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Why Would A Man

Display A Baby Doll?

...C.J. Mouser 6C


PIONEER PARK

DAYS BEGINS
SSpecial Section Inside!


S Cats Get 3rd

SDistrict Win

...Story 5A


The


106th Year, No. 12
4 Sections, 46 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Thursday, March 2, 2006


The littlest "royals" charmed the audience as pageants filled fair week.
edition.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Full photo spreads of winners will appear in next week's


County Fair Royalty Complete


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 65th running of the Hardee
County Fair came to a close on
Sunday with the 2006 royal family
complete.
Mrs. Hardee County was select-
ed on Friday night. The Prince and
Princess preceded her, on Tuesday
night. And the Kindergarten
Princesses came before them, on
the previous Sunday afternoon.
They are added to Miss Hardee
County and Junior Miss Hardee
County, who appeared in last
week's edition as the fair was in
full swing.


Chosen Mrs. Hardee County in
the final pageant of the annual fair
was Sophia Peavy. She is the wife
of Eric Peavy, and is branch man-
ager at Big Lake National Bank in
Wauchula.
First runner-up and Audience
Choice is Emily Ward. Second run-
ner-up and Mrs. Congeniality is
Angela Blair. Mrs. Photogenic is
Stephanie Roberson, and Mrs. In-
ternet Photogenic is Amy Pelham.
Also taking the stage that night
were Erica Eisenhower, Amy
Bursler and P.J. Sutton.
The 2006 Prince & Princess are
TyQuain Lamar Means and


Vanessa Leigh Miranda. He is the
son of Cassandra Coney, while she
is the daughter of Danny and Isabel
Miranda.
Filling out their court are runner-
ups Joel Matthew Garland and
Kristian Haylie Judah. Most
Photogenic Prince was Johnny
Saldivar Jr, and Most Photogenic
Princess was Danielle Weeks.
Internet Photogenic were Joel
Garland his second award -
and Cheyenne Pohl.
Winning Kindergarten Princess
titles were Jillian Thompson and
Layla Santoyo. Jillian is the


daughter of Sheri Thompson, and
Layla is the child of Miguel and
Tara Santoyo.
In their court are Photogenic
Princesses Madison Warnock and
Julissa Flores, along with Internet
Photogenic Princesses Layla
Santoyo her second award -
and Corie Benton.
Coloring contest winners were
Michaela Blasingain and Hannah
Revell.
A full photo spread of the
pageant winners, pageant contes-
tants and fair activities will appear
in next week's edition of The
Herald-Advocate.


Man Accused Of Terrorizing Family


New Elementary





Principal Named


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A veteran Hardee County educa-
tor and administrator has been cho-
sen to be the principal of the dis-
trict's first new school in 25 years.
Tracey Nix, who currently serves
as assistant principal at Wauchula
Elementary School, was named as
head of Hilltop Elementary School
during last Thursday night's meet-
ing of the Hardee County School
Board.
Board members voted unani-
mously for her elevation to that top
school leadership post, following
the recommendation of Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones.
"It is my pleasure, following our
Stargeted-selection process, to nomi-
nate Tracey Nix as principal,"
Jones said. "She has been an out-
standing teacher and administrator
in this district for many years. She
has over five years in administra-
tion, and has more than proven her-
self able to take that next step."
Her current boss, WES Principal
Michele Polk, told the board, "I've
had a wonderful three years work-



ZS Gets
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The town of Zolfo Springs has a
new mayor.
Howard E. Schofield Jr., known
as Mike, was the only candidate to
apply for the job by the close of a
10-day filing period last Thursday
.afternoon.
Without any opposition, he auto-
matically takes the mayoral post.
The April 3 town election has been
canceled.
Interim mayor Roger Green said
Schofield will be sworn into office
sometime tomorrow (Friday).


ing with Tracey Nix. There's going
to be a big hole at Wauchula
Elementary School, and they're
going to be very lucky at Hilltop
Elementary School."
Polk also described a recent con-
versation she had with Hardee
-Senior High School Principal Mike
Wilkinson. "We talked about when
See PRINCIPAL 2A


,


; Mayor

Police officer Ricky Selph, a
notary, will administer that oath of
office.
Schofield will fill the vacancy
created by the Jan. 31 resignation
of Marilyn Aker, who called it quits
the morning after a volatile Town
Council meeting during which both
residents and council members
called for her departure.
Her term was not due to expire
until the end of October.
Meanwhile, Green said the town
is working with Elections Super-
visor Jeff Ussery to place a referen-
See MAYOR 2A


SHOW STOPPER


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 32-year-old man who alleged-
ly raped his estranged wife and
held her and their three children
against their wills over three days
has been arraigned in Hardee
Circuit Court.
But the man whose name is
being withheld by The Herald-
Advocate fo protect the identities of
his alleged victims did not per-
sonally appear before Circuit Judge
Robert L. Doyel. Instead, he was
being held in jail in Polk County,
where he is accused of keeping his
family. captive for two of those
three days.


Here, he is charged with sexual
battery, armed burglary, aggravated
assault, domestic battery, tamper-
ing with a witness or victim and
four counts each of kidnapping and
false imprisonment.
Doyel appointed the Public
Defender's Office to represent him,
and accepted a plea of not guilty.
Further, the judge set the man's
next local court appearance for
March 28.
According to Maj. Claude Harris
Jr., spokesman for the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office, the man
was arrested on Feb. 7 by Det.
Andrew McGuckin.
The man and his wife have been
married for eight years, he said, but
have been separated for the past
eight months or so. They have three


children. She and the children are
residing in the Hollandtown area of
east Wauchula, while he has been
staying in Bartow.
Authorities allege that on the
night of Feb. 5, he broke into his
wife's home and waited for her and
the children to come home. When
they did, at about 9, he snuck up
and grabbed his wife from behind
while they were all in a bedroom
preparing for bed.
Harris,alleged the man pointed a
semi-automatic handgun at his wife
and ordered her onto the bed.
There, he charged, the man raped
her, first striking her with his hands
and leaving cuts and bruises on her
face and arms.
When the woman once attempted


to call 9-1-1 on a cell phone, he
snatched the phone from her and
snapped it in two, Harris said.
The man kept his wife and chil-
dren captive in their home from 9
that night until about 4:30 in the
morning on Feb. 6, restraining his
wife with plastic ties and threaten-
ing to kill her, the major alleged.
Then, he forced them all into a
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe and made his
wife drive to his house in Bartow,
where he continued holding them
until 12:30 in the afternoon on Feb.
7, Harris alleged.
During that time, he unsuccess-
fully tried to talk his wife into a rec-
onciliation, he said.
After his family was released, the
man was arrested within hours.


County Has $30 Million to Spend


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INDEX
Classifieds 4B
Courthouse Report.........7C
Community Calendar......4A
Crime Blotter 8C
Hardee Living..................2B
Information Roundup.....3A
Obits 4A
School Lunch Menus .....38


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A $130,000 tree grant is just a
drop in the bucket of state and fed-
eral monies the county receives.
Monies due, in use or on tap for
various county projects total
$30,114,755.75. Some are as old as
2004. Some are as new as the tree
grant received recently on which
the bid will be awarded at the
Hardee County Commission meet-
ing today (Thursday).
Work on planting 400 trees at
Pioneer Park will await the conclu-
sion of Pioneer Park Days on
Sunday. Then placement stakes and


the paths of the many people
attending the annual extravaganza
will be heavily indented and allow
the trees to be planted so they will
not interfere with the annual event,
said Janet Gilliard, who coordi-
nates many of the county grants.
This grant of $133,332 will pro-
vide for 300 Live Oaks, 25 Red
Maples, 25 Cypress trees and 50
Long Leaf Pines. Each must be a
minimum of several inches in
diameter and several feet tall.
The low bid of $108,500, by
CSA of Lisa Drive in Wauchula,
will enable the county to use the
rest of the Florida Department of


Agriculture grant to clean up the
remaining tree and brush debris at
the park and install irrigation for
the trees. The bid includes one year
of mulching and maintenance on
the 400 trees planted.
Besides the $30 million on cur-
rently active grants, Gilliard and
her staff at the Office of
Community Development have
overseen over $7.1 million is other
grants since she began oversight
of county grants in 2002.
Having one hub for all grant
applications and administration
allows county commissioners to
See $30 MILLION 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The 65th running of the Hardee County Fair featured many local
youngsters as they groomed and showed their animals. Here,
Jessica McVay of Wauchula cares for her steer. Then, of course,
sale day followed. A special section dedicated to the FFA & 4-H
Livestock Sale will be Included in next week's edition.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 2, 2006


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The 38th annual Pioneer Park Days in Zolfo Springs is underway and
will last through Sunday.
There is plenty of food, entertainment, old engines and a giant flea
market. Also included are the Animal Refuge, kids' playground, pioneer
village in the museum area and the Hart Cabin.
Pioneer Park Days is sponsored by the Hardee County Commission,
with Jane Long as director.
The event was started as a display for antique steam engines by Franz
Ullrich and his son Tony and local dairy owner Earl Nickerson. Tommy
Underwood, president of First National Bank of Wauchula, was a major
force for many years. The bank sponsored the event for years. All four lead-
ers of the event have passed away.
We know everyone will enjoy the event. Many churches, civic clubs
and school organizations earn money from Pioneer Park Days from the
food booths.-
A special edition inside this week's Herald-Advocate spotlights
Pioneer Park Days and lists the entertainment every day through Sunday at
the newly rebuilt (since the 2004 hurricanes) Nickerson-Ullrich pavilion.
There is something for everyone at this five-day event on the banks of
historic Peace River, a famous canoeing river.
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The Hardee High School boys baseball team is off to a good start. The
Cats have a fine coaching staff and good players. They enjoygood crowds
coming out to support them. Two of the most loyal fans of Hardee High
sports are Dr. James Pyle and his wife Debbie.

Local Realtor Charles Shackelford has been somewhat surprised how
real estate values in Hardee County have risen in recent years.
Florida is one of the fastest growing states inithe country. Real estate
has shot up along the coastal areas and 20 miles inland. Some people have
sold out for high prices and to save on taxes are looking for property more
inland. There can be a 15 percent federal tax savings, oh capital gains if one
buys similar property soon.
Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, if you bought prop-
erty for $200,000 and later sold it for $500,000 and deducted selling costs
of $30,000, you have a taxable gain of $270,000. Capital gains tax would
be $40,500. That tax can be deferred if you buy similar property of equal or
greater value. This can apply for farmland, rental houses, factories and
commercial real estate and has to be done within a certain period of time.
A "Swap Market" article written by Matthew Swibel in the March
2006 Rotary Magazine indicates a seller has 45 days to identify in writing
a like-kiridasset you intend to buy and after that 135 days to complete the
transaction with proceeds from the prior sale.
Thus folks who sell property in Manatee County for $25,000 an acre
or $40,000 an acre in Palm.Beach County can look more inland in counties
such as Hardee or DeSoto and perhaps don't mind paying $10,000 to
$15,000 an acre. They can buy much more property than they had for the
same money.
That may be an oversimplification of rising real estate values, but at
least it sheds some light on the subject.

Higher gasoline prices and'several increases in0 oan rates during the
past year are exerting a slightly downward pressure-on the economy and
borrowers. Savers are finding better rates for their cash investments.
If the situation in Iraq will improve, gasoline prices will come down
some.
Local citrus prices are improved greatly in the past year and should
remain strong for the next few years. Cattle prices continue strong.
Vegetable prices have been good for local farmers.
S The phosphate industry has slumped some due to worldwide demand
for fertilizer decreasing for the time being, based partly on higher fertilizer
'prices due to rising oil prices. Fertilizer demand, however, should rebound,
-as the population of America and the rest of the world continues to grow.
I read a report recently that said America will reach a population of 300
million later this year, with an American being born every 8 seconds, an
American dying every 14 seconds, and a new immigrant coming here every
22 seconds.

America's budget deficit this year is expected to be $400 billion. The
annual trade deficit is around $700 billion, with an American trade deficit
with China alone at about $200 billion. Those numbers could stand some
improvement.
The U.S. economy is still strong, however, growing at a rate just over
3 percent. Faster growing economies, however, include China and India,
'becoming super powers.
Global free trade is hurting a lot of America's basic manufacturing
industries. I have read that America no longer makes any television sets or
blue jeans.
A North Carolina cotton farmer was in Wauchula recently eating lunch
with Duck Smith at Rooster's Restaurant in Zolfo Springs. He said he can
ship cotton to China cheaper per ton than he can truck cotton to South
Carolina. China sends many shiploads of goods to America, and return
shipping freight rates back to Chiria are cheap.

It appears spring is ready to break out in Hardee County. The winter
has been relatively mild, with no major freezes.
Misc. fact Hardee County 2 or 3 years ago was rated the No. 1 reli-
gious county in the state with Palm Beach No. 2, according to a statewide
survey.

Although the United States is the world's.leading producer of
peaches, the tree is not native to the Americas. It was brought here by
English colonists in the early 1600s.


PRINCIPAL
Continued.From 1A


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Schofield
Council beginning in April of 2000,
when he filled the unexpired term
of Kenny Farabee, who had
resigned.
In 2002, he ran against Aker for
the mayoral slot, but lost in an Oct.
28 election.
Schofield has resided in the town
for over 14 years, coming to his
wife's native county after retiring
from a long military career and,
then civilian work with the State
Department in Frankfurt, Germany.
He is a Viet Nam veteran.
He and his wife, Sara, have four
grown children and several grand-
children.
Schofield is self-employed, start-
ing Mike's Lawn Care in 1991.


BG HONOR ROLL
The honor roll from Bowling
Green Elementary School list-
ed an incorrect name for a
kindergarten pupil with all A's.
Earning recognition and con-
gratulations for his achieve-
ment is Jared Noel.

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want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will review the
information, and if we find it
needs correction or clarifica-
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To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
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you work closely with an AP (assis-
tant principal) and they leave, it's
like a divorce. It feels like that."
Jones said the change would
become effective July 1.
With those recommendations
and that information, the board-
voted 5-0 for Nix.
Nix thanked the board, and said
she appreciated the opportunity "to
be an administrator in what is going
to be an outstanding school. I look
forward to it."
Nix, of Wauchula, began her
career with the Hardee County
School District in 1981, hired by
David Durastanti as the supervisory
teacher for the migrant children's
language arts tutorial program at
Wauchula Elementary School.
When a sudden vacancy arrived,
she filled a gap at Hardee Senior
High for one year, teaching reading
and English. Then, she returned to
WES, teaching fourth grade for
about 15 years.
In 1998-99, she was chosen at
WES' teacher of the year, and went
on to win the districtwide title.
But in the 2000-01 school year,
Nix went from the classroom to the
front office, serving as administra-
tive assistant to Gary Moore, then
principal at WES. When she com-
pleted her master's of education in
educational leadership at the
University of South Florida in May
of 2003, she was named assistant
principal.
Throughout much of her career
in academia, Nix also served as a
social services consultant to the
Visiting Nurses Association, Crest
Medical Center in Wauchula and
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
The decision to apply for the
principalship for the new elemen-
tary school now under construction
in Wauchula Hills and set for an
August opening did not come easi-
ly for Nix.
Nix, who attends the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula and is
a choir member and Sunday School



MAYOR
Continued From 1A
dum on the general-election ballot
which, if approved by town voters,
will change the municipality's form
of government from strong-
mayor/council to manager/commis-
sion.
Schofield will work in the mean-
time. He will be paid $150 a month ,,,.
Schofield, 56, of 408 E. Fourth
St., is well familiar with town poli-
tics. He served on the Town


teacher there, prayed for guidance.
God led her to apply, she said.
"It is bittersweet, because
Wauchula Elementary School has
been my family for 25 years," she
said on Tuesday of this week.
"They have left, without a doubt,
such an indelible print on me as a
person.
"But," she continued, "I know
'this is the right thing for me to do.
Knowing the door is open, I enter it
with excitement."
Nix said that becoming principal
of a new school in the district is
akin "to creating something that
doesn't exist."
She explained, "It's motivating
and exciting to have the opportuni-
ty to mold something,, whether
molding kids or walking alongside
parents or having a great faculty.
"I love the children. I love the
classroom. My influences will be
greater, multiplied, more so out of
the classroom than in the class-
room."
Nix said her goal as a principal
will be focusing on the children and
bringing about what is best for
them.
"I'm completely and thoroughly
convinced God wouldn't want me
somewhere He did not equip me
and prepare me to be," she added.
"Initially, I felt guilty about aban-
doning my staff, but it's just time.
I'm convinced it's right. God's
time. And I greet it with excite-
ment."
Nix concluded, "I pray for
knowledge, wisdom and discern-
ment, and the love and grace to
carry it out. And I've always found
Him to be faithful to that, and I
know of no reason for Him not to
continue to be."
Finally, with a broad smile, she
ended, "I'm excited to see those lit-
tle faces. I don't know who they are
yet, but I will love to see them!"
.Nix is married to Ney Nix, an
employee of CF Industries. The
couple have two daughters, Kaila, a
junior at Hardee High, and
Rebekah, a sixth grader at the
junior high.
On Wednesday morning, Princi-
pal Polk again congratulated Nix,
and said she will be greatly missed
at WES.
"It has been such a pleasure
working side by side with Mrs. Nix
these past three years," Polk began.
"Mrs. Nix is a highly dedicated and
effective school administrator, and
Hilltop Elementary School is lucky
to have her leadership "
Said Polk, "Mrs. Nix will be
sorely missed at Wauchula Elemen-
tary School, but all of our staff wish
her great success as she takes on
this new opportunity."
Polk added, however, that she
looks forward to "working with her
as a 'principal colleague down the
street.'"
"-Superintendent Jones, too, was


pleased with the board's appoint-
ment of Nix. "Tracey has been an
outstanding teacher and administra-
tor for many years in this school
district. Based on her performance
at Wauchula Elementary as dn
assistant principal and the feedback
T receive from her principal and my



$30M
Continued
have a better handle on monies
coming into the county and how
they are spent. Gilliard said it
requires frequent coordination with
department heads such, as Rich
Shepard at emergency manage-
ment, Mike Choate at Fire-Rescue,
Park Winter at the wastewater
plants, Danny Weeks at county
building and grounds and many
others.
The $7,109,479.59 in closed
grants includes some back to 2000
which were still active when
Gilliard and company began over-
sight. These include grants for
courthouse preservation afid
restoration, primary health care,
housing, state wastewater appropri-
ations, library, terrorism, parks,
animal refuge and law enforce-
ment.
Of the $30 million open funding,
over $11 million is reimbursement
for county disaster relief work and
services following the three 2004
hurricanes which devastated the
county.
There's been three more state
legislative appropriations for
wastewater installation in Bowling
Green and the county; more health
care grants, Small County Outreach
and Small County Road Assistance
grants; hurricane shelter retrofitting
and hurricane housing relief; urban
search and rescue, homeland secu-


Sleeping on your back with a pill
your eyes from getting red and sw
the eyes when your head is level wil


own observations, Tracey is well-
prepared to take the next adminis-
trative step.
"I'm thankful we have such qual-
ity in the district, because starting a
new school will be a special chal-
lenge," Jones added. "I'm confi-
dent Tracey will handle it well."



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From 1A
rity and hazards analysis monies;
historical museum dollars foi
Cracker Trail Museum at Pioneer
Park; and several Community
Development Block Grants and
other housing grants.
Gilliard mentioned the closing of
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) trailer park
at which dislocated residents have
lived free for 18 months while they
were making plans for permanent
housing. Some will get an exten-
sion because their homes are nearly
but not completely ready for them
to move in.


Others, who made no plans untfl
the Feb. 13 deadline approached,
now find themselves on the down
side of applications for assistance
on home repairs or replacement.
FEMA will begin charging fair
market rent for the 14x70 trailers'
According to the most recent fair
market rent chart for Hardee
County, monthly rent is $407 for
an efficiency, $442 for one-bed-
room and $490 for two bedroom
(which most of the trailers are).
At Thursday's meeting, Gilliard
will ask the commission to autho-
rize application for the state
Department of Health "Closing The
Gap" diabetes prevention grant for
the new three-year funding cycle
2006-2009.


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Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot

Annual Fund Raising Event

On February 11, 2006, at the Double M Ranch owned by Charles and Mary Jane Matheny over
200 shooters participated in the Annual Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot. Each participant'shot 80
clay pigeons at 10 different stations either by shooting on teams or as individuals. Refreshments
and lunch were furnished in the ticket price.

Trophies were presented to the following winners:
Men's 4 Person Team: Hardee Ranch Supply (Ronnie Carlton, Donald Gray, Tommy Hartley, and Hooker Browning)
Women's 4 Person Team: Florida Fence Post (Diane LaBud, Elene Salas, Lori Barbaree and Debbie Gulliver)
Men's 2 Person Team: Damon Hughes and Terry Hines
Women's 2 Person Team: Holly Chamberlain and Calli Skipper
Men's Individual: Pete Carlton
Women's Individual: Roxann Seaton
Youth Individual: Dylan Farr

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS THAT FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED OUR SHOOT:
00nn Cornorate S nnnsor


Albritton Insurance Services
Crown Ford
Dr. Barbara Carlton & Family
Florida Hospital Heartland Division
Mosaic
PhosChem Supply Company
Wauchula State Bank

Ables & Ritenour, PA
Candace Sylvia Preston, PA.
Coldwell Banker Am-South Realty
DeSoto Home Health Care, Inc.
Extended Care Services
Fast Track System
Florida Fence Post
Hardee County Title & Abstract Co.
Homes by Handley, Inc.
Jan L. DeBoom, CPA, PA.
Jim See Realty, Inc.
John W. Burton
Kenneth B. Evers, PA
Lambert Realty Co., Inc.
Manley and Associates, CPA's, PA
North Manatee Realty, Inc.
Pete's Pharmacy
R.J. Dease
Safeguard Security, Inc.
Superior OK Tire Store, Inc.
United Agri Products


Big Lake National Bank
D & S Cattle Co., Inc.
FINR
Jimmy Parker
Nicholson Ace Hardware
Southeasten Modular

2006 Sponsors
Austin Growers
Central Pump & Irrigation, Inc.
Conley Grove Service, Inc.
Emerson & Mary Jones
Farm Bureau Insurance
Fields Equipment Co. Inc.
Grimsley Oil Company, Inc.
Hardee Ranch Supply, Inc.
J.L.C. Farms
Jan's
Joe Fritz, Attorney
Johns on Wheels
Kiwanis Club of Palmetto
Loran Cogburn
Metheny & Co.
Pat Carlton Construction, Inc.
Petteway Grove Service, Inc.
Reality Ranch
Sevigny & Timmerman Eye Care
Thomas Trevino, Merrill Lynch
Wauchula Abstract & Title Co., Inc.


A special thank you to the following:
*Participants
*Albritton Insurance-Donation of Guns
*Wauchula Pawn & Gun
*Kiwanians


CF Industries, Inc.
Doyle E. Carlton, III
First National Bank of Wauchula
Manuel Citrus, Inc.
Peace River Electric Coop., Inc.
Vandolah Power Company


Brant Funeral Chapel
Chapman Fruit Co.
Culligan Water Conditioning Service
English Chevrolet, Chrysler,Dodge,Jeep
Farrn Credit of Southwest Florida
Flores & Flores
Hanchey's Carpets
Heartland Growers Supply
Jack See Contruction
Jeff McKibben, RA.
Joe L. Davis, Inc.
Johnson Harvesting, Inc.
L. Cobb Construction, Inc.
Mancini Packing Company
MidFlorida Federal Credit Union
Patterson Welding
Pioneer Medical Center
Robarts Family Funeral Home, Inc.
Staton, Inc.
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
Wauchula Pawn & Gun


*Corporate and Station Sponsors
*Key Club Volunteers
*4-H Foundation-provided lunch


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March 2, 2006, The Herald-Advocate! 3A


Letter To The Editor Hardee Lakes Sets

Accident Victim Remembered


'Dear Editor,
Last week while sitting with
ILinda Shelton who was hurt in the
iJan. 21 accident, she looked at me
land said, "I want to know who the
ambulance driver was the night of
my accident."
I asked a few questions, and then
she said, "His eyes. I remember
them."
I went and got my scrapbook and
asked is that him. Yes, yes, she said,
and said I have to write him a
'thank-you letter.
I just wanted to cry because I
never hardly ever hear people
tthanking the E.M.T.
I thought about it overnight, and
then I decided to call Chief Mike
IChoate. He was so nice to talk with
-and set up a surprise meeting with
>Linda and Rick Eagerton. I sat
awaiting for my call to set up the day
yand time.
it


I thought Tuesday would never
come, especially noon time.
As soon as he walked into
Linda's she knew it was him and
even with the halo she managed to
give him a hug. They talked and
talked. I was happy to be there and
a part of all the happiness they
shared.
There were more than Rick there,
and Linda thanks you all. It was
only Rick's eyes she remembered.
It is not every day the E.M.T:
gets cards or letter of thanks, but I
wanted to do something special.
We all need to give the ladies and
men a big thank-you for all they do
by saving us before we see the doc-
tor.
They have helped me. I donated a
few times, but in my heart it was
not enough. God-bless.
Millie Freeman
Wauchula


,l Golden Nuggets
.: By Lorraine and John Gillespie '
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries of Wauchula
'" A


So kill (deaden, deprive or power) the evil desire
lurking in your members (those animal impulses and
S all that is earthly in you that is employed in): sexual
vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and
b all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the
S deifying of self and other created things instead of
God).
-Colossians 3:5 (Amp)
1 Vs. 6 goes on to say that these very sins is what causes the holy anger
bf God to come upon the sons of disobedience (opposed to the divine will).
He also tells us we (Christians) once walked and were addicted to such
practices, but now we are to put those away and rid ourselves completely
of all these things: anger, rage, bad feelings toward others, curses and slan-
der, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from our lips!
t We are not to lie to one another and strip off the old self with its evil
practices, but clothe ourselves with the new spiritual self and renew our-
selves with the knowledge of Him.
There is no room for distinction of persons: black, white, Hispanic,
preek, Gentile, etc., but Christ is all and in all to all men.
I A Golden Nugget is to clothe ourselves as God's own chosen ones by
putting on behavior marked by being gentle, kind, loving, patient, tender-
.hearted nd one who has the power to endure whatever comes, with good
temper.


