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    Section B: Hardee Living
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Building Permits,

Fees Increase

...Story 9B


PIONEER PARK DAYS

SECTION INSIDE!
PARADE SATURDAY 10 A.M.
DOWNTOWN WAUCHULA


HHS Moved To 4A

In Redistricting

...Story 1C


The


105th Year, No. 12
4 Sections, 56 Pages
5 BDI


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


46


Thursday, March 3, 2005


Escapees Still At Lage


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A manhunt is on for two inmates
who escaped from the Hardee
County Jail on Monday night.
Anthony Layne Deboy, 22, and
Ronald Dale Smith, 31, were dis-
covered missing from the jail's
recreation yard at 8:40 p.m.,
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
spokesman Maj. Claude Harris Jr.
said.
Deboy, of 3811 20th Ave.,
Naples, is described as 5'9" tall,
weighing 165 pounds. He has
brown hair and hazel eyes.
Smith, of 1005 W. Charles St.,


Avon Park, is 6-feet tall and weighs
220 pounds. He has brown hair
and brown eyes.
"They are considered dangerous,
especially Ronald Dale Smith, but
probably more to law enforcement,
really," Harris said. "They are into
narcotics, mostly, and if they are
,high, they definitely are unpre-
dictable."
Both men's mugshots are pub-
lished here, and Harris asks anyone
who has any information concern-
ing one or both of the men to call
the Sheriff's Office at 773-4144.
He also asks the community to log
onto the Sheriff's Office Web site at


hardeeso.com to get a closer look at
the men and to read further infor-
mation.
Harris said the escape was pre-
ceded by recreation time for the
two inmates and five others. The
seven were taken to the jail's recre-
ation yard at 6:45 p.m., he said.
But when a corrections officer went
to take the men back to their cells at
8:40, Deboy and Smith were miss-
ing.
The major described the recre-
ation yard as at the center of the jail
building. "It's an open area in the
middle, surrounded by jail walls,"
he said. He said an officer in the


control room monitors inmates
while they are in the recreation
yard.
"The control room can usually
see them, but at night it's hard to
see them clearly," Harris comment-
ed. "It's difficult to see. "The
yard has lights, but it's not well-lit,
and there's a window tint."
He said the area is fairly bare.
"It has two picnic tables for them to
sit around. They walk around, as
it's a pretty good-size area out in
the fresh air. There's a game table
where they can play checkers, but
it's pretty much to get out and get
See ESCAPE 3A


Kindergarten Princesses Illeana Flores and Kendall Winter.


Magnolia Manor


Pageant Sunday


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Coronations continue this week-
end as four more young ladies will
be crowned in the Magnci.a Manor
Pageant.
The annual'pageant will be held
on Sunday beginning at 7:30 p.m.


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INDEX
Community Calendar....3A
SClassifieds 6A
Courthouse Report........5C
SCrime Blotter.................3C
Hardee Living.................6B
Information Roundup....3A
Lunch Menus..................5A
Obits 4A


in the Agri-Civic Center off Altmain
and Stenstrom roads in Wauchula.
It will feature a variety of entertain-
ment arid hopeful contestants of all
ages.
Pageant coordinator Dorothy
Rivers explained that the competi-
tion is divided into four categories:
Miss Magnolia Manor for ages 15-
18; Junior Miss Magnolia Manor,
12-14; Miss Magnolia Manor
Princess, 7-10; and Little Miss
Magnolia Manor Princess, 3-4.
Roughly 20 young ladies from
the Magnolia Manor community
just south of Wauchula will be
vying for the titles. The evening's
theme is "It's A Dream World."
Master of ceremonies for the
night is Erick Snelling. He will
introduce the contestants and the
performers.
And of those, too, there are
many.
Rivers said pianist L. Landon
and his musical group will be a
highlight of the event. They will
bring with them a repertoire of spir-
ituals and gospel and Christian
music.
'An American Sign Language
group headed by Nancy Weems of
Hardee Senior High School will
See MANOR 2A


Fair Princess and Prince Allison Farr and Jose Gonzalez.


Mrs. Hardee County Donna Parks.


Royalty Reigns At County Fair


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Rounding out the royal family
coronated at the 64th annual
Hardee County Fair are the kinder-
garten princesses, the prince and
princess and Mrs. Hardee County.
The princesses are Illeana Flores
and Kendall Winter, prince and
princess are Jose Gonzalez and
Allison Farr and Mrs. Hardee
County is Donna Parks.
All took their crowns in pageants
before large crowds of spectators
and well-wishers at the National
Guard Armory.
The kindergarten kids began
their reigns on Sunday, Feb. 20.
Tracey Nix served as master of
ceremonies as the kindergarteners
were judged for stage interaction,
stage appearance and overall per-
sonality. Lauren Raulerson pro-
vided some additional entertain-
ment in song.
Winners Illeana and Kendall are
the daughters of Jamie and
Elizabeth Flores and Park and Lyn
Winter, respectively.
Miss Photogenic Faith Hays is
the daughter of Justin and Kacey
Hays, and Miss Internet Photogenic
Taylor Graham is the child of
Wayne Graham and Carey
Crawford.
Coloring contest winners were
Holly Brown and Alexis Briones.
First runners-up included Alicia
Villegas, Kimberlee Layton,


Catalina Longoria, Jessica Bembry,
Joley Pleger, Jamee Keller, Logan
Cunningham, Calee Jardine and
Shayna Harned.
The Prince and Princess Pageant
was Tuesday, Feb. 22, with Willie
Gilliard leading the event and ask-
ing questions of the second graders.
Singing to the children, and the
audience, were David Radford and
Susan Robertson.


Prince Jose Luis Gonzalez is
from North Wauchula Elementary
and is the son of Jose. and
Esmeralda Gonzalez. Princess and
Miss Photogenic Allison Claire
Farr also is from NWES, and is the
child of Scott and Julie Farr.
Runner-up Dalton Donald
Bethea represented Zolfo Springs
Elementary, while runner-up
Alessia Ellen James also was on


stage for NWES. He is the son of
Donald and Polly Anna Bethea.
She is the daughter of Jason and
Ketty David.
Mr. Photogenic Robert Paul
Paris Jr. is another NWES student,
and the son of Paul and Sarina
Paris.
Contestants included, from
Wauchula Elementary School,
See ROYALTY 2A


Man Accused Of Raping Teen


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A former Hardee County resident
has been returned here to face alle-
gations that he raped a 'teen-age
girl.
Troy Dale Taylor, 35, who lists
an address of 2377 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs, was booked
into the Hardee County Jail on
Saturday on the first-degree felony
charge of sexual battery.
The charge stems from the
alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl in
Zolfo Springs on Oct. 11, Hardee
County Sheriff's Office spokesman
Maj. Claude Harris Jr. said.
Following interviews with the
girl, Det. Daniel Gibson was unable
to locate Taylor, Harris said. A
warrant for his arrest was issued.


Later, on Feb. 11, Gibson obtained
an out-of-state address for the sus-
pect, and called law enforcement
there.
Taylor was arrested in Anderson
County, S.C., Harris noted.
After being transported back to
Hardee County, Taylor had a first-
appearance hearing before a judge
and a bond amount was set to gain
his release pending trial. He was
released from the county jail on
Sunday after posting a $13,000
surety bond.
Harris said the girl told authori-
ties she knew Taylor, and that he
approached her and started remov-
ing her clothing as she protested.
Then, the girl said, he forced him-
self on her.


Taylor has refused to talk with
investigators and has contacted a
lawyer, Harris said.


Taylor


2Jail


.Deboy


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON


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S Kelly's Column
~By Jim


Rev. Jim Davis, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, had this nice
comment about the recent Hardee County Fair:
"I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank this Fair Committee
for the outstanding job they do (as usual) in overcoming the challenging
obstacles caused by the hurricanes to provide our county with a successful
fair. I thoroughly enjoyed the fair (as I usually do) and look forward to next
year."

Bowling Green Elementary School has helped the Tsunami victims,
reports Doloris Oisten, Hardee County branch manager of the American
Red Cross. She writes:
"Red Cross would like to take a moment to thank Bowling Green
Elementary for the donation in the amount of $131.10 for the Tsunami vic-
tims.
"Also, Red Cross would like to thank everyone who has contributed to
the response and recovery, regarding the Tsunami victims. These donations
have and will be greatly appreciated."
The local American Red Cross office is located at 404 West Orange
Street in Wauchula at the county emergency management building (old
county jail). ;;: .. ;.! "sm,:

A local lady turned in this'written comment "to the person who stole'
from the Hardee Help Center Thrift Store."
She stated, "The Thrift Store is a working ministry for our Heavenly
Father. The plants you took from the front of the store were a gift to the
Lord. You stole from God and you will have to stand before Him and
answer for your sins one day.
"Until then, I pray that you will turn your life over to him and.ask Jesus
to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, so that you may live
forever in paradise. May God bless you."



ROYALTY
Continued From 1A


Cody Austin Spencer, Danielle,
Marie Smith, Miles Kaylon Yates,
Milli Lynne Jones, Rolando
Chavez, Kendall Lynne Gough,
Maximillian Perez, Daniel
Moralez, Brinkley Faith Yeomans,
Ithiel Ivan Ocana. Sanchez and
Makayla Ann Deuberry.
From Zolfo Springs Elementary,
Elizabeth Georgeanne Paris, Blake
Hunter Vermilye, Rayna Lee Parks,
Hailey Nicole Sauvey, Devin
Jordan Mendoza, Breanna Nicole
Chappa, Colton Doyle Albritton
and Amy Lynn Rogers.
From Bowling Green
Elementary, Netza Garcia, Yesenia
Alvarez, Blake Andrew Holton,
Adrianne Pricilla Esquivel, Paige
Renee Harbarugh, Ricardo
Sandoval, Kimberly Ahleah
Derringer, Zackary James Crews,
Makayla Danielle Chancey, Marco
Rafael Juarez, Tatyanna Marie
Faulk and Laura Lizvel Tapia
Guerrero.
From, North Wauchula
Elementary, Cassidy Alexis Klein,
Cheyanne Marie Skinner, Pedro
Estrada, Juan Carlos Zavala,
'Brianna Cavazos, KennethVargas,
Dylan Ryan Norwood and Kellcey


Amber. Cunningham.
Last to begin their reigns were
the Mrs. Hardee County Pageant
winners this past Friday, Feb. 25.
Master of ceremonies for the
night .was Tracy ,Baxteir. :Kerry
Terrell and Jessica Herrera provid-
ed entertainment with their songs,
.Donna Parks .was crowned
queen, and. will appear. at various
events and in parades as Mrs.
Hardee County.
First runner-up and Mrs.
Photogenic is Holly Gilliard.
Second runner-up is Stephanie
Roberson.
Stephanie Benton was voted
Mrs. Internet Photogenic, and
Chrystal Ham' was named Mrs.
Congeniality.
Contestants also included Lydia
Quintana and Kathi Villegas.




MANOR
Continued From 1A
sign two songs, Rivers said. They
are known as God Zone.
Rounding out the entertainment;
are dancers from True Holiness
Church. A boy and girl from the
church group will perform a routine
for the audience, she said.
But the real stars of the show will
be the girls.
There will be a queen; first run-
ner-up and second and third run-
ners-up for each age division,
Rivers said. The girls will win
flowers and trophies to commemo-
rate their titles.
Admission to the pageant is free.
Donations will be accepted,
however, and will benefit the
Magnolia Manor Boys & Girls
Club. All donations are tax
.deductible, Rivers said. Those
wishing to show their support may
also mail checks to: Miss
Magnolia Manor Pageant,- Post
Office Box 501, Wauchula, FL'
33873: "
Rivers conchided by inviting the,
public to come out and cheer on the
youngsters on their special night.


Mrs. Hardee County and her court include queen Donna_Parks, first runner-up and Mrs. Photogenic Holly Gilliard, second runner
up Stephanie Roberson, Mrs. Internet Photogenic Stephanie Benton and Mrs. Congeniality Chrystal Ham.

WAN M:4-.-


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The announcements are made and flowers awarded at the Kindergarten Princess Pageant on Sunday, Feb. 20. The princesses are
Illeana Flores and Kendall Winter. Their court includes coloring contest winners Alexis Briones and Holly Brown, Miss Internet
Photogenic Taylor Graham and Miss Photogenic Faith Hays.


Hats off to the Mrs. Hardee County Pageant contestants!
Hats off to the Mrs. Hardee County Pageant contestants!


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor


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Sports Editor

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Hardee Living Editor

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P.O. Box 338
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FAIR DEDICATED TO CULLINS


Ilrag s From The Pasti ~


The 64th annual Hardee County Fair was dedicated to the mem-
ory of the late Dean Cullins. Cullins was a long-time officer of
the Hardee County Fair Association, a veteran educator and,
most recently, the county's elected supervisor of elections. He
died last summer as a result of Hurricane Charley.


ESCAPE
Continued From 1A
into the fresh air," Harris said.
It was one of those picnic tables
that led to the escape.
Harris said the two inmates took
one of the picnic tables and stood it
up on its end against the wall at the
storage room. Then, he said,'they
climbed up onto the roof of the
storage room, about 12 feet high.
Once on that roof. they stood on
a chair to get onto the roof of the
jail building itself. "It's at least
20-feet high, probably more," he
said.. "It's every bit of 20 feet."
And from there, "the best we can
tell walked along the'metal roof to
the sally-port area, where they
dropped down," the major added.
Harris said the men's jail uni-
forms were found in the shrubbery
at the east end of the jail, by Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue.
He also said the men would have

IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
SFOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.25-2004-CA-000-777
'THOMAS L. DEEMER and
FLORENCE N. DEEMER
Plaintiffs,
ys.
HERMAN JOHN WALTER HUENEKE
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER
HEARTY ACRES TRUST DATED JULY
6,1994, and HERMAN JOHN WAL-
TER HUENEKE, individually,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
C: CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
'a Final Judgement of Foreclosure,
S dated February 28th 2005, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to:the
highest and best bidder for cash at
417 W. Main St., at the North Door of
the Hardee County Courthouse,. in
Wauchula, Florida, at .11:00 a.m. on
the 23rd day of March,
2005, the following described proper-
ty 'set forth in the order of Final
Judgement:

Begin at point 33.00 feet South
00h21'52" West of the NE corner
of the East 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE
1/4 of Section 30, Township 34
South, Range 26 East, thence
South 00*21'52" West along East
S line of said East 1/2 of NW 1/4 of
NE 1/4, 660.00 feet; thence North
89*25'28" West parallel to North
line of said East 1/2 NW 1/4 of NE
1/4, 664.11 feet; thence North
S00'24'19" East along West line of
said East 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4
660.00 feet; thence South,
8925'28" East parallel to North'
Line of said E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE
S1/4, 664.04 feet to the point of
beginning. Subject to a public
road easement on East 25 feet.

"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate n this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
thice. Please contact the Office'of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) Working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale; 'If
you are hearing or voice impaired,
Scall TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.'
Dated this 28th day of February, 2005.
B. Hugh Bradley,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:3,1 Oc


encountered ribbon-wire on the top
of the storage shed and all along the
perimeter fence. No blood was
found, however.
Deboy and Smith then took off,
wearing just their T-shirts and
boxer shorts, he said.
"They probably had about a 40-
minute lead on us," Harris noted.
"The perimeter camera showed
them running at 7:56 p.m."
Harris said all. sheriff's officers
and those with the Wauchula and
Bowling Green police, departments
along with the Florida Highway
Patrol immediately responded to
the escape and set up a perimeter.
A helicopter from the Polk
County Sheriff's Office was flown
in for an aerial search. Dogs, too,
tracked the escaped men, picking
tip a trail south on MLK Avenue
.toward the Sheriff's Office
impound lot and on toward First
Avenue.
Harris said investigators are talk-
ing with all the men's known
acquaintances and family mem-
bers, and anyone the men may have
turned to. They are also talking
'with known drug users.
"Anywhere they might go, our
investigators are, checking," he
said.
Further, officers have contacted
other agencies where the men may
have been employed or jailed
before. He mentioned, for exam-
ple, Carrollton, Ga.
"Every investigator we have is
working on it," said Harris. "We
feel confident we'll catch them."
Harris also noted corrections and
adjustments to jail procedures were
immediate.
"We have stopped night recre-
ation," he said. Monday night's
was the last.
The picnic tables have been bolt-
ed down. That task was completed
on Tuesday. he said.
And more ribbon-wire has been
added. Double, instead of single,
strands. "And we may still put up
more," Harris said.
"We took immediate action to
prevent this sort of thing from ever
happening again," said Harris.
"We have people here who have
I nothing to do 24 hours a day but to
figure out ways to take advantage,
of the system.
"Arid we'll do everything we can
to. stop them," concluded Harris.


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deceased may be added for
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Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
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immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors,' consideration of
other relationships may be
given.


Hardee Manor Hosts


Kids Talent Show


Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
will be hosting its first "Watch The
Stars Come Out" Kidz Talent Show.
The talent show is open to all stu-
dents in Hardee County from pre-K
to high school.
'"If you can sing, lip sync, dance,
play an instrument or do drama,
then we want you in our talent
show," says Yolanda Esquivel, mar-
keting director for Hardee Manor.
"We also want to encourage groups
to enter, such as the Key Club,
Spanish Club or even the Sign
Language Class. Cheerleading
groups are also welcome. Whatever
talent you have, we want to see it,"
explains Esquivel.
The. two-night talent event will
be held a the Agri-Civic Center on
Thursday, April 7 .for junior and
senior high kids; Friday. April' 8
will be the night for elementary
kids. There will be no judging, as
this is a talent show and not a talent
contest.
To enter the talent show, you
must fill out a simple entry form.
There is a $5 entry fee. You must be
a resident of Hardee County and
attend school in order to enter.
Home schooled and private-school
students are eligible to enter as
well.
Space will be limited. Pick up an
entry form as soon as possible in
order to get a spot. When all spots


are taken, no more entry forms will
be accepted.
The event will be hosted by
Esquivel, Little Miss Hardee Manor
Kayla Owens. Superintendent of
Schools Dennis Jones, and the
school principals.
"It will be an event the whole
family will enjoy. The students can
show off their talents, and the resi-
dents from our nursing home will
have a wonderful time coming out
to watch the event both evenings,"
says Esquivel.
According to, Esquivel, this will
be the first time an event of this
kind has been hosted by a nursing
home. "I wanted to do something
no other nursing home has done
before," explains Esquivel, "While
nursing homes do have talent shows
in their facilities, they have never
hosted a talent show having kids
from their own public schools do
the entertaining."
Esquivel encourages everyone to
attend and support the talent show.
She adds, "After all the hurricane
damage we've had, it will be:good
for the county to come together and
have a great time with our kids."
Secondary school students can
.pick up an entry form at their school
and take it to the nursing home to
turn it in.
Elementary school kids need to
:pickup their entry forms at the nurs-
ing home.


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas


Greetings from 2442 Azalea Lane, Wauchula, were I (reda) share my
home with my pet cat Jewely. A labor of love extending over 16 years in
journalism, is very difficult to break, so here I go again with my prattle.

Things have been very quiet on the homefront. Being handicapped, I
am so appreciative of my caregivers.
I have a wonderful caregiver, and for all my inquisitive neighbors,
that's Martha's car.in my driveway early every morning.

Linda continues to come in every night to make sure I get into bed
safely. She has been doing that since November when I got out of the hos-
pital.
She brings her'miniature dachshund "Thumper" most every time she
comes. Fortunately, Thumper is better trained than Jewely. I don't think
Jewely would ever hurt her, since she is declawed, but she taunts her. When
Linda says "stay" to Thumper she obeys. Being a typical cat Jewely does-
n't even understand the word "obey."

,I'm still very much involved in my home business and enjoy talking to
people all over the globe. We are people helping people overcome various
illnesses, and nothing makes me feel better than helping people.

Acting on the advice of my therapist and doctor, I was able to secure a
brace for my right leg. I'm still wheelchair bound, but able to at least walk
without dragging my foot. I walked the length of my living room on the
walker this morning and turned around to walk back to my wheelchair.
God is good.

Remember, God loves you, and you, and so do I. -


Nutrition Notes

HOME-HEATED MEALS show sodium content between 700
WIN OUT and 1,800 milligrams (mg) per serv-
According to a recent consumer ing. yet 2,400 mg is the recom-
survey, the boom in restaurant din- mended sodium limit for an entire
ing has diminished and Americans day. Of course, restaurants rely
are eating at home again. But heavily on high-sodium commer-
there's a difference now: instead of cial sauces and ingredients, so the
home-cooked meals, we're eating difference between a dinner out and
home-heated products. The use of ready-made dinner in may not be
frozen and ready-to-eat foods is that large.
today's major trend. Some sources You can ensure more moderate
expect these foods to largely sodium levels by preparing meals
replace homemade main dishes from unprocessed ingredients with
within five years. herbs, spices, flavored vinegars or
According to the survey, which juices. You might also want to seek
appeared in the August issue of out frozen meals with lower sodium
"Food Technology," the features content. Finally, you could keep
Americans most desire in their food sodium within the overall daily goal
are speed and ease of preparation. by limiting yourself to one conve-
People are willing to pay two to nience meal per day and avoiding
three times higher prices for conve- salty snack foods and other high-
nience. sodium foods the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, processed foods According to the "Food
can make healthy eating more of a Technology" article, eating more
challenge. Nutrition labels on fruits and vegetables is one of con-
frozen and ready-to-eat meals often sumers' top health goals. Many
people complain that restaurants do
not offer the abundance of fruits
and vegetables recommended by
S, experts like the American Institute
for Cancer Research, At home, peo-
ple have the chance to do better.
But relying on a convenience
meal alone to boost fruit and veg-
etable consumption will not help. If
you check the ingredient lists of
Grant Meeting these meals, you'll notice that many
On Monday contain more cornstarch and flavor-
Everyone who has applied for ings than they do vegetables,
the Hazard Mitigation Grant despite the claims made on the front
Program and other interested of the package.
people are invited to a briefing Adding vegetables and fruits to a
on Monday. All applicants need Adding vegetables and fruits to a
on Monday. applicants need ready-made entree is simple. While
The meeting will be at the the convenience food is heating,
Emergency Management open a bag of ready-to-eat salad.
Office, 404 W. Orange St., Many stores-carry pre-washed
Wauchula at 10 a.m. For more spinach that can be microwaved
information, call 773-6373. right in the bag. Then splash on
some balsamic vinegar or sprinkle
Parmesan and serve. Grocery store
Merle Albritton salad bars can also be used to make
To Be Honored a salad or a quick stir-fry. Frozen
The achievements of the late vegetables, already washed and
Merle Albritton will be recog- chopped, are easy additions to a
nized by the 98th Bomb quick-fix meal or heat-and-eat
Group/Wing Veterans soup. Many different kinds of
Association, with men coming ready-to-eat fruit are widely avail-
from all over the U.S. for the able, too.
occasion. The trend for convenience foods
The recognition will be at the might have another positive effect.
Hardee County School Board Restaurant meals with escalating
meeting next Thursday, March portion sizes may help raise our
10 at 5 p.m. in the Hardee calorie consumption and our
Junior High School media cen- weight, but many convenience
ter, 200 S. Florida Ave., foods come in single-serving pack-
Wauchula. ages.


1,386 Cuadras de casa.
l 1 ui C3 Cuartos, 2 banos. Una
S77390 cocina maravillosa con
refrigerator, lavaplatos,
y estufa. No es todo, tambien viene con una
television de 43" con jugador de DVD y VHS;
seguridad de casa por solamente $587 RI.
por mes con credit aprobado en tu terreno.
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THURS., MARCH 3
F Hardee County
Commission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
8:30 a.m.
VLittle Miss Hardee Manor
pageant, Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center, Stenstrom and
Altman roads, 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6
VMagnolia Manor pageants,
Hardee County Agri-Civic,
Stenstrom and Altman roads,
7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8
VBloodNet USA bloodmo-
bile, Hardee County Sheriff's
Office, 900 E. Summitt St.,
Wauchula, 1-5 p.m.
VBowling Green City
Commission, regular meeting,
City Hall, 104 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

THURS. MARCH 10
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Hardee
Junior High School media cen-
ter, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Elementary
School Advisory Council, meet-
ing on school improvement
plan, facilities update and
FCAT/SAT, media center, 6 p.m.
Remember, that if thou marry
for beauty, thou bindest thyself
all thy life for that which per-
chance will neither last nor
please thee one year; and when
thou hast it, it will be to thee
of no price at all; for the desire
dieth when it is attained, and
the affection perisheth when
it is satisfied.
-Sir Walter Raleigh


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Obituaries


R.J. HANCOCK
R.J. Hancock, 94, of Bowling
Green, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005, at home.
Born March 6, 1910, in Georgia,
he moved to Bowling Green 45
years ago. He was a farmer and
nursery man and a member of
Wauchula Hills Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one
daughter, Margie Blackburn.
Survivors are his wife, Clara D.
Hancock; five sons, the Rev. Roy
H. Hancock of Wauchula, Billy
Hancock of Moultrie, Ga., John
Hancock of Bartow, Bobby
Hancock of Bowling Green and
Wayne Hancock of Zolfo Springs;
three daughters, Ann Wyckoff of
Wauchula, Edith Kirby of
Prattville, Ala., and Reba McCoy of
Bowling Green; one, sister, Ida
Portier of Fitzgerald, Ga.; 23
grandchildren; 45 great-grandchil-
dren; and nine great-great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were Monday,
Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Bowling Green
with the Rev. Kenneth H. Geren
and the Rev. Mark Mitchell offici-
ating. Visitation was one hour prior
to the service. Burial followed in
Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Florida Baptist
Children's Homes, P.O. Box 8190,
Lakeland 33802.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
Bartow

JAMES LEE CAMPBELL
James Lee Campbell, 57, lifelong
resident of Wauchula, died
Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in
Auburndale.
Survivors include one son, James
Bernard Campbell; sisters, Alma
Jean Chitty of Orlando and Linda
Faye Nelson and Jacqueline Rena
Camel, both of Wauchula; one
brother, Lee S. Camel Jr. of
Wauchula; eight nephews; five
nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles
and cousins.
.Robarts Family Funeral Home
.Wauchula


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ELNA GG...
MOORE
Elna G. Moore,-long-time edu-
cator in Hardee District Schools,
primarily at Fred Dennis School,
.passed away on Thursday, Feb.
24, 2005.
Mrs. Moore was a strong
,advocate for special needs chil-
dren, adults, and their causes.
She w\as a charter member of the
'Hardee Association for Retarded
'Citizens, having served on the
:board of directors since its incep-'
tion and as president for three
.terms. She was also a driving
force behind Hardee County's
efforts in Special Olympics.
She had been an active mem-:
ber of Wauchula's First Baptist
'Church' for over 60 years and a
-member of the Lydia Sunday
School class. Heru continuing
interest in children led her to
serve in the church's nursery for
many years.
Mrs. Mloore was preceded in
death by her husband, J. Clinton
Moore Sr., her parents, O.B. and
.Julia Grimes; and one son, J.
*Clinton Moore Jr. .
She is survived by her son,
Gary Moore of Wauchula; three
;brothers, Ray Grimes and wife
Alice of Wauchula, IFred Grimes
and wife Alicia of Wauchula and
Murry Grimes and wife Ruth of
Winter Haven; three sisters, Faye
Hanusch of Bo\lihng Green, Era
Nell Henson and husband Carl of
Wauchula and Mary Katherine
Grimes of Wauchula.
Visitation for Mrs. Moore was
;Saturday, Feb. 26 from 6:00i to
8:00 p.m. at the Robarts Garden
Chapel in Wauchula. Funeral
services were Sunday, Feb. 27, at
3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Wauchula with the Rev. Dan
Campbell from Clearwater arid
Dr. Bob Normarl officiating.
:Burial followed at Wauchula
Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Moore's
memory may be made to the
Hardee Association for Retarded
" Citizens, First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, or'the Florida Baptist,
'Children's Home.


