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    Section B
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    Section B: Hardee Living
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Livestock Sale,

Pageant Photos

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What Does 'Zero

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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


106th Year, No. 13
3 Sections, 36 Pages


Thursday, March 9, 2006


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Vandolah



Power Sues


Over"

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's largest property
taxpayer has filed a lawsuit contest-
ing its bill.
Vandolah Power Co. filed a civil
action in Hardee Circuit Court in
January. It lists Property Appraiser
Kathy Crawford, Tax Collector Zee
Smith and state Department of
Revenue Executive Director James
Zingale as defendants.
It asks the court to declare a cor-
rected value of the property or to
order the property appraiser to
reassess the land.
Lawyers for Crawford filed a
written response to the claim on
Jan. 27, for Smith on Jan. 24 and
for the state on Feb. 20.


Taxes
They ask the court to deny the
relief sought by the plaintiff and to
uphold the property appraiser's
assessment and the subsequent tax
bill.
The civil action follows
.Vandolah Power's Nov. 10 appeal
to the Hardee County Value
Adjustment Board, which, after
hearing testimony from Miami
attorney Jeffrey Mandler for
Vandolah and Tallahassee lawyer
Larry Levy for Crawford, upheld
the property appraiser's valuation
of the land.
A further appeal, this time, to the
Circuit Court, was Vandolah's next
option.
Crawford had placed a value of
See VANDOLAH 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Umpire Dan O'Keefe appears ready to call Wildcat runner Remington Adams (30) out in the fourth inning, until he realizes that the
Fort Meade catcher tagged the runner with one hand and had the ball in the other. Justin Painter (12) scored just before Adams.
The Cats defeated the Miners 11-1 in just five innings. Adams also scored the final run.




Crash Acres Going p In Smoke!


SIGN UP!


Kills 2,



Closes


SR64
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Monday evening collision
closed SR64 and resulted in the
death of two Zolfo Springs resi-
dents:
The incident, just west of the
* Hardee-Manatee county line,
.closed the state highway for well
over three hours.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the crash occurred
shortly before 7 p.m. and cost the
life of three people and injuries to
two others. Among those who were
killed were J. Serafico Solorzano,
49, and passenger Bonfilio Solar-
,zano-Aguirre, 53, both of 215
River Road, Zolfo Springs.
FHP reported SR64 West closed
for an estimated two hours "due to
the road blockage and pending
investigation of a multifatality
crash." It was almost three and a
half hours before it reopened at
11:24 p.m.
According to its report, the acci-
See CRASH 2A


WEATHER
QAl. HlGH LOW BM
03101 81 46 0.00
03102 83 46 0.00
03103 82 58 0.00
03104 81 50 0.00
0305 78 47 0.00
03/06 76 47 0.00
1 03107 76 47 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 03108106 03.83
Same period last year 04.28
Annual average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6A
Courthouse Report....... 11C
Community Calendar....11A
Crime Blotter.................10B
Hardee Living..............6B
Information Roundup...11A
Obits. 4A
School Lunch Menus ..10B


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
1,000 acres, 80 acres, 160 acres!
Acres and acres of Hardee
County have gone up in smoke in
recent weeks.
Forestry and Fire-Rescue crews
are busy putting out fires local res-
idents start.
"It's people burning garbage and
not paying attention. It's the weath-
er and people disregarding it. At
this time of year, it's best not to
strike a match," said Gerald
Cadwell, senior ranger at the
Pioneer Park fire tower.
Both were involved in fighting
the recent 1,000-acre fire off Ten
Mile Grade between Sweetwater
and Scarborough roads.
Hardee Fire-Rescue Chief Mike
Choate is even more emphatic.
"We've been running so many fire


calls for the last three weeks, it's
tying us up, making us depend on
our interlocal agreements with
Polk, DeSoto and Highlands coun-
ties to run some of our medical
calls for us."
Choate and Cadwell agree that
this is the wrong time to bum any-
thing. "Control bums have gotten
out of control. There's so much fuel
with all the debris in the woods
from past hurricanes. Dead and
fallen trees have replaced the beau-
tiful stands of trees," said Choate.
Both men plead with the commu-
nity to follow Division of Forestry
(DOF) rules for burning and "be
cognizant, aware of your surround-
ings."
A DOF brochure notes that "it is
illegal to burn household garbage
(including paper products), treated
lumber, plastics, rubber materials,


tires, pesticides, paint and any
aerosol containers."
.Burning yard waste, vegetative
debris such as grass clippings,
brush, leaves, tree limbs and palm
fronds, waste that is the result of
yard maintenance is permitted
under certain guidelines.
The yard waste must be from
your own property and is no more
than an eight-foot diameter pile or
fit in a non-combustible container
covered by a screen. Fires must be
ignited after 9 a.m. and be com-
pletely extinguished one hour
before sunset.
Setbacks include 50 feet from a
paved road, 25 feet from forests, 25
feet from your house and 150 feet
from other occupied buildings.
Area around the eight-foot burn site
should be cleared to bare soil to
See FIRES 2A


CLASS ACT


COURTESY PHOTO
Don't miss the chance to see the twist the Hardee High senior class puts on the Disney version
of "The Magical Lamp of Aladdin" by Tim Kelly. The greedy Jammall (Brett Jarnagin) searches for
the magical lamp of China so he can become the most powerful magician in the world. Aladdin
(Robert Estes) and Princes Jasmine (Christina Esquivel) get in his way. Come on Friday or
Saturday evening at 7:30 to enjoy the fun at the Wauchula City Hall auditorium, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Seniors participating in the play are (front
row, from left) Madison Graham, Amanda Maldonado, Susanna Castillo, Santresa Harris, Kimber
Taylor and Sandy Yang; (second row) Estes, Jarnagin, Jackson Frenot, Amanda Farmer, Jeannette
Lopez, Esquivel, Elmer Sanchez and Richard Melendez; (third row) Brandy Hatton and Joey
Gicker; not pictured Amanda Quinones, Kevin Sanders and Jessica Cisneros.


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COURTESY PHOTO
This new sign off U.S. 17 and Maxwell Road marks the location
of the Hardee County School District's first new campus in 25
years. Hardee Junior High will move there, and Hilltop
Elementary will be born there. The addition of a new elementary
school to the district has caused zone changes for many stu-
dents. Parents impacted by the rezoning were notified by letter
last week, Deputy Superintendent Greg Dick said. Parents who
have reason for their children to attend a school outside of their
assigned zone must sign up for a waiver request by Friday,
March 24, so that the district has time to work to meet the state's
Class-Size Reduction Act. Waiver applications are available at
the School Board or Transportation Department offices, or call
773-9058 for more information.



Gun, Drugs Boost


Expulsions To 10


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A student with a shotgun in his
car and three with marijuana on
campus have been expelled from
school.
The recent action of the Hardee
County School Board brings the
total number of expulsions in the
2005-06 academic year up to 10.
First to be considered was an 18-
year-old 12th grader at Hardee
Senior High School who had a
baseball bat and a shotgun lying in
plain view on the backseat of his
vehicle, parked in the visitor's
parking lot.
The senior told board members
he had been "clubbing" in Tampa
the night before and had the items
in the car, his grandmother's, for
"protection." He was running late
for school the morning of Jan. 23,
and forgot the shotgun was still
inside the car, he said.
The shotgun was discovered by
an assistant principal. It was never
wielded by the student nor used as
a threat. Additionally, no ammuni-
tion was found, Deputy Schools
Superintendent Greg Dick said.
A felony criminal charge was
filed, but on Feb. 7 the State


Attorney's Office announced in
Circuit Court that it had decided
not to prosecute the case.
"Even though the charges were
dropped, it is still a violation of our
School Board policy and of state
law," Dick explained.
Dick said board members fol-
lowed the superintendent's recom-
mendation for expulsion, expelling
the teen for the remainder of the
current school year and the first
semester of the 2006-07 year.
He said the 18-year-old and his
mother expressed an interest in
obtaining his high-school diploma
through South Florida Community
College's high-school credit com-
pletion program.
The next case occurred on Jan.
13, and involved a 15-year-old
eighth grader at Hardee Junior
High School. He has been criminal-
ly charged with possession of mar-
ijuana.
Dick said the school's dean of
students was told by a student that
a boy was trying to sell marijuana
to one of his friends. The boy in
question was found and searched,
revealing a bag of marijuana in one
of his pockets.
See EXPULSIONS 2A


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor

BESS A. STALLINGS
,Hardeeiiving Editor"

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P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Sports Monday noon
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General News Monday 5 p.m.
Ads Tuesday noon 1


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,,LETTERS:
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should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone
number.
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Press, releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, dou-
ble-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are subject to editing.


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Fresh Florida blueberries are available from March through June,
reports Donna Miller, vice president of the Florida Blueberry Growers
Association.
They are one of the most healthful foods you can eat, having very high
levels of antioxidents, being fat and sodium-free and a good source of fiber,
potassium and vitamins A and C.
Miller says studies show eating blueberries can improve eye health,
lower cholesterol, protect against urinary tract infections, reduce the risk of
certain cancers and may help stop age-related memory loss.
The two most predominant Florida varieties are Highbush and
Rabbiteye. Blueberries.should have.their.natural.white powdery bloom that
protects the blueberry and is a natural food starch.

The high cost of natural gas has caused fertilizer prices to increase
since natural gas is fundamental to producing nitrogen. The Fertilizer
Institute reports natural gas represents 70 to 90 percent of the production
cost for anhydrous ammonia, the building block for most forms of com-
mercial nitrogen plant nutrients.
The high natural gas prices have caused the closing of a significant part
of the nations nitrogen fertilizer industry.
A University of Illinois study indicated 30 to 50 percent:of cornoyields
are due to.nitrogen fertilizer.. : v

The University of Florida campus opened 100 years ago with 102 stu-
dents, including 42 students finishing their high school there. Today the
2,000-acre campus has 16 colleges that educate 48,000 students.
A few of the longleaf pine trees on campus are estimated to be 200
years old. The live oaks are up to 100 years old. The UF campus has about
183 exotic and native tree species, reports the UF Alumni winter 2006 mag-
azine. UF employs a full-time urban forester.

There are two letters to the editor in this week's issue regarding the
Hardee County Jail. Here is a response from the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office regarding the letter on Page 3-A.

Response from sheriff's office:
"We are proud to say we at the Hardee County Jail work very.hard to
operate our facility within all the guidelines set forth by theFlorida model
jail standards. Mr. Grills has recenlty pled guilty to felony charges and will
soon be leaving for the Florida State Prison system; he will have the time
to do an honest assessment of both institutions.
"We would also like to extend an open invitation to the general public
to contact administration and take a tour of your facility. We think you will
be equally impressed with what you see."


Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly



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Sunday.afternaog. py dad, brother Jonathan and I went to the Avon
Park Air. Force Range to do some preseason scouting for the ever fast-
approaching spring gobbler season.
We went to an area that we have hunted some in years past. While
doing some deer hunting in the area this past season we saw several
turkeys. Knowing they had to still be using the area, we decided to focus on
this place first.
The only downside about hunting this area is the fact that it is about a
mile and a half walk from the nearest road. The upside of the long walk is
most hunters will not do it When hunting on public land it really pays to
literally go the extra mile and get off the beaten path.
-' Once we made it back to the woods we immediately began seeing
tracks all over the place in the soft sand. In some places it looked like a
turkey highway. We followed the tracks down the old sandy road for sev-
eral hundred yards. The tracks led us to several dust bowls, where the
turkeys lay down and flop around in the sand to help remove parasites.
Eventually the tracks started to turn into the woods. We ventured into
the oaks and found a lot of scratching in the leaves. During the day turkeys
will often go up under the oaks to get out of the hot sun. They scratch
around in the leaves just like chickens, in search of bugs and worms.
Now that we knew where the turkeys were doing most of their feeding,
dusting and the main travel routes we tried to find their roost. During deer
season Theard a flock of turkeys fly up to roost in some old mossy live oak
trees in thevarea. We walked to this potential roost site and found numerous
droppings on the ground under these large oak trees. This is just what I
wanted to see, which meant they were still roosting in the same spot.
Now all we had to do was figure out a plan of attack. We found two
areas that we felt would be good places to build a blind. We built one blind
up against an oak tree next to a small creek. The other blind is about 300
yards away on the edge of an oak hammock and palmetto flat.
In this same area last year there was one particular gobbler that haunt-
ed me. This turkey was able to outwit me on numerous occasions. I was
never able to get him and hoped he would still be alive. Judging by some
of the tracks I saw, I think he is still there. I hope by applying all the lessons
I learned from him last year, I will be able to catch him off guard on open-
ing morning and finally be able to settle the score on this smart old gQbbler.
After we finished our scouting we had about an hour of daylight left.
Since it was the last day of small game season we decided to try some squir-
rel hunting. Jonathan and I slipped into some nearby oaks and each got two
before we ran out of daylight.


COURTESY PHOTGtr
County and state fire forces combined efforts to extinguish a controlled burn that got out of hand off Ten Mile Grade recently, burning
ing 1,000 acres between Sweetwater and Scarbough roads. A Division of Forestry helicopter repeatedly dropped water on there:
blaze as county and state ground crews worked to contain it. '


FIRES
Continued From 1A


prevent the fire from spreading.
Although a permit is not
required, it's a good idea to let the
local fire department know you are




CRASH
Continued From 1A
dent happened near Bear Bay Road
at 6:54 p.m. when Thomas Lloyd
Green, 43, of 5640 Wauchula Road,
Myakka City, was driving west in a
1990 Ford pickup. He collided with
the eastbound 2001 Dodge pickup,
driven' by Solorzano, jolting the
Ford backward and in an easterly
direction. Green received fatal
injuries.
The Dodge pickup rotated and
was hit by a 2006 Chevrolet pick-
up eastbound behind it, driven by
Shirley Schwartz, 64, of 2962
Douglas Road, Millstadt, Ill. She
and her passenger, Cindy Woehlke,
44, of 8 Leaderkrarig Lane, Mill-
stadt, Ill., were transported to
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
with minor injuries.



Obituaries

BONFILIO SOLORZANO
AGUIRRE


Bonfilio Solorzano Aguirre, 52,
of Zolfo Springs, died March 6,
2006, in Manatee County.
He was born July 17, 1953 in
Mexico and had been a resident of
Zolfo Springs for 25 years. He
attended St. Michael Catholic
Church and was an agricultural
worker.
Survivors include his mother,
Catalina Solorzano of Mexico; one
brother, Valentine Solorzano of
Georgia; two sisters, Andrea
Solorzano of IMexico and Maria
Isabel Solorzano of Sebring; and
several nieces arid nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at St. Michael
Catholic Church with burial in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

JOSE SERAFICO
SOLORZANO
Jose Serafico Solorzano, 49, of
Zolfo Springs, died March 6, 2006,
in Manatee County.
He was born July 14, 1956 in
Mexico and had been a resident of
Zolfo Springs for 25 years. He
attended St. Michael Catholic
Church and was employed as an
agricultural crew leader.
Survivors include his wife,
Katarina Solorzano of Zolfo
Springs; mother, Catalina Solor-
zano of Mexico; two sons, Jose
Serafico Solorzano of Texas and
Juan Ramos of Zolfo Springs; one
brother Valentine Solorzano of
Georgia; two sisters, Andrea
Solorzano of Mexico and Maria
Isabel Solorzano of Sebring; and
two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at St. Michael
Catholic Church with burial in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


burning, said both firemen. They
remind folks to not burn on windy
days, keep a water hose and shovel
handy in case the fire escapes and
make sure smoke does not obstruct
visibility on nearby roads.
Anything greater than an 8x8
burn pile requires a permit from
DOF, which can be contacted at
www.fl-dof.com or calling the
Myakka River Forestry District
which includes Hardee, DeSoto,
Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota
counties. The phone number is 941-
751-7627.
"You really shouldn't be burning
at all right now, especially when we
haven't had rain for several days
and it's windy. We are under a red-
flag warning now with the relative-
ly low humidity and high winds
expected to continue for a while
yet. It's just better not to try," said
Cadwell.
S"And, when parking, along the
roadside, be very careful. If your
car has a catalytic converter, it will


KIWANIS CLAY SHOOT
A listing of winners at the
recent Kiwanis Clay Shoot
had incorrect information.
Winners of the women's four-
person team trophy were
Florida Fence Post's team of
Diane Bryan, Elene Salas, Lori
Barbaree and Debbie Gulliver.
**************
WILDCAT WINS
A story on the Wildcats' trio
of baseball victories last week
includes photos of each con-
test's "Player of the Game."
The wrong photo appears
for Briant Shumard, who is
correctly shown here:
Player of the game


SI. \ V V I
#6 Briant Shumard
********** *
At The Herald-Advocate, we
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-
tion, we will do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


ignite the dry grass," concluded
Cadwell.
"We had such a wet season last
year and a mild winter. With these
frosty mornings lately and no rain,
the vegetation out there is very


flammable. There's so much dryr:
grass and pasture out there. Donlth
bum anything unless you absolutesw
ly have to. We are in the brush fire,,
time. Be very careful," concluded?
Choate.
>ol"


$214,736,198 on Vandolah's hold-
ings for 2005, with a taxable value
of $210,897,826. Mandler told the
Value Adjustment Board the plant.
cost $221 million to construct in
2002, but is worth "less than half of
that now."
In its lawsuit, Vandolah claims
Crawford's assessment "was in
excess of the just value of the prop-
erty." Further, Vandolah "has
exhausted its administrative reme-
dies," leaving a Circuit Court
action as its only recourse,
In the. meantime, Vandolah has
made a "good faith payment of the
taxes," the lawsuit states.
Crawford said on Tuesday that
Vandolah Power's full tax bill,
without discounts for early pay-
ment, came in at $3,356,525. It
paid $2,228,541 on Dec. 3.
Mandler asks the court to recal-
culate the taxes due and to order a
refund of any excess amount
already paid by Vandolah.
"The taxpayer will be irreparably
damaged if defendants are permit-
ted to keep the collection of the full
tax based on the property apprais-
er's original assessed value," he
wrote in his complaint.
Further, he alleged the assess-
ment "was arbitrarily based on
appraisal practices which are dif-




EXPULSIONS
Continued From 1A
The boy and his mother were
present for the expulsion hearing.
The board expelled the boy for this
school year and the first semester
of the next. He may attend Pioneer
Career Academy, the district's
alternative school in Zolfo Springs.
under three conditions: he must by
assessed by a drug treatment pro-
gram, complete any of its recom-
mendations, and submit to random
drug screenings at his parents'
expense.
The final two cases involved an
incident on Feb. 3, with the child
who brought marijuana to school
and the one who held it for him
both ending up expelled.
Dick said the drug was discov-
ered after a tutor approached the
one boy, a 12-year-old sixth grader,
because he was shooting rubber
bands in the lunchroom. The boy
shoved the rubber bands in his
shoe, and when asked to remove his
shoe, tried to hide something else.
That item turned out to be marijua-
na.
The boy was "holding" the mari-
juana for a 14-year-old sixth grader.
Both were expelled for the rest of
this school year and for the first
semester of 2006-07. They may
attend Pioneer Career Academy,
also under three drug conditions.


ferent from the appraisal practices'
geVenally,4 appJiqc4 by the. property,
appraiser to comparable property
,\ithp ,' the, same class, within;
Hardee County." '
In November, however,
Crawford told the Value
Adjustment Board, "We use the
same criteria to evaluate the other
power plants in Hardee County." .
Mandler told the board then that
the "plant is not worth $214 mil-'
lion. It is worth $125 million, with.
$96 million as tangible property." 1.
It was noted the plant sold for:
$127 million as part of a 15-plant'
package deal.
Vandolah Power, a peaking
plant, began operation in 2002. It
was first assessed in 2003, at $212.
million. Vandolah, at the time, estib
mated the value instead at $198$
million. n
In 2004, the county assessed it at;
$210 million, Vandolah estimated)
$207 million but the new owner,
Northern Star, put the. value a*
$83.9 million. The Value Adjusts
ment Board upheld the $210 mile
lion appraisal. Ko
That decision was not appealed
to the Circuit Court. The 2005 decitx
sion, however, now lies with thcb
court. :,i

ni.
Best of all is it to preserve every,,
thing in a pure, still heart, and,
let there be for every pulse a
thanksgiving, and for every
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Letter To The Editor

Inmate Lists

Of Hardee Co
pear Editor,
This is an open letter to taxpayers
id county administrators concern-
g the deplorable conditions at
3ardee County Jail.
The sheriff does not act upon
tpese conditions because I have
ever seen him here, day or night,
asking any inmates about condi-
ttons or treatment here!
r After a reasonable period of
tine, should nothing be corrected,
similar letters will begin finding
taeir way to state and federal agen-
ies involved with such issues.
',First, Food: The menu is cruel
add unusual. Hot foods served cold
ci uncooked; cold foods served hot
cl room temperature. Food trays
are stacked so high that trustees
smear foods through one another
when pulling from stack; some
fbods served back-to-back eg:
boiled macaroni and boiled peas
mixed together for lunch and sepa-
rite for supper! Bread is stale, and
fruits are old and pithy. Real meats
1-ke beef and pork are non-existent.
Various forms of turkey are used
caily and Guantanamo terrorists eat
tter food! Major newspapers note
tmo prisoners have lamb and
dates flown in! Here, an inno-
t until proven guilty American
c lot get a real hamburger!
second, Medical Care: Staph
i section is rampant! For months
infectants have been sprayed on
t lets, sinks and showers with
c lsed-in inmates breathing fumes
th no ventilation. Yes, vent fans
d work, but deputies refuse to turn
them on! Diabetic patients are rou-
tinely forgotten at insulin dose-
time, and foods and snacks are ill-
prepared for real nutrition such
people need. Processed foods, over
or under-cooked vegetables and
inadequate portions keep diabetes
sugar levels in chaos! Inmates with -
poinful conditions such as gout or
arthritis lay in beds groaning and
gasping day and night with inade-
quate or insufficient medications.
Tap water is virtually undrinkable!
Third, Recreation: Inmates are -
-locked down 23 hours a day in no-
window, no-ventilation cells.
-"Recreation" is one hour twice a -
week in small fenced-off area due
to an escape years ago. No sports or
exercise equipment is available
because no deputy wants to stay
Outside where inmates could have
Open air and direct sunlight. There
is no block or windows to tell one if
iteis day or night, and body rhyms
in sleep an digestion are in constant
".,


s Can you believe it has been two
to two and a half weeks since
Seven-Mile Point experienced a
drastic change? If you haven't
tioticed or perhaps take a different
route to town, the old icon grocery
mtart is gone! It was demolished due
tb hurricane damage.
; Folks -this reporter has spoken,
with say it has been in existence for
as long as they can remember. The
Bass family owned the former gro-
cery mart, and over the past few
years it was changed into a Spanish-
style market. It seems so strange to
drive by and see a large patch of dirt
instead of a little store. Many long
trips to town have been postponed,
in the past due to the items this
stall oasis sustained its clientele
with.

' The hurricanes did cause some
positive changes, though, as a few
younger and elder residents have
had unfit residences removed and
generous hardworking volunteers
lave stepped forward and built a
listing foundation for them to
reside. One such residence is near-
i3g completion on Ed Wells Road.
"his particular residence is elevat-
dd, probably to avoid any future
f ooding due to low lands.
Meet The Maudes this week will
give a. glance back to the past.
fcording to sources off of Lucky
nesome Trail Road, which
a ches to Maude just beyond the
trt Cemetery dirt-road curves, this
s all road used to be a main thor-
o ghfare to the stagecoaches of the
p st. -
'm. told there was also an old
s op1, and one of the local resi-
d tsris floating around with a class
p ture to attest to it. It is interesting
discover the history of places we
f1 at home with. (If dirt could
o ly speak.)