Eyes Of Ambulance Driver


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Mark Saturday, May 6, on your
calendar.
That is the tentative date for the
grand opening of Hardee Lakes
Park off Ollie Roberts Road in the
northwest sector of the county.
A quartet appearing before the
Hardee County Commission re-








Register Now For
BG Baseball
The registration deadline for
Bowling Green baseball has
been extended through tomor-
row (Friday). Those interested
in playing, coaching or volun-
teering still have time to sign up.
Applications can be obtained
at school and returned there
before the close of school
Friday, or turn them into any
coach, league officer or coordi-
nator D. Williams-Tatis. For
more information, call 375-3338
and leave your name and num-
ber.

Movies At
Park Friday
Movies on Main Street returns
to Heritage Park tomorrow
(Friday) with the showing of
"Madagascar."
There is free admission and
concessions will be available.
Just come to the park at West
Main Street and South Seventh
Avenue by 7 p.m.

Love your neighbor; yet don't
pull down your hedge.
-Benjamin Franklin
**
If a man empties his purse into
his head, no man can take it
away from him. An investment
in knowledge always pays the
best interest.
-Benjamin Franklin
***
Three may keep a secret if two
are dead.
-Benjamin Franklin


Grand Opening

vith planning land to let people see all of the
I be an annu- 1,260-acre park created following
phosphate mining. The park,
rce president opened in 2004, now includes con-
tive director trolled fishing in all four lakes as
ica Scheips- well as picnicking, nature hikes,
planning for bird watching and band fishing.
%,ith Danny The Hardee County Parks and
ilding and Recreation Advisory Board recom-
-senting their mended the grand opening as a
Back To Nature Day with a fishing
ith any other rodeo rather than a tournament. The
ith any other Chamber group agreed to work
chosen May 6 with the park board, Hardee Lakes
activities for Park coordinator Earl Powell and
t will coor- local mining companies in pursuing
Department plans for the all-day event.
; tournament
a fee. Commissioner Minor Bryant
a completely commended Weeks and Powell and
le movers on others "who have brought this


beautiful asset to the county. Weeks
said plans are in the works to open
the park up for primitive camping
four days a week as soon as electric
power for the restrooms and show-
ers is in.
The commission agreed to waive
admission fees of $2 per car for the
special annual event. "As more and
more expansion and development
occurs, we want to make county
residents aware of it," said Atchley.
"I'd never been there until last
week and maybe a lot more folks
haven't either," agreed Scheips-
meier.
Besides the four lakes, which
vary from 150 to 45 acres, there are
adjoining wetlands and woodlands
which are home to many native
species of trees and wildlife,
Including birds. It was mined prior
to 1998 when reclamation plans
created the lakes and woodlands.


March 2 Boys/Girls Tennis Booker HOME 3:30 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30
March 3 Girls Softball Braden River .Away 5:30/7:30
JV Baseball Frostproof HOME 6 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof Away 7 p.m.
March 4 Track North Port Away 9 a.m.
March 6 HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30
JV Baseball Lake Placid Away 6 p.m.
March 7 Boys Tennis Lake Placid Away 4 p.m.
Girls Softball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/7:30
March 9 Track Okie Relays Avon Park Away 3:30 p.m.
Girls Softball Fort Meade Away 5/7 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30
Varsity Baseball Lemon Bay Away 7 p.m.
March 10 Track North Port Away Noon
Varsity Softball Braden River HOME 6 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto Away 6 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto HOME 7 p.m.
Tennis Heartland Conference Sebring 3/10-3/11
March 13 Boys Tennis Sebring HOME 4 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30
March 14 Track Sebring Away 3:30 p.m.
Girls/Boys Tennis Braden River Away 4 p.m.
JV Baseball Palmetto Away 6 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Palmetto HOME 7 p.m.
March 15 Varsity Baseball Lakeland HOME 7 p.m.
March 16 HJHS Volleyball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30
Varsity Softball All Saints HOME 6 p.m.


cently offered to help v
for what they hope wil
al event.
Chamber of Comme
Terry Atchley, execul
Janet Hendry and Eri
meier, who will chair
the "Fun Day," joined
Weeks, county bu
grounds director, in pre
plan.
To avoid conflict wi
events, the group has c
and suggested several
a free day at the park.
dinate with the annual
of Corrections fishing
for which there will be
Otherwise it will be
free fun day, with peop


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MARY L. JOHNSTON
Mary L. Johnston, 56, of Zolfo
Springs, died Feb. 22, 2006, in
Sebring.
She was born Aug. 26, 1949 in
Gardner and had lived in this area
all of her life. She was a homemak-
er and member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband
Henry "Junior" Johnston; three
sons, Henry Douglas Pelham of
Avon Park, and Joe Allen Johnston
and Travis Lee Johnston and wife
Tasha all of Frostproof; three
daughters, Mary Ann Johnston of
Frostproof, Cheryl Denise Carter of
Punta Gorda and Barbara Sue
McClelland of Nocatee; one broth-
er, Clarence Thomas Pelham of
Arcadia; four sisters, Evelyn
Vaughn of Ft. Meade, Betty "Frog"
Johnston of Zolfo Springs, Debra
Pelham of Avon Park, and Donnie
Sutherland of Obion, Tenn.; nine
grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday,
Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. with visitation
10-11 a.m. at Friendship Chapel,
Zolfo Springs. Burial was in
Friendship Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

ALMA L. GRANT
Alma L. Grant, 71, of Sebring,
died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006.
She was born Aug. 22, 1934, in
Frostproof to George and Lillar
(Jenkins) Tindell. she was a home-
maker, a member of Christian
Assembly and a resident of High-
lands County.
She is survived by her husband of
53 years, George Grant of Sebring;
one daughter, Connie Brown of
Sebring; one son, George M. Grant
and wife Monica of Sebring; one
sister, Frances Wood and husband
Tommy of Wauchula; one brother,
Earl Tindell and wife Juanita of
Frostproof; 12 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Visitation was held Thursday,
Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. with the service
starting at 5 p.m. in the Stephen-
son-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel
with Pastor John Zonneveld offici-
ating. Burial was held at Florida
National Cemetery on Feb. 25.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring



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MARION E.
LEIGH
Marion E. Leigh, 78, of Zolfo
Springs, died Feb. 21, 2006 in
Sebring.
She was born Feb. 4, 1928 in
Allegheny County, Pa. and had
been a Hardee County resident
for over 26 years, coming from
Fairfax County, Va. She attended
Florida's First Assembly of God.
She had retired as clerk with the
City of Wauchula, owned
Midway Wood World in Hardee
County, and was assistant for the
chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
at the Pentagon. She was a mem-
ber of the Wauchula Women's
Garden Club and past chaplain
of Wauchula Elks.
Survivors include her husband,
Homer "Scotty" Leigh; one son,
David W. Leigh of Stuart; one
daughter, Catherine E. Lee of
Stuart; one brother, Daniel E.
'Johnston of Springfield, Mo.;
and three grandchildren,
Christopher Eubanks, David
Edward Leigh and Jenny Joann
Leigh.
Services were held Friday,
Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. with visitation
2-3 p.m. at Florida's First
Assembly of God in Wauchula,
with the Rev. Robert Lecocq and
Rev. Barry Taylor conducting the
services.
Memorials may' be made to the
American Cancer Society,
Hardee County Unit, P.O. Box
126'8, Wauchula, Fl. 33873.


FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula




Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home


DANIEL O. WEBB
Daniel O. Webb, 87, of Fort
Meade, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006,
at Spring Lake Nursing Center,
Winter Haven.
Born March 17, 1918 in Kona,
Ky., he came to Fort Meade in 1980
from North Vernon, Ind. He was a
retired ordinance specialist in the
U. S. Air Force and a WWII prison-
er of war under Gen. Douglas
McArthur and a Korean War veter-
an. He served three years in the
Army and 17 in the Air Force. He
was a member of the American ex-
POWs, the American Rifle
Association, and Fort Meade
Veterans of Foreign Wars. He
attended the Full Gospel Assembly
of God in Fort Meade.
Survivors include his wife Anna
M. Webb of Fort Meade; two sons,
Billy D. Webb of Frostproof and
Michael 0. Webb of North Vernon,
Ind.; one daughter Barbara K.
Posey of Winter Haven; two broth-
ers, John Webb of Dundee and
Mayford Webb of Hope, Ind.; one
sister Lillie Bates, of North Vernon,
Ind.; four grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 26
from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services
were Monday at 10 a.m. at the
funeral home, followed by inter-
ment in Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell.
Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel
Fort Meade


MARTHA CAIN CROSBY
Martha Cain Crosby, 79, died
Feb. 23, 2006, at home.
Born March 23, 1927 in
Chandler, N.C. to the late Roy and
Virginia Cain, she moved to Florida
in 1933. She graduated from
Hardee High School. She was a
member of First Christian Church
for the past 60 years.
She is survived by one daughter
Kay Kinder of Bowling Green;
three grandchildren, Brad Kinder
of Bowling Green, Kristen
Grantham and husband Shane of
Bowling Green, and Susan Martin
and husband Mike of Dover, Del.
A memorial service was held on
Wednesday, March 1 at 3 p.m. at
First Christian Church.
SIn lieu of flowers the family
request that donations be made to
the First Christian Church youth
building fund.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

Do not do what you would undo
if caught.


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MARY L
JOHNSTON
Mary L. Johnston, 56, of Zolfo
Springs, died Feb. 22, 2006, in
Sebring.
She was born Aug. 26, 1949 in
Gardner and had lived in this
area all of her life. She was a
homemaker and member of Oak
Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband
Henry "Junior" Johnston; three
sons, Henry Douglas Pelham of
Avon Park, and Joe Allen
Johnston and Travis Lee
Johnston and wife Tasha all of
Frostproof; three daughters,
Mary Ann Johnston of
Frostproof, Cheryl Denise Carter
of Punta Gorda and Barbara Sue
McClelland of Nocatee; one
brother, Clarence Thomas
Pelham of Arcadia; four sisters,
Evelyn Vaughn of Ft. Meade,
Betty "Frog" Johnston of Zolfo
Springs, Debra Pelham of Avon
Park, and Donnie Sutherland of
Obion, Tenn.; nine grandchil-
dren; and many nieces and
nephews.
Services were held on
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. with
visitation 10-11 a.m. at
Friendship Chapel, Zolfo
Springs. Burial was in Friend-
ship Cemetery.


FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula




Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home


DR. EARL STALLINGS
Dr. James Earl Stallings, 89, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, Feb. 23,
2006, at Oakbridge Healthcare
Center, Lakeland.
Born March 20, 1916, in
Durham, N.C., to the late Walter
and Mattie Bagwell Stallings, he
was a graduate of Harrison-
Chilhowee Academy in Harrison,
Tenn., Carson-Newman College in
Jefferson City, Tenn., and South-
western Baptist Theological Sem-
inary in Fort Worth, Texas, where
he received a Master of Theology
degree. Ordained into the ministry
in 1940 in Knoxville, Tenn., his
former pastorates include Ridge-
dale Baptist Church, Chattanooga,
Tenn., First Baptist Church of
Ocala, First Baptist Church of
Birmingham, Ala., and First Baptist
Church of Marietta, Ga. From 1956
to 1957, he served as president of
the Florida Baptist Convention. At
the age of 61, he was commis-
sioned by the Southern Baptist
Convention as Director of Christian
Social Ministries for the state of
Arizona where he and his wife
established a ministry to senior
adults and later co-authored the
book, "Seniors Reaching Seniors."
In 2001, he moved from Arizona to
Wauchula where he became a
member of the First Baptist
Church. That same year, Samford
University in Birmingham, Ala.,
bestowed upon him the honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters degree,
and in 2004, Carson-Newman
College recognized him as its
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his wife of 64
years, Ruth L. Stallings, in 2001;
two brothers; and one sister.
Survivors are one son, James L.
Stallings and wife Bess of
Wauchula; one grandson, James
"Jay" Stallings of Wauchula; one
granddaughter, Meredith Beeson
Stallings Bolinski and husband
Brandon of Atlanta, Ga.; and two
nephews, Dr. Carl Bowen of
Albemarle, N.C., and Bryant
Stallings of Cary, N.C.
Memorial services were held
Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Wauchula
with Dr. Bob Norman, Dr. David Z.
Nowell, Dr. Jonathan Bass and the
Rev. Charles F. Granger officiating.
Visitation was one hour prior to the
service. Burial was private.
The family requests memorial
donations be made to a scholarship
fund created for ministerial stu-
dents, the Dr. and Mrs. Earl
Stallings Endowed Scholarship,
Carson-Newman College, Office of
Advancement, C-N Box 72017,
Jefferson City, TN 37760, or the
Senior Adult Ministry of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula, P.O.
Box 548, Wauchula 33873.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


MARY JO KITCHEL
Mary Jo Kitchel, 62, of
Mulberry. died Wednesday, Feb.
22, 2006 at home.
Born Sept. 10, 1943 in Lakeland
she was a former resident of Fort
Meade and Bartow. She was a food
processing foreman and of the
Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her
father Ortha L. Dunn and two sis-
ters Betty Crews and Tallulah
Moore.
Survivors include one son, Kevin
Kitchel of Mulberry; one daughter,
Susan Spivey of Bartow, 10 grand-
children and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 24,
from 6 to 8 p.m at the funeral
chapel. Funeral services were
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. fol-
lowed by burial at Evergreen
Cemetery, Fort Meade.
Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel
Fort Meade


-m
THURSDAY. MAR. 2
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

THURSDAY. FEB. 23
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, media
center, Hardee Junior High
School, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula.


Q: i. tilapia one of the fish high
in omega-3 fat?
A: No. Tilapia has only about one
gram of fat altogether in a serving,
unless you add more fat when cook-
ing. Consequently, the amount of
omega-3 fat in tilapia is much less
than the amount in fatty fish like
salmon, Atlantic mackerel, sea bass,
rainbow trout, albacore tuna, her-
ring and sardines. However, tilapia
is still a good meal choice. It's a
sweet, mild fish that is great for
people who don't like a fishy taste.
It's also wonderful when you want
to use a flavorful sauce or seasoning
that the fish won't compete with.
You don't have to look for fish with
high amounts of omega-3 fat, if you
want to eat better. Simply having
any kind of fish twice a week has
been linked with heath benefits.

Q: After severely overweight
people have surgery to lose
weight, do they automatically eat
less, or do they have to learn new
eating habits?
A: A person has to learn new eat-
ing habits after weight-loss surgery,
and many people underestimate the
difficulty involved. During the
weight-loss phase immediately
after surgery, people are often
advised to eat about five meals a
day, each less than a.half-cup, along
with protein supplements. After this
phase, for long-term maintenance, a
person's meal size still remains
under a cup. However, people can't
simply reduce the portion size of
foods they're used to eating.
Because of changes in the digestive
tract, people need to learn to chew
their food far more finely than most
of us do. Liquids need to be con-
sumed separately from solid foods.
"Eating on the run" can become a
real problem, if people did that
before. People can also develop an
intolerance to tough meat, soft
bread, certain vegetables, skins of
fruits, high-fat foods, carbonated
beverages, or high-sugar foods.
Although you might think it's easi-
er to avoid foods if you can't toler-
ate eating them, emotion often
plays a major role in people's food
choices. Experts say that 'people
who use food to cope with stressor
emotion may do the same thing
after weight-loss surgery. These
people may also need extended help
learning new ways to deal with
family situations and personality
traits that promote overeating. They
may also need to acquire greater
awareness of physical and emotion-
al- cues that prombt them'To start
eating when they 'aren't hungry.
Consequently, a skilled team
including a therapist and registered
dietitian is strongly advised for both
a person's safety and successful
outcome after this kind of surgery.




LAUREN B. HENDRICK
Lauren B. Hendrick, 95, of Fort
Meade, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006,
at Bartow Regional Medical
Center.
Born Sept. 29, 1910 in Fort
Meade, he was a lifetime resident
of the community. He was self-
employed as a farmer and cattle-
man.
Survivors include one daughter,
Barbara Meyers of Fort Meade;
two sons, Lucian Hendrick of
Mayo and Ernest Hendrick of
Okeechobee; one brother, Olma
Hendrick of Fort Meade; five
grandchildren, nine great-grand-
children and two great-great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Tuesday 1 to 2
p.m. at the funeral home with
graveside services at 2 p.m. at
Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Obituaries


Q: Does ice cream count as a
serving of dairy for supplying cal-
cium?
A: Since ice cream is a dietary
product, it does contain some calci-
um, but it also supplies a hefty dose
of sugar and fat. Each cup of regu-
lar ice cream not the extra-rich
gourmet brands has 150 to 175
milligrams (mg) of calcium. Along
with that amount of calcium, you
will get about 270 calories and 14
grams of fat. If you eat enough ice
cream to get the 300 mg of calcium
found in one cup of skim milk, you
would consume six times the
amount of calories that the skim
milk has and more than 28 grams of
fat. By choosing reduced-fat or no-
added-sugar ice cream, you can
lower the calorie content somewhat
of the ice cream, but dt is still far
greater than the amount in milk.
You should find other sources of
calcium and consider ice cream an
optional food for "discretionary
calories." These are foods that you
eat in small amounts, savoring their
taste, once you have met your nutri-
tional needs with a balanced diet.'

Q: Does white tea offer more
health benefits than green tea?
A: White, green and black teas
all come from the same plant.
White tea is the least processed
form. Its leaves and buds are simply
steamed and dried. It gets its name
because it's made from a higher
.proportion of buds, which are cov-
ered with fine silvery hairs that turn
white when dried. White tea's fla-
vor is slightly sweet, without the
grass-like tones that green tea can
have. Although green tea is higher
than black tea in polyphenol phyto-
chemicals that provide antioxidant
power, such as epigallocatechin gal-
late (EGCG), white tea is even
higher. A few studies suggest that
white tea is even better than green
tea at preventing damage to DNA in
cells that could lead to cancer.
However, since white tea is much
less commonly consumed than
green tea in Japan or black tea in the
U.S. and Europe, it has attracted
much less research. We don't know
for certain whether it really benefits
health more than green tea. Because
white tea is substantially more
expensive than other teas, it may
not seem worth the cost to some


Letter To The Editor

Puppy Needs To Be

Returned To Zolfo Home


Dear Editor,
Why did you have to take my
children's puppy? You are no
stranger, I am sure.
My daughter asked me, "Who
would do such a thing?" Never
mind what I told her.
If you see her, she is leopard,


gray with black spots. She is in
need of more shots.
So just please return her. Shame
on you! Phone 735-8346.

Sincerely,
Diane Hodges
Zolfo Springs


SOn The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex 1,
412 W. Orange St, Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest Times are approximate except for

advertised public hearings.
-Public hearing decision for special to construct a communica-
tions tower, correcting the height and total acreage, 8:35 a.m.
-Lease agreement with Daystar Communications on tower use, 8:45
a.m.
-Engineering services for Wauchula Hills wastewater plant, 9 a.m. i
-Allocation of $68,000 to Property Appraiser budget for litigation
expenses.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


Nutrition Notes


people. But it is possible that you
could drink fewer cups of white tea
compared to green tea to get the
same amount of protective phyto-
chemicals.
Q: Are "sports" and "energy"
bars and drinks good to eat
before and after exercise?
A: You have to look at what's in
the particular product you're con-
sidering to know if it might help
you. Experts suggest that some of
these products are misnamed. If a
product contains only protein, or
mostly protein, without carbohy-
drates, studies show that -it would
stimulate insulin secretion without
increasing your blood sugar. The
result would be low blood sugar,
which could decrease your perfor-
mance and energy. Before exercise,
you should look for a product high
in carbohydrates. Although studies
are not completely consistent, it
appears that a person's energy is
best restored and muscles are most
successfully built by consuming
some protein and carbohydrates
within the first hour or so after exer-
cise. The right bar or special beve -
age can provide this nutrient comlb
nation in a convenient, portab e
form. However, these products a
substantially more expensive th p
regular food. They also have n t
been shown to produce bett
results than such foods as a peanut
butter sandwich or milk and a
banana.
Q: If I take time off from
usual exercise routine, how lo
will it be before I lost all the be
efits I gained?
A: When it comes to fitness, t
saying "use it or lose it" is tru .
How quickly your condition deteri-
orates, however, depends on how it
you are to start with. The more At
you are and the longer you've been
exercising, the more slowly you
will lose aerobic ability arld
strength. If you were in good shape,
you will lose some ground after two
or three weeks, but for several
months you will still be ahead pf
where you were when you started
exercising. People, who are new to
exercise and stop, however, can enid
up back where they were when they
started after only a few weeks or
months. If you can't or don't want
to continue your usual physical
activity, studies show that if you cut
down the amount of time of fre-
quency that you exercise instead of
stopping completely, you can hold
your ground.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats pocketed
another district win on Tuesday
evening.
Actually, both Hardee teams won
over rival Avon Park in the double-
header. The junior varsity Cats
hung on for a 9-8 victory in the
.afternoon game and the varsity
scored early and cruised to an 8-3
win in the nightcap.
Junior Jake "Lance" Benavides
scatted six hits, three strike-outs, a
walk and a hit batsman over seven
innings of hurling, facing just 31
batters. He had a pair of three up,
three down innings.
Meanwhile, Hardee faced two
Red Devil pitchers and collected 14
hits en route to the third district win
of the young season. Hardee moves
up to 3-0 in District 10 action and is
7-1 overall, including the 4-1 pre-
season record.
Benavides pitched out of a bit of
trouble in the first inning. After a
strikeout and fly-out, Luke Sedlock
singled to right field and Paul
Conrad was hit by a pitch. Bena-
vides struck out Taiwan Perry. On
the dropped third strike, catcher
Justin Altman quickly threw to first
sacker Robbie Abbott for the out to
end Red Devil efforts.
Hardee sent 11 batters to the
plate in the home half of the first
inning. Weston Palmer led off with
an infield hit to deep short, which
he.beat by a half step. Will Krause
followed with a smack to right
field. Palmer kept running and slid
under the relay at third and Krause
went to second on the overthrow.
The runners held on a ground-
out. Then Abbott socked a shot up
the middle to score both team-
mates. Briant Shumard hit to sec-
ond on an apparent fielder's choice
which was muffed, making Abbott
safe at second. Brad Gilliard's sin-
gle to right field loaded the bases. A


sacrifice by Cody Gullatt brought
Abbott home and left runners on
the corners. Jarrett Benavides was
hit by a pitch to restack the bases.
Altman kept it going with a hard
shot to the shortstop, bringing
Shumard home and keeping the
bases loaded with Wildcats. Palmer
ended the scoring with an RBI sin-
gle to deep short before a strikeout
ended the inning with Hardee up 5-
0.
The Red Devils had a one-two-
three top of the second and an
Abbott single was wasted with a
double-play stopping the Cats.
A leadoff single by Davaris
Strange also went for naught for
Avon Park in the top of the third.
Hardee sent eight batters to the
plate in the home half of the third.
Gilliard doubled down the third
base line to start things going.
Gullatt's single to left field left run-
ners on the corners. After a pop-up
to the third baseman, Altman's hit
to right field plated Gilliard. A
fielder's choice on a Palmer hit
caught Gullatt coming home.
Back-to-back hits by Krause and
Lance Benavides brought two more
runners home. At the end of the
third, Hardee had a commanding 8-
0 advantage.
The game rocked along until the
top of the seventh. Each team left
runners stranded. Doubles by
Gullatt in the fourth and Shumard
in the sixth just left them on base
when the inning ended.
Avon Park mounted a rally in the
top of the seventh. Lee Albritton
singled and an error put another
runner on base. A Strange hit to left
field brought his teammates home.
With two away, another error left
runners on the corners and Luke
Sedlock singled to right field to
score Strange with the Red Devils'
last score of the night. A pop-up to
first baseman Abbott the game.
Hardee won 8-3.


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Junior Lance Benavides went the distance on the mound for the
Cats in their 8-3 win over Avon Park on Tuesday night.


