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H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, November 1, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 49 • 2 Sectionswww.TheHeraldAdvocate.com 93¢ Plus 7¢ Sales Tax Theolodge SongGets On Television A3 HJH Cats CloseUndefeated Season B18 Heirs Sue County In Traffic Deaths Time To Get Out & Vote Auction, Dinner Benefit Schools W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 10/2387620.0010/2486690.0010/2588650.0010/2686680.0010/2782650.0010/2878540.0010/2985490.00 Rainfall to 10/29/18 46.73 Same period last year 48.75 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds............B2 Courthouse Report....A4Crime Blotter.........B15Entertainment.......A13Hardee Living.........A8Obituaries............A5Puzzles...............B8Save The Date.........A2School Lunch Menus.....Solunar Forecast......A13Wildcat Scratches.....A18 THREE-PEAT The boys in orange and blue from Hardee Senior High School securedtheir third consecutive Florida High School Athletic Association Class 5ADistrict 11 championship title last Friday following a hard-fought victoryover the DeSoto County High School Bulldogs. The Wildcats, 9-0 on theseason, travel to Barron Collier (Naples) High School (7-2) this Fridaynight in hopes of completing the regular season with a perfect record. Coach Brian Kemp, who has now led his alma mater to three straight dis trict titles in his three years as head coach, said he plans on conservinghis offense this weekend in order to ensure his Wildcats remain strongas Hardee hosts the opening round of the playoffs on Nov. 9 at WildcatStadium. Hardee’s 15-6 win over the Bulldogs in Florida’s oldest highschool football rivalry marked the 100th meeting of the two teams. PHOTO BY NOEY DESANTIAGO MONSTER MUG PHOTO BY JENNIFER MCCONKEY Though fangs and claws are bared and at the ready,this midget monster seems pacified — literally —while in the preschool area at the Community Fall Fes tival in downtown Wauchula on Saturday. He is KylerTindel. See inside for more event photos. By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee County voters will choose their first Hispaniccounty commissioner and anew county judge next week. Also on the ballot as the midterm elections play out in thisGeneral Election are a smatter ing of national races, a sizeablesampling of state and regionalcontests, and a slew of pro posed constitutional amend ments. Early Voting began on Thurs day of last week and continuesthrough this Saturday. Hoursare 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Votescan be cast in the MeetingRoom inside the HardeeCounty Public Library in theCurtis Ezelle GovernmentComplex on U.S. 17 and OakStreet in Wauchula. Barring that, the county’s 12 precincts will open at 7 a.m. onTuesday. Poll workers will passout ballots until 7 p.m. A full 12,244 Hardee Coun tians are eligible to vote in thiselection, which is open to allregistered voters regardless ofpolitical party. Right now, that number stands at 4,458 for the Democ rats, 5,441 for Republicans and 2,345 in the Other category. According to Sergio Jimenez at the Elections Office, 1,378local voters already had casttheir ballots as of mid-afternoonthis Tuesday as Early Votingcontinued at the library. On the national side, the bal lot holds the contest betweenRick Scott (R) and Bill Nelson(D) for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And for representative in Congress for District 17, it’sRepublican Greg Steube versusHardee County native Allen El lison, the Democrat selected toreplace candidate April Free man, who died on Sept. 23. Hername remains on the ballot, butall votes cast will go to Ellison. Stateside, the governor’s race pits front runners Ron DeSantis(R) against Andrew Gillum (D). Four others vying for the gov ernorship are Darcy Richardsonof the Reform Party and KyleGibson, Ryan Foley and BruceStanley, all with no party affili ation. For attorney general, choose among Ashley Moody (R),Sean Shaw (D) or JeffreySiskind (NPA). For chief financial officer, it Republican Jimmy Patronis orDemocrat Jeremy Ring. For agriculture commis sioner, Matt Caldwell (R) andNicole Fried (D) face off. And on the Supreme Court, there is a retention question forJustice Alan Lawson. Regional races include state Senate and House seats, andseveral judgeships. See VOTEA2 By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern If you like the idea of having a fun evening while helpinglocal schools, there’s an eventfor you Saturday evening. The Hardee Education Foundation is hosting its thirdannual auction and dinner atthe Agri-Civic Center inWauchula, which will benefitHardee County school mediacenter programs. One of the highlights of the evening will be the kids’ auc tion, according to the group’spresident, Cali Ward, and for mer president Jerold Knight.Kids can bid on prizes like ababy goat and kittens. Ward and Knight say parents usually don’t want their kids towin, so people in the audiencegive the children more moneyso that they can raise their bids,making the auction fun towatch. The evening’s activities will start at 5 p.m., when the silentauction begins. Everyone, in cluding children, will need a$15 ticket to get in. Dinner, which is included in the admission cost, will beserved during the silent auc tion, from 5:30 to 7. The mealwill include pulled pork andchicken, coleslaw, baked beansand rolls, with a dessert of ba nana pudding. The kids’ auction will begin at 7:30, which is when thesilent auction ends. The auctionis open to youngsters pre-school through high school. Knight says the kids need to have the money in their hand tobid, but audience members cangive more cash to the kids dur ing the auction. After the kids’ auction, there will be a live auction from 8 to9. Items in it vary from vaca tions to sports tickets to giftbaskets, and everything in be tween. Winners of the silent auction will be announced at the event,too, so they can take theirSee SCHOOLS A2 Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday @ 2 a.m. Set Clocks Back 1 Hour By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee County is facing a pair of wrongful death lawsuitsstemming from a crash last yearwhich claimed two local lives. Listed as plaintiffs in the twin civil actions filed by attorneyDavid G. Henry of the Morgan& Morgan office in Lakeland are personal representativeYolanda Cruz Hernandez andtwo other named heirs. Defendant is the governmen tal entity of Hardee County. The documents, nearly iden tical in their four pages each,say the estate of Eduardo CruzHernandez and of ApolinariaHernandez is seeking damages that exceed $15,000, the mini mum amount to bring a case inCircuit Court. The plaintiffs are asking for a jury trial. Eduardo Cruz Hernandez, 33, and Apolinaria Hernandez,55, were killed in a Jan. 13,2017, two-vehicle collisionwhich injured six others. The Florida Highway Patrol wrote in a crash report that theStop sign on Clifton BryanRoad at Steve Roberts Specialhad been pushed out of itsproper placement in an earlierhit-and-run crash and never re paired or repositioned. Cruz Hernandez drove his Chevrolet pickup through that intersection without stopping,colliding with a Ford pickupcarrying five people, three ofthem children, the FHP reportsaid. Cruz Hernandez and Hernan dez died at the scene. Anotherpassenger in the Chevrolet sur vived. All five in the Ford sur vived as well. “Hardee County was respon sible for the maintenance of public roads and proper place ment of traffic-control devices,including a Stop sign governingnorthbound traffic on CliftonBryan Road at the intersectionof Steve Roberts Special,” the lawsuits state.See DEATHSA2

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A2 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 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-Advo cate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. Corrections Kellys ColumnBy JimResults of the Nov. 6 election will be interesting. Can Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeat long-time incum bent Bill Nelson, a Democrat, for U.S. Senator in Florida? Could be a close one. Republican Greg Steube should win a U.S. Congress seat over Hardee County native Allen Ellison, a Democrat who is running in place of April Freeman who recently passed away. The governor's race should be won by Republican Ron DeSantis over Democrat Andrew Gillum. There are four other lesser-known candidates in the race. Republican Ashley Moody should win the race for attorney general over Democrat Sean Shaw and no party candidate Jef frey Siskind. The chief financial officer race should be won by Republi can Jimmy Patronis over Democrat Jeremy Ring. Matt Caldwell, a Republican, is well-qualified for state commissioner of agriculture and should "squash" Nicole Fried, a Democrat. Hardee County resident Ben Albritton, a Republican, is a clear choice and deserves to win the State Senate seat over De mocrat Catherine Price. He has done a fine job as state represen tative over the past eight years. Melony Bell, a Polk County Commissioner, is expected to defeat Jeff Mann for state representative. Both are Republicans. The first-ever Hispanic will be elected to the Hardee County Commission in the race between Noey Flores, a Republican, and Rafael Arce Jr., a Democrat. Flores defeated Sue Birge, the first woman county commissioner in Hardee, in the Republican pri mary election. The Hardee County Judge's race could be a close one be tween Hardee native Ken Evers and David Horton, a local as sistant public defender who recently moved to Hardee. There are a dozen state constitutional amendments on the ballot, far too many. One would increase a homestead property tax exemption. This one is likely to pass. Another amendment proposal would limit property tax as sessments and will likely pass. One amendment would allow Florida voters to approve casino gambling. Do you want more gambling in Florida? No. 4 would allow most felons to regain their voting right after completing their sentence plus parole or probation, affect ing over a million people. Felons can now regain their voting rights on a case-by-case basis. Why is this being brought up in 2018? No. 5 would require a two-thirds vote of the Florida Legis lature to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees. This would not apply to county, city, school board, or special districts. This one could pass. No. 6 has to do with rights of crime victims along with rais ing the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges from 70 to 75. Why is this so important and why are both issues tied together? Why now in 2028? No. 9 would prohibit offshore oil and gas drilling and prohibit vaping in indoor workplaces. This sounds worthy of pas sage. Again, why are two issues on the same proposal? No. 13 would end commercial dog racing and dog betting in Florida by 2020. Why does Florida need continued dog rac ing? Sounds like a dog-gone good idea if it passes. NOVEMBER 1 Storytime/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 1 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 2 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/1321 E. Main St., Wauchula/ 3:30 pm 5 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 3:30 pm 6 Role Playing Game One-Shot/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 7 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 7 Ribbon-Cutting Party/ Jazzercise/ 102 N. Sixth Ave., Wauchula/ 3:30 pm 7 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 8 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 8 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 8 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 9 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 10 Job Fair/Bayside Community Church Hardee County Campus/11 am 12 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 3:30 pm 13 Role Playing Game One-Shot/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 14 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 14 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 15 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 15 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 15 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 16 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 17 Hoofin If Off Main/ Main Street Wauchula/8 am 17 Smores and Legends/ Hardee Lakes Park/ 4 pm 19 Pokmon Limited League/Sanctuary Gaming Club/ 3:30 pm 19 Open Mic Night/ Heritage Park/6 pm 20 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 20 Role Playing Game One-Shot/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 21 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 21 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 22 Community Thanksgiving Meal/ First United Methodist Church of Wauchula/11 amSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE ROBBYELLIOTTinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 www.directchevy.com 11:1c Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) 781-9720s.gugle@guglescomputerservices.com www.GuglesComputerServices.com 11:1c INHOMESERVICE VOTE Continued From A1 For senator for District 26, Hardee County native Ben Albritton (R), a termed-out state representative, hopes to be elevated to the Sen ate. Opponent Catherine Price (D) hopes to foil that plan. In the House, for District 56, its a faceoff for Republicans Melony Bell and Jeff Mann. On the 2nd District Court of Appeal, reten tion questions include judges Anthony Black, Darryl Casanueva, Edward LaRose and Susan Rothstein-Youakim. On the 10th Judicial Circuit bench, its either Melissa Gravitt or Keith Merritt. At the heart of the ballot for local voters, however, are two county races. Republican Noey Flores battles Democrat Rafael Arce for the County Commission Dis trict 2 seat lost by incumbent Sue Birge. Then, retiring County Judge Jeff McKibben will be replaced by either Ken Evers or David Horton. Next up are a dozen proposed amendments to the Florida State Constitution. Over-simpli fied, they are as follows: No. 1 would increase the homestead exemp tion for properties valued at $100,000 to $125,000, but not for school taxes. No. 2 would make permanent the provisions currently in ef fect limiting tax assessment increases to 10 per cent each year on non-homestead property. No. 3 deals with who should authorize casino gambling. No. 4 would restore a felons right to vote. No. 5 would require a super majority to impose or raise state taxes or fees. No. 6 en hances the rights of crime victims and extends the mandatory retirement age of judges from 70 to75. No. 7 is a bundle allowing death benefits for survivors of military members or first respon ders, and requiring a supermajority to raise uni versity fees. (No. 8 was removed from the ballot by the Supreme Court.) No. 9 bundles the prohibition of offshore drilling and vaping at work. No. 10 requires a department of veterans affairs and election of the offices of sheriff, clerk of courts, property appraiser, tax collector and elections supervisor. No. 11 removes discriminatory language from property rights and obsolete language for a high-speed rail system. No. 12 prohibits pub lic officers from lobbying for compensation. No. 13 ends dog racing in the state. DEATHS Continued From A1 They go on to claim the county negligently permitted or allowed the Stop sign that had been damaged to remain in its damaged condition. The dual documents claim the sign was situated at an ap proximate 45-degree angle to the roadway, and not upright and perpendicular, and thus was not visible to approaching drivers, including decedent Ed uardo Cruz Hernandez. That damaged Stop sign caused the deaths of Cruz Her nandez and Hernandez, the lawsuits assert. Heirs include Arnulfo Cruz, father to Cruz Hernandez and husband to Hernandez, and sis ters/daughters Yolanda Cruz Hernandez and Lourdes Her nandez, the attorney wrote. The connected wrongfuldeath lawsuits were electroni cally filed with the Hardee County Clerk of Courts Office on Oct. 11. The county has 30 days from service of the two lawsuits to provide written defenses in its behalf to attorney Henry of Morgan & Morgan. prizes home. The winners will need to pay before leaving. Money earned from items that were provided by a spe cific school or a staff member or student will benefit that schools media center specifi cally. The money from all other items will be divided among the schools based on enroll ment. To get tickets, contact any of the schools media specialists or call the School Board office at 773-9058. Dont worry if you call and there arent any tickets left there will also be some available for purchase at the door. The Agri-Civic Center is located at 515 Civic Center Drive in Wauchula. SCHOOLS Continued From A1 MONDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, Wildcat Scone, french toast sticks, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: hot dog (k-12), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pin wheel (k-12), cheeseburger (612), pizza (6-12), baked beans (k-12), cucumbers, garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, eggs w/cheese & bacon on flat bread, pancake balls, fruit and milk Lunch: cheese pizza (k-12), PB&J (k-12), monterey turkey sub (k-12), chicken sandwich (6-12), spicy chicken sandwich (6-12), carrots (k-12), broccoli, garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, omelet, banana bread, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), PB&J (k-12), mashed potatoes (k-12), green beans (k-12), garden salad (6-12), fruit and milk, holiday meal : turkey, mashed potatoes, stuff ing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, donut holes, chicken biscuit, 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), buffalo chicken chunks (6-12), celery, garden salad (k-12), corn, fruit and milk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, breakfast tornado, pumpkin bread, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: chicken sandwich (k-12), PB&J (k-12), chicken & cheese taquito (k-12), calzone cheese (6-12), french fries (k12), cole slaw (k-12), fruit and milk School Menu Crop UpdateOctober 29, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 28, 2018. Precipitation esti mates ranged from no rain in multiple locations to 8.39 inches in New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). The average mean temper ature ranged from 62.1F in Crestview (Okaloosa County) and Jasper (Hamilton County) to 82.6F in Key West (Monroe County). Citrus: Temperatures returned to normal for this time of the year in the citrus growing region. Highs were in the low to high 80s in all areas. Mostly dry weather prevailed across the citrus belt this past week. The large majority of stations in the southern area recorded traces of rain to no rain. In the central area, Lakeland (Polk County) had the most rainfall at 0.95 inches. In the northern area, one station near Leesburg (Lake County) had 0.55 inches of rainfall. According to the October 25, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor, there were no changes in the drought analysis. Abnormally dry conditions covered much of the Indian River District and the east ern portions of its adjacent counties. Grove workers put out spot fertilizer (mostly on younger trees) and took care of resets. Speed spraying was done in some areas. Irrigation was run on a regular basis across the citrus belt. Caretakers who were waiting for their fruit to mature for harvest were servicing micro-jets and irrigation pumps. The trees look good, and tree health is encouraging. Fruit set are good also. Packinghouses are open and running early season varieties, including Fallglo and Early Pride tangerines, Navel or anges and other early oranges, and red grapefruit. Two processing plants are reported open and accepting packinghouse eliminations. Fruits and Vegetables: Irrigation ran as needed in many southern counties, indicating the end of the rainy season. Crops planted included bitter melon, boniato, broccoli, cabbage, cauli flower, green beans, malanga, peppers, tomatoes, and squash. Crops harvested included avocado, bitter melon, boniato, cucum bers, eggplant, green beans, herbs, malanga, okra, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon. Livestock and Pastures: Minimal rain throughout the week allowed producers in numerous counties to harvest hay and plant winter forages. Overall, cattle condition remained mostly good. Field Crops: Row crop farmers in the Panhandle continued to recover from Hurricane Michael. The cotton harvest stagnated as early cotton was destroyed by the hurricane and late cotton was not yet ready to be harvested. Some peanut farmers in Jackson County were still unable to enter their fields because of heavy de bris blocking ingresses. Yields for late season peanuts were esti mated to be half as much as the early season yields that were unaffected by Hurricane Michael. Soybean losses were significant also, and the yield on acres that are able to be harvested is expected to be very low. Sugarcane planting and harvesting continued to proceed nicely in Glades, and Hendry, Palm Beach counties. 1. Is the book of Beelzebub in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Matthew 12, when an evil spirit re turns to a person, how many companions does it bring? 2, 3, 7, 16 3. Who called the city of Nineveh the mis tress of witchcraft? Ahab, Nahum, Lucifer, Peter 4. In which book's 22:18 does it state, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live"? Exodus, Num bers, Isaiah, Hebrews 5. From 1 Samuel 16, what king of Israel was tormented by an evil spirit? Solomon, David, Elah, Saul 6. What mark of the beast number comes from Revelation 13? 7, 333, 490, 666 ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) 7; 3) Nahum; 4) Exodus; 5) Saul; 6) 666(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Bible TriviaBy Wilson Casey

