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Plant City steps up to the plate The game has begun. Plant City commissioners take next step toward Sports Village. SEE PAGE 5

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Ghostbusters take over MAKE In a fun and educational gathering at the Mr. Sebas ice cream store, members of MAKE Plant City flocked to learn about Master Craft Memorials and how they handcraft monuments that withstand the test of time. In honor of Halloween, Fin, Rita, and Alyssa showed up in their handmade Ghostbusters costumes. Dawn Cline, from Master Craft Memorials, shared inside knowledge of the industry and talked about the unique creations that have been formed by hand at their cherished business.

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Instructor Jeff Mason showed the trainees how to perfectly navigate through an intense drill course at PCPD.

For the first time, PCPD hosts a Motorcycle Training Course. SEE PAGE 10

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Sir Henry’s frighteningly successful haunt Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail held its grand opening last weekend. Calling itself I-4’s premier fear park, it features three haunted trails, laser tag, an escape game, food trucks and live entertainment. The Plant City scare fest packs out each season and tickets can be purchased at sirhenryshauntedtrail.com. The event is held at 2837 Frontage Road S.

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A new coalition is asking Plant City to join its ranks in tackling climate change and its impact on the region.

lant City has been invited to join the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition, an alliance of local governments working toward creating a resiliency plan for the region. During Monday night’s commission meeting, Sean Sullivan, executive director of TBRRC, spoke to commissioners about the importance of the new alliance. As of Monday, 24 local governments have joined the group and he said he hoped Plant City would become number 25. The group serves six counties, 21 municipalities, 13 Guberna-

torial Appointees and three exofficios. It will tackle issues like sea level rise, climate change and resiliency. The TBRRC is an initiative from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. After Hurricane Irma last year, concerned members of the community met at the University of South Florida to discuss the creation of a group that would be able to help make the region more resilient to such tragedies. Sullivan said they believe being united as one voice will be able to help SEE CLIMATE, PAGE 6


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Railroad crossing closures Several Plant City railroad crossings are scheduled for repairs in the next two months. Each crossing will be closed for two to five days, depending on the weather. Drivers should prepare for traffic to be re-routed. Oct. 18: Alexander Street Nov. 1: South Wheeler Street Nov. 5: South Collins Street Nov. 7: Park Road/U.S. 92 Nov. 9: Woodrow Wilson Street (James Hardie Building Products) Nov. 10: Wiggins Road Nov. 11: Cookie Cutter Lane (Toufayan Bakery)

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Training a new wave of officers Thanks to the intense coaching at PCPD’s motorcycle training course, four members of law enforcement will soon be ready to hit the streets. BREANNE WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER

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Steven Dachs was training for Florida Highway Patrol. He and the other trainees had to take their bikes through complex sets of drills.

“Let’s say we have to respond to a shooting, or a bad crash, we’re probably going to need to be able to drive these bikes right onto the sidewalks and curbs without stopping, without wasting any time,” instructor Kyle Russell, senior police officer, said. “We don’t ride like civilians.” Steven Dachs, Tony Horne and Phillip McMillan were training for FHP and Jason Fowler trained for PCPD. On top of being taught by Russell and Mason, they were able to learn from Jack Hypes, a master trooper that trained Mason and went to school with Van Duyne. He stopped in multiple times throughout the two weeks. Patrolling on a motorcycle adds another layer of danger to an already risky occupation. Both Hypes and Mason shared stories of being hit while on duty. Mason was hit in April and is just coming back. A driver had a heart attack and slammed into him, ejecting him 32 feet off his bike. Hypes was struck a year ago on I-4 and was pinned under the car of an Uber driver.

“Most of us get injured not from riding, but standing on the side of the road,” Hypes said. “When you’re on a traffic stop is when you’re hit the most. I was underneath an Uber driver’s car. He had a seizure and ran over me. Cracked vertebrae in my back, broke bones, knocked my bottom teeth out.” Some accidents are medically induced, but many come from people simply not paying attention. Regardless of the risks, these officers love the work. Mason said it’s the “thrill of the challenge” and the officers who have a career on the bikes rarely ever want to leave for another path. “These trainees they ride with senior guys and get the nuances on how to avoid accidents,” Van Duyne said. “They train hard and hopefully, by the end of this, the combined experience of those leading these trainings and the intense days running drills helps make extremely prepared and qualified motorists.”