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas


Telling The Truth ..
By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


HEALING THE SICK
My wife is sick. She is "I can't leave the bedroom" sick! Between the
humidifier and the vapor rub, the cold medicine and nose spray, it is just a
gross process.
And my wife, when she is ,sick, is absolutely helpless. She needs some-
one to do everything for her. She needs someone to get her some juice and
rub her shoulders. She needs everything done for her.
It is amazing what a head cold can do to someone. It will absolutely
make you miserable and make you want to do nothing. It will make a per-
son helpless. It will make a person completely dependent on others for her
comfort and well-being.
Sin is a sickness. It is much worse than a cold or tonsilitis. It is a horri-
ble disease that not only puts us in a bad situation, but it separates us from
the One who is able to heal us and make us feel better.
As Isaiah said, "Your sins have come between you and your God, and
by your evil doings His face has been veiled from you, so that He will give
you no answer" (59:2). Sin is a disease that will cause you to be separated
from God. God is light and in Him is no darkness (1 John 1:5).
When we are sick with sin, we are in need of the Great Physician
(Matthew 9:12). Jesus tells us that He has the cure to our illness. So what is
this cure?
S "But gb and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For
have not come to call the righteous,, but sinners to repentance." (Matthew
9:13). God calls us sick people to repent from our sins. This means that we
are to turn away from our evil ways. We are to decide that we do not want
to be sick anymore and depend on the Great Physician to get us away from
our sickness.
And, luckily, God will heal us from our sins (1 John 1:19). Luckily,
Jesus will take care of us. Luckily, we can get cured from our sins (Romans
6:23).
Let me encourage you who have sin in your life: Get better! It is a
choice that we make. It is a choice that you can make. It is a choice for a
better life and even greater life after this life! I'm Telling the Truth!
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can
be e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net


The "Hour of Power" is my television church every Sunday morning at
8 o'clock I first started to use this program in the late 1970s, when my first
husband was confined to the house due to illness. I have used it off and on
ever since.
The founding father was Dr. Robert Schuller, then his son, Robert
Anthony, also an ordained minister, joined him in the pulpit. The last
Sunday in January, Robert Anthony was installed as senior pastor, allowing
his dad the opportunity to travel and write.
The following Sunday Dr. Schuller was absent. Robert was explaining
his dad's absence, telling us his mother's 80-year-old brother needed him.
Seems the 80-year-old uncle was getting married again. Robert didn't know
how this was going to work out, because the groom lives in Iowa and the
bride lives in Florida. And do you know how they met? Robert paused for
effect. "They met through eHarmony.com." I smiled and the congregation
laughed out loud.
Commencing in 1984, my first contact with Sprint has left me unhappy
many times. It has ranged from the service or lack of it, to mistakes with
the bills and raising rates and blaming the raises on the federal government.
I spend a lot of time on my computer and I'm still operating on a dial-
up connection. If I need to enter a new distributor in my business, I have to
e-mail the information to my upline in New York because he has DSL.
Why? Because my computer goes in error before I have the information
entered because my server is too slow.
I thought that situation would be corrected when the new school was
built across U.S. 17 from us. Will it? Unfortunately, no. The school was told
by Sprint last week that wasn't the case..
Now, I ask Sprint (and I'm going to send Sprint a copy of this column):
Why? Why do you continue to treat the citizens of Hardee County like sec-
ond-class citizens? I'm sure you don't turn down my check when I pay my
$100, give or take, monthly bill.
Why do I have a friend who lives in the unincorporated boonies of
Hardee County who has DSL? Why am I told I live too far from the city
limits to get DSL or cable, even though I have cable for my TV? Yet the
college is further away than I am, and it has DSL. The school district is the
largest employer in Hardee County, yet it can't get DSL and the college
can? Makes no sense to me.
When my husband, John, and I moved to Hardee County in 1984, it was
a choice we made ourselves. The people are, on the whole, wonderful. I
used to work outside the home until 1994 and always had good bosses and
fellow workers. We chose a church home. People have been great to us and


have never treated us like outsiders. But Sprint?
My sympathy goes out to Bess and Jim Stallings on the demise of her
mother, and Mavis Best on the death of her husband
Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

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Hardee County Fair last week. The bull's name was White
Lightning. Lovett was the first adult to ride the bull during the
fair. The picture was taken by Kelly Yeomans.


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Winners Of The Feb. 11 Wauchula Kiwanis Club Skeet Shoot


COURTESY PHOTOS
Winner of the men's four-person team was Hardee Ranch Supply, (from left) Ronnie Carlton,
Donald Gray, Tommy Hartley and Hooker Browning.


Winner of the women's four-person team was Florida Fence Post, (from left) Diane LaBud, Elene
Salas, Lori Barbaree and Terry Hines.


Top man in the men's individ-
ual division was Pete Carlton.


Roxann Seaton won
women's individual.


Holly Chamberlain and Calli Skipper took top honors in the
women's two-person division.


Dylan Farr was top gun in
youth division.


Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly



The days are starting to get longer and the weather is warming up,
which means one thing: spring is fast approaching. Spring brings with it
abundant opportunities for everyone to enjoy in the months to come.
My personal favorite aspect of spring is the gobbler season.
Everything in the woods seems to be coming to life this time of year. The
trees are coming out in new growth, and flowers are in full bloom. And
there is one more reason, the turkeys are going crazy.
: Nothing in this world gives me a bigger trill than having a long-beard-
ed turkey break the mornings silence with a thundering gobble. It sends
chills up my spine every time I hear one. Even if I don't kill one it makes
my morning worthwhile just to hear a turkey gobble.
" An essential part of being successful once the season opens is to be
well prepared by doing some pre-season scouting. I plan to spend several
hours in the woods on Saturday to hopefully locate a few birds and try to
figure out their patterns and habits as best I can. If possible try to locate a
couple of different gobblers so you have a plan "B" to fall back on if some-
thing goes wrong with the first one.
When scouting I try to learn where the turkeys are roosting. If they are
hot bothered turkeys generally like to roost in the same general area. I have
known of one gobbler that roosted on the same limb of one particular pine
free every night until I finally got him.
Once a turkey flies off the roost they can go in a 360-degree circle. So
it helps to know what direction they generally head. It is also important to
know where the birds like to do most of their feeding. They have to eat, so
if you know where they are doing their dining it increases your chances of
SComing across one of these wary birds.
Gobblers'like to go to open areas and field edges to strut for the hens.
Generally a gobbler will have several strutting areas that he frequents every
morning. If you can locate a strut zone and get there before the gobbler,
there is a good chance he will come in to some soft calling.
The most important rule of turkey hunting is to be persistent and do not
get discouraged. Turkeys seem to be good at doing what you would not
expect and not doing what you want them to. They can disappear in the
blink of an eye and seem to vanish for days. Some days they are not very
vocal making for some tough hunting. On most days I am not successful in
my attempts on harvesting a gobbler, but even the days that I fail, I have a
.great time in the spring woods.
As the temperatures rise the fishing also heats up all over the state.
Fish are no longer acting lethargic and not wanting to bite. Fresh and salt
viater fishing all over the state will move into full swing in the weeks to
come.
The specks are moving into the grass and lily pads.to bed. Catches are
starting to improve on both minnows and jigs.
Springtime is one of the best times of the year for top water action with
bass. Bass are becoming very aggressive and their appetites are growing.
Casting a plug now will trigger some vicious strikes from all sizes of bass.
In salt water the snook are beginning to come back out onto the man-
grove flats and oyster bars after spending the winter in tidal creeks and
canals. Snook cannot take cold water, but once it gets back over 65 degrees

they begin to move back into their normal areas.
Trout and redfish are also being caught in good numbers on the flats.
Be sure to find some way to spend some time in the great outdoors in the
coming weeks. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and you will not
be disappointed.


GORE IS WAY OUT IN OZONE
As much as I disapproved of Bill Clinton's ultra-liberal, way-left-wing
politics, I have to admit he was a likable cuss, a lovable rogue who could
charm the birds down out of the trees unless the fowl happened to be a
wise old owl, in which case it would fluff its feathers, blink its eyes and
shake its head.
But try as. I might (and I did try), I could never find anything likable
about Al Gore.
Early on he put himself upon a pedestal so high above common folk he
had to use a telescope to see them. Gore-doesn't talk with you, or even to
you; he talks down at you, condescension oozing from him like stink from
a skunk.
In Cal Thomas, newspaper column, "Al Gore's Diminished Capacity,"
Thomas was much nicer to the ex-vice president than I would have been.
Thomas ends his column with the definition of treason: "Violation of alle-
giance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's
county by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to
aid its enemies." Thomas concludes his column saying, in powerful mag-
nanimous understatement, that "by any objective standard Al Gore's
remarks in Saudi Arabia appear to fit the definition."
I'd have said the $%*!# should have been shot on the spot, right there
in the Saudi sands that birthed Osama bin Laden and bred 15 of the 19
hijackers who killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11.
For a "substantial fee," Gore slammed his country before the Jeddah
Economic Forum with scathing anti-American rhetoric with which Al-
Jazeera and other Arab media will have a field day. As Thomas reminds us,
"Gore is not Michael Moore or Jesse Jackson. He is a military veteran, a
former member of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, a vice
president and nearly president of the United States. His words carry weight,
and they will be quoted in ways and places that will bring harm to his coun-
try."
Gore told his salivating anti-American audience that after 9/11, "Arabs
in the United States were indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor
charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and
held in conditions that were just unforgivable." Gore, apparently unim-
pressed with the fact that at least three of the 9/11 hijackers were in America
on expired visas and claimed to be students, although none had signed up
for any class, did not mention that fact.
Gore griped that there were "terrible abuses of detainees." Is it just me,
or is it odd that he.would make such a claim but neglect to give any exam-
ples? He called Bush a "moral coward" and referred to the Abu Ghraib pris-
oner abuse as "the Bush Gulag." He accused the administration, says
Thomas, of an "alliance with 'digital brownshirts,' called the administration
'simultaneously dishonest and incompetent,' and said the president is 'out
of touch with reality."'
I suggest that it is Gore, not Bush, who has lost touch with reality. How
dare he trash his own country before the Saudi Arabian monarchy, one of
the most repressive regimes on earth?
Gore crossed the line.
Any 12-year-old can understand that no American dignitary represent-
ing the United States should stand before an anti-American hotbed of ter-
ror and repression and call President Bush "the most dishonest president
since Richard Nixon," who has "brought deep dishonor to our country."
Get a grip, Al. If you,re such a spoil sport you can't open your mouth
without blasting the better man who won your marbles, at least please limit
your acidic rants to your home turf and don't spew forth your venom onto
repressive regimes that thrill with ecstasy at every anti-American utterance.
There's a word for those of your ilk, Mr. Gore. And I don't mean sore
loser or crybaby. I'm talking the "T" word. Be careful, sir. If your own


The men's two-person team winners were Damon Hughes and
Terry Hines.


country allows you to get away with these treasonous tirades (and it will),
do not for a moment be lulled by your own rhetoric into believing the sali-
vating jaws into which you have tossed bloody morsels of bashed Bush will
not turn on you before you can say Benedict Arnold.
Chip Ballard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


TEEN DRINKING NOT JUST A PHASE
Research has shown that teens who start drinking early have problems
later.
Teenagers who exhibit symptoms of drinking problems today are more
likely to develop serious drinking problems or other substance abuse and
mental disorders in early adulthood. In fact, studies show that youth who
start drinking before the age of 21 are four times more likely to have an
addiction problem as an adult. Rather than "going through a phase" they
will out grow, research shows that their drinking and mental health prob-
lems will get worse with age if left untreated.
A research study conducted in Oregon with 940 high-school students,
which followed the students until age 24, indicated that those diagnosed
with drinking problems, or even symptoms of drinking problems, as teens
were more likely to: develop increased drinking problems, smoke cigarettes
and use other drugs, and develop depression and personality disorders.
What can parents do?
First of all, parents need to know that teen addicts can recover. When
placed in a treatment setting that meets all of their needs, the addict can be
successful.
In your efforts to prevent your teenager from having to experience
detox and treatment, here are some tips to remember:
Teaching values is very important. Every family has expectations of
behavior that are determined by principles and standards. These add up to
"values." Children who decide not to use alcohol or other drugs often make
this decision because they have strong convictions against the use of these
substances. In order to help make your family's values clear, communicate
values openly, recognize how your actions affect the development of your
child's values, look for conflicts between your words and your actions and
make sure that your child understands your family values.
Set and enforce rules against the use of alcohol and other drugs. As par-
ents, we are responsible for setting rules for our children to follow. When it
comes to alcohol and other drug use, strong rules need to be established to
protect the well-being of a child. Setting rules is only half the job, however.
We must be prepared to enforce the penalties when the rules are broken.
Last but not least, we as parents must make sure we are getting all the
facts we need to know about alcohol and other drugs so that we can provide
our children with current and correct information. If we have a working
knowledge of common drugs know their effects on the mind and body
and the symptoms of their use we can discuss these subjects intelligent-
ly with our children. In addition, well-informed parents are better able to
recognize if a child has symptoms of alcohol or drug-related problems.
For accurate information and resources, check out the Drug
Prevention Resource Web site at www.drugpreventionresource.org.


The National Hockey League's oldest arena is Toronto's Maple Leaf
Gardens, which opened in 1931. Next oldest is the Civic Arena in
Pittsburgh, built in 1961--six years before the Penguins began NHL
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee boys and girls track
teams start the 2006 track season
on Saturday.
"We've had a hard time lining up
meets this year since we were
placed in a new district," said co-
coach Don Trew. "We've never
started the season as late as March
before. It makes for a very com-
pressed season with the district
meet in mid-April," he added.
This year, Hardee was moved
from its former district with Avon
Park, Lake Placid, Frostproof, Lake
Wales and Haines City, which also
added Lakeland McKeel, Mulberry
and Davenport Ridge.
Hardee is now in 2A-11, along
.with western Florida schools
radenton Braden River, Sarasota
ardinal Mooney, Clearwater
Central Catholic, DeSoto, Engle-
wood Lemon Bay, Lithia Newsome
ind St. Petersburg Catholic.
Another change this year was the
addition of a paid assistant coach
Sor both the boys and girls teams.
Soccer coach Rob Beatty will fill
the slot and work with sprinters
'and Louann Trew will work with
distance runners and keep stats.
Volunteer coach James Carpenter
will work with relays and middle
distance runners,
Co-head coach Rod Smith will
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jump, long jump and high jump,
while Don Trew works with the
pole vault, discus and shotput.
"We have what appears to be an
outstanding group of newcomers,
lots of rookies," said Coach Don
Trew.
As of Friday, the girls team
included seniors Kim Cummins,
Santresa Harris,Vanessa Hollon,
Joia Jones and Blanca Ruiz. Juniors
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Nancy Ramirez, Lucy Ruiz and
Candis Thomas.
Art Briones, Reggie Grizzard,
Thelinor "Lino" Jena and Pierre
Lazarre are the senior quartet lead-
ing the boys team. Junior boys are
Pablo Anselmo, Anthony Carlton,
Lucas Chaney, Jose Gutierrez,
Jermaine King, Devon Lampley,
Francisco "Paco" Lozano, Trey-
maine Small and Lisnell Youyoute.
Sophomore boys are Jimmy
Cimeus, Demetrios Coney, Jean
Frenot, Jayquan Gandy, Josh
Jackson, Terry Redden, Marwin
Simmons, Pete Solis and Olnell
Virgile. Freshman on the boys team
are Lee Cortez, Alex Flores and
Jose Rodriguez.
The season begins with the
Saturday trip to North Port High
School and continues next week
with the Thursday Okie Relays at
Avon Park and Friday Bobcat
Invitational back at North Port.
There are huge meets at Walt
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and smaller local meets. Those who
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's an old but true cliche for the
Hardee boys and girls tennis team.
Coach Ken Leupold "is pleased
by the hard work put in" by both of
his teams in a trio of matches last
week.
This week, the teams are home

for a pair of matches. On Tuesday,
it was the Braden River Pirate
squads coming to call. Today
(Thursday), it is the Sarasota
Booker teams visiting for 3:30 p.m.
matches.
Next week, the Hardee boys host
Lake Placid on Tuesday. And, on
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, the
teams travel to Sebring for the
Heartland Conference matches.
Last week began with both teams
traveling to Avon Park on Monday.
Although Hardee's only boys
win was at number one singles by
Wildcat junior Josh Ready, the Cats
battled through every set.
Ready downed Red Devil Phillip
Lockhart 6-4, 6-3 to get things
rolling. At number two, Cat senior
Walter "Boomer" Olliff fell to
Garrett Anderson 6-2, 6-2. Class-
mate Kevin Sanders had a similar
experience in his 6-3, 6-2 loss to
Peter Ymer.
At number four, Robbie Jones
took his first match of the season to
the limit. He beat Michael Wagner
6-0 in the first set, but lost 6-0 in
the second. In the final set, Wagner
pulled out a 7-5 set and match vic-
tory.
The fifth Cat senior Brenton
McClenithan also did not go down
easily in a 7-5, 6-4 loss to Juan
Guerrero.
"I was pleased with the hard
work put in by all of the boys, espe-
cially in the doubles," said
Leupold. At number one doubles
Ready/Olliff were barely beaten in
an 8-6 pro-set by Lock-
hard/Anderson. At number two
doubles, Sanders/Jones went extra
points in losing 9-7 to
Ymer/Wagner.
Hardee girls have been affected
by Hardee County Fair activities
even more than the boys squad.
Junior Kelsey Williams took the
top spot but lost at number one sin-
gles to Tiffany Gregor 7-5, 6-4. At
number two singles, junior D.K.
Davis picked up Hardee's first win
with a 6-0, 6-1 swing past Kali
Olson.
Soph Natalie Green played at
number three singles in a 6-1, 6-4
loss to Angie Carrillo. At number
four singles freshman Kaitlin
Justice outlasted Susie Laverty in a
marathon match 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. And,
freshman Clara Durrance worked
in her 6-2, 6-0 loss to Michelle
Cabio.
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bles matches. Williams/Davis did-
n't go easily in an 8-5 pro-set, nor
did Green/Durrance in an 8-4 loss
to Carrillo/Cabio.
"The girls worked really hard.
They improved from the beginning
of each match to the end," said
Leupold.
Tuesday were girls-only matches
at home against Sebring, which
took victories at all positions.
Several new girls faces appeared in
seven singles and the two doubles
matches.
Williams lost 6-0, 6-2 to Catalina
Diaz, while Davis lost the first set
6-1 and carried the second set to 7-
5. Green went 6-4, 6-1 to Roshni
Patel and Justice lost 6-0, 6-1 to
Mary Midence. Durrance lost 6-0,
6-1 to Sara Sebring.
In extra matches, soph Sarah
Ezelle lost 6-1, 6-4 to Sheila Joshni
and frosh Amanda Porter lost 6-0,
6-0 to Ashlee Werhane.
In doubles, Davis/ Greene lost an
8-4 pro-set to Reed/Patel and
Justice/Durance lost a 6-1, 6-0
match to Midence/Sebring.
Both teams were short-handed in
games at Okeechobee on Friday in
cloudy, cool weather. "With the
Fair this week, by today, 11 girls
have seen action and eight of the
boys have played. It gives me a
chance to see some of the younger
players in action.
Okeechobee took the early boys
matches. Ready lost 6-1, 6-2 to
Corey White and Olliff lost 6-3, 6-
3 to Bobby Spelts. Jones moved up
to number three and lost 6-3, 6-4 to
Eli Cabonsay. McClenithan a~so


moved up to play Kyle Walker in a
6-4, 6-1 loss.
Freshman Jake Crews played at
number five singles and won his
first varsity match 6-3, 6-2 over
Bhavesh Patel. And, at the extra
number six singles, junior Casey
Brutus won 6-2 and 7-6 (with three
ties).
"The players were pretty evenly
matched; the boys doubles had a
very good comeback," said
Leupold, in describing the doubles
events. Ready/Olliff outlasted
White/Spelts 1-6, 7-6 (five ties) and
10-5 to pick up a Hardee win.
Jones/McClenithan lost 6-2, 6-1 to
Cabonsay/Walker. Crews/Brutus
did not get to finish a match.
The Lady Brahmans won in
straight sets in all the girls matches,
though several were hotly contest-
ed. Williams lost to Catherine
Spangler 6-2, 6-3 to get things
started. Davis followed suit in a 6-
4, 6-4 loss to Alyssa Wright. Green
went down 6-3, 6-0 to Jami Fadley.
Justice lost 6-0, 6-0 to Kari Berger.
At number five singles, junior
German exchange student
Stephanie Knauer got in her first
action for Hardee in a 6-1, 6-0 loss
to Brooke Ragamat, while fresh-
man Shelby Durrance played an
extra match in losing 6-0, 6-0 to
Shayne Ragamat.
In the girls doubles, Williams
lost 6-1, 6-1 to Spangler/Wright,
Green Justice lost 6-3, 6-3 to
Fadley/Berger and Knauer/Dur-
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Kara Taylor

Kara Taylor To Wed

Nathaniel Roberson


Mr. & Mrs. Willie E. Outley of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their granddaughter, Kara Deanne
Taylor, to Nathaniel Roberson II,
the son of Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel
Roberson I of Atlanta.
The bride-elect is a 2002 grad-
uate of Hardee Senior High School.
She is currently pursuing a career in


mortuary science.
The prospective groom is a
2005 graduate of Albany State
University, with a degree in com-
puter science.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, March 11, wedding at 3
o'clock in the afternoon at Spirit of
.Suwannee in Live Oak.


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Descendents of James Jackson Albritton and Josephine Alderman Albritton met for a family reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the
lakeside country home of the late Hollis Sr. and Louise Albritton in Fort Green. James and Josephine Albritton raised seven chil-
dren in Hardee County: Coile, Hilton, Hollis, Ralton, Margaret, Madie and Sally. Pictured above are descendents of these children,
who are all first cousins: (from left) Carolyn Skipper, James Polk, Cline (R.C.) Albritton, Geraldine Hamby, Etha Faye Grainger,
Virgina Albritton (wife of Ralton), Talmadge Albritton, James Hill Albritton, Sylvia Edwards, David Terrell, Laverne Knight, and Flora
Davis.


New Elim Baptist Church in
Ona will hold revival services
beginning on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Nightly services through Friday,
March 10 will be at 7 p.m.
The guest preacher is Rev. Scott
Roper of Robbinsville, N.C. Every-
one is invited to visit and enjoy the
blessing.

Apostolic Lighthouse ladies in-
vite all Moms and Grandmas to a
Daughters of Zion prayer meeting
on Monday at 7 p.m. These are held
the first Monday of each month to


pray for our children.
All women are welcome at the
church at 310 W. Orange St.,
Bowling Green. Anyone who is
unable to attend but requests prayer
may call 375-3100 and leave their
request.
The First Baptist Church of
Wauchula will hold a gospel con-
cert on Sunday at 6 p.m. featuring
Larry Ford, the featured soloist
with the Bill Gaither Homecoming
Series, known for his recording of
"Let Freedom Ring."
Ford's music ministry has been
heard in 27 foreign countries and
most of the states. He is the
Southern Gospel 2003 ;Gaminmy
winner. Everyone: is invitedLto visit
the church at 1570 W. Main St.,
Wauchula to share this experience
in song. For more information, call
773-4182.


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Rise & Shine

By Ted Simonson

WHEN HEAVEN ISN'T ENOUGH
Are you kidding? Who wouldn't be satisfied to know he had his ticket
to Heaven tucked in his wallet alongside his Visa card? Who would imag-
ine anything better than to stand on Heaven's threshold and see the big
doors swing open in welcome? What more could anyone ask for? A red car-
pet? A golf cart ride down the golden streets?.
Would you believe it if I told you that once, long ago, a third of the
angels decided Heaven wasn't good enough and staged a rebellion? You can
read all about it in the Bible (Revelations 12).
Is it so surprising after all? Don't we see it happening every day:
Young people come out of high school with a promising career ahead,
then tossing it all away for a drug-and-alcoholic nightmare.
Mr. Perfect marries Barbie Doll, then starts cheating and ends up with
HIV.
A man loyally serves a king and is richly rewarded for his faithfulness.
Until one day he thinks, "I could rule as well as the king, maybe better."
The long slide downward begins: lying, treachery, rebellion. Many die.
In the end, whether he becomes king or not, he is lost. His soul is gone. A
high position of faithfulness and trust just wasn't good enough.
This tragedy is probably happening in your town right now, on your
street, maybe in your house. A little bit of Heaven has been tasted but it's
not quite good enough, so it's traded in for Hell.
Pride causes this and the trinity worshiped is Me, Myself and I.
Don't fall for it! Worship the other Trinity, the real one. Be grateful for
the little bit of Heaven you've experienced so far.
It's the best preparation I know for the Main Event!



Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

It was one of those special evenings Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula. Not only did we have beautiful
music and dancing, but added to this was a surprise birthday party all rolled
into one! The surprise party was for a friend, Wanda, of the Three-Note
Band that was in performance for the evening's entertainment.
This was our largest attendance thus far this year. To be commended
are friends and first-timers from Pioneer Park and the Thousand Trails RV
Park.
Our band's performance was excellent again, with lots of variety and a
fine upbeat tempo. There were beautiful love song numbers such as "That's
the Glory of Love" and "My Happiness." Then the band did several fine
line-dance numbers such as "Blue Spanish-Eyes." Then it was back to soft-
shoe dancing arrangements of "Do you Ever Think of Me?" Next it was a
famous Texas two-step number, "San Antonio Rose."
Later, it was on to the snack tables and birthday party for Wanda. Our
hostess, Darleen, and several other fine ladies prepared a variety of finger
foods along with birthday cake and cookies for all present to enjoy. During
break, Jerry from Wagon Wheel RV Park lit up the audience again as she
gave us some clean comic one-liners. Then it was our door prize drawings,
won this time by Martha from Peace River and Bill from Pioneer Park.
As we started the second half of the evening events, it. was beautiful
music and dancing again. We started off singing a "Happy Birthday" to
Wanda. Then the band did its mystery number. However, someone in the
audience guessed the correct title of the number. It was a musical hit of the
1930s by Rudy Valley titled "Sweet Hearts on Parade." Then the band
called on Judy to sing a country-western number by Hank Williams titled
"Your Cheatin' Heart." Then the band called on several of us to dance the
line number, "Hokey Pokey." This was lots of fun, especially for those who
tried to dance this for the first time. Come join us again tonight (Thursday)
at the center. Bring friends; you.can be assured to enjoy fine entertainment.
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2 Events
Little Magali Rodriguez Mar-
tinez, who was born to Rolando
Martinez and Margarita Rodriguez
on Feb. 3, 2005, celebrated two
events with a party on Feb. 4.
Magali celebrated her first birth-
day and her baptism on that day.
Theme for the party, held at a
friend's Wauchula home, .was The
Princess.
Guests danced to party music and
were served chicken, rice and beans
and birthday cake.
Helping Magali celebrate the
special occasion were godparents
Jose and Maria Turrubiates,
Gregorio Ramirez and Magdalena,
the Gaona family, the Lara family
of Orlando, aunt and uncle
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ONE BLUE, NO PINKS
Larry and Danielle Bailey,
Wauchula, a nine pound son, Justin
Lane, born Jan. 22, 2006, Florida
Hospital Heartland, Sebring. Mrs.
Bailey is the former Danielle
Stadie. Maternal grandmother is
the late Monika Burkes. Maternal
great-grandparents are Elfriede
Stadie of Wauchula ahd the late
Fritz Stadie. Paternal grandparents
are Larry and Johnqie Bailey of
Bartow. .Paternal great-grandpar-
ents are the late Charles and Melvin
Collins.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center residents voted for their king and queen and, for the first time
ever, their court jester at the center's annual Valentine Party. Frank Woodruff (front left) was
selected as king and Rosebud Jaudon (back right) as queen. Their court jester, who is to keep
the king and queen encouraged and entertained, is Elizabeth Bumby (front right). Publix and its
employee Rhonda Wilson donated a large cake for the party, and Dave and Linda Russ provided
the entertainment. Residents also got to meet the new Little Miss Hardee Manor, Shelby
Lambert, who was crowned Feb. 7.


