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WEATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 07/1686720.3407/1789720.3107/1892690.0007/1994720.00 07/2092740.00 07/2194710.96 07/2292700.13 TOTAL Rainfall to 07/22/2014 27.71 Same period last year 22.26 Ten Year Average 47.79 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center INDEX Classifieds.....................6BCommunity Calendar....3ACourthouse Report.......6CCrime Blotter.................7CEntertainment...............4C Hardee Living................2BInformation Roundup....4AObituaries......................4APuzzles..........................4CSolunar Forecast..........5B The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage 114th Year, No. 343 Sections, 28 Pages 70¢ Plus 5¢ Sales Tax Thursday, July 24, 2014 S UBSCRIBE O NLINE A T T HE H ERALD A DVOCATE COM I N C OLOR Pot Grower Gets Prison . Story 3A Crime Tip-Line Offers $$$ Rewards . Story 3A COURTESY PHOTO The skillfulness and silliness of the Alumni Games have become a staple of Main Street Wauchula Inc.s annual Backto-School Tailgate Party, set for Aug. 15. The Tailgate Party will invade Heritage Park with live music from Crush, Wild cat cheerleaders and a variety of vendors. The action on East Main St reet will feature the Alumni Games. This fun competitive event pits teams of Hardee Senior High School graduates agai nst each other. Think your class is the best, or bet the oldsters can outshine the younguns? Then register a team today at mainstreetwauchula.com! Only 10 teams will be accepted. Can yours handle the challenge? BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPLASH County Proposes 4% Tax Boost ManleySentencingMonday SR 64: ATrip ToTrouble Man DiesIn SR 64Wreck School Board Millage Heads Down Fugitive Jailed After 5 Years By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate After four days of budget workshops, the Hardee CountyCommission has tentatively set tled on a $48 million budget forthe fiscal year which begins onOct. 1. The current budget is $51.8 million due to more grants beingin the budget this year than areexpected for the coming year. Before the budget is finalized, another workshop will be held on Aug. 6 and the final budgetmust pass two public hearings inSeptember before beingadopted. Taxable values for the county were down 3.5 percent from theprior year so commissionersvoted to use the roll-back ratefor the ad valorem taxes, assess ing a higher millage rate to col lect the same amount of taxrevenue as the prior year. The proposed new rate, which can still be lowered butnot raised, will be 8.8991 mills, a four percent increase from the8.5540 mills assessed last year.In effect, property owners whodid not see their taxable valuesfall will have an increase in theirtax bills. Total taxable values for the county are just under $1.5 bil lion and the tax assessment willgenerate $12.8 million in rev enue for the county. The remainder of the county budget is comprised of cashcarry forward of $17 million;$2.3 million in general govern ment taxes; $8.5 million in state-shared revenues and grants; $2.5million in special assessmentsand impact fees; $2.1 million inbudget transfers; and a few mil lion from various court fees andmiscellaneous charges. Public safety eats up the largest portion of the budget,with the Sheriffs Department,Fire Rescue/EMS services andE-911 costing the citizens $15.2million per year to operate. General government includes most of the various county departments and is bud geted at $6.2 million next year. The county utility department and the various projects inWauchula Hills will have abudget of $6.2 million for thecoming year. Transportation projects for the 2014-15 year will total justover $6 million. Human services, which includes the Health Departmentand several charitable organiza tions the county funds, are bud geted for $1.2 million. Culture/recreation activities account for $1.68 million. Operating the courthouse is expected to be $889,517 duringthe coming year. A 2 percent raise for all employees is included in the budgetand will increase the countypayroll by approximately$282,000. The county saw a 9 percent increase in health insurancecosts and expects to spend $1.8See TAX BOOST 2A By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A former certified public ac countant who has admitted tostealing more than a half-millionin client funds is expected to besentenced Monday in HardeeCircuit Court. The conclusion of the sen tencing hearing for Michael D.Manley, 54, is set to begin be fore Circuit Judge John K.Stargel at 9:30 a.m. in Court room A of the Hardee CountyCourthouse in downtownWauchula. All court proceedings are open to the public. Manley pleaded guilty to 23 counts of grand theft and moneylaundering on June 11 after afailed attempt to meet the reim bursement requirements of anearlier plea agreement betweenthe prosecution and the defense. Manley could not raise the nearly $600,000 needed to repayhis victims before a judgepassed sentence. And attemptsto negotiate a new plea deal withAssistant State Attorney LoriWinstead collapsed. Instead, Manley and his attor ney, James R. Rusty Franklin,entered the June hearing pre pared to plead to all charges, andto present testimony and lettersof support in the sentencinghearing which began immedi ately following Manleys guiltyplea. During that part of the hear ing, Dr. Nick Timmerman testi fied as to Manleys goodcharacter and businessman Ric-hard Dicks told Stargel he wouldloan Manley $200,000 towardSee MANLEY 2A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate Theres good news and bad news on the SR 64/U.S. 17 road work. The good news is that emer gency repairs from heavy rainsand soil erosion were scheduledto be completed late Wednesdayand motorists will no longerhave to detour to SR 66 aroundthe repair work. The bad news is that theres no end in sight for completion ofthe 2013 project to remove thedip in SR 64 about a half mileeast of U.S. 17 and drivers willcontinue to use the temporarybypass lanes. Robin Stublen, media special ist with the state Depart-ment ofTransportation (DOT) districtoffice in Bartow, said Wednes day morning that road crewshave done a super job in work ing on the washouts caused byheavy rains. Crews from out Sebring and Arcadia offices worked throughthe night Thursday and on Fri day to be able to open the roadfor the weekend before resum ing repairs on Monday morning.Repairs were difficult becauseof the barrier wall, he said. Meanwhile, the long-term See SR 64: 2A Armas By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A man wanted for allegedly growing more than 100 poundsof marijuana here has been re turned to this county after nearlyfive years on the lam or inprison. Ramon Urbano Armas, 64, formerly of 1279 Lois Lane inZolfo Springs, evaded HardeeCounty sheriffs detectives inSeptember of 2009 but eventu ally ran afoul of the law else where. He was sentenced inMiami-Dade County for felonydriving under the influence ofalcohol, and began serving timein November of 2012. But as Century Correctional Institution in Escambia Countyprepared earlier this month to re lease him, a Hardee County war rant for his arrest halted his impending freedom. Armas was returned to Hardee County, and is now facing afirst-degree felony charge oftrafficking in excess of 25pounds of marijuana and a third-degree felony count of manufac turing a narcotic. Bond has been set at $37,500.Armas luck betrayed him in 2009 as well. Detectives stum bled upon the marijuana growhouse while investigating ahome burglary in the neighbor hood. They knocked on Armasdoor because his house had aclear view of the victims resi dence. While speaking with Armas, Det. Russell Conley noticed ahumming sound coming from analuminum shed on his property,Maj. Randy Dey explained atthe time. And Det. David Drake, he added, spotted shrubberymoving, as if blown by an airexhaust coming out of the shed. When asked about the hum ming, Armas told Conley therewas an air conditioner in theshed, and that the shed con tained stuff from the house. Walking from Armas mobile home, the detective also saw atrench, recently covered withfresh dirt, running from a powerpole near the road and intoArmas front yard. He turnedback to ask Armas about thetrench, but the man was gone. Suspecting electricity was being stolen from the powerpole, Conley and Drake investi gated further, Dey said. Drake saw Mylar reflective siding at the shed while Conleynoted bright light and cool aircoming from small holes in the shed, Dey alleged. Dey said the detectives left the scene to obtain a search warrantfor the premises. Armed with that warrant, de tectives and Drug Task Forcemembers allegedly discovered atotal of 87 marijuana plantsSee FUGITIVE 2A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate A Polk County man died and a Hardee County woman es caped any serious injury in a sin gle-vehicle crash last week. The Florida Highway Patrol reports Dennis James Mast, 56,of Lake Wales, suffered fatal in juries while driving on StateRoad 64 at Charlie CreekBridge. The wreck occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July16. Crash investigator Trp. JohnPaikai and homicide investigatorCpl. David R. Brunner said the2012 Ford F-150 was headingwest on SR 64 and ap-proachinga curve at the time. Mast failed to negotiate the curve and went off the southside of the roadway, the FHPsaid. The front of the Ford thenstruck a telephone pole, break ing it off at the base. At that point, the pickup over turned several times and finallycame to rest on its roof on thesouth side of SR 64,See MAN DIES 2A By MARIA TRUJILLOOf The Herald-Advocate The proposed School Board budget and tax rates for 2014-15have been announced, and bothshow decreases from the currentfiscal year. The total budget has decreased by $404,300 to $60.6million. Tax millage saw a re duction of .196 of a mill, to7.186. School Board members held a brief budget meeting on Mon-day, where they approved ad-vertising the tentative budgetand its tax rate. The first publicbudget hearing on the proposals will be on Monday. Some areas within the budget which decreased include federalprograms, from $6.8 million to$6.4 million; federal stimulus,from $221,537 to zero; federalRace to the Top grant monies,from $397,160 to $52,803; andcapital projects, which droppedby $114,000 to $1.8 million. However, the general fund within the budget increased byabout $618,000, rising from$47.4 million to $48.1 million.Meanwhile, the food serviceprogram also increased, from$3.7 million to $3.8 million. Anarea that remained the same was private purposes (scholarships)at $8,133. The millage rate, which also decreased, is made up of fourparts. Of the four, three are de termined by the local SchoolBoard. All of those local rates remained the same: basic discre tionary is at 0.748 mills, votedfor operations at 1.00 mills andcapital outlay is at 0.500 mills. The fourth part, mandated and set by the state, was loweredfrom 5.134 to 4.938. The capital outlay tax is said to generate about $722,000. Ifapproved, the money will be used to reimburse the generalfund for maintenance, renova tion and repair expenses. The board also hopes to buy two new school buses and buyair-conditioning equipment,computer-related items, elec tronic learning devices and dig ital classroom equipment forschools throughout the district. At this Mondays meeting, all members except Jan Platt,who was absent approved thepreliminary plan. It gets its firstpublic test this coming Mondayat 5:10 p.m. in the School Boardmeeting room at 230 S. FloridaAve. in Wauchula.
The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage JAMES R. KELLY Publisher/Editor CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing Editor JOAN M. SEAMANSports Editor115 S. Seventh Ave.P.O. Box 338Wauchula, FL 33873 RALPH HARRISON Production Manager NOEY DE SANTIAGO Asst. Prod. Manager Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-AdvocatePublishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780), Postmaster, send addresschanges to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. DEADLINES: Schools Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Monday noon Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months $21; 1 yr. $39; 2 yrs. $75 Florida 6 months $25; 1 yr. $46; 2 yrs. $87 Out of State 6 months $29; 1 yr. $52; 2 yrs. $100 LETTERS:The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public in terest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed andinclude a daytime phone number.SUBMISSIONS:Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should betyped, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subjectto editing. 2A The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 17 and REA Road on Tuesday left at least one person injured. The call for the crash involving a Chevy truck and SUV came in to the Hardee Co unty Sheriffs Office at 1:23 p.m. One per son was transported to Florida Hospital Wauchula. No informatio n was available from the Florida Highway Patrol by press time. REA & U.S. 17 Kellys Column By Jim About 45 million Americans have a tattoo, reports Mary MacVean of the Los Angeles Times. Removal of a tattoo on averagetakes 10 to 20 treatments with a typical total cost of $2,000, said Dr.David Green, a dermatologist in Bethesda, Md. My father had a small tattoo of a cupid on his chest, as I recall, but so far I have remained tattooless. Recently joining the Tattoo Nation are Wauchulas Sammie Long (butterfly on the ankle) and her boyfriend Larry (Muff) McIverof Winter Haven (Gator head on his thigh). He is a former Gatorrunningback. The U.S. Census Bureau has reported the top export from each state. Some of the data is surprising. Here is the report: Alabama, automobile parts; Alaska, zinc (fish was the third biggest export); Arizona, airplane parts; Arkansas, airplane parts;California, airplane parts (almonds were listed as No. 5); Colorado,beef; Connecticut, airplane parts; Delaware, medicines; District ofColumbia, radar apparatus; Florida, gold; Georgia, airplane parts (chicken was No. 5); Hawaii, airplane parts; Idaho, memory chips (potatoes came in No.19); Illinois, petroleum; Indiana, medicines; Iowa, tractors; Kansas, airplane parts; Kentucky, airplane parts; Louisiana, petroleum;Maine, lobsters; Maryland, transportation equipment; Massachusetts, gold; Michigan, transportation equipment; Min nesota, medical equipment; Mississippi, petroleum; Missouri, trans portation equipment; Montana, coal; Nebraska, combine harvesters; Nevada, gold; New Hampshire, crude oil; New Jersey, petroleum;New Mexico, electronic processors; New York, diamonds; North Carolina, airplane parts; North Dakota, crude oil; Ohio, airplane parts; Oklahoma, airplane parts;Oregon, electronic processors; Pennsylvania, coal; Rhode Island,precious metal scraps; South Carolina, automobile equipment; SouthDakota, soybean meal; Tennessee, medical equipment; Texas, petroleum; Utah, gold; Vermont, electronic processors; Virginia, memory chips; Washington, airplane parts (apples are No.7); West Virginia, coal; Wisconsin, derrick equipment; andWyoming, disodium carbonate. Here is my own perception of some of the states and their No. 1 export: Alabama, college football and rednecks; Alaska, salmon and Sarah Palin; Arizona, Barry Goldwater memorabilia; Arkansas, BillClinton stories; California, Sunkist citrus and gold rush stories; Con necticut, womens and mens college basketball stories; District ofColumbia, hot air and bull; Georgia, peanuts, pecans, cotton andJimmy Carter stories; Florida, orange juice, sugar and tourist attrac tion memorabilia; Hawaii, pineapples and Barack Obama; Idaho, potatoes; Illi nois, Abraham Lincoln memorabilia; Indiana, Bobby Knight stories;Iowa, corn and the Field of Dreams movie; Kansas, wheat, collegebasketball and Dorothy form the Wizard of Ox movie; Kentucky, blue grass, horse racing stories, coal, college basketball, AdolphRupp memories and John Calipari one-year basketball players; Louisiana, Cajun food, political stories, LSU football, Pete Marovich stories, and oil; Maine, lobsters and John Kerry; Mary land, crabs; Massachusetts, Mitt Romney stories and MIT grads;Michigan, automobiles, trucks and Wolverine stories; Minnesota,cold weather; Mississippi, river trade and Johnny Terrells collegemasters degree; Missouri, mules; Nebraska, corn, wheat, and TomOsborne football stories; New York, Donald Trump and Yankeebaseball; North Carolina, Smokey Mountains tourist souveniers and col lege basketball; New Jersey, Chris Christie stories; North Dakota,wild ducks; Ohio, buckeyes and Woody Hayes and Urban Meyerfootball stories; Oklahoma, oil, the musical movie, Oklahoma andBud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer college football stories; Oregon, Nike, ducks and flying footballs; Pennsylvania, oil, coal and Joe Paterno stores; South Carolina, palm trees and SteveSpurrier football stories; Tennessee, Davy Crockett memories;Texas, oil, beef and football stories; Utah, Mormons and BrighamYoung stories; Vermont, maple syrup; Virginia, Civil War stories;Washington, apples and Boeing airliners; West Virginia, coal andBobby Bowden stories; Wisconsin, cheese and milk; and Wyoming,wild horses. What is disodium carbonate, Wyomings No. 1 export? There are large natural deposits of trisodium hydrogendicarbonate dihy drate near Green River, Wy. I believe this can be processed into dis odium carbonate or pure sodium carbonate. The later is used for awater softener. Another major use is to manufacture glass. Sodiumcarbonate is a common additive in municipal city swimming poolsto raise the pH and neutralize the corrosive effects on chlorine. Intaxidermy it is added to boiling water to remove flesh from bonesor the skulls of trophies. There are other application, including thebrick industry, the cotton industry and the toothpaste industry. The casino business in Atlantic City, N.J., may not be booming, writes Wayne Perry of the Associated Press in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Atlantic Club closed in January, the Showboat isclosing in August, Revel is in bankruptcy court and looking for abuyer, and Trump Plaza Casino announced it may close in Septem ber but a final decision has not been made. The Trump Plaza opened in 1984, and Donald Trump has re duced his stake in the casino to 10 percent. He said government has made big mistakes and there has been little reinvestment in the city. The city of Detroit, which has seen its population cut in half as the auto industry in the city declined, is in bankruptcy since 2013. Flint, Mich., the birthplace of General Motors, once had 200,000 residents and now has half of that and has seen GM jobsdecline from 80,000 in the early 1970s to 8,000 today, is ponderingbankruptcy. The city wants to cut retiree health benefits. Jefferson County, Ala., which filed for bankruptcy in 2011, has reorganized its $4 billion debt. The California cities of Stockton,San Bernardina and Mammoth Lakes filed bankruptcy in 2012. The state kicked in $195 million and philanthropists donated $366 million to help out Detroit, reported Jeff Karoub of the Asso ciated Press in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bloated salaries, fat pensions and lifetime health care benefits cause some cities to seek bankruptcy. Cities that raise taxes and util ity services too high cause some residents to move, making the prob lem worse. These horror story lessons elsewhere should not be lost on Florida cities and counties, including our own. That is why citizensshould elect good officials and keep up with whats going on insteadof hibernating in front of their TV, computer, or I-phone. Pioneer Park Days has been declining some in recent years, and the County Commission may hold a workshop soon to discuss theannual event held the first weekend of March. Economic develop ment director Bill Lambert has offered to help the event grow. Oneproblem is the event is held so close to the annual county fair, thestate fair and the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The big fly wheeler event east of Fort Meade has also impacted Pioneer ParkDays. Political Candidates!Your advertising deadline is each This will permit us to give your ad the greatest amount of attention. Please do not ask us to make an exception. We desire only to serve all candidates equally &well.The Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown Coverage Monday at 2 p.m. Top 10 Pop Singles This Week Last Week 1. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX No. 1 "Fancy" 2. MAGIC! No. 2 "Rude"3. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea No. 3 "Problem" 4. Nico & Vinz No. 4 "Am I Wrong?" 5. Sam Smith No. 5 "Stay With Me" 6. Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg No. 6 "Wiggle" 7. Calvin Harris No. 8 "Sum mer" 8. John Legend No. 7 "All of Me" 9. Maroon 5 No. 13 "Maps"10. DJ Snake & Lil John No. 9 "Turn Down for What" Top 10 Albums 1. Trey Songz new entry"Trigga" 2. Ed Sheeran No. 1 "X" 3. Sam Smith No. 2 "In theLonely Hour" 4. Seether new entry "Isolate and Medicate" 5. Soundtrack No. 5 "Frozen"6. MAGIC! New entry "Don't Kill the Magic" 7. Miranda Lambert No. 8 "Platinum" 8. Lana Del Ray No. 4 "Ul traviolence" 9. Robin Thicke new entry "Paula" 10. Colt Ford new entry "Thanks for Listening" Top 10 Hot Country Singles 1. Jake Owen No. 2 "Beachin'" 2. Kenny Chesney No. 6 "American Kids" 3. Dierks Bentley No. 5 "Drunk on a Plane" 4. Luke Bryan No. 3 "Play It Again" 5. Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan No. 4 "This Is HowWe Roll" 6. Miranda Lambert/Carrie Underwood No. 1 "SomethingBad" 7. Lady Antebellum No. 8 "Bartender" 8. Joe Nichols No. 10 "Yeah"9. Lee Brice No. 9 "I Don't Dance" 10. Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Sebastian No. 7 "My Eyes"Source: Billboard (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. TOPOf TheCharts as of July 21, 2014 weighing 102.5 pounds. Dey alleged 32 budding mari juana plants were found insidethe shed, 23 were in a room onthe north end of the mobilehome, and 32 more were in aroom on the south side of themobile home. Each room had Mylar reflec tive siding on the walls, multipleballast boxes supplying electric ity, high-intensity sodium-vaporlights, air conditioning, andwater spigots piped into thefloor, the major described. The marijuana was growing in 15-gallon pots, he charged. Dey said the marijuana was confiscated and the grow roomswere dismantled. A copy of thesearch warrant was left on a cof fee table in the living room ofthe mobile home. But Armas was never seen again. The warrant for his arrest, however, followed him wher ever he went and finally caughtup to him. He was booked into the Hardee County Jail on those2009 charges at 12:20 a.m. onThursday, July 10.FUGITIVEContinued From 1A project is in limbo. The plan was to raise the road four-to-fivefeet to remove the dip which hadflooded whenever there was ahard rain. There would bedrainage ditches installed on thenorth side of the roadway andthe elevation changed from PearStreet east to Cracker Trail,building a gravity wall to sup port the new roadway while in stalling new curbs, gutters andguardrails and repaving the road. Initial plans were for the reconstruction to be completed bylate 2013. That was laterchanged to the spring of 2014. Work halted in the late Spring and by mid-April it was reportedthat the construction company,Empower Inc., had closed down,and essentially defaulted on theproject. The surety company forthe half-million dollar projecthas since defaulted, saidStublen. DOT is in the midst of the no tification process on the suretycompanys default and ex-pectsto have to complete the projectwith its own staff. We will wait for the official notification process to be com pleted, but want to get this done.It is a constant maintenance ex pense and we will be movingforward to get this done, saidStublen. He was unable to estimate a completion date for the projectand expressed appreciation forthe patience of motorists af fected by the recent detours andthe project side lanes for the past18 months or more.SR 64:Continued From 1A reimbursing his victims if thejudge did not send Manley toprison. Prosecutor Winstead coun tered with testimony from JamesStallings, representing the vic tim Underwood Estate, thatrestitution did not outweighthe victims desire to see Manleypunished. Victims Evelyn Bailey and Esther Albritton testified theyhave seen no remorse fromManley, the man they entrustedwith their large trust funds. The sentencing hearing was suspended that day, to resumeagain this Monday. Manley faces up to 49 years in state prison. MANLEYContinued From 1A million in premiums next year.Property insurance is also ex pected to increase by about 10percent next year. Restricted reserves, funds held for designated purposessuch as the landfill and utilityfunds, are $2.1 million. Contingency fund levels will be at $2.1 million and fund bal ances will be $4.4 million.Those funds are held as reservesand to help with cash flows andunexpected expenses throughoutthe year. The budget will have a 5 per cent contingency level and an 11percent fund balance; both areon the low end of the recom mended levels but should be suf ficient to keep the county on asound financial track for thecoming year, said commission ers.More thorough and detailedbudget breakdowns of the vari ous county departments will ap pear in The Herald-Advocateduring the coming weeks.TAX BOOSTContinued From 1A where it was halfway submergedunder water, said FHP. Mast was found in the drivers seat, wearing his seat belt, the investigators said. Theirreport states alcohol played afactor in the crash. Passenger Amy McQuaig, 41, of Wauchula, sustained minor injuries and was transported toFlorida Hospital Wauchula,where she was treated and re leased. She was also wearing aseatbelt. No charges were filed.Mast was the ninth person to die on Hardee County roadssince the start of this year.MAN DIESContinued From 1A