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 Giving Thanks for NO DEALER FEES!! Feeling stuffed with receipts of out of pocket ex penses for your vehicle? Does your vehicle “gobbleand cluck” on the way to work? If your vehicle is givingyou trouble and it seems like it is time to get a newerand more reliable car come on down to Wells MotorCompany and let Ciro Molina Jr show you different op tions for a newer car. Don’t let your car make you late to the family dinner because no one likes a cold turkey dinner! I have awide range of new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram ve hicles even Certified Pre-owned cars that will keep youon the road to the next family feast! Unlike other deal erships in your area we DO NOT charge any Dealer Fees and treat everyonelike family. Bad credit!? If you feel like you have had your feathers plucked by different banks not helping to get you into a newer vehicle bring in this ad and I will sitwith you and work with all of our lenders to make sure you are not left aloneat the dinner table with no options for a newer vehicle. Call and make an appointment today with Ciro Molina Jr at Wells Motor Company Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram • Avon Park 863-410-0934 1600 US HWY 27 S Avon Park, Fl 33825 (Before SFSC 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. 11:1c FAN OF THE YEAR PHOTOBY NOEY DESANTIAGO The Hardee Athletic Foundation 2018 Russell "Rut"Baker Wildcat fan of the year award was presented toSpud Albritton by Tanya Royal, executive director ofthe foundation. Albritton volunteered with the chaincrew for 29 years from 1980 to 2009. He was reliableand faithful to his work on the sidelines. Albritton andthe Wildcat chain crew were invited to work the FloridaHigh School Athletic Association state championshipfootball game in 2006. He continues to be a devotedWildcat fan. The award is dedicated in memory ofBaker for his faithful devotion as a Wildcat. Baker wasa 1980 Hardee High School graduate and former man ager for the Wildcat football team. He was a devotedand faithful Hardee Wildcat and bled orange and blue. LINKS LEADERS PHOTO BY NOEY DESANTIAGO Hardee Wildcats stole the bone away from the DeSoto Bulldogs yet again. Golfers from Hardee County defeatedchallengers from the land of Bulldogs during the 2018 Bob Martin Challenge at The Bluffs Golf Course on Oct.6. The event featured 10 four-person teams representing Hardee Senior High School and DeSoto County HighSchool competing in a scramble format. The winning school in the annual event receives 60 percent of pro ceeds. The losing school receives the remaining 40 percent of proceeds. The Wildcats squarely defeated theBulldogs in the challenge, 9-1. Hardee Athletic Director Travis Tubbs and DeSoto Athletic Director Eric Sheaparticipated in a check and trophy presentation during the Wildcat’s triumphant visit to Arcadia on Oct. 26 thatsaw Hardee crowned district football champions. If you turn on your televi sion to watch The CW Televi sion Network LLC’s “AllAmerican” next week, you’llhear music from local hip-hopartist Theolodge. Theolodge, whose legal name is Theo Jones, is a nativeof Bowling Green. He signed his first contract in August with a companycalled 411 Music Group inhopes that his music wouldmake it into TV programs andmovies. And now, that dream is coming true with the show“All American.” Theolodge says his song “Blue Faces” will be on theshow’s Wednesday, Nov. 7,episode, which starts at 9 p.m. Theolodge says he’s dreamed about this momenthis whole life. According to The CW Tele vision Network LLC, “AllAmerican” is “Inspired by thelife of NFL player SpencerPaysinger” and is about a highschool football player from a“south side neighborhood”who joins a Beverly Hillsteam. “This is only the beginning,” Theolodge says. 411 Music Group posted about Theolodge on Facebook two weeks ago, “We’ve onlyhad his music for a short whileand have already gotten tons ofsync interest.” Theolodge, who spent six weeks touring in Europe ear lier this year, plans to go backfor a second tour in December.He says it will be an “18-daytrip to end off 2018 with abang!” Local Musician’s Music Will Play On TV Show COURTESY PHOTO Local hip-hop artist The olodge’s song “BlueFaces” will play on next week’s episode. CUSTODIAL CARE COURTESY PHOTO Second-grade students in Kaylee Webb’s class at Zolfo Spring Elementary celebrated the school’s custodiansfor the month of October. The custodians were surprised with banners in the hallways and a goodie basket oftreats. The custodians are truly the key to making the school sparkle! HARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security cardWhen: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am – 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am –noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890Tele: 863-773-2484 Requirements: Identification When: Tuesday & Friday 10 am – noon & 1 – 3 pm First United Methodist Church of Wauchula 207 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.)When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month1:00 –3:00 pm (first come, first serve) Other Program: Bagged Lunch M, W, F 8 am –12 pm for pre-school age kids & adults.Wednesday Night Free Community Dinner:5:30 –6:30 pmHardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-0034 Programs: Crisis Food (3 times a year) Requirements : Application with proof of hardshipWhen : Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am-12pm and 1-2pmFor more information, Contact the HardeeHelp CenterSt. Michael’s Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 am Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile PantryOnce a month http://feedingtampabay.org/mobile-pantries/ Rev. 9/6/2018 It pays to advertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for YOU! The Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Ave. Telephone: 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com ABOUT... Letters ToThe Editor The Herald-Advo cate welcomes let ters to the editor onmatters of public in terest. Letters shouldbe brief, and must bewritten in good tasteand include thewriter’s full name,address and daytimetelephone numberfor verification. 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A4 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCEPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2018-07 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of November 2018, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE 2018-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR THE 2017-2018 FISCAL YEAR PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 166.241 AND 200.065, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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 en sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes timony 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, participation, em ployment, 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. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 11:1cNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCEPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2018-07 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of November 2018, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ORDINANCE 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COM PREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (LDR) TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MDR) FOR APPROXIMATELY 7.8 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF MELENDY STREET AND 8TH AVENUE SOUTH (PARCEL NUMBER 09-34-25-0000-06830-0000), A PARCEL OF LAND IDENTIFIED IN EXHIBIT A HEREOF; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO DEO; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CON FLICTS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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 en sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes timony 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, participation, em ployment, 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. s/Holly Smith HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk City of Wauchula Thomas A. Cloud 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801 Attorney for the City of Wauchula 11:1c Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Chase Daniel Bryant, 30, of Wauchula, and Lindy Michelle Rossman, 26, of Wauchula. Tyler Adam Robertson, 27, of Zolfo Springs, and Miranda Jean Powell, 27, of Zolfo Springs. Wallace Ray Keeton II, 42, of Zolfo Springs, and Deeann Pena Keeton, 47, of Zolfo Springs. Coy B. Rucker, 37, of Wauchula, and Elizabeth Ann Taylor, 34, of Wauchula. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Midland Funding v. Do minique Allen, voluntary dis missal. Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Danial L. King and TransPho sphate Inc., final judgment of continuing writ of garnish ment. Discover Bank v. Bradley R. Strickland and Fluor Daniel Services Corp., final judgment of continuing writ of garnish ment. Bank of America v. Larry A. Boles, default judgment for $6,335.51. Adventist Health Systems Sunbelt v. Sergio Servin, final judgment for $3,451.66. Midland Funding v. Ann Garcia, notice of voluntary dis missal. Midland Funding v. Denise Smith, notice of voluntary dis missal. Himrod Citrus Nursery Inc. v. John Whittington Jr., notice of voluntary dismissal. Credit Acceptance Corp. v. John T. Reynolds, final judg ment for $4,926.50. Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Sanaida Robledo and Manuel Sanchez, final judgment for $3,450.73. Suncoast Credit Union v. Bridget M. and Robert E. Ward Jr., final judgment for $7,213.13. Ford Motor Credit Co. v. Rachael Lynn and William Ed ward Shields, final judgment for $6,413.77. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of last week in County Court: Jason Anthony Bugeresta, possession of marijuana (adju dication withheld) and posses sion/use of narcotics equipment, 12 months proba tion, $465 fines, costs and fees. Cecilio Rojas Jr., violation of city noise ordinance, six months probation, 50 hours community work, $450 fines, costs and fees. Lawrence Arvin Wray, vio lation of probation, original charge driving with license suspended habitual offender, 60 days jail which may be served on weekends, probation revoked, $75 fines, costs and fees. Madison Rucker, violation of probation, original charge petit theft, 60 days jail, credit time served, probation re voked, $75 fines, costs and fees. Emelio Esquivel, violation of probation, original charge possession/use of narcotics equipment, 60 days jail, credit time served, probation re voked, $75 fines, costs and fees. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the of fice of the Circuit Court: Brandon Lee Newman and Holly Newman, petition for di vorce. Florida Department of Rev enue and Shirley Hamilton v. Daren Jean Henderson, peti tion for enforcement of admin istrative child support order. Teresa Perez Lopez and Mario Rodolf Herrera Mar tinez, petition for divorce. Sheryl VanSickle and John Daniel VanSickle III, petition for divorce. David Fugate and Ena Fu gate, petition for divorce. Sandra Willis v. Emily Shannon Garrahan, auto negli gence. FDOR and Chelsea L. Webb v. Shawn C. Rhymes, petition for enforcement of administra tive child support order. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Cir cuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Jessica Ann Gonzalez and Jorge Gonzalez, final judgment of divorce. Andy Esquivel and Virginia Garza Esquivel, final judgment of divorce. TBF Financial v. Lloyd Lynn Cooper, default final judgment for $68,035.50. Courtney Cherokee Jo Mur phy and Robert Waylon Mur phy, final judgment of divorce. Amanda Tindell Bissette and Coby D. Nuccio, final judgment of divorce. Joanna Centeno v. Daniel Medrano, final judgment of in junction for protection. Sandra Flores v. Inoncencio Flores, order of dismissal of final injunction for protection. Christina M. Diaz and Florida Department of Rev enue v. Doris Ann Parrish, order to enforce support order. FDOR and James McCaf fery v. Cassandra McCaffery, recommendation of hearing of ficer order on civil contempt. Irene Minor Cannady and FDOR v. Tammy L. Smith, recommendation of hearing of ficer order on civil contempt. Maria Isabell Cervantes and Enrique Mondragon, final judgment of divorce. Keleen Jamila Herring and Reshod Damon Herring, final judgment of divorce. Arelia Hernandez and Mar cos Hernandez, final judgment of divorce. Herbert Joseph Fender Jr. and FDOR v. Robert Lee Golladay Jr., recommendation of hearing officer order on civil contempt. MT GLQ Investors v. Hiram Ian Trott, voluntary dis missal. FDOR and Megan Juarez v. Roy R. Rivera, recommenda tion of hearing officer order on civil contempt. FDOR and Carolyn Heredia v. Sonia F. Heredia, recom mendation of hearing officer order on civil contempt. FDOR and Celia Ortiz v. Shawn C. Rhymes, recommen dation of hearing officer order on civil contempt. FDOR and Eunice E. How ell v. Michael Jarvis Hines, recommendation of hearing of ficer order on civil contempt. Catherine Leona Baxley v. Jonathan Mark Mayer et al, final order of dismissal as to defendant Adventist Health Systems Sunbelt. Flora and Steven A. Al varado individually and as par ents of minor child v. Breanna Grace Darley, Stephen Dwayne Darley and Catherin K. Darley, notice of voluntary dismissal. Jaime Platt v. American In tegrity Insurance Co. of Florida, notice of voluntary dismissal. Diela Darceus and FDOR vs. Marlon Lashane Lewis, final judgment on petition for enforcement of administrative support order. FDOR and Benita Casimira Serrano v. David Cruz Jr., final judgment on petition for enforcement of administrative support order. Thomas R. Driskell and Terra D. Bolin, final judgment of divorce. Victor B. Jackson v. Josie Marie Medrano, order dismiss ing action. Robert Taylor and Stephanie Michelle Spears, final judg ment of divorce. Saul Castillo Ochoa and Deborah Ann Castillo, final judgment of divorce. Dan E. Krell and Dana A. Krell, final judgment of di vorce. The following felony crim inal cases were disposed of last week by the circuit judge: Samuel Lee Harbarugh, possession of alprazolam, pos session/use of narcotics equip ment, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, entered drug pretrial intervention. Coral Brittany Collins, possession of meth, entered drug pretrial intervention. Raul Junior Martinez, pos session of more than three grams/powder form of syn thetic cannabinoids, cathinones or synthetic phenethylamines and possession/use of narcotics equipment, time served, three years probation, curfew be tween 10 pm and 6 am, license suspended one year, $1,320 fines, costs and fees. Amado Garcia, driving while license suspended/re voked and fleeing/attempting to elude, 90 days jail, credit time served, four years proba tion, license suspended three years, $1,320 fines, costs and fees. Keith Noel Ladwig, posses sion of meth, possession of marijuana (adjudication with held on both) and possession/use of narcotics equipment, time served, three years probation, $1,420 fines, costs and fees. Marty Wayne Evans, as sault, possession of alprazolam (adjudication withheld) and possession/use of narcotics equipment, time served, three years probation, anger man agement class, $1,672 fines, costs and fees. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Pedro and Bernarda Castillo to Martin Martinez-Jaimes, for $62,000. Four Nine Partners to Sabas Candelario, for $13,000. Cody William and Lexi Gullatt to Neil Osburg and Ashlie Manno, for $152,000. DJs Properties Inc. to Thomas A. and Carolyn Gin gerelli, for $34,200. David J. and Judith E. Bene dict to Adolph Fritzel, for $63,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as trustee for Saxon Asset Securities Trust 2007-3 to Mendel Property Manage ment, for $36,460. Vanderbilt Mortgage & Fi nance Inc. to Feliciano Sebast ian Cervantes and Ricarda Paz Ramos, for $50,000. Thomas Malone Bostick to Nanette Bostick and Charles W. Kicker, for $92,500. Gerald Marsh Revell to Timothy C. Lee and Susie Patarini, for $150,000. Angel Pesquerra and Car men Serrano to Rocky D. Parks and Kimberly J. Parks, for $24,000. William J. Coyne to Kathryn J. Stafford, for $33,900. First Mortgage Wauchula to Jose Lucho Razo, for $70,000. Robert Aliotta Jr. to Calvin W. Bates, for $163,800. Maranatha Baptist Church of Hardee County Inc. to Tomas Perez Gallegos and Josefa Bautista Dominguez, for $135,000. Wauchula Land Group to Cody William Gullatt, for $165,000. Oakwood Construction to Ray Michael and Kristen E. Rivas, for $219,000. Donaciano and Rosa O. Llanas to Michael A. Longo and Angela L. Kirk, for $164,900. NoticesCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a hour Ethics Training November 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The training will be held at the Historic Train Depot located at 135 East Main Street. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in volves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, partic ipation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3535. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/Richard K. Nadaskay, Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 11:1cNOTICEEMERGENCY MEETING HARDEE SCHOOL BOARD The Superintendent of Schools has called an emergency meeting of the Hardee County School Board for Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:10 p.m., in the School Board Meeting Room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of contract for replacement of a 150 ton chiller at North Wauchula Elementary School. 11:1c

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 Obituaries In Loving Memory A A N N T T O O N N I I O O P P E E R R E E Z Z E E S S T T R R A A D D A A Antonio Perez-Estrada, 72, of Wauchula, died onOct. 20, 2018, at his home. He was born on Aug. 10, 1946, in Mexico, and cameto Hardee County in 1978.He was a member of St.Michael Catholic Church andworked as a laborer in agri culture. Survivors include: his wife, Hortencia Estrada, ofWauchula; four sons, Anto nio Perez Estrada (KatherinePerez), of Wauchula, EfranPerez, of Wauchula, JavierPerez (Kelly), of Auburndale,and Reymundo Perez(Kotie), of Fort Myers; twodaughters, Silvia Blocker(Don), of Baltimore, Md.,and Marissa R. Perez, ofWauchula; two brothers,Gonzolo Perez, of Wauchula,and Alfonse Perez, of Cali fornia; three sisters,Guadalupe Flores, ofWauchula, Barbara Perez, ofOakland, Calif., and BertaPerez, of San Francisco,Calif.; and nine grandchil dren. Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at RobartsGarden Chapel from 6-8 p.m.Funeral service was held Sat urday, Oct. 27, at St. MichaelCatholic Church, at 12 p.m.Burial was in WauchulaCemetery.Expressions of comfortmay be made atrobartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home Meet Our Staff We are the oldest and original funeral home of Hardee County. Thislocation has been serving many families for many generations. Weare honored to continue this tradition. The newly remodeled additionallows us to offer the largest and most well-appointed funeral homelocation in the community. Thank you Hardee County for your sup port and trust. P P o o n n g g e e r r K K a a y y s s G G r r a a d d y y Funeral Homes and Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 773-6400 www.pongerkaysgrady.com O O u u r r f f a a m m i i l l y y s s e e r r v v i i n n g g y y o o u u r r f f a a m m i i l l y y Allyson Ponger Christ President & Owner F.D.I.C. ~ Arcadia Delmos L. Newsome F.D.I.C ~ Wauchula Timothy J. Wilson Lic. Funeral Dir. Michelle Eaker Lic. Funeral Dir. Joyce Lyle Office Man. ~ Arcadia Carolina Bowden Marketing & Internet Candace R. McHenry Office Man. ~ Wauchula Anthony R. Freeman Attendent Bill Nickelwarth Attendent Larry Lyle Attendent David Bedell Attendent Donald Collier Attendent Bob Heine Attendent Charlie Scott Attendent Photo Not Available Juan Perez Attendent Jacquelyn P. Freeman V. President Preneed & Monuments Anthony R. Freeman/Douglas R. Christ Cemetery & Monuments 11:1c We are Hardee County’s ONLY LOCALLY OWNED and OPE TED funeral home. We offer superior care and services, combined with the lowest prices guaranteed. “Thank you for the honor & privilege of serving you.” View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 West Main Street • Wauchula, Florida33873 863-773-9773 11:1c EMORY LEE BURNETT Emory Lee Burnett, 94, of Wauchula, died Sunday after noon, Oct. 14, 2018, at hishome. Born March 14, 1924, to John and Josephine (Under hill) Burnett, he lived most ofhis life in Wauchula. Emoryserved in the U.S. MarineCorps in the Pa cific theatre dur ing WWII as aplatoon sergeant.He was a life member of boththe VFW and DAV. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy JeanWallace; and brothers, HenryPeyton (HP), Robert (Wilbur)and George Kenneth. He is survived by his wife Zelda Burnett; six grandchil dren; and seven great-grand children. Arrangements were by Fountain Funeral Home, AvonPark. 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 How Low Will Some People Go? Report Exploitation of the Elderly 1 (800) 96 Abuse 1 (800) 962 2873 Dear Editor: Well, it's happened again to my chagrin. Another shooting,this time in my home cityPittsburgh, Pa. The shooter entered the Tree of Life Jewish Synagogue andshouted an anti-semantic state ment. There were about 60 to 100 people in the synagogue be cause three congregationsshared the synagogue. October 27th he killed 11 people from 54 to 97 years ofage and at least 6 people gotinjured, including 4 were Pitts burgh police officers. The reason the shooter chose this day to shoot was be cause it was a day PresidentClinton passed in 1989 as In ternational Religious FreedomDay. Now how this guy wouldknow that this day even ex isted is beyond me. What stretches my brain is that who on this Earth wouldwant to waste precious timethinking of devious ways tohurt or kill people. Just like the pipe bombs being sent to political leaders,he must've spent time andmoney looking up addresses,making these bombs andspending money to send them by mail. I believe we have very many people who need help in lifeand are either overlooked orthey don't show anyone theirtrue ways of thinking, and theygo off the deep end. I know I don't have enough hours in the day to do every thing that needs to get done inmy life. Jesus says to think on won derful and good thoughts, notevil devious thoughts on waysto kill or hurt people. It's possible he could've been a church goer all his lifeyet the seeds sowed went tounfertilized ground where thebirds came and ate all the goodseeds and replaced them withevil thinking We need to renew our minds so we have Godly thinking andnot evil thinking. The Biblesays do not give any thought tothe devil for the day is evil. Well, I feel very bad about this shooting since it is myneck of the woods, and myheart goes out to everyone ef fected. The Pittsburgh policedid mention we all need tightersecurity, and indeed we do. Connie Rowe Wauchula Letter To The Editor Connie Rowe LamentsShooting At Synagogue Dear Editor: This story is about when the True Story Writer was in thethird grade. Miss Williams was the name of my teacher. I really liked hera lot. She was very pretty andvery sweet. My mother had promised me that she would come to theauditorium to see me perform(I don't remember what myperformance was supposed tohave been). I was very upsetwhen I looked that auditoriumover and my mother wasn'tthere. When my parents prom ised any of my brothers or sis ters that they would dosomething, they didn't breaktheir promises. I knew some thing must have happened, butI could not understand it. (Iwas very hurt.) When school was over at 3:00 one of my Mother'sbrothers (Uncle Carl) came toschool and told me to get in hiscar that he wanted to talk tomy Daddy. He asked me whereDaddy was working. I replied,"Yes, Sir. He's working in agrove." Uncle Carl told me to get in the car to show him where hewas working. I knew exactlywhere he was working. He wasthe manager of the grove andalso went to get the "pickers"for the orange and grapefruitgroves. We rode and rode. My Uncle Carl began to think I didn'tknow where Daddy was. Welived in Homestead, but thegroves were in Redland whichwas quite a distance fromwhere we lived. We finally got to Daddy. He was checking the fruit to seehow much acid was in them.(He had to check the grape fruit.) Well, I found something to do while Daddy and UncleCarl talked. In a few minutes my Daddy called the pickers in andloaded them up to take themhome. Uncle Carl took mehome. My Grandmother andAunt Martha were still withmy Mama. They told me Mama was very sick. They told me to getsome clothes together and alsoto get my two brothers someclothes, that we were going tostay with Grandmother untilMama felt better. Mama had to go to the hos pital, I think. I don't rememberfor sure, but she had given memy first sister. Now you know what her sickness was. It was a longtime before I understood. She was sick for quite a lengthy time. Thank God shefinally was feeling better, andall of us could all be together again---and I had a little sister. It took a while before I could pick her up or play with her. She was so small, so cute and so pretty. She had curlydark hair. Some time later when I was quite a bit older, Mama toldme she thought she was goingto die. She kept repeating the23rd Psalm over and over. You see how important the Bible is? How important it isto read the Lord's words? Be lieve what you read in theBible! Live how it tells you tolive. Go to church and go toSunday school! Be sure toread the Bible everyday andlive the way it tells you! I'm not telling you which church to attend — All of themthat give you the Lord's way isthe Right Way! Bless all of you,Roxie Bentley Wauchula Letter To The Editor 3rd Grader Roxie BentleyAlmost Lost Her Mother

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A6 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 11:1c KINDERGARTEN A Karina FloresBrent ForsterIsaac RubioAnthony Luna-ReyesJayce SambranoLyla AbbottAubree EsquivelIsaiah MartinezAliyah NavarroCailey OdenGenesis SolisIan WaltersAdrian AguilarJose LopezAudrina RiveraMaria RiveraIsaiah White A/B Estrella HernandezPalacio Dayrah JuarezDiego LupercioValdez Naheem MartinezSebastian SmithMarcos FloresDaniella GlissonGuadalupe MendezCyiah SimmonsSamatha BravoJoseph FieldsLily GalvanLeo HernandezMax ByrantEhtan GarzaJackie GitierrezBelen Medina FIRST GRADE A Kieylne AdcoxRicardo CastilloAllen FowlerChristopher InguezIrvin SerranoEdna SoteloIngrid Duarte-LopezAriana RiveraKlowie RodriguezDanica FennellTristan FleurimondEyleen MaldonadoJaimes Sadianne McQuaigBella NedinaWesley Wright A/B Aaliyah GnerraLeilani hernandezAlexis HopkinsAnalisa MendezMilagros PeraltaAviviana RiveraNevaeh BassDiego BravoLaremy DickeyNatasha MatherAidan MouldinErnesto MunozHernandez Skylinn PowellAngel Bautista-AvilaZariah GarciaCorina GutierrezAmber-Rose HainesEastan HernandezAiden HoweBenjamin LopezRamos London LuckettEmilio MaldonadoJaimes Abby Murphy SECOND GRADE A Bodhi DerringerBrody MatthewsLeviy Avila-VictoriaKaryna Gomez A/B Iris DelunaIsai Hernandez-AvilaRebekha SandovalKatelyn SimsAbigail SvendsenNatalee TawesNatalie ArvizuMia EdmondsonVivanna HurtadoDominguez Alexandra LugoMarquez Esli LupercioEddie Picazo Anahi ArzateNoah MurrayVanessa CepedaBethany DartyAshley EsquivelBerielle MedinaLuis Gutierrez THIRD GRADE A Jaylee RiosRyan BrummetCoffin Bryan CantorWilliam LopezCaceres Fabiola GutierrezRobles Jonathan HernandezCruz Javier Mendez-Lopez A/B Lisbet CastroBautista Bryan MosesJaqueline RomerpSerrano Justin ThompsonCylee MurphyJayla BassAlexis FariasGabriella FloresDamian GutierrezEva LozanoValeria MolinaLozano Amberly TrejoChristian ValadezElizabeth RobleroCruz Brian VelascoBautista Hunter BlackHilmiro Garcia FOUTH GRADE A Isabella AlcantarLeslie AlvarengaCameron EsquivelJesse NumezUriel VasquezKirstyn FaulknerRebecca Bravo A/B Juan ChirinosAva DriggersDylan FloresMadelin HernandezCaden LumleyJha'lana SpurlockAndy Abrego-AmbrizEmilio CalvilloChloe CastrejonJayden ChaviraKyleigh FordJesus Morales-CruzElizabeth RamirezEmma VillegasGerardo ArvizuBrandon DeJesusRafael LopezBryan PonceAlexander CruzVanessa TovarGisele MartinezAdamaris Cruz-Avila FIFTH GRADE A/B Sandra Gomez-LopezDakoda McQuaigMakayla SanchezRebecca CurryBeyonce JuarezEmily AbregoMichael AvilaVictora Milagros Covarrubias -Valencia Raul Cruz-JoseAidan DriggersAmariah GarzaKarolina GonzalezSanchez Elvis Jose-GarciaJennifer LopezGonzalez Gisel MaldonadoMaryah McCoyKarla Ramos LopezAlejandro RodriguezMiguel RodriguezNatalie RodriguezNicholas SimsJevon ValadezCarlos ChagoyaFrancisco Arevalo H ONOR R OLL Bowling Green Elementary First Quarter By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Less than seven hours be fore a scheduled sit down withunion negotiations, TheSchool District of HardeeCounty called off a bargainingsession which had been sched uled for Tuesday afternoon. The cancellation was not an nounced to the public. The Herald-Advocate re ceived notification of the can cellation from the HardeeEducation Association/United– the bargaining unit that rep resents the district’s non-in structional employees. Jim Demchak, lead negotia tor for the union, provided thenewspaper with an email chainbetween the union and the dis trict’s chief negotiator, HumanResources Director GeorgeKelly. “After meeting with the Su perintendent this morning, weare not prepared to respond toyour most recent counter. Wesuggest a postponement of thisafternoon's scheduled meetinguntil a later date,” wrote Kellyin an email to Demchak andhis team sent at 9:28 a.m. The bargaining team from the union responded minuteslater. “Thank you for the notice postponing today’s session.We are disappointed and lookforward to meeting soon. Webelieve your Support Staff arevital to the total education ofthe students of Hardee Countyand we hope the district sharesthat belief,” the union re sponded. The reply was signed “HEA/U Bargaining Team.” During a bargaining session on Tuesday of last week, unionleaders presented a counterof fer requesting support staff re ceive a step increase and a75-cent an hour raise. “We came off $50,000 from our last request,” Demchaksaid. HEA/U had previously re quested a step increase and a 90-cent an hour raise for sup port staff – a bargaining unitthat includes bus drivers, jani tors, cafeteria workers andmost front office staff. Kelly, while thanking the union for its willingness to ne gotiate, said district officialswere not prepared to discussthe offer. “We appreciate some good faith movement in trying to getto some agreement,” Kellysaid. “In light of our con straints that we outlined lasttime we talked about money,we have no authority to giveyou any more money than wealready offered.” “We are not prepared to make a counteroffer,” headded. Kelly also noted that the dis trict would “prefer” any salarypackage include “non-recur ring” money such as bonusesinstead of raises. School officials have pre sented a series of funding of fers of relatively equal fiscalimpact. The most relevantcomparison to the HEA/U’srequest is an offer from thedistrict of 29-cent an hourraises for all support staff. The pending contract nego tiations prompted severalschool bus drivers to attendlast Thursday’s meeting of TheSchool Board of HardeeCounty to advocate for raises. Belinda Anderson, who has been driving a bus since 1989,said drivers go “through awhole lot.” “We feel we are not appreci ated,” Anderson said. “I havetalked to some officials andhave told them what a busdriver has to go through. Wehouse clean. We have to be be havioral specials. We getabused. We get cursed out bythe kids and by the parents. A29-cent raise? I think we areworth more than that.” Jack Bartolucci, another bus driver, said the $15 he makesan hour is not enough. Busdrivers run morning and after noon routes, for a minimum of4.5 hours a day. “I feel, and so do some oth ers, we are under-appreciated,”Bartolucci said. Bargaining sessions be tween government bodies andunions representing employeesare subject to Florida’s Gov ernment in the Sunshine Lawand are open to the public. Tuesday’s canceled meeting was not posted on the publicnotice board at the district of fice, posted to the district web site, or advertised through apublic notice in The Herald-Advocate. Similarly, the last-minute cancellation was not publicallynoticed in any similar fashion. The date of the now-can celed meeting was set at theOct. 23 bargaining session. Deputy Superintendent Todd Durden said the districtwould do a “better job” atnoticing meetings. “We will certainly do a bet ter job informing you of schoolboard public meeting cancela tions,” Durden noted in anemail to The Herald-Advocate. As of press time Tuesday evening, Durden had not re sponded to an inquiry if themeeting in question was everproperly noticed. Schools Postpone Union Talks PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The School District of Hardee County canceled Tues day’s scheduled bargaining session with the HardeeEducation Association/United. The meeting, scheduledlast week, was not publically advertised or posted tothe district’s website or bulletin board. Neither was no tice given of the meeting’s last-minute cancelation. I come from a large family, and I am the oldest of six chil dren. It took my Mom and Dad both working just to keep food on the table, to keep us in school clothes, and to buy shoe s and all the necessities that go with having children. I, being the oldest, learned to do all the things Mama taught me at an early age. I learned to cook, wash clothes and iron them,take care of my brothers and sisters after school was out, and if Icame upon something I didn't know how to do, I just learned tofigure it out for myself. In high school I took home economics, and in that class we learned many things. Among the things we learned was how tosew. We were taught how to use a pattern and a sewing machine.I think it should be a required class when you get in h igh school because it prepares you for having your own home and fa mily. I used to make most of my daughters' clothes when they were small---cute little girl dresses and short sets. As they got olderthey chose their own patterns and the material they wanted. Imade prom dresses for both of them and a pant suit for grad nightfor the older daughter. The younger daughter was a majorette, andsince she was the only one I was allowed to make her uniform. My oldest granddaughter has three daughters of her own, and I am seeing her do some of the things I used to do mysel f. She is very innovative. She went to the care center and boug ht some tee shirts and other articles of clothing, and by the time she gotthrough cutting and modifying she had made all of them H al loween costumes that look store-bought. As I have the great-grands often I try to teach them what I call life-lessons. I talk to them about things that matter to them. Ihave talked to them about the upcoming election and th e impor tance of choosing the right person to run our state, country, andcities and towns we live in. As they get older they will have the lessons we taught them to make wise decisions about the choices they make in an elect ion or about other choices in their life. We all have choices, so as you cast your ballot on Nov. 6 think about your candidates' values and what they have accom plished. Also, do they stand for the things you hold important in your life.Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-453-3589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas Dear Editor: Voting time is here again. It is important that every citizenvote this year. We have the greatest coun try in the world, and I wouldlike it to stay that way. Be in formed when you go to thevoting booth. Don't believe allthe ads you see on TV. Politicians are like giant ma nure spreaders and are full ofit. They will say anything toget elected. After they get elected it is a whole differentstory. The Democratic Party is get ting way to the left, even to thepoint of socialism. Some arealready there. Socialism doesnot work as proved in Peru,Brazil and Argentina. Voting for free stuff is like shooting yourself in the foot.Somebody has to pay for it. William BartlettWauchula Letter To The Editor It's Voting Time Again • The radio took 38 years to reach a market audience of 50 mil lion, the television took 13 years to reach a market audience of50 million and the iPod took only 3 years to reach a market au dience of 50 million.