These discoveries tend to open
tr eyes to the realities which exist-
L in another era. Now let us ponder
t this thought: What we are doing:
t day has the potential to leaveI
Isaal threads to future generations'
'ich can sew a new pattern for the
material of their lives.
-


5 Criticisms

unty Jail
turmoil. No TV, no radio, no maga-
zines. Books are 15 to 20-year-old
paperbacks! Inhumane!
Fourth, Phone Service: Phones
allow only collect calls and charge
outrageous prices. Other jails have
systems to allow discount calling
card use but not here. If you do not
"consent" to monitoring, the call is
not completed! Hardly voluntary! It
would not be surprising if the
HCSO does not get a "cut" of
funds!
Fifth, General Abuse: Commis-
sary items are never changed and


ripoff-priced. Deputies threaten
prisoners who are "loud" yet
scream and yell themselves down
hallways regardless of time of day
or night. Inadequate cleaning sup-
plies only are provided. Scouring
powder for stainless steel! Mop
water with little or no detergent!
Nothing is provided for wall and
door "grime" which coats service
doors, beds and food portals.
Complaints in writing are ignored
or never reach upper management.
And nrany, many more too numer-
.ous to list or be printed.
Anyone who dismisses these
complaints as mere prisoner gripes
better hope to never be innocent
and locked up here!
Gary Grilles
Hardee County Jail


Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich


COFFEE HOUR
Saturday, Feb. 25, had 52 resi-
dents present. A lovely surprise
breakfast was served by our host-
esses, Jean Miller,. Ardie
McDonald, Corrine Albertson and
Polly Albertson. The ladies pre-
pared a breakfast casserole,
muffins, a fruit bowl and coffee. We
enjoyed the meal and asked that it
be served again next year.
Merchant coupon winners were
Harold Albertson, Kitty Kelsey,
Carol Rick, Gladys Ruhl, Lois
Mainland, Joan Morris, Alice
Mayo, Moe Welbaum, Ann Kelly,
Julius Goerbig, J.D. Dagget, Mary
Ruhl and Doris Luckhurst. The
50/50 winners were Ardie
McDonald and Jack Brief.
Wednesday, March 1, there was a
speaker from AMS Home
Improvement Specialist. They gave
away two gift certificates. There
was a $20 gift certificate won by
Jean Miller and another $20 certifi-
cate given to L.V. and Ruth Ellis for
being married for 70 years.
Coupon winners were Jean
Miller, Anne Kelly, Peggy
Ardelean, Carol Rick, Jane
Conway, Harlan Albertson, L.V.


I .


Ellis, J.D.' Dagget, Marilyn Catt,
Mary Ruhl, Allen Gurney and Betty
Brandle.
CRIBBAGE
Wednesday night had Fred Dale
in first place with a 483, second
place was taken by Eleanor Dale
with a 461 and third was Ken
Besaw with 463
EUCHRE
Saturday night, Feb. 25, had
Sandi Hardiman in first place with
58. Rich Henry took second with a
56, and there was a three-way tie
for third between Jane Conway, Jim
Hardiman and Margaret Volz, each
having 53. Moe Welbaum and Rich
Henry tied for having the most lon-
ers with three each and the low for
the evening was Doris Geeting with
a 33.
Wednesday night, March 1, had
Margaret Volz in first with a 65,
Margaret Bufka in second with 64
and Ted Morris in third with a, 62.
There was a three-way tie for most
loners between Betty Brief,
Margaret Bufka and Moe Welbaum.
Low for the evening was a tie
between Charlie Shick and Marvin
Seger, both with 36.


a


Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman


WOW! The Hardee baseball team has picked up its bats in a big way.
The Cats scored 40 runs in three games last week. They are at 5-0 in regu-
lar season games and undefeated in Class 4A-District 10 action, beating
Sebring, Braden River and Avon Park in the first meeting between the
teams.
Coach Steve Rewis and company have the Cats going to the plate
expecting to get a hit, and they have responded. Briant Shumard and
Robbie Abbott have each smacked a pair of homers and other batters launch
outfield hits and beat out infield ones. There's another district game tomor-
row (Friday) night when the DeSoto Bulldogs visit Wildcat Stadium.

JV Wildcats are getting the idea, too. The junior Cats lost their opener
to Sebring 6-5, but came back to eke out one-run home wins over Avon
Park and Frostproof. They also beat Lake Placid 9-5 in a rescheduled
game on Monday evening. Pitchers Dan Timnmons, Carl Basey, Kaleb
Saunders, Kyle Cobb and Michael Dixon keep improving.

News from girls softball is harder to come by. The Lady Cats still face
the daunting task of combining good pitching and good hitting on the same
- night. It seems if one is good, the other is not. Coach Donnie Carver is hop-
ing they get it together soon.

Track opened Saturday at the Bobcat Relays in North Port. Jose
Gutierrez, Thelinor "Lino" Jena, Andrea Parkinson and Postenea
Louisjeune posted good individual accomplishments and several relay
teams won or placed high in their events. They have a meet today
(Thursday) at Avon Park and another tomorrow back at North Port for the
Bobcat Invitational.

Hardee boys tennis won over Braden River and Palmetto and the Lady
Cats beat Braden River last week. This week, there was a boys only match
against Lake Placid on Tuesday and both boys and girls go to Sebring
Friday and Saturday, for the Heartland Conference matches.

Boys weightlifting got a late start on the season on Tuesday at Fort
Meade. First-year coach Hacam Schweil has a solid bunch, of fellows out
hoping to go on to regional and state competition.

Also starting recently was Hardee Junior High School volleyball. We
expect to get results from them later this week and will have a report from
coach Ami Whilden soon.

Basketball awards have been presented in recent weeks. Senior Kim
Cummins claimed the girls MVP award as well as Top Offensive Player
and the only four-year award. Junior Weston Palmer was named boys MVP
and Offensive Player of the Year.

Speaking of hoops, news on Bowling Green's Theo Jones is good. In
his senior year playing for the Central Missouri State Mules, Jones was
named to the MIAA All-Defensive squad. He led his team in blocks six
times and guarded many of the MIAA's top scorers this season. He has led
the team in steals four times and leads the team in three-point percentage
(47.1), hitting 33-of-70.
The Mules (21-6, 11-5 in conference), seeded second in their confer-
ence in the Division-II NCAA playoffs, beat Missouri Southern 64-61 in
the opening round with Jones contributing 10 points.

Dixie League teams are winding up in the Machine Pitch (AA) and
Minors (AAA) divisions. Soon, girls and boys will start Majors and Juniors.
Look for more news in the coming weeks.

Last call for golfers who want to participate in the Project Graduation
tournament at Torrey Oaks on March 18. Various perks, a barbeque lunch,
mulligans and other benefits go with the $60 entry fee. Call Val Patarini at
Torrey Oaks or go to the web site www.hhsprojectgrad.org for more infor-
mation.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate @earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. The sports
news deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time and
space allows.


March 9, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3A '



JV Boys Squeeze Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior varsity Wildcat base-
ball team took a pair of one-run
victories last week.
In two home games last week,,
the junior Cats beat Avon Park 9-8,
and Frostproof 12-11.
This week the Cats were home
Monday evening against Lake
Placid in a game moved up from
Thursday because of the Dragons'
exam schedules. Tomorrow
(Friday), Hardee travels to DeSoto
for a 6 p.m. game.
Next week, the junior Wildcats
are at Palmetto on Tuesday and
home for a visit from Sebring at
4:30 on Friday, the early game in a
double-header against the Streaks.
Hardee took the early lead
against Avon Park in the home
game on Feb. 28. After hurler Dan
Timmons got a ground-out and pair
of strikeouts against the junior Red
Devils, Hardee went to work.
Ben Krause put one up the mid-
dle for the first hit of the game. Will
Abbott flied out. Timmons drew a
walk and was replaced by pinch
runner Tony Martinez. Catcher
Ryan Abbott came up. On a wild
pitch, both runners advanced.
Abbott responded with a single to
center. An error by the outfielder
allowed both Krause and Martinez
to score. Pinch runner Logan
Thomas went in for Abbott.
When Jeremy Hollenbeck socked
a double to deep left field, Thomas
came around to score. Kyle Cobb
drew a walk and Josh Spencer fol-
lowed it with an RBI single. Hardee
led 4-0 and Avon Park changed
pitchers.
Brek McClenithan worked the
new pitcher Kyle Jackson' for a
walk, loading the bases. Josh
Rodgers beat out the relay on a hit
to the shortstop and brought
Hollenbeck home. When Krause
was hit by a pitch, it moved
Spencer to home plate. Two outs
came quickly, but Hardee had a 6-
0.
Avon Park picked up a pair of
scores in the top of the second on
an error, and David River homer
over the left field fence. Two more
came in on a walk, twin hits and
an error. By the time the dusk set-
tled after Timmons struck out
Jackson, Hardee's lead was shaved
to 6-4.
Hardee got one back in the home
half of the second. Hollenbeck.
sandwiched a walk between two0.
6iUts. A 'passed ball 'allowed
Holleibeck to score while Spencer
was at bat. It was 7-4.
Avon Park got twin tallies in the
top of the third. An error put Buddy
Duke aboard and Rivera beat out a
hit off first base. A Heath Barnes
singled plated Duke. Sergio Duran
drew a walk and a balk advanced
brought one runner home and
Duran to third. It was 7-6.
Hardee got going again in the
bottom of the third. Krause walked.
A Will'Abbott bunt sacrifice moved
Krause to second and he went to
third on a passed ball. Timmons
drew a walk. With Ryan Abbott at
bat, a double steal scored Krause.'


Pinch runner Thomas went to third
on the overthrow. A Hollenbeck hit
was dropped and Thomas came
home. It was 9-6.
Neither team scored in the fourth
inning. Carl Basey went to the
mound in relief for the fifth inning.
Duke worked for a walk and Rivera
lofted a double to right center to
score Duke. A Barnes hit plated
Rivera, but Barnes was cut down
trying for second and Basey hun-
kered down and struck out the next
two batters. With the time limit
expired, Hardee had hung on for a
9-8 win. Timmons picked up the
win and Basey the save.
"We tried to give it away. We did
good pitching, but had fielding
problems. That's why they're on
JV, to learn from it," commented
coach John Sharp after the game.
It took four pitchers and all seven
innings to get the win against
Frostproof on Friday night at home.
Kaleb Saunders, Cobb, Michael
Dixon and Basey combined in get-
ting the 12-11 win.
The junior Bulldogs came out.of
the dugout ready to play; putting
four runs on the board in a bat-
around first inning. They came
after Saunders had struck out a pair.
Four hits combined with a walk and
three errors did the trick.
Hardee began to climb back in
the game in the bottom of the first.
Will Abbott walked, stole second


and scored on a Timmons hit. A
Ryan Abbott sacrifice and Rodgers
double brought Timmons home.
Frostproof left the bases stacked
in the second inning. That paved
the way for the junior Cats to put
together a nine-run inning, with 13
batters going to the plate. Saunders,
Martinez, Will Abbott, Timmons,
Ryan Abbott, Rodgers, Spencer,
Saunders and Robertson-all scored,
the latter helped by a Martinez dou-
ble.
Now, it was time for Frostproof
to climb back, getting a pair of tal-
lies in the third on hits and a pair of
errors. The Bulldogs got another
score in the fourth. on walks and
hits, making it 11-7. They tied the
game in the top of the fifth, bring-
ing four batters to home plate on a
combination of walks, stolen bases,
hits and errors.,
Relief pitchers from both squads
began throwing strikes and the
game moved along quickly to the
middle of the seventh inning, still
tied 11-11.
With one down in the home half
of the seventh, Ryan Abbott
worked a full count to draw a walk.
A stolen base put him at second,
allowing pinch runner Thomas to
race home ahead of the tag on a
Rodgers. sacrifice to deep right
field.
-"We wofi when we had to," said
Sharp. Basey picked up the win.


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this event will bring the entire
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The conference, which is spear-
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with the 2006 Florida Citrus Mutual
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and legislative forum.
On June 8, educational opportu-
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evening, an industry banquet will
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recognition of active leaders in the
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Fishing and golf tournaments and
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the conference on June 9.
Additional conference activities
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elected officials.
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Obituaries


DOSSIE M. EVANS JR.
Dossie M. Evans Jr., 64, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, March 7,
2006 at home.
Born April 21, 1941, in Hodges,
Ala., he had been a resident of
Wauchula since 1967, coming from
Arkansas. He was a member of Oak
Grove Baptist Church. He was a
retired carpenter and had served in
the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Dossie M. Evans Sr. and
Ressie Mae Stidham Evans.
Survivors include his wife,
Wilma; one son, Richie Evans of
Zolfo Springs, one daughter, Vivian
Skitka of Wauchula; five brothers,
Gravis Evans of Hamilton, Ala.,
Freddie Evans and Cecil Evans of
Wauchula, Lecil -Evans of Fort
Myers, Donnie Evans of Labelle;
one sister, Charlotte Butts of Fort
Myers; and six grandchildren,
Jessica, Dustin and Jodi Skitka,
James Martin Jr., Billy Evans and
Richie Evans Jr.
Services will be held at 3 p.m.
Friday, March 10 at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel with the Rev. Jim
Williams officiating. Burial is in
Wauchula Cemetery. Visitation is
today (Thursday) 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 9365
U.S. Hwy. 19 N. Ste. B, Pinellas
Park, FL 33782.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


EDGAR "Ed" GENE
HAMPTON
Edgar "Ed" Gene Hampton, 56,
died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at
his home on Elm Terrace in
Ellinjay, Ga.'
He was a retired park manager at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, a
metal weJder and veteran of the
Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife of 33
years, Carolyn Glass Hampton of
Ellinjay, Ga., three daughters and
sons-in-law, Fannie Renee Magann
and Stephen and Aimee' Carrell
and Charles Masters, both of
Canton, Ga. and Myrie'e Dawn
Graham and Robert of Marietta,
Ga.; and five grandsons Joshua
Magann, Christopher Magann,
Jordon Magann, Caleb Masters and
Lucas Graham.
Funeral services were Monday,
March 6, at 1 p.tif: at the funeral
home in Ellijay, Ga. Military grave-
side interment will be in the'Mt:.'
Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in
Ellinjay, Ga. Visitation was at 2
p.m. Sunday.
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel
Ellinjay, Ga.



















BESSIE MAE
LOUMINHOUSER
Bessie Mae Louminhouser, 87,
of Zolfo Springs, died
Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in
Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 6, 1919 in
Cleveland, Tenn. and had been a
resident of Hardee County since
1991, coming from Knoxville,
Tenn. She was a homemaker, a
mother, factory worker during
World War II helping with the
war effort and a hospital O.R
technician. She attended
Crewsville Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter; Linda May of Zolfo Springs;
five sisters, Edell Sewell of
Cleveland, Tenn., Elsie Marshall
of Knoxville, Tenn., Edith
Lemons of Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
Nellie Green of Woodstock, Ill.,
and Corkey Dowell of Dresden,
Tenn.; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Services were held on
Tuesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at
Robarts.TFamily Garden Chapel
with the Rev. Thomas
Knickerbocker officiating. The
family received friends one hour
prior to the service.


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EDWARD DUNKIN
WICKERSHEIN
Edward Dunkin Wickersheim,
90, of Fort Meade, died Thursday,
March 2, 2006, at home.
Born July 25, 1915 at Santa Ana,
Calif., he had been a resident of
Fort Meade for 66 years. He was
owner/operator of The Wickie Co.,
a citrus business, a member of the
First United Methodist Church of
Fort Meade, had been instrumental
in establishing the Presbyterian
Church of Fort Meade where he
was a former deacon and Sunday
school teacher. He was a Mason for
over 55 years.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Edward and Clara Wicker-
shein and sisters Ruth Smith and
Frances Dahlgren.
Survivors include his wife Oleda
Wickersheim of Fort Meade; two
sons, Charles Wickersheim of
Winter Haven and Gerald
Wickersheim of Fort Meade; one
daughter Carol Allen of Fort
Meade; four grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren; and two step-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday from 5 to
7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral
services were Monday, March 6 at
11 a.m. at First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade with Dr.
Brian K. Wilcox officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 S. Arneson
Ave., Auburndale, F1 33823.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


GLADYS L. CUTCHEN
Gladys L. Cutchen, 71, of Arcad-
ia, died March 4, 2006 in Port
Charlotte. .
She had been a resident of
Hardee County all of her life and
was a member of Sandy Baptist
Church. She was a nurse, working
for the Wauchula Hospital and
Florida Hospital for 40 years, as
well as for Dr. Massam and at
Hardee Manor.
Survivors include her husband,
Ralph; one son, Joseph Lee
Hampton Jr. and wife Kay of
Arcadia; two daughters, Margaret
Goodwyn of Coleman and Rene
Fennel of Arcadia; seven grandchil-
dren, Ladetra Biliot. Shawnt .-
Hamptonh, Miranda Van ickle,
Brittany Fennell, Daylon Ffinell ,
Dylan McCall, and Karson Fennell;
and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial
will be at 10 a.m. today (Thursday)
at New Zion Baptist Church
Cemetery with the Rev. Larry
Albritton officiating. Visitation was
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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GLADYS L.
CUTCHEN
Gladys L. Cutchen, 71, of
Arcad-ia, died March 4, 2006 in
Port Charlotte.
She had been a resident of
Hardee County all of her life and
was a member of Sandy Baptist
Church. She was a nurse, work-
ing for the Wauchula Hospital
and Florida Hospital for 40 years,
as well as for Dr. Massam and at
Hardee Manor.
Survivors include her husband,
Ralph; one son, Joseph Lee
Hampton Jr. and wife Kay of
Arcadia; two daughters, Margaret
Goodwyn of Coleman and Rene
Fennel of Arcadia; seven grand-
children, Ladetra Biliot, Shawn
Hampton, Miranda VanSickle,
Brittany Fennell, Daylon Fennell,
Dylan McCall, and Karson
Fennell; and three great-grand-
children.
Graveside services and burial
will be at 10 a.m. today
(Thursday) at New Zion Baptist
Church Cemetery with the Rev.
Larry Albritton officiating.
Visitation was Wednesday, 6-8
p.m. at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel, Wauchula.


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BESSIE MAE
LOUMINHOUSER
Bessie Mae Louminhouser, 87,
of Zolfo Springs, died Wednesday,
March 1, 2006, in Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 6, 1919 in
Cleveland, Tenn. and had been a
resident of Hardee County since
1991, coming from Knoxville,
Tenn. She was a homemaker, a
mother, factory worker during
World War II helping with the war
effort and a hospital O.R. techni-
cian. She attended Crewsville
Baptist Church.
Survivors include' one daughter,
Linda May of Zolfo Springs; five
sisters, Edell Sewell of Cleveland,
Tenn., Elsie Marshall of Knoxville,
Tenn., Edith Lemons of Ft. Wayne,
Ind., Nellie Green of Woodstock,
Ill., and Corkey Dowell of Dresden,
Tenn.; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Services were held on Tuesday,
March 7 at 3 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Thomas Knickerbocker offici-
ating. The family received friends
one hour prior to the service.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


We had a pouring rain early
Saturday morning which did not
last long. More local groves are
being picked of their fruit. I am told
that certain kinds of oranges ripen
at different stages of the year. Fruit
trucks brimming with loads of
oranges roll through on U.S. 17 to
the juice factories.
Many parents who have children
attending Bowling Green Elemen-
tary work in the groves and local
vegetable farms. While on a field
trip last Friday, one student men-
tioned that he was with his family
picking oranges last week as the
yellow Hardee County school bus
rolled through the rural countryside'
to South Florida Community
College for a presentation by musi-
cal star Jack Hartman.

Zachary Durastanti, Mr. and Mrs.
David Durastanti's 5-year-old
grandson, won reserve grand cham-
pion with his pet rabbit, Fluffy, at
the Hardee County 4-H Fair.
Zander, his little brother, was very
proud of him as well as his Uncle
Stuart and Aunt Meredith.
Zachary's rabbit is a Lionhead
breed, new to this country in raising
rabbit livestock.. A 4-H'er only 5
with high honors, I bet Zachary will
be in the paper again next year!
Oh, his brother, Zander, turns 1
year old on March 24.
The Hardee County 4-H is an
excellent organization to belong to
and be involved in. The fair allows
an old-fashioned show of the best
breeds and livestock in the county.

Winter is over now in this neck
of the woods. The last frost in
March was recorded in the 1800s. I
think it is safe to bring out the sun-
block again.

This past week I saw three differ-
ent family dogs lying on the, side of
U.S. 17, one just outside the Two-
Star Nursery. It is a shame that these
pets were not being kept in a safe
environment, as each had wandered
dangerously close to the four-lane
highway. A good dog is a loyal fam-
ily friend regardless of fancy breed.
Homes by the highway in .Bowling
Green must always take extra pre-
caution to protect children and pets
from wandering too near the busy
highway, where cars and trucks
travel at often high speeds both day
and night.


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an hour. Sit with a pretty girl
for an hour, and it seems like a
minute. That's relativity.
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Bowling Green Center Bowling Green, FL Center
Family Services Coordinator
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 areas of the program. Also assists in assessing that health and disability services are provided. Preferred:
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Anunclo para el puesto de coordinator de serviclos para la 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 implementaci6n de servicios sociales y la participaci6n de los padres"
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bajando con niios y families y estar matriculado para obtener un titulo de asociado en Servicios Humanos. Experiencia tra-1
bajando en servicios para la comunidad. Biling0e (espafiol/ingl6s o criollo/ingl6s). Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secun-;
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do antes de cumplir el primer aio de empleo. El salario, inicial es entire $10.44-10.97 por hora. Se ofrece permiso personal, .
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La fecha final para entregar la solicitud es: 03/17/06
Envie su curriculo y su carts de interns o su solicitud de empleo a: Bowling Green Center
5115 Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, FL 33834
Kouwondonate Sevis Fanmi
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djob la ap reskonsab pou fe rekritman ak anwolman san rete pou timoun sant lan ak egzekisyon Sevis Sosyal ak domen
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avek timoun ak fanmi, epi anwolnran aktif nan yon program degree .Asosye; nan zafe!:Sevis;lmen. Eksperyans nan spviS
kominote. Bileng (Panyol/Angle oswa Kreyol/Angle). Akseptabi Diplomn Lekol Segonda/GEDk6k sehk (') an eksperyans' nan
travay avek timoun ak fanmi. Eksperyans nan sevis kominote. Agreman nan zafe Devlopman Familyal oswa ekivalan an oswa'
anwolman aktif nan yon program degree Asosye nan ennan. Sale koumansman a se $10.44-10.97 pa edtan. Gen konje pou
pesonel la, epitou gen plan retreat annako avek patwon an.
Dat femti: 03/17/06
Voye kourikouloum-vite/let ki montre ou enterese oswa aplike nan: Bowling Green Center
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Assistant Teacher
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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-
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Credential for working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school) and two years experience working with
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Anuncio de empleo para el puesto de asistente de maestro
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edades de 6 semanas a 5 aRos de edad en un program de Migrant Head Start. Tendrd la responsabilidad de ayudar en la
implementaci6n de las actividades apropiadas apropiadas para el desarrollo infantil y ayudar en el cuidado de los nifnos 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 ni/iez temprana. Se prefiere: La credencial CDA para trabajar con el grupo de nifios de la edad aprdpiada (beb6s/nifios:
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Teacher
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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
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March 9, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5A


3y JOAN SEAMAN
ipf The Herald-Advocate
". Hardee tracksters picked up
|ome first-place points in a huge
layss meet last Saturday.
' Jose Gutierrez, Thelinor "Lino"
4fena and girls and boys relay teams
lid well in the Bobcat Relays held
it North Port High,. which also
included competitors from Lemon
ay, Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota
nd Out-Of-Door Academy of
radenton.
This week, Hardee is at the Okie
delays in Avon Park today
thursday) and goes back to North
!ort tomorrow for the Bobcat
t vitational.
Next week includes a trip to
bring on Tuesday and the Disney
Showcase in Orlando on Saturday
or those who qualify for an invita-
1ton.
In the unusual relays format,
Scores from all competitors from
one school in each event are com-
bined for the team score. Thus,
pven if one person placed first, the
team score for that event would not
fbe first place.
Overall, Hardee placed fourth for
the girls. Charlotte took the girls
title with 137 points, with 100 for
JVenice, 93 for Lemon Bay, 85 for
ardee, 66 for North Port, and
Sarasota and Out-Of-Door Acad-
my each getting 18 points.
The Wildcats placed fifth overall,
with Sarasota claiming the boys
title with 126 points, followed by
iNorth Port 122, Charlotte 98,
Lemon Bay 82, Hardee 76, Venice
J29 and Out-Of-Door 18.
I Girls highlights show soph
,Andrea Parkinson with outstanding
,performances. She was first in the
Triple jump with a leap of 32'11".
She also placed second in the 100-
;;meter hurdles. Postenea Louisjeune
placed second in the high jump at
44'8".
The girls team of Blanca Ruiz,
Lucy Ruiz, Elizabeth Miller and
'Erica Hernandez won the 1,600-
,imeter sprint relay. In the 4x100-
,,meter relay, Fayett Prine, Kim'
P2ummins, Christina Jena and
Melissa Hollon combined to place
:second. And, in the 4x200-meter
,run,- it was Jena, Prine, Santresa
Harris and Cummins earning third
place.
; Results in other girls events var-


Gets




Start


Lady Wildcats sprinted
around the track In placing
second in the 4x100, third In
the 4x200 and first in the
1,600 sprint medley relay.

ied. In the pole vault, junior Mandy
Cornelius tied for third with a
height of seven foot. Melissa
Hollon finished at 6-6.
Behind Parkinson in the 100-
meter hurdles were Candis Thomas
and Melissa Hollon. Cynthia
Briseno, Miller and Hernandez
were in the 100-meter run. Those in
the 4x100-meter throwers relay
were Louisjeune, Gloria Solils,
Ashley Kerschner and Alexus
Greene.
Placing fourth in the 4x400 relay
were Daisy Escoto, Cornelius and
Harris. For the 4x800, it was Nancy
Ramirez, Maricela Galvan, Vanessa
Hollon and Lucy Ruiz. Combining
for sixth place in the distance med-
ley were Vanessa Hollon, Joia
.Jones, Ramirez and Galvan.
Turning to field events, behind
Parkinson in the triple jump was
Jena in fifth place. Jones was sev-
enth in the high jump, behind
Louisjeune. In the long jump,
Cummins was sixth, followed by
Harris and Prine. "
Solis plaEed ninth in the shot put
with a heave of 24-3, followed by
Kerschner and Greene. Finally, in


PHOTOS BY DIANE BEATTY
lardee runners exchange the baton in the 4x200 run which they
won.. Participating were Jayquan Gandy, Marwin Simmons,
Lisnell Youyoute and Thelinor Jena.


the discus, Kerschner placed fifth
with a throw of 73 feet. Behind her
were Briseno and Louisjeune.
Highlights for the boys include
the two fourth-place finishes for
senior Thelinor Jena, in the high
jump and pole vault. He cleared 5-
6 in the high jump and 10-6 in the
pole vault. Olnell Virgile was
behind him in the high jump. Jose
Gutierrez and Pablo Anselmo fol-
lowed Jena in the pole vault.
In other field events, Lisnell
Youyoute was fourth in the long
jump with a leap of 18'10", fol-
lowed by. Trey Small. Jayquan


Senior Thelinor "Lino" Jena tied for fourth In the pole vault, clearing 10'6".


