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A Special Gift

For Father's Day

...Story 3C


First Fitness Trail

Opens On June 16

...Story 2A


$7.9 Million More

For Housing Rehab

...Story 6A


The


105th Year, No, 26
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, June 9, 2005


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's. Hometown Coverage


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Insurance Agent Gets 10 Years In Premium Thefts


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
:Calling his lack of remorse
"appalling," a judge has sentenced'
an insurance agent to 10 years in
state prison for taking premium
money from homeowners but never
purchasing their policies.


"I cannot believe you could stand
before this court and show no
remorse," Circuit Judge Wm.
Bruce Smith told Jason Matthew
Ford, 34, the former franchise
owner of Great Florida Insurance in
Wauchula, at'his sentencing hear-
ing in Hardee Circuit Court on


Friday.
Ford was arrested Nov. 4 on
charges of grand theft, scheming to
defraud, uttering a forgery and mis-
appropriation of premiums. He
was jailed in Indiana, where he had
gone after leaving Wauchula when
his criminal activities were discov-


BEST EFFORT


ered and his business operations
collapsed. He was returned to
Hardee County on Nov. 24.
He posted a $50,000 surety bond
that day to gain his release from jail
while awaiting trial, but entered
into a plea agreement with the pros-
ecution on April 19. The agree-
ment did not specify a recommend-
ed sentence, leaving that decision
entirely up to the court.
And after more than two hours of
testimony Friday, with supporters
\ ho spoke outnumbering victims.
two-to-one, Smith motioned to the


rows of Ford's family members and
friends and said, "There are people
who love you, forgive you. My
take on it is you've blown smoke at
them and you continue to blow
smoke at me.
"You had felonious intent," the
judge continued, "and that's a nice
way of putting it."
Speaking to the half-full court-
room, Smith said, "Aug. 13, 2004,
is a date that will be remembered
by the people of Hardee County. I
believe Mr. Ford will also remem-
See INSURANCE 2A


Rains Saturate


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two roads are closed and a cou-
ple more barely passable.
A. week of thunderstorms has
brought more than 10 inches of rain
in parts of Hardee County. Swollen
rivers upstream ,have added to
flooding here.
''It's getting critical, especially as
rain north of us flows down," said
Hardee Public Works Director J. R.
Prestridge, who reported the west
leg of Sasser Road and George
Marsh road between Crewsville
and Sweetwater \%ere both closed
"A lot of others are impaired.
Scarborough.Gr.ade has :i,,me deep
ruts from trucks going in and iout


but is passable at this time. Ten
SMile 'Grade has water over the
East-West portion.
"It's getting worse as the rain
continues. Drivers should watch for
barricades and 'road under water'
signs. The road may be'passable,
but-be cautious. You don't know
how deep it is. Things change as
the .water rises," cautioned'
Prestridge.
By ,Tuesday afternoon, only
Charlie Creek was officially over
the flood stage, said Amy
Dubberly, emergency management
assistant. The creek had spread a
wide path on both sides of SR 66 as
it crested at 14 91 feet, well over
the l'3-foot flood stage.


County
Peace River was nearing its flood
stage of 16-feet when it reached
14.97, Payne Creek was at 11.98
and Horse Creek at 13.68 Tuesday
afternoon. Flood stages have not
been set for the last two.
Although the official University
of Florida gauge at the Range
Cattle Station south of Ona listed a,
total of only 6.05 inches of rain
since June 1, other reports around
the county are much higher, espe-
cially in the eastern sector. There.
was 10 inches at the county landfill
and eight-to-10 elsewhere, said
Prestridge.
There's good news and bad news
on the weather front. Daniel Noah,
See RAIN 2A


County, Cities Get $9 Million


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
If desire and determination can make a hit, this youngster from Bowling Green Tee-Ball would
have scored a home run. The Raptors won the Tee-Ball division and the Tatis Cardinals reign as
baseball division champs. The end-of-the-season banquet is today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at Pyatt
Park for the Bowling Green league For that story, and for pictures from the Hardee County Little
League season, see inside.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocale
Local officials didn't seem to
mind going to Arcadia to bring
back 59 million.
A huge poster board check made
out to Hardee Count\ '\ as present-
ed during Monday afternoon: cere-
monies during whichh DeSoto.
Hardee and Charlotte counties
received the special Community
Development Block Grant checks
signed by Gov. Jeb Bush.
Lt. Gov Toni Jennings and
Department of Communi't Affairs
Secretary Thaddeus Cohen brought
the symbolic checks to Arcadia.
The $9 million is to be divided
equally between the county and
three communities, each of which'


had to complete a project narrative
saying how its money would be
spent.
The county will use its $2.25
million share on long-term recov-
ery designed to improve conditions
for county residents. It will use
$1.8 million to extend wastewater
lines to the first group of Wauchula
Hills residents. This first phase will
include 4,700 feet of force main
.and 29,000 feet' of gravity .flow'
lines to serve at least 25 homes
between Petteway and Yetter roads.
Another $256,500 will upgrade
water and wastewater lines north
through the unincorporated areas of
the county to the south side of
Bowling Green. The 'balance of the
monies will go for engineering and


other associated costs.
The three cities also decided that
wastewater and water projects were
important to their communities.
In Wauchula, the $2.25 million is
earmarked for wastewater treat-
ment plant expansion, said City
Manager Rick Giroux; Currently
the treatment plant is at 92 percent
capacity and design, consultants
were already in the process of plan-
ning expansion to increase capacity
from 1 million gallons a day to 2
million per day.
Recent discussions indicated that
2 million would be used by the time
the expansion ,was completed.
Plans now are to use the $2.25 mil-
lion to increase capacity to 3 mil-
See $9 MILLION 7A


Meyer WinsZS

By KIMBERLY PATARINI Meyer took 30 of the votes, and
For The Herald-Advocate Mary Jane DeLeon Cimmino took
Roberta Mever will now be tak- 24, reported Town Clerk Jack
ing a seat at the Zolfo Springs Logan.
Town Council table. Meyer and Cimmino found them-
Meyer. who has lived in Zolfo selves in this runoff because none
Springs for 16 years. won of the candidates tallied the
Monday's runoff election. This is required 50 percent plus one of the
her first foray into town politics. votes in the May 16 special elec-
There were only 54 voters who tion. At that time, there were 61
turned up to cast their ballots. voters. Cimmino had 22 votes,
Meyer 20, and Rhonda Caswell, 19.
Even fewer turned out for


Runoff
Monday's election. There was only
an eight percent 'voter turnout.
Meyer has already been sworn in.
Meyer says she would like to
contribute as much as she possibly
can. She would like for more peo-
pie tq voice their opinions, and
would like to start a Neighborhood
Watch program.
This is the second time Cimmino'
has lost in a runoff. She lost to
Roger Green in December 2004
special election.


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INDEX
1 Community Calendar.....2A
Classifieds '6B
Courthouse Report.......7C
Crime Blotter.............1 OB
Hardee Lving................ 2B
; Information Roundup.....3A
Obits 4,7A
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Public Hearing Tonight

On A 5-Cent Gas Tax


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A public hearing this evening
(Thursday) may set the future of
proposed gas taxes for the county.
The up-to-five-cent tax on every
gallon of gas sold in the county will
be considered during a 6 p.m. open
meeting in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers. Room- 101,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula.
The proposed tax would bring in
an estimated $120.000 per penny,
nearly $600,000 each year for 10


years, starting Jan. 1,.2006. :
The money raised would be
divided, with the county receiving
the lion's share of 87.81 percent,
according to a state formula which
would give 8.45 percent to
Wauchula, 2.54 percent to. Zolfo
Springs and 1.2 percent to Bowling
Green.
The money must be used for
transportation costs. The county
proposes to use its money for road
resurfacing, repair and possibly
replacing a dirt road with a new
paved one.


COURTESY PHOTO
Badly damaged buildings continue to come tumbling down in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley.
This one is at the Education Center on U.S. 17 North in Wauchula, and once held the School
Board's meeting room and offices for the department of exceptional student education. It was
torn down unceremoniously last Thursday. The School Board met in various locations following
the hurricane, once even in a tent in the parking lot. The board has since settled into the media
center at Hardee Junior High School, where the evening meetings are held the second and fourth
Thursday of each month. The board will continue meeting there until a new board room can be
prepared.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 9, 2005


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Coun'ty' Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHLA M. KRAHLL
Managing Editor


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor

BESS A. STALLINGS
Hardee Living Editor

115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


q'.ORln.,


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Kelly's Column
By Jim



.On MaN 9, 21 men graduated at the Ao:n Park Correctional Institution
from a Marriage, Family and Parenting class taught by L'ittle Lambs Inc., a
John and Eileen Sala prison and teaching ministry. There were 16 90-
minute sessions that taught inmates about God, themselves, relationships
with people, and how to- manage their lives in a healthy way.
One inmate named Lonnie wrote, "Everything that has been taught in
class pertains to me. From addiction to co-dependency. Not only for myself
but for my entire family. It's been difficult to sit through some of this
because it's required me to examine certain areas in myself that I was not
willing to look at in'times past. But again \ ith God's love and patience and
your teachings I have began to confront some of the demons that have for
so long plagued me.
"The class has been an encouragement and has provided me the neces-
sary tools to not only keep on the same path and direction for Christ while
in prison but %\ in back the trust and relationship, of the most important peo-
ple in my life. For this I just want to thank you! May God bless you all for
Small of your hard work."
Little Lambs Inc. is a non-profit, donoi-supported ministry located at
710 S. Eucalyptus St. in Sebring.

Dr. Bruce Narramore of Narramore Christian Foundaiiorn in Arcadia
'Calif., recently, wrote an article entitled "When Helping Flurts' in its
Psychology For Living publication.
This does not refer to helping someone who has encountered a serious
life problem such as di\ force, accident. illness or sudden job la. off. It refers
to helping people who are irresponsible with "his or her finances, or refus-
ing to mature and take charge of his life and is looking for.sonmeone to bail
'him out or keep taking care of him as his parents did when he was a child."
Why do caring people become victims of these irresponsible people
'and what can be done to- et out of the situation? Narramote writes ...
"First. wAe get entangled in these situations because we genuinely care
and wantto help. We have no intent to reward their irresponCibilit. We just
want to help
"Second. \we get caught up in this c cle because the people are obl -'
ousl. needy and often .eemn er) nice (and e\ en %\ insomel ior almost pathet-
ic Coupled \ ith this, they tend to be good at con\ ncing others that they
only.need help 'just this once.' They convince us they, will soon get a good
job, stop gambling or spending irresponsihl,. or in some \ .a turn their life
around.: -
"Third, once we have already helped and they come to us again, we
,may continue helping out of guilt.
"Fourth;, as to \\hat e can doi perhaps the most important step \e can
take to stop contributing to the problem is to become crystal clearing our on
mind that if \\e feel guilty for anything, it should be for doing things that
help keep the other person irresponsible. It ma\ be painful to see someone
declare bankruptcy. spend some time in a homeless shelter or experience
S some other dire consequence of their actions. But that ma hbe the only thing
that w~ill cause them to realize that the\ themselves must do something to
make their lives different The best way to truly help this tpe of person is
to stop 'helping.'
"Finally, we'should tell the person in a clear but caring way that we are
no longer going to give him wlh.it lie wants because \what he wants us todo
is ultimately destroy) ing his life. Instead, we will do what he needs allow
himn'to take responsibility for his own life."
SA few common reasons people become irresponsible are children %%ho
are physically ill or handicapped in some \%aN ha'e come to expect others
to take care of them, some are overprotected and never had to leam respon-
sibility. some hate been given too much or were not expected to %work for
money always expecting Mlom or Dad to bail them out. Some think the\
deserve to have others take care of them Some hahe a fantasy of 'hitting
the jackpot.' They are sure that sometime 'their ship will come in.'
"The\ tr\ oneischeme after another to get rich quick rather than facing
the fact that the vwa\ to make money is to go to %kork. start at the bottom,
and \work their way up." Some people see themselves as beyond menial
jobs.
"Some people were actually deprived as children and belle.e society
or someone no\w o\wes it to them to make up for the past lacks. Some are
addictive personalities. TheN gamble or use drugs or alcohol to cope with
.their personal unhappiness When the> feel depressed, or e\tremelv an\-
ious. their emotional pain wipes out their rational thinking and the\ lose
their long-term perspective for relief of the moment.'
"Irresponsible people need help but that help should probably be ps.-
chotherapy and a good dose of reality, not money or housing or exceptions
to rules that only make the problem worse." '
Dr. Narramore said exceptions are people who are mentally or physi-
cally ill and must be hospitalized or have long-term care. "Anyone who can
have his own bank account and credit card should be held responsible. If he
is not. he alone should bear the results of his irresponsibility."
The article quotes I Corinthians 13:11 "When I was a child, I used
to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; k hen I became a man,
I did aw\ay with childish things."

S Marti Becker of Bowling Green recently brought in this. 1917 post
card (one cent postage) from her sister's belongings. :
The World War I "Mother's Soldier's prayer" read as follows:
"O, Jesus of Nazareth. king of the jews. yea a king oier the whole
world, protect me during this day and night, Lord, I may not be captured or
bound. I commend myself behind the Christ's holy body. I commend
myself behind the holy altar of the Christian church. I commend myself to'
the five holy wounds of Jesus Christ, that I may not be captured or bound,
tlat I may not be shot, not stabbed, not ill-treated or \wounded, that no lead
may touch my body; shall be as mild as was the wasting and the blood-
s\ieat of Jesus Christ: in the name of the. Father, the'Son, and the Holy'' '
Ghost. This helps me. Amen."


New Fitness Trail Opens June 16


By KIMBERLY PATARINI
For The Herald-Advocate
A fitness trail will be opening
June 16 at 11 a.m. at the Hardee
County Health Department, 115
K.D. Revell Road, Wauchula.
The opening will coincide with
National Trails Day, which is spon-
sored by the American Hiking
Society, which works to give peo-
ple information on the benefits of
trails and how they impact the qual-
ity of their lives.
The trail begins and ends at the
front entrance of the Hardee
County Health Department. It is a
paved half-mile loop that has 10
VitaCourse 2000 fitness stations.
At the fitness stations, there are
multiple types of equipment. Each
of the stations help focus on some-
thing different. Some focus on
upper body strength and others on
cardiovascular activity.
These stations will help increase
muscle tone, flexibility, balance,
and stamina.


At the trail, you can walk, jog,
stroller walk or us any other form
of foot transportation. Motorized
vehicles are not allowed. All dogs
must be kept on a leash at'all times.
It also asks people to be considerate
and pick up after their pets.
There are no restrooms available,
and there are no lights or' benches.
However, the Health Department
hopes to install a counter and other
various things to improve the trail
within the next year..
There will also be a walking club
that meets every second' Tuesday
from 6 to 7 p.m., beginning July 12.
At each session, the workout will
consist of a 40-minute walk, five-
minute warm-up, 30-minute walk,
and five-minute cool down. There
may even be occasions when a
guest speaker will be invited to
,speak to the club.
Membership in the walking club
is free and open to, the public, as
well as the trail. The club is basi-
cally a place to get encouragement


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The VitaCourse 2000 fitness stations include signs with illus-
trations and written instructions for each exercise, including
assigning a number of repititions.




ZS Set To Approve


'Dangerous Dog' Law


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Dangerous dogs are in the d;'-,g
House in Zolfo Spring
'Literally.
The To%\n Council has already
gien tentative appro',Il to aiA'ordi-
nance establishing the classifica-
tion of "dangerous dog," and is set
to give its final approval to the new
law'bn Mionda\ night
S.Oice adog is declared a danger.
it must be kept in a si\x-.ided closed
pen including a bottom and top '
so that the animal cannot work.its
way free. Further, the dog must be
registered each }ear
"There's just no place for them in
Zolfo Springs," Town Clerk Jack
Logan said as the provisions "of the
resolution were explained to coun-
cil members. "There are danger-
ous,,dogs in town that continue to








THURSDAY, JUNE 9
/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Hardee
Junior High School media cen-
ter, 200 S, Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY. JUNE 10
/Dependent District Board
(severance tax board), meeting,
Room 102, CourthouseAnnex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
8:45 a.m.

TUESDAY. JUNE 14
'l/Hardee County Readiness
Coalition, monthly meeting,
South Florida Community
College, Hardee Campus, 2968
U.S. 17 N:;;Bowling Green, 1:30,
p.m.


get loose and bite people. The
owners have been-'cited, the dogs
have been taken," but the problem
persists, he added.
Marty Taylor, who had come to
the council meeting s.'ith jtr suLch a
complaint, agreed. "NM) n,.tlher's
neighbor has three pit'*bulls who
bite and are going to'kill her some
day." Taylor said her mother,
'Dorothy Carlton, 84, lives on
Suwannee Street and has been ter-
Ito ized by the vicious dogs.
SLogan confirmed the problem.
He said one of the dogs bit a 75-
year-old man on March 18. The
.man;, ho was riding his bicycle,
was bitten on the leg. "He had
'four puncture wounds;" Logan
said.
The dog was quarantined, but,
then returned to its owner.
The dogs Taylor has a bone to
pick with are actually of the kobe
breed, andbelong to the grandson
of the homeowner next to her elder-
ly mother.
j. 'But the resolution is expected to
put a stop to such'nuisances and
dangers.
If an animal control officer has
"sufficient cause" to classify a dog
Sas dangerous, the owner will, be
sent a''"nlirce of preliminary classi-
fication."
That notice will be either sent by
registered mail or delivered by
hand.
The owner will then have seven
days to request a hearing on the
matter before the Town Council.
If he fails to do so, or if the council
:does rule the dog a danger, then a
"notice of classification of danger-
ous ddg" will be sent.
This time the owner has 10 days
to request a hearing in County
, Court. Barring that, the' dog will
permanently be deemed a danger.
Then, restrictions as outlined in
Florida Statutes will kick in,
including the .fully enclosed pen
and annual registration.


and support to keep people moti-
vated to pursue their fitness goals.
Nutritionists, the YMCA, Curves
and the Cancer Society are all com-
munity partners that will possibly
be guest speaking at the meetings.
SThe trail has been in the works
for about two years. It was funded
by the Gulfstream Environmental
and Recreational Trust (GERT)
program as well as the state of
Florida Health Department of
Chronic Disease Health Promotion.
The trail was created because of
the increasing trend of obesity in
America, as well as the lack of
recreational activities in Hardee
County.
The benefits of physical activity
can help to control weight and high
blood pressure, as well as prevent


osteoporosis and falls. It can also
help reduce Type Two diabetes,
heart attacks, colon cancer, symp-
toms of depression and anxiety,
arthritis pain and disability.
The county commissioners,
GERT, community partners and
local as well as other departments
of health have been invited, and
will be attending the grand open-
ing.
There will be light refreshments,
such as water to keep the public
hydrated. They will be giving away
things such as pedometers, sample
sizes of After Bite and bug repel-
lent, "Go Red For Women" pins,
grocery-shopping lists, and green
"Step Up, Florida!" bracelets tp
anyone who attends the event.


The new walking trail winds around the Health Department,
making a half-mile loop.


RAIN
Continued From 1A
f..i-.ic'tr at the U. S. .W .,iel, Bu0 -.- .-e going into the summer-
Service station in Ruskin, said time-pattern of afternoon pockets of
Tuesday that the past week's heavy isolated rain. There won't be the
rains were caused by an upper level widespread rain of last week. This
tropical trough 'which siphoned time of.year, it's a 50-50 where
water from the Caribbean. daily showers will be," said Noah.
"That's not going to continue.




INSURANCE
Continued From 1A


ber this date, because his whole
world tumbled down and he knew
what he would be facing. If not for
Hurricane Charley, he would still
be operating his business the
same."
He went on to explain, "He was
an insurance agent. He broke his
fiduciary trust, and that's why the
state made it a first-degree felony
punishable by 30 years. There are
mitigating factors. He has no
criminal record, he has been no
physical threat to anyone.
I "Bed space," the judge contin-
ued, "is reserved for those people.
However, I feel bed space should
also be'for those people who vio-
late the fiduciary trust. I believe
his sentence should send a message
to those with a fiduciary responsi-
bility."
Following that, Smith sentenced
Ford to 10 years in state prison fol-
lowed-by 20 years of probation.
He may not hold a position of fidu-
ciary responsibility again, and may
not handle any accounts, the judge
added. Further, restitution to his
victims, which has not yet been
determined; must be paid monthly.
Assistant State Attorney David
Haas, of the economic and environ-
mental crimes unit of the State
Attorney's Office in Bartow, said
determining the amount of restitu-
tion has been "mind-boggling," and
said it has reached $600,000 so far.
The 10-year prison term was
exactly what the state had asked the
judge to impose. The.defense, pre-
sented by lawyer S. Matthew
Whyte of Bradenton, wanted house
arrest or probation, or a mixture of
both. He wanted Smith to with-
hold any adjudication of guilt.
Further, Whyte asked the judge to
transfer Ford's supervision to
Indiana, where he had a job as a
pastor waiting for him, including
housing and a $1,000 'a month
salary.
The judge ordered Ford immedi-
ately taken into custody, for trans-
fer'to a state prison here. As Ford
was fingerprinted, family members
and supporters slowly filtered out
of the courtroom, at least one buck-
ling at the knees and sinking to the
floor as others rushed to catch her.


Many cried openly.
Meanwhile, Haas explained the
judge's sentence to his victims,
who were waiting for his family to
leave before exiting the courtroom
themselves. Haas told them the
10-year term meant Ford, even with
what is called "gain time," would
have to serve'at least 8-1/2 years
behind bars.'
"I feel it's bad, but he deserves
it," victim Lesa Grimsley said of
the sentence. "He needs to pay for
what he's done. He deserves what
he got. We trusted him, and' he
took advantage of us."
Victim Susan Cartwright agreed,
"I'm extremely happy. We're
extremely satisfied. We knew we
would never get a drop of money
(back) from him, so we wanted jus-
tice.
"When those doors slam on
him," she added, "we have justice!"
Mike Manley, too,' felt justice
was served. "It was fair," he said.
"His family will suffer, and his vic-
tims will continue to suffer. I thiik
the judge called it fair. I don't
think he needed to spend the rest of
his life in jail."
James Morrow, who when testi-
fying before the judge asked for 1.5
years for Ford, said, "I know I said
15 but, you know, when you'ie
hurt, when you've lost everything
you had, well, 10 years is good.
"Sure, they all spoke about his
character," Morrow said of the sup-
porters who talked about Ford's
pastorship of a Pentecostal church
in Zolfo Springs, his aid to family
and friends and his wife and four.
young children, "but he did wrong
by taking our money. We'll never
get a dime of it back. All we get'is
a piece of paper saying we have'a
judgment against him. His wife
can't pay. His family can't pay.
And he can't pay.
"Ten years is a good sentence,"
Morrow concluded. "The judge
hit on it pretty close."
Whyte, Ford's attorney, dis,
agreed. "While we appreciate the
difficult decision facing the judge;
we are disappointed with the length
of the sentence imposed today," he
said after leaving the courtroom
and visiting with his client in a
courthouse holding cell.


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months- -16; 1 r 2A; 2)rs 54
Florida
6 months S20: 1 yr. i37:2 yrs $72
Out of State
6 months S24: 1 yr $44. 2 yrs. $86






June 9, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Report Cards
S Ready At HHS
All Hardee Senior High
School students may now pick
up their final report cards at the
main office, 830 Altman Road,
Wauchula.
Students can pick them up
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.

I.D.E.A. Planning
Meeting Tuesday
There will be a planning meet-
ing Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the
Exceptional. Student Education
Department at Hardee Junior
'High, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula. It will discuss appli-
cations for the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act.
Included are preschool chil-
dren with disabilities and discre-
tionary supplemental projects
for fiscal year 2005-06. All inter-
ested agencies and parents are
; welcome.

FCAT Retakes
Coming UP
All juniors and seniors from
'the 2004-05 year will be able to
S take.the Florida Comprehensive
:Assessment Test again.
S Retakes will be on June 20
:.and 21 at 8 a.m. at Hardee High
:School.

Lend A Hand To
S The Class Of '95
: Information is needed for the
Upcoming Class of '95 reunion.
This help is needed in order to
:locate and contact classmates.
SIf you have any addresses,
:phone numbers or e-mail
addresses for these students,
'::all Latisha at (813) 610-5573 or
SJessica at (813) 601-9472. You
can also' e-mail them at
Classof95HSH@aol.com.

Free Native
: Plant Workshop
SThere will be a free native
plant workshop on Wednesday,
:June 15, to learn how to plant a
storm-resistant native habitat.
It will be held at the Hardee
County Extension Service, 507
Civic Center Dr., Wauchula,
from 7 to 9 p.m. It is sponsored
by WGCU public television and
the 'Charlotte Harbor National
Estuary Program.

SB Tourney To
Help Complex
.A day-long softball tourna-
ment will help. make needed
improvements at the Recreation
Complex west of Wauchula.
The tourney will be June 25,
beginning at 8 a.m.
Cost is $175 per team. Each
team must bring its own soft-
balls and are allowed legal bats:
i -only. For more information, con-
tact Wally Helms at 781-0222 or
: Carl Coleman at 832-0078.

Learning Groups
Meet June 16
The Early Learning coalitions
of Hardee, DeSoto, Charlotte
and Highlands counties willwel-
-come new board members next
.Thursday, June 16, from 9 a.m.
.,until noon at the South Florida
,Community. College ,DeSoto
.Campus, 2251 NE Turner Ave.
Arcadia.
.Merger details Will be the
main topic of the meeting. For
more information, call
Shujwana Lariy at 863-773-
4226.

School Readiness
Wants Volunteers
The Hardee County School
Readiness Coalition needs
more volunteers for its local
advisory board. Volunteers
Assist the coalition in making its
decisions on voluntary pre-:
kindergarten and children infant
;to 12 years who receive finan-
c"ial: assistance for child care.
"Participation is encouraged
and needed to make these pro-
-grams successful. For more
'information, call Shujwana
SLamy at 773-4226.


He who loves the world as his
'bodymaybe entrusted with the
empire.