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 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 11:1p Fall Fest @ HES COURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Crazy For Carnivals @ ZS Elementary COURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Encourage your children tomake reading the newspa per a part of their everydayroutine for lifelong learning.Newspapers are living text books, helping students de velop reading, math, socialstudies and language skillswhile exploring the issuesaffecting our world today. Herald-Advocate Printers & Publishers The P.O. Box 338 • 115 S. 7th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 773-3255 On This Day:• In 1784 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents • In 1957 World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich) • In 1968 Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)• In 1969 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks• In 1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation • In 1977 US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981• In 1981 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents • In 1982 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville,Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.• In 2012 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email serv ice 1. Who released the 1970s hit "Do It Any Way YouWanna"? 2. Name the group that re leased "Baby Jump." 3. The Neil Young song "Nowadays Clancy Can't EvenSing" was the debut single forwhich group? 4. Name the song that con tains this lyric: "When youneed somebody around on thenights that try you, I was therewhen you were a queen." ANSWERS 1. People's Choice, in 1975. The song started on the soulchart and then veered over tothe pop chart before slidingonto the disco chart. 2. Mungo Jerry, in 1971. The song was a maxi-singlethat was played at 33 rpm,with a long A-side song andtwo on the B-side. 3. Buffalo Springfield, in 1966. Young wrote the song in response to his then-stalled ca reer. It became a signaturenumber for the band. 4. "You're Only Lonely," by J.D. Souther, in 1979. Thesong spent five weeks at thetop of the Adult Contemporarychart. Souther chose PhilEverly for backup harmonyvocals, a perfect choice. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Flash Back By Chris Richcreek

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A8 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018–H ARDEE L IVING – REVIVAL Ken & Lesa Henderson New Vision Worship Center 2915 Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo Springs Sunday Nov. 4th Wednesday Nov. 7th Sunday 10 am & 6 pm • Monday Wednesday 7 pm Ken & Lesa Henderson are the executive producers of the documentary Hope Has A Name. Film will be shown Saturday, Nov. 3rd @ 6 pm soc11:1c FruitcakesBegining Nov. 5 B B o o w w l l i i n n g g G G r r e e e e n n C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f G G o o d d soc11:1c Call today!375-2230 • 863-781-0971 • 863-397-8697 COURTESY PHOTO A fundraiser for Relay For Life on Saturday, Oct. 13, featured bag lunches of pulled-pork sandwiches and accompaniments. Pickup was in the parking lot of the CurtisEzelle Government Complex, home of the tax collector, elections supervisor, publiclibrary and other important services. The prominent spot was a success for sales.Shown here as Margaret Solano of Zolfo Springs (front, far right) picks up lunchbags are cancer fighters (front, from left) Jennifer Zapote, Levi Simandl, AliceSimandl and Sharon Ussery; (middle row) Jayden Nagy, Jasmine Gonzalez and Is abel Ortiz; (back row) Dwain Lane, Darren Daniels, Ralph Arce and Irma Arce. FUNDRAISER FOLKS PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Jill Newman, director of Hardee County Emergency Management, spoke to theWauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Java Cafe. El Nino has been pre dicted which will bring a colder, wetter winter, she said. Major hurricanes to hit theU.S. in 2018 have been Florence and Michael. The office is located east of theHardee Courthouse at the south end of the old county jail building. Planning andpreparing for emergencies is a year-round job. From left are club president KyleLong, Jill Newman and Rev. Randy Johnson, founder of Reality Ranch. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of EmmaDiane Fields on her passingOct. 5. Born in Arcadia onDec. 31, 1949, to the late An drew G. and Helen C. Wash ington, she graduated fromSmith-Brown High School, at tended A&M University inTallahassee and acquired abachelor’s in social work.Emma was employed by HRS,G. Pierce Wood State Hospitaland the Department of Juve nile Justice, working over 30years and retired. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of FrederickThompson, 74, who passed athome Oct. 13. Happy 89th birthday wishes to Martha Clark on Oct. 16.She’s retired as a BowlingGreen Elementary Schoolteacher. Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa, Dr. VictorW. Ball, pastor, rendered serv ice on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. duringthe Rev. Lewis Shepherd An nual Appreciation Service inFort Meade. Revival Time: Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m. at Carver Recreation Cen ter, 520 Idlewood Ave. S., Bar tow. Speaker will be the Rev.Steve Mitchell. All are wel come. Wednesday, Oct. 17, happy 20th wedding anniversary toPastor Mike and Pam Davis. Early Voting is going on Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. until5 p.m. at the Hardee CountyPublic Library Meeting Room.In town the past days, it hasbeen a steady flow. But if youare unable to do early voting,the General Election will bethis coming Tuesday, Nov. 6,from 7 to 7 at your localprecinct. Bishop Joe and Pastor Debra Halman Annual Pas tor’s Anniversary at GreaterWorks Ministries, 2110Oakhurst Dr., Winter Haven. Awareness Service was Sunday at Greater MacedoniaPrimitive Baptist Church,Elder E. Reed, pastor. Guestspeaker to ladies was Evangel ist Dottie Cook, Arcadia. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In theUnited States, one in eightwomen will be diagnosed withbreast cancer in their lifetime. Keep in prayer the sick: Mike Allison at Lakeland Re gional Medical Center, DanielCalvillo, Mattie Daniels, JessieE. Belcher, Beth Sasser, BettyTaylor, the nursing care cen ters and hospitals. Way to go, Wildcats, on the win Friday night 15-6 againstthe DeSoto Bulldogs,. TheDogs were hosting the confer ence game against rivalHardee Wildcats of Wauchula.It was the 100th time the teamshave been in this matchup.Looking at history in 1977 thescore was 15-6 as Hardee won,now in 2018 15-6 as Hardeewon, that’s a 41-year time spanfor the 15-6 score. Go Wild cats! I remember 1995 gamewe won 60-6 that game. This Friday the Wildcats will travel to Naples, vs. theBarron Collier High Schoolteam, kickoff at 7 p.m. This isa non-Conference game.Naples has won 7 of its pastgames with only 2 losses.Starver Field, Wildcats vs.Cougars. Let’s support theCats! Congratulations to Alexis Benjamin-Graham on beingcrowned Homecoming Queenat Edward Waters College inJacksonville. Alexis is a grad uate of Hardee High School.She was an outstanding athleteand state champ, representing the Wildcats proudly. The foot ball team is Tigers, Greg Ruf fin is head coach. It was theEdward Waters College annualHomecoming game, the Tigersvs. Ave Maria University onOct. 20. Saturday at 7 p.m. South eastern University vs. No. 25Keiser University MSC inLakeland. On Saturday, South eastern of Lakeland beat Ed ward Waters College ofJacksonville at Victory Fieldwith a win of 44-0 for South eastern. Edward Waters Tigers will travel on Nov. 3 to O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham,N.C., to battle against NorthCarolina Central. The 2018Edward Waters College Tigerswill conclude their season onNov. 10 at home as the Tigershost long-time rival WebberInternational University forSenior Day in Jacksonville. The farms are going strong. I know there are yellow squashand zucchini here in Wauchulaat the packing house. Bowling Green Packing House planned to start onMonday of this week. Theweather has been great, notmuch rain, Thankful for thepast two cool mornings. Peace for our nation; protect each one. soc11:1c 4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 Every two years, Florida Farm Bureau evaluates and se lects members of Congress foran American Farm Bureau“Friend of Farm Bureau”award. Members selected for this award have demonstrated acommitment to Florida agri culture’s legislative prioritiesby way of their voting record.The following representativeshave been designated asFriends of Farm Bureau forthe 115th Congress: Neal Dunn (FL-02), Ted Yoho (FL-03), John Ruther ford (FL-04), Gus Bilirakis(FL-12), Dennis Ross (FL-15), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Vern Buchanan(FL-16). “While we are blessed with many outstanding advocatesin our Florida delegation,these members rose to nearlyevery challenge in the 115thCongress,” stated FloridaFarm Bureau President JohnL. Hoblick. “We applaud their leadership and acknowledgetheir good work on behalf ofFlorida’s farmers and ranch ers.” These national lawmakers will be recognized at selectcounty Farm Bureau annualmeetings or at other desig nated events. The first recipients of the “Friend of Farm Bureau”awards were announced inSeptember 1996, and havebeen named every other Sep tember thereafter. ‘Friends Of Farm Bureau’ Announced

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9–H ARDEE L IVING – “ “ F F o o r r g g e e t t M M e e N N o o t t ” ” Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness November 30, 2018 • 5:30 PM Hardee Manor HealthCare Center 401 Orange Place, Wauchula Come join Cornerstone Hospice and Hardee Manor as we promote Alzheimer’s awareness and honor loved ones affected by this disease. Walk starts at 5:30, Family Festival and vigil to follow. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association For more info, call Wendy at Hardee Manor: (863) 773-3231 or Peggy at Cornerstone: (863) 944-8347 soc10:25,11:1c Faith Temple Ministries Church of God and Pastors Wendell & Ty Smith Invites You To Join Us Sunday, Nov. 4th • 10:30 am For A Special Time of Worship The Band of Brothers will be presenting the gospel through music and song. Sharing how God set them free from addictions and how they are helping others through their anointed music and testimonies. Faith Temple Ministries Church of God 701 North 7th Avenue • Wauchula www.faithch.com 11:1c Listen Live Sunday Mornings 10:30 am on WAUC 1310 AM soc11:1p Lordy, Lordy, Look Who Is 40!Love, Mom & Dad The New Jerusalem Church of God is holding two tasty fundraisers. The church is sell ing crab dinners for $8. Thereis also a sweet sale, featuringhomemade pies of cherry,dutch apple, chocolate pud ding and banana pudding for$8, or caramel apples for $4. The church is located at 1514 Lincoln St. in Wauchula. To order, call 773-7932. –––––– The deadline for Church Newssubmissions is Thursday at 5 for the next edition. Church News PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Erica Scheipsmeier, manager of Heartland Events, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Clubon Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Java Cafe. Heartland Events is located on 12 acresalong U.S. 17 south of Bowling Green and was started in 2012 and aided by a$350,000 Hardee EDA (Economic Development Agency) grant in 2016. A weekendfor special needs children was held Oct. 13-14. A Scout and 4-H weekend was heldOct. 20-21. A fall festival was held Oct. 26-28. An American Hero weekend is plannedNov. 3-4 and a Heartland Music Festival on Nov. 3. Admission prices range from $5to $15. Included are a 5-acre maze, attractions, games, animals, pumpkins, con cessions, vendors and music. The website is heartlandevents.com or call 888-576-6293. From left are club past president Olivia Minshew and Erica Scheipsmeier. HEARTLAND EVENTS PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Hannah Potter, 32, an assistant state attorney based in Wauchula, spoke to theHardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Java Cafe. She is a 2004 gradu ate of Hardee High School and earned a law degree from Florida Coastal in Jack sonville in 2011. She said there is mercy tempered with justice, especially forfirst-time offenders of small amounts of drug possession. An accumulated pointsystem (44 points) generally determines when an offender goes to state prison asopposed to county jail. From left are attorney Ken Evers, Hannah Potter, and Bowl ing Green Police Capt. Brett Dowden. Hannah is the daughter of Charlie and BonniePotter of Wauchula and has been working for the state attorney's office for nearlyseven years. She handles all types of felony cases, and her job approach is to befriendly but professional. ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY Greetings from Fort Green!First things first, so mark your calendar to turn yourclock back one hour before yougo to bed Saturday night. I wasin hopes we would not changethe time again, but we are! The second important thing for the Fort Green youth istheir fall festival is this Satur day. I believe the time is 4 to7. We have the usual number of under-the-weather folks anddid not have a bulletin last Sun day as Barbara Casey is defi nitely in this fix. Please say aspecial prayer for Barbara.Also, Dennis Sasser told methe infection that plagued Bethis gone! That is a praise reportand he also said she is able towalk on her foot a little, juststill swollen. Maybe she willbe able to remove the boot by the 4th. LeAnne Line is in serious trouble with already stage 3cancer. Brock Newman alsoneeds special prayer as they aretrying a special item and hop ing it is the key to success.Patsy Hughes is still in need ofprayer, so please pray for theseand others of which you maybe aware. The other day on the televi sion they announced it was the100th anniversary of miniaturegolf. It brought back specialmemories. Between my eighthgrade and beginning highschool in the ninth grade, wewent to Norristown, Pa., tovisit my mama’s youngest sis ter. This was in the days beforeinterstates and most of theroads were two lane and nomotels! There were touristcourts and these were scarce. Most children would not take a trip such as this in thisday and time, as there was noAC in the car and four kids inthe back seat and three adultsin the front! Thankfully we didhave what was considered abig car in those days; it was anOldsmobile. Of course we didall the tourist things there,going to Gettysburg, Philadel phia to see the Liberty Bell, At lantic City, and that was in thedays when horses still jumpedoff of the steel pier. This trip first introduced us kids to miniature golf. Therewas a driving range near ouraunt’s home so this gave usplenty of golf balls. We lovedminiature golf, but when wegot back home to Valdostathere were no such games. Wemade ourselves one in the cowpasture behind our home. Wemade golf clubs out of tobaccosticks, put tin cans in theground to hit the ball through,tire cut in half and all the otherthings we could remember thatwere in the beautiful set inPennsylvania. Miniature golfdid not come to Valdosta untilmy senior year just beforegraduation! According to “Gray Wolf” in his column, he and his fam ily made their own toys whenhe was growing up. I guess youcould say that was the good olddays when kids were in theyard playing after all work wascompleted. My older brothermade us a flying jenny and wehad loads of fun on it. It’s justa shame we did not inventsome toy to have made us rich! The ABC girls at church were busy last Saturday deco rating the church in beautifulfall colors, pumpkins etc. Theyeven put a pretty bouquet in theladies restroom and many otherchurches we have visited havehad flowers in this room. It re ally all looks beautiful and ourchurch is very fortunate to havethese talented girls. Alice Faye Moye sang a super song as the special musiclast week and then DeWayneWillis preached a great sermon.We are still looking for a pas tor. The Thanksgiving supper or dinner, whichever you call it,will be the 14th of Novemberand a special Thanksgivingprogram before the meal. Thechurch normally furnishes themeat and I have not heard whowill cook it. We have somegood men and lady cooks atour church. This is one of the most im portant elections coming up onthe 6th of November and it isyour God-given right to voteand give thanks that you live ina free state and nation. In somany places, the citizens donot have this privilege. I am going to remove the stickers from the rear of mycar. There is so much hatred inthe U.S. now. Last week, I wasin Winter Haven and BarbaraCasey was with me when atruck passed me with the win dow down and the driver blow ing his horn and making anobscene gesture out the win dow. I first told Barbara Ididn’t think I was driving thatbad as he had not been close tome. I realized I was in the turn ing lane and he in the straight-ahead lane, and then thought itmust be my stickers. I still havean Adam Putnam sticker, and Ireceived the nicest letter fromhim, and a sticker for the pres ident. I had already removed the one that read Florida FarmersFeed the World! It does nottake much to set some peopleoff! Please pray for one another and our nation. Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 COURTESY PHOTO John Tesh will open the 2018-19 season at the Alan JayWildstein Center for the Performing Arts at SouthFlorida State College on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.Tesh has won six Emmys, garnered two Grammy nom inations, produced seven public television specialsand sold eight million records during his 25-year mu sical career. His show, Songs and Music from theGrand Piano, “is an intimate, authentic performancethat audiences across the country find inspiring,” saidCindy Garren, director of SFSC cultural programs.Tickets are $32-$40, and are available online atsfscarts.org by calling (863) 784-7178 or in person at the box office located on the Highlands Campus at 600W. College Ave. in Avon Park. SEASON OPENER

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A10 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 Family Fun At The Fall Festival PHOTOS BY JENNIFER McCONKEY The costume contest included a category for youngsters birth to 2 years old. Thewinners and their parents are (front, from left) Brandi Maldonado with River Mal donado, whose Troll costume won the “cutest” category; Elijah Blas who won “bestall-around” as Captain Jack Sparrow; Semaj Morris, who won the “spookiest” cate gory as Pennywise, and mom Jessica Morris; (back) Lacey Rimes with EverleighRimes, who’s Cabbage Patch costume won “most original,” and Cindy and JaimeBlas. The 3to 5-year-old costume contest winners were (from left) “best all-around” Pey ton Maldonado as Poppy the Troll; “cutest” Hope Brown as Doc McStuffins; “mostoriginal” Oralia Sambrano as Pocahontas; and “spookiest” Ezekiel Tamayo as a wolf. Showing their Halloween spirit, the winners of the 6to 8-year-old costume contestwere (from left) “most original” Madelyn Albritton as an avocado; “cutest” KailobWisknewski as Marshall from PAW Patrol; “spookiest” Dylan Schierling as a zombie;and “best all-around” Aubrey Garcia as Maleficent. The creative costume winners in the 9to 12-year-old category were (from left)“cutest” Khale Dickey as a strawberry; “most original” Remy Jacobson as a sodapop server; “best all-around” Malakhi Morris as Predator; and “spookiest” Michael Villalpando as a killer scarecrow. The costume contest included a category for best duo or group. The runners-upwere (left) Daisy Chapa and Grable Trejo as Beauty and the Beast. The winners wereEron Hernandes (center) as Te K, Ciara Lambert as Te Fiti and Easton Hernandesas Maui from the movie “Moana.” There was a sensory-friendly area at the Fall Festival for the first time this year. N’Ko laus L. Jones (left) and Eli Samuels were two of the festival-goers who participated in the sensory-friendly activities away from the main crowd. The Fall Festival was hosted by the Hardee County Ministerial Association, and manychurches set up activities and games. After participating, kids could get candy fromeach group. Costumes at the Fall Festival ranged from science fiction to agriculture. Shown (from left) are Joshua White, Cameron White, Jasper Lowe and Raleigh Lowe.

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11 11:1c Jonathan Ohlinger visited one of the face-painting tents. Superheroes Aubrei and Nicolas Flores posed in the pumpkin patch photo setting provided by Heartland Events. Grace Guest came to Saturday’s Fall Festival dressedas a rainbow unicorn. Batman and Robin were able to get masks from one ofthe face-painting tents. Dressed as the dynamic duo are Hamdi and Ahmad Halim. Rusty and April Kitchens attended the Fall Festivaldressed as Beast and Belle from “Beauty and theBeast.” COURTESY PHOTO For being the first student to read all 15 books on thisyear's Sunshine State Young Readers Award list, fifth-grader Milagros Covarubias Valencia is Bowling GreenElementary School's 2018-19 Sunshine State Reader ofthe Year. She also successfully passed the accompa nying Accelerated Reader quizzes. Milagros receiveda trophy and an "I Read Them All" brag tag for thisachievement. She was a member of last year's Battleof the Books team, and will again take part in the com petition in May. TOP READER • If you're a pet owner, you probably know that the epi demic of obesity is not limitedto humans; many pets areoverweight, too. You might besurprised to learn, though, thatsome pet owners choose todeal with the problem in a waythat we usually associate onlywith people: liposuction. Yes,you can get cosmetic surgeryfor your pets. • If you hear the word "Bilbo" you might think of afamously adventurous hobbit,but a bilbo is also a finely tem pered Spanish sword. • A recent study by scientist Karl Berg suggests that an adult green-rumped parrotlet, a tiny bird native to Venezuela,will "name" its babies, assign ing each a particular series ofpeeps to identify it. Not onlythat, other parrotlets then learnto associate that exact series ofpeeps with that particular bird,and actually use the sounds toget that bird's attention. • In the original version of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale"Cinderella," doves peck outthe stepsisters' eyes at Cin derella's wedding. *** Thought for the Day: "Life is not a spectacle or afeast; it is a predicament." —George Santayana (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver Up To $3,000 Reward! Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477 or heartlandcrimestoppers.com

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A12 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 LUNCH BUNCH COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DALRNE WILLIAMS Wauchula Elementary School familieswere invited to eat lunch with their chil dren for National School Lunch Week,which was celebrated nationwide lastweek. The special week was created byPresident John F. Kennedy to celebratethe National School Lunch Program,which is the largest federal child nutri tion program. National School Lunch Week @ ZSE COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Quality Color Printing • Business Cards • Stationery • Postcards • Labels • Picker’s Tickets & Cards • Flyers • Invoices • Business Forms • Invitations • Announcements • Letterhead • Envelopes • Event Tickets • Copy Services • Magnetic Signs Quality printing services at competitive prices! Communicate in color with our high-quality and highly affordable color printing services. Whether it’s a business presentation or a personal project, our friendly, helpful staff gets your job done quickly and easily. Prompt Turnaround • Rush Service Available Herald-Advocate Printers & Publishers P.O. Box 338 • 115 S. 7th Ave • Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 773-3255 The