Gandy was ninth in the triple jump
at 35-11, followed by Virgile and
Jackson Frenot.
Reggie Grizzard was ninth in the
shot put, followed by Lucas
Chaney and Jermaine King. Pierre
Lazarre placed seventh in the dis-
cus with a throw of 119-09, fol-
lowed by Chaney and Grizzard.
In the running events, junior
Gutierrez placed third in the 1,600-
meter run. Of the 20 competitors
in the race, Anselmo placed ninth
and Art Briones 15th.
The team of Gandy, Devon
Lampley, Terry Redden and
Youyoute won the 4x200 relay with
a time of 1:40.43. And winning the
800 sprint medley relay in a time of
1:41.85 was the team of Gandy,
Marwin Simmons, Youyoute and
Jena.
Anselmo, Simmons, Briones and
Gutierrez placed fourth in the dis-
tance medley relay. Demetrios
Coney, Frenot, Simmons and Alex
Flores were fifth in the 1,600-meter
sprint relay.
In the 110 hurdle relay, Lazarre
was seventh and Virgile 17 tenths
of a second behind to place eighth.
Placing third with a time of 54.93
in the 100-meter throwers relay
were Anthony Carlton, King, Jose
Rodriguez and Grizzard.
Yoyyoute Gandy, Redden and
Lampley were in the 4x100 medley
relay.
Finally, Jena, Pete Solis, Frenot
and Carlton placed fourth in the
4x400 and Lee Cortez, Flores, Solis
and Rodriguez were seventh in the
4x800.


TAKE A HIKE
S... ""^ ;THI SCHOOL AM D o! HARDIE COUNTYi I
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COURTESY PHOTO
Students at North Wauchula Elementary recently participated in
the school's annual physical education fundraiser, "Go Take A
Hike." There were 52 students (top) who raised $100 or more.
They received a "Go Take A Hike" T-shirt, which they are wear-
ing in the picture. The three students who raised the most
money earned a Wal-Mart gift card. Top sellers were (Bottom
photo, from left) first place, Joselyn Thompson; second place,
Taylor Graham; and third place, Laina Durrance.


An earthworm has five pairs of "hearts" in the front part of its
body. The hearts help circulate the worm's blood.







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75 ac. total w/55 ac. citrus, deep well, microjet, Ft. Green area, $1,000,000.
21 ac. citrus, mostly Valencia, well w/irrig. 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,
2 frame houses, $3,180,000. cl3:9tfc


We'll Miss You Sharon!


Sharon is a Member Service Representative at our Central


District Office (Wauchula, Florida), and she is retiring.


We're


looking for someone to take her place. Sharon is really great with


our member owners.


always hearing about her professionalism and friendly smile. She
is a fast learner and has lots of experience with customer
service. Sharon is great on the telephone and has exceptional
computer skills. We really love the fact that Sharon makes sure
that our members are taken care of (even when it gets a little bit
stressful)! If you think you can fill Sharon's shoes and would like
to join a fast-paced, team oriented company, please contact
Human Resources at 1-863-767-4691 or barry.terrell@preco.or9
for an application.


A Touchstone Energy" Cooperative _0-A


Peace River Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 1310
Wauchula, Florida 33873


Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all its
programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or
family status.


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
'94 CAVALIER, $400. 245-9190. 3:9p
1997 FORD F-150, needs motor work,
good transmission, body In good con-
dition inside and out. First $1,500
FIRM takes it. 863-767-1541. 3:9p


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


'90 LUMINA VAN se vende, $800 OBO.
781-5903. 3:9p
'97 FORD TRUCK, $3,000 cash. Call
for more info. 781-1062. 3:9c

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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS


Preparatory Math
Preparatory Writing
Mathematics
Social Sciences (Sociology and/or Economics)
Computer Science
Dental Hygiene
Emergency Medical Technician
Nursing (immediate openings)
Application deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2006.
Positions filled subject to budget availability. -
Full-time positions at SFCC offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit
packages including retirement, health & life insurance, and sick leave. Application
forms and detailed position announcements are available in Human Resources,
Building I (Avon Park), at any SFCC campus/center, and on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


I Realtor
1=J 220 N. 6th Avenue | f
.... Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net
SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
**Wauchula Hills Special 3BR/2BA 2002 DW, Spacious
kitchen with skylight, covered carport. Home has been
well maintained and is ready for new owners. $85,000.00.


Beautiful 3BR/2BA 2 Story
brick home in Riverview. This
home is in immaculate condition
and ready for it's new owners.
Screened back and front porch,
1,966 sq. ft. of living area. Being
offered at $179,900. MLS# 178258.
Great Possibilities 9.5 Acres in
Bowling Green with an older frame
home 1 BR/1BA and a singlewide
3BR/2BA. Use it as an investment
for now and build your dream
home later. MLS# 183008. Asking
$225,000.00.
Cute & Cozy home located on
large lot on dead end street in Fort
Meade. 3BR/1BA, 1,176 sq. ft.
heated. Asking $119,000.00.
Nice 2002 DW 3BR/2BA, 1,296
sq. ft. on 1 AC in Bowling Green.
Asking $96,000.


Must see to appreciate 2.2 Acre


Must see to appreciate 2.2+ Acre
with 1997 4BR/2BA Mobile Home
in excellent condition with 16x26
workshop with 12x26 Pole Barn off
back of shed, too many extra's to
mention. Less than 3 miles from
town. Asking $179,000.00.
Spacious Home 3BR/2BA CB
home with 2 efficiencies great for
live in mom, dad or college student.
Each efficiency has a bedroom,
bath, kitchen, living area and AC.
What more could you ask for.
Home is on large corner lot with
well maintained landscaping.
MLS# 179845. Asking $250,000.
Quiet Country Setting Good
Starter Mobile Home or
Investment 2BR/2BA 1992
Singlewide Mobile Home on 1
Acres could also be a great future
homesite. Call for more details.
$65,000.00.


3 Vacant Lots in Charlie Creek
Village in nice quiet area.
$45,000.00 for all three lots what a
deal.
120 Acres Premium Grove and
Pasture'Land Property located
in southeastern Hardee County.
Great homesite or ranch location.
Improved land all fenced in with
well maintained drainage. Being
offered at $2,415,740.00.


146 Acres for $5,500.00 An Acre
- Beautiful land in Ft. Meade near
the Lake Buffum area.
Excellent Location & Great Home
-3 BR/2BA CB home with approx-
imately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area
and a 2 car garage. Located just
west of Wauchula on 10 acres.
Close to schools, shopping and
downtown. Home has new roof,
new insulation, new stucco and
fresh paint. Take a look at it today
call for your appointment. Asking
$469,900.
REDUCED Old Florida at it's Best
- Spacious secluded home located
off Murphy Road in South Eastern
Hardee County. 7.5 acres sur-
rounded by Florida Native wood-
lands, Stock Pond, several out-
buildings and uniquely built dog
pens. This is definitely a MUST
SEE TO APPRECIATE. ALL
THIS FOR ONLY $379,900.00.
Land Listing in Zolfo Springs 5
acres fronting Sasser Road with
pond. Great for residential con-
struction or mobile home.
REDUCED $89,900.00.


Seller motivated 5 Acre Tract -
Located approximately 4 miles east
of Wauchula on the corner of
Bailey and Main. Good Location
for New Home Construction or
Mobile Home. 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
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840


Lawrence A. Roberts
Noey Adam Flores
John Freeman
Amanda Mishoe
Steve Lanier
Lisa Douglas


863) 773-9256
863 781-4585
863 773-6141
863 781-3587
863 559-9392
863 781-3247


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Citrus Removal Land Clearing
backhoe Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driveways Febble Rock, etc.



a 1 Shawn Rimes
,(863) 781-0412

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References Provided Upon Requests


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Classifieds


1985 FORD F-250 pickup, runs good,
$1,500. 863-445-0760. 3:9p


12' ALUMINUM jon boat, 6 H.P.
Johnson motor, motor runs, $900.
863-773-4274. 3:2-9p



MASSAGE CHAIR like new. Paid
$1,800 asking $950.773-3582. 3:9p


BUNK BEDS, top twin, bottom full,
new matresses, $195. 863-532-0663.
3:9p



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.
2:16-3:13c


Shell

GILLIARD FILL DIRT, INC.


Rock
Driveways/Culverts


Fill Dirt


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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AM-SOUTH REALTY

AM-SOUTH REALTY


WAKING REAL, ESrATrE REAL. EASY."
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Coldwel Banker Real Estate Corporation


Sand


Zolfo Springs
Mobile: (941) 456-6507
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WANTED EXPERIENCED MATURE
BOOKKEEPER live on ranch. Must
have valid drivers license. Call 863-
634-7552 or 863-763-5321. 2:16tfc
MAGAZINE DELIVERY Friday only!
Port Charlotte, Arcadia, Wauchula and
Bowling Green area. (239) 225-0390
ext. 206. 3:9p
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME MEDICAL
ASSISTANT/CNA needed for medical
office. Mon.-Fri. position. Great
opportunity for a reliable, mature indi-
vidual. Experience a plus. For consid-
eration, please send resume to 322
South 6th Ave., Wauchula, attention
Office Manager. 3:9-16c


SUNDAY-THURSDAY. Full and part
time janitorial work needed. Call 863-
782-2671. 3:19-16p
HOMEMAKER/CHORE 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
EXPERIENCED CARPENTER needed.
Apply in person at Hardee Car Co.
3:9c
LOOKING FOR clean-up/yard mainte-
nance person. Call Robert at 773-
4744. 3:9tfc


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.
13.03 Acres of grove. This great property comes with an adorable 1 or 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 BA frame house and pole barns. Don't wait to see this, call
Tanya today. Asking only $375,000.
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.
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
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Sales Associates
(after hours)


James V. See, Sr., Broker
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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
Service, and can service other Realtors' listings. cl3:9c:'


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE

D WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Gary 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


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


MORE THAN 2.3 KIDS? Room enough for an above aver-
age sized family in this 4 bedroom/2 bath home with 5
acres. Plenty of room for your large family. Come
stretch out! $182,500.
IF TWO'S NOT ENOUGH. This completely remodeled
home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths to match! It is con-
veniently located In town to cut down on travel. Whole
Iota house to see! $144,900.
EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about this newsworthy
value in North Bowling Green. Top reporter says you
must see this Hwy '17 frontage property. The city is
growing in the. direction of this property. $249,900.
THE TIDE HAS TURNED! If you're budget-minded,
you've got a friend in this 5 acre wooded tract with many
possibilities. It could be a home site or a wooded retreat
for the weekend. Get to know better by calling. $80,000.
LEGEND IN ITS OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. Everyone likes
to drive by this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on
Main Street. This elegant home has hard pinewood
floors and a gorgeous front porch. Rocking chairs wel-
come! Call today to see all of the other special qualities
of this 1920's antique. $179,900.
CAN YOU SMELL IT? Got a nose for opportunity? Get a
whiff of this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse. Would be
a great Investment to rent out or live in yourself. For free
sniff, call 773-2122. $52,500.
IF 5 ACRES IS NOT ENOUGH. I have just the place for
you. 8 acres with a 3 bedroom/2 bath mobile home.
$195,000.


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


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POSITION AVAILABLE for a drafter in
CAD. Need some computer and con-
struction knowledge. Will train. Part-
time to start. Fax resume: 863-735-
0147 or call 863-832-0149. 3:9p
HELP WANTED: Immediate opening
for a general laborer. We service and
install petroleum equipment and relat-
ed services. Valid driver's license
needed. Willing to train the right per-
son. Call (863) 773-2213 for applica-
tion and appointment. EOE/DFWP
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HOURS
Mon. Fri. 8-6
Sat. 8-12

ISe Habia Espanoll


, Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR),

located in Wauchula, FL is dedicated to the rehabilitation
of survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries. We are cur-
rently accepting applications for the following positions.
All interested candidates must be at least 18 years of age
& have a minimum of a HS Diploma/GED.

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE Maintain
employee files to meet state, federal & credentialing
agency specifications. Must be able to multi-task and
respect confidentiality. HR experience a must.

HES ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Assist
nursing staff with appointments, filing, drug screens,
transport arrangements & central supply inventory. Must
have good typing skills and previous medical office expe-
rience.

THERAPISTS PT/OT Current FL Licensure and
experience is required.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT -
Provide direct care to clients. Must be patient, reliable and
trustworthy. No previous experience necessary.

DIETARY SERVI-R -- to 3 years dietary experience
preferred.

C.N.A. Current FL licensure and experience required.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECH Experience preferred,
will train.
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 cl3:9tfc


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PERSON WITH good communication
skills, computer skills, some book-
keeping knowledge, and overall great
personality! Bilingual a+, must be
willing to work on Saturday every
other week. Please send resume to:
P.O. Box 873, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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LOOKING FOR A FUN place to work?
Positions available for bartenders and
cocktail waitresses. Contact Sheila, 9-
5, Mon.-Fri., Bowling Green Country
Club, 245 Hwy. 17 N. 375-9988. 3:9c


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116 REA Rd.
Wauchula
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Wauchula, FL 33873 Bus. (863) 773-0007 ll "
ORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker Fax: (863) 773-0038 Doris Lambert
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker E-mail:Iambertdl@earthlink.net

Buyers Available- We Need Your Listings!
PERFECT FOR THE HORSE LOVER! 2308 square
S feet. 3B/2Bth CB home, located just outside town on 15
S* acres, fenced, plus a large, vinyl siding, 80x80 barn with
4 horse stalls. 2 roll un doors. 2 pole barns, many extras


"1 i- must see to appreciate!
S" Excellent five acre tract in western Hardee County.
S -- Paved road frontage, 6" well perfect home site!
__ __ '__ "____ '_ :' $20,000/ac.
-. WESTERN HARDEE -15 acres cleared pasture with
small barn and 3B/1Bth home; large oaks, paved road
LOOK NO FURTHER! This 3B/2Bth home frontage. $400,000.
is move-in ready. 1838 sq. ft., carpet/ceramic
tile floors, some furniture included in sale. WHAT A BONUS! 12x20 workshop/storage space with
Nice yard wtih automatic sprinkler system E- 19.1t
New roof, metal storage and boat sheds square feet, new washer and dryer, some furniture
$190,000. included. See today! $135,000.


WON"T LAST LONG! Renovated inside and out.
This 3B/lBth, brick front home has ceramic tile floors,
some furniture included with sale. Perfect for young
family or retirement. $145,000.
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.
$120,000.
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/1Bth M/H on nice, large lot with
access to Peace River. Home recently remodeled.
Listed at $70,000.


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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.
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!
Commercial corner lot, good location. Call office for
information.
MOBILE HOME ON 17 ACRES! 2B/1.5Bth. Plenty of
wildlife! $175,000.
STATE ROAD 66 Commercial corner lot and 1200
sq. ft. building. Listed at $195,000.


www.lambertrealty.net
SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: MIKEY COLDING...............781-1698
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK..........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL......781-6971


REALTOR

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REALTY INC. I
402 South 6th Avenue


URBAN COWBOY! Move up to country living within city
limits with a 5-acre tract. It Is close to schools but away
from the city lights. F-R zoning and endless possibilities.
Lasso this one today for only $200,000.
LIFE HAS ITS REWARDS. Many of them are right here In
the pristine setting of this wooded 6.6 acre tract. It Is a
great atmosphere to build a conventional home or
mobile home. Lush cultivation beckons! Now only
$118,800:
TEXAS SIZED LAWN. Oversee your spacious lawn with
pride In this 3 bedroom/2 bath home. It has a 1.6 acre
yard to landscape and a large game room to play in.
The green carpet is rolled out! $250,000.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT! Don't need to guess! Only
$35,000 for this Hwy 66 frontage property Is prime time
value! To,see it for yourself, call 773-2122 today!
READ MY LIPS! THIS DEAL IS HOT! Desperate owner
ready to heat up bargain on this 2 bedroom/I bath home
with new carpet. Don't lose my number: 773-2122.
Call!!! $67,500. --_----
SPRING GREEN AS GOLD. Lush landscaping and super
value on this 3 bedroom/2 bath home. Turn your spring
into pure gold! Cash In fast; see today! $152,500.
FRESHER THAN FRESH! Spring-cleaning already com-
pleted in this 40' Chariot Park Model. It has a large
screened porch to relax on and smell the fresh air.
Located in a peaceful retirement community. To move
into freshness, call to see today. $69,900.


The Herald-Advocate
PRINTERS PUBLISHERS
RO. 130\ 338 Wauchula. FL 33873
Tc1cphone (863) 773-3255
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AUTO DETAILER NEEDED must have
valid driver's license. Apply in person,
Hardee Car Co. 3:9c
LPN FOR DAY shift, no weekends, no
holidays. For confidential considera-
tion, send resume to: Box D, P.O. Box
338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 3:9-16c
BILINGUAL SECRETARY at Hardee
Car Co. Apply in person. 3:9c
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE-
LY: Cashier, stock, and dally cleaning
persons. Full or part-time, Duette
Country Store. Intersection of SR62 &
CR39, Manatee County. Call Lenora at


3 BR/2 B CONCRETE STUCCO nome
In Georgetown subdivision. Screened
porch, deck. New carpet, new roof.
$200,000. Call 773-2945 for appoint-
ment and more info. 3:9-16p


5 BR/2 B BLOCK HOME w/3 lots in
Zolfo. $150,000 OBO. 781-0579. 3:9p
TWO BEDROOM, 2 bath on five acres
and 25x30 metal building with stocked
pond. Call 863-735-2111. 3:9p


NEED SOME BACON? Fair hog for
sale. It's time to stock your freezer.
Contact Ryan (8 yrs. old) 781-0653 or
781-0626. 3:9p
LAYING HENS for sale, $2 each. 773-
3168. 3:9p


FENDER BASSMAN BXR amplifier,
15" speaker and horn, $295. (660)
473-0062. 3:9p
4x8 SHEETS NEW wood paneling,
$6/sheet. 773-6692. 3:9p


Clas sifieds


JOHN DEERE riding mower, 13 H.PR,
$600. 863-773-4274. 3:2-9p
NASCAR SOUVENIRS and col-
lectibles for sale. If interested contact
Gary Jewell at (863) 781-1699. 3:2-9p
RV TRAILER for sale in good condi-
tion and two lots at Charlie Creek
Estate. (863) 781-5437. 2:9-3:9p
STORAGE LOT will store your mobile
homes, RVs, trailers. 767-8822. 2:9tfc


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.
2:16-3:16p

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3 BR/ 2 BATH land/home package.
Owner financing available. Low down
payment. Low monthly payment. (863)
773-2007. 2:16-3:16p
1987 34x12 OAK PARK, park model
with 10' fla. room with windows,
attached carport. Completely fur-
nished, new stove & refrigerator, extra
nice, 2468 Apple Blossom Lane,
Crystal Lake Village. Phone 1-419-
651-7295. 3:9nc
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.

Do what you can, with what you
have, where you are.


FREE BULLDOG/CUR mix puppies.
375-4247 after 5 p.m. 3:9c
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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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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DESOTO COUNTY two lots. 8114
Nancy/Peace River Acres, $42,000;
8519 Rivlera/Sunnybreeze Harbor,
$48,000. 941-358-5325. 3:9-
4:7p
2 1/2 WOODED ACRES on paved
road. Beautiful homesite, new culvert,
board fence entrance, well, $65,000.
941-286-0693. 3:9p
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.landcallnow.com
2:9-3:9p


WILDERNESS TRAVEL trailer, Florida
room, shed, good condition. 863-767-
0387. 3:9p


Help Wanted
Florida Fertilizer Needs Truck Drivers and a Housekeeper.
We need drivers with a clean CDL "A" license, HazMat, tanker
endorsements, & 21 years old. Full time job, home each night, &
great benefits package.
We need someone to clean our office part-time. will train the right

person. Hours are M-F, 1 to 5.
Applicants need to apply at our office and must pass a drug test,
we are a drug-free workplace. 3:9c


LOL'S REALTY
1534 YANCY STREET
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.


39 53
****** WAUCHULA ******

417 N. 9TH

5 BEDROOMS

2 BATHROOMS
* ... "NEW METAL ROOF o -


EXTRA LARGE LOT

NEW PAINT

ASKING $80,900.00


JAMES COLLIE
OFFICE 1-941-627-2769
CELL 1-941-628-7835
CELL 1-863-412-8932
FAX 1-941-627-1741


LIC. ASSOCIATE


OPPeftTU"tITY


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BIG DEALS -

FROM BIG DAN!

i AM THE BIGGEST USED CAR *

DEALER IN THE COUNTY!


$ The Pice is Right $
We will not be undersold & we'll match or beat anybody's price!

1998 Chevy $10 1999 Chevy Blazer
75,000 actual miles 86,000
Low Down Payments | actual miles
.....x..x... ...........x... w... ...... x


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BUY
HERE!


PAY
HERE!


t -4 U.S. Hw. 17
Dan 3754441 Bowng reen Jimmy Hill
Da ..... Hl (across from Presto) JH

STax, tag & title not included. Hill's Auto World is not responsible for typographical errors. 3:9C
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We Finance Everyone!
You don't need credit! You don't need a job!
All vou need is a Down Payment!


Ucckin i) 3 a3arerUahI


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
Great Personality
Honesty
Self-motivation

We offer salary plus commission
and a benefits package:
Health*-Life*
401K*Bonus Plan*Paid Vacation*


Please apply in person.
See Kevin Hanchey or Mark Faye


* DODGE JEEP


.CAB


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HOSPICE
OPPORTUNITIES
Join the Good Shepherd
Hospice team in providing
compassionate, end of life
care throughout Highlands
and Hardee counties.
PATIENT FAMILY
COUNSELOR, MSW
Assess patient/family needs and
provide a variety of psychosocial
services in a home setting.
Qualified candidates will posses
a Master's in Social Work and
Florida LCSW license (or be
license eligible). Healthcare,
Interdisciplinary team and family
dynamics experience a plus.
-LPN
Full Time
Provide care at the bedside for
one patient the entire shift. Three
12-hour shifts (Friday-Sunday),
8p-8a.
LPN's
Per Diem
Provide continuous care at the
bedside for one patient the entire
shift, 4p-12a & 12a-8a available.
Flexible schedules that require
only one weekend per month!
Interested candidates, should
send resumes to: Human
Resources, fax (863) 687-
6977; or call (863) 682-0027.
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Classifieds-


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
I I


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) 1:l


RV FOR SALE 767-8822. 3:2tfc


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack UIIlrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:9c
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, store
fronts, offices, warehouse, storage,
build to suit. 773-6616. 2:9-3:9p


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


HELP WANTED -
Seeking a Customer Service oriented individual to
work in our office with a variety of responsibili-
ties. Ideal candidates will process same sales,
transportation and accounting background. Some
duties include but would not be limited to placing
customer orders, routing trucks, invoicing and pri-
marily Accounts Payable. Salary commensurate
with experience. Interested candidates should fax
resumes to: Kevin @ 863-735-1172. c13:9, 16c


THE


24-Hour Emergency Towing LoweastPossible Rates Fast, Reliable Serice


^ Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green


-3 *Brge(83) 71-336S


WOW! A Must See! Check out this 2005 DW MH 3BR/2Ba on a
100' X 100' Lot. Large living room, great master BR and Bath. 2
storage sheds.. All for just $89,900.
Back on the market. 3BR 2 Bth including guest quarters. Can be
zoned as a duplex. Well maintained. $168,000.
QWNER MOTIVATED! Drastically Reduced! Moving out of state.
Make Offer on this 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 $295,000.00
CALL ME ABOUT 700 +- ac HUNTING PROPERTY IN ALA. 8
HR. DRIVE.
New Listing 9 beautiful acres off St Rd 66. Citrus, mango, avacado
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. c3:9c


EFFICIENCY APARTMENT Wauchula;
electric, gas and DSL Internet Includ-
ed, $500 deposit, $650/month. 773-
3530. 3:9p
OFFICE FOR RENT Carlton Street,
Wauchula, $350 monthly. 863-781-
3570. 3:2-9c
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


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


PAINTING AND WALLPAPERING,
pressure washing, texturizing ceil-
ings. Free estimates. 773-3168. 3:9p
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
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


Don't lose your house!