'We have to fight them daily,
,4ike fleas, those many small
-worries about the morrow, for
they sap our energies.
-Etty Hillesum

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Don't Krow Where
STo Turn.For Help?
CALL THE CRISIS LINE
1 (800) 500-1119


PRECo Hosts Annual


Political Barbecue


Over 100 people attended the
recent A.C.R.E. barbecue at Peace
River Electric Cooperative's head-'
quarters in Wauchula.
Attending the eighth annual
Action Committee for Rural
Electrification event on May 19
were state legislative representa-
tives and PRECo directors and
employees.
PRECo is part of A.C.R.E.,
which is. the grassroots political


action committee of the National
Rural Electric 'Cooperative
Association. A.C.R.E. represents
the interests of the nation's nearly
1,000 not-for-profit electric cooper-
ative systems and their 36 million
member/consumers in rural, subur-
ban and urban areas of the country.
The purpose of PRECo's annual
A.C.R.E. luncheon is to provide an
informal setting where the legisla-
tors, PRECo Board of Directors


and employees can interact and
share their views and opinions
about political issues.
This year, state Rep. Denise
Grimsley of District 77, represent-
ing Glades, Hendry, Highlands and
parts of Collier counties, along with
her legislative aide, Marty Mielke,
was a guest speaker. Also speak-
ing was Rep. Baxter Troutman, of
District 66 representing Hardee,
Polk and parts of Highlands coun-


ties. They spoke about current
state issues and the legislation that
was passed during the 2005 legisla-
tive session in Tallahassee.
Also joining PRECo for the
event was William "Bill"
Willingham, executive director for
the Florida Electric Cooperative
Association in Tallahassee, who
gave a report of the current state
and federal legislation pertaining to
the electric cooperative industry,
detailing the impact for electric
cooperatives.


William T. Mulcay Jr., the coop-
erative's general manager com-
mented, "I believe this event was
very successful and is a positive
step in informing our employees
and our Board of Directors that our
legislators are interested in issues
surrounding electric cooperatives
and the electric utility industry.
We appreciate our elected officials,
both at the state and national level
who support the electric coopera-
tive philosophy' and who continue
to look out for the interest of elec-
tric cooperative members."


For the week ended June 1, 2005:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 4,888 (two mar-
kets closed for the Memorial Day holiday) compared to last week 8,499
and 7,168 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock
Market News Service: slaughter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers
and heifers unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Peace River Electric Cooperative's annual legislative picnic was attended by over 100, including
(from left) board members Harold Schatschneider and 'Byron Newberry, Florida Electric
Cooperative's Bill Willingham, general manager Bill Mulcay, state representatives Baxter
Troutman and Denise Grimsley and board members Maurice Henderson, Glen Douglas and
Leonard Crawley.a


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 165.00-225.00;
300-400 Ibs., 134.00-175.00; and
400-500 lbs., 117.00-143.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 145.00-200.00;
300-400 lbs., 122.00-154.00; and
400-500 lbs., 109.00-134.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs; 85-90 percent, 49.00-55.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs; 64.00-73.00.
Bayonets are believed to have been invented by Basque soldiers in
the 17th century, who stuck their knives at the ends of their muskets
after running out of gunpowder on the Bayonette Ridge.

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i Hardee County Famril YMCA 0

610 W. Orange St., Wauchula 773-6445



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(^@ ) Children's Ballet Jazz Class

,-" Starts:June 25 ( ii
-. Ends.: July 30 (Parent show in Heritage Park)

Ages: 4- 0 yrs Od d

Members: $35.00 '
Non-Members: $65.00 '(
Shirt Included'





.. NUTRITION

We are Pleased to announce the addition of Lydia West, RD, LDN, our on-
Sl site Registered Dietician. Lydia has a BA Degree in Human Sciences with an
emphasis in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Mississippi State University.
Her background includes: out-Patient counseling, gestational diabetes coun-
seling, wellness, sPort nutrition, food service. Lydia also holds a Certificate
of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.

Upcoming Dates
Sign-Up N w!! Tuesday, June 28th, 9 am -11 am

Time: 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30th, 6 pm- 8 pm
Ti-me 8 a 1

Ages: 5 12 years old During those times, she will take appointments for One-on-One Nutrition
Counseling Sessions, which may include a personalized nutrition assessment,
(K 6th grade) food intake analysis, answers to questions regarding nutrition.and disease,
Registration Fee: $60 suggestions for weight loss or weight gain, and the establishment of goals.
egPLEASE schedule an appointment.
(includes uniforms)


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED S-.

FOR'
FOR1 FREE one time 15-minute Nutritional Counseling Session for members: a
SCOACHES, 30-minute follow-up session is $20, and a one hour counseling session is
PAR NTS $30. Non-member fees: one hour Nutritional Counseling Session is $40; 30-,
S TEAM A-T I minute session $30, and a 15-minute follow-up is $20.

& REFEREES Please help us in welcoming Lydia West to our branch!







4A The Herald-Advocate, June 9, 2005


Obiti


THOMAS A. WARD
,.: Thomas A. Ward, 73, of Tacoma,
*' Wash., died Friday, June 3, 2005, at
; his residence in Tacoma.
Born Nov. 5, 1931, in Brantley,
'' Ala., he had been a resident of
Tacoma for 29 years. He retired as
Sa master staff sergeant from the
SU.S. Air Force after 26 years of ser-
:i'- vice.
,- He was preceded in death by one
'son, Thomas D. Ward, and one sis-
.; ter, Imogene Butler.
Survivors are his wife, Anna L.
Ward; one son,'Keith M. Ward; one
daughter, Valerie G. Schmidt; one
; brother, James W. Ward; three
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday,
June 10, at 11 a.m. at Brant Funeral
Chapel with burial 'and military
Honors at Paynes Creek Cemetery.
:- Visitation will be today (Thursday,
i7 June 9), 6-8 p.m., at Brant Funeral
*Chapel.
Brant Funeral Chapel
'', #Wauchula

ERICA SALGADO
Erica Salgado, four months, of
0:Wauchula, died Tuesday,Ma y 31,
'*:.2005, at home.
She was a church member of the
; Fuente de Vida Iglesia.'
2' Survivors are her parents,
Mardonio and Maria Salgado of
:e.Wauchula; grandparents, Eduardo
S,,and Alicia-Alvarez of Wauchula
:and Pablo:and Maria DeJesus
S,,algado of Mexico; great-grand-
Sparents, Porfiria and, Enrique,
-. Valente afid.. Maria DeJesus,
E'Esteban Salgado and' Francisco
SSalgado and Eimila, all of Mexico;
great-great-grandparents, Natalia
:and Tomas Velazquez of Mexico;
"'and two brothers, Raul and Ricardo
.:Salgado of Wauchula.
SServices will be held at 2 p.m.
.Friday, June 3 at Iglesia Fuente de
'Vida, 311 Gooblsby St., Wauchula,
with visitation one hour prior to the
',services at the church. Burial will
be in Wauchula Cemetery.
SRobarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula








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SRD.
ALBRMITON
R.D. Albrittoi, 76, of Bowlin hg
SGreen. died Monday, June 6,.
.2005, in Sebring. ..
Born Sept. 24. 1928, in Hardee
County, he had lived here-all of
his life where he was a member
Sof Fort Green Baptist Church
and was the owner of Albritton
SBarber Shop. He was a veteran
of the Korean Conflict, serving
': in the U.S. Army. Memberships
include the Bowling Green VFW
Post and life member of the,
Wauchula VFW Post, where he
had served as chaplain and com-
mander; Wauchula Masonic
Lodge and Order of Eastern Star;
member of: 17th' Infantry
SAssociation;, and Sons of the
Confederate Veterans.
Survivors include Helen
:. Albritron, his losing wife ofo\er
: 51 years; three sons, Rufus
Dause "Trooper" Albritton III of
i' Bowling Green, Sam Albrittori
and \ ife Karen of Wauchula and
Michael Shawn Albritton of
Bowling Green; two brothers,
Jesse Albrnton and wife Edna of
Bowling Green and George
Albrilon of Miami; two sisters,
Edith Williams and Ella Mae
Williams and husband Charles,
all of Bowling Green; and four
*, grandchildren, Ashley, Kaleb,
Sierra and Shayla Albritton."
1 Services w ill be held at 10'
a.m. Friday. June 10 at Fort
:< Green Baptist Church with the
Rev. Brian Laker officiating.
Burial with Masonic services


' and military honors will follow
at Paynes Creek Cemetery,.
'isitation is.I today (Thursday,
SJune 9), 6-8 p.m., at Robarts
-Family Garden Chapel,
; Wauchula.



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R.D. ALBRITTON
R.D. Albritton, 76, of Bowling
Green, died Monday, June 6, 2005,
in Sebring.
Born Sept. 24, 1928, in Hardee
County, he had lived here all of his
life where he was a member of Fort
Green Baptist Church and was the
owner of Albritton Barber Shop. He
was a veteran of the Korean
Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army.
Memberships include the Bowling
Green VFW Post and life member
of the Wauchula VFW Post, where
he had served as chaplain and com-
mander; Wauchula Masonic Lodge
and Order of Eastern Star; member

of 17th Infantry Association; and
Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
Survivors include Helen
Albritton, his wife of over 51 years;
three sons, Rufus Dause "Trooper"
Albritton III of Bowling Green,
Sam Albritton and wife Karen of
Wauchula and Michael Shawn
Albritton of Bowling Green; two
brothers, Jesse Albritton and wife
Edna of Bowling Green and
George Albritton of Miami; two
sisters, Edith Williams and Ella
Mae Williams and husband
Charles, all of Bowling Green; and
four grandchildren, Ashley, Kaleb,
Sierra and Shayla Albritton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Friday, June 10 at Fort Green
Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian
Laker officiating. Burial with
Masonic services arid military hon-
ors will follow' at Paynes Creek
Cemetery. Visitation is today
(Thursday, June 9),. 6-8 p.m., at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula. .,
Contributions may be made to
Fort Green Baptist Church in his
memory.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula'


DOYLE HERSHEL BOYETTE
Doyle Hershel Boyette, 77, of
Forn Myers, died Monday, June 6,
2005, at Bay Pines V.A. Medical
,Center..
Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Zolfo
Springs, he was raised in Hardee
County, leaving when he joined the
Merchant Marines. He was a
painter and a veteran of the Korean
conflict, serving in the Merchant
-Marines and U.S. Army. He had
been a resident of Fort Myers for
several years.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Jimmy and Mae Boyette.
Survivors include one brother,
Truman Boyette and wife Dorothy
of Zolfo Springs; and two sisters,
Shirley Crews and husband Roy of
Ona and JoAnne Lashley and hus-
band Roy of Atlanta. Ga.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
today (Thursday, June 9) at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Albert Blumn officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to
the service. Burial will be in'
Friendship Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the
Hospice Unit at Bay Pines V.A.
Medical Center.
Robarts Family Funeral Home .
SWauchula


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:CLARENCE
READING JR. :'
Clarence Reading Jr.. 81, of,
Wauchula died Saturday, June 4,
2005,' at home.
Born Jan. m 4, 1924, in
:Michigan, he :had wintered' in
Hardee County since 1986. He
was a member of the First
Church of Christ Scientist in
SMilford. Mich., a U.S. Navy vet-
eran and safety supervisor for
General Motors' Proving
Grounds.
Sur ivors include his wife,-
Shirley; three sons, Clare David
Reading of San Diego. Calif.,
SDennis Lee Reading and wife
Laura of Brownstown Township.
Mich., and Robin Scott Reading
and wife Jacqueline of Highland,
Mich.;- two daughters, Sandra
Reading of White Lake, Mich.,
and Kristin Lloyd and, husband
Jeffery of Highland, Mich.; one
brother. Erwin Reading of
Paradise, New foundland; one.
sister-in-law. Helen Reading of


Livonia, Mich.; 13 grandchil-
dren; and six great-grandchil-
dren.
Services will be held at a'later
date in Michigan..



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Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula, with burial in
Wauchula CemeterN. Visitation
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First SFCC Dental Hygiene

Class Passes National Exam


DANIEL KRISTOPHER
LYNN REYNOLDS
Daniel Kristopher Lynn
Reynolds, 2 months, of Wauchula,
died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in
Winter Haven.
He was born on March 13, 2005,
in Arcadia.
He was preceded in death by his
grandmother, Nina Buffalo.
Survivors are his mother, Carrie
Meade of Wauchula; father,
Kristopher Reynolds of Winter
Haven; maternal grandparents,
Tami and Daniel Flores of
Wauchula and Ronald Meade of
Jesup, Ga.; paternal grandparents,
Barbra Susie Elliott of Panama City
Beach and Rayford Goings; mater-
nal great-grandparents, John and
Pat Empie of Arcade, N.Y., and
Jessie Jones of Twin City, Ga.,
paternal great-grandparents,
Barbara and George Johnston of
Drummons, Tenn., and Helm King
of Angie, La.; four aunts, Ronnie
Meade and husband Wayne Walls
of Camden, S.C., Kimberly Goings
and Tiffany Goings, both of
Franklinton, La., and Ashley Elliott
of Crain Hill, Ala.; two uncles,
Robert Perry and Denman Goings
and wife Jessica.
Funeral services were Sunday,
June 6, at 3 p.m. at Brant Funeral
Chapel where the family received
friends one hour prior to the ser-
vice.,
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



CLARENCE READING JR.
Clarence Reading Jr., 81, of
Wauchula died Saturday, June 4,
2005, at home.
Born Jan. 4, 1924, in Michigan.
he had wintered in Hardee County
since 1986. He was a member of
the First Church of Christ Scientist
in Milford, Mich., a U.S. Navy vet-
eran and safety supervisor for
General Motors Proving Grounds.
Survivors include his wife,
Shirley; three sons, Clare David
Reading of San Diego, Calif.,
Dennis Lee Reading and wife
Laura of Brownstown Township,
Mich., and Robin Scott Reading
and wife Jacqueline of Highland,
Mich.; two daughters, Sandra
Reading of White Lake, Mich., and
Kristin Lloyd and husband Jeffery
of Highland, Mich.; one brother,'
Erwin Reading of Paradise,
Newfoundland; one sister-in-law,
Helen Reading of Livonia, Mich.;
13 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren..
Services will be held at a later
date in Michigan. ,,
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Wauchula

I take it that what all men are
really after is some form or
perhaps only some formula of
peace.
--Joseph Conrad


a oliMiug W.emoly














ERVIN W.
SYLVEST
Ervin W. Sylvest, 85, of
Bowling Green, died Tuesday,
May 31, 2005. in Winter Haven.
Born March 11, 1920, in
Boriifay, he had been a lifelong'
resident of Hardee County: He
was a .member, and deacon of
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green' He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran and had been employed as a
welder with the phosphate indus-
Stry. .
Survivors include four daugh-
ters and sons-ini-law, Martha Jean
and Ken 'Stutts of Marysville,
Ohio, Joyce Ann and Don Dowdy
of- Winter Haven, B.obbi and
Leon Stephens of Boiling Green
and Erlene Louise qaid Cole Ward
of Wauchula; nine grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at


Of the 13 students who recently
graduated from South Florida
Community College's first dental
hygiene class, 100 percent: passed
the required national examination.
"The American Dental
Association (ADA) gives the exam
to all students graduating from den-
tal hygiene schools across the
country on the very same day," said
Becky Sroda, SFCC program direc-
tor.
"The s;r nificance is that once
you pass the national board, you
can sit for the state board and, then
become licensed," she said. "You
can graduate from a program, but if



HEATHER DOWNS
Heather Downs, 59, of
'Wauchula, died Sunday, June 5,
2005, at Southern Oaks.
She had been a 'resident of
Southern Oaks for over two years,
coming from Sebring. She had
worked as a mental health coun-
.selor with Alcoholics Anonymous
and held a degree in physiological
psychology from Georgia Southern
University.
She is survived by one brother,
Bernard "Bill" Downs and wife
Elizabeth of Lederach, Pa. 1
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hardee County Animal
Services, 685 Airport Road,
Wauchula 33873.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula



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ERICA
SALGADO
Erica Salgado, four months, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, MaN
31, 2005, at home.' ; :
She was a churi member of
the Fuente de \ida Iglesia.
Survivors are her parents,
Mardonio and Maria Salgado of
Wauchula; grandparents,
Eduardo and Alicia Alvarez of
Wauchula and Pablo and Maria
DeJesus Salgado of Mexico;
great-grandparents, Porfiria and
Enrique, Valente and Maria
DeJesus. Esteban Salgado and
Francisco Salgado and Ermila,
all of Mexico; great-great-grand-
parents, Natalia and Tomas
,Velazquez of Mexico; and two
brothers, Raul and /Ricardo
Salgado of Wauchula.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday, June 3 at Iglesia Fuente
de Vida, 311 Goolsby St.,
Wauchula, with visitation one
hour prior to the services at the
church. Burial will be in
Wauchula Cemetery.



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you aren't licensed, you can't prac-
tice as a dental hygienist anywhere
in this country. So you have to take
both exams.
"The national board is a prereq-
uisite for the state board. It's an
eight-hour written exam that covers
every didactic course that the stu-
dents ever took for two years," she
added.
The exam administered by the
state of Florida, on the other hand,
is a practical exam. Students can
take the exam at either the
University of Florida or at Nova
Southeastern University and are
tested by cleaning a patient's teeth.
Sroda indicated that dental
hygiene students generally do well
on the national board. "That, after
all, is the goal. But most schools set
a goal of an 80 percent pass rate.
It's a difficult test. The first part is
multiple choice, and the second
part is case-based. Students are
given eight to 10 cases."
Students are provided with a
complete assessment of a fictional'



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HEATHER
DOWNS
Heather Downs, 59, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, June 5,
2005, at Southern Oaks.
She had been a resident of
Southern Oaks for over two
years, comingfrom Sebring. She
had worked as a mental health
counselor with Alcoholics
Anonymous and held a degree in
physiological psychology from
Georgia Southern University.
She was a Christian.
She is survived by one brother,
Bernard "Bill" Downs and wife
Elizabeth of Lederach, Pa.
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Road, Wauchula 33873.



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Doyle Hershel Boyette, 77, of
Fort Myers, died Monday, June
6, 2005, at Bay Pines V.A.
Medical Center.
Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Zolfo
Springs, he was raised in Hardee
County, leaving when he joined
the Merchant Marines. He was a
painter and a veteran of the
Korean conflict, serving in the
Merchant Marines and U.S.
Army. He had been a resident of
Fort Myers for several years.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Jimmy and Mae
Boyette.
Survivors include one brother;
Truman Boyette and wife
Dorothy of Zolfo Springs; and
two sisters, Shirley Crews and
husband Roy of Ona and JoAnne
Lashley and husband Roy of/
Atlanta, Ga.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
today (Thursday, June 9) at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel
with the Rev. Albert Blum offici-
ating. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service. Burial will
be in Friendship Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the
Hospice Unit at Bay Pines V.A.
Medical Center.



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Local GOP Hosts Rep. Baxter


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Republican
Party on Monday hosted a recep-
tion for State Rep. Baxter
.Troutman. About 40 people attend-
ed.
Local GOP chairperson Erica
I .-cheipsmeier announced Republi-
. ..can voter registration recently
exceeded 3,000 in the county.
Troutman, a fourth generation
,Floridian, gave a report on the 2005
Florida Legislature which ended its
annual session May 6; Troutman
,,owns Florida Labor Solutions
which has an office in Wauchula.
Baxter said there are 120 Florida
S State representatives, 40 state sena-
.tors, and 3,000 lobbyists during the
session. The state approved a $63.5
billion budget, an increase of 8.75
percent over the 2004 budget.
He said education is the largest
Consumer of the state budget at 33
percent and received a $1.3 billion
or 8.2 percent increase.
Troutman said the 2005 legisla-
Sture passed the Jessica Lunsford
Act which strengthens the'law on
sexual predators. "


The capital doctrine issue was
passed which allows homeowners
to use deadly force if necessary if
someone is breaking into their
home and endangering the life of,
the homeowner or lives of his fam-
ily.
Troutman sponsored a rural
healthcare bill that helped Florida
Hospital Wauchula and nine other
rural hospitals to allow them to use
a long-time vacant operating room
for other purposes such as expand-
ing the emergency room .
He also sponsored a resolution
that will allow future state repre-
sentatives and senators to serve a
term limit of 12 years instead of the
current 8 years if approved by
Florida voters in the next general
election. This would not affect cur-
rent officeholders, he said.
Troutman said the legislature
approved June 1-12 as tax-free
shopping for hurricane prepared-
ness items and further reduced the
state intangible tax. "I would like to
eliminate the intangible tax."'
He helped to pass a bill that
makes looting a home during a


state of emergency a third degree
felony.
He said $380 million was
approved for the state pre-kinder-
garten program.
Troutman said a major state chal-
lenge is growth management, with
1,100 people moving to Florida a
day. If the current growth trend
continues for another 20 years,
Florida could have a population of
30 million. The 2005 legislature
earmarked an extra $1.5 billion to
be spent during the next three years
on roads and highways, schools and
water projects.
He said the U.S. Supreme Court
recently upheld a $1 a head tax on
Florida beef cattle sold to fund a
generic advertising program. This
ruling could strengthen the box tax
on citrus for generic advertising
which is being challenged by some
of Florida's largest citrus growers.
Troutman said Ben Albritton of
Wauchula has just been appointed
to the Florida Citrus Commission
and, Paul Samuels of Bowling
Green was recentlyappointed to
the Peace River Basin Board.


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Visiting with Rep. Troutman are Gina Neuhofer and Ben Albritton, who was appointed on June 6
to the Florida Citrus Commission.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Republican Party on Monday afternoon hosted State Rep. Baxter Troutman at
Wauchula State Bank after the close of business hours. From left are David Ottati, administrator
of Florida Hospital Wauchula; Troutman; and Donnie Autry.
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SBy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
S"I'm optimistic. We're making
Hardee County better."
2, Hardee' County Director" of
;' Community Development, Janet
SGilliad was upbeat earlythis week
as she reviewed what has been
done d yetneeds to be for
housing rehabilitation in Hardee
*' County.
S "It's what we're here for. This *is'
Your tax dollars hard at work: It's
Small right to come in an apply and see''
your tax dollars put back in the
community. We're building. back
one house at a time," said Gilliard
on Monday.
S Based on damage assessments
Following last year's hurricanes, the
ci county is in line to receive $7.886
'million of Florida Housing
SFinances dollars for rehabilitating,
l rebuilding 'and first-time ownership
Sfor those hardest hit by the hurri-
4 canes.
Shortly after the storms, a hurri-
cane. housing workgroup was
Formed to determine the allocation
of $250 million, with emphases on
the counties most hard hit, called
STier 1 counties. From Federal
SEmergency Management Agency,
S(FEMA) damage reports, Hardee
Swas allotted the nearly $7.9 mil-
:I lion, DeSoto $10.8 million and
Chailotte $19.1 million.
,' Counties less severely damaged,
Placed in Tier 2 or Tier 3, will
' receive lesser'amounts.
All the pots of money the county
i receives fall into several categories'
' and each has different criteria. "We
o try, to leverage the various criteria
and .dollars for the best interest of
. the client and help the greatest.
amount of people,"' explained,
'.Gilliard. .
SThere are Community
S Development Block Grant monies,
f: a special grant of $500,000 HOME
SAGAIN funds, SHIP (State
SHousing Initiative Program) grants'
as well as a disaster grant of
't: $453,000.

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Approximately 40 people attended Monday's reception for Rep. Troutman. From left are Erica
Scheipsmeier, chairperson of the Hardee County Republican Party which now has over 3,000 reg-
istered voters in Hardee County; Paul Samuels, public relations manager for Mosaic; Victoria
Jenkins, local GOP secretary; Larry J. McClellan, Florida Highway Patrol officer; Rep. Troutman;
Amy McClellan, GOP state committeewoman; Ben Albritton; Sue Birge, local GOP treasurer; and
Austin Byrant, local nurseryman and GOP state committeeman.
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sing Recovery


ers Encouraged


"'That last one allows up to
$25,000 per unit. At most, we can
help 18 homeowners with these
dollars," said Gilliard.
,Some grants allow combining
with other grants for a specific
need. So, Gilliard uses some money
from each pot to get the job done.
Since Augiist there have been 150
completed applications. Some were
disqualified because they were over
-income, didn't own the home or
had not paid taxes. Others with-
drew. "There are still 108 open
applications and more are wel-
come," she said.
"I think we are making a dent in
the need. People from Homestead
told us it took, them 10 years to
complete recovery. We thought
we'd be faster but see it will 'be a
five-to-eight-year process."
Of the 7,550 homes in the coun-
tj there .were "1,419 h6mes
destroyed by Hurricane Charley.
Still there are 830 families, 58 per-
'cent, inr temporary housing, said'
Giljiard. "
Mobiles homes al o dot the
county, with 147 in an Emergency
Group Site (EGS) off Martin,
Luther King Jr. Avenue south of
Wauchula. Another 197 are on
individual properties, either their
own or by permission of the land-
lord.
In some places there are multi-
ple mobile home units, acceptable
as long as they were in the 'same
family unit in the adjacent damaged
structure before the storms, said
County Manager Lex Albritton,
during discussion withcounty com-
missioners last week.
Commissioners were concerned
that there were 38 travel trailers
which had not ;been picked up by
FEMA'officials yet. There are 486
FEMA travel trailers scattered
around the county.
Gilliard said FEMA' representa-
tives visit each travel trailer or
S.mobile home resident each month.
The people in them have 18 to a
maximum of 24 months t't make


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permanent plans.
The problem is that most didn't
have insurance and the FEMA
emergency money is not enough to
rebuild or rehabilitate an old house.
There's removing the old house,
getting plans for a new one, permit-
ting for a septic tank to meet cur-
rent codes and other expenses not
covered by any monies.
For those 60 or older H. 0. P. E
.of Hardee has received a grant of
$803,000 to use for debris removal,
renovation or rebuilding homes.
Gillliard works with H.O. P. E.
director Ann Martin in combining
those money and other housing
grants to fully cover the needed
monies to get the job done. Anyone
over 60 still needing assistance is
urged to contact Martin at the
Senior Center, 310 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula (773-2022).
Knowing they will be pressed to
return to their homes, those still in
a quandry as to how to go about it,
are invited to contact Gilliard's
office in Room 201, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 'W. Orange St.,
Wauchula. Stop by or call the office
at 773-6349.
Some programs are for.the very
low or 'low income program, but.
some are for the moderate income
homeowner (up to $51,000 for ai
family of four).
Gilliard has been grateful for
the contributions of several volun-
: teer.. groups. Apostolic 'Christian
-,World Relief staff built five new
Houses and rehabilitated three more
during the 90 days they were in the
county.
The Mennonite Disaster Relief
SServices folks housed in trailers
near'Northside Baptist Church have
built 15new homes and rehabbed
'many more. Later this -.month,
World Changers will come for a
few weeks to help with needed roof
repairs.
More and more contractors are
catching up on. their long list of
tasks''and ready to again bid on
housing replacements and renova-
Stions, said Gilliard, who is anxious
to get many of them again working
on local projects.
There have been CDBG and
SHIP housing programs in the
county for over a decade and
Gilliard was pleased to report that
those homes,.withstood last year's
storms well.