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ALBERTO TORRES SR.
Alberto Torres, Sr., 51, of
Gibsonton, died Friday, Feb. 25,
2005, at Tampa General Hospital.
A native of Elsa, Texas, he
moved to Gibsonton five months
ago from Tennessee. He was a tire
store manager, a U.S. Air Force
veteran and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors are one son, Alberto
Torres Jr. and wife Mary Lou of
Gibsonton; two daughters,
Elizabeth Muniz and husband
Reggie of Gibsonton and Stephanie
Zuniga and husband Omar of
Houston Texas; father, Eusebio
Torres Sr. of Wauchula; seven
brothers, Ruben Torres and wife
Maria of Kennedy, Texas, Pablo
Torres Sr. of Bowling Green,
Ysmael Torres of Wauchula,
Reynaldo Torres and wife Kathy of
Sebring, Bernadino Torres of
Wauchula, Eusebio Torres Jr. and
wife Kathy of Adamsville, Tenn.,
and Leonel Torres of Nashville
Tenn.; three sisters, Dora Tdrres of
Wauchula, Rosa Warren and hus-
band David Sr. of Tennessee and
Sylvia Loya and husband Oscar Sr.
of Winter Haven; eight grandchil-
dren, Marqui Sanchez, Ramiro
Muniz Jr., Julyssa Muniz, Cruzita
Coronado, Alberto Torres III,
Destiny Torres and Hector and
Omar Zuniga:
A funeral mass was held
Monday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at St.
Michael's Catholic Church with
burial in Wauchula Cemetery. The
family received friends Sunday,
Feb. 27, 6-8, at Brant Funeral
Chapel.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


BOBBY JOE BELCHER
Bobby Joe Belcher, 56, of Plant
City, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005,
at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
He was born April 13, 1948, in
Bartow and had lived in Plant City
for the past five years, moving from
Bowling Green. He was a nurse and
of the Holiness faith.
Survivors are two aunts, Lou
Brooks of Dothan, Ala., and Ida
Stames of Limestone, and one
cousin, Johnnie Ruth Craig of Plant
City.
The family received friends
Wednesday, March 2, 6-8 p.m., at
Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel, Fort
Meade. Graveside services will be.
today (Thursday,: March 3) at 10
a.m. at New Hope Cemetery, Forl.
Meade.
Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel
Fort Meade


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VIVIAN
DARLEY
Vivian, Darley. 91, of.
Wauchula, died Wednesday, Feb.
23, 2005, at Hardee Manor Care
Center. :
Born June 28, '1913, in
Camilla, Ga., she had lived in
Wauchula since 1945, moving
from Georgia. She was a home-
maker and a member of
Northside Baptist Church in
Wauchula. .
Survivors include one son,
, Weyman Darley and wife
Dianna of Wauchula; two daugh-
ters, Rose Cherry and Elaine
Albrinton and husband Floyd, all
of Wauchula; one brother George
Gantt and wife Louise of
Bowling Green; 10 grandchil-
dren; and 18 great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were, held
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at
Northside Baptist Church in
Wauchula with the Rev. Warren
Elliot and Rev. Harrison Conley
officiating. Visitation was held at
the church one hour prior to the
service. Burial was in Wauchula
'Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the


Arthritis Foundation.



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ELNA G. MOORE
Elna G. Moore, of Wauchula,
died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005
She was a long-time educator in
the Hardee County School System,
primarily at Fred Dennis, a charter
member and board member of the
Hardee Association for Retarded
Citizens (HARC), serving as presi-
dent for three terms, and helped
establish- the local Special
Olympics. A member of the First
Baptist Church for over 60 years,
she was a member of the Lydia
Sunday School class. She also
served in the church's nursery for
many years.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, J: Clinton Moore Sr., her
parents, O.B. and Julia Grimes; and
one son, J. Clinton Moore Jr.
Survivors are one son, Gary
Mooreof Wauchula; three brothers,
Ray Grimes and wife Alice and
Fred Grimes and wife Alicia all of
Wauchula and Murry Grimes and
wife Ruth of Winter Haven; three
sisters, Faye Hanrisch of Bowling
Green, Era' Nell Henson and hus-
band Carl and Mary Katherine
Grimes all of Wauchutla.
Funeral services were Sunday,
Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula with
the Rev. Dap Campbell from
Clearwater and Dr. Bob Norman
officiating. Burial followed at
Wauchula Cemetery. Visitation was
Saturday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., at
Robarts Garden Chapel in
Wauchula.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Hardee Association for
Retarded Citizens, First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, or theFlorida
Baptist Children's Home.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

\

GRACE ANDERSON
Grace Anderson, 88, died
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005,. at
Hardee Manor Care Center in
Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 18, 1917, in
Bowling Green, where she had
lived for the majority of her life.
She was a homemaker and member
of the First BaptiSt Church of
Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Ary in 1963, son Robert
(Bob) in 1990 and son James (Jim)
in 2004.
Survivors are four sons and their
wives, Bill and Marg Anderson of
Lake Wales, Joe and Barbara
Anderson of DeLand, John and
Shirley Anderson of Lake Wales
and Tommy Anderson of Bowling
Green; two brothers, Earl Kersey of
South Carolina and Van Kersey and
wife Joyce of Lake Wales; 12
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchil-
dren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services were held at
11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28 at
Bowling Green Cemetery with the
Rev. Roland Davis of Bradenton
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the
American Red" Cross or to a
favorite charity.
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Wauchula


















RICARDO
GARZA
Ricardo Garza, 79, of Zolfo
Springs, died at his .home on
Monday, Feb. 21, 2005.
Born Jan. 6, 1926, in
Michoacan, Mexico, he moved
to Zolfo Springs from Texas in
1965. He was owner of Garza
Flea Market iri Zolfo Springs and
was.a Christian.
He is survived by grandchil-
dren, William Daugherty and
Angie Channel, arid great-grand-
children, Cody and Amber, all of
Zolfo Springs.
Visitation was held at Robarts


Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula, on Saturday, Feb. 26,
2-3 p.m. with the funeral service
at 3 p.m.



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A.J. WILSON
A.J. Wilson 72, of Wauchula died
Frir ty, Feb. 25, 2005.
lifetime resident of
Wauchula was born Sept. 23, 1932.
He graduated from Hardee High
School in 1950, where he excelled
in sports earning the Edgar
Southland Memorial Trophy for
most outstanding baseball player :,.
1948. He served in the U.S. Navy
on the USS Archerfish submarine
during the Kor-an Conflict. He was
a self-employed farmer, rancher
and citrus grower. He was a perpet-
ual member of the Wauchula Lodge
#17 F&AM, was Past Patron of
Wauchula Chapter No. 42 O.E.S.,
and enjoyed cij;king at the Double
J Country Kitchen Restaurant.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Thomas Herman Wilson
and Edith Coker Wilson, and one
sister, Phyllis Wilson Haas.
Survivors are his wife, Judy
Wilson; one son, Kevin Wilson of
Sarasota; one sister, Jan Carstens
and husband Gary of Ellenton; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday,
March 1 at 11 a.m. at Southside
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Gerald Dunn officiating. Burial
was in Wauchula Cemetery. The
family received friends Monday,
February 28, 6-8, at Brant Funeral
Chapel.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


VIVIAN DARLEY
Vivian Darley, 91, of Wauchula,
died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at
Hardee Manor Care Center.
Born June 28, 1913, in Camilla,
Ga., she had lived in Wauchula
since 1945, moving from Georgia.
She was a homemaker and a mem-
ber of Northside Baptist Church in
Wauchula.
Survivors include one son,
Weyman Darley and wife Dianna
of Wauchula; two daughters, Rose
Cherry and Elaine Albritton and
husband. Floyd, all of Wauchula;
one brother George Gantt and wife
Louise of Bowling Green; 10
grandchildren; and 18 great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were held-
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at
Northside Baptist Church in
Wauchula with the Rev. Warren
Elliot and Rev. Harrison Conley
officiating. Visitation was held at
the church one hour prior to the ser-
vice. Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the
Arthritis Foundation.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula




DELIA M.
VELAZQUEZ
Delia M. Velazquez, 82, of
Zolfo Springs, died Monday,,
Feb. 28, 2005, at her home.
Born March 3, 1922, in Cuba,
she moved to Hardee County in
August 2004 from Miami. She
was a Catholic and a homemak-
er.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Pedro Velazquez.
Survivors are one son, Ino
Velazquez of Zolfo Springs.
Services will be held in
Miami.



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RICARDO GARZA
Ricardo Garza, 79, of Zolfo
Springs, died at his home on
Monday, Feb. 21, 2005.
Born Jan. 6, 1926, in Michoacan,
Mexico, he moved to Zolfo Springs
from Texas in 1965. He was owner
of Garza Flea Market in Zolfo
Springs and was a Christian.
He is survived by grandchildren,
William Daugherty and Angie
Channel, and great-grandchildren,
Cody and Amber, all of Zolfo
Springs.
Visitation was held at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula,
on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2-3 p.m. with
the funeral service at 3 p.m.
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Wauchula





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In conjunction with the U.S.
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Whether having difficulty secur-
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Those who are migrant, single
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DELIA M. VELAZQUEZ
Delia M. Velazquez, 82, of Zolfo
Springs, died Monday, Feb. 28,
2005, at her home.
Born March 3, 1922, in Cuba,
she moved to Hardee County in
August 2004 from Miami. She was
a Catholic and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Pedro Velazquez.
Survivors are one son, Ino
Velazquez of Zolfo Springs.
Services will be held in Miami.
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GRACE
ANDERSON
Grace Anderson, 88, died
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at
Hardee Manor Care Center in
Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 18, 1917, in
Bowling Green, where she had
lived for the majority of her life.
She was a homemaker and mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Ary in 1963, son
Robert (Bob) in 1990 and son
James (Jim) in 2004.
Survivors are four sons and
their wives, Bill and Marg
Anderson of Lake Wales, Joe
and Barbara Anderson of
DeLand, John and Shirley
Anderson of Lake Wales and
Tommy Anderson of Bowling
Green; two brothers, Earl Kersey
of South Carolina and Van
Kersey and wife Joyce of Lake
Wales; 12 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and numer-'
ous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28 at
Bowling Green Cemetery with
the Rev. Roland Davis of
Bradenton officiating.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch, Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice,
Roll) Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or
Pig in a Blanket (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Pears, Juice) Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Juice, 'Pineapple
Chunks) Milk
.THURSDAY
i Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Syrup, 'Sausage, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes,. Green
Beans; Apple Crisp, Juice, Roll)
Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pop Tart,
SMixed Fruit, Milk
Lunch: BBQ Pork on a Bun or
Combo Sub (SaladTray, Whole
-..Kernel Corn, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) Milk

JUNIOR HIGH


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog
(Tossed Salad, Garden Peas,
Cole Slaw, Peaches, Juice, Roll)
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
SPatty Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or
Pig in a Blanket or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Potato Salad, Pears, Juice, Roll)
M ilk : -...,

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
- Pizza, Pears, Milk.
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun or Pepperoni Pizza or
Burrito (Lettuce and Tomato,
Veggie Cup, Potato Rounds,
Juice, Pineapple Chunks) Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Syrup, Sausage Patty,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey w/Gravy
or Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce ,&
Tomato, Mashed Potatoes,
Green Beans, Cucumber &
Tomato Salad, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Roll) Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pop Tart,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
BBQ' Pork on a Bun or Combo
Sub (Lettuce & Tomato, Whole
Kernel Corn, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) Milk

| SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut,
Juice, Milk'
Lunch: Chicken & ,Rice
(Tossed Salad, Turnip Greens,
Black-eyed Peas, Beets, Juice,
Peaches, Cornbread) Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
SPatty Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Peas & Carrots, Cole Slaw,
Pears, Juice) Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Pinto BeanS&
Ham, Mexicali Corn, Sugar
Cookies, Juice) Milk

THURSDAY
-Breakfast: Cereal, French
Ti st, Syrup, Sausage, Juice,

Lunch: Baked Turkey (Tossed
Salad, Chicken Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Apple
Crisp, Juice, Roll) Milk
,:; FRIDAYY
SBreakfast: Cereal, Pop TartS,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: BBQ Pork on a Bun
(Tossed Salad,. Baked Potato,
Whole Kernel Corn, Broccoli
Normandy, Strawberries &
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' This week in history, as
researched and compiled by Bess
Alien Stallings from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...
50 YEARS AGO
CAMP DESERT ROCK,
NEV.-Marine Maj. Robert L. Autry,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Autry Sr.,
SWauchula, is one of nearly 5,000
individuals specially selected 'to
observe the 1955 atomic tests in
Nevada.
''Major Autry is regularly sta-
tioned Quantico, VA, as an instruc-
t or in the basic school of the Marine
SCorps Schools.

The Future Business Leaders'of
America will' hold a Bake Sale in
front of Robert's Grocery on
Saturday. March 5. Advance orders
for pies, cakes, cookies and candies
may be given to any F.B.L.A. mem-
ber or phoned to Kay McDonald. 3-
S4751, or Shirlene Hart, 3-7781, by
Friday. Ladies, don't miss this
opportunity to have your baking
done!

S The Hardee County Bar
Association, constituting all of the
members of the Florida Bar resid-
ing in Hardee County, held an orga-
nizational luncheon meeting at
Knight's Drive-In at noon, Monday,
Feb. 21. All of the attorneys in
Hardee County have signed to orga-
nize the bar.
John W. Burton was elected pres-.
'ident, John Nedza, vice president
and Leff Mabie, secretary.

The story behind the new polio.
vaccine, which may be given to 566
of Hardee County's school children
this spring if it is licensed, for use,
will be' told at a special meeting of
community leaders on, March 4,
1955, at the Hardee County Health
Department.
Developed through March of
Dimes research, the Salk vaccine
was given to 440,000 children last
year in field trials sponsored by the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis. A scientific report on its
effectiveness is expected in.April.

Doyal Timmons, manager of the
Wauchula Cucumber and Tomato
IGrowers Cooperative, who recently
returned from Cuba where he spent
eight weeks operating a packing,
House for Cuban cucumber grow-
ers, compared the Cuban operation'
with the operation of produce farms
and packing houses in America.
Cuba and the Isle of Pines pro-
duced about 2,500 acres of cucm-
'bers during this season, .according
to Timmons.;
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While in 6C a, Timmons, who
carried his Eameia during the trip,
took over 100 color pictures which
he is having made into slides and
will show as. soon as; they are
returned from the processors.

A home demonstration club has
been organized for the Wauchula :
Hills district. The organizational
meeting was held at the home' of
Mrs. 'Hale Himrod on Friday, Feb.,
25, when the following officers
were elected: Mrs. John Terrell,
president; Mrs. Williams Metheny,
secretary and treasurer; Mrs. Joe
Himrod. reporter; Mrs. Harold
Metheny. devotional leader; Mrs.
Frances Davis. county council dele-
gate.

,.From the "Births" column:
-Sgt. and Mrs. Tommy Green are
announcing the birth of a son,
Thomas David, on Friday, Feb. 25,
at the Wauchula Infirmary. Mother
and son are getting along nicely.
Mr. ard Mrs. W.W: Whitehurst are
the proud maternal grandparents.
-Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stancil are.
Announcing the birth of an eight.
pound four ounce son on Tuesday,,
March, 1, at the Palmetto Medical
Clinic. The little man has been
named Mark Lewis. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Stancil are the proud grandpar-
ents.

,Troop 160, Boy Scouts of
America; won the attendance award
at the Phosphate District Court of'
SHonor held at Mulberry Tuesday
evening. Ray Dietz and Richard
Knight received their Second Class
Scout pins, and Terry Warren was
awarded his Life Scout pin. Those
receiving Merit Badges were: Larry
Cummings, Citizenship ini Home;
Terry Warren, Safety; Donald
Poucher, Scholarship, Art, Music:.
Roy Brown, Home Repairs,
Scholarship; Dan Carlton, Home
Repairs, Animal Husbandry.
Horsemanship; Ben Carlton,
Horsemanship and Animal
:Husbandry.

25 YEARS AGO
Pictured on Page One are local
Pioneer ladies Pearl Hendry and
D6nnie Moye visiting Cracker
County at the. state fair and being
photographed with Doyle Carlton
Jr., Jack Truitt and Gov. Bob
Graham.

,,The school board may be asked
this Friday to approve the conver-
sion of one b"us to liquid petroleum
(LP) or propane gas in order to pro-
mote energy conservation in the
school system.


Superintendent John .Terrell. sid
it was not an emergency situation,
but the administration was trying to
get ajump on things with gas prices
rising and supplies d% mdling.

Although gas allocations may be
running low for some stations
around the end of the month,'
Pioneer Park Days visitors should
be able to find fuel along U,S. :17 if
they look carefully.

Donna Patterson (pictured) .on
Best of Show at the Tampa state fair
with her ..painting, "'The
Fisherman." ,.

Pictured are new' members wel-
coimed into the Junior 'National'
Honor Society: Alaine Decker, Juan
DeLaTorre, Tina Smith, Amber
Jade Leca, Robyn Jenson, Becky
Lampe, April Oden, Monica Gill,
Onna Haines. Jill McDougall.
Cheryl Albrittion and Rhonda
Burch.
Also, Johnny Garza, Keith Coker,
Mike Holland. Amy Gilliard, Elisa
Masterson, Joy Hutto, Leslie
Conerly, Sandy Felder. Keith Farr,
Penny Bolin, Brian Ray, Steven
Woods, Todd Crawley and Kenneth
Evers

SConstruction on, the 11 buildings
in teh new $7 million high school
projects is well under way and is at
least three weeks ahead of schedule.

Barbara Johnson '(pictured),
nationally known Bible teacher,
counselor and author, will be the.
guest of Faith,Presbyterian Church
Friday and Saturday for a prayer
retreat.
Pastor .Russ Toms, invites, all:
ladies in the county to share in this
two-day retreat.

iFrom the "Golfin' "n Fishinh",
column:
Ray Mellot and Frank Finch
placed first in the smoker on Feb.
19. Second place Pete Harritos and
Usher Cobb. Third place Jim
Youmans and Ed Hall. Closest to
the pin on No. 4, Doyle Carlton II,
and on No. 8, Bill Ferguson.
The team winners in the pro-am
on Feb. 20 were Herbie -Kay, Tom,
Holland, Colan Tillis and Usher
Cobb. Individual winners: A-Bob
Hanchey, B-Harold Licht, C-tie,
Frank Finch and. Colan Tillis,
D-Usher Cobb. Closest to the pin
on No. 4, Wendell Cotton and on
No, 8, Harold Licht. -
SFeb. 21 scramble team winners
were Bob Hancey, B.T. Lewelling,
Usher Cobb and Arnette Cobb.
Closest to the pin on No. 4 and No'
8, Paul McGrady:. "...


Among the businesses support-
ing the Wildcat basketball teams
are: Wauchula Plaza, Oak Hill
Mobile Home. Park; First National
Btik, American : Tractor &'
SEquipment ..: Corp.. Crews.
Equipment Co., Inc., Staton Ladder
Works & Fruit Stand, Carlton Fruit
Company, J.W. Earnest & Co.,
Taylor's Amoco Station, Polk Auto
Parts, Joe L. Davis Inc., real estate
investments and Coca-Cola
Bottling Co.
Also, Peace River Produce, Inc.,
Henderson Grove Service, Ben
Franklin Variety Store, Wildcat
Auto Sales, Bob Halstead Chrysler,
Plymouth Dodge Inc., McCall's
Grocery & Exxon Service,
Nicholson Supply, Cash's Service
Center, Frostyland, Catalina
Construction Co., Fields Equipment
Co., Charlie Creek Mobile Estates,
Coker Fuel, Wauchula Texaco, The
R~ed Apple, Kemen's Auto Parts,
Federal Land Bank, Peninsflar
Equipment, Fla. Fence Post,
Wauchula State Bank, Wauchula
Lawn Mower Center, Mary Ann's
Shoes, Mississippi Chemical,
Charnne's Natural Styles, American
Orange and Gardner Mobile Home
Sales.

10 YEARS AGO
Some of the 489 vendors at
Pioneer Park Days are shown on
Page One as they line up early to
claim their spots.

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The words coming from my mind
mindless, uneffectional, deliberate, precise
sensational rations of them blobing out
onto paper for all to see.
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Wauchula

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PHOTO SUB4TTED BY W4DE SPERRY
Herald-Advocate reader Wade Sperry of Wauchula is the great-grandson of Ralph and Sue Godfrey. He is
sharing a picture of the children of TA. and Annie Dow Medlock Godfrey of Zolfo Springs. The picture
was taken in January 1942. Each child's date of birth is written on the back. In the front row (from left)
are Pearl L. Godfrey (Jan. 19, 1907), Annie Dora Godfrey Johns (Jan. 10, 1918) and Robert Benjamin
Godfrey (April 23, 1923); (back row) Andrew Allie Godfrey (Apr. 13, 1915), Franklin Clark Godfrey (May 7,
1909), Joe Lee Godfrey (Dec. 12, 1913), Thomas Wren Godfrey (no dates provided) and Ralph Ramsauer
Godfrey (Feb. 7, 1911).


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Also pictured -on Page One are "
the 25 contestants from Hardee
Junior High School competing for .
Junior Miss Hardee County:
Rosalinda McCumber, Casey
Prescott, Nicole. Shumard, Sharori
Durrance, Tonya Moye, Megan:',
Alderman, Shadrea Chitty, Crystal'
Gulliver, Frankie 'Kirk, Cindy:
McLeod, Jessica Smith, Kathleen.:-
Moye, Shayla Gainous, Cari.n ,
Hanchey, Jenna Crawford, Janelle-,:
Knight, Elisa Robinson, Elizabeth'",'
Stowers, Jessica Franks, Jessica
Trevino, Kerry Sue Knight, Amy-'-.
Drake and Mia Frost. Not pictured,
are CoRhonda McLeod and Rachel-,
Ward, The pageant will highlight:
the closing day of the Hardee'-
County Fair's six-day run, March,';
13-18.

Come celebrate the new National:,
Guard Armory site Monday after-*'.
noon. The Hardee unit is active in',
the community, with the color'
guard at parades, Memorial Day
services, visiting school and hosting -:
tours. .
The new $2 million, 26,000-:-.
square-foot building will have a.
kitchen, classrooms, indoor rifle-
and pistol range and 85x85-foot,'C,
assembly hall available to the cornm
munity for weddings, parties and%;:.
other activities. Shown on Page;
One are sergeants Reson Holt, Terry'.
Krause, and Gary "Moose"::
Roberts.

Pictures are candidates from thde
second grade from each of the three
county elementary school vying for
the title of Prince and Princess of
the Hardee County Fair:
Zolfo Springs-Stephen Cotton,
Joe Winslow, Carlos Torres, Elfren
Cabare, Travis Simpson, Kelly
Cumbee, Dana Richardson, Anahi,
Leal and Brittany Nickerson.
Bowling Green-Teddy Cornett,;"
Kara Spencer, W.T. Redding,'
Brandi Chester and Christina,-
Herrera. Not pictured are Aaroni:l
Himrod and Katie Boyette. ,
North Wauchula'.-
Elementary-Christorpher:
McGowen, Joshua Smith, Shawn
Smith, Ross Nichols, Daniel Dick,
Mandi Whigham, Kristi Porter,,;'
,Jacqueline Waldron, Stephanie'
Cobb, April Buckely, Michael
Bryan, Joe Platt, Nathan DeAnda,
Juan Vega, Billy Hilton, Presiliano
Ibarra Jr., Bonnie Wilson, Nora;"
Garcia, Ashley Giles, Janet,
Martinez, Sara Cisneros and Pam
Eli.

SFrom "Kelly's Column" by Jim:
--Leon Jordan,; a,.resident of "
Hardee Manor, who turned 93.
recently, remembers orange grove..
owners plowing their middles with
mules.
-In a recent speech to the".
Wauchula Kiwanis Club, Hardee '
Sheriff Rickey Dick, 41, said the'.
sheriff's office has a $3 million
budget and 72 full-time employees. '

Friday evening will be the first-:
day of play at the new Hardee High,,
Baseball Complex field. The handi- :
capped accessible aluminum"
staduim is pictured and will seat at
least 400 visitors and home folk to '-
cheer the Wildcats. '

The Reb. William A. "Bud"'
Gillett (pictued), who was pastor of:
Bowling Green's 'First Baptist.
Church for four months in 1969,*:
will return to the church's pulpit:
beginning Sunday for a six-day:
revival. t
.- '
Phil Wickstrom, tech prep project.
coordinator at South Florida:.
Community College, recently spoke,',
to the Wauchual Kiwanis Club:'
about the importance of advanced;.
training and ediication. He is pic--
tured with Kiwanis President Gary4
Moore. .
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enter our line technician apprenticeship we require that you live within
30 minutes of the District Office to which you will be assigned. You
must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and pos-
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Four approximately 1.5 acre single family building lots in secluded area on
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1.12 acre rural residential homesites on paved road very near Wauchula.
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Two 4.8 acre residential tracts located on Alex Hendry Road. Sensible deed
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Great investment opportunity--
Duplex in Zolfo Springs, each side
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Unique and out of the ordinary
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home has 2BR/1BA and a 1 bed-
room efficiency apartment. There
is also a barn on the property that
has been turned into a museum.
Most of the items in the museum
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$79,500.
Nice quiet neighborhood-
3BR/2BA split plan. Storage shed,
separate laundry room and
fenced back yard. Located. in
Charlie Creek Mobile Home
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Home in Zol'o Springs-
3BR/1BA Frame home on con-
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Home comes with'a water filter
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Asking $249,000.
Nice residential area-
Conveniently located between
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Affordable home in Zolfo
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** Whether you're buying or selling. The pro-
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plumbing experience a plus.
2:17-3:3p
$1,000 SIGNING BONUS; BULK truck
drivers and service personnel. Coker
Fuel, Inc., 231 W. Main St., Wauchula
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JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNSELOR
position, BS/MS, call 941-730-3411
2:24-3:3p
MAINTENANCE MAN FOR mobile
home park, must have own tools and
transportation, pay varies, D.O.G.
Must be drug free. Apply, call Diana
Boyd, 863-773-3275 or Frank. 863-
698-4908 2:24-3:24p


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12" Overhang
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* Florida Building Code 130 mph wind speed
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Insulated Windows
SSet on Raised Stemwall Foundation
10-Year Structural Warranty



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on Hwy. 27 in Lakl Harmrlfon
For Details, Cal! Toll Free: 877-439-0450


THERE IS HELP!
Spouse Abuse
Crisis Line
1 (800) 500-1119

Harrison's
Development an
Remodeling 1n
Call for all your
home improvemer
needs and
hurricane repairs
Toll Free
866-664-3494.
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MONTH!
That's all it takes to speak
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w/weekends. Must be 18 or older.
DFWP. Apply in person, Locklar's
Depot and Repair. 773-2146 2:24-3:3p
LANDSCAPE LABORER, PART-time,
must have transportation, $7.50/8 hr.
starting wage. 863-494-4687. Ask for
Dennis. 2:24-3:24p
F/T TRUCK DRIVER needed in the
auto transport business. We will train.
Must have clean Class A CDL & be
able to work any hours. Must pass
drug test. (863)781-0233 2:24,3:3p
KASH N KARRY now hiring cashiers.
Must be available any hours. Apply in
person. 2:24,3:3c
BARTENDER/WAITRESS. 773-9656
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2BR, 1BA WOOD frame house in ZS
Carport, shed, large fenced lot. Other
houses available 781-3712. 3:3,10p
WAUCHULA, 1 Acre, 3/3/2, Den, Patio,
Spa, Close in, $229K, (863) 832-1945
(863) 767-0444. 3:3p
SEE THIS home before you buy. Two
bedroom with large room off kitchen,
has carport and screened porch, new
roof, new paint inside and out, all new
carpet approx. 1200 square feet locat-
ed at 816 South 9th Ave. in Wauchula.
$82,900 OBO. Call 863-245-1974 or
773-4086 for an appointment to see.
3:3p
SMoney can't buy friends, but it
can get you a better class of
efemy.


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306 N 6th Ave
Wauchula, FL 33873
Countertperson wanted. Please apply in
person. No information by phone. High
School diploma or GED preferred. Drug
free workplace-Must pass Drug test. c12:24tf


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for a great deal!


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8 CROSSBRED cows and 5 calves
found in Oak Grove area. Please call
735-0403. 3:3,1 Op
Don't think of how you're going
to spend your time-use it.
-Wilma Askinas


LOST-LEOPARD female, dark on right
side of head, white on left side, with
left glass eye. 773-9887. 3:3p
FOUND: Tan female Chihuahua in NW
Bowling Green. 781-4919 after 4 p.m.
3:3nc


2 JACKETS-one leather, one police
issue-both size 38. $80 each. 863-735-
1663. 3:3p
U-HAUL 1 1/4 trailer hitch, 3500#
capacity, 2" ball with lock & key. Fits
1991-2001 Chrysler vans. $50. 863-
735-1663. 3:3p


T N T FILL PIIRT INC DEMOLITION
Dirt, Sand, Shell, Washout, Citrus Tree Removal, Land Tree & Stump
Clearing. Building House Pads and Driveways Removal
3721 E Main St H" Tim Parrish 79 i irt
Wauchula F (863)781-3342 Parker Fill Dirt
33873 Nextel Local Contractor
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An Independently wned and Operated Member of Colidw Banker Real Estate Corporatn Elva Wh
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Office hours 8:3
GREAT LOCATION This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is con-
veniently located close to schools and shopping.
Includes jaccuzzi, large workshop and fenced yard.
$89,900

6.8 ACRES ON EAST MAIN!, Over 2,000 SF in this 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home on 6.8 acres. Includes pole barn,
horse barn, pond and 3 wells. Close to city limits in
Wauchula. $275,000

COMMERCIAL CORNER BUILDING in Zolfo Springs.
Perfect for convenience store. Wf11 not last at this
price!!! Only $85,000


)2 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


(863) 773-2122
X (863) 773-2173
R HOURS CALL:
elatorre, Broker 832-0508
arlton, Associate 375-2887
Dasher, Associate 773-0575
hidden, Associate 773-5797
endry, Associate 381-2769


Richard Dasher


I AM
10 AM to 5:00 PM


HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE north of Bowling Green. 15 lots
total. $150;000

JUST LISTED! 1994 3 bedroom, 2 bath MH on 10 acres
of land in Manatee County. New well. Serene surround-
ings. $249,900
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 100 x 209 lot on crystal clear Lake
Isis in Avon Park. Great location close to shopping.
$195,000
LARGE LOT corner of Main and Hwy 17 in Bowling
Green. $150,000


Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.
WE SELL HUD HOMES, CALL US FOR LISTINGS
Visit our website @ www.ourhomesite.com/wauchularealtors


Ioe L. Davis
(863) 773-212

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVI
,, REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS,
JOHN IL O'NE


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Notice of Sale
NOTICE is hereby given that the
follow\ ing personal property
belonging to Terri Bro\\n and
Teresa Short \\ll be sold to the
public pursuant to a
Warehouseman's Lien- Clothes.
Toys. Small Appliances.
Furniture. Household Items.
Tools. Etc.. and that said sale will
be held at Zolfo Storage Mini-
Warehouses located on Hwy 66E.
Zolfo Springs. Florida. at 9:00
AM. Saturday. March 12, 2005.
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John H. O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Commercial 45 acs. on north
bound Hwy 17, over 3,000 feet
of frontage. Buy all or in part.
$1,250,000!
23.37 ac. grove in Limestone
area of Hardee Co. Good road
frontage. $233,700!
Your search for a beautiful
homesite is over! This 9.8 ac.
wooded wonder is located on a
aved road, close to town.
$110,000!
52.87 ac. grove in Highlands
Co. North of Lorida. 33 acs. in
Valencia & 13 acs. in Hamlin.
Micro-sprinkler irrigation,
diesel power unit, and existing
fruit proceeds. $475,000!
7 ac.,&astureafr site,
locate NI It lardee
Co.age
$45,50(1^--
10 acs. in Ft. Green area on
Methodist Church Rd. Great
building site. $90,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 3BR, 2
bath home in Wauchula, new
roof, two screened porches. All
appliances included. Close to
schools. $86,000!
This good producing grove with
high pound solids has drain tile
and waters all 89 acs. of E&M
and 10 acs. of Valencias at the
same time with a 12" well.
$750,000!