July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3A By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate The Wauchula City Com-mis sion wholly endorses the CrimeStoppers program. That said, the commission tabled a request to allow theHardee County Sheriffs Officeto park a tractor-trailer plasteredwith Crime Stoppers informa tion on any city property. It willtake the issue up at a later work shop, hopefully with HardeeCounty Sheriff Arnold Lanier inattendance. The Crime Stoppers program, which began in New Mexico in1976, offers tax-free rewards upto $3,000 to people who call thetip line to report crimes theyhave witnessed or becomeaware of. All callers are anonymous and are not asked to furnish a name,phone number or location, ex plained A.G. Chip Brown Jr.,the Winter Haven-based directorof the Heartland Crime Stop pers. When people call the toll-free tip line, 1-800-226-8477 (TIPS),they are given an identificationnumber, with which they cancheck to see progress of the caseand if they will get a cash re ward. If the tip information results in an arrest, the recovery of stolenproperty or seizure of illegalnarcotics/drugs, a cash rewardmay be approved by the Heart land Crime Stoppers Board ofDirectors. Hardee County Com missioner Sue Birge is the chair man of that board, whichincludes members from all threeHeartland counties of Polk,Highlands and Hardee counties. If a cash reward is approved, based on the value of the tip, the original caller is given a ticketnumber at a local bank and has90 days to claim it, by simplygoing to the ATM and inputtingthe ticket number. No questionsare asked as the money is pro vided. There are several other ways people can anonymously reporta crime. They can go to the web site heartlandcrimestoppers.com; text TIP 196, plus theinformation to CRIMES(274637); or by downloadingTipSubmit app to a smart phone. The tip-line and other contacts are available 24 hours a day, 365days a week. Crime Stoppers started be cause a New Mexico detectivedid a re-enactment of a murderon a local TV station, asking fortips. Within 72 hours, two peo ple were arrested for that mur der, but the tips kept coming inon other crimes. In the last couple of years, calls to Heartland Crime Stop-pers have resulted in severalhundred valuable tips, recoveryof thousands of dollars of stolenproperty, recovery of hugeamounts of illegal drugs and nu merous arrests, leading to cashrewards for many tipsters. Brown said the tip line helps local police departments andcounty sheriffs offices to clearcases and get convictions whichremove criminals from thestreets and make local neighbor hoods safe. Tips are paid from a Crime Stoppers fund operated byFlorida State Attorney PamBondi. The money for it is col lected when criminals are sen tenced, with an extra $20 fee,with $3 going to the localClerks Office for handling the fees. Some donations are alsoused to find Crime Stoppers. It doesnt have to be a profiled or big money case in order toreport a crime. One recent tip inHardee County solved a stringof burglaries. Another clearedthe theft of citrus trees. Otherssolved a homicide, an armedrobbery, illegal shooting on pri vate property, shoplifting andmany other crimes. Wauchula commissioners struggled with Browns requestto park a billboard-emblazonedsemi in residential neighbor hoods and were assured it wouldonly be parked in commercialareas. However, they felt eventhough it was a noble cause, itcould create a lot of problems.They wondered if approving anexception would open a Pan doras box of requests fromchurches, organizations andother non-profit groups to dosomething similar. Brown asked for a waiver to allow the truck to be parked forup to 30 days. It would bemoved regularly by order ofSheriff Lanier to keep the infor mation available in various partsof the county. City attorney TomCloud said the city ordinancehad no provision for a waiverand the ordinance would have tobe rewritten to allow a waiverprovision. That would require atleast two public hearings. Brown said the mobile media wrap for the trailer would lastfour to five years. He said he un derstood the citys reluctance toamend its street-parking ordi nance and said he would workwith the Hardee County Sher iffs Office on locating it outsidecity limits. Use Tip Line To Stop Crime By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A child molester who avoided prison eight years ago will nowbe spending 10 years behindbars. Jose Luis Sosa, now 28, of 340 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,Wauchula, had been chargedwith two counts of sexual bat tery of a child under 12 a cap ital crime and one count offalse imprisonment in July of2005. A year later, as his case was about to go to trial, Sosa enteredinto a plea agreement with theprosecution which dropped thecapital felony counts in ex-change for his guilty plea to thethird offense. In explaining the plea agree ment in July of 2006, Gene Mal pas, who was prosecuting thecase, told then-Circuit JudgeRobert Doyel, I have a 12-year-old girl who is, I would submit,on the brink of a very difficultpsychological time. I wouldntwant to abuse her further. The child, who was 11 at the time of the assaults, would havehad to testify in court and becross-examined by the defense. Doyel accepted that plea agreement and sentenced Sosato 15 years on probation forfalse imprisonment, cautioninghim that he would be subject toup to 30 years in prison if heever violated that probation. And violate he did.The local Probation & Parole Office filed an affidavit of vio lation with the court on Oct. 14of last year. A warrant for his ar rest was issued on Oct. 28, 2013. He was taken into custody that same day, and has been heldin the Hardee County Jail await ing the outcome of the violationof probation charge. Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle found Sosa in violation of hisprobation and sentenced him to18 years and six months inFlorida State Prison. He allowedSosa credit for the eight yearsand 218 days he served on su pervised probation. Sosa will spend about 10 years behind bars. Further, Ezelle assessed $1,025 in fines, court costs andfees. Within 24 hours of his sen tencing, Sosa was transferredfrom the Hardee County Jail tothe custody of the state Depart-ment of Corrections to beginserving his prison term. According to the original ar rest report, the 11-year-old girlwent to Sosas home on theevening of July 5, 2005, to bor row his hair clippers. He told her to come inside while he looked for them, thenpulled her into his house andlocked the front door behindthem. He would not allow her toleave. The child told authorities Sosa began kissing her and told her totake off her clothes. When sherefused, he stripped off herclothing and then removed hisown. The child said Sosa fondled her and committed two sexualacts. Afterward, the 11-year-old was able to get out of the house. The girl said when she got home, she vomited in theshower and again out the backdoor. She told her mother whathad happened, and the SheriffsOffice was called. The child was treated at Florida Hospital Wauchula. Sosawas arrested and jailed. Child Molester Trades Probation For Prison Sosa By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A Wauchula couple arrested last summer for having a mari juana grow operation in thehouse they shared with a 13-year-old child have made theirfinal appearances in Hardee Cir cuit Court. Todd Gerald Bender, 53, of 2031 Gilliard Farm Road, hasbeen sentenced to 30 months inFlorida State Prison. CircuitJudge Marcus J. Ezelle then or dered him to serve an additionalfour years on supervised proba tion following his prison term. Further, Ezelle assessed $2,013 in fines, court costs andfees. In all, Bender was adjudged guilty of four charges: posses sion of a structure for manufac turing and trafficking marijuana,possession of marijuana with in tent to sell, sale of marijuana andpossession of drug parapherna lia. His wife, Bobbi Jo Bender, 43, faced a charge of neglect of a child. The State Attorneys Office announced in court, however,that it would not pursue theprosecution of that charge. According to sheriffs Maj. Randy Dey, the Hardee CountyDrug Task Force obtained asearch warrant for the residencelast August following a con trolled buy using a confidentialinformant. That informant al legedly purchased marijuanafrom Todd Bender, and also ob served marijuana growing in thehome. Detectives arriving to search the house found Bobbi Jo andTodd Bender inside, along witha 13-year-old boy who was in abedroom. Dey said Todd Bender asked to speak with one of the detec tives, saying he wanted to keephis family out of this. He thentold the detective everything thatwould be found in the house washis, and admitted that he bothgrew and smoked marijuana. Further, he led detectives to his stash, two five-gallonbuckets and a larger plastic con tainer stored in a deep freezer inthe laundry room of the home,Dey said. Todd Bender also told searchers about a small amountof marijuana on the table in theliving room. Detectives, indeed, found all Bender had mentioned. Dey said they also discovered a desk holding marijuana and ahandgun. Inside that desk weremarijuana seeds labeled as to va riety, such as High Times, themajor added. In the master bedroom of the home, detectives found severalcontainers of marijuana alongwith the remnants of a growingoperation, a six-drawer dresserused for drying the plants, andlighting and other evidence inthe bathroom. Dey said Todd Bender explained the grow operation wasjust recently dismantled, as hisharvest was complete. Bobbi Jo Bender, who admit ted to knowledge of her hus bands activity, also wasarrested. In all, Drug Task Force mem bers found the Bender housewas home to at least 4.7 poundsof marijuana, nine rifles andshotguns, three handguns andabout 2,000 rounds of ammuni tion, Dey concluded. Marijuana Grower Gets Prison Bender Commissioners decided to take no action on the lower offerwhile they research the issuefurther. Currently the county leases the property to American TowerCo. for $24,000 per year and thecompany leases the county 20-feet of tower space for the sameamount. The lease has 33 years re maining and the county couldpotentially make up to $10,000per year in royalties if the com pany fills the tower with leasedspace. County Manager Lex Al-brit ton said at the previous meetingthe county has not collected anyrevenue off the tower in the pastseven years due to the companynot leasing antenna space on thetower. Albritton went on to saythe Road & Bridge Department and the Wauchula Police De partment are the only antennascurrently on the tower. American Tower Co. previ ously stated it would continue toallow the county to use its cur rent designated space at nocharge as part of the deal. The tower is located at Hardee Park next to the HardeeCounty Agri-Civic Center onAltman Road. Mike Thompson made a mo tion to split the two offers andauthorize staff to agree to anyprice of $264,000 or higher, buthe later withdrew it after somecommissioners wanted to waitand research the issue further. The original motion on the $288,000 passed with a 4-1 vote,with Grady Johnson opposingthat motion. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Two weeks after the County Commission voted to convert alease into a permanent easementfor a tower on county property,the company is now asking topay a lesser amount than it al ready offered. American Tower Co. previ ously said it would pay$288,000 to convert the remain der of a 40-year lease, which has33 years left, into a permanenteasement to the property whichthe tower sits on. Now the company is offering $240,000 Representatives from the company informed county staffthere was a range it would payfor the tower lease, and the$288,000 figure was on the highend of that range. Plans To Sell Tower Lease Teeter POACHED APRICOTS Poaching is a great way to en hance the flavor of apricots thataren't as tasty as they could be.If you have some fresh blueber ries or raspberries on hand, scat ter them over the top.1 large lemon1 cup water8 large apricots, each cut inhalf and pitted (pits reserved)2/3 cup sugar1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. From lemon, grate 3/4 tea spoon peel and squeeze 3 table spoons juice. 2. In nonreactive 2-quart saucepan, combine water, apri cot pits, sugar and lemon juiceand peel; heat to boiling overhigh heat. Reduce heat; coverand simmer 10 minutes. 3. Strain syrup through fine sieve into small bowl. Returnsyrup to same clean saucepanalong with apricots and heat toboiling; reduce heat and simmerjust until apricots begin tosoften, about 2 minutes (theywill continue to cook in hotsyrup). Stir in vanilla. To serve,spoon warm apricots with somesyrup into dessert dishes. Makes4 servings. F,.3>0=A492-:@? calories, 1g protein, 43g carbo hydrate, 0g total fat (0g satu rated), 0mg cholesterol, 1mgsodium.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two Re-Elect Sue Birge Hardee County Commissioner District Two. Change\chanj\vb: A: to make different in some particular B: tomake radically different C: to give a different position, course or direction to. Good change is happening in Hardee County. It is not easy.It is not simple. Lets keep agood thing going! 7:24c Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Andrew B. Smith for School Board District 1 SCHOOL BOARDDISTRICT 1 for7:24p JAN PLATT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4 EXPERIENCED & DEDICATED RE-ELECT Pol. Adv. paid for and approved by Janice M (Jan) Platt for Hardee County School Board, District 4 7:24p INFORMATION Roundup School Sales Tax Waiver Coming Parents are reminded of the upcoming annual schoolsales tax holiday Aug. 1-3. During that time, school purchases without sales taxinclude clothing-limit $100each; school supplies-limit$15 each; and computers-limit $750 each.
4A The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 Obituaries Memorial Service CLIFTON L. CLIFF JONES JR. Clifton L. Cliff Jones Jr., 77, of Bowling Green, died Sun day, June 8, 2014, at his home. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 26, from 2 to3 p.m. at Mount Pisgah BaptistChurch located at 6210 Mt. Pis gah Rd., Ft. Meade, 33841, withPastors Joey Taylor and DarinCanary officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made toCornerstone Hospice, 209 N.Ridgewood Dr., Suite 3, SebringFl 33870. JULIE BIRDSONG HOOPER Julie Birdsong Hooper, 67, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, inBartow. Born Jan. 27, 1947, in Plant City, she was a lifelong residentof Fort Meade. She was a home maker and member of the FirstChurch of God, Fort Meade. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arno and MyrtleBirdsong. Survivors include her son, Daniel Hooper of Fort Meade;one brother, Mike Birdsong andwife Judy of Fort Meade; andone sister, Melanie Justice andhusband Charles of North Au gusta, S.C. Visitation was Friday, July 18, 2014, between 10 and 11a.m., at First Church of God,Fort Meade. Funeral Servicesimmediately followed in thechurch sanctuary, with the Rev.Travis Risner officiating. Inter-ment was in Evergreen Cem-etery, Fort Meade. Arrangements by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade The Herald-Advocate Hardee Countys Hometown Coverage Telephone (863) 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com EDNA NOEL ALBRITTON Edna Noel Albritton, 85, of Bowling Green, passed awaySaturday, July 19, 2014, atSomers Hospice House. Born on Aug. 17, 1928, in Wadley, Ala., she came toHardee County 76 years ago.Edna was a homemaker and amember of Spirit Wind Tab-ernacle. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jesse Al-brit ton and Troy Staton; son, JesseRay Buddy Albritton; anddaughter, Georgie Ann Albrit ton. Survivors include one daughter, Thelma Hendrix andhusband Carl of Wau-chula;one daughter-in-law, JuneAlbritton of Wauchula; onesister, Elizabeth Williams ofLakeland; three sisters-in-law,Ella Mae Williams, HelenAlbritton and Mary LeeAlbritton, all of BowlingGreen; one brother-in-law,George Albritton of Miami;eight grandchildren, TamiHalstead (Scott), Jesse, Mattand Jama Little, JaimeGreene, Rocky Gonzales(Chelsea), Jarrod Albrittonand Joni Creed; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sevenstep-children, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Robarts Gar den Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m.Funeral Services wereWednesday, July 23, at PaynesCreek Primitive BaptistChurch at 1 p.m. with Mr.George Albritton officiating.Interment was in PaynesCreek Cemetery.Expressions of comfort maybe made at robartsfh.com. Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULAWAUCHULA In Loving Memory In Memory THOMAS LEON COULTER SR. Thomas Leon Coulter, Sr., 72, passed away Wednesday,July 16, 2014,from complica tions of kidneyfailure. He was born March 15, 1942, in Bartow.Thomas was Baptist andserved in the U.S. Navy. Hewas a lab supervisor for 35years with Cargill/Mosaic. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Vernonand Elizabeth Coulter and sis ter, Donna Coulter. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Coulter of Lakeland;three sons, Thomas Coulter Jr.of Winter Haven, John Coul ter (Tina) and Charles Coul ter, both of Lakeland; threedaughters, Kathy Ann Lash ley (Christopher), Jes-sicaLehman (Chad) and Saman tha J. Coulter (Jason Kosher),all of Lakeland; five sisters,Delores Tucker of Marietta,Ga., Debbie Avinon andDiane Smedley, both of Win ter Haven, Linda Redden ofHighland City and BeckyOmar of Augusta, Ga.; 14grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and his dogs,Sweet Thing Coulter, Sugar,Rebel and Blue Bell. Memorial Services were Monday, July 21, 2014, at 2p.m. at Whidden-McLean Fu neral Home, 650 E. Main St.,Bartow. In lieu of flowers, memo rial contributions can be madeto SPCA Florida 5850 Bran nen Rd. S. Lakeland, FL33813. Condolences can be made to the family at Whidden-McLeanfuneralhome.com Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Bartow Affordable Funerals, Cremation & Head Stones Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes & Cremation Services r0)2=>6EE@,EL02F49F=2=@C:52 (863) 773-6400 www.PongerKaysGrady.com We offer a wide variety of Cemetery Monuments, Headstones, and Grave Markers. We also offer Headstone Cleaning and Leveling. Locally Owned and Operated by Licensed Funeral Directors 7:10-31c 44A;76"760.:*:6.;!?6.:C-?*:-$"760.:!?6.: 47A-!$2,.:7,*<276*6*0.:C.457; .?;75.C1:2;<2244 Officer Manager Ginger L. Rice =6.:*4;;7,2*<.;.7:0.(24;76C7++A:7?6C4*:3".*:;76C1*:4.;&24 45*6 $7+.:<.26.C*,9=.4A6.*>.44 7:24c Death Notice CARLOS GOMEZ Carlos Gomez, 72, of Fort Meade, died Friday, July 18,2014, at his residence. Visitation was Monday, July 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLeanFuneral Home. Services wereTuesday, July 22, at 11 a.m. atthe funeral home. Arrangements by McLean Funeral Home, Fort Meade. _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 252012CA000426 CITIBANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSORTRUSTEE TO US BANK NA-TIONAL ASSOCIATION, ASTRUSTEE FOR MASTR AD-JUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGESTRUST 2007-HF1, MORTGAGEPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-HF1, Plaintiff, vs.SANDRA L. HERNANDEZ A/K/ASANDRA HERNANDEZ; UN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA L.HERNANDEZ A/K/A SANDRAHERNANDEZ N/K/A SANDRAHERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN TEN-ANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OFTHE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to Final Judgment of Fore closure dated the 7 day of July,2014 and entered in Case No.252012CA000426, of the CircuitCourt of the 10TH Judicial Circuitin and for Hardee County, Floridawherein CITIBANK, N.A. AS SUC CESSOR TRUSTEE TO US BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ASTRUSTEE FOR MASTR AD JUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGESTRUST 2007-HF1, MORTGAGEPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-HF1 is the Plaintiffand SANDRA L. HERNANDEZA/K/A SANDRA HERNANDEZ UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA L.HERNANDEZ A/K/A SANDRAHERNANDEZ N/K/A SANDRAHERNANDEZ; and UNKNOWNTENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OFTHE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de fendants. The Clerk of this Courtshall sell ot the highest and bestbidder for cash at the, SECONDFLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDEROOM 202 OF THE HARDEECOUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W.MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL33873, 11:00 AM on the 6 day ofAugust, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth insaid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 109, PEACE RIVERHEIGHTS, UNIT #3, A SUB DIVISION ACCORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF ASRECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 48, PUBLICRECORDS OF HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHERTHAN THE PROPERTY OWNERAS OF THE DATE OF THE LISPENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIMWITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THESALE.If you are a person with a disabil ity who needs assistance in orderto participate in a program or serv ice of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office ofthe Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (FloridaRelay Service), as much in ad vance of your court appearance orvisit to the courthouse as possi ble. Please be prepared to explainyour functional limitations andsuggest an auxiliary aid or servicethat you believe will enable you toeffectively participate in the courtprogram or service. Dated this 8 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk 7:24,31c _______________________________ L"EH2D=2??6CJ(@??@C noted American writer of novelsand short stories, who made thefollowing observation: "Every H96C6"8@">2D<65:7"E9:?