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CPD is revving up its partnership with local law enforcement as it hosts a Police Motorcycle Training Course for the first time. For two weeks, four students learned how to become master riders on the massive bikes and will soon be hitting the streets to patrol. Three trainees from Florida Highway Patrol and one PCPD trainee are learning in the scorching heat under the tutelage of experts from PCPD and FHP. “Usually larger agencies host themselves and smaller agencies such as us, we usually fall in on another agency,” Sgt. Al Van Duyne, spokesman for PCPD and motorcycle aficionado, said. Due to complications with other sites, FHP was in need of a place to train. PCPD stepped up and offered its facilities. Van Duyne said PCPD, especially under the leadership of Duncan, tries to collaborate with other agencies. Law enforcement has to be able to pull off sharp turns, navigate rugged terrain and handle intense situations to effectively do their jobs. Just knowing how to ride isn’t enough to get you certified. “It’s very daunting, it’s very scary,” Van Duyne said. “They ride big ole’ Harley Davidson motorcycles and the police officers do things on them that most motorists don’t do with regard to turning, they have a very, very tight turn radius that requires them leaning the bike over at extreme angles.” The rider has to know their bike inside and out, instructor Jeff Mason, senior trooper, said. Knowing the limits, learning its friction zone, lets the motorist know the line between success and disaster. They train in complex drills, off-road and briefly in the classroom. By the time the two weeks are up they should be ready to start their shifts.


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The idea was dreamed up by Brian Adatto, owner of The Strawberry Tap, and Cynthia Diaz, owner of The Corner Store. Saunders got on board and soon after Clay Hollenkamp, creator of Join the Circus Productions, joined the mix. He and Saunders molded the dream into a small bites and drinks tour. “I think it’s important that people come down here because this downtown has a lot of places trying to make things happen,” Hollenkamp, co-host of the event, said. “If we don’t support them, they will disappear… Look at what these restaurants are doing. The Strawberry Tap does such interesting things with its menu, it isn’t your standard pub food. You can’t find anything like it anywhere else. Look at Norma’s, it’s a Plant City staple and we need to keep it downtown. The Corner Store? It’s stood the test of time for a reason.” The special event pairs with the car show downtown and Krazy Kup’s five year anniversary celebration. After enjoying the meals at Dine Small attendees can easily spend the rest of the evening wandering the streets of Historic Downtown.

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The development agreement for Sports Village was approved in a unanimous vote Monday evening.