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A13 Political Ad paid for by the Committee to Elect Keith Merritt Circuit Court Judge, District 10, Group 10 Keith P. Merritt, Esq 11:1p HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. • Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 11:1c NOTICE The Board of County Commissioners will have ameeting and Swearing-In Ceremony on Tues day, November 20, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in theCounty Commission Chambers, Room 102, 412West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida. 11:1c By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Hardee County has made significant gains this year in reducing the number of out-of-fieldteachers working in local classrooms. The School District of Hardee County cur rently has 32 teachers working in a field inwhich they are not certified, according to themost recent filing with the Florida Departmentof Education. Eleven teachers are out-of-field at Hardee Senior High and another three teachers areworking out-of-field at Hardee Junior HighSchool. Hilltop Elementary and North Wauchula El ementary each have two out-of-field instruc tors. Zolfo Springs Elementary has sixout-of-field instructors. Additionally, Pioneer Career Academy has two out-of-field instructors. Bowling Green Elementary is the only school in the county without teachers workingout of field. The bulk of the out-of-field assignments con tinue to be for ESOL – English for Speakers ofOther Languages. According to the report, 17 of the out-offield assignments are related to ESOL. Thestate requires that teachers be certified in ESOLif they have even one student assigned to theirclass who has been labeled as an ESOL stu dent. Hardee’s percentage of out-of-field teachers is on par with neighboring Highlands Coun-ty, where 79 of the 881 teachers are working out-of-field – again, mostly for ESOL certification. According to an end-of-year report by the Florida Department of Education, HardeeCounty had 7.2 percent of its courses last yeartaught by out-of-field teachers. Neighboring DeSoto Coun-ty, for compari son, had 31.7 percent of courses taught out-of-field last year. Highlands County was at 10.8percent. Hilltop Elementary, Bowling Green Elemen tary and Pioneer Career Academy were theonly schools fully in compliance last year.Hardee Junior High had the highest percentageof courses taught by out-of-field teachers with15.9 percent – or roughly 84 of its 443 courses. Hardee High School had 12 of its 315 courses – roughly 3.7 percent – taught by out-of-field teachers. Zolfo Springs Elementaryhad nine of its 145 courses – roughly 5.8 per cent – taught by out-of-field instructors. The Florida Department of Education re quires school district’s to post known out-of-field teachers on the district’s website within30 days before the beginning of each semester.School districts are further required topromptly update the website posting if an out-of-field teacher is hired during the school yearor if a teacher receives a new out-of-field as signment. Hardee County’s list of out-of-field teachers is available at hardee.k12.fl.us under the “Im portant Information” section in the “HumanResources” tab. 32 Teachers Working Out Of Field Q: I have been a fan of Ju dith Light ever since sheplayed Karen on the daytimesoap "One Life to Live." Iwish I could have seen her dotheater. What's next for her? —D.K. A: Light last took the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse in"God Looked Away" oppositelegendary actor Al Pacino asplaywright TennesseeWilliams. Alas, it did not re ceive the kindest of reviews.However, Light has won twoTony Awards in her career, so Idoubt she has abandoned the ater. You can catch Light early nextyear on Lifetime in the psycho logical thriller "Escaping theMadhouse: The Nellie BlyStory." Christina Ricci stars inthis TV movie based on the truestory of a brave journalist whogoes undercover as a patient atthe Women's Lunatic Asylumin New York. Light plays thenurse who tortures her. Bly'sreal name was ElizabethCochran Seaman, and her in tense investigation helped re form mental health care on aglobal level. "Escaping the Madhouse" premieres Jan. 19at 8 p.m. ET/PT. on Lifetime. *** Q: I wanted to respond to the reader's letter about thenew version of "MagnumP.I." on CBS. While I'm ahuge fan of Tom Selleck, Ihave to say I'm enjoying thenew "Magnum P.I." verymuch. I just watch and don'tcompare, just enjoy it forwhat it is. The storylines have been intense and excit ing! —Bonny S. A: When it comes to TV and movies, I can't think of anytopic that inspires such oppo site opinions as the "remake." The 10-year-old in me would be absolutely livid if they triedto remake "The Brady Bunch,"but then I'd have to stop and cool down and realize thatthere's a new generation outthere that might be just as ex cited to watch a reboot of thatblended family and their house keeper, Alice. However, deepdown we know that nothingwill compare to the originals,and that includes Tom Selleckand his Hawaiian shirts. The key, as Bonny wrote, is to not compare. Watch or don'twatch, but take these new ver sions as entirely new. They justhappen to share the samenames and locations of a cer tain series decades ago. I knowit's hard, and I honestly don'tknow if I could keep quiet if"The Brady Bunch" kids cameback carrying cellphones, butthen again, I don't have towatch. *** Celebrity Extra By Dana Jackson PICKS OF THE WEEK "The Spy Who Dumped Me" (R) — Audrey and Morgan(Mila Kunis and Kate McKin non) are just a couple of work ing-stiff best friends. But whenAudrey's ex dumps her by text,Morgan per suades her toburn his left-behind pos sessions inretaliation.He shows upto collectthem — andit's revealedthat he's ac tually a spy— and theladies arefolded into a convolutedtraipse through Europe and amultitude of treacherous sce narios as they are chased by as sassins and bad guys. It's alittle predictable and it's notbrimming with cleverness, butKunis and McKinnon areadorable and hilariousnonetheless. Also stars JustinTheroux and Sam Heughan inhunky spy roles. "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" (PG) — Miffed at being perennially in theshadow of Batman, Robin(voiced by Scott Menville) de cides that the only way he canget the respect he deserves is togo chasing his own featurefilm, alongside his junior su perhero buds Raven, Starfire,Cyborg and Beast Boy. Butwhat really makes a superherois a supervillain, so when themaniacal Slade (Will Arnett)— who bears a resemblance toDeadpool that warrants re peated mentioning — showsup, Robin decides he fits thebill. Based on the Cartoon Net work series, it's a goofy andfun immersion into the fartjokes, one-ups and burns thatcan be enjoyed by kids andmost adults (if you don't take ittoo seriously). "The Darkest Minds" (PG13) — Amandla Stenbergheadlines this teen-driven, dystopian-future drama. A mysterious illness takes an in credible death toll on the coun try's children, but those whoare left alive begin to develop an array of hypernatural abili ties: enhanced intelligence, ki netic powers, etc., and Ruby (Sten berg) hasthem all. Kidsare roundedup into campsand colorcoded, andafter Ruby istargeted forelimination,she escapes tojoin a group of wild children searching foran elusive safe compound. Iwas really looking forward to this film, and walked away dis appointed. It's based on abook, and they spent much of the second half setting up fu ture sequels, and not nearlyenough on the actual storyline. "Slender Man" (R) — For the record, Slender Man was ameme character created for an online contest. It has devel oped into an internet culturalphenomenon, praised for itscreepiness and blamed forsome terrible deeds. It is at itsheart, simply, a slender manwith long stringy limbs, hazyand ambiguous facial details and a propensity to lure peo ple, particularly children, totheir doom. This film is set ina Massachusetts town wheresome dumb kids go searchingto prove he doesn't exist andthen suddenly he does. Whatcan I say? This one missed themark. Someone else will takea crack at the legend. Save your money for that attempt. NEW TV Releases "Chillers: The Complete 12Part Anthology Series" "Murdoch Mysteries: The Christmas Cases Collection" "No Passport Required" "Charmed" The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Oct. 29. Michael Pena, who costarred in "A Wrinkle inTime," "Ant-Man and theWasp" and "Extinction," haslanded the plum role of "Mr.Rourke" in the film "FantasyIsland" (immortalized by Ri cardo Montalban in the TV se ries). But first he'll star in ClintEastwood's "The Mule," withBradley Cooper, LaurenceFishburne, Dianne Wiest andAndy Garcia, in theaters Dec.14. The obvious casting of "Tat too," which made Herve Vil lechaize a star, is "Game ofThrones" actor Peter Dinklage.Dinklage plays Herve in thecurrent HBO film"My Dinner WithHerve." However,it's a double-edged sword be cause Dinklagehas said, remem bering whenHerve's star beganto rise in Holly wood: "I felt likeeverybody knew,especially somebody my size.To be honest, as a young,angry gentleman, I was injudgment of the man. Why would he take these roles thatsort of seem side-kicky and de meaning? Then when you getto know who he was ... there'smore to the story!" Villechaize may have seemed side-kicky, but co-star ring in the James Bond classic"The Man With The GoldenGun" (1974) and alongsideMontalban in "Fantasy Island"made him rich and famous.Dinklage is a serious actorwho hit it big with "Game ofThrones," for which he won anEmmy, and the recent Oscar-winning film "Three Bill boards." Playing Herve as atroubled man in "My Dinner With Herve" was one thing, but as the whim sical "Tattoo" he maythink it would be de meaning for him. *** When James Bond producer Barbara Broc coli was asked (proba bly because of the 13th"Doctor Who" being a woman) if there would be a female James Bond, heranswer was "We shouldn't ex pect a female James Bond any time soon ... Bond is MALE!" Rami Malek, an overnight star who won an Emmy for"Mr. Robot" (2015-present), isbeing touted for an Oscar nom ination for playing FreddieMercury in the Queen bio-pic"Bohemian Rhapsody," whichopens Nov. 2. The "Queen" re vival also is due to the bandQueen touring the country, in cluding Las Vegas, with AdamLambert doing Freddie Mer cury's vocals. Rachel Brosnahan won a Golden Globe and an Emmyfor playing "The MarvelousMrs. Maisel," and now goesdramatic opposite BenedictCumberbatch in "The IronBark," in which he's a Brit whohelps the CIA penetrate the So viet nuclear program duringthe Cold War. Nick Nolte had "The Padre," with Tim Roth, back in Sep tember and is in the upcoming"Angel Has Fallen" (third inthe film series), with GerardButler. Nolte next will play aman suffering withAlzheimer's in "Head Full ofHoney." Matt Dillon plays hisson. Insiders say this is the roleNolte has waited for his wholecareer, and it could be UN FORGETTABLE! (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Inside Q: I haven't paid attention to TV ratings in years. Iwould imagine the major net works are suffering now that,in addition to cable, peoplehave Netflix and Amazon andother options. What are thetop shows nowadays? —M.B. A: Yes, network ratings overall don't generate the highnumbers they used to, but theyare still leading the pack. Theshows that consistently scorehigh and show growth at themoment are "Manifest," "ThisIs Us," the long-running"Grey's Anatomy," "The GoodDoctor" and the hit comedy"The Big Bang Theory." Thisall could change overnight, butthese will likely be the season'sbiggest hits. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. 11/1/2018Sun DataRise: 7:38 AMSet: 6:43 PMDay Length11 hrs. 05 mins.Moon DataRise: 1:22 AMSet: 3:02 PMOverhead: 8:15 AMUnderfoot: 8:43 PMMoon Phase39% Waning CrescentMajor Times8:15 AM 10:15 AM8:43 PM 10:43 PMMinor Times1:22 AM 2:22 AM3:02 PM 4:02 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverage+Time ZoneUTC: -411/2/2018Sun DataRise: 7:38 AMSet: 6:42 PMDay Length11 hrs. 04 mins.Moon DataRise: 2:25 AMSet: 3:46 PMOverhead: 9:10 AMUnderfoot: 9:36 PMMoon Phase28% Waning CrescentMajor Times9:10 AM 11:10 AM9:36 PM 11:36 PMMinor Times2:25 AM 3:25 AM3:46 PM 4:46 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 11/3/2018Sun DataRise: 7:39 AMSet: 6:41 PMDay Length11 hrs. 02 mins.Moon DataRise: 3:29 AMSet: 4:27 PMOverhead: 10:02 AMUnderfoot: 10:27 PMMoon Phase19% Waning CrescentMajor Times10:02 AM 12:02 PM10:27 PM 12:27 AMMinor Times3:29 AM 4:29 AM4:27 PM 5:27 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -411/4/2018Sun DataRise: 6:39 AMSet: 5:41 PMDay Length11 hrs. 02 mins.Moon DataRise: 3:31 AMSet: 4:06 PMOverhead: 9:52 AMUnderfoot: 10:17 PMMoon Phase10% Waning CrescentMajor Times9:52 AM 11:52 AM10:17 PM 12:17 AMMinor Times3:31 AM 4:31 AM4:06 PM 5:06 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -5 11/5/2018Sun DataRise: 6:40 AMSet: 5:40 PMDay Length11 hrs. 00 mins.Moon DataRise: 4:31 AMSet: 4:44 PMOverhead: 10:41 AMUnderfoot: 11:06 PMMoon Phase5% Waning CrescentMajor Times10:41 AM 12:41 PM11:06 PM 1:06 AMMinor Times4:31 AM 5:31 AM4:44 PM 5:44 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -511/6/2018Sun DataRise: 6:41 AMSet: 5:40 PMDay Length10 hrs. 59 mins.Moon DataRise: 5:32 AMSet: 5:23 PMOverhead: 11:30 AMUnderfoot: --:--Moon Phase1% Waning CrescentMajor Times--:---:--11:30 AM 1:30 PMMinor Times5:32 AM 6:32 AM5:23 PM 6:23 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -5 11/7/2018Sun DataRise: 6:42 AMSet: 5:39 PMDay Length10 hrs. 57 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:31 AMSet: 6:02 PMOverhead: 12:20 PMUnderfoot: --:--Moon Phase0% NEW MOONMajor Times--:---:--12:20 PM 2:20 PMMinor Times6:31 AM 7:31 AM6:02 PM 7:02 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBestTime ZoneUTC: -511/8/2018Sun DataRise: 6:42 AMSet: 5:39 PMDay Length10 hrs. 57 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:30 AMSet: 6:43 PMOverhead: 1:10 PMUnderfoot: 12:45 AMMoon Phase1% Waxing CrescentMajor Times12:45 AM 2:45 AM1:10 PM 3:10 PMMinor Times7:30 AM 8:30 AM6:43 PM 7:43 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetter++Time ZoneUTC: -5 Solunar Forecast Provided courtesy of solunarforecast.com Top10 Movies 1. 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A14 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 11:1c HAPPY CAMPERS COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMSZolfo Springs Elementary recently held its annual Literacy Night & Book Fair,complete with tents pitched out on the grass! The evening included a per formance by the Music Club, a craft activity for making bookmarks and theopportunity to take home some terrific tales. Guest readers, who read storiesat their campsites, included Paul Samuels of the School Board, Cliff Lunn ofHardee Senior High School, Julie Farr from the district office and kinder garten teacher Blaire Thornton. PANCAKE PRIDE COURTESY PHOTOS Fifth graders at Wauchula Elementary School who reached their AcceleratedReader goals for the first nine weeks of school were treated to a colorful pancakebreakfast prepared by their teachers. In the AR program, students have goals theymeet by reading books on their level and then taking computer quizzes on thosebooks. The program is designed to increase reading comprehension. Meeting theirgoals is a matter of pride, as were the Wildcat blue and orange pancakes! COURTESY PHOTO Kaylee Reyna, a fifth-grade student at Zolfo Springs El ementary, recently participated in the statewide His panic Heritage Month Essay Contest. She wrote heressay on Alexander Acosta, the current U.S. secretaryof labor. Kaylee is also a member of the school’s SafetyPatrol. STATE CONTEST COURTESY PHOTO The Wauchula Garden Club welcomed speaker JonaelBosques (above), Hardee County Extension director,at its September meeting. He spoke about pollinators.Fiction: honey bees are going extinct; if there are nohoney bees, there will be no food. Fact: honey beespollinate only seven percent of foods; honey bee pop ulations are at a 20-year high worldwide. Pollinators inFlorida include insects and spiders, birds, mammals,wind and mechanical methods. Key plants and covercrops for pollinators are sunflowers, okra, buckwheat,crepe myrtle and millet. Protect pollinators by usingthe appropriate pesticides in vegetable gardens andon lawns. Spray with liquid, not dust, in the early morn ing or evening when insects are not busy. Visit or callthe Extension Office for help, 773-2164. POLLINATOR PROGRAM • It was civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. whomade the following sage ob servation: "Nothing in theworld is more dangerous thansincere ignorance and consci entious stupidity." • Everyone knows that a sophomore is someone in hisor her second year of highschool or college. Most peopledon't realize, though, that theword is derived from theGreek words "sophos," whichmeans "wise," and "moros,"which means "stupid." • Have you ever tried to hum while holding your nose?It can't be done. • The creator of the ubiqui tous smiley face earned agrand total of $45 for his cre ative effort. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver On This Day:• In 1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented • In 1800 John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House• In 1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris • In 1901 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.• In 1945 First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson • In 1951 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A15 Request for Bid Proposals Pest Control Services for General Household Pests, Rodents, and Ants Sealed bids will be received by The School Board of Hardee County, at the Superin tendent’s Office, 1009 North 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873 until 2:00 p.m. on No vember 27, 2018, at which time all bids shall be publicly opened for furnishing all laborand material and performing all work necessary for Pest Control Services for GeneralHousehold Pests, Rodents, and Ants at all school board facilities. Each bid shall be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Hardee County School Board, P.O. Box 1678, Wauchula, FL 33873. Bids shall be Sealed and plainly marked: BID – Pest Control Services for General Household Pests, Rodents, and Ants November 27, 2018 2:00 P.M. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids received and to waive any andall irregularities in regard thereto. Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not beaccepted. No bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt ofbids for a period of thirty (30) days.MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: November 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Educa tional 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 bidproposal considered for this project. Bid Proposals from Contractors not in atten dance of the mandatory pre-bid conference will be considered unresponsive. Bid tabulations with recommended awards shall be posted for review by interestedparties 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), FloridaStatutes, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.NEW PAYMENT PROCESSThe Hardee County School District (District) shall have the option of using the District’s purchasing card (from Bank of America) to make purchases, partial payments and/ordraws under the contract or purchase order. The District’s purchasing card is similarto a credit card in that there will be a small fee which the contractor will be required topay and the contractor will receive payment directly from the card issuer rather thanthe District. Any and all fees related to this type of payment are the responsibility ofthe contractor. In no case will the District allow increases in prices to offset credit cardfees paid by the contractor or any other charges incurred by the contractor, unlessspecifically stated in the terms of the contract or purchase order. Payment through the District purchasing card is a method of payment, not a methodof contract award. Procedural requirements for awards of contracts and orders muststill be followed. Bob ShaymanSuperintendent of Schools 11:1c NOTICE The regular meeting of the Hardee County School Board sched uled for Thursday, November 8, 2018 has been rescheduled andwill be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018, immediately followingthe Organization of the School Board at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room, 230South Florida Avenue Wauchula, Florida. 11:1c MEETING NOTICE The Insurance Committee will meet Wednes day, November 7, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in theCounty Commission Chambers, 412 W. OrangeStreet, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.For more information, please contact HardeeCounty Human Resource at 863-773-2161. 11:1c NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Office until11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 for the fol lowing Proposals: E1S05-R0 – Underdeck Herbicide Application and Litter Removal in DeSoto and Hardee Counties.Budget Amount: $140,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this proj ect is available on our website athttp://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/ : or by calling (863) 519-2559. 10:25,11:1c Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiringto engage in business underthe fictitious name of A&MFARM located at PO BOX 2142in the County of HARDEE inthe City of WAUCHULAFlorida, 33873 intends to reg ister the said name with theDivision of Corporations ofthe Florida Department ofState, Tallahassee, Florida Dated at WAUCHULA Florida, this OCTOBER 24,2018. Person authorizing publica tion: GERARDO ROJAS. 11:1p Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiringto engage in business underthe fictitious name ofVINTAGE STEEL located at1627 FRIENDSHIP LANE inthe County of HARDEE in theCity of ZOLFO SPRINGS,Florida, 33890 intends to reg ister the said name with theDivision of Corporations ofthe Florida Department ofState, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at ZOLFO SPRINGS Florida, this OCTOBER, 24,2018. Person authorizing publica tion: DAVID R. PARRISH. 11:1p By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern Hurricane Michael shocked many when it made landfallthree weeks ago and wreakedhavoc through the Panhandle. While many people want to help, it’s important to be care ful about how you do it. SendMeMissions Inc. and Hardee County EmergencyManagement say that suppliesoften get wasted after naturaldisasters because people do nate items that aren’t immedi ately needed. When reliefworkers don’t have room tostore the items, they some times throw the donationsaway so they can focus onmore urgent needs. It’s much better to donate to or travel with a group that al ready has a plan in place, saysJamie Samuels, president ofSMM. Several groups in Hardee County are providing disasterrelief and there are plenty ofways for everyone to get in volved. SendMeMissions Like it did after Hurricane Florence, SMM has connectedwith churches in the areas af fected by Michael and ispreparing to send up teams. But this time, the Christian non-profit has access to ahouse for volunteers to stay at. That means it will be able to send eight week-long tripsto the Panhandle over the nextfew months. Volunteers whowant to go for less than a weekwill work with the week-longteam that’s there. The house is in Graceville and will serve as a commandpost, according to Samuels. Teams will probably be fo cusing on tree services, yardcleanup, debris removal androof tarping, Samuels says.There will also need to besomeone on each team to cookfor the group. Samuels says SMM will be deploying the teams fromNov. 10 until Jan. 5. Anyone who’s interested in going on a trip, donatingmoney, buying supplies orreading the prayer list can visitsendmemissions.com Donations the group specif ically needs include a refriger ator/freezer, a washer and adryer. SMM is also lookingfor heavy equipment and RVsor travel trailers to borrow. There is also an opportunity to go to the Panhandle beforethe 10th. SMM is looking forone or two volunteers to help a church in Port St. Joe thisweekend. The volunteers willgo from Saturday to Tuesday,and will be preparing andserving food and sorting anddistributing supplies. Anyone interested in that trip should contact Samuels at245-1587. Volunteers for any of the trips need to be able-bodied.Teenagers aged 16 or 17 needto have an adult chaperonewho is also able-bodied go onthe trip with them, and have aparent sign a release form. SMM also has several ways for kids to help. Samuels sayschildren can host fundraisers,make snack bags, decoratebrown lunch bags or makethank-you cards. Parents or anadult leader will need toschedule a drop-off withSMM first. Sheriff’s Office Natural disasters like Hur ricane Michael can mean a lotof extra work for law enforce ment, so the Hardee CountySheriff’s Office has beensending deputies to Washing ton and Liberty counties in thePanhandle to help out the firstresponders there. Deputies who went helped with search and rescue, clear ing roadways with chainsaws,guarding against looters, andenforcing curfews, accordingto Sheriff Arnold Lanier. One of the teams also took supplies for the first respon ders in the counties they vis ited. Those supplies weredonated by people in Hardeeand DeSoto counties. “We had an enormous out pour of donations, and my en tire staff worked hard to putthis together and I really ap preciate all who gave and par ticipated,” Lanier says. He says that if enough ad ditional supplies are donated,he will send another teamback to the Panhandle. If you would like to donate items, bring them to the Sher iff’s Office at 900 E. SummitSt. in Wauchula or call 773-4144. The office is accepting toi let paper, paper towels, hy giene items, first aid items,sunscreen, insect repellant,cleaning supplies, beddinglike blankets and sleepingbags, flip flops, water shoes,work gloves, shovels, rakes,saws, empty gas cans, flash lights, batteries, tarps, ropes,boxed fans, extension cords,disposable dishes/silverware,zip-top bags and trash bags. For a more complete list, visit the Hardee County Sher iff’s Office Facebook page. Faith Temple Church Faith Temple Church is working with several Chris tian disaster relief agencies tohelp those affected by Hurri cane Michael. Pastor Wendell Smith says financial donations are thebest way to help since thechurch will pass the money onto the agencies they’re work ing with, Operation Blessing,Operation Compassion, Con voy of Hope and Feed theChildren. According to Smith, one of the main ways those agenciesare helping is by distributingsemi-loads of supplies andfood to churches and familiesin the disaster areas. The only non-financial do nations the church will acceptare tents, which Smith sayswill help families who are cur rently living in their cars. If you would like to donate through Faith Temple Church,you can send the donation tothe church at 701 N. SeventhAve., Wauchula or to CuttingEdge Ministries at P.O. Box1640, Wauchula. You can alsocome to the church’s office todonate by check or credit cardor donate online atfaithch.com Checks should be made to Faith Temple Church, with“disaster relief” as the memo. Call Faith Temple Church at 773-3800 or Cutting EdgeMinistries at 773-2484 formore information. Volunteer Florida If you would prefer to do nate directly to a statewide or ganization, Jill Newman,Hardee County EmergencyManagement director, recom mends Volunteer Florida. Volunteer Florida is asking people to donate to the FloridaDisaster Fund. According to astatement from the group,“The Florida Disaster Fund isFlorida's private fund estab lished to assist statewide com munities as they recoverduring times of emergency.” The fund will be used to help groups like Florida Bap tist Disaster Relief and theSalvation Army. The groups itworks with help with recoveryservices like food delivery,home repair/rebuilding and fi nancial assistance. You can donate to the Florida Disaster Fund at vol unteerflorida.org Hardee Countians Respond To Panhandle How You Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Michael COURTESY PHOTOS SendMeMissions Inc. sent Travis Maldonado (left) and Paul Samuels to the Pan handle from Oct. 12-14. There are plenty more opportunities to volunteer on a dis aster-relief trip with the non-profit. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office collected donations from the community to helpfirst responders in Washington and Liberty counties. Sheriff Arnold Lanier says ifthe office receives enough additional donations, he will send deputies on anothertrip to those counties. Standing with the supplies are (from left) Lanier, Dep. Paul Johnson, Det. Lyle Hart and Lt. Rosie Wendell. Deputies from Hardee and DeSoto counties went to Washington and Liberty coun ties to help the sheriff’s offices there. Shown (from left) are Chipley Fire Chief FloydAycock, Det. Ryan Waters, Det. David Drake, Washington County Det. CharlieWilliams, Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews, Capt. Eddie Davis, Dep. Daniel Gibson and Dep. John Layport. Notices

