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Conserving for the summer

A new survey by UF found that homeowners value both having a lush lawn and taking care of the local environment.

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BREANNE WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER

Though Hillsborough County is no longer in a drought, water conservation practices are still needed to ensure Floridians responsibly utilize the water available and keep their utilities bill down. The up to two days a week water schedule is still firmly in

Plant City’s own Ninja Warrior. SEE PAGE 6.

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place, with residents able to water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Even-numbered addresses water on Thursday and Sunday and odd-numbered addresses water on Wednesday and Saturday. “Because we’re not currently in a drought a lot of the water restrictions have been lifted,” SEE LAWN PAGE 4

Lights, Camera, PC ‘No Postage Necessary’ premieres in Florida at the Tampa Theatre on June 28 in a special event. BREANNE WILLIAMS

Jason Shiver showed off his diverse artwork at the library.

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Some of Plant City’s finest will walk a red carpet on June 28 at the Florida premiere of “No Postage Necessary.” Created by Two Roads Picture Co., the film follows the story of a computer hacker who falls for a war widow. Throw in a massive amount of missing Bitcoins, an aggressive FBI agent and a fight for redemption and the indie film is well on its way to becoming a household favorite.

Rockin’ fun at the library Bruton Memorial Library introduced its new Adult Summer Reading Program Saturday during a rockin’ kick-off event. Fifth Gear Band performed summer favorites from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The library also had two featured artists present with their exhibits. Charlotte Dillon showcased her farm life-inspired pieces on one side of the library and Jason Shiver showed off his diverse artwork on the other. An updated list of summer events can be found on the library’s Facebook page.

Dodging to victory Rise Plant City held its second annual dodgeball tournament Saturday, June 9 to raise money for Jensen’s Heart of Gold. Teams donned matching outfits ranging from nerd attire to superhero-themed and took to the courts in an epic showdown. The tournament raised $750 for Jensen’s Heart of Gold.

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Much of the film was shot in locations around Plant City, like this scene on Reynolds Street.

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Rick Lott reappointed as mayor After a unanimous vote, Rick Lott was reappointed as mayor for the 2018-2019 year. BREANNE WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER

Rick Lott was reappointed as mayor during the City Commission meeting Monday, June 11, following a unanimous vote by commissioners. Lott has served as mayor from 2007 to 2010 and from 2014 to his current term. Michael Sparkman, fellow city commissioner, had the record for most years as mayor

as he served from 1994 to 1996, from 2000 to 2003, from 2004 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2013. Lott has now broken his record in the seat. “Anybody at this dais could do the job as mayor, but I think the question every year is ‘Who is best suited for that based on current circumstances?’” Commissioner Nate Kilton said. “When I look at where we are right now with so much that’s going on in our community, such wonderful things, having some continuity, especially as it relates to our potential new business partners, is very important.” The other commissioners SEE COMMISSION PAGE 3

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On June 11 Plant City city commissioners voted on who they thought should be mayor for the term. Rick Lott was reappointed.


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City earns flood policy discounts Plant City recently began participating in the National Flood Insurance Programs’ Community Rating System. Jesse F. Munoz, FEMA Mitigation Division Director, said that as a result of the city’s hard work, it was entered into the program as a Class 8 Community. Flood insurance policy holders in the city’s jurisdiction will receive a 10% premium discount on NFIP policies. “We appreciate the city’s effort to reduce loss of lives and property damage caused by flooding, restore environmental functions of floodplains and hold development to standards that exceed the minimum requirements of the NFIP,” Munoz said. “We are pleased to present you this plaque acknowledging your success in the CRS Program.”