development plan, but the lender will be driving the deal. Through all of this McDaniel and several other commissioners assured residents Plant City has protections “baked into the agreement” so it in no way takes a loss if things File photo go awry. By 2021 the city may see shov- PCPD is adding some new Dodge Chargers to its fleet, breaking away from BREANNE WILLIAMS els in the dirt and the estimated its years of buying the Ford Taurus, pictured above. STAFF WRITER completion date for the minimum development is currently October he highly anticipated Sports of 2024. Village is one step closer to The development agreement becoming a reality after com- approved Monday night said GCJ missioners approved a devel- Sports, LLC must complete at opment agreement with GCJ least $50 million worth of develSports, LLC on Monday evening. opment in five years. James TalIt’s the first step of a very ton, of GCJ Sports, said they plan long journey. City Manager Bill to exceed the minimum estimate McDaniel compared the process and are aiming to bring anywhere to the city reaching first base. from $100 million to $120 milically they’ve had no issues, so he The game has begun, but they’re lion worth of development to the This year, PCPD is adding said it made sense for PCPD to go far from crossing home plate. location for the first phase. some Dodge Chargers that route. “We want everybody to underThe proposed concept for The color scheme for the cars stand what happened (Monday Sports Village will feature items to its fleet. will be identical to the current night) was the first step, it’s not like a minimum of eight ball police vehicles. The cars are the be-all end-all, the whole deal fields, a field house, training and smaller, which Duncan said isn’t is not done,” McDaniel said. “That rehabilitation facilities, dormito- BREANNE WILLIAMS ideal for teams that carry a lot critical next step with the financ- ries, villas for work staff, a hotel STAFF WRITER of equipment, so PCPD is using ing can determine everything. and retail and dining locations. f you’re cruising over the a portion of the fleet funds to After that we’ve got all of the If GCJ Sports is able to comspeed limit, there’s a very good buy four Dodge Durango Special permitting, SWFWMD reviews… plete the minimum development chance you may be pulled over Service vehicles. They will be We’re probably two years from in five years the city will give them by an unfamiliar Plant City assigned to the patrol superviturning dirt from (Monday) night. the approximately 133 acres the sors and will be perfect for the That is very much the first step.” village will sit on. From there, it’s police car. Approximately $378,000 of department in any instances of Even the metaphor of the city in GCJ’s hands. The company can being on first base may be opti- continue to grow the facility or it PCPD’s annual budget, which bad weather and storms. “A lot of agencies across the mistic. It’s more like the city can choose to stick with its ini- totals $10,935,958 this fiscal year, is going toward purchasing 12 United States are gong to fulland the developer spent the tially completed venue. last several months agreeing to Commissioners also crossed new vehicles for the force. The size SUVs for their patrol officers play ball, have gotten the teams another major hurdle Mon- department is in desperate need anyway because of just the fact of together, ordered jerseys, written day night when they approved of new wheels and while it usually all of the equipment that is being a lineup and Monday night they McDaniel to pay off the stadium replaces its aging fleet with a Ford carried and the amount of space jogged out to take their place on one year early. Finishing the Taurus, that simply wasn’t on the that’s in the cabin for the officers to operate out of,” Duncan said. the field. The umpire has yelled, $730,000 payment a year early table this year. “We gotCipher a noticeanswers several months “A lot of agencies are looking at “Play ball,” but until the devel- will save $20,787. This The week’s Tourist Celebrity Puzzle One Solution: ago that Ford put out that if we them for their FTO programs, oper acquires funding a pitch has Development Council routinely to continue to buy the Field Training Officer programs, yet to be thrown. sends the money a year advance “Inin New York, I wished went three days without police Interceptor on the Taurus because there’s always two offiIf everything goes according to and since this was the final payeating. Charlie Bronson and I sold blood platform that we would have to cers in those cars and it’s hard plan, in January the commission ment there was no reason to hold for $5 so that we could eat.” will review the financing acquired the money until it was due next order prior to Sept. 1,” Chief Ed to put two full-size men in those – Jack Klugman by the developer. year. McDaniel found out there Duncan said. “What that meant small compartments.” Puzzle Two Solution: City commissioners approved Then the lender, the developer were no penalties for early pay- was for us to do that we would “Everything is truly worthwhile have had to do a budget adjust- the purchase of eight Dodge and the city will work hand-in- ment so they went ahead andthat is involved in do your our funds not come until Chargers and four Dodge Duranhand to move toward the next finalized the bill. - I think passionment, 1 so it was outitofis.” cycle for our gos Monday night. The base price step, text and map amendment As developmentapproach progresses, to it. Oct. No matter what for the Chargers is lower than approvals, which is estimated to GCJ can choose to keep the cur- fiscal year.” –Jack Lemon He then found out Ford would that of the Taurus, which allowed be handled in October of 2019. rent stadium or build anew, but This week’s Sudoku answers soon be switching to hybrids, PCPD to add an additional car and The city will approve the master the facility is now debt-free. which invoked some unease for stay approximately $7,300 under Duncan. While he has no issue the allocated budget. with hybrids, he said statistically Each Charger, along with the it takes “a while for them to tweak emergency equipment, radio it” to perfection. He didn’t want installation and PCPD vinyl to spend the money on a police graphics, runs at $31,350. The This week’s Celebrity Cipher answers vehicle that he couldn’t be sure Durangos, along with emergency Puzzle One Solution: would be perfect. Rather than go equipment and radio installation, “In New York, I went three days without through the complicated process are $29,964. eating. Charlie Bronson and I sold blood he had a meeting with the fleet The vehicles will replace those manager and began to look for nearing the end of their servicefor $5 so that we could eat.” alternatives. able life. Duncan said this lets – Jack Klugman The Dodge Charger is a proven them “flush out the old fleet with Puzzle Two Solution: favorite for law enforcement. new cars” and keeps his officers at “Everything that is truly worthwhile Courtesy rendering Hillsborough County Sheriff’s the top of their game. - I Gary think passion is involved your Plant City, The Sheffield Sports Village couldintransform Office has been using Chargers for making it a sports destination. years. They told Duncan mechanapproach to it. No matter what it is.”