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A17 KINDERGARTEN Carli SmithJameson WardHixon ThurlowBrantley Futch Danielle CongletonGrady ManningZoey HuntleyJolee MendiolaJerry WilliamsAron MadrigalJayden VallejoMaci BellflowerBrantley AlexanderHector Antonio-JoseRaul DiazCaleb MeadJose MonroyDaniel RojasScarlett ReyesRayleen SierraDiego AcevedoAdalynn BaileyAdan ChavezHernandez Alexa Cruz-NajeraMagaly Ortiz AvalosAbigail SalgadoAusom TorresThalia NaranjoJesus HernandezAdame Alex NicholsAmerica RomeroVazquez Peyton WoodsWyatt YatesSteven Garcia-PatinoYoselin JuarezMadelynne WolfeGabriel HernandezDiana JimenezBartolon Jada Murray FIRST GRADE Ryan CarrionJailyn GraceQury CisnerosVanessa GraciaEmmett GrahamShaylynn KelleyBenjamin LamboyGeorge McCallumIliana MolinaNavarro Mohammad ShweilConnor SlemonsHarmony SmithSara ThomasPamela TinocoPilar TinocoJoshua TrevinoHayliegh Varga Raelynn Witherington Betsy RubinosLeijay CraigCarter PlumleyLuis VargasAdriana AvilesDayana CardozaBrian CruzEliseo DeLeonEli EsparzaLeo MoralesJovana SerenoGabby WorkmanIsaac ZunigaAlianna EscamillaCortez Marcel FlashMarcus FlashAriel GarzaNevaeh HernandezMarcus ReynaBobby RibaudoSinai ThompsonMya LeeElena PerezNoah PonceDallas GonsalezJustin Chase DayYareli DiazDenis HernandezPerez Rosalinda MartinezOrtiz Abeni MckinneyCarter MeadTyson SharpMatthew TorresRicardo Alpuche Hardin Steve MendozaAlondra Pina-TellezJose Cruz-HernandezAdrian JimenezPerez Titus LeeAaliyah Leon-EstradaMariangeles MolinaAna SalgadoLarry StewartHalexiss TapiaMonroy SECOND GRADE Easton AmigEmma GarciaTroy GilliardWin GrahamDodge GrahamBriee GriceElisa HernandezJaiden Lazarre Brayden Mead Ryleigh Plumley Dominica RoathMiguel RosalesBaquiax Rylan SmithMelody SolorioDylan StortsRosario TorresHernandez Joshua WorkmanNoah BeumelBraydn CongletonDaisy CruzHernandez Grace HumphreyNaomie MoraAldama Lucinda EspinozaBrooke HoltAlly JohnsonHarper ManningDalilah MedranoJack NordAlexsandra RamosMartines Finley BlasKylie LaneDenise ReyesCezar RodriguezRylan StalcupLeilani Tinoco THIRD GRADE Nicholas GarciaBella NewmanKaidence WorkmanVictoria AbelKarla MendezGalvan John Daniel Rodriguez Dwight RogersHarrison WebbKatie MoralesHerrera Seth NicholsHarley PateAnayelie RamirezLeija Ryder ThomasGabriel GarciaGonzales Adrian RamirezRamos Aaron YbarraTony GutierrezAlexis LinaresVelasco Abed ShweilSamuel SuarezEthan ByrdNazmul IslamMarisol MartinezBautista James JJ McCafferty Jada OlmosAlberto PaniaguaBautista Gicelle Rios-DelieraLeigha SalazarRylan ThomasAlejandro (Alex) Perez FOURTH GRADE Sophia AnselmoRyland BeumelClayton HancockHaiden StalcupNathaniel BrowdyWarren BryantJocelynn DiegoAlissa GickerDerek HartNatalya HartVictoria MonteroJesselyn TinocoReee McClintockEddie JohnsonJulissa FloresEduardo GonzalezJeremiah NaranjoGracie NordLeslie NunezBrody PrescottNevaeh RiversJulian SolisGracie SpencerRichard TorresHernandez Gabriel VasquezJeovanni Vera-SosaKylee WorkmanJulio Cruz-NajeraKarly GarzaMichael Torres FIFTH GRADE Brian McCallumAlma GuevaraSelah RayLarissa StortsLori PaniaguaManual AvalosMaria TavaresMancera Alyssa BaileyHaley RamosJonathan ReyesJodi SalasMarilyn Antonio-JoseCooper GrahamJonathan OhlingerOdalys Ruis-VasquezBryce Rivers Dickey Jayden GutierrezJaymie ChanceyAlyssa McCallGairyn Thornton H ONOR R OLL Zolfo Springs Elementary First Quarter H ONOR R OLL Hilltop Elementary First Quarter KINDERGARTEN Allison CrawfordEmily EncaperaJaqueline TomasLagunas Lily CruceAllison PerezNathaniel MartinezKimberly JuarezMorales Misael ZamoraKaleb BlandinEleni DuarteLuke DurranceJennavie EuresAdalynn HernandezRyan MejiaLidia Melecio-FloresKinley NewmanRomeo NunezVentura Ollie PhakousonhKaydence Tinsley FIRST GRADE Rigdon CorneliusRolaina EllisDora GonzalezFelipe HerreraJose Almanza Casyn ArguellesGabriel BeizaAdaia GomezMartinez Adrian JuarezEthan JuarezJayden Trejo-OrtizChristian HernandezElias HernandezJerry LittonMia MelendezAraceli PascualGarcia Javier DeLoeraMartinez Alejandro MartinezAntonio MolinaGabriel SantosJanet Cortes-OliveraLarissa NorthAlondra Tharp SECOND GRADE Rafael Cortes-OliveraRoberto MayaMaite VenegasJose DuradesEmeterio RuedaAneliz SuarezElisa VelascoGonzalez THIRD GRADE Daniel Molina-VerdinJanell FloresSeiko BarahonaJohnathan GonzalezMathew AlbrittonShayla HernandezJesus MolinaTiara RaySkye RichardsonJaelyn WillisJavier BermudezWeslee CorneliusNatalie GamezMaddie HamiltonMarisol Lopez-CruzMorgan McLeod FOURTH GRADE Joshua GannonWeimar HernandezDillon JiangDakota McCoyParker McCoyVictoria AquinoLopez Darlenne GonzalezJohnathan MolinaMakayla SustaitaLinsey Bryan Christian GuzzmanValerieh JuarezOmar Perez-SolisAngel RamirezGomez Austin ReschkeIsaac ShehadahDarnott Johnathan TomasLagunas FIFTH GRADE Jamari MosleyDaisy CortesEnriques Michael RiveraYareli DuarteNathaniel JuarezWendy JuarezMorales Gustavo VelascoGonzalez Erick Lucatero-SosaEric GarciaNicolas RoigMi'kayla SilvaMarieliz SuarezCarsyn Wandrey They were sitting on the front screened-in porch, shelling peas. You could buy peas in acan, but the old woman said they were nasty.Besides, why buy something you could growyourself? They had picked the peas early that morning while the cool was still in the air. Now in theheat of the afternoon with the ceiling fan blow ing down a store-bought breeze, the old man,the old woman, the granddaughter, and thegrandson were shelling peas. The grandson was a complainer; most 6year-old boys are. He said to the old man,“Grandpa, it’s too hot to do this. Can’t we waittill later? Can’t we do it inside?” Like most old men, he paused before he an swered. Thirty years ago, when the young boywould have been his own son, he would havesnapped an answer: “Stop complaining, son,and get on with the peas if you want any sup per.” Decades had taught him a slow answermight be better. “Now son, if we shelled these peas inside, we would mess up the house your grandma hasworked hard to vacuum and clean this morning.We’d probably have the TV on and wouldn’teven talk to each other. “Besides, I remember sitting on the front porch when we didn’t have a ceiling fan. I’mgrateful for some shade, and for a breeze blow ing down my neck. Feel that little wind blowup? Look at yonder, there’s a cloud coming up.I’ll bet we’ll get a storm here in a few minutesthat will cool things down. Learn to be grateful,son.” The 6-year-old was still hot, but he marveled that his grandpa always seemed to think aboutmore than the moment. He loved his grandfa ther’s soft, low voice. He loved the peace hefelt when his grandfather helped him under stand the world. The old woman spoke to her granddaughter, “Sister, you’re leaving too many snaps. Runyour thumbnail down the seam like this andopen up the whole pod. That’s the way. Onlysnap the small ones. We want to get as manypeas as we can.” The granddaughter marveled at her grand mother’s gnarled, arthritic hands; how theycould still split the seams, then push the peasout with one smooth motion. She asked,“Grandma, don’t your hands hurt? Wouldn’t itbe easier just to buy these in the store?” “Of course, child,” said the old woman, “but I like the taste of fresh peas. If you want some thing that tastes really good, it’s going to takea little more time, a little more effort, and it may even hurt a little bit. But’s it worth it.” “Don’t we have enough for supper yet?” said the grandson. “Yes,” said the old man, “But we picked this mess so we could put some up in the freezer.No sense in letting them go to waste. Besides, in those cold winter months it’s good to reach into the freezer and get something that remindsyou of summer. Helps you stand the cold if youremember winter always turns to spring.” “Grandpa,” said the grand son, “how much is a mess?” “Well son, a mess is enough to shell in one sitting, if you’retalking about peas. If you’re talk ing about fish, a mess is enoughto clean at one time and have afish fry,” said the old man. Puzzled, the grandson asked, “Will they teach me how much is a mess inschool?” “I doubt it, son,” said the old man. “You learn to measure a mess when you pick toomany peas or catch too many fish.” The old woman laughed. “Your grandpa has never had to worry about catching too many fish! Many’s the time he promised me a mess of fish for supper and came back with just theworms he took,” she said. The old man smiled back and said, “Yep, that’s when I was grateful for canned Spam!It’s not too bad fried up for supper.” Now it was the granddaughter’s turn to be puzzled: “Grandma, what is Spam?” “Lawd, child, I hope you never have to find out!” laughed the old woman. Big rain drops started to echo on the tin roof of the porch. “Mercy, that storm blew up in a hurry. Look here, we’ve finished shelling allthese peas. Leave the hulls in that basket andlet’s go inside and start getting ready for sup per,” said the old woman. Thirty years later, the grandson and the granddaughter really couldn’t remember that particular day. What they could remember was the feeling: Their grandparents had livedenough life to see things different, to trust.They remembered feeling comforted by theirgrandparents’ gentle wisdom. Isn’t this why God allows us to grow old? He wants us to pass on the wisdom we’ve learnedto those eager to learn it. Living a long time isnot the goal; living a long time, growing wise,and sharing what you’ve learned – that’s whatGod wants you to do. Is there someone you need to sit on the front porch with and pass along a few things God hastaught you?Is there someone you need to go sit with andlearn a few things about life?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 unlike lyclay.com. On The Front Porch, Shelling Peas, Learning Life… It is a common reaction after a senseless act of violencetakes place on a school cam pus somewhere in America:“It can’t happen here.” But the seeming increase in the number and lethality of at tacks on school campuses andat other venues — and forFloridians, the proximity ofthe Parkland attack — hasbrought about a new para digm: “We don’t see how it could happen here, but we betterhave a plan, just in case.” And sure enough, on Tues day of last week, a deadly actof school violence at a Bartowschool was foiled only min utes before it might have beencarried out. By the grace of God (a phrase I do not use lightly)school officials and law en forcement officers, followingup on an “If you see some thing, say something” tip, saidthey found two children in arestroom, armed with knives,waiting for victims to walk in. It is hard to understand how two girls — sixth and seventhgraders, ages 11 and 12 —could conspire to stab to deathup to 15 of their classmates.Police say the girls told themthey were satanists, andplanned to kill themselvesafter carrying out their mas sacre. It was foiled because a classmate was warned to stayaway from Building 500, inwhich the attack was planned.The classmate reported the warning to a teacher, who re ported it to the principal, ChrisRoberts, who alerted police. When one of the girls was discovered to be absent fromher second period class, asearch of the campus wasbegun, leading to apprehen sion of the girls in a restroom,where they reportedly told au thorities they were waiting forsmaller children to enter. The more grisly aspects of their plot have been widely re ported, and I will not repeatthem here. And the girls areentitled to a presumption of in nocence in whatever venuepre-teens charged with con spiracy to commit murder arebrought to justice. Police Chief Joe Hall, who took part in the lengthy inter rogation of the girls, has nodoubt that their plan was gen uine, not a joke. While the details of school contingency plans are tailoredto individual campuses andtheir vulnerabilities, the de fense starts with a zero toler ance policy at the districtlevel. Threats and even rumorsare taken seriously. In the words of School Supt. Jacqueline Byrd, “They didfollow the plan, and it worked.” There is no room for the dis missive attitude that “It can’thappen here.” The chilling re ality is that it can happen any where, and there is no singlesafeguard that can protectevery student and every cam pus. Armed guards can’t do it; fences can’t do it. As shown at Bartow Middle School, it is an attitude of cau tion and alertness — and inthis case, one student’s judg ment in reporting the suspi cious comments of a classmateto her teacher — that triggereda pre-planned response thatlikely foiled an act of unthink able violence.S. L. Frisbie is retired. He is aparent of three grown chil dren, and grandparent of sixschool-age youngsters inLakeland and Gainesville. Healso is a friend of ChrisRoberts, principal of BMS,and of his parents. And helives within walking distanceof Bartow Middle School. As ajournalist for nearly 50 years,few things have gotten to himlike this incident. Deep withinhis soul of souls, he always be lieved that it can’t happenhere. It Can’t Happen Here? Guess Again! In Other ActionZS Town Commission The Zolfo Springs Town Com mission considered the follow ing items during its 15-minutemeeting on Tuesday night oflast week. All five commission ers were present. —approved an amended budget for the 2018 fiscal year.The amended budget lists thetotal revenue and total ex penses at $2,050,781 each. —passed an agreement with the Central Florida RegionalPlanning Council to continue its contract for another yearwith a $200 increase in the costfor planning services. —passed a resolution to adopt a policy that protects in dividuals engaging in non-vio lent civil rights demonstrations.The policy update was requiredfor the town to continue receiv ing Community DevelopmentBlock Grant funds. —accepted the monthly sheriff’s report for September,showing 14 offenses handled, 23 requests for information,and approximately five ticketsissued, one being for driving under the influence. —Town attorney Gerald Buhr announced that he has de cided not to raise the rates forhis services to the town as he had originally planned. The next Zolfo Springs TownCommission meeting will beTuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. atTown Hall, 3210 Main St., Zolfo Springs. On This Day:• In 835 All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom• In 1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vat ican first exhibited• In 1787 First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens • In 1848 First US women's medical school opens (Boston)

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Herald-AdvocateThursday, November 1, 2018 B THE DISTRICT CHAMPSCats Bully Dawgs game when Arnold Mele com pleted a 44-yard touchdownpass to Nathaniel Maybell. The Bulldogs went for a two-point try and the defensestopped Mele on a run up themiddle. Hardee had to punt on its opening possession and Des oto took over at its 20-yardline midway through the firstquarter. The Bulldogs picked up three first downs and weredriving in Hardee territorywhen Mele was sacked byJean Youte for an 8-yard loss. The next play Mele was in tercepted by freshman safetyCaden Dunlap, which seemedto turn the momentum in thegame and set the tone for theremainder of the game forHardee’s defense, which wenton to force three interceptions,a fumble and sacked the quar terback six times. Ellis Hodges ripped off a 21-yard first down run to move the ball into Desoto territory. Facing fourth-and-2 at the Desoto 33, Lindsey dropped back and threw ascreen pass to Randy McLeodwho took it in for a Wildcattouchdown. Leo Duarte made the PAT and Hardee led 7-6 with 11:49left in the half. Two Hardee penalties gave the Bulldogs first downs andmoved them across midfieldbefore Issac Moreno sackedMele for a 4-yard loss. Mele threw to the end zone on the next play and freshmanKe’Variss White interceptedthe pass for a touchback. Hardee pulled off a fake punt on its next possessionwhen Damian Rodriquez com pleted a 19-yard pass toMoreno to move the ball to theBulldog’s 37. Hodges ran for a first down before he fumbled and Desotorecovered at their 12 with 2:39left to play. The Bulldogs tried a deep pass on third down and MyronRefoure intercepted it at the50-yard line with 1:33 remain ing in the second quarter. Hardee moved the ball down to the 30 before callingin Duarte, who split the up rights on a 47-yard field goalto give the Wildcats a 10-6lead heading to the locker room at half time. The Wild cats received to start the third quar ter and had to punt after athree-and-out. Desoto took over at their 31 and a fumbled shotgun snapwas recovered by Jesus Lopezfor the Wildcats on the Bull dog’s 45. Hardee couldn’t convert the turnover into points and had topunt back to the Bulldogs. Desoto took over and con verted a successful fake puntbefore the drive stalled andthey were forced to kick itaway. Hardee picked up one first down before Rodriquez puntedthe ball away again forHardee. Griffin Clark sacked Mele for a 5-yard loss which led toanother Bulldog punt. A personal foul penalty against the Wildcats stalledtheir next possession and Ro driquez downed a punt at theBulldogs 3-yard line. Trenton Roberson sacked Mele on a third down pass at tempt and Desoto had to puntfrom its own end zone. Kaleb Floyd caught the punt at the Desoto 33-yard lineto set the offense up with greatfield position with 7:31 left inthe game. After Hodges rushed for a 13-yard gain and a first down,the offense had to settle for a26-yard field goal by Duarte toput the Wildcats up 13-6 with1:52 left. Youte raced down the field on the ensuing kickoff and tackled Nathan Rowe at the Bull dog’s 9. After a false start penalty backed Desoto up further, Sam Louis sacked Mele in the end zone for a safety and gave the Wildcatssome breathing room with a15-6 lead with 1:33 left on theclock. An onside kick attempt was recovered by Daniel King andHodges ran twice for a firstdown to run out the clock andlet Lindsey take a knee to endthe game. Battle Of The Big Cats The Barron Collier Cougars are 7-2 on the year and will bea tough test for the Wildcatswho are looking to go a per fect 10-0 for the season. Pearson’s status is still questionable this week alongwith running back Jean St.Louis, who is also dealingwith an ankle sprain and hasmissed the last three games. Kemp said the team will prepare for Lindsey to start atquarterback again before eval uating Pearson’s health laterin the week. St. Louis will also be reevaluated later thisweek. While going undefeated in the regular season would begreat, Kemp is focused on ad vancing deep into the playoffsafter Hardee has beenbounced in the first roundeach of the past two years. Kemp said the Wildcats will definitely play to win thegame Friday night, but poten tially being shorthanded onoffense again, he will coachthe game depending how itgoes with the goal of the teambeing ready for the playoffs. The Wildcats certainly seem to have the talent andcoaching staff to make a deeprun in the playoffs and that iswhat Kemp is focused on. “We plan on having five more games to focus on,” hesaid, meaning he is planningfor the team to potentiallyplay for a state championshipin mid-December. By MICHAEL KELLY Of The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Wildcats beat their arch rivals, the DesotoBulldogs, 15-6 Friday night inArcadia to claim the 5A-Dis trict 11 Championship for thethird year in a row. Hardee’s offense was with out starting quarterback JamesPearson, who was sidelinedwith a sprained ankle, andturned to junior wide re ceiver/safety Quintin Lindseyto guide the offense with justthree days of practice to pre pare. Lindsey was an efficient six for 10 passing, and the defenseand special teams played stel lar all night in holding theBulldogs to a single touch down, which came in theiropening possession. Head Coach Brian Kemp said he was very pleased withthe way Lindsey played andfelt the defense and specialteams really elevated their playto help out the offense. The Wildcats will travel to Naples to take on Barrion Col lier for the final game of the regular season before returning home to host the firstround ofthe playoffs atWildcat Stadium on Nov. 9. Kemp said it was a blessing for the team to win its thirdtitle in three years since hereturned to his alma matterto lead the Wildcats. “The glory goes to God for putting me here at thistime and with this groupof kinds,” he said. Cats Overcome Early Deficit Hardee fell behind 6-0 less than three minutes into the Leo Duarte made both his field goal attempts in the game, with his longest splitting the uprights from 47 yardsout with room to spare. PHOTOS BY NOEY DESANTIAGO Freshman Caden Dunlap intercepted a pass in the firstquarter to swing the momentum back the Wildcat’sway. Sam Louis sacks Mele in the end zone for a safety togive the Wildcats some breathing room with a 9-pointlead with under two minutes left in the game. Issac Moreno and the Wildcat defense were relentless in pressuring Desoto quarterback Arnold Mele, sackinghim six times during the game. HARDEEDESOTO PASSING COMPLETIONS,ATTEMPTS AND INTERCEPTIONS7-11-03-11-3PASSING YARDS9470RUSHING ATTEMPTS/YARDS36/14835/85TOTAL YARDS242155TURNOVERS14FIRST DOWNS1010PENALTIES, LOST YARDAGE9-704-30SCORING BY QUARTER: Hardee0100515DeSoto60006 Game Statistics