From left are Paul Samuels, recently appointed to the Peace River Basin Board, Rep. Troutman,
and, local citrus grower/businessman Ben Albritton.







June 9, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 7A


School Di:
By CYNTHIA KRAHL*
Of The Herald-Advocate
North Wauchula Elementary
School will be losing its principal
effective July 1.
Sherri Albritton has been hired to
fill one of two new district admin-
istrative slots approved recently by


strict Adds 2 New Administrators


the Hardee County School Board.
She will serve as director of student
academic services.
The second position, coordinator
of instructional technology, goes to
Chris van der Kaay, now a mathe-
matics teacher at Hardee Junior
High.


In earlier explaining the need for
the added positions, Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones told
the board there are currently 12 dis-
trict-level administrators, a number
which "has remained virtually
unchanged for 15 years." In 1989-
90, for instance, there was a high of


14, a figure which repeated itself
off and on for six more years.
Most recently, however, the district
has maintained 12 or 13 adminis-
trative posts, he noted.
"If we are going to make that
next step to a higher level of effi-
ciency, productivity and student
achievement, it will require that we
have additional staff," Jones said.
"We have eight coaches to guide
the fortunes of 50 players and we
have two people in our curriculum
department," he continued. "It is
not pay, it is easier to pay coaches,
of course, but to strengthen our cur-
riculum department."
Jones said the curriculum work-
load has increased astronomically
and the need for another adminis-
trator is long overdue.
"You would be approving a step
forward in student achievement,
and I think it's money well spent,"
he told the board. Deputy


Superintendent Greg Dick added
that federal grant funds may cover
most of the expense.
Board members unanimously
agreed, approving the position of
director of student services with an
annual salary of about $68,453 and
total cost of roughly $89,138.
Not so with the coordinator of
instructional technology slot, esti-
mated to cost $51,135 in salary and
.$68,990 total, with benefits, equip-
ment and supplies.
Board member Tracy Baxter
objected, saying, "I'm sure there is
a need. I'm just not sure there isn't,
a greater need."
Jones told the board, "We have
millions of dollars invested in hard-
ware, software, all of that. Now
that-we have it, the question is are
we using it? Are we using it for
student achievemerit? We've been
building it for years, now let's'get it
down to the classroom.level, where
it means something."
The board voted 4-1 for the new


With the approvals in hand;
Jones then advertised to fill the two
new administrative posts, later
bringing Albritton's and van der
Kaay's names to the board. Both
were hired by unanimous votes.
"I look forward to a new chal-
lenge," Albritton told the board as
she was hired for the directorship.
"I certainly enjoyed my time at
North Wauchula, but I am excited
about a new challenge."
Board member Tanya Royal
noted, "This will leave a lot of sad
teachers at North Wauchula, and it
leaves big shoes to fill there."
Then she told Albritton, "You have
made a lot of achievements at that
school, and we certainly appreciat-
ed you."
Albritton will be paid $68,653 a
year.
Then it was van der Kaay's turn.
"I've enjoyed my two years teach-
ing, but now'I can really show you
what I can do," he told board mem-
bers.
He will earn a salary of $50,535.


COURTESY PHOTO
Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings was pleased to present Hardee County with its check for $9 million to be
shared with its communities. Each will received $2.25 million. In front (from left) are Commission
Chairman Gordon Norris, Jennings, Community Development Director Janet Gilliard and Zolfo
Springs Finance Director Linda Roberson;_in back are Wauchula Mayor David Royal, County
Manager Lex Albritton, Wauchula City Manager Rick Giroux, and Commissioner Dale Johnson.
Commissioner Minor Bryant was beside Johnson but out of the camera's view.


$9 MILLION
'Continued From 1A


lion gallons a day by obtaining a
low interest State'Re.ol ing Loan
fund Payments on the loan do not,
have to be made until the project is
completed, said Giroux.
Zolfo Springs will use-its $2.25-
million for wastewater treatment
plan e\pains'in \ ith another clari-
iher ring creating a redundancy\ to
divert excess usace to the alternate
,pr.i, field. This w ill increase


capacity from 200,000 to 400,000
gallons per day and allow the town
'to serte the pl.inned resort develop-
ment oft SR 64 est of the ommu-
nity, said Town Clerk Jack Logan.
Any monies left will go toward
paving,
Bowling Green has several pro-'.
jects planned for its $2.25 million.
said Cit Manager Da\id
Elbertson.' Some road resurfacing,


Manor Memories
By Yolanda Esquivel
Hardee Manor. palthcare Center


A CONIMITTED VOLUNTEER
Hardee Manor recently recognized all of our outstanding
n ho come into the nursing home to give of their time and talen
ed a Volunteer Recognition Tea Party, where we gave special rec
Jennie B Weis.
Weis has been volunteering for over 20 Nears. Her job
scheduling our local churches to come in and hold birthday celeb
our residents. "She has been doing this forever, and she does a
job." says activities director. Fran Rolston.
All volunteers enjoyed the tea party, with this year's theme
Seeds of Kindness." We surprised everyone with introducing a
tie hostess. Debt Collins., ho was crowned this Near's Little M
Manor. She proudly handed all volunteers a special gift and a
appreciation.


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and replacement of water lines and
manholes and sewer lines \\ill take
most of the money Some mine.
will also go to fjcelift the chlorina-
tor at the wastewater plant. "We
will try to spend it all this )ear."
joked Elbertson.
Each government entity has two
years to use its share of the recov-
ery relief funding:


Obituaries

JOHN C. SANCHEZ
John C. Sanchez, 87,.. of
Wauchuld. died June 7. 2005, at
SHodee Manor.
He was a Baptist and had lived in
.. Hardee County most of his life. He
was a citrus harvester.
v Survivors include three sons.
volunteers
t. We h Samuel Sanchez and wife Karen of
t. host- Winter Haten. Jimmy Sanchez and
nation to wife Elaine of Coleman. and John
coits of C. Sanchez Jr. and \tife Shelba of
,ratons or Lake Alfred: three daughters.
n amazing o Sharon Da\ and husband Evley of
n amazing Winder. Ga.. Jeannette Grace and
.Plantig husband Tommy of Bartow. and
special lit- Sandra Schuler of Winder, Ga.; IS
iss Hardee grandchildren, 24 great-grandchil-
certificate dren and one great-great-grand-
child. ...
Services %will be at 2:30 p.m
Friday, June 10 at Robaris Famil.
Funeral Home ,ith visitation one
hour prior to the service. Burial is
in New Zion Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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COuRTES PHOTOS
Jennie B. Weis was honored at Hardee Manor's Volunteer
Recognition Tea Party. Pictured (from left) are Yolanda Esquivel,
Weis and Little Miss Hardee Manor Debi Collins.


Other volunteers who gave their time and talent are (left) Al Nist
and friend Loretta, Little Miss Hardee Manor Debi Collins and
Pastor Lou Liotta; (behind) Sister Barbara from St. Michaels
Catholis Church and Arlene Liotta.
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The Teen Pregnancy Alliance (TPPA) is an organization of Social
Service Providers, Educators. Communth Leaders, Parents and
Teens committed to creating an environment that supports and
empowers our youth to maximize their potential without the
limitations imposed by pregnancy, childbearing and parenting.
All those interestedin seeking solutionsplease attend.
7PPA Meeting's
2nd TuesdayofEach Month.
TPPA Coordinator
-863-773-4161 Ext:170/169
Healthy Start Program/Hardee County Health Department
II5KDRevellRoad
'Wauchula, f 33873
9:00 A.M Auditorium l
Why does Hardee Needa Teen Pregnancy PreventionAlliance
Young people today are more concerned about Sexand Sexual
Health,'namely uin endedpregnancy, 5 TD's and HIV/AIDS,
Than any other health issue in there lives. Florida ranks in the
top 10 for teem pregnancy in the country. Teen pregnancy is a.
major health challenge in Hardee County Since 1999. worth the
exception of 2001Hardee County has ranked # I out of 67
counties for births to,teens under 18 years of age.
S THE RESULT TS ARE IN"
Among 15-19 year olds from green births, Hardee is #'2 in the
State. '
Among teens under 13 ears old Hrdee s #1 in the Stare.
:Teen brths cosrtH.rade County taxpayers omr $482 00iIn
2003.


Brhs Under 18
439,
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TPPA PLANSINCLUDES

0* Implement,i a commun ry and schoolbased youth events

* Outreach to the faith based community.

* -Activities to increase awarenessregardingteenpregnancy

* Implementaton ofresearch basedprogram'

* Implementig a progranmto increase communication be-
tween parents and teens .


Mon- Fri. 9 am -6 pm -Sat9 am 5pm
Office 863-773-2007: Cell 863-661-7308


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Adolescentes?

La Alianza de Prevncidn del Embarazo en Adokscentes (PPA) es una
organizacion de Proveedores de Servicio Social, Educadores, deres de
a comunidad, padres y adolescentes comnpretidos a rear on ambiente
que yudey permitaa nurstrosjdvenes utlizar poltncial amdximo
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Todos losque estn interesdo en buscar solucions por favor
asistan

Reuniones del TPPA

ElSegund martes de coda nies.

Cordinadradel TPPA

863-73-3-4161 Ext170/169

Program Healthy Strt/epartamento de Solud del Condado Hardee

115 KD.Revl/Road
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Thursday, June 9, 2005


PAGE ONE


Bread Board Hosts Lions Club Barbecue


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The Lion's Club presented Southeasterrn Guide Dogs Inc. a check for $1,000. Pictured are from
left Talmadge Albritton, Diane Broda, Helen Arnold, Juan Delatorre, Mary Middleton, and the
Lions District Governor Norma Jean Andrews.


Diane Broda, a volunteer for Southeastern Guide Dogs, shows
off one of the breeder dogs named Pete. He is a yellow lab and
sires puppies to be trained into guide dogs.

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to dribble through the defense.
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Pictured in front of one of the prizes, a stainless steel grill, are from left Bread Board owners Billy
and Crystina Diakomihalis, County Commissioner Minor Bryant, Lion's Club President Juan
Delatorre, State Representative Baxter Troutman, and local Republican Party chairperson Erika
Scheipsmeier.


The cooking staff stayed busy Saturday. June 4, serving 990
chicken and rib dinners. Over $10.000 was raised for the civic


club.
If little else, the brain is an
educational toy.

HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED,
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
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Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended. please leave
message.)


Circle The Date!
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DEADLINE IS MONDAY
AT 5 P.M.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Helen Arnold poses for a picture With her guide dog Corki, a
smooth coat collie. Helen is the community relations represen-
tative for Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc. of Palmetto. She is also
a member of the Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club.


3309 Hwy 17 North Bowling Green
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-Hardee


Couple To Celebrate

30th Wedding Anniversary


Living


Couple To Wed

This Saturday


Clifford and Mabel Boone will
celebrate 30 years of marriage this
Monday, June 13.
War, W. Va. native Mabel Rose
became the bride of Clifford Boone,


a native of Kimball, W. Va., on June
13, 1975, in Wauchula.
The couple currently reside on
East Main Street.in Wauchula.


The engagement and approach-
ing marriage of Christina Valdez to
Alejandro Tapia, son of Jose and
Isabel Jaimes of Wauchula, have
been announced by her parents,
Santos Jr. and Lucy Valdez of
Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 2005 Hardee
High School graduate and is
employed by Wauchula Abstract.
The prospective groom is


employed by Kemen's Auto Parts.
The couple will be married:
Saturday, June 11, at one o'clock in
the afternoon at the Hardee Spanish
Mission in Zolfo Springs. Music
will begin at twelve-thirty.
Friends and relatives of the cou--
ple are invited to the wedding and
reception which will begin at four
o'clock at the. National Guardi
Armory.


Robby Elliot & Julie Poucher

Julie Poucher & Robby

Elliot To Wed Saturday


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Our 20 year reunion is Saturday. July 30,
at Inn on the Lakes, Sebring,
and we \\ant you to come!
If you still have not received an invitation, please contact
Kelly Leonard at (239)543-6040. Please leave a message.
S'.- -- ."


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Bowling Green, FL
375-3750
(North Hwy 17., turn
right at first red light.)
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The engagement and approach-
ing marriage of Julie 'Nichole
Poucher to Robert Michael Elliott,
son of Bob and Holly Elliott of Fort
Meade, have been announced b)
her parents, Dean and Alane
Solomon Murphy and Greg
Poucher of Ona.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
the University of South Florida and


teaches second grade at. Park
Elementary School in Avon Park.
The prospective groom is a grad-
uate of Fort Meade High School
and is currently a student at Webber
University.
The couple will be married
Saturday, June 11, at Isla Del Sol
Yacht and Country Club in St.
Petersburg, in a private evening
wedding.


Riser T.e l Shine
By Te 'S o : 'JlL"n
, ".By Tedl"Simonson


THAT OTHER AGENDA
What is it that interferes so often with our service to God? We under-
stand well enough what \e should do. Why is it so hard to do it?
I submit that the chief reason i we have another agenda we are trying
to follow while, at the same time, we are trying to serve theAlmighty..
This business of two agendas is the source of much strife in marriage.
Sometimes each partner goes through the routines of duty but hopes, all the.
while, there will be enough time left over to do his own pleasure.:
Fathers often pass up time with their children in order to satisfy an
agenda that centers around business and the office..When mothers enter the
job market, they often come to the end of a bus, day too;exhausted to spend
much time with the agenda of meals;,homework and laundry...
The natural man glorifies self improvement, self promotion and self
fulfillment. Widely admired is'the man who works hard, pushes others aside
and scrambles to the top.'Such a-man has discovered that with only one
Agenda, his energies are focused and his chances of success' are magnified:
His pnly mistake: he picked the wrong agenda, the one devoted to self.
SJesus was once approached by a young man asking how.he might
obtain eternal life. "Sell all you hare. givelt to the poor andcome and fol-
low me." The young man, who was rich, turned sadly away. .The answer
from Jesus cut right across his private agenda.
Since these private agendas are such a problem to us, why put up with
them? Why not settle it in your heart that. as a Christian; yourjob is to serve
God and others? Be done with this miserable competition!
Unfortunately there is a false notion is to iho\ the Christian life is to
function. Church and other religious duties are thought to be things to be
added to already overloaded schedules. This is a formula for failure.
Being a Christian means that I have said goodbye to all my desires
hopes and ambitions, all the things that used to make up my private agen-
da, and I have accepted a new agenda with open and empty hands. The new
agenda is all that God has in mind for me to do.
"Ye are not yolr own. You were bought with a price" (I Corinthians
" 6:20)..


Sleep is the golden chain that
ties health and our bodies
together.


A Safe Place
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
CRISIS LINE
1 (800) 500-1119
End The Abuse!


Next to doing things that,
deserve to be written,, nothing
gets a man more credit, or gives
him more pleasure than to write
things that deserve to be read.
---Lord Chesterfield


COURTESY PHOTO
Christina Valdez & Alejandro Tapia
Most people sleep best in a room in which the temperature is 60 to
65 degrees.

Go To The Head Of The Class!
SCHOOL NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 RM.



Shrubs and Stuff
Plars Landscaping


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OtIea (863) 773-3557 mobile 781-0157
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Thank you
to all the donors,
golfers, cooks,
ladies who made desserts
and others who helped make
the Frank Zajicek -
6th Annual Golf Tournament
a success.
God Bless you all,
The First United Methodist
Men & Women
of
Wauchula & Bowling Green
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Sat. .June 18
Dinner at Noon
Bring Your Favorite Dishes
Fellowship Hall
First Baptist Church
1570 W, Main St Wauchula
For more information call
Harrison Conley
773-3368 :
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"Achievinj New Levels of Success"


Nw (863) 767-0800
767- AGES
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Stays Busy Ministering


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following the service.
The church's volunteers will pro-
vide and deliver to the worksites a
light lunch, drinks and snacks
throughout the week.
The roofing team, composed of
youth from throughout the south-
eastern and midwestern states will
roof two residences in Avon Park.
(They were originally scheduled to
work in Hardee County, but offi-
cials could not locate homes need-
ing only roof repair and also quali-
fying for the program.)
Plans are progressing for
Vacation Bible School July 10-12,
6:30-8:30 p.m., which is open for
youngsters ages four through the
sixth grade.
The church is located east of
Wauchula on SR 64 E.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee Countian Matt Cutchen (right) is pictured receiving his
law degree from Daisy Hurst Floyd, dean of the Walter F. George


S ; COURTESY PHOTO
Pastor Bob and Debbie Lecocq


first Assembly Welcomes


New Pastor


The Re\. Bob Lecocq recently
began his pastorate at Florida's
First Assembly of God.
The church will begin services at
its renovated building at 1397 S.
Florida Avenue. Wauchula. on
Sunday, June 26. Since the summer:
hurricanes. services have been held
at Northside Baptist.
Rev. Lecocq began as pastor at
Florida's First Assembly of God on
May 15. He and his wife, the former
SDebbie Bryant, have been married
for 28 years and have three chil-
dren. Joe 124'), Maria Rose (21) and
Tony (16).
SHe graduated from Central Bible
SCollege in 1977 with a bachelors
degree. in religious education and
served as youth pastor in St. Clair '


Shores, Mich., and Allison Park, Pa.
In 1985, he became the Christian
service director and public relations
representative for his alma mater.
He has pastored churches :in
Lakewood and Salem, Ohio since
1993. He is an ordained minister
with the Assemblies of God church.
Pastor Bob has a master's degree
in communication from Southwest
Missouri State University. He has
served on a varietyy of foundations.
boards and committees, including'
the Salem Community Foundation
and the Salem Rotary Foundation.
Most recently he has served as
president-of the new:$10 million
Salem Community Center. Pastor
Bob has also been an adjunct facul-
t1 member at Kent State University.


Rev. James & Opal Bland




3-Year-Old

Celebrates


COURTESY PHOTO


Circle The Date!
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DEADLINE IS MONDAY
AT 5 RM.


Matt Cutchen

Receives

Law Degree

Matthew Paul Cutchen graduated
from the Walter F. George School of
Law at Mercer University in
Macon, Ga., on May 6.
lMercer President Kirby Godsey
and LaI School Dean, Daisy Hurst
Floyd, conferred the degree of Juris
Doctor to the son of Paul and
Marion Cutchen of Zolfo Springs.
The 1991 graduate of Hardee
High, School is married to Julissa
Sanchez Cutchen, formerly of
Tampa. Prior to entering law school
he graduated from the UniversitN of
South Florida and taught geography
and history in the Hillsborough
Counts School S stem.
While at Mercer, Cutchen earned
a position on the Mercer Moot
Court Teami. and during his senior
year served as lead defense counsel
for the Mercer Trial Team. Both
positions allowed him ito compete
against law schools from across the
country at tournaments in
Minnesota, New Jerse). Florida and
Georgia. For his distinction in these
endeavors, he was admitted into the


Order of Barristers,' an honor soci-
ety recognizing advocacy skills and
performance in law school.
Outside the classroom, Cutchen
was involved in several projects
and activities, most notably serving
as class representative. He also won
several Mercer intramural tennis
tournaments.
This past March, the U.S. Navy
commissioned Cutchen an ensign in
the Navy JAG Corps.
After sitting for the bar, he will
report to Officer Indoctrination
School in Newport, R.I.



Shipmates Plan

September

Reunion
Plans are under way for a Sept.
19-26 reunion for former shipmates
who served on board the USS Floyd
B. Parks (DD-884).
Those who served from 1945
until 1973 \will meet in Springfield,
.Mo., for a 13th reunion.
For more information, contact
James P. Robbins, P.O. Box 61,
T ain, CA 95984 or call (530) 283-
2165.


A PR Basi

Among the hew appointees of
ob. Jeb Bush recently was local
resident Paul Samuels.
He was named to the Peace River
Basin Board to succeed Tracy
Baxter, who is moving out of the
area. Samuels' term began June 1
and ends March 1, 2008.
The Peace River Basic Board
area includes Hardee and DeSoto
counties as well as portions of
Charlotte. Highlands and Polk
counties.
SPeace River is one of eight
regional Basin Boards that oversee
local programs. working vith local
governments and other entities on
water resource projects that have an
impact in local communities.
The unpaid citizen volunteers are
appointed by the governor and con-
firmed by the Senate and serve
three-year staggered terms. Each
Basin Board must include at least
one person from each counts within
its area. ,




Nicole Willis


Is USF Honor

Graduate
..During the May 9 commence-
ment ceremonies of the University
of South Florida. Nicole Willis
received a bachelor of science
degree in elementary education.
She graduated summa cum laude.
, She will begin teaching third
grade at Wauchula Elementary
School in August.
SShe is the daughter of Mr. and
M-rs. Dwaine Willis.


licole Willis

WVhen angry count four; when
very angry, swear.


n Board
I iSamuels. a Bo\ling Green resi-
dent, is public relations manager
with the Mosaic Co., a local mining
company recently formed from the
merger of Cargill Fertilizer and
I[MC Phosphates Inc.


Paul Samuels
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ONE BLUE. ONE PINK
Robert Jr. and Stephanie Murphy.
Bowling Green, a six pound four-
teen ounce son. Bryan Allen, born
May 22. 2005. Florida Hospital.
Heartland. Sebring. Maternal
grandparents are Michael and
Debbie Saunders and Ray
Saunders. Paternal grandparents
are Robert Sr. and Belinda Murphy.

Harry Lo\well Jr. and Tina Renee'
Grice. Wauchula. a nine pound nine
ounce daughter. Haley Sarah-
Elizabeth, born May 27, 2005.
Florida Hospital. Heartland.
Sebring. Maternal grandparents are
Jeanette Nord and the late John
Alferd Nord. Paternal grandparents
are the late Harry Lowell Grice Sr.
and the late Joyce Elizabeth Moon.

The universe is full of magical
things, patiently waiting for our
wits to grow sharper.
-Eden Phillpotts
Character cannot be developed
in ease and quiet. Only through
experience of trial and suffer-
ing can the soul be strength-
ened, ambition inspired, and
success achieved.
-Helen Keller


Jacob Andiew Henderson, son of
Gary and Leona Henderson of
Wauchula. turned three years old on
Saturday, May 21.
.He celebrated the special occa-
sion with a Buzz Lightyear party at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, and
the festivities included a rocket
pinata for the youngsters.
Joining the honoree for pizza and
cake, along with his parents. were
his brother and sister, Travis and
Sarah McClenithan. Grandparents
in attendance were Maurice and
Betty Henderson and Charles and
Lena Sconvers, all of Wauchula.
Other family members vho
attended were Scott, Melanie and
Katie Henderson. Rex. Michelle,
Ashley, Jessica and Miranda
Sconyers, all of Wauchula, and
friends Amber Perry, Erica, Austin
and Alexandra Scheipsmeier, Keith,
:Carrie, Kein and Carly Knight,
Sandy and Scottie Meeks, Rhonda
and Savannah Williams, Virginia
Snyder. Mary Osenbaigh. Sierra
Munoz, Joella, Zoey and Austin
Garza, all of Wauchula.


Jacob Henderson


The world is book and he who
stays at home reads only one
page.


ABOUT ...
.'School News
The Herald-Advocate
encourages submissions
from Hardee ,, County
schools. Photos and write-
ups should be of recent
events, and must include
first and last names for both
students and teachers.
Identify photos front to.
back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con- ,
tact': person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


THE HIARBEE EBOUINTY bINS ELUB

wouldd like to'thank all the

people of the community ,
who helped with their
SBarbeque fundraiser

this past Saturday.

They were able to raise over $14,000.


The Lions would like to recognize Billy and Christina
Diakomihalis of the Bread Board for making it all possi-
:ble., They donated all the food and facilities
Free of charge to the Lions Club.

A special thank you goes to Representative Baxter
Troutman for attending and all of the
kind individuals who donated prizes.