July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5A Pages From The Past From The Herald-AdvocateOf Thursday, July 23, 1970 Front-Page Headlines: County Budget Rises By 5% School Taxes Take Big Jump; Up $411,311.56 Small Crowd Appears To Clear Lakes Maurice Ballard Files Suit To Enter County Race PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO Usually when someone is recognized at a school board meeting, it i s the board mem bers who are handing out praises. At the latest meeting, however, it was the board that was being recognized. In appreciation of their ongoing support of the Hardee Senior High Blue Star Brigade, band director Michael Hill sent a plaque for the memb ers. The board was given a second plaque by the Heartland Youth Connections staff. Superin tendent David Durastanti said this program primarily works wit h GED students. The plaque was for the boards continuing support and generosity. The head of the Hardee office, Julie Craft, wanted board members to know they were makin g a difference for kids. Pictured with the plaques are (from left) Paul Samuels, Mildred Smi th, Chairman Thomas Trevino, Jan Platt and Durastanti. Vice Chairwoman Teresa Crawford was ab sent. SCHOOL BOARD HONORS FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUETnHardee County Agri-Civic Centern'3'!#+1#//'3#62!&2) All net proceeds benefit youth education, range development, conservation efforts plus many other qualified educational programs. Please see the Treasurers Table of N RA Field Representative for the deductible amount of ticket cost. GENERAL RELEASE, CONSENT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED.Persons purchasing tickets to, or attending this event hereby consent to be photographed and for the public ation of said photographs in any magazine, brochure, ad or for any other purpose as determined by The NRA Foundation, Inc. HARDEE COUNTY FRIENDS OF NRArKimber Stainless Pro Carry II .45 ACP1 for $10 or 3 for $25Drawing to be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at our Banquet at Hardee County Agri-Civic Ce nterBuy your tickets at Cracker Trail Guns & Ammo n#!<=!4:9.?&41,4!57/3-8?rnNeed not be present to win. Only 300 Tickets Available 7:24c M EET I NG T H E C H A LL E NG ES F AC I NG T H E I SS U ES Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republ ican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two P P l l e e a a s s e e R R e e E E l l e e c c t t : : S S u u e e B B i i r r g g e e E)'#''%&$''$#!E'(&$#"!,('E%&'(#*!)'E*,$"")#(,#*$!*"#(E(*')%%$&(&$$)&*(' A A b b o o u u t t m m e e : : '@1=1195=31n&-5>1059->?=5/?4=5>?5-919A5=:9819?B5 ?4-2-857D:29591 ;-=19?> 1>>1-90"570=10=119B->?-@34?1-=7D59752 1?4158;:=?-9/1:23::0B:=61?45/n=:B593@;59-7-=312-857D8-61>D:@->@ =A5A:=n+1 learned responsibilities early!T T h h r r e e e e t t h h i i n n g g s s w w e e r r e e v v e e r r y y i i m m p p o o r r t t a a n n t t : : E+:=6E'/4::7E4@=/4 2D:@B-9?10?:;=:>;1=-900:B177D:@0509?85>>-9D: 2?41877?4=11:2 these influences taught me to be a b b u u i i l l d d e e r r nB->1C;1/?10?: f f o o s s t t e e r r g g o o o o d d w w i i l l l l and advancement in our government, b b e e l l i i e e v v e e in our leaders and our workers and challenge each other to do m ore each day. My daughter, Joya and my son Bryan have given me four wonderful grandchildren. "D>5>?1=>-7725A1:2@>69:B9->?41=119'5>?1=>75A1-9 04-A1B:=610=534?41=159-=011:@9?Dn $@=4=5>?5-941=5?-31-90?45>/:@9?D=18-59>-A1=D58;:=?-9? ;-=?:2:@=75A1>n A A s s n n a a p p s s h h o o t t o o f f m m y y c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y i i n n v v o o l l v v e e m m e e n n t t : : E7:=50-F>5=>?>>18.7DE&:?-=5-9%->?%=1>5019?>>5>?-9?5>?=5/?:A1=9:=E1-=?7-90=581'?:;;1=>4-5=E&1;@.75/-9*5/14-5=E!D05->:@>1C1/@?5A1:-=0E:9:=7534?::=059-?:=2:=A1?1=-9>E1-=?7-904:=-71 C C o o r r e e T T e e n n e e t t s s : E4-8;5:9:2.@>591>>:;;:=?@95?51>B5?4->5C?4>19>1 2:=>:7A593;=:.718>59/:8;71C.@>591>>>5?@-?5:9> E>?-@9/4>@;;:=?1=2:=?4:>1B4:-=10575319?7D?=D593? :8-61-05221=19/1 E;=:A1971-01=@9-2=-50?:0:B4-?>=534?-90@901?1==10.D 9-D>-D1=> E8:8B5?4-41-=?2:=:@=/4570=19-90?415=2@?@=1EB:8-9:22-5?4B4:>116>45341=/:@9>17 T T h h a a n n k k o o u u ! S S u u e e B B i i r r g g e e , H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n e e r r D D i i s s t t r r i i c c t t T T w w o o . E E a a r r l l y y v v o o t t i i n n g g b b e e g g i i n n s s A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 6 6 t t h h 7:24c
6A The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 Florida's favorable agricul tural climate positions the stateas the second-largest produceexporter in the nation, accordingto a new report from FloridaTaxWatch, the independent tax payer research institute and gov ernment watchdog. The report finds that farming and processing Florida producecontributes more than $7.5 bil lion to the state economy. "Florida's agriculture industry is vital to diversifying our state'sgrowing economy," said Do minic M. Calabro, president andCEO of Florida TaxWatch."Fresh produce, such as fruits,vegetables and juices, are a key part of the agriculture industryand enhances our global tradeimpact." Florida is home to more than 47,500 commercial farms cover ing 9.25 million acres and pro ducing fresh fruits, vegetablesand juices. In addition to the positive im pact on Florida's agricultural in dustry, the production of thesecrops benefits other Florida in dustries, such as manufacturing.For example, 8.4 percent ofFlorida's food and kindred prod ucts manufacturing output is tiedto produce. In 2012, Florida was the sev enth-largest state exporter ofagricultural products, sending the majority of exports toCanada, the Netherlands, theBahamas, the Dominican Re-public and Panama. Produce ac counts for more than $500million of the total agriculturalexports in Florida. These exports help diversify Florida's economy and con tribute to an already positivebalance of trade. Unsurprisingly, citrus is one of Florida's top crops. Floridaoranges and grapefruits exceed65 percent of the total U.S. pro duction. Florida is also the na tion's leader in production ofmany other types of produce, in cluding squash, snap beans, cu cumbers, fresh sweet corn andwatermelons. Florida Produce Exports Second Largest In U.S. WAX AND GREEN BEANS WITH LEMON AND MINT Here, summer garden favorites,wax beans and green beans, aretossed in a piquant lemon dress ing.1 1/4 teaspoons salt8 ounces wax beans, trimmed8 ounces green beans,trimmed1 lemon1 tablespoon olive oil1/8 teaspoon ground coriander1/8 teaspoon ground blackpepper3 tablespoons chopped freshmint 1. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1inch water and 1 teaspoon salt toboiling over high heat. Add waxand green beans; heat to boiling.Cover and cook until tender-crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, from lemon, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel andsqueeze 2 teaspoons juice. 3. Drain beans; transfer to serving bowl. While green beansare hot, add oil, remaining 1/4teaspoon salt, coriander andpepper, tossing to coat. Coolslightly. 4. To serve, add mint and lemon peel and juice, tossinguntil mixed. Makes 6 accompa niment servings B(*/:,9=05.)6<;r calories, 1g protein, 5g carbohy drate, 2g total fat (0g saturated),0mg cholesterol, 296mgsodium.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our website atwww.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Good Housekeeping 7:24c 7:24c 7:24c NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY The Hardee County School Board will soon consider ameasure to continue to impose a .500 mill property taxfor the capital outlay projects listed herein.This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed taxof 6.686 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the School Board.The capital outlay tax will generate approximately 7 7 2 2 2 2 , to be used for the following projects: M M N N T T N N N N C C , R R N N O O V V T T O O N N , N N R R R R Replace/ renovate air conditioning chillers, controls andequipment (Districtwide)M M O O T T O O R R V V H H C C U U R R C C H H S S S S Purchase two (2) school buses N N N N D D R R P P C C M M N N T T Q Q U U P P M M N N T T , C C O O M M P P U U T T R R S S , N N T T R R P P R R S S R R S S O O U U R R C C S S O O T T R R N N D D S S . 0 0 . 7 7 ( ( 2 2 ) ) , . S S . , G G B B X X P P N N D D T T U U R R S S N N S S U U P P P P O O R R T T O O D D G G T T C C S S S S R R O O O O M M S S P P N N S S P P U U R R S S U U N N T T T T O O S S . 0 0 . 6 6 2 2 ( ( 2 2 ) ) , . S S . Purchase equipment, computer-related equipment, elec tronic learning devices and digital classroom equipment(Districtwide) will be made at this hearing. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Hardee County School Board will soon consider abudget o make Monday, ly 28, 2014, at 5:10 P.M., in the School Board
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'11rrr47+2'/1 '7/3+>&)42,47more information. $.+147/*'/8.&/1*1/,+ 438+7;'9/43422/88/43.'88).+*:1+*'8+7/+84,:1,4,+=/)47+*83'55+7<4708.458,477+)7+'9/43'189'0+.41*+78(+ -/33/3-/31'9+:1>'3*)439/3 uing into August. $.+5:(1/)<4708.45811 discuss state and federal man agement of recreational red83'55+7'3*11'184+=5147+,:9:7+'5574').+8942'3'-/3-9./8,/8.+7>/3'3+,,47994+38:7+459/2'1'))+88,47147/*'@87+8 ident and visiting anglers. 3-1+78<.4<4:1*1/0+94 8.'7+9.+/7/*+'8'3*.+15/2 Gulf Red Snapper Workshops Begin _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000436 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEEFOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORT GAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF13,MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF13, Plaintiff, vs.THOMAS AGUILAR; STEPHANIEAGUILAR A/K/A STEPHANIE R.AGUILAR; ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER ANDAGAINST THE HEREIN NAMEDINDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHOARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEADOR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM ANINTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES OROTHER CLAIMANTS; UN-KNOWNTENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated June 4, 2014, andentered in Case No. 25-2012-CA-000436, of the Circuit Court of the10th Judicial Circuit in and forHARDEE County, Florida.DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEEFOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORT GAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF13,MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF13 is Plaintiff and THOMASAGUILAR; STEPHANIE AGUILARA/K/A STEPHANIE R. AGUILARand UNKNOWN TENANT(S) INPOSSESSION N/K/A JULIANAGUILAR; are defendants. TheClerk of Court will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash atSECOND FLOOR HALLWAY, out side room 202 at Courthouse onWednesday, bidding begins at11:00 A.M., Eastern Time, pur suant to Administrative Order 3-15.13 on the 6th day of August,2014, the following describedproperty as set forth in said FinalJudgment, to wit: EAST 80 FEET OF LOTS 1,2 AND 3, BLOCK 1, LEWISAND BALDWIN COMPANYADDITION TO CITY OFBOWLING GREEN, AC CORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, RECORDED INPLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 40,PUBLIC RECORDS OFHARDEE COUNTY,FLORIDA.a/k/a 4921 MASON DIXON AVE., BOWLING GREEN,FL 33834 Dated this 4th day of June, 2014. Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in thisproceeding, you are entitled, at nocost to you, to the provision ofcertain assistance. Please contactthe Office of the Court Administra tor, 417 West Main Street, Suite214, Wauchula, FL 33873 (863)773-4174, at least seven days be fore your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately uponreceiving this notification if thetime before the scheduled appear ance is less than seven days; ifyou are hearing or voice impaired,call 711.Any person claiming an interest inthe surplus from the sale, if any,other than the property owner asof the date of the Lis Pendensmust file a claim within sixty (60)days after the sale. 7:24,31c _______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252013-CA-000599 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-TIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -vs.-Cynthia Ann Aguilar a/k/a Cyn-thia Ann Trevino a/k/a Cynthia A.Trevino a/k/a Cynthia Trevino;Unknown Spouse of Cynthia AnnAguilar a/k/a Cynthia Ann Trevinoa/k/a Cynthia A. Trevino a/k/aCynthia Trevino; Hardee County,Florida acting through the Hurri-cane Housing Recovery Pro-gram; Unknown Parties inPossession #1, If living, and allUnknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against theabove named Defendant(s) whoare not known to be dead oralive, whether said Unknown Par-ties may claim an interest asSpouse, Heirs, Devisees,Grantees, or Other Claimants;Unknown Parties in Possession#2, If living, and all UnknownParties claiming by, through,under and against the abovenamed Defendant(s) who are notknown to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Partiesmay claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, orOther Claimants Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to order rescheduling fore closure sale or Final Judgment,entered in Civil Case No. 252013-CA-000599 of the Circuit Court ofthe 10th Judicial Circuit in and forHardee County, Florida, whereinJPMorgan Chase Bank, NationalAssociation, Plaintiff and CynthiaAnn Aguilar a/k/a Cynthia AnnTrevino a/k/a Cynthia A. Trevinoa/k/a Cynthia Trevino are defen dant(s), I, Clerk of Court, VictoriaL. Rogers, will sell to the highestand best bidder for cash HARDEECOUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W.MAIN STREET, 2nd FLOOR HALL WAY OUTSIDE OF ROOM 202,WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873 AT11:00 A.M. on August 6, 2014, thefollowing described property asset forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16, LESSTHE SOUTH 27 FEET OFLOT 16, BLOCK "A", MEL ROSE PLACE ADDITIONTO THE CITY OFWAUCHULA, HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA, ASPER PLAT RECORDED INPLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 2THROUGH 114. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROMTHE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THANTHE PROPERTY OWNER AS OFTHE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENSMUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH ADISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TOPARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEED ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NOCOST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.PLEASE CONTACT THE COURTADMINISTRATION, (863)-534-4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYSOF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO TICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING ORVOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD(863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDARELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770. VICTORIA L. ROGERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hardee County, Florida By: Connie Coker DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 7:24,31c _______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 25-2012-CA-000530 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs.Amy Lynn McGowin a/k/a Amy L.McGowin; Robert Wayne Granda;First National Bank of Wauchula;Bank of America, National Asso-ciation, Successor by Merger toCountrywide Home Loans, Inc.;Unknown Parties in Possession#1, If living, and all UnknownParties claiming by, through,under and against the abovenamed Defendant(s) who are notknown to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Partiesmay claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, orOther Claimants; Unknown Par-ties in Possession #2, If living,and all Unknown Parties claimingby, through, under and againstthe above named Defendant(s)who are not known to be dead oralive, whether said Unknown Par-ties may claim an interest asSpouse, Heirs, Devisees,Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to order rescheduling fore closure sale or Final Judgment,entered in Civil Case No. 25-2012-CA-000530 of the Circuit Court ofthe 10th Judicial Circuit in and forHardee County, Florida, whereinNationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiffand Amy Lynn McGowin a/k/aAmy L. McGowin aredefendant(s), I, Clerk of Court,Victoria L. Rogers, will sell to thehighest and best bidder for cashHARDEE COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET,2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OUTSIDEOF ROOM 202, WAUCHULA,FLORIDA, 33873 AT 11:00 A.M. onAugust 6, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth insaid Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 27, OF DAVIS ANDROBERTS DOWNINGPLACE SUBDIVISION, ASUBDIVISION IN HARDEECOUNTY, FLORIDA, ASPER PLAT BOOK 60, PAGE3.TOGETHER WITH THATCERTAIN MANUFAC TURED HOME, YEAR:1998, VIN#: GMHGA-4099819712A AND VIN#:GMHGA4099819712B,WHICH IS AFFIXEDTHERETO. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROMTHE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THANTHE PROPERTY OWNER AS OFTHE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENSMUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH ADISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TOPARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEED ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NOCOST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.PLEASE CONTACT THE COURTADMINISTRATION, (863)-534-4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYSOF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO TICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING ORVOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD(863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDARELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770.Dated this 8 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. 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B The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, July 24, 2014 PAGE ONE COURTESY PHOTOS These Hardee County athletes competed in the Special Stars District Bowli ng Competition on June 28 in Sebring. Hardee brought home seven gold, five silver and five bronze medals. Junior Miss Highlands County Gabby Sarmiento hangs abronze medal around Tomona Swartzs neck. Hardee special athlete George Noseworthy prepares toroll his ball down the lane during the district competition. The Special Stars District Bowling competition on June 28was a mixture of pageantry,sportsmanship and excitement. Bowlers from two neighbor ing counties converged on thelanes at Heartland Bowl early inthe morning to compete formedals. There were 71 athleteswith various disabilities compet ing in singles, doubles, team,ramp and even bumper bowling. Hardee County athletes took home seven gold, five silver andfive bronze medals. High-landswon 15 gold, 16 silver and 11bronze. During the awards ceremony, Miss Highlands County BrianaWashington and Junior MissHighlands Gabby Sarmientohung the medals around eachwinners neck. The doubles team of Jack Garnett and Lewis Simpson ofHardee County won the gold.Highlands Countys doubles teams of Sue Talios and MikeEldred won silver, while JaimeBrown and Travis Moss wonbronze. In singles, Hardee County gold medal winners were Car olyn McLemore, MelindaHatchcock, Kimberly Hoard,Robert Hueston and RonaldCottrill. Silver medalists were Bea Vann, Ashlee Smith, Cary Mc-Quaig, Kevin Wyche and BruceBrummett. Bronze medal winners were Sue Egnoski, Tomona Swartz,Megan Smith, George Nose-worthy and Robert Jetzer. Hardees fourth-place winners were Sandra Wheeler, LindaDecker, Sondra Jones andWilliam Bennett. Fifth-place winners were Allen Flores of Hardee andDama Massey and Joshua Cros ton, both of Highlands. ConnieSharp of Hardee won sixth. Special Bowlers Win 17 Medals Time is Slipping Away!!! Read The Great Controversy by E.G. White D D o o w w n n l l o o a a d d a a f f r r e e e e c c o o p p y y o o f f T T h h e e G G r r e e a a t t C C o o n n t t r r o o v v e e r r s s y y A A v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e i i n n b b o o t t h h a a u u d d i i o o a a n n d d v v i i s s u u a a l l o o r r w w r r i i t t e e t t o o T T h h e e G G r r e e a a t t C C o o n n t t r r o o v v e e r r s s y y P P . O O . B B o o s s 2 2 3 3 8 8 5 5 , W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 7 7 3 3 6:19-7:31c Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Andrew B. Smith for School Board District 1 SCHOOL BOARDDISTRICT 1 for7:24p YOUR BUSINESS COULD APPEAR HERE TOO!!CNancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com NEW 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE LS Auto, Air, PW/PL Stk.#E198 $17,995 NEW 2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO LS Auto, Air, PW/PL Stk.#E169 $23,995 NEW 2014 CHEVROLET SONIC LS Auto, Air, Power Lock Stk.#E249 $15,995 NEW 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 REG CAB LS 4X4 V8, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#D1661 $27,995 NEW 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 DOUBLE CAB Auto, Air, PW/PL, Stk.#E1349 $26,995 C C O O M M E E S S E E E E T T H H E E L L A A R R G G E E S S T T S S I I L L V V E E R R A A D D O O S S E E L L E E C C T T I I O O N N I I N N T T H H E E A A R R E E A A Financing Available at Greenwood Chevrolet *All rebates and incentives assigned to dealer. APR is W.A.C. for up to 60 months. All prices are plus tax, tag and $249.90 dealer fee. Our selection of trucks, prices and customer service makes it worth the drive to Bob Elliotts Greenwood Chevrolet! We are here to handle all your GM Service, Parts and B ody Shop needs. 7:24c Fort Meade, Florida 205 N. Charleston (863) 773-2530(863) 285-8131 OVER100 USEDCARSANDTRUCKSTOCHOOSEFROM V ISIT U S 24 H OURS A D AY A T www.directchevy.com 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD EXT CAB 4X4 V8, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#E1509A $31,995 2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#5196 $15,995 2003 NISSAN XTERRA V6, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Only 51,000 Miles Stk.#6351 $8,995 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT 4X4 Leather, 3rd Seat, Dual Air, PW/PL Stk.#F1056A $21,995 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Auto, Air, PW/PL Stk.#E195A $13,995 2004 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 V6, Auto,Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#E276A $11,995 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT Auto, Air, PW/PL Tilt/Cruise Stk.#D249B $18,995 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT. CAB LT V8, Auto, Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise Stk.#E1258A $27,995 Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican f or Hardee County Commissioner District Two Re-Elect Sue Birge Hardee County Commissioner District Two. Patient\pa-shent\adj: A: bearing pains or trials calmly and withoutcomplaint B: Manifesting forbear-ance under provocation or strainC: not hasty or impetuous D:steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity. Change requires patience.Patience in all things 7:24c 7:24c
2B The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 Hardee Living COURTESY PHOTO Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Layton Tender Leigh Richard became the bride of Aaron PerrierLayton in a wedding ceremonyat Real Life Church in BowlingGreen on June 24. The bride, of Fort Meade, is the daughter of Allen C. Richardof Wauchula. The groom, also ofFort Meade, is the son of Ros alyn Claire Layton of Frost proof. The couple exchanged mar riage vows at a 7:30 p.m. cere mony, with Marlin Priceofficiating. The occasion wasenhanced with the couples spe cial song, Love of My Life, bySammy Kershaw. Red tulips, lighted pine trees and a Greek key of black andgray decorated the church as thebride was given in marriage byher father. She wore a white fairytalestyle floor-length gown with athree-foot train. Her headpiecewas of Royal crystal, and shecarried a bouquet of petite redtulips and crystals. Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held atthe church. Tables were covered with black tablecloths and decoratedwith red flower petals, smallkeepsake bags and Greek keyvases with red tulips. The Jello cake was iced in white and small red roses, andwas made by the groom. Assisting in hospitalities was Cary Cordovi. After a honeymoon trip to Bradenton Beach, the couplehave made their home in FortMeade. Tender Richard Becomes The Bride Of Aaron Layton This week in history, as re searched from the archivalpages of The Florida Ad-vo cate, the Hardee County Her ald and The Herald-Ad-vocate. . 75 YEARS AGO At a meeting of citizens of Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto, andCharlotte counties held in thecourthouse in Wauchula Tues day afternoon of this week, theinitial political organization wasformed for this section. The or ganization was made permanentwith the selection of Col. W.W.Whitehurst of Wauchula aschairman and E.E. Bailey of Ar cadia as temporary chairman. Bob Campbell, member of the Wauchula FFA of the Har-deeCounty Vocational Agri-cultureDepartment, has been elected tothe degree of Amer-ican Farmerof the National Association ofthe FFA. Hardee County will receive $6,646.64 and the countysschools $1,242.02 as the resultof the recent order of CircuitJudge J.B. Johnson that railroadsof Florida must pay$1,012,251.52 in disputed taxeswithin the next thirty days. One of the worst fires in the towns history occurred at Mayolast week when six buildingswere destroyed at an estimatedloss of close to $100,000, fol lowing an explosion of un known origin in a local grocerystore. 50 YEARS AGO The Board of County Commissioners will hold a hearingon the proposed budget for the1964-65 fiscal year Wednesday,Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. Wauchula Explorer Post 410s prehistoric Mammoth find onHickey Branch has mushroomedinto a project that is drawing aidfrom all over the country and at tention from all over the coun try. Pvt. James O. Swails, son of James W. Swails of Wauchula,completed an eight-week com munications center specialistcourse July 17 at the ArmySoutheastern Signal School,Fort Gordon, Ga. 25 YEARS AGO The Wauchula Council Mon day night raised millage, sewerand water rates, trailer park rentsand added a special fire protec tion assessment to fund the pro posed $7,578,633 total 1989-90fiscal budget if the HardeeCounty Sheriffs Office takesover law enforcement for thecity for $350,000 or less. Onemill brings in $45,271. At thesame time they gave themselvesa 100 percent raise. Hardee County Commission Chairman Benny Albritton onJuly 19 issued an order for allcounty department heads to cur tail spending for the rest of thefiscal year. The Hardee County Com-mis sion on Friday, July 21, gavetentative agreement to providing$2,570,000 for the new sheriffsbudget. The current budget is$2,041,157. 