182 SUNDAY: Bible Study for all ages ......9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Childrens Chiors (PK-Grade 4) .................. 5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. NEST Backyard (PK-Grade 4) .................. 6:30 p.m. Club 56 .............................. 6:00 p.m. Youth Group (Grades 7-12)6:00 p.m. Church Orchestra .............. 5:15 p.m. Adult Choir ....................... 6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243 SUNDAY: Generations Caf Open ..... ................ .................................9:00-10:20 a.m. Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade ...........10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast .......................10:30 a.m. Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th) ..........................10:30 a.m. Worship Service ...............10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY: Generations Caf Opens .................... ....................................5:15-6:15p.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th grade ..............5:45 p.m. Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade .........6:30-7:30 p.m. Adutl Bible Studies ....6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto Street Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Service ...............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Avenue 773-6556 Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m. Morning Service ...............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................4:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Avenue 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship .........9:15 a.m. Sunday School ............. .......9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner ...5:30 p.m. Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming ............................................6:30 p.m. FLORIDAS FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 www.flfirstag.org Sun. Community Groups ....9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Family Night Wednesday ...7:00 p.m. Ministry for all ages! FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA FUENTE DE VIDABilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges311 Goolsby St. 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo ..............10:30 a.m. Wednesday/Mircoles ........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service ..10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Service .........6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth .......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night in the Word ..7:00 p.m. Wed. Extreme Kids ............7:00 p.m. Thursday Prayer .................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion ................7:00 p.m. Jueves Clase Biblica ........7:00 p.m. Viernes Servicio ...............7:30 p.m. Domingo Servicio ..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School .................10: 00 a.m. Evening Service .................6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night) ..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos ...........................6:00 p.m. Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica ......................10:00 a.m. Servicio .............................11:00 a.m. Lunes Oracion ....................6:00 p.m. Miercoles Servicio .............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAHS WITNESSES 155 Altman Road 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service ...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service .................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening ...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. 773-6622 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Service ...............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.MINISTERIO INTERNACIONALCambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service ............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. 773-2929 Sunday Service .................10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ....6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue 781-5887 Sense Saturday ...................3:00 p.m. Making Sense of the Non-Sense The Bread of Life ...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East 773-2101 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper ...6:00 p.m. Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue 863-657-2253 Sunday School ....................9:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise ..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service .4:00 p.m. Allen Christian Endeavor ...4:00 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study .....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m. Wednesday .........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue 773-6947 Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street 735-0321 www.ogbcwauchula.org Sunday Schedule: Bible Study for All Ages ....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: M&M Kids Klub ...............6:00 p.m. Youth Group .......................6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1st& 3rdSun. Worship/Communion .....9:00 a.m. 2nd& 4thSun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m.** Fellowship each Sunday after servicePROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road 452-1281 Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m. Worship Service ................11:00 a.m. Wed. Evening Prayer ..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English) ....5:00 p.m. (Spanish) .....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English) .................8:30 a.m. (Spanish) ................11:30 a.m. (Creole) ...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo ...........................9:45 a.m. Daily Mass in English ........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street 773-9068 Sabbath School ...................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting ..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue 773-4368 Sunday School .......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service .........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training ..7:30 p.m. Thurs. Youth Bible Study ...7:00 p.m. Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ...................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville RoadChurch 735-0871 Pastor 385-7867Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street 735-1200 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union ...................5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHCorner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544Gospel Music ....................10:30 a.m. Worship Service ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road 832-7829 Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. Worship .............................11:00 a.m. Evening ..............................1:00 p.m. Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet .7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. 781-5887 M-F Family Services ..........8:00 a.m. Sense Friday .......................3:00 p.m. Making Sense of the Non-Sense Friday Bread of Life ...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House RoadChurch 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Childrens Church ............10:00 a.m. Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ..........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service byThe Herald-AdvocateDeadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Avenue East Escuela Dominical ............10:00 a.m. Servicio del Domingo .......11:00 a.m. ............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles .......7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday .......................10:30 a.m. Evening Service .................6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday ..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service .................11:00 a.m. ST. PAULS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. 735-0636 Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service ...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica .............10:00 a.m. Servicio .............................11:00 a.m. Pioneer Club .................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche ..........7:00 p.m. Mierecoles Merienda ..........6:00 p.m. Servicio ..............................8:00 p.m. Sabado Liga de Jovenes .....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy Barber Hwy. 66 East P.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN Wow! said an associate as a group of us left a restaurant after a dinner meeting. That was a really good meal! Good? questioned another. What do you mean good? Thats one of the worst meals Ive ever paid for. It was horrible! Not so fast, said another. Part of it was really bad and part was fairly good. At least, thats my opinion. Good is in the eye of the beholder. You and I might experi ence the same event together as the meal mentioned above but have entirely different opinions about it. But when the author of Psalm 100 was ending his thoughts about God, he said, For the Lord is good and His love endures forever. He was convinced that God was good. In fact, this entire Psalm is written as a Psalm that expresses his reasons to give thanks to God. Years ago when the Anglo-Sax ons were converted to Christ they searched for a word in their lan guage that they could all agree upon that expressed the character of the divine Being of the Bible. They described stories of His faithfulness, His grace, His holi ness, His mercy, His power, His love, His salvation and asked, What one word will express all of these words? After a discus sion they all agreed: The good! And good is the old English word for God. When we look at the big picture of all that God has done for us, to us and in us, it is certainly appropriate for us to describe Him, as they did, as The Good. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.orgGuido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eB4 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 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. 30, Stephanie Michelle Miller, 45, of 709 Edwin Drive, Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sept. 30, Casie Marie Draganov, 42, of 4675 SR 66, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous and charged with simple assault. Sept. 30, a residence was burglarized on the 100 block of Bear Lane. Sept. 29, Kyle David Morris, 22, of 806 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with petit theft, probation violation and four counts of theft from a vending machine. Sept. 29, Daniel Martin Medrano, 35, of 1060 Sumner Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Beth Gainous and charged with battery. Sept. 29, a residence was burglarized on the 3900 block of Denver Avenue. Sept. 28, a theft was reported on the 200 block of Griffin Road. Sept. 28, a vehicle was stolen from the 2000 block of Heard Bridge Road. Sept. 28, a business was burglarized on the 1400 block of U.S. 17 North. Sept. 27, Emily Erin Slone, 21, of 17512 Fuchsia Road, Fort Myers, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with pro bation violation. Sept. 27, criminal mischief was reported on the 100 block of Manley Road. Sept. 27, thefts were reported on the 1800 block of Dishong Road and the 300 block of SR 62. Sept. 26, Larry McDonald, 21, of 3008 Colin Poucher Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics equipment, and two counts of probation violation. Sept. 26, Timothy Nekada Burks, 51, of 689 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on five capiases for failure to appear in court. Sept. 26, Jason Sanderson, 31, of 404 Lorraine Drive, Fort Myers, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and pos session of narcotics equipment. Sept. 25, Christopher Hodges, 33, of 3048 Brantwood Drive, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Alex Hipple and charged with two counts of probation violation. Sept. 25, Alexander Guadalupe Caballero, 31, of 834 S. Monroe Ave., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Edilberto Soto and charged with withholding child support. Sept. 25, thefts were reported on the 100 block of Arrow head Loop, the 600 block of Chamberlain Boulevard and the 600 block of SR 66. Sept. 24, Charity Lynn Webb, 26, of 310 Hancock Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Lyle Hart and charged with pro bation violation. Sept. 24, Curtis Lee Quimby, 53, of 510 Ohio Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Lyle Hart on an out-of-county warrant. Sept. 24, a residence was burglarized on the 8500 block of Chinook Road. Sept. 24, thefts were reported on the 8000 block of U.S. 17 South and the 2400 block of U.S. 17 North. WAUCHULA Sept. 29, a theft was reported on the 600 block of South Eighth Avenue. Sept. 29, criminal mischief was reported on the 500 block of Indiana Avenue. Sept. 28, James Sambrano, 34, of 607 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Cohen and charged with contempt of court. Sept. 28, shooting was reported on the 700 block of East Bay Street. Sept. 27, a theft was reported on the 100 block of West Oak Street. Sept. 27, criminal mischief was reported on the 400 block of Louisiana Street. Sept. 26, criminal mischief was reported on the 800 block of East Main Street. Sept. 25, Amanda Morris, 39, of 1030 Makowski Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Fort and charged with grand theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of syn thetic cannabis, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession of narcotics equipment, introducing contraband into a detention facility, and two counts of possession of drugs with out a prescription. Sept. 25, a theft was reported on the 100 block of West Oak Street. Sept. 24, a conveyance was burglarized on the 1100 block of South Sixth Avenue. BOWLING GREEN Sept. 28, criminal mischief was reported on the 800 block of Pleasant Way. As Seen From This SideBy Jerry Gray Wolf PhillipsWauchula I am not a doctor, but I discovered a way to drop a few pounds instead of buying arch supports. Don't buy and consume 12 quar ter-pounders or so-called big burgers per week for at least 12 weeks. You will not miss the trouble it had been to be able to clean yourself up and put on that favorite shirt without it getting stuck in your left armpit--300 pounds is not easy to carry, I know. The medicine I am on caused me to gain 130 pounds since leaving the hospital after surgery at 170 pounds even on liquid diets. I found the culprit and have stopped taking it. I'm down by 35 pounds. Thanks, Doc. I feel better, too. Listening to commercials on radio...is the phrase "wickedly awesome" the new phrase of "my bad" of several years ago? The state bird of Tennessee seems to be swarming like bees in Nashville. Building cranes keep sticking their long necks into the skyline. Gilley Crane is hard-pressed to keep up with de mands. The last time I was in Lakeland it appeared several had hatched out on the north side there also. In Alaska it is against the law to return bear cubs back into the wild. Instead, wildlife officers shoot them. One citizen took it upon his own to try raising them in as near their wild state as possible. To do this, a certain amount of human contact had to prepare them for the wild. Bears are not dumb. They pace their prey until they have them in position. So it was nor mal that the cubs learned man's habits and soon learned to signal with a paw, mostly asking for more. When no more was coming they turned very aggressive toward other bears. It is ironic the one thing they learned from man was to demand more. A Sunday School class was told to learn their favorite Bible verse, and Sunday morning the pastor asked them to come down and recite their verses. They got down to one little girl who stood proudly, straight ened her dress and announced "Palms 23, The Lord is my shepherd and that's all I need" and returned to her seat. Of all the words in Psalms 23 she said it all. In January and February I noticed six young guys and a girl doing exercises out back of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center. A few weeks ago I stopped by to get another Marine sticker, and these seven people were still there, doing even more strenuous exercises. I asked the sergeant about them. He said they had come to pre-join the military. Pre-join? They were juniors in high school, now seniors and due to the quota he had to work with, he wanted them to pass basic. Thus the exercise routine every day. That five-foot, two-inch girl was lifting an overweight boy who was just going to join the group. She has already been accepted as a U.S. Marine recruit after graduation. Seeing these young people who are willing to do these torturous exercises trying to qualify as defenders of my freedom gives me a chill similar to hearing the National Anthem. To think that those too sorry to defend their freedom being paid $15 an hour to demonstrate against the things that give them their right to do so make me angry enough to be sick on my stomach. What kind of parents would teach their kids to hate Amer ica? What are they being taught in the schools that twist their minds so? I know I am in Tennessee, the Volunteer State, where a third of our first responders are now in the Carolinas working along with the Cajun Navy (Louisiana and Texas Water Rescue Team) and 400 utility vehicles (and crews) restoring power to hospitals and city pumps. Just seeing young people who will become our leaders makes up for the riff-raff demonstrators. Proud to be Native American. NOTICE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD MEETINGThe Hardee County Value Adjustment Board will meet on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Hardee County School Boardroom, 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The Value Adjustment Board will meet to conduct public hearings for Value Adjustment Board Petitions. A list of all applicants for exemption and classifications, who have had their applications for exemption or classification wholly or partially approved, and a list of all applicants for exemption and classifications who have had their applications for exemption or classification denied, are available for public inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Hardee County Property Appraisers Office, 110 W. Oak Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The types of exemptions and classifications included in the above referenced list are as follows: Homestead, Se nior Homestead, Widows, Widowers, Disability, Non-Profit Religious, Literary, Scientific, Charitable, Agriculture, and Value. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact the County Managers Office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public hearing. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statute Chapters 196.194, 286.011, and 286.0105. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur pose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard. For more information, please call the Value Adjustment Board Clerk at 863-773-4174 ext. 7227 or the County Man agers Office at 863-773-9430. Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager 10:4cPUBLIC NOTICE The Office of Hardee County Emergency Management has scheduled a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) meeting on October 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., located at Emer gency Operations Center, 404 West Orange Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. The purpose of a local mitigation strategy is to reduce the human, environmental, and economic costs of disasters. Mitigation is any action taken to permanently reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and their property from the effects of disasters. The goal of the LMS meeting will be to identify specific steps to be taken to reduce the impacts of various nat ural hazards, the timing of those steps, potential funding sources, their priority within the community, and the en tities responsible for implementing each of them. Please come participate in this informative and impor tant public meeting. For more information, please call the Emergency Management Office at 863-773-6373. 