Prize Donor Winner
Knife Set Dora Wingo Korin Roenm
$200 savings bond First National Bank Sandy Scott
Latex Pillows Sleep Rite Bedding Arlene Summers
Wall Decorations Chancy & Associates Branby Bond
Bnnkmann Smoker Coldwell Banker Salomon Mirarida
Remote Control Car Natalie Tena Tyson
JVC Stereo Rent- King Pat Mishoe
$100 plantsilandscape Austin Growers Normal Andrews
Peace River Refuge tour Peace River Refuge Cynthia Layton
$50 savings bond /Vaucnula State Bank Louie Carpenter
Remote Control Helicopter Juan & Vicky Delatorre Rick Knight
Drill Set The Bread Board Donald Tatum
S 2 Universal studios Tickets Bread Board Rick Justice
Oil change and pizza Heartland Auto Clinic/ Pizza Hut Theresa Hall
$. 125 At s Muffer certificate Al Richards & Sons Mufflers John Gillespie
$50 savings bond Wauchula State Bank Debbie Steger
Window Air conditioner Gillispie's Air Conditioning Caroline Mackay
$500 certificate off a car Hill's Auto World Maria Avalos
Remote Control Car Frankie Hill Jonathan Kelly
$50 savings bond Wauchula State Bank. Margeret Bennett
2 Universal Studios Tickets Th'eBreba Board Robyn Norris
DVD Recorder Nickerson Dairy Lisa Rodriquez
S Drill Set The Bread Bbard Mike Manley
$500 Coupon for Hill's Auto Hill's Auto World Sherry Taylor
Paintball gun Jimmy Barrnra Harvesting Mr. Raporport
Peace River Refuge tour Peace River Refuge Paul Schossow
Rascal Flats Tickets Stacy Fugate Thelma Chambers
$100 of Royce Royce Raffle tickets Peace River Refuge Garrett Albritton
$100 of Royce Royce Raffle tickets Peace River Refuge Tammy Perrine
$50 Gift.card Family Business Services Terry Davis
2 Universal studios Tickets Bread Board Mike Manley
$50 savings bond Wauchula State Bank Claudie Conley
$50 savings bond Wauchula State Bank Jerry Hensley
Tampa Bay Bucs tickets Herald Advocate Fransisco Juarez
night/ 2 massages Chateau Elan Marmac Construction Raul and Ofelia Juarez
Chopper Bike Sam Albritton Electric Ann Wycoff
Home Computer Homes of Hardee Nola Tompkins
Laptop computer Joe L. Davis Realtors Doris Griffin
Jenn Air Gas Grill Emilio & Ana Juarez Betty Eason

Any winner who has not relieved their prize should call 863-773-3337
soc6:9c


The Rev. and Mrs. James Bland
have served full-time at Charlie
Creek Faith Baptist Church for over
a year and have led the church with
their speaking, organizational and
musical abilities.
He retired ,from McKinney
Baptist Church in Kentucky and is
currently employed weekdays at
Palms Estates in Lorida.
As minister of the Charlie Creek
Church,-he invites the public to
weekly services which are held
Sunday at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is held
at 6 p.m.
This Sunday, June 12, at 11 a.m.,
the church will host a dozen World.
Changers youth volunteer roofers,
then a luncheon will be provided


June 9, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Samuels Named To
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.DICK RETIREMENT


PHOTO BY SHAYLA BRYAN
Nineteen years after beginning work with the county, Susan Dick has decided to take a break.
Office manager for County Manager Lex Albritton, Dick as feted on her last day of employ-
ment. In upper photo is large cake and flowers prepared for her impromptu party. Commissioners
presented her with a plaque of appreciation. Middle photo shows her chatting with several coun-
ty staff. In bottom photo, she joins (from left) Commissioner Minor Bryant, Albritton, and com-
missioners Gordon Norris and Dale Johnson, for one last picture.


Gardner Baptist Church will
celebrate Homecoming on Sunoay.
After the 10 a.m. Sunday School,
pastor Dr. Harold Brown will give a
special message in the 11 a.m. wor-
ship service as the church cele-
brates 115 years of serving the
community.
A basket dinner will be served in
the fellow'-..ip hall-following the
morning service. All are welcome
at Homecoming at the church 10
miles south of Zolfo Springs on U.
S. 17 in Gardner.

Revival services at Spirit Wind
Tabernacle continue through Fri-
day, June 17, Monday through Sat-
urday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6
p.m. Featured evangelists are Sister
Sherry Clark and Sister Dottie
Williams.
The church is at 1652 Old
Bradenton Road, Wauchula. For
more information, call the pastor,
Rev. Laurence C. Williams at 773-
2946.

Union Baptist Church south of
Ona is holding Vacation Bible,
School 2005 "Construction Zone"
next week for children entering
first through sixth grades. A light
supper will be provided for the 6 to
8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
sessions.
The VBS "Show-Out" will be
during the Sunday morning service
at 11 a.m.on June 19. Everyone is
welcome to visit the church at 5076
Lily Church Road, Ona.








A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Nobody can'speak and have it
happen, unless the Lord com-
mands it. Both bad and good
things come by command of the
Most High God.
Lamentations 3:37-38 (NCV)

FRIDAY
See not that I myself am He!
Therb'iSho-gdd beside Me. I~p~t
to death and I bring to life, I wtve
wounded and I will heal and ho
one car deliver out of My hahd.
I lift My hand to heaven and
declare as surely as I live forev-


Dora The Explorer

Party Honors

LeeAnna Reas
LeeAnna Kay Reas, daughter of
Robert and Shaine Reas, turned
three years old on May 20, and two
days later celebrated the special
occasion with a Dora the Explorer
party at her home.
The honoree and her guests
enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and
Dora cupcakes.
Among those helping her cele-
brate were great-grandparents,
Harold and Maudie Crooms; aunts,
Kathy Cason, Teresa Bryant and
Holly Bryant; uncle, Billy Bryant;
Christa Moye and Chris Wolfe of
Wauchula and Crystal Reeves and
Derrick Roland of Fort Meade.


LeeAnna Reas


In Business
By Shayla Bryan


SALON:SHINES Tresses & Talons, a full-service beauty salon, is
now offering tanning.
The salon has been open for nearly two years and owner China Crespo
says, "Things are going really well."
There are haircuts of all kinds, highlights and colors, updo's, facials,
pedicures and manicures, but no acrylic nails.
Crespo decided to add tanning as a service because a lot of her clients
were asking for it. It is currently the only place in Bowling Green that offers
, tanning.
The salon is her first business, something 'she had wanted for a long
time. It is located at 128 E. Main St., Bowling Green.
.Stylists include Crespo, Mis-sy Samuels and Roz'Ta\lor. who has 32
.years of experience that include working with Paul Mitchell and Revlon.
She specializes in 'ethnic hair.
Hours/are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome during those times. On Sunday the salon is
open, but functions by appointment only. Call 375-3750 to make an
appointment.

BIG PLANS Boutique de, la Isla has recently opened again and has
big plans.
"We were only open two months before the: hurricanes hit," owner
Ruth Crespo said, Since then, she has worked to refurbish the building,
which was nearly condemned after the hurricanes. She has been doing a lot
f. work, most of it on her own.'The roof has been replaced and the build-
ing was repainted, among other things.
Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Crespo plans to open a restaurant next door to the boutique. It will have
a tropical theme and will feature authentic Spanish foods like rice, beans,
pork and Cuban sandwiches. She hopes to be open by July. In this, one of
her main goals is to create more than 30 jobs so many people can stay in
the county and have permanent work.
As soon as Ruth gets the restaurant open, she would like to open a man-
ufacturing company in her back building. It will process Spanish food that
'will be sold to different stores and restaurants.
Boutique de la Isla is located at 3309c U.S:' 7 N. in Bowling Green, an4
can be reached at'375-2475. i .
WNew business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Shayla
Bryan at 773-3255 with your business news.


Deuteronomy 32.39-40 (NIV)


ANIMAL FUND-RAISING


PHOTO-BY JIM KELLY
Ashley Kershner and her mother Lisa Stoner of Peace River Refuge and Ranch east of Zolfo
Springs are selling $25 raffle tickets for a 1977 European-style Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. The
drawing will be June 18, with 1,500 tickets printed. James Sellers bought four tickets Saturday at
the Bread Board fundraiser for the Lions Club. The refuge is on 90 acres along ,Steve. Roberts
Special and has over 150 animals, including 16 big cats, 28 primates, 70 Egyptian fruit,bats, 3
bears, 2 wolves, bison and gopher tortoises. Tickets can be purchased by calling 735-0804 or on-
line at www.peaceriverrefuge.org. The refuge relies on donations and suffered $200,000 in dam-
ages from the 2004 hurricanes. The damages were not covered by insurance and no government
funds have been received to date, said Stoner, who owns with ranch with her husband Kurt. The
animals daily eat 100 pounds of dry food. The refuge adopted 100 animals in September 2003
when the Sarasota-Bradenton Children's Zoo closed abruptly. This prevented the animals from
being euthanized by the state.


SATURDAY
All the people of the earth are as
nothing- when compared to
God; He does whatever He
thinks best among the hosts of
heaven, as well as here among
the inhabitants of earth. No one
, can stop Him or challenge Him,
saying "What do you mean by
doing these things?"
SDanel 4 35 (TL'j)

SUNDAY
Who is a God like YoU, who par-.
donis and forgives. sin and for-
gives the transgression of His
children. You do not stay angry
forever, but delight to show
mercy..
SMicah 7:18 INIV)

MONDAY
Worship and serve God with a
clean heart and a willing mind,
tor the Lord sees every heart
and understands and 'knows
every thought. If you seek Him,
you will find Him.
I Chronicles 28 9. I'Cv) ;:c

TUESDAY'
We live within the shadow of the
Almighty, sheltered by the God
wnho is above all gods. -This I
declare, that He alone is my
refuge, my place of safety. He is
my God, and I am trusting Him.
Psalms 91 1-2 (TLB)

'WEDNESDAY
This is the plan determined for
the whole world: This is the
hand stretched out over all the
nations. For the Lord Almighty
has purposed, and who can
thwart Him: His hand is
stretched out, and who can turn
it back?
Isaiah 14:26-27 (NIVI
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy, Bible: (KJV)..King James
Version; (NCV) New Century
Version; (NEB) New English Bile,
(NIV) New International Version;
(RSV) Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips 'Modern English;
and (TLB) The Living Bible.


I would not waste the spring-
time of my youth ip idle dal-
liance; I would plant rich seeds
to blossom in my manhood, and
bear fruit when I am old..
-Hillhouse


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas


.Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.


Memories are made.of this. Several years ago my column on a given
Thursday was my form of a tribute to my dad. He has been in heaven for
30, some years, but I still miss him. Looking'at myself in the mirror is like
seeing my dad and his mother reincarnated in me. Daddy looked just like
his mother and I'm a spitting image of my dad. I look like him, right down,
to the glasses, thin hair with a receding hairline (it probably didn't bother
him as much as it does me.)
He liked peace and quiet and was notra social person just like me. The'
education he got following high school was a Scranton correspondence
course, mine was by attending the college of hard knocks. He. and his
mother before him was short and stocky as am I. Dad was a good person
taught the men's Bible class for years.TI'm not sure I measure up to him ini
that category, but I try.
If your dad is still living, doh'tforget to tell him you love him. Don't
assume he already kno\ s that. He probably does but I can guarantee it will
make you both feel a whhole lot happier if you put your love in words. If
your dad has gone on to his reward, and you have children, tell.them you
love them. Remember, the family who prays together, stays together.



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Look On The Bright Side
By David Kelly


,: :The following is an excerpt from a graduation message I gave on May
22: : ..
H ebrews 6:7-20 says, "For land that has drunk the rains that often fall
on it, and produce.s,a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated,
receives a blessing from God. (8) But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is
worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. (9) Though
Se speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better
things, things that belong to salvation. (10) For. God is not so unjust as to
overlook your work and the love that you showed for His sake in serving
the saints, as you still do. (11) And we desire each one of you to show the
same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, (12) so
that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and
patience inherit the promises. (13) For when God made a promise to
Abraham, since He had no one greater by whom to swear, He swore by
Himself, (14) saying, 'Surely I will bless you and multiply you.' (15) And
thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
"(16) For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in
all their disputes an oath is final. for confirmation. (17) So when God
desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the
.' unchangeable character of His purpose, He guaranteed it with an oath, (18)
so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,
we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast
to the hope set before us. (19) We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor
of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, (20)
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a High
PEriest forever after the order of Melchiszedek "
Verses 7 and 8 show us there are "two ti pes of ground." And verses.
9-12 tell us as Christians we should "encourage Christians to carry on with
earnest, and with energy, imitating Christ through faith and patience. To
imitate we must be active.
S Then in verses 13-20 we see that "God keeps His promises." There are
two reasons: God can't lie, Jesus is our Savior, our Hope has already
entered the Holy of Holies (not once a year) but is ever present before our


The Newest Angel"

Listen close and you can hear,
SA brand new voice singing.
S Angels praising around God's thrown,
S Heaven's bells ringing.
S, A choir sings a love song,
To the lamb of God on high,
S"Just As I Am," I hear it now,
And "Sweet By And By."
This choir is full of saints,
That endured until the end.
They ran the race, kept the faith,
S And now they've entered in.
f I listen real close, : ,
I can hear his voice so clear. ,
It's full of joy and happiness,
Love, laughter and cheer.
He's the newest angel in the choir,
God took him home to stay.
And when my life on earth is through,
I'll see him again one day.
But, until then, I'll keep pressing on,
Working for my wings.
And just like him in Heaven's choir,
You're going to hear me sing.
So, now I'll listen closer,
Through those dark, lonely times.
So I can hear this brand new voice,
Sing a song to heaven's chimes.
Penny Johnson
Wauchula
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God as our High Priest forever.
S How do we prepare our souls/soil for God's grace that is free and falls
like rain? Hopefully we will allow Christ to cultivate our hearts. Hebrews
5:11-14 says we must allow our hearts to be trained by constant practice,
(14) "But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained
themselves to distinguish: between good and evil."
Let's look at verses 7 and 8 again, "For land that has drunk the rains
* that often fall on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is
cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles,
it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned."
We see there are two types of land, one that produces fruit and one that
is worthless and is to be burned. Which are you? There is no in between
field!
How do you get a piece of land ready to receive rain? We live in
Florida where our dirt is sand, but if this sand is prepared right, it makes
beautiful orange groves or watermelon fields. But it doesn't just happen by
dropping a seed in the ground. It takes a lot of effort by a lot of people, and
you can't quit halfway through.
Growing up, my stepfather farmed watermelons. Sometimes we plant-
ed 100 acres.or more from seed and sometimes when "Mother Nature"
.quashed that idea, we would plant little plants. But that was long after the
field was cut, disked, plowed, planted wind breakers in, and water for irri-
gation piped in and on and on. Then these little plants were looked after, yet
they still encountered rain, wind, predators that were out of our hands.
Some were lost yet many became mature fruit-bearing plants. But it didn't
stop there. Then came the harvest, which produced a whole other set of
problems to work through. But in the end, the blessings of a job well done
could be seen.
That's a lot like a Christian community. We sometimes struggle to have
children, then we have them. Some of us lose them, some feel like quit-
ting bn them halfway. Yet many of us are blessed with a maturing young
Christian who one day graduates high school and ventures out on his own,
facing trials of many kinds much worse than wind, rain and animals. They
stand firm through heartache, peer pressure, mixed moral messages. We
hope and pra\ they stand firm.
S But some drop and are bruised, some broken. Yet we continue to look
after them. and through all their trials we stand back and see the sweetness
of a blessing from God, because the land was well prepared. If Christ has
pierced their hearts and prepared them for the rain, they are able to be open,
confessional and honest with themselves and others .because they know
Christ is able to use dirty, messy soil to produce beautiful fruit.
There is also another way a field receives rain, it rejects it altogether.
The land is not cut, cultivated, fertilized or prepared in any \ ay. The rain
simply runs off this land and is of no use. This is just like a non-Christian.
Someone who has rejected Christ, refuses His Word and cannot be blessed
by His grace. He simply becomes bitter and hard like a thorny bush. And in
the end this person is eternally separated from God and is fit to be burned
just like a piece of ground that is not an, good.
Christ is either in our hearts enabling us to recei e blessings from God,
or Christ is not in our lives and we continue to produce idols in our hearts
That bear thorns and thistles.
Continued next n eck.


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By Penny Johnson
Q&A With A Biblical Perspective


WHY DO THE WICKED PROSPER?
Q: Why do wicked people seem to prosper more than Christians?
This question has been heavy on my heart. I'm a Christian and I love
the Lord, go to church, live right, pay, my tithes yet I never seem to get
ahead. I look around and see others who live like the devil but seem to
be getting the best jobs, more money, finest cars and the fanciest hous-
es. Why?
Signed, Discouraged
A: This may seem like a million-dollar question, but the answer is very
simple: God's great mercy.
If we were given all the power God has for one day, we would make a
mess of things. We'd go around zapping everyone we didn't agree with or
we disliked. But, God is merciful. He gives people time to turn from their
wicked ways and serve Him.
It's never God's will to destroy people or to put them in poverty.
People destroy themselves through sin. He allowed Noah to build the ark
for over 100 years. Why? Because he was giving the people time to repent.
He allowed the Canaanites over 400 years to repent and turn away from
worshiping idols before He stormed in and took the land by force. He gave
Nineveh a warning through Jonah. Why? To give them time to repent
before He destroyed them.
The question is, when does God say enough is enough? Those people
who may be prospering today may lose everything tomorrow. My uncle
once said, Don't shun people going up because you'll pass them coming
down."
I once had a very rich aunt, and I envied her growing up. Then one day
she made the statement: "Money isn't everything when your lonely." So,
are the wicked really prospering? Have they really achieved success or are
they just empty souls trying to buy happiness, trying to fulfill a void only
God can fill in their lives?
Don't get me wrong. I believe it's God's will for His people to prosper
(3 John 1:2). I don't think it's wrong for.God's people to live in nice hous-
es, drive fancy cars and have financial stability. Galatians 6:9 says, "And let
us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint
not." Let me encourage you that your due season could be right around the
corner.
The children of Israel wondered around the wilderness for 40 years and
one day-God said, "Just o\ er that Jordan is your land of promise. The land
that flows with milK and hone,." Sometimes it seems like we Christians are
in the Jordan Rl.er, but just remember on the other side is the Land of
Promise. Just keep doing good, keep your eyes on Jesus and don't worry
about what others have. I promise one day you will receive your just
reward.
Signed Penny
For answers with a biblical perspective, send your questions to Signed
Penny, P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873, or e-mail penny5@earth-
link.net.

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H.O.RPE. of Hardee provides a variety of services for those 60
years of age and older who meet eligibility requirements.
Chore seasonal cleaning & household maintenance;
Congregate Meals One hot nutritious meal served daily
at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center (transportation
available)
Emergency Alert Response Electronic surveillance
service that monitors frail homebound elderly; 24 hours,
seven days a week surveillance;
Home Delivered Meals One hot nutritious meal provided
daily to your home, five days per week;
Homemaker Housekeeping and laundry;
Personal Care.- Assistance with bathing and dressing;
Respite Care In the home relief to the Caregiver of a
functionally impaired older person;
Home Care for the Elderly A monthly stipend paid to a
Caregiver to care for theneeds of an elderly client in
their care.
Hurricane Disaster Program Repairs homes damaged
by 2004 hurricanes and removal of hurricane related
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Call toda3 to make your
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40 ac. & 20 ac. groves in Villa
Citrus area of Hardee Co.
Listed for $6,500/ac!
Frontage on Hwy 17 N. South of
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$1,000,000!
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$360,0001,
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Outstanding home in
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Excellent secluded homesile at
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with dble road frontage.
$780,000!
S9.5 + ac. homesite, near Lake
Letta and Highlands Ridge N
Golf Course. Enjoy golfing,
fishing and other water recre-
ation in beautiful Sebring,
Florida. Call for more details!
19;83 acs. on Alderman Rd, Ft.
Green. Would make a nice
homesite. $15,000/ac! Can
divide.
80 acs. with paved road
frontage. 40 acs. in grove and
remainder is 50% improved.
Beautiful homesite. $10,000/ac!
S40 ac. grove in eastern Hardee
SCo. $260,000! ,
4 BR, 2 bath, 2 story home with
CentralA/H has'covered piicnic
area and 2 barns. Situated on 2+
wooded acres. $195,000!


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DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS, pumps,
starting at $195., injectors, turbos,
misc. tractor repairs, clutches, engine
rebuilds. 863-385-5596 9:2-12:29:05p



94 CHEW VAN. 4.3, V-6 needs trans. &
battery. Set up to be a tow vehicle,
$500. ALSO, tow equipment to tow
personal vehicle behind semi-trailer.
$400. Both for S800. 863-767-0909.
6:9p
FORD EXPLORER XLT, AWD, loaded,
leather interior, mag wheels, mobile
cell phone included, $5900. 773-4379.
6:9-16p
DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS. See
Agriculture. 9:2-12:29,'05p


Friends at Victory Praise Center,
Bowling Green ... Hi, Michael and I
just wanted to take the time to thank
each and every one of you who had a
part in making our wedding, and
reception so very nice. We love you
all, and appreciate everyone making
our night so special. Thank you for all
that you did, your love, support and
prayers, and we ask that you continue
to remember us in your prayers. I
.won't thank each person individually
for fear that I will forget someone, just
know that each of you have a very,
special place in my heart. Your kind-
ness, your hard work, your love, will
never be forgotten. I want you to know
that we are doing great and are very
happy. God Bless you each and every-
one ... Michael and Shanna Couture,
Clearwater. 6:9nc


London's Big Ben is named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the Chief Com-
missioner of Works when the bell was cast. ..

10 W. Main Street
Topsy See W auchula,. FL 33873
REAL ESTATE 773-5994

NE IISW Vel nice hof f Wauchula. 3BR/2Bth. Hard wood
nfooI Fr e th n)31l sidingne/roof. approx. 2308 S.F. Just out-
sidery li Tfl$135,Sd'.
NEW LISTING-You must see this beautiful older home in
Wauchula. 4Br/2Bth. Frame with vinsl siding. Completely remodeled,
New Metal roof. Designed with Mother-ln-Law Apt. Assisted living
group home or 2 apts. Call for app. $187,000.
Large acreage recreational property. Call for info.
Approx. 10 acres in Golfview. For $75,000
Looking for a commercial building? Check out this log cabin on Hwy.
17 in Wauchula. Call for details
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
We have several buyers interested in vour house even if it needs repairing.
Call us with vour info.
Topsy See, broker 'anette See, associate s-


Check out more listings at
www.ourhomesite.comtwauchularealtors


DRIVERS LOCAL CLASS A or B
Be home every day and make $800. to $900 per week.
Great benefits including health, dental, life, vacation,
generous 401K plan, and credit union. Late model, well
maintained equipment, stable company in business for
32 years. Two years experience and good driving
record required. DOT physical and drug screen. Call
today or apply in person, 863-534-1575, or 800-940-
1575, 4001 Noralyn Mine Rd., Bartow, FL. Drug free
work place, ADA, EEO. ci6:9,16c


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
OUR NEW STARTING RATE PAY IS $9.00 PER HOUR
Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation, Inc., is
currently accepting applications for the following positions:
R.S.A.'s Weekend shift or'part-fime. HS Diplomra- d.".
G.E.D. $9.00 per hour starting rate.
C.N.A.'S 2nd, 3" and Weekend shifts available. Current
Florida Licensure & HS Diploma or GED required, expe-
rience preferred. C.N.A.'s start at $9.50.
RN B Shift-Full time. Current Florida License BS or
AS required. $28 32 per hour.
THERAPISTS PT, OT & SLP part-time positions, Sat.
& Sun., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. @ Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc., located in Wauchula, FL.
Competitive salary. Current FL Licensure is required.
Submit resume to annettedhrt(finr.net or fax to
(863) 773-2041.
*SWITCH BOARD Operator Responsibilities: Answer
and direct incoming/outgoing calls. Must answer clearly,
consistently, timely and with courtesy. Enforce all tele-
phone protocols. Qualifications: One year switchboard
and clerical experience preferred. Hours are 3-10 PM
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS. High school diploma or
GED and must be 18 years old.

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 out an application, fax
resume to 863-773-9293 or e-mail to hrinfo@finr.net.
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
2&3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $447 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with
one family member receiving 50% or more of
their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD# 1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity.

iAHORA ARQUILANDO!
SATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 y 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes
de 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Mensualidades de renta comenzando
de $447 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y
desabilitados. Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de
familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de Ingreso grueso
annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
,l.- ,: ,.-. Llame,-The Palms.al: 863-773-3809
(TDD# 1-800-955-8771)
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We are a 120 unit apartment property, 48 units are
designated for people working in the Farm Industry. At
this time we have 2 and 3 bedroom vacancies for imme-
diate move-ins for qualified applicants that work in the
Farm industry, and we are taking applications for
upcoming vacancies for non-farmer worker units. To
qualify, you must meet our resident qualification criteria.