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Hillsborough County is providing residents with mosquito-eating fish to help combat the heavy season. The fish are approximately two and a half inches in size and can be put in ponds, fountains, animal troughs, unused swimming pools or other standing water to eat the larvae mosquitoes use to increase their population. The program aims to help not only reduce the nuisance but also to combat the spread of diseases like the Zika virus. The fish do not require feeding, due to them relying on the larvae from mosquitos. The only care required is

to protect them from chlorine, cleaning chemicals, fertilizer like those found in garden sprays or other harmful pesticides. To acquire the fish, residents can go to Mike E. Sansone Park, 1702 N. Park Road, with a valid ID that will prove their residency. Beginning May 30, the county is partnering with the University of Florida to host weekly fish giveaways on Wednesdays for residents. The free fish will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis. The weekly fish can be picked up at Tropical Aquaculture Lab, 1408 24th St. S.E., Ruskin.

Commission review During Monday night’s commission meeting, four public hearings were held to discuss two map amendments, rezoning of land on South Frontage Road and a conceptual modification to the North Park Isles Planned Development District that would allow more homes to potentially be scheduled to be built on the property. Some residents spoke up in concern of the effect some of the proposed potential development could have on the community. Presentations by the planning board and representatives for the applicants of each individual agenda item delved further into the specifics of setting the foundation for future changes. Commissioners unanimously voted to approve all of the items. For a more detailed report on the effect of the vote visit plantcityobserver.com.

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‘No Postage’ FROM PAGE 1

Courtesy of Charleene Closshey and Deanna Hurley

Top: Actors George Blagden, Charleene Closshey and Robbie Kay. Above Left: Twistee Treat was a central location for the film. Above: The film was shot on 33 mm. Left: Prop from the film.

Much of the film was shot in Plant City and its Florida premiere is finally here. On June 28 guests have the opportunity to have a red carpet experience at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., with the cast of the film. The VIP reception is at 5:30 p.m., the general admission is at 6:30 p.m. and the screening is at 7:15 p.m. with a cast Q&A to follow. While tickets are sold out online a handful are still available for purchase in town. “Shooting in Plant City was a very unique experience,” Charleene Closshey, star and producer of the film and Plant City native, said. “That’s where I grew up and it was so neat to be able to share a piece of myself with others.” She said the “colorful nature” of Plant City is brought to light in the film and showcases some of its eclectic and beloved locations. Approximately 150 local residents were extras in the movie and she said it will be exciting to watch the film during the premier with all of the people who opened their stores and restaurants to help make it happen. When the cameras stopped rolling, the cast and crew frequented local gems like Krazy Kup, The Corner Store, Johnson’s BBQ and Twistee Treat. The locations played a major role in the film and Charleene Closshey said local viewers will hopefully enjoy watching their town come to life. Jeremy Culver, writer, director and producer of the film, is forever cementing Plant City in the history books with his unique vision for the project. Unlike any movie before, “No Postage Necessary” is making waves with the help of blockchain technology. Using the blockchain-based app Vevue, viewers will be able to view the film once it has been widely released using digital currency. It’s the first film in history to use the platform to launch itself toward success, but Culver and his team are convinced it is the future of the industry. Blockchain essentially is a secure distributed ledger of data maintained via a large network of computers. Blockchain can be

“Shooting in Plant City was a very unique experience. That’s where I grew up and it was so neat to be able to share a piece of myself with others.” — Charleene Closshey, star and producer of the film and Plant City native

used to serve as a public record of contracts and, due to its decentralized nature and immutable record keeping, it heavily reduces the risk of identity theft. The service will also help distribute royalties instantaneously to those who work on the film. “None of us have to know how to do mechanic work on our car, we only have to know how to drive it,” Jennifer Closshey, producer of “No Postage Necessary,” said. “That’s the kind of change that’s taking place in the distribution. Just as Netflix had this huge impact by going with original content… blockchain is changing the business model in general.” Though it bursts onto Florida screens on June 28, on July 6 it will grace select theaters across the state. On July 10 it will be available online and via blockchain. If interested in obtaining the remaining tickets, email lisa@ tworoadspictureco.com. When taking part in film festivals, Charleene Closshey said she has had multiple interactions with fans who shared how much the story and her character meant to them. She said Culver wrote characters that truly represent real people and that it’s encouraging to see how a character from a small town like Plant City can resonate with so many people in diversifying walks of life. “I hope it makes Plant City proud, I really do,” Charleene Closshey said. “I’m really thankful for all of the support we’ve gotten throughout the project. We couldn’t be more thankful. Once again, this just proves Plant City is a really wonderful place.”