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If you have lost apet or are looking for a new one,the City of Wauchula invites youto come and see if you can findthe pet you’re looking for. TheWauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road.Please call 863-773-3265 for more information.tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats anddogs sold in Florida be at least8 weeks old, have an officialhealth certificate, have neces sary shots and be free of para sites.tfc-dh ATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertis ing any preference or limitationbased on race, color, religion,sex, handicap, familial status ornational origin, or the intentionto make such a preference orlimitation. Familial status in cludes children under 18 livingwith parents or guardians and pregnant women.tfc-dh Rentals Pets Lost/Found ULLRICH’S STORAGE UNITS,several sizes, corner of 9th Ave.& Goolsby St., 863-773-6448 or 863-773-9291. 11:1c200/WK HOUSES Storefronts,offices, restaurants, bars, no de posits 863-773-6616, 863-4450915 10:25-11:22p I WILL CLEAN PLANTS, andmow small yards. Pressurewash porches. Pick up scrapmetal for free. Joe 863-245-9898. 11:1p VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICECare offers a bereavement walk-in support group for those thathave experienced the loss of alove one. Beginning 9/2/16 everyFriday at 1 p.m. in the VITAS of fice, 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? 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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3 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. YARD/MOVING SALE! Saturday,Sunday, 8-2 2856 East Main,Wauchula. Furniture, tools, misc. 11:1pFRIDAY, SATURDAY, BIG yardsale, 7am-?, 107 South 3rd Ave., Wauchula 11:1pSATURDAY 8-12 900 W. MainSt., by stadium fundraiser for youth football and cheer 11:1pANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE andyouth hot dog fundraiser. Fri day/Saturday, 8am-?, Faith Tem ple, 701 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula. 11:1c FRIDAY ONLY CORNER Hwy 17Lemon BG., stoves, portable a/c,bicycles, couch, strollers,bouncers, carseat, bassinet, lots of shoes, misc. 11:1pMAN’S SALE! SATURDAY, 8-?,313 South 10th, Wauchula, no early birds. 11:1p Yard Sales ANNUAL WATERMELON barnyard sale Friday, Saturday 8am-4pm, Hwy 64 East Wauchula 11:1p FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?, 2530Garza Road, ZS household and misc. 11:1p Yard Sales SATURDAY NOV. 10 8-noon 100Inglis Way. Support mission trip to Dominican. 11:1,8p MAN’S SALE! SATURDAY, 8-?,313 South 10th, Wauchula, no early birds. 11:1p Yard Sales Career Opportunities Apply online or in person! www.dmh.org Fax Resumes To: 863-494-8400 DeSoto Memorial Hospital 900 N Robert Ave Arcadia, FL 34266 cl11:1c Registered Nurses • MedSurg/ICU — Full Time Department Director. Nursing Leadership Experienced.• MedSurg Full Time, Nights (All Experience Levels Considered)• ICU — Full Time, Nights (Experience Preferred)• ER — Full Time Days (Experience Preferred)• OR — Full Time Days. (Experience Requiredin OR, ENDO, PACU, PreOp.) Support Staff • Physical Medicine — Full Time PTA (FL License Required)• Physical Medicine — Full Time Speech Therapy Assistant (FL License Required)• OR — Scrub Tech (Certified or Enrolled in Program) Full Time, Days. Lagunita Harvesting, LLC is hiring 80 farmworkers to harvest citrus crops in Hardee,Highlands and Polk Counties in FL for a temporary period starting on 12/01/2018 andending on 05/15/2019. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicablepiece 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' ladderfrom the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. Worker positionsladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking carenot to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off frui t, or interfere with other workers. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested tosubmit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Drug testing andbackground checks may occur during the interview process. Workers must be ableto lift and carry 70lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees workwill 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 forworkers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportationand meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract iscompleted, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local StateWorkforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10803793. cl10:25,11:1p 99 temporary farm-workers needed for Hand Harvesting red potatoes, Broccoli,strawberries, squash, transplanting sweet potatoes, and general farm labor in Lox ley and Daphne, Baldwin County, AL 39038 for Florida Ora nge Gold LLC. work will be beginning on or about 11/21/2018 and ending on or about 06/30/2019. this joboffer is for farm labor. the minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is$10.95 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. work ers must commit to work the entire contract period. workers are guaranteed workfor 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at theplace of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to the worker. Housingwill be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanentresidence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will beprovided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier,to workers who are recruited outside the area of intended employment. applicantsshould report or send resumes to Career Center 201 Faulkner Drive, Bay Minette,AL 36507@ (251)937-4161. In reference of job order number AL 2511402. Prior tocontacting the employer. EoE H-300-18277-245729 cl11:1,8p 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 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 Arrestor 24 Hour Emergency Service Serving Hardee County Since 1994 EC13002737 cl8:30tfc Ken Sanders (863)781-0153 Kennyyourrealtor@yahoo.com • 1 AC lot in gated community with 100 feet of Lake Francis frontage. $140,000.00• 36 Acs HWY 17 Road frontage suitable for farming. $242,000.00• 198 Acs with phosphate lakes north of Bowling Green. $693,000.00• Must see beautiful 3BR/2BA newer home South of HWY 62. $275,000.00• 80 Acs SW Hardee County, road frontage and good hunting. $535,000.00• Lot on HWY 64 in Zolfo Springs. $20,000.00 cl11:1c Hill’s Auto World Dan 735-0188 3505 US H WY 17 S Z OLFO S PRINGS 375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra Jimmy REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 8 6 6 3 3 3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 1 1 1 1 3 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o o u 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 – T HE C LASSIFIEDS – Looking to sell, rent or hire? 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B4 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Both of Hardee Senior High School’s cross country teams are ad vancing to regional competition afterimpressive finishes at the FloridaHigh School Athletic Association(FHSAA) Class 2A District 9 CrossCountry District Championship heldlast Thursday (Oct. 25) at PioneerPark in Zolfo Springs. The Lady Wildcats are advancing as a team following standout per formances from three players thatfinished in the top 16 out of a field of56 runners from nine schools. Leading the ladies was Adrianna Mier who finished fourth with a timeof 21:14.10. Kaitlynn Brandeberryalso turned in a top 10 finish as sheglided to 10th place with a time of22:41.8. Also advancing is JoshlynnSanchez who finished 14th with atime of 23:00.3. The boys in orange and blue are also advancing. Zack Durastanti claimed sixth place with a time of 18:03.60 as helead the Hardee pack. RobertoGutierrez advanced after finishing13th with a time of 19:06.00. Alsoleading the advancing pack was IvanRodriguez who finished 16th with atime of 19:11.20. Durastanti, a senior, said his fourth appearance at districts as a varsityrunner for Hardee Senior High School was bittersweet. “There are a lot of emotions,” Durastanti said. “I have ran crosscountry all four years and this is myfourth time at district. It is hard to be lieve this will be my last time here. Ihave had a lot of good memories.” The Lady Wildcats continued to struggle as a team in the absence ofjunior Tatiana Mier who is still onHardee’s injury list. Typically a topfive contender, T. Mier’s appearancewould have likely pushed Hardeeinto the district runner-up slot. In stead, the Lady Wildcat’s settled fora third place finish with 68 pointsand an average time of 23:17.28. “Running without Tatiana Mier, we knew our other ladies were goingto have to step it up,” said coach RobBeatty. “With Tatiana we would havebeen running for a trophy.”Tournament rule provide that whenseven or more team compete in dis trict competition, the top four teamsqualify. With six or fewer teams,only three teams advance. “So, we had our sights set on try ing to run for 3rd or better, and weknew it was between us and AvonPark for 3rd. It turns out that therewere seven complete teams. But itwas still great for the girls to edge out AP for 3rd,” Beatty said. Beatty said the ladies in orange and blue provided solid performances across the board. “Laura Ramos really had a big day, and probably was the differencemaker in getting third, but it was allof the girls,” Beatty said. “Gettingthree in the top 15 was great. I feltpretty good that Adrianna and Katiewould be top 15, but Joshlynn hasbeen coming on really strong the lastfew weeks so for her to ribbon aswell was awesome.” McKeel (Lakeland) Academy claimed the district crown for theladies with an average time of22:21.06 and earning 42 points.Frostproof Middle/Senior HighSchool was second with 61 points –7 points ahead of Hardee – with anaverage time of 22:36.90. Avon Park High School was fourth with 69 points, DeSoto County HighSchool was fifth with 135 points,Lake Placid High School was sixthwith 146 points, and Lake WalesHigh School was seventh with 191points. Mulberry High School andTenoroc High School both sent play ers but did not field full teams. The Wildcats finished a solid fourth as a team after earning 93points. “Though we knewahead oftime thatfourteamswould be quali fying,” Beatty said. “We knew Lake Wales and Mc Keel were going to take 1-2, andDesoto would be running for 3rd, sowe set our goals on them,” Beattysaid. “Though they did finish aheadof us, we did close the gap consider ably over our previous meeting. Butwe are moving on.” Lake Wales dominated the compe tition – with five players in the top 10– as they cruised to an easy first placefinish and earning 25 points. TheHighlanders’ top runner was nearlytwo minutes faster than Hardee’sfastest contender. McKeel was second with 57 points, DeSoto was third with 89points, Avon Park was fifth with 133points, Frostproof was sixth with 170points, and Mulberry was seventhwith 175 points. The team’s success, Beatty said, was a team effort. “Zack Durastanti finished 6th, though his time wasn’t great. He’llneed to step it up on Friday if hewants to make his third trip to state,”Beatty said. “Roberto Gutierrez alsoearned a ribbon with a strong kick atthe end of the race. I am thrilled forRoberto, because last year he had abad race at districts due to injury, andhe was really disappointed. Ivan ranwell and missed a ribbon by one spot.Our 4 and 5 (Dalton Kiella and IvanRodriguez) also ran well and con trib uted well.” Hardee cross country teams will advance to the FHSAA Class 2A Re gion 3 Championship at HollowayPark in Winter Haven. Hosted byLakeland Christian Academy, theevent will be held Nov. 2. Racesbegin at 8:40 a.m. for the ladies and 9:40 a.m. for the boys. Admission is $7. Individual Results: Girl’s Varsity Team: 1st, McKeel, 42; 2nd, Frostproof, 61; 3rd,HARDEE, 68; 4th, Avon Park, 69;5th, DeSoto, 135; 6th, Lake Placid,146; and 7th, Lake Wales, 191. Girl’s Varsity: 4th, Adrianna Mier, 21:14.1; 10th, Kaitlynn Brandeberry,22:41.8; 14th, Joshlynn Sanchez,23:00.3; 23rd, Ingrid Mendoza,24:38.0; 25th, Laura Ramos, 24:51.9;31st, Kareli Plata, 25:38.5; and 55th,Acheline Delhomme, 31:16.6. Boy’s Varsity Team: 1st, Lake Wales, 25; 2nd, McKeel, 57; 3rd,DeSoto, 89; 4th, Hardee, 93; 5th,Avon Park, 133; 6th, Frostproof, 170;and 7th, Mulberry, 175. Boy’s Varsity: 6th, Zackary Duras tanti, 18:03.60; 13th, Roberto Gutier rez, 19:06.00; 16th, Ivan Roriguez,19:11.20; 29th, Dalton Kiella,20:01.93; 31st, Noah Torres,20:07.52; 43rd, Angel Aviles,21:45.09; 44th, Scott Meeks,21:56.15; and 65th,Mike Trevino,30:57.35. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY Adrianna Mier (#1365) cruised to a fourth place finish for the Lady Wildcats whileKaitlynn Brandeberry (#1361) came in 10th. Their efforts were enough to secure them a trip to the Class 2A Region 3 Championship on Friday at Holloway Park atWinter Haven. PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK Kareli Plattagives her all tofinish strongfor Hardee asshe races tothe finish line. Ingrid Mendoza pushes herself as she tries to overtake a runner f rom McKeel Acad emy in the final leg of the race. Hardee’s boys in orange and blue take a warm up jog near the lake at Pioneer Parkprior to competing in the district tournament.

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B5 Zack Durastanti glides into the final straightway as he heads the final meters to the finish line. Durastanti, in his fourth district appearance as a varsity runner, advanced to the regional competition following a sixth place finish. Dalton Kiella begins the final leg in the district tournament for Hardee. Noah Torres pushes extra effort as he heads into the finish line. Scott Meeks set a steady pace as he ran for Hardee. Joshlynn Sanchez finished 14th at dis tricts for the Lady Wildcats. Her effort was enough for a trip to the regional competition. 11:1c 11:1c

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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 1 st Sunday.....................5:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Bowling Green 4531 Hwy.17 N • 375-2253 S UNDAY : Bible Study.........................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. Children’s Church............10:45 a.m.Evening Worship ....... .........6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Youth (7th-12th grade).......6:00 p.m.Adult Discipleship Train. ...6:30 p.m. TeamKID (ages 4-3rd grade) 6:30 p.m. BOLD (4th-6th grade)........6:30 p.m. FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2875 Baptist Church Road 773-9013 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening.................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FOX MEMORIAL HOLINESS CHURCH 140 E. Main Street • 836-273-7576 Sunday Morning Worship .10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Worship .......6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. GATEWAY CHURCH (formerly Faith Assemly of God) 4937 Hwy. 17 N. • 375-4000 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service ...........7:00 p.m. GREATER MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 607 Palmetto Street • 375-3226 Church School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Service.................7:00 p.m.Wed. Bible Study/Prayer....7:00 p.m.Communion-2nd Sun. Eve.6:00 p.m. HOLY CHILD SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 4315 Chester Avenue • 773-4089 Misa (Espanol) Sunday......7:00 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAISE JOHN 3:16 3920 Murray Road • 863-582-6716 Sunday..............................10:30 a.m. ............................................6:30 p.m. Wednesday............. ............7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 105 Dixiana Street • 375-4191 Domingo De Predicacion.11:00 p.m.Martes Estudio Biblico.......7:00 p.m.Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.7:00 p.m.Jueves De Predicacion.......7:00 p.m. IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 210 E. Broward Street • 445-0290 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer...............6:00 p.m MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Disciples Training ..............5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time .....7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 4810 Sally Blvd. • 781-5887 Sense Sunday....................11:00 a.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Sunday Bread of Life.........3:15 p.m.2nd Sunday Communion..11:00 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER 230 E. Lemon St. • 375-3208 Sunday..........10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.Wednesday..............................7 p.m.Friday......................................7 p.m. (Service with Fellowship to follow) PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA 3920 Murray Road • 375-2295 Domingos Escuela Dom.....9:45 a.m.Servicio de Adoracion ......11:00 a.m. Servicio de Predicacion......5:00 p.m.Miercoles Servico..............6:30 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH 3365 US Hwy 17 • 375-4032 Morning Service...............10:30 a.m.Wednesday Study/Learning6:30 p.m. ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH 513 W. Orange Street Sunday Church School.......9:30 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. VICTORY PRAISE CENTER 128 E. Main Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Services, Evening Worship. ...............7:00 p.m. Kidz Club...........................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES VISION POR LAS ALMAS 149 Badger Loop • 448-2831 Martes: Oracion..................7:00 p.m.Jueves: Ensenaza Biblica...7:00 p.m.Domingo: Servicio...........10:30 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 4868 Keystone Ave. • Limestone 863-242-2855 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:00 p.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Sidney Roberts Road 735-0123 Sunday School....... .............9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting6:30 p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Bear Lane • 863-245-2371 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Thursday Prayer.................7:00 p.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 5076 Lily Church Rd. • 494-5622 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday SHINE for Kids..............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY 640 Apostolic Road • 773-3052 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Englishg Service...............11:30 a.m.General Worship Service ....1:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH HARDEE COUNTY CAMPUS 615 Rainey Blvd. • 941-755-8600 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.Children’s Cell Group........7:00 p.m. Call for locations CHARLIE CREEK FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Rd. 64 East • 773-3447 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wesnesday Children’s Ministry......... ............................................5:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship ...........6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 240 Will Duke Road 773-2249 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 630 Hanchey Rd. • 773-3532 Sacrament Meeting.............9:00 a.m.Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Priesthood.........................11:00 a.m. ELEVATE COMMUNITY CHURCH 529 West Main Street (Robarts Funeral Home Chapel) Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. Weekly Life Groups ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY 908 Martin Luther King Ave 773-0160 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:30 a.m.Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath7:30 p.m.Friday (Holy Ghost Night).7:30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 114 N. 7th Avenue • 773-2105 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper.............6:15 p.m.Wed. Youth Fellowship ......7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 701 N. 7th Avenue • 773-3800 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Sunday Worship ................10:30 a.m. Children’s Chuch..............10:40 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1570 W. Main Street • 773-4182 S UNDAY : Bible Study for all ages......9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. W EDNESDAY : Children’s Chiors (PK-Grade 4)..................5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Prayer Meeting6:00 p.m.NEST Backyard (PK-Grade 4)..................6:30 p.m. Club 56..............................6:00 p.m.Youth Group (Grades 7-12)6:00 p.m.Church Orchestra..............5:15 p.m.Adult Choir.......................6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1121 W. Louisiana St. • 773-9243 S UNDAY : Generations Caf Open..... ................ .................................9:00-10:20 a.m. Kids World Check-In for Nursery-5th Grade...........10:15 a.m. Pre-K Blast.......................10:30 a.m.Kids World B.L.A.S.T. (K-5th)..........................10:30 a.m. Worship Service...............10:30 a.m.W EDNESDAY : Generations Caf Opens.................... ....................................5:15-6:15p.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th grade..............5:45 p.m.Classes for children ages PreK-12th grade.........6:30-7:30 p.m.Adutl Bible Studies....6:00-7:30 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 511 W. Palmetto Street Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1347 Martin Luther King Avenue 773-6556 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................4:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 207 N. Seventh Avenue • 773-4267 Coffe and Fellowship.........9:15 a.m.Sunday School............. .......9:45 a.m. Blended Sunday Worship .10:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Dinner...5:30 p.m.Youth (0-18) & Adult Programming. ............................................6:30 p.m. FLORIDA’S FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386 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 VIDA Bilingual Services / Servicios Bilinges 311 Goolsby St. • 832-9914 Sunday/Domingo..............10:30 a.m.Wednesday/Mircoles........7:30 p.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE 810 Tennessee St. • 781-2708 Sunday Morning Service..10:00 a.m.Sunday Night Service.........6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. HIGHER GROUND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY 1258 West Main Street Sunday School Adult & Youth.......... ..........................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 a.m. Wed. “Night in the Word”..7:00 p.m.Wed. Extreme Kids............7:00 p.m.Thursday Prayer.................6:00 p.m. IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL SEPTIMO DIA 1819 Dishong Road • 767-1010 IGLESIA CHRISTIANA EL REMANENETE 318 W. Main Street Martes Oracion................7:00 p.m.Jueves Clase Biblica........7:00 p.m.Viernes Servicio...............7:30 p.m.Domingo Servicio..........11:00 a.m. IGLESIA de DIOS ALFA Y OMEGA 1909 Stanfield Road Sunday School.................10: 00 a.m.Evening Service.................6:00 p.m.Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer Night)..............................7:30 p.m. Friday Worship Service ......7:30 p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA PRESENCIA DE DIOS 511 West Palmetto Street Domingos...........................6:00 p.m.Miercoles..............................7:00 p.m. IGLESIA MINISTERIOS CRISTIANO DIOS ES AMOR 807 S. 8th Ave. • 773-4576 Domingos Escuela Dominica......................10:00 a.m. Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Lunes Oracion....................6:00 p.m.Miercoles Servicio.............7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 155 Altman Road • 767-1131 ENGLISH Sunday Service...................2:00 p.m. SPANISH Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES Womans Center • 131 N 7th Ave. Friday Evening...................6:00 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3102 Heard Bridge Rd. • 773-6622 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Service...............11:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. MINISTERIO INTERNACIONAL Cambriadores de Mundo 704 W. Main Street Wednesday Service............7:30 p.m. MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH 117 West Palmetto St. • 773-2929 Sunday Service.................10:00 a.m.Sunday Evening Service....6:00 p.m.Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m. Children Ministries for all services NEW BEGINNINGS 1002 S. Florida Avenue • 781-5887 Sense Saturday...................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” The Bread of Life...............3:15 p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 1999 State Rd. 64 East • 773-2101 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service .11:00 a.m. Evening Worship Service ...6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper...6:00 p.m.Wednesday Activities (All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m. NEW INSPIRATION CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 917 S. 6th Avenue • 863-657-2253 Sunday School....................9:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Thursday Praise..................7:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 1615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. 767-0023 Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m. Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service.4:00 p.m.Allen Christian Endeavor...4:00 p.m.Wed. & Fri. Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. NEW PHILADELPHIA WORSHIP CENTER 1652 Old Bradenton Road Sunday .............................10:30 a.m.Wednesday.........................6:30 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 912 N. 8th Avenue • 773-6947 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4350 W. Main Street • 735-0321 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 Kid’s Klub...............6:00 p.m.Youth Group.......................6:00 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .......... ............................................6:30 p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858 1 st & 3 rd Sun. Worship/Communion.....9:00 a.m. 2 nd & 4 th Sun. Divine Worship ...............9:00 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Manley Road • 452-1281 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wed. Evening Prayer..........7:00 p.m. RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1321 SR 636 East 773-3344 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 408 Heard Bridge Road • 773-4089 Saturday Mass (English)....5:00 p.m. (Spanish).....7:00 p.m. Sunday(English).................8:30 a.m. (Spanish)................11:30 a.m.(Creole)...................1:30 p.m. Catecismo...........................9:45 a.m.Daily Mass in English........8:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 440 Carlton Street • 773-9068 Sabbath School...................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting..........6:30 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 505 South 10th Avenue • 773-4368 Sunday School.......... ..........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY 1507 MLK Avenue Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train .................7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer Service.........7:00 p.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 773-0199 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Fam. Training..7:30 p.m.Thurs. Youth Bible Study...7:00 p.m.Friday Night Worship .........7:30 p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD 1000 Stansfield Rd. Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m. Tuesday Prayer...................7:30 p.m.Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. CREWSVILLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8251 Crewsville Road Church 735-0871 • Pastor 385-7867 Sunday School....................9:45 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO 320 E. 4th Street • 735-1200 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Training Union...................5:00 p.m.Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer..............7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 6th & Suwanee • 735-1544 Gospel Music....................10:30 a.m.Worship Service................11:00 a.m.Wednesday Bible Study.....7:00 p.m. GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH 8660 US Highway 17 S Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 AM LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER 3426 Oak Street • 863-832-9808 Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.....6:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH 2465 Oxendine Road • 832-7829 Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.Worship.............................11:00 a.m.Evening..............................1:00 p.m.Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.7:00 p.m. NEW BEGINNINGS 3704 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 781-5887 M-F Family Services..........8:00 a.m.Sense Friday.......................3:00 p.m. “Making Sense of the Non-Sense” Friday Bread of Life...........3:15 p.m. NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER 64 E. & School House Road Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586 Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m. Children’s Church............10:00 a.m.Wed. Youth & F.T.H...........7:00 p.m. BOWLING GREEN ONA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS ZOLFO SPRINGS Printed as a Public Service by The Herald-Advocate Deadline for changes or additions: Thursday 5 p.m. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD FAITH TEMPLE Oak Street Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m. Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. Thursday Worship ..............7:30 p.m. Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m. PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA 518 8th Avenue East Escuela Dominical............10:00 a.m.Servicio del Domingo.......11:00 a.m. ............................................7:00 p.m. Servicio del Miercoles.......7:30 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Pioneer Park 2nd Sunday.......................10:30 a.m.Evening Service.................6:30 p.m.5th Sunday..........................6:00 p.m. REALITY RANCH COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 2-1/2 Miles east on Hwy. 66 863-781-1578 Sunday Service.................11:00 a.m. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 S. • 735-0636 Sunday School....................9:30 a.m.Morning Worship ...................11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service...........7:00 p.m. SAN ALFONSO MISSION 3027 Schoolhouse Lane • 773-4089 Domingo, Misa en Espano10:00 a.m. SPANISH MISSION 735-8025 Escuela Dominica.............10:00 a.m.Servicio.............................11:00 a.m.Pioneer Club.................. .....6:30 p.m. Servicio de la Noche..........7:00 p.m.Mierecoles Merienda..........6:00 p.m.Servicio..............................8:00 p.m.Sabado Liga de Jovenes.....5:00 p.m. Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL BOWLING GREEN It was time for her prayers be fore jumping into bed. Little Susiebegan her prayer by thanking God for all His blessings that day. She did really good on her tests andher best friend came to visit herafter school. So she spent a spe cial time thanking Him for all thegood things He did for her that day. But when it was time for her to conclude her prayer, she said,“Good night, Dear Jesus, wher ever You are. We’re moving toNew York in the morning. It’s been nice talking to You. Amen.”To her, Jesus could only hear her prayers if she was in the rightplace at the right time. There are times when each of us feels that God is not paying at tention to us when we pray. Itseems as though the doors ofheaven are locked tight and Godis too busy to hear us. Or maybewe’ve moved away from Him andHe no longer cares about us or ourneeds. Even the writer of Psalm102:1 felt that way when hewrote: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, let my cry for help come to You.” This was no ordinary prayer. He was desperate and begged God forHis attention. He sensed a dis tance between himself and God,was in a crisis and could not en dure this sense of alienation. And he continued by saying, “Do nothide from me answer mequickly!” Perhaps a lesson we can learn from this prayer is that God’s“time piece” is different fromours. It includes eternity. We mustalways remember that He is atwork in and with us shaping usinto Christ’s likeness. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org Guido Evangelistic Association Metter, Ga. SeedsofHop eB6 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 11:1p By JOHN SZELIGO For The Herald-Advocate The Peace River Pirates 11U Travel Ball Team com muted to Winter Havenrecently to participate in atournament. Behind somegood pitching and great de fense, they brought home afirst place trophy. The team isplaying some of its best base ball recently bringing hometrophies in back to back tour naments. After the seeding games on Saturday, the Pirates met theTidal Wave in SundayÂ’s firstgame. Braden DeLuca pitched a gem in the 3-1 victory. The de fense played great play behindDeLuca with Ryan Rivas,Mello Ruiz, Hagan Bryan,Shawn Solis, Trey Berry, JettKellogg and Rene Reyes join ing Leo Marrero and AustinHillard providing offensive power along with the defense. The championship game saw the Pirates take on theWinter Haven Elite who hadjust beat the Mayhem Teamfrom Lakeland 7-6 in a heart breaker for two former PeaceRiver Pirates. Bilal Shweil and Tegan Van Sickle played well for theMayhem team taking theirsquad to the semi-final gameafter defeating the Rogue EliteTeam 12-2. Mayhem took a 1-0 lead over Winter Haven when BilalShweil hit a line shot single toleft scoring Nate Petermanfrom third after he had dou bled and stole third. TeganVan Sickle singled and scoredthe next inning as Mayhemtook a 4-0 lead. Winter Havencame back to lead 7-4 goinginto the bottom of the last in ning. Mayhem scored twicebut came up short 7-6. The best part of the day was when the Pirates and Mayhemwere playing right beside eachother. The Pirates finishedtheir win first. The team andparents came over and cheeredon the Mayhem team. Ofcourse, during the gamesMayhem members were goingover encouraging the Pirates,too. The comradery of theteams was special to the boys.The teams then posed for ajoint picture prior to the Pi rates winning the tournament. In the championship game, Leo Marrero set the tone witha first inning over the fencehome run. Leo then pitchedthe Pirates to a 15-1 rout. ThePirates continued their solidplay on offense and defense asthey demolished the WinterHaven team in a 10-run rulegame. The fall ball season will continue through December. TRAVEL BASEBALL Peace River Pirates Win Tourney COURTESY PHOTOS The Peace River Pirates brought home a first place trophy from a recent visit to atournament in Winter Haven. The Peace River Pirates pose for a picture with the Mayhem Team at a recent tour nament at Winter Haven. 2018 SWIM TEAM COURTESY PHOTO Members of the 2018 swim team are (front, from left) Trey Canary, Gage Camacho,Marcos Velasco, Jacob Wood, Darius Yang, Miguel Vasquez, Emery Smith and JakeStephens; (back) Trey Stephens, Hugh Pate, Hunter Sellers, Joseph Wood, OrenCrawford, Kein Knight and JC Thomas. PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Making waves on the swim team are (in alphabetical order) Kaylee Ayers, AubreyBragg, Aryanna Burch, Mckenzie Burch, Katie Camacho, Haley Canary, LahnaChristian, Chloe Deen, Abby Duke, Rebekah Erekson, Hannah Ford, Rachel Gar land, Emma Hays, Morgan Hellein, Laynee Henry, Renell Herrera, Brooke Justesen,Riley Justiss, Aundrea Kerth, Macey Kingdon, Annie Mondragon, Hallie Poucher,Cadee Richardson, Chloe Richardson, Lexi Scheel, Rachel Shaw, Heidi Smith, Jor dan Sperry, Savanah Sperry, Savanah Svendsen, Tapanga Vickery and Mattie Wells. Buccaneer head coach Dirk Koetter's time in Tampa Bay israpidly coming to an end. His record as head coach is disappointing at best: 17 winsand 22 loses. Almost halfway through the 2018 season, things aren'tlooking any better. The Bucs are still under .500 and any hopes of a win ning season are quickly crum bling. Problems in the kicking game still plague the Bucs.And they've lost their first andsecond string middle lineback ers to ACL tears. Koetter is soon to be a ghost of the Buccaneer's past. LikeLovie Smith, Greg Schianoand Raheem Morris, Koetter isabout to sail into the sunset. How can Koetter possibly save his job? Start Ryan Fitz patrick and pray. On Sunday, Koetter finally made the decision to pull start ing quarterback Jameis Win ston after his fourthinterception of the game.Watching the game made mewonder: "Is Jameis on thetake?" He has to be done in Tampa. Rick Stroud from the Tampa Bay Times called for Winstonto be cut this offseason beforeFitzpatrick starting breakingrecords. I thought Rick Stroudwas merely overreacting. Ithought it was just a knee jerkreaction to Winston's off fieldissues and his 3-game suspen sion. But, it seems Rick was right. Fitzpatrick rallied theBucs from a 21-point deficitand made the Bucs' offenseclick. He might have led theteam to victory if the defensewasn't depleted. The Bengalsscored a field goal as time ex pired. Fitpatrick is better than Winston. There, I said it. I didn't want it to be true, but it just is. Just look at thenumbers. Off-field issues aside. Regardless of suspen sions or 5-finger discounts ofsnow crab legs. The numbersjust don't lie. After the close of week eight, Fitzpatrick is ranked15th in the NFL for touch down passes despite onlyplaying three games and onequarter of football. He'sthrown 13 touchdowns inthree games and one quarter.He ties Aaron Rodgers andCam Newton with 13 passesand both of those quarterbackshave started every game thisyear. Yes, he's thrown five in terceptions in 3 games, but that's a lot better than Winston. Wanna know how many touchdowns and interceptionsWinston has thrown in fourgames? Six touchdowns and10 interceptions which rankshim 30th in the NFL throughweek eight. How can a coach that is nine weeks away from being firedstart Jameis Winston over theold guy? Earlier this season,Koetter benched Fitzpatrickbecause he had one roughgame against the Bears. Afterall, Koetter had No. 1 pickWinston just waiting to jumpback in the game after his sus pension. Koetter needs to worry more about keeping his joband less about how he'll lookfor benching a No.1 draft pickfor a 35-year journeyman. Fitzpatrick Or Bust 1. In 2017, Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett became thesecond player since 1901 withfour home runs and at least 10RBIs in a game. Who was theother? 2. In the 1960s, three San Francisco Giants combined towin the National League homerun title in seven seasons.Name the three. 3. When was the last time before 2014-16 that the Uni versity of Tennessee's footballteam won three consecutivebowl games? 4. Name the last NBA team before the Cleveland Cavaliersin 2016 and 2017 to win theirfirst seven playoff games inconsecutive seasons. ANSWERS 1. St. Louis' Mark Whiten, who had four home runs and12 RBIs in a game in 1993. 2. Orlando Cepeda (1961), Willie Mays ('62, '64, '65) andWillie McCovey ('63, '68, '69). 3. It was the 1994-96 sea sons. 4. The Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. SportsQuiz By Chris Richcreek