9:27,10:4cHARDEE COUNTY EDC/IDA NOTICE OF MEETING The Hardee County Economic Development Council/ Industrial Development Authority will meet Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:30am at the Hardee County School Board Meeting Room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula Florida. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should contact 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 10:4c______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252010CA000237 DIVISION 37-D GMAT LEGAL TITLE TRUST 2014-1, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE Plaintiff, vs. TINA GRICE AKA TINA RENEE GRICE, TINA GRICE AKA TINA RENEE GRICE ON BEHALF OF HALEY SARAH-ELIZABETH GRICE, AND AS NATURAL GUARDIAN OF HALEY SARAHELIZABETH GRICE, A MINOR CHILD, TINA GRICE AKA TINA RENEE GRICE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HARRY L. GRICE JR. AKA HARRY LOWELL GRICE JR. AKA HARRY L. GRICE AKA HARRY GRICE, DECEASED, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pur suant to Final Judgment of Fore closure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 3, 2018, in the Circuit Court of Hardee County, Florida, Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell the property situated in Hardee County, Florida described as: THE EAST 230.95 FEET OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1985 COUN DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) CM356D18030A AND CM356D18030B & TITLE #S 22972285 AND 22972284 and commonly known as: 676 MAUDE RD, WAUCHULA, FL 33873; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures lo cated therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, All sales are held at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida (Second Floor Hallway outside of Room 202), on October 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.. Any persons claiming an in terest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the prop erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6 day of July, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Victoria L. Rogers By: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk10:4,11c______________________________ Notices ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 25-2018-CP-000088 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD ARTHUR WOOLSEY, Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of DONALD ARTHUR WOOLSEY, deceased, whose date of death was February 9, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hardee County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is PO Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: September 27, 2018. Robert D. Hines, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0413550 Hines Norman Hines, P.L. 1312 W. Fletcher Avenue, Suite B Tampa, FL 33612 Telephone: 813-265-0100 Email: rhines@hnh-law.com Secondary Email: jrivera@hnh-law.com SUZANNE WOOLSEY Personal Representative 7747 Brookside Way Zolfo Springs, FL 338909:27,10:4c______________________________

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B6 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Swimmers from more than a half dozen schools from acrossthe Heartland descended onWauchula on Friday and Sat urday (Sept. 28-29) for thetwo-day Wildcat Invitational. Both the Lady Wildcat and Wildcat squads returnedstrong team performances asthey glided to second placefinishes against a competitivepack of swimmers and divers. The boys earned 220 points to secure second behind adominant Sebring HighSchool squad that claimed firstwith 486 points. Avon Parkwas third with 209 points,Lake Placid was fourth with193 points, Lake Wales wasfifth with 147 points, and Bar tow was sixth with 104 points.Frostproof also fielded swim mers, but not enough for ateam score. The ladies in orange and blue secured a solid secondplace finish with 348 points asthey fell just short of LakePlacidÂ’s squad with 380points. Sebring was third with271.5 points, Bartow wasfourth with 231.5 points, AvonPark was fifth with 62 points,Frostproof was sixth with 32points, and Lake Wales wasseventh with 24 points. Sebring won the day with 757.5 total points, Lake Placidwas second with 573 points, and Hardee was third with 568total points. Bartow was fourthwith 335.5 points, Avon Parkwas fifth with 271 points,Lake Wales was sixth with 171points, and Frostproof wasseventh with 32 points. HardeeÂ’s swimmers and relay teams earned six individ ual first place finishes duringthe 24 event meet. Lahna Christian earned first in the 200 yard freestyle witha time of 2:19.06, and earnedfirst in the 100 yard freestylewith a time of 1:03.34. Renell Herrera was first in the 50 yard freestyle with atime of 27.89. Morgan Hellein earned first in the 100 yard butterfly witha time of 1:12.81. The team of Hellein, Han nah Ford, Herrera, and Chris tian earned first in the 50 yardfreestyle relay. The team of Herrera, Ford, Hellein, and Christian earnedfirst in the 400 yard freestylerelay with a time of 4:31.06. Individual Results: GirlÂ’s 50Y Medley Relay: 4th, Hardee (Abby Duke,Rachel Shaw, Emma Hays,and Cadee Richardson),2:24.22; and 7th, Hardee(Laynee Henry, Macey King don, Heidi Smith, and AryannaBurch), 2:33.01. BoyÂ’s 50Y Medley Relay: 6th, Hardee (Hunter Sellers, Kein Knight, JC Thomas, andGage Camacho), 2:11.52; and9th, Hardee (Trey Canary,Emery Smith, Joseph Wood,and Jake Stephens), 2:34.76. GirlÂ’s 200Y Freestyle: 1st, Lahna Christian, 2:19.06; 2nd,Hannah Ford, 2:31.04; 13th,Macey Kingdon, 2:51.23;16th, Laynee Henry, 2:57.44;17th, Haley Canary, 2:58.51;23rd, Mattie Wells, 3:03.40;27th, Hallie Poucher, 3:10.48;29th, Lexi Scheel, 3:24.22;31st, Tapanga Vickery,3:33.34; and 32nd, AundreaKerth, 3:37.40. BoyÂ’s 200Y Freestyle: 2nd, Hugh Pate, 2:07.44; 4th,Hunter Sellers, 2:24.16; and9th, Jake Stephens, 2:34.12. GirlÂ’s 200Y Individual Med ley: 3rd, Abby Duke, 2:47.82; 5th, Rachel Shaw, 2:57.05;6th, Emma Hays, 2:57.42;15th, Jordan Sperry, 3:32.24;and 19th, Aubrey Bragg,3:51.67. BoyÂ’s 200Y Individual Med ley: 5th, Kein Knight, 2:34.49; and 9th, Trey Canary, 2:46.24. GirlÂ’s 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Renell Herrera, 27.98; 2nd,Morgan Hellein, 28.19; 10th,Cadee Richardson, 23.96;13th, Rebekah Erekson, 33.99;14th, Katie Camacho, 34.69;16th, Heidi Smith, 35.29; 17th,Annie Mondragon, 37.02;24th, Chloe Deen, 39.57; 27th,Savanah Sperry, 40.63; 31st,Brooke Justesen, 41.76; and40th, Kaylee Ayers, 47.46. BoyÂ’s 50Y Freestyle: 3rd, Oren Crawford, 24.89; 10th,JC Thomas, 27.75; 19th, Raw son Aubrey, 30.65; 24th,Joseph Wood, 34.33; 26th,Marcos Velasco, 38.93; 27th,Miguel Vasquez, 40.01; 28th,Darious Yang, 40.33; 31st,Jacob Wood, 1:08.84; and32nd, Adrian Cepoudy,1:26.74. GirlÂ’s 1M Diving: 6th, Katie Camacho, 199.05; 7th, Re bekah Erekson, 172.50; 9th,Aryanna Burch, 166.25; and10th, Rachel Garland, 147.70. BoyÂ’s 1M Diving: 8th, Gage Camacho, 189.30. GirlÂ’s 100Y Butterfly: 1st, Morgan Hellein, 1:12.81; 11th,Heidi Smith, 1:40.83; 19th,Aubrey Bragg, 1:59.50; and21st, Tapanga Vickery,2:30.51. BoyÂ’s 100Y Butterfly: 5th, Oren Crawford, 1:11.70; and8th, JC Thomas, 1:19.50. GirlÂ’s 100Y Freestyle: 1st, Lahna Christian, 1:03.34; 3rd,Hannah Ford, 1:08.87; 14th,Cadee Richardson, 1:16.92;20th, Haley Canary, 1:19.87;22nd, Mattie Wells, 1:21.38;25th, Annie Mondragon,1:27.53; 27th, Aundrea Kerth,1:29.94; 31st, Savanah Sperry,1:34.72; and 40th, Kaylee Ayers, 1:47.33. BoyÂ’s 100Y Freestyle: 12th, Jake Stephens, 1:06.59; 19th,Joseph Wood, 1:19.11; 24th,Marcos Velasco, 1:29.92; 25th,Miguel Vasquez, 1:35.63; and26th, Darious Yang, 1:41.59. GirlÂ’s 500Y Freestyle: 2nd, Renell Herrera, 6:31.82; and5th, Emma Hays, 6:46.79. BoyÂ’s 500Y Freestyle: 2nd, Hugh Pate, 6:04.21; and 6th,Zack Durastanti, 6:38.14. GirlÂ’s 50Y Freestyle Relay: 1st, Hardee (Morgan Hellein,Hannah Ford, Renell Herrera,and Lahna Christian), 1:53.67;and 7th, Hardee (Macey King don, Cadee Richardson,Mckenzie Burch, and AryannaBurch), 2:10.91. BoyÂ’s 50Y Freestyle Relay: 3rd, Hardee (Jake Stephens,Oren Crawford, Hugh Pate,and Kein Knight), 1:47.02;and 9th, Hardee (Trey Canary,Gage Camacho, RawsonAubrey, and Zack Durastanti),1:59.78. GirlÂ’s 100Y Backstroke: 2nd, Abby Duke, 1:15.49; 7th,Aryanna Burch, 1:26.78; 9th,Laynee Henry, 1:27.00; 19th,Chloe Deen, 1:47.94; and25th, Savanah Svendsen,2:00.20. BoyÂ’s 100Y Backstroke: 6th, Hunter Sellers, 1:19.32; and9th, Trey Canary, 1:22:53. GirlÂ’s 100Y Breaststroke: 9th, Rachel Shaw, 1:30.35;11th, Macey Kingdon,1:32.83; 18th, Jordan Sperry,1:44.22; 20th, Rachel Garland,1:46.80; and 25th, LexiScheel, 2:10.08. BoyÂ’s 100Y Breaststroke: 2nd, Kein Knight, 1:15.54;18th, Emery Smith, 1:33.94;and 20th, Gage Camacho,1:39.92. GirlÂ’s 100Y Freestyle Relay: 1st, Hardee (Renell Herrera,Hannah Ford, Morgan Hellein,and Lahna Christian), 4:31.06;and 5th, Hardee (LayneeHenry, Jordan Sperry, RachelShaw, and Abby Duke), 5:01.30. BoyÂ’s 100Y Freestyle Relay: 2nd, Hardee (Oren Crawford,Hugh Pate, Hunter Sellers, andJC Thomas), 4:02.49; and 8th,Hardee (Rawson, Aubrey,Marcos Velasco, JosephWood, and Zack Durastanti),5:10.24. Combined Team Scores: 1st, Sebring, 757.5; 2nd, LakePlacid, 573, 3rd, HARDEE,568; 4th, Bartow, 335.5; 5th,Avon Park, 271; 6th, LakeWales, 171; and 7th, Frost proof, 32. GirlÂ’s Team Scores: 1st, Lake Placid, 380; 2nd,HARDEE, 348; 3rd, Sebring,271.5; 4th, Bartow, 231.5; 5th,Avon Park, 62; 6th, Frost proof, 32; and 7th, LakeWales, 24. BoyÂ’s Team Scores: 1st, Se bring, 486; 2nd, HARDEE,220; 3rd, Avon Park, 209; 4th,Lake Placid, 193; 5th, LakeWales, 147; and 6th, Bartow,104. VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING Abby Duke takes to the lanes for the Lady Wildcats. PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK Hunter Sellers swims the breaststroke for the Wildcats. Hugh Pate leaps into the water to start a lap for theWildcats. Hannah Ford, Lahna Christian, Renell Herrera, and Morgan Hellein took first in boththe 50 yard freestyle relay and the 400 yard freestyle relay. Christian also earnedfirst in the first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:19.06, and earned first inthe 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:03.34. COURTESY PHOTOS JC Thomas, Hunter Sellers, Oren Crawford, and Hugh Pate took second place inthe 100 yard freestyle relay. 10:4,11c