Call illyAHill FIRST

(83)71-6.


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


Call today!

e1o2 .


Billy Hill


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ROL'S REALTY
1534 YANCY STREET
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.
33952


Bowling Green ******

3863 FUSSELL

Concrete Block


2 Bedroom


1 Bathroom


New Roof
2.5 Acres
New Paint
Large Kitchen

ASKING $95,000


JAMES COLLIE
OFFICE 1-941-6272769
CELL# 1-941-6287835
CELL# 1-863-412-8932
FAX# 1-941-6271741


LIC. ASSOCIATE


0
twift. W"SI4
OPPORTUNIt?


CAROL'S REALTY
1534 YANCY STREET
t,,fPy ^ PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.
33952
BOWLING GREEN ****

Quick-Lube & Auto Repair

5101 US Hwy 17

2 Auto Lifts Large Compressor

Tire Changing Equipment

Built in 1956

Concrete Block & Stucco

2 Commercial Lots

ASKING $130,000.


JAMES COLLIE


OFFICE
CELL
CELL
FAX


LIC. ASSOCIATE


1-941-627-2769
1-941-628-7835
1-863-412-8932
1-941-627-1741


B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesouhd.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
FRANK'S LAWN CARE: Commercial,
residential, licensed, Insured. Free
estimates. 781-7360. 2:9-4:13p
ATTENTION! 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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POLK PAINTING,. Interior, exterior,
free estimates, licensed and Insured.
Mike Thomas at 863-412-9169.
'1:19-3:16p
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
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.
7:18tfc
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


HELP WANTED

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
3 years minimum office experience.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Send resume to
RO. Box 686 Wauchula, FL 33873.
c13:9-30D

CITY OF WAUCHULA
Maintenance Technician 1
Accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Technician 1.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
* Builds, repairs, and installs counters, cabinets, benches,
partitions, floors, doors, building framework, and trim.
* Forms and finishes concrete slabs and surfaces.
* Installs glass in windows, doors, and partitions.
* Replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile, and wall coverings.
* Builds cabinets and other wooden equipment in carpenter
shop or on the job, as required.
* Installs items such as window shades, venetian blinds, and
curtain rods, wall fans, and door locks.
Knowledge:
Must have strong working knowledge of all relevant carpentry
tools and equipment; strong working knowledge of building
codes and correct construction techniques. Knowledge of safety
rules and equipment associated with building trades.
Certificates and Licenses:
Must be in possession of a valid Class D commercial driver's
license or willing-to obtain one. -..
Applications may be obtained at the City Hall office:
City of Wauchula
126 S 7th Ave
Wauchula, FL 33873
FAX: (863) 773-6376
Position closes 03/15/06. Drug Free Work Place, Veterans'
Preference, and Equal Opportunity Employer. 3:9c





Joe LDavis


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REALTORS
*lm (863) 773-2128


REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


Monica Reas
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! 20 ac.
Hamlin grove between Avon
Park & Wauchula. Mostly
young trees, increasing in pro-
duction with micro-jet irriga-
tion. $260,000!
3 BR, 1 bath CB home in
Wauchula on Orange St.
Convenient location. $120,000!
CB home. 4 BR, 2 bath on
Saunders St in Wauchula.
$99,000!
Triplex-home & 2 rentals on Fl.
Ave. Close to schools. $130,000!
Ten 5-6 ac. tracts. Friendship
area of Hardee Co. Owner
financing. Some deed restric-
tions. $125,000 each!
300 ac. grove, Desoto Co.
Hamlin on Cleo, Valencia on
Swingle. $5,000,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Two 6 ac.
tracts in southern Hardee Co.
Beautiful pasture fenced and
deed restricted. ine tract has
small lake. Now $108,000 each!
18 acs. prime development.
South side of Bowling Green.
Future land use is Highway
Mixed Use. $622,000!
Price reduced on this 3 BR, 1
bath home sitting on 0.9 ac.
Just east of town $150,000.
Completely remodeled inside.
Nice lot with room to grow!
RFALTOAASSOCI
KENNY SANDERS.-....781-0153
RICK KNI0GHT.---- 773-2472
MONICA RFAS 773-9609


Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the
m Inverness area. Two minutes
From boat landing to the
Withlacootchee One tract has
well, septic & electric plus fill
for your home.$60,000!
Beautiful 10 ac. homesite, pas-
ture, woods on paved road.
$180,000!
You won't find anything better
than this 20 acs. of beautiful
pasture located close to town.
Paved road frontage, culvert,
and board fence entrance.
Listed for $280,000!
4 BR, 2 bath home in Golfview
with 2457 living SF. New A/C,
1 yr old roof, in ground
screened pool, landscaped yard,
and appliances. $250,000!
GREAT LOCATION!
Residential lot in Frostproof
ready for your home. This
50'x330' lot is priced at $11,500!
Just what you are looking for!
This beautifully maintained 2
BR, 2 bath, MH in Brookside
Bluff includes all appliances,
golf cart and some furniture!
85,000! Adjacent to "The
Bluffs" 18- hole championship
golf course.
AMES AFTER HOU ..
DAVID ROYALI--- 781-34,97
SANDY LARRISON.M 32-013
MIKE NICHOI*10ON


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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND Ideosto-
my supplies now In stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
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
The impossible is often the
untried.


Help Wanted
Part Time Administrative Assistant
20-25 hours per week, very competitive pay
Efficient At: Microsoft Office, Excel, Word
Analytical skills a must
Monday 8:00-4:00 Tuesday 8:00-12:00
Wednesday Flex Thursday Flex Friday Flex
Fax resume to 863-735-0355 Attention Samantha3
cl3:9p



Help Wanted
Progresive Ear(y Ch TINhoo04
Deve(opMent Center
Now Hiring
App(v at 1*49 ManleY R4 VWauchu(a
Phone77M -581 3:2,9c


1 PARKER FILL DIRT -
DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal* Stump Removal '
Dragline Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil Bulldozer *
Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415 c,3:c

Al TypesRoofing
Repairs HARDEE 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.
cl2:16-3:30p


ALL STEEL
BUILDINGS
25'x25'x7' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
1 9x7 Roll-up, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab Installed $11,395*
30'x30'x9' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed $16,895*
25'x3.0'x9' All Steel Garage (3:12 Pitch)
2- 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door, (pictured
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Instailed- $16,995*
Installed by independent licensed contractor
- We Custom Build (We are the Factory)
- Meets or Exceeds Florida Wind Code 800 920-1601
- Many Sizes Available METAL SYSTEMS, LLC
- Florida "Stamped" Engineered c www.metalsystemslc.com
Drawings (Included) cll:12tfc www'metalsystemsi1c-com


MIAD O A AL




*, A g- A ; -
2 bedroom, 1 bath, frame home. Excellent location. 324 Shelton Ave.
Wauchula $65,000.
3 Rental houses in Ona. Current rental $900 per month, includes 1/4 acre
C-1 on SR 64W. $140,000.
B aateroker Ii t~~bAsesoniatestIiin .vAssciuaten l


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.
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.


Classifieds


3 FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday only,'
8-?, furniture, baby Items, clothes and
lots more. 322 Park Drive, Wauchula,
Rlvervlew Heights Subdivision. 3:9p
EDNA'S PLACE Lots of refrigerators,
washers, dryers, stoves and beds.
3:9c
1 PARK MODEL, 1 RV w/room, and 1
large RV w/room. 767-8822. 3:9tfc
OASIS TRAILER PARK Saturday, 8-?,
comer of SR66 Schoolhouse Rd. 3:9p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY, 8-?, 3415
Thoroughbred Rd., Wauchula. Turn
north on Hollandtown off east Main,
1st dirt road on right, 1st mobile home
on left. 3:9p
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: 838 N. Hollandtown
huge multi-family. 3:9p
FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 1751 Star Ave.,
Wauchula. 3:9p
PARK WIDE DRIVEWAY sale: Crystal
Lake Village, Saturday, 9-? 3:9p


SATURDAY, 7-12, 307 Park Drive,
.Rivervlew. Furniture, housewares,
toys, clothing. 3:9p
MOVING SALE: Friday, Saturday,
Sunday, 8-?, 4418 Central, BG, off
Banana Street. Everything must go!
Something for everyone. 3:9p
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 904 South 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Lots of misc. 3:9p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY: 1664 Broadus
Williams Road (off 64 East) Zolfo
Springs, 735-2296. Lots of good stuff.
3:9p


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUR Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous In
Hardee County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. tfc
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
Installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


Legal Assistant/
Paralegal Needed
Real estate, probate, and civil litigation pref
but not necessary. Salary commensurate
with exp. Send resume to: Kenneth B.
Evers, RA., RO. Drawer 1308, Wauchula, FL
33873 c13:2,9c


Temporary or
Permanent
Personnel and
Payroll Services


m .'


Payroll
Federal and State
Taxes
Deposits
Tax Reports
Worker's Comp,
FICA.
Year End W2's


IPLABO
SOLUTIONS
Personnel Services

CONTACT:


ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula


(863) 773-9225

J-N-T's
MOWING SERVICE


10:21tfc


SpocieqWng Ina
Lot.Clearing rt orji l
Fenrice Builing .... r" Bas iglwo ng3 i
Brush Removal Pasture/Gro e Mo ing -



^ RE-OPEN


Every Friday, Saturday, !
Sunday
SRestrooms
*Water
*Electric

Bowling Green Flea Mar&
781-1062 c, 10:20oc


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.
New Listing: 3BR/1BA. Very nice home in Zolfo. Central H/A, appli-
ances, vinyfsiding with metal roof. $115,000.
Approximately 40 acres. Call for information.
2.10 acres parcel in Pioneer Acres. $30,000.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $23,000 per acre.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


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

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


cl 2:16-3:9c


Carol Tomblln CAROL'S
-POOL
SERVICE
-10 Year Experlence-
.Certified & Insured
I Office: 863-452-6026
'Cell: 863-449-1806
P.O. Box 974 Avon Park, FL 33826
cl4:28t


FRIDAY: 7:30-?, SR66 In. front of
Roosters, Zolfo. Corner of Marion and
Redding St. 3:9p
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 7-12. 11 5th St.
NE, Ft. Meade. 3:9c
SATURDAY: 3608 CR664A, BG, little
bit of everything. 3:9p


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 cl 2:16-3:9c




WE Pay Casu


FOR HOUSES


A(D LaID


Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460


BILL STATON
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The


Lonestar
CoxnstrK-u.ction Corp. -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


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. ci3:2-9c


"On The Job

RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409 ,
John Reschke CCC-045925
Bil Reschke c14:21tfc License CBC-12430


PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC |
Bobeat and Crano P orvieo Troo Trimming
Comploto Troo Removal
*FREE ESTIMATES*

(883) 781-2089
Lieonsed a Insured Aceopt M/C a Vi11


The City of Wauchula will be accepting applications for a
Mechanic position. Applicants must have knowledge of con-
struction, assembly, adjustment and maintenance of a wide
variety of automotive equipment. Skill in applying methods
and techniques in the use of automotive and diesel repairs.
Skill in operating heavy equipment. Experience in diesel
engines, fuel injection, aerial bucket trucks, electro-hydraulic
controls, electronic engine controls and DOT certified brakes.
Must possess Class "B" CDL or willing to obtain one. High
School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Applications
may be obtained at the City Hall office, 126 S 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and must be returned by Wednesday March 15,
2006 at 5:00 p.m. The City of Wauchula is a Drug Free
Workplace. EOE/DFWP 3:9c


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.


Fax 863-773-9865 -


Office 863-773-4779


SJimmy &Tammy McNabb
Ucensed & Insured
Office 863-735-2902 Cell 863-781-6703
Nextel 161*149209*3 Fax 863-735-0126


Fax (863) 375-9929


STORM
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ZERO TOLERANCE
Zero tolerance is a policy that is a state-mandated part of the discipline
code in every school district. Recently, I have been asked what "zero toler-
ance" means and how, specific41-'- it is implemented in our schools. I
thought I would share some infori..,g with you to help you understand
the laws under which we operate. /
The governing law is Florida Statat*(F.S.) 1006.13, and Paragraph (1)
(a) of that law reads:
(1) Each district school board shall adopt a pol-
icy of zero tolerance for (a) Bringing a
firearm or weapon, as defined in Chapter 790
(my emphasis), to school, to any school func-
tion, or onto any school-sponsored transporta-
tion or possessing a firearm at school.
Virtually anything can be used as a weapon, so the above-mentioned
Chapter 790 provides the official state definition of a weapon. Again, the
emphasis is mine:
F.S. 790.001 (13): "Weapon" means any dirk,
metallic knuckles, slingshot, billie, tear gas gun,
chemical weapon or device, or other deadly
weapon except a firearm or a common pock-
etknife.
It may seem strange to exclude firearms from a list of weapons, but
there is a separate body of laws dealing with firearms. For anything (oper-
able or inoperable, loaded or unloaded) that meets the definition of a
firearm (F.S. 790.115 and 810.095), the Hardee County .School District
imposes the same penalty at all grade levels: 10 days out-of-school suspen-
sion, recommendation for expulsion and referral to law enforcement.
But What about those pocketknives, as common in rural Hardee County
as a set of car keys?
Remember, state law does not define a common pocketknife as a
weapon, therefore mere possession is not a valid legal reason for expulsion,
unless it is used in a threatening or intimidating way.
In fact, there is a misconception about the whole idea of zero tolerance.
"Zero tolerance" simply means there will be consequences, and school dis-
tricts are allowed some flexibility within the confines of the law.
In 1995, the Hardee School District adopted a Code of Student
Conduct that called for the following penalties for simple possession of a
pocketknife. All of these penalties are for a first offense:
Grades K-5. Principal's judgment and parent
notification.
Grades 6-8. Up to five days out-of-school sus-
pension and confiscation.
Grades 9-12. Up to five days out-of-school sus-
pension and confiscation.
At every grade level, however, a second instance of possession of a
pocketknife, even if not used in a threatening or intimidating manner, may
result in a recommendation for expulsion.
Coping with discipline issues is something with which all schools con-
tend on a daily basis, and one principle guides our district code, i.e. have
we balanced common sense with the need to provide a safe environment for
our students, at the same time as we stay within the confines of applicable
Florida laws? : .
Since it was 1995 .since we last revised our Code of Student Conduct,
I have formed a committee to review 'ur policies and procedures and make
recommendations for any changes. That work will be completed prior to the
start of the 2006-07 school year.
In the meantime, it is difficult to have a full and complete discussion
on this complex issue with one newspaper column. Should you have ques-
tions or concerns about the information I have provided, I encourage you to
call me. I would be happy to talk with you in person.




On The Local Links
CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES' LEAGUE
Bankers handicap was the game of the week. Jan Brinker took first
place with 39. Marilyn Funkhouser came in second with 41. Nancy King
and Donna Gervase tied for third place with a 44. Donna was also closest
to the #3 pin.
HUSBAND AND WIFE FUN DAY
There was a nice turn-out for this event. First place went to Carl and
Shirley Harmon with a gross score of 33. Second place was taken by John
and Fran Posey with 36. Don and Carol Susko took third place. The next
outing will be on March 14.

CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE
Net points was the game played this week. Bob Salefski took first
place,with 21,in Division A. There was a three-way tie for second place.
Ray Baker, Loyd Lankford and Fred May each came in with 20.
The Division B winners were as follows: Ross Law at 24; LeRoy
Behymer with 21; and Les Ascot, Charlie McKnight and Bob Keener tying
for third with 19.
First place, in Divison C, was Al Johnson with 23. Tying for second,
With 19, were Bert Barr, Harold Johnson and George Strausbaugh.
A tie for first place occurred in the D Division between Bill Frodsham
and Frank Stephan with a 24. Walt Anderson claimed third with 21.

TORREY OAKS LADIES' LEAGUE
T's and S's minus one half of the handicap was the game played by this
league. Fran Posey took first place with 14. A tie, at 15, gave Shirley
Swisher, Nancy King, Edie Thompson and Jackie Bayer second place.
Jackie was also closest to the #3 pin.





SPRING PLANTING ON SCHEDULE
Mild temperatures along with sunshine Feb. 27-March 5 allowed
growers to make good progress with field activities. Most localities report-
ed no measurable rainfall during the week, except for almost an inch in
Daytona Beach.
Temperatures at the major stations averaged two degrees below normal
to two degrees above normal. Daytime highs were in the 70s and 80s.
Evening lows were in the 30s, 40s and 50s, with Marianna recording at least
one low in the 20s.
Field Crops
Spring planting preparations are under way in Panhandle areas. Dry
conditions allowed field preparations for corn, soybean and peanut planti-
ng in Jackson County. Rains are needed to help soil moisture levels in most
areas. Sugarcane harvesting remains active in the Everglades.
S Soil moisture supplies are mostly short to adequate in the Panhandle,
with a few pockets of surplus supplies. Madison County reported short to
.surplus soil supplies. Topsoil moisture in the central and southern Peninsula
is mostly short to adequate.


PUBLIC NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


hereby gives notice that as of March 15th 2006, we will no longer accept
applications for any housing assistance programs including First Time
Homebuyer, Replacement and/or Rehabilitation or Rental Assistance,
through the following programs: State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Program, Hurricane Housing Recovery (HHRP) Program or the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Program. All funding for Fiscal
Year 2005/2006 has been allocated. The application cycle will re-open when
future funding becomes available. Additional information may be obtained by
calling 863-773-6349. 3:9c


THURS.* MARCH 9
V/Hardee County Advisory
Board of the Early Learning
Coalition of Florida's Heartland,
regular meeting, Hardee Office,
324 U.S. 17 S., Wauchula, 4:30
p.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Hardee-
Junior High School Media
Center, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

FRI., MARCH 10
&/Hardee County-Ctimmis-
sion, planning session, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
MON., MARCH 13
*Wauchula City. Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m. -....
&/Project Graduation, regular
meeting, Peace Valley Lutheran
Church, 1643 Stenstrom Rd.,
Wauchula, 7 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Town Council,
regular meeting, City Hall, 104
E. Main St., Bowling Green, 7
p.m..
TUES., MARCH 14
VBowling Green City Com-
mission, regular meeting, City
Hall, 104 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, 7 p.m.
WED., MARCH 15
/Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland, Coaltion
Board Meeting, South Florida
Community College, 2968 U.S.
17 N., Bowling Green, 8:30 a.m.


THURS., MARCH 16
*/Hardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Commis-
sion Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.


Letter To The Editor


Hardee County Jail


Needs B
Dear Editor,
I read with great interest that
Hardee County had $30 million for
civic use (Herald-Advocate.March-.
2) and wonderedwfiy the jail does
not serve decent food?
It must be a matter of funding
because certainly no one could


!INRAT




Youth Rodeo
Finals On Friday
Reality Ranch is hosting its
Youth Ranch Rodeo Finals
tomorrow (Friday). Reality
Ranch is on SR66 about 2.5
miles east of Zolfo Springs.
Sign-in will be from 6 to 6:45
p.m. and the rodeo will begin at
7. Admission is free and conces-
sions will be served. For addi-
tional information, contact
Randy Johnson at 735-8600 or
735-9517.

Food Give Away
Set For Friday
Faith Temple and Cutting
Edge Ministries are distributing
food tomorrow (Friday) at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center at the corner of Altman
and Stenstrom roads.
The distribution will be from
8:30 to 10 a.m. For more infor-
mation, call Pastor Wendell
Smith at 773-3800.

Class Reunion
Being Planned
Members of the Hardee
Senior High Class of 1956 are
interested in having a class
reunion.
If other graduates are interest-
ed, contact Alice Avard Grimes
of 4155 Forest Dr. Mulberry, Fl.
33860 or at 863-425-3981.

Baseball Draft
On Thursday
The Bowling Green Youth
Baseball will hold its draft this
Thursday at the Bowling Green
City Hall, 104 E. Main Street.
The draft is for already regis-
tered youth.
Anyone interested in coaching
or volunteering can call .781-
5484 or 375-3338. The first sea-
son game is scheduled for
Monday, April 3 at Pyatt Park.


better Food
serve such a distasteful and ill-pre-
pared menu from simple mean--
spiritness.
Perhaps readers, with charitable
organization connections, could
make arrangements with local
farmers and ranchers to donate
butcher steers, hogs and chickens to
provide recognizable foot items.
Real beef, pork such as chops,
bacon and sausage, and chicken
beyond a child's meal would be
welcome as well as astonishing.
Vegetables other than daily green
peas and diced carrots would seem
humane.
Salt and pepper, sugar and butter
servings are non-existent. That
would help as would coffee and
juice in sufficient amounts as to not
be watered down into unrecogniz-
able "drinks." More milk than one
tiny glass a day and cereal variety
doesn't seem as excessive request.
With everyone eventually having
a relative, neighbor or friend "visit-
ing" Hardee Jail, the community
may wish to improve the decency
and nutrition of basic food services.
H.L. Winslow
Hardee County Jail
Response from sheriff's office: The
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Jail
serves over approximately 100,000
meals on an annual basis. Each are
well-balance, nutritional meals that
are approved by a certified licensed
dietitian.


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I WAS A PART i FHE( tOB
Iris and J.N. never really approved of a mob or any other form of civil
disobedience. Since we are seeing so much mob action worldwide, I
thought of the time in my life when I was part of a mob.
I was reading the winter edition of Auburn Magazine, the official pub-
lication-of Auburn University Alumni, and found a letter written by Guy
Mitchell from Rosewell, Georgia. Guy was a freshman in 1968, and he
recounted a story about being part of a mob at Auburn that year. I was there
and part of the same mob.
The talk around campus was about a basketball game between
Auburn and Louisiana State that night. I remember it wasn't so much about
the game itself, but a particular young player named "Pistol Pete"
-Maravich, the LSU team star. Actually it was my senior year, and I had
skipped my Senior Awards Banquet to go to the basketball game and watch
him play.
It was the year before Auburn's Field House was finished, and they
were still playing in what was called the basketball "barn." It only seated
about 3,500 people, and when I got close there must have been about
10.,000 people standing in line for tickets.
The line situation deteriorated quickly, and it wasn't long before every-
body was pushing and shoving trying to get to the ticket window. I was one
of the lucky ones to get a ticket, but when I turned around there was no way
to get through the dense human wall of guys in front of us.
One student climbed up on the counter and fell out on the outreached
arms of the crowd, and they actually walked him over on their. hands like a
giant centipede to the entrance of the "bam." After that the rest got to ride
on top of that human people-mover that dropped us off at the entrance to
the barn.
"Pistol Pete" Maravich was famous for his basketball exploits and was
nothing short of phenomenal. He always wore the same pair of big, baggy,
dirty socks at every game he played. That evening he scored 44 points with
three people hanging all over him but without any support from his own
team. Auburn managed to win the ball game, but it was one of the real treats
of my life to see "Pistol Pete" play basketball.
The next year Auburn moved to the new coliseum, and I'm sure noth-
ing like that ever happened again, but come to think about it nobody ever
called me about the award I should have received at the Senior Awards
Banquet that night.