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HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Hardee County Economic Development Council, Inc. will
hold a Special Meeting at 11:00 a.m. on March 6, 2006 at the
Best Western Heritage Inn on U.S. Hwy 17 S, Bowling Green,.
Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
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Agricultur
ANTIQUE POWERKING tractor with
back blade, needs some work, $500.
767-0488. 3:2p
500 GALLON HERBICIDE machine on
high wheels, new pump, $1500. See at
Central Pump & Irrigation. 863-773-
4274. 3:2-9p
VICTAIR SPEED SPRAYER, PTO, per-
fect for citrus, $2500. See at Central
Pump & Irrigation. 863-773-4274.
3:2-9p
FOR SALE: Clean fertilized Hermathia
hay, large rolls. 781-4314 or 773-9795.
3:2p








All Positions:
Cook
Dishwasher
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Apply in Person at

Rooster's
SR 66 &
Schoolhouse Road
Zolfo Springs
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frame house and pole barns. Don't wait to see this, call Tanya Dubberly today. Asking only $375,000.
JIM SEE REALTY, INC.



Day (863) 773-0060 Night (863) 781-3069
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NEW LISTING!
13.03+ Acres of grove. This great property comes with an adorable 1 or 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
frame house and pole barns. Don't wait to see this, call Tanya Dubberly today. Asking only $375,000.
JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
REALTOR,
206 N. 6 THAVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Day (863) 773-0060 Night (863) 781-3069


JOHN DEERE 300B loader/backhoe,
works good, $9000. Farmall cub trac-
tor w/Woods belly mower, runs good,
$1600. EZ-Go utility cart, bad gas
engine, $450. Zolfo Springs. 518-598-
6661. 3:2-9p
HAY FOR SALE: Just cut fertilized
bahia round bales. Pick up in field.
$26/bale. 773-4642 after 5 p.m.
2:16-3:16p


'95 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SSE, low
mileage on engine, fully loaded, very
clean, leather, sunroof, CD player, well
maintained, highway miles, $3000.
773-4372. 3:2p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on 03/20/06
at 10:30 am the following vehicles will
be sold for towing and storage charges:
Year: 95 Make: FORD Model: TK
VIN#: 1FDNR72C2SVA39315 Sale to
be held at: ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE Hwy BOWLING GREEN, FL. 33834.
ROBERTS TOWING reserves the right to
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FOR RENT
3-Acres
Mobile Home Ready
Needs Clearing
4-months FREE
$500 Deposit
(904) 534-2609
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'90 BMW 3251X, fully loaded, leather,
sunroof, senior driven, 84,000 miles,
needs engine. See @ Driskell's
.Service Center. $1250 OBO will deliv-
er. 773-4372. 3:2p
2005 DODGE DUALLY RAM 3500,
quad cab, 4x4, Thunder Road pack-
age, leather interior, 5.9 Cummins
turbo, auto, 10K miles, $35,000. (863)
899-1714 or (863) 773-9121. 2:9-3-9p


12' ALUMINUM jon boat, 6 H.P.
Johnson motor, motor runs, $900.
863-773-4274. 3:2-9p
MUST SEE personal water craft Tiger
Shark 770, looks like new. Call 863-
838-2367. 2:23-3:2p


COUCH w/2 built-in recliners, twin
bed, dresser, shelf, etc. 781-6095.
3:2p
SOLID WOOD: 2 dressers, $75 each; 2
mirrors, $25 each; chest, $75; end
table, $15, lamp, $10. 773-2373, 3:2p


TRACTOR DRIVER for citrus opera-
tion. Minimum 2 yrs. exp. Must be able
to speak English. Paid- vacation and
holidays. (941) 737-1437 or (941) 776-
3487. 3:2-9p:
EXPERIENCED CARPENTER, compet-
itive pay, full time. (863) 832-0508.
2:16-3:13cI
WE ARE A BAPTIST Church who is
looking for a man or woman commit-
ted to service of youth ministry in the
church. 773-4368. 2:9-3:2c
C.N.A.s NEEDED: 40 hrs. per week,
Mon. Fri. 8:00 to 4:30. Dependable
transportation a must. Benefits and
mileage per diem available. For more
information contact HOPE of Hardee,
310 North 8th Ave., Wauchula. 863-
773-2022. EOE, DFWP. 1:26-3:2c
WANTED EXPERIENCED MATURE
BOOKKEEPER live on ranch. Must
have valid drivers license. Call 863-'
634-7552 or 863-763-5321. 2:16tfc
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE-
LY: Cashier, stock, and daily cleaning
persons. Full or part-time, Duette
Country Store. Intersection of SR62 &
CR39, Manatee County. Call Lenora at
(941) 776-1097. 7:21 tfc


Program Assistant needed for school located in juvenile jus-
tice facility near Arcadia. Enrolls, schedules, and withdraws stu- 4
dents using the DeSoto School's computerized student infor- .
mation system. Performs clerical and office duties. 12-month, |
full-time employment. Requires high school diploma. $20,000
plus excellent benefits. Please fax resume to Greg Clark at 863-
491-5345 or e-mail to gregclark(adesoto.kl 2.fl.us EOE/DFWP
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WON"T LAST LONG! Renovated inside and out this 3 bedroom/1
front home has ceramic tile floors, some furniture included with sale.
young family or retirement. $145,000.
CALL

Charlotte Terrell 863-781-6971

Lambert Realty, Inc.

863-773-0007


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REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

Buyers Available We Nei
JUST LISTED A REAL BUY! Lovely 3B/2Bth home
on .9 acre in great neighborhood! CB/Stucco, new
kitchen, great room floor plan, formal dining room,
and living room. Make it your home today! $285,000.
NEED SPACE? This is the right choice! 4B/2Bth home
on 2.5 lots, 3397 sq. ft., 2 fireplaces, large rooms includ-
ing family, dining, living and 2 utility rooms; 12x15
workshop with electricity. Make an appointment to see!
$250,000.
Native 5 acres with large oaks, fronts on Hampton
Road, excellent home site, just minutes from town.
$120,06(0.
LOOK NO FURTHER! This 3B/2Bth home is move-in
ready; 1838 sq. ft., carpet/ceramic tile floors, some fur-
niture included in sale; nice yard with automatic sprin-
kler system; new roof; metal storage and boat sheds.
$190,000.
LOVELY 3B/2Bth Brick home on 17 acres; beautiful
ceramic tile floors, fireplace, a cook's dream kitchen
and much more; entrance has satellite gate and alarm
system. $485,000.
PRICED RIGHT! See this 4B/1.5Bth home located on
nice lot in family neighborhood. Listed at $160,000.
NEW LISTING! 2B/lBth M/H on nice, large lot with
access to Peace River; home recently remodeled. Listed
at $70,000.
PERFECT FOR THE HORSE LOVER! 2308 square
feet, 3B/2Bth CB home, located just outside of town on
15 acres, fenced, plus a large, vinyl siding, 80x80 barn
with'4 horse stalls, 2 roll up doors, 2 pole barns, many
extras must see to appreciate!
WESTERN HARDEE 15 acres cleared pasture with
small barn and 3B/1Bth home; large oaks, paved road
frontage. $400,000.


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038 .i
www.lambertrealty.net ,
ed Your Listings! MichaelAdams
WHAT A BONUS! 12x20 workshop/storage space with
concrete floor and electricity PLUS a lovely, move-in
ready 3B/2Bth, built in 1998, D/W on corner lot; 1328
square feet, new washer and dryer, some furniture
included. See today! $135,000.
LOVELY SETTING WITH NICE OAKS! 4 Acres and
4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; located in eastern Hardee;
$235,000.
INVESTORS LOOK NO FURTHER! PERFECT
HOMESITES! 15 acres in beautiful location. Call for
details. $17,500 per acre.,
4 ACRES OF COMMERCIAL property plus suite of
offices, fruit scales, outdoor workshop/shed, fenced;
located just outside of city limits. $198,500.
20.3 acres, fenced and cross fenced; excellent pasture-
land. Call for details!
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. $800,000.
HIGHWAY 62 ROAD FRONTAGE 10 Acres Zoned
1-2; office space and service shop. Call for details!
Park model D/W M/H on nicely landscaped corner lot;
2B/2Bth, 1656 square feet, some furniture included in
sale. $85,000.
Four (4) five acre home sites sensible deed restric-
tions. $20,000/acre.
Commercial corner lot, good location. Call office for
information.
PERFECT FOR HUNTERS! Plenty of wildlife includ-
ing turkey, deer, and hogs plus a 2B/1.5Bth Mobile
Home on 17 acres. $175,000.
MOBILE HOME LOT in restricted area, located short
distance from town. $15,000.
Plenty of wildlife on this 6.5 acre tract, convenient loca-
tion; excellent home sites. $130,000.
Commercial corner lot and 1200 sq. ft. building on
State Road 66. Asking $195,000.


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
12 ASSOCIATE: MIKEY COLDING..............781-1698
S-,*ST, ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ASSOCIATE: Rhoda McCoy...................781-7230
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AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING REAL E ArKrE REAL EASY.'"
An Independently Owned and Operated Membe of Cowel Banker Rd Estate Corporation


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


ary Delatorre Broker

(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173
AFTER HOURS CALL:
Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
Jerry Carlton, Associate 375-2887
Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
Dane Hendry,Associate 381-2769


Dane Hendry


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


RODEO AT HOME! Horses are welcome at this 4 bed-
room/2 bath home with 5 acres. Saddle up on a bucking
good bargain: $182,500. Call 773-2122.
A HOUSE THAT TALKS. Almost certain I heard it say,
"Don't overlook my interior and exterior beauty. I have 3
bedrooms and 2 bathrooms." For pride you can live in,
call to see the winner today! ONLY $152,500.
SALUTE TO SPRING. Catch the feeling in this airy 3
bedroom/2bath mobile home on 8 acres. Large barn
and plenty of space to relax. $195,000.
ROARING MARCH VALUE! Deal on this 2 bedroom/1.5
bath townhouse that blows all others away! Just
$52,500. Roar on over to see! Call 773-2122.
CLOSE YOUR EYES. Imagine the most beautiful home,
and then add some. What you are seeing Is this 3 bed-
room/3bath home on Lake Isis. It also has a 1 bed-
room/i bath apartment attached. $599,999.
ENTICINGLY ELEGANT You'll be drawn inside this allur-
ing 2 bedroom/1 bath home with 2.5 acres. It has been
remodeled with ceramic tile, central AC/heat. $200,000.
ROOM FOR THREE POOLS! Probably only need one,
but the 5 acre home site has great possibilities! Don't
daily! Hurry, it's only $75,000.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT! Don't need to guess! ONLY
$67,500 for this 2 bedroom/1 bath home with new car-
pet is prime time value! Call today to see.


AROUSING! Bottom line on this 3 bedroom/lbath home
is sure to get attention: $94,500 for a home in town and
close to schools. SEE! SAVE! GET EXCITED!
'COOL PRICE. HOT ITEM! Live in popular Riverview
Subdivision for just $110,000. How? This 3 bedroom/2
bath home that has been partially remodeled makes it
possible! Learn how by calling 773-2122.
JUST YOUR SIZE! Measured to fit growing families! This
expansive 3 bedroom/2 bath home with a game room is
a mom-n-dad-n-kid pleaser! It has 1.6 acres to play in
and a 2 car carport. $250,000.
HOP, SKIP, & A JUMP Only minutes separate you from
banking, shopping, schools, and much more in this
completely remodeled 3 bedroom/2bath home.
Convenience means more family time! $144,900.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW! Excellent rental home
features 4 bedroom/2 bath duplex. New roof, tile, and
carpet. $129,900.
STAMPEDE'S A COMIN'. City growth in the direction of
this Hwy 17 frontage property. North of Bowling Green.
$249,900.
IMPECABLE PARK MODEL With large screened porch.
Faces North on Coconut Lane. Retirement Community.
A must see. $69,900.
THIS HOME'S GOT CONNECTIONS! Easy to get any-
where in town from the great location of this 3 bed-
room/2 bath home. $119,000.


We need listings We have qualified buyers!
Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.
Look for us at Mid-FloridaHomes.com
WE SELL HUD HOMES, 'CALL US FOR LISTINGS


HEALTHCARE PT & OT
FINR located in Wauchula, FL, is accepting resumes for FT & PRN
PT's, PTA's, OT's & COTA's. FINR offers a unique setting, com-
petitive salary and excellent benefit pkg. Qualified candidates must
be licensed in FL or eligible for licensure in FL. Submit resumes to
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NEW LISTING! 4.8 Acres close to town. Beautiful homesite located in a
new subdivision. Don't miss a chance to own the last parcel available in this
area. Asking $115,000.
PRICE REDUCED! Very motivated sellers! 3 BR/2 BA cedar home on
approximately 1.52 acres within 1 mile of town. Beautiful home with many
upgrades. Only $285,000.
UNDER CONTRACT! 74 ac near Wauchula with paved road frontage.
Zoned FR-1. Development potential! Listed at $25,000 per acre!
UNDER CONTRACT! Commercial property! Large corner parcel on new
Northbound US 17! Cleared and ready to build! Listed at $245,000!
What an opportunity! Approximately 215 acres of grove, 37 wooded acres
and two 3BR/2BA homes each on 6 acres of cleared land. The possibilities
are endless for this 264 acres! Call our office for details!
Good home sites on paved road! Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road. Listed
for $19,500 per acre!
Developers don't miss your chance! 12,000 acres located in Northern
Okeechobee County. Near the Interstate. Over 1 mile of Highway frontage.
Call Jim See for more details or visit jimseerealty.com.
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000 per acre.
33 ac commercial development site on Highway 17 North. Lots of poten-
tial! Call Joe Smith for price, location and details!
Highlands County! We have listings! Call John Gross for more information!
WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS!
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
Sales Associates
12t (after hours) 1
Mary Rollins (863) 773-9673 Robert Jones (863) 781-1423
Ben Gibson (941) 737-2800 John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Joseph F. Smith (863) 781-1851 Tanya Dubberly (863) 781-3069
Bruce E. Shackelford (941) 725-1358
We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing
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Bowling Green Youth Academy
is currently seeking
2 LPN's or RN's.

The starting salary range is
$18-$22 for LPN and
$20-$25 per hour for RN.


Applications


are available


at the


facility or you can send a resume to:
PO Box 369
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000 ext. 221


Fax (863) 375-9929


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MANUFACTURE'S REP: Aggressive
independent Sales Associate needed
to market leading edge environment
friendly products for an International
Company. For more information call
(863) 273-0551. 3:2p
HOMEMAKERICHORE WORKERS
needed 40 hrs/wk., $7.25/hr., Mon.-
Fri., 8 to 4:30, must have dependable
transportation. Mileage per diem paid.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310 N. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. (863) 773-2022,
DFWP. 3:2-23c


TWO BEDROOM, 2 bath on five acres
and 25x30 metal building with stocked
pond. Call 863-735-2111. 3:2p
5 ACRES, huge oaks, 2 BR/1 BA, wrap
around porch. Private but close to
town, $165,000. 781-6681. 2:23-3:2c
5 BR/ 2 BA WOOD FRAME home,
$75,000. 781-3090 or 375-4440.
2:23-3:2c


LAYING HENS for sale, $2 each. 773-
3168. 3:2p
4-H PROJECT show pig for sale. Call
773-4111 or 767-1171. 3:2p


FOUND: SMALL white dog with brown
face on Altman Rd., wearing collar,
but no tag. 773-9733. 3:2nc


FREE FIREWOOD, 3' lengths, you
move, take all. 773-4372. 3:2nc
NASCAR SOUVENIRS and col-
lectibles for sale. If interested contact
Gary Jewell at (863) 781-1699. 3:2-9p
3 1/2 TON CENTRAL HEAT and air
unit, 2 years old, $800. 781-3546.
2:23-3:2p
RV TRAILER for sale in good condi-
tion and two lots at Charlie Creek
Estate. (863) 781-5437. 2:9-3:9p


Don't lose your house!







Billy Buys Houses!
/,} (and he pays all closing costs)

SCall today! i
Billy Hill

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Find the success you
deserve when you join our
automotive sales team!

We have immediate openings in our
/ sales department. Looking for hard
working career minded people,
with a will to succeed.

Candidates must possess the qualities of:
Professionalism
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* Honesty
* Self-motivation


JOHN DEERE riding mower, 13 H.P,
$600. 863-773-4274. 3:2-9p
TEMPUR-PEDIC Swedish mattress,
king size, new, $350; Hardcore univer-
sal gym, 4 stations, brand new, $250.
863-773-6665. 3:2p
20 GAUGE SINGLE shot shotgun.
Wood stock. Hardly ever used. Great
Condition, $100 OBO. 863-781-9628.
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MARLIN 22 MAGNUM, semi-automatic
rifle, with scope, great condition, $300
OBO. 863-781-2086. 3:2nc
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STORAGE LOT wil store your mobile
homes, RVs, trailers. 767-8822. 2:9tfc


1987 34x12 OAK PARK, park model
with 10' fla. room with windows,
attached carport. Completely fur-
nished, new stove & refrigerator, extra
nice, 2486 Apple Blossom Lane,
Crystal Lake Village. Phone 1-419-
651-7295. 3:2p
NEW 3 BR/ 2 bath double wide, set-up
and AC included. Low down payment.
$369 monthly. (863) 773-2007.
2:16-3:16p
3 BR/ 2 BATH double wide on 1/4 acre
In Charlie Creek. Low down payment.
$495 monthly. (8630 773-2007.
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107 W. Main Street
Topsy See Wauchula, FL 33873 1
REAL ESTATE 773-5994

New Listing: 3BR/1BA. Very nice home in Zolfo. Central H/A, appli-
ances, vinyl siding with metal roof. $115,000.
2.10 acres parcel in Pioneer Acres. $30,000.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $23,000 per acre.
Approximately 40 acres. Call for information.
New Listing: Beautiful homesite. You can hide away in this approx. 24
acres of wooded property with creek and Oak hammock. Fenced and
cross fenced. $20,000 acre.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


Topsy See, broker Vanette See, associate
Or email us at: TSEEREALESTATE@yahoo.com 3:2c


3 Rental houses in Ona. Current rental $900 per month, includes 1s/ acre
C-1 on SR 64 W. $140,000.
Vacant corner lot 62x175, located on West Main St., Wauchula. In the
downtown Historical district, building ready. $175,000.
Commercial lot, 75x169, with rental home in Ona $69,500.
309 Illinois Ave. Large frame home. 4/2. Large lot. $67,500.
2.M, ob r i rlie Creek. Water available. $15,000 per lot or
$25,00or bor.e -
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
22 acres MOL Grove, deep well, corner of Barlow Rd. and S.R. 64E.
W/MH.
170 College Lane, 2BR 1 Bth Central H/A. Large wooded lot $69,500.
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, CB $65,000.






Realtor rn
12I 220 N. 6th Avenue
oP-T-To Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144.
www.florestealty.net
SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
*,Nice 'Cied'Ho~'e --' 2 BR/2BA 1993 Mobile Home with
Central, !Air, & Heat, Large. Florida Room, Garage andlor
workshop with open covered area on side. In excellent
condition. Asking $69,900.
Beautiful 3BR/2BA 2 Story Great Family Home 3BR/2BA
brick home in Riverview. This 2001 Frame Home on 2.5 Acres in
home is in immaculent condition Zolfo Springs. Nice and Peaceful
and ready for it's new owners, living. MLS#177992. Asking
Screened back and front porch, $198,000.
1,966 sq. ft. of living area. Being REDUCED!! Nature at it's Best-
offered at $179,900. MLS# 178258. Spacious secluded home located off
Home with Acreage Well main- Murphy Road in South Western
tainted 3BR/2BA 1998 Doublewide Hardee County. 7.5 acres sur-
on .5 Acres in Zolfo Springs. rounded by Florida Native wood-
Parking area with storage room or lands, Stocked Pond, several out-
Workshop. MLS# 181504. Being buildings and state of the art dog
offered at $174,900. pens. This is definitely a MUST
Spacious Home 3BR/2BA CB SEE TO APPRECIATE. ALL
home with 2 efficiencies great for THIS FOR ONLY $379,900.
live in mom, dad or college student. Unbelievable Never though we
Each efficiency has a bedroom, would see $40,000 for a home
bath, kitchen, living area and AC. again! This 1994 2BR/1BA Mobile
What more, could you ask for? Home is priced to sell just west of
Home is on large corner lot with Zolfo Springs. For more details call
well maintained landscaping. MLS today.
#179845. Asking $250,000. REDUCED Investors take a look at
Newly Remodeled Home in this! 51 Acres with develop-
Bowling Green 3BR/2BA 1976 meant potential zoned Farm
Home with 1,668 Sq. Ft. of living Residential. Property currently has
area, inground pool, central air & approximately 35 acres of income
heat with 1 acre. Must see to producing grove and approximate-
appreciate. Asking $189,000. ly 16 acres of natural woodlands.
Conveniently Located 3BR/2BA Conveniently located between
2002 Home with 1,440 Heated Sq. Wauchula and Bowling Green. Call
Ft., 2 Car Garage, Central Air & for your appointment today.
Heat. Home is great location just Asking $13,900 an acre.
west of Wauchula on 1.3Acres.Good Homesite 5 Acres paved
west of Wauchula on 1.3 Acres. road frontage, approximately 2
Call us today. REDUCED miles west of town. Don't Let this
$198,900. Deal Pass You By! Asking $110,000.






Noey Flores John Freeman Amanda Mishoe Steve Lanier Lisa Douglas

** Whether you're buying or selling. The
professionals at Flores & Flores, Inc. will be
happy to assist you. Let one of our associates
help make your Real Estate dreams come
true.**
*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net

*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840
Lawrence A. Roberts (863: 773-9256
Noey Adam Flores 863 781-4585
John Freeman 863 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe 863 781-3587
Steve Lanler 863 559-9392
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 cl3:2c


Classifieds


4 BR PALM HARBOR. Call for details.
245-6565 or 773-0065. 2:23-3:9p
3 BR/2 BATH double wide on 1/4 acre
in Charlie Creek. Low down payment
$539 monthly. (863) 773-2007.
2:16-3:16p
3 BR/ 2 BATH land/home package.
Owner financing available. Low down
payment. Low monthly payment. (863)
773-2007. 2:16-3:16p

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LOOKING FOR GOOD homes for 1
Cur mama dog and 4 week old Cur
puppies. We also have a male mixed
breed dog. Contact All Creatures
Animal Hospital or stop by to see
them. 3:2-9c


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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10 ACRES, 2004 doublewide, barn,
oaks, creek, pasture, high dry,
$225,000. (941) 323-5785. 3:2p
2 1/2 WOODED ACRES on paved
road. Beautiful homesite, new culvert,
board fence entrance, well, $65,000.
941-286-0693. 3:2p
20 ACRE GROVE close to town. Pond,
deep well, power unit, great homesite.
Call Reynolds Allen 813-334-9321.
2:9-3:2c
GLADES COUNTY: 5 ACRE, Muse
area, $160,000. DeSoto County: just
east of Arcadia, 8 acre and 5 acre lots,
$145,000 to $180,000. DeSoto County:
80 acres north of Arcadia. 1-941-778-
7980/7565. www.landcalinow.com
2:9-3:9p
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DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer)1,c


"Where a Job Can Become a Career"
Our New Starting Rate of Pay is $9.00 PER HOUR
We are currently accepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions:

R.S.A.'s "Weekend" Shift-full time or part time. High
School Diploma or G.E.D. $9.00 per hour starting rate.

Environmental Technician Weekend (Sun, Mon, Fri,
Sat). HS Diploma or G.E.D. Training provided. $9.00
per hour starting rate. Experienced preferred/will train.

RN's B & C shift. Rate of pay $28-32 per hour.

C.N.A.'s 2nd, 3rd, and Weekend shifts available.
Current Florida Licensure & HS Diploma or GED
required, experience preferred. C.N.A.'s start at $9.50.

Dietary Server- Must have HS Diploma or GED.
Hoits vary with rotation of weekends. Waitress ex_"ri-
ence preferred. Starting rate of pay is $9.00 per hbur.