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echoed his call for a progressing term and voted unanimously to keep him in the position for another year. Sparkman said the amount of time and effort Lott puts into the role is “amazing” and thanked his family for giving him up so often to serve the city. Next June, they will start the process over and decide who they think is best suited for the role. “All five of us are very capable of sitting in that seat and handling things as the mayor, but you have been there and you have made those connections and I think that commissioner Kilton is right about that and I’d like to see you continue in that position

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for another year,” Commissioner Mary Mathis said. Lott thanked the commission for having such unwavering faith in his ability to fill the role and said he had the utmost respect for all who served with him. Lott then appointed Kilton as his vice-mayor. Kilton began serving as a commissioner in 2016

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and Lott said his leadership both on the commission and in the community makes him perfect for the role. The commission agreed the mayor and vice mayor would continue as the CRA chair and vice chair. They also designated representatives and attendees for the following groups:

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Council of Governments: Sparkman and Kilton Metropolitan Planning Organization: Lott and Kilton Plant City Economic Development Corporation: Lott Ridge League of Cities: Mathis

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as member and Lott as alternate Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council: William Dodson as member and Mathis as an alternate. Dodson has served on the council for 16 years. Tourist Development Council: Kilton


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Mark Woodward, the city’s water conservation coordinator, said. “However, conservative practices are still needed. It’s a lot of just basic tips. We don’t have to get really fancy if we’re going to try and save water. Most folks are wanting to save some dollars as well and the more water you use the more you pay.” Approximately half of most residents’ water usage derives from landscaping and outdoor use.Simple tips like washing your car in the grass, turning off your faucet when you brush your teeth, having low flow shower heads and making sure your hose and sprinklers have an automatic shutoff can go a long way toward reducing your water bill. The toilet is one of the largest hidden water guzzlers. Though many are low-flow now, a small leak could cause it to lose 200 gallons of water in a single day. Woodward said whenever he hears it running his first instinct is to jiggle the handle and hope it stops. A much larger issue could be at play, however, and he said it is essential you keep your eye on how much water it is losing. A new survey by the University of Florida found that homeowners who regularly irrigate their lawn also value conservation practices. It’s no longer lush lawns vs. a clean lifestyle. The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences found that one third of the 1,620 urban residents surveyed felt passionately about both the aesthetics of the lawn and the environment. But most are realizing a pleasing front yard doesn’t have to come at the expense of hundreds of gallons of water. Woodward said Plant City rarely has instances where residents have to be reprimanded for violating the water restrictions.

Occasionally he, or even Plant City Police Department, will stop and warn someone about having sprinklers on during a non-water day, but usually, residents abide by the rules. Accidents do happen and Woodward said he has had a few calls where residents accidentally left their water hose on overnight, which can spill more than 400 gallons of water an hour. The major issue at hand is residents failing to account for the frequent and often heavy rains for the summer months. “There’s been some times when I’m driving in the pouring rain and I look over and see someone’s irrigation system on,” Woodward said. “It is just wasting so much water and money. If your system has a rain sensor do not turn it off. If it’s not functioning properly it’s crucial you get it fixed.” Though the weather can be temperamental, checking to see if there will be rain in the next 48 hours can save you from overwatering. If it’s a clear sky Woodward said most average-size lawns only need 10 to 20 minutes of watering to keep pristine condition. As for other issues, the department offers free faucets, nozzles, hose kits and other amenities for those who call. Getting residents to conserve water is a top priority and the city is leading by example with its irrigation system. Regardless of whether or not the state is in a drought it only waters once a week, keeping the city looking lush while reducing its environmental impact. As things change the department will update its website and the city’s, utility’s and Recreation and Parks Department’s Facebook pages will reflect any changes. Woodward also sends out a citywide email to update officials on what is going on in case residents have any questions. Inquiries can also be sent to Woodward at 813659-4298 ext. 4903.