We have dishwashers, stoves, washer/dry hook-ups,
:and washer/dryer rentals (limited quantities), carpeting,
ceramic tile floors, large closest, and the 2/3 bedroom~
apartments offer 2 full bathrooms. We have a car-care
area, :a large playground. volleyball area, beautifully
landscaped grounds, gazebo with grills, ample parking,
and we are a gated community. For more information
regarding your new home, please contact us at
Country Manor Apartments
S(863) 773-6640 or fax us at (863) 773-6679.
Monday through Friday 10:00 to 6:00
Equal Housing Opportunity


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Residential Remodeling
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PART TIME SECRETARY wanted for
fast paced office. Must be good with
people, organized, bi-lingual A plus,
able to type and have some computer
skills. 25-30 hours a week. Please
reply at CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES
located directly across from Winn-
Dixie on Hwy 17. 6:9p
DIETARY AIDE PT for 79 bed long-
Sterm care facility to do tray set up, run
dishwasher and general cleaning. If
you enjoy working with the elderly
come join our team. Apply in person
at: Hardee Manor Healthcare Center,
401 Orange Place, Wauchula, FL
33873. 6:9c
P/T CUSTODIAL work position. Local
church is looking to hire a custodian
Sto work two days per week (16 hours)
cleaning their facility. Experience pre-
ferred. Pay based upon experience.
Please call the church office at 773-
9243 for more information and to set
up an interview. 6:9tfc


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ALL AROUND CARPENTER with reli-
able transportation & tools. For Infor-
mation please call Staton Inc. @ 863-
375-3113 or 863-781-4460 12:23ffc
B or C TECHNICIAN NEEDED for
growing service dept. In family-orient-
ed dealership. Excellent benefits, 5-
day work week. Must have your own
tools. Certification a plus, but not nec-
essary. Call Monroe at Crown Ford,
Wauchula. (863)773-4113 1:13tfc
$1,000 SIGNING BONUS; BULK truck
drivers and service personnel. Coker
Fuel, Inc., 231 W. Main St., Wauchula
2:24tfc
WE ARE NOW HIRING experienced
teachers ready to teach in a learning
environment. We want teachers that
are ready to teach and learn. If you
have any experience or early child-
hood education please call me at
(863) 767-0639 and ask for Bessie or
Ms. Cortez. 6:9p


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661 Fax (863) 453-2437
www.sfcc.cc.fl.us


POSITION VACANCIES
BOOKSTORE MANAGER Full-time, year-round position to. operate
College Bookstore and oversee Central Services functions.
Responsibilities include ordering books and supplies, keeping accurate
sales and Inventory records; and assisting students, staff members, and
the general public with selection of goods. A degree in business related
field is preferred. At least 3 years of management/supervisory experience
required Excellent communication skills required Preference will be
given to individuals with retail management experience. Position involves
moderately heavy manual work, including lifting and moving. Salary:
Competitive Application Deadline. 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 21,2005.
LEAD MAINTENANCE HARDEE* Full-time, year round position
responsible for cleaning and maintaining the educational facilities at
South Florida Community College's Hardee Campus. General mainte-
nance and supervisory experience preferred. Must be a self-starter and
have a positive attitude. Position involves moderately heavy manual
work. including lifting and moving. Hourly pay rate $9.13 to $10.22.
Application deadline: 5 p.m.. Friday June 17, 2005.
BOOKSTORE CLERK* Part-time, year-round position to assist
Bookstore Manager in the operation of the College Bookstore. At least
one year of full-time or equivalent part-lime employment as a cashier is
required, preferably in a retail merchandising function Experience in
other public contact positions, as well, is preferred. Hourly pay rate:
$7 71 ($7.94 effective 7/1/05). Open until filled.
Full-time positions offer a comprehensive benefits package including
retirement, medical & life insurance, vacation, and sick leave.
*Veteran's-preference may be claimed for this position.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I (Avon
Park), at any SFCC campus/center or on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE-
LY: Cashier, stock, and daily cleaning
persons. Full or part-time, Duette
County Store. Intersection of SR62 &
CR39, Manatee County. Call Lenora at
(941) 776-1097. 6:9-16c
TWO half day preschool teachers.
773-4701. 6:9-16p

HOSPICE OPPORTUNITIES
Satisfying Challenges,
Countless Rewards
Good Shepherd Hospice
Providing compassionate
care giving to our patients
and their families and pro-
viding our staff with satis-
Sfying and rewarding
careers in a welcoming,
friendly environment. The
following positions are
available in Highlands and
Hardee Counties:
Master's of Social Work
Full-Time
We are seeking a counselor to
provide psychosocial assessment
and services to patients and fami-
lies in their homes. LCSW pre-
ferred. End of, life care experi-
ence a plus.
RN, Case Manager
Full-Time,>M-F (8a-5p)
Responsible for assessing and
identifying patient/family needs
and using a palliative and sup-
portive process in coordination
with the Plan of Care and
Interdisciplinary team.
RN, Per Diem
Responsible for assessing and
identifying patient/family needs
and providing hospice and pallia-
tive care services in coordination
with Plan of.Care. Flexible part-
time hours available on Saturday
and Sunday.
Interested candidates should
send resume to:
Human Resources,
fax (863) 687-6977
or
call (863) 682-0027.
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* Land Clearing
" Excavation
" Site Prep
* Tree & Debris Removal
* Citrus Tree Removal
* Demolition
* Front End Loader
* Experienced Operator
* Competitive Rates
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FT or PT Handyman/lawn mainte-
nance person. Must have transporta-
tion. Call for interview appointment, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. 941-737-4001. 6:9p
COUNTRY CLUB Liquor Store.
Minimum 20 hours per week. Must be
21. Starting salary $7/hour. Call Sheila
between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 375-9988.
6:9c
NANNY NEEDED Winter Haven area.
Experience with children required.
Excellent pay and benefits. Call (863)
258-6156. 6:9c


BOOKREEPER/Office Manager for
busy manufacturer in Sebring. Fax
resume to (239) 566-3994. 6:2-30p

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
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Bulldozers, Backhoes,
.Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: May 31st
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com


RIGGERS OR LAMINATORS for boat'
manufacturer. Experienced. Sebrlng
area. Call (863) 385-3501. 6:2-30p
WANTED GROUNDSKEEPER/mainte-
nance man. Apply in person. Pioneer
Creek RV Resort--138 E Broward,
Bowling Green. 6:2-9c
GARDENER/LABORER, regular pt
work $7.50, Lmestone/Lly area. Call
Dennis (863) 494-4687. 5:26-6:23p
LAUNDRY/HOUSEKEEPING Aide -
PT to do evening laundry and some
day housekeeping. Apply in person
to: Hardee Manor Care Center, 401
Orange Place, Wauchula, FL. 6:9c


THOUSAND TRAILS is taking applica-
tions for various seasonal/part-time
positions for the winter season at our
Peace River Preserve. Stop by the
Ranger Station & pick up an applica-
tion. No phone calls please Located
South of Wauchula on HWY 17.
Thousand Trails is an Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer. 6:9-16p


WOODS CITRUS TREE REMOVAL
help wanted no high school diploma
needed must be 18, must have own
transportation. 863-735-1819 or 863-
781-0554. 5:26-6:23p
CAREGIVERS, HHAs, CNAs needed.
Please call Beth at 285-8506 or 698-
6383. 5:19-6:16p
PEOPLE to work in our warehouse,
plant, and CDL drivers. Jobs have
great benefits package. Hours
Monday-Friday. Drivers home every
night. We are a drug-free workplace.
Apply in person at Florida Fertilizer.
5:5tfc


Aristotle was famous for know-
ing everything. He taught that
the brain exists merely to cool
the blood and is not involved in
the process of thinking. This is
true only of certain persons.
-Will Cuppy


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FAX (863) 773-2173
AFTER HOURS CALL:
Gary Delatorre, Broker 863-832-0508
Jerry Carlton, Associate 375-2887
Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
Elva Whidden, Associate 773-5797
Dane Hendry, Associate 381-2769


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Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


BEAUTIFUL SHADED LOT on North Ohio Avenue with
12x60 mobile home In very good condition. Only
549,900
HIGHWAY 66 FRONTAGE. Zolfo Springs lot. S40,000

AIREAT LOCATIOIN forlft 1994 d.H on 10 Acres of
nde oak forest,

LARGE LOT corner of Main and Hwy 17 In Bowling
Green. 8200,000


Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.
WE SELL HUD HOMES, CALL US FOR LISTINGS
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Full Time Employee Needed
Office Position Available
BENEFITS:
Retirement Plan Health Insurance
Vacations:
Paid Holidays Paid personal Days
5 Day work Week
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Florida Fence Post Co., Inc.
5251 S.R. 64 West
P.O. Box 645
Ona, FL 33865
863/735-1361
Drug Free Work Place EOE
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


CHARMING TWO BEDROOM, 1 BATH concrete block
home in quiet neighborhood. Remodeled and ready for
new family. 589,900.
SECLUDED 24 ACRES, cabbage palms, oaks and other
natural Florida flora and fauna. Perfect for weekend
camping. $6,500 per acre.

HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE In Bowling Green. 80 x 118 lot.
$25,000.


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Classifieds


FT. MEADE -15 Sand Mountain Rd. 3
BR, 2 bath house for sale. 773-0881.
6:9c
3/1, CB, Country home. $65,000.
Serious Inquiries Only. 773-4526
6:2-9p
3 BDR/1 BA, located at 419 N. 9th
Ave., Wauchula. $69,500, no financ-
ing. (863)767-5310. 5:12-6:9
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LEFT OVER roofing supplies. Ridge
vents, plywood, coil nails, tar, etc.
OBO 743-0736 after 5 p.m. 6:9p
SHARP digital laser copier, $250.773-
4701. 6:9-16p
MASTER TOW tow dolly 2003,
$500. 735-0456 after 5 p.m. 6:9p
BOX OF Cow collection for $40. Call
735-1918. 6:9-7:7p


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HOSPITAL BED, retro couch and
chair, very old dresser with mirror.
Good Prices 735-9520 781-6379.
5:12-6:9p
DRUM PEDAL, DW 5002, double bass
pedal, top of-the-line, paid $350, sell-
ing for $200. James,,375-4797 1:6tfc
M o b i l H o

SKYLINE PARK MODELS for sale!
Models located at Little Charlie Creek
RV Park, 1850 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873. For more infor-
mation call (863) 781-9241, Wayne or
(863) 773-3161, Cindy. 6:2-8:25c


I Pets :


FREE 3 adult Jack Russells, 1
female, 2 male. 773-9345. 6:9dh
FREE MIXED breed pit bull (red)
needs good home. 863-781-1683.
6:9nc
ADOPT A PETI 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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I still have a full deck; I just
shuffle slower now.


ATTENTION! State Statu..- .28.29
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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CLOSING OUT! Must be sold!
Complete stock of plants, citrus trees,
miscellaneous supplies. Voogd
Growers. 9 am to dark. 773-4853.
6:9-7:7


WE BUY site built or manufactured
homes, vacant lots and acreage
Need Cashll $5 million worth of buy-
ing power Just a phone call away!
863-661-7308 Mr. B 7 days a week.
6:9p
VACANT LOT, out in the country,:
$12000,773-4526. 6:2-9-
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the power of dismissing from it'
all care and worry is probably:
one of the secrets of energy in:
our great men.


NEW & USED TIRES
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Tire Technician


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Noey Flores John Freeman Carolyn Jackson r.4anda ,ishoe Stee Lanier
** Whether you're buying or selling. The profes-
sionals at Flores & Flores, Inc. will be happy to
assist you. Let one of our associates help make
your Real Estate dreams come true.**


Help Wanted: General labor needed.
Construction/Mechanical knowledge a+. Valid
drivers license needed. Call (863) 773-2213 for
application and appointment. EOE DFWP cl6:2tfc


HELP WANTED
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
* Annual 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 cl6:9-30c


HELP WANTED

Full-Time
Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanic
Please Fax Resume To
(863)-773-3379.
cl6.9.16c

Nursery positions available now.

General help and person experienced
in spraying or willing to learn at our
Zolfo Springs location.

Supervisor position available at our-
Ft. Meade location.

Applicant must have a
valid ID & Social Security.

All positions are full time.

Apply in person at
Sunshine Foliage World
2060 Steve Roberts Special
S.Z Zolfo Springs, FL


GPS/PC TECHNICIAN
PAY RATE: 510.05(20,911.54)- $13.19(27,437.74)

Wanted for Hardee .County ITS Department.
Surveying, drafting, GIS/CAD, or any relevant college
or trade school training. Collect, maintain, and update
GPS data related to County infrastructure. Basic
knowledge of computer Operating System (OS) and
Internet skills. High School Graduate or acceptable
equivalency diploma, and basic knowledge with
geographic coordinate systems. Assist County
departments in providing information technology. Job
description posted: on County website:
www.hardeecounty.net. Applications accepted ih the
Human Resource Dept, 205 HancheyRoad, Wauchula,
FL 33873, (863) 773-2161. Open until filled. EOE -
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RESTROOMS WATER ELECTRIC
781-1062 4:21fc


421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, CB $65,000.
15 Acres Rhynn Road currently in grove. Well & Irrigation system & drain
tile. $12,000 per acre.
1.06 acres, zoned C-2. Just east of new Northbound U.S. 17. Excellent
potential for warehouses or light manufacturing. Priced to sell. $50,000.
Beautiful wooded 5 acres; like new DW/MH, 3/2, Central H/A, 5138 Deer
Run Road. $120,000.
3 Rental houses in Ona. Current rental income $900 per month. $70,000.
50 acres more or less close to town. Frontage on 2 paved roads. $9,500 per
acre.
170 College Lane. 2BR 1 Btfh Central -1/A- "Wg e ~ded lot 569,500.
2 parcels, 1-5 ac. Grove 2 wells, corner of Steve Roberts and Greenleaf.
And 22 acres MOL Grove, deep well, corner of Barlow Rd. and S.R. 64E.
W/MH.





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OU IRSAREO ALEVRDY


Any old hillbilly can change a
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;aiid we prove: it!

Bo changes all
types of tires
Car, Semi,


Trailer, etc.


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Auto Technician


Mon Sat
8:00 5:00


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SWauchula
(across from First National Bank)
773-6667


Corner of Hwy 17 & Rea Rd.
Wauchula Hills
773-2011


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June 9, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 9B


The


1988 CROSS COUNTRY motor home,
bedroom in back, dual air, 2 color TVs,
generator, etc. $10,500. 863-767-5310.
5:12-6:9p

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APARTMENTS for rent. Call for more
Info, 773-0881. 6:9c
4 BR, 2 BATH Double-wide mobile
home. 773-0881 for more Info. 6:9c
1 BR, 1 BA, living room, large lot,
$475. Call after p.m. (407) 908-5161.
6:9-16p
3 BR, 1 1/2 BA mobile home, (863)
453-3400 daytime or (863) 399-3333.
6:9-16p


2/BR MOBILE HOME, clean, quiet
family park, Wauchula. No pets. $350
month, plus $250 deposit. (863) 773-
3275 (863) 698-4908. 6:2-
30p
ADULT MOBILE home park, Crystal
Lake. 1 park model and 1 travel trailer.
767-8822. 5:26tfc
NEED SOMEONE to share house rent
and expenses, children and horses
welcome, 781-2493. 5:25-6:23p
2/BR MOBILE HOME, clean, quiet
family park, Wauchula. No pets. $350
month, plus $250 deposit. (863)773-
3275-(863)698-4908. 5:5-6:9p
3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, Wauchula, available
July 1st. First, Last and Security
required. 781-0982. 6:2-30p


1337 HWy. 17 South
S Wauchula
773-4900


2,280
Quadras de Casa


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Por solamente
$654
P.I. con
credit aprobad
en tu ttrreno

4 Cuarto's, 2 Banos
Possible 5 Cuartos, 3 Banos
Cocina Grande con
Refrigerador, Estufay,
Lavaplatos.


Help Wanted
Office position available with responsibilities including:
: Receptionist duties
*Accounts Payable
*Accounts Receivable
Payroll '
*General Ledger :.' "

SApplicant should be proficient in Microsoft Office
(Word, Excel, & Outlook), and have 3-5 years
bookkeeping experience. Prior experience with
bookkeeping software a plus.
SPlease send resume to:
SBox "B",
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


All applicants will be responded to.


Got a house to sell?



781-1062

and ask for Billy Hill!
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NEW LISTING! Hardee Count'y: 150 acres pasture with county road
frontage. Flowing creek, several farm wells and cow pens! Offered at
$11,500 per acre.
NEW LISTING! 4.5 acres South of Wauchula; improved with pond, well
and septic! Would make beautiful home site! Listed for $90,000! Ask for
Ben Gibson.
10.07 ac. improved pasture, deep watering hole, small farm well. Good
home site and suitable for horses. Offered at $10,500 per acre!
Build your new home! 20 ac. on South Bailey Road close to Wauchula!
Citrus grove w/microjet irrigation and diesel power unit! Listed for $12,000
per acre.
Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road. Good home sites on paved road! Listed
for $20,000 per acre!
15 ac. Hamlin grove pased road frontage. 6" diameter deep well with elec-
tric submersible pump. Only $13,000 per acre!
COIMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Large corner parcel on new Northbound US
17! Cleared and ready to build! Listed at $245,000!
118 acres development property on US 98 near US 27. Presently in good
quality citrus grove. Offered by bid onl.!
.Only two lots left of these 1.12 acre rural residential home sites on paed road
very near Wauchula. Deed restricted area. Listed at $24,900 per home site!
24,000 SF commercial lot at corner of Heard Bridge Road and Townsend
Street, just 1 block East of Northbound US 17! Just $45,000!
PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE PROPERTY TO SELL
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
Sales Associates
(altar rourS)


Mary Rollins
Ben Gibson


(863) 773-9673
(941) 737-2800


Robert Jones
Brian Pohl


(863) 781-1423
(863) 773-6563


We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and [B
Multiple Listing Service, and can service other Realtors' listings. 6:gc


Classified.s


ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


M&R Lawncare, mowing, bush hog-
ging. Call 773-4698 or 773-6372.
6:2-30
CENTRAL PUMP & IRRIGATION, INC.,
(863) 773-6259. Services iflclude aer-
ators, house pumps, new installation
& repair on yard systems. 5:26tfc
KENNY HARRIS PRESSURE cleaning
& painting. Commercial & residential.
Licensed and insured. (863) 735-
8863, (863) 381-0874. 5:19-7:28p
D.C. PHONE SERVICE. Residential
and small business installation &
repair. Specializing in mobile homes,
35 years experience.,863-773-9179.
5:19-8:25p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE, free esti-
mates, residential, reasonable prices.
781-7360,767-0577. 5:19-6:23p

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Estimates &
Beep:
157*136*7113 1(863)735-0770
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UP
AVILBL


FARRIER work. We trim horses. 863-
781-1449. 4:28ftc
B SEE
SOUND
Pro-Audio for any event. 773-6375.
4:4-8:4p
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
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PUMP TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
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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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND'ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
bon't Know Where
To Turn For Help?
CALL THE CRISIS LINE
1 (800) 500-1119


Carol Tomblin CAROLS
OwnerCAROL'S
POOL
SERVICE
10 Years Expenence -
Certified & Insured
Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806
P.O. Box 974 Avon Park, FL 33826
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To sit in the shade on a fine day,
and look upon verdure is the
mostiperfectLrefreshment.


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) lI


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Attention:
gospel tingers

Gulf State Quartet
has as inunediate
opening for
Baritone Vocalist.

Must be willing to
travel most week-
ends.
Paid Position.
773-9123
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PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
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Bobeat gorvieo Tre Trimming
Complete Tree Removal

*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089


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*TEST FACILITIES ON SITE
*STATEWIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY


CAT Komatsu Deere Kawasaki
Hitachi Kbelco Volvo Case Linkbelt
Rexroth Sundstrand Poclain
Linde Staffa cl6:2-6:30p


LES LASKY
1-800-276-0891
Cell 813-220-9170
Fax 727-845-5754
New Port Richey, FL


Teacher Year round Science teacher for juvenile
justice facility near Arcadia. Positions require
Bachelor's degree and certification or eligibility.
Salary $32,500. Excellent benefits and vacation
packages. Fax resumes to 863-993-4521 or email
carol.duncan(desoto.k12.fl.us EOE/DFWP cI:9


HELP WANTED
(2) PART TIME LABORERS: The Town Council of Zolfo
Springs, Florida, will accept applications for two part-time
laborers. These positions will be for up to 35 hours per week,
flexible hours, and a salary of $6.50 per hour.
The successful applicant must have physical strength and
agility to perform manual labor. Must have the ability to oper-
ate lawn equipment, tractors, trucks, etc. and to follow oral
and written instructions. Knowledge of plumbing a plus.

Applications will be accepted at Town Hall during regular
business hours from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Applications will be accepted through June 17, 2005. The
Town Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and
all applications.
The Town of Zolfo Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
c16:2.9. 16


Hardee


Wauchula
505 N. 6th Ave. C
(across from First National Bank)
773-6667

County's Best


Wauchula Hills
cornerr of Hwy 17 & Rea Rd.
773-201'1

Sales Team!





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REALTY INC.


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
BUYERS AVAILABLE! WE NEED YOUR LISTINGS -CONTACT US TODAY!
UNTER'S PARADISE! See this 40 acre tract with SEE THIS PARK MODEL D/WV M/H on nicely land-
lenty of wildlife; small creek: property can be dimid- escaped corner lot: 2B/2Bth, 1656 square feet, some fur-
d. $420,000 nature included in sale. $85,000.
UMNIER'S HERE! Enjo) this lonely in ground pool INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 30 Acres and 4B/2Bth
long with this 3B/1.5Blh, CB home, new roof, new tiled DW M/H: property is fenced and cross fenced.
oors, new double paned windows, nice workshop. con- $400.000 CONTRACT PENDING
eniently located. $165,000
CLOSE TO MANATEE 5 acres cleared, fenced, and
B/1.5Blh Mobile home on secluded 17 acres: plenty of small pond. $95,000. CONTRACT PENDING
wildlife including, turkey, deer, and hogs. $175,000
20 Acres of bearing grove: 10 acres of Valencias, 10
IIGHWAY 17 SOUTH COMMERCIAL BUILDING acres of Hamlins: Two (2) 6" wells; good development
recently used for two seperate businesses: 2810 square property, road frontage on 2 sides: southwestern
Bet; face brick, new roof; paied parking. Call for Hardee County. $300,000.
details! $275,000.
23.8 Acre Hamlin grove, road frontage. dual purpose.
$350,000. CONTRACT PENDING
SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON................773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADANIMS ............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: NMIKEY COLDING.................781-1698 REALTOR
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK..........781-1226 69c


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1 drugs?
Monday
ichael's
ge Rd.,
Saturday


DO YOU HAVE a problem with
Narcotics Anonymous meets
nights 7:30 p.m. at St. M
Catholic Church, Heard Brid
Wauchula and Friday and S
nights 7 p.m. at First Me
Church, Corner of Grape &
St., Bowling Green.
LET US PICK up junk cars out
yard. Will buy old farm t
Crooms- 773-0637.
JT PAINTING & Pressure C
Free estimates. (888) 689-818
11:1
PARKER FILL DIRT, tree r
stump removal, dragline, tra
land clearing, shell, clay, t
loader, bulldozer, dump trucl
2415.


LARGE CHINA closet full of
lots of jewelry, central A/H ui
of summer hats, lots of beds
sale. We carry large bandar
also carry men's work c
Edna's Place.


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7-12 .Hardee
Manor (Nursing Home) 6:9c
3 FAMILIES, 8:00 a.m. until ??
Saturday, 3432 Palmetto St., Zolfo
Springs. 6:9?
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-2, Collectables,
unopened toys, etc. Murphy Rd., off
64 W. 6:9p
SATURDAY, 362 Altman Rd. Furniture,
ceiling fan, light fixture, door, tires, TV,
housewares, clothes, toys. 6:9p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7-?, 507 E. Bay
St. Lots of Stuff! 6:9p
SATURDAY, 7-?; 1026 Briarwood Dr.,
Wauchula. Furniture, clothes, misc.
6:9o


methodist By JOAN SEAMAN
Church Of The Herald-Advocate
Area motorcyclists are invited to
7:18tfc the June 11 "Heartland
Sof your Invitational."
reactors.
2:24tfc "We're hoping they'll be a part of
leaning. our June event this year," said
8 Justin Williams, who oversees the
18-6:29p monthly Second Saturday Nite
emoval, Cruise.
ck hoe, Sponsored by the Sebring
op soil, Downtown Merchants and
ks. 735 Professional Association, the event
S:9t includes a special Best In Show"


crystal, The intoxication of anger, like
nits, lots that of the grape, shows us to
s, all on others, but hides us from our-
nas. We selves. We injure our own cause
clothing in the opinion of the world when
6:9c we too passionately defend it.


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.)


'T N T ILL PIZT. l NC
Dirt, Sand, Shell, Washout, Citrus Tree Removal, Land
Clearing. Building House.Pads and Driveways
3721 E Main St Tim Parrish
Wauchula F (863) 781-3342 !
33873 Nextel
office 158*17*31234
(863) 773-9446 We Accept Most Malor Credit Cards



Lawn Service Tree Cutting Tree Removal
SFree Estimates *

Sunshine Lndscoping Service
SWauchula, ln
S Lazaro Garcia
Owner


I Lic. #0808 (863)273-3747 I



For as little as
Nome $654-
C W.A.C. P.I .
1337 Hwy 17 South ON YOUR Lor
Wauchula
773-4900
2 ,280 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
h. OP Possible 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Sq Ft. Home Huge Kitchen. Fireplace
6:9c* Refrigerator Stove* Dishwasher *




Lone star
C o sctri.cwtic.O Cor-p -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
:Locally owned and operated

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






.A JS Tree Service


FREE ESTIMATES

767-0934 ,e 91,2 o33up 781-2783




Willis Duct Cleaning

and Insulation
"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


Please' call Buddy at (863)735-0407
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plaque for a two-wheeler singled
out by. the evening's sponsor.
"Really, everybody has a shot at
getting that trophy, whether they
have a cruiser, a chopper or a sport
bike," said Williams, who can be
reached at 863-382-3050 for more
information.
They are hoping to line North
Ridgewood Drive, off the down-
town Sebring circle, with "a vast
collection of two-wheeled vehi-
cles."
On the Second Saturday Nite
Cruise, there is always a wide vari-


Motorcycles Invited


To Monthly 'Cruise'


DONATION TO SCHOOL
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PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a
check for $625 to North Wauchula Elementary School. The
Chrysler division of Daimler Chrysler donated $50: to North
Wauchula Elementary for expenses involved in hosting the event
and an additional $5 for each demonstration drive completed.
Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler Pacifica, and Chrysler 300 vehi-
cles were provided for parents and friends to test drive and
examine. English provided the vehicles, and volunteers from the
dealership were on hand to assist. "Drive for the Kids is a great
program. We're interested in helping the schools, and everyone
has a good time," said Kevin Hanchey, sales manager of English.
"Parents are interested in testing the versatility of these vehi-
cles, and we are able to provide additional dollars to the school
at no cost to the community." From left are Sherri Albritton,
NWES principal, and Kevin Smith of English.

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HELP WANTED
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 diplo-
ma. $20,000 plus excellent benefits. Please fax resume to
Greg Clark at 863-491-5343 or e-mail to greg.clark()deso-
to.k12.fl.us EOE/DFWP. c 69C

SPayroll
Temporary or Federal and State
Permanent DesTaxes
1 ,lte.^ 'Deposits
Personnel and SOLUTIONS Tax Reports'
Payroll Services .Personnel Services Worker's Comp.
Payroll Services FICA
Year End W2's
CONTACT:
ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula
(863)773-9225
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GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Sand
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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490 cl4:28tf


Mobile: (941) 456-6507


ety of custom, classic and vintage.
cars as' well as an increasing
amount of motorcycles. Many day
motorcycle rides have also been
organized. Presently, the American
Legion Riders are collecting money
for Chris Goggins, an Army veter-
an who was injured earlier this year
in a motorcycle accident.
Finally, on tap is the second
Annual Run to the Heartland, spon-
sored by the Heartlands Rider
Association. Running Sept. 30
through Oct. 2, the event will
include street vendors and live
music on two stages on the Sebring
circle. Jerry "the Motorman"
Palladino has been invited to put on
riding demonstrations. He is best
known as the maker of the "Ride
Like a Pro" video series featured on
the "Born to Ride" television show.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
May 31, a theft on U. S. 17 South and a stolen vehicle on U. S. 17
South were reported.
The geoduck is a huge edible clam, found along the Pacific Coast.
Its shell is about six inches long, but the clam itself can weigh up to
six pounds.