SFALTOR ASS
iKENNY SANDRS.......-781-0153
RICK KNIGHT..-.......773-2472
MONICA REAS......-.....773-9609


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Corner commercial lot with
frontage on Orange St & 8th Ave
in Wauchula. $30,000!
70 acs. with frontage on 2 coun-
ty roads. Excellent development
potential. $9,900/ac!
123 acs. north of Golfview on
Ratliff Rd. Great development
potential. Currently in grove.
8,900/ac!
100o nr!1ryi ee Co
wit lnl_ 0o f e.T' ntage.
EClePtat lf n en t potential.
Cttrttlt .ll^A $990,000!
8.68 acs. across from Little
Cypress Golf Course on secluded
paved road close to Peace River
just outside of Zolfo Springs.
Would make beautiful homesite.
Can be permitted for two homes.
$127.500!
These 5 & 10 ac. tracts are
located in western Hardee Co.
There are only a few lots left
with lake view and there are
deed restrictions.
3 BR, 2 bath CB home in quiet
Ft. Meade neighborhood.
$89,900


RATES AFTER HOURS
DAVID ROYAL.............781-3490
SANDY LARRISON ......832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON



U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, .
WALICHULA, FL 33873
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Mon.- Fri. 8-6
Sat. 8-12

116 REA Rd.
Wauchula
(acssroom Wal-Mart)


GARAGE DOOR 7 ft. x 9 ft. with Genie,
perfect condition. $300. 375-4595.
3:3p
03 KAWI ZX-9R. Low miles, clean,
never been dropped. Too many extras
to list, call for details. 863-245-1356.
$6500 obo. 3:3p
'89 YAMAHA FZR 750, runs and looks
great, 4 into 1 header, $2100 OBO.
773-6214. 3:3p
'86 250 SX 3-Wheeler. Runs good.
$800. (863) 781-7532. 3:3p
FULL SPRING mattress. Pink cushion
sofa, chairs, electric stove. 773-2177.
3:3p


10 HOURS A
MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak up
for a child. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


U-LOCK STORAGE
FOR RENT: Storage
units Wauchula and
Zolfo, 5x10, 10x12 and
12x20.


767-0871
781-3058


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WEDDING DRESS for sale! Size 8,
$450 OBO, call 735-1918. 3:3-31p
LADIES BUSINESS clothes. Sizes 8-
16. Walker with hand brakes, basket
and seat, commode and luggage. All
like new. 773-6148. 3:3p
WE BUY ALUMINUM, tin and junk
cars. Carl's Recycling, 249 Airport Rd.
773-4300 11:25-5:26p
DRUM PEDAL, DW 5002, double bass
pedal, top of-the-line, paid $350, sell-
ing for $200. James, 375-4797 1:6tfc


SUPPLIES FOR GREENHOUSE or irri-'
gation systems. PVC pipe, shade
cloth, asst. pots 1-3 gallon, azalea
pots 4-6, vinyl tubing, adst. fittings
and more. Voogd Growers, 773-4853
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GOOD YEAR WRANGLER tires.
P245/R16, good tread, low miles.
$125 OBO. 863-781-9628
2:24-3:3nc
Will opens the door to success,
both brilliant and happy.


AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873 Bus. (863) 773-0007
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker Fax: (863) 773-0038 Delois Johnson
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker E-mail:lambertdl@earthlink.net
OPEN 8:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
3B/2Blh home, damaged by hurricane, nice big barn, MOVE IN READY! Large lot "ith 3R/lblh home: all
pump house, stocked fish pond: 17.5 acres Hamlins. 3 appliances. windo%\ treatments and ceiling fans. $95.000
acres Swingle.$344,000 -. __ 1..... ..- ,,... ..:, ,. nifi ,h;
ll*lt i~W Ol ur. iiu i 00. hi


NEW LISTING! Western Hardee County 5.49 acres.
fenced, near Manatee County Line, pasture with small
pond, suitable for building. $95,000
62 Acre Grone, microjet. new diesel pump, 12" well,
located east of Wauchula. $8.000 per acre.
14x58 M/H on 5.22 acres; 12x12 pole barn plus utility
shed. $69.500


Large home located on u t.rs, u i n t in
3B/2.5Blh. CB/Stucco/Brick. 38110 square reet or living
has lois or amenities including .lacuzzi room, nice
screened porch, large attic storage. %ell filtering sslem.
paned road frontage. $300110.(
GREAT LOCATION! See this 11i acre tract. 5 acres in
grone with microjet. 5 acres % acant land. 4'" %ell.
$106.000


Wooded lot with city water lap and culvert in place. Nice. well drained. corner lot in linuchula, 1151150.
20^,U Acre clae ninoland e~trfectl for Ifirmin ei p'f


4 acres with large oaks, in western Hardee. $45,000


located 3 miles from 1\auchula. $20(l.000


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BUYERS AVAILABLE! WE NEED YOUR LISTINGS -CONTACT US TODAY!
SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
I ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON...............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MIC-HAEL ADAIS ..............781-2413 REALTOR
ASSOCIATE: MIKEY COLDING................781-1698


NEW & USED TRE


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


#1 Ta'g
Team in
Town!

Come give
us a try!


Donna Eures
Secretary


COMPANION
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Will accompany individuals with developmental disabilities on outings in
the community and produce end of the month billing notes.
QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma and one year experience with developmentally
disabled persons. Experience in the field of developmental disabilities
may be substituted on a year for year basis.
Must be able to work on a flexible schedule. Must be able to safely lift
fifty-pounds without assistance. Must have a violation free valid Florida
Driver's License, with a driving record acceptable to agency insurance
carrier for mileage reimbursement.
IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT: MARY ELLEN BATE, EXEC. DIR.
1005 US Highway 27 South Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-4592 Fax (863) 453-8315
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1,2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile Floors in
Kitchen & Dining Room Microwaves *
Washer/Dryer hookups Laundry on site *
Volleyball court State of the art
Fitness room 2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR apartments

Rent starts at $379 per month
New apartment homes for active families
Stop in and see us at:
315 SR 62, Bowling Green
863-773-6640
Mon. Fri. 9-6 Saturday 10-4 C2
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Office (863) 773-5888 Mobile (863) 781-1486




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Classifieds


SKYLINE PARK MODELS for sale!
Models located at Little Charlie Creek
RFV Park, 1850 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873; For more infor-
mation call (863)781-r9241, Wayne or
(863)773-3161, Cindy. 1:27-3:17c
1992 HOMES OF MERIT, 2 BR, Fl.
room utility room, shed. All glass win-
dows & vertical blinds. Furnished.
Crystal Lake Village. 863-445-0985 or
767-6238 2:3-3:3p
'89 MH, 2BR/1B. Good condition,
$5,000. 781-6681 2:24-3:3c


WE ARE LOOKING for good homes
for 2 mixed breed puppies. One is
very sweet and smiles. We also have
a male neutered kitten, cream col-
ored, good tempered. Stop in and see
them or call All Creatures Animal
Hospital at 773-9215. 3:3,10c
POODLE PUPPIES. 2-8 week old
females, 1 cream and 1 brown. 375-
4447. 3:3p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have'
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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LABOR
I SOLUTIONS
Personnel Services

Taking Applications
for General labor, Packing House, Light Industrial, &
Clerical positions. Please come to our office and apply.
If applying for Clerical please bring a resume, when
applying bring two forms of identification.
Apply at address below.


116 West Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-773-9225


424 North Brevard Ave.'
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 863-494-0400


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INSULATION


We Blow in
Insulation in
Your Attic


FREE ESTIMATES


Any old hillbilly can change a
tire, but we sell tires for less
and we prove it!


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225-75-15
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Auto Technician Sold separately slightly higher.
Open: Mon Sat 8:00 5:00


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S2, 3, & 4 bedroom Apts.
SHandicap units available
SRental rates beginning at $424 *
(plus eledric, cable and phone)
SRental assistance available for qualified applicants *

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
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ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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BELOW WHOLESALE! FLOWERING
shrubs, Bird of Paradise, hibiscus,
Tababoua trees, etc. Voogd Growers,
773-4853 3:3c


WE BUY LAND, orange groves, and
houses. 375-3112 12:2tfc


Nothing endures but personal 15 ACRE FARM IN lovely Zolfo
qualities. Springs, $300,000 or best offer. 727-
-Walt Whitman 865-8599 2:10-3:10p

DRIVERS/LOCAL/CLASS A DUMP- $750-$900
per week 5/6 days per week. Immediate openings.
Evening Shift. Late model equipment, vacation after 1
year, health, dental & life insurance, credit union, 401K
retirement plan. Min age 25 Twoyears verifiable T/T
exp, good driving record, DOT Physical and Drug
Screen will be required. Apply in person at Trans-
Phos. Inc 4001 Noraln Mine Rd, Bartow, FL, 800-940-
1575. Females and minorities are encouraged to
apply. Drug Free Work Place. EEO. ADA c2:24,3:3
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REMODELED!
OW RE-OPEN!

'&wling green

q67a Warkef
Hwy. 17


Every Friday, Saturday,


Sunday


RESTROOMS WATER ELECTRIC
781-1062


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107 W. Main Street
Topsy See Wauchula, FL 33873
,REAL ESTATE 773-5994

NEW LISTING Very nice home in Wauchula. 3BR/2Bth. Hard wood
floors. Frame with vinyl siding, new roof, approx. 2308 S.F. Just out-
side city limits $135,000.
Approx. 10 acres in Golfview. For $75,000
CO V B~~~ B f 2 baths concrete block home on
dead nditn doln e custom cabinets. Cathedral ceiling,
large utiity ro!tZ u r lb akk aReady in weeks. This
n oq't last log Ilf
Large acreage r~ereational property. Call for info.
Looking for a commercial building? Check out this log cabin on Hwy.
17 in Wauchula. Call for details
Building lots in Bowling Green and Zolfo.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


We have several buyers interested in your house even if it needs repairing.
Call us with your info.
Topsy See, broker Vanette See, associate
Check out more listings at Or email us at:
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3 Rental houses ii Ona. Current rental income $900 per month. $70,000.
3 apartment complex. 609 W. Bay Street, $135,000.
1.06 acres. zoned C-2. Just east of new Northbound U.S. 17. Excellent
potential for warehouses or light manufacturing. Priced to sell. $35,000.
Beautiful wooded 5 acres, like new DW/MH, 3/2, Central HA, 5138 Deer
Run Road. $92,000.
1.9 acres, 1831 Hampton Road. Brick Home, metal roof. 3456 square feet.
1800 square feet Garage/workshop. $175,000.
302 North 10th Ave. Large corner lot. 930 S.F., C.P., Porches, 2BR/1Bth.
Central H/A. $65.000.
Old Quick Lube. Commercial. Hflv 17 Norih, Bowling Green. Corner lot.
$65,000.
Bills Meal Market Bowling Green. Fully equipped for restaurant and meat
market. Large Corner Lot. 225' on Hwy 17, $135,000. Contract Pending.





"Write this number down ...

375-4441
SYou're going to need
it if you buy from the
'walk-in, ride-out'
place!"




24 Hour Towing Available
U.S. Hwy. 17 Se Habla
Bowling Green Espanol 375-4441
(across from Presto) -r


PERMANENTLY set park model RV
trailer, with 2 slide outs. Many, many
extras, must be seen. For further info
call: 863-735-1663. 3:3p


COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL, LEASE-
sell, salvage yard, detailing,
bodyshop, welding, mobile home,
automobile sales. (863)773-6616
2:10-3:10p


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pa
Just mrt our eBsy requlrmewnt and you a ren c indl
APPROVED* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly p saymnt Compnitive Rat -'Not -P Bu y Hew
Estai i Crt Late MoalC &Tracks. Cll now your crad ppovn on our 24 hr. toM frM
HOTLINE 1404061
You must meet our lidsr's cnredt standards. Income and.equiy requirumnt p L J


FOR SALE


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Hwy 64 7 miles East of Wauchula
Look for Signs


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Saturday 5/5
a.m. to 5 p.m.

863-832-0640
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Sunday 5/6
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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1968 Chevy TK. VIN# CS538A115054
Tornado Hi-Lift #55567102HT


1981 CHEVY GO VIN# BE621T5BV107225 with
Peterson Hi-Lift #P-556-HC
1978 Ford GO VIN # F61 DVAG2279 with Peterson
Hi-Lift and Loader #C70778218
1976 Ford GO VIN# F60DVA75777 with Stonie GH
1975 INTL GO VIN# 13662EHA33438 with Stonie
Hi-Lift and Loader #00097
1975 INTL GO VIN# 13662EHA33209 with Stonie
Hi-Lift and Loader #00154
3 Self-made Trailers
100 Tubs

Contact Linda or Shannon at Wauchula State Bank for
details and location of equipment at 863-773-4151.
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CASEWORKERS
Kids Hope United provides support services
for abused and neglected children and their fam-
ilies for several Central Florida counties. We
have caseworker positions available in our
Sebring, Wauchula and Mulberry locations. If
you have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a
related field we will train you if you are selected.
Minimum training salary is $31,620. Salary range
for caseworkers is $31,620 -38,760.
We will consider non-related degrees if you
have related experience. If you have current cer-
tification as a Child Protection Professional, we
want to talk to you.
Competitive salary and complete benefit pack-
age if offered, with an excellent paid time off
benefit. KHU is a drug free workplace and com-
mitted to Equal Employment Opportunities.
Please forward resume with salary history to
floridajobs@kidshopeunited.org or fax to 352-
326-2506.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.,
is currently accepting applications for the following
positions:

R.S.A.'s entry level positions, 3rd and Weekend
Shifts available. HS Diploma or GED required, experi-
ence preferred.
C.N.A.'s 2nd, 3rd, and Weekend Shifts available.
Current Florida Licensure, HS Diploma or GED
required, experience preferred.
Maintenance Utility Service Worker Proficient in
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. Must possess
HVAC Certification and HS Diploma or GED. 5 yrs +
experience preferred.
Cook 40 hrs includes Saturday and Sunday. 2 years
experience required. Certification in food management
is a plus. HS Diploma or GED required.

FINR offers an excellent benefit package, is an EOE
and a Drug Free Workplace. If you are interested in
joining a fast growing company, please stop by
1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL to fill outani
application, fax resume to 863-773-2041 or e-mail
to hrinfo@finr.net
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Classifieds


ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or nation origin, or
the intention to make osC a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh
HOUSES, APARTMENTS, TRAILERS.
Lease weekly/yearly, $250/week up, 2-
10 bedrooms. (863)781-5017,
(863)773-6616 2:10-3:10p


LEASE/SALE, COMMERCIAL, 121 W.
Main, 9,000 sf available, $1 sf, build to
suit, handy-man. (863)773-6616,
(863)781-5017. 2:10-3:10p
MOBILE HOME, TWO people max,
$200 deposit, $150 wk., utilities
included, no pets, BG. 375-4472, 224-
2477 2:24-3:3p
2/BR MOBILE HOME, clean, quiet
family park, Wauchula. No pets. $350
month, plus $250 deposit. (863)773-
3275, (863)698-4908 2:24-3:24p
2BR/1B, $500 MONTHLY, $400
deposit, Wauchula Hills. 773-0926
2:24-3:3p


9,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL stores, 121
W. Main St. Lease, Sell. 773-6616,
445-0915 2:3-3:3p

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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND Ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc


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JIM'S PAINTING SERVICE. House and
mobile home repair. Interior and exte-
rior. Mobile top coating, pressure
washing, free estimates, Lic. & Ins.
#218.767-9650. 11:6tfc


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. tfc
PUMP TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Friday and Saturday
nights 7 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, Corner of Grape & Church
St., Bowling Green.
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LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
JT PAINTING & Pressure Cleaning.
Free estimates. (888) 689-8188
11:18-6:29p


PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
Bobcat lorvieo Troo Trimming
Complete Troo Removal
*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089
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Liensead Insured Acept M/C & Vima


WHY SELL
YOUR HOUSE
TO

BILLY HILL?


1. He will pay you cash for your house.
2. He will go the extra mile for you!
3.He will payyou $500 extra when he buys our house.


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Letter ToThe Editor
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comes letters to the editor on
matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good taste
and include the writer's full
name, address and daytime
telephone number fo ,verifi-
qalion,,
Letters must be received
by 5 p.m. on Monday to be
considered for that week's
editiori. Submissions should
be typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to the
Editor, The Herald-Advocate,
PRO. Box 338, Wauchula, FL
33873. Fax letters to (863)
773-0657.




We Buy
Houses!
AM-SOUTH REALTY
(863) 773-21





DIVORCE

BANKRUPTCY

$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer)
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Sales Associate
Aflac (yes the company
with the duck) is looking to
hire two key people in
Hardee County to market
our line of supplemental
insurance plans to area
employers. Weprovide com-
, prehensive training, ad-
vanced commissions, life-
time renewals, stock bonus
and incentive trips.
To be considered, please
fax or e-mail current resume
to:
Randy Bartlein
Aflac Regional Sales Coordinator
Fax: (941) 907-7281
Email: r_Bartlein@us.aflac.com
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Billy Hill


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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490 ci:2tfc


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Mobile: (941) 456-6507


E. DAVIS LAWNCARE
&
^4Cair TRACTOR SERVICE -'

Bushhog Mowing, Pad & Yard Leveling
Home (863) 773-5082
Mobile (863) 781-4041
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will
sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the high-
est bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal
obligations.
1997 Ford SW Id.#1 FMDU34X4VZC41055

Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday March 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL. c13:3,10 c


The sounder your argument, the
more satisfaction you get out of


Income Tax (1 to 3 days) Fax Service
*Notary Public Translation of Document
Immigration Services Wiring of Money

501 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 33873
c3:3-- p k Tel: 863-767-1362 Fax: 863-767-6136 Tel: 863-767-0706


Mini Storage
1 2x 12 storage @
$50.00 per month

Carl's Recycling
249 Airport Rd

773-4300
d2 10-3 10p


S1337Hwy. 17 South
auchula
773-4900

1056 sq. ft. Mobile Home,
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Beautiful Kitchen with Refrigerator, Dishwasher, &
Stove. $428 per Mo. RI. with $1,000 down W.A.C.
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Hiring Immediately
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
CFHC Avon Park Highlands County, Florida
Programs and Planning Director Oversee the planning, devel-
opment and management of grants, (public & private), proposal
writing, computer and database management systems, market
health services and represent CFHC in the community, supervise
marketing & grant staff. Bachelor's degree, three to five years
management experience.
GFHC Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida
Nursing Supervisor RN with Florida license, supervisory expe-
rinnce a plus.
Phlebotomist experience a plus, Monday Friday.
Patient Care Team Asst. Knowledge of medicare, medicaid and
other 3rd party insurance, health care exp., computer literacy, read
and speak Spanish
CFHC Frostproof, Polk County, Florida
Medical Records Clerk Exp. medical records or health care
experience.
Excellent benefits package, compete. salary, pension plan. Corp.
pays for LTD & Life Insurance. See our website @
cfhconline.org. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon
Park, FL 33825, via e-mail to hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863)
452-3011. EOE/DFW c13:3,10c


SUNRISE COMMUNITY


LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
* Working with adults with developmental disabilities
* Depenedable, 18 years old, high school diploma, valid driver's
license.
* Fulfilling work environment
.3 shifts available
* Advancement opportunities/Tuition reimbursement
* Health Insurance/403B
SAnnual raises, referral bonus
* Paid vacation, sick, holiday
We look forward to hearing from you. Please call Betty at 863-773-
3985 or Robert at 863-767-1691. EOE/DFWP
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NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
To whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that the following
described livestock one steer red and white, one
cow red and white with horns was found 1782
Fishbranch Road, Hardee County and is now
impounded at the Hardee Livestock Market. The
amount due by reason of such impounding is all
incurred fees. The above described livestock will,
unless redeemed within 3 days from date hereof,
beoffered for sale at public auction to the highest
and best bidder for cash.
02-28-05

J.L. Cogburn, Sheriff
Hardee County, FL


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By George!
By George
The Bear
MEMONRNIMMOM


i;;s is your friendly neighborhood bear, George. You may notice a
change in my accset. Well, I'I not trying to get sophisticated or anything
like that, but we are.changing translators. Walt has done a wonderful job for
the last year, but he has decided it is time for a change. So now Sheri is
gaping to do the writing for me for a., ', That Walt was from New York
and Sheri is from Kentucky, so she wid speak with a little more proper
English (Kentuckians are known for their good English).
Since I talked to you last some of the snowbirds have moved back into
the park. We kept hearing a lot of activity going on but we couldn't tell what
was happening. Then we started seeing eyes and noses sticking through the
green stuff on our fence, and we recognized some of them from last year.'
We were in a pretty good pickle down here with all the mess from the
storms. So these good snowbirds (I don't know why they call them snow-
birds, they ain't got no feathers. I haven't heard how they taste but I bet it
is probably something like chicken) volunteered to help clean up our home.
When they started coming in to help clean up the mess, we started match-
ing those eyes and noses that we had been seeing pbeking through the fence
with good-hearted folks who are helping us clean up.
First there was Rita, Louie, Pet, Pat, Edith andMyma. These people
were working so hard trying to clean up all of the limbs and leaves and
such, and we kept hearing them say that when Ken got here he would real-
ly get this place back in shape. Well, it wasn't long before we saw some
people on the boardwalk and sure enough, one of them was Ken. He. was
saying that he could get a lot of this cleaned up and he did.
We kept hearing all of the regular workers telling these folks how
much they appreciated the help, and the volunteers just kept saying that
they were glad they could help because they lqved us animals so much.i
that really touched my old bear heart, to hear how much they truly cared
about us. Everybody needs to know that somebody cares.
SThen I soon seen another familiar face, it was Howard. He is the guy
that is so nice to all of the folks who come to see us during Pioneer Days.
He keeps all of the good stuff that they have bought at the flea market for
them so they can walk through the boardwalk without having to tote a load.


PARKER FILL DIRT, tree removal,
stump removal, dragline, track hoe,
Iand clearing, shell, clay, top soil,
Ibader, bulldozer, dump trucks. 735-
2415. 9:9tfc
TEAM SAWMASTER. TREE removal.
We cut trees for less. (863)781-1449
10:14tfc
CENTRAL FLORIDA ROOFING, state
certified. License #CCC1325743.
Quality work, local roofing company.
1'-863-382-7166 12:16tfc
D.C. PHONE SERVICE. Residential
and small business installation &
repair. Specializing in mobile homes,
35 years experience. 863-773-9179
S1:27-5:5p
41-TON DUMP TRUCK for hire.
Will cut trees and haul any debris.
(863)735-0140. Leae message if no
answer. 2;3-3:3p
A&S PAINTING,.INTERIOR and exteri-
or, over 25 years experience. Free
estimates; discount for storm victims.
735-1177 2:24-3:24p
MIKE'S LAWN CARE. licensed &
insured, free estimates. (863)735-
2862 2:10-3:10p
!'NEW BUSINESS" LEM'S
Maintenance & Welding Shop.
Portable welding & repair, all work
with 40 years experience. No job to
big or small. (863)773-4787. (863)781-
4441, Nextel 162* 18* 112. Lem Brown
2:24-3:24p
KENNY HARRIS PRESSURE cleaning
& painting. Commercial & residential.
Licensed and insured. (863)735-8863,
(863)381-0874 2:24-4:28p

It is not so important to be seri-
-ous as it is to be serious about
the important things.
--Robert M. Hutchins


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 9-DARK, 397
Shackelford Rd., Wauc. Men's medi-
um clothing, women's 12-14 clothing,
Lots of misc. 3:3c
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH rum-
mage and bake salel Saturday, March
5, 8 a.m. Corner of Main St. and Hwy
17. 2:24a3:3c


SATURDAY 8 -73 Miles south of Zolfo,
Moffitt Road. Clothes, utensils, furni-
ture. 3:3P
SATURDAY 7-7, 745 Altman Rd.,
Wauchula. Furniture, clothes, misc.
3:30
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-? Too much to
list. Plus size clothes, women. 328
South 7th. 3:3p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY 8-5, 1148
Downing Circle, Wauchula. Furniture,
big women's clothing, children's
clothing, lots of misc. 3:3p
4th ANNUAL MULTI-FAMILY yard sale
more this year than ever before.
Livingroom furniture, clothes all
sizes, books, toys, cookware and to
many things to name. 3065 State
Road 66 in Zolfo Springs, 4 miles east
on SR @6 from 17. Follow the signs.
Friday, 7 am-? 3:3p
SATURDAY 8-3, 6 miles South of ZS
on Hwy 17. See signs. 3:3p
1339 HWY 17 SOUTH Spikers Parking
Lot. Bedroom suites, complete. Beds,
sofa beds, recliners, furniture, central
AC/Heat units. Tables, chairs, refriger-
ators, stoves. All on sale. Thurs., Fri.,
Sat., Edna's Place. 3:3c
EDNA'S PLACE 1339 Hwy. 17 South.
767-8822. We have complete beauty
shop equipment. 3:3c
SATURDAY 8 am Corner Oak and 1st.
Toys, furniture, baby stuff, petite to
large women clothes, men and mater-
nity clothes, stove, tools and lots
more. 3:3p


Program Assistant needed for school located in juvenile
justice facility near Arcadia. Enrolls, schedules, and with-
draws students using the DeSoto School Board computer-
ized student information system. Performs clerical duties.
12-month full-time employment. Requires high school
diploma. $20,000 plus excellent benefits. Please fax
resume to Greg Clark at 863-491-5343 or e-mail to
greg.clark(5desoto.k12.fl.us EOE/DFWP cl3:3c


SHAWN RIMES AGGREGATES

Quality gravelrock for
driveways, parking lots, etc...

It's better than shel


Shawn Rimes
Owner/Opera/or


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863-773-6084
Cell 863-781-0412
AgNet 9761


Mechanic/Truck and Trailer/Class B-
OK Immediate opening, flexible hours
competitive pay, 2 wks vacation after i
yr, health and life benefits after 60
days, 401k retirement, & credit union.
Contact Steve Baxley M-F 8-5 at 863-
534-1575 or in person at Trans-Phos,
Inc 4001 Noralyn Mine Road, Bartow.
EE6, Drug Free Work Place, ADA
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Help Wanted!!
Immediate 'opening for person willing to work hard with a
positive attitude and the ability to learn to service and install
petroleum equipment and related services. Electrical
mechanical, and/or construction background a+. Drivers
License Required. Class A or B CDL preferred. Willing to
train right person. Call 863-773-2213 for an appointment or
send resume te. Heartland Pump and Tank Co., Inc. P.O.
Box 873 Wauchula, FL 33873 EOE DFWP
Heartland Pump and Tank Co., Inc. c,23tf,


He doesn't even eat their kettle corn they leave with him; he is a real swell
guy. I'm not so sure that I wouldn't have to eat just a little bit of it. I guess
that is why they don't let me have that job.
Well, those folks cleaned up all around this refuge. All of us animals
were so glad to see everything so nice and clean. By the time they had got-
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great help, too. That Gerry and Matt are always there when you need them.
They are just as nice as they can be.
We also want to thank Jack and Nora for the wonderful Christmas
trees. We -sure had a great time playing with them, as a matter of fact,
Brother Bear is still dragging them around.
Well, I guess I had better go for now. See ya.
This column is prepared with the assistance of Hardee County Animal
Refuge employees Carmen Soles, Sheri Judah, Ryan Harris and Walter
Williams.