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 863-773-2041 or e-mail
to annettedhr@finr.net. d ci12:15tfc





Joe LTDavis
I N C. REALTOR S
(863) 773-2128

E REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Sandy Larrison
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
ust what you are looking for! 3 BR, 2 bath CB home. Formal
This beautifully maintained 2 living and dining, spacious fam-
BR, 2 bath, MH in Brookside ily room, large utility room,
Bluff includes all appliances
olf cart and some furniture! oversized porch, and an above
$85,000! Adjacent to "The ground pool with deck in
Bluffs" 18-hole championship Eastern Hardee Co. With 5
golf course. acs. $265,000! Or with 10 acs.
18 acs. Ft. Green, Hardee Co. $340,000!
Zoned C-2. Double paved road
frontage $500,000! PRICE REDUCED! Two 6 ac.
10 ac. pasture has well & sep- tracts in southern Hardee Co.
tic. Wauchula $123,000! Deed restrictions, beautiful pas-
You won't find anything better ture, one tract has small lake.
than this 20 acs. of beautiful Now $108,000 each!
pasture located close to town. 10 acQ i ltS. g r. High
Paved road frontage, culvert, School. .oned -. Plenty of
and board fence entrance. trees. $aofl .1 hng
Listed for $280,000! trees
Price reduced on this 3 BR, 1 46 ar p tir Cit rus
bath home sitting on 0.9 ac taIs Rd.
Just east of town $150,000. $55OW!a o i s. Rd
Completely remodeled inside. $550,0 I
Nice lot with room to grow! 300 ac. grove, Desoto Co.
Frontage on Hwy 17 N. South of Hamlin on Cleo, Valencia on
new Suncoast Schools Credit Swingle. $5,000,000!
Union. Approximately 3.5 acs. 10 a Cat off SR
with 2 homes and 1 office 10 a o
$1,000,000! 66. 2 w cam t ain tiles.
Fixer-up older frame home with $145,0 U tI
pool on 5 acs. in Ft Green area. Corner of Bay St. & 7th Ave.
Being sold "as is". Call today. Older frame home. Rental unit
$135,000! $68,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.......781-0153 DAVID ROYAL..............781-3490
RICK KNIGHT...........773-2472 SANDY LARRISON......832-0130
MONICA REAS........7713-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON


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FOR SALE: WILDERNESS 2001 TT, 37
ft., 2 slides, washer/dryer with fla.
room and 8x10 building, many extras
at Lazy Acres RV Park. Phone 419-
210-0047 or 419-864-3908. 3:2-9p
RV FOR SALE 767-8822. 3:2tfc

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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT in town.
Great location, clean. 781-1453.
2:9-3:9p
HOUSES 600+LOT: .security, monthly,
weekly, year lease. 773-2179 or 773-
6616. 2:9-3:9p
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, store
fronts, offices, warehouse, storage,
build to suit. 773-6616. 2:9-3:9p


FOR RENT: 3 acres, mobile home ?
ready. Needs clearing. 4 months free,
$500 deposit. (904) 534-2609 3:2p
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
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OFFICE FOR RENT Carlton Street,
Wauchula, $350 monthly. 863-781-,
3570. 3:2-9c


AND0 AUT RPAIR
5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
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Open:
Mon Sat
8:00 5:00
375-4461


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* We repair most
American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are license
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Commercial Aubumdale-3.69 ac. with 35,800 sq. ft. bldg.with new metal
roof. Visible from Havendale Blvd., large paved parking area. $1.5 million.
Commercial 4 Lots Hwy 17 $225,000. Bowling Green.
37 ac. 1/2 pasture, 1/2 Hamlin on Swingle, micro irrigation. $14,000 per ac.
.40 ac. Wooded Country Estate with beautiful 2 story home, corian countertop in
kitchen, wood floors, fireplace-in master bedf6om and living room. Quiet
country living. $700,000. Can divide/35 ac. woods.
160 ac. total. 120 ac. citrus and 40 ac. in oak woods. 2 wells w/microjet. Lots of
road fmtg. $14,000 per ac.
57 ac. total. 38 ac citrus w/2wells, microjet and 19 ac. in woods $14,000 per ac.
75 ac. total w/55 ac. citrus, deep well, microjet, Ft. Green area, $1,000,000.
21 ac. citrus, heavy to Valencia, well w/irrigation, Ft. Green area, $15,000
per ac.
40 ac. citrus, well, microjet, Sweetwater area, hard road frontage, can divide,
$21,000 per ac.
106 ac. on Hwy 64, over 2750 ft. of frontage, Lemon Grove area, deep well,
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Classifieds


3 BR, 2 BATH dbl wide on 5 acres,
rural Zolfo Springs, bring your live-
stock. $850/month 1st, 1st & security.
941-286-0693. 3:2p
FT. MEADE: 2 BR/1BATH apartment,
C/HA, laundry room w/hook-up, nice
neighborhood, $600/month, security
deposit required. Call Sheila. 375-
9988 or 285-7203. 2:16tfc


DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous In
Hardee County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. tfc
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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~, *Short Time Job BnWkruptcy,- Repo Slow Py .
Just meet our ay requirements and you we cmdondily-
APPROVEDI* NO MONEY DOWN
I Low hly pmt Compet Rates- Not Buy H y
EFatblhd Credt Lt M l Ca & Tnrucks. Cll now fm r your cad appov on our 24 hr. tl free
HOTUNE 1I.-sWa3si.
You must meet our lender's awkt tandada. Income and equity requiremeq e .pT



FRONT OFFICE HELP NEEDED
The Therapy Center Wauchula has an immediate
opening for a full-time front office person. Medical
office experience preferred. Must be able to type 60+
wpm. Hours 8-5, M-F. Applicant must be self motivat-
ed and dependable. Hourly rate depending on expe-
rience. Full-time benefits. Apply at The Therapy
Center, 1330 Hwy 17,South, Wauchula, FL or call
767-0111 for more information. c13:2-9c


State of Florida Department of Transportation
JOB OPPORTUNITY
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
Position Number 03263 Work Location: Arcadia
Starting Bi-Weekly Salary: $688.50
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Work Days: Monday Thursday
This is work maintaining the state highway system and right-of-
way; such as pothole patching, flagging traffic, repairing road
shoulders, driving dump trucks, picking up trash/garbage, etc.
Performs light maintenance and servicing work in connection with
any type of equipment operated. .Required to have CDL Class B
License or Permit.
Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-562-7287) by completing
a State of Florida online job application at www.myflorida.com by
5pm EST closing date or call 863-993-4634.
CLOSING DATE: 3/8/06( c13:2c







Citrus Removal Land Clearing
backloe Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driveways Febble Rock, etc.
NOW A''UVAILABLE
Fil it s op oi


Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
Agnet
158*17*9761,


It's worth the extra drive to

SMHill's Auto World


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Dan Hill
No Interest Charge
No Finance Charge


Jimmy Hill
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-1.. U.S. Hwy. 17
1* 375-4441 Bowling Green
(across from Presto)


Tax, tag & title not included. Hill's Auto World is not responsible for typographical errors.
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LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE service.
Commercial and residential, insured,
locally owned and operated. Free
Estimates. Call My Florida Landscape
Service 863-832-2102. 1:19-3:23p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc
CENTRAL PUMP & IRRIGATION, INC.,
(863) 773-6259. Services include aer-
ators, house pumps, new installation
& repair on yard systems. 5:26tfc
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


PAINTING AND WALLPAPERING,
pressure washing, texturizing ceil-
ings. Free estimates. 773-3168. 3:2p
A&R TILE SERVICES experienced tile
layers. We give estimates. Se Habla
Espafiol. 863-781-1759 or 863-781-
4174 call anytime. 2:23-3:23p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 2:16-5:25p
MIKE'S LAWN CARE. Free estimates.
Licensed & insured. 735-2862.
2:9-3:9p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION: car-
ports, screen rooms, additions, pool
cages. Harold Howze Construction.
735-1158. 2:9-4:13p


Development Center
Now Hiring
App( at 149 Man(ey R4 Wauchu(a
Phone 773-58143:2,9c


GENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
Pay rate: $11.38 $14.93
Wanted for the Hardee County Buildings and Grounds
Department. Must have carpentry experience ahd knowledge
of the building trades. Ability to work from blueprints,
sketches, etc.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resource Department,
205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-
2161, Fax:(863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
March 10, 2006. EOE-F/M/V cl2:23-3:2c


ALL. STEEL


25'x25'x7' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
1 9x7 Roll-up, 2 Gable Vents,
.4"iCencrete Slab Installed $11,395*
3x30'x9';All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed $16,895*
25'x30'x9' All Steel Garage (3:12 Pitch)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door, (pictured)
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed $16,995*
Installed by independent licensed contractor
We Custom Build (WAe are the Factory) 920' S 6
Meets or Exceeds Florida Wind Code 800-920-1601
Many Sizes Available METAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Florida "Stamped" Engineered wwwmetalsystemsccom
Drawins (Included) cll :12tfc www.metasystemsllc.com







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the best deals
in town!
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Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



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FRANK'S LAWN CARE: Commercial,
residential, licensed, insured. Free
estimates. 781-7360. 2:9-4:13p
POLK PAINTING, interior, exterior,
free estimates, licensed and Insured.
Mike Thomas at 863-412-9169.
1:19-3:16p
STRUCTURED LAWNCARE and land-
scaping. Licensed and insured, com-
mercial and residential, new landscap-
ing, relandscaping. Call Jesse
DeBoom C-863-781-2753 or H-863-
735-0590. 2:23-5:.25p
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


OLD ROPE (hawser) 2 inch or larger.
767-8814. 3:2p
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on 03/20/06
at 10:30 am the following vehicles will
be sold for towing and storage charges:
Year: 92 Make: FORD Model: 2D
VIN#: 1FACP45E5NF103378 Sale to be
held at:' ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE HWY BOWLING GREEN. FL. 33834.
ROBERTS TOWING reserves the right to
bid. cl3:2c


CLEANING OUT SALE: 2 family.
Ftuniture, hunting glassware & much
more. 208 Riverside Drive, Saturday,
8-12. 3:2p
5th ANNUAL YARD SALE and moving
sale combined: 3065 SR66"4 1/2 mile
E. of Hwy. 17, 5 families come togeth-
er, 3 that have or are moving. clothes
from baby thru adult, crib, cradle,
other furniture, arts and crafts,
sewing supplies and material, toys,
games, kitchen appliances, dishes,
Beanie Babies, movies. Friday,
Saturday. 3:2p
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: 8-
4:30, Friday, Saturday. 535 Bost Rd.
off Popash Rd. '05 Suzuki C50 motor-
cycle, generator, Snapper mower, S-
10 bed liners, 3.5 ton heat pump,
Muck pump, tools, kids clothes, toys,
appliances, furniture, computers &
more. 3:2p
SATURDAY, SUNDAY: Kids clothes,
tools, lawn mower, carpet. 307
Garden Dr., Rivervilew. 3:2p
SATURDAY, 8-3, 3332 E. Main. 3:2p
FRIDAY, 8-7, 814 S. 10th Ave. Crafts,.
movies, games, houseware Items,
porcelain dolls, lots of misc. 3:2p
SATURDAY, 7-2, very nice women,
men, little girl clothes, toys. 722 E.
Orange St. 3:2c
SATURDAY, 8-1, 290 Garden Dr.,
Riverviews. Furniture, housewares,
toys, more. 3:2c


01 RE-OPEN


Every Friday, Saturday, A
Sunday
*Restrooms s
*Water
.Electric

Bowling Green Flea Market

781-1062 ci0:20fc


Help Wanted
C.N.A.'s FT (3-11 PM or 11 PM 7 AM ONLY)
Caring, dependable and reliable C.N.A.'s needed
for a 79 bed SNF. If you fit this profile and enjoy
working with the elderly, COME JOIN THE
HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE TEAM.
Apply in person or call
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
Fax: 863-773-0959


Bowling Green Youth Academy
is currently seeking
Direct Care Workers
to provide supervision of female
youth 12-18 years of age.

Salary is based on experience.

Applications are available at the
facility or you can send a resume to:
PO Box 369
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000 ext. 221


OWNER MOTIVATED! Moving out of state. 3/2 home built in 2004
on 5 beautiful acres on main road. Open floor plan, high ceilings,
front and back porches with great views, good location. $349,900.
CALL ME ABOUT 700 ac. HUNTING PROPERTY IN ALA. 8
HR. DRIVE.
New Listing 9 beautiful acres off St Rd 66. Citrus, mango, avaca-
do and guava trees. Beautiful homesite. Call Today.
Lots Available 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 + acre Building Tracts, hunting prop-
erty, etc. in Hardee County
3BR 2Ba MH on 2.5 ac. Fronts paved road. Nice starter home &
property. $129,900.
Briarwood: Beautiful 3/2 on 1/2 ac. Den, formal sitting room, 10'
ceilings, open floor plan, 2 car garage, Deed Restricted so that val-
ues remain stable. $349,900.
67 +- ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College,
Best Western and Projected growth area. 600' from Peace River
$15,000 per ac.
3BR 2 Bath home. Lots of storage bldgs. 20 ac. bearing citrus grove.
Close to Manatee County. $489,900.


for the extra clean
cars & trucks.


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SsA e cars,
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Sa-n iJstoc. *Ow
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Fax (863) 375-9929


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References Provided Upon Requests


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CarolTomblin CAROL'S
Owner POOL

SERVICE
~ 10 Years Experience-
Certified & Insured
.Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-.449-1806
P.O. Box 974 Avon Park, FL. 33826
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PiAlRKER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION
* Fill Dirt Tree Removal Stump Removal *
Dragline Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil Bulldozer *
Dump Trucks


(863) 735-2415


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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409


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John Reschke
Bill Reschke


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CCC-045925
License CBC- 12430


S' Shell

GILLIARD FILL DIRT, INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand
Driveways/Culverts


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
Mobile: (941) 456-6507
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All Types Roofing
Reairs HRoofing ARDEE ROOFING INC.
Reroof 863-773-0377
Metal
Shingles 1071 S. Fl. Ave
Flat Fl. St. Lic. no. CCC1326969

Licensed & Insured
Serving Hardee, DeSoto, &
Polk Counties for 12 years.
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PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
Bobcat and Cranoe orvice Troo Trimming
Comploto Troo Rmoval

*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089
Lieonnsd a Insured Aept M/C8 Visa
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DIRECTOR OF NURSING
FINR located in Wauchula, FL, is accepting resumes for D.O.N. of
the 127 Bed SubAcute TLF. Qualifications for the position are
BSN, 2-5 years Supv/Mgmt experience. Neuro-rehab experience is
preferred. Knowledge of CARF, JCAHO & AHCA standards is a
plus. FINR offers an excellent benefit pkg that includes; competi-
tive annual salary, health, dental, std, life insurance, 401 K, annual
licensure, C.E.U. allowance and relocation allowance. Submit
resume to annettedhr@finr.net or fax to 863-773-2041. FINR is a
DFWP and EOE cl3:2c


J-N-T's

MOWING SERVICE
Jimmy &Tammy McNabb
Ucensed & Insured
Office 863-735-2902 Cell 863-781-6703
Nextel 161*149209*3 Fax 863-735-0126
Specialiing Ina
Lot Clearing Dirt Work *9
Fence Building Bush Hogging ,'
Brush Removal Pasture/Grove Mowing .


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Legal Assistant/

Paralegal Needed

Real estate, probate, and civil litigation pref
but not necessary. Salary commensurate
with exp. Send resume to: Kenneth B.
Evers, PA., PO. Drawer 1308, Wauchula, FL
33873 c13:2,9c


says Michael Weitzman, M.D.,
chairman of pediatrics at New York
University's School of Medicine.
"Why there are disparities and what
to do about them are our society's
responsibility to our children."
The study raises vital questions
about the link between public poli-
cies and children's health, says
Peter Gorski, M.D., M.P.H., a
University of South Florida profes-
sor of public health, pediatrics and
psychiatry, who hopes the team will
next study regional differences


Children living in the South are
up to three times more likely to bat-
tle poor health and its consequences
- including obesity, teen pregnan-
cy and death than those in all
other regions of the United States,
even if they receive the same med-
ical care, a new University of
Florida study reveals.
"Hurricane Katrina gave the
world a glimpse of the disparities in
the South," says Jeffrey Goldhagen,
M.D., M.P.H., the study's lead
author and an associate professor of
community pediatrics at the UF
College of Medicine, Jacksonville.
"Our research documents just how
profoundly these disparities impact
the health of children in the region."
The study, published recently in
the journal Pediatrics, is the first to
statistically relate region of resi-
dence to measures of child health,
Goldhagen says.
"In fact, we now believe that
where a child lives may be one of
the most powerful predictors of
child health outcomes and dispari-
ties," he says.
The poor health outcomes
researchers documented included
low birthweight, teen pregnancy,
death and other problems such as
mental illness, asthma, obesity,
tooth decay and school perfor-
mance.
The eight-member research team
set out to determine whether living
in the South has a negative effect on
children's health and whether a sci-
entific approach could, identify
which states in the South have poor-
er health outcomes for children. UF
researchers also sought to look at
what is it about living in the South
that results in poor health outcomes.
To find out, researchers comput-
ed a Child Health Index that ranked
each state in the nation according to
five routine indicators of physical
health in children percentage of
low-birthweight infants, infant mor-
tality rate, child death rate, teen
death rate and teen birth rates. The
scores revealed that eight of the 10
states with the poorest child health
outcomes in the nation that is,
Mississippi, 'Louisiana, Arkansas,
Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia,
North Carolina and South Carolina
are in what the researchers defined
as the Deep South. The remaining
Deep South states, Kentucky and
Florida, are in the lowest quarter.
Living in the Deep South proved
to be the best predictor of poor child
health outcomes, moreso than any
other factor commonly used to0
describe health differences among
groups of children, including hover-
ty, parents' employment status or
single-parent households.
"We weren't really surprised by
the results because I think most
people thought this might be the
case," says co-author William
Livingood, Ph.D., a UF associate
professor of pediatrics and director
of the Duval County Health
Department's Institute for Health,
Policy and Evaluation Research.
"But we were able to apply epi-
demiological principles to assess,
clarify and map the problem and
then document this intuitive feeling
by making it scientific and evi-
dence-based much like the first
epidemiologists in London who
recognized, mapped and then
defined the cholera problem."
Researchers warn that the study
evaluated children as a group, so
the findings don't apply to any sin-
gle child's risk. And overall, most
American kids are quite healthy.
"Generally, children in the
world's developed countries are
healthy," says Goldhagen. "But
children who live in some of the
states in the Deep South are two to
three times more likely to die or
have other health problems as com-
pared to' children living in some
states in other regions of the coun-
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among groups of individuals cate-
gorized by family income, educa-
tion and other characteristics.
"We need new tools and hypo-
thetical models to study the ecology
of disease, and we need interdisci-
plinary professionals from medi-
cine, public health, economics and
the social sciences to collaborate,"
says Goldhagen. "This can't be
shoved under the desk or put on
hold because the maps show in
color the disparities that children in
the Deep South face every day."


The reasons for these risks are
complex and are related to social,
economic and other public policies
in the South, he says. "These poli-
cies, which consign 50 percent of
children to poverty, neglect quality
early education, generate huge
income disparities, result in home-
lessness and limit access to quality
nutrition and critical health ser-
vices, may differentiate children in
the South from those in other
regions," says Goldhagen.

"For the first time, disparities in
race, gender, education, income and
poverty are not the critical issues
here," he adds. "In this study, region
is the disparity issue, and previous
studies have not taken us in that
direction."
Other researchers say the find-
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tional research.
"This paper presents important
disturbing information, and adds
unique information to our vast liter-
ature demonstrating shameful dis-
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ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Family Services Coordinator in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for
the on-going recruitment and enrollment of center children and for the implementation of Social Services and Parent
Involvement areds of the program. Also assists in assessing that health and disability services are provided. Preferred:
Associate's degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field and two years experience working with children and fam-
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enrollment in an Associate's degree program in Human Services field. Experience in community services. Bilingual (Sp/Eng
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Closing Date: 03/17/06
Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: Bowling Green Center
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Anuncio para el puesto de coordinator de servicios para Ia familiar
ECMHSP estA aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de coordinator de servicios para la familiar. SerA respons-
able ppr el reclutamiento e inscripci6n de los nifios, la irnplementaci6n de servicios sociales y la participaci6n de los padres
en el program. Ayudar a evaluar que los servicios de salud y discapacidad sean proveidos. Se prefiere: Titulo de asocia-
do en Servicios Humanos, Trabajo Social, o en una Area relacionada, y que tenga dos aios de experiencia trabajando con
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bajando con ninos y families y estar matriculado para obtener un titulo de asociado en Servicios Humanos. Experiencia tra-
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do antes de cumplir el primer afio de empleo. El salario inicial es entire $10.44-10.97 por hora. Se ofrece permiso personal,,
permiso por enfermedad y beneficio deretiro con contribuci6n del empleador.
La fecha final para entregar la solicitud'es: 03/17/06
Envie su curriculo y su carta de interns o su solicitud de empleo a: Bowling Green Center
5115 Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, FL 33834
Kouwondonate Sevis Fanmi
ECMHSP aksepte kounye a aplikasyon pou Kouwodonate Sevis Fanmi pou yon program Migrant Head Start. Moun ki jwenn
djob la ap reskonsab pou fe rekritman ak anwolman san rete pou timoun sant lan ak egzekisyon Sevis Sosyal ak domen
Patisipasyon Paran program nan. L ap ede tou nan evalye fason yo ofri sevis sante ak sevis erifimite. Preferans: Degre
Asosye nan Sevis Imen, Travay Sosyal oswa domen ekivalan, epi omwen de (2) an eksperyans nan travay avek timoun ak
fanmi, epitou anwolman aktif, oswa Agreman nan zafe Deviopman Familyal oswa ekivatan an ak 3 an eksperyans nan travay
avek timoun ak fanmi, epi anwolman aktif nan yon program degre Asosye nan zafe Sevis Imen. Eksperyans nan sevis
kominote. Bileng (Ranyol/Aogleoaswa Kreyol/Angle). Akseptab: Diplorn Lekol Segonda/GED ak senk (5) an eksperyans nan
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anwolman aktif nan.yon program degre Asosye nan ennan. Sale koumansmani a se $10.44IR0r7.. pa edtan. Gen konje,po9
pesonel la, epitou gen plan retret annako avek patwon an.
Dat femti: 03/17/06
Voye kourikouloum-vite/let ki montre ou enterese oswa aplike nan: Bowling Green Center
5115 Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, FL 33834
Assistant Teacher ,-
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Assistant Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Flead
Start Program. Responsible for assisting in the provision of developmentally appropriate activities and care for Head Start
children under the guidance and direction of the Teacher. Position supported by the Early Childhood Education Specialist.
Preferred: CDA for working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), 2 years experience, and active enroll-
ment in Associates degree program. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and CDA
Credential for working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school) and two -years experience working with
young children. Starting salary $8.77-9.21 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date:
03/17/06. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: ECMHSP Bowling Green 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL
33834. Tel. 863-375-2101. EOE, ADA, License #C13HA0001.
Anuncio de empleo para el puesto de asistente de maestro
ECMHSP estA aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de asistente de maestro para trabajar con nifos entire las
edades de 6 semanas a 5 afios de edad en un program de Migrant Head Start. TendrA la responsabilidad de ayudar en la
implementaci6n de las actividades apropiadas apropiadas para el desarrollo infantil y ayudar en el cuidado de los nifibs de
Head Start bajo la guia y direcci6n del maestro del sal6n de clase. El puesto estA apoyado por la especialista de educaci6n
de la nifiez temprana. Se premiere: La credencial CDA para trabajar con el grupo de nifios de la edad apropiada (bebes/nifios
pequefios o preescolares) y dos afios de experiencia. AdemAs, debe star activamente matriculado en una program para
obtener su titulo asociado. Bilingie (espafiol/inl6s o criollo/ingl6s). Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED y la.CDA
para trabajar con el grupo de nifos de la edad apropiada (beb6s/nifioa pequefios o preescolares) y dos afios de experien-
cia trabajando con nirios pequefio. El salario inicial es entire $8.77-9.21 por hora. Se ofrece permiso personal, permiso por
enfermedad, y beneficios de retiro contribuci6n del empleador. La uIltima fecha para entregar la solicitud es: 03/17/06, envie
su curriculo/su carta de interns o su solicitud de empleo a: ECMHSP Bowling Green 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling
Green, FL 33834, Tel. 863-375-2101. EOE, ADA, License # C13HA0001.
Asistan-Pwofese
ECMHSP aksepte kounye a aplikasyon pou Asistan-Pwofese k ap gen pou travay avek timoun ant 6 semenn ak 5 an pou yon
program Migrant Head Start. Moun ki jwenn djob la ap reskonsab pou ede nan sevis aktivite apwopriye anrapo ak devlop-
man ak nan sevis swen pou yon timoun Head Start ki anba gid ak direksyon Pwofese a. Se Espeyalis Edikasyon pou
Degoche Timoun ki sipote pozisyon sa a. Preferans: CDA pou travay avek gwoup laj apwopriye (Jenn Timoun/Tibebe ki fek
ap mache oswa Lekol Matenel), 2 an eksperyans, epi anwolman aktif nan program degre Asosye. Bileng (Panyol/Angle
oswa Kreyol/Angle). Akseptab: Diplom Lekol Segonde/GED ak Agreman CDA pou travay avek gwoup laj apwopriye (Jenn
Timoun/Tibebe ki fek ap mache oswa Lekol Matenel) ak de (2) an eksperyans nan travay avek jenn timoun. Sale koumans-
man a se $8.77-9.21 pa edtan. Gen konje pou pesonel la, epitou gen plan retret annako avek patwon an. Dat femti: 03/17/06.
Voye kourikouloum-vite/let ki montre ou enterese oswa aplike nan: ECMHSP Bowling Green 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue,
Bowling Green, FL 33834, Tel. 863-375-2101. EOE, ADA, License # C13HA0001.
Teacher
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for a Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start
Program. Responsible for providing a developmentally appropriate Head Start environment and for overall management of
the classroom. Provides training and assistance to Assistant Teachers and volunteers, under supervision of the Early
Childhood Education Specialist. Preferred: A.A./A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with enrollment in
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Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and CDA Credential for working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-
school), enrollment in an Associate's degree program, and three years working with young children. Starting salary $9.64-
10.13 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 03/17/06. Send resume/letter of inter-
est or apply at: ECMHSP Bowling Green 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL 33834, Tel. 863-375-2101. EOE, ADA,
License # C13HA0001.
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semanas a 5 afios en un program de Migrant Head Start. TendrA la responsabilidad de proveer un ambient de Head Start
apropiado para el desarrollo infantil y apropiado para la administraci6n general del sal6n de clase. Tambitn deberA proveer
capacitaci6n y ayuda a las maestras asistentes y a los voluntarios, bajo la supervision de la especialista de la educaci6n de
la nifiez temprana. Se preflere: Titulo A.A./A.S. en la educaci6n de la nifiez temprana o Area relacionada y estar matricula-
do en un program para obtener su titulo universitario y dos afios de experiencia ensefiando a la nifiez temprana. Biling0e
(espariol/ingl6s o criollo/ingls). Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED o credencial CDA para trabajar con el
grupo de niflos de la edad apropiada (beb6s/nifios pequefios o preescolares), star matriculado en un program para obten-
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Bowling Green 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL 33834, Tel. 863-375-2101. EOE, ADA, License # C13HA0001.
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March 2, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B


A TRUE INSPIRATION TO US ALL
The greatest American I've yet had the privilege to know died
February 23, 2006, in Lakeland, Florida.
I first met Dr. Earl Stallings four years ago when he taught his son Jim
'.Stallings' Sunday School class -* he First Baptist Church. That day
Reverend Stallings happened to com'--nit that only two people had visited
him in his home during his first yeatf; ,.Wauchula.
After my mom and dad died, my aunt Mildred Hadsel told me, "Son,
when you get to be my age you don't want people to come visit. You want
them to take you somewhere." The road trips began.
Dr. Stallings insisted that his friends address each other by their first
names. So, the following week I asked Earl to accompany me on a trip to
Okeechobee to visit one of my dairy accounts, I introduced him to Mr. Red
Larson and we visited several of his dairy farms. Earl also got an inside
look at a local lime rock mine. He enjoyed it so much that we made sever-
, al trips to Okeechobee and other places.
^ On one such trip to Arcadia, Earl watched as a paint mare nearly kicked
my head off. Our time in the automobile led to many enjoyable and lengthy
- conversations about each of our lives. It became apparent that his love for
Jesus Christ, his wife Ruth and his son James (he never called him Jim) and
other people were the driving forces in his life.
He eventually confided in me about his years as pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1991 to 1995. He was one
of five Birmingham pastors to receive a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King
when Dr. King was incarcerated in the Birmingham jail. Rev. Stallings told
'his Board of Deacons that we have no choice but to support Dr. King and
'.his cause because it was the "right thing to do."
Consequently, he extended an invitation to the black community to
,:attend his church, which created monumental conflict not only within his
:,church but the community as well. He confided that the following two years
::were'the most stressful of his life, second only to the loss of his beloved
wife Ruth.
: He also stated that during this time he feared not only for his own life
'and safety, but also that of his family. He said he prayed daily for strength
.during this critical time and asked the Lord to please remove him from
!Birmingham. That wasn't to happen for another two long years.
Dr. Jonathan Bass, author of "Blessed Are The Peace Makers," stated
"that -the letters written by Dr. King during his incarceration in the
:Birmingham jail were the most significant documents in the entire civil
:rights movement, and Earl was in the midst of these tumultuous and historic
'events.
The Emancipation Proclamation was written September 22, 1862, and
;.signed into law on January 1, 1863, by Abraham Lincoln. One hundred and
';one years later the Civil Rights Act was signed into law and the full intent
.,of the Emancipation Proclamation was then.finally fulfilled.
I have been truly blessed to be called a friend by this great man, and
:the hours I got to spend with Earl were some of the richest and most
:rewarding of my life.