YOU Can Appear In...

Reader Recipes
Do you make a delicious casserole, killer banana pudding or just
add a twist to an old favorite? If so, share your secret with our read-
ers. "Reader Recipes" is a weekly feature which relies entirely on
your input For it to be there, someone must share. Cooks, join In
this recipe exchange and we will print your name, town of residence
and brief personal quote along with your recipe. To appear in this
feature, send your name, town, a comment on your recipe and. the
recipe to: Reader Recipes, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873 or fax 773-0657.


Hiring Immediately
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.

Wauchula Center
Referral Clerk Full time position, healthcare experi-
ence, computer literate, bilingulal-Spanish a plus.
Part-time: Custodian Experience in cleaning (hospi-
tal, office, school, etc.)

Avon Park Center
Performance Improvement Asst. LPN with valid'FL
License, community health experience, performance
improvement training a plus.
Finance Admin. Asst. medical office exp., knowledge
of insurance, prepare bank deposits, computer literate.

Competitive salary, excellent medical/dental/vision/Rx
insurance, pension plan. Corporation pays for LTD & life
insurance. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon
Park, FL, 33825, Fax # (863) 452-3011. EOE/DFW .ci6:91,


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
June 6, Alejandro Carranza Carranza, 22, of 144 Melear Dairy Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Matt Tinsley and charged with tres-
passing on an occupied structure.

June 5, Juan Romero Rodriguez, 31, of 1518 Morales Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with retail
theft.
June 5, Christina Rodriguez, 22, of 682 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of petit theft.
June 5, Francisco Juarez Calderon, 27, P. O. Box 1801, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with possession of mar-
ijuana and failure to change registration.
June 5, Manuel Garza, 20, of 627 Green St., Wauchula, was arrested
by Dep. Todd Souther on Polk County warrants alleging failure to appear
in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and knowingly driving while license suspended.
June 5, Faustino "Tino" Ortiz, 16, of 2946 Clifton Bryan Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with burglary of a
structure and grand theft.
June 5, a residential burglary on Clifton Bryan Road was reported.

June 4, Joaquin Reyes Rodriguez, 18, of 520 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of disorderly conduct.
June 4, a fight on U. S. 17 North was reported.

June 3, Tina Marie Earnest, 32, of 23051 Edwards St., LaBelle, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias charging her with violation of pro-
bation (original charge DUI).
June 3, a residential burglary on CR 665, criminal mischief on Popash
Road and a theft were reported.
June 2, Lucino Segura Benites, 38, of unknown street, Wauchula, was
arrested by corrections Ofc. Pat Cassick on a Georgia warrant charging her
with violation of probation (original charge burglary).
June 2, Robert Henry Smith,.44, of 1995 W. County Line Road, Avon
Park, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a Hernando County warrant
charging him with violation of probation (original charge retail theft).
June 2, thefts on two locations on SR 62, Vandolah Road and S.
County Line Road, a tag stolen on Sally Place and a fight on SR 62 were
reported.
June 1, Yancey Bernard Clayton, 30, of 1234 Citrus Terrace Drive,
Sebring, was arrested by Dep. Eric Thompson on a Polk County warrant
charging him with grand theft.
June 1, Gary Otto Jones, 33, of 4920 E. County Line Road, bowlingg
Green, was arrested by Dep. Maria Hall on a Polk County warrant alleging
failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of marijuana.
June 1, Daniel Ross Pelham, 21, of 1565 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by corrections Ofc. Earl'Harrison on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation (original charge grand theft).
June 1, Jesus Lopez Jr., 32, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on a DeSoto County warrant charging him with non-
support.
June 1, Dimas Vasquez Guardiola, 45, of 4044 Dixianna Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
domestic battery. Dimas was also detained on a DeSoto County warrant
with a charge of non-support.
June 1, thefts on SR 64 W., Dena Circle, Louisiana St., and Clifton
Bryan Road, and a residential burglary on Whooping Crane Lane were
reported. : ;
May 31, Pao Tue Lee, 20, of 1211 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant alleging vid'oaton of
probation (original charge possession of cocaine).
May 31, Rico Garcia Cielo, 41, of 3005 Hickory Court, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable on a warrant alleging violation of pro-
bation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
May 31, Ramon Garcia, 31, of 1450 E. Gibson St., Arcadia, was arrest-
ed by Sgt. Kevin White on warrants charging him w ith violation of proba-
tion (original charges grand theft and grand theft auto).
May 31, Salomon Anselmo Salazar, 20, of 23 Yetter Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Maria Hall on a warrant alleging violation of proba-
tion (original charge DUI).
May 31, thefts at two locations on Martin Luther King Jr,, Avenue,.
Fussell Road and SR 62, and vehicles stolen on Appaloosa Lane and Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue were reported.
WAUCHULA
June 5, Justin Ashley Raulerson, 18, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with
domestic battery.

June 4, burglary of a conveyance on U. S. 17 North was reported.

June 2, criminal mischief was reported.
June Joaquin Sanchez-Telles, 40, of 1314 Bioadus Williams Road.
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Eric Thompson on a Polk County. war-
rant charging him with felony battery.

May 31, Darrell Antron Hines, 21, of 817 E. Main St.,'Wauchula, -was
arrested by Ofc. Angie Hill and charged with domestic battery.
May 31, Marco Antonio Gomez-Briones, 22, o'f 613:N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged. with disorderly
intoxication and trespass.
May 31, Gary Emerson McLeod, 40: of 220 S. 10th Ave., Wauchiula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with resisting arrest without
force and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
May 31, a theft on Indiana Ave. was reported.
BOWLING GREEN .
June 4, Marco Antonio Huerta, 17, of 417 Lake Branch Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Cororiado and charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a firearm, improper exhibition of a firearm, discharging a
firearm in. public and shooting into an occupied vehicle.
June 4, a residential burglary on Snelling Ave. was reported.

June 4, a theft on Mason-Dixon Ave. and a fight on Dixianna Drive
were reported.

May 31, a theft on Lynn St. and a fight on Dixianna Drive were report-
ed.


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June 9, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 11B


BALL DROP


Cops For Christ
By Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Sergeant


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN'AND FOR HARDEE COUNTy
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25 2005 CA 000 137

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA
a national banking corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELISEO SANTIAGO ET AL
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
a Final Judgment of Foreclosu
dated June 1, 2005, in the abi
styled cause, I will sell to the high
and best bidder for cash in the No
Front Door of the Hardee Cou
Courthouse, in Wauchula, Florida
.11:00 a.m. on the 22 day of Ju
2005, the following described proF
ty -set forth in the order of Fli
Judgment:
Tract 14: Begin at the NW come
of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section
34, Township 34 South, Rangi
25 East; Run Thence South 0
10' 00" West along the West line
of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 a dis
tance of 175.00 feet; thence Eas
on a line parallel to the NortI
lineof said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 s
distance of 261.54 feet for
point of beginning; Thence
South 0 10' 00" West on a liin
parallel to the West line of said
SW 1/4 of SE .1/4 a distance o
125.00 feet, thence East on a line
parallel to the North line qf SV
1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 87.11
feet, thence North 0" 10' 00" Eas
on a line parallel to the West llne
of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of 12!
feet; thence West on a line paral
lel to the West line of said SW
1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 87.11
feet to Point of Beginning
Hardee County, Florida.
Together with a 1957 SPTCF
Mobile Home, ID #573610121
"If you are a person with a disabi
who needs any accommodation
order to participate in this proce
ing, you are entitled, at no cost
you, to the provision of certain ast
tance. Please contact the Office
the Court Administrator, (863) 5
4690, within two (2) working days
your receipt of this Notice of Sale
you are hearing or voice impair
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED this 1 dayof June, 20
B. HUGH BRAD
Clerk of the Circuit Cc
By: Connie Co
Deputy CI
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO. 252004DP000167

IN THE INTEREST OF:
G.,A.
DOB: 01/10/01


Child.

SUMMONS AND NOTICE O
HEARING ON PETITION
ALLEGING DEPENDENCY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
CARLOS MADRANO
Father of A.G., a white male
born on January 10, 2001
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
a petition under oath has been
by the Department of Chlldrer
Families in the above styled (
which seeks the dependency of
child:
A.G.
a white male child
born on January 10, 2001
and you are hereby COMMANDI
personally appear before the
ORABLE Bob Doyel, Circuit Ji
on July 7, 2005,.at 10:30 a.m.,
HARDEE. COUNTY COURTHO
417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAU
LA, FLORIDA, for an ARRAIGNI
HEARING in this matter.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEA
PERSON WILL BE TREATED
YOUR CONSENT TO THE ADJU[
TION OF THIS CHILD AS DE
,'" DENT AND MAY ULTIMA
RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CUS1
OF THIS CHILD.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO I
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YC
THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANI
AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU I
BE PRESENT AND REQUEST
THE COURT APPOINT AN AT
NEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT OH
In accordance with the Amerl
with Disabilities Act, persons
disabilities needing a special ac
modation to participate In this
ceeding should contact the indiv
or agency sending the notice at
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula
33873, telephone (863) 773-3227
later than seven days prior to the
Seeding. If hearing Impaired, (TD
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800
8779, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED THIS 23rd day of
2005.


B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
K. Weed
as his Deputy Clerk
5:26-6:16c


JN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252005CA262

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
S 820.00 cash

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ESMERALDA GARCIA a/k/a
ESMERALDA MASSEY AND ALL OTH-
ERS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN OR
TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED
BELOW.
YOU AFRE NOTIFIED that an action


for forfeiture of the following
described personal property in
Hardee County, Florida:
$ 820.00 cash
has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, POLICE DEPARTMENT, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
Anthony L. Ritenour, Ables &
Ritenour, P.A., Attorney for Petitioner,
whose' address is. 551 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, on or before July 8, 2005, and
file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

DATED this 25 day of May, 2005.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
6:2,9c

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

CASE NO. 252003DP000104


IN THE INTEREST OF:
D., T.
DOB: 04/24/90
child
Child /
D that SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
S HEARING PETITION ALLEGled
,,,e HEARING PETITION ALLEGING


THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:

ARMANDO GOMAZ, aka ARMANDO
GAMEZ; aka ARMANDO TORRES
Father of T.D., a white female child
born on April 24, 1990.

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:
T.D.
a white female child
born on April 24, 1990

and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the HON-
ORABLE Bob Doyel, Circuit Judge,
on July 7, 2005, at 10:30 a.m., at the.
HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, 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
TO 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
SSouth 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-3227, 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 26th day of May, 2005.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

s/Brad Reed
as nis Deputy Clerk
6 2.9 16.23c


ABOUT...
Obituaries

Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
,dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
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.


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

CASE NO. 252004DP000059

IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.,K.
DOB: 06/27/04
D., D.
DOB: 06/27/04 .
Children /
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION
SALLEGINGDEPENDENCY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
CLEMENTE MENDOZA-GARCIA
Father of K.D., a white female child
born on June 27, 2004.
Father of D.D., a white female child
born on June 27, 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:
K.D;.
Sa white female child
born on June 27, 2004
D.D.
a white female child
S born on June 27, 2004
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the HON-
ORABLE Bob Doyel, Circuit Judge,
on July 7, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
417 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, 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 THESE CHILDREN.
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 LAvenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-3227, 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 23rd day of May,
2005.
S B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
K. Weed
as his Deputy Clerk
: 5:26-6:16c


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A public hearing will allow resi-
dents and business owners to com-
ment on proposed fire prevention
frees.
The goal is to amend the fire
control ordinance to establish
inspection fees bN resolution and
"set fees for those who are causing
the cost." Count) Manager Lex
Albritton explained to the Hardee
County Commission last week
"There's a lot of work in inspec-
tions. A plan review\ for a small
business can take two hours and a
large one as much as 30 hours.
Now both are $75. We want to
adjust them according to square
footage, which is basically the
industry standard. We polled nine
other counties and are coming een
with the majority." said Fire-
Chief/Public Safety Director Mike.
Choate.
One of the problems Choate and
his inspector. Lt. Stete Speer face
is the lack of a a complete list of all
the businesses in the county. Since
occupational licenses are no longer
required in the county, there is only
a data base of 400 businesses.
.'How do .ou know about a busi-
ness then?" asked Commission
Chairman Gordon Norris.
"Mostl\ I drive by and see them.
That .happens at least weekly.
There's a dozen businesses going
on," said Speer.
Norris asked if a computer over-
lay of businesses was being done.
Choate said it is part of the GIS
(Geographic Information System).
"There's overlays for every hydrant
location, etc.." he said
Commissioner Bobby Ra\ Smith
inquired why occupational licenses
were "done away with?" Albrition
said the $15 fee did not generate
enough revenue to make it worth-
while, "but the point is it helps
locate and check damages after a
disaster like the recent hurricanes."
A list of 600 businesses provided
by new Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford, has some old businesses.
For instance, Action Video is now a
: thrift store, explained Choate. Most
are checked by on-site visits or new
construction requiring a fire inspec-
tion as part of the permit process.
"We are in violation of state
statutes to do every business every
year, but we are getting caught up,"
said Choate.
'"The trouble with occupational
licenses is enforcement, that means
paying another person. vehicle and
benefits." commented Commiss-
ioner Minor Bryant.
The fee schedule follows the ser-
,t


vice fee section of the fire control
ordinance. That sets costs for
unnecessary false alarms. The first
three in any 12-month period bring
a written warning. Four and five
draw a fee of $100. Six and seven is
a fee of $250, Any other unneces-
sary or false alarms in the same 12-
month period result in a.fee of $500
apiece.
The new fees include sprinkler,
standpipe, fire pump and alarms,
combustible storage tank, exhibit,
trade show and festivals, hood
extinguishing systems and public
fireworks or sparkler vendor per-
mits.
Routine first inspections and re-
inspections, certificate of occupan-
cy inspections and construction
plans/permit reviews all ha\e grad-
uated prices. Some start as Ilow as.
$50 and grow to $210. from the..
minimum 5,000 square feet or less
to the maximum of 80,000; Any
routine .inspection of more than
80,000 is $5 for each additional
5,000 square feet. '-
Similarly, the occupancy certifi-.
cate inspections range from $65 to
a high of $455. For anything over
30,000 square feet, there is cost of
$10 pe 5.000 square fet. ,,
Construction plan reviews start
at $75 for a building of 10,000
square feet or less and increase to
$300 for a building of 90,000
square feet. There isa costs of 10
cents per square feet for any addi-
tional square footage.
Commissioners approved setting
up a public review of the matter,
but a date for the public hearing has
not yet been scheduled.

In other action, the commission:
.--denied a request to close and
vacate a portion of Pine Avenue in
Fort Green subdivision due to
objections from the neighbors.
S."The Florida Statutes leave it
discretionary to the Board, which
usually determines if it does not.
impact anyone's access to their
property and there are no objec-
tions. If there is unanimous consent
or agreement from the neighbors, it
is usually approved, said county,
attorney Ken Evers.
Commissioners voted 4-0 to
deny the request.' Commissioner
Nick Timmerman was absent.

"I don't think we should ever go
against adjacent land owners," said
Commissioner Dale Johnson.
-awarded bid for Household
Hazardous Waste pickups to EQ
(The Environmental Qualify Co.)
Florida Inc. at a cost of $825 per
pickup: There will be four


Household Hazardous Waste Days '*
a year, with four hours each time.
-gave Albritton and staff the
go-ahead to begin planning for -A
location and staff for a utility ,
department to manage both
Vandolah. and Wauchula Hills
wastewater plants, and research
membership for a return to the .,
Economic Development Council :
which was disbanded several years
ago.
During recent audit discussions, *;
the county was advised it was not .
charging out to the departments the
maintenance and mowing, or
Economic Development Director
Park Winter, who has worked i,
extensively on infrastructure,, water
Sand wastewater and other related P
projects.
Norris asked Winter how much
time he spent on utilities. "Pretty
much when the sun's up." Winter
joked. "About a third to a half of
my time," he added "Plus about 10
per cent of my time on contracts,
the rest on economic development.
The Industrial Development Autho-.'
rity is working its butts off to get-,
the Commerce Park going, but it :
eats a lot of my time, too" Winter
.concluded.
"We need to get more people
involved in economic develop-:,
ment. Some businesses do not want
to have the public involved during
negotiations, but as long as it is ;
under the Board of County
Commissioners, it is public busi-
ness. With an Economic Develop- -,
ment Council, it could be more pri-
vate," said Bryant.
"We got to do this. The county is
changing, whether we like it or not..X
We need to put together a utility;,:
department and the Economics'
Development Council is a must,"
said Johnson.

While grief is fresh, every:,.
attempt to divert only irritates..
You must wait till it be digested,
and then amusement will dis-;
sipate the remains of it.
-Samuel Johnsoni.



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.)


I received this e-mail from a friend of mine. It's a lesson that can
apply to all of us. All of us are guilty of stereotyping people by their looks.
My mom used to ask me, "What if that person was Jesus Christ seeing how
you would act toward each other?"
", The commandment that comes to mind is, "Love thy neighbor as your-
self." We must remind ourselves not to judge others or we shall be judged
6y the same measure one day. Be cautious in speech and in actions. You
t to may be dealing with Christ Himself.
ire,
ove What's A Person To Wear?
lest
erth One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before ser-
nty vices were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly
, at clean, his jeans, denim shirt and boots were very worn and ragged. In his
ne, hand he carried a worn-out hat and an equally worn-out Bible.
per-
inal The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the
city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever
S seen. The people of the congregation, were all dressed with expensive
S clothes and accessories.
e As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one
* greeted, spoke to or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appear-
e ance and did not attempt to hide it.
t As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached
h ,him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back in
a here again, have a talk with God and ask Him what He thinks would be
a appropriate attire for worship." The old cowboy assured the preacher he
e would.
d The next Sunday, he showed back up for services wearing the same
)f ragged jeans, shirt, boots and hat. Once again he was completely shunned
e and ignored.
SThe preacher approached the man and said, "I thought I asked you to
t speak to God before you came back to our church."
e "I did," replied the old cowboy.
5 "And what did He tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping
- in here?" asked the preacher.
"Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear.
He said He'd never been in this church before."


. ...
ITT---~"


county' To Set New Fire Fees


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
owner Bill Lambert (above
photo) is seen dropping golf
balls at the fifth annual
Hardee High School
Cheerleaders "Ball Drop."
Cheerleaders sold about 800
balls at $10 each for the May
31 event. Those winning were
Wes Roe, $500: Wilma Smith.
$300; and Joseph Carranco,
$200. About 30 varsity and
junior varsity cheerleaders,
(lower photo) along with varsi-
ty sponsor Nicole Pace and JV
sponsor Holly Gilliard, raised
over $7,000 to fund summer
camp at Stetson University in
Deland.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Tee-Ball Raptors and
Baseball Tatis Cardinals took the
season championships in Bowling
Green youth league play.
The teams will celebrate with a
banquet tonight (Thursday) at Pyatt
Park.
The three-week season culminat-
ed in playoff games on May 31 and
June 2, in which the two division
champions cemented their season
record.
In Tee-ball, the Raptors finished
an undefeated season at 9-0, ahead
of Staton Homes and Sdllers
Markets. Although the Raptors won
all their games, they were threat-
ened by several close encounters.
The season began May 9, with
Sellers outlasting Staton 25-17. The
season continued with some close
games, some less so, depending on
the enthusiasm and talent, of which
the Raptors had plenty.
In the May 13 game, Staton bare-
ly beat Sellers 26-22. Similarly, the
'Raptors only had a 24-20 win over
Staton in the May 23 encounter:
Sellers came back to beat Staton
22-19 on.May 24.
Sellers and Staton played May
31 for the right to meet the Raptors
in the championship game. Staton-


won that encounter 24-9, but lost
on June 2 to the Raptors 21-8.
Playing for the champion
Raptors were Cody Ellis, Jason
Alamia, Morgan Lanier, Alejandro
Rodriguez, Carlos Camacho, Noah
Coronado, David Badillo, Kadeem
Pierce, Glen Ellis, Omar Alamia,
Zachary Coronado, Taylor Stewart,
Tiffany Flores, Augustine Flores,
Justin Wagner, Dustin Purser, Tyler
Purser, Senaida Garcia and Amy
Davila. They were coached by
Ramero Hernandez.
For StatonHomes, players this
year were Ismael Rodriguez,
Loriann Betancourt, Daisy Badillo,
Rodrigo Rodriguez, Juan Juarez,
Johnny Saldivar, Brandi
Swearingen, Annabell Retana, Juan
Carlos Gaitan, Marco Juarez,
Raaven Ellison, Daniel Calvillo,
Jose Tapia, Alejandro Trenado,
Leonel Rodriguez, Damian
Rodriguez Jr., Kura Rivera .and
Ruben Figueroa., They were
coached by Vicente Betancourt.
Playing for Sellers Market were
Zachary Hooks, Jordan Chancey,
Andres Martinez, Eliseo Sanchez,
Brandon Franks, Dana Gonzales,
Dashawna Good, Juan Molina,
Russell Andrews, Alberto
Hernandez, Kimberly Hooks, Allen
Brown, Kevin White, Destiny
Murphy, Elizabeth Flores, Julia


Figueroa, Triston Jones, Raul
Molina, Jakaysha Lindsey, Jarisa
Lindsey and Cheyenne Figueroa.
They were coached by Frank
Gonzales and Rudy Casso.
In the older baseball division, the
Tatis Cardinals also had some close
games and finished with a 7-2
record. The Bowling Green Fire
Department squad and Mosaic bat-
tled it out in the playoffs.
The season began with Tatis nip-
ping Mosaic 13-12. There were
several other close games. On May
12, the Fire Department nipped
Mosaic 6-5. Mosaic returned the
favor in a 10-9 win over the Fire
Department on May 17. Tatis bare-
ly beat Mosiac again 17-15 on
May 19 and the Fire Department
19-15 on May 20.
Mosaic edged Tatis 18-17 on
May 24. It finally came down to the
Fire Department beating Mosaic 9-
7 on May 31 to play in the champi-
onship game on June 2, which Tatis
won over the Fire Department 12-4.
Playing for the champion Tatis
Cardinals were Eric Badillo, David
Rodriguez, Martin Vega, Tyler
Dease, Bobby Resha Brown, David
Ramirez, Joey Frey, Alan Aguilar,
Santiago Figueroa, Alex Briseno,
Ivan Betancourt, Ryan Whittaker,
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the .intermittent thunder-
storms last week, the 2005 Men's
Church Softball League was still
able to get its onl[ night of games
in.
There were no games scheduled
for Memorial Day, leaving only
Thursday games on last week's
schedule. Wauchula First Baptist
-was the team to draw a b\e as one
of the seven teams in the league do
each evening of play
By the night's end, the standings
,had changed little St Michael's
, Catholic Church remains utrdefeat-
,ed at 8-0. Nearest to it is Christian
Heritage, with a 6-2 record. Behind


them are Bowling Green Baptist
and Wauchula First Baptist, each at
4-3, then St. Alfonso's Chapel,'
Northside Baptist and First,
Christian.
In the only Field 4 game last
Thursday, St. Michael's withstood
the challenge of First Christian for
a 25-9 win.
Ruben Rivas. Mario Tamayo and
Brent Gilliard each homered for St.
Michael's. Tamayo and Gilliard
each also doubled, Thomas Trevino
doubled tvice. Feli\ Salinas tripled
and Robert Na\arro doubled.
Tamayo came around to score all
four times he came to bat. Da\id
Na\arro. Daniel Barnett and Rivas
%\ere each three-score batters.


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Joseph Johnston was the only
three-hit batter for First Christian.
Josh Albritton and Brian Smnith
each smacked a 'pair of hits.
Johnston and Jake Albritton circled
the bases twice each and Randy
Benton, Justin Hines, Bobby
Sedeleski, Dusty Massey and
Smith crossed home once each.
On Field 3, Bowling Green beat
Northside 13-9 in the opener.
Hank Butler homered and dou-
bled Bryan Cook homered and
Wally Helms tripled for Bowling
Green. Butler was the only triple-
tally better. Cook and Nick Johnson
came home twice eachh. Dariin
Braxton chipped in with three hits.
Greg Summers hit a double and a
single and Brad Dixon singled
twice for Northside. Mike Choate
picked up a pair of RBIs. John
Roberson, Summers, Dixon and
Reid Benton came around to score.
In the Field 3 nightcap. it .\as
Christian Heritage beating Zolfo
Springs neighbor St. Alfonso 19-9.
Scotty Whitener homered and
doubled and Harold Smith tripled
and'doubled for Christian Heritage.
Ianiel Kersey, Willie' Dickerson,
Chad Richardson and Trent Skinner
each doubled. Richard Cummings
was the only batter to come home
three times. Dickerson.
Richardson. Whitener. Ricky
Wiggins, Kersey and Tony Smith
came around to score twice apiece.
Pedro Santos homered and
tripled for four RBIs for St.
Alfonso. He was the only three-
tally batter. Rodger Brutus hit a
two-RBI homer. He had twin scores
and Ralph Arce, Lincoln Arreola,
Rigo Briones and Sammy Arreola
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
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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.
Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd ................
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study..........6:00 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:
Morning Worship ................11: 00 a.m.
Evening worshipp 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7 30 p ni

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM %%orship 10 30 a.m
Sunday E' ening 6 00 p m
Wed. Prjcr Nccune 7T 00 p m

FAITH ASSELIBLY OF GOD
: 4937 Hw). 17 N.- 375-4206
Sunday School. 9 45 a m
Morning Worship II '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. Hw). 17 375-2253
SSunday School 9 45 ;am
S Morning Worship II 00 a m
Sunday Ecening 6 30 pm
Wednesday .Prayer 6 30p m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9 45 a m
Morning Worship ., II i00 m
'uiuih Fellowship 5 00 pm
SE~ening Worship 6 00 p m
i ed Bible Srudy 7 00 p m

S FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
SundaN School 945 am
M ornung Worship I1 00 a m
SSunday Eecning o 00 p m
ednesda) Prayer 7 00 p m
HOLY CHILD
*: SPANiSH CATHOLIC MISSION
Nlisa (Espanol Sunday 700 p m

IGLESL DEL DIOS VIV'O
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
S Domingo Ser\ De Predicacion I 00 p m
l Manes Estudio Bbhlco 7 00 p m
Mllercoles Esludior lu enil 7 00 p m
SJueves Serv De Predicacion 7 00 p m

I IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School.. 9 45 a.m.,
S Moving Worship II 00 am.
S E ening Worship .... 7 00 p m
Wednesday Prayer 7 00 pm

j MACEDONIA PRIMITfIE
BAPTIST CHURCH
Sur' ;" 607 Palmetto St.
Church School 930a m '
SMorning Service II.00 a.m.
SEening Sermuce 700 p n
Wed Bible Study/Pra)er Ser 7-00 p m.
Communion-2nd Sun Elening 6 00 p m.