10 YEARS AGO The lowest levy in over a decade is proposed in the 2004-05 budget. The Hardee CountySchool Board gave tentative ap proval Monday on a $69.8 mil lion budget for the fiscal yearwhich began July 1. Johnson Controls Inc., a global leader in facility manage ment and controls, recently pre sented the Hardee CountySchool District with an awardfor energy efficiency and a safelearning environment. Dr. Norman White, Warner Southern College professor oflegal studies, recently presenteda seminar on Floridas Govern-ment in the Sunshine Law. Way Back When Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 Greetings from Fort Green!One thing is for sure: I dont know who is sick in our commu nity, as I didnt attend churchlast Sunday because I have bron chitis! That is one problem thatseveral families seem to getquite frequently in our area. Itdoes take a toll on you, buthopefully I will be better andcan attend Wednesday night. I mentioned last week how happy my niece was because shedid not have to buy back-to-school clothes. Reading TheHerald-Advocate, I saw whereLynn Revell had retired. He willbe entering a new phase of life. Most of you have tried Edwards pies. Someone broughtone to church to a supper wewere having, and I got a piece oflemon meringue. I checked tosee who had brought it be-causeit tasted just like Mrs. JohnnieRevells lemon pie. Hers wasdelicious but this was also. Dis covered that Shuree Rawls hadbrought it and it was store-bought! I was telling Sylvia Clemmons about them when I got ahaircut recently, and she said yesif you dont look at the ingredi ents. I hadnt, but read the labelthe next time we got one fromthe freezer. Choles-terol was 35percent and fat calories weresomething like 300! Needless tosay I am not eating anymore un less it is a mighty special occa sion. Congratulations to the paper on the awards they received re cently. We have a small townbut have some smart people liv ing and working in it. Our mango tree is loaded with fruit this year. Its a shame theorange trees cant be like themango, guava and avocado.They are all loaded with fruit. The back-to-school bash will be Aug. 2. Most everyone has asuper time at this event. My late husband, Kay Silverman, always said there was noreason anyone in Florida shouldever go hungry or starve as wecould always eat garfish andguavas! If we all could catchfish as large and good as thatsnook caught in the Peace Riverrecently, snook could take theplace of the garfish. My older brothers birthday would be this week if he had notmet his Maker when only 45.He would be 79 Saturday. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of GailDeuberry. She made her finaljourney last week. She was acousin to Donald Samuels, oneof our neighbors. Mary Lois and Leonard Craw ley have a beautiful drive totheir home. The road is linedwith various color crepe myrtletrees. When young I alwaysthought this would be pretty andthe way I would have some day,but that never materialized but Ican enjoy the neighbors! I feel sure the ugly big white frogs came from some othercountry. They are a nuisanceand love my front porch. Imforever spraying them withbleach but seldom successful inkilling them. I trimmed somefoliage near the porch thinkingthis would help and removed ahand-painted welcome sign. Itseemed to help, no frogs forover a week. I put the woodenpainting back up and the nextmorning when I checked, therewas a frog under the sign. If youdont have any you can bethankful. Please pray for one another and our great nation. ENROLLING FOR2014/15SCHOOL YEAR! NEWVISIONLEARNINGCENTER2920 SCHOOLHOUSERD~ ZOLFOSPRINGS(863) 735-8586HOLLYJOHNSON-NEWMAN, DIRECTOR Infant through 5th grade after school care. Pre-Kindergarten classes for school readiness also available. Lunches and snacks provided. In Other Action The Hardee County Commissionaddressed the following itemsduring its two-hour regularmeeting last Thursday: B(7796=,+(9,8<,:;-964 Mosaic to add 263 acres into themining overlay on the HardeeCounty Comprehensive Plan Fu ture Land Use Map. The parcels are located along Airport Road, North SumnerRoad, Boyd Cowart Road andnorth of Platt Road. All parcelsare adjacent to lands owned byMosaic as part of the South FortMeade Mine. B(7796=,+;/,05:<9(5*, committees recommendation torenew the insurance plan withUnited Healthcare and also offera health savings account to em ployees. B7(::,+(9,:63<;065:,;;05. the fire assessments rates at thesame level as the previous year.Commissioners plan to conducta rate study, and will considerchanging the fees assessed to thevarious classifications next year. B7(::,+(9,:63<;065;6,:;() lish the rates for solid waste col lection and disposal for thecoming year. The rates are basedon the estimated tons per yearper household and a collectionfee of $176. B/,(9+-964*0;0A,5!(4 Bellflower about a lack of park ing spaces around the Supervisorof Elections Office. B/,(9+*0;0A,56)63,(:2 why commissioners have yet tofill the two vacant seats on theIndustrial Development Author ity Board.The County Commission willnext meet on Thursday, Aug. 7,beginning at 8:30 a.m. in theBoard Room in CourthouseAnnex I. HWY!498.>)6477,642/).41(7 +78(96(38 SUPER MATTCoin LaundryLarge Washers & DryersUp To 125 lbs. 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July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3B By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate If its not bad enough playing the opposition, then there are theafternoon/evening thundershow ers to worry about. The half dozen teams in the 2014 Womens Church SoftballLeague go at it on Tuesday andThursday evenings at 6:45 and8:15, weather permitting, whichmay be the biggest obstacle. Ithas resulted in cancellation ofsome games and some teamsgetting more games completedthan others. At the end of last weeks ac tion, Reality Ranch had man aged to get all its games in andis leading the league with a 6-0record. Others, such as FloridaFirst Assembly, San Alfonso andNew Hope Baptist, have onlygotten three games played. Behind Reality Ranch in the standings are New Hope Baptistand Wauchula First UnitedMethodist, followed by First As sembly, San Alfonso and FirstChristian. Dating back to July 8, there was only one game played asteams waited out the fielddrainage and were unable toplay the early game. In the late game, Reality Ranch won 27-10over New Hope Baptist. Amber Steedley and Caitlyn Bliss were five-score batters forReality Ranch. Shari Knight andMorgan Walters each addedthree runs. New Hope beganwith a six-run outburst in thefirst inning by Joy Gilliard,Stephanie Davidson, Kim Be navidez, Taylor Storey, LoriBarberee and Beth Radford, butwas held to just three more runs,by Gilliard, Benavidez andPenny Storey, in the rest of thegame. The ladies were able to get both games in on July 10. In theopener, First Methodist marchedpast First Christian 24-1. Liberty Lozano led First Methodist with four trips tohome plate. Kim Tyson, LeighBeumel, Jennifer Byrant andShauntee Hines added triple tal lies. Penny McGuire scored thelone run for First Christian whileseveral other batters werestranded short of home plate. In the July 10 closer, Reality Ranch held of the challenge ofFirst Assembly and won 14-7. Sami Jo Morgan, Amber Steedley and Chelsey Steedleyeach circled the bases three times for Reality Ranch. GemiSaunders was the only twin-tallybatters for First Assembly, withfive others adding a run apiece. Games on July 15 were del uged out. On July 17, New Hopewon 22-8 over First Methodistin the opener. Krystin Chapman came home four times and Gilliard, Be navidez, Regan Davenport andBarberee chipped in with threeruns apiece for New Hope. ForFirst Methodist, it was Bryantput three runs on the board andJamie Rivas added two more. In the July 17 nightcap, Real ity Ranch was again challenged,but won 13-6 over FirstMethodist, which was in its sec ond game of a double-header. Bliss and Chelsey Steedley each came around to cross homeplate three times for RealityRanch. Morgan and AmberSteedley added twin tallies.Beumel came home three timesfor First Methodist and HeatherRefoureadded twin scores. Softball Women Battle StormsThere will be Healing Deliverance and Breakthrough Anointing in the atmosphere of praise and worship. Its time to receive what you have been waiting on restoration is here.Endtime Crossroad Ministry Inc. 908 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Wauchula, Florida 33873 soc7:17,24p All Are Welcome 21 DAY GROUND SHAKING REVIVAL r th th nr Pastor Ralph & Overseer Deloris Williams Thursdays 8:30 pm CloseKaraoke & DJi i n n g gwithD D J J A A d d a a m m N N e e w w m m a a n n & & G G r r i i l l l l e e nr863-773-2007O Op p e e s s a a t t 1 1 1 1 a am m T T u ue es sd da a y y S S a a t t u u r rd da a y yC C l lo os s S S u u a a y y s s & & M Mo o a a y y s s Wednesdays 4 pm Close50¢ WingsSaturdays9 pm-12 pmLadies NightTuesdaysKIDS EAT FREE(12 & under; One Per Paying Customer) $3Drink Specials Friday8:30 pm ClosewithD D J J A A d d a a m m N N e e w w m m a a n n Beer Food Fun'n"""& "!'n '"r#% soc7:24c I would appreciate your vote on A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 6 6 t t h hElectS S h h e e r r r r i i T T h h o o r r n n t t o o n n A A l l b b r r i i t t t t o o n n forWauchula City Commission, District #6 M M a a r r r r i i e e d d t t o o H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t i i a a n n W W a a y y n n e e A A l l b b r r i i t t t t o o n n Dear Wauchula Citizens, I had the pleasure of beginning my teaching career in Hardee County in 1984 as a graduate ofSn rn n n nn ence as a Hardee Junior High School math teacher, an assistant prin cipal at North Wauchula Elementary, a principal at North Wauchula Elementary, and now as the Director of StudentA Sn "n # $ t n n n t ward my gratitude by serving in the role of W%&'(&)% *+,*.//+00+.1234 5+0,3+', 678I believe my experiences in leadership are the best indicat ors for future success and have pren n n $ $nn@ I currently manage a9:@ I have provided leadership and management to a staff of over 60 people; @ I received my Bachelors Degree from Southeastern University; @ I received my Masters Degree in Educational L2%;230(+
4B The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 Light One Candle By Tony Rossi The Christophers HARRY CONNICK JR. ON AMERICAN IDOL Ive been thinking of a few moments on American Idol this season when judge Harry Connick Jr. twice kicked into, what I call,dad mode. During the shows early auditions, Connick, who is the married father of three daughters, questioned a 15-year-old contestant whosang a song with sexually-charged lyrics. Specifically, he said hewas creeped out by someone so young singing that song. Well, that song was sung again a few weeks later by 18-yearold contestant Emily Piriz, who explained in the video package lead ing into her performance that she didnt choose it because of thelyrics, but rather because of the musics emotion and female em powerment feel. After Piriz finished, Connick was respectful and congratulated her on a good performance, but then he asked her to speak the firsttwo lines of the song because he wanted to verify that she under stood the sexual message that the lyrics convey. Connick then said,OK, is that really what you want to sing? I know you said yourenot interested in the storyline. But youre a singer. This is yourchoice now; youre 18 years old. Is that really what you want to besinging about? Im just curious. Is that what you want to do? Perhaps a little flustered by Connicks challenge, Piriz an swered, I just chose the song because I mean, yeah, its a womangetting what she wants and being powerful, and this is what I want.The audience cheered Pirizs statement, and Connick responded, OK, its your choice. I just wanted to learn a little bit more. Singer Keith Urban, who was also a judge this season and is the father of two daughters, then said he wants to make sure thatPiriz is being true to the singer they see her as, which was expressedby a more soulful and personal performance a few weeks earlier.He saw that kind of performance as her strength, not the current one.Though he expressed his opinion a little differently than Connick,the two men seemed to be on the same page. Some websites criticized Connick for shaming Piriz, but it seems to me that he was simply trying to treat her like an adult andforce her to think about the decision of who she wants to be musi cally. Though his feelings are likely the result of having two teenagedaughters and one pre-teen himself, it may go beyond that as well. Connick has built a successful and long-lasting career on singing standards and jazz, among other genres. When youresinging the songs of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, theres a levelof class to the lyrics that most modern songwriters dont achieve.And on his latest album, entitled Every Man Should Know, Con nicks singing about women is refreshingly old-fashioned. The title track, for instance, includes the chorus: Every man should know how to love her. Every man should know how to care.Every man should recognize what shes saying with her eyes, andhelp with her burdens to bear. Connick didnt try to humiliate Piriz or tell her she shouldnt sing that type of song. He just challenged her to consider who shewants to be because he knows young people can get lost in the lureof money and fame. Thats not a sign that he wants to shame her;its a testament to the fact that he cares about her.Its something any good dad would do.For a free copy of Your God-Given Purpose, write: The Christo phers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:email@example.com. Oil PricesUp AfterJet Tragedy News that a Malaysian Air liner was shot down quickly putupward pressure on the price ofoil. West Texas Intermediate closed the week at $103.13 abarrel on the NYMEX on Fri day, an increase of $2.30 fromlast week. "Oil rose on concerns that vi olence could spread in re-sponseto the crash," said Mark Jenkins,spokesman, AAA The AutoClub Group. "Gas prices are cur rently falling more than a half-cent a day, but geopoliticaltension could slow the rate ofdiscount at the pump this week." The national and Florida aver age prices for a gallon of regularunleaded are five cents cheaperthan last week and fell for the23rd consecutive day on Sun day. Prices in Georgia and Ten nessee fell four cents last week.Georgia prices are on a 27-daystreak of declines. Tennesseeprices fell for the 25th consecu tive day. 10 HOURS A MONTH! Thats all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be aGuardian Ad Litem. 773-2505 (If office unattended, please leave message.) Two Of The Most Amazing Bible Study Sites And More visit www.amazingfacts.org or www.amazingdiscoveries.org 6:19-7:31p COURTESY PHOTO A trio of Hardee volleyball players, (from left) Rayann Kulig, Tiffany Flores and Chastady Flores, took the extra step of attending Florida Gulf Coast Univers ity volleyball skills camp this summer. Rayann is a sophomore, Tiffany a senior a nd Chastady is going in eighth grade. The two older girls will be in varsity tryouts in mid-Au gust under new high school volleyball coaches Stephanie Mier and Amy Monts De Oca. The varsity season begins on Aug. 25 at Lake Placid. The junior high plays softba ll in the fall and volleyball in the spring, opposite to the high school schedule. LEARNING MORE Raji Sonni, MD, FAAPMarcela Jativa, MD, FAAP Denise Mueller-Barker, ARNP Megan Ramirez, ARNP Esta oficina estar cerrada los sbados desde el 1ro de Mayo hasta el 1ro de Noviembre. Nuestra oficina de Sebring estar abierta para su conveniencia en caso de que su hijo/a enfermonecesite ver a un doctor. Favor de llamar al 863-382-0770. Lunes Viernes 8:30 am 5:00 pm1125 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula (Complejo de Tactor Supply)7:24c Por favor llama a 863-767-1616 para hacer una cita! P AUL SSMALLENGINEREPAIR 829 BOSTICKRD)OWLINGGREENRoad Runs Beside Torrey Oak Golf Course1.3 miles off Hwy 17773-4400soc7:24c B B L L A A D D E E S S P P E E C C I I A A L L60 Dixie Chopper or 60 Gravely 3 or more sets $30 a set $35$22Set Set42 Craftman The Convicting Power of The Holy Spirit In John 16:8 it says, And when He (Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteous-ness, and of judgment. In many religious establishmentsthere is a certain spirit presiding over the congregationthat does not display the characteristics of the HolySpirit. The one thats present these days is careful tokeep peoples minds occupied with things of little impor-tance. Anything that will make people feel saved and se-cure in a lost condition is kept at the forefront. In 1st John 3:4, sin is defined as lawlessness and in the King James version it says sin is the transgression ofthe law. Romans 7:7 reveals that it is the law of God thatsays You shall not covet which shows what sin is. The spirit in many churches today even convinces some people that there is no danger to living in sin.Scriptures pertaining to Jewish civil and ceremonial lawsare used to trap many into believing that our Maker nolonger has a standard of righteousness. When the trueHoly Spirit directs someones attention to the Ten Com-mandments, the other spirit rises up claiming that thekeeping of Gods commandments cannot save anyone.The hidden purpose of the claim is to remove the possi-bility of someone seeing a problem with sin and being di-rected to the Saviour (Jesus Christ) who alone can savefrom sin. If there is no awareness of sin and its deadly results, then there is no motivation for a whole heartedsearch for the Solution (Jeremiah 29:13). If what you havebeen hearing lately is the un-holy spirit, see Revelation18:4 for vital instruction. Bible Studies UnlimitedP.O. Bos 2385Wauchula, FL 33873 7:24p 7:24c
July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5B 7/24/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:46 AM Set: 8:20 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 34 mins. Moon Data Rise: 4:51 AM Set: 6:37 PM Overhead: 11:46 AM Underfoot: --:-Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 5% percent waning 5% Waning Crescent Major Times --:---:-11:46 AM 1:46 PM Minor Times 4:51 AM 5:51 AM 6:37 PM 7:37 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -4 7/25/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:46 AM Set: 8:20 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 34 mins. Moon Data Rise: 5:42 AM Set: 7:21 PM Overhead: 12:33 PM Underfoot:12:10 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 1% percent waning 1% Waning Crescent Major Times 12:10 AM 2:10 AM 12:33 PM 2:33 PM Minor Times 5:42 AM 6:42 AM 7:21 PM 8:21 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better Time Zone UTC: -4 7/26/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:19 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 32 mins. Moon Data Rise: 6:33 AM Set: 8:01 PM Overhead: 1:20 PM Underfoot:12:57 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 0% percent new 0% NEW MOON Major Times 12:57 AM -2:57 AM 1:20 PM 3:20 PM Minor Times 6:33 AM 7:33 AM 8:01 PM 9:01 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best Time Zone UTC: -4 7/27/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:47 AM Set: 8:19 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 32 mins. Moon Data Rise: 7:25 AM Set: 8:39 PM Overhead: 2:05 PM Underfoot: 1:42 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 0% percent waxing 0% Waxing Crescent Major Times 1:42 AM 3:42 AM 2:05 PM 4:05 PM Minor Times 7:25 AM 8:25 AM 8:39 PM 9:39 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Best day of Hunting or Fishing Best++ Time Zone UTC: -4 7/28/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:48 AM Set: 8:18 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 30 mins. Moon Data Rise: 8:15 AM Set: 9:15 PM Overhead: 2:48 PM Underfoot: 2:27 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 3% percent waxing 3% Waxing Crescent Major Times 2:27 AM 4:27 AM 2:48 PM 4:48 PM Minor Times 8:15 AM 9:15 AM 9:15 PM 10:15 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Better day of Hunting or Fishing Better++ Time Zone UTC: -4 7/29/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:48 AM Set: 8:17 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 29 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:07 AM Set: 9:50 PM Overhead: 3:31 PM Underfoot: 3:10 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 7% percent waxing 7% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:10 AM 5:10 AM 3:31 PM 5:31 PM Minor Times 9:07 AM -10:07 AM 9:50 PM 10:50 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Good day of Hunting or Fishing Good Time Zone UTC: -4 7/30/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:49 AM Set: 8:17 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 28 mins. Moon Data Rise: 9:57 AM Set: 10:23 PM Overhead: 4:14 PM Underfoot: 3:52 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 12% percent waxing 12% Waxing Crescent Major Times 3:52 AM 5:52 AM 4:14 PM 6:14 PM Minor Times 9:57 AM -10:57 AM 10:23 PM -11:23 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 7/31/2014 Sun Data Rise: 6:50 AM Set: 8:16 PM Day Length 13 hrs. 26 mins. Moon Data Rise: 10:48 AM Set: 10:58 PM Overhead: 4:56 PM Underfoot: 4:35 AM Moon Phase Solunar Table Moon Phase is 19% percent waxing 19% Waxing Crescent Major Times 4:35 AM 6:35 AM 4:56 PM 6:56 PM Minor Times 10:48 AM-11:48 AM 10:58 PM -11:58 PM Prediction Solunar Prediction is for a Average day of Hunting or Fishing Average Time Zone UTC: -4 Solunar Forecast Somebody is banging so loud on the front door that its got all of my neighbors dogs barking, then the answering machine cameon, saying we are so sorry to tell you that we are unable to answeryour call at this time, however we will return your call just as soonas that bill collector stops banging on the front door, and I hear himdriving off. Thank you much. Recently while Superman was in flight over mother earth at the tune of some 38,000 feet when he spotted a long rip from oneend of his red cape to the other. Immediately he became con-cerned, you might even say very concerned. Why do you thinkafter spotting the long rip in his red cape Superman was fearful?Because he was afraid that he might have to make a belly landing. Have you ever heard of a patient dying while waiting to see the doctor in the doctors waiting room? They say that curiosity killed the cat, but I know more than a few people that it hasnt put a dent in their helmet, yet. There is one good thing about marrying at a late age, and that is the old boy like myself is not expected to tote his elderly treas-ure over the threshold. True love knoweth no boundaries, but a phoney love knoweth no patience. Lets say for the sake of argument that John Doe from birth was a brave being, and at this point remember some say bravery isnot made but born, and it seems all through his life that John Doewas absolutely fearless, but then in the darkness of night, whiledeep in sleep and under the fearful clutches of a most disturbingnightmare, would John be as brave as he would be in the realworld of succumb to the chamber of horrors of a nightmare? By chance have you ever met someone for the first time ever whom you knew instantly without question that the were a stepabove and beyonda superior product among mankind with apresence never known before? So if by chance you ever meet thisman of gallantry and honor, then step forward and I will be glad togive you autograph, at a small minimal cost, for my time is valu-able. I hope you understand. Why did the newlywed Eskimos decide not to spend the first night of their honeymoon in their igloo? Because they were afraidthey might melt it down. To be honest she fell so hard for me that it knocked both of us down.Truman A. Thomas, 77, is an Avon Park resident with many friendsand associates in Hardee County. He is the father of Sherry Whiteof Wauchula, and is a retired salesman and former rad io disc jockey whose morning show topped the Nielsen Ratings. A self-describedlittle boy captive in an old mans body, he can be reached at 453-3589 or by writing 1098 Memorial Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. Jokes & Philosophies With A Little Dab Of Common Sense By Truman A. Thomas My Family and I would like to thank you for this great opportunity to serve Hardee County. Please vote for me on August 26th. 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For those unfamiliar with the books, the "Outlander" seriesspans the genres of romance, sci ence fiction, history and adven ture in one epic tale. The series adapted from Diana Gabal don's international best-sellingbooks follows the story ofClaire Randall (Caitriona Balfe),a married combat nurse from1945, who is mysteriously sweptback in time to 1743's ScottishHighlands. Upon her arrival, sheis immediately thrown into anunknown world where her life isthreatened. Butwhen she isforced tomarry JamieFraser (SamHeughan) achivalrous andromanticyoung Scottishwarrior for her own protec tion, a passionate relationship isignited. Q: What are the plans for "The View" now that SherriShepherd and Jenny Mc Carthy are gone? Vivian R., Roanake, Va. A: The folks over at the morn ing gabfest have announced thatthey are bringing back popular and polarizing former"View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell.Since Barbara Walters left inMay, and Sherri and Jenny leftover the summer, come this fall,Whoopi Goldberg will be theonly returning cast member ofthe most recent season. So, asidefrom Whoopi and Rosie, whomwould you like to see as a newco-host of "The View"? Q: I never knew until re cently that actor ChristopherWalken also is a song-and-dance man. Will he be showingoff his skills in anything soon?I'd love to see that! Priscilla J., via email A: NBC recently announced that the award-winning actor andtalented hoofer will portray theiconic character of Captain Hookin the network's live musicaladaptation of "Peter Pan," whichis set to premiere in December.The success of last Thanksgiv ing's "The Sound of Music Live"has proved that America loves agood, live musical, and I have afeeling that Christopher and therest of the as-yet-uncast cast willdeliver.Q: Will "The UnexplainedFiles" be back? I love thatshow. Peter H., Wooster, Ohio A: The Science Channel's most watched series of 2013 isreturning for its second seasonon Tuesday, July 29, at 10 p.m.ET/PT. Season two's 12 all-newepisodes will launch viewers intoanother gripping exploration ofthe unknown by investigatingmore of the most puzzling,global incidents from the UnitedStates to Russia to Bosnia-Herzegovina to Mexico andmore.Write to Cindy at King FeaturesWeekly Service, P.O. 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6B The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 The Classifieds ABOUT ... ClassifiedsDEADLINE.... Tuesday noon RATES.......... Minimum of $4.50 for 10 words. Each addi tional word is .25 cents. Ads in all capitals are.35 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a line.Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra. BILLING........ Ads must be pre-paid. CLASSIFICATIONS: AgricultureMobile HomesAppliancesNoticesAutomobilePersonalBoatsPetsFurniturePlants/ProduceGunsReal EstateHelp WantedRecreational HousesRentalsLivestockRentals, Commercial Lost & FoundServicesMiscellaneousWantedMotorcyclesYard Sales TAKING FUTURE ORDERS for 4x5rolls of fertilized Bermuda, Bahai,and Hermarthria hay. Squarebales also available upon request.Contact Patty for more information 863-245-7656. 7:10-8:7p 2003 BMW Z-4 Silver/black con vertible. $11,700 OBO. Call 863767-0756.7:24p 10 FOOT JOHN BOAT, $400; 3 HPMercury, $300; 863-781-9960, 863773-3039.7:24nc AUTOMATED GATE INSTALLER,fully experienced, pay grade is ac cording to skill. Please contactMain Gate at 863-773-3066 or ash email@example.com 7:24p Help Wanted Boats Automotive Agriculture Help Wanted Help Wanted WAREHOUSE WORKER NEEDEDNational Pump Co seeks a ware house worker to assist with parts,painting, shipping/receiving, in ventory assembly, etc. Send re sume to firstname.lastname@example.org apply at 195 E. 3rd Street in Zolfo Springs. 7:17,24cMANUAL MACHINIST NEEDED -National Pump Co seeks an expe rienced machinist responsible formeasuring, cutting and machiningvarious materials used in pumps.Send resume to email@example.com or apply at 195 E. 3rd Street in Zolfo Springs. 7:17,24c DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!Great Pay! Consistent freight,great miles on this Regional Ac count. Werner Enterprises 1-855517-2507.7:24-8:14c INTERACTIVE CAREGIVING iswhat separates COMFORT KEEP ERS from other caregivers. Ourfocus is on engaging the mind,body, and safety of our clients.CNA, HHA and Homemaker Com panion positions are available inthe Hardee County area. Flexible,full-time or part-time. Learn moreabout a rewarding career enrich ing the lives of others with COM FORT KEEPERS. Apply online:ck381.ersp.biz/employment or call863-385-8558. HHA#299992766. 