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Thursday, March 9, 2006


PAGE ONE


Wildcats Have


Winning


Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat nine put
another trio of victories in the book
last week.
The wins put the Wildcats at 5-0
in the regular season and 9-1 over-
all, counting the 4-1 preseason
games. The Cats are also undefeat-
ed in Class 4A-District 10 competi-
tion.
This week the Cats practiced
until today (Thursday) when they
travel to Lemon Bay. The game
tomorrow night is at home against
another district rival, DeSoto.
Next week's three games are all
at home. District foe Palmetto
comes in on Tuesday, Lakeland
High on Wednesday and Sebring on
Friday.
HARDEE 8, AVON PARK 3
Player of the Game


#44 Jake Benavides
The Cats took on the 3-2 Avon


Park Red Devils at home last
Tuesday, gained five runs in the
first inning and cruised to an 8-3
victory.
The Cats tagged the Red Devils
early for five runs. Weston Palmer,
Will Krause and Robbie Abbott sin-
gled, Briant Shumard was safe on a
fielder's choice which was muffed
and also kept Abbott aboard.
Gilliarad sacrificed. A sacrifice by
designated hitter Cody Gullatt and
RBI singles by Justin Altman and
Palmer completed the inning.
In the top of the first, Benavides
had struck out a pair of Red devils,
allowed one hit and issued a pass
on a hitbatsman. He retired the side
one, two, three in the second
inning. A double play erased
Hardee efforts after Abbott had sin-
gled.
In the third inning, the Wildcats
tacked on another trio of tallies.
Gilliard opened with a double and
Gullatt and Justin Painter each sin-
gled. Palmer was safe on a fielder's
choice which caught Gullatt com-
ing home. Painter scored easily on
a Benavides single and Palmer kept
going around third and slid in under
the tag for the final Wildcat run of
the game.
Hardee got reckless in the top of
the seventh and committed three
errors before shutting down the
Red Devils after they scored three
times.
"It was a great game, a great win
against a quality district opponent.
We played good defense, outstand-
ing and need to play with that ener-


gy every time out," commented
head coach Steve Rewis.
Palmer, Krause, Abbott, Gilliard,
Gullatt and Altman each stroked a
pair of hits.
HARDEE 11, FORT MEADE 1
Player of the game


#28-Jake Spencer
In a game rescheduled from Feb.
22, the Cats allowed the Miners
only one score in the lopsided win
which ended after five innings on
the 10-run mercy rule.
The Miners got on the board first,
taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the
opening inning. With one down
on strikes, Trevor Spears singled to
right center and J.J. Escobar fol-
lowed with a triple which went all
the way to the left field fence.
Wildcat junior Jake Spencer settled
down and struck out two more bat-
ters. He added four more strike-
outs over the next four innings.
Gullatt smacked a double, single


Basketball Awards Given


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee basketball players
received their rewards in recent
weeks.
Although the Lady. Wildcat
awards were given out earlier, the
Wildcat presentations were on
March61:""
Claiming that coveted Most
Valuable Player award were senior
Kim Cummins for the girls and
junior Weston Palmer for the boys.
Each team also had a variety of
other awards. Head coach Don
Gray presented the Coaches Award
to Joia Jones, Ciara Lambert and
Santresa Harris.
Gray named Cummins the Top
Offensive Player and D.K. Davis
the Top Defensive Player. The Top
Rebounder Award went to Gloria
Solis. Junior Christina Jena was
presented with the Most Improved
Award and older sister Thelicia
Jena won the Consistency Award.
Lone freshman Sabrina Holmes
was named the Rookie Of The Year.
Cummins earned the only four-


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Palmer Cummins


year award, while the Jena sisters
and Davis have three-year awards,
Lambert and Solis two-year awards
and Holmes, Jones, Harris and
Paige Avery the first-year awards.
For the boys, Jermaine King was
named Defensive Player of the Year
and Palmer took the Offensive
Player of the Year nod. Soph
Arnold Louis claimed the Most


Improved Award and Chairman Of
The Boards Award..
Seniors Robbie Jones and
Thelinor "Lino" Jena, King and
Palmer each received three-year
awards. Olnel Virgile, Mark St.
Fort and Louis earned two-year
awards and Terry Redden, Trey
Smalls and Tyrone Pace were pre-
sented first-year awards.


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 Booker 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.
Boys Weightlifting Avon Park Away 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 Boys Weightlifting Ridge Away 4 p.m.
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.
March 17 Boys/Girls Tennis Lemon Bay Away 4 p.m.
JV Baseball Sebring HOME 4:30 p.m.
Girls Softball Braden River HOME 6 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Sebring HOME 7 p.m
March 18 Boys/Girls Track Disney Showcase Away 9 a.m.
March 20 Boys/Girls Tennis Palmetto Away 3:30 p.m.
Girls Softball Haines City HOME 5:30/7:30
March 21 Girls Tennis Port Charlotte Away 3:30 p.m.
Girls Softball DeSoto HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof HOME 7 p.m.
March 22 Boys Weightlifting Haines City Away 4 p.m.
JV Baseball St. Albans HOME 4:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball St. Albans HOME 7 p.m.


and RBI sacrifice to pace the Cats,
who opened with three runs in the
home half of the first inning.
Palmer and Krause both drew
walks and Abbott and Shumard
were both hit by pitches. A Gilliard
fielder's choice and the Gullatt sac-
rifice brought Krause and Abbott
home.
Fort Meade changed pitchers and
slowed the Cats for a couple of
innings. They broke loose in the
fourth inning with four more
scores. Gilliard beat out an infield
single to deep short. Gullatt singled
to right field to put runners on the
corners. A Cody Greene fielder's
choice caught Gilliard coming
home. Justin Painter was hit by a
pitch and Remington Adams drew a
walk.
By the time the dust settled,
Gullatt, Greene, Painter and Adams
had scored on a Palmer sacrifice,
Krause hit and walk to Abbott.
Adams rounded third on the Krause
hit and a left fielder's error. When
the overthrow came into the plate,
Adams slid. The catcher swiped his
glove on Adams' hand, but didn't
have the baseball in it. Holding it in
his other hand gave the run to
Adams.
Hardee got the needed runs for
the win in the bottom of the fifth.
Again Gilliard started it, this time
when hit by a pitch. Gullatt doubled
up the middle. With one down,
Painter also doubled, scoring
Gilliard and Gullatt. Adams sin-
gled. With two down, a walk, hit
batter and Shumard single brought
the runners home. Adams made the
11th run, the last one needed for the
10-run rule.
"Tonight was another big win.
Everyone contributed. A lot of the
younger guys showed they could
play. I'm proud of Jake Spencer for
getting his first varsity start and
making a win. Justin Painter got his
first varsity hit," concluded Rewis.
HARDEE 21, FROSTPROOF 0
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Junior Jacob Spencer went the distance for the Cats, striking
out a half dozen Fort Meade Miners.


which is in a rebuilding year, the
Cats pretty much had their way.


Player of the game
#6 Briant Shumard.


Senior hurler James Basey pitched
four innings, recorded four strike-
outs and gave up one hit. Painter
came on for the home half of the
fifth and faced only four batters.
Hardee bats were heavy and
reserves began showing up in the
second inning.
.Hardee opened with a half dozen
first inning tallies on hits by,
Palmer, Krause, Jake "Lance"
Benavides, Jarrett Benavides and
Altman. Gilliard, who was hit by a
pitch, and Gullatt, who had walked,
joined Palmer, Krause, and the
Benavides brothers in coming
around to score.
The Cats put the game away in
the top of the second inning, plating
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2B The Herald-Advocate, March 9, 2006





-Schedule Of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula Florka

Deadline: Thursday S p.a

BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd ................
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ..........6:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:30 p.m.
Wed. Discipleship ..................6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mens Prayer ................6:00 a.m.
Thtirs. 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..........1...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
GrOa &'Church Streeis 375-2340 .
Sunda.ichliool :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.
i Morning Worship ....................1:00 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 Predicacionll: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.

SMT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
S6210 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
SE. Broward St.
Simunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.
oWednesday Service ..................7:30 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship..................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study 6:00p.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.
SEvening 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.
SundayEvening Worship.::,...11:0 V 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 ....................11:00 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 -
2nd 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.


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WAUCHULA

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

CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ....................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ........ 6:00 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.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
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.
Viemes 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
SSunday Morning..................1...0:00 a.m.
STuesday 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......................11:00 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. 767-0023
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 h .. 30 a m.
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(Creole) ...................... 1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English ..............8:30 a.m.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship..............11:00'a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
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.


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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST 4yitki b
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.m.

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





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A young fellow fell in love with a
young lady, and he wrote her
every day for 365 days. She was
united in the holy bonds of
matrimony on the 365th day-to the
mailman.
As in love, so in leading one to
the Lord-tact is good, but contact
is better. Andrew not only told
Peter about the Lord Jesus, he
"brought him to Jesus."
There's no greater mission
than that of bringing a soul to the
Lord. There's no greater mistake
than that of keeping one from
Him.
Our Lord's last act was to win a
soul. His last command was to
win a soul. So I'm going to do my
best to win a soul. How about
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11 batters while sending 14 to bat.
Krause, Jake Benavides, Abbott
and Shumard all scored twice, with
Shumard getting a single and two-
run homer during the bat-around.
Palmer, Jarrett Benavides and
Altman added solo scores.
In the third inning, Jarrett
Benavides joined Palmer and
Altman in coming around to cross
home plate.


Having to play at least five
innings, the Cats went scoreless in
the fourth inning and added only a
solo score in the top of the fifth.
Chris Bigelow doubled to left field
and came around to score on sacri-
fice grounders.
"It was a high scoring game, a lot
of hits, not errors. Frostproof is a
young team and will improve," said
Rewis.


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Sophomore Cody Gullatt (24) gave senior Justin Altman the
night off and handled the duties behind the plate as umpire Dan
O'Keefe calls the pitch.


Hi, Hardee County! My name is
Mary Cole; I live in the Lake Dale
area. I am your new community
correspondent in this area.
Any news that you would like to
share with our readers about you,
your loved ones .or friends, we
would like to have. We would like
to report any trips, family reunions,
anniversaries, birthdays or news
from our service men and women.
Don't forget, call or e-mail me
with all your news! I can be reached
at 863-781-9690 or by e-mail at
frydy@strato.net.

Sheryl DeVane (my sister-in-law)
of Providence, R.I., spent a week
here in Hardee County visiting fam-
ily and friends while attending son
Keith Starks' Phase One training
drill at the fire academy in Ocala.

Martha Alvarado is in Lakeland
Regional Medical Center recover-
ing from spinal meningitis. She
hopes to be home soon. Our
thoughts and prayers.are with her.

Joseph Hernandez of Minnesota
enjoyed spending a week here with
cousin Sylvia Torres and family. At
the end of the week, Joseph com-
mented, "Being here is like a blast
from the past." Born in Hardee
County, he is now attending chef's
school in Portland. After his gradu-
ation in May, Joseph and family
members hope to visit Sylvia and
family again.

I'd like to wish my mom, Nora
DeVane, a very happy birthday.
When asked how old she is, a twin-
kle came to her eyes. She replied,
"I'll never tell!" Way to go, Mom!


In the depth of winter, I finally
learned that within me there
lay an invincible summer.
-Albert Camus

Only those who will risk going
too far can possibly find out how
far one can go.
-T. S. Eliot


March 9, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Tennis Teams Beat Braden River


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee tennis teams picked
up wins against Braden River last
week.
The Hardee boys squad also
nipped Sarasota Booker, while the
girls team only won two of its
matches.
This week, Hardee boys hosted
the Green Dragons of Lake Placid
on Tuesday at the Oak Street Park
courts. On Friday and Saturday,
both teams will participate in the
Heartland Conference matches in
Sebring.
Next week has a variety of
matches. On Monday, the Sebring
boys visit Hardee. Both the Hardee
boys and girls will go to Braden
River on Tuesday for return match-
es. And, next Friday, the Cats and
Lady Cats travel to Lemon Bay.
Hardee teams hosted Braden
River last Tuesday, with both teams
picking up wins by identical 6-1
scores. "We finally had full teams
for both boys and girls, even
though there were a few minor
injuries some of the players were
dealing with," said coach Ken
Leupold, who had to suffer thr gh
the county fair and its activist tak-
ing some players away from the
game.
"Braden River players worked
hard and some of my kids had to
really work hard to win. We need to
work harder on our footwork and
the mental part of tennis," contin-
ued Leupold, who noted it was
sunny with a light breeze through-
out the matches.
Hardee opened strong with Lady
Cat senior Kelsey Williams suc-
ceeding in her 8-6, 6-2 win over
Olivia Reibold. Cat junior D. K.
Davis downed Samantha Glodde 6-
1, 6-1. The only Hardee loss came
at number three singles when
Kirsten Walley upset soph Natalie
Green 6-3, 7-5.
Hardee got back on the winning
side when senior Rebecca Durrance
beat Jessica McNeal 6-3, 6-2. At
number five singles, freshman
Kaitlyn Justice handled Santoria
Welch. Exchange student,-junior
Stephanie Knauer and soph Leanna
Himrod did not get in their extra
singles matches.


WILDCATS
Continued From 1B


In the girls doubles it was a
sweep. Williams/Davis beat
Reibold/Walley in an 8-5 pro-set
and Green/Durrance pushed for a
10-8 win over Glodde/Janrel
Smith. In an extra doubles,
Knauer/Himrod took Ashton
Weigner and Bethany Martin 6-0,
6-1.
For The Wildcats, number one
Josh Ready had difficulty with
Pirate Shagen Babayon in a 6-2, 6-
1 loss. Thereafter, Hardee boys
rolled to victory. Walter "Boomer"
Olliff started the winning streak
with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Nick
Hensel.
At number three singles, John
Paul Barton was extended in his 2-
6, 7-6 (4 ties), 10-2 win. At number
four, Kevin Sanders bounced back
from a tough 7-6 (4 ties) first set
win to take the second 6-1.
At number five, Robbie Jones
dispatched Joe Brito 6-1, 6-4.
Brenton McClenithan and Jake
Crews did not get to play their extra
singles matches.
In the boys doubles, Ready/Olliff
won an 8-4 pro-set over
Babayon/Mitchell Smith and
Barton/Jones won 8-6 over Zachari
Klavonn/Brito. In the extra doubles
match, McClenithan/Crews took
Mark Stoker/Steven Kalkenbrenner
8-4.
On another breezy, sunny day
last Thursday, the Hardee boys
upped their District 9 record to 3-1
by beating Sarasota Booker 4-3.
Hardee girls lost their match and
dropped the district record to 1-3.
For the Wildcats, it was a diffi-


Vista Publica
Estudio deiDesirrollo y el Ambiente (PD&E) para la Carretera "US 17"



El Departamento de Transportaci6n de la Florida (FDOT) invita al public a former parte de la pr6xima
Vista Publica con respect a las mejoras propuestas para la carretera "US 17" del Condado de Hardee, de
la Florida. El numero de identificaci6n financiera del proyecto es 412631-1-22-01. La Vista POblica se
Ilevara a cabo:
Jueves, el 30 de marzo del 2006
En el Hardee County Agri Civic Center
Localizado en el 515 Civic Center Drive,Wauchula, Florida 33873

La informaci6n del proyecto estara disponible para su evaluaci6n en una reunion informal de 6:00 p.m. a
7:00 p.m. La reunion formal comenzara a las 7:00 p.m. con una presentaci6n del proyecto y sera seguida
con la dportunidad para preguntas y respuestas de los ciudadanos presents. Los limits del studio son
desde la Lipea de Condado de DeSoto a la Avenida Tercera de Zolfo Springs, una distancia de 10.9 millas.

Esta Vista Publica se realizara para proporcionar la oportunidad para las personas interesadas de expresar
sus opinions con respect a la ubicaci6n, disefio conceptual, y los efectos sociales, economicos y
ambientales de las mejoras propuestas. En esta vista se presentara las alternatives de construcci6n o de no
construcci6n.

Se ha propuesto la adquisici6n de propiedad para este proyecto. Se ha identificado la posibilidad de
impacts a los pantanos y tierras inundadas como resultado de este proyecto. Estas pueden ser dada a la
consideraci6n especial de las Ordenes Ejecutivas 11990 y 11988. Esta vista se Ilevara en conformidad de
la, 23 CFR 771 y la Secci6n 339,155, de los Estatutos de Florida.

La Vista Publica consistird en una presentaci6n por el Departamento de Transportaci6n (FDOT) del
proyecto y sus impacts asociados. Despubs de la presentaci6n, el public tendrd la oportunidad expresar
su opinions sobre el proyecto. Antes y despubs de la vista, representantes de Departamento de
Transportaci6n (FDOT) estaran disponibles para contestar preguntas.

Los documents ambientales y los pianos
conceptuales del disefio desarrollados por el 1_ l
Departamento de Transportaci6n (FDOT)
estaran disponibles para la revision de el
public el jueves, 9 de marzo del 2006, hasta
el lunes, 10 de abril de 2006, en las 64 p ns6
siguiented ubicaciones: La Biblioteca Publica
de el Condado de Hardee, en el 315 Norte End Study
de la Avenida Sexta, oficina 114, Wauchula,
FL 33873 (De lunes a viernes desde 9:00 Termina el Estudio

Zolfo Springs ubicado el la carretera "US
.17" Zolfo Springs ,Florida 33890 (De lunes a /
viem6s desde 8:00 a.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m.)

Estos documents tambien estaran
disponibles en la vista publica que comienza
a las 6:00 de la tarde. Los miembros del
equipo del proyecto estar6n disponibles para
ayudar a ciudadanos.

El proyecto se desarrolla en conformidad de
los Actos Civiles de Derechos de 1964 y los
estatutos relacionados con Titulos VI. Unos \
de los aspects mas importantes para esta
vista .publica es su participaci6n. Usted a Begin Study
tendrb la oportunidad para revisar las ok omienza el Estudio
alternatives presentadas y los documents 1
sobre el mismo. Participaci6n en esta vista --- I
piblica no discrimina por causa de raza, '-
color, religion, sexo, edad, origen
nacionalidad, incapacidad, o estado civil.
Personas con impedimentos fisicos que -'-&-o.___~--
requieren acomodaciones especiales pueden
comunicarse con el, Sr. Marion Bizerra con
siete (7) dias de anticipaci6n de la reunion.
Las personas que desean someter declaraciones o otros documents en lugar de, o ademas de, las
declaraciones orales pueden hacerse en la vista. Las declaraciones escritas o documentss seran
sometidos como parte de la vista public, si son mandados en o antes del lunes, el 10 de abril de 2006, a
.a siguiente direcci6n postal:

Sr. Marion Bizerra P.O. Box1249 Bartow, Florida 33831. Sr. Bizerra puede ser contactado, tambi6n por
telefono al (1-800-292-3368), por correo electr6nico (marion.bizerra@dot.state.fl.us) o por fax
*(863-534-7039).' 3:9c


PUBLIC HEARING
US 17 Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study



The' Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to participate in the upcoming Public Hearing
regarding the proposed improvements to US 17 in Hardee County, Florida. Financial Project ID Number
412631-1-22-01. The Public Hearing will be held on:

Thursday, March 30,2006
at the Hardee County Agri Civic Center
515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, Florida 33873

Project information will be available for informal review from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., the formal
portion of the hearing will start, involving a project presentation followed by an opportunity for citizens to
make statements. The project study limits are from the DeSoto County Line to 3rd Avenue in Zolfo Springs,
a distance of about 10.9 miles.

This hearing will be conducted to afford interested persons the opportunity to express their views concerning
the location, conceptual design, and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed
improvements. The Recommended Build Alternative and No Build Alternative will be presented.

Right-of-way acquisition is proposed. Potential encroachment on wetlands and floodplains has been
identified as a result of this project and may be given special consideration under Executive Orders 11990
and 11988. This hearing will be held in accordance with 23 CFR 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes.

The hearing will consist of a presentation by the Department on the project and its associated impacts
followed by a public testimony period. Before and after the hearing, Department representatives will be
available to answer questions.
The environmental document and '" "
conceptual design plans developed by64 '
the Department will be available for I I
public review from Thursday, March 9,
2006, through Monday, April 10, 2006, at
the following locations: Hardee County 66
Public Library, 315 North 6th Avenue, ,.
Suite 114, Wauchula,' FL 33873 \ I d -
(Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to ,End Study
5:00 p.m.), and Zolfo Springs City Hall,
3210 US 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Termina el Estudio
Florida 33890 (Monday through Friday
18:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). These materials Rd.
. will also be available at the hearing site
beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the /-
hearing. Members of the project team
will also be available to assist citizens.

The project is being developed in
compliance with Titles VI of the Civil \
Rights Acts of 1964 and related statutes. I-
Public participation is solicited without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, 34
national origin, disability or family status.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with
disabilities that may require special
recommendations at the Public Hearing
should contact Tony Sherrard, FDOT
Project Manager, at (863) 519-2304. cm Begin Study
Special accommodation requests under Comlenza elEstudi
the Americans with Disabilities Act m.nI
should be made at least seven (7) days 1
prior to the Public Hearing. L

Persons desiring to submit statements -L
or other exhibits in place of, or in HNdoun ,"
addition to, oral statements may do so at -3 e -SEU *X WN
the hearing. Written statements or D"Wo -W-
exhibits may also be submitted as part
of the hearing, if postmarked by
Monday, April 10, 2006, to:
Tony Sherrard, FDOT Project Manager, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. Mr. Sherrard
may also be contacted by telephone (863-519-2304), by email (antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us) or by fax
'(863-519-1921). 3:9c
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cult battle in the top slots. Ready
and Olliff lost both their singles and
their doubles match.
Hardee picked up pro-set wins by
'Barton, Sanders, Jones and
McClenithan in an extra singles
match. Barton/Jones beat Evan
Glantz/William Ellis 8-2 and
McClenithan/Crews were tied 4-4
with Michael Briles/Ben Linscott
when the extra doubles match was
called on time.
Hardee girls had equally hard
time in the upper slots. Without
Williams, each of the girls moved
up a slot. Davis took on number
,one Carla Robison in a 6-4, 6-1 loss
and Green played at number two
against Trishtan Brady in a 6-3, 6-0
loss.
The rest of the matches were pro-
sets. Durrance lost 8-4 to Aimsley
Smith.. Justice got Hardee on the
winning track with an 8-0 shutout
over Kassie Fielding. Knauer
played at number five and beat
Shekeena Rosier 8-3. In an extra
singles, Himrod downed Tyrnoica
Morrison 8-3.
Booker took both girls doubles.
Green/Durrance lost 8-1 to Robi-
son/Brady 8-1 and Justice/Himrod
lost 8-2 to Smith/Rosier.

The pig is the best problem
solver among the hoofed animals.

Hope is the companion of
power and the mother of suc-
cess. For those of us who hope
strongest have within us the
gift of miracles.
-Sydney Bremer


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
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4B The Herald-Advocate, March 9, 2006


Machine Pitch At Season's End


Minors Getting To Season's End


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2006 Machine Pitch league
is nearing the conclusion of the sea-
son.
The eight teams in the AA league
will finish up the middle of next
week and play a championship
game on March 17, if needed.
At the end of last week, it
appeared the Culligan Braves, with
a 10-0 record and only four games
left, would automatically the sea-
son champion. Nearest to the
Braves are the Hardee Fire-Rescue
Yankees, sporting an 8-3-1 record.
Behind the leaders are the
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
Marlins, the Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Pirates,
Lake Branch Dairy White Sox,
Crown Ford Devil Rays, Hardee
Petroleum Rangers and Elks
Giants.
Last week began with Monday's
only game, a 1-0 forfeit for the
Pirates over the Giants. The game
actually stopped in the top of the
third inning, when the Pirates were
leading 5-3.
For the Pirates, runs were scored
by Jimmy Lane, Chris Hull,
Quinton Sanchez, Daryl Mashburn
and Benjamin Tamayo. Left on the
basepaths were Noah Purser, Justin
Herrin, Aaron Brown and Janessa
Tamayo.
Danny Martinez, Austin Garcia
and Frankie Coronado crossed
home plate for the Giants. Stranded


on the bases were Illeana Flores,
Kayla Garay, Garcia and Coronado.
There were no games on Tuesday
evening when the Minors used both
fields at the George Heine fields.
In the early game on Thursday,
the White Sox slipped past the
Giants 10-7.
For the Sox, it was Abel
Villarreal, Jessica Bembry and
William McClelland with twin trips
around the bases. Andrew
Alvarado, Marcus Delgado, James
Gibson and Tyler Alvarado chipped
in with solo scores.
Desiree Ford was the only two-
tally batter for the Giants. Adam
Salas, Jacob Lazo, Kayla Garay
and Ashley Trone added a run
apiece.
In the Thursday nightcap the'
Pirates nipped the Yankees 10-9.
Sanchez, Janessa Tamayo and
Purser rounded the bases twice
each for the Pirates. Coming
around to score a run each were
Lane, Danny Owens, Tiffany
Owens and Benjamin Tamayo, who
scored the winning run.
Carlos Camacho and Isaac Flores
went all the way to home plate
twice for the Yankees. Jhett See,
Kyle Choate, Justin Newman,
Cesar Fimbres and Levi Lovett
added solo scores. Keith Choate
was stranded three times and Kyle
Choate twice. Larrett Smith and
Fimbres were also left aboard.
In Friday's only game, the
Marlins marched past the Rangers


INVITATION TO BID
The City of Wauchula will be accepting bids for a metal.building.
The dimensions need to be 40" X 80" X 12", 4-12" X 10" rollup
doors, 1-walkdoor, Galvulume roofing, and 01/12 roof slope for
the Wastewater Treatment Plant. We would also need an engi-
neered drawing of the building and for the floor plan. For further
information please call Andy Maddox at (863)773-6686. Bids are
to be submitted to the office of City Clerk, Wauchula
Administrative Complex, 126 S. 7th Ave, Wauchula, FL 33873,
with the outer envelope sealed and clearly marked "Bids -, Metal
Building". Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., Friday, February
17, 2006 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The
City of Wauchula reserves the right to accept or reject any and all
bids. 3:9C



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19-6.
Leadoff batter Conner C
circled the bases three time

Marlins. Tirease Morris,
Beck, Austin Wallace,
Krell, Josie Hancock and
Young each put a pair of
the board. Kyle Hewitt,
Atchley, Gabrielle Alle
Colton Howell had single s
each of the Marlins put p
the book.
Leadoff batters Ruben
and Kole Robertson each
twice for the Rangers. Allis
and Aaron Harrison came ai
touch home once each ai
Dotson, Drew Mimbs, Eril
and Darby Farr were left orn
The week ended with S
morning's game between th
Sox and Devil Rays, won
Sox 16-2.
Bembry was the only trip
batter for the White
Teammates Delgado, MeC
and Joseph Crawford addi
scores and Ryan Moore, (
Alyssa Mae Tatum, Taylor C
Tyler Alvarado and Litzy
chipped in with a run apiece
Leadoff batter Hunter Bry
Jordan Rogers came aro
score for the D-Rays. Left
bases were Chase Benton,
Lee and Dalton Tubbs.