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Retired Farmer & Rancher


BEEF PRODUCERS TOUR FINAL LEG
Our next stop was the Morales Feedlot in Devine, Texas, a family oper-
ation begun in the mid-1950s. They have a capacity of 11,000-12,000 head.
All pens slope to a central drainage system which is washed into a lagoon.
This liquid is used to irrigate their pasture land. Fifty percent of the cattle
they feed are for customers who retain ownership of their cattle; 50 percent
are their own cattle. Thirty percent of the cattle are from Mexico with a
strong percentage of Brahman.
Cattle are brought in anywhere from 450-750 pound weights. The light
cattle are run on irrigated wheat pasture for 45 days before going into the
lot to be put on feed. Any dead animals are composted. Death loss is less
than one-half of one percent. Three riders on horses ride the pens every day
checking the condition of the cattle and they notice the slightest change in
anything. There is no difference between cattle kept on dirt versus concrete;
they do equally as well. Cost of gain for these cattle averages 60 cents per
pound.
Most of their feed is grown locally. They are fed a ration high in milo
instead of corn. The milo is steamed and then rolled and provides a more
efficient feed ration than a corn ration. Every animal has an ID tag so they
can monitor each animal's efficiency, cost of gain and the animal's origin.
This provides valuable information for the future purchase of cattle. The
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects their cattle and samples
feed for potential BSE.
From Morales Feedlot we traveled to the Nathan Williams Quarter
Horse operation. There they raise registered Quarter horses for racing, bar-
rel racing and working cows. They wean their colts at 5 months of age and
put them in a training program where they work with them every day. For
predator protection, donkeys are kept with pregnant mares until they foal
and colts are weaned.
We returned to San Antonio on Friday evening for dinner and a "night
on the town." On Saturday we had a tour of a new (week old) HEB Store.
In Texas they compete with Wal-Mart and usually come out ahead in their
competition. This new store, in its first three days, did $1.9 million in busi-
ness. HEB is a family-owned business doing $12 billion a year in Texas and
Mexico. They have a variety of size stores with some like the new one we
visited being "super stores." They hold 80 percent of the market share in
those regions which they serve. They do more sales per square foot than any
other in the nation. Three hundred of their stores are 50,000 square feet with
the new "Super" like .we visited -being 100,000 square feet. An item of
interest we learned was that Wal-Mart makes $2 billion a year gross profit
on items from China.
Our tour was hosted by a lady who is vice president for market devel-
opment, originally from Tampa and well-known by our Florida Farm
Bureau staff, which is the way we came by the tour. The store was one of
the most modern and spacious stores of that type any of us had been in. The
variety of foods was mind boggling. It was obvious that the store catered to
the 80 percent Hispanic population of the area it was located in. Everyone


The weather has had much
improvement since a week ago
with the cold air which threatened
citrus crops. Days are much more
pleasant, with temperatures reach-
ing to the 80s in the daytime and a
low breezy 60s during the evening
hours. Jt is quite nice to sit in your
Florida room and-continue to watch
the flPympic fWiter games in the
evenings with such perfect weather.
All thoughts of hurricanes seem to
vanish into the past on nights like
this in Bowling Green.
Joe Jones picked his orange citrus
crop on Wednesday. His grove is
directly across from the elementary
school, and he sits on the School
Board in Hardee. I have seen him in
the mornings on his tractor tending
to his orange trees. Many residents
wear many hats in a rural town such
as Bowling Green.
For history buffs, last year
marked the bicentennial of the
Lewis and Clark expedition leading
to the Pacific Ocean across untamed
America under President Thomas
Jefferson. I am currently reading
"Dream West" by David Nevin,
which is based upon a true story of
the "Expeditions of John Charles
Fremont" by Prof. Donald Jackson,
edited by Mary Lee Spencer from a
collection of papers from California
circa the early 1800s.
American history was my major
before I went into teaching. I enjoy
reading about the American West
and recording family histories of
local residents. The Herald-
Advocate records many interviews
of local residents each edition and is
a great source for local history.
I wanted to start a book club, but
it seems that nobody has the extra
20 or so minutes to discuss the lat-
est in what we are reading, which is
quite understandable for many of us
with busy routines.
Our first-grade classes will be
attending a field trip at Avon Park at
the South Florida Community
College to see the musician Jack
Hartman. Thisis is the first field trip
since Hurricane Charley took place.
A good time will be had by all, I am
sure.
The new K-8 building will be
ready by next August down the road
from us. My classroom among oth-
ers will be demolished to make way
for renovation of new classrooms
for Bowling Green Elementary. The
current rooms are the original struc-
tures from the first opening of the
school. However, these rooms need
to be updated for current practices.
I am lucky that my room did not
have a tree trunk in the middle of it
from Hurricane Charley, which
damaged many classrooms in one
way or another. I am also glad that
school is running smoothly without
the disruption of hurricane holidays


like last year!


God bless you, and enjoy the
wonderful weather here in Bowling
Green


agreed they would love to see one of those stores in their area.
As a special bonus for me, my granddaughter works for the American
Angus Association promoting the certified Angus Beef program. Her terri-
tory is Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mexico and the Carribean. With our
world communications (cell phones), everyone these days is just around the
corner. While in Mexico, one day I thought it sure would be great if she was
in Mexico while I was there. A quick phone call and she tells me she is in
San Antonio with USDA and Japanese representatives working on opening
Japan again to U.S. beef. She said,"I will be here until Sunday." As our
schedule took us back to San Antonio on Friday, we were able to spend
most of Saturday together, took in San Antonio's River Walk with a delight-
ful dinner. It was a great way for me to end an outstanding trip, as we flew
home on Sunday. My hat is off to all those who put this tour together and
those that traveled with and made it such an outstanding tour.


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Our tour group visited an HEB superstore in San Antonio.


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NOTICE OF MEETING
The Hardee- County Economic Development Authority
(Independent Board) will meet on Tuesday, March 07, 2006, at
8:30 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, 412 West
Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.
For more information call the County Manager's office at
863/773-9430.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.


Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager


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(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, March 2, 2006


Softball On




Short Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With only one game last week,
Hardee girls softball took a break.
The girls will start the "second
season" this week with a Tuesday
visit from Avon Park. The game
tomorrow (Friday) is a varsity-only
trip to Braden River.
Next week is another three-game
week. Hardee hosts Lake Placid on
Tuesday, goes to Fort Meade on
Thursday and comes home Friday
for another one of those varsity-
onjy encounters against Sarasota
Booker at 6 p.m.
The only varsity game last week
was on Tuesday when Lakeland
Christian came to call. "Ashley
(Timmons) pitched well," was the
only positive note from Lady Cat
coach Donnie Carver.
A half dozen errors gave several
unearned runs to Lakeland
Christian, which won 12-1.
The Lady Vikings plated five
runs in the first inning, added one
more in the second and another in
the third. Although the fourth
inning was three up, three down,
the girls put five tallies on the
board in the fifth inning.
Hardee batters were held in
check in the first three innings, a
double-play taking care of the only
runner in the second stanza.
In the fourth inning, Hardee
stranded Amber Steedley and
Emily Adams after both were safe
on errors.
The lone Hardee score came in
the home half of the fifth. Timmons
was safe on an error. With one
away, Kayla Nix singled to right
field to score pinch-runner Chelsea
Owens. A double-play ended
Hardee hopes as the Lady Cats lost
on the 10-run mercy rule.

A JV GAMES
i An update on the junior varsity
Lad)y Cais shows.a.split in the. last
four games, wins over Palmetto and'
Lake Placid, and losses at Sebring
and Haines City.
On Feb. 10, the junior Lady Cats
stole a game from Palmetto on its
own turf. It was scoreless until the
bottom of the second 'when
Palmetto put twin tallies on the
board on a walk and pair of errors.
:-. Hardee bounced back with a
vengeance with eight runs in the
top of the third, sending 11 batters
to the plate. Amaris Garza scored
twice, and Miranda Powell,
Jerrica Grimsley, Emily Adams,
Ashley Alden, Katie Bryan and
:Ciara Chancey added solo scores. It
was 8-2.
''Palmetto managed to pick up
three runs in the home half of the
third on three hits, a walk and an
btiror, making it an 8-5 game.
Hardee went cold in the top of
the fourth, and Palmetto forged
ahead 10-8 with five scores in the
bottom of the inning on several
errors and hits.
Hardee jumped back in front in
the top of the fifth, with Lola
Rivera, Chancey, Garza and
Powell, who bunted successfully
and worked her way around the
bases. Hardee was up 12-10.
'Hardee held Palmetto to only one
run in the bottom of the fifth, and
final, inning. A single, passed ball
and another single plated the first


runner. The second was caught of
third in attempting to get home.
Hardee had held on for the 12-11
victory.
The Feb. 14 game at Sebring was
a study in frustration, as Hardee
stranded runners each inning in get-
ting only one across home plate,
losing 12-1.
Hardee's only run came in the
top of the third when Chancey drew
a walk, stole second, went to third
on a sacrifice fly and home on an
error on a Grimsley hit.
At Lake Placid on Feb. 16, the
Hardee JV had a different story,
winning 11-8.
Two Hardee runners came home
in the top of the first. Garza singled
and Powell doubled. Garza stole
second and raced home on the
Powell hit to left center. Grimsley
and Bryan both walked and both
were out on fielder's choices, with
Powell moving around to score.
Lake Placid was three up, three
down.
In the top of the third, Hardee
plated five runs, with a double play
finally stopping the action. Before
the dust settled, Rivera, Ciara
Lambert, Powell, Grimsley and
Bryan had come around to cross
home. Hardee led 7-0. Lake Placid
got its first tally on a hit, walk and
error.
Hardee went back to work in the
top of the third, adding four more
scores for an 11-1 lead. Lambert,
Powell, Grimsley and Bryan
crossed home plate.
Lake Placid came alive in the
bottom of the third with six runs on
two hits, a walk and home run to
center field. It was 11-7.
Hardee stranded Lambert in the
top of the fourth. Lake Placid got
One run on a hit, walk, and dou-
ble-steal which brought the lead
runner home. A ground-out and
back-to-back strikeouts ended the
,game, withiHardee winning- 11-8., ....
. The last JV game was at Haines
City on Feb. 17. Althougfrthe Lady
Cat JVs worked hard, they lost 10-
8.
Hardee scored first. Powell dou-
bled and Bryan was safe on an
error. Both scores on an a single
and error on the hit by Nix. Hardee
was up 2-0.
Haines City got on the board
with a half dozen runs in the bot-
tom of the second when 10 junior
Lady Hornets went to the plate to
give Haines City a 6-2 lead.
Hardee got one back in the top of
the third. With one away, Bryan
singled but was out at second. Nix
singled to left field and was pushed
home by hits by English, Grimsley
and Lambert. Haines City
regained a four-run lead with a run
in the home half of the third. It was
7-3.
No one scored in the fourth
inning. In the top of the fifth,
Hardee closed the gap to 7-6 with
tallies by Chancey, Bryan and
English. Haines City came back
with three runs to up its advantage
to 10-6.
Hardee tried to rally in the fifth
inning. Alden and Powell were both
safe on errors. The tying runs of
Nix and English were left aboard
when the third out occurred ending
the game 10-8.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee Junior Varsity girls beat Palmetto and Lake Placid; in front row (left to right) are Kim Cason, Lola Rivera, Ashley Alden,
Amaris Garza and Katie Bryan; in second row, Clara Chancey, Miranda Powell, Clara Lambert, Jerrica Grimsley and Christina
English; in back, coach Patrick Mahoney.


For the week ended February 23, 2006:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,119 compared to
last week 6,047 and 6,839 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week, slaughter
cows arid bulls were steady tol.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were
'unevenly steady.


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Attention: All Parents of Elementary School Age Children
The Hardee County School Board recently held public workshops and
meetings to discuss Florida's Class Size Reduction Law and its impact on the school
district's elementary schools. Results of those meetings have included the
necessary rezoning of all district elementary schools so that our county continues
to comply with Florida's Class Size Reduction Law.
For that reason, we need to enroll children into all of our elementary schools
much sooner than previous years. We have been preparing for this exciting change
by building one of Florida's best and newest elementary schools, Hilltop Elementary.
Hilltop Elementary School will have the same starting times, ending times,
opportunities, and qualified staff as our other elementary schools.
Parents who have children impacted by any rezoning changes will receive a
letter in the mail this week explaining which school their child has been assigned to
attend for the 2006-2007 school year. Parents who have children attending a
school other than their zoned school are reminded that all school waiver
approvals are only good for one school year at a time.
If there is a good reason that you want your child or children to attend a
school outside your assigned school zone for next school year, and you have your
own transportation, you will need to fill out a waiver request application for another
school.
You can obtain a waiver application between March 1 March 24, 2006,
at either the School Board office or the Transportation Department. These waiver
requests are not approved on a first-come first-served basis, but will be approved
according to space available and other established criteria.
Decisions on all waiver applications will be made in April. If we can be of
any further assistance, please contact our office at 773-9058. We will do our best
to assist you or answer your questions.



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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


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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.
Iun2aay Worship a 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 Worship................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship................10:30 a.m
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ................7:00 p.m. <

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning;Worship.................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............... 7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionll1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.....................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Ser. ..7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Evening 6:00 p.m.

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 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 ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .................7:00 p.m.
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave. /
Sunday Morning Service ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Service & Worship 7:00 p.m
Saturday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..................1...1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ....................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership &/Training Class -
2ni Sunday'of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning................11...:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night...................7:30 p.m.
ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service ......................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath .... 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath







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WAUCHULA

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service....................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service......................10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting ......6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..6:30- 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service........ .....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.


FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .:....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
SWednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner...................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
: Sunday Morning...................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.


NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service......................1:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-002j
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

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

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) .................... 7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. 11:00 a.m.
(Creole) 1 00 p.m.
DailyMass in'Eng h h. S 30 a m.

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

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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ..... 7:00 p.m. _
- Friday Night Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.

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


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


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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m..
-Children's Church. ......... 10:00 a.m. v
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.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
CHURCHINC.
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.. ... ;, .. 1.0:00 a.m.,.
Morning Worship ...... .. 1 i00,a,.m, ,
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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


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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ... ...... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................. .11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club............... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche......... 7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles,Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m.
Servicio .. 8:00 ... '
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5.00 p.m.

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


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It was reported that two zoo
attendants were searching for an;:
escaped monkey. i.
They found him, sitting on a-
park bench, reading two books.
One was the Bible. The other wasi,
Darwin's Origin of the Species. :,
"What's he doing?" asked one,.
The other answered, "He'a1
trying to decide whether he's hids'
brother's keeper, or his keeper's'
brother."
I'm glad I came from the Master,
and not a monkey.
When God produced man, Hqe
didn't cause him to evolve frorrt.
some lower form of life. His
creation was something new. The.
Bible says, "God created man ir
His own image."


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Cats Add District Wins JV Bovs Snlit Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After a very successful pre-sea-
son, the Hardee Wildcats eked out a
pair of district victories to start the
regular season last week.
Identical 3-2 wins on Tuesday
and Friday got the Cats off to a
good start on the season.
This week's games included at
home Tuesday evening for a visit
from Avon Park, the home game on
MWednesday against Fort Meade
,which had been scheduled a week
earlier, and a trip Friday to
Frostproof.
Next week, the Cats go to Lemon
Bay on Thursday, March 9, and fol-
low it with a home game Friday
against southern district rival
DeSoto. Other 4A-10 rivals are
Sarasota Booker, Avon Park, Pal-
metto, Braden River and Sebring.

HARDEE 3, SEBRING 2
Varsity head coach Steve Rewis
named senior second sacker/desig-
nated hitter Jarrett Benavides as the
player of the game. "He scored a
run and made a pair of defensive
plays at second, two plays with the
bases loaded in the final two
innings that saved us the game."
Each team stranded 11 batters in
the extra-inning game at Firemen's
Field in Sebring. Hardee pitchers
Jake "Lance" Benavides, Jake
Spencer and Will Krause combined
to limit Sebring to six hits and five
walks. "We threw a lot of strikes
and made quality pitches when we
had to," said Rewis.
- The teams switched three up,
three down in the opening inning.
In the second each left a batter
stranded. Hardee left the bases
stacked in the top of the third. The
Benavides brothers and Westoni
Palmer were left aboard.
Sebring plated its only two tallies


injuries to report, except for some
wounded pride by a few of the adult
men who have discovered that they
may be too old for this sort of thing.

Wow! We have some great kids
out here and they shined at this past
week's County Fair. Brianna Waters
participated in the Kiiidergarteni
Princess Pageant and Randi Sasser
was named Miss Congeniality and
fourth runner-up in the Miss Hardee
County Pageant.
Courtney Alexander, Norma
Alejandro, Rebeka Brown, Makay-
la Chancey and Kaitlyn Laker
entered sewing projects. Kaitlyn
took best of show with her napkins
and placemats. Displaying 'their
rabbits were Dalton Richey and
Matthew and Kaitlyn Laker, with
Brian Yake entering into the poultry
contest.
Many entered into the swine
show and sale. They were Ashlee
Abbott, Rebeka Brown, Jimmy
Sasser, Randi Sasser, Patrick Laker
and Brian Yake. Brad Keene was a


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in the home half of the third. An
error and a walk put two aboard to
come home on a Colt Williams
long single to left field. The Streaks
led 2-0.
That score held until the top of
the fifth when Hardee tied the
game. Jarrett Benavides led off
with a single. Krause moved him
along with a smack to deep left
field. A sacrifice by Lance
Benavides moved big brother
home. A Robbie Abbott single plat-
ed Krause. Briant Shumard, who
went three-for-four, singled again,
but he and Abbott were stranded.
The tie game rocked along until
the bottom of the sixth when the
Wildcat defense steadied. A single,
walk and hit batsman loaded the
bases, but Hardee got a force-out at
second and a pair of pop-ups to end
the threat.
Reliever Chris Wellborn struck
out three Cats in the top of the sev-
enth, setting the table for Streak
heroics in the home half of a usual
seven-inning game. Wellborn walk-
ed and Williams singled. Another
walk loaded the bases, but back-to-
back fielders choices from Jarrett
Benavides to catcher Justin Altman
kept two runs from scoring. A fly-
out ended the inning.
In the top of the eighth, Shumard
singled to right center and Cody
Gullatt followed it with one in
nearly the same spot. A Brad
Gilliard sacrifice moved the run-
ners along. Altman was safe on a
fielder's choice which didn't keep
the streaking Shumard from scor-
ing the winning run.
Bouyed by the go-ahead run,

reliever Krause retired the side in
the bottom of the eighth on a pair of
grounders and a strike-out.
"This gets us off on the right foot
in the district. Our confidence is
growing every day," said Rewis.
Cancellation of Wednesday's


scheduled game against Fort
Meade gave the Cats anot' er day of
preparation for Friday's visit from
the Braden River Pirates.

HARDEE 3, BRADEN RIVER 2
Senior pitcher James Basey got
the nod as player of the game for
the Cats' second victory of the
week. He scattered five hits, two
walks and three strikeouts to make
up for the half dozen fielding
errors. Krause came in and retired
the final two batters.
"It's nice to win where we didn't
play well. We showed some charac-
ter in holding them off at the end.
The effort was there, but we have to
have better defense," said Rewis,
whose team is 6-1 overall, counting
the 4-1 preseason efforts and pair of
district wins this week.
An error and a single stranded a
pair of Pirates in the first inning.
Hardee batters went down on a
grounder and pair of strikeouts. In
the top of the second, Braden River
left another runner aboard.
Hardee bats came alive in the
home half of the second inning.
Abbott drew a walk and Shumard
beat out an infield single. A Gilliard
slash to right field loaded the bases.
Altman flew out to deep right field
and scored Abbott. Jarrett Bena-
vides doubled to left field to bring
Shumard and Gilliard in and make
it a 3-0 ballgame.
The game rocked along for the
next four innings. But, in the top of
-the seventh, the Cats almost gave
the game away. Vince Keen sin-
gled, and three consecutive fielding
errors brought two runners across
home plate. An intentional walk
loaded the bases.
Krause, an especially good
ground ball pitcher, came in and
got .both Austin Pearson and Tyler
King to ground out to silence the
Pirates and leave the bases loaded.



part of the steer show and sale with
his steer, Knothead. I
It was a long tiring week, but at
the end it was hard to tell who had
the most fun, the children or their
parents.

Make plans to join the youth of
Fort Green Baptist Church for their
annual O'taters after the evening
services on Sunday, March 19.
Wear something green and come
with a big appetite for baked pota-
toes with all the fixings along with
salad, chili aritkgreen tea. This is
another fundraiser for the summer
retreat. Your participation and
donations are and will be greatly
appreciated.

Opportunities multiply as they
are seized.
-Sun Tzu

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity
Wildcats appear to have the will to
overcome adversity.
Already hampered by injuries to
three players, the junior Cats lost
one and won one in a pair of district
encounters to open the season last,
week.
The Cats let a victory get away
from them at Sebring on Tuesday,
but went to Braden River and came
back with a big win on Friday
night.
The 18-man JV roster has been
depleted a bit with the loss of junior
Josh Mayer with a dislocation and
stretched ligaments, freshman
Adam Cartwright with a broken
ankle and a stress fracture to soph
Carl Basey, who is limited to duty
as a relief pitcher. Other young Cats
are picking up the slack.
This week's games included a 4
p.m. home game Tuesday against
Avon Park and another Friday at 6
when the Frostproof junior
Bulldogs visit.
Next week, the game set for the
9th has been changed to Monday,
the 6th because of exam schedules
at Lake Placid. The game is at
Wildcat Stadium: The Cats will
play at DeSoto on March 10.
At Sebring last week, Hardee had
control early before errors cost the
Cats the game. "After early first
game jitters, they settled down and
played a decent game. They were
leading 5-3 going into the seventh
inning, but a couple of errors gave
Sebring a couple of extra outs. We
will learn from it and go on," said
head JV coach John Sharp.
Sebring got on the board in home
half of the first when a walk and
home run plated a pair of runs.
Hardee recouped and forged in
front 3-2 in the top of the second.
Catcher Ryan Abbott let a 3-2 pitch
go by for a walk and Kyle Cobb
did the same. Kaleb Saunders was
walked on four straight balls. With
two away, Josh Spencer singled to
score his teammates before the
third out occurred. Pitcher Dan
Timmons set the junior Streaks
down in order.
Hardee added an insurance run in
the third and another in the fourth.
In the third, Abbott led off with a
single. Timmons followed suit. An















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After spending the day at
Cypress Gardens with her mother,
Lynda Abbott, and her three sons,
Jake, Willie and David, Amy
Abbott, Franks found herself the
honoree of a surprise birthday bar-
.becue on Saturday, Feb. 18. She
was dropping her mother off #t her
Wauchula home"'6nly to discover
her brothers, Ronnie and Randy,.
barbecuing. Amy reminded them
that it .was her birthday. What she
didn't know was that it was being
done in her honor.
After letting her in on that little
secret, Amy was joined by several
other friends and family for the
evening birthday feast. Rounding
out the guest list was Amy's father,
Charles Abbott, along with Rose,
Brittany, Christine, Ryan, Will,
Jessica, Craig, Caleb and Ciara.