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COUNTRY HILLS

The home at 4716 Hunts Court sold September 11, for $197,900. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,624 square feet of living area. FOREST PARK

The home at 2001 W. Granfield Ave. sold September 14, for $75,000. Built in 1954, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,158 square feet of living area. HILLSBOROUGH

The home at 1202 N. Shannon Ave. sold September 10, for $70,000. Built in 1946, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,072 square feet of living area. The home at 801 S. Mobley St. sold September 13, for $80,000. Built in 1956, it has one bedroom, one bath and 672 square feet of living area. The home at 4919 Coronet Road sold September 12, for $245,000. Built in 2012, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,571 square feet of living area. The home at 4502 Pippin Road sold September 20, for $229,000. Built in 1941, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,272 square feet of living area. MAGNOLIA GREEN

The home at 3814 Crystal Dew St. sold September 14, for $214,600. Built in 2015, it has

four bedrooms, two and a half baths and 2,265 square feet of living area. OAKWOOD ESTATES

The home at 1745 Oakwood Estates Drive sold September 7, for $273,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,386 square feet of living area. PINEVIEW

The home at 1604 N. Maryland Ave. sold September 7, for $110,000. Built in 1959, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 940 square feet of living area. SEMINOLE LAKE ESTATES

The home at 406 Seminole Lake Blvd. sold September 27, for $128,000. Built in 1951, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 980 square feet of living area. WALDEN LAKE

The home at 1905 Poplar Court sold September 7, for $195,000. Built in 1978, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,788 square feet of living area. The home at 2325 N. Walden Place sold September 12, for $190,000. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,780 square feet of living area. The home at 3202 Thackery Way sold September 13, for $174,000. Built in 1989, it has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and 2,147 square feet of living area.

September 2018 sales information was obtained from the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser.

The home at 3501 Kilmer Drive sold September 6, for $255,000. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,954 square feet of living area.

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Harley Davidson had a booth on display at the bike fest.

The home at 2918 Spring Hammock Drive sold September 7, for $343,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,999 square feet of living area.

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he Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly bike fest last weekend. Motorcycles flooded downtown for the event, many of which came with festive decor in honor of Halloween. Vendors selling homemade goods, giving out free massages, featuring specialty bike products and mouth-watering food filled the closed off streets. A live band played classic hits all night long at the train depot.

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The home at 2704 Waver Street sold September 11, for $66,000. Built in 1956, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,042 square feet of living area. WOODFIELD VILLAGE

The home at 1206 W. Redbud St. sold September 5, for $162,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,140 square feet of living area.

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Alphonso Cromartie’s four-year hiatus ended with a pair of awards on Sept. 22.

weeks of intensive training for Alphonso Cromartie before the 2018 NPC Hurricane Bay Championships.

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ll it took to get Alphonso Cromartie back into the amateur bodybuilding world was a look in the

mirror. What Cromartie, 35, considered his “dad bod” is probably something many men would have to live in the gym to get. But it was different enough from his competition look for the soon-to-be father of two to get back at it four years later and Cromartie picked up where he left off: on top. Cromartie entered the 2018 National Physique Committee (NPC) Hurricane Bay Championships in September after many months of rigorous training and dieting and ended up winning first place in the men’s super heavyweight division. He was also named Overall Bodybuilding Champion for the competition. Especially considering he wasn’t sure if he even looked competition-ready until he walked onstage, things couldn’t have gone much better for the Plant City native. While working out at Power Shop Fitness in 2012, manager Milton Tigue approached him out of the blue to ask if he’d ever considered giving it a shot. That conversation at the seated row machine was the spark Cromartie needed. “I thought he was crazy,” Cromartie said. “I used to get the bodybuilding magazines all the time and didn’t realize that they were pros and there were amateur ranks you could compete in.” He hired coach Ken Baker three weeks later to help with his diet

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old post of his where he said he’d just trained for six consecutive days for the first time in years. Since that day, he’s hit the gym at least five days a week. He began feeling more confident about his body after a couple of months and then set a goal to compete in late 2018. Cromartie plans on finding and entering his first national competition later next year and, from

there, he’ll play it by ear. No matter where his bodybuilding career takes him from here, whether national or more local, Cromartie loves having that outlet for his passion for the gym. “The working out and the training part is my favorite part,” Cromartie said. “It’s a challenge. It’s a goal that you set and you have to achieve.”

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“Probably a 40-foot mechanized Tyrannosaurus rex. I would be in there controlling it.”