[ I MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 blt. Pisgah Rd. 375-44109 ":
Sunday School 9.45 a nm
Morning Worship II 00 a m
S Disciples Traminhg 5 00 p'm .
Evening Worship : 700 p m .:,
- Wednesday Prayer Time 7 00 p m

OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
- PRAISE CENTER
' E. Bronard Si.
Sunday School ... 10-00 am
Sunday Service .. 6 00 p m
Wednesday Ser\ ice ..... 7-30 p.m. :


BOWLING GREEN

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................1.1:00 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 .......:.:.... :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..........................945 a.m.
Worship Service .....................11:00 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

ON.\ BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
morning Worship II 00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 1.1i p.m.
\ednesdJ', Pra',er 7 00 p.m

ITNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lils Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday Schoo: l .............:.....9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................1.. 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Trining ...................5:00 p:m.
Evening worshipp 0i0 p m
%\ednseda' Prajer Time 7- 0 p m

WAUCI-RLA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
New ork Ae. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday. School 10U I0a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Tue-dJ) Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday? MoNrring Sen ice l1I rj am
Sunday Evning \Worship II 00 a m
Wed Night Ser'tice & \or hip 00 p m
SaluiJda, Pra,.er iji.L ni
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School Il 00 a m
Morning Worship I 00 a m
Evening Worship -00 p m
Wed Eening Worship 7 00 p m
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ase. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Slud) 10 00 a m
Worship Serice 1 00 a m
Wednesday 7 I00 p m
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road'
773-2249
Sunday Mornmg worshipp 9 30 a m
SundaB Bible Class I1 30 am
Sunday E ening Worship 6 00 p m
,ed Night Bible Class 7 00 p m
Men's Leadership & Training Class
2nd Sunda-, of Month 4 00 p m
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blhd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF COD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 81.h Ae.
773-4576
CHU RCH OF JLs US CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament eleting 9 00 a m
Sunday School 10 00 a m
Priesthood II 00 a m
CONIMMUNIT LIGH HOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10 00 am
Sunday Morning ..11 00 am
Sunday Night. 6.00 p m
Wednesday Night .. 7 30 p m
ENDT[ME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10 00 am.
Morning Ser\ ice II 30 a m
Evening Serice 7-30 p m.
Wed. Bible St & Vth Gath 7-30 pm
Frn Nighl 'Holy Ghost Nighti 7 30 p m


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WAUCHULA

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN HUIRC('H
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ... 10 (X) a.m.
Sunday Worship ............... 1100 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 .....................1.11:30 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.,-
Wvdnere Jd Scri e .............6:00 p.m.
Wedneida), Biblk Silud ..6:30- 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
STHE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10'00 a.m.
Morning Sert ice 0 ) a.m.
Evening W',rslip ( 001 p.m.
Wednesday Praw.r 00 p.m.
FIRST MISSION \R1
BAPTIS CFI HURC H
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service................... ..11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshi ......................6:00 p.m.
Tuo-. Youth Minirtry Meeting/
Bible Sltud ............ .6:00 p.m.
Wed. Praier'Bible SudJ. ....:.....7:00 p:m:
S FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207. N. Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early \Worship ',1.1 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 Nioming Sernice s 30 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 00 p.m:.
Tuesday ouih lMnistry 7 U0 p m
Adull Tuesday Sermice 7 t00 p m
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Peniecoslal
810 \%. Tennessee St. 773-3753
NMorning Sernice 10 oila m
E.ening -Worship 6 010 p m
Wednesday Ser ice 7 0110 p r
HEARTLAND
COIMMLiNITY CHURCH
1262 W\. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts 9 00 a m
Sunday School 9 30 a m
worshipp 30 a m
Wed Night Dinner 6 i00 pm
Wed Body builders Adult Cl
Crossroads & Lighlhouse lmn 7 00 p m

-'IGLESL\ DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL. M.I.
903 E. Summil St. 1863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Orliz
Manes .7.30 9 00 p'm
\lernes 7.30 900 pm
Dorrungo II 00 a m I 00 p.m

S IGLESIA AD\ENTISTA DEL
S SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Allman Road 1131
Sunday Morning l00 a.m
Tuesday E\ening 30 p m
.Thursday E.ening 30 p m
S JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
S Sunday Eeninng 400pm
SlMondji Exening .....................:7:30 p.m.
* Wednesday E'enirg 5 30 pm
i LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622,
Sunday School 9 -5 a m
SMorning Senrice II 00 am
E\emng Wo'rsuhp 600pm
: Wednesday Pra)er 7 00i p m 2'
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St. !
.735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9 45 am
Morning Serunce II 00 a.m
Church Trining 5 15 pm
E\ening W'orship 6 30 p m
Wednesday Prayer 7 00.p m


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NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. (IIURCH'
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (Ist & 3r Sun.) 8:00( a m.
Sunday School .. 9 45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday'Youth ScrNic 4.00 p m.
Allen Christian Endeavor .00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study .. 7:00p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ... ....... ... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... ......... 1:00 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 School ............ ....... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... ........ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY:LUTHERAN
CHURCII
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
Sunday Service....... ......... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship......... ..:... 1 1:00 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.

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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.......................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
S204 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.
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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.
: SOLItHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S.10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9-45 a.m.
l'Morning \wrship I I Oil jm
E\enrng Worship 6 i1I0 p r
\\ednesday Pra',r i1.1 p m

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship .. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ .. 6:00 p.m.
iAednesda, worshipip .... 7:30 p.m.
Friday, w\orhip . . 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
S Sunday% School ......... .. 10:00 a.m.
SMorning \\h rship ..........11:30 a.m.
: Eening Worship ..... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
FrldaJ Prayer Service ... .... 7:00 p.m.

ALiUCHUL.\ CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday\ School:.. ..... 10:00 a.m.
Morning ,-orship ... ..... .. 11:15 a.m.
Etening \rship . .... 6:00 p.m.
\ed Night Fam Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs louih Bible Stud:, 7:00 p.m.
Friday) Night Worship 7:30 p.m.

AL'\\ CIUiiLA. HILI.S
BAPTIST CHURCH
615'Rainer Bld. 773-4010 773-3683
SSunda', School ':... ...:,.. 9:45 a.m.
u Moving orship i ...... ....11:00a.m.
: Church Traiiing : :;. ,... .6:00'p.m.6
E.ernng Weorship '.. '..: ...: 7:00p.m.
Wednesday Prayer. .., : ':.. ( p rrm

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TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210.\nderson
rSunday School 10 00 a m
SChiurch ..... . .1. 00 a m
S. Youth Service... 6 0 n0 p m
Evening Service .. .'.:. :, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service. '. .. 7:30 p.m.


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SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD .
;000 Stansfield Rd.
SSunday School ..... 10.00a.m.
Eiening WA'orship . 7:30 p.m.
', Tuesday Prayer ........... 7:30p.m.
SThursdaj \Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
"' Saturday Worship .. . . 7:30 p.m.


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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.

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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
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morniig 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.
E nin ... .... . 6:00 p.m.
\\ec Bl le & Prayer Meet', ... 7:00 p.m.

iPENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .'. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......... .7:00 p.m.
STuesday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

REALITY RANCII('OWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles cast of
Zollo Springs on Ilwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday) School. .. .... .9-45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
LasI 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 BAPTIIST 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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Graduation is a beginning...of life as a young adult charting an unfamiliar
course; a beginning of new friendships and fresh concepts, of higher education or a
fulfilling occupation. Certainly, graduation is a beginning.
Graduation may also bring endings...to familiar surroundings and comfortable
routines, to old friendships; a setting aside of childlike fears and secondhand ideas.
Yes, graduation may signify endings.
Perhaps, graduation is a significant stop along the way...a preparatory pause...a
fork in the road. Indeed, the word itself means a gradual transition, a step on life's
ladder...a time to remember the past, to ponder the present, and to dream of the
future.
Whatever graduation means to you, feel proud of your accomplishment, and
praise God for providing you with strength and guidance. Worship Him regularly, so
that you may continue to receive His direction during this most meaningful time in
your life.

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Special To The Herald-Advocate
It was the spring of 1972 and I was 12
years old when my mother announced that
Father's Day was looming.
"You've got two or three weeks to think
about it," she said. "What your Dad means
to you, and what you'd like to do to show
him how much.you love him."
Basically, what she was telling us was
we were old enough to save to buy him a
gift or to plan some little event on our own.
Money was hard to come by, but lawns
could be mowed or returnable soda bottles
could be collected and sold, and a few dol-
lars might be earned.
There were four of us kids in the family,
and each of us immediately formed his or
her own plans. My plan was to cook my
father breakfast in bed. Not only would I be
able to show him how much I loved him,
but I would be first in line to present him
with a token of esteem, as breakfast was
always the first order of business for
Daddy, and it was always three strips of
bacon, two eggs over easy, two slices of
toast and coffee.
'This was a pretty tall order for a young
girl who had never so much as boiled'
water, but I took my responsibility seriously
and began to watch my mother perform this
morning ritual. By dawn on Father's Day, I
felt I had the task down pat. I had watched
my mother fry the bacon and flip those
eggs until I was literally itching to try it
myself.
At 6 a.m., I carefully and quietly
removed the large cast iron skillet from the
cabinet and set the bacon to frying while
the rest of the house slept. The coffee was
'ready, the toast had been buttered, and all
was running according to plan when I
cracked the first egg into the heated skillet.
My heart sank as I watched the yellow
of the egg rupture, spilling its contents onto
the shiny black surface. Without a second
thought, I scooped the egg out of the pan
with the spatula and dropped it into the
trash can. A broken egg wouldn't do. This
breakfast had to be perfect.


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her's Day

The second egg was better, and only rup-
tured when I went to turn it over. I was dev-
astated! What I had expected to be the easi-
est part turning out two over-easy eggs,
the part Mama did with such skill had
turned out to be the hardest.
I went through egg after egg until I lost
count of the duds. Eggs began to pile up in
the trash can and I was down to the last two
eggs in the carton when, finally, with a fur-
rowed brow and a shaking hand, I managed
to turn two eggs in the pan without break-
ing them.
Halelujai!.
I felt my father's presence. I didn't see
or hear him, I just suddenly realized that he
was standing behind me in our small
kitchen.
"Something smells ... he began,, and
then I heard him grunt with displeasure.
"What in the sam hill are you doin'?" he
demanded. "Why did you waste all those
eggs?!"
I was speechless. I couldn't explain how
I'd wanted/everything to be just right; the
eggs perfect, their yolks intact just like
Mama's. I couldn't say a word. Suddenly it
dawned on me that the bacon was a little
too crisp, the buttered toast was cold and
the coffee looked watery.
"I ... I just ..." I stuttered.
"Do you know how much those things
cost?" he wanted to know.
"No," I admitted, hanging my head. I
could feel his irritation like the rush of a
cool breeze against the back of my neck
and I shivered. While removing the last two
eggs from the skillet, one of the yolks
broke, leaving a dribbling yellow trail
across the top of the stove as I transferred it
to the plate. It was the ultimate insult, and
my eyes filled with tears as the discarded
eggs glared up at me from the trash can like
little yellow and white accusations.
Daddy put his hand on my shoulder and
squeezed. "You know, your mama even
breaks them on occasion," he said. "It's not
the end of the world."
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into tears. As he usually did when 1, the
consummate tomboy, showed signs of femi-
nine frailty, he gathered me into his arms
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took to supply food for us, he was feeling
sorry for me.
I realized that morning that Father's Day
wasn't about a new bottle of Old Spice or a
new pair of socks.
It occurred to me that there really didn't
need to be a "special day" to appreciate my
dad or the things he did for us. If I could
make an effort to turn off the light I didn't
really need, or help him with the yard work
on Sunday or maybe even not be so hard
on my clothes, well, that it could be
Father's Day ... every day.
I like to think that I showed him as often
as I could how much he was appreciated,
and now that he's gone, I wish that I could
tell him every day. So, for those of you who
are fortunate enough to still have your
fathers with you, don't wait for a so-called
special day to let him know how much you
love him.
All a father wants is for his children to
be the best that they can be, so all his hard
work and caring went for something. Stay
away 'from drugs, stay in school and make
him proud. There is no greater Father's Day
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BASEBALL MAJORS FINISH BATTING



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COURTESY PHOTOS
The Joe L. Davis Braves took home the Majors title. Playing for the Braves are (front row, from
left) Hunter Henderson, Kramer Royal, Will Bennett, Kyle Schrank, Justin Knight and Trenton
Muntz; (second row) Kalan Royal, Lincoln Saunders, Vince Grimsley, Dawson Crawford, Justin
Fones and Thomas Flores; (in back) coaches Todd Bolin, Brian Knight, Van Crawford and Jamie
Fones.


Adding runs for the All Creatures Animal Hospital Yankees are (front row, from left) Carlos DeLora,
Jake Altman, Tim Steedley, Santiago Figueroa and Codie Dean; (in second row) Tanner Gough,
Jessie Zuniga, Tyler Cloud, Jake Anderson, Dustin Ratliff and Zack Turner; (in back) coaches
Clyde Ratliff III and Walt Altman; not pictured, Dustin Scheel and coach Jose Carrillo.


SOFTBALL MAJORS FINISH SEASON


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Reaching base for the Countryside Growers Devil Rays are (front row, from left) Wade Staton,
Caleb Reas, Justin Rickett, Tommy Redding, Deonte Evans and Brandon Holton; (second row)
Dylan Farr, Daniel Baxter, Jacob Mayer, Julian Varela, Wintz Terrell and Carter Lambert; (in back)
coaches.Keith Farr, Dane Terrell and Frank Johnson,


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Stealing home for the Nicholson Supply Reds are (front row, left to right) Colton Mills, Dalton
Hewett, Trenton Moon, Elijah Loughran, Greg Aleman and Wyatt Kofke; (second row) Justin
Bromley. Jeremy Rowe, Malik Tatis, Ben Loughran, Jason Rosenberg and Kyle Bodek; (in back)
coaches Tommy Taylor. Fernando Tatis and Marty Taylor .


COURTESY PHOTO$
The TECO Pride took the Majors title. Playing for the squad are (front row, from left) Summer
Sisum, Brooke Shelton, Makenna Fite, Christian Crawford, Brea Farrer, Kelsey Powell and Kayla
Powell; (second row) Haley Shelton. Courtney Chason, Amber Hines, Amanda McNabb, Kaitlyne
Rowe, Arin Johnson, Efnmha-Marshall and Brandi Murphy: (in back) coaches Allen Hines and Keith
Powell. s


Running for home for the Peace River Racers are (front row, left to right), Vanessa Garza, Sierra
Coronado, Paige Farr, Hailey Andrews, Kaityin Thomas and Brooke Knight; (second row) Madison
SJohnston, Courtney Buckley. Cassidy Knight, Leah Weeks, Korin Roehm, Kayla Knight and Krista
Turner: (back row), coaches Scott Farr, Doug Knight and Mike Thomas; not pictured Sabrina
'Hernandez.
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Coming around to score for the Chapman Fruit Athletics are (front row, left to right) Michael
Forrester, Daniel Miller, Cole Choate, Jerry Buffalo, Jacob Childress and Dalton Rabon: (second
row) Murrell Winter, Austin Carey, Justin Forrester, Taylor Barlow, Dillon Rabon and Jared
Jernigan: (in back) coaches Travis McClenithan, Bubba Barlow, Bruce Juday and Mike Choate.


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Hitting and catching for the Gourley Plastering Wahoos are (front row, from left) Rebekah Nix,
Emily Williams, Karlee Henderson, Savannah Albritton, Smokee Barker and Kimberly Ellis; (sec-
ond row) Kyndall Robertson;,Tian Herrera, Kate Krause, Summer Palmer, Taylor Bolin, Kara Norris
and Paige Massey; (in back) coaches Tony Pazzaglia, Melanie Henderson and Bobby Krause.


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BASEBALL JUNIORS BOTTOM OUT


.The Mason's Mets managed an 8-3 season. Batting for the Mets are (front row, from left) Phillip
Barton, Alex Flores, Raymond DeAnda, Clay Choate, Richie Evans, Brek McClenithan and Charlie
Powell; (in back) coaches Robert Spencer and Justin Battles, Kyle Ward, Joshua Spencer; Nick
Battles, Fransisco Figueroa, Nolan Neuhauser and coach Jose Flores.


Running the bases for the Torrey Oaks Golf Course Indians are (front row, from left) Matt Fite,
Dustin Maddox, batboy Logan Cartwright, Drew Macias, Tony Martinez and Danson Hensley; (sec-
ond row) Jordan Farrell, Michael Farrell, Chris Anderson, Adam Cartwright, Justin Corbin and
Josh Tickett; (in back) coaches Gary Cartwright, Will Cartwright and Todd Maddox; not pictured,
coach Ches Graham and Dan Timmons.


SOFTBALL JUNIORS AT JOURNEY'S END


COURTESY PHOTOS
The BJD Excavating Braves beat most opponents for season's title. Playing for the Braves are
(front row, from left) Conner Davis, Kendall Mink, Tyler Cobb, Grayson Lambert, Jose figueroa,
Ben Krause, Carson Davis and Matt George; (in back) James Olliff, Josh Heggie, coaches Steve
George, Rick Cobb, Keith Davis and Randy Mink, Cody Rawls and Logan Thomas; not pictured,
Kaleb Saunders.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The TECO Dragons placed second. On their team are (front row, left to right) Marisa Shivers,
Chelsea Harris, Amaris Garza, Taylor Hulsey, Miranda Powell and Ashley Alden; (second row)
Halley Marshall, Christina English, Blake Farrer, Paige Clark, Emily Adams and Shelby Durrance;
(back row) coaches Dennis Powell, Phillip Farrer and Jim Harris.


The Lone Star Construction Rangers landed a 5-5 record. Playing for the squad are (in front, from
left), Patrick Turner, Jake Crews, Josh Rodgers, Kody Porter, Danny Rodriguez, Trenton Cantu and
Jonathan Kelly; (in back) Dale Bucy, Cody Vandiver, coaches Don Rodgers, Dale Porter and
iDennis Muntz, Chris Reid and David Richardson.


Stealing bases for the Highlands Coca-Cola Racers are (front row, from left) Lola Rivera, Holly
Johnson, Lea Levesque, Kayla Owens and Keri Douglas; (second row) Kimberly Cason, Kristina
Garcia, Chelsea Owens, Sharon Pruett, Jessie Helm and coach Penny Johnson; (back row)
coaches Billy Owens and Jeff Johnson; not pictured, Casey Johnson and Sierra Gee.


SScoring for the CGC AgriManagement Athletics are (front row, from left) Michael Dixon, Will
Abbott, Coty Skinner, Arnulfo 'Junior" Cortez, Tyler Alden and Skylar Alden; (in back) coach Jerry
:Albritton, Dalton Farr, Tyler Harvard, Josh Johnston, Tyler Robertson, Joseph Johnston and coach
Shane Forrester; not pictured, Jordan Grimsley.


Summer Food Service Program

Hardee County School Board will be sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program during the months of
June 6 through July 22. It provides nutritionally balanced meals to needy children regardless of race, color,
creed, sex, handicap, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children 18 years old and younger, both enrolled and.non-enrolled if open site, are eligible
for meals at no charge. Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the
immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school. The following sites will be participating
in the Summer Food Service Program June 6 thru July 22 except as noted:

Breakfast and Lunch:
Hardee Junior High School 7:30-8:30 & 11:30-12:30, Mon- Fri.
Bowling Green Elem. School 7:30-7:50 & 12:00-12:30 June 6-30, Mon-Thurs.
Zolfo Elementary School- 7:30-7:50 &-12:00-12:30, June 6-30, Mon-Fri.
North Wauchula Elem., School 7:30-7:50 & 12:00-12:30 June 6-30, Mon-Thurs.
Just Little People DayCare #1, Bowling Green 7:30-8:30 & 10:45-11:15 June 6-30,
Mon-Thurs., July 1-22, Mon.-Fri.
SJust Little People DayCare #2 Bowling Green 7:45 8:30 & 11:00-11:45 June 6-30,
Mon-Thurs., July 1-22, Mon-Fri..
Lunch only:
Christian Heritage, Zolfo Springs 11:00-11:15, Mon-Fri., June 6-July 22
New Hope Baptist Church, Wauchula-'10:30-10:45, Mon.-Fri., June 6-July 22
Children World DayCare, Wauchula- .11:00-11:15, Mon.-Fri., June 6-July 22
First Missionary Baptist, MLK Blvd., Wauchula 11:50-12:1,0, Mon.-Fri., June 6-July 22
South Fla. Community College, Bowling Green 12:00-12:15, Mon-Fri., June 6-17


Playing for the English Chevrolet Wahoos are (kneeling, from left) Nicole Beck, Lindee Rossman,
Jennifer Farias, Samantha Farias, Cierra Hill, Dolores Hernandez and Emily Starratt; (second row)
coach Roy Rodriguez, Brianna Nellis, Michele Beck, Nikki Hill, Kaitlyn Justice and coach Kristie
Trone; not pictured, coach Anthony Hernandenz, Katelyn Bumby, Christy Owens and Kristen
Bergens.






6C The Herald-Advocate, June 9, 2005


RARE BLOOM


Memory Lane


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Exie and Roy Barnett enjoy growing many varieties of plants in
their lush yard on South Florida Avenue in Wauchula. As shown
above, Exie Barnett poses next to an umbrella snake cactus, a
South American plant that rarely blooms. "This is the first time
in several years," she noted. Below, she shows a large fire-
cracker plant that has red flowers and attracts hummingbirds.
Rusty Barnett is retired from the plumbing business and from
the U.S. Postal Service.


PHOTO SulBMIfIED BI DuCt: SMITH
Just fiddlin' the day away? No way! These five young musicians always believed that "practice makes
perfect," and this 1955 photo show them pickin' and grinnin' as they prepare for the state Future Farmers
of America (FFA) convention in Miami. At left is Hardee High sophomore Duck Smith strumming his gui-
tar. Behind him is freshman Elmo Redding on the bass fiddle. HHS senior Lane Whidden is seated at
the steel guitar, and fellow senior Larry Shepherd poses with his left-handed fiddle. At far right is lead
guitarist Bubby Whidden, a sophomore. Here it is 2005, a mere 50 years later, and several of these
friends still make music together.

SHARE YOUR OLD PHOTOS WITH US!
Take readers on a walk down Memory Lane by sharing your photos from Hardee County s past. Bring your submissions to the newspa-
per office at 115 S Seventh Ave. or mail to The Herald-Advocate, PO. Box 338, Wauchula., FL 33873. Photos will be returned.


SMickey Mantle set the record for strikeouts in his first year in major
League baseball. The Yankee slugger struck out 111 times in 96
games.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
d the top 10 in customer satisfaction in Florida
I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
S11 years running and been a member of
Ford's 300/500 Club for 19 years. Thanks
again and stop by soon.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The School Board of Hdrdee County will receive requests for
proposals for School Bus Driver Physicals for the 2005-06 fiscal
year until 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2005.
Proposal specifications may be obtained by contacting the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058, 1009
N. 6th Avenue (Highway 17), Wauchula, Florida.
Proposals must be submitted, to the Office of the
Superintendent of Schools, Attn: Richard Daggett, Directoi of
Transportation, P.O. Box 1678, Wauchula, Florida 33873 not later
than 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2005. Envelopes must be
sealed and marked as follows:
PROPOSAL: June 22, 2005
S Bus Driver Physical'
The Hardee Couity School Board reserves the right to reject
any or all'bids and waive informalities. Unsealed bids, e.g., fax
transmissions, will not be accepted.

SDennis G. Jones
S Superintendent of Schools .


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NOTICE.
REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
All interested persons are hereby notified that Central Fla
Health Care inc is requesting a variance from the Land
Development Code, on their property located at 204 E.
Palmetto Street, for the purpose of reducing the number of
required parking spaces from 3.0 spaces per 1000 "gsf to 2.5
spaces per 1000 gsf.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday June 20, 2005 at 6:00
p.m. and by the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, July
11,2005 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E.
Main Street, Wauchula,: Florida. Any interested persons) will
be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board or 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.


Before you agree to do anything that might add even the small-
est amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest
intention? Give yourself time to let A yes resound within you.
When it's right, ITguarantee'that your frt ire body will feel it.
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INVITATION TO BID
The School Board of Hardee County
will accept sealed bids until 2:00 PM.,
Wednesday, June 22, 2005, on provid-
ing Petroleum Products to the Hardee
County School District for the 2004-
2005 school year.
Bid specifications may be obtained by
contacting the Office of the
Superintendent of Schools at (863)
773-9058, 1009 N. 6th Avenue
(Highway 17), P.O. Box 1678,
Wauchula, Florida.
Bids must be submitted to the Office
of the Superintendent of Schools,
Attn: Richard Dagget, Director of
Transportation, P.O. Box 1678,
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1678, on or
before 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 22,
2005. Envelope must be sealed and
marked as follows:
BID: June 22, 2005
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
The School Board of Hardee County
reserves the right to waive informali-
ties, and the irght to accept or reject'
any or all bids.
Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions,
will not bge accepted.