2013 CK Franchising, Inc. Mostoffices independently owned and operated. 3:6tfc HOUSE FOR SALE, 3/2, as is, $28,000, 863-773-6169. 7:24p NEW GENERAC 15,000 Generator,22,500 surge watts, 30 HP OHVI1.0 liter v-twin engine, electricstart, gas engine, never beenused. $2,500 firm, call 863-3759940, 863-781-2406. 7:17-31p Miscellaneous Houses BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions rr&n FHrJ>F;9=7A55= 375-4461TERRYMIKE YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 M ONDAY S ATURDAY 8 am6 pm cl6:21tfc New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26 Wheels HELP WANTED CITY OF WAUCHULA Accepting applications for a full time Assistant FinanceDirector. Must have a Bachelor degree from a four-yearcollege or university in Accounting, Public Finance,Business Administration or a related field and, with aminimum of two (2) years experience and/or training thatincludes governmental accounting, fund accounting,accounting controls, and personal computer operations;or any equivalent combination of education, training, andexperience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills,and ability for this job. CPA/CGFO certification preferredbut not required. Job descriptions are available uponrequest. Apply at Wauchula Administrative Complex at 126S 7th Ave., Wauchula. The City of Wauchula complies withEEO, ADAAA & Veterans Preference. Open until posito n is filled. cl7:24,31c cl1:12tfcI BUYHOUSES781-1062CALLBILLYHILLAT 30 Day WarrantyMotor & TransmissionNOINTERESTORFINANCECHARGES3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1US HWY17 S JBOWLINGGREENnrrrn Sandra Jimmy Hills Auto WorldB BU U Y YH HE E R R E E! P PA A Y YH HE E R R E E! rnorn rrnncl3:13tfc ,') ),+ &%)Phome on 1 acre. Large metal workshop. Beautifulupdated kitchen. $145,0001+ ac Commercial lot 200 frontage on South bound Hwy 17. Near Jr. High/Elementary school.$210,00010 ac 2 bedroom, 2 bath home 7 1/2 ac in grove.$195,00065C@@>P2E9DE@CJ4@F?ECJ9@>6@?P24C6D#2C8656E2496542CA@CEH:E9DE@C286Utility shed with a/c. Must see! Asking $285,000-&%')"*++*65C@@>P2E9Home on 1 acre Asking $152,000 COMMERCIAL BUILDING 4,600 sf on 1+ ac intown. Listed $99,500 ... MAKE AN OFFER!Frontage on North & Southbound Hwy 17! Lo cated in Wauchula city limits. LOT ZonedC-2 $86,500MINI WAREHOUSES 19 units $155,000Large commercial building, 1 block from Hwy 17!Can be used for 3 separate businesses! $149,00010.96 ac building site. Scattered trees & well.Manatee County $192,5006,471 sf Commercial warehouse/shop/mainte nance building with 882 sf of office space. 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A MUST SEE. $109,000NEW LISTING! 3B/2Bth home in excellentWauchula location; perfect starter home; wellmaintained and ready to move in. $84,900LOVELY HOME AND 20 ACRES situated on20 acres of native Florida this property is a mustsee for quiet country living at its best! 3B/2.5Bthhome built in 2002; 4899 square feet, amenitiesgalore, in ground caged pool, one acre pondwith dock. Call Colon to make an appointment.$980,000PERFECT EQUESTRIAN ESTATE! 118 Acresof pasture land, fenced and cross fenced;5B/2Bth home, 2290 square ft., 6 stall barn, stor age sheds, hunting camp, ponds and scatteringof huge oaks. $1,475,000STRATEGICALLY LOCATED COMMER CIAL 3.19 Ac. Hwy. 17 across from Walmart;4B/3Bth main house with caged, in ground pooland 2 apartments; ideal for small shopping cen ter or multi-tenant park. $695,000414 +/Ac in Duette Area; improved pasturebeing operated as cattle ranch; located on deadend road. Call Colon for details. Hwy 17 frontage! See this 1B/1Bth, frame with SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., BrokerKENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker metal roof home located in Bowling Green.$50,000CHARLIE CREEK Like new! 3B/2Bth 2006DW Mobile Home, concrete drive, carport, out side storage; one owner. $69,5003BR/2Bth Gorgeous 4900 sq ft. Pool home on ameticulous maintained 20 acre setting $980,000150+Acres with approximately 1 mile of pris tine river frontage. Hunt, fish, relax, and enjoy.$7,500 per acre.11.13 Acres mixed grove in western Hardeecounty. 2-4 wells, pole barn. Production is avail able upon request. $129,500.PRICE REDUCED! EXCELLENT BUILDINGLOCATION close to town, pond on property.$95,00030 Acre Tract! Pasture and woods, secluded andfenced. $170,0003B/2Bth plus bonus room on almost one acre incountry setting; screened porch, metal roof, car pet and hardwoods. $105,000COMMERCIAL 5.6+Acres, 746 feet highwayfrontage; spacious 4B/3Bth residence located onproperty. Call today to see. Doris Lambert G.R.I. 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July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7B The Classifieds PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Chiq uita Robinson, Elida Galvan, JoeEsquival, James Eures, Cassan dria Baucom, Alexander Solis,Samuel Chagolla, End Times,Maria DeSantiago, George Aguil lar will be sold pursuant to ware housemans lien. Said sale will beat Bowling Green Storage, 5030Hwy. 17 N, Bowling Green, Floridaat 9:00 am, August 18, 2014. 7:24,31p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF LindaMcMillian will be sold pursuant towarehousemans lien. Said salewill be at B&J mini-storage, 210 N.3rd Ave., Wauchula, Florida at10:00 am, August 18, 2014. 7:24,31p PERSONAL PROPERTY OF NicoleCastillo, Erika Hernandez, DustyMassey, Debra Morris, CameliaMcWhorter, Amanda Gibson,Dustin Garza, Thomas Deemer,Daniah Hostetler will be sold pur suant to warehousemans lien.Said sale will be at B&J Self-stor age, 667 S. 5th Ave., Wauchula,Florida at 11:00 am, August 18, 2014. 7:24,31p Notices ADOPT A PET! If you have lost apet or are looking for a new one,the City of Wauchula invites you tocome and see if you can find thepet youre looking for. TheWauchula Animal Control is lo cated at 685 Airport Road. Pleasecall 863-773-3265 for more infor mation. tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29 requires that all cats and dogssold in Florida be at least 8 weeksold, have an official health certifi cate, have necessary shots and be free of parasites. tfc-dh DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME inBowling Green with 4 bedrooms,1.5 baths with extra lot next doorwith well and septic where secondhome could be put. $28,000, 863224-4790. 7:24p Real Estate Pets 3 BEDROOM HOUSE, A/C, bigyard, $850 plus deposit, 863-8321984. 7:24p2-3-7 BEDROOM HOUSES, ware houses, stores, cantina/bar, rent/own 863-773-6616. 7:24-8:21p1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH 55 pluspark, gated, $700, everything in cluded, 863-245-6812. 7:17,24p2 BR, 1 B APARTMENTS available,Jones Street and Manatee Streetin Bowling Green. $500 monthly,$500 deposit. 863-773-3754. 7:10-31c TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,AC, stove, refrigerator, $550 plus deposit, 863-832-1984. 6:26-7:24p *RENT-TO-OWN* MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3 Bed rooms. Cheaper than paying rent.Close to schools and hospital. Lotrent $300. Se habla espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfcATTENTION! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits advertisingany preference or limitation basedon race, color, religion, sex, hand icap, familial status or national ori gin, or the intention to make sucha preference or limitation. Familialstatus includes children under 18living with parents or guardians and pregnant women. tfc-dh ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace Fellow ship Church, 131 S. 8th Ave.,Wauchula. Bill 727-326-3816. tfc-dh *** NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP TROUBLE? CALL ULLRICHS PITCHER PUMP For complete well, sales, service and installation, call 863-773-6448. 7:18tfc Services Rentals Services THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUBcollects NOT broken prescriptioneyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop of at 735 N. 6th Ave.tfc-dhDO YOU HAVE a problem withdrugs? Narcotics Anonymousmeets Monday and Thursdaynight 7:00 p.m. at First UnitedMethodist Church, at the corner ofPalmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula. tfc-dh IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymousin Hardee county at 863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B andHardee County Ordinance 87-09Section 10 Paragraph D require allads for any construction-relatedservice to carry the contractors li cence number.tfc-dh I AM LOOKING for a rent to own orlease option to buy call 863-7811165 or 863-781-7859. 7:24,31p SATURDAY, 7-1, 1182 AspenLane. Furniture, household, hunt ing, paint ball equipment. 7:24pTHURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY,7-? 1340 Mockingbird Rd. Every thing must go. Moving. 7:24p Yard Sales Wanted Got a Pool Green or Clean? 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8B The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014The Classifieds Q: What is the difference between an air conditioner and an evaporator? Is one better for my home? I just need something to cool the front room occasionally in the sum mertime, and I hate window units. George F., Burlington, Vt. A: An evaporative cooler can be a cost-effective alternative to an air conditioner, but it's not always the best choice. Also known as swamp coolers, evaporative coolers add humidity to the air in your house. They bring in air from the outside, pass it over water-soaked pads, and blow that humidified air inside. If you live in a hot, dry climate like the Southwest, a swamp cooler can be a very efficient way to cool the house. In hot, humid climates, not so much, be cause the air in the house is already humid. Air conditioners work well in humid climates because they help remove some of that humid ity from the air. While they're not dehumidifiers per se, the unit recirculates air in the room. As that air passes over the air condi tioner's evaporator coil, the moisture in the air condenses and is drained from the unit, while the air is blown back into the room. That process helps cool the air and reduce mugginess. Both units need regular main tenance: An evaporative cooler's pads need to be changed every few weeks while in use, and an air conditioner's filter needs to be cleaned or replaced each month in the warm season. If you hate lugging window units in and out of the window each year, look into buying a portable air conditioner. These typically cost more than window units (sometimes twice as much for the same BTU level) but can be rolled from room to room as needed and stored out of the way when not needed. Just remember that the portable unit's ventilation hose must vent outside, meaning the unit needs to stay near a window. And you probably will need to empty the condensation tray regularly, in cheaper units. A final alternative is natural ventilation. If you get cool nights or steady breezes, open windows in the early morning and late evening, and invest in heavy cur tains to cover windows in which the sun shines during the after noon. Add an electric fan to keep fresh air circulating constantly. In certain climates, this can give you a comfortable home except for the hottest, most humid days of the year. HOME TIP: BTUs are im portant in buying an air condi tioner, so find out the minimum BTU level you need for the space you're trying to cool before purchasing. Send your questions or home tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.This Is AHammerBy Samantha Mazzotta BIBLE TRIVIABy Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Esther in the Old or New Testament or nei ther? 2. Who killed 69 of his brethren, but spared Jotham, for he hid himself? Abimelech, Jer oboam, Uzziah, Horam 3. From Proverbs 25, "Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind with out ..."? Meaning, Hope, Breeze, Rain 4. Who was Ananias' wife who died along with her husband after lying about an offering? Jezebel, Anna, Sapphira, Jael 5. Which two foods were said to flow in the land of Canaan? Peaches/Cream, Figs/ Apples, Milk/Honey, Manna/ Bison 6. What were the Israelites, as slaves of Egypt, forced to make? Bread, Bricks, Staffs, Spears ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Abim elech; 3) Rain; 4) Sapphira; 5) Milk/Honey; 6) Bricks Comments? More Trivia? Visit www.TriviaGuy.com(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Florida Crop Update Week Ending: July 20, 2014 Widespread Rainfall Received Weather Summary: According to Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN), rainfall ranged from one half inch to 6.29 inches this past week. Defuniak Springs (Walton County) received the most rain with 6.29 inches, followed by Joshua (De Soto County) with 5.17 inches, and Jay (Santa Rosa County) with 4.65 inches. Per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 15, 2014, Florida was 97% drought free. The highest temperature was 96 degrees at Immokalee (Collier County) and Palmdale (Glades County). The lowest temperature in the State was 61 degrees at Defuniak Springs (Walton County). Field Crops: There was an average of 6.1 days suitable for field work that was down from 6.3 days the previous week. Hay was being cut in the Panhandle, north, and central Florida. Army worms caused some damage in crops in the Panhandle with isolated areas seeing significant pressure. Field corn harvesting began in Dixie County. Peanut pegging was ahead of the previous year and the 5year average. Peanut condition was mostly good for the State. Some peanut fields were flooded from recent rain. Rice harvest was in full swing in Palm Beach County. Citrus: Rainfall in the citrus producing area this past week was widespread and generally heavy. All stations received more than a half inch of precipitation. Eleven stations received more than two inches and four received more than three inches. Joshua (De Soto County) received the most at 5.17 inches, followed by Dover (Hills borough County) with 4.14 inches. Arcadia (De Soto County) recorded the least with 0.56 inches of precipitation. Daytime high temperatures were warm, reaching the low to mid 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 15, 2014, the entire citrus producing region in Florida remained drought free. Next seasons crop was progressing well. Growers and caretak ers were applying summer oils, fertilizing, irrigating, and in some cases resetting new trees. Fruit and Vegetables: Farmers in Gadsden County started planting the fall tomato crop. Farmers in Bradford County were planting peppers and lettuce under protective covers. Fruits and veg etables being harvested in Miami-Dade County included: avocados, okra, boniato, malanga, mangoes. Okra, bitter melon, and boniato were also being planted in Miami-Dade County. Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the cattle and pasture con dition was mostly good. Pastures in the Panhandle have damage by army worms. Pastures throughout the State have received significant rain and were generally in good condition. Water was still standing in pastures in St. Lucie County.954 sq ft Commercial Office Space For Rent Great Location Just Across From WS Bank Address: 111 East Main Street ; Wauchula, Fl. $800.00 Monthly plus applicable sales tax Contact: Elene Salas @ 836-735-0999 8:8tfc REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 86 63 3-3 37 75 5-4 41 11 13 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o ou u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-4577Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS 6:19tfc $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF FA An ny y V Ve eh hi ic cl le e I In n S St to oc ck k! !M Mu us st t P Pr re es se en nt t C Co ou up po on n( (o on ne e c co ou up po on n p pe er r c cu us st to om me er r) ) $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF F $ $5 50 00 0 O OF FF FH HA A R R D D E E E EC CA A R RC CO O M M P P A A N N Y Y (Across From First National Bank) 773-6667 B Bu uy y H He er r e e P P a ay y H He er r e e $500 CouponMust Present At Time of Purchase cl7:24cNEW HOURS Monday Thursday 10AM 7PM Friday Saturday 10AM 7:30PM Closed On SundayBilly Hill Owner H Ha ar rd de ee e C Co ou un nt ty y: : 152.79 acres 55% improved pasture, with creek. Good hunting, all large parcels in area. On county maintained road. Only $4,500 per acre. Just Listed!!! 197+acres on Johnston Rd. Im proved pasture. Currently used for cattle and can be used for farming. 3200+of road frontage. Very nice homes in area. Open and 90% improved pasture. $4,500 per acre. Grand old home on the National Historic Registry. Could be a show place! Three other homes on property. Possibly Bed and Breakfast and income pro ducing. 5 acres in a great location! Zoned R3. Only $199,000. Call now!!! 800 acres +Gentlemen's Ranch. All new buildings with 3 homes, barn, 8 horse stalls, and tack room. New fencing. Small lake with creek frontage. 370 acres of Hermathia, 70 acres in Jiggs grasses. 65%+ improved pastures. Good road access and could be used for farming. Also good hunting for deer, turkey, hogs and other wild game. H Hi ig gh hl la an nd ds s C Co ou un nt ty y: : 300 acres LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION On the Corner of Payne Rd. and Lake Josephine Dr.. Currently used for an exotic game ranch along with native game. Exotic game can be purchased with sale of property. All property is high fenced. Very high demand area for quality homes. Call me for information! Po ol lk k C Co ou un nt ty y: : 450+acres on H Kelly Rd. 65% improved pasture. 32 acre Hamlin citrus grove with very good production. 1-10" well and 1-12" well. One mile of Rd. frontage. Currently running 110 head of cattle plus 75 calves. Deer turkey and wild hogs for hunting. Priced to sell at $1,900,000. Great pasture and citrus! 211 +acres on Pool Branch Rd.. 50% improved pasture currently used for cattle with small lake. Good fishing and hunting deer, turkey, wild hogs and other wildlife. Great recreational or get away, Priced to sell at $3,200 per acre. Owner says sell! Make an offer! P PR R O OP PE ER R T TI IE ES S F FO OR R S SA AL LE E Advantage Realty743 US 27 S. Sebring, FL 33872 Office: 863-386-1111 Fax: 863-386-1112 Private and Confidential Listings and SalesVISIT US AThttp://www.erahighlands.com/ OR http://www.era.com/worldwide/Mark LambertRealtorCell: 863-832-0401Email: email@example.com cl7:24c Current market conditions indicate that property prices are going up. Inventory on For Sale property is down. Please contact me for a FREE evaluation of your property. U UN ND DE ER R C CO ON NT TR RA AC CT T U UN ND DE ER R C CO ON NT TR RA AC CT T U UN ND DE ER R C CO ON NT TR RA AC CT TS SO OL LD D $99 Move In Special through July 31st Plus $1200 FREE RENT*(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts. Rental Office HoursMonday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM cl7:3-31c Equal Housing Opportunity Employer & ProviderTHE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula THE PALMS 701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula(863) 773-3809TDD 800-955-8771 Farm Workers Welcomed Flores & Flores, Inc. SPECIAL OF THE WEEK WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 4BR/2BA Mobile Home on 2.5 acres with central air & heat. Big open hallway, lots of storage space, front and back porch, metal roof and pasture fenced-in for cattle or horses. Property sits on a dead-end county main tained road. Offered at $135,000 WAUCHULA 3BR/1.5BA on 1 acre on a dead-end road with cen tral air & heat. Outside the city limits of Wauchula. Closed in garage for added sq footage. Priced at $69,900 WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame Home in the city limits of Wauchula. Hardwood floors, granite countertops and detached carport. Offered at $67,000 WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA CB home with central air & heat. 2460 total sqft, detached garage, pole barn all on 12.2 acres off St Rd 64. Offered at $199,900. WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA Home with central air & heat, corner lot across from the court house, totally remodeled with fresh paint, new windows and new fencing. Property is zoned commercial and would make a great location for Professional office. Priced at $116,900 for a quick sale. WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA Mobile home with central air & heat. Homes sits on a 1.81 acres with lots of oak trees and completely fenced, out of the city limits. Priced to sell at $79,900.00 (863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 www.floresrealty.netRealtorsNOEYA. FLORES, BROKER228 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida 33873WESHARETHESAMEMLSWITHHIGHLANDSCOUNTY!Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! After Hours Noey A. Flores, Broker 863-781-4585 Oralia D. Flores, Broker Associate 863-781-2955 Michael D. Boyett, Sales Associate 863-781-2827 !!!WE BUY HOUSES!!! !!!CALL FOR AN OFFER!!!cl7:24c Michael Boyett Sales Associate (863) 781-2827 (863) 773-2128REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. ONEAL REALTOR See more listings at www.joeldavis.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS NEW LISTING! House and barn on a beautiful fenced pas ture, Lemon Grove, 10 acres. $106,000 PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy 17. $399,000! PRICE REDUCED! 4BR/2BA CB home on Hawaiian Dr in Wauchula. $68,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9 ac grove on Main Street East, 4 well, micro-jet irrigation. $55,000! PRICE REDUCED! 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near Popash. Great for homesite or agriculture. NOW $80,000! 4BR/3BA Lake June home, boat dock, 125 feet of Lake June frontage. $549,000 John ONeal REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS KENNY SANDERS...............781-0153 KAREN ONEAL........... 781-7633 JESSICA PRESCOTT...941-737-6502 KEVIN SANDERS..........368-1926 MONICA REAS....................781-0888 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 cl7:24c Commercial lot (zoned C-2) in side Wauchula City Limits. $14,000! 4BR/3BA home & Hamlin grove on 20 acs. 2 pole barns, inground pool and ac fish pond. $499,000 1.3 ac commercial lot w/3,766SF restaurant & drivethru has 130+ ft frontage on N&S bound Hwy 17. $357,000! 3/2 home in Wauchula close to business area w/3 sheds & a barn for your storage needs. $39,000! 89 acs fronts Peace River & includes cabin, barn, 3 wells, & 35 ac grove. Excellent pasture & majestic live oaks w/plenty of deer & turkey. $735,000! UNDER CONTRACT
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Teaches Sunday School In Plains, Ga. By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president born in a hospi tal. Other presidents born inhospitals are George W. Bush,Bill Clinton and BarackObama. Carter was born in Plains, Ga., and returned home afterlosing his re-election bid in1980 to Ronald Reagan. Carter,89, and his wife Rosalyn havebeen married 68 years. He has written more books than any other U.S. president.He is the only president to writea novel, a poetry book and topaint a book cover. He and his wife joined the Maranatha Baptist Church in1981. He loves woodwork,writing and painting and hasmade the four wooden collec tion plates, a table and a crossused at the church, where heteaches Sunday school about 30times a year. On June 22, 2014, he taught Sunday School. He said he wasjust returning form a trip toSweden and Norway. Hisfavorite magazine is TheEconomist. He praisedSweden for having a history of200 years without armed con flict and noted the country hasfour major political parties. He founded the Carter Center in Atlanta which works forworld peace and health. He con tinues to work to bring peace inSyria where 160,000 peoplehave been killed in an ongoingconflict. He talks to leaders ofboth sides to try to resolve hos tile situations. On June 22 he taught about prayer. He said prayer involvespraising God. Why? We areforming a relationship with ourcreator and partner. To affirm and re-affirm. For loyalty. Nextweek Rosalynn and I will havebeen married 68 years. Godknows everything. He can doeverything. Prayer is showingconfidence in God. Prayer is for thanksgiving and gratitude. Prayer is for confession, to cleanse our soul, to start over.God knows we are sinful.Confession is a gift of God.God demands perfection. Godsent his son Jesus Christ toaccept the punishment for oursins. We need to be reconciledto God and to be forgiven. Prayer can be lament (regret), more than Im sorry.He mentioned despair, quotingPsalm 31. Most Psalms are oflament. David was a man afterGods own heart but he com mitted terrible sins, includingadultery and murder. David was contrite. He asked for forgive ness. A covenant was that adescendant would be Jesus. Ifdepressed or sad, one can trustin Jesus. He is my rock. I cantrust him to save and bless me.We can take courage. My futureis in your hands. Carter was in the submarine force in the Navy. He was aschool board chairman, a grandjury chairman, a church deaconand successful farmer. Carterwas elected to the Georgia StateSenate. He ran for governor andlost the first time. His sister Ruth helped Carter overcome his despair after los ing the governors race. Hewent on mission trips with herand renewed his faith. It was aturning point. Christians are notalways happy. Be truthful andhonest. It takes courage. When U.S. president four years, Carter said he prayedmost fervently and wasalways truthful. As president, Iwas commander-in-chief. TheU.S. had 30,000 nuclearweapons. One nuclear subma rine could destroy every city inRussia over 100,000 popula tion. He prayed a lot for theRussian leaders to have Godlywisdom. In conclusion, carter said Christians should act in aproper fashion and try to emu late the perfect life of JesusChrist. Editors Note: Here is a report form another CarterSunday School lesson a yearearlier. Objects of faith change dur ing a persons life, former U.S.President Jimmy Carter told hisSunday School Class onSunday, June 23, 2013, atMaranatha Baptist Churchwhere he is also a deacon andhelps keep up their churchgrounds with jobs such as mow ing. When we are born, the first object of our faith is our moth er. Later, it can be our fatherand then siblings. As we go through life, we change our objects of faith. Atage 6 teachers can be an objectof faith. Growing up is painful.We begin to see conflicts. Laterobjects of faith can be oursweetheart, a spouse, leaders,our nation. The former president said, Our nation is not always per fect. America goes to war toomuch. Our opinions and stan dards change. What can we have confi dence and faith in? The sourceof information that does notchange is the Bible. He men tioned books of Moses, theprophets and King Solomon. He said God and Jesus Christ represent love, goodness andforgiveness. God is love. He mentioned the 23rd Psalm and the Third Chapter ofCorinthians which points outfaith, hope and love, with lovebeing No. 1. He mentionedJohn 3:16. God is love. Godcan be our partner in life. Jesuscan take the place of our sins. President Carter said he prays often and that prayer is commu nication with God. I prayer themost in my last year of the pres idency, especially with theAmerican hostages in Iran. Iprayed for what is Gods will,for strength and understanding. We contact God through our prayer. He said he continues to pray often, during day and night. Iget 100 letters a day. I pray overa list of people and the CarterCenter goals, which includepeace, freedom, democracy,health and mental health. The former president said he prays for joy, challenge, excite ment, achievement and pleasurein the right way. He strives to belike Jesus, who led a perfectlife. He said people learn their foundation of life from theirrelationship with other people. Plains has a population of 700. Maranatha Baptist Churchhas 120 members with 30 activemembers. Many members areelderly and homebound. It wasestablished in the 1970s whenPlains Baptist Church split. Plains High School, which operated from 1921 to 1979,now serves as a museum andeducation center of the JimmyCarter National Historic Site. Some sayings are posted at the school, including: Readers Make Leaders.We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchang ing principles. Students, always do your best. Someday one of you maygrow up to become President. Books are treasure chests of knowledge. Music is the language of the world. Building today for a better tomorrow. The child who plants a seed and watches it blossom forth in beauty gathers knowledge. School teacher and principal Miss Julia Coleman introducedJimmy Carter and other stu dents to classic works of art, lit erature and music. She alsoemphasized enduring valuesand good citizenship. He heardher say that one of the Plainsstudents could one day becomeU.S. President. Carter was the 39th U.S. President. He defeatedPresident Gerald Ford, who lostmany votes for his pardon ofPresident Richard Nixon. The hostage crisis where Iran held 52 Americans for 444 dayswas the No. 1 reason Carter losthis re-election bid to CaliforniaGov. and movie star RonaldReagan. All the hostages werereleased at the end of Carterspresidency. The Carters current home, the only one they have everowned, was built in 1961, is on2.4 acres and is ranchstyle. Thishome, after their deaths andburial in Plains, will one daybecome part of the JimmyCarter National Historic Siteoperated by the National ParkService of the U.S. Departmentof Interior. He became famous as a peanut farmer, which is notreally a nut such as a walnut orpecan. The peanut is a close rel ative of the black-eye pea, a legume whose roots containnodules of nitrogen-fixing bac teria which return nitrogen tothe soil, often depleted fromplants like cotton. President Thomas Jefferson and botanist GeorgeWashington Carver greatlyadvanced the popularity ofpeanuts. The Park Service reports peanuts were brought toAmerica by slaves from Africa.Carver made over 300 productsfrom peanuts and that encour aged many farmers to plant thecrop between 1900 and 1950 aspeanuts became a major cashcrop. Many soldiers in the Civil War from the North and South ate a lot of peanuts, which contains 25 percent pureprotein, a higher percentagethan eggs, milk, meat or fish. Peanut flowers, after they are pollinated, send a stem or pedinto the soil. The embryo turnshorizontal and becomes apeanut. One plant can produceover 40 peanuts. Only China and India grow more peanuts than the U.S.About half of U.S. peanuts aregrown in Georgia, but otherproducing states includeAlabama, Florida, NewMexico, Oklahoma, Texas,Virginia, South Carolina andNorth Carolina. PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, 89, teaching SundaySchool on June 22 at Maranatha Baptist Church inPlains, Ga. The ex-president does not like this giant smiling peanutin front of a store near his church in Plains, reported achurch member. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn pose with Jim and Jean Kelly of Bowling Green, after church service. A security officer uses this German shepherd dog to sniffcars for explosives before they are allowed in churchparking lot. The old Plains High School, where Carter attended as a boy, is now pa rt of the National Park Service and open to the public. Julia Colemon, school principa l and a teacher, would occasionally say one of the male students could grow up to be U.S. president. Maranatha Baptist Church often has 30 to 40 members in attendan ce and about 120 visitors to hear Carter teach Sunday School. He teaches about 30 to 35 times a year. This is the rural farm home where Jimmy Carter grew up. The home and farm a re now open to the public and are part of the National Park Service. July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 9B