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GHOST BURGLARY 1205 Mendonsa Dr. Vehicle Burglary: When the complainant walked out to his vehicle on June 3 he found a mysterious crime scene in the truck’s bed. Someone had broken into his tool box, moved all of the contents around and then disappeared without taking a single item.

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NOT A PIGGY BANK 1900 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Criminal mischief: Complainant stated unknown suspect(s) damaged the air/vac machine at a gas station. Suspect(s) broke open the coin collection vault and stole an unknown amount of money.


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‘Uniting the tribe’ City Pointe Church is calling for a unification of the Body of Christ. Its monthly Worship Wednesdays event aims to bring all churches in the city together for a night of sanctified fellowship. BREANNE WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER

It started as a passing thought. What would this city look like if all of its churches were able to come together in a moment of uninhibited solidarity? The thought refused to abate, drawing Scott McIntosh, pastor of City Pointe Church, into a quest for revival and communion unlike any the city had ever seen. His then-nomadic church was just beginning to gain a foothold in the town McIntosh was raised in and seemed far away from being able to fulfill this journey toward his metaphorical Jordan. But McIntosh refused to ever doubt the magnitude of his God. “We are a city that’s often divided by denomination, we’re divided by ethnicity, we’re divided by race and age and our hope is the church is a place for people to come together,” McIntosh said. City Pointe began hosting Worship Wednesday for a few years, bringing a variety of local churches together for a night of worship. Now that City Pointe has found a home in the former First Baptist Church on North Palmer Street it is throwing everything it has at

uniting believers under one roof. The event is now held on the first Wednesday of every month. Last week, approximately 300 people gathered in the sanctuary, standing together, putting aside their differences and worshiping the God they all have dedicated their lives to. The evenings feature a diverse and passionate worship session along with a message from the pastors. People have stepped forward and shared stories of being leaders in motorcycle gangs and bouncers at bars. They’ve shared stories of God drastically changing their lives and giving them a new purpose. McIntosh said he hopes this continues to grow until every believer in the city has a chance to get to know their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. The represented denominations, ethnicities and theology are as diverse as the members who comprise each church, yet for one evening they all come together with one mission: to worship their Creator. “It’s funny, but we really haven’t had any issues,” McIntosh said. “For us, the central belief is Jesus Christ is who he said he is and the Bible is the Word of God.

To be perfectly honest, most of the obstacles we’ve had have been logistics. We really believe we are better together.” It’s a simple philosophy, but one McIntosh said every pastor who has gotten involved has walked away believing to their core: This is bigger than any one church. He said what they’re doing each month is bigger than any church, any name or any logo. When followers unite under Jesus Christ, McIntosh said there is nothing they won’t be able to accomplish. “The Bible describes the Body of Christ like a body,” McIntosh said. “We have a finger and an eye, a knee and a nose. So often what can happen in churches is we can get focused on all doing our own thing, but whenever we don’t work together it’s like a hand not recognizing the value of an eye. It takes all of us working together to affect significant change.” Differing denominations are not a separate entity, McIntosh said. If everyone could find a way to come together what they do could be “unimaginable.” As the Worship Wednesdays continue to grow, McIntosh said, he hopes there will soon be a day when there is not a building in Plant City that can hold all who wish to worship. When the revival comes he said he’s ready to see believers file into the stadium or another large outdoor venue to worship God under the stars. “We’re excited to see what the Lord is going to do,” McIntosh said. “We just think we’re better together and think the Lord has called us to unite the tribe. I can’t wait to see the impact we can have if we all work together.” Anyone interested in joining the event or getting more information can call City Pointe Church

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PC musician wins Kelly Clarkson contest Benji Padgett’s talent recently sent him all the way to Los Angeles after winning a contest hosted by Kelly Clarkson. BREANNE WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER

When Benji Padgett began learning how to play piano as a child he knew immediately that music was going to be his life’s passion. Now the Plant City native is making waves as his music begins to spread across the area. Kelly Clarkson hosted a contest where she asked artists to cover her song “I Don’t Think About You.” Clarkson personally selected Padgett in the top four and viewers came together to vote him to victory. He and his mother were flown out to Hollywood to enjoy the finale of The Voice. While he’s gained a cult following here in his hometown, he said it was humbling and exciting to see strangers rally behind him. “This was a once in a lifetime — at least for now — experience,” Padgett said. “Just the opportunities and places I went to were amazing. It was an amazing trip.” During his trip he was able to see some of Hollywood’s iconic locations and enjoy special seating during the finale. At one point Carson Daly walked in front of them and he said he loved getting to see the behind-the-scenes aspect of such a major show. Padgett has been singing since

he was in children’s choir. Now he is in a Christian band called, “Dudes With a Purpose” and also is working on his solo career. The band, comprised of Padgett, Luke Whitmore and Erick Polanco, perform regularly throughout the area. They often frequent Krazy Kup’s music stage and have performed at large events like the inaugural Praise in the Park event and the Common Ground Movement. Padgett has an EP that will be released this summer full of his original music. “Dudes With a Purpose” is also on its way to becoming a household name as Padgett, Whitmore and Polanco pour hours into making sure they are coming up with creative and original material. Though he’s only 19 years old, Padgett is gaining recognition seldom seen at his stage in the industry. Following Clarkson’s contest he said some of his YouTube videos jumped from a few hundred views to thousands in the span of a few weeks. Both Padgett and “Dudes With a Purpose” can be booked on their social media pages. Padgett can also be reached by his website, benjipadgettmusic.com. “I love music, it’s in my blood,” Padgett said. “I’m so thankful for the opportunities that I’ve been given and I hope that people really resonate with our music. I’m growing as an artist and really excited about what the future holds.” Full story at plantcityobserver. com.

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One ninja's point of view I Plant City resident Colleen McCormack shares her latest American Ninja Warrior competition experience.

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n April, Colleen McCormack participated in American Ninja Warrior's Miami competition. She made it to the course’s third obstacle and shared her experience with the Plant City Observer. To get through the Fly Wheels, a mini trampoline is used to jump to the first hanging wheel, where the athlete will then be hanging from a small lip. The wheel spins, and the objective is to build up enough momentum to release from the first wheel, catching the lip of a second wheel. Again, momentum must be built up to then release to a third and final wheel. The final wheel, however, does not spin — it swings like a pendulum — changing the momentum. For a final time, the athlete must build up the momentum to then land on the landing pad. The distance between the first two wheels is about five feet. The distance between the second and third wheel, however, is about seven feet. I got through the first two wheels easily. I actually built up too much momentum releasing to the third wheel and hit my face on it. Since it was further, I

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wanted to make sure I got there. Getting from the third wheel to the landing pad took a little bit longer, though. Since I am so light, it took me seven swings (most of the heavier competitors did it in three) to move the wheel adequately enough before feeling confident in clearing the landing pad. Since the third wheel moved differently, it was harder to build up the momentum. My triceps were pretty sore for a few days after! The moment I hit the landing pad, I was beyond excited. I remember looking down at the water while I was hanging from one of the wheels and thinking to myself, "You are not landing in there!" My focus was maintained and it paid off. The third obstacle, called "Razor's Edge," was a balance obstacle. Generally speaking, ninjas dread balance obstacles the most as balance is a very difficult thing to train. And like all the other obstacles, the balance obstacles are continually changing, so no ninja can ever truly be prepared for what is to come. I think the scariest part about the balance obstacles is the level of commitment. There is no room for error; the opportunity to correct a misstep does not exist. The balance obstacles over the past few years have been geared toward foot placement combined with speed, so a single moment of hesitation will result in failure. Thus, once the first step is taken, full commitment to the obstacle must be made. Razor's Edge consists of three rectangular spinning "blades." The athlete must run across the top of the blades to make it to the landing pad on the other side. From the sideline, the placement of the blades looked like a straight line. Once I approached it, though, I real-