10 HOURS A MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave message.)


We are movina


COURTESY PHOTO
Cleaning out the alligator swamp was OK, until the canoe tipped
over!
tei: to the gator exhibit, there was a whole flock of snowbirds. Alice the
gator was just, ecstatic with excitement about her exhibit being cleaned
though you really couldn't tell, because most people think the gators are
either dead or fake because they can't see them move. If those people aren't
careful, they may become a dead gator's lunch out in the wild. Those gators
are known for playing possum.
Alice told us she had a good chuckle while they were working in her
swamp. That guy Ken and his buddy, Fred, were out in the middle of the
water in their canoe a sawing the broken tree when all of a sudden they had
a great desire to,go swimming with her. They tipped the canoe and each
other, too. She said she started to swim over towards them and give them a
little scare, but they were, already mo i ng pretty fast because of the cold
water.
:The deer exhibit is the odily area that hasn't been given a good clean-
ing, and that is because Roy, the young buck deer, is in a really bad mood
and keeps letting everyone know that if anybody tries to come in there he
is going to make them into a shish-ka-bob, and I think he means it. I told
him it would feel good to get all of the debris out of there, its kind of like
having clean sheets put on your bed, it just feels good, but he won't listen.
I guess they will have to wait until he has a change of heart and mood.
There is another snowbird riding around on a big yellow dinosaur. He
Sis picking up all of the cut trees and, straightening some of the trees that
Were bent over during the storms. He runs that machine as smooth as a bear
stealing honey. I think they call that snowbird Don.
Those two neighbors of ours that work for Smokey Bear have been a


lease call Buddy at (863)735-0407
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Hardee County School Board
Employment Vacancy

Position: Electrician
Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent:
Experience in the field of electricity, air conditioning or
a certificate to verify completion of training in electric-
ity, air conditioning or refrigeration. Must have at least
a valid class (D) Florida Driver's License.
Salary Range: $20,593-: $32,238 (Pro-rated Per
Salary Schedule) 2004-2005 School Year
Benefits Included. Contact: Personnel Dept. (863) 773-


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Casa 3 Cuartos, 2
Banos. Cocina


Bonita con refrigerador, lavaplatos,
y estufa. Por solamente $428 P.I.
por mes con credit aprobado en tu
terreno. c3:3C


Apurba Manik
M.D. F.A.A.P.


back to old office!


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Infants, Children, and Adolescents


767-1414
24 Hours


Hours:
Mon Fri,
8:30 5:00


Beginning Monday,
March 7

we will return to ouroffices

in the Kash 'n Karry Plaza

1125 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula
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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
SState Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409


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Carol Tomblin
Owner


John Reschke
Bill Reschke


UP


CCC-045925
License CBC-12430


CAROL'S
POOL
SERVICE
- 10 Years Experience -
Certified & Insured
Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806


P.O. Box 974 Avon Park, FL 33826


Manufacturing F
full time Plant Person.


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ertilizer Company needs a
Must be able to drive a


forklift, Lift 601bs, have math skills and be able to
read and follow instructions Holiday Pay,


Overtime
Available.


Pay; Vacation Pay, and Insurance


Absolutely Drug and Alcohol Free Work Place.


Call between


Temporary or
Permanent
Personnel and
Payroll Services


10-2. 863-375-2487;


!LABOR
SOLUTIONS
Penonnel Sevices

CONTACT:


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.Payroll
Federal and State
Taxes
Deposits
:TaxJeports
Worker's Gbmp
FICA
Year End W2's


ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula
(863)773-9225
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!LABOR
SOLUTIONS
Personnel Services

Occupando Gente!!!
Se solicita gente para tabajos de labor, en pacadoras,
bodegas, y para posiciones administrativas. Porfavor de
venir a nuestra oficina para llenar una application. Para las
posisiones administrativas se require un curriculum,
porfavor de traer dos formas de identification al moment
de applicar. Nuestras localidades son las siguentes.


116 West Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-773-9225
Se Habla Espanol


424 North Brevard Ave.
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 863-494-0400
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Willis Duct Cleaning

and Insullation
"Dusty Ducts Are Not Cool"
Free Inspection

Home or Business Mold and Mildew
Treatment Relief for asthma and
allergy sufferers. Improves
Indoor air quality. Reduces
odor and dust as well.

-, -25 years of Experience


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Lic.# RG291103615
S Locally owned and operated


Fax 863-773-9865 2
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Office 863-773-4779


OFFICE FOR RENT
1385 Highway 17 North ;
(across Irom Wendy's)
2 Large Rooms* 1 Bathroom
Storage Cabinets (built in wall) Storage Closet
Hot and Cold Water Heat and Air Conditioning
With or Without Desk and Chair,
Filing Cabinets and Office Table
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CORRECTION


A PREVIOUS ADVERTISEMENT STATED COUNTY
GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED APRIL
25, 2005 IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY.

THE CORRECT DATE OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED
IS MARCH 25. 2005.


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The Herald-Advocate
(i'SPS 57 78,i)

Thursday. March 3. 2005


PAGE ONE


Baseball


By JOAN SEAMAN
,Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee boys baseball team
divvied its tournament games last
week.
The Cats were slated to play
three games in the Lake Wales
Highlander tournament but had
'Friday night's game against Vero
Beach rained out.
The regular season started
ITuesday night with a visit from
Auburndale, a team Hardee lost to
6-4 in the opening pre-season clas-'
!sic on Feb. 15. The Cats hoped to
,avenge that early outing.
SThe season continues with a
game today (Thursday) at
Englewood Lemon Bay in an
unusual 6 p.m. start. Games the rest
,of the season have 7 p.m. starts.
Next week, there is a visit
Tuesday from Fort Meade, a trip to
lakeland Santa Fe on Wednesday
:and another on Friday, March 11, to
Avon Park. Then, there's a four-
game home stand, with Lake Placid
on March 15,, DeSoto March 18, St.
Albans. of Washington, D. C. on
March 22 and PVI of Washington,
D. C. on March 24. The latter teams
come to Florida on their Spring
Break to play local squads.
HARDEE 19, HAINES CITY 8
Hardee's first game in the Lake
Wales tourney was against Haines
City. The Wildcats broke the game
open with seven runs in the fifth
inning and added another seven in
the sixth.
'Both teams were three up, three
!down in the first inning. In the sec-
ond, sophomore left fielder Briant
Shumard put the Cats on the board
with a solo home run to right cen-
ter. Senior center fielder Travis
: Tubbs followed that with a double
to left field and went to third on a
passed ball. He was stranded when
a pair of strikeouts and a ground-
out retired the side.
Haines City evened the score
with a home run by designated hit-
ter Conoly, who lofted one to deep
right field.
Hardee forged back in front with
a third-inning tally. Junior infielder
Jarrett Benavides was hit by a
pitch, went to third on a long
Shumard hit and raced home on i
sacrifice fly to center field by
senior Aaron Himrod. It was 2-1.
Haines City went three up, three
down.
The Cats added an insurance run
in the fourth inning. Senior short-
stop W. T. Redding singled to left
field. moved along on a sacrifice


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grounder by soph Will Krause and
came home on an error on a hit by
senior catcher Michael Mahoney. It
was 3-1.
The Hornets answered with a run
in the bottom of the fourth. An
error, stolen base and back-to-back
singles got the runner home. It was
3-2.
Hardee put the game away with a
seven-run outburst in the fifth
inning, sending 13 men to the plate
and leaving the bases stacked. With
two away, junior first sacker
Robbie Abbott singled and Tubbs
followed it with a homer over the
center field fence. Redding and
Krause drew walks, Mahoney sin-
gled, James Basey walked,
Shumard singled and Himrod dou-
bled. Calvin Brutus and pinch hitter
Chris Bigelow drew walks but were
left on base along with Himrod
when the third out occurred. It was
10-2.
Haines City attempted its own
rally, but left the bases loaded when
Brutus struck out the sixth batter.
Hardee added another seven runs
in the sixth. Jake Benavides,
Abbott, Tubbs and Redding each
doubled and Krause homered to left
field. When the dust settled, it was
17-2.
Haines City narrowed the gap to
17-8 with a half dozen scores in the
home half of the sixth. A pair of
singles and pair of homers were
sandwiched around an error and a
walk.
The Cats put their final pair of
runs in the book in the top of the
seventh. Jarrett Benavides singled,
Shumard was safe on an error, Jake
Benavides singled. Brutus walked
and Abbott singled to score the first
two base runners before a double
play ended the inning. .'
Haines City was retired on a
strikeout and pair of grounders to
end the game 19-8.


Boys

LAKE WALES 8, HARDEE 7
Hardee returned to Lake Wales
on Tuesday, Feb. 22, to face the
host Highlander squad.
Both teams left a runner stranded
in the first inning. Himrod was hit
by a pitch, and a Lake Wales player
tripled, but was left aboard when
Wildcat senior Drew Schock
knuckled down and struck out the
side.
The second inning was three up,
three down for both teams.
In the third, Hardee took the lead
with a pair of runs. Mahoney sin-
gled and stole second. Jarrett
Benavides was safe on a pair of


Split


errors which left Wildcats on sec-
ond and third. Mahoney raced
home on an error on an attempted
pickoff. Benavides went to third on
a passed ball and raced home on a
Himrod sacrifice grounder. Lake
Wales left one- on base. Schock
picked up three more strikeouts.
In the fourth, with one away,
Tubbs singled to left. He was out on
a Redding fielder's choice. Krause
drew a walk. Redding and Krause
were left on the bases when the last
out occurred.
Lake Wales narrowed it to a 2-1
ball game with a iun in the home
half of the fourth on a hit, error and
sacrifice fly.


Games


In the top of the fifth, Hardee
made it a 3-1 game. Jarrett
Benavides drew a walk, Shumard
sacrificed him along and he scur-
ried home on a Himrod double to
right center. In the bottom of the
fifth, the Highlanders were again
three up, three down.
Hardee plated four runs in the
top of the sixth inning. Tubbs was
hit by a pitch. With two away, Jake
Benavides singled to score Tubbs.
Jarrett Benavides also singled.
Shumard was hit by a pitch. A
Himrod single and pair of errors
brought three runners home. It was
7-1.
Lake Wales erupted for a half


dozen runs in the home half of the
sixth inning to tie the game 7-7. An
error, pair of walks, three doubles
and a single allowed the
Highlanders to keep circling the
bases.
Hardee tried for a winning run in
the top of the seventh. Abbott drew
a walk. With two down, Krause
also walked, but a strikeout ended
the Wildcat efforts.
The advantage switched to the
home team, which used it to plate
the winning run. A runner was hit
by a pitch, went to second on a
passed ball, third on a sacrifice
grounder and home on a sacrifice
fly.


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We wouldn't have to go very far in our community to find people who
have been hurt by horses, and some hurt severely. Whenever we climb
on a horse we always know there is a chance of getting bucked off or
"throwed" over the horse's head when it spooks at something and plants
all four feet in the sand.
Horses can also kick when least expected, like the time I had both
of a mare's hind feet planted in my chest and I was slammed against the
barn fence. However, there are times if a horse doesn't hurt us, It can
surely make us hurt ourselves.
I remember one time about 20 years ago I was working on a "Go
Dick Go" filly for Gerald Keeslings in Punta Gorda. To give you a little
background, "Go Dick Go" was an American Quarter Horse Stallion that
won the All-American Futurity, which at the time was the richest race in
the world, and he belonged to a gentleman named Raymond Tucker.
Mr. Tucker was racing in Louisiana and literally had to pay $150,000
ransom to some Cajuns who had his horse hidden and told him they
would kill "Go Dick Go" if that ransom wasn't paid. In order to recover
some of his investment, Mr. Tucker bred him to as many as 100 to 125
mares a year by whatever means was available, including artificial insem-
ination, so there were a world of "Go Dick Go" babies around. The one
thing they all had in common was they were about as crazy as sprayed
roaches.
In those days we had to tube worm horses because we didn't have
the sophisticated worm medicine in the little plastic tubes that we have
today, so we were tube worming the babies he had brought and that
included two or three "Go Dick Go" babies. We were in the stall with one
of them when the filly literally exploded and pawed everybody in the stall.
Mr. Keeslings wound up on his knees crawling away from the horse
as fast as he could and glancing over his shoulder to see where the filly
was, and when he looked up, he ran face-first into a brand new concrete
block wall. He was skinned from his forehead all the way down to the end
of his nose.
I admit at the time it was a horrible experience, but in retrospect it
,was sure a funny thing to see Mr. Keesling on his knees crawling as fast
as he could to get away from that crazy filly.


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2B The Herald-Advocate, March 3, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO. CJ-98-153

IN THE INTEREST OF:
R., S.
DOB: 05/02/88
Child. I

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION
ALLEGING DEPENDENCY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
OMAR VEGA
Father of S.R., a white female child
born on May 2, 1988
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a petition under oath has been filed
by the Department of Children and
Families in the above styled Court,
which seeks the dependency of your
child:
S.R.
a white female child
born on May 2, 1988
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally.appear before the HON-
ORABLE Wnm. Bruce Smith, Circuit
Judge, on March 31, 2005, at 10:30
a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for
an ARRAIGNMENT HEARING in this
matter.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
YOUR CONSENT TO THE ADJUDICA-
TION OF THIS CHILD AS DEPEN-
DENT AND MAY ULTIMATELY
RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CUSTODY
OF THIS CHILD.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN
THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT
AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST
BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTOR-
NEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance'with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons 'with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-2155, not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8779, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED THIS 8th day of February,
2005.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
K. Weed
as his Deputy Clerk
2:10-3:3c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO: 252005CA000069

GRAY EPPS VANCE, JR., as
Trustee of'the Gray Epps Vance '
Revocable Trust dated 3/10/97,-
as to an undivided one-half
interest, and BELVA LEE VANCE,
as Trustee of the Belva Lee Vance
Revocable Trust dated 3/10/1997,
as to an undivided one-half
interest,
Plaintiffs,

vs.,, .

GARY D. KIPP, also known as
GARY KIPP, his unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
Sand all other parties claiming by,
Through, under or against him;
and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees,
or any other person claiming by,
through, under or against him;
SESTECH, INC., a Delaware
i corporation; SHAMROCK SEED
COMPANY, INC., a corporation;
SLYKES AGRI SALES, INC., a
corporation; JACK I. INGLE
; REVOCABLE TRUST: and all
Claimants, persons or parties,
Natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown.
claiming under the above named
defendant or parties claiming
Sto have any right, title or
interest in the property
hereafter described.
Defendants. /,

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: SHAMROCK SEED COMPANY,
:,INC., 3 Harris Place, Salinas, CA
93901
'and unknown spouse, heirs,
S.devisees, grantees, creditors, and all
'.other parties claiming by, through.
: under or against GARY D. KIPP, also
known as GARY KIPP; and the sever-
: al arid respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees, or
Sany other person claiming by,
through, under or against GARY D.
; KIPP, also known as GARY KIPP; and
all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
;.ural or corporate,, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under the above named 'defendant or
parties claiming to have any right,
Title or interest in the property here-
after described
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
dto ,quiet title on the following
Described property:
i


Lots 9 and 10, Block 4, Original
Survey of the Town of Zolfo
Springs, 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 KEN-
NETH B. EVERS, the Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
SDrawer 1308, Wauchula, FL 33873-
1308, oh or before the 11 day of
March, 2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiffs' attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default willbe entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
'or petition:

* DATED on the 7 day of February,
2005.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
S ; By:Connie Coker


Deputy Clerk-
2:10-3:3c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 2003-CA223

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,

vs.

Jaime Figueroa,
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 23,
entered in Civil Case No. 2003-CA223
of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL
NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIA-
TION, Plaintiff and JAIME FIGUEROA
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, ON
THE FRONT STEPS OF THE HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M.
on March 23, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgement, to-wit:

A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED
IN THE WEST 1/4 of SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP/33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUN NORTH' 00
DEGREES 21 MINUTES 41 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
167 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SEC-
ONDS EAST 1327.44 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 25 MINUTES 26 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
167.00 FEET THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 MIN-
UTES 56 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 660.50 FEET
THENCE RUN 'SOUTH 89
DEGREES 21 MINUTES 43 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
1326.90 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 36 MIN-
UTES 41 SECONDS WEST A
DISTANCE OF 659.90 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
LESS THE WEST 25 FEET
THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY AND LESS; BEGIN AT
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
NORTH 1/2 OF NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 36,. TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, AND
RUN THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 21 MINUTES 43 SEC-
ONDS EAST 25.0 FEET TO AN
IRON ROD FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-
UE NORTH 89, DEGREES 21
MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 726 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 36 MINUTES 41 SEC-
ONDS WEST AND. PARALLELE
WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE' '1
SOF 300 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MIN-
UTES 10 SECONDS WEST AND
PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH
LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 36 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 300 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SEC-
ONDS WEST AND PARALLEL
WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID'
SECTION 36 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 726 FEET TO POINT ON THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF AIRPORT ROAD (WHICH IS
25 FEET EAST OF THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 36);
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
36 MINUTES 41 SECONDS
EAST 300.00 FEET ALONG THE
EASTERLY RIGIT OF WAY LINE
OF AIRPpRT ROAD TO AN
IRON ROD FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT HARDEE COUNTY COURT-,
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,'
WAUCHULA, FL 33873 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770

DATED at WAUCHULA, Florida, this
23 day of February, 2005. '
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HARDEE COUNTY, FL
By:Connie Coker
3:s3. c Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NO. 252005CP000019

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD IRVIN BROWN, JR.,
also known as
DONALD 'I BROWN, JR.,
deceased. /I


NOTICE TOCREDITORS
The administration of the estate of


OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decendent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decendent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 24, 2005.
Personal Representative:
JUANA MARIABROWN
Post Office Box 1234
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for Personal Representive:
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
(863) 773-5600 2:24;3:3c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252004DP000065
IN THE INTEREST OF:
P, B.
DOB: 06/04/01
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION ALLEGING
DEPENDENCY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
ROGELIO PINEDA
Father of B.P, a white female
child born on JUNE 4, 2001

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a petition under oath has been filed
i by the Department of Children and
Families in the above styled Court,
which seeks the dependency of your
child:
B.P.
a white female child
born on JUNE 4, 2001
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the HON-
ORABLE Wm. Bruce Smith, Circuit
Judge, on March 31, 2005, at 10:30
a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for an
ARRAIGNMENT HEARING in this
matter.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
YOUR CONSENT TO THE ADJUDICA-
TION OF THIS CHILD AS DEPEN-
,DENT' AND MAY IULTIMATLEY'
RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CUSTODY
OF THIS CHILD.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN
THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT
AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST
BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTOR-
NEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL*
33873, telephone (863) 773-2155, not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
c'eeding. If hearing imparied. (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8779, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED THIS 24 day of February,
2005.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
C. Nava
as his Deputy Clerk
3:3-24c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 04-CA-000677
SKEY BANK USA, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD NELSON BETHEA, et al
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 27th day of
December, 2004, and entered in Case
No. 04-CA-000677, of the. Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein KEY BANK USA, iNA .isthe
Plaintiff and DONALD NELSON
BETHEA; POLLYANNA BETHEA;
JOHN .DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the high-
eat and best bidder for cash at the AT
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF COURT-
HOUSE at the Hardee County
Courthouse, in WAUCHULA, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 9 day of March,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOTS15 16, 17AND 18, BLOCK
13, ROBERTS & SKIPPER:ADDI-
TION TO ZOLFO, ACCORDING,
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-,


OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT,
BOOK 2, PAGE 81, OF THE'
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


DONALD IRVIN BROWN JR., also in accordance with the Americans
known as DONALD I. BROWN, JR., with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
deceased, File Number 252005CP disabled person who, because of
000019 spending in the Circuit Court their disabilities, need special
for Hardee County, Florida, Probate accommodation to participate in this
Division, the address of which is Post ''proceeding should contact the ADA
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,' Coordinator at 417 W. Main Street,
Florida 33873. The, name and Wauchula, FL 33873 or Telephone
address of the personal representa- Voice (863) 773-4174 prior to such
tive and the personal representative's proceeding.
attorney are set forth below. Dated this 28 day of December, 2004.
All creditors of the decedent and .
other persons having, claims or B. HUGH BRADLEY
demands against decedent's estate, Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Including unmatured, contingent or By:Edwina Murphy
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy Deputy Clerk
of this notice is served must file their 2:24-3:3c
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF. 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO. CJ-98-153

IN THE INTEREST OF:
R., S.
DOB: 05/02/88
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION
ALLEGING DEPENDENCY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
OMAR VEGA
Father of S.R., a white female child
born on May 2, 1988
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a petition under oath has been filed
by the Department of Children and
Families in the above styled Court,
which seeks the dependency of your
child:
S.R.
a white female child
born on May 2, 1988'
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the HON-
ORABLE Wm. Bruce Smith, Circuit
Judge, on March 31, 2005, at 10:30
a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for
an ARRAIGNMENT HEARING in this
matter.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
YOUR CONSENT TO THE ADJUDICA-
TION OF THIS CHILD AS DEPEN-
DENT AND MAY ULTIMATELY
RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CUSTODY
OF THIS CHILD.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN
THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT
AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST
BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTOR-
NEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-2155, not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired. (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8779, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED THIS 8th day of February,
2005.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
K. Weed
as his Deputy Clerk


2:10-3:17c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252004DP000211
IN THE INTEREST OF: ., ; n ,,
G., A.
DOB: 09/16/04


Child. /


SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION ALLEGING
DEPENDENCY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
FERNANDO GAMBOA-MIRANDA
Father of A.G.. a white female
child born on September 16. 2004

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a petition under oath has been filed
by' the Department of Children and
Families in the above styled Court,
which seeks the dependency of your
child:
S A.G.
a white female child
born on September 16, 2004
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the HON-
ORABLE Wm. Bruce Smith, Circuit
Judge, on March.31, 2005, at 10:30
a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA,, FLORIDA, for an
AiRRAIGNMENT HEARING, iih this
matter.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON- WILL BE TREATED AS
YOUR CONSENT TO THE ADJUDICA-
TION OF THIS CHILD AS DEPEN-
DENT AND MAY UTIIMATLEY
RESULT IN THE LOSS OFV CUSTODY
OF THIS CHILD.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTYOU IN
THIS MATTER .IF YOU CANNOT
AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST
BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTOR-
NEY FOR YOU FOU WANT ONE..
In accordance with, the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-2155, not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing.imparied, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8779, via Florida Relay Servipe.
DATED THIS 24 day of February,
2005...
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
C. Nava
as his Deputy Clerk
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March 2 -6
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CHURCH NEWS
On Sunday the greeters were Bill
Banfield and Bob Bell. The special
music was by Wayne Russler on his
horn and Elina Henderson on the
piano. The choir sang "Jesus Loves
Even Me." Rev. James Stallings
provided the morning message to
the congregation of 64 in atten-
dance.
PRAYERS NEEDED
Special prayers are needed for
the ones on our prayer list: Al
Cluver, Marge Luff, Janet and Art
Brown, Bob Sears, Agnes Heverly
and many more here in the park and
also unspoken prayer requests.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The new people in the hall on
Monday were Clarice and Elmer
Durivage, a sister to Thanna
Adams. The birthdays being cele-
brated this week were Wanda May,
Ed Young, Alice Moore, Willie
Veldhizen and also Dean. There
were anniversaries this week. The
50/50 went to Lynn Metherell and
the merchant certificates were
Joyce Pearsell, Barbara Van Raalte,
Kenneth Reichel, Ted Metherell,
Mary Thomason, Barbara Miller,
Alice Moore, Doug Culp, Clarence
Barbara, Elaine Hoogkamp, Kattee
Crawford, Pat Nells, Donald
Dobberstein, Mike Gerace, Freada
SHardy, Cloyce Swisher, Eugen
Wagner, Bob Bell, me, David
Gustafson, Wayne Bonner, Grace
Moore, Barbara Van Raalte, Tom
Stears and Bob Sears. The plant
went to Leroy Love.
PROGRESSIVE EUCHRE
The high man was Joe Kienap le


AROUND THE PARK
We were happy to see Ju(
Cundiff return from her trip honi
Sharon and Harold Lake have cor
pany this week. Jim and Sal
Hatfield left this week to retu
home for the summer. I car
believe it is that time already.
BINGO
Thursday, Feb. 17, found :
playing bingo in the Rec Ha
Charlotte Longueuil won the 50/P
and Jane Mellem won the Jackp
Merchant certificates were given
Florence Nadeau. John Ba. rr
Claire Brunet. Joan New ton aj
Thelma Brandum.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, had 27 peor
playing bingo. The Jackpot w


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
S 10THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT
"IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 25-2004-CA-476

CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,

vs,

BRADLEY W. MCKINNEY,et ux.,
et al.,
Defendantss). /

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
suant to an Order or Final Judgmer
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered
on October 18,.2004 inthis case.now
pending in said Court, the style a
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and be.
bidder for cash at the Hardee Count
Courthouse, North Front Steps, 41
West Main Street, Wauchula, Florid
33873, at 11:00 A.M., on the 23 day c
March, 2005, the. following describe
property as set forth in said Order c
Final Judgment, to-wit:
S-1/2 OF LOTS 1,2 & 15, 16, 17,
18, 19, 20, 21 AND 22 OF
BLOCK 12-A OF BOWLING
GREEN CENTER SUBDIVISION,
AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT"
THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 31, BEING A SUBDIVI-
SION OF, NW 1/4 OF SECTION
9, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
:AND
N-1/2 OF THAT CERTAIN
UNNAMED STREET RIGHT OF
WAY WHICH RUNS BETWEEN
BLOCK 12-A AND BLOCK 13-A
AND THE S 1/2 OFTHAT CER-
TAIN UNNAMED. STREET
RIGHT OF WAY WHICH RUNS
BETWEEN BLOCK 12-A AND
BLOCK 13-A' OF BOWLING
GREEN CENTER SUBDIVISION.
Property Address: 4038 CHESTEI
AVENUE, BOWLING GREEN, F
33834
ORDERED at HARDEE County
Florida, this day of February, 2005
B. HUGH BRADLE
As Clerk, Circuit Coui
HARDEE, Florid
By:Connie Coke
As Deputy Cler


with 85 points, the runner-up was
Bruce Hardy with 61 points and low
man was Carlos Dennis. The high
lady was split between Martha Able
and Freada Hardy with 68 points
each and the runner-up was Shirley
Bausehlinger with 67. The low lady
was Marie Hardyk with 47 points;.
The most loners was Francis Smith
with 6 and under the chair went to
Tom Steams.

BID EUCHRE
On Tuesday the high man was
Norm Gilmore with 265 points and
the low man was Tom Stearns with
143 points. The high lady was me
with 246 points and the low lady
was Wanda Banfield. The man's'
moon shots was Dana Sweet with 2
and there were no ladies mooi
shots.
On Thursday the high man was
Cloyce Swisher with 234 points and
the low man was Norman Gilmore
with 151 points. The high lady was
Shirley Swisher with 257 points
and the low lady was Beverly
Dobberstein with 134. The men's
moon-shots went to Cloyce Swisher
and John Fret and the lady was
Shirley Swisher with one moon-
shot.

SHUFFLEBOARD
The shuffle tournament was here
with Craig's. The women's team
won 9 & lost 9 and the men won 12
& lost 6 games. I elimination play-
off on Tuesday the 1st place was
won by Wanda Banfield and Bill
Kaleita and the second place went
to Betty and Norman Gillmore.


won by Mary Lou Altmann and
y Joyce Longueuil won the 50/50.
e. Finally, someone won the Jar and
n- what a happy winner, Don Albert
y was, as the jar has been unclaimed
n for a long time. Sally Hatfield,
't Mary Lou Katzur, Joan Newton and
Shirley Rousse won the merchant
certificates.
9 BREAKFAST
1. Our Breakfast held on Feb. 19,
0 found 62 of us enjoying a great
t. breakfast. our cooks were
o Georgianna and Dave Mills, Anita'
e. and Don Albert. and Ed and CeC.
d Waggoner. What a,great ob ,he.;
did! We all were well satisfied.
le -MUSIC
as The Music Jam for Friday, Feb
18, brought out 58 listeners and 13
musicians. The 50/50 went to Dick
DeWitt, Peggy Ditzler and Ed Rothe
who donated his back to the Req
Fund. Merchant certificates went to
Pauline. Reichel, John Bayme. Ker
Reichel, Norma Reid, Ernie Cul e
and Roger VanBelois.
.On Sunday, Feb. 20, 114 people
came to listen to 19 musicians. Dick
SGoddard, Ralph Martin, Meruin
Fansler and Dale Bohnett won the
50/50. Merchant coupons went to
Ralph Martin, Emma West, Ed
Waggoner, Birtie Marsh, Nate
Wheeler and Bob Bryant. Music
Jams will no longer be held on
Friday evening starting March 4.
The Sunday Music Jams will con-
r- tinue until after Easter.
d MOVIE NIGHT
w Monday, Feb. 21, Movie Night
Of had seven people enjoying a very,
st very funny movie. Next week's
ty movie proves to bejust as entertain-
7 ing. Don't miss out. Join us
a Monday night for a good movie,
Of laughter, fellowship, popcorn and

r ssoda. See you there.
GAMES
Wednesday, Feb,. 23, of us play-
ing Phase 10. Winnie DeWitt and
Dale Bohnett were the winners.
Pokeno was played by nine of us.
The big winner for the day was
Shirley Hyde.
COVERED DISH DINNER
A Covered Dish Dinner was held
on Wednesday, Feb.3. The 50 of
us there sure enjoyed a wide array
of delicious food as well as fellow-
ship and fun. Charles West said
grace.
Until next week, enjoy this love-
ly Florida weather...Inez


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who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing,. you. are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator at 863-534-
4690, fax 863-773-4422 within (2)
working days of your receipt of this
(describe notice); if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
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March 3, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Nelson Opposes Changing Social Security


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
U. S. Senator'Bill Nelson recent-
ly said he opposes changes the
safety net of Social Security.
SNelson made the remarks during
a town hall talk in Hardee County
during the spring Senate recess. He
spent the recess stopping in
Bradenton, Arcadia and Wauchula
and going on to similar meetings in
Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter,
Taylor, Suwannee and Columbia
counties.
Nelson said he wanted to get out
and get the feeling of how things
are going locally. After serving in
the Florida Cabinet, legislature and
Congress, Nelson was elected to
the U. S. Senate in November 2000.
The Miami native flew on the
Columbia space shuttle in January
1986.
He urges residents to contact him
by e-mail at http://billnelson.sen-
ate.gov. For help with federal agen-
cies, appointments to service acad-
emy and similar requests, there is a
toll-free call 1-888-671-4091 to his
Orlando office.
County Commission Gordon
Norris introduced Sen. Nelson to
those gathered in the town hall
meeting. "He was here shortly after
Hurricane Charley. Bill is legend.
He's been involved in the state and
federal level, and even been an
astronaut. Now he's coming here,"
said Norris.