The youth had a great time at the
Mudd Bowl on Saturday. Several
showed up for games of flag foot-
ball followed by a lunch of grilled
hamburgers. There were no serious


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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown in
the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

Amendment #06-01-SS: A change of the official future land
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a parcel of land designated as the Gray E. Vance Parcel "A":


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2005-23 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City
Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and
interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matter pertinent to the proposed
,amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #06-01-SS may be made
orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
'rith respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the -
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals
are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
* SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


'A IIY


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1996 Honda Civic Id. #1HGEJ6122TL021877
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday March 10, 2006 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL. 3:2,9c


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error on a Cobb hit allowed Abbott
to come home. In the fourth, it was
Jeremy Hollenbeck who came
-home after walking, stealing his-
way to second and third and sprint-
ing home on a Ben Krause single. A
double in the third went for naught
for the Streaks as the batter was
stranded. In the fourth, it was three
up, three down for Sebring. Hardee
was up 5-2.
Hardee had only three batters in
the top of the fifth and Sebring left
one on the basepaths. The top of the
sixth was another one, two, three
inning for Hardee. Sebring gained
one run on a double and error.
Going into the seventh up 5-3,
Logan Thomas singled and stole
second for Hardee but was left on
base.
Soph Carl Basey came in to pitch
the seventh. "He came in throwing
strikes. He did well," said Sharp.
Basey retired the first batter on
strikes. A fielding error put the next
batter on base and a misplayed bunt
got over the first baseman, putting
runners on second and third. An.
intentional pass loaded the bases.
The next batter took an 0-2 pitch
for a double to score a teammate.
Another intentional walk reloaded
the bases. An error on a hit to the
outfield plated two runners and
won the game 6-5.
At Braden River on Friday,
Saunders and Cobb shared mound
duties and effectively limited the
junior Pirates.
Hardee picked up a first-inning
tally for a lead the Cats would not
surrender this time. Leadoff batter
Krause smacked a 3-2 pitch for a
single and advanced around the
bases, racing home on a base hit by


Located at

The Quilters Inn

106 South 4th Ave.
(Comer of East Main & South 4th Ave.)


Hollenbeck. The Pirates were four -
up, three down. A leadoff walk '
went for naught as did an error
erased on a double play.
In the second stanza, the junior
Cats added four scores. Freshman
left fielder Brek McClenithan drew
a walk on a 3-2 pitch and stole his
way all the way home. Spencer
walked and scored. With two away,
Will Abbott was safe on an error.
Timmons singled and Ryan Abbott
drew a walk. A Hollenbeck double
brought Will Abbott and Timmons
home. It was 5-0.
The junior Pirates put three runs
on the board with a leadoff triple,
single" and error, making it a 5-3
game. Neither team scored in the
third inning.
In the top of the fourth, Will
Abbott and Timmons got aboard.
Sacrifices moved them along and a
dropped third strike allowed them
to score on overthrows. Saunders,
aboard courtesy of the dropped
strike, also came around to score. It
was 8-3.
A hit batsman and pair of singles
by Pirate batters added two scores ,
to their side of the scoreboard. It
was 8-5.
Hardee put the game away with a
huge six-run effort in the top of the
sixth. Basey led off with a walk.
Pinch runner Tyler Robertson
advanced on an error and scored on
a Ryan Abbott hit. Michael Dixon
also walked. McClenithan singled,
and Tony Martinez, Krause and
Logan Thomas did too. By the time
the bat-around ended, Hardee was
up 14-5.
A walk, strikeout and double
play ended Pirate hopes for a come-
back.







4C The Herald-Advocate, March 2, 2006


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

CASE NO. 252006DR000099
IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF CYNTHIA
ANN HENNIG, an adult.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM WILLIAMS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
regarding the adoption of the adult
named above has been filed In the
above Court and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to JOHN W. BURTON of Burton
& Burton, P.A., Post Office Drawer
1729, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or
before the 31 day of March, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
Court either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter, or a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on this 22nd day of February,
2006.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:2-23c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252006CP000006
ESTATE OF
CHARLES LEE WILLIAMS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
Charles Lee Williams, deceased, File
Number 252006CP000006, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 417 West Main
Street, Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1749. The
name and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER.OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVERBARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication.of
this Notice is March 2, 2006.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. William Webb
KUBICKI DRAPER, RA.
201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, Florida 32801
Telephone (407) 245-3630
Florida Bar Number: 0155012
Personal Representative:
Maurine R. Williams
2115 State Road 62
Bowling Green, FL 33834
3:2,9c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252005DR000684
SUSAN PAMELA FREEMAN,
Petitioner,
and
ALVIN FREEMAN
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Alvin Freeman
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for dissolution of marriage has been
filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to: Susan
Pamela Freeman, Petitioner, 1049
Kerry Drive, Sebring, Florida 33875,
on or before March 31, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida, either before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
DATED February 23, 2006.
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
3:2-23c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25 2005 CA 000 568
ROY A. BROWN,
Plaintiff,
and

THOMAS WAYNE LANHAM, a single
man; and UNKNOWN TENANTSS, if
any,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
February 20th 2006, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 417 W.
Main St., at the North Door of the
Hardee County Courthouse, In


Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 15th day of March, 2006, the fol-
lowing described property set forth in
the order of Final Judgment:

West 1/2 of Lots 3 and 4, Block
of Maple Heights Addition to the
City of Wauchula, Hardee County
Florida, as per Plat Book 4,
Page 14.

Physical Address 126 E. Townsend
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873

"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if
you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 20th day of February, 2006.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
2:23,3:2c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO. 252005DP000032

IN THE INTEREST OF:
V.,O.


DOB: 10/28/04

Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION F PARENTAL


THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
CRESCINO CRUZ
Father of 0. V., a white male child
born on October 28, 2004
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a petition for termination of parental
rights under oath has been filed by
the Department of Children and
Families in the above styled Court,
for the termination of your parental
rights to the above named child:

O.V.
a white male child
born on October 28, 2004

and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the Circuit
Court Judge, on March 23, 2006, at
1:30 p.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for
a'n ADVISORY HEARING in this mat-
ter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR
ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED
OR YOU WILL LOSE AtL RIGHTS AS
A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ATTACHED.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN
THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT
AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST
BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTOR-
NEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
-disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-9746, 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 10th day of February,
2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
C. Nava
as his Deputy Clerk
2:23-3:16c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 252006CP000016
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELEANOR BEESON ALLEN, a/k/a
ELEANOR B. ALLEN, a/k/a ELEANOR
CLAIRE ALLEN, a/k/a ELEANOR
CLAIR ALLEN, a/k/a ELEANOR C.
ALLEN
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
ELEANOR BEESON ALLEN, also
known as ELEANOR B. ALLEN, also
known as ELEANOR CLAIRE ALLEN,
also known as ELEANOR CLAIR
ALLEN, also known as ELEANOR C.
ALLEN, deceased, whose date of
death was February 7, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
284-80-9360, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which Is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or


CHURCH
There were 160 people who
attended church. The choir sang
"Beautiful Savior," and Joe Boyer
sang "I'm Satisfied With Jesus."
Pastor Paul Dixon spoke of loving
one another, even those who seem
unlovable as they are still precious
to God, and the way to do that is
through the Holy Spirit remember-
ing that we all are precious in God,s
eyes.
Ushers were Jim and Helen
Noble and Jack and Beverly Brem-
mer. Pianists were Carol Braxton.
and Cheryl Conkle. There are many
people on the prayer list, please
continue to keep them in your
prayers. Choir practice is at 2 p.m.
Wednesday and Bible study at 3
p.m. Wednesday.

COFFEE HOUR
Coffee hour is the time we all
meet to find out what has happened,
what is going to happen or what we
would like to see happen. From 8 to
9 a.m. is the social hour, then at 9
we usually have a speaker on all
sorts of topics. Chair people then
give their reports. Merchant certifi-
cates are given out, and a 50150 is
given away; it has been as high as
$75.
Our speaker on Feb. 20 was from
Heartland Homes, talking about
how the park models are made and
inviting anyone to visit their facto-
ry. We had 189 people at coffee
hour, where were yqu? The 50/50 of
$60 was won by Robert Opperman.

GAME SCORES
Bid euchre Feb. 12: first, Terry
Stamm; second, Al Kill; tie for third
Dave Thompson and Tom Stamm.
Feb. 19: first, Lou Faulkner; sec-
ond, Woody Avis; third, Bev
Bremmer. Euchre Feb. 21: first,
Tom Stamm; second, Lou Faulkner;
third, Marian Wine; fourth, Norman
Oedenbach.



demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The dateof the first publication of this
Notice is Feburary 23, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
Florida Bar Number: 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Telephone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (863) 773-0952


Personal Representative
W. REYNOLDS ALLEN
2929 Villa Rosa Park
Tampa, Florida 33611


2:23. 3:2c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 252005-CA-000566
DONALD THOMPSON and
ANDREA THOMPSON,
Plaintiffs,
Vs.
BENJAMIN A. SANTOS and
LORENA CAMARILLO, both
Single persons and UNKNOWN
TENANT(S), If any,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 20, 2006, in Case No.
252005-CA-000566 of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit In
and for Hardee County, Florida, in
Which, DONALD THOMPSON and
ANDREA THOMPSON are the plain-
tiffs, It will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 at 11:00 am
on the 15 day of March, 2006, the fol-
lowing described property set forth in
the Final Judgment:
BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER
OF BLOCK 15, OF PACKER'S
ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA AND RUN SOUTH
100 FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE RUN EAST 150
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 50
FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 150
FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 50
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. PARCEL ID NUM-
BER: 04-34-25-0350-00015-0005
PROPERTY ADDRESS:
614 N. Florida Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
DATED THIS 20 DAY OF FEBRUARY,
2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY,
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
First Publication of this Notice on 2-
23-06.
Second Publication of this Notice on
3-2-06.
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
JOSEPH R. FRITZ, ESQ.
P.O. BOX 608
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873
2:23,3:2c


BoWting ladies tied for high
game wi.h 168 for Nadene Edwards
and Arlene Sebright. Arlene had
high series of 461. Men,s Dick
Wilton had high game of 257 and
high series of 616. Bob Bellis had a
204 game and 548 series. Bernie
Merema had a 531 series.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Inter-park shuffle: Pioneer Creek
20, Avion Palms 16.

NEWS OF INTEREST
There were 48 people at the
Canadian picnic, hosted by Denis
and Gert LaChance. At the ice
cream social we had 246 who
enjoyed the ice cream and the Gone
Country band which entertained us.
The Illinois, Kentucky and
Indiana Country-Western Hoedown
picnic will be held on Saturday.
When Jim Apple won a gift certifi-
cate at coffee hour, he did a good
imitation of a rooster, he crowed.

COMING EVENTS
On Saturday we will have our
park-wide yard sale starting at 9.
The dance from 7 to 10 will be a
Hawaiian luau with the Memory
Makers. Sunday will be an ice
cream social. The Masonic lun-
cheon is Friday at the VFW; see
J.C. Brock for more details.
There are many things to do and
places to go, just check the board in
the rec hall. We have a trip to Sea
World, a musical comedy, dog
races, a dinner cruise and shopping
trip and much, much more.


THE LUAU
Pat and Jeanette Heacock and
their committee are to be com-
mended for their great job in orga-
nizing the luau. It was a great day
and the weather cooperated.
Everyone has commented on how
good the food was, and there were
lots left over for seconds. Anyone
who had any misgivings about the
food missed out on a great meal. It
was hot and plentiful. Buddy and
Company (Clayton) did an excel-
lent job playing the music before


Many join in the exercise class.


The Oasis RV News
By,,Inez McFalls


SPAGHETTI FRIDAY
On the 17th we had a park treat
spaghetti and meatball dinner host-
ed by Tom Hopkins. Bob and


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

CASE NO. 252005DR000700
JACKQULON CAMEL POWELL /
Petitioner
and
PAUL MELVIN POWELL /
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL MELVIN POWELL
1224 DAVID CT WAUCHULA, FL
33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Jackqulon Camel Powell, whose
address is 1224 David Ct Wauchula,
Fl 33873 on or before March 10, 2006,
and file the original with the clerk of
this Court at PO Drawer 1749, or 417
W. Main St., Room #202, Wauchula,
FL 33873, before service on
Petitioner or Immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated this 6 day of February, 2006.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
D.C.

"If you are a person with a disability, who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision or certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711."
2:9-3:2p


Patrice Christie, Bill and Thelma
LeBright and Forest Grooms
cooked and served while Fred
Marsh made his famous coffee.
Many folks chipped in to clean up,
including Gene and Alice Vierling,
Fred and Bertie Marsh, Betty and
Emerson Christie and Nelson, who
washed the floor.

MUSIC BLAST
Sunday's Bluegrass Special went
over very well. Eighteen bluegrass
musicians drew a crowd of 211 peo-
ple. All the listeners appeared
happy and the musicians played
their hearts out. Great job,, guys!
Cecil Jorgensen, Ed Waggoner,
Connie Fisher, Judy Cundiff and
Mabel Riley won the 50/50 and
Debbie Smith, Mervin Fansler,
Shirley Kruys, Wilma Tessier and
Paul Hauser won merchant certifi-
cates.

AROUND THE PARK
Seems like there are visitors
everywhere. Harold and Sharon
Lake are still enjoying the company
of his sister-in-law Carol. George
and Audrey Semler welcomed her
sister Della Humbert visiting from
Chicago. Fred and Joni Barnham
are also enjoying a visit from their
son John and his friend Ginger here
all the way from California.
Claude and Charlotte Longueuil
have had a full house with their son
Tom and his wife Joyce, grand-
daughter Geni and husband Marcus
and great-granddaughters Emily, 5,
and Amy, 2; also grandson Jeff and
his wife Ann. Both Jeff and Marcus
are in the military.
Our best wishes to Shirley Hyde
who is feeling better after a bout
with pneumonia.
On the 21st about 65 people from
various parks gathered at Highlands
State Park for an annual picnic.
Curt Meadows and Lee Martin
grilled hot dogs and we had a good
time. Thirteen musicians brought
along their instruments so we were
both well-fed and well-entertained.


BINGO AND CARDS
Five people played Pokeno on
Wednesday the 22nd. There was no
big winner. On the 16th 28 enjoyed
bingo and Ginger Pfetfer won the
50/50 while Mary Lou Katzur took
the jackpot and Anita Albert won
the jar. Certificates went to Fred
Lewis, Pat Bohnett, Tom Longueuil
and Sue Byer.
On Tuesday the 21st there were
19 players and Emma West won the
50/50 and Jerry Heath the jackpot.
Lucy Bush, Betty Christie, Audrey
Semler and Leon Sumner won mer-
chant's certificates.


the dinner and for the dance. Pat
and Jeanette will be in charge of the
luau next year also.

BINGO
The paper special on Feb. 17 was
split between. Nancy Morrison and
Doloris Oisten. On Feb. 20, Claire
Shaw won the paper special.

CRAFTS
Betty Stephens announced that
Jeanette Heacock has agreed to be
in charge of crafts for next year. As
the Heacocks do not arrive until
January, Jeanette has asked for vol-
unteers to help and teach a craft
class during November and Decem-
ber and throughout the year. The
ladies craft outing is Monday.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Feb. 22 were Wilma
and LeeRoy Behymner and Ann
and Art Livermore. The U.S. Pledge
was led by Ron Swearingin; Sylvia
Baker led the Canadian Pledge; and
Don Merillat led the prayer. The
speakers were from H.O.P.E. of
Hardee County and Peace River
Electric. Special thanks to Peace
River Electric for the door prizes.
The Peace River Electric annual
meeting and picnic is March 18.
This was Carolyn Gordon's last
koffee klatch as activities director
as Lowell and Carolyn are returning
to Indiana so Lowell can have
surgery. Keith Stephens is filling in
for the rest of this season. Carolyn
has posted the sheets on the bulletin
board for the various activities.
Please volunteer to chair an activity
as the Rec Committee cannot run
without volunteers. Some other
parks are finding people are -'not
volunteering and participating in
activities and consequently their
activities are falling off. i
The 50/50 winners were Alice
Reeves; Ellie Schunck's sister; Al
and Shirley Johnson; Marie Oakes';
and Maxine and Carl Stromme.

SCORES
Bridge Feb. 13: first, Mary Faustg;
second, Henrietta Swearingin; ain
third, Charlie Mollet.
Shuffling Feb. 14: 3-game wi|
ners were Dick Barker, LeeRs'
Behymer, Bob Bundy, Lowe
Gordon, Doris Griffith, Vein
Iceman, Joe Leverone, Jackj
Morrell, Sharon Potter, Dick
Robinson, Don Stadler and J. Stahl.
Bridge Feb. 15: first, leo Messier;
second, Mary Faust; and third,
Henrietta Swearingin.
Cribbage Feb. 15: first, Peg
Gushue; second Ted DeFouw; and
third, Ed Olson.
Bowling Feb. 15: first, Shirley's
Slayers, 39; second, Pin Busters,
29; third, Comets, 26. John Jackson
rolled a 42 over average for a 226
game and Frankie Walters rolled, a
36 over average for 183 game.
Pinochle Feb. 16: first, Joe
Bennitt; second, Velda Sutherland;
and third, Mac Sutherland. High
hand, Millie Cooper and Velda
Sutherland.
Shuffling Feb. 16: Fort Meade
visited this week. CLV men won 11
to 7 games and CLV women won 10
to 8 games.
Bridge Feb. 17: first, Mary Faust;
second, Henrietta Swearingin.


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.


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


COURTESY PHOTO
Miss Aloha Michigan Don Merrill and Miss Aloha Ohio Ron
Trask.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor







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GIANT MINNESOTA SNOWMAN


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
If you, 0 Lord, kept a record of
sins, 0 Lord, who could stand.
But with You there is forgive-
ness.
Psalm 130:3-4a (NIV)

FRIDAY
Be generous to one another,
tender-hearted, forgiving one
another as God in Christ forgave
you.
Ephesians 4:32 (NEB)


-,w SATURDAY
And You are a forgiving God,
gracious and compassionate,
incredibly patient, with tons of
love.7b (ME)
Nehemiah 9:17b (ME)


SUNDAY
Put on then, as God's chosen
ones, holy and beloved, com-
passion, kindness, lowliness,
meekness and patience, for-
bearing one another and, if one
has a complaint against another,
forgiving each other; as the Lord
has forgiven you, so you must
also forgive.
Colossians 3:12-13 (RSV)

MONDAY
Who is a God like You, Who par-
dons sin and forgives the trans-
gression of the remnant of His
inheritance, you do not stay
angry forever, but delight to
show mercy.
Micah 7:18 (NIV)

TUESDAY
If we refuse to admit that we are
sinners, then we live in a world
of illusion and truth becomes a
stranger to us. But, if we freely
admit that we have sinned, we
find God .utterly reliable and
straight forward ... He forgives
our sins and makes us thoi -
oughly clean from all that is evil
I John 1:9 (PMF)

WEDNESDAY
Then hear their prayers from
Your home in heaven. Forgive
and treat each person as he
should be treated, because You
know what is in people's hearts.
I Kings 8:30 (TLB)


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COURTESY PHOTO
This photo first appeared in the Duluth News Tribune in Duluth,
Minn., on Jan. 26, 2006, and a copy was sent to Irene Fussell of
Bowling Green by her cousin Dorothy Jean Wood who lives in
Minnesota. Fussell was born in Minnesota and moved to Hardee
County in 1951. She was married to Will Fussell from 1947 until
his passing in 2002. This snowman was about 23 feet tall and
about 50 feet in circumference. In photo is Peggy Hagadorn tak-
ing a picture of her husband Joe with the huge snowman creat-
ed by Keith and Cynde Johnson and their family in front of the
Johnson home at 4892 Woodridge Drive in Hermantown, Minn.
The couple from Superior, Wis., made a special trip to see it. The
newspaper photo was taken by Bob King of the Duluth News
Tribune, which can be reached at www.duluthnewstribune.com


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
the top 10 in customer satisfaction in Florida
.7--, jrl I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
15 years running and been a member of
Ford's 300/500 Club for 20 years. Thanks
again and stop by soon.
EDE Ft. Meade
SST375-2606
3:,inc 800-226-3325


Eleven of the world's 16
busiest airports are in the U.S.,
including the top four-O'Hare
in Chicago, Hartsfield in Atlanta,
Dallas-Fort Worth and Los
Angeles.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown in
the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

Amendment #06-03-SS: A change of the official future land
use classification specifically changing the future land use
classifications from "Medium Density Residential" to "Single Family
Residential" for Block Six (6) of the Avalon Park Addition to
Wauchula, Florida.


A public hearing will be held on March 13" at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter Ordinance
2006-03 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City
Hall, 2"25 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and
interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matter pertinent to the proposed
amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #06-03-SS may be made .
orally at the hearing or in'writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if'any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals
are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
SPECIALS ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Abls, III, Esquire
Attorney for the ity of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite )03
Wauchula, Florida 33873


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change. proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan-Future ILhdJUse Eldntera,'uture6Land Use Map for thu City-of-Wauchula,.&-.

Amendment #06-04-SS: A change of the official future land
use classification specifically changing the future land use
classifications from "Agricultural" to "Single Family Residential" for
a parcel of land designated as the Roberts Parcel:


A public.hearing will be held on March 13th at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter Ordinance
2006-04B will be.presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at City
Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and
interested citizens may appear,and be heard as to any and all 'matter pertinent to the proposed
amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #06-04-SS may be made
orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals
are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873

City of Wauchula
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The Living Bible.