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Lucille Marie Calhoun Lombard

Funeral services for Lucille Marie Calhoun Lombard, 88, were held Saturday at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Travis Bittle officiating. Mrs. Calhoun went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 while living in Pensacola, Florida. Lucille was predeceased by her father, Jessie Coleman Harrell, her mother Josie Marie Harrell and one brother, Lonnie Coleman Harrell. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Reverend Allen Lee Calhoun of 51 years and her second husband, Wilton I. Lombard, Senior of 6 ½ years. She is survived by one son, Gary Allen Calhoun, his wife, Leisa; one granddaughter, Lindsey; one grandson, William; Wilton has two sons, two daughters and five great-grand-

children by his first marriage to his deceased wife. Lucille was born in Plant City, Florida on Aug. 18, 1930 and spent her childhood in Plant City. Her high school years were spent at Turkey Creek High School in Turkey Creek, Florida. She met Rev. Allen Lee Calhoun in Plant City, Florida. They were married in the Pleasant Grove Assembly of God Tabernacle in Durant, Florida, on Sept. 29, 1951. For 51 years Lucille was a faithful, devoted pastor’s wife in a number of churches in Alabama and one in Mississippi. She was a widow for 11 years after Allen died until Wilton Lombard, Sr. whose wife had passed away, contacted her and renewed an acquaintance of fifty-five years. They were married by what was called a miracle on Oct. 1, 2011. Up until she married Wilton, Lucille was a faithful employee of Walmart Superstore in Oxford, Al for 22 years as a telephone operator. Her fellow workers loved her dearly and considered her a “Mother in the Lord.” After having faithfully served her Lord Jesus Christ, Lucille Marie Calhoun Lombard is now with her Lord and with her many relatives and friends who loved her dearly, who have gone on before her. Online condolences may be left at www.annistonmemorial. com.

Beulah H. Keen Beulah H. Keen, 82, of Plant City, born on June 2, 1936 in Grundy, Virginia, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 1, 2018. Expressions of condolence at www.HopewellFuneral.com.

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Jack Donald Ogden Jack Donald Ogden, 84, of Lithia, born on Nov. 8, 1933 in Walla Walla, Washington, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 3, 2018. Expressions of condolence at www.HopewellFuneral.com.

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Alice Louise Crawford Beaty Alice Louise Crawford Beaty, 95, died Oct. 4, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on April 2, 1923 in Lincolnton, GA to Linton and Florence Crawford. She moved to Gainesville in 1944 and worked as a medical secretary at Alachua General Hospital. She moved to Plant City in 1949 and married Earl Beaty. She retired after working 20 years as a medical secretary in the Radiology department at South Florida Baptist Hospital. She enjoyed being with family and friends, church activities and cooking. She was a founding member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, Fl and was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian Church in Plant City. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Earl Beaty, sons Gerald Beaty and Jimmy Beaty, sister Elizabeth Beaty, brothers Dr. Jim Crawford and Bill Crawford. She is survived by daughters Jean Blake, Martha Canady and Frances Beaty, daughtersin-law June Beaty and Connie 239042

Beaty, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S County Rd. 39, Plant City. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. and the service at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Geneva Classical Academy, 4204 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, Fl 33813 or First Presbyterian Church, 404 W. Reynolds St. Plant City, FL 33563. Expressions of condolence at www.HopewellFuneral.com.

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Ledgie Holloway Alley, died Sept. 30, 2018, at home. She was born in Hopewell, Fl on Oct. 2, 1912. After graduating from Plant City High School, she married Fred D. Alley. They were married for over 50 years and had one daughter, Barbara Bowden (Hilman F. Bowden, deceased). Mr. Alley served in World War ll while Mrs. Alley managed his office with Metropolitan Insurance Company. Later she worked for Hillsborough County Tag Agency during peak season. Most of her life was well spent looking after her home and family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City, the Lions Club Auxiliary and the Woman’s Club. She enjoyed time with friends playing bridge. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Bowden and two grandsons, Hilman F.

Bowden, Jr. (Pam), and Charlie A. Bowden (Leecy). She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Katie Corby (Alex), Hilman Bowden Ill (Nina), Chelsea Barnett (Carson), Bailey and Lindsey Bowden, as well as two great-great-grandchildren: Brent and Beau Corby. She was nicknamed “Honey” by her husband and the name forever stayed with her through her grandchildren and friends. A Celebration of Life was held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S County Rd. 39, Plant City 33567. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Plant City, 503 N. Palmer Street, Plant City 33563, or a charity of your choice. Expressions of condolence at www.HopewellFuneral.com.

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IMPROV NIGHT 7:13 p.m. Krazy Kup and Join the Circus Productions bring a night of improvisational acting to the stage on the second Thursday of every month.

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A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plant City Family YMCA, 15-7 YMCA Place. Those with intellectual challenges can enjoy new experiences and have fun in this free event. This month’s event has a costume contest, pumpkin decorating and s’mores.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1304 S. Collins St. This show will have

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locally-made furniture, soy candles, fudge, homemade candies and more.