10B The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 Former owner Kelly Otallah has returned to operate SellersMarket at US. 17 North inBowling Green. He said he hasseen a lot of former customers inWauchula and they ask whenhell be back. Tell them Imback, he said enthusiastically. He formerly owned the busi ness between 1985 and 2007and retired from it. Ive had enough rest in the last seven years. Ive come backand hope to put my son Muradin business here, said the manwho evidently likes the mom-and-pop grocery business,which he reopened June 1. He is in the process of remod eling and restocking the storeand has found that the grocerybusiness has changed a lot. Itsa lot more expensive. There are not as many suppliers, not asmany willing to deal with ussmaller businesses. The bigstores areleaving thesmall onesbehind,he noted. It would be hard totell thatfrom thefull variety of items in the store,designed to serve the BowlingGreen community for milesaround. The store is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to8 p.m. on Sundays, making itconvenient for anyone to stop byand get almost anything theyneed, from little householditems to meats and vegetables fresh for dinner. Theres a lot packed in the small store, aisles and aisles of it, plus themeat depart ment, withfresh meatsof all kinds,reasonablypriced andcatering tothe local community. There is a full row of fresh vegetables neatly arrayed for ashoppers convenience andcanned foods are available too. Its handy to pick up those es sentials. Need an electric plug orbatteries, even motor oil. Stopby and pick them up handily. Tobacco items are, of course, behind the counter and theres afull refrigerated case of softdrinks and beer. Some need IDas there are age limits on whocan buy them. The store is designed to serve all customers, including theBowling Green Hispanic com munity. From colorful piatas tothe making of pitas and tamales,the store has something foreveryone. Entering the store, there is a case of pastries and other snackfoods. Otallah hopes to havehome-made sandwiches offresh, sliced meats and fixingsby fall, along with the other on-going renovations he hopes tohave completed in a month ortwo. Want something and cant find it. Kelly and his staff aremore than willing to help a cus tomer find what he wants. Justask them. If they dont have it instock yet, wait a bit and it willbe.Are you opening a new businessor under new management? Areyou relocating or remodeling?Let us tell the public about it.Call Joan Seaman at 773-3255. Store Owner: Im Back PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Kelly Otallah checks out groceries for a customer at Sell ers Grocery Store in Bowling Green. In Business By Joan Seaman NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER REGISTRATION AND NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes,notice ishereby given to the following person(s) to show cause whythey should not be disqualified as a registered voter: Paul E. Fulton 826 Boyd Cowart Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Janet M. Cantu 351 King Rd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Darius Saldivar 682 Chamberlian Blvd. Wauchula, FL 33873 Ignacio Gonzales 617 E Fourth St. Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Thomas Sigala 342 Rainey Blvd. Wauchula, FL 33873 The above individuals are notified to show cause whyhis/her name should not be removed from the voter regis tration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days will result ina determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and re moval of your name from the statewide voter registrationsystem. For further information and instruction, contact theSupervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30 days ofpublication of this notice. Jeffery Ussery Supervisor of Elections Hardee County La NOTA DE VOTANTE INVALIDO La MATRICULA Y la NOTA para MOSTRAR la CAUSA Segn Seccin 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, lanota por la presente es dada a la persona (s) siguientepara mostrar la causa por qu ellos no deben ser descali ficados como un votante registrado: P P a a u u l l E E . F F u u l l t t o o n n 8 8 2 2 6 6 B B o o y y d d C C o o w w a a r r t t R R d d . W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 7 7 3 3 J J a a n n e e t t M M . C C a a n n t t u u 3 3 5 5 1 1 K K i i n n g g R R d d . W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 7 7 3 3 D D a a r r i i u u s s S S a a l l d d i i v v a a r r 6 6 8 8 2 2 C C h h a a m m b b e e r r l l i i a a n n B B l l v v d d . W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 7 7 3 3 I I g g n n a a c c i i o o G G o o n n z z a a l l e e s s 6 6 1 1 7 7 E E F F o o u u r r t t h h S S t t . Z Z o o l l f f o o S S p p r r i i n n g g s s , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 9 9 0 0 T T h h o o m m a a s s S S i i g g a a l l a a 3 3 4 4 2 2 R R a a i i n n e e y y B B l l v v d d . W W a a u u c c h h u u l l a a , F F L L 3 3 3 3 8 8 7 7 3 3 encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causapor qu su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de ma trcula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro de 30das tendr como resultado una determinacin de ineligi bility por el Supervisor y la eliminacin de su nombre delsistema a todo el estado de matrcula de votante. Para lainformacin y la instruccin adicionales, avise al Supervi sor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 das dela publicacin de esta nota. Jeffery Ussery El Supervisor de Condado de Elecciones Hardee 7:24c 1. GEOGRAPHY: What sea lies just west of Rome, Italy? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the average lifespan ofan adult housefly? 3. MOVIES: What 1999 movie with Brad Pitt featuredthe tagline Mischief. Mayhem.Soap.? 4. MEASURES: How much beer would a firkin hold? 5. MYTHOLOGY: What area of life did the Roman god dess Discordia rule? 6. BIBLE: Which one of the Ten Commandments forbidscoveting? 7. U.S. CITIES: What is the capital of Vermont? 8. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE : What is North Koreas basic currency? 9. HUMAN ANATOMY: Where are the tarsi located? 10. LITERATURE: What famous author went by the pseu donym of Boz? ANSWERS 1. Tyrrhenian Sea2. Two to four weeks3. Fight Club4. About 9 gallons5. Strife6. Tenth Commandment7. Montpelier8. The won9. Ankles10. Charles Dickens TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez JAN PLATT HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4 EXPERIENCED & DEDICATED RE-ELECT Pol. Adv. paid for and approved by Janice M (Jan) Platt for Hardee County School Board, District 4 7:24p Call Trey 863-832-2102or email firstname.lastname@example.org Lets have fun on the Peace River . Family Friends Fun Memories soc7:24c N N o o t t i i c c e e o o f f e e e e t t i i n n g g / / W W o o r r k k s s h h o o p p H H e e a a r r i i n n g g W nT nSouthwest Florida Water Manage -mrrr mum Levels for LakesThe S S o o u u t t h h w w e e s s t t F F l l o o r r i i d d a a W W a a t t e e r r M M a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t i i s s t t r r i i c c t t announces a workshop to which all persons areinvited. W !"August 13, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:30pmP T # mm $% & ( & ) !" W $ + "Tampa, FL 33618 n $# T $ T n ( (,the proposed minimum and guid ance levels for Lakes Hanna,Keene, & Kell in HillsboroughCounty, FL, the existing minimumand guidance levels for LakeStemper, and structure opera tional guidelines for these fourlakes. The agenda will be madeavailable to the general public atleast one week prior to the work shop online athttp://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/cal endar.calendar.php.A copy of the agenda may be ob tained by contacting: Keith Ko lasa, Senior Environmentalnrr nWSW -. *$ ( nrr $ (( / + && S "(352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-14760S &! 13r ( Pursuant to the provisions of them A r 5 ) & r r "any person requiring special ac commodations to participate inthis workshop/meeting is asked toadvise the agency at least 5 daysbefore the workshop/meeting bycontacting: (352)796-7211 or60 1 6 0S &! 1 3r( 0S &! 1 60 1 -6 6 ( m & -T(( r ( C A,A m r r ,& If you are hearing or speech im paired, please contact the agency r 5 S &( &! n + "1(800)955-8771 or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). 7:24c NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public Speci al Meeting to which all interested persons are invited. 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July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 11C HELPING YOUR FISH SURVIVE HELPS YOU & EVERYONE! Imagine for a minute you are out to sea, line wet, with about 150 feet of water separating your boat from the bottom. You feel a tug. Instinct kicks in and you want to yank up to set the hook, but you remember that doesnt work with circle hooks, a required gear when fishing for reef fish like snapper and grouper in all Gulf waters. So you gently start reeling it in, hoping nothing eats your catch before you can get it to the boat. Alas, the fish surfaces, but it is too small to keep and it seems to be experiencing barotrauma, a condition that occurs when the gases in the swim bladder expand after being brought to the surface from depth. Stop! The choices you make from here on can greatly impact whether or not that fish you are about to release survives to be caught another day. Do you know what to do? Post-release fish survival should be important to all anglers. The more fish that survive being caught and subsequently released, the more fish there will be in general. This can eventually mean ex tension of open seasons, increases in bag limits and more successful fishing trips. While every situation is different, there are plenty of things you can do to help maximize the survival of fish you plan on releasing, from using wet hands when touching a fish to holding your catch horizontally. Matching your gear to the size fish you are targeting can help shorten the time it takes to get the fish to the boat, which can help a fish survive if released because it will be less exhausted. If your fish is experiencing barotrauma, time is of the essence. Barotrauma can potentially cause injury to the internal organs as they are pushed out of the body (signs of this include stomach pro truding from mouth, intestines protruding from the anus, eyes bulging out and bloated belly). There are two main types of tools currently used to help relieve the effects of barotrauma. Venting tools are hollow, sharpened devices (think a syringe without the plunger) that can be used to release the expanded gases. Descending devices, which are used to send the fish back down to depth, also have promise. Until recently, anglers were required to have and use venting tools when reef fishing in the Gulf, but this requirement was re moved in federal waters last year and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the requirement in state waters last November. The removal of this rule gives anglers the ability to choose the best method to maximize survival of released fish. For example, on a hot summer day, using a descending device might be a better option because you are quickly returning the fish to the cooler water at the bottom. And while venting, when done correctly can help, not all fish need to be vented. Gone Coastal By Alan PeirceFish & Wildlife CommissionBoth tools have advantages and disadvantages. Hit a hot spot? It is possible to vent and release several fish in the same amount of time it would take to descend a single fish. Then again, not everyone feels confident on when, where and how to vent. Going too deep or venting in the wrong place can cause more dam age than good. But you also need to know what you are doing when using a de scending device. If done incorrectly, the fish may come loose too soon. Descending devices also can require the dedication of a rod, which is used to bring the descending device down and back up again. While both devices can be homemade or purchased and while both are inexpensive, descending devices can cost, on average, slightly more than venting tools. Both devices also come in various sizes, but venting tools tend to generally be smaller than descending devices and do not take up a lot of space in an already-crowded tackle box. Either way, the choice is yours. So shop around, be sure to read the instructions thoroughly and, hopefully, take home a keeper or two. This column hopes to help recreational anglers understand complex saltwater regulations and learn more about saltwater fishing oppor tunities. Alan Peirce is available to answer questions by phone or email anytime. Contact the Fish & Wildlife Commis-sions Regulatory Outreach subsection at (850) 487-0554 or e-mail Alan.Peirce@MyFWC.com. FRENCH ONIONS AND RICE If you enjoy French Onion Soup, then you'll enjoy this easy side dish, too! 2 cups chopped onion 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can beef broth 1 1/3 cups uncooked instant rice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese 1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute onion for 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Stir in beef broth. Bring mixture to a boil. 2. Add uncooked rice, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Mix well to combine. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is tender and most of liquid is absorbed, stirring oc casionally. Serve at once. Makes 4 (1 cup) servings. calories, 0g fat, 5g protein, 34g carb., 444mg sodium, 2g fiber; (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made FAST AND HEALTHY!By Healthy Exchanges DEAR PAW'S CORNER: Can dogs get sunburned? Greg D., New York solutely can. A dog's fur provides only a little protection from the sun, and exposed parts of its skin such as the nose, ears, belly and paws can get burned as quickly as any human's skin burns, within 30 minutes (or less) of direct summer sunlight. And dogs are at risk of getting skin cancer, just as humans are. Short-haired and light or white-haired dogs are especially vulnerable to sunburn. So, how can you keep your pet from getting burned? Preventing direct exposure is the best way that means keeping dogs inside during the hottest part of the day. Keeping dogs hydrated also is important, so always have cool water on hand. When they do go out, espe cially if it's sunny or you will be out for awhile, put sunblock on those danger areas, like the nose and ears, the tops of their paws and their belly. Pet sunscreen is available at stores like Petco. In a pinch, chil dren's or baby-safe sunblock is better to use on dogs than sun block developed for adult hu mans. It's gentler on your dog's skin and causes less of a reac tion. Don't use sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or PABA, which if ingested can cause health prob lems like anemia in some pets. Reapply sunscreen to the dog every couple of hours when outside, and keep your dog in the shade or inside as much as possible. Send your questions or com ments to email@example.com.(c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.Paw s CornerBy Sam Mazzotta Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District TwoRe-Elect Sue Birge Hardee County Commissioner District Two. Diligence\di-le-jen(t)s\n: A: persevering application B: the attention and care legally expected or required of a person(s). I have been and will remain diligent on your behalf.7:24c D Do on n t t F Fo or rg ge et tW We e N No ow w H Ha av ve e N No on n E Et th ha an no ol l R Re ec cr re ea at ti io on na al l G Ga as s! !! !! For dependable hometown service, Hardee Countys only locally owned & operated bulk fuel distributor for over 20 years! Open Mon. Fri. 7:00am5:00pm 863-773-9466 156 Will Duke Road, Wauchula 7:24cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a budget workshop Monday July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Workshop the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year Budget, Audit Presentation for 2012/2013 Fiscal Year, and any other business that may come before the Commission. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 7:24cCITY OF WAUCHULA NOTICE TO THE PUBLICThe City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a special meeting Tuesday July 29, 2013 at 5:05pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Setting the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year Tentative Millage Rate, setting the Public Hearing dates for the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year Budget Adoption, and any other business that may come before the Commission. The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873. Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Commissions functions, including ones access to, participation, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. CITY OF WAUCHULA S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr. Mayor ATTEST S/Holly Smith City Clerk 7:24cN N O O T T I I C C E E V V A A L L U U E E A A D D J J U U S S T T M M E E N N T T B B O O A A R R D D O O R R G G A A N N I I Z Z A A T T I I O O N N A A L L M M E E E E T T I I N N G G The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting of two County Commissioners, one School Board member, and two citizens members, will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The organizational meeting will be held in the Hardee County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The purpose of the meeting is to provide procedural and operational information concern ing the function of the Value Adjustment Board and announce the tentative hearing dates for the Value Adjustment Board. This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 196.194, 286.011, and 286.0105. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and ev idence upon which the appeal is based. For more information, please call the Value Adjustment Board Clerk at (863) 773-4174 ext. 227 or the County Managers Office at (863) 773-9430. L L e e x x t t o o n n H H . A A l l b b r r i i t t t t o o n n , J J r r . , C C o o u u n n t t y y M M a a n n a a g g e e r r 7:24c
An open letter to all of Hardee County: T T h h a a n n k k y y o o u u H H a a r r d d e e e e C C o o u u n n t t y y for the opportunity afforded me to serve as your County Commissioner, District Two. You placed your trust in me and I have served with diligence, passion, energy and total commitment. Having lived and worked in Hardee County my entire life, I understand the needs of our community. My varied professional career, as a banker, a realtor, a small business owner/ operator, and a citrus grower give me a wide perspective of the challenges faced in those and other fields. I I h h a a v v e e w w o o r r k k e e d d h h a a r r d d t t o o m m e e e e t t t t h h e e c c h h a a l l l l e e n n g g e e s s o o f f t t h h e e l l a a s s t t f f e e w w y y e e a a r r s s with a failing economy, a volatile real estate market producing lower property values resulting in a lower tax base. We still balanced our county budget without raising taxes and kept our county financially strong. I will continue to be your voice to our legislators in Tallahassee lobbying for funds from the state for road improvements and Water and Wastewater infrastructure. Through these efforts, and c c o o n n t t i i n n u u o o u u s s i i n n t t e e r r a a c c t t i i o o n n w w i i t t h h o o u u r r l l e e g g i i s s l l a a t t o o r r s s we have been awarded millions of dollars to complete much needed projects in our county's water infrastructure These funds have come from outside sources without expending any advalorem tax dollars or assessments. Also, with state awarded funds and our gas tax dollars, w w e e h h a a v v e e b b e e e e n n a a b b l l e e t t o o r r e e s s u u r r f f a a c c e e a a n n d d p p a a v v e e o o v v e e r r 8 8 2 2 m m i i l l e e s s o o f f c c o o u u n n t t y y r r o o a a d d s s . We have added 61 R.V. Campsites complete with electric and sewer disposal along with other amenities to Hardee Lakes. The money for improvements was awarded in the form of grants requiring no advalorem dollars. I will continue to seek grants and appropriated funds to continue the expansion of the recreational activities at Hardee Lakes, thus creating greater utilization and revenue generation of the facility. T T h h i i s s w w i i l l l l a a l l s s o o a a i i d d i i n n t t h h e e d d e e v v e e l l o o p p m m e e n n t t o o f f E E c c o o t t o o u u r r i i s s m m i i n n o o u u r r c c o o u u n n t t y y . As your County Commissioner I I w w i i l l l l c c o o n n t t i i n n u u e e t t o o a a d d d d r r e e s s s s b b o o t t h h t t h h e e s s a a f f e e t t y y n n e e e e d d s s o o f f t t h h e e c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y a a n n d d p p r r o o v v i i d d e e f f o o r r c c o o n n t t i i n n u u e e d d E E c c o o n n o o m m i i c c D D e e v v e e l l o o p p m m e e n n t t so that we will be successful in attracting and expanding businesses in our community, creating much needed jobs and growth for the citizens of Hardee County. We have many hardworking and competent boards in addition to our fine county staff. These individuals face the giants daily to create a better tomorrow. I will continue to maintain a c c l l o o s s e e w w o o r r k k i i n n g g r r e e l l a a t t i i o o n n s s h h i i p p w w i i t t h h t t h h e e B B O O C C C C s s t t a a f f f f staying informed during the budget process and monitoring the budget throughout each fiscal year. It is extremely important to have the knowledge and experience necessary to work through the complicated process of government accounting and sound budget principles that keep our county in the present strong financial position. Experienced leadership and qualifications matter! A vote to RE-ELECT SUE BIRGE, for your County Commissioner, District Two, is a vote that matters! Please call me or Email me at any time with any concerns you may have. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 863 781 3536. I I a a p p p p r r e e c c i i a a t t e e y y o o u u r r s s u u p p p p o o r r t t . Sincerely,Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District TwoMEETING THE CHALLENGES, FACING THE ISSUES. PROVEN AND EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP 12B The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014