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TERRY PARK The home at 1010 N. Nancy Terrace sold May 16, for $186,000. Built in 1966, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,582 square feet of living area. TRAPNELL RIDGE The home at 3423 Trapnell Ridge Drive sold May 2, for $165,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,545 square feet of living area. WALDEN LAKE The home at 3204 Concord Way sold May 1, for $235,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,044 square feet of living area. The home at 3007 Forest Hammock Drive sold May 7, for $330,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,586 square feet of living area.

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The home at 2035 Williams Road sold May 9, for $256,500. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two and a half baths and 2,655 square feet of living area.

MAGNOLIA GREEN The home at 3805 Crystal Dew St. sold May 9, for $212,000. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and 2,505 square feet of living area.

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The home at 506 Midwood Drive sold May 1, for $145,000. Built in 1965, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,032 square feet of living area.

LINCOLN PARK The home at 13 S. Warnell St. sold May 3, for $77,000. Built in 1987, it has four bedrooms, one bath and 1,440 square feet of living area.

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The home at 3602 N. Wilder Road sold May 3, for $110,000. Built in 1957, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,048 square feet of living area.

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Charles Jerome Moranville, age 92, of Plant City, passed away on June 7, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy. A burial service will take place at a later time in Maryland. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. haught.care.

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Ernest Leon “Lee” Smith, Jr., 61, of Plant City, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, entered into eternal rest on June 9. Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com.

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Harry B. Clark, 98, of Plant City, born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 20, 1919, entered into eternal rest on June 8. Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com.

Charles Jerome Moranville

Marilyn “Joan” Mayfield, 58, of Chesapeake, Virginia, born in Lakeland on May 2, 1960, entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Kenneth David Mayfield; children, Adrienne Lassiter (Jon) of Suffolk, Virginia and son, Chris Mayfield of Orlando; grandchild, Cameron Michael Lassiter; mother, Sarah Gray Keen of Lithia; and sister, Norma Gail Keen of Indiana. She was preceded in death by her father, James Thomas Keen. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S. County Road 39, Plant City, where a graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com.

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IMPROV NIGHT AT KRAZY KUP 7:13 p.m. Krazy Kup and Join the Circus Productions are now bringing improv to the stage the second Thursday of every month. Join the area’s finest improv artists as they make you laugh (or make you get up on stage too) during an hour of on-the-spot jokes and acting. Contact Clay Hollenkamp at clay@jointhecircusproductions. com and connect with JTCP on Facebook.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

ROBBY JOHN/REDEEMED FLEA CONCERT 6:33-8:33 p.m. at Krazy Kup, 101 E. J. Arden Mays Blvd. Robby John is a reggae/hip hop fusion

artist whose goal is to speak Truth from the Word. Redeemed Flea is a rapper, poet and the founder of Ordinary Means. WINE, WOMEN & WIT BOOK CLUB 6 to 8 p.m. at Tani’s for Dessert, 2804 James L. Redman Parkway, Suite 106. Aspire Plant City will host a discussion of this month’s book, “The Gratitude Diaries” by Janice Kaplan. Please read the book (or at least as much as you can) in advance of the book club as we will be discussing all chapters. There is no cost to Aspire members ($5 for non-members) to attend the event. All attendees will be on separate tabs. Please RSVP online at buff.ly/2sXgqOg.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

SINGER-SONGWRITERS ROUND 8:33 p.m. at Krazy Kup, 101 E. J. Arden Mays Blvd. Featuring singer-songwriters Connor Lockhart, Luke Wilmoth and Jessie Sliger.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

COMMUNITY ARTS IMPACT GRANT WORKSHOP 2 p.m. at the 1914 High School Community Center, 605 N. Collins St. The Arts Council of Hillsborough County has launched a new grant initiative. The workshop is free and open to any 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contact Martine Meredith Collier at MCollier@tampaarts. org for more information.