SPRINGHEAD BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING 11 a.m. at Springhead Baptist Church, 3106 S. Wiggins Road. Rev. James Gardner will be the guest speaker.

FUNDRAISING SPAGHETTI DINNER 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Springhead United Methodist Church, 2301 Sparkman Road. Takeouts are available. Meals are $5 per person. PLANT CITY COMMUNITY CHORALE CONCERT 7:30 p.m. at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 604 N. Valrico Road. The Plant City Community Chorale presents, “Music on our Minds: A 10-Year Retrospective.” Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at pccchorale.org.

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BEST BET SUNDAY, OCT. 14

ACHIEVE PLANT CITY FESTIVAL 12 to 5 p.m. at the HCC Trinkle Center, 1206 N. Park Road. Achieve Plant City is

hosting its annual festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage. There will be Latin music, folkloric dancers, bounce houses, games, raffles and door prizes and food and drinks. Admission is free.

GFWC BAR-B-Q PULLED PORK DINNER 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the train depot, 102 N. Palmer St. Tickets are advance sale only and are $10. They can be picked up from any club member.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 13 High: 88 Low: 67 Chance of rain: 0%

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 High: 91 Low: 72 Chance of rain: 40% Dixie Gillman submitted a beautiful sunset shot of a farm with freshly installed berry plastic. “Water, woods and work,” Gillman said.

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65 Savory meat jelly 66 Make text corrections 68 Termite’s kin 69 Badge of Courage color? 71 Synagogue (var.) 74 Successfully noshed 75 Dashboard meas. 78 Undo a new marriage 80 Bury ashes in a vase 82 Question of location 84 Worthless email 87 Seductive skirt feature 89 Shelled snack 90 Soother or facilitator 91 Three fish

96 Canton in security? 97 Recap of one’s work history 98 Sri Lankan and Indian language 99 Two Declaration of Independence signers 100 Prefix meaning 2-Down 102 Horse controller 104 U-turn from neatnik 106 EPA-banned insecticide 107 Taking visual notice 110 Miss Piggies? 113 Look at with beady

eyes 115 Unobtrusive attentiongetter 118 Ms. Lane of comics 120 San ___, Calif. 122 Place to wheel a cart 126 Five fish 130 Make more balanced 131 Winter cap feature 132 Hold in high ___ 133 Flushed in the face 134 Wily and tiptoeing 135 In for the moment

51 Type of boom 53 Funny lady Tracey 54 Heretofore 57 Rose protector 58 It’s in Kansas 59 Wasn’t behind a leader? 65 They’re all grown up 67 Part of a staircase 70 Come after 72 Not fitting a purpose 73 Saint ___ of the Caribbean 75 Chore to restart a lawn 76 Emulated a hungry DOWN cougar 1 Spot of wine? 77 Least possible 2 Gettysburg Address 78 “Who ___ to judge?” starter 79 Relating to public wor3 “I can’t complain” ship 4 Type of great ape 81 Travels all over the place 5 Microwave job 83 Room 204 and 205 6 Gordon of the major separator? leagues 84 Sealed tightly 7 Regatta tools 85 Cut back, as staff 8 Dickens character Heep 86 Landed on the ground 9 Wee bit of color 88 Sprinter’s stat 10 Impromptu bookmark 92 Jenny’s sound 11 Suffix with organ 93 Hawaiian tourist gifts 12 Terse command 94 “Weeping” tree 13 Chair weaver 14 Old Greek meeting place 95 Natural healing plant 101 Fix anew 15 Help off the road? 103 “___ Mr. Nice Guy!” 16 Protect, as in glass 105 Bringer, as of good 17 Iranian spendable tidings 18 Pound or Cornell 108 Intestinal obstruction 19 Agents 109 Way up in an atlas? 24 Steal cattle off a ranch 111 Said twice, a western 25 Cigarette ingredient U.S. city 31 Red gem 112 Hearty meat entree 33 Soil 35 Caped Lugosi of horror 114 Mountain feature 115 Mimicking one 36 Historic Hun 116 Place drones move 37 Devoid of vegetation about 38 Apply blessed oil to 40 They make muddy beds 117 ___ out a victory 119 All females 42 “Bye” somewhere 121 View through binoculars 44 Winter coat 123 Work a checkout 45 Kelly Clarkson was the 124 God Almighty’s position first 46 Many, many years on end 125 Whirling water 127 Hawaiian food staple 48 Sudden powerful wind 128 ___ Pedro 50 Heavy-hitting-soft 129 Food scrap sounds

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