C The Herald-Advocate(USPS 578-780)Thursday, July 24, 2014 PAGE ONE stocks, said Dr. Beth Burch,lead instructor of SFSCs Biofu els Education Program. Otherenergy-related programs may in clude a course or two on biofu els, but our curriculum isdesigned around the productionof biofuels from plant or algaefeedstocks. This program will benefit our region by preparing theworkers needed to staff the bio mass growing operations andfuel production facilities,Burch said. The jobs pay well,help our local economy, and canhave a positive impact on the en vironment, if developed and op erated carefully. These aregreen-collar jobs that are future-focused, high-tech, and whereone can contribute to improvingsociety. Stu dents in the Bioenergy Educa tion Program will be required tocomplete an industry internshipwith businesses such as biogasgeneration plants, feedstockgrowers or biofuels productioncompanies. After completion of the twoyear program, graduates can goon to earn a Bachelors Degreein a biofuels-related field suchas agricultural operations man agement, agricultural and bio logical engineering,environmental management inagriculture and natural re sources, chemical engineering,natural resources and sustain ability studies. The Bioenergy Education Program was funded by a$900,000 grant from the Na tional Science Foundation in2012. SFSC is one of a smallnumber of community and statecolleges across the United Statesto have been awarded an NSFgrant. For more on the Bioenergy Education Program, contact Dr.Beth Burch, lead instructor, at(863) 784-7230 or email@example.com. Beginning this fall, South Florida State College will offera Bioenergy Education Programto provide students with a foun dation in environmental sciencesand renewable energy. With the rising interest in green chemistry and sustainabil ity, and the escalating oil prices,bioenergy is on the forefront ofthe flourishing biofuels market.Biofuels are a sustainable en ergy source made from organicmaterials or recycled oils con verted into liquid fuels. SFSCs district of Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto countieshas the ideal climate, soil com position, available agriculturalland, local infrastructure and po tential workforce to quicklyemerge as a thriving biofuel in dustry. While a number of universi ties provide advanced degrees inbiofuels and biomass produc tion, SFSC is focused on prepar ing individuals for technicianpositions. SFSCs unique Bioenergy Ed ucation Program is designed toproduce an educated workforcedesigned to meet industry de mands. It offers an Associate inScience degree in biofuels tech nology and biomass cultivation,industry certificates, and a dual-enrollment track for high-schoolstudents. The Biofuels Technology track prepares individuals to work in a biorefinery facility,and the Biomass Cultivationtrack prepares students to workin agricultural production offeedstock. The program will also provide ongoing continuing workforceeducation workshops and semi nars for professionals in the bio fuels industry to maintain andadvance their knowledge base. In recent years, the United States has begun to focus on al ternate sources of energy to curbits dependence on foreignproviders. Central Florida, withits warm, moist subtropical en vironment, is ideal for the pro duction of energy cane, sweetsorghum, and sugarcane plants upon which advancedbiofuel production relies. Com pared to corn-based methods,they produce a higher yield percultivated acre, incur lower pro duction costs, and have asmaller carbon footprint. The most common types of liquid biofuels are ethanol, an al cohol made from plant biomass,and biodiesel, a combination ofhydrocarbon chains with somesimilarities to petro diesels, butwithout the pollutants. What makes SFSCs pro gram so unique is that we arepreparing the technicians togrow feedstocks, plants or algaethat will be used for fuel produc tion, or produce biofuels,ethanol or biodiesel, from feed Bioenergy Program New To SFSC By LYSETTE CISNEROSSpecial To The Herald-Advocate I interviewed Cruz Maldonado for this assignment. There are my questions: Q: When is your birthday?A: Aug. 9, 1953.Q: Where were you born?A: Guayabal, Mexico.Q: What kind of things did your parents have you do when you gothome from school? A: If I had homework, I would do that. Then I had to cook and clean. Q: What was the first car you drove? A: It was a long and white Buick.Q: What things did you do for fun when you were my age? A: I would go outside and play ball with my brothers and sisters. Q: Did your parents allow you to date when you were my age? A: No. They did not let me date until I was 17. Q: How far was school from your house? Getting To School Meant A 3-Mile Walk A: It was about three miles.Q: How did you get to school?A: I went to school by walking.Q: Are you the only child or do you have siblings? If so, how many? A: Im not the only child. I have four brothers and four sisters! Q: What was your first job?A: My first job was working in the fields. Q: How old were you when you got married? A: I was 21 when Igot mar-ried.Back In Time is the result of a class as-signment given to ninth graders atHardee Senior High School. Each stu-dent is asked to interview an older per-son. Selected interviews are publishedhere as an encouragement to the stu-dents and for the enjoyment of our read-ers. Back Back In In Time Time *&681&3)%&<>%&9(-91& > (863) 767-8920(Road North of Aarons Rental. 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July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 3C Verna Whitfield Crews Rewarded With 100 Years By SYLVIA WEBBFor The Herald-Advocate Verna Toole Whitfield Crews of Bowling Green celebrated her100th birthday July 4. She was the first child of Al fred Thomas and Laura AliceToole. She had three sisters,Mary Alice, Miley Burnette andWillie Clyde, and two brothers,Thomas Edward and CourtneyEarl (Buck). Thomas Edwarddied during a diphtheria epi demic in 1924. Mary Alice andWillie Clyde are still living. Vernas early years were in Jackson County in north Floridawhere she was born. She recallssitting in her daddys lap whilehe played guitar. Her Dad builtconfidence in his children andtaught them they could do any thing. At age 6 Verna wouldwalk a mile to the store to buyhim chewing tobacco. He wouldtell her mother, Dont forget toput in an extra egg so she can getsome candy. Often at her fathers side, Verna by age 10 could hitch upa team of horses, tie the homestring, put on the collar, andhook up the breast chains andtraces. She could also saddle upa horse and bring in the familysherd of 60 cows. Verna could pick 100 pounds of cotton in one day, boil theclothes in the iron wash potusing potash and lye soap, andwash them using the battlingblock and rub board. She couldmake lye soap using the wastefat from the yearly hog killings. She stripped cane and helped with cooking of syrup in the big80-gallon kettle. She recalls cut ting wood by splitting the facesof stumps of trees that has beenboxed for turpentine. Other jobsincluded hoeing stubble overcane and stripping leaves offcorn stalks for livestock feed.The family per-served sweet po tatoes in a small house made ofboards, pine straw and dirt. She learned her fathers and grandparents philosophy ofhard work, a job well done, andpride in what one does. The fam ilys day began at 4 a.m. Choresincluded milking cows, shred ding corn for the five head ofmules and horses, cleaning thehouse, and helping the smallerchildren get ready for school, athree-mile walk. Her father Tom on their Lovedale farm grew cotton,corn, peanuts, sugar cane andsweet potatoes. He raised hisown meat, smoking and curingit in a self-built smokehouse. Healso put their products in a wagon and sold them in PanamaCity and Port St. Joe. Vernas mother helped her husband build their house andcould handle a gun to keep wildanimals for getting their chick ens. She could also shoot a rab bit for supper. In 1921 the family moved to Perry. Tom bought another farmto grow the primary crop of cot ton, drove a county school busand peddled fish. With the onsetof the Great Depression manyTaylor County citizens wereforced to make moonshine for aliving. Tom and Laura chose not to resort to making moonshine andloaded the old Ford Model Ttruck and set out to make a newstart, settling in Hardee Countyin 1927. Hardee was a truckfarming area. They ribbed outboards from trees in the woods,built a new smokehouse andcleared the ground for farming. Due to lack of funds Vernas formal schooling ended in theeighth grade. She recalls carry ing a school lunch of sweet po tatoes and biscuits andsometimes swapped with otherchildren for a special treat oflight bread. Her strong belief ineducation led her years later toobtain her GED high school diploma by attending nightclasses while in Indiantown. In Cottage Hill, Verna met and fell in love with James W. Whit field, the handsome son of a cit rus grower and truck farmer. In1933, after two years of court ing, the couple went on a picnicin the woods with Jays familyto celebrate the Fourth of July.Agreeing there was not need towait any longer, they borrowed$10 from Jays sister Rhoda andher husband and drove to theparsonage in the MethodistChurch and had Brother Austinmarry them. The couple made their first home in a little 16 by 16-footone-room house set beneaththree oak trees near the presentWhitfield property, which Jayhad purchased from Ed Greenebefore they married. They had abean patch a mile and a halffrom their house. She recallshow times were so hard andmoney so scarce, Verna had tosell eggs to keep up Jays $1,000life insurance policy. It was during these seven years at the honeymoon cot tage that the couple, who had nochildren of their own, began em bracing their niece Sylvia andstarted playing an important rolein her development. The War in 1941 brought with it the opportunity to better theirposition in life. Jay sought workon the air base and was hired bythe Armys post engineers towork as a heavy equipment op erator. Soon the couple loadedup cow, chickens and everythingthey owned in the truck andmoved to Sebring. For the dura tion of the war, they worked onthe base until it closed down andthen moved to another, whichrequired moves to PompanoBeach, Boca Raton, Key Westand Delray. Verna was always able to find profitable employment whenshe needed it. Her work experi ence included cashiering at andA&P, working as a salad girl ata fancy hotel, a soda fountainclerk at one of the bases, a stockclerk, and an upholsterer of fur niture. At the end of the war in 1945, Troop Bros. Construction Com-pany hired Jay to clear land forthem. By that time working withheavy equipment and operatinga big dozier had become secondnature to him. The couplemoved to Indian-town to live onthe Circle T Ranch. While livingin the two-story ranch houseVerna kept seven men as board ers in the upstairs rooms, mak ing biscuits and packing theirlunches, thus earning herselfspending money. In 1948 they moved into the city and lived in the Hinsonhouse. Jay had been hired toclear land for P.L. Hinson. Mar tin County hired Verna as man ager of the school lunchroom,where for the next 11 years shewas to show her cooking expe rience. Generous farmers in thearea brought trucks of corn andother vegetables to supplementthe governments establishedmenu. She earned the reputationas having the best lunchroom in the county and was affection ately known to the students asAunt Verna. She also served as aGirl Scout leader. One of Jays and Vernas lifelong dreams was to buy propertyand return to Hardee County.They made a down payment on20 acres with the $1,000 theyhad saved while working in KeyWest. An Indiantown friend,Mrs. Williamson, brought them$4,000 cash in a paper bag touse for the down payment on 36acres where the Whitfield groveand homestead is now located. This began a series of week end trips from Indiantown toBowling Green to clear land andimprove the existing grove. TheWhitfields long-awaited newhome was begun in 1959. In1962 they loaded a large truckwith all their possessions andmade their final move. This joyous occasion appeared to initiate a three-yearchain reaction of tragic eventsthat tested Vernas character andfaith. Prior to their move, Jayhad become critically ill and hadto have hernia surgery, the hor rendous Donna hurricane hit inSeptember of the following year,and in February a severe freezethreatened not only the crop butthe trees themselves. In 1964 theultimate tragedy occurred. Jaypassed away due to kidney fail ure, leaving Verna not onlybereft of her beloved mate butfurther crippled with a debtclose to $75,000. Faith in my self and the faith others had inme was all that kept me going. She was able to pay interest on the $60,000 Federal LandBank mortgage, and ProductionCredit agreed to make her a loanto buy a pump and pipe. In 1967her nephew Ronnie Kelley came to live with her and attendschool. Verna influenced many young lives in a positive manner. Herlove of adventure and excite ment of seeing new faces in dis tant places had led her all overthe world. Like her father before her, she is a lover of the earth and whatit produces. Throughout life shemaintained a garden. Her pas sion for growing roses and otherflowers has kept her lawn one ofthe show places of the country side. For years she was a mem ber and leader of the WauchulaGarden Club and the Farm Bu reau. She joined the Order of theEastern Star in 1969 and servedas Worthy Matron in 1973 and1977. It was through the Eastern Star that Verna met CharlesCrews in 1986. Both had losttheir mates and were seekingnew friendships to fill the voidin their lives. A friendship led toa beautiful romantic relationshipwhich each experienced a sec ond teenage years. They weremarried in November of 1989 ina memorial sunset garden wed ding on the Whitfield lawn. Eighteen months later in 1991 tragedy stuck again when Vernadiscovered Charles had met witha fatal accident in the irrigationpond. Verna has endured with strength, grace and optimism allthe trials and hardships she hadto face. Her Jesus Loves Youwhen answering the phone is aconstant reminder that God isthe sustaining force of her life,her niece Sylvia Webb wrote onVernas 80th birthday. Twentyyears later Verna is still a rolemodel and blessing to manypeople. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Verna Toole Whitfield Crews is congratulated on her 100th birthday by friends Bruce and Janice Durrance. 7:24c Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two Re-Elect Sue Birge Hardee County Commissioner District Two. Cooperative\ko-a-p(e)ra-tiv\adj: A: Marked by willingness and abilityto work with others. Cooperation is essential to oursuccess in Hardee County.My record as a diligent and yet cooperative commissioner is one in which I am proud of. 7:24c 4:3-3:26,2015c
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July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 5C DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can help me. I am 67 yearsold and have been sweatingprofusely from my head forabout six years. I believe it issecondary hyperhidrosis. Noone in my family has this prob lem. The sweating seems tohappen at all different times,but not at night. The moistureruns in rivulets from my scalpanytime from morning toevening, but mostly in themorning. I tried stopping my water pill, but it still happened. Ithappened when I stopped vita mins and took only my medica tions for physical problems.My doctor tested my thyroid,and it was fine. Please help me, as it is an embarrassing ailment, and ithappens no matter the seasonor what I have eaten. I dodrink tea and coffee, but notsoda. There are people whohave said I should take Botox,but I have little faith in theproduct, as it can cause serioushealth problems and death. M.E. ANSWER: "Hyperhidrosis" simply means "too much sweat."I think you probably have pri mary hyperhidrosis, meaningthat the sweating is the onlyproblem, as opposed to second ary, which means it's due tosomething else. Other conditionsthat can lead to secondary hyper hidrosis include the thyroid dis ease your doctor looked for, and medications (which it also does n't seem to be). Other rarecauses, such as tuberculosis andlymphoma, surely would haveproduced other symptoms bynow. The most common sites for hyperhidrosis are the palms,armpits and soles of the feet.Nearly everybody sweats inthose places, but with hyper hidrosis, the amount of sweat ismuch greater than normal andcan have serious emotional, pro fessional and social effects. The first treatment I would recommend would be a prescrip tion antiperspirant, either alu minum chloride (Xerac) ortopical glycopyrrolate (availableby compounding pharmacies inthe U.S. and Canada). The scalpis a harder place than most toapply it, but after applying, youcan dry with a hair dryer, and usea plastic shower cap to keep themedicine on at nighttime. Occa sionally, oral medications suchas clonidine are used. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is usually quite safe in experthands. A last resort is surgery toremove the sympathetic nervesto the scalp, a procedure that'svery effective. DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you wrote,"Some people can't absorbfructose." I'd like to knowmore about that. What are theside effects of the inability toabsorb fructose? How does that happen? I.N. ANSWER: Fructose is a sugar naturally found in fruits,but also in sweeteners, especiallyhoney and high-fructose cornsyrup. Other sugars, such as glu cose, improve fructose absorp tion. Few people get symptomsjust from natural foods, becausethese contain the other naturalsugars that improve fructose ab sorption. On the other hand, sor bitol (a "sugar alcohol")decreases fructose absorption. Almost half the population cannot completely absorb fruc tose, and the more fructose peo ple take in, the greater the risk ofthe symptoms of malabsorption,including diarrhea, gas andbloating. I recommend against HFCS for many reasons, but this is an other one. For people with symp toms of malabsorption, Irecommend a trial of reducingfructose and sorbitol. Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual letters,but will incorporate them in thecolumn whenever possible.Readers may email questions toToYourGoodHealth@med.cor nell.edu. To view and orderhealth pamphlets, visit www.rb mamall.com, or write to P.O. Box536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. To Your By JOAN SEAMANOf The Herald-Advocate In the battle of the unbeaten league leaders, Mosiac hasemerged as the only undefeatedteam left. Mosaic leads the nine teams in the 2014 Mens CommunityLeague with its 6-0 record.Gilliard Fill Dirt dropped to 5-1and Peace River Electric Co-op erative (PRECo) is at 5-1. Be hind them are III Ranches, R&GLabs/New Era, Bayside Com munity Church, Hardee MotorCo., Barbaro Calves Draftingand the Disciples. Playing around the showers, its still easy to see who are themost experienced teams whoweather the rainstorms and op ponents. Games on July 15 wererained out, but all others in thepast two week were played. On July 8, the two games played on Field 4 were barn-burners. In the early game, IIIRanches outlasted PRECo 11-10. III Ranches used balanced scoring for its win. Kaleb Saun ders, Lincoln Saunders andMark McGee each circled thebases twice, while Jake Bolin,Jason Williams, Cody Gullatt,Bobby Carraway and Will Tysoneach added a run. For PRECo, itwas leadoff batter Kalan Royalwith three trips around the bases,while Mikey Driskell added twomore and Brian Pohl, KyleLong, Scott Stevens, Peck Har ris and Jona-than Pleger hadsolo scores. The Field 4 nightcap was equally thrilling, with Barbaroskipping past Hardee Motor 27-24. Elias Rivera and Bobby Flo res were each four-run battersfor Barbaro, with Cody Rawls,Roy Rodriguez and Robert Mar tinez chipping in with three runsapiece. Billy circled the basesfour times for Hardee Motor,while Dominic Allen, MikeDavila and Chris Thompsonadded three runs apiece. Meanwhile, over on Field 3, R&G Labs/New Era won 28-6over the Disciples in the 6:45game. Colton Mills circled the bases four times for R&G, whileMikey Retana, Josh Rickett,Brandon Holton, Valentine Ros ales and Will Tyson each hadtriple tallies. For the Disciples itwas Dan Smith and DanielChapa with twin scores andRamiro Briones and Reid Ben ton with one apiece. In the 8:45 game, Gilliard bashed Bayside 38-6. For Gilliard, leadoff batter Brent Gilliard, Mario Tamayoand Willie Dickerson were eachfive-tally batters, with ChrisKnight and Brad Gilliard eachpicking up four runs. AndrewHinojosa was the only twin-tallybatter for Bayside, with MarkGilliard, Sam Rivera, TravisSimpson, Daniel Garcia andAdam Juarez each adding a run. In the Field 3 opener on July 10, PRECo downed HardeeMotor 17-2. Will Tyson and Josh Conerly each scored three times forPRECo, with Billy Alexy, Long,Pohl and Jared Brooker addingtwo runs each. Quentin Blundelland Will scored for HardeeMotor. In the Field 3 nightcap, R&G downed III Ranches 25-15. Jeremy Mendoza, Kody Porter, Will Tyson and MattGruebel each circled the basesthree times for R&G, with Jus-tin Forrester, Joe, Yogi Lozanoadding two runs each. For IIIRanches, it was Fred Hodgeswith three trips to home, andBolin, Tyson and Parker Carltonadding two runs each. On Field 4, Mosaic won 25-5 over Bayside in the early game. Weston Johnson came around to score four times for Mosaic,with Jason Johnson, Lewis Mar tin, Austin Helms, Travis Mc Clenithan and Todd Rogersadding three runs apiece. MarkGilliard came home twice forBayside, with Willie Gilliard,Rivera and Josh Johnson addingsolo scores. In the late game, Gilliard downed the Disciples 28-8. Brek McClenithan put four runs on the board for Gilliard.Bent Gilliard, Lamar Gilliard,Ruben Rivas, Nathan Fuller andMario Tamayo each scored threetimes. The Disciples scored ahalf dozen times in the first in ning, with Julian Garcia, RichTaylor, Ramiro Briones, AaronBriones, Dan Smith and JohnnyHuron coming home. ChadSmith scored in the secondframe and Dan Smith added an other score in the third. Games on July 15 were rained out. On July 17, in the opener, Mo saic and Gilliard battled it out,with Mosaic prevailing 21-17.Gilliard took the early lead, butMosaic used an eight-run sev enth inning for the win. Michael Carte scored in all of his four at-bats for Mosaic.Travis McClenithan and DaltonHewett were triple-tally batters.For Gilliard, it was Lester Horn beck with four trips to homeplate and Brent Gilliard withtrips across home plate. In the Field 4 late game, R&G swept past Bayside 25-4. Forrester, Holton, Yogi Lozano and Will Tyson were allthree-tally hitters for R&G. ForBayside, it was Willie Gilliard,Hinojosa, Daniel Garcia andJesus Rodriguez making the tripto home plate. On Field 3, the 6:45 game was a close encounter, with IIIRanches winning 14-10 overBarbaro. Kaleb Saunders came home three times for III Ranches. Lin coln Saunders, Hodges and Willscored two runs apiece. BrandonFranks, Jaime Rojas, RubenRivera and Roy Rodriguez wereall twin-tally batters for Barbaro. In the 8:15 game on Field 3, PRECo won 22-12 over the Dis ciples. Doyle Tyson, Brian Alexy, Conerly and Jamie Holcomb allcircled the bases three times forPRECo. Long and Brookeradded twin scores. For the Dis ciples, Dan Smith, Ram Brionesand Steve Fisher were all two-score batters. Tristan Lanier,Aaron Briones, Keith Simpson,Elis Herrera, Shawn Palmes andPete DeLuna added a run apiece. Mosaic Leads Mens League 7:24c 1. Who was the last rookie shortstop before Pete Kozma in2013 to start for the St. LouisCardinals on Opening Day? 2. Name the last pitcher be fore the Los Angeles Dod-gers'Clayton Kershaw (2011-13) tolead the majors in ERA for threeconsecutive years. 3. In 2012, Washington's Robert Griffin III became thefourth NFL quarterback since1970 to rush for 800 yards in aseason. Name two of the otherthree. 4. How many Final Fours has the Ohio State men's basketballteam reached since the Buck eyes' last championship in 1960? 5. Mike Babcock set a record in 2014 for most career coachingvictories for the Detroit RedWings (415). Whose mark didhe pass? 6. Who was the captain of the U.S. men's World Cup soccerteam in 2002 and 2006? 7. Name the last American male before Meb Keflezighi towin the Boston Marathon. ANSWERS 1. Ray Busse, in 1973.2. Atlanta's Greg Maddux (1993-95). 3. Randall Cunningham (1990), Bobby Douglass (1972)and Michael Vick (2004, 2006). 4. Six times, the last in 2012.5. Jack Adams (1928-47), with 413. 6. Claudio Reyna.7. Greg Meyer, in 1983. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek
6C The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 252013CA000558 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ROSSANNA RIZO-PATRON AKA ROSSANNA RIZO PATRON, FIORELLA FIORANI, CACH, LLC, CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A., FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSSANNA RIZO-PATRON AKA ROSSANNA RIZO PATRON, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure filed July 7, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 252013CA000558 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Wauchula, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the second floor hallway outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL. 33873 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 30 day of July, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE E 1/8 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SEC TION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 89 55` 58" EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1108.95 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 08` 02" WEST AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE W 1/2 OF THE E 1/2 OF SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 08` 02" WEST FOR A DIS TANCE OF 198.85 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 55` 58" EAST FOR A DIS TANCE OF 378.11 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK ROAD, THENCE NORTH 36 03` 45" WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.20 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 55` 58" WEST FOR A DIS TANCE OF 232.72 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE WEST 25.00 FEET FOR ROAD EASEMENT, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE E 1/8 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SEC TION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 89 55` 58" EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1108.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 08` 02" WEST AND PARALLEL WITH EAST LINE OF THE W 1/2 OF E 1/2 OF SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE OF 223.85 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 08` 02" WEST FOR A DIS TANCE OF 138.15 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 55` 58" EAST FOR A DIS TANCE OF 479.12 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK ROAD, THENCE NORTH 36 03` 45" WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 171.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 55` 58" WEST FOR A DIS TANCE OF 378.11 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE WEST 25.00 FEET FOR ROAD EASEMENT, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.7:17,24c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE TENTH CIRCUIT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252014CA000085 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. DANA SLAUGHTER A/K/A DANA T. SLAUGHTER; et al, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DANA SLAUGHTER A/K/A DANA T. SLAUGHTER Last Known Address 4590 S. ATLANTIC BLVD., UNIT 249 PORT ORANGE, FL 32127 Current Residence is Unknown UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD W. BOATWRIGHT, JR. Last Known Address 39 MEADOWLAKE CIR N LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hardee County, Florida: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 6, CARLTON & MCEWEN AD DITION TO THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 35 AND 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD Legal Group P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, firstname.lastname@example.org, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attor neys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 10, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, per sons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the Hardee County Courthouse. Telephone 863-773-4174 or 1-800-9558770 via Florida Relay Service.7:17,24c ____________________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252013CA000153 CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. MARK A. FRANKS A/K/A MARK FRANKS, AMY ABBOTT FRANKS A/K/A AMY FRANKS AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE N otice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Fore closure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 11, 2014, in the Cir cuit Court of Hardee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Hardee County, Florida described as: LOT 21, BLOCK A, KNOLLWOOD SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 32, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1037 MAGNOLIA LN, WAUCHULA, FL 33873; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the high est and best bidder, for cash, All sales are held at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida (Second Floor Hallway outside of Room 202), on July 30, 2014 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12 day of June, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker Deputy Clerk7:17,24c_______________________________ Courthouse Report COUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the office of the county court: Shane Conway Leady, 43, of Zolfo Springs, and Jennifer A. Spencer, 37, of Bowling Green. Gregory Lee Howard, 49, of Mount Vernon, Ky., and Martha Klein Ladwig, 54, of Zolfo Springs. Floyd Fairley Hardee, 83, of Fort Myers, and Jeral Guyton Hardee, 73, of Fort Myers. Jose Luis Diaz-Silva, 18, of Wauchula, and Karen Rubi Suarez-Andrade, 19, Bowling Green. Michael Dean Roberts, 36, of Wauchula, and Sandra Calderon, 38, of Wauchula. The following small claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Maria Rodriguez, stipulated agreement approved, case dismissed. Capital One Bank vs. Avis C. Stokes, stipulated agreement ap proved, case dismissed. Capital One Bank vs. Henry M. Evans, voluntary dismissal. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. a/s/o Sandra Lantz vs. Jason McCarty, voluntary dismissal. Valencia Gardens Apartments vs. Kyle Heine, voluntary dismissal. There was no misdemeanor court last week due to the judges absence. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the circuit court: Kimberly Faith Darty vs. Roger Darty, petition for injunction for protection. Meredith Wolfe vs. Donald Wolfe, petition for injunction for protection. Tessa Lynn Jeffery and Christopher James Jeffery, di vorce. John Andrew Whidden and Ashley Louise Whidden, divorce. Maria DelCarmel Vallejo vs. Brittany Baker, petition for in junction for protection. Christopher Michael Keller and Samantha Marie Keller, divorce. Oscar Benavides vs. Sergio G. Benavides, petition for in junction for protection. Katona Perry and Gregory Mike Perry, divorce. Michelle Lee Knight and the state Department of Revenue (DOR) vs. Joseph Kyle Knight, petition for administrative child support order. Karina Fernandez and DOR vs. Jesus Hiram Flores, petition for administrative child support order. Crystal Sanders and Alexander Elijah Sanders, divorce. Brittany Baker vs. Maria Del Carmel Vallejo, petition for in junction for protection. Julia Darceus and DOR vs. Tony Cherenfant, petition for child support. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the cir cuit court were handed down recently by the circuit court judge: Melissa Peve and DOR vs. Derek Stonis, modification of child support. Jason Edward Flores vs. Aaron Leavins, warden, Hardee Correctional Institution, inmate petition transferred to Leon County. Miguel Angel Cardenas vs. Brittany S. Baker and DOR, order. Sandra Jimenez vs. Francisco Jimenez-Moreno, dismissal of temporary injunction for protec tion. Kayla Hopwood vs. Casey Hopwood, injunction for protec tion. Ager Sampson vs. Katrina Daniels, petition for injunction for protection denied. Jennifer Flores vs. Adam Esquivel, dismissal of temporary injunction for protection. John T. Schneider vs. Michael D. Crews, state Depart ment of Corrections, inmate petition transferred to Leon County. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Michael Flippin et al, voluntary dismissal. Bank of America vs. Jennifer L. Hensley Albritton, foreclo sure sale set aside, case dis missed. Suntrust Bank Inc. vs. Vanessa Miller et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. HSBC Bank as trustee vs. Tomas Maya, Martha P. Maya et al, judgment of mortgage fore closure. Citibank as trustee vs. Sandra L. Hernandez et al, judgment of mortgage foreclosure. NationStar Mortgage Inc. vs. Rossana Rizo-Patron et al, judg ment of mortgage foreclosure. Nora Wheeler and DOR vs. Ernest Wayne Wheeler, order. Wauchula State Bank vs. Jesus Valerio-Acosta and Brenda Trevino-Valerio et al, judgment. NationStar Mortgage Inc. vs. Amy Lynn McGowin et al, judg ment of mortgage foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Christopher J. Eures, Alicia Par rish Eures et al, voluntary dis missal. First National Bank of Wauchula vs. Ida Mendoza as personal representative, judg ment of mortgage foreclosure. Patricia Keller vs. Gregory Simmons Jr., dismissal of in junction for protection. Katona Perry vs. Gregory Perry, injunction for protection. The following felony criminal cases have been disposed of recently by the circuit judge. Defendants have been adjudicated guilty unless noted otherwise. When adju dication is withheld, it is pend ing successful completion of probation. Sentences are pur suant to an investigative re port by and the recommendation of the state probation office and also state sentencing guidelines. Final discretion is left to the judge. Joel Calvillo, battery on a law enforcement officer, 26 months Florida State Prison with credit for 785 days served, $1,170 fines, costs and fees placed on lien; two counts battery on a detention facility employee and re sisting arrest without violence, not prosecuted; possession of drug paraphernalia, 364 days in jail, $675 fines, costs and fees; domestic assault and criminal mischief, time served, $977 fines, costs and fees. Joshua Caine Lanham, pos session of methamphetamine and possession of drug para phernalia, one year one day Florida State Prison with credit for 264 days served, $795 fines, costs and fees placed on lien; vi olation of probation (original charges three counts aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, probation revoked, 11 years Florida State Prison with credit for 264 days served, $720 fines, costs and fees placed on lien. Kyle Travis Robertson, bur glary of a dwelling, grand theft, burglary of a structure and dealing in stolen property, one year community control house ar rest, plus probation four years, $1,405 fines, costs and fees; grand theft (second charge), not prosecuted. Fermin Albarran-Rios, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, probation four years, designated violent offender of special concern, $1,532 fines, costs and fees; aggravated as sault with a deadly weapon (sec ond charge), not prosecuted. Oatney Borges, motion to ter minate probation early (original charges possession of a structure for sale/manufacture of a con trolled substance and grand theft), motion denied. Hector Daniel Flores, aggra vated battery to cause bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer without violence, five months in jail with credit for 118 days served, $1,872 fines, costs and fees. Richard Jackson, violation of probation (original charges ut tering a forged check and grand theft), 30 days in jail, resume probation, $250 costs/-fees added to outstanding fines, costs and fees. Daniell Sherell Randall, in troducing contraband into a state correctional institution, adjudi cation withheld, probation three years, $686 fines, costs and fees; possession of synthetic mari juana, not prosecuted. Candice Toothman, failure to redeliver leased equipment, not prosecuted. The following real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the office of the clerk of court: Peavy Family Investments to Mariano Gomez, Jimmy Gomez and Mark Anthony Gomez, $23,000. MidFirst Bank to federal Housing and Urban Devel-op ment, $69,300. Hulbert Properties to William Anderson and Regina An derson, $39,000. _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 252013CA000274 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. TOMAS MAYA; MARTHA P. MAYA A/K/A MARTHA MAYA; UNKNOWN TENANT ; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7 day of July, 2014, and entered in Case No. 252013CA000274, of the Cir cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir cuit in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORA TION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 is the Plaintiff and TOMAS MAYA MARTHA P. MAYA A/K/A MARTHA MAYA; and UN KNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDE ROOM 202 OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873, 11:00 AM on the 30 day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, AND RUN NORTH 165 FEET, THENCE EAST 660 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 165 FEET, THENCE WEST 660 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO SOME TIMES DESCRIBED AS: THE SOUTH 165 FEET OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SEC TION 3, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or serv ice of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in ad vance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possi ble. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 8 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk7:17,24c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 252010CA000642 SUNTRUST BANK, INC., Plaintiff, vs. VANESSA MILLER A/K/A VANESSA A. MILLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VANESSA MILLER A/K/A VANESSA A. MILLER; ERROL DRUMMOND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERROL MILLER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure filed July 7, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 252010CA000642 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee County, Wauchula, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the second floor hallway outside of Room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL. 33873 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 30 day of July, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 16, OF THE PLAT OF TOWN CREEK RANCH AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK B-47 AT PAGES 2 AND 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8 day of July, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.7:17,24c_______________________________ _______________________________ IN THE TENTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 252013CA000566 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. WANDA FAYE KING; et al., Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 252013CA000566 of the Circuit Court in and for Hardee County, Florida, wherein FED ERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE AS SOCIATION is Plaintiff and WANDA FAYE KING; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash 2nd floor hall outside room 202 of the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873,11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, towit: LOT 3, BLOCK 7, AVALON PARK ADDITION TO WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 275, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, per sons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Hardee County Courthouse. Telephone 863 -7734174 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Wauchula, Florida on April 30, 2014. VICTORIA L. ROGERS As Clerk, Circuit Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk7:24,31c_______________________________ ABOUT ...Letters To The EditorThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste and include the writers full name, address and daytime telephone number for verifi cation. 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July 24, 2014, The Herald-Advocate 7C Crime Blotter During the past week, sheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests: COUNTY July 20, Carmen Vega, 27, of 404 Peace Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz on a charge of failure to appear when promised. July 20, Rene Guzman, 42, of 1127 Huss Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Skylar Clark and charged with DUI. July 20, thefts at Edison Avenue and at Dade Street were reported. July 19, Jose Genaro Flores, 39, of 630 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz and charged with ag gravated battery and depriving a victim/witness with means of com munication. July 19, thefts on Lake Branch Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported. July 18, Ricardo Zuniga, 24, of 624 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz on a charge of violation of probation. July 18, a tag stolen on River Road and a theft on Colson Road were reported. July 17, Misty Candance Alloway, 24, of 1362 Blue Jay Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged with battery. July 17, Thayson Lacey Quinn, 51, of 212 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of tormenting/depriving an animal. July 17, Leticia Maria Silva-Carpintero, 32, of 1524 SE Carnahan Ave., Arcadia, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with selling methamphetamine, destroying or fabricating evidence, resisting an officer by disguised ID and possession of drug paraphernalia. July 17, Roger William Clayton, 31, of 9982 SW Lettuce Lake Ave., Arcadia, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a vehicle/structure to sell drugs, resisting an officer without violence and fleeing to elude an officer. July 17, residential burglaries on Boyd Cowart Road and on Mowatt Street, and thefts on Lois Lane and on Hanchey Road were reported. July 16, Patrick Kyle Benitez, 28, of 300 Tecumseh Rd., Fort Meade, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of viola tion of probation. July 16, Ronald Kilpatrick Jr., 34, of 202 Walton Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. July 16, a theft on Tangelo Circle was reported. July 14, Jose Rubio Gonzalez, 45, of 1833 U.S. 17 N., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Cruz and charged with lar ceny petit theft. July 14, thefts on Peterson Street, on Terrier Drive and on Steve Roberts Special were reported. WAUCHULA July 19, Bradley Merchant, 22, of 810 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Off. William Smith and charged with larceny theft. July 19, a vehicle stolen on South Eighth Avenue and a theft on South First Avenue were reported. July 18, thefts on South 11th Avenue and on South 10th Avenue were reported. July 17, a theft on North Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was reported. July 15, John Henry Peterson, 69, of 338 Stenstrom Rd., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith on an out-of-county war rant. July 14, Oscar Omar Sambrano, 37, of 603 S. First Ave., Wauchula, and Enrique Sanchez, 31, of 606 E. Bay St., Wauchula, were arrested by Ofc. Jesse Poole and each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Sambrano was also charged with trafficking in amphetamine or methamphetamine and resisting an officer with out violence. Sanchez was also charged with possession of metham phetamine. July 14, a residential burglary on East Palmetto Street and a theft on South Eighth Avenue were reported. BOWLING GREEN July 18, a theft on East Lemon Street was reported. July 16, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way was reported. NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTNotice is given that the Districts Proposed Agency Action is approval of the application for a Water Use Permit to serve Bowling Green Plant activities. The total authorized with drawal is 23,500 GPD, Peak Month is 25,100 GPD, and Maximum is 48,400 GPD. The project is located in Hardee County, Section(s) 06, Township 33 South, Range 24 East. The permit applicant is Oldcastle Lawn & Garden Inc. whose address is 6681 N CR 663, Bowling Green, FL 33834. The permit No. is 20 020436.000. The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa Service Office, Water Use Permit Bureau 7601 U.S. Highway. 301 Tampa, Florida 33637-6759.NOTICE OF RIGHTSAny person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action regarding this matter may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the sub stantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chap ter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice. Failure to file a request for hear ing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the po sition taken by it in the notice of agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District in this matter have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regarding the Districts final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing. 7:24c SURVIVORS PENSION Veterans Affairs provides pension benefits to qualifying surviv ing spouses and unmarried children of deceased veterans with wartime service. Eligibility To be eligible, spouses must not have remarried and children must be under age 18, or under age 23 if attending a VA-approved school, or permanently incapable of self-support because of disabil ity before age 18. Surviving spouses and children must have qualifying income. The veteran must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, and must have had 90 days or more of active mil itary service, at least one day of which was during a period of war, or a service-connected disability justifying discharge. Longer peri ods of service may be required for veterans who entered active duty on or after Sept. 8, 1980, or Oct. 16, 1981, if an officer. If the veteran died in service but not in the line of duty, sur vivors pension may be payable if the vet completed at least two years of honorable service. Children who become incapable of self-support because of a disability before age 18 may be eligible as long as the condition ex ists, unless the child marries or the childs income exceeds the ap plicable limit. Payment The pension provides a monthly payment to bring an eligible persons income to a level established by law. The payment is re duced by the annual income from other sources, such as Social Se curity. The payment may be increased if the recipient has unreimbursed medical expenses that can be deducted from countable income. Aid & Attendance/Housebound Benefits Surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA survivors pension are eligible for a higher maximum pension rate if they quality for aid and attendance or housebound benefits. An eligible individual may qualify if he requires the regular aid of another person in order to perform personal functions re-quired for everyday living, or is bedridden, a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity, blind or permanently and substan tially confined to his immediate premises because of a disability Surviving spouses who are ineligible for a basic survivors pen sion based on annual income may still be eligible for a survivors pension if they are eligible for aid and attendance or housebound benefits because a higher income limit applies. In addition, unreimbursed medical expenses for nursing-home or home-health care may be used to reduce countable annual in come, which may result in a higher pension benefit. For more information, visit va.gov online. It is an excellent user-friendly website. E-mail claims questions to email@example.com.Larry Pelton is local Veterans Services officer and adjutant of American Legion Post No. 2. This column will provide information to veterans and their families regarding Veterans Administration monetary and medical benefits. It will also feature the local American Legion and its dedication to public service in Hardee County. SaluteBy Larry PeltonHardee County Veterans Services Your Business Could Appear Here!Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels The Herald Advocate 773-3255 or www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PNC C/O TC TAMPA 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was as sessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 631 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 Parcel ID Number: 04-34-25-0350-0000I-0008 Description of Property: COM AT NE COR OF BLK I & RUN W ALONG N BDRY LINE 150 1/4 FT TO POB THEN RUN W ALONG N ERN BDRY LINE 49 FT THEN 5 TO PT EQUI DISTANCE BETWEEN THE N ERN & S ERN BDRY LINES THEN E 49 FT THEN N TO POB BLK I 258P467 262P27 290P322 DC/302P565 PMR/10/84 316P598 316P600 336P84 PMR/8-07(JRM, JR 726P572 (DCJRM,JR) 73GP1336 200725007973PET/7973(DC-JRM, JR) 200725007975-ORDER 200825003388 200825003546 SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: MARVIN WILLIAMS AND TAMMY FRIEL Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 27th day of AUGUST, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 9thday of JULY, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252013TD081XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5127:17-8:7c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HARRIET KAY WISE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said cer tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 883 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008 Parcel ID Number: 13-36-25-0850-00092-0001 Description of Property: DESCRIPTION: LOTS 2 & 3 BLK 92 LINCOLN PARK SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: TIMOTHY TALLY Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 27THday of AUGUST, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 9thday of JULY, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252014TD007XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5127:17-8:7c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HARRIET KAY WISE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said cer tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1433 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008 Parcel ID Number: 13-36-25-0850-00092-00A1 Description of Property: DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 BLK 92 LINCOLN PARK SUBD SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE STRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF C.T. RATLIFF AND J.W. POSEY Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hallway outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 27THday of AUGUST, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 9thday of JULY, 2014 Victoria L. Rogers Clerk of Circuit Court Hardee County, Florida AD No: 1 By: LAURA L. BARKER, Deputy Clerk Tax Deed File No.: 252014TD006XXXX Pursuant to F.S. 197.5127:17-8:7c _______________________________ NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULUATION FARM LABOR PROGAM IN RE: THE PRACTICE OF FARM LABOR RAUL ESTRADA 3642 US HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890 CASE NO.: 2014000756 LICENSE: 203 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Melinda Gray, Service of Process Unit, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2206, (850) 488-0062. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by August 7, 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at a hearing pursuant to 120.57(2), F.S. before the Department of Business and Profes sional Regulation Farm Labor Program. In accordance with the Ameri cans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the pro ceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone: (850) 2576097; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service.7:10-31c ____________________________________
8C The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2014 J J u u s s t t P P e e a a c c h h y y Fresh, ripe summertime peaches fat, deep-yellowglobes, awash in the color of asunset. Peaches epitomize the extrav agance of the season of sunshinydays and the abundance thatcomes with them. It takes somany things to happen at just theright time for this truly preciousfruit to produce its bounty. If thewinter is cold for just enoughdays, and if the spring comes atjust the right time, and if thelovely pink buds are allowed tobloom and are not interrupted bymixed-up temperatures, and ifrain comes but not the hail, andif the sun shines for long enough,we are rewarded. Unlike some berries and mel ons that produce flowers in suc cession, and therefore have anextended fruiting season, peachtrees, like most fruit trees, formtheir flowers in unison, and likea choir, they come to a crescendoall together, at the same time.The only grace is that differentvarieties bloom at differenttimes. If you have a favoritepeach, you need to know this im portant fact and be ready to claimyour share. No wonder we cher ish them so. This delicious fruit is good in sweet as well as savory dishes. KitchenDivaBy Angela Medearis & Gina Harlow Peaches shine in cobblers andpreserves, pies and cakes, and asa relish, salsa or a chutney. Peo ple will debate whether a sugaryfresh peach should be messedwith at all, but peaches are sogood at holding their unique fla vor, even when boiled with sugarand cinnamon for a jam, that agood peach will elevate what ever it is you decide to do with it. Peaches, too, are like a sym phonic variation on a theme,with hundreds of types that growwell in temperate climates. Thereare yellow peaches and whitepeaches, freestone and cling stone, all with slightly differentcharacteristics that lend them selves to one culinary use overanother. Clingstone peaches areusually the first to become avail able in many regions and are de licious for out-of-hand eating. Freestone peaches arrive later in the season. Because the fleshcomes away easily from the pitor stone in this variety, freestonepeaches are easier to work within culinary preparations, andthey're also firmer and will holdup to heat. White peaches areusually sweeter, like juicy candy,but because they contain morewater, they don't hold up as wellas yellow peaches when cooking. They are wonderful for raw preparations, though. No matter what variety of peach you select, they'll shine inthis recipe for my Seashore Lay ered Peach Salad. It's like sum mertime on a plate! SEASHORE LAYERED PEACH SALAD Sometimes my palate craves fresh, lump crabmeat, but mypurse isn't in agreement with theprice. In those cases, I use themore budget-friendly imitationcrabmeat, which is made ofpieces of white fish flavored totaste like crab.1 pound fresh jumbo lumpcrabmeat2 tablespoons lemon zest1 tablespoon mayonnaise1 tablespoon Greek yogurt1/2 teaspoon dry mustard orstone-ground mustard5 tablespoons fresh lemonjuice, divided1/2 jalapeno pepper, seededand finely diced1/4 cup finely diced celery2 green onions, green andwhite parts, finely chopped1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper5 to 6 medium peaches (about1 3/4 pounds), unpeeled andcoarsely chopped1 tablespoon honey3 medium avocados, dicedSalad Mix (arugula, kale,spinach, romaine, carrots, etc.) 1. Pick through crabmeat, re moving any bits of shell. Whisktogether lemon zest, mayon naise, yogurt, mustard and 1 ta blespoon of the lemon juice.Gently fold in the jalapeno pep per, celery, onions, salt, pepperand crabmeat, using a rubberspatula to keep lumps of crab meat intact. 2. Stir together the peaches and remaining lemon juice. Re serve 3 cups of the peach mix ture. In a food processor, pulsehoney, remaining peach mixtureand 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pep per 8 to 10 times or until smooth. 3. Spoon 1/4 cup pureed peach mixture onto a chilledplate. Place a 3 1/2-inch roundcutter in center of peach mixtureon plate. (A ramekin or a clean,empty tuna can with both endsremoved may be used instead.)Spoon one-fourth of diced avo cados and 1/2 cup reservedchopped peach mixture into cut ter or ramekin, packing eachlayer firmly. Top with about 1/2cup of the crab mixture. Care fully remove cutter or ramekinfrom the plate. 4. Repeat procedure with re maining pureed peach mixture, avocado, chopped peach mix ture, and crab mixture on eachplate. Arrange desired amount oflettuce greens around each lay ered salad. Serve immediately.Serves 4.Angela Shelf Medearis is anaward-winning children's author,culinary historian and the authorof seven cookbooks. Her newcookbook is "The Kitchen Diva'sDiabetic Cookbook." Her web site is www.divapro.com. ReadGina Harlow's Blog about foodand gardening at www.peach esandprosciutto.com. Recipesmay not be reprinted withoutpermission from Angela ShelfMedearis. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis It pays to advertise in your Hometown Newspaper We are saving this space just for Y Y O O U U !The HeraldAdvocate 115 S. 7th Ave. 773-3255 www.TheHeraldAdvocate.com Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Sue Birge, Republican for Hardee County Commissioner District Two Honesty\ a-nes-te\n: A: Fairness and straightforwardness of con-duct B: adherence to the facts C:Sincerity Re-Elect Sue Birge Hardee County Commissioner District Two. I have always been honest in my dealings with the publicand the business affairs ofthe county. I study the issues thoroughly 7:24c 7:24c