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B9 Paid by Ben Albritton, Republican, for State Senate. 11:1p CHARACTERS ON PARADE COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMSWauchula Elementary School held its annual Character Paradeon Friday. Students and staff displayed their creative sides whiletaking part in all the fall fun. Book characters, movie characters,super heroes, magical creatures, graduates, artists, chefs, pres idents, mad scientists, prehistoric animals and rodeo clownscould all be seen parading on the WES campus.

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Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services 205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula • 773-6400 • PongerKaysGrady.com One Team • One Mission B10 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11 # Name Grade Position 1Jean Youte12WR/DB 2Sam Louis12WR/DB 3James Pearson12QB4Jean St. Louis12DB/DL5Ke’Vareiss White9WR/DB6Dylan Davis11WR/DB 7Ellis Hodges10RB/LB8Fred Graham9WR/DB9Randy McLeod12RB/DE 10Cade Alexy11RB/DB 11Ray Zuniga12TE/DE 12Damian Rodriguez12WR/DB 13Myron Refoure10WR/DB 14Jacob Davidson12WR/DB 15Trayvon Thomas10TE/LB 16Jozie St. Louis10WR/DB 17Leo Duarte11K18Caden Dunlap9WR/DB19Issac Moreno12TE/LB 20Kaleb Floyd12WR/DB 21Quintin Lindsey11WR/DB 22Trenton Roberson11TE/DE 24Mehki Brown9FB/DE25Griffin Clark11WR/DB 28Eli Bertand9RB/LB33Julian Gonzales9WR/DB34Bryce Rucker11RB/DB 42Matt Tyson12RB/LB44Ariel Whiters10RB/LB45Hardee Pace12TE/DL50Malachi Hines9OL/DE51Rakeim Baker10OL/DL53Tyler Steedley12OL/DL54Bo Villarreal11OL/DL55Tom Pace12OL/DL56Jesus Lopez11OL/DL57Aaron Daniels9FB/LB58Evan Webster10OL/DL59Michael Rodriguez11OL/DL60Daniel King9OL/DE62Tyler Abel11OL/DL70Dustin Willis12OL/DL74Blake Graham10OL/DL75Cayden Johnson9OL/DL77Vicente Cabrera10OL/DL # Name Grade Position 1 DESHAUN DUVERGE 11DB/RB 2CJ ADDISON11LB/FB3DREW POWELL11DB/RB4MICHAEL MCLAY12DB/WR 5COLE VANDERGRIFT10LB/FB6CHRISTOPHER CROUCH10DB/RB7JAYDEN ROLLE12DB/WR 8TYLER ECHEVERRY10DB/RB9GAGE EVANS12DB/WR 10CRISTIAN TULBURE12LB/TE 11LUKE HANCOCK12DB/WR 12JASON GRIMES11QB13JEREMY LONG12DB/WR 14RYAN BLOCH12SPEC/SPEC15PARKER NARRELL12DL/TE16MASON CAMPBELL11SPEC/SPEC17TYLER KEON11DB/WR 18ZACH SMITH11DB/WR 19WENDY YONARD11DB/RB20MORGAN CARDILLO11DB/WR 21JOSH POLLY12DB/WR 22TREVOR WILLIAMS12DB/WR 28JEREMIAH BOLTE11LB/FB33MARDEN RAMIREZ12DB/WR 34ALLAN HERNANDEZ11LB/OL 40KEVIN SPOTTS11LB/FB42CALOGERO CAROLLO11LB/FB44LOUIS LACIVITA10LB/FB50SEBASTIAN TORRES12DL/OL51WILLIAM NICHOLSON11DL/OL52JARRET ENGLISH12DL/OL54CARSEN VANCAMP12DL/OL55HUNTER WILLIAMS12LB/OL 60JASON CHEUNG10DL/OL69MICHAEL DANIEL11DL/OL70JUSTICE SARGOOD11DL/OL71IRVING HERNANDEZ10DL/OL72ELKHANAN TANELUS12DL/OL77JOSEPH LANDY11DL/OL80NAQUAN BRYANT11DB/WR 82JAMES PALLANTE10LB/TE 85ROMEO JIMENEZ11DB/WR 90NAJEE HOWARD12DL/OL94DANIEL MARQUEZ11DL/OL99NICHOLAS CLAYTON11DL/OL Jersey #: 45 Position: DL/TE Parents: Jo Pace, Hardee PaceHobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, playing football, chilling with my brothers. Playing Xbox Madden and 2K.Future Plans: Play college football. Get a college degree. Hardee Pace Parents: Randy & Angie WarnockHobbies/Special Interests: Horseback riding, hanging outwith friends and family. Future Plans: SFSC to get my 4 year degree in education, to be a2nd grade teacher. Madison Warnock

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B12 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 By KATHY ANN GREGG For The Herald-Advocate The books are closed on the 11th annual Florida Cattle men’s Association RanchRodeo Finals & Cowboy Her itage Festival, and HardeeCountians certainly did theirshare from competing and win ning to arena and behind-the-scenes help! This year only one of the buckle winners can be claimedby Hardee County – CoreyFussell, son of Tamme MillerFussell and grandson of JanetMiller, was the first bronc riderout on Friday night’s perform ance, with an awesome ride,scoring 72. He was on the HABar team. He held that lead through to Saturday night, when the Bar88 rider tied that score. Theydid an old-fashioned coin tossto see who got to take thatbuckle home (with the otherhaving to wait for another oneto be ordered), and Fussell waswearing the buckle beforeleaving the arena! The other bronc riders were Robert Fussell (cousin toCorey) of the 4F Cattle & Hayteam, who came in with a scoreof 64, and Marshall Godsey ofthe Push Hard Cattle team. It israre when Godsey does notcomplete a ride, but this wasone of those times. The cowgirl on the HA Bar team was Hailey Andrews.Other locals competing in theranch rodeo were Lacey Cum bee Welch and husband Hunteron the Simmons Cattle team,Justin Peebles and Brandon Di eter on the 4F Cattle & Hayteam, and Laci Langford(daughter-in-law of the lateAlton Langford) on the RaneyCattle team. For the first time ever, one set of buckles was left over –the Women’s Sorting eventsaw the bovines beat out the cowgirls, and it was usuallythat black unnumbered calfthat snuck across the line!When the awards were beinggiven out, the announcer jokedthat they were going to bringthe cattle into the arena andline them up behind the buck les, but the calves refused. This was the first year com peting for Lacey and HunterWelch, and they had some hardluck in their events. In TeamDoctoring, they received a no-time because the heel rope wasnot secured. Then in the Dou ble-Muggin’ event, they hadtrouble flanking the steer andran out of time just before get ting it mugged. Their time wasannounced in the Roping andBranding, then taken away asthey had failed to properly re move the rope from the calf’shead before calling for Laceyto come brand it. Langford’s team tied for the overall third-place position, butlost out to BA Cattle – the timein Roping and Branding is usedfor the tie-breaker, and that 15seconds really cost them. Roman III Ranch had a team entered in the second an nual Silver Sorting event – allteam members must be overthe age of 50. Doyle Carlton IIIdid the sorting, while C. Den nis Carlton, Lloyd McGee andBobby Lanier held the line – ortried to. This event saw thesame difficulties as the ranchrodeo event, but this trouble maker was a light-colored calfthat just wouldn’t stay put.Since Roman III Ranch wasthe sponsor of the Women’sSorting event, maybe it was ajinx! At the beginning of the Sat urday night performance, thehonorary team captains are an nounced. They are ushered intothe arena and presented with aplaque by Florida Cattlemen’sAssociation President Alex Johns. This year saw LloydMcGee as one of the winners.Previous Hardee County recip ients of this award were thelate Pershing Platt and GaryJones. When the Carlton family purchased the J Bar C Ranchland in Highlands County in1977, McGee stayed on andtook over the job of cattle man ager. He remained there until2005, when he moved to theCarlton’s Horse Creek Divi sion in Arcadia, where DaleCarlton is the ranch manager.So come December of thisyear, McGee will have workedfor the Carlton family for 40years! No wonder the trait ofloyalty is often used to de scribe him. And this 78-year-old has done it all – working cattlefrom horseback, driving trac tortrailers, and operatingmowers. Since McGee is sogood at fixing things withwhatever he has on hand, theyjoke that he just waits aroundfor something to break so hecan go to work. The October issue of “The Florida Cattleman and Live stock Journal” features McGeein the Bob Stone series com missioned by The Cattlemen’sFoundation, so that is two in arow for Hardee County, as theSeptember issue was on Dr.Elver Hodges. The late Alton Langford was always a member of thearena crew, and his position isnow filled by son Carl (hus band to Laci). A new memberthis year was Charles RobertStevens III. And Carl alsoplaced in the Saturday morningRanch Horse Competition,with one of his three entries.Also placing in that event wasPat Thomas. So long for now, but the ranch rodeo qualifiers startback up in January! Ranch Rodeo Finals Bring Home A Buckle Doyle Carlton III does the sorting in the Silver Sortingevent held on Saturday afternoon. Charles Robert Stevens III and daughter Conlee warmup for the Saturday evening performance. Conlee was8 months old that day. Robert Fussell of the 4F Cattle & Hay team in his 64point bronc ride. PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG Hunter Welch secures the steer’s head while wife Lacey holds the tail end steadyin the Double Muggin’ event. Also in the photo are teammates Justin Feagle andTy Edwards. Marshall Godsey is front and center on grabbing the steer’s head in the DoubleMuggin’ event. He is surrounded by teammates Billy Adams (on the left) and CodyStorey (on the right). Pat Thomas (far left), together with the horse that he competed on, is shown re ceiving his award in the Ranch Horse competition. Lloyd McGee (on the left) and C. Dennis Carlton (on the right) try to prevent thecalf from returning to the herd in the Silver Sorting event. Once the animal crossesback over the line, the team receives a no-time. Honorary Team Captain award winners (from left) Charlie Hamner, Lloyd McGeeand Carlton Platt holding their plaques, which were presented to them by FloridaCattlemen’s Association President Alex Johns (right). Brandon Dieter (left), Amanda Scarbrough and Justin Peebles of the 4F Cattle &Hay team chase the steer in the Double Muggin’ event.

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B13 Hailey Andrews of the HA Bar team heads back to thebranding bucket holding the branding iron. They com pleted this event in under a minute, but took a 90-sec ond penalty when the entire herd of calves did a “jailbreak” and crossed the line before the correct one. Kenney Raney decides to give Laci Langford some as sistance in the run back to the branding bucket. Thisteam wore retro cowboy shirts for each performance,and took more than a good amount of ribbing from theannouncer! Corey Fussell of the HA Bar team won the coin toss and is presented with the win ner’s buckle in the Bronc-Riding event. He is flanked by Florida Cattlemen’s Asso-ciation President Alex Johns and Florida Cattlemen’s Sweetheart ElizabethTauchen. Photographer Kathy Ann Gregg had the opportunity tomeet Matt Caldwell, Republican candidate for commis sioner of agriculture. Corey Fussell during his 72-point winning bronc ride, for the HA Bar team. By JIMMY MOYESpecial To The Herald-Advocate The pioneer settlers of the Moye family packed up their things towards the end of the 19th century and headed south to Floridalooking for a better life. George and Amelia Moye, along with their children Emma, George Jr., Micha and Lessie left Pelham, Georgia in 1898 andheaded for the Fort Green area in what was then ManateeCounty. The family decided to move to Florida after hearing about the Homestead Act, which would give settlers free land, and theopen range available in Florida. The journey was long for the family, traveling with a team of three oxen and wagons while the children had to walk every stepof the more than 300 mile journey. Oxen move about 3 miles an hour so it was a slow journey as the group camped along the way. The family finally saw a sign declaring they made it to the Florida state line after a few weeks. With relatives living in Jasper, the Moyes stopped for a few weeks to rest and visit with family, which you did not get to seevery often back in those days. Once the family started out again, they came to the Santa Fe River, which presented a challenge to get across. The wagons were loaded onto a small raft while the oxen had to swim across. After a few more weeks of walking, the family finally arrived in Fort Green Springs. George and the children got to work right away building a log cabin on the west side of Doe Branch near what is now AbbottRoad. After finishing the house, the family was proud of what they had built. Shortly after completed their homestead, George looked out one day and noticed a few men on horseback with what lookedlike shovels in their hands. He went out to talk to them and ask what they were doing on “his land.” They said they were taking soil samples for the company they worked for, which actually owned the land where the house wasbuilt. George had apparently made a mistake and homesteaded on the wrong piece of land. Disappointed, the family had to leave that house behind and move on to the correct piece of property which was located nearwhat is now as Center Hill. The family had around two sections of land made up of pine, oaks, swamps, palmettos and wilderness. Later in life George gave all 12 of his children equal amounts of the old homestead. A small thicket at the intersection of Moye Road and Kelsey Road still stands where the pioneer homesteaders raised theirlarge family. Times were hard in those days and they made numerous sac rifices for the future generations of our family. It was hard to make a living in those days.George sent sons George Jr., Perry and Ralph, along with the oxen, as far away as Brighton to the prairie areas to clear farm land. Since the area was not dense wilderness, the boys could plow the open space to grow crops better than forested areas closer tohome. They took food for themselves and the oxen and would stay for long periods of time until the job of clearing the land so itcould be farmed was finished. The boys also dragged logs and hauled timbers while in Brighton, including the ones used to build the Fort Green BaptistChurch. All seven of the Moye boys stayed in Hardee County and were farmers and lived off the land while all the girls but Lessiegot married and scattered around the area. George would not let Lessie get married until later in life be cause he told her he could not raise the family without her help. Many nights Lessie had to get up during the night to milk the cows to quiet her younger sibling twins Calvin and Conrad. Lessie eventually married an older man named Mr. Abbott who had lost his first wife and had young children. They went on to have three boys and three girls of their own.He already had a large home with carbide lights and an orange grove, cattle and a farm. He later died and left her as a widow to live alone.She was a hard worker and raised cows, chickens and looked after the grove while also making quilts to earn additionalmoney. During World War II, she would go to Bowling Green to sew for the war effort. Lessie Moye Abbott Shackelford as she was known later in life lived to be 103 and died in 1988. She told me most of the history of my family before she passed. Moye Pioneer Settlers Walked From Georgia Ralph Moye and Edgar Abbott pose for a picture as aman works on a Ford Model T in the background. Vera Coker and Ralph “R.M.” Moye pictured on theirwedding day in 1921. Vera and Ralph were the parentsof Jimmy Moye, who wrote the article and still lives inHardee County. This photo from the early 1900’s shows Lucinda Plum mer Moye, left with her son George Moye and his wifeAmelia shortly after the family moved to Florida. Twins Conner and Calvin Moye are driven by Edgar Ab bott in front of the old Fort Green Springs train depot. COURTESY PHOTOS The Center Hill School, known as a strawberry schoolin its days, was located on the east side of S.R. 62 nearthe corner of Harney Road. It had no running water orelectricity.