Dennis G. Jones
Superintendent
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Vincente Cabrera, 22, Bowling
Green, and Jeinny Pab!ano, 19,
Bowling Green.
Landon Edward McAllister, 20,
Fredericton, New Brunswick,
Canada and Tarah Leann Mitch6P
19, Wauchula.
Robert John Halle, 22,
Brentwood, Tenn., and Kristen
Newsome, 24, Wauchula.
Jose L. Montoya, 19, Wauchula,
Sand Stephanie Anne Esquivel, 21,
S Wauchula.
Jose Manuel Lopez, 19,
Wauchula, and Isabel Cipriano, 15,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Catherine Flippin and Michael
Flippin vs. Nathaniel Wood and
Maria Wood, judgment of eviction.
Adventist Health : Systems
Sunbelt Inc. d/b/a Florida Hospital
Heartland vs. Janet Dickey, judg-
ment.
Martha' Faulk vs. Carol Denise
Williams-Ransom, judgment.
Joe Louis Brown vs. Bowling
Green Quick Lube Shop, judgment
for defendant.
United Automobile Insurance
Co. a/s/o Marilyn T. Sienkiewi vs.
Jose G. Rubio, default judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Luciano Benites, giving a false
name to a law enforcement officer,
30 days in jail (concurrent), proba-
tion 12 months. no firearms or
weapons, $190 court costs.
Humberto Castro-Hernandez,
retail theft, estreaied bond.
Dale Lee Harned, domestic bat-
tery, placed in pretrial diversionary
program.
Jose Vail Lopez, two counts dis-
orderly intoxication and resisting
arrest without force, 10 days in jail
on each charge, $505 fines and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees and $110 investigative costs
placed on lien.
Johnny Manuel Benavides,
resisting arrest without force, adju-
dication withheld, 30 days in jail-
suspended, letter of apology, $315
fine and court costs. $100 public
Defender .fees, $50 investigative'
costs.
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resisting arrest without force, 30
days in jail-20 days suspended,
$190 court costs, $100 court-
appointed attorney fees, $60 inves-
tigative costs.
Jimmy Jones, domestic battery,
20 days in jail with credit for time
served (CTS), 12-hour domestic
,v k.nce class, $667 fine and court
rc,'-, $100 public defender fees.
Thomas Ziglar, criminal mis-
chief, 60 days, CTS, $315 fine and
court costs.
Miranda Gale King, sale of alco-
hol to a person under 21, adjudica-.
tion, withheld, probation six
months, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
investigative costs, 10 hours com-
munity service.
Harry Ray Skipper, contributing
to the delinquency of a minor, pos-
session of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, 75 days
CTS, $190 court costs on each
count, $100 investigative costs, $40
public dclu der fee.
Elzra Anthony Small, criminal
Mischief, .60 days CTS, $190 court
costs; $100 public defender fees
and $528 restitution placed on lien.
George Alamia, violation of a
domestic 'violence injunction for
protection and violation of proba-
tion (original charges domestic bat-
ter, possession of marijuana and
violation of a domestic violence
injunction), probation revoked, 120
days CTS, $315 'fine and court
costs and $50 investigative costs
added to outstanding fines, costs
and fees.

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.
Luciano Benites, DUI, refusal to
sign citation and no valid license,
30 days in jail, probation one year.
no alcohol or bars. random drug
screens. DUI evaluation and treat-
ment. multiple-offender DUI
school, $1,410 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $100
investigative costs. 50 hours com-
munity service.
Elzra Anthony Small, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
60 days CTS. $205 court costs'
placed on lien.
Jimmy Jones. DWLS, 20 days
CTS, $205 court costs placed on
lien.
Alfredo Aguilar-Reyes, DUI,
- leaving the scene of an accident


NOTICE OF RETIREMENT
Please take notice that the undersigned will close his
practice of law for the-general public and intends to retire
effectively July 1, 2005 :

Those cases that are presently pending before the
courts after July 1,2005 will be concluded by the undersigned
as soon thereafter as possible.

For those who wish to receive your file, that has not
been destroyed by the hurricane prior to July 1, 2005 can
obtain same from my office located at: 208 West Palmetto.
Street, Wauchula, Florida between the hours of 9:30 a.m.
through 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning May 23,
2005 and ending Thursday June 30, 2005.

Afterthe July 1,2005 date you can retrieve your file by
special appointment only.

*After forty-three years of practicing law in Wauchula,.
It is with great sadness that I leave; however due to health
reasons and just wanting to enjoy what little time I may have
left, I think it is in my best Interest to retire.

I want to thank the people of Hardee County and sur-
rounding. counties who have for the last forty-three years
showed confidence in me and have allowed me to represent
your interest.

I also want to thank the judges whom I have worked
under, my colleagues, law enforcement, and the court per-
sonnel for their kindness and understanding when at times
was not easy.

I will always cherish our relationships and memories.

Thank You,
526 9c Val. R. Patarini


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and r, valid license, 18 days CTS,
probation one year, license sus-
pended one year, DUI school, eval-
uation and treatment, no alcohol or
bars, random drug screens, war-
rantless search and seizure,
$662.50 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs, restitution to be set, 50
hours community service.
Kenya Devynn Hooks, DWLS,
30 days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Evodio Miranda Lopez, DUI,
probation one year, license sus-
pended one year, tag impounded 10
days, DUI school, evaluation and
treatment, $662.50 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community service;
no valid license, adjudication with-
held, probation six months (concur-
rent).
Michael M. McKenny, DWLS,
30 days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Alicia Ann Perez, DWLS, 30
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Norman Rivers, DWLS, 30
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
George Alamia, DWLS, 60 days
CTS, $330 fine and court costs.
Angel DeJesus Ortiz, ,DWLS,
probation one year with condition
of 45 days in jail CTS, good faith
effort to get valid license, $330 fine
arid court costs, $50 investigative
costs. .

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Vernerdeen Shanks and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Brenda Kaye Shanks, petition for
child support.
Eusebio Manriquez and
Margaret 'Rodriguez *Manriquez,
divorce. .
Marsha A. Kersey vs ,.Arlie
Kersey Sr., petition for injunction
for protection.
Freda Kersey vs. Arlie Kersey
Sr., petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Melissa McClellan vs. Brass
McClellan, petition for injunction
for protection.
Jorge Campos vs. Marlene
(Molly)' O'Bryan, petition for
'injunction for protection.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge: '"
Katherine Hernandez and DOR
vs. Scott Hood, order.
Amalia Rivera vs. Gloria
Perales, order on modification ,of
child support_.. .
Linda Howell vs. Rufus Howell,
dismissal of injunction for protec-
tion.
MidFlorida Federal Credit Union
vs. James A. Boyette et al, volun-'
tary diismissal.
Bobby McAbee vs. Heather
Lang, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Heather :Lang vs.: Bobby"
McAbaee, dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Rosa Chagolla vs. Samuel
Chagolla, injunction for protection.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Antonia Balderas and DOR vs.
Belinda Balderas.
Orlanda Sambrano and DOR vs..


Andrew Martinez.
Tara Bates and DOR vs. Jesus
Balli.
Barbara Chavez and DOR vs.
Juan Chavez.,
The state Department of
Children and Families and DOR vs.
Favio Espinosa.

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.
Simon Ramos, two counts grand
theft, dealing in stolen property,
trespass and robbery with a
weapon, 180 days in jail CTS,
$2,395 fine and court costs, $150
investigative 0sts, $40 public
defender fee,$300 court-appointed
attorney fees.
Daniel Balderas, possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted,
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor charges; pos-
session of methamphetamine, not
prosecuted.
Luciano Benites, threatening a
public servant, giving a false name
to a law enforcement officer, DUI,
no valid license and refusal to sub-
mit to DUI tests, not prosecuted
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor and criminal
traffic charges.
Jessica Nicole Bowman, pos-
session of methamphetamine, adju-
dication withheld. 18 months drug
offender probation, no drugs or
alcohol, do not associate with peo-
ple who use drugs or alcohol, cur-
few, warrantless search and seizure,
drug abuse evaluation and treat-
ment. $415 court costs, $115 public
defender fees.
Jerrick L. Brown, violation of
probation (original charge carrying
a concealed weapon). probation
revoked, 12 months community
control-house arrest, with same
conditions.
Jesse Mercer Carnley, violation
of probation (original charges pos-
session of methamphetamine and
possession of marijuana), restore
probation and modify it to add 50
hours community service.
Bernard Clayton Yancey, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
grand theft), probation revoked.
one year in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees due within nine
months of release.
Victoria Guerrero, violation of.
probation (original charge felony
battery), probation revoked, six
months in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees due within nine
months of release.
Cathy Lynn Halpain, violation of
probation (original charge posses-.
sion of methamphetamine), proba-
lion revoked, one year community
control with same other conditions
and license suspended two years;
violation of probation (original
charges possession of marijuana
and possession of drug parapherna-
lia), time served.
Jimmy Jones, violation of proba-
tion (original charge felony driving
while license suspended), proba-
tion revoked, 12 months communi-
ty control, with same conditions


and fines and fees due.
Arthur James Kennedy, violation
of probation (original charge acces-
sory after the fact), probation
revoked, one year one day Florida
State Prison CTS, outstanding fines
and fees due within one year of
release.
Louis Wesley Kilpatrick, intro-
duction of contraband into jail, six
months in jail, $500 fine, $415
court costs, $115 public defender
fees.due within one year of release.
Luciano Lara III, fleeing to elude
a police officer with lights and
sirens active, aggravated battery-
reduced to felony battery, and vio-
lation of probation (original
charges burglary, grand theft, pos-
session, of a fraudulent ID card),
probation revoked, 21 months, nine
days Florida State Prison CTS,
$1,000 fines, $830 court costs,
$190 public defender fees, $150
investigative costs and $600 resti-
tution plus outstanding fines and
fees due within one year of release.
Joe Rolando Leyva, aggravated
battery on a pregnant woman, not
prosecuted, transferred to county
court with filing of misdemeanor
charges.
Enrique Martinez, possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, six months
of jail CTS, license suspended two
years, $500 fine, $415 court costs
and $115 public defender fees due
within nine months of release.
-Richard McCumber. aggravated
battery of a pregnant woman and
felony criminal mischief, not pros-
ecuted, transferred to county court
with filing. of misdemeanor
charges; throwing a deadly missile
into an occupied vehicle and aggra-
v ated assault with a deadly weapon,
not prosecuted.
Kay Frances Meade, arson, two
counts criminal mischief and resist-.
ing an officer without violence, not
prosecuted, transferred to county
court, with filing of misdemeanor.
.charges.
Sergio Melendez, possession of
cocaine, not prosecuted
Bobby Jean Pettiford, violation
of probation (original charge grand'
theft), violation affidavit with-
drawn, probation terminated.
Amy Nichole Pontifus,. posses-
sion of cocaine, petit theft and pos-
session of marijuana, 18 months
probation, warrantless search arid
seizure, drug abuse evaluation and
treatment, random drug screens,
$500 fine. $415 court costs, $190
public defender fees.
SJose Rodriguez. felony battery,
,19 months 27 days Florida State
Prison CTS, $500 fine, $415 court
costs, $190 public defender fees
.and $100 investigative costs due
within one year of release; felony
battery, not prosecuted.
Jacqueline Denise Small, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
concealing a child during depen-
dency proceedings and possession
of cocaine), probation revoked, two
years community control with same
other conditions.
Sam Jose Torres, felony driving


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NOTICE

.REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION
All interested persons are hereby notified that Jeffrey aND
Beverly Cornelius are requesting annexation of their proper-
ty, located at 1478 Louisiana Street, into the City of Wauchula
city limits with a Zoning Classification and Future Land Use
Map (FLUM) designation of FR, Farm Residential. The prop-
erty is legally described as:
1.50 AC E 1 1/2 AC OF S 1/2OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF NW
1/4 "
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, June 20,2005 at 6:00
p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, July 11,
2005 at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be
heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board or 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
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission

ATTEST:
s/Crissy Abbott
City Clerk

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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
All interested persons are hereby notified that 3-C
Partnership is requesting a variance from the Land
Development Code to attach a sign, that exceeds 36 square
feet, to the east side of their building. The property is legally
described as:
LOTS 11, 12, N FT OF LOT 13 & LOTS 15, 16 & 17 BLK24
WAUCHULA ORS
The proposed request will be Aonsidered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, June 20,2005 at 6:00
p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, July 11,
2005 at 6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Chambers, 225 E.
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will
be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect
to this request for which hewill need a verbatim record of the
proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim
record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission

ATTEST:
s/Crissy Abbott
City Clerk

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while license suspended-amended
to criminal traffic driving while
license suspended, produced valid
license, adjudication withheld,
$205 court costs; aggravated
assault, not prosecuted, transferred
to county court with filing of mis-
demeanor charges.
Robert Trevino, violation of pro-
bation (original charge possession
of methamphetamine), probation
revoked, new 18 months drug
offender probation with condition
of first 90 days iri jail and license
suspended two years.
Lester White, aggravated assault,
not prosecuted, transferred to coun-
ty court with filing of misdemeanor
charges.
Thomas Ziglar, second degree
arson, not prosecuted, transferred
to county court with filing of mis-
demeanor charges.
Josh Emory Mohn, burglary of a
structure and grand theft, probation
three years on each count, $500
fine, $415 court costs.

Thefollowing real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of coumt:
James F. Jr. and Joan Baldwin to
Donald Ray Griffin II and Gilbert
E. Coan, $225,000.
Melvin H. and Marlene H. Taylor
to John J. Miller (two properties)
$251,000.
Bountiful Lands Inc. to Chee
Xiong, $16,750.
C&T Development Inc. to David
J. and Tiffany N. Remmer, $30,000.
James H. Pierce to Susan S.
Delahoy, $75,000.
Minor L. and Mary B. Bryant to
Eddie B. Jr. and Amy D. Wilson,
$12,500.
Charles L. and Kathy L.
McKibben and J. B. Delaney to
Lloyd and Paula Watson, $129,900.
Cleo : 'Horne ; and Donna
Humphreys to L. Dean Inc.,
$80,000.
Juan Carlos Anton and Jose
Antonio Martinez to Teralta and
Friday Sanon, $85,000.
Lucio A. and Miriam R.
Hernandez to James E Jr. and Joan
Baldwin, $120,500.
Martha M. Hancock to Hardee
Land-and Cattle Co., Alan N.
Stephens 'and Carol Jean
Sugarman, $485,920.
Dennis R. Teneza and Paul A.
and Beckie D. Lunseth to Noah A.
Jacobson and Roger C. Jacobson,
$425,000.
Raymond A. and Charlotte W.
Mann 'to Roy A. and Sharon W.
Winegard, $10,000.
Hollenberg Farms Inc. -to
DeLeon C. Adams and Hubert E.
Harrell, $32,500.
Genevia H; Hendry Noble to
Dane Hendry, Kevin Wells and
Chris Jesse, $70,000.
Chee Xiong to Sokhom arid
Vantha Kem, $40,000.
Florida Power Corp. d/b/a
Progress Energy Florida Inc. to
JPMorgan Chase Bank, $1.050 mil-
lion.


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8C The Herald-Advocate, June 9, 2005



Way Back Whe


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
Achievement Day for the Home
Demonstration Clubs was described
as the best ever held in the county
when that all-day affair was held at
the FFA Club House in Zolfo
Springs, Thursday, June 2.
Annually the clubs gather up the
accomplishments of. the year, bor-
row somebody's truck and take off
for the meeting place, vying with
other clubs to. see who has done
what and how it was done. Eight
clubs participated this year that's
all there are. One is brand new and
this was its first achievement day.
Did all right, too, its entree into the
dress revue took top honors!
The members and friends of the
First Baptist Church plan on send-
ing Pastor and Mrs. Otis Garland to
S the Baptist World Alliance in
London, England, July 16-22.
The deacons, of the church pro-
jected the program some time ago.
The total cost for both parties to
make the trip and to go on into the
Holy Land will be above $3,000 of
which about half of the amount has
already been paid in.
Those desiring to give to this
fund should turn in dr mail same to
the financial secretary of the
church.
June 14 is National Flag Day, the
birthday of our flag. On that day,
won't you proudly raise your flag in:
honor of its birthday, and won't you
earnestly try to "Keep It Flying
Forever and Forever?" Thank you
... American Legion Auxiliary,
Herger Williams Post No. 2,
Wauchiula.
Dr. J.W. Lawrence, formerly acting
health officer for the Tri-County
Health Department, was officially
named as director' for the Hardee
County Health Department by the
county commissioners at the iegu-
lar meeting Friday morning.
The commissioners voted to pur-
chase workman's compensation
insurance.for the balance of the fis-
cal year from C.T. Ratliff, agent.
Premiums for the balance of the


year were set at $700 by the agency.
From the "Zolfo Springs" col-
umn:
-Mr. and Mrs. Don Southerland
moved to North Florida Avenue,
Wauchula. Sorry to lose them.
-County Achievement Day was
held at Zolfo Springs' Club House
Thursday, June 2. A wonderful dis-
play of flowers, plants, canned veg-
etables and fruits, cakes, handwork
of .many types and dresses made
and modeled by club members of
Home Demonstration Clubs.
Ribbons were awarded hv judges:
Mrs. Mildred Hadsel of Weiner's
Dept. Store, Mrs. Sadie Brown of
J.W. Earnest's and Home
Demonstration Agent from DeSoto
County. Covered dish luncheon was
enjoyed by all.
-Bobby Evers left Sunday for
Sarasota where he will stay with his
mother.
C.A. Platt, chairman of the Boys
State Committee for the Herger
Williams Post, American Legion,
has announced that Tom Carlton,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Carlton, and Denny Crews, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J.W, Crews, have been
chosen to attend Boys' State in
Tallahassee, beginning June 18.
From the "Local Paragraphs"
column:
-Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ezelle and
son, Marcus, were business visitors
in Lakeland Wednesday.
-Little Miss Sarah Jo McIntris
of Fort Myers is visiting her grand-
mothers, Mrs. W.D. McInnis and
Mrs. Georgia Beal, this week.
-Judge Leff Mabie, Mr. and
Mrs. James Cowart, Mr. ard Mrs.
H.A. Davis attended the state con-
vention of the Jaycees in Miami
over the weekend.
-Mrs. Rosebud Posey has gone
to Bradenton where whe will take a
course in beauty culture. Her
daughters, Misses Ruth and Gail,
will follow later.
-Mrs. Viola Lanier and son,
Lance left Tuesday for different
points in New York and New Jersey,
where they will visit relatives for
two weeks. They went from Avon
Park by trairi.
--Miss Alma Lee Jones has
arrived home from Macon, Ga.,
where she is a student in Wesleyan
College, to visit her .parents, Mr.


and Mrs. Evan Jones.

25 YEARS AGO
Pictured on Page One is Assistant
Wauchula Fire Chief Jim Platt try-
ing his hand at using the Hurst
"jaws of Life" rescue tool to pry
open a car as company representa-
tive Pete Kellum of Jacksonville
supervises. Local emergency per-
sonnel hope to raise enough money
through the "Jaws of Life" fund
established at Wauchula State Bank
by Austin and Sara Bushaw to pur-
chase either the Hurst tool or a sim-
ilar one by Lukas. The fund, which
is endorsed by county and munici-
pal emergency personnel and offi-
cials, has raised over $3,000 to date.
But as much as $8,000 may be
needed to make the purchase.
From "not headlined" by buck
kelly:
-Looks like everybody wants to
be sheriff. Apparently there will be
a half-dozen or more candidates this
year since Newt Murdock has
announced he won't seek re-elec-
tion.
Newt is reportedly planning on
entering the building insulation
business, a line the federal govern-
ment is encouraging by offering
home owners etc. income tax cred-
its for insulating to save energy.
-Who says Jimmy Carter has
never done anything right? Didn't
he get rid of Billy?
SAgricultural research experts
from the University of Florida rec-
ommended that Farmland
Industries, application to construct
a phosphate chemical plant near the
Ona Agricultural Research Center
be denied at a workshop meeting
Tuesday afternoon.
The selection of t.e 1980-81
Hardee High Band Majorette Corps
has been announced by Tom Fegers,
band director, and Diana Youmans,
majorette advisor. Those chosen for
the corps were Kim Ballard, Susan
Burrus. Linda Cowart, Lori
Maenpaa arid Judy Myers.

Hardee County will be participat-
ing in the upcoming State Special
Olympic Games which are being
held June 13-15 at the University of
South Florida. The chaperones will
be Barbara Jones, Sherry Roan,


Chad Jones and David
McClenithan. Nita Barth, county
coordinator, says many people and
organizations gave their support for
the Special Olympics this year.
Hardee County's running club,
Pioneer Pacers, met Thursday night
to reorganize for the coming year.
The nominating committee was
selected, consisting of Martha Dees,
Cam Harkness and Bill Bishop.
1980 brought a very special occa-
sion for Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Solomon of 1015 S. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula.
May 30 was their golden wedding
anniversary, which was celebrated
on Saturday, May 31, at a surprise
party given in the home of their
granddaughter, Mrs. Alane
Pouncher.
The Solomons (pictured) live
next door to the Pouchers, and for
several days there were some "close
calls" in maintain the secrecy of
preparation fo the affair.
The couple grew up on the same
street in Rochester, N.Y., in the
early part of this century, and have
lived in Florida for the past 20
years.
Miss Victoria Ann Cherry of
Wauchula has announced plans for
her marriage to Samuel Lewis
Thompson, son of Mr.. and Mrs.
William Thompson Sr. of Hilliard.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cherry of
Wauchula.
The couple will be married
Sunday afternoon, June 15, at three
o'clock in the sanctuary of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula, with
the reception following at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cherry on
Hanchey Road.
I

10 YEARS AGO
Whatused to be an empty 17-acre
lot just north of State Road 62 on
U.S. Highway 17 is currently being
turned into a flea and farmer's mar-
ket.
The project, carried out by
Hilltop Enterprises Inc. and Cobb
Construction, will eventually pro-
vide enough space for 300 vendor
booths and parking for about 700
vehicles.
All booths will be under roof in
buildings constructed of steel on a
concrete slab. These buildings have
open sides, producing what project
manager Tony Dana calls and "out-
door mall effect."
A picture on Page One shows the


17-acre site being prepared for
"300-space flea market ... the
largest ever in Hardee County. It
will feature new and used items,
antiques and a farmer's market."
Hardee High School Key Club
President Claire Terrell is pictured
on Page One with a sample of the
new Key Club "Pride Paw." These
giant blue and orange paw prints
will be painted on the roads leading
the way to the Wildcate Football
Stadium in Wauchula. They will ,-
in place in time for the 1995 season
About 40 people attended
Memorial Day services Monday
morning at the American Legion
building in Wauchula. Afterwards,
Sthe reading of Hardee County's war
dead was held at the adjacent mon-
ument.
Pictured is John W. Burton read-
ing the names of Hardee Countians
killed in wars. Also pictured placing
the commemorative wreath at the
war memorial are Ruth Blanchard,
the Rev. Jim Williams, Carol
Knight and Burton. Ruth's husband,
Guy Blanchard, served in World
War I, received a Purple Heart after
a poison gas attack in Germany and
died on Memorial Day in 1964.
In memory of their husband and
father, the late Dr. Harold E.
Henderson, wife Margaret and
daughters Lynn H. Brown and
Becky H. Barker have established
the Dr. Harold E. Henderson
.Memorial Scholarship at South
Florida Community College. The
$10,000 gift will be matched with
$6,666 from Florida Academic
Improvement Trust Funds to yield
an endowed scholarship of $16,666.
Pictured is Barker presenting the
check' to SFCC President Dr.
Catherine P. Cornelius. Dr.
Henderson served as a member of
the SFCC District Board of
Trustees for 11 years and was a
founding and coitinueing member
of the SFCC Foundation, Inc.


This Sunday at 6 p.m. an installa-
tion service will be held at Faith-
Presbyterian Church for its new
pastor, the Rev. Brook T. Larrison
(pictured).
Larrison has been in Wauchula
since the first of May. He is being
joined by his family, wife Sandy
and sons Daniel and Andrew, who
are moving this week from Ohio.
Gardner Baptist Church is 105
years old, and this Sunday members
id guests will celebrate homecom-
ing with their former pastor, the
Rev. M.A. "Mac" Durrance, bring-
ing the message.
A basket dinner will follow in the
church's fellowhsip hall.
From "Fort Green News" by Mrs.
Tom Cooper:
-Louise Cooper of Tampa visit-.
ed Zula Cooper Saturday morning
on her way to the Cooper reunion at-
Zolfo Springs. She was going to:
spend Saturday night with her
brother, Bill Shirley of Bowling
Green.
-Sylvia Hovind drove Lena'
Mae Abbott to the eye doctor in
Sebring Thursday, where she
received treatment on her eye.
-Gene Cooper and friend Kim
Donaldson of okeechobee visited
his grandmother, Mildred Cooper,
Saturday afternoon.


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AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX


FOR


SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY





The School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a

measure to amend the use of property tax for the

capital outlay projects previously advertised for the

2003 to 2004 school year.



New projects to be funded :



CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Bowling Green Elem. Three (3) concrete portables

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIRS


Zolfo Springs Elem.
S Wauchula Elem.
North Wauchula Elem.


Renovations/.repairs after hurricane damage
Renovations/ repairs after hurricane damage
Renovations/ repairs after hurricane damage


All concerned citizens are invited to'a public hearing to

be held on June 13, 2005, at 5:01 P.M., in the Hardee

Junior High School Media Center located at 200 South

Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.



A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the

projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be

made at this meeting. :
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AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX


FOR


SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY





The School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a

measure to amend the use of property tax for the

capital outlay projects previously advertised for the

2004 to 2005 school year.



New projects to be funded:



NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT

Video cameras for school buses


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to

be held on June 13, 2005, at 5:01 P.M., in the Hardee

Junior High School Media Center located at 200 South

Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.



A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the

projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be

made at this meeting.


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