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 10:4p Legal Holiday NoticeWe will be closedMonday, October 8, 2017in observance of Columbus DayPlease transact your business with us with that in mind. 10:4cROBBYELLIOTTinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 www.directchevy.com 10:4c South Florida State College graduated eight students from its Firefighter Minimum Stan dards program during a Sept. 13 ceremony at the Highlands Campus in Avon Park. All eight students passed the state certification examination with the Bureau of Fire Stan dards & Training to become certified firefighters in Florida. Graduates are Nicholas K. Arnold, Gregory M. Carr, Elizabeth M. DeBree, Rome owanya L. Dunn, Jacob A. Figur, Deandre L. Marshall, Cord D. Rich and Jacob A. Servin. Four were recognized for special achievements: Servin for Most Heart, Carr for Most Improved, Arnold for Team Player/Peoples Leader and Cord Rich for Most Valuable. Guest speaker Assistant Chief Robert Weech of Polk County Fire Rescue addressed the graduates. Tonights a big night, and you should be con gratulating yourself and you should celebrate. But realize this is just a first step in a long, long jour ney. As you progress in your careers, find balance in life, he advised. Obviously, youre going to strive to be the best firefighter and public-ser vice agent that you can be. Also, commit to being the best father, the best mother, the best husband or wife you can be. When you achieve that bal ance, it will be well worth your while as you move for ward in your career. Weech told the graduates, Be someone who handles frustration well. I assure you, we dont always have good days. But the next call de serves that were doing our best. So, work at being well and a person who deals with frustration well. Also, strive to be a dedicated public service agent. Remember what youre there to do at all times serve the public.8 Graduate As Firefighters COURTESY PHOTO New fire science graduates are (from front left) Nicholas Arnold, Romeo Dunn, Jacob Figur, Deandre Marshall and Greg Carr; (back) Elizabeth DeBree, Cord Rich and Jacob Servin. By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateStenstrom Road will be repaved. Repairs to the deteriorating roadway will be conducted through a joint partnership with the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners and the city of Wauchula. Wauchula leaders have green-lighted a $44,000 investment in the project. The remaining management and construction will be man aged by the county. The roadway a main ar tery that funnels traffic to and from Hardee Senior High School become a topic of concern last month after School Board member Teresa Crawford voiced concerns over student and staff safety due to deteriorating condi tions. Crawford, who made the complaint at a meeting of The School Board of Hardee County, said she tried unsuc cessfully to lobby either the city or the county to take re sponsibility for the road. The County Commission is scheduled to vote this week to earmark approximately $60,000 for the project. Stenstrom Road is county maintained. At least some of the damage to the roadway has been caused by failures and subse quent repairs of underground utilities owned and maintained by the city. According to City Manager Terry Atchley, public works crews have patched and stabilized several utility work sites in preparation for partnering with the county for the resur facing project. City commissioners Russel Graylin Smith and Kenneth Lambert encouraged city staff on Monday to continue to develop a master plan for ad dressing deteriorating road conditions in the city. Stenstrom makes the street Wauchula is working to fix this year. Commissioners previously approved funding to repave a portion of Melendy Street. The repaving projects are the first for the city outside of repairs for utility projects in more than a decade.Wauchula Partners With County To Repave Stenstrom COOKIN KIDSCOURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMSBlending words took on a whole new meaning last week for these kindergartners. Students in Blaire Thorntons class at Zolfo Springs Elementary were quickly recruited to become chefs as they arrived at school on Thursday, Sept. 20. The novice chefs then had to follow a recipe to blend words, cook up some sight-word meatballs, and other culinary tasks. Students enjoyed strawberry smoothies at the end of the day, rewarding all their hard work! It was noted American science fiction author Philip K. Dick who made the following sage observation: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." You might be surprised to learn that when Hernan Cortes reached the New World in the 1600s, he found the Aztecs drinking hot chocolate at their banquets. The World Health Organization does not include cockroaches on its list of insects hazardous to human health. Are you afraid of rat tlesnakes? Those are certainly dangerous creatures, but keep in mind that the venom of a black widow spider is 15 times deadlier than that of the rattler and the spider doesn't provide an early-warning alarm like the rattler does. The name for that lovely lavender stone, amethyst, is derived from the Greek term for "not drunk." You probably knew that cats were revered in ancient Egypt, but did you know that when a domestic cat died, the family went into mourning? Yep. People would shave their eyebrows to demonstrate their grief over the passing of their beloved pet. If you're like the average American, you eat roughly 17 pounds of potato chips every year. Way back in 1879, the Cincinnati Gazette predicted that the game of baseball had "run its course." Singer and songwriter Roger Miller, best known for his hit song "King of the Road," had a passion for music early, even though his family was poor. When he was in grade school, he spent his weekends picking cotton so he could save up enough money to buy a guitar. After eighth grade he quit school and went to work herding cattle and riding in rodeos. *** Thought for the Day: "It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards." Baltasar Gracian(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver

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B10 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Wildcats powered past the competition as they lapped both Avon Park and Lake Wales in a three-way meet Sept. 25 at the Avon Park High School pool. Both the boys and girls squads from Hardee Senior High School claimed first place overall finishes in the event. The Wildcats earned 45 points to claim first place. Avon Park was second with 33 points and Lake Wales was third with 31 points. The Lady Wildcats earned 57 points as they swam to first overall. Avon Park was second with 31 points and Lake Wales was a distant third with 16 points. Hardee also led the com bined team scores with 102 points. Avon Park was second with 64 points and Lake Wales was third with 47 points. The Wildcats earned seven individual first place finishes out of eight events. The team of Lahna Chris tian, Renell Herrera, Emma Hays, and Morgan Hellein claimed first place in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 2:17.67. Hannah Ford took first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:31.78. Hugh Pate took first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:10.78. Rachel Shaw was first in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:54.59. Kein Knight was first in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:33.40. Morgan Hellein was first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 27.93. Trey Stephens was first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.14. Individual Results: Girls 200Y Medley Relay: 1st, Hardee (Lahna Christian, Renell Herrera, Emma Hays, and Morgan Hellein), 2:17.67; 3rd, Hardee (Laynee Henry, Riley Justiss, Mckenzie Burch, and Macey Kingdon), 2:37.77. Boys 200Y Medley Relay: 2nd, Hardee (Trey Canary, Kein Knight, JC Thomas, and Hunter Sellers), 2:07.00; and 5th, Hardee (Jake Stephens, Emery Smith, Joseph Wood, and Gage Camacho), 2:44.73. Girls 200Y Freestyle: 1st, Hannah Ford, 2:31.78; 3rd, Mckenzie Burch, 2:37.02. Boys 200Y Freestyle: 1st, Hugh Pate, 2:10.78; and 4th, Jake Stephens, 2:47.38. Girls 200Y Individual Medley: 1st, Rachel Shaw, 2:54.59; and 2nd, Emma Hays, 2:56.02. Boys 200Y Individual Medley: 1st, Kein Knight, 2:33.40; and 3rd, Trey Canary, 2:46.94. Girls 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Morgan Hellein, 27.93; 2nd, Renell Herrera, 28.53; and 7th, Mattie Wells, 36.32. Boys 50Y Freestyle: 1st, Trey Stephens, 25.14; and 4th, Oren Crawford, 26.05 Combined Team Scores: 1st, Hardee, 102; 2nd, Avon Park. 64; and 3rd, Lake Wales, 47. Girls Team Scores: 1st, Hardee, 57; 2nd, Avon Park, 31; and 3rd, Lake Wales, 16. Boys Team Scores: 1st, Hardee, 45; 2nd, Avon Park, 33; and 3rd, Lake Wales, 31. VARSITY SWIMMINGWildcats Lap Devils, HighlandersRabies deaths are very rare in the United States thanks to successful animal control and pet vaccination programs. But around the world, rabies kills more than 59,000 people every year because vaccination is infrequent and stray animals are prevalent. The most affected areas are Africa and Asia, with nearly half the victims children under the age of 15. It is important to note, though, that there were two human deaths in Florida in 2017, both from bat exposures. Rabies is a disease of the nervous system and is fatal to warm-blooded animals and humans. The only treatment for exposed people is human rabies-specific immune globulin plus a series of four rabies vaccine injections over a specific timeframe. Appropriate treatment should begin as soon after the exposure as possible and defi nitely within 10 days to protect an exposed per son from the disease. Once a person develops rabies symptoms there is no treatment and death will follow. All domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies. Contact with wild animals should be avoided, particularly raccoons and bats, though foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coy otes carry a risk. Pet vaccination for rabies prevention is the No. 1 thing pet owners can do to keep their pets and families protected from this deadly disease. There are low-cost vaccination clinics held an nually in the community or you can visit your veterinarian for the shots. New formulas can be effective for up to three years after the initial yearly injection. Keeping records of your pets vaccinations is as important as keeping your own shot records. Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions: Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets. Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek vet erinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Animal Control. Call Animal Control to report any stray dogs or cats in your neighborhood. Private property owners can hire a nuisance wildlife trapper for removal of wildlife. For a list of wildlife trap pers, visit myfwc.com Do not handle, feed or unintentionally attract wild animals with open garbage cans or litter. Do not leave food sources out for wildlife such as pet food or unsecured garbage. Avoid contact with stray and feral animals. Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home. Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly. Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets. Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek med ical attention and report the injury to the Florida Department of Health at 773-4161. Take A Bite Out Of Rabies! Well football fans, it is the first weekend of October. We are not sure when fall actually starts in Florida, especially with this hot September. We do know there is a lot of good football com ing up this month. The Gators pulled off the win in Starkville despite my prediction of a loss. Glad I was wrong on that one. Mullen has the 4-1 Gators on track for a possible SEC East Title. Interesting comparison with Tennessee and three common opponents makes for an observation. Florida, Georgia, and West Virginia have all beaten the Vols by 26 points. Florida did it in Knoxville, WVU did it on a neutral field, while Georgia was on its home turf. Not sure that means anything but Georgia doesnt seem like the run away choice in the SEC East anymore. Will Grier continued his Heisman campaign with another 300 plus yards passing and three touchdown passes in the Moun taineers 42-34 win at Texas Tech. WVU held off a comeback run by the Red Raiders with three interceptions, one a pick six, to seal the win. The WVU version of the Turnover Chain, a Coal Miners helmet, was proudly displayed each time. FSU got a much needed win at Louisville. The Noles came back with 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as quarter back Francois capped a four-touchdown performance. UCF just keeps winning as the Knights blew out Pitt 45-14 for their 17th straight win -the nations longest streak. FIU blew out Arkansas-Pine Bluff, while FAU lost to Middle Tennessee 25-24 sending the Golden Boy Lane Kiffin to 2-3 on the season. USF had an off week. Can someone explain how a ranked team runs a 4th and 5 play up the middle after giving away a double digit lead late in the fourth quarter? Is it any wonder that Ohio State always seems to win these tough games along with their 106th toughest schedule? Going into last week there were 21 undefeated teams. Now, there are 14 left. The objective is to be one of the four that make the playoffs. Personally, my choice would be at a minimum of eight teams and preferably a 16 team playoff. The 16 team sys tem works at the 1-AA Division and is the fairest way to include enough teams to determine a true champion. The UCF exclusion last season and the unfair way TCU was jilted in the first year of the new playoff need to be avoided. The commercial says: Whos in? The four teams can change every weekend. Alabama barring the end of the world coming is a given. Georgia if they get by Florida, LSU in Baton Rouge, at Kentucky, and Auburn at home unbeaten should be in. The SEC title game should not matter if both Alabama and Geor gia are unbeaten. LSU could be the wild card in the whole scenario. The other spots could go to Oklahoma if they run the table. Texas and West Virginia stand in their way. The Sooners play Texas in Dallas and go to Morgantown on the last weekend. Should West Virginia go unbeaten into that game with the Soon ers, they would play again in the Big 12 Championship Game. The winner should then get a spot. Clemson? If the quarterback problem is solved, they should go unbeaten into the ACC title game. There they would probably face Miami or Virginia Tech. If the Tigers win, they should get a spot. Now, lets look at this weeks bill o fare: 1. Kansas at West Virginia JayHawks have won a couple games but will not here. Grier should have a field day if his re ceivers quit dropping passes. He should have his normal 300 yard game if not better. West Virginia 51 -Kansas 13 2. Middle Tennessee at Marshall Herd defense has got the team to a 3-1 start. The offense needs to kick it up. Ft. Meades Tyler King leads the Herd in rushing with a 4.5 yard per carry. Marshall 23 Middle Tennessee 17 3. Vanderbilt at Georgia Dawgs feast on the Com modores Between the Hedges. If Vandy is in the house, it must be homecoming. Georgia 44 Vanderbilt 13 4. Clemson at Wake Forest Can the Tigers keep their playoff hopes? The Kelly Bryant Saga has thrown a monkey wrench into the season especially with the injury to his replacement. They should walk away with a win here though despite the problems. Clemson 34 Wake Forest 17 5. Texas vs. Oklahoma Thankfully conference realign ment has not ruined this classic rivalry like so many others. The Texas State Fair and this anticipated game every year make Oc tober special. The Longhorns are 4-1 (seriously how do you lose to Maryland?) while the Sooners are 5-0. Oklahoma 38 Texas 24 6. Auburn at Mississippi State Tigers have some injuries and the Bulldogs are coming off back to back losses to Florida and Kentucky. Mississippi State needs a win badly. Auburn can not afford another loss in the West. Auburn 24 Mississippi State 20 7. FSU at Miami It wont take a wide right for the Canes to survive this year. The Noles did see some positives in the Louisville game though. Look for a spirited tilt with the Canes on top. Miami 31 FSU 24 8. USF at UMass The Bulls get a nice cool vacation in New England while moving to 5-0 with this win. USF 58 UMass 21 9. Old Dominion at FAU Monarchs shocked the world with their only win over Virginia Tech. The Owls got the pre season hype but sit at 2-3. It is in Boca where the Owls hoot. FAU 41 Old Dominion 24 10. SMU at UCF Knights roll to their 18th straight victory over the Mustangs. Looking ahead for UCF, the schedule is favorable with only Memphis, ECU and USF on the road. They finish hosting Temple, Navy, and 5-0 Cincinnati before the I-4 Show Down at Tampa. How long can the stretch this winning streak is the big question. UCF 47 SMU 20 11. LSU at Florida Mullen has done just what most predicted he would he do: Turn around the Gators and lead them to a bowl game in his first year. If they can pull this upset in the Swamp, he is way ahead of schedule. LSU could challenge Al abama when it is all said and done. LSU 33 Florida 23 12. Kentucky at Texas A&M Kentucky has been living a dream. College Station will be a nightmare. This is where the Cinderella Story ends. Texas A&M 34 Kentucky 27 13. Alabama at Arkansas Arkansas is the only state men tioned in the bible. Noah looked out from the Ark and saw. If he looks out this weekend, he will see the Hogs disastrous season get even worse. Alabama 58 Arkansas 13 14. Iowa State at Oklahoma State Pokes get a test from the tough Cyclones whose record doesnt reflect the quality of the team. Oklahoma State 27 Iowa State 24 15. Missouri at South Carolina Missouri will Show Me why they are still in the SEC East hunt. The Gamecocks started the season with a lot of hype but looking ahead if they lose this game they might not even get bowl eligible. They lost a chance at a win when the Marshall game was canceled. UTChattanooga looks like the only sure win left. Missouri 37 South Carolina 31 16. Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs One of the best games in the NFL this season. Offense versus defense. Chiefs get the nod. Kansas City Chiefs 35 Jacksonville Jaguars 24 17. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals Bengals have improved. Fish are trying to bounce back after the Pats whipping. Cincinnati Bengals 34 Miami Dolphins 27 18. Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots The Brady Bunch is getting the rhythm back. They get back above .500. New England Patriots 38 Indianapolis Colts 24 19. Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers Two teams looking to turn around the young season before it is too late. Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Atlanta Falcons 28 20. Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans Instate shootout in the Lone Star State. Can Zeke have another big day? Dallas Cowboys 30 Houston Texans 28 Stump The SwamiBy John Szeligo Dear Editor, When talking to my mother, Lorraine Gillespie of Hannah's House, about what a good time she had at the dinner (I had to miss) for Jackie See and John Terrell being inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, I asked her who all was there. She told me Noey Flores and David Horton and their wives sat at her table and listed many others that are well known in Hardee County. There is one that I'm sure 95 percent of your readers know and love that I asked about and that was "Duck Smith." She said he was there (I knew he would be) and that she felt we needed to pray for him. Since that conversation, I've been awakened during the night many times with him on my mind, so I've spent a lot of time praying for him. Al though, Duck doesn't talk about it, we all know he is not well. God put it on my heart to write this letter to get many others praying for him, too. I have known Duck Smith since I was a young child when my dad, Otto Whaley, worked with him at Doyle Carlton's ranch back in the s. They were both young and although, my dad was just one of the ranch hands at the time, Duck never forgot him. Some 50 years later Duck visited my Dad in the nursing home several times and ended up speaking at his graveside service when he died. I think it was through his witness that my dad was saved. I bet there are others who could say the same. I always appreciated the out pouring of love Duck had for The Story of Jesus. Duck and his wife Susan sponsored their annual banquet for 200plus cast and crew members at his camp house for most, if not all, of the 30 years they per formed. All of us at Hannah's House have also appreciated their love for us. I'm sure they have blessed their church and many other ministries in our community throughout the years. We should all be grateful for this awesome couple. I believe every event in Hardee County, Duck is there ... not for show but for support. He is a quiet gentle man but yet strong and powerful. I think of him as King David ..." a man after God's own heart." Our community has bene fited from his generosity and leadership. When he speaks we should listen, for it is bound to be an encouraging word or something packed full of wisdom. God put it on my heart to pray for Duck and to write this letter. I believe God wanted me to say all this to honor both Duck and Susan. They would never ask to be honored, but they need to know that our community loves and appreciates them. Thank you, Duck and Susan, for always serving the Lord by serving our community, with all your heart, soul and mind. Please pray for Duck's health and for Susan and their family. It is said that "Honor is the highest form of respect"... Duck Smith, we honor you! Respectfully, Karen Whaley Tibbs AOFM/Hannah's House WauchulaLetter To The Editor Duck Smith And Wife Susan Receive Praisetion, up $1.6 million from his previous budget of $9.7 mil lion, but commissioners ulti mately agreed to give Lanier a $521,065 increase from last year, which was nearly all the additional revenue of the rise in ad valorem proceeds. Lanier told commissioners he is losing deputies to sur rounding counties and was struggling to attract new hires. Commissioners left all other budgets as presented by county staff, which were mostly funded at prior-year levels with a few modest in creases after insurance adjust ments and the five percent raises were factored in. Public safety, which in cluded the sheriffs budget, emergency medical services and emergency management, consumes more than $14 mil lion in the proposed budget and almost all of the proceeds from ad valorem taxes levied on real and tangible property across the county. General county govern ment, which includes all de partments and constitutional offices, is budgeted at $6.7 million for this new fiscal year. Transportation projects, which are funded entirely by state grants, will be more than $15 million, with a nearly $8 million widening and resurfac ing project set to begin for County Road 665. Fire control, funded through special fire assess ments, will be $3.35 million. The Wauchula Hills water and wastewater projects, also funded exclusively with state grant funds, will have nearly $6 million in projects coming on line next year. Contingency funds across the entire budget will be around two percent, well below the recommended five percent level. Fund balances, which fund the budget with cash carryfor wards for the first few months until taxes are collected, will be around eight percent, below the recommended level of 10 percent. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateHardee County commis sioners unanimously approved a $60.7 million operating budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year which began Monday. Commissioners left the millage rate the same as last year at 8.991, or $8.99 per $1,000 of taxable values, which will be a 1.68 percent tax increase for residents due to taxable values rising across the county. Taxable values rose nearly $60 million to $1.60 billion, which will generate an addi tional $557,540 in ad valorem proceeds. All county employees will receive a five percent raise, which includes a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment and a 2.5 percent step increase. Health insurance costs countywide rose two percent while property insurance in creased seven percent. Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier was seeking an $11.5 million budget alloca -County Approves $60.7 Million Budget YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Contact Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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October 4, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11 2018 GENERAL ELECTION DATESEARLY VOTING:October 25, 2018 through November 3, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the Hardee County Public Library meeting room (315 N. 6th Avenue; Wauchula)GENERAL ELECTION:November 6, 2018 Precincts are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Precinct 11 Change of location: Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO Main Building) 210 Metheny Road (at the corner of N. Florida Ave.); Wauchula, FL Precinct 7 Change of address only-same location: Zolfo Springs Civic Center 3210 Main St.; Zolfo Springs, FL ***ALL OTHER PRECINCT INFORMATION REMAINS THE SAME*** 10:4cHARDEE COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE PRE-ELECTION TABULATION TEST (PER FS 101.5612)NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, October 18, 2018 a pre-election test of the automatic tabulation equipment (Logic and Accuracy Test) will be held to ascertain that the equipment will correctly count all votes cast in the November 6th, 2018 Gen eral Election. This test will take place beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Hardee County Public Library, 315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL. Any interested persons are invited to attend. Diane Smith, Supervisor of Elections Hardee CountyOFICINA DE ELECCIONES DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE PRUEBA DE TABULACION PRE-ELECCION (FS 101.5612)POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICIA que el jueves 18 de octubre de 2018 se realizar una prueba pre-electoral del equipo automtico de tabulacin para asegurarse de que el equipo cuente correctamente todos los votos emitidos el 6 de noviembre de 2018, Eleccin General. La prueba se llevar comenzando en a la 9:00 a.m. en la Hardee County Biblioteca Pblica, 315 N. 6th Ave.; Wauchula, FL. Cualquiera persona interesada est invitada a atender. Diane Smith, Supervisor de Elecciones Condado de Hardee 10:4cBOOK CLOSINGFOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION IS OCTOBER 9, 2018Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. is to the deadline to: 1. Register to vote in the 2018 General Election (17 year olds that will be turning 18 prior to the General Election will be able to vote in the General Election IF they are pre-registered by October 9th). 2. Update signatures. 3. Change Party Affiliations. 4. Change address. 9:27,10:4c Bowling Green OKs New Budget By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateThe Bowling Green City Commission on Monday, Sept. 24, approved the new city budget and kept the same tax rate as last year at 7.25 mills. No changes were made to the earlier proposed budget pre pared by city staff. At the meeting were com missioners Cliff Lunn, Shirley Tucker and Steve Spinks. Absent were David Durastanti and Mayor Sam Fite. At the Sept. 11 regular meet ing the City Commission adopted resolutions approving asset management plans and fiscal sustainability plans for wastewater and drinking water. The city manager is to take all actions necessary to effectuate the intents of the res olutions. The commission approved a new one-year agreement for $6,000 for Central Florida Regional Planning Council to provide planning advisory services. The commission voted 3-2 to approve a rezoning request on 2.2 acres at 4219 Church Ave. and Hardee St. for owner Sammy Delatorre to build four five-plex apartment buildings (20 apartments total), changing the zoning from R-1 to R-3. The property now contains one single family residence. Voting yes were Sam Fite, Shirley Tucker and Steve Spinks. Opposed were David Durastanti and Cliff Lunn. The commission then voted 5-0 to abandon an undevel oped alley right-of-way on the property, located east of Grace Mobile Home Park. The commission approved rehiring the auditing and ac counting firm of CS&L for the coming year and also renewing the wastewater facility permit engineering services of Pen noni of Winter Haven. There was discussion but no action taken of changing the noise control ordinance. A $2.2 million water filtra tion project involving using pre-filtration nano filters to reduce sulfates and total dissolved solids was approved, raising the original cost that was $1.7 million. This will be a 76 percent state grant instead of an 80 percent grant. Fall Festival A city Fall Festival was approved for Saturday, Oct. 20, that will include bicycle rodeo, golf cart rally, kite flying, jump rope and hula-hoop contest and a kayak/canoe event on Peace River. This will begin at 9 a.m. at the city park on Lake Branch Road and at the boat ramp at Paynes Creek State Park in Bowling Green. The Fall Festival will con tinue from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at The Depot on Main Street in Bowling Green as in years past. There will be live music, an old-fashioned cake walk, carnival games, train ride for the kiddies, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and