SOCIAL SECURITY
Social Security does need to be
shored up, said Nelson. One budget
source says it will run out of money
in 37 years, another says 47 years."
So, it's the responsible thing to
shore it up. The president proposes
raising Social Security taxes to 12.5
percent, half paid by the employee
and half by the employer. He pro-
poses to put four percent of that
amount in private accounts. If you
take a third of the revenue away
from the trust fund, it would reduce
benefits.
I "In an ideal world, where invest-
ment fees were held,down and the
stock market always went up, that
might help. But the ideal world is


not like this. Social Security retire-
ment was planned as a safety net,
not an investment account," Nelson
explained.
"In my idea, it's a good deal to
shore up Social Security. In the
1980s, when SSA said the trust
fund would run out in six months,
Republican Ronald Reagan and
Democrat Tip O'Neill formed a
bipartisan commission. It's one of
the great success stories of biparti-
san action. We can do it again,"
stated Nelson.
Nelson suggested increasing sav-
ings in private accounts by tax
incentives to do so, not taking it out
of the Social Security trust fund.
The president proposes only part of
the private accounts would be
owned, just the amount about three
percent annual earnings.
"I will fight this until the last dog
dies. In the 1950s there were 40 to
50 percent of senior citizens below
the poverty level..Today, it's only
10 percent. Retirement should be
one third private pension, from
employment, one third personal
savings and one third Social
Security. But, what happens to
those without a private pension and
who may have lost their savings in
the stock market decline? Their
only income may be Social
Security."
Nelson said the only way the
president proposes to not cut Social
Security payments is to borrow $2
trillion, adding to the national debt,
"which ultimately has to be paid."

HURRICANES
"If any small county has been
able to get it together after the hur-
ricanes, it is this one. When the
Emergency Operations Director
gave county people the option, they
unanimously agreed to put their
families in shelter and stay working
at the EOC throughout the hurri-
canes. As a result, every mobile
home in the county was evacuated
and there were no deaths here,"
lauded Nelson, who noted that a
mobile home in DeSoto County.
flipped over and crushed a person.
Nelson then spoke of the Federal


Nelson chatted with Community Development Director Janet
Gilliard and Commissioner Minor Bryant.



RcovFin PI n


Help

1 By JOAN SEAMAN
' Of The Herald-Advocate
An interim long-term planning
Coordinator has joined local' efforts
to begin rebuilding the county and
its communities.
Herb Smetheram, of ZHA pro-
gram management and consulting
services, began i Feb. 18.
Smetheram's expertise is in land
-use and master planning, such as
changing the naval training station
at Orlaido into Baldwin Park dur-
ing four years work under former
Mayor Glenda Hood, now Florida
'Secretary of State.
Smetheram said Tuesday, that he
'is pleased to be here to assist. "I'm
staying at the Quilter's Inn and am
usually on the veranda drinking
coffee from about 8 to 8:30 a.m. I
invite anyone to come by and say
'hello,' ask questions or offer their
comments."
S Smetheram will be on hand for a
couple of months while the state
,Department of Community Affairs
1'(DCA) is hiring a person to come
'here for two years to work with
county officials on the local recoyv
.Zry plan.
S.The county recently promoted
Former mining department *coordi-
nator Doug Knight to the newly
created position of project manag-
er, a person to work closely wyith
the county manager and DCA rep-
.resentative in setting priorities and
:getting funding for many of the 306
projects outlined in the communi-,
.ty's recovery project which ia
)Iederal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) core group helped
develop last fall. '
Knight has, been workingseveral


Here

months with insurance agents han-
dling the county's claims for dam-
ages to many of its buildings. "My
immediate. goals will be to work
with'the insurance people on coun-
ty losses and work on the long-term
FEMA plan," said Knight on
Tuesday.
Smetheram said he will.work in
tandem with Knight and the com-
munities to help set priorities on
each, of the projects in the long-
term plan.
"We will look at how realistic
they are in terms of funding. Can it
be funded? Will it be self-sustain-
ing, producing enough revenue to
meet its needs without using com-
munity money?
"The long-term FEMA plan is a
framework of values, not necessar-
ily priorities. It's what the people in
the community want. Priorities will
be developed based on need, fund-
ing sources, capability to be self-
sustaining, insurance and other fac-
tors," said Smetheram.
"My job, is to help look for fund-
ing sources, such as grants, low-
cost loans or private money, and
work, with the Economic
Development Council and the com-,
munities. It will be a very coopera-
tive effort. It's very important com-
munity leaders be on the same
page. We will have frequent meet-
ings. or workshops to make sure
everything is going in the same
direction to move projects for-
ward."
. Smetheram said he expects a
DCA person to be hired to replace
him within the next two to three
months. The position will be fund-
ed by FEMA.


Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) assistance. "Here we are
six months after the hurricanes and
still having difficulty with FEMA,
it'g happened all over the state, not
just here. To be charitable, let us
say FEMA was overwhelmed by
four hurricanes in six weeks.
Initially, they responded well in the
aftermath, but being overwhelmed
and poor management has left a lot
of claims to reimburse local gov-
ernment for debris removal and
accounting to individuAls.
"We have been kicking at the
door at FEMA, and the new leader
of the office of Homeland Security
of which FEMA is a part. I sat
down eye to eye and told him what
the problems are and intend to go
back next week and share again
what isn't happening," continued
Nelson.
Nelson mentioned the delay in
citrus loss reimbursements. Joe L.
Davis Sr. said there had been
glitches in a new computer at the
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
but checks had begun coming in the
last 10 days. Marcus Shackelford
said he had just gotten information
from the Farm Service office on
fencing and cattle losses. "It's
beginning to move," he said.
The extent of tree damage
depends on where the groves are,
said Norris. "If they were outside
the territory between Kelly Roberts
Road and New Zion, they probably
are all right," he added.
Nelson said FEMX "added insult
to injury by sending $29 million to
Dade-Miami which suffered only
59 mph winds and little damage,
when counties to the north, Martin
and St. Lucie really got whopped
and are not getting their claims
paid. These are things we are trying
to work out."
Norris said storms spread the
canker infection many miles and he
wondered how the federal govern-
ment will help. "We'd just like a
level playing field."
Nelson said "Canker is an annu-
al thing for which we have to beg,
borrow and steal from other funds
to meet the needs."
Back to hurricane relief, Nelson
said FEMA has $8.5 billion to dis-
tribute. Part of a $13 billion pot,
about $600 million will go -the
Navy base in Pensacola. Also the
Pensacola Bridge over Escambia
Bay had sections lifted by the storm
surge and needs money to replace
them.
"But FEMA has the money. We
need to shake it.loose to help'with,
your recovery plan. It would do a
lot of good," said Nelson.

DEBRIS REMOVAL
County Manager Lex Albritton
said the county has not been reim-
bursed by FEMA but has a lot of
invoices out, perhaps as much as $7
million. Part is the problem has
been identifying the difference
between contractor demolition
debris and storm debris. The coun-
ty did not go on private roads
except in instances of public health
and safety.
Nelson said pick up on private
roads was authorized in Pensacola,
but the pile of debris by a senior
center in Charlotte County is called
Mount Trashmore. It just Wasn't
consistent, he said.

HOUSING
Nelson asked about' temporary
housing for hurricane victims. "Is it
to your satisfaction?"
An American Red Cross worker
said Mennonites were being
charged $75 a ton for housing
debris. "Housing here is one of
worst. FEMA hired a lot of people
who didn't know what they were
doing and denied a lot of things.
There is a committee trying to meet
these unmet needs."
Nelson responded. "The Red
Cross did a great job, even taking
out a $7 million loan to operate
after Hurricane Charley."
County Community Develop-
ment Director Janet Gilliard said,
"The problem is there's been no
consistency. It's not like they've
never had to handle a hurricane.
They give us five different packets,
and you spend useless hours doing
them. They should have a better
hold on it. Until they created a
strike team, we weren't getting
temporary trailers. There's an 80-
year-old in Bowling Green living in
a trailer covered in mold while
she's been waiting for a trailer."
Nelson was disturbed at that
news and asked Gilliard to provide
the specifics after the meeting so he
could help .remedy that situation


immediately.

IRAQ
Norris asked where Operation
Iraq was headed.
Nelson. said the goal is. to stabi-
lize Iraq' economically and politi-
cally. "They. can't operate until
security is in place." Nelson said he
had talked with four top comman-
ders there. "They anticipate
155,000 troops may be lowered to
120,000 but will be needed for the
next two years, until Iraq is stable.


PHOTOS BY JOAN SEAMAN
Before his informal town hall meeting, U. S. Senator Bill Nelson met with a variety of folks. From
left, are Joe L. Davis Sr., county project manager Doug Knight, state recovery plan advisor Herb
Smetheram and Commissioner Dale Johnson.


The American people are getting
impatient, especially when soldiers
and Marines are being blown up."
Nelson said President Bush was
in Europe trying to get more, coop-
eration is stabailizing Iraq. "The
stakes are just as high for Europe
for a stable Iraq. I've been getting
calls right and left since the war
began, about humvees not being
properly armored and body armor
to protect the arm's and legs as well
as the chest and head.
An engineering school at Florida
State University is designing a new
lightweight material for body
armor for the extremities."
FAIR TRADE AGREEMENT
Commissioner Minor Bryant
asked about a proposal to change
the citrus tariff to fair trade. Nelson
said in countries in which free trade
would increase competition, it
could be of value, but where there
is a monopoly, it won't.
The situation in Brazil is such
that the U. S. growers need protec-
tion. Brazil has 60 percent of the
world market of citrus concentrate
while Florida has 40 percent of the
domestic market. Brazil wants to


get rid of the tariff and use cheap
land and labor to run the price
down and eventually run Florida
citrus out of business, said Nelson.
Brazilians are busy buying up
citrus processing plants and groves


in Florida. Brazil has shown itself
so greedy on sugar and other prod-
ucts, it is unlikely there would be
an agreement to change the tariff.
"We will fight it tooth and nail," he
said.


Nelson talked about Social Security, the war in Iraq, federal hur-
ricane recovery assistance and the fair trade agreement. To his
right is Commission Chairman Gordon Norris.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE
TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number
2004-16B Will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second and final
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of March
2005, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the
City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2004-16B
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT 05-1"; SPECIFICALLY, ASSIGNING
FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS OF "MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL' AND
"CONSERVATION" TO THE IRBY PARCEL; AND TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR REVIEW AND A FINDING OF COM-
PLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILTY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby
advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record
of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings 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 individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of
the Commission's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treat-
ment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact
the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


s/James A. Braddock
JAMES A. BRADDOCK, City Clerk
City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Ables & Ritenour, RA.
515 South Sixth Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for City of Wauchula
City of Wauchula
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4B The Herald-Advocate, March 3, 2005


Bowling Green Thankful For


Help After The Hurricanes


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bowling Green Mayor Perry
Knight on Feb. 8 presented plaques
of appreciation to CF, Mosaic and
the city of Mulberry for their help
to the city following the hurricanes.
The mayor gave his "heartfelt
thanks" on behalf of the City
Commission and all the residents of
the city.
"Mosaic was IMC and Cargill at
the time. All of these folks were
good neighbors to the city of
Bowling Green."
"We consider ourselves a part of
the community. We were glad to do
what we could. Our employees live
here," said Diana Youmans, Mosaic
public relations officer.
"We did what we could. we are
::all good neighbors," said CF gener-
';al manager Nick Katzaras.
City attorney Gerald Buhr
accepted the plaque on behalf of
the city of Mulberry.
Ed Leonard presented the annual
city audit and said the city had done
well. The general fund went up
$76,000. The city made a "prudent
move" by paying off a $98,000
bond issue in 2004.
Leonard said the city can "well
handle" its level of debt. He said
the city should work on some past
due utility customers.
He said the trend was that utility
expenses were going up and rev-
-enues were staying "flat. You may
*.need a rate study and to look at
your rates.",
Commissioner David Durastanti
praised the city employees and
department heads for their good
work. Knight said the city's man-
agement has been "resourceful and
thrifty."
The mayor said police chief John
Scheel would like to hire another
police officer for two-man cover-
age.
"There has been no millage
increase in many years. The rate is
six mills. We may have to address
millage," said Knight.
SAnthony Redfin discussed a
.problem at the community park on
c'Dixiana. The park, leased by the
city in order to get a $200,000 state


grant for improvement, closes at
sundown, the same as Pyatt Park.
He indicated the police depart-
ment had been too stern and that his
grill and tarps were placed on the
trashpile. The stand was gone. The
stand and grill cost $500. On Baker
Street there was a table and four
chairs and the table is missing, he
said.
Redfin said there was no memo,
no warning and that it seemed like,
a personal vendetta. He and others
have started a. catering service.
Kenny Hooks said the park is part
of the community heritage and
there had never' been restrictions
before.
"We had barbecues and fed the
community for free' on Sundays
during the football season. There
are 12 swings at our park and only
two work. Ou- community is over-
looked. The merry-go-round does-
n't work," said Hooks.
The mayor said the park will
soon be improved and had recently
been taken over by the city in order
to get the state grant. The park now


closes at sundown. Cooking equip-
ment cannot be left at the park after
hours, he said.
"We have a state grant. The park
will get new facilities," said com-
missioner Richard Barone. The
police chief said people were told
about the new park regulations.
In other action, Randy Mink and
Jackson Mosley were appointed to
the city recreation board.
David Fox discussed the CDBG
program of state grants for housing.
The commission voted to appoint
a citizens advisory task force.
The commission re-appointed
Doyle Bryan, Caroline Lenart,
Joyce. Fulse, Joe Jones and Ray
Jaquez.
Commissioner Fern Gibson said
more city clean-up is needed.
The mayor said code enforce-
ment needs to be stepped up. "We
have good workable laws on the
books for those who have done
.nothing six months after the hurri-
canes."
Durastanti again praised the city
employees and the police depart-
ment.


City attorney Gerald Buhr (right) accepts plaque on behalf of
city of Mulberry for post-hurricane help. Mayor Perry Knight
praised Mulberry, CF and Mosaic for helping the city.


BLACK BELT


... COURTESY FPHOIO
Local athlete Donnie Selph (left) is shown with his certificate showing that he has earned a Black
Belt in the Ronin Goju Karate organization. It took a two-hour physical and mental test in ability
and knowledge of karate. His instructors, Roy Shaw, Kevin White and William Camacho said
they were "very proud of his accomplishment. Donnie is a hard worker, dedicated, and a good
:. fighter." Master Gene Cross said, "He did well and had a good test. Good job!" White, Selph,
SShaw and Camacho (left to right) are seen in photo at right celebrating Selph's accomplishment.

~lhe happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Mayor Perry Knight presents plaque to Mosaic, represented by Diana Youmans and Randy Mink.


CF's general manager Nick Katzaras (right) accepts plaque
is city commissioner and CF employee Richard Barone.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ADOPT
ORDINANCE RqZONING CERTAIN PROPERTY WITHIN THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number
2004-16A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second and final
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of March
2005, at 6:00 P.M~ A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the
CityClerk,- 126South Seventh Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2004-16A
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE
OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION ON THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, FOR THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED ADJACENT TO
THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS, AND KNOWN AS THE IRBY PAR-
CEL, FOR COUNTY "R1-SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND AG-AGRICULTURE" TO CITY
"R-3-MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL' AND "CON-CONSERVATION"; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby
advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record
of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings 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 individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of
the Commission's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treat-
ment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact
the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


s/James A. Braddock
JAMES A. BRADDOCK, City Clerk
-' City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Ables & Ritenour, PA.
515 South Sixth Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for City of Wauchula


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announced the engagement and
approaching marriage of her daugh-
ter Candice Leigh, to Walter
Jefferson Grim, son of Rene Grim
of Bradenton.
The bride-elect attended Hardee
High School and graduated from
the Sebring School of Hair Design
as a cosmetologist. She is employed
at Quinn's Salon & Spa in
Bradenton.


The prospective groom attended
Riverview High School in Sarasota
County and graduated from
Sarasota Technical Institute as a
certified Emergency Medical
Technician. He is employed by
West Coast Southern Medical of
Bradenton.
Plans are being made for an April
23 afternoon wedding at Northside
Baptist Church in Wauchula.


Plans for her marriage to Roberto
"Bobby" De La Rosa, son of
Ramon and Alma De La Rosa of
Bowling Green, have been
announced by Laura Marie Vega,
daughter of Manuel Soto and Mary
Vega of Wauchula.
The couple will be married
Saturday, March 5, at two o'clock


in the aft -noon at the First United
Methodist Church in Bowling
Green.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to the wedding and
reception which will follow at the
Wauchula Elks Lodge on
Wauchula's West Main Street.


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Wedding Plans


Frankie Darlene Kirk, daughter
of Silas and Tammy Kirk of
Bowling Green, has announced
plans for her marriage to Charles
Nowery Fresher H, son of Phillip
and Tiawana Bumby of Wauchula
and the late Charles N. Flesher.
The couple will be married


Saturday, March 12, at five-thirty in
the afternoon at the First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green. Music.
will begin at five o'clock.
Friends and family members of
the couple are invited to the wed-
ding and reception which will fol-
low at Torrey Oaks Clubhouse.


Cristina Sampson & Kevin KIrts

Cristina Sampson & Kevin Kirts

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Wauchula have announced the
engagement and upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter, Cristina Ann,
to Kevin Kirts, son of John and
Kathy Kirts of Atlanta, Ga.
The bride-elect is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Hardee High School and in
1998 received a bachelor of arts
degree in busine administration
from the University of Florida. She


is currently employed at Finished
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from Norcross High School in 1992
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TAX COLLECTOR NOTICE


As a convenience to you, the citizens of Hardee
County, the Tax Collector's Office is now accepting
all credit cards to transact your business.
Tags, taxes and hunting & fishing licenses.


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Wauchula, FL 33873

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Cleto, Hailey Selph, Amanda
McNabb, Samaritha Juarez, Cierra
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Knight, Amber Baker, Miximina
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Sherry White Plans

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FEMA REPORT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Two FEMA representatives spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Panda
Restaurant. Herb Smetheram is the FEMA long-term coordinator for Hardee County until early
may when a replacement is expected to be named. He lives in Orlando and stays at the Quilter's
Inn in Wauchula during the week. His office is at the planning and zoning building. Erin Miles is
the long-term recovery housing coordinator for Hardee. Pictured (from left) are Dee Williams;
Tatis, Miles, Smetheram and Rotary President Frankie Vasquez. Doug Knight has been recently
hired by the county as the long-term recovery project director. He has been the county mining
coordinator.


PHOTO BY BESS STALLINGS
Elaine Himrod (left) holds a picture of her oldest daughter, Ginger, who passed away in 2002.
Standing with her is Lillie Mae Carter who was employed in food services for the local school sys-
tem for 12 years.

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memory of the late Ginger Himrod.
daughter of Elaine Himrod of
W'auchula and the late Hale
Himrod.
The scholarship is presented
yearly to a student in the College of
Human Sciences at FSUI. \\ith pref-
erence given to Dietetics or Food
and Nutrition Science majors


Helen Virginia "Ginger'" Himrod
\\as Food Service Director for the
Hardee County School System
from 1973 until her intimely death
in 2002. She was a graduate of'FSU
and often encouraged students to
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Dr. Frank Gibbs of Hardee
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Steve Freeley (center) was the recent raffle winner of a Ruger
.204 caliber rifle at the 2005 Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot. The
shoot was held Feb. 12 at the Double M Ranch owned by
Charles and Mary Jane Matheny. Pictured with Freeley are Bob
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

THINGS TO CONSIDER
Ever consider that one teeny shift in the earth's orbital pattern and we'll
be pulled into the fiery furnace of the sun or sent-spinning into outer space?
Ever consider the other incredibly delicate factors that allow life on
earth to happen-rainforest eco-system, fresh water supplies and the human
immune system, for example?
I read an editorial recently in which the writer's mind was obviously
reeling from thoughts like these. And he lamented that we're all clueless as
to the meaning behind it all. His conclusion: try not to think about it!
Fact is, we are not clueless. One of the oldest books in the world, the
Bible spells it out in as much detail as we can handle.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His
handiwork." (Psalm '19:1)
But this is only empirical evidence, some will argue. It can't be vali-
dated' by mathematics or science.
But why should God, whose purposes are far greater than ours, allow
Himself to be weighed, measured and photographed by' the very creatures
He has created-even if it were possible?
The last chapters of the book of Job (thought to be the oldest of the
Bible's books) deal.with this. Job, devastated by personal tragedy, cries out
for an audience with the Most High. But all of Job's questions are left
unspoken when God becomes the interrogator.
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundations?" (Job 38:4) We
are no more prepared for such a question than Job. This is why the Bible is
not a mathematics textbook or a scientific treatise. The truth about the uni-
verse and about ourselves simply cannot be captured by such small mea-
suring instruments..
However, the Lord has given us a way to grasp as much of the truth as
we need to. It is called faith." Many intellectuals and philosophers scoff
at it, but the Bible holds it in high regard.
"Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Heb. 11:6i is it con-
ceivable that we have not been placed on this small planet in order to under-
stand everything (and so, become, ike little gods ourselves) but rather, to
come to know, love and trust the One who made it all?



Ms. Project Graduation

Pageant Set For March 12


'The Ms. Project Graduation
Pageant is the next fund raiser
planned by the Project Graduation
Committee. i
The pageant is an annual event
featuring the senior boys (donned
with dresses, of course) that
promises to be a fun-filled evening
to' raise money for Prbject
Graduation.


The public is invited to the
pageant which will be held in the
Hardee High Auditorium on
Saturday. March 12, at 7 p.m.-
Admission will be $3 for adults and
$2 for children.
Baseball: Almost the only place
in life where a sacrifice is really
appreciated.


SARAH RICHARDS
U.S. Army Spc. Sarah Richards
has returned home after her tour of
a little over a year in Baghdad, Iraq.
She was with the 1st CAV 55th
PSB.
While in Iraq, she served in the
Green Zone in Baghdad, Camp
Victory and at the Abu-Graub
prison. There she assisted the postal
unit in mail service to the troops.
The 20-year-old says she is look-
ing forward to returning to South
Florida Community College were
she is hoping to finish her associ-
ate's degree and then attend the
University of Central Florida to
obtain a bachelor's degree in Aero-
Space Engineering.
Her parents are Howard and
Linda Richards of Wauchula.
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ZACHARY A. RICHARDS
U.S. Army Spc. 4, Zachary A.
Richards is stationed in Camp Tagi
Iraq with the 1st Armor Division.
This is his second tour of Iraq. His
first tour was with the 1st Armor
Division in Baghdad. '
This tour, Richards is with the
HHC 70th Engineer Battalion and
will be stationed there for another
year.
The 21-year-old is hoping to
leave the Army to attend college at
South Florida Community College
when he returns home to Wauchula.
He is the son of Howard and
Linda Richards.


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The Wauchula Garden Club will
hold its March 9 meeting at the
Wauchula Elks Lodge on West
Main Street. The change in location
is due to hurricane damage to the
clubhouse.
Guest speakers will be Diana
Youmans and Roseniary Garcia,
representing Mosaic, and they will


Tea hosted by former presidents
Dot Bell, Virginia Metheny, Carol
Myer, Sylvia Parker, Neva Howard,
Jill Southwell, Gloria Davis and
Bess Stallings (chairman).
Refreshments and a time of fel-
lowship will begin at 3:30, along
with the silent auction.
The meeting will be held at the
Woman's Club building located at
131 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula.
Call President Crews to obtain-
further.information at 773-6841.
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The Wednesday Musicale will
remember the life of former long-
time club member Carlo Neal on
March 9 in several ways.
President Jeraldine Crews is the
program director for a variety of
piano selections beginning at 4 p.m.
Memorabilia from the musical
collection of the talented musician
who passed away last fall will be on
display, and some items will be a
part of a silent auction.
Proceeds for the tax-deductible
donations during the silent auction
will be used toward the club's annu-
al scholarship fund to be presented
to a graduating senior with musical
aspirations.
The silent auction will begin at
3:30 p.m. when members are inyit-
ed to peruse the items and chose he
ones they desire to own in memory
of their former fellow Musicale
member.
. Current and former members are
encouraged to attend this memorial
meeting in Mr. Neal's honor and to
be there early to participate in the
silent auction which will conclude
at 4 p.m. when the program begins.
Another special event will be the
club's annual Past Presidents' Silver


speak on native plants.
Hostesses for the noon meeting
will be Evelyn Blackmon, Liby
Corpus and Belva Vance (chair-
man)..
Guests are welcome to attend.
For more information, call
President Sylvia Thornton at 735-
2680.


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welcome The Weatherfords in con-
cert on Friday at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
The church is located at 4937
U.S. 17 No., Bowling Green.
For more information, call 375-
4206.
The Glory Road gospel singers,
Sid Gelger and James and Kathy
Aultman will be in concert on
Saturday at Victory Praise Center.
The public is invited to the 7 p.m.
concert which will be held at the
church located at 128 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green.
Call 773-4445 for further infor-
mation.



Mail Route

Delivered

On Foot
Jean Plowden's 1929 book,
"History of Hardee County" relates
this account of mail delivery for
early settlers to this area:
"Mail came to Punta Gorda and
other towns by boat, while it was
also brought to Fort Meade from
Tampa.
"Mail was carried from Fort
Meade (in Polk County) to Fort
Ogden (in DeSoto County) by foot,
and a man named Bill Johnson,
whom all the settlers knew as Acre-
Foot, carried the mail.
'This was a distance of some 50
miles, and Johnson carried the mail
on foot, making a round trip twice a
week."


Garden Club To Meet At

Elks Lodge March 9


HARDEE COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
INVITATION TO BID

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, herein after referred to as "County", will accept sealed
bids for.
STORM DEBRIS LOADING AND HAULING
until 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME,Tuesdav. March 22nd. 2005. at the Hardee County Purchasing Office. Attn:
Dee Newqent. Purchasing Director. 205 Hanchev Rd, Wauchula. Florida 33873 for labor and materials and
performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Agreement, and Scope of
Services which comprise the bidding documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the
reception of bids, all bids which have been submitted in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read
aloud.
The work to be bid upon is described as follows:
Hardee County is. seeking competitive bids for providing all labor, equipment, materials and
associated cost necessary to load and haul to final disposal, approximately 32,670 cubic yards of Class III
material created by the hurricanes. 'All Bids shall be submitted "per ton". No additional cost (fuel, mileage,
repairs, etc...) will be considered. The final disposal site has been designated Cedar Trails Landfill located on
State Road 60 in Bartow, Florida. This facility is 24 miles North West of the Hardee County Polk County line
from Highway 17.
All bids are to be submitted individually in triplicate and sealed in the self-addressed envelope provided,
indicating subject of bid on the envelope. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of his bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened. Required bid documents may be obtained at the
PURCHASING OFFICE, 205 HANCHEY ROAD. WAUCHULA. FLORIDA 33873 or by faxing a request to (863)
773-0322...
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to
acceptance for a period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date of bid opening. In order to perform work on
public agreements, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by federal, state, and
local statutes, regulations and.ordinances.
Bids will be awarded by the Board of County Commissioners at the regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday,
April 7th. 2005. Before an Agreement will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the County will
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent
low Bidder to perform the size and type of work specified under the Agreement. Upon request, the Bidder shall
submit such information as deemed necessary by the County to evaluate the Bidder's qualifications.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and may postpone the award of
the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond Sixty (60) calendar days from the bid
opening date. Additionally the Board may waive irregularities in any bid submitted.
Dated this 28th day of February, 2005.
Gordon R. Norris, Chairman
HARDEE County Board of County Commissioners 3:3c


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March 3, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 9B


Building Fees Increase


HOG TRAPPED


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
For the first time in a nearly a
decade, building fees are being
increased.
County Zoning Director Mike
Cassidy presented the proposed
increases to the County
Commission recently. They were
approved .unanimously 4-0, with
Commissioner Nick Timmerman
absent.
County Manager Lex Albritton
said discussion on the fees began
during last year's budget discus-
sions when it was realized the
building department was not meet-
ing its expenses fully. He asked that
fees come in line so fees were paid
by the people causing the expense,
not out of public dollars.
Cassidy has been working since
then on the fee schedule, trying to
bring it in line with 10 counties of
similar size, all of which are higher
than Hardee.
Fees for demolition review are
$50, but that does not include
mobile homes which are treated
like automobiles, requiring licens-
es. The fee, however, for mobile


home or park model setups, to
ensure tie-downs, electrical,
plumbihg and mechanical installa-
tion is properly done, have grown
from $150 to $250.
The list of fee changes covers
four pages, and includes everything.
from individual electrical, mechan-
ical or plumbing permits to con-
tractor licenses, road closings,
comprehensive plan amendments,
special use, variance or major spe-
cial exception requests, rezones,
and site plan and subdivision plat
reviews.
In other action, the commission:
--approved a waiver of the open
container law during the 13th
anniversary celebration for WAUC
radio station. Initially set for April
2, it was changed to April 3 because
of scheduling the live music. The
Mexican festival, which includes
selection of a queen, will be held
under a tent on the grounds of the
Celito Lindo, a family recreation
center which has operated at 2347
U. S. 17 N., Zolfo Springs for over
27 years.
Robert Ayala, Celito Lindo
owner, said there will be sheriff's


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange.St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
--Boy Scout Rendezvous, Jerry Strickland, 8:35 a.m.
--appointment of Ad Hoc committee for Comprehensive Land Use plan
and mining.
--job description for director of community development and general
services.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-Advocate
and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish to plan to
attend.