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A Daily Thoug

THURSDAY
Rejoice greatly, 0 My p
Shout with joy! For look -
King is coming! He
Righteous One,, the Vic
He is lowly, riding on a dc
colt.
Zechariah

FRIDAY
The disciples went and
Jesus had directed,
brought the donkey ai
foal; they laid their cloak
them and Jesus mounted
Matthew 21:6

SATURDAY
Then, as He rode along,
spread their coats in the
way. And as He approach
city (Jerusalem) where th
slopes down from the M
Olives, the whole crowd
shouted praises to God
the marvelous things thi
seen Jesus do.
Luke 19:3

SUNDAY
And they spread the
branches which they h
from the fields. And those
went before and who fo
cried out, "Hosanna! Ble.
He who comes in the n
the Lord!
Mark 1

MONDAY
Jesus went into the Temr
threw out all the peop/
were buying and selling
He turned over the tab
those who were exchange
ferent kinds of money, a
upset the benches of tho
were selling doves.
Matthew 21:

TUESDAY
"It is written, He said to
"My house will be a ho
prayer, but you have ma
den of robbers."
Luke 1,

WEDNESDAY
From then on, He taught
day in the Temple. Th
priests, religious scholar
the leaders of the people
trying their best to get rid
But with the people hang
every word He spoke
couldn't come up with an
Luke 19:47


*rawford By JOAN SEAMAN
-s for the Of The Herald-Advocate
Austin As of today (Thursday) there is
Dalton barely a week left in the 2006 Dixie
Brandon Youth Minors season.
runs on The AAA season ends officially
Thomas March 16, with a championship
en and game on March 17, if needed. That
cores as is questionable at this time as the
points in C&B Yankees, who were idle last
week, still sport a 10-0 record with
Olmos three games left. Closest to them
scored are the Vols Cubs, which are at 9-4
son Farr but have only two games left on the
round to schedule.
nd Ally Behind them are the Florida Fuel
k Rentz Devil Rays, Wauchula State Bank
a base. Braves, Pete's Pharmacy Athletics
Saturday (A's), Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red
e White Sox and Dr. Timothy Ellis-spon-
by the scored White Sox.
Last week began with Monday's
pie-tally field one game between the Devil
Sox. Rays and A's, with the D-Rays win-
Clelland ning 12-3.
ed twin Abel Esquivel, Mikey Heine,
Gibson, Taylor Griffin, Blake Vermilye and
3raham, Luke Winter were all twin-tally
Vargas batters for the Devil Rays. Kris
e. Johnson and Dalton Reas added a
'ant and run apiece and Timothy Perkins
und to was stranded.
on the For the A's, Austin Altman,
Sherry Armando Alamia and German
Figueroa circled the bases, while
Omar Alamia, Aaron Briones, Jose
Gonzales and Figueroa were
stranded.
On Tuesday, the White Sox
whipped the Red Sox: 16-6.
Leadoff batter Matt Lake and
Zack Carranco each put four scores
on the board for the White Sox.
Alex Clarke and Devin Pearson
chipped in with a trio of tallies
apiece and Zack Crews added two
ht more.: Marco DeLeon, Matt
Hamilton, Kyler Caskey, Tanor
Durden and Mason Waters were
people! left on base.
- your For the Red Sox, it was Dustin
is the Goodwyn and Cody Spencer com-
tor, yet ing around to touch home plate
monkey's twice each. Roby Paris and Dakota
Caldwell each put a run on the
9:9 (TLB) board. Keith Powell, Zack Battles
and Tomas Gomez were stranded
on the base paths.
did as On Thursday night, the Red Sox
and upset the Cubs 12-11.
nd her Paris. Goodwyn, Battles and
aks on Caldwell rounded the bases twice
I.. apiece for the Red Sox. .Gomez,
3-9 (NEB) Spencer and Kyle Stone each added
a run.
For-the Cubs, it was leadoff bat-
people ter Jordon Joneswilfh thrWe'iWips r1O
e road- home plate. Tyler Hewitt added two
hed the more and Mason Gough, David
ie road Gibsoni, Stevie Crews, Dylan
ount of Norwood, Cleston Sanders and
joyfully Adam Ramirez put a run each in
for all the book.
ey had In the field one game on Friday
evening, the Devil Rays shut out
36 (PME) the White Sox 10-0.
Vermilye came around to score
three times for the D-Rays.
leafy Johnson, Reas and Perkins added


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All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Vers,.i; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV)
Revised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


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KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
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way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
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message.)


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twin scores and Winter put one
more on the board. Heine, Esquivel
and Griffin were stranded.
For the White Sox, Lake,
Durden, Pearson, Hamilton and
Carranco were left on the basepa-
ths.
In the field two Friday encounter,
the A's beat the Braves 11-1.
Brothers Omar and Armando
Alamia were each three-score bat-
ters for the A's. Figueroa had twin
scores and Aaron Briones,
Gonzales and Marco Briones came
around to touch home once each.
Altman was left on base twice and
Jake Deanda once.
Austin Stoner was the lone Brave
to make it all the way to home
plate Teammates Garrett Albritton


and Reed Woods joined Stoner in
being left on" the bases.
The week's finale was Saturday's
11 a.m. repeat tilt between the Cubs
and Red Sox. This time the Cubs
won 24-10. ,
Norwood and Sanders came
around to score four times apiece
for the Cubs. Gibson and Bradley
Brewer added triple tallies and
Ramirez, Jones, JHewett. Gough
and Crews chipped in. with twin
scores.
Battles came around to cross
home plate three times for the Red
Sox. Paris and Goodwyn added
twin tallies and Caldwell, Gomez,
Spencer and Powell each put a runi
in the scorebook.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended March 2, 2006:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,678 compared to
last week 7,119 and 5,328 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week, slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were
unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 157.50-220.00;
300-400 lbs., 128.00-185.00; and
400-500 lbs., 118.00-155.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 140.00-195.00;
300-400 lbs., 118.00-156.00; and
400-500 lbs., 108.00-130.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 46.00-56.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 59.00-71.00.




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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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Abbott, Jake "Lance" Benavides, and Head Coach Steve Rewis. Missing: Assistant Coach
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Melissa Dawn Robertson of
Wauchula has announced the plans
for her marriage to Corey Brian
Crider.
The couple will exchange vows
this Saturday at the home of Wilbur
and Susan Robertson, 5648 Sweet-
water Road.
The ceremony will begin at 5
o'clock in the afternoon. Music
starts at 4:30.


A reception will follow at the
home.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Alvin and Maxine Robertson of
Wauchula. The prospective groom
is the son of Wilbur and Susan
Robertson of Zolfo Springs and
Ken and Maggie Crider of
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announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Lyndsay Marie Swim, to
David Naranjo of Wauchula, son of
Luciano and Oralia Naranjo of
Wauchula.


Plans are being made for a
Saturday, April 22, wedding at 1
o'clock in the afternoon at Florida's
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Wauchula.
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true story of the princess and the
pea.
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Saturday performances, and at 2:30
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Hunter Presley celebrated his
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Hunter is the son of Aaron and
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Feb. 27.
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guests were served hot dogs, baked
beans, potato salad, chips, cake and
a chocolate fountain.
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grandparents Maryann and Daniel
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Arlis Holland of Bartow, grand-
mother Gerrell Patsourakis of
Wauchula and many more family
members and friends.



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Celebrates His

2nd Birthday


David Winston Magee III turned
2 years old on Feb. 20.
He celebrated with a birthday
party on Saturday, Feb. 18, at his
home. Theme for the party was
Wiggles.
Guests at the backyard party
were treated to an obstacle course
bouncer and a pinata. They were
served grilled foods, cotton candy
and snow cones.
Winston is the son of David W.
Jr. and Kim L. Magee.
Also helping him celebrate were
great-grandmother Jacqueline
Hurley of Winter Haven, grandpar-
ents Duane and Sylviane Geiger of
Lakeland, Aunt Debbie and Uncle
Jeremy Geiger of Dothan, Ala.,
grandparents David and Wanda
Magee of Zolfo Springs, Aunt
Crystal Magee of Zolfo Springs, the
Barber family of Winter Haven, the
O'Brien family of Lakeland,
cousins Justin and Ryan Geiger of
Dothan, and 6-month-old sister
Haylee Magee.

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All shows are at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall Auditorium,
225 E. Main St. Tickets are $5 and
will be available at the door.
For advance purchases or for
reservations for parties of 25 or
more, call 767-1220.
The Hardee County Players is a
non-profit volunteer organization
dedicated to promoting and per-
forming theater arts in the
Heartland.


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of Wauchula, to Daniel W. Wauchula. The park is located n
McManus of Bowling Green, the the corner of Main Street and
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

PORN IS DANGEROUS!
Internet pornography is a big problem in society at large, and also in the
church. In a recent issue of "World" magazine, a survey reported that 47
percent of Christians admit that porn is a major problem in their homes.
One in seven calls to Focus on the Family's Pastoral Care Hotline is
related to Internet porn.
What troubles me most is what these figures reveal about the private
mental worlds many professing believers live in. It indicates that thousands
of professing Christians are giving to the church, buying religious maga-
zines and filling the pews and sometimes the pulpits on Sunday morn-
ing and, all the while, living in spiritual darkness.
"But, wait a minute," you may object. "Porn isn't like stealing or mur-
der. It doesn't hurt anyone else. It's like smoking and drinking, just a bad
habit!"
Wrong. Yes, it's a bad habit but it is practiced in secret, and it does hurt
other people as well as the addict.
Police are finding out, more and more, that sex crimes frequently begin
with viewing Internet porn. If you commit a murder, there is a good chance
you will get caught. But if you are a little careful in your Internet watching,
you may escape detection for years.
Of course, God sees everything, and such a caving in to one's flesh will
immediately eliminate any relationship with Him. Baptism, church mem-
bership, witnessing and giving to missions all mean nothing when a private
life of sin is nurtured. The result is the devil's masterpiece: a pious hyp-
ocrite. In spite of his efforts to the contrary, he will turn people away from
the Lord and, if he has children, there is a good chance they will grow up to
be hypocrites, too.
Being frank and open is the universal signature of a Christian. Because
he knows, through Christ, that his sins have been forgiven, he may be the
only person on his block who can afford such openness. You should be able
to look in on him at breakfast, at work or a thousand miles away and find
the same man not perfect in every way but candid, straightforward and
without guile.
Jesus said His followers were to be "lights" in the world. A light expos-
es darkness and sets free those who are imprisoned by darkness. You can't
do this while living a secret life, pornographic or otherwise!


SUNBURST KING


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

It was lots of "Big Ballroom" dancing at the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center in Wauchula on March 2. What a way to start off the month
of March, or any month of the year for that matter! From the very opening
number to the closing number, every one of us in attendance was "In The
Mood" to dance or listen to beautiful band music or love serenades of years
gone by.
The band's performance was great! Lots of swing-style music, along
with a variety of lovely waltzes and soft-shoe numbers of the 1940s and
1950s that kept the dance floor jiving all evening. We were pleased to wel-
come so many fine dancers, especially the three couples for the Thousand
Trails RV Park, who performed picture-perfect ballroom-style dancing on
several of the numbers. Many of us "cut a rug" when the band hit up with
1920s Dixieland jazz numbers such as, "The Sheik of Araby," "Elmer's
Tune" and "Bye, Bye Blues." The band's evening mystery number, titled
"My Darling," fooled all in the audience this time..
The closing numbers of the evening were in a rather sentimental mood,
in that several friends will be heading North before next week's events at
the center, so the band hit up with several beautiful waltzes in remembrance
of the states of Ohio, Georgia and North and South Carolina to bid our
friends farewell. They were "Beautiful Ohio," "Sweet Georgia On My
Mind" and "Carolina Moon." We hope to see them all again this fall. The
final number, "We Will Meet Again," ended a wonderful evening of enter-
tainment.
Door prizes were won this evening by Joe from Peace River RV Park
and Gracie from Wagon Wheel.
Our hostess, Darlene, announced that we -will have an early ST.
Patrick's dance party here at the center on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m.
This will be a real special event. Try to attend, and remember to wear green!
Our next regular dancing and singing at the center will be today
(Thursday) at 7 p.m. Bring your friends.
Special thanks goes to all who helped in the set-up for our evening of
fun. In closing, we all wished our dear friend, Georgiana Mills from The
Oasis RV Park of Zolfo Springs, a speedy recovery from surgery, and hope
she will be able to join us again soon.


Letter To The Editor
Donations Sought For Home
Damaged by Hurricane, Fire
Dear Editor, some of that to get the house fin-
November 1, 2005, my house at ished.
604 S. 7th Avenue in Wauchula Please make any donation to
caught on fire around 1 p.m. First Christian Church, P.O. Box
Smoke was reported coming 96, Wauchula, FL 33873.
from there. No one was there This house means a lot to me and
because we had Hurricane Charley my extended family. Thank you for
damage. your thoughts, prayers, and help.
A new roof had been put on, a Mrs. Carol M. Knight
temporary electric service in,
beginning on a permanent electric God made the cat in order that
service. Next was to be insulation humankind might have the
and dry wall. Some walls were pleasure of caressing the tiger.
painted. -Fernand Mery
According to the contractor,
damages now are greater this time If you have it [love], you don't
since the fire. need to have anything else. If
Several people have asked how you don't have it, it doesn't mat-
they could help and if I needed help ter much what else you have.
let them know. I feel I could use -Sir James M. Barrie


Golden Nuggets g
By Lorraine and John Gillespie
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries of Wauchula


Let the word spoken by Christ have its home in your
hearts and minds and dwell in you in all its richness,
as you teach and admonish and train one another in
all insight and intelligence and wisdom in spiritual
things, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiri-
tual songs, making melody to God with His grace in
your hearts.
-Colossians 3:16 (Amp)
God wants our worship and praise in whatever is going on in our lives
and everything we do, we are to do in the name of the Lord Jesus. The more
we have the word of Christ in our heart the more we will be like Him in
everything we say and do and we will desire to worship and praise our
Lord.
Too many times we want to hang onto the sins (even Christians) in our
lives and that will keep us from letting the Word be life to us and hinder our
worship and praise. When we let God set us free of those sins (strong-holds)
we hang on to we will really have something to praise Him for and it will
be exciting to live in His will, free of those strongholds.
A Golden Nugget would be to give up all those strongholds that keep
you from surrendering completely to God so you can be free to truly wor-
ship and praise God with all your heart.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Patrick McQuaig, who is 9-1/2
months old, was crowned
Little King in the Sunburst
Baby Contest held Feb. 4 at
the Woman's Garden Club in
Plant City. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. David McQuaig,
and the grandson of Reuben
and Nancy McQuaig of Fort
Green and Bob and Peggy
Parke of Dover.
No amount of time can erase
the memory of a good cat, and
no amount of masking tape can
ever totally remove his fur from
your couch.
-Leo Dworken


DEAN iGAKtCIA
U.S. Marine Reserves Lance Gpl.
Dean Garcia has received activation
orders from the U.S. Marine Corps
Company A, 6th Battalion, 4th
Marine Logistics Group in Orlando.
Garcia has been called to service
in Iraq for one year, beginning on
Jan. 12 and ending Jan. 11, 2007,
according to his activation orders.
He is currently serving in Fallujah.
Garcia is a 1996 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School, He
enlisted in the U.S. Marine
Reserves in 2002.
He is the son of Cruz and
Esmerlinda Garcia of Bowling
Green.


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Also food, fun, and fellowship following
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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
Cout- either before service on
Petitl.oer'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
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, i
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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO. 252005DP000032

IN THE INTEREST OF:
V.,O.
DOB: 10/28/04

Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF 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
an ADVISORY HEARING in this mat-
ter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR
ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED
OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 252006CP000005
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARIE CHANCE TOMLINSON, a/k/a
RESSIE MARIE TOMLINSON,
deceased,
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
MARIE CHANCE TOMLINSON, a/k/a
RESSIE MARIE TOMLINSON,
deceased, whose date of death was
December 23, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 261-54-
8311, 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 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 persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
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 date of the first publication of
this Notice Is March 9, 2006.
James Lewis Chancey
Personal Representative:
2744 Chancey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3241
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
Attorney for Personal Representative
3:9,16c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10T"
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO:25-2005-CA-711


BANK OF AMERICA,
ASSOCIATION, F/K/A
BANK, N.A.
PLAINTIFF,


NATIONAL
NATIONS-


LOLA LOPEZ, IF LIVING, 4pID IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
LOLA LOPEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LOLA LOPEZ, IF ANY; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS. /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgement
of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2006
entered in Civil Case NO. 25-2005-CA-
711 of the Circuit Court of the 10e
Judicial Circuit In and for HARDEE
County, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
North front door at the Hardee
County Courthouse located at 417 W.
Main Street In Wauchula, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., on the 22d day of March,
2006, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 4, HARLEM HEIGHTS, A SUBDI-
VISION LOCATED IN SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Dated this 2 day of March, 2006.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-9853, 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.


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


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Letter To The Editor

Town Of Zolfo Springs

Is Ready To Grow


Dear Editor,
I would like to take this time to
tell the residents of Zolfo Springs
and all of the surrounding areas that
something great is going to happen
to our town! We are going to grow!
Through the trials and tribula-
tions that our town has been
through for the past several months,
much has happened. But the town
did not fold as many thought and
hoped it would!
Many times, through our weakest
moments, be it a person, business,
or town, we find that a strength
somehow arises. This has happened
to the Town of Zolfo Springs.
Let's go back to August 13, 2004.
Hurricane Charley came roaring
through, and Zolfo Springs took a
-real beating. But we didn't give up.
We started cleaning up, .with the
help of FEMA, the townsfolk, town
employees, and folks from other
cities. Our strength was renewed. A
new attitude and pride arose from
the adversity.
Our little town is sitting at the
cross roads of Central Florida! We
have State Routes 64 and 66 con-
necting us to the coasts. We have



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 FOREVER BARRED.
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, PA.
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
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U.S. Hwy. 17 running directly'
through our town, and Zolfo
Springs is the only community that'
can grow north, south, east and
west!
And growing we are. Homes are
being rebuilt where Charley took
them out. Deserted buildings are
being bought by businessmen who
see what the potential is here in our
town. We, as residents of this fine
town, also need to open up our eyes
and see the potential we have here.
Zolfo Springs has been the
laughing stock of the county. I need


not point fingers at the individuals in the town's ability to stand strong
or groups that were hoping to see and grow with the best of the cities.
us fall apart. The town was down, We have great potential.
but not out! No longer is the Town of Zolfo
Through all of the trials, we have Springs "just a little corner" in
grown stronger. Just as gold is puri- Central Florida.
fied through firing, we have found We are "The Cross Roads" ready
a new strength, unity and pride. We, to show everyone what we have!
the Town of Zolfo Springs, are the
Phoenix rising up out of the ashes! Sincerely,
I, personally, have seen a change Terrin L. McKelvey-Green


Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people
not smart enough to know they were impossible.
-Doug Larson


Sink The Winner!
SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT NOON


NOTICE

REQUEST FOR VARIANCE


All interested persons are hereby notified that F. L. Revell, Jr. is requesting a variance of his
property, located at 322 Heard Bridge Road, to reduce the Land'Development Code requirement
by approximately 5400 square feet in order to construct two duplexes. The property is legally
described as:

S V2 OF LOT 5 & LOTS 6 TO 8 INC BLK 2 SHELTONS SUBD

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board at their
regular meeting on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. and by the Wauchula City
Commission at their regular meeting on April 10, 2006 at 6:00 .p.m., in the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at
these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission
with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will
need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

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


ALICE STREET
ATTEST:
s/Crissy Abbott 2 proposed
City Clerk variance













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SMemory Lane


PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JOAN KROLL
This was a common sight in Florida as well as the entire East Coast in the weeks following Sept. 9,
1960. This photo of a tree ripping up grass like a linen sheet depicts the destruction left in Hardee
County by Hurricane Donna. The massive storm crossed the peninsula as a Category Four hurri-
cane. It made a grand entrance with a 13-foot storm surge when it made landfall between Naples
and Fort Myers. As the storm made its way across the state, Hardee County was fatefully in its path
before it exited through Daytona Beach. Donna left substantial damage in the county, completely
destroying one house, leaving 22 with major structural damage and 267 with "minor" damage
(including loss of roof). While 10 percent of the orange and tangerine crop was lost in Florida due
to Donna's destruction, Hardee County lost 50 percent of its orange crop which was, and has
always been, a major industry for the county. Schools were closed for a week in Hardee County, and
full power was not restored for over two weeks. Donna foreshadowed the even more destructive
Charley, which was to come 44 years later.

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

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10B The Herald-Advocate, March 9, 2006





During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
March 5, Roberto Alva Rodriguez, 23, of 319 N. Monroe Ave.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. K. Cloud and charged
with DUI and no valid license.
March 5, a residential burglary on Dallas McClellan Road and a fight
on U. S. 17 South were reported.

March 4, Marcel Louis Melton, 23, of 694 Honeysuckle St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with domes-
tic violence battery.
March 4, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 3, Joseph William Allmon, 44, of 3239 Griffin Whidden Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. L. Williams and charged with domestic
battery.
March 3, Willie James Lee, 46, of 630 Snell St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. L.Williams and charged with domestic battery.
March 3, thefts on Gobble Lane and West Main Street, a fight on
Washington Street and a tag stolen on SR62 were reported.

March 2, Amancio Cruz Cruz, 44, of 5676 CR674, Wimauma, was
arrested by corrections Dep. Earl Harrison on capiases alleging failure to
appear in court on charges of failure to pay fines on convictions for two
counts disorderly intoxication.
March 2, Bud Travis Trinidad, 25, P.O. Box 1246, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of probation (original
charge possession of methamphetamine).
March 2, a residential burglary on Peace River Woods Road was
reported.

March 1, Joseph Fleurmond, 22, of 1653 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on warrants charging him with violation of
probation (original charges disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with knowledge of a sus-
pended license).
March 1, Christine Rae Lessor, 35, of 122 Owens St., Auburndale, was
arrested by corrections Dep. Earl Harrison on warrants charging her with
violation of probation (original charges possession of a controlled sub-
stance and possession of drug paraphernalia).
March 1, Amanda Michelle Goggans, 24, of 11659 SW 51st Way,
Webster, was arrested by corrections Dep. Earl Harrison on a warrant
charging her with non-support.

Feb. 28, James Meerwoin Scott, 53, of 4022 SE Ninth Court, Cape
Coral, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. K. Benavidez and
charged with DUI.
Feb. 28, Martin Morales, 28, of 611 E. Jones St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a warrant charging him with violation of
community control house arrest originall charge possession of metham-
phetamine) and a capias alleging failure to appear in court on a charge of
driving while license suspended.
Feb. 28, criminal.mischief on Lincoln Street was reported.

Feb. 27, Drenda Kay Purdy, 27, of 935 Cecil Durrance Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. L. Williams and charged with domestic
battery.
Feb. 27, Johnny Lee Cook, 60, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 27, Nicholas Alvarado, 36, P.O. Box 1153, Undilla, Ga., was
arrested by corrections Dep. Earl Harrison on a court pickup order on a


charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Feb. 27, criminal mischief on Saron Drive, a theft on Tuskeegee Street
and a vehicle stolen on Boyd Cowart Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 5, Abel Garrido, 19, of 325 SR66, Zolfo Springs, was arrested
by Ofc. Chris LeConte and charged with obstruction and no valid license.