food. The event is free, except for food and drink purchases. The commission postponed discussion of adopting changes in public participation at commission meeting such as time limits. At the Aug. 14 regular meet ing the commission voted 5-0 on the first reading of an ordinance to change the zoning from R-1 to R-3 on the Sammy Delatorre property at 4219 Church Ave. to allow four five-plex apartment build ings and voted 5-0 to close an undeveloped alleyway on the 2.2 acres. The city received a lone bid from David Moore of Dirt Masters to tear down and re move the old thrift store at 4709 Central Ave. for $4,800. The bid was approved. Slab re moval is included. The commission agreed to sponsor a Family Fun Day and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20. The festival will be from 4 to 7 p.m., and the Fun Day will include other events such as bicycles, golf carts and kayaks/canoes on Peace River. City Attorney Gerald Buhr was asked to prepare a pro posed new ordinance regard ing public participation at commission meetings. City Manager Jerry Conerly said utility easement obstruc tions exist at Branch Mobile Home Park such as fenced-in water meters and sewer system manholes. He was instructed to have the problems cor rected. City Manager Conerly announced he planned to retire from his job on May 29, 2019. His wife Vicky will be retiring as a teacher at the end of the 201819 school year. Conerly has been city manager for six years. The commission approved an increase in the starting salary for police officers from $34,000 to $36,000 a year. Conerly said he understood Thomas Trevino has a contract to buy the old Methodist Church for possible use as a daycare center. The commission took no ac tion on a request by Chuck Dixon for police chief John Scheel to resign. He claimed traffic stops and a culture of harassment against him. Scheel said the allegations were not true and that Dixon does not live at the address he claimed. City Budget The 2018-19 city budget ap proved Sept. 23 is $12.069 million, compared to the cur rent budget of $12.054 million. The budgets without grants are $3.31 million and $2.33 million respectively. The new general fund budget is $1.59 million which includes grants of $339,185. The ad valorem tax levy of 7.25 mills will bring in $260,077, an increase of $27,023, mainly due to new construction. Other sources of general fund revenue include 6-cent gas tax, $34,276; new 5-cent fuel tax, $5,830; electric franchise fees, $85,000; elec tric utility taxes, $102,000; communications service tax, $25,690; water utility taxes, $40,110; propane utility taxes, $10,000; occupational li censes, $2,000; planning/building sign-off fees, $2,000; state revenue sharing, $188,943; mobile home licenses, $800; state beverage license, $200; half-cent sales tax, $89,260; 1-cent local discretionary surtax, $200,616; state gas tax rebate, $2,200; water tower rent, $60,000; miscellaneous recreation, $10,000; parks/buildings rent, $800; fines and forfeitures, $35,000; law enforcement education fund, $6,000; interest income, $3,500; misc. income, $10,000; cemetery income, $7,000; sale of fixed assets, $5,000; state DOT highway lighting, $8,401; state DOT SCOP grant, $116,185; FRDAP grants, $50,000; new USDA grant, $173,000; and transfer from enterprise fund, $60,000. Budget Expenses Budgeted administrative ex penses include city commis sion salaries, $15,600; administrative salaries, $143,769; legal fees, $6,500; accounting fees, $8,850; tele phone, $3,000; utilities, $5,500; liability insurance, $6,216; repairs and mainte nance, $4,000; advertising, $4,000; misc. expense, $10,000; comprehensive plan, $6,000; building improvement, $4,000; lease/rent, $2,000; new equipment, $1,500; training, $6,000; and contributions to TIF (Community Redevel opment Agency), $19,511. Police department expenses include salaries, $309,121, overtime and crossing guards, $29,355; employee insurance, $55,132; repairs and mainte nance, $10,000; gas and oil, $17,000; and new equipment, $39,000, with total police de partment expenses of $532,797. Physical environment ex penses are $306,244, with salaries of $99,327 and roads and streets, $156,185; new equipment, $13,000; contract labor, $28,122; animal control, $9,000; gas, oil, repairs and maintenance, $30,000; and highway lighting, $6,500. Cemetery expenses are $1,000. Recreation expenses without grants are $103,000, and grants are $223,000. The enterprise fund budget is $1.224 million without grants and $10.475 million with grants. Enterprise fund revenues budgeted are water utility tax, $40,110; garbage, $302,449; water income, $401,105; wa tertaps, $3,000; sewer income, $447,130; sewer taps, $5,000; penalties and late fees, $21,000; interest income, $1,500; proceeds from sale of fixed assets, $3,000; CDBG (grant), $659,000; Hardee EDA grant, $22,500; FDEP grant/loan for water improve ments, $2,035,400; FDEP grant/loan for wastewater plant, $5.7 million; and SWFWMD grant for effluent disposal, $833,250. The total enterprise fund grants are $9.25 million. Water Expenses Water expenses in the enter prise fund are budgeted at $641,962 plus grants of $2.21 million, for total expenses of $2.64 million, and a net in come of $18,754. Sanitation (garbage and trash pickup) expenses are expected to be $295,439, producing a net revenue of $14,010. Sewer expenditures are set for $7.462 million, which includes grants of $7.03 million. Sewer expenses without grants are $431,593, with a net sewer income of $32,537. Continuing from last week ... My mother-in-law was a remarkable woman. She loved children, and she always had anywhere from one to half-a-dozen children in her care most of the time. Some she kept for their moms to work and some, like mine, were her grandchildren. During all this she still found time to teach me about can ning and quilting. She would set up the quilting frames by using four straight-back chairs and securing the quilting frame to the chair backs with clamps. There would usually be four or five people working on a quilt at one time, so I got lessons from all of them. It was like a big party at times with all the visiting and laughter we shared. I inherited her quilting frames when she passed. They have not been used since the last time she helped with the making of that last quilt, made in her living room on a frame set up on four straight-back chairs. As I said last week, she was like a second mother, and I loved her dearly. Gardening was a family affair at "PV-ville." That was the name everyone called our little place out in the country. I can't be sure, but I think my youngest daughter came up with the name. The kids, Buddy, Jean, and Joleen, helped with it all---plant ing, watering and caring for the garden, harvesting the vegetables when they were ready, and helping prepare them for canning or cooking. They were all good at shelling peas, but when my son got older and could do his own gardening, he bought an electric pea sheller. I guess that should tell me something. Only two of my children like to garden. My son enjoys planting and watching whatever he has planted grow. He planted guavas and avocados several years ago and had avocados to sell this year. He also grew the guavas I make my jelly from. The younger daughter works so she doesn't grow very much, but she does enjoy canning and making jelly. Joleen, the oldest, wants nothing to do with planting and growing. She said if there was anything she wanted to eat she would go to the store and buy it. I am teaching the great-grands about planting and growing from seeds and bulbs and how to start plants from cuttings. We are just doing flowers right now but will get into planting vegetables at a later date. Right now they are watching the bulbs they planted at the start of summer as they start to put out new growth. Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-4533589. Peavys PonderingsBy Jonell PeavySugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas Dear Editor: The real battle for the Supreme Court is who gets to make the laws. Our founders acknowledged that our rights are endowed by God and the Constitutions gives the right to makes these laws to the leg islative branch. These are to be vetoed or signed into law by the president. The Supreme Court was never to deviate from the constitution and make laws. The left has been able to get some immoral laws into place only by appointing judges willing to twist or ignore the constitution. Roe vs. Wade (abortion) and Obergefell vs. Hodges (same sex marriage) did not come from the legislative and executive branches. They were not God-given rights. The major ity on the Supreme Court violated the constitution. The Democrat platform endorses Roe vs. Wade and Obergefell vs. Hodges. The Republican platform calls for the repeal of both of these decisions. Regarding the last de cision, one-man-one-women marriage laws had been in place in at least 30 states. Five justices violated the God-given rights of we the people. If these two decisions are overturned, I understand the laws will go back to the states. Pray for justices who be lieve in God-given rights and laws made by the legislative branch, endorsed by the executive branch, as prescribed by our constitution. We can thank God for a president who is keeping his promise to appoint conservative judges. Please call your two sena tors at 202-224-3121 and support judge Brett Kavanaugh. Virgil Ullom. D.D.S. Babson ParkLetter To The Editor Supreme Court Battle Is About Who Makes The Laws Make The Winning Score!SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENTS, MONDAY AT NOON) On This Day:In 1933 Esquire magazine is 1st published In 1936 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series In 1943 German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence) In 1944 St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only ap pearance In 1949 American Contract Bridge League votes 58% to keep blacks out In 1957 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS

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B12 The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2018 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-AdvocateMother Nature was not on the side of the Wildcats on Saturday. The varsity cross country teams from Hardee Senior High School faced a heat index of well over 100 as they faced runners across the state in the FLRunners.com Invitation at Holloway Park in Lakeland. The races started in the early afternoon, while the heat was at its highest. Heat and humidity definitely affects times, but it did impact some for more than others, said coach Rob Beatty. Some of the kids responded poorly to the heat, as it showed in the drop in times from last Saturday, while others were not affected nearly as much. The Lady Wildcats finished 25th out of 28 teams. In addition to the heat, the squad suffered with the absence of squad leader Adrianna Mier who is out nursing an injury. Also on the sideline was Ingrid Mendoza, who has ran solidly this season. Tatiana Mier was the top individual runner for the girls and finished 81st with a time of 25:07.48. Kaitlynn Brandeberry had the second best finish on the squad as she finished 137th with a time of 27:13.63. Unfortunately, the heat took its toll on our #1 and #2 girl today they were each 2 1/2 minutes or more off what they did last week, Beatty said. Im not sure that some of it could be that they knew they were down two varsity athletes and it may have gotten into their heads. The news, however, was not all bad for the Lady Wildcats. Joshlynn Sanchez ran a personal record of 27:41.09 in the junior varsity race and will be bumped to varsity for the remainder of the sea son. Also achieving a personal record in the jun ior varsity event was Acheline Delhomme with a time of 32:24.68. The boys squad finished the day in 26th place out of 39 teams. Zack Durastanti again led the effort for the Wildcats as he eased his way into an 19th place finish with a time of 18:13.06. He was disappointed to not be in the 17s (minutes), but, if you account for the heat, I think he would have been in the 17:40s or 17:50s, Beatty said. Moving into the second place spot for the boys this week was Roberto Guitierrez who finished 137th overall with a time of 21:08.90. Roberto Gutierrez, using an injury, had a comeback with a decent effort, moving back to the number two spot for Hardee, Beatty said. In the junior varsity, Angel Aviles ran a de cent race and will make a varsity showing next race, Beatty noted. Hardee Junior High Schools squad also par ticipated. The girls were led by Yadi Sanchez, followed by Makayla Metayer and Ava Roberts. Ava actually had a nice personal record in that heat, Beatty said. The boys fielded five runners enough to qualify as a team. They were hoping to get into the top 25% which would have advanced them to cross country middle schools state, but they fell short of what they needed to do. But their efforts were still pretty strong in the heat some were off a little on their best times, Beatty said. The squads finish order was: Caleb Nadasky, Jacob Duncan, Chase Bryant, Zander Duras tanti, and Gavin Prescott. Individual Results: Girls Varsity: 81st, Tatiana Mier, 25:07.48; 137th, Kaitlynn Brandeberry, 27:13.63; 160th, Kareli Plata, 28:09.39; 190th, Laura Ramos, 29:48.29; and 211th, Jessalin Arreola, 31:57.59. Girls JV: 24th, Joshlynn Sanchez, 27:41.09; and 80th, Acheline Delhomme, 32:24.69. Boys Varsity: 19th, Zack Durastanti, 18:13.06; 137th, Roberto Gutierrez, 21:08.90; 150th, Ivan Rodriguez, 21:25.45; 186th, Noah Torres, 22:24.18; 207th, Dalton Kiella, 23:06.61; and 287th, Scott Meeks, 25:50.73. Boys JV: 56th, Angel Aviles, 24:23.20; and 150th, Mike Trevino, 36:35.44. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY Afternoon Heat Hampers Saturday Race The Lady Wildcats faced a heat index of well over 100 during Saturdays cross coun try meet in Lakeland. COURTESY PHOTOSDalton Kiella (1596) is drenched in perspiration as he battles intense heat to finish Saturdays cross country meet in Lakeland. By JOHN SZELIGOFor The Herald-AdvocateThe Hardee Junior High School Wildcats traveled to Lake Placid last Tuesday night to face the 2-0 Dragons. Once again, a large contin gent of fans followed the un defeated team to Highlands County. They were not disap pointed as the Cats raced to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter. HJH added another touch down early in the second quar ter for a 36-0 lead and the start of another running clock fin ish. Hardee scored a touch down in each second half quarter to end the game up 500. Lake Placid received the kickoff to start the game and was held on its first posses sion. Hardee took over with Wilney Francois carrying the ball for 4 yards and a 34-yard touchdown. Tai Blandon was stopped on the conversion. The Cats stunned the Dragons on the kickoff with an onside kick reception and went right back to work on offense. The next drive ended with Kellon Lindsey hitting Trenton Al fred with a 20-yard pass for a touchdown. Lindsey then hit Ryan Valdez on the conversion to put the Cats up 14-0 with 3:06 left in the first quarter. The Dragons next posses sion didnt go well for them. They attempted a pass play on 3rd and 11. Josiah Lozano made a nice interception at the 40-yard line and returned the pick 6 for another Hardee score. The conversion failed but with 1:50 left in the first quarter the Cats were up 20-0. The Cats were not done with the first quarter scoring as Shawn St. Louis got into the act with another interception. Yes, the Cats have their own turnover chain like the Miami Hurricanes and it changed hands again. Francois then took a 50-yard run to the house with 6.9 seconds left for an other score. Lindsey hit Blandon for the two point con version to make it 28-0 at the quarters end. The second quarter began with the Dragons trying to get something going but the de fense led by David Brown, Jayden Daniels, Ryan Valdez, and Rey Gaona forced another 3-and-out. Francois, like he has done so many times, took the punt 30 yards back for another Cats touchdown. Lindsey hit Zack Carlton on the conversion for a 36-0 halftime score. The second half kickoff saw Francois with a 70-yard return for another Hardee score. Tai Blandon waltzed into the end zone with the 2-point conver sion following a nice pancake block by Warren Cornell. HJH led 44-0 at the end of the third quarter. The last score of the game came with new quarterback Boone Pazzaglia hitting Rolant Simon with a 25-yard passing strike. The Cats got into position for the score following nice runs by Travis Olds. His best run was a good 30-yard gain after the offensive line opened holes for him. The conversion failed but the Cats were on top 50-0 at games end. Another point about this team that many fans might overlook is the offensive line and the defense. The offensive line is blocking well on the run and passing plays. The scoring drives are exciting but it is those guys in the trenches that make it happen. The defense is so dominant that Lake Placid had only four plays with positive yardage. The Dragons best play was one 10-yard run for a first down the entire game. 1 2 3 4 Hardee 28 8 8 6 50 LPMS 0 0 0 0 0HJH FOOTBALLWildcats Slay Green Dragons, 50-0PHOTOS BY JOHN SZELIGOThe boys in orange and blue from Hardee Junior High School continued their winning ways last Tuesday as they traveled to Lake Placid to deliver a 50-0 smackdown of the Green Dragons. Hardee Junior High School remains undefeated this season. The Hardee Junior High School Cross Country squad travelled to Holloway Park in Lakeland on Sept. 7 to com pete in the Holloway Park Jamboree. Two elementary age runners also made the trip. In the middle school girls 3K, Yadira Sanchez led the way for the Cats with a top 10 finish at 14:00.10. Sanchez finished 10th out of 251 run ners. Ava Roberts, 6th grade, finished 71st out of 251 with a time of 16:58, and Madelyn Nadasky finished 90th out of 251 with a time of 17:48.90. In the middle school boys 3K, the team leader was Caleb Nadasky, who finished 14th out of 258 boys with a time of 12:15.90. Chase Bryant was 17th with a time of 12:42.50, Jacob Dun can was 18th with a time of 12:44.50, Zander Durastanti was 19th with a time of 12:46.80, and Gavin Prescott was 90th with a time of 15:06.40. The boys in orange and blue finished 3rd overall out of 23 teams. In the 2K elementary race, Nolan Roberts took a com manding lead and never let up. He finished first overall out of 61 runners with a time of 8:39.10. He finished 28 sec onds ahead of the second place competitor. Also competing in the 2K was Josh White, who finished 21st out of 61 runners with a time of 11:10.70. HJH CROSS COUNTRY Junior Cats Attend Jamboree COURTESY PHOTOThe boys and girls in orange and blue from the Hardee Junior High School cross country squad prepare to start the Holloway Park Jamboree. Players of the WeekLemon Bay #21 Quintin Lindsey Offense #45 Hardee Pace Defense #12 Damian Rodriguez Special Teams #70 Dustin Willis Lineman #13 Myron Refoure Wildcat HARDEE LEMON BAYPASSING COMPLETIONS, ATTEMPTS AND INTERCEPTIONS 15-21-0 1-11-1 PASSING YARDS 178 2 RUSHING ATTEMPTS/ YARDS 29/157 27/45 TOTAL YARDS 335 47 TURNOVERS 3 2 FIRST DOWNS 15 4 PENALTIES, LOST YARDAGE 8-95 5-45 SCORING BY QUARTER: Hardee 0 0 14 7 21 Lemon Bay 0 0 0 0 0 Game Statistics NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the provisions of the Fictitious Name Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as amended, intends to register with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, the fictitious name of Heartland Janitorial under which the undersigned is en gaged or will engage in busi ness at: 4521 1st Ave., in the City of Bowling Green, Florida 33834. That the party/parties interested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: Robert Ehrenkaufer and Emmanuel Vazquez. Dated at Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida 33873. Person authorizing publication: Robert Ehrenkaufer. Dated: September 27, 2018 10:4p Etymologically, Great Britain means great land of the tattooed.

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