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deputies on site for any possible
problems. The five acres adjacent
to the building will be used for
parking cars for the event. A special
privacy fence will be installed
around the event and nearby reten-
tion ponds to prevent any difficul-
ties.
The festival is scheduled from
noon to 7 p.m. Alcohol may only be
served after 1 p.m. The festival"
must comply with the county's
noise ordinance, Ayala was told.
-hired Chastain Skillman Inc. to
prepare plans for the fire stations at
Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs
in conjunction with the application
for U. S. Department of Agriculture
grants to rebuild the twin stations.
Each station may cost $600,000,
a total grant of $1.2 million, said
Fire Chief Mike Choate. That
would include a turn-key facility,
furniture and all, everything but the
fire engines and associated sup-
plies, said Choate.
-approved an amended lease for
Resthaven, the retirement home
about 10 miles east of Wauchula.
The county owns the 'building and
leases it to the Resthaven board of
directors, who set fees, etc.
Renovations at the building are still
under way, but expected to be com-
pleted by mid- or late March, said
county facilities coordinator Danny
Weeks.


COURTESY PHOTO
Paul and Selina Ureste were awakened to an interesting sight last Saturday morning. Around 2:30
a.m. Paul heard a scuffle going on outside his mobile home on Murphy Road. When he went out-
side he noticed his dog Roko barking at this huge hog trapped in their septic tank. Paul believes
the dog and hog were fighting and the hog fell in. It took four rounds from a .22 rifle to finally kill
the hog. After that Paul and his father-in-law Kim Miller got a lasso and a truck to pull the hog out.
The hog was estimated to weigh close to 400 pounds.


ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES #1
Several years ago, when I was still living with my parents, I woke up
one Saturday morning groggy as always but ready to fix some breakfast. My
older brother had beaten me to the kitchen that morning and we were going
to have our normal Saturday morning meal, cereal. While I was pouring
some orange juice, or something like that, my brother was getting himself
some cereal, or at least I thought that he was. Suddenly, he turns to me with
the most confused look on his face and asks, "Where is the cereal? I just saw
it a moment ago!" I promptly told him in the annoying way that only little
brothers can muster, "Look in your hand, stupid!" My brother had, whether
because of tiredness orjust silliness, o% erlooked the fact that he was already
holding the cereal. He overlooked the obt ious!
Many of us do this spiritually. We think that we ha.e something figured
out, the way my brother just knew that he had seen the cereal, yet we over-
look the obvious answer. Look at Hebrews 6:1-3. It says:
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary prin-


ciples of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the
foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward
God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of res-
urrection of the dead, and of eternal, judgment. And this we
will do if God permits."
The amazing thing about this list of "elementary principles" is that we
are still arguing these things in the religious world today. These are some of
the issues that divide denominations into what makes each feel superior to
the next. Issues, like the role of repentance, the relationship between faith
and works, the teachings about baptisms, the place of the Holy Spirit and
human-performed miracles including the laying on of hands, the resurrec-
tion of the dead and the last day of judgment, still confuse the brains of most
God-seekers today.
God did not want us to be confused about these issues but to understand
and move past these issues. God did not want us to be divided on these
issues but to unite in our understanding and faith in these teachings
(Ephesians 4).
Over the next few weeks we are going to look at these "elementary
principles" and learn from each other. Let me encourage you to write or call
me at anytime as we try our best to consider what our New Covenant says
about these important teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And if
we can unite on these "elementary principles," think about how we can
move forward into being God's one body and one people.
Listen once again to our last phrase of our above quote: "And this we
will do if God permits." I'm Telling the Truth.


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Softball Girls Drop
By JOAN SEAMAN Hardee picked up five runs in the
Of The Herald-Advocate third inning bat-around in which 11
Both Hardee girls softballs batters went to the plate. Johnson
squads beat the Lake Placid Lady drew a walk and Nix was safe on an
Dragons last week. error. Junior center fielder Rebekah
The Lady Cats also lost close Mahoney was also safe when her
encounters at Avon Park. hit was muffed. A fielder's choice
. This week, the girls traveled to by April Buckley caught Johnson
DeSoto on Tuesday .nid reiurni to coming home.
Lake Placid this Friday. Last A Cobb walk, error on'a Morgan
week's game at Lake Placid was Norris hit and long single by Jamie
stipposed to be at home, but diffi- -ckley kept Lady Cats moving
culty with installation of the field along. Frosh Kim Holt was also
lights necessitates that all games be safe on an error and soph Danielle
played on the road until at least Hines singled up the middle. A
March 11. walk pushed another runner home
Next week's games are at Haines before a fielder's choice made the
City on Monday, Mulberry third out. Lake Placid left Jenna
Tuesday and DeSoto on Friday. Waldorff aboard after she had sin-
gled to right field.
fIARDEE 11, LAKE PLACID 5 In the fourth inning, Hardee kept
STwo five-run innings put the var- ,the pressure on, but left runners.
sity Lady Wildcats in good shape in stranded. An error on a Mahoney
a game at Lake Placid on Feb. 22. hit, fielder's choice, and pair of sin-
Sophomore Jamie Buckley stepped gles left runners at first and third.
to the mound for stellar senior Kim Lake Placid bounded back with
Ward, who was involved in county five runs in the home half of the
fair activities. Buckley "pitched fourth, making it a one-run game.
seven strong innings," said coach Hardee clung to a 6-5 lead. The
Donnie Carver. Sophomore Kaila Lady Dragons combined walks, a
Nix came up from the JV for the pair of errors and twin hits to bring
night to fill in at second base while five runners home.
Casey Johnson moved to shortstop, T y Cs lt J
Buckley's usual position. The Lady Cats left Johnson and
Buckley's usual position. ru Nix stranded in the top of the fifth.
Hardee opened with one run. Lake Placid was three p, three
Senior April Buckley singled to left was down.
field and stole second, racing home dow
on a solid hit by senior catcher .In the sixth, Hardee plated
Stephanie Cobb. Hardee was up 1- another five runs in an inning
0. Lake Placid left one runner on which began with an April Buckley
base. hit. She went on to second on an
In the second inning, Hardee error by the left fielder. Cobb and
bats were silent in a three up, three Norris drew walks. Jamie Buckley
down inning. The Dragons left a then singled to deep right center to
pair of runners who had walked on bring a pair of teammates home.
base when a strikeout and ground- Holt walked and Johnson singled to
out ended the inning, right center to score more runs.

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Dragons
Lake Placid left one aboard in
the sixth. Hardee went three up,
three down in the top of the seventh
and the Lady Dragons left Lauren
Morrison and Megan Spurlock
stranded in the home half of the
inning to end the game with Hardee
taking the 11-5 win.

AVON PARK 6, HARDEE 2
The Lady Cats got runners
aboard in every inning but one but
just could not get any home until
the seventh inning, as the Lady Red
Devils got key outs to squelch
Hardee scoring efforts.
Jamie Buckley and seniors
Norris and Kim Ward were left on
base in the first inning. Avon Park
got one run on a pair of hits, hit
batsman and an error.
In the second stanza, Hines and
Holt were left on the basepaths for
Hardee. The Lady Devils got
Katherine Landress and Julie
Lamb home to up their lead to 3-0.
'Norris singled to left field but
was stranded in the top of the third.
Avon Park left Jenna Kniffen on
base when she walked.
In the fourth, it was Sierra Rivet
who drew a walk, went to second
,on an error and was left there. For
Avon Park, it was Lamb who was
stranded.
Hardee's fifth inning also pro-
duced norunners, its only three up.
three down inning. The Lad*y Red
Devils lost an opportunity as
Heather Barnes doubled to open the
home half of the fifth. Ward got a
pair of strikeouts. Kniffen drew a
walk. On a single, Barnes tried to
.comM home, but was out at the plate
on a strong throw by the center
fielder.
In the sixth inning, Ward was
safe on an error by the center field-
er. Johnson singled. Runners were
stranded when a bunt out and pair
of strikeouts left them hanging on
base.
Avon Park got its final trio of
scores in the home half of the Sixth.
A walk and several errors allowed
Annsely Wood, Katherine Landress
.and Carissa Smith to cross home
plate. It was 6-0.
Hardee started a rally in the top
of the seventh. April Buckley sin-


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE
TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR
S THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAkE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number
2004-14B will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at City
Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of March 2005, at 6:00
P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126
South Seventh Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with
respect tothe proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2004-14B
:AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AN AMEND-
MENT OF THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP (FLUM) OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
,"CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA (CITY), IN WHICH THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICA-
TION FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 ACRES OF THAT 21 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED
AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST MAIN STREET (SR64-A) AND TERRELL ROAD, KNOWN
AS THE WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER PARCEL, IS CHANGED TO "SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL," AND APPROXIMATELY 1 ACRE OF SAID PARCEL IS CHANGED TO "CON-
SERVATION"; SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT 04-2"; PROVIDING
FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR REVIEW AND A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVID-
ING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
SAND FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby
advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record
of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings 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 thebasis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy Involves every aspect of
the Commission's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treat-
ment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact
,the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
.Ables & Ritenour, PA.
515 South Sixth Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for City of Wauchula








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gled to left field but was out trying
to stretch it to a double. Younger
sister Jamie followed with a double
to right field. Norris was safe on a
dropped third strike. Both runners
came home on a Ward long ball to
right field. A strikeout ended the
rally.

JV GAMES
The Hardee junior varsity also
split games last week, winning at
Lake Placid and losing a thriller at
Avon Park.
At Lake Placid, the Lady Cat
JVers won 9-4. Freshman Ashleigh
Alden had a good outing on the
mound with seven strikeouts.
Freshman Amber Steedley sin-
gled and scored in the first inning
for Hardee. Ciara Lambert added a
second inning score and Steedley
came home again in the third
inning to make it a 3-0 game.
Lake Placid plated one run in the
fourth inning on a combination of
hits and errors.
It remained a 3-1 game until the
sixth inning when Hardee put six
scores on the board. Ashley
Timmons opened with a triple to
right center. With one down, Katie
Bryan doubled to left. Summer
Hensley was hit by a pitch, Alden
was safe on an error and Paige
Avery hit into a fielder's choice.
Steedley doubled to push team-
mates home and scored on an error
on a Melissa Page hit. It was 9-1.
Lake Placid answered with a trio
Of sixth tallies on errors and hits. It
Was 9-4.
' Neither team scored in the sev-
enth, and final inning.
The JV girls lost a 5-4 heart-
breaker at Avon Park.
, Hardee opened with three runs
Steedley, Cynthia Briseno and
Timmons scored as the junior Lady
Cats used hits, walks aid errors to
advantage. The girls added a sec-
Ond inning score by Steedley to
make it 4-0. A Timmons hit to right
field brought Steedley'home.
Avon Park got on the board in
the home half of the second on a
pair of overthrow errors. Holding
Hardee scoreless in the third
inning; the junior Lady Devils
added another run on a combina-
tion of errors. It was 4-2.
: Page was left aboard in the
Hardee fourth inning. Avon Park
went three up, three down.
In the final inning, Hardee lost
runners to an ibning-ending double
play.
Avon Park used its last at-bat to
plate three runs on a bunt, hit, field-
er's choice and error, claiming the
5-4 win.


March 3, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich


CHURCH SERVICE
On Sun. Feb. 6 Vivian Jackson
opened the service with several
piano numbers. Rev. Case led in
prayer and read Scriptures taken
from Matthew and Deuteronomy.
His message was on the Beatitudes
from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount,
teaching us the right way to pray.
The congregation sang "When You
Pray" and "Beautiful Garden of
Prayer." The choir sang "Just A
Little Talk With Jesus."
On Sun. Feb. 13 Vivian Jackson
opened with several piano numbers
after which Rev. Case opened with
prayer and Scripture reading from
Matthew and Luke. The congrega-
tion of 49 people sang "To God Be
The Glory;" "Sound The Battle
Cry" and "Bring Them In." Rev.
Case explained what Jesus meant
when he called people "Those
Fools." A very interesting and infor-
mative message. The choir'number
today was "Where Do I Go?"



BOOK BIRTHDAY


Remember everyone is welcome
on Sunday morning for services
from 8:30 to 9:30.
The boat tour was very nice.
They spent about 3 hours on the
water and several hours on the bus.
There was good food.
There was no cribbage Wed.
evening.
EUCHRE
Sat. Feb 19 had a tie for 1st place
with Jack Brief and Jean Ford with
57. In second place was Doris
Luckhurst with a 53 and 3rd place
was Ralph Foreman with a 52. Jean
Ford had the most loners with 4 and
Beth Thomas had the low for the
evening.
Wed. Feb. 23 saw Betty Brief in
1st place with a 70, 2nd place was
Bruce Kammer with a 66 and
Delphine Collison was 3rd with a
62. Rick Henry had the most loners
with 5 and the low for the evening
Jane Conway.
Jesus loves you and so do I.


COURTESY PHOTO
Victoria Braddock recently donated books to the Zolfo Springs
Elementary School library. Over the holidays Victoria had a spe-
cial birthday party. In lieu of gifts, Victoria asked her party goers
to bring a new or barely used book so that she could make a
donation to her school library, which was partially destroyed
during Hurricane Charley. Victoria and her friends have played
their part in restocking the ZSE library with great books. She is
pictured here with the ZSE media specialist Joy Hendrickson.


Hide not your talents, they for
use were made. What's a sun-
dial in the shade?
-Benjamin Franklin


Men who have had a great deal
of experience learn not to lose
theii temper.
-Charles Victor Cherbuliez


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND FIRST READING OF ORDI-
NANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE INCORPO-
RATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number
2005-04 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at City
Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of March 2005, at 6:00
PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126
South Seventh Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2005-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEX-
ATION OF APPROXIMATELY 21 ACRES IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER PARCEL, AND DESIG-
NATED THE LAMBERT PARCEL, INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby
advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record
of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings 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 individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of
the Commission's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treat-
ment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section'286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact
the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


s/James A. Braddock
JAMES A. BRADDOCK, City Clerk
City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Ables & Ritenour, PA.
515 South Sixth Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for City of Wauchula




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Thursday, March 3, 2005


Sports Change To 4-Year Plan


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
:Hardee High athletes face new
districting in the coming years.
;:The Florida High School


Athletic Association (FHSAA)
recently approved changes in dis-
trict assignments for all sports other
than football. Football had been
redistricted late last fall.


I JV Baseball


Gets Tough Start


By JOAN SEAMAN
Qf The Herald-Advocate
SCall it Fair week, call it first-
game jitters, call it whatever.
The opening game of the 2005
season for the Hardee junior varsi-
ty baseball squad was an uphill bat-
tie. The junior Cats left the bases
loaded twice, said coaches John
Sharp and Dan Barnett. "We really
only had two good hits," said
Sharp, disappointed in his team's
first outing of the year.
The junior Cats are home again
today (Thursday), when the junior
Miners of Fort Meade come to visit
for a 6 p.m. game. Hardee is home
again on Friday, March 11, when
Avon Park comes to call. The first
away game is at Lake Placid on
March 15.
.Against visiting Sebring last
week, the junior Wildcat bats were
held in check. The junior Streaks
opened with eight runs in the top.of
the first inning on six hits, a pair of
walks and a pair of errors.
Sophomore Chris Bigelow start-
ed things for Hardee by stroking a
single. A deep hit to center field
was a sacrifice for freshman Cody
Gullatt. moving Bigelow along.
When sophomore Jacob Spencer
hit to the deep right. Bigelow raced
for home, but was out on a strong
relay from the right fielder to catch-
er.
Sebring padded its lead with


three more scores in the top of the
second inning on three hits, a walk
and three errors. Sebring led 11-0.
Hardee tried to rally in the sec-
ond inning. Freshman Carl Basey
drew a walk and sophomore Justin
Painter was safe on an error by the
third sacker. Sophomore Cody
Greene walked to load the bases. A
pair of strikeouts and pop-up to
third ended the inning.
Freshman Kaleb Saunders went
to the mound in the third inning and
held Sebring in check. After an ini-
tial walk, he got a foul pop, a field-
er's choice and liner to the short-
stop to retire the side.

In the' home half of the third,
Bigelow picked up another hit,
sending one to center field. Gullatt
lined out. Spencer and Basey were
both hit by pitches. Painter also hit
to the first baseman. A walk by
Greene pushed Bigelow across
home plate with the only Wildcat
run. A Casey Brutus line drive to
first left the bases loaded.
In the top of the fourth, Sebring
stranded a pair of runners after a
walk and single put them aboard. ,
In the bottom of the, fourth
Hardee was three up, three down.
Sebring did the same in the top of
the fifth inning, in the bottom of the
fifth, Gullatt walked, before a fly-
out and pair of strikeouts ended the
game on the 10-run inercy run.


The changes include moving
from a two-year schedule to a four-
year schedule, keeping schools in
the same division and district
longer.
In most sports, Hardee will
move up to Class 4A-District 10
,which also includes Sebring, Avon
Park, Sarasota Booker, Bradenton
Braden River, DeSoto and
Palmetto.
The 4-A classification will'
include all schools within the popu-
lation range 1041-1782 students in
the junior to freshman classes when
the annual count is submitted.
Other area schools also in 4A are
Bartow, Kathleen and Lake Wales.
Remaining in 3A, student popu-
lation 456 to 1040, are Mulberry,
Lake Placid, Frostproof, Lakeland
McKeel Academy and Fort Meade.
Lakeland Christian, All Saints'
Academy in Winter Hayen and
Lakeland. Santa Fe will stay in
Class 2A, with a student population
of 195 to 455.
Area schools moving up to 5A
are Auburndale, Winter Haven,
George Jenkins and Lake Region.
The football reclassification last
fall has already caused some diffi-.
culties for Coach Derren Bryan in


scheduling for the spring classic,
fall classic and regular season.
Redistricting put Hardee in a
new 3A-12 district with local rivals
Avon Park, DeSoto and Sebring.
Palmetto is now in 3A-11, with
Sarasota Booker, Tampa Jesuit,
Lithia Newsome and Tampa
Robinson. Palmetto.has opted to no
longer play Hardee, another tough
opponent.
The Wildcat success of three
successive district champion 10-0
seasons makes some teams unwill-
ing to play against the Cats.,
Lake Placid and. Mulberry and
Cocoa Beach remain in Class 2A
and do not want to schedule games
against Hardee. Miami Belen
Jesuit, although still in 3A, no
longer wants to put Hardee on the
schedule.
Some possibilities are 3A-10
rivals Bartow, Haines City,
Kathleen, Lake Wales or Davenport
Ridge, a new school. Or, going
south to 3A-13 rivals Fort Myers
Dunbar,; Estero,. LaBelle,
Englewood Lemon Bay or, Fort
Myers Riverdale.
Football is also on a new.four-
year districting schedule, which
will hold from 2005 through 2008.


For the week ended February 24, 2005:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,839, compared
to last week 6,537 and 6,057 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Sert ice: slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00
lower, feeder steers and heifers under 400 pounds were 2.00 to 5.00 lower,
over 400 pounds steady to 1.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 155.00-195.00:
300-400 Ibs.. 128.00-166.00; and
400-500 lbs., 116.00-139.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs., 135.00-180.00:
300-400 Ibs., 116.00-144.00; and
400-500 Ibs., 102.00-129.00.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee boys and girls track got
going last week with a relays-only
meet at Sebring.
The Wildcats placed third over-
all of eight squads in the Sebring
relays, while the Lady Cats placed
fifth overall.
With FCAT testing this week,
the Hardee squads had no meets
scheduled. The next outing is
Tuesday at the Sebring Invitational,
followed by next Thursday (March
10), when Hardee will participate
in the Ed Okie Invitational at Avon
Park.
There are. another half dozen
meets before the 2A District 11
championships at Avon Park on
April 14. Districts 9 through 12 are
in Region 4. In District 11, with
Hardee, are Avon Park, Bartow,
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney,
DeSoto, Lake Wales, Mulberry and,
Sebring.
Most of those teams participated
in the Sebring relays last week.
"It was a pretty good way to
start the year. We have the most
kids out as we've,had in years and
another couple are coming from the
basketball courts. We've had some
good practices," said boys'coach
Rod Smith.
His team placed third, behind
Clewiston with 99 points and Avon
Park \ ith 86. Hardee had 84,
Sebring 81, Bartow 58, Lake Placid
48, Lake Wales 23 and Mulberry 10
points.
The 'Wildcats' only first-place
points came in the 3,200-meter run
and the distance medley,, where the
team distance was five inches bet-
ter than Sebring, the nearest oppo-
nent.
The Cats placed second in the
throwers relay, the discus, and&


4x800 run, where they were just
two hundreds off the best time of
winner, Sebring.
Hardee also had third-place
points in the pole vault and shotput,
and added fourth-place in the
1,600-meter medley, triple jump
and 300-hurdles, fifth in the sprint
medley and 4x200, and sixth in
the high jump, long jump and
4x400.
Meanwhile, the Lady Cats faced
tough opposition all day. Sebring
placed first with 105 points. Bartow
was next with 76, followed by
Avon Park and Clewiston each with
62, Hardee 56, Lake Wales 48,
Lake Placid 33 and Mulberry 10.
The Lady Wildcats' best efforts
were second place in the high jump,
triple jump, 300 hurdles and throw-
ers relays. The girls also picked up
third-place points in the 4x44,
fourth in the pole vault, fifth in the
shotput, long jump, distance med-
ley and 4x200. There were also
sixth-place points in the discus and
3,200-meter run, and seventh in the
sprint medley and 1,600-meter
medley.
Girls coach Don Trew was not
displeased with, his team's first
efforts, particularly in the relay
fashion, but expects improvement
as the season continues.
One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar.
-Helen Keller




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Schedule Of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ..........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:30 p.m.

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1..1:00 a.m.
4th Sunday Worship..................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist'& 3rd....5:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study..........7:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................:6:30 p.m.
Wed. Discipleship ....................6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mens Prayer ..................6:00 a.m.
Thurs. Ladies Bible Study ........5:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Moming-Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................... 6:30 p.m.
'Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ..........5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. ... 6 30 p.m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340,
Sunday School ..... 9 45 a m.
Morning Worship. ... 1100 a m.
Youth Fello ship ....... 500 p.m
Evening Worship .. 600pm
Wed. Bible Study.................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School. .... .... .9-45 a m
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
SSunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS:VIVO
S 105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacioni 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudib Biblico 7 00 p m.
Miercoles Estudior Jutenil 7 00 p m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
,773-9019.
SSunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worsuhip II -00 a m
Evening Woiship 7 00 p.m;
Wednesday Prayer.................7:00 p.m

MALLCEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service 1100 a.m.
S' Eening Service ... 7 00 p.m.
Wed Bible Stud'tPra3er Ser 7 00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun Eening 6 00 p m

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training .............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Prayer Time .........7:00 p.m.

OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
SSunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .............:...7:30 p.m.


We act as though comfort and
luxury were the chief require-
ments of life, when all that we
need to make us happy,is some-
thing to be enthusiastic about.


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295
SDomingos Escuela Dom...........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico ....................6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service.......... ......... 11:0 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.....................7:00 p.m

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ...................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ..... .10-00 a.m.
Evening Ser ice ..... ..5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .................7:00 p.m.
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Morning Service .......10:00'a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Service & Worship 7:00 p.m
Saturday Prayer ......... 700 pm
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.

SCHRCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
S Bible Study 1000 a m
H\orship Service .. ..11.00 a m..
W wednesday .. 7.00 p m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship .. .9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ... .ll:30am.
SundaE Evening Worship .....6.00 p m.
Wed Night Bible Class ......7 00 p.m.
lMen's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month.... 4.00p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................:00 a.m.
Sunday School. .. ..........10 00 am.
Priesthood... ...... .... ...... :00a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning. ......... 11:00 am.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night..... .. ... 7'30 p.m.

It's not only children who grow.
Parents do too. As much as we
watch to see what our children
do with their lives, they are
watching us to see what we do
with ours. I can't tell my chil-
dren to reach for the sun. All I
can do is reach for it, myself.
S. -Joyce Maynard-


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WAUCHULA


FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service .....................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship.................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. -,773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service..................10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting .....6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..6:30- 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30'a.m.
Morning Service.............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N, Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities.......:........6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
Now Meeting at
Northside Baptist Church
912 N. EIGHTH AVE. 773-9386.
Sunday Morning Service ..........8:30 a.m.
EveningWorship ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Ministry............7:00 p.m.
Adult Tuesday Service ...........7:00 p.m.


THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St.- 773-3753
Morning Senr ce .. .. 10-00a.m.
Evening Worship .6-00 p..
Wednesday Service .. ...7 00 p.m.


HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & DOnuts .............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .. ........... 9-30 a m.
W worship .................. .... .....10.30 a.m.
Wed Night Dinner........... ...6:00 p m
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
SCrossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7 00 p.m:
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL -
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning....................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evning ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening .................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening .......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.................7:30 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ....... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ... .. .. .11:00 am
Evening Worship ....... ... 6 00pm
Wednesday Prayer ............:......7:00 p.m:
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555

NEW HQPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday Schoolr, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .... .....11:00 a.m.
Church Training......... ... 55 p.m.
SEvening Worship ..... .. 5 00 pm.
Wednesday Prayer ...... ..... 7.00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (Ist & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Mornmg Worship ;....... ..........11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wid. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................6:45 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday Sc'o, ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ..................11:00 a.m.
Weight Watchers
meet Thursday .................... 5:00 p.m.

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service..................1..1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave.. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (English) ......................9:00 a.m.
(Spanish) ....................10:30 a.m.
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..............8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.

.... SO SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
SSunday Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship.;; ........... .7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service.......7:00 p.m.

':WAUCHULA CHURCHOF GOD
4 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
SSunday School ... :..a. .,.. 10:00 a.m.
r Morning Worship .. .:. ..,. 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ...'... .. 6:00 p.m.
Wed Night Fam Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thuri Youth Bible Study ...:. 7:00 p.m.
SFriday Night Worship ..... 7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
BAPTIST CHURCH
615 Rainey Blvd. 773-4010 773-3683
Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training.. .......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Church .............. ... 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service.............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ............ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ......... 7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer. .......... .. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 730 p.m:
Saturday Worship........... 7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church....... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ........... 7 00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ...........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service............ 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service............ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Service ......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service. .... 7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST
CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Parsonage 735-0443
Sunday School ............... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ........... 10:30 a.m.
Children's Church.......... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H ........ 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ..... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service....'...... 7:00 p.m.

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday....... ........ 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study.. ..... ........ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service........... 11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
,unday Sco,,,, .. ..,. 10:00 a.m;
Morning Worship .. .,... .11:00,a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-1851
-Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Worship ........ ........ 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed; Bible & Prayer Meet.... 7:00 p.m.






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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAI'l H TEMPLE
Oak S-reuet
Sunday Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...........7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ........ :. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.


PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ... ........... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. .......... .11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol... 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones .............. 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina ................ 11:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ......... 10:00 a.m. :
Servicio ................. 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club. .............. 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche....... .7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m.
Servicio .................. 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.m.

ZOLFO BAPTIST CHURCH
311 E. 4th Ave. 735-1200
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m. .
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union............. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:30 p.m.


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March 3, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 3C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Feb. 28, Cynthia Marie Dickey, 39, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging her with
violation of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
Feb. 28, Eduardo Rivera, 20, of 1243 Polk Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright on charges of criminal mischief and making
fire bombs.