March 4, Albert Sanchez, 23, of 5007 Troublesome Ave., Bowling


,MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Bagel,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray, Gard-
en Peas, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk

Lunch: Burrito or Hamburger on a
Bun (Salad Tray, Potato Rounds,
Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Lasagna
(Salad Tray, Green Beans, Pears,
Juice, Rolls) and Milk
FRIDAY
SBreakfast: Cereal, Muffin, Mixed
Fruit, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole
Kernel Corn, Strawberries & Peach-
es, Juice) and Milk
: JUNIOR HIGHIW "

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Bagel,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or Tuna
Salad w/Crackers or Pepperoni
Pizza (Tossed, Salad, Garden Peas,
Carrots, Cole Slaw, Peaches, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk b
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que or Cheese Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Savory Rice, Mixed Fruit,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
w/Dill or Pepperoni Pizza or Burrito
(Lettuce & Tomato, Potato Rounds,
Baked Beans, Juice, Applesauce,
Chinese Chews) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Toasted
Cheese Sandwich w/HB Egg or
Lasagna (Tossed Salad, Green
Beans, Sweet Potato Souffle, Pears,
Jell-O, Juice, Roll) and Milk
EBIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Blueberry,
Muffin, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Meatloaf or Taco Hot
Pocket or Combo Sub (Lettuce &
Tomato, Whole Kernel Corn, Turnip


NOTICE


REQUEST FOR VARIANCE

All interested persons are hereby notified that Redlands Christian Migrant Association is
requesting a variance of their property, located at 316 N 9th Avenue, to reduce the front setback
from 20' to 5'7" and a side setback from 10' to 5'6" for the purpose of installing a new
classroom and office building. The property is legally described as:

LOTS 11 & 12 & 13 BLK 6 CARLTON & MCEWEN SUBD & W 8 FT OF
ALLEY LYING ON E SIDE THEREOF EXCEPTIONAL CHILD SCHOOL

.The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board at their
regular meeting on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. and by -the Wauchula City
Commission at their regular meeting on April 10, 2006 at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission
-Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at
these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission
with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will
feed to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

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


ATTEST:
s/Crissy Abbott
City Clerk











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Greens, Cornbread, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) and Milk

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MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Bagel,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice (Tossed
Salad, Turnip Greens, Juice,
Peaches, Beets, Black-Eyed Peas,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Fried Chicken (Tossed
Salad, Savory Rice, Mixed
Vegetables, Squash, Pears, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Mexicali Corn, Pinto
Beans and Ham, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed Salad,
Veggie Cup, Garden Peas, Jell-O
w/Fruit, Waldorf Salad, Roll, Juice)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Muffin, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza Hot
Pocket (Tossed Salad, Potato
Rounds, Squash, Ranger Cookies,
Juice, Roll) and Milk


Green, was arrested by Ofc. Chris LeConte and charged with possession of
marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license sus-
pended.

March 3, a fight on West Main Street was reported.

March 2, Ronnie Lee Boyd, 45, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with disorderly intoxication
and resisting arrest without violence.
March 2, Salomon Maldonado, 14, of 4405 Dixianna Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Matthew Whatley on charges of violation of
probation (original charges grand theft and burglary of a dwelling).

Feb. 28, Michael Harry Mohn, 61, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone and charged with possession of mari-'
juana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapherna-
lia. At the jail on March 3, Dep. Mark McCoy also detained him on war-
rants alleging violation of probation (original charges disorderly intoxica-
tion and resisting arrest without force).

Feb. 27, a residential burglary on N. Third Avenue and a business bur-
glary on South Florida Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 3, Julio Vasquez Fabian, 23, of 507 DeSoto St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel on a warrant alleging failure to appear
in court on a charge of domestic battery. Fabian was also charged with no
valid license. -

March 1, a vehicle was reported stolen on Dixianna Drive.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 1, a vehicle was reported stolen on Third Street.

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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION

All interested persons are hereby notified that Timothy L. & Bettye C. Steedley and Veronica
Barker are requesting a special exception for the purpose of operating a day care center on their
property located at 405 S 11th Ave. The property is legally described as:

S 27 FT OF LOT 16 & LOTS 17 & 18 BLK A MELROSE PLACE

The. proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at this meeting. If any persons)
decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which they will
need a verbatim record of'the proceedings, they will need to ensure tlht such verbatim record is
made. *

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


ATTEST: HIGH STREET
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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION

All interested persons are hereby notified that FINR II, Inc is requesting annexation of their
property, located at 1044 S Florida Avenue, into the City of Wauchula city limits with a Zoning
Classification of Ci (Commercial) and a Future Land Use Map (FLUM) designation of
Commercial. The property is legally described as:

5 AC S1/2 OF NEl/4 OF NE1/4 OF SW1/4 09 34S 25E

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on'
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. and the City Commission on Monday, April 10, 2006 at
6:00 p.m. at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested
persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of.
the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

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Mayor, City Commission


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This week in history, as Florida met his death here during
researched from the archival Monday night when a train ran him
pages of The Florida Advocate, over.
the Hardee County Herald and Buck was a slow-trailing Red-
The Herald-Advocate of... Bone Hound belonging to Sheriff
C.S. Dishong. He was 9 years old,
75 YEARS AGO and was solely a deer and turkey
Train Mangles 'Buck,' A Note' trailer.
Slow Trailer: Old Buck is dead. Thl.. 7---His owner estimates that over
most famous deer dog in South, 00deer were killed over his head.


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By Freda B. Douglas : -


Time changes many things, but not the joy your friendship brings.
I received a tract in the mail yesterday entitled "Let Your Goals
Empower You." The title immediately grabbed my attention, and 10 min-
utes later I had read the tract.
Ever since I was quite young I have been goal oriented. I hit the first
goal I made but, unfortunately, it never came to fruition. My dad had told
me when I was in my early teens that if I graduated from high school as an
honor student, he would do two things: He would buy me a different piano
(the old upright we had had a flat F on it), and he would somehow see that
I went to college.
I was the youngest of four, but my brothers didn't like school as well as
I did. I decided I would not just be an honor student, I would be the best,
and I was. The night of graduation the principal told my dad I didn't need
any further education. Considering the era I was raised in, it is not surpris-
ing my dad took Professor DeWald's word for that.
, Many years after that, I worked for Sarah Coventry as a jewelry sales
person. By this time my husband had died uninsured, and I had a huge
funeral bill to pay. The undertaker was a family friend, and was not worried
about getting paid, but it was a debt and it had to be paid.
I believe it was September when I started to sell jewelry in addition to
my secretarial duties. I wrote on a 3x5 card that I would clear $500 in my
"jewelry sales by the end of the *year, and tacked the card above my desk.
That one worked out well. By the end of the year I had cleared $5,000, and
by the middle of January I had retired my debt to the funeral home.
Now it is many years later. I'm again in business this time on the
Internet and I have my goals for my Internetbusiness scotch-taped to my
:monitor.
I'll give you a glimpse of some of the items in the tract that brought my
memories into focus:
-Hope is when you expect that something good will happen tomorrow.
-There is really no difference between young people and old people.
'Both get tired and have to sleep. Both get hungry and have to eat. Both get
discouraged and excited, depending on the day and circumstance. What
keeps a person young? A driving and passionate goal.
-Tomorrow I will stand on a mountain with the rod of God in my hand.
Every human being, no matter what your color, your creed or religion
or lack of it needs a goal!
--Goals Will Empower You: You must make your goals meaningful,,
marvelous, measurable and manageable.
-Even if you are in the valley today, tomorrow God will inspire you to
get to the top of your mountain.
-Lord, plant in our hearts goals for tomorrow. Think through our'
brains. Work in our hearts and emotions. Affect and shape our moods.
IChange our feelings. Thank You, Lord.
I don't apologize for this article. With me, what you see is what you get,
because God loves you, and so do I.
Go in peace!


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers

TALKING ABOUT BASEBALL...
Remember the old saying, "March comes in like a lion and goes out
like a lamb?"
Well, that depends on where you live, of course, but there's no doubt
that when the end of winter comes, we're ready for it! Meanwhile, we tick
off the days on the calendar Ash Wednesday ... St. Patrick's Day ...
and, for all those folks who truly believe that time begins on opening day,
Spring Training.
I'm not going to.pretend to be a huge fan, but living in a town with two
major league teams, the Yankees and the Mets, and legions of their enthu-
siastic supporters, you find yourself paying some attention to baseball. Of
the many aspects of the game, the one I find especially intriguing is the
huge diversity of its fans. People who would otherwise appear to have lit-
tle in common come together for love of a team and a sport. And, by-and-
large, they are reasonably respectful of one another as well as the fans
of other teams. (Well, OK, maybe not always with Red Sox fans, but that's
different.
Of course, I know, as you do, that an extreme word or, at least, one
that's perceived to be extreme can lead to an ugly situation. So, a certain
amount of tolerance is generally the. order of the day. Maybe your first
reaction is to think, "Well, of course. What else do you expect?" But we live
in an age when tolerance and respect cannot be taken for granted. There
are few places on earth where an everyday event might not become explo-
sive at the drop of a hat or, more likely, the utterance of a thoughtless,
rude or nasty word.
I remember a line from bestselling author Robert Fulghum that I
believe, sadly, to be true: "Sticks and stones may break our bones, but
words.can break our hearts."
Whether we're talking about racial or ethnic background, about sex or
age, about the way people behave or what they believe, we hear a lot about
diversity these days. Yet we know all too well from the evening news, as
well as comments at the water cooler or the dinner table, that everything
that's different about us too often gets in the way of everything we have in
common.
Bottom line: mutual respect is my personal responsibility and yours.
What right do I have to feel "dissed" by others if my own words aren't all
they should've?
Among our Christopher Award-winning books for young people this
year is "Am I A Color Too?" It's a beautifully illustrated and wonderfully
thoughtful book for preschoolers from the perspective of a child with a
black father and a white mother, and it offers a good reminder:
"I am a Human Being,
Not a color, not a word.
I have my hopes and dreams
And a voice that will be heard."
Whether we're cheering at a ballgame, telling a joke or chatting with a
store clerk, I hope we speak in a way that does honor to ourselves as well
as our listeners.
That's what real champions do.
For a free copy of the Christopher News Note "Respect, Understanding,
Tolerance Building Blocks Of Peace," write: The Christophers, 12 East
48th Street, New York, NY 10017; or e-mail: mail@christophers.org


Ex-governor Cary A. Hardee, of
Live Oak, will speak in Wauchula
on Friday, May 29, at the com-
mencement exercises of Wauchula
High School.
This announcement was made by
John M. Crowell, superintendent,
who said that the former governor
was delighted at being able to visit
Wauchula and Hardee County
again.
Kiwanis Club Visits With
Arcadia Club: Wauchula Kiwanis
journeyed to Arcadia en force last
Friday to attend the inter-club meet-
ing with the club there. Some 25 of
the local members made the trip,
and the members of the Lakeland
club were also present.
The Lakeland Kiwanis made the
trip in five airplanes, and is the first
time that the club used that mode of
travel to meet with another club.
The planes made the 60-mile flight
in about 40 minutes.
50 YEARS AGO
'Cats to Play Lakeland Tuesday:
The Hardee High baseball team will
open its 1956 season Tuesday night
at Farr Field. Wauchula will be
playing the Lakeland High
Dreadnaughts. The game will start
at 7:30.
Music Festival Starts Today: The
1956 Junior Music Festival for the
Seminole District of the Florida
Federation of Music Clubs will be
held in Wauchula at the Woman's
Club building on Friday and
Saturday, March 9-10. .
The junior festivals are designed
to serve children with a wide vari-
ety of musical interests.
Participation will challenge chil-
dren with professional music ambi-
tions and those whose music educa-
tion is primarily recreational.
Wildcats End Cage Season in 3rd
Place: The Hardee High Wildcats
wound up their basketball season
last week by placing third in the
Southwest Florida Conference tour-
nament. They recorded a 69 to 47
victory over Dade. City in the first
round, before being eliminated by
Winter Haven 58 to 56.
Third place was cinched by the
defeat of Plant City 71 to 64.
25 YEARS AGO
;PQJ Tj'ral Moved To Polk County:
The trial of more than 10 people in
the Gardner pot-smuggliIng case
began Monday morning with six of
the defendants not showing up. It
ended Tuesday afternoon with e
judge terminating the proceedings.
Judge Oliver L. Green Jr. made
the decision to terminate the trial in
Hardee County after failing for two
days to seat a six-member jury from
the 86 persons who showed up for
jury duty Monday.
Green informed the attorneys that
he had never had a problem with
picking a jury in Polk County and,
after terminating the proceedings-in
Hardee, set the trial for Monday at 9
a.m. in Bartow.


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Legal Action Possible On
Unfinished School: The School
Board appears to be heading for a
confrontation with the contractor
over the new high school complex,
which was scheduled for comple-
tion at the beginning of February.
Superintendent John Terrell told
the board last Friday the. situation
was getting to the point where they
would either have to assess full liq-
uidated damages or have a legal
confrontation with Morrick
Construction Co. over the uncom-
pleted project.
Stuart Sues For 4ih Year On
Assessed Mineral,Rights: For the
fourth straight year, a wealthy Polk
County family is.contesting the tax
assessment:6 of mineral rights they
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J.K. Stuart, W.H. Stuart,
Margarette M. Stuart and Fritz K.
Mitchell, as personal representa-
tives of the Estate of Alice J. Stuart,
filed their suit against the county in
the Circuit Court on Feb. 13.
10 YEARS AGO
Historic City Hall Renovations
To Begin Soon: Long-awaited reno-
vations- of the historic Wauchula
City Hall and auditorium will begin
within the next 45 days.
In a special meeting on Tuesday
evening, the City Council leaned
toward approving the job to the low
bidder, Johnny L. Robinson
Construction Inc. of Wauchula.
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central and southwest Florida coun-
ties are giving birth to a new area
code.
Sprint-United Telephone of
Florida assigned a new area code to
Hardee County beginning last May
28. A grace period of sorts was
allotted until March 3 of this year.
Gone is the familiar 813, replaced
by 941.
Schools Applaud The Best: North
Wauchula Elementary School
walked away with top honors last
week as the Hardee County School
District gathered to recognize its
best.
Named District Teacher of the
Year was Mary Idsardi, while
District School-Related Employee
of the Year is Mary Helen
Hernandez.


INVITATION TO BID
PHASE II SECTION I LANDFILL EXPANSION
HARDEE COUNTY LANDFILL FACILITY
HARDEE COUNTY
The Hardee County Solid Waste Department operates an integrated solid waste management program for
Hardee County. The principal facility is a 12.5 acre Class I Landfill (Phase I) located in the northwest corner
of the County's landfill site. The Hardee County Landfill Facility near Wauchula includes the Class I Landfill
(Phase I), a closed C&D landfill, and a material recovery facility (MRF), in addition to associated support facil-
ities for managing household hazardous waste, scrap metal and white goods, yard waste, and recyclables.
Construction of Phase II Section I Hardee County Landfill Facility is being conducted under Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Construction Permit No. 38414-008-SC/01. A copy of the
FDEP permit is provided in the bid package.
Sealed bid offers (one original and three complete copies) for furnishing the above will be accepted until 2:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. 2006 at the Hardee County Purchasing Department, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873. At this time or as soon as possible thereafter, the bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud. The deadline time will be established by the timepiece of the Hardee County representative at the open-
ing.
To ensure that your bid is responsive, you are urged to request clarification or guidance on any issues involving
this solicitation before submission of your response. Request for interpretations, clarifications and questions
concerning the Bid Documents must be received, in writing, by the Purchasing Department no later than four-
teen (14) calendar days prior to the date for opening of the Bids (2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. 2006). The
Purchasing Department is the only source for information dissemination. Direct all inquiries to:
Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Office: (863) 773-5014
Fax: (863) 773-0322
jack.logan@hardeecounty.net
A pre-Bid conference will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. March 14, 2006 at the Public Works
Engineering Department building, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873 telephone (863) 773-
5014. Immediately following the pre-Bid conference, a pre-Bid site walk through will be held at the
Hardee County Landfill Facility. Attendance at the pre-Bid conference is MANDATORY. All prospec-
tive Bidders will be required to attend the pre-Bid conference and the pre-Bid site walk through.
Bid Documents may be obtained from the office of SCS Engineers, 3012 U.S. Highway 301 North, Suite 700,
Tampa, Florida 33619-2242, telephone (813) 621-0080, facsimile (813) 623-6757 Attention: Kim Byer, P.G.
upon payment by check or money order made payable to SCS Engineers in the amount of $175.00, non-refund-
able. The cost of the Bid Documents includes the fee for FedEx overnight delivery. Bid Documents are also
available for review at the Hardee County-Purchasing Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
All requests for Bid Documents must include the name of the person requesting the Bid Documents, company
'name, street address, and telephone and facsimile numbers to ensure proper delivery.
The BIDDER must ensure that employees ahd appliiitts f6fermpiloyment'are not discriminated against for rea-'
sons of race, color, religion, sex, national origin' or'handicapped status. Minority and female-owned business-"
es are encouraged to participate.
Bidders must be appropriately licensed contractors in the State of Florida at the time proposals are submitted.
Bid offers are to be accompanied by a Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in the dollar amount representing not less
than five (5) percent of the total amount bid as a guarantee to enter into a contract and furnish performance.
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID, delete any portion
of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best inter-
est of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the
right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall
not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.


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Exhibitor: Kaylyn Stevenson Sale Price: $5.25
Buyer: Arcadia Stockyard


Grand Champion Rabbit: Dalton Richey


Exhibitor: Jarrett Stevenson


GRAND CHAMPION SWINE


Buyer: Crown Ford


Sale Price: $10.00


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RESERVE CHAMPION STEER
Exhibitor: Blake Stagg Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Mosaic


Poultry Winners
Grand Champion Duck: Dalton Richey
Reserve Champion Duck: Brian Yakes
Grand Champion Standard: Austin Wallace
Reserve Champion Standard: Andrew Hunt
Grand Champion Bantam: Jessica Hunt
Reserve Champion Bantam: Kayla Hendry
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RESERVE CHAMPION SWINE
Exhibitor: Kyndall Robertson Sale Price: $8.25
Buyer: Dirt Masters & Aluchuwa Farms


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON


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Sale Price: $3.25


Exhibitor: Miles Newman Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Wauchula State Bank


Exhibitor: Dalton Reas Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Hardee Petroleum


Exhibitor: Bradley Keene Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer


Exhibitor: Krystin Robertson Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exhibitor: Kaitlyn Kennedy Pate Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Cobb Construction Company


Exhibitor: Caleb Reas Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Publix


Exhibitor: Jocelyn Skipper Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Carlton 2x4 Ranch


Exhibitor: Kalan Royal Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Florida Fence Post


Exhibitor: Hardee FFA Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Mosaic


Exhibitor: 4-H Foundation Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Pete's Pharmacy


Exhibitor: John Paul Barton Sale Price: $2.75
Buyer: Conley Grove Service


Exhibitor: Jessica McVay Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Southern Fabricating


Exhibitor: J.C. Richardson Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Freedom Pipeline


Exhibitor: Mandy Cornelius Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Perryington Feeders


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Buyer: Heartland Growers Supply


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Exhibitor: Jackson Floyd Sale Price: $2,400.00 Exhibitor: Ciarra Elmore Sale Price: $2,000.00 Exhibitor: Kaylee Brummett Sale Price: $2,600.00
Buyer: Petteway Citrus & Cattle Buyer: Hardee Livestock Market Buyer: Lake Branch Dairy


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Exhibitor: Shelby Albritton Sale Price: $7.00
Buyer: Veg King


Exhibitor: Luke Winter Sale Price: $7.00
Buyer: Joe Davis Groves & Ranch


Exhibitor: Caroline Durrance Sale Price: $8.50
Buyer: Koyote L Coyote Lake Feed


Exhibitor: Daniel Miller Sale Price: $6.75
Buyer: Cat's Corner


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Exhibitor: Jared Arnold Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Wauchula Abstract & Title Co.


Exnliitor: Jonn Andrew Miller Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Farr Groves


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Exhibitor: Shelby Lambert Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: D 3 Ranch


Exhibitor: LaRon Rogers Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Big T Tire


Exhibitor: Joshua Rickett Sale Price: $4.75 Exhibitor: Matthew Greubel Sale Price: $5.75
Buyer: Publix Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exhibitor: Kaitlyn Paige Shaw Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Coldwell Banker


Exhibitor: Murell Winter Sale Price: $7.50
Buyer: Carlton 2x4 Ranch


Exhibitor: Amanda McNabb Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Eli's Western Wear


Exhibitor: Lindsey Moye Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: John Dylan Roberts Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Jack See Construction


Exhibitor: Gregorio Aleman Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Mosaic


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Exhibitor: Marisa Shivers Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Kash n Karry


Exhibitor: Taylor Lambert Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Farm Bureau


Exhibitor: Kendall Gough Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: FINR


Exhibitor: Kramer Royal Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Hanchey's Carpets








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Exhibitor: Lacey Cumbee Sale Price: $7.00
Buyer. Skipper Citrus & Cattle


Exhibitor: Jimmy Sasser Sale Price: $5.75
Buyer: Publix


Exhibitor: Katie Rogers Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Smith Transport


Exhibitor: Kelly Jo Smith Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Kelly Durrance


Exhibitor: Justin Rickett Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Johnson Harvesting


Exhibitor: Matthew Grace Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: English Chevrolet


Exhibitor: Kacey Bryant Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Tampa Electric


F'r-ri:.i-.r Tyler Cloud Sale Price $5.50
Buyer: Doyle Carlton III


'Exhibitor Ashley Bass Sale F'Price 56.50
Buyer. Freedom Pipeline


Exhibitor: Lance McCrary Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: English Chevrolet


Exhibitor: Juliann Davis Sale Price: $8.50
Buyer: Bagwell Lumber Company


Exhibitor: Stephanie Khauer Sale Price: $5.00.
Buyer: Johnson Groves & Farms


Exhibitor: Randi Sasser Sale Price: $6.25
Buyer: Cat's Corner


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Exhibitor: Kristen Cumbee Sale Price: $5.75
Buyer: Roland Skipper


Exhibitor: Jessica Hunt Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Lone Star Construction


Exhibitor: Emily Hughes Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exhibitor: Christina English Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Mosaic


Exhibitor: Smokee Barker Sale Price: $6.50
Buyer: Chapman Fruit Company


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Exhibitor: Brittany Hines Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Chapman Fruit Company


Exhibitor: Justin Knight Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Hardee Livestock Market


Exhibitor: LeAnna Himrod Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer







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Exhibitor: Kyle Clanton Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: First National Bank of Wauchula


Exhibitor: Chance Moye Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Fields Equipment Company


Exhibitor: Donnie Williams Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Elihoreph Ltd.


Exhibitor: Cleston Sanders Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Harold McClelland


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Exhibitor: Brittany Mishoe Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Buckhorn Nursery


Exhibitor: Savannah Miller Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Andy Hunt Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Heartland Growers Supply


Exhibitor: Philip Barton Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Best Western Motel


Exhibitor: Dana Terrell a Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Pete's Pharmacy


Exhibitor: Kirsti Roehm Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: D 3 Farms


Exhibitor: Dillon Rabon Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Freedom Pipeline


Exhibitor: Bradley Brewer Sale Price: $6.50
Buyer: Joe Davis Jr. Groves


Exhibitor: Kara Keen Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Labud Services


Exhibitor: Blake Farrer Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Hardee Title & Abstract


Exhibitor: Bailey Knight Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: C&B Cattle Co.


Exhibitor: Carter Lambert Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Advantage Environmental


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Exhibitor: Dillard Albritton Sale Price: $9.00
Buyer: Los Alamitos Auto Parts


Exhibitor: Korin Roehm Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Florida Vet Services


Exhibitor: Wintz Terrell Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Lambert Realty


Exhibitor: Cassie Sisum Sale Price: $5.75
Buyer: Mosaic


Exhibitor: Lola Rivera Sale Price: $5.25
Buyer: Conley Grove Service


Exhibitor: Rebeka Rain Brown Sale Price: $6.50
Buyer: Wauchula State Bank


Exhibitor: Brandi Westberry Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: CF Industries







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Exhibitor: Tyler Simandl Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: First National Bank of Wauchula


Exhibitor: Dalton Bryant Sale Price: $4.75
Buyer: Walter Farr


Exhibitor: Ashlee Abbott Sale Price: $6.75
Buyer: J&N Cattle Company


Exhibitor: Michael Grace Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Doyle Carton III


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Exhibitor: Jonathan Simandl Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Kimmy Perry Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Veg King


Exhibitor: Codi Ham Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: D&S Cattle Co.


Exhibitor: David Williams Sale Price: $5.75
,Buyer: Cobb Construction


Exhibitor: Patrick Laker Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Colton Albritton 'Sale Price: $7.50
Buyer,- Labor Solutions


Exhibitor: Tara McNabb i
Buyer: Mosaic


Exhibitor: Mason Gough Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Cattlemerfs Livestock Market


Exhibitor: Megan Shivers Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: JLC Harvesting


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Exhibitor: Travis Bradley Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Sandhill Hay Co.


Exhibitor: Brooke Conley Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: David Singletary


Exhibitor: Jenna Williams Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: First Fruit


Exhibitor: Dalton Rabon Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Labud Services


Exhibitor: Joseph Barton Sale Price: $5.00
Buver: Mac Driskell Fruit Company


Exhibitor: Sabrina Freeman Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exhibitor: Brandon Holton Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Mosaic







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Prince and Princess 2006 Court: Prince TyQuain Means and Princess Vanessa Miranda, runner-ups Joel Garland and Kristian
Judah, Most Photogenic Prince Johnny Saldivar Jr., Most Photogenic Princess Danielle Weeks, and Internet Photogenic Joel
Garland and Cheyenne Pohl


Mrs. Hardee County and her Court are (from left) Mrs. Internet Photogenic Amy Pelham, first runner-up and Audience Choice Emily
Ward, Queen Sophia Peavy, second runner-up and Mrs. Congeniality Angela Blair and Mrs. Photogenic Stephanie Roberson.