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STRAWBERRY CLASSIC CRUISE-IN 3-8 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, 102 N. Palmer St. Join us on the third Saturday of every month in downtown Plant City for the Plant City Strawberry Classic CruiseIn. Featuring classic cars, live DJ spinning hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, great vendors and a kids’ area.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

READ WITH BONNIE THE THERAPY DOG 4-5 p.m. at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Bonnie loves to snuggle up with anyone who wants to share a book and some pats on the head. You can find her on the couch in the children’s area. For children of all ages.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 5:15-8:15 at Aromatic Harmony, 110 E. Reynolds St. Suite 300. This month’s event will feature a scavenger hunt. Contact Norm Nelson at 813-754-3707 or norm@PlantCity.org.

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While walking around Walden Lake with his wife and dog over the weekend, Les Cole saw plenty of wildlife — including this roseate spoonbill — enjoying a sunny day. Cole wins this week’s I Love Plant City photo contest.

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51 Certain NFLer 53 “Dukes of Hazzard” spinoff 54 Render a crushing defeat 55 Brother’s daughter, e.g. 58 Queen in India (var.) 59 Galileo’s surname 60 Commonly brewed beverage 66 Where to find a new auto 68 Short summary 71 Easy golf shot 73 Like some orange juice 74 Glitch 76 Open admission 77 “From ___ Eternity” DOWN 78 Cordwood units 1 At one’s ___ and call 79 Passenger on the ark 2 Burn balm 3 Game for third-stringers 80 ___’clock (22nd hour) 82 Bucks or smackers 4 Beer variety 84 Ammonia feature 5 Book near Job 85 Works in a film 6 Dreaming stage 86 Baccarat box 7 Head of the mob 87 Be on the payroll 8 “Get there faster!” 9 Requiring extremely large 89 ___ spumante (Italian wine) clothing 93 Boardwalk structure 10 Rhythm relative 94 Half nelson, for one 11 Declaration at an altar 12 Brainy, socially inept one 95 Lion’s prey, sometimes 96 Some loaves 13 Chasers in oaters 102 Backbreaker of a 14 Stops abruptly proverb 15 Fierce anger 104 Surgical cutter 16 Picnic staple 106 Pistonless engine name 17 Maker of PCs 109 Noted Cremona artisan 18 Creole cookery item 110 Boat? Bigger. 22 Starbucks selection 111 Word with band or circular 24 Repentant one 113 Gray-brown shade 25 Make into a knight 64 Coated cote mamas 85 Moving on an ocean 114 Colorado city 31 Thunderhead at Dol65 Exploratory mission, liner 116 Mr. Picasso lywood, e.g. briefly 88 “Leave me alone!” for 117 Stuff with cake, e.g. 33 Big-time hauler 66 Suez, for one one 118 Become obstructed, 67 Pelvic parts 90 Airline departing Israel 35 Gaslight and Dead-ball as blood 36 Bush expedition 69 Person provers 91 Really, really like 37 United, politically (var.) 119 Irving and Tan 70 When-you’re-getting- 92 Three worldly things 121 “G’day” receiver 38 Things studied at home letters 97 Real attachment? 123 Having already hit the Hogwarts 72 Shortens, as a snap98 Lock, stock and barrel hay 40 Van Susteren with 99 Delectable shot 125 Blazer, e.g. reports 100 Assign a score to 75 “Understand my 126 IRA’s first name? 42 Sports car option 101 Feel in your spirit point?” 127 ___ out a living 44 Tuck away, as cargo 76 Doctor’s office sounds 103 “___ be seeing you” 129 Bill in the air 45 Made into two? 105 Eject, as lava 79 Courage, figuratively 130 Oscar winner Harrison 46 Some Asian sauces 107 Word with Alamos 81 Daily consumption 131 Leno’s old employer 48 Variety of wrestler 108 Airline seat features 83 Break a Command50 Rickman and Alda ment 112 Spreadsheet info

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Puzzle One Clue: F equals L

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