Feb. 27, a residential burglary on Kerlew Drive and business burglary
on Bostick Road were reported.

Feb. 26, James Robert Anderson, 20, of 2631 Bardoll Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with grand theft
and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Feb. 26, Ariel Vallejo, 34, of 741 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Matt Tinsley and charged with possession
of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 26, Troy Dale Taylor, 35, of 2377 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Matt Tinsley on a warrant charging him with
sexual battery.
Feb. 26, a theft on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Wauchula, was
reported.

Feb. 25, Michael Dwayne Daniels, 24, of 17 Palmetto Trace, Palmetto,
was arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright on a capias charging him with violation
of probation (original charge possession of cocaine).
Feb. 25, Antonio Barrientos, 29, of 4233 Middle Drive, Bowling


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E HORNE AND
DIANNE K HORNE, IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E HORNE, 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 description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:


CERTIFICATE NO. 872


YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998


Description of Property: ,
All that part of N 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 36 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County,
Florida, lying East of the right-of-way of U.S. 17 LESS
anything platted in the Town of Gardner, and LESS all
that property lying East of SR#35 (U.S.#17) and
South of SR#665 and West of Block 1, Nancy J.
Coker's Addition to the Town of Gardner, as per Plat
Book 3, page 13, of the public records of Hardee
County, Florida, also described as: Begin at the NE
corner of NW 1/4 of Section 15, Township 36 South,
Range 25 East, thence S 0028'34" E along East line of
said NW 1/4, 1085.91 feet to a point on the Westerly
line of Block 1 of Nancy J. Coker's Addition to the
Town of Gardner as per Plat Book 3, page 13, of the
public records of Hardee County, Florida, for P.O.B.;
thence S 18040'58" W along Westerly line of said
Block 1,225.15 feet to the SW corner of said Block 1;
thence N 86052'06" W along the prolongation of the
South line of said Block 1, 105.44 feet to a point on
the Easterly R/W of SR#35 (U.S.#17); thence
Northerly along a curve to left on said Easterly R/W,
191.00 feet to a point on the Southerly R/W of
SR#665; thence N 56031'32" E along said Southerly
R/W, 44.76 feet; thence S 89049'28" E along said R/W
86.32 feet to RO.B.

LESS

Begin at the NW coiner of NE 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 36 South, Range 25 East, HardeeCounty,
Florida; thence S 00025'20" East along the West line
of said NE 1/4 693.25 feet to point of beginning;
thence S 86006'00" East 66.26 feet to the West right-
of-way of S.C.L. railroad (Abandoned); thence S
21o24'58" West along said West right-of-way 354.54
feet to a point on the East line of Lot 20, Block 2 of
Town of Gardner; thence N 00025'20" West along the
East line of said Block 2, 289.06 feet to the NE corner
of Lot 1 of said Block 2; thence S 86"06'00" East
50.00 feet; thence N 0025'20" West 50.00 feet to the
SE corner of Lot 1, Block 3 of Town of Gardner;
thence S 86006'00" East 16.00 feet to point of begin-
ning. Also that part of Section 15, Township 36
South, Range 25 East lying West of Old Dixie
Highway, South of State Road No. 665 and East of the
Seaboard Coastline Railroad.

SLESS ;, ..

Begin at the Northwest corner of the NE 1/4,
Sectionl5, Township 36 South, Range 25 East, for the
Point of Beginning; run thence South 197.45 feet;
thence West 338.35 feet to a point on the Easterly
Railway line U.S. 17; thence Northeasterly along
Railway 207.90 feet to a point West of the Point of
Beginning; thence East 295.60 feet to the point of
beginning, Hardee County Florida.

Less

SBegin at the NE corner of Lot 16, Block 3 of the Town
of Gardner, sometimes referred to as Fielders
. Addition, thence North 150 feet; thence West 325
feet, more or less, to the East right-of-way line of the
present U.S. Highway #17; thence Southwesterly
along the East right-of-way of present U.S. Highway
#17 approximately 150 feet to the North boundary
line of said Block 3; thence East approximately 350
feet to point of beginning, being in Section 15,
Township 36 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County,
Florida.

SName in which assessed: Hodge & Duncan Trustees
aid 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 courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 6th day of April, 2005, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 21st day of February, 2005.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court, ,
Harlee County, Florida '
AD No 1 ,
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk ,: 24c
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Green, was arrested by Sgt. Sylvia Estes andcharged with retail theft.
Feb. 25, Christy Michelle Chapman; 27, of 5017 Willow St., Bowling
Green, Was arrested by Sgt. Sylvia Estes on a warrant charging her with
violation of probation (original charge resisting arrest without force).
Feb. 25, John Cisnero:, 27, of 4615 First St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Jamie Wrght on a capias alleging failure to appear in court
,on a charge of resisting an officer without violence.
Feb. 25, criminal mischief was reported.

Feb. 24, Christopher Lowell Grice, 34, of 676 Maude Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges two counts forgery and grand theft).
Feb. 24, Rodney Allen Smith, 26, of 202 Rust Ave., Wauchula, was
detained by corrections Sgt. Joan Gillespie on a Hernando County warrant
charging him with non-support. Smith was originally arrested dn Feb. 21,
by Dep. Joe Marble on a Hardee County charge of non-support.

Feb. 23, Lopnie Will Jordan, 38, of 414 Magnolia Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Polk County warrant charging him
with possession/carrying a concealed weapon.
Feb. 23, Raymond Lester Richardson, 43, of 2460 Pine Cone Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Hillsborough County war-
rant charging him with violation of probation (original charge soliciting to
delivery cocaine).
Feb. 23, Esmeralda Garza, 26, of 513 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging her with violation of
probation (original charge retail theft).
Feb. 23, Lewis James Richaradson, 38, of 807 SR 64 W, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Tennessee warrant charging him with
violation of probation.
Feb. 23, Joshua Robert Rangel, 22, of 2319 Seiple Road, Avon Park,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging hiin with violation
of probation (original charge trespass).
Feb. 22, Eleazar Rodriguez, 47, of 2140 Petteway Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Sylvia Estes and charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 22, a 13-year-old Zolfo Springs youth was arrested by Dep. Joe
Marble on a court order pickup for failure to appear in court.'
Feb. 22, a theft on Mineral Branch Road was reported.

Feb. 21, Sharon Juanita Allgood, 37, of 530 E. Broward St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support.
Feb, 21, Delisha Keyon Redden, 24, of 3628 S. Suwannee St., Zolfo
Springs,,was arrested by Dep.'Joe Marble on a charge of non-support.
Feb. 21, a theft on Altman Road was reported.

.WAUCHULA
Feb. 27, Michael Blaine Johnson, 41, of 815 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with domestic battery.

Feb. 26, Pablo Sanchez-Jimenez, 30, P. O. Box 371, Frostproof, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.
Feb. 26, burglary of a conveyance on E. Townsend St. was reported.

Feb. 25, Gilbert Luna, 35, of Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Gabe
Garza and charged with possession of cocaine. possession of drug para-
phernalia and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.

Feb. 23, criminal mischief on West Main Street was reported.

SFeb. 22, Amy Nichole Pontifes, 29, of 607 Saunders St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. David Stimson and charged with fraud, uttering a
forged instrument and petit theft.
Feb. 22, a theft on North Seventh Avenue and vehicle stolen on West
Main Street were reported.

Feb. 21, a business burglary on North Florida Avenue was reported.

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Ieb. 26, a vehicle stolen on Epps Avenue was reported.

Feb. 25, Christopher Lee Fairless, 17, of 5160 Stage Coach Road, Polk
City, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with two counts neg-
lect of child.

Feb. 23, Jessica Lynn Bentley, 14, of 4705 U. S. 17 N., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with three counts of battery
on detention staff.

Feb. 21, Ramiro Ramirez, 26, of 137 Eighth Ave and Eloise St., Winter
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with domes-
tic battery.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 25, Oscar Ruiz, 14, 815 Fifth St., Zolfo Springs, Sergio Leon, 13,
of 2989 Hickory Court, Zolfo Springs, and Avimael Cruz-Cruz, 13, of 3080
Hickory St., Zolfo Springs were arrested by Ofc. Oscar Diaz, and each
charged with armed burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief.

Feb. 23, a theft on Acorn'Drive was reported.




On The Local Links

TORREY OAKS GOLF COURSE
CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE: These golfers played A or B plus
C or D Best Ball Scramble. Frank Beebe, Bob Harken, Ron Bamsey and
John Thomas came in with 76 to claim first place. Taking second place, with
78, were Fred Kessler, John Jackson, Bert Barr and Len Bailey. Two groups
tied for third place with 79.
LADIES' LEAGUE: Banker's Handicap was the game of the week.
Tied for first place, with plus 4, were Rosemary Comeau and Jan Brinker.
Bev Ratekin not only had a birdie on #10 but was also closest to the pin.
Jackie Bayer chipped in on #13.
CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES' LEAGUE: These ladies also played
Banker's Handicap. Mae Kessler and Marilyn Funkhouse took first place
with 37. Betty Jacobs and Jan Brinker came in second with 39. Jan was also
closest to the #3 pin.


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Memory Lane


COURTESY PHOTO
Fishing guide Jason Ramsey is a new resident of New Zion.


Ona & New Zion News
By Donna Parks, 245-1579

It's nice to get one article in on a nice day out fishing where you
time! can be guaranteed to catch some-
Last week I had the pleasure of thing-give him a call and support
going on a chartered fishing trip your local neighbor. His number is
with my husband, and low and (941) 722-1645.
behold we discovered a new neigh-
bor. It seems that our guide for the
trip was a new resident of New Last week was also, our Fair
Zion. Prince and Princess Pageant, and
Jason Ramsey, the guide for our we had a lot of "locals" participat-
trip, has moved into Orville ing. Namely, Rayna Parks and
Danielle Smith. They both looked
Triebwaser's old place. He is the beauifl and di. Td a wonder job
operator of fishtheflats.com. We beautiful and did a wonderful job.
operator of fishtheflats.com. We We were so proud of the both of
had a great trip, and I even caught them.
more snook than my husband.
Chris said "That is.why you never
take a woman fishing." Also, last Friday night was the
Captain Ramsey showed us a annual Mrs. Hardee County
great time and I learned about some Pageant. All of the ladies looked
of the plans he has in store for his beautiful, and I heard a really nice
new residence. He talked about young lady won. Congratulations
maybe opening an archery shop in to her! (Editor's Note: The winner
the old Call of the Wild Museum was the author of this column.
that is no longer open. I told him Congratulations!)
we need some new "commerce"
out there in that neck of the woods. I am looking forward to hearing
I liked fishing with him because from residents of Ona and. New
he even baited my hook and cast it Zion soon with some new informa-
out for me (Chris, take notes). So, if tion to print next week! The new
there is anyone out there liking for contact number is (863)245-15791



Charlie Creek RV News
By Margaret Miles & Betty Kowalski


GENERAL PARK NEWS
Past Hurricane repairs and clean-
up are progressing. Construction
people and maenals.-eeem-to-be in
short supply-but coming! Some
new units have been moved in, to
replace the irrepairable homes. A
question and answer meeting by
Floyd Chason chief inspector (pri-
marily of construction). represent-
ing Hardee County Board of
Commissioners wwass held the
evening of Feb 7. He answered all
questions bN the many attendees,
and would research some of them;
comparing county requirements
with those of the park regulations.
Very informative meeting!
CO-OP NEWS
SMonda. night's bingo big win-
S ners \ere: Jan. 24-Elsie Williams.
*Evel.n Denslow and Charlotte
Hughes. Jan. 31-Evelyn Denslow
and Elsie Williams. Feb. 7-Bonnie
SNewman and Charlotte Hughes and
S Feb: 14-Helen Lawson (nnitiating
our new bingo machine). During
S the bingo break,, the players were
surprised w ith a Valentine treat of:
Cookies and punch from Martha
Trautvetter and Jean Pich.:, They,

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were delicious and a-very welcome
Street.
The monthly busiriess meeting,
Feb 3 was followed by'44 merffiers
enjoying a free ham dinner with
cole slaw, beans and cornbread. The
50/50 drawings were won by Helen
Lawson and twice by Hank
Kowalski.
Members with birthdays in Jan.
thru April were honored at a Jan. 27
party, with a beautifully decorated ,
delicious cake made by Martha
Traut erter. The twelve honorees
present were John Hammond,
Charlotte Hughes, Irene Exendine,'
Ernest Exendine. Roy. Exendine,
Margaret Miles, Martha Trautvetter,
Sara Puterbaught, Phyllis
Vermillion, Marcille Oakman, Jean
Pich and Marie Counts. Don
Thompson came too late to be in the
picture. Lottie Gilbert was unable to
attend, a birthday card was signed
by all and sent to her.
Again, on Feb 17, 11 members
with birthdays in May thru August
were celebrated. They were Betty
'Hammon, Erma-t Thompson,
Michael Cornelius, Pam Cornelius,
N.H. Miles, Hank Kowalski, Carl
Bedford, Bob Oakman, Betty


PHCTO SUBMViTtED B, Z'tE RCHIRDSOI
Robertson Studio in Bartow took this picture in the fall of 1945 of the seventh and eighth grade classes
at Popash School. Zoe Richardson shares this picture, which includes her late husband, Frank, who was
13 years old at the time. In the front row (from left) are Lawrence Shackelford, Calhoun Richardson,
Roberta Moncrief, Laura May Long, (first name unknown) Hilliard, Billy Jean Milbreth and Alice Bumby:
middle row, Robert Wiggins. unidentified, J.G. Hilliard, Roger Douglas, Billy Webb, Estelle Poucher,
Yvonne Boone and teacher, Mrs. Keller; back row, Jeff King, Rueben Long, Frank Richardson, Stanley
Webb, Doyle Webb, Clifford Landers and unidentified.

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Farver, Ron Hoover, and LaVerne
Hughes. Two beautifully decorated
cakes with punch were furnished by
Martha Trautvetter, Marcille
Oakman and Erma Thompson.
VISITOR NEWS
Ed Walker was happy to see
LaJuana Dobbie come for an
'ex'lended visit from her. home in
Tennessee. Bob and Marcille
Oakman's daughter, Penny Gilroy
from Wainesfield, Ohio, enjoyed a
two-week stay. Daughter Karen
Edwards -and niece Mary
Picklesimer of Dexter and
Brooklyn, Michigan, were 10-day
guests of N.H. and Margaret Miles.
They enjoyed the sunshine, Gulf
Coast beach adventures and Co-op
activities' while here.
RECUPERATING
Feb. 4, Ernest Exendine was
taken to the Wauchula Hospital,
E.R., treated for pneumonia &
-released-feeling better now. Feb. 5,
Lottie Gilbert was taken to the
Sebring Hospital with heart prob-
lems but has now returned to the
Oaks of Avon Park-she enjoys vis-
its and phone calls.
DEATHS
Jan. 26-Charlie McCown of
Ohio passed' away. He was a long-
time snow bird at Charlie Creek
Estates and former member of the
Co-op. His,wife Mary has our sym-
pathy. Feb. 5 Hazel Williams
(Gramma) of Mishawaka, Indiana,
passed away at the age of 108 years
young. She was the mother of Ruth
and Bob Butz, and had been living
with them for the last few years.
She, \too, was a snow bird until
March of 2004. We will all miss her
and extend our heartful sympathy to
her family.
CLOSING THOUGHTS
February has been an eventful
month including the Craft & Bake
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COUNTY COURT

The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court.
Laurentino Aguirre, 24, Ocala,
and Delores Banda, 23, Ocala.
Gus Willie Carlton, 31,
Wauchula, and Sylvia Perez, 27,
Wauchula.
Charles Clyde Knight III, 39,
Wauchula, and Shannon Dee Ray,
34, Wauchula.
Jose Angel Rivera Jr., 16,
Bowling Green, and Diana
Romero, 15, Zolfo Springs.
Jimmy Junior DeLaRosa III, 16,
Bowling Green, and Patricia Lynn
Gonzales, 18, Bowling Green.

The following small claims case
was disposed of recently in coun-
ty court:
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o Produce
Central Inc. vs. Joe Sanchez,
Guadalupe Belmares and Roberto
Servin, stipulation approved, judg-
ment withheld.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Johnny Lee Cook, disorderly
intoxication, 59 days with credit for
time served (CTS), $190 court
costs and $60 investigative costs
placed on lien.
Jessica Lynn Estrada, affray, not
prosecuted.
Archie James Hines, violation of
a domestic violence injunction for
protection and resisting arrest with-
out force, adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, no weapons, no
violent contact with victim, 26-
week batters intervention class,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $100 inves-
tigative costs.
Robert Hogan Johnson, trespass,
S14 days CTS, $190 court costs and
$60 investigative costs placed on
lien.
Velda Lyfay King, violation of
probation (original charge domestic
battery), probation revoked, 10
days CTS, reinstate probation with
same conditions; violation of a
domestic violence injunction for
protection, not prosecuted.
Jerald Lee Lane, domestic bat-
tery, .adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, 12-week domes-
tid violence class, no weapons or
firearms, no contact with victim,
$667 fine and court costs.
S Jose Alejjnd,,. Lazo, domestic,
battery, not prosecuted, transferred
to felony court.
Jose Perez-Hernandez, disorder-
ly conduct, 60 days (cnncurrent)i.
$190 court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Dewayne Patrick Royce, resist-
Sing arrest without force, 10 days
CTS, $31'5 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Heath Sanchez, loitering and
.prowling, one day CTS, $315 fine
and court costs,. $100 public
'defender fees, $60 investigative
costs.
SSherry Luise Gough, possession
of drug paraphernalia, adjudication
S\ withheld. $315 fine and court costs;
'possession of marijuana, not prose-:
;cuted.
Manuel Junior Hernandez,
domestic battery and battery, 12
Months probation, 12-week domes-
-tic violence class. no weapons or
:firearms, $982 fine and court costs,
_$60 investigative costs.
SThe following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in


county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Tarone Alexander Ivery,Tesisting
arrest without force and domestic
battery, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation 12 months, 26-week batters
intervention class, no weapons, no
contact with victim, $667 fine and
court costs, $50 investigative costs.
Arnulfo Lopez, disorderly intox-
ication and resisting arrest without
force, estreated bonds.
Humberto Lopez, disorderly
intoxication and resisting arrest
without force, estreated bonds.
Fatema Renee Mariner, domes-
tic battery, estreated bond.
Stephen Chevo Rodriguez,
assault on a law enforcement offi-
cer and resisting arrest without
force, 180 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $120 investigative
costs; disorderly intoxication and
violation of probation (original
charges domestic assault, assault
and petit theft), probation revoked,
60 days (concurrent), $100 public
defender fees.
Charlie Taylor, trespass, 14 days
CTS, $190 court costs, $60 inves-
tigative costs.
Aurelia Centero, resisting arrest
without force, adjudication with-
held, $260.50 fine and court costs..
Celestino Alto, DUI, probation
one year, license suspended one
year, tag impounded 10 days, no
alcohol or bars, DUI school, evalu-
ation, $885 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service; no valid
license, $330 fine and court.costs.
-Ruben Bautista, vi6olationh of
license restriction, adjudication
withheld, $205 court costs.
Adam Delatorre, driving while
license suspended (DWLS),
$277.50 fine and court costs.
Jose Manuel Diaz-Martinez,
DWLS, adjudication withheld, pro-
vided valid permit, 40 days in
jail--suspended with valid license,
$330 fine and court costs.
Jeffery Cicero Griggs, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 40 days-
suspended with valid license, $330
fine and court costs.
Anastacio Lopez-Cruz; DUI,
probation one year, license sus-
pended one year, DUI school, eval-
uation, $885 fine and court costs,
50 hours community service; no
valid license,. adjudication with-
held, probation six months (concur-
rent), $330 fine and court costs.
Sebriano Morales Maldonado.
DUI, probation one eear. license
suspended one year, tag impounded
six months, no alcohol or bars, DUI
school, evaluation, $885 fine and
court costs. $100 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service;
no valid license, probation six
months, $330 fine and court costs;
refusal, to submit to DUI test and
failure to sign citation, dismissed.
Rodolfo Torres Mata, DUI, pro-
bation 12 months, license suspend-
ed.six months, tag impounded 10
days, DUI. school, evaluation,
$622.50 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service; no valid
license, dismissed.
Steven Edward Talley, DWLS,
dismissed.
SEsteban Perez-Palma. DWLS,
adjudication withheld. 30 days in
jail, $250 fine and court costs.
Roland Lopez Arguijb, DWLS,
estreated bond.
Ricky Lee Fulk. DWLS, operat-
ing a motor vehicle with tag
expired more than six months and
altering a license plate validation
sticker, 270 days-suspended 210


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with valid license, $487.50 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs.
Luis Angel Melendez, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 40 days-10
suspended, produced valid license,
$330 fine and court costs.
Bradley Michael Sockalosky,
DWLS, adjudication withheld, 40
days-suspended 10, produced
valid license, $330 fine and court
costs.
Raul Trevino, DWLS, adjudica-
tion withheld, 40 days-10 suspend-
ed if produce valid license, $330
fine and court costs.
Gerald Wynel Odette, violation
of probation (original charge
DWLS), probation revoked, 120
days in jail, unpaid fines and fees
placed on lien.
Cristino Guerrero Vazquez, vio-
lation of probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, 45 days
CTS, unpaid fines and fees placed
on lien

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Stephanie D. Pippin vs. Steven
Christopher Sunday, petition for
injunction for protection.
Mortgage Electronic Registra-
tion Systems Inc. vs. Joel Sanchez,
Debra Sanchez et al, petition for
damages and mortgage foreclosure.
The state Department of
Revenue (DOR) and state
Department of Children and
Families (DCAF) vs. Amanda M.
Goggans, petition for child support.
DOR and DCAF vs. Mildred
Michelle Jerdan, petition for child
support.
Theresa Diane Napier and DOR
vs. Edna Lemay et al, petition for
child support.
DOR and DCAF vs. Jennie
Marie Smith, petition for child sup-
port.
Frankie R. Raulerson and DOR
vs. Ashley N. Norman, petition for
child support.
Frankie R. Raulerson and DOR
vs. Justin A. Raulerson, petition for
child support.
DOR and DCAF vs. Wayne
Anslem Guide, petition for child
support.
Melinda Lynn Armstrong and
Dave LeeArmstrong, divorce.
SJavier Garcia and Joanie Valdez
Garcia, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
American, Internauonal Group
a/s/o The Goldfield Corp. vs. Terex
Telelect Inc., order approving stip-
ulated dismissal.
Kenneth E. Geissler as personal
representative vs. Catherine C.
Walker and Robert A. Cattarious,
judgment for defendants.
Josephina Torres and DOR vs.
Juan Torres, voluntary dismissal.
Catherine Marie Pelham and
DOR vs. Gary L. Horsley, child
support contempt order.
Josephina Torres vs. Roland
Arguijo Jr., dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Eusebio Manriquez Castillo vs.
George Rodriguez, dismissal of
injunction for protection.,
Jessica Lynn Estrada vs. Erick
Estrada, injunction for protection.
Thomas McGriff vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of.
inmate situation denied.
:Westchester Fire Insurance Co.
vs. Jack R. Keller, Linda L. Keller
and Kelco Striping and Excavating
Inc., partial default judgment.
Gretchen Pearson and Howard
W. Pearson, order.
Alicia A. Perez vs. Daniel Perez,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When,


adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Rhonda Stanley Daniels, tamper-
ing with physical evidence and pos-
session of cocaine, not prosecuted.
Juan Martin Valdez, possession
of cocaine, possession of drug para-
phernalia and violation of driver
license restrictions, not prosecuted.
Antonio Ash, grand theft auto,
possession of cocaine, resisting
arrest without force, possession of
drug paraphernalia and leaving the
scene of an accident, not prosecut-
ed, transferred to county court with
filing of misdemeanor and criminal
traffic charges.
Catarino Dario Borjas, carrying a
concealed firearm, tampering with
physical evidence,' possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted,
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor charges.
Gilbert Cisneros, possession of
methamphetamine, possession of
drug paraphernalia and carrying a
concealed weapon, 90 days in jail;
driving while license suspended, 60
days in jail; $500 fine, $415 court
costs and $340 public defender fees
due within one year of release.
Sylvester W. Fender, possession
of cocaine, not prosecuted.
.Yadira Hernandez, neglect of
child, not prosecuted.
'Patricia Martinez, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of methamphetamine), proba-
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house arrest, no drugs or alcohol,
evaluation and treatment, warrant-
less search and seizure.
Ronnie Wayne McCormick, pos-
session of methamphetamine, 24
months Florida State Prison (con-
current), $500 fine, $415 court
costs and $340 public defender fees
due within one year of release; pos-
session of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, no registration
certificate, attaching tag not
assigned and driving while license
suspended, 60 days in jail (concur-
rent).
Robert Waylon Murphy, grand
theft and violation of probation
(original charges felony petit theft
and felony driving while license
suspended), probation revoked, two
years community control-house
arrest, with $100 fine, $395 court
costs, $340 public defender fees
and $100 investigative costs added
to outstanding fines and fees.
Patricia Leigh Pritchard, posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of mar-
ijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia, not prosecuted.
Jeffery Bryant Ramirez, giving a
false name to a law enforcement
officer, not prosecuted, transferred
to county court with filing of mis-
demeanor charge; possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of marijuana, not prosecuted.
Michael Resales, violation of
probation (original charges five
counts grand theft), probation
revoked, 36 months drug offender
probation with condition of six
months inpatient drug abuse treat-
ment.
Angela Watson Ruiz, neglect of
child, not prosecuted.
Thomas Allen Steele, possession


of cocaine, possession of marijua-
na, possession of drug parapherna-
lia and domestic battery, not prose-
cuted, transferred to county court
with filing of misdemeanor
charges.
Manuel Zamarripa, violation of
probation (original charge felony
fleeing to elude a police officer), 50
hours community service added to
sentence.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Yvonne Selph to Frank Vasquez
Inc., $35,000.
Cruz Lara to Raul Juarez Jr.,
$34,500.
Juan C. and Araceli Valdivia
Plata to Jose Rodrigo and Sandra
Valerio, $16,346.
Mildred E. Ballantyne, Willliam
T..Jr. and Katherine B. Mulcay, and
James Melaire III and Deborah B.
Pyle to Hammock Land and Cattle
Co. Inc., $25,000.
E. Lorimer and Dorothy L.
Hendry to Lawrence J. and Mary
K. Martell, $65,000.
Loren B. Albritton to Melvin H.
Taylor and Delois H. Johnson,
$62,500.
Barbara Calhoun to Melvin H.
Taylor and Delois H. Johnson,
$62,500.
Junior M. Archer to Florentino
and Maria I. Perada, $42,500.
Gwen E. Tondee to Carl G.
Brown, $50,000. .
Dennis V. Tondee to Carl G.
Brown, $50,000.
.Jethrow McCall to Carlos and
Martha P. Lopez and Javier
Corredor and Jaime Quibano,
$103,000.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The undersized Hardee Wildcats
finally met their match.
The Cats hosted 3A-9 runner-up
Tampa Jesuit last week in the
Region 3 quarterfinals, and found a
bigger, stronger opponent they
could not outmaneuver.
It was. not for lack of trying as
the Cats gave way grudgingly in
the 60-48 loss which ended
Hardee's season. Seniors Tom
Green and Rashad Vance led the
battling Wildcats as they tried to
counter the attack of a team of all
six-footers.
Jesuit grabbed most rebounds
and played strong offensively 'and
defensively in claiming the victory
and advance to a regional semi-
final game at Bele Glades Central,
which is ranked seventh in the state
Class 3A poll.
The taller Tiger Patrick Rice
controlled the opening tip-off
against Green, who is Hardee's
tallest player at 6'5". However,
Wildcat soph Jermaine King
rebounded the first Jesuit shot.
Jermaine cleared to Vance and on to
soph Weston Palmer, who nailed a
three-pointer for the first points of
the game.
Jesuit stellar junior Thomas
Kaiser, who scored 27 points in the
District 9 championship game, got
the first points for his squad.
Hardee held Kaiser to only 17
points for the evening.
Hardee got its second score
when King fed Green in the key for
a jumper. Hardee led 5-2. When
Vance canned,a trey, Hardee had an
8-2 lead. That held for nearly a full
minute, before Rice hit a three-

Man is so made that whenever
anything fires his soul, impos-
sibilities vanish.


pointer. Green sank another jumper,
upping Hardee's lead to 10-5.
Kaiser hit a pair of free throws.
.Moments later Andrew Darst hit
two more, as Wildcat fouls mount-
ed and the Tiger accuracy at the
free throw line narrowed the gap to
10-9. When Michael Chong
rebounded his own shot, Jesuit had
its first lead 11-10.
Within seconds Vance hit a
jumper to put the Cats in front 12-
11. As the first quarter ended, Tyler
Steams hit a three for Jesuit and
Thelinor "Lino" Jena hit a deuce.
The teams were tied 14-14 at the
end of a hectic first period.
There were more ties and lead
changes in the second stanza,
which ended with Jesuit'taking a
28-25 advantage into the locker
room at halftime. The Cats had
accumulated eight fouls to just four
for the Tigers. That pattern contin-
ued in the second half, when only
four fouls were called on the
aggressive Tigers, while the Cats
had another eight.
Early in the third period, Hardee
stayed close, but the rebounding
dominance of the Tigers began to
tell. Using offensive rebounds,
Jesuit outscored Hardee 18-12 in
the third quarter to take a .46-37
edge, down from a high of 13
Hardee battled better in the final
quarter, but could not overcome the
deficit. Midway through the period,
the Wildcats had narrowed it to a
five-point game, down 49-44, but
just as quickly Jesuit forged ahead.
By the 2:45 mark, the Tigers had a
55-44 lead.
King hit a deuce in the key.
Jesuit spread the floor and tried to
run the clock down. A Vance steal
and throw to Palmer make it 55-48.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E. HORNE AND
DIANNE K. HORNE IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E. HORNE, 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 description of the property, and the.
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.,855 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998
Description of Property:
LOT 14, PINECREST FARMS, PHASE II, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BAR
61, PAGE 4 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Name in which assessed: LEWIS S KINSEY JR
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 courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula FI 33873 on the 6th day of April, 2005,
at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 17th day of February, 2005.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
By: LAURA L BARKER
Deputy Clerk 3:3-24c


Kaiser got the final points of the
game, back-to-back jumpers to
make the final score 60-48.
Kaiser led all scorers with 17
points. Teammate Darst had 15 and
Rice 10 points.
For the Wildcats, Palmer was
high man with 15 points, some
every quarter. Rich had 10, Vance
nine, Green six, Jena five and King
three. Robbie Jones, Olnel Virgile,
Arnold Louis and Mark St. Fort got
in the game in supporting roles.
Michael Capron was injured and
could not play and freshman Terry
Redden, just up from the JV, did not
play.
Hardee's future looks solid, with
10 of its 12 players expected back
next season. Wildcat coach Vance
Dickey plans practice games and
conditioning during the summer.
Expected back" are juniors Jones
and Jena, sophs Palmer, King and
Rich and freshmen Capron, Virgile,
St. Fort, Louis and Redden.
In a new 4A-District 10 with
Sebring, Avon Park, Sarasota
Booker, Bradenton Braden River,
DeSoto and Palmetto, Hardee will
face new challenges in hoping to
repeat as district champions.