Prince and Princess 2006 Court: Prince TyQuain Means and Princess Vanessa Miranda, runner-ups Joel Garland and Kristian
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Mrs. Hardee County 2006 Sophia Peavy.


To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
4 oHardee County Health Department


PREVENTING POISONINGS AT HOME
t March is National Poison Prevention Month. A poison is any substance
that can cause harmful effects in the body. Millions of people are uninten-
44.. .tionally poisoned every year, and children under the age of 6 are at the
t "greatest risk.
j .- ,, Every 30 seconds a child is poisoned in the United States, and nearly
60 percent of all poisonings occur to children under the age of 6. Be aware
that childproof caps are not really child proof They are only child resistant,
and if a child is given enough time he will open the container.
'i. ~Children are curious by nature and investigate their world by putting
: most things in their mouths. They will eat or drink anything, regardless of
how it tastes. Children like the attractive packaging, good smells and are
drawn to the colorful substances of many of the-products-founrid around the
"home. ,
The most dangerous poisons include: medicines (prescription and
over-the-counter, including iron pills), cleaning products that can cause
burns (drain opener, toilet bowl cleaner, oven cleaner, rust remover),
antifreeze,, windshield washer solution, hydrocarbons' (furniture polish,-
lighter fluid, lamp oil, kerosene, paint thinner), carbon monoxide, pesti-
cides, and wild mushrooms.

Checklist For A Poison-Proof Home
1. Keep all household poisons and medication in their original,
labeled, child-resistant containers.
2. Lock poisons and medicines out of reach and sight of small chil-
___,... .dren.,
3. Be as careful with non-prescription medicines as you are with pre-
The 2006 Kindergarten Princess Court: Princesses Layla Santoyo and Jillian Thompson, Photogenic Princesses Madison scription medications. To avoid confusion, do not refer to medications as
Warnock and Julissa Flores, Internet Photogenic Princesses Layla Santoyo and Corie Benton, and Coloring Contest winners "candy" or take them in front of children.
,Michaela Blasingain and Hannah Revell. 4. Keep purses and diaper bags out of children's reach. Also be aware
of visitors purses and suitcases.
5. Never leave children alone with household products or medications.
...,. .. If you are using a product, take a child with you when stopping to answer
the telephone or the door. Most poisonings occur when the product is in
A";'i,: ..p, :' ':. .' = 2 use.
6. Return household and chemical products to safe storage immedi-
''" -"- ately after use.
6;7. Know which plants in and around your home can be poisonous, and
.keep them away from children.
8. Take the time to teach children about poisonous substances.
9. Keep the number of your poison center on or near your telephone.
What To Do If A Poisoning Occurs
1. First of all, stay calm.
'."2. Immediately call your poison center or physician and have the fol-
.:'A ."lowing information ready:
S ':' Child's condition, age and weight
k* Product containers or bottles
Time that poisoning occurred
Your name and telephone number
3. Follow the instructions that the poison center gives you.
A'The Florida Poison Information Center can be contacted at 1-800-222-
1222. The number can also be obtained from the inside front cover of your
phone book or on the Web at www.aapcc.org. Keep the number near every
t el telephone in your house.

..Why Call the Poison Center?
wo1. Poison centers are staffed with pharmacists and registered nurses
who provide emergency information. They may refer you to a hospital or
doctorss office, but most poisonings can be treated at home. There is no
charge for calling Poison Control.
w 2. Experts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
3. Specialists in poison information provide treatment recommenda-
tions for all kinds of poisonings, drug interactions and poison prevention.
4. The poison center will send you poison prevention information and
Stickers.
... The mission of the Florida Department of Health is to promote and
S. protect the health and safety of all people in Florida through the delivery of
high quality public health services and promotion of health-care standards.
This article adapted from the American Association of Poison Control
Centers Inc.


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COUNTY COURT withheld, probation 12 months,
The following marriage licens- warrantless search and seizure,
es were issued recently in the drug abuse evaluation and treat-
office of the county court: ment, random drug tests, $315 fine
Ignacio Ontiveros Saucedo, 27, and court costs, $100 public
Wauchula, and Laura Guillermina defender fees, $50 investigative
Gonzales, 21, Wauchula. costs, 50 hours community service;
Michael Jason Kersey, 26, Zolfo possession of drug paraphernalia,
Springs, and Valarie Neal Allen. ", not prosecuted.
Zolfo Springs. .-- ... Joe Hernandez, domestic battery,
Rene Rivera, 55, Wauchula, aftd' placed in pre-trial intervention pro-
Marie Nicolasa Moreno-Diaz, 26,' -gram.
Wauchula. John Everett McClenithan Sr.,
Fernando Morales, 26, domestic battery, placed in pre-trial
Wauchula, and Priscilla Gonzalez, intervention program.
27, Wauchula. Mario Lopez Tomas, domestic
battery, placed in pre-trial interven-


The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Long's Air Conditioning Inc. vs.
Jose Becerra, default judgment.
Credigy Receivables Inc. vs.
Jerry W. Purser, voluntary dis-
missal.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. vs. Zeferino F. Paz,
amended order.
Premium Asset Recovery Corp.
vs. Jennifer W. Soria, payment
order, default judgment if payments
not made.
State Farm Mutual-Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o Produce
Central Inc. vs. Joe Sanchez,
Guadalupe Belmares and Roberto
Servin, dismissed.
Ford Motor Credit Co.
vs.Ruperto Ayala and Maria D.
Ayala, stipulated judgment, execu-
tion withheld.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Rolie Gamble, domestic battery
and violation of probation (original
charge domestic battery), probation
revoked, 120 days in jail with cred-
it for time served (CTS), $667 fine
and court costs and $100 public
defender fees added to outstanding
fines and fees and all placed on
lien.
Sharon Denise Griffin, resisting
arrest without force, adjudication


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tion program.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
James Dean Knight, driving
without license (DWLS), not pros-
ecuted.
Israel Ramirez, DWLS, dis-
missed.
Connie Marie Miner, DWLS,
dismissed.
Larry Torres, DUI, probation 12
months, concurrent with Jackson
County, DUI school, $662.50 $100
public defender fees, $60 investiga-
tive costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Ascension Vasquez, violation of
probation (original charge DUI),
terminate probation.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Midfirst Bank vs. Adrian
Vasquez and Esperanza Vasquez,
petition to foreclose mortgage.
Cindy Lee Warren vs. Donald
Aaron" Hughes, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Cynthia Marie Scullen vs. Kevin
J. Manning, interstate petition for
child support.
Ashley Hiers vs. Lewis Eric
Brown, petition for injunction for
protection.
Elena Teresa Patino vs. Catarino
Moreno, petition for injunction for
protection.
Geraldo Diaz vs. Junior L.
Woods, damages.
- Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Vicki
S. Eures et al, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
The state Department of
Children and Families (D-CAF)
and state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Jerry J. Daniels, petition
for child support.


petition.
Frank Medrano vs. Mary Ann
Medrano, petition for child support.
Juan Rodriguez and Maria Elena
Rodriguez, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Sophia Ivery vs. LaNeatha Daily,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Lynne D. Miller vs. Michael A.
Finnegan, interstate child support
Lavonne Robinson vs. David L.
Robinson, divorce.
Roy A. Brown vs. Thomas
Wayne Lanham et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Suzanna Escobedo. vs. Juan
Escobedo Jr., injunction for protec-
tion.
Luis Carlos Ortegon vs.Susan
Gayle Ortegon, child support ter-
minated.
Bluelinx Corp. vs. Judy Carol
Godwin d/b/a Custom Craft
Manufacturing, judgment.
Sandra L. Chestnut vs. Jesse
Chestnut, order on child support
arrearages.
Derilla Senat vs. Joseph
Darcieus, order.
Robin Knarr vs. Daniel Knarr,
injunction for protection.
Brenda Lumley vs. Mark
Lumley, injunction for protection.
Pamela Jean Murphy vs. Robert
Waylan Murphy, injunction for pro-
tection.
Mary L. Peavy vs. James E.
Peavy Jr., injunction for protection.
Thornell Earl Thomas and
Delilah Denise Thomas, divorce.
Rafter "d" Ranch Inc. vs. Julia
Daughtry, dismissed.
Michelle D. Jardine vs. Gary L..
Dudek, order on support.
Fiona Borland and Steven P.
Borland, divorce.
Ashley Hiers vs. Lewis Brown,
dismissal of injunction for protec-
tion.
Laura Gonzalez Fernandez and
Esteban Fernandez, divorce.
Mattie Thomas Patterson vs.
Rolie Gamble, voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases.
Roberto Cavazos and the DOR
vs. Brenda Alvarado.
Dena Cash and DOR vs. Jody
Dollar.


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's


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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.
Andres Gaona, lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation, not prosecuted.
Nicholas Arnold Schock, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
possession of drug paraphernalia),
probation revoked, time served,
probation terminated, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Michelle Danielle Bastanzi, pur-
chase of cocaine and tampering
with evidence, adjudication with-
held, one day probation CTS,
waive fines and court costs.
Simon Brown, violation of pro-
bation (original charge purchase of
marijuana), probation revoked, 30
days CTS, outstanding' fines and
fees placed on lien.
Gary Dewayne Grills, possession
of a firearm by a felon amended
to constructive possession of a
firearm by a felon and trafficking in
methamphetamine amended to
possession of methamphetamine,
15 months Florida State Prison
CTS, license suspended two years.
Javier Lopez Hernandez, bur-
glary of a structure, estreated bond.
James Marshall Hullett, violation
of probation (original charge grand
theft), probation revoked, six
months in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Julian Wendell Keen, possession
of methamphetamine, possession
of a controlled substance and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.
Kevin Dewayne Maxwell, grand
theft auto, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, stay away
from business, $370 court costs,
$140 public defender fees,
$1,352.22 restitution, 100 hours
community service.
James Kyle, Oakley, possession
of methamphetamine, adjudication
withheld, 18 months drug offender
probation, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug tests, curfew,
evaluation and treatment, no drugs
or alcohol, $100 fine, $395 court
costs, $140 public defender fees, 50
hours community service.
Jesus Elvis Perez, grand theft
auto, 18 months probation, NCTI
theft school, no contact with vic-
tim, $100 fine, $295 court costs,
$140 public defender fees, 75 hours
community service.
Donald Milton Rimes Jr.,
forgery, uttering a forged instru-
ment and grand theft auto, 18
months probation, no contact with
victim or business, $100 fine, $395
court costs, $140 public defender
fees, $411 restitution, 75 hours
community service.
Rita Marie Sweatt, grand theft
auto amended to grand theft,
adjudication withheld, probation
two years, NCTI theft school, stay
away from business, $370 court
costs, $140 public defender fees,
$1,352.22 restitution.
Leroy Zean Williams, felony dri-
ving while license suspended, time
served, $100 fine, $395 court costs
and $140 public defender fees
placed on lien.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Juan Delatorre to Homes of
Wauchula LLC, $12,000.
Chilton N. and Norma F. Hurst to
Grady Sr. and Patricia M. Johnson,
$100,000.
SHarry W. and Hilda S. James to
Judith A. Merrigan, $80,000.
Raymond andOlga L. Trevino to
Patrick and Deneen Murphy,
$30,000.
First Baptist Church of Wauchula
Inc. to David E. and Mary R.
Crews, $63,550.
James Johnston Jr. to Timothy R.
Carter and Sherrie M. Moses,
$22,500.
Reschke Construction Inc. to
,Andrew Brian Smith and Gary
Smith, $118,000.
Mary Francis Tomlinson,
Matthew J. Tomlinson, Ethel R.
Moroney and Esther O'Neal to
Pedro A. Serrano, $136,000.
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Vixayo to Pheng Sotavong and
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Somchane Vixayo, $52,000.
John W. Tomlinson to Pedro A.
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Kathryn A. Patrick to Jorge Luis
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Russell R. and Rebecca Patten to
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Charles L. McKibben .and J. B.
Delaney to GJTT LLC, $220,000.
Jessie D. Keeton to Dalia S.
Flores, $43,000.
Charles L. and Kathy L.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Cheryl Conkle (left) with her award from shuffleboard and Gert
LaChance with her reward from cribbage.

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown

COFFEE HOUR ted he.was wrong and he did this
There were 204 gathered for cof- right on our stage. The Pennsylva-
fee and doughnuts, information and nia, New York and Eastern
visiting. Shirley Anderson led us in Seaboard picnic was attended by 56
prayer and the pledge. Speaker was people. Each person showed the
Diane Thibodeaux from Medical location of where they lived and
Air Service Association. She was told some interesting facts about it.
very informative on the advantages Hosts were the Kings, the
of being a member of MASA, since Breckerinks, the Lees and the
we are all so far from our regular Hansons of New York and. the
homes. Kamises from Pennsylvania. ,
The merchants, certificates were Ray and Yvette Blais have visi-
given out and the 50/50 of $66 was tors, daughter Annette and son-in-
won by Ruth Porter; she is a long- law Norm and grandson Ricky, Ray
time resident of our park. Ten new and Bev Blaise had their two
residents were introduced, but quite daughters and their first grand-
a few of our residents are heading daughter for visitors.
back home now. ,
SPECIAL AWARDS
GAME SCORES Cheryl Conkle was awarded The
Bid Euchre Feb. 23: first, Shuffleboard Citizens Merit Award
Annabelle Smith; second, Rudy for her support of the sport and for
Houser; third, Ruth Gunn; and teaching new and old players. She
fourth, Grace Brownson. Bid has been a great help and is a very
Euchre Feb. 25: first, Fred Carlton; nice person to learn from. Great job,
second, Bev Bremmer; third, Mel Cheryl.
Wells. Gert LaChance did something
that few people ever get to do. She
SHUFFLEBOARD had a perfect hand of cribbage dealt
Inter-park shuffle: Pioneer Creek to her, by no less than her own part-

21 and Crystal Lake 15. Feb. 23 at ner, Willy Helgren. On the
Sebring Les Anderson got third in American Cribbage Congress Web
Sebmain, Mamie Morton got fourth in site, it put the odds of this happen-
main, Mamie Morton got fourth in ing at 1 in 649,740 if playing
main and Ru Brown got third in against 2-3 opponents. Jack
consolation. At the Wilder singles against 2-3 presented her with a
tournament held in Zephyrhills, in Bremmer presented her with a
the ladies Nancy Singleton got first plaque for this accomplishment.
in main, Darlene Morrison got sec- COMING EVENTS
ond in consolation and in the men Today (Thursday) is Homer
Larry Brown got third in main. Noodleman, a very funny guy. He
In the point shuffle here, in divi- will put on a show after potluck.
sion one: first, Bob Conkle; second, The bocci players will have a snack
Lou Faulknern ; four third, Darlene bar on Saturday at 11. Also that day,
Morrison two: fourst, Les Anderson.s; from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a
division two: first Bob Hoskins; show and tell for all the residents to
second, Jim Van Dyke; third, show their talents and tell about
Emerson Cross; fourth, Kathy Van their projects. That night will be our
Dyke. street dance for all the park with the
Tiny Bubbles Band. The band
NEWS OF INTEREST members put this street dance on to
The Song Birds show on Feb. 26 show their appreciation to all the
was a big success, and ice cream residents of our park, for supporting
sodas were our treat after the show. them. It will be from 6 to 9; if it
Jim Apple crowed again when he rains, it will be held in the rec hall.
won another merchants, certificate, March 15 the shuffleboard players
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12C The Herald-Advocate, March 9, 2006

Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

CHURCH NEWS Yates, Ty and Alice Moore, Lavern
AND PRAYERS Hill, Clarence Barbor, Joe Nelles,
The sermon was by Rev. Enos Yoder, Wendy Vermuelin, Eva
Weyman Darley and there were Moore and also all our military per-
58in attendance. The choir sang sonnel, and the hurricane and torna-
"When All Of God's Singers Get To do victims. May God heal and
Home." Special music was sung by watch over them in his way as he
Joan Bell, "I Walk With His Hand knows best. We need to start pray-
In Mine." We have some new ones ing for the ones from the park as
on our prayer list Dale and Linda they are starting on going home for
Brewer, Bev and Dave Dobberstein, the summer months.
Mike and Marie Condra, Mike and
Gerri Geraci, Dorothy Chup, KOFFEE KLATCH
Mackenzie Pratt, Barbara Gersema, We want to welcome the new
Shirley Gantt, Charlotte Laurey, people in the hall Marjolyn and
Wanda May, Mary Bacon, Barbara Berlyn Bryan, and Jim and Shirley
Miller, Jean Melton, me, Shirley Vance. There was no birthdays or


The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


JAM SESSION
Although we were inside due to
the weather, we still had 48 folks
show up to listen to 13 musicians.
We will surely miss Ray and Jo's
son and daughter-in-law Roger and
Peggy Moore as they leave to head
north. Hopefully, they will stay
longer next season. Shirley Kruys,
Judy Cundiff, Jim Walton, Sue
Venable and Roger VanBlois won
the 50/50. Brenda VanBlois, Judy
Cundiff, Jim Walton, Jackie
Meadows and Charles West won
merchant coupons.

AROUND THE PARK
Tuesday afternoon crafts are
becoming busier as people gather to
make butterflies, silk pansies,
embroidered cards, fuzzy throws
and necklaces. Come join us some-
time. The Tuesday and Thursday
exercise -class is going well. Even
some of the men are joining in!
More people are enjoying the exer-


cise and competition of horseshoes.
This keeps George and Harold
busy. Only four played Pokeno this
week and there were no Phase 10
players.
Bingo on the 23rd had 17 players.
Ernie Katzur won the jackpot while
Charlotte Longueuil won the 50/50.
Merchant certificates went to Mary
Lou Katzur, Ernie Katzur, Emma
West and Lucy Bush. Thursday the
28th saw 27 players.
Bill and Julie Hood won the jack-
pot and 50/50 respectively. Jerry
Heath, Leon Sumner, Betty Christie
and Frances Rousse took home
merchant certificates.
PIONEER PARK DAYS
I think half of our park was there
for opening day on Wednesday the
1st. We came back dirty and tired,
but we enjoyed the music, food and
all the goodies we thought we
couldn't do without. It was so good
to see all the people we hadn't seen
in a while.


COURTESY PHOTO
Joe and Bertha and their bluegrass band entertain us.


anniversaries this week.
MERCHANT CERTIFICATES
The 50/50 went to Joyce Kaleita
and the plant went to Tom Franks.
The merchant certificate lucky win-
ners were Doug Clup, Richard
Hoogkam, Mary Thomason, Alice
Moore, Ed Youngs, Bob Sears, John
Veldhuizen, Dale Schuller, Bruce
Hardy, Kathy Vermeulen, Georgine,
Bev Hardy, Gordon Lauver, Grace
Moore, Ted Metherell, Majolyn
Bryan, Gretta Knowlton, Ben
Bates, Harry Sienen, Wayne
Bonner, Len Ledger and Glen
Berry.
PROGRESS EUCHRE
There were eight tables playing.
The high man was Roger Bell with
85 points, and the runner-up man
was Walt Broadworth with 74 and
the low man was Tom with 49. The
high lady was Freda Hardy with 75
points, runner-up lady was Lynn
Metherell with 73 and low lady was
Marwn Rees with 42. The most
loaners was Ted Metherell with six.
Under the chair was Joan Bell.
BID EUCHRE
On Thursday night there were
four tables playing. The high man
was Cloyce Swisher with 308
points and the low men was Herb
Tressier with 230. The high lady
was Gloria Lavigne with 277 and
the low lady was Marge Luff with
171. The lady moon shots was
Gloria Lavige with one, and there
was Dana Sweet and Brice Hardy
with one loaner each.
On Tuesday night there were
three tables playing. The high man
was Herb Tressier with 317 points
and the low man was Walt
Boardworth with 131. The high
lady was Wanda Beehler with 250
points and the low lady was me
with 154. The man moon shots was
Roger Bell with one moon shot and
ladies moon shot was me.
SHUFFLEBOARD
The Shuffleboard .club had a fun
day for anyone in the park. First
place went to Bob Bell, second
place to Herb Tresser and the third
was a tie. They had a play-off with
Roger Bell winning third and the
last place went to Joyce Kaleita. We
had our banquet in the afternoon
and had a good turn-out and a lot of
fun.
Wagon Wheel went to play a
shuffleboard tournament at Avion
Palms. The women won six games
and lost 18. The men won nine and
lost 15. In shuffleboard elimination
first place was won by Shirley
Swisher and Walie Price and second
place was won by Gloria Lavine
and HerbTressier. We will be hav-
ing our last out of park tournament
here today (Thursday). Good luck.


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COURTESY PHOTO
The bridge players paused for a picture for the park directory.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


CHILI SUPPER
AND AUCTION
Out of the over 50 tickets given
out by the 50/50 runners, 308 peo-
ple came for the chili supper on
Feb. 25. A total of 154 couples or
individuals signed up to get a bid
card to participate in the auction.
Over $1,300 was raised for recre-
ation activities and equipment.
Auctioneer Keith Stephens and the
Rec committee members worked
hard on it. The Rec committee is
thinking of having another auction
next spring. Don't forget next fall
when you return to bring items from
home or things indigenous to your
state or province to participate in
the auction next year.
LADIES DAY
Sandy and Rudy Lapp planned a
great day. To start, there was a deli-
cious lunch at a tea room in Lake
Alfred and then a visit to some
antique stores nearby. Finally the
bus stopped at a mall in Winter
Haven and it seemed as though
every lady got off the bus carrying
some parcels when we finally
arrived home.
INDIANA DAY
Indiana day was held Feb. 24
with 38 people in attendance. Keith
Stephens auctioned off various
items to raise money for next year.
Hazel Hahn's cherry pie sold for
$20.
YARD SALE
There will be a yard sale in the
park on Saturday, .sarting:at 9 a.m.
Everyone is welcome.
BINGO
Judy Shepard won the paper spe-


cial and Linda Thompson won the
hot ball on Feb. 24. On Feb. 27,
Verna Dawson won the paper spe-
cial and Dora Morgan won the hot
ball jackpot.
LADY VETERANS
Three American and two
Canadian women met for their
annual luncheon at a local restau-
rant. In attendance were Bernice
English, Iva Scott, Edith DeCosta,
Jo Dunlap and Dora Morgan.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Keith Stephens has taken over as
director for the balance of the sea-
son. The hosts on March 1 were Bill
and Diane Burget, Bruce and
Pennie Kendorski and Arlie
Thompson. Don Ahem led the U.S.
pledge, Sylvia Baker led the
Canadian pledge and Rev. Lloyd
Hall led the prayer. The 50/50 win-
ners were Art and Joannie Miller;
Jeannie. and John Dawber; James
Miller; Gloria Stephenson; and
Hazel and Wilkie Johns.
CHURCH
Maxine Stromme was the greeter
for the 128 visitors and residents on


Feb. 26. Special music was a solo
by Rosalie Folnsbee who sang the
familiar hymn "It Is No Secret,"
accompanied by Carole Jones,
pianist. Nancy Morrison directed
the choir for its anthem and a
favorite "How Great Thou Art."
Rev. Lloyd Hall gave the offering
prayer while Wilma Behymer,
organist and the pianist played
"Jesus Paid It All." Jim Bolhouse
and Bob Wilday were ushers. Luke
14:16-24 was the basis for
.v.Winne's message "Excuses -
io See and To Go."
SCORES,
Bridge Feb. 20: first, Mert Wolf;
second Paul Fisher; and third,
Sharon Waterloo and Gary Breyer.
Shuffling Feb. 21: 3-game win-
ners were Dale Baker, Dick Barker,
Bob Beckley, Bob Bundy, Eleanor
Dice, Bernice English, Charlie
Howerter, Carole Jones, Al Murphy,
Dick Robinson and Keith Stephens.
Bowling Feb. 22: first, Shirley's
Slayers, 46; second, P.J.'s Gals, 31;
third, Pin Busters, 29. George Hunt
had a 67 over average for a 235
game and Edie DeCosta had a 25
over average for a 131 game.
Bridge Feb. 22: first, Henri
Swearingin; second, Mary Faust;
and third, Bernice Danielson.
Cribbage Feb. 22: first, Esther
Boddy, 707; second, Peg Gushue,
706; and third, Mary Rose Ulbrich,
701.
Pinochle Feb. 23: first, Dick
Robinson; second, Betty Iceman
and Frank Stephan; and third,
Harold Johnson.
Shuffling Feb. 23: CLV visited
Pioneer Park. Our hosts took no
mercy and beat both the ladies and
the men.



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