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B14 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 V OTE HORTON F OR H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE Imagine you or a loved one is arrested and wrongfully accused of a crime. What type ofexperience do you want the judge to have whenhe was a lawyer? Do you want a judge who never tried a jury trial and rarely practiced criminal law as a lawyer? Or,do you want a judge who is a Florida Bar BoardCertified Criminal Trial Lawyer with over 4,000criminal cases and over 52 jury trials? Jury and courtroom experience is the right experience for a county judge. E XPERIENCEAND C HANGEFOR H ARDEE Please Vote Horton Nov. 6th! Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Horton, non partisan, candidate for Hardee County Judge 11:1c Well football fans, an amazing weekend of football is in the rear view mirror. We now move to November, the month cham pionships are won — especially Thanksgiving weekend whenthe rival games are finally here. This season has seen games canceled or postponed due to hurricanes and flooding. Some movement on replacement gameshas already taken place. Iowa State has added Incarnate Wor d on Dec. 1 to make up for their opener with South Dakota Statethat was canceled. North Carolina State replaced West Virginiawith East Carolina, who lost their game with Virginia Tech, alsoon Dec. 1. Virginia Tech and West Virginia have no replacementgames in sight for the ones they lost. South Carolina lost its home game with Marshall to Hurri cane Florence. Chatter this week has the Gamecocks now want ing Marshall to play on Dec. 1. The Herd is still in the hunt toplay in the C-USA title game that day. That championship gamemay not be determined before Thanksgiving is over. South Car olina needs six wins for a bowl game but it looks likely they willfinish 5-6 without that canceled game. Marshall has already gottheir game insurance money and will have enough wins for abowl anyway. There really is no incentive for the Herd to playSouth Carolina at this point. Will Grier had slipped in the Heisman conversation in recent weeks but made a huge comeback Thursday night. Leading theMountaineers to a 41-0 halftime lead over Baylor, Grier threwfor 302 yards with three touchdown passes and ran for one more.The Mountaineers put up 568 yards total in the 58-14 rout of theBears. Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN Game Day stirred the ire of UCF athletic director Danny White with comments about the Knightsand the college playoffs. Herbstriet actually said “Fresno State,Appalachian State (who has now been blown out by GeorgiaSouthern 34-14) and Utah State are all more deserving thanUCF.” White responded with a Twitter response. UCF fans then planned a caravan to go to Jacksonville to protest at Game Day.It was called off due to “threats from Gator fans” who allegedlydid not want their special day with Georgia interrupted. Manysee UCF’s “National Champions” in 2017 campaign as a “lookat me” cry for sympathy or inclusion. Herbstriet may have a point in 2018 as UCF’s opponent’s rank very low and most top teams would also be unbeaten withUCF’s schedule. Despite that, UCF has won 20 straight games.Herbstriet is a former Ohio State quarterback who always pusheshis school the same way UCF fans do theirs. Ohio State has the106th ranked toughest schedule this year. So, come on Herbie, stones and glass houses anyone? If you want to shut Danny White and UCF folks up, go to a 16-teamplayoff including every conference champion. Settle it on thefield like basketball does on the court. End of discussion. It was a tough week for Florida college football teams. FIU was the only one to win this past weekend. Miami was blown out by Boston College. The ‘Canes are 5-3 with home games facing Duke and Pitt. They should be bowl eligible. FSU took their worst home beat down in history by Clem son. With four tough games left, the ‘Noles may not even get toa bowl game this year. The Gators should bounce back and win out finishing with a 10-2 record despite losing a shot at the SEC title Game. USF, as predicted here, lost their first game to Houston. FAU and Lane Kiffin lost again and stand at 3-6. Kiffin is leading the Owls to the Promised Land isn’t he? Congratulations to the Hardee Wildcats on winning the Dis trict Title. The ‘Cats moved to 9-0 beating DeSoto 15-6 in the100th Game of the state’s oldest rivalry. It was a spirited gamethat saw Hardee’s defense bend but not break after the Bulldogsopening scoring drive. The Cats led 10-6 at halftime but didn’tice the win until late in the fourth quarter with a field goal and asafety. The loss knocked DeSoto out of the playoff picture butthe improved Bulldogs will finish with a winning record. TheWildcats travel to Naples Baron Collier (7-2) to go for a 10-0regular season record. Now, let’s look at this week’s bill o’ fare:Temple at UCF – Owls knocked Cincinnati from the un beaten ranks. UCF might be a tad tougher to do. UCF 37 —Temple 23 West Virginia at Texas – It will be an assault on Austin when Grier and Company invade Texas. The high powered Moun taineer offense outguns the Longhorns on their own turf. WestVirginia 41 — Texas 34 Georgia at Kentucky – ‘Dawgs growl and make a case to get back in the playoff conversation or at least a major bowl.Georgia 41 — Kentucky 20 Oklahoma at Texas Tech – Sooners defense will get a test. Oklahoma has mounting injuries to deal with as well. Oklahoma45 — Texas Tech 41 Missouri at Florida – Gators take on a team that wins at home but not on the road. Thankfully, it is in the Swamp. Florida31 — Missouri 17 Louisville at Clemson – U of L fans are clamoring for Jeff Brohm to come home and coach the Cards. They will be scream ing after this game. Tigers are on a mission with Ohio State gone.Clemson 56 — Louisville 14 Marshall at Southern Miss – The Herd will be healed up after a bye week. They will depend on their defense and rungame again. Marshall 27 — Southern Miss 17 Tulane at USF –Bulls give their fans a lot to cheer about. USF 42 — Tulane 16 FSU at North Carolina State – Wolfpack get back to winning ways. A solid effort on both sides of the ball wins it. North Car olina State 33 — FSU 23 Alabama at LSU – Game of the Week. It is a MUST see. This is a game the Tide could lose. Don’t mark it just yet though.Alabama 31 — LSU 24 Duke at Miami – ‘Canes take care of business at home. A bigger bowl game is still within sight. Miami 35 — Duke 17 FAU at FIU – Owls throw the C-USA East race into turmoil with a win. Panthers were on top before this loss. FAU 38 —FIU 27 Texas A&M at Auburn – Tigers claw out a close win at home. A good game in the SEC West. Auburn 37 — Texas A&M35 South Carolina at Ole Miss – Rebs squeak by at home. Gamecocks getting nervous they will be home for bowl season.Ole Miss 34 — South Carolina 28 Penn State at Michigan – The BIG HOUSE will be “rockin” and celebrating a signature win. Michigan 41 — Penn State 35 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Fish are struggling but the Jets are hurting as well. This is an opportunity for a winMiami cannot lose. Miami Dolphins 30 – New York Jets 23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers – Panthers are tough at home while the Bucs have not done well on the road.Carolina Panthers 33 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots – Brady Bunch are too tough in Foxboro. Packers are a formidable for though.New England Patriots 38 — Green Bay Packers 30 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Ravens defense key the win. Good rivalry with big hits. Baltimore Ravens 27 —Pittsburgh Steelers 24 Stump The Swami By John Szeligo By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate Can the Lady Wildcats hold off the Lady Blue Streaks forthe third time this season? Hardee’s ladies of orange and blue fame will find outtoday (Nov. 1) as they travel tothe Florida High School Ath letic Association’s (FHSAA)Class 2A District 6 Swimmingand Diving meet at the AvonPark High School pool. The Lady Blue Streaks from Sebring High School are aperennial powerhouse in thepool with a program fed byseveral year-round youthswimming programs. Se bring’s roster has also bene fited from Highlands Countyopen enrollment policy thatnetted a high profile pre-sea son additional to the girl’ssquad from Avon Park HighSchool. Hardee’s varsity girl’s squad – that has benefited from the growth in recent years ofHardee Swim Association’ssummer swim program – hasmade strides in overcoming itsunderdog status. Coach Tracy Pate has led Hardee’s squad to two victo ries over the Sebring squad sofar this season. Completing thehat trick at today’s meet couldmean a district title for theLady Wildcats. The boy’s in orange and blue will face more of an up hill battle. The Wildcats have seen mixed results this season in thepool, but have been markedimprovement in the finalweeks of regular season com petition. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Admission is$6. Diving competition was held Wednesday morning. Re sults were not available bypress time. VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING District Meet Today At AP Players of the Week DeSoto #7 Ellis Hodges Offense #18 Caden Dunlap Defense #17 Leo Duarte Special Teams #55 Tome Pace Lineman #21 Quintin Lindsey Wildcat 1. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the only U.S. presi dent born on the island ofManhattan? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Ethiopia? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state is home to Mount Rush more? 4. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented by the con dition astraphobia? 5. LITERATURE: Which of Shakespeare's plays pro duced the line, "Neither a bor rower nor a lender be"? 6. FOOD & DRINK: In which century was tea intro duced to Europe? 7. MOVIES: Who sang the title song to the movie"Pretty Woman"? 8. FAMOUS QUOTA TIONS: What baseball great once said, "Never let the fearof striking out keep you fromplaying the game"? 9. GAMES: What kind of word puzzle was introducedDec. 21, 1913 in the New YorkWorld? ANSWERS 1. Theodore Roosevelt2. Addis Ababa3. South Dakota4. Fear of thunder and light ning 5. "Hamlet"6. 16th century7. Roy Orbison8. Babe Ruth9. Crossword puzzle (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez Make The Winning Score! SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5PM (WEEKEND EVENT, MONDAY AT NOON)

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, CITY COMMIS SION, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 AT 6:30 P.M. OR AS SOON THEREAFTER, AT CITY HALL, 104 EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA PROVID ING FOR INDEXED INCREASES IN WATER AND SEWER RATES, FEESAND CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019; PROVIDING FOR SEVER ABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE CAN BE OBTAINED AT CITY HALL, 104EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAYBETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM AND 5:00 PM. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK ON THIS ORDI NANCE MAY ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING AND BEHEARD. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANSWITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), ANYONE WHO NEEDSA SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS MEETINGSHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 375-2255 AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THEMEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. 11:1c Crime Blotter Sheriff’s deputies and city police officers investigated the fol lowing incidents and made the following arrests during thepast week. All suspects or defendants are presumed innocentof the charges against them. COUNTY Oct. 28, Freddy Salinas-Gutierrez, 20, of 5106 Sedney Road, Dover, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Venel Hip polyte and charged with driving under the influence with dam ages. Oct. 28, Maria Lopez, 21, of 489 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged with battery. Oct. 28, dangerous shooting was reported near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Tuskegee Street and near thecorner of Will Duke Road and Lincoln Street. Oct. 28, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Sparrow Road. Oct. 27, Kevin Connor Kunkel, 21, of 1682 SR 64 W., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged withtwo counts of probation violation. Oct. 27, Fernando Hernandez, 47, of 902 Miller Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and charged onan out-of-state fugitive warrant. Oct. 27, Marshall Scott Lewis, 24, of 1843 Smith Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and chargedwith possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and pos session of narcotics equipment. Oct. 27, criminal mischief was reported on the 600 block of Snell Street. Oct. 27, vehicles were reported stolen from the 1100 block of Mockingbird Road, the 3300 block of North Nursery Road and the 1300 block of U.S. 17 South. Oct. 26, Cierra Aaliyah Denise Jones, 19, of 3516 Oak St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. James Adler on two out-of-county warrants. Oct. 26, Charles Claude Crouse, 32, of 1153 Mockingbird Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Edilberto Soto andcharged with two counts of battery. Oct. 26, Oles Fleurimond, 64, of 1551 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was arrested by FHP Tpr. Venel Hippolyte and chargedwith leaving the scene of a crash and DUI with damages. Oct. 26, criminal mischief was reported on the 6900 block of State Road 62. Oct. 26, thefts were reported on the 400 block of Fourth Street East and the 1500 block of Lincoln Street. Oct. 25, a theft was reported on the 500 block of South Road. Oct. 25, criminal mischief was reported on the 600 block of Honeysuckle Street. Oct. 24, Jason Alan Davidson, 24, of 1162 Blue Jay Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and chargedwith possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcoticsequipment, and probation violation. Oct. 24, Adam Sambrano Ornelas, 40, of 4117 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Octavio Alvarez and charged with grand theft and contributing to the delinquency ofa minor. Oct. 24, a fight was reported near the corner of State Road 66 and Acorn Drive. Oct. 23, thefts were reported on College Lane and the 1500 block of Moore Road. Oct. 23, animal cruelty was reported near the corner of U.S. 17 and Fishbranch. Oct. 22, David Wayne Murphy, 38, of 614 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joseph Austin and Dep. KimPfeiffer and charged with battery and probation violation. Oct. 22, Lori Fennell, 44, of 721 Peters Road, Bartow, was arrested by Dep. Steve Ahrens on four capiases for failure to ap pear. Oct. 22, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 4600 block of State Road 62. Oct. 22, a theft was reported on the 900 block of Old Braden ton Road. Oct. 22, a conveyance was reported burglarized on the 3300 block of Suwannee Street. WAUCHULA Oct. 28, a theft was reported on the 100 block of South Sixth Avenue. Oct. 28, a residence was reported burglarized on the 800 block of East Main Street. Oct. 27, Devon Alexander Morgado, 26, of 3301 Pamela Drive, Lorida, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Cohen on an out-of-county warrant. Oct. 26, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of Bell Street. Oct. 25, Joshua D. Fowler, 24, of 620 Grove St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged withburglary and petit theft. Oct. 25, La’terrya McGowan, 21, and Bentricia Franteria Johnson, 21, both of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, were arrestedby Sgt. Robert Spencer and charged with battery. Johnson wasadditionally charged with a second count of battery. Oct. 25, thefts were reported on the 200 block of North Ninth Avenue and the 300 block of Diana Avenue. Oct. 24, Eddie White, 38, of 700 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Christopher Gicker and Sgt. Robert Spencerand charged with false imprisonment of an adult, simple assault,depriving a victim or witness of communication, and battery. Oct. 23, Herbert Earl Battle, 68, of 253 George Town Loop, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Cohen on an out-of-countywarrant. Oct. 23, a theft was reported on the 800 block of North Eighth Avenue. Oct. 22, Lori Molina, 40, of 1094 Downing Cir., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Bryanna Lott and charged with aggravatedbattery and simple assault. Oct. 22, animal cruelty was reported on the 800 block of South Ninth Avenue. BOWLING GREEN Oct. 28, a theft was reported on the 5100 block of U.S. 17 North. Oct. 26, a theft occurred on the 4500 block of Church Av enue. Oct. 25, a report was made of a theft in the 5200 block of U.S. 17 North. Oct. 24, a theft was reported on the 5200 block of Doyle Parker Avenue. Oct. 22, a theft was reported on the 4800 block of Bryan Av enue. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED WARNING THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTYWHICH YOU OWN OR IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVELEGAL INTEREST.The property will be sold at a public auction on the5th day of December, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., unlessthe back taxes are paid. To make payment or for questions concerning real property taxes, contact the Hardee County Tax Collector’s Office at (863) 773-9144 (PO Box 445, Wauchula, FL 33873) To re ceive further information regarding the Tax DeedSale, contact the Hardee County Clerk of theCourts, immediately, at (863) 773-4174 (P.O.Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida, 33873).The holder of the following tax certificate has filedthe certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The cer tificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it wasassessed are:CERTIFICATE NO.: 176 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Marilyn D. Morrisand others as Heirs of Major MorrisDescription of Property:Parcel ID Number: 05-33-25-0090-0000H-0028 LOTS 28 &29 BLK HMT ZION SUBD05 33S 25E SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.All of the property is in HARDEE County, Florida. Unless the certificate or certificates are redeemedaccording to law, the property described in the cer tificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bid der on December 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.By: Norma M. Juarez, Deputy Clerk Pursuant to F.S. 197.512Victoria L. RogersHardee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court andComptrollerTax Deed File: 252018TD034XXXXDate: 10/23/2018Ad No.: 1 11:1-22c NOTICE TO HARDEE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS Currently, Hardee County Community Development isNOT accepting applications for the housing rehabilita tion program based on the encumbrance of all availablefunds. A notice will be published when additional fundsbecome available. For Questions contact CommunityDevelopment at 412 West Orange St, Rm 201,Wauchula or telephone 863-773-6349. 11:1c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA File No.252018CP000078 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OFJAMES T. ANDERSON, SR. Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the es tate of JAMES T. ANDERSON,SR., deceased, whose date ofdeath was October 18, 2017, ispending in the Circuit Court forHARDEE County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address ofwhich is 417 West Main Street,Suite 202, Wauchula, Florida33873. The names and ad dresses of the Personal Repre sentative and the PersonalRepresentative's attorney areset forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claimsor demands against Decedent'sestate on whom a copy of thisnotice is required to be servedmust file their claims with thiscourt ON OR BEFORE THELATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTERTHE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30DAYS AFTER THE DATE OFSERVICE OF A COPY OF THISNOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other personshaving claims or demandsagainst Decedent's estate mustfile their claims with this courtWITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THEDATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODSSET FORTH IN FLORIDASTATUTES SECTION 733.702WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTHABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTERTHE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 25, 2018.Attorney for Personal Representative:Ginger R. Lore, Attorney at LawFlorida Bar Number: 643955Law Offices of Ginger R. Lore, P.A. 20 S. Main Street, Suite 280Winter Garden, Florida 34787Telephone: (407) 654-7028Fax: (407) 641-9143E-Mail: ginger@gingerlore.comSecondary E-Mail: eservice@gingerlore.com Personal Representative:James T. Anderson, Jr.1819 Cedardale LaneKnoxville, Tennessee 37932 10:25,11:1c ______________________________ Notices As Seen From This Side By Jerry “Gray Wolf” Phillips Wauchula Memories for old farmers...Most everyone knows what a railroad spike looks like. The spike (spring)-toothed harrow reminded me of them. These spikes were mounted on a frame much like an "A." The spikes did not quite meet at the apex of the A (a snaggled tooth A). The missing teeth prevented the crop from being pulled up but allowed the teeth down either side of the plants, removing the un wanted grass. Our mule Maude was 17 hands high (a large animal). The har row was light compared to other farm implements so Maude couldpull two harrows at once. So my brother and I had Maude pulling, he and I guiding, thus doing twice as much in a day. We would go for hours without sayinganything, lost in our own thoughts and dreams. Maude knew whichway to turn so we never had to give her orders. As the plants (corn or cotton) grew taller we had to use different plow points to keep the grass away, so we would have to take "Amy" to the field. Amy was a very old mule, and Dad used her just enoughto give her a little heavier exercise. In 1953 he retired Amy for therest of her life. About a year later Dad found her in the corner of the lot on her knees. Dad said she said her prayer, then went to sleep forever. I had never seen an animal with a casket, except our dog, until Dad built her one. ––––––– I wish someone could help me get past this phobia I have about doctors. I keep going and paying. They keep writing and collectingall the while I get sicker and sicker, until finally I quit taking theirmedicine and somehow get well. Kinda reminds me of this old farmer who went to the doctor with a recurring old ailment. Doc asked, "What you here for?" Thefarmer says, "Well, Doc, I've had this bad problem before, and I don'tknow why I came back to you. You did nothing then." Doc sez, "Yep, I remember, what did we do then?" Farmer an swers, "Nothing." Doc replied, "Well, let's try that again. See if we get the same results."Of course, you leave the $120 on your way out. Doctors are like politicians. They just keep practicing. I can't get used to having to tell the doctor what's wrong with me. I had a cousin in Atlanta who was a pediatrician. Those babies couldn't tell him what was wrong with them. He had to find it outhimself. He was deaf so he didn't have to have a hysterical mothertelling him what was wrong. I miss the good old days when doctors made house calls. Now you must call them, and then they spend less than15 minutes witheach patient. ––––––– No! No! No! Don't vote!This is for the 48 percent who think white cow's milk is a sign of white superiority and the 7 percent who think chocolate milkcomes from brown cows. That's right. A poll of potential voters think that. If the stupid people don't know the issues, please don't vote. Not being prejudiced but Elizabeth Warren and Maxine Wate rs are the first examples for the "Don't Vote" statement. They are notsmart. Pelosi and "Stein" really mean their statements. Th ey are de liberate. If you don't know what or who you are voting on, don't vote. I have to pay for and live with your stupid decisions. ––––––– Today I write from the other side of me, asking a simple ques tion. Have you ever looked at a tree? Really looked at a tree? You see scraggly bark like the skin of an old man. Underneath is a thin film membrane and deep within it, too, is a heart. You see scraggly old limbs that may fall on your car or someone passing by, but when you take it apart to build a house, you use theheart, too. You can live in it for many years with minimum upkeep, but if you abandon it, in three yearsits spirit (heart) dies and deteriorationcomes fast. Look beyond the bark. Cicadas cling to it to morph into another life. Bluejays build their nests in those scraggly limbs. And don't for get the "tree rats"---squirrels raise many generations in its branches,and for 100 years it stands to show God's glory. You say it's just a tree. Air plants attach themselves to those branches. When the leaves turn brown and fall to the ground, thegreen mistletoe shows there is life within the tree. It is not just a tree. One tree grows straight and tall. Its purpose pre-ordained to be come the cross for Jesus. No, my friend, it's not just a tree. ––––––– This is a local newspaper dealing with local news, sports, reli gion and politics. If you are reading my column and do not like whatyou saw on TV how Judge Kavanaugh was treated but do not govote, you are telling the politician (your employee) that you don'tcare how your kids have to live 40 years from now, that you don'tcare what the politician does, just don't bother you. This is a local problem, more important than a ball game. Vote! It's your job and responsibility. Just do it. It only takes maybe onehour, then you can get back to watching TV. ––––––– Old farmer's advice:Letting the cat outta the bag is a lot easier than putting it back in. The things you worry about the most ain't never gonna happen no way. Don't ever mess with nothing that ain't bothering you none.Never corner nothing you know is meaner than you.Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.Don't ever get in a mud-slinging contest with a pig or politician.If you wrestle a pig, expect to get dirty.When you think you're so important, try ordering someone else's dog around.

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November 1, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B17 U.S. Elections Rick Scott U.S. Senator Greg Steube U.S. Congress State Elections Ron DeSantis Governor Matt Caldwell Commissioner of Agriculture Ashley Moody Attorney General Jimmy Patronis Chief Financial Officer Ben Albritton State Senator Hardee County Elections Noey Flores County Com. Dist. 2 Pol. ad paid for and approved by the Hardee County Republican Executive Committee 11:1c ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 252016DR000092 Antonio Cabrera,Petitioner,andIrma Alvarado,Respondent_____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:Irma Alvarado Calle Limon Lt. 9 Mza. 11 Hav. Hertas Luisa 3ra Secc.Naucalpan, Edo de Mexico CP53427+521556638 6741 YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat an action for dissolution of mar riage has been filed against youand that you are required toserve a copy of your written de fenses, if any, to it on AntonioCabrera, whose address is 326E. Broward St., Bowling Green,FL 33834 on or before Novem ber 9, 2018, and file the originalwith the clerk of this Court atHardee County Clerk of Courts417 W. Main St., Wauchula, FL33873 before service on Peti tioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so, a default maybe entered against you for therelief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following realor personal property should bedivided: Lots 5 to 8 inclusive andLots 7 to 20 inclusive of block 18of Bowling Green center subdi vision and street as per res 77-17 of Hardee County, FloridaParcel ID 09-33-25-0810-00018-0008. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of theCircuit Court’s office. You mayreview these documents uponrequest. You must keep the Clerk of Circuit Court’s office notified ofyour current address. (You mayfile Designation of Current Mail ing and E-Mail Address, FloridaSupreme Court Approved Fam ily Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will bemailed to the address on recordat the clerk’s office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic dis closure of documents and infor mation. Failure to comply canresult in sanctions, includingdismissal or striking of plead ings.Dated: October 5, 2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk 10:11-11:1p ______________________________ Hilltop Elementary Kindergarten Kids @Heartland Events COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!Contact Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 TheHeraldAdvocate.com

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B18 The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2018 By JOHN SZELIGO For The Herald-Advocate The Hardee Junior High School Wildcats routed Avon Park Middle School 46-0 lastTuesday (Oct. 23) to finish the season unde feated. The game was similar to the rest of the sea son with the ‘Cats dominating in all phases ofthe game. The score was also similar as Hardeeposted 40 plus points with the game seeing thefourth quarter again turning into the fifth quar ter scrimmage as the contest was over early. The 7-0 ‘Cats averaged 45.1 points per game while giving up only three touchdownsall season. Only Clewiston and Sebring ever crossed the goal line. The game began with Avon Park receiving the kickoff and being held to a three-and-out. The ‘Cats took over and marched on a sus tained drive that ended with Kellon Lindseyhitting Trenton Alfred with a 12-yard scoringstrike with 2:12 left in the quarter. WilneyFrancois ran in the conversion. The ‘Cats led 8-0 at the end of the first quar ter. Avon Park’s next possession saw Justin Shenfield make a great tackle on special teamsfor Hardee, pinning Avon Park deep in theirterritory after the kickoff. The Devils tried thepassing game on third-and-fourth down onlyto see Francois make a one handed interceptionwith a long return setting up another ‘Cat scor ing drive. Tai Blandon and Francois ran back-to-back Cats Vanquish Devils Perfect Season 15-yard gains before Francois took it in fromthe one for the score. Lindsey then hit Blandonwith a pass on the conversion to make it 16-0Hardee. Avon Park, on the next possession, threw a long pass that looked like a score but RolantSimon made a touchdown-saving tackle.Josiah Lozano and Eric Mushrush made sometackles next before David Brown made a fum ble causing hit on fourth down. Hardee then took over. Hardee’s ground game saw Francois, Lind sey, Blandon and Travis Olds pound the balluntil Olds took an 11-yard run into the endzone. Lindsey hit Ryan Valdez for the conver sion as the ‘Cats went up 24-0. The ensuing kickoff saw another good open field tackle by Carson Montsdeoca. Thedefense then smothered the Devils withJayden Daniels sacking the punter onfourth down. With 35 seconds left untilhalftime, Lindsey hit Rolant Simonwith a 22-yard scoring pass. Francois ranin the conversion and the Cats we up 32-0 at halftime. The third quarter opened with Avon Park pinning the Cats on their own 10-yard line after the kickoff. Avon Park’senthusiasm didn’t last long as Francoiswent 90 yards for a touchdown on thenext play. Cats were up 38-0 quicklyin the third quarter. Avon Park’s next possession was a four-and-out as they wentfor it on fourth-and-four to no avail. The Devils did get a 6-yard gain on sec ond down when Avon Park’s big fullback gotthe call. Edner Cherry wrapped him up after atwo yard gain but the pair wrestled for fourmore yards before Cherry body slammed himdown in one of the more memorable defensiveplays of the night. Hardee’s last possession saw Blandon start the drive with a four yard run. Lindsey then got his chance and re sponded with a 27-yard slithering through the defense touchdown fol lowed by Boone Pazzaglia passing to ZackCarlton for the conversion. The third quarter ended with the final score of 46-0. The last quarter became the 5th quar ter for the younger players to get some experi ence. The Wildcats players, coaches and fans con cluded the 2018 season with a 7-0 record. Hardee’s Travis Olds runs the ball in for a Hardeetouchdown in the second quarter. Hardee quarterback Kellon Lindsey keeps the ball on a run play as he tries to evadea pack of Avon Park defenders. Wilney Francois breaks away from a Red Devil de fender as he trudges up the field for a big gain forHardee. PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK Trenton Alfred made an incredible catch in the end zone for a Hardee touchdownin the first quarter. A pack of Wildcat defenders swarm onto the Avon Park ball carrier. Hardee’s Ryan Valdez makes it into the end zone for atwo-point conversion following a touchdown by TravisOlds in the second quarter. A sea of Wildcat defenders take down the Avon Park quarterback for a loss.