A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
There are six things the Lord
hates. There are seven things
He cannot stand: a proud look,
a lying tongue, handS that kill
innocent poeple, a mind that
thinks up evil plans, feet that are
quick to do evil, a witness who
lies, and someone who starts
- arguments among families.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (NCV

FRIDAY
(Jesus said), "But, I say to you;
love your enemies, do good to
those who hate you, bless those
who curse you, pray for those
who abuse you.
Luke 6:27-28 (RSV)

SATURDAY
Do not hate your brother in your
heart.
Leviticus 19.17a (NIV)'

SUNDAY '* 3, i
Let love be genuine; hate what
is evil, hold fast to what is good.
Romans 12:19 (RSV)
MONDAY
The Lord loves those who hate
evil; He protects the lives of His
people, and rescues them from
the wicked.
Psalm 97:10 (TLB)

TUESDAY
The one who hates his brother is
in darkness...he has no idea
where he.is going, because the
darkness has made him blind.
SI John 2:11 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
STry to do good, not evil, so that
you will live, and the Lord God
All-Powerful will be with you just
as you say He is; hate evil and
love good.'
Amos 5:14-15a (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (NCV) New Century
Version; (NEB) New English Bible;
(NIV) New International Version;
(RSV) Revised Standard Version:
(PME) Phillips Modern English;
and (TLB) The Living Bible;


Tennis Teams Top Avon Park


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee High tennis teams
won opening matches last Tuesday.
They also played at Sebring on
Thursday in a doubler-header loss.
This week is a variety, starting
with the Hardee girls hosting the
DeSoto Lady Bulldogs on Monday
at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, both teams
were at home against Fort Meade,
the boys starting at 3 p.m. and the
girls about four. The DeSoto boys
visit today (Thursday) in 4 p.m.
matches.
Next week, there are home
matches on Thursday, March 10
against Frostproof. In this one the
girls play start at 3 p.m. and boys
about 4. Home matches are played
on the Wauchula City Courts off
West Oak Street.
Hardee will participate in the
Heartland Conference matches at
Sebring on Friday and Saturday,
March 11-12. Matches begin at 4
p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
At Avon Park, the venue was
changed from the South Florida
Community College Courts to the
city courts. The change didn't seem
to bother either Hardee team, as
both won by 5-2 scores.
For the Hardee girls, senior
SKathryn Pace opened with a 6-1, 6-
2 win over Yini Esquilin. Junior
Kesley Williams continued with a
hard-fought 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over-
Tiffany Gregor.
Senior Bonnie Wilson stepped up
to the number three slot in place of
Nikki Graham who was busy being
Miss Hardee County. Wilson also
battled in winning 0-6, 7-5, 6-4
over Genice Carr.
Hardee's first loss came to junior
Amanda Quinones, who fought
hard in the 2-6, 7-6 (5 break
points), 6-0 loss to Emily Jones.
At number five sophomore D.K.
Davis won.6-1, 7-5 over Susie
Laverty. In a shortened pro-set
match, freshman Natalie Green
won 8-2 over Rosa Garcia.
In the number one girls doubles,
'Pace-Williams won 6-4, 6-2 over
Esquilin-Carr, while at number two
doubles, Wilson-Quinones lost 6-1,
6-0 to Gregor-Jones.
Meanwhile, senior Daniel Dick
started the Wildcats off with a 6-4,
6-4 win over Phil Lockheart. Senior
Michael Holt followed suit with a
6-0, 6-3 win over Alfonso
Williams.
Junior John Paul Barton was
going ,, strong against Tope
Awenewe when he severely
sprained an ankle and had to retire,,
Coach Ken Leupold said Barton
will probably be sidelined for sev-
eral weeks. '
Soph Josh Ready lost to Red
Devil Mike Wagner 6-0, 6-1.
Senior Darryl Ezelle got Hardee


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back on track with a 6-0, 6-1 win
over Juan Guerrero. Junior Walter
"Boomer" Olliff won the extra
match 6-2, 7-6.
In the doubles. Dick-Holt won 6-
3, 6-0 over Lockheart-Awenewe
and Ready-Ezelle won 6-1, 7-6 (six
break points) over Williams-
Wagner.
Hardee boys had to move up a
slot in Thursday's matches at
Sebring. Hardee's only win was in


number fours singles, when Ezelle
downed Danny Ritter 6-2, 6-3.
At number three, Ready went
three sets in a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 loss to
David Lee, and at number five,
Olliff battled 6-1, 6-7 (four break
points), 6-2 in losing to Pianav
Deshpande.
Hardee girls had an equally hard
time, being shut out 7-0 by the
Lady Blue Streaks. None of the
matches carried to three sets.


2005 Hardee Junior High Volleyball


March 3
March 10
March 14
March 18
March 31
April 4
April 7
April 11
April 14
April 18


Sebring at Hardee
Lake Placid at Hardee
Hill-Gustat at Hardee
Hardee at DeSoto
Avon Park at Hardee
Hardee at Sebring
Hardee at Lake Placid
Hardee at Hill- Gustat
DeSoto at Hardee
Hardee at Avon Park


Matches begin at 5:30 7th Grade followed by 8h Grade



HJHS Volleyball



Under Way


uy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High School
volleyball squads have turned from
practices to performance.
The two teams start today
(Thursday) with home matches in
the Joel Evers Gym on the north
campus. The seventh grade squads
play at 5:30 p.m. and eighth grade
squads about 6:30.
With a bye next Monday, the
Hardee girls wait for another home
encounter next Thursday, March
10, when the Lake Placid Middle
School girls come to Wauchula.
Hardee is also home on March 14.
against Hill-Gustat. The first road
game is March 18 at DeSoto.
Coaches Meredith Durastanti
and Nancy Bandy have an experi-


enced group coming back for the
2005 season and are looking for a
good season. Practices have gone.
well, said Durastanti as the girls
were busy playing against each.
other.
For Team 2, the mostly eighth
graders, returnees are Naomi
Alvarado, Hannah Marshall, Lucy
Ruiz, Amber Sasser, Mindy
Stevens, Candis Thomas, Kember
Townsend and Bailee Williams,.
with Kirsti Roehm and Emily
Baker joining them this year.
On the younger Team 1 are Laura
Calvillo, Christie Davis, Shelby:
Gonzales, Ariel, Hernandez, Nancy:
Ramirez, Marisa Shivers Dana
Shoffner, Jalyn Smith and Emily:
Williams.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT
ORDINANCE 2005-03
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held
and thereafter Ordinance number 2005-03 will be presented
to the City Commission for adoption upon the second and
final reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, on the 14th day of March, 2005, at 6:00 PM. A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2005-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, PROVIDING FOR THE VACATION AND CLOSING OF
PORTIONS, OF WALNUT AVENUE SOUTH OF
TOWNSEND STREET AND GOOLSBY STREET EAST OF
FOURTH AVENUE IN MEADOWBROOK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 2, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE RESERVA-
TION OF UTILITY EASEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amend-
ed, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interest-
ed 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 verba-
tim record of the proceedings 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 individual's dis-
ability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including one's
access to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City
Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/James A. Braddock
JAMES A. BRADDOCK, City Clerk
City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Ables & Ritenour, PA.
551 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870-3869
Attorney for City of Wauchula 3:3c


Cats Bow Out In Regionals


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E. HORNE AND
DIANNE K. HORNE IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E. HORNE, 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 description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:


YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998
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CERTIFICATE NO. 88
Description of Property:


Lots 9 and 10, Block 52 of Limestone,, Hardee County
Florida, in. NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 10,
Township 36 Sputh, Range 24 East.
Name in which assessed: JOE SKINNER AND IRIS SKINNER
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 courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 6th day of April; 2005, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 18th day of February, 2005.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
By: Jessica E. Lamb
Deputy Clerk

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March 3, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 7C


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Pioneer Creek RV
By Charlotte Daubert


SNews
Look On The Bright Side


BINGO
Beth Collins and Gene
Ramvacher split the paper special
Feb. 18. On Feb. 21, Pat Frick won
'the paper special and Nancy Culver
won one of the hot ball jackpots.
MICHIGAN DAY
Feb. .20 was Michigan Day.
Chairpersons were Alice and
George Hunt and co-chairpersons
were Ted and Lynne DeFouw.
Guests were Father Jack from St.
Michael's and Crystal Lake's Rev.
Winne. The CLV Band entertained
and door prizes were awarded. The
dinner was concluded with a
Euchre party with the top four win-
ners receiving prizes.
INDIANA DAY
S Indiana Day was held Feb. 18
with the Terhune and Kelly families
hosting the event. Keith Stephens
auctioned off chimes, jams, pies,
etc. donated by various people.
Residents who are interested in
having a fun auction for the whole
park next year, please notify
carolyn Gordon or your recreation
representative.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts Feb 23 were Bill and
Sharon Potter and Ellie and Larry
Schunck. The speakers were from
Peace River Electric and Ace
Hardware. The U.S. Pledge was led
by Bill Burget, the Canadian Pledge
by Sylvia Baker and the Prayer by
Lee Roy Behymer. The 50-50 win-
ners were Chris Arend's daughter,
Mr. Peterson, J. Brayton, Carl
Stromme and Lorel O'Banion.
COMING EVENTS
The golf banquet is March 10 and
the shuffleboard banquet is March
15. Orphan's Day is March 13. The
Peace River Electric Cooperative
Inc. picnic is March 19 and every-
one in the park is invited for a free
lunch. There will be a St. Patrick's
Street Dance on Mountain Laurel
March 17. Everyone is welcome
S SCORES
Shuffling Feb. 15 three-game
winners were Barb Newman, Pete
_Van Veen, Sharon Potter. Janet


February 14, 2005


Bailey, Al Murphy, Gary
Householder, Bob Jones and Dale
Baker.
Cribbage Feb. 16 high games -
Marilyn Martinez-708, Ted
DeFouw-704 and Lynne
DeFouw-698; Skunks Kay
Thomson and Esther Boddy.
Bowling Feb. 16 the Comets
won five points to remain in first
place. The Bee's are still in second
place, with a three-way tie for third
between Avis-We Try Harder,
Happy Fours and the Lacy Bones.
Bowlers with high games over
average were Buck Walters-173,
John Jackson-205 and Jerry
McBride-202.
Pinochle Feb. 17 high games -
Joe Bennitt-720, Vern Iceman-673
and George Straushbaugh-634,
Double pinochle Joe Bennitt.
Monday Mixed Golf Feb 21 -
first place team Aurele Dufour,
Dick Barker, Rose Beeve and
Ginny Flanigan. Second place team
- Ron Bamsey, Nancy Morrison,
Ward Wooley and Herb Wahl.
CHURCH
The Prelude for the church ser-
vice on Feb. 20 was by organist Jim
Bolhouse, and pianist Carol Jones.
All joined in singing "I'm So Glad
I'm Part of the Family of God" to
open the service. Special music was
a duet "Lonesome Valley": by Beth
Frisbee and Maxine Stromme,
accompanied by Carol Jones. Rev.
Lloyd Hall gave the Offertory
Prayer. Lowell Gordon and Al
Walker were ushers. The choir's
anthem was "Let Me Be Worthy,"
directed by Nancy Morrison. Rev.
Winne gave an inspiring message
titled "What's a Good Church".
The Sacrament of Holy
Communion was observed at the
close of the service. Communion
ushers were Bill took, Jerry
McBride, Gary Householder and
Pete Van Veen. Charlotte
Householder and Zane Heffner:
were communion stewards. One
hundred and fifty -three residents
anid visitors were in attendance.


SPioneer
Medical Center


Notice to patients of Dr. Donald B. Geldart
at Pioneer Medical Center:
Please be advised that Dr. Geldart will no longer see
patients at Pioneer Medical Center effective March, 1,
2005. Due to the rising cost of medical malpractice
insurance. Dr. Geldart will see patients at his Avon
Park office only. He will continue to admit patients
from Pioneer Medical Center to the hospital as neces-
sarn'.
This change will not otherwise affect patient care at
Pioneer Medical Center, and all other providers will
continue to see patients as usual.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact our office at 773-6606.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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NOTICE
REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION
All interested persons are hereby notified that Sami Food &
Beverage Inc is requesting an annexation of their property
into the City of Wauchula city limits with a Zoning
Classification of C-2 and a Future Land Use Map (FLUM) des-
ignation of Commercial. The property, located at 101 W
Carlton Street (see map), is legally described as:
.79 AC BEG AT NE COR NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 RUN N
89W 210 FT S 163.10 FT S 89E 83 FT S 00 DEG 12M
18S W 3 FT S 89 DEG 53M 40S E 77 FT N 00 DEG
12M 18S E 3 FT S 89 DEG E 50 FT N 164.10 FT TO
POB LESS RD R/W ON N & E SIDES & SUBJ TO A 15
FT EASEMENT W SIDE 09 34S 25E 575P261586P891'
634P1165P1168
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, March 21, 2005 at,
6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Meeting Chambers, 225 E
Main Street and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
April 11, 2005 at 6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Meeting
Chambers, 225 E Main Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any inter-
ested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of
Commission with respect to this request for which he will
need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to
ensure that such verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
ATTEST: s/David B. Royal
s/James Braddock Mayor, City Commission
City Clerk

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CHAPEL SERVICE & MORE
After Bernie Merema welcomed
all, Mickey White said the opening
prayer. Soloist, Joe Boyer, 'sang
"Love Is Why," followed by music
and testimonies by members of
"The Caring People Ministries."
Ray and Ruth Porter, and Larry and
Ruth Brown were ushers, and Bill
and Evelyn Bates hosted the fellow-
ship. Since Pastor Paul chose not to
be with us, 50, including the Choir
went to his church service in
Wahneta. The Choir sang "He
Touched Me, and I Know Who
Holds Tomorrow."
The following names are in need
of everyone's prayers. Doris May,
Ann Hunt, (friend of the Porters),
Dennis Cable's sister Gladys, Jack
Brewer, Sherie Carlton, Owen Hill,
Eleanor King, Bob Schafer, John
Peeples, (Carolyn Anderson's
brother); Orla and Annabelle
Smith's (daughter Rhonda, and
grandson David), Sara, (Jack and,
Charlotte Daubert's granddaugh-.
ter), Nelson Sweetheimer, Miles
Anderson, and his, nephew Harold
Peeples. .
COFFEE HOUR
Gerry Wilhelm, conducted the
meeting. Gerry, who is our associa-
tion secretary,. filled in smoothly
and nicely. Glen, from : Comfort
Cover Roofing, spoke to 170 about'
his company being the oldest in
Florida. which 'began in 1985.
There were announcements of com-
ing activities and snack bars. Bill
Bates, who has chaired.the Saturday
morning pancake breakfasts for a
long time, announced that hewould
like someone to take over.,He has
done a great job, always has a smile,
or a joke, and will be missed.
Bonnie Whitton sang a cute, unusu-.
al Happy Birthday song to Evelyn
Bates, whose Birthday is Feb. 24.
The raffle of hand crafted Dulcimer
by Grady Faulkner, was won by
Bob Bellis. Arlene Sebright won the
weekly 50/50. ,
SHUFFLEBOARD NEWS
Our team played at Floral Lakes

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on February 10 in the rain. During
the "-'entine Tourney of Feb. 14,
the winners were: Bob and Cheryl
Conkle first place and Nancy
Singleto:. -..: Dennis Cable, second
place. On February 17, we hosted
Avion Palms and WON-giving
them their first tourney loss this
year.
RED HAT PIZZA
Hats off (no pun intended) to
Evelyn Bates, who has outdone her-
self again, with the help of husband
Bill and Ardeth and Bobby Johns
for all 62 ladies. Aleta Boyer said
Grace, followed by readings by
Karen Byer, Aleta, and Norma
Houser. Charlotte from Winter
Haven had quite an array of jewel-
ry, clothing and accessories, all per-
taining to the "Red Hat", for us to
purchase. After enjoying various
kinds of Pizza, everyone walked on
stage modeling their own tfight-
wear, causing lots of laughter and
fun.
GAMES
SIX-HANDED EUCHRE was
enjoyed by 30 players on Feb. 17.
Jack Bremmer scored 159, Al Kill
149 and Noreen Diedenbach 148.
On Feb. 20, Anna Belle Smith
scored 192, Bob Walker 190 and
Pat Kinney 174.
.On February 23. 20 gathered for
a morning of bowling. Hazel
Roebuck had great scores, with 209
as high game and 484 for high
series. Dick Wilton also bowled
well with a high game of 205, and
high 'series of 527. Not to be out-
done, Dave Thompson had high
series of 507.
CRAFT FAIR AND
SNACK BARS
Our Craft Fair and snack bar on
Saturday, Feb. 19 was a huge suc-
cess. Theresa Wilhelm who headed
the fair had various tables set up
bearing hand crafted items made by
the. people here in the park.
Approximately 200 came to either
purchase or enjoy the delicious
food, or perhaps both.


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By David Kelly


Do not be afraid!
Sometimes I wonder why a non-Christian ever wants to come to
church. A church can be very intimidating. It's really kind of a scary place
for someone who has never been before.
Why would I want to go to a place where nobody knows my name?
Why would I want to go to a place where they talk about stuff I.don't under-
stand? Why would I want to go to a place where people look at me funny
because I don't dress, act, talk, think or smell the way they think I should?
We shouldn't be afraid of non-believers. No matter what size, shape or
color they may be. But many Christians are afraid of people who don't
know Christ. They are scared to socialize with somebody who doesn't think
like them, talk like them and walk like them.
Surely if we are looking at.Jesus Christ as an example, we will see we
are way off base if this is the case.
In Christ we shouldn't be afraid of anything. We especially shouldn't
be afraid of being an avenue by which the Holy Spirit might speak to some-
one's heart. And we shouldn't be afraid of non-believers when they visit our
church and start doubting what we believe or asking us tough questions
about our faith. We should welcome it as an opportunity for God to speak
through us.
Non-believers are needy. Just like we Christians were before Jesus
Christ began a relationship with fs. They are hungry for the Truth. They are
thirsty for His grace. They are searching for His eternal wisdom. Of course,
some non-believers will never become Christians, but some will. Will we
be able to judge? Absolutely not!
Our commandment is clear in Matthew 22:37-40, "Love the Lord your
God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This
is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your
neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two com-
mandments."
Don't be afraid! Start loving the Lord your God with all your heart and
with all your soul and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as your-
self.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, "Love is patient, love is kind, it does not
envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight
in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always
hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
It is only when we start loving others with an agape love that they will
see Jesus. How do you love others unconditionally? You carve out an hour
out of your busy day to help someone in need. That is love. You don't ask
or think about what will be done for you in return, you just do something
for someone because you love them.
Many parents have this type of love for their children. They invest
everything they have time, money, love, encouragement because they
genuinely love their children. Parents don't invest everything in their chil-
dren in hopes that one day they will be millionaires and repay every dime-
store toy or piece of bubble gum or soda that was ever given to them freely.
I feel that's one reason God says He is our Father. Because in an imper-
fect way we can see how much God loves us when we are parents who love
our children.
Loving others isn't easy though, especially since we are human. We
must rely on the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. We need to be open to
change our old ways of doing things and rearrange what we want to do so
we can love others better. We need to be willing to sacrifice our time,
money and energy with no expectancy of return on investment. For we
know in Christ there is always hope, always trust, always a will to perse-
vere, and we know that we will never fail when we love Him.
The next time you start feeling proud, stop. The next time you keep
remembering how someone did you wrong, forget. The next time you want
to make a comment about how someone looks or acts:or talks, don't.
Start being patient with others, trusting others, hoping for others (that
.Christ w\illsavee them'i. Always persevere. And remember, my Christian
friend. that is the type of love Christ had for each one of us .
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E HORNE AND
DIANNE. K HORNE IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E HORNE, 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 description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 807 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998
Description of Property:
Lot 71 of the Oaks of Hardee County, an unrecorded
subdivision in Hardee County, Florida, more particu-
larly described as: A boundary.survey of Lot 71 of
The Oaks, an unrecorded subdivision lying in
Sections 11, 14 and 15, Township 36 South, Range 25
East, Hardee County, Florida, described as follows:
Assuming the North line of said Section 15 to be a N
8949'21" W; thence commence at the Northwest
corner of said Section 14; thence S 58013'47" E,
'531.05'; thence, S 0026'19" W, 120.00' thence S
89o52'38" E, 3020.00'; thence N 0026'19" E, 733.00',
thence N 8952'38" W, 110.00'; thence N 0026'19" E,
822.00' to the P.O.B.; thence continue N 0026'19" E,
270.00'; thence N 89052'38" W, 810.00 thence S
0026'19" W, 270.00'; thence S 8952'38" E, 810.00
thence S 0026'19" W, 270.00'; to the P.O.B.; subject
to a road easement over the North 30.00' and over
the West 30.00' thereof.

Name in which assessed: William K Matetzschk and Margie
N Matetzschk
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 courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 6th day of April, 2005, at 11:00 a.m.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT
ORDINANCE 2005-02
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held
and thereafter Ordinance number 2005-02 will be presented
to the City Commission for adoption upon the second and
final reading at City Hall, 225 East Main St., Wauchula,
Florida 33873, on the 14th.day of March, 2005, at 6:00 PM..A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2005-02'
SAN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER
22 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR, CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.; ,, ,

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amend-
ed, the City Commission hereby advises that if any interest-
ed 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 verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal.
is to be based.
The City Commission rof the City of Wauchula, Florida,
does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's dis-
ability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including one's
access to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should Contact the City
Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/James A. Braddock
JAMES A. BRADDOCK, City Clerk
City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Ables & Ritenour, PA.
515 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for City of Wauchula 3:3c


Dated this 22nd day of February, 2005.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C Albritton
Deputy Clerk 3:3-24c


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By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
For three years I have been threatening
to take the girls on a trip down the Peace
River in a canoe.
Well, we finally did it.
Never mind the fact that I have never
been in a canoe in my life, much less in
charge of maneuvering one. Nor was I this
time; in charge, that is. Jenny took the front
and Jill took the back and they both refused
to budge they are much smarter than I
give them credit for forcing me to sit in
the middle with no responsibilities other
than to ride along like Cleopatra and whine
and complain and gasp in terror every time
someone moved two inches in either direc-
tion and rocked the boat.
The funny thing about a canoe is that it
seems to take quite a bit of effort to keep
one going in the right direction, especially
in a moderate to stiff current, but seems to
take very little effort to end up ensnared in
tree limbs or going backward and looking
at where you just came from instead of-
where you are going. I say it seems that
way because Jill was doing most of the
work and, based on how many times she
cracked me in the back of the head with the
paddle, she must have been really focused
on what she was doing. She even said so.
Thunk!
"Sorry, Mom! I was watching where
we're going."
She said this at least 12 or 13 times dur-
ing the course of the trip. When she wasn't
beating me to death with the paddle or try-
ing to drown me with "paddle splash," she
was scaring me to death by rocking the
boat.
No matter how many times I have been
reassured, I am scared down to my bones of
alligators. I don't see how anybody can be
so sure that a gator won't get you if you're
unfortunate enough to end up in the middle
of the river. I mean, you hear about people
getting eaten by them on occasion, so as far
as 'Fm concerned, any puddle of water in
Florida that is deeper than two feet is or
could be dangerous.
"I just want you girls to know," I said
before we even got going good. "that if we
dump this thing over, it's every woman for
herself. I don't even plan to get wet. If I
feel this canoe tipping, you're going to
wish you'd brought a camera, because
you're gonna see your mama walk on


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ER WILD
water."
"Mom, if it was that dangerous, they
wouldn't bring kids down here on field
trips. How do you think I learned to paddle
a canoe? Field trips," Jill said, and prompt-
ly whacked me in the back of the head
again.
"Sorry, Mom. I'm..."
"... watching where you're going. I
know."
Like idiots, we brought a backpack filled
with snacks and drinks, which sat in the
bottom of the boat untouched. We were
scared to try and move to get anything out
of it. In fact, my left calf went to itching
mere seconds after we pushed off, and it
continued to itch for the following two
hours. Every time I even thought about
reaching down to scratch it, I got whacked
with the paddle again.
Jenny sat frozen in the front end of the
canoe, and giggled. I'm sure the occasional,
thinking sound was the highlight of her
trip.
Just about the time I started to get com-
fortable with Jill's sailoring abilities, we
came around a bend and the sound of the
river became a roar. Well, it seemed like a
roar to me.
"Ohhh. nooooo!" I yelled, "White water!
Jenny, sit up and pay attention! You might
be the only thing standing between us and a
watery grave!"
"Mom. don't you have to have hills and
valleys and boulders and stuff to have white
water? It's not white water, it's more like
beige or eggshell or, you know, off-white
water," Jill corrected me.
"Whatever color it is, please just get us
through it."
She did. In fine style, too.
For the next mile or so, the current all
but disappeared. The only sounds were that
of the birds and squirrels, and the whisper
of the paddle in the water. It was so quiet,
in fact, that it got downright creepy and my
imagination started working on me.
Cypress trees and stumps lined the
river's edge and vines hung out over the
water. Half-submerged dead trees created a
winding path that really put Jill to the test. I
know this by the number of times I got
whacked. Water spiders danced alongside
the boat, ard there was a mysterious crack-
ling sound deep in the brush along the bank
that gave me the impression that we were
being stalked by something on land.


"Does anybody else hear banjo music?" I
asked abruptly.
"Whad'ya mean?" Jenny replied.
"Never mind. Just paddle. A little faster
if ya don't mind."
For the first time since we launched our
craft, we saw a human figure on the side of
the river several yards in front of us. It
appeared to be an unnaturally small person
sitting on the bank fishing.
"Hey! There's somebody up there!" I
whispered, and the banjo music in my head
got louder.
"I wonder who it is!" Jenny whispered
back. We were all clearly delighted at the
prospect of seeing another person enjoying
this secluded area of the river. We were
within 20 feet of the "person" when we
realized that it was one of those little boy
statues that had been cast in a fishing pose.
"That oughta be against the law," Jill
muttered. "That really freaks me out."
Less than 20 minutes later, we did see a
real person. Two, in fact. Sitting by the
river in la%\ n chairs at the former KOA
campground. We waved and grinned, and
they waved and grinned. We knew that we


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were within a half-hour of reaching our ren-
dezvous point with the lady who had rented
us our canoe.
We made it to the boat ramp and man-
aged to get out of the' canoe with none of us
any worse for the wear. Not only did we not
flip the boat, but we only had a few serious-
ly scary brushes with dead trees and other
obstacles, despite the fact that there was
one spot that had so much junk in the water
that we had a mere three feet or so to skin-
ny through. Naturally we didn't make it on
the first try, but I didn't have to walk on
water either, so it wasn't a half-bad event.
All things considered it was a pleasant,
albeit tense, experience, and I'm hoping
that next time we will be able to relax a bit
more and enjoy the scenery. We did see a
turtle, a branch shaped like a turtle and a
four-foot alligator that watched us slide past
with little more than casual interest.
Its mere presence, though, confirmed
what I suspected all along. They're there,
and they know when we're there. Mmm-
hmm.
Contact writer C.J. Mouser by e-mail at cjmouserin-
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