"Public Notice"
The Office of Hardee County Emergency
Management has scheduled a LMS (Local Mitigation
Strategy) Meeting on March 16th, 2006
@ 10:00 am located at
Hardee County Emergency Operation Center
404 W. Orange Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873
If you have any questions, please feel free to call
our office at (863) 773-6373
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Daddy's Baby Doll


By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
Who can say what will affect a man or
what makes him do the things he does?
The general consensus is that women are
unpredictable with unexplainable behaviors
but, being a woman, I can guarantee that
men are just as unfathomable, if not more
so. At least to the opposite sex.
My father was a rugged unsentimental
type, but for some reason when I gave him
a little three-inch baby doll for Christmas at
the age of 2, he was touched by it. So much
so that for the next 28 years he kept it with
him, in a place of honor hanging from
the rearview mirror of every vehicle he ever
drove.
It was an elf, actually, with a cloth and
wire body, a plastic face and a little pointed
hat. Over the years the hands and feet fell
off and one side of the face had so much
exposure to the sun it formed a little blister
on one cheek. But when my father died in
1988, it was there, hanging from the
rearview mirror of his truck.
After his passing, the little elf was hand-
ed down to me. It moved with my family
four times. Moved from drawer to drawer,
went through three hurricanes and was han-
dled by my kids countless times. For a
while I used it as an ornament for the
Christmas tree, but I kept telling myself
that I needed to put it in the safe or seal it
in a little glass case to protect it.
My lack of concern for the welfare of the
little doll had nothing to do with my regard


Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich


COFFEE HOUR
Wednesday, Feb. 22, had 45
members present. We welcomed a
new member of the park. Jessie and
Vivien Jackson's daughter, Mar-
garet Miller, recently bought a trail-
er. It's nice to have you here.
Coupon winners were Doris
Geeting, Moe Welbaum, Glen Ruhl,
Carol Rick, J.D. Dagget, Jean
Miller, Betty Brief, Harland Albert-
son, Marvin Seger, Jean Ford, Herb
Catt, Gladys Ruhl, Doris Luckhurst,
Bety Brandel and Loretta Curtis.
EUCHRE
Wednesday night, Feb. 22, had
Ann Kelly in first place with a 62.
Second place was Jack Brief with a
59 and Mary Lou Belanger came in
third with a 58. Most loners was
Kitty Kelsey with 5 and the low for
the evening was Delphine Collison
with a 31.
ASSOCIATION MEETING
Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, was
the monthly association meeting.
Many issues were addressed. Ed
Geeting has been having a lot of


for my father. I simply couldn't fathom the
depths of his fondness for it why he
would keep it so close to him all those
years. He drove his truck every day, must
have looked into the rearview mirror a mil-
lion times, and each time his eyes would
have to pass over the little elf, maybe linger
on it for a split second.
What would go through his mind?
Perhaps the distant memory of a child who
didn't reach to his knee, handing him a
dime-store doll with all the seriousness of
the president of the United States handing
over the key to the country.
I stumbled across the elf again a few
days ago. True to form, it was lying in a
drawer, unprotected.
"I really need to put this thing up," I said
for the hundredth time.
"What is it?" My daughter, Jenny, peered
over my shoulder and, seeing the elf, shot
me a sideways glance. "Oh. You say that all
the time."
"This time I mean it," I replied, launch-
ing yet again into the story of how I had
given it to my father when I was a baby and
how it had served as an ornament for a
number of vehicles.
I wondered out loud how he explained to
the grown men he worked with why he
toted around a baby doll in his truck. I
wished I had been a fly on the wall for
those explanations.
During the course of the day I thought
about the elf off and on as I straightened


Anyone wanting to join in, just sign
up and pay your $8 for the pizza.
Don't forget March 18 is the Peace
River picnic and the 25th of March
there will be a surprise breakfast.
At the March 14 meeting there
will be election of new officers. We
heard from the nominating commit-
tee, and so far they have Mary
Catozzi running for president, Lee
Jarvis for vice president, Millie
Welbaum for secretary and Betty
Brief for treasurer. Anyone serious
about running, contact Phyllis
Goerbig to be put on the list of can-
didates.
Mary Catozzi and Phyllis Goer-
big are selling tickets for the quilt
raffle. Everyone needs to buy some
tickets and try to win the beautiful
quilt that our ladies have made.
Just think of how nice it would be to
wrap up in it on some of these chilly
nights.
The March association meeting
will be the last until next year.
Everyone will be starting to pack
up and return to the north. We all
need to come out for the pizza party
and vote on our new candidates. It's
our park and we need to show our
support. Let's get in there and vote.
They are working on a new
directory for the park. There have
been so many changes.


problems with his sinuses and is not
able to do the bingo calling. Al Nist
and Dick Milbert have been filling
in. We are hoping they will be able
to continue at least until the end of
the season.
Cribbage has lost a lot of players
due to people moving. Anyone
wanting to play, please show up on
Wednesday nights. Shuffle has been
down also. There will be no tourna-
ment this year. Attendance has been
down due to illness, the cold weath-
er and many that have moved away.
If you like to play or want to learn,
just show up in the mornings and
there will be someone there to help
you. It really is a very fun game.
Our March Tea will have Corrine
Albertson, Polly Albertson and
Betty Brandel as hostesses. It
should be very nice.
Some activities coming up are:
Saturday will be doughnuts;
Sunday is the President's Hot Dog
Dinner. We'll have entertainment at
4 and food will be served at 5.
March 11 is a free pancake break-
fast. March 14 is the association
meeting with a pizza party before.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown in
the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

Amendment #06-02-SS: A change of the official future land
use classification specifically changing the future land use
classifications from "Single Family Residential" to "Medium Density
Residential" for a parcel of land designated as the Gray E. Vance
Parcel "B":


A public hearing will be held on March 13th at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter Ordinance
2005-25 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City
Hall; 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and
interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matter pertinent to the proposed
amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #06-02-SS may be made
orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that'if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals
are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


the house, dusted, swept. mopped. At
some point, quite without realizing I was
doing it, I found myself going through my
memory box. The treasures I found there -
protected by a safe, dry chest included
cards that had been painted or drawn by my
children.
There was my son Jake's hospital gown
from when he had surgery at 5, and his first
suit of clothes. My daughter Jillian's first
fancy dress; a mass of yellow lace and
satin. Jenny's first report card, and the ash-
tray she made for me out of clay while in
the first grade. The tickets from the
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo that my
husband and I attended on one of our early
dates.
The box was brimming over with memo-


ries, milestones and pieces of our lives, and
I wondered why I let so much time go by in
between forays into this veritable wealth of
personal human history.
I berated myself for keeping these things
locked up and not putting them'on display
where I could look at them, touch them,
and enjoy the nostalgic thoughts the items
provoked.
Suddenly I knew why my father had kept
that silly little doll with him all those years.
I closed the box and searched for and
found the elf. I held it in my hand for a
moment, debating, and then some 40 years
after it had hung from its first rearview mir-
ror, I took it outside.
And hung it from the rearview mirror of
my truck.


BBQ


Saturday, March 4

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Birthday Dance

7 p.m.

Elk's Lodge
318 W. Main St., Wauchula
773-9656 32c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2006-04 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at
City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13 h day of March, 2006, at
6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk,
126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard
with resp!eck.Atothe proposed Ordinance, The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2006-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF 10.02 ACRES LOCATED
AT THE CORNER OF TERRELL ROAD AND LOUISIANA AVENUE,
DESIGNATED AS THE ROBERTS PARCEL, INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
WITH A' ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF R-1 AND A FUTURE LAND
USE MAP (FLUM) DESIGNATION OF SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of
the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the
City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


City of Wauchula
Proposed Annexation


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Ricardo Maldonado, 30, Bowl-
ing Green, and Victoria Cerena
Oropeza, 22, Bowling Green.
Daniel William McManus, 21,
Bowling Green, and Veronic",
Allice Shaver, 28, Wauchula.
Adelfo Velasco-Ororio, 26,
Wauchula, and Lori L. Parrish, 24,
Wauchula.
D'Angelo Griffin, 24, Zolfo
Springs, and Ashley Shedava Denai
Riley, 20, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc. vs.
Juan Escobedo and Suzanna
Escobedo, dismissed-paid in full.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc. vs.
Maria Ortiz, dismissed-paid in full.
Formans Construction and
Excavation vs. Nelson Adams,
judgment.
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Stacey Gough et al, judgment
forr'emoval of tenant.
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Juan Camarrilo et al, voluntary
dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Stephen
Starratt, judgment.
Chase Manhattan Bank USA vs.
Bruce W. McQuaig and Dodge
Enterprises Inc., assignment of
judgment of Aug. 14, 2004.
Bank of America vs. Robert M.
Ballard, dismissed for lack of
progress.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in'
county court.
Victorino Cati, violation of a
domestic violence injunction for
protection, not prosecuted, trans-
ferred to circuit felony court with
felony charges.
Marvin Glen Cook, violation of a
domestic violence injunction for
protection, 90 days in jail (concur-
rent), $315 fine and court costs,
$60 public defender fees placed on
lien; two counts resisting arrest
without force, 90 days (concur-
rent), $315 fine and court costs
placed on lien.
: Christine Brown Coon, retail
theft, stay away from store, $315
fine and court costs, $50 investiga-
tive costs. ,
' Mauricio Romero Diaz, disor-
derly intoxication, time served,
$190 fine and court costs, $60 pub-
lic defender fees. .
: Veronica Anderson. Frost,
domestic battery, not prosecuted.
: Isabel Jimenez Hernandez, tres-
pass upon unenclosed curtilage
(property) of a dwelling, 15 days in
jail, not return to property, $190
court costs and $100 public defend-
er fees placed on lien.
! Jonathan Paul Leyva, disorderly
conduct, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $50
investigative costs.
; Lino Lopez-Valdez, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Linda Marie Pepper, petit theft,
adjudicaion withheld, probation six
months (concurrent with Polk
County), $315 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs, $135 resti-
tution, 30 hours community ser-
vice.
Jose F. Santos, disorderly intoxi-
cation, estreated bond.
Jose Luis Alvarez Jr., public con-
sumption of an alcoholic beverage
And possession of alcohol by a per-
son under 21, one day in jail with
credit for time served (CTS), $315
fine and court costs, $60 investiga-
tive -costs, $100 court-appointed
attorney fees; resisting arrest with-
out force, not prosecuted.
Robert Bryan Birge, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.


Mark Leonard Clark, resisting
arrest without force, adjudication
withheld, 30 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Victor Juarez, resisting arrest
without force, not prosecuted.
Robert Jene McMahan, domestic
assault, placed in pretrial diversion-
--y program.
?.obert Lee Mendoza, two counts
possession of drug paraphernalia,
four months in jail CTS, $315 fine
and court costs and $100 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Katherine Jean Warren-Casey,
resisting arrest without force, adju-
dication withheld, stay away from
victim's residence, letter of apolo-
gy, $190 court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $110 restitution, 50
hours community service; criminal
mischief and disorderly conduct,
not prosecuted.
Spencer Chad Wiggins, posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, 28 days CTS,
license suspended two years, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Jazmine Pamila Yancey, resisting
arrest without force, adjudication
withheld, stay away from victim's
residence, letter of apology, $190
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, $110 restitution, 50 hours com-
munity service; criminal mischief
and disorderly conduct, not prose-
cuted.
Christopher Hearns, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Joe Jean St. Fort, obstruction of a
search warrant and resisting arrest
without force, 30 days in jail, $330
fine and court costs placed on lien.
Justin Ashley' Raulerson, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
domestic battery), probation re-
voked, three months in jail CTS,
unpaid fines and fees placed on
lien.
Dwight Earl Taylor, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of marijuana) and new charge
of possession of marijuana, proba-
tion revoked, 90 days in jail,
license suspended two years, $330
. fine and court costs and $100 pub-
lic defender fee added to outstand-
ing fines and fees.
James Dean Knight, giving a
false name to a law enforcement
officer, probation 12 months, $330
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, 10 hours community
service.
David Rivera, domestic battery,
four months in jail CTS, $667 fine
and court costs and $100. public
defender fees placed on lien.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
court. Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving record
and facts concerning the case.
J.W. Tyison Combess, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
dismissed.
Eutiquio Chavez, DUI with
property damage reduced to
DUI second offense, 12 months
probation with 30 days in jail as
condition of probation 10 days
suspended, ignition interlock two
years, license suspended five years,
alcohol abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, multiple-offender DUI
school, $1,410 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs; two counts
DUI with personal injury, not pros-
ecuted.
Everado Maldonado, two counts
DWLS, 10 days in jail, $205 court
costs on each charge, $40 public
defender fee.
Robert Lee Mendoza, violation
of probation (original charges two
counts DWLS), probation revoked,
four months in jail, unpaid fines
and fees placed on lien.
Aaron Casey Raulerson, DWLS,
16 hours community service.
Jarred Kyle Strickland, DWLS,
produced valid license, dismissed.


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Joseph Allen Wilkins, leaving
the scene of an accident and no
valid license, adjudication .with-
held,. 16 hours community service.
Junior Webster Bartell, DWLS,
90 days in jail suspended, $330
fine and court costs.
Steven Gorjup, leaving the scene
of an accident, $330 fine and court
cost, $60 investigative costs.
James Sambrano, DUI, 60 days
in jail 30 suspended, 12 months
probation, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, ignition interlock,
random drug tests, $885 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs, 50
hours community service; DUI
with property damage and leaving
the scene of an accident, not prose-
cuted.
Lamar Douglas Spain Jr., reck-
less driving amended to careless
driving, $440 fine and court costs.
Paul Ureste, DUI, 30 days in jail
- suspended, 12 months proba-
tion, license suspended six months,
no alcohol or being in bars, alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
multiple-offender DUI school,
$1,410 fine and court costs, $60
investigative costs, 60 hours com-
munity service.
Ralph Edward Hill, DWLS, 10
days in jail suspended, $330 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fee.
The following people were
charged with DWLS, given a 10-
day suspended jail sentence and
$330 fine and court costs.
Sonia Aviles; -
Jamey Denbleyker;
Maria Flores;
Jose Demos Guardiola;
Rebecca N. Jaimes;
Sue Ann Rimes;
Rafael Rodriguez;
Lori Lee Simpson;
Chee Zeng Vue.

CiRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Chase Home Financial LLC vs.
Rubelci Galvez-Ortega and Donna
Galvez, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Maria Domingo DeLopez, vs.
Mario Lopez Tomas, petition for
injunction for protection.
Robin Knarr vs. Daniel Knarr,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Michael McGuire and Theresa
Craig, divorce.
Crystal Gillis and Randy Gillis,
divorce.
Connie Aguirre on behalf ofl
minor child vs. Rosa Santos on'
behalf of minor-child, petition for
injunction for protection.
Countrywide Home Loans Inc
vs. Junior M. Archer, Steven M.
Carpenter and Ryan M. Horn, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Teresa Hamilton vs. Randal
Hamilton, 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:
Floyd Fields vs. Scott Fields,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Freddie Carlton Sr. vs. Mollie
O'Bryan, child support suspended,
arrearages set.
Seamus Shafer vs. James S.
Crosby Jr. and the state Department
of Corrections (DOC), petition for
review of inmate situation denied.
Victor Parker vs. James S.
Crosby Jr. and DOC, petition for
review of inmate situation denied.
Vernold Newman vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition for
review of inmate situation denied.
Donald and Andrea Thompson
vs. Benjamin A. Santos, Lorena
Camarillo et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Jerry W. Lovett and Shirley Ann
Lovett, divorce.
Barbara C. Carlton vs. State
Farm Mutual Automobile Insur-


ance Co., transferred to Polk
County.
James W. Hay and Lori N. Hay,
divorce.
Alice Kitchens and Rocky
Kitchens, divorce.
Return on Subs Inc. vs. Wharton
Investment Group LTD d/b/a
Procacci Wauchula Inc., joint stipu-
lation approved.
Lonnie C. Welch and Martha A.
Welch, joint stipulation following
divorce approved.

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.
Daniel Cuevas, possession of
methamphetamine, tampering with
physical evidence, possession _of
drug paraphernalia, resisting an
-officer without violent force and
DUI, not prosecuted.
Rolie Gamble, domestic battery,
not prosecuted, transferred to coun-
ty court with filing of misdemeanor
charge; introducing contraband into'
a correctional facility, not prosecut-
ed.
James Dean Knight, giving a
false name to a law enforcement
officer and DWLS, not prosecuted,
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor and criminal
traffic charges; possession of
cocaine, not prosecuted.
Steven Lee Purser, sale of
methamphetamine amended to
lesser possession of methampheta-
mine, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion two years, evaluation and treat-
ment, warrantless search and
seizure, curfew, no illegal drugs or
alcohol or associate with persons
who do, $100 fine, $395 court
costs, $190 public defender fees, 75
hours community service; posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, time
served.
Jesus Rosales, possession of
alcohol by a minor, not prosecuted,
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor charge; aggra-
vated battery and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon, not
prosecuted.
I Ruth Crespo Solis, obtaining
property with a worthless check,
not prosecuted.
Robert Trevino Jr., possession of
methamphetamine with intent to
sell amended to lesser posses-
sion of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
resisting arrest without force, adju-
dication withheld, 18 months drug
offender probation, curfew, war-
rantless search and seizure, no use
or possession of drugs or being
around those who do, random drug
tests, evaluation and treatment,
$100 fine, $395 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community service.
Herculano Ray Zuniga, felony
driving while license suspended -
amended to lesser criminal traffic
charge DWLS, probation one year,
$100 fine, $230 court costs, $115
public defender fees.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Peter Zelyk Jr. and Patricia Weis
to Frank Vasquez Inc., $165,000.
Adam Granados to Loca Spears,
$59,000.
W. Reynolds Allen and Martha
W. Allen to Four Q Capital LLC,
$1.61 million.
Junior M. Archer and Christine
M. Archer Argo to Edison Escoto-
Guarionez, $15,000.
Katherine Ballantyne Mulcay
and William T. Mulcay Jr. and
Deborah Jane Ballantyne Pyle to
Stine Family Partnership LTD,


Joseph K. Lopez Sr. Family Part-
nership and Edward S. Schontag
Jr., $35,250.
Alma Delia Lazo Becerra to
Gonzalo and Gloria I. Sandoval,
$15,000.
Mauro Becerra Vazquez to
Gonzalo and Gloria I. Sandoval,
$15,000.
Patty S. Shackelford-Brown to
James B. and Melissa A. Platt,
$390,000.
Margie Anita Smith and Myra
Mills Snipes to David S. Shelton Jr.
and Freddie Phipps, $20,000.
S.M. Young Properties Inc. to
Stephen W. and Jennifer R.
Ragland, $137,000.
Benny W. Albritton Jr., Joseph R.
Albritton and John A. Stephens Jr.
to Julio Labrador, $247,000.
Thomas E. Wright Jr. to S.M.
Young Properties Inc., $54,000.
Aaron Realty Plus Inc. to 3B
Housing LLC, $92,000.
Jerry M. and Margaret S.
Dunaway to Lisa M. Corson,
$560,000.
Chia Chure Hr and Zong C. Her
to Xia Ge and Ya X. Khang,
$190,000.
Mary Jane Metheny to Lexas


Outta' The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlile Conservation Commission


MARCH MEANS TALKING' TURKEY
Better brush up on your turkey .calling, because spring gobbler season
is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any com-
bination, March means it's time to start talking' turkey.
One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the
Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one
of five subspecies of wild turkey in North ArAerica.
The Osceola occurs only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in
the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state hunters. They're
similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tend to be a
bit smaller and typically are darker with less white barring on the flight
feathers of their wings.
The white bars on the Osceola are more narrow, with an irregular bro-
ken pattern, and don't extend to the feather shaft. It's the black bars of the
Osceola that actually dominate the feather. In conjunction, secondary wing
feathers are also dark. When the wings are folded on the back, the whitish
triangular patch on the eastern subspecies is less prominent on the Osceola.
Osceola feathers show more iridescent green and red colors, with less
bronze than the eastern.
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and FWC recognize, in
their respective turkey registry programs, any wild turkey harvested within
or south of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay
and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are
found north and west of those counties in the Panhandle.
The highly anticipated spring turkey season runs March 18-April 23 in
the Northwest and Central Hunting Zones and runs March 4-April 9 in the
South Zone. The exception is Holmes County, where the season runs March
18-20.
-;-hHunters'-may take bearded turkeys or gobblers only, and the daily bag
Initfis one.rTsheiseason and possession limopnI turkeys is two, except mn
Holmes County, where the season limit is one.
Shotguns are the best choice when hunting turkeys, but if you are so
inclined you may use other firearms, including rifles, muzzleloaders and
handguns, or you can try your luck with a bow or crossbow.
Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to
sunset, but on public lands and wildlife management areas (WMAs), you
must quit hunting at 1 p.m.
Of course, you can use turkey decoys to help entice that stubborn old
bird, but you are not permitted to hunt turkeys with dogs; use recorded
turkey calls or sounds; or shoot them while they are on the roost, over bait
or hunt within 100 yards of a game-feeding station.
In order to participate in spring turkey hunting, you will need a Florida
hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one
of Florida's many WMAs, you must also purchase a WMA permit.
All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors'
offices; any retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing supplies; by calling
toll-free, 1-888-Hunt-Florida; or online at MyFWC.com/license.
If you didn't put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, don't
worry. There are several WMAs that don't require them. Visit
MyFWC.com/hunting to view a statewide listing of WMAs where you may
spring turkey hunt with just a hunting license, WMA permit and turkey per-
mit.
This year, if you take a turkey with an 11-inch beard and 1 /4-inch
spurs, get your name listed in the FWC's Wild Turkey Registry by apply-
ing for an "Outstanding Gobbler Certificate." There is also a "First Gobbler
Certificate" awarded to hunters under age 16 who harvest their first gob-
bler, regardless of beard or spur measurements. Applications for both are
available at MyFWC.com/hunting.
Whether it's going solo after that elusive old tom or double-teaming a
pair of birds with your buddy, March means spring gobbler season is here.
Here's wishing you a successful spring turkey season. Remember to
introduce someone new to the sport of hunting when you can. As always,
have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods!
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about
hunting at Tony. Young@FWC.com.


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Eddie B. Jr. and Amy D. Wilson
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$129,000.
Larry and Pearl Ann Fayles to
Robert and Stephanie Elsberry,
$60,000.
Terry Richard Swearingen to
Billy and Janice Hill, $27,000.
Earl S. and Connie E. Powell to
Vernon Kilburn Allred, $80,000. .
Loretta G. Praught as trustee to
Benny R. and Susan M. Boone,
$150,000.
Wayne Evans to -Hardee Tree
Corp., $220,674.78.
Kenneth L. and Janet F. Shackel-
ford to Joe L. Davis Sr., $325,000.
Earl D. and Diana W. Smith to
DeSoto Appliance & Repair LLC,
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Elizabeth M. Sneider to
MacJaveus Quivanta and Jamie
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Dennis D. and Rosa Lee Allen to
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC, $435,000.
Herbert F. and Karen S. Landis to
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Chad William Anderson, $100,000.
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8C The Herald-Advocate, March 2, 2006



During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Feb. 26, a burglary on Steve Roberts Special, burglary of a conveyance
on Chamberlain Boulevard and a theft on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
were reported.
Feb. 25, Regina Maria Kidd, 36, P.O. Box 2019, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Sgt. Larry Benavides on a warrant charging her with non-sup-
port.
Feb. 25, Laneatha Lanet Daily, 18, of 1550 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright and charged with
aggravated battery.
Feb. 25, Ramaris Morales, 18, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright and charged with obstruction of justice.
Feb. 25, criminal mischief on Red Barn Lane was reported.
Feb. 24, a residential burglary on Sumner Road, and thefts on Knight
Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
Feb. 23, Pamela Marie Kiella, 46, of 1850 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with domestic bat-
tery.
Feb. 23, June A. Lee, 43, of 16184 NW 46th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested by corrections Ofc. M. Granger on Okeechobee County warrants
alleging failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of marijuana


Termites Are Swarming!

It is that time of year again. If you find that these little bugs
have invaded your home, please give us a call. Since 1998,
The Heartland Bug Doctor has treated hundreds of homes
here in Hardee County for these subterranean termites and
we have had no retreats. The reason is simple. We use the
best chemical, we mix it at the proper rate, and we put it
everywhere it belongs. The reason termite treatments fail is
one or more of these 3 factors are compromised in order to
get the lowest price. We never compromise and we always
kill the termites. If you find swarmers in your home, call us
and use this ad to get $100 off of the treatment of your home


and violation of probation (original charge driving while license suspend-
ed).
Feb. 23, Willie James Robinson, 36, of 4922 Epps Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Barry Schnable on warrants charging him
with dealing in stolen property and grand theft.
Feb. 23, Wallace Clayton Stewart, 28, of 1566 Moore Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a Volusia County warrant charging
him with violation of probation.
Feb. 23, a theft on Altman Road was reported.
Feb. 22, Moses Ramirez, 43, of Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle
Hart on warrants charging him with failure to appear in court on two counts
of disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 22, Luis Enrique Avila, 22, P.O. Box 1572, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Ofc. Larry McClellan and charged with
giving a false name to a law enforcement officer and license expired more
than four months. .
Feb. 22, Donald Aaron Hughes, 44, of 314 Turner Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Highlands County warrant charging him
with non-support.
Feb. 22, Nicholas Arnold Schock, 22, P.O. Box 2478, Wauchula, was
arrested by Capt. Barry Schnable on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation (original charge possession of drug paraphernalia).
Feb..22, a theft on West Main Street was reported.
Feb. 21, Joyce Ann Rivers, 24, of 681 Sally Place, Wauchula, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged with sale of mar-
ijuana within 1,000 feet of a church;, possession of drug paraphernalia,
resisting arrest without violence and violation of probation (original charge
possession of cocaine).
Feb. 21, Kip Hall, 38, of 855 NW 75th St., Miami, was arrested by
Dep. Joe Marble on capiases alleging two counts of non-support.
Feb. 21, Larry Eugene Thompson, 47, of 2903 Locust Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Polk County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of community control-house arrest (original charge
attempted aggravated stalking).
Feb. 21, a business burglary on CR 665 and criminal mischief on
Merle Langford Road were reported.


Feb. 20, Charles Lanier Johnson, 41, of 1623 Mowatt St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. David Drake on warrants alleging violation of proba-
tion (original charges sale of cocaine and grand theft) and failure to pay
fines on convictions for criminal mischief, trespass and resisting arrest
without force.
Feb. 20, a 17-year-old Bowling Green youth was arrested by Dep. Joe


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Marble and violation of probation (original charge domestic battery).
Feb. 20, a theft on Parnell Road was reported.
WAUCHULA
Feb. 26, a business burglary on South Florida Avenue and a theft on
Carlton Street were reported.
Feb. 25, Orlando Eduardo, 24, of 725 Sandpiper IDrive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc.Gabe Garza and charged with criminal mischief and pos-
session of cocaine.
Feb. 25, a vehicle stolen on East Main Street and criminal mischief on
South Seventh Avenue were reported.
Feb. 24, a vehicle stolen on North Illinois Avenue was reported.
Feb. 23, Lewis Eric Brown, 27, -,0 Makowski St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Kyle Bermingham d charged with resisting arrest with-
out force, obstruction by disguise ana violation of an injunction for protec-
tion.
Feb. 23, burglary of a conveyance on Ninth Avenue was reported.
Feb. 22, James Dean Knight, 44, of 808 Whitehurst St.., Lakeland, was
arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone on a Polk County warrant alleging failure
to appear in court on a charge of issuing a worthless check.
Feb. 21, criminal mischief on West Orange Street was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 24, a theft on Willow Avenue was reported.
Feb. 23, a residential burglary on Jones Street was reported.
Feb. 22, Steven Michael Smith, 19, of 5017 Willow St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on a warrant alleging U.S.
Army desertion.
Feb. 20, a theft on Lynn Street was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 24, Ancelmo.Villalva, 40, of 409 SR66, Zolfo Springs, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Ricky Selph and charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 24, a residential burglary on East Fourth Street and criminal mis-
chief on Schoolhouse Road were reported.
Feb. 23, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.


On The Local Links
TORREY OAKS LADIES' HOT SHOT LEAGUE
Low net was the game of the week. Fran Posey took first with 30.
Shirley Eversole was close behind, with 31, to claim second place. Third
place went to Carol Suska with her 33. Edie Thompson came closes to the
#10 pin. Carol Campbell chipped in on #11.
CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE
Fifty golfers played in. a game of A+B+C+D net. Taking first place,
with 146, were Ron Lapier, Dan Kuhn, Gaylord Williams and Jim'
Homman. Ray Baker, Reg Page, B. Filion and Dick Robinson claimed sec-
dnd place with 147. Two teams tied for third with a 150.

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